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1  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: 62-year-old black grandfather choked and held down by three white men.... on: January 23, 2015, 04:41:35 PM
I would sue all involved including Wal-Mart. These scary a**  people need to be punished severely for their racism and stupidity. Most people get a concealed weapons permit so they can carry a weapon wherever the feel the need as long as it's legal. Most of the time It's a personal decision. He might have gotten robbed or harassed at a Wal-Mart.
2  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Hey FVSU alumni and fans on: January 19, 2015, 08:37:32 PM
NO. Marquette King, Punter, for the Oakland Raiders is the other. He is a teammate of Ricardo.


that's all...  

Yogi, How is he a teammate? Don't they play for different teams?
3  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: Kevin Hart: I Won't Play a Gay Character on: January 18, 2015, 08:05:26 PM
If he doesn't want to play a Gay person I see nothing wrong with it. Even if he was homophobic. It's his prerogative. Lots of actors and actress turn down roles they wish not to play. Why? Because they just don't like it or they feel it's just not them. Some fear that some roles will get stuck with their character and keep them from getting other certain acting jobs.
4  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: NFC Championship Game:Packers vs Seahawks on: January 18, 2015, 07:34:32 PM
Not trying to score on that last interception by GB left me shaking my head no  He might have gotten close enough for GB to score again.  Why fall down?
5  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: ASU Almuni & Fans on: January 16, 2015, 07:09:18 PM
Y'all Crazy.... lmao
6  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / The delicate footwork surrounding an MLK statue at the state Capitol on: January 14, 2015, 06:38:18 PM
At 11 a.m. Friday, the traditional ceremony honoring Martin Luther King Jr. will be held at the state Capitol. Gov. Nathan Deal will speak.

Before and after the event, a small, empty patch of grass on the Capitol’s east side, overlooked by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s second-floor office, will become a highly scrutinized bit of real estate.

Until a short while ago, the tract was home to a monument to Korean War veterans, complete with a gas-fired eternal flame. That edifice has been shifted – grouped nearby with other memorials to veterans.

Today, the piece of ground outside Cagle’s office is the future home of a statue honoring MLK, a fact that the governor will underline to his audience – which will include members of the King family.

Deal proposed a Capitol memorial to King last year, but a re-election bid intervened. That done, it is time to face the hurdles, which aren’t so tall as they are delicate.

Location is one. Only last year, the Capitol’s east side entrance was viewed as the back door – not the message you want to send when honoring the preeminent icon of the Civil Rights movement.

But the completion of the $4.4 million Liberty Plaza, which is to be dedicated Friday, should be sufficient proof of the state’s ultimate intention to make the east side the Capitol’s primary entrance.

Following King’s assassination in 1968, Gov. Lester Maddox lined the Capitol grounds with state troopers to keep the martyred leader’s mule-drawn casket off state property. Forty-seven years later, on this chosen spot of ground, an MLK statue would become the official greeter of state visitors. Its neighbor would be a bronze version of former Gov. Eugene Talmadge, the through-and-through segregationist. A visual history lesson, if ever there was one.

The MLK statue would overlook Liberty Plaza, now the designated protest area, and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Tweak its gaze, and perhaps prune an out-of-control magnolia, and the statue could face King’s old pulpit in Ebenezer Baptist Church.

But there are other hurdles. This week, Governor Deal designated state Rep. Calvin Smyre, D-Columbus, assisted by his House colleague Joe Wilkinson, R-Sandy Springs, to serve as liaisons to the King family.

Smyre is the longest-serving lawmaker in the Capitol, and a Democrat with extraordinary connections. Wilkinson is a former executive with Coke, a firm with historically close ties to the King family.

Smyre and Steve Stancil, executive director of the State Building Authority, will meet today with the representative of the King family who deals with intellectual property matters. “The family would want to be able to approve the likeness that’s used,” said Smyre – as they did with the MLK monument in Washington. “And we would need their permission to use the name.”

Under legislation passed last year, no public money is to be spent for the statue. All funds would be privately sourced. There has been some concern that the King family would ask for compensation in return for licensing permission, but Smyre said that topic has never come up.

Funding would be channeled through the state’s Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission, which has the proper 501(c)3 tax status. The commission is now headed by state Sen. Emanuel Jones, D-Decatur.

The MLK statue is Governor Deal’s initiative – he wasn’t pushed into it. Nonetheless, this is new territory for Republicans at the Capitol, and they are nervous.

