Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Pennsylvania brings back slavery?

If you were wondering why the "O" man got killed in Pistolvania in our recent primaries here, you might want to consider the latest controversy surrounding one of our dumbocratic state senators from Philly. Seems state senator, Vincent Fumo, gave us a little insight into how our state legislators really think ,on the floor of the capital today.

The good senator revealed to us that if his fellow state senators were to cast a secret ballot it would be unanimous that they would vote to bring back slavery. (I guess the state motto, "Virtue, Liberty, & Independence" isn't exactly true now is it) He was talking to a pastor from Philly, Gilbert Coleman, Jr., who was in Harrisburg lobbying on behalf of a rethuglican sponsored bill to outlaw gay marriage.

Now if you think I am going to side with he good reverend on this one you would be wrong. This Negro is in Harrisburg lobbying to take away rights from gays while his city is going to hell in a hand basket. He should have been in his community where his church sits trying to pray and minister to families. Instead, his black ass was in Harrisburg supporting a dumb ass rethuglican bill to take away the rights of some of our fellow citizens. Like gays being married is going to cause me to get shot going to the store. Or cause my damn taxes to go up, or the services I receive from my government to get worse.

So when the state senator called out the reverend I was glad he did it. Yes he (Fumo) was being antagonistic and ignorant, but hey, he told the truth. Who knows his fellow colleagues better than a powerful senior senator who sits in the same body? When he says that if they had a secret vote to bring back slavery they would vote unanimously for it, please believe that he didn't just pull that statement out of the air. Hey he is a big NRA and hunting guy. I am sure he has spent a time or two with his colleagues from the central and western parts of "Pennsyltucky" (someone gave me that word I forget now who it was) , and I am going to trust him on this one.

So thank you senator Fumo, thank you for once again ignoring the white memo, and telling us black folks what goes on behind closed doors.

I saw the reverend on T.V. tonight saying how offended and surprised he was, and how the senator tried to throw him off message. And what message would that be? That I am an ignorant bigoted pastor who instead of preaching a message of tolerance, I preach one of ignorance and bigotry? That message?

Anyway, it might be time for the field to start thinking about moving to another state. (Preferably a blue one). Because I am not feeling the slavery thing. Lord knows I do enough free work as it is.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I am here for you.

I learned a new word today while reading one of our weekly rags here in Philly. The word is "exceptionalism", and I learned it from a University of Pennsylvania sociology professor no less. Apparently it is when a person who holds a negative stereotype about a certain group will make exceptions for people he likes in that group individually. The author used our Mayor, Michael Nutter, and Barack Obama, as examples of African American politicians who the majority population has practiced "exceptionalim" on.

Now I don't know about our Mayor, but I do know that the "O" man is in some serious doo doo. And I don't think all the "exceptionalism" in the world will save him.

But Obamaholics I promised I would be here for you when this thing started, and I don't plan to let you down now. I told you that when the real A-merry-ca raised her ugly head and torpedoed your boy's run, you could come here and find some solace. So here I am. Ready to counsel console, and just be a shoulder to cry on.

And let's be honest, the man ran a hell of a campaign to this point. Honest to god I didn't think he could get this far. I have said that on this blog before. So please don't think I blame him for what was bound to happen at some point. In fact, at this point in time, the blame falls squarely on the shoulders of a certain crab. A crab with a microphone in one hand and a bible in the other. At this point! I say at this point because it was going to happen whether the camera loving Reverend came out of the wood work or not. They were going to find something. "How can we have a President that can't bowl?" His wife is too angry." Or "the man smoked cigarettes for crying out loud, what kind of message is that sending to our children?" There is a certain segment of A-merry-ca's population who don't want the "O" man's unity message to fly. They need this country to stay divided, and stay split down the middle between red and blue states to hold on to political and financial power. Thing is, those people have a lot of power, and they influence a lot of people. Think people like Rupert Murdoch and the clowns at FOX NOISE.

But hey, that's Okay, all those old racist who influence our politics, our thoughts, and ultimately our vote, can't live forever. A new day might just be on the horizon. Maybe not in our lifetime, but maybe there are children alive now who might live to see that A-merry-ca.

I have read all the comments and the e-mails. I feel the disappointment and the frustration. Believe me, I live with one of you, life has been hell in the field household. You all don't watch the cable and news shows anymore. You tune out the pundits, and I can't say that I blame you. Not when they are going after your boy like a new parolee at a Victoria Secret photo shoot.

So all I can tell you is hang on, and see where this thing goes. Knowing your fellow citizens like I do, I am not sure this will have a happy ending, but we will see. Your boy was late again to respond, and you really have to wonder now just who is advising him. At some point "O" man you have to step up and decide who and what you want to be, or A-merry-ca will decide for you.

Hillary sure as hell is trying to.

"...he doesn't know me very well..."

Okay "O" man, but I sure hope you know yourself.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Killing fields.

I was thinking about writing about a myriad of things tonight. Obama's former pastor, Reverend if loving Obama is wrong I don't want to be Wright. The Supremes making it alright to require picture ID's to vote (da fuck?). Miley Cyrus thinking she is 18. A world food shortage which is creating a serious crisis in some Third World countries, and here in A-merry-ca. And gas costing more per gallon than the cost of a good cheesesteak.

But then I picked up my hometown newspaper, and I realized that I was lucky to be alive.
I realized that the five murders that took place in my city last night makes all the other shit going on around me pale in comparison. I realized that my personal survival is more important than silly ass teen stars, and the first black man with a legitimate shot at occupying the White House, especially given the fact that he probably won't govern any different than those who came before him, and those who will come long after he is gone.

So let's see now, we are at 101 and counting ( I have to remember to update my Killadelphia murder count on my sidebar), and our new Mayor is starting to realize that talking and good PR is nice. But he might want to spend a little less time running around with Hillary and more time focusing on what is going on in his damn city.

So here is a quick overview: A 15 year old boy was shot and an 18 year old critically injured in a drive by that took place in the cities' Frankford section. A 50 year old man was found shot to death in the middle of the day in the hallway of an apartment complex in West Philadelphia. Then there is this story: A 26 year old lady was found at 4:02 a.m. beating a man in his mid sixties at a Sunoco gas station right on Broad Street. But it gets better, or worse, depending on how you look at it. According to my hometown paper, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the police stumbled on the beating as they were swarming the same neighborhood while investigating a double shooting which took place about a 100 yards away.

Then at about 1:45 in the morning a gunman opened fire in a jazz club on Broad Street. Marcus Davis, 37, was shot in the head and pronounced dead on the spot. Another man was shot in the neck and was seriously wounded. And in yet another killing, police found the body of Tyrone Miller, 44, at around 2:48 a.m.. Poor Tyrone was shot three times in the face and chest. As is usually the case in my fair city there were no witnesses. Or none that was willing to come forward.

These were the actual killings I am telling you about. The number could rise. At least eight other people were shot throughout the city last night, including a 16 year old boy who accidentally shot himself, and was later arrested and charged with various firearms violations. I am sure it was his hammer he shot himself with. The poor guy was probably just on his way to the shooting range when he forgot his NRA instruction pamphlet...yeah that's the ticket.

But surprise, I am not even going to rip the NRA this time. Although they bear some responsibility for this carnage as well. Nope, I am blaming some of the animals who live around me, and who don't understand the value of a human life. Everyday I step out the door I have to be worried about some knuckle head who can't shoot straight, or some motherfucker who has some issues with the field who shoots just straight enough.

So we are at 101 and counting. I know it could be worse, because last year this time we were at 130. But hey, there is still time to catch up. It's not even summer yet.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Black male savages.

I know that I have this reputation of being somewhat of a sexist, and believe me it's not justified. Still, I have never believed in wasting my time or energy trying to convince folks that I am not the person they think I am. Having said that, it's with some trepidation that I write this next post. But I am going to write it anyway, because, quite frankly, I have never been one to bite my tongue.

