Friday, August 27, 2010

God, if you can hear me, please start hitting people with lightning bolts or turn them into salt. Thank You, Citizen Ojo.

America’s new scapegoat seems to be Muslims. But don’t get too happy Illegal Aliens; they aren’t finished with you yet!!! They are just taking a break right now. First we find out that Muslims want to build a Mosque on top of the site where the Twin Towers fell. Then we find out the Community Center is actually two blocks down the street. So now people are confused between a Mosque and a Community Center. You have to pay attention to the way things are worded on tel-lie-vision. Listening to the reports I thought Bin Laden was building a ranch house next to Mount Vernon.

I could see someone saying this right now ~ That scoundrel!! Who gave Osama Bin Laden the building permit and the supplies to make this happen!!! If he puts one nail in a piece of wood, we are going to protest!!!

I wonder if the ancestors of the slaves that George Washington slept with have houses near Mount Vernon but I digress.......

It appears that The Dove World Outreach Center, a non-denominational church in Gainesville, has decided to mark September 11th with a special ceremony. The church will be having an "
International Burn A Quran Day.” That’s not to be confused with the “International Burn a Bible Day” that is held in Hell. The pastor of this church, Terry Jones , is the author of a book entitled “Islam is of the Devil.” I believe he stole that from a movie title and added the word Islam. I checked the website (they always have websites) and he is really trying to get mileage out of this book. He is selling t-shirts and coffee mugs with the slogan “Islam is of the Devil.” He should see about getting a deal with Starbucks. The website also has a link to the church website. On the church website under the title protest, there was a woman holding a sign that read “God Hates Luke Warm Churches.” I personally can’t stand cold churches. I hate when folks are stingy with the heat. A luke warm church in winter time would be alright by me. Now if it was summer time I probably would be pissed. Oh?!!? Do you think she was talking about something else?

America needs to be honest and admit that we are Islamophobic. How can we not be? We have a buddy buddy relationship with Israel and we are trying to make peace with someone they hate. Have you ever had two friends that hate each other in the same room? I’ve seen cousins fight over a spades game. And we are trying to bring peace to the Middle East?

It must be difficult being a Muslim in American. To live in a country that distrusts you must be hard on your soul. Especially if you were born here….hold up…wait a minute!! For a minute I thought I was talking about Black Folks..but I digress….. My mother taught me to have respect for others. A lot of people do things that I don’t like but I don’t burn their property. My father taught me to judge a man by his character. I can’t blame all Muslims for what some rouge Muslims did on September 11th. In every religion you have crack pots. Christianity was used to co-sign on
military campaigns in Europe and slavery in America. No one person has the moral authority when it comes to who has the better religion. I guess we’ll all have to wait until the Rapture to see what God really says. And that date, should be sometime in the year of 2012. Or at least that’s what was on a sign some dude was carrying yesterday.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Doctor and a Husband's Racist Friends can’t define me.

Dr. Laura Schlessinger ended last week whimpering after getting chastised for saying the “N” Word multiple times (i.e. 11 times) on her radio show. Nita Hanson, a black woman, called Dr. Laura to get help with her 3 year marriage. Her husband, a white man, has friends that make disparaging remarks about black folks. And Mrs. Hanson wanted to know how to handle the situation (this segment should have been called (Oh my!! I think I married a Racist????)

For a full transcript of the incident go here.

After taking it all in and thinking about it, I have a different take on this. I’m not mad at Dr. Laura. I can’t be mad at people for being honest. Apparently she loves using the “N” Word and has been waiting a long time to say it. With phrases such as -

“I don't get it. If anybody without enough melanin says it, it's a horrible thing; but when black people say it, it's affectionate. It's very confusing.”

“We've got a black man as president, and we have more complaining about racism than ever. I mean, I think that's hilarious.”

