Ted Kennedy Endorses Obama for President

Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy (D-MA) announced his endorsement of Senator Barack Obama today in Washington, DC. The “Keeper of the Flame” of the Kennedy dynasty was joined today by his niece, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, and his son Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI).

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  1. January 28, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    THE UN SAYS:

    * Israel is allowing only 41% of Gaza’s food requirements
    * Israel grants only 1 in 7 patients access to urgent treatment outside Gaza
    * Israel denies medication and hospital supplies to Gaza
    * Israel is not allowing enough fuel to treat and pump clean water in Gaza
    * Israel’s cruelty has caused more than 70 deaths of untreated Gaza patients since June

    BARACK OBAMA SAYS:

    * “We have to understand why Israel is forced (sic) to do this”

    PLEASE CALL THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN TO SAY YOU ARE OUTRAGED!

    (866) 675-2008

    TALKING POINTS:

    * Denying food to 1.5 million civilians is a crime! It is irresponsible for Obama to encourage it.
    * Denying medicine to sick and dying people is a crime. It is NOT self defense.
    * Israel’s actions are collective punishment. Why does Obama not condemn it?
    * Denying food, medicine and other essential supplies does nothing to harm fighters or the Hamas government in Gaza. It only harms civilians, one half of whom are children. Does Obama consider them disposable?

    Obama’s callous defense of Israel’s cruelty deserves your action.
    Presidential candidates are sensitive to criticism. Your calls have the potential
    to make Palestinian rights an issue. Now is the time.

    Following is the text of Obama’s letter to the U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Zalmay Khalilzad. A photocopy of the signed letter is at http://jewishstanda rd.net//content_ images/ObamaLett erbig.jpg

    1.23.2008

    Dear Ambassador Khalilzad,

    I understand that today the U.N. Security Council met regarding the situation in Gaza, and that a resolution or statement could be forthcoming from the Council in short order.

    I urge you to ensure that the Security Council issue no statement and pass no resolution on this matter that does not fully condemn the rocket assault Hamas has been conducting on civilians in Southern Israel for over two years.

    All of us are concerned about the impact of closed border crossings on Palestinian families. However, we have to understand why Israel is forced to do this. Gaza is governed by Hamas, which is a terrorist organization sworn to Israel’s destruction, and Israeli civilians are being bombarded by rockets on an almost daily basis. That is unacceptable and Israel has a right to respond while seeking to minimize any impact on civilians.

    The Security Council should clearly and unequivocally condemn the rocket attacks against Israel, and should make clear that Israel has the right to defend itself against such actions. If it cannot bring itself to make these common sense points, I urge you to ensure that it does not speak at all.

    Sincerely,

    Barack Obama
    United States Senator

  2. January 28, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Reference; Martin Luther Kings Dream!

    “I have a dream”; those words ring as clear in my mind today as they did the day I first heard them on August 28, 1963. My mom was watching a march on Washington DC that day on the television. My brother and I were playing with our toy trucks right in front of our ironically black and white television. It was like time froze for a time and my mom and us stopped to pray for the nation right along with him. Martin Luther King spoke to the masses and the nation. At the time I didn’t realize just how much he was speaking directly to me.

    For the next forty five years I walked away when I heard persons making racist comments and I still do to this day. My mom taught me to respect all life no matter what their color or belief. I didn’t want to be a part of the racist crowd but there are some things the government or our birthright just doesn’t give us a choice over. Yes they call me white on all the government forms but in reality I’m really closer to beige.

    I know however for sure that I am serving the same God that Mr. King was. I also know that that same God is fixing to bring a change upon this country that will sweep from sea to shinning sea. I know this because I have the same faith that Martin Luther King had and so do countless millions of others. You see there is really only one race – the human race – you’re shallow if you see it any other way. It is now time to wake up from that dream state and bring those dreams to reality. It is time for all of us as Americans to take back our states and our country. It is time to change some of our racist laws and policies so that we can save our economy as well as our way of life.

