Sunday, March 30, 2008

Whassup with the Remy Ma and Lil' Kim Beef?

Found on youtube: Lil'Kim live at Shade45 with DJ Whoo Kid speaks on beef with Remy Ma--


Found on youtube: Comedy interlude on that issue and a few others--

Friday, March 28, 2008

Michael Baisden's Show off the Air in Los Angeles?


Well, I knew that something like this would happen. I am an avid Michael Baisden Show listener. A couple of days ago, the Bad Boy was sent a memo while on air asking him not to discuss the violence going on in Los Angeles.

I live in the Chicago listening area and was puzzled about said violence. Apparently, there is violence connected to the shooting of a high school football player who was murdered steps from his home in L.A. by an illegal Mexican immigrant recently released from jail. Apparently, Mr. Baisden was going to discuss it on his show that day and was asked not to do so by station managers and or producers. The Los Angeles radio station that carries his nationwide syndicated show threatened to take him off of the air in L.A. if he discussed the violence that has ensued there behind the senseless killing of yet another promising Black youth.

The Bad Boy was flabbergasted that he would be asked not to reach out to the community in which he too lives.
Yesterday it was announced that the station in L.A. was being sold and they would not keep his show on the air for whatever reason.
This is a travesty. How can that station's owners deprive all of L.A. of Michael Baisden? Every black person with ears listens to this man and some whites and Hispanics and everybody!
Why attack the messenger?

Michael Baisden is a very popular afternoon drive time radio talk show host. He is a connection between all of us in this country who want to be involved in our community.

But naw--not talking about things like single parenting, race relations, male/female relations, personal finance is best for L.A.
Why not take Rush Limbaugh off of the air? I don't listen to him nor do I think what he says is important. He is divisive and should be investigated by the FBI for interfering in the US Election process. However, to my knowledge he can keep spreading his typhoid across the airwaves unchecked.

I hope the people of Los Angeles stand up for Michael Baisden and his show--and in effect, themselves. They should sound off to the new owners and ask for a reversal of the decision to end the Bad Boy's show.
Mike also said that listeners who want to stay in touch should go to MingleCity.com and sign up for the newsletter.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Barack Obama N.Y. Economic Speech video

I blinked and it was over. I switched from channel to channel and no one was there. By the time I got to sit at my desk to stream Dem. Presidential Candidate Barack Obama's speech on the economy, he was wrapping it up and saying good day folks.

Well, there was breakfast to make and waiting for the computer to boot up just to get the stream, but it wasn't like last time.

Obama was on every channel and there was lengthy commentary afterward. Matter of fact there was more chatter about Rev. Wright during Obama's economic speech than any commentary on the speech itself.
Once again I had to scourge the 'net to find out what was said.
However, behind the speech about repairing the economy, of course Fox, msnbc and the crew were still talking about race and Jeremiah Wright.

The economic plan Sen. Obama talked about was stumped by racist news politics. Most of these people aren't Obama supporters and aren't going to vote for him so why should Obama and his supporters care. Like Rev. Wright or not.

Does Rush Limbaugh care about how a black democrat feels about stuff--or anyone in the GOP? No, they don't. They don't even seem to care about the poor and jobless who still want to cling to so-called conservative GOP values--the folk in their own party.

So, why should Sen. Obama care about a racist that has no plan to cast a vote in his favor? No one is going to appease the racist news poltical commentator ever again.

Anyway, I'm still looking for that video. Okay I found the video.

Who Wants Milk?

Wal-Mart Offers Private Label Milk Produced Without Artificial Growth Hormone

Suppliers pledge to provide milk from cows not treated with rbST

BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wal-Mart announced today that its Great Value milk is now being sourced exclusively from cows that have not been treated with artificial growth hormones like recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST). Sam's Club is also exclusively offering milk selections from suppliers that have pledged not to treat cows with rbST.

