Sunday, November 30, 2008

Alphonso Rachel Will Be CBW's Special Guest

Please join me on Tuesday December 2nd at 9:00 pm EST because my special Roundtable guest will be ZO!!!! Ya'll know I am his fangirl so I am so happy to be able to chat with him on Tuesday. Please call in to 646-716-6204 or click on icon to listen live Listen to Conservative Black Woman on internet talk radio

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Alphonso Rachel and his truly amazing work check out "Why I'm a Conservative Republican"

American Thinker: Odd Story Of Romance In Dreams Of My Father

Jack Cashill wrote an oddly curious article on the American Thinker blog this morning which alleges that Bill Ayers wrote Barack Obama's book entitled dreams of my father. I will not repost the article here but it's worth checking out (read entire article) I call this oddly curious because I have said all along that Barack Obama is just a tool of the left, a created thing, and an empty suit. I sincerely believe that Pres. Elect Obama is being used by the left to advance their godless agenda.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

If This is True Then I'm Not Sure That Even I Can Handle It....

The question has been raised regarding the integrity of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Were it not for the blatant media cover-up and mass Obama mania that I have witnessed during this the longest election campaign in history, I would not have even given this notion a second thought. It would have been summarily dismissed in my mind just as the Obama acolytes dismiss information about him if it's even slightly negative. However, since I have been admonishing folks to stop worshiping demagogues and ideologies then I must follow my own advice when it comes to Dr. King. Not sure that I will post anything further on the subject should I find compelling information that leads me to believe that these things are true as not even I have the "cojones" to dive into those murky waters (at least in this public forum--hit a sistah up privately if you' d like to talk).

But that begs the question of how important is the truth? Is truth less important than having iconic cultural paragons?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Credit Worthiness Is Not Directly Proportional to Character

I write this following a rather heated conversation I had this morning regarding credit scores. I once attended a course on Marriage at a local church and the pastor\teacher of this course maintained that one should consider the credit score of their intended and if said intended does not have "good" credit that you should not marry them.I thought this was a crock of simmering kaka because credit can be rebuilt but a person who is willfully beligerent, vindicative, mean hateful or any other horrible human affliction of the mind or spirit is far worse than a tarnished credit record. My friend then rattled off a litany of statistical data to support that financial issues is the reason that marriages fail. Well, I submit that if a couple can't weather a financial rough spot or season then money is not the "real" issue. The real issue would then be honesty, integrity or trust (someone lied about spending or stashing cash or perhaps one partner doesn't trust the decisions the other makes)I had to remind my dear friend that we unfortunately know a few unseemly woman (and men) who will do whatever they need to do to pay the electric bill or car note on time lest they ruin their hard earned credit rating. So, these types of women or men I'd venture to say are on no higher moral, ethical or socially responsible ground then the individual who takes the credit ding but holds on to their virtue. Also, all credit problems do not stem from living above and beyond one's means sometime you just don't have the money on the day the bill is due because life happens.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Jay Cameron Talks About "The Church Mafia"

I belonged to a toxic, spiritually abusive church several years ago. I then joined a wonderful, loving church which was anything but abusive but I wasn't growing there spiritually and neither was Mini-me. I now belong to a large predominately white church (yes, I miss the music from my previous church) but there are so many opportunities for ministry and fellowship that it isn't possible not to grow as a disciple of Christ in this assembly.

While I have a broken heart for the loss, I don't have much compassion for those following after false prophets because I believe that if you are in tune with the Spirit of the Living God then there is no way you could sit in a ministry like that for an extended period of time. But anyway, Jay Cameron talks about his stage play entitled "Church Mafia" and shares his experiences having been a part of such an establishment.

Part I

Part II

Part III

It is vitally important that we study the Word of God for ourselves and pray for directions and guidance because there are many so-called ministries that operate as a for-profit machine and they prey on the itching ears of down-trodden people.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The BQPFRC...... aka Race Hustlers/Pimps

I have discovered a kindred spirit in the person of Constructive Feedback (CF). He frequently leaves comments on Cobb's blog and writes a few of his own which can be found on my blogroll;however, he has coined the term "Black Quasi-Socialist Progressive-Fundamentalist Racism Chaser" -- how brilliant is that!!?? It's self-explanatory and so much more erudite than the term "race hustler/pimps". So now that I have given Constuctive Feedback credit for the invention of this terminology I'm boosting adopting it too. Here is the link to CF's post about the characteristics fo the BQSPFRC.

