Sunday, January 31, 2010

President Obama Walks Into The Lion's Den

Two days after his State of the Union address, which in part was to tell everybody "chill the fuck out. I got this!" President Obama went to the annual Republican House of Representatives retreat to square off with them 141 on 1.

That's right! He went into a room full of republicans by himself and let them take their best shots at him. Answered all their questions on health care, jobs, and terrorism among other things and put 'em all in check.

You think George Bush woulda had the balls to do that?

Lock himself in a room full of Democrats (with live TV cameras nonetheless!!! Oh yes President Obama INSISTED that they do this live on TV!!!!), and let them fire away and quiz him? Not even if Jesus had instructed him to would he have had done it.

For almost 90 minutes, President Obama, visibly (and understandably) a lil testy went back and forth with the Republicans adding at one point, "We've got to be careful about what we say about each other sometimes, because it boxes us in in ways that makes it difficult for us to work together because our constituents start believing us," Obama said. "So just a tone of civility instead of slash-and-burn would be helpful."

I'm telling yall. This man is doing politics in a whole new way these people aint never even thought of it. When you come and change the game like this you will meet resistance. They just are not ready.

Our President is fly yall.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Who The F#ck Does Wyclef Think He Is?!?!

In the wake of the tragic earthquake in Haiti, Wyclef Jean didnt wait for anyone else. He didnt sit on his thumbs and 'hope' for things to get better. He got the fuck up immediately and went down there to help. Everyone knows 'clef is Haitian and has championed many causes relating to Haiti waaaaay before the 'quake hit.

So in lieu of donating to Red Cross, I, like many others felt as if our precious dollars would do better with a more grassroots organization. Personally I felt like the big boys Red Cross and FEMA fumbled the ball with Katrina so I wasnt all that enthused about donating to them this time. Wyclef hits up his twitter fam and encourages folks to donate to his Yele organization and whattya know? Within hours he's raised HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of dollars. Well the sheer gall of this damn rapper to mobilze people and garner this kinda financial support on his own without some big corporation to help! Who the fuck does he think he is?!?!?!?

So now here comes The Smoking Gun with their "report" on some questionable goings ons with 'clef's Yele's Organization. Okay that's cool. I aint believing that hype but can they investigate FEMA and Red Cross with the contributions made in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and then get back to us?

Here's Wyclef's response :

Monday, January 04, 2010

The "Arrogant, Pompous and Cocky" List

1. "I'm supposed to be arrogant, pompous and cocky/ You oughta thank God you finally got me/ you ungrateful fucks!" - B-Roc

2. Clearly I've tossed 'modesty' aside for the moment

3. Sometimes I do believe you need to indulge in some ol Nikki Giovanni "Ego Tripping" shit

4. I said it before and it bears repeating : I'm the most modest person ever......but in my head? Oh in my head I'm conceited as shit!

5. You like how I balance modesty and conceit so easily, eh?

6. Tis all a defense mechanism really

7. You can give someone your best advice but at the end of the day....they must walk their own path

8. All you can really do after that is support them as best you can

9. Honestly I'm pretty damn sick about it all but I have to put on my big boy underwear and forge ahead

10. "I cant let you know it/ Pride wont let me show it/ Pretend to be heroic/ That's just one to grow with/ but deep inside a nigga so sick....." - Jay-Z "Song Cry"

11. And this whole "Jay-Z sold his soul to the devil and is satan/the anti-Christ" thing?.......Eh....Not so much

12. I'm all for a good conspiracy theory but I think it all likkle bit much

13. #kanyeshrug

14. Shouts out to Tiff aka @HoneyBiscuits for finally getting down with the twitter get down. And Shaneen and Tam for (possibly) getting back in the swing of things ;)

15. Anyone else glad that the (Bad News) Bears' season has finally been put to rest?

16. Talk about a freggin let down......but with that said....I think with some gelling and a couple key changes (ie. Ron Turner being shown the permanent way out of Chicago, and Lovie falling back on calling the defensive plays) we might could have something next year

17. Before I put my modesty hat back on let me just add..........

18. "No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness" - Aristotle

19. I may have forgotten to mention this but : I determined some time ago that I am actually a genius

20. MENSA cant tell me shit

21. Hey if I dont believe in my own greatness who the hell will?

22. Okay I think I'm done with my ego schtick now

23. See Les? Your lists are very do-able here. Now get started!

24. The news is literally becoming unbearable to watch. I have to watch in 10 day increments

25. Between mugs trying to blow planes up by setting their drawers on fire, innocent old men being shot in the face, and another student from Fenger being gunned down......

26. *le sigh*

27. "How you gonna have me jealous of myself??? That's some REAL pimpin! Talk about playing with my emotions..." - @AngieWrites

28. #sixwordstories : Ang you really are a Godsend ;)

29. Sorry to put you on blast-ation but the world needs to know about you lol

30. Congratulations on your engagement Kia

31. ......and another one for Black Love!

32. Chellz said I write about Love an awful lot

33. All I could do was chuckle b/c she's right and I have no excuse

34. I really dont want an excuse either.

35. #sixwordideas : "Find Heaven in yourself and God" - Common

36. Speaking of finding God....if you haven't checked out the book "The Shack" it's a must read

37. On the advice of a good friend I'm reading it now and it's eye-opening to say the least

38. Are yall watching the show "Jacksons : Family Dynasty" on A&E?

39. Jermaine! Jermaine! Jermaine! I wanna see him and Tito box so bad so that Tito can whoop his ass good!

40. How do they all fit in the room with him and his ego?

41. And the hair? It's like he uses a combo of crisco, motor oil, vaseline, fatback & blue magic!

42. "If someone puts up a wall it's NOT your job to break through it. Thieves break in. Guests are INVITED in." - K. Mcllwaine

43. "People are unrealistic, illogical and self-centered. Love them anyway" - Mother Theresa

44. They say true strength is keeping it together when everyone would understand if you fell apart

45. #fuckshit

46. We were THIS close to not having to take Rush Limbaugh into 2010 with us. Oh well......

Happy New Year btw. Here's to a prosperous 2010 and beyond

48. At 11:55pm I put Stevie's "As' on repeat so it was the last song of '09 I heard and the first song of 2010. Then I put on Michael's "Rock With You" and Floetry's "SupaStar" and danced in my drawers in my bedroom

49. Kinda corny, huh? I swear I loved every minute of it

50. "True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked." - Erich Segal