Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Media Double Standard Among Presidents

This is a perfect example of a double standard by the media and pretty much everybody else. I believe something definitely went wrong by allowing the Christmas Day bomber on the plane in the first place. However, the article below proves when it comes to a Black President and a White President, a double standard is obvious.

An insufficient response
By A.B. Stoddard - 12/28/09 03:23 PM ET

The Obama administration's response to a foiled terrorist incident that could have taken hundreds of lives is laughable. It took a day for Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to take back her statement — echoed by White House spokesman Robert Gibbs on Sunday shows — that the system worked. It "worked" when a passenger had to subdue a terrorist and put out a fire intended to kill everyone aboard because our "system" had allowed Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to board a one-way plane without luggage, bound for the United States with his intact U.S.-issued visa, despite his father warning authorities that his son had been radicalized and posed a potential danger.

The arguments over the use of our available, existing technology that can detect the same plastic explosive Richard Reid used in 2001 — the House voted this summer to prevent scanners from being used for primary screening — distract from the real issues of threat assessment highlighted by this frightening episode. What criteria are used to determine potential threats? What is the threshold for "derogatory information" that would move someone like Abdulmutallab from the TIDE (Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment) list to the no-fly list, or at least to a list of people requiring extra screening?

The Obama administration must answer the pertinent questions, and do so as soon as possible, holiday or no holiday. If the administration has been working closely with the Yemeni government to try to contain the growth of al Qaeda in that country, then President Obama should not allow leaks to The New York Times to speak for him; he should tell Americans exactly what he is doing to make sure we are kept safe on his watch. If the Homeland Security policies that permitted this incident are left over from the George W. Bush administration, then new ones need to replace them.

Democrats should be aware that this incident poses very real political problems for their party, should the American public view the administration's response as insufficient or inadequate. This is the first time Democrats have governed in the post-Sept. 11 age of terrorism, and this is their first test. The response thus far is more than disappointing.

Below are some of the vile and racist comments in regards to the article:

Until Democrats understand that political correctness kills Americans, don't expect any solutions from the Oval Office tribesmen. Remember our Fort Hood fallen and pray that not many more would die again until we start profiling Muslim passengers, doing strip searches on those that fit the description and stop servicing African airports with American carriers. Flying is not a right, it's a privilege. Flying to USA is even bigger privilege, not everyone from around the globe is welcome here. Don't you think America would survive without cultural exchanges with Yemen or Nigeria or other "shi.t hole"?
BY Bzdashek on 12/28/2009 at 15:53

We can't rely on the likes of Janet Napolitano or Barak Hussein to adequately defend this nation from terror. Passengers should act boldly, show initiative by identifying suspects when they board a plane (Arab looking individuals) and form a defensive perimeter around these guys with able-body men willing to defend US freedom and property. When one of them makes a move, they should be neutralized on the spot.
BY Pizdasranka on 12/29/2009 at 17:10

Before I let the TSA agents look up my crotch with those sophisticated scanners I'd like them to profile all Muslims and Africans entering the gate area to give them a good pat down. <<<>>>
BY Pizdasranka on 12/29/2009 at 21:46

Pizdasranka wants to profile all Muslims and Africans, but not Whites like the terrorist Timothy McVeigh. It's ok, I'm old enough to remember when racists like Pizdasranka branded Dr. Martin Luther King a terrorist.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Christmas Day Bombing Attempt

By no means do I profess to be anywhere near a security expert, but I do rely heavily on my common sense.

When Richard Reid (shoe bomber) attempted to destroy a Boeing 767 on a flight from Paris to Miami by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes, I don’t recall anyone blaming the Bush administration for allowing Richard Reid to board a flight in Paris.

The failed attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (Christmas Day Bomber) to bring down Northwest Flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit is blamed on the Obama administration from everybody, from Rush Limbaugh to Congressman Peter King for allowing Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to board a flight in Amsterdam.

The Christmas Day bombing failed attempt proves, according to the chatter from the far right wing nuts and most Republicans, these people are actually disappointed that the terror attempt failed. It should be obvious to any clear thinking person, that people like Congressman Peter King, Dick Cheney, and Rush Limbaugh are interested in one thing and one thing only; A Black man failing as President of the United States of America. Now we have complete idiots like Senator Joe Lieberman advocating for the invasion of Yemen and Iran.

For some reason it’s always the cowards who have never been in the military, or anyone in their family in the military campaigning for war. We have troops who have been on three and four tours to combat zones, when will the cowards campaigning for war join the military and help the troops they claim to support? The terrorists are not willing to kill themselves to kill us because they hate our freedom; they’re willing to kill themselves to kill us because we give countries like Israel billions of dollars and weapons to kill them and their children. Until our foreign policies change, we will definitely see more incidents like the Christmas Day attempted bombing.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Should Rich Americans Pay For The War?

I know for a fact I will piss a lot of people off with my answer to the question I'm asking.

Hell no! Only rich people shouldn't bare the cost of the war. When America go to war, every American should bare the cost. As a Vietnam Marine veteran (9th Marine, 3rd Marine Division) who have faced war up close in person, I think it's appalling for cowards to sit at home pounding their chest yelling about how much they support our troops; only to show their support by tying a ribbon around a tree. I'm so sick and tired of these paper tigers campaigning for war as long as they, or none of their family members have to do any of the fighting.

We have brave young men and women in foreign countries each and every day away from their children, wives, husbands, mothers, and fathers fighting and risking their lives only to hear that the Americans who tie ribbons around a tree reject a Congessional Bill for every American to bare the cost of you as a soldier risking your life to pay for it.

These men and women have been back and forth to a combat zone on three and four tours; the extremely lucky ones cheat death. When will the rest of America stand-up and either say, "We're all in this war together, or bring our young men and women home?" I doubt very seriously cowards like dick cheney, who did everything to escape the Vietnam War, and his children will sign-up for the military to take up the slack that the Generals are calling for in Afghanistan.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Racism: Alive And Well In America

With images such as these posted on billboards, newspapers, magazines, and all over the Internet, there is no doubt racism is rampant in America in the year 2009. Of course we can all say, "What's your problem, a Black man was voted in for President, stop whining nothing is ever perfect." I refuse to believe the people of color who are discriminated against everyday in this country are looking for perfection, my common sense tells me people of color are looking for and expecting equality.

