Archive for August, 2013

The case for Bombing The Syrian Government!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2013 by sheriffali

The Proof of evidence that warrants bombing Syria are the thousand plus dead women, men and children from chemical warfare that is indisputable. For those who have always wanted to belittle Obama and the Democrats that are most of the time “spineless,” if we, who are always claiming to be the Leader of the World and are always perpetuating Human-Rights, Democracy and Freedom for all just sit by and do nothing, then, the worst is yet to come.

 

And it wouldn’t only be in and from Syria, but Iran, North Korea and the disenchanted and envious South American Countries that are buttressed in their hate for the United States, by our nemesis, CHINA and Russia! Both China and Russia are no friends of America, they are ruthless to their own people and the only agenda on their minds “is the overloaded avarice for power to usurp the United States.” God help us all if they ever achieve their goals.

 

As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. so eloquently stated; “injustice anywhere could become injustice everywhere!” The Talking-Heads in the media and the always whining disrepute should just shut up and allow the President and his Military Advisors to handle this matter. Since becoming President, Obama has always shown himself to be the reluctant warrior and seeks no fanfare of warmongering.

 

It is insane to compare former President George W. Bush with President Obama! Bush threw us in unforgiving waters and Obama threw us the lifeline and rescued us!

 

Deplorable Human Tragedy!

Deplorable Human Tragedy!

 

We cannot deny that there isn’t still a race problem in America, but we also cannot deny that we have made enormous progress!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2013 by sheriffali

What Oxygen is to the lung, such is hope for the meaning of life.”

 

Despite all of America’s imperfections, she still stands at the top of the Pleiades of Nations. Former President Abraham Lincoln was quite honest when he said that; “He did not control events and that events control him.” As it was for President Lincoln, for the most part it has been the same for the former and present Presidents.

 

We all must be mindful that History does not adhere to our anxiety of timing, but rather, it lends itself to its own pace. American History cannot be studied backwards, it must be dwelled upon in the present, encompassing, all of the past as a guide to the great ongoing journey of American History.

 

If we are to continue on this marvelous journey, then, from our Leaders to every citizen, “we must not see ourselves as being better than others; we must allow wisdom to guide us to see that we are only different.”

 

On this great day; the 50th Anniversary of the greatest speech of the 20th Century, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “I have a dream” speech, will always be a work in progress. If we awake from that dream, then we would be subjected to the loss of hope for better tomorrows for the present and future generations!

 MARTIN L KING-LYNDON JOHNSON-JOHN KENNEDY

In his father’s anger the child lost four fingers; in his father’s remorse, he committed suicide!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2013 by sheriffali

While a man was polishing his new car, his young son picked up a stone and scratched a line on the side of the car. In anger, the man took his child’s hand and hit it many times; not realizing he was using a wrench. At the hospital the child lost all four fingers due to multiple fractures.

 

When the child saw his father with painful eyes he asked, “Dad, when will my fingers grow back? The father was so hurt and speechless he went back to his car and kicked it several times. Devastated by his own actions sitting next to the car he looked at the scratches; the child had written; “LOVE YOU DAD.” The next day the child’s Dad committed suicide.

 

Anger and love have no limits; chose the latter and irrespective of what each new day brings, you would be thankful and happy. You see in the final analysis;

 

“Things are to be used and people are to be loved, but the problem in today’s world is that, People are used and things are loved!”

 

For the remainder of this year let us all be mindful to keep this incident in its proper perspective;

 

“Things are to be used, but People are to be loved.”

 

It may be a blessing for us to remember to watch our thoughts for they become words; watch our words for they become actions; watch our actions, they become habits; watch our habits for they become character and we must watch our character for it becomes our destiny.

The Will of God will never take you to where the Grace of God will not protect you, so, the best use of life is love; the best expression of love is time and the best time to love, is now!

WILL AND GRACE OF GOD 8-23-13

Millionaires in Congress with Darrell Issa ranked the highest with a Net Worth of 355.4 Million Dollars! However, some in Congress are middle class.

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2013 by sheriffali

Millionaires in Congress with Darrell Issa ranked the highest with a Net Worth of 355.4 Million Dollars! However, some in Congress are middle class.

 

Some in Congress are too busy filling their pockets, hence the reason why the American People’s wellbeing is of no interest to these avarice ridden despots!

 

However, some in Congress are middle class but we can’t be sure that when they get into the Millionaires Club, whether nor not they would still care as they do now!

 

Rep. Darrell Issa (top left) was the top earner in Congress with a net worth of $355.4M while his liberal colleague from California, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (top right) has $24.4M to her name. Kirsten Gillibrand (bottom left) and Marco Rubio (bottom right) are, in contrast. earning press coverage but not much money.

