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NEWS PURUSE – Chatting It Up

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on February 19, 2020 at 4:30 am

NEWS PERUSE_GossipNow that I’m watching the race a little closer – I turned the television back on
to see Mike Bloomberg on ‘The Bloom’ and his campaign growing strong.

I’m a forgiving lady, still I wanted to know more
about Mr.Bloomberg, his word, and his Mayoral score.

So I called up my cousins ex sister-in-law in Brooklyn, to ask her to divvy
me the goods on when Bloomberg governed over New York City.

Y’all, it wasn’t pretty and only  because I really do care
I promised her I’d Griot the info and drop it here, to share.

She said quite a bit and I wasn’t recording the call,
but thanks to ROLLING STONE Mag, this piece says it all:

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https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/mike-bloomberg-audio-recordings-stop-frisk-trump-951302/

It was eye-opening among other things.
He, too, prefers to govern like a king:

The New Yorker remarked that when Bloomberg was Mayor she pushed through jeers;
the weight of not getting a raise from her city employed-gig for about 8-years.

Uh-uhn. I don’t think I’m ready to swallow. I am not interested in another play date.
I do not want to babysit another rich guy in the White House; I’m looking forward to the debates.

The ladies and I are hooking up this eve. We will be watching.
We’re keeping score cards on who and what’s clocking.

There are several campaigns that we are watching; we’re not interested in lies.
We know Bloomberg is a target-market genius – we’ll look past his eyes.

We’ll be checking out Elizabeth Warren, Bernie and Amy Klobachar, too.
We are black and have love for Biden. It’s the patriotic thing to do.

go-vote.gifWe absolutely love this country.
To congregate over anything but – is to be funky.

And this ain’t a time to be funky.
The DNC needs funding but all money ain’t good money, honey.

Not if it costs you: your peace.
I’m just chatting-it-up with you for a little community release.

Is that okay?
I think communing with you is a great way
to start my day.

What are your thoughts? I’d love to hear your say.
Especially after tonight’s debate.

Life is a ballgame – are we ready to play?
The world is in sitting in the bleachers to hear your convey.

Let us show up and create a good story to tell,
I’m Qui
Chatting in my community about which candidate sells.

Tonight, be informed.
Tonight comprehend well.

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A Hand and A Stand

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, News, TV Shows on February 5, 2020 at 5:45 am

The title crossed my mind last night. A Hand and A Stand should not to be confused with “a handstand.” I was happy to tune in to the State of The Union address. It was interesting and reminded me of

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A new teacher tries to make use of her psychology courses. The first day of class, she starts by saying, “Everyone who thinks they’re stupid, please stand up.”

After a few seconds Little Johnny stands up. The teacher asks, “Do you think that you’re stupid, Johnny?” “No ma’am,” he replied. “But I hate to see you standing there all by yourself.”

There was quite a bit of standing at the #SOTU.
Republican should have worn house shoes —

the way that they were up-and-down in their seats so often.
If this were routine exercise, less butts would be softened.

Congress is full of spineless and mushy butts.
So, I know last night’s glute work drove them nuts.

Butt — it was fun to watch.
Every two lines, they would stand on-the-clock.

The American People are watching, as well as our global neighbors and kin.
I’m not the only one who was entertained by the constant and pointless standin.’

skating-elephantThe #SOTU was entertaining but nothing to leave you “in the know.”
Though it picked up significantly when it turned into a game show.

Remember all of the guests who were surprised that they had to act
like the Pres was surprising them after the dated fact?

Not one guest looked surprised – still it was good to know
that folks are compliant and came out to the show.

Though the state of our union, we still do not know.
I think that part of the speech hit the cutting room flo.’

Then again, truth be told, I know exactly how we’re doin,’.
If Congress reflected the people, there’d have been a lot of boo’in

in the esteemed gallery last night.
Civility is necessary; it was proper to oblige.

shrek-donkey-says-no.gifCongress displayed a pride; not quite model civilians.
At least the Democrats didn’t act-out like Joe Wilson.

