Hey America, You Can Have My Guns When You Pry Them from My Cold Dead Hands

Was anyone really surprised by what came out of the National Rifle Association's news conference yesterday? After a week of silence about the deaths at Sandy Hook Elementary, Wayne La Pierre, the NRA's head honcho stepped to the mic and basically told America to go fuck itself.

His right to own guns trumps any right we the people have to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, period.

His right to own weapons of mass murder trumps any desire that we the people may have for living in a world with no guns.

As La Pierre said, “guns don't kill people. People kill people.”

In Wayne's world it's the violent video games and violent action movies coming out of Hollywood that are responsible for the proliferation of violence in America. Cowboy movies made us kill off all the Indians, apparently.

His solution is to put armed men trained by the NRA in every single school in America and he demanded that Congress pay for them. “you know how to stop a bad guy with a gun, a good guy with a gun, shooting back at him.” That was Wacko Wayne's big solution to ending American gun violence.

Not fewer guns or better background checks or waiting periods or better mental health care for Americans, or studies as to why it seems white guys want to kill everyone in sight before they off themselves or die by cop. No Wayne wants to add more possibilities of violence to the mix.

What next shooting 101 for K-4, to be taught immediately after recess?

The truth is that our society is populated by an unknown number of genuine monsters — people so deranged, so evil, so possessed by voices and driven by demons that no sane person can possibly ever comprehend them. They walk among us every day....”

Sounds like good ole insane Wayne was describing himself in that last quote, doesn't it. The monsters among us have already been profiled and it's funny how they all look like Wayne, talk like Wayne and walk like Wayne.

Maybe we should let law enforcement work the profile, backed up by the improved mental health offered by Affordable Health Care, along with a reinstatement of the ban on assault weapons, better background checks and waiting periods, for starters.

Then let's work on limiting bullets and mass-kill magazines. 


Gun Violence in America,Where the Shit Hits the Fan..

If not now, When?

20 innocent white children died yesterday because another privileged white boy took his parent's weapons and acted out, horrifying America. Babies died. Teachers died. It was an almost unheard of attack on a school, except that it had happened before, at Columbine and Virginia Tech. Two days earlier another one walked into a mall in another non-urban area and killed two before killing himself. Other crazy white boys have turned churches into shooting ranges to demonstrate their hate of people who are different.

What makes this so horrifying was the age of the latest victims, 5-10 years old. Even President Obama teared up while delivering the country's condolences via nationwide news coverage.

Yet, Obama's press secretary shut down the press who dared to ask for a response, by saying “today is not the day.”

I am truly sorry so many little white kids died, yesterday. I really am. But the day to hold this conversation on gun violence in America was this past summer when gun death stalked the streets of Chicago. The day to hold this conversation was when the crazy white supremacist walked into a Sikh Temple and killed innocent people of color.

The time to hold this conversation was when Amadou DiAllou was killed at his front door, or when Sean Bell died in his car the night before he was to get married, or when Trayvon Martin was killed while walking home, or the young man was executed in the back seat of his friend's car, down in Florida, a few weeks ago.

The time to hold this conversation is the next time a bullet rips through a wall and kills a kid thought to be safe inside her own bedroom

The time to hold this conversation is whenever the Mothers of murdered children hold a march and vigil in the neighborhoods of the inner city, commemorating the lives of their dead children, just as innocent and cut down in life way to soon.

These victims, people of color, usually, are equally as innocent as the ones who died at Sandy Hook, or Columbine or Virginia Tech, but they are totally forgotten. The daily body count is not even mentioned in the same breath with what happened in these communities “where things such as this just never happen.”

Mass murders seem to be increasing in upscale communities, and I guess I should welcome the coming storm of media coverage that follows rich white people and their children when they die. However,  daily killings go on in urban centers unabated, and unreported, and all we get is silence from Washington.

Another crazy white boy takes out a Congresswoman and nine others, and all you hear from Congress is silence when one of their own is cut down.

Nothing. Nada.

Neither side of the congressional aisle had anything to say when Gabbie Giffords was shot, or yesterday, proving that Democrats are as bought and paid for by the National Rifle Association as Republicans. Everybody who calls himself a politician suckles at the NRA money tit, regardless of the outcry coming from the people they are supposed to represent.

The second amendment was not meant to be stretched this far or used for the purpose of allowing crazies to arm themselves with big guns in order to kill the rest of us. I've got no problem with hunters or home protection. But the question that has to be answered is, what “game” are you hunting for with an AK-47 or a gun that fires wall piercing bullets?

Which brings me back to the President. Having recently won re election in a landslide, isn't it time to speak up on the things that people care about, namely gun violence, stopping the wars altogether, and rebuilding infrastructure, mental health issues, climate change and the environment?

Not like the prez is going to lose any votes by addressing what we think is in his heart. The blue collar and rich white men who hate him now, are not gonna change their minds if he stays silent on gun control.

They're already pissed off, so let's go all the way and piss them off some more.

We the people gave Obama his Teflon coat of armor. Now is the time to put it on and take down some of the demons that plague us as a country. Time to make some real, meaningful change.

Top of the list, gun violence and mental health.

How about it Mr. President?


Beam Me Up Scotty, No Need to Christmas Shop

Well, here we are, one month after the re election of America's first Black President, and it's time for the world to end, again. It's due to end on December 21, 2012. That's 20 days from today and the reasons for it vary.

