Saturday, August 29, 2009
Citizen Momma sent out multiple emails yesterday regarding Glenn Beck. One email was about boycotting Red Lobster because they haven’t pulled their ads from his television show. Back home Red Lobster is considered “Fine Dining” but I live in a metropolitan area now. So when you say boycott Red Lobster, I’m thinking….I haven’t been to Red Lobster in years. Have you heard of a little place called “Bonefish Grill????” I’m not knocking Red Lobster but there is more than one place in America where you can get scrimps!!!
The other email was a prayer list that had the following in it:
Lord, we ask that people watching TV and listening to evil, hateful and prejudice messages in our Country that their eyes may be opened. Matthew 20:33
We believe that the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil and the evil will perish now. 1 Peter 3:12
There were a lot of names on that email list. The email was addressed to Warren Ballentine but we (family, friends, some folks I didn’t know) were all CC’d on it. I’ve noticed that Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh have the amazing power to turn black folks stomachs. I haven’t seen black folks this mad since Jennifer Hudson and La Toya London were kicked off Season 3 of American Idol. The Black Blogosphere scorches the “Unholy Three” on a daily basis. Every week you can find Beck, Hannity and Limbaugh on my fellow bloggers hit list.
Lately Glenn Beck has stepped out of reality with the craziest talk you have ever heard. His intent is to display Obama as an enemy to the White Man (isn’t Obama’s mother white?...yeah I thought so). The Color of Change (doing what the NAACP use to do) has been putting the heat on the people that advertise during Becks commercial breaks. So far some of the advertisers have been jumping ship. But don’t think for a moment that Fox News will pull the show. All of this hoopla and Glenn Beck is still going to work every day. And we know that Fox News isn’t losing any sleep over black folks being upset. It’s extremely odd that a channel that has such great shows, Fringe, House, The Simpsons, can have such crappy news programs. Instead of being fair and objective they are in the tank for the Far Right……let me take that back….the Extreme Far Right. I can see you having one person that is crazier than bat $%& but every anchor and pundit on the air (including guests)? You even have that Negro Juan Williams talking greasy about Michelle Obama. Juan, what did black women do to you???
Fighting, praying or walking around Fox News Headquarters until the building crumbles is all well meaning. Driving away advertisers is very business minded. I applaud The Color of Change for using their network to make noise. I even think that some of these blog posts against Beck, Hannity and Limbaugh are hilarious! But in the end, this is bigger than the Treacherous Three. They have people that follow their every word. The people that are loyal listeners to their shows believe the following:
1. President Obama was born in a hut in the country of Kenya. (Black folks, stop letting people (especially other black folk) refer to Africa as a country. It is a Continent!!!
2. Healthcare reform is code word for “Black Folks Getting Payback for Slavery.” And I will keep saying this until I can’t say it no more. “If White Folks are losing, who is winning?”
3. President Obama’s secret hidden agenda is to turn The United States into Russia. He is plotting to have the Red Army marching down Constitutional Avenue by the end of his 1st administration.
4. Black people are unintelligent and are only in positions of power because of unfair laws that punish white people.
This is an ideology that we are up against. It’s an ideology that runs a profitable institution. This is about changing a mindset that has been in existence since slaves landed in Jamestown. I’m a Christian but I still wonder how we can fight this. I’m pessimistic when it comes to race relations. I didn’t use to be but the years have hardened me. I see a country that is divided by color, class and gender. Beck spends his time pandering to the lowest common denominator just for a bump in the Nielsen ratings. He is trying to chase Limbaugh in order to receive Limbaugh type checks. They are all chasing Limbaugh because he gets paid handsomely for the garbage that he spits. It’s a never ending cycle of greed and ignorance. I am not here to tell anyone to give up the fight against ignorance but I want us to remember this. While we are praying against their works, they have people praying for their success. And everyone believes that God is on their side.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
“We believe Michael Vick has served his time, paid his debt to society and deserves a second chance and the animal rights groups want to hold him hostage for the rest of his life. We think that’s patently unfair. It denies Michael Vick’s basic civil right, denies him his ability to make a living.”
~ J. Whyatt Mondesire
Denies him an ability to make a living???? What the whatsit? Mr. Mondesire must have bumped his head slipping on dog poop. Vick got out of jail and received a one year deal with the option for a second year. The first year will net Vick $1.6 million with the second year option giving him a possible $5.2 million. Vick also will receive an additional $3 million in incentives over the next 2 years of his current contract. So once again I ask? Denies him an ability to make a living??? People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals haven’t stopped Vick from making money. The most they can do is get skinny women to pose naked and make fun of heavy set women. They don’t have any real power. When was the last time they shut down a Rib Joint? Tell PETA to shut down JJ’s Rib Shack and then we’ll talk. I know there are many Vick fans out there. And I know there are many dog fighting fans out there (**shaking my head in shame**). This is not a diss post against Vick but I need black folks to understand something.
