Friday, April 11, 2008

How Can A Man Stand Such Poor Times and Live

Obama describes his view of poverty. Long winded lawyers... sheesh.

Poverty: No Product. No Market. No Sale. No Pay.

That's capitalism in eight words or less. Simplistic but true.

Let Brother Cooder say it all.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Meat To The Spit

The John Legend interview Jake Tapper at ABC blogged illustrates that the news coverage of the election has run out of stories. Obama is doing what Nixon did with George Wallace: every issue that resonates, he adopts and the media goes along with that.

Legend can't see beyond the color of his skin. Obama can't see past the demons that have chased him since birth. Hillary sees that poverty is a far more potent source of misery than race. She has more insight than either of them.

Vote your skin color or vote for change. It's that simple. As Mahalia Jackson said, "Get up today and help someone. If you can't today, try again tomorrow."

That is the way to get it done.

It's time to quit pitting the rich against the poor, young against old, white against black, Christian against Muslim. This is how we are manipulated. That is why we are fools fighting in a burning house.

If you are tired being the meat, vote your conscience and your self-interest. When you can figure out how to do both at once, you'll do the right thing.

Otherwise, we are fools for the fooling, meat to the spit, and yet another failed generation.

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