Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Thursday, November 04, 2010
So...here it goes:
Monday, November 01, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Saturday, October 02, 2010
Chris Rock rang this bell years ago. What are we?
Forget the hatemongering of gays. Check this out:
“We’re not just a church, we’re an international corporation. We’re
not just a bumbling bunch of preachers who can’t talk and all we’re
doing is baptizing babies. I deal with the White House. I deal with
Tony Blair. I deal with presidents around this world. I pastor a
multimillion-dollar congregation. You’ve got to put me on a different
scale than the little black preacher sitting over there that’s supposed
to be just getting by because the people are suffering.”
Nuff said. Read between the lines. Stop being niggers and start being African Americans...
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Hold the phone...Fox's "Judge" Andy Naps Napolitano says Bush and Cheney should have been indicted for torture?
Of course maybe he can claim too much Chianti, as this was the same guy who wrote a book decrying Reconstruction, the NAACP, the 50s and 60s Civil Rights Movement and the Civil Rights and Voting Acts as evil...but hey.
Check it out here. He's on C-SPAN, by the way, not Fox. The real no spin zone?
Friday, July 09, 2010
Wake up, America. There's fascism out there, all right. But it ain't in the White House.
Sunday, July 04, 2010
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Check my comments on the Alyona Show on Russian TV and come back. Note her pressing me for the facile answer. Note my responses, and even the hint about the departure from Bush/Cheney era philosophy...or even what underlay the current Obama Initiative launched Monday, my reference to "Fences," or fellow Princetonian Rev. Joshua DuBois's pronouncements from the White House Office of Faith Based Programs...
...and here's your answer. It is about values. Not poor ones, ghetto ones, non-white middle class ones (though class enters into it). It's about being de-valued. That is (and watch my fingers in the segment) the intersection of structural oppression (racism, economics, education) and behavior that begets culture. When you are devalued--real or perceived--often the only way you can present yourself as worthy is by having a lot of women...girls, often. Getting them pregnant. bathing yourself in the silly, cartoonish superficiality of quasi-wealth (rims to skids to a 72 inch flatscreen with PS3 in a 500 sq. foot dingy apartment). Or getting pregnant if you're female. And if youYou aren't Michelle Obama--or even Elizabeth Hasselbeck on the View or the girl going to UVA on a field hockey scholarship--how you fill out jeans and blouse or how loud you can be even at age 12, might be all you got to show the world you matter.
Guess what? That's universal, spanning races, ethnicities, world-wide. What would the Palin family be without shady background sponsors pushing them all the way from Wasilla? Answer? Just watch Jerry Springer or Maury. In communities or sub-society's Where there's a history of poverty, isolation from the mainstream, parochial thought/ignorance, lack of opportunity or mind expanding education (for girls and boys) you have this issue. It's just that we have more history and structural buffeting as the basis than most in America. We have a bigger percentage of those living on the fringe, in almost an underground society. So the effects are more acute.
You can't say that on TV. No time.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Didn't the BBC do an investigation (in conjunction with Discovery) showing that through bone and DNA analysis (on her little sister Arsinoe--pronounced R-SIN-OH-WAY, and depicted in art with major plaited black braids of her own hair) this woman was more African than Ptolemy/Greek?
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Interesting how so many of WWII's "Greatest Generation" were responsible for racist terror, murder, intrasigence, intolerance not just in the South but across this nation? Pretty much mimmicking the red scares, race riots/lynching and paranoia of their hero doughboy fathers from WWI. And the children/grandchildren now deal with the aftermath.
Interesting how this same group of heroes were responsible for birthing the mass-produced-throw-away-drill baby drill culture and economy that is sucking this ole Earth dry and nastying it up? And the children/grandchildren now deal with the aftermath.
Just interesting, that's all...
