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United States – July 4 – Commemorating Independence and National Sovereignty

July 4, 2012

By Padmini Arhant

On this day, July 4, 2012 United States commemorates independence from foreign control reminiscing freedom – the inalienable human right for expression and peaceful assembly among diverse choices available to individuals in any free and fair political system.

Regrettably, the contemporary era marred with U.S. and allies invasion, occupation and violation of other nations sovereignty for global dominance with expendable U.S. forces and taxpayers funds reversing the trend to imperialism.

United States current laws such as Patriot Act, NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) denying due process in civil court rather than military tribunal and government unlimited access to citizens’ personal communication via unwarranted wire tapping including 24/7 surveillance,

Additionally, the invasive security measures at the airports not even sparing infants – some of them physically challenged although clearly visible are subjected to extreme procedures clarifying the military operation in the so-called war on terror either a failure or attributed to flawed foreign policy and military strategy facilitating terror networks to benefit defense industry and hegemony.

On the domestic front, occupy movement and other protests are contained with excess force and undemocratic means contradictory to constitutional rights that guarantees citizens liberty to dissent in a tolerant society.

United States permanent military bases around the world and simultaneous wars in different nations not barring latest actions undermining international agreements pose grave threats to peace and political stability in the volatile region like Middle East.

Americans by and large favor peace and diplomatic solutions to international disputes unlike prevalent political decisions not in synchrony with public opinion.

The military intervention against sovereign nations hinders prospects for constructive dialogue and meaningful negotiations in republic and national interest.

On this important day, troops in active duty including their families and veterans deserve due recognition for the pledge to protect citizens and sovereignty.

Wars are fought for reasons excepting national defense evident in the conflicts aimed at usurping power on false pretext to seize economic resources or strategic advantage overseas contributing to immense suffering all around.

Besides political leaderships committing treason against nation and people they are obligatory to serve with honesty and integrity.

Certainly, the present time is tumultuous seeking military options at ease ignoring devastating consequences affecting humanity and habitat that could otherwise be averted with prudence and patience.

War has become the mechanism to deal with disagreements for militarily powerful nation and allies refusing to heed consistent recommendations on non-violent approach to resolve crisis.

Life is precious not to be wasted in confrontation that could end in reconciliation beginning with talks and rational exchange.

Political freedom is imperative for a nation to sustain progress in every dimension.

Power exercised to empower society across the spectrum with equal respect and consideration for all in providing dignified life would enrich national status.

United States focus on national issues with divestments from warfare to economy, infrastructure and myriad programs in requirement for funds would expedite growth and alleviate vast majority plight.

Above all, restoring democratic values and social justice in shutting down the infamous Guantanamo Bay and abandoning practices that are condemned by United States in the international domain would deliver credibility and national image truly living up to the concept –

Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.

All are born to be free and freedom is worth celebrating upon universal experience.

Happy July 4, 2012.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Libyan Revolution Advance to Overthrow Muammar Gaddafi

February 28, 2011

By Padmini Arhant

The brave patriots in Libya have made tremendous progress since February 17, 2011 – the day Libyan revolution began in Tripoli, Benghazi and other cities of the North African nation.

With the eastern part of the country in the revolution control, the pro-democracy movement has gradually made inroads near the capital Tripoli to remove the region’s most repressive regime under the ruthless tyrant Muammar Gaddafi and entire clan.

Many innocent lives have been lost due to brutal attacks via aerial bombing, shooting from helicopter and ground assaults against unarmed civilians as well as soldiers who refused to obey the belligerent authority.

The cowardly display by the dictator Muammar Gaddafi is a desperate act to stay in power amid the crumbling empire.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi – the presumptuous heir apparent has proudly interpreted the name as ‘Sword of Islam’ brandishing the sword pledged to cause the blood river in Tripoli to rein control over the lost kingdom.

The death and destruction inflicted upon the oppressed Libyan population in the last few days is horrific and the people have shown incredible courage even in the face of terror unleashed by the mercenaries and security personnel.

Meanwhile the following actions by the U.S., UNSC and other nations against Libya is welcome and trial in the international criminal court of Justice against Muammar Gaddafi for crimes against humanity is paramount to deliver justice on the civilian massacre.

U.S. U.K. and other nations claim to have shut down the embassies in Tripoli with staff members evacuated from the city.

UNSC has reportedly imposed arms embargo, travel restrictions and freezing all assets including bank accounts held by Gaddafi and family.

These developments are greatly appreciated.

Nonetheless based on the current news report on the Libyan crisis – The UNSC implementation of ‘NO FLY ZONE’ could no longer be procrastinated for there are too many lives at stake and with the continuous aerial bombing by the power obsessed leader Gaddafi – the delay would be catastrophic.

Furthermore the meeting between President Barack Obama and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is reported to be taking place behind close doors as per CNN news report on date i.e. February 28, 2011 around 1.30P.M. EST.

The news media expressed grievance over the secrecy on the humanitarian issue depriving the press corps from gaining more information through relevant questions in public.

It is a legitimate call by the news media and the U.S. President as well as UN Secretary General honoring the democratic norm on this grave humanitarian matter would be regarded as their commitment to transparency in worldview.

On the sanctions against Libya – economic sanctions commonly hurt the citizens and seldom affect the defiant rulers for they are always well prepared to cope with such situations.

Therefore with the exception of food, medicines and essential items to provide for the people, trade sanctions with direct impact on the leadership would be more effective than the blanket option.

Despite these steps the authoritarian rulers remain determined to challenge the non-violent dissenters proceeding towards Tripoli for ultimate conquest.

Libyan protesters must not lose courage for you are on the verge of making history in the liberation from over four decades of tyranny witnessed in the last four days with immense sacrifices that will not be in vain.

Moreover like Egypt you will set yet another precedence for others in similar situation yearning to unshackle them from generational imprisonment in Middle East and elsewhere.

Muammar Gaddafi has vowed to fight until the imminent end of the autocratic rule.

However the demonstrators must not capitulate to the dwindling flame soon to be extinguished by the peaceful breeze sweeping across the nation.

Please don’t think you are alone for you have the world behind you in the humanitarian cause.

Besides your admirable wits and steel resolve is a formidable threat to the declining despots in Libya and nations alike.

