Monday Morning Starting Five: The Black Pharaoh Should Have Been MVP Last Year Edition

Be Peace Boston. Catch ya on the flip. Hedo gave it to you. (Boston Herald)

Ron Ron hit me up before ya bounce. We gotta talk. (Houston Chronicle)

Why are the Yankees so drama like? Three straight walk offs? Wow. Seeeee ya. (Newsday)

Bolt returns from crash and sets world record in 150. Amazing athlete. (SI.com)

Two days, two losses for Phelps in return from suspension. He’ll be alright. (SI.com)

LeBron picks all time dream team on Dan Patrick’s radio show. There are surprises. (Dan Patrick Radio)

Fox picks up 13 episodes of Michael Strahan’s pilot. You watching? (YOUBEENBLINDED)

Dachau survivor and activist Si Frumkin dies at 78. (LA Times)

Abducted California toddler found wandering streets in Mexico. Wish there were more stories like this. (CNN.com)

New York principal’s death linked to swine flu virus. Wash your hands people! Please. (CNN.com)

Pakistan is nuclear loading up. Here we go again? (New York Times)

Prosecutors block access to DNA testing for inmates. Absurd. (New York Times)

Southern California shook by earthquake near LAX. (LA Times)

Study shows that Mothers talking to their kids more while they are young helps develop better social skills. This is obvious right? (CNN.com)

Listen up ladies. Play your part and we will too. Lets get it!

fellas, Fellas, FELLAS…don’t get ‘em crazy like 3:45 and 3:50. Def not cool…

Like Badu says, “Liberate the mind then ya go on home,”

8 Responses to “Monday Morning Starting Five: The Black Pharaoh Should Have Been MVP Last Year Edition”

  1. Patrick says:

    President Obama may face one of his biggest challenges of his presidency when he attempts to delve into the Middle East peace process. Prior to the meeting with Israel’s leader Benjamin Netanayau, Obama wanted to make clear that provoking a military assault right now against Iran would be unwise and counterproductive. Dick Cheney, aka Dr. Doom, would love to have more fireworks around the world (and try to make Obama look like Jimmy Carter) and have a potential World War III situation.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/17/obama-israel-egypt-middle-east

  2. Temple3 says:

    “Black Pharaoh” — from the Department of Redundancy Department?

    On the C’s: They did a great job to get as far as they did. Orlando’s talent level is far superior. That this series went 7 games is a testament to the development of players like Rondo, Perkins and Davis. Pierce and Allen were unable to consistently dominate on the offensive end and were exposed last night on the defensive end. They’re simply not the same team without KG back there to clean up the mess.

    On the Rockets: Given their injury histories, wouldn’t you seriously consider trading Yao and McGrady to another team? Given how well the rest of the team performed, Houston probably wins with Ratliff and Igoudala. :)

    On the abduction story: There’s more to this case than meets the eye. When the County Sheriff is telling reporters to do their homework, you know there is more to this than is apparent. I suspect that the guys who carried about the robbery/abduction were told in no uncertain terms that if a single hair on the boy’s head was touched that they’d be able to find the body parts of every one of their own familiy members scattered from Baja to Veracruz. They probably dropped off the kid — right before the Po-Po was tipped on the pick up. Now, they’re on the run trying to avoid getting Gitmo’d by Daddy’s peeps in Mejico. Heck, they might even try to get back into the US. Either way, they’re very likely dead within 90 days.

    On Strahan: I’ll give it a shot. Great concept. Works for me. I’m glad they’re not trying to do farcical stuff aimed at kids. If they keep it mature and let it find its natural demographic (sports fans, families, single moms and kids, etc.)

    On DNA Testing:
    This is arguably one of the most critical issues of our time. Given the nature of laws passed by the Bush administration in the name of fighting the terrorists that he created — and the practice of torture and rendition — the access to scientific exoneration is critical. This isn’t just about old grizzled guys claiming their innocent — like everyone does. It’s fundamental. Thanks for the heads up on this article. Much appreciated. We all need to know about this one.