Black folks have squandered what little bit of Political/Financial Power we have obtained over the last few decades. We still don’t have an agenda that has any teeth to it. We have intellectual black folks, grass roots organizers and pseudo militants pretending to have the answers to black folks’ problems. And the one organization that should be leading the way is asleep at the wheel. The NAACP is intellectually bankrupt!!! The Chairman of the Organization was running behind the presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holding her jock strap. The organizations new leader is wet behind the ears. This guy is close to my age and they advertise him like he’s A. Philip Randolph. His civil right fighting record is shorting than Gary Coleman’s legs. And don’t get me started on the NAACP Board of Directors. Those guys are older than the Burning Bush in the bible.
In case someone hasn’t told the NAACP, we are in a bit of a healthcare crisis. While people are railroading the mere mention of Healthcare Reform, you have people using emergency rooms as primary care. About 30 percent of Hispanic and 20 percent of black Americans lack a usual source of health care compared with less than 16 percent of whites (info taken from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services). If you aren’t supporting social issues than what are you really doing? The Color of Change was started in 2005 and they have done more for black folks than the NAACP in the last 2 years.
When the NAACP sends literature to my house I just throw it away. If I wasn’t allergic to dogs, I would buy one and use their brochures as doggy wipes. If they really wanted to help Vick out, they would get season tickets to the Philadelphia Eagles games. Instead, they are marching outside like morons trying to support a rich guy that just got out the clink. Meanwhile across town some dude just got out of jail and can’t get a job because of his criminal record. If he could run fast and throw a football 60 yards, he might have a shot trying out for the NY/NJ Jets. But he probably can’t so he will go back to jail for going back into the game. NAACP, learn to pick your battles wisely. You’ve got one foot in the grave and the more you keep trying to crawl out, you keep falling back in.
August 25, 2009 William L. Taylor, Supervisory Deputy
Southern District of Ohio (937) 225-2917
SOFAST Captures Wanted Murderer Dalcapone Alpaccino Morris
James M. Wahlrab, United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, announces the arrest of Dalcapone Alpaccino Morris. Morris was wanted by the Dayton Police Department for Murder, Kidnapping, Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Burglary and Aggravated Assault. Morris is alleged to have murdered Richard Pogue on June 2, 2009. Police believe Pogue was shot execution style during a drug-related robbery. Due to the severity of the crime, the Dayton Police Department and U.S. Marshals Service made locating and arresting him a high priority. The case was assigned to the fugitive hunting, multi-agency task force known as the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST), which is led by the U.S. Marshals Service.
For the past two months, the SOFAST team conducted weeks of surveillance and upwards of fifty interviews of family members, friends, and associates of Morris. At approximately 4:30 this afternoon, their hard work was rewarded when they received a call from one of the persons they had interviewed simply stating, “Dalcapone is at 3011 Nicholas Street”. Marshals and Dayton Police quickly surrounded the house and yelled for the occupants to come to the door. To their surprise, the door was opened by two young children. A search of the house initially failed to locate Morris (or any adult) in the house. Marshals then entered the attic and found it full of insulation. Based on their years of experience and number of fugitives they had previously found hiding in attic insulation, the Marshals immediately began to sift through the insulation. Almost immediately, they observed clothing and then Morris himself buried under the insulation. Morris was quickly removed from the insulation and placed in handcuffs. Morris was transported to the Dayton Police Safety Building where he was turned over to Dayton Police Homicide detectives.
SOFAST in the Miami Valley area is comprised of the following federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies: United States Marshals Service, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Clark County Sheriffs Office, Darke County Sheriffs Office, Preble County Sheriffs Office, Dayton Police Department, German Township Police Department, Germantown Police Department, Greenville Police Department, Miamisburg Police Department, Moraine Police Department, New Lebanon Police Department, Perry Township Police Department, Springfield Police Department, and the Trotwood Police Department.
The U.S. Marshals Service was America’s first federal law enforcement agency and each year arrests more fugitives than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
America’s Oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Martellus Bennett and his brother Michael have a lot of free time on their hands. They are suppose to be professional (using that term loosely) football players in the National Football League. Martellus plays for my Cowboys and his brother plays for a team that has a bird as the symbol. They decided to get together and create a “Black Olympics”. In doing so, they created another YouTube sensation that sets black folks back. There is video after video on YouTube where black folks are cooning it up for the cameras. This time you got famous (or infamous) individuals in on the act.
