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.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Zimmerman told a lie at his bond hearing. He told Trayvon's parents, "I did not know how old he was. I thought he was a little bit younger than me" But he told the 911 dispatcher Trayvon was a teenager.
He claimed that Trayvon followed him to his truck. Yet, Trayvon's body was found around the corner in front of a building a good ways from his truck.
The lead investigator also thought that Zimmerman's story was inconsistent.
Now, there is a jail recording of him and his wife Shelly plotting to transfer money into other bank accounts and hiding another passport. His wife is a liar too. She also lied during the bond hearing. And so did his dad, when he claimed that Zimmerman wasn't violent. Yet, Zimmerman has a record of violence.
Matter of fact, I sorta wonder about his lawyer, doctor and few others prior to Zimmerman being arrested. I know a quite a few lawyers. What struck me as odd was that his defense attorney did not know about the money or fund raising before it hit the news. I was under the impression that most experienced lawyers grill those seeking their assistance thoroughly before even taking a case. Ask questions!
Which brings me to another story. Why is okay to kick a pregnant woman in the stomach if you wear a badge? What 180 pound pregnant woman do you know moves with agility? And one with a stomach this big in picture below:
"Fleischer filed an open records request and found two more use-of-force complaints against Wheeler within the last nine months. In all three cases, the victims were not the focus of the original police incident." ~~Jodie Fleischer, WSB-TV~~
"In September 2011, a 53-year-old woman said Wheeler twisted her arm behind her back and pushed her face down in the patrol car. The woman's daughter had just been in a car accident and she had gone to the scene to help with her young grandchildren." ~~Jodie Fleischer, WSB-TV~~
In both cases, the department justified Wheeler's actions and exonerated him. ~~Jodie Fleischer, WSB-TV~~
"It's showing that there is an ongoing pattern and practice of attempting to clear officers of clearly illegal, unconstitutional, and improper conduct," Bullman said. ~~Jodie Fleischer, WSB-TV~~
Officer Jerad Wheeler kicked Raven Dozier who was nearing her ninth month of pregnancy in the stomach. It appears from two prior complaints that Officer Wheeler likes to beat on unarmed black women and hide behind his badge. What kind of man, regardless, if he wears a badge or not would kick a pregnant woman in the stomach? Notice the bruise on her stomach. He had to kick her awful hard for a bruise like that to appear on her stomach. Only in America!
Better yet, what are they teaching police at the academy these days? It's okay to endanger the life of an unborn child if you wear a badge? Smh! In my honest opinion, police departments in American need to do a major overhaul.
Monday, May 21, 2012
This is the young man that Zimmerman's supporters have labeled a thug and big scary looking black dude. He looks like an average teenager. I don't know too many young males that put on a suit and tie to go to the store in the rain, unless they work in a office and are on their way to work.
Heck, I guess I would look suspicious to Zimmerman if he saw me in my housecleaning gear. Yep, head rag, sweats or jeans, big baggy T-shirt, a HOODIE, and flipflops. I pay good money for my clothes and I'm not about to mess them up mopping, dusting, and scrubbing. Leave it to Beaver's mom was full of dung.
Evidently, Geraldo and Bill O'Reilly must think that black young boys should wear a suit and tie. It's okay for everybody else to wear hoodies, except black people because they look like thugs if they wear one. So, my two-year great-grandchild is a thug because HOODIES mean black people are thugs. Geraldo and Bill are full of dung too. Granny--->giving both of them major eye rollage!
It's a few things wrong with that going by appearances, innocent people are targeted and wind up dead. Because according to Geraldo's stereotype, all BLACK males are SCARY. It wouldn't matter if Trayvon had been dressed in a suit.
Nope! Because they would find something wrong with that. There was a time when all Black males dressed in slacks and suits, but that didn't stop them from being harrassed by the police or stereotyped. So, should black males just wear their birthday suits and call it a day?
Has Geraldo or Bill looked in the mirror lately? I mean since we're judging people by their appearance someone should tell them how they look. Geraldo looks pretty scary himself with that ridiculous mustache.
And Lord knows if they can stand the sight of Jesse Lee Peterson...I'm just saying. Peterson could audition for a part in a monster flick and they wouldn't even have to apply any makeup.
