Wednesday, January 30, 2008


In a somewhat unexpected turn of events, John Edwards changed his promise to take his campaign to Super Tuesday, and "suspended" his campaign (a full on drop out would end his federal matching campaign funds). Edwards could certainly see the writing on the wall when he failed to even achieve a second place finish in his home state of South Carolina. Edwards claims he will speak to both campaigns before endorsing one of the democratic campaigns, delaying his inevitable endorsement of his fellow "agent of change" Barack Obama, to reduce the calls of a Quid Pro Quo arrangement. John Edwards, suspending his campaign hopes of election to the Oval Office, and possibly ending his political career, all one term of it.


Just before the state of the union speech by George Bush, and just after the ill-timed endorsement by three of the Kennedy clan, Hillary went over to Ted Kennedy and Obama (seated together), and reached out her hand to both. No hard feelings....this is just politics...nothing personal, AND OBAMA TURNS HIS HEAD TO HER. Very classy. So much for the "uniter." Asked about the snub on his plane following the incident, Obama lies, and claims Clare MacCaskill asked him a question, which is why he turned his back. Pictures seem to indicate his eyes were pointed down at the floor, and definitely not at Clare. We know he hates Clinton, and all she stands for. But show a little class, Barack. Would it have killed you to shake her hand? That is the trouble with trying to portray yourself as something you aren't. Sooner or later the emporer has no clothes, and you sir, are bare assed naked to the world.

Monday, January 28, 2008


In a surprising turn in the "Anybody but a Clinton" period of American politics, Ted Kennedy officially endorsed Barack Obama. Obama in his acceptance speech, stated the election was not about gender, not about religion, not about rich vs. poor, but the past and the future.

And if so, why would he so closely align himself with the oldest of guards, the one politician still in office that so embodies everything he so eloquently professes to despise? What on earth possessed him? I understand Patrick and Caroline, especially Caroline, who authored a wonderfully crafted New York Times op-ed piece proclaiming Barack the closest thing she has seen to her father in her lifetime. They are youthful, and respresent the group upon which his message of hope and change resonates the loudest.

But to align himself with Ted, to make a point of entering the hall with him for the State of the Union speech (which he very well may have overshadowed, something almost never done), and then to be seen together during the speech, just strikes me as the strangest bedfellows ever.

The pundits seem to think Teddy will help marginalize the Hispanic vote for Hillary, already the candidate of most unions, and especially strong with the United farm Workers, but let's face facts. We knew JFK, and Teddy, you ain't him. You either Obama, but obvious comparisons have been drawn. And the Kennedy name is a cache cashed over and over until it was overdrawn, from the back rooms of Massachusetts and in Congress, to the 18" of water his former lover met with her untimely death. Among the Hispanic community, your word, your support, and your endorsement sir, means absolutely Nada.

Sunday, January 27, 2008



Your looking like a modern day W.C. Fields helps no one

You need to campaign a little, but appear above it all

Don't take the attacks on your wife so personally.

Remind the voters of the good things during your administration, not the bulldog campaign tactics you used to be elected.

It's not just Fox news making you look foolish

The less said, the better. Paint a picture with broad strokes.

Be positive. Find the good in everyone

My gosh, you and Jimmy aren't exactly poster boys for the liberals, are you?

Or the money, either

Remind the voters that she weathered many a storm in her life. Attacks from the media, her opponents, and oh yes, your multiple affairs, and the absolute humiliation you caused her.

It wasn't so long ago you were treated like this in the need to get back to this.
You need to rekindle this; in the voters, and in yourself.


As a record number of "I voted" stickers were handed out yesterday in South Carolina, Barack Obama, fueled largely by getting 81% of the black vote, scored a very impressive win, doubling the vote count by his closest opponent. Although the win count exceeded any ones expectations up to yesterday, it should be pointed out that it was only South Carolina, folks.

On CNN, the network who touts they have "the best team in politics", gave gloom and doom scenarios for the Clinton campaign as a result of the exit polling they got in South Carolina. Of course they also gave us the wit and wisdom of William Bennett, who was quoted as saying..."the Clinton's, I just wish they would go away forever." He then did ten minutes on exit MUSIC played for each candidate, and the deep meaning associated to each. After listening to the first five minutes of his ramblings, I can only assume he travels with Rush Limbaugh's medicine chest.
But, before we place any undue importance of this primary,
let's remember three important things.
1. South Carolina is the deep south, and heavily black. Obama was picked to win this state long ago. Let's not be naive. Obama has the speaking ability of a fine Southern baptist Minister, and that plays in the rural south. It is only natural that when seeing an opportunity, a once in a lifetime opportunity to vote for one of their own for President, they would jump at the chance. That is not race, it is human nature. I am not surprised that he got 81% of the black vote, I am surprised that 19% didn't vote for him. That's the story for me. Almost one-fifth of his own people turned their backs on him.

2. Dominating any non-white voting block won't get you elected in November, period.
3. A win for Hillary in S.C. was beating John Edwards in his home state, period.
And number four....did I say there was a number four?

4. It is fucking South Carolina!!! This is the state who voted for Jesse Jackson....twice!! CNN exit polls show the people who voted for Obama valued "experience and electability" dead last (single digit percentages). They don't care about electability, they are going to be screwed no matter who gets into the White House. They will continue to be highly uneducated, and have high instances of poverty regardless. This was their day in the sun, and they took it (81% of them anyway). Personally, I am glad for them. And, I am glad that they are drawn into the voting booths, but lets not read anything earth shattering into this primary. It would be mind bogglingly stupid to think that SC has importance, and the votes in Michigan and Florida don't count.
The picture below is South Carolina, folks. "Scooter," polling supervisor for his local area, will watch your huntin' dawgs while you vote. Just go inside, friend. But a word of caution, if the polling booth you pick inside has a hole in the floor, that ain't for voting', that's for a-peeing.
Let's be serious, in South Carolina, CHANGE is what they do to their underwear every Sunday morning. Get real, would you.......

And finally, here is South Carolina as told by one of their honor students at the Miss Teen contest........

