Saturday, May 29, 2010


Dennis Hopper (1936-2010)


Friday, May 28, 2010

Gary Coleman (1968-2010)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Is Winning Not Enough

Former Cleveland Cavalier coach Mike Brown is probably wondering what just happened. How can you be the winningest coach in the NBA get fired? It probably has something to do with having Lebron James and not winning a championship. Is winning not enough?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Is This The Charm

Ricky Peete is almost a free man again. They say the third time is a charm. But one can also be a three time loser. He isn't a youngster anymore. So I think this is the charm.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Family Business

One would wonder why a able bodied, intelligent young man would take a job as a police in a sometimes dangerous small town. More officers have been killed in West Memphis than it has in it's sister city who is 10 times larger. Yet these small town officers get as much action as NYPD. The answer is the I-40 corridor. It's the causeway to the west. Everything and everybody comes through there. Unfortunately this time it was a killer and his son.

Otherwise it's a pretty cushy job with the potential for great rewards. Especially in the Crime Interdiction Unit. Where both the slain officers worked. The operating budget is based on it's property seizures and arrests. Not so shabby when you consider they have made some of the largest seizures in history. Preachers,politicians and police always want more money, but you can generally expect to see a second generation. That's why it's a family business.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Take No Prisoners

My solutions to avoiding gunshots are still the same regardless what color the suspects are. My previous advice would've worked just as well for the two men who were killed today. I say the same thing I said when young Deaunta Farrow was killed by West Memphis police two years ago. The circumstances may have been different but the end result is still the same. Somebody lost their life.

This was like an action adventure movie. They showed the police officers in hot pursuit and everything.,0,192061.story It was like actually being there In the midst of the bullets. The picture says it all. That's one of the dead shooters lying there in handcuffs. If you mess up in West Memphis. It might just be the last time. They take no prisoners.

For The Best

When I discovered Roburt Sallie was graduating in August His departure made sense. Obtaining his degree makes his situation a little different from the other players who left before their eligibility ended. Considering the blue chip recruiting class coming next year. Him leaving might be for the best.

Kenny Bosac

Kenny Bosac has been hired to replace Andrew Clarksenior on the weekend after he took over the evening slot vacated by Ben Ferguson.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Get It Right

The rapper T.I. conducted his first live interview with Larry King since being released from prison. I wish I could say there was a noticeable difference in his attitude, but there wasn't. He is still the pompous little man who thinks he is untouchable. Even though he could have been in jail for much longer than he was. He paid and plead it down to a year in jail. I think he looks at this ordeal as a stroke of bad luck rather than a stupid mistake on his part. He has been watching too many Al Pacino movies. A man in his position has to think on a higher level. If he was being threatened he should have hired more security instead of buying guns.

In his absence I have become a bigger fan of his than I was before. Not because of him, but his longtime fiancee Tiny. I think she is his better half even though they aren't married. When asked if there were plans for marriage. I notice T.I. avoided commitment. I predict more trouble for him in the future if he doesn't marry her. He has a chance to get on the right track. I hope he will get it right.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Not Yet

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Whole Story

I don't think we're getting the whole story when it comes to the plight of the "Plush Club." How can the owner have a 99 year lease on his own building and be owed almost $80,000 from the present tenants ? I think this deal has something to do with the city's agreement with the "Beale Street Developement Corporation." Which has been an ongoing court battle for many years.

I knew it was just a matter of time before other businesses on Beale spoke out about this. Today John Elkington of Performa Real Estate spoke up and Plush Club landlord George Miller had no comment. I don't understand why they wouldn't be together on this. I'll be listening to see how this thing turns out. Though I don't think we'll get the whole story

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Stretching Me To The Limit

To be totally honest, the accusations by Willie Herenton are partially true. It's no secret Norm Brewer and Otis Sanford don't care much for him. But they shouldn't be his primary focus right now. He can deal with them one on one at the debate. He should be foaming at the mouth to get his hands on Congressman Steve Cohen. I agree with him that Cohen is a corndog, but it's going to take more than highlighting that to defeat him. You have to show how he has voted. Playing the race card or playing the victim is getting old. Even in the black community. I like Herenton but he is stretching me to the limit.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Ford On The Fifth

After looking at the numbers in last week's primary, I'm not so sure Mark Luttrell is a sure thing in the county mayor's race after all. Unlike the national trend sweeping the nation. Shelby county is still a Democratic stronghold. Mark Luttrell, for reasons of practical politics and personal philosophy, resists being drawn in to discussions of parties or demographics. Seeing Ford draw 20,360 of the 35,554 votes cast in the Democratic primary. While Luttrell got 28,538 of the 29,415 Republican votes is reason for concern. Even with a turnout of only 10%, Democrats still had the biggest share.

With his uninspired speeches and lack of a platform Joe Ford proved that the citizens don't require a long list of credits. Mark Luttrell having $152,000 in his campaign chest would be overwhelming to most other candidates, but not Joe Ford.
You can't buy his name recognition. Even though it's not all good. His family has a history dating back almost forty years. All things considered. It might be Ford on the fifth.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Ferguson Is A Mover And A Shaker

Contrary to the claims being made by Thaddeus and his supporters, KWAM 990 is on the map like never before. The whole thing revolves around the advertisers. Their stock just went up a bit. Now they have accounts like "Icon Collision Services" and "Lexus Of Memphis"as opposed to "E.H. Ford Mortuary", and "Dales Hot Foods" when they pay. KWAM sounded almost like WREC 600. After almost three years they finally got a screener.

Ben Ferguson is a station managers dream.That success is what I dislike about him though. Over half his show is taken up with commercials. Between Ben overtalking the callers and commercials you don't have to monitor much of what he says. He hosts a caller driven show. Ben said he no longer wanted to constantly be dealing with contract negotiations. The only way he can do that is by having his salary depend on the station's profits. The station went from collecting $3000 a wk. to paying an undisclosed amount. Ferguson is a mover and shaker.

Monday, May 03, 2010

All Things In Time

I bet when Thaddeus took this picture he had no idea it would be linked in the Commercial Appeal. Sometimes I think the paper is responsible for some of the comments posted in the comment section to create a stir. After almost three years of his antics my predictions and vindication have come to past.
If Thaddeus had been willing to listen. I could have told him it would eventually happen.Though he supposedly paid big money for his slot. He was still on borrowed time. It might take a while, but all things come in time.
. him.