Saturday, January 19, 2013

Hoaxes and Other News

I love hoaxes as long as they don't affect me, but this has to be about the most bizarre on record.

If people hadn't heard of him before, like yours truly, he's bound to be a household name now:

Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te'o told ESPN that he "never, not ever" was involved in creating the hoax that had him touting what turned out to be a fictional girlfriend, "Lennay Kekua."

"When they hear the facts, they'll know," Te'o told ESPN's Jeremy Schaap in his first interview since the story broke. "They'll know that there is no way that I could be a part of this."

"I wasn't faking it," he said during a 2 1/2-hour interview, according to

He gets the same airtime as the biggest fraud in sports history, Lance Armstrong, had with Oprah? And for something this stupid?


It's no surprise the Milwaukee voucher scheme is a complete flop, just like everything else the "reformers" have tried to shove down the throats of the average person.

Martin Luther King, Jr. would not be happy with people like Barack Obama and other African American "leaders" are doing to poor and minority students.

On a similar theme, take a look at this from Glen Ford.

Barack Obama represents the very thing MLK opposed.

One school of thought holds that corporate servants like Obama could not have taken root in Black America if Dr. King, Malcolm X and a whole cadre of slain and imprisoned leaders of the Sixties had not been replaced by opportunistic representatives of a grasping Black acquisitive class. In any event, had King survived, his break with Obama would have come early. Surely, the Dr. King who, in his 1967 “Where Do We Go from Here” speech called for a guaranteed annual income would never have abided Obama’s targeting of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in the weeks before his 2009 inauguration. Forty-five years ago, King’s position was clear: “Our emphasis must be twofold: We must create full employment, or we must create incomes.” The very notion of a grand austerity bargain with the Right would have been anathema to MLK.

Wise Dan was named Horse of the Year at tonight's Eclipse Awards.

He also won the champion turf male and older male awards.

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