I don't cuss, but Geraldo and Bill can pluck themselves and the horse they rode in on!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
It seems the Palin family will do anything to make a quick buck and stay in the limelight. She needs to go sit her tail down and hush because people still think that her mommy's so-called last baby might be hers and maybe a product of incest. You never can tell about these backwards folks that try to push their way into high society.
I'm glad that President Obama and First Lady have too much class to lower themselves down to the Palin's trashy level and attack children. In addition, the President and First Lady raised their two daughters properly and you won't hear of Malia and Sashia trying to make an unethical quick buck and pretending to be something they are not.
Btw, Bristol, maybe, you and your silly, semi-illiterate mom should use some of that money you made in your political lying scams and buy an education. Your mom could use one. I'm just saying!
What is wrong with these people? Is this supposed to be a compliment or a insult? This is Philistine, disrespectful, and uncultivated regardless of what your political affiliation is. Pluck Newsweek!
I wonder if white folks will riot if Zimmerman is found guilty and President Obama is elected?
It must be the water in the South that is making these southern white folks cling to their guns and the birther theory. And all this time I thought the South was a peaceful laid back place. No wonder some of those Southern politicians come up with some of the most assine proposals. Yeah, it must be the water in the South or too much sun. Granny-->scratching her head.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Yesterday, I spent the whole day at the hospital. My baby sister had a stroke, her brain is swollen along with a couple of other complications. Today, she was airlifted to Stanford Medical Center.
In addition, for the last couple of years I've been dealing with a lot of sickness and death of my loved ones repeatedly and nonstop lately. The ones that died, lived a full life. However, that does aleviate the pain I feel in my heart.
I'm a family oriented person who loves family, and I miss them. Our family is close knit. Those that live in other states, we keep up with one another through telephone and Internet. Growing up, we had our friends too, but we mostly hung out with family.
What I consider another traumatic experience for me is I let my daughter talk me into getting my hair cut short. Believe me after wearing my hair long for so many years that in itself is traumatizing to me. :) The woman cut my hair way too short for my taste. In fact, she cut it so short you can smell my brain. No, you cannot actually smell my brain and that is just a saying that I have. However, in the last few days I've gotten use to it and it is a sophisticated look.
Nevertheless, the world does not stop turning, so I am going to talk about a couple of things that have caught my eye in the news.
I was reading where some skinheads were preparing for a race war. However, what really caught my eye about this one is the fact that they were hoping to use deadly toxin ricin as one of their choice of weapons. Evidently, the mastermind of this plan is not very bright.
"The racists were training with AK-47′s, stockpiling weapons and allegedly planning to manufacture ricin, a substance the U.S. government considers a weapon of mass destruction."~~DailyMail~~
"Faella believed there was an inevitable race war coming and he saw American Front as being the protectors of the 'white race.' And he wanted to be ready."~~DailyMail~~
Faella, I guess it is inevitable if you're one of those who has been inciting it. Faella, evidently was not taught when he was a child never to start fights because you could wind up on the losing end of it, especially if you have the wrong motive for starting it. It does not always turn out like you think.
Jesse Lee Peterson is at it again with his hate aimed at women now. Apparently, Peterson not only is a self hating black man, but he hates women too. Well, that's to be expected of those on the right. They tend to be mysogynist. Ladies you do know where the GOP party is headed with this. Their intentions is to strip women of all their rights.
I doubt if any self-respecting female would give Peterson a first or second glance because he is a hateful, vicious, evil, and bitter man. Besides which, he is ugly as sin. Plus, he is Sean Hannity's puppet and yes man who wears out his knee pads for Hannity.
However, this is the not first time Peterson has had negative comments about women. Nope! He suggested once on CNN that women should be physically abused and one time he called women whores.
Well, looks like Paul Ryan's budget has passed the house. Smh! I totally agree with Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) when he said this:
"How do we reconcile more money for bombs while cutting money for bread?" asked Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio). "The real deficit that we are dealing with here is a moral deficit, and it's time that we face the truth."
Paul Ryan will go down in history as an asshole who sucked up to the rich. Did he take out the part of that bill that benefits his own family? Starve poor people to feed greed should be Ryan's motto.
