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  • Muhammad Ali 'sex tapes' scandal as ex who claims he fathered her daughter tries to cash in

    06/12/2016 4:47:14 PM PDT · by orchestra · 16 replies
    Mirror ^ | 6/12/2016 | Christopher Bucktin
    A former girlfriend of Muhammad Ali has made a sick bid to cash in on his death by ­offering for sale tapes she claims show him at sex parties. Barbara Mensah, who alleges her daughter Kiiursti is the lovechild of the three-times world heavyweight champion, wants a six-figure sum for the footage. Just two days after The Greatest was buried at a funeral attended by world leaders and celebrities, grasping Barbara told the Sunday People : “I know the value of the footage. “No one has anything like this. I’d like to get as much as I can for it.”...
  • African Woman Destroys Black/Liberal Praise Of Muhammad Ali With 1 Question

    06/11/2016 9:23:45 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 37 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 11 June 16 | Mona Walter
  • Furious President of Turkey abandons Muhammad Ali funeral and flies home...

    06/10/2016 12:09:04 PM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 June 2016 | Daily Mail Reporter
    ...after being cut from speech line-up and banned from laying a cloth on boxer's coffin during Muslim ceremony -Recep Tayyip Erdogan had specially flown to Louisville, Kentucky, to say farewell to Ali -But the president’s office said Erdogan left the United States for Turkey late Thursday after attending the prayer ceremony -He was due to speak at today's multi-faith service but lost his slot due to 'lack of program space' -Funeral organizers also 'refused to allow Erdogan to lay a cloth from the Kaaba on Ali’s coffin during the Thursday ceremony' -In addition he wanted the head of Turkey's religious...
  • Turkey’s Erdogan wasn’t allowed to speak at Muhammad Ali’s funeral. Now he’s not going.

    06/10/2016 12:02:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Erdogan was initially on the roster of speakers on the funeral — a list that includes a number of famous names, such as former president Bill Clinton and comedian Billy Crystal. However, on Monday, Ali family spokesman Bob Gunnell had said that two unnamed speakers had been added to the program, meaning that foreign guests Erdogan and King Abdullah II of Jordan would no longer be able to make an address. Gunnell told reporters that the two world leaders had been “gracious and understood.” But there were a number of suggestions that perhaps Erdogan had been removed from the list...
  • African Woman Destroys Black/Liberal Praise Of Muhammad Ali With 1 Question

    06/10/2016 7:33:03 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 49 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 6/10/16 | Dom the Conservative
    After the recent death of famous champion heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali, liberals, blacks, and even conservatives have flooded social media with praise for the sports legend. However, one African woman is wondering if blacks who are mourning his loss have lost their minds — and it’s all because of one thing most are too star-struck to realize. Mona Walter is an ex-Muslim Somali activist who is determined to expose what her former religion has done for 1,400 years and is planning to do to Western countries. After immigrating to Sweden when she was 19, she was given the opportunity to...
  • Muhammad Ali memorial at the 'KFC Yum Center' - is that racist?

    06/08/2016 9:24:41 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 40 replies
    8 Jun 2016 | 11th_VA
  • Muhammad Ali pallbearers will include Will Smith and Lennox Lewis

    06/07/2016 10:36:47 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 7, 2016 | Chuck Schilken
    Actor Will Smith and former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis will be among the eight pallbearers at Muhammad Ali’s memorial service Friday in Louisville, Ky. The legendary boxer died June 3 following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Other pallbearers at the service will include Jerry Ellis — brother of the late Jimmy Ellis, who was Ali’s former sparring partner and former world heavyweight champion — and several relatives and close friends. Smith received an Oscar nomination for playing the title role in the 2001 movie “Ali.”
  • In honor of Muhammad Ali, Sen. Rand Paul will introduce bill to end Selective Service

