Monday, October 18, 2010

What’s wrong with black women?

It seems that lately the media and others having been going in on black women.  I realize that all of these celebrity wives may not be giving us the best public image but not all of us are like the few gracing our television screens.

Not only have black women been portrayed as unable to find a “good” man and drama queens, we are also horrible friends.  Almost every time I see a reality show, I begin to cringe when the black female comes on camera because I know there is about to be some drama.  I can’t understand why we aren’t peaceful, playful and fun loving.  Why are we always ready to start drama or fight someone? Why are most of our relationships built on finances or good looks?   To add fuel to the fire, we are not even faithful to our girls, we talk about them behind their backs, find ways to sabotage and manipulate them… the list goes on and on.

I am sure this drama-filled life is the typical black woman experience for many but not all of us are like this.  It may come as a shock after everything you’ve seen on television about us but most of us are really nice people.  We are not all catty, high strung, drama queen, gold diggers.  We are not all materialistic and looking to hook up with any and every celebrity/ professional athlete that crosses our path.  Some of us have real jobs, real friends and stable relationships.  Brace yourself, some of us even give back to our communities, advocate for good causes and spend more time helping others than we spend shopping.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with black women.  We may have a lower tolerance for bull$hit than other women but everyone is a product of their environment.  Not all of us grew up in a princess fairy tale but if you keep calling us bitches and expecting us to pop off at any second; you will eventually get what you are asking for.  We want to be nice to you but every woman has her limitations.  Please stop testing our boundaries, stop writing books and stop going on television shows criticizing our dating patterns and ranting about what we could do better.  Don’t throw rocks when you live in a glass house.  No one is perfect but to assume that there is a problem with black women is ridiculous.

I’m almost done… if you want respect from any woman, you should try giving her respect.  Some of the women that have all of this drama are acting out and seeking attention to compensate for a void in their lives.  If we stop highlighting their destructive behavior and using it as a public example for other women to follow, we may save our future generations of women.  Let’s focus more on women who are trying to make something of their lives than the ones living with no regard for anyone than themselves because there is nothing wrong with black women.  Just like every other race, we just have a few bad apples.

BY Lakesha Womack

Junior Seau Was Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Violence, Then Allegedly Drove His SUV Off a Cliff

Junior Seau was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence this morning according to TMZ. They also report that Seau was released from police custody around 3:20 am. Later this morning, Seau supposedly drove his Cadillac Escalade off a cliff in Carlsbad, California. The former linebacker suffered unspecified injuries. TMZ has photos.

Breaking News: 2 workers killed in Tenn. post office shooting

HENNING, Tenn. (AP) — Two women working at a West Tennessee post office were shot and killed Monday during a possible robbery attempt, authorities said.

The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department told The Associated Press that the shooting happened Monday morning at the post office in Henning. Officers are searching for a maroon Chevrolet Malibu with two men inside.

Tony Burns, a state employee at the Tennessee Capitol in Nashville, said his sister-in-law also told him the shooting happened during a robbery attempt. The sister-in-law, a postal service employee, was assigned to the Henning office Monday but escaped unharmed.

Standing on a street corner within sight of the post office, city resident Emmitt Hennings, a 71-year-old retiree, said it was hard to comprehend what had happened.

"I just couldn't believe it, not in this town," Hennings said. "It's too quiet."

Everyone in town stops by the post office to pick up their mail because it isn't delivered in the city, he said.
Yulanda Burns, an inspector with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in Atlanta, said it was too early to determine a motive. The FBI and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are helping the postal service investigate.

Jeff Dew, of the Dennis Dew Termite Co., told the AP that his brother, Eric Banks, was driving through the area when a woman flagged him down near the post office. Dew said his brother reported the shooting to police. He said his brother has been talking with police since about 9 a.m.

Henning, a town of about 1,200 people that is 45 miles northeast of Memphis, was the hometown of "Roots" author Alex Haley.

Supreme Court to weigh immunity in post 9/11 crackdown

WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether the top US justice official is immune from lawsuits stemming from a crackdown on Muslims following the attacks of September 11, 2001.
The case involves a suit filed against John Ashcroft, the attorney general under former president George W. Bush, by Abdullah al-Kidd, a US citizen detained for 15 days as a material witness in a probe of terrorism.
A lower court ruled that Ashcroft, who is being sued for violating the man's constitutional rights, is not immune from litigation. An appeals court upheld that decision, which would allow the case to go forward.

