Tag Archives: Sarah Palin

Your time is up…..

12 Nov

How come since Obama won the election and McCain gave that gracious concession speech, I have heard nothing about ole Mac but Sarah? That heffa who at first shunned the press is now out there for us all to see with her hillbilly ass (bitch, we know you ain’t giving back all them clothes including Todd’s new gear).

Seriously, its annoying and I know my boy, Big Man over at Raving Black Lunatic wrote about it as well today, but I had to add my two cents but why won’t this wench go away? Its like at the end of Ferris Bueller, which is one of my favorite flicks when Matthew Broderick’s character tells us the show is over. Sarah, you were on the losing team, seems no one bought the little hate express road show except for folks in states that my Black ass never plans on visiting. No, Arkansas trip for me anytime soon despite the fact I still got family there.

Way I see it, Mizz Sarah, tasted that national kool-aid and got stars in her eyes, problem is she was on the losing team, now if it was me and I had the GOP talking greasy about me, I would slink my ass back to Alaska and deal with my life and put this little episode behind me. Shit, she got all those kids to care for plus little Bristol’s wedding to plan, or is that off now? I mean Levi might just be a stand up kinda kid and still follow through but why wait? Why not get married before the baby arrives? Ok, I’ll stop with the questions.

Anyhoo, I am just sick and tired of hearing about Sarah and suspect I am not alone, Sarah, take your ass home and stop talking to the media, you are irrelevant. Go shoot a moose or something.  Or as Flava Flav would say “Your time is up”.

Plain old tired

27 Oct

Ok, I know I am not the only one but damn does it not feel like this election season has been going on forever? Granted we are now in the home stretch, its a week and a day until showtime. I am nervous, trying to keep my hope face on, but truthfully feeling pretty scared. Scared that in the end, hate will win out and this country will be on a path that we no longer have to worry about securing our borders from folks coming in but instead it will be folks trying to get the fuck out of dodge.

Seriously, I had a dream that McCain won and that not long into his presidency he drops dead and we end up with evil Sarah as the leader of the free world. Can I just say I almost woke up screaming. I wish I could say there is one specific thing about that woman that scares me, but its the whole package. The fact that considering McCain picked her ass out of relative obscurity that now she seems to want more, like a power hungry robot. You would think she’d be a grateful bitch instead she wants more. The fact that she seems really good at bringing out the worst in folks scares me, the fact that she has never came out and taken a stand against the hate that she seems to inspire is troubling at best.

I suspect after catching a glimpse of Sean Hannity this weekend once again ranting about Obama’s relationship with BIll Ayers, I really got tired…by the way, why the fuck did he show a picture of Ayers taken at least 30 years ago? Yeah, I know to scare the folks who listen to the ignorant shit he spews out of his pie-hole. Can I just say that if I ever met Sean Hannity, I would just slap the shit out of him on general principal.

Nope, I am tired and at this point, thinking I need to stop watching the news. Generally I am all about knowledge but this week just feels like a time to retreat into my own world. Of course as a blog junkie, I know I will have some exposure to political happenings but at least its better than full on news which is almost leading me to have a damn panic attack.

So this week consider this a no news zone, at least no political news. Instead I am working hard to wrap up a strategic plan for a client and spend some time getting my Suzy Homemaker on. I have a meeting this evening so dinner will just be burgers, but tomorrow I am trying my hand at that butternut squash soup and apple tart. So stay tuned, I will tell you how it turns out later.

For now, back to work and hopefully in a bit I can go and enjoy some of this sun we are having today. Its a gorgeous fall day in my little town and I am itching to walk on the beach, despite the crisp air. Something about looking at the ocean or really any body of water since back home, while I didn’t have the ocean I did have Lake Michigan and the Chicago River to soothe my soul.

They are all fake

24 Oct

Well I have a little breathing room here today, after breaking down and taking the little one to the doctor yesterday, of course the fever finally broke. Translation, it means Mama has some time to herself today since mini-me was feeling well enough for daycare.

On to world events, or should I say national events. While I will admit that I haven’t started buying the bubbly yet and looking for my dancing shoes just yet, in celebration for what I hope is a historic night November 4. Since I know those sneaky Rethugs will do anything to win, including getting all the damn machines programmed to vote McCain even when the voter punches Obama or some other candidate.

However I am starting to think that their only chance at winning will have to involve since trickery and thievery, since all signs on the ground even in my lilly white state, the blogosphere and the polls indicate that an Obama victory is likely. Now, I will admit I don’t see a landslide but as long as Obama wins that’s all I care about.