Granny has a solution to trim the budget. My proposal is that we eliminate the GOP Party out of Congress by voting every single one of them out of office come November.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Sean Hannity said to let the poor eat beans and rice. Well, we expect a scumbag ex-bartender, school dropout to say something like that. Hannity is out of touch with humanity. Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes made him a millionaire for his lying abilities and it has went to his head. Murdoch and Ailes will make a millionaire out of anyone with lying capabilities and Hannity is a born liar.
Getting back to Romney, he is quite a unreliable and fickle character. Yep, he changes like the wind. Not only that he does not mind stepping on poor people to make a profit.
In 1989, Romney led Bain Capital's purchase of Damon Corp., a medical testing company, and took a seat on the Board of Directors to better manage it. During Romney's four years, Bain tripled its investment, and Romney personally made $473,000 -- while Damon plumped its profits with Medicare fraud (running thousands of medical tests doctors didn't want, and billing Medicare for them). ~~Skeletoncloset~~
While I'm at it, I thought I'd mention a little something about our little nasty, vile, racist, pesty trolls. Here is a video regarding trolls who get their jollies preying on Internet blogs. Not only do they prey on black blogs they do it with all types of blogs. Well...BBC tracked down a troll. This video will give you an idea of what type of people they are.
Internet "trolls" are generally anonymous provocateurs who invade forums and comment sections for the primary purpose of disrupting discourse. Some "trolls" wish to defame people and destroy reputations, some wish to discredit certain ideas and concepts, and others simply want to make spectacles of themselves through brute heckling.
Trolls spout out vicious, unsupported, and outright fabricated accusations permeate comment sections, as do vulgar abuse and name-calling, and sometimes physical threats.
The definition of astroturfing from Wikipedia reads: "The goal of such a campaign is to disguise the efforts of a political or commercial entity as an independent public reaction to some political entity-a politician, political group, product, service or event. Astroturfers attempt to orchestrate the actions of apparently diverse and geographically distributed individuals, by both overt ("outreach", "awareness", etc.) and covert (disinformation) means. Astroturfing may be undertaken by an individual pushing a personal agenda or highly organized professional groups with financial backing from large corporations, non-profits, or activist organizations. Very often the efforts are conducted by political consultants who also specialize in opposition research." ~~Wikipedia~~
Monday, April 16, 2012
Nothing burns me up more than stereotypes. Why? Because I recognize the danger in them. You would think that an educated Fire Captain would recognized that too and not buy into them, but apparently Captain Brian Beckmann of Miami Dade Firefighters believes in them enough to make this statement regarding Trayvon's parents:
"Failed, shitbag, ignorant parents" are to blame in cases like the shooting death of unarmed Miami teen Trayvon Martin"~~Captain Brian Beckman~~
Some people lack compassion for others in their hour of grief. These people are still grieving over the loss of their child. I've lived a long time, but I never thought the day would come when people would say some of the cruelest things in situations where families are grieving over their loved ones. Some folks don't even allow families to grieve in peace anymore. They'd rather pile on more hurt and pain.
Okie dokie! So, I wonder if the good Captain can tell us what type of parents George Zimmerman has?
While he is at it, I wonder if he could tell us what type of parents Representative Allen West has? Because West is crazier than a road lizard. It's obvious every time he opens his mouth. I'm waiting on his scandal to come out.
Well, for the umpteenth time, the Senate plans to bring a bill to the Senate and discuss racial profiling. Good luck with that considering the makeup of the House of Representatives.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Since, Black History Month is almost winding down. I’d like to share some of Goody Two Shoes—Rick Santorum’s history. Mr. Goody Two Shoes likes for folks to think that he is an upright Christian. Well…he is upright, alright, upright on the top of the list of America’s three most corrupt Senators list.
Santorum maneuvered millions of dollars in earmarks to clients of American Continental Group, a lobbying firm. In return they donated $14,000 to him. After he left office, he received from them $65,000 for legislative policy consulting services. In 2010 and 2011 collected $142,500 from Consol Energy.
Universal Health Service in Puerto Rico paid Rick a handsome amount or $395,000 after he left the Senate and he was appointed to that companies’ Board of Directors. While Mr. Goody Two Shoes was in the Senate he pressed for precise laws to increase Medicare payments in Puerto Rico. Did I mention that Universal Health Service was sued for Medicare fraud, which was settled out of court along with certifications suspended or cancelled at several of the facilities?
