31 December 2008

30 December 2008

5:32 PM - No comments

Faith in Bush

The word on the street is that we (the American public) lost faith in our commander in chief after the Katrina debacle. Some of Bush's former aide's are going on the record and talking about the turning point for Bush Jr's presidency descent into mediocrity and most of them are citing the mismanagment of Katrina by the federal government.

I don't know
so what was it for you
Katrina?
or the war in Iraq?
or did you hold out and still have faith until the economy went south this summer?

I think i'll do a poll on this one


out

4:52 PM - No comments

Dear Caroline

Dear Caroline,

How are the kids? Jack must be a freshman in high school, I can't believe that it has been that long since his birth. Mercy, how time flies. As I sit here, scenes from the last 25 years flash in my mind. Our days at Columbia, agruing constitutional law, skipping family law seminars and talking the L to the MET to see the latest art and trying to skip as many classes as we possible, seems like it was yesterday.

Remember the day we first met Edwin at the Sotheby's Gallery off of 5th. Wow it really does all seem like it was yesterday and now you are married with three beautiful children, how is Rose doing at Harvard by the way? When I first saw the pictures of her online I was appalled but we did similiar things in our times there just weren't any digicams in cell phones.

This letter is not just a trip down memory lane but as any good friend I have to ask what is going on. What are you thinking Mrs. Schlossberg? I'm speechless, the events of the last few weeks have stunned me to the point of silence. What are you thinking Cat? Seriously I have always admired you and John ability to shun the political ego trip other family members have embarked on but this latest turn of events prompts me to question your sanity.

I know you and you know me and we both know where you heart lies so this public flogging that you have signed up for makes me wonder if you still have some of the weed we used to smoke in our cupboard.

Call me so we can figure this debacle out

Nostalgically yours
Kafo

1:48 PM - No comments

20 more days

I am going to miss Georgie,
no more quiet walks on the beach,
bewildered looks,
grammatical errors,
deciderlike smiles
and cluelessness

I think that i what I will miss the most his cluelessnessmess about the state of affairs.

So yeah the next 20 days I will remind you some of our fave. statements from our fave. president.

starting now

January 2000 in the White House
"There's no such thing as legacies. At least, there is a legacy, but I'll never see it."
President Bush

16 December 2008

2:18 AM - No comments

Dear George

I know and so do you know that the next 30 plus days will be marred with various snide comments and celebration by many but I need you to do me a favor. I really need you to stay out of trouble. No more suprise visits, no more speeches, no more pardons.

Nothing
Just lame duck it


Kafo
a concerned historian

2:17 AM - No comments

Dear SNL

There is a limit and then there is a limit
Please use common sense to figure out which limit is the limit to limit your actions so that you will not have to deal with others talking about your limitations.


A concerned viewer

Kafo

2:17 AM - No comments
Wow dear nation
it's been a while
i'm back tho

24 November 2008

12:09 PM - 1 comment

Dear Henry

I know that you know that we know that you are in bed with Wallstreet. There is no way you can hide that fact, I really need to be working on more important things but I felt that getting this out to you was crucial to the financial security of our wonderful country.

Question
Why is Citibank more important than the auto industry?

I don't understand were we found this new 20 billion to bail out ONE bank when 3 auto companines and the whole of Detroit needs 25 billion. Now I know that you know that we know that you are in bed with Wall street but can't you be a little bit more discreet with your acts of cronyism.


Just a thought

later
Kafo

21 November 2008

4:27 PM - 1 comment

Dear President Bush

Dear President Bush,
We have less than 60 days together

sniffle
snffle
i am going to miss us

i am going to miss looking up to you

you are the best president that the State of Texas even had representing us. You are brought honor and pride to your family. You are restored true values to our government. You have upheld the laws that matter to American and you have brought us closer

thank you

Kafo

12:23 PM - No comments

Dear Sarah P

I don't like you and you don't like mii but I have to give you this piece of advice AGAIN.

Disappear
Now, not tomorrow or the day after but now
stop trading in on your two seconds of fame
Come back in 2.5 years, trust we can't forget u even if we tried
now you are overdoing

in 3 years people will pay for your story
that whole 7 million dollar book deal with be chump change in 2011

Kafo

so yeah disappear and take care of your children ALL of them
plan a wedding for your daughter
pray for your son
get the other two girls safely thru high school without any more teenage pregnancies
and take care of the lil one and please HOLD HIM PROPERLY from now on

but yeah
disappear for a while
we will try and miss you

Kafo.

11:22 AM - No comments

Dear Hillary

I am wondering what kind of SoS you will be.

Hmmm SoS also stands for Save our Souls

Hillary should I get my hopes up.

what about the whole precondition thingy?

Kafo

20 November 2008

11:21 PM - No comments

Dear Bastard

Let mii explain a couple of things to you and yes I am talking to you.
No, this has nothing to do with your mother's sexual liasions 9 month before you born,
this has everything to do with your character.

Okay actually I don't think I will list it out,
one thing

Doing nothing is actually something


Kafo.

11:13 PM - No comments

Cabinet to date

barack,
we really need republican
and no Robert Gates doesn't count
i always had a soft spot for Gates so he doesn't count

we need an entrenched politician
Hillary is Okay
Napolitano is aiight
Daschle no suprise there

i need to be suprised

you have yet to suprised mii
i know you couldn't put McCain as SoS like in West Wing Season 7 because you guyz don't agree
but give mii a republican that you agree with on something

where is Chuck Hagel in this mess
I know we still have to fill Treasury, Agriculture and a host of other positions but you are NOT allowed to put a Wall Street Bastard in Treasury
if you do i will have to call you out again and again

so yeah
i am yet to be suprised
i could have predicted the nod to Hillary, Daschle, Holder
and i know all the top three posts are gone
but Interior, Energy, Education, Commerce and UN secretary are still up for grabs so suprise mi

personally i think we should boot Gates and put Hagel but that is just mii

out

kafo

question do i have to call your Mr. President now???

12 November 2008

06 November 2008

6:19 PM - No comments

Dear Obama

Barack,
Now that you have done exactly everything that Aaron Sorkin outlined in season 6 and 7 of west wing. I have to ask you for one more favor.

Don't stop
Yes you don't have Toby, Josh, CJ or Sam or Leo to help you during this transition period but stay true to the script, just like Santos incorporated Republicans into his cabinet, you need to do the same. Do not put your children in private school but look for a public school to show the nation you believe we can improve our education system. Do not meddle, i repeat do not meddle in Capitol Hill drama, let Pelosi, Clinton, McCain and Reid handle themselves, DO NOT GET involved

one last thing
find an issue that you and mccain agree on and ask him to spearhead it, in season 7 Santos hired Arnold Vinnick as his secretary of state because on foreign policy they agreed and Vinnick was a respected global figure, i know that you can not do that because you are McCain disagree on foreign policy, so find a domestic issue like Immigration and let him know that he can count on the full backing of the white house, congressional democrats and at least 50 senate votes to pass the bill

Do that
live that
and then maybe we can talk about offering you a job in our next tv show


Kafo

6:16 PM - No comments

Dear Sarah

Disappear
if you want to have a future in this beautiful party, go home to Alaska. Go to your sub zero temperatures for the next 2 years. Do you job, try and not get fired, find a brain, take some communication classes, and a boatload of history courses. In addition to the those in speech and history also take some cooking classes esp. one that teaches leader on baking humble pie and crow.

Disappear for the next two years and pray that when you reemerge we will have forgiven you and forgotten your stupidity, arrogance and inadequacies.


Kafo

05 November 2008

04 November 2008

11:37 PM - No comments

Over

I am disappointed
I was soo ready for an all nighter
I was soo ready to go and count votes in Ohio and Florida
but here we are
it is over



three weeks ago D. L Hugley
i will not say more



tonight around 9 my boy Rove gave Obama Ohio



so yeah for the last 3 hours my whole prediction campaign election night was just a waste
i am sooo disappointed



good night
now i have to go to bed
there is nothing to do


this is the end of the dilemnation process


ahhhhh




goodnight

6:42 PM - No comments

Dear America

Turn off your TV and come back in 2 hours.
Go to the store cuz no one else will be there.
take your kids to the park cuz the swings will be vacant
Seriously anything before 8 pm EST is a waste of your time

Polls close at 7 EST for some states and maybe if you really wanted to you could turn on the TV at 6:59 but anything before that is just speculation.

Ohio and North Carolina close at 7:30 pm
Penny and Florida close at 8 EST
New Mexico, Arizona Colorado don't close till 9:00 EST

so get comfortable

kafo
now i am going to go to the gym and try and do like i have told you to

4:48 PM - No comments

Dear Sarah P

Dear Sarah,

i think i am going to be calling you Miss P from now on, and you can take it to mean whatever you want the P to mean. I refrain from telling you what I think the P should stand for.
Advice.

SHUT UP
stop talking
stop telling us of what comes next
if by some magic you become VP no one would ever elect you as president
if by some magic you lose and do not become VP no one besides the a few select RRR want you to run in 2012
u are a creation of McCain
please never forget that
you were a nobody before he put u on a national stage
and fortunately for us you have failed woefully


so yeah
stop telling us your plans
we don't care
just get on a plane and go and wait IN SILENCE in Arizona

kafo
a disgusted republican

4:16 PM - No comments

Dear Political Pundits

Dear PPs

I know and you know that this thing has been over for a the last 3 weeks.
The American public has this illusion that their vote counts and that the Independent Undecided Voter exists. This is a creations of ours, we have been playing this game ever since FDR died. This is what we do, this is how we get paid.

So what is my advice to you on this day that will go down in history.

