Category Archives: Human Interest

The Deal- Your World?

Your world, your prism is what it's all about. Yeah you're comfortable, feeling good. Maybe you will drive down to the coast, to the beach house. Maybe you'll sell your house and buy a bigger one down the street. You're not worried about your job, what you will eat, because John at work has your back. After all he's your golf buddy.

You can't relate, no need to worry about anyone who can't make their own way. They are losers, yeah that's what they are. You know if this is your world. At least that's what you think. That God blessed your reality. Thank him that you have what you have. Don't become proud and believe you made it happen. Know that God allowed it to happen, because in the end you have no control over anythng, it's God's world and he can take it away from you at any time. You brought nothing into this world and you can carry nothing out.

Give back while you can and throw self importance and bigotry out the door. They over stayed their welcome in your home. You home is not your physical home. Your home is inside you. Give back the way the Lord expects you to do.

 

Reporter Sues Plain Dealer

Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter sues for conspiracy to oust him from his position. Donald Rosenberg sued the Plain Dealer, and the Cleveland Orchestra and the Musical Arts Association and other for conspiracy to remove him from a beat that he held for fifteen years. According the lawsuit file, the Plain Dealer Editor and officials at the Cleveland Orchestra conspired to have him removed from his job.

Cleveland Plain Dealer Article

Obama To Announce National Security Team Today

President Elect Barack Obama will announce his national security team today it is expected to include Sen. Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State and Robert Gates as Defense Secretary, a hold over from the Bush Administration. it is also reported that President Elect Obama will name retired Marine General Jim Jones as his National Security advisor. In addition Obama is also expected to nominate Susan Rice as United Nations Ambassador, and Arizona Governor, Janet Napolitano as Homeland Security Secretary; and Eric Holder as Attorney General.

President Elect Obama Broadcast His Weekly Radio Address On U-Tube

President- Elect Barack Obama utilized U-Tube, in addition to radio to broadcast his Saturday Morning Radio address. The use of U-Tube Message is a ground breaking historic way to address the American People.  Previous presidents have used Radio as the only means to distribute this message.  This is groundbreaking in that it is the first time a president has ever used U-Tube for a weekly radio address. As of today over 550,000 have view the first ever U-Tube message.  The is just one more in a series of Obama innovations and there are sure to be more to come.  Click here to view Obama’s U-Tube Message Saturday, November 15.

Palin Post Election Interviews Are Not Helping Her

Sarah Palin says during last week’s media blitz that she would love to do interviews. The problem is that Palin did not help herself by conducting all the interviews. She actually hurt herself in the interviews. Matt Lauer’s interview with Palin brought out twisted logic and some cases out and out lies to cover up her ineptitude.

Sarah Palin is extremely ambitious, and very unprepared. She did not clearly articulate her vision on what she wants to do next or her vision for Alaska. She did not get specifics on what she would do in the future. Many in the media say she often goes into Tina Fey mode when she has no answer or does not know the answer to questions.

Palin said the mainstream media started the rumor that her son was not her baby. In fact John McCain put out a press release about the rumors stated on the Internet; at the point the media responded. Palin tried to paint herself as a victim. Because of the scrutinizing of Reporters like Katie Curic and Wolf Blitzer, the American people earned more about the unpreparedness of Sarah Palin.

Kissinger Praises Consideration of Hillary Clinton As Secretary of State

Henry Kissinger came out today with a resounding endorsement of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Kissinger said she would be an outstanding Secretary of State. Kissinger may be right because this is an absolute brilliant move by Obama and a necessary move Clinton; perhaps an anchor for Hillary Clinton. Clinton’s problem is the Senate. There is no where for her to go since she lost her bid for the Presidency. So she must rebuild her image.

Clinton moved to New York in 2000, to win a Senate race. Although contested; the candidate she faced, Rick Lazio, had absolutely no chance of beating her. It was a free pass to the Senate and the chance for Clinton to hold the first elected position in her life. It was also a spring board for her to campaign for the Presidency. When Bush left office, either in 2004 or 2008, Clinton got her chance in 2008. She was the clear front runner for the office, but a funny thing happened; she lost to the man from Illinois with the funny name, Barack Obama. Obama was not figured into equation. He was a wild card. Quite frankly, Hillary Clinton, underestimated Obama.