Hence March forward gallantly and seize what always belonged to you – freedom, individual rights and dignified existence long denied by the egomaniacal dictatorial powers.

Message to Gaddafi and henchmen hired by the authoritarian is to refrain from any harm to the approaching peaceful and non-violent rally.

Every single blow to men, women and children whether national or foreign would lead to devastating consequences for the perpetrators.

Muammar Gaddafi and the supporters have an opportunity to surrender for there is no hope to win the losing battle.

As stated earlier the inevitable political transformation is non-negotiable.

The dawn of new beginning cannot be stalled or crushed by use of violence and unscrupulous tactics.

Republic empowerment exemplifying real democracy is to represent the final outcome in the revolution led political uprising.

With respect to Egypt – The caretaker government recent constitutional amendments limiting Presidential term to eight years is praiseworthy and look forward to the transfer of power to civilian rule in the immediate future.

Wishing expedited glorious victory to Libyan revolution!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Democrat U.S. Senator Russ Feingold – the Ideal Representative for the State of Wisconsin and USA

October 3, 2010

By Padmini Arhant

The United States Senator Russ Feingold began his political career in 1982 representing the 27th District in the great State of Wisconsin. The Senator was then re-elected to the Wisconsin State Senate in 1986 and 1990.

Subsequently, Senator Russ Feingold expanded the horizon to the United States Senate and served three terms in office since 1992. The Senator is now seeking fourth term to serve the Wisconsin electorate preparing to elect their representative in November 2010.

Prior to moving forward with Senator Russ Feingold’s exemplary record throughout his public service, it’s important to shed light on the Wisconsin electorate.

The people of the great State of Wisconsin have led the nation in many social and political fronts earning the progressive status from the early twentieth century.

In 1921, the Wisconsin State Legislature passed the first equal rights bill in the nation, granting women full equality with men under civil law.

Then created the nation’s first comprehensive statewide primary election apparatus,

Implemented the first effective workplace injury compensation law,

Structuring the first state income tax comprising taxation proportionate to actual earnings,

Institutionalized educational access through the University of Wisconsin Extension – UW-Extension,

Set up the first unemployment compensation program in the United States in 1932.

It’s clear the Wisconsin milestones were crucial in transforming the social and political landscape at the state and national level.

As the elected official, Senator Russ Feingold’s contributions are aptly comparable to the Wisconsin State historic achievements.

The Senator’s background and credentials speak volume in the human character context – humble and honorable.

Senator Russ Feingold is a Rhode Scholar and J.D. with honors (Juris Doctor) – a first professional graduate degree and professional doctorate in law from the eminent Harvard Law School.

Despite the phenomenal academic feat, the Senator dedicated his lifetime to public service rather than pursuing economic prospects in the private sector.

Senator Russ Feingold – Current U.S. Senate Committee Assignments:

Committee on the Budget
Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts
Subcommittee on the Constitution (Chairman)
Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs

Committee on Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs
Subcommittee on African Affairs (Chairman)
Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Democracy and Human Rights

Select Committee on Intelligence

Senator Russ Feingold legislative record upon examination portrays the rare and admirable quality conspicuously missing in contemporary politics.

In every respect, the Senator has prioritized the people and national interest over personal benefits and consistently exemplified his verbal commitments through verifiable actions to the electorate.

Otherwise, Senator Feingold had delivered his campaign promise to his constituents, the democratic base and the nation in all matter from political, economic and social to environment issues.

Senator Russ Feingold has diligently and effectively addressed the electorates’ needs across the political spectrum as a true ‘Maverick,’ in many legislative affairs.

The prominent legislative actions are – campaign finance reform, fair trade policies, conservation and environmental protection, a multilateral foreign policy, Social Security, civil liberties, and wasteful spending.

Senator Russ Feingold emerged the ‘Veteran,’ in legislative measures concerning the veterans serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and the U.S. base around the world.

Having voted against Iraq war, Senator Feingold was the first U.S. Senator to call for troop withdrawal back in August 2005 and proposed complete withdrawal timeline by December 31, 2006.

Yet, the Senator ever remained in the forefront to assist veterans and their families at every opportunity.

Senator Feingold co-sponsored “The Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act,” enacted in October 2009.

Accordingly, Senator Russ Feingold was named “Legislator of the Year” by the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers.

Campaign Finance Reform – The hallmark legislative act presented as a “Bi-partisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002,” with Senator John McCain from across the aisle.

It is recognized as the “McCain-Feingold Act,” and in spotlight pending Senate approval.

Senator Russ Feingold introduced the bill in the Senate on July 14, 2005 primarily restricting special interests funds in political campaign, an epidemic invalidating democracy in the electoral process.

“The bill would ban lobbyists from giving gifts to senators and,

Impose a $50,000 fine for violating the ban,

Force lawmakers to sign statements saying that lobbyists did not pay their travel expenses,

Forbid lawmakers from traveling on corporate jets,

Bar congressmen, staffers, and executive branch officials from serving as lobbyists for two years after leaving office, and,

Last but not the least – require that lobbying reports be disclosed on a quarterly, rather than semi-annual, basis.”

Finance Reform Act 2010 – Senator Feingold was the only Democrat to oppose the bill based on the loopholes and Wall Street concessions benefiting the bailout recipients in particular with a potential for history repeating itself in the future.

Oddly, the Senate majority sought the Republican Senator Scott Brown’s vote after $19 billion tax exemption to Wall Street instead of meeting the Democrat Senator Feingold’s legitimate request to protect the financial sector from reckless speculations and tax evasions on executive bonus.

Fair Trade Practices – Senator Feingold again demonstrated prudence by extending support to –

“Fair Trade Act,” and not “Free Trade Agreement,” such as NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement).

These practices proved to hurt the American and overseas workers.

A good example being China and the controversial currency adjustment whereby the Yuan or Renminbi is maintained lower than the market determination undermining the trade balance between U.S. and China besides affecting the global economy.

Senator Feingold has been deeply involved in protecting American jobs and continually strived for the poor, the middle class and the disadvantaged workers by introducing and/or participating in legislations to improve American life.

