Friday, November 7, 2014

Racism is for Whites!

I like to toss out a little snark here and there on the internet.   Recently, I posted on a story about Tim Scott, the newly elected (black) South Carolina senator who other blacks are calling an “Uncle Tom.”  

My comment was:
“Uncle Tom is a term used by black people to try to convince other black people that working, education, living well, and setting a good example for their children is selling out.”   People calling a successful black man "Uncle Tom" obviously want to keep the black people oppressed. How racist is that!

I borrowed the definition from Urban Dictionary.  Had I realized my comment would be so “popular,” (well over 1200 likes) I would have cited the definition.

That’s not the reason for this post.

There were countless comments in the form of discussion.  Some comments were directly to me.   One, from a guy who calls himself “REALTeeReaL” with a real classy picture of Cassius Clay giving the camera “the finger,” had a lot to say.  After I told him his comment was teeming with racism (you know, because he was saying white folks had no right to even comment on the article because we can’t possibly know what a black person thinks, as he spewed all the things he thinks white people say and think, like how we get behind closed doors and call Obama an “uppity negro,” though he’s sure they use another word.)  Yep.  He said that.  Then he actually said this:   

“As is the case when a Black person talks about race and how it effects them certain Whites will immediately say that their response is racist. Please refer to the dictionary and look up the word racism and racist, you will see for yourself that I as a Black person I can NOT be racist or that my stance on this issue is not "teeming" with racism.” 

Emphasis mine.   The bad spelling, bad grammar, and lack of punctuation is all his.  

No wonder America is going to hell in a hand basket.   There are people walking around, functioning in the real world who may be idiots.  Dude really thinks only white peeps can be racist, or more specifically, that because he is black, he cannot be racist.   I pointed out that being black or white means nothing; only his attitude makes it a big deal.   And that's the truth.  Attitudes are the only issue in the matter of skin color.  People have stinky attitudes.  

REAL-UnReal about came unglued.   Accused me of pulling the old “switcher-roo.” He also said I was doing the “Blanche Devereaux act” on him.   Yeah.  I almost think he’s really a white chick.  

I may write more about him, but don't hold your breath.  hahaHA

PS:  I have ever heard anyone called an "uppity negro" especially not the president.  I think he (she?) made that one up.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Snark Up Close and Personal

Working in close proximity to others makes you just want to say things.

      Not always nice things.

                 Things like: 

*You are not just acting stupid, you are stupid.  Stop it!

*Good Lawrd, shut up!   Can you manage not talking for even a little while?

*The three of you have the most obnoxious laughs.  You are not allowed to tell each other jokes or funny anecdotes.  Ever.  

*That son of yours is full grown.  You really need to quit treating him like he's 14 and let him grow up.  He's going to be 30 and still living in that back bedroom.

*I do not want to hear about your body functions.  Ever. Ever.

*Really?  They gave you a raise??  They seriously don't know what you do, do they?

*And they call you the boss?   I think those bad choices are going to catch up to you.

*If you know you are cold-natured, don't wear skimpy clothes and expect the air to stay off on a summer day!   And don't wear short sleeves on a chilly day and demand the heat be turned up enough to warm all of Alabama.

*Speak up!  For Heaven's sake, can YOU even hear what you're saying??

*Nosy!  Mind yer business!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

State Laws Can Make or Break a Family

In Tennessee, you can have physical custody of a child since the age of two, adopt her in 2009, and 2013 can have that adoption rescinded, and the child jerked out of the only home she's ever known to live with a man who has spent much of his life behind bars, a man she does not know.  I have no words for the injustice done this child.  Read about Sonya HERE.

But in Alabama:
You can be the father of a baby that you didn't know about until adoption proceedings start, and if you try to claim parental rights and stop the adoption process, and you will be out of luck.   Read about Andrew Scott here.   In addition to not being able to stop others from adopting your child, you will be made out to be a monster, have local writers say all manner of evil against you and your family, and every move you make will be scrutinized and publicized.  I also have no words for the injustice done in this situation.  No one is a winner.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Now where did Junior learn to act that way?

Ever notice how moms with the bratty children are often the ones who yell the loudest about some imagined wrong done to little Junior?   Don’t you think, at some point, they’d realize that if there’s an issue every time they go somewhere, they might be the problem?

When Mommy Stefonee has to leave the park with a crying, screaming Junior in tow, she may have to admit her son might be a little out of control.   I bet a swat on the behind a time or two would bring a little self-control into the situation.   What’s that you say, Stefonee?  With your best indignant look, I can just hear your shrill voice, “What?  Hit my child?”  

Yeah…other moms and dads can tell the kids who have no discipline in their lives.  They often grow up to be problematic twenty-somethings thinking the world owes them toys they didn’t work for, jobs they aren't qualified for, and money they didn’t earn.  Sadly, you are teaching Junior entitlement traits while he's just a toddler.  

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Loving me some GloZell

Meet GloZell Green. She cracks me up.  Her snark is much better than mine!  She may have a better understanding of how "Ameriker" is sinking fast than many of us.  

Friday, May 9, 2014

Chick, you ain't got no class, so shut it!

In the midst of all her screeching, swearing, snorting and stomping, we gather her argument is that her grandmother was a slave, who died this year at the age of 104 years.   Since the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in 1865, it is impossible that her claim is true.   My grandpappy was a poverty stricken share-cropping slave to the bottle.   Maybe I need a free shot of whiskey. 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

(Don't) Help Me, I'm Cold!

There was a high speed chase in Decatur.   Shots were fired at police.   The silly guy jumped out of his car and climbed under the bridge in below-freezing temperatures.   He's still there, and the sun has been up for hours.

It didn't take long, I imagine, before he realized he couldn't feel his fingers or his toes.  I don't see this ending well for Mr. DumbColdGuy.   I don't believe there's any restrooms are on the pillars underneath the bridge.   He just may be a little uncomfortable.

Read story on WHNT or WAFF.

WHNT News 19 crews on the scene of a standoff at the Highway 31 Bridge over the Tennessee River have visual confirmation that law enforcement officers have a man in custody.    The standoff lasted several hours, possibly starting as early as 4:00 AM Saturday.

Lt. John Crouch of the Decatur Police Department told WHNT News 19 that the man’s name is James Hubert.  Crouch said Hubert was spotted by law enforcement at an apartment complex in Madison County Friday night.   Crouch said when law enforcement tried to stop him, he took off and started the pursuit.  He drove through several gates at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and wound up going west in the east bound lanes of Interstate 565.  Crouch said when Hubert got to the bridge, it was barricaded.  So, he climbed down the side to take shelter underneath.