10,000 years & this is it? … WTF 3/2

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10,000 years and this is it? That’s approximately how long civilization has supposedly been around… 10,000 years.

All the history… all the accomplishments… all the progress… the inventions… men on the moon… computers so small we can carry them around in our pockets… phones that take pictures as nice as any 35 millimeter cameras… travel around the world in just hours…

10,000 years and this is what we get… racism, injustice, hate, war and poverty… just what the hell have we been doing in them 10,000 years that we can have all this technological achievement, yet, we can’t stop ourselves from hating and killing… we can’t solve poverty and injustice…

10,000 years and counting…

Rock me, mama…

joe1Saw this the day after Chris Rock did his monologue to open the Oscars…  The justice writer… that’s the title the New York daily news gives the dude… the justice writer Shaun King for the NYDN quoted this line from Rock’s monologue… “When your grandmother is swinging from a tree, it’s really hard to care about best documentary foreign short.” Then, King added this editorial remark… “Chris said to laughter throughout the audience.”

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Shaun King disses Chris Rock

Then King wrote… “Listen, I know Chris steps on toes for a living, but I don’t ever want to hear a live audience laughing about the lynching of our grandmothers. I can’t imagine the deepest, darkest pain of any other group of people being used as a prime-time punchline. Not only that, but we indeed live in an era where black bodies, riddled with bullets, choked lifeless, Tasered repeatedly, are strewn all over this country from coast to coast.”

There are two issues here… very similar, almost identical, but there are two issues…

First… I understand Shaun King’s outrage… laughter at lynching… any one’s lynching… is stupid and in extremely bad taste… but that ain’t Chris Rock’s problem… it’s the audience’s… ain’t it?  Maybe they thought in their stupid Hollywood brains that was a joke… funny laugh out loud joke… and maybe Rock said it for a laugh… but…  I kinda sorta think he didn’t… I kinda sorta think he was saying it as something real fucking damn serious…

It’s similar to that scene in Goodfellas where one mobster calls the other funny and the other mobster goes… “Funny like a clown… funny how?”

Was Rock being that kinda funny or was he being funny like irony… the absurdity of it all… in tragic-comedic sense? All humor is not laugh out loud… or even snicker, snicker… and… all humor is not meant to just elicit laughs but sometimes to make you utilize your grey matter and think.

lenny-bruceLenny Bruce, back in the real olden days… like the 1960’s when some of you weren’t even a glimmer in your daddy’s eye… in fact… some you have dads who weren’t even in a glimmer in your grandpa’s eye…  Lenny said some serious shit during his monologues and what it was really all about was to make people think. He would make people laugh and when he had them by their funny bones… wham bam thank you ma’am… he would zap them right between the eyes with a real piece of reality about how stupid, asinine and self centered, and, yeah, how fucking racist many of peeps in his audience really were… how societal racism was really an ignorance that prevailed throughout their lives. The fact is that some “humor” is serious shit that should enable folks to see the outrageousness of it all in an absurd manner. But… it ain’t nothing to laugh about… ain’t no laughing matter when you think about what the words mean. It’s just life being displayed for what is worth.

Then, second, there is King’s thoughts that Rock was making light of racism in our society… that maybe he… Rock… forgot somehow that black lives really do matter; that black folks are still been lynched by being tasered and shot down by cops or choked into submission that results in death.

I’m not sure what all peeps were listening to when Rock spoke but as far as anyone thinking that he was making light of the racism involved in our society… I think that he certainly was not…

In fact… he went to great lengths to define what he was talking about…

Racism is racism is racism… if ya’ll got half a brain … that is you ain’t Donald “Clownass” Trump or anyone of his ilk… then you should grok the fact that any discriminatory action that is negative in nature is inherently evil and wrong… and… racism falls into the category.hollywooddiscrimination

Simply… it’s  about getting the opportunities… if, you don’t give people the chance to work then they can never have the chance to prove they can do the job/excel at the job… there are not enough minorities employed throughout the Hollywood industry. When is the last time a Black cinematographer won an Oscar or was nominated? Costume designer?  Anyone?  It’s not just acting or directing opportunities… although there need to be more of those, too. Especially, the leading roles stuff and not just in historical type of roles but in all types of roles.

The reality is that barriers still need to be torn down.

lead rolesIt’s been how long that we been on this third rock from the sun and this is how far we have come? It’s been how many years since the Civil Rights movement was founded and this is still the best we all can be? The result of all the demonstrations… all the marches…all the confrontations with fire hoses and billy clubs? The racist politicians allowing their racists minions to go about night sticking and breaking bones and sometimes killing folks? This is how far we have gotten?

This institutional racism is sometimes worse than the blatant stuff out on the streets that is foisted on Black folks. No… I am not making light of people being abused and murdered but this institutional shit racism is a deep ingrained insidious infectious nasty ass type of insanity that needs to be eradicated and eliminated from society’s…  especially  WASP society… mindset.