Government Spending – Senator Feingold is also a well-known advocate for reductions in pork barrel spending or earmarks and corporate welfare. Citizens Against Government Waste, the Concord Coalition, and Taxpayers for Common Sense, three nonpartisan organizations dedicated to those causes, have repeatedly commended him.

National deficit has been a major consideration for the Senator and made wise recommendations to contract the alarmingly disproportionate defense budget and other discretionary spending.

Moral and Ethics: Senator Feingold was elected to Congress on a promise not to accept pay increase while in office.

The Senator has so far returned over $50,000 in such raises to the U.S. Treasury.

Further, the Senator is famously frugal in his office spending, and sends back the money that he does not use.

In one six-month period in 1999, for example, his office received $1.787 million in appropriations and returned $145,000, a higher percentage than any other senator.

The Senator made a contract with Wisconsin constituents and kept his word by accepting predominantly grassroots contributions.

Senator Feingold campaign style is parallel to yet another highly respected Democrat Senator the (deceased) Paul Wellstone from Minnesota.

With respect to human rights and civil liberties – Senator Russ Feingold has been a champion in securing the individual liberty and American justice for all.

Senator Feingold voted against the Patriot Act prevalent and vigorously misused until now – The Senator raised strong objection to the provisions in the bill that enabled State infringement upon innocent citizens’ civil liberties.

Similarly, the Senator had profound misgivings on FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) used as a pretext again until now by the federal authorities for illegal wiretapping and spying on American civilians.

Same-Sex Marriage: The Senator has gone to great lengths for the gay community in defending the constitutional right that guarantees equal rights for all. Senator Feingold is on the right side of justice and vehemently favored the position with a public statement –

“Gay and lesbian couples should be able to marry and have access to the same rights, privileges and benefits that straight couples currently enjoy…”

On May 18, 2006, Senator Feingold again made news with his stance on marriage when he walked out of the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting under Chairman Arlen Specter (R-PA at the time) shortly before a vote on a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

Evidently, the above facts confirm the remarkable journey by the extraordinary and distinguished statesman with three successful terms in office from the foresighted State of Wisconsin,

The Honorable. Senator Russ Feingold

With merely four weeks for the midterm election, the electorates in the State of Wisconsin have an awesome responsibility to choose their Senator to represent them in Washington D.C.

Given the Wisconsin progressiveness in all issues, the Republican candidate Ron Johnson is an irony due to the candidate’s bizarre and the diametrically opposite stance on –

The economy, health, environment and social issues.

Republican candidate Ron Johnson is a corporate executive, multi-millionaire with no economic or health care plan except for joining the Republican Congress members to strengthen the ‘Nay’ votes on all issues regardless and pronouncing the Washington political gridlock elevating the American electorates’ frustration and disappointment.

The Corporate CEO has thus far invested a staggering $4.3million from personal wealth and received $1.6 million in other contributions – essentially purchasing the Senate Seat with money power realizing that it could be easily recovered by voting for the ‘special interests’ and violating the Wisconsin constituents trust upon being elected to the Senate.

The Corporate CEO Ron Johnson sided with Catholic Church leaders in opposing a proposed Child Victims Act in testimony before a state Senate committee.

Republican candidate Ron Johnson stands by his January 2010 testimony on the Child Victims Act, which would eliminate the statute of limitations for child abuse victims.

Candidate Johnson said he opposed the Child Victims Act because it could have financially hurt groups like the Scouts.

This testimony is an affirmation to the Republican candidate Ron Johnson’ misplaced priority.

Is the Corporate CEO Ron Johnson ignoring the child victims’ welfare for financial reasons?

When asked about allowing offshore drilling for oil in the Great Lakes,

The Corporate CEO Ron Johnson responded, “We have to get the oil where it is.”

Republican candidate and the Corporate CEO Ron Johnson defended BP in the economic and environmentally catastrophic oil spill.

The Republican candidate Ron Johnson criticized those holding BP responsible for cleaning up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Republican candidate Ron Johnson disclosed that he owns more than $100,000 worth of stock in BP.

Republican candidate Ron Johnson has described scientists who attribute global warming (the current climate change) to man-made causes as “crazy” and the theory as “lunacy.”

As to his opinion on the source of climate change,

The Republican candidate Ron Johnson said, “It’s far more likely that it’s just sunspot activity or just something in the geologic eons of time.”

He gave no response when asked to give evidence supporting the sun-spot theory.

Perhaps, the Wisconsin electorates could see the stark contrast between the Democrat Senator Russ Feingold and the Republican candidate, the Corporate CEO Ron Johnson.

There is no comparison between the two candidates’ policies. Senator Feingold’s policy is for the people and Republican CEO Ron Johnson’s campaign is pledged to the corporate agenda.

Senator Russ Feingold is a populist relentlessly fighting for the average citizens – reflecting the democracy’s real choice.


Republican candidate, the Corporate CEO Ron Johnson is focused on advancing his own and corporate interests that would inevitably harm the Wisconsin voters leaving them betrayed with a broken promise – a common experience in politics easily thwarted with the progressive Democrat like Senator Russ Feingold.

Can the Wisconsin constituents rely on the Republican Ron Johnson’s candidacy that is unequivocally tied to monetary pursuits?

It’s much better for the Wisconsin electorate to continue the tradition and re-elect the genuinely committed leader with result-oriented outstanding record – Hon. Senator Russ Feingold.

Therefore, it is incumbent upon the Wisconsin electorates to exercise caution when being falsely driven towards a corporate candidate Ron Johnson with public statements revealing the real purpose.

Senator Russ Feingold is a valuable asset to the State of Wisconsin, United States, the Democratic Party and the international community.

The Republican candidate Ron Johnson’s victory would be tragic and an irretrievable loss for the Wisconsin voters.

When the Wisconsin electorates weigh the pros and cons between the two candidacies, the overwhelming pro response would lead to Senator Russ Feingold.

Please visit and contribute to Senator Feingold’s campaign at the time being outspent by his corporate candidate Ron Johnson.

Also Wisconsin electorates from the political and socio-economic strata –

Please cast your ballot earlier if possible for Senator Russ Feingold and grant the Senator a landslide victory in the midterm election.

A splendid future is guaranteed for the Wisconsin electorate through honest and hardworking Senator Russ Feingold in the United States Senate.

C’mon Wisconsin you can do it.

