NO MORE NATION BUILDING, JUST KILLING THE BAD GUYS.

NO MORE NATION BUILDING, JUST KILLING THE BAD GUYS.
ICHEOKU says the United States of America mandate to its military engaged overseas particularly Afghanistan is stop cuddling the bad guys, just whack them. ICHEOKU says certainly a c-change in the rules of engagement and it will certainly make it easier for our warriors who will risk less of their lives and limbs in battle fields. President Donald John Trump is definitely leading as said and providing the leadership our military needs as their Commander in Chief. Way to go.

NORTH KOREA PUT ON NOTICE: DON'T PUSH ME.

NORTH KOREA  PUT ON NOTICE: DON'T PUSH ME.
"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. As I said, they will be met with the fire and fury and, frankly, power." - President Donald John Trump. ICHEOKU says the Michelin Tire midget at Pyongyang is definitely courting trouble and messing with the wrong man. He probably thinks Barack Obama the redline president is still in office; but unbeknownst to him there is a new sheriff in town and his name is Donald John Trump and he does not mess around. Hopefully China can rein in the little man before he commits mass suicide with his North Korean people.

HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION - CHARLES SCHUMER

HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION - CHARLES SCHUMER
"When you lose to somebody who has a 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself. So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that." - Senator Charles Schumer, Senior Senator from the State of New York and Democratic Minority Leader in the Senate. ICHEOKU says the statement spoke volume and it spoke for itself. Finally it seems the Democrats have finally turned the corner and are now ready to face up to their abysmal performance in the last presidential election by acknowledging that the American people indeed choose Trump over their Hillary Clinton. Thankfully, they will also now rest their "Russians Did It" cockamamie and find a message they can present to the people and for the good of the country.. Time to move the process forward is now as American people did not buy into the crap of a Russian collusion which they tried unsuccessfully to sell to them.

IT IS GAME ON: MAYWEATHER FIGHTS MCGREGOR

IT IS GAME ON: MAYWEATHER FIGHTS McGREGOR

ICHEOKU says August 26 is the day history will be made as two of the world's most interesting athletes square off in the ring. Boxing champion Floyd MayWeather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor, will fight on August 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ICHEOKU says not in a position yet to place bet on who will win the fight. Salute


BIAFRA EXIT FROM NIGERIA: A CALL TO DUTY

BIAFRA EXIT FROM NIGERIA: A CALL TO DUTY
ICHEOKU says the time has come and the time is now for the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra to be allowed to choose their self governance and exit from Nigeria going forward.. A referendum on the future of Biafra is a legitimate demand of the people and it is their right to so do. The people of the Nation of Biafra want to of their own way because of the hostilities from other member nations of Nigeria. Let the United Nations order a referendum and let the people decide in their own Biafraexit.

PDJT ISSUES VERDICT ON ISLAMIST TERRORISTS


"There can be no coexistence with this violence. There can be no tolerating it, no accepting it, no excusing it, and no ignoring it. Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith. Terrorists do not worship God; they worship death. If we do not act against this organized terror, then we know what will happen and what will be the end result. Terrorism's devastation of life will continue to spread, peaceful societies will become engulfed by violence, and the futures of many generations will be sadly squandered. If we do not stand in uniform condemnation of this killing, then not only will we be judged by our people, not only will we be judged by history, but we will be judged by God." - President Donald John Trump.


BBOB: BRING BACK OUR BIAFRA

ICHEOKU says it is worth fighting for, self determination and it is not a crime for a people to aspire for self governance. Indigenous Peoples of Biafra are marching forward and hopefully they will soon get to the promised land. Viva Biafra.
#BringBackOurBiafra.




"When two raging fires meet together, they do consume the thing that feeds their fury. Though little fire grows great with little wind, yet extreme gusts do blow out fire." - William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew


WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE - STEVE JOBS

“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me. God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth. Memories precipitated by love is the only true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on. The most expensive bed in the world is the sick bed. You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear sickness for you. Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – Life. Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends. Treat yourself well. Cherish others.” - SJ

EVIL CANNOT BE TRULY DESTROYED.

"The threat of evil is ever present. We can contain it as long as we stay vigilant, but it can never truly be destroyed. - Lorraine Warren (Annabelle, the movie)


ONLY THE POOR WISH THEY HAD STUFF?