When Santorum took his position in the Senate, he was not wealthy. However, in 2007, he brought a 5000 square feet house on 5 acres of land and paid $2,000,000 in Great Falls, VA. Not to mention, he accumulated 5 rental houses. But he’s rich now. Thanks to favors he extended to those who rewarded him financially while he was in the Senate. He brought all these properties after becoming a Senator.
I’m sure everyone remembers Tom Delay’s K-Street Project. Mr. Goody Two Shoes gave Delay his full support and had a hand in permeating lobbying groups with Republican loyalists, which he received $500,000 from lobbyist.
Billions were handed out in earmarks to special interest. He put 54 earmarks worth $154 million in the Defense appropriation bill that went to special interests and in return they donated over $200,000 to his campaign in 2006.
It must be the money!
Mr. Goody Two Shoes had a few issues with those in his own party as well that I’m sure they haven’t forgotten. He leads the call to get rid of them if they don't vote the way he wants them too is what it sounds like. He has a duplicitous personality and is as crooked as that crooked road in San Francisco. The Catholic Church needs to give him his own personalized confessional booth at the Catholic Church with a 24 hr priest on duty because I'm sure by now he utilizes that booth quite often.
He does not mind ripping off those who serve our country either. No sirree bop! Apparently, he suffers from that "Blah Welfare Queen Myth" mentality and lets us know that he would President to of "ALL" people. He made it plain that he does not want to help us "Blah" people" by giving us none of other people's money. I hate to be the one to tell him, but part of that money that he has in the past conveniently handed out so generously to those special interests folks happens to be some of us "Blah Peoples" tax money too.
Us Blah people were never expecting anything from you Rick, nor were any poor or middleclass folks of any other color for that fact. We know you down with those special interest folks.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
“Following the end of the Civil war, black men had few options other than back-breaking manual field labor or becoming a traveling minstrel. Many chose the occupation of traveling minstrel playing raucous, all-night country dances, fish-frys, and jukejoints. These musicians relied on their physical stamina and mental repertoire of many blues songs. Although the lyrics of many blues songs are soulful and melancholy, the music as a whole is a powerful, emotive and rhythmic music celebrating the life of black Americans. The lyrics of the songs reflected daily themes of their lives including: sex, drinking, railroads, jail, murder, poverty, hard labor and love lost.” ~~Stephen B. Pendrak, Scanton University~~
Therefore, I present to you a few blues videos and hope you enjoy. On the videos that say watch on youtube, just click on the link inside the video screen and it will take you to the video.
B.B. King and Bobby Blue Bland
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Well...here's an odd twist of what it is like to live in post-racial America. Last night, the story of an interracial couple was viewed on HBO, the Loving Story. Here is 2012 and the racial issue hasn't been solved yet. That's because there are a lot of people who hate. They hate people with different skin colors and different sexual orientations.
"A crime and politics blogger living in Austin, Texas, claims he was cuffed and detained by police for simply walking home with his five-year-old granddaughter." ~~
Here is a man walking with his granddaughter. The girl is not frightened or crying or acting like anything is wrong. However, this man was arrested for walking with his granddaughter who is heaven forbid to some folks...black! She takes her skin color after her black parent; therefore, there is no skin tattletell sign that she is bi-racial, which is not as unusual as some folks might think.
There are many dark-skinned bi-racial offsprings that exist. I know this because there are many within my own family tree. Bi-racial children range in various skin colors just like black people range in various shades of color.
Speaking of hate, the GOP party of NO, must really have it in for women. First they want to highjack your uterus and now, well...this... If your a woman that's having some violent domestic problems, don't look for any sympathy from the GOP party. Nope, instead looks like you better start enrolling in some self-defense courses or maybe keep a pot of hot grits handy. Nevertheless, I can't help but wonder which of those on the GOP side of the fence are beating their wives or girlfriends. I'm just saying!
Black and Brown men alert! Looks like the Corporations have come up with a slick way of being slave owners. It is no secret that prisons are modern day plantations. If this comes to past, look for the arrest rate to go up and also innocent people arrest rate as well.