Please reverse the poll trend and place your most trusted Senator Russ Feingold on the top for a fabulous win on November 2, 2010.

Your generosity, cooperation and voter mobilization is urgently required to help Senator Russ Feingold win the November 2010 election.

In fact, you can declare Senator Feingold’s re-election by mailing in your ballots if the voter is an armed personnel or a senior citizen including others – please check with your local authorities in this regard.

Please donate any amount to the campaign and vote for Senator Russ Feingold.

Voting is a privilege for many across the globe deprived of the fundamental right.

Good Luck! Senator Russ Feingold for a deserving triumph in November 2010 elections.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Midterm Election 2010 – An Opportunity to Rebuild the Great Nation

September 13, 2010

By Padmini Arhant

Midterm Election 2010 is an opportunity to rebuild the great nation – the United States of America.

From the latest developments it’s clear that Washington is broken and desperately requires citizens’ involvement in governance to restore the renowned American values that remains the basis in attracting many across the globe.

United States is resilient, resourceful and admirably courageous in dealing with any crisis.

It is evident in this great nation’s history for it has weathered the fierce storms and survived even the “Great Depression.”

The people representing the stars and stripes have come forward as one nation and contributed their unique skills in building the United States as the economic engine and a model democracy.

United States is the beacon of light for the entire world and the leadership will continue to provide the necessary guidance to those seeking political, economic and social progress in their domain.

The fall election is crucial to implement the changes that Washington has been deprived due to partisanship and special interests dominance in the legislation.

The political majority and the minority that prioritizes public interest and delivers the campaign promise are worth re-electing.

It predominantly rests with the American electorate in their choice of candidates as their representatives in Washington.

The combined forces such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce influencing the Supreme Court decision allowing unlimited cash flow in the election campaign together with the political architects determined to distract the electorate through distortion and negative attacks render the democratic elections irrelevant.

Whenever a candidate with no established record or substantive policies to move the nation forward is dependent upon the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and smear campaign, that candidate is unequivocally pledged to the sources behind them and not their constituents.

Their name might be on the ballot but only in theory for the real candidates are the big industries devising the policy and the strategists with the political ideology.

Voter discernment in electing the candidates with proven record and service against those without solutions to any problems could make the desirable change possible.

Congressional Democrats in the House and the Senate have worked extremely hard and are committed to improve the American lives. The selective few Republican members share the credit for their bipartisanship that enabled the recent reforms.

The policies related to ongoing wars contributing to the brave armed forces’ death toll and, the national deficit from the disproportionate defense expenditure with no accountability and transparency have been largely accepted without subjecting the claims to due process.

Public concern and views are disregarded and democracy undermined through propaganda subverting facts to promote the specific agenda.

The abuse of power with little or no respect for the constitutional law and democracy, reckless decisions that led to a bankrupt economy, chaos, death and destruction are minor details as compared to the serious ramifications on the office of Presidency – setting a dangerous precedence for history to repeat itself citing the predecessor’s exemption from law in the land of justice.

Ignoring the warnings on 9/11 attacks and conspicuously neglecting the constitutional duty to protect American lives is a colossal Presidential failure.

Above all, granting immunity to the status is rejecting the constitution set up to safeguard the national interest and the democratic principles that guarantees equal justice.

Accordingly, the nation particularly the United States Congress is obligatory to the 9/11 victims and their families in initiating a thorough investigation in public view with appropriate findings against all those implicated regardless of stature.

Democracy is threatened when the lawmakers become the lawbreakers and decline action against unethical conduct exemplifying discriminatory practice with law being applicable only to the law abiding ordinary citizens but not the powerful absconding the law.

These are truly the trying times for democracy and their representatives in presenting unwavering justice to preserve national security and the rule of law reflecting the fact that no one is above the law.

Massive voter turnout exceeding the 2008 statistics is paramount to overhaul Washington.

Please vote for the democrats so that they can cast their vote in return on legislation addressing the average citizens’ plight.

At the same time, the Republican members have invariably cast ‘Nay’ votes on ‘regular citizens’ issues while some of their colleagues choose abstinence to facilitate special interests victory.

Voting is the basic right denied to a significant population in some parts of the world and the citizens in a democratic society have tremendous chance to reshape the political landscape.

Hence ‘rally America’ to the midterm elections is an important call for all citizens.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Reconfiguration of the U.N.Security Council

August 9, 2009

By Padmini Arhant

“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” – simple yet meaningful creation by the renowned American Poet – Robert Lee Frost.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Only if the authorities in power – the corporations and the governments alike, in the contemporary world honor the commitment to their people and prioritize the promise to the general population over personal quest for profit, privilege, prestige and politics,

Perhaps, it might be possible to wipe out the global problems such as poverty, disease and war polluting the planet and restore the deep, dark and lovely woods that once used to be the nature’s paradise.

The past week event involving the release of two American journalists – Laura Ling and Euna Lee through high profile diplomacy aided with the former President Bill Clinton’s visit is a confirmation that communication and dialogue can be effective in resolving international crisis.

Congratulations! to President Bill Clinton on the job well done and the American citizens Laura Ling and Euna Lee on the reunion with their respective families. The former Presidents’ expertise and popularity always remains a valuable asset to the nation and the international community.

The world is not a safe place than it was before. In fact, in the nuclear era and arms proliferation – the trading of conventional and modern weaponry particularly the nuclear arsenal is a major threat to global security. It’s not the question of who’s entitled to the possession of new age weapons of mass destruction gauged by the threats materializing into action and the responsible vs. irresponsible nuclear ownership etc.

Whenever there is a hierarchy in terms of quantity and superiority, it foments a possibility for back channel arms race or illicit exchange of the nuclear technology as it is prevalent now. It’s relevant to the recently intercepted cargo shipment allegedly containing nuclear materials from North Korea to yet another brutal regime Burma.

Even though, the recent agreement between the United States and Russia in the arms reduction including the non-proliferation of nuclear warheads is significant due to President Obama’s strategy, the desire among other nations like North Korea and Iran to be a nuclear power is symbolic not to mention the defiance towards the Superpower and the United Nations.

The present volatility in international security stems from the lack of trust and cooperation among the major players in control of the world security and economic prosperity and their undue dominance for five decades yielding the status quo counter-productive. The focus is directly on the United Nations Security Council permanent membership.

