TTBoy Says:


TTBoy Says:  It never amazes me how fallen celebrities find a way to re-surface.  For example, Stacey

Dash is a Republican who respects Romney’s views.  Stacey is Cluelessly Black.

 

TTBoy Says:  Fibromyalgia is real.

 

TTBoy Says:  Big Bird really had no political views until his job was threatened.

 

TTBoy Says:  President Obama must be planning an ambush at his second debate with Romney.

 

TTBoy Says:  I wish the wives of the Presidential candidates could debate even them individually.

 

TTBoy Says:  Has Michelle Bachmann fallen off the face of the planet?

 

TTBoy Says:  Do the Lohans have more in common with Honey Boo Boo’s family than we think?

 

TTBoy Says:  Why don’t people stop saying that their ‘Sex Tape’ was leaked?  It obviously wasn’t.

 

TTBoy Says:  Who’s more overexposed, J-Lo or Kim Kardashian?

 

TTBoy Says:  Who actually paid for Nicki Minaj’s butt implants?

 

TTBoy Says:  Is Tyler Perry hoping to become the next Will Smith?

 

TTBoy Says:  What is happening to Blacks in Hollywood films?

 

TTBoy Says:  Did Beyonce pull out of the Hollywood remake of “A Star is Born” because she is being

haunted?

 

TTBoy Says:  Who votes for Esquire Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive?’

 

TTBoy Says:  Does Bristol Palin and J-Lo have the same agent and PR rep?

 

TTBoy Says:  Why do people still have land lines?

 

TTBoy Says:  Why are the only people who claim to have gone to Heaven after a near death experience

Caucasian?

 

 

TTBoy Says:  Rich people aren’t really cheap…they are just careful.  Some are just more stupid than

others.

 

TTBoy Says:  Why does Ann Marie Buerkle call herself ‘qualified’ to be a Member of Congress?

 

TTBoy Says:  Did Governor Cuomo push hard enough to pass the law approving Medical Marijuana?

 

TTBoy Says:  My Toyota Yaris has been recalled, but Toyota refuses to give me a new one.  It’s their fault.

 

TTBoy Says:  Is Angela Lansbury returning to Prime Time TV?

 

TTBoy Says:  Does Ryan Murphy have an issue with men of color on TV?

 

TTBoy Says:  How is it that a man can tell when a woman is gay, but a woman can’t identify a man as

gay?

 

TTBoy Says:  Is the New York Times about to launch a site similar to The Huffington Post?

 

TTBoy Says:  Who did Lance Armstrong piss off to come under fire so harshly with the Anti-Doping

Agency?

 

TTBoy Says:  Is Oprah regretting starting her own network?

 

TTBoy Says:  Where on earth is Corinne Bailey Rae?

 

TTBoy Says:  Why is Matt Lauer still on television?

 

TTBoy Says:  Can women be Alpha-Males?

 

TTBoy Says:  Who’s more of a loose cannon:  Ann Romney or Dinah Lohan?

 

TTBoy Says:  Is Roma Downey still doing Angel work?

 

TTBoy Says:  Which four celebrities make up the Good Ole Boys Club for production companies?

 

TTBoy Says:  Whatever happened to the Rob Lowe scandal involving the teenage girls?

 

TTBoy Says:  Is the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes really real?

 

TTBoy Says:  Why is it so difficult to reload my Starbucks gold card?

 

TTBoy Says:  Fisher-Price has to have the most adorable commercial jingle:  “Always”  Next, Lowe’s.

 

TTBoy Says:  Publix has to be the absolute best supermarket chain in the world.

 

TTBoy Says:  Why does Vanessa Williams play villains so well?  666 Park Avenue is perfect for her.

 

TTBoy Says:  Why is “The Young and The Restless” so fearful to have a gay character on the show again?

 

TTBoy Says:  Is Tyra Banks losing her modeling edge?

 

TTBoy Says:  Why is poetry only popular when it comes from Maya Angelou?

 

TTBoy Says:  Are people really becoming so disillusioned with God that atheist is the only alternative?

 

TTBoy Says:  Rachel Maddow is smarter than Rush Limbaugh.

 

TTBoy Says:  Is film director, Jonathan Case, a material thief?

