Posted in Donald Trump, Elections, GOP, Mike Tyson, Politics

Mike Tyson, Donald Trump and the ’80s Icons

Oh. Ma. Jesus.

In the “this election cannot be for real” category, we learn Mike Tyson has endorsed Donald Trump for President.

He’s confident Trump is just an “average guy, like everyone else” who needs “time to grow”. He also doesn’t think The Donald means what he says about immigrants and Latinos.

Trump obviously meant every word he said. When someone shows you their true colors, believe them.

Looks to me like this is just one ’80s icon giving support to another ’80s icon, giving no thought whatsoever to any actual political issues and social challenges we’re facing today.

As in, 2015.

Tyson & Trump in the days of yore
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Josh Romney, the Car Crash and the Shameless Self-Promotion

Mitt Romney’s son Josh made headlines yesterday.

As the story goes, Josh was the first person to come on the scene of a terrible accident. While stopped at an intersection, he witnessed an SUV moving at speeds he describes as upwards of 70 MPH crash into the kitchen of a nearby home. First on the scene, Josh pulled the occupants of the vehicle– a couple and their two teenage children– to safety.

The family of four suffered minor injuries, and were treated by paramedics, and none suffered major injuries.

Some call Romney a hero for his quick action to help a family of strangers to safety. Others criticize him, not for his good deed in helping the family get out of the vehicle, but for what he did immediately after.

Josh immediately took to Twitter, having had someone take a picture of him smiling, standing in the aftermath of the crash:

View image on Twitter

The caption reads: 

Was first on scene to big accident, see pic of car in the house. I lifted 4 people out to safety. All ok. Thankful.

Poor taste? Many say yes.

Josh Romney a hero? Many say yes.

I think Romney’s actions fall into the category of both.

Pulling a family to safety after what clearly looks to be a horrific crash was an act of kindness, an act of decency. Posting a picture of himself smiling in the face of such destruction, mere moments after it all happened was a dumb thing to do. It was tasteless– an obviously self-promoting act– and he deserves to be criticized for doing it.

Incident of the century, it is not. Disturbing and uplifting all at once?

Yeah, I guess it is.

Posted in Barack Obama, Elections, News, Politics, Presidential Campaign

Rachel Maddow: ‘Republicans Got Shellacked’ On Election Night (VIDEO)

I haven’t heard anyone break this election down better than Rachel Maddow did in this video. This was less about Barack Obama, and more a stand against scare tactics, false attacks and lies.

We spoke, and Rachel explained our voice beautifully.

Rachel Maddow: ‘Republicans Got Shellacked’ On Election Night (VIDEO).

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F#@! YOU, 4 More Years!

I couldn’t have said it any better than this particular blogger did. So I won’t even try. Enjoy!

I do not plan on speaking much on this election.  I hope to say what I have to now and not much after this.  Truth is, regardless of who won we have great challenges in our nation and we have a lot of work to do.  No need to recite all the details regarding the economy, jobs, education, the military and so forth.

Still, I don’t mind acknowledging that this election was different than any other I have been involved in. The first time Barack Obama was elected it was special.  It was unbelievable to me. I never thought I would see a person of color in the White House.  And for those thinking that’s all I’m about, you would be wrong.  In other words, I could have voted for a Colin Powell presidency, while Clarence Thomas’ supreme court appointment and Herman Cain’s candidacy can go kick rocks!  Most people who look like me can joyfully celebrate accomplishments by people of color from a historical perspective of where we’ve come from, but we are not hung up on color for the sake of color sake.  As the old folks used to say, “Everyone who’s my skin folk, ain’t necessarily my kin folk.”  I voted for The President the first time because I believed in his vision and what he stood for.  His skin color was a caveat, not even close to a deciding factor.

That being said it wasn’t hard at all to recognize and understand all of the racist vitriol surrounding the White House since Obama was elected four years ago.  From the beginning as surprised as I was that he was elected, for racist Caucasians, they were equally enraged.  Rush Limbaugh exclaimed, “I hope he fails!”  Joe Wilson went ballistic with his “You lie!” blast in a display of disrespect to the office never seen before.  Mitch McConnell let it be known that his #1 priority was making The President a one termer.

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John Boehner stood opposite whatever President Obama stood for, even if Obama changed to Boehner’s position. 

The First Lady couldn’t even promote fighting childhood obesity without being attacked.

Jan Brewer put her finger in the face of The President as if she was ready to scrap!

