Thursday, May 31, 2012
Now I am no Diddy fan. But why is his kid catching heat from certain folks because he got a merit based football scholarship and his daddy has a few million dollars in the bank? Doesn't this happen all the time? Why should the Combs family give back the money? The children of rich folks get scholarships all the time and you never hear a word about it. But I suppose, that in some circles, this is different.
Sorry, I have issues with UCLA for other reasons. Giving Diddy's son a free ride is fine with me if he deserves it.
"In an interview with CNN, education contributor Dr. Steve Perry defended Combs' merit-based scholarship, saying he earned it fair and square. At the Upstate New York prep school where Combs recently graduated, he maintained a 3.75 GPA while playing cornerback for the football team.
"He's done what he needs to do to be successful and in 'Ameritocracy' we have to accept that no matter who your father is, whether he be rich, poor or absent, that you can in fact be successful on your own merit," Perry said."
Yes Dr. Perry, even a rich Negro father.
You ever wonder how it is that when certain people commit heinous crimes there are all kinds of excuses made for them? "He was happy sometimes, but not really. He was kind of disgruntled.."
Take this dude in my sister's hometown of Seattle, for instance. This guy took out five total strangers and they are saying that he had "psychiatric problems". No s^%*! If you kill five people just because you can, I would say that there is something wrong with you: You are a psycho killer. Not just "disgruntled". You are no different than these little urban thugs who kill for drug money or because they were disrespected.
But we are used to this type of double standard here in America. Certain people snuff out their kids and they end up in a mental hospital. Certain people, on the other hand, not so much.
Finally, I want to talk about my man Artur Davis. Artur is the dude who thought that his black ass could win a statewide election in Alabama. Artur is still mad at you Negroes for not supporting him in his run for Gov. So now, Artur, like a good house Negro, is taking his jigging skills to the republican party. Yes, Artur has defected from you democrats.
"After GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s failed attempt to ingratiate himself with black voters last week the Republican Party is cheering the defection of one time Congressional Black Caucus member Artur Davis of Alabama. The former Democratic Congressman and candidate for governor has grown disenchanted with the party and become a Republican. This move brings a legitimate African-American political figure into the fold of the GOP, while simultaneously giving the Republican Party a chance appeal to appeal to a broader coalition of voters. Davis told Fox News that he made his decision in part because he is disappointed in President Obama and the direction that the country is headed under his leadership.
Davis, who is certainly no stranger to controversy, is one of just a handful of Democrats that opposed the president’s health care reform bill and the only member of the CBC to vote against it. Davis is defending his decision to leave the Democratic Party and argues that the party is intolerant of those who do not tow the partisan line." [Source]
Artur is free to join whatever gang he pleases, but Artur is wrong to support people who would trample over our precious right to vote.
"Former U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, who represented Alabama in Congress as a Democrat, stole the show at a Houston voter ID summit last weekend, according to a post at the right-leaning Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF). In a speech, Davis compared some of the worst abuses perpetrated on blacks during the Civil Rights Movement to the requirement that a voter offer photo ID before receiving a ballot
“This is not a billy club,” Davis reportedly said, holding up a photo ID. “This is not a fire hose…. This is not Jim Crow….”
The speech came at a summit for True the Vote, which CFIF fellow Quin Hillyer described as “a growing, bipartisan, multi-racial, national movement to ensure that elections are conducted with integrity and without polling-place antagonism.” Brentin Mock, writing at TheNation.com, called the voter fraud issue True the Vote addresses a “hoax” and said the group is affiliated with Tea Party groups." [Source]
Yes, Artur "stole the show". A good jig to will do that every time.