Michelle Obama: Election About ‘Who Will Have the Power to Shape Our Children’

Michelle Obama: Election About ‘Who Will Have the Power to Shape Our Children’

michelleIf anyone did not miss the majority of the Republican National Convention RNC, seriously now, who on earth could be more proud of Mr. Trump’s adult offspring?

Sure I thought it was a little dicey having each one of the Trump clan taking such powerful speaking engagements; however, for me and most of my colleagues were in particular agreement at how well polished, strongly spoken, as well as impeccable adult children that each of Mr. Trump’s children are.

First lady Michelle Obama argued that Donald Trump is no example for America’s children during an impassioned pitch for Hillary Clinton’s candidacy at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday evening.

Well she has indeed proved that she is no smarter than her lying and nontransparent husband is outright.

Obama threw her support behind Hillary, noting “there were plenty of moments when Hillary could have decided that this work was too hard, that the price of public service was too high, that she was tired of being picked apart for how she looks or how she talks or even how she laughs.”

“But here’s the thing. What I admire most about Hillary is that she never buckles under pressure. She never takes the easy way out. And Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in her life,” she continued. “And when I think about the kind of president that I want for my girls and all our children, that’s what I want.”

Right here with the above statement is what conjures up such discontent inside of me toward these people. Hillary Clinton has shown me as a professional person that she is a masterful liar. That is her easy way out. So please Mrs. Obama, what’s your excuse for Hillary moving on without Bill in their marriage?  1500px-DesertStormMap_v2_svg

Obama reflected on “the story of this country, the story that has brought me to this stage tonight, the story of generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation, but who kept on striving and hoping and doing what needed to be done so that today I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves.”

There we go — for what’s it worth, we will never, ever be able to heal from what a small proportion of America’s earliest agrarians have done. And as long as this crap happens we never ever will.

James_Madison_140x190The first lady said she wants “a president who will teach our children that everyone in this country matters, a president who truly believes in the vision that our Founders put forth all those years ago that we are all created equal, each a beloved part of the great American story.”

Lady, you certainly need to put more emphasis into my column. Although you single handedly ignored everything that was written yesterday – which certainly allows me to know where your knowledge level is, however, just a quick question: Do you and what’s his name Barack, Berry or Whatever communicate?

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Please everyone who reads this post, please fire a letter, email, or fax to Roger Goodell

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Are we being Sold Out?

Before we all make tremendous fools out of ourselves, let’s look with interest like the privileged sophisticated people we are and with just a little perseverance we may find out the matters to every one of our questions.

Please let us all be responsible people — unlike those St. Louis Rams individuals who took a NFL field in protest with their hands fully raised up, or anything like Messrs. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and others during the Trayvon Martin investigation or taking it back a bit further, those same men at the Duke University La Cross team fiasco, that ended up costing a District Attorney his license to practice law, not to mention his job.

People when we all want something and I sure do, then let’s take the time to prepare for what it is we may find out. Example: As in the paragraph above I mentioned – unlike those St. Louis Rams individuals who took a NFL field in protest over the untimely and significantly unfortunate death of Michael Brown.

Currently I am asking Roger Goodell the Superintendent in charge of the NFL how and why is it that these individuals can be such a bad influence on the community at large; moreover, with millions of fans watching them they script a hogwash message and nothing was said. I am certain that the Black Lives Matter organization has something to say about this fiasco of an incident.

Now if you don’t mind why such a hard unrelenting penalty against a man who can prove, as he has done so many times over that he did not do anything to the footballs during the AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts?

As for my integrity (take a queue Roger Goodell) how can a man be convicted, fined, and be faced with millions in legal fees – now that only happens inside of Washington DC, right Hillary Clinton?

I need to say this — it certainly seems as though everyone has got a mouth; rather, they use their mouths to further show what huge asses they and their big mouths are.
Please everyone who reads this post, please fire a letter, email, or fax to Roger Goodell the guy only made like $43 million last year and for what?

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Responsible People wait on Evidence

Responsible People wait on Evidence

lighted crossOkay, okay now — Let’s not all get bent and twisted with regards to these two apparent shots fired by the St. Paul, MN police officers and the Baton Rouge, LA police officers until we know the legitimate facts that will be found out.

What I am trying to espouse here is that there may be far more that has happened and I am just suggesting that we try to be accountable citizens regarding the facts as they emerge.

Please let us all be responsible people — unlike those St. Louis Rams individuals who took a NFL field in protest with their hands fully raised up, or anything like Messrs. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and others during the Trayvon Martin investigation or taking it back a bit further, those same men at the Duke University La Cross team fiasco, that ended up costing a District Attorney his license to practice law, not to mention his job.

Recognizing the extreme fortune of a well pronounced investigation, let’s not jump to conclusions as did the Rams players, Beyonce, the USAG Loretta Lynch, as well as former USAG Eric Holder did before her in re: Michael Brown’s case. And now just as he proclaimed that Trayvon Martin is what his son would look like, President Barack Hussein Obama has gotten involved from the White House via Poland!

