Health Care Reform Cleaning Up The Mess

Posted on March 22, 2010. Filed under: funny, humor, politics, random | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I realize this is a hot topic and every has an opinion on both Barack Obama and  Health Care Reform. This illustration is both funny and poignant.

Thanks to Politico for the image.

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Where Your Recovery Dollars Are Going

Posted on February 17, 2009. Filed under: bail out | Tags: , , , |

We all know Obama makes use of technology and this is one more example of that. Recently he ,well maybe not him personally but his administration launched http://www.recovery.gov/ It is intended to let us know where your money is going.  I actually like the site. It is very well done and has a number of pretty graphs and an Obama Video.

The site points out this is their attempt at , “Accountability and Transparency
This is your money. You have a right to know where it’s going and how it’s being spent. Learn what steps we’re taking to ensure you can track our progress every step of the way.” Learn More

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Governor Blagojevich The Martyr?

Posted on January 26, 2009. Filed under: funny, humor, politics, psychology | Tags: , , , , , |

Thanks to The Washington Post for the image

Thanks to The Washington Post for the image

According to the LA TIMES , In the NBC interview, portions of which aired Sunday and others to be aired today, Blagojevich said that when he was arrested on federal corruption charges last month, “I thought about Mandela, Dr. King, Gandhi, and trying to put some perspective in all of this.”

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Incredibly Detailed Gigapixel Shot of the Obama Inauguration

Posted on January 24, 2009. Filed under: barack obama, cool, democrat, obama, photo, photography, politics, presidental election | Tags: , , , |

This is a great and detailed shot of the Inauguration during Obama’s speech, composed of 220 images (1,474 megapixels).

It offers a full tilt, zoom in and zoom out views.  It is as if you were there. You can see a bunch of individuals behind Obama sleeping, including  Clarence Thomas. Obama should have broken out the props or at least a little PowerPoint action may have pumped it up.

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Link: http://gigapan.org/viewGigapanFullscreen.php?auth=033ef14483ee899496648c2b4b06233c

Thanks to Buzz Feed for the Link

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Later W

Posted on January 20, 2009. Filed under: funny, happiness, humor, Joy, Peace, photo, photography, politics, presidental election, quotes, republican | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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thanks to generik11 for the picture

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The Obama Dream For White America

Posted on January 18, 2009. Filed under: barack obama, creative writing, humor, obama, politics, presidental election, racism, random, self improvement, self-awareness, social issues, writing | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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I guess you could say I’m white. No actually I’m not white I’m translucent. Or so it seems but I’ll get to that later. As such it would be obvious that I would know nothing of what this election means to minorities in America and the oppressed around the world.

I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s with a loving mother, tolerant grandmother and a well intentioned but racist grandfather. If the TV was on good times or Sanford and Son he would scream turn off those N—– shows.

It would be years before I knew my grandmother was Romanian but more than that American Indian and Gypsy. She and her brothers fought a tremendous amount of prejudices and adversities their entire lives. They went so far as to not only deny their heritage but to say they were Italian. We were all told to lie. For our own protection of course.

My great uncles were so black they were blue so it was to me, a small unknowing child, a silly lie. I liken this to when my 4 year old saw a pre-op transvestite at the grocery. He walked right up to him I mean her and announced “that is a man!”

You see they passed. Some easier than others but passed none the less.
Is that not what we all do? Put our best foot forward? Pick out most desirable traits and emphasize those while nearly wholly ignoring others.

We are all made to feel put upon at some point in our lives. Yes some overcome odds greater than others, but every person has been left out, picked on, made fun of, or just treated like crap at some moment. We are still the a part of the great melting pot. Oh wasn’t that a Saturday morning clip just like “I’m just a bill on Capitol hill”? Maybe we did stop talking about the big melting pot but we started doing it.

Obama’s win is for every person who has ever dreamed big or even those who never thought they were entitled to have such lofty dreams. He is the great hope for the nation. Yes we can!

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What Is Obama Gonna Do For You?

Posted on November 28, 2008. Filed under: barack obama, democrat, economic, funny, humor, Joy, obama, politics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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1. Get me a puppy.

2. Get me a job…. a good paying job.

3. Universal Health Care.

4. Get us out of Iraq..ASAP like by February 20, 2009.

5. Peace On Earth.

6. Better Schools and Teachers.

7. Improved Infrastructure.

8. Economic Stability.

In this time for giving thanks I keep hearing people being thankful for the election.  I must say I too am thankful for that.  Is it possible that people could be a bit too hopeful? Let me explain. I am hearing people say that they are hopeful that Obama will bring peace on earth. Look I have been praying for peace on earth since I was a little girl but he was elected President not the Messiah.  I think we are expecting too much to put it bluntly. He is but one man and in order for us not to have a big let down we might condiser a few realistic expecitations.

What do you expect Obama to do for you?

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Class the New ism in America

Posted on October 27, 2008. Filed under: barack obama, classism, education, obama, politics, presidental election, racism, random, social issues | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Classism in America has become the new acceptable form of discrimination.  I mean everyone knows racism is wrong and dare not be mentioned in polite conversation but classism now that’s another story entirely. If Obama could become President could we possibly still be a racist or even a classist nation?

Let me put this in context for you, St. Tammany Parish is an affluent community just outside of New Orleans and there is a new high school being built.  This high school will help deal with the growth in the community.  In order to populate this school naturally there will be some redistricting of the area.  With redistricting much of the poorer individuals live in the new school district simply based on location to the new school.  It is not a coincidence that the lower socioeconomic region is also mostly comprised of minorities. I say mostly because the others are in the very affluent non-minority surrounding subdivisions.  It is of course the non-minorities that are up in arms.  Their obscene argument against them being included in the new district is the percentage of students on the free or reduced lunch program will be much higher than those in the old school district.

Let’s just say for argument sake they are keenly aware that test score and economic well being has been linked in several studies.  Let’s also say race is a non-issue.  The overall lower test scores are for that lower income bracket and not for every student at that school. That is to me a no brainer.  Of course if you are worried about how your parents will pay the rent or buy food you won’t test as well. How on earth can a rational school system decide district lines based on class. Well if you live in south Louisiana they can and will. The Times Picayune has run several articles about it.

Until we realize we are not fighting for scarce resources and it is our obligation and duty as the haves to help the have nots we will remain uncivilized.  Why aren’t we talking about solutions for the social problems that are so ingrained?  If we continue to segregate from “The Others” we will never evolve as a community or as a nation.  I have no doubt you will see “White Flight” along subdivision lines.

This is a perfect example of JLM Syndrome, that is Just Like Me Syndrome. In today’s volatile economic conditions that free lunch card could be for your child and well I guess we would just have to ask you, politely, to change schools.  I mean we can’t mess up the ratios.  You wouldn’t want that now would you?

As Martian Luther King, Jr. once said, “An injustice to anyone, is an injustice to everyone”.

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