Posts Tagged ‘president’

So, it’s been a few days since I last dawned a bottle of spray paint and got busy on the Wall. Let’s see God… how do I get my mojo back?

Sleezy televangelists? Nah, been there recently. Done that. What about a God Sighting of the Month? I did miss a month but still managed the bruised for our iniquities line. Anything new and desperate about Ed Young? Meh.

Courtesy: AP

What could it be? Oh yeah… it’s been eons since we pointed our pentecostal finger at Louis Farrakhan.

And then, without further adieu, he’s back like that bad rash you get when your mama buys the generic detergent? The one that itches like sandpaper up and down the whole crack of your behind. No… just me?

Anywhoo, here he is bashing Whitey again and standing up for the president he believed was a one-trick pony… er, one-term guy. (Never mind that editorial there).

The 76-year-old leader said the “white right” was conspiring to make Obama a one-term president, and pointed to his stalled efforts to introduce health care legislation as proof. He said those opponents and lobbyists were trapping him into a future war with Iran that could lead to mass destruction.

See? That’s what I adore about narrow-minded folk. Whenever a man or woman fails to win an important debate, these dolts make it into an argument about race because that’s all they got to stand on. Farrakhan may as well call Obama a “house negro” and go about his way.

This is the leader of the free world, and you mean to tell me, he has to worry about the ubiquitous Whitey? Never mind the president’s political misgivings, the bad counsel and that fool he’s got running things as chief-of-staff. Oh no, it’s white folk that will be his demise.

Dressed in ornate creme robes, he addressed the president directly: “Your people are suffering. You can’t ease their plight, but you can use your bully pulpit. Speak for the poor. Speak for the weak… Put some money on back of us,” he said. “We can reform our people.”

If you mean the American people, then you would be right? MEMO to the Good Humor man wearing the Ice Cream suit: Unemployment, the economy, health care and overall despair even affects Whitey.

We are all in this together, but since you are so focused on sending us back to the bridge in Selma, Alabama, I suppose you will never get that through your heavily decorated fez, huh?

Moreover, the Farrakhan festivities at Saviour’s Day (A.K.A. W.D. Fard’s – founder of the NOI – birthday), lasted nearly four friggin’ hours. With that kind of leash, you knew some non-Kosher hambone would come thrashing out of his gullet, right?

Farrakhan said Obama’s current political difficulties began when he stood up to the Jewish lobby during an Oval Office meeting.”When they left the White House, his problems began,” Farrakhan said [in a recent Chicago Sun-Times article]. “The Zionists are in control of the Congress.

The Jews are coming. The Jews are coming. Dear Lawd Almighty, the Jews are coming. What a twit. Take it away Anti-Defamation League guy:

Anti-Defamation League Director Abraham Foxman responded: “Anybody who thought the old Farrakhan was gone: He never was. It’s the same Farrakhan: ugly and anti-Semitic. With age, he doesn’t get milder, he gets uglier.”

In other words, the more things change… the more they stay the same. Pity people can’t figure that aphorism out when it comes to this dude. His hatred has been the denigration of many a person – white, black, brown and all hues in-between. But as long as folk pay to hear this guy rant, rave and spew his vitriol for four hours, it will never stop.

Kinda like listening the extremists on either side of the aisle on Capitol Hill go at it. Ah, America. Ain’t it great? Same song, different verse. NEXT?!

Thanks to WOW News’ Dan Gilgoff of U.S. News’ “God & Country” fame, we have an interesting Gallup poll result that shows the most supportive and non-supportive religious groups of the BarackStar.

As much as the election cycle hit COGIC churches causing many pastors of the community to drool feverishly like Cujo, you would Protestants would skyrocket to the top of list. Nope.

Evidently, all this ballyhoo about socializeder, universal health care and offering every banking institution in this country a golden parachuteer, part of the stimulus package, it seems Jews heart the president.

Gallup Jews love the president

You do understand the irony here? Right?

President Obama isn’t the most “pro-Israeli” commander-in-chief. No, nothing about the whole “Hussein” thing; it’s his policy. Recently, in his United Nations’ speech, he declared, “Israel has been occupying the Palestinian State since 1967.”

While his ratings were glowing on Al-Jazzera TV, I’m sure there were a few Jews in this country – and their country – that weren’t too entirely thrilled to hear that mess.

Lots of American Jews, according to pollsters, tend to vote Democratic as seen in Florida and Pennsylvania last year. Notwithstanding that, this number has plummeted from 83 percent in January.

It seems all that shmoozing for Iranian favor has a few Jews… well, calling bupkes.

The moral of this poll? Anyone can fake it for a few months but after a while, even those you lie with begin to demand an explanation.

I must confess, I have never seen one second nor read one paragraph of the “Harry Potter” trilogy.

Why? Well, I’m more of a Star Wars buff, I don’t know. It just didn’t do anything for me. Maybe it’s because I’m older than one of R. Kelly’s girlfriends. Who knows?

ziggy and harry potterThat said, it’s huge. Every time that four-eyed, pre-pubescent mole hits the big screen, this country goes Hogwart Crazy. And one of the craziest is its author and uber-millionaire, J. K. Rowling.

