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Posted by scorpiomkm on January 14, 2010

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Texas Longhorn ‘Drum Line’

Posted by scorpiomkm on January 14, 2010

Over the years I’ve highlighted what I consider to be the BEST DAMN College Bands in the land! Now this next college Drum Line is OK <g> but not quite up to the Standards of an OHIO STATE …. or a MICHIGAN …. or even a USC. But they’re OK, as far as BIG 12 colleges go.


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So here is the University of Texas Drum Line.

“HOOK’em HORNS!”

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Pat Robertson’s CHRISTIANITY???

Posted by scorpiomkm on January 14, 2010

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Yes, WE CAN!!

Posted by scorpiomkm on January 14, 2010

The Felicity Daily Herald

Quake aid starts to arrive for desperate Haiti

A boy looks through an opening in the rubble of his home in the 31 Delmar AP – A boy looks through an opening in the rubble of his home in the 31 Delmar neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, …

By MIKE MELIA, Associated Press Writer Mike Melia, Associated Press Writer 2 hrs 20 mins ago

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Desperately needed aid from around the world slowly made its way Thursday into Haiti, where supply bottlenecks and a leadership vacuum left rescuers scrambling on their own to save the trapped and injured and get relief supplies into the capital.

The international Red Cross estimated that 45,000 to 50,000 people were killed in Tuesday’s magnitude-7.0 earthquake.

President Barack Obama announced that “one of the largest relief efforts in our recent history” is moving toward Haiti, with thousands of troops and a broad array of civilian rescue workers flying or sailing in to aid the stricken country — backed by more than $100 million in relief funds.

To the Haitians, Obama promised: “You will not be forsaken.”

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According to Pat Robertson, this MASSIVE Death & Destruction visited upon the People of Haiti was due to the Haitian People “making a deal with the devil!” In-other-words, “How dare these Blacks dare throw off Colonialism and dare think they could govern themselves!”

This I expect from a Right wing bigot and racist like Pat Robertson, or a Rush Fatball, or a Glenn Idiot. In fact, whenever I hear the inhumane words of Republicans and their Right wing Masters say ANYTHING ~ I feel the hot breath of the Devil himself. Words full of hate, bigotry, insensitivity, ignorance and outright stupidity. But since I don’t live in “The Weird World of the Right”, I reflect instead on ‘these kind of stories’ with a deep sense of awe and disbelief. Particularly since I LIVE on a major ‘fault line’ here in Northern California.

I’m a deep Believer in God. A God not necessarily of a ‘Christian God’ or a ‘Jewish God’ or an ‘Islamic God’: but simply GOD. But I must admit, that the ONLY times I doubt the existence of a God is when 1) I view a child dying of some disease and 2) when I view poverty ridden countries suffer through Natural occurences as earthquake, tsunamis, forest fires, flood etc.. But then whenever the above two circumstances do occur, I’m again reinvigorated  by the acts of Human Beings during the heighth of these crisis; when it would be easier to ‘give in’ to hopelessness and dispar.

The Human Spirit is Immortal and unconquerable!

Some say, “See! If there was a God … would He allow such things as children dying or ‘Killer Earthquakes’ to take place!” To which I add, “We are all MORTAL. Nobody KNOWS the length of TIME we’re given on this green earth of ours; and why it’s imperative we each LIVE each day to its fullest.” But a greater extent I’ve learned that “TESTING & FOREBEARANCE are critical to the development of the Human Soul.” Not to the physical Body: but to the Human Soul. For it is through the Human Soul that we can ENDURE the seemingly untimely Death of a child. For it is through the Human Soul that we can ENDURE the tragic results of Mother Nature’s Fury. TESTING & FOREBEARANCE enables the Soul to expand and Grow.


Reflect on the Lesson expressed and TAUGHT in the 23rd Psalm:


The Lord is my Shepherd, I SHALL NOT WANT.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He leadeth me beside the still waters.

He RESTORETH my Soul, He leadeth me in the path of righteousness for His name sake.

Yea, though I ‘WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE  SHADOW OF DEATH’ I will fear no evil … for Thou art with me;

Thy Rod and Thy Staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies. Thou anointest my head with oil … my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy will follow me …. all the days of my life;

And I will dwell in the ‘House of the Lord’ forever.


