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When Harry Met Salad: Afrocity Encounters The Organic Police April 27, 2010

The flowering of the organic produce culture during the 1990’s never quite spread to my stomach or the dwindling funds available in my pocket book.  I have nothing against organic produce.  I just do not buy it on the regular basis.

I have great respect for our society’s heightened awareness concerning the dangers of pesticides and other toxins used in the farming industry. However, I don’t lose any sleep over eating a “conventional” non-organic anjou pear.

Do I care about my diet?

Am I concerned with what goes into my body?  Yes, of course I am. Truthfully,  I am more worried about my salt intake and sugary food consumption than I am about the pesticide levels in my ginger beer.

For the purposes of full disclosure, recently I have not been happy with my choice of diet.  I eat a lot of Kettle Brand Sea Salt and Vinegar potato chips.  Burgers and fries make my menu when I can’t afford the time to make a real meal. Pizza on Friday nights. Ice cream, cake, lots of carbs. I work and I get too lazy to cook. The microwave is my saving grace when I pop in a Stoufer’s Swedish Meatball frozen meal.

I should eat healthier meals, get more grains and fiber in my diet -drink more water.  There are times when I actually do decide to work on my eating habits.   This past Sunday was one of those times.

I had just made a stop to my local Blockbuster Video and rented Crazy Heart and The Lovely Bones.   The Whole Foods store was a hop skip and a jump around the corner from Blockbusters. I thought I would pick up something good for my body.  Yesm the Kettle chips were there but I would also get salad fixings, some fiber filled smoothie juices, maybe some smoked salmon.

Brevity marks my strategy to sane, calm, uneventful visits to Whole Foods Market.  Let’s face it.  Whole Foods is a liberal’s haven. Hemp muffins, organic cat food, Obama sweat pants, white guys with dreds…Peace, love and liberalism. Afrocity gets a rash when she is in the place for too long.  I hit the automatic door, breeze past the floral section, make a bee line for the Naked juice section.

Round the corner past the seafood counter and stock boy who smells like cumin and gluten free cookies, pick up a can of Wellness cat food just in case I am too busy to make it to my regular pet store.

As I near the counter, I grab an evil salt and grease bag of Kettle sea salt chips.  Then presto, I am out of there like a happy tea partier.

That is usually how it works. ..How it was supposed to work until Sunday April 25th. This one particular cold rainy Chicago day was full of monkey wrenches. My visit to Whole Foods was one of them.

Everything was proceeding as planned.  I got my Naked Juice it was on sale for $4.99.   I decided that I needed more fiber. Salads are fun and I could throw in some avocados. Hmmm think I will get some pre-packaged salad and this is where things went terribly wrong for me.

AFROCITY: [Stands looking at refrigerated salad selections.  Organic choices, arugula (ugh), Boston Lettuce. Notes that the same bag of Fresh Express pre-cut salad is a whole dollar cheaper at other Chicago markets.  Does not really want to pay $3.99 for a bag of salad…Maybe wants spinach but would like something with crunch like iceberg.  Sees a bag that costs $2.49 on high shelf .  Notices a Whole Foods employee with long dreds wearing a do-rag,  stocking bags of salad. Decides to ask him help her get bag of iceberg lettuce  salad because she is too short and his cart of boxes is in her way]  Excuse, me could you reach that for me? [Points to bag of salad]

PRODUCE GUY:   Sure. [He reaches for bag of salad, hands to Afrocity]

AFROCITY:   Thank you. [Takes bag of salad.  Notices that it is smaller than it appeared on the shelf.  Sees that it is organic and realizes why it was $2.49 for a smaller portion.   Stands there holding bag of organic salad. Feels like it is not a good bargain.  Could use some spinach anyway.  Hmmmmm…Sigh…Well Fresh Express is $3.99 but it is a bigger bag and has more varieties like 50/50 (half iceberg/half spinach)…Okay will go with the Fresh Express…Now what to do with this bag of salad that I won’t buy.  Leave it here on top of the bananas?  Will just ask nice produce guy to put salad back]

Can you put this back for me? I have decided that I do not want it. [hands bag of salad back to produce man]

PRODUCE GUY: [looking puzzled takes bag of salad and places it back on shelf]

AFROCITY: [Turns and grabs bag of Fresh Express 50/50 drops in basket turns to leave]

PRODUCE GUY: Oh, no. Wrong move. You put back the organic.

