Monday, October 31, 2005

It's all Good ...Or is it?.......................

Moral relativism-Moral relativism is the position that moral or ethical propositions do not reflect absolute or universal truths but instead are relative to social, cultural, historical, or personal references, and that there is no single standard by which to assess an ethical propositions truth.

In street terms—“It’s all good.”

This is the ideological foundation of the modern Liberal agenda. This refusal to deal with absolutes has created some interesting paradoxes. One prime example is the issue of death- I watch my liberal brothers and sisters advocate the killing of unborn innocence and then immediately turn around and admonish anyone that believes in the death penalty for convicted murderers. Make no mistake, liberals aren't the only ones practicing moral relitivism.

I love absolutes, I need absolutes. I have never been comfortable dealing in the vast wastelands of moral gray areas. As a matter of fact, I refuse to. When confronted with a moral or ethical issue, I squint my minds eye and look at the issue in black and white, good or bad, right and wrong. Had the executives at Enron approached their responsibilities in this manner there would have never been an Enron scandal.

So it came as no surprise while reading AP releases, that activists in Los Angeles were demanding Paramount pictures remove billboards for Curtis"50 Cent" Jackson up coming movie "Get rich or Die tryin' ". It appears that these billboards depict" fity-cent" holding a microphone in one hand and a gun in the other. To top it off, one of the billboards is located right next to a pre-school.

It is my humble opinion that the last thing we need is another movie about a drug dealer rising up out of crime through hip-hop, but hey, it's a capitalistic country, and if they can sell it to a market, more power to them. Hell, it might just turn out to be a pretty good movie, but this billboard campaign is a major fuck up. I am pretty sure the executives at Paramount wouldn't want a billboard featuring “Fity-cent” holding a microphone in one hand and a gun in the other near their children's pre-school.

The absence of absolutes makes this possible. See in the eyes of the Paramount’s marketing team,such a billboard in their neighborhood is wrong, but not so in some neighborhoods. You know, I really hate this type of thinking. It is the root of many of our social problems here in America. I am damned tired of politicians and activists arguing in favor of certain behavior in certain areas that they would not tolerate in their area. At best it’s hypocritical, at it’s worse it’s devastating to the community that they supposedly are helping.

As far as “Fity-cent” is concerned. I have no beef with him, he has been consistent since he popped up on the radar screen. He has never claimed to be anything he isn’t, and as a parent my job is easy when the wolves are dressed like wolves.

Take Care

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Something Different...............

For those that know me intimately, my love of the outdoors is no surprise. I was raised most of my childhood on Military reservations. Every summer no matter where we were I was sent home to Georgia, to spend the summers with my Grandparents. It would be a under statement to say my Grandparents where country. Hell, they were deep under-cover country, and I loved them for it.

It was from my Grandfather and my Uncles that I learned to hunt and fish. Their patient country ways instilled a deep love and appreciation for nature in me. It was my Grandmother and my Aunts that showed me that the simplest things had their own beauty, such as a honey-suckle bush, it’s flowers fragrant in the warm summer evenings. One of my fondest memories is sitting on my Grandparents front porch at night watching the lighting bugs light up the fields that surrounded their home.

My Grandfather had a 5 acre vegetable garden in those days. It still amazes me how our labor in that big garden was transformed it into beautiful jars of great tasting , nourishing, home canned food by my Grandmother and Aunts. They were, and still are, mighty women. Both Grandparents, my Uncles and Aunts taught me a work ethic that revolved around a simple concept- If it’s worth doing, do it right.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out with my up bringing that I have always lived on the edge of the developed and undeveloped areas. It has been an effective compromise for many years. My children and I have always had access to the mainstream, but we didn’t have to deal with some of the problems with living in the mainstream. Yet in the last ten years the edges have been pushed back. I find myself no longer on the edges but surrounded by development. Development in Georgia these days is a cruel, evil process that consists of cutting down every tree, removing the top-soil, selling it, and building cookie cutter subdivisions. The irony of it all is this development initially skipped over me, so in order to get back to the edge I will now have to move twice the distance than if it had not skipped over my area.

So I was sitting on the deck this morning, sipping on my coffee, getting depressed about my current circumstances, plotting my next move, when I heard a hawk scream over head. “Dayum”, I thought, “that’s a hawk screaming”. If you have never heard a hawk or an eagle for that matter scream, I am truly sorry you haven’t. It is a pure, primal, joyous type of thang. That’s the best my limited abilities can describe it, and it made me think, “I can live where the hawks can still be heard screaming’.

