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Sipping MONDAY Slowly

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on April 23, 2012 at 8:50 am

I awoke this morning to an auto timed brew
exactly 50 minutes past the a.m. hour of 2.

I poured me a cup of jo and wouldn’t you
I sipped it in the company of Mica and Morning Joe.

Uh-Oh! They were talking WalMart. They said it wasn’t right
for WalMart to be rue’ing Mexico via crooked building bribes.

They were talking Newt Gingrich in his own spaced out words:
Touching on guns and politics — A lot of fat w/o gird.

I listened a little bit but then had to bid them adu
when I turned on the Wii to JUST DANCE 2.

I worked it outI worked it out & made the effort count for me.
By the time I finished (the 6th routine) I had burned 2000 calories.
Yippeee!

I sipped ounces of water in between every song.
Thanks to my early caffeine sip – I was able to go long.

By the end I felt strong. By the end — I was empowered.
By the end I was pretty sure I needed a soaped up shower. lol!

It’s Monday again and it holds a lot of girth.
It’s Monday again, ‘sip it slow’ for what it’s worth.

President Obama is serving up an a.m. Holocaust speech
at the Holocaust Museum in the honor of being free.

Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur are still seeded with hate…
and should be brought to justice (like the TrayVon Martin case).

I’m still sipping jo and skimming the froth.
The burden falls on us all – humanities cost.

The world can take pride — when we all do our part
to uproot bad seeds and not take them to heart.

I’m Sipping Monday Slowly – for it’s within the early hours still,
I’m Qui
Realizing by the 24th hour there’s still an attainable renewable feel.

Let’s make it new again – make it part of your will.
This life doesn’t always have to be a battle up hill.
Good morning world:
This is my brew of a spill.

Reed Between The Lines

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on February 5, 2012 at 12:46 pm

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Theo grew up and I love the way he REEDs!

I suppose Malcolm Jamal-Warner was like, “So if you didn’t like the idea of the Cosby Show…” where there was a black doctor successfully married to a beautiful black professional woman and heading up a well cultured family“…then you’re going to really take issue with two black doctors in a successful marriage, raising a family” and pretty much – cut from the same COSBY cloth.

It’s beautiful.

I used to love The Cosby Show. It opened up a world of NO LIMITS for me. I discovered the series when I was in the 9th grade [1985-86]. My kid is in the 9th grade now, and just discovered REED BETWEEN THE LINES. Ooo! Great timing & how relevant. I hope she finds NO LIMITS & Relevance in every single episode – like I did.

The cool thing is even though it’s clearly set in the 2000’s, the children of Dr. Carla (Psychiatrist) and Alex Reed (Univ. Professor) remind me a lot of the Cosby kids. The Reeds have a set of fraternal twins, (a girl and a boy) and a younger daughter. Style and individuality in wardrobe makes each one stands out and is vibrantly reminiscent of the 1980’s – something like Tempest Bledsoe, Lisa Bonet, and Malcolm J. used to dress.

RBTL is a comedy with real life social situations about being online, self-identity, self-improvement and other familial situations. Today BET channel is running a marathon of Season 1. Tune in and see yourself… tune in and see your kids. Tune in and see how nice lil’ Theo has grown up to be. He plays a great (and wise) dad. His character beyond The Cosby Show is nothing short of impressive. His physique follows suit. Ooo!

Had you seen him? Did you know?
Had you caught an RBTL episode?

Season 1 was a hit
Season 2 is coming quick.

Well actually I can’t find a date for when Season 2 begins,
But when it does, I implore you to tune in.

Don’t let Newt Gingrich go on believing
Blacks have no aspirations, beyond rapping and weeding.
Newt must be on a diet of “resin & seed” eating.

Anywho, REED BETWEEN THE LINES looks a lot like me and you,
I’m Qui
Digging the cast of ‘The Cosbys II’, because watching my reflection is what I’m into. Ooo!

News Peruse

In Griot, Networking, Politics, Sports on November 13, 2011 at 10:30 am

My goodness – my goodness, politics are heating up
The republican debates yield a mixed bag of nuts.
Rick Perry’s the dude that can’t step out of a rut.
Mitt is still waiting for more party support to be given up.
Yep! Yep! It’s rough.