My man Francis L. Holland recently made me aware of a book called "The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environment" or some shit like that. And he led me to this blog, where the author, to her credit, seemed to be speaking out against it. The book was written by a feminist progressive (and I use that word loosely) by the name of Amanda Marcotte. So far so good right? I mean I really don't care about what or who feminist choose to write about. They have a cause, and god bless them if they want to advance it. But what bothered me and the reason for me even mentioning this book, was some of the images that were found in it: Powerful, superhuman white woman, defeating the black and brown savages from the jungle. [I posted a pic with this post for you to judge for yourself.]

I have always had some issues with the white feminist movement in this country. First, they benefited from affirmative action, yet you would think that only black folks did. Second, white women belong to the most protected class in this country, so I have always been somewhat confused as to just what the fuck they have to complain about. And finally, feminist or not, they all hold their purses a little tighter on the elevator, not when they see a white man or a black woman; they hold that bitch a little tighter when they see me, a black man coming.

So when I see shit like this it only serves to reinforce some of the negative perceptions and stereo types that I have for this group. I guess you could call it a a mutual and natural mistrust. And before I forget, let me give a shout out to my sisters, because I did see some of them calling out the author in the comments section of this blog, and it might have been what caused the host of said blog to rethink her position.

This political season has really put a strain on the relationship between black men and white (and dare I say some black) feminist. They say your true feelings come out when your back is against the wall. And with Hillary and the "O" man going at each other to become the dumbocratic nominee for the President of these divided states, we are starting to see how some of these feminist really feel about us.

Now these pictures might just have been another example of poor judgement being used by this publisher, and there might not have been any thought of race when the author and the publisher decided to use the images that they did. But it sure as hell reminded me of yet another group in A-merry-ca that I am always going to keep my eyes on. Because at the end of the day, the pie is only so big. And since some folks have made up their minds that people who look like me don't deserve an equal share, I will be damned if I am not going to grab some of that bitch [the pie] without even asking.

Saturday, April 26, 2008


"O" man you are breaking my heart. Say it ain't so. Say you ain't appearing on FAKE NEWS SUNDAY with Chris Wallace. My god man has it gotten that bad with your campaign? I know that your campaign is a little bit in a panic mode after the Pistolvania primary.--- Chris Wallace himself said you wouldn't have gone on his show if you had won Pistolvania--- But selling out to the FAKE NEWS people is tough for me to take. It's the one thing that I really respected you for: the way you gave a big fuck you to the FAKE NEWS people. I loved the fact that Wallace had to resort to an Obama watch on his sorry ass show, and the fact that you were standing them up after you told them that you would appear.

But it's a wrap now, apparently you already taped the show from Indiana, and it will be on the NAZI NEWS NETWORK tomorrow. "Oh come on field, if the guy is willing to talk to the folks in Iran, why can't he talk to the people at FOX? " Because from where I sit I don't see any difference with the two. Well, there is one difference; one of them has more blonds.

But I give you credit "O" man, you must really be a special person to go on that network after all the shit they did to you. What you are doing would be the equivalent of a chicken giving the commencement address at a Popeye's graduation. I mean FOX NEWS? I guess you are thinking that it couldn't be worse than that hatchet job the ABC clowns did on you, so you are taking your chances. But FOX? This is getting to be a trend with some of these dumb ass dumbocrats. I saw where "fast Eddie" and the laughing man, Terry McAuliffe have all been praising FOX lately. Hell if I was in the Hillary camp I would be praising the FAKE NEWS NETWORK too. Which again "O" man, is why I can't see why you are going on with them....

Anyway, I am going to stop getting on you, I don't want Mrs Field reading this post and getting any more pissed off at me than she already is.
I think Chris Wallace was up to 765 days,13 hours,54 minutes, and 47 seconds on his countdown before you caved in. He said you promised to be on his show and he was holding you to it. I would have told him to hold his breath, and then I would have told my advisers not to take any calls from his FAKE NEWS ass. Because it's like this: maybe two or three of the people who listen to that show are going to vote for you anyway, so why bother?

But politics sure makes strange bedfellows. I mean one day this week we have Mr. Morton at the black ground zero, and a few days later there you are on the NAZI NEWS NETWORK. What a country.

We have a problem, and it's not Obama.

Obamaholics, I hate to do this to you, and I know it's the weekend. But I have another interesting article from *Daniel Rubin's blog, "Blinq" which is on For those of you who suspected what I knew all along, these letters pretty much validate our position.

Folks, it's not rocket science. When 18% of Pennsylvnians admitted that they could not bring themselves to vote for even a half and half black man, we have a problem.

Read here from a post called "The Trouble With Obama."

"Campaign sharpies are busy dissecting Barack Obama's weakness in the Philly suburbs, but I'm going to add something to today's column on his problems with some whites and Jews.
It came via e-mail by Susan Brown, who was canvassing for Obama in her Montgomery County hometown of Dresher. The attorney wrote:

In February I was a 55 year old white woman trying to choose a candidate, feeling drawn to Hillary. Then I listened to Obama speak and I was inspired. I felt as I had not felt since March 16, 1968 (my 16th birthday) when Bobby Kennedy announced he was running for president. So I chose Obama and volunteered to help his campaign.

I cancassed [sic] in my local area, Dresher. As I spoke to my neighbors, my heart sank. Several people told me the country wasn't ready for a black president. One person right out said he would never vote for a black person for president. (Stunned, I stammered that he was only half black.) One person said "the blacks get everything already." Three of my Jewish neighbors (and friends) said that they believed Obama either was a Muslim or had Muslim ties.

Well I guess these people represented more Montgomery County residents than I had hoped. I volunteered for Bobby and have my heart broken on June 5, 1968. I gave up on politics for many years, doing little more than vote. Not until Obama did I feel how I had felt about Bobby. My heart is broken again.

Will we ever have my dream of a president who can bring all races together, and speak to us like adults and not scream and lie and distort the truth? ...
In addition to a cheese steak, Obama should have had a bagel.

Another letter came in after the column, this one from Cherry Hill-reared Dan Berrigan, 23, a grad student in Atlanta. He wonders whether the North is more racist than the South. He writes:

As I watched the Pennsylvania primary unfold I began to see something about Pennsylvania, and the north as a whole that was extremely disheartening. It is the belief held by many whites in Pennsylvania and New Jersey that America is not ready for a black president. To me, this reeks of racial bias and ignorance. A year ago, I was talking to a friend of mine at lunch who has lived in the south all his life. He mentioned to me that he thought the north was more racist than the south. His reasoning was that in the south, white and black folks have been forced to live together and work together for years now. It's nothing new anymore. Sure there are bigots out there, but most have had to confront their racial biases at some point or another. Basically, it's been forced out into the open. He continued that in the north, people quickly moved out into the suburbs away from blacks in the city and basically have avoided the issue entirely. As a result, many have not had to confront their biases towards a particular race of people. I feel like if Obama had been a white man, people would vote for him with the rationale of, "We aren't ready for a woman president."We have had black mayors, governors, senators, representatives, and even Secretaries of State. Why is president "off limits"? When does a race of people become 'ready' for America? How is that judged exactly?

Does it require more than the support of millions of people ready to throw their hard earned money at them? And why is it that people in my generation seem to see him as a person almost universally, but older folks can't see Barack for more than his skin color?I'd be interested to see too how white folks in the south went for Obama versus white folks in the north. Because frankly, between reading some of the comments posted on, and comments made by people I know, I am beginning to believe my friend is right. A large number of people in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, etc. are too simple-minded or afraid to confront their own racial biases, and would rather hide behind a flimsy argument. It's really pathetic. I hope I am wrong, and that my friend is wrong. I understand this argument against Obama is used by people of all states, but why did this seem like the elephant in the room to me?"

And more here from a post called "Hope Deferred".

That last letter from the Atlanta grad student kind of nails it. So my question to you "Obamaholics is this: How does your boy win in the general? And should he just say the hell with it, and use his run to register new voters and use his new high profile soap box to speak to issues that really matter to urban A-merry-ca? Or should he seize the moment and try to start a third party?

David Duke where are you? I think it's time you made a comeback.

