Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Leave 'em alone ...

Isaiah Washington didn't say anything that half of America wasn't thinking. Why are they treating this like he's Kramer? Sure he used a derogatory term but he shouldn't lose his job over it.
Recent reports say that nearly 18,000 people have signed a petition calling for Washington's pink slip for using the word 'faggot' in an interview after the Golden Globes. If I am not mistaken, his quote was, "I did not call T.R. (Knight) a faggot, it never happened."
He did not, I repeat, did not, got off on some rampage outright calling anyone out of their name.
Bottom line, Washington is finally getting his due as an actor and now folks are doing their level best to derail his success.
Hopefully it will not happen. I honestly hope that Shonda Rhimes and the entire cast have aired all their issues and have gotten over it.
I feel that if the issue has been resolved between Knight and Washington, then it is time for the entire cast to move on and for God's sake, let their be some dialogue between Burke and Yang.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Enough already!!!

I am sure that we are all more than happy that the cops found those white kids who were kidnapped. But is it just me or has this kid managed to stay all up in the cameras since he got back home?
I mean really, I am happy for the family, but four years of being away from your family and you didn't once think of contacting them or the police? I don't think the boy's all there.
Hilary Clinton has finally thrown her hat into the presidential race. Anyone surprised?
I'm not either.
I hope she does well. If I could just dream here, I would love to see a Clinton/Obama ticket for '08. That way, we can guarantee that we'll have back to back folks in office who can get something done.
I say Clinton for president because she's done it before. :-) Heh, heh, heh. Like I'm the only one who believes that it was actually her, not her husband, making the decisions.
I'll tell you who should really run for president, Barack Obama's wife Michelle. I tell you, that woman looks like she doesn't take any stuff, from anyone.
And last but certainly not least, it seems that some Muslims are growing tired of being the villains on "24." Black people, all around America, say it with me now - so.
Shoot, before 9/11, it was us who were always the villains - us and our Hispanic brethren. It didn't matter what happened, how it happened, the description was always a black/Hispanic guy, height 5'6 to 6' between the ages of 18 and 35. That describes just about every black/Hispanic guy in America.
All I'm saying is get over it. You aren't special. You have just become the latest on the list of folks to hate. Once upon a time, it was Native Americans and Asians.
Welcome to the club. We're getting jackets next week. What would you like embroidered on yours?

Monday, January 15, 2007

Nearly a month ...

and so much has happened!
First off, I would like to congratulate Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy on their Golden Globe wins. Both did outstanding jobs on their roles and they deserve all the praise they are getting. I am happy to report that I do not have to boycott any awards shows in the near future. This is one down and many more to go!
Secondly, I am still trying to get over President Bush and his address last week detailing his "plan" for the remainder of the war in Iraq. I am amazed and downright astonished that the man has yet to be impeached.
The man admitted that he expects more lives to be lost in this new effort and he is still calling for more than 20,000 troops, airmen, seamen and Marines to go on this suicide mission to secure "democracy" and ensure the safety of the people a full ocean away.
I'm just saying, we don't have democracy and safety here, how are we going to tell other people in their own country how they should live?
They finally killed Saddam Hussein and now they have hanged his co-defendants. I am certainly not one to govern how folks handle their own business, but who in the world let someone get a camera into this event?
The guy who recorded and the folks who watch it over and over speak volumes about how horrible and un-empathetic we have become as a society. It is absolutely horrible that we continue to watch this without any sort of remorse or empathy for his family. He may have been what we deem a horrible man, but no one deserves to have their death, execution or not, broadcast for the entire world to see.