When I think about it, before Barack Obama became President, I was convinced our country was not totally where it should be; but things are definitely better and we as a people are showing progress everyday. I don't know whether to chalk this one up as just plain old naivete on my part, or blame the majority of American people (Black and White) who voted for Barack Obama.

There's no doubt that it's only a small group of ignorant people perpetuating this hatred, but I've noticed not all of these racists are just dumb hillbillies. We have people in the Congress and the Senate who share the views of the people who have a platform (TV and Radio talk shows) distributing the same racist hatred as the billboard distributors. I doubt that any clear thinking American can honestly say that since Barack Obama became President, they haven't seen the elevation of racism in America.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Gitmo 9/11 Detainees Goes To New York

This will probably be the shortest article I've ever written. The reason for this is because I intend to be succinct, and layout nothing but the facts.

There have been many questions about why is it Republicans and the right wing-nuts are so afraid of these people being tried in New York. Here's the deal, Republicans and the right wing-nuts are afraid; but they are not afraid of terrorists being tried in New York. Republicans and the right wing-nuts are afraid of a Black man as President being successful; it's as clear as BLACK and WHITE. The same reasoning goes with the protests by the teabaggers, all of the outcries against the Health Care Bill, and the complaints in regards to big government. All of this is because Republicans and the right wing-nuts are afraid of a Black man with power. Due to their fear, Republicans and the right wing-nuts will say and do anything to make sure President Barack Obama fail.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Democrats: The Party of COWARDS

Anybody who have read any of my postings on this blog, can plainly see I'm a die-hard Democrat and President Obama supporter. Believe me I got it, and understand every political party, and our own family have a Joe Lieberman (TRAITOR). But the Democratic party, in my opinion has sunk to and all time low. For some reason the Democrat party are under the assumption, that the majority of Americans voted them into power only to duplicate Republicans. These so called Blue Dogs, or Yellow Dog Democrats are doing far more damage to the President's agenda than any of the teabaggers or all of the Republicans combined could ever do.

The cowardly Yellow Dog Democrats think we who voted to put them in office, has the gall to think that we don't know the only reason those cowards ran as Democrats, are because all of the gutless Yellow Dog Democrats knew running as a Republican would be a non-starter. I've written frequently on this blog about if President Obama fail, it will be the fault of Black Americans. I took that view because I was under the assumption that Black Americans would be so overwhelmed with the joy of having a Black President, they would at least put forth the effort to stop accepting second class status in America's society. But I was wrong, readers of my blog would probably say, "How naive of you JD to think people will automatically change just because a Black person is the President, let's just see if this person is worthy of the job before we start dancing in the streets of America." I can fully understand why people would have that view, but I just happen to be optimistic; some of us are naive that way.

OK back to cowardly Democrats, All Republicans and some Yellow Dog Democrats are against Health Care for all Americans. These people are against President Obama's pledge for Health Care for all Americans are for one reason and one reason only; they're in the bed with the Health Care industry. If you really want to know the truth, I can't look down on Republicans and Yellow Dog Democrats for doing something they normally do. But I 100 percent look down on average working Americans who are against Health Care for all Americans. Their dumb and ill-informed reasoning is, "Why should we pay for others who can't afford it." Talk about your 'Joe the Plumber' mentality, this proves Americans are among the dumbest people in the world. And we sit on our pompous asses and ask the question, why is it that America lag far behind other industrialized nations in education? The reason is clear to me, how in the hell do we expect our children to be astute, when the parents our children live with are the dumbest people in the world. These complete idiots fail to realize that every time a non-insured person go to the emergency room for Health Care, they're paying for it. Make no mistake about it, the insurance company will pass their loss onto those of us who have medical coverage. If we had a system that provided coverage for everyone, whether it's by the government or who ever, the cost would come down because it's other players in the game. But let's not fool ourselves, the people who are against Health Care for all, has absolutely nothing to do with the cost or government spending; it's all about rebelling against a Black man being President. These people would jeopardize the safety and health of their children and family members, just to let us know they're against a Black man as President of the United States of America; it's as simple as that.

Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced that accused 9/11 mastermind Khlid Sheikh Mohammad and four of Al Qaeda's cohorts will stand trial in New York city. Will somebody please explain to me in plain English what the hell are Republicans are so afraid of? OK my bad, I already know the answer to that question. The Republicans are afraid that everything will be exposed about how the Bush administration lied to take this country to war in Iraq, and caused the death of over 4,000 of husbands, wives, and children.

The cowardly Democrats passed a bill to cut off all federal funding to ACORN, and launched a federal investigation of ACORN's wrong doings. But those same cowards refuse to cut off government funding for Dick Cheney's buddies Halliburton. Government investigation, the media, and every investigative newspaper in this country has proven Halliburton outright stole taxpayer dollars; but the cowardly Democrats choose to look the other way.

I'm willing to bet everything I own, if the cowardly Democrats don't start showing some kind of guts and stand up to the Republicans, the 2010 and 2012 elections will usher in a wave of Republican control. As a die-hard Democrat and President Obama supporter, I can't imagine myself voting for a Republican, but as I view the Democrats today; I can't imagine myself voting for a Democrat either.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

President Barack Obama; I Wonder if the President Thought About What He was getting Himself into When He Campaigned for this Job

Please readers have patience with this post, because it will cover a lot of ground. Let's start with prioritizing what's on the President's plate from my perspective.

(1) The economy, which means job creation to the vast spectrum of Americans who find themselves out of work due to events out of their control. With that said, let me acknowledge up-front that I realize some people just don't want a job no matter what; I'm speaking of those who do want a job, "DESPERATELY"! All of the Republicans and some Democrats who just want this President to fail, are championing the phrase, "Anything the government control, is destined to fail." Now let me get this right, the President is the apex of the government in America, like it or not, that's our system. The Republicans and some Democrats are hell bent on rejecting any and everything government controlled, but these same people want the President, who is the apex of the government, to create jobs for citizens of the government. Is this a misnomer, oxymoron, or what? There are polls citing that 52% of Americans are opposed to the direction the country is going, this is definitely due to Americans out of work and not being able to find employment. I'll be truthful with you, I believe if the "Eight Hundred Billion Dollar" plus stimulus package awarded to the fat cats that was too big to fail, would have been distributed to the general public and working class people, the economy would be showing a positive comeback. The real point is this, these people (Republicans and some Democrats) want the President to fail, "By any means necessary."

