Tuesday, March 18, 2008

So yesterday, about five minutes after the second and final installment of ESPN's, Black Magic went off, my father called me(as he so often does in these instances), so that we could talk about what we just saw. He told me about the players he saw play, and he discussed how he thinks every young basketball player black or white, should know these stories and then he told me about going to the Rucker tournament as a student at Columbia. And all while he was talking, I thought to myself, what kinds of stories will I have to tell my son as I get older? Will he want to hear about me terrorizing folks on train? Will he want to her about how I survived after a fire? Or will he want to know what its like to attend an HBCU? I really have no clue, but I DO know is that I want to handle these situation with great aplomb the way my father always seems to do. Who knows where I would be without that..

The other thing that bothered me about watching that program last night, was that my son wasn't watching. The show was on from 9-11pm, which is an hour past my son's bed time. When I was his age, my father would make an exception, and let me stay up late, and then we'd talk about what we saw much like I mentioned in the paragraph above. My son's mother wasn't having it, and while it pissed me off, the last thing I want to do is tell a woman how to run her household. But I wrote ESPN, and they gave me both the re-air dates for the program, and the DVD release date, so one way or another, he'll see it. Ok enough about that..

Based on the problems Obama has had with some of the members and his campaign and his pastor, I think he needs to call a secret meeting with everyone involved in his life past or present. He should bring everyone together in one room, and he should have a speech prepared, that goes a little something like this, "I'm going to need each and every one of you people to shut the hell up until Jan 20, 2009, when I am inaugurated, because if you cost me this presidency, I will gun you down" And then at that point, he should introduce all of his people to the snipers he will have brought in to further bang home his point. Had he done this early last year, he wouldn't have all the trouble he's having now. Its not that Obama's support group shouldn't be able to speak their mind, because that's every one's right(allegedly), but when so much is at stake, it wouldn't kill folks to put a muzzle on it temporarily. Hillary and McCain may want to look into this method as well, to save themselves from the johnny-on-the-spot damage control that so many of these candidates have to do.

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Edith and the Kingpin - Herbie Hancock featuring Tina Turner
I wish Tina sang jazz like this more often, she sounds sexy as hell in this song..like she's in a smoky lounge wearing a long dress with a high split and a hint of cleavage showing

4 comments:

theradleyfiles said...

I caught a few moments of Black Magic, twas dope. Thanks for the heads up. I shall be watching the Coppin game this here evening..even tho neither team if they win stands a chance against UNC..but dah well.

Sab D said...

Dawg, got a title for the "stories" you can tell your son & the world:

Arise from the Ashes
One Man's Restoration of What Really Matters

Jo said...

Yeah . . .and you can talk to him about how you never thought a black man would ever be president and then it happened.

But I have to tell you, you had me OFLMAO when you said that Obama should say: "I'm going to need each and every one of you people to shut the hell up until Jan 20, 2009, when I am inaugurated, because if you cost me this presidency, I will gun you down" . . . Its not that Obama's support group shouldn't be able to speak their mind, because that's every one's right(allegedly), but when so much is at stake, it wouldn't kill folks to put a muzzle on it temporarily."

You are too funny . . .but here's an excellent article for you (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-schaeffer/obamas-minister-committe_b_91774.html) that speaks about how ludicrous it is to blame the pastor for being who he is . . .he's a pastor for goodness sakes. He should be able do and say these things. It's his right! (Especially as an American, right . . .the right to free speech!?)

Anyway, someone . . .I think it was one of the angry, hater men I went out with who knows I have Obamaphilia and then who I later deleted from my phone when I decided he was a loser . . .texted me yesterday proclaiming that Obama's chance at president was over. All I have to say to that is . . . are you kidding me? The people that LOVE Obama are actually SMILING at what the pastor - who I should add served in the war (!) - said! We agree with him! Especially when we get angry . . .

I mean come on now . . .how many times have you said the same thing . . .and further more . . . was the man WRONG for saying that Hillary would never know what it feels like to be a black man? And be passed up by a cabbie? Come on now . . .even I KNOW I don't know what it feels like to be a black man . . .and I would NEVER, EVER assume or say, or think, or expect someone to apologize to me for that fact. Dayum . . .I don't want to know what it feels like to be a black man . . .it's bad enough that one day I might actually have to raise one and help him to make sense of his life in this Godforsaken country! God forbid I should ever run for office.

Jo said...

Yeah . . .and you can talk to him about how you never thought a black man would ever be president and then it happened.

But I have to tell you, you had me OFLMAO when you said that Obama should say: "I'm going to need each and every one of you people to shut the hell up until Jan 20, 2009, when I am inaugurated, because if you cost me this presidency, I will gun you down" . . . Its not that Obama's support group shouldn't be able to speak their mind, because that's every one's right(allegedly), but when so much is at stake, it wouldn't kill folks to put a muzzle on it temporarily."

You are too funny . . .but here's an excellent article for you (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-schaeffer/obamas-minister-committe_b_91774.html) that speaks about how ludicrous it is to blame the pastor for being who he is . . .he's a pastor for goodness sakes. He should be able do and say these things. It's his right! (Especially as an American, right . . .the right to free speech!?)

Anyway, someone . . .I think it was one of the angry, hater men I went out with who knows I have Obamaphilia and then who I later deleted from my phone when I decided he was a loser . . .texted me yesterday proclaiming that Obama's chance at president was over. All I have to say to that is . . . are you kidding me? The people that LOVE Obama are actually SMILING at what the pastor - who I should add served in the war (!) - said! We agree with him! Especially when we get angry . . .

I mean come on now . . .how many times have you said the same thing . . .and further more . . . was the man WRONG for saying that Hillary would never know what it feels like to be a black man? And be passed up by a cabbie? Come on now . . .even I KNOW I don't know what it feels like to be a black man . . .and I would NEVER, EVER assume or say, or think, or expect someone to apologize to me for that fact. Dayum . . .I don't want to know what it feels like to be a black man . . .it's bad enough that one day I might actually have to raise one and help him to make sense of his life in this Godforsaken country! God forbid I should ever run for office.