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President Elect Obama Has Won… but what if…

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I have to wonder would we have voted for a Republican black older gentlemen for the president of the US? I doubt it cause the Democrats and Black people go hand in hand like cheese on crackers (ummm there is no meaning behind that comment LOL)

With President Obama going into his 101 day in office, I wonder about race relations in the US and how we have grown from the past what we used to treat each other like and what we treat each other like now.

Well, just wondering…. don’t feel like going into a big ole rant on it. Inspired by a post made many moons ago on The.LIFE files

What If…. as seen on The.LIFE files


Sooooooo… President Obama Hasn’t Gone To Church Yet…

Is This More Fear Mongering Or Just Noting What Some People Think?

Is This More Fear Mongering Or Just Noting What Some People Think?

So, does it matter that he hasn’t been to church since he took office… ever? If this is true (cause the info does come from Fox news lol), what do you think of it?

And what about this whole “bowing to Saudi Arabia” thing?

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We’re Just Not That Into You – Political Cartoon

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(you have to just see the rest of this thing… FUNNY lol)

(maybe Obama she read it too so he can deal with the Republicans)


At 12:06pm EST We Have A New President: Barack Obama

Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States of America

Ladies and gentlemen, we now have a new president of the US.

President Barack H. Obama

Let the real work begin. Be the change you wish to see in the world. Remember to follow what our elected polititians are doing and rememeber to nudge them in the right direction.

Later, I will add the speech. For me, these 2 quotes were the highlights:

“Your people will remember what you build, not what you destroy.”

“We are willing to extend our hand if you are willing to unclunch your fist.”

Simply amazing.


Schedule Of Events for Inaugural 2009

Be Grown Be Sexy

I believe that’s LaLa with son and a bystander… or husband, I don’t know lol

Here is a list of events for today. courtesy of MSNBC.com (also check Yahoo.com for events)

  • Gates to the Inaugural Ceremony open at 8 a.m. The inaugural festivities are scheduled to start at 10 a.m. on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. They will include:
  • Musical selections of The United States Marine Band, followed by the San Francisco Boys Chorus and the San Francisco Girls Chorus.
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein provides call to order and welcoming remarks.
  • Invocation by the Rev. Rick Warren.
  • Musical selection of Aretha Franklin.
  • Biden will be sworn into office by Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
  • Musical selection of John Williams, composer/arranger with Itzhak Perlman, (violin), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Gabriela Montero (piano) and Anthony McGill (clarinet).
  • Obama will take the Oath of Office, using President Lincoln’s Inaugural Bible, administered by Chief Justice John Roberts. Scheduled around noon.
  • Obama gives the inaugural address.
  • Poem by Elizabeth Alexander.
  • Benediction by Rev. Joseph E. Lowery.
  • The National Anthem by The United States Navy Band “Sea Chanters.”

After Obama gives inaugural address, he will escort outgoing President George W. Bush to a departure ceremony before attending a luncheon in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall.

The 56th Inaugural Parade will then make its way down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House.

I can only imagine how the Obama family feels right now… even I can’t sleep lol

Oh and be sure to check out the Flickr pool as well. Nice shots of everything inaugraul.


Stumbled Across This: Changing The Present

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I guess everybody is trying to make change these days… I am a believer in being the change you wish to see in the world and well here is a way to change how you give gifts.

Man, you got to wonder what the future holds for all of us when it comes to the new president, the economy and these wars we have going on… looks like we are all in for the ride of our lives.


Barack Obama Is The 44th President of the UNITED STATES

Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States of America

Well, I am alive to see the day. Considering the fact that I am black and I am statically an anomaly because I was either supposed to be in jail or dead but I am actually educated, never been to jail and not dead, I have to say I am very proud of this moment.

I stand behind him and I hope the people who voted for him and for those who didn’t, I think we all have allot of work to do. Let’s Get IT!!!

More on this later.


The New Yorker Tries To Be Funny

In order to be truly grown and sexy, between buying the right fashion and tech toys while being the quintessential business professional (or owner), you have to be following the political front even if for a little bit. So you must have came across this during the last few days:

I have to say that this election year can only get more interesting lol It will be even more interesting when we either get a really old guy for president or a black guy for president. 2009 will be the year to be in I suppose. Some real history is going to be made for all of us.

My opinion? Its a bit distasteful, but I am very much the thinker (sometimes to my detriment) and I immediately (well, after a second or 2) understood what was going on here. It was The New Yorker just pointing out irrational fears of who Obama is. Complete with the fist pound (and obvious terrorist/gang symbol of thuggery), picture of Osama Bin Laden on the wall with the USofA flag burning in the fire place, wife with retro 60’s/70’s afro (fight the power) and a gun on her back. She got the, “you go boy” look on her face and he got the, “I just hoodwinked you MF’s”

I guess I understand the uproar, but to me it was a satire and a very detailed one. Much like many political comic drawings seen on Slate.com (do a Google search for Political Cartoons), they tend to draw on the events of the times and have multiple meanings embedded in them. This cartoon is no different than those seen in the political cartoon circle and they can go for the jugular at times.

Nevertheless, I do believe they did go a little bit too far.

And if you think about how someone who is Muslim feels about this cartoon, it makes it worst.

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So What IS The Economic Plan, Obama?

Don’t get me wrong here, I like Obama (I’m a Democrat, albeit a conservative Democrat) and I also like Hillary, but that doesn’t mean I will just give them a pass because I’m a Democrat and McCain is a Republican.

When it comes to economic policy, Barack Obama’s standard campaign crack that a John McCain administration would amount to a third term of George W. Bush contains an awful lot of truth. Yes, McCain is a different man, with a different history, who will face a different set of challenges and opportunities than Bush has. But look through McCain’s campaign pledges on the economy, and for the most part they really do amount to a continuation of two key policy priorities of the Bush administration: cutting taxes and moving more economic decisions (and responsibilities) into the hands of individuals.

McCain economic adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin tried over the weekend to make the case that it’s Obama who more closely resembles Bush because they’re both big spenders. But it’s hard to see that one sticking. If this election becomes a referendum on the recent performance of the U.S. economy, Obama wins and McCain loses. It’s as simple as that.

Source: Time

I am all for raising taxes for people who have more disposable money as well as raising taxes for businesses, BUT I don’t want blind taxation. I want smart taxation. 150,000 dollars a year might sound like allot to me and you (for me, that is changing… 150,000 a year don’t sound so great to me any more but at the same time its still allot) but I don’t think its allot for a family of 3.

And if you are going to tax those who earn, say over 200,000 a year, lets put that new tax to things we need now like investing in our infrastructure (roads, train, airports, electric grid, fuel distubution and so forth). Imagine taking a train going 300MPH to Florida from New York and get their in 8 hours 9or less… I don’t feel like doing calulations on how far NYC is from say Maimi and how long it would take to ge there at 300MPH lol). We are in dire need of investing in our infrastructure especially our trains, bridges, tunnels and airports.

Taxing oil companies for their windfall sounds great, but it would be better if they were allowed to use that money on new technology and R&D for new fuel deposits and such. I think they would do a better job at finding more resources then the government would.

I don’t want taxes, I want smart taxation and investment.

Link: What Is Obama’s Economic Plan? – TIME


Hillary Clinton Endorses Barack Obama with Video

I don’t understand why it took so long, but in some ways I do. More info on Yahoo about this.

I first seen this at the link below:

Hillary Clinton Endorses Barack Obama (Video) « 2dopeboyz