September 2, 2014

These are must reads

Should Middle Class be sharpening their pitchforks yet?

Middle Class Pitchforks Nick Hanauer

Liberals and Progressive have great ideas. Moreover these ideas are intrinsically moral. Unfortunately in that Ivy League thought process where the desire to promote equal access to success is prevalent, marketing these ideas against the immoral forces of the selfish is at best a dismal failure. In a capitalist society those with the most capital are in power. They use that power to control government regulation of the economy and with that the economy itself. Wealth and income inequality  means that it is a very select few that dictate the lives of us all. Unfortunately there is a dirty little secret that few talk about. Nick Hanauer, a rather observant capitalist/plutocrat,spoke about it in his TED Talk a couple years ago. I can say with confidence that rich people don’t create jobs. Nor do businesses large or small. Jobs are a consequence of a circle of a lifelike feedback loop between customers and businesses. And only consumers can set in motion this virtuous cycle of increasing demand and hiring. … [Read more...]

Thank you President Obama for not yet having a ISIL strategy in Syria

President Obama no strategy on ISIS ISIL

ISIS / ISIL is a problem that requires intelligent action devoid of shooting from the hip President Obama got into hot water with the media this week. He was transparent and told the truth. “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse,” President Obama said. “We don’t have a strategy yet.” What is so bad about that statement? It is the truth. America has never had a real international strategy other than war and henceforth its excursions into foreign lands that have been constant failures. That lack of strategy has gotten thousands of Americans killed and have decimated the country’s treasure. It however has continued to make billions for a small select group of folks in the military industrial complex. Profiteers love war. It is a direct transfer of wealth from the masses (taxpayers) to a select few. That lack of a strategy is ongoing in the Obama administration because of a culture. The entire political establishment is controlled by money infused from war  profiteers, the military industrial … [Read more...]

St. Paul Police assault/arrest Black man waiting for his kids

Christopher Lollie, Black Man Christopher Lollie, Assaulted By Police

Christopher Lollie's story: Sitting & waiting while Black Anyone doubt that Black men are profiled irrespective of demeanor, civility, or socio-economic status simply need to listen to the video above. The ubiquity of cellphone video over time will bring to light America’s dirty little secret. Many ask at times why many Black and Brown people in general, and Black men in particular are distrustful of the police. Many ask why they are sometimes angry in certain situations. Jon Stewart actually got it in a piece he did a couple of days ago. “Imagine that instead of that on a pretty consistent basis,” Jon Stewart said. “You can’t get a f*cking cab even though you are a neurosurgeon because you’re Black. I guarantee you that every person of color in this country has faced an indignity from the ridiculous to the grotesque to the sometimes fatal at some point in there, I am going to say last couple of hours because of their skin color. … Race is there and it is a constant. You are tired of hearing about … [Read more...]

President Obama updates nation on economy, Ukraine, & ISIL


President Obama correctly cautious on ISIL actions The President gave a news conference on Thursday. It is evident the intent of the news conference was to temper the drumbeat to war in effect by  a media and a few hawks in both the Republican and Democratic parties. President Obama Delivers an Update on the Economy, Iraq, and Ukraine At the White House this afternoon, President Obama provided an update on important issues ahead of his attendance at the NATO Summit in the United Kingdom next week. The President first addressed the "number one thing that most Americans care about" -- our economy. He noted that the economy is growing "at a stronger clip" than predicted and that we have more work to do to continue this momentum: This morning, we found out that our economy actually grew at a stronger clip in the 2nd quarter than we originally thought.  Companies are investing.  Consumers are spending.  Over the past four and a half years, our businesses have created now nearly 10 million new jobs. … [Read more...]

Joe Scarborough reacts to 9yr old girl who killed instructor with Uzi

9 Year Old girl,kill,instructor,uzi

Joe Scarborough is now on the correct side of the gun control debate The chilling video above of a 9 year old girl shooting an Uzi is bad enough. The instructor that was showing her how to use the gun first had the gun in the single shot mode. The little girl fired the gun with no problems. The instructor then foolishly placed the gun in semiautomatic mode. When the little girl fired the gun, she lost control and shot the instructor in the head killing him. Shouldn’t  an instructor be aware that the wrist of a nine year old girl may not be strong enough to fire an Uzi in semiautomatic mode even if she successfully fired one shot? Should he not have assumed she could lose control? Joe Scarborough covered the subject on Morning Joe. He was livid. This is not the first time Joe Scarborough have been irate about unnecessary deadly gun killings and massacres. The Newtown massacre made him ‘rethink’ his position on gun control. He excoriated NRA’s Wayne LaPierre for his attempts to ‘racialize’ the gun … [Read more...]

