“I Got News For You John McCain. We All Put Our Country First!”

Posted in Blogroll on August 29th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Barack Obama looked right into the camera and definitively pointed when he said the above words.

I work nights. I haven’t watched anything but the convention the entire week to ensure I got a full sense of how to describe what I saw last night.

It just so happened that as I walked into my place of employment, I ran into my boss. We were the only people in the building, so I turned on the TV in the rec room and we watched Barack’s speech together. Now this was an awkward moment because I’m sure he pegged me as the Black guy Barack supporter, and I was cool with that because it is what it is.

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TSF Football Friday

Posted in Adam Jones, Michael Strahan, New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora, Pacman Jones, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, Shawne Merriman on August 29th, 2008 by Ron Glover

As we close out another preseason, the debate rages on as to if, when and how league officials should shorten the NFL’s dress rehearsal.

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John McCain Goes After Hillary Dems and Picks 1st Term Alaska Govenor, Sarah Palin

Posted in Blogroll, Ernie Johnson on August 29th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

John McCain has just made 1st term Alaska Govenor, Sarah Palin his choice as vice president. She’s 44, with 5 children, is pro life (she will appeal to pro lifers because she has a child with Down’s Syndrome) and against gay marriage.

The self described Hockey Mom also hails from a very important energy state. He has to restart the conversation that he too can be a change agent. I guess after last night’s amazing pageantry, McCain has to do something drastic to make winning the November 4th election a reality. He’s going after the women and independent vote in one fell swoop. This is a huge roll of the dice and it proves the Republicans are scrambling to run an idealogical campaign of sorts.

She’s attractive (Miss Alaska runner up), young and poised to become a power player in conservative politics. Economic and social conservatives are going to love this pick I hear. Simply put, the Republicans might have created a star.

She is facing an ethics investigation in her hometown state for firing a state commissioner who refused to fire a state trooper. The trooper was her sister’s ex husband who allegedly physically abused her so there are supposedly some extenuating circumstances. I’m sure this will be something the Dems will go after even though she hasn’t been found guilty of anything.

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“Senator, You’re No Jack Kennedy!”

Posted in Blogroll on August 29th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Thanks to Claude Johnson for posting this in the Barack post. I crack up every time I watch it. Dig the look on Lloyd’s face as Quayle begins to stick his and everyone else’s feet in his mouth….as if to say, “Dumbass.”

R.I.P Senator Bentsen.

A Historic Moment For All of US: Barack Obama Officially Becomes the First Black Man To Win A Party Nomination for President of the United States

Posted in Blogroll on August 28th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Last night was as unique a moment as we’ve had in our nation’s history as Barack Obama becomes the first Black man to win a major party nomination for President of the United States. It was a moment where there was national unity–at least for one night–for one party. The Democrats have kicked off the convention season with a boom bang and for the most part have stayed away from the paradigm of attacking John McCain and the Republicans. In doing so, they have expanded the electorate.

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Swing And A Diss!

Posted in Jericho Scott, New Haven Youth Baseball League on August 27th, 2008 by Ron Glover

Mizzo, I couldn’t help but think of your son when I heard Jericho Scott’s story.

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Black Mustard: A Commentary On Why Some Black Athletes Celebrate

Posted in Blogroll on August 27th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Do you know what he was thinking? Naaah

Black Mustard: the celebration after a play in your face…after the trash you talked…after the media support you hawked, for it made the swagger we walk.

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Hillary Clinton Does Her Job

Posted in Blogroll on August 27th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

“Were you in it just for me?” Big words from Hillary that might loom large.

Cautiously optimistic, but I have to give it to Hillary Clinton for unifying the party–at least for last night–with a great speech, but the question still remains if her supporters will vote for Barack.

There’s too much of this that seems to be about the Clintons. What’s up with that?

Going in, I wondered if she was going to give any words of tribute regarding the recent passing of Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, and she did. Stephanie did so much for her campaign and Hillary mentioning her friend was personal.

She’s still done to me because of the Bobby Kennedy assassination references. I can’t look past what some trivialize as dirty politics.

I don’t know why she felt it was necessary to call John McCain a friend because that was not good for Barack. In different of that, Hillary seemed to say all the right things Barack needed to hear and maybe is the surrogate Barack needs as November approaches to get this thing done.

