Saturday, February 7, 2009
From: Carol Carter
Friday, January 30, 9:30 AM
Subject: FW: Amazing!
How can 2,000,000 blacks get into Washington, DC in 1 day in sub zero temps when 200,000 couldn't get out of New Orleans in 85 degree temps with four days notice?
I don't understand how you can say such horrible things then say it's a joke.
Her next email:
From: Carol Carter
January 30, 5:54 PM
Subject: Earlier e-mail
I have been asked to send this apology for my earlier e-mail. I am sorry that it was received in a negative manner. I do hope that we are going to be allowed to keep our sense of humor.
As you can now see, it went to very few people. I did add Todd Marks in this apology, as he is in the mix now. I am also sorry to learn that some of these persons are not real team players. There really was no reason for this to go beyond those that I e-mailed (8 people). This was not an e-mail blast as I do not have that capability.
What do Carol mean by a real team player? I have to say I don't even understand the premise of this "joke." Is it that blacks care more about history than their own lives? Is it that they're lazy because they only leave town for inaugurations? This is not funny in any kinda way. Or maybe I'm just not a "real team player." Sorry, Carol.
Friday, February 6, 2009
In the film’s climactic number, Beyoncé seals the deal with her rendition of “I’d Rather Go Blind”…as an actress and a singer, she finds ways to make her interpretation both faithful and fresh. Sung directly to an impossible, already-married love interest, label founder Leonard Chess (Adrien Brody), the performance begins from the point-of-view of the male, gazing at Etta from behind with his puppy-dog eyes. From the start, the pace and phrasing of Beyoncé’s vocals follow Etta’s with surprising fidelity. Then, as the camera inches forward, eventually framing the singer’s face in close-up, the scene builds in intensity, climaxing with a sneer at the corner of her mouth, and a few defiant, gut-wrenching wails. It’s clear her version is not the original’s moan of resignation, but an enactment of all the bitterness and resentment on which Etta James based her take-no-prisoners persona…. ( "Beyonce Version")
By the time Beyoncé is finished with “I’d Rather Go Blind,” she has achieved what neither Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles nor Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash could manage: a respectful embodiment as well an expansion of a mythic figure. She takes us across a curiously under explored frontier, where the emotional and physical abandon of an R&B performance becomes both the means and the substance of great melodramatic acting.
Etta’s version of “I’d Rather Go Blind” is embedded above, and Beyonce’s is down below. Judge for yourself. For me it would have to be Etta.
Gates said Lincoln wrestled with his own use of the ‘n-word,’ which he used publicly until at least 1862, and which most Lincoln scholars today find so surprising and embarrassing that they consistently avoid discussing it. In the early 1860s, Lincoln seriously considered a proposal to deport all black people and colonize them in Liberia, the Caribbean, and/or Latin America. He was dissuaded primarily by the high cost, not by the immorality of such a venture. In April 1865, Lincoln gave a speech in which he advocated the right to vote for “Very Intelligent Negroes” and 200,000 black Civil War veterans. The rest he apparently would allow to remain in sub-citizenship because of a lingering belief that blacks, as a race, were not as gifted or intelligent as whites and the few who were should be regarded as exceptions.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I wonder what would happen if some one marriage was broken up by this service could they sue them as part of the divorce? I smell a class action law suit here and how about alienation of affection charge. I don't think a moral arguments will work. What do you think? Any way some months ago the hubby and I was out to dinner and we overheard some ladies talking about when cheating is acceptable in a relationship. Yes they were talking that loud.
They were saying that they loved their man/husband had no plans to leave , but if certain factors are present in their sex life, then they would HAVE to cheat just to be satisfied. They were saying that it’s reasonable, acceptable and down right expected if their man/husband couldn’t satisfy them. So my question is , do you agree….Are there ever any circumstances that make cheating reasonable, acceptable and expected? If so, what circumstances would make you cheat? If not, why wouldn’t you? Would you consider pornography cheating?
For me under no circumstances is cheating acceptable, reasonable or expected. Whatever you do not want done to you, do not do to others. I have been on the receiving end of cheating and it do not feel good; I still remember the pain. It was before meeting and marrying my husband. This is what the Bible has to say.. .......
