Friday, October 31, 2008

FOUR DAYS AND COUNTING: BE AFRAID NEGROES, BE VERY AFRAID.


Two things happened today which made me decide on this post. First, I was in court waiting on a friend of mine when I struck up a conversation with an older African American gentleman. He was there supporting his grandson who was being tried on a drug charge. He asked me if I was a lawyer, I said yes, and we took it from there. I never like to answer legal questions to people I don't represent, so I changed the subject. I asked him what he thought of the upcoming elections, and if he thought his O ness was going to win. "Yes lawd yes", he told me. "Honestly man, I can't wait for November 4th to get here, I just hope and pray that they don't do nothing to that man, and that he don't say nothing stupid to piss off these white folks." (Did I tell you that I love Philly? The honesty from the man on the street here is refreshing)


The second thing happened while driving home. True confessions; I often listen to conservative talk radio. And one of their host was going on and on about how disappointed African Americans will be if Obama loses. He said (and I am paraphrasing) that even if Obama wins, it won't be long before black folks are so disappointed in him that they are going to be in for a tremendous let down. In essence what he was saying was that black folks have so much invested emotionally in Obama, that it could get ugly if he loses. And that we should chill and take it down a notch. s


Both those experiences had me thinking about this final weekend of the campaign, and just what will the reaction be if Obama loses? (Oh yes he could lose. These rethugs play dirty, and they will do anything to win an election) Will we take to the streets like some seem to want to suggest? Will we just sit around the house and not eat for days, like someone who has just been dumped by the love of their life? Or will it finally cause black folks to wake up from all the grinning and jiving here in A-merry-ca, and force us to become politically conscious and engaged?


And what if he does win? How long will the feeling of euphoria last? Folks, we can only party to EWF, eat fried chicken and drink Caurvoisier for so long. What happens when the O man has to start making real policy decisions that might affect programs that we care about? What happens when Obama appoints a federal Judge whose views we find repulsive? What happens when the O man has to go to some of those red states that we wish would just fucking secede and make nice?


I am going to come clean right now: I will be a happy camper if Obama wins, because I think his election is important and historic. I think his temperament and persona is suited for the office, and I honestly think he will rule from the center. But the first day he fucks up, I will be calling him out right here on this blog. And please don't give me the he is a brotha so cut him some slack speech. His job is too important, and honestly, I think he will understand that. He will understand that he doesn't get a free pass from black critical thinkers just because he is black. Maybe this isn't the best analogy but I will use it anyway: Donovan is the quarterback of my hometown Eagles. When his ass throws a bad pass or makes a bad audible in the huddle, I don't think there is anyone in Philadelphia who boos his ass as loud as I do. Why? Because he is the quarterback of my team, and I hold his ass accountable for his actions on that football field. The O man is the quarterback of the country, and I will be holding his ass accountable for what goes on at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.


But we are getting ahead of ourselves. Our boy is not close to winning this thing yet. And to stay with our football analogy, it's the fourth quarter and McCain is down, but he has three time- outs left.


November 4th the whistle will sound, and the game will be over. If you look up at that scoreboard and Obama has 277, go to FOX NEWS or turn on conservative talk radio and get ready to have some fun. If it's McCain, on the other hand, sitting at that number, get a nice travel magazine and start dusting off your passport. Because Mr. Morton will be coming after all of you Negroes, and since damn near 96% of you are voting for Obama, he can just pretty much point and shoot. (Relax Sarah, I don't mean that in a literal way)


Oh boy, now I am nervous.


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Mr. Morton, you don't need an infomercial; just hire me.


I AM JOHN MCCAIN AND I APPROVE OF THIS MESSAGE:

My friends by now I am sure that you all have heard about al Qaeda's latest video tape wishing for an Obama victory. Yes my friends, those very people who seek to destroy us, are now openly cheering against the party of true patriotism and our forefathers. They are hoping that we will lose these upcoming elections for the heart and soul of our great country.


My friends, don't let this happen; on November 4th we can all be proud Americans again, and we can send a message to our Muslim enemies and their sympathizers. I am so proud of my friends in Texas, because they have not believed the lies perpetrated by the Obama worshipers in the main stream media.

But my friends, this is our country, we vote here, not al Qaeda. They tried to kill us, and now they want to "humiliate" us by encouraging you to vote for the cut and run party, led by a man who refuses to show us his birth certificate or his medical records. What is he afraid of?

Next Tuesday let's show al Qaeda what America thinks of their little video taped infomercial for Obama.


My friends, the real infomercial yesterday came from Abu Yaha al-Libi, not Barack Obama. That is what America should have been watching, and listening to; not Barack Hussain Obama. We have heard enough of his ---not proud to be American ---speeches, and his empty promises. It's time take our country back.


I don't know about you folks; but its "morning in America" from where I sit. We are still the greatest country on earth. A country where we are guided by our faith, and not the tyrannical hand of the state or the shallow cult of personality.



I am in the wrong business.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Compassionate racism.




First, let me start this post by saying: HOW BOUT DEM PHILS?

Okay, that felt good. I don't have time to do a lot of writing tonight. But I am going to leave you with a little cut and paste job from my hometown paper. It's an excellent article, and it was written by Dana Difillippo, and Steohania Farr. It's about our kinder gentler racist in the age of Obama.

"IN THE GAZEBO on Fairmount Park's Lemon Hill, they gathered to celebrate their whiteness.

But the 75 skinheads - most of whom were male, bald and tattooed - didn't torch crosses, incite fights, burn houses or wear white hoods like the race-haters of the past.


Instead, they drank vitamin water and green tea, and chatted about plumbing, television and how to tell who's "shady" just by looking at them. They then paraded to the riverside statue of Icelandic explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni - among the first Europeans to set foot on North America, around 1010 - to lay a wreath in honor of their heritage.
Welcome to hate in 2008.
Supremacists who used to express their loathing for blacks, gays, Jews and other minorities with fists and fire now post fliers, blog online, ramble on talk radio, commune at invitation-only white-power concerts and gather for subdued ceremonies with subtle messages, like the Oct. 11 wreath-laying organized by the Keystone State Skinheads (KSS).


But not all white supremacists share KSS' subtle-minded message.

On Monday, federal authorities announced the arrest of two neo-Nazis, Daniel Cowart, 20, of Tennessee and Paul Schlesselman, 18, of Arkansas, who were allegedly plotting a cross-country killing rampage of African-Americans, which they planned to culminate with their assassination of presidential hopeful Barack Obama.


Steve Smith, director of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre chapter of the KSS, said that it was the type of plan that "makes us look like we're a bunch of loonies."
"They're a couple of loony bins that give our movement a bad name," Smith said. "I don't know anybody who would even think that killing Barack Obama would solve anything.
'Anyone who tries to kill Barack Obama does a lot more harm to the white movement than anything,' he said.



While Smith doesn't condone the assassination plot on Obama's life, he also doesn't support his candidacy for president - or John McCain's, for that matter, citing what he called McCain's support of "amnesty for illegal aliens.'


Immigration policy always has been a sticking point for white-supremacy organizations, especially those trying to reach white, mainstream Americans who fear marginalization.
As the immigrant debate raged in recent years, hate crimes against Latinos nationally rose 35 percent from 2003 to 2006, according to FBI statistics. Most recently, Luis Ramirez, a Mexican immigrant, was beaten to death last July in Shenandoah, Pa., allegedly by four white high-schoolers shouting racial slurs. And even as KSS tries to soften its image, many members have criminal records riddled with violent offenses, from bar brawls to racially motivated stabbings and beatings.


But many white extremists are trying to reinvent themselves to broaden their appeal and smash the hater stereotype that keeps potential recruits at bay. Locally, the KSS, the most active white-supremacy group in Pennsylvania with nine chapters statewide, now uses the name Keystone United to attract prospective members turned off by the skinhead connection. Members also now prefer the term "white nationalist" instead of "white supremacist," Smith said.

