Big Girls Don’t Cry

Is it okay for anybody to use the N-word? Probably not, but I am more concerned about why Elizabeth Hasselbeck gets soooo emotional about it.


Pot Meet Kettle…

First we heard Hillary Clinton make a big deal about Barack Obama not using his chairman position on a subcommittee to do more about the situation in Afghanistan. Like many of Hillary Clinton’s attacks on Obama, this one has been recycled and tested out by John McCain.

Joe Biden, who is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee had a plausible response, which was that he likes to hold hearings at the full committee level.

On the other hand, I wonder what plausible response John McCain will have for attending ZERO hearings on Afghanistan in the last two years…

Check out the full story on John McCain’s absence(s) here.


The other Clinton answered a few questions today.

Q: When will you campaign with Obama?

A:”Whenever he asks… We had a good talk… He’s busier than I am on politics anyway.”

I guess that means all the talk of Bill Clinton being mad at Obama or not liking Obama was just that-talk?

We’ll see, but I think that for Bill Clinton’s legacy, and Hillary’s too, he’ll do the right thing.

See other questions Bill Clinton answered here.

Oh No He Didn’t!

So, Jesse Jackson seems to be upset by Barack Obama’s appearances at black churches where Obama criticizes black fathers for being absent. I’m not old enough to really remember Jesse Jackson’s agenda back in the day, but wasn’t he pushing for some of the same responsibility and change in the black community? Shouldn’t Jesse Jackson be happy to pass the torch to a new generation, to someone who has embraced the black community and wants to move it forward? I don’t get it, it just makes me want to ask Jesse Jackson one critical question. Jealous much?

More background and details of the drama…

Reverend Jackson is reported to have said that Senator Obama was “talking down to black people”, and referred to blacks as “niggers” when he said Senator Obama was telling them “how to behave”.

The network declined to release the full transcript of the July 6 show and did not air the comments.

Mr Jackson – who is travelling in Spain – apologised in a statement yesterday for “hurtful words”, but didn’t offer specifics. “I am deeply saddened and distressed by the pain and sorrow that I have caused as a result of my hurtful words. I apologise again to Senator Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, their children as well as to the American public,” he said in a written statement.

“There really is no justification for my comments and I hope the Obama family and the American public will forgive me.

“I also pray that we, as a nation, can move on to address the real issues that affect the American people.”

Apology accepted? Read the rest here.

Michelle Obama

That’s silly talk. Talk to my wife. She’ll tell me I need to learn to just put my socks on the hamper.” Barack Obama.

Michelle was born on January 17, 1964, to Marian and Fraser Robinson on Chicago‘s South Side and graduated from Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago’s West Loop. After high school Michelle went on to Princeton University where in 1985 she graduated with a B.A. in sociology and a minor in African American studies. After college, Michelle continued her education at Harvard Law School, where she earned her degree in 1988.

For three years after law school, Michelle worked as an associate in the area of marketing and intellectual property at Chicago law firm Sidley and Austin, where she met Barack Obama. She left the corporate law world in 1991 to pursue a career in public service, serving as an assistant to the mayor and then as the assistant commissioner of planning and development for the City of Chicago.

Read the rest here.

Barack Obama

It’s important to know about the candidates. Not just what they stand for, but who they are and what they represent personally. With this in mind, I have composed a list of webpages that will give you great info about the candidate. Sources used include the candidate’s official site, wikipedia, etc. Read up on them and take notes if necessary… 🙂

Meet Barack

Early Years

Barack Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4th, 1961. His father, Barack Obama Sr., was born and raised in a small village in Kenya, where he grew up herding goats with his own father, who was a domestic servant to the British.

Barack’s mother, Ann Dunham, grew up in small-town Kansas. Her father worked on oil rigs during the Depression, and then signed up for World War II after Pearl Harbor, where he marched across Europe in Patton’s army. Her mother went to work on a bomber assembly line, and after the war, they studied on the G.I. Bill, bought a house through the Federal Housing Program, and moved west to Hawaii.

It was there, at the University of Hawaii, where Barack’s parents met. His mother was a student there, and his father had won a scholarship that allowed him to leave Kenya and pursue his dreams in America.

Barack’s father eventually returned to Kenya, and Barack grew up with his mother in Hawaii, and for a few years in Indonesia. Later, he moved to New York, where he graduated from Columbia University in 1983.

Read the rest here. Get more information here and here.