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ESPN, Trayvon Martin, & Ignorance

August 13, 2013

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ESPN has an article on it’s website about Florida A&M naming Tracy Martin (Trayvon Martin’s father) an honorary captain of their football team.  He was invited by FAMU head coach Earl Holmes.  He will perform the pregame coin toss for their season opener against Mississippi Valley State on Sept 1st.  Unfortunately this article on the website has taken a back seat to the comments that readers have left.  I’m not going to debate the innocence, or guilt of George Zimmerman.  I have already expressed my opinion of the verdict, and I am not going to beat a dead horse.  I will express my view of the hundreds of offensive comments left by the readers.  I call them cowards because of the way they express their prejudices, and stereotyping of someone who is different from them, but because they won’t cross the line, and say the N word their views are not racist!  I use the word racist loosely because they are too ignorant to be in the position to exercise racism in the true sense of the word, but I digress.   The comments characterizing Trayvon Martin, and his family are glaring, disrespectful, and down right offensive, no matter what you feel about the verdict.  The judgement of Trayvon’s life prior to that tragic night, and how he was raised by his parents are shameful.  They basically stated that he pretty much got what he deserved based on him being a “thug”, for getting caught with weed, and for taking a picture with a gun.  How dare Florida A&M University honor the father of such a thug, who is obviously a deadbeat father because it took 36 hours to find out about his son’s death, and is only trying to capitalize financially on his son’s death by starting a foundation in his  name?  They won’t use the N word because that will put that nasty racist label on them, and they are too american to be labeled as a racist.  As far as this country has come in race relations, we have so much farther to go before we can view each other as equals.  Below is the link to the story so you can view for yourself.  Please share, and I welcome all feedback.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9563313/florida-rattlers-make-trayvon-martin-father-honorary-captain

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9563313/florida-rattlers-make-trayvon-martin-father-honorary-captain

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Medicinal Marijuana

August 8, 2013

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CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, once a an opponent of medicinal marijuana has now changed his mind, and is in support of using the plant as an alternative medicine.  In  his article on http://www.cnn.com to promote his upcoming documentary titled “Weed” he talks about how at one time the was a staunchly against using marijuana for medicinal purposes because he never really understood the benefits of the plant, and assumed like a lot of people that legalizing it would open the doors to junkies abusing the plant.  After spending years researching the plant.  He discovered that the percentage of marijuana users who turn out to be addicted to it is about 9-10%.  The percentage of people who start smoking cigarettes who turn out to be addicted to  it is about 30%.  I’m not encouraging using marijuana, that is your personal choice, but I am curious to see if you would be willing to use marijuana for MEDICINAL purposes.  I am putting the link to the story on the bottom of this post.  Please I would like your comments.  You can leave them on here, or my Facebook page.  What do you think? 

 

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/08/health/gupta-changed-mind-marijuana/index.html?hpt=hp_t2Image

 

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Alex Rodriguez needs to give it up!

August 5, 2013

Alex Rodriguez needs to give it up!.

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Alex Rodriguez needs to give it up!

August 5, 2013

Although due process is due to everyone, I think that it is time for A Rod to accept his punishment, and sit down!  Major League Baseball has suspended him through the 2014 season.  Based on their findings in the Biogenesis investigation, MLB felt that suspending him for 211 baseball games was warranted.  You just don’t get suspended for that length of time, if MLB doesn’t have a substantial amount of evidence against you.  According to ESPN MLB believes it has evidence that A Rod not only use Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED’s), but he also tried to obstruct the investigation.  A Rod will appeal his suspension, which will probably allow him to play out the rest of the season, but is it necessary?  Watching his press conference he is not answering direct questions about him using PED’s.  Mind you that there are 12 other players who were also suspended for the same reason.  None of them are appealing their suspensions, and have accepted their punishment.  A Rod’s image, and legacy is already tarnished for good.  He will unlikely be voted into the Hall of Fame.  It is time for him to admit his wrongs, and save what little respect, and dignity that he has left.  A Rod, It is time to sit down!

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I’m baaaack!

August 5, 2013

Ok so after a hiatus that has lasted over a year (I know…) I decided to start my blog back up, and open myself up to the world again.  Why has it taken so long? you might be asking.  Well, to be honest, it is hard to be creative, and express yourself when there is a lot of turmoil in your life.  I’m not going to get into specifics, but I am in a better place now spiritually.  I strive to be closer to our creator, and though I am far from perfect, I am a work in progress, and yearn to be better.  So this brings me to where I am now.  I want to use this blog to inform, and express myself.  There won’t be a specific format, I might dwell into sports, religion, politics, myself, or whatever strikes me at the time.  So I humbly ask that you follow me on my journey.  You might not like everything that I have to say, but I welcome all responses.  So please feel free to comment.  The only thing that I ask is to maintain a mutual respect for one another.  With that being said.  Thank you, and let the fun begin!

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Colin Powell supports same sex marriage

May 23, 2012

Colin Powell supports same sex marriage.

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President Obama endorses same sex marriages.

May 10, 2012

In an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, President Obama endorsed the right for gay couples to be married.  Is this a shrewd political move, or a severe miscalculation by the Obama campaign.  Traditionally the gay/lesbian community have supported the democratic nominees in past presidential elections.   This year there could be a backlash from independent voters based on the economy, and could his position on same sex marriages push those voters to the right?  What do you think?

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