Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 men who wished they'd stayed out of other ppl's bedroom, or maybe not

As we prepare to bid 2012 farewell I had to compile my top ten list of men who would have probably had a better year (or more money in their bank account) if they'd
kept their opinion and or their penis to themselves. Most of the men on this list deserve every bit of hell that their comments or penis brought them.
 They say the only thing in life guaranteed are death and taxes. However; I think it's safe to add to that list men who need to stay out of OPB (Other People's bedroom).

1. GOP Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Atkins said in an August interview that a woman who is a victim of "legitimate rape" can't get pregnant. In addition to
making that asinine comment which guaranteed he would not go to the US senate, he has some very outdated views on women's reproductive rights. The GOP don't usually
eat their own, but they ate this guy and threw him out with the garbage.

2. Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said pregnancies resulting from rape are part of God’s plan. His asinine comment also guaranteed he would not
go to the US senate. He also joins the long list of misguided and hypocritical men with outdated views on women's reproductive rights. His comments also got him thrown
under the GOP bus.

3. Former International Monetary Fund chief and one time French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn was accused of rape by a former New York hotel employee,
Nafissatou Diallo. In December he reached a legal settlement with Diallo. Her accusations set off a firestorm of sexual allegations against him. In France Strauss-
Kahn has been charged with "aggravated procurement in an organized gang" To break it down he's been charged with being the ring leader of a prostitution ring. To break
it down further, he's accused of pimping. Keep in mind that it's legal to pay for sex in France - but Strauss-Kahn takes pimping to the next level. His penis problems
continue to cost him lot's of money and plenty of disgrace. By the way, why does he have a hyphenated last name? Maybe it's a french thing.

4. Former French president Nicholas Sarozy
has a laundry list of dirty deeds crammed in his closet. Adding to that list is accusations that he groped women at a party
and that he is somehow involved with Strauss-Kahn chronicles.

5. Actor and humanitarian John Travolta can't catch a break. When last checked there was alawsuit pending against him from a pilot who accused him of something sexual.
And who can forget the wild massage accusations made against him by men spa employees? Seems like good guy Travolta can't catch a break.

6. Actor and Author Arnold Schwarzeneggar easily admitted in a 60 minutes interview this year that he's cheated on his wife on several occassions. He also admitted
that he fathered a child with a woman that worked in his house. What's distubing about this sex fiend robot of a man is that he does not seem remorseful that he was
having sex with a woman that was not his wife in the family home.

7. Kevin Clash better known as the voice of Elmo character on Sesame Street at last count had 4 under age accusers make sex accusations against him. I'm not following
whose sticking to their story and who has retracted but I know this year I just could not bring myself to purchase Elmo pajamas or other Elmo toys for the youngens in
my family. I knew this guy was a little weird after watching the documentary about his life.

8. Rapper turned Reality TV personality Shawty Lo has eleven kids by 10 women and he was a reality TV show coming out on the Oxygen network to tell America all about
it. There are a few words that come to mind when I think about this rapper. Words like trifling and disturbing. If there was ever a case of someone needing to stay
out of other's bedrooms, this is the case. I hope that the rapper, the mothers and the children are educated on HIV and sex education in general. Many of us stand in
judgement of Shawty Lo, but we've all made bad choices and I wish this extended family well. I can't wish a man with 11 mouths to feed, ill will, C'mon.

9. Ex football player and reality star Chad Johnson has been around the block and apparently in a many of bedrooms. I think he has about four or five children and
frozen sperm reserved for his wife, Evelyn Lozada. In 2012 his threesome sex tape apparently surfaced and he referred to as, "old news." Chad loves the ladies and he
makes that clear which is why some of his love affairs have gotten him in trouble and in the news. Chad's an entertainer and apparently a nice guy from what I hear
from people who interacted with him when he played professional football in Cincinnati. Still, child support payments will catch up with him,if it hasn't already
and Mr. Ocho Cinco probably needs another gig fast.

10. General David Patraeus the former director of the CIA and one of America's most decorated four-star generals, work out junkie and cheater. If there was ever of
case of someone needing to stay out of someone's bedroom, it's this case. His bedroom sexescpades put too many lives at risk. Shame on this guy.

As usual, too lazy to edit. Happy New Year and don't forget about Joe Deters and the gal in Cleveland.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Will a Cincinnati chapter of NAN work? And ,Rev. Sharpton coming to town

