Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Government of Nuri Kamal al-Maliki Backs Obama on Troop Pull-Out

John McCain, the duplicitous republican presumptive nominee for the presidency, appears dumbfounded and confused with the announcement that the Al-Maliki government wants the U.S. troops out by the end of 2010. Mr. McCain, the overwhelming majority of Iraqis don’t want the U.S. troops in their country. Mr. McCain, people like you and other misguided buffoons in the Congress along with the Bush team illegally invaded the sovereign nation of Iraq. You claim to be a war expert Mr. McCain, so why didn’t you read all the intelligence reports before you and your colleagues voted to invade Iraq? History is replete with great military commanders, generals and kings and queens who successfully invaded and conquered countries based upon what the actual intelligence revealed. But in the case of the invasion of Iraq, Mr. McCain, you chose not to read the NIE Report which shows your lack good judgment and questionable temperament to be commander-in-chief. Mr. McCain, you were derelict in your duty in carrying out your position responsibilities as a United States Senator.
Mr. McCain, the acute military expert, when and where were the weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq? Mr. McCain, the intelligence report that you did not read before leading our men and women into harm’s way stated Saddam did not possess any WMD’s. Furthermore Mr. McCain, you chose to lead our men and women of the great United States of America into battle based upon lies and deceptions and your niggardly, warped, jingoistic manifest destiny foreign policy. Saddam’s military was defeated decisively in the first Gulf conflict in the 1990’s and his military was no more of a threat to instability in the region than would be Mickey Mouse or Daffy Duck. There is no verifiable proof that Saddam Hussein had a nuclear weapons program or had amassed any semblance of weapons of mass destruction. The intelligence reports revealed that what WMD’s Saddam did have, had already been used in killing various Kurds and Shiites in the South of Iraq. Saddam only had a remnant of an air force, a few boats in his Navy which were of no consequence and poorly trained, disloyal republican guard troops. So how Mr. McCain can you and your cohorts look into the eyes of all those 4,000 plus grieving families and the tens of thousands of U.S. military personnel that have been injured based upon lies and deceit?
Senator McCain, does it matter to you that hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis have been killed and several million Iraqis have become misplaced and have become refugees because of your poor judgment, your blind political ideology and your failure to appreciate the sovereignty of Iraq.
How do you sleep at night Mr. McCain knowing that you and other people of the same ilk are responsible for all the deaths of Iraqis and coalition forces? Then you have the gall and audacity not to approve Senator Jim Webb of Virginia’s Veteran’s Bill which is the most comprehensive veterans’ piece of legislation since the GI Bill. And you voted against Senator Webb’s Veteran’s Bill, Mr. McCain.
Mr. McCain, the military hero, why didn’t you recommend to Bush and company the need to seal off the entire border of Iraq after and before you toppled Saddam Hussein? Of course Mr. McCain, you couldn’t seal off the entire border of Iraq because the United States nor its accomplices, the coalition forces, had enough troops to seal the border. Thus, Mr. McCain, your failure to recommend the sealing off the entire Iraqi border made it easy for foreign fighters, Jihadists, Al-Qaeda and other enemy combatants to enter the country of Iraq which caused thousands of Americans and Iraqis to loose their lives. Wherein the media has anointed you as a military expert and you claim you know how to win wars, it was actually Colonel Ian McFarlane who was engaged in a counter insurgency operation (surge) against the so-called enemy in conjunction with Sunni tribal leaders and Shiite militias three months before your alleged conversations with Colonel McFarlane. From a military standpoint the surge should have taken place in 2005 and you did not recommend the surge to Rumsfeld or any other official in the Bush administration in 2005. So you need to refrain from lying about your role in regards to the surge.
Mr. McCain, your invasion of Iraq laid the seeds for the civil war which erupted in 2005, 2006, and 2007. Mr. McCain, you and Bush Company got us into Iraq but Mr. Obama will get us out of Iraq with honor and dignity. Mr. Obama has always said that any phase U. S. troop withdrawal is contingent on the overall conditions on the ground and the progress being made in Iraq having some semblance of a unified government. Mr. McCain, you continuously distort Mr. Obama’s position on a phase withdrawal of our troops from Iraq for your own political advantage. Mr. McCain, the invasion of Iraq was only about one thing-----and that is to have power to control the flow of oil to satisfy our insatiable addiction to oil for the benefit of our greedy oil companies and their related affiliates. When Bush took office in 2001, I paid $1.41 a gallon for gasoline Now I am paying $4.10 per gallon. This increase is due to the war in Iraq, deregulation of the speculative market of which you were a party to, Mr. McCain.
Mr. McCain, you claim to be fit to be commander-in-chief while you suffer from the Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer syndrome of blind, aggressive manifest destiny. The American people do not deserve to have a loose cannon aged man with his hands on the buttons that would make cannon fodder of our young people. Mr. McCain, your only hope is that Bush and company make a preemptive attack on Iran. This is what your boy Charlie Black is hoping for, Mr. McCain. This type of action will have mass appeal to the low-information voters of Appalachia, the Southeast and various parts of the Midwestern and Western region of the country.
I ask all the descendants of the families who had members die or were injured in Iraq and all of the hundreds and thousands of Iraqis who have died and who have been injured----who are the true war criminals and should not they be tried before the International Court of Justice in the Hague or a bona-fide military tribunal of the Hague?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The New Yorker Magazine Cover Depiction of the Obama’s

