Loving a Badge with Honor


Black and Blue
is what they both wore
Just that, he donned a cap
And she, long-sleeves and shades
so the neighbors could reach out
His pistol he used brutally often
even while the gulf flowed crimson
A silent partner to a proud one
Her cross was his badge of honor
Someday, they’d all see her praying
Someday,
she would have to close her eyes
and feel thunder and lightning no more
and hear what her voice sounds like
Someday, he will close his eyes
and relive it all

Loving a Badge with Honor


Black and Blue
is what they both wore
Just that, he donned a cap
And she, long-sleeves and shades
so the neighbors could reach out
His pistol he used brutally often
even while the gulf flowed crimson
A silent partner to a proud one
Her cross was his badge of honor
Someday, they’d all see her praying
Someday,
she would have to close her eyes
and feel thunder and lightning no more
and hear what her voice sounds like
Someday, he will close his eyes
and relive it all

Loving a Badge with Honor


Black and Blue
is what they both wore
Just that, he donned a cap
And she, long-sleeves and shades
so the neighbors could reach out
His pistol he used brutally often
even while the gulf flowed crimson
A silent partner to a proud one
Her cross was his badge of honor
Someday, they’d all see her praying
Someday,
she would have to close her eyes
and feel thunder and lightning no more
and hear what her voice sounds like
Someday, he will close his eyes
and relive it all

TTBoy Says:


TTBoy Says:  Will Jada and Will Smith ever come out for an Award?

TTBoy Says:  Sarah Silverman is a total genius to be so talented while actually being    demented.

TTBoy Says:  Zoloft is better than Prozac.

TTBoy Says:  Nadine Parker of Clay, NY is unlike any other person on Earth.

TTBoy Says:  Is Lori Grenier really pretty?

TTBoy Says:  Haven’t You ever been screwed by the Church?

TTBoy Says:  Priests wearing robes should prove they’re wearing underwear each service.

TTBoy Says:  Is the NAACP still singling out brighter-skinned Black people for awards?

TTBoy Says:  We’ve had a Black President.  Why not get ready for a Cuban?

TTBoy Says:  The Most Underrated Black Actress is Black.  The Most Overrated White Actress is White.

TTBoy Says:  Hollywood is falling apart and coming together in Santa Monica.

TTBoy Says:  Men were wearing purses long before women were.

TTBoy Says:  “Finding Your Roots” seem to be an honest show.

TTBoy Says:  Voting Polls are just a distraction

TTBoy Says:  Jeb Bush has proven that he’s not his Brother.

TTBoy Says:  Hilary Clinton could be a dominatrix after her meetings and interviews.

TTBoy Says:  Is the Zika Virus the new AIDS?

TTBoy Says:  Celebrities don’t all practice the same religion.  But, their God tells them to do really strange things.

TTBoy Says:  Inter-racial couples hate each other during times of Race Relations.

TTBoy Says:  How do good-looking men with small penises really feel about themselves?

TTBoy Says:  “The Wandering Womb” Women who sleep around don’t get that.

TTBoy Says:  Is it taboo for a boy to see his father’s penis, but girls can see their Mom’s boobs?

TTBoy Says:  Do you wonder if the heroin addicts in New Hampshire have fibromyalgia?

TTBoy Says:  Will somebody please create a show specifically for J-Lo?

TTBoy Says:  Beware of women who pull their checkbooks out at the supermarket just after she is given the total.

TTBoy Says:  Does Katy Perry do kegel exercises?

TTBoy Says:  Models just don’t look like they’re starving anymore.

TTBoy Says:  Did Michael Jackson really own 50 percent of SONY Music?

TTBoy Says:  Do most girls want to be just like their mothers?

TTBoy Says:  Will Blacks exclude Stacey Dash from Black History or will she be forever scorned and cursed to the coldest part of Hell?

TTBoy Says:  Is Bill O’Reilly smarter than Bill Maher?

TTBoy Says:  Why are more White men entering the world of Transgenderism?  Could this be the reason Republicans are so Anti-Abortion?

TTBoy Says:  “Okay,” is the most thrown around word.