Where Oh Where is Jon Huntsmans smile?
We have not covered Mr. Jon Huntsman for a while.
His charisma likens to charms that make a girl say ‘ooo child’.
Something like President Obama & his charismatic style.

Had you noticed?

However whenever Jon is up to bat a little podium bliss,
All repubs can think about is that he’s a mormon like Mitt.

Michele Bachmann is still hanging & Newt G is holding on,
a wash over is given to Ron Paul while Cain remains strong.

The honeymoon ain’t over – no way! Not by a long shot.
The media loves Herman Cain’s hugs & his scandals are hot!

The chicks are old & definitely wear high waist mom jeans.
Each victim bore blonde shades past the root (a dye thing).

Herman remains the master of the elephant circus ring,
And it’s really not affecting his ‘pole numbers’ scene.
Gold figure & bling-bling!

He couldn’t beat President Obama in (any kind of) debate scene.
But if the repubs choose him – I’ll be among the 1st watching. 

El Rick Santorum – what’s he up to?
The immigrants child whose words are so few.
His time to rise & take lead has long passed its due.
Seems the media was never really into his point of view.
Ooo.

Other news in my hood that I found to be a trip
Hamilton High beat Chandler last Thursday: 28 to zip!

The Huskies are on a 50 [+] game winning streak.
HHS is my kids new school – Ooo wee & what a treat!

I’m a week old in Arizona & it is so RED COUNTRY,
I’m Qui
On a News Peruse enjoying the repubs because they’re so funny.

Debate Plate

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, TV Shows on September 7, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Tune in tonight! 9/7/11

Eight Republicans are on the roster,
WHICH one will the party back and foster?

There’s Rick Perry and ol’ Ron Paul
Both were raised in Texas stalls.

There’s Rick Santorum and Michelle Bachmann.
If you’re looking for entertainment – this is it man.

Michelle won’t let us down, neither will Romneys mit.
I look forward to them playing “defame” a bit.

I believe tonight’s debates will be a sure trip,
if Rick is off script & shoots from the hip.

Jon Huntsman and Herman Cain will be there too,
chopping it up like those elephants do.

Last but not least Newt G. will be in the house
To bless us with a little nostalgic douse.

Trying to hang on to WHEN ‘he was young and new’,
before he remarried after wife number two. Oooo!
(that’s right – Newts been married thrice!) 😉

I’ll be tuning in tonight to spectate the Republican Debate drama.
I’ll be tuning in tonight to discern who can go toe-to-to with Obama.

Oh yes! I’m all involved, I dig research to solve — so I’ll be definitely be tuning in,
I’m Qui
Please Don’t Vote without knowing who stands for WHAT; it’s an uninformed patriotic sin.

You gotta watch it – to weigh in.
Voting season is soon to begin….

What’s this vibe?

In Griot, Music, Networking, Politics on June 26, 2011 at 8:13 am

Good morning online kin – life is fine,
I woke up this morning with THIS on my mind:

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Singing the chorus over and over (with no kill switch)
Does it mean that I’m feeling ol’ Newt Gingrich? 🙂

Nonsense. Newt’s never been a part of my winning scene,
I’m Qui
doing the Rachel Maddow – jamming Newts DANCING QUEEN.

Happy Sunday Morning – Take it easy with no jive.
And do what you feel – even if it’s jamming an ABBA vibe.

I do love a new day. I do love being alive.

DANCE WITH ME
I feel 17.

Checking The Bill

In News, Politics on September 23, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Sure he’s got a lot to sayFactual Wisdom garnished with a lil’ sarcastic jive…
I’m having a blast transcribing Bill Mahers Real Time interview from last weeks Larry King Live:

Larry reminds us that Christine O’Donnell was on Bill’s program after Joe Biden made his acceptance speech at the Democratic Convention in Denver to which Bill says, “I still have a little 10 Commandments that she gave me“. To carry around with you? asks Larry “It’s a little replica of the actual tablets that Moses carried down from the mountain, or as Mel Brooks said, ‘I have these 15 [then drops one] — these 10 Commandments!’“ .