For the black folks that are reading this and don’t see a problem you should stop reading right now.
For the rest of you, please continue.
The video reminded me of old films where white folks wore black face pretending to be black. They did all the stereotypical things that white folks thought black folks did. They even made up some stuff along the way. Such as this concept of black folks being lazy. We worked on plantations from can’t see morning until can’t see night. We picked cotton and tobacco all throughout the South. We created wealth for slave owners that have been passed down through their families for decades. Right now there is a wealthy white person that hasn’t worked since Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and they call “us” lazy????????
This video is a constant reminder that we have been brainwashed into believing the negative press. When we show the world our ignorance they believe it to be true. Why don’t they use their NFL wealth for something positive? They make too much money to be acting ignorant. They are now in a position where they can make their money work for them. Why sit around shooting useless video where you suck the chicken off the bone? Shoot a video of yourselves starting a business or helping a non-profit organization in the community.
Who am I kidding….black folks wouldn’t watch that. I can’t even get my own wife to stop watching BET!!!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
"She feels like a football being kicked around, she's so exhausted and unhappy with the delay. She would prefer to just receive the six strokes and have everything finished."
~ Shukarno Abdul Muttalib, Kartika’s Father
32 year old Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno was about to get her tail whooped!!! Kartika was going to get her buttocks beat because she was caught with alcohol in a night club at a beach resort. Let’s review my notes thus far.
Woman in a night club (check)
Woman in a night club drinking alcohol (check)
Woman in a night club at the beach (check)
It all sounds good to me so what’s the problem? The problem: she was caught drinking alcohol in a night club in Malaysia. Alcohol use is not prohibited for Malaysia’s Muslims who make up two-thirds of Malaysia’s population. Muslims that are caught sipping can be fined or thrown in jail. Don’t feel bad for everyone in Malaysia’s because non-Muslims can get their drink on. Kartika, the mother of 2 children (possible explanation for the sippy sip), was scheduled to receive 6 lashes from a rattan cane. The Prosecution did care enough that they were going to use a lighter cane because she was a woman (who said Muslims were sexist?). The beating stoppage is only because of the holy month of Ramadan. Basically they are going to get that tail one way or another.
If you come from a family where you were beaten with different household objects, being caned with a thin bamboo stick doesn’t sound that bad. But if you were sent to your room for time out this sounds horrible. It’s all about perspective!!!
To Kartika’s credit, she accepted responsibility and was going to take here licks. Many American’s are against this form of capital punishment. We live in a country that promotes sloppy drunken women early and often. That’s how a lot of guys meet girls in our beloved country (possible place - on the set of Girls Gone Wild). When a girl wears beer goggles all guys look like Brad Pitt or Will Smith. Some dudes would still be virgins without help from alcohol. So the next time you are at the bar raise up a glass for Kartika. If you are in the hood, poor out some liquor for Kartika. If you are at a fancy function throw your glasses in the fire place (I don’t know if they really do that but it sounds good to me).
I personally don’t drink but I can do my part as well. Kartika, the next time I am drinking Sprite and eating bar nuts I will think about you. I will raise my bowl of nuts in solidarity with your struggle.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
How the correct terminology for Gonorrhea ruined my post on Black Love. AKA: Don’t be mad at me because I called it The “Clap” part II.
I had a conversation with a female buddy of mine from college. The discussion was about an article on msnbc online entitled “Marriage eludes high achieving black women”. Uh Oh!!! The mainstream media is reporting the woes of black women again. This article apparently had her upset over the bad news. After reading the article I even felt bad and I’m a married man. It gave the usual bad news that you can see on the 6pm and 11pm news before the weather and sports. It even alluded to the concept of black folks looking at other races for companionship. Uh Oh!!! Don’t roll over in the grave yet Denmark Vesey!!! This post is not going to be about interracial dating. In between our conversation, we got on the subject of STD’s. My female buddy works in the Pubic Health Sector and I always tease her about finding a new strand of STD. I called Gonorrhea the “Clap” and I called Pubic Lice “Crabs”. She informed me that my slang terminology is incorrect. We had a lengthy discussion about the “Clap” and “Crabs”. I just think that the “Clap” and “Crabs” sound more dangerous than Gonorrhea and Pubic Lice. If you wanted to scare kids into not having sex, would you say Pubic Lice or “Crabs”? The thought of Maryland Sized Blue Crabs hanging from my testicles scares me to death. As an adult I know that “Crabs” are small but a middle school kid might not know. I was a late bloomer when it came to sex education (you have to talk to citizen daddy and momma about that). I got a D in sex education because I couldn’t label the parts of a woman’s Uterus. It was so confusing….it looked like a catcher’s mitt to me. But I digress………
The conversation with my buddy gave me the idea for a post on the subject. I was going to do it up big with real facts and figures. Also I was going to add my world famous or infamous (depending on your opinion) wit. I needed actual people to give their experiences on this subject. So why not ask my buddy who was a single African America (are they still calling us that?) female for her input. I shouldn’t have attempted that because the conversation went downhill!!! She did not want me to use our conversation in the post. I told her that I was going to make her anonymous so no one will know who she was. That still wasn’t even good enough. That was our last conversation on the subject. She really made me mad because I felt she wasn’t being reasonable. If I said she would be anonymous, why would she still not help me out?
