Thursday, March 31

Worldwide Democracy.

Zimbabweans Vote in Parliamentary Election but is Mugabe pulling the strings?

Donovan returns to Southern California but to another team.

LA Galaxy lost Ruiz to FC Dallas but gain Landon, not a bad deal.

Thank God they are a rich club.

Mourinho given a two-match suspension, fined ~$17k and the club was fined $62k.

Big Kenny, you ain't so big.

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One of the things about living in Nashville is you see "stars" doing mundane things. Yesterday a couple of us went to lunch near Music Row (yes, we work on Music Row) and walking down the street was Big Kenny (the tall one above). I've known this guy for years - not friends or anything - I had a friend who worked at the publishing company he wrote for back in the days of his band LuvJoi, or whatever he called it. I've known many woman to fawn over him. So, when he walks past yesterday my office manager, a very oversexed woman, looked at him and was disappointed. "Oh, I don't want to do him anymore." I think was what she said. Apparently, Big Kenny in real life isn't as "big" as some people have been led to believe.

Hope stories like this don't bruise Kenny's big ole EGO.

World Cup hopes for España

New-look Spain set to rise from the ashes

I saw a part of the 2nd half and it was truely an exciting game. Spain had some great chances, Joaquín out wide was working very hard but they couldn't get the ball in the net. The Serbs were getting some greats long balls. It was fun.

World Cup Qualifying - the FIFA overview

Qualification for Germany 2006 still wide open

South Africa 2010 Opens

South Africa's Local Organising Committee for the hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals opens for business.

Eddie Johnson strikes again!

USA bounce back while Mexico slip up

Buddhist Thought of the Day

If we do not try, we will not know.
Ayya Khema, Be An Island

Wednesday, March 30

World Cup Qualifying - an overview from Boston

World of difference in soccer

I like his description of Solomon Islands: "And the Solomon Islands, which is a country only at low tide"

Thanks George.

On this Day in Black History

1533 - Henry VIII divorced his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
1746 - Francisco de Goya born
1853 - Vincent van Gogh born
1855 - Pro-slavery Missourians cross the border into Kansas to vote illegally. They help establish a pro-slavery Kansas state legislature.
1867 - The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million dollars.
1870 - The 15th amendment, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race, was passed by the U.S. Congress.
1870 - Texas was readmitted to the Union.
1903 - Mercer Cook born
1914 - John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson born
1940 - Astrud Gilberto born
1941 - The National Urban League sponsors its first radio broadcast, urging equal opportunities for African Americans in the growing World War II defense industries.
1945 - Eric Clapton born
1948 - Naomi Sims born
1950 - Harry Truman denounced Senator Joe McCarthy as a saboteur of U.S. foreign policy.
1958 - The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater gave its initial performance.
1962 - MC Hammer (Stanley Kirk Burrell) born
1964 - Tracy Chapman born
1967 - Martin "Ace" (Skunk Anansie) born
1967 - Jean Toomer died
1970 - Miles Davis' Bitches Brew released
1979 - Norah Jones born
1981 - Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded by John W. Hinckley, Jr. Two police officers and Press Secretary James Brady were also wounded.
1986 - James Cagney died
1989 - Gladys Knight performed solo for the first time since her grammar school years without The Pips
1994 - Serbs and Croats signed a cease-fire to end their war in Croatia
1995 - Tens of thousands of Rwandan refugees, fleeing violence in Burundi, began a two-day trek to sanctuary in Tanzania.
2002 - HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother died. She was 101

FC Dallas acquires Carlos Ruiz

Now, this is big. Johnson & Ruiz up front should be pretty awesome.

Team trades allocation to Los Angeles for "El Pescadito"

More Women is exactly what the Doctor ordered.

Chastain to join ABC/ESPN telecasts

Sponsorship, Sponsorship, Sponsorship

MLS & Budweiser introduce the Budweiser Golden Boot

Pedophilia. It's not just for Priests anymore

Boy Scout official pleads guilty to child porn

You know, for the longest time there was all of this stuff about the Priesthood and how it fostered homosexuality and thus, pedophilia. I think alot of that came from the fact that people wanted to hate Catholics. They needed an excuse to say..."see, I told you they were freaks."

We'll what about this...the BSA is one of the most honored civic organizations in America and now this guy who went camping with boys, propbably showered with men and maybe even boys, is found to have be caught in the same situation as these priests.

Did anybody ever think about they fact that this has to do with 1. personal problems, not organizational and 2. access? If the priesthood or altarboys, included more girls don't you think they might have suffered the same fate as so many of those boys?

I just think it's ridiculous to blame this stuff, or claim this stuff is about homosexuality.

Too bad you lose.

Donovan won't return to Leverkusen, which says he will rejoin MLS

Look for the guy in the Ramones T-shirt...

...and the woman on his right.
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I stole this from Christie

Rooney cleared, student has season tickets to ManU games for life

Distraction my ass! You can't tell me a 22 year old didn't ask for seasonn tickets.

Rooney cleared after student decides not to press charges over assault

But who knows, I wasn't there.

Blog Blog Woof Woof hits 2000!

Thanks loyal reader for pushing to the 2000 hit mark.

Posting problems.

I am having some serious posting problems. I don't know if it's me or Mozilla or Blogger but please bear with me.

The Management.


Finally get to see some US Soccer!
Major League Soccer gets going

This is the 10th season. 2 new teams, some returned expatriate players...should be fun.

This was the craziest weekend of qualifying.

Hopefully, the mid-week games will go better.

ABC News: World Glimpses N.Korea Violence After Soccer Loss

Buddhist Thought of the Day

What is most essential to Buddhism is based on clarifying the mind. If you want your mind to be clear, it is important to put opinions to rest. If opinions are not stopped, then wrong and right are confused; if the mind is not clear, reality and illusion are mixed up. If you stop opinions and clear the mind, then reality and illusion are both empty, wrong and right do not stand.

No doubt his name will live on!

Johnnie Cochran, Jr. 1937-2005

Monday, March 28

You might be right...

Critics Accuse Tony Blair of Hypocrisy on Africa
...unless Britain reins in its businessmen, it may lack the moral authority to win meaningful backing for its plan."

Not again?!?!?

Tsunami warnings
have been issued in three countries following an 8.2 magnitude quake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

Buddhist Thought of the Day

O let us live in joy, although having nothing! In joy let us live like spirits of light!

