Tuesday Morning Starting Five: The President Obama Nominates Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court Edition

I hope you all had a great holiday weekend. 4 straight days off does a brotha good! Some bad news and some good news headline today’s links.

Pray for Mike and his family. Tyson’s 4 yr. old daughter Exodus in very critical condition. (CNN.com)

President Obama nominates Sonia Sotomayor to the top court in the land. Mad props for the soul model factor. (CNN.com)

HR 848 or Black Radio? This is a serious issue folks. (Industry Ears)

Dwight Howard getting sick and tired of all these LeBron/Kobe adds and references. Do something about it Big Fella.  (DwightHoward.com)

Kerry Rhodes not a suspect in rape at his crib. (NY Daily News)

Why in the hell would Jose Canseco get in the MMA ring…in Japan…with a 7’2″ 330 pound respected kick boxer and sumo wrestler and not expect to get his ass kicked? Dude needs money that bad? (NY Daily News)

A commentary that North Korea nuclear blast is a test for US. Thoughts? (CNN.com)

The Pirates? Who do you pity here?

8 Responses to “Tuesday Morning Starting Five: The President Obama Nominates Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court Edition”

  1. Temple3 says:

    On North Korea:

    How do you test a nation with a military budget that is larger than yours and China, Russia, India, Germany, England, France, Spain, Iran, Iraq, Israel and EVERY OTHER NATION on the planet —- COMBINED?

    How do you “test” them?

    How do you make an elephant listen to rat shit? That’s a great question. I don’t have an answer.
    On Black Radio:

    Thanks for that. That little piece right there adds a great deal to the picture. Big up to Patrick for bringing this issue to my attention. My intuition suggests that this person is on to something. I don’t dismiss Cathy Hughes’ opposition because she is in the trenches, but I think there could be some serious benefits to consolidation and modernization.

    More and more of us will be able to get “radio” through non-radio sources like satellite and the internet. I would image that many black-owned radio stations are lagging in this department. They have two choices: begin to support LOCAL communities (and it may be too late — or not); OR consolidate and let the less profitable businesses fall to the wayside.

  2. Patrick says:

    Sonia Sotomayor seems like a safe pick for President Obama, but she was nominated by George Bush (the first) in 1991 as federal judge and Bush (the first) was the same person who nominated Clarence Thomas. However, Clinton had promoted her in 1998 once again.

    The Republicans will try to filibuster her and use the following quote (from a 2001 speech) against her:

    FOX News and the conservatives will play it up.


    “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”

    …and to add one more thing about Sotomayor, she saved baseball?


  3. Patrick says:

    If Kerry Rhodes was a despised black QB (such as Vick), I wonder how this story would be viewed… ESPN’s Kelli Naqi and Lester Munson would be on the prosecutor’s door step demanding an investigation…

    Incidentally, Patrick Kerney, formerly of the Falcons now with the Seahawks, had a similar incident at HIS HOME in 2007 (a month before the Vick case). ESPN never touched the story, the local media treated it as a one or two day story and local sports radio banned listeners from talking about it.

  4. Chris Ronk says:

    A fantastic choice in my opinion. She is tremendously experienced and has worked very hard to get where she is. We need a voice for everyone in our upper courts.

    I imagine there will be a lot of mudslinging from Republicans, but they will do so at their own peril. Especially since she was a George H. Bush appointee.

  5. Patrick says:

    Dwight Howard isn’t taking crap from anyone and the Magic team has taken their physicality to another level, and Maurice Williams was an apparent victim of Anthony Johnson (the pseudo veteran Magic enforcer). Williams has been having a grand time along with Lebron when Detroit gave up and the Hawks succumbed, but Orlando isn’t taking any crap and more resilient than many in the media are giving them credit for…

    Howard has been calling out coaches, throwing elbows and getting T’s and his team is on the verge of going up 3-1 tonight…

    And now the Magic is being perceived as a ‘dirty’ team..


    >>>>….In Game 3 of this series, Howard picked up his fifth technical foul of the postseason. He shoved Ben Wallace and then mouthed off to referee Joey Crawford. It was another case of the Magic losing their composure and if Howard gets two more he gets suspended — again — for one game…”>>>>

  6. Patrick says:


    OMG, it seems Matt Jones may not face any consequences from the NFL… that isn’t right!!!??@@**!!

    Agent says Matt is sorry and full of regret, and that should be enough…

    “He wants to prove himself all over again,” Butz said. “He has stated very clearly that he regrets some decisions he’s made but he’s moving forward. I mean, the Jaguars didn’t cut him after the [arrest] last summer. They saw a different guy; there was just a different reaction when he had the two beers. I see a guy who’s very hungry to make a strong contribution to a team.”

  7. Miranda says:

    Rest in peace little Exodus Tyson. Lord watch over this family as they deal with this horrible tragedy, only you knows how much they can bear.

  8. HarveyDent says:

    My condolences to Mike Tyson and his family. RIP Exodus