Thursday, February 26, 2009
Yesterday February 26, 2009 was "Ash Wednesday" which began the Lenten season.
Lenten season is the time of the year for those of the Christian belief make a sacrifice and give up something we love and is a normal routine in our day to day lives (i.e. eating meat, working out, social activites, sex) for the next 40 days (excluding Sunday's) leading up to Easter Sunday.
The sacrifice we're making for the next 40 days is a symbolic sacrifice as it relates to the ultimate sacrifice Christ made for us by dying on the cross at Calvary for our sins!
Although we're grateful for the GREAT sacrifice, Ash Wednesday is the actual day of mourning for Christians as a result of Jesus having to make that grate sacrifice and die for our sins!
So if you noticed people walking around with a form of Ash in the shape of the cross on their forehead yesterday evening that was the reason why...
Until next time...
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Yes, yes, yes, it's KACKLE TUESDAY!!!
Today and EVERY Tuesday is "KACKLE TUESDAY", which is a day I designate just to share some chuckles and entertaining food for thought!
So let's get RIGHT in peoples...
Has Usher been THROWNNNN a career "life-line" indirectly but directly all at the same time?
Where is a GOOD P.R. (Public Relations) representative when you need one?
As I broke the news to blog land and the world on Sunday February 8th, the singer/actor a.k.a the "USHER RAYMOND REPLACEMENT" Chris Brown was involved in a "domestic violence" altercation with young lady who has been speculated to be Rhianna...
Since the altercation Chris Brown AND Rhianna have been M.I.A. from the public eye however there have been SEVERAL mouth pieces from the "Chris Brown" camp making comments and/or speculations to the media from Auntie's to Step-Daddy's!
Why won't they all just SHUT UP and not say a word?!?!
Do they NOT realize they are doing him MORE harm then good?
As the OLD saying goes..."SOMETIMES IT'S BETTER TO MAKE PEOPLE WONDER THEN TOO OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND CONFIRM!!"
All for their 15 seconds of fame some of Chris Brown peoples are making some of the most inappropriate comments ALL at the wrong time!
The bottom line is...regardless of who started what and what started who when the MASSES hear, witness, and/or read about a MAN assaulting a woman the sympathy and empathy tends to be given towards the woman IMMEDIATELY no matter if she's in the "RIGHT" or the "WRONG!"
Therefore some comments and/or conversations should NOT be made public "speculation" until ALL the FACTS have been laid out!
Now Chris Brown recently released a statement saying he's "sadden by the situation"...WTH?
I bet you ARE sadden thinking about ALL the $$$$$ you're about to loose and/or lost and the possible "career suicide" you're going to experience as a result of what has transpired!
This is why I asked where is a GOOD P.R. person when you need one?
Regardless if the woman is Rhianna or not (which we REALLY know it is) Chris Brown and/or affiliates alike should ONLY be releasing "DAMAGE CONTROL" statements (i.e. I'm donating "x" amount of dollars to battered woman shelters, I'm registering in anger management classes etc.)
Regardless of the amount donated or if he physically ATTENDS a class, the public (especially woman) need to be made aware there is some depth of remorse on Chris Brown's part and he's exploring opportunities to "rectify" or should we say REDIRECT his "energy"!
Now as it relates to Ms. Rhianna...now...doesn't she HAVE a song on her latest CD entitled "BREAKING DISHES" where she says and I quote "I'mma FIGHT a MAN tonight and I'm NOT going to stop until I SEE police lights"...
Talk about the spirit of prophecy...bbbbaaaabbbbeeee...don't they "art" inmates "life"?!?!
She just didn't know fighting a MAN would end her up with some forehead contusions, bite marks and busted lip!
Look woman...understand...if you're going to FIGHT a man...SWING on a man, or HIT on a man...know a man is STILL a man regardless of the emotional ties you may or may not share!
Also "typically" men are STRONGER then women and UNDERSTAND everyone has a THRESHOLD!
Some are lower and higher then others...but if you catch and/or hit ANYONE on the right WRONG day...just be prepared to "PAY THE PIPER!"
Which CLEARLY Rhianna was NOT prepared to do!
I don't believe for a moment Rhianna is totally innocent but DAMNED if she doesn't have a GOOD P.R. person!