AFROCITY: [startled] Excuse me?

PRODUCE GUY:   You just traded that bag of organic salad for a bag that is filled with toxins

AFROCITY:   …um…yes I know [and don’t care] I know.

PRODUCE GUY: Organic is better for your body that was a wrong move.

AFROCITY: [shugs shoulders]

Yeah, yeah [tries to walk away, realizes that produce guy has come to stand in front of her]

PRODUCE GUY:  [looking manic while pointing to bag of salad in Afrocity’s basket]  Do you know what they do to that salad…They wash it with chemicals-

AFROCITY [irritated] I KNOW okay. [brushes by produce guy]

PRODUCE GUY: That goes into your body and builds up over time-

AFROCITY:   [pissed off and feeling judged] Look, I am an adult. I do not drink or smoke. I have never taken drugs in my entire life if I want to eat-

PRODUCE GUY:   No! That does not matter. It is not about not smoking or drinking. The toxins build up in your body from eating inorganic and your not smoking is not doing you any good if you continue to poison your system with non-organic products-

AFROCITY:   [abruptly walks away knowing this guy obviously has control issues and is some sort of organic junkie freak-a-zoid. rolls eyes. Disperse immediately. Moonbat alert ]

Immediately after this rude encounter, there was little I could do to contain my disgust.   I stomped to the snack aisle and grabbed my Kettle chips, slammed them into my basket. Checked out in a huff.  How dare he lecture me? It is really not any of his business what I put into my body.  I bet he is a liberal and I bet he is pro-choice. How would he feel if a pro-lifer was outside of Planned Parenthood telling women “Don’t go in there. Do you know what that will do to your body?”

If I want to eat conventional, non-organic ginger root that is my damn business and I do not need employees of grocery stores looking down their noses at me. I mean WTF is happening to this country?   The entire exchange reminded me of the Sylvester Stalone movie Demolition Man (1993).  Stalone  plays a policeman that is cryogenically frozen in the year 1996 and reawakens to face crime and a new world in the year 2032.   One of my favorite scenes in the movie involves Stalone and Sandra Bullock who is his partner.   In this YouTube clip at about 4:46, Stalone is at a dinner and wants salt on his meal. Bullock explains to him that salt is not illegal.

In 1993 when I first saw this movie, I really did not believe that our society would ever come to this.  Now I am no longer so certain.  We have sin tax on everything from bottled water to candy bars. You get taxed for tanning.  New York wants to ban salt.  Whole Foods baggers look at you like you are Hitler’s hairstylist if you request a paper bag. Of course you are a total ugly wasteful American if you do not bring your own bags to the grocery store.  So what now?  You can’t pick up a harmless bag of conventional salad without a pap smear invasive lecture from some produce guy?

Liberals are all about choice when it comes to abortion but what about everything else? They tell us that we should not have guns.  We should not be allowed to pray in school, unless you are of course Middle Eastern or some other non-American then it is kewl to let you openly observe your religion.  You can’t be a Tea Partier without being a racist.  You must get government health care. You must pay taxes.

Where has the choice gone? To the dogs? Or should I say jackasses?

Compromised organic lifehood was my judgment.  Guilty as charged. Velcro some scarlet letter on my chest.  But I am Afrocity and Afrocity does not go down without a fight.  This morning I called Whole Foods and asked to speak with a manager. I explained the incident to her and she was quite thoughtful. She agreed that the produce man’s behavior was inappropriate.  I further pressed the issue by saying if Whole Foods feels that conventional produce is bad for its customers then they should not be selling it. The manager agreed and felt it was wrong for the employee to “bad mouth” a product that was sold in its store. She fully understood my humiliation and apologized.

I appreciated her response and felt satisfied with the outcome of my complaint.

The moral of this true incident is simple.  It is not the place of anyone to decide what we should and should not consume, especially the Federal Government.  Regulation of drugs, tobacco, and pesticides is one thing but when the government begins to micromanage our food choices, America loses that freedom and liberty luster that makes it shine. If I want salt on my chocolate cake and my blood pressure is as high as a kite that is my business.  Food, like sexual partners, is a lifestyle choice. Some eat healthier than others.  Some women like other women. It is your business what you do with your life as long as you are not hurting other people.  We do not need whistler blowers coming up with a blacklist of people who eat non-organic produce anymore than we need a list of women considering abortions.

