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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Crossroads

http://www.charliecrist.com/vote-early Charlie Crist is the only candidate who can beat Marco Rubio and stop Tea Party extremism here in Florida. Vote today.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Michelle Obama: "Don't wait—vote early"

You don't have to wait—you can vote early. Go to http://RaiseYourVote.com to find out how.

Moving America Rallies

Moving America Forward: Las Vegas


Moving America Forward Rally, Las Vegas, NV, 10/22/10

Moving America Forward: Los Angeles


Moving America Forward Rally, Los Angeles, CA, 10/22/10

Republican Weekly Republican Address 10/23/10

U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD) released the following weekly Republican address.

Presidential Weekly Address: Letting Wall Street Run Wild Again

The President hones in on the passage of Wall Street Reform over the ferocious lobbying of Wall Street banks as a pivotal moment in the last two years, and condemns Republicans in Congress for vowing to repeal it.

Time will tell if the Wall Street Reform bill will work the way it is suppose to.

Democratic Leader Al Lawson Endorses Charlie Crist for U S

Charlie Crist gets a big endorsement in Florida and this could help with the African American vote to a degree.

Friday, October 22, 2010

McCain TV Ad: "Ask"

This is Senator John McCain's new U.S. Senate campaign ad where he asks for the people of Arizona to vote for him. Its sweet and simple.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Endorses Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate

http://www.charliecrist.com/contribute Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. voices his support for Charlie Crist, citing his impressive record on alternative energy and green economic development. Kennedy also has a few strong words for Tea-Party candidate Marco Rubio.

Marco Rubio Intent on Overturning Roe vs. Wade

This is another reason why Marco Rubio should not go to Washington D.C. because not all abortions are bad and why should government control a woman's body.

Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans

President Obama speaks about improving educational opportunities and outcomes for Hispanic students as he signs the Executive Order for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. October 19, 2010.

Fired Up in Ohio

President Obama and the First Lady fired up a crowd of more than 35,000 in Columbus, Ohio.

President Obama: It Gets Better

As part of the It Gets Better Project, President Obama shares his message of hope and support for LGBT youth who are struggling with being bullied.

We must stop the bullying that takes place in school and out of school that leads to so many innocent youthful lives being lost. We must stand up to bullying by any kind because it i not justified.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Where Are The Jobs?

This video highlights how Republicans have successfully made 'where are the jobs?' part of the national lexicon and turned it into a potent weapon against out-of-touch Washington Democrats on the most critical issue Americans are concerned about.

The recent disappointing jobs report demonstrates the pressing need to immediately enact the Pledge to America and help end the uncertainty caused by Washington Democrats' out-of-control spending spree and job-killing policies.

According to the Obama Administration's own projections, unemployment should now be at roughly seven percent on account of the 'stimulus,' but instead it now stands at 9.6 percent. In fact, unemployment is higher than the Obama Administration said it would be if we had not passed the 'stimulus' at all. Small businesses are pulling back at a time when we need them to be expanding and hiring, an uncertainty worsened by Washington Democrats' failure to stop all the tax hikes set to take effect January 1st . Near 10 percent unemployment and widespread uncertainty is a far cry from the robust recovery President Obama promised the American people.

With the Pledge to America, Republicans have offered a clear and positive plan to help end the economic uncertainty, create jobs, and make America more competitive. With the American people asking 'where are the jobs?,' Republicans' blueprint for job creation starts with stopping all of the looming tax hikes and ending Washington's out-of-control spending spree. Make no mistake, our economy will ultimately recover, but it will do so because of the hard work and entrepreneurship of the American people, not more of the same wasteful Washington spending and job-killing tax hikes and mandates.

Presidential Weekly Address: GOP Rewarding Corporations that Create Jobs Overseas

The President lays out his agenda to foster investment here at home. He vows to close the tax loopholes for sending jobs and profits overseas the Congressional Republicans have tried to protect.

The only issue I have is that what about the auto industry who used TARP dollars to invest in building plants overseas. So its not just Republicans who have helped American companies create jobs overseas, its Democrats too.


Reference

GM Outsourcing YOUR TAX DOLLARS from the TARP FUNDS

  

http://forums.motortrend.com/70/7387814/locked-thread-lockbox/gm-outsourcing-your-tax-dollars-from-the-tarp-fund/index.html

Obama lauds auto industry comeback as he ends tour of Big Three plants


http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/08/obama-lauds-auto-industry-come-1.html

"Our destiny is written by us"

President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden speak in Philadelphia to a crowd of more than 18,000 supporters.

Our destiny is not just now but it is right now for us as America. We can do it America but we must put aside our political differences right now. America has done well throughout history when we put aside our political differences and embrace the the values of uplifting each other so that we can all achieve equality, justice and liberty for all. We are one nation not red & blue states or purple states but the United State of America which is why our destiny is written by us and only by us. So let's embrace that idea and work together to create solutions with Republicans, Democrats and Independents that are based on uplifting the underprivileged, encouraging the youth and making sure the elderly are taken care of always. This is our mission and what we need to do as Americans.

