Election 2000-Ugh: Black People might Surprise you

We at “Your Life Began Already” are mostly African American.  Actually, the staff is 100% African American, cause the staff is just one guy.  So, automatically, we have some mental issues to deal with.  In other news, the people of this blog hate the term African Amerian.  No one around here is from Africa, or have anything to even DO with Africa.  That is just one amazing point that this essay by Alfred Liggins brings up.  He concedes that most black people will vote for Obama.  He also says that the rest of the ticket is a toss up, citing that many black people are on different social and economic levels, and that we are no longer predictable.  Really?  Black people aren’t a stereotype?  We might have different opinions about things?  Is that even possible?

Though Barack Obama will be able to count on a massive percentage of the black vote on Election Day, the rest of the ticket will need to dig deeper than the canned speeches dealing with racial injustice of the past to satisfy today’s black voters.

We still think “Black Republicans” is an oxymoron.  We are weird like that.

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War: Syria has a few things to say about that….

Were in Syria? I thought this was a Taco Bell Run.

We're in Syria? I thought this was a Taco Bell Run.

As a group of people, Americans can be a bit strange.  We don’t like going into people’s yards if we can help it.  We think it is rude to open someone’s mail or looking through their personal belongs.  Hell, we even have a problem misspelling a person’s name or saying it wrong.  Americans might be some of the nicest, most respecting people on the planet.  Unless it involves another country. In that case, fuck them.

I’m talking about our recent “Field Trip” into Syria.  Bad guys were over there.  We wanted to take them out, and we did, going five miles deep into another Sovereign country.  That, plus out recent jaunts into Pakistan might make you want to start digging your very own fall out bunker.

Together with a similar American commando raid into Pakistan more than seven weeks ago, the operation on Sunday appeared to reflect an intensifying effort by the Bush administration to find a way during its waning months to attack militants even beyond the borders of Iraq and Afghanistan, where the United States is at war. Administration officials declined to say whether the emerging application of self-defense could lead to strikes against camps inside Iran that have been used to train Shiite “special groups” that have fought with the American military and Iraqi security forces.

This is a problem on so many different levels.  We can’t just start going over and doing whatever we want to do when we want to do it.  Oh, wait.  That’s what we’ve always done.  But how long will other countries let us do it?  Senator Obama has said, many times, that he would be willing to cross Pakistan’s border if it meant taking out important enemy positions.  Senator McCain has never said that, but it is probably because of his refusal to be up front and honest. This isn’t partisan.  Cross border attacks are a serious problem and will result in serious consequences.  True, we need to take out any group of faction that is training and building up attack-ready forces.  However, we also don’t need to piss anyone off if we can help it.  Diplomacy first.  M-16s second. Let’s deal with the wars we have first, before we start looking for a brand-new one.