Posts filed under: ‘Tavis Smiley‘
Sent packing Thursday following her lost to the number 46th seed woman in the tennis world, Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain, Venus Williams, rated number 6 in the world, was thought to be the woman most likely to emerge as winner on the Women’s Singles side in the Australian Open…but following her 2-6, 6-3, 7- 5 whipping at the hands of the Spaniard in the second rounds of the tournament that brought an abrupt end to that hope and casted it totally into the wind…Venus… Well, she took it hard and…
It was all they wrote for Venus who has yet to win a single championship in the great ‘down under.’ But all may not yet be lost…as there is still the Women’s Doubles…where Venus and Serena are a very strong team and are presently doing quite well.
It is amazing how time truly flies…Venus is now 28 years old. It seems like only yesterday that 2 little black girls stepped out on the world tennis stage leaving tons of bodies in their wake…with white beads all in their hair beating them across their young gleeful faces while they overpowered the field female opponents, both young and old, with phantom speed and might.
Serena on the other hand moved right along until… Well, she wasn’t sent packing…but her pride was a bit… Well, she had to sweat through her second round…6-3, 7-5 victory over Gisela Dulko of Argentina.
One year younger than my son, Serena having been born on the 26th of September 1981…who at the tender age of 14 turned a professional tennis player. My…amazing. And she has already won the Australian Open 3 times…2003, 2005, 2007…seems she likes odd years. She just may pull it off again. Cha-ching!
And along with Venus…she too has her own line of clothes…that story is in one of the LINKS BELOW.
First it was those black folk who questioned Obama’s blacknesss. Then those
Accountable to what?
We didn’t create him. We didn’t feed him. We didn’t send him to college…didn’t sit with him and tell him-
“Boy, you better study.”
We never told him –
“I’ll be there for you, Barack.”
Now, you want to hold Obama ‘accountable’ to black folks because of what?
Because he is black?
I didn’t hear anybody say they wanted to make George Bush accountable for nothing. And if ever there was a person that that should have been done to it was him.
Now, here comethe black brethren of the Cloth…upset because in his first speech to the nation during his inaugural…Obama said these words-
“…Christian, Muslim and non-believers.”
They are upset because ‘non-believers’ was included in that speech. Rather than to have enjoyed one of the highest moments ever in Black History and American History period…they sat around like a bunch of old hens knit picking.
How very sad for them.
That whole very beautiful event that took place this past Tuesday when a black man was sworn in as the 44th President of this country just totally flew over the top of their heads because of ‘non-believers’ being spoken.
When the #1 man in the world became a black man…they sat around poking out their lips and mumbling about 2 words…‘non-believer.’
The #1 man in the free world is a black man…Commander and Chief of our country and armed forces. I am just curious as to what in world part of that they fail to understand?
Perhaps, they are too filled up with their own self-importance…or supposed importance to get to the real significance of this whole thing.
He is the President. Barack Obama…he is the President of the United States of America…he doesn’t take orders or anything else from anyone…and particularly a bunch of dis-satisfied and highly disenchanted old men sitting around looking for things to complain about…because somebody has reached a higher level than them.
He is the President of the United States. Barack Obama is President of the United States…and in case they don’t know…that is higher than any CEO…any CEEO…any board of Presiding Bishops…higher than anything outside of God. And even God recognized the law of the land…and told us to ‘give unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s.’ That includes respect.
He is the President. Not chump…whipping boy…or somebody those men should be sitting around trying to analyze every word in order to find fault.
I have never been able to understand people who try to bury their heads in the sand and want to pretend like something is not there…or does not exist.
Just who caused prayer to be taken out of our schools?
Who have had the court houses around this country remove from their walls, edifices and corridors the 10 Commandments?
Who has been seeking to have removed from the face of American currency “In God we trust?”
Yes, them. Those people…those very people whom Barack Obama dared to make mention of in his inaugural speech. They are real. They do exist…and in growing numbers. Those…those non-believers…atheist
Get your head out of the sand, gentlemen. The world did not stop turning because President Obama included them in his speech. They are here…and I suggest that you go after them not Obama if you really want to make a statement…and stop letting those people corrupt and change everything to suit themselves.
You gentlemen are on the wrong side of the battle ground…but then I do understand. There is only one Barack Obama…and tons of them. Yes…I clearly understand.
On a higher note… Obama’s approval rating for his first couple of days in office is out…and he gets high marks. Best since Kennedy. You can read more on that…CLINK on the LINK BELOW.
Well, God bless…
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Add a comment January 25, 2009
Well, the US House of Representatives has made their voices known and they say-
Rod Blagojevich threw away his life by making a foolish and highly selfish mistake…that will see him facing not only legal charges but impeachment removing him from his office as Governor of Illinois. Though Blagojevich has vowed to fight…it is hard to believe that he will have any success since there is hard evidence and audio tapes of him seeking payoffs for his choice to fill the Obama Senate seat.
But the more I see and hear of Roland Burris…no matter how it happened…or the cloud hanging over his head…it seems he is going be a great civil servant for the people of Illinois. He seems to be a highly humble man…and that really speaks volumes for anyone. The people of Illinois should get behind him with all of their support. It is perhaps because of the problems brought about by Blagojevich that caused him to finally chose Roland Burris in the first place.
The Bible does say this-
“That He is working it out for your good.”
I think Illinois may come to agree.
Regarding Al Franken vs Norm Coleman, the incumbent Senator of Minnesota. Coleman not being happy at Franken finally being declared the winner of the Minnesota Senate seat has vowed to fight on. All I can say is Minnesotians are funny people…after all they did elect that guy who used to be on WestleMania, Jesse the Ventura.