If you recently bought a Mayan Calendar, then your calendar ends in 20 days, at about noon, and since time ends when the Mayans Calendar ends, so does the earth according to doomsayers. We can't really ask any Mayans for verification of their arithmetic, because all the Mayans, themselves, have died or were killed off a long time ago by marauding Conquistadors who infected them with white man's disease when they didn't kill them outright. Historians say it's not gonna happen. The EOWAWKI (end of the world as we know it) folks have cyphered wrong, and basically all they are doing with their predictions is driving kids crazy or to suicide.

If you believe in aliens and follow NASA and all space happenings, then look to the sky because some rogue planet named Nibiru is heading toward earth on collision course. Doesn't matter that nobody can see it. Hell, nobody has ever seen it in the sky. NASA says no such planet or moon has ever existed. But it's there, say all the astro-nuts waiting for it.

Many of these astro-nuts are congregating in a small town in French Alps to wait for the Earth to Nibiru head-on collision. Seems there is a portal there to take anyone who wants to survive the collision to another planet or dimension.The portal, or dimensional doorway is in somebody's garage.

It's gotten so bad that the town mayor has issued a “do not come” order to those thinking of coming. He is shutting down the border right about now. So people will have to choose another vantage point or find another garage from which to “beam up.”

Run of the mill Christians are still waiting to be Raptured ala Revelation. You can read about it in the bible written by good King James of England. But don't ask Rev Harold Camping out in California. He's missed his due date twice, and his followers are all pissed off at him since they sold or gave away all their earthly possessions and are still here and have to face the bill collectors. So now he refuses to tell us heathens just when the world will end.

Of course you can always pray for continued good health for Pope Benedict. Once upon a time, long ago, in 1590, Irish Saint Malachy said there would be 112 popes to reign over the Holy See in Rome and then the world would end. Pope Bennie is pope number 111. The last pope would be Peter the Roman who will nourish the sheeple through many trials and tribulation and when he dies, the city of seven hills will be destroyed and the judge of judges will exact punishment on his people. The End.

Many people think this last prediction was actually Nostradamus playing tricks on the Catholic Church...that St Malachy was in fact Nostradamus in drag. Who knows.

Maybe those of us who live in cities built on seven hills, like Cincinnati, Ohio, should move to other locations just to be safe.

Personally, I'm not doing any Christmas shopping until December 22nd. No sense in wasting the money, if nobody is gonna be here to rock around the Christmas tree on Christmas.

The End of the World cancels Kwanzaa, too. But considering that most of this end times crap is a response to America's first Black President, maybe killing Kwanzaa was the real goal in the first place.

HA! We done figured it out now. Ya'll don't want the world to end....ya'll just want to kill Kwanzaa...

Another conspiracy theory laid bare.


War on Men...Are You Serious!

It’s all so unfortunate – for women, not men. Feminism serves men very well: they can have sex at hello and even live with their girlfriends with no responsibilities whatsoever.
It’s the women who lose. Not only are they saddled with the consequences of sex, by dismissing male nature they’re forever seeking a balanced life. The fact is, women need men’s linear career goals – they need men to pick up the slack at the office – in order to live the balanced life they seek. So if men today are slackers, and if they’re retreating from marriage en masse, women should look in the mirror and ask themselves what role they’ve played to bring about this transformation.”- Suzanne Venker

Another quote taken from an essay written by one of these stockholm syndrome bitches. Blaming the victim for the actions of the oppressor. Last time I looked we still live in a patriarchal society. One built by the very “slackers” who are “retreating” from marriage en mass as a reaction to virulent “feminism.”

Women have always been victimized by the consequences of sex. Well before feminism took shape, men had sex when they wanted it. They married it and demanded it or raped their girlfriends or other women, when they chose. Women were always kicked to the curb when men decided they wanted a new and or younger model. Feminism didn't create that. Men did. Now they're crying because women, tired of being treated no better than a retreaded tire, have taken control of their own lives?

Men are crying about sex and marriage just like old white men are crying about darkies not knowing their place in society these days. The world is changing around them, and they, meaning men, are not “transforming” to deal with modern day relationships and situations. Some males are acting like spoiled children who no longer are being given their way and have decided to hold their breath and turn blue to demonstrate their displeasure.

Or they sit back and watch the girl on girl action while women such as Venker write books, work in the real world, be the bread winner in their households, and take every advantage that feminism grants them, bashing all other women who strive, without calling themselves feminists. It's like wiggers or gay republicans, making a life co opting other minority cultures but running for the safety of whiteness when shit hits the fan. Venker and her stepford wife sisters hide behind their trophy husbands ignoring the fact that almost all traditional marriages are not the stuff of fairytale and legend. They've just found out a way to make it work. But isn't that what feminism teaches all women about life in general?

As women change and gain success in the business world and world in general, they are not willing to settle for mates who are little more than bigger versions of their children, rather than partners in life. Some men, are refusing to step up to the plate and to grow.

What feminism means is that women no longer will settle when there is a better life visible on the horizon. Some would prefer to share that life with men, others are willing to seek it out without them, having sex and raising children on their own terms, primarily because feminism has taught them they can afford it emotionally and financially and they deserve it. Period.

(Originally written for and posted on Intersection of Madness, 11/2012 )


The Ballad of Sad Old Willard Mitt Romney

If you don't run Chris Christie, Romney will be the nominee and we'll lose.”- Ann Coulter

And he did (can't believe I agreed with AC). Badly. It was serious. As my old friend Cindy, from Jacksonville used to say, “Obama stomped a mud hole up Romney's ass so big it made the Mississippi River look like a dried up creek bed!” (say that with a hillbilly lilt)

Now the leader of the Prick Posse is pissed. He is what every Bully is, all talk, no show, no fight, no win.

So sure that he was gonna win that he was barely able to gracefully concede. No surprise, he had already shown that the only Gentleman in his family was his father, may he rest in peace.

