Great points of view by sports journalist Stephen A. Smith, who says he's extremely uncomfortable with Barack Obama's attempts to take over the auto, banking and now health care industry.

Smith says those Kool Aid drinkers who are comfortable with Obama's policies must be ignorant to the issues. I totally agree with Mr. Smith, who admits he voted for Obama from a historical perspective (read: because he was black).

But Smith says he comes to regret his decision because of Obama's radical attempts to take over health care and other big industry.

"People may have advocated... government intervention in terms of supervising things and making sure that we all are operating under a fair and equitable system. But I don't recall anybody, and I do mean anybody, that has ever walked into the black community and advocated a government takeover of anything!

We may all need assistance, but a takeover is an entirely different situation altogether, and I'm extremely uncomfortable with it and I'm even more uncomfortable with the fact that race has become a part of the discussion."

Smith goes on to say that acting as if race is as prevalent as it was decades ago is completely untrue and that way of thinking only serves to divide this nation.

In the past week, I've received emails from readers who insist that Obama's dismal approval numbers (39%) is due to racism. But the reality is that Obama received 69% of the popular vote (meaning, white vote).

It's amazing that the same people who celebrated the fact that a majority of whites voted for Obama, are now calling those same whites racists because they woke up and now realize that Obama is not the man they thought they were voting for.

Kudos to Stephen A. Smith for being courageous enough to speak his mind on that fraud in the White House!

The 27-year-old girlfriend of Michael Jackson's personal physician will testify before a California grand jury this week.

The LA County District Attorney's office have targeted Dr. Conrad Murray, 56, the last person to see Jackson alive before he suffered a cardiac arrest on June 25th.

Nicole Alvarez, who has a baby by Jackson's former cardiologist will be asked to give testimony, but the grand jury will not determined if Murray should be charged with a crime "at this time."

This Summer, prosecutors searched the apartment where Alvarez lives with the couple's infant son, but she was not forthcoming with detectives, according to the LA Times.

Dr. Murray is still married to his wife, Blanche, and has fathered six children with different women.

Once again the Obama administration is up to no good.

On September 10, the Wihte House announced that the communications director for the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts), Yogi Sergant, would be "reassigned" to another position. The reason:

Yosi Sergant (with Obama's blessings) tried to use a government agency to unduly influence the public and to promote Obama's legislative agenda. All of this came to light because of a phone call placed by Sargent to artists -- including a rep for Russell Simmons -- who were asked to help Obama push his health care agenda. A political no-no.

Everything went well until the White House and the media learned the phone call was secretly taped by one of the participating artists. Yosi's "reassignment" was announced just days after another White House radical, Van Jones, resigned under fire.

You can read the transcript of the phone call and listen to the audio HERE.

After denying any wrongdoing, the White House issued a formal memo for White House staff to let them know that "Government agencies are not supposed to be engaged in political activities."

Gee, you would think the White House staff already knew that rule?

White House spokesman Bill Burton told ABC News, "It is the policy of the administration that grant decisions should be on the merits and that government officials should avoid even creating the incorrect appearance that politics has anything to do with these decisions."

Burton also said that White House officials were "enacting specific steps to make sure such a call never happens again."

Or at least to make sure that no one is secretly recording such a call.

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Ex-New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress pleaded guilty yesterday to shooting himself in the leg and agreed to a sentence of two-years in prison. Burress arrived for his sentencing today with his son Elijah Burress. Isn't it a shame that a man can go to prison for two years for shooting himself while woman batterers like Chris Brown only get community service? Like Jay Z said, nobody died.

Photos: Splash News Online

Normally I ignore British singer Amy Winehouse's uncontrollable temper tantrums, but yesterday was different. Instead of going off on a drug and alcohol fueled tirade against fans and paparazzi, sober Amy swore and spit on a child -- yes, a child.

According to INF Daily blog, an enraged Amy Winehouse stormed into a North London school ranting and raving at a kid who was bullying her bi-racial goddaughter Dionne Bromfield (pictured below).

Amy caught up with the bully inside the shcool and began swearing and eventually spitting on the child. The altercation continued outside the school, where, witnesses say the 26-year-old former addict began hurling abuse at the child's fellow students, who we assume came to her defense.

The tirade ended when a concerned onlooker (a parent, maybe) stepped between Amy and the children. How embarrassing for Amy and her goddaughter. By the way, doesn't Dionne have parents who could have handled that situation for her at the school?