'The definition of a white supremacist is someone who wants to rule over other races,' Smith said. 'We don't wish to rule over others. We just want equal opportunities'"



Poor white supremacist, all they want is a little equality. Oh well, if your friend Sarah gets into power, you just might get it, boys.

And just for a little balance, my local paper featured this article about the New Black Panther Party, as well. Sorry fellows, we are in the age of Obama now; we don't need your services anymore.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Joe the selfish A-merry-can.



I was talking to one of my clients today, and the more I spoke to the poor woman the madder I got. Not so much at what she was saying to me, but because I started thinking about the latest rethuglican code words (wealth distribution and Socialism )in the middle of our conversation.


This poor woman was in the welfare to work program, was raising three children by herself (two of them teenagers), and she had to scrape out a $9.50 an hour living by cleaning up old people's shit out in the burbs. (I think they call what she does being a CNA, but you and I know that it basically means cleaning up after old people who can't clean up after themselves). Ahhh come on field, the woman made bad choices, how did she get stuck with three minor children and no husband at home? Nope, not this lady. She was married to the father of all three of her kids, and the poor guy died in a house fire a few years back. Sadly, he was the only bread winner in her family. But this post isn't even about this poor lady.


Here is why I was pissed: For the past few days I have had to listen to Mr. Morton and his minions try to push this new mantra about wealth redistribution on the A-merry-can people, and about Obama being a Socialist (I wish). All this when you and I know damn good and well that the biggest redistribution of wealth that ever took place in this country took place a few days ago. Remember folks? Remember when our government bailed out a bunch of billionaires on Wall Street? Remember when they were (and still are) pushing all kinds of government subsidized programs to save companies that well compensated CEO's fucked up? Talk about socialized banking system. And I have to listen to the Joe the plumber, dog whistle, bullshit, (yes it's a dog whistle. Hard working blue collar white guy,takes his hard earned money and has to give it back to the government to take care of those people.) for the last remaining days of this campaign. The shit is infuriating. Especially when I know that Joe the plumbers $40,000 a year salary is what some of us pay in taxes every year. Of course, we aren't complaining, but Joe is, because he thinks that his money is going to take care of people like my client. Hey Joe, how is this for a trade off: when you put your mama in the nursing home, because you don't want to be bothered with her anymore, who do you think is going to clean her shit? I know who it won't be. It won't be you, it won't be your wife, and it won't be Sarah fucking Palin. Nope, it's that poor former "welfare Queen" earning $9.50 an hour, who you don't want to give your "hard earned" money to. So how about helping her make it easier to get on her feet, Joe? How about a little help with child care subsidies, some food stamps, and maybe a little help with her transportation pass? That seems like a small sacrifice to have someone clean your mama's shit, doesn't it Joe?

But this is what happens with politics in A-merry-ca. One candidate makes a statement about fairness, and states the obvious,and he is demonized by his opponent for it. And the demonization works because his opponent's supporters hear all the code words that plays on their innermost prejudices and fears. Our hard earned money that we worked to get, has to go back to those people so that they can buy fancy cars, watch color televisions and buy bling. My client didn't have a car. In fact, she takes two different forms of public transportation to go to her job every morning. Poor Joe, little does he know that most of his tax dollars are going to bullshit pet projects that people he sent to Washington supports. And of course, to fund the army which protects him from those rock throwing Iraqi children in the Middle East. ("Freedom isn't free", Joe). I sure hope you stay healthy Joe, because I am guessing your health insurance policy is pretty fucked up. And since you want to keep all of your hard earned money and not get government involved in your life, if you ever have a catastrophic health issue, you are pretty much screwed.

Tonight as I sit here watching Sarah Palin's dumb ass, fire up an equally dumb bunch of hicks, with this redistribution of wealth and Socialism bullshit. I am tempted to throw my now empty bottle of "Ting" right threw the television set. I am in that kind of mood, and my anger has lasted all day. But I think better of it. After all, life ain't so bad. That poor client of mine; she has a right to throw something at her "color television", not me. Now come November 4th, that may be a different story.








***Quick note: I will be on NPR tomorrow with Farai *Chidey[a]. Please don't ask me when it will broadcast in your area, because I have no idea.

*I would like to thank a commenter on this post for correcting me on the spelling of Farai's name. Farai I apologize for misspelling your name, girl. You know I have nothing but love for ya.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Matt's October surprises aren't surprising anybody.





Poor Matt Drudge. The little weasel who always looks like he is masturbating under his overcoat has been throwing everything at the O man but the kitchen sink. Unfortunately for him, nothing seems to stick. Every day it's a new so called bomb shell written in red, and the little weasel prays that each one will stick. A few days ago it was the poor McCain campaign worker, who got a "B" carved on her mug by the dyslexic black mugger. And today it's an old tape of his O ness saying that we should redistribute wealth in this country (Like that's a bad thing. Hell that would be reason enough to vote for the guy right there). Then he goes back to when his O ness was in law school to find another none story to post on his site. (Matt does it with imagery too. Note the sick picture of poor Sarah hanging in effigy from some psychos home. And the one of the screaming Obama supporter). In fact, if you have been following Drudge for the past few days, you will notice that his site has become even more unhinged and alarmist. Shorter and shorter on facts, but longer on sensationalism. But sorry Matt, it won't work this time. Why? Because A-merry-cans have seen this trick before. And usually they will fall for it, or at least pretend to, but not this time. There is too much at stake here in A-merry-ca now; times are hard. People are really hurting, and all these bull shit distractions aren't going to help them keep their families warm this winter or put food on their tables.

And it's such a shame, because there are some stories out there worth investigating and reporting on. Did someone really say "He's a Nigger" on that video, and Sarah paused but didn't chastise her supporter? Wow! I still don't want to believe it. But if it wasn't for the Internet I wouldn't even have known about this latest happening in the land of Palin. Of course Drudge wouldn't report it. Just like I won't hold my breath and wait for him to report this one. (Update, I take that back, he did report on it, way below the headlines) Now, let me ask you folks a serious question: If a bunch of militant black separatist had planned to kill Mr. Morton and the feds uncovered it, how many nightly news cast do you think would lead with the story? If you guessed all of them please move to the head of the class.


So Matt, I think the gig is up, A-merry-ca is on to your "Chester the molester" looking ass. If this is the "October Surprise" you are going to have to do a whole lot better than that. In fact, the only "October surprise" I have seen this year is my Phillies being on the verge of winning the World Series. All that other crap is just noise. And guess what, it ain't even loud noise, because it is being drowned out by the Obamaholics. Funny what money mixed with passion can do isn't it Matt? Now, even your 15 million hits per day site can't drive the debate like it used to. Sorry Matt, this ain't John Kerry. You won't help to "swift boat" this guy. His Obamaholics won't let you.












Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sarah, it's time to go solo.




It was bound to happen. It happened to Beyonce with Destiny's Child. It happened with Diana Ross with the Supremes, and it happened with Patti Labelle, and her former group, Labelle. At some point the star of the group realizes that it's their show, and as a result, they decide to break off and go solo.



Well, we can add Sarah Palin to that list. Girlfriend has realized that it was her, and not Mr. Morton, who has been the star of the republican show. And now she wants to go solo. She wants to break away from the restraints of the RNC's grip, and do her own thing. As a result, there has been some serious infighting between the beauty queen and Mr. Morton's people; and now, rethuglicans from coast to coast, are starting to turn on each other like a bunch of robbers caught red handed by the po po. From where I sit, it couldn't have happened to a nicer set of folks. Go figure, just a few months ago Sarah was supposedly electrifying the base, but now she is a drag on the party, and republicans are jumping ship faster than the rich folks on the Titanic. Apparently, Sarah just doesn't have it anymore. (I am sure Beyonce can relate), and she needs a hit. It's been a couple of bad weeks for poor Sarah. (Tina Fey, may you rot in hell) I bet she can remember when she was packing them in all by her lonesome, and raising the roof while the party faithful chanted her name. But now, the McCain folks are acting like their failure to gain some traction is all her fault, and it's only her negatives that are hurting the salty ones chances. They made her the designated attack dog, but now the the rest of A-merry-ca is turning on the attacker, and the RNC is in a bind.

