Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Political Cartoons: Twenty Years After

President Bush is making a speech blaming the poor economy on Congress...

Twenty Years After

Oh for the good old days.....

Jeremiah Wright – Self-Appointed Messiah of the Black Church Community

I watched Jeremiah Wright’s performance at the National press Club yesterday and I thought: when is this schoolboy going to grow up? It was an immense ego trip for the guy who single handedly is destroying Obama’s attempt to become the first Black American president.

Wright tried to be his own Bill Cosby, but looked more like a fifth grader (sorry fifth graders) making a show and tell presentation. All he wanted to show was how conceited he is; all he wanted to tell the world that attacking him was an attack on the Black Church.

Who appointed him as the spokesperson for the Black church? Is he so big headed that he actually believes this stuff? How many African Americans does Wright know that have been given a $1.5 million dollar home by their workplaces? This ministerial maverick has been living in wealth for so long, that he has forgotten the pain in his community.

Any other pastor who caused a presidential candidate so much trouble would have taken a sabbatical and kept out of the headlines. Wright is bent on wrecking Obama and veils his hypocrisy in, you’ve guessed it, biblical quotations.

And as for his unpatriotic, vitriolic You-tubed sermon comments about America, he totally “nullified” the issue by saying if you haven’t heard the rest of the sermon, then sound byte viewers don’t know what they are talking about.

Perception in politics is reality, ministerial man. If you don’t understand that one, then you don’t know what the rest of America is talking about.

Bring it home, preacher man, and give Obama a fighting chance. Don’t become a millstone around his neck. This is the first time that the African American community has a real opportunity of having a Black President. Take your controversial circus act out of town until the 6th of November. Otherwise, in years to come, the name Jeremiah Wright may become synonymous with Benedict Arnold and Judas Iscariot in both the African American community and the field of politics.

And, as for one of the biblical quotations that you paraphrased to suit yourself the other day, here’s what it actually says:
Proverbs 17:28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.

Perhaps you should reflect upon the verses that directly follow it:
Proverbs 18:1, 2
1 An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment.
2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Political Cartoons: Wright Behind You

Oh Boy! Obama's in trouble...

Wright Behind You

After the election is over, the name Jeremiah Wright may become synonymous with that of Benedict Arnold, Quisling, and Judas Iscariot

Rush Limbaugh: More Un-American than Obama?

He sits behind his golden microphone each week day and broadcasts to millions of loyal conservatives across the nation. He cajoles the tedious Democrat Campaign over the airwaves and urges his myriads of listeners to dedicate their primary votes to his own cause: Operation Chaos.

Rush believes that Republicans can screw up the Democrat nomination’s process and thus render a death blow to the Democrat hopefuls in November. He has faith in his own audience and his conception; the only thing wrong with that is this: it’s un-American.

Instead of letting the American people vote for their own candidates in these final races, Rush wants to spoil the whole process. Depending upon who is the underdog in each State, Rush urges his listeners to vote for either Hillary or Obama. He wants the race to be very close, so that the Super Delegates will have to make a semi-unpopular choice of nominee for the party. Limbaugh gleefully gloats that his operation is ruining the Democrat party and deludes his audience into thinking that they are creating havoc for their opponents. It’s just one big joke on the election process; but it’s also unpatriotic.

It’s un-American because it goes against the forces of freedom in a Republic. He’s trying to squander the votes and voices of conservatives by making them do something that goes against their will: voting for Hillary Clinton. For almost a decade, the United States became the laughing stock of the world because of the shenanigans in the Whitehouse during the Clinton administrations. Are conservatives willing to set aside their furor over those wilderness years and let Clinton win States like Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania? Is Indiana going to become rich pickings for the Clinton campaign just because of the Limbaugh Luddites?

This is a foolish philosophy and one that has the potential of backfiring on those Republicans who voted for Clinton in the primaries. In the long run, Obama was an easier target in November because of his waffling and woeful inexperience. What Limbaugh has done is re-galvanize a failing Clinton campaign, making her the comeback Queen, which has the potential of running her all the way to the Whitehouse. When she was ready to be picked off a couple of months ago, Limbaugh resuscitated her campaign. Instead of ensuring that there was one less candidate, he has allowed this to drag on, breathing life into the more formidable candidate, instead of letting superficial Obama climb to the top.

