Category Archives: Elections

Congratulation Mr. President, Now Can You Compromise withe Republicans on the Fiscal Cliff

I know it a little late but congratulation Mr. President, Can we compromise with the Republicans on the fiscal cliff. $16 Trillion is ENOUGH we must not ruin your children and my niece and nephew and their eventual children’s’ future. America cannot afford of debt.

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November 6th 2012 Another Juneteenth ??

Is November 6, is a another Juneteenth? My dad wondered because he along me and my brother was very disappointed in President Barack Obama. The President has the US economy gone down hill.

Hurricane Irene to Batter East Coast

Hurricane Irene a powerful category 2 Tropical system which slammed Puerto Rico, Cuba, and The Bahamas  is making landfall on Wrightsville Beach,NC Friday.From Atlanta Business Chronicle:

Hurricane Irene is barreling toward North Carolina early Friday with landfall expected Saturday between 10 a.m. and noon. Forecasters said the storm will hit eastern North Carolina as a Category 3 storm with winds estimated at 115 miles per hour. Mandatory evacuations of coastal North Carolina residents will take place throughout the day on Friday. Officials are expected to order evacuations Friday as far north as New Jersey. Forecasters said early Friday the storm is as large as the Southeast, and has the potential to affect as many as 65 million people as it moves north along the East Coast of the U.S.

Even the mayor of New York City is considering mandatory evacuations. Officials there are watching forecasts to determine the storm’s anticipated strength as it moves north. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said officials expect to shut down the city’s entire transit system Saturday afternoon ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irene. He said service likely won’t be available again until sometime Monday or perhaps later. A transportation official said the system cannot operate with sustained winds of 39 mph.

Drudge Report  gives  several listing news and weather links.

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American Jews Loose Faith in Obama

President Obama is losing a major Democratic party constituent American Jews. This a group loyal to the party  but recent actions by President Barack Obama is causing concern.From the Politico:

David Ainsman really began to get worried about President Barack Obama’s standing with his fellow Jewish Democrats when a recent dinner with his wife and two other couples — all Obama voters in 2008 — nearly turned into a screaming match.

Ainsman, a prominent Democratic lawyer and Pittsburgh Jewish community leader, was trying to explain that Obama had just been offering Israel a bit of “tough love” in his May 19 speech on the Arab Spring. His friends disagreed — to say the least.

One said he had the sense that Obama “took the opportunity to throw Israel under the bus.” Another, who swore he wasn’t getting his information from the mutually despised Fox News, admitted he’d lost faith in the president.

If several dozen interviews with POLITICO are any indication, a similar conversation is taking place in Jewish communities across the country. Obama’s speech last month seems to have crystallized the doubts many pro-Israel Democrats had about Obama in 2008 in a way that could, on the margins, cost the president votes and money in 2012 and will not be easy to repair.

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Blago Found Guilty on 17 Counts

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevioch found guilty of attempted selling the Seat of then  US Senate Barrack Obama(D). From WMAQ-TV/HD “NBC5 News”:

Rod Blagojevich was originally charged with 24 counts. During the second trial, the prosecution pared the counts to 20. What follows is a run down of the charges and the verdict for each.

  • Count 1-Wire fraud related to Children’s Memorial Hospital-GUILTY
  • Count 2-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY
  • Count 3-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY
  • Count 4-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY
  • Count 5-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY
  • Count 6-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY
  • Count 7-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY
  • Count 8-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY
  • Count 9-Wire fraud related to the Racing Bill-GUILTY
  • Count 10-Wire fraud related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY
  • Count 11-Attempted extortion related to School Shakedown-NO VERDICT
  • Count 12-Attempted extortion related to Children’s Memorial Hospital-GUILTY
  • Count 13-Bribery related to Children’s Memorial Hospital-GUILTY
  • Count 14-Extortion conspiracy related to Racing Bill-GUILTY
  • Count 15-Bibery conspiracy related to Racing Bill-GUILTY
  • Count 16-Attempted Extortion related to Tollway Shakedown-NO VERDICT
  • Count 17-Bibery related to Tollway Shakedown-NOT GUILTY
  • Count 18-Extortion conspiracy related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY
  • Count 19-Attempted extortion related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY
  • Count 20-Bribery conspiracy related to the Senate Seat-GUILTY
NBC5 has the video.

Suprise! Canadian Prime Minister Wins Re-election Conservatives take Control of Parliament

As the world was rocked by the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan by US Special Forces and a hangover from the Royal Wedding of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge  in London. The Tories shocked Canada by winning Parliament taking 167 ridings and Prime Minister Stephen  Harper remain Prime Minister winning his riding in Calgary.