Yet what about them Rethugs? Seems ain’t a damn thing about them real. Turns out Sarah must really look like shit since she needed 150G’s worth of clothes, hair and makeup for her and her tribe. Come on, now, you mean to tell a sista the Palins couldn’t afford to go to Men’s Warehouse and get ole Todd a suit or two off the rack? And why the hell did baby Trig need an almost $100 outfit? The 7 year old is lugging around a Louis Vuitton handbag which I hope belongs to Sarah, but still how many average moose hunters even know about a Louis Vuitton bag? Don’t even get me started on the fact that I just read over at Huffington Post that the makeup artist/stylist for Sarah was the highest paid staffer so far this month…

So not only is this bitch empty in the head, she really ain’t that cute? For all that money, you think someone would have given her a better hairstyle, instead they paid an arm and leg to get someone to make her look homespun?? That is shit that makes my mind spin.

Plus I wanna talk about that snippet of interview I caught with Palin and McCain being interviewed by Brian Williams…how come John looked like he wanted to backhand Palin like she was a hoe who had fucked with his money. In fact why did he look like an old pimp? Seriously, he must have some kinda game to convince a young, rich chick to marry his ass back in the day. That’s why he used to be the maverick, shit pimps can talk across the aisles too.  See, John is a player and based off all I have read about him, from his younger days, he was quite the ladies man.

Problem is players get old and generally fade away except in this case, playa wants to be the president which is bad for all of us since he picked a idiot to be his bottom bitch. Normally you a pick a smart bitch to be your bottom bitch but John is getting old.. his game is off. Since its clear that Palin is got stars in her eyes and wants to eventually be John McCain and either be the president herself (should he win or steal this election) or she is positioning herself to try in a few years…2012 anyone?

As further proof that the Republicans are like those dysfunctional family members you see every few years at the family reunion and pray you don’t see again, what’s with  Ashley Todd in Pittsburg? Todd. a McCain supporter claimed she was beat up by an Obama supporter who then carved a B into her face. Of course it was a big Black man who Todd claimed did this horrible act. Turns out she faked the attack, umm… yeah, I could have told you that story was about at phony as a $3 bill. Of course Todd was white, and when you inject the big Black man, the story grows wings.

So not only is McCain not really a maverick, just a washed up old playa, his running mate is an empty bobble-head who must dress like shit for the RNC to spend that type of cash to spruce her ass up, of course maybe the handlers realized she was too stupid to speak so they figured if they prettied her up, we’d all get razzled, dazzled with her charms and just forget that when she opens her mouth nothing comes out. Then their damn supporters in addition to having the market cornered on public ignorance decided to add false police reports to the mix.

Nope it seems there is nothing of substance coming out of the Republican camp these days, if there ever was anything of substance it was a long time ago.

Have a good weekend all, I am off in search of Halloween costumes for me and mini-me.

Whose the real terrorist?

17 Oct

Its Friday and I am in a rambling mood, so bear with me as I turn the vent on full force. I was out having my morning butt and thinking about all the articles and videos I have seen coming from the McCain-Palin camp of folks who voice their concerns about Obama being linked to terrorist.

It was about midway through my butt when it dawned on me that folks should look a little closer to home and consider the fact that we have a terrorist in our midst known as the US government and their jacked up fiscal ways that are terrorizing us all right about now.

Seriously, wasn’t it not long after 9/11 when the chief idiot in charge started prompting the American simpletons to do their patriotic duties and help boost the US economy, translation spend children, spend… who cares that you have no way to really pay for anything (um, that small pesky fact that wages have been stagnant or dropped by 2K depending on who you get the news from). No, we must show those evil bastards that we will not be stopped, so shop to your hearts content.

Like good patriotic folks, we commenced to shopping and shopping. Those of us who could bought houses, no mere starter homes, no we need at least 3500 square feet. We bought really large cars too, that drank a ton of gas, we upgraded our homes, we went to the mall, we drank Starbucks every day, in short we had a lot of fun.

Only problem is that the good times could not keep coming because eventually shit comes out and well the truth is most of us didn’t have the real dollars to finance all this patriotic living we have been doing. Now the financial giants, well they aided us in our stupidity by playing all kinds of financial trickery but much like a pregnancy you try to hide from your parents when you are 16, eventually you start to show and well that’s where we are now.

