Below is an email I received from a man who used to be on the radio with me as a Community Volunteer on this University radio station. He likes to bounce things off of me, his educated Black American “brother” and that is all well, and good. It is how we SHOULD communicate. We usually have good laughs about it; we all are ONE. Maybe he knows I am really “the Good Humor Man” – like the sign implies, a chocolate bar on the outside, but creamy vanilla on the inside – as I was raised by my middle class Black American, first-of-their- free-generation-to-be-able-to-do-civil-service-jobs-across-the- board parents – of course. However, this one I had to push back on him about. Please read the original email in-part below and first, then my response to it and judge accordingly. Email address deleted to protect the guilty.
Sent: Fri, May 28, 2010 4:24 pm
Subject: oh just another political observation…that might piss some of you off…lol
took them several weeks to get their story straight on this one. and it wouldn’t have come to this point had a fox journalist not asked obama about it yesterday at his “blame the oil company” press conference of which even cnn and msnbc are saying was horrible. and after their lunch yesterday, bill clinton, who has never lied under oath, takes the hit. lmao. this is undoubtedly one of the most corrupt administrations to come along in years. and the main stream media is slowly but surely having to wake up and acknowledge it. and imagine had the oil spill taken place under bush’s administration. the press would be screaming about it and blaming him for it and the total lack of response to it. ironically very little has been done by the current administration about it. how many weeks has it been now? of course i am skeptical of all politicians and o has given me more reason to be. he’s proven to be just another puppet. and i loved his comment about how desperate the oil companies are getting having to drill for oil miles beneath the ocean floor. duh, since we refuse to allow them to drill our biggest on land oil reserves what are they supposed to do. it appears to be much safer and ecologically friendly to drill on land, so maybe they will wake up and issue more on land oil drilling permits. but i am not holding my breath. I mean if we can ban all domestic oil drilling, then the middle easterners will hold all the power. rock on king o rock on. ha!
White House Used Bill Clinton to Pressure Sestak…….blah, blah blah…
And the Achilliad response;
Now I like a good humor bar as much as the next guy and maybe more than many but…no LOL here.
I don’t “do” politics or religion…too divisive. However, I WILL say this, and whoever can take it back to the racist talk radio pundits like Limbaugh who just want to nit-pick the First Blackish President of the United States and stir the caldron of hate. President Obama (as much as you do not like to “hear” that expression) did not CAUSE not bears any “responsibility” for the BP/Deep H2O Horizon ( sounds like a sci-fi movie btw) oil spill disaster. Actually No President can do much about a sudden natural or as in THIS case, man-made disaster.
Let us reset the timeline TRUTHfully now…
If we are to play the “blame game” visa v ANY of our recent leaders then Jock Ewing aka George HW Bush and his evil son “JR Ewing”, or “dubya” of the oil barons of the group should bear the brunt of it for putting in-place the access to drill in the Gulf of Mexico for US and worldwide oil companies, as well as those going back to the 1940s who began to drill and did not advertise it to the civilian population.
Last time I checked, President Obama (I LOVE to say that) was not on-duty when those deals were made with a WINK and a Nod like the old “good ole boys (white man) network is legendary to do. So STOP the stereotypical race baiting double standard NOW . The Bushwakers and Reagan endorsers are more complicit than our present President EVER will be over the past twenty years, and President Obama is only trying desperately to clean-up their mess while not seeming subservient in the role of another Blackish man having to clean-up after foolishly arrogant and greedy “white guys”. This will have nothing to do with his “legacy”, none of us is perfect and last time I looked the most recent really “corrupt” Presidency was Richard Nixon’s.
I know some white American people (esp. males) have trouble with a Blackish man in the Presidency, but get over it…it is our turn and NOW you get to see what it has been like for “US” lo these many past scores and decades, when our voices went unheard. And what is with this calling him a “King”? Oh, soo do some want to be like England again, eh?
’nuff Said’ as Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee used to say. The plug needs to be pulled on hate talk radio; those who advertise on these divisive shows should be ashamed of themselves and their bank accounts funneled to those of us regular positive and friendly people who can use the money.
Hey! What ever happened to the Good Humor Man Ice Cream Truck, anyway? I loved those creamesickles!