    06/07/2016 7:39:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    KSTV-TV ^ | June 6, 2016 | Nick Storm
    LOUISVILLE — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, will soon be filing stand-alone legislation to end the practice of registering for the Selective Service. The bill titled ‘The Muhammad Ali Voluntary Service Act’ will be presented to Congress in honor of the famed boxer who refused to serve in the Vietnam War. On April, 28 1967 the heavy weight champion was stripped of his title for refusing to be inducted in the United States Army. Ali, a Muslim and conscientious objector, was convicted of draft evasion — a conviction that would later be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. “One thing...
  • Tehran May Name Street After Muhammad Ali, Once Quoted Calling Iran ‘The Greatest’ Country

    06/06/2016 10:14:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 6, 2016 | 4:24 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    As fans around the world remembered Muhammad Ali at the weekend, a member of Tehran’s city council suggested that a street in the Iranian capital be named after the American boxing legend, a convert to Islam who during a 1993 trip to Iran was quoted as calling the Islamic republic “the greatest.” Addressing a meeting of the city council, Eqbal Shakeri described Ali as a “symbol of resistance to racism and U.S. imperialistic policies in the Vietnam War,” the IRNA state news agency reported — a reference to Ali’s refusal to be conscripted into the military in the 1960s in...
  • President of Turkey, king of Jordan to speak at Ali funeral

    06/06/2016 8:06:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 6, 2016 9:05 AM EDT
    The president of Turkey and king of Jordan joined the long line of world leaders, religious figures and superstars set to speak at Muhammad Ali's funeral Friday. Ali family spokesman Bob Gunnell announced funeral details at a news conference Monday. California imam and scholar Zaid Shakir will preside over the service at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. …
  • In Louisville, Ali seen as face of 'real Islam'

    06/06/2016 4:02:07 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 23 replies
    AP/MSN ^ | 6/6/2016 | Abdelhak Senna
    <p>At a time when Muslims in America are facing scorn and bigotry, the late boxing legend Muhammad Ali should be remembered as the true, peaceful face of Islam, residents of his hometown say.</p>
  • American Muslims remember Muhammad Ali as hero for their faith

    06/06/2016 4:48:14 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 5, 2016 | Reuters
    The death of boxing great Muhammad Ali cost American Muslims perhaps their greatest hero, a goodwill ambassador for Islam in a country where their minority faith is widely misunderstand and mistrusted. "We thank God for him," Talib Shareef, president and imam of the Masjid Muhammad mosque in Washington, told a gathering of Muslim leaders who honored Ali in Washington on Saturday, a day after he died in a Phoenix hospital at age 74. "America should thank God for him. He was an American hero." From the turmoil of civil rights and black Muslim movements of the 1960s to the darkest...
  • Moment boxing legend Muhammad Ali saved suicidal man threatening to jump

    06/05/2016 6:43:49 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 24 replies
    in 19 Jan 1981 This is the miraculous moment thatMuhammad Ali saved a suicidal man who was threatening to jump from a ninth-floor ledge. The late boxing champion , who died at the age of 74 this morning, left onlookers stunned as he dangled out of a window and talked the man down within 20 minutes after police negotiators had been trying for hours. The baying crowd watching from the ground had chillingly urged the "distraught" man to jump, but Ali offered a beacon of hope by promising to help the man find a job, thisCBS News report shows. Ali,...
  • Family spox denies Muhammad Ali targeted Donald Trump over Muslim ban

    06/05/2016 4:23:12 PM PDT · by russbart · 26 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 5, 2016
    Did Muhammad Ali really take issue with Donald Trump and his controversial plan to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the United States?
  • A Tale of Two Obituaries (Ali and Col. Thomas E. Schaefer)

    06/05/2016 4:14:32 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 32 replies ^ | 6/4/2016 | Burt Prelutsky
    A TALE OF TWO OBITUARIES By Burt Prelutsky, 6/4/2016 I assumed I would have to wait until Jimmy Carter, 91, died before the outpouring of love and respect over the passing of a public figure would make me quite this nauseous, but, then, I hadn’t counted on Muhammad Ali passing at the age of 74. Ali was a very good boxer. Some have insisted he was the best, while others have claimed Joe Louis or Sugar Ray Robinson were better. For the record, let me confess that in my opinion, being a boxing champion ranks near the bottom of the...
  • US Muslims draw inspiration from Ali's fight for his faith

