Moving On..

I want to thank those who have supported The SkeptikOne for the past several years....

While I have enjoyed the endeavor and learned a great deal about blogging, writing and myself, it is time to let this one go.

My reasons for blogging have changed and it is time to move onto another path so I will use this last post on The SkeptikOne to announce the birth of a new blog entitled.

PostRacialBS writing while black, female and queer. You can now find me here.

Thank you for your support...



Cranley Wins-Shortsighted Cincinnati Has Spoken Again

When the Hamilton County Chairman of the Republican Party goes on television and says he is very pleased with the results of last night's mayoral election...and both candidates running were Democrats, there's a big, big problem in Cincinnati and Black people, this is your doing.

Once again, the Black community followed the religiously based Pied Pipers and professional black politician/hustlers down the Yellow Brick Road. It remains to be seen what will be lost this time, although after so many years, there is not much else left to lose.

In Cincinnati the best man for the job of Mayor was a woman, but the male in the race won. He won handily, I might add. Some are even calling it a landslide.

Only 23% of the electorate bothered to exercise their privilege, telling the rest of us that they don't really give a damn about what happens here.

A “landlside” of 23% of all possible voters is an embarrassment. You can read the sorry details here,

So don't walk up to me, message me on FB, text me about any problems you may be having with current events, because I'm going to tell you what to do with your bogus concern.

Ya didn't vote...I'm telling you what you told me by your lack of action...”fuck you. Fuck you very much!”

But back to John Cranley. Cranley campaigned on two issues, stopping the streetcar and leasing the parking meters. He promised that his first action would be to stop the street car project. However, in his victory speech last night, he said he would see what he could do about stopping the project. That is different from stopping something. It shows that Cranley really has no idea what he is going to do, if anything, about the streetcar.

It is being built with federal money. Federal money allocated for the project in question. You can't just take that money and spend it somewhere else. Cranley should know this. Yet he promised exactly that and shortsighted Cincinnati, the ones who can't see across their own street much less the big, down the road picture, bit on the lie hook, line and sinker.

This AM he has asked City Council to suspend all spending on the streetcar until he takes office next month. The streetcar is already under construction, by the way. People are already working.  That is different from when Governor Kasich derailed light rail a few years ago. When Kasich pulled the plug stateside the project was still on paper and in the planning stages. Here it has already begun.

It will be interesting to see what happens when the Feds ask for their money back-money already spent and in the ground, that is. Maybe the City can begin giving paid tours of the Cincinnati Subway and Cincinnati streetcar projects-the people mover projects that never were, sort of thing, in order to raise revenue.

As for City Council-voted sorta clueless. Sittenfeld led all voters. That is a good thing. Seelbach won too. We've still got the openly gay man on council. That is good. Young and Simpson return. That is good. David Mann, former mayor, Councilman and Congressman returns. That is great. Winburn and Smitherman, Cincinnati's version of Herman Cain and Alan Keyes are back for yet another encore. The newbies are Republican Amy Murray, who is also a returning Councilmember and Kevin Flynn, an attorney who had been running unsuccessfully for a few years now.

So now what? Everybody gets sworn in next month and then let the games begin.


Roxanne Qualls for Mayor

This is a no brainer really. If you interested in keeping Cincinnati the vibrant hub of activity that it has become these past few years, you should vote for Qualls.

Let me be clear here upfront...I am in favor of putting people in office who are gonna work for the city and the Black Community, regardless of party label or affiliation. I don't give a damn what some bought and paid for Black minister endorses for anything. They've been getting paid for a very long time and none of it has trickled down to street level. So listen to them if you want to. I don't. Their interest is not your interest. They are paid to keep you quiet and they are damn good at it too.

What I am saying is to open your eyes and vote for the person who works for us...Qualls has long worked for this city and you can look at both sides of the river as proof. Qualls brought both the Haufbrau House and and the Aquarium to the area. Those were her ideas and work...Cincinnati bureaucracy at city hall screwed the deals and couldn't get it together so both moved to Newport. Should have been in Ohio.

