John Boehner Rejects President Obama’s Request to Address Congress September 7th, Says Following Night Would be Better

Once again, the Republicans show how little respect they have for President Barack Obama. Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-OH) just rejected Obama’s request to address a joint session of Congress on the night of September 7th and invited him to deliver the address the following night. Um, the president doesn’t play second fiddle to the Republicans and certainly not the Republican presidential candidates. It’s the other way around. Boehner said September 8th would be better “so we can ensure there will be no parliamentary or logistical impediments that might detract from your remarks.” Right.

UPDATE: President Obama caves to John Boehner’s rejection of his request to address a joint session of Congress on Sept. 7, 2001. Now agrees to speak the following day.

Brandon Weston & Pamela Rice Facing Multiple Charges in Hit-and-Run Death of Motorcyclist Emmanuel Mitchell on Atlanta Interstate

Brandon Weston and Pamela Rice facing litany of charges, including hit-and-run, vehicular homicide and tampering with evidence, in the death of motorcyclist Emmanuel Mitchell on Atlanta interstate.

Brandon Weston & Pamela Rice arrested in hit-and-run death (WSB-TV)

One thing I find absolutely despicable is someone who leaves the scene of an accident. Nearly two weeks ago, Emmanuel Mitchell of Norcross, Ga, was killed in a hit-and-run, as he rode his motorcycle on Interstate 75. Well, the police have finally found the dirtbags who fled the scene in their Porsche — Brandon Weston, 32, and Pamela Rice, 41.

Mitchell was on a motorcycle when he was struck by a car on Interstate 75 near Windy Hill Road on Aug. 20. Witnesses told police Mitchell was initially struck by a Porsche, and then several other drivers as he lay on the highway. Police recovered evidence at the scene that they said belonged to a silver Porsche made between 1986 and 1991.

Weston owns a silver 1987 Porsche 944 but does not have the vehicle registered or insured, according to the warrant. Weston is accused of conspiring with Rice to take the car to a repair shop in Alabaster, Ala. where damage to the vehicle was repaired, the car was painted black and the paperwork was doctored to make it look like the repairs happened before the crash, the warrant said.

Weston is charged with failure to maintain lane, no insurance, failure to register a vehicle, hit-and-run, vehicular homicide and tampering with evidence. Rice is charged with being a party to a crime of hit-and-run, vehicular homicide and tampering with evidence. Both are being held without bond in the Cobb County Jail. Source

Weston and Rice will be locked up for quite some time in a Georgia prison, as they should. You can’t cause an accident and then just drive off into the sunset or night as though you did nothing wrong. Plus try to cover your tracks, when you clearly know you have done something wrong.

ABC Viewers Sound Outcry Over Chaz Bono, Formerly Known as Chastity Bono, Being Contestant on "DWTS"

I will admit, I was a little taken aback to learn that Chaz Bono, formerly Chastity Bono, will be one of the contestants on the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars.” Well, it can’t be for ratings because HLN’s Nancy Grace, who is widely reviled by many, is also a contestant. But dang, a transgendered contestant is a first. Well, that’s not sitting pretty with a lot of ABC viewers and I suspect they will lose some viewers as well. Here’s a sampling of comments left on ABC’s website:

  • You have to literally forsake God, His Word, and common sense to call homosexuality good, normal and acceptable. Chaz is a contestant because of her radical decision; there is no other good reason. There is another gay contestant this season, which makes it obvious that ABC is making a statement…
  • Sorry to burst your bubble but God does not get a kick out of homosexuality nor the transgendered. As a matter of fact he destroyed two cities because of homosexuaity…
  • I think I am done watching Dancing with the stars. None of these people are stars and I sure don’t want to watch and overweight transgendered person try to make a statement for his lifestyle choice. I want entertainment not social statements …
  • It is disgraceful for ABC to take advantage of ‘former’ stars’ mentally ill children. Having a confused person paraded out for everyone to laugh at is not entertaining. It’s just sad and vulgar.
  • How sad we continue to drink the Holllywood Koolade…I’m thinking the Good Ole Days really were good…It’s not just DWTS…it’s all of TV now. How awful for our kids .
  • It’s not hard to figure out why the Muslims in the Middle East hate us! Figure it out…they never bothered us for centuries until our morals went bad. No way. We have always looked forward to DWTS but this year it will be banned from all televisions in the house. How do I explain Chaz Bono to my 7 year old daughter? Um well she says she’s a he but he looks like a he only he has she parts. Ridiculous. Way to ruin a good family show.
  • 1. Chastity Bono is not a star; she is the child of two stars. 2. ABC is giving its seal of approval to body mutilation for those with gender identity disorder. 3. It is not bigoted to state facts. 4. It is very Christian and loving to show a person her error, so that she may either correct it or at least not wallow in her sin. Chastity Bono should live a chaste life. 5. Not accepting social anarchy does not make one hateful. 6. The word “hate” has been co-opted by those who wish to paint others who simply disagree with them in a bad light. It is no longer used in its proper sense, as in “despise.” Source: ABC News