I am secretly posting at damn near 1:00AM, because I had to make sure Mrs. Field was sleeping. She swore that if I do one more post on the "O" man that was short of a flat out endorsement she was taking away my blogging privileges. So folks, if you read this post tonight and don't see it up tomorrow, you will know why.

**I have to apologize for misspelling Mr. Rubin's name. It's Rubin, not Ruben.
Thanks for reading Daniel, and for checking a brotha.**

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Can we trust him?

"I want to assure the people of the 9th Ward, the people of New Orleans, the people of this country: Never again will a disaster of this nature be handled in the terrible and disgraceful way that it was handled, never again." ~~~John Mccain on Katrina~~

Ouch! That was Mr. Morton giving the frat boy his ass to kiss today in the "Big Easy". Remember South Carolina motherfucker?

So the poverty, I really do love black people tour continues, and Mr. Morton headed straight to our ground zero, New Orleans. Of course the dumbocrats are crying foul. This is dirty politics, he has his fingers crossed, He is just like George Bush, he doesn't care about black people. But I think it's falling on deaf ears. Did you see those old black ladies dancing with McCain? One thing about us black folks, we are a forgiving group of people, and if we think you really care about us, we have no problem showing you some love. And I have to give to to old Mr. Morton, he didn't look quite so uncomfortable around us black folks. That's important, it's why we felt Bubba all these years. He just looked so damn comfortable around us. Unlike the damn republicans who would always act like they were on a different fucking planet when they are around black folks. Remember the fake ass cowboy from California? He was the worst. Of course, in retrospect, we know why now. You would be nervous too if you had to be around a bunch of people you spent all of your time fucking over. But I digress. Back to Mr. Morton.

So why is he doing all of this? Did he just wake up one day and decide that he was going to be the President for the black people too? I don't think so. I think the dumbocrats are kind of right. I think these moves are political. I think Mr. Morton has made a calculated effort to move to the middle and go after those independents and the folks who are going to be pissed off from the dumbocratic side if their guy or gal isn't the nominee. Make no mistake, no matter how much they hate his old ass, repukeliklans will not stay home and let a woman or a black man win this bitch. They just won't. Especially if the woman's name is Hillary, and the black man's name is Osama...whoops, I meant Obama. Hey folks, the "O" man is black again, his neutral race shield was torn away by the ice Queen. Now he is just another one of us. White mama or not. McCain knows that, and he knows black folks will be furious at some point in November, whether the "O" man is the dumbocratic nominee or not. So now Mr. Morton is trying to be the President of all the people, and he is hoping that he won't be such a bitter pill for black folks to swallow.

But just be careful of the old coot. I don't really trust him. There is something about the dude that just doesn't sit right with me. And having him as President will be kind of scary. It's why I will never vote for his ass in the general. But I still give him credit. Even if he has his fingers crossed, at least he is showing up. Which is more than I can say for the frat boy, and his rethuglican friends.

Poor McCain, the conservatives and the right wing crowd are going to have another name for him now: "Nigger lover."

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I have a few more things to say about last night's election here in "Pistolvania". And I have a few choice words for you Negroes here in Philly. Negroes like the clown who asked me if I voted, and when I told him yes, he had the nerve to brag to me that he didn't because he had to do something with his "old lady."

It's these kind of Negroes that make me wonder if it's really worth it to fight the good fight. I mean why bother? Some folks just enjoy living in ignorance. I will let you all in on a little secret; I happen to have some pretty good connects at our dumbocratic city committee here, and I looked at those Ward results from last night. And guess what, a lot of you Negroes didn't even vote. Not for Hillary not for Obama. Now for Hillary that might not have been a bad thing, because if your dumb asses did vote, it probably would have been for the "O" man. I thought I knew you Negroes but I don't. The other night I gave the "O" man's advisor some bad advise, because I told him to save his WAM (walking around money) and to use it for other shit. "It's a national election I told him, folks are going to come out for this one, they are passionate about their candidates." Well you Negroes here in Philly didn't come out. Thousands and thousands of you stayed home. I guess you will always need your committee person and ward leader to come around and kick your lazy assess in the butt. I bet if they were giving away free T.V's at Wal-Mart your asses would have skipped work to go. But not to go and vote, something that folks died to give you the right to do. Something that new immigrants to this country can't wait to do once they get their citizenship. You want a politician to ignore you? Just keep ignoring the ballot box. Want your neighborhoods to stay fucked up? Keep ignoring the voting booth. No wonder the "O" man is reaching out to white folks, he knows you sorry Negroes don't vote.

So the Negroes in Philly didn't come out in force, althoug the ones that did, came out for the "O" man by a nine to one margin. And I am going to give it to the "Ice Queen", she kept the Montgomery County and Bucks County suburbs close when everyone was expecting an "O" man blowout. A Jewish friend of mine saw this coming, and he tried to warn me. His Mom and his older relatives were strong for Hillary, and she sealed the deal for them when she made her comments about the Middle East the other day. That was "dog whistle" politics for all the Jews in this area; I will "obliterate" any country in the Middle East that fucks with Israel. And for most Jews that's all they needed to hear. Hey, that's smart politics Hillary, the "O" man could learn a thing or two from you. You knew the blue collar Catholics and the ethnic gun toting crowd wasn't going to vote for his black ass, so you went after his Northeastern suburban base.

Now as for the aforementioned blue collar crowd. This could be the most problematic thing for the "O" man in the general election. He needs states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, or Michigan to become President, but all of those states have a significant population of "Negro fearing" folks. And even if the "O" man went in to everyone of their homes and gave them a check for $1,000, they still wouldn't vote for his ass. I told you all that at the start of this nomination process and it's still true.

I love how all the pundits and pollsters like to beat around the bush on this issue of race, as if it's so hard to believe that everyone in these divided states don't share our Yankee doodle idealism. They will beat around the bush to find anything except the real reason these folks won't vote for the "O" man. "Well, he is too young. Well, there is that Pastor. Well, his wife just seems so angry. Well, his bowling game is weak. Well, he can't go to his right on the basketball court....."Come on now. Let's keep it 100% with each other. "He looks like one of the gangbangers I just saw on the evening news, and don't want the leader of my country to look like that." Sorry "O" man, only the best Tuna's get to be Starkist.

So that's my little postscript on the elections folks. Here in Pistolvania we hate to see the candidates go. I know the T.V. stations are sad that the "O" man is leaving, they made a killing on that guy. Now in retrospect, I am realizing that maybe he should have kept his T.V. money and used it for something else. WAM maybe?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Bill and Hillary show continues.

I saw where Bubba said that the "O" man played the race card on him, and he was pretty much fighting mad about it. Folks, it's getting ugly out here. " My office is in Harlem....". Okay Bubba, whatever that means. How often are you in there? And do you ever step out of your office when the weather is nice to take a nice leisurely stroll amongst your black peeps?

Honestly, I will say this; if you are Bill and Hillary Clinton you have to be wondering what the fuck hit you. Here we have this upstart Negro from Illinois pushing the "Ice Queen" for the dumbocratic nomination, and unless some major shit goes down between now and the convention (no not an eight point win in Pistolvania. More on that in a minute) the little half and half SOB will be it. Can you imagine the anger the former first couple must be feeling?

But Bubba just won't keep his mouth shut. Even on the eve of a big swing state victory for his wife. In a way, he can be blamed for messing it up early for her too. Bubba suffers from the same issues that so many folks in the dumbocratic party and on the left suffer from. They think that because we have similar political interests we are kindred spirits and that they can feel our pain. They can't. That is something that only us folks will ever understand. To their credit, folks on the right don't even pretend that they can feel our pain, and they honestly don't give a fuck about us or our pain. We represent 12% of the population that they pretty much have written off. If 1% of you want to sell out and try to see things our way, that's fine. but we sure as hell aren't going to go looking for your vote. We are who we are, get in the tent, or stay the fuck out.

All these dynamics is what makes this dumbocratic primary season so interesting. We are starting to see how some liberals really feel, (read some of the comments from this post over at Mydd) and some of you black folks as well. You have turned on the Clintons big time, and it took one of your own running against one of them to cause you to do it. All you have to do is read some of the comments on this blog to see how the Obamaholics really feel, and it ain't pretty.