“Don't double N -- NAACP me.”

you can tell Dr. Laura is using the old “Post Racial” kick as a cover for her hatred. I like when people are honest so I know the “REAL” person that I’m dealing with. Not the fake person that they want me to believe them to be. Just like I’m glad Sarah Palin showed up this week to tell Dr. Laura to “Don't Retreat ... Reload!” Now I know how Sarah Palin gets down too. If she wanted to shore up her “African American” support for any future presidential election, that ship sailed away with two middle fingers in the air.

My problem with Dr. Laura is that she keeps saying her 1st Amendment Rights were taken away. She used her “rights” to say the “N” Word eleven times. And if a sponsor decides to drop her, (which some did) than that is their “right.” There are consequences and repercussions to what we say and do. Listeners and companies don’t have to subsidize racist behaviour. That’s the bad part about speaking out. Some people might not like what you have to say.

My real problem is with Nita Hanson. How did she marry a man that has such a lack of respect for her? How does a man let his friends and relatives bad mouth his wife’s race in front of her? And why is she still with him? Is she in love or just happy to have a white man on her arm? My sister in law is married to a white man. Probably one of the nicest guys I have ever met. But I wouldn’t have any respect for him if my sister in law was running around like Mrs, Hanson. Respect for your spouse goes beyond race and ethnicity. If he lets other people disrespect her, I can only imagine how she gets treated behind closed doors.

One last thing about this “N” Word business!!! The word is tired and dated. To all the racists out there – please stop thinking the word is going to upset me. You no longer can use the word as a control mechanism to make me think I’m less than you. Although you may not see me as an equal, I know my history. And to black folks that keep using the word as if you have a love affair with it. You are the reason that we are in this predicament. You have inadvertently given people permission to use the word. Don’t ask me how or when!! But now everybody wants to say the word and they can’t wait to say it. Everyday politicians, right-wing radio pundits come close to saying it but they never quite get there (unlike Movie Stars). It’s a slick way to use it (for its true intended purposes) and claim ignorance all at the same time (i.e. “I thought it was cool because it was in a song?? Really???) They need to go fool someone else with this. I’m just not buying it!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It took them awhile to get Alphonse "Al" Capone too…

“This jury shows you that the government threw everything but the kitchen sink at me, they could not prove I did anything wrong — except for one nebulous charge from five years ago."

~ Rod Blagojevich, speaking outside the courtroom after the verdict.

Former Governor Rod Blagojevich has beaten the rap. A jury found Blagojevich guilty on only 1 of the 24 counts he was charged with. Say What!?!!? In case you didn’t know, the Former Governor of Illinois was on trial for wire fraud, racketeering, extortion and bribery (not necessarily all in the same order). Don’t you remember hearing him on tape talking greasy ( i.e. trying to sell/trade President Barack Obama’s former U.S. Senate)? But none of that matters in America. As the album title of the great African American poet Jay Z states “Reasonable Doubt.” Is Blagojevich a slick character that can’t be snagged? Nope! But as the old saying goes - every once in awhile, the sun shines on a dogs @ss. He does have instant street cred now (i.e. fake gangsta rapper credit that's only good in the projects). I don’t know what the jury was smoking but they made their decision. Blagojevich’s lawyer made me think that I could have gone to law school. Sam Adam Jr. doesn’t sound like a lawyer. He sounds like a wimpy non-alcoholic light drink. Now that the judge declared a mistrial on the 23 counts, the prosecution will attempt to retry Blagojevich. That sounds like more waste of tax payer money to me. I do wish that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would have been called to testify. Maybe a trial would have kept him busy so he wouldn’t have time to comment on New York State issues. Now that Blagojevich is done with that pesky trial he can work on his other career. Blagojevich the television star!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hey Obama Administration!!! Nobody Likes a Whiner!!!

Every time White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs talks, he makes me miss C.J. Cregg (i.e. a television character that was a White House Press Secretary). When a fake Press Secretary does a better job than the real one, it only means one thing – someone needs to be fired!!! I’ve never liked Gibbs in his current position. He talks to people in a flippant manner and occasionally puts his foot in his mouth. I also haven’t forgotten how he disrespected April Ryan. I know he got the job because he was rolling with President Obama from the giddy up. But when a person isn’t qualified for a job, it really shows. No matter how hard you try you just can’t cover up incompetence. If you don’t believe me, do you remember Michael Brown? Gibbs again showed his ignorance last week but he also showed something else. As suspected, the Democratic Party has an “I’ll call you when I need you” stance when it comes to their constituency. It is even worse when it comes to their most loyal base – African Americans. Last week Gibbs complained about the “professional left” and their complaints regarding Obama. He also said that “these people ought to be drug tested.”

So what is the professional left you might ask? Well the mainstream media says that it’s the liberal media that he was complaining about (i.e. Keith Olbermann and friends). But I think some other people could have been lumped in that category as well. The Congressional Black Caucus (actually any black person that takes issue with Obama), Gay Rights Activists, people for a sensible immigration policy, and Anti War Far Left types could fit in this “professional left” group. These groups voted for Obama in large numbers because he promised change. He also promised each of them a lil sumpin sumpin (as they say in the streets). Well everyone except black folks, he didn’t promise us anything. But again, no one asked him for anything either…but I digress…

It’s not uncommon for religious organizations, special interest groups, and minorities (that includes you too Latino’s and White Women) to tell the president what they want to see during their administration. Sometimes they get it and sometimes they don’t. I wish the president could only hold office for six years. That way we don’t have to worry about them running for office their second year in the job. If they had six years uninterrupted, maybe that would cut down on all the slick talk. Politicians’ spend two years telling you what you want to hear, then four years convincing you they won’t be able to fulfill their promises but you still will benefit from whatever they can do. Wait a minute!! Are we electing Presidents or Pimps? Opps…My bad…but again I digress……

The Obama Administration has no business being upset because people that voted for them are mad. It comes with the territory. President Bush (Junior) didn’t care who was mad at him. He would keep going along with Vice President Cheney’s his agenda regardless of what anyone thought. People are mad because they don’t think things are getting done. Didn’t Obama know that American’s are impatient people? We use microwaves to heat up food and drive thru’s to pick food up. We don’t like waiting on anything. Add joblessness, an endless war, greedy capitalists and you have a recipe for disaster.

Obama promised some of the following:

To ban lobbyists from working in his Administration (White House is full of lobbyists)

To televise debates on C-SPAN (most of the negotiating went on behind closed doors)

To End the War (um….er….eh….next!!)

To End Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (as if this is going to happen)

To provide a Public Option in the Health Insurance Bill (this concept went the way of the Dodo Bird)

SO AGAIN!! It should not be a surprise that his backers are upset. And these are just some of his promises. And God Forbid if you are black and have a complaint. You stand the risk of being chastised by other black folks. You also get ignored by the president himself. I don’t think it’s unreasonable for black folks to ask what is going on with the jobs (green jobs, manufacturing jobs, white collar jobs – any kind of jobs!!). Blacks make up the largest group of unemployed people (also a larger percentage of Obama voters) with black men in double digits. The Obama Administration won’t speak on race issues but will get involved with building permit issues for a New York City Mosque??? And you wonder why some black folks look at the White House with a *side eye*. I’m still waiting on Shirley Sherrod’s beer summit. I need for the Obama Administration to do us all a favor and stop complaining. People don’t want to hear you complain because you aren’t getting love. They want to see you produce. And if they aren’t happy with what you currently have done – work harder!!! The Democrats bragged about running the Senate and House of Representatives when Obama rolled into office. But they have struggled to get bills passed?? Blue Dog Democrats and Far Right Republicans are their problem, not mine!! So why do I have to keep hearing about people holding them back from carrying out their agenda? Either quit complaining or just quit!!! In other words: Don’t get into a fight if you think you are going to get bruised!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

You’ll never get married now Savannah. Blame it on sexy “South Beach.”

Lebron James "forever" girlfriend mentioned that “Miami was not my favorite place” in a People Online article. Apparently if she was in charge they would have ended up somewhere else. From the looks of the skyline in the photo, New York would have been a popular choice. It’s nice that People let her express her views but because she is a live-in girlfriend her say in the matter doesn’t count. At any given time Lebron can replace her with someone young and new. The most she can get is child support and some furniture. Unlike a married woman who can take her husband to the cleaners. What confuses me is that she referred to Lebron as her “soul mate” but they aren’t married? I guess that is how you do when your boyfriend refers to you as a sidekick. Must be some new stuff the kids are doing now. Well she doesn’t have to worry about him proposing now. Sexy South Beach will give him less incentive to say “I do.” She should also expect him to come home late at night and stay out on the weekends. Sorry Savannah, but the parade of clear heels won!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

If Wyclef insists on carrying this “presidential thing” out, I hope he reads this first.

Because of my blog, people automatically assume that I want to get into politics. I always shake my head at that assumption. It would take a gun to the head in order for me to get into politics. I don’t want to spend my days telling people what they want to hear. Sometimes what we need to hear is what we need the most. Politicians of late have been doing such a terrible job that people in the streets want to take their place (yes that means you Alvin Greene). It reminds me of the current downfall of the mainstream media and the rise of blogs but I digress……

Nothing speaks more about citizens running for office than the Wyclef for president campaign. Haiti has had such failing leadership that a rapper wants to lead the country. Next thing you know Hurricane Chris will run for Louisiana State Senator. I personally don’t have anything against “Clef” but I think that Haiti needs more than what he can give them. “The Carnival” was an excellent album but running a country isn’t like laying down a track.

I usually don’t give out advice for free but if Wyclef is going to be a politician, he needs to do the following:

A. Ditch Family and Friends that will taint your name.
Exhibit A – Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick

Kilpatrick was done in when she still supported her loser son through his legal woes. She knew her son wasn’t worth a darn but she kept rolling with him.

She went from this:

To this:

I know “Black folks” like to keep things real but there is being real and being unemployed. If you run for office you have to appear honest and crooked family members will not help that image. That also means you can’t buy bootleg movies at the Barbershop!!!

B. Keep your finances in order.
Exhibit B – Congressmen Charles Rangel and William Jennings Jefferson

Rangel has been accused of not filing personal financial disclosure forms on more than $600,000 in income and assets. His excuse: they were unintentional errors.

Jefferson hid $90,000 in his freezer. Generally there is nothing illegal about hiding money in your freezer unless it was taken in a bride (that would be you Mr. Jefferson). If you look in the dictionary under cold hard cash, you will actually see a picture of Jefferson.

Wyclef is going to have to be accountable for all monies being spent. And word of his misuse of charity money and tax problems don’t help any.

C. Yes! Yes! Yes! You need to micromanage.
Exhibit C – President Barack Obama

I truly hate micromanagers. I especially hate them standing over my desk while I’m working. BUT! Presidents need to be hands on. Obama does too much delegating for my taste. Instead of getting “outside of the box thinking” cabinet members he brought in Project Managers. Because of this he always appears to be hands off important issues. Wyclef can’t appear to look hands off because he already lacks experience. People on the outside looking in will think he is not running the country. This will cause him to lose respect in the eyes of his countrymen and women. Whether building bridges or giving children tetanus shots. Wyclef needs to be involved and personally leading the charge. If you are trying to pass an important piece of legislation don’t stay quiet!?! You need to make the message and sell the message.

I know Wyclef probably won’t read this but I thought I should give it a try. Now that The Fugees album looks like a dream deferred. We can wait for T.I. to announce his bid for mayor of Atlanta. Why?! Everyone else is doing it…