I said "what a shame" I was wrong. This is disturbing.

Violence mars World Cup games

There was a problem at almost every african qualifier.

Disappointment but they didn't play too bad

U.S. falls short once again in Mexico

What a Shame.

Enraged Mali fans burn cars, destroy monuments after stopping soccer match

Sunday, March 27

On this Day in Black History

1512 - Juan Ponce de Leon sighted Florida
1784 - Elleanor Eldridge born
1861 - Black demonstrators in Charleston staged ride-ins on streetcars
1866 - Andrew Johnson vetoed the civil rights bill, which later became the 14th amendment.
1872 - Cleveland Luca, founder of the Luca Family Quartet and composer of the Liberian National Anthem, died
1900 - Effa Manley, Queen of the Negro Leagues, born
1905 - Leroy Carr born
1909 - Ben Webster born
1909 - Wallace F. Nelson born
1915 - Robert Lockwood, Jr. born
1924 - Sarah Vaughn born
1934 - Arthur Mitchell, first African-American principal artist in the New York City Ballet Company and the founder of the Dance Theater of Harlem, born
1962 - Augusta Savage died
1963 - Quentin Tarantino born
1967 - Fats Domino played his first ever UK date
1969 - "Black Academy of Arts and Letters" (BAAL) founded
1970 - Pasemaster Mase (Vincent Mason) of De La Soul born
1970 - Mariah Carey born
1973 - Jerry Garcia was arrested after being busted for speeding, Police found cocaine and LSD in his car
1984 - Ahmed Sekou Toure died
1993 - Clifford Jordan died
1994 - Magic Johnson became head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. He coached the final 16 games of the 1993-4 season.
1997 - Pamela Gordon, Bermuda's first woman prime minister, was sworn into office.
2000 - African American Film Makers Association (AAFA) founded {The AAFA website has been hijacked - 3/30/05)

World Cup Qualifying Tragedy

At Least Five killed in stampede at Iran soccer match

Buddhist Thought of the Day

When the wise person drives out heedlessness
with heedfulness,
having climbed the high tower
of discernment,
he observes the sorrowing crowd--
as the enlightened man,
having scaled
a summit,
the fools on the ground below.
Dhammapada, 2, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

Saturday, March 26

Buddhist Thought of the Day

Those who argue and discuss without understanding the truth are lost amid all the forms of relative knowledge, running about here and there and trying to justify their view of the substance of ego.

If you realize the self in your inmost consciousness, it will appear in its purity. This is the womb of wonder, which is not the realm of those who live only by reason.

Pure in its own nature and free from the categories of finite and infinite, Universal Mind is the undefiled wonder, which is wrongly apprehended by many.
Lankavatara Sutra

Men & Women

As I'm watching TV I keep seeing this Expedia commercial. The one where the guy sees himself at the poker table and then his wife asks him to change the toliet paper...

Now that I'm about to embark on the married life to a woman who is light years more practical than me I wonder if that really is the way of the world. Are wives more practical than husbands? Is that the case everywhere, or is it an American thing? Is this a new phenom or is this old news?

I remember TV shows like "I Love Lucy" where the wife was the ditsy one. Has that changed?

Just wondering.

Friday, March 25

Would you listen to this guy?

Somali 'jihad' on foreign troops

Nashville's homeless population

1,542 people living in shelters or outdoors

Another UEFA player returns

It's so good to see some of the guys who've been in Europe coming home. The MLS is getting stronger, let's home they can start making money.

Vanney returns to MLS, joins FC Dallas

An Honest Guy

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It's nice to see him say this although I think he's been playing pretty good recently.

Drogba: I've been poor

I really wish he'd change his hairstyle!

Buddhist Thought of the Day

There are four bases of sympathy: charity, kind speech, doing a good turn, and treating all alike.

On this Day in Black History

1807 - British Parliament abolished the slave trade.
1831 - Richard Allen died
1871 - Kentucky citizens filed a petition challenging the violent acts of the KKK
1881 - Bela Bartok born
1887 - Samori, the builder of the Wasulu Empire, signed with the French the treaty of Bisnadugu.
1910 - Liberian Commission recommended financial aid to Liberia and the establishment of a U.S. Navy coaling station
1925 - (Mary) Flannery O'Connor born
1931 - Ida B. Wells-Barnett died
1931 - Scottsboro Boys trials begin
No crime in American history-- let alone a crime that never occurred-- produced as many trials, convictions, reversals, and retrials as did an alleged gang rape of two white girls by nine black teenagers on the Southern Railroad freight run from Chattanooga to Memphis on March 25, 1931.
1934 - Gloria Steinem born
1938 - Hoyt Axton born
1939 - Toni Cade Bambara born
1942 - Aretha Franklin born
1947 - Reginald Kenneth Dwight (Elton John) born
1965 - Viola Gregg Liuzzo murdered outside Montgomery, AL.
1965 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and supporters reach Montgomery Alabama after marching 4 days from Selma.
1966 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the "poll tax" was unconstitutional
1967 - Debi Thomas born
1968 - The final episode of "The Monkees" was broadcast
1977 - The final episode of "Sanford and Son" was aired
1991 - Whoopi Goldberg received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
1994 - United States troops completed their withdrawal from Somalia

Thursday, March 24

On this Day in Black History

1837 - Blacks win the right to vote in Canada
1852 - Daniel Alexander Payne Murray born
1882 - Paine College founded
1905 - Jules Verne died
1907 - Janet Harmon Bragg born
1912 - Dorothy Height born
1921 - Wilson Harris born
1924 - Harry Pace sold Black Swan recording company to Paramount
1938 - Don Covay (Donald Randolph) born
1941 - Richard Wright's novel Native Son opens on Broadway.
1958 - Bill Russell was voted Most Valuable Player by the National Basketball Association
1962 - Star Jones born
1972 - Z. Alexander Looby, first African American to serve on the Nashville City Council, died
1988 - More than 350 African Americans denied promotions share in a $6 million settlement by Honda.
1991 - Benin held its first presidential elections in about 30 years.
1997 - Harold Melvin died
2002 - Halle Berry became the first African-American woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress.

That would be a save.