YEA, THOUGH I WALK THROUGH …. the Valley of the shadow of death … I will fear no Evil!


It’s because of our SOULS that we ~ mere Mortals ~ can Rise to the Challenges of ANY event visited during our TIME on this earth.  And so we eventually get off our bed of pain at the ‘passing’ of a child, or we pick up & stand up whenever hurricanes and earthquakes strike; we do these things  because as ‘Children of God’ ~ having an Immortal Soul ~


WE CAN!


AND WE MUST!!


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Them Damn ‘Trojans’

Posted by scorpiomkm on January 14, 2010

I’m a SAX Man. Always have been. Played the Sax, Loved the Sax. But when it comes to college Marching Bands …. the Drum Lines (Percussion) is what I enjoy the most. Oh, there are some truly GREAT Drum Lines out there ~ including this one ~ the University of Southern CaliforniaTrojan Marching Band. Yep, those spoiled, arrogant, ‘the team ya love to Hate’ (G) USC Trojans.    : )

Check’em out:


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“Duck Mouth”

Posted by scorpiomkm on January 14, 2010

My previous video highlighted the GREAT Florida A&M Band drumline playing “Duck Mouth”. Well, high school bands and their Mighty Drumlines enjoy “Duck Mouth” as well.

Check it out:


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For You, President Obama

Posted by scorpiomkm on January 5, 2010

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When ‘POLITICIZE’ Equals ‘HATE’

Posted by scorpiomkm on January 4, 2010

I’ve enjoyed Politics since the heady days of John F. Kennedy. Even as a child, I understood the ‘Game of Politics’ to be the ‘Game of Power’. One side WINS Elections and gets all the perks associated with winning; while the LOSING side gets the ‘doenut hole’ and hopes the ‘Party in Power’ slips in popularity either through self-inflicted wounds or attacks launched by the ‘Loyal Opposition’. But lately, the ‘Game of Politics’ has taken on a rather ugly and hateful nature whereby the President of the United States not only is viciously attacked DAILY by the ‘Disloyal Opposition’ …. but this negativity, in part, serves to hinder the United States from succeeding in the areas that need immediate attention.

If any of you have been following the News this past year, no doubt you are aware that what President Obama has done, or put into motion, has been simply breathtaking! From Health Care to Economic Stability, President Obama has LED the Charge, yet it appears Obama’s ‘Favoribility Numbers’ are tumbling.

Amazing.

But not really.

This is, after all: America. Why do I say that.

You see, being an African-American conditions you to view ‘LIFE IN AMERICA’ somewhat dissimilar from our White Brothers & Sisters. As a child I didn’t quite ‘get it’ why Black kids needed the Alabama National Guard to escort them to school, or why Black kids were blown up when their CHURCH was fire bombed. Just as I didn’t ‘get it’ when my father escorted me into a little drugstore in Kentucky and grabbed me from drinking at a WHITE ONLY water fountain.

I could list hundreds of examples, JUST IN MY LIFE, of the myriad of indignities and hatred shown me and ‘Kind’; all Lessons one learns while growing up BLACK in America. But nevertheless one has Hope that one day ‘things will change’. Yet with this ‘hoped for’ change, will certainly come a massive RESISTANCE to said ‘Change’. Sometimes this resistance is subtle, sometimes overt … but always hurtful, dangerous, ugly and deadly.

So as I watched the 2008 Presidential Election, I KNEW that the RESISTANCE against Obama would come ~ and it did. Obama was ‘too uppiddy’ or too much the celebrity. Obama, according to some Whites, was too Socialist or too Militant, or too inexperienced to be President. Hell, even Michelle was too ‘ANGRY’ to be a ‘First Lady’!

Yep! The ‘Old Guard’ of White Supremacy (Right wingers, Christian Evangelicals, Republicans) dropped their painted masks  of being just ‘Concerned Americans’ after Obama was Elected President, and launched the most vicious attacks on any President I have ever witnessed. Now the opposition to Obama was a WAR ~ a ‘Racial Holy War’ ~ to win back America for the ‘White Race’ (ain’t that bitch <g>). And make no mistake about it: Right -wingers, Conservatives, Republicans, whites of low-income and even lower Education view the Obama Presidency as a WAR against their ‘Way of Life’! The WHITE way of life.

