The 507 Effect – Obamanation

It’s official, Obama is the new President Elect and we are witnessing a historic event.  This is the kind of man that will one day be put onto our money.  There are a lot of lofty words to be thrown around on this occasion, and I will leave that to the pundits.  But even with my innate distrust of our politicians, I am still struck by the depth of this moment.  Can you feel it?  The torch has passed to a new generation.  Of course, he must now tread through the Bush minefield, but that will come later, for now let me appreciate this changing of the guard.  I know that getting out of Iraq is going to be a bitch that is gonna take years, I know that the economy has tanked, I know that the earth’s ecology is changing.  I even know that the ability of one man to change it, especially one man who is beholden to corporate interests, is very minimal.  But I also know that America has taken a great fall in our standing of the world.  As a nation we were caricturized by Bush, ignorant, mean, greedy.  Now, we truly have a fresh slate and the world may see us as a nation changing for the better, growing up and becoming mature.  Rascism is by no means over, but this is a milestone in terms of who has his or her finger on “the button”.  This is an Obamanation.

The 507 Effect – Finally! Election Day!


Finally!  It’s election day!  And we shall soon know who it is we’ll despise in a couple of years.  As I posted earlier this week, I won’t be voting this year.  The way I see it, by not voting, I am reserving my right to bitch and complain about the failures of whoever is elected.  Because let’s get one thing straight here folks.  Whoever is elected is going to be a failure in our eyes.  Only to the super elite 1% of this planet will this next president seem like a champion.  Why do I say that?  Because the last 8 years have set us back so far that no matter who “wins” today, they will be bound to a course that was set before they took command of the oval office.  A course that try as they may, they can not alter.
The corporate cronies have robbed America blind.  Bush & the boys have fucked every single institution that made America a great nation.  To some it seems like the mistakes of an idiot administration, mistakes that could be righted by an Obama Administration.  But these tragedies of the last 8 years were not mistakes.  Each great tragedy, 9-11, Afghanistan, Iraq, New Orleans, the stock market, all of these tragedies led to a decrease in civil rights and a slight shift toward a Fascist police state.  If you asked someone who was alive in the the 60s civil right movement what they thought of today, they would say that we have moved backward just as much as we have moved forward.
“Moved back as much as we’ve moved forward?! But a ‘black’ man might be president!” you might be saying.  But that doesn’t really matter, that is just window dressing for the tourists.  The truth is that civil rights for people of all races and sexes have been scaled back by the bush administration.  And if there are any more environmental, military, economic, or terrorist disasters, we stand on the brink of total police state, no matter who the president is, Obama or McCain.
So I won’t be voting, because the outcome of this election was decided long ago.  But if you must go out and vote, for God’s sake vote for the “black” guy!

McCain or Obama?

It’s time for a woman. Right?

Imagine that you were marrying a beautiful woman named Hillary.  And the reason that you were marrying her was that you loved both her ideology and her persona.  You had spent the last couple of years of your life coming to know and respect this woman.  Many times you had listened to her talk and been wowed by her charisma and knowledge.  You even went so far as to proclaim your love and loyalty for her and the woman that she represented.  Soon, you began to define yourself by her stances.  You began to believe that this was the one for you.  You were ready to make that choice.  
The wedding was planned for November and only time had to pass before she was yours.  You told everyone, you invited everyone.  After all, she was one of a kind and definitely worthy to be your first.  But after all of the hoopla Hillary had to go away.  It was very painful and you and your friends and family were very insulted.  So much time and emotion had been invested in your feelings and ideas about her womanhood.  She was to be your first.  “It was time for a woman” you had argued.  You even had a website – “itstime4awoman.org”  The wedding plans were already in motion, everyone was anticipating November. 
So you take your friends advice and hook up with this hardcore named Sarah.  She’s not like Hillary.  Totally different.  But she is a woman, and as you had said it was time for a woman.  You had told everyone. 
But there wasn’t really time before November to get really attached to this woman.  I mean, you could hang out with her.  Shoot guns and play sports and stuff.  But it won’t be special, and it certainly won’t be as pure as your initial reaction to Hillary.  But the wedding is on, everyone is coming.  So you go for it… After all, It’s time for a woman. Right?

Margie Perez speaks at the Democratic National Convention!

Our wonderful friend from New Orleans and the female vocalist from The Omega Project’s most recent recording “Drink Deep”, Margie Perez spoke at the Democratic National Convention last week in Denver. Margie is an amazing musician who obviously has a lot to say and isn’t afraid to speak the truth. I say Margie Perez for President 2012!

Check out Margies MySpace page and connect with her personally!

Also, Margie’s speech is 2min 41 secs long, which is about %25 of the time that the Republicans gave to Bush!

MARGIE PEREZ FOR PRESIDENT 2012!