Now let There Be Peas and Choice on Earth!!!

Autographed Letter Signed,

AFROCITY

 

Black Tea and Sympathy: Will Olbermann Attend Dallas Tea Party??? February 24, 2010

It does not come as any surprise to me that the prestige of MSNBC is wearing thin among sane non-Kool Aid drinking Americans.

Nevertheless, we must challenge the residual ignorance that blankets the remaining 650,000 viewers MSNBC receives per day.

Kudos to the  Dallas Tea Party Organization for challenging  Keith Olberman and MSNBC to look at the lack of diversity in their own media outlet.

This repudiation of Olbermann’s statements has been a long time coming.  I have had it with the mainstream media pretending that people of color in the Tea Parties do not exist.  The same assumption is made concerning the Republican Party as a whole.  African Americans that choose conservatism are marginalized to salt and pepper on an iceberg sized steak.  We are characterized as mere tokens used as black up.

Will Olberman show?  Of course not.  He may risk some violence from all of the angry gun toting racist like Dallas Latina conservative, Katrina Pierson or Alfonzo Rachel (aka ZoNation)- an African American Republican.

Even the above examples do not account for all of the diversity within the Republican Party.

There are women, physically challenged persons, Asians, Jews,  gays and lesbians all in the Republican Party.

Any person who attempts to prove this to the mainstream media- is quickly shut down, marginalized, invalidated, and branded as “stoopid”.

Republican National Committee Chairman, Michael Steel is constantly belittled as someone who “should thank Barack Obama for his job”.    Liberals believe had it not been for Obama paving the way in the struggle for the brutha, Michael Steel would not have a career, let alone have been selected as RNC chairman.  MSNBC never reported that Steele was not the only African American on the RNC ballot. They never mentioned that Steele was once the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, a FOX NEWS contributor,  a former GOP senatorial candidate,  and quite active in the Republican Party  BEFORE OBAMA WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT.

To assume that Michael Steele was only elected as RNC chair because he was black is sort of racist isn’t it?  How would MSNBC like it if we said that Rachel Maddow was the token lesbian?

MSNBC will never interview this man:

MSNBC will never send reporters to cover this event:

The Dallas Tea Party Organization is awaiting your reply Mr. Olbermann.  Or will you make the entire Tea Party, The Worse Person of the Week simply for extending you an invitation?  I am betting that somehow Mr. Olbermann will find the underpinnings of racism within the video. It will be akin to the snuff film of the decade. Yeah, that’s it Katrina Pierson was forced to be in the video because her family was being held hostage somewhere in an Atlanta peach orchard by Rush Limbaugh.


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AFROCITY

 

Diversity Fatigue Friday: The Past Makes Imperfect Sense February 12, 2010

Are you at all surprised by anything that is occurring with the Obama administration? Did you expect things to be worse or better than they have turned out to be? In my case, I suppose that I expected pretty much what we experiencing now but to a lesser extent. Sure, Obama’s failure can be food for the conservative’s soul however, what does all of this really say about the future of politics in America? We elected an empty Ivy League educated suit, for the second time or perhaps third or even fourth. For some, electing Obama was a break from the crusty old white men of POTUS yesteryear. But how big a break was it? However illegitimate the liberals suspicions of racism on the part of voters against Barack Obama, we must acknowledge that our country fell for the bait and elected a man because of what was on the outside rather than the inside. For many, Obama’s election was a historic moment, a black man in office…FINALLY!!! But at what cost? Even as some liberals begin to mildly criticize the Obama administration, they remain loyal to the “we elected the right man” meme. They remain loyal to man that promised change and jobs.

The unfolding truth of President Obama, does little to confirm their fantasies.

You got your man, a black man, and that is exactly what you voted for. The Tea Party Movement has developed in large measure as not only a revolt against the Obama administration and Washington insiders but hopfully also the way we elect these people to our highest offices. Who says that our president always has to come from an Ivy League university? Possess a law degree and a penis?

There are many ways in which we could be diverse in choosing our elected officials. Color and sex does not have to be one of them.
Yes, Sarah Palin is a woman and it would indeed have been a historic moment if John McCain had won the presidency. Her vagina was not her only claim to diversity. There was those kids, and that “provincial” world view that drove the liberals crazy.

She didn’t go to school in the right places or wear the right clothes. When she did wear the right clothes, she was accused of spending too much money on them.

