Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Senate water investigation looms

Two veteran U.S. senators said Monday they plan to hold hearings in response to an Associated Press investigation into the presence of trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Yeah and So What--a song

I stumbled accross this song by hapenstance and decided to provide a link since we have a title in common.

Yeah and So What--the song

Sunday, March 09, 2008

How do the drugs get into the water?

"People take pills. Their bodies absorb some of the medication, but the rest of it passes through and is flushed down the toilet. The wastewater is treated before it is discharged into reservoirs, rivers or lakes. Then, some of the water is cleansed again at drinking water treatment plants and piped to consumers. But most treatments do not remove all drug residue."

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Max Follmer: Confirmed Obama Has 50 Superdelegates: "Wrong"

This is info gathered from the links provided."...Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw first reported yesterday that Obama had about 50 secretly committed superdelegates.

However, The Hotline quotes an unnamed Obama campaign aide who says the report is "wrong." The HOTLINE said on March 04, 2008..."It's Wrong""A spokesman for Barack Obama told On Call that Tom Brokaw's earlier report, that there are 50 superdelegates ready and willing to announce their support for the IL senator, is incorrect.

The spokesman wrote flatly in an e-mail: "It's wrong."The very wonderful Brokaw is doing play-by-play tonight for MSNBC."--submitted by?(JENNIFER SKALKA)

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Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Fraud Trial

``If she wants to make issues like ethics and disclosure and law firms and real estate deals and all that stuff issues, as I've said before I don't know whey they'd want to go there, but I guess that's where they'll take the race,'' David Axelrod said.

Where have I been?
Although I am a staunch Sen. Barack Obama supporter, in the early days, I simply admired Sen. Hillary Clinton when she was first lady and when I saw that she was running for the U.S. Senate. I had no idea about this stuff. If you ask me what I admired about her, I wouldn't immediately be able to tell you but yet she had my admiration.

What will the Democratic Party do about this or what has been done already?
Where have I been? Well, now the proof is in the pudding. If you subscribe to Topix.com and read the stuff on the site, you have no choice but to be informed. (go Aynon go!:0)

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Damn Damn Damn: I Thought We had Gotten Past This!

(If your vote is value or issue-based and not based on race or sex, then this message isn't for you.)
Mary Francis Berry, PhD was on CNN this morning and she said race

may have had something to do with Presidential Candidate, Barack Obama's, losses in the Ohio, Rhode Island and Texas primaries.

May have? (Although he is doing well in the Texas Caucus)

She was the former chairwoman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights during the Clinton Administration.

I interviewed Ms. Berry once during a Chicago Defender

Editorial Board meeting back in the 1990s. She wrote a book

entitled, "The Pig Farmer's Daughter".
Anyways, I was shocked that she would actually admit what every

person was thinking--or at least what I was thinking.
Come on! We all thunk it. Down there in Texas, there are more

than a few good 'ol boys who don't mix their seed and keep to

their own kind and so forth.
Lots of Blacks are like that too

and I don't care for their attitudes toward race either. We all

know about Ohio's stormy interactions with race relations. They

ain't the most inclusive group of folk outside of their Black epicenters.
Dang. All this time and it really just comes down to the fact

that some of us really are not ready for a Black

president even among those who are chauvinistic.
(I can hear Patti LaBell's "If You Don't Know Me by Now" playing in the background with a whole bunch of tiny violins)

I really don't know what these people think Hillary will do for

the economy or national security that Barack won't or can't do. They will all have access to top-notch advisers.
I bet they think if Barack wins, he'll give Blacks reparations

and other special perks--imaginary perks but perks just the

same in their minds. Then again, many people have been outright mean to Black people on purpose and may feel a Black at the top could bring chickens home to roost.

I remember walking down the street one day off-campus in Terre Haute and a raggedy pick-up filled with what appeared to be drunk Caucasians yelled, "N*gger" as they drove by. I think I yelled back, "F*ck You" and they sped off with surprised looks.

What was I supposed to do?? I'm no more sane than the next person.
However, I wasn't mean to all white people after that. I had actually forgotten about it until just now as I began to type this post. (hmmmmm)
They were stupid and drunk and young--at least they had an excuse.

Gee Whiz we've got some ignorance in this country!
Wake up People!
The Republican Party cannot wait to get Hillary the Democratic

nomination so they can pounce on her--and she is ready for it

but what about the rest of the country? Do you actually think

any Republicans will vote for her in the general election like they are planning to vote for Barack?

They don't have to show up at Barack's rallies but they do. Why? They want Change too.
Now, just because of a few close-minded people in Texas, Rhode Island and Ohio, Democrats are in danger of losing the general

election in November and seating Sen. John McCain as our next


These people who voted for Hillary--do you trust

them to vote for her again in November? Or will they be swayed

away to the GOP over their love for the War and the Economy and a common hate of others?

What about after the GOP gets done pouncing on her?

Every other word out of the mouth of McCain and the rest of the conservative GOP is tinged with racist undertones. McCain is on television now and he seemingly suggests Barack is looking for a handout of some sort by asking for a vote or that the swing voters may be guilted into voting for him or that the country owes him something.

Barack has never indicated any of this but we all know the stereotype McCain is talking about. He acts like Republicans aren't poor or jobless or damn near homeless.
Apparently, that's a Black thang or a Hispanic thang or a Democratic thang. The gall of them.

Damn Damn Damn!
Democrats need to get together. The party needs to be unified

so that we can stop scratching each other's eyes out and put an

electable Democrat in office--Barack Obama.
People, I tried to hold all of this in because it actually

hurts to say--it draws tears to my eyes--but just like a sneeze, it had to come out.

Ohio: Isn't This a Shame?!

04 Mar 2008 01:24 pm
Marc Ambinder
The Atlantic.com

Ohio's Secretary of State, an office held by a Democrat, has rebuked Sen. Barack Obama's campaign for trying to staff precincts with poll workers who presented insufficient credentials.

Obama's campaign calls this charge "wrong."

In a memo sent late this morning to county election directors by David M. Farrell, Ohio's
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, a letter carried by Obama supporters -- signed by Obama state director Paul Tewes -- is deemed "not legally sufficient on its own to allow someone to gain access to polling places."

Farrell notes that state law requires that polling observers must be "duly appointed" and have been previously issued a certificate.

The letter from Tewes states the bearer 'is hereby authorized to serve as a legal poll monitor on behalf of the Obama campaign."

The alleged infraction seems minor, but the Clinton campaign has seized on the e-mail from the Secretary of State's office as evidence that the Obama campaign is trying to game the system in Ohio.

A powerful photo of Sen. Obama by Reuters

Important Links

Sen. Obama podcast

Global Poverty Act

The Huffington Post

Sunday, March 02, 2008