If there is anything that makes me bitter about my coming to this place in life, hearing blowhards spout off to get attention using racial issues to buttress their argument is one of them. I wonder if Charles Barkley won't soon be quoted about Rev. Jackson's statement. My interest is mild regarding the situation because it hovers between disagreement with and don't care about the entire issue.
With real life on my mind, who cares about LeBron James and whatever Rev. Jackson thinks the whole free agent circus examplifies? I lost respect for the popular black athelete when Michael Jordan decided that he should keep his mouth closed during the Rodney King thing and everyone was asking for their opinions.
Somewhere a imflammatory conservative blogger is screeding out his literary bile as he races to let everyone know how much the Rev. Jackson loves the spotlight and shuns the issues. I thought he was here in Detroit primarily to get some job growth thingy with the UAW kicked off.
This kind of crap burns me up. I think this was selfish and an attempt by the Reverend to insert himself into the national conversation. Of all the things for him to speak out on with all the people who could use his voice to call attention to their plight, he chose to defend LeBron James.