Thursday, October 29, 2009
The other day I went to a rim store to look at some rims for my truck. In my short life I have had about 10 different cars. I have put after market rims on 1 of them. I have always wanted some chrome "shoes" for my whip, but my money was always a little funny.
Well now that I am doing alright, I decided to treat myself to some 20's or 22's for my ride.
I went to several rim stores in the South Dallas and OakCliff area but I did not see what I was looking for. Well I didn't know what I was looking for, I was just looking.
All the stores I went to asked me why did I want to get such "small" rims for my truck since my truck could fit up to 26 inch rims.
I told them that I wanted what I wanted since it was my pocket that was going to be several grand lighter.
Well this experience got me to thinking.....
Why the hell did I want to get fancy rims in the first place?
What was wrong with the rims and tires I already had?
I could not answer myself, so I decided to think on it some more before I made a decision to spend so much of my hard to come by greenery.
I decided to ride around the "hood" for a minute before I made it back to my nice suburban home.
On my drive through the streets of South Dallas and OakCliff, I drove by at least 4 cars that were pulled over by the fuzz. Every one of the cars that were blue-lighted had fancy big rims and tires. Every one of the cars had occupants that looked like they were extras in a 50 cent video.
Again I asked myself, 'Why do you want fancy rims'?
All those cars that I passed by stood out like OCTOMOM at an abortion clinic.
It was like those little boys driving those tricked out whips were yelling as loud they could, 'Look at me Bitches!! Ain't I riding fly? See what not working will do for you? Who needs education when I can drive something that yells out look at me?"
I am not saying that all 4 of those cars had occupants that were doing anything illegal, (that would be racial profiling)but I bet at least 3 of them did. And the only thing that probably caught the attention of the Poo-lice, was those 26 inch rims on a '72 Caprice Classic.
So I decided to keep the rims and tires that were on my truck when I brought it.
No one sees me when I drive through the hood but the people that I want to see me.
I must be getting old.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
This morning on my normal long ass drive to work I was channel surfing the radio(I got tired of paying for satellite radio) and the dial happened to land on the Steve Harvey Morning Show. I missed most of the conversation, but I did catch the blunt of it.
Mr. Harvey was having a "phone blast" with his listeners about "independent women". I have an opinion about so called "independent woman", and the "independent women" that read my lil 'ole blog ain't gonna like it. But oh well, it is what it is.
Hmmmm,where do I start?
Well, let's start by me asking a question....
What is the definition of an Independent Woman?
If I ask a woman, I will get the 'a woman that don't need a man for anything' definition. I will get the, 'I pay my own rent, my own car note, I can get my own nails and hair done. There is nothing a man can do for me that I can't and don't do for myself.'
If I ask a man I will get the Loud mouth bitch or she must be a dyke, definition.
Now were do I stand on this issue?
I think that the whole "independent woman" thing is a bunch of bullshit.
But first let me say that I do not think that a woman that handles her business is a bitch or a dyke. I think she is a woman that handles her business in a male dominated world. She should be congratulated and appreciated. Any man that calls such a woman a bitch or a dyke or anything else that does not include her name, Miss, Mrs. or Ms, needs his insecure ass kicked.
Now on to the bullshit.
A woman that thinks that just because she is holding her life down financially without the help of a man, and thinks she does not need a man, is a gatdamn fool.
Yeah I said it.
Any man that chooses not to get involved with a woman that is holding it down financially, is an even bigger fool.
Men and women complete each other. Or in some cases women and women or men and men complete each other. We all need that "somebody" to hold, to kiss, to console or just somebody to let us cry on their shoulder if we need it.
We all need it.
I think that the problem is that people (women)equate being financially secure to being independent. People (women) think that just because they are doing the shit that men used to do back in our Grandparent's day, that somehow that puts them on level ground with men.
It is all bullshit.
Every woman needs and wants a man to open doors for them. They want a man that they can rely on to pick the kids up from daycare. They want a man they can call if they have a flat on the side of the road.They want a man to get up at 3 in the morning to go to the corner store for that late night pint of ice cream.
