The wheels of Change go 'round and 'round, thumpity thump, up and down:
Barack Obama's Green Jobs adviser Van Jones has quit amid allegations that he accused the same government he works for of murdering 3,000 Americans on 9/11 just to start a war with Iraq.
Jones submitted his resignation this morning. And in doing so, he saved his friend, Obama, the embarrassment of having to fire him.
In his resignation, a bitter Jones accused health care reform opponents of mounting a vicious smear campaign against him. "They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide," he wrote.
That must be the same type of vicious smear campaign brought against FOX News host Glenn Beck by Colorofchange.org -- which was founded by Jones. The smear campaign resulted in many of Beck's advertisers boycotting his show. How ironic that Jones' own smear tactics came back to bite him in the end.
In videos posted on the Internet, Jones, an avowed communist and racist, called Republicans "assholes" and referred to George Bush as a "crackhead." Jones also released an album a few years ago containing anti-American rhetoric and racist, violence inciting lyrics. Links to that album can be found all over the Internet.
Are we surprised that the Obama administration didn't properly vet Jones who has a police record in two states?
And why are we surprised that Jones was so virulently anti-American? Isn't Obama also anti-American and hasn't he always surrounded himself with radical, anti-American zealots like Van Jones, Bill Ayers and Rev. Wright?
Is it any wonder then that Obama slipped this nutcase through the back door of the White House by making him a 'czar' instead of a cabinet member -- knowing that Jones would never get Senate confirmation because all cabinet members must be approved by the Senate?
Here's so-called "Green Czar" Van Jones, who works for the current president calling the previous president a crackhead. Now we know why Barack gave him a job that didn't require Senate confirmation. I'm still wondering how Van, an avowed communist and racist, got top level security clearance?
It sure appears so. In 2004 Oakland activist and attorney Van Jones didn't have a clue that he would one day hold a cushy job in the White House when he signed his name to a petition.
Jones' name appears on a "Truthers" petition for 911truth.org accusing high level government officials within then president George Bush's administration of allowing the September 11th attacks to occur.
Conspiracy theorists have an annoying habit of ignoring actual facts and evidence and just going by their gut instincts, which is so often just plain wrong.
So fast forward to 2009 and Jones finds himself appointed the Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the White house.
When right wing bloggers dug up Jones' signature on the Truthers petition, Jones at first claimed to have no idea how his name got on that document in 2004.
A simple check with the 911 Truthers organization proved he was lying.
Mike Berger, a spokesman for 911Truth.org, told the Washington Times via phone that all of the signers had been verified by their group. “No one’s name was put on that list without them knowing it,” he said.
Bowing to intense pressure from the media, Jones had no choice but to come clean.
Thursday evening, Jones apologized for signing the 2004 petition and said he doesn't feel that way today and never has had such thoughts about the government causing 9/11.
Of course he's lying. But it doesn't matter because Jones is already halfway under the wheels of that proverbial yellow bus.
Some of you may not even notice as you go about your day preparing for the busy holiday weekend. But the public resentment toward Barack Obama that has been bubbling under the surface has finally boiled over.
The purely racist actions by local and national school systems is a sign of tumultuous times ahead for Obama and his administration. According to online reports, local school principals have ordered teachers not to show a planned Obama address to schoolchildren on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Ruth Keenan, in her 33rd year teaching, says she was stunned to learn from her school’s principal that parents would have to be notified of plans to watch the speech. Parents who don't want their children to hear the speech can sign a form and return it to the school.
“I was just so shocked,” said Keenan, who teaches at Booth Middle School in Fayette County. “I have never, ever even heard of getting parental approval to watch a presidential speech. It’s just outrageous to me.”
This action by the school system is of course unprecedented in history -- and uncalled for. The literature that many parents objected to have been revised.
Obama planned to deliver a positive, upbeat message to the kids encouraging them to stay in school. But the speech was politicized by Obama himself when his aides insisted upon sending curriculum lessons to all schools rather than allow Obama's message to stand on its own.