Name one project from the past that has Cranley's name on it...Anyone?

If you want a replay of 2010 when progress died in Ohio, when voters allowed the election of John Kasich, either by voting for him, or simply by not turning up to vote in the first place, then your vote will go one way or the other to John Cranley.

State side-John Kasich got in and literally canceled the street car/light rail as his first move. What that means is that when light rail is built nationally, it will bypass Ohio. Kasich also tried to cancel the Casino. However in this he was not successful.

Jon Cranley is Cincinnati's John Kasich.

Cranley is attempting to do the same kind of things here in Cincinnati, telling the same kind of lies in order to gain power.

Many people that I've talked to want Cranley because they are not in favor of building a streetcar, saying it will not help poor people or Black people.

Word to the wise.....neither will John Cranley or Amy Murray, who is also a vocal opponent.

Murray is a shill for corporate Cincinnati. In Cincinnati, Corporate has always gotten paid, regardless of who is in office. So will Murray.

Cranley is well...think Kenneth Blackwell, remember him. Cranley and Blackwell are brothers from another mother, think about it. Cranley/Blackwell/Kasich are three of a kind...about the power not the people.

Cranley and Amy Murray are saying outright they will Stop the Street Car if elected. That is an out and out lie. They can't stop it and they know it. The money used for the project cannot be directed toward any other project or situation needing money in Cincinnati, ie pensions or to keep police and fire from being laid off.

It is simply not gonna happen. Believing this lie, means you've bought the bullshit and the City loses. The street car is on, end of discussion.

Let me put it another way a vote for John Cranley puts the Tea Party in control of City Hall, period.

Votes for Amy Murray, Chris Smitherman, Charlie Winburn will give the tea party, the group that has tried to destroy America, a voice on City Council.

Smitherman is simply a walking disaster. I've said it before. He is a puppet for COAST. There is nothing past, present or future that COAST has done or will do to help Black Cincinnati. Smitherman in all his blazing stupidity is the closest this organization has come to having any credibility whatsoever.

Getting him off City Council and out of the NAACP is the best thing Blacks can do for Cincinnati and us in general.

Charlie Winburn, can be summed up in one word...CLUELESS!

Having said all that, I will cast my votes for:

Roxanne Qualls for mayor

Wendell Young
David Mann
Laure Qunlivan
Yvette Simpson
Chris Seelbach
PG Sittenfeld
Vanessa White
Pam Thomas

Vote responsibly on November 5th..


Shutdown Over, Government Open, Now What?

Let's put this in perspective, shall we....one faction of one party in one house, almost managed to destroy the greatest nation on this planet over one piece of legislation that had been voted upon, passed by both houses of Congress, signed into law by the President and then vetted by the United States Supreme Court.

It is law and as such, cannot and never could be repealed via the method used for the past two weeks by the Teabaggers and their enablers.

All the players knew this, so why proceed by playing a game you can't win....unless the real purpose was not to win concesssions on healthcare, but to try and put the Black man in the White House back in his place?

Didn't matter that the Black man has won two elections by landslide and has the country moving economically in the correct (not right) direction. Doesn't matter that the deficit is going down or that the stock market is breaking new records and some people at least, are making bucket loads of money.

This 26 million dollar a day fight to end Obamacare, lay off thousands of workers and close parks and divisions and governmental departments, was solely to prove that the masters of the universe were still large and in charge, holding all the reins of power.

But it didn't work. President Obama laughed and refused to budge. Reports say a woman, was behind him finding his big brass balls (Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser, not Michelle, first wife, this time.)

And if you take a closer look at this “fight,” you will see that the bigoted culture warriors had to be bailed out by the women. The deal was forged by the women of Congress, who stepped in and took over in order to save the country.

Women, by nature, understand that the needs of the many outweigh the needs and wants of the few. In other words, if the boys get their way...women, children and other men die...they kill everything including the planet..something the masters of the universe have yet to come to grips with or understand, since they keep doing it over and over and over.

