Archive for the 'Politics' Category

09
Jan
09

“Ain’t Shit Changed”

Dude in the soul food joint was adamant about pointing out that while we have elected a Black president, “shit” remains unchanged. By shit, he was referring to the fact that President-Elect Barack Obama and his family weren’t able to move into the Blair House early because Bush and his cronies were hosting an imaginary dignitary which turned out to be the FORMER Prime Minister of Australia for ONE night. I mean damn. You get elected President of a country and you can’t even stay in your own guest house? That is some bullshit.

*I absolutely looooooooove Countdown.

While that is shitty, there is some other shit going on in this country. Particularly, the way Oakland police shot a young man who was handcuffed. When I read or hear about shit like this , I get sad. There was a time that I used to get angry and part of me still does but whenever a story like this comes up…I just get sad.

I can’t exactly explain why I get so sad, other than it makes me realize that no matter how far Black people have come, or will go, in this country there will still be those who don’t value our lives, and shit like this will continue to happen. I get sad because there are still Black people who die for no good reason in this country. I just can’t help but get sad.

*please forgive the overuse of the word “shit” but sometimes you gotta call a spade a spade, in this case, you have to call some shit…shit.
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04
Jan
09

Burger King, You Took it Too Far

I’ve been trying to figure out how I feel about this Whopper Virgins campaign that Burger King is running. On the one hand it makes sense that the people who are most qualified to make a judgment about the better burger are the people who have never had neither. On the other hand, it is a bit much. Exporting burgers to remote locations is wrong on some level, right? Exploiting villagers just to make a claim that you have the best burger is cheating, isn’t it?

It’s really sad that this Burger King-McDonald rivalry has gone so far. I don’t understand why they think it’s so spectacular that people have never heard of or had a hamburger. Now they’re Americanizing these unsuspecting people.

I would be interested to know what the hunger situation is in the villages that they visited. I mean hell, if I’m hungry I’d take a Whopper also.

This is just stupid.

29
Dec
08

The Divided States of America

According to Russian scholar Igor Panarin, the United States will collapse in 2010 and break into six territories, each under the control of a different entity, due to “mass immigration, economic decline and moral degredation”. Alaska will go to Russia, natch. Then Sarah Palin won’t have to step outside of her living room to “see Russia”.

In light of this news, I’m not sure if we should close the borders and break out the Bibles or if I should have my US Dollars converted to Pesos while the dollar still has some value. Or does it?

Wanna know who will be controlling your state after Civil War II? See the map and read the original article.

14
Dec
08

And the Keeping it Real Award Goes to…

(DRUM ROLL)

The Iraqi journalist who tried to take George Bush out with his shoes.

“This is a kiss goodbye you dog!”

Now that’s keeping it real.

Can you imagine being so angry with a person that you throw your shoes at them? Your shoes?! That’s the ultimate sign of disrespect.

*No lame duck presidents were hurt during the filming of this debacle*
19
Nov
08

Where are You?: Dave Chappelle and Aaron McGruder

Very few would disagree that we are currently at a watershed in the history of this country. First Black President, Black Attorney General, economic recession, senators convicted of felonies (okay, maybe that isn’t new…); America is undergoing a lot of change.

Where’s the comedy?!

Times like these, we need to laugh and sadly, there is a lack of intelligent humor. Instead of Dave Chappelle and Aaron McGruder, we have DL Hughley and David Alan Grier. It’s just not cutting it. I’m longing for real satire, the kind that you actually find funny and not insulting on some level.


DL Hughley Breaks the News


David Alan Grier’s Chocolate News

I am sure that DL Hughley and David Alan Grier aren’t trying to be Dave Chappelle (actually, I’m not convinced of that. It would be smart for TV stations to capitalize on this moment in history by trying to recreate the type of social commentary that Dave Chappelle had mastered but that’s a different post…). What I will say about DL Hughley’s Breaking the News and David Alan Grier’s Chocolate News is that THEY AREN’T REMOTELY FUNNY.

Dave Chappelle, Aaron McGruder, we need you! Where are you?! Come back because I can’t support this foolishness!


Dave Chappelle “Black Bush”

05
Nov
08

Where were you…?

44th President of the United States Barack H. Obama

44th President of the United States Barack H. Obama

…when history was made?

CNN is projecting that Senator Barack Obama has 297 electoral votes. He will be the next President of the United States of America.

Where were you?

I was sitting in my dorm room…trying to multitask as usual…twisting my hair, studying for a Latin exam and watching CNN.

Where were you?

16
Oct
08

Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail

I’m hip to John McCain’s game. Everyone else might have thought that slipping the ACORN issue into the debate was just another snipe at Senator Obama’s character but I know the deal. I’m talking about the following quote:

MCCAIN: Yes, real quick. Mr. Ayers, I don’t care about an old washed-up terrorist. But as Senator Clinton said in her debates with you, we need to know the full extent of that relationship.

We need to know the full extent of Senator Obama’s relationship with ACORN, who is now on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, maybe destroying the fabric of democracy. The same front outfit organization that your campaign gave $832,000 for “lighting and site selection.” So all of these things need to be examined, of course.

Preparation is key. Slipping the ACORN statement into the debate was just preparation for November 5th. When the votes are counted and all is said John McCain will blame it all on ACORN. This was his attempt at planting the seed of dissension. Because if Senator Obama becomes president….it’s because ACORN pulled off the biggest sham in the history of American voter history (forget those Grandfather Clauses implemented in the Southern United States in the 1890s to disfranchise Blacks and poor Whites…that’s child’s play).

Of course they need to be examined Senator McCain…of course.




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