Saturday, February 28, 2009

Twitter...When Will It Make Sense To Me?

I have to tell you guys, I'm so not a fan of Twitter. I know, fuck is wrong with me right? Like I should absolutely want to know what people are doing all fuckin day. Like I really should care that some bitch just ate a KFC snack pack and it was sooooo good, right? I mean, I thought it was completely hilarious and kind of amazing that Erykah Badu had time or even the ability to Twitter the birth of her child whom we all originally thought she named Twitty Milk, on the other hand, I'm still wondering how Solange was capable of Twitterin when she was dehydrated and fucked up on NyQuil. Do you see what I mean? I just don't get it. When did people, famous or not, become so fuckin important that every single thing they do was worth sharing with the world? On the other hand, I guess I can understand that it must just be fun to know that random people all over the world care enough to want to know that you are waiting for a cab and its cold outside. Right? I know, I know I just need to get with it and join the party. But seriously, if we're sharing every thought and every second of our lives right now, can you imagine what and HOW we'll be communicating 5 years from now? Maybe even a year from now. Will there even be a such thing called, "my private life" anymore?

Anyway, for those of us not on Twitter, Diddy is currently having a 36 hour tantric sex session. See what we're missing?! Or it just me? Do you Twitter? If so, tell me why or why not.



Soooo, I don't know about you, but the winter is really rough for me. Like believe it or not, in the winter, all I want to do is snuggle. Yes bitches, F.U. actually likes to snuggle and cuddle while wearin thick ass sweat socks. This means that I prefer to go into what I call my winter hibernation. All I need is my sweat socks, some good food and my television and I'm good. Going out becomes like a chore. It's too cold to try to be cute, standing on lines, and I fuckin HATE coat check! However, when a good opportunity for fun times comes my way, I thank all that is good for Tivo and On Demand and make it do what it do. When I know it will be worth it, I come out of hiding and that is just what I did.

I went to the FREE Magazine Winter Heat party in the penthouse of Dwell95 in NYC. First of all, I love FREE Magazine. They have the best photo shoots with hot ass models and fly celebs and they have articles that are fun to read that are more than interesting and sometimes applicable to your life. B., the penthouse at Dwell95 is off the damn chain. The interior was beyond fabulous, the view is sick, and seriously, any party in a penthouse with an open bar is my kind of damn party.

So I want to thank FREE for making me not regret missing Private Practice. Spring is upon us, so my resurgence back onto the scene is gonna be slow but definite, however this FREE party has definitely gotten me excited and lookin forward to the next event and I do indeed hope it is as Dwell95 again. I must do that balcony....while blamin it on the alcohol of course.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Beyonce Does Ebony

Yonce is on the cover of Ebony rockin a curly do' and lookin rather ferocious. The pics inside the mag are kinda hot too. She also speaks on some thangs....

On her Business decisions
“I turn down million dollar offers all the time because it’s something that does not feel true for what I’m trying to say. I have to be passionate about it. Love inspires and growth inspires me…If it is not going to be iconic, something I can love 10 years from now, I’ve learned I should not waste my time with it.”

On staying out of Jay-z’s business dealings
“He was very successful before I met him and I was very successful before I met him. So we have so much respect for each other, and respect for each other artistically. We are very close friends, and I believe he is the ultimate artist and he has the same feelings for me.”

One thing she does to get on his nerves
“I’m a little messy. Oh, yeah. Whenever I’m out in public, I have to be put together. When I get home, I rebel against it and I don’t want to take care of anything. I drop it. I’m relaxed. I don’t have any shoes on. No makeup. My purse is in the kitchen. I think that is most difficult thing for him. He’s very, very organized. I’m extremely organized when I’m working, and I work so much that when I get home I don’t want to think about anything.”

When asked to describe herself as a wife:
“I don’t know how to talk about it because I don’t like to talk about it. But I have a great example of a great wife, and that’s my mother. And I have great friends around me that have been married, so I’m lucky to have really good examples. And a great husband.”

On claiming she would retire at 21
“I’ve worked so hard on my craft, and I will never stop. I will never retire. I love it way too much.”

How I would love to be a fly on the wall when Jay is gettin a 'tude wit Yonce cuz she left her lace front just layin on the bathroom floor.


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Blame It On The Vodka, Blame It On The Henny...

It don't matter, just blame dat shizz on da muthafluffin alcohol. Seriously.

AND watch da new Jamie Foxx video feat. T-Pain for 'Blame it on the Alcohol'. The cameo situation is serious. Opie is that you?! Wow!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

President Obama Addresses Congress

So last night President Barack Obama gave his first address to a joint session of congress and he, of course, put the smack down on and let mofos know that ish is changin and we're done with the bullshizz. Michelle looked FABULOUS as per always and happened to be sitting next to little Ty'Sheoma who wrote a letter to the president and congress asking them to help her school that is falling apart. I was so proud of lil Ty'Ty for being so bold and deciding to bring about change for herself and her classmates. What I couldn't understand was why they had this little 8th grader looking like a 67 year old midget Grandma???!!! I mean seriously, a stop at H&M and a normal hair cut would have done just fine. I understand the magnitude of the occasion, but really, just why?

Anyway, what is more important is what our Prez talked about and for those that missed it, these were his words:

I've come here tonight not only to address the distinguished men and women in this great chamber, but to speak frankly and directly to the men and women who sent us here.

I know that for many Americans watching right now, the state of our economy is a concern that rises above all others. And rightly so. If you haven't been personally affected by this recession, you probably know someone who has — a friend; a neighbor; a member of your family. You don't need to hear another list of statistics to know that our economy is in crisis, because you live it every day. It's the worry you wake up with and the source of sleepless nights. It's the job you thought you'd retire from but now have lost; the business you built your dreams upon that's now hanging by a thread; the college acceptance letter your child had to put back in the envelope. The impact of this recession is real, and it is everywhere.

But while our economy may be weakened and our confidence shaken; though we are living through difficult and uncertain times, tonight I want every American to know this:

We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before.

The weight of this crisis will not determine the destiny of this nation. The answers to our problems don't lie beyond our reach. They exist in our laboratories and universities; in our fields and our factories; in the imaginations of our entrepreneurs and the pride of the hardest-working people on Earth. Those qualities that have made America the greatest force of progress and prosperity in human history we still possess in ample measure. What is required now is for this country to pull together, confront boldly the challenges we face, and take responsibility for our future once more.

Now, if we're honest with ourselves, we'll admit that for too long, we have not always met these responsibilities — as a government or as a people. I say this not to lay blame or look backwards, but because it is only by understanding how we arrived at this moment that we'll be able to lift ourselves out of this predicament.