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Well, is it sun damage? Jealousy that black don't crack, brown don't frown? And of course in typical wingnut fashion, this, the state that vehemently opposed an MLK Holiday, is trying to misuse MLK's legacy regarding ethnic studies, to wit, "It's just like the old South, and it's long past time that we prohibited it."
What lies and insouciance. I'll leave ignorance and blindness to the rank and file whitefolk. The politicians, however, know exactly what they are doing.
Time for the technocrats in the White House to wake the hell up. But then again, let these crackers have their last hurrah. They will be the minority soon, and it scares the hellout of them. I wonder why?
Saturday, May 08, 2010
And here's a cartoon to punctuate it. Enjoy.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
First these clowns at Howard, now this idiot. Wannabees are attending DC area HBCUs. A correlation between dumbasses and who HBCU's let in for the cash? Mrs Nat, an HU alumna, would kill me...
Saturday, May 01, 2010
Et Voila. The Harvard girl. My pal the Field Negro says she'll likely be doing legal commentary on Fox News soon. Ha! Or Palin's Attorney General?
I still can't believe these little immigrants invented zero, or these Africans and Chinese pioneered medicine, surgery and pharmacology as we know it while whites were still dying of funk. Makes no sense, do it, Steph?
Friday, April 30, 2010
First, we're all getting more AMERICAN-born gasoline so we can sit in traffic on the Beltway as we drive to buy a carton of milk. At least we keep the road contractors busy.
Second, oil companies are good for the economy, and now can spend money like grains of sand to keep those damn treehuggers in line.
Third, I wish there's massive drilling off the Delaware coast, just like in the Gulf. The Nats dad has a house there where we all vacation, and black goo holds the sandcastles together better...even makes them waterproof!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, April 09, 2010
Just as Metro's Board considers yet more fare hikes, the notorious Red Line suffers another bit of drama today: a fire.
Fare hikes, a higher subsidy from Maryland, DC or newly Confederate Va. isn't going to work. The only answer is to start over, create a Regional Transportation Authority with an individual taxing functionality for a collection of counties and towns in the D-M-V. Bust up MARC and VRE and fold that in, just like the Port Authority of NY/NJ. The buses, too. All of them.
Of course that sounds like too much "change." Even wingnut McDonnell of Ol' Virginny needs some government largesse and fiefs to convey.
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Monday, April 05, 2010
See it here, on the Grio.com
Sunday, March 28, 2010
RNC colludes with Tea Party leader Mark Williams to put out the word--in a whisper this time, not the guttural cries of ignorant old white folks--that Obamacare MIGHT just work if the exchanges catch on? Therefore, pressure GOP state Attorneys General and support GOP governors to file suit (I guess it's okay for the government to tell its citizens what to do or deny those fruits when the GOP's in charge)...and worse, put pressure on big employers not to join these exchanges. Concomitantly, they will attack and discredit unions who might be pushing the management to hook up with the exchanges, or community groups who are advocating the same.
In other words, this isn't about right and wrong, or examining policy alternatives? No duh. The wingnuts have a good model for a combination of sabotage and terror: Reconstruction. Read A Fool's Errand by Albion Tourgee.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
...but that's ok. He's black so who'll really care, eh? Easy target directly or subliminally, for the rabid fans.
See here. Sad when an 11 year old is classier than adults; look at his response to these dicks. Maybe when he gets older, he can be the dragon killer Joseph Nye Welch was with McCarthy: "Have you no shame?"
Mama'd be proud, kid.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Haley Barbour's a product of the fellow travelers of this system; white folks love him.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Thursday, March 04, 2010
The image should clue or the flava on how the show--for six years alternately shocking, titillating, shark-jumping--ended.
I won't spoil it. However, as a fan of Charles Dickens I will say that Christian finally had his Sidney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities moment. No he didn't go to the guillotine for Sean, but in sacrificing, all went out happy. Matt the elfin, dumbass son, was, well, Matt. We got to see Wilbur again...once. Everything went to equilibrium, to the strains of Art Garfunkle's "I Love You."
