Category Archives: Obama/Politics

Watch: Rapper Waka Flocka Flame Announces His Run for the Presidency (Contest for the ‘Best Campaign Slogan’)

Waka Flocka Flame in the White House? Your call, people.
Waka Flocka Flame in the White House? Your call, people.

*What on earth would we call him? President Waka Flocka Flame? President Waka Flame? Mr. Waka Flocka…Oh god.

But here you have it: Rapper Waka Flocka Flame announced on Monday, probably in between puffs, that he is running for president.

And I blame president Obama.

He announced his intention for the presidency on video and Rolling Stone released it on Monday, April 20, a date associated with the notorious marijuana smokers undercover code: 420 .

His first strategic move. Not bad!

“I’m very pleased to announce today, on 4/20, the best day of the year, I will be running for president,” Flame said.

And his first command as president will be …wait for it…to legalize marijuana.

No surprise there, seeing as the man once put out a want ad for a personal blunt roller whose salary would be $50,000. Continue reading

Michelle Obama, Not School Chef, Blamed for Nasty-Looking School Lunch (So What’s New?)

A set up?
A set up?

*Republicans and their followers must be getting exhausted by now hating on the president and First Lady, Michelle Obama. They do it so often; every chance they get.

Now they are blaming the nasty looking lunch pictured above on Mrs. Obama; who had the nerve to insist children eat healthy.

The lunch pictured above, served to an elementary school child, was snapped by a mother in Virginia of all places; then promptly loaded onto Facebook, where it went viral. The meal meets the healthy lunch criteria set forth by Michelle Obama’s nutritional guidelines, but it looks unappealing and downright nasty so it has been ripped apart on social media.

The school’s administrator was said to be “concerned,” but blamed its undesirable look on “poor lighting.”

But its still hard to wrap one’s brain around how Mrs. Obama gets blamed for recommending a healthy meal. Shouldn’t the chef who prepared this less than appetizing dish be held accountable? Continue reading

No Happiness Allowed: Kansas Doesn’t Want Welfare Recipients to See Movies or Go Swimming

Welfare

*As if being dependent on government assistance offers any degree of fun, a new House Bill on the agenda in Kansas wants to ensure it stays that way.

Why not just put out a sign that says, If you’re on welfare, ‘No Happiness Allowed’?

Well, actually, that’s what they’ve done. According to a new legislative bill, families in Kansas who are receiving welfare or government assistance will not be able to use those monies to take their family to a movie or round up the kids and go swimming.

Its called House Bill 2258 and its on the agenda waiting for a signature from Gov. Sam Brownback (R) this week.

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Mr. President, Can You ‘Fix This’ Before You Leave? (12.2 M African Americans No Longer in Labor Force)

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*It’s startling to know that the latest statistics from the Dept. of Labor shows that even with corporate profits growing exponentially, nearly 100,000 more Americans on net dropped out of the labor force in September. Some of this is due to natural retirement of baby boomers, but a lot of it is due to workers just giving up finding the job they want.  That’s a record. And it means that the labor force participation rate has dropped to 62.7 percent, a level not seen since February 1978.

Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.

Even more disturbing is that a record 12.2 million African Americans are no longer in the labor force. Why? Could be they don’t have a job or they gave up actively looking for one in the four weeks prior to the report, which was published on Friday. There are several reasons why attention should be paid to this even after so many years of record breaking unemployment in the Black community.

One thing is that if the true unemployment rate remains at depression levels, you can say goodbye to any hope of an increase in average hourly earnings.

In March, the unemployment rate for black people was 10.1 percent, that’s almost double the overall national unemployment rate, as it has been for decades. And a record high 56.1 million women were not even participating in the labor force last month.  But  the truly heartbreaking thing is…

People are losing hope with regard to finding work; and subsequently, a vast number of Americans have given up and are dropping out of the labor market.

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Woman Sues Mental Hospital for ‘Not Believing Obama Follows Her on Twitter’ (He Does)

Brock, Obama follows her on Twitter

*Assumptions keep getting people in trouble. In this case, an assumption has an entire hospital in hot water. When a Long Island woman insisted that the leader of the free world, president Barack Obama, follows her on Twitter – doctors at the Harlem Hospital psych ward accused her of being delusional and suffering from bipolar disorder — but she was actually telling the truth, a lawsuit charges.

Kam Brock spent a frightening eight-days at the mental facility and was force-fed injections of powerful sedatives, and downed doses of lithium, according to medical records obtained through her lawsuit – which was filed in Manhattan Federal Court. Continue reading

Rudy Giuliani, Former NYC Mayor, Blames President Obama for Cops Shot in Ferguson

Rudy Giuliani
Rudy Giuliani

*Wait, didn’t we use to like him? I think back to 9/11; where he made some powerful statements and heroic efforts to go along with ‘em. Now those feelings seem like distant memories because Rudy Giuliani keeps throwing shade at my president . Just a few weeks after saying that Barack Obama doesn’t love America, now he’s suggested that Obama is to blame for the severe beating of a girl at a Brooklyn,  McDonald’s, and the shooting Thursday of two Ferguson, Mo., police officers, the New York Daily News reports.

He’s torn his ass with a lot of folks now. But the detractors are hoopin’ and hollerin’ for sure.

But wait, there’s more.

The statement was made during an interview with AM 970, and Giuliani had the nerve to say that Obama should be more like–of all people to mention–Bill Cosby. Continue reading

TV Host Fired from Univision for Comparison of Michelle Obama to ‘Planet of the Apes’

Rodner Figueroa was ridin' high when he won his Emmy. Now he'll be lucky if he can get a job at Target
Rodner Figueroa holding his Emmy

 

*TV host Rodner Figueroa was ridin’ high when he won his Emmy. Now he’ll be lucky if he can get a job at Target. According to the AP the talk show host was fired from Univision after saying that First Lady Michelle Obama “looks like someone from the cast of Planet of the Apes.”

Let’s be real, dude was downright stupid. Continue reading

Tea Party Radio Host Thinks Black Caucus Members Should ‘Hang from a Noose’ Outside Capital Bldg.

Andrea Shea King
Andrea Shea King

*Here we go. Another high-strung republican showing us exactly what she’s made of.

This time its Tea Party radio host Andrea Shea King. She let ‘er rip spewing her hatred for Congressional Black Caucus members. Of course she wrapped it around a cause and suggested that those lawmakers who boycotted Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s should be killed. More specifically, they should be hanged.

“Obama doesn’t have to run for reelection again, a lot of these guys do,” King said on the audio that was published by Right Wing Watch. “Listen, I would like to think that these guys could pay with their lives, hanging from a noose in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.” Continue reading