U.N.Security Council originally set up with the five nations permanent membership following the major world wars I and II in identification of the role and economic status then, does not synchronize with the present reality.

Besides the poor achievements or the lack thereof on global fronts i.e. economic, political and environmental issues by the exclusive body, the obvious polarization within the P5 or the permanent membership club has been detrimental for the world security and prosperity.

The P5 has demonstrated politics more than delivering solutions on many international crises rendering the United Nations most important component redundant and controversial. The council’s inability in arriving at a consensus on crucial international matters due to predictable action by members exhibiting economic and political clout is strongly indicative of its impotence in the decision making process.

Much to the frustration and disappointment of other big and small nations, the P5 management of genuine global catastrophes ranging from nuclear containment or disarmament to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease has been a miserable failure. Any positive results in the latter attributable to the relentless work by the non-governmental and non-profit organizations funded through private endowments and caring international groups.

Again, not all P5 members meet the criteria primarily based on economic status given the conspicuous shift in the current world economic dynamics. Notwithstanding, the precipitous decline of P5 performance in hosts of issues particularly with respect to North Korea, Iran, Burma and other despot leaderships around the world, unequivocally requiring the urgent expansion of the Security Council from P5 to P11.

Further, the ‘so-called’ P5 and Plus in reference to the western ally Germany as a defacto member of the U.N.Security Council regarded hypocritical by the deserving and true economic powers seeking permanent membership for years only to be declined noting obvious reasons reminiscent of the twentieth century imperialism not in concurrence with the new millennium geo-economic and political setting.

P5’s likely opposition and reluctance to the proposal possibly viewed as a monopoly of the power, thereby unnecessarily creating opportunities for aptly qualified potential members to seek alternatives undermining the P5 course of action in the regional and worldwide issues.

Apart from the Security Council permanent membership enlargement, the U.N. Preamble is due for review and modification in the permanent members’ tenure depending on the member track record to world peace, progress and prosperity. Otherwise, the U.N. Security Council permanent membership no longer set in stones as a guaranteed life-long privilege for the perceived presumptuous players despite them abdicating responsibilities, and voting rights abuse on global matter witnessed until date.

To reiterate, under the new structure, the permanent membership will be strictly merit based and humanitarian objectives attained collectively from the individual member contribution. Non-cooperative members on universal cause viz. defense programs and warfare, environment…disqualified and replaced with other aspirants subject to eligibility conditions.

In light of the true perspective, the new members to the imminent expanded P11 Security council, in addition to the existing ones – United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia and China are:

Brazil, Japan, India, South Africa, Germany and UAE (United Arab Emirates) assuming functions of the permanent council members in the leadership role for the respective regions reflecting diligence and fair representation anchored on promoting regional trade, security, economic prosperity, cultural exchange and eventually nuclear disarmament.

The inevitable expansion in addition to the prevailing U.N. temporary membership on roster allowing other U.N. members to participate in the international resolution to global issues is the only and concrete remedy for the burgeoning arms deal, human rights violation, illegal occupation of lands, economic disparities, natural disasters and last but not the least global warming.

As stated above, the five members council neither adequately represents nor addresses the growing demands by the rest of the world in terms of political, economic, energy, social, cultural, and environmental challenges.

Therefore, it is incumbent on the United Nations to pursue the proposal set forth for immediate reorganization of the Security Council irrespective of the five members dissent or approval in accordance with the new world order.

Reconfiguration of the Security Council would provide positive outcome with majority voting
in favor of curbing international threats and terrorism, nuclear non-proliferation leading to disarmament by all nations, economic prospects, and political stability by liberating occupied lands as well as containing if not eliminating miseries in the impoverished regions of the world.

The recommended action targeted towards power and responsibility sharing among other economic and democratic/progressive nations rather than the continuation of twentieth century dominance proven ineffective in advancing the humanitarian rights and goals.

Finally, Congratulations are in order for the new member nations to the Security Council –

Brazil, Japan, India, South Africa, Germany and UAE (United Arab Emirates)

Appropriately representing the continents/regions considering their contributions to the world economic, political and international security.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

July 4, Independence Day

July 5, 2009

By Padmini Arhant

July 4th is a memorable day for all Americans to cherish the freedom of choice in every respect as citizens of this great nation.

The American society not only celebrates freedom like most free nations across the world but also strives to liberate those deserving equality no matter where they belong.

The President’s inspiring call to serve humanity on this day resonates with the patriots’ decision to pledge their valuable resources that enabled the Independence Day commemorated with joy through spectacular fireworks decorating the night.

The courageous troops in harm’s way protecting the freedom rejoiced by many on this day of Independence remain in most citizens’ thoughts and prayers all year around.

American freedom is the envy of the world, however regretfully the citizens’ privacy as well as civil liberties compromised in the past and present time with the wiretapping and monitoring private citizens’ communication by NSA warrantless surveillance in the wake of national security – a scapegoat in the divisive matter.

Freedom is a precious gift not possessed by all. There are millions on earth desperately seeking choices in life and often deprived of fundamental rights. While, in the land of the free and the home of the brave – freedom sometimes taken for granted with respect to the second amendment or the fourth amendment exhibiting excessive firepower figuratively and otherwise.

In view of the status quo related to citizens’ safety and privacy, freedom exercised with care and humanitarian concern is an ideal guide to those aspiring to be free.

The happiness from the Fourth of July legacy will continue to flow beyond expectations and shared by those dependent upon the leader of the free world for life honored with independent will.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant
P.S. Please stand by for views and analysis on important issues concerning the State of California and the nation in general.

Response to DCCC

April 16, 2009

Hon. Speaker of the House

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

430 South Capitol Street, SE

Washington DC 20003

April 4, 2009

Dear Madam Speaker,

It is an honor to receive your invitation to continue volunteering for the various issues highlighted in your letter.

Since I’m currently engaged in reviving my career, and attending to family interests placed on hold the entire past year due to my extensive involvement in the Presidential campaign 2008, there is an urgency to fulfill personal and financial commitments towards my young dependent family.

However, I will continue to serve humanity to the extent possible for the people at home and around the world.