 

TTBoy Says:  Is Whoopi Goldberg afraid to run for Government Office?

 

TTBoy Says:  Will Betty White ever receive an Honorary Oscar?

 

TTBoy Says:  When an incident is caught on tape, why is an investigation necessary?

 

TTBoy Says:   Shouldn’t J-Lo’s real estate agent have told her that her house wasn’t worth double of the

asking price?

 

TTBoy Says:  Why isn’t there an iPhone or phone just for bloggers?

 

TTBoy Says:  Is the New York Police Department crooked?

 

TTBoy Says:  Why do politicians claim to be able to bring jobs back to the United States when it’s not up

to them?

 

TTBoy Says:  If you can’t explain a tax plan, it’s obviously not worth having.

 

TTBoy Says:  With depression on the rise, which drug is worse:  Marijuana or anti-depressants?

 

TTBoy Says:   People who say that size doesn’t matter, want something else from their partner.

 

TTBoy Says:  Are children becoming bored with animated movies designed for them?

 

TTBoy Says:  Is “The View” a better talk show than “The Talk?”

Madonna, talk is cheap


Madonna at her 'Confessions' Tour at Wembley A...
Madonna at her ‘Confessions’ Tour at Wembley Arena. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I took to you like glue

Even made a rival or two

You had just what the world needed

At a time noses were treated

 

Year after year

You were a force to fear

Not even a prayer shed a layer

Without a hot music player

 

Who cared If you were not a voice

Definitely you were the choice

A look you made all on your own

Made many a hag and pseudo drag phone home

 

So then you went materialistic

Critics thought it too simplistic

The world saw Marilyn Monroe

Others said, “Look, I told you so”

 

Who on earth would want you to die

When all you do is make them cry

They thought “Holiday” was a vow you’d keep

Today Madonna, talk is cheap

 

Reinvention

The Goddess you sure are

Mal-attention

Theft can get you just so far

 

Borrow or steal

Do you know the real deal

Malcolm knew how to Vogue

Yet you call Caca the real rogue

 

What you did on the floor

After leaving them wanting more

Known throughout the whole world

Even if your hair isn’t curled

With a colorful child

Why only you can run so wild

A man in charge of all our issues

But you wish the world away with tissues

 

At a time when you should have said something

You did a nightly jig all for nothing

One hand on one large stack

While someone turned the pages of a book in Black

 

As the dollar is your witness

I hope you don’t miss this

“Holiday” is a mantra we should keep

It is 2012, Madonna, talk is cheap

 

Can’t you just rest on your laurels

Instead of inciting fights and quarrels

Still trying to stay relevant

B.O.B. knows you’re in it for the “hell of it!”

 

You were around when Bush was President

Instead of the Muslim sound, you were hesitant

Haven’t we paid and seen enough?

Hey, Gaga’s got more followers and stuff!

 

Once upon a time, you sang me to sleep

Now, I pray the Lord your soul does not weep

Just go back to making us dance

Leave the synthesizer on stage and trance

 

This is not the time to say what you say

The world is in turmoil let judgment lay

History has been made and you were first

Don’t number our days and help us be cursed

 

The Goddess of reinvention

That you sure are

Can you try to sow what you reap

Because frankly, Madonna, talk is cheap

 

Please Grab a Hand and Go Vote Together!


 