An alligator rests on the banks of a lagoon behind the Hilton Head Preparatory School athletic field with a soccer ball between its jaws on March 21, 2005 on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Joe Maffo, owner of Critter Management, a local company that handles nuisance alligators, said the ball wasn't harming the gator.

LA Galaxy sign three international players

and trades Danny Califf to San Jose

Buddhist Thought of the Day

The mind is the nucleus of samsara and nirvana.
Lama Thubten Yeshe, The Bliss of Inner Fire

Real buys Beijing soccer stake

They talk about selling off top players to do this?

Spanish soccer giant Real Madrid has bought a stake in local Chinese club Beijing.

And "Beijing Real Madrid Guoan" is a stupid name.

Wednesday, March 23

Buddhist Thought of the Day

Let your actions be like clouds going by; the clouds going by are mindless. Let your stillness be as the valley spirit; the valley spirit is undying. When action accompanies stillness and stillness combines with action, then the duality of action and stillness no longer arises.

Beckham issues word of caution to Rooney

Becks warned the need to be prudent in his activities off the pitch as police probe an alleged nightclub assault by the Manchester United teenager.

On this Day in Black History

1734 - Tom Molineaux born
1873 - Slavery was abolished in Puerto Rico
1910 - Akira Kurosawa born
1910 - The National Urban League founded
1916 - Marcus Mosiah Garvey arrived in America from Jamaica.
1925 - The state of Tennessee enacted a law that made it a crime for a teacher in any state-supported public school to teach any theory that was in contradiction to the Bible's account of man's creation.
1938 - Maynard Jackson born
1942 - Walter Rodney born
1953 - Yvette Marie Stevens (Chaka Khan) born
1954 - Moses "The Mailman" Malone born
1956 - Sudan became independent
1968 - Rev. Walter Fauntroy became the first nonvoting congressional delegate from the District of Columbia since the Reconstruction period
1982 - Lee P. Brown became the first black police chief of Houston, TX
1985 - Patricia Roberts Harris died
1987 - The Soul Train Music Awards; the first televised awards ceremony to pay exclusive homage to black producers, songwriters and recording artists, debuted

US Cracks Top 10 of World Rankings

New FIFA Rankings:
1 Brazil
2 France
3 Argentina
4 Czech Republic
5 Spain
6 Mexico
7 Netherlands
8 England
9 Portugal
10 Italy
10 USA
12 Republic of Ireland
13 Sweden
14 Greece
15 Turkey
15 Uruguay

Keep Nashville beautiful: bury the power lines

Just yesterday I was driving down my street and thought: "Damn, there sure are a lot of wires hanging up and down and across this street."

visual clutter

Tuesday, March 22


I've always had a love/hate relationship with Sarah but I only have love for Joss.

Gap replaces 'Sex' star with British soul singer

I missed this one...

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George Scott (1st on the left), founding member of Blind Boys of Alabama dies at 75.

I've been fortunate enough to see on a couple of occasions and if they don't get your soul stirring (no matter your religious orientation), you need to check and see you if you have a hole in your soul.

This is about as fucked up as it gets.

Minnesota School Shooter on Neo-Nazi Web Sites

A Native American who admires Hitler!

Finally, they pay attention to us.

Planning Department eyes East Nashville

Concerns & issues cited include

1. redevelopment in East Nashville has the potential to increase the “intensity” of the land there — the density of residential and commercial development on it.

2. a desire exists for redevelopment and economic revitalization to occur along Gallatin Road and Dickerson Pike at a rate equal to what they have been in other sections of East Nashville.

3. redevelopment in East Nashville could potentially further “gentrification” there, “making it difficult for current and some potential residents to be able to afford to live in the area.”

Jennifer Carlat, Planning Department policy analysis and communications officer, said that though the community plan update cannot directly create affordable housing, “what we can do, through the update, is provide land use policy that encourages a variety of housing types at different price points” to help make housing affordable.

The official page

On this Day in Black History

1457 - Gutenberg Bible became the first printed book.
1492 - Alonzo Pietro (pilot/navigator) set sail with Christopher Columbus
1765 - The Stamp Act was passed.
1794 - The U.S. Congress banned U.S. vessels from supplying slaves to other countries.
1849 - William Councill born
1873 - Slavery was abolished in Puerto Rico.
1893 - Dox Thrash born
1910 - Alberta Tucker Grimes born
1943 - George Benson born
1957 - Stephanie Mills born
1965 - Bob Dylan's first electric album "Bring it All Back Home" was released.
1967 - Muhammad Ali was stripped of his heavyweight title for refusing to be inducted into the United States Army.
1968 - State troopers mobilized to put down student rebellion on campus of Cheyney State College.
1971 - US police arrested all the members from The Allman Brothers Band for heroin and marijuana possession.
1972 - Congress proposes an Equal Rights amendment to the Constitution, but it fails to be ratified by the states.
1988 - The Congress overrode President Reagan's veto of a sweeping civil rights bill.
1998 - President Clinton departed Washington for a 12-day tour of Africa.
2002 - Nigerian woman convicted of adultery was sentenced to death by stoning.

Buddhist Thought of the Day

Subhuti, all seekers of the truth should give rise to a pure and clear intention. When they give rise to this intention, they should do it in this spirit: They should not rely on forms, sounds, smells, touchables, or objects of mind. They should give rise to an intention with their minds not dwelling anywhere.
Diamond Sutra

Monday, March 21

2nd Buddhist Thought of the Day

Patient endurance:
the foremost austerity.
the foremost, so say the Awakened.
He who injures another is no contemplative.
He who mistreats another, no monk.
Dhammapada, 14, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

This is exciting!

U.S. win serves as tuneup before Mexico

The rivalry is obvious (The Alamo, NAFTA, Border Patrols, etc.) but then you look at the world rankings and you see how important this game will be.

FIFA World Rankings:

1 Brazil
2 France
3 Argentina
4 Czech Republic
5 Spain
6 Mexico
6 Netherlands
8 England
9 Portugal
10 Italy
11 USA
12 Republic of Ireland
13 Greece
13 Sweden
15 Denmark
15 Turkey
17 Germany
18 Japan
18 Uruguay
20 Iran

FIFA Rule Changes

New Laws of the Game include clarification of the offsides rule, testing of a goaline signal, and number of substitutes.

This is an interesting course of action.

They really seem to see a direct corolation b/t Frisk's retirement and Mourinho's comments. Soccer: UEFA takes aim at Mourinho

Yahoo? I guess Google has Picasa, right?

