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Monday, April 30, 2007

RF 23 - ACLU Loses in Supreme Ct., Justice Thomas Will Get The Blame

ACLU Loses in Supreme Ct., Justice Thomas Will Get the Blame.

The tragic case involving law enforcement officers ramming a high speed chase driver and causing the 19 year old driver to be paralyzed was heard and ruled upon by the Supreme Court.
The court in a 8 to 1 decision, ruled that the police is not liable, nor could they be sued for pursuing a high speed driver that cause injury. My opinion, good decision, I support it and wish that LAPD and Highway Patrol would have pushed OJ off the 405 Fwy in some deep ditch, but I won't go there.

The case in question is about a 19 year old named Victor Harris, who chose to have cop chase him in high rates of speed, and eventually causing him to be a quadriplegic. Harris and his family sued the police using the ACLU and won his case, in the lower courts. The police petitioned the circuit court, where the case sustained and eventually the matter was heard by the Supreme Court. The Court disagreed and overturned the verdict.

Now what will be lost in this whole thing is that Justice Clarence Thomas, who did not write the opinion, will get most of the criticism from Black America and liberal whites. Why? because Victor Harris was black and according to liberal so called black leaders, Thomas is the "tom-mest of all tom, King of all sell out, and hates himself voted to deny Harris millions of dollars for his actions. They, along with the ACLU, who under a different agenda wanted to the police to just "let the individual go," wanted to paint the law enforcement officers as a bunch of Roscoe and Enos 'necks who just want to play bumper cars and injure people, cause they won't stop, turn the engine off and show their drivers license.

Black leaders, agree with the above statement only to show that the guy in uniform, is a klan member in disquise and this includes black law enforcement officers.

Harris and his family is going to deal with his physical situation, deal with high medical bills and of course someone has got to take care of Harris. Of course, the monies they thought was rightfully awarded, won't be there, but justice is that Harris has got to deal with this his action, the way he wanted it....by himself.

Article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070430/us_nm/usa_police_chase_dc

RF23 Commentaries: Hit Spots

RF 23 Commentaries: Hit Spots:

(LA Times) Old Mike, New Christine - Mike Penner
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-oldmike26apr26,0,588768,full.story?coll=la-home-headlines

My Response: Okay this story came out last week and after hearing some comments about it, I kinda reserved mine. Had to let it stew for a minute or two and see what Tim Hardaway had to say about it. Well now that it has been a few days, I think it's time to hit on this and move on. I don't like it. I don't like the fact that Penner expressed himself in the sports section, the one and only section of the L.A. Times I do read. He ruined it, well okay, she ruined it, screw it! He-shesh contaminated holy sports ground by telling a huge number of readers, who are heterosexual that the paper will have a transgendered individual in it's sports section. Isn't it worse enough we have females reporting on sports. ESPN shoves female sports announcers down our throats for its Thursday College Football Night. They also have a female on it's NBA show. And speaking of females in the NBA, the NBA has a female ref'ing it's games. Men, who love sports have to put up with females reporting or writing about men's sports because of this affirmative action thing. But do we have to put up with a transgendered individual? I say no. As a matter of fact, the times is said to be on in it's death throws, with declining circulation sales and that most readers choose to use the internet. Now that Mike, I mean Christine will be donning the page 2 section of the paper...Consider the times dead.
Now does Penner have a right to work for the times, definitely and no one will cast expersions on it....But on the same measurement, no one should cast expersions on the remaining male readers who refuse to even look at the times.


Israel Report Blast Olmert Over Lebanon War
MSNBC link: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18389634/

My Response: This response should be short and sweet. Olmert didn't need a book to tell him that he screwed up the incident with Hezbollah. Shoot, as a matter of fact, I could have told him in less pages and with no punctuation. Israel should have wiped Hezbollah in it's own excrement and took a rolled up newspaper to them. But no, they played footsies with Hezbollah and gave them a victory over Israel. The summer battle should have skyrocketed the world into WWIII.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Jesse Jackson's Tawana Brawley

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Jesse Jackson's Tawana Brawley

Crystal Gail Mangum: Profile of the Duke Rape Accuser

Some of the details of the Duke University rape case may never be solved, but one thing is startlingly clear: Crystal Gail Mangum, the woman who accused three college lacrosse players of locking her in a bathroom and raping her, has had a very troubled life.
Mangum has been identified by name publicly several times, including by lawyers during press conferences on the case.