I could go on.  But let me get to my points.  I’m exhausted.  The President, myself and a whole lot of black folks, progressives etc. have taken a lot of shit over the last four years.  We have heard it all.  Now it’s our turn.  Others can say what they need to, but I will speak for myself!  In my Cee Lo Green voice, I present “F#@! YOU” notices to the following:

Mitch McConnell: F#@! YOU, 4 More Years!  Try working for the American people and not against the black guy for a change!

John Boehner: F#@! YOU, 4 More Years! Focus more on helping our nation and less on your tan!

Rush Limbaugh: F#@! YOU, 4 More Years!  Looks like YOU failed! Send your Mexican nanny to the pharmacist for more drugs you fat assed blubbering dope fiend! 

Todd Akin: F#@! YOU, 4 More Years! Guess the women of Missouri “did that thing” to shut your ass down!

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Tavis Smiley and Cornel West: F#@! YOU, 4 More Years!  Yep I said it.  You have toured the nation perpetrating the fraud about a “Black Agenda” while you never asked Bush, Clinton or any other president to do the same. My president cares for all people… including black people.  It was insulting and ignorant that you tried to lay ever problem within the African-American community as his feet and expect him to focus on those and those alone.  You both are frauds!

Fox News: F#@! YOU, 4 More Years!  Hey look at it this way, your ratings will remain steady with the racist who will tune in and hear you whine, lie and avoid the real issue which is that White male domination is blowing away with the wind.  Another generation and a half, and you may only have 7 viewers listeners using a CB radio!

Sara Palin: F#@! YOU, 4 More Years!  How’s that for “shuckin’ and jiving?”

Business Owners who threatened their employees: That what foul what you did trying to intimidate your workers.  Quite desperate too!  None of Obama’s policies hurt your businesses especially.  You get every tax break in the world!  If you fail, its more likely because of your shotty business decisions. F#@! YOU, 4 More Years!

People who said Colin Powell voted for Obama because he was black:  Yea, how many of you voted for McCain and Romney because they were white?  Yea that’s what I thought…. F#@! YOU, 4 More Years!

Republicans, those who tried to disenfranchise minority voters: Them days are over!  We aren’t allowing you to get away with that any longer!  Get a clue!  You lost in every court, including the Supreme Court!  And the only people who were caught attempting to commit voter fraud were REPUBLICANS!  F#@! YOU, 4 More Years! 

Mitt Romney: Oh yea I ain’t forgot about you geechie!  F#@! YOU, 4 More Years!… sincerely the 47%!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a 4:20 flight to catch to Denver. 

FirstFam

Holla!

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AP: Majority of Americans Anti-Black

A new poll by the AP suggests the majority of Americans have anti-black sentiments– as much as 56%. As a bi-racial woman this data doesn’t surprise me at all. I’ve seen it firsthand, and never felt we lived in a post-racial society either before or after the election of President Barack Obama. 

My fear is that people still won’t listen, or that prejudice is so deeply ingrained in some people that there lacks enough of a desire to make a real difference.

For the sake of my black daughters, and for their futures, I hope we can avail ourselves to open, honest dialogue. It’s the only way we can hope to make a change.

Posted in Elections, News, Politics, President, Sandy

Will Sandy Impact Voter Turnout and Election Results?

From Politico Now:

By ANNA PALMER |

10/28/12 9:39 AM EDT

Virginia Sen. Mark Warner predicted on Sunday that Hurricane Sandy will “throw a little bit of havoc” in the approaching elections.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has declared a state of emergency, and the Obama campaign has already canceled a Monday rally with former President Bill Clinton.

Still, the Democratic senator President Barack Obama is in a good position in the swing state.

“He looks quite good,” Warner said, noting that a Washington Post poll has Obama over the 50 percent mark. The poll has Obama up four points, 51 to 47 percent, among likely Virginia voters, over Republican rival Mitt Romney.

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Debate Musings- In Brief

Well, Romney was definitely more prepared during last night’s debates, with Obama’s timing and delivery (on the rare occasion Romney wasn’t talking over him- or trying to) appearing awkward. Romney seemed more excited to be there, with Obama appearing tired and a little annoyed. 

Obama, however, seems to have the facts on his side.

Truly, the only real loser was Jim Lehrer. He was the worst moderator I’ve ever seen. Lehrer never should have come out of retirement to handle this debate. Hopefully the moderator(s) of the debates to come will not be such a pushover, and will maintain some control of the room.

For God’s sake.