22 December 2005

The Good, The Bad and The Senate.

At first I was happy and surprised and then I was sad and not surprised.

At first, the Republican controlled Senate found the scruples and the testicular fortitude to vote down a bill supporting oil exploration and drilling in the National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. This provision was embedded in a larger bill which provided funding for our troops in the Middle East warzone and for hurricane Katrina relief money. You know - the money that mostly goes to the no bid contracts in the Gulf. The same money that FEMA doesn't spend on getting trailer homes for many of the displaced families in the Gulf. Yeah - that money!

Well, anyway - the Senate found the where-with-all to vote against the passage of this bill. Collectively, they didn't like the part about the oil drilling. Now, some people might be surprised that they voted down one of W's pet projects. After all, there's billions of dollars to be made sucking that black gold out of the ground. All by Halliburton, probably. But they voted against it. Of course, now, when it comes to reelection time the hardcore Bush lovers on the right side of the isle are going to call all of the Republicans that voted against the bill - "Unpatriotic!" They are going to say - "these people voted against money for our boys in the war!" - "They voted against the war on terror!" Some red state voters are going to agree. However, I think everybody on the hill knows that W is a Lame Duck, and a Lame Duck with 75% of his presidency ahead of him. Some of these Senators know a sinking ship when they see one.

So, even though the drilling language is going to be 'tweeked' and stuck elsewhere, I fully expect Halliburton trucks to be plowing through the homes of red crested squirrels and long haired elk in Alaska within six months. But at least the Senate had balls for a few minutes.

Then I was sad.

Then Tricky Dick Cheney cast the deciding vote in a bill to make aggressive cuts in Medicare and student loans - all in an effort to save $40 billion. I find that laughable. "Hey Dick! Hey Dick! If you really cared about saving taxpayers money and avoiding excessive spending - you should have told W to keep our troops out of Iraq! If Saddam was such a brutal bastard, one of those Shiites I see on the news every night should have put a hollow point through the back of his head 10 years ago!" Saddam served a useful purpose over there - he was an arrogant, but needed buffer between Iran and Syria and the oil fields of Saudi Arabia - plain and simple. Now Bush has toppled his regime and that buffer is gone, so we have to fight, and fight, and fight, and die and fight and die and fight.

Don't get me wrong, I truly believe Saddam was an ass-clown, but he was their ass-clown, and now, our ass-clowns have knocked him off his seat of power, so we have to not only pay for our troops and our war effort but we also have to rebuild the country that we blew up when this whole shit storm started. If we had just wiped the entire Taliban off the map, rained down cruise missiles on the Pakistani mountains where that punk ass Osama is hiding. We would have been fine. We'd still have $400 Billion dollars in the U.S. Treasury, we could give a shit less about Saddam and dare I say, W's approval rating would probably be over 60%. But the Bush White House wanted to blow as much money as the could.

Now Dick Cheney and the Senate want to make old people and college kids pay the price for their fiscal irresponsibility. Shame on you! Shame on you all.

Remember when America used to be great? Remember when the President would get a little chunky lovin' from his 20-something intern? Remember when gas used to be $1.39 a gallon? I'm glad you remember those times, because until we get a Democrat back in the White House - it ain't gonna be happenin'.


16 December 2005

It's okay. The white guys were drunk.

Only alcohol fueled white kids cause trouble.

For Blacks, Latinos, Philippino's, Asians, Hispanics, Cubans, Haitians, Dominicans, etc. it is often anti-social behavior driven by poor education, lack of self control, inborn violence, or poor conflict resolution skills - all this according to the media.

But when whites act like fools and show their rage or their racism or their plan old ignorance - the mass media is quick to nullify its significance by just writing them off as "rowdy drunk kids." These reports, if you read between the lines, are basically saying - "It's okay, the white guys were drunk, they didn't mean any harm."