Rhianna is about to become a "battered woman's" spokes person and spin this entire ordeal to her FAVOR regardless of what her involvement is and/or was in escalating the entire situation...
ON ANOTHER NOTE...
If I were USHER RAYMOND or his management I would be bolting to the studio to record another project and releasing it YESTERDAY to RE-CLAIM what was stolen from me by Chris Brown...and that is FANS!
Usher your "life-line" has been EXTENDED...take it and RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!
Until next time...
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
GREAT day to all in blog world!
I did not forget about "KACKLE TUESDAY" on yesterday but I just couldn't muster up the energy to post any "funnies" and/or "food for thought" and be sincere in doing such!
This week thus far has been a bit of tumultuous week spiritually...
One of my friends suffered a GREAT loss...my prayers and heart goes out to him...
Another one my friends is going through something right now that I honestly have no CLUE about but still sense and share the burden with them on a spiritual level.
So without going into GREAT detail it was kind of hard to be super jovial and in sincere good spirits...
Therefore please understand my reason for not posting a "KACKLE" blog on yesterday!
Let's continue being our brothers & sisters keeper and continue lifting one another up in prayer and spiritually!
Remind someone you're close to that they are not alone and you'll always be a pillar of support no matter what betides!
Until next time...
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Whitney Houston...now she LOOKED GOOD even with one of her implants slightly out of position (her left one, our right to be exact) but SOUNDED like she had a "hit" of something before she hit the stage!
But Jenny Hud HELD UP as she accepted her first Grammy award for the night! Kudos!
Justin Timberlake is stumbling...is this the impromptu presentation as a result of Chris Brown's scandle and dodging the L.A.P.D?!?!?!
While we're here...why do they have Boyz II Men positioned as some "background" vocalist and Justin Timberlake ALL over the stage with Al Green sounding "THIN" vocally?!?!
I just didn't get this performance...
ColdPlay & Jay-Z....uuuummmmmm...1st off...what's up with this vintage 80's look Jay-Z has captured and TRYING to bring into style?!?!?
Also...I did NOT get their performance together...SOMETIMES merging is NOT the BEST option!
She was the FIRST performer to bring some FLAVOR and SWAG to the STAGE!!!!!
THANK YOU CARRIE FOR BRINGING IT...I NERVOUS for a sec...
"AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW HIS LAST NAME UH UH UH...HERE WE GO!"
YES MA'AM!!! That's HOW you do it at the GRAMMY'S!!!
Kid Rock..."AMEN!"...I guess..."Sweet Home Alabama"...ight..."Rock-n-Roll Jesus"...I dug it!
Will Chris Brown perhaps loose his Wrigley's gum campaign ($$$$) as a result of exercising his "Ike Turner" ministry on Rihanna?
Hhhhhhmmmmm...ok...BACK to the Grammy's!
Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift...nice...but what's up with the facial expressions Miley?
What a FITTING song...OMG...she bought TEARS to the HARDEST person eyes!!!
She's CLEARLY going to be here for a MINUTE and excel and not excel but SOAR to higher heights as a result of THIS performance on the GRAMMY'S!!!
Jenny Hud almost lost her composure towards the end of her performance but she held on and made it through!
DEFINITELY her performance will go down as a HIGLIGHT performance for the evening!
Stevie Wonder and the Jonas Brothers....uuuuummmmm....not SSSURE how I feel about this...
Why one of the brothers FUMBLED over Stevie's lyrics too "Supersition"...The Jonas Brothers are a little "pitchy" too...lol...they MUST stay in THEIR lane...again...sometimes merging is NOT the BEST option!
Katie Perry...I liked the "undertone" message she was sending of being a "fruitcake" with her "fruity" outfit and "fruit" decor all over the stage...LMAO!!!
Estelle and Kanye West...uuuummmm...the ENTIRE time I watched Kanye all I kept thinking to myself "HOW U DOWIN?!?!"
Did Estelle & Kanye shop in Puffy's closet and pull out his RETIRED shiney suits and made their fit?!?!
Who wears a "SHAG" in 2009?!?!?!?!?!?! Somethings just should NOT be bought back...
Kenny Chesneck...zzzzzzz....zzzzzz....zzzzzzz...wake me up when it's over!
