Andrew Young Says Barack Obama Would be Good for America

I thought I heard the wrong thing, but apparently I was not mistaken. Former United Nations ambassador Andrew Young said Sunday that the world is angry with America, and if Senator Barack Obama is elected president, that image can change. At the same time, many Georgia GOP leaders said they think Senator McCain has made bold moves in the right direction.

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Let’s see, the reason for my surprise was because Young was so adamant that Barack Obama was not “ready” to become the President of the United States. He was a loyal Clinton supporter when the primary season started, but he was also pulling for Obama, just couldn’t make up his mind. Now, Young plans to campaign for the Illinois senator on the campaign trail. The former Atlanta mayor said his original support for Clinton, whom he’s known since she was in her 20’s, was based on their personal relationship. Like many other Clinton supporters, Young has made the switch and shifted his support to Obama.”I gave Obama more money than I gave Hillary in the beginning because I wanted him to be able to run a campaign,” said Young. “I didn’t know he was capable of running a campaign that could capture the imagination of the country. He’s proved to me he can.”

Young said America’s image is tarnished around the world and that problem has played out in everything from international relations to gas prices.”Barack Obama’s elected and the stock market right now would jump 500 points. People are mad with America around the world and that’s hurting American business,” Young said. Did Young suddenly realize that people were mad recently or was he just playing it safe by backing Hillary Clinton in the beginning? Like the early supporters of Hillary Clinton who had to flip-flop later in the primary season, this is a big lesson. You cannot be beholden to a candidate before the process starts, you have to see what the opponent is worthy of and see how your constituents are voting. Don’t get me wrong folks, Andrew Young is a civil rights legend in his own rights and he has been a trailblazer in U.S. history, but like civil rights stalwart John Lewis, he got it wrong when he came out and vocally backed Hillary Clinton in the early stages, only to reverse course later on.

Adrienne LaFlemme, 60, Science Teacher Arrested for Having Sex with a Male Student

Adrienne LaFlamme, 60, and a Florida science teacher has been arrested after allegedly having sex with her 17-year-old student. This is just plain sick and nasty.

Investigators arrested Palm Bay resident Adrienne LaFlamme after being contacted by the boy’s mother. They believe that LaFlamme and the boy had sex at least 15 times over a four-week period.

LaFlamme is also being charged with filing a false police report. Police say she had lent her car to the boy, but reported it stolen after learning that she was being investigated.

These teachers that prey upon their students need to be imprisoned for a long time and not just given a slap on the wrist. There have been so many instances in which the female teachers were given minimum jail sentences and even just straight probation. A message needs to be sent by the legal system that there will be zero-tolerance for this behavior. If this were a male teacher, he would be called a rapist and thrown in prison for a long time. This woman could have been this young man’s grandmother. Excuse me while I throw up. This is just plain sick.

On a personal level, as a parent of two boys, I would be totally irrational in dealing with something of this magnitude and a beat-down would be in order for me. This latest incident is just plain sick and really disgusting. Just my thoughts, you be the judge.

Barack Obama Supporters Informally Taking ‘Hussein’ as Their Middle Names in Solidarity’

Some supporters of Barack Obama are taking Hussein as their middle name, not legally of course. A growing number of these supporters are expressing solidarity with Obama and what is amazing is the fact that this group of unlikely-sounding Husseins include Jewish, Catholic, Hispanic, Asian and Italian-Americans. The reality is that these supporters are tired of so-called political pundits such as Ann Coulter and others who continue to use Barack Obama’s middle name as though it were a scourge and ties him, somehow, to being a Muslim. It does not matter, to these pundits, how many times Obama has said that he is a Christian and that his middle name was inherited from a Kenyan father he barely knew, who was born a Muslim and died an atheist. The name seems to have become a political liability for Obama, which is just not right. Some critics on cable television talk shows dwell on it, while others, on blogs or in e-mail messages, use it to falsely assert that Mr. Obama is a Muslim or, more fantastically, a terrorist.

The movement has taken place mostly online, the digital equivalent of wearing a button with a clever, attention-getting message. A search revealed hundreds of participants across the country, along with a YouTube video and bumper stickers promoting the idea. Legally changing names is too much hassle, participants say, so they use “Hussein” on Facebook and in blog posts and comments on sites like, and, the campaign’s networking site.

New Husseins began to crop up online as far back as last fall. But more joined up in February after a conservative radio host, Bill Cunningham, used Mr. Obama’s middle name three times and disparaged him while introducing Senator John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, at a campaign rally. (Mr. McCain repudiated Mr. Cunningham’s comments).

The practice has been proliferating ever since. In interviews, several Obama supporters said they dreamed up the idea on their own, with no input from the campaign and little knowledge that others shared their thought. According to the New York Times, some supporters said they were inspired by movies, including “Spartacus,” the 1960 epic about a Roman slave whose peers protect him by calling out “I am Spartacus!” to Roman soldiers, and “In and Out,” a 1997 comedy about a gay high school teacher whose students protest his firing by proclaiming that they are all gay as well.