The publisher of the magazine said it was a parody of what the right-wing says and thinks about Mr. and Mrs. Obama. Are many of the Hillary supporters also a part of the right wing? In the minds of many uninformed Americans, the New Yorker cover of the Obama’s furthered the negative, incorrect perceptions. Let’s face the facts. The New Yorker is a supposedly very liberal pro-democratic magazine which caters to a very upscale audience who possibly laughed at the parody. Is it true satire or does the New Yorker have a political agenda?
Did the cover of the New Yorker reinforce some old stereotypes of the Obama’s? Can anyone at the New Yorker produce a picture of Michelle Obama with a natural or Afro hairstyle or show a picture with Michelle Obama with an AK-47 or a machine gun? Also, show a bona-fide picture of the brilliant professor Angela Davis with an AK-47 or a machine gun slung on her back. Angela Davis and Michelle Obama look nothing remotely alike. Incidentally, the Afro-style of hair looks good on all Black women. And by the way, you may be surprised to learn that Jesus Christ is described in the Good Book as having hair like lamb’s wool and men typically in ancient times wore their hair in locks and dreadlocks.
In my opinion, the depiction of the Obama’s, the burning of the American flag, and a picture of Osama-Bin-Laden was nothing but pure and unadulterated naked racism under the guise of being satire protected by the First Amendment. Thus the cover of the Obama’s on the New Yorker was intentionally designed to play on White America’s fears and to perpetuate old negative stereotypes of Muslims and Black militants.
The American Muslim community should be outraged by this cover. According to a recent Newsweek poll, many Americans still believe Barack Obama is a Muslim, that he attended an extremist Muslim school in his youth, that Mr. Obama took his senatorial oath on the Koran, and that Mr. Obama refuses to say the pledge of allegiance.
Please be on the lookout for Michelle Obama to be depicted as Aunt Jemina with a “do-rag” and every other kind of despicable racially dehumanizing stereotype.

McCain’s VP Choice

Mr. McCain should take Jeb Bush, the popular ex-governor of Florida as a running mate. Mr. Bush has been a successful businessman and has a good grasp of the issues affecting the American economy. Mitt Romney is divisive and McCain would lose every southern state which is crucial to him winning the electoral college. With Romney, McCain could carry Utah, Wyoming, Montana and possibly Colorado. But Bush would not have a problem with Protestant Evangelical voters in the Southeast where resistance to Mormons is very significant. It appears as though Jeb Bush would seal the deal for Florida. However according to Barack Obama, all the states are in play and nothing is to be taken for granted.
Therefore Jeb Bush is the safer choice and he has the benefit of the Bush nameplate. Further, if McCain looses the presidential election, Jeb Bush will have positioned himself to make a run for the presidency in 2012 which is exactly what this country needs.

