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Another Auto Bail-Out or One Final Kick Out: Detroit Pay Attention

March 30th, 2009 | By

In the time of the Bail-Out, when is enough, enough. When will the government realize that our will is not being done? When will they realize we are not in a position to continue spending money we don’t have? And when will American Industry stand and do what it’s always done, adapt to any situation.

That has been our legacy. No matter the challenge or the obstacle, we find a way to turn lemons into lemonade. Along the way, we find out we can take a sour situation and turn it into refreshment when the days get hot.

The continuous bail-outs are stopping that from happening. Barack Obama keeps giving money when the company gives nothing in return. In other words, the tax payers are actually helping businesses stay prehistoric and unproductive. We know better than that.

Detroit has the ear of the Union, the government, and the people who are desperate to hold on to their jobs. How about listening to the ear of the master Lemonade maker. I’m always looking for the silver lining in the dark clouds.

O.k. You have a workforce of people good with mechanics, factories full of machines, a government that wants to pour Trillions of dollars into going green but no one in America makes the parts for the wind turbines or solar plates.

You know if you continue to take government money, they will eventually control every aspect of your business. We’ve learned from Bernie Madoff, sticking all your eggs in one basket isn’t very smart. And history has shown, even in prosperous times, Detroit still struggles when it’s main source of income is the Auto Industry.

Detroit, maybe it’s time you kick the Auto Industry out of your town. You can keep the, “We’re going to hold ourselves up by the bootstraps” Ford, but let GM and Chrysler find new homes. That’s if, they could stay afloat during the process.

We all point and say, you can’t do that. You would ruin the American Auto Industry forever. No, we’d create space for other designers and CEO’s to come up with a new product. They’d place plants in different cities and if the Auto Industry starts to hurt again in the future, the pain will be dispersed over a larger area. It wouldn’t collapse an entire U.S. City with it’s demise.

Well what about the people that depend on their job in one of those plants? I got news for you, your job is already in jeopardy. You have been living in a comfort zone created by the Union. I don’t blame you, but it’s time to get out of your comfort zone. Your comfort is killing your city. Maybe it’s not fair, but maybe it’s the right thing to do.

The people of Detroit have an obligation, just as every other American. We are charged with leaving our city, state, and country in a better position than our parents left to us. You were left with a flourishing Auto Industry, high wages, great benefits, and security. What will you leave your children with?

The stigma of the city that ate a Trillion dollars with no production. How the greedy people of Detroit allowed the Unions to kill the Auto Industry? O.K. I’m smart enough to know the Liberals that write the history books will give you a bail-out and put the blame elsewhere, but the truth is you hold the blame.

You vote for the politician with the easy fix, instead of the one willing to make the tough choices to better your city for the future. You vote in and stand by Kwame Kilpatrick, should I say any more?

Maybe I’m taking this a step to far, but I’m in that kind of mood today. Let’s make a politically incorrect comparison.

Detroit is in the middle of a storm. They can choose to re-act like the people in New Orleans and sit and wait for the government to save them, or the can re-act like the people in Fargo and decide to save themselves. Let’s just say, Fargo is going to be hit by another storm today on top of the flooding they have already endured and there are no cases of people being trapped on their roofs or patients in hospitals being taken of life support because some random person deems them not worth saving.

It’s a choice. People of Detroit pay attention.

P.S. I forgot to mention another huge benefit of kicking out the Auto Industry, you’d find out how much the Unions really care about people. I’m willing to bet they would disappear from Detroit the moment GM and Chrysler left and wouldn’t return until the could rape your next source of industry.

Will you fall for it again?

Dear Government, Get Out Of Our Way and We’ll Show You How To Fix the Economy

March 20th, 2009 | By

Dear President Barack Obama, Congress, or Who Ever Will Listen:

We stand at a pivotal time in history. We must make decisions now that will effect the future of this country. And I understand they are tough decisions to make.

I am but one American citizen, but I am scared. I am scared my daughter will not have the opportunity to blow the same chances I blew. That may sound funny, but I know she is bound to make mistakes. My hope is that I can teach her to take responsibility for those mistakes. Not with just an “I’m sorry”, but bold actions that will alleviate some of the affects of her actions. I hope I can teach her to learn from her mistakes.

The civility in my tone is only a mask to hide the rage I feel. Our government officials are supposed to be the brightest amongst us, but we still expect you to make mistakes. We understand you are only men and women.

Yet, we demand you learn from them.

We have learned from our mistakes. Most American people now know to run from an adjustable rate and are sure to fully read any contract before signing. Shouldn’t you have learned that lesson before signing the contract to grant bonuses to AIG executives?

The American people have started to wake up and we understand we have played a role in hurting our economy. The difference is, when we realize it, we stand up and do the right thing.