When it comes to choosing our president many Americans  propose that they do not desire Washington insiders. They claim to be anti-establishment, against the status quo.  But how can you aspire to be against the norm in Washington when you voted for Barack Obama?  He was the same Ivy League, lobbyist coddling, slick, Washington insider as the rest of them…only he can in a darker variety.

So much for true diversity.

For your viewing pleasure is this classic clip from an episode of  70’s Norman Lear sitcom, The Jeffersons.  Here characters George Jefferson and Tom Willis grapple with whether or not they should vote for a candidate because of his skin color.

Autographed Letter Signed,

AFROCITY


 

Diversity Fatigue Alert: Your RACE CARD HAS BEEN DECLINED November 20, 2009

Readers may have noticed that Afrocity has been on the hibernation tour. Burned out/fed up on all of the bullshit.

Obviously I need a pick me up. A shot in the arm from some conservative comrades.  Alas, I am in Chicago. There are none. Only murders, cover-ups, cold weather, exorbitant taxes and Obama heads.

Even-so in this topsy-turvy political world called Chicago, there was one highlight. Mike Huckabee was coming to a nearby suburban Borders book store.  I was craving a conservative fix and Fox News just not cutting it.  Ironically, Al Gore was appearing the very next day in Chicago. No 35 mile drive to the burbs.

In the end, I saw neither man.  Which one tempted me the most? Mike Huckabee of course. There is nothing worse than having to face your formerly liberal conscience  to say that you do not give a rat’s ass about seeing the “goracle”. A man that you once voted for because you thought he would have made a great president but now you find him to be truly stomach turning.  I can hear him screaming that I am not green therefore I am racist.

Replace “green” with “supporting the health care bill”  and according to the honorable Jesse Jackson that makes Afrocity a racist too.

From this article in The Hill

Hat tip Bald Man Moody:

Jesse Jackson: ‘You can’t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man’

By Mike Soraghan – 11/18/09

The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Wednesday night criticized Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) for voting against the Democrats’ signature healthcare bill.

“We even have blacks voting against the healthcare bill from Alabama,” Jackson said at a reception Wednesday night. “You can’t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man.”

Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala). According To Jesse Jackson, he cannot call himself a black man because he voted against the health care reform bill.

Not a black man because he voted against the health care reform bill.

The remark stirred a murmur at the reception, held by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation as part of a series of events revolving around the 25th anniversary of Jackson’s run for president. Several CBC members were in attendance, including Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), who’d introduced Jackson.

Davis, who is running for governor, is the only black member of Congress from Alabama.

He is also the only member of the CBC to have voted against the healthcare bill earlier this month.

Davis referred to Jackson’s 1988 run for president in a statement, issued through his office, that said he would not engage Jackson on his criticism.

“One of the reasons that I like and admire Rev. Jesse Jackson is that 21 years ago he inspired the idea that a black politician would not be judged simply as a black leader,” Davis’s statement said. “The best way to honor Rev. Jackson’s legacy is to decline to engage in an argument with him that begins and ends with race.”

Jackson said later that he “didn’t call anybody by name and I won’t.”

He added that he wasn’t saying that black lawmakers must vote a certain way. Instead, they should vote the interests of the people in their districts, and he said the healthcare bill would help Alabama because it’s one of the poorest states in the country.

“The poorest people need healthcare protection,” Jackson said. “They have the highest infant mortality and the lowest life expectancy. They’re dying from lack of access.”

Other members of the CBC found no fault in Jackson’s words. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) was in the audience. He called Jackson’s criticism of Davis “accurate,” but said he did not hear Jackson say “You can’t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man.”

Now you know what Afrocity would say: Country before race, gender or party!!!

What gives Rev. Jesse Jackson the right to say who is and isn’t black? Look Jesse…Thank you for your contributions to African American history but you of all people, the man who stood by Martin Luther King Jr.’s side as he was assassinated should know that no man worth his salt will be intimated by the hateful words and deeds of others.

I suppose you voted for Obama while secretly wanting to cut off his nuts because ….he was black?

Jesse are you OK? Are we talking about the same man who fought for the civil rights of others? Now you have the audacity to take away someone’s “black card” (As if there should even be such an idiotic thing) because they voted against the health care bill?

Who died and made you the melanin fairy?

