Friday, February 24, 2017

I Just Thought It Was Funny

My public facebook newsfeed is littered with tropes and memes regarding Trump juxtaposed against Obama.

 Yeah, yeah... I know Malia Obama seems to be doing the most but she is doing nothing different than any other young adult.

 Oh, please - even Mexicans don't want to be a part of Mexico.
 Damn, really?
 Yeah, he's a bitch-assed cry baby.
I just thought this was sexy.

I Didn't Vote For the Nicca

 But I may know what President Trump is doing.
Donald Trump is doing everything he promised to do - shake up the system.
Sure, he's a bounder but he's acting the same as he's always acted.
Donald Trump was elected to do what people expected Barack Obama to do; to upset the cart, to rock the boat, to drain the swamp.

Yeah, I get it - he and his family are the Clampetts among the elites.
They have no class.
They are garish and uncouth.
But The Donald doing the same thing he did in Old-Money Palm Beach - saying, 'Fuck you, I'll do what I want'.


Yeah, he is making the same mistakes many leaders have made since there have been leaders - not understanding that there are Peace Time Councillors and that there are War Time Councillors. (Shit, even King David understood that some of his most loyal generals were 'too rough' for him once he became the king.)
The Donald doesn't seem to understand that he needs to drop those Useful Idiots.

And yes - I voted for Obama (twice) and I was disappointed with his sanguine but passive tenure as POTUS.
The Donald seems to be taking a different approach.
The Donald seems to be swinging for the fence - strikeouts be damned.
The Donald seems to be from the school which teaches that one's great successes will far outweigh one's failures.
The Donald seems to think that his homeruns will matter more than his strikeouts.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Donald Ain't Got Nothin' on Rodrigo

Trump acts like a middle school girl who's mad that she isn't the most popular even after being crowned homecoming queen.
Trump's social media rants and complaints about being bullied are laughable and unseemly - not what one would expect from the POTUS.

Trump may be a pimp but he's not really gangsta'.
Trump and his cadre of Mean Girls still have a lot to learn when it comes to being truly Machiavellian.

If Trump wants to be the Moses-like savior his revanchist (Or would it be 'irredentist'?) minions wish him to be - maybe he should just shut up and stop tweeting every thought, urge or impulse which springs to his mind.
Even the stuttering Moses knew to let the more eloquent Aaron speak to the masses.

The Donald may prove to be a great POTUS - only time will tell - but to be a real man of action he may wish to take a hint from Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte.

Duterte has been boycotting the media for a while - he doesn't bother to tweet his dissatisfaction.
Rodrigo pays internet trolls up to $2000 a month to combat others who voice displeasure with their president's actions or words.

Civil liberties complaints aside - I like this man of action.
'Three-million drug addicts'? Exterminate them - simple.
Corrupt cops?
Just have them choose between retirement or being sent to an area known for cop killings - problem solved.

Apparently Donald Trump still has things to learn when it comes to being a real despot.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Looks Are Subjective

 I missed the recent Miss Universe pageant but I did catch the end to watch Stephan Harvey announce the winner.

Oops, wrong photo.
I meant that I did get to catch Steve Harvey announce the correct winner.

Yes, Miss France won the title - the first European winner in decades.
Sure she's lovely and probably deserved to win but I actually liked the other taller finalists better.

Miss USA is pretty enough but if I was walking passed her I probably wouldn't turn around to get a better look.

I did think Miss Brazil was pretty hot though. Miss Brazil was involved in some controversy because some were upset that a Black woman was chosen to represent their country on the international level.

I also liked Second Runner-up Miss Colombia.


But Miss Haiti was my favorite.


It seems that the Miss Haiti chosen to represent Haiti at the Miss Universe pageant is different from the ones chosen for the Miss World and the Miss International pageants.
I guess each pageant has it's own favored standard of beauty.

Miss Universe Final 13;
Miss USA
Miss France
Miss Philippines
Miss Canada
Miss Tailand
Miss Kenya
Miss Haiti
Miss Colombia
Miss Panama
Miss Peru
Miss Mexico
Miss Indonesia
Miss Brazil.

Five (USA, Haiti, Brazil, Kenya, Colombia) Black finalists out of twelve?

While the finalists seem diverse (as should be expected in a pageant that represents a world where Caucasians are the minority) - the phenotypic features of most finalists were still somewhat influenced by a eurocentric standard of beauty.

(*What's funny is that some in Brazil would be offended by a Black representative in the pageant.
This is the same country that has contestants recreate the Last Supper for its Miss Bum-Bum competition.
The only image that could be seen as more offensive would be the Mary Magdalene as a Stripper meme.)



Thursday, January 26, 2017

Don't Hate the Playa'

Donald Trump doesn't hate Black people - he probably just disregards your unproductive broke ass.
Trump (Do I really need to refer to him as 'President Trump'? Or did that need for a title just apply to Obama and his followers?) may be an ass-hole but that's okay - we're used to it.
Trump is a p.i.m.p..!

Let's take a quick look at Trump and all his hip-hop inspired swaggerism.


 Trump had a clothing line - P-Diddy had a clothing line.


 Fiddy has Vitamin Water - Trump has Trump Ice Spring Water.


 Diddy has Ciroc - Trump has Trump Winery.


Trump sold beef - rappers are notorious for beefs.


Trump's woman posed nude - shiiiiid,  there is a whole franchise devoted to rappers who ended up with former strippers.

(No comparison here. I just liked this photo of Ivanka)

'...Grab her by her pussy....'
Oh please - one can insert this verse into almost any current hip-hop song.

Exaggerations, hyperbole, embellishments, misinformation, disinformation, mendacity, .....
Aren't these all common in the hip-hop world?

