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News Roundup – MLK, Cool Cars, Tammy Duckworth, Atlanta Hawks (Update)

Yesterday was Martin Luther King’s celebrated birthday. MLK was born on January 15th. Almost everyone has something inspirational to say about MLK. I would like to point out two things. First of all, MLK was stabbed in the chest by Izola Curry in 1958. He was taken to emergency surgery by skilled surgeons at Harlem Hospital. If King had died in 1958 there would be no March on Washington in 1963. There would be no Selma. There would have been none of the great achievements. You can read more about Izola Curry here. She is still alive. You can read about the doctors who saved King – here.

One of the things that MLK was fighting for was economic equality for Blacks, women and other Americans.  In some ways, Blacks have made great strides. In other ways, not much has changed in the nearly 50 years since his death.

Median Wealth

I mislabeled this chart in an earlier post. This is median wealth, not income as I had labeled it.

Cool cars at the Detroit Auto Show.

As I mentioned the other day, I’m really tired of Democrats not standing up for what we believe in. It seems that we continue to listen to media gurus who work and craft a message that no one loves. It continually leads to Democrats running stupid lifeless campaigns. I’m hopeful that Veteran Tammy Duckworth runs a real campaign and says outright that she will work for working Americans. It is that simple. Tammy Duckworth is a candidate whom I can support.

The Atlanta Hawks are playing lights out. The Atlanta Hawks. Wow. Who would have thought? They have made no major changes in the offseason. It appears that the Hawks are simply playing great team basketball and team defense. They simply don’t allow opponents to score.


By |2015-01-21T21:58:57-04:00January 20th, 2015|Party Politics, Race, Sports|Comments Off on News Roundup – MLK, Cool Cars, Tammy Duckworth, Atlanta Hawks (Update)

Celtics go home, Heat advance

I’m still not convinced that the Miami Heat are a powerhouse in basketball. I don’t see them playing team basketball. They don’t make the extra passes. Instead, they isolate either Wade or James. Where is Bosh? On the other side of the ball, the Boston Celtics had no inside game. None. Jermaine O’Neil was invisible. They lost the rebounding war, which they had to win. Rondo is the spark for the Celtic but with only one arm, he was not effective.  Pierce had to step up his game. He needed to be on the boards, score and dish. He needed 25 or more points and 10 or more boards. He wasn’t close to either.

More from ESPN:

Behind Boston much of the season. Behind Boston much of the game.

No more.

Not only has the Miami Heat caught the Celtics — they have officially gone past them, and into the Eastern Conference finals.

Vanquishing the team they couldn’t beat for so long with a 16-0 run to end the game, Dwyane Wade scored 34 points, LeBron James put the Heat up for good with a 3-pointer with 2:10 left on the way to a 33-point effort, and Miami topped Boston 97-87 to win their East semifinal series Wednesday night in five games.

James added a game-sealing — more aptly, a series-sealing — 3-pointer with 40.4 seconds left, then turned and posed for some fans who screamed in delight. (more…)

By |2011-05-11T22:25:35-04:00May 11th, 2011|Sports|Comments Off on Celtics go home, Heat advance

Memphis-Kansas, part II

Okay, I take it back.  I have no idea what kind of team offense Memphis is running.  It is crap.  It is a bunch of talented guys playing one-on-one.  There are no plays.  Kansas is standing around waiting for someone to take a shot.  Crazy.  Kansas has an edge inside.  They need to be running plays to bound the ball inside.

No matter who wins, I’m firing both coaches for not really coaching.  Run an offense!!!

By |2008-04-07T23:13:40-04:00April 7th, 2008|Sports|Comments Off on Memphis-Kansas, part II
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