According to North Carolina Department of Corrections records, she was born on July 18, 1978, to a truck driver. She grew up the youngest of three children, not far from the house where she claimed she was assaulted in 2006. Durham is a slow-paced Southern town with equally large populations of black and white residents and a history of racial tensions — including those between a wealthy, predominantly white university community and its poorer black neighbors.
In 1993, when she was 14 years old, Mangum claimed to have been kidnapped by three men, driven to a house in Creedmoor, N.C., 15 miles away from Durham, and raped. She said one of the men was her boyfriend at the time, and was a physically and emotionally abusive man seven years older than she was. Creedmoor Police Chief Ted Pollard said Mangum filed a report on the incident in Aug. 18, 1996, three years after the rapes allegedly took place. The case, however, was not pursued, because the accuser backed away from the charges out of fear for her life, according to her relatives.

(To Read More, Click or paste Link)
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,265374,00.html

My response: U sho azz ugly, lol!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

RF23 Commentary: Screw It..Lets Go.

RF23 Commentary: Screw It..Lets Go
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You know what, screw it. Lets pull up tent stakes, roll up sleep gear, put up the cots, clean the deuce and the half and five ton truck and boogie baby. Lets steam clean all the equipment so they can pass inspection to be brought back to the states or continue hold of our European front in what used be called West Germany. Screw it, lets get out of South Korea too, that whole stalemate thing is not good for country, I mean damn it's been going on for over fifty freaking years and we haven't gained an inch in North Korea. We're bogged down on the DMZ, and quite frankly the whole thing is a quagmire. And oh by the way, guys who served in that war, sorry, ties go to the enemy...you lost. I guess it's safe to place blame on the mindset of losing wars and inpersonating the French on the Korean War Vets. They started this losing thing, the guys in Vietnam continued it and now, our guys in Iran and Afghanistan have perfected it. I'm just glad that I was part of the group that hit and run in Iraq the first time around and got a quick victory.

So lets go, lets not waste more time, wasting the lives of our brave men and women. We got to go and go now! Hell why are talking about this, our guys should have been home, yesterday.

A democratic controlled congress and senate has said, party over, we quit, we are losing, oh! wait a minute, not we. They (U.S. Military) are losing. It's time for the Iraqis and few Afghanistanis to fend for themselves. We got Saddam out, mission over, have a nice life.

Hey, to the victors go the spoils. The republicans sat on their asses last year, stabbed each other in the back, Wanna be president - but turncoat McCain was the first to draw back blood, refused to defend themselves and look what happened... So who can be upset with the democrats? They say we gotta go and go now...Then dammit, lets cut bait and bail outta there.

But, but, let me say this, I don't want to see a news report on how the new democratic government in Iraq fell to islamofascist in one short day. I don't want to hear, read or see about the loss of basic civil and human rights lost in Iraq. Hell, if anything resembles what happened in Vietnam after we cut and ran and abandoned South Vietnam. I don't want to hear it.

I don't want to hear democrats or turn coat republicans place blame on President Bush.

So the people of Iraq, sorry, but we Americans are like premature ejaculation. Once in, we gotta pull out quickly. Now excuse me, while I try to purchase a weapon to protect myself for a life that is going to be filled with terrorist attacks, by which we can't even profile the usual body of peoples that have terrorism monopolized. I work near tall buildings and take public transportation to work.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Finally!

Finally a so-called black leader has said something I agree with:

Amnesty for Illegals Called a 'Slap in the Face for Black Americans' (CNSNews.com)

- A civil rights leader has joined with a national workers' group in opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants, saying the proposal is "a slap in the face to black Americans." T. Willard Fair, founder and chairman of Independent Voices for Change and president of the Urban League of Greater Miami Inc., has teamed up with the Coalition for the Future American Worker in an ad campaign against plans to give amnesty to illegal aliens and to import low-skilled immigrants. "Once again, nobody is looking out for Black America," Fair said. "Low skilled Black Americans are some of the most vulnerable members of our society, and they must be made whole before there is any discussion of amnesty or guest worker programs," he said. "Congress needs to wake up and put the interests of American citizens before the interests of citizens of other countries," added Fair. According to the ad, statistics from the National Bureau of Economic Research concludes that 40 percent of the decline in employment among black men is due to the hiring of low-skilled foreign workers. The ad campaign will run in major newspapers, trade publications and magazines in the upcoming months.