1.
Breathe in
Breathe out


2.
Talk.
This is our moment to shine.
After today we will have a mediocre audience that barely pays attention to our views, but today they will listen so don't stop talking.

3.
Look Good.
I have always said what you have to say is more important that how you look but as we all know this is going to be replayed again and again and again so please look good.

4.
Make assumptions and predictions.
This will keep the average voter on the edge of their seat. They will be too scared to stand up to take a bathroom break and therefore they will watch every single commercial we have to air.

5.
Be partisan
America needs to be divided today
Let us know who you voted for and why and please make the other party look stupid, tomorrow we can fake the unity thing but let us draw blood today.


Kafo
one of u forever

2:56 PM - No comments

Dear John McCain

Jonny,

Stop.
I know you have a hard time listening to instruction but this is the one time when being a maverick is counter productive.

I love you, we go all the way back to Naval Academy, so please stop this. Stop.
I will give you a piece of advice I need you to consider and hopefully follow.

1.
Breathe in
Breathe out
now do that again

2.
Stop campaigning
you and I both know there is no such thing as an undecided voter
we need that illusion to draw this out and capitalize on this event

3.
Keep your crew away from your daughter
Your adopted daughter needs to be able to rejoice if you lose, she needs to be shielded from the derogatory comments your crew is going to make when black people hit the poles in record numbers. She needs to celebrate with you and quietly mourn if you should win. She needs this, because regardless of what people want to believe, this election is about race.

4.
When you fulfill #2.
Watch When Harry Met Sally or You've Got Mail with your wife.
Do this for yourself and for her, she has had to deal with a lot being thrust into the public eye which is against her nature, so today do something for her with no ulterior motives.

5.
Don't turn on the TV.
Keep the tube off until the polls close in Florida, so basically until around 6pm your time stay away from the news, believe mii your body will love you for it.



Kafo
still in your corner

1:10 PM - No comments

Congressional battles

I don't like the House
It is too Democratic
the whole idea of fighting for your seat every 2 years is too exhausting and counter productive
It actually keeps the congresspeople accountable to their constituents and that subverts the way this democracy is suppose to work.
We are supposed to elect people who do whatever they want and jump into bed with any lobbyist and who lie to us all the time to increase their coffers.

So yeah the House is too fair.

the attacks against John Murthan transcend bloody and sit in the SWIFTBOAD section and the list goes on
There is nothing really interesting that I am watching on this level
In Indiana the Republican candidate finds himself down a bit but I wouldn't expect a last minute surprise there.

10:42 AM - No comments

Excitement

My sister just voted and she calls mii excited
Now she can't sleep even tho she just got off a 10 hour shift at the hospital

Excitement
It's in the air
I got out of my car and I could smell it
Everywhere
not just in the United States but all across the globe the world is watching
in anticipation
in expectation

the question is
this time tomorrow will they be elated or disappointed

the question is
this time tomorrow will the world have changed



Kafo

9:46 AM - No comments

Dear Barack

Breathe in
Breathe out

now do it once again
over the course of the last couple of months you have chosen to listen to some of my advice and in other situations you have ignored it, only to reap the grim benefits for your deliquents.

I implore you to listen carefully and follow my instructions

1. Relax: there is nothing you can do anymore. It is over. Stop going over every speech and analyzing every ad. Stop it.

2. Spend some time remembering what really matters. Go to a secluded place and relax with your family for a couple of hours. Take the kids to the park or go watch Madagascar 2 with them. Exit polls are at least 8 hours away.

3. Deflat your ego: yes you have won in the historic town of Dixville Notch in New Hampshire, but the race is far from over. Early victories are good but you and I both know this comes down to Florida, Ohio, Penny, Colorado, New Mexico, Virginia and North Carolina. So don't get cocky, don't interview anybody today, and please tell Michelle to stop picking out colors.

4. Do not watch West Wing Season 7: yes your campaign has been similiar to Matt Santos but don't jinx it.

5. Do not take calls: people will start calling you. People will start making their predictions stay away from them and the TV for the next 10 hours at least



Do this
and this day will be what it will be

Kafo

9:22 AM - No comments

Governor seats to watch

There is one prez
There are 50 governators
There are 100 senators
There are 435 congresspeople


Indiana is not going to give mii a democratic governor as much as I want one. They might give Obama their electoral votes and have a demcractic senator but my beautiful home will vote republican. After MY MAN MITCH i don't know what to expect.

Missouri do not be suprised if this traditionally midwestern state goes Blue. It gave us Senator Claire after she lost in 2004 so it give us a governator also.

Utah, North Dakoto, Vermont will remain republican as if that suprises us

Washington, North Carolina, New Hampshire, West Virginia will give us Democrats



hmmm what else am i missing

so yeah pay close attention to Missouri that is the only one that might suprise us

7:24 AM - No comments

Dear Hillary

Wake up.
Breathe in
Breathe out

There you go it wasn't to hard now, was it?

I know that you are torn today.
I know that you are not sure whether to smile or cry, turn on the TV or get a cup of coffee.
Today was supposed to be your day but as fate would have it, it is not.
So do this
Go to the movies

Watch Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants and High School Musical Three
remember your childhood
remember your beginnings


call your girlfriends and just chill
do chick flicks today

and then around 11pm turn on the TV to watch a man do what a man has always done,
and as you watch and tears stream down your face, remember
remember who you are.


Kafo
your truly

5:27 AM - No comments

Remember ...

Let us not forget
I remember the brief presidential run of Tommy Thompson and Dick Something Durban
Despite my council the Mayor put all his eggs in a floridian swiftboat that never left Cuba.

Romney could not overcome the prejudice of the ignorant despite his good lucks and money
McCain had soo many combacks that I have officially dumbed him the comback kid and today he might suprise us again.
Who is Sarah Palin 4 more ago I had never heard of her now I am sick of her because she has destroyed and splintered my party. sniffle sniffle

Al Gore: followed instructions and keep his nobel prize winning gut out of the race and
Hillary made 18 million dents in the glass ceiling for my unborn grand daughter named after mii
Obama won in Iowa, I was like WHAT. Don't you remember the speech and the night

John Edwards cheated on his wife, spent money on his hair and lost again.
Dennis K is my favorite congressman from Ohio who defied expectations for a time until he had to succumb to campaign financing issues.

No no no
we cannot forget Mike Gravel ooooooooooooooo, my fave retired senator from Alaska who schooled the other Dems every time he was on the stage, of course he did have some very weird TV ads.

Biden babyyyyyyyyyyyy: it still breaks my heart that you are not at the top of the ticket but at least you have not compromised one second your integrity and virtue and for that you are a hall of famer in my book

Mick Huckabee: whew thanks for getting out when you did because if you didn't we would be lost. Of course all that was forgotten the moment she came on the stage and caused division with her lipstick.

Bill Richardson, Chris Dodd, Chuck Hagel
mercy the list goes on
I miss you guys

3:00 AM - No comments

Senatorial races to watch

There is one president
There are 50 Governors
There are 100 Senators
There are 435 Congresspeople

There are more up for grabs but these are the ones that look like they are going switch or at least present a close race today

Georgia
Virginia
Minnesota: Al Franken (yes the radio show host) is taking on incumbent Norm Coleman (R)
Colorado
New Mexico:
Mississippi
New Hampshire: this popular swing state has former governor J. Shaheen challenging incumbent John Sununu for his seat. If she wins she will be the 17 woman in the Senate.
North Carolina: incumbent Elizabeth Dole (R) is in a tight race with Kay Hagan. It really doesn't matter who wins we still get a lady in the room but if Dole loses her sit, Democrats will increase their narrow majority.
Oregon: Smith (R) needs to keep his narrow lead over Jeff Merkeley who defeated the Obama supported Steve Norvick in the primary.
Alaska: Ted Stevens (R) who was recently convicted of corruption charges and who will turn 85 this month has decided to stay in the race despite his recent conviction which could carry jail time (yeah right)



My predictions
Hmmmm
okay
Democrats take at least 4 out of the 10. The minority and first time turn out voters in some of the traditionally red states will make it hard for the Republicans to hold on to all seats. If they are lucky Alaska will kick out Teddy.

Georgia is close but I think I am more likely to put my money on Colorado and the green state of Oregon. North Carolina is a female free for all but with the religion bashing campaign ads I really don't know if the Dems. can put a dent in the Republican armor here. But then with all the hate i think the Democrats should win, i mean using a person religion, calling her a heathen.

New Mexico is another one that I will be watching closely all night, the minority vote will help the Dems. esp. the Hispanic vote on issues such as Immigration but then there is a lot of ground that still needs to be covered.


Okay i can go on and on
but final word
Oregon, Colorado, New Hampshire, New Mexico and maybe North Carolina, Alaska and Virginia
so yeah 4 for sure and maybe 6 or a stretch to 7. that puts the Dems at a 56 set majority if the 2 independents caucus they have 58.
okay that's it

1:05 AM - No comments

Yeah babbyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

After following this presidential race for almost two years we are finally here. I remember when I first started this blog and the countdown days were in the 500.

Okay
so here we go.

This isn't just about the Prez position
We have other seats at stake and I will keep you posted as the day goes by.