  1. So All May Eat Cafe- Read full story. Take all the prices off the menu and let people play what they can afford to pay. Those who can pay more, will pay more. Those who can’t, still get to eat.
  2. The Layoff Proof Lease- Read full story. Need a place to live but scared to take on a commitment in this shaky economy? Rent from us and if you lose your job, we’ll give you two month free rent. No strings attached.
  3. $2 Economic Stimulus- Read full story. Stimulate your own community by giving a little extra to your employees. Then encourage them to donate to some one in need, then spend the rest in local businesses.
  4. Some where in a basement, there is a boy inventing a new wave of micro-computers because his father lost his job and is now able, if only until his next employment opportunity, to share his wisdom of electronics.
  5. Somewhere in America, there is a woman that is volunteering at an AIDS shelter that will find her passion in medicine and treatment of the disease.
  6. Somewhere in America, there is a group of investors pooling their money together to make a Bank that makes good loans, to good people, at good rates, just because it’s the right thing to do.
  7. Families that still have jobs are now inviting their friends and neighbors that are unemployed over for dinner and finding inexpensive ways to share great times.
  8. And then there’s people like me. Who blew every chance and made every mistake and now wants to be a part of the solution. There are entrepreneurs with enough faith in themselves and this country to start a business from the ground up and make it a success.

All we need from you is to get out the way. Let us show you how it’s done. If you are not big enough to admit the first bail-out was a mistake, Fine. If you are not big enough to admit the stimulus bill was a mistake, Fine. But don’t continue to cover one mistake by creating another.

The government did not build this country. The people built this country, let us fix it. We know if won’t be easy, but you don’t have to keep making it more and more impossible. Stop speading money and we’ll show you how to solve our nations’ woes as we have always done. Shoulder to shoulder, heart to heart, with nothing but love for this country willing us forward.

Money means nothing to someone with passion in their hearts. We do it because we want to, because we know it’s the right thing to do. Do the right thing. Stop spending money we don’t have.

A very, very, very concerned citizen


If I Were Edward Liddy I’d Save AIG: Congress Try Me

March 19th, 2009 | By

When the story broke about AIG giving $140 Million in bonuses to the same employees that wrecked the company, I was furious. I wanted to roast every single person that received a dime of that money.

But the cool thing about me, I always take a moment to think out any situation. So, I waited until Liddy made his way in front of Congress to make a final judgement.

PLEASE THINK ABOUT THIS> Congress is trying to tell Liddy give back the $140 Million or don’t even think about getting the next $30 Billion. And what about the 3.7 Trillion planned for next years budget? This is what they do. Get you looking in one direction, while they are doing some thing else in the other direction. Magicians.

Let’s pretend for just one moment I was Edward Liddy and Barney Frank had the nerve to imply insult towards me or Chris Dodd tried to duck his role in this debacle. Oh! The Joy……..

Barney Frank: How dare you come before Congress after giving away $140 Billion of taxpayer money in the form of bonuses? You should be ashamed.

Me as Liddy: Why is that Senator Frank, orchestrator of the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac forced lending principles that caused businesses like AIG the ability to make money off false derivatives.

BF: We are not talking about Fannie or Freddie, we are talking about your incompetence as a C.E.O.

MasL: Dear Senator Frank, you and the rest of Congress asked me to take this job. If I am incompetent, what does that make you?

BF: I see you have come here with a chip on your shoulder.

MasL: Why would that be? Could it be, I came out of retirement to make $1 a year saving a company You, the former administration, the current administration, and every member of Congress said was to big to fail. The current economic crisis in this country is to big to fail. Should you get paid $1 to serve the American people like I’m doing?

BF: How dare you insult this panel by talking about how you are looking out for the American Taxpayer?

MasL: How dare you take insult, without a single grain of remorse. Barack Obama, you, and the rest of Congress pushed this Bail Out bill through without even reading it. This “panel” did not check the contracts in place before giving away the money. Where is the admission on guilt and remorse from you that sit in judgment of me.

BF: Mr. Liddy, you are completely out of line.

MasL: Oh, I’m just getting started. What are you going to do Mr. Frank? Fire me. Who are you going to get to work for $1 a year to deal with people like you. It only shows why those who are still employed at AIG and got the bonuses, deserve them.

I was not a part of AIG when now Secretary Geitner was creating this bail out. Why is he not on Capital Hill testifying to how these bonuses were allowed to slip through the cracks?

And now, you want me to go back to American Taxpayers, because you do remember that most of the employees that recieved a bonus are American Taxpayers who are now going to put that money back into the economy, and tell them the contracts Congress and AIG signed are wrong and they have to give back the money.

Instead of taking your place of guilt, you want to start a mob. A mob that threathens killing AIG executives and their families. And you tell me all I have to do is give the money back and the threats stop. Isn’t that extortion? Isn’t that a felony? How dare you?