I take this opportunity to wish you the best in your endeavors.

Thank you.


Padmini Arhant

Presidential Race 2008 – Grand Finale

November 4, 2008

The Presidential race is finally nearing end with the nation in the process of electing their 44th President of this great country, The United States of America.

The representation of all party candidates is on the ballot and they have all presented their election manifestos to the electorate.

The decision lies in the hands of the voters to make the right choice.

While the entire world’s eyes set on this election due to its significance and the historic nature, the weight of the world indeed, rests on the American electorate.

Therefore, my plea to every citizen fortunate enough to exercise the fundamental right in a democracy is to cast his or her ballot on this Election Day and be part of history.

As stated earlier in my previous blog postings, like all elections, there are relevant differences between the candidacies for the senate, congressional and Presidential race.

It is equally important to pay attention to various “Propositions” presented in lieu of “Referendum” in democratic elections.

Our nation has suffered enormously in the past eight years.

The wound is fresh and requires time for the healing process.

The only way to expedite recovery is by making the right choices in all of the above races.

As much as I would like to remain bipartisan on this day in terms of encouraging all citizens to vote for their respective candidates and issues, I am also obligated to guide the nation in the right direction of peace, progress and prosperity for all.

It is my honorable duty and specific purpose of this life to fulfill the responsibilities towards not only the citizens of the United States but the entire world.

With all due respect, to the Republican Party candidates Senator John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin and all other third party candidates listed in the, I appreciate their interests and patriotism to serve this great nation.

However, when compared to the specifics of the policies,

And the real possibility of achieving the goals to uplift our nation from all of the crises,

The Democratic candidacy represented by Senator Barack Obama and Senator Joe Biden seems far more realistic and attainable.

Therefore, I urge the electorate to cast their ballot for Obama/Biden candidacy that is not only hopeful but also seriously committed to this country and the entire world in great many respects.

I take this opportunity and wish all the candidates in the Republican and the third party my very best wishes on this Election Day.

It is important for the voters to realize that our nation has to climb a steep hill with enormous burden of debt and many crises on our back.

There is no time to rest and pause but only to reflect on the failures of the current administration and restrain from re-election of the choice resembling and representing the present government.

The electoral process should not be wasted or gambled away for trial and error as in the past i.e. 2000 and 2004.

Unfortunately, the stakes are too high and there is no time or space to maneuver once decided on this date, with another opportunity becoming available only in four years time.

The Obama/Biden candidacy focused on resolving issues with clear solutions and sincere commitment is the right choice for the country experiencing the most difficult economic times, social, political, environmental problems in the national and international fronts.

Both Senator Barack Obama and Senator Joe Biden offer dynamic leadership brimming with confidence, determination, zeal, enthusiasm, honesty, integrity and above all sound strategies for the present national and international situations.

The term “change” has been the theme of the Presidential race.

In all fairness and propriety, the actual agent who initiated and overwhelmingly enforced this message of “Change” is none other than, the Senator from the State of Illinois, Senator Barack Obama.

In fact, Senator Barack Obama truly believed in his heart that the country desperately needed to change its course and felt the urgency to implement the method in this election.

Undoubtedly, all candidates worked hard tirelessly in this campaign and dealt with compliments and criticisms alike from all sides.

Senator Barack Obama introduced new mechanism and demeanor in this political campaign.

For most part, Senator Obama had to fight tenacious battles to reach the finish line during the Democratic Primary election and then in the general election as well.

Senator Barack Obama displayed a decorum seen unlike before.

Throughout the decision making process in this election, Senator Barack Obama has come across as a leader with an ability to sail through rough seas with a calm composure and reliable in reaching the shore safely.

Despite several negative attacks, innuendoes, divisive politics, Senator Barack Obama maintained an impressive personality to accept not only his own mistakes but also others as part of human nature.

As stated earlier, being infallible is not in human condition.

Senator Obama and Senator Biden, despite the unfortunate Gaffes proved their ability to rise to the occasion and demonstrate leadership qualities essential to lead the nation in the right direction.

The reason behind our current national status is due to the lack of strong leadership in dealing with any challenges and crisis.

Placing emphasis on these characteristics is all-important when choosing a leader of a powerful nation that has the responsibility to lead the entire world.

The United States of America is on its knees with insurmountable debt, tarnished image and severe credibility crisis.

The current administration’s reckless policies and lack of chivalry in the governance of the democratic nation is responsible for the present status.

None of us can afford to let the nation sink in the treacherous sea of debt and destruction through on-going wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

It takes a nation to elect a leader, the President of the United States, the “Superpower” now and in the future.

I urge every citizen from all the great states of The United States:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Please come forward,

Rescue our great country from the current turmoil and distress,

By electing the candidate Senator Barack Obama and Senator Joe Biden to the office of the President and Vice President of the United States,

Grant them a landslide victory in the 2008 Presidential race, and create history.

If you are tired of being bogged down in poverty,


Living paycheck-to-paycheck and simply struggling to meet ends as well as,

All those tired of the greatness of this great nation diminished to rock bottom in the past eight years, the opportunity is for you to act now and change the direction towards peace, progress and prosperity for all.

The Obama/Biden candidacy is the only ideal choice to lead the nation and restore everything lost in the past eight years under the most incompetent and immoral administration.

It is our responsibility as citizens to come together as one nation and elect the leader and the future President and Vice President of the United States, Senator Barack Obama and Senator Joe Biden on this Election Day, November 4, 2008.

Future President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden represent the hope and change for millions in this nation and around the world.

The United States of America is the beacon of bright light now and in the future and the Barack Obama Presidency will surely keep this promise.

Let us all come together in realizing the dream of our great national hero, civil right leader and icon of peace the honorable, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Finally, Senator Barack Obama and Senator Joe Biden, I wish you all the best and success with the outcome of the Presidential election on this date, November 4, 2008.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Presidential Scam – Who is Michelle Obama?

November 2, 2008

Fool me once shame on you! Fool me twice shame on me!

I address this message directly to you, Michelle Obama.

It is about time you came out clean and honest to the American electorate and me.

There is plenty to expose the truth about you and your Personal agenda –

“Empower yourself and enslave the rest.”

The election is not over yet.

You are acting and behaving as though the game is over.