Don't vote.

please do not vote.
LOL

03 November 2008

6:31 PM - No comments

Tomorrow

6 more hours and some change

so tomorrow every 2 hours i will post a blog
because after that this whole 18 month process comes to a screeching halt
and i might have to cry
but yeah
so tune in tomorrow
and just in case you haven't voted already

go and vote oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
i really don't care who you vote for cuz in the long run it doesn't matter but yeah do that if you can or haven't
enjoy this video

6:28 PM - No comments

Today and Tomorrow

the world is focused on this election
but the day before and the day after this election

a child will still die every 3 seconds as a result of hunger related issues
a 12 year old girl will sell her body to feed her siblings
a young mother will watch her child die of HIV


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081103/ap_on_re_af/af_congo_fighting

so yeah
let's vote
let's celebrate
let's be happy
but let us not forgot
that Presidents can only do so much

29 October 2008

5:09 PM - 1 comment

Dear Republican Base

Dear Base,

My family. From you I have learnt how to take a stand and how to affect change in my society. For the longest time, I defined myself by you. I am puzzled by the latest turn of events and by the party that I love so much, i am hoping that you can do mii a favor. I have only one question as we go into the final stretch of this historic and sometimes mind boggling presidential campaign. Why do all of my friends have to believe the same things I do?


Kafo
this really is on my mind
please respond

28 October 2008

2:15 PM - No comments

Dear Ted

Dear Ted,

I refuse to say I TOLD YOU SO!!!!.
I am not going to say that instead let us take a trip down memory lane. The last 20 years we have spent together in the Senate have been wonderful. I remember during my first year, you took mii under your wing, I have just graduated from the House of Rep. and you called me aside and gave me valuable advice that I still hold to till this day.

I remember late night meetings in your office discussing politics. I miss the good ole days of free drinks and ladies provided by any lobbyist who needed us. I remember the day we were summoned to Bush Snr. Oval Office and begged to support the Energy deal, I remember having to lie to my constituents about how the deal would bring them jobs and you couched me thru that phase.

The Gingrich revolution of the mid 90's solidified our position and having 20 plus years experience at that time we were riding high. I think the best time we had could have been rejecting everything that Clinton wanted to get down, all the times he sent his wife to the Hill to talk about Education, mercy we had a beautiful ride. I recall your words of advice on dealing with the beautiful blond lobbyist and my dumb rich wife. I remember it all.

This letter is not for nostalgic purposes, i wish it were so but it is not.
I have just one thing to tell you, after all the support that you have given mii and all the years we have spent together on the hill, i have just one thing to say to you

QUIT!


You are no longer of use to me in any capacity. You now represent everything that I am pretending to hate and so to continue my farce I have to disassociate myself from you. When I become president I will extend a pardon to you assuming you survive the next four years in whatever prison you end up in.


John McCain
via Kafo's imaginative mind



i had to come out of my midterm exam and term paper induced political coma for this one :)

20 October 2008

3:34 PM - 1 comment

Dear Colin Powell

I love you and it absolutely nothing to do with you endorsing Obama. I know that is hard to believe in light of recent facts and the Meet the Press Interview but I remain true to who I am.

For the last 8 years I have watched the party I love be ripped to shreds by factions that think the fate of the unborn child is more important than the millions of living ones in failed school systems.

For the last 8 years I have watched the party I have supported for decades sell our soul for a couple of bucks to the highest bidder.

For the last 8 years I have watched the party I admire lie and connive and misled the nation all in order to enrich their personal coffers

For the last 8 years I have watched the nation torn apart by minute differences instead of uniting behind a common cause

For the last 8 years I have regretted the vote I cast that fateful day November 7 morning in Miami.

For the last 8 years I have seen patriotism used as a weapon by the greedy to subjucate the free voice of the people.

For the last 8 years I have seen fear used as a weapon by the weak to dilute the Constution of the United States.

For the last 8 years I have watched the foundations of not only my party but my church disintegrate because we have been more concerned by what the world does.

The damage that has been done in 8 years cannot be righted with one endorsement and that is why I repeat that I am not in love with you because you endorsed Obama, I don't subscribe to the mentality that he can fix all of our problems like some do.

I love you because listening to you reminded mii of why I joined this party.
Integrity and Truth
Compassion and Welfare
Freedom and Fiscal Conservatism

ahhh i miss the good ole days
thanks for reminding mii of our greatness

Kafo

16 October 2008

12:36 PM - 1 comment

A response to VOTE THE BIBLE

As I was saying yesterday. I got the VOTE the BIBLE forward and then sent it on to all the people that I had sent the Moveon.org ad to, in order to balance the information being sent and one of my other friends was soo livid she sent this back to mii and wanted to pass it on to my other friend. Of course I couldn't allow that so the blog gets it instead.



Your forward stops here. No one in my list will get this bull crap that you are pushing around as doctrine. No wonder people hate Christians, NO wonder so many people have left the church and don't believe. The bible says "come all you who are heavy laden and I will give you rest" The bible doesn't say if you are white, not gay, and don't have a baby daddy then come. The bible doesn't discriminate against race, color, religion, or sexual orientation. The bible does say that God loves the sinner and hates the sin. But are you God? Do you get to go around and condemn people that don't agree with you. I didn't read anywhere in my bible (and I have been a xtian all my life) where the Bible says "hey you Christians it is your job to condemn anyone who doesn't look, think or act like you do" Because of this kind of belief we had all that killing in the New Testament, and all the raids and most major wars of the earliest century. Tolerance is replaced by the sense of entitlement because you feel you are enlightened therefore now you are the judge of all man kind. Most of the crap that you sent me about Obama was his philosophy on a woman's right to choose or people being gay. Can you focus on his economic policy, or his belief that we shouldn't have gone to Iraq. How about you have a debate on that. Its funny how this educated man has bested people like you to the point that you misquote scripture to support your right wing mentality...

I don't know you, nor do I know why you are forwarding me this crap! But I will emphasize, that even Christians must learn to speak the truth. Please read through the forward, there are so many fallacies that I cannot even begin to address. What I will say to you is this:

Speak to the children in inner city Baltimore that sit 50 to a classroom in black neighborhoods and 10 to a class in white neighborhoods and explain to me how the Mcain/Bush doctrine of no child left behind has aided them?

Speak to my friend who is dying of a heart defect and can't get health care to cover her cost of medical expenses and explain to her how the Bush/McCain doctrine will help her

Speak to my friend's daughter who could have been saved but she didn't have any transplant organs that matched her Donner type and now she is on a machine, struggling to live one more day, every day. Or the little girl I taught in 2005, 13 years old with ovarian cancer, that stem cell research could have helped to keep her cancer from spreading but you know she is not part of the top 5% and doesn't deserve to live? right? and now her parents marriage is faltering under the weight of medical bills. But who cares, they are muslim so they deserve to die right? Despite the fact that they were born and bread in America.

Speak to my husband's former co-workers that now line the unemployment lines because Lehman Brothers was expected to "trickle down" money to the people on main street and explain how the bush/McCain doctrine helps them. Under the weight of for-closure, divorce seems to be the only way out. Do you actually think they want to hear you say "God loves you" "God has the answer right now?" No! My dear ignoramus they want solutions!

Speak to my cousin who just got sent back to Iraq for another term and explain to him why his buddies who died last year or others on their 4th tour are still defending a war that we never should have gotten into

While you "Bible Carrying" anarchists keep touting and quoting scriptures, the abused, underprivileged average "Joe six pack" (as your intended VP would say) suffer. Misquoting the message of Christ's need to share love. One of my fave. scriptures is "But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in..." Where is love, mercy, and treating your fellow brother sister just like you want to be treated? Did Jesus judge Mary Magdalene or pater or Matthew or any of the other people that followed him? did he sit there and condemn the nation because some people didn't believe the way he believed? No he did not...but you do...Instead he went ahead and martyred himself so all that choose to believe could have redemption. Following the Bible is a choice not a mandate.

What is your business what a gay man/woman does? Are you God? Why not love those who do not believe as you? Instead of sitting in judgement of what they choose or how they choose to spend their lives. Should that not be between them and their maker? Should God not be the one to point the finger? The Bible is very clear that our mission as Christians is to love and spread the message of God's love. Not to judge others for "judge not least you also be judged" in the same vein. How about we pick your life apart and see how clean your robe would be then? Who are you to measure which sin is greater,? Believe me, it is so simple for you to take apart other people than look at your own life. How easily we forget the same ministers you defend that rape little children, or the same minister's you defend that are embezzling funds, or members of your church that sit in the pews on Sunday/Sat. and then go home and beat their wife or molest their children... Who are you to sit in judgement? Are these not all sins? But you fixate on Rev. Wright. Are you an African American? Do you know the mental slavery and corruption that this race is experiencing on a Daily basis? Of course not! Yet you judge him for speaking his mind. And by the way when Mr. Ayers was doing his "radical" stuff, Obama was in Hawaii, 8 yrs old.

How about we judge you today based on the stunts you pulled when you were young? The past is the past! If the U. S. Govt. has let the past go, who are you? Does that same Bible not say "Forgive and Forget". The U. S. Govt. did...but you are a Christian so all rules of the Bible do not apply to you...

The bible is very clear on "judge not lest you also be judged". And have you forgotten the concept of separation of church and state? Why impose your own beliefs on that of the whole nation. By trying to protect the Bible and religion you have made it a mockery and a repulsive "occult" that stems from hate, and lack of tolerance.

Get some sense! If you want 8 more years of torture, poverty, unemployment and suffering . If you want to continue to live in your blind state because you don't want to go out and minister but prefer to judge people. If you want to continue to be "ignorant" of what is happening in the real world and how America is loosing it's footing in the world economy then a Palin/McCain ticket is your call.

Vote John McCain, you radical. I wish you and the rest of the country well.

Me...If John McCain wins...I will move to China!

Peace!

12:08 PM - No comments

Vote the Bible

I sent a link to my blog to a couple of friends to show them the lastest moveon.org ad against McCain.

This is the reply i got. I am thinking that my friend got this forward and sent it to mii and did not really sit down and create this missive in response to my link.(At least that is what I HOPE)

VOTE THE BIBLE ! !