While the FDA has stated that milk from cows treated with rbST poses no risk to human health, many Wal-Mart customers have expressed a desire for milk choices. Today's announcement is evidence that Wal-Mart is committed to keeping its product selection in line with what customers expect to find when shopping its stores.

"We value our customers' opinions and understand how important variety is in all aspects of the business," said Pam Kohn, senior vice president, general merchandise manager, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. "We've listened to customers and are pleased that our suppliers are helping us offer Great Value milk from cows that are not treated with rbST."

Wal-Mart's entire dairy selection -- including organic and conventional offerings -- meets USDA and FDA standards. Suppliers of the company's Great Value milk have pledged to source exclusively from cows that have not been treated with artificial growth hormones.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

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"Most dangerous and effective Negro leader in the country..."

CNN Special

Hoping to prove that Martin Luther King, Jr., was under the influence of Communists, the FBI kept the civil rights leader under constant surveillance.

The agency's hidden tape recorders turned up almost nothing about communism.

But they did reveal embarrassing details about King's sex life -- details the FBI was able to use against him.

Hot Tranny Mess: Man pregnant with baby girl

Story found on MediaTakeOut.com
March 26, 2008. (AP) An Oregon man who used to be a woman says he is pregnant with a baby girl.
Thomas Beatie's first-person story appears in a recent issue of The Advocate, a Los Angeles-based newsmagazine for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people.

Monday, March 24, 2008

What I learned on Easter

Based on a general, non-denominational, non-interpretive, reading of the text of Jeremiah 31:31-34, the following points are discernible:

The New Covenant is established by God himself.[2]
The New Covenant is made with the "house of Israel" and the "house of Judah".[3]
The New Covenant is not like the broken covenant made with Moses at Mount Sinai.
Unlike the broken covenant (Jer 11), the New Covenant is kept by its members.[4]
Characteristics of the members of the New Covenant:[5]
The law of God is written in their thinking and their affections.
The LORD, i.e. YHVH, will be their God, and they will be his people.[6]
Every single member of the New Covenant "knows the LORD" in an intimate way.[7]
The sins of the members of the New Covenant are forgiven by God, and will never be recalled.

The New Covenant is accomplished by the pouring of the Spirit on man. The Law of God can be carved in human mind through the Spirit (Ezekiel 36:26-27). The result of the New Covenant is the gift of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). The requirement of the Law can be fulfilled according to the Spirit (Romans 8:4).

About Easter
According to the eighth-century theologian the Venerable Bede (who came up with the dating system of AD and BC), Easter is named for Eostre, an Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring. She is associated with the egg and with the hare, both symbols of procreation that have been enduringly incorporated by the church in the form of Easter eggs and the Easter bunny who brings them.


John the Evangelist recorded Jesus as saying:

Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. — John 18:36 KJV

Luke the Evangelist recorded Jesus as saying:

And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. — Luke 17:20-21 KJV


*Click on the title link and go to the page for a more complete Easter Bible Study*
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15:1-14 They bound Christ. It is good for us often to remember the bonds of the Lord Jesus, as bound with him who was bound for us. By delivering up the King, they, in effect, delivered up the kingdom of God, which was, therefore, as by their own consent, taken from them, and given to another nation. Christ gave Pilate a direct answer, but would not answer the witnesses, because the things they alleged were known to be false, even Pilate himself was convinced they were so. Pilate thought that he might appeal from the priests to the people, and that they would deliver Jesus out of the priests' hands. But they were more and more urged by the priests, and cried, Crucify him! Crucify him! Let us judge of persons and things by their merits, and the standard of God's word, and not by common report. The thought that no one ever was so shamefully treated, as the only perfectly wise, holy, and excellent Person that ever appeared on earth, leads the serious mind to strong views of man's wickedness and enmity to God. Let us more and more abhor the evil dispositions which marked the conduct of these persecutors.
15:15-21 Christ met death in its greatest terror. It was the death of the vilest malefactors. Thus the cross and the shame are put together. God having been dishonoured by the sin of man, Christ made satisfaction by submitting to the greatest disgrace human nature could be loaded with. It was a cursed death; thus it was branded by the Jewish law, De 21:23. The Roman soldiers mocked our Lord Jesus as a King; thus in the high priest's hall the servants had mocked him as a Prophet and Saviour. Shall a purple or scarlet robe be matter of pride to a Christian, which was matter of reproach and shame to Christ? He wore the crown of thorns which we deserved, that we might wear the crown of glory which he merited. We were by sin liable to everlasting shame and contempt; to deliver us, our Lord Jesus submitted to shame and contempt. He was led forth with the workers of iniquity, though he did no sin. The sufferings of the meek and holy Redeemer, are ever a source of instruction to the believer, of which, in his best hours, he cannot be weary. Did Jesus thus suffer, and shall I, a vile sinner, fret or repine? Shall I indulge anger, or utter reproaches and threats because of troubles and injuries?