Regardless of party – we are all family and we need to respect
each other/one another and slack-not on the “check.”

If your brother is wrong, it’s okay to hold his hand
and remind him of what’s right. No applaud – no stand.

The children are watching. So what does it mean, man?
Be a role model for the kids; tomorrow they’ll run the land

and not appreciate you, boo. Congress: bless your souls.
Many of you will be seeking re-election at the polls.

Mm-hm. Your way of business is getting old. I think it’s time to dip, man!
I’m Qui
On my way to the gym, I’m working on my handstand.

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This Stuff Right Here…

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, Video on October 19, 2018 at 5:29 am
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Yes, THIS.  😀

There’s so much to say, let’s wrap this up quick:
I suppose we could start on the VOTING Tip.

Make plans now to get out and vote on November 6.
Democrats are the choice if you’re concerned about care when you’re sick.

Our Republican friends
want the ACA to end.

Repealing the Affordable Care Act will take us back to the begin
when pre-existing conditions kept sick folks from getting in

on an insurance plan that they could possibly afford.
Mitch says if Dems don’t win —  healthcare repeal efforts will soar.

Hm. I just wanted to start out with that little bit. Please marinate on it and vote.
Don’t just turn out to the polls by yourself but bring your beloved kinfolk.

Voter suppression is real.
Be sure to turn out to let the governing body know how you feel.

This country is being divided-up on purpose. Let us recognize and heal.
It’s Friday, my usual get-live day, yet I want to talk about This Stuff Right Here.

I want to talk about you and me.
Where we are and where we want to be.
Tell me.

Please don’t fall victim to thinking that your vote won’t make a difference.
Ask Big 44. It matters so much, he made a few mentions:

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YOU MATTER and regardless of your message I want to hear from you.
I will understand you loud and clear after the tallied totals come through.

Dear beloved Americans: regardless of our differences, I am counting on you.
We didn’t see eye-to-eye in 2016; let’s unite on the white between the red and the blue:
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The topic of  America’s position on human rights at this time — is dark and lousy.
The prez debates while he waits on reports from the Turkish – Consulate, Saudi.

A WaPo journalist’s life has been brutally lost.
But a big contract from Saudi could be an adequate cost?

I paraphrased but didn’t make up the intended sentiment.
The price of getting away with murder is enough money being spent.

It’s nothing new that true history has not previously fed —
It’s just quite remarkable that it’s what the sitting prez said.

Yes-Yes! This Stuff Right Here is a sum that I could not make up.
If I did you’d cry fiction and tell me to wake the crux up.

I’m awake. Are you?
Let your intentions be true.

I need you to come through, to be encouraged with no fear.
I’m Qui
Imploring you to read up on the VOTE, and go to the polls
to change-up This Stuff Right Here.

Learn & Laugh, a little:

Babies Don’t Read

In Book, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on October 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Dangerous-Curve-Ahead-Sign.gifBabies don’t read but they certainly are teachable.
A fresh mind is moldable whereas, an old one is not reachable.

When simply asked ‘can you read,’
the U. S. prez said — (NOT A DAMN THING).

He isn’t well read.
No recollection was in his head.

He is not a baby and new life isn’t here before us to unfold.
Call a weak mind a horrible find; especially when the dog is old.

God bless America’s old soul, her new soul needs salvation.
Confessing a love for dictators and such is not a healthy relation.

And what about our nation? Are we to fend for ourselves?
Somebody wake the neighbors up! Our union isn’t feeling well.

No new hope is being shaped and no new tricks are being divvied.
Our international status is a wee bit ratchet— with every new day we look a little more silly.

The stock market is not an actual tell. Global money is not yours.
Your money comes from your local job and you spend it at a local store.

So when the stock market rises do you really score?
However, if she fails, your finances are impaled and then you get a little sore.