Every woman whether they admit it or not, desires and wants to be taken care of by a man.
It is what it is.
That is why God created Eve. He saw that man was alone and he made Eve as his companion.
It is ingrained in a mans DNA to provide, protect and take care of a woman. It is ingrained in a woman's DNA to want to be provided for, protected and taken care of by a man.
It is our society that came up with that "independent woman" label.
Now don't get me wrong, no man wants a lazy woman. No man wants a woman to rely on them for everything. I know I don't. I can not stand a woman that is afraid to sweat or break a nail. I figure that if I am able and willing to go out and cut the grass, then you should be able and willing to pull weeds out of the flower bed. I think that if I am able and willing to wash your car, then you should be ready and willing to vacuum out the inside and pick up all your empty McDonald wrappers.
But a man does need to feel needed. We all need to feel like we are the "King" of our respected castles.
If I feel that you 'can do bad all by yourself', then why the hell would I stick around?
If I constantly hear about how you are paying for this and buying that all by yourself, then that is exactly how you will find yourself,all by your damn self.
So I think that woman need to stop all the equality shit and accept the fact that Men and women complete each other. We would not be men or women without each other.
Unless of course you are a man that does not like women or a woman that does not like men.
But the same applies in either case.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Last night my neighbor and I had a very interesting conversation.
It centered on the topic that all men end up talking about.... Women.
We pondered a question that has been on my mind and (apparently his) for a minute now. A question that MICHAEL BAISDEN talked about on his radio show.
How long should a man/woman wait to bring a new man/woman around his/her kids?
A week? 2 months? 6 months?
What is an acceptable time table for a man/woman to introduce his/her kid(s) to his/her new friend?
How long should a man/woman wait before bringing a woman/man to his/her house?
He told me of a chick that he recently had to give the 'we can be friends' speech too.
This woman has a 22 year old daughter, an 18 year old son and another 8 year boy.
The 22 year old does not live with her but the 18 and 8 year old does. She told my man that the 18 year old is very protective of her and that she was not comfortable with him coming to the crib when she knew he would be there.
I can understand that.
My neighbor has a 15 year old son that lives with him.
This woman said she had no problem coming to his house with his son present because according to her, 'she knows how men raise boys'.
I don't understand that.
What the fuck does that mean?
She understands how men raise boys?
So to my limited college educated mind, does this mean that she doesn't want to look like a Ho in front of her son, but it is OK for her to look like a Ho in front of his son?
Or was she implying that since a man is a man, his son has probably seen his father bring home a different woman every night of the week, so he is probably used to it?
Am I digging too deep into this?
Well my neighbor told me he told her that he does not bring any and every woman around his son because he is trying to teach him how to respect and treat women. He told me he told her that he did not like her implication that he was a promiscuous man who had a different (2 or 3) woman rotating out his front door at any given time.
He told me that this is when he decided to give her the 'we can be friends' speech.
He had only been talking to this woman for about 2 weeks when this happened. According to him she did not understand his sudden lack of interest in her.
So what say you, fellow A Blackman View readers?
How long is a good time to wait before bringing a new person of interest around your kids?
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Lately here on my lil 'ole blog, I have had some not so nice things to say about religion.
I have to make some things clear.....
I am NOT anti God. I am NOT anti Jesus.
I pray to God through Jesus every day. Sometimes more than once a day.
However I do not consider myself a Christian. I am not "Christ-like", which is what being a Christian is supposed to mean. Jesus is the only perfect man to walk the earth after Adam fucked up. I am no where near perfect and I do not know or have I known any person who fits that description.
What I have a problem with is people that have the same desires and hang-ups as me, trying to tell me how I need to be living.
I have a problem with hypocrites.
I have a problem with people that go to church every Sunday to see the preacher instead of going to commune with God.
I have a problem with people using the Church to get paid off the backs of people that really can't afford it.
I have a problem with the "Sunday" Christians. You know the people I am talking about....The fake ones that are only "saved" on Sunday mornings.
I have a problem with people that use the Bible to justify their hatred,hypocrisy and bigotry towards other people.
