Monday, January 21, 2013

So you think I'm funny? What about me is funny?

The wifey and I spent a very good weekend in Atlanta celebrating our cousins 40th birthday.
We really did it big for her. She is a very strong woman and she deserved everything we did and a whole lot more. I cannot put in words the inspiration that she gives me in how she lives her life. She is a very special woman.


Her and my sister told me over the weekend that I always have a mean scowl on my face. They asked me why. I have been told this before, but I always just blow it off. This time I gave them an answer.

I told them that this is my "this ain't what you want" face. I told them that I don't even realize that I do it; it is just a natural expression for me.

Thinking back on it, I started my" mean mug" face back when I was younger. The neighborhood I grew up in was a tough place. My "back the fuck up"  face was my way of telling the neighborhood thugs that was not in my crew, that I wasn't the one to step to with no bullshit. It was my protection. I did not get picked on. I did not get bullied. I did have to fight a lot, but that was mainly fighting to protect someone in my family or crew. I did get disrespected some...and I did have to live up to my "this ain't what you want" face; but all in all my scowl  "protected" me somewhat. It made people take me serious.

I still feel the need for people to take me serious.

See... I live in America. In the south at that. Texas to be exact. And this country and this state as well as the surrounding states seem to think that all Black men are jokes. A Black man in this country is at the very bottom of the totem pole.

The rank and file in this country goes like this....
1. White Women
2. White children
3. White men
4. pets
5. Asian people
6. Hispanic people
7. Black women
8. pets
9.Black children
10. pets
11. Black men

We are nothing but the evenings entertainment. They expect us to sing, dance, dribble a basketball, run a football, fight in a ring gladiator style, tell jokes, act..make the evening news by doing something niggardly, etc..etc..

All occupations where people pay to see us give them entertainment.

We are not supposed to be  CEOS, doctors, lawyers, fathers, husbands, sons, uncles or anything that requires us to be out front leading other men.

We as a people even think like is evident in the people our  first "Black" president picked to lead the nations most prestigious departments.

So my "scowl" is my way of telling people that I ain't no damn court jester. My "scowl" is my way of telling people that I am not here to entertain them. My "scowl" is my way of telling people to come correct when they approach me or keep it moving. My "scowl" is my way of telling people that I don't need another man to guide my every step and dictate what I do. I make my own decisions. And my "scowl" is my way of telling weak insecure people to stay the fuck from around me.

So if I see any of you faithful readers out in the streets anywhere...please do not be afraid to approach me.. I am a 6'2, 220 lb, chocolate teddy bear.

Just don't do anything to make me show my teeth.

Friday, January 11, 2013

A small list of things I really need answers to

There are a few things that have been on my mind and I need to talk about it.

1. I am sick and tired of people getting on FB with this "Obama's gonna take your guns" shit. When and where has he ever said that? Where are the facts and examples that the Feds are gonna kick in people's doors and confiscate their private property?  Show me please. I don't want to hear your opinion..I needs to see legitimate proof.

2. Barry Bonds not getting into the Baseball hall of fame is that bullshit. The man never failed a piss test and he was never caught. He has always denied juicing up and if I wasn't there when he had the needle around his left butt cheek...then I have to take his word for it. Besides...the Baseball hall of fame already has racists, drug addicts, wife beaters and alcoholics that got in on their accomplishments on the diamond. So what is the problem with Bonds joining that "morally" great group of American Heros?

3. Going back to # 1 for a minute... How in the Hottest layer of hell can a person post on FB about how a person  shot and killed another person that posed a threat to them and praise the shooter that took another human life..and then 2  posts later talk about how much they love Jesus? Isn't that kinda hypocritical? Isn't that serving 2 masters? Doesn't the good book say something about that?

4. Why are all the people that Obama chose to fill his cabinet old White men? There are no qualified Men/Women of color that can head the CIA, State Department, Treasury Department, Department of Defense or even the Boy Scouts? Really Mr. President? Not one? I wonder if Glenn Beck still thinks that this President has a problem with White people...