I am a civil rights movement participant just as Diana was, whereby “she was part of the Kingcivil rights movement that protested against discrimination” according to a BBC reporter, in St. Paul MN.

In St. Paul, Philando Castile’s death appears to be equally as difficult to jump to a simple conclusion.

The same with Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old father of five, was killed on Tuesday at a Baton Rouge LA convenience store.

First let’s have a look at confiscated evidence in the two cases. Philando Castile was involved in a traffic stop for a broken tail light. It was only after:

Philando Castile informed the officers on scene that he had a Concealed Carry permit and was in possession of a gun that the officers stated to him to stop looking for his license and registration when apparently Castile produced a gun and was hot in the arm.

In the matter of Alton Sterling, everyone should be advised that the police officers were responding to a Dispatcher’s directive stating, A man had been harassing a child with a gun prior to the complainant calling the police. As the police responded they told Mr. Sterling not to go into his pants (pockets) and while he Sterling was fiddling around in his trousers,

Police wrestled Sterling to the ground. However it has been reported that a witness said, “he saw officers take a gun from Mr. Sterling’s pocket after the shooting,” but police have not commented on this.

Unlike others albeit celebrities, other make-shift law enforcement officers, civil rights clans-people or professional athletes or lying politicians let’s be the responsible one’s. Let’s wait until the investigations are thoroughly complete before we make a sound.

Arden V

Just to Make Sure the President follows the Law

Just to Make Sure the President follows the Law

Lawmakers from both parties exchanged salvos Sunday over who should fill the Supreme Court seat vacated Saturday by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

After news of Scalia’s death, Senate Republicans quickly dug in, promising to block President Obama’s nominee to replace him.

Led by Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., they pledged to keep the high court seat open for the next president to fill in 2017.

But Democrats argue that, with more than 10 months left in office, it’s Obama’s constitutional prerogative to fill the seat even if it is an election year.

Not so fast to the liberal faction, we argue. According to the U.S. Constitution the President’s privilege to nominate a candidate for the position of Supreme Court justice is what is at stake. And according to Article II Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution for the ratification of the individual nominated it would take two-thirds of the Senate conferring for the nomination to be approved.

Interestingly I happened on polling data being collected by an agency representing the entire United States by cable television. Accordingly, the results of the poll that asked “Should President Obama wait until a new administration takes office in 2017” 93 percent of the people polled said “Yes” while those who opposed was 7 percent.

It is important to point out that this was a popular poll – one in which could not claim to be a scientific poll. However, this shows that 93 percent of the people favored President Obama waiting until a new administration was seated. This of course means that Obama would not be making a nomination insofar as his term in office would be over.

Many experts allege that this action would solidify a positive legacy for the president.

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A federal judge in Texas

A federal judge in Texas has threatened to hold Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and other top immigration Gavel resizedenforcement officials in contempt of court for not fixing problems that led to work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama’s executive immigration action after the judge had put the plan on hold.

The Justice Department had said about 2,000 individuals had been sent three-year work authorizations after U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas, temporarily blocked the immigration action on Feb. 16.

In a court order Tuesday, Hanen said government officials have yet to fix the problem. The judge also requested Johnson and four other officials attend an Aug. 19 hearing to explain why the issue hasn’t been fixed and to “be prepared to show why he or she should not be held in contempt of court.”

“This court has expressed its willingness to believe that these actions were accidental and not done purposefully to violate this court’s order. Nevertheless, it is shocked and surprised at the cavalier attitude the government has taken with regard to its ‘efforts’ to rectify this situation,” Hanen wrote.

The other officials are: R. Gil Kerlikowske, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Ronald Vitiello, deputy chief of the U.S. Border Patrol; Sarah Saldaña, director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and Leon Rodriguez, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

dhs sealHomeland Security spokeswoman Marsha Catron said in an email her agency and the Justice Department are reviewing Hanen’s order. Justice Department spokesman Patrick Rodenbush declined to comment.

In court documents filed in May, Rodríguez had said his agency had implemented “immediate corrective measures,” including revoking the permits and modifying computer systems to prevent issuing such permits in the future.

Hanen said in his order that if the federal government fixes the problem by July 31, he will cancel the Aug. 19 hearing.

Obama proposed in November expanding a program that protects young immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. illegally as children and adding another that extends deportation protections to parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have been in the country for some years.

He said lack of action by Congress forced him to make sweeping changes to immigration rules on his own, but Republicans said Obama overstepped his authority. (Typical!)

The judge had issued the injunction at the request of a coalition of 26 states, led by Texas, which have filed a lawsuit to stop Obama’s action, saying it is unconstitutional. An appeal of Hanen’s ruling is set to be argued Friday before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

Hanen has previously criticized the federal government’s actions in the lawsuit, saying the government had been “misleading” after officials revealed that more than 108,000 people had already received three-year reprieves from deportation as well as work permits when the judge had believed that no action would be taken before he issued a ruling on the injunction.