The fact is, our economy did not fall into decline overnight. Nor did all of our problems begin when the housing market collapsed or the stock market sank. We have known for decades that our survival depends on finding new sources of energy. Yet we import more oil today than ever before. The cost of health care eats up more and more of our savings each year, yet we keep delaying reform. Our children will compete for jobs in a global economy that too many of our schools do not prepare them for. And though all these challenges went unsolved, we still managed to spend more money and pile up more debt, both as individuals and through our government, than ever before.

In other words, we have lived through an era where too often, short-term gains were prized over long-term prosperity; where we failed to look beyond the next payment, the next quarter or the next election. A surplus became an excuse to transfer wealth to the wealthy instead of an opportunity to invest in our future. Regulations were gutted for the sake of a quick profit at the expense of a healthy market. People bought homes they knew they couldn't afford from banks and lenders who pushed those bad loans anyway. And all the while, critical debates and difficult decisions were put off for some other time on some other day.

Well, that day of reckoning has arrived, and the time to take charge of our future is here.

Now is the time to act boldly and wisely — to not only revive this economy but to build a new foundation for lasting prosperity. Now is the time to jump-start job creation, restart lending, and invest in areas like energy, health care, and education that will grow our economy, even as we make hard choices to bring our deficit down. That is what my economic agenda is designed to do, and that's what I'd like to talk to you about tonight.

It's an agenda that begins with jobs.

As soon as I took office, I asked this Congress to send me a recovery plan by Presidents' Day that would put people back to work and put money in their pockets. Not because I believe in bigger government — I don't. Not because I'm not mindful of the massive debt we've inherited — I am. I called for action because the failure to do so would have cost more jobs and caused more hardships. In fact, a failure to act would have worsened our long-term deficit by assuring weak economic growth for years. That's why I pushed for quick action. And tonight, I am grateful that this Congress delivered, and pleased to say that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is now law.

Over the next two years, this plan will save or create 3.5 million jobs. More than 90 percent of these jobs will be in the private sector — jobs rebuilding our roads and bridges; constructing wind turbines and solar panels; laying broadband and expanding mass transit.

Because of this plan, there are teachers who can now keep their jobs and educate our kids. Health care professionals can continue caring for our sick. There are 57 police officers who are still on the streets of Minneapolis tonight because this plan prevented the layoffs their department was about to make.

Because of this plan, 95 percent of the working households in America will receive a tax cut — a tax cut that you will see in your paychecks beginning on April 1.

Because of this plan, families who are struggling to pay tuition costs will receive a $2,500 tax credit for all four years of college. And Americans who have lost their jobs in this recession will be able to receive extended unemployment benefits and continued health care coverage to help them weather this storm.

I know there are some in this chamber and watching at home who are skeptical of whether this plan will work. I understand that skepticism. Here in Washington, we've all seen how quickly good intentions can turn into broken promises and wasteful spending. And with a plan of this scale comes enormous responsibility to get it right.

That is why I have asked Vice President Biden to lead a tough, unprecedented oversight effort — because nobody messes with Joe. I have told each member of my Cabinet as well as mayors and governors across the country that they will be held accountable by me and the American people for every dollar they spend. I have appointed a proven and aggressive inspector general to ferret out any and all cases of waste and fraud. And we have created a new Web site called so that every American can find out how and where their money is being spent.

So the recovery plan we passed is the first step in getting our economy back on track. But it is just the first step. Because even if we manage this plan flawlessly, there will be no real recovery unless we clean up the credit crisis that has severely weakened our financial system.

I want to speak plainly and candidly about this issue tonight, because every American should know that it directly affects you and your family's well-being. You should also know that the money you've deposited in banks across the country is safe; your insurance is secure; and you can rely on the continued operation of our financial system. That is not the source of concern.

The concern is that if we do not restart lending in this country, our recovery will be choked off before it even begins.

You see, the flow of credit is the lifeblood of our economy. The ability to get a loan is how you finance the purchase of everything from a home to a car to a college education; how stores stock their shelves, farms buy equipment, and businesses make payroll.

But credit has stopped flowing the way it should. Too many bad loans from the housing crisis have made their way onto the books of too many banks. With so much debt and so little confidence, these banks are now fearful of lending out any more money to households, to businesses, or to each other. When there is no lending, families can't afford to buy homes or cars. So businesses are forced to make layoffs. Our economy suffers even more, and credit dries up even further.

That is why this administration is moving swiftly and aggressively to break this destructive cycle, restore confidence, and restart lending.

We will do so in several ways. First, we are creating a new lending fund that represents the largest effort ever to help provide auto loans, college loans, and small-business loans to the consumers and entrepreneurs who keep this economy running.

Second, we have launched a housing plan that will help responsible families facing the threat of foreclosure lower their monthly payments and refinance their mortgages. It's a plan that won't help speculators or that neighbor down the street who bought a house he could never hope to afford, but it will help millions of Americans who are struggling with declining home values — Americans who will now be able to take advantage of the lower interest rates that this plan has already helped bring about. In fact, the average family who refinances today can save nearly $2,000 per year on their mortgage.

Third, we will act with the full force of the federal government to ensure that the major banks that Americans depend on have enough confidence and enough money to lend even in more difficult times. And when we learn that a major bank has serious problems, we will hold accountable those responsible, force the necessary adjustments, provide the support to clean up their balance sheets, and assure the continuity of a strong, viable institution that can serve our people and our economy.

I understand that on any given day, Wall Street may be more comforted by an approach that gives banks bailouts with no strings attached and that holds nobody accountable for their reckless decisions. But such an approach won't solve the problem. And our goal is to quicken the day when we restart lending to the American people and American business and end this crisis once and for all.

I intend to hold these banks fully accountable for the assistance they receive, and this time, they will have to clearly demonstrate how taxpayer dollars result in more lending for the American taxpayer. This time, CEOs won't be able to use taxpayer money to pad their paychecks or buy fancy drapes or disappear on a private jet. Those days are over.

Still, this plan will require significant resources from the federal government — and yes, probably more than we've already set aside. But while the cost of action will be great, I can assure you that the cost of inaction will be far greater, for it could result in an economy that sputters along for not months or years, but perhaps a decade. That would be worse for our deficit, worse for business, worse for you, and worse for the next generation. And I refuse to let that happen.

I understand that when the last administration asked this Congress to provide assistance for struggling banks, Democrats and Republicans alike were infuriated by the mismanagement and results that followed. So were the American taxpayers. So was I.

So I know how unpopular it is to be seen as helping banks right now, especially when everyone is suffering in part from their bad decisions. I promise you — I get it.

But I also know that in a time of crisis, we cannot afford to govern out of anger, or yield to the politics of the moment. My job — our job — is to solve the problem. Our job is to govern with a sense of responsibility. I will not spend a single penny for the purpose of rewarding a single Wall Street executive, but I will do whatever it takes to help the small business that can't pay its workers or the family that has saved and still can't get a mortgage.