Yahoo to buy photo-sharing site Flickr

What is wrong with these people?

Fans throw insults, Ronaldo throws water bottle
"They insulted me and my mother and I had a bad reaction"
Ronaldo said.

Once again it's Eddie Johnson

Johnson scored late in the first half for his seventh goal in six games with the national team

Football has to set an example for others to follow

FIFA Pres, Sepp Blatter, says racism should be eliminated from soccer stadiums

The New South

Once Excluded From Va. College, Black Professor Takes a Top Post (

Theodore DeLaney

We didn't mean "sex" sex.

virginity pledgers invite more sexually transmitted disease risks than non pledgers

The study found that:
many pledgers who claimed to be virgins were having premarital sex. Although a large number of adolescents avoided vaginal intercourse, they were more likely to have oral and anal sex without the use of condoms.

The team found the male pledgers 4 times more likely to engage in anal sex and both male and female pledgers 6 times more likely to have oral sex.
The study steered by Dr. Hannah Bruckner was published in Journal of Adolescent Health.

Buddhist Thought of the Day

There are those with enlightened knowledge: this is not knowledge by birth, or knowledge by learning: it is beginningless in here, having transcended the bounds of self and other, it is being unbound by knowledge of self and other.
Dogen; Rational Zen

Heroes playing with heros.

Ian Hunter & Alejandro Escovedo

Saturday, March 19

On this Day in Black History - Weekend Edition

Sorry loyal reader. I will be away from my computer this weekend and won't be able to get you the info you so desperately want on Black History.

We might be back up Sunday but we will definitely be back Monday.

Thanks for reading. Leave your message at the beep.


Friday, March 18

Africa's Opportunity: The World's Obligation

It may well be that 2005 will be remembered as the year things turned around for Africa.

What the F**k?

A self-employed Simms (MT) house painter was charged Thursday morning with scheming to kidnap David Letterman's toddler son and nanny from the talk-show host's Choteau-area ranch.

On this Day in Black History

1847 - Susan M. Stewart born
1860 - Ralph Waldo Tyler born
1877 - President Hayes appointed Frederick Douglass marshal of District of Columbia.
1895 - Two hundred Blacks left Savannah, GA for Liberia.
1901 - William H. Johnson born
1909 - President Roosevelt appointed a committee, including Emmett J. Scott, to investigate disturbances in Liberia.
1916 - Harold Cruse born
1933 - Unita Blackwell, first black woman mayor elected in Mississippi, born
1936 - Frederick W. deKlerk born
1938 - Charlie Pride born
1941 - Wilson Pickett born
1942 - Kathleen Conwell born
1959 - Irene Cara born
1963 - Vanessa Williams born
1964 - Courtney Pine born
1970 - Queen Latifah born
1972 - USS Jesse L. Brown, the first U.S. naval ship to be named after an African-American naval officer, was launched.
1982 - Teddy Pendergrass crashed & severely injuring his spinal cord

Local Gov't Putting Itself behind Soccer?

Utah, RSL plan landmark partnership

Buddhist Thought of the Day

Material shape is not yours,
nor are feeling, perception,
the constructions or consciousness.
These are not yours. Put them away.

Fashion for the Now Faith Generation

TYJ Apparel, LLC

CONCACAF Champions' Cup - Semis

CONCACAF Champions' Cup

First leg: 6-7 April
Second leg: 13-14 April

Pumas UNAM (MEX) v. D.C. United (USA)
CF Monterrey (MEX) v. Deportivo Saprissa (CRC)

UEFA Champions League - Quarters

Tuesday, 05 April:
Liverpool v. Juventus
Lyon v. PSV
Wednesday, 06 April:
Chelsea v. Bayern
Milan v. Internazionale - UEFA Champions League - Fixtures & Results

Thursday, March 17

On this Day in Black History

1806 - Norbert Rillieux born
1825 - Benjamin Sterling Turner born
1836 - Texas adopts a state constitution legalizing slavery.
1863 - Slavery is abolished in Texas, but slaves are not informed until June 19, giving rise to the Juneteenth celebration.
1863 - Homer Plessy born
1865 - Aaron Anderson won the Navy's Medal of Honor
1867 - Ida Rebecca Cummings born
1870 - Wellesley College was incorporated by the Massachusetts legislature under its first name, Wellesley Female Seminary.
1886 - Carrollton Massacre
1891 - West Virginia State College was founded
1894 - Paul Green, one of the first white playwrights to write perceptively about the problems of Southern blacks, born
1898 - Blanche K. Bruce, the first African-American to serve a full term as U.S. Senator, died
1910 - Bayard Rustin born
1919 - Nat "King" Cole born
1941 - Paul Robeson is denied access to Constitution Hall for a concert by the Daughters of the American Revolution
1946 - Jackie Roosevelt Robinson made his professional debut
1959 - The Dalai Lama (Lhamo Dhondrub, Tenzin Gyatso) fled Tibet and went to India.
1970 - Jacob Lawrence became the first artist to recieve the Spingarn Medal
1992 - White South Africans approved constitutional reforms to give legal equality to blacks.
1999 - Maurice Ashley became Grandmaster
2000 - In Kanungu, Uganda a fire at a church linked to the cult known as the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments killed more than 530.

She was probably still traumatized by Diana's fondle.

Lil' Kim Convicted of Big Lie
(She is damn cute though, ain't she? Except all those times she dresses like a slut Christina.)

At least some of them have sense.

Anti-gay adoption bill dies in House committee vote
The gay lifestyle does suffer from a high incidence of suicide, disease and instability
argued Rep. Glen Casada (R-College Grove), a co-sponsor of the bill.

Speaker of the House Jimmy Naifeh said:
The sponsor of this bill is a master of political divisiveness,” Naifeh said. “This was a show; that’s all it was.”

Buddhist Thought of the Day

The key, during both life and death, is to recognize illusions as illusions, projections as projections, and fantasies as fantasies. In this way we become free.
Lama Thubten Yeshe, Introduction to Tantra

I can't believe it took this long!

And what has he been doing lately?
Soccer Legend Pele to Write Autobiography

Am I missing something?

Is there a big contingent of Serbs/Croatians in Australia? I know the friction between the two groups but what's up with it being Down under?
The day soccer broke my heart

Why do baseball players always look like Mafiosa when they are in street clothes? - Baseball players to testify before Congress - Mar 17, 2005

Luck O' The Irish to you all!