Those of you who know me know that I value time as a precious commodity. However, with the election just about a month away I felt that this couldn’t wait, and thisneeded to be said. I think the media has silenced many Christians by demanding "tolerance," "change," or playing the race card. All of their propaganda aside, I've decided to play the Christian card. How does Obama’s voting record line up with the Bible?
One verse sums up Obama,
Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.Below are ten reasons why someone claiming to be a Christian should NOT vote for Barack Hussein Obama. I pray that you will read this, vote accordingly, and pass it on to your friends.

1. He has voted in support of infanticide--PROVERBS 6:16-17 (see http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=18647)In 2002, as an Illinois legislator, Obama voted against the Induced Infant Liability Act, which would have protected babies that survived late-term abortions.

2. He is definitely pro-abortion JEREMIAH 1:5 (http://www.nrlc.org/Election2008/obamarecord0608.pdf)He has maintained a 100% pro-choice rating with planned parenthood and NARAL, cosponsoring the Freedom of Choice Act

3. He is not in favor of traditional marriage between one man and one woman. GENESIS 2:24 (see http://www.cnsnews.com/Public/Content/article.aspx?RsrcID=31916) In an open letter to the "lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual" (LGBT) community that was posted on Obama's official campaign website on February 28, 2008, Obama wrote that he unequivocally favors completely repealing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

4. He supports same-sex marriage ROMANS 1:26-27; LEVITICUS 20:13 (see http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/1051404.html) The Illinois senator said he supports extending "fully equal rights and benefits to same-sex couples under both state and federal law."

5. He support the teaching of homosexuality in schools 1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-10; MATTHEW 18:6 (see http://www.cfr.org/publication/14313/) "And if we feed them hope, and we feed them reason and tolerance, then they will become tolerant and reasonable and hopeful. And that, I think, is one of the most important things that the next president can do"

6. He supports funding research using human life in the form of embryonic stem cells ISAIAH 49:1,5; PSALM 139-13-16 (http://obama.senate.gov/press/070411-obama_renews_su/) "I stand in full support of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act as I did when this bill was introduced and sent to the President’s desk in the 109th Congress. I am proud to be an original cosponsor of this bill."

7. He has known ties to U.S. homegrown terrorists and convicted felon Tony Rezko 1 CORINTHIANS 15:33(see http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/04/us/politics/04ayers.html?bl&ex=1223352000&en=97a61d8ecb16e341&ei=5087%0A) Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn helped found the radical Weathermen, launching a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and United States Capitol. While Obama was only 8 years old at the time, he has since served on boards with Ayers and bonded their relationship as Obama jumped into politics with Ayers help and support.

8. He views anyone who doesn't believe his way to be bitter ROMANS 1:22 (see http://inkslwc.wordpress.com/2008/04/12/barack-obama-bitter-pennsylvanians-cling-to-guns-or-religion/ )"So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

9. For twenty years he sat at the feet of a "preacher" who says blacks should not sing God Bless America, but rather God @#$* America and promotes more racial strife EXODUS 18:21 (see http://www.newsmax.com/kessler/obama_wright_pastor/2008/04/13/87617.html). If ever there was a place in which someone should get up and leave if you don't agree with the teachings, it would be in this horrible worship setting--yet Obama remained there for 20+ years.

10. He was educated for at least four years in a so-called Madrassa (or MUSLIM SEMINARY)! MATTHEW 7:15 (see http://www.insightmag.com/Media/MediaManager/Obama_2.htm) Are the American people ready for an elected president who was educated in a Madrassa as a young boy and has not been forthcoming about his Muslim heritage?Help get the word out. This man is not a wise choice or a Christian choice to lead our country. Mark 7:6
SPREAD THIS WORD!!!

15 October 2008

Blog Action Day

Do you have rights?
Does red blood flow through your veins?
Are we, as humans, all entitled to the same rights?
Should each human be treated with respect and without prejudice?
Is your life worth more than mine because of the country of your birth?

Today is Blog Action Day and this year we are talking about Poverty. Yeah, poverty, not the stock market crash or the election. Poverty.

You see every three seconds a person dies of a poverty related illness
but the blood is their viens is blue and not red so we don't care.
Their life means nothing, and so we do nothing.

I could go on and on but I know I can't convince you that life is equal that the breath in your lungs and mine is no different than that in the Sudanese child selling her body to a UNICEF worker to feed her sibling. How do I know you don't see life as equal, hmmmm let mii see about 60 years ago the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was written. Less than 30 thousand humans have signed it.

For more info watch the video below.




go to http://www.everyhumanhasrights.org/ to sign the Declaration of Human Rights

Article 1
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Article 2
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Article 4
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
Article 5
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Article 9
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
Article 12
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
Article 13
1. Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each State.
2. Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.
Article 14
1. Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
2. This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
Article 15
1. Everyone has the right to a nationality.
2. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.
Article 18
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Article 19
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
Article 21
1. Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
2. Everyone has the right to equal access to public service in his country.
3. The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

Article 23
1. Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.
2. Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.
3. Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.
4. Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

and the list goes on...

14 October 2008

5:58 PM - No comments

MoveOn ad

This is too funny.
Normally I don't do political ads cuz i think they are smear campaigns that feed our childish I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO PAY ATTENTION FOR MORE THAN 30 SECONDS MINDS but this one is funny

check it out



12 October 2008

4:55 PM - No comments

College Students

Dear College Students,

Do not do anything new in college, do not meet new people, do not have roommates from other countries, do not drink, smoke, go to rallys or expand your horizons. Please remain the same ignorant narrow minded child created by your parents. Please spend your college years doing exactly what your parents want, do not rebel, do not grow, do not learn from your expereinces. Continue to perpetuate the lives your parents want you to have. I am begging you. Please

Please
Please do this

Kafo.

10 October 2008

12:08 PM - 2 comments

Today in a flash

Life hasn't gone the way i suspected the last couple of days and so I have been preoccupied with personal issues that the Dow Jones, gas prices, presidential townhall debate haven't had time to have dinner with my braincells.

But today is friday
and so I have to say a couple of things.

1. Sarah Palin: i don't know how you began the object of so much praise and derision, but one thing I do know is that trying to identify with the American people by saying hockey mom and Joe-six-pack is insulting. So stop it.

2. Joe Biden: I applaud the way you have handled your grief and your son's departure, I also applaud your restraint.

3. Obama: I really did not want you to be at the top of the ticket Biden was my pick ever since last year but life isn't fair, I have accepted that you are the nominee that being said what is wrong with you, 30 minutes in primetime, you really think we need 30 minutes to make up our minds. Look this is going to backfire because too much of something is never good and 30 minutes which is a whole lot more than 30 second ads is dangerous.

4. McCain: I am ashamed to have voted for you eight years ago. I will say it over and over again, you are what we needed 8 years ago but now ..... Having Sarah P do your dirty work is beneath you, choosing her as your running mate was ill advised and this latest smear to portray Obama as a terrorist by Sarah sanctioned by you is beneath even you.

5. Bush: you have appro. 102 days more in office, please try not to screw this world up any more. please be a lameduck please pretty please i am begging you ohhhhhhhh, the world needs you to not screw it up.

6. Hillary: I miss you soo much

7. State election officials: getting rid of voters a month before the election is the most ill advised nonsense i have heard this week and believe mii i have heard alot. Americans are not the smartest people on the planet but a repeat of Florida would be disastrous even for you.

8. Bill Richardson: your five seconds were up months ago stop bringing up old dirt by slinging accusation at Bill Clinton.

9. AIG: it is not your fault, it is ours. It is our fault for bailing you out and letting you throw lavish parties at expensive resorts.

10. America: please tell mii that you have registered to vote. lie to mii and tell mii that you know your precinct. I really need that so that this weekend can have a happy note.

07 October 2008

05 October 2008

4:37 PM - No comments

Dear Karl

Dear Rove,

How long has it been since you left? It seems like yesterday we were sitting in the Rose room trying to get Trent Lott to stay in the game. I can't believe that we have both been out of the game for over a year. As I sit here I remember the easy days, getting laws passed on the Hill was such a breeze, meetings in the Oval Room with Romney in the early days, trying to convince Powell that we were right. Mercy, I miss the good 'ole days. Sometimes I wish we were in the late 1930's and FDR was our man, of course it would have been harder to mold him into what we wanted him to be but still 16 years. Think about it, 16 years to rule and change and impact our world and cleanse it.

Why am I taking you on this trip down memory lane? Why am I bringing up the past and asking you to dream with me? I am doing all of this because I do not understand what you are doing. I know that you need a reason to smile and that you need to feel alive. I know that you feel the weight of age and time on your back but becoming a hired hand to the news agency is PATHETIC. You are better than this, we all are.