“I’m not that interested in material things. As long as I find a good bed that I can sleep in, that’s enough.” - Nicolas Berggruem, the homeless billionaire.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

HOW OBAMA GAVE US DONALD TRUMP - MATT LASLO

Just as Barack Obama was the reaction to George W. Bushin 2008, Donald Trump is looking more and mote like a reaction to Obama's presidency. 

It may feel wrong to even utter the names “Obama” and “Trump” in the same sentence, but: there would be no ascending candidate Trump without President Obama. Trump is the anti-Obama. Sure, as the decades roll on, Obama will be remembered for helping usher through historic healthcare reform, salvaging the US auto industry, rewriting the rules that govern Wall Street and overseeing economic growth that hasn’t been witnessed since the Great Depression ended. But now that President Obama is starting to unfurl his sails and head towards the sunset, what’s being left in his political wake looks less like his soaring campaign promises than it does like Donald Trump and a bitter American electorate. 

Trump has changed American politics. He is, as you may have heard, bombastic, vacuous (at least from what he’s produced when it comes to actionable policy proposals) and has used the billions he made in real estate to ensure Kardashian-like fame for himself in the living rooms of millions of Americans. Compare that to the cool, reserved, thinker-in-chief Obama. No comparison you say? Au contraire

Don’t forget, in 2008 Obama was the anti-Bush. No one would deny that then-Senator Barack Obama’s rode to the White House was paved on the ashes of George W Bush’s presidency. Opposition to the second Iraq war became the wedge Obama used to separate himself from his Democratic opponents before his message of hope and change ignited a fire in Americans who previously felt locked out of the nation’s political system. Just as Wall Street was on the brink of collapse in the waning days of Bush’s watch, so too is a trusting, empowered national electorate on the brink on Obama’s. The housing market bubbled until it burst under Bush, which had roots in the illusory monetary and housing policies of the 1990s. That crisis pales in comparison to what we’re witnessing today. 

Voters’ faith in government has withered away. Even if the contemporary, deep-rooted mistrust in government started decades ago under Nixon and then was fanned under Bush, we’re still on Obama’s watch. 

Trump’s energetic, if disjointed, base exemplifies the American people’s disgust with the political class. The blistering battles Obama and his aides stoked with Congress, most recently in the form of bypassing Congress with executive orders, enlivened a sleeping part of the public. 

It first reared its head in the form of the Tea Party, which many pundits dismissed as merely a racist reaction to the nation’s first black president. An unquantifiable part of the opposition to Obama has always been over race, but it’s deeper than that. People across the nation don’t feel represented in Washington – they’ve gone through a rough patch of joblessness, wage stagnation, being settled in debt, often in the form of student loans, and have been spooked by the specter of Isis. All the while, Washington politicians keep screaming past each other in order to bank roll their campaigns rather than speaking to the needs of middle America. And Trump has tapped into that vein of discontent. 

Democrats rest in their assertions that the Republican party is to blame for the rancor that’s defined Obama’s presidency. But their party is going through its own convulsions: the rise of Bernie Sanders’s electrified progressive base further highlights the dissatisfaction with the status quo that’s spread across the nation under President Obama. 

Remember when Obama promised to eradicate that mistrust? Well, the hope of election 2008 has turned into a newfound national fear in election 2016. Yes, Obama has ushered through his promised change, but it’s not rosy. Instead it’s a change in the tenor of Washington – bitter partisan politics have gotten petty, and the knives are out in both parties.  

The forces – or a reaction to them – that gave us one historic first in Obama’s presidency have given us another, harder to stomach for many, historic first: an entertainer-in-chief. Where the evolution of American politics goes from here is anyone’s guess, but it feels like it can’t get much lower than the rut we’re all stuck in right now. 

Who knows what Obama could have done to change the tenor of Washington. Maybe he could have consulted Congress more. Possibly he could have reshuffled his agenda to make the American public feel included. Maybe he could have carried through on promises to have a transparent White House, instead of the seemingly impenetrable fortress he and his aides erected. If any of these things happened maybe we wouldn’t have Donald Trump dominating the nation’s political conversation. Thanks Obama

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