Still, it doesn't seem Sarah is buying it. Like Patti, and Beyonce, girlfriend is a Diva (or at least that's what RNC operatives say) and you how Divas can be. The world centers around them, no matter who else is in it. Even pesky RNC operatives.



Personally, I never believed the Sarah hype (as you all can see from my multiple posts about Ms. Thing), maybe it's the Philly in me, but I knew she was a fraud all along. She might have been the lead singer in the RNC band, but unlike Beyonce, and Patti, she didn't have any talent, and it was just a matter of time before the rest of the country saw what was so obvious to us field Negroes. (Thank you Tina Fey)

And I am not crying for Sarah, she will be fine. I hear she might end up being the leading figure in her party after these elections. And while she waits to be crowned as the rethuglicans version of George W. Bush, she can cool her heels doing a talk show on FAKE NEWS like the rest of her washed up republican friends.





Should be fun. Hey, maybe she can even do some Tina Fey impersonations.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

I never usually do this but.....



ahhh what the hell, one more day of gloating.


Folks, please take a minute out of your busy day and go over to this wingnut site, and check out what the clowns over there were saying as Ashley's little lie was growing some legs.

For a real dose of humor, read the comments and notice how they progressively go from pure glee, to cautious scepticism, and then to disappointment. [*Idris Elba is that you in the pic? Were you anywhere near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wendesday night? Lucky for you that you *weren't, because if you were, your 6 foot 4 ass might have been picked up] Seriously, this crap is not funny. If not for the work of Pittsburgh's finest, some poor innocent black man could have been arrested and ultimately prosecuted for this crime. (Not Mr. Elba, he is famous, and he has money. But remember William Bennett?) So I am not laughing. To these wingnuts and their deranged blogger friends, this shit is about politics and ideology. To me, and folks who look like me, this shit is personal.

Oh, and since I am talking about wingnut sites. Please let's not make Michelle Malkin a hero for not jumping on this story like her other wingnut blogger friends. The only reason she held back was because she was smart enough to smell a rat from the jump. The others just couldn't resist playing on the racial fears of their base, and doing anything they could do try to revive the dying campaign of Mr. Morton.


Oh I love the smell of rotting Pajamas Media in the morning.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Another white person cries wolf: Or,in this case, Obama.


You would think poor Ashley Todd would know better. Susan Smith tried it,it didn't work. Charles Stuart tried it; it didn't work. Hell even Lindsey Lohan tried it, but it didn't work. Still, I can't say that I totally blame home girl. It used to be always safe to blame the black man in A-merry-ca. But now in the age of 24 hour surveillance cameras, and polygraph tests, it just might not be so easy anymore. Still, Ashley gave it the old college try.


Ashley Todd said that a big 6 four 4 black man put a five inch knife to her neck, took her money, and when he saw a McCain Palin bumper sticker on her car; he carved a "B" on her cheeks, just for good measure. Well, your first mistake, Ashley, was thinking a black man would rob your ass with a knife. Ain't happening. The weapon of choice to rob poor innocent white women at the ATM machine, is a hand gun. Or, as we call them in the hood; an "Air Mike Tyson". And another thing, no self respecting black robber would see you at the ATM, and just take the $60 you just took out. No Ashley, he would tell your ass to take your card and clean out whatever you had in that bitch. And you being a little white girl, a long way from your Texas home, I am sure there would be a nice piece of change in that old Texas Savings & Loan account....


Folks, I am trying to write this story, but it's so hard. It's hard to type when you are rolling with laughter. This morning the conservative press was all over this story. Drudge led with it, the conservative websites were salivating all over themselves, and FAKE NEWS was about to go wall to wall with Ashley coverage. ("This presidential election campaign will, undoubtedly, go down in history of one of the worst. John McCain supporter, Ashley Todd, 20, was robbed by a knife-wielding man, who etched a “B” into her face, after he saw a McCain bumper sticker on the woman’s car. According to the police, Ms. Todd was using an ATM at Liberty Avenue and Pearl Street in Bloomfield just before 9 p.m. Wednesday when a man approached her, put a knife to her throat and demanded $60. What a scumbag." That, from the conservative blog, "Black Political Thought". Yes, you are right; "what a scum"? But the scum is Ashley Todd and her cohorts in the McCain campaign, who pushed this story to the national press. And this presidential campaign will go down in history as "one of the worst". Why? Because of the desperate race baiting, and politics of fear being practiced by republicans, not because of anything the Obama camp is doing) But a funny thing happened on the way to the town square with the pitch forks, and the rope. Seems Ashley was lying. Back in the day that wouldn't have mattered, they would have found a black man, any black man, and his ass would have become one of those "strange fruit" that Billie Holiday used to sing about.


Now the only strange person in this entire episode is Mr. Morton. Because he has yet to apologize to the nation for the behavior of his campaign worker, and his campaign. A campaign that pushed a story knowing that even if it were true, it would have played on the worst racial fears of the A-merry-can people, and would have contributed to division and even more anger among the masses. Shame on you John McCain. Shame on you republicans.


Now everyone is saying that poor Ashley needs help, that she might have a mental problem, that she might have been under a lot of pressure, and blah blah blah. Listen, Ashley Todd is no different than quite a few people in this country. She is an ignorant racist piece of shit. The fact that she acted out her sick demented delusions, only means that she actually thought that she could get away with it.


Ashley Todd worked for the College Republican National Committee, and her job was to recruit other young people to her cause. Gee, I wonder how successful she has been so far?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Empress and her new clothes.


I honestly was trying to avoid writing about this next story. And I held out as long as I could. I already have an unfair rep. of being somewhat of a sexist, and I was afraid that writing about this subject would reinforce that unfair perception of moi. After all, if Sarah Palin was a male politician, would we have made such a big deal about her $150,000 shopping spree on the RNC's dime? I thought about that for a minute.....and the answer I came up with was, yes. I will use exhibit A, John Edwards, and his $200 hair cuts, to bolster my position. We killed the Breck Boy for his vainglorious ways, when his hair cuts were the story. So yes, Sarah, your ass is fair game.


Now let's talk about Sarah for a minute: Seems girlfriend hit up Neiman Marcus in the Twin Cities and Saks in the Lu for $75,062 and $41,850, respectively (that's funny, I never pegged St. Louis for a Saks kind of town), and girlfriend dropped another $4,100 for makeup and hair consulting. Even little baby Trig got hooked up. A $92 romper and matching hat did the trick for the little one. But seriously, hair consulting? Is that kind of like having a life coach just for your hair. Now why would Sarah need a hair consultant? I have some advise for you Sarah; and it won't cost you a dime: Lose that fucked up Aunt B hair style of yours. Try something else. Anything.


So in all, the little shopping spree came up to $150,000.00 all to dress up the hockey mom. (The Flyers are still winless) Sorry Sarah, your little makeover doesn't say small town middle A-merry-can values to me. In fact, it says style and appearance over substance. So let's see now: the average U.S. household spends $1,874 a year on clothes, you dropped damn near $100,000.00 on clothes in one month. That's a little more than just some lipstick there Sarah, don't you think? And I wonder if you will pay the taxes you will owe for these gifts? I am guessing you won't. After all, you do have some issues with stealing the government's money.



"Let's do what our parents told us before we probably even got that first credit card...Don't live outside of our means" Hear that A-merry-ca? Don't blow the entire college fund and 401K in just one month.