TTBoy Says:  Do 74-year old alcoholics know they’re drunk?

TTBoy Says:  You should always know that when a classy, pretty girl or woman excuse themselves to go to the restroom, they’re going to pass gas.

TTBoy Says:  Why do Alisha Tyler and Julie Chen look like they could be a real-life couple?

TTBoy Says:  You can always tell bad lovers with no exes.  They don’t have stalkers.

TTBoy Says:  What does Natasha Trethewey do for a living outside of her own?

TTBoy Says:  Why do some people consider Sylvia Plath to be a hero?

TTBoy Says:  It’s sad that the best thing for pain is sleep.  Or an action that will make you so sedentary till you won’t ever want to move.

TTBoy Says:  Should Senators and Councilmen be drug-tested for their paychecks?

TTBoy Says:  When using someone else’s bathroom, always call somebody into the bathroom after you’ve used it so they can take part of the blame for not lifting the toilet seat.

TTBoy Says:  Martin O’Malley was the only candidate that looked like a real President.

TTBoy Says:  Has Cuba Gooding, Jr. had cosmetic surgery?

TTBoy Says:  The best way to not take yourself too seriously is to wear the cheapest blouse and pant outfit to an event and let your boobs do all the talking.

TTBoy Says:  Is Chelsea Handler still drunk?

TTBoy Says:  Which will fade first, Jenny McCarthy’s mouth or her looks?

TTBoy Says:  Does Melissa McCarthy have a sex tape?

TTBoy Says:  Did Leo say, “No,” to Lady Gaga?

TTBoy Says:  If Black is hated so much, why is it the only accepted color, for men, at award shows?

TTBoy Says:  Did Sarah Palin really believe she would be Trump’s running-mate?

TTBoy Says:  Would you tell a woman she smelled like pee after she hugged you?  Would you hug her again when she got ready to leave?

TTBoy Says:  Is the show, “What Would You Do?” getting corny?

TTBoy Says:  ‘Tis better to Give.  There could be a live snake in the box.

TTBoy Says:  How many “Owws” are permitted when you begin anal sex?

TTBoy Says:  People who sing while sneezing are afraid of the dark.

TTBoy Says:  Most people close their eyes when their doctor stands behind them.

TTBoy Says:  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a Child’s Oscars?  No parents allowed.  Only talent.

TTBoy Says:  Even guys who dye their carpet forget to dye their drapes.

TTBoy Says:  Would Whoopi Goldberg ever play the part of a fat, White crackhead?

TTBoy Says:  Six degrees of separation…Ted Cruz could be related to Grandpa from The Munsters.

TTBoy Says:  Richard Dreyfuss will never be on the same acting level as Robert Deniro.

TTBoy Says: Can you imagine a calm World with marijuana legally lit up everywhere?

TTBoy Says:  Fisting comes in all forms.  There are women who like to get fisted.  Somewhere.

TTBoy Says:  Be kind to the Pole Dancers.  It takes a lot of courage to constantly go up and down on something so filthy without using hand-sanitizer afterwards.

TTBoy Says:  Have you ever had an accident in a dream and woke up only to hurt the same body part but in a different way?

TTBoy Says:  Do cat people smell worse than bird people?

TTBoy Says:  Did a Black girl in Albany, NY really throw the first punch on the school bus surround by White students?

TTBoy Says: Should the Governor of Flint, Michigan himself be responsible for the water crisis?  

TTBoy Says:  Why are the last 15 minutes of the News just filler stuff?

TTBoy Says:  Stop accepting people’s excuses and apologies for not having common sense.  Just tell them how stupid they are and walk away.

TTBoy Says:  Is Valerie Harper still alive?

TTBoy Says:  Do you have to be Kenny Leon’s friend first before you get a part?

TTBoy Says:  Is Celine Dion really “The Best Singer in the World?”

TTBoy Says:  Even after it has been determined that Jesus was a Black man, “Gods of Egypt” is still being distributed.

TTBoy Says:  Has Bill Cosby ever had ‘Spanish Fly’?