Basically, I have a problem with Organized religion.
Well it is more than a "problem". It is on the verge of being full blown hatred.
I am not a hypocrite. I have no problem with trying to live the same way I act. In other words, I try to live the same way I portray myself to others. How the hell would I look telling somebody that porn is the work of the devil, when I try to look at me some titties everyday? (This is not an admittance of of anything, I am just using an example.)
I am who I am. I do not try to portray myself to other people as being better than I am. I have been known to lie a few times, but I do not act like my shit does not stink. The same way I am now hiding behind this keyboard, is the same way I am if you happen to meet me in person.
I am a chronic user of profanity. I drink a little. I like women. (Yes I am married, but I still LOOK at other women. Sue me.)I have been accused of being a little to blunt with people. If I don't like something, I let it be known. I do not hold my tongue if I feel like I am being disrespected. I have a problem with authority. Well. Let me rephrase that... I have a problem with stupid authority. I try to treat everyone I meet the same way I like to be treated. I try not to judge other people's behavior, views or lifestyles. I know what works for me may not work for my neighbor.
All in all I am a decent dude, but I am far from being "Christ-like."
But I do have a problem with people that use religion as an excuse for their fucked up behavior. The Bible should not be used as an excuse. I think that organized religion is the main thing that is wrong with the world today. People use religion as a way to justify their fucked up views towards other people and I don't think that is the way God wants it to be. Besides, with all the religions out in the world today, who is to say what religion is the one that will get you to heaven. Some people use their religion as the only way life should be lived, instead of having an open mind to other people's views, which thereby contributes to discrimination, hatred and intolerance towards innocent people.
In my humble opinion this is not how God intended it to be.
But this is only My opinion.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
When I first started this blog about 2 years ago, I had a series of posts called "To my Uncle Larry."
These posts were about the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins.
See my Uncle is a die hard Redskins fan. I am a fair weather Cowboys fan. I like them sometimes, but I find it hard to blindly follow any one thing. I also like the Carolina Panthers. When I was younger I liked the Pittsburgh Steelers. I still follow them now. I love football, it is my favorite sport, but I cannot tie myself down to blindly supporting one team.
The same goes for College football. I like all the Florida teams.... Florida, Florida State and Miami.
I believe that a person has to have options in life. There is no "one" way to do anything. I believe that there is no completely "right" answer for anything. I think that any person that blindly follows one way and ignores the fact that there could be a better way or an easier way is a fool.
I don't understand how a person can support and defend one certain thing even though that one certain thing is fucked up.
I don't understand how a person can get mad at another person that points out that their one certain thing is fucked up.
I think that everything needs to have some type of constructive criticism. I believe if you truly love something, you will point out that sometimes that that something is wrong.
To me that is the definition of "loving something".
If you are having trouble following were I am going with this, let me break it down.
I have a partner that is a die hard Republican. I have wrote about him from time to time here on my lil 'ole blog. He goes by the name of Daddio911.
He is one of those types of people that has tunnel vision. His way is the only right way and he refuses to see that maybe his way might not be all that right.
If something does not fit inside his "perfect" little box, then it is the Devils creation and it ain't even worth considering.
I don't understand that mentality. I like talking to this guy and we have a lot of very enlightening conversations, but sometimes he can get on my nerves.
I will listen to his point of view and sometimes I agree and sometimes I don't. But if I say anything that contradicts his point of view, he doesn't want to hear it. The other day we were talking about Politricks, which is the usually our topic of conversation,and the Clinton's came up. This guy blames the Clinton's for everything. If Armageddon was to start at midnight tonight,it would be Hill-Billy's fault. He does not want to place blame on anything that he believes is "right" and "just".
I don't understand it.
If that is what Loyalty means, then I guess I am the Antichrist of loyalty.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Rush Limpdick wants to buy the sorry ass St. Louis Rams.
A lot of prominent Black Folks and NFL players are against it.