This past weekend in Australia was a great example of this drunk "white guy" rage - according to the media. It seems as though hundreds of white males went on a violent rampage attacking people of apparent middle-eastern descent. These attacks were very violent and destructive but all - ALL - accounts brushed their actions off with the precursor... "Today, hundreds of drunk men..."

Here are some actual quotes from mainstream media.
"On Sunday a mob of 5,000 white men, many of them drunk, attacked men they believed were of Middle Eastern descent" (SOURCE - CNN)

"About 5,000 white men, many of them drunk, targeted people believed to be of Arab or Middle Eastern descent..." (SOURCE - FORBES)

However, when Blacks or Latinos or anyone else act like fools, it's presented to the world, almost like... "here these savages go again..." That is almost how it is presented! I hate the way white guys are allowed to act like complete asses in the public light, and have there behavior 'white-washed' with the soapy foam of a cold Budweiser.


13 December 2005

Laughter Lives On!!! Thanks Mr.Pryor!!!

This past Saturday, Richard Pryor died at the age of 65. He will be missed.

When I heard this, I couldn't help but think back on my first taste of Richard Pryor's comedy. I was 13 and when my parents were at work, I'd sneak into my dad's closet, way in the back at the top and I'd pull out Richard Pryor's "WANTED" LP. I'd listen to it all the time and laugh my ass off. Throwing a brick at Jim Brown... Monkeys making love in the trees... It was all so funny to me. I loved it!

Richard Pryor's style of humor, his "tell it like it is" look at society, race relations, love, sex, being black, being white, being human - was so special. He put it all out there for everyone to see. If you preferred a less edgey approach to your comedy, you still had Bill Cosby, Rich Little and those guys. But if you were willing to let the walls be painted blue, then Richard Pryor was for you. If imitation is the best form of flattery, then guys like, Sam Kinnison, Andrew 'Dice' Clay, Bernie Mac, Chris Rock, Eddie Griffin, Cedric the Entertainer and countless others flattered him and acknowledged him as the true Master of comedy.

Richard Pryor - the man is gone, but his comedic legacy will live on for ever.

Thanks for the laughs Mr. Pryor, I'll always cherish my sneaks to the back of my dad's closet!!!


08 December 2005

What is WEALTH?

I just turned off an episode of CRIBS. You know the show - where celebrities like to show off their bling, their cars, their gear, their CRIBS. I typically don't watch the show because it should be called, "Look At All The Shit I Have That You Don't"

Am I hatin'? Sure, maybe a little. But who could blame me?

I mean, you have some rapper, or some dude that rides skateboards for a living and they have a $2,000,000.00 home, with 6 bedrooms, 2 heated pools, a massive game room, 2 basketball courts, a tennis court, a baseball field, a yacht and 14 cars. And they rap or ride bikes or dribble a basketball for a living. Whereas I, a fairly smart guy, a decent family guy with a nice job and beautiful family and friends don't have all that shit. So - you're damned right - I am hatin' a little.

But, my hate aside - this show and shows like it, hurt some Black folks. These shows mispresent wealth and what it is to be wealthy. Many Blacks see these shows and figure Lil'Bow-Wow, or Snoop Dogg, or Tony Hawks and these guys are wealthy. They figure - like many folks - that in order to be wealthy you must have possessions. And not only have possessions - but be able to show people these possessions.

Take for example: Many rappers and other people are now buying gold 'fangs' to put over their teeth, they have diamond encrusted rings and watches and rims to SHOW everyone that they are wealthy. You see this in day to day actions with non-celebrity people too - how many of us have seen these teen aged mom's with little 2 year olds wearing $130 Avirex leather jackets? Or how many times have we seen men and women driving $60,000 cars and parking them in front of apartments that cost less than $500 a month?

Many of our people are so blinded by the concept of wealth being material goods AND the ability to show off these goods that they do nothing more than make themselves poor.

