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Friday, November 03, 2006

Harold Ford, Jr of Tennessee: Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate

Harold Ford, Jr. is a 36 year-old, single young man running for election, as a Democrat, for a seat in the United States Senate. We think it is commendable when a citizen "throws his hat into the ring". We think it is especially admirable when a candidate with Ford's education, background and political experience enters a contenious race for office. And now that some Tennessee Reublicans, with the help of the National Republican Party, have played the "race card" with regard to the candidate and his association with white women we would like to have our say, "So What!?"

Everybody likes white women. White men like white women. Short men like white women. Latino men like white women. Tall men like white women. Black men like white women. Henry Gandolph likes white women. Asian men like white women. Some white women like white women. In fact from lookin' at the candidate's features, if we conduct a geneology search we may indeed find some white women or white men in it his family.

....and although a few seemingly clever Republican apologists, read that bigots, are attempting to make light of the ad which uses the manipulation technique called "negative identification", the statement the ad makes, paid for by the Republican National Committee, does undoubtedly present "a powerful innuendo that plays to pre-existing prejudices."

It reminds us of the time a few years back when that famous, controversial black football athlete and that popular white tv actress appeared in a scene wherein she suddenly showed up in the team lockerroom, wearin' nuthin' but a towel, just before a Monday Night Football game. Yes, it was preposterous. Viewers were required to go beyond willful disbelief in accepting such a thing could happen. But note: nobody in the Philadelphia Eagles Front Office, nor executives at the ABC Television Network nor producers of ABC Sports or Monday Night Football were laughing when a certain segment of the viewership made hateful phone calls to complain, and express their displeasure with what they saw on the preceding Monday night. Seeing a black man and a white woman in what "looked like" a compromising situation brought out so much ire from tv viwers across the nation that you could hear the rush of the wind as those NFL and television executives were scramblin' to distance themselves from what originally had been thought to be a "cute, funny, clever ingenious idea"

To quote the wise administrator of this site:

"So what? I prefer Democrats who like white women to Republicans who like young boys, and Republican House Speakers who cover for them!"
Henry Gandolph, YouThinkWhat, Site Administrator

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Billy Dee, Whitney Houston, Bob Barker, PRINCE, Bob Seeger

Clark Dark here with another Celebrity Round-Up

October Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will be celebrating its 21st year in the African American Art industry when it holds its annual Philadelphia International Art Expo. This year the exposition will be held November 10, 11, and 12; the featured artist is the actor and former malt-liquor spokesman Billy Dee Williams.

TV-One a new cable channel being offered in major American cities will present a film, on Sunday, November 5, 2006, 8pm ET, entitled "American Blackout" featuring interviews with United States Congress Members Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), John Lewis (D-GA), John Conyers (D-MI), Bernie Sanders(I-VT) and Stephanie Tubbs-Jones (D-OH). The programs main focus is on the witnessed repeated acts of disenfranchisement from 2000 to 2004. The program also examines the contemporary tactics used to control our free election process and quash political opposition.

Bob Barker the perennial host of television's daytime game show "The Price is Right" is retiring from the show. Barker has been on television for more than 50 years. The show continues to dominate the daytime programming schedule in terms of number of viewers. Barker reports he's in good health. He's 82 years old.

Whitney Houston was seen over the weekend at the 17th Annual Mercedes-Benz Carousel of Hope Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with her musical mentor Clive Davis. She looks wonderful. I am glad to see things are looking up for one of my favorite singers. I am anxious to see her next concert tour.

Just take those old records off the shelf
I'll sit and listen to 'em by myself
Today's music ain't got the same soul
I like that old time rock'n'roll
Don't try to take me to a disco
You'll never even get me out on the floor
In ten minutes I'll be late for the door
I like that old time rock'n'roll

Fans of Bob Seeger take note that old time rock'n'roll animal will be playing three dates in Michigan this month....November 8th Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids; November 10th Dow Event Center, Saginaw, and November 12th a second has been show added Grand Rapids, at the Van Andel Arena. According a Seegar fan web site the shows are sold out!

If you've purchased your ticket, and you plan to see that homeboy from Michigan perform, and you want to ride in style to the show, call my friends at Entertainment Express Limousine Service. They are the premier limo service in the whole entire state of Michigan. I know. I ride with them whenever I'm in the state, Detroit, Dearborn, Saginaw. The good people at Entertainment Express provide luxury limousine service whether you're a group of 2 or 22. Call today 313-277-5000 to make your reservation. Tell Pat Clark Dark told you to call.

His Royal Purpleness will be reigning in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada beginning the weekend of November 10, 2006. The Rio Hotel has signed PRINCE to play in the hotel's nightclub. Tickets are on sale now at $125 per show. The Purple One will also have duties as host at the club on Wednesday night during concerts by other artists. According to a news release from P R Plus a Las Vegas firm representing the Rio Hotel nightclub, our favorite all 'round musician will be performing indefinitely.

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