And that is the world,

According to Kimba. Thanks for readin, y'all !!

Saturday, January 26, 2008


In a decision she attributes to "patriotic, political and personal" reasons, former First Daughter Caroline Kennedy is endorsing Barack Obama for president.

In an op-ed in Sunday's New York Times published on the paper's Web site Saturday night, titled "A President Like My Father," Kennedy writes: "It isn't that the other candidates are not experienced or knowledgeable. But this year, that may not be enough. We need a change in the leadership of this country — just as we did in 1960….

"I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them. But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president — not just for me, but for a new generation of Americans."

"Sometimes it takes a while to recognize that someone has a special ability to get us to believe in ourselves, to tie that belief to our highest ideals and imagine that together we can do great things. In those rare moments, when such a person comes along, we need to put aside our plans and reach for what we know is possible. He has built a movement that is changing the face of politics in this country, and he has demonstrated a special gift for inspiring young people — known for a willingness to volunteer, but an aversion to politics — to become engaged in the political process. "


The Obama quote on Ronald Reagan. Did he specifically say he liked the Republican platform of Reagan? No. That was misstated. But Obama's imitation of Reagan's platform is the highest form of flattery, isn't it? Change. Times when the country was ready for a new direction. A fundamentally different path. A change away from the excesses in governmental spending, away from a larger government, away from a period of non-transparency in government, and no dynamism in government caused the American voters to want change.

Friday, January 25, 2008


The day everything changed. Colin Powell, who held Barack Obama-like status with the American people, who displayed Obamaesque charisma and almost universal respect and admiration as a man's man; as his own man, extolling the need for action in the Middle east (video below, along with a little dialogue from his number one man).
It was COLIN POWELL saying it, folks. Like Barack, I don't know how I would have voted on the Presidential authorization bill, but I certainly wouldn't hold it against anyone who believed him and voted aye. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, nah. But if Colin Powell, an American hero (and the first truly viable black Presidential candidate eight years ago) said so, you have to stand up and listen. We now know it was a masterful manipulation. But who really cares about that vote as a defining moment for the candidates? Get passed this and talk about the future. The authorization vote? Ancient history. We need to get over it, and move on.


Barack has Oprah
Huckabee has Chuck Norris
Edwards has Tim Robbins
Mc Cain now has Sly Stallone
and Ron Paul...well Ron has the geek squad
But Hillary has the New York Times
That's all I am saying.
The editorial staff of a major newspaper has
researched, discussed, and voted on their Democratic choice for President.
A newspaper who has covered her Senate terms since day one
Who would know better?
So you guys can keep your celeb endorsements
We've got the New York Times, who has said....
"hugely impressed" ... then praises her intellect, experience and capacity to unite America.
the Times editorial board said the paper's home state representative in the Senate was "capable of both uniting and leading."
"Hearing her talk about the presidency, her policies and answers for America's big problems, we are hugely impressed by the depth of her knowledge, by the force of her intellect and by the breadth of, yes, her experience," the paper said.
"We saw her going town by town through New York in 2000, including places where Clinton-bashing was a popular sport. She won over skeptical voters and then delivered on her promises and handily won re-election in 2006."
Clinton's policy proposals are more complex and nuanced, the Times argued, asserting that Clinton had already "won the respect of world leaders and many in the American military" during her years in the Senate. "She would be a strong commander in chief," the Times claimed.
"The next president needs to start immediately on challenges that will require concrete solutions, resolve, and the ability to make government work.
Mrs. Clinton is more qualified, right now, to be president."
Can you imagine any newspaper, anywhere saying all of that
about John Edwards or Barack Obama? That's all I saying.
And that is the "World according to Kimba" Thanks for reading


I have been told to soften my stance on Obama by one of my faithful readers,
so here is some levity to lighten the tone of my blog.
I was also told today that I am starting to sound like Bill
with my rants about the Obama campaign.
Maybe so, I am older, red faced and sleep deprived.
Not to mention harboring bad feelings about the press, as well.
Thanks for your comments, I will back off somewhat.
If Senator Obaminable stops calling Hillary a liar, of course.
That is the trouble of trying to take the high road.
You have to resist the urge to get down in the mud and cat scratch your opponent,
which the Clinton's surely made you do, didn't they rookie?
Maybe you are getting experienced.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


"I said I didn't know what I would have done if I were on the Senate floor and had to vote on authorizing the Iraq war, because I didn't want to make our two candidates look bad." I guess that's why he voted to fund the war five times as well...he didn't want to humiliate the candidates then either.

He has a way of explaining away everything!!! I guess that is why he voted "present" over 50 times in the Illinois Senate---that way he doesn't have to explain anything.

Obama-----he calls Hillary a liar to shift the focus away from his lie

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


First, to discuss the economy at a democratic debate (New Hampshire)
First to insist on the Pentagon coming up with an Iraq exit strategy (as a member of the armed forces committee)
First to tackle health care (as the First Lady)
First to realize that the problem isn't Iraq or Iran, it is Pakistan
(as junior Senator of New York)
First Democrat in a long, long time to impress the Republican side of the Senatorial aisle
First to support the African American community from the White House
First to call out Obama for his weak kneed, Kumbaya (sic) style of not saying shit
First to be attacked by the Democratic candidates, and the mainstream media
First, you look at the facts, and extensive experience of Hillary, then you will see that for the nation to rebound, she needs to be the
First female President of the United States