M.I.A., Kanye West, Jay-Z, T.I., and Lil'Wayne..."SWAGGA LIKE US"!!!...it was ight but I KEPT following M.I.A. all over the stage because TODAY is her "DUE DATE"...lol...WOW!
Until Next Time...
Sooooo...I'm watching the "Live From the Red Carpet: The 2009 Grammy Awards"...
Is it just me or L.L. Cool J REALLY does look like he had some "plastic surgery"...? Hhhhmmmm...say it ain't SO L.L.!!!!
Fantasia...she LOOKED GOOD!!! She REALLY looked eloquent...go Fantasia! I love the fact that she addressed the rumors about Simon Cowell loaning her the money to get her house out of foreclosure!
She also mentioned she's in the lab working on the thrid CD that she states is "a personal CD"...can't WAIT!!!
Will CHRIS BROWN be making the GRAMMY'S TONIGHT?!?!?!
It's JUST been reported that he's wanted by the L.A.P.D. for "Felony Battery" on a "unnamed" female which occurred last night after Chris Brown and this "unnamed" female left Clive Davis Grammy party last night!
Touch your neighbor and say...IKE TURNER LIVES AGAIN!!!
"Well I left a good job down in the city..."
Natalie Cole looked wonderful...wow!
***MORE BREAKING NEWS***
Ironically ENOUGH...RIHANNA will NOT be performing tonight, NOR will she be on the red carpet, NOR will see be attending the Grammy's AT ALL!!!!! DAYNUM...was the Rihanna "unnamed" female in the L.A.P.D. police report? Was Rihanna the "TINA" to Chris Brown's "IKE"?!?!?!?!?!
What happened at Clive Davis Grammy party that made Chris Brown get in the limo with Rihanna and proceed to open up a can of "WHOOP ASS" on her?
I guess this all adds a NEW definition to his song "TAKE YOU DOWN"... I guess he remixed it to "BEAT YOU DOWN"...
JEEEEEEENNNNNNNYYYYY HUD! YES MA'AM!!!!
She is giving on the RED CARPET and looking GOOD!!
She's SUCH an inspiration right now! To go through all she went through recently and arrive to the Grammy's looking and SOUNDING in good spirits is awesome! I love Jenny Hud and her energy...that's whats up Jenny Hud!
Wayne Brady...ok...first let me say his CD is actually a GOOD, SOLID body of work!
But ok...he done changed one Asian for the next...he recently divorced his wife (who was Asian)
and shows up on the red carpet with a date who is ASIAN!!! (LOL)
Where's the DIVERSITY WAYNE BRADY?!?!?!
Until next time...
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Great day...it's KACKLE TUESDAY!!!
Today's KACKLE is "insecurities" and "being used"...
When does one become cognizant of their OWN daynum insecurities and realize at some point if they're NOT checked they will interfere with your destiny?
Can someone DEFINE the term "dating" for me? It's SHOLL taking on a NEW definition contingent on the party's involved...
As far as being "used"...lookah hur...don't be involving OTHER people in your mess without formally advising that person you pulling them into some MESS!!!
Don't ASK something you don't want to KNOW...especially me because I'm going to be the ONE to tell you wassup but hell...if you're going to do WHAT YA WANNA regardless if you're in the "KNOW" or NOT... then why the hell ASK in the FIRST place?!?!?!?!?!?!??!!??!?!?!?!
Has anyone seen the initial episode of "I Love Money 2"?
I hope to the GODS "Tamara" is ONLY acting and NOT that simple! Whooo Weee...
Sadly enough...why does she (Tamara) remind me of someone I know...and they are NOT acting! :-(
Speaking of VH1...
"FOR THE LOVE OF RAY J"...what in the hell?!?!?!? What happened to Whitney?!?!?! Why do I feel a "BEING BOBBY BROWN" number II situation brewing?!?!? BBBOOOBBBBYYYY or RAY JJJJJJJJJJJJJ!!!!
Uuummmm Luda...what's up with your baby mama or wifey's hair? Why am I also hearing in my mind the old saying "BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER!" hhhhmmmm....
Here's the KACKLE of the DAY...
Why is Vivica A. Fox ALWAYS consulting her "attorney's" AFTER she done some MESS?!?!?
