Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mike Huckabee Are You Listening?

He said that in 1964...Funny HE would say that.....Are you listening Mike Huckabee???

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

Just in case some of you thought this was just a day to barbecue and get drunk!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Weekend Humor

A truck driver was driving on the freeway when he noticed a young girl standing on the side of the road next to a broken down car.

The truck driver pulls up behind the car and rolls his window down.

 The young girl comes up to his window. He says "Hey lady need a lift?" she replies to him "Yes my car broke down i need to get to a phone."

She opens the door and jumps in. As they are driving the truck driver introduces himself. "My name is Snow, what’s yours?"

"June" she replies to him. 

He then asks her her age, and she replies to him that she is 22. 

He goes on to ask stupid questions to get her into a talking mood. 

After a while she notices he has been staring at her ever since she got into the truck. 

She decides to ask him "Is there something wrong? You have been staring at me." 

He looks over and replies "No. I'm just thinking,"  

"Thinking about what?" she asks.

He replies with a grin on his face "Thinkin what it would be like to have seven inches of snow in June." 


Thursday, May 21, 2015

I've Said This All Before

I was very disappointed at the voter turn out a few days ago or rather the lack of it.....Why is it that we don't vote in droves unless something happens? Or there is a very electric and charismatic candidate that captures our imagination??

Why is it when we do vote we don't hold our candidates accountable? We elect them and that is that.
No it's not...and when something happens, all we can do is take to the streets and march and protest.
Newsflash...You can march and protest until the cows come home...It won't change a thing...
They're still marching and protesting in Ferguson....Did Darren Wilson get indicted? By anybody??

Voting and holding candidates accountable after you vote for them does change things...If you don't believe me...Go out to the suburbs...Where they do hold their elected officials accountable...Those politicians know that if they don't serve their constituents...They're out of a job next election...

That goes a long way towards actually serving people's needs.....In Philadelphia...everybody knows that the democrats have the city on lock and that they can parade any candidate in front of the people here and they will blindly vote them in office....A lot of times unopposed....

I'm saying this and I'm a Democrat...A registered one anyway...I would vote Republican sometimes if they weren't so crazy and racist and they said something that serves my needs..That not being the case..I am forced to vote Democrat...But sometimes I feel as though they take my vote for granted...

Still, I vote..Every election......I owe that much to my grandparents.....Who couldn't vote in their home states in the deep south at one time.....

I just wish more people felt the same...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Scariest Kind of Racist.

I give you exhibit A...Dr. Jerry Hough ...Pictured above...A Professor at Duke University and a racist, xenophobic and cultural chauvinist.....

Yes..He is all of these things and the scariest thing about him is....He doesn't believe he is....

Maybe because he is after all a professor at Duke University....

Yeah,that's the ticket!

He said recently that ''Asian Americans worked extra hard and gave their kids “American” names as a show of their willingness to integrate with American society.

Duke University Professor Jerry Hough is receiving backlash (as well he should)after he posted a response to a New York Times editorial, in which he expressed disdain for what he said was black Americans being told to feel sorry for themselves with regard to racism, WTVD reports.

The blacks get awful editorials like this that tell them to feel sorry for themselves,” Hough, a political science professor, wrote.

He also described Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as “utterly incompetent” for her handling of the recent unrest in Baltimore where hundreds of people have protested against Freddie Gray’s fatal detainment by police.

Professor Hough also seemed to suggest that the Asian-American community’s response to racism and discrimination has been better than that of black Americans.

“In 1965, the Asians were discriminated against as least as badly as blacks. […] So where are the editorials that say racism doomed the Asian Americans. They didn’t feel sorry for themselves, but worked doubly hard,” Hough said.

I don't recall any signs in the South ever saying no Chinese...No Asians...Maybe they were included with us in places where the signs read "White Only."

Then Hough wrote about how Asian Americans were more willing to integrate with American culture— because they gave their kids “American” names—while saying black Americans gave their kids “strange” names. Strange to whom?  See how strange your name sounds in Africa Mr. Hough.

“Every Asian student has a very simple old American first name that symbolizes their desire for integration. Virtually every black has a strange new name that symbolizes their lack of desire for integration,” he wrote.

Since I work with a number of Asians...I happen to know  that what he said is not true...The younger generation of Asians are keeping their traditional names.

Dr. Hough also weighed in on how each group deals with interracial dating, which, according to Dr. Hough, sheds more light on how black Americans don’t want to integrate with white Americans.

 “The amount of Asian-white dating is enormous and so surely will be the intermarriage. Black-white dating is almost nonexistent because of the ostracism by blacks of anyone who dates a white.”

This arrogance and foolishness that is coming from this man's mouth would make sense if it was coming from Joe Sixpack...The good old boy who buys a case of beer and sets down in front of his TV and watches FOX News and ESPN.....but I'm really surprised it's coming from a seemingly intelligent man.  Seemingly be the operative word here.

Duke University issued a statement slamming the professor’s comments.

“The comments were noxious, offensive, and have no place in civil discourse,"
said Michael Schoenfeld , the school’s vice president for public affairs and government affairs. “Duke University has a deeply held commitment to inclusiveness grounded in respect for all, and we encourage our community to speak out when they feel that those ideals are challenged or undermined, as they were in this case.” 
Dr. Hough has since responded to the backlash, saying that Martin Luther King Jr. was his hero, that he’s a proponent of affirmative action, and arguing that those people encouraging him to be more sensitive about these issues are wrong, since “sensitivity” never moved the ball on race relations.
“I am strongly against the obsession with ‘sensitivity.’ The more we have emphasized sensitivity in recent years, the worse race relations have become,” Hough wrote to WTVD. “I think that is not an accident.” 