Actually, CF contacted me with a better link and after reading it I've decided to post it here. So here is BQPFRC defined:

"Black - They are indeed "Black". "Black conscious"? Not sure.

Quasi-Socialist - government based "sharing plans" where the masses can VOTE their way into another man's wallet. "Private Property" as a limit upon government confiscation? Forget about it!!! Society must PROVE to them that IT considers them EQUAL. Nothing is asked of them to SHOW their EQUALITY.

Progressive-Fundamentalist - REGARDLESS of how much failure and destruction of human capital and potential this ideology has in its wake - if those who notice the failure don't offer PROGRESSIVE ALTERNATIVES to CONVINCE THE AGRIEVED PEOPLE that they must change before things will improve.....they are just wasting their breath. The people value GOOD INTENTIONS over GOOD RESULTS.

RACISM-CHASER - This was added after the other words were assembled because it brings all of the rest of them together. You see Dougie - If you were an operative who is steadily achieving POWER (and they readily tell you about their POWER as compared to competing ideologies) BUT they don't want to be HELD ACCOUNTABLE for the

* Failed Schools
* Lack of Public Safety
* Anemic Local Economy that "being left behind" renders them with
* Center for Disease Control "Hot Spots" with respect to HEALTH CRISISES that their prevailing social mores of "NON-JUDGEMENTALISM" leave in their wake

What would YOU DO Dougie as a means of keeping the aggrieved people from BLAMING YOU who is in POWER?

What you do Dougie is take the stage at your press conference and shift the blame for the conditions in the 4 corners of your district and you PLACE IT UPON THE GREATER SOCIETY!!!

You make the case that YOUR FAILURES are actually a failure of AMERICA! You ask the people who you have FAILED to join with you and FIGHT A LARGER STRUGGLE. You ask them to BOIL THE OCEAN. Once this GREATER GOAL IS RECOGNIZED, Dougie.....the benefit will RAIN DOWN upon the unwashed masses!!

Do you see how the last component is key? THE EXTERNAL CHASE if what keeps Black folks UNIFIED and not asking questions.

Where as a state lottery has 2 pay out modes Dougie - either you get ALL OF YOU MONEY UP FRONT with taxes and the time value of money taken out OR you get you money in incremental payments over a long period of time.

The BQPFRC flips this on its head.
He does not offer INCREMENTAL EVIDENCE that in the attrition of each seat that he acquires the COMMUNITY HAS INCREMENTALLY BENEFITED.

Also the "Cash Option" in his system is not ALL OF THE MONEY UP FRONT IN ONE PAY OFF. Instead he plays a CONFIDENCE GAME. He sells you on receiving ALL OF THE BENEFIT AT THE END OF THE CYCLE in which you have not criticized him during your UNITY and upon having the OCEAN BOILED you are going to receive the BIG PAY BACK - interest and everything.

Please understand Dougie I think differently. I look at the "incremental payouts" where he has taken over Philly, Newark, Camden, Baltimore, Atlanta, Birmingham, St Louis, East St Louis, Detroit, and Cleveland and then I INTERPOLATE that IF he has eroded the key institutions in these cities then it is TOO BIG A LOGICAL LEAP for me to expect that upon NATIONAL ASCENSION - he is going to pave the streets with gold.

I hope you understand the POWER of the label BQPFRC.

Don't say you weren't warned."

The Religious Right Are We Really The Problem?

Randall Hoven, a self-described libertarian posted an article entitled A Libertarian Defense of Social Conservatism on the American Thinker blog this morning. He takes exception with those who blame right wing conservatives for the loss of this election and who maintain the the GOP should dump the social conservative if they hope to win again. Being a uber-right wing social conservative myself I appreciate Mr. Hoven's support but because of the super-godless, righteousness hating place that America is increasingly becoming I think that critics are right. If you are a believer and follower of Christ most do not consider that you are a rational thinker. Therefore our platforms will continue to be poo-pooed in elections to come because we are considered crazy fundamentalist.

Mr Hoven however does not have a problem with the influence that the religious right has on the the GOP because he is a "libertarian" not a liberal and he clearly understands who the true liberty killers are as he writes:

"The most obvious point to me is that it is the do-gooding liberals who are telling us all what we can and can't do. The religious right usually just wants to be left alone, either to home school, pray in public or not get their children vaccinated with who-knows-what. Inasmuch as the "religious right" wants some things outlawed, they have failed miserably for at least the last 50 years. Abortion, sodomy, and pornography are now all Constitutional rights. However, praying in public school is outlawed, based on that same Constitution."

