Obama/McCain 1: My Observations

*NOTE*:  This is my last post at this black life.  I’ve closed this blog.  Please find me and all of this gr8 content at my new blog: www.kdizo.wordpress.com


Issues:  Barack excelled on the economy, and expectations/vision for the future.  He held his own on foreign relations.  I’d have to say Barack won on the issues.

Suit:  I give the edge to Barack.  His suit was twice as shiny as McCain’s.

Sarcasm/Contemptuousness:  McCain gets the edge here – big time.

Skin Tone: Obama came out lookin all golden-bronze and shit.  McCain was his usual pastey white self.  Gotta give it to Obama.

Hair:  Again, Barack was strong in this category.  By the way his hair layed I could tell that he was rockin’ a doo-rag back stage.  Looked like he coulda used a fresh line, but other than that he looked good.  McCain’s hair was…  Barack wins.

Eye Blinks:  Both candidates blinked alot.  But there was somethin a little too twitchy and crack-headish about the way McCain blinked.  Obama blinked cooler/slower – like a pimp-wink-blink.  Slight edge to Barack here.

Pronunciation of Foreign Words/Names/Countries:  This is a key indicator of foreign policy experience, so I’m a bit surprised that McCain had such a hard time with Ahmadinejad and Perestroika.  Obama gets the nod here.

Rattled Off the Most Foreign Words/Names/Countries:  It’s a draw.  But again, considering McCain’s foreign policy experience, I was sure he’d blow away Obama here.  He didn’t.  So, a tie in this category is actually a win for Obama.  The “O” gets another one.

Voice:  McCain does something weird with his “S’s”.  The shit is annoying.  Barack wins on voice.

Lips:  McCain has no lips.  Barack’s lips look all extra-purple like he be smokin’ hella weed.  This is a toss up.

Capacity to Mis-Characterize: McSame McCain.

Capacity for Truth and Accuracy:  This one goes to Barack “The Truf(Truth)” Obama.

Eye Contact with the Opponent:  I don’t think Grandpa Simpson looked at Barack once during the entire debate.   That’s a tell-tell sign of weakness.  McCain lost his street-cred with that punk move.  Another one for Barack.

Those are my unbiased/objective professional observations.  You can decide for yourself who won Obama/McCain 1.


Larry King/Chris Rock Interview (link)…

Here’s an excerpt from last night’s Larry King/Chris Rock interview on CNN:

KING: You must be … proud that at this stage in our history a black man is running for president on a major ticket.

ROCK: Um, you know what? I’m proud Barack Obama’s running for president. You know? If it was Flavor Flav, would I be proud? No. I don’t support Barack Obama because he’s black.

See the entire story (here)


Barack! Whatever you do, don’t get angry…

See this excerpt from a recent article by Arianna Huffington:

To fully become the transformational leader we need, Obama must demonstrate to the American people his capacity for indignation — for the kind of ferocious passion that fueled King and Nelson Mandela. He has to fight fire with fire, and wield anger in the service of what right, true, and good. The fierce urgency of now demands nothing less.

She’s not the only one. Other neo-liberals have called for Barack to get angry. To “grow a pair”. Brotha – pleeease don’t fall for the okie-dokie. Ain’t these some of the same people that attacked and castigated and demonized Rev. Jeramiah Wright for his rousing displays of “indignation” ???  Look, the truth of the matter is this, the only time White folk really want to see an angry black man…


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Video: Blacks Against Barack Protest (CNN)…


White folk…Obama Waffles…Stereotypes

I ain’t even gonna say anything.  See OBAMA WAFFLES…




This election ain’t gonna be no stroll into the White House for the Obama/Biden ticket.   The Republican Party has lots of resources at its disposal eg. money, whiteness, a well-oiled political machine, forked tongues…  They have an inordinate amount of concentrated power and influence, and possess a win-at-all-costs attitude.  They are not going to relinquish power w/o a serious street-fight.  I’m talkin some Gaza Strip type shit.

Where is this coming from?  This election is ours to lose.  There is way too much at stake.  And I feel that far too many people ain’t really tuned into what’s about to go down.  I’m picking up on too much smugness.  Too much complacency.  After the RNC, and considering the dire state of the economy – and having to subsist against the apocalyptic backdrop of our rapidly deteriorating civil and social society (I believe we’ve been courting a modern day Nadir period for the past 8+ years), I should be overwhelmed – by a sense of urgency – by a “this shit can’t wait attitude” – coming from my fellow Democrats.  It ain’t there.  Dig this, I was at an event this weekend w/ a whole bunch of College students.  Long story short, about 500-800 of us gathered in an auditorium and from the stage someone asked how many people are NOT registered to vote — NIG– I mean, DAWG!!!  After they counted raised-hands do you know it turned out that about 1/5 of the room was NOT registered to vote.  Str8 up!  And it wasn’t just the College kids either!!!  Do you catch my drift?  This ain’t gonna work for me.  It shouldn’t work for you either.  We have to do better.  We can do better.  Now, what I’m about to say/suggest, I’m sure you’ve heard/read it before, but I think it’s worth repeating over and over and over and over again.  Below is a list of things that we can do to help ourselves. Things we can do to help get the Democrats into the White House.  If you think this is useful PLEASE spread it far and wide.

  • Make sure you are registered to vote.
  • Join the Obama campaign.
  • Register at least 10 people to vote.  Encourage each one of them to do the same.
  • Blog/email in support of Obama.
  • If you are able, donate to the Obama campaign.  Don’t trip about the amount.  Shit, I’m broke too, but I figure a whole bunch of people giving a lil sumthin-sumthin goes a long way.
  • If you’re in a street-gang (Folks/Mo’s) threaten mf’s to register and vote Obama!
  • Educate yourself about the candidates and the issues.  Make candidate cheat-sheets for yourself and others.  Talk about Obama/Biden: at work, while droppin’ off shorties at school, at Church/Mosque/Liquor Store, at the gym.  Fellas, talk about the ’08 election/Obama as part of your mack…  The more you know – the better yo game – and the better yo game…  Lay-ups!!!  How’s that for incentive?
  • Host Obama/Biden info parties at the crib.  Make and share Obama/Biden mix cd’s.  Bake for Obama.

Seriously, if you feelin’ me, PLEASE share this post far and wide.

Humbly Submitted;

kdizi Kdizo

the candidates and the issues…where they stand

Wanna know where the candidates stand on the issues?  Here’s a helpful tool that I came accross at Daily Kos.  I challenge you to find any significant difference between McCain/Palin and Pres. Bush.  Bet you can’t do it.