Ashcroft's attorneys argued that the appeals court "committed a series of fundamental errors, the immediate effect of which is to expose the former attorney general to burdensome litigation and potential damages for the conduct of his subordinates."

Al-Kidd's lawyers maintained that in the aftermath of the worst terror strikes in US history, "dozens of individuals, including many United States citizens like respondent al-Kidd, were arrested as material witnesses pursuant to a policy adopted and implemented by petitioner Ashcroft."

The brief argued that the actions violated the rights of al-Kidd and others.

"The impetus for arresting these individuals was not to secure their testimony for a criminal proceeding," it said.

"Rather, these were individuals whom the government viewed as suspects and wished to detain and investigate.

"But because the government lacked probable cause to arrest these individuals on criminal charges, it had them arrested as material witnesses, thereby circumventing the Fourth Amendment's traditional probable cause standard and distorting the basic purpose of the material witness statute."

The Supreme Court is expected to render its decision before the end of its term in June 2011

Today's News NJ Gives Endorsement To Joe Siano

Joe Siano is a principled and independent leader

By now,you may know that Joe Siano is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 4th District.

But we were rooting for him all along.

As one of the few Independents candidates to recognize the problem of a failing state economy, immigration and understand the promises to bring jobs to our state and take a principled stand against wasteful U.S spending.

More importantly, Joe Siano understands the  fiscal policy issues and that  puts him head-and-shoulders above the other candidates in the field.

In short, Joe Siano has the experience and credibility necessary to lead our State and Country in the right direction without tarnishing New Jersey’s image around America.

It's not just that Joe Siano policies [and] ideas often appeal to people on both sides of the political aisle.

Joe Siano has also brought a much-needed sense of honesty and candor to the 2010 election season.

During his visit around the 4th District, Joe Siano campaign wasn't afraid to give straight answers on immigration, health care and jobs.

His personality is reflected in his steadfast and moral courage in taking on the teacher's union and standing up for children in urban school districts through advocating school choice.

Still, it's refreshing to see a leader who is willing to stand up for his principles, even when those principles become unpopular.

Today’s News NJ Editor, Daryl Mikell Brooks

4th District hopefuls debate; candidates discuss deficit

The District Congress Edit Board (10/19/10) (12:33) Candidates for the 4th District Congressional seat issue their closing statements during a meeting with the Asbury Park Press editorial board.

Papering the Debt Over

By Robert Romano
Can the U.S. pay off the national debt without printing more money?
By mid-August, 2011, the Federal Reserve will hold over $1 trillion of the $13.6 trillion U.S. national debt, making it the largest holder in the entire world, greater than Japan or China. Right now it holds over $821 billion worth of treasuries, roughly equal to Japan’s stake in July.

Since August 19th, the Fed has bought on average $4.625 billion more treasuries a week, a pace that will bring it over the $1 trillion milestone in about 38 weeks. That’s if nothing changes with the Fed’s current plans to sell off more than $1 trillion of its mortgage-backed securities holdings and reinvest them in treasuries.

Making matters worse, in a speech on October 15th, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke set the table for further treasuries purchases on top of what the Fed already holds.
Get the full story here.

Battleground 2010: Stimulus and Unemployment, Part 2

By Adam Bitely
With just over two weeks to go until Election Day, the economy is the number one issue driving voters in their decision making process for which candidates they will support. States that have been hardest hit during the Great Recession are proving to be the battleground this election cycle. If you look at the unemployment situations in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, it’s not hard to see why voters want to change the direction of their leadership.

Democrats took control of Congress in the 2006 midterm elections. Since then, Democrats have controlled nearly all aspects of the Federal government. Over that period of time, they have been at the wheel of an economy that has taken a turn for the worst and does not appear to be turning around anytime soon.
Get full story here.

Lieberman the Kingmaker? Think Ben Nelson Instead

By Rick Manning
Speculation is running rampant on Capitol Hill that Connecticut Senator, McCain for President supporter, Joe Lieberman could be the tie-breaking vote on who is in control of the Senate if the Senate ends up with a 50-50 split after November 2nd.