 

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa topped The Hill’s list of the wealthiest member of Congress with a fortune of $355 million to his name. With multimillionaires among the lawmakers walking the gilded halls of power, it leaves others like Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., labeled “as barely in the black” with a net worth of $166,000. 

 

Issa, a California congressman, has a net worth that far exceeds even the second richest Capitol inhabitant, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, whose wife Linda is the heiress to the Clear Channel Communications fortune.

 MILLIONAIRES IN CONGRESS 08-21-13

We must remember our past before we condemn those that are fighting to find their own; “HOME OF THE FREE AND LAND OF THE BRAVE.”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2013 by sheriffali

America must remember its own past before condemning Egypt and the other Arab Nations, as they seek Democracy and a better way of life!

 

Despite our Declaration of Independence as described in the brief summary below, we had our own Civil War that lasted from 1861 to 1865 when Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant. Approximately SIX HUNDRED AND TWENTY THOUSAND people lost their lives, so we must be mindful and considerate as other Nations, seek to FIND their own; “HOME OF THE FREE AND LAND OF THE BRAVE.

 

[The Declaration’s most important diplomatic effect was to allow for recognition of the United States by friendly foreign governments. The Sultan of Morocco mentioned American ships in a consular document in 1777, but Congress had to wait until the 1778 Treaty of Alliance with France for a formal recognition of U.S. independence. The Netherlands acknowledged U.S. independence in 1782. Although Spain joined the war against Great Britain in 1779, it did not recognize U.S. independence until the 1783 Treaty of Paris. Under the terms of the treaty, which ended the War of the American Revolution, Great Britain officially acknowledged the United States as a sovereign and independent nation.]

 

The people of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and other Arab countries are no different than we were when we were trying to find out way to Self Governance. Democracy is a noble objective, but it is messy and filled with death, destruction and stained with blood. We need to step back and stop being so self-righteous in our condemnation of the Arab Spring, because it is going to take more than a couple of years for these people to sort of their differences and become Nations of Law and Order.

 

We must not forget that we “propped-up” many of the Dictators in this region of the world that literally brutalized their people for decades and we did so for our own self interest; – OIL. Rather than the Politicians using every opportunity to demoralize these people just like the News Media, we need to nurture them with HOPE that one day they too will enjoy the sacrifices they are making.

 

There are skirmishes in several of these countries but our Civil War was fought in thousands of different places, from southern Pennsylvania to Texas; from New Mexico to the Florida Cost and the majority of the fighting took place in the states of Virginia and Tennessee. Our Civil War was also contested on the Atlantic Ocean as far off as the coast of France, the Gulf of Mexico, and the brown water of the Mississippi River and its tributaries.

Just look at the New York Times Head Line!

             Hundreds die!

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/15/world/middleeast/egypt.html?hp&_r=0

USA CIVIL WAR 1861-1865

Swiss apologize for encounter Oprah Winfrey calls racist!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2013 by sheriffali

Switzerland is a glamorous playground of the rich and famous, filled with glitterati from princes to movie stars. It’s also a land with a sometimes uneasy relationship with foreigners — especially when they aren’t white. [AP]

Billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey says she ran into Swiss racism when a clerk at Trois Pommes, a pricey Zurich boutique, refused to show her a $38,000 handbag, telling one of the world’s richest women that she wouldn’t be able to afford it. Winfrey earned $77 million in the year ending in June, according to Forbes magazine.

“She said: ‘No, no, no, you don’t want to see that one. You want to see this one. Because that one will cost too much; you will not be able to afford that,'” Winfrey, appearing on the U.S. television program “Entertainment Tonight,” quoted the clerk as saying. “And I said, ‘Well, I did really want to see that one.’ And she refused to get it.”

She brought up the incident during an interview about her new movie, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” which opens next week and focuses on civil rights and race relations in the U.S. She was asked to open up about her own experiences with discrimination.

Swiss tourism officials and the boutique owner were quick to offer apologies Friday. “We are very sorry for what happened to her, of course, because we think all of our guests and clients should be treated respectfully, in a professional way,” Daniela Baer, a spokeswoman for the Swiss tourism office, told The Associated Press.

The tourism office also posted an apology on Twitter, saying, “This person acted terribly wrong.” The newspaper Blick described the bag as a crocodile-leather Tom Ford design named for actress Jennifer Aniston, a fan of the American designer. It quoted Goetz as saying the bag was priced at 35,000 Swiss francs.

 Boutique owner Trudie Goetz told Swiss public broadcaster SRF that she believed the incident was a misunderstanding when the store clerk, who is mainly an Italian speaker, explained how expensive the bag was.