I know how you feel. You feel like the world has forgotten you and that you are being replaced by the Davids, Obamas and Palins of the world. I feel the same day everytime I open up the paper and see some two bit Harvard Grad. turned campaign manager spouting electoral map jargon, i feel the same way everytime I turn on the TV and I see these yuppies. I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL

But we can not betray our core, we cannot forsake that which we know to be true, we must not submit to the despair and become like a used hollywood actress. We are better than that. We create legends, start wars, define generations, shake up global perception. We do not need to be seen to work

Remember that
We do not need to be seen to do our work
So recede from the masses, stop giving your precious words to any news agency
and call me because I have found our next clay pot

Kafo

03 October 2008

1:01 AM - 1 comment

Dear Washington and Wall street

seriously

http://money.aol.com/creditdebt/credit-crunch-cash-kings?icid=100214839x1210950784x1200621713

what
some guy gets 19 million dollars as a severance package for 3 weeks
his predecessor at WAMU walked away with 44 million
some other bastard in 2007 walked away with a 161 million package
Fannie Mae, Bear Stearns all of the CEOs are walking away loaded yet you idiots talk recession and bailouts

so yeah
President Bush
Obama
Dodd
McCain
Biden
Palin
all of you need to stop smoking pot and telling american that they need to pay for this
$10,000 per tax payer
519million dollars went to 13 or was it 14 CEO screw ups.
519 million dollars
and yet the average american holding down 2 jobs working at walmart is supposed to cough up 10,000 to bail out these bastards
seriously
why don't we take there severance packages of half a billion invest it in some cool venture let's say China or Japanese technology
see how many pensions get reinstated
see how many people who will recieve their SS check
let's see how many 1 armed soldiers coming back from the front lines will get the prosthetics they need
see how many jobs are reinstated
see how many people are able to keep their homes
see how many people won't have to choose between rice and milk
see how many people

i am livid
so yeah to all the greedy CEO bastards profiting off of the average american


yes yes yes
i said it

out
but then you are all loaded and not trying to pass a class taught by a sadist
so why am i wasting my time on you again

auuuuuuuuuughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
i am beginning to hate this life
i am sooo reciting psalm 73 right now
and then i will start on 39 and hopefully by then i won't have to pray 88 becuz i ended up depressed
sad
life is so sad

so yeah to every stupid person in washington including bill clinton, bernanke, henry P, chris dodd all of you need to screw yourselves just once and then come back with a number that the american people should pay for your delinquency and other's greediness. mercy i think we need a citizens tribunal to punish ALL of you, here it what pisses mii off the most

you sit on your self righteous chairs and criticize the world about corruption but you are doing the same thing, the only difference is that you then get the american people to pay it off

okay

i really need to go and study

02 October 2008

1:28 PM - 1 comment

Dear John McCain

Jonny,
i have other stuff that I need to be doing, I am supossed to be working with George, I mean President George, in twisting a couple of arms and getting our people to vote on a bill that our president supports. We live in crazy times, I never thought that I would have to lobby to our own base but such is life.

back to the point
I don't have time to pick up the phone and call you so here it is

This is low, even for you. You are crying foul play for the debate that hasn't even happened yet. You have lowered expectations so much for Sarah, that right now all she has to is show up and not trip while shaking hands with Biden and she will be fine.

This is low, even for you. When you came to me and we were tossing names around, I told you that this wouldn't work, if the convention was in October then yeah I guess you could have limited her appearances but did you really think that the American public is that dumb to not want to here what she has to say??

This is low, even for you. A couple of days ago, I turned on the TV and you were sitting there with HER whinning about an American CITIZEN asking a question. YOU had to speak for HER and then you said I will let SARAH speak for herself

So yeah I have other things to do so i'll round up
1. Stop defending her, she can do it herself I HOPE
2. Stop sheltering her, she is going to be the first female VP, we need to know if our daughters will look up to her and if our mothers will welcome her to dinner
3. Stop playing the experience card, it makes you look dumb for putting a clueless person as your running mate, okay dumb is the wrong word it makes you look like a fool, naw that is too harsh, it makes you look like a hypocrite and a person who doesn't know how to make good decisions.
4. Start praying
because you are going to need a lot in the next 4 weeks

out
Kafo

01 October 2008

10:49 AM - No comments

Joe-six pack American

“I know what Americans are going through there,” Palin said on the radio show. “And you know, even today, Todd and I are looking at what’s going on in the stock market, the relatively low number of investments that we have, looking at the hit that we’re taking, probably $20,000 dollars last week in his 401K plan that was hit. “I’m thinking, ‘Geez, the rest of America, they’re facing the exact same thing that we are. We understand what the problems are.’”

Yes we do
We allll do
thank you for once again not giving us a solution but letting us know that you know what is going on

so yeah
thanks Sarah
we are allll in this together

9:38 AM - 1 comment

Mikeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Dear Mike Bloomberg,

We go back, wayyyyyyyyyyyyy back, but I don't know if I support your recent decision. I am not entirely sure if this is the way to go. There has been alot going on and there will be a lot of decisions that need to be made and we need a strong leader but A THIRD TERM. Are you saying that there is NO one else to help us thru this.

Hmmmmmmmmmm
I'm thinking

Kafo

30 September 2008

10:02 PM - No comments

Dear Lou Dobbs

Lou,

I have never been a fan actually I have to be honest and let you know that I can not stand your biased show, everytime I am watching CNN and it comes on, I switch to MSNBC. Let mii say that again, mii, a CNN addict switches to MSNBC just to get away from you. Now that you know exactly what I think about anti-immigration, quasi-middle-class-advocacy show, I'll get to the point of this note.

Can you spell out how to save the economy without the 700 billion dollar deficit?


Kafo

9:09 PM - No comments

Quotes from Sarah

"I'm looking forward to meeting [Biden] too, I've never met him before — but I've been hearing about his senate speeches since I was in, like the second grade."

"He's got a tremendous amount of experience and, you know, I'm the new energy, the new face, the new ideas and he's got the experience based on many, many years in the Senate and voters are gonna have a choice there of what it is that they want in these next four years," she said.
Palin was 8 years-old when Biden was first elected to the Senate in 1972. (Biden was 29 at that time)

I love you Sarah
Take a jab at the man's experience
This is the way to go.

29 September 2008

28 September 2008

4:27 PM - No comments

Dear Joe Biden

Joeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy,

I'll keep this short cuz i know you have your hands full with preparation

Repeat after me

I will be nice
I will not attack her
I will not be condescending
I do not need to belittle her
She doesn't need my help to look stupid
She doesn't need my help to look incompetent

She doesn't need my help
I will be nice


Repeat it five times
Later Joeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Kafo

27 September 2008

10:37 PM - No comments

Dear TV Pundits

Dear TV Pundits,
Shut up
We really don't need you to tell us who won or lost the debate
We have brains
We have ears
and we have minds

so please
stop spinning
stop analyzing
but more importantly stop talking


Kafo

26 September 2008

4:34 PM - 1 comment

Dear John McCain

I'll keep this short, you are getting ready for tonight

Do you really expect America to have faith in a man that can't multitask and deal with two situations at once?
Do you really expect America to have faith in a man that spouts his experience but choose a woman who is clueless about everything expect for family paybacks?
Do you really expect America to have faith in a man that dwells in the past and gives us statistics about an event that occured before 40% of us were born?
Do you really expect America to have faith in a man who told us three weeks ago that the state of our Economy was strong?
Do you really expect this

Hmmmm

but then again
I am a Republican by birth
So i will vote for you

Kafo

25 September 2008

5:29 PM - No comments

Dear House Republicans

Dear House Republicans,

This is weird, normally we are at odds but listening to your rep. speak today I realized that we have a lot in common. I like the whole line of "we will do what is best for our constituents and American taxpayers".

I can't believe that I agree with you, I don't know what is going on in the Senate, I have no idea what the President is thinking but writing a blank check to Henry Paulson, a former Wall Street CEO seems ridiculous. So thank you, thank you for not just jumping on the bandwagon but actually wanting to think this through and be fiscally conversative and responsible. Normally you are know for your stance on gay marriage, abortion and prayer on school, over the course of the last 30 years the Republican party has been overtaken by right wing religious group, gone were the days of fiscally responsibility and small government.

Thank you
Thank you for giving our party some pride
Thank you very much

I don't know if this will help y'all in November
but thank you once more


Kafo

24 September 2008

12:27 PM - No comments

Dear Sarah Palin

Dear Sarah,

Let me educate you about NEWSpapers and NEWSstations.
They are very different from PHOTOgraphers.
You see newspapers and newsstation report the NEWS, they just don't take PICTURES. So inviting the major networks to see you shake hands with foreign heads of state and then expecting them to just take pictures.

Do you see where I am going


bewilderingly
kafo

22 September 2008

11:41 PM - 1 comment

Dear America

I feel the need to tell you that President Bush is not solely responsible for the messed up economy. He did not single handedly create the mortgage crisis or deregulate Wall Street. No. Actually, the truth is that President Clinton signed that law into effect in 1999 when the nation had a record surplus.

Sad, sad, sad. I could tell you about Enron and white collar crime which has sky rocketed in the last couple of years. I could find a way to say that it was a Republic House and Senate that passed the bill into law but I don't want to do that.

America, the fault rests not in the hands of Washington but in your hands and mine. We are the chief criminals in this case. We feed off of what we did not plant, we have a mentality of a two year old.

Now Now Now
We want it now
The house we cannot afford
Now
We want it now
The car we don't really need
Now
We want it now
The vacation to Mexico
Now
We want it now
The XBOX 360,
Playstation Three and HDTV

This is our mess.

12:50 AM - No comments

Dear Al Gore

Dear Al,

Yes you, i am not talking about the other Al I am writing to you. I am taking time out of my very busy schedule to ask you a question. It isn't a big one, it isn't a philosophical one or a mathematical one that requires a proof. I think it is very easy to answer.

Word on the street, and by the street I mean the Washington Post, is that you are going to campaign for the other Al. Now Al Franken is running for Senate. Let me say that again Al Franken, a comedian, who sometimes is featured on the Daily Show is running for senator of Minnesota.

Let me say that one more time
Al Franken is running for the United State Senate seat for the state of Minnesota.

So here is the question are you helping him campaign because his name is also Al or because he has done a movie like you have?

