F-A-Natic Fridays – Glen Rice Nalin Palin???

Sarah Palin and Glen Rice

Out of ALL the things I could imagine about Sarah Palin, the last thing I could have ever imagined was that Palin would have dabbled in dealing with brothers.  Yup that’s right, Palin had a little fun back in 1987 and tested the interracial waters.

This week it was revealed in Joe McGinnis‘ upcoming book The Rogue: Searching For The Real Sarah Palin, that she once had some kind of relations with former NBA star Glen Rice while he was attending Michigan University.  According to McGinnis who supposedly confirmed the story with Rice and a former friend of the ex-governor; that while Palin (Back then known as Sarah Heath) was a sports reporter for a local Alaska TV station she met Rice during the 1987 Alaskan Shootout Tournament.

From the sound of it Palin was curious about the dark side, LOL!!

All in all there is nothing wrong with Palin wanting some chocolate in her life, it’s just funny that the hokie “You Betcha” girl could not resist the aura of the Black Man… HA!  To be fair to both Palin and Rice no one can confirm if there were sexual relations as it is all hearsay.  We all know Palin will more than likely either deny or just ignore the story and alleged quote from Rice never mention any sexual contact.  According to McGinnis, Rice said the following…

Rice called the relationship “respectful,” and not “hurried.” They were able to get to know each other personally.  He even said Palin was “a big crush”.

With that said I guess we can let our imaginations fly and try to fill in the rest of the story; whatever the whole story is it is still funny and all so RANDOM.  I mean of all the NBA players to pick to make a story up about, why Glen Rice??

I bet Todd Palin (Sarah’s husband) is asking the same thing, haha!!

For your enjoyment here is a video of Palin back in the day talking sports, I wonder if it was the big hair that sparked Rice’s interest…

Shout out to the Mets and Syracuse Orangemen for getting a mention during Palin’s broadcast, even in Alaska we get some love, lol!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Takeover Thursdays – America’s Most Dangerous… The Amish!!!

With the global economy falling apart and natural disasters hitting every part of the United States it was only inevitable before the people began displaying civil unrest.  Some will say the unrest started with the Tea Party and their rebellion against big government and over taxation.  The Tea Party have been a pain in the neck (especially for President Obama) but they got nothing on the AMISH!!!!

Yup, I said it the Amish be out in the streets taking no BS from anyone and taking no prisoners.  They be in slow motion on the block riding in their horse and buggy holding up all types of traffic.  Honk all you want, they have no cares… You and your modern machines have no impact on their lives; HAHA!!!

Of course I am only kidding but there is something to be said about the resolve of the Amish.  They have strong beliefs in their way of life and religion, so when Kentucky Police continually fined the local Amish for disobeying traffic laws that required they have bright orange traffic triangles on their vehicles… The Amish basically gave the police and Graves County their version of the middle finger.

“The men, who belong to the strict Old Order Swartzentruber Amish sect, object to the triangles because the bright color violates their modesty code. They said paying the fines would amount to complying with a law they believe violates their religious strictures.

Graves County District Judge Deborah Hawkins Crooks sentenced the nine Monday to three to 10 days in jail for refusing to pay the fines.” – Kentucky’s WLKY

You gotta respect these kats for not backing down, but seriously there was no way of reaching a compromise in this situation?

Instead 9 men were arrested and will have to spend time in jail, I mean is this even worth the trouble??  I have no idea the dollar amount of the fines, it would be interesting to compare the total amount of the fines to the total cost of holding The Notorious 9 in jail for 3 to 10 days.

SMH, sometimes common sense has to prevail.  I am not sure if any common sense was used in this case!

I will say that the best thing about this story are the mug shots (story mentions 9 but there were only 8 mug shots), LOL!!

Courtesy The Smoking Gun

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

WTF/WTH Wednesdays – The Republican Presidential Debate…

Tonight’s Republican Presidential Debate will include a lot of promises that these candidates will more than likely not be able to keep; you will have Mitt Romney talk about the bills he will pass the 1st day he is in the White House, Michele Bachmann might foolish promise returning the price of gas to $2 (YEAH RIGHT), and Rick Perry will…. Well who knows what he will promise, LOL!

Today Ezra Klein had a great article explaining that candidates promise a lot of policies during debates, but when it comes down to it they barely keep those promises.  For example, President Obama‘s Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare is not what he promised during debates.  Obama never mentioned an individual mandate during his campaign in 2008, but things changes when the reality of what can REALLY be done becomes evident.  So keep that in mind when the candidates say things that sound GREAT; of course what you will NOT hear is how all of this can be done.