Then to throw more salt in the game, she criticized me when I posted the wrong information on my blog. This is actually my second post because I had to change some information. I was working on it early in the morning and I used Chlamydia instead of using Gonorrhea. Big Mistake!!! I had to spend the rest of my day familiarizing myself with America’s Sexual Diseases at www.cdc.gov. I also remember asking her if I was TJ Holmes or Don Lemon would she participate in my post. You know what her answer was ---- YES!!!! My answer to that: Light Skinned Guys Win Again!!! If anyone has an opinion on the subject let me know? And if you refer to Gonorrhea as the “Clap” let me know as well. I can’t be the only person that uses that term?
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Please welcome fellow blogger and Fraternity Brother Max Reddick from the blog soulbrother v.2 I hope you enjoy this post because it’s a deep one.
“For not only must the black man be black; he must be black in relation to the white man.” ~ Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks
Please forgive me if this runs long. I composed it months ago, and have since revised it to the bare bones. But I really need your help on this one. Please stay with me until the end.
The questions began very early, even before I was prepared to deal with them.
At the time, my son was one of only a few African American children in his school and the only African American child in his kindergarten class. I accompanied his school on a trip to the zoo during a week set aside for the local schools.
His school, with its long line of white children with only a few specks of color here and there, stood in line next to an all black school. My son looked down the long line of white children in front of him and behind him, and then looked over at the long line of African American children.
Then he turned to me and asked me, “Why are all the white kids over here and all the little brown kids over there? And why am I not over there with the little brown kids?”
I was not prepared to deal with that question, and can’t recall exactly what I said. However, I do remember rattling off some abstruse, recondite theory that he would have never been able to understand at the time and then trying to redirect his attention elsewhere. But for the rest of the day, he was uncharacteristically reticent, and often I found him gazing wistfully and curiously at the little brown kids whenever a group of them came near.
Now, both he and my daughter have grown accustomed to either being the only African American child or one of only a few African American children in almost every setting they find themselves. But as they grow older and the relationships and social situations become more complex, I find myself having to revisit the racial question with them all over again.
In a World Surrounded by Whiteness
In their world surrounded by whiteness, I am more worried for my daughter than I am my son. My son is more than secure in his blackness. He is almost arrogant in his blackness even. He wields his blackness like a club, beating those who underestimate his ability, his mental acumen, about the head and shoulders with it.
His friends represent numerous races and ethnic groups. In fact, his current crew is made up of a Jew, a mixed race black/Hispanic, and a mixed race white/Hispanic. However, it is important to note that his crew occupies the middle and upper middle class economic stratum.
But my daughter is not so confident. Often she downplays her abilities. And all of her friends are white. She has had black friends, but they have never been long term friends. She says that the young black girls that she comes into contact with are simply too loud and boisterous, their behavior too outrageous. They are, in a word, too ghetto.
Her last friendship with a young black girl ended abruptly when that friend got into a rift of some kind, and she expected my daughter to assist her in fighting. When my daughter refused, she turned on my daughter and ridiculed her for some time. My daughter was heartbroken.
And I am just being honest when I tell you I am troubled every time I enter her room and practically all the faces staring back at me from the many posters on her wall are white. At this point, she seems to have immersed herself in whiteness. And from my own experience, it may come back to bite her.
I, too, grew up surrounded by whiteness. Most of my friends were white. And it was all fine until we grew older and began to compete for educational opportunities and jobs. Then they grew resentful of my blackness. Then they felt my blackness gave me some unfair advantage.
