Thursday, September 27, 2007
Democratic Candidates Say They're "OK" With Second-Grade Teacher Reading Gay Prince Fairy TaleA fairy tale about two princes falling in love sparked a backlash — and a lawsuit — against a teacher and a school last year when it was read to a second-grade class in Massachusetts.
Moderator Tim Russert asked John Edwards, Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton whether they’d be comfortable having the story — called “King & King” — read to their children in school.
But the three frontrunners in the Democratic presidential race suggested Wednesday night at their debate in New Hampshire that they’d support reading the controversial book to schoolchildren as part of a school curriculum.Edwards gave the first and most definitive answer — a resounding and instant “yes, absolutely” — although he added that it “might be a little tough” for second-graders.
Obama agreed with Edwards and revealed that his wife has already spoken to his 6- and 9-year-old daughters about same-sex marriage.
Clinton said she believes it’s up to parents to decide how to handle such topics, but added that it’s important to teach kids about the “many differences that are in the world.”
Martin. Malcolm. Jazy-Z. The Post-Civil Rights Negro Era Has Begun or Hip Hop Has Done More For Black America Than Affirmative Action
You aint got enough stamps in ya passport to fuck with Young H-O
International . . . (uhh)
Show young boys how to do this thing
The maturation of Jay-Z-Z (heh)
Check me out . .
30's the new 20 nigga I'm so hot still ...
Better broad, better automobile (Uhh)
Bet a yard? Naw. Bet a hundred mil
Then by the songs end I'll probably start another trend
I know everything you wann' do
I did all that by the age of twenty-one
I had that brand new Ac' coupe
I guess you could say that my legend just begun, I'm
Young enough to know the right car to buy
Yet grown enough not to put rims on it
I got that six-deuece with curtains, so you can't see me
And I didn't even have to put tints on it
I don't got the bright watch, I got the right watch
I don't buy out the bar, I bought the nightspot
I got the right stock, I- got
Stockbrokers that's movin' it like white tops
I know you like fuck! this is child abuse
Call DYFS, I might just be gettin' nicer
You young boys ain't ready for real
30's the new 20 nigga, I'm so hot still
I used to let my pants sag, not givin' a fuck
Baby boy now I'm all grown up
I used to cruise the used car lot, put chrome on the truck
Baby boy now I'm all grown up
I used to play the block like dat (like dat)
I used to carry knots like dat (like dat)
Now I got Black cards, good credit and such
Baby boy 'cause I'm all grown up
While handkerchief head Negros around the south are asking the government to pass laws making it "illegal for pants to sag" ... Jigga makes it disappear overnight by dropping the right words, the right way, over the right beat, with the right tone, and the right inflection and the right artistry at the right time - and makes it disappear overnight, by simply taking it out of style. Brilliant. One of the few black social engineers.
Betty Friedman. Abe Foxman. Rupert Murdoch. Jigga
Jigga is promoting being a grown up as sexy. I can't think of a more healthy message. Not only does he have the right message, he has secured the means to deliver it to millions. Who else can we say that about? Barack?
To think, as we speak, mental midgets are holding "hearings" to explore ways to "clean up hip hop". Amazing.
A Jewish Producer, high on drugs, shoots a woman in the face, in 2003, walks out of court in 2007 and ... crickets.
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The specter of Phil Spector will haunt Hollywood well into 2008. On Wednesday, the judge presiding over the legendary "Wall of Sound" producer's murder trial declared a mistrial after jurors indicated they were hopelessly deadlocked, 10-2, in favor of convicting Spector on charges that he killed actress Lana Clarkson more than four years ago.
"AMERICA! YOU ARE TOO ARROGANT!" The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On The War In The Middle East
I say we must enter the struggle, but I wish to go on now to say something even more disturbing. The war in Iraq is but a symptom of a far deeper malady within the American spirit, and if we ignore this sobering reality we will find ourselves organizing clergy- and laymen-concerned committees for the next generation. They will be concerned about Iran and Syria. They will be concerned about Lebanon and Afghanistan. They will be concerned about Saudi Arabia and Sudan. We will be marching for these and a dozen other names and attending rallies without end unless there is a significant and profound change in American life and policy. Such thoughts take us beyond Iraq, beyond Iran, but not beyond our calling as sons of the living God.
fa·ce·tious [fuh-see-shuhs] Pronunciation
1. not meant to be taken seriously or literally: a facetious remark.
2. amusing; humorous.
3. lacking serious intent; concerned with something nonessential, amusing, or frivolous: a facetious person.
War With Iran Is 1,000 Times More Of A Threat To Black People Than Jena - But Nah ... Negros Are Holding Congressional Hearings On 'Hip Hop'
-General Douglas MacArthur
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Why The Pro-War Fanatics Are Suddenly So Concerned About "Gays" In Iran And "Liberating Muslim Women".
If Bob was still here, they would photoshop his face onto Hitler and claim he "abused" Rita.