The funny thing is when all of us were in our collective daze many years ago pretending to live a cozy middle class life, no one realized that all the safety nets like bankruptcy had been yanked from underneath us. Of course no good American needs a handout, by goodness that’s for losers. So laws were changed and no one except the lawyers and folks who study poverty raised a ruckus, but we didn’t  care.

Fast forward to recent weeks and the implosion of the US economy with Paulson running around declaring the world was ending, he needed 700 billion dollars. After much fuss, he got the money and now it looks like that money is still not enough to save our asses.

Funny thing is we are bailing out humans who worked at corporations that made way more money than I will ever make, one could say the bailout was just a mere example of socialism. Since ultimately the gubment is taking our money, that’s mister and missus taxpayer and pumping it into organizations that were just a tad greedy. Yet to hear folks like the now infamous Joe the Plumber who isn’t really a plumber out of Ohio, he wants no parts of it. Um, but you are a registered Republican and you seem to be leaning McCain’s way which is essence supports big corporations getting more and more while you get less and since you have tax liens on you, I am gonna make a big guess, your ass really don’t have much either.

No, it seems the US government has hoodwinked us, they have lead many of us down the path of financial ruins in the name of country, provided us with no safety nets and then want to take more of our money so that folks at AIG can have fancy ass meetings. What is wrong with this picture? Shit, I feel like I am the one being terrorized by our government.

The jacked up thing is if the average middle class person needed debt relief via bankruptcy, you would have to jump through so many hoops its not even funny. In fact the laws have changed so that everything about you would be looked at, financially speaking that is. Lets just say that if you tried to file bankruptcy and your accounting records showed that your average ass had just had a lavish trip, you can expect your request for bankruptcy relief might hit a roadblock. Yet when you are a big ass corporation you can plead broke and get millions of dollars despite the fact your records show you are fiscally stupid. Look AIG should have had that meeting at their office or the middle of a park since they are  broke as hell.

Nope, we the average folks get played by the gubment who in essence financially terrorizes us and we sit in quiet compliance. I ask you whose the real terrorist?

Have a good weekend!

In the name of Jesus

15 Oct

Today is one of those rare days I am going to talk about my faith, its not that I am ashamed of my faith because I am not but generally its just not something I write about here at this blog. However with each passing week of this election season, I find myself getting madder and madder because of all the things I hear about that are being done supposedly “In the name of Jesus”.

Seems that its rather popular to be hateful in the name if Jesus. Yet anyone who has done more than regurgitate half truths spoken to them by some nut-job preacher might realize that hating in the name of Jesus is not biblical at all.

Since the nomination of Sarah Palin as the VP candidate on the Republican ticket, bits and pieces have trickled out about her faith, a faith that supposedly guides her, a faith that had a certain preacher by the name of Muthee praying for her success. A faith that has certain folks likening Sarah to the biblical Esther, problem is that there is a serious disconnect between Mizz Palin’s actions and her faith. Now she might very well have accepted Jesus as her Lord and savior but apparently her knowledge of the man she professes as her savior is lacking.

Lets break out our bibles kids, presumably folks who follow the faith tradition of Sarah and her ilk tend to view the bible literally, which means they feel that all of the bible is God inspired and what it says is what it means. If that is the case then, lets look at what Jesus himself says in Matthew 22:34-39, in this passage Jesus is being questioned by the Pharisees,  an expert in the laws asks Jesus the following question. “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?” Verse 37 onward Jesus replies ” Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” “And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and Prophets hang on these two commandments.

Lets think about that, out of Jesus own mouth we are commanded to love each other, if we are commanded to love each other in the Christian faith then speaking words that inspire hate, might run counter to that commandment. In the book of 1John 4: 7-21, the whole passage there also speaks of love verse 16 says ” God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.” I only presented a snippet but feel free to look up the whole passage as it speaks strongly on the issue of love.

No kids,  once again we can see a clear disconnect between Palin and her supporters when we hear words like kill him and off with his head when referencing Barack Obama. Of course then there is the issue of pastors who are praying for Obama’s defeat, now I admit I can’t supply the name of the pastor I saw a few nights ago but in paraphrasing, this guy was real clear that his God was the only God and no one else’s mattered and that if God is good, he will make sure that McCain and Palin win and yeah he appeared to be asking that in Jesus name.

Um, dang… ya’ll some bold folks, but last time I checked claiming Jesus and praying in his name does not ensure good things aka what you want will happen at all. See, I learned that almost 5 years ago when my Mom died. See, it was my will that she live and get well. Turns out that was not the master plan, in fact as Christians we often don’t get what we want because God is not our personal genie we rub to get our way.

