This is awful! ?First there was?this crazy dude?who was charged with making treats against Democratic Presidential Nominee Barack Obama, now two other crazy asses have been captured and are currently being held under suspicion of conspiracy to hurt Obama. ?28 year old, Tharin Gartrell was stopped in Aurora, Colorado for driving erratically and police found two rifles in his rented vehicle. ?Gartrell led authorities to a 2nd unidentified man, who jumped from his 6th floor hotel room window when he was confronted. ?The secret service, FBI and local agencies are looking into the possibility that the men were involved in a conspiracy to assassinate Obama. ?The loonies are coming out in full force…
Another great speech from our future president! I did a post about the sign of the times yesterday while Barack Obama was speaking on the same thing in Powder Springs, Georgia. We just vibe like that! Anyway…in his speech, Obama taked about this effed up economy and it’s effects on the American public. He touched on the unfair Bankruptcy laws that are written in benefit of creditors more so than the debtors [“Americans should pay what they owe…but we should be fair to the debtors as well as the creditors.”] and noted that most debtors are in that position because they got sick and couldn’t pay their bills…the result of little or no healthcare. I could go on and on about what’s in the video but I suggest you just watch it for yourself. 🙂
Barack and Michelle Obama appear on the cover of the Us Weekly hitting newsstands later this week, further establishing their crossover appeal as both political and entertainment figures. The magazine will feature a six-page article on the Obamas’ love story as well as an album of family photos. The cover is headlined “Michelle Obama: Why Barack Loves Her” and teases, “She shops at Target, loved ‘Sex and the City’ and never misses the girls’ recitals. The untold romance between a down-to-earth mom and the man who calls her ‘my rock.'” (Source)
Excerpts of the article will appear online tomorrow via USMagazine.com.? The to get the full story, you’ll just have to wait until Friday, June 20th when the magazine hits newstands unless you’re in New York or Las Angeles.? In that case, you can pick it up tomorrow.
I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to get your ass out tomorrow and vote!? Do you guys realize that people actually died so that your lazy butt?could have the CHOICE?!?? Please don’t take your rights for granted!? I don’t even care?who you vote for…JUST VOTE!
As we commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ?let’s not forget?his dream of racial equality and acceptance.? It’s easy to assume that racism doesn’t exist or has no effect in your life, but we cannot afford to?overlook the fact that it does.?
Senator Barak Obama spoke yesterday at Ebenezer Baptist Church.? He touched on several valuable points that are worth repeating over and over again.? So if you’ve already read his speech….read it again!
It?s not easy to stand in somebody else?s shoes.? It?s not easy to see past our differences.? We?ve all encountered this in our own lives.? But what makes it even more difficult is that we have a politics in this country that seeks to drive us apart ? that puts up walls between us.?
We are told that those who differ from us on a few things are different from us on all things; that our problems are the fault of those who don?t think like us or look like us or come from where we do.? The welfare queen is taking our tax money.? The immigrant is taking our jobs.? The believer condemns the non-believer as immoral, and the non-believer chides the believer as intolerant.?
For most of this country?s history, we in the African-American community have been at the receiving end of man?s inhumanity to man.? And all of us understand intimately the insidious role that race still sometimes plays ? on the job, in the schools, in our health care system, and in our criminal justice system.?
And yet, if we are honest with ourselves, we must admit that none of our hands are entirely clean.? If we?re honest with ourselves, we?ll acknowledge that our own community has not always been true to King?s vision of a beloved community.?
We have scorned our gay brothers and sisters instead of embracing them.?The scourge of anti-Semitism has, at times, revealed itself in our community.? For too long, some of us have seen immigrants as competitors for jobs instead of companions in the fight for opportunity.?
Every day, our politics fuels and exploits this kind of division across all races and regions; across gender and party.? It is played out on television.? It is sensationalized by the media.? And last week, it even crept into the campaign for President, with charges and counter-charges that served to obscure the issues instead of illuminating the critical choices we face as a nation.?
So let us say that on this day of all days, each of us carries with us the task of changing our hearts and minds.? The division, the stereotypes, the scape-goating, the ease with which we blame our plight on others ? all of this distracts us from the common challenges we face ? war and poverty; injustice and inequality.? We can no longer afford to build ourselves up by tearing someone else down.? We can no longer afford to traffic in lies or fear or hate.? It is the poison that we must purge from our politics; the wall that we must tear down before the hour grows too late.??(Source)
Please take the time to listen to or read the entire speech. Also take time to think about what part you can play in our contining struggle for equality, civil and human rights.