Saturday, April 25, 2015

Weekend Humor

One day these two best friends Jay and Bob were walking down the forest when suddenly a giant snake jumped on Jay’s leg and bit his penis, since no one was around for miles Bob called a hospital and told the doctor

"Quick Quick I need your help my friend got bit by a snake on his penis"

The doctor told him ’’Son your gonna have to suck the venom out yourself’’

Bob asked " Please doctor there has to be another way to get rid of the venom"

The doctor says "Sorry there is nothing we can do"

 So Bob goes running to his friend and when he gets there Jay says with pain

 " So what did the doctor say?"

  Bob says "Doctor said your gonna die. Jay."

Everybody have a super groovy weekend!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Confirmation

Congratulations to Loretta Lynch...confirmed by the U.S. Senate with a 56-43 vote to serve as the first African-American female attorney general in U.S. history..All I can say is..It's about damn time!

(Weekend Humor will return tomorrow!)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Maybe Black Lives Don't Matter


Maybe Black Lives don't matter....After Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown and now Rekia Boyd in Chicago....I'm beginning to think that Black lives don't matter....Just what the hell is going on??

Incident after incident of some white person, usually a cop...but it doesn't have to be...shooting and killing an unarmed Black person and using the lame excuse...I was afraid for my life and getting away with it in the courts and in public opinion pages...

Yesterday in Chicago...Another miscarriage of justice...

A judge's surprise acquittal of an off-duty Chicago police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed woman called into question prosecutors' decision not to charge the man with murder, and set off protests outside the courthouse and near the site of the killing.

That the officer shot Rekia Boyd, 22, was never in dispute. But the judge said he was bound to find detective Dante Servin not guilty of involuntary manslaughter — because manslaughter requires evidence of "recklessness," while the judge described the act of shooting as "intentional."
"It is intentional and the crime, if any there be, is first-degree murder," Judge Dennis Porter said in his seven-page ruling.

Carrying signs saying "Black Lives Matter" and "Avenge Rekia," dozens of people rallied Monday night at a park on the city's West Side to protest the verdict hours earlier. Tying the slaying to other, more recent police shootings like the one last year in Ferguson, Missouri, protesters called on Chicago to "stand up."


"We've got to make it clear that we don't even care what the legal system said. The streets say, 'Guilty,'" said protester Jedidiah Brown. "The streets will not rest with this verdict the way it is."

Rekia Boyd was walking to a store with three friends in March 2012 when Servin, upset over noise, asked them to quiet down. Servin says he fired because he believed another person in the group was moving toward him with a gun, though police found only a cellphone.

Prosecutors say he fired five shots over his shoulder from inside his car at the group, who all had their backs to him in an alley. Boyd was struck in the head and one other person was grazed by a bullet.

The city settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with Boyd's family for $4.5 million in 2013. A few months later, the Cook County state's attorney's office charged Servin with involuntary manslaughter.


But after a four-day bench trial, Porter ruled that prosecutors failed to prove Servin acted recklessly, in the precise legal sense of the word. He said that Illinois courts have consistently held that the act of pointing a gun and firing is an intentional act, not a reckless one.
Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez disagreed and said in a statement that she was "extremely disappointed."

"The state's attorney's office brought charges in this case in good faith and only after a very careful legal analysis of the evidence as well as the specific circumstances of this crime," Alvarez said.
Boyd's brother, Martinez Sutton, erupted in anger inside the courtroom after hearing the verdict, shouting, "This (expletive) killed my sister."

Relatives of the slain woman chased after Servin and called him a murderer as a he left the courthouse under the escort of several supporters.

"With somebody laying in an alley with a bullet hole in her head, how is that not guilty?" asked Boyd's sister, Natasha Sutton.  If the judge doesn't beleive that shooting over your shoulder at a group of kids with their backs turned to you isn't recklessness...then I don't known what the definition of recklessness is..

Servin told reporters he had no regrets, though he said his "heart goes out to the family."
"Any police officer, especially, would have reacted in the exact same manner that I reacted, and I'm glad to be alive. I saved my life that night," Servin said.