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Crippling…

Right? Remember what lead us to the collapse in 2008?
Well there’s another elephant sitting on your plate
and with your finances and security — he’d much like to play.

Can’t you see the writing on the wall? Are you comprehending this Griot feed?
If only you could – I wish you would. Unless you’re a baby — and Babies Can’t Read.

And if you are a big baby, anytime is a good time to grow up.
It’s Monday beloved, give this day a hug and start inserting in it more love.

First love for yourself and then for others.
Be mindful to extend it to your sisters and brothers; your father and mother.

Respect is the human baseline.
Utilize respect and you’ll be fine.

Read inspirational writes daily and do pray often
that God keep your mind sharp and your heart softened.

Babies Can’t Read but you’re much sharper than that.
A well-balanced lifestyle keeps your mind from getting fat.

Good morning Monday, you caught me mid-topic,
I’m Qui
and illiteracy is real! Barbara Bush couldn’t stop it.

Educate your soul and go out & vote — because only Babies Don’t Read.
That’s not you nor me. History is best born out of unity and DEMOCRACY.

The change is still up to you and me.
VOTE

Let The Weekend Begin

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on October 5, 2018 at 9:14 am

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Yes-Yes! We are blessed with another weekend!
An opportunity for me to do my thing and SHE binge.
So where in the world is Susan Sarandon?

I’ve got a script to clean up and shoot.
Pardon me, not just one but two. This is what I do.

I’m that “play with the camera lady.”
Mess with my shot, the set-up on my lot –
and ”Waa-waa-waa!!! I’m Lil Baby. “😜

I like that lil ol ‘ jam that Drake has with Lil Baby.
It’s Friday, a get-live day, and I’m that high-on-God lady.

I ain’t studying them dudes on that committee
who are enraged, creating a farce of a stage – I’ve got God with me.

And you don’t have to believe in Him. I do. He’s the highest clout.
Come midterms enjoy the binders of women who will vote you out.

bell-toll-grim-reaperOh, and to those women on the committee who may vote Bart in,
It’s good to know Your Name and Faces when we recall the sin.

We’re coming for you, too via the polls in the end.
I love you, I do – but you’re no help old girlfriend.

We are women facing another weekend.
Literally, I’m taking it all in.
I suppose the “girl hate” didn’t dissipate at Hillary’s end…

That’s too bad. Personally, I need women.
When will Beyonce’s Formation request kick-In?

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Ladies, If Bart O’ Kavanaugh gets in by tomorrow,
womens reproductive rights will be an issue of sorrow.

Don’t fall prey to this; do not choke.
November will bring with “the midterm jiz;”
Ladies we need to vote!

It’s the weekend ladies. Are you going out to march?
I’m Qui
In studio filming, supporting you with my cash and my heart.

Be smart.
Be Proactive.

 

TT & R

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on July 20, 2018 at 7:49 am

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You ever heard of the term, turn tail and run?
Well right about now, that sounds kind of fun.

Can anyone tell me where Mos Def went?
I’m currently considering how my savings will be spent.

It looks like I may need to consider – sooner than later,
just how I’ll survive “the swamp,” its snakes and gators.

You gotta know when to hold ’em
know when to fold ’em
know when to walk away,
know when to run…

because something on the hill is very rotten.
For by the adversary, we stand naked – to be gotten.

We must refrain from using the word “mistruth” when it’s a lie.
I don’t desire a comrade who wishes democracy to die.

God has given us the earth, our lives, love, and freedom.
Not for a select few, but for every breathing one.

Careful not to sit back and have your democracy undone
because an elite few prefer to consume the majority of the sum.

Paying more taxes will cut into your yum-yum. How are those tax cuts working out you?
You’re definitely paying and the government isn’t playing when your bill comes due.

It’s the America we love; our tax dollars always pull us through.
Nevermind the government’s dime, he can depend on me and you.

