Saturday, October 25, 2008

A Deadly Cocktail....Red Neck and Ignorance

Can you believe this lady feels that black people will take over America? Well I guess I would be scared too if I felt that way. Scared that I would have to pay for 400+ years of mental and physical slavery, abuse in every form of discrimination.

People get out and vote. This is our chance to silence ignorance, let your voice be heard. The lines will be long, there will be some problems, but whatever you do, do not leave the poll without voting.

Don't wake up on Nov 5th saying...damn he didn't win I should have voted. People died for your right to vote, don't let their blood be shed in vain.


Friday, October 24, 2008

Celebrities Are People Too!

Often I see celebrities and think wow they got it made. The lead such wonderful lives. Most of them are drop dead gorgeous ( Beyonce), young black and famous with money hanging out the anus ( Lil Wayne… anyone). Many seem to have more money than they know what to do with and can say fuck the world because I’m a millionaire ( Kimora). Lets not forget, be over the age of 40 and chosen as one of the most beautifulest people ( Halle).

While it’s easy to get envious, most of us are intelligent enough to know all that glitters aint gold. Behind the money, make-up and materialistic things lays a real person, with real feelings and real issues.

Today I learned of the tragic deaths of Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother and thought I would hate to be famous under that condition. Wouldn’t you find it hard to grieve when all the world is watching, waiting on your response. Imagine a million cameras going off, when you are in the middle of the worse experience of your life. My heart and prayers goes out to the Hudson family as they deal with the death of their loved ones.

I imagine being a celebrity is a curse and a blessing. Most of these people had lives before they were famous and most of their lives were not so great. As a matter of fact, most of them came from nothing. But being a celebrity is about creating an illusion of perfection, something so untouchable that it can become a breeding ground of envy.

For instance, many women in the black community have a love/hate relationship with Beyonce Knowles-Carter. We love her because for the most part she is a positive self respecting black woman. But some people envy her because it seems like this woman never makes a mistake and everything she touches turns to pure gold. She seems to have it all; the looks, the career, the multi-millionaire husband, a multi-millionaire herself and to top it all off she is drop dead gorgeous.

Well I must admit her life does seems nice. But the woman cant go outside without being all glammed up or she is on the front page of some magazine. When was the last time you heard about her going out kicking it with her girlfriends? As a matter of fact, when was the last time you saw an A – list celebrity doing anything normal, like going to church, drinking a cup of coffee on the porch, taking the kids to the park, grocery shopping… ya know normal everyday stuff. They give up part of themselves to be celebrities.

Not to mention, being perfect is ( or thought of as perfect) is overrated. Life is lived not in the details but in the quirks and ups and downs of living. The next time you read something about a celebrity that is embarassing, funny or stupid… give’em a break. We do the same things without a million or so people watching, deciphering and judging.

Remember all that glitters aint gold and you never know what a person gave up to get what they got.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Gateway to the White House

This Saturday I attended the Obama rally held in St. Louis and man was it a sight. First of all I've never seen so many people in one place. Usually I avoid crowed places like the plague, but this was different I had to be there. This was history in the making and I wanted to witness it with my own eyes.

St. Louis is one of they most racially segregated cites in the United States. There has always been a black side of town and a white side of town. Of course there are sections that are mixed but even those mixed sections only have a small number of black families. Well it seemed that racism and other issues were placed on the side lines at the Obama rally.

It felt like post 911. You know that we are all American feelings people had during that time. Yeah it was totally that vibe going on. Which I can understand because everyone is feeling the pinch in this economy, regardless of race, creed or color.

What surprised me was they said a prayer before the rally began. I did not think they would interject prayer into the rally but they did. I was just praying that nothing negative popped off at the rally. Can you believe it was 100,000 people at the rally! Man there was soooo many entre-po-negros at the rally. People were selling bootleg t-shirts left and right, heck I was telling my friend we missed out on a money making opportunity.

All in all I really enjoyed myself and was very happy to see so many people from different back grounds. Everybody from the thug to the senior citizens came out to represent at the rally. Y'all already know that Obama got my vote, just make sure you vote on Nov 4th.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Random Ramblings

Tonight I’m in chill mode and don’t feel like doing a thang. My house looks like a tornado blew threw but I’m stepping over clothes, forgoing dusting, not washing the dishes and forget about the damn floors….didn’t I say I was chilling.