I want to share my views on the Health Care Reform debate that's going on in the Congress and the Senate. Before I get started on the big picture that touches all Americans, please allow me to share something personal that occurred with my family in regards to health care. My twelve year old daughter is currently sickened with the H1N1 Swine Flu Virus as I post this blog. My daughter was also born with a severe case of Asthma, during her early years, my wife and I spent more time at the hospital than at work due to her Asthma attacks. Thanks to the professionalism of the Children's Hospital of Oakland California and the due diligence of my wife, my daughter seemed to grow out of the severe attacks of Asthma. If one is questioning why it was my wife who had to do the due diligence of caring for my daughter, at the time I was earning far more money at my job than my wife, so we both made the decision that she would be the one to spend most of the time at the Children's Hospital with our daughter; but I cried everyday, because I felt helpless to come to the rescue of my daughter while she suffered with her battle with Asthma.

OK, back to the H1N1 Swine Flu Virus that infected my daughter. This is what touches everybody in America, whether you're covered by an insurance company or not. My family is covered by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of California, when my daughter was stricken by the swine flu virus, the doctor who has taken care of her pretty much since birth wrote a prescription and told us to keep her out of school for at least a week. The medicines to fight the virus cost upwards of $1000.00, we looked to pay the co-pay and just administer the medicine to our daughter; to our dismay the insurance company told the doctor, "The medicine is the right medicine, but it cost too much, so therefore the insurance company will not pay for the medicine for my daughter." This is an insurance company that we've been paying into for the past 15 years, now that we need them to cover us at our time of need, they cite the medicine cost too much. This happens to every person and family who are insured by the big insurance companies, but we have these Republicans and some Democrats who are being funded by the insurance industry to keep them in office to block coverage for Americans who have paid into an industry for years, only to find out that we are not covered. At this very moment we have elected officials making sure their political career stays intact rather than making decisions that are best for the country; some are even willing to lie.

Sen. Joe Lieberman has vowed to stand with Republicans to filibuster the Democrat sponsored Healthcare Bill. While running for re-election on July 6, 2006, Sen. Joe Liebermann promised the voters of Connecticut the following: "I can do more than my opponent for you and your families to get something done to make health care affordable, to get universal health insurance with a public option for the voters of Connecticut. On Oct. 23, 2006, Sen. Joe Liebermann told the same Connecticut voters that he had already offered a comprehensive program that includes small business health insurance reform. The Senator went on to say, "I have two programs, MediKids and MediChoice. MediKids will cover all the children in America on a sliding fee basis up until the age of 25. MediChoice will allow anybody in our country to buy into a national insurance pool like the health insurance pool that federal employees, and members of Congress have." Sen. Liebermann also promised to cover 95 percent of those who are not covered now, and reduce the pressure on rising health care insurance costs for all the millions of others. With Sen. Joe Liebermann siding with Republicans to filibuster the Healthcare Bill, any clear thinking American can plainly see, the Senator outright lied to the voters of Connecticut.

(2) Security: Homeland and Abroad, I have to admit, even I didn't know this, the majority of Americans according to a recent Gallop poll view cyber-crime as the number one concern to Americans. Terrorism and murder are less of a worry for Americans these days than identity theft. I even got a story about identity theft that happened to a friend of mine, if it would have happened to me, perhaps I would have a different perspective in regards to priority. The person I'm talking about is a Marine brother of mine, which digs deep into my heart, because I'm a Vietnam Marine veteran (9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division). My friend had his identity stolen, and it took him to the brink of losing his home. Not because he failed to pay his house note, but because his bank and his debtors didn't believe he was the person that owned the property. It took him five years to prove that he was the victim of identity theft. Although I sympathize with his plight, I still believe security rank above identity theft. Readers please remember, I said at the beginning of this post, I am prioritizing this from my perspective of what's on the President's plate.

Back to security, some of the things that really bugs the hell out me, are the people who are so gong-ho for war and branding the President as a ditherer for taking the time and making sure he makes the right decision in regards to sending more troops to Afghanistan. First of all, some of the soldiers who will be sent to Afghanistan are on their third and fourth tour to a war zone. The military men and women who have been on their third and fourth tour to war zones haven't even had the joy of seeing their children grow-up, not to mention the skyrocketing divorce rate among them. I hate it when the media says, "This is President Obama's war." Although I disagreed with pretty much of all President Bush's decisions, I hated when the media would say, "This is President Bush war." Whenever our military goes to war, it suppose to be America's war. What the hell happened to the America we had during World War I and II? During those wars, all Americans participated in some way. Now, if we don't have a loved one in the military, the majority of Americans could care less what's going on with the war; especially the Obama haters. The military mission was to go to Afghanistan and capture or kill the people responsible for attacking us on 9/11, and they were well on their way to accomplishing the mission. But Dick Cheney, the guy who applied for and received five draft deferments to avoid the Vietnam war, along with the Bush administration, snatched the victory our military was on the verge of achieving away by lying about Iraq involvement with 9/11 and weapons of mass destruction. I'm willing to bet, 95 percent of the cowards who are calling for more troops to Afghanistan would do the same thing Dick Cheney did if the Selective Service Board would re-instate the draft.

I agree 100 percent with Matthew Hoh who recently resigned as a Foreign Service Officer over the Afghan war. Mr. Hoh wrote in his resignation letter, "I have lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purposes of the United States' presence in Afghanistan. I have doubts and reservations about our current strategy and planned future strategy, but my resignation is based not upon how we are pursuing this war, but why and to what end." I suggest anyone whose interested in what's really going on with the war in Afghanistan, to read Mr. Hoh's resignation letter; the man hit the nail on the head in regards to the war. The strategy now is to stabilize Afghanistan, in which every General agree would take between 5 to 10 years; so instead of the troops being on their third and fourth tour, they'll be on their sixth and seventh tour. Next year this time, we will have spent the exact amount of time the Russians spent in Afghanistan. It's as if we're trying to prove that we can get more of our troops killed in Afghanistan than the Russians. Another thing all the Generals agree on, is that the people responsible for attacking us on 9/11 are not even in Afghanistan. This means our troops are caught in the middle of a civil war, being killed by Afghan tribes and clans branded as insurgents. These people hate the government we support in Kabul, so they're killing our troops because they view us as an occupying force fighting them in behalf of a corrupt government. So if President Obama, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and others are convinced those responsible for attacking us on 9/11 are in Pakistan, and view bin Laden and Al Qaeda as our No. 1 security threat, then what the hell are our troops dying in Afghanistan for?

