Thursday, October 23, 2008
Unfortunately, the system failed, and ended up providing the opportunity for Rev. Jackson's detractors to assault his character and demand an apology for his deeming the lacrosse boys 'guilty'.
Interestingly enough, no one asked Jackson to apologize for putting his hope and trust in the legal system; fully knowing that a young, Negro single mother was but cannon fodder for the legion of lawyers commanded by the Duke families. No, not one derogatory remark against him for believing in the courts.
You now ask, why bring up the Duke case?
Well, a book is nearing release that will shed a new light on what happened that fateful night in Duketory.
A true expose with an insider's revelations of the events.
Now, obviously, since the high priced, high paid defense attorneys were able to work their litigatory magic and get the boys an acquittal: none of the relevant details of this book will really matter.
"The Last Dance for Grace: The Crystal Mangum Story" is a book that needs to be read. A book that should not be silenced.
Unfortunately, the same monopoly of justice deprivation that strong armed the acquittal of the lacrosse boys is now actively trying to suppress the author's Constitutional rights to get the story out.
"For 2½ years, this woman has attempted to destroy Reade's life," Cooney (a lawyer) said. "We aim to put a stop to it."
Certainly, the books co-author and publisher has a different take.
Vincent Clark, co-author and publisher of the book, said repeatedly "the case is closed" and Mangum accepts the conclusions of state prosecutors.
How this constitutes an attempt to destroy some one's life is not clear. In fact, the young lady went even further in her reasons to go forward with participating in the expose.
"At this point, it doesn't really matter," she said. "What matters is for people to know my account of what happened and for all of us to learn from it."
To learn from it!
She freely accepts that the boys were found to not have committed the crime that took place in their home, while they were there. She doesn't say she disagrees with the courts ruling, or make any claims the boys are guilty.
All she wants to do is make it clear that she was raped. That a crime was committed against her. And that a single, Negro female dancer can't beat the system.
Yet, the lawyers for the boys who already ensured their freedom are now trying to take away Magnum's freedom of speech.
Talks of a law suit seeking compensation are in the works.
This is a tragic turn of events, as it would seem the boys are seeking to gain a profit from a crime they supposedly didn't commit.
And, at the same time, suppress Magnum's truthy account of what happened that night.
All in all, the entire situation seems wholly unfair.
The lacrosse boys got off. And, we believe, the laws evoking Double Jeopardy preclude them from being brought to trial again.
What harm can a book revealing what really took place that night do to the boys?
Especially since they are already known as the white bread versions of OJ Simpson.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
He is the target of the Norfolk Commonwealth Attorney's collaborative effort with the state of Virginia (and the Federal Govt.) to rid the state of Negro QB's. This effort is well document in the state and federal joint task force that previously was assigned to gain a conviction of another Negro QB from the state of Virginia. (We urge Jason Campbell to walk on egg shells, if not water!)
What is perhaps most detestable about this latest development is not that another Negro QB is being robbed of his chance at greatness, but that almost every wire and account of this most recent 'conviction' labels Marcus Vick as 'Former Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick'.
Certainly, there is truth in the statement. Mr. Vick is a former VT QB. However, due to the fact that the mainstream media continually tries to link Vick with the school and its football program; we believe it is a purposeful attempt to negatively reflect on Mr. Vick.
Virginia Tech is most famous for two things:
1) A lax football program which has produced more than one habitually poorly behaved QB
2) A most tragic murder spree perpetrated by a mentally unbalanced Virginia Tech student
Attaching the 'Former Virginia Tech quarterback' label to Vick is a sinister effort to negatively link Vick to these two negative things for which VT is most notorious.
Isn't it time we let Mr. Vick simply live his life as Marcus Vick, rather than attempt to shackle and enslave him to the negative connotations that go along with being a 'Former Virginia Tech quarterback'?
Vick was simply a student-athlete at the school, he didn't run the programs which provided the environment to produce all the negative things that go along with the programs.
Marcus Vick has been through enough. It's hard enough being the younger brother of a Negro QB so visible that he is the target of a high level government sting and thoroughly unusual federal prosecution.
Why must the media continually try to sully his reputation and image further by constantly bringing up his connection to VT?
Marcus Vick is also a son and a brother. And probably a father. But when do we see him labelled by the mainstream media as 'son, brother and possible father Marcus Vick'?
We only see the negative.
Yes, we can change.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The young man was arrested for his role in a house party in September. That, coupled with his past incidents of being a menace to the campus, led to the Notre Dame Office of Residence Life's decision to revoke his status as a Notre Dame football player.
