Sunday, December 21, 2008
2-Complaints from BW that W.E.B DuBois only used light-skinned women with naturally wavy hair as cover models for The Crisis Magazine.
3-Walter White of the NAACP dumping his Black wife of 20+ years for a White South African woman.
4-Dr. King cheating on Coretta with White women. All of which was audiotaped by Hoover's FBI, which tried to use these tapes to blackmail Dr. King into committing suicide.
5-Elijah Muhammad cheating on Sis. Clara Muhammad with dozens (if not hundreds) of mostly light-skinned women (and underage girls).
6-The Black Panthers' focus on having sex with non-Black women, as well as their extreme chauvinism.
7-Rev. "Baby Daddy" Jesse Jackson cheating on his wife. My mother kept an old magazine interview with Rev. Jackson from the early 1970s where he's quoted as saying "variety is the spice of life" when asked about his marriage.
8-Ben Chavis paying out NAACP money to settle a sexual harassment suit from a female employee.
9-Kweisi Mfume's scandal at the NAACP involving his womanizing. Also, didn't he have 5-6 sons out of wedlock (or something like that)?
Friday, December 5, 2008
"Even among professional circles in the BC, I'm seeing so much disdain and ridicule of BW who are focused on marriage, as if they're desperate and needy and have been "co-opted" by the patriarchy... when they're actually the smart ones. But no, the BC has to be so "different" and affirm countercultural mores that DO NOT WORK and we can't see the folly of our ways."
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
There are some people who deserved to be called out. I know I have issues, but at least I'm not a Apple freak. I went trolling in defense of those who dare to point out the flaws of the newest iPhone POS and submitted the following, seeming killing the thread (as per usual) :
I love the “ipod sucks” articles just for the iLoon replies. I have no problem with agreeing to disagree but there’s a special kind of defensiveness that comes from the Apple nuts. Just enjoy being a lemming and stop jumping down the throats of people who who dare to demand a bit of quality.
Have you figured out why I don't allow comments yet?
Friday, November 14, 2008
Just ONCE I would like to turn on HBO or Starz and the Casino Royale that comes on will be the one with David Niven and Peter Sellers, I was obsessed with that film as a kid (apparently so was Mike Myers). Call me when they remake that puppy...
Thursday, November 6, 2008
"I just can't picture being in a relationship or having sex at all. It's been so long it's like my imagination is tired of trying. I guess I always have a glimmer of hope; otherwise I wouldn't be on this board ranting about it all the time. But there is definitely a feeling of destiny to it all. As I get older, I'm beginning to come to the conclusion that its just never going to happen"
P.S. - I adore Michelle but hated that dress too.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Oh no... DUH!!! We knew nothing was going to happen to these guys. I knew long before it even went to the judge instead of a jury. I'm so sick of these "injustices" that only seem to happen to black people. Before you go call Sharpton then forget about the whole thing in a week, ask yourself: how come this doesn't happen any other ethnic group of people? Did this ever happen to a Jew? It has not, not because they bring up the Holocaust or call you an antisemite whenever criticized, it's because THEY PROTECT ONE ANOTHER AND THEY KNOW HOW TO THREATEN WITH THEIR MONEY! The so-called Black Community has money, we are major consumers, but until we re-learn the lessons from the Civil Rights movement, grow some balls and dignity and start screwing with Wall Street, we will continue to be seen as expendable sub-human criminals.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
THE FOLLOWING IN BLUE IS FROM HERE:This response from Yahoo Customer Service is in reference to the “Adult Content” removal even though the photo posted was “clean”. It explains it fairly well:
Thank you for writing to Yahoo! Member Directory.
We have checked your account and it shows that one of your Yahoo!
profiles was set to Adult Profile even though your photo was considered
‘clean’. If you received our email on 3/26/2008, it was because your
profile was marked as adult, regardless if your photo was adult in
nature or clean.
Before, if you have adult material that you’d like to use on your
Yahoo! Profile, you were asked to set up an Adult Profile. This will give you
the freedom in choosing the content you’d like to place there.
However, as of 2008/04/09, mature content is no longer permitted within
Yahoo! Profiles. As a result, all photos in profiles marked as “Adult”
will be removed. We suggest you to change the status of your adult
Yahoo! Profile to a public profile."