That's what this is about. It's not about helping banks — it's about helping people. Because when credit is available again, that young family can finally buy a new home. And then some company will hire workers to build it. And then those workers will have money to spend, and if they can get a loan too, maybe they'll finally buy that car, or open their own business. Investors will return to the market, and American families will see their retirement secured once more. Slowly, but surely, confidence will return, and our economy will recover.

So I ask this Congress to join me in doing whatever proves necessary. Because we cannot consign our nation to an open-ended recession. And to ensure that a crisis of this magnitude never happens again, I ask Congress to move quickly on legislation that will finally reform our outdated regulatory system. It is time to put in place tough, new common-sense rules of the road so that our financial market rewards drive and innovation, and punishes short-cuts and abuse.

The recovery plan and the financial stability plan are the immediate steps we're taking to revive our economy in the short term. But the only way to fully restore America's economic strength is to make the long-term investments that will lead to new jobs, new industries, and a renewed ability to compete with the rest of the world. The only way this century will be another American century is if we confront at last the price of our dependence on oil and the high cost of health care; the schools that aren't preparing our children and the mountain of debt they stand to inherit. That is our responsibility.

In the next few days, I will submit a budget to Congress. So often, we have come to view these documents as simply numbers on a page or laundry lists of programs. I see this document differently. I see it as a vision for America — as a blueprint for our future.

My budget does not attempt to solve every problem or address every issue. It reflects the stark reality of what we've inherited — a trillion-dollar deficit, a financial crisis, and a costly recession.

Given these realities, everyone in this chamber — Democrats and Republicans — will have to sacrifice some worthy priorities for which there are no dollars. And that includes me.

But that does not mean we can afford to ignore our long-term challenges. I reject the view that says our problems will simply take care of themselves; that says government has no role in laying the foundation for our common prosperity.

For history tells a different story. History reminds us that at every moment of economic upheaval and transformation, this nation has responded with bold action and big ideas. In the midst of civil war, we laid railroad tracks from one coast to another that spurred commerce and industry. From the turmoil of the Industrial Revolution came a system of public high schools that prepared our citizens for a new age. In the wake of war and depression, the GI Bill sent a generation to college and created the largest middle class in history. And a twilight struggle for freedom led to a nation of highways, an American on the moon, and an explosion of technology that still shapes our world.

In each case, government didn't supplant private enterprise; it catalyzed private enterprise. It created the conditions for thousands of entrepreneurs and new businesses to adapt and to thrive.

We are a nation that has seen promise amid peril, and claimed opportunity from ordeal. Now we must be that nation again. That is why, even as it cuts back on the programs we don't need, the budget I submit will invest in the three areas that are absolutely critical to our economic future: energy, health care, and education.

It begins with energy.

We know the country that harnesses the power of clean, renewable energy will lead the 21st century. And yet, it is China that has launched the largest effort in history to make their economy energy efficient. We invented solar technology, but we've fallen behind countries like Germany and Japan in producing it. New plug-in hybrids roll off our assembly lines, but they will run on batteries made in Korea.

Well, I do not accept a future where the jobs and industries of tomorrow take root beyond our borders — and I know you don't either. It is time for America to lead again.

Thanks to our recovery plan, we will double this nation's supply of renewable energy in the next three years. We have also made the largest investment in basic research funding in American history — an investment that will spur not only new discoveries in energy but breakthroughs in medicine, science and technology.

We will soon lay down thousands of miles of power lines that can carry new energy to cities and towns across this country. And we will put Americans to work making our homes and buildings more efficient so that we can save billions of dollars on our energy bills.

But to truly transform our economy, protect our security, and save our planet from the ravages of climate change, we need to ultimately make clean, renewable energy the profitable kind of energy. So I ask this Congress to send me legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution and drives the production of more renewable energy in America. And to support that innovation, we will invest $15 billions a year to develop technologies like wind power and solar power; advanced biofuels, clean coal, and more fuel-efficient cars and trucks built right here in America.

As for our auto industry, everyone recognizes that years of bad decision-making and a global recession have pushed our automakers to the brink. We should not, and will not, protect them from their own bad practices. But we are committed to the goal of a retooled, re-imagined auto industry that can compete and win. Millions of jobs depend on it. Scores of communities depend on it. And I believe the nation that invented the automobile cannot walk away from it.

None of this will come without cost; nor will it be easy. But this is America. We don't do what's easy. We do what is necessary to move this country forward.

For that same reason, we must also address the crushing cost of health care.

This is a cost that now causes a bankruptcy in America every 30 seconds. By the end of the year, it could cause 1.5 million Americans to lose their homes. In the last eight years, premiums have grown four times faster than wages. And in each of these years, 1 million more Americans have lost their health insurance. It is one of the major reasons why small businesses close their doors and corporations ship jobs overseas. And it's one of the largest and fastest-growing parts of our budget.

Given these facts, we can no longer afford to put health care reform on hold.

Already, we have done more to advance the cause of health care reform in the last 30 days than we have in the last decade. When it was days old, this Congress passed a law to provide and protect health insurance for 11 million American children whose parents work full time. Our recovery plan will invest in electronic health records and new technology that will reduce errors, bring down costs, ensure privacy, and save lives. It will launch a new effort to conquer a disease that has touched the life of nearly every American by seeking a cure for cancer in our time. And it makes the largest investment ever in preventive care, because that is one of the best ways to keep our people healthy and our costs under control.

This budget builds on these reforms. It includes a historic commitment to comprehensive health care reform — a down payment on the principle that we must have quality, affordable health care for every American. It's a commitment that's paid for in part by efficiencies in our system that are long overdue. And it's a step we must take if we hope to bring down our deficit in the years to come.

Now, there will be many different opinions and ideas about how to achieve reform, and that is why I'm bringing together businesses and workers, doctors and health care providers, Democrats and Republicans to begin work on this issue next week.

I suffer no illusions that this will be an easy process. It will be hard. But I also know that nearly a century after Teddy Roosevelt first called for reform, the cost of our health care has weighed down our economy and the conscience of our nation long enough. So let there be no doubt: Health care reform cannot wait, it must not wait, and it will not wait another year.

The third challenge we must address is the urgent need to expand the promise of education in America.

In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity — it is a prerequisite.

Right now, three-quarters of the fastest-growing occupations require more than a high school diploma. And yet, just over half of our citizens have that level of education. We have one of the highest high school dropout rates of any industrialized nation. And half of the students who begin college never finish.

This is a prescription for economic decline, because we know the countries that outteach us today will outcompete us tomorrow. That is why it will be the goal of this administration to ensure that every child has access to a complete and competitive education — from the day they are born to the day they begin a career.

Already, we have made a historic investment in education through the economic recovery plan. We have dramatically expanded early childhood education and will continue to improve its quality, because we know that the most formative learning comes in those first years of life. We have made college affordable for nearly 7 million more students. And we have provided the resources necessary to prevent painful cuts and teacher layoffs that would set back our children's progress.