Consider this situation: A man hit the lottery and won $500,000 dollars. He proceeded to do this:

-Bought 4 cars - A Porsche, a BMW, a Cadillac Escalade, and a Corvette - $230,000
-Customized all 4 - $55,000
-Bought 3 new motorcycles - $19,000
-Took 17 friends to Las Vegas for a weekend gambling trip - $48,000
-Bought new clothes, DVD players, Plasma TV's, games, CD's, DVD's etc. - $26,000
-Gave family and friends gifts - $50,000
-Spent $17,000 on [mostly] losing lottery tickets. - $17,000
-Paid his $900 a month rent in advance for six months - $5,500

This poor fellow is still bragging to everyone that he is rich, he is wealthy - he still says this to people! To meet this man - wearing a sharp suit, driving a shiny BMW and listening to him talk about his motorcycles and his cars - many folks might accept that he has been successful and has been rewarded in life with financial security. This would be a lie though. This man is broke and in even more debt than he had before he hit the lottery. He, like many others is disillusioned into believing that wealth mean possessions. The only people WEALTHY in this deal are the companies that sold him the cars and motorcycles and clothes and electronics. This man is very very poor. But he has furthered the wealth of Porsche, Cadillac, Sony, Suzuki, Harley Davidson, Chevrolet, Calvin Klein and others.

I want and I hope that Black people can keep this example in mind and we can stop giving all of our money and our true wealth away to multi-million and multi-billion dollar companies all to try and one-up our neighbors and to try and impress those around us. I'm not saying - take a vow of poverty or be ashamed of living well, no - nothing of the sort. I just want people, especially my Black Brothers and Sisters to use our wealth, wisely.

What is wealth? Well, you can look the word up in a dictionary and get several meanings. But to The Thinking Black Man, I'd have to say that wealth is the financial means to live well, to support one's self and all of one's dependents while still having the money to afford various luxuries and revenue generating endeavours. WHEW - Now that was a mouthful!

But, I will also tell you what wealth is not. (In my opinion)

WEALTH is not having more money in your driveway than you make in a year.
WEALTH is not spending one months salary on sneakers.
WEALTH is not putting more gold in your mouth than you have in your pocket.
WEALTH is not dressing your child in a $300 outfit when you can barely afford to feed him.
WEALTH is not defined by the names Fendi, Chanel,Prada or Dolce & Gabanna.

Define your wealth - don't let others define it for you.


05 December 2005

Homeland Insecurity

Tom Kean is the ex-Governor of New Jersey and the former chairman of the 9/11 Commission. Recently the members of the Commission gave President Bush and his White House a series of failing grades in implementing their recommendations for prevent future terrorist attacks in this country.

Of course, President Bush sent his National Security guy, Stephen Hadley to the media with catchy soundbites: "America is safer but not yet safe." President Bush also said that measures requested by the commission still have to be passed by congress, and that will take time...

Can someone please give me a freakin' break here? I mean is this complete bullshit or what?

The congress IS Republican and the congress hasn't said, "No." to Bush for ANYTHING he truly wants them to pass. The facts are like this: The threat of Terrorism is not a legitimate concern of this administration. Bush and his cronies are only successful when they are scaring people and when they can point to radicals and say, "Look at these people that want to hurt us." That's all they can do well, so why should they want to REALLY prevent the only thing that can boost the Presidents approval rating. Just as they turned their heads on pre 9/11 warnings that Al-Qaeda was planning on high jacking planes, they are turning their heads away from logical steps that could make our country safer.

With Bush's national approval rating at 37% [or less] and considering his poor track record with good decisions, I'm sure that some of his henchmen are whispering in his ear, "Mr. President, you know that terrorist events make YOU look VERY presidential. So, maybe we should look like we're TRYING to do something good, but we'll drag our feet and then blame the democrats in congress for slowing things down. That way, we come out blameless, and the Dem's come out looking stupid, lazy and weak. You know - like they always do."

I can't help but feel that the Bush White House is willing to arrogantly take our national safety for granted by carelessly disregarding the practical and achievable goals of the 9/11 recommendations.