And from a distance, where ever the hell he is hiding these days, he takes yet another swipe at the 47%, demonstrating his terminal cluelessness.

Romney claims we the people, were bought and paid for by the President. Obama gave us “gifts” to steal the election from the real savior and great white hope.

As if we the poor and middle class don't recognize shit wrapped in birthday foil paper when we smell it.

He dismissed us, then proceeded to talk down to us, or around us, or through us, as if we don't matter, ever.

In Romney world, the world where he was running for President, there were wives, kids, hired help and the rest of us.

Arrogant, Elitist, Totally Delusional Prick.

The saddest part of this Ballad of Willard, based on what has been said since the election, is that neither he, nor his followers understand what happened.

Pick a house Willard, and go home.


SECEDE? Nigga Please, “Git Yo Shit Outta My House!”

Boy... my inner Bernadette jumped outta my chest when I read this story. Did you know that in the wake of Obama's re election last Tuesday, more than 100,000 people politely petitioned the White House for permission to take their State and secede from the Union.

You can read the entire piece of bullshit right here.

Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these, ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it and institute new government.”

That's from the United States Constitution, which these “makers” cite as their justification for leaving and forming their own country. They don't mention President Obama by name, but rest assured these are the same assholes who have been jumping up and down claiming they are going to take back their country from the “pimps, whores and welfare brats” who voted for the “Kenyan.”

Let me buy you a clue, geniuses....Secession is treason, period. There is nothing polite about it. You either shoot and take it, if you can, or you shut the fuck up, die or go to jail. Remember that thing called the Civil War?

If you actually read anything besides the classic comics version of United States Government rules, regulations and contracts, you would know that there is only one state that could possibly and legally secede. That would be the great State of Texas, and I emphasize the word “possibly.”

As citizens, you are always free to go. Make like a pilgrim. Pretend you're Christopher Columbus and strike out in a boat. Re enact the Middle Passage in reverse. But you can't take the country with you. The land does not belong to you. It belongs to the people of the United States of America.

And, no we don't want you camping out in our backyard, either. When you leave, take your shit, strap it on your back, your wife's back or on top of the car along side the dog and drive north or south til you get to the border.

At the crossing, give back your American passport, if you have one, renounce your citizenship and then hit the accelerator, and drive to where ever the fuck you can find happiness.

A couple things.....driving north will take you to Canada, a primarily white country that has a reasonably good relationship with it's browner, indigenous predecessors. Bear in mind that the country is a bit more socialist than your old home country and just about everybody speaks French.

Or you can drive south into Central America. But then you immediately run into a bunch of short brown people...everywhere. And it gets worse, since history tells us that more slaves were sold to Central and South America, then ended up here in the good ole USA.

You'd know that if you ever cracked a non Texas made history book.

Whatever. No ill will intended... Via con dios....means be safe and kiss every part of my butter scotch American ass.


Attracting Blacks and Latinos to the GOP? When Karl Rove Can Dunk a Basketball Without a Ladder!

It ain't gonna happen with the current state of the Grand Old Party. Blacks and Latinos and other self respecting minorities are going to do what they did, run in terror to the Democrats. And quiet as it's kept, that's no real salvation either.

The truth of the matter is that both of the major political parties in America, Suck. They suck big ones, big time. All the time. But as bad as the Democratic Party is, the GOP is like following a guy named Jim Jones to paradise and then having good ole Jim force you to drink kool aid laced with cyanide.

That's just dumb. No thinking person of color does that unless somebody is also holding a gun to their head.

And nothing pisses me off more than for some clueless white person or stupid negro to tell me that Blacks should be Republicans because the GOP is the Party of Lincoln, and “you know, he did free the slaves.”

Well whoopie fuckin' deal.

Let's buy a vowel, shall we. The Republican Party of Lincoln is NOT the Republican Party of today. Hell, the Republican Party of today is not even the GOP of the 20th Century. The current GOP must have secretly beamed down from some alien planet that is invisibly circling our sun, or passing through our universe, because these so called Republicans have absolutely no human or recognizable conservative attributes, what so ever.

I learned about conservative Republicans from my own family. Most of the elder generation, some of whom were freed slaves, were also Republicans-Lincoln Republicans. However, by the time I became old enough to vote, some six decades ago, only a colored fool, would even talk about being in the GOP. We dark, but we ain't crazy. Aligning with the GOP is like a slave running with the KKK, thinking he's a member instead of entertainment at the picnic, and that was 40 years ago. The GOP has devolved even more and is a shrunken skull of what it once was.

I learned that Black Republicans looked and acted like General Colin Powell, or Senator Ed Brooke, or Activist and writer, Raynard Jackson, Dr. Martin Luther King or my grandfather, James Chenault Senior. Even Condoleeza Rice was a Lincoln type Republican until she started worshiping at the throne of the Tea Party. The formerly respectable conservative Dr. Rice has gone all the way crazy and I find that sad because she really could help her party by being the conservative beacon that she used to be, prior to her stints with Dubya and company.

These people were people of honor, without a bigoted bone in their bodies. They have love for everybody. They just take different paths to problems that need solving. Some people approach from the left, some from the right, but the goal is the same and the problem gets solved for the benefit of all.

Conservative vs Liberal. It's not a war. It's not a competition. It's a different way of looking at the world. Conservative vs Liberal is merely a difference of opinion. Nothing more.

This is not happening today. The people who call themselves conservatives today are not conservatives in the old sense of the word. They are bigots, racists or white supremacists in expensive Brooks Brothers suits, claiming to be Patriots and real Americans, demanding total access to and control of a world not of their making. They stole this bitch from the Indians, and Latinos, and Black people built em a country on it, for goodness sake. Let's get real.

