Archive for March 2008
Please, stop with the D-word!
<![CDATA[ “On the other end, we’ve heard my former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, use incendiary language to express views that have the potential not only to widen the racial divide, but views that denigrate both the greatness and the goodness of our nation; that rightly offend white and black alike.” Senator Obama, from his speech…Read More
Serious Baby: Whatchutalkin' bout, Willis?
<![CDATA[Yeah, yeah, yeah… politics, racism, pop culture… the Bible… whatever. What people really want to see is more videos of cute babies. Never let it be said I wasn’t a man of the people. =) ]]>Read More
Barack Obama's Philadelphia Speech on Race in America
<![CDATA[(This text copied from The Drudge Report.) OBAMA SPEECH IN FULL: A MORE PERFECT UNIONTuesday, March 18th, 2008/ 10:17:53 ETPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with…Read More
Keith Olbermann: The New Isaac Jaffee
<![CDATA[ Much has already been said around the blogosphere of the striking similarity between the rise of Senator Barack Obama and the rise of fictional Senator Matthew Santos of “The West Wing.” Jamal Simmons of the Politico has done so most eloquently. Or if you prefer, watch the embedded Slate V piece do the same…Read More
My Beloved Vikings Are in the NCAA Tournament!
<![CDATA[I can’t believe it…. the moment I’ve been waiting for since I first arrived on the leafy campus of North Park University in 1996… …has not arrived at all. The North Park Vikings mens basketball team ended up finishing sixth in the CCIW this year. BUT — in the category of “Next Best Thing,” the…Read More
Educated Blacks Also Fair Game for Satire
<![CDATA[Like any good meme, the trend of what certain kinds of people like/dislike is spreading like wildfire. Thus, I give you: Stuff Educated Black People Like. This site makes me laugh big time… at myself. (That is, when I’m not laughing at White people. The latest one to slay me: #88, Outdoor Performance Clothes.) But…Read More
LA Symphony Dove Nomination Signals Coming Apocalypse
<![CDATA[(I know, I know. Finally a non-Obama-related post.) When I saw the news on Sphere of Hip-Hop I had to post. The LA Symphony crew, a titan of the west coast underground, has been nominated for a Dove Award, the hardware bestowed by the Gospel Music Association upon the best Christian music of the year.…Read More
We Will, We Will… (BA)Rack You
<![CDATA[Thanks to GamePolitics, I now know one more bad Obama pun and a bonus piece of useless trivia. If you’ve ever wondered whether or not there was an official governing body over the sport of rock-paper-scissors, wonder no more… the USARPS has gotcha covered. And, just like the rest of us trying to hop on…Read More
Hillary, Barack… ponder the wisdom of Shaquille.
<![CDATA[The blogosphere is in a collective tizzy over the latest round of he-said-she-said between the campaign supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The latest has to do with this woman, former NY congresswoman and running-mate-to-Walter-Mondale-as-VP-in-’84, Geraldine Ferraro. In an interview with the Daily Breeze to promote an upcoming talk in Torrance, CA Ms. Ferraro…Read More
Christian University Enhances… Escort Service?
<![CDATA[If you still don’t think context makes any difference, then you obviously don’t understand the power of connotation. According to this Covenant news story, the good folks at North Park University, I’m guessing, haven’t picked up on the finer points of what the general public thinks of as an escort service. Even if you do…Read More