The highly respected congressional newspaper, The Hill, even goes so far as to have a front page headline heralding Lieberman as a likely “Kingmaker.” While the author of the story, J.T. Rushing has proven to be a reliable reporter on Senate issues in the past, he is missing the boat by a wide mile on this story.
Lieberman will not become a Republican, and he will not conference with the Republicans to make a majority.

Remember that Lieberman was defeated in the Democratic Party primary in 2006, and won his seat through an Independent bid, where he cobbled together Democrat, Independent and Republican supporters to defeat the D.C. Democratic establishment that threw in behind his opponent. Then Lieberman essentially rejoined these very same Democratic colleagues in 2007.

In 2008, Lieberman joined John McCain on the campaign trail in his failed presidential bid, and after the election, he once again fell into the arms of Harry Reid.

Joe Lieberman is the ultimate tease — he shows a little leg, but never delivers for Republicans.
Get full story here.

Reaping What You Sow!

By Dave Cribbin

The economic policies that the Obama Administration has implemented through legislation, and countenanced by appointing Timothy "Weak Dollar" Geithner to the position of Treasury Secretary, and re-appointing as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben "I'm printing Money ‘til it hurts" Bernanke are having the opposite effect of what this administration and all of their reputable economists had assured would now be happening — and it's not good.

What is true in farming is also true in economics: You reap what you sow! When you plant lima beans all the backyard town-halls and campus rallies in the world will not produce a crop of beautiful beefsteak tomatoes. You can blame it on the weather and the soil, you can even blame the Republicans, but come harvest time you are going to be stuck eating lima beans and your words.

The stagnant economy that we endure today is what you reap when you have sown an economic policy mix that gets it totally wrong.
Get full story here.

Barbara Billingsley, Leave It To Beaver Mom, Dead at 94

Barbara Billingsley Dead At 94
Barbara Billingsley, the actress who famously played June Cleaver in the 1950s hit sitcom Leave It To Beaver died at her Santa Monica home this Saturday, she was 94-years old and had a long battle with the rheumatoid disease polymyalgia.

After her Beaver role ran it’s course Barbara was hard pressed to find work, having been typed cast in the series after 6 seasons as the stay-at-home mom to the mischievous Beaver.

She eventually took a role in the 1980 comedy Airplane and she appeared in the 1997 Beaver TV movie along with several other small roles throughout her career.

Billingsley is survived by sons Drew and Glenn.

Family and friends will attend a private memorial for Barbara later this week.

Marc Lamont Hill Calls Philly Cops 'Patrolling While Racist'

marc lamont hill says philly cops patrolling while racist
By Ericka Blount Danois

Yesterday, Marc Lamont Hill (pictured), the only voice of reason over at Fox News, a Columbia University professor and a pundit that speaks eloquently on a variety of topics filed a $1 million lawsuit against the Philadelphia police.

Based on his tweets, where he alleges cops harassed him for driving a nice car after dropping someone off, it seems there will be no beer summit to resolve this one. Take a look:

Cop: "Nice car. How do u afford this?" Me: "I work."

They pull me out the car and go through all my stuff.

Without asking, cop opens the door and starts going through my glove box & arm rest compartment.

Cop finds my checkbook: "This says Dr. on it. Who's is it?" Me: "Mine." Him: "What do u do?" How is this relevant?

Now he says to me: "I'm gonna let u go. No tickets. Just want u to be safe." GTFOH. He didn't give me a ticket bc I didn't do s%&t.

This is NOT a case of driving while black. It's a case of patrolling while racist. They're the issue, not me.

Cops Fighting Back Against Being Videotaped

Diop Kamau, police brutality,
By Ericka Blount Danois
Diop Kamau, a police officer who is African American, has made it his life's purpose to uncover wrongdoing on the part of cops by using hidden microphones and cameras to tape incidents. Some cops say this is impeding their jobs, because they are scared to aggressively treat aggressive perpetrators.

Without this kind of citizen journalism, though -- which most infamously began with the Rodney King beating being videotaped -- many criminals posing as police officers would still be on the streets.