15:22-32 The place where our Lord Jesus was crucified, was called the place of a scull; it was the common place of execution; for he was in all respects numbered with the transgressors. Whenever we look unto Christ crucified, we must remember what was written over his head; he is a King, and we must give up ourselves to be his subjects, as Israelites indeed. They crucified two thieves with him, and him in the midst; they thereby intended him great dishonour. But it was foretold that he should be numbered with the transgressors, because he was made sin for us. Even those who passed by railed at him. They told him to come down from the cross, and they would believe; but they did not believe, though he gave them a more convincing sign when he came up from the grave. With what earnestness will the man who firmly believes the truth, as made known by the sufferings of Christ, seek for salvation! With what gratitude will he receive the dawning hope of forgiveness and eternal life, as purchased for him by the sufferings and death of the Son of God! and with what godly sorrow will he mourn over the sins which crucified the Lord of glory!

15:33-41 There was a thick darkness over the land, from noon until three in the afternoon. The Jews were doing their utmost to extinguish the Sun of Righteousness. The darkness signified the cloud which the human soul of Christ was under, when he was making it an offering for sin. He did not complain that his disciples forsook him, but that his Father forsook him. In this especially he was made sin for us. When Paul was to be offered as a sacrifice for the service saints, he could joy and rejoice, Php 2:17; but it is another thing to be offered as a sacrifice for the sin of sinners. At the same instant that Jesus died, the veil of the temple was rent from the top to the bottom. This spake terror to the unbelieving Jews, and was a sign of the destruction of their church and nation. It speaks comfort to all believing Christians, for it signified the laying open a new and living way into the holiest by the blood of Jesus. The confidence with which Christ had openly addressed God as his Father, and committed his soul into his hands, seems greatly to have affected the centurion. Right views of Christ crucified will reconcile the believer to the thought of death; he longs to behold, love, and praise, as he ought, that Saviour who was wounded and pierced to save him from the wrath to come.

15:42-47 We are here attending the burial of our Lord Jesus. Oh that we may by grace be planted in the likeness of it! Joseph of Arimathea was one who waited for the kingdom of God. Those who hope for a share in its privileges, must own Christ's cause, when it seems to be crushed. This man God raised up for his service. There was a special providence, that Pilate should be so strict in his inquiry, that there might be no pretence to say Jesus was alive. Pilate gave Joseph leave to take down the body, and do what he pleased with it. Some of the women beheld where Jesus was laid, that they might come after the sabbath to anoint the dead body, because they had not time to do it before. Special notice was taken of Christ's sepulchre, because he was to rise again. And he will not forsake those who trust in him, and call upon him. Death, deprived of its sting, will soon end the believer's sorrows, as it ended those of the Saviour.



