I was catching up with clips from SNL last night and among the tidbits I caught was this clip of New York humor. It’s rather ironic that it was used in a bit delivered by a Black comedian leveraging humor off the most racist and corrupt President we’ve had since the 1800’s.
After viewing the SNL piece, I’m left to wonder if he really has a cousin named Tasha.
I’m also left to wonder if he realizes that the sorry state of masculinity and fatherhoodlessness in the Black community is a direct byproduct of the war on drugs and the destruction of what were once very stable Black neighborhoods in my early youth, and that by perpetuating an image of intentional familial recklessness on the part of both male and female Black couples he’s earning a racist paycheck whether he knows it or not. That’s just how one White guy who happened to graduate from Jackson State University sees it anyway.
I’ve always said that if you’re going to present racist stereotype humor, it’s best delivered by a member of the minority being caricatured. Kim Wade, Mississippi’s favorite Black Christian Nationalist, exists mainly for the purpose of having a local Black guy bash on other Black people. It’s the way you get past the most blatant and obvious of the racism at the juicy center that even a semi-respectable right wing broadcaster couldn’t get away with back when I worked with him on-air.
These days the Christian Nationalists aren’t as beholden to the Black dog whistlers because they’ve abandoned dog whistling in lieu of Proud Boy marches and bullhorns. I don’t think the comedian delivering these lines is in any way comparable to someone as hideously macabre as Kim Wade, but at the end of the day, I’ve got to call these things out when I see them based on my special sensitivity and expertise in the matter.
Contrary opinions will be scrutinized and mocked accordingly.
I figured I would take a short break from my hectic schedule of trying to rebuild my life from scratch to do a little political blogging. We’re on the cusp of a Presidential election cycle and there’s a ton of stuff going on that needs sorting out. So let’s get to sorting.
I believe him. What he says makes perfect sense in context with what went down and the fact that the ‘mainstream’ media is piling on Hersh just adds more credibility to what he’s saying. I can’t remember the last time mainstream media got anything right on issues of the Middle East since at least the New York Times Judith Miller reach-around. It’s not like he’s saying anything that doesn’t fit exactly within the pattern of a longstanding pattern of Osama Bin Laden protectionism. You can just see the Saudi’s tossing bundles of money at Pakistan to keep him under wraps and protected. The only part I’m curious about at all is whether or not we knew he was there all along and Obama finally agreed to payoff whoever needed to be paid off to let us fly in there and take him out.
Invasion of Texas
The sooner the better IMHO. That said, isn’t it now patently obvious that the state which gave us George Bush is about as dedicated to supporting the military of this country as Jeb Bush is to being an honest politician? The speed at which these numbskulls can go from flag waving patriots to secessionist blowhards is mind numbing. Expect an “army” of mobility-assisted Medicare seniors to attempt to recreate a scene from Red Dawn in a couple of months when the US military goes to Texas for training. You’ll want to stock up on gold and seed stock. Argh. Go Wolverines!
He’s been saying the same thing for years. Doesn’t change his position from week to week or news cycle to news cycle. The people’s candidate. Don’t let anyone tell you he can’t be elected. We elected an unknown Black guy president and then re-elected him. Bernie Sanders is a shoo-in. I wonder if Hillary would be interested in the vice-presidency? Go Bernie!
Black people are pissed. If you were Black you’d be pissed too. How about reigning in the out of control police state and prison industrial complex and give our minority citizens a break? And don’t tell me how slavery ended hundreds of years ago or that Black folks aren’t being continuously harassed and discriminated daily. Now they’re being accused of turning the country atheist. If it’s true I’m glad for their support but O’Reilly is just trying to tar and feather the Black folks with everything he envisions as evil. The country would be a helluva lot better off if Black folks actually were turning to secularism instead of wasting their time and money supporting fake ass preachers looking to buy fifty million dollar Lear Jets.
Iraq. Does he or doesn’t he? Only his pollster knows for sure. What kind of mental midget with the last name of Bush is going to think he has a snowball’s chance in Hell of winning the presidency? Only one whose last name is Bush. FFS. There must be a fund raising bonanza or a tax break involved for him to put himself through this much humiliation.
Blu would prefer you just shell out five dollars every time one of their electronic cigarette tanks runs out of e-juice. Here’s a relatively simple and inexpensive way to refill (and re-seal)) the new Blu tank system yourself with any flavor e-juice you desire. The heating coil in the tank (atomizer) is not replaceable so there is a limit to how many times you’ll be able to reuse it before it fails, but I’ve refilled mine a couple times already with no problems.
In the following clip, Spencer Tracy plays the judge in the war crimes trials against the Germans at Nuremberg. If you watch the whole movie you’ll see the Germans and their lawyers make the very same arguments for their war crimes as the Bush administration (and Fox News talking head…whocouldanode?) do for theirs. It’s ironic reverse deja vu that will have a profound effect on you if you imagine our current set of torture fanatics in place of the German war criminals. Watch Spencer Tracy sum it up nicely in his reading of the verdict in this clip:
Who do you think should play Spencer Tracy’s role when the future film rights to the Bush-Cheney war crimes trial are granted?
My first glance out the window yesterday morning was a little hazy, but as I cracked the door to let Bandit outside to do his morning business, I noticed a tree trimming crew stalking the neighborhood. Eager to get a chance to flex my photojournalistic videography skills, I donned a jacket, grabbed my video gear and bounced out of the house just a couple steps behind my hairy four legged beast. The tree trimming crew only rolls through the neighborhood once every three years in order to keep the local forest from disabling the power lines, yet Providence saw fit for me to be in the right place at the right time yesterday morning! Just another example of the special blessings which continue to fall into my path even as the pains of life nips at my heels. Photo montage and video after the jump.