Ha! My man CNu spits yet another perspective.
Dopamine hegemony is stridently monocultural. (fucking brilliant) To have folks ingesting seratoninergic compounds is morally anathema to dopaminergic governance. This neuro-intolerance is one of the unspoken systemic incentives underlying the irrational severity and disparate impact of this country's drug prohibition.
Of course there are numerous other systemic incentives that have emerged to solidify the prohibition - and much like the institutionalized racism memeplex - which had its start in the wake of Bacon's Rebellion, there is a causal nexus which precipitated the far more encompassing and pervasive memeplex construct which now serves to constrain and prohibit herbal self-medication....,
Does Iran "Abuse" Women Any More Than The US? Have We Been Reduced To A Nation of Arrogantly Ignorant Hypocrits?
"[These] groups say what they want."
She also went a round with boxer Antonio Tarver shortly before his marriage. As she watched Antonio kiss his new wife, Steffans muses, "I recalled his face and lips [exploring my body] … I wondered how I tasted to her."
In her memoir, "Confessions of a Video Vixen," the woman known as "Superhead" wrote about the drugs and self-hatred that drove her into cheap romps with Usher, Diddy, Vin Diesel, Shaquille O'Neal and Ja Rule, among others.
Having sold more than 350,000 copies, she's back with "The Vixen Diaries."
She was revolted by one "A-list name-above-the-title" Oscar winner who invited her to his Beverly Hills mansion. "I wanted to tell him that I … no longer wanted to be around him. I never got the chance. The next thing I knew, he was on all fours and naked on the bed. I don't have a strong enough stomach to describe what happened in the hours that followed" — except to say that, for him, it was more like a colonoscopy.
Dina, do not be disingenuous. There are many things that some American women are doing that some Iranian women would like to do and that as a nation they experience as an anomaly. Jasai
Like what? How do you know what Iranian "women" want to do? How do you know what they can and can't do "as a nation"? Yes, there are crazy things that happen. Just like there are crazy things that happen here.
This obsession with what happens to Muslim women is the height of arrogance and smacks of Manifest Destiny/White Man's Burden. The Muslim feminists I've read have repeatedly, over and over, told Western women to mind their own MF'ing business. They aren't infantile little victims who can't speak for themselves. But it gives Americans a great sense of self-righteousness to "liberate" those people from what we unilaterally designate as problems.
Here's what's so hypocritical about these discussions. When something happens to an American, you take it as an individual event that does not reflect on the whole of the American nation. When something happens to an Iranian woman, you take is as confirmation of the inherent inferiority and "injustice" of the Iranian nation. And I'm calling bullshit on that double standard.
Everytime you cite a woman who gets stoned, I'll find a woman who climbed Mt. Everest. For whatever pathological reason, you accept that the former example is a representation of the entire nation of Iran, but the latter does not. That is what is disingenuous.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
"The hateful lies that he may utter about Israel, the Holocaust — the answer is for us to promote the truth and show the world the values and ideals that we hold dear," Obama said Monday. "One of the values we believe in is the value of academic freedom. He has a right to speak."
Obama earned a bachelor's degree in 1983 from Columbia, where the Iranian president spoke on Monday.
Monday, September 24, 2007
(Big J gonna love this)
If the Israel Lobby, the Mossad and a group of Illegal Israeli Settlers owned these newspapers, how would the headlines look differently?
"We need to reconsider the 19th Century black man and woman, who were tall in comparison to what we are right now. They made less excuses. They had more hardships, and they faced them better. They had something we don't have, they had less detractions: no television, no radio. They had their work, and the church was the main outlet. Spiritually, they held themselves together. Culturally, they held themselves together.
"The church was also the school. The church was the recreation center. The church was the place where you would go to look for a lady to court that might be your wife. The church was the center of the being of a people. The church was not a weekend thing. The church was an everyday thing.
"Our forced migration into this country helped to make this country what it is. We have a claim that's outstanding. That's going to have to be satisfied. We've contributed to the culture and to the direction of this country. We live in an American society that's now dying, and we can bring it alive, if we think it's worth being brought alive.
"With all of our faults and all the things that's crippling our development, we are a nation within a nation, looking for a nationality. Once we find that nationality, our relationship to Afrika, we will join others in marshaling our true strength, our peopleness, our nationness once again. We'll stop answering to the term "minority." We will stop acting like a minority. We will stop feeling like a minority. We will know then, that we are world people.
"We must stop killing ourselves about belonging to mother countries not of our making. Languages not of our making. Stop worshipping gods not of our choosing, and realize that wherever we are on the face of the earth, we are an Afrikan people. No matter where our bodies are, our heartbeat, our future, our political being is in Afrika. We are an Afrikan people wherever we are on the face of the earth. We have to learn how to relax about being an Afrikan people. How to use it as a source of strength, not as a source of retreat or regret. We must wear it like a badge of honor, and contribute to it as though it was a new world religious order, which indeed is what it can be.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
They Call Him Hitler, But Is He Really Ghandi? Why Doesn't Corporate Media Want You To Hear Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?