But we know that our schools don't just need more resources. They need more reform. That is why this budget creates new incentives for teacher performance; pathways for advancement, and rewards for success. We'll invest in innovative programs that are already helping schools meet high standards and close achievement gaps. And we will expand our commitment to charter schools.

It is our responsibility as lawmakers and educators to make this system work. But it is the responsibility of every citizen to participate in it. And so tonight, I ask every American to commit to at least one year or more of higher education or career training. This can be community college or a four-year school; vocational training or an apprenticeship. But whatever the training may be, every American will need to get more than a high school diploma. And dropping out of high school is no longer an option. It's not just quitting on yourself, it's quitting on your country — and this country needs and values the talents of every American. That is why we will provide the support necessary for you to complete college and meet a new goal: By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.

I know that the price of tuition is higher than ever, which is why if you are willing to volunteer in your neighborhood or give back to your community or serve your country, we will make sure that you can afford a higher education. And to encourage a renewed spirit of national service for this and future generations, I ask this Congress to send me the bipartisan legislation that bears the name of Sen. Orrin Hatch as well as an American who has never stopped asking what he can do for his country — Sen. Edward Kennedy.

These education policies will open the doors of opportunity for our children. But it is up to us to ensure they walk through them. In the end, there is no program or policy that can substitute for a mother or father who will attend those parent/teacher conferences, or help with homework after dinner, or turn off the TV, put away the video games, and read to their child. I speak to you not just as a president, but as a father when I say that responsibility for our children's education must begin at home.

There is, of course, another responsibility we have to our children. And that is the responsibility to ensure that we do not pass on to them a debt they cannot pay. With the deficit we inherited, the cost of the crisis we face, and the long-term challenges we must meet, it has never been more important to ensure that as our economy recovers, we do what it takes to bring this deficit down.

I'm proud that we passed the recovery plan free of earmarks, and I want to pass a budget next year that ensures that each dollar we spend reflects only our most important national priorities.

Yesterday, I held a fiscal summit where I pledged to cut the deficit in half by the end of my first term in office. My administration has also begun to go line by line through the federal budget in order to eliminate wasteful and ineffective programs. As you can imagine, this is a process that will take some time. But we're starting with the biggest lines. We have already identified $2 trillion in savings over the next decade.

In this budget, we will end education programs that don't work and end direct payments to large agribusinesses that don't need them. We'll eliminate the no-bid contracts that have wasted billions in Iraq, and reform our defense budget so that we're not paying for Cold War-era weapons systems we don't use. We will root out the waste, fraud and abuse in our Medicare program that doesn't make our seniors any healthier, and we will restore a sense of fairness and balance to our tax code by finally ending the tax breaks for corporations that ship our jobs overseas.

In order to save our children from a future of debt, we will also end the tax breaks for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. But let me perfectly clear, because I know you'll hear the same old claims that rolling back these tax breaks means a massive tax increase on the American people: If your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I repeat: not one single dime. In fact, the recovery plan provides a tax cut — that's right, a tax cut — for 95 percent of working families. And these checks are on the way.

To preserve our long-term fiscal health, we must also address the growing costs in Medicare and Social Security. Comprehensive health care reform is the best way to strengthen Medicare for years to come. And we must also begin a conversation on how to do the same for Social Security, while creating tax-free universal savings accounts for all Americans.

Finally, because we're also suffering from a deficit of trust, I am committed to restoring a sense of honesty and accountability to our budget. That is why this budget looks ahead 10 years and accounts for spending that was left out under the old rules — and for the first time, that includes the full cost of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. For seven years, we have been a nation at war. No longer will we hide its price.

We are now carefully reviewing our policies in both wars, and I will soon announce a way forward in Iraq that leaves Iraq to its people and responsibly ends this war.

And with our friends and allies, we will forge a new and comprehensive strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan to defeat al-Qaida and combat extremism. Because I will not allow terrorists to plot against the American people from safe havens half a world away.

As we meet here tonight, our men and women in uniform stand watch abroad and more are readying to deploy. To each and every one of them, and to the families who bear the quiet burden of their absence, Americans are united in sending one message: We honor your service, we are inspired by your sacrifice, and you have our unyielding support. To relieve the strain on our forces, my budget increases the number of our soldiers and Marines. And to keep our sacred trust with those who serve, we will raise their pay, and give our veterans the expanded health care and benefits that they have earned.

To overcome extremism, we must also be vigilant in upholding the values our troops defend — because there is no force in the world more powerful than the example of America. That is why I have ordered the closing of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, and will seek swift and certain justice for captured terrorists — because living our values doesn't make us weaker, it makes us safer and it makes us stronger. And that is why I can stand here tonight and say without exception or equivocation that the United States of America does not torture.

In words and deeds, we are showing the world that a new era of engagement has begun. For we know that America cannot meet the threats of this century alone, but the world cannot meet them without America. We cannot shun the negotiating table, nor ignore the foes or forces that could do us harm. We are instead called to move forward with the sense of confidence and candor that serious times demand.

To seek progress toward a secure and lasting peace between Israel and her neighbors, we have appointed an envoy to sustain our effort. To meet the challenges of the 21st century — from terrorism to nuclear proliferation; from pandemic disease to cyberthreats to crushing poverty — we will strengthen old alliances, forge new ones, and use all elements of our national power.

And to respond to an economic crisis that is global in scope, we are working with the nations of the G-20 to restore confidence in our financial system, avoid the possibility of escalating protectionism, and spur demand for American goods in markets across the globe. For the world depends on us to have a strong economy, just as our economy depends on the strength of the world's.

As we stand at this crossroads of history, the eyes of all people in all nations are once again upon us — watching to see what we do with this moment; waiting for us to lead.

Those of us gathered here tonight have been called to govern in extraordinary times. It is a tremendous burden, but also a great privilege — one that has been entrusted to few generations of Americans. For in our hands lies the ability to shape our world for good or for ill.

I know that it is easy to lose sight of this truth — to become cynical and doubtful; consumed with the petty and the trivial.

But in my life, I have also learned that hope is found in unlikely places; that inspiration often comes not from those with the most power or celebrity, but from the dreams and aspirations of Americans who are anything but ordinary.

I think about Leonard Abess, the bank president from Miami who reportedly cashed out of his company, took a $60 million bonus, and gave it out to all 399 people who worked for him, plus another 72 who used to work for him. He didn't tell anyone, but when the local newspaper found out, he simply said, ''I knew some of these people since I was 7 years old. I didn't feel right getting the money myself."

I think about Greensburg, Kansas, a town that was completely destroyed by a tornado but is being rebuilt by its residents as a global example of how clean energy can power an entire community — how it can bring jobs and businesses to a place where piles of bricks and rubble once lay. "The tragedy was terrible," said one of the men who helped them rebuild. "But the folks here know that it also provided an incredible opportunity."

