Thursday, January 28, 2016

From Anthrax to Zika?






From contaminated foods, to BPAs, to Trans-Fats, to Vaccinations, to the next deadly virus.
Sure, the public should be informed but what is the point of creating a culture of fear?
After a while, won't the CDC be seen as an agency which always cries, 'Wolf'?

Anthrax, SARS, Swine Flu, Avian Flu, MSRA, Mad Cow Disease, West Nile Virus, Ebola and now the Zika Virus - just to name a few.
I'll worry when I see sexy women walking the streets with assault weapons strapped to their thighs.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Boycott the Oscars?

Sure, I thought 'Dope' was ummm......well... Dope.
'Concussion' looks decent but the film, director and actor who should have been nominated were 'Beasts of No Nation' (film, cinematography), Cary Fukunaga (director) and Idris Elba (actor).
Besides these three films - what quality Black projects came out in 2015?

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Boycott the Oscars?

Why? Because your husband wasn't nominated?
Bish-puh-lease..
And Spike? Negro have a seat. You haven't made anything worth watching since 'Malcolm X'.

And stop whining about the lack of diversity in Hollywood.
 If you're an actor you're constantly begging for a job.
 If you're a writer you can create jobs.
And if you're a producer or director you get to choose who gets a job.
(See: Sonda Rhimes, as an example.)

The trick is to become a member of the creator/owner class and to get away from the consumer/employee class.
Until then, sit down and know your place.

In all honesty, no one will miss either one of you.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Attempted Racism

While on another blog I pointed out that I have never been the victim of any real racism - only attempted racism.
But how does attempted racism occur?
Easy. It's when one's racist intentions have no negative impact on your life.

As an example;
I have a friend who was denied the purchase of a loft in a planned upscale development.
What did my homeboy do? Well he bought the whole kit and caboodl.
Now his financially stretched racist neighbors have to see him when he's in town as the owner of their development.

But this isn't as bad as my cousin and his experience.
My cousin (an avid golfer) wished to build a new home on the golf course in an all-white subdivision.
My cousin bought land and began to build his new dream home.
Upon seeing that my cousin was Black the HOA got together and bought his unfinished house for twice as much as it's potential worth.
My cousin then built and even bigger house in the same neighborhood with the additional money.
But the HOA sued my cousin,
and lost.
My cousin again sold his new bigger home to the HOA for even more money  and he agreed to not build another home in the same development.
My cousin bought the vacant land at the entrance to the development and built his new home on a much bigger lot all paid for by the racist HOA through his settlement with the group.
Now my cousin has a huge home and lots land paid for by the same people who wished to discriminate against him.
Their attempt at racism is met with the sight of a home bigger than theirs and land more valuable than theirs whenever they leave home.

Monday, January 11, 2016

TMZ



I don't really watch much television when I'm at home but I always seem to catch 'The View' when I awake and TMZ right before I go to sleep.
TMZ reminds me of old 'Beavis and Butthead' episodes in that they both offer random opinions and sophomoric humor and critiques from less than erudite pundits.
(B&B had me dying laughing at their 'Real Housewives of Detroit' observation of the 'It's So Cold in the D' rap video.)

Monday, January 4, 2016

BLM v. Y'all Qaeda v. BLM v. ?



Okay, in these politically correct, racially charged, religiously free and terrorist fearing times - who are we supposed to be fighting against again?

Are we in favor of the rule of law and mandatory sentencing?
Are we still in favor of racial profiling and stereotypes?
Are we in favor of non-violent protests?
Are we in favor of the Rights to Bear Arms, to Peaceably Assemble, to Free Speech and Freedom of Religion?
Have we settled on a definition of what constitutes 'Terrorism'?
Are we in favor of government overreach?
Have the Patriot Act, military drones, undertrained and overarmed police departments, NSA wiretapping and/or Great Walls protected us?
Did Obama create this societal confusion?

As recent news coverage has focused and refocused on trending events - exactly WHO is our greatest enemy?

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy Holidays


I liked 'Gloria' and 'I Will Follow' from previous albums but I liked this video more than I like this song.
And it was never really Christmas to me until I heard this.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Next Step: Crying in the Fetal Position

Okay, I see what the appeal of Trump is.
People are scared and looking for a forceful daddy to keep the Boogeyman away.
Adult coloring books? What's next - adult baby bottles?

Thursday, December 10, 2015

What Ever Happened to Kwanzaa?

A few years ago it seemed all the rage for some within the African-American community.
Sure, it's a man-made and made up holiday - but aren't they all?