McCain Maintains a Pattern and Practice of Gaffes

In an interview on July 21st on ABC Good Morning America, Mr. McCain talked about securing the Iraq border with Pakistan. Mr. McCain, the media made super-hyped foreign policy expert and make-believe war hero, Iraq does not have a border with Pakistan. For your information Mr. McCain, Pakistan is 975 miles away from Iraq which is located in the Middle East. Pakistan is located in the western part of South Asia. Furthermore Mr. McCain, American forces are pursuing terrorists along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
And we wonder why our best students in the United States score at the bottom in international competition in math, science and geography. We have to question what our students are learning in the primary grades in reference to geography as well as in our elite military academies.

Monday, July 21, 2008

John McCain Doesn’t Believe Women Should Be Afforded Equal Pay

The following appeared on the website of the National Women’s Law Center , located in Washington, D.C.
Support Fair Pay for Women
On April 23, 2008, the Senate voted on a motion to advance the Lilly
Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a key bill that would have a major impact on the
lives of women who’ve been subject to pay discrimination. While we
didn’t get the 60 votes necessary to move to the next big step----scheduling
a debate and vote on the bill itself----the fight isn’t over. Tell your Senators
the bill deserves fair consideration on the Senate floor.

John McCain (McBush) voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Equal Pay Act of 2008. Mr. McCain (McBush) said it would result in too many frivolous lawsuits and undue litigation on employers.
Mr. McCain, this country isn’t Myanmar (Burma) which you can’t locate on the map. The United States is a country of laws and regulations. That’s how we attempt to resolve our disputes between employees and employers in the U.S.A. Furthermore, what type of female who is sane would vote for John McCain with his apparent bigoted bias towards females. If you vote for John McCain you will get another third Bush term that devalues and under appreciates women, and a lack of strong civil rights enforcement by the U.S. Justice Department, the U.S. Office of Contract Compliance, Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor and the EEOC and other statutory, regulatory bodies that have the authority to remedy and resolve equal pay disputes.

Breaking News-------More McCain Lies

John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for the presidency appeared on the NBC’s Today Show on Monday, July 21st. In an interview with Meredith Vieira, co-host of the Today Show, McCain looked dumbfounded and perplexed when Ms. Vieira questioned his judgment on why he hadn’t attended any of the six Senate Armed Services Committee Hearings on Afghanistan in the last two years. In typical McCain fashion, he dodged the question and never gave an answer. Ms. Vieira also inquired to McCain as to whether he deserves a learning curve on the economy because of his gross admission of a lack of knowledge on the subject. McCain claimed he knew how to fix the economy better than Obama.
Well, we had another guy from the U. S. Naval Academy as President and he did a poor job of handling the economy and his name was Jimmy Carter. President Carter was in the top 10% of his 1946 graduation class at the U.S. Naval Academy, but apparently that didn’t help him in solving some of the most complex economic problems of this country.
Therefore I’ll take the guy from Harvard, Barack Obama, who managed his primary campaign like a highly successful two hundred million dollar business in an exemplary fashion, compared to the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and you, John McSame.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Impeachment of Bush/Cheney Is Long Overdue

Dennis Kucinich has more heart, intestinal fortitude and principles than any member of the present Congress in calling for the impeachment of George Bush and Dick Cheney. Nancy (accommodationist) Pelosi and the short-sighted Harry Reid are two of the most impotent leaders ever in the United States Congress. These two Democrats have not provided the leadership necessary in both Houses of Congress relative to holding the corrupt Bush Administration accountable for their wanton disregard of the U. S. Constitution, the perpetual staggering economy, the misguided war policy on Iraq and Afghanistan, and the war on terror. Nancy, Harry, when is the last time you had a town hall meeting with the American people on the above mentioned issues. Pelosi and Reid need to be recalled for dereliction of duty. The present Congress has an approval rating of 14% which is significantly lower than George Bush’s rating of 28%. What we have in the instant case is a gross failure of leadership in America. This void in leadership has caused problems in every facet and entity in American life. America used to be a country that produced very good strong leaders such as Frederick Douglas, Ida B. Wells, Fannie Lou Hamer, Abraham Lincoln, Dwight David Eisenhower, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Hubert Humphrey, Jacob Javits, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Barbara Jordan, Margaret Chase Smith and Lyndon Baines Johnson. Our present group of leaders at all political levels lack intellect, vision, foresight and substance. Mediocrity breeds comfort.