01 December 2005

Roe, Roe, Roe v. Wade gently down the stream...

The Christian Conservative Right that runs this country is living for one day and one day only. The day the Supremes overturn Roe v. Wade.

I expect half naked white kids and pasty old men and women dancing and frolicking in the streets from coast to coast the day of the decision. People will be getting "Pro-Life" tattooed on their asses and foreheads and basically all of the red states will glow a little brighter under their own self-righteousness. Ah, yes - there will be celebrations in the victory over the evil abortion lovin', tree huggin' baby kissin' Left-wing liberals!

Ahh, the streets will run creamy and sticky with the flowing milk and honey of Christian Conservative purity.

But what I find most amusing in all this, is when Roe v. Wade is overturned, and it will be if Bush gets to name one more Supreme, is that when the daughters of these current pro-lifers get knocked up. Mom and dad are gonna hustle them to the nearest blue state for a quicky abortion. See, when abortion loses its federal protection, the individual states can wage their own little wars to see where abortions are legal and where they're illegal. The states will probably line up much like they did when Dubba-ya got elected [the first time] in 2004. Blues will be pro-choice, and Reds will be pro-life. But mark my words. Many of these pro-lifers will march and sing and even kill to stop people from having abortions, but when they win their battle and little Susie or little Katelyn ends up knocked up by the blond haired blue eyed quarterback... these folks are gonna sweep their daughters to the blue states and into the stirrups so fast, your head will spin!

This fight against RVW is nearing the end. These pro-lifers are happy to wave their bibles and tell the world how wrong young women are for having abortions, but when the tide is turned and their own daughters are holding EPT's (Early Pregnancy Tests) with the little blue plus signs. The rules they've been fighting for will no longer apply.

30 November 2005

My Baby's Daddy...

One phenomenon, above all others in the Black community, absolutely amazes me.

That is, THE BABY DADDY phenomenon.

I ride the subway almost everyday and it is here that I see and hear things that I find unbelievable. I find it amazing that so many young Black women, often under the age of 30 have 3 or more kids by multiple men. Many of these men, are no where to be seen or found. But, without fail - these women love to refer to them as "My Baby Daddy."

I think in the 90's these lame males were called, "My Baby Fava [father]" but that has since been dropped for 'daddy.'

I'm not sure what angers me more - the fact that so many Black kids are growing up in broken homes, the progeny of irresponsible, ignorant, and horny men and women, OR the fact that so many young women have come to embrace the phrase "My Baby Daddy" like a badge of honor.

I also can't get past the fact that... okay - you slip up once and get pregnant, or get someone pregnant and a kid is born. But then to turn around and go do the same god-damn thing again and again and again! It pisses me the hell off. NOT because these men and women have no kind of self respect or self control , but because they leaving a wake of little Black children that are starting life disadvantaged, growing up disadvantaged, and often times doomed to live disadvantaged lifes forever.

Yeah sure, I know some kids do well when raised by just mom and grand-mom, but I'm talking about the large numbers of women, who - themselves are sometimes uneducated, or simply dim-witted (yeah - I said it!) and they hook up with equally dim-witted guys and make a bunch of little babies. The fact is - often times when Dumb Dad punks out and runs away, dim-witted mommy isn't smart enough to stop sleeping with losers and having more babies and then she isn't smart or strong enough to educate her kids, to read to her kids, to give them good morals and the intellectual tools to make their dreams come true. These kids just grow up with the bare minimum - some food, some name brand clothes (of course!), and a basketball.

Deep down I cry for the kids born of losers, who will have a million to one shot of being anything more than losers themselves. I cry for the dumb assed males who are too scared and too stupid to realize that nothing in the world will make them a bigger man than doing right by their children. I cry for dumb assed women with 3, 4, 5, 6... little babies by 3,4,5,6... or more different men - all of whom fucked her and then fucked her again nine months later.