Bill Maher on Tea Party Movement & Sarah Palin

Larry says, Okay – Sarah Palin. I don’t have to say anything else. “Well I don’t either. You know she’s got a show on the Learning Channel. That’s like me having a show on the Christian Broadcasting Network. I think she’s going to run for president. I can not wait to see the Republican debates in 2012. When you think about who is going to be on that panel: Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Haley Barber, John Bolton, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney… How are they going to ‘out fire breathe’ each other? I mean, where this rhetoric has gone to – at this point — it’s only 2010 and we’re having Newt Gingrich as we were talking about before, calling him [Obama] an anti colonial loud tribesman. Loud tribesman. That’s the new Kenyan, Larry. And Kenyan of course was code for “Nigger”. But that’s where they are. That can’t say it out loud, but that’s where this whole campaign is going to be. You asked about racism. It’s all about racism. They can’t fathom this idea that there is a black president – and that’s what they’re going to fight about.

The other thing about Sarah Palin is that (if you read that Vanity Fair article this month – if you read the news week cover story a few months ago, or heard she was praying on the cover) – she’s a true religious nut. I know people are saying ‘Oh there goes Bill Maher. He’s always talking about religion’. Well read the article. Read about her. There’s a part where it says they were giving her books to study up on and they came back and said “did you read any?” and & she said, ‘No. I haven’t looked at the books, (mock holding a palm device), I’m just reading the emails from my prayer warriors’. Prayer Warriors. These are people (and she’s one of them) who believe that there are “demons in the world”. Everything in her world view is about demons or angels. People who are with us and people who are against us. You know when Liberals say things like ‘Well when you fight the mosque – building the mosque in New York, you’re just encouraging a war with Islam’ – they don’t understand. People like Sarah Palin want a war with Islam. That’s what it says in the Bible. ‘Bring it on. Let’s get it over with’. So that’s who could be running our country in 2 years.

Larry asks, What do you make of the rumor that Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden will switch jobs? “I haven’t heard that rumor. I don’t know why they would do it. Hillary seems to have fallen into her groove there in the state department. This is a really fascinating time, because again we live in these two different realities. I don’t think it’s ever been like this. I know there’s always been shall we say passionate divide in American politics. But I don’t think there’s ever been a time when the two sides just have two different sets of reality. I mean, if more than half of the Republicans think that Obama is trying to impose Sharia Law on the United States of America. That’s just not something you can argue about. That’s just something in their view that has to be extripate“. So how do you fight that if you’re on the other side?, asks Larry. “You don’t because you can’t get through. That’s the problem with the drudge Rush Fox Access of Evil news bubble. Nothing gets into these people heads. They only listen to what they want to hear. They listen to what confirms what they believe – and what they believe is what they got from these people to begin with. You know when Glen Beck had his big rally on the mall he said something like, (at one point said) ‘Today I was holding George Washington’s inaugural in my hand’. No. You can’t do that. It’s in plexi glass. It’s 200 years old. You can’t give that to people to pass around and smudge up with their grimy fingers. But it didn’t matter, because it never matters with these people, because nothing they say is ever fact checked.

The Governor of Arizona talks about how illegals were beheading people in Arizona. And when the pressed asked her about this, because it was patently untrue – she just ran away. Sarah Palin never talks to the press, because they might ask her a question that she doesn’t have a ‘pat’ answer for. They know they don’t have to deal with reality, because they don’t have to go through what used to be “the mainstream press“.

What do make of the Glen Beck phenomenon?
“It’s interesting. It might be an act, I don’t know how much he really believes what he believes. Some of it, it’s obvious he just doesn’t is obvious he just doesn’t believe what he’s talking about himself. He wraps himself up in the book “Common Sense” by Thomas Payne. Thomas Payne was an athiest. I mean it’s like these people who quote the Bible because they read that one passage — but they haven’t really read the whole bible. I don’t think he (Glen) has ever read Thomas Payne because it has nothing to do with what he believes in or professes to believe in. It’s interesting now that he’s sort of seg’ing from a political commentator – to a preacher. Because that monument to himself that he had on the mall on Martin Luther Kings big day – he sort of moved over to the role of a preacher. It was all about religion, it was all about God, and faith. And this is the guy that said, “Obama has a deep seeded hatred for white people”. So it’s not that big of a move. He’s once again tracking in the unproveable“.