And I think about Ty'Sheoma Bethea, the young girl from that school I visited in Dillon, South Carolina — a place where the ceilings leak, the paint peels off the walls, and they have to stop teaching six times a day because the train barrels by their classroom. She has been told that her school is hopeless, but the other day after class she went to the public library and typed up a letter to the people sitting in this room. She even asked her principal for the money to buy a stamp. The letter asks us for help, and says, "We are just students trying to become lawyers, doctors, congressmen like yourself and one day president, so we can make a change to not just the state of South Carolina but also the world. We are not quitters."

We are not quitters.

These words and these stories tell us something about the spirit of the people who sent us here. They tell us that even in the most trying times, amid the most difficult circumstances, there is a generosity, a resilience, a decency, and a determination that perseveres; a willingness to take responsibility for our future and for posterity.

Their resolve must be our inspiration. Their concerns must be our cause. And we must show them and all our people that we are equal to the task before us.

I know that we haven't agreed on every issue thus far, and there are surely times in the future when we will part ways. But I also know that every American who is sitting here tonight loves this country and wants it to succeed. That must be the starting point for every debate we have in the coming months, and where we return after those debates are done. That is the foundation on which the American people expect us to build common ground.

And if we do — if we come together and lift this nation from the depths of this crisis; if we put our people back to work and restart the engine of our prosperity; if we confront without fear the challenges of our time and summon that enduring spirit of an America that does not quit, then someday years from now our children can tell their children that this was the time when we performed, in the words that are carved into this very chamber, "something worthy to be remembered." Thank you, God Bless you, and may God Bless the United States of America.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Freida Pinto Does Complex

I loves me some Freida! For those of you who don't know, Frieda is the lead actress in the Oscar winning film, Slumdog Millionaire, and she's hot. Here is her spread in the latest Complex. I feel like the lighting could have been better in some of the shots and it could look a little less like I just took this with my camera phone, but she's gorgeous so she makes it fab


Reality TV....It Just Keeps Goin and Goin...

And I of course, stay watchin and watchin. Candy Girls, is a new reality show on E! with the tag line, Meet the First Ladies of Hip-Hop and they're not talkin bout Eve, Lil Kim, Foxy Brown or any other female rapper who no longer raps. These ladies are the video *vixens* that stay featured in er'body's video from Kanye to Jay-Z and whoeva else in between. If you ever wanted to know the ins and outs of a video vixens life, well now is your chance. The show premiers on Sunday, March 8th at 10:30. Set the Tivos! Catch a glimpse of the girls....

And if you've been wondering what ever became of Dru Hill....well, mkay so you haven't been wondering BUT Keith Sweat is executive producing the show that follows their comeback. Only problem is, for one, Nokio's hair and #2, its on Peachtree TV...does anybody have that channel? Anyhooo in case you're interested....

"Dru Hill’s comeback story takes place in a mansion a la Real World house- in Atlanta, Georgia, and for the next month they must essentially re-learn how to work together again as a group-counteract and solve all the problems that prevented any previous chances of an album. The remaining faces of Dru Hill– SISQO (Mark Althavean Andrews), Nokio (Tamir Ruffin), Jazz (Larry Anthony) and new face Tao (Antwuan Simpson) with manger Kevin Peck-go through an intensive work regimen with the help of a licensed therapist, team-building coach, trainer and vocal coach all determined to equip them with tools to make the road to their comeback a little smoother."

Oh and speakin of Keith Sweat, his ex-wife, Lisa Wu-Hartwell from Real Housewives of Atlanta is suing him for full custody of the boys. If she wins, I'm assuming we'll get to see the boys on the show next season.

Monday, February 23, 2009

F.U. To The Rescue!

Hey Bitches!! So I'm all kinds of busy today (translation: I'm tired and I can't) so I didn't really plan on posting today. My alcoholic steez was on high and I passed out and missed most of the Oscars, but I did see the red carpet and I just wanted to say that I thought Viola and Taraji looked great and I'm really proud of them and I just wanted to know why Yonce thought it was OK to wear her mother's window treatments to the show?

Anyway, what is more important here is that I got a most interesting request for advice, and that got me motivated just enough to hit up my blogger.


My name is X%^*?$ and a friend I work with reads your blog. One day I was at his cube and saw him reading something in pink letters, and I was like what the hell are you reading kid? And he was telling me that his girl put him on to your blog and you are funny as hell. So I had to check you out. When I was going through your blog just like reading some of your older postings, I came across one of your post about whether or not black women should start looking into dating white men, or the "Something New" like you said.

I am a white guy and I have a very serious crush on a beautiful Black woman but she refuses to date me for no other reason than me being white. We hang out a lot, we talk on the phone, and we have fun together. I have tried to express my feelings to her without making it seem like I'm a punk, and she just kind of laughs it off and she says that she sees me as her friend and she isn't attracted to white men. You mentioned white people not having lips, so I recently asked her if it was because I don't have lips and she just laughed at me.

I just want to know if you think I should just move on or if you think that I can eventually get her to see that color doesn't matter and if we like each other then we should just go for it and see how it goes.

Dear White Boy,

I think it is very cool that you support the YISIAW movement and decided to reach out and get some help with your situation. And here is what I think. First, the Something New post you are referring to I wrote a while ago and I did say that white people don't have lips, but obviously that isn't always true...Angelina has lips and so does her baby Shiloh. And if your friend laughed at you when you asked her, maybe you are part of the large few that don't. But the point of the post was to ask if Black women should start dippin in that vanilla yogurt. And I am now of the thinking that you should be open to what you like.

With that said, if she doesn't date white guys, then she has a preference and that is just that. On the other hand, there could be a few reasons this chic doesn't like you and she could be telling you that it is just because she doesn't date white men instead of saying, that you're fug. Like if she was gonna date a white guy, and she normally doesn't, then you prolly got to be one hot ass white guy and that just may not be you. Also, maybe she really does just see you as a friend. Some guys just fall into the friend role really well and we don't want to fuck that up. Like once you cross the friendship line it can be hard to come back to that. Maybe she values your friendship way too much.

I say back off, stop being so pressed and if she decides to change her mind, then she knows where to find you. Maybe start trying to like women who like you back, no matter what color you are.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Weavie Wonder!!

Briana was just tryna get her shop on at the local convenience store, when her ex-boyfriend came in tryna get her back. She told him she didn't love him no more and of course this jackass lost his mind and started shootin at her. Fortunately, Briana invested in that good weave cuz do you not know her weave stopped the bullet from pentratin her skull? YES! The bullet ricocheted off her wig piece. Who knew those shits were bullet proof?

