Redskins, Stop Disrespecting The American Indian

In an era when everyone gets props and consideration, it's time for the American Indian to get some respect. It time for the Washington Redskins to change their name and stop disrespecting the American Indian. We've been ripping off the American Indian since the beginning of time. They deserve a little respect. The Redskins could be renamed, how about these to get started?

The Washington Capital Bombers

The Washington Force

The The Washington Filabusters- ( how about “Busters” for short)

The Washington “Whips”

The Presidents

The Commanders

Just a few names for consideraton. They really do need to stop disrespecting the American Indian.



Mike Vick will Make the Most of His Third Chance

Lets get this out of the way. Mike Vick will be a starter somewhere in the NFL next season. We will find out soon where that destination will be. In the meantime, there are still lots of haters out there, understandably so. Vick paid his debt to society and for four years in Philadelphia he was more than a model citizen. He will get another chance because he is intriquing as a quarterback and he poses multiple threats.

During the Andy Reid years Vick was not used correctly and Marty Morningwig had him throwing way too many passes. Furthermore, the O-Line was terrible. Vick got beat up every single game. Also, the reps did not protect or police the game by calling unnecessary roughness. They wanted Vick to get hurt. Here was a man knowing that he had to make the most of this second chance because of what he did. He had no choice but to take it. It was not easy. Living in the Philadelphia market I saw the beating that Vick took on the field every Sunday. One thing I know about Vick, He is one tough Football player and person. He got no help from anyone in Philly.

He also evolved into a model citizen whether people want to give him credit or not. Philly is a tough market. If you can suirvive there, anywhere else in the country is a piece of cake. If he gets protection and he plays in the right system running a balanced offense and a system that embraces his athleticism, Mike Vick will thrive once again. In my opionion Philadelphia was not the right market for Vick. However it made him stronger.


Floyd Norman’s Appearance On The View

The first black animator that Walt Disney ever hired appeared on The View today. Floyd Norman appeared today ( Tuesday) on The View. Contrary to popular opinion Walt Disney was open enough to hire Floyd Norman, who was instrumental in developing animations for Micky Mouse and for Donald Duck. He is now publishing a book highlighting black characters for an updated version of the Jungle Book.

Floyd said he really liked working for Disney and that Disney often walked around at night to see what was going on. He was a pretty hands on manager.



Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Proposes Free Two Year Community College Education For Low Income Residents

Governor Bill Haslam of Tennesse announced a plan to allow low income residents of the state, excluding illegal immigrants, to get a two year community college education for free. The program will be paid for from state Lottery proceeds. At first blush this is a much needed program for a state that has recently ranked dead last in education. Being from Tennesee. I think it is a welcomed and needed measure.

The plan still faces opposition from some, but Tennessee needs to get it's head out of the sand in a number of areas, healthcare, education, resources for the poor. The state has a minimal property tax, no state tax, so they have little resources to fund anything because residents do not want to pay for anything. Particularly when it has anything to do with low income residents. Tennessee is a great state, however in recent years Republicans have stymied growth and as a result Tennessee has suffered. When you are ranked dead last in education in the country, something really needs to be done.

Republican Governor Haslam needs to be commended for this bold plan. Lets see if it is shut down by non-progressive republicans in a state that sorely needs programs like this.


The Poet’s Corner- All Sales Final!

You know better, you said you would do it today,

Something stopped you, held you up, did not allow you to seal the deal,

Yet you elected to excuse your self from a windfall,

You know it was right in your hand, you said you wanted it, but you wavered,

Good luck with that !

You can't hesitate, as they do on Jeopardy, I'll take Hesitate for $50,

Naw, there's no daily double today, He gave you a chance, you passed it up,

The Good News, His Good News is He always leaves an exist, a way out,

So you can hit the daily double, just like the final round, but this is not a game!

Move toward it this time, all you got to do is ask, He's not behind a door, He waiting right there in your presence,in your peace.

Once you do, you'll be glad you did…………….Just Ask!

Jesus, I'm sorry, forgive me, be The Lord of my life!

BJ- A not So Known Poet, Feb 4, two thousand fo-teen

“A little bit of prose ain't hurt no one”


The Lost Knot Hole Card- Prayer Changes Things

Convergence of Relevant Stuff

From time to time I like to write about this. It was a transformational moment in my life and because this happened to me I knew there was and is a God. It is a true story and I love telling it. I was eight years old at the time and in the third grade. We had just finished all of our lessons for the day. Our teacher had a surprise for us. He passed out Knot Hole cards that allowed free admission to a minor league baseball game in the city that I lived in at the time.

I had never been to a professional baseball game, but this was my chance to see a professional game. I was excited. The teacher gave us our cards right before the end of school and then gave us this stern warning, DO NOT LOSE YOUR KNOT HOLE CARD! If you do…

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