Yes, you read that right: CBS -- not Fox News -- says the White House is fudging stimulus jobs numbers to bolster claims that Barack Obama's $787 billion created or saved thousands of jobs.
CBS News and Katie Couric have doubts about the Obama administration's jobs numbers. That doesn't bode well for Obama because Katie and CBS news are supposed to be in Obama's corner.
On Thursday's CBS Evening News, Couric reports on the Stimulus jobs creation numbers, "Earlier this year, the president claimed it would create or save three million jobs. There are some questions about how many it may have created so far."
CBS CORRESPONDENT REID: At a small college in Georgia, $100,000 in stimulus funds paid for trucks for students to practice for commercial driver`s licenses. Another $100,000 went for a modular classroom. The school reported to the government that 280 jobs were created.
In reality, not even close. That's the number of students who benefited. It has nothing to do with jobs.
In Cocoa, Florida, a childcare center reported 129 jobs created by a stimulus grant. In fact, no jobs were created. The money was really used to increase the compensation and benefits of 129 existing employees.
Overall, it turns out the administration's initial stimulus jobs report contained hundreds of errors as first reported by the Associated Press. Critics say if the kinds of errors found in that earlier report are repeated in Friday's much more extensive job creation survey, it won't be worth the paper it's printed on.
CRAIG JENNINGS: We have, I think, a rough estimate at best. And at worst, these numbers are next to useless.
I refused to watch convicted felon Chris Brown's video for his wack single "Transform Ya" until loyal reader Oneal sent me this link to Powder Pink's hilarious video explaining why CB is gay.
The hilarious outing begins at the 3 minute mark! I LOVE it when she says "Amber Rose... who is this bitch?! You're like Monica Lewinsky. Suck a good d*ck of a celebrity and now you're famous?"
Not even 45 seconds into the "Transformer" video I could see what she was talking about. Chris Brown is queening out something fierce in this video! You can see the bitchiness oozing out of his pores! Why didn't anybody tell me was How U Doin it all up in his "transformer" video? I would have posted his video sooner!
Loyal reader Richard, owner of Juice Boxx blog, sent this last-minute Chris Brown costume for those of you like me who waited until the last minute to get your Halloween costume.
First up is an absolutely dismal attempt at a crossover hit titled "Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart". What the hail happened to her voice? Was I imagining that she could actually sing at one point in time?
Anyway, moving on. Last weekend I spotted rapper Gucci Mane inside Louis Vuitton at Lenox Square Mall in Buckhead. He's a tall, good looking brother now that he got his teeth fixed. I was surprised to see him alone in the store.
Anyway, Gucci did his thing at the 2009 BET Hip Hop Awards. Eliott from RapRadar got this exclusive Gucci Mane “Wasted” Remix featuring Lil Wayne and Jadakiss.
Aging rap star Jay Z should have just stayed retired. Even his former protégé Beanie Sigel is dissing him in this audio courtesy of 2 Dope Boyz.
Jay Z has come under fire recently for his anti-Christian lyrics on his track "Empire State of Mind." Rumors that he is a devil worshiper continue to plague the 40-year-old rapper.
On this track, Beanie accuses Jay Z of being a snitch, among other cred damaging allegations. It does make you wonder how a former drug dealer (Jigga) remains unscathed while everyone else around him is getting popped on drug charges.
It might be time for Jay Z to step aside to preserve his legacy and to give Hip Hop a fighting chance to survive.
Britney's latest musical offering "3" has spawned a million fake videos uploaded to YouTube and other online video streaming services today. But this is the full HQ video. You first have to watch a brief ad then the video starts.
Kandi Burruss breaks down while remembering her ex-fiance AJ Jewell's tragic passing following a fight at a local strip club.
The man accused in AJ's death, Frederick Richardson, was released from jail on $10,000 bond on Oct. 20, after a coroner's report revealed AJ died as a result of respiratory arrest related to Sickle Cell disease.
The Defense attorney expects charges to be dropped against Richardson.
Rapper Shyne, real name Jamal Barrow, was deported from the U.S. to his native Belize after 9 years of incarceration for a conviction following a nightclub shooting.
Shyne, who changed his name to Moses Michael Levi, is the son of the Prime Minister of Belize. He appeared frail and somber as he was met by a crush of media.
Shyne chose not to speak with the media after arriving in Belize in the company of a U.S. marshall. He rented a complete floor at the Belize Radisson hotel while his place at his father's home is being readied.
Today will be a short day on SR because I've got a lot of things to do to get ready for this Halloween party tonight. Speaking of Halloween, the Crypt Keeper -- Jay Z, and the home wrecker, Alicia Keys teamed up to perform during the World Series last night.