Rush Limbaugh, the defacto chairman of the Republican Party is a clown. The words coming out of his mouth are toxic and meant to divide. Said Rush:
let me remind you of something. Let me take you back to the Republican convention.....
We had Suzanne Martinez, female Hispanic governor, New Mexico. We had Condoleezza Rice, African-American, former secretary of state. ... We had a parade of minoritieswho have become successful Americans. And they all had a common story: up from nothing, hard work, their parents sacrificed for them.....They told those stories with great pride. Those stories evoked tears. It didn’t work (in attracting voters).”
Well, duh! First off, these people are exceptional in their accomplishments, but not unusual or rare within the people of color universe and that is what Rush and his Ditto-heads miss or don't understand.

The problem with the current Republican Party is its stance on life in general. In order to fit in, one would have to be white, preferably male, Christian-Mormon Christian is apparently okay, now, and believe that life begins as soon as the magic sperm swimmer meets with a viable egg inside a woman's body during intercourse or rape or incest.

Many people of color are not Christian. Half of us aren't even male. And the main point is that the present beliefs of the modern day Republican Party are so outside the realm of reality as to be ludicrous. So ludicrous that the aforementioned Conservatives that I talked about could not be members of this GOP. My granddad is turning over in his grave. General Powell voted for the Democrat. Only Dr. Rice has turned to the dark side among this group.

It is important to note that all aforementioned still consider themselves conservatives, just not like this.

To be sure, there are some rays of hope, the David Stockmans of the world, Meghan McCain, heck even her mother, Cindy. John McCain has gone off the deep end. There is no more hope for him. But there are some who see what is going on, and I truly hope they become strong enough to rescue the party away from the bigots, racists, white supremacists and separatists who have taken over.

The way to signal change, is to simply change:

  1. Dump the Republican Party Platform of the past 20 years.
  2. Expel the extremists...Grover Norquist, Karl Rove, The Koch Brothers, etc
  3. Silence the nut fringe.... Rush, Laura, Ann, Dickie,
  4. Invite the real conservatives back to the table
  5. Understand that People of Color are just like you

It's like Meghan McCain twitted out on Wednesday:

I don’t need to do any soul-searching about what the GOP is doing wrong . #evolve,” “Keep calling people like me RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) and see how many elections we keep winning,”

That would be a very good starting place. If that is not acceptable, then the alternative was offered up the Cincinnati Tea Party, based in Lebanon Ohio and calling itself Cincinnati because nobody has ever heard of Lebanon Ohio, or the bigotry toward Blacks that has resided there for my entire lifetime:

"Today the takers clearly outnumber the makers. Government has grown to take over this country instead of a government of the people. Reasons for this loss of our freedom can be found in all national, statewide and local candidate and tax issues," ….... We will be a socialist nation within months. However, a revolution is rising and all those elected officials that are blind to what they have done to this country should be encouraged to become enlightened, should be encouraged to step down and should not be reelected.”

This is like getting your ass-stomped...... you're laying on the ground bloody and beaten to a pulp with somebody's boot on your chest holding a gun to your head and you still sellin' wolf tickets.

Suicide absolute suicide.

Why not evolve and live to fight another day.


Obama Wins, Romney Loses

To quote my mother....I'm as happy as a sissy in CC Camp, this mornin!” Tacky, not politically correct...but sooooo apropos..thank you, Mommy..

Saw a status this morning...

Any day that Rush Limbaugh wakes up pissed...is a very good day for the rest of us!”

Inquiring minds want to know now whether this bloviating piece of shit is leaving America like he promised? Or has it dawned on him that America is the only place where his style of crap still floats? Buy a clue Rushie..go sit down somewhere and be quiet.

It's so bad for white rich guys this morning that punk ass Donald Trump is calling for revolution to “take back his country.”

Wha cha gonna do now Donald....put “General” in front of your name, borrow Mitt's dancing horse and wave a saber, yelling “CHARGE” as you gallop down 6th Ave? Of course you will have to take that chia pet off your head in order to wear a general's hat. You will also have to understand that old white guys may start wars, but they never fight them, so there won't be anybody behind you, following you down your personal and chosen path of destruction.

On morning news the white guys sent out to spin the election are barely contrite. You can actually see the steam coming from their ears as they attempted to be humble. They had that “deer caught in headlights stare...did you see the truck that just backed over us” kind of look,  while attempting to project warmth and humanness into the camera.

I wrote four years ago, that all you had to do was to let these fools talk and they would eventually hang themselves. They did just that, last night. The past four years has been a massive circle jerk with the election climaxing in a circular lynching party. I'm just sorry that it took so long for it to kick in, but it happened, finally. The length of time it took, made the rest of us stronger, in the end.

Romney and the teabags ran a campaign of “do as I say...do as I need...and maybe after that happens...we will take care of you..meantime...the sky is purple and you're happy!...repeat that over and over again until you believe it.”

The days of believing what the former masters of the universe say....taking it at face value, are over. It is a brand new day, period.

The only people who didn't vote for Barack Obama were old white men, old white married women afraid of their racist old husbands and the avowed stiff necked bigots, who still think white people make up the majority in this world.

Message to bigots: white people never have been the majority in the world, neva, eva, eva.. Rewriting all the history books doesn't make your view the true one.

The masses have finally awakened. Women have finally awakened, and honestly it feels pretty good waking up today.

Hearing a white guy admit on TV that the GOP fucked up by ignoring the rest of us....priceless.

Thank you for voting responsibly. Now let's get this brown revolution moving.

Mr. President....Congratulations....but we do need to talk.