“I’m very sorry about this incident,” Goetz said. “And this can only happen because of a communication problem and a misunderstanding. “The shop assistant apparently asked her (Oprah) if she would like to see the bag, but she apparently said ‘No, I just want to look’. And then she (Oprah) asked how much the bag costs and she (the employee) told her how much the bag was.”

Goetz added that “I believe she rather said something like ‘we have some less expensive’ — ‘we also have some less expensive bags’ and not ‘it’s too expensive for you.’ ” Winfrey was in Switzerland to attend the wedding of her longtime friend Tina Turner, who has lived in Zurich for many years and has been quoted saying how much she enjoys living among the Swiss. Turner was granted a passport earlier this year, a process that typically takes years.

Goetz, who was photographed at Turner’s wedding, stressed that the Oprah incident “has nothing to do with racism — really. Tina Turner is one of my best friends and it’s out of the question (that this has anything to do with racism).”

About 23 percent of Switzerland’s 8 million residents are non-Swiss, and the country earned more than $39 billion from tourism in 2011. Last year, though, a government-appointed commission reported that immigrants, tourists, asylum-seekers and “people of a different skin color” can encounter “xenophobia and racism in certain areas of life.”

 The nationalistic Swiss People’s Party, which has the largest number of seats in the federal parliament, has won support through claims that immigrants can bring crime and social problems to a country that has been an oasis of stability even in Europe’s darkest days.

In recent years, the People’s Party has successfully campaigned to ban the construction of minarets in a country that has about 400,000 Muslims, and to tighten the nation’s asylum law. Swiss lawmakers also narrowly rejected a proposal to ban veils worn by some Muslim women in public.

And this week, a row broke out over plans to bar asylum-seekers living in the small town of Bremgarten from visiting public swimming pools and attending schools. Human Rights Watch said the agreement by the Swiss migration office to let the town impose “house rules” to limit access to schools and sports facilities violates international law.

It wasn’t the first time Winfrey has taken issue with treatment at a ritzy European boutique. In 2005, she was turned away from a Hermes shop in Paris 15 minutes after closing time. The store said it was closed for a private event.

 A Hermes executive appeared on Winfrey’s talk show to apologize for the “rigid and rude” behavior of the employee. Winfrey complimented Hermes on its response — including sensitivity training for employees — and urged viewers to buy the company’s products.

In “The Butler,” Winfrey plays the wife of a butler who is a witness to history, from the cotton fields of Georgia to the White House. It is based loosely on the career of Eugene Allen, a black man who served as a White House butler from the Eisenhower through Reagan administrations.

During the TV interview, Winfrey said that “true racism is about being able to have power over somebody else,” and that she sometimes encounters it along with sexism in boardrooms. Then she recounted the incident in Zurich while she went shopping alone.

“Obviously, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ is not shown in Zurich. So this doesn’t happen to me unless somebody obviously doesn’t know that it’s me,” she said. A spokesman for Zurich’s tourist office, Christian Trottmann, called the incident “very regrettable” and said it obviously hurts the image of a friendly, world-class city accustomed to different cultures.

OPRAH WINFREY AUGUST 10 2013

 

 

WANNABES dishing out capriciousness to America’s brainwashed and the uninformed!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2013 by sheriffali

Erin Burnett, all of you WANNABES trying to be Barbara Walters, Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw and other “real” News men and women, who brought us the news unvarnished and who wasn’t trying to make a name for themselves, I am sorry to say, but, in today’s “garbage for news world, you people disgust me.

 

You sit on your behind and call people that you know and some are so willing to get on TV that they concoct stories for which you all add to the nonsense and help to further brain wash the uninformed, passing total “crap” as fact or news or both.

 

Both Hillary Clinton and President Obama have taken responsibility for what transpired in Benghazi, but like Fox News, CNN and some of their Hosts like you, work overtime to diminish our country’s credibility. Yes, it is sad that we lost our Ambassador and others when the Consulate Office was attacked, but that doesn’t give you all a license to “run down your country.”

 

I do believe that you know damn well that the CIA that occupied the Annex to the American Consulate’s Office in Benghazi, were there trying to prevent a bad situation from becoming worse.

 

“The CIA Agents that were there was retrieving as much of the weapons that fell into the Opposition Hands that overthrew Kaddafi, in order to try and prevent another new forty-two years of “Lunatic Rule.”   

 

Like life, Business or anything else in this mortal world, there are times when things go wrong and people either lose their lives or get injured. But, to listen to some in the media continually spew phantasmagoric rationales and internecine ideas, just to keep their “one hour show,” it is despicable!

WANNABES AUG 8 2013