(3) Education, I would have put Health Care Reform, but I believe Healthcare and the economy go hand-in-hand. While we're patting ourselves on the back for being the richest and the most powerful nation on earth, we fail badly when it comes to educating our youth. As of 2006, America ranked 35th in mathematics and 29th in science out of 57 countries assessed; and most experts agree, things are getting worse instead of better. According to UNICEF, 40 years ago America had the highest graduation rate in the world; now we're ranked 19th, and losing ground fast. Many believe science has always been what has propelled America economically, above other countries. We maintained competition with Russia during the race for outer-space expeditions; Russia launched Sputnik, we landed on the moon. This occurred because of the enormous amount of talent in science America had to offer, this is no longer the case; and according to those who track the progress or lack of in America's education, this is what has led to America losing the lead in regards to education.

The reason for America's decline in education is open to debate among many people; however, suggestions has been made it's because of the "No Child Left Behind" law. The law required students to be tested on reading and math, which lead to schools dropping science courses to devote more time working on reading and math. Some blame the decline on our changing culture in society. Before we can begin to fix our education problem, we must first identify what led to the decline in our education system. I believe writer Mary Faler put things in proper perspective when she wrote the following:

Why is being considered a nerd, a bad thing. When someone says "nerd", "scientist", "chemistry", "physics" , or "biology" the imagery that automatically comes to mind is one of dreary old men in boring white lab coats discussing something equally as mundane as their appearance. The next thing that jumps into people's cognizance would be how society views those that choose science as a career path; in a world focused on sex, drugs, rock and roll, hip hop, and rap, finding joy in learning new things falls very low on the "cool" meter. Consequently, the population's minds are turned off, and grades suffer.

Studies have shown in middle schools, 40 percent of science teachers and half of math teachers lack a major or minor in the subject. As recently as last year, my daughter 7th grade teacher taught both science and math; but didn't have a degree in neither. Before President Barack Obama pledged to focus on math and science in our schools, some believed America's leaders were no longer focused on education. Science advisor to the President no longer attended cabinet meetings, and the Office of Technology Assessment was abolished in 1995. Ms. Faler wrote, "The root of the problem appears to be the values of today's youth; celebrities are popular, MySpace rules discussions, and Weird Al sings about being "White and Nerdy".

One thing most education experts agree on, there is no one thing that will fix America's education problem. However, there are a few things if done together, will go a long way to curing America's ailing education system. Few factors affect students' performance more than the quality of their teachers. Studies have shown, good teachers improve the progress of students by 80 percent; the problem with that, quality teachers cost a lot more than what teachers earn today in our schools. President Obama has proposed a program called, "Pay for Performance". Teachers will be payed in accordance with the progress of their students, teachers who haven't shown progress in two years, are out.

For years America's education philosophy has been bigger is better, especially when it came to high schools. In the '50s, educators advocated to eliminate small schools and build large schools, this led to most urban high school students attending factory-like schools with 1,000 students or more. Today, many have become cauldrons of violence, piteous achievement, and high dropout rate. It's time for education planners and administrators to make a change; new construction should favor small neighborhood schools, with 200 to 500 students. This will allow teachers and students to form closer bonds. Some cities, such as New York and Chicago has already implemented the downsizing of schools.

The President has suggested the creation of Community Outreach Programs, which entails graduate students from local colleges establishing a homework and tutoring program for high school students. In return the government will pay a portion of the college students tuition costs. One thing is certain, technology, more money, or more and smaller schools are in no way a panacea for the ills of America's classrooms. But if deployed with other reforms, it embraces promise of helping to close the yawning gap between schools in rich and poor communities.

Whew! That was wordy, but I honestly believe when people are presented with the facts, it usually leads to intelligent decisions being made.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dick Cheney Accuses President Obama of "Dithering" on His Decision to Send More Troops to Afghanistan

First we hear President Obama is trying to do too much. Now we hear the same people whining after only nine months in office, about the President not doing enough. Former Vice President Dick Cheney is at it again. This guy just won't go away, here's a man who got everything wrong during his eight years in the White House; now he has the audacity to reprimand the President for taking his time and putting some critical thought into his decisions. Former Vice President Dick Cheney accused the President of dithering and afraid to make a decision in regards to sending more troops to Afghanistan. Most Americans now believe an overabundance of dithering was in order before sending our troops to Iraq. Without Dick Cheney participating in any dithering, we now have close to 5,000 American troops dead over a lie that a bit of dithering may have prevented.

Let's take a look at who was afraid, and how Dick Cheney's eldest daughter, Elizabeth Cheney, owes her very existence to her father's avoidance of the Vietnam draft. The following timeline by, Timothy Noah of

Aug. 29, 1964: Dick and Lynne Cheney marry.

May 19, 1965: The Selective Service classifies Dick Cheney 1-A, "available immediately for military service."

July 28, 1965: President Lyndon Johnson says draft calls will be doubled.

Oct. 26, 1965: The Selective Service declares that married men without children, who were previously exempted from the draft, will now be called up. Married men with children remain exempt.

Jan. 19, 1966: The Selective Service reclassifies Dick Cheney 3-A, "deferred from military service because service would cause hardship upon his family, " because his wife is pregnant with their first child.

July 28, 1966: Elizabeth Cheney is born.

Jan. 30, 1967: Dick Cheney turns 26 and therefore becomes ineligible for the draft.

Obstetricians will notice that Elizabeth Cheney's birth date falls precisely nine months and two days after the Selective Service publicly revoked its policy of not drafting childless husbands. Let's just assume the Cheney's were planning to have children at some point. However, it definitely seems that the Cheney's seized with an untamable passion the moment Dick Cheney became vulnerable to the Vietnam draft; and acted on it. I know some will say all of this is just a coincidence; only one person know if it was a coincidence or not, and that's Dick Cheney. Seems like Carpe diem to me.