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Sunday, March 23, 2008

SCHWARZENEGGER TERMINATES EASTWOOD’S CONTRACT

SCHWARZENEGGER TERMINATES EASTWOOD’S CONTRACT
Posted in: Entertainment — PR-inside Entertainment News @ 3:29 pm
Hollywood hardman-turned-politician ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER has fired fellow actor CLINT EASTWOOD from the California’s parks commission - after he tried to block the construction of a controversial toll road.
The Terminator star also sacked his brother-in-law Bobby Shriver after they publicly disagreed with Schwarzenegger over plans for a toll road through a park in southern California. Shriver says he and Eastwood are shocked by the decision.
He says, "I had hoped to continue to do this work and to protect the park system from developers. It shows you how strong these developers were that were able to arm-wrestle the governor into firing us." A spokesman for the California governor says the pair’s terms had expired.

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Friday, March 21, 2008

New Warnings on Nuclear Proliferation Issued

U.S. Treasury issues new warnings on Iranian banks
Thu. 20 Mar 2008
WASHINGTON, March 20 (Reuters) - The Bush administration issued a new warning to U.S. banks on Thursday that Iran's state banks are using deceptive practices to disguise Tehran's involvement in nuclear proliferation and terrorist activities.

USA TODAY STORY
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bush administration issued a fresh warning Thursday to U.S. banks that Iran is using "an array of deceptive practices" to hide its alleged involvement in nuclear proliferation and terrorist activities.
The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network alleged that Iran is resorting to such alleged practices to evade detection and skirt financial sanctions

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson endorses Presidential Candidate Barack Obama

HomeDiariesBreaking BlueE-Wire 2008Gov. Bill Richardson Endorses Barack Obama
by Todd Beeton, Fri Mar 21, 2008 at 03:30:46 AM EST

With the unassuming subject line "A personal note," Governor Richardson just sent an e-mail blast announcing his endorsement of Senator Obama:


During the last year, I have shared with you my vision and hopes for this nation as we look to repair the damage of the last seven years. And you have shared your support, your ideas and your encouragement to my campaign. We have been through a lot together and that is why I wanted to tell you that, after careful and thoughtful deliberation, I have made a decision to endorse Barack Obama for President.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

News Wrap up

Germans 'feel shame' over Holocaust

Angela Merkel delivered her speech
to the Knesset in German [EPA]
Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, has told Israel's parliament that her countrymen are "filled with shame" over the Holocaust of the Jews.

(CNN) -- On three occasions since January, Sen. Barack Obama's passport file was looked at by three different contract workers, said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack.

Sen. Barack Obama's passport file was breached three times since January, the State Department said.

The contractors accessed information in the file in an unauthorized way, he said.

Two contractors were fired and one was disciplined by the contractor's company, McCormack said.



Russia detains men on spy charges
One of the men is believed to work for a joint
British-Russian oil company [AFP]

Russian security services have detained two Russian-American men on charges of industrial espionage.


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Two spacewalking astronauts pulled out a caulk gun and a high-tech kind of Silly Putty on Thursday night and tested a method for patching shuttle thermal tiles.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama's big speech (with video)


Happy now?
Barack has made the big speech, viewable on every news station, every news channel--just like the President of the United States.
He looked very presidential addressing this nation, this world.
However some will never be satisfied with any explanation but that is because they don't understand this country's history. Barack does and he explained it well. There is not any other way to explain it.
However, I guess, Barack will be looking for a new church home.

Sometimes it's difficult to stop what we are doing in life to soothe hurt feelings. Barack Obama did just that during his speech. He is a good person. The speech speaks to his character.
Blacks talk amongst themselves like Whites talk amongst themselves --Whites and Blacks who know each other.
People who are strangers to each other do not have such intimate conversations about race. Sometimes its hard to get a morning salutation out of a stranger--no matter what the race.
Please let this issue go. If any more questions remain, it would be more appropriate to discuss them with a counselor or a trusted religious figure--like your own pastor. He or she is capable of further explaining how this world works and human nature.
Let's put it in more understandable terms: Barack Obama is an advanced, self actualized human being who appears to be emotionally health and emotionally stable. He can grasp abstract concepts quickly. Those who still have questions are the opposite. The part of this country that still have questions about motives and ideas, about past hurts, should move aside, go get some help and let the rest of us live our lives and help keep this country moving forward and get to the real issues at hand.
The U.S. economy needs attention, so does the educational system and employment and foreign and domestic policies.
These are the things our presidential candidates are working on. Let Barack do his job, please.
Transcript of Sen. Obama's speech

