Monthly Archives: September 2009

Chicago Nightmare: 16 Year Old Honor Student Beaten to Death

A shocking horror story of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. A 16 Year old Honor  student from Chicago’s Fenger High School was trying to help a person was being attacked was himself was beaten to death by gang members from two rival gangs.

16 year old Derrion Albert was killed after being hit by a wooden railroad tie twice and kicked while walking home from school three block away.

Derrion Albert mother says her son was being a good Samaritan  and “trying to help another student and kind of got mixed in with the crowd of the fight and he was hit.”

A witness said the fight lasted about five minutes.

People from Roseland Community Center and local business rescued the teen. But it was tool late.

UPDATE:  My Fox Chicago Four teens have been arrested in the killing of Derrion Albert and the police is searching for three other suspects in the case.

The suspectshave been identified by Chicago Police Commissioner Jody Weiss and Cook County States Attorney as 18 year old Eugene Bailey delivered the potent blow which killed Albert. The Others identified as Silvonus Shannon, 19, Eugene Riley, 18, and Eric Carson, 16 all of Chicago they are being held in Cook County Jail without bond.

FOX Chicago News

Mandatory Vaccination For New York State Health Care Workers Angers Nurses

A recent new law in New York State has health care workers outraged. The legislature has passed a mandatory vaccination law that forces medical professionals to be  immunized against the seasonal flu and H1N1 (swine flu) virus. The regulation which was passed last month  a warning  get vaccinated or get fired.

The reaction from health care workers  including Public Employee Federation condemn the regulation. Many remember the problems that the 1976 flu virus that led to several death then. Dr. Richard Daines, New York Health Commissioner says it’s silly not get immunized because what happened in 1976 vaccination; “is like saying a plane crashed 33 years ago so I’ll never fly again.”

The state regulation says all medical professionals must be immunized by November 30th or else.  New York state is the only state in the union that requires mandatory vaccination.

Many registered nurses say doesn’t they don’t need the flu shot because they constantly washed their hands.

On Wednesday, health care workers will rally against the forced vaccinations throughout New York state.  One location is Stony Brook University Hospital operated by State University of New York at Stony Brook held information meeting for employees.

“We cannot force employees to be vaccinated; however we do not have an infinite number of non-patient care positions available to reassign those who simply refuse the vaccine,” said hospital spokeswoman Lauren Sheprow.

However, Darcy Wells of the Public Employee Federation is opposed the mandatory vaccination but they are ask medical care employee to get their shots anyway.

Long Island Newsday

South Pacific Rocked:8.3 Earthquake hits Samoas Followed Massive Tsunami

Early Tuesday American Samoa and Western Samoa were shooked by a powerful 8.3 earthquake temblor which has 14 people in American Samoa and 5 people in Samoa. The tsunami that hit afterward destroyed whole villages on the various islands. There were unconfirmed sighting of waves as high as 15 feet.

Since then the tsunami warnings for Hawai’i  and the mainland US has been canceled. “As of right now, everybody is up in the high mountain ranges,” said Senetenari Malele, announcer for local radio station Showers of Blessings.

There has been devastation in Samoa with houses  destroyed “I can confirm there is damage, I can confirm there are deaths and I can confirm there are casualties,” a Western Samoa police spokeswoman said. “I cannot say any more at the moment.”

A journalist to AFP that the hardest hit region is the south and west coast of Samoa. Residents of the  Samoan capitol of Apia was evacuated to mountains nearby for their safety.

In American Samoa, cars was washed away. There are possibly thousands left homeless in both Samoa and American Samoa.

Samoan journalist Jona Tuiletufuga told  AFP “We are getting reports of missing people in areas were damage is extensive on the south and southeast coasts,” he told AFP.

“Entire villages have been wiped out.”  There are 70 villages in with residential populations between 300-800 people.

Reuters

Yahoo News

President Obama Health Care Numbers Continue to Fall

A new Rasmussen Report finds that support of the program is still falling. 41 percent support versus 56% against the proposed health care reform legislation. This is down two percentage points from a week a go.

Senior Citizens give it he lowest approval numbers: just 33% of seniors approve of the reform, while 59% are opposed. It gets worse for those over 65 and older 16% strongly approve of the program while 46% were strongly opposed.

There strong doubts that health care reform legislation will pass. 46% said the bill will pass while47 % did not.

IS the White House Reading the polls??? Somehow I doubt it.

Rasmussen Reports

NBA Star and Talk Show host John Salley Wonders Does White People Hate President Obama

NBA star, talk show host John Salley wonders if all of America white community has it out for President Barack Obama. Salley was on Adams Carolla’s radio program earlier last week when he asked Carolla does he hate Obama. Carolla said,”No”. Then he asked after 266 days after being election Why the hate Obama. Carolla said “Who” Salley said, “All the White People.”

This comes on the heels of statement by Former presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, former Vice President Walter Mondale, Governor Patterson of New York State and others.

I wrote over a year ago that American will be call racist  if they don’t agree with the President-elect. I was right. Politicians, celebrities,  are saying people who opposed the president is Racists.  My community the black community are using specious arguments against those who criticism from outside the black community.

Playing the race care is a canard. President Obama policies is the problem, Owning car companies Chrysler and General Motors, The stimulus package that promised keep unemployment in check at 8 plus percent. It now at a breath taking record breaking 9.7% nearly 3 million people out of work. Promise that the program would create job but there no proof.( In fact the President use the ambiguous phrase of save or created a million jobs there is no proof of such.) Promise of putting the stimulus on the White House before he sign the bill into law.