He goes on to discuss what we are forced to do thanks to democratic liberals

"Just think for a moment about the things you are actually forced to do or are prevented from doing. Seat belts. Motorcycle helmets. Bicycle helmets. Smoking. Gun purchase and ownership restrictions. Mandatory vaccines for your children. Car emissions inspections. Campaign ad and contribution restrictions. Saying a prayer at a public school graduation or football game. Trash separation and recycling. Keeping the money you earned. Gas tax. Telephone tax. Income tax. FICA withholding. Fill in this form. Provide ID.
For the most part, the list just cited is post-1960. Neither Pat Robertson nor James Dobson ever forced any of that on us. How powerful is "social conservatism"?
I can get pornography right at my keyboard, or drive a mile and get all the sex toys I can fit into my car. I can walk to the nearest casino to gamble (but can no longer smoke there). I do need to travel to Nevada for a legal prostitute. If my teenage daughters had wanted abortions, they could have had them free and without even notifying me. (However, had they taken Advil to school, we'd all be in trouble.) (emphasis added)

Let's talk about the unavoidable issue: abortion. Who made it a federal issue? The ACLU and then the Supreme Court.
Before 1973 it was left to the states; some allowed it, some didn't. Different states could adopt different criteria. Some might allow it under all circumstances. Some other none. Some at 12 or 20 weeks. Some might define "health" of the mother in different terms.
But all that flexibility was halted with Roe v Wade. Since 1973 abortion has been a Constitutional right.
Do you know where that right is found in the Constitution? In these words of the 14th Amendment: "[No state shall] deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." Those words, according to our finest Constitutional scholars, mean it's OK to shove scissors through the skull of a baby and suction its brains out, as long as that skull has not yet left the birth canal. I'm sure you see that in those words of the 14th Amendment. Look hard, into the penumbras and emanations - it might take a little imagination.
Regardless of what you think about abortion, to find it in the 14th Amendment is an act of ink-blot reasoning. It might almost be OK, if it meant the court said we have true sovereignty over our own bodies. But the court
explicitly said otherwise.
The privacy right involved, therefore, cannot be said to be absolute. In fact, it is not clear to us that the claim asserted by some amici that one has an unlimited right to do with one's body as one pleases bears a close relationship to the right of privacy previously articulated in the Court's decisions. The Court has refused to recognize an unlimited right of this kind in the past... We, therefore, conclude that the right of personal privacy includes the abortion decision, but that this right is not unqualified...
So you do not have the right to do with your body as you please. Neither women nor men own their own bodies. That's what Roe v Wade said. In short, the decision was not "pro-choice". It was pro-abortion, pure and simple. That is the only choice it protected.
If taking abortion out of the hands of the federal government and putting it back into hands of the states, where it is legislated per each state's popular sentiment, let it be. I can stand that kind of "social conservatism." It sounds like federalism and democracy to me.
Now let's talk about guns. Why is that a "social" issue? We're talking about the Bill of Rights here. You know, where we find the freedom of speech, freedom of the press, religious freedom, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures, no cruel and unusual punishments or excessive bails, etc. The right to keep and bears arms is No. 2 of 10. This is a right the "religious right" wants to keep, not take away.
If you keep your gun in your bedroom, it is the religious right that wants the government to stay out of your bedroom. Who is treading on whose rights here?
Gay Marriage
I am not dead set against gay marriage. I'm mildly against it, but if it comes to an honest vote in my state and passes, I can live with that. But so far, every single time the issue has gone to a popular vote, the people voted it down. The only reason it is legal in two states right now is because of the courts in those states; a mere handful of robed Merlins made the decisions.
I also think it a bit risky to redefine such a fundamental institution that has been defined as between one man and one or more women in every successful civilization I know about, for the last 6,000 years or so. How about we use federalism and the states as laboratories before we dive head-first into opaque water on this one?
...something is creepy about a government that outlaws Nativity scenes at City Hall, but subsidizes Piss Christ.
That tries to disband the Boy Scouts but promotes gay marriage. That disallows even voluntary, student-led prayer at public school, but teaches children how to put on condoms.
What is so funny about Bill Maher's Religulous? What is so bad about Sarah Palin hoping to do God's will or praying for His guidance?
I am not religious myself, but I kind of like the idea that whoever makes and enforces our laws thinks that some invisible being knows his every move and will judge him accordingly in eternity. I would not be offended if the being he prays to is the one who gave the Sermon on the Mount.
I have yet to see the absence of religious devotion replaced with true scientific rationalism. Instead, I see it replaced with Environmentalism, Marxism, New Age "spiritualism" or any of a host of other pseudo-religions. On the other hand, Isaac Newton, for my money the greatest scientist ever and one of our more rational thinkers, wrote way more about the Bible and God than he ever did about calculus, mechanics and optics combined. There is nothing inconsistent between science and religion or reason.
By the way, I know enough about rationalism to know this: anyone who thinks he practices it rigorously has no idea what he's talking about. Bertrand Russell and Alfred North Whitehead are famous for taking a thousand pages to prove, with rigorous logic, that one and one are two (I'll trust them on that). How can anyone with an ounce of humility, or real sense, think he knows the "rational" method of improving the lot of mankind? Lenin and Mao thought they knew, as they sent tens of millions to their graves in the effort.
Mythical Creatures
I'm still searching for the mythical creature that is the "financially conservative, socially liberal" politician. In virtually every case, the pro-abortion or pro-gay marriage politician is the first to vote against a tax cut, the first to vote for more spending and quick to compromise principles on any issue there is.
Using the
National Journal's ratings of Senators in 2007 , the correlation coefficient between "economic" scores and "social" scores is 90%. That means they almost always go together; financial conservatives are social conservatives and vice versa. Every Senator scoring above 60 in economic issues, scored above 50 in social ones. Every Senator scoring below 40 in economic issues, scored below 50 in social ones. If there is such an animal as a "financial conservative, social liberal", it does not exist in the US Senate. (emphasis added)