So to sum it up, the old masters of the universe lost to the Black man and then had their collective asses saved by women, their second biggest enemy in their battle for power and control.

Having 20 women in the Senate is a good thing. Replacing the obstructing masters of the universe is also a good thing.

We can start with my own Representative, Steve “Comb-over” Chabot who hasn't had an original idea since he was born. In fact I now understand why public schools are so screwed up..with teachers like Chabot, our kids are fucked from jump.

District two would be wise to dump Dr. Brad as well. Wenstrup, otherwise known as Jean Schmidt in pants is another obstructionist who needs a quick and early retirement as well, before he has a chance to do any more damage.

Boehner, Boehner, Boehner...voted in favor of the deal after abdicating his duties as Speaker of the House and enabling these nutcases to control the Republican echo chamber during this failed power grab.

Vote him out of office, please, 8th District. He survived the Newt Gingrich purge. He should not live through the coming one.

Wish I could say that I'm happy, but I'm not. All this deal does is delay any decision making until February, making a replay of events, a distinct possibility.

The President says that won't happen, but I don't know, these fools voted 44 times to repeal a law that is a law, and part of the Constitution.

The pessimist in me says number 45 will happen in February, unless Americans put down their cell phones and other toys and begin voting these guys out of office.

One last thought if you believe things will be different in February...think about how long it took them to gut the Voting Rights Act of 1965....it can happen, if the system is not changed soon..

Remember in November and Vote...


Cruz and Palin Hijack Vet's Rally

Sarah Palin, half gov of Alaska
Sarah Palin sighting at the White House this past weekend. No, she wasn't a guest. She was out front with a bunch of her cockroachy- teabagging friends, including the group's latest crackpot du jour, Ted Cruz.

The Teabag party went to DC and hijacked the Veteran's rally, which had been organized to honor our nation's soldiers and military, the real patriots who put their lives on the line for the rest of us. The Million Veteran March was far less by the thousands, in fact, of a mililon people, but Teabaggers take what they can get, considering nobody shows up, if it's just them doing the rallying.

You can read about the rally here.

Unable to generate any real support for their cause to destroy the United States, the wingnuts tore down fences and waved confederate flags, all the while blaming President Obama for the government shutdown, orchestrated by the House Republicans led by Tiny Ted C and his buddy Mike Lee, who was also in attendance at the rally.
Thinks the Confederacy won the Civil War

Sarah, Ted and Mike made no bones or attempts to hide their bigotry and racist viewpoints. It was a far cry from when she ran for Vice President and tried to obscure the fact that she and her husband Todd were members of the Alaskan Independence Party, a white separatist/secessionist group.

Sunday's rallying cry was to impeach President Obama No surprise here. Palin was up to her old tricks of stirring up shit in order to get noticed. Ted and Mikey, well they just looked confused, not really understanding the workings of the Frankenstein monster that they brought to life and were trying to control.

Nobody got arrested. Nobody got tasered, pepper sprayed, handcuffed or thrown into the back of a paddy wagon and jailed. These were white republican people after all. Stuff like arrests and head bashing only happens to protestors of color or young white liberal/hippie types with a bone to pick.

But there should have been arrests. 
Ted Cruz, upstaged by last year's crank

Ted and Mike, the twin congressional dip-shits have been committing treason since October 1st. They are in direct violation of the United States Constitution, the very document of law that they are sworn to uphold.

Everyday that the shutdown continues is a direct slap in the face of every single taxpaying American. Yet, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and company continue to walk the streets and get paid for spitting in the face of America.

Wish we could vote today, so that we could spit back...

Remember in November and vote responsibly, America...


Government Shutdown Day 3

"We're not going to be disrespected..... "We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is."- Teabag Congressman Marlin Stutzman



How about my size 10 foot all the way up your ass for even daring to utter that stupidism in public...

