The WAPO's Harold Meyerson seems to have found the love of his life in TN Congressman Harold Ford Jr. WAPO: This Year's Southern Prodigy
. Yes he is a good looking man, but Meyerson is smitten.
the Chicago Tribune is writing about the whole fancyford.com thing,
which although entertaining to read is childish, immature and in my
opinion only points out how scared the Republicans really are of Mr.
Ford. Chi Tribune: When `fancy' is a fighting word
PG COUNTY, MD
High profile PG County executive Jack Johnson has found himself in a little controversy.WAPO: Prince George's County Executive Aids Friends
You mean politicians giving jobs to friends? Unheard of. He says he is
simply hiring "first-class people." I better not see any cousins or
anything on the county board is all I'm saying.
Schools are having a bit of a problem right now. I'm still in favor of
them because I think its right for parents to have as many choices as
possible when it comes to their child's education and they shouldn't be
held back because other parents don't care enough to do it or the
powerful teacher's lobby says 'this is how it is so suck it.' WAPO: Janey Questions Charter Schools
Also, in the category of stuff any idiot with eyes could see, D.C. has hella immigrants. WAPO: Area Immigrants Top 1 Million
AFRICA BY WAY OF ILLINOIS
you don't know it yet (even though the news is everywhere), Senator
Obama of IL is going to Africa, including stops in Kenya where he went
to find his roots. Senator Obama In Africa
I enjoyed reading about that experience in his book. It was very
personal and the conflicting emotions he had about what he was
experiencing and discovering gave me insight into how his mind and
heart works which is why I still like him even though I think he's a
little too liberal politically. I have a feeling with a staff and
cameras, this experience will not be the same, but hey, things change
and what's important is that attention is being given to the Motherland
by somebody who is not a Hollywood actor or rock star.
Chicago school system is moving away from desegregation requirements
and it might sound bad, but I think it's probably not a big deal. Yahoo News: Chicago schools lose desegregation rules
Schools should focus on making each school competitive and strong and
not just making sure there are different colored faces sitting at the
desk. Hispanics are coming on strong in Chicago and many blacks are
moving into the suburbs, so it isn't like the school system isn't going
to be diverse at all, but I don't think diversity is the priority for a
public school system in as dire straits as the Chicago one is.
The judge's reasoning:
current demographic makeup of Chicago and its student population bears
virtually no resemblance to that which gave rise to litigation between
the parties in the first instance."
it a good move to have President Bush come down and campaign now? Swann
was trying to woo some Democrats, especially black Democrats to his
side. Bush is not their favorite person, or for that matter anyone's
favorite person according to the polls. Oh well, I'm sure he was
charming in a simple kind of way. WAPO: Lynn Swann, Happy to Be on the President's Team
Also, in Hazelton, a town is being sued because it chooses to enforce illegal immigration laws. Reuters: Town sued over strict immigration law
Yes, that's right. Someone is suing the city because it won't give
permits to businesses that hire illegal aliens and it fines landlords
who rent homes to them. The next suit will be against the city for
making people who commit crimes go to jail. That is so racist!
The city is like 'ya'll can bite it' because whatever they are doing, it seems to be working. USATODAY.com: Towns take aim at illegal immigration
I get the feeling some people are going to have a problem with this. The Sun Online: Pygmies joining Brits tribe
Brits are less anal about this stuff than Americans are; I think
everyone is less anal about everything than Americans are. A pygmy
tribe from Africa is going to plopped into the middle of modern London
life and observed. Big deal. London is all about fashion and soccer.
Bring that family to America and we'll have some damn comedy. My
prediction: Their kids start talking back in two weeks and they each
weigh 250 lbs by the end of the month.
And yes I read the WAPO a lot.