I just received word that Antonia "Toya" Carter and her man, NFL star James Hardy have split up. And the break up may be over this little pink plastic gun that Toya recently posted on her Twitter page.
It's amazing the things people find to talk about and blow all out of proportion! I've been fielding emails all week from readers about this pink gun that Toya said she received as a birthday gift.
However, word out of Toya's camp today is that James is no longer "Toya's man" -- although the two remain good friends. This info comes from a very credible source. So, fellas, that means Toya is single and free to mingle!
Here's what Hardy wrote on his Twitter page yesterday after apparently receiving flack from the NFL's front office about the gun. I think a clause against purchasing or dealing in firearms is written into his contract:
The commander-in-chief of the armed forces of The United States of America has welcomed home 18 of those under his command who have fallen. For that act, reading nothing into it, I say thank you, Sir.
However, I firmly believe the very same commander-in-chief of the armed forces of The United States of America is purposely working towards the defeat of the armed forces of The United States of America and thus the nation and her people.
It is also thoroughly abhorrent to me that the current commander-in-chief of the armed forces of The United States of America is attempting to project an understanding of the honor and gravity involved in what is taking place before him.
The buzz in the sports world today is centered around former Celtics star Antoine Walker who had it all and then lost it.
But before I bore you with the details of a fool and his money, loyal reader Markisha alerted us to the fact that Angels player Torii Hunter (pictured right) takes his child support responsibilities very seriously. She said when Hunter found out they didn't take the over $4,500 dollar a month child support out of his paycheck, he called the child support office to find out why.
Now back to Walker...
According to Yahoo news, in 12 years, Antoine Walker, 33, made more than $110 million playing in the NBA. He spent his money recklessly and lived lavishly high on the hog until one day he woke up broke and owing creditors more than $4 million and faces felony check fraud charges in Las Vegas.
Only a few people who don't understand the wasteful, fast life these ballers lead are asking how he fell so far from grace.
According to the Boston Globe, Walker's own mother says he supported an entourage of 70 people including family members who relied on him to pay their bills.
Those people are all gone now. Don't you chuckle at these rappers who also surround themselves with deadbeat hard legs?
Speaking of Walker's mom, she once luxuriated in a mansion in the Chicago suburbs that her son built her, complete with an indoor pool, 10 bathrooms, and a full-size basketball court.
Do you remember Jay Z's ex-lover Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson who shared a bachelor pad with Jigga until Beyonce put her foot down?
Well, the Chiefs suspended Johnson for using gay slurs on the social network site twitter.com. Why didn't Johnson's reps tell that lie that the twitter account wasn't his like Neffe's people did when she posted Kim Zolciak's home number on her page?
I told y'all twitter was the devil.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson has been officially suspended for comments he made on his twitter account. Johnson made two gay slurs that have resulted in his punishment. The two time Pro Bowler will not be able to return to the team until November 9. His agent, Peter Shaffer, said the total dollar amount lost by Johnson would be around $600,000, which includes a game check and other lost revenue. Shaffer said that he would appeal the suspension and has consulted with the Players Association.
"We will be filing an appeal on behalf of Larry tomorrow," Schaffer told The Associated Press. "While we respect the Chiefs' ability to try to discipline a player, we disagree and respectfully disagree that the punishment they propose is warranted by the facts or allowable by the collective bargaining agreement. Hopefully, we will be able to work out a mutual and positive resolution with the Chiefs short of a hearing. If we don't, then this will go to an arbitrator."
I love old school rappers who put these wack young'ns back in their lane. Most of you might be too young to remember Nikki D, the first female rapper signed to Def Jam. But in an interview with XXL magazine, she's speaking out on a disturbing new trend of females with artificially enhanced body parts being labeled MCs.
Nicki Minaj is a lame Lil Wayne wannabe who sounds like a fool. The idiots who co-sign this tramp have no concept of what real hip hop is or they would stop looking at her fake azz long enough to actually hear her wack delivery.
No wonder hip hop is dead.
XXLMag.com: So what do you think about some of the new female MCs that are out now?
Nikki D: There aren’t any out! Who’s out? You mean, Nicki Minaj? That’s not a rapper. That’s a girl with her ass on the screen. Nice hairdo and she’s saying some things but she’s not a rapper. She’s not an MC. She’s an artist. She’s an entertainer. There’s a difference. She can go out there and open her mouth and say whatever but people ain’t listening to her. They looking at her. And rapping is about the skill. It ain’t about your fat ass. It ain’t about your set of titties. It ain’t about that long-ass weave.
According to a source inside rapper Shawty Lo's camp, the former D4L member was hospitalized Tuesday night with a serious infection.