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Strange but good, or at least, that's what they say.

A remorseful Ramón Ramírez was re-introduced as a member of Club Deportivo Chivas USA

D.C. dances to Champions' Cup semis

DC United 2-1 against Harbour View FC

Wednesday, March 16

I think a DAMN! is in order for this.

Newcastle 4-0 Olympiakos

On this Day in Black History

1750 - Scipio Moorhead born
1827 - Freedom's Journal, first black-owned newspaper, published by J.B. Russwurm and S.E. Cornish in New York.
1846 - Dr. Rebecca Cole, the second Black female physician in America, born
1853 - Lucy Parsons born
1869 - Hiram R.Revels made his first speech - first official speech by a Black in Congress - in the Senate, opposing the readmission of Georgia without adequate safeguards for Black citizens.
1948 - Vivian Stringer born
1959 - Flava Flav (Public Enemy)
1960 - San Antonio, TX becomes the first major Southern city to desegregate its public lunch counters.
1970 - Tammi Terrell died
1975 - Aaron "T-Bone" Walker died
1984 Mozambique and South Africa sign a pact banning support for one another's internal foes
1988 - Roman Catholic Bishop Eugene A. Marino was elevated to Archbishop of Atlanta, the first African American prelate to attain that rank.
1988 - President Ronald Reagan vetoes a civil rights bill
1991 - Latasha Harlins was killed
1997 - Rebel Troops take Kisangani, Zaire (now DRC) in an effort to overthrow President Mobutu Sese Seko.
1998 - Rwanda began mass trials for 1994 genocide with 125,000 suspects for 500,000 murders.
1999 - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and the late Roosevelt Sykes are inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame.

Myopic assholes!

Senate Votes to Open Alaskan Oil Drilling

Taxes, taxes and more taxes.

Ronaldinho investigated

Unity in Disaster?

Africa Union plans up to 7,000 troops for Congo

Even the police cameras love her!

Charges against Rosario Dawson dropped

Is this a good thing?

Brazilian club to train nine-year-old soccer prodigy

Real Madrid's lack of metal = see you later

Real Madrid will sell off the marquee talent and put the money into making a winner.

Tuesday, March 15

On this Day in Black History

44 BCE - Julius Caesar was assassinated by high ranking Roman Senators. The day is known as the "Ides of March."
1653 - town council of New Amsterdam, now New York, approves the construction of a protective city wall and orders it built by slaves of the West India Company. The space is now known as Wall Street.
1767 - Andrew Jackson born
1794 - Lester Young died
1809 - Joseph Roberts, Liberia's first President, born
1843 - Richard Henry Boyd born
1869 - Cincinnati Red Stockings become the 1st pro baseball team
1900 - Gilberto de Mello Freyre born
1903 - Bertha "Chippie" Hill born
1903 - The British conquest of Nigeria was completed. 500,000 square miles were now controlled by the U.K.
1910 - Jimmie Crutchfield born
1910 - Nick Stewart, founded the Ebony Showcase Theater, born
1912 - Samuel "Lightnin" Hopkins born
1925 - New Everdale Baptist Church built.
1929 - Cecil Taylor born
1932 - Arif Mardin born
1933 - Los Angeles Sentinel founded by Leon H. Washington.
1933 - NAACP began a coordinated attack on segregation and discrimination, filing a suit against the University of North Carolina on behalf of Thomas Hocutt.
1933 - Spingarn Medal presented to YMCA secretary Max Yergan for his achievements as a missionary in South Africa
1938 - Emilio Cruz born
1944 - Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart born
1946 - Bobby Bonds born
1947 - Ensign John W. Lee becomes first African American officer commissioned in regular Navy. He was assigned to USS Kearsage.
1962 - Terence Trent D'Arby born
1965 - President Lyndon Johnson delivers a speech to a joint session of the House
Their cause must be our cause too. Because it is not just Negroes, but really it is all of us, who must overcome the crippling legacy of bigotry and injustice.

And we shall overcome.
1966 - Riots erupt in the Watts section of Los Angeles
1968 - Life dubs Jimi Hendrix "the most spectacular guitarist in the world."
1969 - St. Clair Drake is named director of African and Afro-American Studies at Stanford University.
1975 - (Black Eyed Peas) born
1976 - Failed coup in Nigeria
1981 - Young Buck born
1984 - Tanzania adopts constitution
1999 - Maurice Ashley, the first African-American chess player, attained the rank of International Grand Master.
2005 - Buddy Guy inducted into Rock & Roll HOF

Congrats to Buddy Guy!

If you look at my blogger profile you will see a photo, it's not me. It's the master, Buddy Guy!

U2, Guy Rock the Hall

Stadium woes

What life is like for a 3rd tier sport

Monday, March 14


There was one piece of mail for me today. A stamped and addressed letter that says.

My name is_________.
My wife and I would like to buy your house.

Please call us at:

Has anybody ever experienced that?

King Bobo

Last week I was talking about Bobos and how the word reflects the way I live (to a degree). George offered some info on how this concept had been applied to one of the Olsen twins (I forget which).

Now I see this and think, well of course, Bono and Sting are the big boys in this whole Bobo Revolution.
The collection Edun is nude spelled backward is co-designed by Bono's wife, Ali Hewson, and Rogan, an established designer with his own clothing line that emphasizes organic fabrics and ethical guidelines.

Edun's garments are designed after the capabilities of the factories in Lima, Peru, and Monastir, Tunisia, have been assessed, said Rogan, whose full name is Rogan Gregory. For the fall collection, production will extend to Lesotho, South Africa, and Tanzania in East Africa.

ABC News: U2's Bono Launches Clothing Company

This was my first thought too.

Do Not Give Us Another Stillbirth Please
Africa is once again pregnant with hope. This good news was delivered during the recent launch of the Commission for Africa Report. The midwife is British Prime Minister, Mr Tony Blair, who has rallied the international to support him in nursing this new pregnancy.

The Commission for Africa Report named the African leaders as the mothers and the African people as the father of this baby.


Two months into her job as U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice yesterday tried to quash speculation that she has her eye on a bigger prize, vigorously insisting she has no intention of running for U.S. president in 2008.