At precisely the point where we are in a so called “post racial America”, the weak Uncle Tom vs. the symbolic black Patriarchal Mandingo leadership meme once again attempts to strip power and virility from any person of color that dares to cut the cord with Democrats. Sounds like a plantation to me.

It is hard to imagine such idiocy but while we are speaking of race baiting morons, Chris Mathews was in rare form while describing a Sarah Palin book signing tour stop in Michigan:

I agree with Goldberg and while we are on the subject…Hey Chris Mathews how many black people live in your Upper Westside posh apartment complex in NYC?

Autographed Letter Signed,

AFROCITY


 

Diversity Fatigue Friday:A Guide To Collecting Racial Antiques July 24, 2009

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Last night I went to bed and cried.

I thought the kitchen table conversations I overheard between my mother and grandmother about how cruel whites are towards blacks were over.  To my dismay they are not. It is unfortunate that I am beginning to wonder if my fellow African Americans want those conversations to be over. Isn’t that what post-racism is about?

In 2009, I can walk on a bus and sit anywhere I please. I am told by the liberals that I owe this to the Democratic Party.

In 2009, certainly I would have to search high and low in a Macy’s department store for that “colored” rest room. Hurry up, I need to find it. Afrocity’s gotta pee.

Didn’t we elect a black man as our president? Aren’t two little black girls swing setting in front of the White House while a Portuguese Water Dog is eating caviar and slurping Evian Water from George Washington’s spit bowl?

What’s going on? CNN is running it BLACKS IN AMERICA PART 432.  What is this nostalgia for the pre-civil rights days that is plaguing liberals?

The hyped up ideological importance that has been given to race and gender over the last two years is proof that we have issues in America. Of course we do. We are not alone in this. Take a look at the women protesters in Iran.  Where ever there is difference, there will be division and conflict.  That can be differences in skin color, class, gender, religious beliefs etc.   It is also human nature.

When confronted by Sarah Palin women, particularly those who identified themselves as feminists faced the uncomfortable questions of gender loyalty.  Again I ask, as women are we more unified by gender than we are divided by political ideologies, race, class, or religious beliefs?   Judging from the woman on woman criticism waged towards Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton, I would answer that question with a qualified NO.

Yes we are all women but we are individuals.

While one woman was raised by devout Baptist minister in Texas, a man who spent his Saturdays standing on  I-35  with huge posters of bloodied aborted fetuses;  another woman may have been raised by an atheist single mom, who grew medicinal herbs in her Brooklyn brownstone window box, while working a day job at Planned Parenthood in Queens.   Both women share identical genitalia in the sense that yes they pee sitting down, and they have a vagina. Does it mean that they will be best buds, trading feminist cards over gazpacho and tapas? No.

racistObamaImage9Let’s bring race into the  mix.  How can we not? Our president loves doing it so much.

I am African American, which makes me a person of color. President Barack Obama is Kenyan American, which makes him a person of color. In generic terms, we are both black.

I am a conservative. Barack Obama is not.

Can someone please explain to me why people assume that I voted for him?  The only ones who don’t are PUMAs and my Republican friends.

I am the one on the left with the white hood on.

I am the one on the left with the white hood on.

No one asks me if I am an Obama supporter because they see my skin color and assume that I am a liberal and a Democrat. They also assume that I am voting for Obama because he is black- like me.  Just once I would like someone to ask me what my political affiliation is- just once.  I should not hold my breath because it will never happen.  When faced with the raving Obamabot who bashes Sarah Palin in front of me or calls Hillary Clinton a post menopausal racist, there is this temptation on my part to blurt out “I AM A REPUBLICAN” . Scrap the temptation part. I have done it. What happens?  The O-bot launches verbal attacks against anything that comes from my mouth, they assume that I supported Bush, they assume that I am pro-life. In effect they put up a shield.  Or they attempt to convert me to liberalism.

No one leaves the party of ass without ripped clothing and hoof prints on their backs.  No one leaves without being stalked by the well meaning friend who checks up on you.

“Did you hear Obama’s press conference last night?”

“Yes, the one that was about health care? I saw it.”

“Isn’t Obama great? And my gawd what is happening to black people in this country. Racial profiling in 2009, I mean come on. “

“Well, I do not believe it was racial profiling, just an unfortunate event that was exploited by Barack Obama as a means to distract from the issue of health care.”