The first time I was ever directly called a nigger was by my white best friend at the time. Not only did he call me nigger, he moved to attack me in a violent, drunken rage. While he was being restrained, I promptly hit him in the head with a desk lamp.
I learned a lesson that day. I responded by adjusting my world view accordingly. But I was always aware of my blackness and my precarious footing in the white world, and I was confident, almost arrogant in my abilities. However, my daughter seems to be not so aware, not so confident. How will she react if she is ever confronted by a similar situation?
Coming to Terms with So-Called Black Culture
My children and I were out about town recently, when we witnessed a group of black teenagers acting a complete fool. They were loud. They were boisterous. They were profane. So much so that a security guard backed up by the local police had to escort them from the premises.
My son and daughter looked on mildly amused, and when the ruckus had subsided, I heard them joking to one another about the scene that they had just witnessed. I became very upset, however, when I heard them referring to the group of black teenagers as coons and spooks and “ignant knee-grows”.
I was perhaps more upset with myself than with them. I immediately recognized where the pejoratives coons and spooks and “ignant knee-grows” came from. That came straight out of my mouth. If you are ever curious about the faults in your children, examine yourself first.
But at that moment it became plain that my children have created a dichotomy between themselves and their social circle of acceptable African Americans and African Americans of questionable mental acumen, social graces, and moral and ethical standards. They have divided African America into good negroes and bad negroes.
But in all fairness to them, the so-called “bad negroes” have rejected them as well. So many times and for so long they have been ridiculed, sometimes by close family members, for being “too white.” They have been ridiculed for “talking white.” They have been ridiculed for “acting white.” They have been ridiculed for “having white tastes.” They have even been ridiculed for getting good grades and loving to read which incidentally falls under “acting white.”
How do they then reconcile themselves with a culture that rejects them? How do they respect a culture with values that seem to run so contrary to their own?
I have attempted to teach my children who they are, what they. I have attempted to instill in them pride in who they are, what they are. But often I cannot find the right words. Often I am faltering in my speech. And too often I contradict myself in words and deeds.
But in the meantime, I fear they and other African American children like them are sinking gradually into the frigid depths of a cold naked abyss, and I am unable to find a rope long enough or strong enough to throw down to them and pull them to a place of safety.
What advice do you have for me?
18 year old Caster Semenya ran 55.45 seconds in the 800 meters at the world championships. Congratulations to the South African for beating defending champion Janeth Jepkosgei of Kenya…..oh….um….wait a minute. My bad!! I can’t give her props yet. The World Track and Field Federation is requesting Caster take a gender test. International Association of Athletics Federations spokesperson Nick Davies said “this is done on a case by case basis.”
I don’t know how this test works but can’t they save money by having her take off her clothes? I guess the Adams Apple test is out!!! I hope that everything works out for Caster. I think it’s messed up that a woman can’t succeed without being accused of cheating. But if it turns out that she is a he - well the joke is on Track and Field. Hopefully she will get her reputation back but in the meantime can the IAAF please check Ann Coulter.
Apparently Adolf Hitler is more famous in death than when he lived. He probably wouldn’t mind the current shout outs…..well except for being compared to a black man.
Hitler was a fierce supporter of Aryan Superiority (aka….white folks only). I’m sure when Jesse Cleveland Owens was burning rubber at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin it didn’t sit well with Hitler. So it’s a pretty safe assessment to say he wouldn’t like being compared to a half black/half white dude that is President of the United States. On the flip side, a man that has a white mother and a black father definitely doesn’t want to be compared to a Nazi. But here we are again at the crossroads of Race in America.
This foolishness at these Town Hall meetings has nothing to do with Healthcare. Fellow Blogger and Fraternity Brother Max Reddick hit the nail on the head. His blog post was called An American History Lesson for White Folks. It involved the separation of different people (i.e. black and white) with equal interests (survival). Their late 1800’s partnership was thwarted or better yet manipulated by the Rich and Powerful. The special ingredient they used back then to throw a black eye in the game was RACE. Well from the 1800’s to 2009……..I can hear Chuck D in the background saying “here we go again!!!”
When President George W. Bush was running things, people didn’t come with guns to hear him speak. The only thing he had to worry about was dodging a loafer. President Obama’s Security Detail needs a Security Detail to protect them. The Republicans have a vested interest in Obama failing. The Racists have a vested interest in Obama failing. The Lobbyists have a vested interest in Obama failing. Insurance and Healthcare Companies have a vested interest in Obama failing. Politicians that are taking money from Healthcare Companies have a vested interest in Obama failing. In the rush to playa hate on the First Black President, the working class will be the ones that suffer. The people that use the emergency room as primary care will suffer. The people that can’t afford to stay in their homes because they are up to their neck in medical bills will suffer. People are complaining about how we will get the money for a public option but they weren’t complaining when we went to war based on sketchy photos. So when the Rich and Powerful need to push their agenda they use the Race Card. Oh my bad…..it’s not the Race Card in Post Racial America…it’s the Socialism Card.
