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News Briefs – Volume XXIII

News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories…

Brief 1:  The Detroit branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Only Colored People (“NAACP”) is having its annual fund raiser and is planning to honor Kid Rock with thier Great Expectations Award.  There is hardly a famous performer who seems to do as much for his home town as Kid Rock so the honor is warranted, however, some NAACP supporters are planning to boycott the event because of Rock.  Rock sometimes uses the confederate battle flag during his performance because he feels like it represents southern rock.  It is funny how some are very sensitive to someone wearing a flag whose original use was for battle during the Civil War, but have no trouble seeing our American flag burned.  The race business makes a lot of people a lot of money so they cannot ever let go of race and frequently see racism where none exists.

Separated At Birth – Hamilton/Obama

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Ashley George Hamilton gathered what little celebrity he had to garner an appearance as a contestant on this season’s Dancing With the Stars.  In case you were wondering, he was considered one of the stars.  Most people had never heard of him before his rise to fame, but he was voted one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People.  Many thought that his appearance on the show would give him a boost and he could have been a slam dunk for the finals.  Fate (or a lack of talent) did not smile on him as he had the dubious distinction of being the first to be voted off of the show.   There is no word from Hamilton on future plans…maybe Celebrity Apprentice.