Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
When I call about my Credit Card I have to talk to someone in India. Is this what will happen when I want a milkshake? How many more jobs are we going to lose? These aren’t high paying jobs to begin with. We have given away the store in this country. In an effort to have bigger and cheaper for faster, we have let other countries control our fate. I don’t know of anything that is made in America anymore. I live in North Carolina, formally a Mecca for buying Furniture, and my coffee table came from England. I thought some guy would go to Asheville and cut a tree down. I ended up waiting for the slow boat to bring the table. What if the boat had of sunk? Then my coffee table would be with Davey Jones Locker. I don’t mind toys from Taiwan, but can’t we have toys from Tennessee as well? The Germans and the Japanese have already strong armed us in the car game. Don’t get me wrong because Honda makes nice cars. America use to be known as a nation that built things. Our manufacturing was the backbone of this country. Now I can’t even get a chair from down the street.
I know how Corporations work. Today they will take orders in the U.S. Tomorrow they will be taking orders from Indonesia. Corporations work by one rule. Make a lot using less. It’s the new American cost of doing business. But if I go to Taco Bell and this happens………………………..
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
The Strip Club, Gentlemans Club if you live in the South, has become a dangerous place. President Barack Obama needs to sign legislation on this immediately. No to High Heel Shoes and Yes to Loafers!!! I believe this is a cause that even Pac Man Jones can get behind.
Yusuf Evans, you have been given The Needless Shiftless Minstrel That Does Ignorant Things When They Don’t Have Anything Else To Do Award. Congrats on your award from the Citizen Family!!!!
So we went to Taco Bell last night to get something to eat. In the beginning, they messed up my wife’s order. I was standing there counting what we ordered to make sure we had everything. My wife was counting behind me like I couldn’t count. How hard is it to count chalupas and soft tacos? We were still in the restaurant so no big problem. I told them of the mix up and they gave her what she ordered. Now I remembered what she ordered because it ends with “no beans”. I thought everything was all good after that. I even ended up getting free cinnamon twists. I think my wife was mad at that because it was her order that was messed up. Well if you snooze you lose.
So we arrived back home to watch MSNBC. My wife has been looking for Robert Gibbs press briefings all week long. I guess she thought they would be replaying on MSNBC…..but I digress. We were sitting down eating and she bit into her meal and let out a yell. Uh Oh! They put beans in it!!! By this time my wife was pissed. I try to smooth things over by telling her to pick the beans out. Now I know in hindsight that was a dumb thing to say. You can’t blame a brother for trying. She then heads to get her coat and keys because she wants to be vindicated. Who knew that eating beans were such an injustice?
Usually when someone gets my order wrong I just let it go. I work under the belief system that if you complain too much, someone will spit in your food. I’ve seen it done. Don’t ask me how and where but I have. My wife is just the opposite. You are going to give her exactly what she ordered. She doesn’t have a problem telling a waiter to take something back. So based on everything I have said you know what happened next.
The details are sketchy because I wasn’t there. I have to take my wife’s version of events. Apparently she went back to get the same item without beans and another form of compensation. You probably said Huh!!! I know that’s what I said too? She wanted to be compensated for driving all the way back to Taco Bell.
**For all my white readers if you haven’t guessed, I’m married to a Sista**
Now back to the story
She received 2 bucks and no gift card.
Also she didn’t get any free food.
And she is still pissed off.
I learned a valuable lesson from this event. I need to go to Taco Bell by myself and take my wife to Wendys.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Inauguration Day: The end of an Error…oops…I mean Era. (Also Known As) How America Got Its Swagger Back.
Hold Up!!! Who invited Clarence Thomas to this event? Well I guess even a dog deserves to come in out of the cold. Anyway……..It seems they had to drown out the Boos for Bush with music from the band. Sucks to be you George Bush…….
I am not much for all the pageantry but the performances have been good. That doesn’t mean that I will run out and buy a Yo-Yo Ma album though. Well, maybe if it’s in the discount bin. I guess Justice John Roberts didn’t practice before giving Obama the oath.
They should have had a Slam Poet give the poem. Did Maya Angelou retire?
I wish John Lewis would get off Barack Obama’s nut sack!!! Now all of a sudden you are boys??? Whatever dude. His congressional district overwhelmingly went for Obama when he was still supporting Clinton. When his job looked shaky he decided to switch teams.
Bye Bye Bush. People have been waiting for this day since 2004. It’s been 4 years in the making but we finally made it. I hope Bush doesn’t think they are cheering because they will miss him. They are cheering because they are ready for him to leave. Get your tail on that helicopter. They can’t get that machine fired up fast enough for me. George Bush truly has unified the country. People of all races and genders hate his guts…….(Finally at the Airport) - That plane flying away is a beautiful sight.
Rene Syler, (former host of CBS The Early Show), is co-anchoring Black Entertainment Television News for the Inauguration (they do news????). Oh how the mighty have fallen. Rene, BET…..Really????
ABC News interviewing Rev. Jesse Jackson…blah blah blah blah…
Senator Ted Kennedy, sad to hear about you and I hope that you get well soon.
Glad to see HBCU Bands in the parade. It seems there is a push to try to eliminate black colleges. Post Racial My Behind!!!!
Glad to see the Harding High School Marching Band. They spent so much time raising money and it’s good to see that it paid off. Besides I don’t believe there are many bands from North Carolina performing.