Every time you turn on your television someone is using the word Socialist. I keep waiting for the corpse of Senator Joseph McCarthy to pop up for his 15 minutes of fame. But instead of Benito Mussolini (sorry Benny but Fascism isn’t vogue) we get some woman yelling Heil Hitler (Video Below). To make Obama look like a monster you call him Hitler. It’s that extra pop and sizzle. You already got the socialism angle working to scare people to death. So why not compare the person you hate the most to a monster. Joseph Stalin is too tame for this one so why not use the man that ordered the Holocaust. YES!!! Obama is going to rule America with an Iron Fist. I can see it right now….illegal wire taps, arresting people with no evidence….um, wait a minute that sounds familiar!!! The people that are against healthcare reform are supporting the racist rhetoric in order to accomplish their goals. In the end, they don’t care who gets hurt in the process. Maybe Obama gets killed in the process who knows??
I’ve never met Hitler before in my life but he can’t be all too happy to be involved in this mess. Using Hitler as a prop in order to keep Grandma from her pills is shameless. For the last time – Hitler doesn’t care whether or not we have healthcare. If he had his way, America would have the same kind of Healthcare as Germany (a multi-payer health insurance - also known as - Public “statutory funds” and Private Healthcare – also known as – A CHOICE!!!!). Is it possible to put Hitler back in his grave or is the Nazi out of the bag? Let me know what you think?
Now you can’t wear shorts when hiking at the Grand Canyon?? I guess 1st Lady Michelle Obama forgot to pack her camouflage evening gown. I guess this is something else for these racist dogs (Don’t get mad at me PETA) to complain about. You have people posting complaints to websites that can’t even spell. This American Education System isn’t worth a damn. It makes one race think that they don’t have a claim to America and the other that they created the earth in 7 days. It’s a birth certificate one week and shorts the next. It’s the GRAND CANYON not the Vatican. Let the haters hate because they have been doing it for 400 plus years.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
"Chris' message was very simple, at some point there will be resistance. He wasn't shy about it. He's just young and opinionated. I didn't consider him a threat to anyone. He represents a generation that wants to make it clear you can only enslave them so much before there's resistance."
~Ernest Hancock, publisher of Freedom's Phoenix
When I heard there was an armed black man around white folks and they weren’t scared I knew it was a set up. In reality it was Another African American Male going out like a sucker. So we all know the story by now, this black dude who goes by the name “Chris” showed up at a Presidential Event in Arizona. Apparently in Arizona you can walk around like Rambo in First Blood, First Blood Part II, and Rambo III. So once again, people decided to come to an Obama event with gat in hand. This has become the new thing to do when Obama comes to town. Bring out the guns, some protest signs and a lemonade stand (the lemonade stand is still being confirmed). At first I thought we were talking about healthcare but I guess I was mistaken. When Insurance Companies told Grandma they couldn’t sign off on the experimental surgery to take out her lead poisoning, they must have been talking about the lead from bullets. But I digress….
So this dude “Chris” (how original – Chris Rock, Chris Tucker, LudaCRIS) was walking around looking like he just got off work from Cisco Systems Inc. If he was going for a fashionable look, his assault rifle did match his glasses. When they were interviewing him, he sounded like the biggest Goober this side of the Mississippi. ***Bells And Whistles*** A set up is coming around the corner!!! The person interviewing him, Ernest Hancock, publisher of Freedom’s Phoenix, staged the whole event. The good folks at Freedom’s Phoenix pride themselves on being a Libertarian Organization. They decided to interview “Chris” to prove a point. Well at 12:27am Wednesday Morning I am still waiting for them to make their point. President Obama was in Arizona to speak to the Veterans of Foreign Wars about improving their benefits. So why were there people outside with guns??? Maybe “Chris” knows the reason. Oh wait… his handlers have him hiding out somewhere. They say he won’t talk to the media because “he doesn’t trust them”.
