Man Arrested for Sending Ricin-Laced Letters Released

Paul Kevin Curtis was released after FBI cleared him of being involved in sending ricin laced letters to President Obama and a Senator. The FBI are currently investigating an associate of Curtis, this is unfortunate for Curtis as I can only imagine the affect on his personal life this accusation had.

So far it doesn’t seem like Curtis was holding any ill will towards the Feds for the mistake as he seemed happy to be going home and getting back to his dog and family. At least the Feds admitted to their mistake and didn’t try to cover it up.

As always….

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

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Man Arrested in Investigation of Ricin-Laced letter Sent to Pres Obama

From Politico Breaking News:

A law enforcement source has confirmed to POLITICO that Paul Kevin Curtis has been arrested in the investigation of a ricin-laced letter sent to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.).

ABC and CNN had previously reported that the letters to Obama and Wicker were signed: “I am KC and I approve this message.”

Oh hell, this kat Paul Kevin Curtis aka KC wanted to get caught. With his wanna be catchy signature, “I am KC and I approve this message.”

As always….

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

Letter with “Suspicious Substance” addressed to President Obama

From Politico Breaking News:

A letter addressed to President Barack Obama “containing a suspicious substance was received at the remote White House mail screening facility” on Tuesday, the Secret Service announced Wednesday.

The Secret Service said that the letter was received at a facility that routinely identifies letters or parcels that require secondary screening or scientific testing before delivery.

“The Secret Service White House mail screening facility is a remote facility, not located near the White House complex,  that all White House mail goes through,” Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said. “The Secret Service is working closely with the U.S. Capitol Police and the FBI in this investigation.”

So we have the Boston Marathon Bombing, a letter suspected to be laced with a poison, ricin sent to Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi being reported yesterday and now we have a letter “containing suspicious substance”. 

And this just in….

Capitol Police are responding to reports of suspicious packages in the Hart and Russell Senate office buildings and a bomb squad is on the scene. The buildings have not been evacuated, but certain areas of the buildings have been closed.

This has the makings of some homegrown terror, hopefully the “suspicious packages” in the Hart and Russell Senate office buildings will turn out to be nothing and just a result of everyone being extra cautious.

As always….

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

Bill to Expand Background Checks on Firearm Purchase Short of 60 Votes to Pass

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Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) who led the bi-partisan effort with Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) to present legislation to expand background checks on firearm purchases; says he is short the 60 votes need for the legislation to pass the Senate.

Here is a statement from Sen Manchin’s communication director, Johnathan Kott:

“Senator Manchin remains optimistic and hopeful that if Senators and the American people read the bill, they will support his commonsense approach to require criminal and mental background checks for advertised sales, including purchases at gun shows and online sales, without infringing on Americans’ Second Amendment rights … So far Senator Manchin has managed to garner support from an A-rated NRA member and three Republican Senators as well as 90 percent of his own party. With a record like that, I see no reason to bet against Senator Manchin today. He will continue to explain his bill to his colleagues and anyone with concerns until the minute they vote.”

Manchin and Toomey are still working to get the necessary votes and it’s believed they are not far from the 60 for passage, the bill was scheduled to be voted on at 4pm today.  More than likely the vote will be delayed until they have secured the 60 votes.

It’s shameful that it is so difficult to get the necessary votes on something everyone should agree on, the Manchin-Toomey Bill will not infringe on anyone’s rights to legally purchase firearms.  And for those worried about records being kept there is a provision in the bill that makes it a felony to use the records for a national database.

Here are some highlights from the Manchin-Toomey Bill:

  • Closes the gun show loophole
  • Allows for interstate firearm sales
  • Precludes states from enforcing local gun laws when gun owners are transporting guns across state lines
  • Imposes a 15-year prison term for any government official who keeps gun ownership records.

Let’s make this happen!!!

As always….

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

President Obama calls the Boston Marathon bombings acts of terror

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President Obama has officially stated what I think we already knew, that the Boston Marathon bombing was an act of terror.

From Politico Breaking News:

“This was a heinous and cowardly act and given what we now know about what took place, the FBI is investigating it as an act of terrorism. Anytime bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror,” Obama said at the White House. “What we don’t yet know however is who carried out this attack or why, whether it was planned by a terrorist organization, foreign or domestic, or whether it was the act of a malevolent individual.”

Obama said he had just been briefed by his national security team, but information about those responsible and any motives was still coming in. He promised continued briefings on the situation throughout the day.

“We will find whoever harmed our citizens and bring them to justice,” Obama said. “We also know this: the American people will not be terrorized.”

It’s important for people to remain patient while the facts are being determined, too many rumors and wild stories of Facebook pages for the victims being created 2 days before the bombing floating around.

***At 1st I hesitated in adding the link about the Facebook page being deleted, but then it’s important to at least see the rumors flying around.  In no way do I endorse the Facebook story!***

As always….

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

The Jackie Robinson Movie

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As a life long fan of baseball I cannot wait to see the movie ‘42‘, the story of Jackie Robinson integrating Major League Baseball. If some how you have been living under a rock Jackie Robinson was the 1st African-American to play in the Major Leagues.

Over the past couple of years I have listen to several discussions talking about the impact of Jackie Robinson on both Major League Baseball and the Negro Leagues.  While most look at Jackie Robinson’s achievements as a positive impact on society there are others who view Robinson leaving the Negro Leagues as the beginning of the end for the all Black league.  Robinson’s success led to the plucking of talent by MLB….

Was this a good thing or a bad thing?

Without a doubt it was bad for the Negro League but the good out weighed the bad!

The integration of baseball dispelled the ridiculous notion that the Black athlete could not contest with the best White ball players.  While I can understand the opinions of those like Dr Boyce Watkins who correctly states that the downfall of the Negro Leagues destroyed Black business.  I cannot understand what seems to be a lack of respect for the impact of Jackie Robinson.  In a recent YouTube video Dr Watkins talks about not having the desire to see the movie ’42’.

While Dr Watkins talks about “ownership” in his video, in my opinion he ignores the ownership Jackie Robinson took in his own life by not allowing bigots and racists to tell him he could not be on the same baseball field as Whites.   Does Dr Watkins believe that if the Negro Leagues would have continued with Robinson that it would have had a greater impact than Robinson integrating MLB?  Only Dr Watkins can answer that question…

What I do know is that The Jackie Robinson story is a GREAT positive story in Black History and I will fully support it.  I prefer to avoid supporting trash like “Basketball Wives’ and ‘Love and Hip-Hop’.

As always….

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