The young law breaker is also a member of the Notre Dame lacrosse team, and no word yet on whether his eligibility to participate in that sport will be mercifully rescinded.
Certainly, a full scale investigation into the 'lacrosse culture' at Notre Dame would be more than warranted given the unearthing of the criminal nature of participants in the sport during the Duke Rape Team prosecution. While the rape charges were blocked and deferred by the high priced, private defense team's ability to negate the effectiveness of the state provided (and much lower paid) prosecutor; there can be no refutation that the proceedings revealed that lacrosse culture has a decidedly unruly and illegal tint to it.
That tint, being white.
The actual suspension from the football team relates to a compounding of incidents.
Previously, the criminally active Yeatman was charged with a plethora of charges related to a drinking incident on campus. The multi-convicted Yeatman pled guilty to charges levied as recently as February. His admission of guilt was in response to the court appointed representatives of the people providing enough evidence that the hard drinking Yeatman had willfully operated a vehicle after committing the crime of underage drinking. In addition, he was charged with reckless driving.
Yeatman, being white, well to do and a member of ND's athletic department, was given the opportunity to clear his record in the space of just one year. However, the stipulation was that he remain free of being caught committing a crime.
Unfortunately, the embedded criminal nature of lacrosse culture proved to be too much.
Yeatman was arrested and charged Sept. 21 with minor consumption of alcohol, resisting arrest and false informing after police raided the house.
In what seems to be an effort to protect the young convict, the last two charges listed were dropped. Leaving only the underage consumption of alcohol crime.
Instead of being grateful to the courts and to Notre Dame for standing up to the danger Yeatman poses to the campus community, Yeatman's father was combative.
"Will had a .02 [blood-alcohol content at the party]," Dennis Yeatman said, according to the Tribune. "The other charges were dropped. There's never been a police report filed. And Will is an exceptionally good kid, admired by everybody, gets along with everybody. He's being suspended for a .02 BAC. After all he's been through, it appears to be a disproportionate penalty for college student."
We will take this opportunity to remind Mr. Yeatman (the father of the previously convicted lacrosse playing football player) that his statement alone incriminates his son. Yeatman the younger is under 21. Therefore, while a .02 BAC would certainly not be a crime for someone over 21, it is in fact evidence that the young convict broke the law. And, the terms of his previous deal with the court were clearly violated. Regardless of whether the police filed a report or not.
Additionally, we'd remind Mr. Yeatman that we find it hard to believe that an exceptionally good kid gets drunk and then drives his car on a campus sidewalk.
Finally, we ask Mr. Yeatman: after all your son has been through?
Let's recap what he has been through. He committed an underage drunk driving crime in which he drove on a sidewalk on campus. And, in return was given the opportunity to have his record expunged in only a year's time if he could refrain from committing a stupid act during that year. Instead of acting contrite and taking advantage of the opportunity he was given, he goes out and drinks while still underage (and apparently gives the cops a hard time in the process)...and we are supposed to feel sorry for all he has been through?
This young man should be kicked out of Notre Dame for sheer stupidity. And his father should be smacked for attempting to portray the hooligan that he raised as somehow being a victim in all this.
In a story of related interest, Pacman Jones is currently evaluating which program will best serve his needs for alcohol treatment after the Jerry Jones employed bodyguards failed to keep alcohol away from Pacman, negligently leading to his suspension.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Often times, this difference in perspective is predicated on the viewer's rooting interest. A fan of one team will most definitely have a different point of view on events than the fan of the opposition.
Take, let's say, a close football game.
A game possibly decided by turnovers or maybe a bad call or two by the officials.
The fan of the team that won may say that the turnovers were 'forced' or that the winning team made those plays happen.
The fan of the losing team might believe that the turnovers resulted from mistakes his team made. And, thusly, the game was given away.
As sports fans, we understand that perspective often times dictates how the game is viewed.
So, as sports fans, we also understand that perspective dictates how writers report the game.
And that is why we can't understand ESPN's coverage of the North Carolina-Notre Dame game this past weekend.
One account of the game was titled "Tar Heels take big step with win".
But on the first play of the first drive of the second half, all of that changed. An interception by linebacker Quan Sturdivant got the Tar Heels back in the game, and a forced fumble and recovery by Aleric Mullins late in the third quarter swayed momentum for good.
The implication being that the Tar Heels made some big plays, forced turnovers and took charge of the momentum, proving that they are a legit team and taking the game.
A second ESPN account of the game was titled, "Irish handle tough loss to North Carolina".
Notre Dame knows it let one get away against North Carolina, and the Irish aren't happy about it.
