Saturday, July 20, 2013


The one thing we all know about president Obama is that he can and will give speeches.

Those of us who pay attention have learned that Barry's speeches have nothing to do with his intended policies or actions. Media still go gaga over his pretty words.

Barry's latest speech concerned the racist slaying of a black highschool kid and subsequent acquittal of the gunman by an all-white jury after a sweetheart prosecution.


Praised for revealing his own personal experiences such as  clerks following him around in department stores and motorists locking there car doors when he approaches.

"Context," he called it.

Here are some "context" words Barry left out:


Jim Crow



Ku Klux Klan

Driving While Black.

And of course, Barry wouldn't mention efforts-in-progress in Republican controlled states to keep Black people from voting.


Nor would he mention New York's stop and frisk policy--operating full bore as we speak.

He suggests training police to not profile black people.  And maybe look at some state laws regarding self defense.

Otherwise, he can't think of anything except maybe have a party, uh, a convening of people to talk about the issue.

This from the highly praised speech

But I do recognize that as President, I've got some convening power, and there are a lot of good programs that are being done across the country on this front. And for us to be able to gather together business leaders and local elected officials and clergy and celebrities and athletes, and figure out how are we doing a better job helping young African American men feel that they're a full part of this society and that they've got pathways and avenues to succeed -- I think that would be a pretty good outcome from what was obviously a tragic situation.

Barry defines the problem as the "feeling" of not being a full part of society. For most young black guys being excluded from society is not a feeling, it's a fact.

Barry, you can save the airfare, hotel, meals, and meeting facility expenses; here's the answer:


Decent paying employment for the young men, and for their parents, would go a long way.

Of course Obama's performance on the jobs front has been terrible, and, despite his protestations, it's clear that he doesn't give a fuck about jobs, or Black people, or much of anything except pleasing the Penny Pritzkers of the world.


By the way, this let'stalkaboutrace gala Barry wants to throw for "...celebrities and athletes," is NOT a "pretty good outcome," of the Trayvon Martin slaying.

Maybe for Barry it is.

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013


His visit to South Africa ended in disaster when Obama was denied a photo-op with dying statesman Nelson Mandela.

With his programs and popularity sagging at home Obama wanted to share some spotlight with Mandela as "two Black World Leaders."


But the Mandela's family denied Obama the visit, and Obama didn't get his photo-op.

"Mandela was too sick," was the excuse, but, heck, how healthy does Mandela have to be to get his picture taken?

They take pictures of dead people all the time.

No, Obama was rejected because his politics are antithetical to Mandela's and such a photo op could only smirch Mandela's image.

Besides, Obama is a mere politician, whose main strategy is compromise with evil.

The only African American possibly on Mandela's level is this world-beloved hero:


So Obama repeated the lame medical excuse and declared that he, Obama, "didn't need a photo-op."

From a Guardian article on this visit:

The other reaction in South Africa has been one of apathy, partly because all attention is on Mandela, partly because excitement about Obama in Africa has waned since the heady days of 2008. "He's now 'only' an American to us," said Eusebius McKaiser, a political commentator and radio talkshow host. "His blackness is no longer of interest."

Having been disrespected by Nelson Mandela, Obama received a much warmer welcome on his next African stop.

Unfortunately, the warm welcome came from an internationally wanted war criminal named George W. Bush.

Barry got a photo-op with Bush, in Tanzania.


Apparently Barry and George are cooking up some good capitalist experiences for electricity-starved Central Africans.

What a come-down for Barry!  He thought of himself as a Nelson Mandela, and found out he was just another George Bush.

History may even remember Obama as part of the Bush Team, like this other African American:


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