Conservatives and Republicans seized upon the literature as a bold attempt by Obama to indoctrinate the nation's schoolchildren.
I don't mind pointing out when Obama is wrong (as he so often is). But it's obvious that this decision by local school administrators is purely racist and sends a signal that the seething anger of many people at the audacity of a half-black man being elected president is finally rearing its ugly head.
You young'ns won't understand why some I'm so excited to hear the news that BeBe & CeCe Winans are back!
So please email this post to your aunties, uncles and parents. They will understand what the excitement is about!
Old heads know what REAL music that touches your heart and soul feels and sounds like.
B&C Records in conjunction with Malaco Records is proud to announce the upcoming release of Still, the highly anticipated and eagerly awaited new studio album from the platinum-selling chart-topping award-winning gospel duo BeBe & CeCe Winans. Still will be available online and in stores on Tuesday, October 6.
Still is BeBe & CeCe's first album in more than 15 years and is the reunion that has been on the lips of fans around the world since it was announced earlier this year.
Premiering 11 new BeBe & CeCe classics, Still includes the album's recently released lead single, "Close to You" which has received critical acclaim and success for its soul-stirring, smooth sound and pristine vocals.
The public outrage and indignation is heating up over Barack Obama's planned national address to schoolchildren on Sept. 8.
The protests forced the White House to withdraw its suggestion that schoolchildren write essays about helping Obama after they view his address.
But the decision is too little too late. Some school systems are refusing to show Obama's address to their students next week. This action is being taken in response to a flood of phone calls and angry emails from parents.
Most of us don't have a problem with Obama's 15-20 minute address to the children, but it is the accompanying literature that conservatives and Republicans criticize as appearing to encourage student support for Obama. The accompanying "educational materials" do lend an Orwellian tone to the address.
As usual, Obama brought all of this drama upon himself. Everything would have been fine if Obama just gave a positive speech encouraging the kiddies to stay in school -- and then let them get back to their class work.
But nothing is ever that cut & dry with the former community organizer.
Obama's egocentricity and narcissism allows him to live a life unfettered by simplicity. Like other dictators-in-training, Obama feels the need to be worshipped and revered. The prevailing perception is if Obama can't exert mind control over most Americans then he'll go after their toddlers and pre-teens.
As I told you before, I'm allergic to ghetto. So I ignored the email last night when a loyal reader sent me the first in a series of nignorant tweets between ghetto 'housewife' Kim Zolciak accusing ghetto hood rat Neffe (of BET's Frankie & Neffe) of posting her personal numbers on the social networking site Twitter.com.
But this morning I awoke to find my In box jammed with this nonsense. I have no further comment as the nignorance speaks for itself.
The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, was finally laid to rest last night more than two months after he died at age 50 of an apparent cardiac arrest on June 25th. Jackson was interred in a crypt alongside Hollywood legends such as Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, David Carradine, Sammy Davis Jr., and others following a private sunset ceremony at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
The guests were limited to family members and close friends, including Berry Gordy, who signed 10-year-old Michael and his brothers to a recording contract in the late 60s, and Gladys Knight, who discovered the Jackson 5. Knight sang "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" at the ceremony.
Others attending the funeral included Michael's friends music producers Quincy Jones and Teddy Riley, actors McCauley Culkin, Elizabeth Taylor, Corey Feldman, Clifton Davis (who sang the Jackson 5 hit "Never Can Say Goodbye" -- a song he wrote); actress LisaRaye, comedian Chris Tucker, industry veteran Suzanne de Passe, the Jackson 5's road manager and mentor; Lisa Marie Presley, one of Jackson's former wives, the Rev. Al Sharpton, and others. Jackson's longtime friend Diana Ross did not attend.
Michael's brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Randy, and the two boys Michael raised as his own -- Prince Michael I and Michael II., all wore black suits with red ties, black arm bands and a single white sequined glove. The funeral was delayed over two months due to a rift between Michael's mother Katherine and his brother Jermaine over the final burial plans.