So now as I watch the Ice Queen give her victory speech, I can feel the venom coming from you Obamaholics (The field won't be getting any for awhile. Thanks Hillary!). I know you are all wishing she would just go away; but sadly, it doesn't look like she will be going anywhere for awhile. I know she is running out of money, and her campaign is in the red, but she is trying to raise funds on the Net now, and only time will tell how it goes. Folks, I think this thing is going all the way to Denver, and even then we don't know what will happen with the Super Delegates.

So let's see what the margins are. I predicted six to eight percent, and it looks like I will be close. But we will see.

Hey, here in Killadelphia, in spite of our good mayor, the black folks came out for the "O" man at a damn near 90% clip. But this is Pistolvania, and please believe me when I tell you, that even if the "O" man had not stumbled in that debate, and even if he had not made that "bitter" comment, he was going to lose. You will just have to trust me on that one. Too many poor blue collar folks, as well as white working class Catholics (see Ohio for our demographic). So it's on to Indiana and North Carolina now, and the intensity of the campaign season will only get hotter.

I see where Hillary thanked her family and her spouse tonight in her victory speech. I wonder if she wants to rethink that position.

Monday, April 21, 2008

You have to start somewhere.

I saw Mr. Morton on the Edmund Pettus Bridge today, and it felt so strange to see a republican candidate for President of these divided states, campaigning in cotton picking country out in rural West Alabama. Talk about surreal. But there was Mr. Morton, praising the marchers on the bridge and giving an honest to god olive branch to my peeps.

Now I must give it to Mr. Morton's people, I think it's a brilliant political strategy to reach out to African Americans while he has the republican nomination already locked up. Let's face it, none of the folks who vote for Mr. Morton are going to vote for Hillary or the "O" man in the general, so his base is in tact. The best thing that Mr. Morton can do now is to hold down the voter turnout among the dumbocratic base. If Hillary wins, for instance, can you imagine the angst it will create among black folks? Many of you will stay home, and some of you will even cross over and vote for Mr. Morton. So why not reach out to your fickle asses now? Just to let you know that it's cool to go to the dark side, and vote for the republican candidate. It's smart, and it just might work. Mr. Morton has been around more black folks lately than Jerry Springer, and it might not translate into more votes for him, but it sure could translate into black folks staying home if Hillary were to win the dumbocratic nomination.

Now let me put this out there right now; and I know that this is going to piss off a bunch of you Obamaholics, because I have heard quite a few of you say that you will never vote for Hillary. But if she (Hillary) happens to beat the "O" man, I am voting for her ass, period. I am not ready to join that rethugliklan tent just yet. I have some serious issues with claustrophobia and somehow I don't think that tent is as big as they say it is.

"Oh but field Hillary is too divisive, we need someone that can bring the country together" My answer to that would be why? Why the fuck would I want to come together with my political enemies? See, it's like this, I came from a place where we shot at our political enemies, so excuse me if I am not feeling the whole Kumbaya thing. I don't want to reach across the isle like the "O" man, because I happen to be a creature of my convictions. And what I believe ain't what those red state folks believe; no matter what they tell you, and no matter how many civil rights sites Mr. Morton visits. My interests are different than their interests, and just because we have to share a country together doesn't mean we have to agree on shit. For instance, I believe in a woman's right to choose, yet I am against the death penalty. I believe that two people of the same sex should have the right to marry each other, and adopt as many kids as they would like. I believe in implementing some serious gun control measures in urban areas, and I believe that felons should be given the right to vote after they serve their time to society. I believe that health care should be free to every citizen..scratch that, every human being-- citizen or not-- who happens to live in these divided states of A-merry-ca. And speaking of citizens, I believe that illegal immigrants who are here now should be allowed to stay if they can proof that they have a full time job. I believe that billionaires like Warren Buffet should pay the same amount of taxes percentage wise as Joe Sixpack. I believe that the minimum wage should be raised to $8 an hour, and I believe that there should be a cap on certain CEO compensation packets. I believe that the environment is seriously fucked up and we should do something about it. I believe that we should spend as much money in education as we do on defense. And I believe that we should get the fuck out of Iraq yesterday. But I seriously digress.

So yes folks, if Hillary wins the nomination, I will be voting for her in spite of what goes down in these primaries, and in spite of how much Mr. Morton is trying to schmooze my peeps. Sorry, after the last "compassionate conservative" who occupied the White House, excuse me if I am not buying what Mr. Morton is selling. I have seen their kind of compassion before, and if you don't mind I will take my chances with one of the dumbocrats again this year.

So thanks for the nice gesture Mr. Morton, I am glad you have a sense of history, and that you acknowledged the civil rights struggle, and field Negroes like John Lewis. Your party has come a long way from when that fake ass cowboy from California took his sorry ass to Philadelphia Mississippi to piss on us. But unfortunately for you I have a long memory, and it will take more than a trip to Selma to make me forget all that shit, or to make me rethink my stance on any of my positions. Especially since I know that you disagree with damn near everyone of them.

"I am aware the African American vote has been very small in favor of the Republican Party. I am aware of the challenges, and I am aware of the fact that there will be many people who will not vote for me, but I'm going to be the president of all the people."

Sorry Mr. Morton, but I am one of those people who won't be voting for you, but nice try.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The "O" man's bird?

I am trying to keep this post as non racial as possible. But sometimes, given the reality of what's happening in our country, it gets kind of hard to do that. And quite frankly, that's not always a bad thing. Sometimes we can use certain incidents as teachable moments amongst each other (the races) and we can learn about each other in ways that can bring us together.

So here is the reason for this post: Recently I have noticed that quite a few pro Hillary, conservative, and even liberal blogs , have been all a buzz over the fact that the "O" man gave the Ice Queen the middle finger at a speech recently. Now I love my girl Carolyn Kay over at "Make Them Accountable", but I think she is wrong on this one.

Let me say this right now (and someone mentioned it on this blog before). Black folks don't give the finger. We would much rather just say "fuck you". Have you ever seen a black driver flip the bird to another driver in a car? I don't think so. We would run you down until you got to the next light, roll our window down, and ask you what your fucking problem was. White folks, on the other hand, will flip you the bird, and make skid marks on your ass. I looked at that You Tube clip over and over, and no matter how hard I tried, I just didn't see the bird being flipped. I saw his middle finger go up to brush his face, but not in a way that said, "fuck you Hillary".

Then there is the other hand gesture our boy made in North Carolina. The one where he made like Jigga (That's Jay Z to all you white folks) and brushed his shoulders off. I see where some white blogs spent all their time and energy investigating that shit too. ("I think that was some hip hop black reference. Code speak, dog whistle politics for the black folks ") Let me help you. It means the shit you threw at me didn't bother me and I have moved on. And yes, I think he did do that on purpose. It's funny, because when he did it, I saw the black folks in the audience laughing their asses off. But the white folks (at least the old ones), to quote my man Borat, "not so much". I thought that was kind of amusing.

The "O" man was mad during that speech. It was right after the ambush at 5th and Market, and he fucked up and let his black come out. But it was cool, I understood why he did it, and it seemed very appropriate at the time. Now if he had really flipped Hillary the bird it wouldn't have been cool. And I am sure he knows that. The funny thing, or should I say the sad thing, is that people are not willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. The man is running for president of these divided sates and he is going to flip his opponent the bird in front of thousands of people? Give me a fucking break please! Do you think they would say that shit about another kind of candidate? Do you think they would give Mr. Morton the benefit of the doubt? I think they would. And yet his crazy ass would be more than likely the one to do that shit.

So calm down folks, there is nothing to that finger story. You can get the "O" man on other shit--like some of his policy positions for instance--, but not this.

When it comes to flipping his opponent the finger in a presidential race; no he can't.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Cindy's recipe for disaster.

