Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hurricane Katrina: 4yrs later, and....

Isn't it quite telling how we're always reminded every year about the events of 9/11, but not the catastrophic event that was Hurricane Katrina? There are no memorial services, no moments of silence, no 24/7 documentaries on cable television that chronicles the event. Nope, it's almost as though it never happened. Here we are 4yrs later and people are still struggling in New Orleans. Well, for me, Hurricane Katrina is one event that has left a lasting impact on my life. No I wasn't there in New Orleans or nearby Biloxi Mississippi, but I did live on the Gulf Coast that day and several months after.

I lived in Pensacola Florida back then, and even to this day it's hard for me to even forget the events leading up to that day, and the days afterward. I don't know what was more terrifying: not knowing where the hurricane would hit land and being in its path, or watching what people endured and realizing that I too could have met such a fate. I'm sorry, but the combination of fear, disappointment, and the eventual anger was enough to make me move from the Gulf Coast the following year.

For the first time in my life I stared southern bred racism directly in the eye, as I watched displaced Black people bussed in to a shelter I volunteered at because "certain people" didn't want them in their "Lilly White" towns or neighborhoods in nearby Alabama. I met and spoke to people at that shelter who had no clue where they were, or even where other family members may be. I saw entire families sleeping in cars, babies and grown men crying; I saw a lot. To this day I don't know if it was worse watching what most people saw on television or living and seeing what I saw firsthand; I can't imagine being at ground zero, could you? And just think: four years later and people are still not where they should be.

I also remember the shock and horror of watching the World Trade Center fall on September 11th. I remember watching and thinking about my mother and the rest of my family and friends in New York City. Yes, that was indeed a morning full of terror, but I got over it eventually. I wish I could say the same thing about the events following Hurricane Katrina because I'm still mad. Sure it could be debated that the gov't had the power to prevent the 9/11 event; a debate often riddled with conspiracies. But I'm sorry, what they did not do in the wake of Katrina, or even in not repairing the levees in years prior is not debatable.

To me, it was no conspiracy, but instead affirmations that the lives of poor people - especially people of color - are disposable. But hey, I guess this would explain why it's easy for "certain people" to argue against social policies in this great nation of ours. After all, the underclass must be preserved at all costs, no? How ironic is it that Katrina has hit this country again in the form of our current economic meltdown? Payback maybe? How ironic is it that there are people who still believe that the gov't shouldn’t do anything to assist it's citizenry in these times while people are drowning...

Hurricane Katrina, just like 9/11 is one event that should never be forgotten. Yes, and just like my man Mos Def says in the song Katrina Clap: "Stop being cheap nigga, freedom ain't free!!" But I guess James Baldwin said it best when he said: "To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time."

And now, I delectably present to you a song, most suitable for the occasion:

Abducted woman returns after 18yrs: Wait, you mean to tell me her kidnappers and rapist were not Black? Something ain't right!

So I caught the news about the woman who is now 29yrs old and reunited with her mother after being abducted when she was 11yrs old. Abducted by two of the sickest religious nutjobs on the face of the earth in my opinion [no seriously, click and read this]. When I first heard the story I thought, "thank God Black kids don't get abducted or ever go missing in this country." I'm actually still trying to wrap my head around why a woman would be party to such an act by a convicted sex offender in kidnapping a child, having sex with her resulting in a pregnancy when she's only 14yrs old. I'm not gonna lie, but when I saw their mug shots on my TV my reaction was typical, stereotypical actually as I ushered the words "crazy ass white folks."

Speaking of which, here's a comment about this story from one of my favorite sites:

It is great that she is finally back home and away from the filthy scum that kidnapped her. People like that should get their skin dyed brown (if it's not already brown) because they are just as bad as the filthy negros and mexicans that infest this nation. []
Ok yeah, so that may come off a tad bit on the racist side; I can't wait for the hate mail to pour in. But there is no denying that "certain people" do some of the most heinous shit known to human beings. No joke, it's as if "certain people" corner the market on that type of stuff. I'm sorry, but to my knowledge, I have yet to hear of a Black reality TV star killing his wife, removing her fingers, her teeth and eventually stuffing her into a suitcase as he high tails it out of the country. No, you don't hear stuff like that. The Black reality star always gets kicked off the show remember? Besides, everybody knows that Black men do not kidnap kids. Why would they when they hardly take care of their own.

The funny thing about this is that some of my non-minority readers and friends, are always quick to point out Black on Black crime as the scourge of our existence next to drugs (which is funny because they never associate drugs with non-minorities). They're always quick to throw out statistics which support the theory that, well, Negroes kill a lot. Sure Black on Black crime is a problem therein, and of itself. But damn, how come nobody ever acknowledges white on white crimes? Is it that there's a competition among "certain people" to see who can commit the craziest of crimes? Let's keep it real, when you heard of the stories I mentioned above, what profile did you draw of the suspects in your head? Surely you pictured a person of color commiting them, right? Hopefully you detected a tone of sarcasm in that last line or question.

Last month, a man in South Carolina put an 8yr old girl in a headlock and shot her twice in the head to death, in the presence of her mother - a woman with whom he had a relationship but was estranged. The child's father was dating this animal's ex-wife at the time. Not much of this, if any at all made national headlines, but yet we hear Ray Ray n' em on the 10 o' clock news every night. C'mon people, lets be honest about this, isn't this bullshit? I would never dare suggest that it's some form of racial conspiracy by making people of color to be the face of crime in the country; please believe, we do our fair share of crazy stuff. But is it just me, or is it that the crazy stuff done by Black people just never get reported? I'm just asking because we never hear about it - D.C. sniper excluded of course.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Show 'em your penis Barack: Birther lunatics say it's the only way to prove if he was born in America

Oh lordy, lordy, lordy; there's never a dull moment when it comes to some of our fellow Americans, I tell ya. Just when I've almost come to the conclusion that these people in the Birther movement are not as crazy, moronic or down right stupid as I think they are, they go ahead and prove me wrong.

Ok, now you know these are the assclowns who are holding firmly to the belief that Barack Obama is actually from the planet Kenya, right? Yeah, right next door to Krypton. According to them he's not a U.S. citizen and therefore per the U.S. Constitution, he cannot be the president.

Well, it would seem that their recent fake Kenyan birth cirtificate earlier this month wasn't good enough. So what are they up to now? They are now suggesting that the only way to know if Obama was born in the USA, is to see if he's circumcised.

