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Tweet The details on my SBS Blog….click, Sports Business Simulations Blog: Prohibited From Dating Players, Carolina Panthers Cheerleaders Go After Each Other In Bathroom Stall. Story Overshadows “T.O.” Online ...

Tweet I found an online newspaper link regarding a San Francisco Business Times article about my idea for generating more money for redevelopment project areas in the City of Oakland. It can be seen with a click on this link Zennie’s “Phasing” Concept It proves what I have been trying to say — through the press — to current Oakland Redevelopment Agency head Dan Vanderpriem, who tells everyone that the Oakland Redevelopment Agency can’t raise a lot of money for projects like a baseball stadium...

Tweet Well, I think that the USA has taken a dramatic turn for the better. For the first time in my memory, a black lawyer has been hired to defend a high level white male in a position of power. This is the case with Ted Wells selection as the man to serve as lead defense counsel to Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the chief of staff for Dick Cheney who’s indicted on five counts for actions related to the investigation of the outing of a CIA agent. I’m very happy because this action is a clear example that...

Tweet I don’t know why the Bush Administration is doing this, but the President’s new pick for the Supreme Court — Judge Sam Alito — is not a woman at all. Here’s who he is: Alito, Samuel A. Jr.Born 1950 in Trenton, NJ Federal Judicial Service:U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third CircuitNominated by George H.W. Bush on February 20, 1990, to a seat vacated by John Joseph Gibbons; Confirmed by the Senate on April 27, 1990, and received commission on April 30, 1990. Education:Princeton University,...

Tweet I have downloaded and am in the process of reading the much-referred to CIA Intelligence Committee Report that — according to John Fund of the Wall Street Journal — reveals former Ambassador Joe Wilson — husband of “outed” CIA Agent Valerie Plame — to be a liar regarding her CIA status. It’s called “Report On The US Intelligence Community’s Prewar Intelligence Assessment on Iraq” – or what I will call “ROTUICPIA – Iraq.” (Pronounced “Roo-Took-Pee-Ah”...

Tweet According to the article on MTV that can be seen with a click on the title, “Scooter” Libby resigned and is under indictment for perjury, obtruction of justice, and false statements. Also, Karl Rove is still under investigation. The Special Council, Patrick Fitzgerald, said that any action revealing the identity of a CIA operative at a time when we (the USA) need to have more agents, is not in itself acceptable. I personally believe that Mr. Libby knew that he was “outing” a CIA operative, but...

Tweet Today, CNN reported the passing of Rosa Parks. 50 years ago, Ms. Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. To put things in perspective, I was born just seven years later in 1962. My parents owned a three-story brownstone at 7427 Wentworth in Chicago, which they purchased for $27,000. They owned two luxury cars — and this was all before the passage of the civil rights amendment in 1964, but it certainly led to it. See, they were part of what was an emerging black middle class, and it’s...

Posted on Oct 25 2005 - 5:27pm by Zennie Abraham
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Tweet I wrote this letter to Mike Ditka. If you’re ever in Chicago, stop by his restaurant! – Zennie Here’s the letter: Mike DitkaOwnerMike Ditka’s Restaurant100 Chestnut StreetChicago, Ill October 21, 2005 Dear Coach Ditka: Last week on the evening of this Friday, I took my half-sister to your Restaurant as a way of really honoring our father, who’s funeral was that Thursday. I’m writing to thank you for having such a great place to be around great people. Amanda, my sister, said that the Salmon...

Tweet I never thought this day would come. The day when my father passed on. Today’s that day, and he’s in a hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill, and I’m here in Oakland. He’s been sick for a while and with the same cancer that took my stepdad — Chester Yerger, Jr’s – life: advanced prostate cancer. I really believed I would have more time with him. I didn’t think I would have to cope with death twice in one year: Chester in March and now my Dad. I keep wondering what the reason...

Tweet I grew up believing that Supreme Court nominees were supposed to be the gods and godesses of their profession. But with John Roberts and to a far greater extent Harriet Miers, President Bush is selecting people who not only others have not looked up to, but in the case of Ms. Miers isn’t even a judge. I love that she was the first woman to do a number of things, but look: she’s no Thurgood Marshall. This is his biography: “…Born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 2, 1908, Thurgood Marshall was the...