Will a National Action Network chapter work in Cincinnati. Rev. Sharpton is coming to town.
The answer is yes, with a resounding maybe.
Usually when an organization, law, or fill in the blanks is formed  it's because there is a void, more reaction than action. It's forty founders state that it is not
meant to be in competition with the local chapter of the Cincinnati NAACP.  Instead it was formed to fill a needed void. 
We all can agree that there can never be enough organizations or people willing to volunteer and make a difference in what seems like war ravaged communities.
For years and countless hours which would total into the hundreds of thousands NAACP members have been volunteering at everything from school mentoring which
includes South Avondale and now Rolling Hills school, to fighting injustice in criminal justice system (although not so much lately), to partnering with crime stoppers
mainly because mothers with dead black sons have sought our help.  While we haven't taken on every case and because some of the dead sons were not choir boys, their
mothers have come to the Cincinnati chapter of the NAACP for  help. We have provided help to them by  partnering with crimestoppers to help solve their dead sons
homicide. Unfortunately when young black men make bad choices in our communities they go to one of two places - the morgue or prison.
Early on under President Christopher Smitherman's leadership the Cincinnati chapter of the NAACP tackled cases of injustice. The chapter did not support or condone
crime, but we handled cases of double standard injustice.  We also supported African American contractors getting work, loans for small businesses and political seats.
In years past we would have never stood for the attacks on competent and heroic black women such as Janaya Trotter, Tracie Hunter or Liz Rogers. But lately the
Cincinnati President of the NAACP has partnered with extreme Tea Party elements and our chapter no longer focuses on civil rights issues.
Executive committee and general members that are strong community leaders like are determined to keep the local chapter of the Cincinnati NAACP focused on civil rights issues as evident by Robert Richardson,Jr. introducing and successfully
passing a motion by an overwhelming majority of members in attendance,  to stop Governor Kasich from privatizing prisons. Privatizing of prisons is a most crucial issue for our communities.
While Cincinnati NAACP members work hard to keep the chapter focused and on track NAN members and chapter founder Bishop Bobby Hilton are looking forward to
a visit and swearing in by National Action Network founder Rev. Al Sharpton. 
There will be much excitement but little to no mainstream media coverage on Rev Al's appearance at NAN'S swearing in.  This is due in part to a city and Hamilton
County that wreaks of racism.  The "R" word is not popular with  politicians, black elite, Tea partiers and some others cringe at the mention of  the word.
To answer the question, will a NAN chapter work in Cincinnati?  It can and we certainly hope that it succeeds. NAN cannor  and should not try to compete with the oldest Civil Rights organization in the country.

The NAN chapter has much work to do. The least of them will want the most from you. They will bring you their crisis, but rarely will their sleeves be rolled up,
you'll be criticized for the VOLUNTEER work that you perform, people will analyze and criticize your back door deals, Mahogany meals and if you are above board.
Critics  will declare that Rev. Al is too controversial - a liberal on MSNBC and not progressive or accessible enough to the people.  Some, not many will join and it's going to be hard
getting them to work and commit.  You'll be called an activist like it's a dirty word, when all it means to be an activist is to shine a light on a problem and work
for a solution.
Rev. Sharpton is one of the best civil rights leaders in the country.  Our hero at this blog.

Bishop Hilton, NAN president and others we  wish you well although others have stated that secrecy,envy and jealousy can't work - whatever that means.

In Blessing and Truth
CAJD    (being typed on notepad, with no editing.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Can the Cincinnati NAACP be saved? Exactly how many members did Smitherman sell?

Last Tuesday Christopher Smitherman was reelected to a fourth two year term of the chapter.  Smitherman won re election by 239 votes.  I’m careful not to say that Smitherman beat his challenger Robert Richardson.
Mr. Richardson did not lose to Mr. Smitherman. The community lost to the Tea Party and Coast. Prior to the election many believed  that the Tea Party and Coast had infiltrated our organization, but as a caller on a radio show  -  so correctly  stated, it wasn't an infiltration by the Tea Party and Coast it was an invitation to them to join by Christopher Smitherman. 
Rumors are swirling  that invited Tea Party members along with Coast dunked a measly ten thousand dollars into the hotly contested race to purchase memberships for people who promised to vote for Smitherman.
According to our sources the blood pack between Smitherman, Tea Party members and  Coast was agreed upon as follows: If Tea Party and Coast members supported Smitherman with this race Smitherman would sell his remaining black (roughly three hundred)  NAACP supporters/members to Chris Finney who would in turn sell the members to Secretary of Suppression Jon Husted who is going to need black votes in 2014.
In addition to Smitherman selling off black people  he would agree to be silent regarding 21stcentury lynching’s which is  voter suppression and he would remain silent regarding the Judge Tracie Hunter case.
Smitherman also allegedly solemnly swore  that the most marginalized, disenfranchised, criminalized and victimized  members in the chapter would  continue to unknowingly work for Coast and collect signatures for non civil rights related petitions.
Next up on Mr. Smitherman’s NAACP plate is an issue that may or may not involve Coast. The issue is to strong hold the NAACP membership into voting to circulate a petition that will prevent the city from privatizing our parking.
At this blog we can’t think of any instance in which selling  off  city property is a good idea. We also don’t think another petition should be the chapter’s next fight.  City Manager Milton Dohoney and Mayor Mallory are intelligent black men faced with making  city budget decisions.  If instead of considering privatizing parking they suggested laying of police or fire – Tea Party members would probably suggest that they get lynched.  To privatize or not privatize parking is NOT the chapters next fight.
Consider that a great many of our chapter members are on the bus. Those not on the bus only visit downtown Cincinnati a couple times a year.  Many of the members are working folks trying to scrape by and will not be motivated to circulate another petition.
The chapter’s next move should to assist with the Tracie Hunter situation and to raise awareness about the importance of voting in the mid-term elections.

Can the Cincinnati chapter of the NAACP be saved from the Tea Party and Coast?  Yes, but only if you join.  See you at our next meeting 
When: Thursday, December 20, 2012

Time: 6:00 PM
Where: Rev. Dock Foster Church
Unity Missionary Baptist Church

***As usual the bloggers here are tired, way to exhausted to edit, but always willing to keep the beloved community informed***