Monday, February 27, 2017


 I guess the expanded options for Grand Theft Auto - Liberty City will have to include a Black option to Gay Tony since being Black and gay from the 305 seems to be in these days.
After protests about the Oscars being too white with no people of color being represented in any of the major acting categories the last two years - Hollywood seemed to actively search out more diverse projects.

And yeah, I thanked The Donald in jest in an earlier post but I think there may be a grain of truth in such a statement.

It seemed like Hollywood was trying to force us to watch and like Nate Parker's 'Birth of a Nation' until Nate's personal problems took over the Oscar consideration narrative. (Nate's earlier transgressions could not be overlooked as easily as those of say... Roman Polanski.) 'Kicks' (Also starring eventual Oscar winner Mehershala Ali. Damn, this brotha' had a busy 2016!) was another 'urban, gritty, coming of age story' but without the Hollywood-trendy Brokeback element. The rest of the Black offerings last year seemed to be the usual hackneyed tropes seen every other year with none being worthy of any award recognition.

But back to Trump.
It seemed that the political season was so racially charged that Hollywood seemed to be trying to make a point that it wasn't representative of those who voted Trump into office - and well-timed movie releases benefited.

Viola Davis' self-important speech aside, (Really? Only actors celebrate life? Bish-please) I think that Blacks were well represented this year as some sort of make-good from the Academy.

After a couple of years with no Blacks nominated in any major category, this year Blacks seemed almost overrepresented. Or maybe there were just better Black stories.
Maybe Black writers have graduated from low budget direct to video offerings.
Even Jada Pinkett Smith admitted that the stories were just better this year.
And thank goodness I didn't have to see this mess again as being representative of Black women in America.

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.