The Thoughts of an Educated Young African American Male

Fair and Balanced, Not Fox News

Read this story (abot republican legislators telling Bush he has no credibility in regards to the Iraq war) here because Fox News is busy relying on their fallback news, i.e.,

Hannity = Boarder control and Al Sharpton

O’Reilly = Chasing District Attorneys about prosecutorial decisions,

Gretta = pop culture legal news,

Fox & Friends = being goofy, talking over each other, and avoiding any issue they don’t care for.

It’s amazing they say fair and balanced when they won’t report any news they don’t like. They are no better than the “mainsteam media” they complain about every day.

Anyway, on to the news Fox is scared to discuss.

NEW YORK TIMES By CARL HULSE and JEFF ZELENY

Moderate Republicans gave President Bush a blunt warning on his Iraq policy at a private White House meeting this week, telling the president that conditions needed to improve markedly by fall or more Republicans would desert him on the war.

The White House session demonstrated the grave unease many Republicans are feeling about the war, even as they continue to stand with the president against Democratic efforts to force a withdrawal of forces through a spending measure that has been a flash point for weeks.

Participants in the Tuesday meeting between Mr. Bush, senior administration officials and 11 members of a moderate bloc of House Republicans said the lawmakers were unusually candid with the president, telling him that public support for the war was crumbling in their swing districts.

One told Mr. Bush that voters back home favored a withdrawal even if it meant the war was judged a loss. Representative Tom Davis told Mr. Bush that the president’s approval rating was at 5 percent in one section of his northern Virginia district.

“It was a tough meeting in terms of people being as frank as they possibly could about their districts and their feelings about where the American people are on the war,” said Representative Ray LaHood of Illinois, who took part in the session, which lasted more than an hour in the residential section of the White House. “It was a no-holds-barred meeting.”

Several of the Republican moderates who visited the White House have already come under political attack at home for their support of Mr. Bush and survived serious Democratic challenges in November.

Representative Charles W. Dent of Pennsylvania, a co-chairman of the Tuesday Group, an alliance of about 30 moderate Republican lawmakers, helped arrange the meeting. He said lawmakers wanted to convey the frustration and impatience with the war they are hearing from voters. “We had a very frank conversation about the situation in Iraq,” he said. Even so, the Republicans who attended the White House session indicated that they would maintain solidarity with Mr. Bush for now by opposing the latest Democratic proposal for two-stage financing of war, which is scheduled for a vote on Thursday in the House.

Lawmakers said Mr. Bush made no commitments, but seemed grateful for their support and said a precipitous withdrawal from Iraq could cause the sort of chaos that occurred in Southeast Asia after Americans left Vietnam. The lawmakers said that Mr. Bush and others at the meeting — including Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the political adviser Karl Rove and National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley — appeared to appreciate the political reality facing Republicans who will be on the ballot next year.

“It was very healthy,” said Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, the House Republican leader, who attended but let the moderates do most of the talking

May 11, 2007 Posted by | Al Sharpton, Bush, fair and balanced, Fox and Friends, fox news, Gretta, Hannity, mainstream media, Moderate Republicans, New York Times, O'Reilly, President, republicans, war, War in Iraq | 2 Comments

Paris Hilton is going to Jail – Now, that’s hot!

Paris is going to jail!Paris Hilton, girls gone wild white girl role model, is going to jail for 45 days. And, she will not be able to get out of this. While she will be seperated from the general population, this will be a harsh punishment for her. Without the drugs she likely uses to survive on a daily basis, I expect her to look similiar to a crack addict when she finishes her sentence. Remember, Joe Francis, Girls Gone Wild Founder, is in deeper trouble for attempting to sneak drugs into jail. They are rich crack addicts. They are not likely on crack, but cocaine, weed, and whatever pills they take make them addicts like all the others.

This is good. She should be punished. She should get in trouble. Hopefully, she will learn a lesson and girls across the nation will see that there is punishment for your actions. If white privilege can’t get her out of this, then it seems like California is serious on cracking down on these fools.

Paris, get ready for the real “Siple Life!”

May 9, 2007 Posted by | 45 days, court, Girls Gone Wild, jail, Paris Hilton | 5 Comments

My Ghetto Graduation

Over the past weekend, I was fortunate to graduate from law school. I have not posted in a while because I have been busy getting prepared for this date. I won’t be posting much after this because I will be studying for the bar. But, at my graduation from an HBCU, the band put down their instruments to dance while people recieved degrees, people grabbed the mic and “shouted-out” their frats, family, and friends while people recieved their degrees, and fraternities and sororities party hopped around their seats while people recieved their degrees.

It was a sad day for black higher education. In a moment to celebrate, we looked like fools. This post is edited, as in a moment of bad judgment, I spoke of the fellow alumni in a maner unbecoming of them and myself. Name calling gets us no where. However, I still hold contempt for those who made my graduation a minstrel show. Can we ever hold ourselves out with dignity and respect. And, if not at graduation, then when? Just a question.

May 8, 2007 Posted by | African American, Black men, Black women, college, ghetto, graduation, HBCU, Uncategorized, university | 10 Comments