Attention states with a corrections budget crunch: the Corrections Corporation of America is here to help. The Huffington Post reports that the for-profit prisons giant sent letters to 48 states offering to buy up their prisons in exchange for a 20-year management contract and the guarantee that the facilities would be at least 90 percent full.~~Ryan Reilly, TPM~~
In addition to the potential loss of state jobs, Fasano said that another issues raised by the privatization of prisons is that companies can “cherry pick” only the prisons which are less costly (meaning they have younger, healthier or less-violent inmates).~~Ryan Reilly, TPM~~
Notice that they want young healthy men. I wonder do they plan to have slave auction block sales. Next, they'll want women prisoners to use as breeders to produce more healthy slaves so they can make a profit.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
"A little-noted provision in the House Republicans' controversial energy and transportation bill would strip several thousand workers within the rail-industry of their federal minimum-wage and overtime protections, potentially making low-wage jobs pay even less." ~~David Jamieson, Huffingtonpost~~
"It amuses me when [House Speaker] John Boehner says there are no earmarks in there," Stem said of the bill. "This is an earmark for a handful of wealthy people who own these companies. This is a windfall." ~~David Jamieson, Huffingtonpost~~
"Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who was a Republican congressman before taking the helm at the department, last week declared it "the worst transportation bill I've ever seen during 35 years of public service," saying it "hollows out" the department's top priority of safety and "guts" the administration's transportation efforts of the last three years." ~~David Jamieson, Huffingtonpost~~
"The $260 billion, five-year bill calls for more highways and toll roads to be paid for with offshore drilling. In addition to cutting funding for bike and pedestrian projects, the bill would slash subsidies for Amtrak by 25 percent; privatize food and drink vending on Amtrak trains while guaranteeing such sales with taxpayer money; and substantially increase the size of trucks allowed on roadways, a potential boon for the trucking industry but a change that's opposed by environmental groups."~~David Jamieson, Huffingtonpost~~
The Republicans are obsessed with playing the racism game, obstruction game, rich flunkies game, the birther game, and trying their best to destroy the fragile economy. All because they want that man of a darker hue that's in the White House to fail. Without a doubt, they do not like black people, women, people with jobs, grandma and grandpa, or poor people. But they sure do love white supremacist and having klan rallies.
I won't give but a few lines to mention that their rappers sucked, and y'all know if granny thinks they sucked, they sucked! You know, deep down inside they want to be like those black rappers, but they lack that cool finesse that comes natural. Those wannabe rappers should stick to the hokey pokey. I'm just saying!
Finally, I'd like to say to Whitney Houston's family that you are in my prayers. I pray that you are surrounded by people who will immerse you in love and give you comforting words to uplift your spirits during your hour of grief. "Weeping endureth for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." ~~KJV~~
Note to Readers: I had to put the moderator on. The trolls kept playing games, changing identities, and trying to flood the comment section. Sorry for the inconvenience, but this is not the nursery and granny does not have the time or patience to babysit imbecility.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
She married James W. Stewart in 1826. She did not only take his surname, but his middle initial as well. Her husband was a war veteran that served in the 1812 war. He was wealthy. James died three years later in 1829, but he left her a wealthy inheritance that she was cheated out of by his executors, which resulted in lengthy court battles. It was during that period that she had a religious conversion and dedicated her service to God.
Marie and David Walker who wrote and published, David Walker's Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World became good friends. He was very influential in forming Marie's ideology of freedom, activism, and self-elevation.
The first African woman born in America to lecture publicly was Maria Stewart, a free African American woman residing in New England, who was an outspoken abolitionist and advocate of educational opportunities for African American women. She also spoke out against slavery and white Christians who allowed it to go unpunished. She never relented in her condemnation of the colonial society for its hypocrisy and narrow-mindedness.
Inspired with the spirit of God and His word, Maria became an exceptional writer, lecturer, and recognized as one of the most brilliant African American women in the 1800s. She absolutely refused to discard her passionate quest for African American unity, the need for African support, and the importance of why Caucasians should assess their Christian hypocrisy. Maria Stewart, like Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, IDA B. Wells, and Fannie Lou Hammer, spoke and acted with a God given determination, and resoluteness that made people with an unjust character shudder.
