Sunday, June 3, 2012

GO KINGS!

“What time is it boys and girls?” “It’s time for a ‘Freeman Flyer’!” “Damn right.” “Shut yo mouth.” “But I’m talking ‘bout Chuck.”

“It’s been such a long time.” Wait a minute, that’s from a New Birth song. And yet, it’s totally apropos for today because yes, it has been such a long time since the last Flyer because of school and other duties. But, I’ve got two weeks until summer school starts and well, I’ve punished my faithful readers – all 12 of you – long enough. (Totally tongue in cheek so save your nasty emails for another time). Sooooooo, without any further ado…

AND THEN THERE WERE TWO

“What are you wearing?” “No, what are you wearing?” “I asked first.”

Last week, President Obama called Mitt Romney to congratulate him for clinching the GOP nomination. According to a Romney aide, the rare personal conversation was “brief and cordial.” Daily Intel, which has tapped the Oval Office’s phone lines since 1987, has the exclusive transcript:

[ring ring]

Mitt Romney: Hello, this is Mitt Romney speaking. Please identify yourself.

Barack Obama: Hi Mitt, this is Barack Obama. I just wanted to congratulate you on clinching the nomination. That’s quite the accomplishment.

Mitt Romney: Thank you Barack, that’s kind of you.

Barack Obama: Wasn’t as easy as some people thought it would be, but you did it, eventually.

Mitt Romney: I did, yes.

Barack Obama: Kind of incredible how hard it was to beat some of those guys, when you think about it. I mean, Rick Santorum?

Mitt Romney: Ha, well, I’d rather struggle with Rick Santorum than a redneck prison inmate.

Barack Obama: You mean your base?

Mitt Romney: At least my base was born in America, unlike some people.

Barack Obama: Tell Donald I say hi, and thanks.

Mitt Romney: I’ll see you at the debates, Barry.

Barack Obama: It’s so on. (New York – 5/30/12)

The Intersecting Worlds of Romney and Obama

 Harvard Boys

Mitt Romney’s Secret Weapon

Maureen Dowd: Dreaming of a Superhero

NEWS

Florida voter purge to continue despite federal warning

All 67 Florida election supervisors suspend Governor Rick Scott’s Voter Purge

How One Family Saved $10,000 in One Year

At Wealthy Schools PTAs Help Fill Budget Holes

 

 “I wonder if Kanye is my secret love child from that one night in Chicago.”

SPORTS

 THE “REAL” MVP

Kevin Durant is beating the Spurs with the type of poise and patience he lacked in OKC’s West finals collapse last year.

Dwyane Wade Loves His Jordans and His Body Lotion

Lil Wayne vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

RANDOM THOUGHTS

The America that Mitt Romney seeks to “restore” simply doesn’t exist anymore. Thank God. Pun fully intended.

If I had one wish today, it would be to get inside one of those GOP/right-wing “strategy” meetings when they’re trying to come up with new ways to attack President Barrack Obama – “Let’s see, there’s no dirt on his marriage, he’s not a drunk, his kids love and adore him, no scandals about taking money or gifts under the table. Hell, he and his mother-in-law get along so well, she lives in the White House too. Anybody got any ideas? Yeah, Larry, what you got?” “Well, sir, how’s about we say he’s a Muslim on the ‘down-low’ who likes to play basketball?” “Brilliant idea Larry, absolutely brilliant! Because we know basketball is a ‘black game’ and that’s when he can hang out with all his other secret-Muslim friends and plot to take over America from good, hard-working white people. Yes Jim, you’ve got something to say?” “Well sir, the guy plays a lot of golf too.” Murmurs from around the room. “Excellent point Jim. Anyone have any ideas how we can spin that?” “I know sir, how about we say his playing golf is his way of fooling people into believing that his half-white side is in control of his body and mind while he and his Muslim friends do their dirty work?” “Great, I love it! Everybody gets a bonus today. Now, let’s get out there and tell our people some more lies, excuse me, some more ‘facts’ about Barrack Hussein Obama that will scare them into voting for us in November. WHITE POWER!”

The “How Can We Milk the Memory of Whitney Houston” saga is going to get even sadder and tawdrier before it’s all over.

Should the FLOTUS and challenger’s spouse, in this case Michelle Obama and Ann Romney respectively, debate this fall? I know I’d like to see this.

Has anyone seen MIB3 yet, and if so, do you recommend it?

I think the current “controversy” between rapper/ex-con Lil Wayne and the Oklahoma Thunder over his not being able to attend Thursday night’s game for lack of tickets is hilarious to the nth degree and beyond.

The Dodgers miss Matt Kemp and won’t win their division, weak as it is, without him performing at peak level.

I don’t know how the folks at NBA HQ and ABC/ESPN feel about a possible Finals with either San Antonio or OKC repping the Western Conference, but true basketball fans will be happy with either team, especially the Thunder.

Commentary by Charles L. Freeman

With his win in the Texas primary last week, what I’ve said was a forgone conclusion from the start of the primary season, became reality when Willard “Mitt” Romney clinched the Republican nomination for president. He’ll formally accept the right to run against President Barack Obama at the party’s convention in Tampa later this summer.

For months now, I’ve been saying that the GOP powers-that-be weren’t going to trust what they feel is a very good chance to defeat President Obama on anyone else but Romney, and that’s exactly how things played out. Oh sure, there were the early flirtations with the lunatic fringe of the party – Bachmann, Cain, Gingrich, Paul, Perry, and Santorum – (no offense intended to real lunatics), but deep down inside, everyone knew how this was going to turn out.

Romney’s next big decision is naming a running mate and much like then-Senator Obama’s selection process in 2008, the theme here seems to be “Run Silent, Run Deep” as nothing from the Romney camp has been forthcoming on the subject. What we do know, or can at least safely assume, is that there won’t be a repeat of the Sarah Palin Experiment this time around. No, the “Alaskan Quitter” ruined it for all unprepared, dumb-as-a-rock VP candidates for the immediate future. Considering he hasn’t held elected office since 2007, has ZERO, as in not a lick of foreign policy experience, and needs to convince women and independent voters that he’s not a tool of Karl Rove and the notorious Koch Brothers, and the glaring lack of experienced Republicans that can counter his weak points, Romney’s running mate is going to be one of the most scrutinized in recent history.

In the end, good or bad, unless there’s an unforeseen foreign event, natural disaster here at home, or God forbid, a terrorist attack similar to 9/11, this election is going to be a referendum on President Obama’s economic policies. And after last Friday’s discouraging jobs report, the president’s job convincing the American public that he’s got the country on the right path got much tougher.

No doubt about it; Mitt Romney knows how to make money for himself and his fellow investors. How that translates into being able to actually create jobs and how he and the president articulate their positions to the American people over the next few months will determine who wins on November 6.

Count on this: the 2012 general election campaign is going to make 2008 look like afternoon tea with Ghandi, Mother Teresa and the Dali Lama.

 “I’m Tiger Woods, bitch!”

FINALLY

President Obama gives 5th grader best absence note ever

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