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Obama would not be the first black president after all...

Probably one of the reasons I don't watch television news is because I get stymied and frustrated by the fact that the news is slanted by the networks and doesn't always reflect all the facts. This is one of the reasons that I rely on the periodical, The Week to not only provide news updates but to accurately represent more than just one or two sides to each issue.

A long time in coming Senate Intelligence Committee report was released late last week, that stated that President Bush, Vice-President Cheney and most of the other high level administration officials had indeed misrepresented information to we, the people of the United States and took us into the Iraq war.

From the June 7th, Daily Star: "In making the case for war, the administration repeatedly presented intelligence as fact when in reality it was unsubstantiated, contradicted or even nonexistent," the committee chairman, Senator Jay Rockefeller, said on releasing the 172-page report. "As a result,…

The Natural

This has been a whirlwind, wild and wonderful weekend in Nevada County. Topped quite triumphantly by the sports news that today, Ken Griffey, Jr. is only the sixth baseball player to reach the milestone of 600 home runs.

This is my boy. I have been a fan since the beginning because I made the easy crossover from The Big Red Machine's Ken Griffey, Sr. to Junior; and I have been wearing Red ever since. (Oh, even when Jr. and his dad were in Seattle, too).

For several years now, many of my friends who know me and my passion for Junior, began to waiver in their belief that the kid could do it. After all, he had so many injuries and so much time off from the game and those other guys got there before him. I never doubted him for a second. In fact, he even hit #599 for me while he was playing in San Diego.

And he is a honest-to-goodness natural.
There will be no asterisks next to his name or milestones when he reaches Cooperstown.
His humility and grace jogged around the bases today a…