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Radical Muslims: Love Osama Bin Laden, Hate America

Before I viewed this segment on CNN I had no clue as to what a Radical Muslim was nor a brother of the “Revolution Muslim” and I definitely didn’t know that they were here living here in the United States and were filled with rage and hate for America and Americans. 

As I watched, it shook me to hear Younes Abdullah Mohammed one of the Brothers of the “Revolution Muslim” state that they are

Commanded to terrorize the disbelievers

With disbelievers being anyone who is not a Muslim. Here is a video of Mohammed and Yousef al-Khattab explaining why they hate America informing the CNN correspondent that America will be a target until it changes its nature in the international arena. They go on to express hatred for President Barack Obama and love for Osama Bin Laden. Yousef al-Khattab eagerly expresses how much he loves Bin Laden and shows no remorse for the thousands of innocent Americans killed on 911 under orders from Osama Bin Laden. He states that he saw nothing wrong with the killings.

The Radical Muslims have said that they do not incite violence or preach a message of terrorism, yet they stand outside the 96th Street Mosque in Manhattan where messages of peace and non-violence are being taught and attempt to recruit fellow muslims to “rise up” and do as they are commanded. (Younes Abdullah Mohammed says in the video that they are commanded to terrorize Americans)

A quick google of Revolution Muslim brought me here.

As you can see, just as the Brothers of the ‘Revolution Muslim” are calling on all Muslims to rise up above freedom and democracy this site basically reflects the same thoughts of terrorism and hatred for America.

BGT Sentiments: I remember back when 911 happened so many people were in mourning of their slain loved ones. The United States was grieving. The country had been attacked and now everyone felt vulnerable. Well people like the Radical Muslims were most likely sitting back laughing at the many Americans shedding tears due to 911. They were impressed with the success of the terrorist attacks and were commending Osama Bin Laden for what they saw as a good deed. This makes me wonder why the United States is still so lax on who they allow into the country. The enemy is right under our nose and we call him/her a U.S. citizen. We protect them with constitutional rights, when they hate the very country that protects them. They hate the very idea of living here, so they plot to terrorize and kill us, yet we continue to have an open door policy. This bothers me. It almost makes me want to say they should all go back. If you hate it so much, why come to the USA? Why come to a land that you hate everything about?  We have soldiers, police officers, firemen and countless other public servants that protect and serve these very people who wish them dead. They commend such acts as the Fort Hood killings  and threats against the President of the USA. They are filled with hatred and are fueled to terrorize innocent people when they have the same  freedom and equal rights as the very people they hate…..

I Have a Problem with Joe Jackson

JJacksonI have a problem with Joe Jackson. No, I don’t personally know Joe Jackson, but in my opinion he is one of those fellas who you can smell the jerk oozing through his pours. I may be wrong, but I believe that having Joe Jackson as a father was a major contribution to Michael Jackson’s “issues”.  I know that MJ fans hate to admit that Michael had some “issues”, but let’s face facts, he did.

I think these issues began way back in the day when Poppa Joe decided that his boys would form a group and make him some money. Joe Jackson claims that the movie  The Jacksons was not a completely true picture of life in the Jackson home, but most people, myself included, believe that Joe was nothing to play with. He claims that he never beat his children  and that as a matter of fact, Katherine, their mother spanked the children more than he did, since he was away from home a lot, working two jobs. I can believe that Katherine spanked….and I can definitely believe that Joe beat.

click here to watch Joe Jackson on Larry King Live.

jjackson1Then there has been Joe’s heinous behavior since Michael Jackson passed away. At the BET Awards 2009 Joe was interviewed on the red carpet and he showed no compassion and honestly seemed as if he had no clue as to how the rest of his family was doing. Neither did he show much concern or signs of grief for losing a son. Not only did he seem detached from the happenings of the family, but Joe seemed to care more about his own “career.” While being interviewed by John Lemon of CNN Joe Jackson went on to give a shameless plug of his new record company and had his publicist to read a prepared statement.

It has also been said that  Joe has approached Michael’s children in an attempt to have them form a music group and do some touring. Joe says this is a bunch of jive, but in my opinion showing no compassion for the death of your own son is more than a  bunch of jive.

Video of Joe on the red carpet acting like a jive turkey.

Regardless of what Joe has to say, there is some underlying reason why his son would write him out of his will. There has to be some reason his wife of over fifty years lives in one home and he lives in another. There definitely is a problem and I think that problem is Joe Jackson!

Piracy on the High Seas

art_halyburton_navy Maybe I have just been out of the loop and uninformed, but I had no idea that pirates still existed. I can’t really say that before this chain of events I even believed pirates ever really existed. For me; pirates were one of those things that you don’t really believe in but you don’t put in the complete fairytale category. When I saw in the news that Somalian pirates had hijacked a US crew ship and had taken the captain hostage I was shocked. How could this have happened? I had no clue that there were modern day pirates and that ships were still being hijacked at sea.

