Thursday, September 20, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
The computers sold to his staff ONLY raised my eyebrow a little bit too. Let's see he doesn't want to show his tax returns, erased computer hard drives that were the State's government property when he left the governor's office in Mass, and appears to be a habitual liar. Sneaky+liar+destroying evidence + something to hide = crooked as the crooked road in San Francisco. Smh!
Hmmm...you know his wife mentioned he cooked a Thanksgiving Dinner in her speech. Well, I call that a fowl cooked by a foul because it's some foul incidents that make Romney seem a little bit on the shady side. I wonder did he wash the foul. He likes to play hide and seek, but without the seek part a little bit too much for granny's taste.
Y'all know my spiritual eye is telling me that something, something ain't right like Keith Sweat use to say. I'm just saying! Those speeches he and his wife gave, well, they were just a little too plastic for me. For a minute, I started shivering like I was sitting down at the North Pole instead of in my bed trying to listen to their speech. His and her speech lacked warmth and seemed well...phoney.
Zimmerman's attorney is subpoenaing Trayvon's school records on their quest to make Martin out of a thug. Nothing new there. It is just as much as part of America's history as apple pie and war. The only thing that has changed is the label rapist to thug. Whenever murder involves a black victim, stereotype labels are thrown in to justify murder. Murder of black folks is justifiable, but murder of any of group of people is not.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
I haven't blogged in a few months for various reasons. However, today I felt like exercising my rights to freedom of speech. Does anyone remember back in 2011 of May when I wrote this topic? I was reminded of it when Clint Eastwood spoke at the RNC and illustrated my point regarding the President being invisible to them when he spoke to an invisible President in an empty chair.
Did Clint call the President Mr.? I guess calling him Mr. Obama instead of boy is what the Republicans consider progress. Those on the right have a very bad habit of addressing him as Obama and Mr. Nevertheless, it is so disrespectful that those folks on the right insist on not addressing him as President Obama or Mr. President as they did all of the Presidents before him who were white. After all, he does hold the highest office in America and whether they like it or not he is America's Commander in Chief and President.
For the last few months, I've been keeping up with the Trayvon Martin case. His case is just as important right now as the coming elections. The reason being that if Zimmerman gets away with his cold blooded act of murder, it sets the stage for copycats to surely follow and innocent young black males to be labeled thug as an excuse to kill them at random and get away with it. All black males are not thugs. Neither was Trayvon!
Nevertheless, check out the video above that is a reenactment with a written argument following each scene which; challenges everything Zimmerman claims and then check out this one too.
BTW, First Lady Michelle Obama gave an excellent speech last night. And Lily Ledbetter gave a heartfelt speech that was moving as well. All of the speeches given last night were great! One thing Mitt Romney did right was picking his VP. Yep, they're a perfect match because both of them are skilled in lying and revisionist.
Anyway, stay tuned, I'm not promising topics on a regular basis because I've been babysitting my two year old great-granddaughter who is full of energy and wears me out by the end of the day. Yet, she is a bundle of joy and I enjoy watching her grow.
Monday, June 18, 2012
The Republican Congress has their heart set on starving the poor. They want to cut billions from the foodstamp program. But what they won't tell you is how Banks and big corporations made a killing off of foodstamps. Why does the Republican party fail to acknowledge that real "Welfare Queens" are Corporations and Banks?
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Oh, I forgot, the President is Black and arresting this so-called preacher for threatening the life of the POTUS only counts and is serious if the President is white. I'm noticing a trend here in America called double standard in the so-called land of LIBERTY and JUSTICE for all.
I don't know what god those on the right serve, but it sure is not I AM that I AM, Almighty God! Nope! Theirs is a strange religion!
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Seventy-five year old John Henry Spooner killed Darius Simmons a thirteen year old boy. Spooner accused Simmons of burgarizing his home and stealing his guns. However, when the burglary took place, Simmons was in school. Spooner assumed that Simmons was the thief. Simmons and his family had only lived next door to Spooner for 29 days. His mother said she called herself moving into a better neighborhood. Now, she mourns the lost of her child thinking that she was moving into a safer neighborhood.
However, it did not just get like this. It has always been this way. Dr. Robert Persley & Hasan A. Sharif once wrote in their book Why Men of Color Are An "Endangered Species" in America that men of color have an invisible bull's eye on their back and don't even know it. But I disagree with them, Black males know it and so do Black females.
Black people know that they can be murdered and that the justice scales will tip in favor of the murderer if he is white. In addition, Black people are aware that if they become a victim or a perpetrator that their whole family tree all the way back to when their first ancestor set foot on American soil will be investigated.
Anything negative in their background regardless to how minor it may have been will be magnified to make them out of the culprit instead of the victim. We are aware that if a Black person has a clean slate that people will come forth and make stuff up to smear them because Black people are not allowed to have a clean slate in America. Black is always seen as evil and bad! History has taught us that!
So my question is this, why do we even bother to try and seek justice in America? Apparently, murdering our Black youths seems to be an agenda. Innocent young Black children are being killed and the only legal recourse for their demise is justification for their demise as in the case of Trayvon Martin.
Our youths are automatically labeled thugs because of what they wear although it wouldn't matter what they wear. As far back as the early 1900s, Blacks males wore suits, slacks, and shirts, but that did not stop them from being labeled thugs--scary black males and brute beast or being murdered with justification.
Being a Black woman in America, when I read about incidents like this, I think about my own grandsons and son and I pray for their safety. My grandsons and son are decent law-abiding Black males. However, the color of their skin has become a burden for me because their safety in America is a serious issue. It has become an issue that is not being solved, but seems to be getting worse and only a justification.
Even my daughters, granddaughters, and my own safety is of concern. Often I pray that none of my family becomes a justification like I've observed many other Blacks whose lives have been taken such as Oscar Grant or Sean Bell or many others whose skin is a darker hue. The other day, I read about and wrote about a pregnant Black female being kicked in the stomach by a police officer. I read the comments in a police forum comment section and here is an example of some of them:
"Hit that bitch so hard someone else shit themself.. Epic..." ~~Duece~~
"Obviously she's looking for her payday.. and she'll get it...twice over." ~~Mtc High Priestess~~
"Further - Merconium in the amniotic fluid is common - and quite frankly - if this welfare leech was inclined to endanger her meal ticket to attack police over her shitstain brother being arrested - who's to say she didn't get into a fight with someone else? Babydaddy's other babymamma?"~~Mtc High Priestess~~
Bullman says that Wheeler, at the advice of his supervisor, arrested Dozier because he would "need to be justified" for kicking a pregnant woman if "something were to happen to the baby."~~Rightwing Liberal~~
Black communities have their share of bad actors just like all other communities. We also have decent human beings that live in the Black community that are seeking a better life and the American dream. However, when someone in our community does something bad the whole Black community is painted with a broad brush that is unjust and unfair to those who are decent and law-abiding.
The Black community has some good decent kids, church folks, college students, students, working class folks, and professionals as well. However, those people are overlooked, ignored, and lumped in a barrel with the bad seeds among us. That's what is scary! It makes all Black people possible justifications and stereotypes.