Monday, October 20, 2008

blacks in jail

I know black people are in jail but I never knew the exact numbers , 2.3 million people in jail. According to the June 2007 report of the Bureau of Justice Statistics that counts federal, state and local jails, It is 40 percent. men and women

truth in politics

You do yourself a disservice if you blindly follow the word of politicians, any politicians whether they are "your guy" or from another party. I have found instances where both of the current presidential candidates made lies and half truths about the other and if you just follow the cult of your party you will not know the truth. I implore you to research claims yourself and not be spoon fed information by people with an agenda. Here are some sites I have found helpful, check them out I am begging you, I am begging you


Saturday, October 18, 2008

why blacks vote democrat

A lot of people wonder why black people always vote for Democrats and outside of the historical view I can offer my own opinion. To some blacks the Republican party seems a party mostly concerned with the welfare of the white and rich and a friend of business over the little man. What always puzzled me was when did black people switch to the Democratic party.

I have been reading some things and I have discovered that black people started to vote Democrat when President Franklin D. Roosevelt came into office in 1933

"Blacks did not come into the Democratic Party until Roosevelt's New Deal began
in 1933, and even then it was very slow. The Democratic Party in the South was
organized like a private club that banned all but whites. Any black who had the
temerity to challenge the system might end up being jailed, or in some extreme
cases, pay with his life"-
Thomas Fleming

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Candace Parker

parker wins mvp and rookie of the year honorsPhoto: Eric Gay

Candace Parker received the WNBA's most valuable player award , becoming the first player to win the award along with the rookie of the year. The Los Angeles star was unanimously selected rookie of the year.

The awards capped a big run for Parker, who was college player of the year last season for national champion Tennessee. Parker also was a member of the gold-medal winning U.S. team in the Beijing Olympics.

Parker, the top overall draft pick this year, averaged 18.5 points and 9.5 rebounds. She had a high of 40 points and grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 17 games. She led the league in double-doubles with 17, led the league in rebounding and led rookies in scoring, blocks (2.3 bpg) and minutes (33.6 mpg).

She is the new face of the Wnba as stated by hall of famer Cheryl Miller. An athletic 6 footer that is mobile, agile and can handle the basketball. She is also the only woman to dunk twice in woman's professional sports

only a few have won both awards in the same year

Year LeagueAthlete
2008 WNBA Candace Parker
1959-60 NBA Wilt Chamberlain
1968-69 NBA Wes Unseld
1975 MLB (AL) Fred Lynn
2001 MLB (AL) Ichiro Suzuki
1957 NFL Jim Brown

O.J. Freshly Squeezed

You would think that someone that literally got away with murder would stay on the straight and narrow, especially with the eyes of the world on you. Not O.J he has been in the news a couple of more times since he was found not guilty of killing his ex-wife and Ron Goldman. He has assaulted people in traffic, written books about the murder case and here's the capper he tried to forcefully regain some memorabilia that was said to have been stolen from him. Well you can only tempt fate so many times and his latest caper has landed him in jail after a speedy trial.Simpson was convicted of conspiracy, burglary, kidnapping, robbery and assault. He is looking at a possible long sentence. I only have one thing to say to that "good enough for ya dummy"

Friday, October 3, 2008

attack of the ever increasing 800 billion dollar bailout

Just when you thought it was safe to go in the water, the bailout bill increases in amount and pork. Many of the politicians would not sign the bill until it was filled with other things that some are calling pork. These new parts to the bailout could increase the amount to 800 billion. Even more troubling California is begging for a 7 billion dollar handout saying they could run out of cash.