OK so I am back in the barber shop listening to the brothers go back and forth about the latest news and happenings of the day. As usual, my mind is racing and I am trying to digest all the friendly banter and talking that's going on between the regulars.
I am cozied up in my favorite barber chair while my man does his thing to get my dome nice and clean. Sitting there lathered up, halfway between dreaming and reality, I start to think:
I am thinking Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton are hypocrites. Does any body in these entire United States think that if Patrick Kennedy were not a democratic senator, Jessie and Al would not be all over this latest incident with the capitol police? I mean give me a break; the guy did get preferential treatment, and it's exactly what a black female---like Cynthia McKinney would not have gotten.
The fact that Patrick Kennedy happens to be a white democratic senator should make no difference. I mean I hope the guy gets help and gets himself together, but he was flat out wrong to drive in his condition. And please, don't give me the Ambian-- I didn't know where I was defense. The field-negro wasn't born yesterday.
I am thinking the people who interpret the second amendment literally and think the right to bear arms includes; tech nines, uzies, and M-16's, are absolute morons. I am sick of picking up the paper and seeing more senseless killings because it was so easy for some young knuckle head to get an automatic or semi automatic weapon to settle his beef.
I am thinking I owe one of my best friends an apology. His book, "I've Been Watching You, The South Louisiana Serial Killer" is actually pretty good. I picked it up and I couldn't put it down.
Readng that book has thought me a couple of things: First, racism is alive and well in south Louisiana -not to excuse what this animal did, but who knows how he would have turned out had his circumstances growing up been different - And second, it ought to debunk the myth that black people can't be dispassionate, sociopathic killers. Derrick Todd Lee is a sick human being, and like another recent black serial killer -the east coast sniper-is an animal that needed to be taken off the streets.
Good job of prosecuting this scum Tony, so you got one right. -inside joke- Too bad you won't be on Oprah's book of the month club though; she only takes white authors.
I am thinking the Darfur rally was off the hook, but frat boy's state department ought to be ashamed for sending some low level pencil pusher to speak on behalf of the administration.
I am thinking black people ought to be ashamed for not giving more support to the very positive movie "Akeelah and the Bee". I am not sure of the exact numbers, but I am willing to bet that the coon parade movie, "Soul Plane" had better numbers in its first week.
I don't want to hear one single black person complaining about major studios not doing any positive black movies. Why should they, when these movies get no support, and ultimately, make no money for them?
I am thinking crude oil has dropped to below $70 per barrel, yet gas is still over $3.00 per gallon here in Philly. Mmmmm.
I am thinking, Fox should be called Fox Entertainment, and not Fox News. The right wing spin over there is out of control now. Believe me, I am not knocking their hustle, because there are red staters who swear by the stuff they push and the numbers bare this out. But there ought to be a law against a station masquerading as a news station when it clearly is not.
I am thinking Lynn Swann is being exposed for the fraud he is, and as a result, his numbers are tanking in the Governor's race in Pennsylvania. And while we are on Pennsylvania political races. Is there a duller candidate out there than Robert Casey? The guy is making Rick Santorum look like a ball of charisma for crying out loud. And guess what, compared to Casey, he probably is.
I am thinking J.J. Harper of Cordea, Georgia ought to be praised today. Why? Well old J.J. is a member of the Klu Klux Klan, and J.J. appeared in a picture in my local paper attending a KKK march in Alabama against immigration. What I like about J. J. is this: At least he has the courage to come forward and wear his true colors--in this case it's white on his robe covered sleeve. Good for you J.J. now if you could just encourage more of your brothers to come forward, the field-negro could sleep a little easier.
I am thinking why is Condi single? Seriously, she aint a bad looking lady, and real smart from what they tell me. Mmmmm. Hey, maybe she is just married to her job. Anyway, I guess you could say the same thing about Hillary.
Speaking of ladies, I am thinking I want to give some props to a few in and around my home town of Philly. Congrats to my girl Carla who is a trooper in the area of helping children get the support they deserve. Her own daughter is about to graduate from Ohio Wesleyan University; girlfriend had an academic scholarship and handled her biz. Carla is a single mom and doing what so many other single females of color do every day. Work hard at a nine to five, and raise their families all by their lonesome. The same goes for MT-initials only, I didn't get girlfriends permission to use her name- who also works in the social services helping single mothers cope with being parents and raising their families.
Karen you too, and congrats on your graduation. I have seen first hand your work with Head Start and that's what's up. Philly-and every other city for that matter- needs more women like these.
Now my mind is drifting to sports, and I am thinking Barry is still stuck on 712. He is here in my hometown this weekend, and I am hoping my man cracks at least two homers off the Phillies and ties the Babe. I keep hearing white people say; it's not about race, and that is such a lie. It is about race, nothing more, nothing less. The Babe is one of the few sports icons white America has left, and to have this arrogant uppity negro break the Bambino's record is just crushing to them.
I am thinking another playoff and another Philly team goes out in the first round. (The Flyers) Folks, we are starving for a championship ring, --any ring here in the city of brotherly love.
I am thinking my man, fellow Jamaican and world record holder, Asafa Powell, just ran a 9.95 one hundred meter time. Now that's smoking!
I am thinking Steve Nash deserved to get the NBA MVP inspite of the fact that he got posterized by Kobe on that sick dunk. Nope, Kobe still didn't deserve it, Nash did. He clearly made his team better, and the bottom line is; they move on and the Lakers don't. "Oh Canada our home and native land..."
I am thinking has anybody seen or heard from Lark Vorhies?
Don't ask me where that came from.
I am thinking my shave looks pretty good. Thanks Mr Barber, I will see you next time.