He opines that liberals should slow down and not try to change everything about our culture and society all at once. He asserts that the liberal democrats -- you know, Barack's posse really have a communist mentality as he quotes Karl Marx in the communist manifesto:

"It was communism that tried to change everything all at once. Karl Marx described the approach in the Communist Manifesto.
"Abolition of private property. ... Abolition of the family! ... Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality ... this cannot be effected except by means of despotic inroads ... In short, the Communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things."
(emphasis added)

Hmm, Hope & Change....Change we can believe in....Do you see a correlation here?

He concludes with:

"When the day comes that the only thing between me and liberty are some Bible-quoting know-it-alls, I'll reconsider. But right now, there are a lot of things between me and liberty, and the "religious right" is not one of them. In fact, I see them voting for more liberty, not less. If the Republican party ever decides it really wants to be the party of liberty, rather than the slower-road-to-socialism party, I'll gladly join the religious right there."

So again my tiny little voice in the wilderness is screaming.....WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

What Did Your Pastor Say on November 9th, 2008?

Hiscrivener posted a compelling blog yesterday entitled "Depoliticize the Pulpit:the church speaks out and shows it color" . The Sunday following the election Shirley Ceasar said the following:

""Too long we've been at the bottom of the totem pole, but he has vindicated us, hallelujah," she cried. "I don't know about you, but I don't have nothing to put my head down for, praise God. Because when I look toward Washington, D.C., we got a new family coming in. We got a new family coming in. And you know what? They look like us. Amen, amen. They look like us."" (Source)

I'll venture to say that Shirley Ceasar isn't the only person of the cloth who gave a sermon along those lines on November 9th. Hiscrivener, exposes the vapidness of the assertion that God has "vindicated" black folks because Barack Obama won the presidency when he writes:

""Look here, Doc (with your uber-fake and completely honorary Ph.D.), a few notes for your high holy clarification:
God “vindicated” us the moment this tall Amish-looking dude looking all presidential stood up and
discussed his four score years in under four minutes. It’s egregious and shameful it took reiteration 100 years later from Dr. King and the giants of the civil rights movement.
God allows man the ability to choose, such as the men who chose to tell Texas slaves more than two years later about that very speech. (For the record, any fool who openly advocates
Juneteenth is embracing a generation of people just being duped. Good on ya!).
Man’s unadulterated and abysmal choices have caused more pain upon generations of mankind than any war, any plague, anything. Choices don’t require vindication. They demand a reckoning. Black folk TODAY weren’t vindicated. No one in my clique,
fraternity or family felt that, reckoning and shattering of stereotypes, but no vindication. That word implies guilt and 90 percent of this country’s white folk (because let’s be honest, that’s who this bigoted broad is targeting with her vitriol) had nothing to do with the atrocity of slavery 400 years ago. " (emphasis added)