Monday, March 17, 2008

ZenniOptical.com

When you click on http://www.ZenniOptical.com you will find an enormous selection of your favorite brands of eyeglasses. You can't count the numbers. Any eyeglass you want. $ 8 Zenni Optical Rx Eyeglasses are for those who want stylish prescription glasses.
You must have an eyeglass prescription to fill out your order. The Optometrist who filled your prescription must give this to you by law. If you have a prescription for multifocal glasses but want to order a single vision here , just leave off the part which is for the near or reading correction.
Filling out the prescription boxes is straightforward. OD means right eye, OS means left eye, these are just the abbreviations for the latin oculus dexter(right) and oculus sinister (left). The Spherical correction is for near or far sightedness, while the cylindrical and axis is for astigmatism. The Add part is mostly for the over 40 group and is for bifocal reading/near correction.  
ZenniOptical.com have a large selection online. You will find huge selection of frames, with single vision lens, sunsensor (potochromic)lens, tinted suglasses lens, bifocal lens and progressive lens. The secret to ZenniOptical.com low prices is that they sell only their own manufactured frames direct to the customer, with no middlemen and virtually no advertising budget.

Ex-reporter sues Gary weekly paper for $22M

BY JOE CARLSONjcarlson@nwitimes.comGARY | A former employee of a weekly Gary newspaper says she caught on tape the racial epithets and profanity-laced rant flung at her by her boss during her 2006 firing.Leslie Jones McCloud, a former employee of the Gary Crusader newspaper, is using that tape as Exhibit

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

My Latest Radio Show

William's Music Recital

What Will You Do? Join the Movement to End Multiple Sclerosis During MS Awareness Week March 10-17

NEW YORK, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MS Awareness Week March 10 - 17 unites MS organizations and all those living with the effects of multiple sclerosis nationwide in an effort to shine a spotlight on ways that we can move together toward ending MS, a disease where someone is newly diagnosed each hour.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society invites people across the county to join the movement to move us closer to a world free of MS by taking simple actions throughout the week, as part of a worldwide "Seven Days of Action." These activities, just a click away, are designed to be meaningful and easy, whether you are a newcomer or longtime member of the MS Movement. They include:

-- Visiting http://www.nationalmssociety.org/ daily during MS Awareness Week for new tips and updates on what others are doing to help end MS

-- Emailing your members of Congress about the need for increased funding for M S research

-- Signing up for a Walk MS or Bike MS event

-- Raising awareness by going orange, the color signifying MS and the National MS Society -- there are hats, t-shirts, clings, clips and jewelry available for those who want to show they are a part of the MS Movement

-- Signing up to volunteer

-- Making your mark against MS or sharing your story at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/

-- Supporting the Society -- every donation brings us closer to a cure

"MS Awareness Week is the perfect time to join the movement to help end MS," said Joyce Nelson, President and CEO of the National MS Society. "It is also the ideal time to recognize the millions of individuals who are already a part of the movement and each day make a difference in the lives of people who have MS."


-- The first-ever MS film festival will debut on Second Life on Wednesday March 12 at noon (PT) during MS Awareness Week. The five first-person shorts can also be seen on the Society's Web site: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/filmfestival.


-- The Society will release an overview of the first Harris Interactive Poll ever to survey people with MS and their care partners about mobility issues. The initiative was done in collaboration with Acorda Therapeutics. An in-depth media briefing on the survey's findings will follow on April 8 in New York.

Advocacy Action Alert

-- A cross-organizational advocacy alert will be distributed on Tuesday, March 11, to encourage people to ask their federal representatives for increased MS research funding.