Once again looking at scripture in John 16:33 Jesus states “ I have told you these thing, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” I have always read that passage to mean, and excuse my french here but shit happens, buts its all good because Jesus is in charge. Yet that does not mean I am going to get my way. Again looking at our bible if we turn to Isaiah 55: 8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. Seems to me God himself and again this is for the biblical literalist is saying he doesn’t think the way our human minds work.

Yet many of us are so bold and ignorant to presume we know God’s mind, now if you are like me and realize that you need God in your  life, I sure as hell don’t want my savior to be quite like me. I like the idea that he is a smidge smarter than me and he is in charge. Otherwise if he thought like me, maybe I should throw my faith out the window.

No, and this is the biblical interpretation according to Black Girl, but hate in the name of God is not biblical in fact if one feels they are waging a holy war against Barack Obama, they might want to sit the fuck down and make sure its not Satan leading them down that path.

Its one thing to want to win or to see your candidate win, but when it crosses that line where we are praying and riling people to hate, you better heed John’s words and check them spirits you got being broad-casted into your mind because the hate we  are starting to see festering crosses that line and is not Godly.

In closing I will reference Matthew 7: 21-23 ” Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my father in Heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive put demons and perform many miracles? Then I will tell them plainly ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers! Reading that passage it seems clear to me that Jesus himself is letting folks know don’t use my name for wrong and think its right because I know the deal.

So to all the folks out there who think threats of death are cool because you find Obama’s policies distasteful and feel he is wicked, I say you need to check yourself before you wreck yourself.

Stay tuned tomorrow, Sarah Palin is bringing the hate express to Maine for a morning rally, so I hope to have something insightful to share.

Got fear?

13 Oct

I have a confession, I am really scared. Scared personally because after almost 13 years the spousal unit and I are going through a rough patch, nah its not so serious that a breakup is coming but for two easy going folks, its been a rough year.

I am scared financially, because well the past year and a half we have now lost close to over 30K in income but my bills haven’t dropped so every month I am playing that rob Peter to pay Paul game. Truth is I am not sure how much more we can endure financially, but I am going to remain upbeat and have faith that the tide will turn soon.

Yet the biggest fears that are nagging at me daily is around the election. See, living in Maine as a Black woman is not exactly a cakewalk and leaving is not a reality anytime soon. I have tried working the numbers for an escape sooner rather than later, and its just not happening. Don’t get me wrong, the place has grown on me but at same time, I wouldn’t mind being some place where there were more folks that looked like me.

Nope, I am scared about what happens if Obama wins. On another site I hang out at, another Black woman living in a fairly white state articulated perfectly what has been lying beneath the surface with me that I have been to scared to name. Will I face a backlash if he is elected? See, while Sarah Palin has been practicing  for her next gig as the Grand Klan Dragon or whatever they call the leader of the Ku Klux Klan, I have been wondering will average folks of color like myself feel the wrath of angry white folks should their man and woman lose?

Don’t get me wrong, I damn sure don’t want McCain-Palin to win (yet another fear) but I wonder will we see increased incidents of violence by folks whose passions have been inflamed thanks to the Hate Express?  I hope not but truth be told, I think violence is likely. I think should Obama lose violence is also a reality in large cities. Don’t even let us endure another election season with hi-jinx with the votes… I see riots and violence the likes we have not seen since the 1960’s being a real possibility.

Yet in the midst of my own petty fear, I am reminded of the ancestors and those who blazed the path before me and millions of others, a path that allowed for a little Black girl from Chicago to even end up in Maine. When I stop and reflect on the fact that as my Pops reminded me yet again last night that he grew up drinking from the colored water fountain, picking cotton in rural Arkansas, I am reminded that while my fear is real, its nothing compared to what those before me faced.

So, while I do have some fear for what will happen come November 5 in this country, I am going to hold to the faith that millions of others before me had that allowed them to rise up and hope for a better tomorrow.

Terrorist is the new N-Word

10 Oct

Can I just say that after viewing several you-tube videos as well as footage from a McCain-Palin rally that I am really scared as well as depressed by the state of our nation and the folks who reside in this nation. Yesterday, I saw some footage outside a rally in Strongville, OH that showed folks who were very proud to wallow in their ignorance when it comes to Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama.

