09 December, 2005

King Kong ???

Before I start, I am not being paranoid, racist, or inflammatory. I don't think a movie is just a movie when there is such a racist vein, that saying 'vein' is an insult to the intelligence.
Are they serious? Just in case systematic racist agendas aren't enough, let's re-produce one of the most blatantly racist movies ever: King Kong. You know the one where the Virginal White Woman goes off into the jungle among savages and they fall in love with her. They are so in love that they know for sure that the Big Black Jungle Ape is gonna go 'bananas' for her. He's so gone for her that he gets lured out of his element, where he is trapped, kidnapped, and then lynched, er, conquered. The Virginal White Woman is saved from the Big Black Jungle Ape and place back upon the pristine pedestal she deserves.
So, black men, understand, the white woman will be your undoing. You will die if you tread those waters.
White women, you can't go playing in the jungle, you'll become soiled. We cannot stand for that.
Black women, surely you know that you could never be what a white woman is to the world. Look at the hold she has over all mankind.
White men, take back and keep control of your women.

We don't need this kind of crap. It is bullshit. It is unnecessary. We should be beyond this, but then again, why not go back into the jungle. If the film makers go into space, they just come back with Jar-Jar Binks. The bull just never ends. What year is this?

29 September, 2005

What the hell am I thinking?

You know what, I guess I have to take off my rose colored glasses and just chill. I want to be like GW. No, I am not going Republican, and I have no desire to become a cocaine sniffing idiot. I want to be just damned ruthless. Chris Rock said that GW is straight gangster, and he's right. I mean, this little swaggering brat, went to war without the backing of anyone in the world. After all, Saddam tried to kill his Daddy. Yes, Great Britain came along for the ride, but after Tony Blair's arm resembled a Monterey Cypress. He was then used as an example for the rest of America's friends. So, Georgie had a trantrum, bullied and got his way. He lied, cheated, and no one's gonna do a damn thing to him.
I mean these bastard watched people drown for days in New Orleans and waited for 5 days before they decided to help. Hey, fuck 'em, they're not republicans anyway (there aren't any poor republicans)! Then they remind Georgie that he IS the President, and it looks bad that the government watched all those people drown and starve. So Karl Rove had the brilliant idea for him to go to the undestroyed part of town and use lots of resources to light the pretty park and show Georgie strutting around. I guess our heads are supposed to screw off.
And about his boy, Karl Rove, who acted like a bitch by exposing that CIA operative. Why did he do that. Because her husband had the integrity to tell the world the truth about Georgie's Revenge War, and what happened to Karl as a result? He's in charge of the reconstruction in New Orleans. Doesn't sound like Georgie is planning on cutting him loose anytime soon. So all of America, and the rest of the world, is theirs to rape and rob and pillage. I wonder if Cheney is going to talk Karl into steering one of those contracts Haliburton's way? It's just a thought.
These mo-fos are a trip. I think we all got shit wrong. This do unto others, and turn the other cheek shit is out the window. I wanna be like Georgie. I wanna be straight gansta.


04 September, 2005

I think the National Black Caucus got it wrong.

During the NBC's press conference the media was corrected for using the term refugee in reference to the thousands of victims of Hurricane Katrina. These citizens, who had to evacuate their homes with precious little besides their loved ones, are living in substandard conditions for six says now. The media has taken sinful delight in showing a civilized people's descent into hell. But the media got it right, these people are refugees. By definition, a noun, meaning one who flees in search of refuge, as in times of war, political oppression, or religious persecution. I would dare you to see the melee and say it is not a war zone on the ground there. And, wouldn't there have been faster response from our government if the socioeconomic conditions of these victims were different. I mean, this is a city that is 66.6% African-American. (you know, blacks, Negroes, niggers, coons: all of those names that people mistakenly assume aren't harmful if they are only used in the comfort of their homes ) The city flooded on Tuesday, and the first real sign of relief did not show up until Friday. It didn't take the U.S. government four days to respond to the Tsumani, they are also poor. So what's the difference. New Orleans is a tourist spot also, but....oh most of the people who actually live there are inconsequential to the government. I mean, did you hear the head of FEMA, they didn't have "confirmed" reports of the conditions on the ground. See. don't further insult us, a city below sea level is 80-90% flooded, I would guess they'd need SOMETHING, even if the first reports were unconfirmed, the situation was grim from the start.