I cry for the fact that I can't find every Black man that is a deadbeat Baby Daddy, and whip their asses!

25 November 2005

More SHAME for FEMA!

FEMA's at it again.
It seems as though you have to point a bright spotlight at FEMA and blow a loud whistle while screaming, "SHAME ON YOU!" to get that sorry Government agency to do anything.

While over 150,000 people are still homeless from hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans, many are on the verge of getting kicked out of their Government funded hotels.

Shortly after the hurricane, Fanny Mae offered FEMA 1500 houses for Katrina evacuees. These homes would be rent free to the Government, and could be used for up to 18 months by the evacuees. To sweeten the deal even more, most of the houses were in Mississippi and 8 other southern states.

What did FEMA do?

NOTHING. FEMA did nothing. No calls, No E-Mails, No NOTHING!

It wasn't until Fannie Mae and various Congressmen brought FEMA's lack of action and enthusiasm to light, that the agency even acknowledged their [get this...] "oversight." FEMA made some very lame excuses, but basically now that people high up on Capital Hill are making some waves, FEMA claims to acting immediately on Fannie Mae's generous offer!

Way to go - FANNIE MAE!!! Mad props to you!!!

FEMA - You're still a lame, pathetic, racist cesspool. The people of Louisiana would like to thank you for the best screwing of their lives.

12 November 2005

Keepin' it Real... TWO

I've had a few days to think more about my encounter at the subway with the dude and his off the wall hairstyle.

I want to revisit it for a second.

What bothers me goes so much deeper than the braids or the twists or the colored beads. What bothers me is the fact that Black Men today have such a deep legacy to live up to and to and be appreciative of.

So many young brothers out here have no clue and no idea of where they come from. Just 45 short years ago, Black men were still being lynched and murdered for nothing more than just the color of their skin. Black people had to drink from warm, rusty, dirty water fountains - while the whites had fresh cold water. Blacks couldn't look whites in the eyes in many parts of this country. I can go on and count the tragedies and disrespect and human indignities that go back to Jamestown in 1620 - but I won't.

For every tragedy presented to Black people through the course of American history, we had strong, intelligent and determined men and women that struggled and overcame so that today, we have the opportunities that we have. It is these Blacks that roll over in their graves whenever a Black kills another Black; or a Black father abandons the mother of his child; or a Black mother sells her child for a little clump of crack rock. I wish these young men that try their best to look and act as outlandish as they can, would try to show the self respect and race respect they owe the men and women that sacrificed so much before them. I wish they'd try harder to represent our race and themselves in a more positive light.

Now, I'm sure some folks reading this blog will think I mean, "I wish young Blacks would act more 'white' so white folks will like us more." Anyone who thinks this needs to get a clue and get off my website!

I don't think Blacks with hair styles, dress styles, and speech styles that I don't like are bad or need to change. Not at all - it's a free country. The brothers that bother me are the ones the ones that are shooting up their neighborhoods, slingin' dope, trying to pimp Sista's, robbing and stealing, disrespecting others, and just being assholes. The hairstyles and all come into play with me when young people become their own worst enemies. Sure, in a perfect world nobody would pre-judge anyone, and all of us would have a fair chance to express ourselves and show our true talents and skills. But we don't live in a perfect world and many young people that like to say they don't care what people think, and they're just keepin' it real with the hair and the clothes and the attitude. These people are preventing most people from outside of their little 'crews' and their friends from taking them seriously and ever having a chance to really know them and the positive things they have to contribute. Most people [me included] see the outside of these kids and just assume the inside isn't worth checking out. I hope this changes.

Since I'm not happy just criticizing - what I am going to do on this blog from this day on - is create a growing list of Internet links that will take my readers to websites that promote and conduct positive family, business and educational activities within the Black community.

Please share this site with your friends and come again.


10 November 2005

Keepin' it Real... what?

Okay, they got me today.
The Homies scared me today.
Normally, I just see 'em and I don't see 'em.
But today, they got me.