Independence

http://www.charliecrist.com/contribute Charlie Crist is the only candidate in this race with a proven record of working with both parties to do what's best for Florida.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

"The most important choice is to get involved"

First Lady Michelle Obama talks about her memories from the 2008 campaign and the importance of the 2010 elections.

Palm Beach County Democrats Endorse Charlie Crist

http://www.charliecrist.com/contribute Democratic Palm Beach Commissioners Burt Aaronson and Shelley Vana endorse Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate

Monday, October 11, 2010

Presidential Weekly Address: Strengthening Education, Not Cutting It

The President explains that even as we focus on creating jobs immediately, we must also ensure the economy is better for our children by investing in education -- not cutting it by 20% as Congressional Republicans propose.

President Obama Signs 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act

The President signs the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 into law, explaining and deliver brief remarks on the impact of this law on people with disabilities. October 8, 2010.

MSNBC on Florida Senate Race

Today on MSNBC, Washington Post's Chris Cillizza calls Charlie Crist the "spoiler" in Florida's senate race.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

In His Own Words: Marco Rubio on Social Security

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Kendrick on The Last Word with Lawrence

This race is about voting for the candidate with a strong record of standing up for the middle class against corporate special interests, big developers draining the Everglades, and continuing the Bush tax cuts for the super wealth.

Help ensure Kendrick has the resources necessary to keep up the fight.
Contribute Now: 
http://ow.ly/2Q7YR

The National Democratic Party needs to help Kendrick Meek with more resources and its sad they haven't otherwise this race would be a lot closer for Meek than it clearly is. This is why the Democratic Party gets barely any love in the south.

Change Starts with You

Find out how you can help: http://my.BarackObama.com/October

New Ad by Organizing for America and it is pretty good.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

2010 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit

President Obama speaks about the impact of women in business on the economy and the steps we can take together to ensure that America remains competitive over the long term. October 5, 2010.

Truly women are continuing to make major strides in America.

Charlie Crist--Integrity Ad

http://www.charliecrist.com/contribute Every day, the people of Florida are learning a little bit more about Marco Rubio, and they don't like what they hear. Listen to why Florida voters are saying "no" to Marco Rubio.

MSNBC Rachel Maddow on Rubio Privatizing Social Security.

This is why Marco Rubio cannot win the U.S. Senate Seat in Florida. We need to make sure Rubio doesn't win.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Marco Rubio Retirement Plan

http://www.charliecrist.com/contribute Charlie Crist is the only candidate in this race who has pledged to protect Social Security as it currently stands. Crist believes Social Security is a promise made to our nation's seniors; and in the U.S. Senate, he will fight to make sure it's a promise kept.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

What Enthusiasm Gap? President Obama Speaks to Gen44


Thousands of young supporters gathered in to hear President Obama speak about the need to keep pushing for change this November and beyond. http://BarackObama.com

Kendrick Meek Sitdown with Wolf Blitzer on CNN

Kendrick Meek sitdowns with Wolf Blitzer on CNN

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Senate GOP Leader McConnell Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Democrats' Misplaced Priorities

In the Weekly Republican Address, Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) discusses congressional Democrats' lack of attention to jobs and looming tax increases.

Leader McConnell says, "At the moment, nearly 15 million Americans are currently looking for work and can't find it. Another 11 million are working below their skill levels. Yet virtually every single piece of major legislation Democrat leaders in Washington have proposed over the past 19 months has made it either harder for businesses to hire new workers or retain the workers they already have. And now they want to make it even worse."

He points out, "Earlier this week, Democrat leaders who've spent the past year and a half working tirelessly to expand the reach of government, left town without doing the single most important thing they could have done for jobs. Too preoccupied enacting the rest of their agenda, they neglected to pass or even propose legislation that would prevent one of the largest tax hikes in history. As a result, at the stroke of midnight on December 31st, every American who pays income taxes is set to get a tax hike that Democrats have had two years to prevent."

Shameless

http://www.charliecrist.com/contribute Public records show that Marco Rubio has used his Republican Party credit card for personal expenses like meals, trips, and a home floor remodeling. According to the St. Petersburg Times and Miami Herald, Rubio ran up more than $100,000 worth of charges on his Republican Party credit card during his time as Speaker of the Florida House. He has refused to release the records from when he was speaker-designate.  Rubio admitted to using the card for $16,000 worth of personal expenses, thousands of which he also charged to taxpayers and was forced to repay.

Kendrick's Commerical in the News

Fox News - Sept. 29th, 2010

Presidential Weekly Address: Solar Power & a Clean Energy Economy

The President points to a revolutionary new solar plant that will employ 1,000 people and power 140,000 homes. The plant is possible because of the President's investments in the clean energy economy, which Congressional Republicans want to eliminate.