Yeah, apparently circumcision is not just a Jewish thing but an actual gov't mandate in this great nation of ours. Here's a bit of the chatter compliments of the fine Americans over at the site Free Republic:

hoosiermama: The only other thing that hit me was that [Larry] Sinclair said BO was not circumcised. When my son was born in a hospital that was done as a matter of routine without even consulting us. Would the same be for Hawaii? OTOH People born at home or in some other cultures are not circumcised.

thecodont: A relative of mine was born (in a hospital) a couple of years after BO's alleged birth date. He was circumcised also (as a matter of routine, not according to any family request).

afraidfortherepublic: My son was born in June of 1961 in a hospital in CA, and the nurses released us because of miscommunication in a day and a half before the circumcision was done. We had to go back to the doctor's office to have it done a week later, and the doctor was NOT HAPPY. My second son was born in the same hospital 4 years later. I don't remember them asking me about it. Routine procedure for little boys.

hoosiermama: Wish we had someone to make a phone call to the hospitols in HI and ask if they routinely do circumcism [sic] and when that practice started.

MHGinTN: You might want to make that call to a Canadian hospital ...

MHGinTN: would have been in Kenya....not Canada.

Natural Born 54 I am having a vision of a court room scene. The judge turns to O sitting in the witness chair to his left and says "I am sorry, Mr. President, but I am going to have to ask you to stand and drop trou ....."
Ok, so no, these people do not represent the republican party officially. And no, they should not be confused with the other crazy tin-foil hat, short bus riders of said party. No, they're not all loons, but by God, why would you want to even be associated with people like this. I swear, if I ever drink the Republican red kool-aid by accident, you folks have my permission to shoot me.

To tell you the truth, I think this is just an attempt to see the presidents wee wee on the sly. Aww c'mon, you know deep down inside "certain people" are curious to find out if the myth is true about Black presidents. Yup, not only do all Black presidents look like, they all have huge Johnsons. To tell you the truth, that's the reason I voted for Obama. What can I say, I'm racist like that. Somehow I don't think these people will feel safe about Obama until he proves that it's his white side that swings between his legs.

Aww man, what's that word again?

How are you gonna be the Executive Director of the SPCA of Richmond Virginia, protest against Mike Vick returning to the NFL, but you're being investigated for forgetting your pet dog locked in the car in the heat leading to its death?

Is that sorta like being pro-life, pro-abstinence only education, and then your 17yr old daughter is pregnant while you run to be Vice President of the United States?

Is it sorta like a preacher who is vehemently against homosexuality, but yet you get busted doing Meth and having sex with men?

Is that sorta like championing family values, but leaving the country to have sex with another woman, missing Father's Day with your sons while being Governor, and future presidential hopeful?

Is that sorta like being a prominent married politician and family man, and having your parents pay off your side action "jump off" quiet about an extra marital affair?

Is that sorta like being a political player in a certain political party who supported end of life counseling in the 2003 Medicare prescription drug bill, but now you're scaring old people (and fools) to death into thinking that the current administration is going to kill them?

Lets see, there's a word for this isn't it? Oh wait, don't they call them Republicans Hypocrites?

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Reason #4080 as to why Black people are wrong when they say we're not a post-racial society

Remember the good old days when race relations in this country was different? You know, back in the days when "certain people" felt the need to hang nooses all over the country as an act of intimidation after the Jena 6 movement took off? Remember that? Yeah, that was back in the pre-post racial days when, well, quite frankly, we were racist? But not anymore; see, unlike back then, "certain people" are happy. Yes, they make a point to go out of their way to show it as they show so much love to our recently elected Black president. You know, sending "special" emails expressing their gratitude and affection. Yeah, some of them would even like to go as far as to give the man a 21 gun salute at these town hall meetings but the cops just won't let them. Oh how times have changed for the better, and I love it.

Check out what happened yesterday:

Four teenagers were arrested in connection with racist phrases and symbols made from strips of sod at an elementary school in the Manassas area, Prince William County police said Tuesday.

The strips, spelling "KKK" and "White Power" with a swastika in the middle, were found about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at a parking lot at Sinclair Elementary School, said Sgt. Kim Chinn, a police spokeswoman.

The male Stonewall Jackson High School students, ages 14, 15, 16 and 17, three of them white and one black, were released to their parents, Chinn said. As of late last night it appeared that they had not been charged. []

Ok, so I know many of you - especially you Black readers - are going to say that it's messed up that a Black kid would be a party to something like this. But see, that's just you seeing the glass as half empty as Black people often do. Uh huh, my non-minority friends tell me that's one of our problems, and who better than they to psychoanalyze Black people, right? The way I see it, this is a triumphant moment in Black history. What this does, is to show just how Black and White people can come together for one common cause.

Sure you might be thinking that if you were the parent of the Black kid you'd be beating his ass 'till dawn. But hey, what type of message would that be sending to the kid, his White friends and their parents. Do you really want to be known as a non-teamplayer? I mean hell, those kids were just having fun just like the kids who hung those nooses in Jena Louisiana. I mean hell, it was a Swastika for crying out loud! It's not like they're not following in the footsteps of some of the adults we see on TV at these town hall meetings expressing their undying love for socialists and Nazis like myself [see my recent post on this].

So look, let's collectively as Americans come together and embrace this event as a necessary act of progression. It's a new day in this country folks, and yes, it is time to move forward and beyond the days of old - circa Jena Louisiana 2006. Lets be honest, it's not like any of those four teenagers in D.C. were charged with anything. The last thing we need is to get a few of you angry Negroes upset over nothing and get to marching and stuff all because of a prank.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

15yr old and 17yr old girls found working at strip club

You know, sometimes I hate my own blog. Seriously, sometimes I hate to even put my fingers to work bringing to light some of the most ignorant shit I come across everyday. But even so I welcome the stuff that my readers send me via email to comment on. Not that there's a shortage of positive stories to promote. In truth I save those for myself and instead, share with you folks a daily dose of dreadful reality known as the human condition. With that said, can any of you tell me what the hell is a 15yr old and a 17yr old doing working in a strip club?

I mean every time I've ever entered a strip club I've been carded, and I'd like to think that they do the same for job applicants. But last week in a surprise raid down in good old Florida by authorities, two teenage girls were found employed by the establishment known as Playmates. What, do we need the Department of Homeland Security doing employment verification as they do with undocumented workers at strip clubs now?

When I read the story I was dumbfounded to find out that the mother of one of these girls never knew that her daughter was sneaking out at night to go to work on a crotch infested pole. But then I read where they said the 15yr old, who has been working there for a few months hasn't been to school since the 7th grade. Listen, I have two teenage daughters, one 16 and the other 15. Um, I'd like to think that my wife and I would be aware of the fact that one of them hasn't been to school in a few years. Yes, not skip a day or two, but rather a few years.