“I do not agree with that. Having Obama as president has proves that we still have problems with racism. Look at the nasty things he and his wife faced from right wing extremists like Sarah Palin- yelling KILL HIM at McCain rallies. I know that you are a Republican but surely you must agree that the party only attacks Obama out of deep seated fear of change and diversity.”

“ Hmm, I don’t see it that way. What I do know is that every since Obama’s inauguration, I have found is myself talking about blacks and being black more than I ever have in my entire life.  What I am seeing now is blacks being portrayed as victims of society again. I did not realize how oppressive it is to be black until Obama reminded me of it.”

Sorry readers, I can’t go on anymore. I have an underground railroad train to catch.

What year is this advertisement from, 2008?

What year is this advertisement from, 2008?

Autographed Letter Signed,

AFROCITY

 

Conservative Night Cap: Still Stitching, Still Bitching July 23, 2009

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Today was pretty busy for me,  I posted about Obama and his farce of a press conference at a relatively early for me.  It is not easy being a one woman blog. Unfortunately unlike my PUMA pals at The Confluence, I don’t have a Fantastic Four, five or six,  rotation blogger team ready to jump in when Afrocity is too tired, or on a business trip, or just plain too angry to blog.

Ok, to be fair -not that there would be a boatload of conservative PUMA bloggers to join forces with me anyway. Elderj  aka “The Black Commenter” is the only other conservative PUMA I know besides myself. Afrocity is on her own here.

It is appropriate to lable this poster as racist.

It is appropriate to label this poster/flyer as racist.

After posting, I got dressed and went about my day.  I watched a bit of Fox News. No one was mentioning the Obama response on the Cambridge Police Department.  How strange , I thought but then again Obama is the man who got away with comparing Sarah Palin to a pig.

“Phony Outrage”, is how then presidential candidate Barack Obama scripted criticism of his remarks.  His response reminded me of that of a frat boy  date rapist. The sort of man that coaxes you into not calling the authorities because his family is more influential than yours.

The mainstream media resides so deep in his pocket that they must feast daily on his clothes lint.

If Barack Obama says it didn’t happen, then it did not happen. I figured the media had ignored yet another example of Obama’s deeply arrogant and race baiting nature.

I was wrong . While riding in my car, I tuned in to the Rush Limbaugh show and thankfully Rush was on top of it.  Thanks Rush for pointing out that this “Post Racial” garbage is just that- garbage.  I have included some of the Rush Limbaugh transcript.

I have also included a clip of White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs speaking with Rachel Maddow about Obama’s remarks on the Cambridge Police.

I find Rachel Maddow to be an utter disappointment as a journalist. She is a Kool Aid drinker, and says  Obama’s joke about “being shot” was funny. “It was a good joke”, Maddow says.  give me a break.

FROM THE RUSH LIMBAUGH SHOW:

RUSH: Okay.  So I’ve long thought that there’s a chip on the shoulder here, and that there’s a little anger out there at the country based on who his mentors, associates, all that were.  Gates was not “stopped.” This was not a profiling case.  Let’s review what happened. To the best of my knowledge, a neighbor sees Gates. (interruption) Okay.  Okay.  Oh, okay.  A friend and driver of the car, in addition to Gates, tried to get in the house.  Gates and one other person.  And some neighbor said, “Whoa, what was that? That doesn’t look right.” They called the police. My first reaction would be to thank the neighbor for looking out for me.  But I guarantee you the neighbor is also going to be, before this is all over, a racist. In Cambridge now. We’re talking Harvard, Cambridge!

We’re talking idyllic liberal setting.  It may as well be Duke.  May as well be the lacrosse team here.  May as well be that dancer.  Gates and a friend break in, and the cops show up, and apparently all hell breaks loose inside the house, handcuffs and so forth.  Obama doesn’t know what all happened — and we don’t, either.  There are five or six different versions of what went on in there.  We still really don’t know.  Bill Cosby has come out today in Boston, and he can’t believe the president would say what he said about this admitting he doesn’t know all the facts.  So Obama wasn’t quite through.  After taking this incident — where Gates was not stopped. He was not pulled over. The cops were called there by somebody in the neighborhood.  This was not a profiling incident.  Here’s more from President Obama.

OBAMA: When I was in the state legislature in Illinois, we worked on a racial profiling, uh, bill because there was indisputable evidence that blacks and Hispanics were being stopped disproportionately. Uh, and that is a sign, an example of how, you know, race remains a factor in the society.  That doesn’t lessen the incredible progress that has been made. I am standing here as testimony to the progress that’s been made, and yet the fact of the matter is that, you know, this still haunts us.