20 September 2008

11:31 PM - No comments

barack obama

Dear Barack,

Kanye West
Sheryl Crow
Stevie Wonder

hmmmm
I am not entirely sure about this new CD that they are bringing out, okay so technically this isn't them bringing out a CD but adding their name and songs to this new project, hmmmmmmmmmmm.

Anywayz
do you think this reinforces the whole you are a celebrity idea or does it get the younger generation.

Kafo

19 September 2008

1:51 PM - No comments

FRIDAY POST-ITS

Dear Joey
Equating rich people paying more taxes with patriotism. I do not know if that is a good time

Dear Toad,
I don't know the ramifications for ignoring a supoena but what I do know is that you are a drag on the ticket.

Dear Jonny,
Okay saying that you would not allow any bailouts two seconds before your boy, Georgie, authorizes a 86 BILLION DOLLAR BAIL OUT is ridiculous and the fact that you think we can't put two and two together is insulting

Dear Obama,
You are starting to piss mii off, seriously you have NOT done anything this week to boast the ticket, you are just reacting to the actions of McCain.

Dear Billy,
Billy, Billy, Billy, I called your name three times. Hmmmm you better watch what you say.

18 September 2008

12:24 PM - No comments

Chuck Hagel

Dear Chuck,

Hey Chuck, i guess i should applaud you for your recent comments about Sarah P and her inexperience, i especially like this line "I think they ought to be just honest about it and stop the nonsense about, 'I look out my window and I see Russia and so therefore I know something about Russia. That kind of thing is insulting to the American people."

Beautifully said.

I also need to commend you on informing the american public that the first time she got a passport was last year. Hmmmm. My niece has already been in Europe, China and Peru and she is only 23, so to think that the governor of Alaska who is next door to Mother Russia has never been anywhere that she needed a passport before last year is scary.

Does this mean she has never been to Russia???

Here is the sad thing though, and I feel like I need to educate you on the American people. THEY DON'T CARE!!! Your party is constructed in such a way to limit the amount of knowledge people acquire. They prey on people's emotions and not will actually benefit them and that is why she just might be VP.

So yeah, my advice to you Chucky, can i call you that? My advice is that you tread lightly but surely if you are going to excommunicate yourself from the future administration as you have done for the present administration let it be known the explicitly why you are doing so. Let there be NO doubt in the mind of the average Nebraskan that you are still committed to what the american people need most (a stable federal government not run on ideals but for solutions)




respectfully and admirably suggestingly yours
Kafo

17 September 2008

16 September 2008

3:15 PM - No comments

Dear Sarah,

I am trying to understand something, please can you explain to me why you think that describing yourself as a pitbull with lipstick is a positive thing. I am not sure where you came from and what your ideals are but one thing I do know is that the image that is brought to mind by this description is not flattering.

Hmmmm

I am anxiously awaiting your response
as it will determine your set of mind

Kafo

15 September 2008

10:18 AM - No comments

Joey,

Joey

It has been a while. I have missed you. I apologize for not returning the call you sent mii earlier last month, I was tied up with organzing this event. whew.....
I'm glad that is done with.

Joey
Joey
Joey
how many times did I call your name?
We go way back, remember those years riding the train back every night to Delaware from DC? I am one of your closest friends and so I don't want you to take this the wrong way. I am close to family as a friend can get these days and I admire the way you have conducted yourself over the course of the last 35+ years in the Senate.

I do
I really do.
Now with all this in mind, I feel that it is I alone who can give you this advice.

SHUT UP!!!!!

Going unscripted is not your strong suite, I need you to save the spontaneous opinions for McCain's energy, education and economic plane. A triple threat that we both know will take America nowhere very fast. I don't want you talking about Clinton (male or female) again. Neither do you want you to comment on Obama and his reason for choosing you over her.
Okay

Kafo

6:16 AM - No comments

Dear Hillary

Thank you for your support and thanks for what you are doing to make this change a reality. I really need to believe that you are doing this because you care about the future of this country and not because you want to be the first woman to break ceiling and have an ego problem about a nobody from Alaska

please
i need to believe this

your motives matter to mii

say hi to Billy
i'll be up for Thanksgiving this year

kafo

14 September 2008

9:06 PM - No comments

Georgie

Dear Georgie

I already miss you, you are constantly being overshadowed by these new kids on the block. I miss you. I miss the cluelessnessmess that only you can create, I miss the misspoken adages, I miss the misapportioned funds and I especially miss the rhetoric on the war. I wish we could have had more time together as I spend the next 130 days I will look for images of you everywhere and try and hang on to your every world.

You are everything that we need in a leader
You are the kind of leader that dispel fear with truth
You have turned hatred into love
You have united this partisan country
You have appointed judges that will interprete the law unbaised.
You have presented to the world a nation of integrity and sound judgement
You have gotten rid of the greed, nepotism and cronyism that rules Washington
You have taken on the lobbyist and initiated welfare reform
You have provided for those who need our help most
You have help thousands move on
You have left NO child behind

Thank you so much


a patriotic citizen
K

6:14 PM - No comments

DEAR AMERICA

Dear American,

Obama does not have a sex tape video out there.
If you click on this link you will download a Trojan Virus
This is not a new kind of condom but a computer virus.

So yeah

good luck


Kafo

5:57 PM - No comments

Dear Matt

Dear Matt,

I like you. I am one of those people who used to be a friend but is now a fan. I hope you got the gift I sent for your daugthers. Only one, can rise above the rise of the paparazzi and have a normal family. I remember back in the day when you started working on the script for Good Will Hunting, mercy, it seems like yesterday but now over 10 years later, look at how far you have come.

Back to the present.
I would first of all like to cease this opportunity and use it to thank you for the work you and Wyclef are doing for the Haitian people. I am not for Haiti but somehow we tend to forget them and worry about the insured citizens who will recoup most if not all of their loses, so thanks. Thank you for bringing to light the struggle of citizens of the earth.

Now I am not entirely sure, i mean, you know mii and so you know how i like to leave politics to the politicians. I am skeptical about this new video that is circulating the web. I have to commend you for being very learned in the politics of our nation, you are right. There is a huge possiblity that Palin might end up being president and that is scary being that 30 days ago more than 80% of this nation had no idea who is or was or what she is capable of.

I love you, talking about actuary tables and probabilities of McCain
"It's like a really bad disney movie" that is what you said and I agree but I'm a lil' bit scared that America is not as smart as you are, i mean look at your movies more people know the intimate details of Ben's marriage and previous relationships than who your character is.

Okay i am not going to go on but I would like to say Thank You once more for your work as a citizen of this country and a human.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6urw_PWHYk

13 September 2008

12:11 PM - No comments

Obama

Dear Barack,

Hmmmmm.
We need to talk, I am worried that this new strategy is not going to work. I am a little bit apprehensive on some of the advice that you are getting. I feel that it is my place to set the record straight and correct any misconceptions you might have about the way this process works.

The world does not vote for the president of the United States, americans do.
I know someone might have told you errorneously, of course, that popularity on the world stage is essential to becoming president of the United States. I know you went to Harvard Law but the years of smoking pot might have affected your memory, so let me reeducate you on the process.

1. The American People vote for you on the first Tuesday of November
2. Based on the majority vote of each state, the candidates divy up the states but on the pre-determined electoral college votes.
3. Each state has a SET number of electoral college votes and some states have more weight than others, so winning states like Iowa, South Dakota and Wiscosin do not sway the result.

Now there are other steps that are involved but I don't want to overwhelm you with the information. What I need you to focus on is winning the Swing States. Places like Michgan, Indiana, Colorado, Penny and Ohio.


I still have to talk to you about that lil' thing you did with your wife on the stage
but that will come in a later note

12 September 2008

10:00 PM - No comments

Palin,

Dear Palin:

Shut up. I had to get that off my chest. For the last three weeks I have been waiting for you to finally speak. I have been waiting for you to rise about the rhetoric and actually say something intelligible. I have been waiting for you to stand up for everything that this party believes and has fought for. I have been waiting for you to give a voice to millions of soccer moms, single women, grandmothers.

I have been waiting
and now when you finally open up your mouth I realize that I just made the statement true.
Be careful of what you wish for cuz it just might come true.

When word of how you handle your pregnancy got out I gave you the points for juggling the demands of your office and being a mother
When word of your stance on abstinence only sex education came out I applauded you for being able to stand for your belief in this fast turning secular nation
When word of your 17- year old daughter pregnancy hit the newsstand, I once again defended you to those who think a parent should be judged by the mistakes of their child.

But this takes the cake
"I think he's regretting not picking her now, I do. What, what determination, and grit, and even grace through some tough shots that were fired her way -- she handled those well,"

no
no
no

No, this is a new level of low even for someone who has vendetta's against a certain ex brother-in-law.

I'm done with you and this party which has corrupted everything that I have love, everything that we have stood for.

I am done.
So yeah, I am not going to vote for a liberal who thinks women should be given free rein to abort their children but neither am I going to cast my vote for a woman who thinks our votes are about gender.