The following are excerpts from a speech she gave at the African Masonic Hall in Boston on February 27, 1833; it is important to reflect on her well chosen, impassioned words:
African rights and liberty is a subject that ought to fire the breast of every free man of color in these United States, and excite in his bosom a lively, deeply, decided and heartfelt interest.
When I cast my eyes on the long list of illustrious names that are enrolled on the bright annals of fame among the whites, I turn my thoughts and ask, where are the names of our illustrious one?
We have made ourselves appear altogether unqualified to speak in our own defense, and are therefore looked upon as objects of pity and commiseration. We have been imposed upon, insulted, and derided on every side; and now, if we complain, it is considered as the height of impertinence. History informs us that we sprung from one of the most learned nations, or continents of the whole earth; from the seat, if not the parent of sciences; yes, poor despised Africa was once the resort of sages and legislators of other nations was esteemed the school for learning, and the most illustrious men in Greece flocked thither for instruction.
She continues by stating, “The unfriendly whites first drove the Native Americans from their much loved homes. Then they stole our fathers from their peaceful and quiet dwellings, and brought them hither, and made bond men and bond women of them and their little ones; they have obliged our brethren to labor, kept them in utter ignorance, nourished them in vice, and raised them in degradation; and now that we have enriched their soil, and filled their coffers, they say that we are not capable of becoming like white men, and that we never can rise to respectability in this country. They would drive us to a strange land, but before I go, the bayonet shall pierce me through....
Had the free people of color in these United States nobly and boldly contended for their rights, and showed a natural genius and talent although not so brilliant as some; had they held up, encouraged and patronized each other, nothing could have hindered us from being a thriving and flourishing people. There has been a fault among us. The reason why our distinguished men have not made themselves more influential is, because they fear that the strong current of opposition through which they must pass, would cause their downfall and prove their overthrow. And what gives rise to this opposition? Envy. And for what has it amounted to? Nothing.
These were Mrs. Stewart's unflinching words. It must be stated that African American women throughout the whole of the nineteenth century, north and south, organized themselves into local groups to undertake, or support educational and social welfare activities in the African American community.”
Saturday, February 4, 2012
We all should know by now that the GOP party does not know how to play fair. They've been screaming voter fraud when all the time it looks like they've been the ones committing it. Add voter suppression to that list and well...there you have it.
Another song they've been singing lately is that President Obama is racist. However, I don't see anyone in the President's administration or him for that fact saying stuff like this. Or trying to bring in racist divisiveness like this into politics.
The Republicans claim that the President does not care about America, but the President has been asking the Republican Congress to do this, but well you know the old block and obstruct game. Nevertheless, the President also ask them to do this, but well...
The Republicans said that President is weak on terror, but the President did this.
And all the Republicans want to do is this. Oh yeah, and this. But the main thing the Republicans want is this.
We went through eight years of this. Need I say more.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
The late Joseph Henry Herndon, a Negro man, was born on March 19, 1840 in Gilliam, Louisiana. Before his death, on November 25, 1924, he gave a monetary donation of $12,000 to the Caddo Parish School Board.
The amount was given in order that a school would be built for Negroes in the northern area of the parish. Mr. C.E. Byrd was Superintendent at that time. Mr. Herndon’s contribution and his strong belief in the educational process benefited the lives of many children both black and white.
Also, sharing this belief was his nephew, David Tyson. It was the visionary Mr. Tyson who was later instrumental in carrying forth the wishes of Joseph H. Herndon’s Estate of which Mr. E. B. Herndon was the Executor in 1926. On July 2, 1953, the site of 80 acres was purchased for the school from C.W. Lane Corporation for the amount of $28,000.00. The property is located on the Gamm Road in Belcher, Louisiana.
Construction began on February 2, 1955 and was completed before the projected date of September 1956. Mr. Roscoe H. White was Superintendent of the Caddo Parish Schools when Herndon High School opened in 1956. Note: The amount of Mr. Herndon’s donation of $12,000 grew to $125,000 in 1955 due to inflation, accumulated and compound interest.
Mr. Herndon’s wealth can be attributed to an inheritance from his parents, John Frederick Herndon and Lue Patsy Herndon. They became wealthy from various investments in real estate, farming cotton, buying gold and having oil wells on their properties.