I don't know why this story bothers me so much, but it does. I am talking about the story of Cindy McCain lying about some her family recipes and then blaming it on an intern. "Oh come on field, why do you have to assume the McCains are lying?" Because I have a hard time believing that some low level unpaid staffer would be given the authority to something like this. Sorry, I am just not buying it. But then, as is always the case, they throw the little guy under the bus. I wonder what "dealt with swiftly" means? Talk about elitist and out of touch. "We took his zero pay." Da fuck? I don't know about you guys, but if I was t hat intern I would have told Mr. Morton and company what they can do with their zero pay, after I exposed their sorry asses.

But this is the free ride that comes with being Mr. Morton these days. I wonder how many people in A-merry-ca even heard of this story? Seems Lady Cindy lifted three recipes directly from the Food Network and said it was her family's own. ["Napa Cabbage"?] Can you imagine if Michelle Obama had done some shit like that? The FAKE NEWS NETWORK would have cut into their coverage of the Pope's mass today and flashing BREAKING NEWS signs would be all over the television screen. "MICHELLE OBAMA LIES ABOUT FAMILY RECIPE".

I don't know about the rest of you, but if someone lies to me about something as simple as a family recipe, I have to wonder just what else they would lie to me about. "Ahh come on field she is not running for president, her husband is." Okay, I would buy that if everyone all of a sudden started leaving Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama alone. But if that's the only excuse for not going after Mr. Morton's wife, it's a pretty flimsy one. The intern did it? Come one Cindy, give us all a break!

And who has a secret family recipe anyway? Unless you are a member of the Sander's family from Kentucky your recipe has been more than likely lifted from somewhere else. I mean we can all add a little something or take a little something away from a known recipe, but your own secret ? My mother's black Jamaican wine cake was to die for, but my mother didn't invent that shit. I make a mean spaghetti and meatball, but the reason mine tastes so good has to do with a little sugar that I add to the tomato sauce (from a bottle by the way) and a little something that I throw in my water when I am boiling my pasta. But it all has to do with just tweaking a recipe that is already in place. I think Cindy and her peeps thought it would be cool to seem like regular people, and they got caught.

Give me a first lady who expresses her opinions about A-merry-ca and what she thinks would make it better. Or, a first mate who was actually President, and not one who would lie about a damn recipe. And if you don't think our first lady is important, think again. Picture this scenario: President McCain is entertaining the Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Belusconi, in the White House. Cindy offers his wife some dumplings which she declares is from her family's own secret recipe, but which looks suspiciously to the first lady like gnocchis. The Italian knows she is lying. She is offended. She tells her husband. All of a sudden, poof, there goes another NATO ally.

Seriously folks, I know the folks on the right say this is a non story, but they need to get real. If they are going to kill the "O" man over a flag pin, and his wife over an essay she wrote in college, they damn well better call out Mrs. Morton's ass for lying about some shit that she knows how to cook. --Like she has ever seen what a fucking stove looks like---. I wonder if we will get any questions about recipegatge in the general election debates? I doubt it. Little George will be interviewing Mr. Morton on ABC-linton tomorrow, let's see if there is any mention of recipegate then. I doubt there will be, because, well, it's Mr. Morton, and he always gets a pass.

I bet Cindy is in the kitchen right now cooking up her favorite dish. Oh wait, I meant in the medicine cabinet...okay that was mean, I kid I kid.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Night out.

Tonight was an interesting night in the "city of brotherly love". The weather was nice so you know white folks were losing their natural minds. Center City's out door cafes and eateries were jam packed, and there was a serious buzz in the air. Part of it is because the Mets and the circus is in town (same thing), the Sixers will soon start a playoff series, and the Flyers are up 3-1 on the Caps in the hockey playoffs.

And, of course, part of it was because the "O" man was giving a huge outdoor rally at Independence Square. No I didn't go, but I was about six blocks away at a black professionals happy hour, put on by my man Sulaiman Rahman; who happens to be the founder and CEO of Urban He introduced me to one of the "O" man's senior campaign advisers, Rick Wade, who got an earful from the field about Philly politics, and what his boy was and wasn't doing right. He seemed pretty cool (although he admitted he as a little lacking in his knowledge of the blogging phenomenon), and I promised to call him and set up an interview for my blog. Not! That isn't going to happen of course, unless his name is Lark Voorhies I won't be wasting his time or mine. Sorry Rick, it must have been the "Coronas".

So anyhoo, the ice Queen was out in Radnor on the Main Line (how appropriate, I will say why in a minute) shilling for the blue blood crowd. And she was pretty fired up from what I could tell from the sound bites. No doubt she was feeling frisky after the beat down ABClinton gave the "O" man.

I hung around Center City until I couldn't take it anymore. ( I was way past my 12% quota but they were "professionals" so I let it slide) Finally I dipped out and headed home.

Now I am home again and reading my latest issue of "Rolling Stone" magazine. This is when I see an article by Matt Taibbi, who happens to be a pretty good writer. Folks, if you can get a hold of this, run to your nearest magazine stand. He talks about how the "Ice Queen loves to dole out taxpayer dollars and gets mad dollars from the companies she does favors for. I knew that. So did everyone else in A-merry-ca. What I didn't know, was that Reverend Calvin Butts, the pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, endorsed Hillary in a very public way. No problem there, he can endorse anyone he wants to (Although I am always suspicious when preachers endorse politricksters). But then I read further and found out that Hillary steered $1.5 million in tax money to the churches youth programs. Now I am sure the good Rev. does some good things with his youth programs, but just once I would like to see a preacher or a politician do something out of real conviction and not for the money.

I bet they are still cheering out on the main line.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

A Wise man.

And now this from my man Tim Wise. (Hey the right wing wackos hate him, so that alone ought to make you read this shit) After last night's debate I think it's the perfect time to drop this little gem on you folks.

"For most white folks, indignation just doesn't wear well. Once affected or conjured up, it reminds one of a pudgy man, wearing a tie that may well have fit him when he was fifty pounds lighter, but which now cuts off somewhere above his navel and makes him look like an idiot.

Indignation doesn't work for most whites, because having remained sanguine about, silent during, indeed often supportive of so much injustice over the years in this country--the theft of native land and genocide of indigenous persons, and the enslavement of Africans being only two of the best examples--we are just a bit late to get into the game of moral rectitude. And once we enter it, our efforts at righteousness tend to fail the test of sincerity.

But here we are, in 2008, fuming at the words of Pastor Jeremiah Wright, of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago--occasionally Barack Obama's pastor, and the man whom Obama credits with having brought him to Christianity--for merely reminding us of those evils about which we have remained so quiet, so dismissive, so unconcerned. It is not the crime that bothers us, but the remembrance of it, the unwillingness to let it go--these last words being the first ones uttered by most whites it seems whenever anyone, least of all an "angry black man" like Jeremiah Wright, foists upon us the bill of particulars for several centuries of white supremacy.

But our collective indignation, no matter how loudly we announce it, cannot drown out the truth. And as much as white America may not be able to hear it (and as much as politics may require Obama to condemn it) let us be clear, Jeremiah Wright fundamentally told the truth.
Oh I know that for some such a comment will seem shocking. After all, didn't he say that America "got what it deserved" on 9/11? And didn't he say that black people should be singing "God Damn America" because of its treatment of the African American community throughout the years?

Well actually, no he didn't. "

There is more....

Ahhh the hate A-merry-ca crowd. But do they really? Wasn't the good Reverend a Marine? (That is a pic I have up there of a younger Reverend Wright in his military uni) And is it A-merry-ca that they hate or some of the people who control it? I wonder how many of those people served this country by putting their asses on the line?