A disappointed Kafo

09 September 2008

3:27 PM - No comments

Dear Jack

Dear Jack Abramhoff,

Hey so the word on the street, or should i just say that anyone who wants to know and has access to the internet will hear what just happened to you.
Can i express my regret?
Can i launch into a list of platitudes about how much you will be missed?
Can i give you advice that is years to late in the making?
Can i sit down here and help you blame McCain and Bush for making you the fall guy?

can i
can i

I want to tell you to hang in there because in like a couple of days about (90) will you get an official pardon but i really don't think it is going to happen
I want to tell you to appeal and maybe the higher level of justice will have pardon and reduce yout sentence but that might bring more grief to the party I LOVE so i can't suggest that
I want to tell you that the book you are helping write which is coming out next month will bring alot of extra revenue to your family but we love McCain so i don't think the book will be Number One on anyone's reading list

I want to tell you alot of things
but you are locked up and can only recieve a page a day

so later

3:24 PM - 1 comment

Bastards

Oil has dropped to 109 a barrel which is the lowest level it has been in the last 7 months.
To be more specific the last time we were this low was in February

so ask yourself this question
how much did it take to fill your tank in February

How much are you paying now?

those greedy government supported bastards

04 September 2008

6:12 PM - 1 comment

what is going on

I'm sorry i have to come out of hibernation

it is too much
so later on today
i will have letters that I hope Guiliani, Joe L, Biden, Hillary, Gore, Palin, McCain, Bush, Rove, O reilly, J. Stewart and a host of others read

i'm sorry
i can't shut up anymore

01 September 2008

12:49 AM - 1 comment

I have to say something

this is a reply i left on a K blog in response to McCain choice

good playI don't know, i have a sibling that is a Hillary democrat and let us just say that she called mii LIVID and vented for 30 minutes about how he is insulting her intelligence and women everywhere.
let mii itemize
1. He runs the risk of alienating Hillary supporters
2. He energizes his base at the cost of gaining ground with Independents who HAVE BRAINS
3. He gives Obama a free ride in the East. Romney or Libermann would have put some New England states into play PALIN doesn't
4. He loses his expereince agrument WHICH is the ONLY ace he had in the hole over Obama
5. Does he really want us to believe that WE can trust HER with the THREE AM call
6. He pits her against Obama and sets himself up against Biden, Biden doesn't waver and have the support of Blue Collar workers, he is also respected by world leaders on his foriegn policy record, so in a fight between mcCain and Biden it ends as a draw and then it comes down to Palin vs. Obama and that doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out who gets the vote.
7. Palin hasn't had to do ANYTHING on a national scale, he has 2 months and some change to sell her to America and also make sure that the media and Dems. don't come up with any damamging info that we didn't already know.
8. Obama does not have to tell ANYONE why he chose Biden he doesn't have to make a case but McCain has to, to everyone on the planet.

30 May 2008

3:00 AM - 1 comment

Dear Solomonsdyelle: WHY HILLARY STAYS IN THE RACE

Hey you, long time, i should have replied your note a while back but i was just to lazy to collect my thoughts and personally i was just getting fed up of the whole politcal gambit in general. But here are my thoughts i hope some of them resonate with you, not all of them are serious but i figure that you can pick out the geniune ones. I really need to go and watch Season 7 of West Wing so that I will be prepared for a convention brawl come Denver.

Ciao

  1. She has a mental disorder: something about having to play the passive supportive wife during the Lewinsky scandal, this event addled her brain and created this MEN ARE THE DEVIL mentality that prompts her to believe that giving in will be the same as playing that wife role again.
  2. She is too invested in this: She has invested 12 million dollars of her OWN money into this campaign, that is 12 with 6 zeroes and being that the Clinton family isn't as rich as the Bush dynasty she has to stay in at least for her money's sake
  3. She can't exit: she is in a box (OF HER OWN MAKING), she can't get out without it look like she is bending to the will of those with DICKS. Before Texas and Ohio she could have pulled out gracefully and still managed to secure a VP position but now she has to go to the end. The agrument that she made then is still valid now so if she does pull out it would make her look like a liar
  4. She can't face Bill: even tho' it is his fault that things are ending the way they are she still can't spend the next 20 years going to his library and listening to his look NOT HIS WORDS (cuz her look will make him swallow his spit and not say a word) saying I TOLD YOU SO.
  5. She needs a legacy: right now there is nothing that makes her uniquelly unique but if she drags it out that will definitely secure her a place in history.
  6. She doesn't know how to lose: the Clintons have never know how to lose not in 92 when they were trailing Gore in the polls and not even during the Whitewater and Lewinsky scandal years, she doesn't know how to do this, being a winner (having secured her senate seat twice and those years in Arkansas have provided this entitlement of success that she can't overcome) I really don't believe she is proud i just don't think she knows how to fail, unlike Lincoln who spent years failing she has had a very successful political career.
  7. She wants to move to Michigan: and in order to do this she has to have the delegates seated at the convention, or maybe she wants to move to Florida eventually, either way the only reason these states will get play is because she is still in the game if she leaves this whole thing is over
  8. She is a selfish: she wants to be President at the detriment of the Democratic Party, all of this ruckus gives McCain time and ammuniton to solidify her base, she knows she can't win this year because of the math, i could of told her that after Penny but she wants to screw it up sooo much for Obama and plant enough resentment in her supporters minds so that McCain wins and in four years she can ride to the rescue.
  9. She is very very selfish: being selfish would mean you want the candy for yourself, being very very selfish entails that even if you can't have the candy you don't want anyone else to have it
  10. She is very very very selfish: this is a one more step of selfishness it involves knowing you can't have the candy, not wanting anybody else to have the candy and wanting everybody else to know that you were right about the candy. So yeah, she wants to be able to say I TOLD YOU SOOO to the Democratic Party come November, this is the only explanation for the venom that she put on air in West Virginia and in Kentucky. After seeing some of the clips that she had out there i wouldn't vote for Obama if Martians were evading the planet and he was the last man standing.
  11. She is a very caring person: BULLSHIT I want those who voted for me to have a voice. This isn't about the people if it were about the people she wouldn't be acting like a crass woman. It were about the peole she WOULD be following the laws and guidellines that were OUTLINED by the party that SHE is a MEMBER of. NOnsense.
  12. She is a racist: BULLSHIT: Now there was a reverand spouting some crap last weekend about how she is angry cuz Obama is a black man trying to take what rightfully belongs to her, i really think this assessment is wrong, hurtful and misleading because it paints her as a racially biased person WHICH SHE IS NOT. No one who has been on the politcal scene for the last 20 years will give this any credence, Hill and Bill have both supported minority rights and continue to do so. So yeah this isn't about race or man vs. woman this is about HILLARY CLINTON and the ISSUES that needed to be RESOLVED during her CHILDHOOD.

So yeah these are just some of the reasons why she is still in it. Puerto Rico gives her the delegate votes and that is basically it, Obama will take the other two plain states and the constant will be over. She will not have the popular vote because in order to surpass Obama she needs Michigan which can't be counted. If you count Florida she is still about 100,000 votes short.

So Solomonsdyelle, i hope this works

07 May 2008

6:16 PM - 2 comments
Can somebody tell Rush to stop talking

Why do people listen to him

and can everybody else stop telling Hillary to quit
Mercy, she just put in an extra 5 million plus of her own money into the race
so let her be

6:15 PM - No comments
Can I disown my sister for voting the way she did

Hmmmmm she is the cause of the Indiana mess

hmmmmmmmm

30 April 2008

1:19 PM - 2 comments

Lamentationsssss

i am trying to decide what ticks mii off the most and i can't
so here is the list not in any particular order
seriously
this is a lament
so bear with mii

  1. Rev. Wright representing black churches: i wish i could sympatheize but your display over the course of the weekend left a bitter taste in my mouth, after hearing that you served in Vietnam when Clinton, Bush and Cheney took deferrals for edcuation i was proud of you but now after hearing you turn this whole thing into a race issue and dragging the WHOLE BLACK church congregation into it, honestly i think the REVEREND attached to your name should be removed because there was nothing that you said that reverenced God you made a spectacle and if you are the only Jesus people see they would become atheist.
  2. Hillary pandering with the gas tax: honestly i wish that the average american was smart or at least HALF as smart as i am then they can see thru this ploy. Look if you want to win, win, stop almost winning, u need to sweep Indiana not just with a few votes like you did in Penny. stop giving yourself a pat on the back cuz u and I both know that you only got 10 more delegates than Obama did from that spectacle, you need to sweep Indiana, North Carolina and Kentucky and please do it soon
  3. McCain trying to be holier than thou: clean campaign my ass
  4. Bill Clinton in Indiana; why is He in my state
  5. Chelsea saying her mother is more prepared than her father was: honestly i can't believe that you are that old, the way they (your parents) treat you i thought you were in your early twenties, mercy grow up already
  6. Recession: i am beginning to feel it, and yes thank you Warren Buffett for using your 62 billion dollar mouth to tell us that it will last longer than we expect
  7. Obama's ties to Wright: okay so you don't have to vet your pastor before you join the church but two weeks ago you screwed up in San Fran and lost Penny now this Wright thing might cost you Indiana and let us NOT even start talking about the ads running in North Carolina.
  8. CNN: i am getting tired of you yes we are married but your incessant chatter about stuff that i really don't want to hear is starting to drive mii insane.
  9. Austrian incest revelation: speechless
  10. Texas polygamy compound: i really don't get this, i can't understand it at all and i don't know where Warren Jeffers gets his doctrine from, another disgrace to Christians
  11. The Pope in New York: no you don't get to be special, we are sin and you are not God's rep on earth so please can everyone get over you.
  12. Dumb women who cling to domineering men
  13. Laws that prevent you from succeeding: i wish i can explain but that will require mii divulging classified info. so let us just say that yeah, permits suck
  14. Jobs that pay next to nothing
  15. The lifestyle of the rich and famous: can we please stop talking about their excesses with the rest of us are trying to figure out whether or not we should fill the tank
  16. Karl Rove in Newsweek: for real i think i am going to have to cancel my subscription how does he get to say a few words in my magazine i thought i had said my goodbyes, i thought we had parted and now for mii to have to see him constantly, his smiling face, his superior i-have-advice-so-listen smirk AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH

14 April 2008

12:02 AM - 1 comment

Obama gauffe

I knew you were going to slip up
First of all WHAT WERE U DOING IN SAN FRAN
Do i need to tell you that the next primary is in the East NOT THE WEST

Anyway thanks for giving homegirl an edge this is just what she needs
You couldn't keep your ivy league priggy mouth shut for 9 more days
Seriously

I am not too happy with you now

Nonsense

I am whoseying

04 April 2008

6:00 PM - 2 comments

McCain

Dear MAC

You really can't expect us to believe that you have 20 people on your list of possible VP running mates.