But as funny as this shit is, it's not what really has me pissed off about this story. No, it's the rethulicans reaction and how they carried about their little operation makeover in the first place. First, the arrogant pieces of shits are acting as if it's no big deal, just another case of the press picking on poor Sarah. And now we hear that they are going to donate the clothes to charity. Give me a break! Like what they are just going to drive that shit down to the Goodwill and drop it off. (Yes, I am Bob from the RNC, we have some Bob Mackie gowns here that we think you would just love to have )The slick ass rethuglicans, knowing that it's illegal for candidates to buy themselves clothes and personal items. So what did they do? They had a rehtuglican consultant, Jeff Larson, bill all the goodies to his firm, and then they reimbursed him. Larson, by the way, is running Mr. Morton's robo calls and is the same guy that ran the frat boy's robo calls against Mr. Morton in 2000. So in order to get around a little campaign law that McCain himself co-authored, the RNC used a middle man to get Sarah her clothes. You cant make this shit up.



So round and round it goes. Sarah and the family needed clothes because what, they don't have clothes in Alaska? The clothes they had didn't play well on television? What the hell, the woman was a governor of the state of Alaska for crying out loud, and her family didn't have any clothes? Can you imagine if the shoe was on the other foot (no pun intended), and the DNC had hooked up Joe Biden with some suits? We wouldn't hear the end of it.


But enough of Saksgate, it's time we got back to focusing on the real important issues facing our country. How bout dem Phillies?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"No Child Left Behind": even the ones we can't understand.


Some days I hate driving into Center City, Philadelphia, to go to my plantation. On certain days I like to drive to the train station, and leave the rest of my commute to SEPTA. Today was such a day.


So I am on my way home, chilling on the train, and deep into my thoughts. I am thinking about this upcoming election and what is now looking like (if you believe all the pundits and polls) a sure Obama victory. Lawd get ready to paint the white house black y'all. And I am thinking about my little pledge to run down Broad Street au natural if the O man wins, and how I am going to pull that shit off. PHILADELPHIA LAWYER ARRESTED FOR INDECENT EXPOSURE AFTER BEING CAUGHT RUNNING DOWN BROAD STREET, NAKED. "§ 3127. Indecent exposure. (a) Offense defined.--A person commits indecent exposure if that person exposes his or her genitals in any public place or in any place where there are present other persons under circumstances in which he or she knows or should know that this conduct is likely to offend, affront or alarm." DAMN!


So anywho, this post isn't about that; it's about what transpired next. About two stops into my ride, one of my "cousins" gets on the train, and proceeds to sit right in front of me. She is talking on the cell phone, and as my "cousins" tend to be from time to time, she is being very loud. She is talking non-stop, and she is talking very very fast. And then it struck me; I didn't understand a fucking word she was saying. Not one. The young lady certainly seemed like she was an A-merry-can, since I am pretty sure she was speaking with an A-merry-can accent. I tried to pay attention for a minute, just to make sure she was speaking English. That much I determined was true, she was speaking what was meant to be English: Gurl i tol dat bitch it ain't even dat serious see what i'm sayin cause if it was yo ass wouldn't even be speaking on dat shit fo real like i am goin play myself over some dum shit with these niggers when i know i can dip in dat shit on a major fo real i mean i told har to jus squash dat shit befo it got real serious fo real like das wat i be sayin fo real like what i cant get up in yo ass too bitch youze be seriously trippin nigga if you don't think i was like what is you be talking about on de real nigga your jawn be seriously fucked up .........I hope you were speed reading, because that is the only way you could get an idea of how fast my "cousin" was talking. Oh, did I mention that she had a high school uniform on? Yes, I am pretty sure she wasn't old enough to get her driver's license. Of field, stop it, how do you know that the girl isn't a straight A student, and she isn't just talking that way with her friends to shoot the breeze? I thought about that for a minute, just a minute. But sorry, my life experiences living here in the city says otherwise.



Wow! Okay, so let's say Obama is elected, how much emphasis will he put on education? I am no big fan of the frat boy's no child left behind initiative, but I think the frat boy had the right idea. "The Soft Bigotry Of Low Expectations"? Unfortunately, like with everything else, his administration was incompetent in how they tried to carry it out. The O man needs to pick up that ball and run with it. Public school education reform and accountability needs to be one of his top priorities, if and when he does takes office. "If".



I dont know what dude is looking at fo real gurl some bald headed ving rhames dude looking like dude from the geen mile an shit all up in my flavor shit mother fucker can't have a conversation an shit without motherfuckers all up in yours so anyway gurl i to told that nigga i know you don't think i am going to suck your dick or some shit....



The hell with that statute, I will definitely be glad to make that run. "Yes we can"!






Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A hanging chad might not be so bad after all.


I have said it on this blog before, but let me repeat it: I am not a big conspiracy guy. I think that man did land on the moon, I think that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, and I don't think that the government created the AIDS virus to kill black people and Gays.....well, I take that back, I am not too sure about that one.


But having said that, this story has me troubled. I first caught a glimpse of it on CNN tonight, where some old guy from West Virginia (who if you just looked at him, you wouldn't believe he would vote for the O man in a million years)tried to push the button on an ES&S touch screen voting machine (more on them in a minute) for Obama. Apparently, the poor old guy kept pushing the Obama button on the touch screen, but the machine kept registering, McCain. This is not some conspiracy buzz, I actually saw it happening live on my television, and the story is all over the Internet. Of course the republican county commissioner swears that there is nothing wrong with the machines,and the old guy just happened to get a bum machine. To CNN's credit, the followed up on the story, but the company said that this machine might just not have been calibrated properly. Hmmmm, not calibrated properly. And just what does that mean? And who is doing the calibrating? (Can one of you computer savvy field Negroes help me out with that one please?)


This whole ES&S touch screen thing got me to wondering: How many of these machines are in use? And what states are using them? "When I pushed Obama, it jumped to McCain. When I went down to governor's office and punched [Gov. Joe] Manchin, it went to the other dude. When I went to Karen Facemyer [the incumbent Republican state senator], I pushed the Democrat, but it jumped again. The rest of them were OK, but the machine sent my votes for those top three offices from the Democrat to the Republican.."


Okay, now is the time to cue in the Twilight Zone music. I must confess that I have heard some folks obsessing over these shaky voting machines (which are always controlled by some company with a connection to republicans) before, but I never paid much attention to them. I viewed the folks who were always complaining about them, kind of like I always viewed the folks who believe in UFOs. I hear them but I really don't listen to them if you get my drift. Now....I am not so sure. The more I read about these Es&S folks, the scarier the shit gets.

Hell, I am even learning that they used them in Ohio for crying out loud. Be afraid Obamaholics, be very afraid. Where there is a will (and a republican with money) there is a way. So don't go counting your fried chickens just yet.


And you gotta give the rethugs credit. All I have heard about is ACORN and their shaky voter registration drives. Nothing about ES&S and their shaky touch screen voting machines. Distract. Distract. Distract.


Folks, could we be far away from a time in this country, when the best man you can have on your political team is a good computer programmer, or hacker? I dare say that we might be there already. Obamaholics, you better pray that isn't the case.


Okay Rod Sterling, you can get out of my head now.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Colin Powell is a racist.




So Rush Limp-boy thinks that Colin Powell's endorsement of the O man was all about race. Go figure; one of A-merry-ca's most revered figures, a military icon, and a man who just a few years ago, according to A-merry-cans, transcended race, is now being accused of tribalism. Wow! What a difference a few years make.



The fat boy (That's fat boy not frat boy. That title is reserved for a certain President) almost burst an artery today screaming about the Colin Powell endorsement of the O man. "Secretary Powell says his endorsement is not about race," Limbaugh wrote. "OK, fine. I am now researching his past endorsements to see if I can find all the inexperienced, very liberal, white candidates he has endorsed. I'll let you know what I come up with."