Proving once more that the scariest kind of racist is the one who is not even aware he/she is one.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Dark Money

Pictured above is Philadelphia Mayoral Candidate, Anthony Hardy Williams....He's one of about six people running...He and I went to Middle school together...I won't say we were friends...We passed each other in the hallway...We may have known each other in passing...We certainly ran in the same circles and knew some of the same people...

He's a year older than me and was a grade ahead of me....Every Black person in our middle school however knew who he was because his father...the Late State Senator, Hardy Williams was the first Black man to have a serious chance at a run for Mayor of this city back in 1971...

The Black community of Philadelphia was galvanized behind his father and so in my middle school,next to the Jackson 5, Anthony Hardy Williams was the most popular Black kid going.....

So Flash forward to now, 2015....Some 44 years later and Anthony Hardy Williams is going to attempt to be this city's fourth African-American mayor...He may just do it... His commercials are everywhere, Television,Radio, Social Media...you name it......So why am I writing this?

What is eating you Keith?  Glad you asked...

Just a little while ago...I read in an activist newspaper that his campaign was being funded by three white guys who don't live in Philadelphia, but who have what you might call...a Super Pac and an agenda...Charter Schools...

His whole message has been favoring parents having the right to send their kids to any schools they can afford...afford being the operative word here and not being stuck with the crumbling public school system in Philadelphia...A system that would work if maybe it was funded......

I could talk about that more in another blog post....What really eats at me is that I don't like a politician who is funded by people who then can tell him what to say....I know...I must be naive...This has been going on since probably the election after George Washington's...but it's never been so overt,so in your face as it is now...

Politicians used to raise their own money or at least SOME of it....It seems this dark money being raised by independent and secret groups unaccountable to any public scrutiny is the new trend now and I find it a bit unsettling..

This is the current reality of American politics, and for those who follow presidential or congressional elections, it’s not a particularly new development. It’s the Koch Brothers and George Soros, super PACs and dark money. But now, for the first time, similar forces are at work at the local level in Philadelphia, and all signs suggest they’ll play a dominant role in this spring’s election.
Unlike the official campaign committees of the mayoral candidates, these super PACs and dark-money movers aren’t bound by the city’s strict campaign-finance limits. Candidate campaigns in Philadelphia can accept a maximum of $2,900 from individual donors. But because of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings, there are now no limits on donations to super PACs, and those committees are free to independently spend as much as they can raise on behalf of whichever candidates they support.

This isn’t simply a possibility. It’s already happening. Three local investment moguls gave a combined $250,000 to a new super PAC called American Cities last year, an amount widely considered to be a down payment on larger sums to come.

This same trio of donors — founding directors of the Susquehanna International Group, a global trading firm headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, a Philadelphia suburb — plunked down $5 million on Anthony Hardy Williams’s quixotic bid to become governor in 2010, simply to raise the profile of their pet issue (education reform). This time around, Tony Williams is arguably the mayoral front-runner. Another $5 million spent on his behalf could assure him the election.

Philadelphia’s mayoral contenders tend to be  broke. When the year began, they had just one-sixth as much total cash in their campaign bank accounts as the big-name mayoral field of 2007 (which featured Michael Nutter, Chaka Fattah, Tom Knox, Bob Brady and Dwight Evans). Presumably, the tepid fund-raising pace will pick up at least a little for Tony Williams, Lynne Abraham and Jim Kenney. But given their slow start, and the general lack of enthusiasm for the field, these campaigns are probably not going to have the resources to effectively respond to a blistering series of dark-money attack ads.

And that separates Philadelphia from other cities that have already been infiltrated by dark money and independent expenditures. Unshackled political action committees have already been factors in mayoral races in Boston, New York, Newark and Chicago. But in those contests, the candidates still raised most of the money and controlled the tenor and focus of the campaigns.

I don't know how much or if Anthony Hardy Williams has raised on his own....but I do know that the media blitzkreig of his ads, the catchy slogans and pure sophistication of his ads are far superior to the other six or seven candidates and the dangerous thing is...Given that people live for soundbites and flash and very rarely look deeper, like reading, googling et al...We may get a guy who is bought and paid for and who won't serve the people of Philadelphia, but serve the dark money that put him in office....I'm just saying...

I'm not Anti-Tony Williams...I'm just concerned....as you should be.

It could happen in your city next!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015

After Trayvon Was Shot

Anybody care to answer that?       I'll wait!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Weekend Humor

A woman was out golfing one day when she hit the ball into the woods.

She went into the woods to look for it and found a frog in a trap.

The frog said to her "If you release me from this trap, I will grant you 3 wishes."

The woman freed the frog and the frog said, "Thank you, but I failed to mention that there was a condition to your wishes-that whatever you wish for, your husband will get 10 times more or better!"

 The woman said, "That would be okay," and for her first wish, she wanted to be the most beautiful woman in the world.

The frog warned her, "You do realize that this wish will also make your husband the most handsome man in the world, an Adonis, that women will flock to."

The woman replied, "That will be okay because I will be the most beautiful woman and he will only have eyes for me."

So, KAZAM she's the most beautiful woman in the world!

For her second wish, she wanted to be the richest woman in the world.

The frog said, "That will make your husband the richest man in the world and he will be ten times richer than you."

The woman said, "That will be okay because what is mine is his and what is his is mine."

So, KAZAM - she's the richest woman in the world! The frog then inquired about her third wish, and she answered, "I'd like a mild heart attack."


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


"Mommy, can I go to Timmy's blog and play?"

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