Since some may view the above mentioned actions by Cheney as just coincidences, let's take a look at some of Cheney's actions that was not coincidences.

During the Vietnam War, Cheney applied for and received five draft deferments. While citing his attempt to earn a college education was the reason for seeking his Vietnam draft deferments, Cheney was busy getting drunk and picking up two driving while intoxicated (DWI) convictions. When asked about his draft deferments, Cheney replied, "I had other priorities in the '60s than military service. I guess he did, seems like his other priorities were breaking the law and jeopardizing the lives of others.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Recently there has been a horde of news regarding the ill-advised wrongdoings of a small number of Acorn employees. What this handful of Acorn employees did was dumber than a grocery clerk accepting a seven dollar bill from a patron to pay for their groceries. With that said, I would like to focus on how the right wing Republicans distribute their racism toward predominantly Black ran organizations, as opposed to predominantly White ran organizations. Everyday Foxnews remind us of how dumb those few Acorn employees were; now every news outlet has followed Foxnews lead on this story. Even the House and the Senate has joined the fray against Acorn. The Senate recently voted to prohibit HUD from giving Acorn anymore federal housing money; and the U.S. Census Bureau dropped Acorn as a partner. House Republican leader John Boehner recently asked President Obama to cut off all federal funding to Acorn stating, “It is evident that Acorn is incapable of using federal funds in a manner consistent with the law.” It has to be noted that a lot of Acorn’s troubles came during the last election for hiring voter registration workers who turned in phony names (again a few dumb employees).

Now let’s ponder how the media, the House, and the Senate handled Halliburton after discovering Halliburton’s escapades as related to receiving federal funds. 2001 Halliburton won a contract from the Department of Defense (DOD) to provide “emergency services” to the Pentagon. Bids were taken from five different competitors, Halliburton won the low bid. There was nothing illegal or irregular about this process, but the contract won by Halliburton could very much explain former Vice President Dick Cheney and his gang on the real truth why America went to war with Iraq; but we’ll leave that to argue at a another time. This could get a little wordy, but it’s important to cover the facts so the reader will truly understand the premise of the comparison of Acorn and Halliburton by the media, the House, and the Senate.

Let’s deal with some facts, it’s a fact that all of Halliburton’s employees hired to fulfill this contract of “emergency services” were civilians. The fact is, civilian employees of private firms cannot be ordered into a war zone. Halliburton and its subsidiary Kellogg, Brown, and Root (KBR) were to supply air conditioned Quonset Huts to the U.S. troops for summer 2003; they failed to do so. When the guerrilla war broke out, Halliburton civilian employees refused to go to U.S. positions and build Quonset Huts and install air conditioning. As a result, U.S. troops had the appearance of “homeless transients and smelled like pigs” was the words of a soldier, as their shaving cream cans exploded in the 140 degree heat. If on the other hand when I was in the military during the Vietnam War (3rd Marines, 9th Marines Division), U.S. troops would have been assigned to build the Quonset Huts and install the air condition units, could have easily been accomplished. However, Halliburton was paid for the Quonset Huts and air condition units by taxpayer dollars; no scrutiny by the media, and not one call to cut funds for Halliburton by the House or the Senate.

July 2006 Pentagon auditors found over $1 billion in questionable costs under the “emergency services” contract. Current and former employees described instances where Halliburton overcharged U.S. taxpayers by paying $45 per case of soda, $100 for a standard cleaning of laundry, and $80,000 for brand new Mercedes trucks that were torched because of minor equipment problems. In another report by former Halliburton employees, it was revealed the company was delivering contaminated and unhealthy water to unsuspecting U.S. soldiers throughout Iraq on a regular basis. Despite of the evidence provided by former Halliburton employees and actual soldiers in the field, on July 28th 2006 the Army awarded Halliburton $5 million as part of a $54 million firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-award-fee contract. I’ll explain exactly what a firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-award-fee contract is later. But yet, nothing from the media, and not one word from the House or the Senate to look into this abuse. The incidents of abuse goes on and on.

September 8, 2006 Halliburton's KBR subsidiary in Iraq billed millions to U.S. taxpayers for nonexistent recreational activities, a company whistleblower revealed in a lawsuit. Julie McBride was employed by KBR as a "morale, welfare, and recreation" coordinator at a Marine base in Fallujah, Iraq. McBride revealed the military was billed according to the number of Marines that used KBR's recreation facility, but the company deliberately and falsely inflated the number of Marines that used the facility. For example, a Marine who used a computer in the recreation center was counted as one customer, but if that Marine subsequently used the weight room, he would be counted as two customers. The center included a weight room, video games, Internet cafe, library, and phone bank. This wasn’t double billing or triple billing, but quadruple billing. The Pentagon auditor’s have concluded that millions of dollars have been submitted by Halliburton for “recreation services” that has never been provided. Once again, the media, the House, and the Senate silent on what Ms. McBride revealed.

The most blood-chilling incident of all of Halliburton’s negligence resulted in the death of our soldiers. The Department of Defense paid former Halliburton subsidiary KBR more than $80 million in bonuses for contracts to install electrical wiring in Iraq. The award payments were for the very work that resulted in the electrocution deaths of U.S. soldiers. More than $30 million in bonuses were paid months after the death of Sgt. Ryan Maseth, a highly decorated, 24-year-old Green Beret, who was electrocuted while taking a shower at a U.S. base in January 2008.

James Childs, a master electrician hired by the Army to review electrical work in Iraq during 2008, testified that KBR's work in Iraq was the "most hazardous, worst quality work" he'd ever seen. He said his investigation found improper wiring in "every" building KBR wired in Iraq (of which there are thousands) and that KBR's rewiring work in buildings that were previously safely wired resulted in the electrical system becoming unsafe. Childs said that KBR did not do any work "according to code." He also testified that the same risks exist in Afghanistan, which he recently visited. "While doing inspections in Afghanistan, I found the exact same code violations," Childs said.