Rush, please let me know when you come up with the senile old white guy, with a fucking trailer park trash for a running mate, who Powell endorsed as well. Please! Don't even get me started with this madness.




But Powell should have known that the rethugs would turn on him. See what tokenism gets you Colin? One minute you are their darling.--- The kind of black man every other black man should aspire to be--- And the next minute you are just like all the rest of those niggers in the tribe. Forget those four stars on your chest, and your years of service to your country; not to mention, your service to all those rethuligcan presidents. For endorsing that skinny Negro with the Muslim name, you go straight to the back of the bus.


"I come to the conclusion that because of his ability to inspire, because of the inclusive nature of his campaign, because he is reaching out all across America, because of who he is and his rhetorical abilities -- and you have to take that into account -- as well as his substance -- he has both style and substance,...He has met the standard of being a successful president, being an exceptional president."


I wonder if Mr. Morton will come to Colin Powell's defense. I wonder if he will get a fellow military man's back and tell Rush and the people like him in his party to back off? I wonder if he will admonish Rush and the people like him in his party for implying that Colin Powell can't see beyond race, and that he is guilty of playing the race card? "Let me say it louder, and let me say it even more plainly. IT WAS TOTALLY ABOUT RACE!" Let me say it even more plainly: RUSH LIMBAUGH IS A FAT DRUG ADDICT... sorry, I just had to do that. The charge itself is totally ridiculous,of course. I mean does that mean that all the former secretary of states who endorsed Mr. Morton did so because he is white? Of course not....well, ahh, let me stop, I don't want to be guilty of what I am accusing Rush of doing.


But what am I thinking? Rush Limp-boy gets anywhere from 10-20 million listeners per day, and damn near everyone of them will vote rethuglican. There is no way in hell that Mr. Morton will disavow anything that Rush says. None! The republican presidential candidate has made deals with many devils, and Rush just happens to be one of them. Albeit the fattest one with the most listeners. So this is the hand he was dealt. And the longer this campaign goes on, the more the ugly underbelly of rethuglican politics exposes itself, and the harder it is for the faces of the rethuglican party to hide the ugliness that is right below the surface. Fortunately, like the zits that eventually appear in the adolescents face, they can't stay hidden forever. Thank you Rush, for allowing the rest of A-merry-ca to see the zits, too.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Searching for a black friend in the age of Obama.




One of the side effects of this Obamamania phenomenon, is that all of a sudden everyone wants to have a black friend, or to at least be able to say, --- that other than a co-worker-- they know a black person. Forget those fake ass cheesy commercials, where you always see the token black friend or black couple, now it seems like white folks want the real deal.



Consider the plight of poor Devin Friedman. Friedman is GQ Magazine's senior correspondent, and he wrote an article about his search for a black friend which he actually posted on Craigslist, and which was featured in November's issue of GQ. Friedman's ad. in Craigslist went something like this:




I'm a 36 year old white guy. I grew up in a diverse neighborhood and have always gone to diverse schools. I've always had a decent number of black friends. That's changed over time. I work in the publishing industry, which is super white, and I've realized that my group of friends is getting whiter and whiter. He actually had some takers for his posting (I am trying to figure out who is more pathetic, Devin, or the black people who responded to him). And the article spends a great deal of time exploring Devin's encounters with friends from the dark side. So this lack of black friends is troubling to Devin, and his article chronicles his quest to change the racial makeup of his friends by any means necessary. "It's amazing to me that almost everyone I know has either black friends or white friends, but not both. We could have a black president but not a mixed country." Poor Devin, he is unwilling to accept the reality of self segregation. Or as the article called it: "Amicable racial estrangement". I like that phrase. I think there is a lot of "amicable racial estrangement" going on in A-merry-ca.


The article was funny in a rather pathetic kind of way. Still, I read it. I had to find out how Friedman went about pulling off "Operation Black Friend." Friedman talked about pitching the idea to his editors, and being amazed when they thought the idea was meant to be satirical. (Isn't it always when it comes to race?)But he was serious, and he seemed surprised to know that his fellow white people would view his sincere quest in such a way. "Everyone got quiet. Like: Um, I'm not really qualified to say if that's an awful idea. That's been pretty much the reaction of all white people who here about it. They stop talking. My feeling is: Fuck them." But he even had questions about his own quest for an Obama like friend. " Even if my intentions were noble, though, I have to admit that there was something about putting up an advertisement on Craigslist that didn't feel quite right." (Gee, ya think?). Then he found the satirical website, Rent A Negro, and he received another revelation. "It's satirical. You can log on and fill out a form to rent a black person--part of the joke is that black people get used all the time, anyway, so they might as well get paid for it. On the homepage it said: 'What can you give a person who has everything? Give them a new black friend!' Give them a new black friend!' Sitting in my office, clicking through this Web site, my blood went cold. It was like it had been invented to make fun of me, personally. One of the weirder aspects of racism is that no one is ever sure whether he’s racist or not, except for those few people who are totally okay with being racist. The rest of us, having internalized the knotty racial logic of this country, the contradictions about how you need to be color-blind and not color-blind, keep a wary eye on ourselves to see whether or not what we just said or did or thought was racist. And this project started to feel like the worst kind of tokenism—e-mail me here! I don’t care who you are as long as you’re black! I remembered what a friend of mine said about the ad I’d taken out: Why don’t you just get a lawn jockey and carry it around with you to parties?" Well, I wouldn't go quite that far. But Devin's friend had a point. I mean the reason a site like Rent A Negro can exist is because people like poor Devin exists. And the irony of it all isn't lost on me. Like he said; here he is really really trying not to be a racist, yet with the real racist, this as not such an issue, because he knows who he is, and is comfortable with it. But still, the whole Craigslist bit seems a little extreme, and it had me wondering if this was a stunt on Devin Friedman's part. I mean reading his account of his black interactions and contacts, I got the feeling that they were also full of racial stereotypes. Devin wasn't much better than the people he was trying not to become "..I can’t remember being at a party where people sang anything other than Happy Birthday.' Now I know why I wanted to go to a black party, I thought. Because they’re fun. Because white people really are uptight. We have a lot of good points, too. But Jesus it was nice to be at a party where not a single person asked me what I did for a living." "BLACK PARTY"? News flash Devin, there are a lot of parties where only black folks attend, and where the first thing they ask you is what you do for a living. And not all parties that black people go to are "fun". "I stood up and we shook. He bro-hugged me, in a more artful, more nuanced way than I do it. My shit hadn’t been updated since the ’90s, really. To be honest, I was just going by what I saw on TV." "BRO-HUGGED"? See, this is why I have issues with poor Devin. Even though I admire his effort, he still doesn't seem to get it. The fact that he thinks that there is a "bro hug" and there is this "artful nuanced" way of carrying it out, speaks volumes about how clueless he really is.


Here is the thing Devin: Us black folks are like any other group. We are not monolithic, and we have very diverse opinions, taste, ideologies, and yes; even ways to have fun. So there is no such thing as a black board of directors to give black people their cues on how to act and what not to like and like. I know I joke about shit like that all the time, but believe me, it's really not the case.


And please forget this insane pursuit to find a black friend. Just relax, be yourself, and eventually some black person might just find you and like you for who you are. If not, it's not a big deal. Trust me. There are plenty black folks without white friends. It's not the end of the world. We can all live in this amicable state of self segregation, as long as we show mutual respect for each other and afford each other the dignity that we each deserve as human beings.