Next up the omnibus spending bill which cause billions more. Cap and Trade which causes American energy bills to soar by $1765 for every man, woman and child in the country.  The president quadruple the  national debit in 2009. Then there HR 3200 and it’s sister bill in the US Senate (which has not been voted on) which takes over the Health Care  industry.

Obama did the politically expendable thing and move to the center  after winning the nomination. Most people except conservatives know what policies would be. Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck  along with radio talk show host Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham  an others know about The president’s past and his left wing tendencies. The so-called “Main Stream Media” did not do long exposes` on Obama’s politics and his up-bringing like they did with George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, and other candidates and nominees in past election cycles. The Media gave Obama a free pass. Many people did not know of Obama predilections until after the election. Now people who gave the president the benefit of the doubt don’t like the direction Obama is taking the country.

I could blame all of the white people that I have known of the last 37 years of my life from first grade teacher in St Lucy Elementary School to the church I attended Orange Avenue Baptist Church and my friends, schoolmates and co-workers From JC Penney to today for all my failings. But I can’t. Why you asked because It is my fault. I let fear  and anxiety to dominate me and control my mind and my life. I am trying to break it. Its not easy.  But its something I need to do.

I got news for the Black community you and President you NEED white folks. White folks vote regularly compared to Black, Latino and Asians. White folks provide the finances for election campaigns. There more white that there are black and other minorities and the can decide the will vote against you.

I’ve got a secret for you Black community not ever body is going to like you. Read the Bible the Pharisees and Sadducee in the in Sanhedrin did like  Jesus when he taught and healed and befriended people who they thought Jesus should not do.

By the way, President Obama got it  in a recent interview he stated that opposition to his policies and the direction the nation is going not the color of his skin.  Sadly, many in the Black community don’t get like the President. That’s a crying shame.

Gateway Pundit via Storyballoon.org

German Conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel Wins Re-election

Angela Merkel, German Chancellor won re-election in Germany, Sunday. The victory signal a shift to more market actions for the German economy. Merkel won with 33.8% of the seats in Reichstag  along  Free Democrats 14.6%.  Merkel is seeking collation government with Free Democrats.

The Opposition Social Democrats  took 23.1%  of the seats a drop of 11 percent. The loss is the biggest for Social Democrats since 1946. The Left Party garnered 11.9% seats in Reichstag. While the Greens received 10.9%.

The Collation between Christian Democrats and the Free Democrats will seek to cut tax rates in Germany in 2010. The proposed cuts from 14% to 12%. The Marginal tax rate will rise  from 52,000 euros to 60,000 euros.

Bloomberg News

William Safire:RIP at 79.

William Safire, the conservative syndicated columnist for The New York Times has died he was 79.  Safire was a no nonsense conservative,but has also angered conservatives from time to time including the George W. Bush Administration with the Patriot Act of 2002 which Safire called it an intrusion  on civil liberties.

Safire was born Dec 17, 1929 at onset of the Great Depression, in New York.  Attended New York Public Schools and graduated from Bronx High School of the Sciences in 1947. Safire attended Syracuse University, he dropped out in 1949  to work at the  former  New York Hearld-Tribune. In 1951 He left to work for NBC News.

His first taste for politics on a large scale was to organize a political rally at Madison Square Garden for General Dwight Eisenhower, then president of Columbia University in 1952 who was running for president of United States for the Republican nominee.

According to the New York Times, Safire in 1959 working in Public Relations in Moscow USSR as part of promoting American products brought together then Vice President of the United States Richard Nixon and then Soviet Union leader N ikita S. Khrushchev; into the so-called Kitchen debates of the superiority of capitalism vs communism.

That led to Safire to work on the 1960 presidential of Richard Nixon. Nixon went on to lose to then Senator John F. Kennedy(D-MA).  Despite the loss,  it didn’t quell Safire taste of  world of politics.

In 1964  Safire work on the then New York Governor  Nelson A. Rockefeller presidential Campaign.  Rockefeller lost to Senator Barry Goldwater(R-AZ) for the Republican nomination. Goldwater went on to lose to President Lyndon Baines Johnson who won election that November.

In 1965, he led the successful campaign for John V. Lindsay for Mayor of New York.

During the time in of 1961 to 1969 Safire owned his Public Relations firm. In 1968 He sold the firm and joined the Nixon Administration as a speechwriter. Safire wrote many of the president along Patrick J. Buchanan  and Raymond K. Price.

Safire was credited with the phrase nattering nabobs of negativism crafted  for a speech for Vice President Spiro T. Agnew (who was in trouble  tax evasion, fraud, bribery, and conspiracy and charged those crimes  and convicted.

Safire left Nixon Administration in 1973 after being hired by the New York Times. There he wrote the  column Essays in the New York Times Op-Ed pages.  Many at The Times were angry that the paper hired former Nixon speechwriter. But Safire writing paid off for him and the paper by winning the Pulitzer Prize in commentary in 1978.

Safire continued the column from 1973 til his retirement in 2005. Safire was a wordsmith  who play on language was present in writing and his television appearances on PBS, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN  and FOX News Channel.

William Safire,  written several books fiction and non fiction including 1968 non fiction book “The New Language of Politics,” While at the New York Times he wrote “Before the Fall” 1975 about his years in the Nixon White House. Two years later he wrote his first novel, “Full Disclosure” in 1977 about an American president who survives an assassination attempt and loses his sight and dealt with succession issues.

Safire wrote a column called On Language for The New York Times for 30 years until Earlier in this month.

In 1995-2004 he a member of the Pulitzer Prize board of directors. In 2005 He was awarded the  Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award given to an American Civilian  in 2005.

William Safire is survived by his wife Helene a model, pianist and Jeweler of 47 years and his children  Mark and Annabell and his grand daughter Lily Safire.

New York Times