Are you voting frequently too? I really need you to be.
I can’t say enough about us needing more love and respect for democracy.

Alas, the week is coming to a close, I’ve enjoyed it; it’s really been fun.
I’m Qui
and as rough as it’s been, I’m your dependable friend, I’m not going to turn tail and run.

Democracy is a worthy sum.

VOTE.

Good Morning Monday

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on July 16, 2018 at 4:45 am

horse-bucks-rider.gifGood Morning Monday. All weekend long MSNBC rode a reliable pony
of facts that tack the Trump Campaign to colluding with Russian cronies.

Yep. It felt like a bad dream that kept being re-told.
Tho, the importance of rebroadcasting was to save America’s soul.

She’s killing herself with a 45 because she selectively isn’t woke.
Her skirt is up, others can see her butt,
and her coffers are going for broke.

Yes-yes! A well-cultured democracy is certainly best,
but will Helsinki find our rep with his cards too far from his vest?

International eyes remain on the West
as we hoard-up our borders and mistreat refugee guests.

Our allies are worried –tho not as much as Americans should be.
My God, what in the world is happening to our democratic legacy?

Good morning Monday, did you hear me? Your democracy is at risk.
This is not a time to wrist-flick wrine and remark “Tsk-tsk-tsk.”

You are not Fish Mooney and this isn’t Gotham City,
still what’s happening to us at this hour is a remarkable pity.

Dancing-P-DiddyWhere is P-Diddy to Harlem-shake this off? Oh, he’s calling himself Love?
Well, where is Love, the productive Harlem thug?
This country needs a song to incite a wake-up hug.

Okay, truth be told, I’m just looking for a new jam.
Every day for the last year and a half I wake up to Morning Joe saying, “Damn!

morning-joe_lone anchor.gifClearly, I am paraphrasing
but every report seems to suggest that the admin is crazy.

Hm. Are you nodding off on me, Monday? There is no time to sleep.
That’s why MSNBC spent the entire weekend rebroadcasting from last week.

I get it and it still resembles a nightmare.
Good morning Monday, I’ve got caffeine to spare.

We have got to VOTE, people! Before it’s ever-loving too late.
Vote your interest and less for collages on Pinterest;
In our hands rests our fate.

Let’s not allow sleeping heads in Congress to sell our democracy away.
Rise up and become awake right now and remain woke every day.

Good morning Monday, I’m so glad that you’re here with me,
I’m Qui
With intentions to wake as many as can read to comprehend this Griot tea.

Indeed, I need you and you need me…

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Let’s stick a solid landing; WE MUST land on our feet.

VOTE.

Oh Boy

In Griot, Music, News, Politics, Video on July 13, 2018 at 5:39 am

spanky_oh-boy.gifAnother glorious Friday! The weekends always yield me joy.
Though for what went uphill with Congress’ grill
of Agent Peter Strzok made me say, “Oh boy!

Did you get a chance to drop in and see it?
Strzok on the stand – I wouldn’t want to be him,

but he handled-up and told it like it was.
the statement he made about who the FBI is yielded him applause-love.

I was tuned in and little else ran in broadcast so steady.
For whatever the committee had planned for him, Strzok was prepared and ready.

I’m sure on Thursday morning Republicans in Congress felt confident that they would ‘bring the grill-filled noise,’
though they weren’t fully prepared for Strzok’s dismiss of their dares – he spoke bluntly and… Oh Boy!

Mr. Goodlatte was the chairman and his tone was on swoll
as he tried to conduct business like a boss but quickly lost control.

Democrats spoke-up in opposition of Goodlatte’s lead and the session went into rogue fashion.
Many began yelling about what Strzok would and wouldn’t be telling;
made me think of Cam’Ron & Santana…

Especially when Mr. Gohmert was questioning the Agent and brought up the agent’s wife.
That’s when I had to check the station, Gohmert’s tact was on vacation;
is he about that thug life?