"You can try out all kinds of personalities and styles when you’re a kid, when you’re a teenager. But when you get older, you become either black or white, you become a honky or a brother or an Oreo or a wigger. Those seem to be the choices. Wigger is a word I don’t use and would never speak aloud, the underpinnings of which I have fundamental beef with. But if I have to use it, then I kind of always wanted to be a wigger. I just never had the balls to do it. It always seemed somehow disrespectful. But it has nothing to do with wanting to be black, per se. I wish people understood that. What music you like is as much a choice for white people as it is for black people. And how it is you want to speak. And what it is you want your pants to say about you. It seems like life comes down to am I going to wear these Nike Air Force 1s or those Bass Weejuns. All other decisions about racial identity cascade from that. When I see white boys in long white T-shirts and baseball caps, black-culture-identiļ¬ed is how I say it, I feel a sense of recognition. Like I could have gone that way. A few different decisions and I’d at least know how to roll a blunt. But that’s fantasy..."




Oh boy.... Devin, why don't you just vote for Obama and leave it at that?


Read the GQ article here.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Does sacrifice only come from Pro American places?



Sarah Palin only likes to visit places where they love A-merry-ca. Places that are "Pro-American". I wonder what and where those places are? I always thought that most A-merry-cans love America. Even if they live in left leaning blue places like San Fransisco and Boston. But I am pretty sure I know what Sarah means when she says that; I am pretty sure I know who she really thinks loves A-merry-ca. Yep, the same folks the O man talked about who love their guns, their religion, and their small town way of life. Isolated. A very homogeneous existence far away from "dem dere" big cities and all those nig....ahhh, people.


I bet Sarah wouldn't consider Philly one of those A-merry-ca first places she likes to visit (Thank you for dropping the puck at the Flyers game Sarah, they haven't won a fucking game since). Too many of us here. And too many of those damn secular, progressive, liberals. As you may or may not know, liberals, and people who don't believe in jesus, are not A-merry-can.



But I wonder what Sarah would say to Jean Feggins; a woman who lost her son in Iraq, and a woman who had to suffer the further indignity of her own government covering up her son's death.


Her son's name wasn't Pat Tillman, so you have probably never heard of him. But what happened to another brave patriotic young man, PFC Albert Markee Nelson (Yes Sarah even though he is from Philly, and probably would have voted for Barack Obama, he was a patriot) is worth knowing about as well, and if you don't know about him, you should take the time to find out. Because while he might not have been a big time pro football player, his story is just as sad and compelling.

Sarah has a son in Iraq too, but his service counts for more, because he is from a place where they love A-merry-ca, and his parents aren't bleeding heart liberals. Ain't that right Sarah?



Ms. Feggins, sorry for your loss. I am sure Sarah would tell you herself, but she is a little busy right now, reaching out to the people who really love their country, and whose children's sacrifice really matter.




Friday, October 17, 2008

The republican season of ignorance continues.


I want to thank Riekki for sending me the following story:


"Inland GOP mailing depicts Obama's face on food stamp
11:39 PM PDT on Thursday, October 16, 2008By MICHELLE DeARMONDThe Press-Enterprise


The latest newsletter by an Inland Republican women's group depicts Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama surrounded by a watermelon, ribs and a bucket of fried chicken, prompting outrage in political circles.


The October newsletter by the Chaffey Community Republican Women, Federated says if Obama is elected his image will appear on food stamps -- instead of dollar bills like other presidents. The statement is followed by an illustration of "Obama Bucks" -- a phony $10 bill featuring Obama's face on a donkey's body, labeled "United States Food Stamps."
The GOP newsletter, which was sent to about 200 members and associates of the group by e-mail and regular mail last week, is drawing harsh criticism from members of the political group, elected leaders, party officials and others as racist.
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Special to The Press-Enterprise
An Inland Republican women’s group sent out a newsletter showing this fake $10 “food stamp” with Barack Obama’s face on it.


The group's president, Diane Fedele, said she plans to send an apology letter to her members and to apologize at the club's meeting next week. She said she simply wanted to deride a comment Obama made over the summer about how as an African-American he 'doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.'


'It was strictly an attempt to point out the outrageousness of his statement. I really don't want to go into it any further," Fedele said in a telephone interview Tuesday. "I absolutely apologize to anyone who was offended. That clearly wasn't my attempt.'


Fedele said she got the illustration in a number of chain e-mails and decided to reprint it for her members in the Trumpeter newsletter because she was offended that Obama would draw attention to his own race. She declined to say who sent her the e-mails with the illustration.
She said she doesn't think in racist terms, pointing out she once supported Republican Alan Keyes, an African-American who previously ran for president.


'I didn't see it the way that it's being taken. I never connected,' she said. 'It was just food to me. It didn't mean anything else.'


She said she also wasn't trying to make a statement linking Obama and food stamps, although her introductory text to the illustration connects the two: 'bama talks about all those presidents that got their names on bills. If elected, what bill would he be on????? Food Stamps, what else!" Club Member Cries


Sheila Raines, an African-American member of the club, was the first person to complain to Fedele about the newsletter. Raines, of San Bernardino, said she has worked hard to try to convince other minorities to join the Republican Party and now she feels betrayed.


'This is what keeps African-Americans from joining the Republican Party," she said. "I'm really hurt. I cried for 45 minutes.'


The Obama campaign declined to comment. It's the campaign's policy to not address such attacks, said Gabriel Sanchez, a California spokesman for the campaign.
The newsletter prompted a rebuke from another African-American member of the organization, which is well recognized in the community for its philanthropy and efforts to register and turn out voters in the Rancho Cucamonga and Upland areas.
Acquanetta Warren, a Fontana councilwoman and member of the women's group, said the item is rude and requires a public apology.


'When I opened that up and saw it, I said, 'Why did they do this? It doesn't even reflect our principles and values,' said Warren, who served as a Republican delegate to the national convention in September and is a regional vice chairwoman for the California Republican Party. "I know a lot of the ladies in that club and they're fantastic. They're volunteers. They really care -- some of them go to my church.'


Warren forwarded an electronic version of the newsletter to the California Republican Party headquarters, where officials also were outraged Wednesday and denounced the illustration.
Hector Barajas, the party's press secretary, said the party chairman likely will have a conversation with Fedele, and Barajas will attend the statewide California Federation of Republican Women conference this weekend in Los Angeles to handle any news media there to cover the controversy. Obama in Turban.


The newsletter is not the first such episode Barajas has had to respond to this week. The Sacramento Bee on Wednesday posted an image it said was captured from the Sacramento County GOP Web site that showed Obama in a turban next to Osama bin Laden.
It said: "The difference between Osama and Obama is just a little B.S." The site also encouraged members to 'aterboard Barack Obama,'a reference to a torture technique. The Sacramento County party took down the material Tuesday after being criticized.


Mark Kirk, a spokesman for the San Bernardino County GOP chairman, said he expects Chairman Gary Ovitt to also have a talk with Fedele and to attend the group's local meeting next week to discuss the issue with members, although the county GOP has no formal oversight role over the club. Kirk said these kinds of depictions hurt the party's ongoing efforts to reach out to minorities.


'It's very damaging and we're going to take steps to correct this,' Kirk said. 'Unfortunately, I don't know what you do to correct ignorance like this, but we will do what we can.'
Assemblyman Bill Emmerson, R-Redlands, and state Sen. Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, both criticized the illustration as inappropriate and irresponsible.


Dutton pointed out that his wife, a member of the club, is of Mexican heritage and has battled criticism that the Republican Party is not the party for minorities. The club's newsletter undercuts efforts to rise above racism, he said.


'Bias and racial comments and even suggestions are frankly what weakens us as a people. I think we as Americans need to rise above that,' he said.


Emmerson said he was extremely offended and sickened by the newsletter.
Barbara O'Connor, director of the Institute for the Study of Politics and the Media at Cal State Sacramento, said it's imperative that people speak out about these kinds of depictions no matter how small the organization. She praised Raines for doing so.


'It's a statement about what is civil discourse and can you get away with doing something under an organizational banner,' she said. "You have to cut it out at the root and the root is often small organizations that are local and they then become larger.'