    06/05/2016 10:48:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 5, 2016 1:26 PM EDT | Jeff Karoub
    Even in his final months, Muhammad Ali was speaking out on behalf of Islam, the religion he so famously embraced in the 1960s by changing his name and refusing to fight in the Vietnam War. In December, the boxing legend issued a statement criticizing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States. Ali called on fellow Muslims to “stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda.” Ali, who died Friday at 74, endured public scorn when he joined the Nation of Islam as a young athlete. Decades later, long...
  • Hillary Clinton Invokes Muhammad Ali to Bash Donald Trump

    06/04/2016 5:06:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 4, 2016 | Liz Kreutz
    Hillary Clinton invoked Muhammad Ali today as she blasted Donald Trump for his attack on the federal judge assigned to handle one of the suits filed against Trump University. "On a day that we are mourning Muhammad Ali, it's worth remembering that we live in a country where people can break down barriers, where they can worship their own god, where they can choose their own name, and where they can lead and follow their dreams as far as their hard work and talent will take them," Clinton told a fired up crowd of 1,200 packed into a high school...
  • Vanity... Ali ?

    06/04/2016 9:21:36 AM PDT · by al baby · 28 replies
    Me | Today | Me
    So How soon will it be that we start seeing MAB show up MAB you ask... Muhammad Ali Blvd. show up in cities towns across America "
  • Muhammad Ali's Hometown of Louisville Pays Tribute to the Boxing Legend (Flags at half mast)

    06/04/2016 8:52:58 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 59 replies
    ABC ^ | 06.04.2016 | David Caplan
    Muhammad Ali's birthplace of Louisville, Kentucky, is paying tribute Saturday to the late boxing legend, who died Friday in Arizona at 74. At a ceremony at the city's Metro Hall, Mayor Greg Fischer said flags on government buildings would remain at half-staff until Ali has been laid to rest.
  • Joe Bruno on Boxing – Muhammad Ali is Not a Hero.

    06/04/2016 8:42:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 156 replies
    Joe Bruno On Boxing ^ | June 4, 2016 | Joe Bruno
    Joe Bruno on Boxing – Muhammad Ali is Not a Hero. Muhammad Ali passed away Friday night, June 3, 2016. I wrote the article below around the year 2000. I got to know him fairly well in the 1980’s, when I was Vice President of the Boxing Writers Association. He was a real friendly man, and we had several nice conversations about what I have written below. Still, his death doesn’t change what he was, and what he did early in his career. It is with a sad heart that I stand by what is written below. It’s just the...
  • Obama says Ali shook up the world and left it better off

    06/04/2016 8:19:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 4, 2016 11:16 AM EDT | Kevin Freking
    President Barack Obama, who keeps a pair of boxing gloves worn by Muhammad Ali in his private study off the Oval Office, said Saturday that Ali “shook up the world and the world is better for it.” Obama likened Ali, who died Friday, to other civil rights leaders of his era, and said the boxer stood with Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela in fighting for what was right. […] “He wasn’t perfect, of course. For all his magic in the ring, he could be careless with his words, and full of contradictions as his faith evolved,” Obama said...
  • Muhammad Ali, 'The Greatest of All Time', Dead at 74

    06/04/2016 1:21:27 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 212 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4 June 16 | NBC News staff
    Muhammad Ali, the silver-tongued boxer and civil rights champion who famously proclaimed himself "The Greatest" and then spent a lifetime living up to the billing, is dead. Ali died Friday at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications, a family spokesman confirmed to NBC News. He was 74. After a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening," Bob Gunnell, a family spokesman, told NBC News.
  • Muhammad Ali has died at age 74

    06/03/2016 9:22:34 PM PDT · by BAW · 313 replies
    No link as yet. TV stations have broken to news that Muhammad Ali had died.
  • Muhammad Ali in 'Grave Condition' in Phoenix Hospital

    06/03/2016 7:02:59 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 106 replies
    Muhammad Ali is in "grave condition" in a Phoenix-area hospital, a well-informed source tells NBC News, as the boxing legend continues to battle a respiratory condition. The 74-year-old former heavyweight champion's family has gathered by his bedside just a day after he had been hospitalized in what spokesman Bob Gunnell said Thursday was to be a "brief" stay.
  • Muhammad Ali placed on life support