The 33-year-old trap star, whose real name is Carlos Walker, is a brittle type I diabetic, according to friends. Shawty Lo Atlanta rap group D4L in 2003 with Fabo. He has struggled with rumors that he had AIDS for years. But according to friends, Shawty Lo does not have HIV.
Former Destiny's Child member LeToya Luckett teamed with Ludacris to shoot the video for her hit single "Regret". Don't the make a cute couple?!
Capitol Records artist Letoya Luckett recently shot the video to her hit song "Regret" featuring Ludacris - the song is currently Top 5 on the R&B chart! The video was directed by Parris (The Dream, Ludacris, Swizz Beats, etc.) and features Letoya looking gorgeous while she tells her ex man that "you must regret the day that you left me." Hip hop superstar Ludacris lends a hand on the song and the video - playing Letoya's new man - in fact, fans may recognize the ex as the same hot model who played her boyfriend in the "She Ain't Got" video.
Good afternoon. I wanted to share some pics with you from the grand opening of a new Atlanta eatery which is turning it to quite the spot to catch celebs. In the last 2 weeks Café Slush in the East Village has hosted Andre 3000, Dekembe Mutumbo, Kandi (Real Housewives of Atlanta), and Pooch Hall (Derwin Davis, on The Game). Pooch stopped by while have a break from shooting Stomp the Yard 2.
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All day yesterday I fielded emails from loyal Jay Z fans who wanted to give their points of view about the controversy surrounding his lyrics.
Dear Ms. Rose,
Let me start by saying that I read your blog everyday. I was going through your post and I came across "Former Drug Dealer&& Rapper Denies Jesus"....let me say that I found this totally offensive. I am a college student at South Alabama and I totally deny Jesus. What does his past and his present have to do with his faith???Why bash a brother who knows the truth and refuses to be a slave to religion that we were given once we stepped off the slave ship so that we would be more obedient and complacent. It's closed minded people like yourself that continue to push back our progression.
If Jay-Z wants to dress the way he dresses and put out the image that he is displaying that is him!....It is not for you to judge or anyone else!&& believe me no matter what you post or anyone else post...He will continue to sell because there are people out here like me that can look deeper into things and not play GOD by passing judgement!
R&B singer Monica appeared on Fox 5's Good Day Xtra this morning to discuss her new reality show.
Earlier, I wrote a plea from Monica for help in finding an 11-year-old missing child. The boy has been found and Monica thanks everyone for their assistance in locating him.
She was on top of it all, with hit records climbing the charts, awards lining her mantle and telelvision appearances filling her calendar. And then, she seemed to disappear. Well this fall, Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum recording artist Monica returns to the spotlight and makes her reality TV debut with "Monica: Still Standing."
The show takes a rare look inside Monica's personal life, relationships, carrer and motherhood.
Mack Daddy Joe Jackson showed up to last night's Las Vegas premiere of his late son Michael Jackson's movie "This Is It" with two hawt chicks at his side. Joe proves you're never too old to mack the ladies!
Coincidentally, I received an email today from a loyal reader all the way in Germany who accuses me of age discrimination because I knocked Jay Z for wearing his jeans sagging off his ass at age 40.
Loyal reader Arthur writes, in part:
You, me and Jay-Z have something in common: we are all aging! You don't need to like Jay-Z or his music. But your references to his age - and I noticed that you doing that with few other people as well - is totally unnecessary.
I beg to differ. I think it's totally necessary to question the maturity level of a man (Jigga) who is in a position to influence an entire generation of youth with his words as well as his actions. Can you imagine Joe Jackson dressing like Jay Z?
So Barack Obama doesn't have a problem with violating our constitutional rights for free speech if that free speech is aimed against him?
Now the Obama administration and a coalition of liberal churches have joined together to launch an anti-”hate speech” campaign to force the FCC to crack down on conservative TV (Fox News) and talk radio (Rush Limbaugh, etc.)
In other words, by accusing these right wing, conservative media of "hate speech" Obama hopes to silence his critics once and for all -- or at least until he's voted out of office in 2012.
Among the changes Obama and the churches would like the FCC to enforce includes appointing what's called "media activists" and "strategic movement communicators" who will then monitor all TV and radio airwaves to "directly confront the mechanics of structural racism and systemic oppression."
So in other words, the right wing media is racist and engaging in systemic oppression because they oppose Obama's Socialist policies?
No wonder Obama's approval rating is sliding rapidly.
This is the old man that our young boys look up to. Unbelievable. More and more parents are tuning into the message that non-Christian rappers like Jay Z is sending their children. Some have even bought the book Jesus and Jigga from this website to get a better handle on what their kids are listening to.
If you play a single titled "Interlude" backwards, Jay Z says “Murder Murder Jesus 666. And in "Empire State of Mind" Jay Z raps “Jesus can’t save you, life starts when the church ends.”