If he believes that and if this is true...then there in lies the real problem.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In Love With Beef


One thing my grandparents taught me and that I carry with me to this day is that a family should never air it's dirty laundry out in public...In other words...Keep Family disputes in the house...and present a united front to the public...

Black Leaders, Black entertainers, Black women, Black men,Black Preachers, Athletes, Politicians,and what not have never learned to do that..We argue and beef with each other in public constantly....

As a race...we are in love with beef....It goes beyond Biggie and Tupac...It goes beyond Malcolm and Martin...It goes all the way back to Booker T. and W.E.D. Dubois...

Black people love beef..

The latest beef is between Dr. Cornel "Obama Hater" West and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson... As everyone has heard...They supposedly ended their  friendship yesterday...

The realization comes to Mike  Dyson that Cornel West is now a parody of the intellectual he once was, that his vicious and often personal attacks on President Barack Obama have come at a cost—the loss of his credibility.


And the loss of their 35-year friendship sadly...

For Georgetown professor Micheal Eric Dyson, Cornel West—once an emperor among his peers—no longer wears his scholarly clothes, but can still evoke the phrases and popularized passages that remind you of who he once was.

Micheal Eric Dyson writes of the Princeton scholar, “It is not only that West’s preoccupations with Obama’s perceived failures distracted him, though that is true; more accurate would be to say that the last several years revealed West’s paucity of serious and fresh intellectual work, a trend far longer in the making. West is still a Man of Ideas, but those ideas today are a vain and unimaginative repackaging of his earlier hits.”

Yes, Micheal Eric Dyson affirms in his piece that Cornel West is  indeed brilliant. Yes, Cornel West is smart. Yes, CornelWest is perhaps one of the premiere intellectuals on the intersection of race and philosophy of his time. But yes, Cornel West is mortal, passive-aggressive, jealous and petty.

Hey, Nobody is perfect.....I do at times myself wonder why Cornel West and my frat brother,Tavis Smiley have such a hair up their asses about President Obama..

After perceived slights and political missteps by President Barack Obama, scholar Cornel West has led an intractable one-man war against the president that has been punctuated by interracial invectives, according to Michael Eric Dyson, the Georgetown University professor who recounts the end of his bromance with his friend and mentor in a trenchant piece at the New Republic.

As a result, Cornel West’s fulminating rage against President Obama has hurled him from his once-vaunted position as one of the greatest intellectual thinkers and scholars of our time to a faded relic of himself, Dyson says, transforming him from knockout Mike Tyson into, well, biting Mike Tyson.

Professor Dyson says the end of his friendship with West “is the collateral damage of his war on Obama.”

And why is there such a war between these men?  You would think that these men could meet in some deli, go in the backroom and talk out their differences over a Corn beef sandwich,some chips and a cold glass of beer....White politicians in Philly have done that for years...Probably still doing it away from the public eyes...

But nooooooooooooooooo...Black celebrities, thinkers, politicians ,athletes, rappers and what have you have to have public spats....Beef instead of corn beef and cole slaw and chips and beer..

This entire thing is now fodder for social media like Facebook and Twiiter...What isn't now of days? and aired out in just about every media outlet I have gone on yesterday...

Everybody involved would do well to heed the advice my grandparents instilled in me many years ago.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall


A wet and dreary day in the city today.....Don't worry..I'll be back tomorrow!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

Weekend Humor

A man and a woman meet in an elevator. "Where are you heading today?" the man asks.

"I'm going down to give blood." she says.

"How much do you get paid for giving blood?" he asks..

"About $20."she says.

 
"Wow," says the man, "I'm going up to donate sperm, and the sperm bank pays $100." 


The woman angrily gets off the elevator.

The next day, the man and woman meet in the elevator again.


"Fancy meeting you again. Where you off to today?" he asks..


"Sperm bank,"
she says with her mouth full.



EVERYBODY HAVE A SUPER GROOVY WEEKEND!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

What Might Have Been

And sadly..that's the truth of this past 6 or 7 years!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015




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