McCain’s Bell Curve

John McCain, the Republican nominee for the presidency, stated in a radio interview on July 19th that “in a time of war, the commander-in-chief’s job doesn’t get a learning curve”. This statement was made in reference to Senator Barak Obama. It should be noted that John McCain finished twelfth from the bottom of his 1958 U.S. Naval Academy graduation class. John McCain is what some may call a “legacy admit” because his father and grandfather were 4-Star Admirals in the United States Navy. He shares the same company with the infamous Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer who also finished at the bottom of his class at the West Point Military Academy in West Point, New York.
It appears as though Mr. McCain should not have been admitted into the U. S. Navy’s highly esteemed Air Pilot Flight Training School because of his bottom of the barrel class ranking. The U.S. Navy admitted John McCain in the Air Pilot Flight Training Program at the height of the cold war, again due to his father and grandfather’s status. There were other Naval Academy graduates in McCain’s class who were in the top 10% of the graduating class who were not admitted into the prestigious Air Pilot Flight Training Program. It is an obvious case of preferential and discriminatory treatment in the admission of John McCain into the Flight Training Program. Thus the Navy violated its known policy and academic criteria in reference to John McCain’s admission. Whites have always had their brand of affirmative action from the inception of this country which has always worked for white males who were privileged who had inferior intelligence and academic records and thus were unjustly placed in positions which had greater responsibility, authority and power even though they lacked the ability and skills to master a specific task or job functions.
Indeed the Navy made an exception in admitting McCain into the Air Pilot Flight Training Program by grading him on a curve that made him appear as though he was qualified. His learning curve did not work too well when he was shot down over Hanoi in 1967 while being distantly off course of his intended target. Mr. McCain, tell the American people how many plane crashes you had. Is it 5, 6, 7, 8?

Barack You Are Wrong on FISA

Barack, you were wrong in voting for the FISA legislation. Barack, you must always let principles take precedence over political expediency, even if it means costing you votes or support or winning an election. The FISA legislation that you voted for was one of the most blatantly intrusive violations of our rights to privacy in the last 75 years. The telecommunication companies should not have been granted retroactive immunity after having violated the law and citizens’ constitutional rights.
“If you don’t stand up for something, you’ll fall for anything”.

McCain’s Excited Supporters

A recent Washington Post poll reveals that only 9% of John McCain’s supporters are excited about his candidacy for the presidency. How can anyone with keen intelligence become enthusiastic about a candidate with a pre-cold war mentality? John McCain McBush is still living in the late 1940’s. All federal civil service employees and non civil service federal employees have various mandatory retirement ages not to exceed the age of 70. Why should members of the Congress be exempt from the mandatory federal retirement regulations?
John McCain’s prescription or cure for the economy is right out of the Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover playbook which is a recipe for disaster and a prolonged depression.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Conniving Duplicitous Media

You neo-racists at Fox News, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, the Los Angeles Times and all other media outlets, stop spreading your silly despicable lies on Barack Hussein Obama.
Is Obama a Muslim?……………………………………..No
Did Michele say the word “whitey”?............................No
Does Mr. Obama refuse to pledge allegiance to the flag?………………...No
Did Mr. Obama take his senatorial oath on the Koran?……………………No

We would like to commend Keith Olbermann of Countdown, MSNBC and Rachel Maddow, guest pundit on Countdown, as well as Gwen Ifill of Washington Week, PBS for giving a balanced, objective, unbiased view in reporting the news. It is unfortunate that the sponsored media has done a miserably poor job of providing equal employment opportunities and upward mobility for African-Americans, Latinos, Asians and Native Americans.