First of all let me say that I think the drug addict currently known as Rush is a major asshole. I think he is a throwback to the early days of our beloved country. I think if he had his way, Black Americans would still be in the cotton fields and we would still be pissing and shitting in "Colored only" toilets. We would still be drinking "colored only" water. We would still be drawing big audiences in major night clubs, but we would still have to get to the stage from the back door to entertain those White Only audiences.
That being said.....
I think it is wrong ass wrong to deny somebody something they want just because you might not agree with what he thinks.
I know I am going to hear the famous lines from one track minded Black Folks saying, 'Well Red, Black Folks were denied buying houses in White neighborhoods back in the day. We were denied jobs back in the day. We were denied basic human rights back in the day...blah blah blah....'
My response is....
What does that have to do with now?
Just because we were mistreated and discriminated against, that gives us the right to mistreat and discriminate?
If the man has the money and the backing to buy a dead ass dead NFL team, then let him have it.
Why should he be denied spending his money?
I am pretty sure that all those players and coaches on the Rams would still play for Limpdick if the money was right.
Money from Racists spends just like money from a non racist.
When the bills are due, the bill collector doesn't ask where the money came from. Alls they want to know is when the money is coming.
People act like Rush would be the only Racist in AmeriKKKa that owns a major company.
Who cares what this idiot said about Black Americans in sports?
As an AmeriKKKan, he has the right to say that and what ever the hell else he might feel like saying.
Do I agree with it?
No. But I would not want to be denied from buying something I have the money to buy just because of what I say on this Blog.
And one more thing..
I know that some Black Americans will call anybody that chooses to work for Limpdick a sell out and an Uncle Tom.
My response to that?
Black gang bangers sell out everyday by killing other Black gang bangers and sometimes innocent Black People.
Black People sell out everyday by not cooperating with the authorities when they see a crime committed against other Black People.
Black people sell out everyday by selling drugs to other Black People.
Black People sell out everyday by supporting rappers and other "entertainers" that demean and belittle other Black People.
Black People sell out everyday by voting for Black politicians just because they are Black.
Black People sell out everyday by supporting Ministers and "Mega" Churches that do nothing but exploit other Black People.
Black men sell out everyday by choosing not to take care of their families and kids.
Black men sell out everyday by choosing to fill up prisons instead of schools.
Black women sell out everyday by not demanding the respect from the above mentioned Black men that they deserve.
So do Black People consider the above Black people "sell outs" and "Uncle Toms?"
So it is OK for Black people to exploit other Black People, but it is Racist if a White man wants to do it?
Get the Fuck outta here!
I could care less if this fool wants to buy a losing NFL franchise. I could care less about the players that choose to play for him. I could care less about the Coaches that choose to coach for him.
I will choose not to support him. I will choose not to buy anything that says St. Louis on it. I will not watch any St. Louis games. That is how I will stand up and say fuck Rush Limbaugh.
But to deny this man the right that every AmeriKKKan has just by being AmeriKKKan is wrong.
Until Black Americans start supporting and loving other Black Americans and until we start EARNING the rights that our Ancestors DIED for us to have, we do not have the right to say anything about how some insignificant White man wants to spend his money or what that same dumb ass man says.
Friday, October 9, 2009
So the President has just been declared the winner of the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE.
I have mixed feelings about this. There are many questions that need to be asked and answered before I cosign on this. Although I know it does not matter what the hell I think, I wasn't on the voting committee.
I believe that there were other more deserving people who should have been considered.
President Obama has only been a President for 9 months. He has not done anything that benefits the world stage, except expose the hypocrisy and bigotry here in the country that elected him. He has TALKED a good game about what he WANTS to do, but he has not had TIME to DO anything yet.
So what was the CRITERIA for giving him this award?
Did they like his SPEECHES on bringing Christians and Muslims together?
Did they like him going to damn near every country in Europe apologizing for the Bushies fuck ups?
Did they like how he is TALKING about helping people in this country with health care?
Or what about him TALKING about ending the wars that were started by his predecessor, but has yet to do?
I am very proud of our President, but.....
I don't understand this.
Wouldn't it have made better sense for the voting committee to wait until he actually accomplished something on the World Stage before they just by passed more deserving candidates?
What was the reasoning behind this?