Kamau was inspired to begin to uncover these sorts of abuses, after his father was roughed up after a 1987 traffic stop, according to an article in USA Today. After the incident, he turned to a second career, recording police across the country in often abusive encounters with the public.
Some of the videos made their way to network and cable television. Most recently, new bans are popping up in states that could preclude citizens from videotaping police officers. In Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts, some police have responded by trying to limit such recordings, when they believe those recordings interfere with police actions.

In Maryland, motorcyclist Anthony Graber was charged with felony violations of Maryland's wiretapping law for recording a March 5th encounter with a gun-brandishing state trooper during a traffic stop. The law requires both parties to consent to the recording of a private conversation. Graber faced a maximum 16-year prison sentence if convicted until Horford County Circuit Court Judge Emory Pitt threw out the case September 27th, saying, "Those of us who are public officials and are entrusted with the power of the state are ultimately accountable to the public."

To continue to have bans like these in states across the country would most certainly be a set-back in what has uncovered a number of police abuses that many citizens have complained about for years but never had concrete evidence to support their claims in court. Community activists have long been preparing young people on how to react to police on stop and frisks and traffic stops and the rules of obtaining badge numbers.

And civilian complaint review boards have monitored police abuse in recent years, but nothing has been as damning as the actual videotapes of police officers abusing citizens that are often first posted to YouTube, and receive so many hits, that mainstream news organizations are forced to cover the stories.

Police officers have long been protected for routine stops by dash cams that are located in their cars, so why would they be wary of private citizens having the same privileges

Just about every day, it seems, there is fresh video of cops engaged in controversial actions: Police slamming an unarmed man to the street in Denver. A college student thrashed by officers with batons during a University of Maryland basketball victory celebration. An Oakland transit officer fatally shooting an unarmed man on a train platform (which you can watch above).

According to USA Today, while working for his private investigative firm,, Kamau walked in to the Broward County Sheriff's Office reception area with a hidden camera and found immediate problems with the way officers and employees dealt with the public. Kamau says police routinely provided incorrect information to people or could not answer basic questions about department policy, such as how to file a complaint against police.

The police commander says the incident "sparked a lot of activity" within the agency, leading to changes in public reception area staffing, including retraining. Police officials also invited Kamau to help train new cadets.

Kamau, who helps clients resolve their grievances with police, says he counsels many of them to arm themselves with cameras to support their cases.

"Video is making victims more credible," Kamau says. "If Rodney King would have tried to tell his story without video, nobody would have believed it."

Louis Farrakhan renews call for self-determination among Nation of Islam followers

By Shelley Rossetter and Thomas C. Tobin, Times Staff Writers
Minister Louis Farrakhan has added Scientology teachings in the training of Nation of Islam members.

The event marked 15 years since the Million Man March was held in Washington, D.C., which Farrakhan, a polarizing figure whose remarks on Jews and whites have been considered racist, helped organize.

That was a chance for black men to show the world a vastly different picture from the one portrayed in the media, a Farrakhan assistant said.

Today, Farrakhan reminded the audience, the work is still not done. The same lessons apply now: atonement, reconciliation and responsibility.

The choice of holding the Nation of Islam's convention in the bay area underscores the organization's growing relationship with the Church of Scientology, based in Clearwater.

Connected by shared interests in improving literacy and ending drug abuse, the organizations forged a bond years ago in which members of the Chicago-based Nation of Islam were trained to administer Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's study techniques and drug-treatment programs.

During the four-day convention, Nation of Islam members had the chance to attend a "study tech" workshop and buy books from World Literacy Crusade, a tutoring program that uses the teachings of Hubbard.

The organizations' relationship became prominent in 2006 when Scientology honored Farrakhan, who was unable to attend, during its annual Ebony Awakening awards ceremony at the church's Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater.

In March, some Nation of Islam members including Farrakhan toured an anti-psychiatry museum in Los Angeles run by the Scientology group, Citizens Commission on Human Rights.

Farrakhan's reaction to the museum showed interest in what he saw.
"When the minister went through and saw the evolution of psychiatry, and then he saw how they are using the law, and how they are using almost every human emotion and making it into a disease, the minister said, 'I pray to my Allah that he blesses me to destroy all of them because these people are impacting not just black people but all of humankind,' " said Tony Muhammad, a Nation of Islam representative.