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Loved the debate in So Carolina last night. I think we are finally seeing Mr. Obama for what he is. Not an angel, not a unifier, not a taker of the "high road", but a scrapper who will say anything in order to get elected like everyone else. Like calling the Clinton's liars about thirteen times...
Let's take a look at Obama's words, which cannot be denied....
“When it comes to Sen. Clinton’s remarks: look, I think it’s very clear that Sen. Clinton has — and President Clinton has — been spending the last month attacking me in ways that are not accurate. “Sen. Clinton announced while we were still in Iowa that this was gonna be her strategy and called it the 'fun part of campaigning.'
Wait Obama, you just said that the Clinton's are liars, and Hillary announced in Iowa that lying was gonna be her strategy and she called it the "fun part of campaigning?"
"I can't tell who I'm running against sometimes," said Obama.
You might want one of your advisors to school you, bud. You are running against the woman who just kicked your ass in New Hampshire and Nevada.
Obama was asked if he believes Bill Clinton was the "first black president," as Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison once declared. "I would have to, you know, investigate more of Bill's dancing abilities, you know, and some of this other stuff (did he mean Bill's PENIS?)before I accurately judge whether he was in fact a brother."
Obama raises a good point here...what do we know about Obama's dancing abilities? Seriously, a completely unfunny and bigoted remark which would not be tolerated by anyone outside of the black community.
"while I was working on those streets watching those folks see their jobs shift overseas, you were a corporate lawyer sitting on the board at Wal-Mart."
For the record, this was the first salvo. The first shot across the bow, so to speak. So any rhetoric about taking the high road just fizzled away, Barack.

CLINTON: Just a minute. In the Illinois state senate, Senator Obama voted 130 times present. That's not yes, that's not no. That's maybe. And on issue after issue that really were hard to explain or understand, you know, voted present on keeping sex shops away from schools, voted present on limiting the rights of victims of sexual abuse, voted present time and time again.
It's just very difficult to get a straight answer, and that's what we are probing for.
OBAMA: I feel bad for John...

Wait a minute, Barack, you were just accused of one of the worst senatorial voting records I have ever heard of, including not being able to vote against sex shops around schools, and all you can say is "I feel bad for John?" I feel bad for you, Barack. Good comeback.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


This is the latest cover of Golf week, a golfing magazine picturing a noose on its cover in response to a conversation overheard on the Golf Channel recently. Apparently, the two commentators were talking about the odds of anyone beating Tiger Woods, and offering some tips to the PGA competitors on what they could do to beat him, including "lynch him in an alley." Of course this was an off the cuff attempt at humor, and the commentator, Kelly Tilghman mean no harm. She kept her job, Tiger said it was a "non-issue", but when the editor of Golf week approved this cover, he got fired. The driving factor in his termination....Tiger is part African American.
Hillary Clinton got caught up in the race card wars when she had the audacity to mention the difference between Martin Luther King's rhetoric, historic as it was, actually took a politician to put it in action. That is why MLK fought so hard for LBJ's election. He obviously knew it would take someone in the political world to take his hopes and dreams and put them into action. LBJ got elected (with the massive help of MLK), and the Civil Rights act of 1968 was born. A perfect example of how Obama's dreams and talk of hope were not enough without someone who actually knew how to implement them into action. No harm, no foul, right? Wrong. She was being accused of bigotry, and is now trying to fix the damage caused by her even going near the political "hot box" that is race. Not that she talked about race. She talked about someone from a race other than her own, and a national hero, no less. Obviously, she meant no harm. Why would she possibly want to slam the number one all time leader of the African American, and American civil rights movement. Makes no sense, especially from a member of a family that has distinguished themselves for their work in civil rights and equality since they were teenagers.
Recently Chris Matthews, accessing the success from Hillary in the primaries so far, made the comment "She is probably doing well because of the empathy we feel because Bill cheated on her so many times." But he wasn't fired. Just gave an apology, and that was that. Because gender discrimination is tolerated, but, even to this day, anything racial, or anything regarding a person of color, good intentioned or not, is the third rail of politics. If you go there, you will get burnt.
I just wish we could get past it, once and for all, as easy as that is for me to say. Obama won't be the first black President. He will be the next friggin' President. One of the most powerful and influential people on earth. And all we can talk about is his skin? How about his heart, or his brain? We are absolutely stuck in the mud, folks. Stuck debating, and discussing the same old crap every year. The primary goes to South Carolina, and we have to waste time again (and again) talking about the Confederate flag? The economy is turning to hell, we are in a war, there have been some disturbing scientific studies on the condition of the friggin' planet....and we are going to talk about a 3' by 5' piece of cloth. Take it down, leave it up...your choice. But can't we go onto more important things? We are hypersensitive about race. Too quick to judge, and too slow to move on.
And that is the challenge for Hillary and the other candidates. Finding a palatable way to criticize a man of color in an intellectual way, without suffering the loss of the black vote, she is relying so heavily on to get elected. A vote she knows full well put her husband into the White House.
And that is "The World According to Kimba" Thanks for reading

Friday, January 18, 2008




As the Culinary Union worked feverishly this week to persuade its members to support Barack Obama, a prickly question arose: What is the difference between tough political tactics and unethical, or illegal, intimidation? Some Culinary members say they have felt intimidated by the pushy approach of some organizers. Some, however, were told they would have to caucus for Obama, period.

If so, it raises the question of where a union draws the line between hard-nosed politicking and intimidation. Having endorsed Obama just last week, 10 days before the Nevada caucus, organizers are working overtime and making the hard sell. Some members -- including ones identified to the Las Vegas Sun by the Clinton campaign -- find the approach off-putting.

Take, for instance, the case of Ruben Beltran, a Culinary member and Clinton volunteer who helps set up conventions at Mandalay Bay. Union representatives, he said, are telling employees they must caucus for Obama on Saturday, making it sound more like a demand than a suggestion. A union rep removed a pile of Clinton fliers from the cafeteria and asked workers where they came from. She said many members support Clinton and would be following their conscience Saturday.

Most troubling is the case of Sylvia Antuna, a cook at Paris Las Vegas, who said she was filling out a voter registration form in the employee cafeteria when two union reps approached her about Obama. When she told them she wasn’t sure about caucusing for him, one rep took her registration form, telling her that she couldn’t participate Saturday if she wasn’t supporting Obama. (Antuna is undecided.) Marie Angers, a fellow cook, and her son, Matt DeFalco, a kitchen runner, said they witnessed the incident and engaged the organizers in a heated discussion. Angers is a Clinton backer. Both said they saw one organizer hand Antuna an Obama pledge card, telling her she had to sign it to participate in the caucus.