National MS Chapter Activities

From coast to coast, the Society's 50-state network of chapters are introducing their own special events to support MS Awareness Week and encourage people to "Join the MS Movement." They include billboards, banners and displays, "go orange" days, state capitol advocacy days, health fairs, on-the-road MS awareness tours, and alliances with local business and cultural institutions. To find out what is happening in your area, contact your local Society office at 1-800-344-4867 or visit http://www.nationalmssociety.org/ to find your chapter.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.5 million worldwide.

About the National MS Society

MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn't. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS. In 2006 alone, through our home office and our 50 state network of chapters, we devoted nearly $126 million to programs that enhanced more than one million lives to move us closer to a world free of MS.

Ninety-two minutes of believability: Obama talks to the Trib

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama waited 16 months to attempt the exorcism. But when he finally sat down with the Tribune editorial board Friday, Obama offered a lengthy and, to us, plausible explanation for the presence of now-indicted businessman Tony Rezko in his personal and political lives.

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Complete transcript of the Sun-Times interview with Barack Obama

March 15, 2008
BY SUN-TIMES STAFF
Sen. Barack Obama appeared before the editorial board of the Chicago Sun-Times Friday and spoke about indicted fund-raiser Tony Rezko and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, his longtime pastor. Here is a transcript of the interview:

Sen. Obama: I apologize for being late. What I want to do if this is OK with you was to use this time to make sure that all your questioners were answered with regard to my relationship with Tony Rezko and the purchase of my house. And it makes sense, I will make a presentation that I will try to keep as brief as possible, though it may o on for 20 minutes or so, then just let you guys have at it. Then, if there are other topics you want to talk about I'll be happy to do that as well.

Chess Fest II

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Road to the White House/WLTH voter registration/Response to attacks on Barack Obama

Older African Americans Remember Like Peperidge Farm...

The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male[1] also known as the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Pelkola Syphilis Study, Public Health Service Syphilis Study or the Tuskegee Experiments was a clinical study, conducted between 1932 and 1972 in Tuskegee, Alabama, in which 399 (plus 201 control group without syphilis) poor — and mostly illiterate — African American sharecroppers were denied treatment for Syphilis


Friday, March 14, 2008

I am getting tired of the double standard


Have you ever had a friend, brother, sister, mom or dad or pastor who, from time to time, says things that are off-colored or not politically correct and you shush them or shoo them away from public consumption? Hmmm, well have you?
Yeah, that's what I thought.
Now, why is it every time someone who says the name Barack is automatically held to the national standards of political correctness and Ms. Ferrarro can say whatever it is that she wants and blame it on a reporter who allegedly misquoted her? (Please click on the Roland Martin Blog link on Essence.com to find out details on this issue.)
What does Barack have to do with what the retired pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, says? Okay and furthermore, were any of us there when that pastor had chicken dinners and bake sales and raised money to build up his church? No. We don't pay any of their bills and that pastor and any other pastor can preach the way they want to preach.
That church and those members built their church up and don't want to be bothered with outsiders passing judgement on them and trying to cause tension between Barack and the public.
Why don't you go to President Bush's church and pull that. Go to Hillary's church and pull that stupid crap. Yeah, no guts to do all of that but you'll pick on Sen. Obama's church because someone somewhere doesn't like seeing a whole bunch of black people together.
Quit being nosey and spend some time at your own church.
Barack can't keep up with everything that is said or done. Have any of you ever heard of Afrocentric churches? Look it up. Someone should take a camera into a non-Afrocentric church and tape every sermon and then comb through them to find fault with it.
Sounds ridiculous? Yeah, that's what I thought.

