Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"Safe House."

OK, here is a little suggestion for the president of these divided states of America: For the next few weeks, get a few Secret Service agents you can trust. (I am thinking of the black ones with some experience.) Put them in a room with you, and don't come out until we get this protection thing right.


In case you didn't notice, you are not safe.


"The Secret Service’s bad week continues, with Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig (who’s been all over this all week) revealing another crazy Secret Service flub: an armed man with a criminal record was allowed to ride an elevator with the President of the United States.

Yes, mere weeks ago, President Obama was in Atlanta, visiting the CDC to discuss how the U.S. is combating ebola (yeah, how’s that going?), and ended up on an elevator with a contractor.

The man took out his phone and recorded video of the president. Secret Service asked him to stop and questioned him. They did a background check and discovered he had multiple convictions in the past for assault and battery.

Oh, and he had a gun on him, which apparently, the Secret Service agents were unaware of until he made them aware of this.

The Secret Service has said it’s checking into that incident."

My lord! How many incidents are they checking out these days?


Fortunately for them the guy wasn't a FOX NEWS viewer, if he was, it probably would have been a wrap.


Dude would have just lived out his Dr. Carl Weiss fantasy and become a hero to some on the right.


Finally, I know that there has been a reported case of Ebola here in America, but please forgive me if my panic meter is way down on this one.


I think I can speak for most black men in America when I say that the least of our worries is catching a dose of Ebola.


There are just far more pressing things to worry about right now. Like how to avoid getting shot to death by someone in law enforcement even while you are in your own driveway. (Heck even the man who is supposed to be the safest black man in America is not safe. Isn't that right Mr. President?)

"The case of an unarmed black grandfather shot to death in his own driveway by a white police officer in South Carolina has fueled demands for more transparency into cases where unarmed civilians are killed by police.

The lack of transparency into Mr. Satterwhite’s death and Mr. Craven’s culpability has raised hackles in the black community...

The handling of the incident involving Craven stands in stark contrast to another case in the state from earlier this month. South Carolina Highway Patrol decided to release video last week that shows state Trooper Sean Groubert, who is white, telling a black motorist to get his license and then shooting him when the motorist reaches into his own car. The trooper was fired and brought up on felony assault charges.

US police shoot and kill an average of 1,000 people a year, 1 in 4 of whom are unarmed, according to data from Mr. Aveni and the FiveThirtyEight blog by Nate Silver. Seventy-nine officers have died so far this year, 35 from gunshots, according to a nonprofit group called the Officer Down Memorial Page." [Source]


I know it's coming so let me do it for you.


But field, what about all those killings by gangbangers and thugs in urban America?


Well, for starters, those gangbangers aren't out shooting grandfathers in their driveway. They are shooting each other. That's a sad state of affairs and one I have addressed numerous times on this blog and other public forums.


But here is the thing, those gangbangers are not trained to serve and protect us with the help of our tax dollars.


It is the police officer's job to protect us from the gangbangers and drug dealers; not treat us like one.


"In the Craven case, prosecutors and police have refused to provide documents requested by the Associated Press and answer questions from the news organization about the details of their investigation. According to AP, prosecutors sought a voluntary manslaughter felony charge against the officer. But a grand jury instead indicted him last month for "using excessive force and failing to follow and use proper procedures" – a misdemeanor.

Craven is now on paid administrative leave from the force."


I am sure it's with pay.










 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Bad company?

So now we are finding out that this story of the intruder breaking into the White House is even more serious than we first thought.


It turns out that the dude was only a "half- flight" from the Obama's living space. (The East Room)


Think about that for a minute......


Not only was he a trained veteran, he was armed with a knife as well.(A fact that the U.S. Secret Service first denied. )  And, to make matters worse, he had some serious mental issues.


To say that the Secret Service has some explaining to do is an understatement.


I am not sure that I can blame some of you Negroes for theorizing that this was some elaborate plot to take out America's first  second black president by his enemies.


Even if the alleged book thrashing Obama by a former Secret Service agent is a hoax, it was a believable hoax because some of us believe that it's not such a stretch to think that many of these current Secret Service agents are not feeling the love for the black president.