So far Jay Z has not commented on this controversy and the public outrage is building against him.
An industry insider just alerted me to the fact that in "Empire State Of Mind" Jay Z raps "If Jesus payin' LeBron, I'm payin' Dwyane Wade." It doesn't matter if he's saying "playin'" or "payin'." The point is Dwyane Wade plays for the Miami Heat -- as in hot like hail!
Grandpa Jay Z performed live at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore last night. No word on if his wife Beyonce attended the concert. I can't believe that a grown woman would marry a 40-year-old man who doesn't know how to dress himself. This is beyond ridiculous. Would Jay Z go to a board meeting dressed like this?
Oscar nominated actress Taraji P. Henson posted these pics on her Twitter page yesterday showing off her new hair and her glorious shimmering gown!
On my way out of the door to the Hollywood Awards to present just wanted to share how I'm lookin. Love ya'll
We love her too! But what's all that junk in her livingroom? I hope Taraji isn't a messy housekeeper. I like my place to be showroom clean. I want the floor so spotless you can eat off of it. I hope this won't be a problem for her?
Aging rap mogul Jay Z performed live in Baltimore wearing a t-shirt from the Clipse clothing line. The clothing line is called "Play Cloths." Yes, y'all, another celebrity clothing line fo ryour kids to harass you about just in time for Christmas.
Lady Scoop at Project Scoop says the cypher freestyles were the best part of the 2009 Hip Hop Awards. Yeah, they were nice but the freestyle is the raw essence of Hip Hop and these kids don't know what a freestyle is.
Especially that Hydrogel injected fraud Nicki Minaj. I know her rhymes were pre-written. Who is she fooling? KRS and Joe Budden were the best in my opinion.
You remember that post I wrote about Barack Obama's daughters not being given the Swine flu vaccine after he declared a so-called national emergency?
Well, other blogs picked up my post and added horror stories from victims who stood in line for hours to receive the vaccinations against the H1N1 virus.
Mind you, the long lines for the vaccinations were caused by a government-created shortage of the vaccines that artificially increased the demand. Obama declared a "national emergency" in response to that government-created shortage. I hope you see where I'm going with this.
If not, read on.
Earlier this week, Drudgereport.com posted an article that I initially ignored about the government restricting our Internet usage to deal with the "national emergency." At the time the story made no sense to me, but it does now.
It seems that "the government" (Obama and his Chicago thugs) fears that too many people at home sick with the flu will "overwhelm" the internets, sucking up bandwidth and causing an interruption in service across networks. Therefore, they will restrict our usage of the Internet to prevent this bottleneck from occurring.
In effect, this action will prevent your access to blogs like mine. They can do this -- without warning -- because Obama declared a "national emergency."
Think about it. Do you know anyone who has the swine flu?
I told you before Obama was even elected that he was a threat to our Constitutional rights. But most of you were so drunk off the Kool Aid that you didn't get what I was trying to tell you. Do you get it now?
L to r: Tiny, Toya (Tiny & Toya Show) and Kandi Burrus (RHOA)
Reality TV personality Antonia "Toya" Carter, 2nd from left, celebrated her birthday in style last night with friends (L to R) Diamond (formerly of Crime Mob); birthday girl Toya, rapper Rasheeda, attorney Phaedra Parks, and TV personality Tameka "Tiny" Cottle.
Toya and her man date, NFL star James Hardy, WR for the Buffalo Bills, couldn't keep their eyes off each other all night!
Toya pulled up in her silver Aston Martin, a gift from her baby daddy Lil Wayne. Speaking of which, Wayne's other baby mama, Sarah, also attended Toya's party (more pics in a minute). Sarah and Toya are really good friends! Sarah lives near Toya with Wayne's son Dwayne Carter III, who just turned 1 last week. In fact, the baby's birthday party was held at Toya's crib! I hear Wayne's first-born daughter Reginae loves her little brother to pieces!
Not to be outdone by Toya, Tiny tooled up to the club in a customized candy coated Camaro sitting on Dubs!
My sources inside production for Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta are telling me that real estate millionaire Lee "Big Poppa" Najjar made an appearance at last Monday night's taping of the Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion show at Opera nightclub.
Sources say Big Poppa kissed his fiancee, Kim Zolciak full on the lips before pecking each cast member on the cheek! I wonder if Bravo will show that kiss on the Reunion Show when it airs on Thursday (10/29)?
But isn't Big Poppa still married to his baby mama? I don't know how a man can have a fiancee and still be living with his wife?
This is the crazy shet that goes on in Atlanta. Atlanta is just different when it comes to male/female relationships. The roles here are reversed for some odd reason. Instead of the man getting up to go to work to support his family, the females do all the work and pay all the bills!