Especially Bachmann, if there was a way to bring gas prices back down to $2 a gallon don’t you think it would have already been done!  I mean what’s really holding Bachmann back from releasing the details of how this can be done?  If she was a good American she would share this info not so that we have cheaper gas tomorrow!!

Oh yeah, since this debate is happening at the Ronald Reagan Library you will definitely hear about the Great Ronald Reagan aka Mr Conservative.

You will hear how Reagan…

  • Reduced the size government
  • Cut taxes
  •  The most popular president 

Blah, blah, blah…..

But what you will not hear is what EVERY Conservative seems to forget about the Great Reagan.  Here is a list of what Reagan actually did while he was president, this is a subset of a longer list Think Progress put together; 10 Things Conservatives Don’t Want You To Know About Ronald Reagan 

  1. Reagan raised taxes
  2. Reagan nearly tripled the federal deficit
  3. Unemployment rose after Reagan’s 1981 tax cuts
  4. Reagan grew the size of government
  5. Reagan gave amnesty to 3 million undocumented immigrants
Say what???? Ronald Reagan raised taxes????
Yessir, so while you watch the debate (and you really should watch) just remember it’s never as easy as they say it is and there is always more to the story.  This is a lesson that we should have all learned over the past 3 years as we have witnessed President Obama have problems keeping promises he talked about during debates in 2008.
Also check out PolitiFact to fact-check what the candidates talk about during the debate; http://www.politifact.com/.  They do a great job verifying what both Democrats and Republicans like to spit as so-called facts!
As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Militant Mondays – Shaunie O’Neal, the biggest pimp of them all…

For years we have heard how rappers, record labels, and T.V. have taken advantage of Black women and their image in our society.  Some of the biggest offenses and criticisms have come within the Black community; with rappers being criticized for their misogynistic lyrics/videos.  And in many cases the criticism is necessary, in no way am I trying to make excuses for what has happened and continues to happen.

BUT…..

There is a new pimp in town pimping out the image of Black women, and HER name is Shaunie O’Neal.  The ex-wife of Shaq O’Neal is the executive producer of VH1‘s ‘Basketball Wives’ (more like Basketball Non-Wives), a show meant to follow the adventures\misadventures of women who have been romantically linked to professional basketball players.  In watching this show I have failed to find one female that I would have much respect for; these broads walk around Miami, Fl as if they are hottest shit on the planet.  Viewers of the show have witnessed episode after episode of fighting and nonsense; there are barely any positive moments in the show as it seems to focus on the LOUD tales of women who lack class.  There are plenty of mentions of “Bitches”, “Hos” and “Non Motherfucking Factors”.  Recently Shaunie attempted to address the shows critics in an interview with CNN:

“I have gotten both good and bad responses from viewers about “Basketball Wives,” and I certainly understand the opinion that the shows portrayal of black women is beginning to look somewhat negative.

As you see on the show, I’m not a big supporter of the bickering, drink throwing and fighting, but when you put a group of strong, independent and vocal women who are going through or just came out of a bad relationship together, there’s bound to be a little drama.

Let’s face it, we all know women like the ones on “Basketball Wives” and countless other reality shows: Women who are vocal if you cross them.”

Yes Shaunie, we may know women like Tammy, Evelyn and Jennifer but they are not the majority.  If you’re going to show the “bickering, drink throwing and fighting” you should have a balance and show the positives (whatever they may be) as well.  Instead Shaunie and VH1 decide to exploit the best assets that sell; right now Shaunie is killing the game with Basketball Wives and like a good pimp you expand…

The result, ‘Basketball Wives LA’!!!

For the record I like Shaunie and I can appreciate that she has stood up as an independent woman and developed something of her own and is not just sitting back living off of what she got from her divorce of Shaq.  But she is responsible for how her show depicts Black women, she can’t just say that she doesn’t condone the fighting on the show and leave it that.  The truth is you are condoning when you show it week after week and then you sit there on the reunion show and allow these women to make a fool of themselves.

At the end of the day Shaunie O’Neal has some control of the content, and has to take some responsibility for the nonsense that occurs on her show!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Terrell Owens has a credit rating of 500-600??