Coulter: Let's Make America a Sad Free Zone!

Coulter: Let's Make America a 'Sad-Free Zone'!

Article Quote: "Only one policy has ever been shown to deter mass murder: concealed-carry laws. In a comprehensive study of all public, multiple-shooting incidents in America between 1977 and 1999, the inestimable economists John Lott and Bill Landes found that concealed-carry laws were the only laws that had any beneficial effect.
And the effect was not insignificant. States that allowed citizens to carry concealed handguns reduced multiple-shooting attacks by 60 percent and reduced the death and injury from these attacks by nearly 80 percent.
Apparently, even crazy people prefer targets that can't shoot back."

Article: http://www.townhall.com/columnists/column.aspx?UrlTitle=lets_make_america_a_sad-free_zone!&ns=AnnCoulter&dt=04/18/2007&page=full&comments=true

Monday, April 16, 2007

Hey, Where The Black People At?

Courtesy: www.sfgate.com

Editorial
Tasked with turning the tide

Editorial Quote: Demographers have also noted that the African Americans who move out of San Francisco tend to be more upwardly mobile -- so that the few black residents who are left constitute a poorer underclass. Certainly the isolation of these residents -- about one-third of San Francisco's African-American population lives in the Bayview district, which is so separate from the rest of the city that it resembles a South African township -- underscores San Francisco's uneasy feelings toward them.

Editorial Column: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2007/04/15/EDGTLOSDR81.DTL

Sharpton: Never To Be Forgotten

Since Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson has taken the position of enforcing the Country's moral divide and also be judge and jury. I think it would be only right to "remind" those of you, who nod their heads to their hypocritical beat, of Al Sharpton's moral compass.

Hat Tip: www.michellemalkin.com

Factor highlights--and the real Al Sharpton
By Michelle Malkin · April 14, 2007 11:52 AM

Video from last night's show here.
I think I was about to hurl when Geraldo called Al Sharpton a "great man" and one of the nation's top "civil rights" leaders. You can hear me mutter "whose civil rights?" Certainly not the rights of innocent prosecutor Steve Pagones, who was truly scarred for life by the lying, conniving Sharpton machine. Jeff Jacoby summarizes Sharpton's "great" record:

1987: Sharpton spreads the incendiary Tawana Brawley hoax, insisting heatedly that a 15-year-old black girl was abducted, raped, and smeared with feces by a group of white men. He singles out Steve Pagones, a young prosecutor. Pagones is wholly innocent -- the crime never occurred -- but Sharpton taunts him: "If we're lying, sue us, so we can . . . prove you did it." Pagones does sue, and eventually wins a $345,000 verdict for defamation. To this day, Sharpton refuses to recant his unspeakable slander or to apologize for his role in the odious affair.

1991: A Hasidic Jewish driver in Brooklyn's Crown Heights section accidentally kills Gavin Cato, a 7-year-old black child, and antisemitic riots erupt. Sharpton races to pour gasoline on the fire. At Gavin's funeral he rails against the "diamond merchants" -- code for Jews -- with "the blood of innocent babies" on their hands. He mobilizes hundreds of demonstrators to march through the Jewish neighborhood, chanting, "No justice, no peace." A rabbinical student, Yankel Rosenbaum, is surrounded by a mob shouting "Kill the Jews!" and stabbed to death.


1995: When the United House of Prayer, a large black landlord in Harlem, raises the rent on Freddy's Fashion Mart, Freddy's white Jewish owner is forced to raise the rent on his subtenant, a black-owned music store. A landlord-tenant dispute ensues; Sharpton uses it to incite racial hatred. "We will not stand by," he warns malignantly, "and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business." Sharpton's National Action Network sets up picket lines; customers going into Freddy's are spat on and cursed as "traitors" and "Uncle Toms." Some protesters shout, "Burn down the Jew store!" and simulate striking a match. "We're going to see that this cracker suffers," says Sharpton's colleague Morris Powell. On Dec. 8, one of the protesters bursts into Freddy's, shoots four employees point-blank, then sets the store on fire. Seven employees die in the inferno.


If Sharpton were a white skinhead, he would be a political leper, spurned everywhere but the fringe. But far from being spurned, he is shown much deference. Democrats embrace him. Politicians court him. And journalists report on his comings and goings while politely sidestepping his career as a hatemongering racial hustler.

