Washington Park Library
2121 N. Sherman Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Time: 2:30 p.m.
M.A.G.V will be having our monthly meeting at Washington Park Library. All are invited to come. We will discuss our organization, violence, annual block party and join new members. We welcome your ideas and support
Mother’s Against Gun Violence
Marna Winbush 414 372-4358
It is not an Executive Order nor Action signed by President Obama! It is an appropriation revision act amending the 1986 code “Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act.” The law passed in both the House and Senate back in Sept 2010…Touché’ for Democracy!
What is wrong with Democracy working in America these days? It appears to have lost favor in America since November 2008, when the majority of voting Americans elected its first non-white President.
I read H.R.2847 for myself. Every literate American should do so and for those who can not read have someone read it to you.
Of course, it turns out not the doom and gloom–American dollar deflator professed by TEAGOP misinformation fear rhetoric, and obstructionism; too many Americans swallow on a daily basis these past six years. Their political tactics are designed to exploit and manipulate the average Joe Americans learned prejudice against other fellow Americans not of their race, creed, and religion.
The average Joe (Black, White, or Brown) does not have a foreign bank account or trust set up in other countries to escape income taxes. We pay our fair share of taxes with each hard-earned payroll to raise healthy families. In addition, secure a sound future in a country the world people want to come and become citizens.
Yea its true and rightfully so, Joe feels over taxed because Joe knows for a certainty that Zillionaires hide their money off shore, so not to pay taxes on income generated mostly from Joe’s hard labor which Joe’s don’t mind because hard work in the past has rewarded in the American society. Nevertheless, Joe’s have felt the squeeze on their hard earn dollars. His hard-earned dollars have not kept pace with inflation the past 30 years or so. Joe’s problem is he is not sure whom to blame; self, the Govt, the rich, or maybe in Joe’s mind, it is the poor at fault for America’s woes today.
Here comes Obama in 2008. Somebody or something said blame America’s woes on Obama. Joe’s accepts the finger-pointing, hook line and sinker. He will do for now until “hopefully” America comes out of this great recession that is smothering the economy. However, somebody or something knows exactly what is at fault for America present economic woes. Good old fashion “BANKER’s GREED” is in full and pouring its abundant misery on the entire global society. However, here in America, politics has cast its first elected non-White President as responsible for the past 30 to 40 year catch-up economic crash.
Therefore, I have been seriously confused these past 6 years since Obama took office. The racism and hatred directed towards his administration, him and his family from TEAGOP members and supporters does not confuse me (I expected this type of hostile political and societal environment for Americas first Non-White President), but the average American Joe level of gullibility is easily sway by stupid misinformation designed to turn them against American democracy is astounding.
Over all American’s issues, we need to stop acting like children fighting over whose best at coloring with crayons, or whether to color the paper horse black or white.
If America is destined to fall, it will not be the powers and military force of a foreign country. It will self-destruct from within as it is doing. America’s enemies only have to be patient, and watch American citizens, rich and poor, turn on each other, and tear down the country they swear they love.
How much of what ails us today as a society could be remedied by some old fashioned love and togetherness? The kind we share at the “get-together.”
Its a beautiful Spring day, Im sitting out on the front porch watching life on Center St. Milwaukee unfold; with some family members when one of my nieces says, ” Lets get together for some of Yo Mama-in-law’s to-die-for Salmon Croquettes?” “Cool,” I said. “Let me holler at her and make sure she’s up to it.” Well about a week passes and then I text and inbox everybody that next Sunday we were going to have a Salmon Croquette Bruch at my house around 11 a.m. and Mama going to do the cooking, but we have to buy erthing, you know, pot-luck style. Well, that Sunday all the family shows up. Salmon croquettes, bacon, eggs,sausage, grits, rice, onions and potatoes, and you know we had biscuits and Alaga syrup. If you under thirty, you don’t know nothing about Alaga. We ate, drank and commensurated like we do. When the smoke cleared, Salmon juice was all on the wall, in the flower pots everywhere. Im Just kidding, but you get my point, we ate our backs out. All while we were catching up, sharing stories and reminiscing folks kept asking, “what we getting together for?” The answer kept coming back “just because we love each other.” So After we ate and began to recover from the food-coma that Black folks go into when they eat good food. Folks made them some plates to go, I led in the reading of the African Pledge, My sister, Minister Michele, whose not a real minister, we just call her that because she prays and ministers everywhere she goes, led us in a beautiful prayer and my Mama-in-law chided us to stay free and be self-determining. The folks who were still at the house, on couches, in chairs in all positions and degrees of half sleep, began to reflect on the day. Everyone said they had a ball and that statement we always make “WE HAVE TO DO THIS MORE OFTEN”
The point is, this writer thinks, the family is the solution to a lot of the problems of the world today. Next time you chilling with family and friends think about and be grateful for each other and remember the only reason we need for coming together is the fact that if we don’t come together we will perish separately. Peace.
Originally posted on THE MILWAUKEE DRUM:
Its a beautiful Spring day, Im sitting out on the front porch watching life on Center St. Milwaukee unfold; with some family members when one of my nieces says, ” Lets get together for some of Yo Mama-in-law’s to-die-for Salmon Croquettes?” “Cool,” I said. “Let me holler at her and make sure she’s up to it.” Well about a week passes and then I text and inbox everybody that next Sunday we were going to have a Salmon Croquette Bruch at my house around 11 a.m. and Mama going to do the cooking, but we have to buy erthing, you know, pot-luck style. Well, that Sunday all the family shows up. Salmon croquettes, bacon, eggs,sausage, grits, rice, onions and potatoes, and you know…
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