Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Thought-Provoking Video

It's 11 minutes long, but it's worth it.

Shot out to Lance for sending me this.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Dedication to Sheila Boo aka Sheila Dixon

By now most people in the Baltimore metro area are aware that (lame duck) Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon has been convicted of "taking gift cards donated to the poor for personal use" (source: Christian Science Monitor) and will resign on Feb. 4. This has been the talk of the town for a little while now while she was being investigated and finally went to trial and got convicted.

My opinion is that I don't think she actually knew the gift cards were for the poor. I think that she thought she was getting a gift from her boo and she went ahead and used them like any other normal person would. The problem with all this is that as the Mayor of Baltimore, she's NOT a normal person in the sense that the rest of us are normal people. Sheila Boo, as a politician you can't just take shyt and go on your merry way up in Target/Walmart or whatever other lame store you got gift cards for and buy up all the cheap make-up and hair product you can get your hands on!

This leads me to my other problem with this situation. What mayor do YA'LL know (Marion Barry notwithstanding) that gets gift cards from her boo to go to those types of stores? Something ain't adding up Sheila! You're the mayor and you getting the same gift cards that my 3rd cousin on my father's uncle's stepfather side gives me? Please! Sheila Dixon appears to have taken the route that lots of SCRUMPETS take and got some bowlshyt gift cards and caught the first bus to the Target at Mondawmin Mall to spend those joints up and that really makes me laugh uncontrollably. Now if you're not making much money and you need stuff, that's one thing. If you're the friggin Mayor of Baltimore City that's another. We know how much you make sistah, it's public information!

The entire situation seems silly to me, but what do I know? I think this will turn out well for Sheila Dixon though. When she comes back in two years and runs for mayor again, she'll win. People love a comeback story and I'm sure most of the people in this city (including myself) can vouch for just how vital Target and Walmart are to our ability to survive in the home of The WIRE.

With that said, I dedicate this to the only mayor I've ever known to have taken off her shoe at a City Council meeting (back when she was City Council President) just to tell white folks on the City Council "the shoe is on the other foot!" She gon' get re-elected for sure (in two years) if she pulls another one of those stunts, lol. But until then...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

This might call for a boycott of KFC

I'm not gonna lie, I actually like KFC but they need to get a clue.

So let me get this straight...

You're around a bunch of happy, non-belligerent Black folk and you feel uncomfortable so you offer a bucket of chicken to make friends? As if there was no Mad Dog 20/20 around! Why couldn't they have just had this guy put on the Electric Slide and everybody keep dancing? That would have been less offensive. The Black people and fried chicken thing is such a jaded stereotype that maybe someone at KFC thought this was passable. Actually, I'm sure several people at KFC must have because these things don't get to the masses without being vetted by numerous people.

I've already mentioned how some Australians think stuff like this is acceptable (and presumably) unoffensive so I don't feel the need to talk about that again. But this video pretty much speaks for itself.

My Latest Pairs: Vacation Kicks

I'm getting ready for vacation in a couple days and I decided to buy some casual shoes for the trip. Naturally, one of them had to be red and the other pair had to have just a touch of red in them.

For some of my past footwear purchases, take a look here.