Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sidebar Quote of the Day


"Great Minds Discuss Ideas. Average Minds Discuss Events. Small Minds Discuss People."

Sidebar Quote of the Day

“You can’t spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt” by British MP Daniel Hannan


Sunday, March 29, 2009

LIVING NATURALLY RADIO PRESENTS MYRA LEWIN

Please join Evelyn Prather as she interviews Myra Lewin, Author of the book entitled Freedom in Your Relationship with Food: An Everyday Guide, on Living Naturally Radio on Blog Talk Radio.

Show time: Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 9:00 pm EST.

Click here to listen and participate in the live chat.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

SIDEBAR QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Can you imagine thousands of people losing their homes while the bosses of failed lending institutions testify that while this was happening they were receiving multi millions in salaries and benefits. That is not great but it certainly is depressing.

Which Christian denomination or which preacher(s) will be bold enough to speak out against this glaring selfishness? Who will speak for those unable to speak for themselves, and call greedy, heartless, CEOs to account? Posted by: Steve Skeete at October 14, 2008(SOURCE)"

Thursday, March 12, 2009

JOHNSON PUBLISHING COMPANY INTRODUCES MAGAZINE ARCHIVES

Johnson Publishing Company has partnered with Google to digitize its magazine archives. If you are a Jet, Ebony, and/or Black World/Negro Digest magazine reader from back in the day, just click below on the magazine of your choice and, then once in the site, all is self-explanatory to read a particular issue or article. Great for doing research or just personal enrichment. Enjoy.
Ebony

Jet

Black World/Negro Digest

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

LIMBAUGH VS. STEELE: BOY, KNOW YOUR PLACE

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, I would like to mark into evidence Exhibits A, B, C and D to prove that the Republican Party's (the political party that I choose to affiliate with) platform is overshadowed by the polarizing rhetoric espoused by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, their de facto spokesman.


EXHIBIT A: The Statement
D.L. Hughley talks with rap legend Chuck D and RNC Chairman Michael Steele about the future of the GOP


EXHIBIT B: The Smackdowm
Rush Limbaugh: Michael Steele and the NRC Part 1


Exhibit C: The Apology
"Steele to Rush: I'm sorry" by Mike Allen of wwww.politico.com
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says he has reached out to Rush Limbaugh to tell him he meant no offense when he referred to the popular conservative radio host as an “entertainer” whose show can be “incendiary.”

“My intent was not to go after Rush – I have enormous respect for Rush Limbaugh,” Steele said in a telephone interview. “I was maybe a little bit inarticulate. … There was no attempt on my part to diminish his voice or his leadership.”

The dust-up comes at a time when top Democrats are trying to make Limbaugh the face of the Republican Party, in part by using ads funded by labor. Americans United for Change sent a fund-raising e-mail Monday that begins: “The Republican Party has turned into the Rush Limbaugh Party.”

Steele told CNN host D.L. Hughley in an interview aired Saturday night: “Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer. Rush Limbaugh — his whole thing is entertainment. He has this incendiary — yes, it's ugly.”

Steele, who won a hard-fought chairman's race on Jan. 30, told Politico he telephoned Limbaugh after his show on Monday afternoon and hoped that they would connect soon.

“I went back at that tape and I realized words that I said weren’t what I was thinking,” Steele said. "It was one of those things where I thinking I was saying one thing, and it came out differently. What I was trying to say was a lot of people … want to make Rush the scapegoat, the bogeyman, and he’s not."

“I’m not going to engage these guys and sit back and provide them the popcorn for a fight between me and Rush Limbaugh,” Steele added. “No such thing is going to happen. … I wasn’t trying to slam him or anything.” Source


Exhibit D: The Republican Platform
Alfonzo (http://www.machosauceproductions.com)

SIDEBAR HEALTH QUOTE OF THE DAY



"ALL PARTS OF THE BODY WHICH HAVE FUNCTION, IF USED IN MODERATION AND EXERCISED IN LABOURS IN WHICH EACH IS ACCUSTOMED, BECOME THEREBY HEALTHY, WELL DEVELOPED, AND AGE MORE SLOWLY, BUT IF UNUSED, THE BECOME LIABLE TO DISEASE, DEFECTIVE GROWTH, AND AGE QUICKLY." -- HIPPOCRATES

Monday, March 02, 2009

POLICE BEATING OF GIRL CAUGHT ON TAPE

The Associated Press has released a surveillance video of a King County (Washington) sheriff's deputy using excessive force against a young girl. The deputy is seen slamming the victim to the jail cell floor, pulling her hair and striking her repeatedly.

"Following an investigation initiated by his own department, a 31-year-old King County Sheriff's deputy was charged Thursday with fourth-degree assault, accused of physically assaulting a 15-year-old girl in a holding cell in November....

King County prosecutors charged Deputy Paul Schene with the crime, a gross misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail. King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Gary Ernsdorff requested bail be set at $10,000." Source

The deputy has pleaded not guilty in case.


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