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Who Cares About Hunger When You Have A Meat Suit

The sheer audacity of some people is a line that I seem to be repeating consistently these days.  I know that I haven’t written an article in quite some time as I have some family affairs to deal with at this time which to me were and are more pressing.  Anyhow, this is about the MTV music awards.  Now mind you I don’t watch any music awards as they are all about stupidity and music that I could care less to listen to.  Not to mention about supposed stars that I could care less to neither see nor listen too.

But, in watching the news, which I DO like to partake in, I saw that Lady Gaga wore a meat suit to these stupid awards.  Now most of the time I could care less like I was saying, but for some reason this got on my nerves like nothing else, well maybe unlike watching bits and pieces of some stupid Rock Hudson film this weekend.  And I just had, and I mean HAD to spew my disgust and issues regarding this fool.  I know that people will tell me that she is just pushing the envelope sort of like Madonna did in her time.  Even though one can or could argue that at least Madonna had some talent to go along with her nutty trend setting.

But for me this fool has neither talent nor taste.  And that is a bad combination to say the least.  Now let’s get a move on to what pisses me off about this so called fashion statement.  We are in a recession and people are finding it hard enough to put food on the table and this idiot wears around food like a dress.  I am not a PETA fan nor am I a big fan of meat, especially red meat.  But, my problem with this chick is that there are so many starving and hungry people and she busts out with an outfit saying who cares that you’re hungry, I have so much money I can wear food until it rots off of me.

I find it insensitive and incredibly tasteless.  I understand that people will cry about the fact that she isn’t saying anything with her dress of meat.  That she is just trying to be outrageous and push the envelope as far as it will go until it literally disintegrates.  I feel that people should be able to do what they want UNLESS it is totally distasteful, insensitive or just plain stupid.  And her antics cover all three.  She should think of those listeners who might be struggling with what the Bush administration referred to as having food insecurity.

But unfortunately to me the only thing that she did was give a middle finger to all the starving or should I say food insecure people all over the world.  Actually I could not care less if this chick had more talent than all the supposed celebrities in the world.  It would not in my humble opinion make her any less ridiculous for her tasteless meaty antics.  Just my two cents and that is all that matters to me.

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Pimp My Brand

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What is it about us African-Americans that we feel comfortable patronizing businesses and product brands that publicly or internally support, supply or sympathize with racism? I am constantly hearing about this or that company that one doesn’t make things for black consumers, two don’t appreciate it’s black consumer or worker and 3 just blatantly discriminates against us at every turn. I for one have decided in my life that it is not alright to give my money to these racist clowns.

A long while back when Gloria Vanderbilt stated that she designed her jeans to specifically fit a “white woman’s shape”, blacks couldn’t get to the store fast enough and squeeze into the racists pants. They became the got to have designer clothes, emblazoned with her name on the back pocket just screaming out to the world what an idiot the black wearer was, another designer who dismissed the dollars of the black community, Tommy Hilfiger who wished that his clothes line was not so closely associated with the hip hop community. Yet you could turn on MTV and see his name boldly displayed all over rap artists for the world to see.

Then there is Wal-Mart, now I know what people are saying right now “well if I can get it for cheap”, yep but what are the costs of this attitude. Wal-Mart could care less for the black community, they under pay us, won’t promote us, and won’t give us healthcare. The family was reared by the racist Sam Walton who had plenty of interesting things to say about blacks and the poor in general. Yet we will run to this horrible place in a heart beat. Six flags Magic Mountain who decides that blacks who work there aren’t supposed to wear their natural hair, since it is offensive. No braids or locks, do they tell whites they can’t have perms or mullets?

Then you have your Abercrombie & Fitch, CompUSA, Office Max, McDonald’s and a whole heap of others that can be added to the list. I just wonder if black people care what kind of message that we are sending these corporations etc. when we let them define us and then we continue to give them our hard earned money. It is almost like saying “I will pay you to treat me badly”. Hell, I understand that the list is so long we might not be doing any shopping. But, we could always start buying our own black made products.

Until we as a community get it together and stop with the non-caring, non-thinking attitude we will continue to be done wrong time and time again. I am not asking anyone to make any changes, adjustments or sacrifices that I wouldn’t be willing to make myself. But, we do need to do something as the situations are just getting worse. Now its things like our hair, tomorrow it what will it be?

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MTV Cribs

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What exactly is the purpose of MTV Cribs? I recently watched an episode featuring some supposed rap star named Slim Thug, two bimbos’ name AJ and Aly and hockey star Sean Avery. The show takes us on a walk through of these stars over flashy, money wasting homes and garages full of cars decked out with more bling than you can shake a fist at.

The first house we see belongs to Slim Thug who takes us around this overpriced home purchased so far from this so called “HOOD” I’m sure he’s constantly rapping about it isn’t even funny. He shows off his Jacuzzi and talks about the “girlies” he’s going to put into it then turns around to point out his little boy’s electric hummer sitting next to it. What is it that he is portraying to the black children he’s trying to push his music to, as soon as you get a little dough run don’t walk as fast as you can away from your roots, community and people. He shows us his “Bling, Bling” which is a bunch of gold and diamonds, but he points out two necklaces and says that if he put them on and shut off all the lights in the country the “Boss” (meaning himself) is going to shine. He is doing this all the while walking around with no clothes just a house robe with a cigar and a bunch of jewelry. He walks outside and shows off the rides in the driveway, a Rolls Royce, ’75 El Dorado Cadillac, another Cadillac called Boss Hog and a tricked out chopper style motor bike. Looking out his balcony his neighborhood features a small lake and all the amenities one could lust for.

I suppose this show is designed to make the Bling hungry materialistic crowd drool with envy and dreams of their own posh palaces. This is just another chance for this crazy money machine to push its retarded values onto a new generation of youth. With kids being so susceptible to the messages of these shows, this just seems like a huge boost for the credit cards, debt consolidations, loan institutions, debt collectors and of course courts with its gangs of bankruptcy lawyers.

I am not surprised by the amount of over the top spending that they showed. What I am surprised by is that more people don’t see this for what it is and put a stop to their children watching and becoming influenced by this crap. Unfortunately, most parents if both live at home are working so the kids are left to their own devices and since this show conveniently airs at 4pm, right after school’s out parents aren’t around to do anything. You also have parents that believe that watching things such as this isn’t much of an issue since they are money-oriented Jones chasers themselves. But, I will be damned if I let any of my children fall prey to the MTV Crib mentality.

 

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