Change is often slow in America.

Why do you think that National Security rules the airwaves since Christmas, hum? Was it because that firecracker-underwearing Nigerian was that unique; or was it because the HATERS couldn’t derail Obama’s Health Care Plan and thus NOW  focused attention to this so-called weakness. And oh, yeah: “Obama has FAILED (?) to secure JOBS in America!” (say the HATERS); or “Obama should have come home when the security of the nation was at risk!” (say them); or “Obama accomplished NOTHING at Copenhagen!”

Change is often very slow in America.

Republicans, Right -wingers, Conservatives, and Blue Dog Democrats could save their breath in their DAILY CRITICISM of President Obama by simply saying:

“We HATE Niggas!”

They might as well say it: because believe me, to African-Americans and many of Rush Limbaugh’s audience …. that’s precisely what all this Right -wing, Conservative NEGATIVE ‘coded’ rhetoric means.



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THE ‘Ohio State University’ 2010 Rose Bowl CHAMPS!!

Posted by scorpiomkm on January 2, 2010

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“…and the Home of the …Brave?”

Posted by scorpiomkm on December 30, 2009

I’ve had just about enough on the Media attention given the failed attempt at blowing up that airliner on Christmas. Not that it wasn’t newsworthy … INITIALLY, but my lawd 6 days of nonstop coverage about a FAILED attempt by some kat with firecrackers in his underwear!

C’mon!!

Hell, I completely understand the Right blabbering about the incident 6 days after the fact. After all, Right wingers are OBSESSED in making Obama a FAILURE ~ about as much as they are proud to show just how disloyal, unpatriotic, racists, bigoted, and just plain STUPID they are to. I get how these sorryass Conservative Nazis are married to imagined Disaster or perceived weakness under the Obama Administration. What baffles me is …. why the Mainstream Media pays these Neonazis-Neocons any attention at all!

Why, oh why, does the Mainstream Media act scared and fearful of these Conservative ‘NUTS’, to the point of using these Clowns “talking points” to criticise the Obama Administration be it Health Care, National Security, Tarp, you name it. Even MSNBC is borrowing from the “Death Eater” (Republican) Playbook. Check out Keith Obermen (SP) and Matthews some time. They damn near mimic Fox News of late!

See, Folks. I’m just now getting over 8 long YEARS of Republican phony Patriotism, chest pounding, and displaced hubris. All the things that has gotten this country into debt, worldwide suspicion, and unchecked ‘Checks & Balances’ as promised in the U.S. Constitution. So I’ll be damned if I’ll watch (or listen) to ANY media outlet that merely parrots Right wing lunacy and hatred! Because quit frankly, and as an American … I’m embarrassed that ‘My Country’ quakes in her boots whenever some fanatic ‘goes off’ (or tries to). I get EXTREMELY EMBARRASSED when ‘My Country’ acts like a frightened gaggle of grade school children when the mere’ Shadow of a Terrorist’ steps from the darkness.

Shameful.

As a child, I Believed in the phrase that ends the ‘Star Bangled Banner’  : ” …. and the Home of the Brave!” In fact, right after 911 I wrote: “OK, America. We got our nose bloody today. So get up off our knees and ‘Stand Tall’ tomorrow!”

I wrote that the night of 911!! Yet NOW I see the Main Stream Media acting like frightened little children: and it makes me sick! And it makes me even sicker to watch CNN, MSNBC, and the National Mainstream News Outlets follow the tone of a bunch of COWARDS, INBECILES, RACISTS, and damn near TRAITORS ~ Republicans & Conservatives I’m referring to ~ when in fact these kats (Republicans) have no POWER (ZERO, NADA) nor do they possess any constructive Ideas worth a damn.

The hell with the Media, both Main and Imbecile!!

This is like Sarah Palin’s BOOK making the New York Times ‘Best Seller’ List … when the vast number of people that bought her BOOK are  people that don’t (or can’t) READ!!

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