Remember about a year ago some guy recorded her giving him some "head" on his cell phone and CIRCULATED the video and Vivica had her "attorney's" stop the video and/or her likeness...??
Well NOWWWW this heifer done contacted her "attorney's" again because the "Psychic Friends Network" is running a commercial with her "likeness and/or image" in it that she "CLAIMS" she didn't record or authorize!!!!
Now Vivica....do to ALL that "bobbing & weaving" and lack of quality in the cell phone video... you might've been successful DENYING that wasn't you doing one mean OLE "mic check"...but girl...even with all the plastic surgeons in the WORLD working on you...bbbbaaaabbbbeeee you can't DENY this ain't you!!!!
I mean YOU be the judge...is that NOT her?
Until NEXT time...
Monday, February 2, 2009
Andrew M. Manis:
When Are WE Going to Get Over It?
For much of the last forty years, ever since America "fixed" its race problem in the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, we white people have been impatient with African Americans who continued to blame race for their difficulties.
Often we have heard whites ask, "When are AfricanAmericans finally going to get over it?
Now I want to ask:
"When are we White Americans going to get over our ridiculous obsession with skincolor?
Recent reports that "Election Spurs Hundreds' of Race Threats, Crimes" should frighten and infuriate every one of us.
Having grown up in "Bombingham," Alabama in the 1960s, I remember over hearing anavalanche of comments about what many white classmates and their parents wanted to do to John and Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King. Eventually, as you may recall, in all three cases, someone decided to do more than "talk the talk."
Since our recent presidential election, to our eternal shame we are once again hearing the same reprehensible talk I remember from my boyhood.
We white people have controlled political life in the disunited colonies and United States for some 400 years on this continent.
Conservative whites have been in power 28 of the last 40 years. Even during the eight Clinton years, conservatives in Congress blocked most of his agenda and pulled him to the right. Yet never in that period did I read any headlines suggesting that anyone was calling for the assassinations of presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, or either of the Bushes.
Criticize them,yes. Call for their impeachment, perhaps. But there were no bounties on their heads. And even when someone did try to kill Ronald Reagan, the perpetrator was non-political mental case who wanted merely to impress Jody Foster.
But elect a liberal who happens to be Black and we're back in the sixties again.
At this point in our history, we should be proud that we've proven what conservatives are always saying -- that in America anything is possible, EVEN electing a black man as president.
But instead we now hear that school children from Maine to California are talking about wanting to "assassinate Obama."
Fighting the urge to throw up, I can only ask, "How long?"
How long before we white people realize we can't make our nation, much less the whole world, look like us?
How long until we white people can - once and for all - get over this hell-conceived preoccupation with skin color?
How long until we white people get over the demonic conviction that white skin makes us superior?
How long before we white people get over our bitter resentments about being demoted to the status of equality with non-whites?
How long before we get over our expectations that we should be at the head of the line merely because of our white skin?
How long until we white people end our silence and call out our peers when they share the latest racist jokes in the privacy of our white-only conversations?
I believe in free speech, but how long until we white people start making racist loud mouths as socially uncomfortable as we do flag burners?
How long until we white people will stop insisting that blacks exercise personal responsibility, build strong families, educate themselves enough to edit the Harvard Law Review, and work hard enough to become President of the United States, only to threaten to assassinate them when they do?
How long before we starting "living out the true meaning" of our creeds, both civil and religious, that all men and women are created equal and that "red and yellow, black and white" all are precious in God's sight?
Until this past November 4, I didn't believe this country would ever elect an African American to the presidency. I still don't believe I'll live long enough to see us white people get over our racism problem.
But here's my three-point plan:
First, everyday that Barack Obama lives in the White House that Black Slaves Built, I'm going to pray that God (and the Secret Service) will protect him and his family from us white people.
Second, I'm going to report to the FBI any white person I over hear saying, in seriousness or in jest, anything of a threatening nature about President Obama.
Third, I'm going to pray to live long enough to see America surprise the world once again, when white people can "inspirit and in truth" sing of our damnable color prejudice, "We HAVEovercome."
************************************** It takes a Village to protect our President!!!
Talk about a "MOUTHFUL"....wow!
Until next time...