John Legend Speaks Out

So I refused to acknowledge THAT cartoon by THAT newspaper just because it incensed me and I just didn't have the words to fully express my anger, and on the flip side, the shit just didn't surprise me. I mean, these dumb fucks have been waiting for the chance to show Black people that we still ain't shit. And they even issued an "apology" that really isn't an apology and more like a "fuck you". Anyway....John Legend wrote an open letter to that paper and he said it better than I could have.

"Dear Editor:

I'm trying to understand what possible motivation you may have had for publishing that vile cartoon depicting the shooting of the chimpanzee that went crazy. I guess you thought it would be funny to suggest that whomever was responsible for writing the Economic Recovery legislation must have the intelligence and judgment of a deranged, violent chimpanzee, and should be shot to protect the larger community. Really? Did it occur to you that this suggestion would imply a connection between President Barack Obama and the deranged chimpanzee? Did it occur to you that our President has been receiving death threats since early in his candidacy? Did it occur to you that blacks have historically been compared to various apes as a way of racist insult and mockery? Did you intend to invoke these painful themes when you printed the cartoon?

If that's not what you intended, then it was stupid and willfully ignorant of you not to connect these easily connectable dots. If it is what you intended, then you obviously wanted to be grossly provocative, racist and offensive to the sensibilities of most reasonable Americans. Either way, you should not have printed this cartoon, and the fact that you did is truly reprehensible. I can't imagine what possible justification you have for this. I've read your lame statement in response to the outrage you provoked. Shame on you for dodging the real issue and then using the letter as an opportunity to attack Rev. Sharpton. This is not about Rev. Sharpton. It's about the cartoon being blatantly racist and offensive.

I believe in freedom of speech, and you have every right to print what you want. But freedom of speech still comes with responsibilities and consequences. You are responsible for printing this cartoon, and I hope you experience some real consequences for it. I'm personally boycotting your paper and won't do any interviews with any of your reporters, and I encourage all of my colleagues in the entertainment business to do so as well. I implore your advertisers to seriously reconsider their business relationships with you as well.

You should print an apology in your paper acknowledging that this cartoon was ignorant, offensive and racist and should not have been printed.

I'm well aware of our country's history of racism and violence, but I truly believe we are better than this filth. As we attempt to rise above our difficult past and look toward a better future, we don't need the New York Post to resurrect the images of Jim Crow to deride the new administration and put black folks in our place. Please feel free to criticize and honestly evaluate our new President, but do so without the incendiary images and rhetoric.

John Legend"

Thank you, John.


Just For Giggles...

I don't even know who this is, nor do I care, but DAAAYUM this Bitch bust her knees somethin serious! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! And look at the friend on the side lookin like, Bitch don't fall on me! AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!

Happy Birthday Rihanna!

Today is Rihanna's 21st birthday and she has to deal with the fact the world is seeing just how bad it really is. What a fuckin way to bring in 21. It seems this is indeed the official police domestic violence photograph taken of Rihanna after Chris Brown clearly put a hurtin on her. This shit is ridiculous. Sad. Happy B-day pretty girl.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Just In Case You Didn't Know...

You are supposed to wait at least 6 months after having a baby before you decide to get your body sucked and tucked, Jellly Belly. It is also prolly not a good idea to lie when you are going to be having major surgery. Mkay? That's why you almost died, snickerdoodle. How mad would you have been if you died tryna get skinny again just cuz your husband don't want you no more? Is that really worth your life? Don't you have like, 9 kids to think about?

It all makes sense now, tho. Usher didn't want you in Vegas with him while he works and you felt rejected and knew that he would be gettin all kinds of hot ass while down there. You knew no doctor in America would fix you cuz they prolly all knew you just had a baby and their instruments prolly aren't strong enough for what you needed. So you sneak away to Brazil, tell a lil lie, and your dumb ass almost bought the farm. All for some fuckin Lipo that you could have waited like 4 more months for. What was the rush boo? He's still gonna leave you.

But as I said before, this did indeed buy you some more time. So at the end of the day, you are alive, you are finally out of the hospital, and may somehow be the smart one in all of this. Actually, I doubt that. I've just hired you as the Chief Nurse of DBU (Dumb Bitch University, for those that don't know). Tell Shar an'em I say hey!


Disney's First Black Princess!

This week was the unveiling of the new toy line for the upcoming Disney movie "The Princess and the Frog" and Princess Tiana, voiced by Anika Noni Rose, is the prettiest ever! I am so happy for all the little black girls who can finally go to the store and ask their parents to buy them the black princess from their favorite movie.

I for one, was ADDICTED to the Little Mermaid. Like, seriously. To this day I can recite that entire movie from beginning to end, er' last word of er' last song, and I still love it. But I do think of how special it would have been to be singing songs with a pretty princess who looked just like me and found love with someone who looks like the boys I saw everyday.

Anyway, the great part is that the time has finally come, and I guess its always better late than never.

Oh and Oprah plays Princess Tiana's mother! Fab! The movie is out this holiday season.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I Knew That Damn Widow's Peak Was EVIL!

Blah blah blah, Terrence Howard defended Chris Brown and now we know why.

"According to a Whitemarsh Police Department report, after Howard and Lori McCommas argued on the phone, the actor warned, “Don’t disrespect me by hanging up on me or I’ll come over and hurt you.” McCommas then “hung up and contacted 911 fearing Howard was serious.” While McCommas was speaking with a police dispatcher, Howard “showed up at the victim’s residence and began breaking the door down.” McCommas ran to the rear of the house and into the backyard. Howard then “broke the front door down and ran through the screen door in the kitchen. Howard then grabbed the victim’s left arm and punched her twice with a closed fist in the left side of the face.”

Totally not surprised. I also need to know why do his mug shots look like they were taken in 1961?

What's In A Name?

"In Swahili, Kanye means "the only one." If Kanye West does nothing else, he knows how to make sure the world knows that he is indeed the 'only one' and he most certainly always does that by giving great interviews. Sometimes you read the articles with a screw face the entire time thinkin this dude is on some extra shizz and he needs to put that on simma, other times you just laugh the whole read cuz you can't believe his audacity. No matter what you think of Kanye, the truth is, he's like, totally gay....and I love it.

Kanye on how he got into making beats:
“First beat I did was in seventh grade, on my computer. I got into doing beats for the video games I used to try to make. My game was very sexual. The main character was, like, a giant penis. It was like Mario Brothers, but the ghosts were, like, vaginas. Mind you, I’m 12 years old, and this is stuff 30-year-olds are programming. You’d have to draw in and program every little step—it literally took me all night to do a step, ’cause the penis, y’know, had little feet and eyes.”

Kanye on being the voice of this generation:
“If not me, then who? Someone could be a better rapper, dance better. But culturally impacting? When you look back at these four and a half years, who’s the icon at the end of the day? Who broke down color barriers? What other black guy would a white person use as a fashion reference?”