    I am referring to “White Collar Crime”; wow, that title even sounds racist and it is. White Collar doesn’t mean you are white it means you are smart or at least that is what a local Solicitor told me recently when I went up against a Local investment group in South Carolina. For those of you that didn’t know what white collar crime is I will attempt to help you understand. The investment group I am referring to were all nineteen as beige as I am. OK for the sake of being politically correct we were all white. They are all to use the Solicitors words “smart”, and on the surface they all have the appearance of conducting legitimate businesses in the community.

    My relationship had begun with the aforementioned group almost five years ago. They collaborated to set up false corporations and used persons like myself to make millions all the while moving all the money out of the country to the Cayman Islands. In many cases they would commingle the funds into their own failing businesses so as to offset losses from clients and customers that didn’t pay their bills. In any case none of what they have done can be prosecuted in the criminal courts because it all falls under the “civil” rules. That means If I can’t come up with the hundred and sixty thousand dollars to go after them myself the government will just let them slide under the rug.

    On September 30, 2007; some of the investment group succeeded in putting Quick Transportation out of business. Quick Transportation LLC was the business that I set up over two years earlier to get away from the aforementioned group. A few of them convinced me that the others were the guilty parties and they put trucks on with my company. Shortly thereafter they began stealing their own equipment and collecting on my companies insurance. In some cases they just kept collecting payments from Quick all the while keeping said equipment in warehouses that they owned. Hundreds of police reports were filed with virtually every law enforcement agency. Some of them located in other states as the group would take equipment from there and put the same in their warehouse for months all the while collecting checks for lease payments from Quick Transportation.

    The group was so “smart” they even set me up with my first and subsequently second attorney’s. I paid thousands of dollars in retainers and not a single witness has been deposed. The sad thing is the first attorney I acquired was only less than a year after going into business with this group. They had set up a Corporation named Driver Resources Inc. located in Sumter, South Carolina. We grossed over seven point two million in just two years. All the money was factored through a bank in Alabama and the group would divide the proceeds on a monthly basis. When they didn’t pay me I acquired their attorney and they walked me all the way to the point I am at now. I have not been able to work for the past four months because each attempt I have made has been met with another theft of a truck. The group has gone so far as to have a mechanic from a neighboring community drain the antifreeze and oil out of a truck I own so that when I crank it, it would burn up.

    Police reports were filed on all of the hundreds of crimes that were committed against me as well as my company. I even have the hard drive and server that proves that Driver Resources Inc. really existed but to no avail. If the government is doing something they aren’t telling me about it. Even though the constitution gives certain rights to each of us as a “victim” of crime you have to pay your own way. If I am to see justice I must find a way to find an attorney that is willing to go up against the system (brotherhood) that they have set up.

    Although I am facing odds that most would turn away from I will not let the dream that Mr. King helped instill in me go away. I believe that this could be the turning point in our country. Please read more about what happened to Quick Transportation LLC in previously released statements. Stand up for equal rights and help fight against white collar crime. Don’t let rich white people continue get away with murder, theft, racketeering, commingling funds, insurance fraud, loan fraud, forging documents, and the list just goes on and on. Send your support letters to Quick Transportation; PO Box 1087, Sumter, South Carolina 29151. It is time for our jails to have a more fairly represented population. Let’s show the Sumter South Carolina Solicitor that they are not as smart as they think. Just because the government wants to let them go, let’s wake up, and take action to make this change.
    Obama was the only one in the South Carolina Debates to mention the disparity between blacks in jail. South Carolina is ready for change so the republicans are on the way out…….randy

  3. January 28, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    How did this thread become a magnet for lengthy, somewhat irrelevant comments?
    Help bring it back on track, please!

  4. Anonymous
    January 29, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Who have local elected officials endorsed?

    Clinton

    Assemblyman Jose Solorio
    Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido

    Obama

    Santa Ana Councilmember David Benavides
    Santa Ana Councilmember Michelle Martinez

    Please share others that you know.

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