A large number of the voters who are expected to caucus at the casino sites are Latino. With the Democratic race already embroiled in debates over race this past week, all the candidates have been making concerted efforts to reach out to Nevada's sizable Latino population. However, Clinton's ties to the lawsuit via her backers could damage her support among Latino voters, not just in Nevada, but as the race moves to Feb. 5 states that also have large Latino populations.
The ad says (translation by UNITE HERE): "Hillary Clinton does not respect our people. Hillary Clinton’s supporters went to court to stop working people from being able to vote on Saturday. That is disgraceful. Unforgivable. Hillary Clinton does not respect our people who work hard. Hillary Clinton’s supporters want to stop people who are working on Saturday so they can’t vote. Disgraceful. Unforgivable. Hillary Clinton has no shame. Hillary Clinton should not let her friends attack the right of our people to vote on Saturday. Disgraceful. Unforgivable. No respect. Senator Barack Obama is defending our right to vote. Senator Obama wants our votes. He respects our votes. He respects our community, our gente. Barack Obama’s campaign theme is 'Si Se Puede.' Yes we can. Vote for a President who respects us and our right to vote. Obama for President. Yes we can.

What the the ad doesn't mention is that (1) they cannot prove a direct link between the plaintiff's of the law suit (teachers union) and Senator Clinton, and (2) Clinton enjoys an overwhelmingly positive amount of support from the Jewish population in Nevada, a surprizingly flourishing community in the state. They will have to choose between their sabbath, and voting. No special voting accomodations for them...which is Obaminable.

The emergence of a labor effort on Obama's behalf touched off a barrage of criticism from both the Clinton camp and aides to Sen. John Edwards, who said they considered it a surprising turn of events given that Obama's campaign was sharply critical of labor organizations that campaigned heavily for Clinton and Edwards in New Hampshire and Iowa. "He loudly and repeatedly attacked independent ads by unions in Iowa as the product of special interests," said Edwards for President Deputy Campaign Manager Jonathan Prince. "But when a different outside group starts running ads on his behalf in Nevada, there's not a peep from him or his campaign.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Loose thoughts about the political races so far...

Enjoyed the debate last night between Obama, Edwards and Clinton. Very polite and subdued. Sitting them around the table seemed to help. There were some body blows, but no heavy punches landed, and certainly no knock out punches even attempted, far less delivered. My personal opinion? Hillary won this one (and I am calling the caucus for her as well--a full week ahead of the event), she had the facts at the ready, and appeared calm and confident. Edwards continued in his scrappy, bulldog, little guy posture, which is getting overwhelmingly negative, and simply will not work with the electorate. Obama looked like a little boy compared to Hillary. Someone forgot to tell him to bring his testicles last night.
Yes, the unions in Nevada (at least the culinary union and the service workers unions) have left the Clinton family and supported Obama. But don't you Clinton supporters worry about that; both unions are heavily Hispanic, and Hispanics have never shown the willingness to vote for an African American....besides the Clinton campaign is pulling heavily from white women, the poorer class and the undereducated as well. Once you separate those classes from Nevada, who's left? Certainly not a majority of the Democratic voters.
Over on the other side of the aisle, Romney is getting some real buzz for his performances of late. He looks certainly looks presidential, and has loosened up to a certain degree. And let's face it, if we continue to see some success in Iraq (at least a slowdown of violence on the evening news), the voters eyes will be on domestic issues, and that means the current economic situation, and that should give Romney a nice little bump in the polls. Who better to run the economy on the republican side than Mitt Romney? He did found a company based solely on their ability to build wealth for others...he understand business theory and practice like no one else running on either side.
If the surge does keep working, if the news quiets down in Iraq, what effect will it have on the Democrats who are pushing an immediate pullout of troops next year? Will the voters connect the dots with another precipitous pullout in somewhat of a defeat (Vietnam)? It is time for the Dems to move their rhetoric onto the economy, just like Romney did and carried Michigan because of it. Clinton has been all over it the past week or so, but every time she comes out with a plan, it costs another 50 to 100 billion. She has to remind every one where she is going to get her cash to run these programs, mainly taxing the incomes over $250,000.00.
Finally, you have to wonder where on earth could you find 500 voters to vote for Mike Gravel? You would have to have the average IQ of a competitor on Survivor or one of the girls on Deal or No Deal to actually want to go out and vote for Mike Gravel. I don't care if Obama and Edwards names were taken of the ballot. I don't care if your only other voting options were Hillary, Kuchinich, undeclared and none of the above. Mike Gravel? Maybe your time would have been better spent forgoing the Michigan primary, and checking into some good trade schools, or picking out a nice frame for your GED.
And that is the "World According to Kimba" Thanks for reading

Sunday, January 13, 2008


This morning, Tim Russert and the team behind "Meet the Press" deliberately, and with malice of forethought set out to make it look like Bill Clinton called the Obama campaign a fairy tale. In deliberately only showing the last ten seconds of the Youtube video (which does show the entire quote), they exposed themselves as the yellow journalists that they are.
Clearly, the Clinton quote (in a previous posting on this web site) is about his (Obama's) incorrect and untruthful claim that he opposed the Iraq war from day one, and THAT was a fairy tale. Here is Hillary's response to the unwarranted and viciously untruthful attack.