On turning negatives into positives (ex. the word “gay”):
“Take the word gay—like, in hip-hop, that’s a negative thing, right? But in the past two, three years, all the gay people I’ve encountered have been, like, really, really, extremely dope. Y’know, I haven’t, like, gone to a gay bar, nor do I ever plan to. From a design standpoint, kids’ll say, ‘Dude, those pants are gay.’ But if it’s, like, good, good, good fashion-level, design-level stuff, where it’s on a higher level than the average commercial design stuff, it’s, like, gay people that do that. I think that should be said as a compliment. Like, ‘Dude, that’s so good it’s almost . . . gay.’”

Don't most artistic greats start off creating a vagina that chases a penis in video games?


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What Would You Do If You Missed Your Flight?

Monday, February 16, 2009


Soooooooo I really didn't want to mention not one word about the show "For the Love of Ray-J"....really didn't. Of course I watch the show...VH1 has mastered the bullshit women after one man recipe that comes on 12 times a day so you can't help but watch...but even after I learned about the Danger girl saying she was preggers with Ray-J's baby even tho she is now supposedly engaged to Nick Cannon's lil brother, I STILL didn't want to waste 5 mins of my life bloggin about this trash. HOWEVER, it seems Danger has admitted to being a prostitute on DJ’s Hutch Daddy Dolla radio show. Like a for real, for real prostitute...but she's not glorifying it. Yeah....just listen to Part 3. (Click: Our society is in real trouble. This bitch is on the radio.)

So for those of you who don't watch the show, you aren't missing anything. It is Flavor of Love with a hotter guy who doesn't make you want to vomit in your mouth at the thought of anybody touching him...let alone kissing him. The women are also younger and cuter. He gave them names, just like Flav did, and this chic Danger so far seems to be Ray-J's favorite. In the first episode he touches her bres-a-sis supposedly only a few minutes after meeting (even tho she then talks about what a ho Chardonnay is for droppin into her stripper split and starts poppin that ass), and then in the second episode she gets time on a special date with Ray-J and they are makin out something serious in front of the other two girls on the date. Needless to say, both episodes she gets the first glass of champagne (which is equivalent to the clock or the rock of love tour pass). In the third and most recent episode, the two girls who gave Ray-J a massage while talking about all the other girl's dirt got the first two glasses, followed by Danger. Clearly, the other girls are more than threatened by her. Are you sick of this yet?

Mkay, so the point of all of this is that just recently, The National Enquirer puts out the story which tells the world that Danger now says she is three months preggers with Ray-J's baby. Ray-J denies all of it, of course. And I mean, it is the National Enquirer AND she is a former prostitute who is tryna find her 2.5 minutes of fame. I just assumed we'll see what happens on the Reunion show. But then to learn that she was a prostitute, as prolly so are most of the other women who do these shows, I just decided to blog about this simply because I just cannot believe that this is our entertainment, that people are actually becoming F-listers for fuckin. I don't why I'm in amazement, as its nothing new but still....just why?

Are we in danger of truly becoming dumb idiots obsessed with mind-numbing bullshit who live for 24 hour ridiculousness? Or are we already there? I dunno...the fact that I spend my time bloggin about such shit maybe puts me in the already there category, huh? Daayum! Blame it on the alcohol...

Friday, February 13, 2009

NAACP Fab...And Not So Much

Sooo last night the NAACP awards went down and beautiful Black people were just everywhere. Of all the gorgeousness, I just had to point out my two favorites...

It doesn't make any sense how absolutely stunning Eva is. This dress is so beautiful and I just want to sop her up wit two biscuits.

Sanaa. Just amazingly gorgeous. Her sexy steez is killin me. LOVES HER!

So now that we got that out of the way, I just had to point out two choices that confused me....

Mo'Nique WHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY???????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is called Nair boo boo! It only takes 3 minutes!!!! Don't nobody want to see your hairy ass coyote ugly legs, Mo! I don't understand why she refuses to shave. Shit is just gross. It's not right dammit!

Rudy. I thought you understood that it is no longer 1985.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Da Recession Hits Fashion Week

So if you're anything like me, you really don't care about NY Fashion Week unless its regarding an invite to an after party and a swag bag. (Geoffrey, take a breath and smile....I know its your life...ehay-ay-ay :) However, the one show that I take any interest in because it is always the most fabulous and the most fun is the Baby Phat show. My BFF and mother to my god-children in my head, Kimora Lee, has not actually cancelled BUT she is scaling the show down quite a bit and making it for buyers and best friends only. HEY! That means I should be going!! I keed...but seriously, ya'll just wait. is what KiKi sayz:

"Now’s not the time to be running all over and flaunting the money that we don’t have,” Ms. Simmons says. “Now’s not the time to have all these people come to the show who are coming because they’re your best friends — the people who need to be there are the buyers who need to see the clothes, the editors.”

“It’s going to be small, intimate” she says, describing it as a quick “have a drink, thank you, I salute you, but OK, now we have to go home” affair."

Makes sense to me KiKi. Cuz you know I wouldn't be buying shit. I would be there just to play with Ming and Aoki Lee and talk about what we're gonna name their new baby brother. YES, I believe it is going to be a boy!!!

Kimora Lee isn't the only designer to scale down and we're lucky she's even having a show. Vera Wang, Betsey Johnson, Monique Lhuillier, Carmen Marc Valvo and Naeem Khan have decided not to show at the tents this season. Sounds like Fashion Week is gonna be wackadocious.

Yes indeed ya'll....Da Cession iz hittin er'body. It ain't right MAN!!!


What Does It Mean When...

Your father is Pastor TD Jakes and you get arrested for lewd conduct because you walk up to two undercover detectives (who were working undercover because of citizen complaints about sexual activity in the area) with your wee-wee out and began masturbating making direct eye contact with one of the detectives (I'm assuming the hot one)?


Happy Birthday Kelly!

So da Chi'ren came out for a surprise birthday celebration for Kelly. Obviously, there is no drama and all remains loving and happy between the 'sisters'. I just have two thoughts....

Kelly is fuckin gorgeous. Her skin is glowing and hair looks fab. It is amazing how she grew into that head of hers. I think they used to make her keep the short hair back in the day cuz they knew her potential and that head made her look a bit like a hot alien. Couldn't have her looking hotter than some of the know, how she looks now.

How come they let cousin Angie walk out the house - walk the red carpet no less - lookin like Crusty da Clowns sister? Since she's no longer Yonce's assistant, do they no longer feel the need to tell her to at least comb her hair? Wait....did she ever comb her hair? Hmmmmmmm, now that I think about it, Busted Fab was always Angie's steez. Neva mind.

New Muziq: J. Hud and Ryan Leslie

Jennifer looks so pretty. Me likey.

I stayed interested in this video. I like this song too. Ryan could work on his acting skills, but good job with the concept.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Text Message Is What Started Da Domestic Disturbia!