He goes on to say:

"She is more focused on the hollow, half-baked promises of Barack Obama, than the grace-filled truth in the Word of God at this moment.
He is our (yes, even for those of you who can’t stand his policies or his skin tone) president and we should pray for him like crazy. But to extol him as the banner of righteousness over years of oppression is lunacy. It is a benchmark of how far this country has came… not just you, Shirley Caesar. (emphasis added)

I say this from a place of utter love for my people (I'm talking about my brothers and sisters in Christ--not just black folks)....WAKE UP PLEASE!!!! Stop falling for that which is nothing more than ear tickling. Study to show thy self approved and stop listened to preachers who are saying nothing substantive and/or biblical.

Black conservatives are often accused of being self-hating, and self-degradating but apparently we (black conservatives) weren't the ones waiting for white america to affirm or vindicate us. So will the real self-hater please stand up? Now Shirley Ceasar's statement about God's vindication of black people-- that's self-degradation! Is it really that difficult to recognize?

Hiscrivener then ended his post most appropriately with the following admonishment to Shirley Ceasar:

"MEMO to Shirley Caesar: You’re an idiot. Consider you have a global audience and although in your world, it’s black like your coffee… THE world is not. It’s more like… well, Obama. A melting pot of religion, race, creed and culture."

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Secular Humanist Make Me Physically Ill

Cobb wrote a blog this afternoon chiding Kathleen Parker for this perverse op-ed in the Washington Post yesterday. I caution that if the spirit of Christ dwells within you that you will be sickened if you choose to read it. Cobb intellectually obliterated her of course but I'm thinking that these sort of smears and degradations towards the body of Christ are going to become even more commonplace. It saddens me that so many believers are beguiled by the prince of this world. We are not just in the world we are unfortunately absolutely of the world and God is not pleased.

However, there are some who are willing to stand flat footed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and speak the truth. Star Parker, the founder of CURE is one of those dear souls. I happened upon this speech which she delivered in September 2008 at the Family Research Council (woot, woot for Dr. Dobson) and so I'm sharing:

Did you catch the reference to Psalm 2:2-3:

"The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the LORD and against his Anointed One.
"Let us break their chains," they say, "and throw off their fetters."

Powerful uh? We see this is happening and the worst is yet to come. But, be of good courage we know to Whom we belong and we know who will win in the end (I'm talking to Christians now)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

America Is Under A Spell: Parts I - IV

I first heard this series on Slicing the Gospel (but, I am unable to pull the blog up anymore)but I found them (thanks to Attorneymom) on YouTube. They are produced by a prolific and awesome vlogger screen named FaithandReasons (I'm thinking this is "Angela" but who knows?) Anyway, I think this woman is amazingly discerning and a brilliant apologist and contender for the the Faith. I highly recommend that ya'll check her out on YouTube. While these audio/video presentations are rather lengthy they are ever so insightful. I'm her new fangirl too so more of her work will be highlighted here. She is the!!!! Oh yeah, due to the subject matter of Video # 3, I am compelled to post my disclaimer (growing weary of getting the beatdown from the ones I love the most):

Warning!!! The following post may contain information that Obama acolytes who are unwilling to acknowledge the facts may find disturbing. Please DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO if you can't handle the truth or if you feel that CBW's continued acknowledgement of the facts as they pertain to President Elect Barack Obama will impede your ability to maintain a friendship with her.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wow, These People Actually Voted.

Warning!!! The following post may contain information that Obama acolytes who are unwilling to acknowledge the facts may find disturbing. Please DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO if you can't handle the truth or if you feel that CBW's continued acknowledgement of the fact that the democratic party preys on the willful ignorance of the masses (code for black folks) will impede your ability to maintain a friendship with her.

To think that people died so that we would have the right to vote. Yet, we piss on their graves because we don't even bother to make informed decisions. Please don't confuse this with bitterness, it's not. It's unadulterated disgust!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Dear God...

So I guess Mini-me is a Theo-geek too....This was her shower aria this morning. Wow, as a parent sometimes you think your kids don't hear you, but God's word does not return void.