BF: Mr. Liddy..

MasL: Please take no offense to this Senator Frank but the American People have no confidence in You and Congress. I will not allow you to place all the blame on me. Not because I am not big enough to handle it, but because I want AIG to flourish again.

No one will invest in a company where the whims of Washington rule the C.E.O.’s decisions. You have given AIG Billions of dollars in taxpayer money and it is my job to recoop that money so my grandkids don’t have to pay it back in higher taxes later. That’s why I’m here, not to take ridicule and judgement from you.

If you continue this tirade to deflect attention from the real economic problems and focus squarely on these bonuses, while further hurting the image of A.I.G.; you are in fact guaranteeing AIG will fail. And I will not allow it.

Thank you for this time to speak. I have real business to get done. Shouldn’t you be reading the 3.7 trillion dollar budget proposal by Barack Obama. Or do you plan to sign that one into law before reading it also? Who is going to be your next scapegoat since you can’t use me?


After you heard that, everyone would be in rush to invest in AIG, as long as Liddy was running it. They would have confidence and that’s what missing in the market today. Real true confidence in the people in the positions of power.

Card Check, Union, and Government: Should Workers Really Want More Money?

March 15th, 2009 | By

The title would suggest that I have lost my mind and maybe I have. Everybody wants to make more money, the question is, “Is the union the best way to accomplish this?”

Congress is currently considering re-instating Card Check. To become unionized, 50% of workers have to sign a card saying they want to start a union, and they get a union. Under the current process, the business gets to make it’s case to the workers and the vote is held in secret.

Card Check passing through Congress currently, has another little loop hole tucked in. If the business and the workers can’t come to a resolution, a Washington bureaucrat, with no knowledge of the company in question, will be able to set salary for workers.

Supporters of Card Check say, “How can it be a bad thing to build up the middle class?” If workers make more money, they have more money to spend. They spend more money, our economy booms. Couple that with government healthcare and new green technology, and our country will be set to go into the next century.

Now, I’m self-educated but pretty sharp, so let’s work through this.

First thought, a business’s main purpose is to make money. I know in the current environment, it’s to fail and get a government bail-out, but majority of business’s start with the goal of being successful.

Let’s create a company to play with. How about Liberals Steal Futures Inc. or LSF Inc.

So, LSF Inc. is a national company that produces food products, cleaning products, and the major components of wind power turbines. Great company to be invested in. They are diversified in their holdings, so no one glitch in the market would affect them that much.

50% of their people sign cards requesting the company become unionized.

The C.E.O., unaware a union sign-up was even in progress, was in the final stages of opening his new green construction company. He had poured a majority of LSF Inc.’s recent profits into expanding the company. The expansion would create thousands of new jobs and change the face of the construction business.

Card Check is passed and a union is started before the C.E.O. can even announce the expansion. What should be a wonderful time for the company becomes a fight with the union. Higher wages, more sick days, and health care for part time employees.

LSF Inc. drops in the stock market and a lot of investors lose money. Instead of announcing adding new jobs, they announce they are cutting jobs.

In the current climate, the average American not affected directly by the falling stock price or loss of jobs, doesn’t care about the strain put on the business. They got the money, they should pay their employee’s more.

But here comes the dirty little secret. The C.E.O. is not stupid. He knows that he still needs to turn a profit, so what does he do? He raises the price on your bread, eggs, and milk. The price rises 20% on your dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, and body soap. The wind power they want us to depend on, now goes even higher in price because LSF Inc. is the only company that makes the turbines.

It’s fine if they want to raise the price, I’ll just buy another brand. Just try. All the other American brands went up because they too have become unionized. All that’s left is foreign products three times cheaper than those made in America because they don’t have to deal with such issues.

“You left one important part out of the equation, if the government is paying for health care, the prices won’t be that high for businesses.”

Correct. But where does the government get it’s money? From you. So they will give you a pay raise, put you in a higher tax bracket and charge you more in taxes.

What did you really gain? You pay more in taxes, it cost you more to provide for your family, and jobs are disappearing because foreign companies can provide cheaper products.

I’ll even go one step further for you. What would happen if wind was no longer a worthy source of power? The workers get mad because of lay-offs or benefit cuts and they strike. The Union and LSF Inc. can’t come to a conclusion so they have to meet with a government mediator.

The government mediator decides since government no longer believes wind power is viable, they think the people’s wages working in that division should shrink substantially. So a year ago you were making $20 an hour and now the government thinks your job is worth $11 an hour.

And there is nothing you or the Union can do, because the government has the final say.