Additionally, Russert made the claim that Hillary somehow was going around criticizing Martin Luther King. The fact is, Hillary made the correct observation that like MLK, Obama is a very gifted speaker, but words are not action. King took action. Even so, it took LBJ to set King's words into action, which they both together got done.
On a scale from one to ten, just how painfully stupid would you have to be to think Hillary is going to criticize one of our greatest Americans? Especially when campaigning against Barack Obama?
South Carolina knows. The African Americans know. The Clinton family has always been on the side of African Americans, and they never left their sides. That is why the press coined the phrase about Bill "the first Black President," which was meant to be an INSULT to the Clinton's. Of course, as we all know, Bill just smiled, and said thanks for the COMPLIMENT.


believes the United States is a fundamentally negative force in the world.--
believes that American imperialism is the primary cause of Islamic radicalism.--
believes that the decision to go to war in Iraq was not an individual case of monumental stupidity, but a consequence of America’s fundamental imperialistic nature.--
tends to blame America for the failures of others—i.e. the failure of our NATO allies to fulfill their responsibilities in Afghanistan.--
doesn’t believe that capitalism, carefully regulated and progressively taxed, is the best liberal idea in human history.--
believes American society is fundamentally unfair (as opposed to having unfair aspects that need improvement).--
believes that eternal problems like crime and poverty are the primarily the fault of society.--
believes that America isn’t really a democracy.--
believes that corporations are fundamentally evil.--
believes in a corporate conspiracy that controls the world.--
is intolerant of good ideas when they come from conservative sources.--
dismissively mocks people of faith, especially those who are opposed to abortion and gay marriage.--
regularly uses harsh, vulgar, intolerant language to attack moderates or conservatives.

thou must lack empathy due to an excessive degree of self-absorption
thou must believe that he or she is exceptional and morally superior
thou must frequently engage in exploitative behaviors
thou must require frequent acquisition of goods he or she doesn’t need
thou must (on occasion) resort to some form of overt or covert violence, coercion, or extortion to resolve conflicts
thou must perceive others as obstacles to his or her “success”
thou must disregard laws and rules except as a means to achieve his or her agenda
thou must demonstrate deep hypocrisy by projecting a righteous, benevolent image while committing reprehensible acts
thou must refuse to accept the consequences of his or her actions
thou must accept Jesus Christ as his or her personal savior

Saturday, January 12, 2008


The Obama camp says Bill called the Obama campaign and his chances for election a fairy tale. Now you can hear the truth as he said it. I can't believe this is turning out to be a major controversy. Must be a slow news period.


Hillary who?
She is a woman who grew up in such privileged circumstances in a wealthy Chicago suburb that she was a Goldwater Girl.
Who went to Wellesley.
Who worked on the Nixon case.
Who became a partner in a major law firm.
Who was the wife of a governor.
Who was then the influential wife of a President.
Who carpetbagged to win a Senate seat out of upstate NY.
Who deliberately got into and remained in a political marriage of convenience in order to advance in politics.
Who took part in a bargain in which she overlooked continuous philandering in exchange for power.
Who got on TV and said she’s not some Tammy Wynette just standing by her man.
Who I will more than likely vote for...


He played a lawyer on TV, but he sure can play a doctor, as shown in this video, as he performs Republican surgery on Mike Huckabee, who never saw it coming, at least from Fred.


This should be a friendly place for John Edwards. It is in the Low Country of South Carolina, the state where he was born and a place where his message about haves and have-nots should have great reach. Logic suggests this would be John Edwards' moment.
The nation may be sliding into recession. Tens of millions struggle without health-care insurance, while many others are under insured. Jobs continue fleeing to cheaper foreign markets. This is the place his message, as convoluted as it is, will play out.
John Edwards, a third place finisher in everything (he virtually tied with Clinton in Iowa), tried to align himself with Obama-mania in order to create an "us vs. her" movement, and define himself as an equal "agent of change" as Barack, which landed with a thud in New Hampshire.
He tried to define himself as the great crusader against the evils of corporate America, thinking he could transform his previous career as an ambulance chaser into some sort of position of nobility. He attempts to lead his campaign's charge with a grittiness and scrappy-ness he thought would play out as opposed to Barack's lethargy (and endless preacher rhetoric) and Clinton's Washington insider persona. He is the outsider, having been unemployed as of late.
Yet this I-told-you-so-four-years-ago moment finds the former North Carolina Democratic senator on the ropes and eclipsed by the forces of celebrity and history, in the form of presidential campaigns from Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. It's almost as if he's a prophet ignored in his homeland. This could be Edwards' last call, at least the polls seem to indicate it will be, as he is currently running a dismal third place in SC, and a distant third as well.

My prediction? If John Edwards does not win,
and win decisively (8 to 10%), he is absolute roadkill.

Whether he will drop out when this fails to materialize, the smart money says no. John Edwards is all about John Edwards. His hanging on to the real "Audacity of Hope", namely his election would be a distraction as the nation tries to determine which horse to ride. Certainly, neither of the top two Democratic candidates needs a third candidate slinging mud on them as they consider their electability in a national election. John Edwards is a dirty player in elections, and when he sees the light in the tunnel, there is no telling what negative ads he might post.

Friday, January 11, 2008

We've arrived at the war, as I said that we would.
And war is a thing that does every boy good!
We will sleep in the trenches and go without supper
To make the world safe for New York; Side Upper.
And we'll shoot every traitor and all out-of-towners
Who side with these bibulous Middle East Frowners!
Any questions?
Sir, This war makes no sense.
This does seem quite dense.
Would it kill our defense,
if this war was past-tense?
You said you could help
You said we should surge
But I look at the death here
and it's making me purge
So here is my sword.
And here is my hat.
We're all going home!
And that, sir, is that!
It's a minefield out there!
We must stay the course!
For which Bush and Cheney show no remorse
Sir, I think what I think.
Now get out of my way!
Halt soldier, you liberal, you must obey!
But listen
Would you stay, if I let Congress have their way?
I fired Don Rummy, and put good food in your tummy
Spam and fried chicken, of this I am certain
The food must be good,
it comes from Dick Cheney's Halliburton
So stay the course, if only for a few more years
I told you the Iraqi's will lead the cheers
We took out Saddam, and that is no joke
Stay with me, stay with me,
now find me a rope


Anyone who knows my political leanings (and it doesn't take long), knows that I define myself as a "Clinton Democrat." I do love Bill. I could care less who he fooled around with, all of the past Presidents did, only the press never used to report it. I do wish he hadn't lied under oath or gave up those pardons, but over all, you righted the King George I sinking ship, eliminated the deficit, balanced five budgets, grew the economy in substantial ways, and as a public speaker, you were practically without equal.
But you do seem to be slipping a little, old friend. Or has the seven year sabbatical from your Presidency made me remember only the good times, and forget your occasional slip-up and boneheaded move. Like this little gem of a recent quote on the Iraq war while stumping for the better half in New Hampshire....

