Wednesday, February 25, 2009
What happened to the wedding of the year? Does Alaska sell contraceptives made out of moose skin? Does her mother still only support abstinence only education? What is really going on?
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
“I would still be picking cotton if the country’s moral principles had not been shaped by the Declaration of Independence,” "Obama has broken and rejected those principles — he has taken the slaveholder’s position.”
Alan Keyes is back committing verbal black on black crime again. I don’t know why he won’t leave President Obama alone. Is this about jealousy? Maybe he has a crush on Obama and this is the only way he knows how to express his emotions? Either way this has to stop. Black folks have been raining on Mr. Obama’s parade all week long. Ron Christie can’t tell the difference between satire and racism. And Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele is trying to make the “Hood” stand up. Can’t someone send Keyes back to…….I don’t know? The guy moved from Maryland to Illinois to run against Mr. Obama. I guess he would be considered a carpet bagger? Keyes has been running for public office since 1988 and in 2008 he ran for the office of President. That’s 20 years of not winning any political office. What keeps this guy coming back again and again? Is he for real or does he just like the limelight? And why does he look like a black raccoon? There are so many other ways for blacks to become famous. Hasn’t he heard of VH-1?????
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
~Gregory Moore, Columnist for the San Antonio Informer
Before I’m placed into the “black bogeyman to white America” category along with Rev. Al. Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson. I have to be honest with you for a moment. Sometimes “some” black folks blame all their dilemmas on racism. You can’t blame “The Man” for your woman catching you cheating. “If the White Man didn’t mess up the economy I would still have my job which means I would have been at work instead of home having sex with Keisha.” It just doesn’t work like that. But there are times when things are done and said that reek of Racism.
The NY Post apparently has a beef with Obama. I’m shocked and surprised because Rupert Murdoch is the owner of the NY Post and Fox News (sike!!). We all know how Fair and Balanced Fox News is. Apparently cartoonist Sean Delonas thought that his editorial cartoon featuring a dead monkey was going to be a big hit. It involved two policemen, one with a smoking gun, looking at a dead monkey. One policeman says to the other, “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.” I guess it was one of those “you had to be in the room when he was drawing it” kind of joke. The cartoon took reference to that humongous chimpanzee that was shot in Connecticut.
By the way – why would you own a 200 pound monkey??? I’m pushing around 195 and I need to lose weight. Whatever happened to people having a fish tank? Oh that’s right; they have Sharks in those fish tanks now.
Anyway….I’ve been seeing a lot of editorial cartoons with President Obama lately.
His ears are big (okay they are).
His lips are big and purple (hold on one minute) big and purple?
Did the cartoon Obama just get through smoking a black and mild? Is this a case of black folks overreacting or are the excessive features of black men being drawn for laughs? Now we throw a monkey in the mix and it starts to stink. The image of a monkey has always been associated with black folks (particularly black boys and men) by racists. Coincidence!! Really, because I’m trying to find out what King Kong has to do with the stimulus package?
Apparently Sean Delonas has a history of having his cartoons criticized. He portrayed WNBC-TV anchor Sue Simmons as a drunk. I don’t know if she is a drunk or not but she has a mouth on her (listen here).
The NY Post Editor-in Chief, Col Allan, has said that the cartoon was a parody of a current news event. Saying, “It broadly mocks Washington’s efforts to revive the economy.” This is the part where someone usually says WTF?? But this is a family friendly Blog (wink wink – hi mom!!). The reasoning behind this cartoon and the lack of a credible defense proves that this was made in bad judgment.
I know that racism is alive and well. The concept or notion of a post racial America is as far-fetched as a horse with wings. Everyone was not going to be happy with the new president. President Obama only had 41% of white men and 46% of white women that voted for him. Post racial would have given him over 90% at least.
This is the time that people of all races need to be vigilante. We need to call out organizations and institutions that promote and endorse racist behavior. We might not be a post racial society but actions like these are ugly and have no place in our modern society. This type of tabloid journalism is beneath a so called "true” news organization.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Based on a true Chinese Love Store
I should have called this: How does a man have time for 5 mistresses? I know I know… I’m still trying to figure this out!!!!!!!!
A Chinese businessman decided to hold a contest. Not just any kind of contest but a very unusual contest. This was a contest to see which mistress he would get rid of. Even the Chinese have felt the brunt of this bad economy. This businessman was struggling financially and he could not afford to keep all his women.