Joseph H. Herndon was able to continue his parent’s legacies of wealth. In addition, he made other wise investments when he purchased U. S. Savings Bonds. The first bank in Vivian, Louisiana was the recipient of his financial support and deposits.
Even though he was a man of wealth, for most of this life he lived humbly in a small community between Vivian and Gilliam, Pine Island. His home was a simple frame house, he wore patches on his pants and his kitchen floor was clay dirt.
Before his death, he built a brick home in Texarkana and resided there until his death in 1924. He is buried in Rodessa, Louisiana at the Tyson Family Cemetery, Sugar Hill. Herndon High, which is now Herndon Middle Magnet was named after this legend. ~Tyrone and Margarite Tyson~~
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
I guess you folks heard about the "Gasland Journalist" ordered to be arrested by the GOP House Representatives. The GOP does not believe in the Constitution, let alone understand or know what it says. No surprise there. But look at it this way, they're giving you a preview of what it would be like if they get back in power.
Why would they not want to the public to know? Think about it, they want to end the Environmental Department. GOP wants to end certain agencies. But their ulterior motives are to silence them while they make the environment unhealthy and unsafe. Education is also on the list because they want Americans to be uneducated and ignorant.
I was thinking out the box and Beyonce song "Let Me Cater To You" came to mind. There is another way that song can be applied. Yup! The GOP party caters to the rich. They want to fetch the rich's slippers and run their bath water. In other words, they want to bend over backwards to please the fat cats by making their wallets bulge while the middleclass and poor suffer.
Face it folks the GOP party are strung out on rich folks. They are the House of Representatives for the rich and the rest of "We the people" can get lost. They don't mind messing up the environment if the rich say so. The GOP party did not mind messing up the Global economy, since it was in the riches favor.
Just imagine how it would be with more Supreme Court Judges like Roberts, Thomas, Scalia, Alito on the Supreme Court bench. The GOP activist judges who rule in favor of GOP policies like the ruling they made on political contributions.
Romney said that he is not concerned about the majority of people. He needs a wake up call on the majority of people's economic status because it is not the rich or the middleclass. I guess he didn't read the memo about poverty rose back when they had a GOP President.
Boehner does not feel any compassion for you homeowners who got played by the banks in the mortgage scam.
As has been noted, the GOP party only cares about catering to the rich.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Apparently, Governor Jan Brewer thinks she is living in the fifties or antebellum times. That heffa had the nerve to point her finger in the President's face and then turn around and play the modern version of the white female victim.
Sort of like those white women back in the day who falsely hollered rape back in the day to get a brotha hung...the scary, dangerous black brute stereotype.
That picture put me in the mind of Elizabeth and Hazel. Brewer claims she felt threaten. Uhhh...no Jan, you did not feel threaten! The only thing you was feeling was back in the day nostalgia when you could call a black man boy, or saw him as one, and white privilege.
You didn't look like you was threaten, not the way you was waving that little bony wrinkled up finger in the President's face as if he was a child you were scolding. It looked more like you were doing the threatening, a white woman with an attitude.
Well...you can thank your white privilege that your little bony, withered up ass did not have to lie face down in the gutter, spread eagle, handcuffed, and that the Secret Service did not arrest you. A black woman would not have been able to get up that close. Ask that Black woman that tried to talk to the President at the airport who was hauled off kicking and screaming during his first term.
Why the secret service men keep letting folks like you get away with some of the most outrageous and disrespectful dung y'all wingnuts be pulling is beyond me. Had you so much as raised your finger up in any of the prior President's faces, you would have been old news.
We the people know that, no one is asleep at the wheel; we're paying close attention, especially us black folks and other minorities too. In fact, the whole wide world is watching white privilege in action.
Well, it's a good thing for you that the President is a gentleman. And a double blessing that it wasn't someone else because you would have been at the hospital in emergency trying to get that gaunt finger sewn back on. I'm just saying!
It appears that you have a problem when it comes to brown and black peoples. However, what you do not recognize is that your biggest problem is fear. Most people like you get a sudden attack of fear whenever the economy is fragile or white privilege is threaten. Instead of stressing, you should learn to relax, go with the flow, and learn to see black and brown people as individuals instead of stereotypes.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Ron Paul a nominee candidate who wants to run against President Obama. He wants to give the impression that he is ALL people's friend, especially black people. Yup! Make no mistake Paul is an old slick racist. He sorta reminds me of a plantation master that bragged to his black female servant that she was the best slave he had, then turned around the next day, and sold her all her children.