Issue: Black Women's Attitudes Toward Safe Sex Practices Deadly.

Denial infects the Delta Study: Black women's attitudes toward safe-sex practices deadly

Article Quote: "You don't have to be in the closet. Silence will kill you."

Article: http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070415/FEAT05/704150330


My Take: This is absolutely amazing, but at the same time, just plain sad. Evidently HIV/AIDs is not getting out or it's being ignored. I'm going with the latter.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Jason Whitlock Message and Stuart Scott, Well. He's BoJangling

Jason Whitlock: http://sports.aol.com/whitlock/_a/time-for-jackson-sharpton-to-step-down/20070411111509990001

ESPN's Stuart Scott's Ignorant Take on the word "HO" and "Bitch"

http://www.aolsportsblog.com/2007/04/12/stuart-scott-says-calling-a-woman-a-ho-is-affectionate/

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Gregory Kane: A Foot In His Mouth and No Clue In His Head

A Foot In His Mouth and No Clue In His Head
Gregory Kane: Baltimore Sun
www.baltimoresun.com

Article Quote: "See Don, if you'd hollered at a brother, he could have told you to put the kibosh on that kind of talk, and not just for the racial slight. I've seen black women hand out beat-downs just for being called "nappy-headed." I've seen black women hand out beat-downs just for being called "hos." But to combine the two?"

Article: Dear Don Imus:
So how's that suspension working for ya, buddy?
You know, Don, you really ought to, as the current slang expression goes, "holla at a brother" sometimes. And I don't necessarily mean me. Any brother would do. You need to stay in the loop when it comes to black folks.
Read More: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.kane11apr11,0,3477926.column

Whitlock: Imus Isn't The Real Bad Guy

Imus Isn't The Real Bad Guy
"Instead of wasting time on irrelevant shock jock, black leaders need to be fighting a growing gangster culture"

Article Quote: "It is us. At this time, we are our own worst enemies. We have allowed our youths to buy into a culture (hip hop) that has been perverted, corrupted and overtaken by prison culture. The music, attitude and behavior expressed in this culture is anti-black, anti-education, demeaning, self-destructive, pro-drug dealing and violent." - Jason Whitlock, Kansas City Star
Article:

http://www.kansascity.com/182/story/66339.html

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The NFL Finally Gets It Right...

While the country is being ripped in regard to what discipline if any, should happen to Don Imus. The NFL cut through all that rigamonroe and just put the smack down on two of it's players. Titan's defensive back, Pac-man Jones and Bengals wide receiver, Chris Henry received hefty suspensions for their off the field incidents. Please place emphasis on the word, "Incidents," cause each player has had numerous visitations in their respective city's police department. In Jones' part, he made a visit to the Las Vegas Police Department to answer questions in regard to how a bouncer at a strip club ended up paralyzed from what some witnesses say, that Jones was the instigator of the incident. For those out of loop, During NBA All Star Weekend, Jones was at strip club and did something called, "making it rain." It's an act done by visitor, in which he throws a huge amount of cash on the stripper's platform. In turn the stripper continues to perform her act, but this time, and unknowingly of the term, the stripper thought she hit the jackpot and picked up the money. Being insulted and infuriated, Jones yelled some expletives, similiar to what Don Imus is being suspended for and a fight, well, who are we fooling, someone ran to the car and got their gun and shot up the place. That someone was in Jones group. That last incident was the latest and probably not the last incident for Jones, so for this action and past incidents in which Jones was either involved with or by himself, the NFL told Pac Man to take the year off and while off perform some duties not involving himself, a police-officer, a orange jumpsuit, a judge or a defense lawyer. But positive things to get himself together. Now can he? I hope so, he's a young player and undoubtedly has some growing up to do. Unfortunately, he won't do it on the football field.

Next individual to be handed a "sit out" card, was wide receiver, Chris Henry. Henry has been arrested 14 times! ranging from driving without a license to assault. This young man has been told sit out for 8 games, which I disagree with. He should sit out for at least two years. Which brings me to this, Dolphins running back Ricky Williams was suspended for a whole year for breaking league drug rules. This was after he served a four game suspension for the same infraction. So multiple infractions, ahhhh I believe three for Williams equals a total of twenty games. Then why not hit Jones and Henry with two or three year suspensions or outright banishment?

