My new license plate may get me into trouble…

So I ordered these plates in my ultimate act of defiance to everyones bumper stickers, crosses, and fish and now I think I may have pushed the envelope a “little” too far.

Ever since I got my new car I knew I wanted customized plates, but couldn’t make up my mind on something.  I was inspired one day when I read someones plates on the road that read “atheist” and thought to myself and even called my wife, remembering how I felt that guy really was committed to what he believed.  I looked at it as an act of devotion to ones ideals and definitely making a statement.

So now as I await the mail with my very own “statement” plates, I am a little nervous.

I wonder if I went too far and will something happen to it.  Granted, this is a burden to myself as my family never rides with me as this is my work car and not big enough for all of us, nor am I worried about my personal safety, it’s more of a concern about my car being vandalized in some way.

Fortunately, I live in Northern Virginia and it’s not likely anything will happen, but you never know.

Either way, we will see what happens….

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McCain goes the Affirmative Action Route….

McCain picks Alaska Gov. Palin as running mate

CNN is reporting that Senator McCain has chosen Alaskan governor Sarah Palin as his VP running mate and this is a shame…..

I hope women don’t fall for this, I mean it could have be worse, he have picked a black person, but it should be quite obvious what McCain is trying to pull here.

What’s more insulting than anything, is to suggest that women will just vote for a women as because one is chosen is foolish and insulting. Even though I disagreed with Clinton supporters for months, the one constant was that Senator Clinton at least has the experience for the top and second executive positions.

What does the Alaskan Governor bring to the ticket? Talk about hypocritical double-talk, she is only 44, has only spent barely 2 years as a governor, yet the McCain campaign and the GOP love to talk about Obama’s “inexperience”. Where is her experience on the economy? What about foreign policy?

Let’s call this what it truly is, pandering and it’s very dishonorable of Senator John McCain to think that Americans and especially American Women are so stupid that they would only vote for any women he picked. He could have at least tried to fake it and chose a women with a thicker resume and with some real experience.

I truly expected more from John McCain, I guess he has shown that the old McCain has died and Karl Rove’s protege’ is earning his paycheck having successfully created a new John McCain.

What’s going to be interesting to see is how the GOP and the McCain supporters will spin this and try to justify this inexperience when that’s been their number one argument against Obama.

If the President was to God forbid become unable to carry out their duties the VP is supposed to take over. We are all certain Senator Biden can, but what about Governor Palin?

At least if he went with Romney, Ridge, or some of the other candidates, we could have a real, substantive, policy debate, but it’s obvious that the McCain campaign believes that he can just pander his way into office.

I have a Dream 45 years later?

45 years ago today, America witnessed one of it’s most historic and sacred moments. 45 years ago today America heard a Dream that began a course of change in which many of it’s elements will be realized tonight.

Tonight, 45 years after the historic march on Washington, DC where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called America to account for it’s sins and gave us the historic revelation of a Dream, Barack Obama will accept the nomination of President from the Democratic Party.

For the first time in America a man of color has been chosen to by a major party to potentially move on and lead this nation in it’s highest office.

Many people died, marched, and struggled in many ways 45 years ago never knowing that America would see this day so soon. Who knew that 40 years later since our modern Moses, Dr. MLK was murdered, that a Joshua would be poised to take this nation to the next level.

Today is truly a great day to be an American. No matter what happens this election cycle, we have to bear witness to the great strides we have made as an American people.

45 years ago blacks were under the threat of lynchings, church bombings, institutionalized segregation, and many other profane evils too great to describe and too much of a burden to on the heart to reflect, but today a black man who was just a baby during the Dream, will stand today poised to show the world that with all her fault America is still the beacon of Hope, Change, and Dreams.

Tonight in front of over 75 thousand in person and millions watching all over the world, the words and Dreams of Dr. King will began to be more succinctly realized and history will be made.

Tonight will not be just a moment in black history or a time for blacks to rejoice, but tonight will be a night for all Americans to come together, realize our greatness, and remember the Dream.

I Have A Dream Speech

delivered 28 August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.

Obama reaches next milestone on symbolic anniversary

Tears of joy accompany Obama nomination

Obama makes history as Democratic nominee

Not Ready to be President?

What the heck does this mean? If I hear that phrase one more time, I’m going to explode! I’m beginning to think that this phrase is nothing more than a key phrase with deeper, nefarious, underpinnings.

Think about it for a minute:

Who is truly ready to be President of the United States other than a former President?

It really doesn’t matter the candidates background, no one is prepared or ready to be the President until they become one. The job is not like being any other politician. Sure some are closer than others like Mayor or Governor, but none are no where near the size, scope, and importance of the office of the President.

Most of the time we elect Governors because they are similar in scope now we have a choice between two Senators, so neither of them have the background similar to the top Executive.