This weekend, I watched bits and pieces of Norma Rae, Sally Fields portrayal of a textile worker inspired to start a union at her company. Very moving story but New Jack City was on another channel. As I flipped back and forth between movies, I got an interesting idea. Be on the Look Out for a very funny story.

Couple Quick Notes: Rush for Education and A Silent Conservative

March 11th, 2009 | By

I’ve been spending a lot of time trying to figure out political manuevers. The one thing I’ve learned this year, nothing in politics is as it seems. A politicians main goal is to tell you what you want to hear, without speaking the things you don’t. It’s that simple.

Rush for Education

This morning I was attempting to read between the lines on a two stories in particular. First, Obama’s new plan to improve education from the cradle to college. Sounds good right. I mean who could argue that most inner city schools need improvement.

But what does he not want us to hear?

He wants government to have a heavy hand in creating a suitable school system. Could it have something to do with the Teacher’s Union that prevents firing of bad teachers? Or is it something less politically motivated, like an actual belief that children need to be educated.

Maybe, just maybe, it’s completely political. I watch Fox News. They have a segment on the liberal bias in public school textbooks. It’s so funny how liberals create our school books and still manage to leave us out. I digress.

Anyways, they point out a lot of commentary past off as actual history. Why does this matter? School Vouchers. Most private schools are religious based. They teach all things are possible through a higher power.

The liberals want you to believe all things are possible through them. They can’t have inner city kids being sent to schools that teach self sufficiency, work-based opportunities, or the actual Socialism agenda. This would hurt the grasp they have on the inner city areas.

So instead they throw money at the problem, like having a computer in a school is going to help the kid that has no desire to learn to read. But that fits their agenda well. See, if they throw all this money at the public school system and it still fails to improve, it will not be the Democrats fault.

It will still be the Republicans fault because the inner city kids still live in the inner city. The problem itself never disappears, only a new strategy on “how to blame” presents itself. And through all these political games, our schools continue to deteriorate, even if they are now completely green.

If you say I’m reading to much into this, Why are the Obama girls in private school?

A Silent Conservative

A hero becomes selfish when he expects praise for his deeds. It’s one of the first lessons you learn as a child. Give because you want to, not because you want something in return.

It’s a proven fact Conservatives give more to charities than Democrats. We believe God helped us succeed and it’s our duty to give back to those around us. What makes a conservative so great is his/her refusal to seek a pat on the back for their deeds.

Former President George W. Bush did more for the people of Africa than any other U.S. President in history. His financial contributions to the AIDS epidemic has helped saved millions of lives. When Kanye West came out and said George Bush doesn’t like black people, Bush didn’t respond by pointing out all the aid he’s sent to the struggling continent.

Bill O’Reily donates all his income, outside of his television show, to charity. He mentions this to let the public know buying a “don’t be a pinhead” bumper sticker is contributing to a worthy cause, both his message and a community. Now, if he listed every charity he contributed to and how much, I’d think he was waiting for his pat on the back.

There is some in fighting amongst Republicans about how to win inner city communities. The Rush Limbaugh’s say don’t target one group, let’s stay on message and we’ll win back the White House. Then you have the new voices in the Republican Party that say, let’s reach out to the community with social based programs, but we’ve got to make sure they are publicized correctly.

I know I’m over simplifying but for the sake of time, just roll with it. There is a girl from the inner city that found dance to be her escape. She is now in the $250,000 range and would love to open a dance school in her old neighborhood. One problem, the new tax hikes are going to prohibit her from opening her studio.

This maybe a little cynical, but I leave in the real world. Which message is more important? A puff piece about a girls dream to open a dance studio or a hard hitting news story about how the tax hikes are going to actually hurt community building?

The puff piece would actually do more harm than good. See, a silent conservative will hear this story and help the woman open her studio. The follow-up story wouldn’t mention the name of the person who donated the money and the silent conservative would be happy. That would be the end.

Make it about policy and you got a whole other ball game. This woman worked hard so she could open a dance studio in her community, not to pay for pig odor research. The government cut after-school activities, financially crippled this woman from starting a studio, and decided the best way to help her community was to build a Waterpark 1,000 miles away.

You go from targeting one group of people of a particular community, to affecting numerous groups of people in a myriad of communities. All with different stories behind the main premise, tax hikes hurt individuals who want to do good in their communities.

A rich Republican that goes to the ghetto to help, then leaves pounding his chest is what the street would call a mark. They are going to take what ever they can get from you and move on. Tell them they loss the local basketball courts to pay for the new court across town and you get a totally different response.

The streets are not stupid and Republicans should stop treating them as such. That’s the Democrats job.

To Kill An American

February 10th, 2009 | By

Written by an Australian Dentist

You probably missed this in the rush of news, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper, an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.

So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let everyone know what an American is . So they would know when they found one. (Good one, mate!!!!)