"The United States is a big and important country with a population of 300 million. Due to certain issues, the American people in the past years have been denied correct and clear information about global developments and are eager to hear different opinions," Mr Ahmadinejad
SCOTT PELLEY of CBS News: But the American people, sir, believe that your country is a terrorist nation, exporting terrorism in the world. You must have known that visiting the World Trade Center site would infuriate many Americans, as if to be mocking the American people.
AHMADINEJAD: Well, I'm amazed. How can you speak for the whole of the American nation?
PELLEY: Well, the American nation . . .
AHMADINEJAD: . . . you are representing a media and you're a reporter. The American nation is made up of 300 million people. There are different points of view over there. I would like to think that the points of view of the American people is very close to the points of view of the Iranian people. The American people are very much against and opposed what certain American officials are saying and their points of view. And they're also, the way that the people have voted in the American elections is very telling. And we are criticizing such behavior on the part of the American government. We believe that if anyone just allows himself to accuse others, there will be no possibility for peace and friendship.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
One of the primary "feel good" drugs is dopamine.
"In previous research that had focused solely on drug abusers, Volkow and other researchers found that many addicts had a deficiency in a particular type of receptor for dopamine, one of the brain's feel-good chemicals. Most drugs of abuse reward their takers—and reinforce the habit—by flooding the brain with more dopamine than normal. So, the researchers theorized that some drug users become addicts as a way of making up for a shortage of dopamine receptors."
"This is consistent with the idea that cravings of all kinds—whether for food, drugs, or designer shoes—have common mechanisms,"
Up thread, I was also compelled to address the effect of money and how the monetary control system is not simply an intellectual or ideological construct, rather that its efficacy as a governance tool is also rooted in its drug-like and addicting qualities.
Begs the question whether the "ethnies as species" cognitive error (racism) is also at its basis - simply another addicting behavior?
I haven't developed this proof yet, though I have some nMRI data highly suggestive in that direction.
Oh yeah, I've been thinking about this topic for a minute or two, because it has vastly greater explanatory power than the comparatively fragmentary WSD or the even more fragmentary stuff that Skippy is so excitedly yet painfully naively on about...,
nice added irony too when considered in the context of some of those "dopest joints on the planet" digital brain candies you set out in the vestibule for visitors right....,
but I summersault bricks (kilos)
Black Talons start flying, when a nigga flip
Check my logic:
smokers don't like seeds
in their weed,
shit, send me them seeds
I'll grow 'em what they need
Them ain't chia pet plants in the crib,
And I'm selling it.
500 a pop god damn it.
... I sold everything, I'm a hustler.
I know how to grind,
Step on grapes
put 'em water
and tell you its wine
How Soon We Forget. Baby On The Side Or Not, Jesse Is The Only Man On The Planet Who Could Achieve Peace In Iraq
By WILLIAM R. GREER (NYT); Foreign Desk
June 28, 1984, Thursday
NYTimes, Section A, Page 5, Column 1, 664 words
The families of 22 Americans whom the Cuban Government agreed yesterday to release from prison began receiving official confirmation from the State Department last night that their relatives would be returning home today. Many of the family members praised the Rev. Jesse Jackson for apparently securing the release of ...
Even as Slabodan Milosevic and the White House fail to reach an agreement Jesse Jackson secures the release of American Servicemen held in Kosovo for 31 days, possibly preventing a sever escalation in war.
While Nato steps up its air war and Moscow presses its diplomacy, Jesse Jackson's trip to Belgrade produces a dramatic announcement.
When Allowed To Speak For Himself, Jesse Jackson Is One Hell of A Man. Jewish Reporters Can Be A Bit Bias. Just A Bit.
"There is a Jena in every state, more blacks are in jail than college. There is a Jena in every state. There is a Jena everywhere. The youth of the crack cocaine sentencing. 5 grams of crack. mandatory. 500 grams of powder probation. 100 to 1 ratio. There is a Jena everywhere. Jena is just a biopsy of the cancer"
No Jesse! You work on the 250 year plan! We boots on the ground now!
Damn. I Am More Impressed With This Cat, Than I Am With Myself. CNu Continues To Elevate The Discourse
Thursday, September 20, 2007
What is the U.S. army for if not to protect the embassy? What in the world can justify “private” civilians carrying arms with no regulations in another country?
It’s actually illegal and there is a name for it. They are called mercenaries but the spin machine calls them private contractors!
A private contractor is a plumber or an electrician who works exclusively on your house and not a mercenary -- a killer for hire.
This is a sick double standard and the rest of the world sees right through it. I mean who do we think we are fooling? Do we honestly think that we can make the locals feel better about us by using different grammar?
We should stop being gullible and demand that the government ceases to allow mercenaries in any war where the U.S. military fights. Lee from USA