Justice Department attorneys apologized for any confusion regarding the 108,000 reprieves but insisted they were granted under a 2012 program that wasn’t affected by the injunction.

So which is it — on the one part we have a decent judge doing his job for the people; yet, on the other hand we have the Justice Department changing, altering, and furthermore making up rules and laws to deflect this judge’s intentions. This kind of activity by the Justice Department has been going on for years — accordingly it was once upheld because of the famous “Hoover ruling.” However, the bad news now is that there is evidence that every department in the US Federal government is sliding in one way or another.

Allow me please, why do you think the nation has been hit with so many “cyber-attacks” in recent weeks and months? When the group of cyber-attackers gets a whiff that a nation’s National Security Agency is checking and datamining sensitive material; moreover, when the group of cyber-attackers gets certified means that the former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, did not tell the truth regarding her independent servers were nestled in her home somehow doing “charitable work” when in reality she is breaking United States law, breaching everything from National security, opening up highways of encrypted data sources, top secret information, to any predator or largest bidder involved. What do you think is going on?

And now primarily because of these actions, the largest data-mining companies such as Google, Twitter, Facebook, and all the rest are setting their feet down with the Washington elite — or Washington’s white collar criminals.

Along with Texas, the states seeking to block Obama’s action are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin

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Obama Administration admitted to The New York Times they resisted producing a metric

Who could believe what this man says?

Who could believe what this man says?

In a stunning admission, officials in the Obama Administration admitted to The New York Times they resisted producing a metric to determine whether the border is secure because President Obama did not want any hurdles placed between illegal aliens and a pathway to citizenship (The New York Times, Mar. 21, 2013).

The admission was made to the New York Times Thursday, a day after Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials shocked Members of Congress by announcing that despite promises to develop one, they still have no official way to measure whether the border is secure. (Hearing video clip; Mar. 20, 2013)

In 2011, the Obama Administration abandoned the metric of “operational control” and it planned to develop a new “holistic” measure, called the Border Condition Index (BCI) to measure border security. Indeed, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano herself told Congress in October 2011 that this index would be able to provide “the big picture” for measuring progress at the border and that it would be ready the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2012. (Napolitano Testimony, Oct. 25, 2011; See FAIR Legislative Update, Mar. 4, 2013, for more background information.)

Upon learning the Obama Administration delayed developing a border security metric to protect a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens, the FAIR sharply criticized both the Administration and those in Congress who are trying to ram a mass amnesty bill through Congress.

“The American people need to understand that the current administration has no intention of honoring any enforcement commitments that might be included in an amnesty bill. Both the administration and leading lawmakers are making it clear that enforcement will either be delayed endlessly or ignored altogether,” said FAIR’s President Dan Stein.

“Moreover, how can Congress possibly consider passing mass amnesty legislation when the Department of Homeland Security admits it has no way of measuring whether the border is secure, and when Obama Administration officials say they don’t want one?” he concluded. (FAIR Press Release, Mar. 22, 2013) Hat-tip to Julie Kirchner at FAIR for inspiration.

 

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Kick It — Writing from a prompt using Idioms

soapboxAwe yes…the notion of kicking it. Just thinking aloud here for a moment, have you ever wondered how many topics have derived there meaning with the manipulation of these two words. Let’s have a go…shall we.

As far back as I am able to remember – Kick It – meant or had some connotation regarding death. Sure it was cliché to use it in such a way; however, as most of us have found out, death is not an easy discussion topic. Therefore, whenever the topic came up then the first words out were somewhere along the line of kicking it or kicking the bucket.

As long as we are on this particular topic – what we are doing is using English idioms – as our prompt for writing. As we all remember idioms are an expression whose meaning is different from thechiphi3ft meaning of the individual words. Interestingly idioms are native language specific where as idioms in English are for those that speak and understand English. The same procedure is for all known languages and that is that idioms are language specific.

However, this definition is just a bit like hitting the nail on its head. Recently I was asked what languages I speak. My first response was American-English, British-English, and Australian-English. Although there are vast similarities that tend to identify them as one language, have you ever stated something along the lines of, I was so pissed off to an Aussie or Brit. In American English slang getting pissed off means to get angry; however, to the Aussie or Brit is means being drunk. Although there is a degree of specificity within the language there will always be some exclusion.

Right then…as I started to get older I realized that although one may identify kicking it as an idiom, try and visit your local soccer club’s match on the weekend. Kicking it to someone engaged in soccer means precisely that…kick the ball.

Soon enough I reached an age where the simple phrase kick it meant to go out and rage! It’s even better used when one loudly states, “we’re kicking it tonight.”

Which as I am sure we have all found out during a time or two in our lives, sometimes we need to just kick back and do whatever it is that we consider relaxing, peaceful, and brings us satisfaction.

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