I don't know who the other nominees were, I am going to have to research it, but I don't agree with this.
This prize was given prematurely.
I always thought that recipients of this prestigious award had to have given a lifetime in helping the world be a better place.
How the hell does electing a Black President in a White Dominated country fit into that?
The man still needs to make good on all the speeches he has given. I admit that he inspires the hell out of me, and probably damn near every other Black Man in this country. I was at the Dallas VA the other day checking on my education benefits, and I passed by a picture of the President and I swear I must have stood there in awe looking at that picture for at least 5 minutes. I mean to just see a picture of a man who looks like he could be my Uncle, up in a United States Federal Building, just made my heart swell with pride.
He has not done anything to deserve the Nobel Peace Prize.
Inspiring people to kiss the sky should not be enough.
He needs to accomplish something that benefits all people in the world before his name should have even been whispered.
I am Sorry Mr. President, I ain't hating, but this shit here is not right.
But this is just my opinion. An opinion that only matters to me.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I am going to talk about something that has been on every Black Person's mind since we were born Black, but no one has voiced to anyone outside of their Black Circle.
No one has voiced this outside of their Black Circle.... until now.
Why the hell does it seem that 5 out of 10 Black-White Interracial couples I have seen in my short time on this Earth has been a Black Man with a White woman that looks like she she just fell off the back of the truck headed to Jenny Craig's house?
Why do my Brothers always fall in love with the White Girls that White Guys don't want?
Why do they always pick the most homely, trailer trash looking, meth head looking, dirty stringy greasy hair having White Women to take home to their Black Mother?
Unless of course they are Millionaire sports stars. Then they all have the Blond Haired Blue eyed Cheerleader. But that is the subject for another post.
Why is this?
There is nothing wrong with Interracial dating, marriage, or having a bunch of mixed kids. If a person falls in love with a Turnip and has Radish kids, then God Bless em.
But this shit right here....
I don't understand it.
I know a dude (Black Dude) that just divorced his (White) Wife after he found out that she was cheating on him, with a White Dude. Now how often does that happen? I have never heard of a White Woman leaving a Black Man for a White Man. Usually once a White Woman crosses over, there is no turning back. I guess that does not say too much for my dude huh?
Before the very nasty divorce, the Sun shone out of this woman's ass. Now she is a Bitch, a slut, a skank and every other nasty thing that comes out of his mouth. Keep in mind that he has 2 beautiful kids with this Bitch, slut and skank. He is living proof on how thin the line between Love and Hate really is.
My guy will not even look at a Black woman.
He has gotten involved with those Dating Web Sites and all his "friends" are White Women. He told me that he does not want to deal with the drama that a Black Woman brings.
Could this be the answer to my questions?
Could it be that some Black man would rather deal with a homely ass homely looking White Woman than deal with the "drama" that a Black Woman brings?
There is a verse in the Bible that says it is better for a man to live on the corner of a rooftop than to live in a spacious house with a quarrelsome woman. (Proverbs 21:9) Seeing as how most Black People are so "religious", are they simply doing what God wants them to do?
Or could it be that 'ole cliche about how a Black Man will choose a White Woman over a Black Woman simply because she is White?
Is White Skin really that Powerful of a drug to some Black Men?
If it is, I want to be the first to bottle that shit, patent that shit, and sell that shit.
I got the potential to be the next Nino Brown of slanging that real "White Girl".
Lord knows I would never run out of Clientale.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
So Chi=town got knocked out in the first round of the Olympic bid huh?
Who would have thunk it?
I personally would LOVE to go to a city that sits on a dirty ass dirty LAKE, before I would even think about going to a city that has some of the best BEACH (bodies) front property of the WORLD.
But that is just me.
Let me stop.
I am extending my fist in a "Terrorist bump" to all my Brazilian brothers and sisters. Good job. Ya'll deserve it and I am sure that the Olympics will be a success.
I would have preferred that my country could have beaten that ass, but it is what it is.
Did I say "my country?"
Did I say that I would have "preferred my country to beat that ass?"
Uhh Yep. I do believe I did.