 Well, another four years of hope and trust is upon us.  We have the opportunity to bring CHANGE back from its captors of 2010.  Americans know what happened; though they may be gravely embarrassed to admit to it.  None of the despair and turmoil would have surfaced had a new apparition of Jim Jones rose and brainwashed the vulnerable into thinking they would be better off believing that they would or could be as rich as the ones standing at the podium laughing at them and their naiveté.  However embarrassed they were, color made no difference to the ones affected most by the lesser-promoted recession:  the Blacks and Latinos.  Had Blacks and Latinos gotten out and vowed consistency, there could have been lesser division for them.  Instead, they puffed and pounded their chests, and made their voices heard as if attracting their 15 minutes of fame.  And that’s exactly what the Republican Party was hoping for.  The Black mad man and woman  and the Latino mad man and woman played right into their hand.  Even worse pity goes for the ones who didn’t vote; those with the nerve who said that their vote wouldn’t count anyway.  As if they had a Black Tie affair to attend, they sat on their hands and watched matters and issues for them worsen.  Now, because CHANGE is once again at hand, that same party that they supported for a new brand of change has made it difficult for many to cast their vote to re-elect their Savior-in-Chief, while mocking those silly many who thought that they would be recognized for giving their Judas part of their Heaven to control.  Yes, Black and Latino people…you need to make this right.  No one should have to beg you to do the right thing.  But at the risk of like the better human being, “Please Grab a Hand and Go Vote Together!”  It’s not too late to get a “Non-Drivers Drivers License” or a “Sheriff’s I.D.”  Obtain a true picture I.D. that cannot deny you the right to cast your vote for your life and your family’s life.  If there is a cost involved, is there not a delicacy you can give up to take back your life?  Another four years of hope and trust is upon us.  You have a chance to make history again and be taken seriously.  No matter how much money you have, you will receive no more respect than you already have.  If you need any proof, just take a look at Florida.  During the last two years, there has been a war against Black men and boys far greater than Black-on-Black crime has ever seen.  Yet, Black people with a little money think that they are immune to homeboy treatment.  Even by not helping a cause, you help the wrong cause.  You listen to the wrong people who you have enjoyed being entertained by for years.  Most likely, they have their funding to hold on to by getting you to go their way.  Another case of Black-on-Black crime.  And, now that they themselves are being mocked, they are trying to come back to their own side.  Be entertained and just entertained by them.  Vote the right way.  Vote for what’s right.  Even if you don’t want to divulge who you will vote for, don’t.  Does everybody tell the truth anyway?  They all tell you what is appropriate for you to hear.  They don’t have to tell you anything else.  But you need to tell yourself that you are valuable and that you demand to not be classified as a second-class citizen.  One way to do that is to VOTE!  Do not try and submit an Absentee Ballot because it WILL go into the TRASH.  Get out of your home, stand in line, and VOTE!  Furthermore, unlike the movie theater when you ask for a certain ticket, they will slide you a ticket for a completely different movie – make sure you check and confirm your votes before you walk away.  Take your time and do not feel rushed just because people are waiting behind you.  PLEASE GRAB A HAND AND GO VOTE TOGETHER!  If you know of someone who needs a ride or a companion to the polling booth, help them.  What a great opportunity to pay it forward by lending a helping hand.  Lend a hand and take a stand!  With all the mis-truths and lies that have been spread out on the platform, how can anyone deny who the better candidate is to represent them?  Besides, isn’t the better candidate already in place even though he didn’t have the necessary support to truly make a difference or change?  What is there to fear other than a new Civil Rights Movement?  This time, you might not have a chance at another fight.

 

LIFE CLASS 4 (RHETORIC, MIRAGE, and CULTURE)


Life isn’t always what YOU make it

 

 