Folks proudly and angrily declared that Obama is a terrorist, its in his bloodline, one woman in  particular a blond chick was almost foaming at the mouth with hatred towards Obama. Other footage I saw yesterday included folks saying that Obama would lead us into socialism and communism. (yo dumb asses, that bank bailout is a slippery slope away from capitalism, are you aware of that?) Folks screaming that the organization ACORN  is responsible for the housing crisis that has now morphed into the credit and financial crisis. Implication being that the Negros aka the darkies are responsible for this shit.

Talk about a lot of half-baked theories not rooted in any type of reality. However aside from the one Negro in Wisconsin ( a mister James T Harris by the way, conservative radio talk show host) who needs his Black card immediately revoked, all the folks spewing with this anger were all white. Which leads me to wonder and guess is the word terrorist the new nigger. See, we are all scared of terrorists and the powers to be would have us to believe that all terrorists are folks with dark skin. Never mind that America herself has given birth to many crazy ass white folks who we could call terrorists (Timothy McVeigh, anyone?). When a white person slips and goes crazy well its just a blip, ya know how it is.

No, the McCain-Palin camp recognizes that fear of race and fear of the unknown is still real in this country so while they know they can’t just come out and call Obama a nigger, and tell folks to fear the nigger. They can and are saying fear the terrorist, fear the dark one and sadly their supporters are buying it, in fact they are gobbling it up like a hungry person. Problem is that is this is some scary shit, these folks are so fearful of the dark one, the “terrorist” that they don’t even care that voting for McCain and his winged she bitch will only make their working class financial plight worse. No, anything is better than a terrorist aka a nigger.

Now I bet anything these same folks who are fearful of Obama with no basis in reality would be quick to say that they aren’t racist, of course not. I mean even the hardcore racists know you can’t come out and say you hate Black folks, but you can come out and say you hate terrorists who in most simple American minds are non-white folks.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying all McCain supporters are racist, shit I have one friend who is a lifelong Republican in fact this political season we aren’t even talking about this election because its too heated. I believe folks have the right to vote for whoever they want, but damn use some common sense and don’t let your choices be based in fear and ignorance. Have a reasonable reason for voting the way you do, know the issues, not just the regurgitated Fox News sound bytes…

No, as I drank my coffee this morning, the ole commercials from the United Negro College Fund came to mind ” A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste” Sadly in America looks like a lot of minds are being wasted and that could very well be our downfall.

Wow….folks really are simple

3 Oct

Today I had a client meeting with one of my clients. At the end of the meeting, the presidential election came up since they had a board meeting scheduled for November 4, and I replied that they might want to reconsider. Now generally I don’t talk politics with clients since I never know what anyone’s political leanings are, but there is one woman, an older white woman on the team that I deal with, who during primary season was gung-ho for Obama. So on my way out the door, I started making small talk about Obama figuring it was safe to do so.

Why the fuck did I do that? It seems this woman was now on the fence, as she told me she was confused, not sure she could trust what Obama was talking about anymore and she really liked Sarah Palin. It took everything in my being to not go are you fucking crazy? So we continued making small talk and she confessed its not that she liked McCain but that she really though Palin brought a lot to the table but at the same time she thought maybe Sarah might be playing political games. Um….hell to the yeah. Apparently this woman had watched the debate last night between Biden and Palin and was really wowed by Sarah. I must admit it took everything for me to not ask this woman what her IQ was, yeah, I know I sound like a asshole but having watched that debate, I still don’t know much about Palin. Since it seems she don’t like to answer questions at a debate, instead she does her own thing which might have been cute until she hinted at the fact that like Cheney she wants a lot of power.

Let me say this one time loud and clear, folks this bitch is nuttier than a fruitcake, she has now tasted a bit of the power trip kool-aid and she wants more. She wants her and First Dude to fly first class and be treated like royalty along with that passel of rug-rats and and grand rug-rat on the way. This bitch wants power and that is scary, I hate Dick Cheney, he is evil personified but I swear folks, if that bitch gets elected whose to say she won’t throw some poisoned moose meat on McCain’s plate so she can ascend to the throne. Yeah, I know I sound crazy but that bitch got the crazy glint in her eye and the fact that when she answers questions referring to the founding fathers scares my black ass.

Kids, we got to vote, we got to get every eligible human who can vote to vote and vote for Barack Obama. No, I don’t think Obama is going to be super savior, frankly I think if he’s elected he won’t do half of what he thinks he will but I feel reasonably comfortable that we won’t end up in more wars and that at least we might start repairing the damage done by Bush-Cheney. Yet you can bet on this, if McCain-Palin win, we will have more of what we have lived with and maybe even worse. Since heaven help us if McCain kicks the bucket and Palin takes over she may start saying God has called her to wage war against who knows who. Not pretty.