Will the Republicans be the majority in 2012

Did Gingrich surprise you with his statement? “It would more except that I’ve seen this pattern over the last year that the Tea Baggers are actually taking over the mainstream Republican party“. Larry asks Taken over Newt Gingrich? “Taken over John McCain. John McCain how long…noble service. I wanted to vote for him in the year 2000 and suddenly he was against everything he ever stood for. This was the guy who was sponsoring the sensible immigration bill in the United States Congress and now he’s talking about the border and…you know…he’s on “the beheadings” page. He was saying illegals are causing car crashes on purpose. You know, just crazy stuff, so I’m not surprised that the Tea Baggers are getting the mainstream Republicans formally mainstream to pander to them. But yeah, Newt Gingrich used to be considered “the thinker” in the Republican party. He was sort of their “philosopher”, and now he’s talking about the loud tribesman?

Bill Maher speaks out on Islamophobia & the NYC Islamic center controversy

Let’s get to the Islamic Center by the World Trade Center? It’s about 2 or 4 blocks – whatever it is – there is nothing else down there. That was a Burlington Coat Factory that is out of business. You know what they should build there? A Burlington Coat Factory Larry – people need jobs and everybody needs a coat. Why don’t they just put up a Burlington Coat Factory.

Well Pastor Terry Jones I think didn’t burn the Qur’an because he got death threats. It’s not because he suddenly became reasonable. People like that – don’t! He got a note from Muhammad Kabul and he changed his mind. So let’s not give him too much credit.

The mosque? Okay I only have 3 things to say about the mosque: One. I’m against building mosques, churches, synagogues, or temples anywhere because I’m an atheist and I think these are places that perpetuate mass delusions. Second point I would like to make is we have a First Amendment in this country which says ‘Any religion, (and I believe in freedom of religion. I believe in freedom of thought. Religion is thought.) you’re allowed to build anywhere – any religion‘. So they should allow them to build the mosque in New York two blocks from the World Center, or right on the site or anywhere else they want. That’s “Freedom of Religion”. And they have the right to protest it. The third thing I would like to say is that when people say, (and some liberals get mad when they say) that Islam is a religion that is more prone to violence. Yes- we have to recognize that too. I think I misspoke on Leno last night. I said “What would happen if they burn the Qur’an. (then answered) Nothing.” Well no, PLENTY would happen: there would be protest there would be deaths. People would die if they burned the Qur’an. That’s not going to happen if they burn the Bible. We have to recognize that civilization wise, the radical fringe of the Muslim religion is bringing up the rear. And it is the duty of Muslim people to deal with that. The sad fact about the mosque is ‘the people that are building that mosque are part of the Sufi religion. That’s the good part, the liberal part; those are the hippies of the Islamic world. We should encourage them. The people who want to build that mosque – those are the people who we should be courting. Bush used that guy. Bush’s administration sent him over seas to talk on our behalf. That’s the way to fight this terrorism. That’s the way to win this war – to get those people on our side. Not alienate them“. Larry asks, How big do you think the Muslim fringe is? “Bigger than our fringe. I think it’s sizeable. But not the majority for sure. The biggest population of Muslims in the world is Indonesia – they’re not crazy. The second biggest is India. There’s 150, 000 Muslims in India – they’re not crazy, but Saudi Arabia – they’re crazy. The Taliban in Afghanistan- they’re crazy. Parts of Pakistan are crazy, Hamas is crazy. There’s enough of them to worry about“.

How does the civilized world deal with ‘crazies’? “Well that’s a good question. I’d say the first thing is, DON’T USE THE ARMY. Because 911 was perpetrated mostly by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. It’s interesting when read about this guy, there’s an article in The New Yorker this week, he was not really Al-Qaeda , he went to Bin Laden for financing. Bin Laden was like ‘the studio’. You know he gave notes, he gave financing, and he did his thing. Okay we got this guy (Khalid Sheikh Mohammed). We water boarded him 183 times in one month, he‘s behind bars. Why cant we just say, ‘Okay we got the guy who was behind 911 – now Hey New Yorkers ‘Forget About It’ ’ . Not forget about it entirely but you know we’re the land of the free and the home of the brave. We should act like it.

