Guy Scott, first white African president in 20 years

This is obviously a step…. in some direction.  Well, OK not obviously but as step.  Alright, he was vice prez when the elected one died so it’ not exactly that he was voted in.   Oh hell, I just find it odd enough to post.

Said the blade of grass to the autumn leaf Khalil GIbran

Said a blade of grass to an autumn leaf, “You make such a noise falling! You scatter all my winter dreams.”

Said the leaf indignant, “Low-born and low-dwelling! Songless, peevish thing! You live not in the upper air and you cannot tell the sound of singing.”

Then the autumn leaf lay down upon the earth and slept. And when spring came she waked again — and she was a blade of grass.

And when it was autumn and her winter sleep was upon her, and above her through all the air the leaves were falling, she muttered to herself, “O these autumn leaves! They make such a noise! They scatter all my winter dreams.”

New video shows US police shot black man 45 times like ‘firing squad’

49 year-old Milton Hall was shot 45 times in 6 seconds by police in Saginaw, Michigan. He did have a pen knife so I guess the 8 officers felt threatened.  I keep telling myself I don’t want to see this kind of stuff.  My personal world is, so far as I can tell, exceedingly post-racial.  I live a luxurious life that oozes blessings.  The kinds of things that happen to “those other” black people are almost impossible for me to imagine true. Then I see stuff like this.  Incidents like this are obviously rare.  But they so upset me that I rush to blog about them.  “If it bleeds it leads me to post.”  I guess I don’t REALLY want my head in the sand… but it’s such nice, warm,  soft sand…

PressTV – Saudi Arabia responsible for stopping Takfiri thought: Hezbollah

The Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has called on Saudi Arabia to stop the spread of Takfiri ideology in the Middle East.

“Saudi Arabia bares primary responsibility for preventing the spread of this ideology,” Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said during a speech at a ceremony on the occasion of Muharram at Sayyed al-Shuhadaa complex in the southern suburb of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Monday, Lebanese media reported.

Nasrallah further said terror activities by the Takfiris are rooted in a “Wahhabist mentality,” warning that the terrorists are misrepresenting the nature of Islam.

“What is happening today is the biggest distortion of Islam in history,” he stressed, adding that Takfiri terrorism poses “a threat to Islam as a religion [as well as] its principles and values.”

He further noted that the crimes perpetrated by the terrorists are unprecedented in history, saying, “This pushes non-Muslims away from Islam, because the (Takfiri) method presents Muslims as a savage and bloodthirsty grou