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Susan Eisenhower

Susan Eisenhower: “Why I’m Backing Obama”

Ok. Who is Susan Eisenhower? Somewhere in a dusty attic, there is a dollar coin with General Dwight D. Eisenhower, our 34th president’s face on it.. Susan Eisenhower knows him as granddad.
Today’s big news on the political front is John McCain launching a cross country campaign tour; Hillary Clinton saying even a Passion of Christ style beating won’t stop her blind ambition; and Republicans aka Obamacans poking their heads out of the sand to publicly voice support for Barack Obama.

50 Cent might be confused about who and what to believe..

.. but here’s the granddaughter of the Supreme Commander of World War II and two term Republican president, writing an editorial saying her grandfather needed cross party support to be elected and if Obama is the Democratic nominee, she’ll do all she can to get him in office too.

Most definitely check the whole thing - “Why I’m Backing Obama”

Here’s the big snip..

General Dwight D. Eisenhower
Forty-seven years ago, my grandfather Dwight D. Eisenhower bid farewell to a nation he had served for more than five decades. In his televised address, Ike famously coined the term “military-industrial complex,” and he offered advice that is still relevant today. “As we peer into society’s future,” he said, we “must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow.”

Deep in America’s heart, I believe, is the nagging fear that our best years as a nation may be over. We are disliked overseas and feel insecure at home. We watch as our federal budget hemorrhages red ink and our civil liberties are eroded. Crises in energy, health care and education threaten our way of life and our ability to compete internationally. There are also the issues of a costly, unpopular war; a long-neglected infrastructure; and an aging and increasingly needy population.

The biggest barrier to rolling up our sleeves and preparing for a better future is our own apathy, fear or immobility. We have been living in a zero-sum political environment where all heads have been lowered to avert being lopped off by angry, noisy extremists.

I am convinced that Barack Obama is the one presidential candidate today who can encourage ordinary Americans to stand straight again; he is a man who can salve our national wounds and both inspire and pursue genuine bipartisan cooperation. Just as important, Obama can assure the world and Americans that this great nation’s impulses are still free, open, fair and broad-minded.

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice Speaks on America’s “Birth Defect”

Two weeks ago, when Barack Obama was on flames for Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s statements, with some saying African-Americans are anti-American, I wondered what Condoleezza Rice, flying around the world as our Secretary of State, felt. How does that prominent black American feel about race in America?

Yesterday, a Washington Times reporter asked Condoleezza Rice about the upcoming 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s death and how race relations have changed since then - “Rice hits U.S. ‘birth defect’

Condoleezza Rice refused to take sides politically, saying only that she heard Barack Obama’s speech and it was “important” that “Mr. Obama gave it for a whole host of reasons.”

Judging by the openness of her answer though, calling the history of race in America a “birth defect” and explaining the context of the founders’ ideas vs. blacks’ experience in this country, and how it affected generational thinking, it’s obvious she is with Barack all the way.

“I sit in my office and the portrait immediately over my shoulder is Thomas Jefferson. And sometimes I think, what would he think of this black woman Secretary of State as his successor? What would he think that the last two successors have been black Americans.”

Listen to her break this down.

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland 1Xtra: I Love London + Concert Performance

Whenever Kelly Rowland’s picture is snapped by the paparazzi, she’s in the UK. Kelly seems to get more love and looks more comfortable there than she does in the states. I’m guessing it has something to do with being a step outside of Beyonce’s shadow; ah, but not completely.

With the re-release of her album “Miss Kelly”, last week Kelly Rowland participated in UK’s 1Xtra Live concert series to promote it. She was interviewed before she hit the stage. Asked about a Destiny Child’s reunion, Kelly said she liked the idea but “that’s gonna be awhile.”

Yeah, like when Beyonce needs Kelly and Michelle to refresh her image. That’s me talking.

Kelly was also asked about her love for the UK.

“I’m here a lot and I love being here. I think that it’s more than just being here; I’m inspired by the UK.  With the style of music, with the style of dress. I feel like when I’m here - and this is not a joke - I feel like I’m watching a fashion show, because everybody has great style. Everybody looks fly. With all the beautiful people, I just want to fit in.”

You can watch her performance on 1Xtra.

Remy Ma

Remy Ma Found Guilty of Assault. Facing 5-25 Years in Jail

This afternoon, Remy Ma was found guilty of two counts of first-degree assault, attempted coercion, and criminal possession of a weapon. As the verdict was read, Remy quietly wiped tears from her face - seemingly in shock. After court officers took her away in handcuffs, she was heard crying loudly in the hallway, screaming, “Oh my, God. Oh my, God.” <

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Some of Remy's supporters in the courtroom also cried, and there was a slight disturbance between them and Makeda-Barnes people. Makeda is Remy's ex-friend/victim in the incident, she was all smiles, "I'm so happy. Justice was served."

At her sentencing on April 23, Remy faces 5-25 years in prison.

Remy got in all this mess on July 14, 2007.

After leaving a Manhattan nightclub, with some friends, Remy said $3000 was missing from her bag and she knew who took it. Remy got into Makeda-Barnes Joseph car and demanded that she dump the contents of her bag. In the fight for the bag, Remy pulled a .45 and pointed it at Makeda.


Remy’s defense lawyer, Ivan Fisher, said she pulled the trigger by accident.

The jury deliberated the case for two days and came to a different conclusion.

James Sabatino

Who Linked Diddy to 2Pac’s Shooting? Meet James Sabatino

Last week the Los Angeles Times posted a ‘bombshell’ report that linked Diddy to 2Pac’s shooting in the lobby of a Manhattan recording studio in 1994. The reporter, Chuck Philips defended “An attack on Tupac Shakur launched a hip-hop war” to the last paragraph.

The Smoking Gun did some investigating of Chuck Philip’s sources and discovered an imprisoned con man, James Sabatino, is behind the claim.

Sabatino is said to have created a fantasy world where he managed rappers, did business with Diddy, 2Pac, Busta Rhymes, Biggie, and served as a representative between Diddy and Suge Knight during the East Coast/West Coast ‘wars.’

Sabatino was little more than a rap devotee, a wildly impulsive, overweight white kid from Florida whose own father once described him in a letter to a federal judge as “a disturbed young man who needed attention like a drug.”

In addition to faked documents, he’s also suing Diddy for $16 million.

Read all that at - “Big Phat Liar”