And hey, if John Kerry was"Swift Boated" what do we call this phenomenon? "Reverend Wrighted?"
****Thanks Matef****

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ambush at 5th and Market

I bet the "O" man knows what the 1st Cavalry Division at the la Drang Valley felt like after tonight's ABC debate. I mean WTF? Was it me or did it seem like little George Stephanopoulos couldn't wait to get his teeth into my boy. I mean what the hell was that all about? The first half hour was all about Reverend Wright, and the "O" man's "bitter" comments. I thought this was supposed to be a debate about the issues? Honest to god they would have been better off on the FAKE NEWS NETWORK. These two clowns were a joke. I like a tough moderator, but come on George, I know you used to work for the Clintons, but could you have at least tried to put a journalist hat on? What a fucking disgrace! I bet the little motherfucker really felt like Napoleon tonight. Affirmative action, guns, all the wedge issues to fire up certain white folks and turn them off from a certain black candidate even more. If the former first lady was a baseball player she would be the league MVP after tonight's debate with all the soft balls she had thrown her way.

Now I can see why some folks in the black media here in Philly was against these two clowns moderating the debate in the first place. I am not sure it could have gotten any worse than this. Still, I have to give the "O" man credit, he did a good job just keeping his composure and not jumping from behind the podium and giving little George a real Philly ass whooping.

I know the debate is not over yet, but I haven't heard one question about any of the shit affecting urban A-merry-ca. Issues such as education, crime, a fair credit and banking system, housing. Or, what kind of judges do you plan to appoint when you become President? What are your views on NAFTA and immigration? How do you plan to rebuild the Gulf Coast? What about the mess we have with our Airlines in this country? The A-merry-can dollar is sinking all over the world and we owe the Chinese a zillion dollars, how do we get out of this mess? Do you have a plan to catch Bin Laden and bring him to justice before he dies in a cave of natural causes? And are you going to issue an executive order to force Lark Voorhees to call the field Negro? Okay that one was bullshit, but they might as well have asked it. Given the bullshit questions they did ask, how could a question like that have been worse? Pledged Delegates? Who gives a fuck? Let's see what they are going to do when they become President of these divided states. Let the dumbocratic party decide who they will elect and how they will elect them. You two clowns should have been asking questions that effect real A-merry-cans, not bullshit questions to satisfy inside the beltway pundits and political junkies.

Thank goodness this farce is over. I bet the "O" man is glad. The poor guy might have actually gotten votes tonight from people who felt sorry for his ass. I bet he thought he was in North Philly, or Southwest somewhere. He couldn't believe he was in a WSZ at 5th and Market. After the gang up and beat down he took from these two gang bangers in suits from ABC, he had to have been asking his handlers what happened. Where is Philly's finest when you need them?

Anyway, mercifully, it's over. I have a pretty strong stomach, but I can only take so much.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My religion post.

I have a confession to make (although folks who are regulars to this blog probably already know this) I am what Bill O-lie-ly calls a "secular progressive". I don't particularly like religion, and I have never been able to figure out what all the fuss was about.

It just bothers me that people who get up and go to church every Sunday morning to sing, pray, and give ten percent of their pay check to the offering plate, would have a heart attack if their son or daughter brought a mate home from a different race. In spite of what the Constitution says, A-merry-cans have always used their religion to try and regulate the behavior of others, and not for their own personal salvation. I have some fundamental issues with that.

I have, for instance, never been able to figure out how we want to put someone to death for raping a little girl. Yet we treat the leader of a church that turns a blind eye while its priests molests little boys like a fucking rock star. I still can't figure out why some people who claim to be really religious love their guns so much. I guess it's all a part of that eye for an eye thing. Still, it seems a little oxymoronic no? And why is it that the most fucked up neighborhoods here in my hometown has a church on every corner? Is it another case of what came first, the chicken or the egg? I am not so sure. And how can a bunch of wackos fly airplanes into buildings, and kill thousands of innocent people, all because they think that when it's over they can have their pick of virgins in paradise? Now if that's not some twisted shit I don't know what is. But hey, that's religion for you, it can be so complicated.

I say that,---it's complicated, because some good things can come from religion as well. If it wasn't for religion, for instance, we probably wouldn't have had a civil rights movement in this country. Some of our great leaders came out of the church. The church can build character and self confidence. It can be an incubator for really wonderful human beings. Some of our great musicians came out of the church, and some of the great modern philosophers and political scientist based their philosophy on religious principles. In a way I am like an ungrateful child, because if it wasn't for the church my family would not have enjoyed some of the comforts that we did.

So all this leaves me angry and frustrated. Angry because I see all the potentially good things that those who are supposed to be selling us religion are throwing away. Religion is not doing what it is supposed to. In fact, in many cases it is having an opposite effect. And I am frustrated because I have never been able to come to grips with just what the hell makes us tick. What is this religion thing all about? When we die, where will we go?

But at the end of the day all I ask for is tolerance. I am willing to make a pact with the religious among us. I will be tolerant of your beliefs no matter what they are, if you will promise to be tolerant of my non-beliefs; at least until I can figure this thing out.

I just hope it won't be too late :)

Monday, April 14, 2008

Oh boy!

"That little boy is driving well and he's putting well. He's doing everything it takes to win. So, you know what you guys do when he gets in here? You pat him on the back and say congratulations and enjoy it and tell him not serve fried chicken next year. "

That was Fuzzy Zoeller talking about the other multi racial sensation here in A-merry-ca, Tiger Woods.

"That boy’s finger does not need to be on the button."

That was republiklan (gee, that's a surprise) congressman, Geoff Davis, of the great state of Kentucky, talking to a bunch of his fellow republiklans about the multi racial flavor of the month, Barack Obama.

I know you all think I am going to have a lot of stuff to say about this, but I am not.

Hey, the man apologized he said he used a "poor choice of words", and apparently he wrote the "O" man a long letter expressing his regret for using that type of language to describe him. So what's the big deal? He didn't mean Obama was a "boy" like a little boy. He just meant it as a term of endearment, because they are buds. Hey, the guy is only three years older than the "O" man, so how could he have meant it in a bad way? I mean if the "O" man is a boy then he is a boy too right?.........

So anyhoooo, I am sure this won't get nearly the amount of media play that the "O" man calling small town folks "bitter" will get. You know why? Because some of the people in charge of the news we get feel the exact same way about the black boy wonder running for the highest office in the land. This clown just didn't get the memo and he fucked up. He said what quite a few "red state" folks say over the dinner table. "Come on field you can't paint rural red state voters with such a broad brush, what makes you think they feel that way?" Yeah Okay, just watch how much votes Geoff Davis wins by when the next election rolls around.

So it started already, now that the republiklans (there is someone I have to thank for that word but I can't remember who it is) are close to going one on one against the "O" man, you can expect quite a lot more slips of the tongue before this thing is over. And it will take many different forms and will happen in many different forums. ["I can't believe I did that" Yes you can.] Now we won't hear about most of them, because most folks will be smarter than Geoff Davis, or the clown from the AP. But we will hear some.

But that's all you will hear from me folks. I am trying to take some of my reader's advise and lay off the constant "O" man posts....Okay that's bullshit, because tomorrow, given all the shit that's going on in this race, I just might be posting about his ass again. Come on folks, it's a black man running for President of these divided states. There will always be something to talk about, because the natives are restless, and I guarantee you that it's just a matter of time before someone forgets the memo again.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The uppity candidate.

"Elitism is the belief or attitude that those individuals who are considered members of the elite — a select group of people with outstanding personal abilities, intellect, wealth, specialized training or experience, or other distinctive attributes — are those whose views on a matter are to be taken the most seriously or carry the most weight; whose views and/or actions are most likely to be constructive to society as a whole; or whose extraordinary skills, abilities or wisdom render them especially fit to govern [1]. Alternatively, the term elitism may be used to describe a situation in which power is concentrated in the hands of the elite."


Okay, so now that we know what elite means I think we can try to understand the characterization of the "O" man as being an elitist, out of touch, snob.

It's funny, because I thought that is what A-merry-cans wanted in their leaders, someone who is elite. I mean aren't all of A-merry-ca's leaders wealthy? Google how many millionaires are in the U.S. Senate. How much money did the Clinton's make over the past few years again? Extraordinary skills? If you ask most A-merry-cans they will tall you that many of their past Presidents and leaders were blessed with extraordinary skills and talents. Aren't those the same qualities that an elite person is supposed to possess? I submit to you that A-merry-cans wanted their Presidents to be elite. That is, until, this potential President. This one, they don't want to be elite. "There is nothing a white man with a penny hates more than a nigger with a nickle." Sorry "O" man, no elitism or uppity behavior from you. Here in A-merry-ca we will not tolerate an uppity black man. That trait is reserved for our white Presidents and Presidential candidates (Even when they are dumb like the frat boy). Sorry, but they see the Harvard law degree and think affirmative action. Like Gerri Ferraro they don't think you would be here without the benefit of your skin color. I thought you knew that?

