Lebron Leaving Miami

So I get the call, it’s my Aunt on the other line. She is a bigger Heat fan than me and I recall the words that she utterd. “Tito, he is going back to Cleveland.” At first, I wanted to believe she said “He did it again to Cleveland”, but knew those were not the words I heard. So after 4 years King James decided to go home. P Diddy “I’m coming home song” started to play in my head. At first I was upset, but how could I be. The man missed home and wanted to go back. I mean when my military service ended, I decided to go home. I had plenty of friends in Colorado and would have liked to stay. But I know home is where my heart was. So good luck LB, you gave us 4 great years for Final nail biters. Just remember us #HeatLifers will miss you, but will not be rooting for you to win. We only root for the...

My Letter to Congressman Diaz-Balart

Dear Congressman Diaz-Balart, While I consider myself a Democrat, however, I have always voted for you and Marco Rubio, whenever your names have been on my ballots. This is because I believe it’s important to have Latin representation in Congress and Senate. I have always considered you an outstanding pillar of the Latin community. Lately, however, I feel like we are being let down by you and Marco. With the government shutdown and no immigration reform being passed, it feels like our Latin representatives in Congress and the Senate have forgotten their roots. They have forgotten that most of us came to this country as immigrants or from immigrant parents. Forgotten that early on – our parents depended on government programs to help get us through, while we laid down a foundation that would allow us to stand up for ourselves and live the American dream. The letter is to kindly request that you please as Speak Boehner to please bring a clean funding bill to a vote on the floor. Let democracy decide whether a clean bill will be allowed to pass. Don’t let the Tea Party decide what’s best for the country and hurt innocent citizens trying to work. While not perfect, I believe the AHA in the long run will be a good thing for this country. Will there be issues? Of course, but that is what happens with unknowns. You figure out the issues and fix them as you go along. That’s how America was built, no one knew the result, but the people pushed forward to make it better to make us the great...

George Zimmerman Trial Thoughts

For the past two weeks, I’ve been following the George Zimmerman trial and my feelings of guilty and not guilty have been on a roller coaster ride. Before the trial started, I, like many others thought he was guilty of following and provoking the attack , which led to  Trayvon Martin’s shooting. When listening to the testimony from Trayvon’s friend,Rachel Jeantel, it furthered my belief that Zimmerman had stalked Trayvon and caused the confrontation. While many had a hard time understanding Jeantel, I understood her perfectly well. Maybe because I was raised and went to school in Miami Gardens. I totally understood her testimony and I don’t consider myself uneducated. I found her testimony to be totally credible. So she lied, so she would not have to go to the funeral. I’ve seen people not go to the funeral of someone they knew, because it made them feel uncomfortable. When she said “creepy ass cracker” I nearly fell out of my chair laughing. She had no idea that cracker was derogatory term. She could have padded her testimony with lies  to favor the prosecution’s case, but instead she just said what she thought she heard that night on the phone. If her testimony is true, it proves Zimmerman started the confrontation and Trayvon did what any other kid from Miami Gardens would do, and that is defend himself.  However, even after hearing the rest of the prosecutions case, I still had some doubts that maybe Trayvon did attack Zimmerman first. Now to look at the other side. Listening to the defense’s explanation, I could see a scenario where Zimmerman was curious...

Getting Motivated – Even when you don’t want to

All of us go through a slump, even those of us that know we need to be motivated. Every once in a while, life just doesn’t seem to be moving fast enough to reach our goals, so we hit the breaks and try to reason why it’s taking so long.

Gun Control Conversation

[View the story “Gun Control” on Storify] Gun Control Many people believe that we do not need can control. However, with so many shootings over the last two years we all must admit some form of gun control is needed. The problem is people think that because they have a gun they are protected. Storified by · Thu, Jan 17 2013 15:05:35 Instead what ends up happening is the gun they purchased for protection is used instead to commit a murder. Having a gun in your house means a household member is 43 times more likely to be shot. It  also means you’re more likely to use a gun in a confrontation. instead of having a screaming match, the confrontation escalates to a shooting. Think about Robert Zimmerman if he had not had a gun he would probably not have have confronted Trevon Martin.  So America must wake up and start discussing how to create balanced gun-control  laws. While no gun laws are perfect we have to stop thinking more guns will  prevent more gun violence. gun advocates suggest that guns are needed to protect themselves but they don’t realize that not having gun-control laws puts more guns in bad people’s hands. so it’s a never-ending cycle. Bad guys get more guns, good guys get more guns to protect themselves, more shootings and more murders are committed by bad guys and  good guys. Today I read an excellent article by David Frum from CNN, which is titled “America’s gun control problem is not a race”. America’s gun problem is not a race problemEditor’s note: David Frum, a CNN contributor, is a contributing editor at Newsweek...

Obama Wins Re-Election! But Who Is Really Trying to Take Freedoms Away!

I can’t believe some of the nonsense coming out of some people’s mouth today. People I respect and trust are saying some of the most outrages things because Obama was re-elected. Moreover, some of the things they are saying are not only outrages, they are hurtful and hateful. These are the same people talking about how the government is taking away their freedoms. However, that’s exactly what these people want to do to the rest of the country that does not believe in their way of thinking. – They want to take gays rights to love and marriage, because they don’t believe gay people are born gay. – They want latinos stopped and checked for ID because all immigrants are illegals and don’t deserve privacy. – They call women – feminist nazi’s – because women want equal pay and freedom of choice. – They don’t want Muslims in our country because they are not Christian – taking away their rights to freedom of religion. – They call people a socialist or communist for wanting to care for the poor and needy, never mind that’s what the Bible says we should do. Anyone, believing those things above really needs to ask themselves what are they really afraid of – because it’s thoughts like that prevent our country from moving forward. I, like everyone in our country, understand that we are at a crossroad and that certain things have to change to make our economy stronger again. That is congress’s job to work with the President to find a compromise on the budget. It’s not solely on the President’s shoulders, and...

Never Give Up – Your Dream is Worth It

Like many out there with dreams, I often find myself at some point or another questioning if it’s all worth it. I mean – if you are trying to start a business and obstacles are always in your way, then it won’t belong before you start to doubt yourself. And here is what separates the winners from the pretenders. ( Notice I didn’t say winners from losers. Losers never try. A pretender is someone that wants to achieve success, but gets easily discouraged or tells himself it’s not possible.) Anyways, back to what I was referring to being a winner. A winners knows there will be obstacles and failures along the way, but they don’t get discouraged. They use that opportunity to learn from their mistake or problem and change their approach to solve the problem or overcome their obstacle. In business you cannot assume, you have to be sure and execute your plan. If you fail then try a new approach and keep trying until you succeed. Try to see if others can help and leverage their experience to solve your problems. Don’t be afraid to ask. You’ll be surprised how many people want to genuinely help you.  Until  next...

Colorado “Batman” Movie Shooting

I used to live in Aurora, Co in the early 90’s. So when I heard about the shooting that occurred there on Friday midnight, it brought back memories of days I lived there.

I agree, Congress needs to find a way for Second Amendment and Gun Control to go hand in hand.