China calls U.S. human rights record hypocritical

China lashed out Thursday at a U.S. report critical of its human rights record, accusing Washington of causing the modern world's "biggest human rights tragedy" in Iraq and of hypocrisy for passing judgment on other nations.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Five Severed Fingers Identified as Belonging To Guards Held


U.S. authorities are in possession of five severed fingers, four of which belong to private security contractors who were abducted in Iraq nearly 16 months ago and remain missing, according to law enforcement sources close to the investigation.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Rednecks gone wild - white family attacks black reporter

Three people upset that a news crew was reporting on the arrest of a relative attacked the television reporter as they yelled racial slurs at her and a photographer.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Barack Obama wins Mississippi Primary, Texas Caucuses

Associated Press photo
Sen. Barack Obama is the winner of the Mississippi primary, as projected by CNN. He also came in first in the Texas carcases. Thirty-three delegates are at stake and will divided between the candidates.
Sen. Obama appeared on CNN with Wolf Blitzer, answering questions about the Florida and Michigan Democratic delegates and what he saw while in Mississippi.
He said there is a need for change readily seen in the state. He toured the Delta region where he saw underfunded schools, joblessness and a lack of health care. Obama said he wants to change how business is done in U.S. and in Washington. He also said he would be the better nominee, overcoming special interests groups. Obama said he is not surprised at how Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign doesn't reciprocate respectful campaign methods as his does.

As far as picking a vice president, he said that decision is premature at this point in the election process. He said if he wins the party's nomination he will choose the best person for that position.
He is focused on unifying the Democratic Party and institute a shift away from "Bush policies."
Sen. Obama said he would be in favor of discussing a fair solution to the delegate situation in Michigan and Florida but did not favor mail-in votes because he wants to make sure all of the voters are heard and the process is fair.

Senate water investigation looms

Two veteran U.S. senators said Monday they plan to hold hearings in response to an Associated Press investigation into the presence of trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Yeah and So What--a song

I stumbled accross this song by hapenstance and decided to provide a link since we have a title in common.

Yeah and So What--the song

Sunday, March 09, 2008

How do the drugs get into the water?

"People take pills. Their bodies absorb some of the medication, but the rest of it passes through and is flushed down the toilet. The wastewater is treated before it is discharged into reservoirs, rivers or lakes. Then, some of the water is cleansed again at drinking water treatment plants and piped to consumers. But most treatments do not remove all drug residue."

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Max Follmer: Confirmed Obama Has 50 Superdelegates: "Wrong"

This is info gathered from the links provided."...Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw first reported yesterday that Obama had about 50 secretly committed superdelegates.

However, The Hotline quotes an unnamed Obama campaign aide who says the report is "wrong." The HOTLINE said on March 04, 2008..."It's Wrong""A spokesman for Barack Obama told On Call that Tom Brokaw's earlier report, that there are 50 superdelegates ready and willing to announce their support for the IL senator, is incorrect.

The spokesman wrote flatly in an e-mail: "It's wrong."The very wonderful Brokaw is doing play-by-play tonight for MSNBC."--submitted by?(JENNIFER SKALKA)

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Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Fraud Trial

``If she wants to make issues like ethics and disclosure and law firms and real estate deals and all that stuff issues, as I've said before I don't know whey they'd want to go there, but I guess that's where they'll take the race,'' David Axelrod said.

Where have I been?
Although I am a staunch Sen. Barack Obama supporter, in the early days, I simply admired Sen. Hillary Clinton when she was first lady and when I saw that she was running for the U.S. Senate. I had no idea about this stuff. If you ask me what I admired about her, I wouldn't immediately be able to tell you but yet she had my admiration.



What will the Democratic Party do about this or what has been done already?
Where have I been? Well, now the proof is in the pudding. If you subscribe to Topix.com and read the stuff on the site, you have no choice but to be informed. (go Aynon go!:0)

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Damn Damn Damn: I Thought We had Gotten Past This!


(If your vote is value or issue-based and not based on race or sex, then this message isn't for you.)
Mary Francis Berry, PhD was on CNN this morning and she said race

may have had something to do with Presidential Candidate, Barack Obama's, losses in the Ohio, Rhode Island and Texas primaries.

May have? (Although he is doing well in the Texas Caucus)

She was the former chairwoman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights during the Clinton Administration.