The lost left Clinton dead in the water, with no way to go. Her grand plan to the White House was foiled by President Elect Barack Obama. Clinton has no options if she stays in the Senate. She should thanks President Elect Barack Obama for throwing her a lifeline to rejuvenate her career. Hillary Clinton would make an outstanding Secretary of State. It will rejuvenate her career and position her for another run in 2012 of 2016. She should take it.

Our Society of Contradiction

We live in a society of contradictions. The individual personal judgments that we use often are not doled out with our idea of justice. We render personal judgments everyday in America. The examples and cases are paramount. To numerous to mention. We hold others to higher standards, still others to lower standards. Not quite deciding on where we should stand at all. We are a schizophrenic in our thinking and in our reasoning. We are unduly harsh in our criticism of others and unforgiven in our ability to forgive.

We have the audacity to to judge and to place our so called moral value on one issue, when we allow immoral activity to occur almost blatantly in other area. The examples of these instances are many; but it is irrelevant to mention them. What would be the point. We all know how we judge others, how we hold others to higher and lower standard and we take stance on these issues by molding and shaping them in our minds. Not based on any moral or biblical standard. Often based on a gut feeling, or some opinion formed through experience, thus clouding our thinking and clouding and our often unreasonable reasoning.

We give a blind eye to history; perhaps acting as if history is not a good marker to determine opinions and issues of fairness in the future. But history is perhaps the one marker that can at least deliver a perspective on why things happen the way they do and why people behaved in the way they do now. We call ourselves spiritual people. But how can we be spiritual when we don’t have the ability to forgive? Or we set time limits as to when forgiveness is appropriate.

President Elect Obama and President Bush Meet Today At The White House

President Elect Barack Obama and President Bush Met today that White House for a wide ranging Discussion.  The New York Times devoted an informative piece on this meeting.

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/10/welcome-to-your-new-home/

Free Obama Victory Sticker

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This Election Day Is A Special Day

Today’s the day! It is a great day for America. We are a diverse people and this Presidential race is the first to embrace the embodiment of diversity. I took pride this morning when I went out to vote at 6 AM. It was with pride and a sense of history that I pulled the level for Barack Obama. I would like to say a lot of things, but as an African American, I think back at how we we denied the ability to vote for many many ,many years.

We were slaves only 145 years ago. Although Abraham Lincoln freed our ancestors with the Emancipation Proclamation, we still did not realize the promise of all the freedoms of America. Families were separated doing slavery, slaves were not allowed to learn to read or write. The African American family was totally separated and destroyed. When the slaves were finally freed, we were still second class citizens. Harassed and denied the freedom that everyone else enjoyed, even in a free country.We were looked down upon, degradated, called every name, but a child of God, yet we pressed on.

Given these odds, we still pressed on, our ancestors rallied and accepted the long odds set against them, but kept pressing for the next generation. For black people to make it in America was like being in a race where you forced to start one hundred yards behind that starting line. Those were the odds we were faced with.

The leaders that helped us paved the way for our piece of the American dream, was W.E.B. Dubois, Booker T. Washington, A. Phillip Randolph, Dr. Martin Luther King, all helped us through the age of Jim Crow, segregation in the south, voter suppression, lynching, and a host of other atrocities that in many cases were sanctioned or ignored by our government.

So this day is a special day, given our struggle, given the resolve that we had to face. But given our faith, our strong faith in God, we have seen this day. It is a day of Hope for all Americans, and that is the key for All Americans… because that is what we truly are. It is a day that we can look back on and say we can really overcome the stain of racism, we can overcome to stain of complacency in our own community, and striving as a race to be the best that you can be. It is a day that we change the outlook of African Americans, that if you buckle down and work hard that the dreams of America, really can be yours. That’s what this day means to all of us……..Americans.