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Well, you HAD to know that THIS was coming in the ever-never-moving- forward world of race in the “United” States of America, didn’t you?  Once again, It is “Monkey Time!”  (“Oh, we didn’t really mean it”, says Ms. Davenport)  It always amazes me how some people like to compare Black Americans to the Simeon as if there are NO white Simeons running around on the planet.

So exactly HOW stupid is THIS??  And did you read the LAME excuse this “woman” (Davenport) put out there?  She evokes “Christianity” and other bullshit “mistakes” she repents.  All of this during “Easter Week”, mind you.  Hmmmm. Welcome to the “Jimmy The Greek” Hall of Shame.  In past posts I TOLD you that the “Tea Party” is a closet euphemism for “Archie Bunker-styled racist bigots” – yes I did!  They are the voice for those who will NEVA get used to the idea that the majority of the elecorate chose Obama as President in the fall of 2008.  In this land, some people will never “get it”, and that is why I choose to now ignore them as I choose to stay agnostic in the Sidney Poitier way (read his book!).  

 But let’s write a little bit about it all here for fun, what do you say? OK?  There was Howard Cosell’s insensitivity, and many other instances where you wonder just what these people are thinking, if they have a brain at all?  In this year, 2011 even, recently a Caucasian female puts foot in mouth, proof that gender hath no sympathy and is often clothed behind a sexy scarf, lipstick and false boobs.

I still dance like that Major Lance, according to my friend, DJ Onasile! lol  “All about the “four-twenty”, y’all! Still one of my favorite songs of all times!  I must have been about eleven when this came out, and l-o-v-e-d “Shindig” !

As I was out getting some exercise over the weekend, it occurred to me that the “United” States of America will not recover from the divisiveness of the post-racial slavery times for about a thousand years.  Really!  The reason that I realized this is by looking at other, older civilizations/societies.  Take, for instance, the Russian, Slavic or even Roman/European or  long ago Mandarin civilizations.  It took them centuries before they woke-up to the wrongs of their past elders.  What makes “God Bless America” think that it will heal and move on any faster? Not.  But one thing is for sure (maybe), all the usual “suspects” like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and others who never really change anything, will jump into the debate-fray, collect ten-thou for being on TV “news” shows now once again, and we will continue to look like a society that cannot get out its own way to the rest of the world.

                        ONE of my “correspondents in the field”, who usually masquerades as an email political pundit on the state of America, sent me a link to this story that made it to early morning television.  I thank him, since I haven’t had television in eleven months (and do not miss it by the way, my cutting-the-cable wound has healed fine, just like my navel! LOL)  

Apparently in India the monkeys are on the verge of harassing President Obama the way the Obstructplikans did during the lead-up to the “mid-term election”.  I know he is thinking, “Can’t a Brotha catch a break even overseas??”  I wonder if he sees like a monkey with the face resembling Senator Mitch McConnell, or one with the features of  Ohio Congressman John Boehner? Maybe one aggressive monkey that the Indian police had to rapidly thwart was the Sarah Palin female monkey!  I think she is the one that bit someone ;-J

It made me think of whether this person sent me this to infer that our President is “monkeying around” with the body politic?  Or worse, is he using that tired old simile that implies species of Simeon primates and people of African descent relate closer than other human beings?  Oh, no, he wouldn’t be that tacky – not with me, anyway :-J  

It gave me pause to recall another infamous monkey gaff or “coincidence of speech” and a dance from early in my vinyl history;  the time in September of 1983,  the late sportscaster Howard Cosell said, in describing footballer Alvin Garrett returning a kick, “Look at that little monkey go!” LOL  I really don’t think he meant it in a derogatory manner because this is the same Cosell who was, amusingly through those same years, the main cut-up foil of Muhammad Ali on-camera.

So let’s reminisce.

Watch-out Mr. President, you better learn to “do the “Cow Bell, Yeah!” – as in India, do as the Hindus!  “Do” you have a comment?

Well it didn’t even take a whole year between State of The Union speeches for the Jimmy-The-Greek moments to come back to haunt the healing of the perceived racial divide in, at least, American politics.  First, the formerly mild-mannered-looking Senate leader Harry Ried apparently wrote in his published book that President Obama was more likeable because he doesn’t use “Negro dialect”.  LMAO  Now I KNOW what Senator Ried wants to convey, and it is rather true – at least in HIS world – but using the word “Negro”??  WHO says “negro” anymore?  I am going to now dub this Senator, “Senator Spencer Tracy”, because it was about the time Sidney Poitier starred in the film, “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner”, that we last heard Black Americans described as “Negroes”. Where are we, back in the 1960s again???

We certainly don’t want that term to come back to the U.S.A.’s daily lexicon, because you all know which offshoot of that word returns with it… I can’t believe it!!  Don’t they EVER learn? (a Song by Lou Rawls)

Then the shamed-out-of-office, former Illinois Governor Blagojevich is now “apologizing” for his apparent foot-in-mouth flair-up at the expense of President Obama, who Blag endorsed for President!  What is UP with this propensity for white American men, in visible and lofty places, to still perpetuate petty prejudices?  Like I would tell my much younger sibling, as people wiser and older once told me: “THINK before you open your mouth or cast words out, fore once you DO, you better never want them BACK, because that is impossible to achieve.”  So, are these calculated outbursts and insults based in an innate anger that these men try, unsuccessfully, to conceal? If it is honest zeal, not coming to grips with having a Black American man as their boss is sadly real.

Pickhit: C’mon Mariah Carey…stop sleazing-down your act by appearing sloshed at the lectern while receiving an award.  Not classy, baby, and many want to continue to admire you. ‘Never seen the First Diva of Soul, Aretha Franklin, go out like that, and she is who you give lip-service to being your role-model Diva, right?  Even when with Tommy Mattolla, you never were see on a public stage like that, Girl!! Chill on the adult beverages the VIP after party

Pickhit II: Conversely, Alicia Keys reminded me of what a bright new star she is still ascending to be with her performance on SNL over the weekend…Class-SEE!  That “Sleeping With A Broken Heart” song is now my latest “tune wedgie” – and for good reason.  I can hear it again, and again, “I’m gonna hold on to the times that we had, Tonight, I’m gonna find a way to make it without you…”   Right in my wheelhouse, people.

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