"I opposed the Iraq war from the very start."
Bill Clinton, on the campaign trail with wife, Hillary

Who are you kidding Mr. president? Your record on the Iraq war is very well chronicled over the years. Like these quotes circa 2003....when will you ever learn?
"Saddam is gone and good riddance," Clinton said in an April 16, 2003, speech in New York. Clinton defended president Bush's decision to go to war, even though no weapons of mass destruction had yet been found. "I don't think you can criticize the president for trying to act on the belief that they have a substantial amount of chemical and biological stock ...That is what I was always told."
Shortly before the war, in the former president suggested U.N. inspectors should be given more time to look for weapons. But Clinton never publicly distanced himself from Bush's overall approach before the war. "I think he's doing the right thing right now," Clinton told CNN interviewer Larry King on Feb. 6, 2003. Moreover, he continued to defend Bush—and the congressional vote to authorize the war that his wife supported—even as it became clear in the late spring of 2003 that the U.S. occupation was not going well. I supported the president when he asked for authority to stand up against weapons of mass destruction in Iraq," Clinton said in a college commencement speech in Mississippi on May 18, 2003. "
As previously stated, I do love this man, but if Hillary is going to be elected, he needs to be scripted. And no loose interviews. I have noticed (and blogged on) the fact that the former President seems to look feeble and dotty lately. Almost pre-Alsheimerish. I am going to stop short of saying you shouldn't appear together, but trying to pass off to have some kind of relationship together, and kissing is enough to make me gag.
And that is the "World According to Kimba." Thanks for reading.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Now that the fallout from the New Hampshire primary has finally settled, the main question is, why were the polls so incredibly inaccurate? Why Clinton in the lead by double digits, then dropping down to virtually nothing? Why did polls show a serge ahead into the lead for Obama in the week preceding the primary? Then, inexplicably, Clinton holds the lead and eventually wins, while exit polling determined that more people were stating their voting preference for Obama?
Answer number one is that clearly Hillary draws a substantial amount of her voting support from the poor, and from less educated voting blocks, which were not sampled, at least to the degree and extent that more affluent and well educated groups were.
But this still does not explain the exit polling administered at many voting precinct locations. Why did so many more people tell an exit surveyor of their vote cast for Obama than was officially tallied? Many experts and political pundits are pointing to something called the Bradley factor, defined below.
The term Bradley effect or Wilder effect refers to a phenomenon which has led to inaccurate voter opinion polls in some American political campaigns between a white candidate and a non-white candidate. Specifically, there have been instances in which statistically significant numbers of white voters tell pollsters in advance of an election that they are either genuinely undecided, or likely to vote for the non-white candidate, but those voters exhibit a different behavior when actually casting their ballots. White voters who said that they were undecided break in statistically large numbers toward the white candidate, and many of the white voters who said that they were likely to vote for the non-white candidate ultimately cast their ballot for the white candidate. This reluctance to give accurate polling answers has sometimes extended to post-election exit polls as well.
Researchers who have studied the issue theorize that some white voters give inaccurate responses to polling questions because of a fear that they might appear to others to be racially prejudiced. Some research has suggested that the race of the pollster conducting the interview may factor into that concern. At least one prominent researcher has suggested that with regard to pre-election polls, the discrepancy can be traced in part by the polls' failure to account for general conservative political leanings among late-deciding voters.
Will this election be decided purely on race alone? One would like to think not, but lets not be naive. The chance for a black American to live in a period of time from the atrocities of racial discrimination into the civil unrest of the sixties, the passage of the 1968 Civil Rights Bill, and then to actually participating in the election of a Black president in one lifetime is a mind boggling event.
Can one such American pass on this opportunity and not feel a traitor to his / her own heritage? Will Hillary draw voters in from the voting electorate simply because she is white (and because she is a woman)? Will liberal Blacks vote for Hillary simply because they fear that the United States is not capable of electing a minority (racial), and in voting for Obama, will actually participate in the (undesired) election of a conservative?
Time will tell, of course. But in the speculation of the questions above, one must also factor in the Clinton persona in the black community (remember Bill being called the nations "first black President?"). These, and many more factors have made this election particularly of interest to all of America. The dichotomy of differences between Hillary and Barack is inescapable; in age, in race, in gender, and in personality.
In my mind, there IS one centrist argument to be considered, namely that voting on the terms of race alone is bigotry, and any black American who votes for Obama based on his race alone, is no better than the white voters who have oppressed African Americans for our countries first 200 years plus.
Of course there is one troubled voting faction who can't win or women. Do they vote for Obama for his skin, or Hillary for her vagina? For political observers (and bloggers), these are the best of times, and the worst of times.
And that is the World According to Kimba. Thanks for reading (and voting)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


For more of Papa Giorgio's blog, click on the link to the right "Religiopolitical Talk"
or just click here.Thanks for the laugh, Papa !!!


"I came to New Hampshire and I listened to you...
and in doing so I found my own voice....."
"Now lets work a comeback for this country, like you have given me tonight"
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Chelsea isn't helping, Momma went home, and Bill has lost his fire and his competitive edge (and has looked like the initial stages of Alzheimer's are setting in at times). So tonight we witnessed the re-emergence of a powerhouse Junior Senator from upstate New York. And when she came through the other side of the tunnel, she proved that like Obama, she too, is a force to be reckoned with. With her own campaign, her own vision, and yes, her own voice.
GAME ON !!!!!!

Monday, January 7, 2008


Anyone thinking Hillary is cold and calculating, watch the first video below and see the real Hillary. She deeply cares about what she is doing, and will do. She is the real deal.

I don't need a wanna-be Southern Baptist minister who pumps up the crowd and says nothing. CHANGE? Even when King George the second got into the White House, we got change. Change? Hope? Forget the second rate Tony Robbins impression and tell me what you will do, and how you will do it. Obama still doesn't have a plan for universal health care. If you really do your homework like I have, you would see he doesn't have a plan for ANYTHING, except the safe road to make no mistakes, and stay shallow and non committal.