Eric Peters, a master electrician who worked for KBR in Iraq as recently as 2009, said that 50 percent of the KBR-managed buildings he saw were not properly wired. "I worried every day people would be injured or killed as a result of this work," Peters testified. He estimated that at least half the electricians hired by KBR--many of them cheaper-costing Third Country Nationals (TCNs)--to service the U.S. military in Iraq would not have been hired to work in the United States, saying they were not trained in U.S. or U.K. electrical standards. TCNs--from places like India, Bangladesh and Bosnia--are estimated to have done some 60 percent of the electrical work for KBR in Iraq. Peters charged that KBR allowed trainees to take notes in to certification tests, making it very easy to be cleared for work. Peters also charged that KBR "frowned upon" any refusal to sign off on work that Peters deemed incomplete or unsafe. Peters and others who testified said that "all over theater," meaning everywhere in Iraq, KBR would effectively double-bill U.S. taxpayers by leaving electrical work half-done or incorrectly done and then billing taxpayers again to repair its own shoddy work. Peters characterized KBR managers as "completely unqualified" and said he is not a "disgruntled former employee" but rather a "disgusted former employee."

It’s amazing it took the death of our brave soldiers for the media, the House, and the Senate to take a close look at Halliburton. But that’s all they did, took a look and nothing else. No calls for suspending all taxpayer dollars to Halliburton, now compare that to what the media, the House, and the Senate is declaring on Acorn. One group had a few empoyees that committed some stupid dumb acts that led to the group revealing themselves in need to take a closer look at the people they employ; but led to no loss of life by the employees work. Another group cheated American taxpayers out of billions of dollars, and their employees shabby work led to our troops death. Now take a guess at what group the media, the House, and the Senate is scrutinizing the most, and voting to cut-off all government funds. I’ll give you a hint, one group is predominately ran by Whites, and one group is predominately ran by Blacks; this should be easy for anyone with common sense to figure out.

As promised, I’ll try to explain how Halliburton outright stole millions of taxpayer dollars with their firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-award-fee contract. Firm-fixed-price is essentially a contract that provides for a price which normally is not subject to any change. The cost-plus-award-fee part is really how the money gets stolen. The cost-plus-award-fee contract should be used when work to be performed is neither feasible nor effective to devise predetermined objective incentive targets applicable to cost, technical performance, or schedule; Halliburton achieved neither of the afore mentioned goals, but was paid anyway. This type of contract encourages exceptional performance and provides the government with the flexibility to evaluate both performance and the conditions under which it was achieved without incurring additional administrative efforts and cost. Our government under the guidance of former Vice President Dick Cheney showed absolutely no flexibility to evaluate performance. Cost-plus-award-fee contracts provide for evaluation at stated intervals during performance, so that the contractor can be periodically informed of the performance quality and, when necessary, areas in which improvements are required. Partial payment of award fee generally corresponds to the evaluation periods. This is an effective tool that encourages the contractor to either improve poor performance or to continue good performance. As all of us now know, our government ignored any and everything Halliburton did to do everything that a cost-plus-award-fee contract was to suppose to do to protect taxpayer dollars.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

"Taxpayer March On Washington"

Saturday September 12, 2009, Freedomworks a group of Teabaggers organized a march on Washington and dubbed their rally as "Taxpayers March on Washington". What I saw was a sea of White people sprinkled by a handful of brainwashed people of color. Somebody should have informed these ignorant group of people that one of the first things President Obama did when he took office, was lower taxes for the middle class below what taxes has been in eight years. The people at the rally are so blinded by hatred for President Obama, they fail to realize the Government Option offered by the President's Health Plan would benefit ninety percent of Americans.

I know it's politically incorrect to point out that these people are not protesting against higher taxes or government spending. What these people are really protesting against is, America have a Black man as President. I'm not so naive to ignore the fact that there was no way President Obama would have won the Presidency without a lot of White people voting for him. Everybody know, including the Teabaggers, there are only a handful of these angry White people and brainwashed people of color protesting against the President. I often hear these people calling in to cspan during the segment Washington Journal, complaining about because they disagree with the President they're deemed racists. These are the same people who dubbed people that disagreed with the Iraq war as unpatriotic, must feel good getting some of your medicine thrown back in your face.

My question for Uncle Toms like Mason Weaver, Deneen Borelli, and Lloyd Marcus, where were your march on Washington when George Bush was lowering taxes on the rich, and spending over two billion dollars a week on the Iraq war; while not paying for none of it? The same question goes to the Teabaggers also. As for the wannabe rappers on the stage trying to rap about how much they support the troops, it's insulting to the troops for cowards to be rapping about how they support the troops and the only support they show is to tie a ribbon around a tree. I'm a Marine Veteran (3rd Marines; 9th Marines Division) so I've earned the right to call you cowards out.

The best thing the Teabaggers can do is stop doing their dumb impression of Joe The Plumber, and as for the brainwashed Uncle Toms, they need to start thinking on their own and stop allowing their masters to pull their string and make them do some kind of Bojangles dance.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

President Barack Obama VS. Dick Cheney

I'm searching for some answers here, suddenly the media has decided to create news instead of reporting what is actually news. This media created vocal boxing match between President Obama and Dick Cheney have me asking more questions than the media are answering. President Obama won the presidency with a wide margin, and with a mandate from the majority of Americans to change the way Washington does business.

We finally have a President with the most intelligence and foresight that we've had in decades, and a former Vice President with views that the majority of Americans reject, at odds with each other. The media seems to totally ignore the vote of the American people, and some kind of way spin their news cycles into a war of words in which most Americans place the President and former Vice President on equal footing; nothing could be farther from the truth.

Nothing makes my blood boil more than when I hear people say the Bush administration policies kept us safe since 9/11. If some want to build there premise on that, why is it we never hear the Clinton administration kept us safe since the first attack on the Twin Towers in New York. In my opinion Dick Cheney is nothing more than a war mongering coward. It really pisses me off when these cowards call for war against North Korea and Iran, knowing full well their cowardly asses in no way will participate in any of the actual fighting. It's always the cowards pounding their chests and yelling for war, as long as they or any of their family members has to do none of the fighting.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Senator Ted Stevens and the Average Guy

I believe the prosecution of Senator Ted Stevens with such shabby evidence, and the withholding of information from Sen. Stevens’ defense team was definitely a miscarriage of justice. With that said I disagree with 99.99% of all Sen. Stevens’ views on everything.

