There is a great story out of Montfermeil , France, that is right we do not usually care about anything European. We care even less about anything French. When we see the report of how the French population is clamoring for a chance to cast a ballot for a leader from their own growing visible minorities. This is not only in France but Germany and Britain as well. They see the largely white political structure from the upper class cities running the political system. They are looking for the election of Obama as a ray of hope to their future. The people they interviewed talked about how they have been in France for many years but feel they are outsiders and do not feel French. In France there are 577 seats National Assembly which has only one black lawmaker. In Germany only ten of 612 seat are filled by minorities. These countries are looking at the United States as once again a leader, a beacon of hope for all people. This is kind of story that makes you pump your fist, wave your flag, and makes you remember why we say America is the best country in the world. We may fight left and right, we my segregate between rich and poor, black and white, Yankees and Red Sox but the bottom line is there is no place in the world better than the United States and the rest of the world knows it.
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Back in town and all new friends
They saying how you been?
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