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Michelle Obama Addresses the Democratic National Convention

Posted in Blogroll on August 26th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Michelle Obama stepped to the podium with the intention of endearing America to her husband Barack. She left the stage representing a passionate love of life, dedication and honor for her entire family. She spoke of her Mom, her Dad, her very successful brother and of course her love for Barack.

Her speech was as emotionally explosive as it was hardcore peace.

Yeah, she said what she was supposed to in professing her love for her country, yeah there were eyes not dry with the salt of the most hopeful and optimistic seas, but Michelle went over and beyond the script and smashed all the personal invectives shot her and her husband’s way…

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DJ Strawberry Traded From Phoenix to Houston For Sean Singletary

Posted in Blogroll on August 25th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Minor deal went just went down in the NBA. I don’t know if it’s been reported yet, but 2nd year sg D.J. Strawberry has been sent to Houston for rookie Sean Singletary. The move was made because Strawberry wasn’t going to get any burn this season with all the shooting guards the Suns have. Phoenix adds depth at the pg position and cuts down on Steve Nash’s minutes to keep the oft injured star healthy. Both players go to playoff teams so I’d say this move is good by all. Singletary was one of the most productive players at his position in college with both his scoring and passing ability. He averaged 19.8 points, dished out 6.1 assists manning the point for Virginia and was also known for his on the ball defense. He was drafted by Sacramento with the 42nd pick and subsequently was traded with Patrick Ewing Jr. and Ron Artest to Houston for Bobby Jackson, Donte Green and a draft pick.

5 Questions With Chicago 7th Ward Alderman Sandi Jackson

Posted in Blogroll on August 25th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

As the Democratic National Convention begins tonight in earnest, I wanted to give readers a view of some of its notable participants while they are attending the convention. First up in what will be called Five Questions With, is Chicago 7th Ward Alderman Sandi Jackson. Though she’s the wife of Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., Alderman Jackson is doing her due diligence to create opportunities and personal growth for the 7th Ward–which is the southeast side of Chicago.

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Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp 2008: Defensive Line

Posted in Blogroll, Broderick Bunkley, Chris Clemons, Darren Howard, Jerome McDougle, Juqua Parker, Juqua Thomas, Michael Strahan, Mike Patterson, NFC East, Osi Umenyiora, Philadelphia Eagles, Trent Cole, Trevor Laws, Victor Abiamiri on August 25th, 2008 by Ron Glover

Movin’ right along this week, we’ll preview the Philadelphia Eagles defensive and special teams units. We’ll open up today with a look at the Eagles deepest group, the defensive line. Led by All-Pro DE Trent Cole.

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USA Senior Men’s Basketball Team Wins the Gold Medal Despite Ourselves

Posted in Blogroll on August 25th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Olympic torch flaming, we burn so sweet
The thrill of victory, the agony, defeat…

As the USA Senior Men’s Basketball Team receive their gold medals on the stand and catalog the moment, one has to wonder what type of reception they’ll get when they finally get home.

After an eight year drought, the gold is rightfully where it belongs.

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So Democrats Are Voting For Republicans Now? The John McCain Exploitation of Hillary Clinton Begins

Posted in Blogroll on August 25th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

We got this…By the way, you so sexy…

Politics is politics but this next ad is so laughable it’s sickening. Women who vote for McCain given his abysmal record on a myriad of women’s right issues are setting their gender back pre 1921. It’s gonna be interesting when Hillary and Bill speak at the convention this week. Watch the convention people because if you don’t, you might miss something. This is going to be a landmark election on so many levels. Democrats are coming out publicly and announcing their support for McCain? Wow. McCain is using Hillary right now and Hillary is destroying her party by not speaking out against McCain..

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Live Blog USA vs. Spain Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Game

Posted in Blogroll on August 24th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Hmmmm, let me see here. How should I pump this? There’s not much else to say but Spain is going to get that ass busted. No future in your frontin’ folks. All of that imbecile media programming ya got going on in that head of yours is about to get blasted out of your psyche like it should have a long time ago. This team can’t even beat themselves. Their poor free throw and inconsistent three point shooting has still led to 20 point blowouts. Flash is making hey you look at me plays before the opposition knows what the crowd is cheering about. They’re stunned for a reason. They are stunned because this team has the athleticism of say the biggest and baddest Liger in existence. You want to watch it perform, but you’re scared as hell as well.

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