    06/03/2016 2:07:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 120 replies ^ | 6/3/16 | Chris Perez
    Muhammad Ali has been placed on life support — and his family fears that it “likely won’t be long until he passes away,” according to a report. The boxing legend was hospitalized in Scottsdale, Ariz., for a respiratory issue on Thursday and insiders tell Radar Online that his loved ones are now rushing to his side because it appears his condition has worsened. “He needs every bit of fight he’s got left to survive,” a source told the website. “Doctors are telling the family that it likely won’t be long until he passes away.”
  • Ali Thumps Trump..? But Why Isn't The Champ Hitting Back At The Obvious...

    12/24/2015 12:54:17 PM PST · by · 26 replies | 12/24/15 | Joe Webb
    Ali Thumps Trump..? But Why Isn't The Champ Hitting Back At The Obvious... "I believe that our political leaders should use their position to bring understanding about the religion of Islam and clarify that these misguided murderers have perverted people's views on what Islam really is," ... - Muhammad Ali, 12/9/15 Muhammad, I believe Donald Trump is doing a magnificent job of bringing that particular understanding to the American people. We have a homegrown jihadist in our midst but "moderate" Muslims are not condemning his actions. You know him, Champ. He's all over TV and Facebook with his racist rants....
  • Muhammad Ali Defends Islam After Trump’s Proposal to Bar Foreign Muslims

    12/11/2015 11:04:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec. 10, 2015 | Katie Rogers and Victor Mather
    Muhammad Ali, one of the most famous athletes in American history and a convert to Islam in the 1960s, returned to the public spotlight Wednesday night to say that political leaders had a responsibility to foster understanding about his religion. His comments came after Donald J. Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, stoked anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States by, among other things, suggesting that foreign Muslims be barred from traveling to the country. Trump has also questioned President Obama's affirmation that Muslim Americans are some of the nation's sports heroes. ...
  • Martin Luther King: When Muhammad Ali Joined "Black Muslims" He became "What We Fight Against"

    12/10/2015 8:44:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/10/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    So the media has decided to drag out Muhammad Ali to denounce Trump as a bigot. That's a great plan. Let's ask Martin Luther King about it. "When Cassius Clay joined the Black Muslims and started calling himself Cassius X he became a champion of Racial Segregation and that is what we are fighting against. I think perhaps Cassius should spend more time proving his boxing skill and do less talking," Martin Luther King said. How "Islamophobic" of King. Of course Ali's Black Muslim group at the time, The Nation of Islam, was a vile racist and anti-Semitic organization....
  • Boxing Fans:Muhammad Ali's Rope-A-Dope Technique Far From Being An Impugned Tactic

    12/18/2013 3:33:31 PM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    THe Secret Funny Laughter ^ | DEcember 14, 2013 | Staff
    I had always maligned Muhammad Ali for having developed, implemented the Rope-A-Dope tacticthat despite being a very effective strategy, felt was a cheap, cowardly way in which to defeat his opponents. But on closer inspection as offered by the enclosed gif, I came to see first hand that the Rope-A-Dope I thought he used was simply to have him standing in the cormner his head protected his opponent tiring himelf out in the process. But as I now see it, Ali had developed a deeply analytical, highly effective, disciplined approach that was more proactive than reactive, for which he deserve...
  • German Photographer Shares Memoirs of 'Muhammad Ali'

    10/07/2013 7:00:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    World Bulletin ^ | October 2013 Monday
    World famous German photographer Thomas Hoepker, sharing his memoirs on famous boxer Muhammad Ali with the Turkish audience, states he took 'legendary' photos of Ali. World famous German photographer Thomas Hoepker, sharing his memoirs on famous boxer Muhammad Ali with the Turkish audience, stated he took 'legendary' photos of him. Being in Turkey's Bursa city as a guest of "Third International Photography Festival in Bursa" Hoepker told his photography memories with famous boxer Muhammad Ali and said he had the opportunity to take each scene of him during a boxing match. "It was an incredible thing to approach him that...
  • Documents: NSA spied on Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali

