Sunday, January 27, 2008

Barack the Vote!


Barack the Vote! The voters of South Carolina did just that. Sen. Barack Obama claimed a significant victory over Sen. Hillary Clinton and former Sen. John Edwards in South Carolina's Democratic Primary on Saturday.

Obama's 55% earned more than twice the votes of Clinton's 27% and Edwards 18%, making this the largest margin of victory to date.

South Carolina was crucial for Barack because this was the first Democratic primary in the south and the first with a largely African-American electorate.

The win gives Obama momentum going into "Super Tuesday" on February 5th, when voters in 24 states, including California, will go to the polls. In addition to the win in South Carolina, Barack received a major endorsement from the daughter of President John F. Kennedy. Caroline Kennedy in her endorsement of Obama said she believes he can be "A President Like My Father." Ted Kennedy is also expected to announce his endorsement of Obama.

Click here
to read the complete endorsement by Caroline Kennedy.

Hillary, Bill, or Billary?





Whose running for President? Maybe a
Co-President? I can't see Bill decorating the White House.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute


The name Martin Luther King, Jr. conjures up so many thoughts and emotions. As I write this post, I have tears in my eyes when I think about everything he has done for us. Martin Luther King, Jr. sacrificed his home life and gave his life so that we can have equality, justice, and an opportunity for a better life. He raised public consciousness about the civil rights movement and showed the world that America was not living up to its own creed, "All Men are Created Equal." How can America preach democracy to the world and deprive its citizens their rights.

Martin Luther King established himself as the greatest orator in United States history. King's "I Have A Dream" speech still send chills down my spine. I learned about King at a early age. The more I learned about King's life and heard his speeches the more I became inspired to always to do my best, I gained a sense of pride. This is missing in the younger generation. We have failed to educate Black youth on the sacrifices our ancestors made for us to be able to achieve our dreams, it's never too late. We need to always teach the younger generation about King's legacy, regardless of race.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will always have a special place in my heart. I will make sure that my children will know about King and his contributions to the world, how he paved the way for us. God willing, I will be in Washington, D.C. on the day Martin Luther King, Jr.'s National Memorial is unveiled.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Super Bowl 2008

Finally, we know which teams will be playing in the SuperBowl. On February 3rd, the New England Patriots will play the New York Giants for the right to be called Super Bowl Champions. The New England Patriots beat the San Diego Charges 21-12, making this the Patriots fourth trip in seven years to the Super Bowl. The Patriots are a perfect 18-0 this season.

The New York Giants upset the Green Bay Packers 23-20 in OT. After a Corey Webster's interception, Lawrence Tynes who missed two previous field goals, one that would have won the game at the end of regulation, kicked the winning field goal in overtime. Tynes' third time was a charm.

The Super Bowl is a rematch between the Patriots and Giants who played each other on December 29th. The Giants led the Patriots by 12 points in the third quarter before losing 38-35. We'll see if the Patriots can go undefeated to a perfect 19-0 record. I hope the Super Bowl lives up to the hype, I'll be watching.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Bob Johnson Criticizes Obama

Bob Johnson, founder of BET, criticized Obama's campaign for being dishonest and distorting Clinton's remark about Marting Luther King Jr. Hillary Clinton was quoted just before the New Hampshire primary saying “Dr. King’s dream began to be realized when President Lyndon Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It took a president to get it done.” The remark by Clinton angered some black leaders.

While introducing Hillary Clinton at Columbia College, Johnson said, "To me, as an African American, I am frankly insulted the Obama campaign would imply that we are so stupid that we would think Hillary and Bill Clinton, who have been deeply and emotionally involved in black issues — when Barack Obama was doing something in the neighborhood; I won't say what he was doing, but he said it in his book — when they have been involved."

Johnson seems to be referring to Obama's admission of drug use in his book, "Dreams from My Father." Johnson later said his comments referred to Obama's work as a community organizer in Chicago "and nothing else. Any other suggestion is simply irresponsible and incorrect," he said in a statement released by Clinton's campaign. (Read the entire article byPhilip Elliott, APNews)

Obviously, Johnson thinks that we are so stupid to believe he was talking about Obama's work as a community organizer. I find this insulting from a man who started a black cable network that only showed negative and derogatory images about blacks and women. This is the same man who cancelled the positive shows on BET. I guess this shouldn't surprise me.

For the record, Obama never commented on the remarks Clinton made. Bob Johnson needs to tell Hillary to be careful what you say.

Tell me what you think.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

New Hampshire Primary


As mentioned in a previous post, this is going to be an interesting political year. Hillary Clinton beat Barack Obama by 3 percentage points to win the New Hampshire primary. This caught most political analysts by surprise. The polls showed Obama leading Clinton leading up to the primary, and exit polls had him ahead. The women, especially older women, voted for Mrs. Clinton giving her the victory. This race is far from over.


Get Luck to all!


Thursday, January 3, 2008

BARACK OBAMA WINS IOWA!!!!


Ain't no stopping us now! Obama has won the Iowa caucus. The voters have selected Obama as the person they would like to represent them as the Democratic candidate in the Presidential Election. While this is the first of many primaries, the voters of Iowa sent a strong message to the rest of America, they want change. The debate has been change versus experience, and clearly people want change. Obama who runs his campaign on "change" has clearly made an impact with Iowa's Democratic voters. Change is good.

This will be a very interesting and exciting political year. Next is New Hampshire.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!! The new year is about change. As I look forward to the new year, I can only hope that whatever happens I will be mentally, spiritually, physically, and financially ready to handle life's changes. Predicting the future is impossible but preparing for life is not. There are some changes I will make this year, God willing. I plan on making the most of every day.

I hope 2008 brings you a year full of life's joy. January 1st is the start of a new year, but every morning is the start of a new day. Live for every day and not for every new year. Enjoy life!

Happy New Year!

Love,

Sandra