I interviewed Ms. Berry once during a Chicago Defender

Editorial Board meeting back in the 1990s. She wrote a book

entitled, "The Pig Farmer's Daughter".
Anyways, I was shocked that she would actually admit what every

person was thinking--or at least what I was thinking.
Come on! We all thunk it. Down there in Texas, there are more

than a few good 'ol boys who don't mix their seed and keep to

their own kind and so forth.
Lots of Blacks are like that too

and I don't care for their attitudes toward race either. We all

know about Ohio's stormy interactions with race relations. They

ain't the most inclusive group of folk outside of their Black epicenters.
Dang. All this time and it really just comes down to the fact

that some of us really are not ready for a Black

president even among those who are chauvinistic.
(I can hear Patti LaBell's "If You Don't Know Me by Now" playing in the background with a whole bunch of tiny violins)

I really don't know what these people think Hillary will do for

the economy or national security that Barack won't or can't do. They will all have access to top-notch advisers.
I bet they think if Barack wins, he'll give Blacks reparations

and other special perks--imaginary perks but perks just the

same in their minds. Then again, many people have been outright mean to Black people on purpose and may feel a Black at the top could bring chickens home to roost.

I remember walking down the street one day off-campus in Terre Haute and a raggedy pick-up filled with what appeared to be drunk Caucasians yelled, "N*gger" as they drove by. I think I yelled back, "F*ck You" and they sped off with surprised looks.

What was I supposed to do?? I'm no more sane than the next person.
However, I wasn't mean to all white people after that. I had actually forgotten about it until just now as I began to type this post. (hmmmmm)
They were stupid and drunk and young--at least they had an excuse.

Gee Whiz we've got some ignorance in this country!
Wake up People!
The Republican Party cannot wait to get Hillary the Democratic

nomination so they can pounce on her--and she is ready for it

but what about the rest of the country? Do you actually think

any Republicans will vote for her in the general election like they are planning to vote for Barack?

They don't have to show up at Barack's rallies but they do. Why? They want Change too.
Now, just because of a few close-minded people in Texas, Rhode Island and Ohio, Democrats are in danger of losing the general

election in November and seating Sen. John McCain as our next

president.

These people who voted for Hillary--do you trust

them to vote for her again in November? Or will they be swayed

away to the GOP over their love for the War and the Economy and a common hate of others?


What about after the GOP gets done pouncing on her?

Every other word out of the mouth of McCain and the rest of the conservative GOP is tinged with racist undertones. McCain is on television now and he seemingly suggests Barack is looking for a handout of some sort by asking for a vote or that the swing voters may be guilted into voting for him or that the country owes him something.

Barack has never indicated any of this but we all know the stereotype McCain is talking about. He acts like Republicans aren't poor or jobless or damn near homeless.
Apparently, that's a Black thang or a Hispanic thang or a Democratic thang. The gall of them.

Damn Damn Damn!
Democrats need to get together. The party needs to be unified

so that we can stop scratching each other's eyes out and put an

electable Democrat in office--Barack Obama.
People, I tried to hold all of this in because it actually

hurts to say--it draws tears to my eyes--but just like a sneeze, it had to come out.

Ohio: Isn't This a Shame?!


04 Mar 2008 01:24 pm
Marc Ambinder
The Atlantic.com


Ohio's Secretary of State, an office held by a Democrat, has rebuked Sen. Barack Obama's campaign for trying to staff precincts with poll workers who presented insufficient credentials.

Obama's campaign calls this charge "wrong."

In a memo sent late this morning to county election directors by David M. Farrell, Ohio's
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, a letter carried by Obama supporters -- signed by Obama state director Paul Tewes -- is deemed "not legally sufficient on its own to allow someone to gain access to polling places."

Farrell notes that state law requires that polling observers must be "duly appointed" and have been previously issued a certificate.

The letter from Tewes states the bearer 'is hereby authorized to serve as a legal poll monitor on behalf of the Obama campaign."

The alleged infraction seems minor, but the Clinton campaign has seized on the e-mail from the Secretary of State's office as evidence that the Obama campaign is trying to game the system in Ohio.

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