Friday, October 01, 2010

U.S. apologizes for STD experiments in Guatemala

The U.S. Government apologizes for STD study that infected Guatemalans. This is truly sad but at least the government is apologizing after finding out it did this to human beings. Still further investigating needs to be done. The U.S. government needs to monitor current and future testing more closely so this doesn't happen again. This is truly shocking news.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

White House White Board: CEA Chair Austan Goolsbee Explains the Tax Cut Fight

Introducing White House Whiteboard. In this first edition, Austan Goolsbee, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers here at the White House, tackles the tax cut fight and what it means that Congressional Republicans are "holding middle class tax cuts hostage" as the President has said.

The Economic Team for the White House is misleading the public because anyone with common sense knows the more taxes one pays, the bigger their refund or tax break should be if the government is offering tax breaks to all Americans or even certain Americans. Therefore, what Mr. Goolsbee saying is not truly accurate and correct but its a nice try to portray things to make it seem as if the GOP wants to give more money to the rich and not help the poor. Another scare tactic but good visual aid though.

National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform meeting

The bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform holds a meeting on Capitol Hill.

If only Congress would accept many of the recommendations that this commission will make than perhaps we can really begin to fix our national debt and budget deficits.

Democrats Adjourn Congress Without Action on Vital Legislation

After amassing a record of too much spending and too many government takeovers, Democrats will adjourn this session of Congress without acting to stop an upcoming tax hike on every American.

Senator John Thune (R-SD) on C-SPAN's "Newsmakers"

From C-SPAN's Sept. 30, 2010 "Newsmakers" program, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) responds to questions about running for the presidency in 2012. Complete program will air Sunday, October 3 at10:00 a.m. ET on C-SPAN.

Congressman Robert Wexler Endorses Independent Governor Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate

http://www.charliecrist.com/contribute Congressman Robert Wexler offers Independent Governor Charlie Crist a fire breathing endorsement. He speaks about the need to protect Social Security and the importance of putting country before party. For the full clip, please visit our supporter's channel:http://www.youtube.com/user/queensdude

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

John Boehner Speaks on Democrats Leaving Votes without Voting

Boehner: "It's Irresponsible for Dems to Leave Town Without Stopping All the Boehner: "It's Irresponsible for Dems to Leave Town Without Stopping All the Tax Hikes"

Republicans Question Democrats' Plans for Recession Tax Hikes

Senate Democrats still have not taken any action to stop massive tax hikes from hitting American families and small businesses in the new year. Republicans believe it is irresponsible to raise taxes on anyone during a recession and are working to protect all Americans from tax increases.

There needs to be a vote on the Bush tax cuts that are soon to expire so will Democrats take a vote or are they gutless to vote on this issue. Republicans in the Senate should be willing to have an up and down vote on the issue by not blocking any of it.

President Barack Obama Fired Up in Wisconsin

With five weeks left before the November elections, President Obama speaks to a crowd of more than 26,000 supporters in Madison, Wisconsin. http://barackobama.com

It is clear to me that President Obama is in campaign mood not for 2010 but for his re-election bid in 2012. Just listen to what he says and how he says we are fighting for the future for the next 2 years but why just the next 2 years and not just for the next decade and beyond. So President Obama is ready to take on any challengers and he will win hands down unless the economy doesn't get better and the wars go downward but I don't think either one of them will happen.

So President Barack Obama will be our President for not just the next 2 years but for the next 6 years.

Response Ad by Dan Benishek for Congress in Michigan's First District

Response Ad



Worst Political Ad in Michigan in 2010

Bill Schuette claims he'd stand up against political corruption if elected Michigan's next Attorney General. But while serving on the Michigan Court of Appeals, Schuette sided with former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick against a whistle-blowing Detroit police officer. That's not standing up to political corruption, that's defending it. Bill Schuette on duty for corrupt politicians, not for us.

Now by viewing the above ad and reading the caption, you would think that the former Mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick was a Republican but he was in fact a Democrat. So why in the world is the Michigan Democratic Party running a political ad showing Kwame Kilpatrick in order to attack a Republican running for Attorney General, leaves me clueless. If the Michigan Democratic Party really wants to talk about corruption and who's protecting corrupt politicians, I don't remember anyone from the Michigan Democratic Party asking Mayor Kilpatrick to step down. In fact, I don't remember the candidate running for Attorney General on the Democratic ticket saying anything about Kilpatrick either.

Now I'm not defending Bill Schuette because I could care less if he wins or loses but ads like this one are misleading and dishonest in terms of acting as if Kwame Kilpatrick is a Republican who Schuette protected but not only was Kilpatrick protected by Republicans, he was protected by Democrats as well because I don't remember any vocal Democrats asking Kilpatrick to step down unless they wanted his mayoral seat or they wanted his mom's congressional seat. Therefore, it amazes me that the Michigan Democratic Party wants to run an ad portraying Kilpatrick when metro Detroit and the rest of the state is trying to put the name Kilpatrick in the rearview mirror.