That fireball ticked me off, because we spent $787 billion dollars on a stimulus program when Obama got into office. Now, why he couldn’t he have said, ‘Look – there’s a lot of people out of work in this country and our infrastructure is crumbling and in need of repair. Let’s just take all that money and put those two thoughts together. Let’s have those people who are out of work repair the infrastructure? What happen to all of that money? Why didn’t they fix that? An entire town blew up. Larry do you know that we have pipes carrying natural gas in this country that are made of wood? I’m not joking. That’s why the Democrats are going to lose“.

We have this question posted on our Larry King Live FACEBOOK page and it says, Can Bill give us his thoughts on how social media is replacing mainstream media? “Mainstream media…It’s funny I was at Jay Leno’s show last night and we were talking before the show and he said to me, “You know I don’t understand in the Sunday New York Times weekly review section they always print jokes of comedians & they have me, and they have Letterman and they have Kimmel, but no you. Why aren’t you there”? And I said, “I don’t know the New York Times doesn’t like me. They never report on me even though it would seem that they would because people that watch my show tend to be like the same people that would read the New York Times. But it’s interesting, we called my publicist and found out that it wasn’t that. She said, “Well you tape your show on Friday night and that paper goes to bed for their Sunday edition well before that” and Jay said, “That’s probably true because I’ve noticed, never do I get a joke in that I did on a Thursday or a Friday it’s always Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday”. So here’s the New York Times – the paper of record, apparently for their Sunday edition – going to bed on Wednesday night. That’s when they place the Gutenberg type Larry to make sure that that edition gets out on time. I mean, this is why mainstream media is dying. They don’t have to die, but we’re living in an age where you know you get it on your Blackberry immediately. So when you tell me that ‘I can’t print your joke because we print on Sunday and you do it on Friday’ – I’m like I can’t really help you New York Times“.

Rob Blagojevich has filed a motion to toss out his only conviction in the 24 count corruption trial. What do u make of that whole story? “You know when I heard the verdict, I thought the same thing I thought when I heard the let go of Robert Blake, when they let go O. J. Simpson, the Rodney King cops… You know how many times do we have trials in the country where people just get it DEAD WRONG? They have you on tape, they show you beating the ever loving daylights out of Rodney King – and you can’t convict them. O.J. Simpson – her blood was in his socks and they couldn’t convict him. Robert Blake ‘I went back to the restaurant to get the gun‘….you know? I think at the end of the day what you have to understand is that things are not going to get better in this country politically – because of the people. It’s the people. The country can’t get well if the people are sick and the people are sick. Now I know Obama has not been the best president and the Democrats are not the best politicians but you know what – we elected him just two years ago to fix this mess of bunch of problems we have. And because he didn’t do it by football season we’re ready to throw him out on the street and bring back the guys who messed it up just two years ago. That’s a little too impatient. Yes, when he got the patient – the patient was bleeding to death. He got the patient to stop bleeding. But okay, the patient is not up and back at the office quite yet, it’s no reason to throw the doctor out and get back the doctor who was using leeches. It’s not going Arianna Huffington has a great book coming out called “3rd World America” and it’s brilliant. I’ve been saying that for years and they said, “Oh Bill – why do you hate America first”? I don’t hate America – I love America. I want it to be better. The only way we can get it to be better is to realistically criticize what’s wrong with it. That’s not what the Republicans do. I don’t want to be a pessimist,. I’m a realist. One mans realists is another mans pessimists. I am not like Mitt Romney whose book is called, “No Apology: The case for American Greatness”. Really? Always waving the big foam number 1 finger. We’re not number one in most things. We’re number one in military, we’re number one in money, we’re number one in fat toddlers, meth labs, and people we send to prison. We’re not number one in literacy, money spent on education, we’re not even number one in social mobility. Social mobility means basically, “The American Dream” – the ability of one generation to do better than the next one. We’re 10th. That’s like Sweden coming in 10th in Swedish Meatballs.

Please don’t be alarmed at Bills realistic views,
I’m Qui
Trash what you don’t vibe and keep what you can use.

Bills got the makings to be a great writer of ‘The BLUES’.
Shades of blue are a natural mate to the RED & WHITE pallets too.
Oooo!