I was amazed when reading these articles

U.S. Crew Ship: Pirates Holding Captain

They outran the pirates for between three and five hours,” Murphy said. “They were finally overtaken, substantial gunfire involved.”   -from CBS News

Pirates Vow to Kill U.S., French Sailors

“We have decided to kill U.S. and French sailors if they happen to be among our future hostages,” said Abdullahi Ahmed, a member of a pirate group based at Harardhere, a coastal town in central Somalia.”      -from CNN.com

New Wave of Somali Pirate Attacks

US President Barack Obama promised on Monday to “halt the rise of piracy” in one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.   -from BBC News

 Halt…I didn’t even know it was taking place. I found some very interesting info on this Q&A of Somali Piracy.  It was devastating to hear of Somalia’s extremely poor economy which plays a major part in why some of these young men have become pirates. Read more here —>Young Somalis Lured by Piracy Riches

Now the question arises on how the captured pirates should be punished –> Obama Seeks to Halt Piracy on High Seas


 

President Barack Obama

Barack Obama- Hope for what was seemingly Lost

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Not too long ago the hope of ever seeing a black man become president of the United States of America was sullen… for many there was no hope, even the dreams that some clung on to were tattered and fading. For countless years they had heard of and/or witnessed the discrimination and inequality that for many had become a way of life. These people were strong people, determined people, people who wanted justice, were grateful for their freedom and knew how long and tiresome the fight had been. They knew Rosa’s story, some marched with Martin when he fought the good fight. They believed in Martin’s dream and even though the odds were against them, they knew the fight was worth fighting. Then Martin was taken away from them. It were as if everything good that was ever given to them as a people only lasted for a season and that season was never long enough for the fight to be won.  They dreamed that one day their diminishing hope would return in the form of something real. Barack Obama is that something real.

Upon his nomination for the presidential candidacy many were skeptical. They knew there was something about him, but with years of disappointments logged in their memory banks and the only progression being millimeters instead of leaps and bounds, it wasn’t easy to believe. It was hard to believe that maybe, just maybe their something real was happening. After all, who wanted to believe again when each and every time they believed, their hope was snatched from underneath them? It was hard for those who had fought, lived through the fight or even had the fight instilled in them to believe that someone that looked like them had a chance to become the President of the United States of America. It was unforeseen that in their lifetime someone that looked like them could represent them, could understand their plight and fight for what they believed in.

It took some time, but they began to believe again. They wanted to hear what this man had to say. Not just because he looked like them, but because something about his connection to the people lured them in. Something about how his words felt right made them feel included in his fight.

 They also felt a since of warmth for the notion that he loved someone who looked like them, who connected to them, who could be their mother, sister, aunt or wife.

Their Black Love was admired and respected.

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I stand with those people whose chests are swollen with pride today. I stand with those people who truthfully didn’t foresee a black man becoming president anytime in the foreseeable future. I stand with those people who appreciate Barack Obama’s commitment to the people and admire his dedication to family and to this country.

I stand with those that know the fight continues. 

Congratulations President Barack Obama!

Barack Obama sworn in as President of  The United States of America from CNN.com

MSNBC Special Inauguration Coverage

Inauguration 2009 from the Memphis Commercial Appeal

2009 Presidential Inauguration

BET Inauguration Celebration

Barack Obama- A History in Photos from Rolling Stone Magazine

BGT blog entry on Barack Obama as President of the USA

Scream Bloody Murder

Did anyone watch the CNN Documentary on genocide titled “Scream Bloody Murder” ? It originally aired December 4th, but it is being replayed several times.  I caught a portion of it Sunday night and I was appalled. This documentary is informative and eye opening for those who aren’t informed of the horror known as genocide.

gen·o·cide    (jěn’ə-sīd’)  n.   The systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group.

genocide 
1944, apparently coined by Polish-born U.S. jurist Raphael Lemkin in his work “Axis Rule in Occupied Europe” [p.19], in reference to Nazi extermination of Jews, lit. “killing a tribe,” from Gk.
genos “race, kind” (see genus) + cide, from L. -cidere “kill,” comb. form of caedere “to cut, kill” (see concise). The proper formation would be *genticide.

Many people are clueless to the fact that Genocide still exists. When the word genocide is brought up the first thing many people think of is the HolocaustThere is little or no mention of the Rwandan Genocide or the Ruthless Killings in Darfur.

Scream Bloody Murder not only chronicles Genocide on a broad spectrum it also uncovers the Government’s lack of action to take a stand against it. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour traveled to the world’s killing fields of Africa, Asia and Europe to document the tragedies of genocide and allow the voices that screamed bloody murder to now be heard.

From CNN.com on the documentary “Scream Bloody Murder”

A French priest in Cambodia. An idealistic U.S. Senate staffer in Iraq. A Canadian general in Rwanda. Each one tried to focus the world’s attention on genocide. Each time, they were shunned, ignored or told it was someone else’s problem.