This is just politics as usual and Mark Brewer and the Michigan Democratic Party needs apologize to the voters of Detroit for reminding us of Kilpatrick when its bad enough the news media tries to do it as much as they can. My state won't be right until we get rid of all corrupt politicians regardless of their party affiliation and until public officials call each other when they are doing wrong not just because they see an opportunity to get a higher seat in office. It's time for Change in Michigan but ads like this aren't the change Michigan needs.

Congressman Robert Wexler Endorses Independent Governor Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate

http://www.charliecrist.com/contribute Congressman Robert Wexler offers Independent Governor Charlie Crist a fire breathing endorsement. He speaks about the need to protect Social Security and the importance of putting country before party. For the full clip, please visit our supporter's channel:http://www.youtube.com/user/queensdude

Road Map

Roadmap, this is the RNC new ad for the midterm elections

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010

President Obama signs a bill that will allow small businesses to grow and hire new workers by providing tax breaks, better access to credit and other incentives. September 27, 2010.

$42 Billion dollars will not be coming to small businesses anytime this year so the hiring won't be taking place until 2011. So relief is not going to be here anytime soon but it is still a good bill on paper. So let's see if it works the way it is suppose to work.

Presidnet Barack Obama Conference Call with Student-Journalists

President Obama takes questions from college and university student-journalists in a conference call about efforts to make college more affordable, expand financial aid, improve access to health insurance and create jobs for new graduates. September 27, 2010.

This should be an ongoing thing that the President does with student newspapers instead of just doing it close to the midterm elections in order to get votes for Democrats in November.

Kendrick Meek's New Campaign Ad--Lifelong Conservative Republican Charlie Crist Championed Oil Drilling

Lifelong conservative Republican Charlie Crist championed oil drilling with Republicans like John McCain and Sarah Palin just months before the BP oil spill. Crist even said he supported Dean Cannon's bill that would allow drilling just THREE miles away from Florida beaches.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Weekly Republican Address 9/25/10: Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) delivers the weekly Republican Address on "The Pledge to America."

Rep. McCarthy: "We know that you want a government dedicated to working for the people, and that's why we've written this Pledge to America. This pledge isn't about Republicans or Democrats, liberals or conservatives -- it's about you."

Weekly Address: Crossroads on the Economy

The President lays out the choice between his plan to keep our economy moving forward, and the agenda put out by Republicans in Congress taking us backward to the special interest economy that created this mess.

Friday, September 24, 2010

What Do We Really Know?

http://www.charliecrist.com/contribute What do we really know about Marco Rubio and Kendrick Meek? We know this for sure: Florida doesn't need more politicians in Washington clouded by insider deals and special interests.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Affordable Care Act & The Patient's Bill of Rights

On the six-month anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama leads a backyard discussion on the Patient's Bill of Rights and hears from real Americans who are already benefitting from health reform. September 22, 2010.

I am glad to see the Patient's Bill of Rights when it comes to Healthcare Reform better known as the Affordable Care Act being discussed as openly as it is. It saddens me that Republicans want to repeal the bill instead of making it stronger because the bill is truly flawed and needs fixing. In fact I believe Democrats should try to make the bill stronger because its clear that waiting 3 to 4 more years until majority of the law is implemented is not right at all.

President Obama Addresses the United Nations

The President outlines his Administration's vision for American leadership in the 21st century and calls on the world to help realize a future built on freedom and human rights in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly. September 23, 2010.

America is no longer an isolation nation and we will never be that way. We are a nation ready to help lead the world into a 21st century where freedom and human rights are given to all the world's people. We are a nation ready to help eradicate poverty, HIV/AIDS to children and other diseases that plague youth in the world. We are a nation ready to make sure that peace is a more of a reality in the Middle East and throughout the world than any other point in our nation's history.

President Obama at Millennium Development Goals Conference

The President speaks at the Millennium Development Goals Conference at the United Nations Building on his plan for global development.

President Obama is right about we as a world have to meet the Millennium Development Goals. Meeting these goals will help the world grow into a better Earth for all its people. So its time for all of us to step up and do our part.

Pledge to America Preamble

America is more than a country.

America is an idea -- an idea that free people can govern themselves, that government's powers are derived from the consent of the governed, that each of us is endowed by their Creator with the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. America is the belief that any man or woman can -- given economic, political, and religious liberty -- advance themselves, their families, and the common good.

America is an inspiration to those who yearn to be free and have the ability and the dignity to determine their own destiny.

Whenever the agenda of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to institute a new governing agenda and set a different course.

These first principles were proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, enshrined in the Constitution, and have endured through hard sacrifice and commitment by generations of Americans.

In a self-governing society, the only bulwark against the power of the state is the consent of the governed, and regarding the policies of the current government, the governed do not consent.

An unchecked executive, a compliant legislature, and an overreaching judiciary have combined to thwart the will of the people and overturn their votes and their values, striking down long-standing laws and institutions and scorning the deepest beliefs of the American people.

An arrogant and out-of-touch ruling class of a few makes decisions, issues mandates, and enacts laws without accepting or requesting the input of the many.