Are We There Yet? Romney-Obama Election 2012

Well, it's another election night eve for me, and lord knows I've been through a lot of them. 41 consecutive years of casting votes for somebody since I turned 21, back in 1971.

The year after I turned 21, I worked on the campaign that successfully gave 18 year olds the vote, when I was already legal, as we used to say. Seems it's my life karma to be early or late, never in perfect step. In other words I have always had to bring my own music and make up my own dance as I went along, while time and circumstance did it's own thing. But that's another story. I digress.

Thinking about what we are about to do again, which is to give the reins of government back to Barack Hussein Obama for another four years, makes me happy, sad and nostalgic all at the same time. On this night, this election eve, the climax of a never ending campaign that started on inauguration day 2009, I'm feeling like what Fannie Lou Hamer said, “I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.” This time around, it was too much. Too much information. Too much lying. Too much pontificating and equivocating. My head hurts.

I've been watching elections since before they were televised in color. I've been voting since before somebody dreamed up HDTV.

General Eisenhower is the first president in my memory. I was born during Truman, but not until just before his election. John Kennedy was the first president I loved. It wounded me deeply when he died. Never met Lynchin Bains Johnson. That's what we called him. He signed the Civil Rights Bills into Law, but that didn't endear him to me. Not then.

Rumor had it that he was nuts. We had a crazy man in the White House, who may have had our beloved JFK killed. However, nobody really knows or will ever know who hired the gunmen on the grassy knoll down in Dallas that day.

Nixon was the first president with whom I shook hands, both he and his wife. Didn't vote for him. Wasn't quite old enough to vote against him. Do know I didn't like his bigotry. Smacked of the same ole shit being dished out by the likes of George Wallace and Bull Connor, except this man occupied the White House.

I was still naive enough back in the day to believe that if a man could rise to the level of President, he certainly couldn't also be a bigot or a racist, not really. Silly me.

Gerald Ford, the man who took over for Tricky Dick Nixon was a decent man. I was a working reporter by the time he came into office and I was humbled by the fact that he knew me on sight and called me “jo.” President Carter was another decent man who has been totally disrespected and wrongfully forgotten.

I interviewed Ronald Reagan four times, starting in 1976 at the Republican convention and could never get past the fact that I was talking to an actor, somebody who was playing a part in a B movie. The conversations were great, but I never bought the good guy act. His voodoo economics initiated the downfall of the American Middle Class and the decline of Unions as well as worker's rights.

Daddy Bush, Bill Clinton and Junior Bush were merely days at work...more fun with Clinton, less so with George the elder and George the younger. The younger Bush especially was like hitching a ride across the ocean on a boat named Titanic with no Leonardo DiCaprio to save my ass.

And then comes Barack Obama.

I was not a supporter in the beginning. I didn't believe a Black man could be elected in America. I dreamed of the possibility, but expected to be dead by the time it actually happened. I believed the racists were too strong to let it happen. I still believe they will turn out tomorrow in an attempt to keep him from a second term.

And I still fear for his life. Because in this country, it's a truth that what white men can't control, they kill. They kill when their status quo is threatened, and Barack Obama is the walking, talking example of threat to the complacency of the masters of the universe.

Obama is one of the few people who can move me to tears. I cried when he won in 2008. I cried at his Inauguration. I cried when I heard him speak last night.

But Last night at the UC arena, I also heard within his speech echoes of the last speech of Dr. Martin Luther King, and it bothered me.

I have been to the mountaintop....”

Those uncomfortable echoes are resting heavily on me tonight, as I write this now.

In the meantime....I will happily vote tomorrow to move this country forward, and wait for what I hope will be a joyous night. History to be made, and a happy ending to be written. A celebration of the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama.

To be continued......................................


Cincinnati Enquirer Wants Mitt Romney to Take Back Their Country

Obama took office in January 2009 as the nation’s economy was imploding. That year alone, 4.7 million U.S. jobs were lost and the unemployment rate ballooned past 10 percent. The president can’t be blamed for that. In fact, he and his administration took bold action to prevent further disaster.-Enquirer Editorial Board

First they compliment the President, then they slap him down by handing their endorsement to Mittens. You can read the whole thing here.

The Enquirer's main problem with Obama, it seems is that he didn't solve ALL PROBLEMS IN HIS FIRST FOUR YEARS. That's it. Didn't work fast enough, apparently implying he was too busy shuckin and jivin to get the job done. If you've paid attention to GOP talking points for the past couple of years, then there is no need to read the editorial.

The editorial goes on to say that the country is in danger of sliding back into a recession and therefore needs Mitt Romney to steer it the rest of the way, back to prosperity. In other words, Mitt will take back the country and all will once again be “white” with the world.

I stopped reading the Enquirer a long time ago primarily because the people who run this sorry excuse of a newspaper write as if they never look out of their windows and see the architecturally beautiful city surrounding them. Cincinnati is in the midst of a construction boom...houses and businesses are jumping. There is a Casino going up. The Banks have taken off. There are Black and Latino restaurants opening up downtown. Amazing. But this stuff would never happen if someone other than Barack Obama was in the White House. It would not have happened with a president Romney based on his proposed policies and spending cuts.

And yet, this GOP controlled paper says Mitt is the answer? Please! And please, let's not discuss the re enslavement of women as proposed by the Republican party. This from a paper where two out three on the editorial board were female at birth.

And no mention of how Mittens would handle the wars, or take care of our returning Vets. Guess The Enquirer doesn't give a damn about them either.

The vacuum that these folks write and exist in is overwhelmingly white, suburban and republican, minorities need not apply, ever. If you read the Cincinnati Enquirer on any given day, you would have no clue that anyone other than conservative catholic white people live here, ever.