Hello! No wonder this kid is able to do something like she does every night. Don't get me wrong, I've done my share of sneaking out of the house in my day. But c'mon man; sneaking out every night for several months? Look, this is bullshit, and I blame the parent(s) more than I do the child. I mean, if young teenage young men are brave enough to take penitentiary chances by selling drugs as they do. What's to stop a 15yr old who is not oblivious to the fact that sex sells? I'm just saying, whether it's for attention that young girls receive by posting those booty poppin' videos on the internet (like the one above; did you notice the banner advertisement?), or the money. There is no way of escaping the attraction unless you have proper parental supervision.

Like you, I'd like to know or hear the thoughts of the parents of these girls. I guess the local news in that city did as well and hence this following report in the video below. When the news crew showed up at the home to speak with the Rosemary Lumpkin, the mother of the 15yr old they were met by a not so friendly grandmother of little miss 15yr old hot pants. Maybe I'm wrong, but the fact that granny attacked the news crew with a garden tool is telling about her gran-daughter. I'm sorry, the story about these girls is no laughing matter. But thankfully, ole granny was able to entertain me even as disturbing as this story was:

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Van Jones a Communist? Really Glenn Beck? Uh oh, those smart Negroes are always up to something aren't they?!!

I'm gonna go ahead and say it: Glenn Beck is a slimy bastard, and I hope he gets booted off the airwaves. To date, he has lost a host of sponsors of his show due to collective activism, and the efforts of All of this because of his proclamation that Barack Obama is racist and has a problem with white people. And last night I heard he was attacking Obama's appointed Green Jobs Czar Van Jones. Yes, this asshole had the nerve to do what he does best which would be to motivate the ignorant among us with lies.

Check it out:

[you should see the comments to this video on Youtube]

Wait, you mean to tell me that we're still in the 60's where every "revolutionary" was viewed as being communists? Shit, wasn't that the same thing they said about W.E.B. DuBois before he eventually said fuck this country and moved to Africa? We're back on that weak stuff?

Listen, I happen to love Van Jones and what he has been doing for years as a "community organizer". That said, who the fuck is Glenn Beck, and what has he done for anybody but espouse the most idiotic vitriol ever on airwaves to benefit himself as he makes $20 million a year. We've seen this all before, right? Intelligent Black man becomes capable of making moves and affecting positive change, and then he suddenly becomes a threat. You know how they do Smart Negroes; shit, every once in a while they end up becoming president and we can't have that. So, instead of telling people the truth, it's more effective to attack Black intellectualism by using buzz words like Socialist, Nazi, and now Communist.

You wanna know the truth about this whole thing. Van Jones and James Rucker started the organization Color of Change. Yes, the very same organization that is responsible for corporate advertisers dropping sponsorship of Glen Beck's show. Yes, this isn't about Van Jones, or Obama, this is about Beck trying to fight back the best way his punk-ass can. And that would be with lies. I just wanted to take a minute to weigh in on this and as always, tell the damn truth.You see, the real truth here people, is that people of color, who God forbid become educated and attempt to go against the status quo, will always be a threat to the likes of Glenn Beck and the rest of the idiots in this country.

If you have no idea who Van Jones the "community organizer" really is...

check out this following clip and tell me if he sounds as dangerous as Beck makes him out to be:

Um, I don't know about you, but that doesn't sound quite like Communism to me.

DID YOU KNOW: 17% of heterosexual males use vibrators on themselves? Ladies: Do you know where your vibrator has been?

No seriously, did you even know that? I didn't but I heard it on the radio this morning as the result of a recent study conducted at Indiana University. I thought it was funny hearing the results of this "booty-breaking" study on The Tom Joyner Morning Show of all places. I'm just saying, you know how the Black community is sensitive about anything perceived to be homosexual. Oh c'mon, don't front; I'm sure when you read the title to this post you had images of some gay dude playing hide the salami with himself just like I did.

I'm sorry, but that's just the culture within which we live. Let's be honest here, we men in this perpetual patriarchal society all have that secret pornographic fantasy to come home from a hard days work, only to walk in on a woman pleasuring herself. Oh don't tell me I'm the only one who has thoughts like that?!! But anyway, I'd like to think that this is not a secret fantasy for women. I could be wrong, but I doubt a woman would be comfortable or dare I say turned on by walking in on her man pleasuring himself with a vibrator. Talk about an awkward moment, right?

But hey, 17% is a relatively low number, but still significant when you think of it. I mean, if you're a woman my age (I'm 39yrs old) you've probably had sexual encounters with about at least 50 different guys. Oh yeah, and don't sit there trying to fool me when you respond to this insisting that having sex with 50 different guys at that age is extreme. Ok, so maybe 20 different guys. But still, that would mean that at least 3 of them pleasure themselves with vibrators. And that's not counting the one bi-sexual dude who you were always suspicious of.

Can you now imagine going back through the archives and trying to figure out which of the guys you slept with who may have done something like this? Scary isn't it? Even scarier is the thought that he may have used your vibrator a time or two. Actually, what it does is put a whole new perspective on masculine perceptions. No for real it does. From here on out you're going to look at men differently. Am I wrong ladies? But hey, it's been said that knowing is half the battle. That said, you women need to figure out a way to squeeze the "do you use vibrators on yourself," question in speed dating sessions or at the nightclub on weekends after a guy buys you drinks.

QUESTION: How would you feel walking in on your man using a vibrator on himself?

How Capital Punishment Can Be Fun For The Whole Family (white family)

Recently, while sitting on death row, Troy Davis received some great news. No, he has not been exonerated and cleared of his conviction. And no, he is not set to walk out of the prison gates anytime soon. Instead, Troy Davis' appeal for a new trial in light of new evidence was reviewed and granted by the United States Supreme Court. In my opinion, this news is a testament to the hard work that many here and around the world have exerted on behalf of Mr. Davis, truth, and justice, through activism.

As his new trial is set to start, we must all remember the undeniable truth of not only our judicial system, but more specifically, Capital Punishment here in these United States:

Um, just for the record, being the almighty racism chaser, and champion for truth and justice that I am. I hope you enjoyed this presentation and illustration of what Rush Limbaugh has asserted in that racism is made up, and a figment of the imagination of liberals. Hey, somebody has to put this stuff out there. And here's to hoping that the truth shall set Troy Davis free.

Monday, August 24, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: Rappers now forced to drop the "N-Word" - Where all my Socialists at?!!