This comes after a scandal  threaten to topple the Harper Government. The scandal which involved Bev Oda. Heritage Minister in the Harper Government. From Wikipedia: A contempt of Parliament  by Liberal Party for the scandal in which an Oda’s staffer added a hand written annotation to a bill involve  Canadian International Development Agency funding recommendation involving KAIROS a faith-based human rights organization which accused of Anti-Israel sentiment. ( The investigation was not completed)

And a Second Contempt charge by Liberals  and New Democratic Party for not proving information to both parties regarding proposed legislation and potential funding. This led to a vote no confidence vote earlier this year Parliament was dissolved and a call for elections.

Harper overcame these charges to win Sunday. The Prime Minister humbled at his and the Tories victories. From Reuters via Yahoo News Canada:

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, now backed by a powerful parliamentary majority, said on Tuesday the energy sector can rest easy that his government will not impede plans to vastly expand the country’s oil sands output and ship some of the crude to Asia.

Harper, in his Western Canadian home base of Calgary on the morning after his Conservatives won big in the federal election, singled out the Western-based oil industry as being a beneficiary of his party’s pro-business agenda, which will also include corporate tax cuts and deficit reduction. Investors greeted the result with relief.

“There were a lot of policies being quoted by the other parties, whether it’s on West Coast transportation or the energy sector, that simply did not reflect the needs and concerns of this part of the country,” he told reporters.

“I actually argued during the campaign that the policies of our opponents were actually quite dangerous to the country as a whole, but obviously some specific policies seemed to be almost targeted to do damage to Western Canada.”

The Conservatives won 167 of 308 seats in the House of Commons in Monday’s vote, giving Harper a third mandate since 2006 and his first majority. Until now, the Conservatives’ minority-government status has meant they had to compromise with other parties on many policies.

Meanwhile Liberal Party is no longer the main opposition  party  in Parliament  as New Democratic Party won a large block on Sunday; Bloc Quebecois shrank to near obscurity and the Green Party adds its first seat in Parliament. From The Toronto Star:

It is the first time in Canadian history that the Liberal party did not finish either first or second.

“It’s tough to lose like this,” said Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff, who lost his own riding of Etobicoke-Lakeshore.

The Liberals have never suffered a crushing defeat, either in popular support or seat.

“Defeat is a teacher and now we have to learn the lesson of defeat and look at ourselves in the mirror,” Ignatieff said.

The NDP nearly tripled the 36 seats the party held at dissolution, winning 102 seats while the Liberals took 34

A triumphant NDP Leader Jack Layton strode through the crowd to speak to his supporters.

“I let Mr. Harper know that I look forward to working with his party and in fact with all parties to get things done for our families. And I shared with him my desire to bring a more positive and respectful tone to Parliament,” Layton said.

Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe lost his Montreal riding after a 21-year run. The 63-year-old Duceppe proved to be just another Bloc pushover on Monday as the NDP steamrolled to a crushing victory in Quebec.

Duceppe, who became the Bloc’s first MP in 1990, was defeated by the NDP’s Helene Laverdiere in Laurier-Sainte-Marie. He announced he would be officially resigning in the next couple of days but will continue to fight for Quebec sovereignty.

The Liberals were pounded in Ontario with the Conservatives making gains in Toronto. In the 905 belt around Toronto long-time Liberals MPs were falling, including Ruby Dhalla in Brampton-Springdale and Mark Holland in Ajax-Pickering where he conceded to political novice Chris Alexander, former ambassador to Afghanistan.

Of the 46 seats in GTA, the Conservatives won 31, at the expense the Liberals.

One of the stories of the night was the orange wave across Quebec, the NDP reducing the Bloc to single digits.

And for the first time the Green Party won a seat in the House of Commons after party leader Elizabeth May defeated Conservative incumbent Gary Lunn in the B.C. riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands.

“Today we proved the Canadians want change in politics … I stand here today as the first elected Green member of Parliament in Canadian history,” May said after her victory.

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Pres. Obama Get Testy with Dallas TV Reporter

It was bound to happen that Pres. Obama would lose his cool. His target Brad Watson a 40 year veteran TV news in Dallas. Watson who works for WFAA-TV/HD “News 8” was invited to an interview with the president at the White House on Tuesday. The President accused Watson of interrupting him.  News 8:

After the interview, Obama pointed out that he doesn’t like an interviewer challenging his comments.

“Let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?” he said.

The presidents interview was wide-ranging including the economy, jobs and the awarding of the space shuttle Endvour to New York instead of Houston’s Johnson Space Center more from News 8 :

WASHINGTON — News 8 sat down with President Barack Obama at the White House Monday afternoon to discuss the economy, immigration and his approval rating.

The president this week is talking up his deficit reduction plan with town hall meetings in Western states. He met with News 8 for a few minutes to explain why he thinks his plan is better than the deficit reduction plan pushed by Republicans in the House, and why he wants to pitch his plan hard in Texas.

The president said his mix of spending cuts and tax increases on the wealthy offer a balanced approach compared to the Republicans who want cuts in spending and taxes.

Apparently the President never heard of Sam Donaldson of ABC NEWS.