The NFL commissioner was right, "It's a privilege to play in the NFL..Not a right"

Article: http://nfl.com/news/story/10119161


Team Reaction:

Tennessee Titans -


Statement From Titans Owner Bud Adams on Jones Suspension:

Statement quote: "Unfortunately this decision does not end our deliberations about this player for our team. We will need assurances from the player on a number of issues before we are comfortable having him return to the team. Until we see a change in behavior through his actions and until he shows the ability to avoid controversy off the field, we will move forward with the possibility that he may not return to this team."

Full Statement: http://www.titansonline.com/news/newsmain_detail.php?PRKey=4698


Cinncinati Bengals:

Team Reaction/Comments: “We support the Commissioner’s ruling, and while we regret the circumstances that called for it, it’s good for both Chris and the Bengals to have the matter resolved. Our team will move forward, and now it is up to Chris to acquire a more mature understanding of his responsibilities as a player for the Bengals and a representative of the NFL.”

Marvin Lewis, Head Coach

Monday, April 09, 2007

Gregory Kane:

Black Hip Hop: Cooning?

http://www.blackamericaweb.com/site.aspx/sayitloud/kane405

Article Quote: Juan Williams, author of "Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America - and What We Can Do About It," devoted an entire chapter in his book to the detrimental effects of rap and told me in an interview that today’s crop of black rappers perpetuate worse stereotypes of black people than all the Hollywood films of the 1950s, ‘40s and even the ‘30s.
On the World Wrestling Entertainment show, "Raw," there is a new black tag team duo that enters the arena wearing baggy pants, gold chains and "grillz" in their teeth. They bop in to rap music and flash gang signs. In one episode, goofy white kids mimicked the signs. The black folks in the arena stood with dazed looks on their faces as if saying "What in the HELL is this?"
The name of the black tag team? Cryme Time.
Where are the Black Thought Police when we need them? You know the folks I’m talking about. The ones who’ve appointed themselves guardians of the precious racial image. The same ones who are ready to drum people like Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice out of the race for the offense of thinking unbecoming of black folks.

RF23 - Gotta Go Sometimes....No Really

Gotta Go Sometimes.....No Really.

With Easter being yesterday, I kinda struggled with the decision to attend services and hear the preacher preach off his annual easter sunday sermon. Now I'm not quipping on preachers, the blog entry ain't about that. It's about you, me, hell the individual. Now like I said, I kinda of struggled with the decison to get up and go to church, but there was a slight problem. My big backside hadn't step foot in church since the week before last football season. And football season ain't excuse for failing to get up and go to church.

But come on, we gotta go sometimes.

So while deciding if I should go or not, and you can bet that "not going" was winning the debate. As a matter of fact, it won hands down...But hey..

We gotta go sometimes.


So this week's reason is because like I stated earlier, a church hasn't seen me since the week before football season, and in all that time, my wife had joined the church, friends of mine have gone back repeatedly, but me? I might have to stand up or raise my hand as a visitor if and when I go back. But hey...

Gotta go sometimes.

Now let me get back to Easter Sunday, I'm trying to 'xpress myself here. Now the reason why I chose not to go, is because, like I said the church hadn't seen me since, the week before, I know I said it! but I have too!, the week before the NFL season. And contrary to popular opinion, I'm not looking forward to going to hell in gas soaked drawers. Who is?, except a mother plucker, who is straight up evil...I know some of my friends and family don't think I'm that evil.

Do they? but hey!

Gotta go sometimes.

Now look I'm trying to get to my point here, and I keep going off point here...The reason why I didn't go to church on Sunday is because, like I said, you know the football season thing, and that's a sorry excuse for failing to fellowship and hear the word from someone who has studied it longer than I. Okay, that was wrong, and I said I wasn't going to quip on the preachers. Of course the preacher has studied the word longer than I, but in reality, should a preacher know more than you or I. And what makes him or her more special than me. I know God loves us all equally. And I didn't need a preacher to tell me that, shoot, before we even steppped foot or was allowed to sit in the big people church. Our Sunday school teacher, had a song in which every young'un knows besides "twinkle twinkle little star" and that's "jesus loves me." But hey.

We gotta go sometimes.

So again the reason why I didn't go to easter services is because, ya'll remember that football season thing and me not being there since the week before opening kick off and all. You know I loves the lord, I pray in the morning when I wake up, I pray to give thanks for use of hands, arms, legs and for getting me to a job to make some money. I realize that some folk don't have that. You see I can't complain about the things I don't have...All I can do pray and give thanks for the things I do have. but you know eventually

We gotta go sometimes.


