Friday, November 7, 2008



Obama’s White House Chief of Staff.
Would you buy a used car from this creep?

(Nov.7, NY, NY) The composition of a President’s Cabinet can make or break an Administration. Newly elected Barak Obama’s first Cabinet appointment is an ominous sign. Naming Clinton retread, ultra-partisan, Zionist zealot, Representative Rahm Emanuel from Chicago, hopefully, is not indicative of the tone and direction the Obama Presidency will take. While Mr. Emanuel possesses some very astute political instincts and brings White House experience with him, arguably, he will prove to be a liability rather than a benefit. Already Washington insiders are reacting negatively to the elevation of Emanuel due to his reputation, temperament and personal agenda.

Obama achieved his electoral victory after conducting a well disciplined highly effective campaign premised on the principal of change. The majority of Americans who voted did so largely because of the widespread desire for real, tangible change in how our federal government functions. People seemed to grasp instinctively the dire circumstances that have developed during George W. Bush’s disastrous two terms. The failures of the Bush years are monumental; there effects will take years to correct. Barak Obama has been hired by the American people to shepherd this country out of the darkness of the mismanaged, costly war of choice and occupation of Iraq, the total disregard for the huge domestic issues contributing to the worst financial crisis we have experienced since the Great Depression. As Wall Street continues to be enveloped in chaos, today we learned that our unemployment rate is the highest in 14 years. Thank you, George. On the coat tails of Obama the Democratic Party has increased their membership in both Houses of Congress. The American people have given Obama the go ahead to enact dramatic change.

If any such change is to occur, it will require not only a paradigm shift, but a complete departure from the antiquated, stale, gridlocked politics that have been practiced for far too long. Some of the other names being tossed out as potential Cabinet members seem contrary to the idea of radical change. When Bill Clinton took office in 1993 he saw diversity as the main criteria in choosing his Cabinet. That turned out to be a first term nightmare that nearly sunk his entire Presidency. Several of the rumored Obama Cabinet potentials are among some of the worst of the failures from the Clinton years.

A case in point: Bill Richardson. Richardson, currently the Governor of New Mexico, served Clinton in multiple high level positions. He was an abysmal failure in each of them. He was bounced from appointment to appointment only because he is a political hack and was a devout Clinton sycophant. It was under his watch as Secretary of Energy that many of our most valuable nuclear technology highly classified secrets were stolen by the Chinese. What they have achieved with it and who they have passed it along to has seriously impacted the geopolitical landscape. Richardson, a slovenly, dimwitted, slouch was also a tremendous failure as US Representative to the United Nations. He was viewed by world leaders an unqualified appointee with no foreign policy or diplomatic credentials given his United Nations seat only because he had kissed ass.

John Kerry somehow managed to be trounced by George W. in the 2004 Presidential election. The fact that Obama is even possibly considering naming this inept, blithering idiot to his Cabinet is beyond disappointing: it is downright scary. Mr. Obama seems poised to squander his mandate by handicapping himself from the start.

Perhaps the man behind the effective Obama campaign, his Chief Strategist, David Axelrod in his White House role as Chief Advisor will be able to influence Obama as he makes his important Cabinet appointments in the next few weeks. Team Obama is well aware that due to the gravity of the crises both at home and abroad, he has to “hit the ground running” virtually as soon as he raises his hand from the Bible upon which he will be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. We can only hope that he will be as thoughtful and deliberative in choosing his team as he has been up to this point. The voting public, by virtue of their votes, extended a large measure of good will to our President. He now needs to deliver. Let’s hope that the loose cannon, hot tempered, Israel – first, sharp elbowed, henchman, Rahm Emanuel is the only mistake he will make in the process.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008


Reverend Jesse Jackson weeping after
Obama clinched the Presidency.

(Nov. 6, Chicago, IL) As the nation learned of Barak Obama’s historic victory many tears were shed across the land. There were tears of joy, elation, redemption and relief. Americans of all ages, colors and creeds wept for a host of reasons. Among all the tears shed that night and since, perhaps none were more bitter than those that streamed down the chubby cheeks of Jesse Jackson. The good Reverend wept like a child not because of what was won that night but rather for all that was lost. All that he lost.

Jackson was forced to confront the harsh fact that his world was suddenly, forever turned upside down and that the final blow had been dealt to him and other self appointed ‘Black leaders’ of his generation. Despite their diminishing relevance over the last ten years or more, he and his ilk, the “Professional Negroes” clung to their outdated beliefs. Jesse Jackson has made his living simply by being a Professional Negro, a talking head, a polarizing figure claiming to represent his “people” while exploiting them in the most egregious way.