Rising joblessness, crushing debt, and a polarizing political environment are fraying the bonds among our people and blurring our sense of national purpose.

Like free peoples of the past, our citizens refuse to accommodate a government that believes it can replace the will of the people with its own. The American people are speaking out, demanding that we realign our country's compass with its founding principles and apply those principles to solve our common problems for the common good.

The need for urgent action to repair our economy and reclaim our government for the people cannot be overstated.

With this document, we pledge to dedicate ourselves to the task of reconnecting our highest aspirations to the permanent truths of our founding by keeping faith with the values our nation was founded on, the principles we stand for, and the priorities of our people. This is our Pledge to America.

We pledge to honor the Constitution as constructed by its framers and honor the original intent of those precepts that have been consistently ignored -- particularly the Tenth Amendment, which grants that all powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

We pledge to advance policies that promote greater liberty, wider opportunity, a robust defense, and national economic prosperity.

We pledge to honor families, traditional marriage, life, and the private and faith-based organizations that form the core of our American values.
We pledge to make government more transparent in its actions, careful in its stewardship, and honest in its dealings.

We pledge to uphold the purpose and promise of a better America, knowing that to whom much is given, much is expected and that the blessings of our liberty buoy the hopes of mankind.

We make this pledge bearing true faith and allegiance to the people we represent, and we invite fellow citizens and patriots to join us in forming a new governing agenda for America.

Change for the Better--New RNC Ad in Michigan

Tim Walberg for Congress released this new television ad in conjunction with the Republican National Committee to highlight Democrat Mark Schauer's categorical support for Democrats' job killing policies and tendency to play loose with the facts.
We're six weeks out from the Nov. 2nd elections—and the
President is fired up and asking you to get involved. 
http://my.BarackObama.com/SixWeeks

President Obama is trying to get out the vote for Democrats with just six weeks to go. President Obama is telling about all the accomplishments and achievements that have been made under his administration while at the same time trying to get many voters who voted for him in 2008 to turn back out in 2010 to vote for Democrats. So let's see if this patch works. For me, it doesn't inspire me but it might inspire others to vote for Democrats. I am still going to vote for the best candidate regardless of their party affiliation.

Jay-Z - History



(Jay-Z - History)Jay-Z - History with Lyrics

LYRICS : [Chorus: Cee-lo]
Now that all the smoke is gone
(Lighter)
And the battle's finally won
(Gimme a lighter)
Victory (Lighters up) is finally ours
(Lighters up)
History, so long, so long
So long, so long

[Verse 1: Jay-Z]
In search of victory, she keeps eluding me
If only we could be together momentarily
We can make love and make history
Why won't you visit me? until she visit me
I'll be stuck with her sister, her name is defeat
She gives me agony, so much agony
She brings me so much pain, so much misery
Like missing your last shot and falling to your knees
As the crowd screams for the other team
I practice so hard for this moment, victory don't leave
I know what this means, I'm stuck in this routine
Whole new different day, same old thing
All I got is dreams, nobody else can see
Nobody else believes, nobody else but me
Where are you victory? I need you desperately
Not just for the moment, to make history

[Chorus: Cee-lo]
Now that all the smoke is gone
(Lighters)
And the battle's finally won
(Lighters)
Victory is finally ours
(Yeah)
History (yeah), so long, so long
So long, so long

[Verse 2: Jay-Z]
So now I'm flirting with death, hustling like a G
While victory wasn't watching took chances repeatedly
As a teenage boy before acne, before I got proactiv I couldn't face she
I just threw on my hoodie and headed to the street
That's where I met success, we'd live together shortly
Now success is like lust, she's good to the touch
She's good for the moment but she's never enough
Everybody's had her, she's nothing like V
But success is all I got unfortunately
But I'm burning down the block hoppin' in and out of V
But something tells me that there's much more to see
Before I get killed because I can't get robbed
So before me success and death ménage
I gotta get lost, I gotta find V
We gotta be together to make history

[Chorus: Cee-lo]
Now that all the smoke is gone
(Lighters. Up.)
And the battle's finally won
(Lighter. Up.)
Victory is finally ours
(Lighters. Up.)
History, so long, so long
So long, so long

[Verse 3: Jay-Z]
Now victory is mine, it tastes so sweet
She's my trophy wife, you're coming with me
We'll have a baby who stutters repeatedly
We'll name him history, he'll repeat after me
He's my legacy, son of my hard work
Future of my past, he'll explain who I be
Rank me amongst the greats, either 1, 2, or 3
If I ain't number one then I failed you victory
Ain't in it for the fame that dies within weeks
Ain't in it for the money, can't take it when you leave
I wanna be remembered long after you grieve
Long after I'm gone, long after I breathe
I leave all I am in the hands of history
That's my last will and testimony
This is much more than a song, it's a baby shower
I've been waiting for this hour, history you ours


[Chorus: Cee-lo (2x)]
Now that all the smoke is gone
And the battle's finally won
Victory is finally ours
History, so long, so long
So long, so long



Man in the Mirror--By Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson - Man in the mirror

I'm gonna make a change,
for once im my life
It's gonna feel real good,
gonna make a diference
Gonna make it right...

