Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Are the Democratic and Republican Parties One and the Same?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 27 April 2012
.Those of you who like to go around saying that there's no difference between the Democratic and Republican Parties should pause a moment to take note. The Republican led United States Supreme Court is ... read more >>
A Message to the Hood
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 22 March 2012
(Knowledge is the Key)Some people take umbrage with my defining myself as a hood rat. They say that by doing so, I'm not only demeaning myself, but I'm also demeaning other Black people in the process. ... read more >>
Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, and Boyce Watkins:
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 29 February 2012
  The Treacherous TrioDuring these dire times it is incumbent upon the Black community to recognize, assess, and correct the historic flaws in our mores that represent the self-hating and destructive ... read more >>
RE: Jay's Jazz Journeys:
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 27 January 2012
Before You Point Your Finger at Fellow Musicians, You Should Smell it FirstI found Jay Jackson's L.A. Jazz.Com review of the open-mic and jam session held at the Industry Café in Culver City, Ca both ... read more >>
An Open Letter to President Obama
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 22 December 2011
PART 1 12-8-11Mr. President:I've been one of your biggest supporters every since you arrived on the political scene. But I must admit, my support of you has become far from unwavering and much less enthusiastic ... read more >>
Ms. Rita Edmond: A Second Glance at Destiny
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 02 December 2011
I'm about to throw you a curve here. I'm sure it's going to strike you as beyond curious that during these dire political times that I would be writing about music. But mark my words, I'm discussing much ... read more >>
President Obama: Respect workers' Rights-
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 18 November 2011
-Emancipate United States Postal WorkersPART IIAs pointed out in Part I of this series, on August 13, 2011, after Carrier Sylvester Burton inadvertently left part of his mail in the station, he alleges ... read more >>
President Obama:
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 31 October 2011
Respect workers' Rights - Emancipate United States Postal WorkersPART IIn a June 9, 2009 speech in Cairo, President Obama told the people of Egypt, " But I do have an unyielding belief that all people ... read more >>
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 02 September 2011
  We Know We're Hurting, Now Tell Us the Truth About WhyThis is a reprise of an article that I did back in December of 2005. At the time, I pretty much predicted what we're going through today. No, I ... read more >>
U.S. Postal Service:
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 29 August 2011
Is the Budget More Important Than Employees Exposed to TB?According to a very reliable source, on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, when the employees showed up for work at the United States Postal Service's Los ... read more >>
The Tavis/West Poverty Pimp Tour
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 18 August 2011
Tavis Smiley and Cornel WestWhy Attack a Sleeping Sentry Before Repelling the Invading Hordes?While Tavis Smiley and Cornel West have the right idea in terms of the need to confront power, it's their motives ... read more >>
Happy 50th Birthday, Mr. President
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 11 August 2011
Happy Birthday, Mr. President,But I've got to be honest, you have me about as hot as fish grease right now I just can't figure out what's going on in your head You go out and give these rousing, voice-quivering ... read more >>
Will The Real President Obama Please, Please Stand up?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 11 August 2011
I've been a steadfast Obama supporter every since the very first day he arrived on the political scene, but I must admit, it hasn't always been easy. First, even as a candidate, he reversed his position ... read more >>
Wattree's Pearls of Limited Wisdom
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 29 July 2011
*The greatest lesson in wisdom, intelligence, and class is the understanding that one doesn't corner the market on any of them*When you choose to live in a fantasy, you're forced to view reality as a myth ... read more >>
Does the West/Obama Controversy Constitute Blacks Airing Dirty Laundry?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 10 June 2011
There are some in the Black community who feel that the controversy ignited after Dr. Cornel West slandered President Obama is counterproductive. Dr. West of Princeton University accused President Obama ... read more >>
The United States Postal Service II:
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 20 May 2011
Criminal Assault on the Middle Class, and the Illusion of American JusticeThousands of people have been following the story of Ms. JoAnn Snow's pursuit of justice within the Los Angeles District of the ... read more >>
The Osama Bin Laden Hoax Theory
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 19 May 2011
There was only one thing more predictable than the Sun was going to rise in the East, and that was the fact that a group of idiots was going to pop up and claim that the Bin Laden killing was a hoax. And ... read more >>
The Democratic Party is Either Asleep at the Switch, Intimidated...
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 28 April 2011
or in Collusion with the Domestic Enemies of America Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the Democratic Party as the party of the people. Its primary mandate became protecting the average American from ... read more >>
President Obama, Cornel West, and Poverty Pimps
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 21 April 2011
Many critics are pointing their finger at President Obama for failing to address various issues in the Black community, but that's not his job. The Black community is going to have to stop sitting around ... read more >>
RE: Why Black Americans Reject the Conservative Movement
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 01 April 2011
Mr. Kuhner,My name is Eric L. Wattree. I'm Black, and I've been a independent voter all of my voting life. I was recently referred to an article that appeared in your publication, written by Tracey L. ... read more >>
Has the GOP Become a Threat to America?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 25 March 2011
The current leadership of the GOP is the most dangerous threat to America in the history of this country. Hyperbole? I wish it were. But the evidence clearly demonstrates that the GOP has mounted a concerted ... read more >>
The GOP Doesn't Want to Govern--They Want to Rule
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 17 March 2011
Just in case anyone missed the title of this piece, allow me to repeat it. "The GOP doesn't want to govern--they want to rule," and anyone with an objective mind should be able to see that. But unfortunately, ... read more >>
A Lesson in Republican Hypocrisy and Distortions
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 11 March 2011
 Is the modern Republican Party really "the party of Lincoln," and responsible for freeing the slaves? I don't think so. But the GOP regularly, routinely, and with a straight face makes that claim. One ... read more >>
A Retrospective Against GOP Revisionism
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 04 March 2011
I hate to base an entire article on an ad hominem, but the GOP is proving to be such an manipulative, disingenuous, and petulent bunch that it's virtually impossible to discuss their machinations without ... read more >>
In President Obama's Own Words, the U.S. Postal Service is Guilty of Human Rights Abuse
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 10 February 2011
 President Obama is undoubtedly a very intelligent man, so I'm sure it wasn't lost on him why he found himself walking on eggshells when the Egyptian people rose up against the corruption and human rights ... read more >>

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