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THE LIES THAT BIND....

I am disappointed at Senator Barack Obama’s recent seeming repudiation of Dr. Jeremiah Wright. Based on his comments made (while seeming unduly despondent) it was summed up as Dr. Wright “not being the same man” Obama knew some 20 years ago. Who knows—as some folks on black-culture message boards have suggested, maybe the good Senator is just playing chess, making terse statements to appease skeptical ‘moderates’ while planning to still achieve the greater good. Still, I feel all the intensified questioning from mainstream press outlets is shameful commentary on today’s journalism. The subtext around the ‘controversy’ of Dr. Wright’s recent interview with the US press corp highlights this. Wow, it’s got even Dr. Phil McGraw and Jay Leno talking about it right now. You know, I happen to like Jay, and I’ll give Oprah Winfrey’s Texas-bred buddy some credit for not coming across as too sanctimonious half of the time. But here’s a news flash for both of them:

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WRIGHT ON TARGET—

The Detroit chapter of the NAACP held its annual Freedom Weekend Celebration on April 25, 26, and 27, 2008.

I attended a pair of panel discussions Saturday—the first concerned “Which Way, Young Black America: Democrat, Republican, or Independent?
There were eight panelists, and among issues discussed were of course the presidential candidates, and the most attention was given to the “Proposal 2”, the successful effort to ban Affirmative Action statutes from all educational institutions in the state (and IMO, unofficially, other institutions). Among panelists were Munson Steed of Rolling Out Magazine, and editor Bankole Thompson of the Michigan Chronicle, one of a few remaining historically black newspapers in the country. Local educator and Detroit resident Akindele Akinyemi (http://whoisakindele.info/), self-identified as a Republican, offered that he sees nothing wrong with black pride, and he’s no fan of G.W. Bush nor John McCain, but supports certain GOP platform i…
OH, I'M GONNA GET IT NOW...

(preliminary blessings go to YBullard, Cecile, Mark Essex, PettyofficerJ, Bookworm616 and others for their input on my latest Desperate Cry for Help ™) For all others (un-)concerned, feel free to heap your perfectly justified scorn my way..

Ah, some days.. Ran into a guy friend I haven't seen in some time. We get along just fine, but somewhat inevitably, a certain question was hurled in my direction, and I think I told them some perfunctory excuse that wasn't my response below, but I'm thinking it should have been.. forgive me..

Friend to Hypestyle:“So why don’t you want to meet a nice church girl?” Um, let me get back to you on that. Why? Just because the way my luck works! Some folks like to go darn near all day, and then expect to come back from 6 pm to 8 for a second dose, and maybe the third tithe offering ("I sense a $500 blessing, saints.. who's got it?").
Heck, come August, I’ve got football to watch! Even if it’s a BYE wee…