Take care

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Thank you Mrs. Parks.........

February 4, 1913 - October 24, 2005

I am thinking what more can I say about this courageous woman that hasn’t already be said? Very little, but I can thank her for making a stand. Yes, Rosa Parks made a stand at a time in America when to do so was a death sentence in the South. Mrs. Parks was the point man of the Civil Rights Movement.

For those without knowledge of military terms a point man is the person that walks ahead of the main column of troops while on patrol. The job of a point man is to alert the column to danger ahead and in a lot of cases it’s the point man being shot and or killed that provides the alarm. It’s a lonely, dangerous job that very few willingly do. When Mrs. Parks sat down in that seat at the front of the bus, she was virtually stepping out on a battlefield alone, way out in front of the troops, troops that had yet to be assembled.

Thank you Rosa Parks, thank you for making a stand. America is a far better place for your efforts.


Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Back from vacation

Back from vacation. Did my annual camping trip to Cumberland island off the coast of Georgia- My friends and I have been making this trip annually for 20 some odd years. The picture posted was taken by myself and is of the main trail leading to the campsite.

I noticed the last post I did before going on vacation drew some comments- hm….. it always amazes me how many different views there are concerning income taxes. The truth of the matter whether you want to believe it or not is simple- the lower taxes are the more revenue collected-point blank. Also if you over burden the rich with taxes you create a climate where they protect there assets any way possible- and history has shown the rich can live anywhere- they simply pull their money out of the system and head to a more friendlier tax system. Here is the most important thing- when is the last time you got a job from a poor man?

There is a great example that came from the Clinton years. The luxury tax. It placed a serious tax on high end luxury items. This tax crippled the yacht building industry along the lower east coast. Some of you say, hell fuck the rich and their yachts- but that’s because you can only conceive the economy being static, in actuality the economy is a dynamic interwoven entity that is as fragile as it is resilient. See, the “Rich” didn’t want to pay this tax since it was cheaper to buy a yacht manufactured elsewhere and hire a crew to sail it to the USA. In the mean time normal everyday craftsmen, men and women , that used to make a very good living building everything from teak cabinets and decking were out of work. Even the companies that made the small things like galley fixtures were adversely affected

The idea of taxing the rich is a double-edged sword that cuts it’s owner as easily as it cuts other things. There are many in America that want a socialistic style society. This has been and is being tried in other countries and to this day the amount of wealth and opportunity that exists in the good ole’ USA has not been matched by those countries.

I hear over and over again- poverty this, poverty that. Just what the fuck is poverty these days. I mean have most of you out there that repeat some of this shit over and over ever visited a third-world country. You know places where real poverty exists, not like poverty here where even the poorest among us have a video game, television, etc…Places where if you don’t work you don’t eat, and there is a serious shortage of work.

Quit listening to the talking heads. Do your own research, form your own opinions. Get to the bottom of these issues. Look historically at what has happened and why- it is said, ‘those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it’, abandon the concept of weakening the strong to help the weak. It has never worked in the history of the world, and it won’t work simply because you are doing it. If you truly want to help people then demand something of them. Allow them to build something of their own, not something confiscated from someone that busted his butt.

Also, stop this “they are the lucky ones’ shit. It is not luck when you work hard and make a dream reality. The vast majority of wealth in this country is new wealth. The Old money crowd is still around but they are a minority these days. One last thing before I go.

In the 60’s some damned good men and women of different racial backgrounds fought the good fight. It was called the Civil Rights Movement. They wanted to live in a country were the color of your skin would not exclude you from enjoying the American dream. ( kinda funny you never here of the Japanese dream, or the European dream, or the South American dream) They succeed beyond most of there wildest dreams- but it doesn’t make one damned bit of sense to legislate away some of those success’ with outrageous tax burdens. If my father was taxed at the rate I am there is no fuckin’ way he could have raised 5 boys on his military income—Yes, I had a father that participated in my upbringing, that alone these days is enough to ensure that a child doesn’t grow up in poverty, especially since the largest growing segment of our society living in poverty are households of single women with children.


Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Tax the Rich

This is the latest data for calendar year 2003 just released in October 2005 by the Internal Revenue Service.