I am not going to beat around the bush as I have not earned the title as a “Straight Shooter” for nothing.

The honorable and icon of peace Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be turning in his grave to note the despicable conduct by you.

Dr. King certainly had a dream and that was not to use and abuse others to achieve your whims and fantasies in your life.

Dr. King’s dream was to unite and not divide this nation, contrary to your real motives.

These statements are testaments and not allegations.

Every piece of evidence is available to prove your real intention and notion for the people and this country, which is unfortunately neither pretty nor pleasant.

The world does not know about the dark side of your personality.

However, they will know now.

Your connivance and manipulation by using and abusing virtuous individuals as your assault weapon against Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to eliminate her out of your path during the Democratic Primary election, including the choice for Vice Presidential candidate of the Democratic Party… is reprehensible.

You also noted in your email, that you do not require the former “President Bill Clinton” on the campaign trail during the general election.

The reason being, you are carrying immense bitterness and remorse of history with a strong vendetta.

Even though, whatever you are today is because of the tremendous progress made by this great nation, which, you have failed to acknowledge up until recently.

The progress, though not perfect but still admirable was possible due to sacrifices by a great leader like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and courageous former Presidents like Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy.

You denied of any involvement in the campaign decisions to the media and public.

In fact, you are the decision maker and the candidate Barack Obama is merely a puppet figure.

The country had already witnessed your true sentiments – Thanks to technology like You-Tube.

“For the first time in my adult life time, I am really proud of this country.”


Because you realize that, you are within grasp of the mantle of power to use and abuse others.

Your ultimatum to the American public, also quoted by the HBO television host, Bill Maher during his appearance on Larry King Live in late January 2008:

“You better get off the fence and vote for Obama, for you will not be given a second chance.”

Asserting a “Sense of entitlement” – Also available on You-Tube.

In fact, you were seeking the vote for your authority rather than for the candidate.

Your thesis at Princeton – Please refer to post script.

Available all over the cyberspace, not vigorously discussed because you control the media.


Your preconditions on treatment and choice of questions prior to the appearance in the ABC television show “The View”, widely televised across the nation deserves attention as it highlights the truth about your persona.

Nevertheless, when Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the only opponent in that team let the cat out of the bag during her personal appearances on the republican campaign trail, the media under your supervision shot it down.

In addition, forcing your spouse and the Presidential candidate Barack Obama, by scheduling an interview with the targeted network and making him warn the critics and others to layoff, so that you can continue your charade behind the scenes.

You may control the media.

Fortunately, you will never be able to control the “virtual world”, your nemesis, the Information Superhighway.

Normally, people attend “Churches, Temples and Synagogues” for soul searching, peace and solace.

In your case, there is evidence that your attendance was for pure entertainment of USA bashing at the Church by the controversial “Rev. Jeremiah Wright.”

Suppression of facts and evidence –

Last but not the least,

The Controversial “Whitey” video sure exists –It is not out in the open because it is in your possession.

I do not wish to exhaust my visitors with any more explosive facts about you.

My personal experience with you, thus far has been nothing but regrettable.

Your personal email to me titled “Can’t wait to see you there”, a ploy in the form of invitation to attend your boring and megalomaniacal rally in San Jose, CA,

Only to discover the ugly motive behind that invitation was to ridicule me in public especially on the day of mysterious withdrawal by Senator John Edwards from the Presidential race.

The reason behind Senator John Edwards’s withdrawal may be a well kept secret then,

However, it was not a coincidence that it happened the morning after I published my blog post “Default Nominee” on January 29, 2008, at 11.48 p.m EST, to save the Democratic Party from an awkward dilemma if Senator John Edwards would have been the nominee.

It did not end there.

You continually target me for your dark political aspirations.

Earlier on, reference “Ethical View” ,,

When I was conned to donate to your campaign on the pretext of dinner invitation, which never materialized.

Now, the personal invitation by Senator Barack Obama to join him on the election night has once again fueled your insecurity and you could not resist playing the same old tricks of collecting my donation and replying with a “cacophony” message from personally controlled default server.

You may consider this as your victory.

What you fail to understand is, your deception will be the cause of your downfall.

It is no secret that you rejoice belittling your spouse and the father of your children in public.

Senator Barack Obama even confirmed the fact during the recent Presidential debate moderated by Mr. Tom Brokaw.

Interestingly, your deceitful action has elevated Senator John McCain, the opponent of your dreams , a much better individual than yourself, because even if it is for a political reason “Joe the Plumber” is a national hero for asking a simple question on income redistribution.

Whereas, you could not remember my contact details during your gala celebration in August 2008.

Somehow, miraculously you discovered my existence especially in the past few weeks with your constant harassment via email and mail demanding that I get involved in the campaign as a “volunteer” and not as a paid worker.

Even though, the Obama campaign treasury is enviable as compared to their opponent.

The interesting scenario is, you never declined the unprecedented “pay” raise offered by the University of Chicago not on meritocracy,

However, for the virtue of being the spouse of state and then U.S Senator Barack Obama and your remarkable achievement in driving away poor and predominantly African American patients to fend for themselves.

Despite such background including the absence of any verifiable humanitarian record, your audacity to insist that others “volunteer” for your political gains is truly amazing.

Notwithstanding, the innuendoes and intimidation through powerful contacts so that you can achieve your narcissistic goals.

Further, you also dictated that Senator Barack Obama should never publicly acknowledge my contributions to the success of his campaign.

While, lavishly using my thoughts and ideas to promote the campaign.

If this is not to empower some and enslave the other, what else could it be?

Is it not the kind of “change” in order under your supremacy?

Politics is a dangerous game. You are in no way a “novice.”

You are remarkable at throwing anybody in your path to your destination under the bus, including your mentor, “spiritual guru”,and once a close family friend, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

The other important factor in this historic race is, the Presidential Candidate Barack Obama is not exclusively an African American candidate.

That’s why, if memory serves he had to struggle initially to gain the whole hearted endorsement from the African American population for he was considered not “Black” enough.

A rhetoric used by none other than Michelle Obama during her political rally in San Jose, CA.

The Senator is also biologically and scientifically half “Caucasian” or “Anglo Saxon.”