Even the babies can see the absurdity of this world.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Democratic Programming As Told by Zo...

Gotta share the Zo-meister, I can't help it....

It took him a little too long to make the point that Blacks have adopted the politcal ideology of the antebellum south. We call ourselves the names they called us, we accuse each other of acting white or uppity as the oppressive overseers on the plantations did and the list goes on. I have been grappling with the fact that 96% of black folks voted the same way in this past election. As I looked at the lovely Spelman ladies on election night all of one mind I was a bit dismayed. College is the place where you develop critical thinking skills and from what it looked like on TV their was not one dissenter -- astonishing!!! They've got us, we are programmed hook, line and sinker.

Gay and Black Are Not the Same Unless You are Gay and Black and Then It Still Isn't...

Those who say that the Gay rights struggle and the Black civil rights struggle are the same thing confirm in my mind that liberal democrats are racist scum. I can't believe that these gay rights activist are now calling black folks bigots because they didn't get their way on California's Proposition 8. I have no way of knowing whether or not people are born gay. I am however, absolutely certain that gay people are also children of God and some of those who have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ are just as redeemed and born again as I am. So that being said, I take exception that their struggle for equal rights is the same as that of black folks in the 60's. Gay people have an equal right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness the last time I checked. They can live, work, shop, and worship where ever they please. They are not second class citizens!

These stupid activist screaming about "stop the hate, separation of church and state" are delusional at best. I will not belabor the point that marriage is a covenant relationship between man, woman and God because so few people both christian and secular respect the covenant of marriage for what is truly is anyway, however, it is Holy Matrimony and holiness isn't found in town hall but in houses of worship -- churches (at least theoretically). I question why gay activists are not happy with "civil union" as it bestows all of the legal rights as marriage but it's just not called marriage. Basically, isn't it just semantics? The whole separation of church and state mantra is silly in light of the fact that you are demanding that the church recognize your union. So, if you aren't happy with a "civil union" and you want marriage -- a Holy connection as it were; wouldn't it be best not to talk about the separation of church and state??? Duh!!!!

Bill O'Reilly talks to Jasmyne Cannick and some white liberal guy about this issue. By the way Jasmyne herself is a lesbian and concedes that gay is not the new black:

Friday, November 14, 2008

As Per The Washington Post Ex-Lobbyist Have Key Obama Roles

Warning!!! The following post may contain information that Obama acolytes who are unwilling to acknowledge the facts may find disturbing. Please stop reading NOW if you can't handle the truth or if you feel that CBW's continued acknowledgement of obvious hypocrisies will impede your ability to maintain a friendship with her.
I learned from an article in today's Washington post that more than a dozen members of Barack Obama's transition team have worked as federally registered lobbyist within the last four years. I couldn't believe what I was reading because I remember reading what he said regarding lobbyist while on the campaign trail:

" To rousing applause, Barack Obama formally announced this afternoon that the Democratic National Committee will follow his lead and begin refusing donations from registered lobbyists and special-interest political action committees.
“They do not fund my campaign,” the presumptive Democratic nominee told a small-town southwest Virginia crowd, after delivering a standard refrain that blames drug and insurance interests for blocking universal health care. “They will not fund our party. And they will not drown out the voices of the American people when I’m President of the United States.”"

I thought it was laudable then, I think it's laughable now. Ok, so they didn't fund your campaign (yeah, right) but they are going to run your government. Let me say before the hate mail starts coming forth that I don't think there is anything wrong with lobbyist or lobbying. I agree with blogger Ed Morrissey who opined:"There is nothing inherently wrong with lobbying. There is plenty wrong with hypocrisy, especially on the grand scale committed by Barack Obama during this campaign. He regularly indulged in the populist demonization of lobbyists and claimed to lead a new movement to purify Washington of their eeeeevil influences. Now that he has the power, Obama has no problem working with lobbyists for fraudulently run mortgage giants and drug makers, smear artists, and asbestos-lawsuit defenders. That’s change that 63 million suckers believed in."