Been that way all six decades of my entire life and I keep wondering why I still get mad about it.

The definition of crazy is doing the same thing over and over and over, expecting different results.

Time I followed my own advice.

Vote responsibly between now and November 6th.


Co-signing Crazy-Women in Mitt Romney's New America

12 days before election day and a poll says “white married women” support Mitt Romney over Barack Obama by 20 percentage points.


Are there enough of them to turn the election in favor of Mitt Romney allowing him to “take back his country?”

Because from my standpoint, that just doesn't make sense. Even if there are enough to turn the election away from Barack Obama, who in their right mind wants to live in Mitt Romney New America, where women are not people, Hispanics have been sent back to Mexico whether they are Mexican or not, and Blacks have been put back in their place, quiet and humble, longing for those happy days on the plantation, where shuckin and jivin and singing “Cum by ya” took up the bulk of the day.

People” are free in America. Our Constitution says so. We control our bodies. We make our own decisions. We choose where and when to work and make money to finance our very existence. We decide when to get married, when to divorce and when to have children. We, men and women, anyone born on American soil or naturalized on American soil are people.

Unless you're a woman....Then all of those decisions are to be made by the men of Mitt Romney's New America, who have decided that they can just cut to the chase, skip the messy and bloody “born” part of the scenario and go straight to conception, the “wham, bam, don't even have to say thank you ma'am,” part of when egg meets sperm.

They, meaning the masters of this universe, have given a bunch of cells inside a woman's body all the rights and benefits of the Constitution of the United States of America. They want to bless it with legitimacy courtesy of the 14th Amendment. Free them just like the Emancipation Proclamation says to do with slaves. Full and complete person-hood as soon as it becomes a possibility...not even a functioning possibility....not even a visible or viable possibility.

Before a woman can even feel that she has sparked life of her own volition, or been forced into it by some horny male, relative or stranger, or friend, doesn't matter, all it takes is somebody born with a dick, who is not shooting blanks, and suddenly that woman ceases to become people. They have written it into their party platform...so let it be written...so let it be done. Ahhhhhh Moses!” 

  Even a rapist retains rights over the woman's body, by legally controlling the fruit of the crime, namely the baby created. True in 31 states in America and now the GOP party platform of Mitt Romney.   Forever beholden to a man, for her life.  Comply or go to jail with no get out of jail card provided...Gotta do something with all those private prisons now that Blacks are being set free to repopulate the inner city ghettos.

And reportedly, 20% of white married women have co-signed off on this shit.


What about the rest of us...the nonwhite..non married..not buying the bullcrap others who also, at least for right now anyway,  have the right to vote? Just askin...

Even their holy book, their bible, the one they keep pretending to quote from, says life begins with first breath, not conception. Says it a couple of times. But then who really reads the bible, anyway.

And in a Mitt Romney New America, which bible will be the religious book of record? The Book of Mormon or the Books of King James or The Catholic Church's version of Christianity complete with all of it's anti female trappings.

Does it really matter? No, all that really matters in Mitt Romney New America, is that men control the universe in which women reside, quietly, providing sex, companionship, free housecleaning and babysitting when the masters need such things.

I'll bet all those white married women will even be happy to step aside when the master of the universe decides he wants a newer, blonder, replacement. And they will understand when he doesn't have the money to support his older progeny he sparked with her. She has a pared down government safety net, hanging by a thread to help her through the tough times, until she finds another master to take over her care, watering and feeding.

And with all those women needing a roof over their heads, can Polygamy be far behind in a Mitt Romney New America?


Well, one thing that is for certain in a Mitt Romney New America, all this happy horseshit about smaller government, less government meddling in personal lives and separation of church and state will no longer be an issue.  Ayn Rand will be so happy, dancing in her grave.

Solved...”Have a question or comment about your woman, dog or fixed bayonet?...take it up with the Bureau of Women, Fertility, Four legged Companions and NRA Weaponry located on the first floor of the Capital Building just off the Rotunda....speak to the first female or gay guy you see dressed in a blazer-bow tie, pinafore and/ or chastity belt..... and you have a good day!”

The money for this message donated by Crossroads GPS, American Prosperity and sanctioned by the Committee to elect Mitt Romney permanent president of the new USA.


I'm Not Voting for Steve Chabot or Jeff Sinnard. But I am Going Green and Voting Rich Stevenson

While I know that most of the people who live in the First Congressional District of Ohio recognize the name of their current representative, I would venture to guess, that like me, they don't know who the hell Jeff Sinnard is or what he represents.

Chabot is the perennial representative, off and on, since 1994, who managed to sneak back into office in 2010, when folks simply decided not to vote thereby allowing for the teabag takeover that has wrecked Congress for the past couple of years. Chabot was a part of that.

His signs are up (same signs) and his television ads have started running again and other than the fact that he has changed the color of his shirt, nothing has changed. Same words, same GOP trickle down bullshit talking points. Same mom and apple pie, fake patriotic stance that motivates his base. Same comb-over. Same no show in the neighborhood.

The only time that you hear Chabot's name is at election time. Sponsoring legislation to help his district is apparently not a part of his job description. Although he has co-signed onto every single one of the 55 anti choice and anti women's health laws that have run through the 112th. He has voted against all Veteran's Bills and all Jobs Bills. He sits firmly along side John Boehner and the other do nothings on Capital Hill.

One would think that this kind of record would motivate Democrats to find a viable candidate to oppose this walking waste of oxygen. So what do Dems do? They run a Jeff Sinnard, probably a party faithful, looking to go big time, with no skills and no track record. There are no yard signs or Sinnard bumper stickers in my hood. There have been no community meetings on this side of town. Nobody in the Obama office is blowing up my phone asking for votes for Jeff Sinnard.

