Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, June 13, 2013
June 12, 2013, marked the 50th anniversary of Medgar Evers’ death in Jackson, Mississippi.
Bob Dylan’s music on Medgar Evers was recently featured on NPR’ afternoon news program, All Things Considered.
As the guest spoke, it occurred to me that the primary difference between this era, and the era of the late Civil Rights leader is that the exceeding majority of today’s youthful musicians are out for the almighty dollar, rather than speaking their hearts and minds for the causes of truth, justice, and the American way.
It’s all about the money.
And according to some, there is perhaps no better representative of the “me” generation than Taylor Swift.
Not being familiar with the body of Miss Swift’s work, I must rely upon interviews with her, and from remarks by those whom are familiar with her work. And it seems that there are many who utterly despise her work, for no other reason than that “practically every song she sings is about herself.”
And in defense of Miss Swift, regarding her work, she has said, “I’ve been very selfish about my songs. I’ve Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Were I to call Scott Beason a derogatory name, I would be falling into the same type trap & garbage dump in which he lives & from which he operates. So I shall refrain. However, suffice it to say what he says, and what he has done – collaborating with Kansas racist GOP Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach to write a horrid experimental law in Alabama – remains proof positive of their misguided notions. In their case, it’s not “airs of superiority,” they really believe it!
Judge says defense can play aborigine tape in bingo trial
Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 4:23 PM Updated: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 4:27 PM
Republican Alabama state senator Scott Beason
MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The federal judge in the State House vote-buying trial said he will let defense lawyers play recordings in which a wire-wearing legislator says disparaging things about black voters, if they become relevant during the trial.
U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson told prosecutors that it’s not his job to “sanitize” the motives of Sen. Scott Beason, R-Gardendale, who recorded State House conversations for investigators.
“These are obviously explosive, explosive recordings,” prosecutor Edward T. Kang told Thompson.
“I agree it’s explosive, but it’s only explosive because Mr. Beason made the comments,” Thompson responded.
Thompson said jurors should have the full picture of Beason’s possible motives when Read the rest of this entry »
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