They see the grown King siblings – Martin III, Dexter and Bernice – going to court over whether the two brothers can sell their father’s traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace prize. They understand that all families are dysfunctional in their own way, but it bothers them.

On Friday, the governor will reassure the King family that a long overdue honor is about to be paid. In return, Deal and every Republican in the state Capitol, along with not a few Democrats, will have an ear cocked for confidence-building signs that an uncomfortable family argument won’t jeopardize this venture to make amends.

A private word would suffice. But a public one would be better
7  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: 50 years later woman claims affair with Dr. King on: January 05, 2015, 09:34:56 PM
What I don't understand is how can you make a movie about the past and address allegations that were made in the present in the movie? The movie is supposed to be about what happened in the past not what people are saying about him after his death. I haven't seen the movie but I'm not understanding this. Maybe I should just wait until I see the movie.
8  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: Firefighters rescue naked woman trapped in ex-boyfriend's chimney on: January 05, 2015, 09:26:30 PM
I like reading the comments. You can only imagine the crazy things people are saying about this.
9  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Firefighters rescue naked woman trapped in ex-boyfriend's chimney on: January 05, 2015, 06:39:07 PM
Firefighters in Southern California responded to an unusual call over the weekend at the home of a man who awoke to find his ex-girlfriend naked and stuck inside the fireplace.

According to Riverside County officials, the 35-year-old woman, who was not identified, tried to enter the Woodcrest, Calif., home where her ex-boyfriend and three children live through the front door early Saturday morning, but it was locked. So she climbed on the roof, stripped off her clothes and tried to shimmy down the chimney.

Shortly before 5 a.m., her estranged boyfriend, Tony Hernandez, said he heard the woman crying for help.

“She said, ‘I’m trapped in the chimney,’” Hernandez told CBS Los Angeles.

Hernandez first tried to pull her out with an extension cord.

“I tried to get her out, but it was too hard,” he said.

It took 23 Riverside County firefighters approximately two hours to extract the woman, removing bricks from the chimney’s exterior during what they termed a “technical rescue.” The woman was transported to a local area hospital with “minor to moderate” injuries, fire officials said.

Hernandez told CBS Los Angeles that the woman isn’t allowed around his kids.

“I don’t like the way she’s acting or what she’s doing,” he said. “That’s not good for my kids.”
10  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Stuart Scott Died on: January 04, 2015, 10:51:37 AM
Stuart Scott was very talented as a commentator and reporter. I liked his style very much. Never heard anything derogative about him during his tenure. He was never portrayed as the spokesman for black people. Though he represented us well in my opinion. He helped opened the doors for many other blacks in reporting and commentating who came after him. He reminded me of Bryant Gumbel. You could tell who was speaking just by listening to the voice.
11  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Oregon Players Chant on: January 03, 2015, 11:47:30 AM
And guess who's doing the mocking... we just won't stick up for each other...SMGDH shrug
12  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Atlanta Hawks 100 Percent to be Sold on: January 02, 2015, 11:35:16 PM
The Hawks are now in first place in the Eastern Conference. GO HAWKS!!! Keep on winning. clap clap clap
13  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Black Monday 2014 : NFL Coaches & GM's who'll be fired on: December 30, 2014, 08:03:05 AM
I'm just hoping the Falcons don't let these stupid reporters and commentators fool them into hiring Rex Ryan. Why hire someone who has a worse record than the coach who is leaving? shrug SMGDH
14  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Black Monday 2014 : NFL Coaches & GM's who'll be fired on: December 30, 2014, 07:57:50 AM
Falcons want to talk to Teryl Austin, Todd Bowles

Posted by Darin Gantt on December 29, 2014, 4:26 PM EST

Todd Bowles

Falcons owner Arthur Blank said he planned to start contacting candidates for his new coaching vacancy soon.

He’s not wasting any time.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Falcons have asked permission to talk to Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.

Neither can interview yet, as they’re getting ready for playoff games this weekend.

But since Austin’s team won’t have Ndamukong Suh and Bowles’ team doesn’t have a quarterback of note, they might be available to interview soon.

The Falcons have also reportedly asked to talk to Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase.
15  Discussion / Sports Forum / Have a Holly Jolly Christmas !!! on: December 25, 2014, 09:13:48 AM
Merry Christmas to all and to all Merry Christmas!!!!!! It has been a so so year for the G-Rams. Not like I wanted. Soon it will be a New year. Hopefully the New Year will be better for everyone sports wise, health wise and even wealth wise.. I wish the best of the best for everyone and for all of our schools. I'm not going to say don't speed(because most people speed) Just going to say be careful and be safe.

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