As long as the Jesse Jackson’s of the world could cast blame for every socioeconomic ill facing the “black community” and pompously call for another “commission” or “blue ribbon panel” to initiate a “national dialogue” about race in America, he had an audience. Pseudo-politicians like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton became journeymen protesters, crusaders in search of a cause. They would descend upon the scene of any incident or event anywhere in the country that had racial overtones, real or implied. The LAPD beat Rodney King, illiterate redneck trash dragged James Byrd to death in Jasper, Texas, idiotic high school tensions escalated into racial confrontation in Jena, Louisiana and, lo and behold, within hours, Jesse Jackson was on the scene. In these and many other events he would insinuate himself into the center of the action and, if the event was not already a controversy, by the time he “ministered’ to the family or “prayed in the community”, it was a full blown controversy. Professional Negroes like Jackson lived for controversy; actually lived OFF controversy; it was their livelihood. Who paid for Jesse’s elegant Armani suits, his global travels with luxury accommodations? What is the source of his obviously substantial income?

Self righteous blowhards like Reverend Jackson had their roots in the civil rights movement. They parlayed their experiences from way back then into lucrative careers as well spoken racial rabble-rousers of today. They spawned a generation of equally despicable Professional Negroes who found success in academia. As universities and colleges coast to coast suddenly felt compelled to create departments of African Studies and all sorts of off shoots and derivatives of “Afrocentric” courses, more articulate, presentable - but no less rabble-rousers - than Jackson and his peers, they became the next wave of Professional Negroes. Race baiting, affirmative action benefiting, self important, angry, arrogant ass wipes such as Michael Eric Dyson and Cornell West did not lead protests or sit-ins or strikes. They taught college classes, wrote books and lectured. They were in demand as over paid public speakers, debaters, roustabout “experts” on everything and anything “Black.” The lunacy of their thoughts and ideas, the venom of their resentments made them ever more popular among a certain element, a shrinking number of African Americans still stuck in the mire of their own failures and inadequacies. They had to have some one to blame rather than take responsibility and scum like Dyson and West more more than happy to make them “want to holler”.

As long as they could portray every social and cultural issue in terms of black and white, these charlatans thrived and multiplied. Former Black Panthers were now tenured professors, Ivy League institutions engaged in bitter struggles to lore one Professional Negro or other to their African Studies Department. It had all become so laughable for its transparency and disingenuosity except there was a carefully concealed darker underside to all the righteous indignation. West and Dyson are as far removed from the “community” that they claim to represent that they fear walking the streets of Compton, Harlem, South Philly or Bed-Stuy. They were elite, upper crust, high paid windbags exploiting their own as so many others before them. They treat their “own” people with contempt; their rhetoric reveals their inner most shame and disdain for their own people.

The Professional Negroes had become the modern day incarnation of those African tribal chiefs who sold their own people into slavery beginning 400 years ago. They are no better than those slave traders; just better educated, better dressed, more affluent, ensconced in liberal white, bleeding heart parlors, opining, waxing eloquently about the psych-social impact of rap music. What scum, what lowlifes, what arrogant pieces of shit these Professional Negroes have become.

As Barak Obama waged his long, often contentious campaign for the Presidency, where was Jesse Jackson, the Rainbow Coalition, Al Sharpton, the NAACP and all the other organizations, tax-exempt coalitions and Professional Negro associations that had been leeching the black community for so many years? They were so obviously absent because they knew what they stood to loose with an Obama victory. Already desperately clinging to the fringe of relevance or any real utility for African Americans, they saw their gravy train evaporating.

Yes, Jesse Jackson and countless other Professional Negroes wept as American elected a young, charismatic, intelligent, gifted politician to the Office of the President of the United States who just so happens to be Black. An African-American is the President-elect and the Jackson’s of the world have had the last nail pounded into their coffins. They are now among the irrelevant debris cast along the shoulders of the road to progress. Their time has come and gone; actually , it had came and went long ago. Pathetically crass opportunists like Dyson and West clung to Jim Crow and the sorry excuse that the white man was responsible for keeping the black man down. What do they bloviate about now? Who cares what they have to say? (Who ever really cared?)

Keep crying gentlemen. Cry your way into reality, get out in the real America of today. Leap out of your protective, insular campus cocoons and open your eyes. Wipe your tears away. You are simply no longer needed; not that you ever really were. You all were just shrewd, calculating conscienceless and cold enough to make “your people” believe you were.

Keep hope alive. We shall overcome. My eyes have seen the glory...

Get real.

