Why? Because the Koch brothers could be literally getting away with murder down in Arkansas. (h/t to Robert Greenwald and the folks at Brave New Foundation for bringing this story to my attention.)
Speaking of murder. I feel bad for Chauncey Hardy [in pic] and his family.But what is it going to take for some of you Negroes to learn?
Look, just because you are a big man on campus here in A-merry-ca and you can go and get your pick of the litter at the local bar on a Saturday night, don't ever believe that you can try that crap in some other parts of the world. (Or A-merry-ca for that matter.) Romania?! Negro are you crazy? First of all, I wouldn't travel to Romania if someone told me that there was a million dollars in unmarked bills waiting for me at the airport in Bucharest.
Still, it's a sad story. And I hope that this will be a lesson to you young bucks out there. I know this is 2011, but color arousal can be a a mother *^*%$#.
Now for some good news. I am always focusing on the bad stuff that some of our kids do here in Philly, but believe me when I tell you that there are some kids out there handling their business as well.
"The West Philly Students Who Build Supercars
This is no mere science fair project: The students on West Philadelphia High School’s Hybrid X Team built two hybrid cars for the Automotive X-Prize, making it all the way to the semifinals. PM awarded the students with its Next Generation Breakthrough Award.Of the 111 Teams that competed for the $10 million purse in last year's Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize, only one was from a high school—West Philadelphia, where85 percent of students are economically disadvantaged. West Philly entered two vehicles—a Factory Five GTM biodiesel hybrid kit car and a converted Ford Focus gasoline plug-in hybrid—and made it to the semifinals with both. "We were going up against teams that had dozens of engineers, and we had 15 students, a couple of teachers and a dream," says adviser Simon Hauger, a teacher in the school's Academy of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering. "One of the marvelous things about teenagers is they're not daunted by that."
After its impressive X Prize performance, West Philly won the Green Grand Prix in Watkins Glen, N.Y., last April, when its GTM achieved the equivalent of 160 mpg over 100 miles.
"I always liked fast, gas-guzzling race cars, so when I first heard the club was named the Hybrid X Team, I wasn't so sure, but I gave it a try," says captain Stefon Gonzalez. "It definitely broadened my horizons, not just with cars but with things like public speaking, fundraising and networking." The after-school program also helped the high school senior (and two other teammates) land a public-transit internship with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.
"I call it the light-switch effect," Hauger says. "This work truly enlarges the students' vision for what they're capable of doing. We don't put them in a row of desks and lecture about fuel efficiency, biofuels or aerodynamics. We say, 'Let's solve this problem together.'"
The students so impressed Edison2 founder and Automotive X Prize champion Oliver Kuttner that he asked them to build an electric version of his Very Light Car (VLC). The team hopes to operate a nonprofit after-school project that employs students to make and sell the EVLC kit car. "When they're done, they will have the world's most efficient electric car by a leap," Kuttner says".[Story]
It's always good to see young Field Negroes getting their science on. (h/t to Brown Dartanyan for this story.)
Finally, a lot of you have been writing to me and asking me to comment on Herman Cain.
I promise that I will have more on Herman later. I want to watch the debate tonight and see where to take it from there.
I know one thing; Herman has become a hit with right wing white folks. It must be wonderful to be able to put down those lazy shiftless n*&&^%s without actually having to do it yourself.
Thank you Herman.