So this weekend was easter, and I decided not to attend services this weekend because, my big backside was last seen on a carton of religious milk. And I think it's disservice and disrespectful to God and the folks who get up and go to church regardless how tired, how early and in some case how hung over. but you know what?

Gotta go sometimes.

If Imus Needs To Step Down...What About Sharpton?

If Imus needs to step down, well what about, lets say, Sharpton:
J.Lewis/RF23: www.keepingitright.blogspot.com

You know I get sick and tired of hearing so called black leaders, wait a minute, self elected black leaders demand that someone be fired or step down for saying derogatory, insensitive or what they perceive are racist remarks. Last week after the Tennesee / Rutgers NCAA Womens Championship. Radio host and I guess shock jock, Don Imus, made remarks in regard to the Rutger's team. He along with his co-host, called the women, "nappy headed ho's." His co-host went a step further, and callled them "Jiggaboo's." Read More:

http://www2.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=21596711

Now were the remarks uncalled for? Yes, Insensitive? yes. Racial, yes. Did he or his co-host have the right to say it? damn skippy. Just like a percentage of people who agreed with Tim Hardaway, when he said he hated gay people. Now the insults were wrong, but good luck in trying to get damages in a court room. That's why feminest/race ambulance chaser Gloria Allred, wanted to sit down with Michael Richards to get some type of damages when he went on his racial tirade after being heckled by black audience members.

But if Imus, Hardaway and Richards are to be banned, what about Al Sharpton? Here's a guy, who went on the talk show circuit, making a name for himself by claiming that Tawana Brawley was raped. And when that was found to be not true, Sharpton was sucessfully sued for defamation of character. Tawana Brawley not enough? what about the calls anti semetic remarks about Jews. Mel Gibson in a drunken stupor says something and he's ostracized for it. More recently, former NBA star, Michael Ray Richardson made remarks in which he thought were complimentary towards jews and he's out of a job.

It makes one wonder if John Gotti gave Al some tips on being made of teflon. Nothing sticks to this guy. Yet, Imus, Richards, Hardaway and Gibson has to get on both knees and beg Sharpton for forgiveness.

That's some bull.

Sharpton / Imus Interview: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17999196/?GT1=9246

Sharpton's remarks: http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110004192

Quotable: Do As We Say. Not As We Do

Quotable: ""When the Clintons came to Washington, D.C. in 1993, they could choose any public school for Chelsea. Being responsible parents of means, Bill and Hillary Clinton sent her instead to the elite private Sidwell Friends School. Two years later Mr. Clinton vetoed a bill that would have allowed low-income D.C. parents to use public funds to send their children to private schools. (A subsequent version of that program was signed into law by George W. Bush.) And today presidential candidate Mrs. Clinton continues to stridently oppose school choice....John Edwards, Mr. Populist, decries that 'America has two school systems -- one for the affluent and one for everyone else.' He should know. When he joined the U.S. Senate he sent his children to a religious school because, according to USA Today, the D.C. 'public schools are deeply troubled.' Mr. Edwards, however, opposes private school choice for low-income families on the curious grounds that this would 'drain resources' from public schools. By such logic Mr. Edwards himself 'drained' approximately $132,000 from the D.C. public schools.....There is only one Democratic aspirant who sent his children exclusively to public schools, and he was also the only one who signed a school choice bill into law in his own state: former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, who withdrew from the race when his candidacy failed to gain traction. And there is only one candidate -- Sen. Joe Biden -- who has both sent his children to private school and supported school choice for others. The mystery man is Sen. Barack Obama, who sends his child to a private school in Chicago yet once referred to school vouchers as 'social Darwinism.'"

— Clint Bolick, conservative commentator

Friday, April 06, 2007

Washpo: Pelosi's Foolish Shuttle Diplomacy

Nancy Pelosi's foolish shuttle diplomacy
Thursday, April 5, 2007; A16


HOUSE SPEAKER Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) offered an excellent demonstration yesterday of why members of Congress should not attempt to supplant the secretary of state when traveling abroad. After a meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, Ms. Pelosi announced that she had delivered a message from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that "Israel was ready to engage in peace talks" with Syria. What's more, she added, Mr. Assad was ready to "resume the peace process" as well. Having announced this seeming diplomatic breakthrough, Ms. Pelosi suggested that her Kissingerian shuttle diplomacy was just getting started. "We expressed our interest in using our good offices in promoting peace between Israel and Syria," she said.


