After saying he was ‘concerned’ by the events in Ferguson, Starbucks CEO Howard Schulz started the ‘Race Together’ initiative in stores. This is pure hypocrisy given the fact that Schulz lives in a mostly white neighborhood and whose leadership is mostly white.

(H/T Carpe Diem)

Sunday Smile: Annapolis, MD Featured in #MarchMadness Commercial

This amusing series of Capital One® Quicksilver® card commercials that have been airing during the 2015 Division I NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (a.k.a. ‘March Madness’) are hilarious IMHO. This one features Charles Barkley driving Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee to the Final Four – in the wrong city.


(Cross posted @ Red Brick Town)

Senator Ted Cruz To Announce Run For President on Monday

This ought to make the GOP race for President get interesting.

Via Houston Chronicle

Sen. Ted Cruz plans to announce Monday that he will run for president of the United States, according to his senior advisers, accelerating his already rapid three-year rise from a tea party insurgent in Texas into a divisive political force in Washington.

Cruz, scheduled to speak Monday at a convocation ceremony at Liberty University in Virginia, will not form an exploratory committee but rather launch a presidential bid outright, said advisers with direct knowledge of his plans, who spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement had not been made yet. They say he is done exploring and is now ready to become the first Republican presidential candidate.

Over the course of the primary campaign, Cruz will aim to raise between $40 million and $50 million, according to advisers, and dominate with the same tea party voters who supported his underdog senate campaign in 2012. But the key to victory, Cruz advisers believe, is to be the second choice of enough voters in the party’s libertarian and social conservative wings to cobble together a coalition to defeat the chosen candidate of the Republican establishment.

The firebrand Texan may have few Senate colleagues who will back his White House bid, but his appeal to his party’s base who vote disproportionately in Republican primaries could make him competitive in Iowa and beyond.

Read more at this link.

See Rob Lowe’s Brilliant Response to Starbucks Misguided #RaceTogether Campaign

Via Twitchy, this is well said. Well done Rob Lowe!

Senator Dick Durbin claims Republicans are racist for not giving Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch a vote yet, Durbin himself voted against the confirmation of Condoleeza Rice in 2005. Condoleaza Rice is a black woman.

Hypocrite? You be the judge…

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