Tweet This came to me in an email from the Democratic Party – Zennie: Governor Dean wrote the following op-ed for national distribution: John Roberts is a decent family man and a bright, articulate, thoughtful judge. He has a quality absent in previous right wing candidates like Antonin Scalia and Robert Bork, namely a judicial temperament that makes litigants feel that they have been respectfully heard whether they are on the winning or losing side of a verdict. But John Roberts is the wrong man for the job. Despite the...

Tweet As CNN reported if you click on the title post, FEMA Director Mike Brown was recalled to Washington because of his lack of experience in handling disater relief scenarios. My question is this: why in the heck would President Bush hire someone who didn’t have that kind of experience? What? He lied on his resume? Well, this is what the Detroit Free Press reported: RESPONSE TO KATRINA: FEMA chiefs new to disaster relief Leaders have little experience for jobs September 9, 2005 BY ANDREW ZAJAC and ANDREW MARTINCHICAGO...

Tweet The New Zealand Red Cross (NZRC) is alerting the public to the presence of fake websites which siphon off donations to victims of Hurricane Katrina. Acting director general Graham Wrigley said fraudsters were sending emails that linked to bogus American Red Cross websites. The emails strongly resemble the American Red Cross website donation page, but donation information is sent to a completely unrelated third party. ———————– This is a terrible development. It’s...

Tweet If you live in Central or East Texas, Mississippi, or Georgia you should be concerned that the dangerous water problem that exists in New Orleans not impact the quality of your water supply. In my training as an urban planner, we were instructed how to be concerned with and measure environmental impacts of development projects. What’s not discussed at all — by FEMA or the media — is the spread of the “bad” water and which states will be effected. Given the run of the water system, it’s...

Tweet This is From Lexis Nexis:“Copyright 2005 Environment and Energy Publishing, LLC Environment and Energy DailySeptember 6, 2005 TuesdaySPOTLIGHT Vol. 10 No. 9693 wordsDEVELOPMENT: House begins look at eminent domain legislationDan Berman, E&E Daily reporter The House Agriculture Committee tomorrow will hold the first congressional hearing into the controversial Supreme Court decision on eminent domain and examine legislation designed to address the ruling. The June Kelo v. City of New London decision has galvanized...

Tweet Call me late to the party, but I just learned of Kanye West’s “George Bush hates black people” comment while watching “The Big Idea with Donny Deutch.” It was Deutch, who’s a good friend of Russell Simmons, who revealed that NBC actually cut the West Coast feed from the show where West — standing with Mike Myers of “Austin Powers” fame — launched his tirade. I wondered just what he said, so I cyberscrounged for some text. I found it in this account by Yahoo! News: NEW...

Tweet Click on the title of this post to see the poll. This is an outrage. I’m not surprised over the anger with the government, but the government is us. If only 39 percent of us gave — I did — it’s no wonder we have a system that can’t help people. We can’t ask our government to do it, if we’re not going to ourselves. Come on America — dig deep and donate! Let’s get this number up to 70 percent! ...

Tweet If you understand how to make animated representations of characters and buildings (like stadiums) on the web for online games, please contact me ASAP. If you have a website, share the address with me. I can’t go into detail here! ...

Tweet I have to share this with you all, as my friend Jody May gets ready for her participation in the “Nationals” in Atlanta later this year. She’s a terrifically lovely woman with a kind heart. I wish the best for her. More on that later, but here’s what she looks like, now: My friends ask me why I like this kind of look, and I can’t explain it except to say that it’s been with me since I was old enough to realize I was attracted to this kind of woman. (Which was when I was nine years...

Tweet I know I’m getting to the point of middle age, when this happens: Bob Denver, star of Gilligan’s Island, passed away last week. I grew up watching the syndicated re-runs of Gilligan’s Island, and fell totally in love with Dawn Wells (who played Mary Ann and marked the first time I realized I prefered brunettes to blondes!) and those terrific legs of hers. But I always felt sorry for Denver’s character. I always rooted for him. In retrospect, it was because even though he made mistakes, he had...