Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Red Pill Blue Pill



 








 If you do or say something racist or otherwise hurtful
And someone actually calls you on it

Consider yourself privileged
Consider yourself to have been presented
with a unique opportunity


If someone tells you
I was offened
That hurt me
I can't believe someone would
Can you believe someone would...
How could they...
That was so racist

Again
Consider yourself privileged
Consider yourself to have been presented
with a unique opportunity

It's as if Laurence Fishburn himself
(with his fine ass, damn he is fine)
Actually stepped off the screen in that dark leather coat
And sexy sunglasses
(I bet he smelled so good, that scent of leather and sexy sunglasses and aromatic cologne and Laurence Fisburn on film looking so damned fine)
(ok, yeah, I got a thing for Laurence Fishburn)

It's as Laurence Fisburn himself
Actualy stepped off the screen in that dark leather coat
And sexy sunglasses
And presented you with the Red Pill/ Blue Pill Scenario

This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.

You have been given a great gift. The gift that someone believes you are the person who knows a good opportunity when you see it. Someone who believes that you will jump down the rabbit hole with them.

Will you give them the gift of your belief in return?

 Red Pill/ Blue Pill.

******

Monday, May 20, 2013

Using a Government Agency to Target American Citizens

Everything in a nutshell: Bhengazi, IRS, AP


Bhengazi - Being cautious is not a coverup.

Four American citizens were dead and






IRS - Yes, the government uses various agencies to target American citizens. Duh.

I suppose the upshot for Republicans is that it's perfectly fine to use the Department of Homeland Security to target those hippie Occupy Protestors. But actually making sure that people who claim tax exempt status should, well, actually be eligible for tax exempt status, that's "targeting American citizens on their own soil."
















AP Scandal - The Fourth Estate reaping what it sows. Teh m

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Western Southern Life: The Biggest Bully in the Playground

Only the rich deserve peace
Only the rich deserve beauty
Only the rich deserve protection


The Anna Louise Inn. I liked living there. I liked walking Lytle Park in the moonlight. I loved weekend afternoon strolls to Serpentine Wall. I loved being downtown in the heart of the city.

I loved the veranda of the Inn. The stately grace of the building itself - it seemed to exude peace, strength, stability. Something I and the other women who lived between those walls needed desperately.

It's been there for decades.

Only the rich deserve peace
Only the rich deserve beauty
Only the rich deserve protection
Only the rich deserve mercy

Sometimes the "where" is every bit as important as the "why". The location of the Anna Louise Inn mattered, just like the location of the Metropole mattered, and just like the location of the Drop Inn Center matters.

Gentrification. Such a gentle word for such a brutal, nasty, racist, classist and uncaring process.

Washington Park, Over the Rhine, the West End. Every city across this nation in neighborhoods whose names I do not know.

The poor are pushed around, pushed over and pushed out.

Western Southern Life is just the most recent in a long line of bullies. Cincinnati is the only the most recent in a long line of cities to fail the people who need it the most.

Only the rich deserve peace
Only the rich deserve beauty
Only the rich deserve protection
Only the rich deserve mercy
Only the rich deserve freedom

All the rest must shift for themselves as they can.