Teabag simpleton, you can't even spell disrespect let alone cry victim. Who is victimizing you? Your paycheck slow hitting the bank? Your doctor decide not to honor YOUR healthcare benefits? Little Johnny dumb butt get kicked out of another private school? Your illegal au pair quit, telling you she'd rather go home and fight the drug cartels than to continue dealing with your little phillistines anymore?Trophy wife's latest botox botched?

Poor baby...Nobody loves you teabaggers, do we..Always dumping on you with your big Christian hearts looking out for us, asking teabag jesus to forgive us for committing the sin of being born poor or at the very least, not as rich as you.

We the ungrateful, standing around, no jobs, no schooling, no money, getting sick on your ticket while sucking up all your precious oxygen..

You know what disrespect is...

Disrespect is telling women and children they don't deserve healthcare..

Disrespect is telling people who fight your sorry ass illegal wars they don't deserve pay or benefits or rehabilitation if they do make it back alive...

Disrespect is labeling what me and mine worked for/saved for all our lives, only to be told what we did is an entitlement and we're not entitled to it.

Disrespect is saying you're going to create jobs then waste 300-million dollars a day shutting down the government laying off everybody while you engage in fake ass photo ops to try to convince us that you are the good guys

Give me a fuckin break...

Disrespect is voting 43 times to kill a law that was passed, signed and vetted, legally and is helping the people as you stand and pretend that it is not working...

Disrespect is demanding negotiations on something that has been settled and is non negotiable...

Disrepect is the delusion that nobody is smart enough to see the game you're playing..

Open your fucking eyes, why don't cha because I guarantee you mine are...

Yeah, I got your disrespect right here....stupid mufuka..



The last time America reached an impasse such as this was the Civil War. Today, it's not just keeping black people enslaved. Today it is everyone middle class and below that are considered poor and useless by the powers that be.

For not being members of the elite, our rights have been labeled entitlements. We pay taxes and work. Yet our taxes and our work, don't matter. Our families are not worth supporting. Our schools are not worth attending. We don't need healthcare. We are a drain on the air that they breathe.

Useless. Solely because they say so.

The president that we the people elected in a lopsided vote is not deemed legitimate because he was born black, labeled as such by their rules even though his mother is one of them..

The Affordable Healthcare Act is law. It is a part of the Constitution of the United States, passed legally by Congress, signed by the President and vetted by a right leaning United States Supreme Court.

But that is not good enough for the teabaggers.

43 times they have voted to repeal this law. 43 times they have failed.

The 44th attempt at repeal has shut down the federal government, and is on its way to crippling our fragile economy that is still recovering from other foolishness promoted by this same House of Representatives.

The teabaggers have committed treason by refusing to abide by the Constitution and uphold their oath of office. John Boehner and Eric Cantor have also violated their oath of office by allowing this travesty to happen.

In case you've never seen the Congressional oath of office, here it is:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

It was written following the Civil War, replacing the original Congressional oath of office used until the Civil War:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States."

There is nothing in either of these oaths allowing for the exception “because you don't like it or disagree with it politically.”


And in addition, since they all, or most of them, consider themselves Christians, have condemned themselves to hell, because they also swore to their god. Although I'm sure if called on the god-thing they will say it doesn't count because the Constitution says so;

Article VI, clause 3:

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

They interpret the Constitution in the same way they interpret their bible...some of it for them...some of it for us and never the twain shall meet.


We can't impeach. Only the House of Representatives can impeach. The Senate does the trial. The President sits and watches, as does The Supreme Court. They are allowed no input at all.

To sum it up bluntly...we the people are fucked.

We are a captive audience for idiots...One faction of one party of one part of government chooses to hold the American people, our country, our duly elected representatives and workers, hostage because of narrow ideology that has nothing to do with balancing the budget, reducing the deficit, generating jobs or fixing the economy.

Abraham Lincoln fought a war, a lengthy and costly one. He waited until the South made the first move by seceding and then firing the shots at Fort Sumter.

I wonder what President Obama is waiting for....

This is where I say remember in November...but that's a very, very long way off. If we make it to the next election...vote responsibly..