The truth is - y'all don't hate Trump.
You admire him in all his pimpalicious ways.
You just resent the fact that he is able to do the things you can't do.
That he gets to get away with what you wish you could.
That he can spit the most offensive verses and still sell to the masses.

Y'all don't hate Trump - you respect his hustle. (At least you should)
You're mad at him just like you're mad at the former dope boy who became a rapper and who now is worth millions.
You resent him because his behavior may come across as being indecorous but his street-cred and wealth allows him to give zero-fucks.
*Sure, he often uses 'dicksisms' (Did I get that word right Big Don? Until you threw it out there I didn't know it was a thing with all you shorties at Stormfront.) when he loses an argument but that's apparently common for those with a low IQ.
Y'all THOTs talk about his comb-over while you spent your rent money on that Brazilian hair-hat.

Trump won by stealing the concept behind NWA's most popular hit.
'Fuck the PO-lice' was essentially saying, 'Fuck the establishment'.

Trump won by appropriating more Black culture than did Rachel Dolezal.
Sure, they both tanned and altered their hair in some way but at least Trump never actually went as far as claiming to be Black.

Y'all don't really hate Trump - you just hate the game.









Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Doubleplusgood

Orwell almost had it right - he was only off by a little over thirty years.
'Alternative Facts'?

I Bet 10 Billion People Watch the Oscars. Period.

Thank you Donald Trump.
You diversified the Oscars in less than a week in office. #oscarstooblack

And thank you for not letting it be for the portrayals of the slop seen in movies like 'Precious' Hattie McDaniel and the overweight 'mammy' imagery should have been played-out a long time ago.
Nate Parker's 'The Birth of a Nation'? Nope.
Tyler Perry's 'Boo; A Madea Halloween'? Thank goodness, no.

Films like; 'Lion', 'Fences', 'Moonlight' and 'Hidden Figures' all add a bit of color to this year's nominations without pandering to the lowest common denominator or perpetuating stereotypes.

Thank you President Trump.
Denzel Washington (Best Actor - 'Fences'), Mahershala Ali (Best Supporting Actor - 'Moonlight') and Barry Jenkins (Best Director - 'Moonlight') all had a chance to work in Hollywood this year since you scared all of the drug-dealing, disease-ridden, criminal illegals back to Mexico.

And thank you Mr President for allowing Black women to be so well represented this year.
The Democrats weren't doing anything for Blacks - it took a Republican to make a difference.

Ruth Negga (Best Actress - 'Loving')
I had only previously seen her in 'World War Z' as a WHO doctor. And everyone knows that The Donald likes hot women - and yeah, she's hot

Naomie Harris (Best Supporting Actress - Moonlight)
 Even as a Voodoo Queen Ms Harris is still sexy.
In '28 Days Later', 'Miami Vice' (remake), 'Pirates of the Caribbean' (2 films), 'Ninja Assassin' plus as Miss Moneypenny in two Bond films..... I'd always ask, 'Who is THAT woman?'.
Yeah, I think Mr Trump had something to do with getting this hottie an Oscar nod.
For good measure he threw in Viola Davis ('Fences') and Octavia Spencer ('Hidden Figures') in the same category in an effort to ensure that everyone knows that he values and supports Black women.

As everything that went wrong in America was the fault of former president Obama - I'm sure we can all agree that everything that goes right can only be attributed to the foresight and iron will of a true American like Donald Trump.
Thank you President Trump.

Monday, January 2, 2017

I Love the '80's

Welcome to; Trickle Down Economics.
To; Gordon Gecko and 'Greed is Good'.
To; a hegemonic society.
To; fear and disillusionment.
To; Big talk-little dick white men.
(To; Big Dawn feeling as though he matters.)
To; 'American Excellence'.
To; 1986 thirty years later.

But the real question that needs to be asked is, 'What Next'.

Its a fair question.
It's the same question that I asked eight years ago after Obama was elected.
The country didn't collapse after the election of the first Negro POTUS. (Do you really think everything will be perfect once the 2017 version of Wally George is sworn in?).
 Do you really think that Bulworth will win against the Deep State?

Peasants please.
You're all still playing the victim role established by those in the Shadow Government.
Y'all are still ghetto (barrio/trailor park) assed proles fighting over crumbs on the floor while the elites eat the feast at the table.

Am I mad that Donald Trump is the newly elected President? (Actually, I voted for myself as a write-in candidate.)
Nah, I loved the eighties.





Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Fat Time of the Year.

 Back home the holidays look like this.
The fireworks show, ice skating and fake blown snow all help to make a California town feel like Christmas - palm trees and all.
 The lights, carriage rides and costumed characters add to the feeling.
But here in Southeast Texas - Christmas is all about the food.
Thanksgiving is just the warm-up. (Although the lobster and shrimp macaroni and cheese sprinkled with bacon bits was pretty damn good.)

It gets cold down here on the Gulf.
No, not North Dakota cold but the temperatures drop enough and it rains enough to entice Creoles to show off their cooking skills.

On cold days people make Gumbo.
And no, not the stuff where people buy bottled roux and store bought ingredients.
I'm talking about roux made from frozen and saved drippings from various meat dishes and browned flour.
I'm talking about ingredients which are homemade, plucked, caught and/or grown.
I'm talking about that old-school Gumbo only ones great-aunt still makes.

No, it's not plated to be pretty.
It's not worthy of food-porn posts on Facebook.
The recipes will not be written in published books.
There may be some stray bacteria in the roux.
It may look the same coming out of your body as it did going in.
But NOTHING beats the food this time of year cooked by women who know no other way.