I liked it. Look, given the lame or fanboyish finales of now versus yore, it wasn't bad. "Lost" is looking lame; and remember the "Sopranos" fiasco? The only satisfying finale I note recently was the amazing montage at the end of HBO's "Six Feet Under." Back in the day we had the last "M*A*S*H*," or the second "Newark" series merging with a wink and chuckle into the first.
Nip/Tuck does literally end with a wink--involving Christian, of course. It produced the grin, then chuckle, in me. Then it was 11pm and bedtime. No controversy or debate. No rush to Twitter or fan sites. No gossip over a Nip/Tuck movie or reunion. Just contentment. Equilibrium. Thanks, Ryan Murphy. Thanks for a cool run.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
So if his skin was darker and his name was Mustafa, it wouldn't be a "grudge" and "pressure"--it'd be terrorism? What a bunch of two faced bullshit. This guy was a lunatic and terrorist. Luckily no one was killed other than his crazy ass.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
And what happens? 30 inches on top of the 6 that fell over a week ago. On top of the dirty, oily sooted, spotted patches of December's Snowpocalypse (almost dead from two days of 60 degree weather).
Government response? Well...hahaha
Enjoy the film--and this isn't even the worst of it.
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Football analogy time. In this age of Game Change (see previous post), why not?
Sunday, January 17, 2010
You can see Tour of Echoes here, and read the article I did for The Root from which we created the multimedia piece, as a gift for the Inauguration of Barack Obama.
Christopher Alan Chambers marvels at how Barack Obama's managed to piss away more hope and goodwill in exactly 1 year than teen newlyweds or a bad football coach. Can't blame Tea Baggers, white people's cognitive dissonance/world view or inheriting a vast mess at home and abroad for everything, folks.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
In case you were waiting on my comments on Harry Reid, I couldn't do it any more justice than Ta-Nehisi Coates, resident pundit for The Atlantic. I'm not so arrogant as to say great minds think alike. No, it's that this is a no brainer, and common sense dictates convergence...like coming to the conclusion simultaneously and independently that ketchup and maggots aren't good toppings for vanilla ice cream. So, here it is:
John Cornyn and Michael Steele [on Fox News, of course] think that Harry Reid's comments are the same as Trent Lott's
"In 2002, Democrats expressed outrage at Senator Lott and called on him to stepI think you can grant that, in this era, the term "Negro dialect" is racially insensitive and embarrassing. That said, the fair-mind listener understands the argument--Barack Obama's complexion and his ability to code-switch is an asset. You can quibble about the "light skin" part, but forget running for president, code-switching is the standard M.O. for any African American with middle class aspirations.
down as leader. That same standard should be applied to Senator Reid and his
embarrassing and racially insensitive statements; statements, I would add, that
Senator Reid still has yet to clarify," Cornyn said in a written
statement. As we await his explanation, Senator Reid should do the right
thing, follow the example that he himself set in 2002, and step down as majority
But there's no such defense for Trent Lott. Lott celebrated apartheid Mississippi's support of Strom Thurmond, and then said that had Thurmond won, "we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years.'' Strom Thurmond run for president, specifically because he opposed Harry Truman's efforts at integration. This is not mere conjecture--nearly half of Thurmond's platform was dedicated to preserving segregation. The Dixiecrat slogan was "Segregation Forever!" (Exclamation point, theirs.) Trent Lott's wasn't forced to resign because he said something "racially insensitive." He was forced to resign because he offered tacit endorsement of white supremacy--frequently.
Claiming that Harry Reid's comments are the same, is like claiming that referring to Jews as "Hebrews" is the same as endorsing Nazism. Whereas a reputable portion of black people still use the term Negro without a hint of irony, no black person thinks the guy yelling "Segregation Forever!" would have cured us of "all these problems."
