White folks, please don't read this post. This is going to be one of those family discussions. I will give you time to leave, you you can come back to the fields later..... thank you.
OK, so it's time to attack black. It seems that our friends over at the CBC are at it again. There is nothing worse than some of you black folks who have a way too high opinon of yourselves and thus you put yourselves before the collective. You all know who I am talking about, you see these Negroes all the time. If you have ever been to one of these fancy black tie affairs that the Urban League and the NAACP likes to throw, you will see them strutting like peacocks all over the joint. They get the most expensive hotels, the fanciest caterers, and they are always dressed to the nines. Some black folks just love to let the rest of us know how much they have or how impo-tant they are.
So is it any surprise when we hear disgusting stories like the latest coming out of Washington about the members of the CBC and all their enablers?
"In 2008, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation spent more on the caterer for its signature legislative dinner and conference — nearly $700,000 for an event one organizer called “Hollywood on the Potomac” — than it gave out in scholarships, federal tax records show.Read more at Wonkette:"
That is a f*&^%$g disgrace! And it makes me angry just thinking about it. People elected (mostly from poor districts) to serve in Washington, acting as if we sent them there to have fancy parties and live (literally)like fat cats off of lobbyist and their money. I wouldn't mind them enjoying themselves and throwing nice parties if they were actually doing what we sent them to Washington to do: Work. But we know that they are not. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding.
".. All eight open House investigations involve caucus members, and most center on accusations of improper ties to private businesses.
You cannot swing a dead cat without hitting a major corporate donor to the Congressional Black Caucus. And if you do manage not to hit a major corporate donor with that dead cat, chances are you will hit some important piece of legislation sponsored by a member of the CBC that happens to benefit that corporate donor, but that is purely coincidental!
On a visit to Washington, Larry Carrico, then president of the rent-to-own trade association, offered to donate computers and other equipment to a nonprofit job-training group in Chicago named in honor of Mr. Davis, the Illinois congressman who in 2002 voted in favor of tough restrictions on the industry.
Mr. Davis switched sides. [...]
While some caucus members still oppose the industry, 13 are co-sponsors of the industry-backed legislation that would ward off tough regulatory restrictions — an alliance that has infuriated consumer advocates."
The members of the CBC get away with stuff because black folks are just glad to have a seat at the table. And most black folks don't know -or care-how the sausage is made in Washington. So we send them back every time so that they can raise money for their next election. They do it by keeping their hands out and sucking at the tits of lobbyist. And the end results are sordid tales like the one you have been reading from Wonkette. Or, every now and then one of them gets caught with their hands in the refrigerator.
Look, we all now that the CBC is awash with money, but would it hurt them to use some of it to help the people who put them there once in awhile? (Oh field, don't turn on your own. That's what the republicans and conservatives want you to do. These are your people.) They ain't my people. If every one of those clowns were beaten tomorrow by a white man who would do a better job of serving the needs of the community that sent those CBC members to Washington, I would be all for it. There would be no CBC tomorrow. What's in a name? Who gives a damn if we can say that we have a bunch of African American elected officials if they don't do shit?
"From 2004 to 2008, the Congressional Black Caucus’s political and charitable wings took in at least $55 million in corporate and union contributions, according to an analysis by The New York Times, an impressive amount even by the standards of a Washington awash in cash. Only $1 million of that went to the caucus’s political action committee; the rest poured into the largely unregulated nonprofit network. (Data for 2009 is not available.)
The caucus says its nonprofit groups are intended to help disadvantaged African-Americans by providing scholarships and internships to students, researching policy and holding seminars on topics like healthy living.
But the bulk of the money has been spent on elaborate conventions that have become a high point of the Washington social season, as well as the headquarters building, golf outings by members of Congress and an annual visit to a Mississippi casino resort."
I would say "throw the bums out", but there ain't no "bums" in the CBC.