She's right. This may be the most important election we will participate in. These are tough times, and if we elect the wrong person, things could spiral out of control. We can't lose this election number one, and we can't afford to take a flier on a fresh inexperienced face, as charismatic as he is. Show me a political outsider, and I will show you someone who doesn't know shit. What are the voters thinking about? Placing more value on rhetoric than experience? Say what you want about on the job training. The Presidency is not an apprenticeship program.

Sunday, January 6, 2008


Click here for the link to today's Washington Post op/ed piece by George McGovern.
"As we enter the eighth year of the Bush-Cheney administration, I have belatedly and painfully concluded that the only honorable course for me is to urge the impeachment of the president and the vice president.
Bush and Cheney are clearly guilty of numerous impeachable offenses. They have repeatedly violated the Constitution. They have transgressed national and international law. They have lied to the American people time after time. Their conduct and their barbaric policies have reduced our beloved country to a historic low in the eyes of people around the world. These are truly "high crimes and misdemeanors," to use the constitutional standard.
From the beginning, the Bush-Cheney team's assumption of power was the product of questionable elections that probably should have been officially challenged -- perhaps even by a congressional investigation. In a more fundamental sense, American democracy has been derailed throughout the Bush-Cheney regime. The dominant commitment of the administration has been a murderous, illegal, nonsensical war against Iraq.
How could a once-admired, great nation fall into such a quagmire of killing, immorality and lawlessness?
It happened in part because the Bush-Cheney team repeatedly deceived Congress, the press and the public into believing that Saddam Hussein had nuclear arms and other horrifying banned weapons that were an "imminent threat" to the United States. The administration also led the public to believe that Iraq was involved in the 9/11 attacks -- another blatant falsehood.
Ironically, while Bush and Cheney made counterterrorism the battle cry of their administration, their policies -- especially the war in Iraq -- have increased the terrorist threat and reduced the security of the United States. Consider the difference between the policies of the first President Bush and those of his son. When the Iraqi army marched into Kuwait in August 1990, President George H.W. Bush gathered the support of the entire world, including the United Nations, the European Union and most of the Arab League, to quickly expel Iraqi forces from Kuwait. The Saudis and Japanese paid most of the cost. Instead of getting bogged down in a costly occupation, the administration established a policy of containing the Baathist regime with international arms inspectors, no-fly zones and economic sanctions. Iraq was left as a stable country with little or no capacity to threaten others.
Today, after five years of clumsy, mistaken policies and U.S. military occupation, Iraq has become a breeding ground of terrorism and bloody civil strife. It is no secret that former president Bush, his secretary of state, James A. Baker III, and his national security adviser, Gen. Brent Scowcroft, all opposed the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq.
In addition to the shocking breakdown of presidential legal and moral responsibility, there is the scandalous neglect and mishandling of the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe. The veteran CNN commentator Jack Cafferty condenses it to a sentence: "I have never ever seen anything as badly bungled and poorly handled as this situation in New Orleans." Any impeachment proceeding must include a careful and critical look at the collapse of presidential leadership in response to perhaps the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. "


Saturday, January 5, 2008


sycophant - a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage ass-kisser, crawler, toady, lackey, apple polisher, bootlicker

Pictured to the right, John Edwards responds to a question of how much of Obama's shit he is willing to eat. That is one dirty bastard, people. His plan tonight was obvious. He is not a leader, pure and simple. The only way he can have a chance is to wipe Hillary off the face of the earth, so he aligns himself with Obama, fights dirty, and if he can destroy Clinton, he will walk over her dead carcass, and start in fighting dirty with Obama.

Barack Obama and John Edwards, the top two finishers in this week's Iowa Democratic caucuses, joined forces in a debate to attack Hillary Clinton as a representative of what they said was a failed status quo. Obama, 46, an Illinois senator, criticized Clinton for failing to join with him and Edwards to provide specifics on how to raise more money for the U.S. Social Security system. Edwards defended Obama after Clinton took issue with Obama's health-care plan.
Every time Obama "speaks out for change, every time I fight for change, the forces of status quo are going to attack - - every single time,'' Edwards, 54, said. The attacks prompted Clinton to say that while her opponents are merely running on a promise of change,'' she can offer voters 35 years of experience making change,'' pointing out her efforts to expand health-care coverage for children and veterans. The exchange prompted New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, a former United Nations envoy, to quip: "I've been in hostage negotiations that were a lot more civil than that.''


From the New York Post
A soldier killed this week in Iraq is speaking from beyond the grave -through a lengthy blog posting he left behind in which he asks for people not to cry, recalls his love for his wife and meditates on the importance of doing one's duty. "What I don't want this to be is a chance for me, or anyone else to be maudlin," wrote Maj. Andrew Olmsted, 38, a member of the 1st Infantry Division who was shot to death Thursday in Baghdad. Olmsted - a prolific blogger who kept his own site and wrote regularly for the Web site of his home- state paper, Denver's Rocky Mountain News - wrote with humor and bravery, and had a friend post a prepared statement on after his death.

Quoting from his blog...."On a similar note, while you're free to think whatever you like about my life and death, if you think I wasted my life, I'll tell you you're wrong. We're all going to die of something. I died doing a job I loved. When your time comes, I hope you are as fortunate as I was. The duly-elected American government decided to go to war in Iraq. (Even if you maintain President Bush was not properly elected, Congress voted for war as well.) As a soldier, I have a duty to obey the orders of the President of the United States as long as they are Constitutional. I can no more opt out of missions I disagree with than I can ignore laws I think are improper. I do not consider it a violation of my individual rights to have gone to Iraq on orders because I raised my right hand and volunteered to join the army. Whether or not this mission was a good one, my participation in it was an affirmation of something I consider quite necessary to society. So if nothing else, I gave my life for a pretty important principle; I can (if you'll pardon the pun) live with that."
"......perhaps my death can serve as a small reminder of the costs of war. Regardless of the merits of this war, or of any war, I think that many of us in America have forgotten that war means death and suffering in wholesale lots. A decision that for most of us in America was academic, whether or not to go to war in Iraq, had very real consequences for hundreds of thousands of people. Yet I was as guilty as anyone of minimizing those very real consequences in lieu of a cold discussion of theoretical merits of war and peace. Now I'm facing some very real consequences of that decision"

Friday, January 4, 2008


At least Obama was classier in victory than that little twerp John Edwards, who took yet another shot across the bow of the Hillary campaign when he said..."Today was a vote against the status quo, today was a vote for change." If he wasn't such a gutless weasel he would have called her out by name. Unfortunately, his testicles are stored permanently between his wife's legs.