The visit was reported on the Nation of Islam's website,

In a taped Aug. 22 sermon also on the website, Farrakhan referred to Scientologists as "our friends," sprinkled his talk with Scientology terms and appeared to say he wants Nation of Islam members to study Scientology.

Earlier that month, the website reported, a Nation of Islam contingent visited Scientology's Clearwater campus and raved about its stay at the Fort Harrison Hotel. Group members also said they received "nerve assists" in which fingers are moved across the front and back of a person's torso. Scientologists say the procedure gets the body in communication with the "thetan" or spirit, relaxing muscles and straightening the spine.

In his speech Sunday, Farrakhan made no direct references to Scientology.

He said the media and the white race were some of the causes of the oppression black people have suffered over the years. That can be overcome, he said, with knowledge.

Once you free a human being from ignorance, he can no longer be a slave, Farrakhan said.
"Ignorance is the enemy of God," he said.

Shelley Rossetter can be reached at or (813) 226-3374.

Album Cover: Kanye West – ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kanye West takes the wraps off the cover for his fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, in stores November 22. “Banned in the USA!!! They tried to play me fam! They don’t want me chilling on the couch with my phoenix!” tweeted Yeezy before posting the controversial artwork illustrated by artist George Condo.

While retailers may oppose the cover, Kanye is putting his artistic integrity first. “In all honesty … I really don’t be thinking about Wal-Mart when I make my music or album covers #Kanyeshrug!” he said. “I wanna sell albums but not at the expense of my true creativity.”

Kanye is putting the finishing touches on the long-awaited project. “Last day to wrap the album… I’m feeling so blessed on this day… finishing my 5th studio album in 6 years! Lining up piano sample replays,” he wrote. “Adding the voice samples from the VMA performance to the album version of ‘Runaway’ also the whole song is 8 minutes long.”
What do you think of Kanye’s banned cover? Let us know below!

Anger at poor safety regulations is growing as hope fades for six more miners trapped underground.

An accident in China’s Henan province on Saturday is the first since the miracle rescue of Chile’s Los 33, and critics are saying the incident highlights how far China’s safety standards lag behind the rest of the world. An astounding 2,600 miners die in China every year according to government statistics. A gas pipe burst in the Henan mine and caused 2,500 tonnes of coal dust to fall in on the 276 workers below. Two hundred and thirty-nine miners made it out, 31 were killed, and a further six are still trapped underground. There is little hope that they will be rescued. Survivors reported that the mine’s emergency stations were filled with debris rather than safety equipment.

BREAKING--CNN Says NATO Knows Where Bin Laden Is (Pakistan

Breaking News
NATO official: Bin laden hiding in northwest Pakistan
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri are believed to be hiding close to each other in houses in northwest Pakistan, but are not together, a senior NATO official said.

"Nobody in al Qaeda is living in a cave," said the official, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the intelligence matters involved.

Rather, al Qaeda's top leadership is believed to be living in relative comfort, protected by locals and some members of the Pakistani intelligence services, the official said.

Pakistan has repeatedly denied protecting members of the al Qaeda leadership.

The official said the general region where bin Laden is likely to have moved around in recent years ranges from the mountainous Chitral area in the far northwest near the Chinese border, to the Kurram Valley which neighbors Afghanistan's Tora Bora, one of the Taliban strongholds during the U.S. invasion in 2001.

Tora Bora is also the region from which bin Laden is believed to have escaped during a U.S. bombing raid in late 2001. U.S. officials have long said there have been no confirmed sightings of bin Laden or Zawahiri for several years.

The area that the official described covers hundreds of square miles of some of the most rugged terrain in Pakistan inhabited by fiercely independent tribes.

The official also confirmed the U.S. assessment that Mullah Omar, the leader of the Taliban, has moved between the cities of Quetta and Karachi in Pakistan over the last several months.

The official would not discuss how the coalition has come to know any of this information, but he has access to some of the most sensitive information in the NATO alliance.

The official, who has day-to-day senior responsibilities for the war, offered a potentially grimmer view than what has been publicly offered by others.

"Every year the insurgency can generate more and more manpower," despite military attacks, he said.

Although there has been security progress, he pointed to an internal assessment that there are 500,000 to 1 million "disaffected" men between the ages of 15 and 25 along the Afghan-Pakistan border region, he said.