But with a position like "mildly pro-choice" I don't think she'll get a big push from the Repubs, do you?

On this Day in Black History

1629 - A Royal charter was granted to the Massachusetts Bay Colony
1794 - Eli Whitney received a patent for the cotton gin.
1838 - Blacks held a mass meeting in Philadelphia to protest the action of the Pennsylvania Reform Convention of 1837 which denied them the right to vote.
1861 - William Neil became first Black appointed to a federal position as a postal clerk
1864 - Casey Jones born
1864 - Samuel Baker discovered another source of the Nile in East Africa. He named it Lake Albert Nyanza.
1879 - Albert Einstein born
1882 - Edwin Harleston born
1883 - Karl Marx died
1917 - First training camp for "colored" officers was established by the U.S. Army in Des Moines, Iowa
1919 - Luther Henderson born
1933 - Quincy Delight Jones born
1947 - William J. Jefferson, first congressman elected from Louisiana since Charles Edmund Nash left office in 1876, born
1956 - The Montgomery Bus Boycott ended after 381 days (the boycott cost the bus company over $750,000)
1969 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded a live concert for 'Fan Club', the Dutch TV show in Amsterdam, Holland.
1977 - Fannie Lou Hamer died

"enemy of soccer"

A top European soccer official has branded Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho an enemy of soccer after the sudden retirement of Swedish referee Anders Frisk.
It's the coaches who whip up the masses and actually make them threaten people with death,

"enemy of soccer"

A top European soccer official has branded Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho an enemy of soccer after the sudden retirement of Swedish referee Anders Frisk.
It's the coaches who whip up the masses and actually make them threaten people with death,

Buddhist Thought of the Day

There are those with enlightened knowledge: this is not knowledge by birth, or knowledge by learning: it is beginningless in here, having transcended the bounds of self and other, it is being unbound by knowledge of self and other.
Dogen; Rational Zen

The scene is set. (FA Cup)

Man Utd/Arsenal kept apart in Cup

African stars stage malaria gig

first major gathering of some of Africa's most popular musicians playing an African venue rather than London, Paris or New York.

Roll Back Malaria

Sunday, March 13

Who will be matched with who? FA Cup

I always love the underdog so I was hoping Leicester City could pull it off but they didn't.

The Teams:
1 Newcastle United
2 Manchester United
3 Arsenal
4 Blackburn Rovers

The Dates:
Saturday 16 April 2005
Sunday 17 April 2005

On this Day in Black History

1773(?) - Jean Baptiste Point du Sable established the first permanent settlement at 'Skikai-o,' meaning "the place of wild onions,' ultimately named Chicago
1793 - Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin.
1820 - Congress enacted the Missouri Compromise barring slavery north of Missouri.
1861 - Jefferson Davis signed bill authorizing use of slaves as soldiers in the Confederate army.
1862 - Congress forbade Union officers and soldiers to aid in the capture and return of fugitive slaves
1869 - Arkansas legislature passed anti-Klan law
1902 - Andrew Carnegie approved 40 applications from libraries for donations.
1946 - Col. B.O. Davis, Jr. assumed command of Lockbourne Air Force Base, Ohio.
1962 - Terence Blanchard born
1965 - President Lyndon B. Johnson states:
"What happened in Selma was an American tragedy...It is wrong to deny any person full equality because of the color of his skin."
1967 - Carolyn E. Allen-Schmidt born
1972 - Khujo (Goodie Mob) born
1979 - In Grenada, the New Jewel Movement, headed by U.S. educated Maurice Bishop, ousted the government of Prime Minister Gairy.
1983 - Zimbabwe opposition leader, Nkomo, flies into London as his country appears to be on the brink of civil war.

The Brothers just keep on going.

Concert Review: the Allman Brothers Band

Buddhist Thought of the Day

Not by silence does someone confused
& unknowing turn into a sage.
but whoever--wise,
as if holding the scales,
taking the excellent--
rejects evil deeds;
he is a sage,
that's how he's a sage.
Whoever can weigh both sides of the world:
that's how he's called a sage.
Dhammapada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

Saturday, March 12

The power of music

Alejandro Escovedo's passion for music triumphs over illness

Freddie Adu who? This is the MLS star player!

That's not fair. Eddie is several years older and a member of the Men's National Team.

Freddie will get there but Eddie is the one right now.

MLS rejects record offer for Johnson
"The player, the club and the league felt that the timing and the offer itself just did not work," Borg said. "The upcoming MLS season is an important one for both Eddie Johnson and FC Dallas, and Eddie is committed to the club with its new stadium opening in August."

The power of music

Alejandro Escovedo's passion for music triumphs over illness

On this Day in Black History

1609 - The Bermuda Islands became an English colony.
1745 - Olaudah Equiano born
1773 - Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable founded settlement now known as Chicago, Ill,
1864 - Col. Charles Young (the second African American to graduate from West Point) born
1879 - The British-Zulu War began
1888 - Hall Johnson born
1905 - Mary Crosby Chappelle born
1912 - Dorothy Height born
1926 - The Savoy Ballroom opened
1932 - Andrew Young born
1932 - Al Jarreau born
1936 - Virginia Hamilton born
1940 - Clark College in Atlanta became Clark University.
1945 - New York became the first state to established a Fair Employment Practices Commission.
1955 - Charlie Parker died
1957 - Marlon Jackson (The Jackson Five) born
1958 - Billie Holiday received a year's probation for narcotics possession
1960 - Courtney B. Vance born
1962 - Darryl Strawberry born
1968 - Mauritius became independent
1971 - The Allman Brothers Band began recording "Live at the Fillmore East"
1982 - A Soldier's Play (Charles Fuller) won the Pulitzer Prize.
1988 - Romare Bearden died

Buddhist Thought of the Day

Sakka asked: "What is the cause of self-interest?"

The Buddha answered: "It is perception of the world as one's object."

"How does one overcome this perception of the world as apart from oneself?"

"By acting for the increase of goodness and happiness. It is in this way that the world ceases to be one's object."
Digha Nikaya

What is the deal with Diouf?

This guy is such a playmaker (in a positive and a negative way) but when do his disciplinary issues become too much to handle?

Bolton 0-1 Arsenal

Here We Go Again

Gunmen seize Brazil star's mother

Friday, March 11

The British are coming!

