I happen to like Senator Obama. I think he is articulate and quite good with the public. But anyone who thinks that his candidacy would be the powerhouse that it is if he were White is nuts. His resume would never fly for a presidential contender. Never.
Now Geraldine Ferraro is off the campaign staff simply because she dared to speak the truth. Come on now, people. I have no issue whatsoever with a Black president. Great stuff and it’s about time. But I cannot handle 4 or 8 years of political correctness and “tippy toe” politics because he is Black.
What do you think?
I have always been amazed at the way that politicians (who are ultimately my “bosses”) get off easy.
Why does your place at the top of the food chain give you more leeway than my place at the relative bottom?
It’s an old story:
In Washington, D.C. the mayor got caught on a sting doing coke. Re-elected.
In Los Angeles, a city councilman got caught with coke in his city desk. Sent to a program for “rehabilitation.”
And now the honorable governor of New York is entangled in what cops call a “whore caper.” He gets to resign.
If a street cop in any of these jurisdictions got caught in the same situations — fired on the spot.
I guess the more responsibility you have, then less responsible we expect you to be. Kinda sad.
By now you have, no doubt, seen this story or another like it. Berkely has told the Marines (in a LAW) that they are “not welcome” in their city. I am beside myself. Believe me when I tell you that I am not exactly a Berkeley liberal (ahem…cough…cough). But come on. How do these idiots carry on the sham that Berkeley is the place where freedom of expression truly is free? Hell, Berkeley was supposed to be the last place left on earth where you could say anything.
I guess that only counts if you want to express yourself andagree with the shameful, treasonous, ivory-tower-dwelling politicians on the city council. They actually said, “You are not welcome in our city.” The amazing thing is that all the hard working Marines I know and trust would die tomorrow to protect the Berkeley City Council’s freedom. I wonder if the feeling is mutual?
I am sending the Berkeley City Council my favorite quote:
“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”
Shame on you, Berkeley, and sleep well tonight.
Sorry about the long title, but I couldn’t think of any other way to put it. I am going to do my best (and most likely fail) to keep out of this presidential race. Normally I get so stressed about them it drives me into an election year hysteria. Interesting, however to note what NYPD’s Sergeants and Captains did here.
If you really want to see what cops think, check out the president of their rank and file union in this video:
You probably recall that “America’s Mayor” was presiding when 9-11 hit. What you might not know is that New York cops work for poverty wages, under the worst benefits and pay plan of any big city cop in America. Period. That might come as a surprise, since they are so famous. Giuliani stopped their pay for 3.5 years. No raises at all, when they already are making next to nothing! Are you kidding?
Check out the salaries of America’s large police forces. These are starting numbers, as of today:
Los Angeles: $54,475
And Giuliani’s heroes in blue?
New York: $32,600
Barely above poverty wages. Disgusting and unacceptable. I hope he is ashamed of himself.