Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tale of two cities: Baltimore and Waco

You may or may not of heard, two motor cycle gangs went tragically HAM at this "family style" ( more like Hooters meets Denny's to me) restaurant or bar. Leaving in wake:

Preliminary autopsy reports released Tuesday by the McLennan County Justice of the Peace revealed all nine men killed in biker-gang shooting at a Twin Peaks in Waco died from gunshot wounds. They ranged in age from 27 to 65. All of them died of gunshot wounds.

Waco police initially estimated that investigators recovered more than 1,000 weapons from the restaurant. Police revised that number Wednesday afternoon, saying their count had reached 318 weapons, including more than 100 handguns and more than 100 knives.

Yeah, the story saw some big time headlines. All the network big boys -- CNN, MSNBC, Fox etc. -- gave the story some Breaking News attention. And as more details unfold from this carnage, the story appears to have legs.

But to be perfectly honest, the coverage is scant compared to the live in you face, wall-to-wall sensationalized coverage of B-More.

The deficiency in news intensity and sensationalism is even more shocking when you factor in these were not very young adults (as in Baltimore) these were grown ass men, life long outlaws and reputed drug dealing thugs...

What is missing from this picture:

In fact, the thug word is conspicuously missing in the coverage. The outrage from concerned citizens was, for the most part, AWOL..  As yet, no presidential statement from the Big O calling these criminals thugs.

I am still waiting for the obligatory shouting -- from the usually loud talking heads -- about decades of rural white broken homes, fatherless homes, out-of-wedlock single mothers, domestic violence, wide-spread Meth usage, and rampant alcohol abuse...the numbers are there.

Here's another story that fell somewhat under-the-radar: Watch this deadly brawl between homeless family and police in a Walmart parking lot.

Enuff said, you get the picture. You can draw the obvious conclusion to WHY.

But the biggest issue is not the back and forth volley on which community, ethnic group or race has higher levels of dysfunctional behavior; the main political, social and economic issue is the decimation of the American middle and working class families and the fall out from this phenomenon.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Larry Wilmore on the Bush family Afirmative Action #notanotherbushinthetrees

Speaking about W, Lil Baby Bro Jeb tells us big bro is his Middle-East adviser:

"What you need to know is that who I listen to when I need advice on the Middle East is George W. Bush."

Did he really say that out loud, for all of us to hear?

Isn't that like the free throw challenged Dwight Howard seeking free throw consultation from Shaq...?

Come on Jeb, the trail of misery W left behind in the region is historically epic.

News Flash: Your own brother followed Tricky Dick Jr. (Cheney) and disregarded the sage advise warning him about the perils of invading Iraq by then Secretary of State Colin Powell:

In his advice to President George W. Bush before the Iraq invasion, Powell warned the president of the Pottery Barn rule: you break it, you own it. The United States would be responsible, Powell implied, for whatever wreckage the military incurred in its headlong dash to unseat Saddam Hussein. source

These latest Jeb version of Bushisms (definition: beyond the pale dumb-ass Bush family quotes) reminds me of the all time best family quote via Big Mamma Bush:

"We've had enough Bushes' in White House" source

Allow me to add, I strongly concur and let's put a stop to the Bush Family Affirmative Action Plan!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Charlamagne the god: Real Estate Means More to Trump Than Black Lives

To my great surprise and delight:

Charlamagne the God, without the slightest equivocation, defended the humanity of black citizens suffering excessive abuse from the Gestopos in uniforms that occupy black communities.

CTG, protégé of the original NYC radio Diva Wendy Williams , is mostly known as a chatty patty/shock jock than informed social commenter.

I, personally, have found the brother silly, crude, funny, entertaining, immature but, always very witty and quick on his feet.

The success of the 105.3 Breakfast Morning Club has given him an enormous audience and ability to move the conversation. In other words, more content than cartoon.

In the below video, CTG switches from his role of interviewer to interviewee on VLAD TV -- check out this interesting exchange:

Bernie Sanders for Prez

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

New England Patriots: A stained legacy filled with cheating scandals

Brady/Belichick damaged goods
If appears the NFL and Roger Goodell have decided enough is enough to the Patriot culture of cheating to achieve success.

The NFL has suspended New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady for four games without pay in relation to the "Deflategate" incident in which the team was found to have used underinflated footballs for an advantage in the playoffs.

The Patriots were also fined $1 million and will forfeit its first-round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft and fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft, the league announced Monday.  source

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

NFL independent investigation: "Tom Brady and Pats most likely cheated (again)"

Ted Wells' investigation into the possibility that the New England Patriots were involved in deflating footballs for the AFC championship game has found that it's more likely than not some of the Patriots were guilty.
"Based on the evidence developed in connection with the investigation and summarized in this Report, we have concluded that it is more probable than not that New England Patriots personnel participated in violations of the NFL Playing Rules and were involved in a deliberate attempt to circumvent those rules," the report, released Wednesday, said.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Baltimore: "Burn Baby Burn"

One tweet hit it dead on, to paraphrase: Our country is stuck in a lose-lose "wash" cycle between the police and black citizens they patrol.

Kill, mourn, march, repeat...

And, in some places like Furguson and Bmore, add burn baby burn after the futility of peaceful marches.

And by burn we mean throwing a lawless temper tantrum and asking the Verizon question: can you hear me now?