Most are Afghan Pashtuns and make up some of the 95 percent of the insurgency who carry out attacks just to earn money, rather than fight for a hard-core Taliban ideology.

The official said it is now absolutely vital for the Afghan government to address the needs of this group with security, economic development and jobs in order for the war to end, and for Afghanistan to succeed.

"We are running out of time," he said.

The entire scenario is made more complex by the fact that "there is a huge criminal enterprise in this country," dealing in human, drug and mineral trafficking, he said. Those crimes are also tied into the insurgency.

He acknowledged the overall strategy now is to increase offensive airstrikes and ground attacks in order to increase the pressure on the Taliban and insurgents groups to come to the negotiating table with the current Afghan government.

There is a growing sense that many insurgent leaders may be willing to accept conditions such as renouncing al Qaeda because they want to come back to Afghanistan.

But, the official cautioned, hard core Taliban groups such as the Quetta Shura run by Mullah Omar, the Haqqanis, the HiG (Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin) and the Pakistani Taliban still could potentially muster as many as 30,000 fighters.

The U.S. continues to face a more localized insurgency in the south. In places like Marja and the Helmand River Valley, the majority of the fighters are captured within a few miles of their homes.

The insurgent leader Mullah Abdullah Zakir has increased his strength in the south, the official said. He essentially exerts some levels of control and influence both in the greater Kandahar region and across the south from Zabul to Farah province.

The official continued to stress the urgency of getting the Afghan government to deal with the multitude of problems it faces.

Right now, the U.S. war plan approved by President Barack Obama extends through 2014, the official said. That is the official document that spells out matters such as troop rotation schedules.

The U.S. military could sustain a war "'indefinitely," the official said. But the goal is to achieve reconciliation and allow the Afghan government o function and provide security and services to the people.

Without that, he said, "we will be fighting here forever."

(Question: If most of us have known bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan, (a) why did we send millions and millions to President Musharrif, and (b), why didn't we go in and get him [Osama]as opposed to spending billions in Afghanistan and Iraq, and (c) will we finally get our women and men out of Iraq and Afghanistan and send them to the rough terrain in Pakistan where allegedly the area where Osama is and can only be reached by ground?)

Jerry Jones Vows Not to Fire Wade Phillips Midseason

Jerry Jones made it very clear after his Dallas Cowboys lost to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, to fall to 1-4, that he would not be firing Wade Phillips in the middle of the season. Jones has never fired a coach midseason, and he doesn’t plan on changing that any time soon.

Jones has to be the most frustrated owner in football.

“I’m not [optimistic],” Jones said. “I’m very disappointed. I realize the challenge that we’ve got, and we’re not playing well enough to get it done right now. We’re running out of the opportunity to make this season what we meant it to be.”

Before the season, Jones highly expected his team to play for the Super Bowl in his new Dallas Stadium. Sitting at 1-4, he knows that they have a long ways to go. Things aren’t getting better from week to week and that should concern any Dallas Cowboys fan.

I wrote an article last month, predicting that Phillips would be fired s...

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Colts 27 REDSKINS 24 Gold Pants 1-2

Another Washington Redskins game came down to the very end, but, this one did not go the burgundy & gold’s way. That sort of thing happens when you keep dropping Peyton Manning interceptions. The burgundy and gold did better than I expected — I said they would score 17 and they got 24. I was accurate with the Indianapolis Colts* scoring 27 points. You know what else I was accurate on?


Yup, the Redskins wore their gold pants and lost…again! After beating the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night to open the season, they have lost the last two games in gold pants, falling to the Houston Texans in overtime and now Indy. The record in gold pants is now 1-2, an inconvenient truth for the proponents of this hue, many who are nostalgic for a past they are too young to have experienced. Why would anyone want to be nostalgic for 1970s Redskins when the 1980s version actually won the Super Bowl in burgundy pants (or white if they wore their burgundy jerseys)? Here is the run down the Redskins record based on pants:

“gold” 1-2
white 2-0
burgundy 0-1

Also, how weird is it that we have only seen the Redskins in white jerseys once in the first 6 games?
*If not for search engine optimization, I would not even use the nickname Indy stole

Pentagon Braced for the Release of 400,000 Iraq files on Wikileaks

A task force of 120 people has been assembled to assess the potential implications and damage of the disclosure of the documents, which promises to eclipse the recent release of more than 70,000 classified US military files on the Afghanistan war.