RUSH: Okay, wasn’t supposed to.  We’re supposed to be beyond all this now, right?  Postpartisan, postracial.  So last week we dump on the white firefighters; this week from the Oval Office… Obama’s buddies at ACORN dumping on the white firefighters in New Haven.  This week from actually the East Room we now start dumping on cops.  The cop in question, Sergeant James Crowley, had this exchange with an unidentified reporter.

REPORTER: Mr. Gates has asked you for an apology.  What is your reaction to that?

CROWLEY: There will be no apology.

REPORTER: Does it…? Is this now and ever no apology?

CROWLEY: Yes.

RUSH: No apology. He didn’t do anything wrong.  We’ve heard now this guy gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to Reggie Lewis of the Boston Celtics who’d had a heart attack. He’s black. The cop was even citing this. “I didn’t see race. I saw a human being in distress,” and the neighbor in Cambridge, a neighbor of Professor Gates.  This is quick.  It’s five seconds long.

NEIGHBOR: I would have to say, you know, it was — as the police report said — “belligerent.”

RUSH: He was belligerent, talking about Gates.  Now, here’s Charlie Ogletree, Harvard professor, Gates’ lawyer, on ABC’s Good Morning America.  The question: “What was your client’s reaction to the president’s comments tonight?”

 

Hound Dog Tales and Bee Bop Fables:The Blacks Who Cried Post-Racial Racism June 30, 2009

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A shepherd-boy, who watched a flock of sheep near a village,

brought out the villagers three or four times by crying out, “Wolf! Wolf!”

and when his neighbors came to help him, laughed at them for their pains.
The Wolf, however, did truly come at last.

The Shepherd-boy, now really alarmed, shouted in an agony of terror:

“Pray, do come and help me; the Wolf is killing the sheep”;

but no one paid any heed to his cries, nor rendered any assistance.

The Wolf, having no cause of fear, at his leisure lacerated or destroyed the whole flock.
There is no believing a liar, even when he speaks the truth.

-Aesop from “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”

The subject of this post is so hilarious that I was elated when someone finally loaded the following clip from the O’reilly Factor on You Tube.  It is about charges from the African American community that the media being racist in its coverage of recently deceased pop music icon Michael Jackson. I warned you in my Sunday Soliloquy post that this would be coming.  While watching television interviews of African American celebrities who discussed the passing of Michael, I noticed a certain …..ummm…defensiveness whenever they were asked about Michael’s use of prescription drugs, the allegations of pedophilia that were brought against him, or his ever lightening skin complexion.  There is no doubt that Michael Jackson was a very talented artist and like most artists: Van Gogh, Elvis Presley, Picasso, Woody Allen,  Mr. Jackson led a very colorful or colorless life depending on how you look at him. Michael had some issues (you know he did)  and I see nothing wrong with the media bringing up those controversial issues during interviews.  There is nothing racist about it.  Michael’s iconic status is not only about his musical gifts and tremendous dancing ability, it also encompasses our memories of him as a person- a human being who was indisputably talented but like all of us, not without sin or mistakes.

thats_racist_animatedThis clip explores accusations made by Sean “P Diddy”  Colmes and Jamie Foxx at Sunday’s Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards that the media coverage of Michael Jackson’s death is racially biased against him and his legacy. I cannot believe that Fox News commentator,Dr. Lamont Hill charges that white deceased entertainers are treated differently or in this case given more respectful coverage by the media than black entertainers

Elvis Presley died about two weeks after my birthday in 1977 since then I have not seen the media cover the death of a musical celebrity so extensively until Michael Jackson. In fact, I would argue that Michael is receiving more media coverage due to technological innovations.  Before August 16, 1977, I had never heard of Elvis Presley and did not know a hound dog from a blue suede shoe. My mother was not a fan of his. As an adult , I would find out that she held animosity for Elvis, alleging that he had stolen most of his music and moves from African American entertainers like Chuck Berry.   That August day remains clear in my mind because while mother was not a fan of Elvis, she had lost a piece of her past.

The main crux of Dr. Hill’s argument relies on media coverage comparisons of Elvis Presley and  his one time son-in-law Michael Jackson.

