now usually i just write bout shit im thinkin bout and aint relly important aka sports and rap but check this out and sign it man...
Yesterday, the day after President Obama signed his stimulus bill into law, the NY Post ran a cartoon depicting the bill's "author" as a dead monkey, covered in blood after being shot by police. You can see the image by clicking on the link below.
In the face of intense criticism, the Post's editor is standing by the cartoon, claiming that it's not about Obama, has no racial undertones, and that it was simply referencing a recent incident when police shot a pet chimpanzee. But it's impossible to believe that any newspaper editor could be ignorant enough to not understand how this cartoon evokes a history of racist symbolism, or how frightening this image feels at a time when death threats against President Obama have been on the rise.
Please join me and other ColorOfChange.org members in demanding that the Post apologize publicly and fire the editor who allowed this cartoon to go to print:
The Post would have us believe that the cartoon is not about Obama. But on the page just before the cartoon appears, there's a big picture of Obama signing the stimulus bill. A reader paging through the Post would see Obama putting pen to paper, then turn the page to see this violent cartoon. The imagery is chilling.
There is a clear history in our country of racist symbolism that depicts Black people as apes or monkeys, and it came up multiple times during the presidential campaign.
We're also in a time of increased race-based violence. In the months following President Obama's election there has been a nationwide surge in hate crimes ranging from vandalism to assaults to arson on Black churches. There has been an unprecedented number of threats against President Obama since he was elected, with hate-based groups fantasizing about the killing of the president. Just a week ago, a man drove from Louisiana to the Capitol with a rifle, telling the police who stopped him that he had a "delivery" for the president.
There is no excuse for the Post to have allowed this cartoon to be printed, and even less for Editor Col Allan's outright dismissal of legitimate concerns.
But let's be clear who's behind the Post: Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch, the Post's owner, is the man behind FOX News Channel. FOX has continually attacked and denigrated Black people, politicians, institutions at every opportunity, and ColorOfChange has run several campaigns to make clear how FOX poisons public debate.
I don't expect much from Murdoch. However, with enough public pressure, we can set the stage for advertisers and subscribers to think long and hard before patronizing outlets like the Post that refuse to be held accountable.
You can help, by making clear that the Post's behavior is unacceptable, and by asking your friends and family to do the same. Please join me:
So the daytona 500 was today and i have a thought about nascar...i mean its cool i guess some people like it but for real isnt it a gas shortage in the world i mean these niggas is drivin in a damn circle for 500 laps just dont make sense to me but i aint hatin for real...i aint tryna stop anybody from gettin they money (shout out to jeff gordon)
so anyway that drake so far gone mixtape dropped on friday and this shit is fire i listened to it bout 10 times or more if you dont got that then go to his blog octobersveryown.blogspot.com...now i feel important website droppin lol fuck it
i was watchin the all star game and i was hatin extra hard now i aint a hater but when i see certain things i gotta get it off my chest all the hate was directed to lebron and kobe i mean damn these dudes is extra rich and do whatever they want it was during the ceremony when they got the rings...rich ass niggas...shout out to chris paul and chris bosh aka my 2 favorite players they get it in
on that chris paul talk them CP3 II's come out on March 3 and you know ima have them within the week they smooth i dont feel like uploadin the pic right now though lol ill do it tomorrow or somethin man
its black history month man im startin a new campaign read a book this month about a important person in our history or even a wikipedia page or somethin learn some of that history quote of the day- "if you dont know your past then youll have no history"
or somethin like that lol it was said by a wise man aka my uncle on the 200th anniversary of haiti's independence yeah im haitian
whats goody.. i just got back from the club and you know how we do i was gettin freaked and all that havin a fun time...but everybody know that whenever they go to the club its always a chick that aint tryna dance or just dancin with her friends. everytime that happens it personally pisses me off and you know it aint a lie cause you see em throughout the night and they stay in they little group. all im sayin is why pay 10 dollar if you aint freakin...damn well anyway im bout to go get into some more shit trill...back crew whats good
so im walking around campus and when i take a step with my left foot i hear that damn "quack quack". yall know what im talking bout when the bottom of your shoe gets a lil worn and makes a squeak noise that sounds similar to a ducks quack. then i relized that this is the second pair of shoes this week that has quacked on me with the left shoe. so i guess my question is, why??? why me? why now,in one week? why the left shoe?..... i dont know so oh well fuck it...
im in the libary right now and i should be wrapping this up and running off to my 12:45 class but this girl just came in and gave me this im trying beat look, so yeah imma stick around and see wheres this goes cause shes a giraffe...... Giraffe- a female with long thick legs. hints giraffe.....B.A.C.K. crew whaddup
I just listened to Searching its young chris ft. bun b and wale. if you aint heard it yet, get at it asap. just so it dont hit you too hard when you hear it imma tell you now... Wale fucking killed it bought it back to life then killed it again. i flow with all his stuff but this is prolly the truest verse ive heard from him and about 99.2% of the other rappers out there.