Leaving aside political cynicism, this entire affair proves that the GOP is not simply still infected with the vestiges of white supremacy and racism, but is neither aware of the infection, nor understands the disease. Listening to Liz Cheney explain why Harry Reid's comments were racist, was like listening to me give lessons on the finer points of the comma splice. This a party, rightly or wrongly, regarded by significant portions of the country as a haven for racists. They aren't simply having a hard time re-branding, they don't actually understand how and why they got the tag.
These guys are lost. But Michael Steele's "off the hook" strategy will, presumably, point the way back. Not for nothing, I offer the wise and venerable words of my people: Negro, please.
Monday, January 04, 2010
Saturday, January 02, 2010
...but then I hear from a few bammas about how they don't put up Christmas trees. OK in DC the lovely Frazier fur goes for $50-$75 [at a reputable place for a 6ft tree]. OK, some negroes are cheap as hell and $50 for a tree is insane. Yet this goes to something a lot more grounded in ignorance, rather than wallets...sort of like telling people not to get a vaccine--just don't eat lean porkchops else you get swine flu [which is one reason they now call it H1N1 so as not to give credence to this nonsense].
So here's what the black Muslims have to say about Christmas trees (FYI in that's evile white-Jew Santa depicted above to set the mood):
Christmas was set up as a memorial to Nimrod. The Christmas tree is an "Evergreen tree", this means that it is green or has life, all year round and does not die out like other trees.
1. Evergreen tree is used at Christmas as a symbol to represent everlasting life for the white race.
2. It sits in a box held in place by a cross which represents the division of the four brothers; Black, Brown, Red and Yellow, which support the white race.
3. The trinkets and ornaments represents the riches, wealth and knowledge of the Blackman which was stolen by Nimrod and brought back to the white race in Europe.
4. The star on top of the tree represents the superior brain power of the white race to remain on top.
5. Santa Claus represents Nimrod bringing the riches of the Blackman back to Europe. (They do not explain where Santa Claus gets the presents from do they).
Okey-dokey. Now, I always thought Nimrod was just another old Testament douchebag, and other than seeing his character in John Huston's "The Bible" (Tower Babel sequence, Stephen Boyd plays Nimrod) who cares? Well I guess my elitist Princeton bourgie ass was plain mistaken:
Two key figures in the origin of Christmas are Nimrod, a great grandson of Noah, and his mother and wife, Semiramis, also known as Ishtar and Isis. Nimrod, known in Egypt as Osiris, was the founder of the first world empire at Babel, later known as Babylon (Genesis 10:8-12; 11:1-9). From ancient sources such as the "Epic of Gilgamesh" and records unearthed by archeologists from long-ruined Mesopotamian and Egyptian cities, we can reconstruct subsequent events.
After Nimrod's death (c. 2167 BC), Semiramis promoted the belief that he was a god. She claimed that she saw a full-grown evergreen tree spring out of the roots of a dead tree stump, symbolizing the springing forth of new life for Nimrod. On the anniversary of his birth, she said, Nimrod would visit the evergreen tree and leave gifts under it. His birthday fell on the winter solstice at the end of December.
A few years later, Semiramis bore a son, Horus or Gilgamesh. She declared that she had been visited by the spirit of Nimrod, who left her pregnant with the boy. Horus, she maintained, was Nimrod reincarnated. With a father, mother, and son deified, a deceptive, perverted trinity was formed.
According to this stuff adopted by a few idiots, the Christmas tree is really a "Nimrod tree," representing Nimrod's evil...Nimrod's erect phallus, etc. etc. Mix that with the usual Elijah Muhammad crap and you get black folks' number one Christmas myth. Dumb? Yes. But it helps buttress the artifice you need when you aren't going buy a Christmas gift for your kids, yet jack a nice PS3 or new North Face parka for yourself.
Hope you had a Merry Christmas. Now let me curse Nimrod for all these damn pine needles I got to vaccum up!