This transition team Obama has put together is remarkable on so many different levels, but the blatant bait and switch is the subject of this post. You can read the full Washington Post article here and Ed Morrissey post at Hot air here for detailed analysis. Again I say, the audacity of hope-ocrisy.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Put Your Children Where Your Ideology Is Pres. Elect Obama

I don't know why I would be surprised by the fact that President elect Obama who is dead set against school vouchers is electing to send his children to the very private, very elite Sidwell Friends or Georgetown Visitation Schools in Washington DC. I'm guess his acolytes have no problem with this obvious hypocrisy -- because he is the great black hope. It absolutely boggles my mind why he would not be a proponent of school vouchers. I'm not outraged at the fact that he is sending his children to private school anyone is DC who can afford to do so should because the District of Columbia schools are among poorest performing schools in the nation. But why would he begrudge that opportunity to parents who love their children just as much as he does but simply can't afford Sidwell Friends? The Answer: Typical Liberal Hypocrisy.... It's a sin and a shame.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

White Guilt: A Eulogy by Tom Adkins

I have been out of the loop for a few days as I was traveling but I happened upon this op-ed written by blogger Tom Adkins in the Philadelphia Inquirer. I thought it was pretty funny so I thought I'd share:

"There go my fellow conservatives, glumly shuffling along, depressed by the election aftermath. Not me. I'm virtually euphoric. Don't get me wrong. I'm not thrilled with America's flirtation with neosocialism. But there's a massive silver lining in the magical clouds that lofted Barack Obama to the presidency. For today, without a shred of intellectually legitimate opposition, I can loudly proclaim to America:

The Era of White Guilt is over.This seemingly impossible event occurred because the vast majority of white Americans didn't give a fluff about skin color and enthusiastically pulled the voting lever for a black man. Not just any black man. A very liberal black man who spent his early career race-hustling banks, praying in a racist church for 20 years, and actively working with America-hating domestic terrorists. Yet white Americans made Barack Obama their leader. Therefore, as of Nov. 4, 2008, white guilt is dead. So today, I'm feeling a little "uppity," if you will. For more than a century, the millstone of white guilt hung around our necks, retribution for slave-owning predecessors. In the 1960s, American liberals began yanking that millstone while sticking a fork in the eye of black Americans, exacerbating the racial divide to extort a socialist solution to the country's problems. But if a black man can become president, exactly what significant barrier is left? The election of Barack Obama destroys the validation of liberal white guilt. The dragon is hereby slain.

So today, I'm feeling a little "uppity," if you will. From this day forward, my tolerance level for having my skin color hustled is exactly ZERO. No more Rev. Jeremiah Wright's "God Damn America," Al Sharpton's Church of Perpetual Victimization, or Jesse Jackson's rainbow racism. Cornel West? You're a fraud. All those "black studies" programs must now teach kids to thank Whitey. And I want that on the final.Congressional Black Caucus? Irrelevant. U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.)? Shut up. ACORN? Outlawed. Black Panthers? Go home and pet your kitty. Black separatists? Find another nation that offers better dreams. To those Eurosnots who forged careers hating America? I'm still waiting for the first black French president.No more quotas. No more handouts. No more complaining that "the man" is keeping you down. "The man" is now black.

It's time to toss that massive, obsolete race-hustle machine upon the heap of the other stupid '60s ideas. Drag it over there, right between free love and cop-killing. Careful, don't trip on streaking. Just dump it. And then wash your hands. It's filthy. Obama's ascension also creates another gargantuan irony. How can liberals sell American racism, class envy and unfairness when our new black president and his wife went to Ivy League schools, got high-paying jobs, became millionaires, bought a mansion, and are now moving to the White House? How unfair is that? Now, like a delicious O. Henry tale, Obama's spread-the-wealth campaign rendered itself moot by its own victory! America is officially a meritocracy. Obama's election has validated American conservatism.

So ... Wham!!! That's the sound of my foot kicking the door shut on the era of white guilt. The rites have been muttered, the carcass lowered, dirt shoveled, and tombstone erected. Dead and buried" - (Source)

Though he jests I think he's right.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Mommy Why????

Mini-me and I are on the road this weekend visiting the one and only college she will even consider until she gets an early decision. The rule is that whoever drives gets to choose the radio station and I of course chose talk radio. I decided that I would get myself use to the "fairness doctrine" that may soon be making a comeback and I listened to both right and left wing programs. Eventually Mini-me related that she didn't understand why I am a conservative when everyone else in our lives see things differently (Shocking I know -- Does this kid ever listen to me?) I tried to explain it to her slowly and succinctly and hopefully she got it this time. But I later read this written by Cobb (If only I were so eloquent):