It is a sad state of affairs… it still exists and prevents people… regardless of anything else… from getting the chance to either succeed or fail due to their talents or their lack of that same talent.

To be stuck inside of elephantville with the donkey blues again

NOW… on to racism story… I ain’t gonna dwell on it because it’s been well documented but I am gonna mention it…

The Trumpeter of Discourse got the rousing support of David Duke, a past leader of the Klan, who said that a vote for the Trumper is a vote for Klan values and for what the Klan stands for…trump NYDN

And, when the Trumper was asked about the about former Grand Wizards endorsement he said…”Just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke, OK? I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. I have to look at the group. I mean, I don’t know what group you’re talking about. You wouldn’t want me to condemn a group that I know nothing about.”

Let’s make this real short and simple…

A spokesman for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said… “If you need to do research on the KKK before you can repudiate them, you are not ready or fit to be president.”

NY’s 2nd congressional district representative elephant Peter King  told New 12 that if the Trumper don’t grok who David Duke is or the Klan is then… “…he is genuinely dumb. If he is lying, that is shameful. In either case, he should not be running to lead the United States.”

trump KKKYet… this King of Fools… this Lord of  the Flies… who got the votes of anywhere from 21% (Minnesota) to over 40% (43.2% in Albama and 49% in Massachusetts… really? Massachusetts?) of elephant party voters in the Super Tuesday primaries…

What in the fuck is going on in the minds of all these elephant party members? They really are falling for his line of bullshit ain’t they? Or there really is that much damn racism… among a lot of other really nasty ass things… in the puny minds of the elephant electorate?

I reckon…

Ya’ll know something? I’m getting mighty depressed to be a white man in America if’n this is an example of what some of us white folks are up to these days. People of color be looking at me and associating me with lowlifes like Trumper? And, the elephants? Their second chocie is usually Teddy boy Cruz… the fucker even won a few states in the Supers… (EILF Sarah Palin couldn’t even deliver Alaska to her boy Trumper… shhheeeeshhhh…)

Sweet Jesus, Mary and Joseph… save me from the inhumanity of it all.

Everybody’s crying justice & they don’t know the meaning of the word…

In 1990, five teens were convicted of the rape and assault of a 28-year-old well to do and white investment banker jogging through Central Park. The case is notoriously known as the Central Park Jogger case.cp5

The teens spent years in prison before their convictions were tossed by a court due to DNA evidence that was uncovered that essentially proved a dude already serving time for murder had done the very sick, ugly and despicable crime.

The five teens… four Black and one of Hispanic… were tried on various charges that included assault, robbery, riot, rape, sexual abuse, and attempted murder. They were all convicted of most of the charges and got sentences that were from five to 15 years. Most of the teens did about six to 13 years of their lives in prison.

All five of the teens confessed to various crimes that had been committed the night the jogger got assaulted and raped. The confessions were taped but the hours of interrogation that led up to the videotaping were not.

From left, Yusef Salaam, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Kharey Wise, all of whom were wrongly convicted in the Central Park jogger
Central Park 5 today…

Long story short… because of public outrage that such a dastardly crime could happen to an innocent young white jogger minding her own business and due to a bunch of kids roaming through Central Park that night… and these five were among those teens… causing all types of havoc and committing various assaults these five were rounded up.  They were “coerced” though various interrogation tactics, threats and promises of leniency to admit they did the dastardly deed. In short… public opinion was pissed and the powers that were in NYC at the time needed somebody to be held accountable for the crime; pressure was put on the NYPD and these five were available.. .or as one clergyman at the time said… “The first thing you do in the United States of America when a white woman is raped is round up a bunch of black youths, and I think that’s what happened here.”

That was then and this is now…

Very recently, five teens were accused of raping an 18-year-old woman at gunpoint in a Brooklyn playground. What was reported at the time was that a man had raced into a nearby bodega and said his daughter was being raped by five kids. Eventually these five were found on local videotapes of various security cameras and they were hauled into jail. That was back in January. Now, the DA in charge of the case is saying they weren’t raping anybody and he was tossing the charges.teens

What had happened was that DA’s staff actually did their jobs and questioned the young woman who got “raped” and they found out shit wasn’t coming together and aligning in nice pretty rows compared to what was supposed to have gone down. They found out the dad was the dude having sex with woman… who was his own daughter. When the five teens came upon the two doing the horizontal mambo in public he told her to cover up but when she just started laughing he got pissed and he ran to a nearby store and accused the five of raping the daughter.

Once again, the cops rushed to grab the most convenient people they could because of public pressure to get to the bottom of such a dastardly and dirty craven crime that was brazenly done in a public park. So, they got the five and then tried to roust them for a confession to a crime that they never did. But for the DA doing their due diligence this ime around, we very well could have had another repeat of justice going tragically wrong.