Every day, I try to re-energize myself.  After reading terrible reviews or seeing horrible television commercials about how one man let down the entire economy by not fulfilling the promises he made – I wish that I could do more to help get the message across that he should have drilled home time and time again:  “REAL CHANGE and SUFFICIENT CHANGE ISN’T GOING TO HAPPEN OVERNIGHT!”  Yet, we see what we want to see.  We hear what we want to hear.  We saw History in the making.  We saw CHANGE.  We heard someone wanting to make a difference.  We didn’t hear that we were in more trouble than one man could save us from.  The old American dream was life is what you make it and fades into the ‘America is the land of opportunity’ makes all of us who fear writing a check, for fear that our unemployment check won’t come through by the time the check hits the bank, or fear embarrassment of trying to use our credit card in the grocery store because the bank that we have used for more than twelve years chose to reduce our credit card limit because of our new spending habit, or fear hearing a knock at the door before looking out the window and seeing the Sheriff’s car parked out front of the house you know has been in foreclosure for more than ten months, inadequate.  You are the time-bomb that the politicians that you knew were all wrong for your well-being, but voted for anyway, are banking on failing.  Why shouldn’t they bet against you? – You showed your support for their foe.  But, you continue day after day complaining, griping about everything that you really have complete control over…a single vote that you know you should make and fully support.  Most often, we have friends who have the same culture as we do – the way they think, act, and believe become the main reason we allow them to take up residence in our minds and hearts.  Then suddenly, we hear or feel something that doesn’t sit right with our ego, something that really questions our beliefs and we do absolutely nothing.  And as we continue to do absolutely nothing, matters get worse while issues take the back-burner.  What we have done is we settled on an aesthetic instead of the truth.  We jump ship because the appealing can’t be wrong, that being with the in-crowd will make us better too.  And again, our shame won’t let us admit that we messed up.  We try to make a life for ourselves, but life reminds us that it’s not all about us.  And, if life isn’t all about us, how can it possibly be what we make it?  There are powers-that-be that we put up on a pedestal who fail to hold up their end of the bargain.  However, deep down inside we wish we had gone for the universal message that could have resulted in universal appeal.  The person didn’t change, just our mindset did.   Isn’t this what people like Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer, and Iyanla Vanzant tell all of us who listen every day that we should do?  This made me wonder why these motivational speakers never enter the White House.  Is it that they are banned from doing their ‘good work’ on unholy ground?  Will we ever become one of those powers-that-be?  Do we think we still won’t be under the same scrutiny once we rise from the ashes?  The only way I see us really being relevant to the cause of universal love and fulfillment is that we have to form one solid union that will remain impenetrable to anything unethical, discrimination, and segregation.  We’ve tried to build a life for ourselves and those who depend on us – only to be told our leader failed us.  Well, how can anyone fail us if he or she doesn’t have the ‘adequate’ support they need to lead us?  Again, rhetoric at our most vulnerable point makes us easy prey.  But as the prey is prayed upon, they pray for a better day, a better way, a better say, a better tray to present their list of demands on.  Life isn’t always what you make it…especially if you keep giving your cards to somebody who doesn’t really have your best interest at heart.  If only there was a way to energize everybody…

2012…And the Civil Rights Movement still goes on!


U.S. Presidential flag, 1960-present (not usua...
U.S. Presidential flag, 1960-present (not usually called a “standard” in official U.S. government terminology). It is defined in Executive Order 10860. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


To many of the world, Barack Obama is the first AfricanAmerican President of the United States of America; to others, the first Black President…the first Negro President…then, the first Colored Man to ever grace the Oval Office and a podium to address the American public of its social concerns.  He was supposed to be the savior of the minority-class while serving as an example of why White America should take its country back.  After eight years of band-aiding a festering economy, Americans voted into office freshness; a breath of different air to fix what had gone wrong in the White House.  This very well could have been deemed a personal demolition of the government as the epitome of all that should have been right, didn’t sound right.  Had only they rehearsed their lines a little better or kept in-sync with one another, they could have been the ones responsible for allowing America to continue treading downward.  In fact, the four years that Barack has occupied the White House could have been performed as a reality TV show known now as “Political Animals.”  When Dennis Haysbert played the President on the hit show “24,” his show’s ratings were higher than the President’s approval rating (at times) – complimentary of his supporting cast.  Where “24” was about fantasy that could be selected at will, President Obama was severely regulated in his power almost immediately upon taking the presidential platform.  Dennis, or President David Palmer, was able to make decisions, commands, exert his authority-at-will in times of national security breaches and such.  President Obama saw much of his own Democrat-based cabinet either leave politics all together upon his arrival, or jump ship to the Republican on newly instituted Tea Party for spite.  It would be quite difficult for the John F. Kennedy of the 21st Century to help his fellow-man.  But his fellow-man would later become brainwashed into abandoning all that he stood for early on in his campaign solely because their passion had an expiration date.  With unemployment on the rise, and foreclosures mounting, tempers were flaring.  And on November 2, 2010, the American public told the Republic Party, “You Were Right!”  Unlike JFK, President Barack Obama was assassinated by the People.  And the GOP would capitalize on this in every way possible.  Then, in an effort to redeem himself to his remaining followers – and even the ones who had now abandoned him, the President would be told he must “compromise” with the group that wanted him to continue to fail miserably.  Compromise he did.  Unemployment Benefits would be saved, continued for those who had been out of work for the allotted 26 weeks.  But that victory was short-lived as continued defeat was inevitable for the President of the United States…though someone had to foresee the effect it would have on the African-American community.  Or was it that no one cared?

