Saturday, September 29, 2007



“We cannot build enough prisons to solve this problem. And the idea that we can keep incarcerating and keep incarcerating — pretty soon we’re not going to have a young African-American male population in America. They’re all going to be in prison or dead. One of the two.”

When asked what can be done about "inner-city kids partaking in violence" the Democratic Presidential Candidate John Edwards provided the above statement.

Mr. Presidential Candidate, As President of the United States what is your solution to this problem?

National Review On-line provided the following data:

Despite popular misperception and those who find it a convenient talking point to illustrate inescapable racism, there are more young African-American men in college than in prison. In 2005, according to the Census Bureau, there were 864,000 black men in college. According to Justice Department statistics, there were 802,000 in federal and state prisons and jails; between the ages of 18 and 24, however, black men in college outnumber those incarcerated by 4 to 1.

UPDATE: Some readers are finding the numbers above confusing. The first set of numbers (comparing 864,000 to 802,000) refers to all black men of all ages. The 4 to 1 ratio is among black men between the ages of 18 to 24. In other words, a large percentage of that 802,000 are black men above the age of 24.

What does this say to the young African American males, who outnumber those who are in federal and state prisons, about how the Democratic Presidential Candidate feels about their reputation and future?

Friday, September 28, 2007

Thursday, September 27, 2007

"Fit to Print"....


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Michelle K ~2004~


While working on research for the recent post about the lost "Kayaker" near the Manasquan Inlet, I found the above photo of the "Michelle K" which sunk in the inlet in 2004...

The Point Pleasant Rescue Dive Team responded and have additional information on this incident at the Dive Teams blog:

Sunday, September 23, 2007

"A Time for Choosing"....


"Those who would trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare state have told us that they have a utopian solution of peace without victory. They call their policy "accommodation." And they say if we only avoid any direct confrontation with the enemy, he will forget his evil ways and learn to love us. All who oppose them are indicted as warmongers. They say we offer simple answers to complex problems. Well, perhaps there is a simple answer--not an easy answer--but simple".

"If you and I have the courage to tell our elected officials that we want our national policy based upon what we know in our hearts is morally right. We cannot buy our security, our freedom from the threat of the bomb by committing an immorality so great as saying to a billion now in slavery behind the Iron Curtain, "Give up your dreams of freedom because to save our own skin, we are willing to make a deal with your slave masters." Alexander Hamilton said, "A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one." Let's set the record straight. There is no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there is only one guaranteed way you can have peace--and you can have it in the next second--surrender".

Ronald Reagan

October 27, 1964