Author: Kwaisi France

Tea Party

No, the Tea Party Really Is Dead

  The 2014 GOP primaries are more or less over and the Tea Party has lost all six contests where it tried to oust an incumbent Republican. Thad Cochran (LA), Lindsey Graham (SC), LaMar Alexander (TN), Pat Roberts (KN), Mitch McConnell (KY), and John Cornyn (TX) were all able to...

Tony Stewart

KTB Is Watchin: Tony Stewart

Admittedly, I am not a NASCAR fan. Actually, being black, from the northeast and having lived exclusively in cities, it is the one sport I know little of.   Tony Stewart is one of the sport’s most successful drivers. On August 9, Stewart killed fellow competitor Kevin Ward during a...

syria

Palestine: Part 19 – Syria in Lebanon

  Palestine: Part 18 – Lebanese Civil War   The Syrian occupation of Lebanon began in 1976 as a result of the Lebanese Civil War and ended in 2005 in response to domestic and international pressure after the assassination of a former Lebanese Prime Minister. In January 1976, a Syrian...

ten point program

Palestine: Part 17 – Ten Point Program

  Palestine: Part 16 – Munich Massacre   During the 12th Palestinian National Congress amidst tension in Lebanon, the Palestinian National Council approved the Ten Point Program formulated by Fatah’s leaders, which calls for the establishment of a national authority over any piece of captured Palestinian land, and to actively...

beans

Get Down or Lay Down: Beans Is Out

  Rapper, actor, and conduit to the streets Beanie Sigel is moving from a prison to a halfway house. I was in college in Philadelphia as Beans began his rise to mainstream notoriety with Jay-Z, Dame Dash and Roc-A-Fella Records, so I feel a special affinity towards him. To me,...

indicted

Indicted! Rick Perry and Abuse of Power

Texas Governor Rick Perry has been indicted this afternoon on charges of abuse of power. The basic facts of the case appear not to be in dispute.   What Happened Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg pled guilty to DWI and served 45 days in jail. After serving her jail sentence,...

mental illness

A Real Conversation About Mental Illness

Robin Williams was a great actor and comedian. His death was unfortunate.   This isn’t about Robin Williams though. While a tragedy, we should use this as an opportunity to have a real conversation on mental illness.   At Killing The Breeze, we aim to give you news, information, opinion...

11th pick

Fantasy Football: 11th Pick

  Fantasy Football: 10th Pick   Round 1 Pick 11 My choice was between DeMarco Murray and AJ Green. AJ is the man, but I don’t trust Andy Dalton. I want the back in a high scoring offense that gets the goal line carries. I chose DeMarco Murray with the...

6th pick

Fantasy Football: 6th Pick

  Fantasy Football: 5th Pick   Round 1 Pick 6 The top three running backs were gone. If that is the case, I am taking Calvin Johnson with the 6th pick.   Round 2 Pick 19 I had a choice between Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees here as Manning had...

9th pick

Fantasy Football: 9th Pick

  Fantasy Football: 8th Pick   Round 1 Pick 9 I was able to get Jimmy Graham with the 9th pick. I think this is too late for him to still be available, but I was happy nonetheless.   Round 2 Pick 16 I drafted Peyton here as Brees and...