Ok listen people, I've got good news and bad news. The bad news is that the president of the United States is Black. The good news is that race relations have improved and with his success, we're no longer niggers. Instead, Black people are all now Socialists or Nazis. Don't you love it? The NAACP had a mock burial of the "N-Word" a few years ago as a symbolic gesture in protest of said word. As I said, it was a symbolic gesture; in reality the word lived on among our caucasian cousins and ourselves. What the NAACP should have done instead, was to spend some time and effort into getting a Black man into the White House. Whether you love him or hate him, you cannot deny just how effective and forward thinking he is, and what he's done for Black America:

I don't know about you, but as a Black man in America I'm glad that we've moved up from such a derogatory word. Isn't this great for our country? Seriously it makes me proud. OK, so yeah, "certain people" are still a little bit upset at the fact that a Black family gets to use the bathroom in the White House without asking for permission man is directing public policy in such a major way. And yeah, some of them may feel threatened by this. But even so, even they have given in to the winds of change and are now expressing a more acceptable term of endearment such as Socialist and the new N-Word...Nazi? Which is something that's pretty cool because we'll no longer be forced into that whole "Nigga" vs. "Nigger" debate like we've been.

This is all revolutionary for America people. Actually, what it does is put racism ambulance chasers like myself, Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson out of work. I mean after all, people like us are always quick to pull the race card when it's not even necessary, right? Not only that, but finally people will stop bitching about rappers using the old "N-Word". They're now forced to start sending obligatory shoutouts to all the socialists on lockdown, and in the streets who represent for all the real Nazis in the hood. Oh that bitches and hoes thing? We'll get to that in due time; baby steps people, baby steps. What's more important than that right now is, what are we gonna call Wiggers from here on out? Man, socialist please! Don't act like there aren't any wannabe Nazis among us like Tim Wise and Barney Frank.

Recommended reading: Hitler is the new Nigger by Brother U

(Hat-tip to We Are Respectable Negroes for the video)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Black mentally challenged man beaten to death at a karate dojo because he claimed to be the master, and taught by Jesus.

I don't know if you've heard of this one; I kinda stumbled on it. But anyway, there's a video recently posted on the internet which shows some kind of Karate expert taking it to this guy pretty hard. The video is reminiscent of an old Karate Kid movie where the Sensi or chief ass-kicker instructs his student to, well, pretty much destroy his opponent and show no mercy. The sad thing about this video is that the guy who takes a beating is mentally challenged. I watched the video, and I have to tell you, it gets a bit disturbing at the end. Just like an episode from Cold Case Files, this video has surfaced to implicate the instructor Bobby J Blythe of a crime, because the subject of said beatdown was found dead in a dumpster some years ago, allegedly just after this incident.

Check it out:

Now, I don't know if this is real or not. OK, the asswhoopin is real, but I don't know if it is true that this guy died as a result of it. For all I know it may be just another one of those internet hoaxes. Even so, I found it disturbing. OK, yeah, so maybe dude saw The Last Dragon one too many times, but did they really have to do this to him? Hopefully this is all just some Blair Witch Project type bullshit tape that's currently making the rounds on the internet. If not, and if the Sensi and his sidekick Sho-nuff is still alive, it's my hope that they be brought to justice.

From what I dug up, this is what the Sensi (Bobby J Blythe) in the clip had to say about the incident:

"This dummy was in my shopping center while I was on a Bodyguard Job in Washington, DC. This guy was in the Pizza Hut eating pizza off the plates of others and the Pizza Hut Manager ran him out with a pistol. Later the very same day, police officers were called to remove him from a nearby pharmacy after having been caught reaching into customer's purses. A short time after that, he visited a Napa Auto Parts store next to my Karate Dojo and told the management he planned on teaching in that Dojo and that Jesus taught him.

The Napa guys told him he was confused (their polite way of warning the man against such action), but not wanting to miss a show, they told the man they would close early just to watch and that he must not know the owner, which is nobody to play with.. Needless to say, the police pulled him out of the dumpster behind my Karate Dojo where he was neatly placed. Semper Fi to all my Marine brothers. The karate student in the white is also a Marine Sgt. and a brand new Black Belt. Never get stupid with a Marine, you could get jacked up and have your clock stopped."
Beating up on retarded people? Um, that ain't right! Like I said, hopefully this is all a hoax. When you think of it, this allegedly happened way back in the early 80s. Being that far back it's kind of hard to imagine that a case like this went unsolved. But hey, this was a Black mentally challenged guy we're talking about here and not actually "Rainman".

UPDATE: Well, apparently this is no hoax and it is very real per the following news report...

There is no statute of limitations on murder or facilitating one. Lets hope that this product of the United States Marine Corp is brought to justice and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bill Collectors: Striking fear into the hearts of minorities more than the Klan, as the vampire army of Corporate America

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Hat-tip to my sister Seattle Slim over at Happy Nappy Head for this one]

So this week, parts of the recently passed Credit Card Act 2009 goes to work -- score one for the little guys. As of right now credit card companies must immediately begin to mail bills at least 21 days before their due dates and provide at least 45 days notice before making a significant change to their rates or fees. Considering that contrary to what the WuTang Clan believes, credit rules everything around us and not cash. I suspect credit card companies may not be too happy about this.

Hopefully in their angst they do not resort to stuff like this:

If they should so desire to become aggressive as the bill collectors employed in the video above, thankfully New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has stepped up to make a difference in his state. Yes, and I suppose this is why Dorothy Gilbert will now become the face of the new Economic Civil Rights Movement. Ok, so there's not really a new movement, but there should be. In these economic times where Blacks and other minorities have been disproportionately affected negatively, I suspect that there are more abuses in practice other than that of the Benning-Smith Group, the Western New York debt collection company in question in this case. Yes, I'm sure there are more "lazy" and "ghetto" women and people of color around the country.

You know, like this:

Yes, this is something that is not exclusive to the great state of New York. It is my form belief that these practices occur everyday all across the country. As with anything I pretty much speak upon as far as injustice is concerned on this blog. I would say that much of what we see occurs as a result of a lack of knowledge. As consumers, or more specifically minority consumers, we should arm ourselves with information so as to combat the systematic economic and financial racist practices we encounter.

For example, we can start by:

Knowing our legal rights as consumers [link]

Avoid dealing with debt collectors after the statute of limitations has expired. [link]

Keep good records of any dealings with debt collectors. [link]

Request verification on any debt that you feel is incorrect. [link]

Always get an agreement in writing before making a payment. [link]

If your rights have been violated, file a complaint with the FTC. [link]

I'm only suggesting that we arm ourselves because as minority consumers we cannot hope to wait for the gov't to pass legislation to counteract predatory lending as they did the credit card reform act; if you don't believe me CLICK HERE. Yeah, not only can companies prey on minorities, and poor people for profit, evidently they can degrade and intimidate them as they did Dorothy Gilbert in New York. This information is not solely intended to protect minorities but every consumer in this country. My focus as with much on this blog happens to be minorities because it is our condition, especially economically, that is a measure of the American dream. If we arm ourselves and hit them where it hurts the most, hopefully things will change, and we can sleep better at night and not worry about the American nightmare of being in debt.