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
If you watched Sunday's Super Bowl, you probably saw the Denny's ad announcing it was serving free "Grand Slam" breakfasts, from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., yesterday. With a bad economy and people always wanting free stuff, I wondered how large the turnout would be. Well, two million Americans--that's 2/3 of a percent of the U.S. population--took Denny's up on the offer and ate the breakfast.
One Chicago Tribune reporter went to five different locations and ate FIVE Grand Slam breakfasts. So, how much did this giveaway cost? Denny's says it cost a total of $5 million, including the cost of the Super Bowl ad and other promotion. $5 million to feed 2 million people--that's not bad. Denny's actually made money or at least broke even on the giveaway. How did the restaurant chain do it? Here's the catch: the drinks were not free.
The entire promotion - including food, labor and airing an ad on Sunday's Super Bowl - cost Denny's about $5 million. "We're re-acquainting America with Denny's," says CEO Nelson Marchioli. "We've never been thanked this much - and folks are saying they'll come back."
The gambit earned Denny's something that money alone can't buy: positive public relations, and lots of it. By Denny's estimates, it got $50 million in free news coverage, almost all of it positive. No injuries - or police issues - were reported at any locations, say Denny's officials.
Denny's didn't do this just out of the goodness of its heart, however. The because its franchise sales at sites were down 7.2% last quarter at a time the hobbled economy ought to be giving it an opportunity to nudge the market-share needle. Consumer response to the promotion has been all Denny's could hope for. Besides guests at restaurants on Tuesday, the Denny's website has had 40 million hits since the Super Bowl ad aired.
I think this was a smart investment. People who might never have tried Denny's--due to it's image, might have changed their minds after tasting the free meal. And, you'll note from the video (and in other reports I saw), a sizeable portion of the customers for the promotion were Black. In the past, many Blacks shunned Denny's, after it was sued over alleged discrimination against Black customers. Perhaps this is the way for Denny's to re-attract them. So did you get your free breakfast?
Mika Brzezinski claim that funding for "welfare programs" included in the recovery bill, such as "food stamps and helping low income people pay for college," would not stimulate the economy. In fact, economists have said that programs that provide aid to state governments and individuals would, in the words of Congressional Budget Office director Douglas W. Elmendorf, "have a significant impact on GDPLet me get this right, the republicans held the White House for the last 8 years, and congress for 12. Their economic policies are what brought us to the current situation. So this last November, Every Americans was given the option of 4 more years of the same economic policies But we smart Americans decided for change and hope. Now you got the pissed-off folks on the right fighting against The Americans who voted for change and wanted change. Another thing has anyone noticed not one of these guys said a word about the Bush Stimulus with 70 per-cent pork? If I am not mistaken aren't the Republicans the one who approved the bridge to no where? Joe Scarborough And Mika Brzezinski how many times did you attack Bush foolishness? It's looking like Michale Steele have picked up his talking points also.
If people would go on line and read the Obama Stimulus one thing will stick out . The money can only be used for what it’s assigned for, so none of the money can go to anything else like a raise in personal friends salaries. So why everyone else is broke and struggling those on the right are still getting their full pay check and State tax refund. We all know those Republicans know how to deal themselves a winning hand.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I don't agree with that at all. Why not get rid of Dr. King's day will be next and Oh, let's not for get Christmas, Easter, Hanukkah and ALL the Jewish holidays! How about Women’s History Month, held in March, or even Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins Sept. 15?
Why can't we celebrate the beauty and accomplishment of African Americans even if' it's only for 28 days? Black History Month doesn't "separate" anybody it simply recognizes the achievements and the contributions of black Americans to the American story. We were the only people that was force into this country and the only people who are force to forget. THAT"S SAD!
Is there still a need for Black History Month?
Monday, February 2, 2009
They're talking about the article, in the The Washington Post. I thought when times are tough Congress usually decides to work together in the best interests of the country. We all know Bush was in charge when everything collapsed after years of his incompetency. Now we have a new man at the helm and he wants to do the best he can for the country, so how do the GOP react? They oppose, they obstruct, they act the fool. I believe by opposing the president they oppose the rebuilding of the country. So what the Republican Party is showing to the Average American Citizen we don't give a darn. If the Republicans have a better policy plan bring-it-on. The Republicans needs to understand they've failed at governing. They brought us two disastrous wars. They've destroyed the economy. So, where do the Republicans find hope .By throwing opposition at the new President. They sacrifice the good of the nation to their own desire for political power.