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Venus and Serena always at the top…

Okay, I admit it.  I have not been paying close attention to either Serena or Venus lately.

Okay…okay…maybe it was because I just can’t seem to agree with the skimpy clothes or skin-like almost naked look of  Venus’ under garments of her tennis outfits.  But that does not mean that they are not the best…or perhaps the greatest sister act to ever hit the  World Tennis Courts.

And because I can’t always agree with their clothing choses does not mean that they are not ‘yet’ still beautiful young black or…African American young ladies.

So, then why did the Austrian Open fail to include their names.  Venus and Serena Williams… in its list of  ‘the ten most beautiful women?’

Oversight?

Maybe…

If  it was an oversight on the part of those who did the electing could it have been one due to color… as in their ‘skin color?’

Very possibly.

Beauty can be measured in a number of ways.  But if you are looking at beauty as it pertains to women’s looks…  then you certainly cannot overlook the Williams sisters.  And they are more than just physically beautiful.

Some people even believe that a good mind is beautiful.  And if you are one of those then… they are beautiful even in that.

Some people believe that having a good personality is beautiful.  And if you are one of  those than you might even agree here.  The William sisters are beautiful

Some believe that having height is beautiful.  I love height.  And if you think that being tall is a sign of  beauty… then you can agree here.  That the William sisters are beautiful.

Some people look at your skill and ability, and find beauty in that.  Maybe, you are one of those.  Certainly, it cannot be said that they… neither Venus nor Serena are lacking in either of  those departments.  In fact, they possess great skill and ability in all the things that they do… be it designing jewelry, or designing sets  for television or video productions… or designing clothes …or slicing tennis balls straight down the court and making Aces.

Yes, the Williams sisters possess talent, skill, ability, smarts, intellect, height, charm, elegance… and everything else.

So, then why did they not get chosen …or at least 1 of  them for some ‘tennis most beautiful list?’

Well, you figure that one out.  I have my own opinion on the matter already… and you probably know what it is.

All in all… whether they were picked or not for that list… what can you say except…  they are still winners in everybody’s book.  And very much still at the top of  their game.

Now, how could your overlook that?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jewel-woods/venus-and-serena-williams_b_169927.html

http://www.onthebaseline.com/2010/08/12/venus-and-serena-williams-commit-to-playing-fed-cup-by-bnp-paribas-final/

http://tennis.fanhouse.com/2010/09/05/venus-williams-shahar-peer-offers-reminder-of-players-connectio/?icid=main%7Chp-laptop%7Cdl4%7Csec1_lnk3%7C168702

http://msn.foxsports.com/tennis/story/US-Open-might-be-venus-williams-last-best-shot-090810

With regard to their clothes…

Who says that the under pants to Venus’ tennis outfits have to be only white?

Evidently, it is not in the rule book.

The other young ladies on the tennis court wear white under garments and nobody says that they are trying to give off the illusion of being naked…being that they are white.   So, why then should we perceive that Venus is trying to give off  an illusion of  being naked… even though that might have been what she expressed when she was confronted by a bunch of  foolish questions concerning the matter.

Can you believe that an article states that when Venus steps out on the court at the US Open this year…she will do so as the ‘under-dog?’

Clearly, many in the tennis hate the Williams sisters…and simply just wish that they would just disappear.

And once again Venus is causing a stirr…news articles saying ‘short and skimpy.’   You guess what they are talking about.

Well, hope that you enjoy your weekend this weekend.  The kids are back at school here on Monday.  Unlike when I was growing up you don’t really see parents out shopping for school clothes the way they used to.  My son says that it is because kids wear uniforms now.

But still what happened to having to buy new shoes and socks, and other things for school?

Then today too… many kids have to supply themselves with their own notebooks, pens, pencils, and paper… etc…etc…etc…

They don’t even get to carry their school books home from schools any more.2ab-the-bishop-wifecover

And everybody is wondering why they kids are not getting the education that they should?

What tools are we giving them so they can?

Not every child has a computer at home… or at their immediate disposal.    They do not all have the same resources.

So, why does the public school system feel that they do?

Where are all our tax dollars going?

When they started lotto in this state they said that the money… or a large portion of it was View Bernadine Smith's profile on FiledBygoing to go  towards education.  I really do not see where any of  has.

Today, the kids have no lockers in their schools to even hang up their coats… or  to place their books in… if  they were given any.  They have to furnish their own pencil sharpeners… art supplies …everything.  All of which were  given to us when I was in school.

For every class I had… I had a corresponding textbook.  These books were given to me as my personal possess for the year, and at the end of year I had to return them back into the possession of the school.  But today’s kids don’t have anything like that.  Their books can’t leave their classrooms. 

So, what happened to all that lotto money?

Why do kids have less in school today than we did yesterday?

And in this environment of less… how can we possibly expect or hope for them to do just as well or even better than we did yesterday?

I can’t see it happening.  The sakes are higher today… and our kids should not be made to deal with less simply because the school system is not allocated its  fair share.

Now, so much for me standing on top of  my soap box.

Enjoy your weekend… and hopefully each and every one of our children… and they all are ours… will have a great and tremendous school year this year.