"Every day the Secret Service is challenged to ensure security at the White House complex while still allowing public accessibility to a national historical site," the agency said in a statement.


"Although last night the officers showed tremendous restraint and discipline in dealing with this subject, the location of Gonzalez's arrest is not acceptable."


Gee, ya think?


I can hear dude now: Hellooo, is anybody home? Mr. President, it's me, Omar, I have something to tell you.


Seriously, the agency charged with protecting America's leader has some work to do. I know that the Obama haters and FOX VIEWS crowd don't care about it right now, but I hope that they remember that this president only has a couple of years left as president, and that the next family who occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (not 1400, Sarah) could possibly come from their ideological camp.    










 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The top ten House Negroes in America today.

I am bringing you my top ten list of house Negroes in America for 2014.


This list is not necessarily in an order of importance, and it reflects the top ten house Negroes in America at this particular point in time.


1. Jason Riley-This Negro is dangerous because a major newspaper gives him a platform to spew his nonsense.


2. Don Lemon-This was a close one, because this Negro actually makes some good points at times. But his body of tomming work is too large to ignore.


3. Sheryl Underwood-“Why would you save Afro hair?” She went on to imply that no one wants to save black people’s hair, adding that you never hear of a woman in a beauty shop asking for that “curly, nappy, beady” hair.
In contrast, Underwood praised her white co-host for saving her child’s hair because it was probably “some beautiful, long silky stuff.” I am sure there is lots of perm in the house.


4. Stacey Dash- Nothing wrong with supporting Mitt Romney if you really think he would make a better president. But supporting him because you think that the white man's milk is cleaner is house Negro behavior. 


5. Allen West- This Negro almost didn't make the list because he is a borderline cartoon character and this list is for real people.


6. 50 Cent (AKA Curtis Jackson)- If you have $750,000 to throw around while you make fun of another man's reading skills, why don't you just give that money to a worthy cause?


7. Rev.Jesse Jackson- To the house,Rev. Jackson. Calling for donations in Ferguson and appearing on FOX made me send you there.


8. Robin Clearmountain- You have probably never heard of this lady, but she has a special place in the house.


9. All the Negroes who participate in those lame cooning reality shows. (I see you Tamar.)


10. Clarence Thomas-The house was custom built for this Negro. He will make every house Negro list from here until the end of time.


(Honorable mention goes to Tavis Smiley, Stephen A SmithHerman Cain, and Ray Nagin.)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

CAPTION SATURDAY



I need a caption for this pic.

Play nice.  

Friday, September 26, 2014

Tasered while praying.

I really wish I could get worked up over a latte salute like conservatives (I suppose a doggie salute would have been cool), or climate change and sustainable energy like my friends on the left, but as a black man in America I have more pressing things to worry about these days.


Not getting shot or tasered by the people who are supposed to protect and serve me is very high on my list as I write this post.


I mean even if you are a black man who serves the Lord you are going to have issues with the po po.


"A family told Channel 11 it is suing police after an alleged incident after their son was shot and died in the hospital.

The Rev. Earl Baldwin Jr. said when his stepson, Mileek Grissom, died in UPMC Mercy Hospital’s emergency room, police officers crossed the line.

“I needed to tell him his family was going to be OK.  I was going to do everything I could to make sure they were OK,” Baldwin said.

Video shows Baldwin being ripped away from Grissom by a group of police officers.  One officer used a Taser on Baldwin.

UPMC claims Baldwin was interfering with attempts to revive his stepson.

“Watch the video.  Not only was the child not being treated.  The child was dead,” said the Baldwin’s family attorney, Joel Sansone.

According to Sansone, police stopped Tori Baldwin in front of the hospital, refusing to let her see her son.

“I wanted to rub his head.  I wanted to kiss him.  I know he was calling for his mom,” said Tori Baldwin.

Pittsburgh police did not comment Thursday after Channel 11 talked to the family.  Police will be required to publicly respond to the lawsuit claims in a matter of days."
[Source]


Now let's be clear, the Baldwin family might not have been acting according to the rules of the hospital while their son lay dead. But I think the police could have been a bit more sensitive in the situation.