I wonder who Bono’s dance partner will be? Cheryl Burke? That would be too funny! If anything, Chaz Bono’s presence has brought out how uncomfortable many people still are with transgendered people. From a Christian standpoint, that’s just not cool to mess with God’s creation in such a radical way. From a purely human standpoint, why should this person be forced to conform to societal norms?

The show must have hit rock bottom if Nancy Grace, who constantly brags about the twins and spits out venomous comments to people who disagree with her on her show, had even been seriously considered as a contestant. I will be watching just for the comic relief the upcoming season will bring. Um, Ron Artest, who has been known to have a temper tantrum or two, will most certainly have Bruno scared! Can’t wait to see how fashion guru Carson Kressley, who is openly gay, will dance! I thought “DWTS” was for stars, but Rob Kardashian and Chaz Bono? What have they done to be stars? Same thing held true for Bristol Palin. Being the offspring of a star doesn’t make you one. I don’t have a bone in this dogfight, but I’m just saying….

Luis Moore Facing Attempted Murder Charges for Shooting Patience Boyd & Jaelyn Rodriguez Over Marijuana Debt Owed by Rick Rodriguez

Luis Moore charged with attempted murder after opening fire in front of Bronx apartment, shooting two kids, Patience Boyd & Jaelyn Rodriguez, over $400 unpaid loan to buy marijuana.

Luis Moore charged with attempted murder

TRAVESTY: Luis Moore, 23, opened fire in front of a crowd at an apartment building in the Bronx, aimed at a rival, Rick Rodriguez, 20, over an unpaid $400 loan to purchase marijuana, injuring two small children — Patience Boyd, 2, in the head, and Jaelyn Rodrigez, 6, in her neck. Moore turned himself in to police and has been charged with attempted murder. What a POS.

CBC Member Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) Says Tea Party Wants "Blacks Hanging on a Tree" in a Shameful Reference to Lynching

Congressional Black Caucus member Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) under fire for saying the Tea Party wants “blacks hanging on a tree” in a shameless reference to lynching blacks.

Rep. Andre Carson

Rep. Andre Carson (D-IND) and card-carrying member of the Congressional Black Caucus said the Tea Party wants “blacks hanging on a tree,” in other words, lynched. I can’t understand why some blacks walk around with this chip on their shoulders from the Jim Crow days? Er, it’s time to let it go. This is another reason why no-one in their right minds would take the Congressional Black Caucus serious because it seems as though fomenting racial tensions is just what they love to do.

Rep. Andre Carson, a Democrat from Indiana who serves as the CBC’s chief vote counter, said at a CBC event in Miami that some in Congress would “love to see us as second-class citizens” and “some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me…hanging on a tree.” Source

At this juncture, there is no room or need for such inflammatory accusations being hurled in any direction. This is a turn-off to many voters like myself. Some people just love to interject race and Jim Crow into every dogfight. Let me close by saying Rep. Andre Carson should be forced to resign for using such inflammatory language. There should be no tolerance in Washington for this type of language. It’s amazing that Maxine Waters and the other members of the CBC are silent on Andre Carson. Why haven’t the people in his district called him to task? There is a terrible double standard in this country on matters having to do with race.

Christian Painter Stephen Sawyer’s "No Appointment Necessary" Painting Portrays Jesus as a T-Shirt & Blue Jeans Wearing Dude Flexing Tattooed Tricep

Is Christian painter Stephen Sawyer’s latest painting, “No Appointment Necessary,” portraying Jesus flexing tattooed tricep and wearing a t-shirt and blue jeans an insult to Christians?