As I, turn up the collar on
my favorite winter coat
This wind is blowing my mind
I see the kids in the streets,
with not enought to eat
Who am I to be blind?
Pretending not to see their needs

A summer disregard,a broken bottle top
And a one man soul
They follow each other on the wind ya' know
'Cause they got nowhere to go
That's why I want you to know

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
(If you wanna make the world a better place)
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change
(Take a look at yourself, and then make a change)
(Na na na, na na na, na na, na nah)

I've been a victim of a selfish kind of love
It's time that I realize
That there are some with no home, not a nickel to loan
Could it be really me, pretending that they're not alone?

A willow deeply scarred, somebody's broken heart
And a washed-out dream
(Washed-out dream)
They follow the pattern of the wind ya' see
'Cause they got no place to be
That's why I'm starting with me
(Starting with me!)

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
(Ooh!)
I'm asking him to change his ways
(Ooh!)
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
(If you wanna make the world a better place)
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change
(Take a look at yourself, and then make a change)

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
(Ooh!)
I'm asking him to change his ways
(Change his ways - ooh!)
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make that..
(Take a look at yourself and then make that..)
CHANGE!

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
(Man in the mirror - Oh yeah!)
I'm asking him to change his ways
(Better change!)
No message could have been any clearer
(If you wanna make the world a better place)


Michael Jackson - Man in the mirror

A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cook






It's been a long time coming but a change is surely going to come in America and the World! I am the Future of America and the World and that is the message that each of us must carry with us each and every day that we wake up on Earth! I am the Future! You are the Future! We are the Future of America and the World! That is way every election is important--primaries, special elections and general! So vote every year and hold our politicians accountable. Hold our political officials accountable by writing them, calling them and making sure they attend meetings that we the people have. "The Time for Change is not Now but Right Now!"

"EmPOWERment By Any Means Necessary" should be our anthem and should be our creed as we make the positive differences in America and the world that so many people beg for and hungry for year after year! A Change is Gonna Come, A Change is Gonna Come, that's what we must say as we say "God grants us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, Courge to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference" each morning before we go about the task of making a positive change in America and the world a reality.



Born In The U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen


“When will people realize that we are Americans first and foremost, not Democrats or Liberals, not Republicans or Conservatives, not Independents or moderates. We are Americans. Stop putting a political party above America and stop putting any politican above America. America succeeds because of us the people holding our government responsible no matter the political party because the main two political parties are to blame for the condition America is in."—Hodari P.T. Brown

America with its flaws and all is a country I am proud to have been born in. America is not perfect but my love for it is perfect. That’s why all Americans must realize that we are all Americans. In fact we are Americans first and foremost. We are not Democrats or Republicans. We are Americans.

We are not Muslims, Christians or Jews. We are Americans. Too many times we recognize our differences with others rather than appreciating our similarities which are, we are Americans. We are Americans first and foremost, no matter if we were born here or moved here legally. We are all Americans, here in this country to make not only our lives better but the lives of other Americans better so future Americans can enjoy the rights and freedoms that make us all Americans.

We are all Americans. We are one party united under God. We are Americans and this is the only political party that matters. We are Americans and this is our country so let’s make sure that we make America better than how we found it so future Americans can live prosperous and joyous lives. We are Americans and must not ever forget that.

America will prosper as long we make sure we are doing our part to make it prosper and that means we can’t put any political party or politician above America. Long live America forever and long live America’s service to the world. Together, America and the world will prosper for future generations to enjoy America and the world we live in.


Lift Every Voice and Sing


This video of the ' Negro National Anthem' was originally screened at the historic African-American Church Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC on January 18th, 2009. Many of the esteemed individuals featured in this video in attendance and we presented with the ' Keepers of the Flame' award for the monumental contributions to social justice.

This version of the song was performed by the Grace Baptist Church Cathedral Choir, conducted by Derrick James. The video was produced and donated by Ascender Communications, LLC (www.ascender-c.com) at the request of The Balm In Gilead, Inc.

If I Was President--Wyclef Jean




If I was President that is the people's anthem. We all have ideas of what we can do as President and through this website, we will fulfill our deam as a people!

Somethings Gotta Give--Big Boi ft Mary J Blige



Somethings Gotta Give people and it begins today for all us to make sure that something is us. We the people are sick and tired of suffering. Where is our piece of the Dream that so many people dead for so that we all could see today. This is our time people to change America and the world so that the Next Generation has a better future than the past we inherited.

This is our call to service. This isn't about one political candidate or one political figure. This is about us as people coming together to finally leave up to our potential and achieving the great feats that those before us have achieved. This is our moment to lead our nation and our world to greater heights.