Friday, August 21, 2009

This just in from the "This N*ggas Crazy" files: "White folks not gon' take it no mo'!!"

Listen, I don't know if you people actually watch videos posted on blogs. I suspect that some of you value your time and as a result you would rather read than to watch a video. Listen, I spent 10 minutes of my precious life watching the following video by Pastor David Manning. No, my life isn't any better for it, but dammit I had a good laugh, and maybe I'll live longer because of it. Not one to keep a good joke to myself, today I offer you the stultifying performance of this years leading nominee of my annual "Coon Award".

Pastor David Manning Ladies and Gentlemen:

Did you find this as funny as I did? No seriously, I laughed my ass off at this guy. And why? Because obviously this Negro is scared. Can you picture him in the days of slavery? Shit, forget the days of slavery, this clown probably still picks cotton for free every Wednesday just before prayer meeting. No this fool didn't say, that there are White militant groups forming right now and he's praying for their success; and, that he hopes they let him join them. I dunno, I haven't been to church in a long time, but if this guy was here in Memphis I'd go every Sunday. Yes, this is the type of sermon I can appreciate; shit like this makes me laugh; and for that, there'd a be a good tip thrown into the collection plate every week. I'm sorry, but Dave Chappelle's "Black White Supremacist" skit has just been officially murdered by this man. Yes, "Clayton Bigsby" ain't got shit on Pastor Manning.


Guest Blogger: 10 Top Excellent Blogs by Police

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hidden Racism: Gender of Black female South African runner questioned. They should test those ugly female Eastern European athletes as well.

Today I find out the sex of my unborn. Never before have I been excited in anticipation to see huge balls instead of a vagina. See, you have to understand. In my house, I am a minority; yes, I'm the only male. I'm a married man with three daughters and from the looks of things, this is my last shot. So needless to say, though excited, I'm a bit nervous. Speaking of nervous, 18yr. old South African runner Caster Semenya may be a bit pissed off rather than nervous right about now:

Now see, that's just messed up to me. Hearing a European White man say "this is suspicious," as that fat bastard in the video above said is insulting. Lemme see, aside from looking like Lisa Leslie's little brother, and Serena Williams when she was the ugly little sister with those beads in her hair, she looks female to me. But to suggest or cast "suspicion" because she kicked a bunch of White girls asses? You saw the video above; she kicked they ass! It's one thing to question her gender because she looks a lil bit like Terrell Owens, but come on man?!!

I mean is it that White folks are fed up, and tired of losing? What's next, are they gonna test Jamaican world record holder Usian Bolt to see if he's a cheetah? I tell you what. Lets start testing those eastern European female athletes we see competing on the world stage. Yeah, I've seen some of those White chicks with uni-brows, hairy legs, thick mustaches and built like Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan the Barbarian, but nobody ever says anything about testing them. So yeah, why don't we test "Helga" and the rest of them.

Listen Black people, we have to get together and stop this. This is scientific racism at it's finest. Yes, it's like that whole Bell Curve thing all over again; and, in Germany of all places; I guess they're still not over that whole Jesse Owens thing. If we don't stop this you know what's gonna happen? I have the sneaky suspicion that my melanin deficient cousins here in America will get the hint and start testing those nappy headed hoes sisters in the WNBA, and Jody Watley. And y'all know that shit would not be cool. I tell you what, if I was her father I'd be pissed too.

But all of that aside, what if she was a man?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I guess PETA has given up on Michael Vick and has moved on to fat women. Yup, let's save the whales.

I don't know, maybe I missed it, but did a big girl get caught-up in dog-fighting or something? I try to stay abreast of the latest news but I think I missed this one. Down in Jacksonville Florida PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has launched a new ad campaign promoting veganism. Pictured above is one of their billboards with the caption: "Save The Whales, Lose The Blubber: Go Vegetarian."

Here's their press release:

A new PETA billboard campaign that was just launched in Jacksonville reminds people who are struggling to lose weight -- and who want to have enough energy to chase a beach ball -- that going vegetarian can be an effective way to shed those extra pounds that keep them from looking good in a bikini. [....]

Anyone wishing to achieve a hot "beach bod" is reminded that studies show that vegetarians are, on average, about 10 to 20 pounds lighter than meat-eaters. [...]

"Trying to hide your thunder thighs and balloon belly is no day at the beach," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "PETA has a free 'Vegetarian Starter Kit' for people who want to lose pounds while eating as much as they like.[source]

Ouch! I gotta give it to them, they sure now how to get attention. Way to go being sensitive and empathetic towards women with image and weight issues. I guess as an organization you can get away with that sort of brutally honest advertisement campaign especially when you hire Playboy models scantily dressed in lettuce leaves to promote veganism. Which is actually funny because most of those women, usually get their start at Hooters serving hot wings with their titties hanging out.

I don't know if plus size women are going to rally together and protest PETA for the unethical treatment of "big-boneded women" (I hate when people use that term but it's better than fat chicks), but I think they should. I sincerely doubt whether this campaign will have any impact and I view it as just another publicity stunt. But hey, PETA pretty much makes life hard for people so why not protest them. Some women may find this sort of ad campaign to be quite sexist and exploitative. But hey, isn't this how our society works. Last time I checked sex still sells, no?

And on the 7th day, God made Brett Favre

Evolutionists and creationists may not agree on very much. But the one thing they do agree on is that God did not rest on the seventh day. No, who needs rest when you're God. Instead of lying around watching tractor-pull what God did on the seventh day was to create Brett Favre. That's right, and then immediately after that he created Vince Lombardi and Lambeau Field; and hence the Green Bay Packers. Listen, RiPPa is a serious Green Bay Packer fan. Even so, I'm excited that old number four is back to give it a go for his 20th season.

Ok yeah, some of you are disgusted about all the media hype, and the on again off again retirement. Yeah, I understand how some of you think he's trying to take Mike Vick's moment in the spotlight. But did any of you get tired or expressed your disgust at that dude Jesus Christ when he woke up from the dead? No you guys didn't, and him walking out of that grave was the best thing for you believers. Well see, Brett Favre is to football what Jesus Christ is to Christians. Yes, I love that man and I believe in him. Truth be told, he's probably the only White man in the world that I would ever fellate. Ok, forget that I said that last line and understand that to me, he's omnipotent and I'm a huge fan. Sure he's from Mississippi and may be a closet Klansman, but do I have to hold that against him?