Seriously.

5:59 PM - 1 comment

Money

Dear Al,

Stop spending money travelling the world in jets and then lecturing us on global warming. Seriously i drive a Toyota Corrola and get 28miles per gallon i wonder how many miles you get on that monstrousity.

Nonsense

An irate fan

5:57 PM - No comments

Supporter Attack

Dear Hillary

I think i need to explain the basic concepts of life to you all over again. I love you and so i will lay it down for you all over again.

Obama supporters are democrats so attacking them is attacking your base. DO YOU THINK YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THAT.

If by some magical wave of my wand you recieve the nomination you will HAVE to appeal to this same group of individuals that let mii us laymen's terms you are DISSING

Your fairy godmother

Kafo

30 March 2008

4:22 PM - 2 comments

Condi Baby

my family is having our usual sunday pow wow
one sister lives in the Indiana- Midwest,
another lives in Jersey- East
the oldest lives in Oregon- Northwest
and I'm in Texas- South
then we connect the parents in Nigeria and try and catch up with what is going on with everybody and of course debate the latest CNN polling data.

So this is where we are

What happens is McCain picks Condi Rice as his running mate?
How does this affect the democratic party and 2009's future president??

So yeah, let's just say with 5 people on the phone we had 6 positions
So what do you think

24 March 2008

1:03 AM - 1 comment

Citizenship by death

A young, ambitious immigrant from Guatemala who dreamed of becoming an architect.
A Nigerian medic.
A soldier from China who boasted he would one day become an American general.

United by this simple phrase
American by death.

I wish i could say more but as we hit an ominous milestone in Iraq.
4000 dead
Let us not forget that some died protecting those who treat them as second class citizens
Let us not forget that some died trying to protect a country that was not their own.
Let us not forget that some died defending a freedom that was denied them.
Let us not forget that some died illegal immigrants because of laws.


Let us not forget that these Americans by death were aliens for life.

Let us not forget.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080324/ap_on_re_us/4000_fallen_citizens_in_death;_ylt=AuIf02gVFti5B20CsCF6eGIUewgF

20 March 2008

1:12 AM - 3 comments

OBAMA SPEECH PART 1

We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.
Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America’s improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars; statesmen and patriots who had traveled across an ocean to escape tyranny and persecution finally made real their declaration of independence at a Philadelphia convention that lasted through the spring of 1787. The document they produced was eventually signed but ultimately unfinished. It was stained by this nation original sin of slavery, a question that divided the colonies and brought the convention to a stalemate until the founders chose to allow the slave trade to continue for at least twenty more years, and to leave any final resolution to future generations. Of course, the answer to the slavery question was already embedded within our Constitution – a Constitution that had at is very core the ideal of equal citizenship under the law; a Constitution that promised its people liberty, and justice, and a union that could be and should be perfected over time. And yet words on a parchment would not be enough to deliver slaves from bondage, or provide men and women of every color and creed their full rights and obligations as citizens of the United States. What would be needed were Americans in successive generations who were willing to do their part – through protests and struggle, on the streets and in the courts, through a civil war and civil disobedience and always at great risk - to narrow that gap between the promise of our ideals and the reality of their time. This was one of the tasks we set forth at the beginning of this campaign – to continue the long march of those who came before us, a march for a more just, more equal, more free, more caring and more prosperous America. I chose to run for the presidency at this moment in history because I believe deeply that we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together – unless we perfect our union by understanding that we may have different stories, but we hold common hopes; that we may not look the same and we may not have come from the same place, but we all want to move in the same direction – towards a better future for of children and our grandchildren. This belief comes from my unyielding faith in the decency and generosity of the American people. But it also comes from my own American story. I am the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas. I was raised with the help of a white grandfather who survived a Depression to serve in Patton’s Army during World War II and a white grandmother who worked on a bomber assembly line at Fort Leavenworth while he was overseas. I’ve gone to some of the best schools in America and lived in one of the world’s poorest nations. I am married to a black American who carries within her the blood of slaves and slaveowners – an inheritance we pass on to our two precious daughters. I have brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, uncles and cousins, of every race and every hue, scattered across three continents, and for as long as I live, I will never forget that in no other country on Earth is my story even possible. It’s a story that hasn’t made me the most conventional candidate. But it is a story that has seared into my genetic makeup the idea that this nation is more than the sum of its parts – that out of many, we are truly one. Throughout the first year of this campaign, against all predictions to the contrary, we saw how hungry the American people were for this message of unity. Despite the temptation to view my candidacy through a purely racial lens, we won commanding victories in states with some of the whitest populations in the country. In South Carolina, where the Confederate Flag still flies, we built a powerful coalition of African Americans and white Americans. This is not to say that race has not been an issue in the campaign. At various stages in the campaign, some commentators have deemed me either “too black” or “not black enough.” We saw racial tensions bubble to the surface during the week before the South Carolina primary. The press has scoured every exit poll for the latest evidence of racial polarization, not just in terms of white and black, but black and brown as well. And yet, it has only been in the last couple of weeks that the discussion of race in this campaign has taken a particularly divisive turn. On one end of the spectrum, we’ve heard the implication that my candidacy is somehow an exercise in affirmative action; that it’s based solely on the desire of wide-eyed liberals to purchase racial reconciliation on the cheap. On the other end, we’ve heard my former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, use incendiary language to express views that have the potential not only to widen the racial divide, but views that denigrate both the greatness and the goodness of our nation; that rightly offend white and black alike. I have already condemned, in unequivocal terms, the statements of Reverend Wright that have caused such controversy. For some, nagging questions remain. Did I know him to be an occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy? Of course. Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes. Did I strongly disagree with many of his political views? Absolutely – just as I’m sure many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests, or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed. But the remarks that have caused this recent firestorm weren’t simply controversial. They weren’t simply a religious leader’s effort to speak out against perceived injustice. Instead, they expressed a profoundly distorted view of this country – a view that sees white racism as endemic, and that elevates what is wrong with America above all that we know is right with America; a view that sees the conflicts in the Middle East as rooted primarily in the actions of stalwart allies like Israel, instead of emanating from the perverse and hateful ideologies of radical Islam. As such, Reverend Wright’s comments were not only wrong but divisive, divisive at a time when we need unity; racially charged at a time when we need to come together to solve a set of monumental problems – two wars, a terrorist threat, a falling economy, a chronic health care crisis and potentially devastating climate change; problems that are neither black or white or Latino or Asian, but rather problems that confront us all. Given my background, my politics, and my professed values and ideals, there will no doubt be those for whom my statements of condemnation are not enough. Why associate myself with Reverend Wright in the first place, they may ask? Why not join another church? And I confess that if all that I knew of Reverend Wright were the snippets of those sermons that have run in an endless loop on the television and You Tube, or if Trinity United Church of Christ conformed to the caricatures being peddled by some commentators, there is no doubt that I would react in much the same way But the truth is, that isn’t all that I know of the man. The man I met more than twenty years ago is a man who helped introduce me to my Christian faith, a man who spoke to me about our obligations to love one another; to care for the sick and lift up the poor. He is a man who served his country as a U.S. Marine; who has studied and lectured at some of the finest universities and seminaries in the country, and who for over thirty years led a church that serves the community by doing God’s work here on Earth – by housing the homeless, ministering to the needy, providing day care services and scholarships and prison ministries, and reaching out to those suffering from HIV/AIDS. In my first book, Dreams From My Father, I described the experience of my first service at Trinity: “People began to shout, to rise from their seats and clap and cry out, a forceful wind carrying the reverend’s voice up into the rafters….And in that single note – hope! – I heard something else; at the foot of that cross, inside the thousands of churches across the city, I imagined the stories of ordinary black people merging with the stories of David and Goliath, Moses and Pharaoh, the Christians in the lion’s den, Ezekiel’s field of dry bones. Those stories – of survival, and freedom, and hope – became our story, my story; the blood that had spilled was our blood, the tears our tears; until this black church, on this bright day, seemed once more a vessel carrying the story of a people into future generations and into a larger world. Our trials and triumphs became at once unique and universal, black and more than black; in chronicling our journey, the stories and songs gave us a means to reclaim memories tha t we didn’t need to feel shame about…memories that all people might study and cherish – and with which we could start to rebuild.” That has been my experience at Trinity. Like other predominantly black churches across the country, Trinity embodies the black community in its entirety – the doctor and the welfare mom, the model student and the former gang-banger. Like other black churches, Trinity’s services are full of raucous laughter and sometimes bawdy humor. They are full of dancing, clapping, screaming and shouting that may seem jarring to the untrained ear. The church contains in full the kindness and cruelty, the fierce intelligence and the shocking ignorance, the struggles and successes, the love and yes, the bitterness and bias that make up the black experience in America. And this helps explain, perhaps, my relationship with Reverend Wright. As imperfect as he may be, he has been like family to me. He strengthened my faith, officiated my wedding, and baptized my children. Not once in my conversations with him have I heard him talk about any ethnic group in derogatory terms, or treat whites with whom he interacted with anything but courtesy and respect. He contains within him the contradictions – the good and the bad – of the community that he has served diligently for so many years. I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother – a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.

AND IT GOES ON