Our President is very protective of his "daddy", I wonder, if George and Barbara had to steal from Kennebunkport's Wal-Mart to survive, would FEMA have moved faster? He needs to pretend every American is George and Barbara. Were fight a war, because Saddam tried to kill his "daddy", so imagine all the ails that could be corrected with a different perspective. But Americas dirty laundry had been brought to bear. Yeah, I'm proud to be an American........
A friend of mine gives a "soundtrack" to accompany the theme of the days' entry, so I am going to borrow from her every now and again. Maybe New Orleans can adopt it as a temporary Theme Song, it fits. Today's song is Subcity by Tracy Chapman.
People say it doesn't exist
'Cause no one would like to admit
That there is a city underground
Where people live everyday
Off the waste and decay
Off the discards of their fellow man
Here in subcity life is hard
We can't receive any government relief
I'd like to please give Mr. President my honest regards
For disregarding me
They say there's too much crime in these city streets
My sentiments exactly
Government and big business hold the purse strings
When I worked I worked in the factories
I'm at the mercy of the world
I guess I'm lucky to be alive
They say we've fallen through the cracks
They say the system works
But we won't let it
I guess they never stop to think
We might not just want handouts
But a way to make an honest living
Living this ain't living
What did I do deserve this
Had my trust in god
Worked everyday of my life
Thought I had some guarantees
That's what I thought
At least that's what I thought
Last night I had another restless sleep
Wondering what tomorrow might bring
Last night I dreamed
A cold blue light was shining down on me
I screamed myself awake
Thought I must be dying
Thought I must be dying

20 August, 2005

Oh, the shame.

It is official; It is more shameful to be an Ohioan than even a Floridian. It was bad enough that we had the deciding votes that sent GW Bush to the White House the second time. But now, Ohio's Governor Bob Taft has been found guilty of ethics violations. Now, for four misdemeanor violations, he was fined only $400. This was in addition to paying back the $5,200 value of the gifts that were accepted. The fact that he was found guilty, um, convicted, in a court of law is a low point, even for Ohio.
The fact that he has been found guilty and paid a pittance of a fine is really only the tip of the iceburg. The governor was trying to remove himself from the whole Bureau of Workers Compensation/Tom Noe scandal. He wanted to clear his name and show that there was nothing for him to hide. The problem was his calendar. "Oops, You know I forgot to pay for these things! Drats!" Color Bob embarrased, color Bob caught! Oh, we are not supposed to realize that he was caught. We were supposed to think, "well, he found the oversight himself. He told on himself. That was admirable!" Can you believe these people? It would be laughable if it weren't really happening. These are our lawmakers. Be afraid, be very afraid.

30 July, 2005

Freedom and Justice for All?

Politics is a dangerous game. Just ask former Ambassador Joseph Wilson. Wilson had the nerve to criticize GW and his administation for lying us into a war. About a week later, his wife's cover as a CIA officer was blown. There is no such thing as coincidence in Washington. It was quite catty. A seasoned politician should have thicker skin. Is it news that a great deal of the American public thinks they were lied to by the Commander and Chief? Is it news that we have no confidence in our politicians. But, before we get ahead of ourselves there is something you must know. GW is the wizard and Karl Rove is the man behind the curtain. GW said he would fire anyone involved in leaking the information, but now that all signs point to Rove....

Well, now, that's a horse of a different color. This is, after all, the man that has made the climb to power with the President. These two have known one another since 1978. Rove has been known to play the roughest version of cut-throat Texas politics, earning him the hatred of Democrats, as well as some Republicans. So, do you think that GW is going to give up his friend and advisor? I'd be shocked. These are people for whom rules don't exist. They have no shame and no remorse. They are so arrogant that they don't even know why everyone is so pissed.