07-presley_deathBoth Michael and Elvis are music icons, both died during the summer, relatively young and under similar circumstances -i.e. heart attack via  pill and needle peddling greedy handlers. However, one died in 1977, the other in 2009.  That is a 32 year difference. Do you know how much the media has changed in 32 years?  In 1977, you never would have heard about Monica Lewinsky and her navy blue Gap dress on NBC News. You would not have known that Rock Hudson or the 2nd Darren on Bewitched was a homosexual. Even pianist Liberace would not commit to that label at the time.  That is what STAR Magazine and the Enquirer were for. That is what tell all books were for. Two weeks before the death of Elvis a book was published by several members of his entourage the “Memphis Mafia”  about Elvis’s drug use. It was entitled Elvis What Happened? Here is vintage footage of an interview of Sonny West:

Golly gee did they say DEMEROL??????PILL POPPING??? Wasn’t Elvis white? How could they say those things about a white man?  I was a child and I knew that the death of Elvis was drug related because that was all that was talked about. Of course it was not from the lips of Walter Cronkite or Dan Rather but somehow I knew about.

We live in the time of the first black President of the United States of America. The memo said we are officially living in POST-RACIAL  America. Yet I have seen more bullshit phony racism/faux discrimination claims on the part of African Americans than I ever have before in my life. Everyone is a racist now. If you are against affirmative action because you feel that there is no longer a need for racial quotas and group preferences then by golly you are a racist. If you bring up the child molestation charges that Michael Jackson faced, you are a being a racist.

And by the way damn-it, according to Jamie Foxx, Michael Jackson belongs to black people anyway.

It is surprising to me that in this day and age many of my fellow African Americans are alluding to Obama hater drama and race card shuffling in every minute aspect of everyday life. Phony racist outrage in particular, such as the one surrounding this Michael Jackson coverage are so ludicrous and based in speculation that we are diluting any efforts to truly combat real racism such as the example depicted in the photo with which this post began.

Obama wrong2009 is not 1977.

This should be a watershed year for healthy and balanced racial relations. Instead it is a bullshit year of faux outrage and gratuitous accusations of racism. Yesterday the Supreme Court ruling on the Ricci case sent liberals whining that our civil rights are being eroded because the court ruled 5-4 that white fire fighters were treated unjustly due to the city of New Haven throwing out test results that did not favor minorities. Do you get that just because the black fire fighters did poorly on the test, it does not , mean that the results should have been thrown out for the white firefighters?  That is racism. What if the blacks had done well on the test and the results were retained? Would the actions of the New Haven FD have then been satisfactory?

Is America taking crazy pills?  Suddenly I am on liberal blogs arguing “hey in my opinion we no longer need affirmative action. I feel that there is enough equal opportunity out there that I don’t need AA.”

Isn’t this the change Obama was seeking?

Yet liberals are still basically arguing that America is inherently racist and yes Afrocity you poor black girl you do still need to be “helped” by racial quotas.You are so weak and helpless and no white person would hire you without this after all SCOTUS nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayer admitted that her test scores were not good enough to get into Princeton:

Sotomayor: Affirmative Action Sent Me to Princeton

FOXNews.com

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Judge Sonia Sotomayor says she is a “perfect affirmative action baby,” and that she was accepted to Princeton and Yale despite her lackluster test performance compared to other applicants.

She made these comments in a video dating back to “early ’90s” that she submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week as part of her Supreme Court nomination process.

Sotomayor admitted that her acceptance to the Ivy League schools would have been “highly questionable” if not for affirmative action.

“My test scores were not comparable to that of my colleagues at Princeton or Yale,” she said on a panel for a nonprofit law organization.

(shakes head)

Thanks liberals for the vote of confidence that only a warped mother would give.

Autographed Letter Signed,

AFROCITY (yes, I can read)

A shepherd-boy, who watched a flock of sheep near a village, brought out the villagers three or four times by crying out, “Wolf! Wolf!” and when his neighbors came to help him, laughed at them for their pains.
The Wolf, however, did truly come at last. The Shepherd-boy, now really alarmed, shouted in an agony of terror: “Pray, do come and help me; the Wolf is killing the sheep”; but no one paid any heed to his cries, nor rendered any assistance. The Wolf, having no cause of fear, at his leisure lacerated or destroyed the whole flock.
There is no believing a liar, even when he speaks the truth.