Sunday, March 30, 2008
This is a question I asked my man Truth over at Enclave-lion.blogspot.com. He wrote a very good post about the way black men are portrayed here in this great country of ours.
So what kind of box would I fit in?
I am a Dark-skinned, mid 30's Brother that stands 6'2". I weigh about 224 lbs, and I am slightly muscular. I keep what my Caribbean couisins call "mi shine head", (bald for you folks that are not familiar with Caribbean speech) and my face is clean shaven.
When I am at work I wear either Polo shirts or nice button ups with nice slacks, but I prefer baggy jeans and vintage T-shirts. I prefer Tims over dress shoes, but I am starting to admit to myself that I am getting a little too old for that. But I must admit I do clean up pretty good, when I do choose to "get cute".
I have a college degree,which I am not utilizing at the moment, but SALLIE MAE still wants their money every damn month. Ain't that about nothing?
I own a 4 bedroom house in a Dallas Suburb. I drive a late model Truck that is killing me on gas every week (Blame it on living in Texas. I never liked Trucks until I moved out here. But they grew on me).
I listen to Hip-Hop although I don't condone most of the bullshit that is being force fed to our youth now-a-days. I curse a little.(a lot. blame my days in the Army. If you were not cursing, you were not talking. It is a habit I have been trying to break for years).
I am not loud, I don't like attention all that much, but I always seem to be the center of it. I prefer to stand in a corner and watch the people around me. You can a learn a lot by watching people.(The loudest person in a room is usually the first one to run if some shit pops off).
I don't run with an entourage. If you happen to see me in the streets of the Big D,I am usually solo. I believe that the more people that know what you do, the more people can talk about what you do. Besides,if I choose to do something that I know ain't right, I don't have to worry about snitches. I ain't gonna tell on myself.
No witnesses. (God knows what I did when I did it. He is the only one that matters).
Real G's move in silence.
I consider myself a natural born leader. I do not take orders all that well, that is the main reason I got out of the military. However,I have no problem listening to a person I respect. Besides, I believe that you have to learn how to follow before you can be expected to lead.
I speak what's on my mind, but I do know when to speak and when to keep my mouth shut.
So after reading my description of myself, what kind of box would I fit in?
Saturday, March 29, 2008
So here I go....
The other day a lot of Hill-Billy's billionaire friends wrote a letter to Nancy Pelosi telling her to reword what she said about the superdelegates voting with the will of the people. They told her that they would take their billions elsewhere if she did not do what they think she should do, which is back Hill-Billy.
Now ain't that about nothing?
If this is not enoungh of a reason for Black American's (no, All Americans)to say fuck the Dumb-o-crats I cannot think of a better one. My man the Field negro wrote a post about the O man starting a third-party, and I think that is a good idea.
Who the hell do these billionaires think they are?
What happened to one man (woman) one vote?
This whole race has started to turn me against politics. Hill-Billy thought she would just march right into the white house. She had plans to put back all the shit they took when they looted the place back in 2001. She just knew that the American people would still be blinded by her Husbands bullshit and that she would win the election in a first round knockout.
And here comes the big black buck (insert the "O" man here).He ruined it for everybody. He threw a monkey wrench into her perfect plans. He started raising more money than her, he kicked her fat ass in all the states she was supposed to win, he made her look crazy and pyscotic in all those debates and he started stealing her support in the black comunity, (first black president my black ass). He made her lose her damn mind.
So now that she has no chance in hell of winning, she is telling Nancy Pelosi that the will of the American People does not matter to her. The same way the smaller states that she lost to the "O" man did not matter to her. This crazy $#%^#* will do anything she has to do, to do what she thinks she has to do. Consequences be damned.
So I am saying this, if she happens to get the nomination...
I think that we should write in the Field Negro on every ballot.
Fuck the Dumb-o-Crats.
Fuck the Rethuglicans.
If Obama can garner so much support in this country, what do you think a real Field Negro will do?
Anyway that is my rant.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Life will throw some shit at you that will make you want to give it all up.
This past weekend my wife and I went down to San Antonio for a funeral. The funeral was for the father of my wife's best friend. Her best friend's family kinda sorta adopted us into their family while we lived in San Antonio. We went on family vacations with them, we went to family barbeques, we did all the "family" stuff with them. So this death hit us pretty hard.
Her father was a good man. He died with all of his family around him, which is the way I want to go out. I remember going over to his house after a hard day of working in that hot-ass warehouse to find him sitting on his porch with a beer in one hand and a blunt in the other. (Yes I said blunt, that is just what he did.)He would always greet me in the same way, "What's happening Red Dawg. How was H-E-B today?"