    On Pakistan:
    The US is back in the disinformation business. Pakistan does not constitute a viable nuclear threat to the US or to India except that it promotes a US agenda. Pakistan is geo-politically valuable for a number of reasons — but the US is a prime instigator in this region. The US has been the Taliban’s best, most ardent supporter for years. The US funded them in their fight against the former USSR and then the US limited its military in Afghanistan allowing the Taliban to grow. When the most noteworthy story out of Afghanistan is the Friendly Fire Shooting of a former Football Player, you should know the fix is in. Now, the Taliban are in Pakistan. Why? Because the US used Pakistan as a staging point for military operations against the Taliban in Afghanistan. Pakistan ceded its sovereignty in this “partnership” and lent the equivalent of $10B worth of military assistance to the US. So, now we are being told that Pakistan is nuclear and dangerous. The US has been working in such close relationship with so many aspects of the Pakistani military that you can rest assured it’s all under control.

  3. Temple3 says:

    Patrick:

    I think all that “Middle East” WWIII talk is just for the masses. I mean, what would be the tipping point? There aren’t any Muslim nations willing to commit to a fight on behalf of the Palestinians. Hell, they weren’t even willing to do it in Eastern Europe on Clinton’s watch.

    Who really wants some?

    Libya abandoned their nukes in order to “rejoin” the international community on Western terms. The Saudis and US are best buds. Pakistan can’t even protect its political candidates or keep the US from waging war within their borders. Iran? Please. Iraq? Egypt? The shit is all smoke and mirrors.

  4. kos says:

    The thing about the Middle East trying to start WWIII, it’s just a way to keep people in America afraid and at the same time, get money for the defense contractors. As long as they are continually viewed as a threat, defense contractors can keep getting more money, and the military can get new toys to play with.

    Those countries don’t want none. Most of them are in the U.S.’s back pocket anyway. They may not like Israel, but they all realize that any attack on Israel will be met with America coming after them also. There’s too much money on the line if they make an enemy out of America.

    None of those Middle Eastern countries wants to be the next Iraq. Starting trouble would just cause a stimulus package for the U.S. military in the form of a new base in that country that would be there forver.

  5. Patrick says:

    We may never see the Bush administration face any recourse for their unconstitutional, treasonous actions on September 11th and the days after…

    http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN18349048

    …”In the weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, U.S. authorities detained 762 noncitizens, almost all Muslims or Arabs. Many of those held at the federal prison in Brooklyn suffered abuse, the U.S. Justice Department’s inspector general has found.

    The Bush administration said that Ashcroft and Mueller have immunity, that they should not be held personally liable and that the lawsuit against them should be dismissed…..”

    and the John Roberts’ conservative Supreme Court agreed…

    ….”By a 5-4 vote, the U.S. high court overturned a ruling that Javaid Iqbal, who was held more than a year after the attacks, could sue former Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller….”

    Democrats should have protested more or filibustered John Roberts’ nomination..

    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/05/25/090525fa_fact_toobin

  6. Patrick says:

    What’s up with Steelers’ linebacker James Harrison declining to go the White House?

    I don’t know if he went public with his intentions first to the media, if he did, it seems that he wanted to get some sort of attention for his decision not to go.

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/steelers/2009-05-18-harrison-white-house_N.htm

  7. Patrick says:

    One more black radio station says bye-bye…

    http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/stories/2009/05/18/daily4.html

    …”As a motivation for the sale, Sheridan spokesman Russell Bynum pointed to changes in the Arbitron rating systems. The new Portable People Meter electronic measurement system has had a “disproportionate impact on minority-targeted formats,” Bynum said in a prepared statement.

    Sheridan attempted to sell the stations to a minority owner but expects potential buyers were unable to get financing….”

  8. Patrick says:

    (WAMO-FM) One more black radio station says bye-bye…

    http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/stories/2009/05/18/daily4.html

    …”As a motivation for the sale, Sheridan spokesman Russell Bynum pointed to changes in the Arbitron rating systems. The new Portable People Meter electronic measurement system has had a “disproportionate impact on minority-targeted formats,” Bynum said in a prepared statement.

    Sheridan attempted to sell the stations to a minority owner but expects potential buyers were unable to get financing….”

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