Monday, November 17, 2008

Michael Steele Goes for GOP RNC Chairmanship

It's official. Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, a prominent African-American GOPer, declared his candidacy for chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC).

As reported on The Hill website, Steele launches bid to run RNC By Susan Crabtree, Steele had decided to enter the race earlier last week and "had privately told close associates about his intentions. He spent the last four days making phone calls to RNC members to make a personal appeal for their vote."

“I want the gig,” he said. “I’m ready to lead this party. I think we have been kind of wandering and doubting ourselves for far too long. I think this past election was the culmination of that self-doubt, which has to end.”

Steele currently heads the conservative grassroots group GOPAC, founded by Newt Gingrich, and formerly served as chairman of the Maryland Republican party.

Hmmm . . . perhaps Mike Tyson's ex-brother-in-law is feeling the strength of the Obama chi in spite of his right leanings.

I wish him luck, although he couldn't curl his lips around that phrase for Obama. He was too busy saying that Palin was an appropriate candidate, all the while knowing that he (Steele) was much more qualified.

Read the rest here.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Woo Hoo! I voted!

Took 1 hour and 27 minutes in Marlton community of Upper Marlboro, MD.

My step daughter waited from 6:40am to 9:30am in Largo, MD.

Loving life right now!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Who REALLY Fought Media Bias in this Election?

The November 2008 issue of Scientific American ( reports that:

"Despite popular accounts, researchers found that Barack Obama got more negative press coverage than John McCain did in the early summer."

Hmmm . . . news flash. Conservatives are always whining about media bias while steadily dishing it out.

Read the full story by Vivian B. Martin - Media Bias: Going beyond Fair and Balanced

Writers & Thoughts on the Eve of the Election

Couldn't resist on the eve of such a momentous election:

Poet E. Ethelbert Miller gives us the words of Walt Whitman for Election Day on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday and his E-mag Early Election Edition which features writers from around the nation chronicling the election happenings in their surrounds .

Author Tananarive Due demonstrates the importance of family in this election with her blog entry: "Why Does Grandma Wear Dark Glasses?": My Family & the 2008 Election

Style versus Substance on Obamesque

Thank you Charles Alexander
"Everybody my age is dying off. Everybody. Next four or five years, I probably won't be around. These young people are gonna take the lead. That's what I love seeing about all these people sitting here as volunteers - 'cause they are our tomorrow."

Thursday, September 11, 2008

What I Love About Mississippi

The Blues.
Pure and simple poetry.
Here's Poor Black Mattie from R.L. Burnside (1926 - 2005):

Friday, September 05, 2008

And I Thought I Liked McCain Back in 2000 . . .

Well, at least respected him as opposed to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre that was hoisted upon us. Now it seems that "Grampy McSane" (thanks Stephanie Miller) went along to get along and is just like the folks he claimed to be different from back in the '00.
Now he desperately chooses "Caribou Barbie" as an insult to all women.

This man has lost all respect and has many of us questioning his sanity. But of course, ambition makes people do ridiculous things. Forget what is good for the country and it's inhabitants, let's just get the pandering going strong.

It's unbelievable, but now I even agree with Peggy Noonan's off-screen remarks.

Graphic from the Liberal

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wow - I've Lived Long Enough to REALLY See Myself in America

Everyone in that stadium tonight is just like me - fiercely proud Americans that want to take back our country. This is OUR tea party. And what a party!

When is the last time you heard The Impressions (Movin' On Up), Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now, Stevie Wonder, Michael McDonald, Sheryl Crow, Jennifer Holliday at a political convention? The DNC has outdone themselves. I'm loving this and I'm so ready to BaRack the House!

Tonight we are all rock stars. McCain is about to be crushed by our collective celebrity. Too bad for him.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Can A Black Blogger Get a Break?

Ann Brown reports in Black Enterprise on how members of the Afrosphere act on the lack of Black Bloggers on the DNC floor. - New Media Dilemma for Democratic Convention

"Of the blogs covering the convention, black blogs will be 7.2% of the
blogs present," says Francis L. Holland of the Afrosphere Action
Coalition. According to Holland, many states with a strong black
Democratic presence and population are either underrepresented or not
represented at all, even though black bloggers from these states did
apply. "The state of Tennessee, which often has over 25% blacks among
its Democratic primary voters, will not have a single black blogger at
the Democratic National Convention, for example. The District of
Columbia, which is 60% black, will be left out. Louisiana, which is
32.4% black, will be left out. Illinois, the presidential nominee's
home state, which is 15% black, will be left out."

Monday, June 23, 2008

Crazy, Profane, and Always Entertaining - George Carlin Dies at 71

The first guest host of the now iconic 'Saturday Night Live', George Carlin died yesterday at the age of 71. The contemporary of Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor acquainted us with the "seven words you can never say on television."

Carlin was slated to receive the 2008 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor November 10th from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Read more on Boomers Primetime Primetime - Life After 40 Is The Best!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

A Real Guitar Hero Gets A Rockin' Goodbye

After a stroke and a heart attack, 79 year old Bo Diddley was laid to rest today in Florida. A true rock and roll pioneer, the Chess Records guitarist never made it big like other names: Little Richard, Fats Domino or Chuck Berry. It took a new generation of musicians to bring this founding father's signature riffs to light in their new brand of rock and roll.

Listen to Bo Diddley on NPR - News
Rock Pioneer Dies At 79

Uncut Magazine Interview by Simon Goddard

AP Photos:B.B. King and Bo Diddley in 2002 at the opening of King's Blues Club and Grill in New York.Square guitar in hand, Bo Diddley performs during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York, March 14, 2005.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Further Proof that Gangsta Rap is either Dead or Sold Out

"Llanview, what it do?"
Snoop Dogg on the daytime soap One Life to Live today. Says the dawg "I have been a fan of ONE LIFE TO LIVE since I was a baby," reveals Snoop Dogg. "My momma always had it on the tube in the crib growing up.The opportunity to change up the theme song and give it some of my flavor will make the show the Life of The Party."

He performed two songs from his new album, ’’Ego Trippin’,’’ at the fictional Ultra Violet club.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Artist Synthia Saint James "Woman of the Year"

We've all seen her works on book covers,greeting cards, in magazines, in and on buidings, even on the Cosby show; and now the California 26th Senatorial District has chosen to honor her as Woman of the Year. Synthia Saint James is an internationally recognized self-taught artist and author with over over 50 commissions for major organizations, corporations and individual collectors; along with over 60 book covers (remember Waiting to Exhale?)to her credit.

Visit her website: The Creative World of Synthia Saint James for a bio and a very weighty body of work.

Reported on Afro European Sisters Network: Afro European Sisters Network ( "Woman of the Year" Synthia Saint James