Speaking of "people of faith", I am saddened to see that  my white evangelical brothers and sisters believe that they are being
discriminated against more than the Negroes, the Jews, and the evil Moooslims.


"The Pew Forum has released a doozy of a poll about religion in public life in the United States showing that white evangelical Christians possess grossly overdeveloped feelings of victimhood. Given that the voting bloc evangelicals comprise is one of the most heavily pandered to in American politics, and given the fact that evangelicals themselves are the cause of some very real discrimination, there is thus a mountainous irony at play here.


In a survey of 2,002 Americans, Pew found that 72% believe that religious influence is waning in the country, and sadly, 56% regard this as a “negative development.” A disturbing 59% of Americans say they want members of Congress to “have strong religious beliefs.” When it comes to discrimination, believe it or not, more Americans think that evangelicals are discriminated against than atheists. " [Source] 


I feel their pain. But somehow I don't think that they have to worry about being shot or tasered after they leave a prayer- meeting or choir practice.










 









Thursday, September 25, 2014

"Let's go to the videotape."

Tonight is videotape night in the fields.


I have a couple that I would like to share.


The first one deals with the perils of driving while black. (DWB)

"Video shows Groubert pulling up to Levar Jones, who had just parked at a gas station (the stop was ostensibly over a seat belt violation).


Groubert instructed Jones to get his license, but when Jones reached into the car to retrieve it Groubert began shooting. Groubert continued firing even after Jones, who was unarmed, had backed away from the car with his hands raised.
“Why did you shoot me?” Jones is heard to ask. “I just got my license! You said get my license.” When Groubert asked if Jones was hit, he replied, “I can’t feel my legs.”


Groubert was fired from the patrol last week, and faces up to twenty years in prison if convicted. Jones, meanwhile, was hopsitalized and is recovering from a gunshot wound to the hip."  [Video and story here]


It seems that you just can't win when you DWB. If you move too slow you catch a bullet from the po po. If you move too fast you catch a bullet as well.


Oh well, at least Mr. Jones lived.


John Crawford, III was not so lucky.


His crime was shopping while black. (SWB)


"The video shows Crawford continuing through the store. He paused at some store shelves, and it appears he’s still on the phone, fiddling with the gun as it swings, pointed toward the ground. Then, police enter the frame to his side; you can see Crawford turn his head, fall to the ground, scramble in the other direction, then turn back around before ultimately falling to the ground. It’s unclear whether he dropped the gun before being shot or after.


Special prosecuting attorney Mark Piepmeier , said: '“He’s still on the phone when these officers confront him, he’s probably not paying attention to what he’s doing, and this happens...”' [Video and story here]


Not only is Mr. Crawford dead, but his family will not receive any justice. Those officers will not be charged by the state of Ohio.


But there is hope. The DOJ will be taking up the case.


Poor Mr. Crawford must have thought that he enjoyed certain privileges which are afforded to guys like these.  They can openly carry real assault rifles in public without any fear of repercussions. People like Mr. Crawford cannot.


Mr. Holder, you picked a bad time to leave.







Wednesday, September 24, 2014

When a house Negro wears blue.

When I write about house Negroes and field Negroes in America I hope that folks understand what this means: Being black does not automatically get you a black pass. "All my skin folks ain't my kin folks as the old saying goes".


Some white Americans (ahem ahem, conservatives, ahem) are using the shooting of a black 14 year old near New Orleans by a black police officer as a "Gotcha moment!".


"See, they shoot each other too, what's the big deal if a white police officer shoots one of them under questionable circumstances?"


The thing is, though, we expect this type of behavior from certain types of Negroes. Especially those who are corrupted by the wrong elements in certain police departments across the country.


I don't want to jump to conclusions about this particular story, because, unlike Ferguson, it is not as clear what exactly happened. There are allegations that the young man who lost his life had a weapon, and that the shooting was justifiable. We will see.


If it was not a justifiable killing then that officer who pulled the trigger deserves just as much shade tossed his way as Darren Wilson.


