Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sir Nose D' Voidoffunk Vs. Star Child: The Final Showdown

Every blogger, writer or reporter worth his/her weight in ink has the one interview they covet - and I am no exception.

To my delight, I successful landed the privilege of interviewing Dr. I Funkyall. Our topic of discussion was the state of Funk and the Funkless state of Hip Hop

HGP: In your words can you explain to me what happen to the Funk over the last 20 years? I mean at one time Hip Hop picked up the Funk banner and gave us P-funk, Uncut funk and da Bomb. Now 90% of the music is Funkless and you even have rappers dissing the Queens of Funkland.

Dr. F: To understand the state of the Funk, you have to understand:

First, Funk is engaged in an intergalactic war with Sir Nose D' Voidoffunk. Sir Nose, alias the subliminal seducer, has vowed to destroy the Funk. You see, Funk is not domestically produced therefore, a Funky state threatens the livelihood of those that are Devoid of Funk.

Next, a Funk mind is a Free mind. Sir Nose, who hates free minds, has deep rooted control issues and can only thrive in a Funkless world - in a Funkless state he can use tricknology and pimpology to keep people in check.

Third, you have to understand Funk prophecy. The great Dr. Funkenstein sent Star Child, armed with the Bop Gun, to rescue those living in Devoid of Funk zones. Star Child was successful in creating One Nation Under A Groove in Funkadelica, but prophecy foretold that Sir Nose and crew would return .

Do you remember when Star Child warned about the Pimping of the Pleasure Principle and Urge Overkill?

He stated,
Mind Your Wants, Because Someone Wants Your Mind.

Well, Sir Nose was able to seduce the children of Funkadelica with bling-bling and mainstream fame. He divided and conquered Funk royality (i.e., East coast Vs. West coast).

And Funk pretenders, for fools gold, began to step on the Funk or in other words, cut the Funk up into pieces acceptable to Sir Nose. So, for a few trinkets they sold their birthright.

After a while of stepping on and cutting the Funk, the Funk got distorted into its current unrecognizable state. In this Funkless state, the citizens of Funkadelica have turn on each other - they robb, steal and kill their own to satisfy their Pleasure Priniciples.

The people have forgotten the divine healing power and promise of Funk, for as Sir Lollypop Man proclaimed:

WEFUNK, y'all.
Now this is what I want you all to do:
If you got faults, defects or shortcomings,
You know, like arthritis, rheumatism or migraines,
Whatever part of your body it is,
I want you to lay it on your radio, let the vibes flow through.
Funk not only moves, it can re-move, dig?
The desired effect is what you get
When you improve your Interplanetary Funksmanship

But have no fear, Dr. Funkenstein and Star Child are working in the Funk Lab, as we speak, and they will send a Funk Messiah to the rescue when they believe the people are ready. This time Sir Nose will be finally converted to the Funk side for good.

HGP: How will we know when he returns?

Dr. F: Don't you know son? Upon his return, he will Flash the Light again. I leave with these parting words:
Free Your Mind And Your A$$ Will Follow.

Enuff for now - stay tuned Funkateers. Dr. I Funkyall will appear as a guest writer from time to time on HGP.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

Today, the bands of nouveau corporate royalists (with coats of arms bearing such names as Coors, DeVos, Koch, Scaife, and Walton) are determined to take back those middle-class gains of yesteryear. They are working to achieve this through a coordinated, long-term campaign to

(1) crush the ability of working people to unionize,
(2) bust America's middle-class wage structure,
(3) eliminate job security, and
(4) emasculate government as a force capable of controlling corporate avarice and arrogance
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The pundits, media and conservative radio folk had a field day at the expense of Hillary Clinton when she introduced vast right conspiracy into the political lexicon during her husband's tenure as president.

Hillary was neither paranoid nor far-fetched. She probably knows now that her charges were only the tip of the iceberg - the conspiracy is much more vast and sinister.

The Koch brothers and company are in fact at war against the middle-class in America. They are at war against the American worker and have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to create fake grassroot conservative organizations to do their bidding.

They have GOP governors on their payroll. Indiana's Gov. Mitch Daniels trashing school teachers and their union; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (remember that phone conversation with a fake Koch brother) trashing public workers and union busting; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christe cut the education budget and laid off police officers; Florida Gov. Rick Scott turned down federal money to build a much needed rail system - all of these governors and more are part of a coordinated effort to undermine public workers for the sake of the budget crisis illusion.

Daniels is one of a flock of far right-wing governors who seem to have flown out of the same dark political hellhole in the past couple of years. Now ruling from the highest roosts of power in more than a dozen states, all of them are pushing vituperative measures designed to disempower and downsize not only public employees and unions, but also the entire workaday majority of their states --the middle class itself.

