Saturday, November 22, 2008

BREVITAS


ELITE ETHNOGRAPHY

TMZ - The battleground is one of the most exclusive areas of Bev Hills, called Beverly Park, which is divided into Northern and Southern parts. The South Beverly Park Homeowners Association is suing the North BPHA -- the posher part where Barry Bonds, Rod Stewart, Sly Stallone and Denzel Washington reside -- because the hired help and others for the Southern masters have been blocked from entering on the North side. Housekeepers and gardeners have been forced to take a seven-mile detour to enter on the South.

THE MIX

NNPA -
The Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, viewed as perhaps the highest profiled civil rights leaders in the nation, both say their roles will not change as America beholds its first black president. "The issues haven't gone away," says Sharpton. "Barack Obama said this is the beginning of change. This is not change itself. It's almost insulting to act like blacks should now shut up just because we have a black president.". . . Both Jackson and Sharpton, having been presidential candidates themselves, said in interviews that while they are celebrating the historic election, it is ridiculous to think that a sitting president could single-handedly eliminate the voluminous problems in the black community. Illustrating, Jackson compared the anticipation of the Obama to another big day in black history. "It's the biggest day since Dec. 31, 1862," when slaves awaited the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. "After 246 years of slavery, we hoped for an Emancipation Proclamation. Lincoln signed the order the next day, but still they had to wait until the 13th amendment in 1865 to get free."

Washington Times President-elect Barack Obama will not move for months, and perhaps not until 2010, to ask Congress to end the military's decades-old ban on open homosexuals in the ranks, two people who have advised the Obama transition team on this issue say. Repealing the ban was an Obama campaign promise. However, Mr. Obama first wants to confer with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his new political appointees at the Pentagon to reach a consensus and then present legislation to Congress, the advisers said. "I think 2009 is about foundation building and reaching consensus," said Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. The group supports military personnel targeted under the ban.

Womens E-News New Hampshire's state Senate will carve history for the Granite State in January when the legislative body convenes with women in 13 of the 24 seats forming the country's first female majority. Women will also factor in key positions of leadership: the Senate is presided over by its president, Sylvia Larson, and president pro-tem, Maggie Hassan, while Martha Fuller Clark continues her role as majority whip. . .

1 Comments:

At November 23, 2008 11:57 PM, Anonymous Boffin said...

Hydrogen to power cars was stupid in 1978, and it's no better now. There is no primary source of hydrogen. It is expensive and dangerous as an intermediate fuel.

 

Post a Comment

<< Home