Wow, if these politicans fought as hard for the people they supposedly went into office to represent…they wouldn’t have to fight so hard to keep their seats. Evidently the good people in Minnesota were not satisfied Coleman. Now, who’s fault is that?
Atheist have gone to court to block Obama from saying at the end of the oath during the Presidential Inaugural…they are seeking to have removed-
“…so help me God.”
It is sad that such a group of people does exist in this world anywhere. That they hate and have such a fear of God…so much so that they can’t even stand to hear the name ‘God’ or read it. That these people look to band even the calling of His name from any and everything where it is publicly displayed or said. Now, how sad is that?
I loved this story…how Marian Robinson, Michelle Obama’s mother, will be joining them in the White House. It is a great story…what a family. And they are not ashamed or embarrassed to care about one another…and for each other…no matter what it looks like or sounds like to to others. I admire those Obama’s.
With the schedule that they both will have who better should they leave their little daughters in the care of? And I really do not blame them, neither Obama or his wife, for wanting to ensure that their children were left in the best possible and safest hands in the world…not to mention…loving and caring.
And at 71 this ex-secretary…and current track runner…is being solicited by all kinds of senior groups who are just as excited about her, her children and grand-children…as we all are.
Oh, give me a break. Sarah Palin needs to stop complaining.
The reason that Sarah Palin became such a big joke was really one of her own doing. Nobody but Sarah Palin herself decided to go on Saturday Night Live. Who would do that after the jokes they made of her?
And to get upset about something being said about her pregnant daughter… Well… She should have gotten mad at her daughter who did not think that her mother’s public position was a consideration when she decided to lay down and have unprotected sex…or sex at all…knowing what the outcome might be…and ultimately was. She became pregnant. And being a public family such things follow all those who are in the public eye. It is unfortunate…but it goes with the territory.
And for Palin to say that she will be looking how Caroline Kennedy will be treated by the media as Caroline seeks to fill Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat in the State of New York.
How strange of a statement was that?
The first thing that Palin should learn…is this. It is how you walk and carry yourself that matters. The Kennedy’s…none of them have ever carried themselves as a joke. But that is not anything that Palin can say about herself.
I actually think that it is interesting, however, that after having gotten involved in the Obama campaign that Caroline somehow has gotten bitten by that thing which runs strong in the veins of all her family members…politics. I think that in any capacity Caroline works in…she will be an inspiration to all…dedicated and diligent at the job. Having lost so much so early in her young life due to politics…it is amazing at this time she is seeking to do it. What a legacy she would bring to people of the State of New York.
Now, I’m going to go to the Tavis Smiley issue. Everybody knows about the controversy prior to Obama becoming the President between Tavis and how Tavis felt about Obama. I mean he was all over the radio and then he hit the TV circuit denouncing Obama. All over Obama not being able to attend his annual conference.
When Obama due to his heavy schedule during the primary or election season of his campaign…Obama offered to send his wife, Michelle, to go to Tavis’ conference in his place…and Tavis said he didn’t want her.
Can you imagine that Tavis said ‘no’ to Michelle Obama coming in place of her husband?
Now, most people would have leaped at that. But nooooo….not Tavis. He was insulted. He became angered. He felt offended…that an affront had been made. And he tried to make it seem that it was to black people…when it was in fact a Tavis Smiley ego issue. And then he started bad mouthing Obama.
Now, he is saying how…we need to help to make Obama a good president.
I find that humorous…and an utterly ridiculous statement…not to mention a slap in face to Obama. Particularily from a man who preceives himself as having a stamp of ‘excellence’ himself. “Good”…
The Bible says that you can judge a man by the thing that proceedeth out of his mouth. It would seem like Jesse Jackson last year…Tavis Smiley still has plenty of problems getting over Obama not being a part of his conference. And the things that proceedeth out of his mouth speak volumes as to who Tavis Smiley truly is.
Obama doesn’t need us ‘to help to make him a good president.’ He didn’t enter that race unequiped to handle the job…nor was he not able to run a great Presidential race…and probably the greatest Presidential race of all times…to get to where he intended on going. And Obama is not going to be just ‘a good president,’ Tavis.
No, Obama will probably be the greatest president that this country has ever had. And those capabilities were born in him…which his mother helped to nourtished within him…and his life experiences did the rest. And he doesn’t need any help from us…you…or anyone else outside of God, his wife and family…and the team he has put in place around him…to be more than capable of handling his duties and responsibilities as President of the United States.
‘Eyes have not seen…nor ears heard’ what works God has put in Obama’s heart for the benefit of this nation…and the world.
And no…I do not believe that Obama is some super human…or a prophet. That would be foolish of me. But who knows…I don’t know…maybe he is. But I do believe that God does rise up men…and women to do phenomenal works…even in ‘such a time as these.’
Grow up, Tavis. You are not a child…everybody has schedule conflicts. I am sure that it has even happened to you.
And oh, yeah….
Jeb Bush for President?
Give me a break.
America is not a monarchy. We have no real dynasties here.
The Presidency of this country is not a ‘rite of passage’ for any family.
Something is seriously wrong with the Bush family if that is the only way those boys have of proving to their father that they love him. And on top of that it was Jeb Bush in that set-up regime down in Florida…where he had been put strategically in place for the course of actions and events which took place during the 2000 Presidential Election in which his brother stole his way into the White House over Al Gore who should have legitimitely become the President of the United States.
How in the world could that man run this country when he couldn’t even run his own home or oversee his own children. And imagine being paid $474,500–for 13 days of work per year. Oh, yeah…Jeb Bush he’s our man. These people are crooks…just a bunch of out and out theives…that whole Bush family.
The sun is out today…and I’m up and about. Hope you enjoy your weekend.
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