They apparently expect those of us who are also Democrats to support this guy sight unseen. In Hamilton County, running a Jeff Sinnard against Steve Chabot is like throwing raw meat to a lion at the Cincinnati Zoo at feeding time. The Democrats have obviously ceded this election to Chabot. They gave up rather than represent their constituency.

So you know what....I'm not voting democrat in the first congressional district this year. I'm voting for Rich Stevenson of the Green Party. His platform more closely resembles what I would like to see worked on by Congress. 

I realize that a third party vote is more than likely a vote for Chabot, but frankly I'm tired of Democrats assuming what my vote is going to be. They haven't been there for me, for a very, very long time. So, I'm done being there for them, because they assume that Black folks like me will vote the party line regardless. 

I also like Jill Stein for president, but make no mistake about it, I am voting for Barack Obama for President because I think he deserves to attempt to finish what he has started and because Mitt Romney is a major, major mistake for the country.

However in 2016, Democrats better come correct, because I'm done with Democrats, with Republicans and anybody else who does not have my best interests at heart. 2012 is where I draw the line.

After Obama, I'm no longer a Democrat by default.

So my votes are as follows: Obama/Biden, Rich Stevenson in the First District, No on Issue 1, Yes on Issue 2.

Vote responsibly between now and November 6th


The CEO from Hell and The Bitch Slap Heard Round the World-The Romney, Obama Debate, Number 2..

Mitt Romney, the boss from hell, showed up again last night, but this time when he tried to lie, push and slam his way through the question he got knocked on his ass by The President.

And the suggestion that anybody in my team, whether the Secretary of State, our U.N. Ambassador, anybody on my team would play politics or mislead when we’ve lost four of our own, governor, is offensive. That’s not what we do. That’s not what I do as president, that’s not what I do as Commander in Chief”-Barack Obama to Mitt Romney

If looks could kill, Mitt Romney would have been vaporized by the look in Barack Obama's eyes, at that moment. Candy Crowley would have had to call for the broom in order to sweep up the smoking pile of shit on the carpet where Willard once stood. End of election. End of discussion. It was over at that point.

All Mitt could do was stutter and badly after that exchange. Make no mistake about it, if you didn't know who is the Commander in Chief of the United States of America, you do now.

Romney blinked. He showed that he is not used to being challenged. What he is,  is an excellent salesmen with no people skills in evidence. After more than a decade of running for president this man still has not figured out how to relate to people. It was obvious that he does not consider Barack Obama, nor anyone else for that matter, to be his equal in life and that is his Achilles heel.  In Mitt-world, nobody is equal except  his boys, his sons and the men of his church.

There is a difference between serving the people and ruling the people. Real presidents understand that. CEO's never do. They lord it over their employees and delegate others to do the grunt work. It's not easy governing from the oval office. Sitting in the oval office requires the man to govern for all of the people, not just the 53% with same size bank accounts.

Prior to the debate, all the pundits wondered which Mitt would show up. The guy who walked onto that stage was the bully who led the attack on the gay kid in high school by cutting his hair. We saw the guy who ran away from the Vietnam War to Paris, while taking part in “support the war” demonstrations full of other young cowardly rich boys who used Daddy's means and power to dodge the draft. We saw the guy who has a fantasy island view about foreign policy.

We heard from the guy who delegated the chore of wooing women in this campaign to his wife, someone as haughty in a Marie Antoinette kind of way, as himself. The “binders full of women” comment felt like another blatant lie given his reticence to talk directly to women.

In another caught on tape moment from earlier in the day, we now know that the Mittens has canceled his appearance on The View, tomorrow because he fears talking to the ladies, especially Whoopi Goldberg. During the debate he barely acknowledged the needs of women for equal pay, equal health care and family planning care.  

The looks on his face showed he wasn't too thrilled with the very female Candy Crowley doing instant fact checks either. He bull rushed her too, just like he did The President, but she refused to back up, doing her job of wrangling the two men as she was supposed to do.

For the third straight debate, Blacks, lesbians and gays were not in evidence, not even in the audience.

However, despite what the right wing nutcase pundits will say in coming days, the election is over. There is still one more debate to sit through. But essentially, this election is over.

Mitt will have to wait another four years to “take back his compa-er-country.”

Vote responsibly between now and November 6th.


The VP and Mista- Joe Biden and Paul Ryan Aftermath

The Vice Presidential debate is over and if nothing else, it was extremely entertaining, if you like watching adults beat up on snarky, petulant children. The VP in the debate was of course Joe Biden, However, I don't really know what to call Paul Ryan. He didn't want to be called “congressman,” which he is and has been for the past 14 years. He wanted to be addressed as “Mr” instead, which is his right, I would guess.

So what, is this, his way of distancing himself from the most do nothing Congress in the history of America? He can use any title that he wants, but it doesn't erase the fact that he is one of the most extreme members of the worthless, teabagger 112th

The night was heavy on foreign policy, which was good, considering the moderator was the very accomplished Martha Raddatz, ABC's foreign policy expert reporter. Even Joe Biden said that Martha had been to Iraq and Afghanistan more than either of the contenders sitting at the table with her and she showed off her stuff, too amidst the bombast that was flying around the room.

One also got the sense that women live in America, too. Talk did turn briefly to Abortion. Both men are Catholic, with Ryan vowing to impose his personal belief system onto the country at the first given opportunity. He believes life begins at conception, a belief that effectively relegates women to baby-making machines. Biden also claims the pro life label, but said he does not believe that others, namely women, should live by his personal belief system. He said women should govern their own lives, just as men do.