England to face United States in Chicago

Terrorist acts of Osama bin Laden and his organization al Qaeda ... are totally banned

Muslim clerics in Spain have issued a fatwa against Osama bin Laden

Music update

I've been talking alot about soccer recently and haven't said too much about music...things have been slow on the musical end.

1st let me warn you. If you order from Tower and your order includes something that hasn't been released yet, your order will NOT be shipped until that new release is available. I didn't realize that 2 weeks ago when I put a 3/15 new relase on an order. Now I am waiting and waiting. It won't be long now, I should get it all on Monday or Tues.

What I have gotten is the 4 CD release of the entire Aretha/King Curtis at Fillmore West sets. For those that aren't familiar, these two albums have each been considered to of the hottest live albums in the history of music.

The shows were March 5-7, 1971. King Curtis opened each night and proceeded to lead the band behind Aretha. This shit is HOT!

These were Aretha's (and King Curtis') first shows in front of the infamous Fillmore West hippie crowd and you can tell by their setlists that they weren't quite sure what to expect. Did I mention how hot this stuff is? Aretha is full of fire and King Curtis with his bad ass band (Billy Preston, Cornell Dupree, Memphis Horns, Jerry Jemmott & Bernard Purdie). Sheeeiiiittt! (to borrow a Buddy Guy phrase)

This doesn't even take into consideration that there is a surprise guest at the end of the 3rd show. The Sho Nuff Right Rev. Ray Charles!

I've had the 2 original releases on vinyl for years but now, I've got a remastered and complete version, limited & numbered edition on CD.

Thank you Rhino Handmade.

Devil is in the details

It's appropriately a two pronged approach, it all seems quite logical but how realistic, not in terms of participation but in terms of doablity (is that a word?, how about feasibility, that's better isn't ?)? Can these goals be reach even with 100% participation?

Africa report at a glance

On this Day in Black History

1789 - Benjamin Banneker with Pierre L'Enfant began to lay out Washington DC
1813 - Henriette Delille born
1818 - Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) published
1874 - Charles Sumner died
1874 - Frederick Douglass named president of the failing Freedmen's Bank.
1878 - Prairie View A&M University founded
1901 - Cincinnati Enquirer reported Baltimore manager John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
1909 - John Burgess born
1911 - The D.C. Bar Association first admitted African-Americans to its law library.
1919 - Mercer Ellington born
1922 - Vinnette Carroll born
1926 - Ralph David Abernathy born
1931 - The Conjure Man Dies, a dramatization of Rudolph Fisher's novel (considered the first murder mystery written by an African American), opened at the Lafayette Theater
1943 - Benedita da Silva born
1948 - Reginald Weir became the first black tennis player to participate in a U.S. Indoor Lawn Tennis Association tournament.
1950 - Bobby McFerrin born
1959 - "Raisin in the Sun," first Broadway play by a Black woman, opened at Barrymore Theater with Sidney Poitier and Claudia McNeil in the starring roles.
1959 - Flip Wilson received the International Broadcasting Man of the Year Award.
1969 - Motown bought the Jackson 5 out of their contract with Steeltown
1970 - "Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In"(The Fifth Dimension) was named Record of the Year at the Grammys.
1971 - Whitney Young, president of the National Urban League, died
1991 - In South Africa a curfew was imposed on black townships after fighting between political gangs had left 49 dead.
1991 - Janet Jackson signed a deal with Virgin Records for 2 albums worth $50 million.

Keep up with humanity's Motherland.

BBC NEWS | In Depth | Africa

Thanks Tony, for bringing this up. Now, let's see who helps...

Africa report demands aid boost

Thursday, March 10

Spanish Futbol Federation's Ciudad de Futbol Results

Galaxy tie Real Madrid 'B' team 1-1

On this Day in Black History

1804 - The formal ceremonies transferring the Louisiana Purchase from France to the U.S. took place in St. Louis.
1806 - The Dutch in Cape Town, South Africa surrendered to the British
1845 - Hallie Quinn Brown born
1849 - Missouri legislature votes for "popular sovereignty," a subterfuge to keep the federal government from interfering with slavery within the state.
1863 - Daniel Alexander Payne purchases Wilberforce University from the white Methodist Episcopal Church to found a black college for the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
1863 - Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Infantry organized
1867 - Lillian Wald born
1902 - The Boers of South Africa scored their last victory over the British, when they captured British General Methuen and 200 men.
1903 - Leon "Bix" Beiderbecke born
1913 - Harriet Tubman died
1955 - Bunny Debarge (Debarge) born
1956 - Enactment of the “Southern Manifesto"
1964 - Neneh Cherry born
1964 - Jasmine Guy born
1969 - James Earl Ray plead guilty to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
1965 - Daisy Lampkin, founder of the National Council of Negro Women, died
1972 - First Black Political Convention
1979 - James Brown played at the Grand Ole Opry.
1989 - Doc Green (the Drifters) died
1997 - Lavern Baker died
1990 - Prosper Avril (Haitian President) was ousted 18 months after seizing power in a coup.

Buddhist Thought of the Day

The happiness we seek, a genuine lasting peace and happiness, can be attained only through the purification of our minds. This is possible if we cut the root cause of all suffering and misery�our fundamental ignorance.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The World of Tibetan Buddhism

Wednesday, March 9

This is not a good start.

Chivas USA moving on without former captain, promising attacker

CONCACAF Champions' Cup

DC United wins away match vs. Harbour View FC (Jamaica)

Kansas City missed chances to take scoreless draw at home against Deportivo Saprissa (Costa Rica)


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Did you see Ronaldinho's goal? I ask. Did you see Ronaldinho's goal?!? This is one bad boy. Footballer of the Year!

I saw the highlights and his subtle, supple footplay and supreme placement. Your jaw just has to drop when you see this guy play.

Sucks for Real!

A Picture says it all.
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I am digging the blue Real Madrid kit though, very nice.

Champion's League, the complete story.

Since Leno can't tell any MJ jokes...