The piece essentially documented the turnover margin in the game as the reason for the Irish loss. But it was the portrayal of the turnovers as mistakes, and that the Irish dominated the rest of the game that was interesting.
One piece, validating the legitimacy of North Carolina's team. The other piece, contending the Irish dominated and the loss was due to unfortunate mistakes.
We reiterate that it is not uncommon to have oppositional perspectives on the same event.
However, we do find ESPN's accounts of the game troubling, all the same.
We find the differing takes troubling because.........they were written by the same person.
Someone named Graham Watson wrote both pieces.
Clearly, Watson had some conflicting feelings after watching the game. The writer clearly came away feeling that the victory gave some credence to UNC's ranking. But, at the same time that ND performed well and were a few miscues from going back to South Bend with a 5-1 record.
Our complaint: Stand by one perspective or the other. Either ND gave the game away. Or UNC took it from them.
You can't have it both ways as a writer. How can one writer submit separate accounts with veritably diametrically oppositional views of the same game?
We believe that we in the Nation are reasonable, open minded, and truth seeking.
Truth seeking being the definitive quality. We find the truth, then relay it to you in our teachings.
A win-win situation for all of us.
Sometimes, we must search high and low for the truth. Other times, we must search near and far.
But this time, the truth hit us squarely in the face in the form of the writer that wants it both ways:
Women should not be writing about sports.
The opportunity to exercise the age old notion of a 'female's prerogative' (aka: changing your mind on a dime without explanation or rationality) is far too rife.
So, we shall request of Ms. Watson the same as we do of our wives:
Make up your damn mind and get back to us when you know what you want!!! (Or in this case you know how you feel about the game.)
And ESPN, unless you are going to turn into Women's Day or Redbook, you better think twice about accepting multiple entries on the same sporting event from your writers.
Your married male readers get enough schizophrenia at home, we don't need it on the WWL!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
However, in the second half of the list, Arizona and Oregon State fell out due to the rise of Cincinnati and Vanderbilt.
10: Cincinnati: With the falls of USF and Connecticut this week, we project the Bearcats to be the newest Beasts of the Big East. A big time win over tradition rich Marshall vaulted the 'Cats into the Top 10.
9: Ohio State: The Buckeyes toughed out a win at Wisconsin. Despite continuing to win, the Buckeyes, except for Terrelle Pryor, just have not been overly impressive.
8: Georgia Tech: The Jackets dropped a spot, despite shutting out Duke. Only scoring 27 on the Blue White Devils just doesn't cut it in this poll.
7: Vanderbilt: The Commodores make their first ever appearance in the rankings. A hard fought win over Auburn delivered them into the top 10. However, the rest of the season probably hinges on the health of tremendous Negro QB Chris Nickson.
6: Illinois: As we stated last week; Juice Williams is the prototypical Negro QB and therefore the Fighting Zook's are a threat to win every game they play. Williams rang up 431 total yards as the Illini smoked Meechigan in the Big House.
5: Ball State: If the Cards had a white QB, you could bet that they would be being hailed as the biggest threat to be BCS busters. But, that notoriety goes to the team from the pearly white BYU campus. Nate Davis and crew crushed always game Toledo, 31-0.
4: USC: Big rebound blowout win over Oregon. And huge day for non-white Mark Sanchez. Look for the Trojans to drub Arizona State this week as they claw their way back to the top.
3- Virginia Tech: Hokies beat Western Kentucky, but lost running back Kenny Lewis, Jr. However, Negro QB Tyrod Taylor remains healthy, and that spells trouble this week for Boston College.
2- Penn State: Joe Paterno continues to coach from the booth. And the Lions continue to win. There has to be a correlation there. The speedy, accurate and savvy Darryl Clark will be challenged by a physical Wisconsin team this week.
1- Oklahoma: A blowout tune-up win over Baylor primes the Sam Bradford led Sooners as they prepare for the Red River Rivalry against Texas. Interestingly enough, Texas coach Mack Brown won his only National Championship due to the incredible abilities of a non-white QB. Look for OU to win this.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Some, diatribically venomous ad hominem attacks voicing no real point of view; other than the writer is angry that the world is changing rapidly and he/she is being left behind.
We generally aren't the type to pat ourselves on the back and devote time to pointing out every instance in which our activism leads to change.
But, we feel this time is important enough to lend some attention.
Our regular readers will recall last weeks sermonical presentation on the racist tendencies exhibited by a Sports Illustrated football writer. In his weekly column, the writer gives out a "Good Guy of the Week" award. All winners this season had been white.