Still no mention of immigration or unemployment, two issues that heavily affect those of us who are not white and male. Maybe next time. Biden was able to expose the fact that most of what the Romney/Ryan ticket claims are differences in foreign policy from The President are in fact not differences at all. The policies are practically mirror image to what is currently in play. No difference.

If there was a winner, it was Joe Biden, who worked through a lot of euphemisms to keep from calling Paul Ryan a liar to his face. He got his points across without having to go there. Biden accomplished what he set out to do and that was to wipe any perceived egg off of President Obama's face, since most pundits feel he screwed the pooch in the first debate a couple of weeks ago. Conservative columnist George Will, who was ecstatic at Romney's performance two weeks ago, went so far as to say that the only reason Barack Obama is up in the polls in the first place is because he is Black. Can't wait for his column this week. Probably will say Biden won because Obama is Black.

MR Ryan had to prove that he could handle himself in the spotlight. He got rattled, but managed to survive. He proved to be a good sidekick, however, there is much need to grow and improve, if he intends to claim the top spot on the teabag ticket in 2016. Al Sharpton called Ryan a fibber instead of a liar-said he had not yet grown into full blown liar status.

Honestly, I can't imagine that there are people who haven't yet made up their minds about this election. It's over, one way or another. It is time to vote.

Vote Responsibly on November 6th.


Queen Ann “let them kiss my ass” Romney

I mean, lied about what? This is something he’s been saying all along. This is what he believes. This is his policy, these are his statements," …........"I mean, lie — it’s sort of like someone that’s, you know, in the sandbox that like lost the game and they’re just going to kick sand in someone’s face and say, ‘you liar.’ I mean, it’s like they lost, and so now they just are going to say, OK, the game, we didn’t like the game. So to me, it’s poor sportsmanship.” -Ann Romney to FOX News.

Her majesty, Lady Romney, was talking about President Obama, comparing him to a child in a sandbox. She even called him a bad sport. The layers and levels of total disrespect in that short paragraph are amazing. There has been so much disrespect voiced for Obama that people are becoming numb to further utterances from the batshit crazy crew on the right.

I should qualify that-some white people and younger Blacks are stupefied by the levels of hate. We older Black people have grown up with it. A sad truth, that in this American society, the closer you get to becoming equal, or achieving equality at work, at school or in sports, hate and bigotry increase exponentially, still.

So, really, anything coming out of Queen Ann's mouth should not surprise us. But you know it's really bad when folks start using the “stupid C***” curse! Saw that this morning when I opened up comments on my Facebook page. C*** is reserved for the highest of the high bitches. You really have to piss someone off to be publicly called a C***.

I guess no one in all of her 60 some odd years on this planet ever told this woman to STFU. Bet she doesn't even know what that means, STFU. It's understandable, when your husband makes as much money as Mitt, there is really no one except Mitt himself who can shut you down, you think.

To Ann's mind, he is already king of the world, so why shouldn't she and her brood of Mormon stallions live in the number one house in the universe-The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Mitt wins the White House and Ann Romney's transformation from mousy brown haired catholic college doormat to brassy blond first Mormon first lady of all she surveys would be complete.

SHE-WHO-WOULD-NOT-BE-DENIED doesn't see the lies being told by her husband because she gets what she wants when she wants it. Mitt doesn't bother to lie to her. He simply gives her what she needs or wants, and she thinks that is the way he will govern the country. But in her mind, he will give us deadbeats and victims the kick in the pants, and character building lessons that we need to succeed in life in the same way that Mittens has. Nevermind we had to work from the bottom up-no trust fund ladders in our climb, no sirree.

I'm sure in Ann's mind her Mitt will deliver sweetness along with justice and discipline, just like they raised their five boys, who don't seem to have left home and still apparently live in the basement, coming up to work for their father when he needs to appear American-Family-Dreamish.

He will tell us exactly what we need to hear, when we need to hear it, and that is the problem, Miss Ann. Telling us what we need to hear, when we need to hear it, are called “LIES” in the real world, your majesty.

The truth never bends to fit your idea of reality. It just is, and you, we, all of us have to deal with it.

The truth....Mitt Romney is extremely pro life, meaning he is into fetus worship, meaning he will use all the power of his office, should he get there, to eliminate health care for women. In fact, it's the only war that Romney is comfortable with-The GOP War on Women.

Mitt favors a 20% across the board tax cut for everyone...which if implemented will increase the deficit by 4.9 trillion dollars.

Mitt favors increasing spending for Defense by a couple of trillion dollars in a time when the USA is dialing down it's militarism against the rest of the world. And yes, Miss Ann, the rest of the world thinks Americans are full of blood lust and hate for brown people who have funny names, worship other gods and live in far away places.

Showing them how strong we are, only begets more war like that thing going on in Afghanistan that Mitt refuses to acknowledge or talk about. Makes you wonder, is Mitt afraid of war and battle? Seems that way since he draft dodged his way through Vietnam and ignored every other war or military action in which this country has engaged in for the past several years. The lie in this is that he thinks he wants to be commander in chief...no he doesn't.

The truth was told by Mitt to those people in that dinner down in Florida. Romney and his FLAQ (first lady and Mormon queen) have absolutely no use for nearly half of this country. It is not his job, he said, to care about the 47%. Mitt Romney wasn't lying when he stood there that night.

Trying to convince us that he cares is the biggest lie of all.

Mitt Romney doesn't give a damn about anyone and neither does Miss Ann and they prove it every time they try to talk to regular people like us.

Vote Responsibly on November 6th or before.