Another Gaffe by McCain (McSame)

Mr. John McCain McSame, Barack Obama is the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on European Affairs. As Chairman of the Subcommittee on European Affairs, Mr. Obama does not have the power or responsibility to hold hearings on Afghanistan. Mr. McCain, Afghanistan is in Asia, not in Europe. Mr. McCain, Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. of Delaware is Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and they have conducted extensive inquiries at the committee level on Afghanistan.
Mr. McCain, if you would have been in attendance in the Senate, perhaps you would have had knowledge of who is on what committees.

War Is a Joke to John McCain (McSame)

Bomb, bomb, bomb,
bomb bomb Iran.
While visiting Pittsburgh, PA during the week of July 7, 2008, at Permanti Brothers Restaurant, located in the Strip District, John McSame joked about killing the Iranian people while discussing rising U.S. exports of cigarettes to Iran. McSame joked: “Maybe that’s a way of killing them”. This loose cannon deadwood deadbeat is not fit to be President of the U.S. or Commander-In-Chief. He has disgraced and dishonored all the men and women who have and who are continually shedding their blood for people like John McSame and for the American people.
Was it a joke Mr. McSame, when you stated: “I never did know very much about the economy”. Mr. McSame, your whole life has been a joke, and your running for the presidency is the biggest joke of all. Mr. McSame, let me give you two pieces of advice: take your dog and pony show to Def Comedy or Comedy Central. The American people don’t need a jokester as the President.

Bush Flip Flops on Iran

Condi, apparently you and George are learning your lessons well from Mr. Barack Hussein Obama. Mr. Obama has consistently advocated tough dialogue and negotiations with pre-conditions before talking to the Iranians and Cubans. How can you solve or resolve the great world problems or the complex issues of the twenty-first century without constructive open dialogue and honest diplomacy? Would all these complicated and inextricable world challenges be resolved by osmosis or diffusion if we did not have open and direct talks with nations we perceive as being unfriendly to our geopolitical interests?
Leadership in the oval office and in the halls of Congress has been intellectually bankrupt for the last 28 years. Mr. Obama brings an infusion of new ideas and high intellect, a broad vision and foresight, sound unwavering judgment that have been missing in the hierarchy of leadership at all levels of the American government.

Never Forget!

Cindy McCain stole drugs from her own charity. We congratulate and give our kudos to Cindy McCain for being able to use her political connections to avoid prison following her arrest and she finally went to rehabilitation………………
Did John McCain’s behavior or alleged infidelity turn Cindy into a sophisticated junkie? Is this really the kind of woman we want to serve as America’s First Lady?

Friday, July 18, 2008

Deadwood McCain

“I really didn’t love America until I was deprived of her company”.
Is this patriotism?

Does Mr. Senator Joe Lieberman Represent Connecticut or Israel?

The people of the great Nutmeg State of Connecticut have to be embarrassed and insulted by the bombastic and traitorous behavior of one of John McSame’s principal surrogates, Senator Joe Judas Lieberman. Senator Lieberman has followed John McCain (McSame) around like a little misguided puppy dog who has just found a new playmate.
Does old Joe work for Israel full time and the state of Connecticut part time? It seems as though Lieberman is doing a better job representing the State of Israel than his home folks back in the Nutmeg State. The intelligent people of Connecticut should start a recall campaign on Joe Lieberman ASAP.

Our Gone but Not Forgotten Heroes of the Negro Baseball Leagues

I wish to dedicate this poem to the great men and women of the Negro Baseball Leagues who were denied participation in the national pastime solely because they were Black. This poem was published in the book: Crossing Limits Anthology, “African Americans and American Jews”, 1996. The Negro League players won the vast majority of the exhibition baseball games (barnstorming) against the major league white players of that era. Special thanks to the great Red Sox player, Ted Williams who lobbied very vociferously for the Negro League players to be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.


Josh, Cool Papa, Satchel, Buck, Monte
Judy, Campy, Oscar, Martin, Ray D., John Pop,
Minnie, Rube Foster and others,
Man, could they play that game!
For we all know why they were selected
into the baseball Hall of Fame.
Man they could hit, run, field,
pitch, steal bases, drive in runs
equally as good or better than the great white
elite players of their day
from the New York Island to the
San Francisco Bay.