I was getting off the subway on my way to work. I was approaching the top of the escalator and my face was buried in my newspaper. Just as I stepped off I heard this loud voice next to me shout, "I'm losing my signal, I'll call you back!" I jerked my head and saw this tall brother, about 6' 3" with this wild assed hairdo.

He had his hair in hundreds of thin braids and all of his braids were pulled into two clusters that shot out about 10 inches from the sides of his head. in each cluster he had about 40 or 50 little red and blue beads. His clusters bounced wildly as he jogged down the escalator.

I try to just ignore these new, girlish hairdos that many of these brothers are wearing these days. I wish I could say it was something the young guys do, but I'm seeing guys in their 50's sporting braids, plats, twists, beads, clamshells and all this other shit on their heads.


Ahh, that felt great. Say it to yourself a few times - you'll enjoy it too!

I try to accept that it's just a fad, or an expression of independence - but when every asshole on every corner is trying to look even more foolish and more outlandish than the next asshole on the next corner. It saddens me.

Black men have enough going against us. Why bring more stupidity into our world. I'm all for freedom of expression - regardless of how this sounds. But when 80% of the guys are all doing the same thing - wild hair styles, white T-shirts, extra baggy jeans, oversized jerseys, black on black baseball cap on sideways and walkie-talkie cellphone... you have no independence. You have no originality. You have no style of your own. You are a fucking clone!


There is no shame in being different. Just look around at the carbon copies you see everyday all day. It's no shame in being different from them. You don't have to be rude and crude. You don't have to be a thug, you don't have to dress like them and you don't have to scare grown folks with your wild assed hairdo!!!!

Just, wake up! Just Be Real!!!

06 November 2005

Let's move past T.O.

Terrell Owens. Terrell Owens? Terrell Owens!

In two weeks you'll have to pay somebody to give a damn about T.O.

I've heard lots of talk about the Philadelphia Eagles being unfair to T.O.
I've heard lots of talk about T.O. possibly being the greatest wide receiver of all time.
I've heard lots of talk about what other NFL team should pick him up.

Frankly, I hope I never see Mr. Owens on an NFL football field again.

Prima Donnas like Owens forget that playing football is a priveledge. Nobody owes his ass the opportunity to play - YES - PLAY - the game that thousands of youngsters DREAM of having a chance to play. Sure, he's talented - I bet 1 in 50 men his age can't do half of what he can do on the field. That fact makes him unique, it doesn't make him special. Being able to do his job while being a team leader and being a unifiying and motivating force to the organization that pays him millions of dollars - makes him SPECIAL.

Jerry Rice was special, Steve Young was special, Lawrence Taylor was special, Wilbur Marshall, Charles Mann, Dan Marino, Mr. Walter Payton - Special, Special, Special, SPECIAL!

Terrell Owens - NOT SPECIAL.

I'm always amused when people say of professional atheletes that do stupid things: "He has so much money. Why would he do that?" You know what I tell them?

"If you're an asshole when you're broke, and then someone gives you 20 million dollars. You know what you are? Just a rich asshole."

Terrell Owens became so full of himself, so short-sighted in his career and so arrogant, that he believed he was bigger than the game itself. He believed that he was so great that he could care less about a long and productive and possibly legendary career as an NFL receiver. Basically - Terrell Owens pissed on the greatest game in the world.

29 October 2005

Scooter... Don't you mean Blocker?

Seems as though old Scooter has gotten himself indicted.
He'll do a little time someplace nice.
18 months, maybe two years.
Shave two strokes off his golf game, lose 15 pounds, write a book.
Something majestic sounding, like, "Choosing the Storm"

It should be called, "Dick's Blocker"

Between, Tom DeLay, Bill Frist and now I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, this Republican leadership is showing its true, immoral and crooked colors.

