Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Saturday Till Today...

Bernie Mac. Isaac Hayes. Obama in Hawaii. McCain in the Mid-State. Black Olympian Cullen Jones winning a gold medal...been more than a few events happening the last few days, each deserving their own blog post, but alas, I've been a bit MIA.

I was shocked and dismayed at both of the deaths of Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes. I still can't believe it. I caught part of Larry King Live tonight and watched DL Hughley, Cedric The Entertainer, and Steve Harvey recount their thoughts on Bernie Mac. Yesterday I listened to Tom Joyner's tribute to both men oh his Morning Show program. Wow! I can't believe they're gone. Life is short.

John McCain is in Central PA. Local media latched on to a quote he gave recently citing "It's hard to do the Lord's work in the Devil's city," referring to Washington. I thought to myself, "Gee, that's so kind of you, John McCain." The part of me that still counts Washington, DC as a second home takes offense to that. DC is far from the devil's city but some of his minions certainly are on Capitol Hill, that's for damn sure.

Obama's in Hawaii. Get yo' rest brother, get your rest. You're gonna needed. More and more negative Obama ads have been running during the Olympic broadcasting lately and some of the misguided actually are falling for it. Ugh. Doesn't help matters former governor and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge has been escorting Senator McOldhead around PA either.

Fox News was criticizing Barack for taking time off from the campaigning. Brother! If the man's tired and wants to rest, let him. Besides, last time I checked, both he and McCain are still Senators. Doesn't Congress take 200th vacation during the month of August?!?! Congress works maybe 2 months of the year! LOL.

The Olympics. I've had my fill of the gymnastics, diving, swimming, and volleyball events. I'm ready for the track and wrestling competitions. Nothing against Michael Phelps, he's my boy and all, but I'm soooo sick of seeing his face er'rywhere! Did Cullen get any coverage on being one of the few Blacks to receive an Olympic medal in swimming? Here, coverage was more of an "oh and by the way" deal. Phtt! I digress from further comment.

Overall for me, life has been a little challenging, but I'm muddling through. I'll save my recent activities for a post tomorrow. Until then, keep the faith....


Darius T. Williams said...

America, it's beautiful - right?

WhozHe said...

I am proud as an African American to see someone who looks like me get a medal at the Olympics, but I believe to others he was just another American winning a medal. That's not bad if people are indeed focused less on race, however if the lack of attention was due TO race then that is cause for concern.


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