‘An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish , Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani or Afghan.

An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as native Americans.

An American is Christian , or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim. In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan . The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them chooses.

An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence , which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return. When Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country!

As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan .

The national symbol of America , The Statue of Liberty , welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America.

Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11 , 2001 earning a better life for their families. It’s been told that the World Trade Center victims were from at least 30 different countries, cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists.

So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General Tojo , and Stalin , and Mao Tse-Tung, and other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world. But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself.

Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American.

A New Trillion Dollar Stimulus: Tell Your Child The American Dream is Dead

January 12th, 2009 | By

Here we go again. Another Trillion Dollar Plan to help our economy. Yes. More money, more money. Wait. Aren’t we in debt up to our ears right now. Where are we going to get this money? Who is going to pay it back? I’m not a finance major but I do run a household. I know you don’t get out of debt by creating more debt.

So what will the American People receive from this plan? Let’s take a look.

Infrastructure Repair

I listed this first because it is the only part that makes any sense. With bridges collapsing and levees breaking, we do need to invest in our infrastructure. I hate driving over large bridges, that’s before the threat that it could fall from beneath my car.

But is this something that the government should fix? Yes. Local Government. Why? Because local governments can contract to local businesses, therefore helping the local economy. Taxpayer money goes back to the people who payed in the first place. Plus, more local small business job creation.

That can’t happen.

Only the Government Can Fix This Problem

I think this is one of those, ‘If you say it enough times, it’ll come true’ statements. What does the government actually ever fix? This is what kills me about those who follow President Barack Obama so blindly.

He is nothing more than a politician. Not taking away from any of his achievements or his eloquence, he is still a politician. The lower segment of our population has been complaining about the same problems for decades. It’s hard for a poor man to make it in this world.

So show me a situation where the government made it happen. So me one situation where the government took a poor man and made him into a success. It doesn’t happen. Each person makes a decision on how they want to live their lives. The government may step in and assist but the main burden lays with the person developing the wealth.

We, the American People, develop the wealth of this country. Not the government. If anyone is going to fix this problem, it won’t be someone who has spent their adult lives learning how to phrase a statement properly so you won’t know their true intent.

It will come on the back of hard working Americans, the brains of creative Americans, and the fearlessness and belief of all Americans in the American Dream.

What American Dream?

I’m glad you asked. The ones we are taking away from our children to give us temporary relief right now. See, I was taught that each generation should try and leave this country in a better position than the generation before it. We are failing miserably.

With the election of our first African American President, we will leave the next generation with more acceptance of other races and hopefully religions. But will the large debt we are incurring out shadow this moment when the history books are written?

Will this moment of reverence be nothing more than an asterisk next to the moment the free market died in America? Yes.

During the election, the only thing people thought about was the economy, their money. Why do you think anything will be different in the future? Our children are going to want to create wealth for themselves. Instead, they will be paying higher taxes trying to pay back the Trillions we are spending right now. We are creating the debt that will rob our children of the American Dream. Do you understand? Your child will suffer your mistakes.

No. They will benefit because I am able to work right now.

Fight for a Temporary Job

New Jersey is the highest taxed state in America. Over the last five years, 60% of all job creation came from the state government. I’ll give you a second to think about this. When the government creates all the jobs, the investors in the government, you and me, have higher payrolls.

How long can this last? It’s comes to point where you are paying your own salary or the money runs out and the government has no choice but to have massive layoffs.

What happens when there are no more roads to fix? What happens when there are no more schools that can be turned green?

By then, new industries will have opened.

Are the people that are going to lose those manual jobs qualified for the new jobs that will be available? Just think about the workers at the Auto Plants. Most have family history in Ford or GM. Their mother and father worked there and they are continuing on the tradition. All fine and good.

But what happens when that company fails? The mother and father loses their pension and you lose your job. Now, your stuck with the feeling, ‘what am I going to do next, all I know is cars.’

Are we going to be left with the next generation knowing only manual labor because those are the jobs the government provides?

That should scare the hell out of you. Thinking the government is responsible for providing you with the ability to provide for your family. I’m scared thinking my daughter won’t be able to buy a house because I want to stay in mine right now.

To add insult to injury, think about all the corruption we are hearing about right now. I bet the politicians are all getting their phones checked for wire tapping before the bill is signed. You know that there are people waiting to pay to play with this money. And it only makes sense.

There are thousands of counties in this country. Who will get what money? I’m betting it won’t go to neighborhoods that didn’t raise money for the politician sitting in power. They have people to reward for getting them elected and they will be at the head of the line. We don’t even think of this as corruption anymore. And that’s a shame.

So this Trillion Dollar stimulus will provide the American People with much needed infrastructure improvement, massive debt, numerous temporary jobs, happy politicians, even happier lobbyist, and the death of the American Dream.