Thursday, January 3, 2008


With over 70% of the Iowa caucus votes in, it is abundantly clear that the Iowa voters overwhelmingly favor Mike Huckabee on the conservative / evangelical side, and slightly favor Obama over Edwards and Clinton, who are in a virtual dead heat.
How Mike Huckabee came to prominence in Iowa is very easy to calculate. He pulled nearly all of the evangelical vote in a highly religious state. His message resonated with Iowa voters, and his "aw shucks" demeanor didn't hurt himself either. Iowans could see Huckabee as a friend and neighbor. Romney, stiff and polished, did not score with the majority of Iowa because he is the most urban of candidates. Iowa cannot relate to his appearance, and especially with his religion. In a nutshell (pun intended), they saw through the heaping stacks of bullshit Mitt was peddling, and who would know shit went they see it better than a farming state.
The Democratic side is much harder to fathom. Asserting his "change candidate" platform, Obama elevated himself into the top spot with charisma, and charisma alone, despite the overwhelmingly weak amount of experience he has in public office, or just about anything else. In one sense I like the fact that an overwhelmingly white state like Iowa would vote for an African American. It bodes well for a historically bigoted nation since day one. The fact that they are willing to place him in the White House at a most critical time in our history, with virtually ZERO experience is a real head-scratcher.
Lets hope as we go along in the 29 primaries to follow, we will encounter less naive voting blocks among the Democratic side. Voters who can see that a one time Senator from Chicago (and one who has rarely even cast a vote in Congress) doesn't have a snowballs chance in hell of occupying the White House. A vote for Obama is a vote for a Republican executive branch, and the usual stalemate with a Democratically controlled Congress. Vote with you head and not your heart people. If everyone voted with their hearts alone, our 41st President would have been Elvis fucking Presley. And that is the World According to Kimba (sore loser)
See you in New England for round two.


Friends describe Amina and Sarah as quiet but well-liked students at Lewisville High School. They played tennis and soccer and were enrolled in many Advanced Placement classes. "They were extremely smart -- like geniuses," said Allison Villarreal, a senior at Lewisville High, where Amina was a senior and Sarah was a junior.
Liz Marines, secretary of the Lewisville High School Student Council, had classes with both of the sisters and also remembers their scholastic abilities."Amina was very nice with everybody. She helped me in [Advanced Placement English] class," she said. Sarah was a sophomore when she took an Algebra II class with Liz, who was a junior at the time. She said the sisters, who wore typical American clothes, didn't talk much about their family. "I didn't know they were Muslims until she told me they were Egyptian and Muslim," Liz said.
Sounds like another wonderful case of people emigrating into our country and assimilating into our culture, and living the American dream, doesn't it? Well, what happens behind closed doors oft times reveals another story entirely. Two beautiful young girls, good at school, socially adept, even had a My Space blog (linked here). Ironically, in Amina's My Space entry it reads "Don't take life too will never get out of it alive." You see, these two girls have had their promising lives snuffed out by a murderous bastard.....allegedly a man they called "Dad." Read on for more horrifying details of what is believed to be a Muslim "honor killing", a chilling practice carried out by their own father, with thanks to "Fish wrap", a blog from the Washington Post, linked here.
Sisters, Amina, 18, and Sarah, 17, were each shot to death. Friends of the girls say their father was Egyptian and critical of popular American lifestyles. "I'm definitely 100% sure that it was her dad that killed her," said Kathleen Wong, a friend of the dead teenagers. Wong says the girl's father was verbally abusive and that Sarah, especially, lived in fear. "She's always told me that she was always so scared of her dad," says Wong. "Even at school if a teacher joked around like, 'I'm gonna tell your parents about this', she would like totally flip out and start crying like, 'please don't tell'."
Police are also looking at the motives which may have led Said to possibly murder his two teenage daughters, one of whom called 911 from a cell phone near the spot where the girls were later found. The girls were 17 and 18, named Sarah and Amina, and police in the affluent Dallas suburb of Las Colinas say he killed them in his own cab and is still armed and considered dangerous.
Police say they are looking into the possibility that the father was upset with his daughters dating activities. The suspect is still at large, and a full picture of the motive probably won't be available until after his capture. It could still turn out that the man is simply crazy for reasons unrelated to the girls' dating activities, though we've been through enough of these stories now to have reason to think it's not simple craziness that led to this.
Numerous incidents indeed. They are calling it "sudden jihad syndrome, whereby normal-appearing Muslims abruptly become violent. "Often times, these attackers are dismissed as suffering from mental health issues, but their own words and writings reveal an affiliation with Islamic supremacy or an affinity for Islamic extremism."

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


The latest poll from the Des Moines Register is in,
and here are their published findings, plus or minus 5%.....
On the Democratic side, Obama leads with 32%, Clinton is in second with 25%, and Edwards is in third with 24%.
For the Republicans, it's Huckabee 32%, and Romney in second with 26%.
In a completely related poll, there is a 79% chance the Des Moines
Register doesn't know shit.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing of one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are five of the winners.......
1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.
2. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.
3. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
4. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.
5. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

And here are five of my own.....
1. Chillary: The Clinton bedroom.
2. Hooprah: the commotion caused by a talk show host appearing in a mid-western one horse town
3. Mittigating: the changing of one's mind to meet the mindset of a block of voters you are courting
4. Jihard: The GOP at war trying to "out-God" each other
5. Ba-lack: The chameleon-like ability to be whatever race you find most convenient at the time