Mitt Romney already running for 2016 presidential race

Mitt Romney

Why is Mitt Romney making frequent appearances now? Are you ready for Mitt Romney 2.0? Chuck Todd is pointing out what seemed to be obvious to many. Mitt Romney has been making the media rounds on a regular basis. While he continues to deny he is running, his actions and statements say otherwise. Mitt Romney may have been buoyed by a July CNN/ORC poll that shows he would beat President Obama 53/44% if the election was held then. While the same poll has Clinton beating Romney 55%/42%, Chuck Todd's analysis on current international events giving Romney a lift, a very poor Republican field, along with a perceived Romney re-moderation will make his run plausible. A few weeks ago Mitt Romney bucked the Republican Party and came out in favor of the minimum wage. It is evident that he has begun the process of differentiating himself from the core, the rank and file folks in his Party. It is the attempt to appease the 47%, the piece of America he disparaged in the election he lost to President Obama. It … [Read more...]

This is why the media is the necessary tool needed to misrepresent minorities


 The media is but one of their tools Michael Brown’s execution by police officer Darren Wilson presented a national learning platform. The facts are rather simple. Two young Black men were walking in the street and approached by a cop. An altercation occurred. An unarmed Michael Brown ran away. Officer Darren Wilson pursued him. He pumped at least six bullets into Michael Brown including two in the head. Who was the violent person here showing a propensity to kill indiscriminately? Because of their lived experience, most Black and Brown people were not shocked about this occurrence. The empathy and reality based understanding of many White people were not shocked by this occurrence either. Sadly, that empathy and reality based understanding seem to only occur in 37% of White people. One must ask the simple question. Why? Most human beings are good people. Most human beings want to be fair. Most importantly most human beings want to survive and survive in comfort. In an unequal world where a … [Read more...]

Yes Rand Paul, that’s why Democrats must be scared of you

Rand Paul

Rand Paul media aided triangulation has begun The media build up on Rand Paul's triangulation is in full vogue. Rand Paul was recently in Guatemala doing humanitarian work. He was performing surgeries on dozens of people with eye illnesses. Rand Paul was showing his good humanitarian deeds that are intended to mask his Libertarian motif. Rand Paul most importantly is showing a skillset that is unique to politicians able to mask their true beliefs. He again chimes in on the killing of Michael Brown. “Let’s say none of this has to do with race,” Rand Paul said. “It might not but the belief is if you are African American and you live in Ferguson, the belief is you see people in prison mostly Black and Brown and somehow it is racial, even if the thoughts that were going on at that time had nothing to do with race. There is a very good chance this had nothing to with race but because of all the arrest and the way  people are arrested, that everybody perceives it as, ‘my goodness the police are out to get us’ … [Read more...]

Melissa Harris-Perry destroys Time’s Joe Klein’s attempt to malign another black man

Melissa Harris-Perry Joe Klein

It was not long before the execution of another black man by cop is his fault again Time’s Joe Klein wrote a rather shocking piece titled “Beyond a Simple Solution for Ferguson.” I knew it would not be long before an attempt to humanize Darren Wilson, the White police officer that executed an unarmed Black man, Michael Brown, would be attempted. That this attempt would come from ‘Liberal’ Joe Klein is rather shocking. It is evident that Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson knew what he was doing by releasing an unrelated shoplifting incident by Michael Brown. It was the segue that would be used to dehumanize Michael Brown as cause was given for his execution. In other words, he had it coming. Joe Klein said the following. At first, it seemed a perfect metaphor for 400 years of oppression: a white police officer shoots an unarmed black teenager multiple times. He is shot with his hands up, it is reported, at least once in the back. The young man is a “gentle giant” with no adult criminal record. He … [Read more...]

President Obama delivers a statement on the beheading murder of journalist James Foley

President Obama

President Obama addresses the murder of James Foley President Obama addressed the beheading murder of journalist James Foley. The President made it clear that he will do all that is necessary to protect Americans. Statement by the President The Edgartown School, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, 12:52 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL. Jim was a journalist, a son, a brother, and a friend.  He reported from difficult and dangerous places, bearing witness to the lives of people a world away.  He was taken hostage nearly two years ago in Syria, and he was courageously reporting at the time on the conflict there. Jim was taken from us in an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world.  He was 40 years old -- one of five siblings, the son of a mom and dad who worked tirelessly for his release.  Earlier today, I spoke to the Foleys and told them that we are … [Read more...]