The real reason for this article is to ask all the major media and news outlets, where are they when the average guy who aren't a member of government who can’t afford high price attorneys? There is no way Sen. Stevens’ story would have been told if he wasn't a prominent member of society. Average guys who are charged with similar crimes get stuck with a public defender simply because they can’t afford a high price lawyer. I have to say I respect public defenders, I know most public defenders have case loads that are overwhelming and overloaded for one attorney to the large number of people on their calendar. However, Sen. Ted Stevens will be able to get his case esponged, while the guy with no money and stuck with a public defender has to settle with a public criminal record for anyone to view. When the average guy goes on a job interview they have to omit the fact they were arrested erroneously.

I said all of that to say this, the average guy lives in a whole different world similar to Sen. Ted Stevens. Which leads me to ask, why is it the average working guy who is employed at General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford have to continue to give up concessions while workers on Wall Street walk away with millions in bonuses? I refuse to sit here and act like everybody know what’s happening, as a matter of fact listen to the people who call-in to CSPAN and give their opinions. After about five minutes you will confirm the majority of them don’t have a clue what’s really happening. We have ‘Left Wing’ and ‘Right Wing’ people saying things about what’s going on in this country. The problem with all of these lefties and righties giving their opinions about the status of our country, the majority of them listen to pundits and talking heads because they’re too lazy to do any research to see if any of the people they’re listening to have any merit about what they’re saying.

I’ll end with this; I understand politicians make a lot more money than the average guy. But if the average guy don’t let their voices be heard, then they’re part of the problem; “A closed mouth don’t get fed!!!”

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Michael Steele Betrayed Every Black American

The only thing worse than an “UNCLE TOM” is an “UNCLE TOM” allowing the people he’s “UNCLE TOMMING” to, to know he’s “UNCLE TOMMING” to them. Michael Steele the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), allowed such a thing to occur. When Rush Limbaugh said, “He hope President Obama fail”, he was saying what a lot of Republicans want to say, but won’t say it because it’s politically incorrect. America have reached the threshold of having the first Black President in this country’s history, Michael Steele apologizing to Rush Limbaugh set goals reached by unapologetic proud Black men and women back at least a hundred years. I was taught by two of the best parents in the world, the only time you suppose to apologize is when you have said or done something wrong. Unfortunately Michael Steele wasn't listening when his parents tried to teach him there’s nothing to apologize for when you haven’t said or did anything wrong. The only thing Black people should be apologetic about is to other Black people for the disrespect we show each other. A lot of us go about our everyday lives playing the “GANGSTA” role, but the only people we feel we can get away with playing that role are other Blacks. Everyday in our neighborhoods we hear about Black on Black crime, there’s no way somebody can explain to me that the only people I’m mad at are people who look like me. People who don’t look like me, I don’t have a problem with those people; the only people I have a problem with are the people who look like me, that’s pure “BULLSHIT”. You wannabe “GANGSTA NIGGERS” in my opinion are outright punks, I’m not pushing the idea that we as Blacks should go and commit felonious acts against White people, but if you think as a Black person, your only enemy are the people who look like you; the “KU KLUX KLAN” (KKK) have all of you punk mutherfuckers to thank. At this point the people who Michael Steele “UNCLE TOMMED” to, don’t want his “UNCLE TOMMISM”. The only reason the Republican Party are turning their back on Michael Steele is because Michael Steele embarrassed the people he was “UNCLE TOMMING” to. Once again an affluent Black person has placed himself in a position to appear to the world as a second class citizen. Until we as Black people stop accepting ourselves as second, we shouldn't expect anything but to be accepted as second. Black people, for one time in your life look in the mirror and like what you see; what Michael Steele did was to prove to White people, a “NIGGER” need to know his place. If we keep playing this subservient role, everything people like Martin Luther King did will be null and void. I’ll end with this, if we as Black people don’t start putting some pep in our step mentally, physically, and spiritually, President Barack Obama will fail. This is the time to show we’re worthy of having a Black man as President of the most powerful nation on earth. Do your dam part and stop pointing your finger at another mutherfucker because you fucked up. This message is coming from an angry Black man.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

CNN's Documentary "Black In America"

Recently CNN did a documentary on being Black in America. Let me point out up front, I'm a firm believer that every human being is responsible for his/her actions, and should be held accountable and deal with the consequences of their actions. I thought the documentary by CNN was informative, but the documentary didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. Let's go on a journey about what the CNN documentary left out.

One of the things that inspired me to write this article, is how the CNN documentary focused on how Black men abandon their children. I will not sit here and try to convince anyone that a lot of Black men don't abandon their responsibility when it comes to being a father to their children. What I will say is this, there are a lot of Black men who fulfill their obligation as fathers to their children, this I know for a fact, I'm a living example.

Here's where I'll probably get myself in trouble with the women in my life and the women in my family. I know CNN felt like holding Black women accountable for so many house-holds with single women, would have garnered too much negativity from the female community; I don't have to worry about such hang-ups. When it comes to me and women, I'm the type of guy who will let a woman know in plain English, I like you do you like me, check yes or no; I don't have a ten minute slick rap, what you see is what you get, take it or leave it. In my opinion there are a lot of Black women that simply ran responsible men away, just by the fact they wouldn't allow a man to be a man. Before women start throwing rotten eggs at me, please let me explain where I'm coming from. Some Black women just can't get over the fact, they can't do what their man do. Example: When a woman say to a man, "if you can stay out to six o'clock in the morning, I don't see why I can't do the same thing." I understand the majority of these women who say such things are actually accusing the man of doing something that men wouldn't do if the guy really loved her. I don't usually use myself as an example, but this is too important to me to not let people know the truth. I was out shooting billiards (pool) one night, and me and this guy started gambling, we started at $20.00 a game, and before I knew it we were at $100.00 a game. The place where we were gambling close at 2:00am, the owner of the place allowed us to keep going after he closed his place of business. About 5:00am, someone said to me there's someone at the door asking for you, it was my wife. She had both my baby daughters with her, and at that time, both of my daughters were babies. The only people in the place were myself, the guy I was gambling with, the clean-up guy, and the owner. My wife was convinced I was out womanizing, I came close to feeling a moment of glee when she realized I was only doing what men do; compete with each other, it's a Testosterone thing with your clothes on. I fully understand there are men that's just plain dogs, and won't do the right thing even if it meant their life depended on it, it's a crushing blow, but that's how it go. My point is this, Black women, just let us be men, stop thinking you can compete with a man, and still hold your status as a lady.