My only gripe with this whole situation is that Scooter-Boy is going to take all the blame, all the heat, and all the jail time that Tricky Dick Cheney and Karl Rove should be sharing with him. All of these Bush puppet-masters are dirty dealers and crooks and I'm sure that Dubba-ya would fall to pieces without these men telling him what to do. SO, I'm positive that the powers that be have managed to make sure that Scooter-Boy will be the only one to take the heat for revealing Valerie Plame's identity.

That's not bad, I wish it was more... I was so looking forward to seeing Cheney and Rove in those nifty orange jumpsuits that you get when you first arrive to jail.

We're watching, Tricky Dick.

17 October 2005

Miers doesn't scare me!

Harriet Miers makes me uneasy.
Harriet Miers makes me laugh.
Harriet Miers makes me scratch my head.

But the one thing that Harriet Miers doesn't do is scare me.

The people that scare me are the right wing, conservative, Christians that feel so betrayed by President Bush. They are worried that 10 or 20 years from now, Harriet Miers might make a ruling from her Supreme Court posting that would favor the dreaded Liberals. She might do something that helps poor people, or gay people, or middle class people, or non-Christian people, or heaven forbid - Black people!!!

These conservative-Christians are worried that she might not carry out their wishes and overturn the almighty "Rowe vs. Wade."

Despite Georgie's loosely veiled "wink - wink" "she's one of us" approach to this foolish nomination, the conservative-Christians are pissed off. And, this is why I'm scared. I could care less that Bushy-Boy thumbed through his Rolodex and pulled Miers name out with his eyes closed. But I'm scared of the fact that these Christian right-wingers feel that their personal spiritual agenda takes precedence over the fundamental welfare of the nation.

I have not heard one single person say, "I don't think Harriet Miers has enough judicial experience to make good decisions for the country as a whole." The only thing her critics are saying is: "I don't know her religious background... I don't know if she'll try to overturn Rowe v Wade... She may have some Liberal opinions... Bush should have put a true conservative in the court... We've been betrayed..." These people are narrow-minded and dangerous. They feel that every aspect of this nation has to follow their strict interpretation of Christianity right down to the justice system, legal system and political machinery. The message they are sending is simply this: "Fairness, neutrality, and open-mindedness are outdated concepts in America, and if it ain't Christian and White, forget what you've heard because it surely ain't right."

29 September 2005

My First Blog...

Hello Everyone-
Thank you for reading my first ever posting on my blog.

I had hoped that my first posting would be a humorous dissection of someone in The Bush Administration, or maybe Tom DeLay or Bill Frist - but ignorance screams louder that incompetence and corruption, so I have to aim my anger in another direction.


Bill Bennett is a dangerous, ignorant, conservative, racist.

On Wednesday, September 28th - Bennett made the following comment on his Salem Radio Network show "Morning in America":

BENNETT: "Well, I don't think it is either, I don't think it is either, because first of all, there is just too much that you don't know. But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could -- if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down. That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down. So these far-out, these far-reaching, extensive extrapolations are, I think, tricky."

Now, I am a realist. I know that racism exists. I know that there are white people that hate Black people, and vice-versa. And, I know that these people sometimes hate each other for no other reason than the color of their skin.

But when someone airs their hatred, and their ignorance, and their stupidity, and their obtuse, narrow-minded opinions on a nationally broadcasted program, and the mainstream media and the God fearing - Christian Conservatives and leftmost Liberals all seem to turn the other cheek. I know we have a problem in America.

While Bennett quickly and deftly tried to spin a disclaimer after his comment, his bottom line was 'Blacks cause crime in America... take Blacks out of the equation, and crime goes away..." This type of mindset is nothing more than blatant, dangerous, hate-filled old-fashioned racism at it's finest.

In my opinion, Bill Bennett should be taken off the air, fined, fired and smacked across the face by each and every one of the un-aborted, successful, intelligent, law-abiding Black children of the last 40 years.

Bill, welcome to the top! You are now at the top of the "20 Most Dangerous People to the American Blacks" list. The Thinking Black Man will be watching you!