TTBoy Says:  How did racism start in the northern part of the East coast?

TTBoy Says:  If a boy wants to marry a girl just like his Mom, does that mean he wants to impregnate his mother?

TTBoy Says:  Every boy fantasizes about how he was conceived.

TTBoy Says:  The voices are on the outside trying to get in.  Nothing starts within.

TTBoy Says:  No matter where you put them, take your suppository out before sex.

TTBoy Says:  The best way to tell that a woman hasn’t had sex in a long time, see if she’s eating Weight Watchers.  She might even have stock in the company.

TTBoy Says:  Could the real reason the Obama girls are so well-mannered be because they walked in on their parents having sex?

TTBoy Says:  Will Ke$ha ever recover and make music again?

TTBoy Says:  The majority of single men do have at least one vibrator.

TTBoy Says:  Will we ever stop quoting dead poets and keep the living ones alive?

TTBoy Says:  Is Bernie Sanders ready to throw a tantrum in the White House?

TTBoy Says:  People are angry, scared, and frustrated.  And it’s all because they are constipated.

TTBoy Says:  Are you still considered a Good Parent when your child sneaks out of the house to be with someone who’s completely wrong for them?

TTBoy Says:  Are Dads bigger perverts than Moms? 

TTBoy Says:  Black Churches know they have to accept homosexuality.  And quickly!   

 

 

Stupid is as Stupid does! Or does Insensitivity breed Insensitivity?


Are NFL football players public figures like a Syracuse Mayor? 

 

When NFL football players, who are selected by a group of men to serve their teams don’t deliver a return on the powers-that-be investment, they generally leave a sour taste for their fans on and off the playing field.  Take for example cornerback, Chris Culliver, for the San Francisco 49ers.  When Culliver made the ultimate scathing remarks about gay football players not being “welcomed” in their team’s locker room, many believed this young person had definitely crossed the line.  As confident as he assumed his position, the comment held much weight as so-called straight men playing in Super Bowl XLVII were being likened to Goliath and the closeted gay men held hands with David.  Culliver and his band of cronies would even deny taking part in a near “It Gets Better” campaign.  For a moment, gasps could be heard around the world as the 49ers drew closer to triumph.  Ultimately, Culliver and his Goliath brethren lost the match to the lone vocal David, Brendon Ayanbadejo, linebacker for the victorious Baltimore Ravens on February 3, 2013.  While there are surely Christians who believe homosexuality is an abomination, Ayanbadejo’s good over-powered Culliver’s evil.  Where was the leader or leaders who elected the bashing Culliver and his fellow mates at the time of the foul attention they garnered?  No one said that Culliver was wrong for his poor choice of words during his interview with Artie Lang.  It was almost as if the 49ers were sending a message directly to Ayanbadejo that “any sissies on the field are going down…”  Isn’t it time for the media to make Ayanbadejo’s crusade for Gay Rights and his Baltimore Ravens victory an example to all who oppose gay players in the NFL?  Would a 49ers victory at Super Bowl XLVII have been a slap in the face of adversity?  No doubt.  Isn’t it even time for team owners to speak up and say, “We will not and do not tolerate imposing fear on any player who can and wants to play football”?  In no way has it been shared and cared that Ayanbadejo is himself a gay player for the NFL.  However, if he is, has he not already become the “Jackie Robinson of the NFL?”  Not only should the owner or owners of the Baltimore Ravens applaud Ayanbadejo’s behavior on and off the field, the general public should do so as well.  “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is obviously running amok in the testosterone-enraged locker rooms that Christians have helped to support.  Are club owners held to a majority view-point?  Maybe so.  For the love of the game, whether a man or woman can play the game should take precedence over one’s lifestyle or “way-of-life.”  Like any public figure, serving for the betterment of good should be the motto.

