Matthew Dowd thinks it might, depending on how Republicans in the Senate handle the Sonia Sotomayor nomination to the Supreme Court by President Obama.
What do you get when you need cash, your friend decides she can sell your body for a percentage of the profits, you decide to play along, and you both have a blast as Detroit sex workers?
In this case you get a female pimp and the man is the one who will be getting his hands dirty. HBO's new show Hung, with the tagline "It's hard to make an indecent living," is a beautiful window into sex work showing how a mainstream American might get started. The first episode was broadcasted this week, but it looks like this show is going to be a fun light-hearted look at a difficult subject.
Now that the Jena 6 case has come to a close with the final 5 members pleading no contest to a misdemeanor (remember the original charge was attempted murder) and having to serve no jail time, I have a few thoughts on the whole experience. First of all I am thankful this situation has come to a close for all of the families involved.
So today after recieving news that a whooping record breaking 11 million viewers checked in to watch the BET Awards this past Sunday night in anticipation of seeing a Tribute to Michael Jackson just 2 or 3 days after his death, BET has finally responded to all the criticism. It responded by giving an exclusive statement to All Hip Hop where they denounce the performance of Lil Wayne and Drake. An exclusive statement to AHH? Wow.. there was no press release issued by Debra Lee or Stephen Hill.. There was no notification on their website BET.com as of 7:45 am PST… All I can do is shake my head.. Of course they do this on the day of our three day holiday when everyone is out and about..
When many of us who don’t live in the South think of rap music coming from that area, we sadly associate the music as being less then conscious or socially uplifting. And while it is true there are some artists who may just spit lyrics around the topics of bling, fancy rims and their pimping abilities, such topics were not created by Southern rappers nor are those topics their exclusive domain.
To the degree that one might label such topics as ignorance, bear in mind ignorance is everywhere. It's in New York - the birthplace of Hip Hop. It’s in Cali - home to numerous socially conscious movements and organizations. It's found in mainstream rap and it's found in the underground. Let’s not get it twisted.
What do you get when your Governor rises to power exploiting voters by selling a phony family-values image, profits off the public trust using tax dollars to bang an illicit lover, all the while beating others into sexual compliance?
"Sexual freedom" must be OK for social conservatives if it's done under the cloak of secrecy, involves lying to your family, and you loudly ridicule other people for the same thing. Special recipe: shame, betrayal and hypocrisy.
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, bragging about the size of his balls in this picture, admitted in the past few days that he: