Thursday, May 28, 2009

Why did they have to be Black.... because it works....

I watched this yesterday morning and immediately thought, *cough*(Bullshit!). She was involved in a fender bender in Philly, and these 2 Black Males toss her in the trunk of a Cadillac? The only thing more stereotypical would have been to said they smelled like fried chicken and weed and the watermelon in the trunk was making it uncomfortable for her and her daughter.
But the hoax worked for a little while, The Husband was on MSNBC early yesterday morning pleading for their safety, but even he looked puzzled like he didn't believe it.

But why did this make it to the news so fast? I mean a little investigative reporting would have solved this crap. Who kidnaps a woman and child because of a minor accident? Who kidnaps someone and leaves them with their cellphone? Really? C'mon man. But when a White Woman and child are in alleged danger at the hands of the Black Man, call in the National Guard and pull over every Black man you can find..... In Philadelphia..... driving a Cadillac. That task would have taken a week alone, I've seen 10 on "Parking Wars" over the last 2 episodes.

Remember Charles Stuart, the man in Boston who shot his wife and himself and sent police on a Black manhunt. He picked a man named Willie Bennet out of a lineup and only because his brother turned on him, did the case collapse and Stuart eventually committed suicide. People prey and feed upon that fear of Black men and the media takes the bait hook line and sinker. When poor little Natalie Holloway went missing in Aruba, the first two arrests were Black security guards. You put a White Women in harms way and a Black suspect, you get a Nancy Grace wet dream. I hope she's made to answer and explain her fear mongering and apologize.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Abortion Torture, You gotta love a conservative unicameral....

Today, the Nebraska legislature voted to make sure that women seeking to have an abortion, "have the opportunity to see the sonogram" of the fetus. Now first off, let me state for the record that as a male, I feel like I have no relevant opinion on the abortion issue. I can not become pregnant and therefore I will never be in a position to have to make the decision of terminating a pregnancy or not. This can not be an easy decision for any woman. The physical and emotional trauma that it must take on the female body is nothing any man can fathom. So then why, in a largely male dominated government is the issue of abortion so important? If this had anything to do with the penis, it would be off the table, period.

So why intrude government in this procedure? Oh by the way miss, you gotta look at this before we conclude. WHY? Is this supposed to eliminate abortions? The Conservative Right really hates Women and Homosexuals. They protect the rights of unborn children, but want to execute criminals? Does that make sense to anyone? They say children do so much better in homes with a loving family environment, but think homosexuals are attacking the "sanctity" of marriage. No you idiot, divorce, alcohol, abuse, and that new secretary at work are attacking the "sanctity" of marriage. Gay couples can raise a straight child, but that's another topic for discussion....

The Right loves to punish, but doesn't offer any solutions. They want all these babies, but don't want to provide a nickles worth of social services for them. You never hear about abortions in affluent areas, like rich kids don't screw (Bristol Palin anyone?). If you're going to show the woman the sonogram, are you also going to show her the statistics on unwed mothers? The lack of educational opportunities, cost of prenatal care, tremendous support from friends and family, missed opportunities to learn, grow, and be a kid? If the woman is an adult, is the pregnancy planned, does she even want children? This isn't deciding between a Big Mac and a Quarter pounder.

It's about the opportunity for a woman to have the choice, plain and simple. Provide people education, knowledge, resources. Help them make informed decisions. Don't throw pictures in their faces and make them out to be bad people. Don't judge, educate, and maybe we can work together to create to eliminate the demand for abortions.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Brown vs. Board of "Tradition"

It is 2009 right? I mean, I still enjoy watching "Eyes On The Prize" and reading about the Marches, Protests, Sit-Ins, and leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. America wants to put their history behind them, especially the bad stuff. Even with the historic election of President Barack Obama, many parts of this country aren't so fast to open their front doors and let the "outsider" in. They will accept the fact that the must go to school together, if there's no affordable or viable private option. But they'll be dammed if their Son or Daughter mingle with "their kind".

Enter Montgomery County High School in Georgia. There, the kids go to school together, play sports together, even date each other, albeit in the shadows of their parents permission. But Prom Night, 2009, just like every other year since 1971 when the school integrated, the Black's and White's held their Prom's separate from each other. Why? "It's just the way it's always been". Why? It seems they have interracial couples at the school. Many "BFFs" are of different races. So why can't they have a Prom together? Schools are places of learning, most of it is outside the classroom walls. It's where you learn to share, solve conflicts, treat others as you want to be treated, how to make friends, how to overcome heartache. Home is where you can either have school reinforced, or un-learned. Home is where you are told, "Don't talk to THEM" "Don't go out with THEM" "Don't go to THAT part of town".

Tradition is what most racist and bigots hide behind when it's convenient. Ask them a question on camera, and they're happy to have an African American as President. They will readily offer up the fact that they have one or two Black people they consider as "Friends". Black folk will proudly boast of their integrated lives. But if their son or daughter wants to bring one of "them" home or, God forbid, have their arm around "them" in a formal photo. That's not what "good" boys and girls do.

The Parents of Montgomery County GA should be ashamed. Ashamed that their kids, in 2009, are still being anchored in the "Good Ole days". Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education mandated that Separate but Equal is not what it claims to be. Children must be educated in the same classrooms from the same teachers. If only that lesson could be taken home with them.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Is there any honor or honesty in Washington.......

First off let me state for the record, I am not in favor or, suggesting or, encouraging anyone to do what the former S. Korean President did. Now......

The moment any government official or politician, local, state, or federal admits to wrong doing BEFORE some reporter or investigation into their shady deeds will be the first. In fact, I'm willing to go on record and say the first one to do it will get a $100 personal donation to their reelection fund from me. There's all kinds of scandals going on around the country, I'll list a few off the top of my head:

  • The Texas Sheriff who was seizing money and jewels from minorities for 2mph over traffic stops.

  • Haliburton / KBR

  • The Regan/Bush/Clinton/Bush Administrations (as long as I've been alive)

  • Marion Berry (That Bitch set me up)

  • Larry Craig (footsie in the men's room)

  • Mark Foley (congressional page misconduct)

  • Randal "Duke" Cunningham

  • William J. Jefferson (hiding the money in the freezer)

I could go on and on with the help of wikipedia and google but you get the point. Power and money corrupt, and City Halls, State Capitals, and Washington D.C. are flush with both. If this is truly "Public Service" then it's a complete oxymoron to have lobbyists and big business controlling who gets elected and what laws and policies are enacted. People want to bitch and complain that politicians are corrupt, the entire SYSTEM is corrupt.

Bush, Obama, the far left and right, All paid for and beholden to something. The reason you can't drink tap water, have poisoned air, and soil, can't smoke marijuana but drink alcohol and smoke tobacco, can legally buy an assault rifle to "hunt", can't afford to get sick or get cured, pay $6000 for a government toilet seat, billions in bailouts going to greedy bonuses, etc....

.... and through it all, no one goes to jail, no one is held accountable, no one has to answer the tough question. No one faces the music with any dignity or self respect. They get in, get paid, get caught, and fade away to a life of free healthcare and speaking / book gigs. So the former S. Korean President got caught, and he sadly took his own life. But at least he said he'd done to much to go on. Hurt too many people to look himself in the mirror with respect and sense of honor. How many stories have you read recently about Asian CEO's and Government officials resigning amid scandals and dishonor? Even if the answer is ONE, it's more than here.

Take the pay and incredible compensation away from these so-called "public servants". If it's so great to represent the people, the do that for free. Take away the PAC's and Lobbyists, the absurd amounts of money needed in our current system to even get elected. Represent the people, and the money. Every morning from now on, wake up and look yourself in the mirror Mr. and Mrs. Public Servant, and ask yourself, "Who do I represent, and do I do it with Honor and dignity" But then again, they'll probably lie when they answer that too.

Friday, May 22, 2009

All in the Family.......

First obvious question, What qualifies her to be on TV and be some kind of spokesperson for this illegal shit? Ok, now for the rant.......

Is this not the very reason that the world looks at the United States as that spoiled child in the grocerie store who pulls all kinds of crap off the shelves when they don't get their way? The one that sits in front of the shopping cart, screaming at the top of their lungs because Mommy won't buy 25lbs of gummi worms. When the only person you can throw out in the media to defend you is your own flesh and blood, it's time to go away.

You gotta respect their gumption though. Remember when Eddie Murphy "Raw" said that, as long as you keep repeating the same bullshit, at some point she might actually believe that her own eyes deceived her and, "Hey, it wasn't me". If you keep calling TORTURE "Enhanced Interrigation Techniques" the media will repeat it and you'll read it, and hear it time and time again where you really believe that there is a difference. At first, "We Don't Touture", then it was, "We had to act because of a pending attack".... Sound familar? We were going to find Osama "Dead or Alive", then it was the "Mushroom Clouds of Weapons of Mass Destruction", then it was freedom from evil dictators (Who were kind enough to pose for pictures with Bush 41 and Rumsfeld in the 80s). Then it became, "Well, I really don't think about Bin Laden that much anymore."

PEOPLE!!!! This shit isn't that hard to figure out. They got a briefing in August about, Hijacking airplanes and using them as weapons, a month later, 9/11. On the Morning of 9/11, President Alfred E. Bush waited for 7 minutes after being told we were under attack to get his stupid ass out of an elementary school classroom. Less than 6 weeks later the USA PATRIOT Act was passed. This is no coincidence or accident. Do you think all this was created after 9/11? Please, The Neo-Cons had all this ready to go, they just needed the reason and climate to force feed it to the public. (How many of your parents took Castor Oil as a kid because the Dr. said so?) The Nation practicaly gave their civil liberties to the government and it went down like pudding. So what's next? Well let's get rid of Saddam because if we don't, he may drop the goods on us about all the chemical weapons we gave him in the 80s. Not to mention all the oil we can loot. DONE, one problem. None of the Hijackers were Iraqi, 17 were from Saudi Arabia, and we surely aren't doing anything to the 2nd cousins of Bush. So how do we sell this load of shit? We tell the scared public Saddam did it. Couple problems there, The UN might have a problem with it? that's easy, send in the loyal colored cabinet man with our load of power point slides and ice cream truck / ICBM launchers and mushroom clouds and WMD and that pill will go down too. DONE.

So we go in, bomb the shit out of Iraq, but find nothing. Damnit! We need a shred of evidence or the world isn't going to take our medicine. Enter Darth Cheney, "Beat it out of them", do what you gotta, our crack legal team will make it so. But Mr. Cheney sir, now they won't say anything. Do it, again! and again, and again, and again, x 183. And still nothing. Extend the soilders tours of duty, sure, shorten their time home with family, why the hell not, knowing lie to the people about a former NFL Player turned Ranger's death in Afghanistan until the media tells the truth, damn skippy! Bush, Rumsfeld, Addington, Yoo, and Co., they were happy to run out the clock, get out of office and move on, but Vice President Asshole, who never served a day in his life, still plays the fear card and still believes that if you beat the shit outta someone, they will eventually tell you the truth.

Prosecute all of them as far as I'm concerned. If they authorized it, attempted to legalize it, or knew about it and stood by doing nothing, they are all culpable. But like most other things, some unknowing soilder just following orders is the bad guy and the real criminals go unpunished.

God Bless All the brave men and women who have volunteered for the US Armed Services and may they all come home to a heroic welcome home celebration.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Stupidity of the week

After you watch this, you have to say to yourself, What the FUCK! This chick can't even keep her legs closed for a national CNN interview. What ever happened to personal responsibility and accountability? When you went to school, you KNEW that you had no underwear on. When the camera man said, "Cheese", didn't you give one thought to the fact that you're little va-jay-jay and hiding it from the camera?

Girl please, you learned a lesson, and just be thankful you're not on the internet getting passed around by the football team. According to the school district, they can't for sure tell even if it's an "exposure" or not. And if you're so embarassed, why go national with it? Your mama should have smacked you silly and taken you to the store to buy some draws. But looking at her, it's not like the fruit falls far from the tree. I'll be looking for this "model family" on Maury very soon. "...Today on Maury, "My mama took my boyfriend and will do it again"" Gotta love trash.

Is the GOP and the Terrified Left not the most common sense lacking bunch of blowhards you ever heard? Of COURSE they aren't going to be running the streets of Des Moines or Minneapolis or Paducha or ____________ USA. Just because you close Git-Mo, doesn't mean these prisoners go free. But Bush and Co. created it, and when they realized that Americans weren't afraid anymore and that they couldn't waterboard 'em all into confessing a bogus link between Iraq and Osama, they said, "Fuck It!" let 'em sit there and let the next administration deal with it. And the ran out the clock like a Dean Smith 4-Corners offense. Now that the GOP doesn't have the run of Washington, they can complain and scare again and take no responsibility.

Fact is they haven't been able to bring a credible charge based on real evidence against any of them. Once the fear and intimidation from the administration went away, the J.A.G's were able to stop most of the show trials. We've got supermax prisons all over the country, and if we are the "rule of law" nation we claim to be, we'll put together a trial and convict all the so-called terrorists and lock 'em up in prison. But the reality is we paid bountys to lawless vigilanties in the mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan to "turn in Terrorists" and most of these guys were just wrong place wrong time victims. Cheney and his hand puppet G-Dub made this mess and said "Fuck it" when it all went bad. Now someone's gotta clean up the mess.

What makes us safer? Imprisioning persons indefinitely without charges or a day in court on foriegn soil and having a Global showcase of the Hypocracy of Democracy that is the United States of America. Or, for once, showing the world that we are a nation of laws and we will stand up for Truth, Justice, and the American Way, much like what the "Superfriends" taught me on Saturday mornings.