So while I sit back and watch people vent their frustrations with the guy, just know that RiPPa is ecstatic. Hell I even picked him in a Fantasy Football league this past weekend before the big announcement of his return. Sure it's gonna be hard cheering for the Vikings and the Packers who are both in the same division. But hey, you cannot beat the subplot. As a football fan you gotta love the fact that Brett Christ has a chance to compete and go up against his old team this year especially after the way they pretty much dumped him about a year ago. Yeah, they dumped him, and I don't wanna hear jack about indecision and Brett either. But that's ok, hell people shitted on Jesus Christ too as he walked to his death. Yes, and some people are of the opinion and are actually wishing that Brett meets the same demise.

Uh huh, I've read comments from people who would love to see nothing more than his failure or some season ending injury. As a fan of the game I cannot understand how a person would wish for the injury of a player if their last name doesn't rhyme with Homo. Commentary like that, though disheartening just makes me more pumped to see old number four prove everyone wrong. From all accounts the Minnesota Vikings are excited and I'm actually happy for them. Because seriously, arriving in town is nothing but another blessing from God sorta like when Reggie White signed with Green Bay back in the day. Yes, I'm thinking the Minnesota Vikings would love nothing more than to be contenders and have people forget about that infamous boat ride from a few years ago.

Yeah, all of you people hatin' on Favre are just racist. Oh wait, you didn't think I was gonna get through this post without pulling the race card? C'mon, you know what this blog is about. So yeah, all of you Negro Favre haters are racist. Michael Jordan came back twice and none of you said shit. Then y'all talk about how Brett is an old man, but yet cheered for George Foreman when he came out of retirement at the age of seventy five and was knocking heads off. Hell, most of you still cheered when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was throwing up skyhooks when he was ninety three. Come to think of it, it's not only a race thing, it's an age thing as well. I say give the ole boy a chance, and stop hatin' on him because he's White and not Black like Jesus.

Beauty is not only skin deep; it's expensive. At least that's what I think about the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) president.

I usually try and dispel stereotypes of Black people with this blog, and today I'm not going to be any different. With that said, allow me to ask the following question: have you ever seen an ugly sister as member of the Black Greek Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) sorority? If you have lemme know. No joke, send me a pic if you have one. I don't know about you, but I've never seen an ugly AKA. All the sisters back in my day who were in that sorority were some of the finest sisters, and most beautiful women on campus. Not saying that all the other sisters in other sororities were ugly. It's just that there seemed to be a certain requirement to being an AKA. Uh huh, yeah, I know you giving me the side-eye right now. And no I'm not gonna even talk about the sorority that had all the heavy set dark skinned sisters. What y'all think I'm some kinda shit starter on here...(pause)...? There are certain stereotypes which have historically followed the AKA sorority, and it just just another one of those things that have us brothers and sisters screwed up. Even still, I must say that this following story doesn't help refute said stereotype:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the nation's oldest black sorority are alleging more financial misdeeds by their president, who is already accused of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars of the group's money on questionable expenses, including a wax statue of herself.

Eight members of Alpha Kappa Alpha filed a lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court in June seeking to remove international president Barbara McKinzie.

Now they say she received nearly $500,000 in questionable payments from the Chicago-based sorority over six weeks this summer, starting June 19, the day before the lawsuit was filed.

The lawsuit says McKinzie spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in AKA money on herself, some of it to pay for the statue to be displayed in the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore.

It also alleges that McKinzie bought designer clothing, jewelry and lingerie with the sorority credit card, then redeemed points the purchases earned on the card to buy a big-screen television and gym equipment.

The lawsuit questions the legitimacy of $375,000 in compensation that McKinzie received in 2007, saying it was never approved by members. Past AKA presidents have received only small stipends, said Edward W. Gray Jr., an attorney for the sorority members who are suing.

The latest allegations stem from copies of checks that Gray said were sent to the plaintiffs anonymously. The checks, for a total of $499,699, are made out to McKinzie by the sorority. The copies have been posted on a Web site the plaintiffs set up. [read the rest of the story]

Now ain't that ugly? You spend $500,000 on yourself for jewelry, clothes, lord knows what else, and a f*ckin statue? A statue?!! Hell, Martin Luther King Jr. doesn't even have a Washington Monument built in his honor just yet, but you're paying for a statue of your likeness? Look lady, obviously that cute "skeewi," shit has gone to your head. You ain't gonna tell me that this sister doesn't think that her shit don't stink. I mean seriously, $500,000 of other people's money? You know how many bake sales they had to raise that type of money? Damn, I known being cute is expensive, but I'm sorry, Barbara McKinzie, you ma'am are trippin. She may not be photogenically challenged, but clearly she's out of her her rabbit ass mind.

I know it's always been said that power corrupts. But I wanna believe that if she was a member of the ugly fat dark-skinned girl sorority she would not have done such a thing. Yeah, ugly sorority members just don't do things like that. But I guess when you're the president of the cute girls club you can just say screw using the money for community activism and giving back. And to think, kids are having a hard time paying for college these days. Oh well, they may not be able to pay tuition, but they can sure go to the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore and see what cuteness looks like.

QUESTION: Am I wrong about the Black Greek sorority stereotypes?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Black guy with a gun at an Obama town hall meeting? We don't believe you; you need more people! (UPDATE: He IS a plant)

Last week when I suggested that town hall meetings on health care reform should go light on the presence of gun totting "Elmer Fudds". And instead have my man "O-Dog" of Menace II Society show up with a gun, this is not what I had in mind:

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It is my firm belief that this dude was a plant. Yes, I seriously think he was picked up at the Rent-A-Negro store somewhere in Arizona, and I'm willing to bet that John McCain was the one to do it. After all, Arizona is his home state, no? Considering that much of the protests have been staged and anti-reform protesters have been brought in from other cities, that's going to be my belief about this guy. I'm sorry, but that brotha was a little too calm for me to believe otherwise. I dunno, maybe it was the tie and Roger from What's Happening glasses that gave him the confidence. I'm just sayin', you know how smart brothas have been standing up to law enforcement lately and making the news.

Speaking of confidence, when interviewed by The Arizona Republic, he refused to give his name. Not only that, when asked why he felt it necessary to pack his AR-15 assault rifle, he responded, "Because I can do it," and, "In Arizona, I still have some freedoms." Listen here Black people. Before you Negroes get too happy and think Arizona is the land of milk, honey, and Negro freedoms. Remember that those muthaf*ckas raised hell back in the day about recognizing Martin Luther King day as a national holiday.