(FYI) Remember he still has a wife to take care of.
The businessman brought in a judge to weed out the competition. One of the talents that the mistresses had to show was how much they could drink. I don’t blame a guy for originality. Do we really need another contest where people are singing? So before they could get started, one of his mistresses was cut before the first round. Apparently she was deemed ugly by the judge. The businessman didn’t know she was ugly? Well they do say Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Well as you guessed the axed mistress didn’t take rejection well. She decided to get revenge on her lover and the other mistresses.
(FYI) I forgot to mention that all the mistresses knew about each other. Wow!! Amazing, Right?
So how does she get revenge? She tricks the mistresses and her lover into going for a drive. What happens next doesn’t seem logical but it’s true. She drives them off a cliff and she is the only one that gets killed!!!
Kids: This is why it is important to always wear a seatbelt.
In the end the man lost all his women (no surprise). I guess the ride off the cliff took the shine off the romance. His wife also ended up leaving him (no surprise). The businessman shut down his company (surprise) and gave the parents of the dead mistress financial compensation.
This love story was based on an actual event. The names were not given to protect the innocent.
Monday, February 16, 2009
What’s wrong with President Obama taking his wife out for dinner? If he had of ordered pizza from Domino's, they would have called him cheap.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
~White House spokesman Robert Gibbs
The US economy formally began to enter a decline, or a recessing period, in mid-2008. However, the housing index, which many use as a gauge of the US economy, peaked and began to decline in mid-2005. Since that time, US corporations have reported lowered earnings quarterly and they've reported lower earnings guidance for future quarters. Resulting from these gloomy announcements, investors have lost confidence in US corporations' ability to produce large profits, so they've pulled out their investment dollars. In the banking industry alone, the crisis was even gloomier because individuals and businesses began defaulting on their loans, which led to their eventual demise and greatly contributed to some of Wall Street's largest firms closing their doors. This massive withdrawal of money from investors around the globe that had been pumped INTO the US economy, gave US corporations access to less money to use to run and expand their businesses. These global investment decisions translated directly into a loss of employment. In our current economic crisis, we have seen a tidal wave of unemployment. Reliable jobs and Stalwart companies have fallen by the wayside.
The most recent data on employment reported the most dismal numbers.
--- Almost 600,000 jobs were lost within the last 30 days here in the US. Apparently, that's equivalent to the working population of the state of Maine. Unfortunately, the demographic realities of that numerical equivalency do not compare, as we now see the impact of unemployment and underemployment has most disproportionately afflicted African Americans.
--- There was a 12% increase in unemployment amongst Blacks from Dec. '08 to Jan. '09.
--- Out of the 11.6 million unemployed Americans as of Jan. '08, there are presently 2.2million unemployed African-Americans; herein, 18% of unemployed Americans are Black, even though we comprise only 11.5% of the working population.
--- As of Jan. '09, 12.6% of Blacks are unemployed - a higher unemployment rate per race than that which is found in any other racial group in America - while only 7% of whites are unemployed in the US. Herein, Blacks are almost 2 times more likely to be negatively impacted by unemployment in this current recessionary period.
--- Most astonishingly, since Jan. '08 (1 year ago), unemployment amongst African-Americans has risen 38%!
One group that has not gotten the same acknowledgment as the unemployed is the underemployed. I am talking about workers that are working jobs where they are overqualified. College graduates from a year ago, working minimum wage jobs. Recently laid-off workers re-employed at lower paying jobs. Former full-time employees that are currently working part-time jobs. The mainstream media glosses over the fact that more American's are working part-time jobs. This is not just to knock out a credit card bill or for extra spending money. These part-time incomes are supplements to what a worker was already bringing home. With private sector businesses cutting jobs at historical levels, many career workers are now starting over... at the bottom. We have a wave of high level educated workers that now have to compete for jobs with low wages. Carowinds Amusement park located in Fort Mill, SC recently started hiring for seasonal jobs. They have had one of their largest applicant pools in recent years. They had workers with MBA's and workers with 10 plus years experience. Last week you were an associate vice president and now you are working for Nick Toons Café.
Although this is an American problem, as we have noted African Americans have been disproportionately affected by this economic crisis. What if 12% of white people lost their jobs? Yet, even in the midst of these worsening realities, we see very few organized actions being done to address this disproportionate racially-defined crisis. Even though there are more than published 1500 articles on the web that reveal these disparities, what actions must be taken to directly impact these disparities in a positive direction?