Reach Michelle DeArmond at 951-368-9441 or
mdearmond@PE.com. "


Okay where do I start?......let me start with poor house Negro, Sheila. Sheila, you cried for 45 minutes? Instead of crying, why didn't you you go to your leader, Ms. Fedele, and slap the trick with a nice open palm? I admire the fact that you try to recruit other people of color to your party. But you have got to stand up to ignorance in your party, or you will continue to be the only spot under that republican tent.


Ms. Fedele, you voted for Alan Keyes? Damn! Racist AND stupid. Looks like you have got all the basis covered there Diane. You would make a perfect republican VP candidate. Just like a certain beauty queen.
I swear, November 4th can't come soon enough.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT "JOE THE PLUMBER"?


If he is anything like the asshole who charged me damn near $120 just to look at my washer, I would say, nothing.


But Mr. Morton is invoking his name on the campaign trail like he is his new running mate. Did you hear how many times he and the O man called his name in the debate? I think it was something like 25 times. And I still can't figure out why. Why the fuck do we hold plumbers or any of these trade union guys to the standard of the everyman in this country? The last time I checked; journeymen plumbers in Philly's Local 690, for instance, earned $40 an hour. So they will be just fine. And here is a dirty little secret about the trades in places like Philly, and I am sure in Ohio where "Joe the Plumber" is from: They don't let too many people of color into their little fraternity. In fact, they damn near go out of their way to exclude us. They are some of the most racist mofos in our fine city. For years the only way to get a union job in places like Philly was to have a family member vouch for you. So given the history of the whiteout here with our high paying trades, I am sure you know what that means. Consequently, the only trade union with people of color here in Philly is the Laborers, and not surprisingly, they are at the bottom of the wage rate totem poll.


Looking at "Joe the Plumber" made me think of some of our own trade guys here in the city. And somehow I got the feeling that if Obama had promised him $100,000.00 the day he got inaugurated he wouldn't have voted for his ass. (Did you hear his little crack about the O man tap dancing like Sammy Davis?) I bet Mr. Morton wished that there were millions of "Joe the Plumbers" out there. I bet he would have been elected for sure. Although, as it turns out, Joe might have been committing voter fraud for all these years in Ohio. Joe, we might have to lump you with those dreadful Acorn people. Yep, Joe is somewhat of a fraud himself. Owes back taxes; and doesn't even have a plumbing license? "Say it ain't so Joe".



I bet if Joe did have his own business he wouldn't give his workers a living wage or provide them with health care. So why should he be able to get his own business? I say fuck Joe. He don't seem so average to me. In fact, he reminds me of a lot of people I don't like too much.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"FRIGHT NIGHT"


Folks, excuse me if I make even more typos than I usually do tonight. I am still a little winded from riding my exercise bike in preparation for my little au natural Broad Street run. Was it me or did Halloween come a couple of weeks early this year? Mr. Morton, what the fuck? I watched the debate on CNN and they had a split screen up the entire time. Honestly, Mr. Morton scared the shit out of me. That man is seriously becoming unhinged. I swear if his eyes bulge anymore they will pop out of his head. The man looked like he had a helium pump in his suit. Poor Bob Shieffer. I bet he was seriously contemplating ending that bad boy a little early for fear of his life.
Forget pumpkins this Halloween, how about a Mr. Morton likeness in every window?


Now his O ness didn't do anything earth shattering. He was his usual cool self. A little too much smiling for the kid. But I get it; A-merry-ca likes their black men to be smiling. Mr. Morton, of course, was his usual salty self. But then he could afford to be. A-merry-ca is used to grumpy old white men. In fact, we kind of like them.


But it was bad for Mr. Morton tonight. The poor guy is desperate and it showed. You know you are having a bad night when your best line is a slip of the tongue. When he called the O man "Senator Government" I had to really check to see if it was a planned line or not. That was classic. But down playing the health of a woman on the abortion issue, and saying that the average cost of health care is $5,800 per person, were gaffes that he won't be able to come back from. "Sweep out the old boy network"? Mr. Morton, have you looked in a mirror lately?



But O man I have to give it to you, you are one cool character. Always disciplined, aways sticking to your talking points. How you resisted taking a shot at the beauty queen, I have no idea. But you did. When you slammed FOX NEWS, you got me. (FOX NEWS, isn't that an oxymoron?) I would have called the debate for your ass if you sang "Mary Had a Little Lamb" the rest of the night.


So go ahead on Obamaholics, with your bad selves. I guess this will be a "Yes We Can Night" for you all. Thank goodness Mrs. Field is an Obamaholic, because this will be a "yes we can night" for the kid as well. :) Thank you O man!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

"KILL HIM"! The Sarah Hate Tour, continues.



Scranton Pennsylvania ain't exactly field Negro country, if you get my drift. So I wasn't exactly surprised to hear that the good folks in Scranton were calling for the head of the skinny Negro with the funny name. "Kill Him" , one enthusiastic supporter shouted, while Congressional candidate, Chris Hackett, fired up the crowd. Oh, did I mention that this was once again a Sarah Palin rally? Well I didn't. But if you have been following these elections like I have, you would know that I didn't have to. Because I am sure you knew exactly who the guest of honor was.


Honestly, who are these people? Do they just follow Sarah around like "dead heads" or some shit? The Sarah Palin Hate Tour coming to a small back water town near you. And why didn't anyone in the crowd call out this guy? Why didn't Chris Hackett, who should know better, and who is running for Congress for crying out loud, rebuke the guy? Seriously folks; this stuff is not funny. These people aren't too smart, and if you keep telling them enough, they will really try to hurt that uppity Negro. Take that nigger, how is that for change? Since you are supposed to be the second coming, let me see you rise from the dead. Your dead ass is the only change that we all can believe in. We have god on our side ,so we will go to heaven after we kill your ass.


Now Mr. Morton is calling on the O man to condemn John Lewis for calling out the Sarah Hate Tour.


"Congressman John Lewis' comments represent a character attack against Governor Sarah Palin and me that is shocking and beyond the pale..."


And you damn near calling the guy a terrorist, doesn't? Mr. Morton, you must have lost your mind. But I am not surprised; given the crew you have been running with lately. They have turned you into nothing more than a political opportunist who will do anything in your powers to keep the White House white. Something which in spite of all the polls, I still think you might do.



BTW, folks please check out this film from the wonderful people over at Color Of Change and Brave New Films. It gives a good insight of what has been happening on the Sarah Hate Tour.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Addie, if you live you can keep your home.


So now we know how to save our homes if we are falling behind in our mortgage payments. Just shoot yourself. Hopefully you will survive the shooting like Addie Polk did. Of course if you don't, it's no big deal. I mean who wants to be homeless in this day and age?

Poor Addie was 90 years old, and she must have figured, what the hell. She lost her husband who she purchased the home with 38 years ago, and she was about to lose the house itself. Can you imagine? All those memories; a place she called home for 38 years, about to be taken from her? I can't. Thank you "Countrywide" and your scum bag executives.


Conservatives will say that Addie got her just deserts. That she should have been in a nursing home. That she shouldn't have taken out a 30 year mortgage at 86 years old, and that she kept refinancing over and over. Yes, but how else was she going to survive? Oh cry me a river. And what did she do with the $11,380.00 she got from the mortgage, field? I bet she blew it on casino junkets and a big screen television. You know those old people love to sit home and watch television. She should have been more careful with her money, has she ever heard of a reverse mortgage, field? Over at FOX they are all over ACORN, but nothing about Addie. Of course not, that would be too.... right.


Fannie Mae spokesman, Brian Faith, said the company will sign the property over outright to poor Addie. "Just given the circumstances, we think it's appropriate.." I guess we should all thank Dennis Kucinich for bringing this to Fannie Mae's attention by mentioning the plight of the poor woman in Congress. But what about all the other people facing foreclosure in A-merry-ca? People who don't want to quite go the Addie Polk route, but who are suffering in unimaginable ways never the less? What about them?