    09/28/2013 2:37:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 09.27.13, 10:50
    The US National Security Agency spied on civil rights leader Martin Luther King and boxer Muhammad Ali during the height of the Vietnam War protests, declassified documents reveal. According to the BBC, the documents show the NSA also tracked journalists from the New York Times and the Washington Post and two senators—Democrat Frank Church and Republican Howard Baker. …
  • What’s in a name? Chelsea Manning and Muhammad Ali (Groan)

    08/25/2013 1:04:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Salon ^ | August 24, 2013 | Andrew O'Hehir
    Consider a polarizing political and cultural figure who is seen by many people as a hero and by others as a traitor – and who has a powerful symbolic importance to members of a persecuted minority. This person adopts a new name and a new identity, which transforms his or her relationship to mainstream culture and confuses both the media and many members of the public. Many people refuse to accept the new name and identity, or treat it as a nickname or a passing fad. At age 25, this person is prosecuted for an act of conscience-driven defiance against...
  • Ali's Trainer Told FBI Of Boxer's Islam Ties: Angelo Dundee met with agents ...

    02/02/2013 9:56:56 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | February 1, 2013
    Two weeks before Muhammad Ali beat Sonny Liston for the heavyweight championship, the boxer’s trainer met secretly with FBI agents and identified members of the Nation of Islam who were associates of Ali, according to bureau records. In a "confidential" February 1964 memo to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, a supervisor in the bureau’s Miami office reported on a meeting with “trainer-manager” Angelo Dundee and Dundee’s brother Chris, who was promoting the fight between Liston and Ali (who was then still known as Cassius Clay).
  • Paintings Outrage Islamic Hard-Liners in Pakistan (Clerics Depicted in Homo-Erotic/Pedophile Scenes)

    12/28/2012 12:36:54 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 28, 2012 | ASIF SHAHZAD
    Pakistan's leading arts college has pushed boundaries before in this conservative nation. But when a series of paintings depicting Muslim clerics in scenes with strong homosexual overtones sparked an uproar and threats of violence by Islamic extremists, it was too much. Officials at the National College of Arts in the eastern city of Lahore shut down its academic journal, which published the paintings, pulled all its issues out of bookstores and dissolved its editorial board. Still, a court is currently considering whether the paintings' artist, the journal's board and the school's head can be charged with blasphemy. The college's decision...
  • Angelo Dundee dead at 90

    02/01/2012 8:14:37 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    AP via The Sacremento Bee ^ | February 1, 2012 | Tim Dahlberg
    Angelo Dundee, the brilliant motivator who worked the corner for Muhammad Ali in his greatest fights and willed Sugar Ray Leonard to victory in his biggest bout, died Wednesday in Tampa, Fla. He was 90.
  • Joe Frazier, the Herman Cain of the ring

    11/16/2011 7:22:00 PM PST · by Sioux-san · 12 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/16/2011 | Jack Cashill
    When boxing great Joe Frazier died last week, the media managed to say nice things about Smokin' Joe without ever detailing how they and their chosen one of the moment, Muhammad Ali, conspired to ruin Frazier's life. I got a sense of this in March 1971, when my friends from grad school and I drove from Purdue to watch a large screen presentation of the first Ali-Frazier fight. Given the imperatives of student poverty, we headed not south to Indianapolis, which was 40 miles closer, but north to Gary, which was five dollars cheaper. The moment we walked into the...
  • The Thrilla's Three Victims

    11/09/2011 4:14:15 PM PST · by BluesDuke · 6 replies
    Throneberry Fields Forever ^ | 9 November 2011 | Yours Truly
    It is appropriate to set aside this journal’s customary business now and then to pay tribute to class and loss away from baseball. If you think that boxing is a profession, if not necessarily a sport, to which class is an unwelcome intruder, you may not have known Joe Frazier, who died of liver cancer at 62 on Monday. Or, at least, you may not really think that class was beaten out of the profession once and for all by the third and last of his showdowns with Muhammad Ali. “I heard somethin’ once,” Ali told Sports Illustrated‘s Mark Kram,...
  • Joe Frazier, Tragic Hero. Boxing Legend, Dead at 67