"The advantage of conservatism to African Americans is a greater understanding and perspective on a greater set of ideas than those which we have traditionally applied our consideration. To know more is its own benefit. To understand those ideas against which one has been opposed through ignorance is to gain a greater grasp of the political system and all of the interests in it. This is a capacity that more African Americans must develop if they are to advance in this society and in the world. Lest anyone doubt. I do not mean to imply or suggest that there is only one direction in which the thoughtful African American might mature their political sensibilities. There are not simply Conservative, but Libertarian, Anarchic, Marxist and other categories of thinkers and ideas in Western Traditions and many schools of thought within any and all of those branches. If anyone cares to take a very simple axiom 'By any means necessary' seriously, then one cannot be so simple-minded as to do nothing more than follow the same intellectual and political path without any further investigation." - Cobb (Read full post here)

So basically MM I wish for you to be thoughtful, introspective and inquisitive. Apathy is not an option for you.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Brief Contemplation Regarding A Call To Action...

An anonymous reader has found him or herself disappointed in me and this blog. I initially shrugged this comment off because I am under no compulsion to please anyone with my brainspew and honestly the comment was hardly scathing enough to illicit anger or bemusement. I then read a comment from a fellow blogger who does not share my politics but shared that the only fruit that I can expect to come from my carping to black folks is more of the same (carping that is). That agonizing over our social ills and berating them is not productive. So I am humbled and offering my deepest and sincerest apology to my readers for not being a part of the solution. I am going to spend some time trying to figure out what it is that I can do to be a part of the solution.

Then I read an op-ed written by Shelby Steele this morning and he writes: "But true reform, like the civil rights victories of the '60s, never happens until people become exhausted with their suffering."

So now I'm in a quandary..... But, I'll figure something out. There has to be someway to reach the my brothers and sister in a positive and productive way. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Voice Calling From The Wilderness......

Congratulations to President Elect Barack Obama!!! Conservatives, Republicans, Right Wing Christians we have been put out to pasture and it's prayin' time. I am truly happy that America and Black America in particular is rejoicing in this. While it saddens me that we felt so downtrodden in the year of our Lord 2008 and I am thrilled that we have gotten the "collective" inspiration that we have so longed for until now. So where do we go from here since we have been so inspired? I pray that black men are inspired to marry the women they impregnate. I pray that black fathers are inspired to lead their families. I pray that black parents are inspired to demand excellence from their children. I pray that we are inspired rise, rise, rise from the bottom of every demographic in this country.
P.S. If you are already inspired and handling your business, then I am clearly not referring to you.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Quote From Audacity of Hope....

I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds change in an ugly direction”. BARACK OBAMA from The Audacity Of Hope which is titled in Indonesia “Assault Hope: From Jakarta To The Whitehouse”?. It is arguable that “Assault Hope” means “Jihad”.

But I guess this is of no consequence as long as we have a black president, right?

Monday, November 3, 2008

Will Barack Obama's Constituents At Grove Parc Support Him?

Sadly, I bet they will in spite of the utter squalor of their housing development. Barack Obama as a state senator coauthored an Illinois law creating a new pool of tax credits for developers. As a US senator, he pressed for increased federal subsidies. And as a presidential candidate, he has campaigned on a promise to create an Affordable Housing Trust Fund that could give developers an estimated $500 million a year. This is what his "Affordable Housing Trust Fund" and $500 million tax dollars yields for those looking for hope and change using your tax dollars:

This is a damn shame. Barack Obama is just a Chicago bureaucrat who doesn't give a tinker's damn about the needs of the people he has on the streets campaigning for him who have been trained in the art of "community organizing" put forth by Saul Arlinsky. These same developers who were recipients of the set aside just happen to be large contributors to his presidential campaign. I wonder why? What will it take for us to get wise to this "Obama-nation". Check out the full story Here.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Have You Vetted Barack Obama -- The DNC Certainly Has Not...

This will make my 32nd post about Barack Obama, this blog journals my evolution from Obama skeptic to hopeful Obama kool-aid drinker to pragmatic informed McCain supporter. I had to use the power of the internet to get the real skinny on Obama because main stream media failed us during this election season. However you can not make an informed decision without information so I beseech you my brethren to follow this link entitled "Have You Vetted Barack Obama - We Have" you owe it to yourself to do so.

No-Bama Video

Check out this video it says it all (not loving the music but the lyrics are on point):

Pretty much the only reason to vote for Barack Obama would be because he is black and that is just not a good enough reason in my opinion.