 

Enter the new Richard Nixon, Mitt Romney.  The Mormon, family man Governor of Massachusetts would use as much rhetoric and material brawn that he could muster to appeal to the American public that he would never fail them.  As many continue to speculate with proof and circumstantial evidence of his dismantling lives along with companies that would catapult him into the land of the uber-rich, the mystery of Mitt’s missing tax returns are likened to Nixon’s Watergate Tapes without the wiretaps.  Eventually, though, they are bound to surface; maybe a secret IRS agent will find a few of them in a Florida dumpster:  unaccounted for.  To worsen matters, a healthcare plan initiated by the Governor was somewhat mirrored by the President of the United States, but was mocked as being unconstitutional.  Basically, virtually…the same plan was now being seen by the Governor of Massachusetts as being one that could further cripple America.  It didn’t help that the President’s plan was upheld in the Supreme Court.  This could be seen as the President’s most major accomplishment.  The NAACP has the tendency of endorsing groups and plans that help their budget.  Not always will the group’s plan signify support for the Democratic Party as a whole – but will help the body that make up the Party.  While Mitt can walk into a conference and insult its members with the harshest of language, there are still many who believe in his proposed policies and procedures.  The NAACP, a group that at the start of its heyday received funding and support from Jewish leaders, would even go against the President of the United States of America and his signing same-sex marriage into law.  Of all subjects, the leaders of Black caucuses refuse to stand together in approval of the President on this one issue, claiming this could decide the election.  Not only are African-Americans being discriminated against for life’s basic necessities, like jobs and sex, Americans are facing discrimination for not being above the middle-class.  Suddenly, Whites are being forced into categories that house Blacks or African-Americans:  jobless, homeless, penniless.  Welcome to the Civil Rights Movement of the 21st Century where there is a battle between the haves and the have-nots. 

 

Where one group or race of people may take complete ownership of discrimination, this is not a time for anyone to try and be proud.  Discrimination is just a different form of bullying.  And the bullies are the ones who have what the have-nots don’t.  The bigger problem to that is that those bullies constantly brag about their status.  Even when Chick-Fil-A protesters form a “kiss-in,” they don’t actually kiss inside the store.  It’s done on the outside for fear of retaliation – lock up. 

 

There was mutiny in 2010 for all the wrong reasons.  If only the People of America can remember this, they will not let history repeat itself.  President Obama hasn’t fully failed us, contrary to GOP belief, but he also hasn’t been our knight in shining armor either.  His articulation and mass appeal has, however, made international race relations better.  Gun laws should not be included in race relations when dealing with issues at home.  In the 60s, there was discrimination and segregation due to hatred resulting in violence and death.  Today, a new Civil Rights Movement is necessary to prevent anything other than clothing and fashion-sense being resurrected.  But like in the 60s, the peaceful leaders were taken away forcefully by bullets.  Give Peace a chance.  Bullets and Ballots have the same amount of letters.

When will the Black ancestors speak to their people about selecting their President?


 

 

Pete Souza, Official White House Photographer
Pete Souza, Official White House Photographer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

Call them humble, gullible, nice, caring, non-threatening, well-educated, articulate, up-and-coming, upwardly mobile, God-fearing…they may still just be stupid or ignorant.

 

 

 

It should pain anyone when the likes of Tavis Smiley, Dr. Cornell West and other so-called Black leaders discuss their disapproval for the only Black President the United States of America may ever have:  Barack Obama.  Surely, the President could speak directly to them when he utters the ‘taken-out-of-context’ phrase “You Didn’t Build That” because they truly didn’t build their empires on their own.  It seems that all the aforementioned used a little brainwashing of their own to attain the following they have achieved over the years.  The Bottom Line:  they needed faithful followers, People to carry out their restricted domination.  Let’s not forget the near-passing Corey Booker of New Jersey who also has denounced his sincerity for President Obama.  Why is this happening?  Have affluent Blacks suddenly seen a different side of themselves they want more accepted of mainstream America?  Would anyone disagree that the greatest payoff is money, not a hand-out, but mere compensation for switching common courtesy for humanity and confusing it with concern in the form of tyranny?  At a time when change has come, many naysayers refuse to let history repeat itself.  Then, in many ways, what is provoking Blacks to attack a leader of their own race is similar to “Black-on-Black” crime that was prevalent or tied to gang warfare.  Yet, instead of these leaders thumping their chest with a gang-sign, they just let the hate run off their tongues and onto the microphones that eagerly await them.