Col. Dave Lapan, the Pentagon spokesman, said the timing of the leak remained unclear but the Defence Department was ready for a document dump as early as Monday or Tuesday.'


Hypocrites! Democrats have raised $1 million from foreign-affiliated PACs

elitist-snobOh wait. This doesn’t count because Democrats do it right? According to The Hill, Democratic leaders in the House and Senate who have been criticizing GOP groups for allegedly funneling foreign money into campaign ads have seen their party raise more than $1 million from political action committees affiliated with foreign companies.

Barack Obama criticized the Supreme Court and his adversaries over the bogus charge of foreign money tainting elections – while leaders in his own party had taken more than a million dollars from the foreign cookie jar,” said Jonathan Collegio, a spokesman for American Crossroads, the political group at the center of the controversy.
“The hypocrisy here is just stunning,” he said.

Megan McCain: Christine O’Donnell Is “Making A Mockery” Of Running For Political Office

NEW YORK - JUNE 29:  Meghan McCain attends the Ninth Annual Trevor New York Summer Gala at Capitale on June 29, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Apparently, being the duly-nominated candidate by Delaware’s Republicans means you’re a “mockery.”
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senator John McCain’s daughter said on Sunday that Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell of Delaware, a Tea Party favorite, is “seen as a nut job.”
“Christine O’Donnell is making a mockery of running for public office,” Meghan McCain said of her father’s fellow Republican, who recently ran an ad declaring, “I’m not a witch.”
Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” McCain said O’Donnell “has no real history, no real success in any kind of business.”
That last comment comes from a girl whose “history” and “success” comes entirely from the fact that she’s the daughter of a US Senator and former candidate for president.

Christine O’Donnell, like her or not, was put on the ballot by voters in Delaware and has a lengthy history of political activism.Meghan McCain gets attention because she’s ostensibly a Republican but likes to talk trash about conservatives the liberal media hates. Which is exactly why said media lavishes so much attention on her.

She’s a slightly more credible commentator than Levi Johnston. And I only go that far because she doesn’t come off as quite so desperate for attention as Johnston.
Update: Via Matt Lewis, the O’Donnell camp responds:
Christine overwhelmingly won her primary battle against the establishment candidate, so Ms. McCain’s vast experience in politics and running for office probably won’t influence many Delawareans of any age to listen to her latest rant. Her parents are truly a class act, and am certain they brought her up to be more respectful of a possible future colleague. As Christine rises in the polls, and repairs the damage done by the establishment with their false statements, the campaign will continue to focus on jobs and the out of control federal spending.”

AK Republican Senate Candidate's Security Guards 'Arrest', Handcuff Reporter at Town Hall Event

By Brad Friedman on 10/17/2010 11:23pm  

No, seriously. Via Anchorage Daily News tonight...
The editor of the Alaska Dispatch website was arrested by U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller's private security guards Sunday as the editor attempted to interview Miller on camera at the end of a public event in an Anchorage school. 
Tony Hopfinger was handcuffed by the guards and detained in a hallway at Central Middle School until Anchorage police came and told the guards to release him.

Hopfinger has not been charged but the owner of the Drop Zone, private security firm that's been providing Miller's security, accused Hopfinger of trespassing at the public event, a "town hall" meeting sponsored by the Miller campaign. The owner, William Fulton, also said Hopfinger assaulted a man by shoving him.
Josh Marshall of TPM's brilliantly understated headline for his coverage: "Didn't Know You Could Do That".
Alaska blogger/radio host Shannyn Moore tweets late tonight: "The Drop Zone has a picture of Obama as the joker in their window."

Miller's Democratic opponent Scott McAdams tweets: "@JoeWMiller - in case you were unaware, the Constitution also applies to reporters".

Alaska's incumbent Senator, Republican Lisa Murkowski is also running in the race as a write-in candidate this year after having lost to Miller in the GOP primary which, as we detailed some weeks ago, could seriously test the state's lousy Diebold optical-scan voting system.

Finally, there's Miller's most famous endorser, celebrity organizer Sarah Palin who loves to shout "Do you love your freedom?!" at her rallies. Perhaps she means that as a threat at this point? Good lord.