The top 1% pay over a third, 34.27% of all income taxes. (Up from 2003: 33.71%)
The top 5% pay 54.36% of all income taxes (Down from 2002: 53.80%).
The top 10% pay 65.84% (Up from 2002: 65.73%).
The top 25% pay 83.88% (Down from 2002: 83.90%).
The top 50% pay 96.54% (Up from 2002: 96.50%).
The bottom 50%? pay 3.46% of all income taxes (Down from 2002: 3.50%)

And who earns what?
The top 1% earns 16.77% of all income (2002: 16.12%).
The top 5% earns 31.18% of all the income (2002: 30.55%).
The top 10% earns 42.36% of all the income (2002: 41.77%)
The top 25% earns 64.86% of all the income (2002: 64.37%)
The top 50% earns 86.01% (2002: 85.77%) of all the income.

The top 1% is paying nearly ten times the federal income taxes than the bottom 50%!
The top 1% earned $295,495-plus
The top 50% were those individuals or couples filing jointly who earned $29,019 and up in 2003

Does the words ‘ We hold these truths to be self-evident’ ring a bell. So much for taxing the rich more. Just how much more do we need to tax the so-called rich. Go to the website and weed through the statistics and glean some info. You will find the definition of the rich just might be you.


Sunday, October 16, 2005


"You are a fascinating conservative- and you still haven't told us how it happened, and I Tagged you ages ago to tell us the story.How did you become a Black Conservative? How can you relate conservatism to Hendrix?" ---Dave Bones

Dave Bones asked a question that needs to be answered. Around about 1981 I was dissatisfied with the answers that the party of my family was giving me. Being a student of history, I began to realize that the Democrats where not the party that they use to be. They were going farther and farther to the left. I also did my own research and came to the conclusion that the break up of the black family was a direct result of their welfare policies. It’s a simple fact that when you reward a certain kind of behavior you get more of it. If you take the time and look at the data you will notice that the black family was intact and thriving until the early seventies- hmmm… you will also notice it was during that time welfare started to have a big impact. I came of age during a time that black males in America in ever increasing numbers did not have to support the children they produced. This was disastrous and the Democrats never took responsibility for it, as a matter of fact they demanded even more welfare. Then the kicker came- taxes. I started to make some real money, guess what- I didn’t like they way they were raping my check. When Reagan passed his tax cuts I saw an immediate effect, did some research and found out that JFK also believed that lower taxes produced more tax revenue. So why did the Democrats abandon an ideal that one of their better presidents believed in? I couldn’t get an honest answer, but it didn’t matter, I was prepared to vote for Reagan to be re-elected.

After a few years passed I came to realize that the Republicans/conservatives were way off base on some issues. Some very important issues. So much so that I couldn’t vote for just any Republican/conservative candidate- I became a Libertarian.
I believe in freedom. That includes the freedom to screw your own life up, as long as you don’t ask your fellow freeman to fix it, like so many people are doing, or infringe on somebody’s else’s rights. . Although I share a lot of views with conservatives, the conservative label just does not cut it- I don’t see eye to eye on some views with conservatives.

Some conservative viewpoints are silly as hell- example: Issues concerning drugs are a serious problem for conservatives- History has shown that drug use among a population will happen. It is when you criminalize it that you get a whole host of issues instead of just the one. The Mob was built because of criminalizing alcohol. Yes I believe most drugs should be de-criminalize even though I don’t use them-it’s freedom. Decriminalize drugs, tax them but keep them ultra cheap and you have eliminated 80% of the crime in America. A crack head that only has to raise $25.00 a week for his habit will not be a crime problem, and the taxes collected will be used to make their last days, after he or she has blown all the circuits in their brain, comfortable. The rules would still be the same, if you want a job that requires drug testing you have to be able to pass it. Just think about it, are we stopping drug use, hell no, and we won’t stop it.

I voted for George W. Bush for one reason, Taxes- After 911 the war on terror was cause to vote for him again. The democrats aren’t willing to fight it. I know some of you out there are in denial on this war on terror, but take a minute and do some research. Don’t let Michel Moore blind you to the reality—there is a global jihad and it will not stop until we either destroy their ability to wage it, or the jihadists institute Sharia’. Do I like the spending that “W” is doing, nope seems like there is a Democrat in office in that respect.

As far as relating to Jimi Hendrix- hell everybody should relate to Jimi. He was a left handed motherfuckin’ genius. Jimi’s music will travel to the stars with Humanity, that’s if we don’t destroy ourselves.


Friday, October 14, 2005

Conspiracy Theories..............

The past few days have been alarming. Let me explain. I have been hearing more and more black folk espousing the idea that the levees in New Orleans were blown on purpose. Now, I didn’t worry when that racists Minister Farrakan started spouting his rhetoric, I didn’t flinch when Spike Lee ran his mouth, but I’m hearing perfectly normal, educated, productive black people repeating this idea. This alarms me.