I have yet to launch my official and new website…but I must say that it looks great.  And almost everything is working.  Just needs some final tweaking.

Well, God bless…

Thank you for reading this blog…and  my others.  Please be sure to continue to share this blog site with your family to em , co-workers and all your friends“pass it on…”  www.bsmith101.wordpress.com  ©2010






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2 comments August 28, 2010

Some of what you may be waiting on…

You have been reading my writings…   Well, some of them.  You may have even 2ab-the-bishop-wifecoverwatched my book trailer for my book, THE BISHOP’S WIFE.

Now, and I want to show you something that I started yesterday.  It is the radio spot for my book.  I added some visual material just so I could launch it over youtube…and you would have something to watch.

But if you have been wondering about me… I mean my voice.   What I may or may not sound like.

View Bernadine Smith's profile on FiledByI mean I would be curious about you… if  I read some of your work.  Most people flip over a book just to take a look at what the author looks like.  And I have given you that chance in my actual book trailer, which I hav4_printer_Promo_Cars_b_smith2e also included in this blog.

But I am so excited about my radio spot.  Tell me what you think.  And it is me speaking… but then I have told you that by profession I am a radio announcer.

And if  you think my radio spot is something… which thanks to a software call ‘Motion’… it really looks greater than I could have imagined.  Then ‘Final Cut’…was the software I used to put it all together.  And the rest is…   Well, you tell me…

And one other thing… I really wished you could see my website.  If you went and checked out my initial site…which really wasn’t much to check out.  Baby, you should see it now!

I just finished reading this story.  There are things that touch me…and things that make me mad.  This story did both.

http://www.aolnews.com/crime/article/report-remains-found-of-missing-la-woman-mitrice-richardson/19591275?icid=main|main|dl1|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aolnews.com%2Fcrime%2Farticle%2Freport-remains-found-of-missing-la-woman-mitrice-richardson%2F19591275

This is the kind of  case you wished Johnny Cochran was still around  for.

How in the world could the LA police arrest a young woman mentally challenged, hold her for a few days then release her without her pocketbook, money, or any way to get home.  And seeing that the young woman was obviously distressed in some way.

How could they have done that to her?

It was a scenario set for doom.

If  they had set it up the LA police could not have done a better job in aiding in the murder of  this young woman.  The moment this young woman was released the chances of  her making it home safely  without something happening…in LA?

It  was slim at the very best.  And the worst part of it…. her loving and caring mother tried her best to keep anything from happening to her daughter.

I feel for this  family.

My goodness…what a terrible story.  I cannot imagine the hell or the evil that Matrice was thrown in or the fate that she had to endure.  What a terrible story.  No amount of money  or law suit can compensate  the injustice which was done here.

I restrain myself  from speaking on the Fantasia story.  To some degree I feel for her though.

There is something that I am so sure about.

“The devil desires to steal your life.”

And if  you let him he will.

There was once a time when I thought about suicide.  But thank God, He only let it be just a fleeing thought.

Matters of  the heart can make people do foolish things.

But the one thing about life is this…

There is always tomorrow.  And usually it is a much better day.

http://www.wbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12956553

I just finished talking to friend of mine who reminded me that Fantasia is illiterate.  It has been so long that I had forgotten it.  How she told the story of how she had to learn the songs for American Idol by having to have someone read her the words so that she could remember them.

Can you imagine that?

For her to do that… Fantasia in fact must be brilliant.  And if  she had learned to read and perhaps all those other basic things that we all pretty much take for granted… she might have well been further ahead today since having won American Idol a few years ago.

 There is no doubt that education is essential for success.  And true success cannot be had or maintained without it.

You know to know how to read, write, add and subtract.  Without these basic skills all of  us would find it difficult to survive.

Now with computers and with texting… who doesn’t need to know how to read or type… or write?  And it doesn’t matter whether you can type with 1 finger or with all 10… but without being familiar with the alphabet or without knowing how to read you would be lost… totally out of the loop.

Then she got caught up with a married man.

Then there was something about her a ‘sex tape.’

Could it be a need for some attention?

That is what my son says.

Or is it that Fantasia like some many other ‘so-called’ stars when they fall out of the glimmer of all the light… they reach out to do some desperate  or stupid things just to get catapulted back into the spot light?

Attempting to commit suicide is illegal.  But I hear that Fantasia is due to release a new CD and sometime this week she begins making the rounds to various TV shows.  Perhaps it was…  just something to give her something to talk about while she sat down for those rounds of  TV interviews.  Or perhaps it was all for her to grab the attention of  Oprah and others to add her to their guest lists in the wake of her ordeal… and increase CD sales.

Who knows…

http://www.dvercity.com/drumbeats_fantasia.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/08/12/earlyshow/leisure/celebspot/main6766379.shtml

Hope you enjoy your weekend.   Summer will soon be coming to an end.  In many places school has already begun again.

Well, God bless…

Thank you for reading this blog…and  my others.  Please be sure to continue to share this blog site with your family, co-workers and all your friends“pass it on…”  www.bsmith101.wordpress.com  ©2010

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