This Green Mile Negro is being pimped up and ho’d out. He thinks he is part of something big that is going to change America. He thinks they are going to “teach” Obama and the Democrats a lesson and pin the tail on the donkey. Someone should tell “Chris” to get in line to beef on Obama because it goes around the glock…….oops I mean block.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Question: Why put a music link on your blog? Answer: Because radio sucks. Listen to individuals/groups that should be on radio.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Democratic Congressman David Scott has had a rough go of late. The Republicans have hung the healthcare debate around his neck like a yoke on an ox. Congressman Scott attempted to have a town hall meeting regarding a topic other than healthcare. Too bad for him!!! He ended up being portrayed as “another crazy black man” on the news. This healthcare debate…or debacle could have been avoided with a better White House PR plan. Between the Blue Dog Democrats, the Republicans, the Insurance Companies, the Pharmaceutical Companies and the Media this has been a set up from the beginning. None of these individuals have any interest in a quality healthcare system for all Americans. The current healthcare system is a cash cow for most of the individuals above. And they can’t walk away from that kind of money without a fight. So for the past month we have been mislead by a Anti Healthcare PR Campaign. Town hall meetings have turned into shouting matches where American’s argue over false information.
“I heard Obama wants the elderly to give their organs to illegal aliens when they die.”
So Congressman Scott has been a recent recipient of the backlash. The Swastika is the latest accessory for any liberal/socialist that wants healthcare or equality for minorities. You put a Swastika on a politicians sign and send them hate mail and abracadabra: they become Socialists. What I don’t understand is why does the Black Man have to be a Nazi? To compare a black man to Adolf Hitler is ridiculous. This healthcare debacle has brought out every crazy nut in America. People are actually fighting against their own self interests in order to keep a Black Man from being “successful”. I heard an ignorant white man on NPR last week talking about the healthcare plan. He basically said that minorities would get more money from the healthcare plan? Really??? These ignorant white folks are making it bad for the intelligent white folks. Let’s be real people!! If white folks are losing, who is winning? It sure ain’t black folks because we are looking at double digit unemployment rates. Today a man showed up at the President’s town hall meeting with a gun strapped to his leg. People this is Madness!!! If a black man gets this reaction as President, I would hate to see what response a Latino would get? To all these nimrods out here, please stop comparing black folks to the 3rd Reich. My people were the ones that were persecuted. You would know that if you knew your history…oops I forgot. They don’t teach “Real” American History in our schools.
Monday, August 10, 2009
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Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Is the U.S. Presidents main advisor on U.S. foreign policy, and is in charge of negotiations with foreign countries.
Congratulations President William Jefferson Clinton!!!! Even though I’m still salty about the race baiting in the 2008 Presidential Campaign, I will tip my hat to you Sir. You still proved that you are the “BIG MAN” on campus. After the North Koreans talked about your wife like a dog, I thought we would never see those journalists again. Those poor journalists were being used as pawns in the game of politics. I bet next time they are in South Korea they will look for the sign that says welcome to North Korea. FYI: you can’t miss it because it’s surrounded by landmines and armed soldiers!!!
Side Note: Obama still might have to deal with the 3 hikers held captive in Iran. I just don’t understand why people are crossing into countries that we have issues with. Three words G.P.S.
Billy Clint was the ACE that the White House had up their sleeve for special occasions like this. When President Obama selected Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State he was getting a twofer. Bill and Hillary - just like a value meal comes with fries and drink.
Secretary of State Clinton wasn’t getting anywhere with everyone’s favorite diminutive dictator Kim Jong-Il. Every time I see him I think of Elvis, Sonny Chiba, and those 2 ½ days I spent at Freaknik. He doesn’t look like a bad guy. A guy that wears velour jump suits and detains citizens on a whim can’t be all that bad? So like a good husband, Bill went to North Korean to get the prisoners and his wife’s dignity back. I’m sure Obama whispered a word or two i.e.….”go forth and bring peace and prosperity to the kingdom....yada yada.”
If you really think about it, this was the equivalent of two younger siblings calling their big brother to beat up the bully down the street. What is it about Bill Clinton that his presence still hovers over us? His R Kellyesque way of being able to maneuver through the annals of time is incredible. Wow!! Did I just say that? Anyway, I don’t know what he said or how he said it (maybe he promised Kim two nights at the Venetian with an all you can eat Hooters buffet). But the journalists are coming home.
Joe Jackson is an opportunist. Yes I said it!!! I know he has curried favor with some black folks since the death of his son. I feel bad for the family but something aint right in Wonderland. Joe now claims that Michael Jackson has another child!! Hold Up!!! When was Michael having all this sex??? This sounds kinda Bobby Brownesque to me. The kid in question is a 25 year old rapper (how cliché is that) from Norway. His name is Omer Bhatti. Doesn’t this sound like a low budget black movie on Starz?