It’s been said that if you repeat a lie often enough it will assume some semblance of truth. This is my worry. One only has to study a little history to see how a repeated lie eventually becomes gospel. Nazi Germany is an excellent example. Hitler hammered the Jews with false accusations and was able to kill them by the millions. It was called the Holocaust.

When I hear an outrageous claim like this one that people are holding up as fact, I do a simple thing- I ask some questions, what is there to gain from this, and for whom. See this is the disturbing part about this so-called conspiracy. It is my belief that as more and more black people leave the Liberal plantation the overseers ( black activists and civil rights pimps) are resorting to outright fear to keep them from leaving. Asking the above questions prove my point. I can not find anything that the government could gain from blowing the levees. But I can find some gain for the Liberals.

So, is this what it has all come down to, retaining power? I am afraid so. There is an upside to all of this. Although the New Orleans levee conspiracy has spread farther than I would like, it will only temporarily stop the exodus from the Liberal plantation. See, there are a lot of Harriet Tubmans out there, and we aren’t afraid to ”steal away home” And we are leading more and more people to freedom. Yeah, who would've thought the Undeground Railroad would run again.


Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Blazing Saddles.....

There are times when the world gets to be a little too much for me. You know, every direction you turn the infamous Twin Bitches, pandemonium and mayhem, are plying their trade—I had my fill of it all today so I did what I usually do, watch a movie DVD. One of my all time favorite movies,” Blazing Saddles”, was selected to ease my mind. I simply never tire of watching this movie and some months I can view it up to three times.

In the middle of the movie, and laughing my ass off, a thought occurred to me. ”Could this movie be made today”? Oh hell no. First of all, could you get as much talent to do the movie? The cast of Blazing Saddles reads like an All Star acting team. Second, you have Slim Pickens and Burton Gilliam dropping the “N” word like it’s hot, but it works and I suspect it does because Richard Pryor had a hand in the screen play. Thirdly and most important of all, I’m pretty damned sure some animals were harmed during the filming. Yeah, PETA would put the kybosh on this movie for sure.

Blazing Saddles is what I call an equal opportunity, fuck with everybody, type of movie. Mel Brooks didn’t miss a group or institution when he filmed Blazing Saddles. Too often the butt of all jokes these days seem to be white males. I know my paler brothers can be pretty funny, but what we are getting these days mostly is boring and lacking in creativity.

If we tried to make Blazing Saddles today the usual suspects would step forward. Jessie “I have a scheme” Jackson would be on all of the news channels threatening lawsuits, unless a substantial contribution be made to the Rainbow Coalition, via certified check. Rev. Al, “Mr. Process”, Sharpton would be in the streets preaching racial Armageddon, inciting the feeble minded amongst us. The Black Caucus would demand some form of Government intervention on the basis that somewhere some poor black child’s self esteem would be in jeopardy. Just Dayum. Blazing Saddles made today would set off one of the biggest boycotts seen since the Montgomery Bus boycott.

Blazing Saddles is one hell of a movie and it’s a shame all the agenda driven bullshit of today would make it damned near impossible to make. To Quote Slim Pickens,”I am depressed.” Again.


Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Police beat 64 year old……..

Okay, everybody has seen the video of New Orleans finest, and their so-called struggle to control a 64 year old allegedly drunk man. Also we have heard the weak excuse that they, the policemen, have been under a lot of stress. Well, that shit ain’t gonna fly. This case is really disturbing due to the fact that there seems to be hardly any resistance being put up at all. Rodney King was probably a beat down waiting to happen, but even his dumb ass did not deserve to get the beat down he received. There is something fundamentally evil about several people ganging up on a single person. Always has been and always will be. So let’s just hope the punk ass policemen that beat Mr. Davis down get what they deserve.


Friday, October 07, 2005

The Squeaky Wheel..............

I have always heard that the squeaky wheel gets the oil. Over the years I’ve come to realize how insidious such a simple and seemingly benign saying is. Case in point: coastal Mississippi was virtually wiped off the map by hurricane Katrina. Yet you’d never know to what extent it was devastated due to the city of New Orleans.

New Orleans elected officials at best are a peculiar collection of individuals. Here lately they have become a giant hemorrhoid on the ass of America, an itchy and inflamed pain in the ass that refuses to respond to treatment, no matter what you say or do. Never have so much back biting and blaming- shifting been followed by so many demands. Mayor Nagin announced that he would be laying-off half the cities employees and almost immediately the howling started. “The Federal government should pay their salaries”, was one complaint.