I think Karl Rove must feel invincible. He's protected by the president's umbrella. He did GW's bidding and is now protected against the fire. What a power trip that must be. And the lesson to GW's critics: Shut Up! That freedom of speech crap only applies if you agree with GW, otherwise, you're toast. Be afraid, be very afraid.


22 July, 2005

Notice to entrepreneurs

NOTICE to all entrepreneurs: The State of Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation is interested in ways to invest money. Before you become disheartened, I have excellent news; you don't need to know about return on investment, stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. All you need is tenacity, creativity, and a plan.

Get the word out! Tell your cousins, friends, and especially that uncle who always has a sure-fire money-making plan. Ohio's BWC is looking for those ideas. See, over the past few years there has been more than $330 Million lost in this fund. The latest money squandering endeavor was an investment in rare coins. Toledo business owner and campaign contributor Tom Noe was able to get his bid in (well before the bidding was open) and was able to set up two funds for the Bureau. I always thought coins were a hobby, like a stamp collection. See, I had it all wrong, and I bet you did too. This is why I'm getting the word out.

I would bet you could walk around and really get some good ideas. How about an inner city jitney, or cab service, granny's crocheted afghans, and get little Lisa to gather all of her plastic beaded necklaces. Now, don't get too fancy because this is Ohio, and our government is not a great supporter of the Arts, but if you tout it as an investment then maybe they'll bite.

Now, just so you know, the playing field may not be level here, unless you happen to be a prodigious campaign-contributor and golf buddy to all of the right people. Tom Noe has been so busy that he's already given over $17,000 to the campaigns of 3 candidates for governor. And in Governor Bob Taft's defense, he gave back $22,190 stating that Noe "has done a great disservice to the people of Ohio by mismanaging our public resources and abusing our trust." Bush returned $4,000. Five GOP justices on the Ohio Supreme Court said they, too, will identify and set aside campaign contributions from Noe. Noe also gave $10,000 to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. But he is keeping the money.
But, I don't want to be greedy. Noe was given $55 Million to invest, $10 Million of which is missing--and I think my data is a little behind the curve, so he's getting the benefit of the doubt. I mean if the State can withstand an 18% loss, then by all means, let us all have a shot. I bet the average person would do better than that. I mean honestly, I could invest BWC's money with my Deferred Compensation money because honestly, I have had only one negative quarter in the past five years. I think that's pretty impressive, and all this time I though I knew nothing about big business. See, there are opportunities everywhere. You just have to know where to look.


16 July, 2005

Michael Jackson

Ok, I have to talk about Michael Jackson for a minute. Since he was acquitted, the radio stations are playing his music again. During that trial, I didn't hear Michael, The Jacksons, Jackson 5, or Janet. I was driving and one of his songs came on, I was HAPPY! And, it's not just me. I was out eating and one of his songs came on, you should have seen people moving around. They were singing and snapping their fingers, and dancing in their chairs.

See, Michael Jackson fans should have their own parade. Now they no longer have to be ashamed of their MJ collection: that glove, the socks, posters, and the Thriller jacket. They can Say it Loud, 'Michael's back and I'm proud! So, MJ fans come out of the closet.

I know, there is still the issue of the whole Peter Pan/Neverland thing. I think I know what would get Michael back on track. Michael needs re-parenting. Yes, I know it's not cool to talk about somebody's mother, but Catherine has obviously had her spirit beaten out of her by Joe. So, you really can't blame her. All of those "kids" need a real mom. You know what I mean, one of those down-to-earth, laugh easy, love hard women who see bull coming before your can even get it out of your mouth. One of those women who can get their shoe off, hit you, get the shoe back on and get back to what she was doing before the crying starts. They need some "lap" time, to be nurtured and talked to. To be comforted and scolded and to learn some "common sense" (you don't hear that much any more, but we sure do need it). So, I say they need to round up Marlon, Randy, Tito, Jackie, Jermaine, Michael, Rebie, La Toya, and Janet and put them all in an intensive therapy program, and maybe then we can all get back to Moon-walking and being able to sing 'Man in the Mirror' outside of the shower.