The color of his skin or the badge he is wearing does not give him the right to unjustifiably take the life of another human being.


If it turns out to be a justifiable shoot I will take it all back.


At least as it relates to this particular officer. Not the other house Negroes running around with a gun and a badge.










Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ODS

This ODS (Obama derangement syndrome) is no joke. And here I thought that the folks over at The National Review were the smartest of the wingnut lot.
William F. Buckley, Jr., the intellectual racist, must be turning over in his grave.


Sarah Palin blaming the media and Obama for her daughter's potentially criminal behavior I can understand. Let's face it, she is not too bright. But this kind of rhetoric coming from a so called intellectual is surprising.


I never heard of Jim Geraghty before, and after reading what he had to write for National Review I am glad I didn't.  


This genius actually said that Barack Obama is to blame for the NFL's domestic violence problem.


  "Jim Geraghty, an editor at the conservative National Review wonders if it’s possible that the recent scandals rocking the NFL might in some way be traced to President Barack Obama.


“Does our president just reflect a broad cultural trend in the behavior of leaders,” Geraghty wrote Monday, “or does he set the tone from the top?”
From there, Geraghty goes on to chronicle a number of national scandals, like the IRS’s alleged targeting of conservative groups and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodel‘s botched response to a rash of misconduct within the league:
… Goodell told CBS This Morning he never saw the second tape of Rice striking his wife before Monday. He said, “when we make a decision we want to have all the information that’s available. When we met with Ray Rice and his representatives it was ambiguous about what actually happened.” Friday afternoon, he announced the league would be making a new effort in dealing with unacceptable player conduct . . . by forming a special committee. …
The country feels deeply betrayed by its governing and economic elites. Enter Obama. He’s elected. … 
And you know what we got. Stimulus waste; State Department employees on paid leave over Benghazi; “At this point, what difference does it make?”; the VA, where the secretary belatedly discovered an “unacceptable lack of integrity within some of our veterans health facilities,” Obamacare, where Kathleen Sebelius let the president go out and say things about the website she knew weren’t true, and still kept her job for several months. The NSA.
Geraghty concludes: “The message has been sent, far and wide: Accountability is for suckers.” [Source] 


Just wow.


Let's give conservatives a gold medal for the shark jumping event in the clueless Olympics.


My man even threw in a Benghazi reference for good measure. He made sure that there is enough red meat for all the hungry ODS sufferers out there.


I can only hope that their coverage under Obamacare will help them pay for a cure.




*Pic from debatepolitics.com










Monday, September 22, 2014

Less than human.

May this face haunt Robert Benchley's dreams foreverIt's hard for me, a black man, to understand some folks in the majority population and the indifference they feel about their fellow countrymen who happen to be black.


I just read somewhere that white people can't really help themselves. That it's sort of a subconscious condition that is brought on by their own "color aroused" issues, and that it manifests itself no matter how well intentioned they are.


I am thinking of the governor of Alabama as I write this post.


His response to the tragic death of a little 8 year old girl was stunning in its level of insensitivity and ignorance.

"Thursday, after a search coordinated by local police and the FBI, as well as volunteers from the community, Hiawayi’s body was found behind an abandoned building. Police are investigating her death as a homicide, in conjunction with the FBI; no cause of death or possible suspects have been announced.


When reporters asked Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley to comment on the news that Hiawayi’s body had been found, these were the words of comfort and support he had for Hiawayi’s family:*


“There are things that happen we just don’t understand. There are difficulties in families. We don’t know, maybe drug related. Maybe alcohol related. Maybe family problems. We just don’t know what the situation is.” 
Bentley added he needs to do everything he can to make families more sound.
What a peach. A child goes missing, her family is frantic and organizing a search for her, and the governor’s first thought when her body is found is to shake his head and pontificate on the sad, sad state of the Black Family In America Today. And let’s keep in mind that absolutely no one in law enforcement has said anything to suggest that Haiwayi’s family had anything to do with her abduction and killing. Needless to say, people in Alabama are Not Happy.