One day when our children ask was it worth it, what will we say?

What I’ve Missed: News In A Nutshell

January 3rd, 2009 | By

I’ve been gone for to long. Let’s catch up.

Barack “The Magic Negro”

I had to start off with this. I didn’t hear the song back in 2007. I’m sure I would’ve laughed then.

I just have one question. When in the hell did our skin get so thin? I thought the whole point of being black was having the ability to deal with all the tough shit and get through. Or did I miss something? Of course I didn’t miss anything. We love the double standard.

What would happen if l a black man made a parody of a white man? I’m not even going there. You hear them all the time. But as soon as some thing is taken out of context we jump to say ‘there they go’.

No. There you go. Putting credence in someone and something that really doesn’t matter. Making a big deal out of something you do on a normal basis. Wanting to point a racial finger like that is some how going to change something in your community.

Like I said in my previous article, I’m like Katt Williams, I’m getting a laugh out of everything this year. I want to live longer and happier.

Barack ” The magic Job Creator”

People I want you to really think about this. What kinda job is rebuilding a school? For those of you who think it is a great job, I question, how many schools are actually going to be built where you live?

O.K. let me slow down and explain. Infrastructure in the U.S.A. does need to be improved. Our bridges are falling, our schools are outdated, and if going green saves the government I’m all for it. But these are local jobs. And I’m guessing they will be going to the lobbyist of the present governments choice.

This does not provide a stable job creation system for two major reasons.

You will be paying your own salary. The government gets it’s money from you. So if the government is paying you, then you are in fact paying yourself. If that is the road you want to take, start your own business.

I know that government jobs are a necessity. But if government is the only institution that is creating jobs, then we have a problem. A huge problem. How long does it take to build a school? How long does it take to fix a road? And what happens when you finish?

Bringing us to the second reason. These jobs won’t last. Is the government going to go around and break shit just to give you more to fix? No. Instead, a few years from now, there will be a massive government layoff and you will be a victim. It’ll probably happen right when you sign your mortgage papers or buy that new fuel efficient car.

And it won’t be the governments fault. They told you the jobs would be for infrastructure. You knew they would be temporary and yet you attached your future to that job. So in eight years you will be begging for a Republican to get into office and create real lasting job creation.

Why do you think we don’t let one party stay in office that long? One party comes in a fixes a mess left by the other, while creating new problems for the other party to fix on their go around. Obama is going to stick his name to a huge government let down to the people. Private industry creates lasting jobs. Government jobs create more bureaucracy.

So while you are waiting for those jobs, lobbyist and loyalist will be getting paid first. You know I’m right.

Blagojevich “The Senate Seat Giver”

Roland Burris, what can I say? You know how you see a car wreck and you can’t help but look. This is the funniest car crash I’ve ever seen.

I won’t blame Blagojevich. He is just smart. He knows this is how they play the game and he has survived in Chicago politics by following the rules. You want to say I’m incompetent, I’ll do my job and make you prove it. You won’t me out, come and get me. You gotta respect the moxy.

But did Burris have to come out and play the race card. I’m being nice. He came out with race cash. I’m not waiting for a bill to come in the mail, I’m paying my bill in full, out right. Try to challenge the only black Senator to a Senate seat. Go ahead I dare you.

Damn. My very first experience with race cash. And I’m laughing. This is what we all deserve. We act like race is the only issue that causes us problems. I think it’s less about race as it is wealth. But when you don’t have wealth, you play to your strengths, your color.

I hope the Sergeant at Arms makes Burris sit in the back of the Senate. Then he’ll feel like he really belongs. When he wants to sit in the front, he can act like its 2009 not 1960……….

Santa Brings Death to Christmas

I’m not going to even write about the bastard that took 7 lives at a Christmas party. I hope hell turned the furnace up for his arrival.

I just want to send a prayer out to every one that was personally touched by this tragedy. You have a nation of people praying for you. There is nothing I nor anyone else could say that would take away the pain but know you are in our hearts and minds.

War In the Middle East

Israel started it. No. Hamas started it. No. It was all Bush’s foreign policy. No. It’s all an Israeli political ploy. No. It’s Hamas’s outcry to get from under Israel’s thumb.

B.S. It’s a few people that profit from the war never ending. The sad part is they use religion like a sword. It has nothing to do with God. It has to do with man. Man wanting power and position and not caring who gets hurt to get it.

Hamas wanted land, they got it. But it’s not enough. Now Israel has to be destroyed. Why? Is it because they are Jewish? No. It’s because they occupy land someone else wants. Their religion is just a means to an end.

So the people have no food but they have guns and bullets. The people have no jobs, so they become suicide bombers to provide for their families. The people have no hope, so they strike back with hate and violence. How do I know all this? Personal experience from my own community.