When are people going to understand that the Federal Government doesn’t produce a dayum thing, it collect monies through taxes and redistributes them.
What really bothers me about the suggestion is what the hell is unemployment insurance for? All across America local and city governments are laying of workers for different reasons. In a lot of cases local governments realize that they can’t continue to raise taxes and are left with one solution—reduce employees. These out of work employees collect unemployment benefits until they find another job.

New Orleans needs to be mindful of another saying,” beggars can’t be choosy”. Let the people of coastal Mississippi get some of the attention—please.


Oh, I’m still pissed about President Bush’s choice to replace Sandra day O’connor , really pissed

Monday, October 03, 2005

A Blank Page......

Harriet Miers, a blank page, yes this is one description of President Bush’s Supreme Court nominee. There are others that I won’t repeat, but let’s just concentrate on my description which can be summed up in one word----Pitiful.

I am so damned disappointed in this choice. I mean Janice Rodgers Brown was waiting in the wings and W pulled this pathetic rabbit out of the hat, shit. Where the fuck is Karl Rove the celebrated “liberal slayer”? Has everybody gone dead at the switch in the Whitehouse? There is only one upside to this nomination. Maybe she is the ultimate stealth judge, maybe she has one purpose and that is to hold the constitutional line.

I’m not going to dwell on this nomination. There are more noteworthy things happening in the world.

August Wilson, Black playwright, died today. Take some time to check out his work, you won’t be sorry. August was a self made man. After dropping out of school at the age of 16 because of the racist treatment he received, he finished educating his self at local libraries. August believed this was when his real education started, working menial jobs and pursuing a literary career he managed to have several poems published and in 1969 became active in the theatre and founded the theater company black Horizons on the Hill.

Stories like August’s remind us that excellence will not be denied, it will find a way to emerge. There has never been, nor will there ever be, a government program that can produce this kind of excellence. August’s success is repeated through out the black experience in America. During the worst moments of this nation’s history to the dawn of the civil rights movement, up until this moment, there have been men and women that have achieved regardless of the circumstances. This is not a black thing—it is an American thing. Let’s just hope America continues to be the place that men and women of all walks of life can defy the odds. I hope Harriet Miers knows what America is.

Take Care


Well, Bill Bennet stepped on his dick last week with a pair of tree climbing spikes. Where does Mr. Bennet get off thinking he can freely express his opinions? Does he actually believe he can draw analogies using metaphoric concepts, even plain facts, to get his points across? I mean, doesn’t He realized He is a white male? Doesn’t he understand that everyone from the lowest ex-drug dealing hip-hop artist, to an illegal alien working and living without fear of deportation can make any comment and be good to go,yet white males best keep their opinions to themselves. Oh, unless they agree with the groups previously mentioned.

See, Billy boy was fucked the moment he made his comments. Forget whether or not they were taken out of context, and they were, he just didn’t play by the rules as set forth by the liberals. Forget about tolerance. It’s a one way street that the liberals can travel upon in any direction they choose, but everyone else gets run down by a tractor trailer while traveling on it. Yes, I hope my Caucasian brotha’s out there learn this lesson. I hope it is obvious what diversity means these days, Yeah, everything and body but your white ass. I am so sick and tired of my melanin challenged brothers forgetting these rules and getting their lily white asses torn out of the frame.

For the assholes out there that were outraged at what Bill Bennet said, let’s look at what he said. The bold font words below were reported and the rest conveniently left out.

BENNETT: Well, I don't think it is either, I don't think it is either, because first of all, there is just too much that you don't know. But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could -- if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down. That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down. So these far-out, these far-reaching, extensive extrapolations are, I think, tricky.

Okay, notice how his words take on a whole new dimension when they are read in context. Okay, so what was the big flack all about other than Billy boy is white talking shit he is not supposed to according to the liberal’s handbook of correct white male behavior? Yes, you see it also, the elephant sitting in the living room. There is not a damned thing he said that was not factual—check the numbers, go to any database that tracks crime and you will come to realize a fact: If you abort babies of different demographics of the population in massive numbers you will get certain results. The whole issue hinges on the crime rates of black males and their victims-other blacks. This is the issue that attention must be deflected from.The inability of the liberal agenda to solve this problem and the fact that their policies are responsible for the problem.

So, if you happen to possess a set of testicles, very little skin pigmentation, and consider yourself a Caucasian, keep your opinions to your dayum self. Please.

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