And personally this attempt to fool me pisses me off and is insulting; especially since the media all focused on the Black guy with a gun rather than the other men reported to be openly packing heat as well. Shit, if they wanted to convince me that this Negro was real the least they could have done was put a doo-rag on his head, throw some gold in his mouth, and have him hugged up next to a White girl. Sorry, but the Black Panther in Birkenstocks thing just wasn't working for me.

UPDATE: Hat-tip to AverageBro of for this next video. Basically this video proves just what I said in the post above. Yes, this clown works with If you click the provided link you cn see what they're about. At any rate, yes this dude was a plant, and again, strategically positioned to push an agenda and or movement. I guess Larenz Tate wasn't available for booking so they got this guy (read my last post on guns at town hall meetings to get that joke).

Check it out:

Monday, August 17, 2009

Protesting Michael Vick's return to the NFL will not stop people in the far east, or the NFC East from eating dog meat - so why even waste time.

I mean seriously I wanna know why even waste time protesting. I don't know about you, but not only do I love NFL football, I love me some Chinese food. Yeah, I know it's probably just some ole stereotypical shit for me to suggest that Chinese people eat dog and cat meat. Yeah, and that probably makes me as racist as the next guy. But hey, I've watched Bizarre Foods with that Zimmerman dude on the Travel Channel, and it's true; they do eat dog meat in China and elsewhere in the far east. Considering we're indebted to China, there's no telling what they may be sneaking into our refrigerators [read this]. But I don't see anybody protesting Jackie Chan at Rush Hour movies. Jokes aside, if Vick was never allowed to return to the league there would be no protest, and dogs would still be euthanized at animal shelters.

Oh you didn't know that happens? Uh huh, it sure does. According to a study done by National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy back in 1997, 64% of animals in shelters are euthanized; yep, 56% of dogs and 71% of cats that enter shelters were euthanized. Yep, the animal shelter is sorta like the Auschwitz Concentration Camp of the animal world. Yep, they kill animals for whom a home cannot be found. But yet, they're protesting Michael Vick? Seems like they'd put forth the necessary energy into finding homes for these animals instead. Mike Vick is currently working with the Humane Society and being a part of the solution. And what are the protesters doing?

I guess you need a high profile celebrity as a target to gain attention to your cause. Yep, I get it now. And what better a profile than a Black man who was convicted of a crime. Oops, I mean a Black men who just so happens to be rich because White America has allowed it. Ok, so yeah, I know you're probably thinking that everything isn't racial, and that all Black men who go to prison isn't Nelson Mandela or Martin Luther King Jr.; yeah I know that's what you're thinking, and yes Vick deserved to be punished. But did the punishment fit the crime? Further, does he deserve all this negative attention even after he has been contrite? It's not like he's actually been channeling his inner Tupac Shakur and screaming f*ck the world now, has he?

The man has paid his debt to society, but I guess that's not good enough. Maybe I'm wrong, but I seriously doubt that if Brett Favre (the best quarterback to play the game; what, say something!) was convicted of the same crime there would be less hoopla. No joke, I really believe that. If Brett did that, I doubt he would have gotten prison time. He would have been given a light slap on the wrist for doing what the good ole boys do in the south. And you know why? Because he's not some poor kid from the ghetto who (was lucky to have White folks throw him millions; you know how they take care of their slaves these days) blew an opportunity to make millions. Having said that, now I understand what Vick means when he says that he now realizes that playing in the NFL is not a right but a privilege. Shit, Mike Vick killed some fighting dogs and did time in prison for it. People should stop acting like he ate them and let the man live.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sandra Rose is a Slave Catcher - according to her, Black folks don't read. We may not, but we sure do know ugly. And you ma'am are ugly!

So I'm sitting at the PC enjoying a lazy Saturday afternoon as I spend time on Twitter. Its been quite some time since I've actually spent any time on there and actually tweet. Lately I've been more of a voyer in that regard, but today was different. I was having a great time sending out pearls of wisdom tweets which leaned heavy on the sarcastic, and having conversations with some really cool people.

While doing so, I was observing the chatter coming from conservatives about Obama, and health care reform. I even followed a link one of them put out to an article that insinuates that health care reform was Obama's cleverly designed reparations policy for Black people [read it here]. Yeah, they suggested that health care reform was indeed another Affirmative Action policy. Yeah I know, I wanted to throat-chop the person who wrote that article. Reparations? Imagine that?

So anywhichaways, I'm having a good time going back and forth with people having great exchanges and conversation. It was then that I noticed Sandra Rose, a supposed A-List blogger tweeting and throwing some serious daggers at Barack Obama and his policies. I even questioned her on one of them and she never responded. No big deal; she doesn't know me nor do I know her; so, she doesn't owe me anything. She continues on her tweet rants and clearly as evidenced by what she was saying, she's believeing all the misinformation, and disinformation concerning the proposed bill. Then she went on to say this, or send out this tweet:

@SandraRose: I would post more links exposing the ObamaCare fraud, but as you know, black people don't read.
Hold up, is this famed Celegrity Gossip Blogger asserting that Black people don't read? Really? I'm sorry, but for a Black person to espouse such vitriol is slave catcher behavior to me. Lemme guess: Black people don't read anything but bullshit celebrity gossip, right? Either that or all of her readers are white? I know this wench didn't forget her color. Now you know that's not it because when you look at her pic she clearly is Black. I'm guessing she's forgotten that. Yeah, she has obviously forgotten that she looks like Ms. Jane Pittman mixed with Celie from The Color Purple, and a splash of Meerkat. Period point blank it gets no Blacker or uglier than that, but my guess is that she was projected some of her self hatred.

Look, I don't care about how she feels about Obama or his policies. She could be a House Negress for all I care. But when you have the nerve to say some shit like that, you're actually a part of the problem. And that would be the obvious problem of Blacks being percieved as intellectually inferior; yeah, you know that old racist ideological stereotypical bullshit? Here's an idea; how about if all of those non-reading Black people stop visiting your site Sandra. Yeah, how about that? How about you lose
generated ad revenue by those non-reading Black folks' refusal to show up on your blog. Silly rabbit, you wouldn't be who you are if Black people didn't read.

Listen, talking shit and hatin' on celebrities is one thing. Hell, if 50 Cent could do it and get rich, I guess she can too. But does her spirit have to be as ugly as her face? Yes, if she wasn't a hater she'd still be ugly, but people would overlook that because the true beauty of a person is what's inside of their hearts. But I'm sorry Sandra, being an ugly slave catching hater is not a good look. It may make you money doing what you do - blogging professionally that is. But at the end of the day, it is you who has to go to bed by your damn self; and you know why? Because they say God doesn't like ugly, and you my sister are an ugly duckling (literally) who is just a tad bit bitter because you'll never be a swan.

