The observations of a well read individual with an interest in community development and economic growth.
The Golf Season
I just received my Tee Time book today. Many of the deals which were in the previous Tee Time book are no longer there. I will be playing and practicing at least twice a week. I also will be buying a used car. Let's get to it.
Even though he was a United States Congressman from Pennsylvania his conviction did not make national news on CNN. He had been investigated by the FBI for almost ten years for his misdeeds during and after the 2007 mayoral election in Philadelphia. Chaka was supposedly legendary for his ground game. For the political novice, this game includes the ability to motivate teams of people to pass out literature and get loyal voters to the polls on election day. Chaka had been a sitting Congressman and rarely had to campaign for reelection. His ascension to Congress was extraordinary. He served in the House of Representatives from 1983 to 1988. He then was elected to the State Senate and served until 1994.
He served a district that includes portions of North, South and West Philadelphia. His district also included Lower Merion Township. A more diverse juxtaposition of constituents could not have been put together without gerrymandering. In spite of his impending legal troubles, h…
This young man just made news for suggesting that sexual relations between grown men and boys can be liberating for the boys. He was referring to boys as young as thirteen. Maybe he did not realize that one cannot legally consent to sex at this age. He is from England. Maybe he did not realize that this is called rape in the United States. He cannot comprehend the agony caused by Catholic priests who couldn't keep their hands to themselves and abused thousands of young boys. Also, he could have researched the story of Jerry Sandusky of Second Mile fame. This man is serving a jail sentence now due to his affinity for taking boys home and having his way with them. Sickening.
Milo was a former editor for Breitbart News. This is a far right American news and commentary website. It was originally founded as a website by Andrew Breitbart that was pro-Israel and pro-freedom. I wonder what their opinions are now with the sudden surge of anti-Semitic attacks that are occurring …
Philadelphia has been the home of a number of conventions this year. The most famous has been the Democratic National Convention. The Democrat's nominated the first woman ever to lead the party into the general election in November. The African Methodist Episcopal General Conference was held in Philadelphia in July also. This was the 50th Session held since the Church was incorporated in 1816 when Richard Allen was elected and consecrated as Bishop. The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts was held here in April. It featured over 60 performances and a wide variety of mediums on which art was expressed.
We are a destination city in many ways. It came as no surprise then when I found out that the National Association of Black Storytellers was going to convene here in November. One of my childhood friends is the local Director at the festival. I received an e-mail from one branch of this group called Keepers of the Culture. Even though we are a multi-cultural s…