(H-E-B was the grocery store warehouse I worked in. He used to drive trucks for them.)I would proceed to tell him about my day, and he would give me advice on life.
He would tell me to keep my head up and keep doing what I was doing. (I was in college at the time also.)
His wife would come outside after a while and sit with us. She would tell me to go inside and get something to eat, and he would tell her that I was a grown-ass man, and if I wanted to eat, I knew where the kitchen was. He always told it like it was. No sugar coating, no bullshit. If you listened that was good, if you chose not to that was good too. His favorite saying was, "The more I teach you, the dumber I get!"
Mr. Jimmy, (Pops) was only 65 years old.
He died of cancer.
He would have been married to the same woman for 43 years this December.
He left 3 daughters, 2 sons, 10 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
He had many nieces and nephews as well as hundreds of friends.
He was a good man. He was a mentor to me, a father to many, a grandfather to even more, and a loving dedicated husband to one beautiful woman.
He will be sorely missed.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
I am so sick of Hill-Billy and her people, I don't know what to do.
They begin this whole mess by race baiting Big O in SC.
Then came all the negative ads, followed by the talk about Big O's experience, as if years of being a First Lady actually qualifies as "experience".
Her supporters started saying and doing the things that would give her Plausible Deniability.
They did all the "wet work". She just sat back and played innocent. It is just like a crime boss ordering a hit to be carried out the same day he will be out of town.
They have put Big O on the defensive and it might have cost him the job he is fighting to get.
They are now attacking Big O's minister for telling Black People to stand up and be accountable for their actions. They are attacking his Pastor for telling Black People to stop being victim's and to start being victors. They are attacking his Pastor for telling the truth about America's shameful past (and present).
His Pastor is a hate monger now.
His Pastor is a racist.
They had that Ferror woman get quoted in all the right papers saying that the only reason Obama is where he is in this race is because of his skin color. Then they switched the whole scenario around to make it seem like Hillary was the victim.
Once again they have reminded AmerriKKKa that Obama is a black man trying to get the keys to their beloved mansion. That was the purpose of that 3 am ad. And once again she has fixed it where she is "out of town" when the proverbial trigger is pulled. This time she was sitting in front of a bunch of Black people apologizing to any Black Folk that were offended by the shit that she ordered her people to do.
All the while the media are acting the part of her goons. They have been pulling drive-by's on Big O for the past 3 days.
So what will Obama do? Will he continue to play defense or will he hit back?
He already has thrown his "racist" Pastor under the bus. He loudly denounced anything his Pastor might have said to offend the precious majority in this country.
What is racist about telling people in your community to stand up and become accountable for your actions?
What is racist about telling the people in your community the truth about how things are here in the land of the free?
What is racist about teaching the people in your community to be self sufficient, and responsible?
Is this anything different than what Jerry Fallwell, or any other of those old mega church (white) kooks have been doing for years?
If I were one of Big O's advisers, I would tell Big O to tell the media to lay off my Pastor. I would tell them that people are not voting for my church, they are voting for ME. I would tell them that this is the land of free speech and everybody has a right to say exactly what the hell they want to say.
I would remind the media about Hill-Billy's illegal activities, -White- Water-, when she was "helping" to run the state of Arkansas. (That is part of the 35 years of experience that she throws up to anyone that will listen).
I would ask the media how can anyone be ready to run this country on "day 1", when she could not successfully run her own marriage?
Remember the blue dress?
I would remind the media about the disastrous program called NAFTA. The same program she supported when Sweet Dick sweet talked congress into passing .
I would remind the media about how she voted for the war, before she voted against it.
I would remind the media how one day she is so proud to be running with me, and the next day she is yelling about how shameful I have run my campaign.
Doesn't that sound Bi-Polar?
I would remind the media about all the losses she has suffered against someone with no experience. But I am experienced enough to be her replacement if she wins and gets killed on the job. (Which means she thinks that I do have experience).
I would remind them that she never once thanked the voters that did support her in all those States she lost, But I would also remind the media that I gracefully accepted defeat and thanked the people for all the support that I received in the few states that I did lose.
So in other words I would fight back.
I would come out of my corner with both guns blazing.
Take no prisoners.
But I would continue to talk about my platform. I would not deviate from the issues.
If Big O is going to win this thing he has to turn all the negative attention onto Hill-Billy.
If Big O really wants to win that is.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
I have been trying to post my thoughts on my blog for about 3 days now, and this site has not allowed me to . I might have to jump ship and find another home... But anyway here are my thoughts....