Revolting isn't it? Once again it's all about dumbing down and catering to the "children," even if you don't have any. I should delete all of my info email and all, but... I've had it so long and it's comfortable and to change my emails around now would take - oh forget it, I'll just uncheck the damn box...
God, I'm an ass.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
...and don't tell my mom.
(Mr. Art Critic huh?, does anybody know when this is coming to dvd?)
"We're making some changes that will affect one of your Yahoo!
profiles. After April 9, 2008, mature content will not be
permitted within Yahoo! Profiles.
In accordance with this new policy, users will no longer be able to
designate an "adult profile," and mature content will be removed.
The profile for the Yahoo! ID loolablue is marked "adult."
The picture associated with this profile will be removed and
deleted on April 9, 2008."
This is my profile picture, Soft Watch at the Moment of First Explosion by Salvador Dali.
It's not like I put up this one (which probably says more about me than I should share)... This, coupled with the super-fast dismissal of Penn Jillette from that piece of Disney crap Dancing with the Stars, confirms the continued fear of non-conformist thinking by middle America and the Bush-worshipping corporations in control of the media. I'm not saying that I'm some great innovator, but for Christ's sake, IT'S A PAINTING, THERE'S NOTHING REMOTELY SEXUAL ABOUT IT, YET IT'S CONSIDERED "ADULT???!!!" I may have to protest this on the basis of logic. I have some calls to make (as soon as I find the customer service number Yahoo likes to hide).
I've loved Penn and Teller since I saw them at the tender age of 13, I believe my first Broadway show. I marvel at how taste and perception changes with age, because both of them have a special place in my heart. Penn's radio show kept me company, and I was seriously bummed when it got the ax. That said, I also was keenly aware that he is definitely an acquired taste. Loud, honest, openly atheist and freakishly tall, I knew he would terrify middle America. This theory first struck me long before with the even shorter-lived NBC game show Identity. I'm surprised he made it as far as he did, because he spoke his mind, talked back to the judges, looked great and had a blast, totally unaffected and just himself - I voted via phone and email til I reached my limit, but deep down I knew it was for naught. The guy is just too intense... and the tie gag (though sexy and cute), probably didn't help. Oh well, fuck 'em Penn, I've loved you for twenty years, YOU WERE GREAT AND I DID (and still) CARE!!
Individuality, free thought and a quarter will get you a bag of cheese doodles.
UPDATE: for queries about your account, those Yahoo pussies will only talk to you via email!
Friday, March 14, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
You do the following:
1. Get Firefox, natch.
2. Get Greasemonkey extension.
3. Install this script.
Viola! Not only will Gmail Skins work, you'll also be able to use all the other extensions, scripts and styles for Gmail from Firefox! Oh happy day!!!
Monday, January 21, 2008
...but instead this is for those of you (including friends and family) that laughed at me because I had to work on MLK Day...
That felt good. Oh, by the way kiddies, those amazing protest photos with the picket signs and such from way back when, are longer relevant. Money talks, bullshit runs the marathon. Police brutality, racism, black female misogyny, BET... all of this madness can be stopped simply by PROTESTING WITH YOUR WALLET! The Montgomery Bus Boycott was all about people doing exactly that, and that must be done again on a larger scale. Let's take a cue from the Jews, they know how to threaten with their money (well, that and Israel). The reason why this nonsense continues is because "they" know that when something horrible goes down, we'll pitch a fit, call in Sharpton to get some photo-ops, then forget about it after a week or so. They know we're lazy and spoiled, they know we have no solidarity, our kids don't even try to hide their worthlessness (see the Jena Six boys at some award show). I know no one will see this, but damn, it makes me so sad to see these little girls out here with babies, the boys with their pants hanging past their asses, emulating PRISON culture, as if their aspiring to get there. Where are the parents? Why can't we get it together?
The last good episode of the Boondocks was the dream Huey had where MLK never actually died, he remained in a coma for many years to awaken in our time. He was not happy. Unlike the surprisingly happy ending in that episode, it was just a dream, still a dream, the message has definitely been lost and probably never to be found.
So there's my tribute to Martin Luther King, if he hadn't been shot, he probably would have committed suicide. Happy birthday.
I'm so sorry.