Well a wonderful day was had by all. Today was a celebration and tomorrow is when the real work begins. My frat brother asked me how I felt about today. When Obama was nominated in Denver I didn’t cry. When he gave his acceptance speech in Chicago I didn’t cry. Today when he was sworn in I didn’t cry. I always knew that if a black man was given a chance he would succeed. I knew that black men are competent and capable. We are not looking for a hand out but an opportunity. I didn’t need Obama to teach me this. I watched my father get up for work every day. I also watched him display intelligence and perseverance. While it is true that I didn’t think a black man could be President in America (Hey you didn’t think it either – stop tripping). I never thought for a moment that he couldn’t do a good job if elected.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Traffic was very light this morning on the way to work. I just figured that everyone was in Washington D.C. I keep hearing about people going to D.C. without tickets and a place to stay. People traveling across the country just so they can say “I was there.” Movie Stars and Musicians have invaded the Nation’s Capital as well. It’s as if Hollywood, Manhattan, and Main Street have all merged into one.
I keep saying this and I will say it again. Obama needs to get someone to pray over the White House before he moves in. He needs to get those evil spirits out. No! Not George Bush. A house blessing though is never a bad thing. See you tomorrow for blogging on Inauguration Day.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Citizen Ojo’s pre-inaugural address to Black America. You know, before Barack starts work next week.
1. Al Sharpton is not going to get a post in an Obama administration.
2. No reparation checks will be sent out in the mail.
3. Black men are not going to be suddenly released from prison.
4. You will not be able to curse at your supervisor and expect to keep your job.
5. “Urban Issues” are not at the top of Obama’s agenda.
I do hope that some of the legislation that is passed will be a plus for minorities. Don’t get me wrong because Obama is going to do things that will make you mad. I truly believe that he will be a better president than Bush. The bar is so low so he can’t go any lower. While I am supporting Obama and wishing him well. He is still a politician so I reserve the right to keep a critical eye on him. That means I might criticize him on this blog if he does something I disagree with. Just because he is black doesn’t mean he gets a pass. Condoleezza “Sally Hennings” Rice has been horrible for black folks. If I had of started this blog earlier, I would have been blowing her up on the regular. But I don’t just take issue with “conservatives”. I have taken issue with Bob “Pimping Ain’t Easy” Johnson and Jesse “Nut Cracker” Jackson. I do not have a problem holding black folks accountable when they aren’t doing what’s right.
The next 4 years will be about Accountability. It will be about holding our politicians accountable…..especially our black politicians. We should expect more from people we place in office. We should also expect more from ourselves. For black folks, that means carrying ourselves with dignity. Doing the best in all we do and not being complacent. People will never give us respect until we respect ourselves.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I heard you talking about it on 60 minutes so I know that we agree. The BCS Bowl System is a complete fraud. Every sport in the NCAA’s has a playoff system. That is the only way for a team or individual to get a fair shot. It doesn’t make sense that undefeated teams are always left out of the National Championship. The championship is paid and bought by corporations. Insurance companies, restaurants, and banks all control this wicked system. How do you call a game the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl? This travesty has gone on long enough.
Mr. Obama, please convince the NCAA to go to a playoff system. I know that the NCAA and Greedy College Presidents will be hard to deal with. You don’t have to STRONG ARM them like Dick Cheney would. You can use your people skills to help you with this challenge. You believe in people working together for a common solution so it shouldn’t be hard. If you end up accomplishing this feat, you will go down as the Greatest President ever!!!!! Okay maybe not ever but a guy can still dream can’t he?
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Levi Johnston, the father of Sarah Palin’s oldest daughters’ child, did not have the qualifications for the job he was working.
Roland Burris is the former Attorney General for the State of Illinois.
Levi Johnston was working in an electrical apprenticeship program.
Roland Burris has a Ph.D.
Levi Johnston doesn't even have a GED.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
2) He did not wait for Blago to take the trap with the bait. He was too quick when he pounced on this. He should have let Blago meet a person (i.e. informant) and then transact business. He probably never watched the Marion Berry tape. Marion Berry was in the hotel to meet an acquaintance (i.e. informant) and a transaction took place. The transaction was really just him smoking a crack pipe but you get the point.
Now Fitzgerald is saying he needs time to put his case together. What??? He needs to go watch some old episodes of Perry Mason asap!!!
Monday, January 05, 2009
Friday, January 02, 2009
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Exhibit A: “The Big 3” – The heads of the three American car companies have plenty of “Experience”. That didn’t help them with building or selling cars. They didn’t pay attention to the smaller foreign cars and the higher Middle Eastern gas prices. These “Experienced” auto executives had to beg Congress to help save their companies. I can’t remember the last time I knew someone that owned an American car.
Exhibit B: “Hillary Clinton Campaign Team” – Yes the “Queen Bee “herself. She was surrounded with “Experienced” people to help run her campaign. They were beaten by an upstart candidate with a grass roots organization.
Exhibit C: President George Bush – AKA “Dubya”. He had “Experience” as the Governor of a large state. We all know how his Presidency is turning out. He went from landing on an aircraft carrier as a hero to ducking loafers. Oh how the mighty have fallen!!!
Exhibit D: Big Banks, Wall Street, Mortgage Companies, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Theses losers had an overabundance of “Experience” and they can’t even balance a check book. How do you not know how to fix the mess you made? I’ve watched my mother and my wife manage household finances. I believe we should get rid of these clowns and replace them with black women.
In 2008, we have seen that the word “Experience” doesn’t hold much weight. I think 2008 proved that experience isn’t everything. It actually proved that “inexperience” can be a benefit. So Good Riddance “Experience” because you just aren’t as qualified as you use to be.
Gov. Blagojevich played Houdini and pulled a switcheroo on us. He is using an old trick by pitting white against black. Blago, you might have black folks in Chicago fooled but I know what you are doing. You were caught on tape trying to sell Obama’s Senate seat. Now you are concerned with giving it to another “Black” person??? Yeah Right!!!
Black folks, you better watch for the hook……………….