Thoughts on Voting
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Chair of National Congress of Black Women Speaks Out About Hillary Clinton's Assassination Comment
Statement issued by E. Faye Williams
Chair, National Congress of Black Women
First, she apologized to the Kennedy family, but I have heard no apology to the Obama family or to Black people who were initially so concerned about the possibility of assassination that some were initially reluctant to support Senator Obama. I have heard no apology to the Obama children who had to hear the possibility of their father being assassinated!
The comment was totally insensitive no matter what she meant. The context in which she said it can be read no way other than "he could be assassinated and I would be there to step in and take over". I have forgiven all of her blunders, attacks and so-called misunderstood statements, but this latest one is unforgivable. I hope you agree and that you will deal with it appropriately. I don't know about other women, but all of the Black women I've spoken with today are livid!
Keith Olbermann Expresses an Opinion:
No, we can't just keep on taking her at her word, as she gets progressively worse."
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
| Full Name: William Felton Russell |
Born: 2/12/34 in Monroe, La.
High School: McClymonds (Oakland)
College: San Francisco
Drafted: St. Louis Hawks, 1956
Transactions: Draft rights traded to Boston Celtics, 4/29/56
Height: 6-10; Weight: 220 lbs
|Honors: Elected to Naismith Basketball Basketball Hall of Fame (1975); NBA champion (1957, '59, '60, '61, '62, '63, '64, '65, '66, '68, '69); NBA MVP (1958, '61, '62, '63, '65); All-NBA First Team (1959, '63, '65); Eight-time All-NBA Second Team; NBA All-Defensive Team (1969); 12-time NBA All-Star (1958-69); All-Star MVP (1963); One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Olympic gold medalist (1956).|
|Complete Bio | Summary|
Bill Russell was the cornerstone of the Boston Celtics' dynasty of the 1960s, an uncanny shotblocker who revolutionized NBA defensive concepts. A five-time NBA Most Valuable Player and a 12-time All-Star, the angular center amassed 21,620 career rebounds, an average of 22.5 per game and led the league in rebounding four times. He had 51 boards in one game, 49 in two others and a dozen consecutive seasons of 1,000 or more rebounds.
His many individual accolades were well deserved, but they were only products of Russell's philosophy of team play. His greatest accomplishment was bringing the Celtics 11 championships in his 13 seasons. Russell is still acclaimed by many as the greatest player in the history of the NBA.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Hillary Clinton's campaign, when backed up against the wall, has invoked the "race card" in the past (see prior to New Hampshire campaign) after a stunning loss and, here she goes again:
The pattern is that Hillary hates to lose and will say anything to become the Nominee. Not time, Senator. Do the right thing and bow out gracefully.
“I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on,” she said in the interview, citing an article by The Associated Press.
It “found how Senator Obama’s support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me.”
“There’s a pattern emerging here,” she said.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
On Friday, May 2, 2008, Hillary Clinton stated:
"North Carolina will be a game changer"
CLINTON 657,943 42%
The Nominee's Acceptance Speech:
Gen. Wesley Clark Urging Clinton to Quit the Race
Update: Media in Agreement
ABC’s “Good Morning America”: “End of the Road”
NBC’s “Today”: “Is it Over?”
CBS’ “Early Show”: “Obama’s Big Night”
NBC: Russert repeated his Obama-is-the-nominee line, but hung it on “objective Democrats” rather than his own judgment. Of insiders, said “the obstacles are overwhelming, and they know it.” Russert suggested Obama would help Clinton retire her campaign debt (and pay off Mark Penn’s bills) as part of an exit deal.
Andrea Mitchell: “She is ready to give up.” Cited Ed Rendell as the kind of supporter who might ease her out.
ABC: Stephanopoulos said despite the race going on “this nomination fight is over,” Obama’s lead “can’t be overcome” in elected delegates. Says she’s depending on Oregon, seating full delegations of Michigan, Florida and a “revelation” on the scale of another Rev. Wright controversy to see any sort of comeback.
