2008 Wrap-Up – Skillz

Reminisce on a crazy year that was 2008 with the always clever Skillz. 

President Bush ducks from shoes

I know a lot of people hate George W. but this shit is funny as hell! On one of Bush’s last field trips overseas he held a news conference with the Iraqi Prime Minister. In the middle of the conference a correspondent launched both of his shoes at Bush, but bush ducked them lovely.

 

Secret Service get ya game up, he aint out yet. 

John Forté Gets Presidential Pardon

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President Bush has granted pardons to 14 individuals and commuted the sentences of two, one of those two was John Forte. Remember John Forte? The dude who was on Wyclef’s joint “Staying Alive”, the man was brilliant he even wrote two joints on the Fugees classic album “The Score”. His solo album in 98 didn’t do so well but it did showcase a rising star to the world. In 2000 Forte fell upon bad luck when he got caught trying to peddle 1.4 mili in liquid crack (this dude is g, please praise this man, he more thug than 99% of these rap niggas out). Forte was sentenced to a 14 year minimum, but today all that has changed. The exact details are not fully released yet but we do now his sentence has been commuted, hopefully he will be released very soon.

I have a feeling this man has got a lot to say and I’m mos def gonna listen

Update: With the commutation, Forte will be released Dec. 22, after serving just over seven years. He still faces five years of supervised probation.

McCain Running or Gunning?

McCain may seem like he is pulling a bitch move to some but is he? I personally think McCain may be a lot smarter than he looks. With age comes wisdom they say and this nigga is holding down age like a muthafucka! McCain is suspending his campaign to work with the senate on a way to help America from a massive recession. Now a lot are saying he weak, Obama says a president needs to multitask. If we look past the surface this is a great strategy as I and Ben discussed , McCain is placing all eggs in one basket peep; if he and the senate find a solution to the recession he is the man, if not its over….. or is it? I think just for making the attempt McCain is showing the American people that he cares more than Obama, while Obama is focusing on the presidency, McCain is trying to solve a problem of bigger proportions. So I pose this question what is more important the “Presidency” or “Recession” Politricks is a bitch.

Electoral College (Does a vote count?)

A lot of young people read a Diddy t-shirt and think that if they don’t vote a bullet will release from a chamber into there skull, this is false. Voting is an integral part of our political system but your vote is not the vote that cast our president, the Electoral College determines this. Each state has a body of electors that cast a vote for president, now some of these electors have made promises to vote for certain candidates but in the end it is there final say on who the president and vice will be. Don’t get me wrong our vote does count if it comes to ballots like in Bush vs. Gore, then we play a major factor but this is a rare instance. I have to agree with why not to go with a “popular vote” but I think a lot of our entertainers are confused by the whole political machine period. Your vote is important but in the end it really wont count, the electors for each state will make there decision based on there own feelings period. Politrix is a bitch huh?