The woman is the British Oprah, only without her own self-serving talk show (did I type that out loud).To her credit, she has sold more than 400 million books, was on welfare more than five years ago, one of top 10 richest women in the U.K. and is a notable philanthropist.

So, what do you get the woman who has everything? I’m not sure, but the one you don’t get her was found in a BBC News story as we discover President Bush allegedly objected to giving her the “Presidential Medal of Freedom.”

Matt Latimer, former speech writer for President George W Bush, said that some members of his administration believed her books promoted sorcery. As a result, she was never presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The claims appear in Latimer’s new book called Speechless: Tales of a White House Survivor.

Well, let’s get this straight, the other authors who won been this prestigious medal are Harper Lee (“To Kill a Mockingbird“) and John Steinbeck (“Of Mice & Men” and “The Grapes of Wrath“).

That’s two critically acclaimed authors of their generation and books that changed lives. From culture, race and philosophy, these books are regaled throughout time. And then, bringing up the rear is Rowling’s book about some nerdy sorcerer with a hankering of broom flying.

Yeah, that’s a match on the mantle, wouldn’t you say?

To wit all you Potter Homers, let’s not fret about this too bad for three obvious reasons:

  1. The books do promote sorcery. I mean, go to a toy store when that polished turd hits screens and tell me what you see? Faux magic books, brooms, witches’ cauldrons and all that implies. Get off your high horse and call a Voldemort what he is and move on.
  2. The Presidential Medal of Freedom means much more than making millions off teenage goobers. It’s the highest award given for meritorious service, and “to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.” Does this chic do any of that?!
  3. $798 million. Five books for an average of  $159,600,000 each time her publisher says, “Ka-ching!” In other words, if she wants one that bad, go buy one. Just sayin’.
In Memoriam

In Memoriam... into perpetuity

It was one of those days when everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing when the World Trade Center towers plummeted to the ground that fateful day on September 11, 2001.

I lost a few friends – both in working circles and a boy in blue. Maybe you did too?

So… have you forgotten?

Many people have opinions, and like a hole in your butt, most stink. Even more people have a story, grueling to tell and chilling to hear.

But do you know, or have your forgotten, the stark numbers behind the day known for only its own numbers?

New York Magazine created the rundown list, which quite honestly, should be the only math people do today.

That amazing list is a stark reminder of those we lost, the pain it caused and the grief that still exists to this day. Again, remember?

When you have time, Wall Watchers. pray – for our great country, our civil servants in uniform who sacrifice their lives daily, our president and leaders of state, and our holistic protection.

And in case, you – like so, so many in this country have forgot – this day shouldn’t spark political debate but moments of silence. Dispel of the pointing of fingers and decide to give someone a hand. Ignore those dolts who find pleasure in controversy and focus on those who are still dealing with the pain.

In other words, never forget. Never. God bless America. Remember?

We already know how hard the BarackStar pledged his support to God while courting the hard religious right. (By the way, how’s that commitment card to Christ working out anyway?)

However, there’s been a recent rash of “But I love Jesus too” commentary coming from the really cheap seats. I’m talking about the fools who have soiled their public offices for all the world to see.

God politicsWhy is that every politician wants to hurl their ACLU card in everyone’s faces when litigation shows up, but when scandal comes knocking on their door, they are ready to let us all know how they are a soldier in the army of the Lord?

Thanks to some well-applied masonry by WOW News’ “Bible Belt Blogger,” we have a doltish duo issuing their God card in the press:

In the Washington Times, we see AWOL South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford taking the time to mail in a repentant letter from South America vowing “to fight on for conservative causes and for ‘what God wanted me to do with my life.'”

Yes, Gov. I’m sure shtupping with some dime-store chica you met online is precisely what God wanted for you. And, speaking of Governors who just don’t know when to fish or cut bait:

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (and his pet hair piece) was once again interviewed and he went all holy saying, “I believe there is a purpose behind all that has happened to us. And maybe God has a plan for me to be an instrument for good. And that the troubles we are facing, the lies, the abandonment, the heartbreak, the pain, are all obstacles in the journey we must make, where like the stories in the Bible, God brings good out of bad.”

After being impeached, failing as your own attorney, parading across the country like a color-blind peacock and later arrested by the FBI, that would be nice to believe. Keep combing it forward… eh, paying it forward, Rod.

And then to make this salt-and-pepper shaker set of dunderheads a nice, sweet troika, should we discuss a former Veep candidate, Former U.S. Senator John Edwards?

Faith was huge on his platform, but his witness kinda went the way of new Coke and the Chia Pet when he decided to cheat on his wife, lie about the paternity of his illegitimate child… and oh yeah, while his wife was fighting for her life with cancer.

Stay classy, holmes.

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life (Galatians 6:7-8 NIV).

I am all for repentance, getting your life right and – in Blago’s case – jailhouse conversions, but don’t speak it if you can’t sell it. Sure, God is love. Yes, he has a plan for your life. But if you are going to use Jesus to keep your 15 minutes alive and kicking, wait a while…

Trust me, you got caught once. It’ll happen again.