We believed that it was time to take a stance against the writer, and we put together a well received expose on the writer's pattern.
Brothers and Sisters, the response of Mr. Peter King overwhelmingly substantiates our findings.
This morning, in his 'column', Mr. King anointed a new 'Good Guy of the Week'.
Lo and behold, after our public outcry against his award practices which thus far had repetitively excluded Negroes from being crowned as 'good guys'; Mr. King coronated Brian Dawkins as his 'Good Guy of the Week'.
Certainly, no one can argue that Dawkins deserves the award. He did something to help someone or donated some time to a charity or helped kids or some such endeavor. What he did is not of consequence.
It is the recognition of a Negro player as a 'good guy' that matters.
We applaud Mr. King for tapping out under the pressure administered by our previous literary choke hold. And caving to the concentrated demands of our movement.
Now that the precedent has been set, we anticipate a run of Negro players winning this coveted award.
In related news:
Last week we also ran a piece illustrating that Ronnie Brown was one of the most efficient QB's in football and that he was best suited to be the starting QB for the Dolphins.
Seems Mr. King has jumped on that bandwagon as well.
The best thing for Miami is how adept Brown is at taking snaps and using play-fakes and even throwing the ball.
King even went so far as to name Miami Quarterback Coach, David Lee, his Coach of the Week for the work he has done implementing this package centered around Ronnie Brown assuming the role of Negro QB.
While we must admit there is certainly going to be a lingering issue in King's blatant attempt to credit the white coach with the success of the new Quarterback; we must agree with the sentiment of King's statement.
Clearly, in naming the Quarterback Coach the coach of the week for his work with Brown, King is anointing Brown the Quarterback of the Dolphins.
We made that point over a week ago, but it is fulfilling to see the mainstream media agree that Ronnie Brown is one of the best Negro-QB's in the NFL.
Yes, we can change!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Well, other than the very existence of the promotion he fights for – the struggling EliteXC. Not to mention the short-term future of mixed martial arts on broadcast television, since CBS could pull the plug.
Wetzel goes on to speculate that a Slice loss would be the end of his drawing power, and the end of EliteXC.
While it’s unlikely EliteXC, or any other league, can ever mount a serious challenge to the UFC’s immense popularity and market share, the possibility is non-existent if Kimbo loses.
The hopes and dreams of investors are pinned on the lovable street urchin from Miami.
Slice was plucked from the realm of backyard brawls and parking lot scrapes. His notoriety was gained through a marketing scheme based on YouTube exposure and personality for days.
EliteXC came along and saw not just a magnetic and charismatic Negro male; but dollar signs. Cha-ching!
Deep in debt, the organization formulated a plan to exploit the following that Slice had built himself through his gorilla marketing campaign on YouTube.
And now, unable to sign or find any white fighters who can draw like Slice can, the company and the mainstream media are already preparing to blame Slice should the endeavor fail.
The trouble is, if Kimbo were to lose Saturday, there may not be a company on Monday – the promise of future ratings and pay-per-view buys gone if his famed ferocity is debunked.
Kimbo slice has taken on an untenable situation. The entire future of MMA on broadcast television rests in the power of his punches. As does the future of his employers.
Much has been made that Slice has fought 'has beens' and 'never was's'. That his skills and mastery of the various martial arts lack the technical maturity and precision of top notch fighters.
Even his vaunted punching power – fearsome in boat yards and back alleys – isn’t much by big-time MMA standards.
Then, why pin all hopes on Slice? Why put forth Slice as the deliverer to the promised land?
Slice is to EliteXC as Barack Obama is to the Presidential election.
Inexperienced and untested. And an easy mark when things go bad.
And, their situations are virtual mirror images. Thrust into virtually unwinable situations. If Obama wins, the country is in such disarray, that he can't be successful. Eventually, as ALL MMA fighters do, Slice will lose.
And, as Negro males, they will both be tarred and feathered and then lynched by the media. As if they CHOSE this destiny of forced failure.
Obama didn't choose to have the media draft him as the savior of this nation. Watch how the media turns after he wins and the white robber barons of Wall Street and bitter white Republicans on the Hill ensure that our economy sinks to new lows in an effort to cement an American future in which a Negro is never given the chance to so much as seriously run for President again.
And watch the great fighter, Slice, ride away into 'bolivian' after he is finally vanquished in the cage.
Both replete in the knowledge that they gave it their best.
Obama, secure in the cash from all the books you bought.
And, Slice. Secure in the cash he got from his Nike endorsements.
And the government and EliteXC bankrupt.
Don't hate the player, hate the game.