Archive for January, 2009

Feds Foil Plot by Former Contract Worker, Rajendrasinh Makwana, to Destroy all Data on Fannie Mae’s 4K Computer Servers Nationwide

The Justice Department said that it has foiled a plot by Rajendrasinh Makwana, a fired Fannie Mae contract worker in Maryland to destroy all the data on the mortgage company’s 4,000 computer servers nationwide. Great. Another reason for Fannie Mae to have grovelled for more money from the federal government. […]

by · January 30, 2009 · Uncategorized

President Barack Obama Announces Creation of Task Force on the Middle Class, Signs Executive Orders Aimed at Strengthening Labor Unions

In a tremendous departure from the Bush Administration, President Barack Obama realizes that the middle class is the backbone of this society. On a day when the country’s gross domestic product suffered its worst slide in three decades, President Obama has ordered the creation of a task force on the […]

by · January 30, 2009 · Uncategorized

Want to Personalize your Cellphone? Go to ToneThis.com to Make Your Own Ringtones, Wallpaper

This isn’t something I would usually cover, but I saw this on CBS this morning and thought it was interesting, nonetheless. We are living in a troubled economic times, but a little free diversion will not hurt, as long as it is in moderation. Want to make your own ringtones […]

by · January 30, 2009 · Uncategorized
Exxon Mobil Shatters its Own Profit Record for a US Company, Raked in $45.2B For 2008

Exxon Mobil Shatters its Own Profit Record for a US Company, Raked in $45.2B For 2008

While millions of workers are losing their jobs and the country is experiencing the worst economic crisis in years, Exxon Mobil Corp., shattered its own profit record for an American company by raking in $45.2 billion in profits for 2008. With profits like that they could implement their own buyout […]

by · January 30, 2009 · Uncategorized
Congressional Black Caucus Lobbying President Obama to Pick John Thompson as Commerce Secy, Says Clinton Chose More Blacks For Cabinet Than Obama

Congressional Black Caucus Lobbying President Obama to Pick John Thompson as Commerce Secy, Says Clinton Chose More Blacks For Cabinet Than Obama

The Congressional Black Caucus is trying to throw it’s virtually nonexistent weight around with President Barack Obama. Well, according to The Hill, is lobbying the president to pick African-American technology executive John Thompson to be his commerce secretary. Thompson is chairman and chief executive officer of Symantec Corp, the software […]

by · January 30, 2009 · Uncategorized
President Barack Obama Signs Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 Into Law

President Barack Obama Signs Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 Into Law

Photo: Ledbetter, behind President Obama, looks on as he signs the law. Photo taken by Jason Reed of Reuters. I don’t think Lilly Ledbetter ever thought she would go down in history as a pioneer. Much like Rosa Parks, Johnnie Carr, Madame C. J. Walker, and so many other great […]

by · January 29, 2009 · Uncategorized

Mark Meeks, Wife Jennifer Dallas-Meeks & Two Children Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Well, here we go again. Another murder-suicide. According to the Columbus Dispatch, police suspect a murder-suicide in the deaths of a couple and their two small children. The cops have not released the names, but Mike Meeks said that they are his brother, Mark Meeks, 51; his brother’s wife, Jennifer […]

by · January 29, 2009 · Uncategorized
Jason Caffey, Former NBA Player, Has Been Ordered Arrested by Atlanta Judge for Failure to Pay Over $200K in Child Support Payments

Jason Caffey, Former NBA Player, Has Been Ordered Arrested by Atlanta Judge for Failure to Pay Over $200K in Child Support Payments

Why won’t some of these rich, questionable in some cases, people do right by their kids? Atlanta Superior Court Judge Cynthia D. Wright has ordered the arrest of former NBA player Jason Caffey, who’s accused of failing to pay thousands in child support. In October, a judge in Alabama rejected […]

by · January 28, 2009 · Uncategorized
Liberia Under Attack From Armyworms, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Declares a State of Emergency

Liberia Under Attack From Armyworms, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Declares a State of Emergency

It seems like the continent of Africa just can’t catch a break. The Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has declared a state of emergency in response to a plague of crop-destroying armyworms. The bugs are among the world’s most destructive agricultural pests. Liberia isn’t the only country faced with this mounting […]

by · January 28, 2009 · Uncategorized
Juan Williams Baselessly Attacks First Lady Michelle Obama, Claiming "Her Instinct is to Start with this ‘Blame America’ … Stuff"

Juan Williams Baselessly Attacks First Lady Michelle Obama, Claiming "Her Instinct is to Start with this ‘Blame America’ … Stuff"

I know that Bill O’Reilly just can’t stand the fact that Barack and Michelle Obama are in the White House, but I could not believe that Juan Williams has sunk to a new low. What happen to the choking up after Barack Obama was inaugurated as our next president? What […]

by · January 28, 2009 · Uncategorized