So "O" man I know you are really trying to seem like the white as well as black candidiate, but you might want to change your message just a little bit. Do not tell poor and small town white people that they are poor and come from a small town. They don't need your black Ivy League educated, big city ass reminding them how fucked up their condition is. John McCain can tell them that, even Hillary, but not you "O" man, in their minds, their skin color is all that they have over you. Don't take that away, or you will lose their vote for sure.

So in the future, try to be a little smarter. For someone with a white mama you sure don't understand white folks. It's that damn Michelle isn't it? She just blackened you up too much. Well it's time to get in touch with your white side. Don't worry about black folks, they are going to vote for you no matter what. (90% here in Philly in spite of Mayor Nutter's pronouncements). Black folks will know what you are doing, and why you are doing it. (if it wasn't for that damn FAKE NEWS no one would have even known about your preacher.)

Next time say something like: Black people in the inner cities are bitter and frustrated. This is why they drink and take drugs. This is why they kill each other. And this is why the old people go to church every Sunday morning. That is what you should have said. Then you wouldn't be having these problems, and having such a hard time getting back on message. Then white folks in Wal Mart A-merry-ca would have been cheering their asses off, and would have been saying: right on Obama. Man that Obama sure rocks! He sure told those blacks about themselves. That's the kind of Negro we need in the white house, one that is not afraid to tell it like it is and will not pull any punches..... Oh well, back to the drawing board.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Small town doesn't have to equal small mind. But if you are a politician you hope it does.

"Well I was born in a small town And I live in a small town Prob'ly die in a small town Oh, those small communities"

~~John Cougar Mellencamp~~

I keep going back to those statements by the "O" man, the ones about folks in small town A-merry-ca. And here is the thing; no matter how hard I try I can't find a problem with what he said. But sadly, as I said in my last post, no matter how much you Obamaholics accuse me of being fickle, and no matter how much you say this little dust up won't hurt the "O" man, it will.

Mrs. Field is from a very small town in Louisiana (population one stop light), and she agrees with the "O" man 110%. She thinks that the folks in her town love god, guns, and every thing red white and blue in between. When I first met Mrs. Field's folks they couldn't get over the fact that I was from Jamaica. They had never met anyone outside of Louisiana let alone the country before. Nothing against my sweet in laws and their neighbors, but folks from small towns just don't see too much outside of their world. Which is why polittricksters tend to take advantage of them so much.

The "O" man was speaking to something that has become so much a part of A--merry-can life and politics that it has become the way we as A-merry-cans see ourselves. It 's the way that the repukes kept on to power for so long: Reach out to the people in small towns. Focus on issues like gays, guns, and god, and keep the electorate divided along racial and class lines. Racial lines when the folks are poor, and class lines when the folks you are trying to reach are rich. Find something to unify your base around like hating the gays and immigrants.---- Like one single gay person ever came to your small town and prevented you from getting your high school diploma, going to college, or learning a skill. Like that job the poor immigrant is doing picking mushrooms or cutting your lawn is keeping food off your family's table. But this is the brilliance of the A-merry-can "three card monty". Fool people into thinking that they all can be rich, and that the only reason that they are not is because of the other guy, and not the elected government officials and their corporate welfare kings.

It's why people like "constructive feedback" (whose comments have become more prevalent on this site, and who probably doesn't employ a single person, in spite of all his capitalist rhetoric--- I employ two by the way) probably has a six figure job, and is giving it all back in taxes and to different entities to keep up with his bougie lifestyle, and thinks he will be Donald Trump one day. He won't. When he dies, ten, twenty, thirty, or forty years from now, his obituary will read just like the millions of A-merry-cans who died before him. No foundations, no large University named after him, no trust fund to set up his great grandchildren for life, and no lasting contribution to society or to mankind. Just another dumb ass selfish A-merry-can who pursued happiness until his miserable life ended.

So "O" man, I hope you survive this latest media frenzy. But good luck. Knowing A-merry-cans like I do, your former pastor, Reverend Wright, better have god on speed dial.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Guns, religion, and a vote for Hillary.

I honestly was not going to blog about the "O" man until after the debates next Tuesday, but apparently the "O" man went and put his foot in his mouth while talking to a bunch of fundraisers. So here we go again. Just when it seemed like white A-merry-cans were ready to forget his preacher, he goes out and tell a bunch of fat cat fundraisers that small town A-merry-cans are bitter, and ( I am paraprhasing here) that they are preoccupied with things like guns and religion. Well, forget paraphrasing, here is the quote: (Which, by the way, happens to be a true statement)

“You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them...And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.
“And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

Well Obamaholics, I don't know what to tell you this time, except that your boy is making it very tough for himself. Mrs. Field (a confirmed Obamaholic) was watching CNN tonight and I couldn't tell if she was madder at the anchor for continually playing the audio or the "O" man for being dumb enough to put himself in that position. The irony is that it was a Huf Post reporter who broke the story. ----Apparently this reporter never leaves home without their trusty tape recorder.

Poor "O" man, I understand his frustrations with small town Pennsylvanians and small town A-merry-ca. But "O'"man it's not bitterness why some of them will never vote for your black ass, it's something else. And failing to call out the elephant in the room is fine. But if you are going to do that, you should just not say anything at all. People are questioning your political skills for a reason. A real politician would not have said what you did in public. I don't care if those big wigs in California were giving you a million a pop. Just shut up. Don't give the Ice Queen and Mr. Morton bulletin board material. Now they are all over you for this latest little misstep, and once again, you gave the Ice Queen new life.

Now some clown on CNN is saying that this is a watershed moment for your campaign and that on a scale from 1-10 this is an 11 in terms of damage. Well I don't think it's quite that bad, but it ain't good. I had you losing Pennsylvania by about five percentage points, which would have been a victory for you. Now, I don't know, I am thinking you lose by at least 13 percentage points, and maybe more. This could have bad implications for you at the convention as well. Now all of the Ice Queen's Super Delegates are going to be telling the other Super Delegates to switch to the dark side, and your little California comments might just have given them a reason to do that.

So Obamaholics, I sure hope your boy survives this latest mess he put himself in. But if he doesn't, today will go down as "Black Friday" for everybody who ever jumped on the good ship "O".

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Will you take a check?


Dear friend, TOP SECRET RE: TRANSFER OF ($6.5 USD) SIX MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS) I want to transfer to overseas the sum of ($6.5 USD) SIX Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) from a Prime Bank in Africa . I would like to ask you to quietly look for a reliable and honest person who will be capable and fit to provide either an existing bank account or to set up a new Bank a/c immediately to receive this money, even an empty a/c can serve as far as it can receive money. I am DR MARTIN YARO. An accountant and personal confidant to late Mr. George A Roberts who died together with his wife in a plane crash on the October 31st 1999 on their way to attend wedding in Boston, he is an American, a physician and industrialist, he died without having any beneficiary to his assets including his account here in Ghana which he opened as his personal savings for the purpose of expansion and development of his company before his untimely death in 1999. The amount involved is ($6.500.000.00USD) SIX Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars), no other person knows about this account. I am contacting you for us to transfer this funds to your account as the beneficiary, I want to transfer the whole $6,500.000.00 (SIX Million Five Hundred Thousand USD) into a safe account abroad, but I don't know any foreigner. I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money can not be approved to a local person here, without valid international foreign passport, but can only be approved to any foreigner with valid international passport or drivers license and foreign a/c because the money is in US Dollars and the former owner of the a/c late Mr. George A Roberts was a foreigner, and as such the money can only be approved into a foreign a/c. I need your full co-operation to make this work fine because the management is ready to approve this payment to any foreigner who has correct information of this account, which I will give to you, upon your positive response and once I am convinced that you are capable and will meet up with the inheritance procedures. At the conclusion of this business, you will be given 40% of the total amount, 55% will be for me, while 5% will be for expenses both parties might have incurred during the process of transferring. You should observe utmost CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECRECY in this transaction, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I will require your assistance to invest my share in your country. You should fill this form below and send to me immediately as soon as you receive this letter:

Your Full Name: ..................................... Your Telephone: .................................Your Age: .............................Sex…………………………..
Marital Status: .......................Nationality……………………..
Receiving Country: .................... Trusting to hear from you immediately.Sincerely DR MARTIN YARO"

Sorry Dr. Yaro, I will pass.