I'll end with this, here's another thing the CNN documentary didn't cover, because this is taboo, we can't talk about this. OK, here we go, and I'm not saying this to appease Black women. I notice how when it comes to inter-racial relationships how when the majority of working class Black men, not all, date or marry a White woman, in most cases I've witnessed they get garbage. They get White women that White men don't want, but on the other hand, the White women when it comes to dating or marrying a Black man, they get the cream of the crop. Example: Tiger woods, Kolby Bryant, Lebran James, and yes O.J. Simpson. If we as Black people continue on this idiotic conscience journey of accepting ourselves as second class citizens, we will fail as a people, and President Barack Obama will fail as President.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The New "Grand Old Party" (GOP)

I would like to say congratulations to the Republican Party. For decades the GOP wouldn't listen to any views from people of color and women. Now all of a sudden the new GOP has a person of color as the Chairman of the party, Michael Steele. The response to President Obama's speech was a person of color, Governor Bobby Jindal. The new GOP picked an unknown female Governor from Alaska, Sarah Palin to run as Vice President with John McCain. Does anybody other than me smell the stench of TOKENISM here? The three people I mentioned are "see no evil", "hear no evil", or "just dumb". I’ll leave it to the readers of this article to place these three people in the correct characterization.

I intend to cover an array of subject matters in this article, so I apologize beforehand for my wordiness to those of you who have a short attention span.

We all know Republicans are peeved about losing control of Congress, the Senate, and the Presidency. But should that be an excuse for resorting to comparing the President to a chimpanzee being shot dead by White policemen? We have people on Fox News like Bill O'Reilly and Bernard Goldgerg debating on the failure of President Obama's Stimulus Bill. Less than a year ago Bill O'Reilly started his show (The O'Reilly Factor) on a daily basis with talking points about how the left want America to fail in Iraq. Mr. O'Reilly went so far as to say, "these people should be charged with treason." Now that Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Dick Morris, Bernard Goldberg, and yes Bill O'Reilly himself are hoping President Obama fail as President; the call for treason is deafening by the silence. Here's where some will call on me to apologize, I'm going on a rant about Fox News. Everyday I see and hear complete idiots like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity just outright lying to their listeners and viewers. The avid listeners and viewers of these two clowns are at a distinct disadvantage, the listeners and viewers are drinking the Jim Jones KOOL-AID without the benefit of intellect.

If President Obama Presidency fail, I refuse to point the blame at the Republicans. If the President fail, it will be 90% the fault of the Black community. The main reason I feel this way is this, it's not enough that at last we have a Black person as President. Our job in the Black community has a duty to prove to the world that we are worthy of having a Black person as President. Tuesday night after the President gave what I consider one of the best speeches ever, reporters were asking members of Congress and the Senate how will the Stimulus Bill help people in your district. To my disappointment Rep. Barbara Lee who represents Oakland, CA. said absolutely nothing about how jobs in her district will hopefully slow down, or perhaps put a stop to the Black on Black crime in Oakland. There are Mayors, elected officials sending out pictures on u-tube of the White House showing the front lawn of the White House as a water melon patch. Instead of noticing what some Whites think of us, we're too busy committing Black on Black crime, and disrespecting each other. Those of us in the Black community need to take what I consider the first step; the first step to me, is we need to start by respecting ourselves. It is a known fact to any clear thinking person, if one doesn't respect themselves, there is no way they have the ability to respect others. I fully understand with the economic crisis which led to a flood of home foreclosures, economically things are tough. But what I've witnessed with these abandoned homes, they're being turned into drug castles. If we as a community don't work together to take back our neighborhoods, the first Black President will fail.

A few words about 'The Fairness Doctrine" which some say is a threat to The First Amendment, and the right to keep and bear arms (The Second Amendment). Here's my thoughts on The Fairness Doctrine: Let's be clear on this, the only reason some on the left has a desire to reinstate The Fairness Doctrine is because right wing talk radio has established an ability to invigorate their base with their hatred and racist talk. The people on the left hasn't figured out a way to neutralize the rhetoric coming from the Limbaugh's, the Hannity's, the O'Reilly's, and other nut cases on the right spewing hatred and racism. In my opinion it would be a bad idea for Democrats to go on a campaign to reinstate The Fairness Doctrine. In today's climate, every time Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity open their mouths, they do damage to the Republican party. Democrats going on a campaign to curtail whatever right wing radio says is a sign of weakness, if anything, Democrats should be encouraging right wing talk radio to keep doing what they're doing.

My thoughts on The Second Amendment: First of all when we have a complete idiot like Lou Dobbs with a platform to tell outright lies to the American public with statements like, "the Democrats have declared war on The Second Amendment." What Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for, a law that every hand gun to be registered. Nobody is talking about taking away anyone hunting rifle, although, after an eleven year old shot and killed his soon to be pregnant Step Mother a few days ago with a shotgun he received as a gift; perhaps it's time for us as a people to re-think what we do and say to our children to make them happy.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Stimulus Bill

Everyday reports from every news outlet and any other organization about the Stimulus Bill, and how the monies should be distributed are displayed everywhere. What amazes me, not one of these outlets are informing the American taxpayer about how Billions of their tax dollars are stimulating over 23 other countries economy annually in the name of American Foreign Aid. Not one debate from Congress or the Senate about how we’re going to pay for this. Nothing is mentioned about leaving our children and grandchildren all this debt to pay off, the money is just sent overseas with no questions asked, and no oversight of how the money is spent.

What’s disturbing to the average working class American, when it comes to Aid for Americans, not only is every sentence, every word, but every character in the Bill is scrutinized; I even heard one member of Congress complain about the font that was used for the Stimulus Bill. Where are all the so called economic experts who show up on every news outlet everyday scrutinizing the Stimulus Bill explaining to the American public about our tax dollars being spent to stimulate foreign countries economy?
The most ironic fact of all is that we’re in debt to over 200 countries worldwide, and at least 20 of these countries we’re in debt to, America provides Billions to these countries in Aid on an annual basis. Go ahead economic expert people and explain to us how our country are in debt to these countries and allocating Billions of our tax dollars to these same countries annually; average Americans are begging for the scrutinizers to make this math make some sense.