But why is this allegation only levied at Barack Obama and no other politician?

I’m firmly convinced it’s just a code phrase for “I’m not ready/comfortable voting for a black guy”. If it had been any other candidate, this would solely be a debate about policy. However, every other thing has been levied about Obama outside the obvious and the GOP and others know exactly what they are doing.

They are trying to scare the hell out of white people. They talk about religion, name, relationships, and BS like “patriotism”, and of course “ready to be President”.

The truly sad thing is that there are people who buy it. In this day and age we still have people that won’t vote their interests because of a man’s skin color.

I just wish they would stop lying. Just say you won’t vote for a darkie so we can at least get accurate polling numbers!

To be perfectly honest, no candidate that ran this cycle in both parties were ready to be President. The only candidate close enough would be Hillary Clinton and that’s only because she was a two term first lady. The rest is just a difference in policy and legislative experience none of them have ever been President and therefore have no edge on anyone else, they are/were all just as ready as the next guy.

Let’s just be honest, the only reason why Barack keeps getting this accusation is because he’s a black guy who might just be President over a bunch of backward white people and they are scared to death.

I mean what do they think is actually going to happen? This is just as stupid as every other moment in white American history when they protested blacks doing the same as them. Can’t sit next to them: Guess they might turn black, Can’t drink from the same fountain: Guess the water would turn to poison, Can’t be in the same school: God forbid they might get educated…..etc. etc. etc.

The only real difference between then and now is at least many of the people when they were younger and their parents and grandparents had the courage to at least be upfront, open, and honest in their idiocy.

Today we play word games and try to hide our evil minds and hearts, because that is exactly what those feelings are, and they should be ashamed about their feelings.

Well now that we know it's Joe Biden….

I have to admit I’m a “little” disappointed.  I feel like a hypocrite of sorts because I recently wrote that the best choice for Obama was Biden or Clinton.  However, after my 3 am text it wasn’t until then that I realized all the while I really wanted Hillary Clinton to be picked.  Granted, I have been one of the most vocal people against Clinton, but at the end of the day as an Obama supporter I want him to win.  On a more principled level, I wanted his selection to be dynamic, big, out of the ordinary, you know something that resembles change.  In the end, however he went the safe route and picked Biden who has been in Washington for almost 35 years!

As I thought more about it, it would have been really huge to see the first black man and a woman as the President and Vice President.  I really wanted to see the Democratic party completely unified and Obama crush McCain as he would have won the majority of women, black, latino, young, old, and middle class voters.  I wanted to see President Clinton on the stump debating the economy and the Democrats in general, owning the economy.

It would have said a lot about Obama and change if he would have chosen his chief rival as his running mate.  It would have said to America and the World that he knows how to work with anyone no matter how heated the divisions are.  I fear that he hasn’t done enough and it’s politics as usual.  I’m not sure if there is a lot of change in this choice.

Now with Joe Biden it’s going to have to be a fight.  The party is still going to have to fight for unification.  The debate is going to be all about foreign policy and not the economy which is John McCain’s weakest point.

In the end, I just don’t get it.  Hillary was the best choice in my humble opinion.

Tensions boil between Obama-Clinton camps

*The above article is now being cited as false by both campaigns….I will believe it when I see it*

Well now that we know it’s Joe Biden….

I have to admit I’m a “little” disappointed.  I feel like a hypocrite of sorts because I recently wrote that the best choice for Obama was Biden or Clinton.  However, after my 3 am text it wasn’t until then that I realized all the while I really wanted Hillary Clinton to be picked.  Granted, I have been one of the most vocal people against Clinton, but at the end of the day as an Obama supporter I want him to win.  On a more principled level, I wanted his selection to be dynamic, big, out of the ordinary, you know something that resembles change.  In the end, however he went the safe route and picked Biden who has been in Washington for almost 35 years!

As I thought more about it, it would have been really huge to see the first black man and a woman as the President and Vice President.  I really wanted to see the Democratic party completely unified and Obama crush McCain as he would have won the majority of women, black, latino, young, old, and middle class voters.  I wanted to see President Clinton on the stump debating the economy and the Democrats in general, owning the economy.

It would have said a lot about Obama and change if he would have chosen his chief rival as his running mate.  It would have said to America and the World that he knows how to work with anyone no matter how heated the divisions are.  I fear that he hasn’t done enough and it’s politics as usual.  I’m not sure if there is a lot of change in this choice.

Now with Joe Biden it’s going to have to be a fight.  The party is still going to have to fight for unification.  The debate is going to be all about foreign policy and not the economy which is John McCain’s weakest point.

In the end, I just don’t get it.  Hillary was the best choice in my humble opinion.

Tensions boil between Obama-Clinton camps

*The above article is now being cited as false by both campaigns….I will believe it when I see it*