Bailout not wise….

If you have seen my recent statuses (or stati?) and posted items on Facebook, you are well aware of where I stand in light of this bailout plan.
I am agianst it. I think it is not wise. It is a fast “solution” to a problem that has develpoed over a long period of time, almost a decade.
First off, give me one good example of a time when a decade of decay was completely resolved and fixed in one week’s time. This is not possible. I fear that after this “bail out,” Congress will go back to their old ways. The will sign this bill and mark it off their TTD list. They will go back to continue spending money they don’t have. Continue adding more tax money to their salary.
Second off, why are we putting so much hope in Congress!? They are the ones who put us in the hole and now we are asking them to solve the problem? NO. That is stupid! They have motives for their own benefit, they obviously are not representing us the people. If they were really representing us, we would not have been in the hole the first place! We need to elect people who have our agenda, force Congress to think through a solution that will actually work and give them TIME to do it, or allow a third party group to clean up the Congress.
Thirdly, I want to address the bailout plan…
Section A. It is a temporary fix. It is only addressing the smptoms of a bad economy and is not actually dealing with the fundamental economic issues that are really at hand and the root of all our problems.
Section B. The bail out, it more of a benifit to Wall Street and NOT a benifit to home owners. Agian, Congress have their own motives. They look good for “fixing” something from a national perspective, but really the members of their individual respective states are suffering. The home owners are still losing. Debt and finaincial crisis is still there and it is not going away.
Section C. Look at their soluion….they want more of our tax money. They are not sacrificing anything. They are getting more pork. They are still very secure as Congressmen. They are porking it up….porking up our tax money to fix a problem they created! I hate this!
Fourthly, I hate this becuase my generation is left victim. I am going to be paying for the mistakes of these white head old men long after tehy are dead and gone. Their solution demands my sacrifice but not thiers. They will rot and die and I will still be giving them money.
My generation, I pray learns to be NOTHING like these stupid selfish sandbagging greeds in the White House. This actually is a great oppurtunity for the younger, smarter generation of political leaders to step up and do the right thing, to represent the common folks and save America and its debt. But it also will be the hardest thing my generation has ever done. It will be a challenge and there will be the tempation for them to fall into the same mistakes and fall into the same pockets of greed and debt. But I have a high hopes for my generation. (for now.)

Just a Question

why are conservatives upset about Evangelist manifesto? I don’t get it.
I think that the manifesto is great and even if people are not signing it, we can at least reflect on and work with some of the ideas pointed out in the document and critic our own faith system.
What is the big deal?,_Politics_Stirs_Up_Religious_Right.htmGo to fullsize image

Tiger… really he is a tiger

Tiger is a killer….

Tiger Woods plays 91 holes and now he is OUT for the rest of the season again!
He went agianst what the doctor told him and played…I mean WON the U.S. Open in extra holes.
That man is ridiculous! He was not his full self. He was hurt, he was slow, he had to use every once of his strenght to get through the rounds, yet he still was competitive, yet he still won.
Talk about mentally tough!

obama clinton???

probably unlikely….

A little over ten days ago, Hilary surrendered and endorsed Obama for the democratic nomination for the 2008 election for Presidency.
Right after the endorsement, the media did what it does best and stressed the question: “Will Obama select Clinton as VP?” and “Wouldn’t that be your best move after such a long hard race?”
Obama and crew wisely pushed the question aside and said it would be best to think it over, let time pass and the storm to weather over before making such an important decision.

One issue with this whole concept is that VPs have and always will be chosen at the Conventions…it is too early for a final decision and you are not going to get one.

I honestly do not think that Obama will select Clinton for several reasons:
1. Obama is not going to want 2 1st on the same ticket, too risky.
2. Clinton is too alike on so many issues, and too far apart on other issues
just not a compatible fit
3. Obama does not need Hillary to get Hillary’s voters.
4. Obama needs to focus more on getting voters from the other side of the fence, by selecting a more conservative, more Christian, older, stoic moderate

In the news today, “

Clinton, Fundraisers To Meet With Obama”

According to the article, it seems that Obama is not considering Clinton for the ticket. This makes sense to me. although a Clinton donor on Monday called a “slap in the face.”

Instant replay and baseball

So recently that has been a lot of talk about installing instant replay in baseball, the great American sport!

Are you kidding me? that is ridiculous! Baseball is already slow enough! If you add in instant replay then it will take longer. Instant replay will also be a negative because fans will take over the game….if you give the fans a chance to scrutinize every single call, the games will take days.

The reason NFL replay works is b/c the game is so fast, no one has time to complain about the small little mistakes that take place and are okay. The fans only want to see that one or maybe two plays per game that will make or break the game.

In baseball, the game is SO SLOW that fans will scrutinize and challenge/review/ replay EVERY single error, call, mistake. Was he safe? was that a strike? Is that REALLY a foul ball, how did the empire miss that call REPLAY! REPLAY! REPLAY!

It will be TOO MUCH. Don’t do it! You will lose average fans like me.

Obama a Christian?

Post popular on Myspace:
Who is Barack Obama?

