I’m Back……Let’s Catch Up, shall we?

It’s been a little over a week since I’ve posted…..computer issues, Darryl issues, etc. all got in the way, but I’m back…..let’s catch up on what’s been happening:

 

She was a champion for those kids who didn't have a voice.....and she had moves, too.

She was a champion for those kids who didn't have a voice.....and she had moves, too.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver passed away at the age of 88 last week after a couple of debilitating strokes within the last year.  Mrs. Shriver was the founder of the Special Olympics and a constant fighter for the rights and needs of mentally challenged children across this country and the world over.  Whenever such a eloquent voice is silenced, the world winds up being a little less cool, a bit more cold, and not quite as nice a place to be….my sympathies and condolences go out to the Kennedy family and Mrs. Shriver’s extended Special Olympic family as well.

 

Slick Rick got caught up in some madness, did he not?

Slick Rick got caught up in some madness, did he not?

University of Louisville head men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino apologized today for the scandal that arose from his 2003 tryst with a woman who has been charged with trying to extort him for $10 million.  The married father of five expressed remorse to his family, school officials, players and fans in today’s press conference.  This guy has always struck me as a really slick character, from his appearance to his coaching style to the fire he sometimes unleashes in interviews and post-game press conferences, so the revelations themselves aren’t the surprise for me.  What was crazy was the circumstances surrounding his infidelity, including his one of his assistants later marrying the woman in question…..TNT-styled drama, coming out of Louisville…..stay tuned, I’m thinking it’s just gonna get juicier.

 

Almost a week later, and I'm still pumped.......Yankees!!!!!

Almost a week later, and I'm still pumped.......Yankees!!!!!

I’m not gonna get too deep into the whole Yankees sweeping the Red Sox thing, since it happened almost a whole week ago, but damned if I didn’t enjoy that……5 1/2 games up, baby……oh yeah…..Go Yankees!!!!!!!

 

Even as beautiful as this image is, there isn't a damned supermarket to be found in this whole city......WTF?

Even as beautiful as this image is, there isn't a damned supermarket to be found in this whole city......WTF?

The City of Detroit is suffering through a food crisis and one of the biggest reasons?  No major chain supermarkets…..that’s right, there happens to be a major metropolitan area in these United States in 2009 that does not have access to food in a way that most other cities here do.  An article on CNNMoney posted on August 6th tells the story of how Detroit’s residents are dealing with food shortages by planting food in vacant lots, while being forced to shop at Mom and Pop local grocery stores that are much more expensive than supermarkets would be….the insanity of this economic meltdown continues….if you have folks in the Detroit area, you might want to hook them up with some canned goods and non-perishables; they could really use them.

 

Do not piss this women off.....she will rise up and put you on your ass

Do not piss this women off.....she will rise up and put you on your ass

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was angered last week when a Congolese student asked a question that was misinterpreted as an inquiry about what her husband, former President Bill Clinton, would think.  Mrs. Clinton’s angry retort resonated around the world, as she emphatically stated that she, and not her husband was the Secretary of State.  Man…..even I was scared, and I’m half a world away.  This was not the first time we’ve seen HC’s anger explode, nor will it be the last…..I’m thinking that the guy that asked the question needs to find that translator and kick his ass, with passion…..

I’ve got more folks…….another post is coming!!!

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~ by darrylthewriter on August 12, 2009.

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