Thursday, February 28, 2008


Yesterdays out of context attacks against Senator Obama by Senator John McCain
is clearly just another reason why the old political establishment an policies of a
out of touch administration need to be dismantled.

"I understand that Sen. Obama said that if al Qaeda established a base in Iraq that he would send troops back in militarily. Al Qaeda already has a base in Iraq. It's called al Qaeda in Iraq," McCain said.

"It's a remarkable statement to say that you would send troops back to a place where al Qaeda has established a base -- where they have already established a base."

Senator Barack Obama responded..

"There was no such thing as al Qaeda in Iraq until George Bush and John McCain decided to invade Iraq."

McCain was in Tyler, Texas, and Obama was in Columbus, Ohio.

The fact is that this was a misguided war from the beginning is apparent an Senator
McCain is just a throw back to old Bush policy in peddling paranoia. (CORNER TALK REPORT)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Last nights debate echoed again another 90 minutes of detailed policy position
highlighting most of what has already been said in previous debates between
Senator Hillary Clinton (D-N-Y) and Barack Obama (D-ILL).

There was nothing new to be added that could be said was a knock out punch
by either candidate.

But enough is enough and the debates should end. 20 have been done thus far
and now the voters have to choose.

On the negative side of things a picture of Senator Obama wearing traditional
Somalian dress was published this week, reportedly from someone inside the Clinton Campaign obviously used to smear the candidates image an stir up
fears of extremism post 911 among voters is another cheap shot and shows
the desperation as we wind down to who will be the chosen candidate for the
November Elections.

Things did get a little tense when Clinton was asked, when she would release her tax returns so folks could see how her campaign was being financed. She said, donations were the main source, but she would release them in the near future - nothing firm.

Obama has already turned over his tax returns, so he got a pass on that question. But he was asked if he would be sticking to his pledge for a “publicly financed campaign” if he received the nomination. He didn’t commit one way or the other, and said, if he gets the nomination, he’ll sit down with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and work out what’s “fair” for both candidates.

But juggling words really became important when the Illinois senator was asked about the recent announcement by Nation of Islam leader, Minister Louis Farrakhan he supported Obama’s candidacy. Obama said, he “denounced” Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic comments and in no way supports the views of the outspoken Farrakhan.

Clinton echoed in about a similar endorsement she received during her senate race from an anti-Semitic group in New York, citing that she “rejected” their support.

“If Senator Clinton feels that ‘reject’ is stronger than the word ‘denounce,’ then I’m happy to concede the point, and I would reject and denounce” Farrakhan’s support,” Obama said.

Monday, February 25, 2008


The 80th Annual Oscars aired last night with it's usual glitz an glamour. It was hosted
this year by Jon Stewart. Jon hosted the 78th annual event an has been host and executive
producer of Comedy Central's The Daily show with Jon Sewart......
Winners for actor in a supporting role Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men),
visual Effects (The Golden Compass), Animated Feature Film(Ratatouille), Short Film
(Live Action) Le Mozart Dez Pickpockets, Short Film (Animated) Peter & The Wolf,
Costume Design (Elizabeth The Golden Age), Makeup La Vie En Rose, Actress in a
Supporting Role Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton), Documentary Short (freeheld),
Documentary Feature (Taxi To The Dark Side), Art Direction (Sweeney Todd The
Demon Barber Of Fleet Street), Music Score (Atonement), Sound Mixing(The Bourne
Ultimatum), Music Song (once), Sound Editing (The Bourne Ultimatum), Foreign
Language Film (The Counterfeiters), Film Editing (The Bourne Ultimatum),
Cinematography (There Will Be Blood), Actress In A Leading Role (Marion Cotillard
La Vie En Rose), Actor in Leading Role(Daniel Day-Lewis There Will Be Blood),
Writing (Adapted Screenplay) No Country For Old Men, Writing (Original ScreenPlay)
Juno, Directing(No Country For Old Men, Best Picture (No Country For Old Men).
Clearly Obvious in this years event was the absent of Black film Stars except Ruby Dee
who was nominated for her role in American Gangster. For detail coverage go to

Sunday, February 24, 2008


A night of music an honors. The 2008 BET Honors, hosted by Cedric The Entertainer
honoring great achievers in music, education, public service, media was a testament
to Black talent and success in their field of endeavor. The honorees were Janice Bryant
Howard (Entrepreneur) Maxine Waters (Public Service Advocate) Cornel West (Education
Scholar) Alicia Keys (Entertainer Visionary) Richard Parsons (Corporate Citizen Chief)
and Tyra Banks (Media Mogul). Performers for the night were Raheem Devaughn,
Gladys Knight, Brian Night, Jill Scott, Wyclef Jean, John Legend, Ne-Yo and Stevie
Wonder. BET is headed by CEO Debra Lee. For televised times or viewing show go

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


For all you Drifter fans an group buffs out there. Here are a small collection of the
many photo's from a bygone era.....
It has been pointed out before there have been over 50 or more singers who have sang
with The Drifter's some never making it on photo sessions. NOTE: Photo of Billy Ward
and the Dominoes 3rd from top.........Butch Leake

Friday, February 1, 2008


Here we have more classic photo's from the 70s featuring the original
Bell Recording group The Drifter's. In late 1974, Bill Fredrick's resigns to pursue
a solo career. He is to be replaced by Clyde Brown who's vocals are on the
THERE GO'S MY FIRST LOVE ALBUM an later to be featured on lead with
Johnny Moore on the titled track:
YOUR MORE THAN A NUMBER IN MY LITTLE RED BOOK....... Shortly after Grant Kitching's departs and is replaced by Billy Lewis........