Among other assaults, they are canceling collective bargaining contracts, suppressing union rights, arbitrarily eliminating hundreds of thousands of both public and private-sector jobs, turning over schools and other public functions to low-paying corporations

And these Koch employees impersonating governors all have the same playbook and rationale for their extreme policies:

Curiously, the governors all seem to have the same playbook. Not only are their agendas alike and the content of their proposals remarkably similar, but they're also parroting the same scripted rationale for their extremist actions: "The sky is falling on our Great State of [Blank], but luckily I was elected by the good voters of [Blank] to do the people's will, so I am taking these bold steps to balance [Blank's] budget."

The GOP manufactured budget crisis lie:

America does not face a deficit crisis--we face a multi-billion dollar annual tax dodge by the most elite of moneyed elites. The money our society needs is right there--in the coffers of flagrantly rich Fortune 500 corporations and Wall Street banks, in the personal accounts of absurdly wealthy CEOs and fast-buck speculators. America is hardly a poor country. It's the richest in the history of the world, and it ought to have the very best public education program in the world, the most advanced infrastructure network, and the finest system of health care for all.

My friends in the words of the irrepressible Funk master George Clinton:
You might as well pay attention; Free speech is high finance.

Multinationals target potential of Africa’s middle class

After decades of ignoring the region, multinational companies are turning to Africa as one of the emerging engines of consumer growth. By some estimates, Africa already has as many middle-class consumers as China or India. And most of them are buying mobile phones and televisions, own cars or houses, and use the Internet.

A recent study by the African Development Bank concluded that 34 per cent of Africans can be categorized as middle-class consumers. In absolute numbers, the study counted 313 million middle-class Africans in 2010, compared with just 111 million in 1980.
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hide Your Kids/Hide Your Wife/ Husband: She's Back - Ann Coulter

The fact that a Republican is in the late Senator Kennedy's old seat probably must have him rolling in his grave, probably spilling his drink.

We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.

We just want Jews to be perfected, as they say." --arguing that it would be better if we were all Christian.

If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president

Ann Coulter

Ole Ms Coulter is back. The original female verbal Molotov cocktail thrower has laid stakes to reclaim her throne. Apparently, tired of Sarah P and Michelle B hogging up all the limelight, Ann C decided to write another book bashing - surprise, surprise -liberals.

Coulter's book enforces the idea that liberals are fueled by the mob mentality that drove groups like the Ku Klux Klan and SDS.

Notice the behavior pattern of non-white male right-wingers. Evidently, they feel compelled to rhetorically over-compensate to prove they are down with the big boys.

Latino conservatives have to prove they can be staunchly anti-immigration.

Female righties have to be anti-feminist and anti-woman's right to chose.

Black conservatives have to yell from Mt. Zion that post-slavery racism is/was a figment in the imagination of blacks.

Enter black conservative running for the GOP presidential nomination, Herman Cain. In his effort to earn his bones, Cain aggressively defends the Tea Party:

"To all of those people who say that the Tea Party is a racist organization, eat your words,”

“When people ask me about the Tea Party, they ask me if it’s about color, and I say ‘yes it is, it’s about red, white and blue,’”

“I left that Democrat plantation a long time ago – and I ain’t going back!”

The Billionare and John Birch Society reared Koch Brothers to Herman C:

Well done chap, the check is in the mail.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

KKK: Trying To 'Re-Brand' Itself?

Repost from Huffington Post

At the Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, a handful of picketers from controversial hate group the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) were siphoned off into a corner, as other military family members came to pay their respects.

Members of the hate group have become a ubiquitous presence at funerals in recent years; they can frequently be seen in packs, holding signs emblazoned with “God Hates Fags” or “Thank God For Dead Soldiers.”

But at Arlington last Monday, one group of demonstrators came out to counter-protest the WBC, catching national media attention as they handed out American flags to passersby and denounced the WBC's actions. read more

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Sarah Palin Gift

Ya gotta say this much, Sarah Palin makes good copy.

She epitomizes the proverbial gift that keeps giving. We all have run across Palin types in life - the dimmest in the room who think they are the smartest in the room - and have enjoyed their comedic gaffes.

During this latest flap over Paul Revere's historical ride - in which he warned the colonist (as we all learned in grade school): The British are coming, The British are coming - Sarah doesn't fail to disappoint us.

In the world according to Ms. Palin:

"He who warned, uh, the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, uh, by ringing those bells, and um, makin' sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed."

Instead of just saying "my bad" and moving on, Palin feebly and arrogantly attempts (remember that refudiate for repudiate explaination in which she called her word invention Shakespearean) to make it seem as if we are the clueless ones.

On Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Palin, "You realize that you messed up about Paul Revere, don't you?" Palin responded, "I didn't mess up about Paul Revere. ... Part of his ride was to warn the British that were already there. That, hey, you're not going to succeed. You're not going to take American arms," she explained. "He did warn the British." Many of Palin's supporters agree with her, and some are trying to create a new revised version of Paul Revere's midnight ride on Wikipedia.

I guess I am now part of the Lame Street media who unfairly picks on Palin by writing or reporting verbatim what she says.

BTW, after the Palin/Trump (or is it Trump/Palin) Pizza Summit, I couldn't resist pairing them in the above picture. After all, Donald shares the same I am never wrong disease.