 

 

 

So many Black leaders say that they have marched with Dr. King and stood beside John F. Kennedy as they tried to make the world a better place by demanding equal rights for all men and women.  If this is true, why has the message gotten lost?  So much of the world is all about Big Business.  Breaking the Union, Big Business.  Education, Big Business.  Outsourcing Jobs, Big Business.  Liberal versus Conservative, Big Business.  Democrat versus Republican, Big Business.  Lies versus Little White Lies, Big Business.  Black Unemployment, Big Business.  Pretending to be color-blind, Bigger Business.  What are these Black leaders or pillars of the Black environment thinking?  Are we heading towards a two-year reassessment of the President?  We didn’t do it when Bush was in office.  But if it wasn’t enough that a Black Barack Obama, who stood for CHANGE and fairness, won the Presidency over a lesser qualified male and female, what is it?  Just two years after being elected, the President came under fire because Americans did not get jobs right away.  That seemed to be the main issue that threatened hard-working middle-class Americans who were on the verge of losing their homes and personal wealth really because of issues that preceded Barack Obama.  On that note, November 2010 had citizens of America who once were Democrat now voting Republican.  Basically, the public was tricked into believing they had made a mistake by voting for someone who was not even taken seriously by his own party.  To make matters worse, the President even saw Democratic leaders stepping down – removing themselves or dissociating themselves with him.  Yet, Black leaders still want their followers to believe, again, that the grass is greener on the other side of fantasy land.

 

 

 

Surely, there are many who remember the Flood of 1927 (The Great Mississippi Flood).  There may even be many who are still alive today.  Herbert Hoover, the Secretary of Commerce, was in charge of flood relief operations.  The promises Mr. Hoover made to the Blacks who occupied refugee camps helped set the stage for his election to the presidency.  However, as conditions worsened with Whites receiving better treatment with food and shelter, thousands of Blacks lost their lives.  This horrific and inhumane act caused the shift of Blacks from the Republican Party to that of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Democratic Party.  Promises were broken.  Unlike Hoover, President Obama faced much opposition within his own party.  Maybe had he said emphatically that change was not going to be immediate because of the severity of the conditions he had inherited, Americans would have been more willing and tolerant.  But, they were not.  They were eager, angry, tired, and felt misled.  Fast forward two years, and this time even wealthy Blacks are promoting Big Business, I mean, someone who knows what Big Business means for himself.  The problem many affluent Blacks face is that they are still Black – no matter the size of their wallets, purses, or bank accounts.  No one wants ‘freebies’ especially if there is going to be a limit to them.  To say that all Blacks want nothing but “Free Stuff” is quite derogatory.  What better stigma placed on a culture that has almost no chance of rising like the phoenix from the ashes?  The words in the phrase “Uppity Negro” still resonate with many poor, elderly southern Blacks (partly due to the Willie Lynch Speech) who believe that the Black man should always know his place in society.  But, if that is the case, does a Black man have a place in the Republican Party?  Chances are, many of those elderly types don’t believe their vote count…anyway.  Would their ancestors agree?

 

Repeal The Way You Feel


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Repeal The Way You Feel

A Poem by TTBoy

Come one, Come All

And welcome to Hell

Let’s have a ball

with the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Now there’s no reason, day after day

to keep it a secret that your partner is gay

You knew it from the start

so did many others

that deep in your heart

those soldiers were closer than brothers

What’s the big deal

it’s kill or be killed

A shot in the head is real

no matter if you’re skilled

Protection not neglection

a different set of eyes can act as deflection

When it’s time to relax

down they’ll go on their backs

And just like you

almost on que

But to wait

and be called an ingrate

out of fear and loathing to hate

Say, “Hello” at the golden gate

because you woke up too late

You took on a mission

inspite of your condition

remember that oath you took?

So when you’re down below

sheltered from the other side’s feelings you know

Who in their right mind would give you a second look?

© 2010 TTBoy28