How will history judge the world’s response to Darfur?

“It will applaud the young people … who believe in solidarity,” says Wiesel. “It will certainly criticize the leaders of the world.”

And the next time somebody screams bloody murder to stop a genocide, will anyone listen?

 

What Recession?

melt-for-waterI did not participate in any of the Black Friday rampages this year. Not just because I didn’t consider it worth my while to wake up before dawn to stand in long lines in the cold, shivering with my eyes set on the prize. Nor was my decision to not shop till I dropped based on the fact that I didn’t wish for the big ticket items at unbeatable prices, because I did.  I didn’t break the bank 11/28/08 because my bank is already cracked and busted, no need to scrape the pennies away. I am one of the people who even though I am surviving I am really feeling the crunch of the high gas prices and all of the other bloated expenses of everyday living. 

I know that many Americans felt that Black Friday gave them the opportunity to get many of the items they planned to purchase for Christmas at extremely low prices, but what about the Recession? You know the Recession that these same people complained about just days before they broke down the doors down at Walmart at 5am on Black Friday. You know, the Recession that has had them borrowing from family members and never paying them back. You know, the Recession that has had them going into the gas station and only purchasing $8 worth of gas for the car in which they are two months behind the payments on…yeah that Recession.

Those people mentioned above, you know the ones who hate that we are going through this Recession; this is how many of them spent their Black Friday

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Doesn’t this huge crowd at Best Buy just scream Recession

I honestly don’t understand the reasoning behind people who are behind on their bills and living paycheck to paycheck participating in shopping sprees. Don’t they remember that they can’t afford to buy new gadgets and doo hickeys? Did they forget that they just said moments before they slipped on their coat and gloves to hit the big sales, that they were dead broke?

I for one have decided that yes I will be celebrating Christmas, but I will in no way be breaking the already crumbling bank. I will be purchasing practical gifts and there will be no overspending. Even though I would like a new spiffy cell phone for myself that may not happen. When I look at my expenses, I will decide if that purchase is one that can be afforded. Along with the cutting of my own personal purchases, I will also be looking at how much money I spend on my kids and other relatives and friends. Don’t get me wrong, they won’t get crappy gifts, but I will be paying close attention to my pocket book. (pocket book, now that’s a throwback word lol) True I could have camped out on Black Friday to ensure that I got the best prices for my money, but I guarantee that most of the people who were out there on their shopping missions spent the money they intended to spend, the money they didn’t intend to spend and the money they claimed they didn’t have (most likely the money they owed friends and family and haven’t paid back)

With people making it rain and money being spent as if the economy is in a fertile and stable state, from the outside looking in we could say “What Recession.” Surely this country isn’t going through a Recession because we have money to burn and gadgets to buy.

I don’t know about everyone else, but I feel the Recession. I am definitely not in “What Recession” mindset.

CNN-  Gifts In A Recession

USA TodayStocks & the Recession

Cindy McCain talks John McCain, the election & Sarah Palin

“Sarah Palin has been treated poorly”

Well Cindy that is probably because she has scored poorly on every test she has been given by the citizens of the USA and by the press. If you flunk the test that means you score poorly, you score poorly you get treated poorly.

Cindy McCain will be interviewed on Larry King live tonight at 9pm. Even though she comes off as quite a lame brain herself, I guess it would be worth tuning in to see what she has to say about the election, and of course Sarah Palin’s unfair treatment. ||hard roll of the eyes||

Cindy McCain has stated that she feels that Sarah Palin has been treated very poorly by the press. She goes on to say that Palin is an inspiration to many women

||gag|| and which women would that be, the ones who think that it is just fine to apply for a position you know nothing about, make a complete mockery of yourself every time you are asked questions about things you should already know and decide that since you are a whack job (title given by fellow Repubs) you don’t have to know the answers, you can just smile and make stupid sarcastic comments and it will all be okay.

If Sarah Palin has been treated poorly, the items listed below may have something to do with the cause of this poor treatment.

Sarah Palin being interviewed by Katie Couric. Palin was asked about Supreme Court rulings she disagreed with (notice the long hmmm before she starts her answer that wasn’t really an answer. Sarah couldn’t name any..but she disagrees with those that she hmmm doesn’t know about??!!?!)

Sarah Palin giving incorrect description of what the Vice President does; including stating that the VP is in control of the Senate.

Sarah Palin still having no clue as to what the Vice President does. Mind you this is the job she was nominated and accepted the nomination for.

Sarah Palin talking complete gibberish during her interview with Katie Couric. It seemed like she would just throw words off the top of her head, regardless of if they made any sense.

Sarah Palin pranked by the Masked Avengers inpersonating French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Even after the impersonators made statements such as “Nailin’ Palin” and asking Palin if Joe the Plumber is her husband Sarah Palin remained clueless to the prank.

 

***I am sure there are plenty of other instances of Sarah Palin demonstrating her lack of knowledge and qualifications to be VP, feel free to share***