In presidential elections, the home of the fourth Democratic Presidential debate, the state of Ohio is known as a kingmaker. Candidates were quick to point out that Ohio and the Midwest has lost jobs while the President has been in office. Nevertheless, Ohio is pivotal.
For the first time, billionaire Tom Steyer was on stage, Steyer was the first spear to launch the call for impeachment of POTUS. Steyer says that a criminal is in the White House and no one is above the law. Pelosi, Speaker of the House has come to take this position.
Steyer is courageous and unrelenting as evidenced by his statement that billionaires such as him are getting away with murder by grabbing more of the national wealth and paying less of the tax burden. When you are born on second or third base, it is difficult to condemn a social class that you live in and be unrepentant about calling for a wealth tax.
The debate occurred during the time of perhaps the biggest blunder in modern foreign policy history. POTUS in his matchless wisdom impulsively withdrew American troops from Syria and left our allies, the Kurds to face slaughter at the hands of the Turks. The Kurds were our allies and played the major role in defeating the Isis caliphate. The toll in human lives was stunning. 10, 000 dead and 11,000 wounded. I think it was Madison who said, “we are only as strong as our allies”. After betrayal of an ally, who will trust you?
Texan Beto O’Rourke and Mayor Pete had a scoring play as they laser focused on not wasting the lives of 18- and 20-year olds in senseless wars. Only two candidates, Gabbard and Mayor Pete have combat experience.
Gabbard of Hawaii, Vulcan and Cyborg like in her demeanor and TV temperament stated, the present POTUS is what unfit looks like. All Democrats on the stage were eager to point out that they were for impeachment.
Somehow the Biden doctrine on not abandoning the Obama legacy held. All candidates in their remarks or lack of remarks reflected that they supported the Obama legacy good, bad or indifferent. This had to be hard for Booker, Harris and Castro.
Biden covered for his son, Hunter Biden. Hunter and the Bidens’ were tainted by crony capitalism but at this time there is no evidence that he did anything illegal. Certainly, colossally bad judgement but not criminality.
Bernie Sanders is expected to be endorsed by Rep. Ocasio (D-NY), this week. He appeared to be very robust following his recent heart attack, even joking that he was not high on marijuana at the moment.
If the national polling is accurate and Warren is the front runner, she repeated what she proclaimed in Houston- a half billion dollars for Historically Black Colleges and Universities HCBU’s. Along with this commitment, Warren hit the mark as she highlighted the need to extend the solvency of Social Security. This is important because if social security collapses, the welfare state collapses and the manifesto for a political revolution punches us in the face.
Booker pointed out that our country has more child poverty than any other country in the world. Sanders drove home the point that the top 1% owns more wealth than the bottom 90%. These facts underlie the heated debate generated around Medicare for all. How does a broke country pay for Medicare for all? After being pressed to the mat by Klobuchar, Warren would not yield by admitting that the middle class might have to be taxed. Sanders pointed out that the health care companies made $100 billion last year. An emerging force that cannot be denied is Klobuchar from Minnesota. She insisted on ObamaCare plus the public option.
No issues are so raucous as how do we get guns, especially war styled assault weapons out of the hands of Americans? Mandatory or voluntary buybacks.
All of this will require massive financial expenditures. Where will the money come from?
Everyone can’t be in the wagon, somebody must get out and push. Let’s negotiate who gets out and push so that we can move forward!
October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit www.edwardsforhouston.com
As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.
Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.