Photos: INF DAILY

Reality TV personalities Nene Leakes, left, of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" and Gretchen Rossi of "Real Housewives of Orange County" got together for a promotional love fest yesterday in Beverly Hills to see who was the biggest attention whore. Of course NeNe won hands down!


Bravo made sure photogs were there to capture every minute of the slobbering.

NeNe's husband Greg Leakes even got in on the action by kissing up to Gretchen and her boyfriend Slade Smiley (yes, that's his name). Attention whores need love too!

Does Greg have a job yet or is NeNe still supporting him on her Bravo paycheck?

Loyal reader Shayna writes:

Thanks for putting up the Traitor post, of course you're like the only mainstream "black entertainment" blog that would. It's interesting that all of a sudden black people don't care anything about race so long as Obama is the perp. I'm now wondering just how low and blatant will Obama have to go before the kool aid drinkers will wake up and I'm wondering where are all of the so called black leaders now that a one of only two black governors in the coutry needs some help. In the words of Kanye West, Barack Obama doesn't care about black people.

A bruised and bewildered Mesac Damas is seen in this photo taken at the Port-au-Prince police station yesterday in Haiti.

As he was escorted down a hallway to his cell, he shouted "I don’t want no pain, no suffering."

According to the Miami Herald, Damas, 33, was taken into custody yesterday afternoon (9/21) by the Haitian National police who found him hiding in a home next to the hotel where he was staying. Damas reportedly told police “I was going to turn myself in. You see I’ve got my suit on and everything,” and he told a reporter he returned to the island nation "mostly to say goodbye to my family.”

Damas fled to his native Haiti one day before Naples, Florida police found his wife Guerline, 32, and their five children dead in their home on Saturday (9/19). Family members say their throats had been slit.

Haiti police didn't say how they located Damas, or what his movements were between Friday and yesterday when he was caught. There also was no word on whether family members in Haiti helped harbor the fugitive who has not been charged in the murders.

Guerline Damas' family had put up a $10,000 reward for information on Damas' whereabouts.

The Damas's lived together for 10 years and were married two years ago. Friends and family said the couple had a history of domestic violence and Damas was once arrested for domestic abuse.

Naples police are working with the FBI and Haitian authorities to extradite Damas back to the U.S.

I hear that Bow Wow was catching feelings over what I wrote about his little feud with Faboloso on Twitter.com yesterday. They tell me that the little sand box gangsta took to his Ustream channel yesterday and invited me to an all I can eat weenie roast.

I'll pass because I don't eat meat. But Bow Wow's former fans -- and even a few celebrities went to the weenie roast and as I type this, they continue to charbroil his nuts on Twitter.com. So I decided to cut & paste the highlights over here on my blog since I'm too old to get in on the fun:

Rapper Fabolous tweeted: "I heard Bow Wow ties his shoes standing up"

NY DJ Ed Lover tweeted: "I heard bow wow sits on a phone book to drive!"

and my personal favorites:

"I heard Bow Wow can walk under the Red Rope at the club without hitting his head!"

"I heard Bow Wow wears floaties in the bath tub"

"I heard Bow Wow still get breast fed by Jermaine Dupree"

CLICK to join in on the fun!


CURTIS COMPTON, CCOMPTION@AJC.COM

Roads are closed all over the Metro Atlanta area as torrential rains and flood waters leave four people dead, including a toddler. Another line of storms is expected to move through the area later today.

Photos and Captions from AJC.com:

Tanqueray Clark, 31, right, and Tony Cameron, 53, remove some of Clark's more expensive belongings from his home. Cameron, who once looked at owning the house with his wife, saw the house submerged in water while he was driving home and says he just couldn't stop. Clark, who has owned this home for two years, calls the flooding an "act of God." He did not know Cameron before today. ELISSA EUBANKS, EEUBANKS@AJC.COM

Tanqueray Clark removes some belongings from his Atlanta home. He was being helped by Tony Cameron, a stranger who had once looked at owning Clark's house. ELISSA EUBANKS, EEUBANKS@AJC.COM

Cars make their way through a flooded downtown connector on Monday afternoon. GEORGIA DOT

A home in the 2400 block of Brooks Drive in Austell is submerged in flood water Monday. Most of metro Atlanta was under a flash flood warning Monday morning after a foot or more of rain flooded homes, businesses and roadways. Emergency personnel in at least two counties were busy rescuing residents from high water before daybreak Monday. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Photos: AJC.com