Friday, January 25, 2008
Mayor Caught Exchanging Steamy Texts With Chief of Staff
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick exchanged romantic - and often salacious - text messages with a top aide, contradicting earlier denials made under oath court that they had romantic ties.
Christine Beatty, the Mayor's Chief of Staff was married at the time of the texts. Mayor
Kilpatrick is still married.
Here are some of the texts:
"I'm madly in love with you," Kilpatrick wrote on Oct. 3, 2002.
"I hope you feel that way for a long time," Beatty replied. "In case you haven't noticed, I am madly in love with you, too!"
On Oct. 16, 2002, Kilpatrick wrote Beatty: "I've been dreaming all day about having you all to myself for 3 days. Relaxing, laughing, talking, sleeping and making love."
These five- and six-year-old text messages reflect a very difficult period in my personal life. It is profoundly embarrassing to have these extremely private messages now displayed in such a public manner.My wife and I worked our way through these intensely personal issues years ago. I would now ask that the public and the media respect the privacy of my wife and children and of Christine Beatty and her children at this deeply painful moment for our families.
As someone posted on another blog...that's what you get when you elect Suge Knight as mayor.
Nigga #2 - Lil' Wayne
Wayne is also receiving the Dumbest Negro Alive Award.
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Rapper Lil Wayne was arrested for felony drug possession early on
Wednesday when his charter bus was stopped at a California-Arizona border checkpoint, authorities said.
Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., was arrested in southwestern Arizona on suspicion of possessing cocaine and ecstasy, as well as drug paraphernalia, authorities said. He was being held in Yuma County Jail on a $10,185 bond.The bus, with 12 people on board, had been traveling east from California.
A further inspection found 105 grams (3.7 ounces) of marijuana, 29 grams (1 ounce) of cocaine, 41 grams (1.45 ounces) of ecstasy and more than $22,000, agents said.
Also recovered was a .40 caliber pistol registered to Carter in Florida and authorities were checking to determine whether he broke any gun laws, said Ramona Sanchez, a Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman in Phoenix.
Calling celebrity rehab...
This fool was riding around with a damn illicit pharmacy on his damn tour bus. And didn't this nigga see what happened to T.I.?
Whether the FBI/DEA are checking for rappers their dumb asses are doing dumb shit to get caught.
Two articles. Two White men. Two folk who just don't get it.
Ready Aim Fire
The End of the Obama Revolution
Now before you keep reading this post you need to read those articles.
No I'm serious.
- (me doing a jig while you read) -
Alright. The first piece is a problem for two reasons
1. It doesn't fully call Clinton on his racist bullshit. He refers to their tactics as their "war room." As if their attacks are completely above board and par for the course. He does admit that their attacks have the potential to alienaate specific groups (Blacks and youth) that could cost her in the genral election.
2. He expects Obama to "rise above the fray." Yeah. About that rising above the fray. How'd that work for Kerry? And Obama is in an even more precarious position because of his color.
The Clintons are trying to turn him into the Black guy who is running fro president and if Obama doesn't fight back then he gets tarnished with the Black brush and voters will start to wonder if what the Clintons are saying is true since he didn't take the time to defend himself.
The second article is a problem becomes it asumes that only the Hispanic voting bloc is racist:
Among Hispanics, who in some states make up a larger contingent of voters than African-Americans, Obama has encountered strident resistance. Sergio Bendixen, a pollster working with the Clinton campaign, recently told the New Yorker: "The Hispanic voter -- and I want to say this very carefully -- has not shown a lot of willingness or affinity to support black candidates." Based on this logic, an Obama victory in South Carolina, where every second Democratic voter is black, would be more than offset by an Obama defeat in California, a much larger state that is dominated by whites and Hispanics. Staffers within the Clinton campaign are referring to the Hispanics as their firewall.
What he doesn't note when referring to other groups that he says aren't warming to Obama, women, blue collar workers and older people there is a race component as well. Obama has been polling well among blacks in most of those demographics (those without a high school diploma notwithstanding). So the idea that he's on the outs with ALL of these groups is misleading. It's mainly White people in these demographics he's not polling well against.
So making Hispanics (who are also White) the racist bogeyman is telling and misleading. The article reads as if Hilary has tapped into these groups and race (or gender) isn't a factor at all in making the decision on who to vote for. Coming away from this article you'd think Blacks voted strictly because Obama's Black. Hispanics vote for Hilary because Obama's Black. And everyone else (including women) vote Hillary based on the issues.
Like I said. They just don't get it.
So they managed to come to an agreement and settled on a $150 billion stumulus package that will help those making less then $75,000 and couples making $150,000. Democrats managed to make sure that people who pay little taxes will get a check since that wasn't in the first package the Bushies proposed.
Checks will range form $300 - $1200 and an extra $300 per child with a cap set at $1200 dollars. There are also a lot of big tax breaks for businesses. Checks are expected to start going out in May since the IRS is already going to be slammed for tax season.
What do I think about the "economic stimulus" package?
I think the shit is hitting the economic fan. And the best thing folk can do for themselves is prepare for a really bad recession/depression. The good times are OVER. It's gonna get ugly in the next year or so. "Cause like I said in the previus post on this topic: governments to go giving away free money when the economy is okay. A Republican administration no less.
In Case you Didn't Realize it the Shit has Hit the Economic Fan