Somethings gotta give people and it starts with us the people making it happen. We have to improve our education system in America. We have to rid the world of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. We have to go to the streets and lift a hand to another in order to decrease poverty in this world. We have to take a stand today and make sure that the future of America and the world is brighter than it has ever been.

Somethings Gotta Give and that is why we must "Remember Each One, Reach One and Teach One so America's future and the World's future continues to prosper."

John Legend - "If You're Out There"


If you're out there than you need to get started in helping to change America and the world. The world and America won't change until you get involved in making the changes you want to see in this world. If you're out there, than you must know that tomorrow started now and today started yesterday so you are behind in helping to the change. If you are tired of hatred, racism, poverty, war, and violence than the time to change it is now. If you want universal health care, world peace, democracy for every nation, equal rights, and happiness for all than you must get involved now to help the save world.

You must believe in the change that you want to see and you must act on making that change a reality. If you're out there than say it aloud and show the rest of America and the world that you're out here to make a real positive change in the communities we stay in. If you're out there than get involved now. I'm calling every women and men to join me as we take back our country right here, right now. If you're out there than the future started yersterday and we are already late so we have lots of work to do but I know we can do it together as one.

YES WE CAN



Yes We Can accomplish anything that we set out to do! We don't need charismatic or inspirational leaders to believe in ourselves and to take responsiblity for our own faith, we just need each other. Yes We Can build a new America and a new world if each of us would take action now to make the changes that we want to see in the world. Yes We Can control government by holding our political officials accountable for their actions by calling them out when they don't pass legislation that supports the common good of all man and by voting in every election to ensure that we have people representing the people locally, state wide, nationally and in the world.

Yes We Can be great! Yes We Can be what we want to be! Yes We Can be glorious in not only America but the world! Yes We can put action behind our worlds and change the world starting right here, right now! Yes We Can as Republicans, Democrats and Independents become one as we freely think about our fellow men and women and make decisions that will be in the best interest of all people and not one single group.

Yes We Can be the change that we want to see in the world! Yes We Can show the world that the youth are ready to lead! Yes We Can put our egos, our social economic statuses, our religions, our educational statuses and our skin color to the side for the better good of the world! Yes We Can be Greater than we have ever been and help others be Greater than they have ever be!

YES WE CAN and YES WE WILL BE VICTORIOUS IN ALL THAT WE DO! YES WE CAN, no matter what others may say, we will be glorious! YES WE WILL and YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN!

YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN is what will be sung from every mountaintop, every riverbank, every household, every school yard, every factory, every sporting event, every college campus and even every place you can imagine in the world is where YES WE CAN, will be said and heard!

YES WE CAN!

Keep On Pushing - Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions


Wake Up People! No matter who is elected to any public office, we have to “Keep On Pushing” as a people to make sure they don’t leave us in a worst state than what they inherited. We as a people have to “Keep On Pushing” to make a difference in the lives of others. We have to have an “EmPOWERment By Any Means Necessary” attitude as we continue to push our agenda that we the people deserve and want better. We have to “Keep On Pushing” to bring about change in a positive way that will benefit all Americans no matter their age, their religion or skin color. We have to “Keep On Pushing” to bring about change that will improve our education system, improve our military, improve our national security, improve our healthcare system and improve our economy. We have to “Keep On Pushing” to bring about change that will leave America’s future in a better than how we found it and that will leave the world’s future in a better state than we imagined we could live it. We have to “Keep On Pushing” to make life better for our neighborhoods, our families and even our quote on quote enemies. We have to “Keep On Pushing” to inspire, to uplift and to guide those who need help spiritually, physically and mentally. We have to “Keep On Pushing ” so that our lives, our future generation’s lives and the lives of those who came before us does not die in vein.

“Keep on Pushing”

A War For Your Soul

A War For Your Soul-regular version from Erisai Films on Vimeo.


The moment has come for us as a nation of people to finally wake up and realize that our destiny and fate in society has rests on our shoulders. We cannot allow the forces of evil and darkness to drain us out. We have to continue to overcome all odds in order to make the future of our nation better and the future of future generations of Americans better. We have to continue to pray to our Lord and we have to continue to uplift each other in prayer as well as take action against those things that are trying to destroy us. We have to stand up once and for all and be the future that we want to be. Now is our time and we shall do together by any means necessary.

This video was created to inspire young African-Americans not to fall prey to some of the problems they face in society. The use of the voice "Master of Darkness" represents evil, which is where the blame of all problems should be placed, and not on any one group of people. This video should not to be used to divide people (Black & White), there are images of heroes that are white in this video, and there are images of Black & White coming together with the words of Dr. King in the background. Some of the images from the past can be unsettling, but they are used to show all Americans how far we have come, and how far we still have to go. This film is being strategically placed in school systems, churches and youth orgs around the country, in hope of helping a lost generation of kids that we as Americans have forgotten. As fellow Americans we must continue to love each other, and take that love and spread it to the rest of the world. **THIS VIDEO IS NOT FOR SALE & I AM NOT ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR THE FILM, I ONLY WANT THE MESSAGE TO REACH AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT ANY HIDDEN POLITICAL OR FINANCIAL AGENDA.
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Sitting On the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding



"The time for sitting is over! The time for action is now! The time for hope without action is hopeless! The time for change without a positive attitude is a change that we can't believe in! We need change that is positive of helping all people! Our time for action is now, our time for hope is now, our time for change is now and our time to believe that we can do whatever we set our minds to is not now but right now!"