As it is, the five teens have had their reputations soiled by the falsehoods of the father, as well as the daughter, before the truth was exposed that there never was a gun and that the worst the five did was take cell phone pictures of two people having incestual and consensual sex. Regardless of the truth that is now known, people in the hood still point and say stuff. All due to a rush for the cops to solve a crime quickly.accussed unjustly

Draw your own conclusions about whether the cops did right or wrong. My opinion is that this rush to justice attiude needs to be stopped. This attiude to get the most convenient peeps and try to coerce admissions of guilt so that everything can be wrapped up nice and neat is wrong. What? So, another feather goes into the men in blues’ caps and another case gets wiped of their crime board? That is wrong and improper rushed police work. It ain’t supposed to be “Law and Order”… let’s get the evidence, find suspects, present the case to the DA and get it to trial and get the right offender off the streets all nice and neat in just an hour.

Yes… the crime needs to be solved and the bad guys gotten off the streets as soon as possible BUT get it right… and get it right the first time. Because rushing to justice is no justice at all when the rights and the reputations of others… innocent others… are involved.

Or… as one man from the Central Park Jogger Five said… “This stigma will stay with them for the rest of their lives even though they got exonerated. At the end of the day, what’s the price of destroying a kid’s life?”

Nothing like being real fucking sneaky…

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has signed a declaration that says that April is “Confederate Heritage Month” as far as Mississippi goes.confederate-1-0225

Funny thing though… it was never noted on the officially and authenticated list of  gubernatorial proclamations they were put out, but, somehow wrangled its way onto the website of the we still wanna be good ole boys from the confederacy flying the Stars and Bars “Sons of Confederate Veterans.”

When it was brought to the governors attention by one of  the state’s newspapers, Bryant admitted he declared it to be so and that April was chosen because it was the month “in which the Confederate States began and ended a four-year struggle”, and, also includes the state’s Confederate Memorial Day on April 2nd.

Cough… cough… I about puked on that bullshit…

Bryant… who is obviously a good ole boy and an elephant… also declared in his proclamation that “it is important for all Americans to reflect open our nation’s past, to gain insight from our mistakes and successes, and to come to a full understanding that the lessons learned yesterday and today will carry us through tomorrow if we carefully and earnestly strive to understand and appreciate our heritage and our opportunities which lie before us.”

Sighhhh… it’s getting real deep around here and I can’t find my damn waders…

The “Sons of Confederate Veterans” added their own text to the proclamation that said, “The citizen-soldiers who fought for the Confederacy personified the best qualities of America. The preservation of liberty and freedom was the motivating factor in the South’s decision to fight the Second American Revolution.”

Pleasssseeee… this shit really needs to have a stop put to it. This continuation of lying ass bullshit needs to be ended once and for all even if it takes a damn federal law to do it.

It’s ignorant… it’s asinine… it’s damn fucking racist… and people do not need to have their intelligence insulted by this sort of assholism being perpetrated…  although… it insults Blacks the most by being a reminder of the bad old days and that there are still some assholes out there who would be glad if they were still pieces of property rather than equals as people and as citizens.

A random thought I had…

Sly Stallone (R) in "Creed"
Sly Stallone (R) in “Creed”

Ya’ll heard about the noise that went on after Sly Stallone lost out on the Supporting Actor Award for reprising his Rocky Balboa role in “Creed”?

And, that Sly’s brother… Frank… tweeted…  “The Academy should be ashamed of themselves. It’s as clear as the nose on your face that Sly won. Mark who? It’s total Hollywood bullshit”… and… “If I was Mark … I would have been embarrassed. Mark Rylance couldn’t even comb his hair for Christ sake. This is the 3rd time Sly’s gotten ripped off Rocky, Copland and Creed.”

What went down was that Rylance got the Oscar for his performance as KGB agent Rudolf Abel in the “Bridge of Spies” when most peeps figured on Stallone to win it for his role in “Creed.”

Now… time to make some peeps pissed off…

Mark Rylance (L) in Bridge of Spies
Mark Rylance (L) in Bridge of Spies

Maybe… just maybe… Sylvester Stallone ain’t that fucking good of an actor?

Maybe…  just maybe… the Rocky Balboa character might be a nice underdog type of character and nice piece of Hollywood escapism, but seriously, is it a real choice piece of acting to play that role?

Maybe… just maybe… the Academy got it right and gave the award to someone who had to do a real job of acting instead of playing a caricature of themselves?

And… maybe…just maybe… Mark Rylance deserved the Oscar more than Sly Stallone did?

Just a thought I was having…

Bull twinkies!

An Ohio farmer who is fed up about the bullshit that spews forth from an orifice of one of the elephant prez candidates is spelling out how he really feels… see photo below…

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He’s written out his feelings for all to see…

And, his message is as organic as it gets… its written in unadulterated material from his very own personal contented Buckeye bulls. Yes sir buddy… that’s pure bullshit to ya’ll…

Ya might say it’s from one bullshitter to another bullshitter.

Another thousand words…

 

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This week’s gratuitous pictures…

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Kimberley Garner (25) is an English swimwear designer, television personality and actress…

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