Right now I am watching Real Housewives of ATL. These women are a trip, most of these women are depending on their men money. One women is waiting on a 7 figure divorce settlement, one woman is married to an NBA player, one woman admits she has a suga daddy , the other woman has a wealthy husband , only one has a job……and guess what her husband is an injured NFL player that was released from his contract, so right now he is unemployed: he works for her.

The NBA wife looks exhausted while getting the kids ready for school. Never mind, she has a chef cooking breakfast, all she has to do is get the kids up and get them dressed, and she acts likes she is working her fingers to the bone. But its good entertainment. Other than that it comes across as a bunch of spoiled, no depth, materialist, self absorb women with a show.

I went to the mall and spent way too much. Am I the only person that ever have shoppers remorse? I knew I should have left those dresses at the mall…… but I was bored and felt shopping would cure my blues. Now I’m looking for the receipt to take the dresses back and I can’t find it. I don’t feel too bad cuz sometimes you gotta treat yourself to something nice…...... right.

With that in mind, I gotta get everything straight because I want to buy a home the end of 2009. Right now the banks ain’t lending money to NOBODY. This credit crunch is giving me an opportunity to get my funds together while the banks are thawing out. So I won’t be blowing money again no time soon. You gotta do what you gotta do to get what you want.

Y’all remember when I was exercising and losing weight. Well that’s over, not that I want it to be, but I have not been doing what’s right. First of all, I’ve been eating fast food like my name is hamburgular. As soon as I get home, if I eat or not, I go straight to sleep. Of course I wake up like an hour before I have to be at work so I jump out of the bed running. I get to work and eat a muffin that ‘s about 400 calories and I snack all day. I think I’m going to join weight watchers. I know I can do it myself, but the support does help. I need to get healthier, but with all the drama in my life and my family life I let my healthy habits slip. But I’ll get back on the good foot soon.

Well I talk with ya’ll later it’s past my bed time… Holla

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My City Is Bleeding Red

If you follow my blog you know I live in the murder capital of the United States, St. Louis, MO. OMG it’s getting bad out here. I knew it would get bad as the economy got worse but I never knew it would get this bad.

I am so paranoid I try not to go out at night. So many innocent people have been killed, you have to be careful of your surroundings at all time.

Recently a young man killed another man over a……...... Cheeseburger!

The victim is 26-year-old Carl Sharp. The name of the 16-year-old suspect has not been released.

Sharp returned home around 12:30 a.m. Sunday after purchasing three cheeseburgers at a Rally's restaurant, police said. The suspect apparently became angry because he had requested two burgers, not three, and an argument began.

The men ate the sandwiches and the suspect left. A short time later, police say the teen returned and shot Sharp three times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 16-year-old fled the scene on a bicycle and was taken into custody Sunday afternoon.

Sharp was a recent college graduate who is survived by his wife and two children.

Think that is crazy it gets worse.

The north side of St. Louis is one of the most violent places in the city. People on this side of town live in fear. The children play outside at their own risk, elderly walk their dogs while keeping an eye on local gang activity. Dope dealers do deals in the light of day and police can't keep up with all the criminal activity, so they only show up to pick up the dead bodies.

Saturday two murders took place within 30 minutes of each other. The alderman of the area got so fed up he got on the local new station and advised all law abiding citizens to go buy guns.

Alderman Troupe says something needs to be done to take control, “it kills the good kids, along with the bad. They are in danger if they join a gang and they are in danger if they don’t join a gang, so it’s a lose lose situation for us.”

Troupe is encouraging his constituents to arm themselves for protection, but also wants them to call police “your only challenge is to stay alive until police get there and the only way for you to do that, in many cases, is to own a gun, know how to use it, and more importantly know when to use it.”

I am deathly afraid of guns, but I live alone and I often think about getting one. I live in the city, but in a "lower" area. But crime happens everywhere, there is no totally safe place.

I've personally lost two family members to murder this year, so this really hits home for me. Please pray for our city, cuz the way it's looking it's gonna get worse before it get better