Now more than ever is the time when we need to support initiatives that will improve the economy. We must invest in Green Businesses, Infrastructure Projects, Small Family and Minority Owned Businesses. Everyone must purchase their products and services daily. NOW, is the time that we (as Americans, regardless of color) must decisively choose to rally together in order to improve the economy. Only then can we raise the standard of living for everyone, by starting at the bottom and pushing up.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Bernard Madoff is at home chillin after pulling off the greatest ponzi scheme in the history of America. If I steal a candy bar, I will probably get 20 years. As complicated as a ponzi scheme is, Madoff would like for us to believe he was running the scam by himself. Yesterday we learned that Mrs. Madoff cashed 15 million dollars out of her husband’s brokerage firm before he was arrested. If you see Citizen Wifey pulling out all our money from the bank, you call me because either we a leaving town or she is leaving me. But Mrs. Madoff didn’t leave her husband. So what does that mean? I smell a family hustle going on. I wonder if the money is in the family flour jar. I am still trying to figure out why he isn’t in jail. It’s not because the judge overseeing Madoff’s investment firms liquidation was arrested. Apparently the guy beat his wife because she came home late. He apparently has some absence issues. So here we are waiting for the beginning of his criminal fraud case to begin. The man is an economic threat and he still runs free. This is another case of the wealthy and well connected getting over again.
My job just announced that they would not be giving bonuses this year. But don’t think for a moment that the CEO is taking a cut in pay. The low man on the totem pole always gets screwed. That’s the way our society is. This is why some people are so afraid of the government getting rid of capitalism. Under capitalism anything goes. The rich can continue their gluttony and lust. Meanwhile the rest of us “common folk” have to fork out money to failing banks. We have to keep working for companies that don’t give us bonuses. And watch wealthy pundits argue on t.v. that we don’t need a stimulus package. We always had classism in America but this is a whole new level.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Whatever!! This handpicked Julian Bond protégé hasn’t even been in office a year yet. I guess he is trying to make a name for himself. His first job should be making the NAACP relevant again. You have the Atlanta NAACP supporting Michael Vick and the Philadelphia NAACP President criticizing Donovan McNabb. When did the NAACP become ESPN?
Every time they send something to my house I throw it away. What is their agenda for the new millennium? I can tell you shilling for Hillary Clinton ain’t going to cut it.
Mayor…..uh….that dude Kwame already has an interview lined up. He never really needed my help. He still has his supporters in Detroit who stand by him. When he was being released people were shouting “We love you, Kwame. Detroit loves you baby!” What idiots would say something like that? Mayor….er….that guy Kwame wasn’t in jail for Freedom Fighting. This guy had his law license revoked and he still has to pay $1 million dollars in restitution to Detroit. Some black folks will never get it. When a black politician keeps money in his freezer….(they say: he’s just keeping it safe from bank foreclosures). When a black politician is caught with a stripper…(they say: he’s just helping her get home). Ah whatever!!!!!!!!!!!!
I do feel the need to give him one piece of important advice. Dude, get rid of that beard. Didn’t Eddie Murphy look clean coming out of jail in 48 Hours? Take a hint guy!!!!
On the flip side: Kwame Kilpatrick’s former top aide, Christine Beatty, must pay $100,000 to Detroit plus jail time. At last reported Beatty had "$6 and some change in her bank account, per her attorney.
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Recommended Reading For This Month:
BEFORE THE MAYFLOWER A History of Black America by Lerone Bennett, Jr
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Has a teacher in your elementary school ever been arrested for being a pedophile? Yes, No, Maybe? This is one of the reasons for a background check. Lately it seems that the Obama Administration has been lazy in their background checks. Nancy Killefer, who was selected for the position of chief performance officer, has also resigned because of tax issues.
It reminds me of when I applied to McDonalds back in the day……………..
Is articulate (check)
Looks clean (check)
Can read and write (check).
Why are these people popping up with Tax Issues? This proves my theory that everyone is not paying taxes. I always knew someone was getting over but I couldn't put a face on them. I knew it wasn't anyone that looked like me. Everyone I know pays taxes, except for Wesley Snipes, because they are afraid of going to jail (except for Wesley Snipes). President Obama has to make sure his people do a better job in their searches. Stop looking for children and dead strippers and follow the money.