Things in the hearing were pretty ripe. I enjoyed witnessing history unfold.
It really looked like fiction; I grew an instant concern and addiction.
Our country is in crisis — PLEASE VOTE!

Peter was grilled for about 8-hours, with a 2-hour lunch.
How many people tuned in with me? My guess is a bunch.

I almost changed the channel at its start, but I had a back-of-the-mind hunch.
Oh Boy! How many around the world tuned into the hurl? I reckon a whole bunch.

That was yesterday and this is today,
it’s Friday baby. Drop the cares and consider play.

I’m going to consider it immediately after my endearing collegiate ploy,
I’m Qui
On this glorious Friday, an intellectual high day – I pray thee not succumb to the Oh Boy‘s!

Congress started it but Peter Strzok brought the noise.

Mondays Right

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on October 17, 2016 at 7:41 am

good-head-hat-qui-aug7-2016It’s 2:30am and I’m up again
Everyone’s asleep, all family, pets, friends.

This is the way that I get when I’m excited
Insomnia’s about me and I’m UP to write it.

Book ideas bouncing on lobes, titles of ignite….
The creative mind of Qui is always in mode to write.

And so under dim light I’m up to hammer on this page
While replays of “The evening news” recap on yesterday.

Kind of makes me want to produce a NEWS PERUSE,
But it’s mostly politics — is it something you can use?

If you’re still on the fence about who to vote for
I pray thee clarity and rank – in the majority score.

Many days pending before the election are no more.
November 8 is the date – some will be winners, others sore.

Some are crying foul before they step up to the plate…
A NEWS PERUSE will be my post elections fate.

I’ll be up early tacking down the seams
Of how the voting roping went – and what the people mean…

Me?
imagepngIt’s not cold in Arizona and I don’t wear fur.

It’s cold that some would suggest I do otherwise,
Still I respect your vote, your mind and your life. ❤️

We’re all in this together -we’ve got to come through this alright.
Did I tell you I respect you? Politics is just an accessory to Life.

Don’t take anything too serious today, it’s a fun day.
No NEWS PERUSE to fuse on our beloved Monday.

So the Cowboys won again and again I was in my seat.
Not the #NoseBleedSection in Ag-Town, I was #home watching in HD. 🤗

Last week’s reality in Dallas was absolutely the best
— I’m not picky but it’s ‘less  sticky’ in the Southwest:

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Monday is the Right day to pull it all together.
I’m up before dawn in this fabulous weather.

The mature trees in my view – mountain top skew but I know
There are no limits to where natures beauty and truths go.

I love it. It’s perfect and I’m thankful for my sight,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, this is YOUR DAY. It’s Mondays Right.

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My morning view…. Naturally beautiful.

DOPE.

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on August 15, 2016 at 6:36 am


dope-bday-qui-2016What is it?
Is it a feeling, is it a drug?
Is it addictable, like my )))HUGS(((?

These shoulders shrug, I think it’s an emotion.
I feel dope when I meditate; when I give praise in devotion.

I feel dope when you feel me. I love to connect.
Sometimes dope is vindication after being unjustly vexed.

Dope is your DNA. Look at your hair, skin and nails.
Stay healthy, be fit, shoot “antagony” to hell.

Dope is that good feeling, you want to inhale
when the Doc comes back and says your diagnostic is swell.

I’m on a HIGH. I stay high. I live for the life of it — with no choke.
I’m unlimited in my charted quests; I don’t scare easy. It’s DOPE to VOTE!

There’s always hope in my mind and there’s always room to grow.
Dope is ditching negativity and sticking with those who meet your lobes.

This method is effective MORE than the strongest smoke.
I dig the “intellectual relate” – I give and receive; No choke.

I don’t cough either– I say what I mean,
I’m Qui
and this is a HIGH DAY for me. DOPE is all about me.
Oooo Weee!

If you see me in the streets
throw a shout-out to me.
IT’S MY BIRTHDAY
and that is
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