Let us fix our problems here then maybe we can judge Israel and the Palestinians.

All that in a nutshell.

A Scandal Is A Scandal: Or Is It?

December 16th, 2008 | By

I have a couple simple questions. Since the new president elect has promised transparency in his administration, why do we have to wait until he takes office to get it. O.K. This is not really about Barack Obama. It’s more about the scope of scandal.

Here are my questions.

Why will no news organization point out the fact that Blagojevich is a Democrat?

You know the basics of advertising. A company will attach their name to a funny slogan or memorable character in hopes that every time you think of that melody or figure you think of their product. Personally, my favorite is You know the singers that completely change song style each commercial. I look forward to hearing what they will do next.

Anyways, does this example give an answer to my question? Do the news organizations not mention Blago as a Democrat because they don’t want you think scandal when ever you think of the party? Is that fair game for a credible news organization? Hiding or omitting information to further push their cause.

Will you fail to put 1 and 1 together? Will you just assume that this is ploy by some unknown white man to tarnish the name of Barack Obama? I ask this for a simple reason. No matter the cleanliness of Obama in this situation, he is still born and breed in Chicago politics. If this is the norm, do you not believe that some where along the way Barack Obama didn’t have to pay to play?

Another question. Did you realize what kind of scandal each party participates in?

With the exception of Bill Clinton, most sex scandals involve Republicans. I have no problem saying that because it’s true. The party that rallies for moral value is often the party caught with it’s pants down. I heard this on this on a t.v. show once. You find what a man rallies against and you just might find his corruption.

In the same breath, the Democrats are often caught with their hand out. Which kinda throws a monkey wrench in my previous analyzation because they preach putting your hand out. They tell the American people that the government owes them more than truthfulness and transparency. And they believe the same. They are owed more than just the chance and opportunity to serve the American People. They should receive something tangible.

Where does this leave the American people? Republicans following people they believe in a speech but not by the practice of their morality. Democrats having to pay to get a seat at the table to give a voice to those who disapprove of corruption. And Independents in the middle trying to figure out which is less of two evils.

And that is a tough decision to make. A true moral conservative should have serious reservations about supporting someone that will lend credibility to the destruction of our most basic values. A true free liberal should have serious reservations about building a Socialist society when the foundation is steeped in corruption from the beginning. And those in the middle are just praying for a chance to vote without sacrificing too much to either side.

Is corruption nothing more than a necessary evil?

This is a question with to many side to have just a simple answer. First, you have to define corruption. Now Webster has the definition as impairment of integrity, virtue, or moral principle. So what are some real cases of corruption. Those I mentioned above.

If you are morally against same sex marriage because you think it’s going to destroy the traditional state of marriage, then don’t go and cheat on your spouse. Plan and simple. In doing so, you are a corrupt man or woman.

If you are morally against the rich because you don’t think they pay their fair share, then don’t try to rob or extort those who may not have money but still want to serve in public office. Plan and simple. Where is the integrity in telling a poor man he can’t serve his people because he can’t pay you?

That’s the black and white of it. What about the gray areas? Is Nepotism a form of corruption? Is racial preference a form of corruption? What about situational preference? (O.K. I think I just made that one up but I’ll explain in a moment.) Let’s take them one at a time.

Nepotism is when you give a family member special favor, like a job. Are you compromising your integrity because you want your son or daughter to one day control the business you started? Are you lessening your values by placing a corporation in the hands of your sister’s offspring? Are you down grading your moral value giving your brother a contract to help him start his new business?

No. Unless, those things should be in control of the American People. If you are a Senator giving away contracts to your family when the money comes from tax payers dollars, corrupt. You should never be allowed to hand your child a House seat. I mean are these things so hard to figure out?

O.K. Racial Preference. Are you compromising your integrity in hiring all black woman to work in an urban beauty salon? Is your virtue lessened by only playing Hip Hop music that draws in a black crowd? Does your morality take a hit because you surround yourself with like minded people with hopes of serving those in the community to which you belong?

No. Unless, you hold public office. It is wrong to hire an all white or all black staff when you are holding public office, especially if you have a mixed community. Especially when you campaigned to all those in the community. The moment you decide to shut out any ethnicity, you lose a portion of you moral value and in doing so become corrupt.

What about Situational Preference? Are you compromising your integrity by hiring a man with two kids instead of a high school student that still lives with his mother? Do you lack virtue because you donate money to an organization for battered women because you were once in their shoes? Are you morally stained because you chose to rent your house to a white woman living on the street at a discount price instead of a black college kid that can afford full price?

No. You guessed it. Unless you are a paid public official. You can longer choose what’s best for your mental well being. You have to decide what’s best for the people you serve. All woman are not battered woman, so you also have to contribute to other circumstances. And yes, maybe it is in the best interest of the people to have one less homeless person on the street, so both your conscience and your civil duty can be served with out damaging your morality.