Hey how many of you get this shit in your e-mail boxes every day? These schemes from my cousins in Africa, trying to separate the rich A-merry-cans from their money. Honestly, I think the shit is kind of funny. I like reading them and seeing the different ways they try to pull off the hustle. Of course most of the time the grammar is so fucked up that it's almost laughable to read them.

And still they try. I must get at least thirty of these attempted hustles in my inbox every day. You would think that if my cousins can sit at a computer keyboard all day and type this kind of shit, they would at least try to put their skills to some good use. I mean can't one of these credit card companies hire them to do some customer service work like they do the Indians? I am just saying.

So on and on it goes, and tomorrow there will be more letters from the rich bankers in Africa.
And tomorrow some sucker here in A-merry-ca will bite.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The lollipop theory.

"Field have you ever seen a half eaten lollipop?"

A girlfriend of mine used to ask me that question. When I asked her what that was supposed to mean, she explained to me that a man will use something up until he can't use it anymore. If he sees something he likes he will always go back for more. Thus the half eaten lollipop theory. "A man will never really break up with a woman" she used to tell me, "because as long as she lets him he will always go back for more lollipop". Okay, I must confess that the "half eaten lollipop theory" never really made much sense to me, I always figured that it was a woman thing and you would have to be one to really understand it.

But now, as I get older, I think I am starting to get it a little more. I am starting to see how it plays itself out in more dangerous and sobering ways.

So having said all of that that, I have a question for the women reading this:

If you have two children by a man---- let's say they are two years apart, and five years later you find yourself alone and not receiving any financial or emotional support from him. And for whatever reason, let's say he comes back into your life. Do you now have yet another child with him, the same man? And after you have that child, do you now sue him for support for all three children, and then damn the court system when they can't force him to pay because he doesn't have a pot to piss in?

I mean if you have the potential to be a lollipop, shouldn't you make sure that you know when to tell the eater to stop.

I am just wondering. Sometimes I have to try and find ways to blog about real life shit. And sometimes you folks have to give me some real answers.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Should it be Black or black?

"It's all a bunch of crap. Americans are Americans are Americans. I am of Irish, Dutch, English and German heritagebut I am not called European-American, just American. Why can't we all just leave it at that. I you live in England, you are British. If you live in Germany, you are German. If you live in Africa, you are African. And if you live in America, you are American. ENOUGH ALREADY!"

That comment was from a poster named "Chief" who was commenting on a message board where i happened to be lurking. They were talking about capitalizing the b in black and the w in white. The question was; is it proper to do so?

Now i know that the PC set will always capitalize the B when they refer to us black folks. But please don't do us any favors, it's just a fucking letter in a word, it won't improve one public school or get one single illegal gun off the street.

This fine Afrospear blogger had a problem with the Houston Chronicle not capitalizing the b in black, and it prompted an interesting discussion. And note Francis Holland's comments in the comment section of that post: He is right of course, some white people lose their natural minds when the B in black is capitalized. As if black folks are going to somehow become empowered because there is a capital B in black. (See "Chief", that's why we can't just leave shit in A-merry-ca, because people get hung up over a capital fucking B)

But it's an interesting question, and i have gotten e-mails in the past about it. "Field why don't you capitalize the B when you write the word black when referring to black folks?" Ahhh because it's a color designation and not a reference to a race or nationality. Now to be honest, i am such a lazy ass writer, and i have such disregard for such things (just ask my grammar coach woozie) that there might have been a time or two where i might actually have capitalized the B in black, and i probably went on to write the b as lower case in the very next sentence. And if someone looks hard enough, i am sure they will find posts where I capitalized the W in white, and where i used the lower case w as well. My writing is just schizo like that.

If i am referring to an Asian, a Native American, a Caucasian, or a Negro, i will always capitalize, because that is an ethnic designation. But if i am referring to someones supposed color, well, as my man Borat says; "not so much". "But field what about the word colored?" Nope, i won't capitalize that either. That is still referring to a form of color designation, and besides, us black folks don't even like that word anymore. So "colored" will always have a lower case c when i use it. You will never see me capitalizing "colored". Never!

And a countries' first letter will always get capitalized, even if i spell it funny. So i will never start A-merry-ca with a lower case, because, well, it's a country, and A-merry-cans deserve more.

Oh well, maybe one of the smart people who comment here will tell me what is proper and what is not. i know one thing i am going back to capitalizing i. My ego can't take this lower case shit anymore. Yes, I like this a little better.

Monday, April 07, 2008

The fried chicken candidate.

"There are no automatics in life that all black people are going to support a single black candidate in a race...All black folks don't eat fried chicken or eat watermelon..."

That was my Mayor, Michael Nutter, talking about how some black folks are giving him the fuzzy eye ball because of his support of the "O" man. Indeed my Mayor is one of the more high profile African American leaders supporting the "Ice Queen" these days. It has put him front and center into the national spotlight, and has made him a must get for many media outlets who want to hear from one of the five black people in A-merry-ca who don't support the "O" man.

Now I happen to love fried chicken ( I will kill for some Popeye's), but I can't stand watermelon. And I suspect that there are some black folks who love watermelon but can't stand fried chi.....I take that back, I don't think there is a black person in A-merry-ca who doesn't love fried chicken. So you are wrong Mike, all black folks do like fried chicken. So think of the "O" man as your political fried chicken. Black folks love the guy, and as he gets closer to the White House , they are going to love him even more.

I suspect though, that my Mayor doesn't really care about that because I really don't think he has aspirations for a higher political office. And if he does, he won't need a majority black vote to get it. My Mayor has always gotten a lot of love from educated white folks and just enough of the black vote here in Philly to make him politically viable. That won't stop now, and he knows it. So why not take a shot and support the "Ice Queen"? I also suspect that there is some political pay back at work here. The "O" man supported Nutter's opponent, Chaka Fattah, in the last Mayor's race, and I don't think Mike has forgotten that.

Still, I am going to upset some of you Obamaholics and say that Mayor Nutter has every right to support the Ice Queen if he thinks that she is the best candidate. And like he said, why don't white folks ask Teddy Kennedy why he is supporting Obama and not the white candidate? You are right Mike, we don't all have to like fried chicken and watermelon, and people shouldn't expect us to. You are free to like your chicken baked, and mangoes instead of melons. But it would be nice if we got a really good reason why you are supporting lady Hillary. Especially since we know that our Governor and the rest of the party machine is supporting her. It would help if you were just honest and up front with us and told us that you were supporting her because it's the shrewed political thing to do. I don't like watermelon because of all the seeds, and for some reason it always makes my stomach feel funny when I eat it. So why doesn't my Mayor like the "O"man ? He says he likes Hillary because she understands the "tough issues facing America's cities". But does she really? To believe that, you really have to be wearing blinders. Honestly, I think that my Mayor hedged his bet a little too early. He jumped on the Hillary bandwagon and can't jump off now. To his credit, he has stuck with with his guns, and he is staying on the good ship Hillary no matter what.

All I can say Mike is that if the "O" man wins you better make up with him fast. I don't want my beloved city to suffer because of your poor political calculations. You better send him some cheese steaks, soft pretzels, and season tickets to the Sixer's games (I hear he loves his B ball). If that doesn't work, you might want to consider some fried chicken from Delilah's. I bet he likes fried chicken like the rest of us.