Saturday, January 30, 2010

How To Detect Where A Media Source Stands On Obama

From my observations this week, Post-State of The Union - many media entities are breaking in a distinct way on the subject of Obama's interaction with the Supreme Court during his speech.

Pro-Obama entities will focus upon the reaction by Associate Justice Alito to Obama's admonition of the court with respect to "allowing foreign corporate donations into American elections.

By comparison those who are more inclined to criticize Obama AND/OR who are more "matter of fact", regardless whom is speaking - pointed out the ERROR of Obama's statement.

The bottom line is - Obama was incorrect in his claim about foreign corporate donations. They were illegal prior to the ruling. They remain illegal after the ruling.

CNS News: Obama Was Wrong and Alito Was Right

Friday, January 29, 2010

Will Chris Matthews Ever Be Able To Look Past The Race Of Opponents Of Obama's Policies?

In the video above MSNBC commentator Chris Matthews told of his new found enlightenment as he listened into President Obama speech but "did not see a Black man".

I do not see this as a racist statement. Of course Mr Matthews would have no cause to advance this statement if Obama was White.

I would like to challenge Mr Matthews on a different but related point.
This past summer we saw "Tea Party Protests". The vast majority of those who were protesting were White.

Upon this point Mr Matthews lost his contact lenses that now has him "color blind". He served up an indictment that these "White protesters against Obama" must be motivated by RACISM since there is such little diversity among them. He asked the guest to disprove that racism was the key factor in having them take to the street. In fact both Matthews and Janeane Garofalo made the point that it must be racist since none of these people protested against Bush.

This proves one thing to me: Tales of "Racial Enlightenment" are sometimes used as a measure to proves one's own evolution in one arena while this same person uses the lack of diversity to tell of another's retrograde status.

I challenge Mr Matthews to interview more Black tax payers and ask them why they chose not to protest with the Tea Party crowds when any local newscast where Black people live will show them going to their local and county governments to resist planned tax increases.

I know that Mr Matthews and others are not going to do this because such an inspection must lead with the notion that "Black people have an EQUAL capacity to make use of ideological bigotry", which sometimes shapes our behavior as White people are inclined make use of.

96% of all Black voters supporting Obama is a sign of our connection to our own "best interests".
90% of all White voters in Alabama voting for John McCain instead of Barack Obama shows racial hatred. Alabama is a state that won't be cured until it becomes a blue state.................AGAIN.

You do the math folks.

Monday, January 25, 2010

The World Opines About Obama's First Year

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Obama 2010 Calendar - From Slavery To The White House

One day I am going to put aside my "judgmentalism" and simply GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT, profiting handsomely in the process of doing so.

Obama's Speech To Teachers Shown A A Local Soul Food Restaurant

Originally there was a crowd gathered around the tube upon seeing Obama on the television.  As they started talking about schools - everyone disbursed except this one guy.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Harry "Woodrow Wilson" Reid

The Black Establishment Defending Our Interests Against Obama - "After Obama"

Clyburn quiet while other black lawmakers criticize Obama

WASHINGTON - U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, has kept silent as other black lawmakers have grown increasingly critical of President Barack Obama on issues ranging from Afghanistan and health care to job creation and broader efforts to spark the economy.

Clyburn finds himself in the middle. He's a strong supporter of the White House and a critical Obama ally in Congress. But Clyburn is also a former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. And some of its members have been pointedly critical of the president.

Already angered by Obama's refusal to target more money for minority communities hit hard by the recession, many black lawmakers oppose his escalation of the Afghanistan war and his apparent willingness to sacrifice a public option in medical insurance to gain final passage of a health care bill.

"The frustration levels in various minority communities are very high," Clyburn said.

NRP: Black Teenage Males Crushed By Unemployment

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Obama's Interpol Executive Order Makes American Liberals Into Conservatives

Order on Interpol Work Inside U.S. Irks Conservatives

Conservative bloggers and opinion outlets in recent days have expressed mounting alarm about an executive order by President Obama that extended certain privileges and immunities to the International Criminal Police Organization, better known as Interpol.

Bloggers have accused Mr. Obama of ceding American sovereignty, painting a portrait of an international police force operating on United States soil without legal restraints. They have also argued that the order is part of a plot to allow international courts to arrest and prosecute American officials for war crimes.

That theme is making its way from the blogosphere to more mainstream news outlets.

In a Web post for the conservative National Review last week, the commentator Andrew C. McCarthy declared that an “international police force” could now operate inside the United States “unrestrained by the U.S. Constitution and American law.” He also suggested that the order created in the Justice Department “a repository for stashing government files” beyond the reach of Congress and the public.

And an editorial in The Washington Examiner this week declared that “this new directive from Obama may be the most destructive blow ever struck against American constitutional civil liberties.”

Obama administration and Interpol officials say the fears and accusations are based on ignorance about how Interpol works and about the context and impact of the order, which was issued on Dec. 17 without any statement.

“There is nothing newsworthy here,” said Christina Reynolds, a White House spokeswoman.

Contrary to its portrayal in some movies, Interpol has no police force that conducts investigations and makes arrests. Rather, it serves its 188 member countries by working as a clearinghouse for police departments in different nations to share law enforcement information — like files on wanted criminals and terrorists, stolen cars and passports, and notices that a law enforcement agency has issued an arrest warrant for a fugitive.

In the United States, a bureau at the Justice Department staffed by American officials transmits information between law enforcement agencies and Interpol. If a foreign country issues an arrest warrant for a person inside the United States, it is up to the United States government, based on its own laws, to decide whether to apprehend the suspect.

“We don’t send officers into the field to arrest people; we don’t have agents that go investigate crimes,” said Rachel Billington, an Interpol spokeswoman. “This is always done by the national police in the member country under their national laws.”

When public international organizations are operating on United States soil, a law allows the president to grant them certain rights and immunities, just as foreign embassies receive privileges. More than 70 organizations — including the International Committee of the Red Cross, the World Bank and the International Pacific Halibut Commission — receive those rights.

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan extended some rights — including immunity from lawsuits or prosecution for official acts — to Interpol, which was holding its annual meeting in the United States. But Mr. Reagan’s order did not include other standard privileges — like immunity from certain tax requirements and from having its property or records subject to search and seizure — because at the time, Interpol had no permanent office or employees on United States soil.

That changed in 2004, when Interpol opened a liaison office at the United Nations in New York City. The office consists of five staff members, Ms. Billington said, and they have access to law enforcement information submitted by other countries with restrictions on who may receive it.

“When the office opened in 2004, we said look, we’d like to have the Interpol staff working in the office in New York afforded the same immunities as other international organizations,” Ms. Billington said. “It’s only for the New York office.”

The State Department recommended approving the request, but the Bush White House did not complete the matter before its term ended, and so it rolled over.

The White House said it put out no statement with Mr. Obama’s order because it viewed the matter as uninteresting.

LaTonya Miller, the spokeswoman for the Justice Department’s Interpol bureau, said the order would have no effect on the bureau. It routinely receives and responds to Freedom of Information Act requests, she said, and will continue to do so.

“Nothing has changed,” she said. “We’ve been really concerned about all the misinformation that has been out there on the blogs.”