Posted by Hello

On this Day in Black History

1841 - The Supreme Court issued a ruling freeing the remaining 35 survivors of the Amistad mutiny. Although seven of the nine justices on the court hailed from Southern states, only one dissented from Justice Joseph Story's majority opinion. Private donations ensured the Africans' safe return to Sierra Leone in January 1842.
1867 - Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about black Americans.
1871 - Oscar De Priest (R-IL), the first black representative in Congress since Reconstruction, born
1891 - North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University founded
1892 - Whites kills three African Americans in Memphis because they were operating a successful grocery story. Their murder inspires Ida B. Wells to a lifetime of protest against racial injustice.
1905 - In Congo (currently the DRC), Belgian Vice Gov. Costermans committed suicide following an investigation of colonial policy.
1911 - White firemen of the Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railroad struck to protest the hiring of Black firemen.
1914 - Southern University opened
1919 - Chicago Musical Association founded by singer Nora Holt.
1922 - Floyd H. McKissick born
1930 - Ornette Coleman born
1931 - Ida B Wells-Barnett died
1948 - Jeffrey Osborne born
1955 - Matthew Henson, the first person to reach the North Pole, died
1961 - Clifton Wharton, 1st Black person to earn a PhD in Economics from University of Chicago in as well as the first Black president of Michigan State University, was sworn in as ambassador to Norway.
1964 - Miriam Makeba addressed the United Nations on South African apartheid.
1966 - Andrew F. Brimmer became the first Black governor of the Federal Reserve Board.
1971 - C-Murder born
1971 - Emmanuel Lewis born
1977 - "The Jacksons" CBS show was aired for the last time on US TV finishing at the bottom of the ratings.
1987 - Bow Wow (Shad Moss) born
1997 - Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace) was gunned down and killed
2001 - A Florida judge sentenced 14-year-old Lionel Tate to life in prison for killing a 6-year old girl. (The sentence was thrown out on appeal.)
2004 - Convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad was sentenced to death in Virginia.

Tuesday, March 8

They can't be beat...

Chelsea 4-2 Barcelona (Chelsea win 5-4 on agg)

People Grinnin' Your Face

Do you know anybody who seems to go through life completely oblivious to the fact that alot of people cringe at the sight or sound of them coming?

I know this woman. A very smart, driven, attractive woman who goes through her life seemingly oblivious to the fact that acquaintences and coworkers practically run the other way when the see or hear her coming.

Do you think she knows and doesn't care? Do you think she is truly oblivious or do you think she cries herself to sleep some nights b/c she is completely aware but doesn't know how to change?

Snow Soccer

Anybody see that St. Etienne game over the weekend?

Even with the orange ball I don't know how they played. You couldn't see any of the touchlines during the first half.

Also saw highlights of a Dutch game that was being played under the same conditions. Brutal, I can't imagine being out there in shorts and gloves, playing in the snow!

Smartest Man in Hip-Hop

Last night I heard Terri Gross interview the RZA on Fresh Air. Although Wu-Tang was a little too intense for me to listen to I've always appreciated them. They are always interesting. Then I heard the soundtrack to Ghost Dog and thought the RZA was the bomb! I love that movie and that soundtrack. Of course, most recently RZA scored Kill Bill (1&2).

Listening to him last night I heard a guy who is strong, creative, thoughtful, spiritual and fun. He is an incredibly well rounded guy. He's street but cerebral, serious but fun. He might not have been thoroughly educated in a traditional setting but damn, he's right on it. Alot of the hip-hop generation are like this, espectially the famous ones (Ice Cube, Ice-T, Will Smith) but there is something different about Bobby Diggs aka RZA.

Stay strong and creative, RZA! Keep those movie scores coming too!

Tonight on Nightline


On this Day in Black History

1825 - Alexander Thomas Augusta, first black surgeon in the U.S. Army and the first black faculty member in a medical school (Howard), born
1876 - U.S. Senate refused to seat P.B.S. Pinchback of Louisiana
1902 - Louise Beavers born
1911 - Clarence Mitchell born.
1933 - Isabel Washington married Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
1945 - Phyllis Mae Daley received her commission in the Navy Nurse Corps becoming one of the first four black nurses to serve on active duty during World War II.
1964 - Malcolm X separated from the Nation of Islam (NOI).
1964 - Cheryl "Salt" James (Salt-N-Pepa)
1970 - Diana Ross made her first performance as a solo act
1973 - Ron "Pigpen" Mckernan (The Grateful Dead) died
1977 - Henry L. Marsh III elected 1st black mayor of Richmond, VA
1988 - Jesse Jackson won the Democratic primaries in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Virginia.
1993 - Billy Eckstine died

Visions of Bill Murray

Did you see Lost in Translation? I highly recommend you do if you haven't. If you saw it you will remember Bill Murray on the cross country ski thing, or maybe it was the elliptical, and he lost control.

Well, last night I was at my local YMCA I did the same thing on the treadmill. See, these machines are all new to me so I am having some trouble with balance and speed. I got on this thing and I was starting to pick up the pace but I swung my arm to high and dropped my walkman. In the process of trying to stop the machine so I could pick it up I had moved back too far and couldn't reach the stop button and then I panicked a bit. Fortunately there were people on both sides and they managed to get to the stop button before I landed on my ass or head or whatever.

I felt like such an idiot. Thank God, I wasn't trying to impress anybody.

Monday, March 7

On This Day in Black History

322 BCE - Aristotle died
1796 - James Barbadoes born
1850 - U.S. Senator Daniel Webster endorsed the Compromise of 1850 as a method of preserving the Union.
1870 - Gov. William W. Holden of North Carolina denounced Klan violence and issued a proclaimation declaring Almanance County in a state of insurrection.
1888 - Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau born
1908 - Oseola McCarty born
1917 - Lee Young (Nat King Cole Trio) born
1917 - Janet Collins born
1919 - Juanita Stout born
1927 - Supreme Court decision (Nixon v. Herndon) struck down Texas law which barred Blacks from voting in "white primary."
1934 - King Curtis born
1942 - The first five cadets from the Tuskegee Flying School were commissioned.
1945 - Arthur Lee born
1945 - Anthony Bonair born
1950 - Franco Harris born
1952 - Ernie Isley born
1952 - Lynn Swann born
1961 - The black boycott of Atlanta stores ends as the Chamber of Commerce promises that lunch counters will be desegregated.
1965 - "Bloody Sunday": Police beat civil rights demonstrators on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL
1985 - "We Are the World" single was released to benefit African famine.
1986 - The final episode of "Different Strokes" was aired.
1987 - Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight titleholder when he beat James Smith in a decision during a 12-round fight in Las Vegas, NV.
1997 - Michael Manley, former Jamaican prime minister, died