CBS– Reverend Jesse Jackson held a press conference with members of the Jackie Robinson West of Chicago Little League team to express outrage over the team vacating wins from its 2014 Little League World Series. “We think that this punishment [given] out is too harsh,” Jackson said. The team had its wins and US title forfeited after Little League International said the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars had players outside the team’s boundaries. “This decision’s untimely and inappropriate at this time,” Jackson told reporters. “It should not take six months after a team has played a championship game to determine eligibility to play the game in the first place.”
URBAN DAILY-“I’m outraged,” Twista said in an interview with TMZ. “You don’t see this extensive of an investigation happen unless it happens to black people.”Plus, he added that there were reasons for kids having to travel to different parks to play ball. “There was a park in the Dolton area that got torn down, that made the kids have to even play at Jackie Robinson,” he explained. “No one pays attention to what they have to go through to play baseball.”
I get that the timing is bizarre for this stuff to be coming out but isn’t this kind of a cut-and-dry decision? If rules were broken they were broken. Even if this investigation was started because the Little League World Series committee is racist (which I find very hard to believe) does that change the fact they were playing with ineligible players? I think it’s very unlikely that Little League had it out for Jackie Robinson West. And it’s not like they beat a team that looked like a modern day Hitler’s Youth battalion. Taney was pretty diverse as well
Also it’s like vacated wins or revoked trophies. Everybody knows USC and PSU won those games and everybody still thinks of Reggie Bush as a Heisman trophy winner. You can take away the title but you can’t take away the handjibbers those Jackie Robinson West kids got when they got back to Chicago.
PS- If this does turn out to be a racist witchhunt I am prepared to apologize to Jesse Jackson in the traditional manner.
PPS- I want to apologize for pairing these two together. The Reverend Twista doesn’t deserve that kind of disrespect
INQUIRER-With 600 stocky, blue-and-white bicycles, designed to be easy to use and hard to steal, Philadelphia will launch an ambitious bike-sharing system in spring in at least 60 locations, from Temple University to the Navy Yard and from the Delaware River to University City. The program, dubbed Indego because of an $8.5 million contribution from Independence Blue Cross, will allow riders to use credit cards, cash, or member cards to rent bikes 24 hours a day. “You can take a short trip from Point A to Point B or back to Point A, if that’s what you want to do,” Mayor Nutter said Tuesday. “There are lots of benefits – for health, the environment, and transportation.” City and Blue Cross officials will formally announce the bike-sharing program Wednesday. It will be similar to efforts in Boston, Washington, New York, and other cities.
Thank god, I thought my bike was just stolen last month when it was no longer where I parked it and my lock was broken. Now I know I just had a fundamental misunderstanding as to how bike sharing programs work. That was a close one
Now I just need someone to explain to me where I pick up my bike or borrow someone else’s.
Jesus Christ, Donald you are a fucking billionaire. Your butler should have a butler. Getting a cab is a poor person move. Even I spring for an Uber every once and awhile and I’m so broke I can barely afford to give you my two cents. You can’t take it with you, you wrinkly old sack of hatred. Hire a driver for God’s sake. You can even hire a black one and pretend like you own him like you used to do with the Clippers, you racist fuck.
The only solution is that Donald Sterling forgot he was a billionaire. He’s been teetering on the brink of senility for awhile now. He’s clearly lost it. I’m trying to think of the best word to describe his mental state:
GAWKER-A San Francisco resident infected with measles traveled to and from work on the BART train for three days—possibly exposing tens of thousands of people, according to reports. Officials say they are tracking the resident—reportedly a LinkedIn employee—who was diagnosed last week:
In the Bay Area case, the infected person was known to have traveled between the Lafayette station in the East Bay and the Montgomery station in San Francisco during the morning and evening rush-hour commutes on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of last week, BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said. That ride is 35 minutes long, but health officials said the highly infectious, airborne virus could have remained in the air for up to two hours. Because BART cars circulate throughout the Bay area, tens of thousands of people could have potentially been exposed, Trost said. The infected rider, who was not identified by name, age or gender, also spent time at the E&O Kitchen and Bar in San Francisco on Wednesday evening, potentially exposing others who were in the restaurant between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., health officials said.
I guess drunken homophobic uncles across the country were right all along. Measles are making a comeback because of the gays and not because people stopped getting the vaccine that cured this disease. Only reason an outbreak would take place in San Francisco. Now I feel like a real dummy.
And how about this asshole, who knew he was sick and got on the train anyway? What was he thinking? He had literally an iron-clad excuse to call in sick and decided to get everyone sick like an asshole. At least take a cab so you only get the office and a foreigner sick, Public transit is disgusting enough as is without it being filled with Measles.
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) – Get ready for superstition – times three. Friday is the first of three Friday the 13ths this year. Each year has at least one Friday the 13th, but there can be as many as three. 2012 was the last year with three Friday the 13ths; the next will be 2026. Here’s a look at the mysterious date through the eyes of a numerals-obsessed educator who calls himself Professor 13; a British journalist moving her family to a new home on Friday the 13th – while wearing a four-leaf clover; a physics professor who used to tempt fate by breaking mirrors and walking under ladders on Friday the 13th; and a New Jersey woman whose cat rescue operation finds it hardest to locate homes for black cats.
I don’t buy into the whole superstitution bullshit (outside of sports of course.) And I’m not saying luck isn’t a thing. It definitely is. I just have terrible luck regardless of the day. I’m just one of those guys who can’t catch a break, like George Costanza or OJ Simpson. So Friday should be par for the course for me.
PS- Except for the whole picking up girls luck. The reason I will strike out at the bar on Friday is definitely due to Friday the 13th. It’s the only explanation
Inquirer–Philadelphia has been selected to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced this morning. The city beat out Columbus, Ohio, and Brooklyn, for the event, which will take place the week of July 25, 2016. “In addition to their commitment to a seamless and safe convention, Philadelphia’s deep rooted place in American history provides a perfect setting for this special gathering,” Wasserman Schultz said in a statement.
My reaction to this is the same as my reaction when I heard the Pope was coming to Philly:
Because at the end of the day I know I’m not going to attend either event, They only way it would have affected my life is the insane amount of traffic these events will cause. Luckily, for me I’m far too poor to own a car. Dodged a bullet there. It looks good for the city but other than that I could really care less.
PS- Do you really want these two prowling the streets of Philadelphia?
These two legendary cocksmiths will have half the city pregnant before the convention even starts.
When did foot races make a comeback? First it was Kevin Hart and Adrian Peterson and now we have Puff Daddy racing Goldson. I don’t think I’ve been in a foot race since grade school. It could have something to do with the fact I have all the athleticism of a baby giraffe on muscle relaxers but whatever.
Diddy obviously got a headstart but this is still extremely embarrassing for Goldson. Diddy is 45 years old. That guy remembers when Michael Jackson was black (and alive).
Is 18 fucking years old. This song can join the military and vote for God’s sake. You can’t be letting guys a stone’s throw away from getting his AARP card drink your milkshake in a foot race. Non wonder the Bucs suck.