Friday, November 1, 2013

Tea Party and the lost art of irony

Papi Cruz
Many contemporaries have lamented about the lost art of irony. This may be true in the world of prose, poem and satire, however, this can not be said for the folks of Tea Party Nation.

Albeit unwittingly, the Tea Party has revived this lost art.

Who can forget when TPers shouted -- summer 2009 -- at various Town Hall meetings: Keep Guvmint out of my Medicare.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

And now: Shopping while black?

SWB: shopping while black
“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves or figments of their imagination, indeed, everything and anything except me.”
Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man    

Some of the views, opinions and perspectives of my white friends and associates on Race in the Obama era offer me a glimpse into the inner angst of white America -- whatever that means.

It means

Monday, October 28, 2013

Business community to the GOP: The tea party is over

Here's to hoping the GOP restores sanity to their brand. It's no secret that the GOP -- bullied by their Tea Party upstarts -- has been severely unhinged for the last five years: I call it President Obama hysteria.

Not pulling any punches

The election and re-election of Obama has triggered a mental, emotional and political breakdown among GOP white male voters over the age of 55. And the largest cluster of the GOP power base reside in southern red states: the confederate of yore.