Those are the people Mr. Morton and his side kick should be speaking to as their campaign winds down. But they don't. Instead, all we hear about is how unfit the guy with the Muslim name is to lead us. And how exotic and unknown he is. I bet people like Addie Polk and others facing hard times don't care. All they want is someone in power who really cares about them and looks out for their interest. Someone who will help them save their homes, and ultimately themselves.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

America's hockey mom gets checked.


Philly is a tough town. The people here don' t have a lot of *patience for bullshit and they have no problem letting you know about it. Forget New York; "if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere".


So you have to wonder what Mr. Morton's camp was thinking when they accepted Ed. Snyder 's(The Flyer's owner) invitation to drop the puck at the Flyer's season opener against the New York Rangers. (A dumb move by Snyder to begin with) Our fans have booed Santa and little girls trying to sing the national anthem. What in hell made Mr. Morton think that they wouldn't boo Sarah's phony ass? Well, I am happy to report that they did. And don't even believe the news media when they say that the booing and cheering was split fifty fifty, it wasn't. I heard from a few people who were there that it wasn't even close, and the only reason it even seemed close was the loud music the Flyers played when the booing was clearly drowning out the cheers.


But Sarah was not only here to drop the puck, she was here to raise money as well, and guess what happened at the fund raiser? Yep, her ass got booed again. Memo to Sarah: I don't care if Scott Gomez is from your home state, he plays for the NEW YORK [stinking] Rangers now. Here in Philly the only thing we like from New York is SNL reruns.


And it gets better: while Sarah was here she even tried to tone down her rhetoric, and like her leader, she called for civility and respect for the rest of the campaign.


"'It is not lost on me that here tonight we are in the City of Brotherly Love. And William Penn saw this as a place where people of any color and background could live in harmony,' said Palin. 'This campaign is going to be hard-fought, but we can fight it with respect.' "


Give me a break. Talk about schizophrenic campaigning. So now it's all about love and harmony? Where was that love and harmony when you were getting your base to froth at the mouth at your modern day Klan rallies? They acted like rabid dogs, and you were their ring master. I wonder what tact Mr. Morton's campaign will take tomorrow? Is it me? Or does it seem like every day there is a new one?



"Palin said the campaign would uphold standards of 'tolerance and truth-telling'
'And there have been things that of course that have allowed those standards to be violated from both sides,'"



That's another thing about us here in Philly. Our bullshit meter is pretty high, and we can tell a fraud when we see or hear one.

"Outside the Bellevue, Palin, sitting in her car, gave a little back and forth wave to the protesters, who in return gave her thumbs down and rounds of boos."


Sarah, let me take it one step further than those protesters: Get the fuck out of my town, and please don't ever come back!

*Thanks Makaii

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Who is really being divisive?


When it comes to politrick-sters, I have to be honest, I don't respect too many of them. Most of them are lying phonies, who care more about staying in power than looking out for the interests of the people that they are supposed to be serving. Most of them. Of course there are exceptions.

Take my man John Lewis (D-Georgia) for instance. My man is a true civil rights icon, who speaks with a speech impediment to this day, because he got his ass kicked by racist mobs during the height of the civil rights struggle.


Lewis is a true field Negro, and is a man who I have the utmost respect for. And now, as if I didn't respect him enough, he went and made this statement today, calling out Mr. Morton and his beauty queen, sidekick (who by the way, got her ass booed at the Flyers game in Philly today) for their despicable and ignoble behavior during the last days of their campaign. I know that desperate times sometimes call for desperate measures, but this is ridiculous.


Playing "dog whistle" politics, and playing on the fears of others to win an election in this manner, has got to be a new low in A-merry-can poli-tricks. Notice I said a "new low", because A-merry-can politics has gone down this low road before. But it worked, and repukelicans will keep going to this well until it is dry. It is all they have left.


Of course Mr. Morton's camp is disappointed that Mr. Lewis would say these bad things about them. After all, it's the democrats and not republicans who are injecting race into this campaign.


"The Arizona senator said Lewis statement 'represent a character attack against Governor Sarah Palin and me that is shocking and beyond the pale.'
He said Lewis' comparison between criticism of Obama's record and Wallace's segregationist policies 'unacceptable and has no place in this campaign.'
McCain called on Obama "to immediately and personally repudiate these outrageous and divisive comments that are so clearly designed to shut down debate 24 days before the election"


Why should he? And please O man do not throw John Lewis under the bus like the rest of your former friends. He is right. And for John McCain to accuse John Lewis of being "divisive" --a man he praised as one of his heroes in a previous debate --is like Pamela Anderson calling someone else a slut.


Divisive? A man who spent most of his life trying to being people together by fighting for civil rights in this country? Wow! Talk about hubris, these rethugs have plenty of it.


"What I am seeing reminds me too much of another destructive period in American history....
George Wallace never threw a bomb, he never fired a gun, but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans who were simply trying to exercise their constitutional rights. "Because of this atmosphere of hate, four little girls were killed on Sunday morning when a church was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama."


Welcome to the new A-merry-ca Mr. Lewis. I am just sorry that you have to live through this crap again.

Friday, October 10, 2008

CROWD PLEASER.


"KILL HIM"! "TRAITOR","TERRORIST"!, "TREASON", "....HUSSEIN OBAMA", "BOOOOO".


If you have been attending events for a certain political candidate over the past few days, the cries and shouts quoted above are what you were most likely to hear. The mood from the "patriotic" right has been a combination of both grim and angry ( Mr. Morton's wife has even accused her husband's opponent of putting her son in harms way). They cannot believe that this "exotic" unpatriotic, terrorist sympathizer could actually become their president. But the clock is running out, and from all appearances their guy is down by a couple of touchdowns. Not good.


Now, I have to confess, I am not all that patriotic (I know field, you are a "world citizen." Why don't you take your ganga smoking ass back to Jamaica, mon?). If I see two human beings drowning and I can only save one, I sure as hell won't ask to see his or her passport before I jump in. So you know where I stand on that issue. And because of my position on issues of patriotism, I tend to be less sympathetic to these rants about his O ness not being patriotic than the next guy. Honestly, the entire debate is kind of silly. And I tend to view people who waive flags or bibles too much with a cynical mistrustful eye. These are the same assholes who used to gather for social events centered around strange fruits hanging from trees back in the day. And I honestly don't think that they have changed much. The O man just brought out their inner hate.


So why is Mr. Morton doing this? Surely he must know that he is going to turn off independents with this latest campaign of anger and hate (Although, to his credit, Mr. Morton took some steps towards a higher road today). Someone should tell him that he is going to get the red neck anyone but the black man vote no matter what; and that reaching out to these people is pointless. He is just tarnishing his legacy and his reputation by allowing that crazy ass, empty headed, moose hunting fraud, to run wild at her modern day Klan rallies. Another side effect of all this anti Obama madness, is that he has fired up the O man's base, and first time voters have registered in record numbers to come out for his O ness. This is not good for Mr. Morton, and he had better hope for an early November snow storm here on the East Coast to keep these Negroes from coming out (You know we don't like the cold too much).



Today I was heading home and I saw a pretty large anti war crowd around city hall. In the crowd were quite a few enthusiastic young Obama supporters, who were passing out flyers and encouraging folks to come out for his O ness tomorrow.


"You going to the Obama rally tomorrow sir?"

"No, but I will be there in spirit."

"Are you going to vote in November?"

"Yes; are you?"

"Oh, you better believe it, this is the most important election of our lifetimes."

"How old are you," I asked him.

"Twenty four, sir."

"Don't worry, you are young. There will be quite a few more important elections in your future."

"Well, if we elect John McCain, I might not have a future sir."



The wisdom of youth.