Christian paint Stephen Sawyer has taken his craft to a new low — denigrating Jesus as a tattooed, t-shirt and blue jeans wearing dude, flexing his right tricep, with his “No Appointment Necessary” painting. So, I guess we can look forward to seeing a hip-hop Jesus Christ coming soon!

The 58-year-old Christian artist’s goal, according to his “Art for God” website, is to use his paintings to “reflect the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth in the 21st century.” The painting described above has appeared in hundreds of different newspapers around the world, Sawyer says, including the Jerusalem Post.

“Those people who have tattoos, many of which are bikers, who have turned their heart over to God … instead of them being embraced by Christian fellowship … they had Leviticus being spouted out at them,” Sawyer told The Christian Post on Tuesday while explaining the purpose of the painting. “That was my open hand slap to say, ‘Stop judging people based on the outside of their cup,’” he said.

He was referring to Leviticus 19:28, which in the New International Version says, “Do not … put tattoo marks on yourselves.” Source

Of course, no-one knows what Jesus looks like and I guess that’s up to one’s interpretation of the Bible. I guess if he wanted to be accurate from a historical context, he should have portrayed Jesus with a darker complexion.

President Obama Hits Back at Black Criticism, Reportedly Said It’s "Bullshit"

So, the word circulating in the mainstream media is that President Obama believes the criticism being leveled at him for “ignoring” the black community is “bullshit.” Let me back up….According to Politico, President Obama is reportedly angry that black leaders aren’t crediting him for his hard-bought achievements that will benefit the black community, including health care reform, aid to cities, student aid and protecting Medicaid. Um, this is the same person who was willing to throw Medicaid & Social Security on the chopping block to make deals with the Republican Party. Don’t get me wrong, both entities are sorely in need of change because they are cash-cows and badly run.

“The whole thing is bull——. … We have met with [black leaders] more than any other group, and we are increasing our outreach,” said a person close to Obama.

But Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Calif.), who represents several predominantly black Los Angeles-area neighborhoods, brings up an issue that African-American leaders repeatedly raise when talking about Obama: They say he’s worried about being too closely identified with the community that gave him inspiration and bedrock support. Source: Politico

I have always maintained that President Obama cannot devote his attention solely to every need of the black community, but I am a little disturbed that he hasn’t devoted not even a passing glance at the black community that went out in droves to support him. He cannot fix all the problems that ails this group, but he can at least show he gives a sh*t by making a predominantly black community one of his campaign stops. The bigger problem is that the Democratic Party, as a whole, is taking the black community for granted because they know most blacks will vote that way. Well, I, for one, am not beholden to any one party. I have crossed party lines to vote for Republicans and I would do it again and again, if that particular candidate embodies the issues I consider important to me. I will echo Gen. Colin Powell’s sentiment that I am not sold on Barack Obama in 2012. Actually, I am not sold on anyone in the Republican Party either. I am on the fence at this juncture.

University of SC Professor Dr. Jennifer Lee Wilson Found Stabbed to Death in Duplex, Ex-Boyfriend Hank Eric Hawes Charged with Her Murder

University of South Carolina professor Dr. Jennifer Lee Wilson, 36, found stabbed to death in Columbia home, ex-boyfriend Hank Eric Hawes charged with murder, being held without bond.

Another woman has died due to domestic violence. Dr. Jennifer Lee Wilson, 36, who was just tenured at the University of South Carolina, was found stabbed to death in her Columbia duplex on Sunday and her ex-boyfriend, Hank Eric Hawes, charged with her murder. according to the Charlotte Observer, friends of Wilson, a Fulbright scholar, said she was trying to break off any relationship she might have had with Hawes and was worried about his aggressive behavior and her safety.

She was reportedly killed at approximately 2am on Sunday, when an unidentified neighbour called police after hearing a loud ‘physical altercation going on’ and ‘furniture banging around,’ according to a police report. Wilson was inside screaming: ‘No! No! No!’ the report said. Source: Daily Mail

What a sad end to such a promising life. Dr. Wilson suffered multiple stab wounds. Hank Hawes is being held without bail in Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. Domestic violence cuts across socioeconomic status and race. It is a silent killer in too many homes.