Gov. Bentley has not yet replied to press queries about his comments Thursday (see update below), but on Friday, he abruptly offered a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect and has issued a written statement saying something rather different from his earlier comments about the sad family with its possible drug and alcohol problems:
“Dianne and I were heartbroken to learn of the tragic death of this innocent child. We have been praying and following the situation closely, and our prayers for comfort are with Hiawayi’s family.
“We won’t rest until this little girl’s killer is brought to justice. Alabama’s state law enforcement agencies have been actively assisting the Prichard Police Department in the investigation into the death of Hiawayi Robinson. I directed the Secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Spencer Collier, to go to Prichard and offer any resources needed. As soon as Hiawayi was reported missing, we sent 10 State Bureau of Investigation agents to Prichard, and our Trooper Aviation Unit also assisted in helping to find Hiawayi. Those agents will remain in Prichard until a suspect has been arrested. Furthermore, I’ve directed an increased presence of state troopers in Prichard until the person who committed this terrible act has been found.”


Of course the governor changed his stance after outside pressure helped to soothe his conscience.


But as the writer in Wonkette eloquently stated, the governor would have had something quite different to say if little blond 8 year old Hannah had been murdered in such a fashion.


"And yes, we are bloody well playing the race card. Anyone who thinks Gov. Bentley or any politician would say the same thing if an 8-year-old white girl went missing and was found murdered is a fool. Don’t worry, we’re already taking bets on which Fox News anchor will insist that Bentley’s comments had nothing to do with race." [Source] (h/t Dena for this story) 

Finally, I didn't want to blog about this next story, but.......OK I am going to go ahead and blog about it.

There is this woman in Florida, who, thanks to plastic surgery, now has three breasts.

I will not post her picture on this site, but one of you sickos who gets off on such things can click on this link to see just what a woman with three breasts happens to look like.

"A massage therapist claims to have undergone plastic surgery to obtain a third breast.


Jasmine Tridevil (not her real name) says she had the surgery “a few months ago” and is now hell bent on starring in her own reality TV show.


The 21-year-old has hired a camera crew to follow her around and hopes to pitch her show to MTV. Writing on her Facebook page, she says she has upcoming appearances on the Jimmy Kimmel show and the Inside Edition."


Lord have mercy! This is just sick.


And no, I would not feel any different if this woman had plastic surgery to add another ass.


That would be just as sick....I think.

















  

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Are their hearts really into it?

I wouldn't blame President Obama if he was feeling a little nervous these days.


There have been two attempted break-ins into his home over the past few days.
That would make anybody nervous, but if you happen to be the first Negro president of these divided states of America, it's enough to make you think twice before you go anywhere near John Q Public.


I know that the President has Secret Service protections, but let's face it; I am not sure that their hearts are really into it. (I bet there are a lot of FOX viewers in their ranks.)


Anyway, the boys in the dark suits are being criticized once again for slipping on the job. And you have to wonder if this time their critics aren't on to something.


"Never before has an intruder on the grounds managed to enter the White House itself," said Ronald Kessler, author of a recent book that is very critical of the Secret Service. "The incident on Friday evening is the most shocking example yet of how dangerously lax the Secret Service has become, failing at its most basic job - to protect the president and first family in the White House."


Pretty much every Negro in America is thinking the same thing: This wouldn't be happening if the family occupying 1600 Pennsylvania, Avenue looked more like the Nelsons and less like the Huxtables. 


I can't blame Negroes for their angst and concerns. The hatred for this particular president runs deep.

"A Secret Service official told CBS News that the agency would look into all of the factors that prompted agents on the scene to decide against using force to prevent the man from entering the residence.


"They showed restraint," the official said. "But we're not happy with where he was arrested. That cannot happen."


I am sure the Obamas aren't happy, either. That man was in their house for crying out loud!


I know that they will be gone in a couple of years, but for now, it is still their house. And they, like every other American, should feel safe while they are there.









 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

CAPTION SATURDAY.

Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the lawn on the North side of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.




Please give me a caption for this pic.


For example:


Keep looking. The president said he chipped it with a 9 -iron out here somewhere.