Paul trys to give black people the impression that he is their friend and wants to end some of those carefully constructed racist laws such as prison sentencing and the drug war. Now, I know why he is such a staunch defender of ending the war on drugs and legalizing them.
"In 1981 a group of American and Canadian white supremacists lead by Klansman and mercenary, Michael (Mike) Perdue planned on taking over a small West Indie country called Dominica by overthrowing the government and Prime Minister Eugenia Charles and restoring its previous prime minister, Patrick Johns into power. The group planned to create an Aryan paradise in Dominica and make money through casinos, cocaine and brothels."~~NewsOne-Casey Gane McCalla~~
Paul aren't you a little too old to be going into the drug and prostitution business? Dang, what you and your gang had planned is like gangsta straight out of an Al Capone movie. Well, I guess that type of business would add clients to your medical practice when you leave Capitol Hill. Seeing how, it's a bloody business.
No wonder I've been seeing all those whites folks buying homes in the West Indies. Brotha and Sista Alert! White supremacist trying to infilitrate and pollute de Islands. They come to steal everything,
By now everyone knows Newt Gingrich told his ex-wife Marianne that he wanted an open marriage when she found out he was tipping with Callista the golddigger. Nevertheless, what caught my eye was when he told Marianne this, He said [of Callista], "She doesn’t care what I do." Alrighty!
Well...it is nothing like an old fool, especially an old need to retire Mack Daddy. The reason Callista doesn't care what you do Newt is because she more than likely has a backdoor Jodie hidden somewhere and you are their bank. If she cared about you, she would definitely care about what you do. Newt like Herman Cain, your Mack Daddy game is weak! The same way you hurt your ex-wives, someone gone hurt you.
Mitt Romney, I swear that man is made out of plastic. He reminds me of a mannequin in a store display. When you get up close to a mannequin, you can see the phoniness. Mitt's mind changes like the weather due to indecisiveness. He'll step over and on the average citizen to make money because he only sees dollar signs, not people. However, what stands out about Mitt is that he is a shameless liar.
Even a mad-dog is put out his misery because people do not want to see them suffer. Nevertheless, Jesse Lee Peterson is a deranged person who really needs psychriatric help. He makes Uncle Ruckus look like Mother Teresa. Peterson has a deep seated hate for his own people. His latest comment took the cake. I have no respect for the man and would spit on him before I give him a glass of water. That is how much I loathe the man. He is an evil, disgusting, and despicable man! Peterson claims to be a preacher, but he is too full of hate, and I.R.S. should be investigating his organization BOND as well.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Not to mention, he can’t keep his zipper up when married because those vows, “Til death do us part and in sickness and health” don’t mean a hill of beans to him. If he wasn’t faithful to his ex-wives, he sure won’t be faithful to Americans.
I don’t know about you folks but I get tired of politicians perpetuating stereotypes to win votes. Stereotypes seep into the fabric of public policies and impact minorities in many damaging ways and down the line lead to policies that restrict and limit freedoms of black people.
Gingrich, “I don’t see why calling foodstamps an African American issue is insulting." ~~Think Progress~~
Newt called President Obama the food stamp President, but that's not true.
Btw, Newt, here is a part of the black communities’ collective anatomy part you can kiss.
And for good measure the black community extends you their third finger.
The nominees for the GOP party seems to love using stereotypes in order to impress those with racist and prejudice views, especially if those stereotypes are aimed at black people. Without a doubt, the GOP party is not only the party of no, but it is also the party of divisiveness when it comes to the human race.
Are all black Republicans Uncle Toms? Nope, but a good majority of them are. Uncle Tom refers to a black man who cares too much about what white people think about him and modifies his behavior accordingly. He is a white folk’s pleaser and buttocks kisser. In addition, an Uncle Tom goes to great lengths to disparage or block the progress of his own people to earn brownie points with whites. Uncle Tom has an inferiority complex and it has not sunk in yet that he is equal to whites and not less than. This man is definitely an Uncle Tom.