So, Is corruption really a necessary evil? Does it have a legitimate place in our government? Or does it take to much compromised virtue, integrity, and morality from our society?

I think we have every right to expect more from our elected officials. Often it is said that they don’t get paid enough to avoid corruption. I say you pay them more and it’ll cost more to play the game.

So, no I don’t believe it’s necessary. But I do believe it’s inevitable. We are only human. We take the lessons we’ve learned and apply them to all aspects of our life. If you did give your son a job working in your business, why would it be wrong to do the same when you become Mayor? If you did give a contract to your brother even though his bid was higher, why should it be a problem when you get on the appropriations committee?

Because it is. If your son ruins your company, it was your risk to take. If your brother botches a new building, you take the hit. As soon as you choose to serve the American People, the rules change. You are no longer affecting just your legacy, you are now controlling the future of your town, your state, or this country. You should act accordingly. I’m just saying.

The Democrats Need A Sarah Palin: She Would Fight Pay To Play

December 15th, 2008 | By

They call Chicago politics, “Pay to Play”. How funny is that? Once I asked, How much is your vote worth? Who knew you were the last person to get paid? Who knew other politicians were getting paid before you even got the chance to go into the ballot box?

I guess most of us did. No one can deny the corruption that in evident in almost every society. The question becomes who will stand up and be the Democrats’ Sarah Palin.

During the campaign season, no one on the left paid attention to Sarah Palin’s record. They laughed when Tina Fey made a funny but misleading attack on Palins’ intelligence. They said she was nothing but a prop used by McCain because Obama didn’t pick Hillary. Basically, they demeaned the woman.

Now with the Blagojevich scandal completely diminishing the Obama pre-presidency, the Democrats should be praying for a politician like Sarah Palin. In all their complaining about Palin’s experience, don’t you find it funny they could use her skill of cleaning up corruption.

Everyone wanted to look over the fact she was a maverick. I know that word was used like a campaign badge of honor, but none the less it was true. She came to power in a state that was riddled with corruption. Alaska is America’s biggest oil producing state and money flows between politicians and oil companies.

Instead of ‘Paying to Play’, Palin ran on the true purpose of the civil service; to best serve the people. She didn’t become Governor because she kissed the ass of all the right people. Well, actually she did. She just choose the right people. The people of the state of Alaska.

And one level wasn’t enough. When she was on the city council, she didn’t agree with the policy of her mayor, so she ran for his job and won. When she figured out she couldn’t clean up her local government because her state government was corrupt, she ran for state office.

She lost her first bid to be Governor, so she took a job working at the Alaska Conservation Committee. She hit the Jackpot. She was now in the main hub of most of Alaska’s corruption. And she did something about it. She raised her voice so she could be heard and the people of Alaska listened.

Upon defeating an incumbent Governor of her own party, she went right to fighting corruption. She signed ethic reforms into law and now Alaska has a more transparent government.

I’m sure it was not easy. Politics are hard when you have to run against someone of another party. The level of difficulty increases when first you have to fight within your own party. Especially when you don’t follow their way of getting to the top. I guess I should say, especially when you plan on destroying their way of getting to the top.

With all that being said, Who will be the Democrats’ Sarah Palin?

Now, I know Barack Obama promised change you can believe in but he can’t help in this situation. First, let me say, I’m impressed with Obama’s decisions in the last few weeks. I’m glad he doesn’t really plan to go through with all the ridiculous promises he made during the election. But he can’t stop the corruption in Chicago.

The problem with a machine is one part can make the entire machine fail. That is very true of the Chicago Machine. If not handled properly, the Blagojevich scandal could cause alot of skeletons to fall out of alot of closets. The out pour is coming. Just ask Tony Rezko.

Two components of the Chicago Machine are in trouble. Who honestly believes they were the only corrupt ones? When I told you a major reason Obama was elected to the Illinois State Senate involved getting other candidates kicked from the ticket, you were like, So. Well, one of those candidates could have been Illionios’ Sarah Palin.

But because they didn’t pay to play, they were discarded. How can you fight corruption when the people believe in those who were brought up in the corruption? I’m just saying. If my Democratic Governor’s kept getting indicted, I think I would look to another party for guidance. Or at least I’d pay more attention to the candidates from the Democratic side.

If the major Democrats of Illinois supports them, I wouldn’t. We know the guys on the top are corrupt, so do the opposite of what they suggest. You can honestly help a person who wants to bring real change by no longer giving power to those who used their wallets to gain that power.

We control the fate of our politicians. When will we stop making fun of those we don’t agree with and start holding those we give our vote accountable. I’m just saying.