Note: The opinions expressed above are those of the author. they do not necessarily represent the views, opinions or beliefs of The Palermo Associates, PLC.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008



(Nov. 4, USA) We elected a new President today and in the process may have exorcised demons – some who have plagued our history for centuries – others significantly younger but no less destructive and divisive. Perhaps the Electoral College drubbing of Republican John McCain and the modest but meaningful Democratic gains in Congress, do signify a collective maturity beyond the obvious. Beyond the majority casting their votes for “The First Black President”, the demographic, regional and socioeconomic composition of that majority apparently said “Barak Obama is our choice for President and, he happens to be a Black Man.” There is no denying race played a role during the long campaign but it did not define it; race was overshadowed by the profound problems facing us at home and abroad.

Circumstances, the dire state of affairs brought about by eight years of horrid Republican rule, including two ongoing wars, the host of economic ills crushing many of us and our diminished standing in the world, all helped set the stage for this Democratic victory, a victory Barak Obama encouraged us all to believe was possible. This 46 year old freshman Senator was absolutely in the right place at the right time and George W. Bush was the stage director. The disgust with the Bush administration and the GOP lead Congressional gridlock was sufficient impetus for the message of change, real change, to resonate above the muck, mire, and atrocious tactics of what we have accepted for far too long: “politics as usual”.

Obama defeated the entrenched partisan politics within his own Party before his victory coast to coast tonight. If the pendulum has swung, as many postulate, of its own cyclical accord, they are blind to or petulantly denying the facts. We the people of every political stripe gradually awoke over the past eight years to find ourselves in a country barely recognizable. we bore silent witness as brick by brick Bush / Cheney methodically disassembled that which was over 228 years in the making. At every opportunity they seized the moment to advance their own distorted world view in blatant disregard, actually with utter disdain, of the majority. The awaken was slow initially but, as more and more of our Constitution was shredded, as more and more of our national treasure in lives and money was wasted in a war of choice while the real war was largely abandoned, the awakening spread. One epic failure after another, one arrogant lie on top of the last, as truths were revealed, those still asleep were decreasing in number.

Into the growing discontent, unease, economic hardships and realization that Bush and Company were not merely wrong, that they were criminally inept, arrogantly dismissive of facts, public sentiment and objective reasoning, Barak Obama stepped up. Chided by members of his own Party for, what they saw as his political precociousness, he was given little chance against the roaring, feared political juggernaut of “The Clinton Machine.” He beat them. He prevailed over their hubristic sense of entitlement to the Office of the President, as much as the voters were increasingly beginning to hunger for real change. Our citizenry was waking up to the fact that an able leader was desperately needed to begin the arduous tasks of setting right all that had gone so dreadfully wrong under George W. Bush. As time went by, it became ever more irrelevant what the skin color was of the agent of change we knew was needed.

This election was more about our hunger for change and direction than it was about ideology. Certainly it was a resounding repudiation of Boy George and his cast of messianic zealots, but also validation that what worked in the past was no longer acceptable. Times were too tough, the challenges too great to simply retreat to our partisan islands and approach the choosing of our next President as a sporting event, an exercise in who throws mud more accurately, which side can shout, intimidate, bully and appeal to the basest of instincts in a dirty, nasty slog to achieve the highest office in our land. Perhaps finally, we began to think, all of that could come to an end; we would not be fooled again.

The best man for these times was victorious tonight. The fact that he is a black man is historically profound in so many ways however, that is not the totality of the message sent by over 52% of those who voted. The politics and politicians, the policies and ideologies that we had become so familiar with, so jaded by, had gotten us collectively into this mess. We could no longer afford red state - blue state cynicism, middle class apathy; the rabid scorn of “the other side”. We were all hurting one way or another, some more than others, and finally realized the collective “we” had been forgotten, neglected and ignored by those in power. Pro life hard core Republicans were paying as much for health care, groceries, gasoline and college tuition as left wing - tree hugging - pro choice Democrats. The sleeping giant, the vast segment of us self identified as independent, middle of the roaders, were at last engaged and ready to stop leaning left or right; stand up straight, ready to vote for right over wrong, for forging forward rather than stumbling backwards.. The voice all were awakening to was that of Barak Obama.

Tonight's victory for Obama does not mark “then” from “now”. It does not automatically connote racial healing, national absolution for the sins of the past nor does it represent the emergence of a “new coalition”. This historic victory may be tinged by some wisp of those elements but its greatest weight is in the fact that we the people made a decision that we were going to be heard, we would matter again, that things had gone far enough, that the last eight years were to be forever defined by our government’s failures, failures of such scope and scale we can not, from the vantage point of the present, appreciate the full ramifications of those failures.