 

But like the NFL’s lack of cultural adversity, there are other figures or officials, like Syracuse Mayor, Stephanie Miner, who choose to ignore those who elected her to her position.  Like NFL players are employees to their team, a secretary or personal assistant to the Mayor should not overstep their bounds and become selective in which messages require a higher priority for the Mayor.  It may be a given that the Mayor receives all kinds of phone calls from voters and non-voters alike.  But when a call is made and a message is left with a secretary regarding discrimination or misuse of funds, the Mayor should extend the courtesy of returning the call.  What a scapegoat for the Mayor to say that she was never made aware of the attempt to expose the wrongdoing.  Again, like the abhorrent players in the NFL, a non-customer service oriented Mayor shows her true colors in a way comparable of flipping off endearing voters.  Having become interested in politics at an early age, Miner may have inherited or obviously enveloped a “Fake it till you make it” mentality toward the people of Syracuse, New York.  Although Miner is seeking a second term as Mayor in the Democrat majority-ruled city, her not so glorious performance record may go unnoticed by the people.  While the word “Democrat” or democracy is synonymous with being “for the people,” it is not yet discovered who or what Miner serves or supports.  Not returning phone calls is just one way to explain her ill towards the non-private sector.

 

A public figure is one whose life and behavior are the main focus of intense scrutiny and public interest.  Whether viewing a game on regular television or paying monies to attend an intense match.  As tensions brew on the football playing field, so do them inside City Hall or during the Mayor’s public and private addresses.  But as serving for the majority is a key issue, bestowing one’s own personal beliefs become more hurtful to those who are blindsided as fans.

Changing the meaning of the “Black Tie Affair”


 

 

Little Bow tie
Little Bow tie

 

In case you don’t know, the Black Tie Affair is an event that requires completely formal dress attire – having men dress in a Black tux with only a black ‘hand-tied’ tie and the women boasting the most elegant of near-ball gowns.  This is the kind of event where men can be and are seen only as a face, whereas women are able to epitomize ideal beauty.  Then why call it a “Black Tie Affair?”

 

 

 

Black is usually worn at funerals; generally, worn to celebrate a “Going Home” or “New Beginning.”  Okay, it signifies death.  Usually, I do conform to the dress code of the Black Tie Affair with much hesitancy.  Call me jealous, but I find a problem with women being able to exhibit their femininity when I have to be reduced to just a face-in-the-crowd of men who are either lesser or greater endowed financially or physically.  The Black Tie Affair is one which brags of resources for those invited to attend such a party.  So, what if women were restricted to not showing their sometimes newly acquired assets and required to don a Black tux like Kim Basinger did in the movie “9 ½ Weeks?”  In the right light, Kim could have passed as a man.  Yet, a face isn’t always just a face.  As there are pretty, baby-faced men that can rival the most beautiful women, with everyone wearing a Black tux with a Black tie, the playing field (and I do mean, playing field) is leveled.  The Black tux, like any proper suit, is tailored to the right specifications.  Not only does the Black shield imprints and indentations the anatomy, it doesn’t take the best of tailors to shield the junk concealed as one’s assets.

 

 

 

Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder?  If it is, then change the details of the Black Tie Affair but leave the meaning.  Women wearing the customer-made Black tux, would still adhere to the specifics of the event even if they were to sport a hand-tied bow-tie as long as it was not the focus of the outfit.  As the singer Prince sang, “…Let a woman be a woman, and a man be a man.”  Let the Black Tie Affair really be a Black Tie Affair – everybody wears a Black tux with a hand-tied bow tie or simply a black bow-tie with no one wearing a ball-gown.  Notice I said nothing about the shoes?  There are women who love heels and women who love flats.  How else could a woman dress up a tux?  If it was Mariah Carey, surely she wouldn’t be caught slumming in anything other than heels.  Yet and still, Mariah’s enhanced curvature could give life to any Black Tie Affair.

 

 

 

How about a little role reversal?  I don’t mean men wearing dresses or ball gowns and the women wearing the tuxes.  I mean, let the women wear the Black tux and men staying away from the somber look and feel by wearing a tux of any color other than Black.  Let the Black rope stay around his neck though.  For some, the Black Tie Affair is truly an upper echelon affair.  If a man was truly able to display his physical assets beneath the stigma placed on a Black tie, wouldn’t it really be an affair to be envied…by Mr. and Mrs. Jones?