Hopefully unlike Black people she's able to read this.

Friday, August 14, 2009

There's a pot-bellied redneck ninja raping women in Memphis, and I wonder if it's Elvis

There's nothing funny about rape. Actually, it's one of the most reprehensible acts on the face of the earth. However, on my morning drive I heard a story of a serial rapist here in the West Tennessee area that I must share. Yes, and when I heard the story I thought it was funny and I laughed. Well damn RiPPa that was cold blooded. What if he raped one of your female relatives, your wife or even your teenage daughters? Would you be laughing then? Of course not. I never said that a woman getting raped was funny. I said the story I heard was funny.

For starters, this rapist has been dubbed the "Big-Bellied Rapist". According to the report the only description his victims remember is that he has a big belly. Considering that Memphis TN, has the dubious distinction of being the most obese city in the country, I guess it's to be expected; yes, there are a lot of big belly men and women running around these parts. But seriously, how big was this guy's belly for him to stand out in the minds of his victims? Really, no tattoos, scars, distinguishing marks, or moles? Nope, just a big belly. Good luck finding that guy in this town.

Now, here's where the news report I heard got really funny to me. Apparently the "big bellied rapist" has been running around the area wearing a ninja mask, and has been breaking into apartments raping women. Yep, and the news story I heard this morning said that the police have finally put together a composite sketch of this guy unlike the one they've been circulating in their manhunt pictured to the right.

Investigators believe they've linked another sexual assault to the so-called “big-bellied” rapist who has attacked women in Shelby County and Martin, Tenn., authorities said today.

A man wearing a mask broke into an apartment and fondled a woman in Memphis near Whitten and Macon the morning of Aug. 5, said Shelby County Sheriff's Office spokesman Steve Shular this afternoon.

Later on Aug. 5, the suspect is believed to have raped a woman in Martin.

Sheriff's deputies believe the same suspect is responsible because “it was an apartment, it was a break-in, it was a sexual assault, and there was a mask,” Shular said.

The assaults have all occurred in apartments.

The rapist has been described as a masked white man with a large belly, about 6-feet tall and 250 pounds. He had a black handgun and wore a Ninja-style mask.

Investigators believe the man is responsible for assaults on Mikada in Cordova June 27, on Bo Drive in Martin July 24 and Harrison Road in Martin Aug. 5, in addition to the Memphis assault.

“We're still trying to connect the dots right now,” Shular said.

“We're trying to find as many similarities as we can to place the subject's whereabouts, what ties he might have to the Shelby County area and what ties he might have to the Martin, Tenn., area.”

Investigators have found a witness who may have seen the man without his mask, Shular said, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is working to produce a composite sketch of his face. [source]

Now I've already told you that there is no shortage of big belly men in this area, right? Ok, well, how many men do you think are walking around on the streets wearing a ninja mask? Umm, you mean to tell me that police agencies here in West Tennessee have all been on the lookout for a pot-bellied redneck ninja all this time? Damn, and here I thought police sketch artists were racist. I wrote a blog a while back explaining why I felt that way. If you're interested in finding out why CLICK HERE. Maybe this composite sketch disproves the very idea.

Thankfully he hasn't killed any of his victims because I sure would hate to see this play out on an episode of The First 48. Could you imagine the cops combing neighborhoods stopping people and asking if they've seen the fat man in a ninja mask? Not only that, but it happens to be Elvis Week here in Memphis and people come from all over the world in memory of the King. I don't think Elvis fans would like the idea of him getting caught and being the lead suspect in these crimes because he sure fits the description. Hopefully for the sake of women in the area this guy gets caught.

NOTE: Anyone with information is asked to call the TBI at (800) TBI-FIND (824-3463), the Shelby County Sheriff's Office at 545-5600, or Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH (2274).

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Could you sleep at night when you get 30 death threats per day? Well, could you? Even with a Secret Service detail, could you?

No seriously, can you? Can you imagine living everyday and having the responsibility of leading the free world when daily; people are constantly threatening your life, as well as the life of your family? I've thought about this before the election, but had no real idea as to how bad being the first Black president would be.

I remember Eddie Murphy joking about it in one of his stand-up routines back in the day when he spoke about Jesse Jackson becoming president. Back then we all laughed at the joke but never realized or accepted the possibilities. And now according to Ronald Kessler, author of In the President's Secret Service, threats against the president have increased 400% since the Bush presidency. According to the book, president Bush averaged 3000 death threats per year.

Check this out:

While the agents assigned to protect Obama and other principals are described as dedicated and valiant, Kessler asserts that in recent years the management of the agency "has betrayed its mission by cutting corners, risking the assassination of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and their families," the publisher says. One current agent tells the author: "It's a miracle we have not had a successful assassination." [source]
So now I'm wondering if president Obama even is aware of this. I'd like to think that he's aware of the threats to his life. But is he really aware of the number of them, and also the problems within the Secret Service? According to the above linked article, the Secret Service for the most part keep these investigated plots under wraps. But hey, given the current climate of political discourse, I'm afraid that someone will become rather bold.

HAGERSTOWN - The Secret Service is investigating a man who authorities said held a sign reading "Death to Obama" outside Wednesday's town hall meeting on health care reform in Western Maryland.

The sign also read, "Death to Michelle and her two stupid kids," referring to the first name of President Barack Obama's wife, said Washington County sheriff's Capt. Peter Lazich.

Lazich said deputies detained the unidentified, 51-year-old man near the entrance to Hagerstown Community College about 1 p.m. after getting calls from a number of people attending the meeting held by Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md. Obama was not at the meeting. [source]
Yep, and this just happened yesterday. Surely it's kind of hard to kill someone with just a sign, but yet and still this threat wasn't taken lightly. So the question I have to ask is: what exactly do you think is the motivation behind these death threats? I'd really like to hear your thoughts on that. Is it a matter of dissent due mostly to a disagreement in policy? Or am I wrong to assume that it is indeed racial?

I was speaking with someone recently who is of the opinion that what we see and hear at the town hall meeting to be mostly dissent to policy more than it is race. I don't know what you may think, but to me, it's getting kinda hard to tell. I hate to think that Obama would have to resort to bringing in the boys from the Nation of Islam for security purposes. Oh what a nightmare that would be for America. Hell, if that was the case I doubt a shoe would ever be hurled at him in protest. After all, he is Muslim is he not?


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