Probable U. S. presidential candidate, Barack Hussein Obama was
born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., a black
from Nyangoma-Kogel, Kenya and Ann Dunham, a white ATHEIST from
Wichita, Kansas.
Obama’s parents met at the
University of Hawaii. When Obama was two years old, his parents
divorced. His father returned to Kenya. His
mother then married Lolo Soetoro, a RADICAL
Muslim from Indonesia.?
When Obama was 6 years old, the family relocate to
Indonesia. Obama
attended a MUSLIM school in Jakarta. He also spent two
years in a Catholic school.

Obama takes great care to conceal the fact that he is a Muslim. He
is quick to point out that, “He was once a
Muslim, but that he also
attended Catholic school.”

Obama’s political handlers are attempting to make it appear that
he is not a

Obama’s introduction to Islam came via his father, and that
this influence was temporary at best. In reality, the senior Obama
returned to Kenya soon after the divorce, and never again had any
influence over his son’s education.

Lolo Soetoro, the second husband of Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham,
introduced his stepson to Islam. Obama was
enrolled in a Wahabi school
in Jakarta.

Wahabism is the RADICAL
teaching that is followed by the Muslim terrorists who are now
waging Jihad against the western world. Since
it is politically expedient to be a
CHRISTIAN when seeking major public office in the United States,
Barack Hussein Obama has joined the United Church of Christ in an
attempt to
downplay his Muslim
background. ALSO, keep in mind that when he was sworn
into office he DID NOT use the Holy Bible, but instead the Koran.

Barack Hussein Obama will NOT recite the Pledge of Allegiance nor
will he show any reverence for our flag. While others place their
over their hearts, Obama turns his back to the flag and slouches.

Let us all remain alert concerning Obama’s expected presidential

The Muslims have said they plan on destroying the US from the
inside out, what better way to start than at the highest level –
through the President of the United States, one of their own!!!!

Please forward to everyone you know. Would you want this man
leading our country?……


  • Obama has been in the news a lot recently regarding religion. Clinton’s camp and some extreme Republican camps have came out and tried to say that he is/was a Muslim.
  • His middle name is Hussein, this should be a non-issue but some people have radical opinions about this.
  • Obama is actually a Christian and has been promoting this clearly lately.
  • He is a Christian, but should a Christian vote for him?
    Some say “Yes”
    Others say “No”

  • Interesting video where Obama talks about these things:
  • Obama’s social political platform

  • Obama’s talk on abortion and faith:
    [An abortion protester at a campaign event] handed me a pamphlet. “Mr. Obama, I know you’re a Christian, with a family of your own. So how can you support murdering babies?”

    I told him I understood his position but had to disagree with it. I explained my belief that few women made the decision to terminate a pregnancy casually; that any pregnant woman felt the full force of the moral issues involved when making that decision; that I feared a ban on abortion would force women to seek unsafe abortions, as they had once done in this country. I suggested that perhaps we could agree on ways to reduce the number of women who felt the need to have abortions in the first place.

    “I will pray for you,” the protester said. “I pray that you have a change of heart.” Neither my mind nor my heart changed that day, nor did they in the days to come. But that night, before I went to bed, I said a prayer of my own-that I might extend the same presumption of good faith to others that had been extended to me.

    Source: The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama, p.197-8 Oct 1, 2006

  • Finally if that were not enough Obama has got a lot of attention due to good ole Reverend Wright.

In the end it is your choice

Unsettling News: High School Graduation Rates

Only 1 of 2 students graduate high school in US cities: study
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Three out of 10 US public school students do not graduate from high school, and major city school districts only graduate one out of two students, according to a study released Tuesday.

According to many news sources-like this one– (and not like the Y! article that I mentioned above) and a study cited in the articles done by EPE Research Center and the America Promise Alliance, US HS graduation rates are often over-inflated. When you hear many schools around the nation say that they have 80% or high graduation rate, the number could be misleading. There are several various ways schools measure the “graduation rate.” Law-makers are pushing to unify the definition and measurements devices used to determine graduation rates nationwide.
The study showed that in larger city schools graduation rate is close to and sometimes right below 50% while in sub-urban schools it is closer to 70% and in the rural areas closer to 75%.
Here is a full extensive report/ PDF if you are interested.

This is concerning and startling. It surprises me too because on one end of the spectrum, in America, we have high competition and stress about which college/university students should be going to to get the best education and a mindset that High School is just a brief stepping stone (of course “you are GOING to graduate High School, you are going to college!!”) I have spent a lot of my life a part of and around this group of people. I was apart of it. I am grateful of my parents and their financial help to get me through to receive my BA. They have left me to get my MA, on my own, which is okay. But now I am starting to feel the pressure. And I am starting to relate to the other end of the spectrum. But I am no where near he point where I can self-righteously say I can relate to not having a High School Diploma. That would be tough especially in today’s economy and the job competition I was talking about earlier. Some times as very fortunate people, living in and around other fortunate people, we often forget about the other guys who are not as fortunate. So I am calling for prayers and support for people who have tough situations and do not finish High School. The cities are tough places. So let’s support Urban Youth Ministries.