So why doesn't some of our fellow AmeriKKKans feel the same?
Why were some of the "COUNTRY FIRST" assholes cheering the fact that the country they want back, lost?
Why were they dancing in the streets like it was 1999?
Why were they 'raising the roof' like they found some rhythm over night?
I don't understand this shit.
How can you claim to "love" something so much and then cheer when that something gets embarrassed on the world stage?
What kind of hypocrisy is this?
How the hell is this going to define The President's legacy?
Didn't other President's lose their bid to host the Olympics?
I know to hate is wrong, but I am close to saying that I hate Republicans.
I don't see how in the hell anybody can associate themselves with such hatred, hypocrisy and straight out bullshit.
How can you wrap yourself up in the Nations flag, recite the constitution every night, pray to your God to bless the United States of America and then turn around with the same mouth and cheer for YOUR country losing?
How can you call yourself a PATRIOTIC God fearing American, when you clap, dance and cheer when America loses a chance to show the world how "democracy" is the savior of the world?
How can you support this type of madness?
If I had an answer to my own questions, I would be the next Billionaire going to lobby for the 2020 Olympics to be held in my old stomping grounds, Prince Georges County, MD.
But if a CITY with the most Black People per capita of any other CITY in the country got knocked out in the first round, a COUNTY with the most Black Millionaires per capita in the country would not stand a chance.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I swore to myself that I was not going to write about this, but.... well, damn it to hell, it just kept calling me.
The kid that got beat to death in Chicago was a very, very bad thing.
But the 30 school age kids that have died in Chicago this past year is also a very, very bad thing.
All the kids that have died in Baltimore, DC, Philly, New York and Atlanta can also be considered a very, very bad thing.
Did I happen to mention that all of these kids I have mentioned were BLACK KIDS?
So what makes Derion's death more important than all the others?
Derion's death was caught on video. Somebody taped it and sent the film in.
So again, what makes Derion's death more important than all the others?
A white man had to put it on the national media.
It was not a "tragedy" until a white man decided to talk about it.
This is what pisses me the hell off.
There are thousands of Derion's every year in the Black community, but no one cares. The Black Community doesn't even care.
But the minute a White man starts to care, now everybody is blogging and crying about this one death like it is a first.
How many memorials are dedicated to young Black Men every week in some Black neighborhood?
How many will be today?
This problem has been going on in our communities ever since... well ever since.
This is nothing new.
Where has all the outrage been?
Where have all the activists been?
Where have all the preachers been?
It takes a white run news outlet to tell us that our shit is fucked up?
All of a sudden it is a problem because a White man says it is?
I have been blogging about shit like this for the past 2 years.
Sometimes I think that my people are the slowest people in America.
We (some of us)accept bullshit like it is the norm. We accept the "music" that is being played everyday all day on radio stations as if it is cool to glorify negativity.
We accept the fact that our neighborhoods are the most run down of all the neighborhoods in every city in America as if that is how it is supposed to be.
We are cool with our Children dropping out of school and going to prison like that is how it has always been and that is how it will always be.
We love motherfuckers like R Kelly and defend his bitch-ass when ever somebody White says anything about him.
We defend stupid ass niggas like Plaxico Burress for doing stupid shit that we know in our hearts is dead ass wrong.
We allow Preachers and Ministers to rape us every Sunday with "tidings of good news", by giving them total access to our wallets and minds while most of them are the most crooked ass crooked bastards around.
We allow Politricksters to lie to us about "change" only to see that not a damn thing changes except the numbers in their bank account.
I could go on and on.... But what would be the point?
We have conformed so much just to be accepted here in our "adopted" homeland that we have forgotten who the hell we are.
I guess you can't forget something that you never knew.
Maybe that is the problem.....
Anyways back on topic....
It ain't like my lil 'ole blog is going to be featured on CNN or MSNBC. And most definitely not Fixed Noise.(Fox News for all you out there that I lost with that)
No White man is going to read my thoughts and do an expose about the feelings of Dirty Red.
So if I stand in a crowded room and scream until my lungs are sore, if there are no White People in the room, will anyone hear me?