As for the woman I was talking to, I reminded her that unless she makes a ton of money (she doesn’t) she won’t have to worry about paying more in taxes. Fact is this very organization which is a non-profit could be fucked under McCain and the fact that 2 other staffers there have McCain leanings is pretty damn scary to me. Working in the non-profit sector, dependent on grants and government funding should make folks realize that certain folks if elected could jeopardize their very livelihood. We are truly a nation of simple minded ass folks. No ability to connect dots or think critically.

Anyway that’s my Friday public announcement, have a great weekend!

Friday Ramble

26 Sep

Tis Friday which means its time for me to wind down for the week. Looks like McCain will indeed show up for the debate, so hopefully I can steal some TV time away from the girl child to catch this debate. Speaking of the election and world happenings, it seems another bank bit the dust. Bye-Bye WAMU, you assholes turned me down for a card last year and now you are no more… guess I didn’t need that card anyway.

Sarah, Sarah, Sarah, how come every time you open your mouth up, you just dig a deeper hole of possibly being dumber than the current president. I caught the second part of Palin’s interview with Katie Couric this morning and nearly dumped my coffee all over the keyboard. Any moment I expected Palin to do an ole school “Sike” and really answer the fucking questions. I was at a blog this morning where the blogger said that despite Palin’s fancy clothes, hair, glasses, and make-up, she really belongs in a trailer park, now I know not all trailer park residents are dumber than bricks but Palin is pretty fucking stupid. Instead of getting the cliff notes for questions, someone needs to give her a primer of World Events 101 for the past 20 years… I mean when the Rethugs themselves start publicly and loudly declaring she is not right for the gig, well you know its bad.

Anyway today’s post is short since the spousal unit and I are cutting our respective work days short to steal a little time together before we free mini- me from the child work place known as daycare/preschool. Rain is projected all this weekend here in Maine, but I am hoping I can keep my promise to myself to keep off the computer when its not an actual work day, instead planning to connect with family and friends.

Have a happy weekend and see ya on Monday. If the world keeps going as its been lately, maybe only one more financial institution will go belly-up this weekend and the debates will actually yield something positive. Peace out!

Protect us from the simpletons

13 Sep

Sorry I have been MIA for longer than usual, but both me and the little one have been battling some nasty bug. Plus I have clients going crazy which has meant little time for blogging.

Anyway today as the spousal unit and I once again were discussing the sorry state of America and the 2008 election and the fact that Sarah “Simpleton” Palin seems to be wowing the average American. I was reminded that once upon a time in America white folks tried to prevent Black folks from voting by creating poll taxes and literacy tests. My father is old enough to have seen his father subjected to these inhumane practices, thankfully the Voting Rights Act of 1965 did away with this nonsense. Which is why what I am about to say will seem crazy as hell.

I say we need to make a test that all voting age Americans who register to vote must take, now no this would not be a basic literacy test. It would be a test of the issues facing the nation, you know shit like the state of the economy, real threats not the shit that we are hearing from folks who would have us to believe we are on some sort of mission from God. Now the Blues Brothers is one of my favorites movies and when they dropped that line in the flick, it was funny as hell yet when I hear vice presidential candidates basically state we are on a mission from God, now that shit makes my blood run cold. I admit I am a former pacifist and while I do believe there are times when wars are unavoidable lets not make a habit of fighting for the sake of fighting either.

When folks start basing their voting choices off the fact that so and so seems nice and like them, I say its time to do something drastic hence the creation of the issues test. If you can’t pass a test that shows you really know what’s going on in the world then guess what no voting rights for you until you can pass the test. Now I know some folks will scream its discriminatory as hell, yep it is but maybe voting should be a  right you gotta earn similar to driving a car. You need to prove you know what the fuck is going on, see after almost 8 years of Bush-Cheney we cannot afford another 4 years in the same sad sack state where our rights our being eroded and America is slipping into second world status but as long as the plasma tv and 1000 channels works on the cable we sit by and wonder why gas and food is going up.

Nope, the voting test means folks would have to think more critically than any of the shit that is spewed on Fox News and while I don’t want to see folks of color disenfranchised, this little test would also rid the voting pool of a fair chunk of white folks too so it would be fair.

Now if only we could make this test mandatory for the folks running for office, after all just because Alaska is close to Russia does not give one any idea of what goes on over there.

In any event, my plan is radical and unthinkable but at least a girl can dream.