CBS: Schieffer said the race is “basically” over, question is whether this “demolition derby” continues where they are fighting each other. Suggested dream ticket as a solution. Said she’s meeting with advisers Wednesday, there will be increased pressure on her to drop out.
Clinton strategist/spokesman Howard Wolfson on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” tried to spin Indiana win as “impressive” because she was outspent, said “no question” they have to have a good month. Want to make sure Florida, Michigan are counted, he has “no sense” she’s interested in Veep slot.
Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs took a victory lap on “Joe,” called the night “decisive” and said his candidate “took a big step forward.”
Monday, May 5, 2008
Who Really Has the Momentum?
-----------UPDATED Standings (5/5)-----------------
Tennessee Rep. John Tanner (4/23)
New Hampshire Democractic co-Chair Kathy Sullivan (4/26)
North Carolina Governor (4/28)
Missouri Rep. Ike Skelton.(4/29)
President of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, Bill George (4/30)
Puerto Rico, Luisette Cabanas (4/30)
*LOST* - (fmr DNC Chair Joe Andrew (5/1))
President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, John Olsen (5/1)
NY Attorney General Cuomo (5/1)
NY Comptroller DiNapoli (5/1)
NY former Manhattan Borough President C. (5/1)
NY Virginia Fields and Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo (5/1)
Texas DNC member, Jaime A. Gonzalez Jr. (5/2)
Maryland Former Lt. Gov, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (5/3)
New Obama endorsements:
Assc. Chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party, Audra Ostergard (4/23)
Oregon Rep. David Wu (4/24)
Chairwoman of the Yuma Democratic Party, Charlene Fernandez (4/26)
NM Senator Jeff Bingaman (4/28)
Paul Kirk Jr. of Massachusetts (4/28)
Ben Chandler from Kentucky (4/29)
Richard Machacek from Iowa (4/29)
Iowa Rep. Bruce Braley (4/30)
Indiana Rep. Baron Hill (4/30)
Calif. Rep. Lois Caps (4/30)
fmr DNC Chair Joe Andrew (5/1)
Chicago, IL Mayor Daley (5/1)
IL House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (5/1)
Cook County, IL Board President Todd Stroger (5/1)
TX AFL-CIO official, John Patrick (5/1)
South Carolina Former Education Superintendent, Inez Tenenbaum (5/3)
New Mexico Democratic Party Chairman, Brian Colon (5/3)
Maryland Former Gov., Parris Glendening (5/3)
Guam Party vice chair Jaime Paulino (5/4)
OK DNC Kalyn Free (5/5)
MD DNC Chairman Michael Cryor (5/5)
MD DNC Vice chairman Lauren Dugas Glover (5/5)
Super Delegates: Clinton - 269: Obama - 254
Total Delegates: Clinton - 1606; Obama - 1745
Delegates Needed for Victory: Clinton - 419; Obama - 280
Remaining Pledged Delegates: 404
Remaining Super Delegates: 272
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
While campaigning, she is trying to portray herself as more of a friend of working Americans, and to do so she has had to misrepresent and mislead FREQUENTLY. Trying to get an advantage on Obama in Indiana, she blamed George Bush for not stopping the Magnequench sale to Chinese interests. It seems she omitted some very important facts in misleading Indiana voters:
Magnequench Deal Was Approved by Bill Clinton
Even after the U.S. International Trade Commission cited and fined the Chinese consortium with "bad faith" and "harm to to domestic industry," the sale was approved. Ugimag, the Valparaiso factory, was purchased in October 2000, before Bush was sworn into office.
In fact, Evan Bayh criticized President Clinton for his approval of the sale and issued a press release along with Congressman Peter Visclovsky asking President Bush to stop the sale in the interest of national security. Here is that Press Release.
A copy of Evan Bayh's Press Release criticizing President Clinton for his approval of the sale in contradiction to our national security will be available tomorrow, 5/4/08, and will be on this website ASAP.