Come November, the Democrats will remember what the Limbaughtarians tried to do and will come together in a show of strength that will ruin McCain’s chances. And then what will the loyal Limbaugh listeners do? They will regret following the foolish advice of this broadcast blowhard and their idealistic icon will fall from the golden pedestal that he has created for himself.

Conservatives voting for Clinton was the death-knell to our influence in the GOP. And Limbaugh is to blame. Remember this caveat: be careful who you vote for in the primaries; she may become President in November.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Political Cartoons: The Last Round

TGIT! The Last Round of a weary year long, God awful process...

The Last Round

Come on Pennsylvania, end it tomorrow! PLEEEASE!!!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Political Cartoons: Everything's Rosy!

Hillary is really scraping the bottom of the barrel. Trying to spin unemployment as an opportunity for resilience and optimism is about as low and uncaring as a politician can get.

Everything's Rosy

The end is coming soon...

Vote for tennessee Today! Tomorrow will be too late!

Hi all, something different for a Friday. I'm one of the ten finalists in a funny caption contest. The voting ends today. All the other contestants are calling upon their friends, families & neighbors to vote for them.

They also give me a lot of shtick because I'm from Tennessee, amongst a group of Northerners. Could you do me a favor? Could you visit the following webpage and vote for me, Stushie?


I have to show this lot that living in the South is a good thing.


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Political Cartoons: Pause for Thought

I feel like a right dipstick. I voted for this joker twice in a row. I thought he would stabilize Iraq and keep America strong! What a crock!

Pause for Thought

Never, never, never again!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Hoots Mon! Celebrate World Tartan Day

Sunday April 6th is World Tartan Day, so wherever you are inTennessee, wear your plaids and tartans! Practically everyone in Appalachia has a Scots-Irish connection, so celebrate the day by wearing your most colorful plaids.

In Knoxville, Erin Presbyterian Church will be hosting a Kirking of the Tartans worship service. A piper, a drummer, and some kilted representatives of the Scottish Society of Knoxville will be present. They will be proudly bearing their Scottish clan banners and presenting them for a blessing by the minister.

Scottish pastor John Stuart, who is a regular Monday guest on The Voice (WQBB 1040AM 10-12noon weekdays), will be conducting the service. One of John’s ancestors, Captain John Stuart, was the first Superintendent of the Cherokee nation, and was stationed at Fort Loudon centuries ago.

During the service, Pastor Stuart will explain the story about the blessing of the Tartans, which informally began in the 17th century when the Scots were prohibited from wearing their plaids. Three centuries later, Scots preacher Peter Marshall, who was Chaplain to the Senate on Capitol Hill, revived the ceremony which is celebrated throughout the United States.

The worship service and parade begin at 11.00AM. Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy the spectacle!

Erin Church is located on Lockett Road, which is just off Kingston Pike on Bearden Hill.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Marathon Mania

Give it up, Hillary...you're wearing the Party out!

Marathon Mania

And China...FREE TIBET!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Email Fiasco from the Mayor's Office

Victoria De Freese was correct in refusing to hand over her emails. She was applying and affirming both her State and Constitutional Rights.

I've read the Tennessee Open records Act and found this interesting section about emails:

§ 10-7-512. Electronic mail communications systems -- Monitoring of electronic mail communications --
Policy required
(a) On or before July 1, 2000, the state or any agency, institution, or political subdivision thereof that operates or
maintains an electronic mail communications system shall adopt a written policy on any monitoring of electronic
mail communications and the circumstances under which it will be conducted.
(b) The policy shall include a statement that correspondence of the employee in the form of electronic mail may be
a public record under the public records law and may be subject to public inspection under this part.

Commissioners are not employees of the Mayor, they are representatives of the people, so he cannot request commissioners' records.

Furthermore, if Ms. DeFreese has received emails which were written to her own personal email service, then they are not part of the County's email system. The mayor can only look at emails which were written by employees of the County to the commissioner through the County email address system, but he cannot look at anything that was dispatched or sent via her personal email address - that would trample all over her rights as an American citizen.

Finally, we can now all request the emails of the Sixth floor during the Tyler Harber era...

Chill Out, Folks!

Bill Clinton is offering advice to Democrat supporters...

Chill Out, Folks

...but it just might be too little, too late.