STAR SPANGLED BANNER


The Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key

O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming;
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?


On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, now conceals, now discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines on the stream;
'Tis the star-spangled banner; O long may it wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave,
From the terror of flight and the gloom of the grave;
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave!


O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land,
Praise the power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just.
And this be our motto— "In God is our trust; "
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

Black President



Our Time is not now but Right Now! Our Time has finally come to change the world not now but Right Now! If you don't believe that we can change the world than watch as we do it by changing your mind into believing in us and what we can do! This is OUR TIME RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!

FIGHT THE POWER



We got to FIGHT THE POWER! We can no longer sit on the sidelines and watch injustices take place. We can no longer sit by and allow our right to vote to become unexercised. We must FIGHT THE POWER for our past, present and future! We can no longer allow our rights to be oppressed and our voice to become drained by the powers at be. We must FIGHT THE POWER and show that we have a lot to say that needs to be heard by the mainstream media. We must FIGHT THE POWER and live up to our potential as dynamic, unbelievable and phenomenal people.


We must not believe the hype but we must become the hype. We are not Harriett Tubman, Marcus Garvey, MLK, Malcolm X, Booker T. Washington, Carter G. Woodson, W.E.B. DuBois, the Black Panther Party, SNCC, or any other activists but we are the fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, uncles, aunties, and relatives of those who came before us to pave the way for us to FIGHT THE POWER! We are not next Generation of leaders who will not be honored and praised until they die but that’s the fight we accept. We are not fighting the power for glory or fame but we are fighting the power for just causes that most men and women will not understand until years or decades later.


We are fighting for our sisters and brothers in Darfur, Georgia, Iraq, Iran, China and Mexico. We are speaking for those who are poor and have no food or water. We are fighting for those who are sick and dying. We are fighting for universal healthcare across the world and human rights for all people. We are fighting for rich and poor! We must FIGHT THE POWER no matter how hard and tough the road may be. We must FIGHT THE POWER for a better today and an even greater tomorrow!


FIGHT THE POWER!

PEOPLE GET READY


“People Get Ready” our time is coming! We have come too far to turn back now. Our train is coming and it is coming in waves. “People Get Ready”, we don’t need a ticket but we need faith and the Lord will help guide us as we take back America and the world. “People Get Ready” our moment is now and we are ready to see the change we want in America and the world. All we got to do is have faith, hope and prosperity. “People Get Ready” to face your fears. “People Get Ready” to face your demons and the challenges of yesterday because today and tomorrow we will conquer & be victorious. “People Get Ready” a change is coming and our actions will make sure that change is a real positive change that lasts forever.


“People Get Ready” because we have had enough of just talking but now is our time to show action. “People Get Ready” to take back America and the world. “People Get Ready” to take back our communities and to make our streets safer and schools better. “People Get Ready” to make all our dreams come true. “People Get Ready” to see a better present for everyone and a better future for future generations. “People Get Ready” to live up to your potential and to help others live up to their own potential. “People Get Ready” to move past hatred, bigotry, racism and sexism. “People Get Ready” to fulfill the dreams of those who came before us and those who will come after us.


“People Get Ready” as we make our actions speak louder than our words. “People Get Ready” to make words mean something again as we put action to back up our rhetoric. “People Get Ready” as we embark on a new journey that will re-write America’s history as well as the world’s history. “People Get Ready” as we make the lives of others better and the lives of future generations better. “People Get Ready” because all we need is faith, hope and action to make this world a better place. “People Get Ready” to make a difference. “People Get Ready” to fulfill the American dream. “People Get Ready" to live out the American Dream as our founding fathers wanted us to live it. “People Get Ready” because our time is now, our moment is now and our moment in time to change America & the world is not now but right now. “People Get Ready” because a change is coming!


Alicia]
(Let me tell you now)
People get ready, there's a train comin'
You don't need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin'
You don't need no ticket, you just thank the lord

[Lyfe]
People get ready, for a train to Jordan
Picking up passengers coast to coast
Faith is the key, open the doors and board them
There's hope for all among those loved the most

[Alicia]
There ain't no room for the hopeless sinner
Who would hurt all man kind just to save his own (believe me now)
Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner
For there's no hiding place against the kingdoms throne

[Alicia & Lyfe]
So people get ready there's a train coming
You don't need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesels humming,
You don't need no ticket, you just thank the lord


“PEOPLE GET READY!”

God Bless the U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood


Lee Greenwood-god bless the U.S.A