    11/08/2011 5:57:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/08/2011 | James Rosen
    ‘Don’t you know I’m God?” taunted Muhammad Ali, in the first of the epic trilogy of heavyweight prizefights with Joe Frazier that defined the early 1970s. Ali even took to accompanying each word — Don’t — you — know — I’m — God? — with a swing of his fists, unleashing another flurry of his lightning-fast punches. Frazier, undaunted, singularly unaffected by Ali’s sophomoric doggerel and sophisticated psy-ops, kept boring in on his opponent, a steady, bobbing, weaving machine, and spat back through his bloodied mouthpiece: “Well, God, you gonna get whupped tonight!” And very near the end of that...
  • Artist uses 1,300 punching bags to depict Muhammad Ali

    03/04/2011 11:26:11 AM PST · by Artemis Webb · 23 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 030411 | Chris Chase
    Muhammad Ali always said he was the prettiest thing that ever lived. He has a point. It does take a certain beauty to make 1,300 punching bags, five miles of stainless steel and two miles of aluminum tubing look like a work of art. Of course, it doesn't hurt to have a talented sculptor rendering those materials. California artist Michael Kalish will unveil his Ali art installation, "reALIze," later this month in Los Angeles. The project, which depicts the three-time heavyweight champ by using speed bags, stands two stories high, fills up 15,00 cubic feet and includes five miles of...
  • Muhammad Ali Visits Former Pres. Bush At Book Signing

    12/18/2010 10:20:36 AM PST · by fabrizio · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Former President George W. Bush was happily stunned when legendary former heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali stood facing him. Bush was at a Barnes & Noble Booksellers store in Phoenix today signing his book, Decision Points when the Greatest entered (with the Secret Service) to shake hands. With his famous comic humor, Ali sat next to Bush and held the book up as press and public snapped photos.
  • In USA Today Op-Ed, Obama Salutes Muhammad Ali's Comeback From Draft Dodging

    11/22/2009 7:35:58 AM PST · by kristinn · 37 replies · 1,902+ views
    Sunday, November 22, 2009 | Kristinn
    While he continues to harm troop morale in Afghanistan by refusing for the past three months to send urgently requested reinforcements, Barack Obama has taken the time to pen an op-ed for USA Today praising the most famous draft dodger of the 20th Century, Muhammad Ali, for his ability to overome the "adversity" caused by his refusal to serve his country in a time of war.While Ali can be praised for his humanitarian work and the way he has connected with people all across the globe, which Obama does in the article, for a commander-in-chief in a time of war...
  • Muhammad Ali to receive honorary doctorate from Muhlenberg College

    05/03/2009 5:52:31 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 27 replies · 820+ views
    Muhammad Ali, who floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee inside the boxing ring and became a political and humanitarian force outside of it, will receive an honorary doctorate from Muhlenberg College. The former three-time heavyweight champion and Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the 20th Century will be honored at the college's 161st commencement May 17 with two others -- Galway Kinnell, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, and Kathleen A. McGinty, former state environmental secretary for Gov. Ed Rendell. First known as Cassius Clay, he won the boxing Olympic gold medal in 1960 and became heavyweight champion in 1964. The...
  • Muhammad Ali Awarded Honorary Doctorate from Princeton University

    06/19/2007 9:19:20 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 71 replies · 1,206+ views
    Muhammad Ali Awarded Honorary Doctorate from Princeton University Wednesday, June 06, 2007 Associated Press PRINCETON, N.J. — The Greatest is now an Ivy League doctor. Muhammad Ali has been awarded an honorary doctorate of humanities from Princeton University. Ali was honored for his contributions to humanitarian efforts and his athletic achievements. The 65-year-old former heavyweight boxing champion was one of seven people awarded honorary degrees at the university's graduation ceremony Tuesday.
  • Sting Like a 'B': Hillary Threatens to 'Deck' Opponents