Also these are the tittles to videos yall gotta watch, they should be on youtube: aftermath studio session pt.1 and pt.2 hip hop round table pt.1 pt.2 and pt.3
so im sitting here watching True life and todays episode is "True Life: Im on my first year in college" Theres the boy thats just getting his total independence from living at home. he ends up partying too much and fails a couple test. the 18 year old girl thats stuck in a relationship with her "clingy" high school sweetheart, so she cant party like she wants too. and theres this dude with a kid that plans to go to college, become a walk-on on the football team, and give his son everything he never had when he goes pro. he gets told to go home after he tried out lls (laughing like shit; yall might've knew that already but hey I just learned it so yeah) dont get it twisted im not hating. i actually congradulate dude for stepping up and trying make a way for his son. he did more for his son in this 60 minute show than my pops ever did for me (but we aint going get into all that) i just find it hilarious, unrealistic, and kinda sad that he's banking it all on going to the nfl. well thats pretty much the episode in a nut shell.....(hahaha nutt~shell) and it gave me the idea of having my own "True Life: Im in College" episode. this is what i have in my mind so far just follow me on this. the show starts like any regular True life show w/credits and all and then theres a black screen with words going across in white that read True Life: Im in College. then the screen fades to a close up of my face and im looking staight into the camera and i say " Im broke as shit!!!" with a imphasis on "shit!!!" and then fade to black and roll the end credits. thats its. thats all folks. i like it, tell me what you think.
Today i went on a blunt ride with some friends, only it was less of a ride and more of a parked on the side of the road dealeo. In the begining everything was cool we got a good one rotaton in then a cop passed so we decide to leave that spot. while driving all of a sudden we notice the cop popped up again, this time he was behind us so just to be cautious we put the blunt out and lited cigarettes to cover up the smell. the cop kept following so we took a turn to leave that area. the cop kept going straight so we thought everything was straight..... then out of nowhere again robocop is on the tail so we pass the blunt to someone in the back and tell em if we get pulled over to eat it. of coarse they were like aight. i know yall been in a situation before or atleast said or heard someone say "if anything go down eat the stash" or something to that nature but you never think it actually gotta be done...... this wasnt the case. we started to make moves on getting on a busy street to try to lose the rent-a-cop but he knew the deal and before we made it to the light he turned the lights on and pulled us over so we told em to get the munching. dude ask for the license and all that then my man ask why he got pulled over (stay on your toes when it come to this stuff) the cop wasn't ready for that and didnt have nothing so he tried to throw some bullshit about the tints on the windows. for some strange reason today i forgot my wallet and just my luck dude ask me for id and i didnt have any. so then he's pressing me out about whats my name, how do you spell it, where i live, when im born, that whole thing. but whole time robo wasnt even writing it down he was just sticking his head in the car trying smell the herb(normally im against the use of tobacco produts but this time they came in handy cause all he could smell was that poisonous nicotine). then he pulls out the one that ate the blunt takes em to his car and shows em some papers they come back then he comes to my window and shows me the paper with a picture of a dude robbing a bank. robocop ask me if i knew that person and ofcoarse i was like no (i really didnt know dude tho and if i did i wasnt going say yeah) then he says oh i was just wondering because he kinda looks like you..... what a fucking geniuse!!! lets just say i did rob the bank and the cop showed me a picture of myself caught in the act and then asked me if it was me....of coarse im not going to say yes. im mean if it was you would you say yes??? i think not. now back to it. i dont even see how he thought it looked like me, the dude in the pic was wearing a hat down to the top of his eyes and a bandana on his face up to the bottom of his eyes. well actually i do see why, the dude was black with dreads. remember my first blog post where i talked about being a 6ft 4in black dude with dreads living in harford county. see i wasnt being a crying black person pulling the race card, i mean when the last time any of yall been told yall look like somebody that robbed a bank just cause yall got the same skin color and hair style. but hey im over it cause i been through alot with these bored ass cops out here and all cops in genral but this time he had nothing on us so we got our first win!!! it was a feeling of triumph. Quote of Wensday "this must be how it feel for girls" cause ladies yall know yall stay getting off with a warning if anything. i guess the only downfall is the buzz i missed out on but hey you live and you learn and we aint parking on that street nomore besides there'll be more times to blaze. B.A.C.K. crew whaddup!!!!!
man th steelers did they thing great game...after the game i went out onto the streets and watched as all hell broke lose ima be postin shit i found on the internet and shit i got myself over the next day or two trill