Saturday, December 22, 2012

ESPN Rob Parker and the Black Culture Police

Black culture sheriff
Rob Parker was justifiably excoriated for his inarticulate comments about the lacking authentic "blackness" of Redskin QB Robert Griffin III, aka RGIII. Parker, in a very clumsy way, stated:

"Some people I've known for a long time. My question, which is just a straight, honest question, is ... is he a 'brother,' or is he a cornball 'brother'? He's not really ... he's black, but he's not really down with the cause. He's not one of us. He's kind of black, but he's not really like the guy you'd want to hang out with. I just want to find out about him. I don't know, because I keep hearing these things. He has a white fiancée, people talking about that he's a Republican ... there's no information at all. I'm just trying to dig deeper into why he has an issue. Tiger Woods was like, 'I have black skin, but don't call me black.' People wondered about Tiger Woods early on -- about him." source

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Darden Restaurants Profit Plunges 37 Percent After Bad Publicity Over Attempt To Skirt Obamacare

When President Obama uttered the infamous words, albeit inartfully phrased, “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen,” he was explaining that business success -- in addition to ingenuity, drive and determination -- requires a great deal of community/government support. 

As stated:

... it’s clear from the context what the president was talking about. He spoke of government — including government-funded education, infrastructure and research — assisting businesses to make what he called “this unbelievable American system that we have.”
In summary, he said: “The point is … that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.”