    01/28/2007 5:49:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 77 replies · 1,736+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You can imagine the MSM's collective gasp of horror if a Republican presidential candidate ever threatened to punch out opponents. It would be a field day for the psychologists, as one after another would be paraded across TV screens to speculate on the subconscious roots of such aggressiveness, and opine on the fitness for office of anyone harboring such pugilistic predilections. Lefty foreign policy mavens would be invited to fret over the way such knee-jerk hostility might lead us into war, etc. But NBC raised nary an eyebrow when reporting on Hillary having uttered just such a threat during...
  • Let's Talk About the Butterflies and the Bees (Muhammad Ali)

    01/24/2007 7:58:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 603+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 22, 2007 | Selwyn Duke
    Last week, many commemorated Muhammad Ali's sixty-fifth birthday with a zeal reminiscent of Roman pagans cheering a triumphant Caesar.  And as I ponder this, I'm reminded of how people are as quick to forget as they are to condemn. Don't get me wrong, I like Ali.  Although he knocked the veneer of invincibility off Sonny Liston before I was even a twinkle in my father's eye, I'm a great fan of history and have watched more boxing retrospectives than I care to mention.  I've probably seen all of Ali's notable bouts and, although I'm no Burt Sugar (you know, the...
  • Happy 65th Birthday Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali-Jan. 17)!

    01/18/2007 11:52:35 AM PST · by lowbridge · 173 replies · 6,105+ views
  • Muhammad Ali sells rights to name [To the tune of $50m]

    04/13/2006 4:15:00 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 14 replies · 411+ views
    BBC On-Line ^ | Tuesday, 11 April 2006 | staff writer
    Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 22:50 GMT 23:50 UK Muhammad Ali sells rights to name Ali dominated the boxing world in the 1960s and 1970s Entertainment and licensing firm CKX has bought the marketing rights to the name of boxing legend Muhammad Ali. The boxer, who was born Cassius Clay, sold the rights to his image and name in a $50m (Ł28.6m) cash deal which also covers certain trademarks. Ali, 64, and his wife are expected to "actively work with CKX to continue to promote his ... legacy throughout the world," the entertainment group said. CKX also controls the...
  • Why Sonny Liston didn't get up (the suspicious victory of Muhammad Ali )

    02/10/2006 10:30:16 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 115 replies · 3,951+ views ^ | 02/10/2006 | Jack Cashill
    Why Sonny Liston didn't get up -------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 10, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: In his eye-opening new book, "Sucker Punch: The Hard Left Hook That Dazed Ali and Killed King's Dream," Jack Cashill un-tells what may be the most mis-told story of the late 20th century – the heroic rise of boxer Muhammad Ali. This re-telling sheds bright new light on some slighted boxing greats like Joe Louis, Joe Frazier and George Foreman, and reveals the surprising role that Christianity has played in the sports culture. Today, we cover part 5 in this special 10-part series. By...
  • SUCKER PUNCH - Muhammad Ali's real roots

    02/06/2006 6:53:45 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 141 replies · 13,425+ views
    WorldnetDaily ^ | 6 February 2006 | Jack Cashill
    "Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Ky., on Jan. 17, 1942, grandson of a slave, began boxing at the age of 12, and, by 18, had fought 108 amateur bouts." In the very first sentence on Ali's life in her essay, "The Cruelest Sport," noted author Joyce Carol Oates shares with the reader one observation beyond the superficial: Ali was born the "grandson of a slave." Oates apparently sees this as the defining fact of Ali's existence. More influential than Oates or anyone else in interpreting Ali to the world was sportscaster Howard Cosell. In his 1973 book,...
  • Muhammad Ali appearance dispels fears over health

    11/09/2005 1:43:43 PM PST · by george76 · 84 replies · 2,246+ views
    breitbart ^ | Nov 09
    Ailing boxing legend Muhammad Ali swapped wisecracks with President George W. Bush in his first public appearance in five months which dispelled recent fears over his health. Ali, 63, went to the White House to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor, from Bush. He appeared weak from his longstanding battle against Parkinson's Disease but attentive throughout the ceremony in the East Room of the White House, applauding each recipient. Ali's first public appearance in five months