Their historical denial
to play the national pastime
is still considered by many
to be a major crime.
Yes they were banned for years
because of racism and white America’s fears.

Cool Papa ran the bases so fast
players felt in order to stop Cool Papa
they needed a pair of Everlast
Oh! Josh could hit the Long Ball
with great authority and consistency
over any Major League Wall.
How unfortunate he never received
an appropriate Major League call.
Satchel had a fast ball that curved
in and out and blooped over the plate.
Isn’t it a shame that old Satchel
arrived in the Major Leagues
with the Cleveland Indians so late.
And man, wouldn’t you have liked to
have seen old Josh behind Home Plate
in Cleveland Municipal Stadium as Satchel’s
steady battery mate.

They rode those old buses
from town to town
never letting their guard down
or they wouldn’t be around.
At times they had to eat out of cans
however, they still kept a loyal following
among their dedicated fans.
They loved the game of baseball
and played it merely for fun.
Now we all know why they will
always have a special place
in the Sun.

I remember seeing the Grays and
Monarchs play at Forbes Field
for those great men also had dreams
although many were killed.
Were they not the true boys of summer
playing that game
and since Jackie and Larry came on the scene
the national pastime
has never been the same.
They were the ship, all else the sea
for they made all of our lives
a little more joyful and free.

The Negro League players were
the true pioneers that paved the way
for the Bonds, McRae’s, Griffey’s
and Alou’s of today.
Special thanks to Hammerin Hank
Say hey!
Willie Mays!
Let us not forget the Afro-Cubans
Afro Dominicans, Afro Puerto Ricans
who could also play that game
And a few of them like Roberto Clemente
and Juan Marichal are enshrined along
with many of the great Negro League players
in Cooperstown, New York, the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Ronald B. Saunders


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Where Was John McCain (McSame) on the FISA Vote?

Mr. McCain has the worst attendance record in the U.S. Senate. Why should he be compensated for poor attendance?
Arizonians, are you paying attention to Mr. McSame’s attendance record? Oh, I forgot. There are no true Arizonians except for the Hopi, Pueblo, Navaho, Apache, Anasazis, Hohokams. But they were conquered by force, land manipulation, fraudulent treaties and genocide.

Dr. Phil Gramm ( Mr. Peepers)

Hey Dr. Phil Gramm, world renowned economist and a Herbert Hoover Fellow at Wall Street University, were you and all the other addlebrained loyalists, ne’er-do-wells, arch right-wingers, misfits and hold-over Nazis in a mental recession when you voted for the inept, incompetent, crafty and sly cowboy who presently occupies the White House?

Is John McCain a Retard?

“I never did know much about the economy”. Guess what John, neither did Bush-Cheney know much about the economy which is the reason our economy is floundering and hemorrhaging at the seams. So therefore why should we elect you to get more of the same, McSame?

John McBush’s Stay In North Vietnam

Where is the evidentiary proof that John McBush was tortured in a North Vietnamese prison camp? We do have proof that many enlisted U.S.A. POW’S were tortured in the same prison camp that John McBush was imprisoned. What we do know from the enlisted men who were in the prison camps with John McCain is that John McCain was not as severely punished as the enlisted men. Perhaps John McCain is still suffering from the agony of being in the prison camp in North Vietnam because he has shown a blatant pattern and practice of not being able to recall accurately historical facts, the difference between Sunni and Shiite, his gaffe on Czechoslovakia which hasn’t existed since the 1990’s and a whole litany of other gaffes during his primary and post primary campaign for president which has revealed a more severe problem with memory, sensitivity to detail and salient facts.
John McCain says he knows how to win wars. What war did he win? Where is the evidence or documentation that would reveal John McCain managed a war or executed a war policy that resulted in victory for the United States of America? Dropping bombs on innocent women, children and babies who could not defend themselves in North Vietnamese villages----is this what he means he knows how to win a war?