5. What the fuck is wrong with my Lakers?

6.Even though I am not a Washington Redskins fan....Am I the only one that thinks Shanahan needs to be fired for letting RGIII stay in that game when the dude could barely walk? Who the fuck is the coach and who the fuck is the player? This is just like your 5 year old son telling you that he ain't going to bed until he is good and ready. 'Fuck you Pops. I know what the hell I'm doing. SpongeBob needs me right now. You take your old ass to bed.. I'll be up in a minute.'
Really son? Seriously?

7.Am I the only Black person in Blackdom that is getting tired of hearing about how Katt Williams flipped out for the 50-11th time and got arrested for acting like a stupid grown little man? 

8. Am I the only 40 year old dude that is bobbing his head to 2 Chains?

9. Why won't Spike Lee shut the fuck up about Django? Why don't he stop hating on the fact that a White dude beat him to the idea about making a movie about a slave that goes through hell and highwater to get back the woman he loves? Seriously Spike? Ain't you the Nigga that made Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, Do The Right Thing and White Boys can't jump? Shut the fuck up already.

10.And finally... What the fuck is wrong with my Lakers?!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I shot the Sheriff....and all of his Deputies

This is my first post in this new year.

I wish that I could start it off on something good..but that is a pipe dream.

I want to write about the sudden change in some people's minds about gun control and what it took for the conversation to come this far.

There was a question on CNN about what is driving the Presidents push towards stiffer gun laws.

I know what is driving his push... I'll get to that in a minute..

First, let me say that we do not need more gun restrictions.
We need to enforce the laws we already have and fire politiricksters that dangle from the nutsack of the NRA. There is no reason that can be told me that explains why in the Holy Hell a person needs an assault style military weapon with magazines that can hold up to 40 or 50 rounds in their house. You cannot hunt with a weapon like that and more than likely you ain't using it for target practice. A weapon like that was meant for one thing and one thing only... to kill as many people as you can in the shortest and bloodiest way possible.
As far as people saying that the answer to the violent nature of Americans is to give everybody a gun...let me say this... I grew up in a neighborhood where EVERYBODY carried a gun..and when one of  those guns were drawn...all of those guns were drawn. More guns meant more people were shot. I experienced my first gun fight on the streets of my city way before I even thought about joining the Army and being sent to the Desert..twice..and Bosnia...twice.. I know of more "civilians" being killed by gun fire than I do of any of the soldiers I have served with on all FOUR of my deployments to hostile countries. So for all you gun freaks out there.. I guarantee that 95% of you have NEVER seen anyone get shot or even pulled a you all can eat a bagful of chocolate flavored dicks.

Second, we need to stop victimizing the victims of gun violence. Now let me say that some people need to be shot. Everybody that gets shot is not some innocent bystander. But.... they are still victims. and we should show some kind of compassion for them.

Third, We need to stop making excuses for the people that choose to solve the simplest things that go wrong in their life with gun play.
 Jamaal was not a "good" kid that needed a  positive male role model in his life, if he decided to shoot into a crowd of people just because someone in that crowd "disrespected" him.
Aston was not suffering from some "mental" disorder if he decided to go into a crowded theater or mall or a school classroom and just start shooting people that had nothing to do with his not being strong enough to stand up to a bully.

Mild mannered Mr. Wesley was not a "caring" father and husband if he decides to kill his whole family and then himself just because he lost his job.

Not all people that do crazy shit have mental disorders. Some people are just straight damn crazy or worse... weak minded.

Finally let me voice my opinion on why the President and the country is so up in arms about gun control and forcing more needless and meaningless regulations (that will be totally ignored and eventually repelled when all this blows over) down our throats and spending  MILLIONS of my tax dollars conducting "studies" on why this is happening.

White kids were killed.

Plain and simple. Anymore questions?

I'll wait.......

Yeah I said it.