So tonight we learned on ‘The T.O. Show’ that Terrell Owens apparently has a credit rating around 500-600….

WTF???

For those of y’all who don’t know to have a credit rating of 500-600 is considered having “Poor Credit”; basically you are considered a credit risk by the banks.

So how can a top-notch football player who has made something like $50-$70 million dollars (courtesy of @BlkSportsOnline) in his career have such a LOW credit rating?  I really don’t know, well I have an idea but it just doesn’t make any sense when you think about the amount of money Owens has potentially made in his career.  To start off with, your credit score is determined by 5 things:

  1. Payment History
  2. Amount Borrowed Compared to Available Credit – Big factor in credit score
  3. Length of Credit History
  4. Inquires and New Debt
  5. Types of Debt
We can only speculate on how T.O. could possibly have such a low credit rating; on the show Owens mentions how he has a problem getting in contact with what sounds like is his accountant or at least someone who is dealing with his money 1st hand.  Owens looked VERY concerned (started crying) when he talks about how there is no money coming in due to the NFL lockout (still no money being made with the start of the season and no new contract).  In light of poor credit rating and lack of income/team it’s no wonder Owens was so anxious to show he can recover and still play in this season.
Unfortunately we hear more and more stories about million dollar athletes being ripped off; It’s a sad state of affairs.  Hopefully T.O. can get this all resolved, you can have a boat load of money but if your credit rating sucks there are limits to what you can do.
I wonder how many athletes made a call to their financial advisers this morning after watching ‘The T.O. Show’ last night??
As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz calls out Marco Rubio

When will politicians and pundits realize that in this day in age every comment and action by public figures are forever captured and shared with the internet and tools like YouTube.  Recently Ed Schultz called out Senator Marco Rubio’s hypocrisy concerning Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.  Schultz especially called out Rubio on his stance on Medicare; on his MSNBC show Schultz showed a video clip where Rubio told a story about his immigrant parents coming to the United States.  He talked about how Medicare is a critical program that allows Americans quality healthcare, but I guess that was all in the past for Rubio.

Rubio recently gave a speech at the Ronald Reagan Library and spoke about how Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid have “weakened our people”.  Will the real Marco Rubio stand up!  This attack by Rubio fired up Schultz and he openly challenged Rubio to debate the facts about those programs.

I know at times Ed Schultz can be over the top but I have to agree with him on this topic, ultimately we need some kind of reform on programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid…  That I can agree with Rubio but I cannot agree with politicians like Rubio basically lying to make a point.  There is no way we can have an honest debate about reform when the people involved in the debate cannot be honest with themselves; I doubt Rubio will take Schultz up on his challenge because he knows he is wrong.

I am sure glad we have YouTube to keep ALL politicians (Democrats and Republicans) honest!!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Takeover Thursdays – Did President Obama back down again??

NO, President Obama did the smart thing.

Those pundits (mainly Liberal) claiming the president once again “Caved in” to the GOP are completely missing the bigger picture.  Since the debt ceiling debates all we heard from Liberal pundits on how the dragged out debate hurt the country and how the focus was taken away from what is important, JOBS!

And now we have another dust-up where Pres Obama wants to give a joint session speech to Congress laying out his jobs plan; the problem is the president needs for both the House and Senate to agree on the date when Obama wants to agree on the speech.  Well, Speaker of the House John Boehner decided that September 7th was not a good day for the speech.  Some say it’s Boehner trying to embarrass the president and that could very well be the case, but I say who cares.

So what??

What’s more important right now? Day in and day out we hear that this country is in a crisis and both Democrats and Republicans have called out Obama for not addressing the problem.  So when the president decides to accept the new date suggested by Boehner, why are the pundits complaining?

The president is doing exactly what they wanted; the jobs plan is much bigger than dragging out an unnecessary fight about when to give a speech.  I will admit, I first reacted to the Boehner suggestion in a negative manner but then I realized what’s more important… The American people, those Americans that are out of work and struggling to get by.  Like the debt ceiling debate no one wants to hear about who is the bigger fish in the pond (Obama or Boehner).

Lets not forget the point of even having a joint-session of Congress; it’s about the economy and its about jobs.  If the pundits want to critique something save it for after the president’s speech; lets complain about the lack of a plan or maybe even the lack of support for the plan.

I think everyone from pundits, congress and the president need to remember one thing…  In the words of Mr Jones (Craig’s daddy in the movie Friday)

J-O-B…

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!