It is tragic to note that this element is not interpreted forcefully as the mother, Stanley Anne Durham, who carried him in her womb for nine long months and raised him during the pivotal period of his childhood is eliminated from the genetic code.

It is being debated whether or not middle America will conform to the rest of America in this election.

What is forgotten?

It was, the predominantly “White” electorate in Iowa that conveyed the strong message of unity and set the stage for real “transformation” in America.


Senator Barack Obama – Here is a fair question for you.

If you can’t stand up to your controlling and domineering wife Michelle Obama, how are you going to defend this nation against Al Qaida and others?
Michelle Obama, this is democracy and not “Aristocracy,”

With the divine intervention in force, (Is it not the reason for your harassment to seek my endorsement?)

You may be successful in the assassination of character but not “Truth”.

You are challenging destiny.

Try however you may, you will never succeed in your endeavors.

The end justifies the means. That is Karma.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Some more facts to enlighten you about yourself by the concerned voters: Please refer to the “Post Script.”

P.S. Extracts from various websites –, Rock the Truth and many others.

“Michelle Obama is a living witness.

Her February 18 comment that she felt proud of her country for the first time caused a minor scandal, and was hastily qualified. But she meant it, and more.

The video footage of her remarks shows eyes hooded with rage as she declares:

“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country.”

The desperation, frustration and disappointment visible on Michelle Obama’s face are not new to the candidate’s wife; as Steve Sailer, Rod Dreher and other commentators have noted, they were the theme of her undergraduate thesis, on the subject of “blackness” at Princeton University.

No matter what the good intentions of Princeton, which founded her fortunes as a well-paid corporate lawyer, she wrote,

“My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my ‘Blackness’ than ever before.

I have found that at Princeton no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my White professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don’t belong.”

Never underestimate the influence of a wife who bitch-slaps her husband in public.

Early in Obama’s campaign, Michelle Obama could not restrain herself from belittling the senator.

“I have some difficulty reconciling the two images I have of Barack Obama.

There’s Barack Obama the phenomenon. He’s an amazing orator, Harvard Law Review, or whatever it was, law professor, best-selling author, Grammy winner. Pretty amazing, right?

And then there’s the Barack Obama that lives with me in my house, and that guy’s a little less impressive,” she told a fundraiser in February 2007.

“For some reason this guy still can’t manage to put the butter up when he makes toast, secure the bread so that it doesn’t get stale, and his five-year-old is still better at making the bed than he is.” New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd reported at the time,

“She added that the TV version of Barack Obama sounded really interesting and that she’d like to meet him sometime.” Her handlers have convinced her to be more tactful since then.


There is more:

Courtesy: Thank you.

Michelle Obama, Wildly Successful but not good enough

Princeton, Harvard …. the highest standard of living for African Americans anywhere in the world, and it’s not good enough.

Apparently she “found that at Princeton, no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my white professors and classmates try to be toward me,

I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus”.

Someone ought to tell her, everyone feels alienated, a “visitor”.

It’s part of the human condition.

The answer is not further alienation and separatism, but inclusion.

Fighting for rational self interest is the answer not “victimization”.

It certainly does not bode well for American leadership.

There is something terribly wrong with this thinking.

Love America baby, don’t blame America. Great Clarence Thomas, Michael Steele …. these are Black leadership role models.


Michelle Obama thesis was on racial divide Politico hat tip Larwyn:

Michelle Obama’s senior year thesis at Princeton University, obtained from the campaign by Politico, shows a document written by a young woman grappling with a society in which a black Princeton alumnus might only be allowed to remain “on the periphery.”

Read the full thesis here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

“My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my ‘blackness’ than ever before,”

the future Mrs. Obama wrote in her thesis introduction.

“I have found that at Princeton, no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my white professors and classmates try to be toward me,

I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don’t belong.

Regardless of the circumstances underwhich I interact with whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be black first and a student second.”

The thesis, titled “Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community” and written under her maiden name, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, in 1985, has been the subject of much conjecture on the blogosphere and elsewhere in recent weeks, as it has been “temporarily withdrawn” from Princeton’s library until after this year’s presidential election in November.

Some of the material has been written about previously, however, including a story last year in the Newark Star Ledger.

Obama writes that the path she chose by attending Princeton would likely lead to her “further integration and/or assimilation into a white cultural and social structure that will only allow me to remain on the periphery of society; never becoming a full participant.”


More grievances from the concerned voters:

Voters Comments: and live chats in the cyberspace.

Latest from Socialist MO…

“Don’t go into corporate America.

You know, become teachers.

Work for the community.

Be social workers.

Be a nurse.

Those are the careers that we need, and we’re encouraging our young people to do that.

But if you make that choice, as we did, to move out of the money-making industry into the helping industry, then your salaries respond.”

Faced with that reality, she adds, “many of our bright stars are going into corporate law or hedge-fund management.”

What she doesn’t mention is that the helping industry has treated her pretty well.

In 2006, the Chicago Tribune reported that Mrs. Obama’s compensation at the University of Chicago Hospital, where she is a vice president for community affairs, jumped from $121,910 in 2004, just before her husband was elected to the Senate, to $316,962 in 2005, just after he took office.

And that does not count the money Mrs. Obama receives from serving on corporate boards.

She would have been O.K. even without Jack’s magic beans.

Mrs. Obama also bemoaned the amount of money she has to spend — nearly one-third of the median household income in Zanesville — on piano, dance, and other lessons for her two children.

It would be insane to exclude the personal trainer that maintains MO’s “vital statistics” with a wakeup call at 4.00a.m.

She can surely relate to middle class and lower income population in this country.

She is a hypocrite.

She worked for an at profit hospital which actually charged more for the poor than those with coverage , etc.

And she was, maybe still is, on the Board of Directors of Tree House Foods whose CEO made 26milllion while it employs Latinos at low wages and no benefits and that company makes less profit than WalMart which Barrack attacks for it’s labor policy and it’s CEO who made 10.5 million.

And you know about her other blunders about first time she is proud to be an American etc. 3/17 addendum

Michelle Obama’s statement becomes crystal clear in view of recent news about the anti-white,

anti-American sermons preached by Rev Wright, at TUCC, which she attended for some 20 years.

How could she attend this church and be close friends with RevWright and not know what his beliefs are.”