Anyway, Joe Jackson has placed claim on Mr. Bhatti with this quote "he looks like a Jackson, he acts like a Jackson, he can dance like a Jackson." Wow!! Here we go back to the entertainment aspect again. If he couldn’t dance or sing would Joe still claim him? Another group of kids for Joe to pimp…oops I mean teach how to be stars. His sons are too old for him to beat. Janet Jackson’s career is on the downslide. Rebbie Jackson’s last hit was centipede (that was in 1984). La Toya Jackson…..err….ahh…oooh….eeww….where was I? Joe needs the younger Jacksons to get back in the limelight again. He needs singers, rappers, dancers, and jugglers (he doesn’t really need jugglers but I was on a roll) to help realize his dream of stardom. Maybe he can adopt Ja Rule and get his career back on track.
Monday, August 03, 2009
Pat Buchanan, or as white folks affectionately call him Uncle Pat, is a bigot. I don’t know why this has become the “New American” surprise to progressive Americans. I can understand why younger Americans (teens – early 20’s) are shocked and appalled but not the old heads (mid 30’s – late 60’s). Buchanan has been around for a minute. He is an “old school” bigot - not like these “new jack” bigots. Old school bigots are a slave shackle removed from plantation owners. These new jack bigots use radio and TV shows to build a following. Some of them probably don’t even believe what they are saying. Old School bigots believe everything that comes out of their mouths.
Progressives want Buchanan off the air ASAP but I disagree with them. I know Buchanan can make crass and ignorant statements. I also know that MSNBC is paying him good money to make those statements. But we need Patrick J. Buchanan on TV and radio. Black folks have been living in a comatose state. We have been lulled into a false sense of security by a plethora of negative devices. We have music that degrades black women and TV shows that marginalize our race. Then we have black folks that make a little change and forget they are black. We (yes us black folks) have become too comfortable i.e. fat and happy.
The biggest problem is that some of the black folks before us have failed us. They benefited from the civil rights movement and were able to go to work at America’s biggest corporations. Instead of passing down what they learned from corporate America, they made their money and went about their business. They also benefited from the civil rights movement and went into politics. Instead of passing down what they learned from Politics, they made their money and went about their business. So the generation (their children) after them spent their lives chasing paper. Instead of creating businesses, their children went to work for someone. Instead of forming Special Interest groups and Political Action Committees, their children sat around waiting on other groups to push their agenda. So you ask me “why do we need Buchanan?” Because he reminds us that we still have a fight on our hands. He lets us know that we can’t let our guard down. I know his words hurt but it’s supposed to. This is our wake up call. And I hope to God we are listening.
Sunday, August 02, 2009
After last week we can finally bury this “Post Racial” myth. The false arrest of Dr. Henry L. Gates proved that this country is more divided than ever. Black folks and white folks had the same info but came back with different conclusions. Black folks saw the false arrest of a man inside his own home. White folks saw a guy that was giving the police a hard time. Once again America was on different sides of an issue. We haven’t even discussed black folks that felt the need to defend Officer James Crowley. I’m still shaking my head on that one? Sometimes it’s just best to keep your mouth shut. The same people you step out for get missing when you are in trouble. But I digress……
Sure my views are biased. I’ve been a victim of racial profiling. I’ve been talked to with disrespect by a cop (and I knew the guy…and he was black)!!! So to me, last week was just another week in Blackness. Last week also proved that some white folks know absolutely nothing about black folks. It’s like we have been living on different planets all these years. We also learned that President Obama can’t speak on issues of race. Obama can’t talk about any other issues that will make white folks uncomfortable. As long as he is President he will have to appease the “Mainstream.” Glenn Beck said Obama had deep seeded hatred towards “the white culture.” Really??? Obama's mother is white along with half his family but he's racist? Obama’s family is as mixed as a bag of Trail Mix. Have you seen the man’s inner circle for crying out loud? Sure he’s got some black women riding with him but it’s still a lot of white men hanging around. I believe America's divisions run too deep for us to come together. So Obama should get back to the Economy and Healthcare. He should keep the heat on these terrorists. He also should concentrate on fixing America’s Transportation system. But under no cirmcumstances does he need to give his opinion on race.
It’s obvious that America isn't ready for a real dialogue on race. And I’m sure that Obama wants to move toward racial healing, but we won’t let him. You know the funny thing about all this? Finally we have a President that wants to bring America together. He can’t and it’s not even his fault. It’s ours.