At least now we will have the chance to see what is possible, what can be accomplished once the shit is power washed off the machinery of our federal government and we have an administration committed more towards the greater good, the high road, the restoration of what America has stood for since its founding. We have been so poorly served that our expectations tomorrow may not be as lofty as our hopes tonight. At least we will get some idea if our choice was wise or foolish, thoughtful or reactive, good or bad in 76 days.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008


Attacks Obama Look-a-Like At Obama Rally

Ohio plumber seen choking Obama supporter.

(Nov. 2, Cleveland, OH) Just weeks after skyrocketing to international fame Joe Wurzelbacher, the Ohio plumber made famous in the last presidential debate by John McCain, can now add “wanted man” to his many talents. Earlier today during an Obama campaign rally here, the bullet headed unlicensed plumber attacked a man who he initially mistake for Barak Obama himself. According to eye witnesses, Secret Service, Cleveland PD and Ohio State Police reports, the vicious attack took place in a men’s room near the rally site. The victim of the assault identified as Michael T. Barnes, 42 years of age, a cardiac surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, is currently being treated at an undisclosed hospital. Special Agent Lawrence Sludgeham from the Columbus FBI Office told reporters that “Dr. Barnes received some trauma to his throat and neck regions, several contusions on the back of his head, testicular trauma due to a knee to the groin as well as significant acute emotional distress resulting from the suddenness and brutality of attack.”

According to other men present in the lavatory where the attack occurred, Dr. Barnes was washing his hands at the sink when a “loud, bald, drunk guy” came barging in to the restroom. “This man looked deranged, he looked downright dangerous. He was muttering under his breath about black people, black presidents, Black Velvet, black cats, black lung, black forest cake and, I think, the Black Eyed Peas”, said Ralph Grzenovich from Sandusky. He continued, “The bald drunk suddenly began screaming. He was urinating on the floor. As Dr. Barnes tried to sidestep around him to exit, baldy grabbed him and threw him against the wall. He then shoved his forearm into Barnes’ neck and shouted about the redistribution of wealth, loosing his plumber license, being rebuffed by Sarah Palin and his desire to lick Cindy McCain’s feet. He was really going wild, foaming at the mouth and sweating. I thought he was going to kill that poor guy.”

As other frightened men fled the confrontation in the crapper, Cleveland police officer Stanley Brewshinko ran towards the restroom at the direction of the fleeing, peeing men. “As soon as I opened the door to the men’s room it was like I was hit by a truck. This terribly drunken man just blasted me in the face, pushed me to the ground and kept going. I fired several shots but, apparently, they all missed.”

Other witnesses, who wished to remain anonymous because they “feared” for their safety, said that Joe fled the scene running past and knocking down several police officers and plains clothed agents who tried to tackle him. He was last scene hijacking a Mr. Softee truck and remains at large. His spokesman, Hank Flattus said that Wurzelbacher seemed to be under a great deal of stress since being thrust into the spotlight. “Joe never thought he’d be world famous. Yous gotta remember, just a month or so ago, he was just a low life, dead beat, unemployed plumber who drank himself into a stupor every night. He liked to fish and hunt. He really enjoyed strip clubs and bar fighting. He was just…well…ya know, your ‘Average Joe’. He was especially pissed off last night due to some problems with his country music career. Apparently Joe had contacted Willie Nelson to see if he would be willing to do a remake of his famous song ‘Luchenbach, Texas.’ Joe loves Willie and thought they could cut an album together. Joe said Willie told him to fuck off and never contact him again. Joe slammed the phone down and really just freaked out. He destroyed everything in his house and then went out bowling.”

The Secret Service and other federal, state and local law enforcement authorities have issued a warrant for Wurzelbacher’s arrest. “We remain confident we can collar this mutt before he does bodily harm to any other innocent people particularly, anyone who looks remotely like Barak Obama. We have all his favorite haunts staked out and orders have been given to ‘shoot on sight’. We can’t take any chances with this psycho”, Captain Floyd Flange of the Ohio State Police commented.

For his part, Senator Obama did not learn of the event until he concluded his rally and was being escorted to his next campaign stop. Obama told reporters travelling with him that “The seeds of hatred have been sown by John McCain and Sarah Palin. This is not the kind of politics we need at this time. I knew that Joe the Plumber was a loony when I first met him. Frankly, I sensed he was profoundly disturbed. It seems that John McCain has pushed him over the edge. The fact that he attacked an African American man he mistook for me is a bad sign for the future. If I am elected, and he is captured, I will seek the death penalty.”

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