Read More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/04/AR2007040402306_pf.html

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Did You Hear The One About....

Did You Hear The One About The Murder Defendant and the...California Death Penalty

Unlike Texas and Florida, California has become the butt of a few jokes in regard to it's death penalty rate. This week in the City of Norwalk, CA, a jury found a reputed gang member guilty of killing a Los Angeles Sheriffs Deputy and sentenced him to death. Well, being that this is the state of California, the defendant did something that other juries may have seen lately, when the verdict of guilt and death is in the same sentence. He laughed. Now if this doesn't tell you about the state of the death penalty in California, I don't what to tell you. When you have a defendant sit stoically all through the trial and receive a guilty verdict, laugh! damn either he's a cool blooded killer or the punch line of the death penalty was that funny. To be honest, I can't blame him, Hell I think the death penalty in this state is joke. And when some condemned killer is finally up for the needle, some twenty or twenty five years after the verdict, the death penalty process goes from joke to circus atmosphere. Somehow the argument that the family and the state should just let the person live makes sense. Hell, he or she has been on the state's dime for that long, why the hell not. So when this defendant's number comes up in 2027 or 2030, I"m sure he'll still be laughing but this time he'll be laughing at the State trying to kill him and the media putting the victim's family on his guilty trip.


Deputy Killer Articles: Props to the L.A. Times for their in depth reporting on this. No wonder no one buys your paper.
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_5588275

Darryl Stingly Dead.

Former NFL player Stingley dies at 55

CHICAGO (AP) - Former New England Patriots' receiver Darryl Stingley, who was paralyzed after a hard hit during an NFL exhibition game nearly 30 years ago, has died. He was 55.
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"I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault." - Jack Tatum, "They Call Me Assassin"

Damn.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Will's World

Remember this the next time, Will Smith claims there is racism in his world. If you all would remember that Smith was overseas promoting "Ali" and said that racism is still holding people back...including him. Now it seems that racism in America and abroad has let slip $4 Billion, thats B. for billion dollars in the name of racism towards Will Smith.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17888452/site/newsweek/

Eddie Robinson Dies at 88

The following statement was made by ESPN2's Columnist, LZ Granderson. I concur.

"When I heard that Eddie Robinson had died, I immediately thought about the meeting NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had on Tuesday with Pacman Jones and Chris Henry. Coach Robinson, the man responsible for sending so many black men to the NFL, died on the same day the league was forced to confront two black athletes for acting like fools. And make no mistake, this proposed lifetime ban is a direct result of the rash of lawlessness by black NFL players.
Call me an Uncle Tom for saying that if you want. But the fact is, one by one the great faces of the civil rights movement are passing on, and too many of us in high-profile positions are dishonoring their efforts with our recklessness. We used to march hand in hand for the good of the community. Now some of our strongest hands are busy grabbing dollars, guns, car keys and the backsides of strippers.
Coach Robinson said he tried to coach each player as if he wanted him to marry his daughter. That means he spent nearly 60 years of his life teaching black men to live their lives with honor and integrity. I can't help but wonder if he left this Earth with a broken heart."

LZ Granderson







Coaching icon Eddie Robinson dies at 88
Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.
By Marty Mulè
Staff writer

Coaching icon Eddie Robinson, the architect of a black college football empire at Grambling State University, and the first man credited with 400 victories in the sport, died shortly before midnight Tuesday. He was 88.

Robinson coached at Grambling, a small, rural, predominantly African-American north Louisiana school, for six decades, a span in which the Tigers recorded 408 victories, most amassed by any coach at the time of his retirement in 1997. His record has since been surpassed by John Gagliadi of St. John’s of Minnesota, though Robinson’s 408-165-15 (a .707 victory percentage) remains second in the history of the sport.

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Miami Herald: 'Our Young Men Are Dying'

'Our young men are dying'
Miami Herald: Andrea Robinson

Dwight Jackson longs for those days 30 years ago when young black men settled their disputes the old-fashioned way: with loud trash talk and occasional fisticuffs. When the dust- ups were over, the combatants walked away and went home: (Click or Read More: http://www.miamiherald.com/540/story/58517.html

Article Quote: ''Inner-city [boys] are being killed over silly stuff . . . built on hate and envy,''