So TMZ is reporting that Chris got a text message from a female while he was driving with Rih Rih and well, we know what happened next.

It also seems that Chris reached a level of psycho rage and threatened to kill the princess.

"Shortly after midnight, things blew up. Brown pulled his silver Lamborghini to the side of a street in L.A.’s Hancock Park neighborhood. That’s when, per the source, Rihanna grabbed the car keys and tossed them out the window, sending Brown into a rage.

He tried in vain to find the keys, then came back to the car, put his hands around her neck and, according to the insider, said, “I’m going to kill you!”

According to the source, the 20-year-old “Disturbia” singer told police that she lost consciousness, and when she awoke, Brown had fled.

According to the source, her right eye was blackened and badly swollen and she had hand prints on her arms. The responding officers were so concerned about her, they drove Rihanna to the hospital in their squad car instead of waiting for an ambulance.

Officers took two sets of photographs of the banged-up singer, one at the scene and the second after she was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment. Those photos were presumably among the evidence presented to the district attorney."

Really Chris?! I mean just DAAYUM. The thing is, it is surprising because these two are so young and so in love and er'time you see Chris, he is poppin and lockin and makin you want that Kiss Kiss. But seriously, this domestic violence shit happens all day er'day. People get mad over some bullshit, lose their minds, and the next thing you know somebody got a broken jaw or 30 stab wounds. It's sad.

On another note, word is Jay-Z is PISSED and if the cops don't get C Breezy, Da Roc will. His steez is over. DAAYUM.


Fabulosity Of The Day: The First Lady

The fabulous Michelle Obama is March's VOGUE cover girl! Hillary Clinton was the only other First Lady to have a VOGUE cover in 1998. It goes without sayin whose cover is most fab. Anyway, as gorgeous as she looks, she still looks so normal and accessible. That's why I love me some her. She does normal stunning like nobodys bidness.

The one thing I will say is that her eyebrows could have been a tad less joker. But you know, fab!

Check out some of the spread inside...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Describe This Outfit

So seriously, I don't know what to say about this outfit. This is singer Maiysha. She's VERY pretty in real life. She also prolly doesn't normally walk out the house in such an outfit. It is actually so hideous, I was hoping maybe someone else could describe it with the exact words necessary....Cuz I can't.

Just For Giggles...

Joan Rivers actually brightened my day. She's such a mess! Did she call Sherri Shepherd Star? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


So while the world is all a flutter wondering when Chris Brown is gonna give a statement or when we'll see pics of Rihanna and her split lip and bite marks, I just watched the Michael Moore documentary Sicko. First of all, I'm late as hell cuz this movie came out in 2007 and second of all this clearly don't have nothing to do with what is going on right now BUT this movie depressed me and pissed me off.

So let's pretend Rihanna was just a regula schmegula girl who got beat up by her boyfriend. If she didn't have insurance, no doctor would sew her up, give her medication or even give her ice to put on her busted forehead. Even if she did have insurance, she is still going to have to pay an Emergency Rooom visit fee as well as co-pays for her medication and any extra fees not covered by her insurance. Big deal, right? Who cares, right?

Well after watchin Sicko I care a whole damn lot. I mean I knew all along that other countries had universal health care but watchin it play out in this movie just sickened me. Health care is FREE is France, Great Britain, Canada and THIRD WORLD COUNTRY CUBA!!!!!!! These people can just walk into any ER or have a doctor make a home visit and the shit is FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When they have babies they are given 6 months off, there are no such things as "sick days", prescriptions are like $10 no matter what the drug is (in Cuba an asthma inhaler that one of the 9/11 volunteers pays $120 for is 5 cents. YES five fuckin cents! I won't even go into how this country hasn't even helped the people who are now chronically ill after volunteering to work at the 9/11 site.) and the quality of care is first class.

There was story after story of how people in America die because they can't afford health care or because their insurance companies find ways to deny their claims. They hire people whose main job is to search for pre-exisiting health issues or something that was left out on a form or ANYTHING that can be a reason to the deny the claim. The more claims that are denied the more money these people make. The people in government who support these HMOs and the CEOs are all billionaires, while people who sometimes need simple procedures that cost $500 die because they can't afford it. On the other hand, in London, the more care the doctors give and the longer their patients live, stop smoking, take preventative measures, the more money they are paid. And all of these people live longer than Americans.

And it isn't just health care. They go to college for free, they have free child care, AND vacations are at minimum 5 weeks. They want their people to be rested and happy because they know that makes them better employees. I just don't have a clue how come we haven't revolted and taken over the government. The reason these other countries have these basic human rights is because they aren't scared of their government. It is the reverse. Their governments are scared of the people. They don't want any drama.

And yeah, Cuba isn't perfect and every country has its issues but when it comes to something like having the right to live or not watching your daughter die because the hospital didn't accept her insurance and refused to work on is just beyond awful. Insurance companies exist to make money, not to help us. How is it that people with money can determine who is allowed to receive care and who can't? WHY is this country run by the people with the haves and they make it so that the have-nots will never have. It is more than sad. I am so confused as to how it is that America so fuckin great.

Anyway, last night I watched President Barack Obama's first prime time press conference (seriously that reporter ask him what he thought about A-Rod and his steriods??!!) and I just pray that he is truly able to implement the changes needed to stop the bullshit and the suffering. I know he can't change everything because our government is corrupt and that will be the case no matter who is president. But seriously....let me figure out away out this bitch. I'm out.

Sorry for being so depressing. This is just how my mood is fittin today.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Chrianna's Domestic Disturbia UPDATE

Chris has turned himself in and has been released on $50K bail. Do we think that Rihanna is going to realize how something like this could damage Chris's career and somehow (bribed etc.) be convinced to say it was a misunderstanding and drop the charges? Something tells me this is somehow all gonna go away.....

Then again, Rihanna may not be down with catchin beat downs and might want his ass to suffer. No matter what happens, I bet you won't see anymore Doublemint commercials with C Breezy poppin and lockin.

Let Me Find Out I Have To Watch Dancin Wit Da Damn Stars!!!!!!!!!!!

Actually nah. Kim isn't enough to get me to watch. But if you guys want to, the new season airs on ABC on March 9th. If you do watch, let me know what size her nose is.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Let's Talk About Who Wasn't At The Grammys...

So normally I would do a "The Gist" and give a re-cap of all the highlights of The Grammys BUT other than the fact that Whitney Houston looked great, somehow it was OK that Boyz II Men sang backup for Justin Timberlake (had it been just Al Green by himself maybe...), Hannah Montana didn't sound like the dead cat she usually sounds like, Stevie Wonder actually sang with the fuckin Jonas Brothers, Kanye's nappy shag is ridiculous, MIA gets major props for performing on the day her baby is due, I all of sudden find Lil Wayne's midget not cute ass hot, the Swagger Like Us performance was way more than decent, Adele is dope, T.I. is scrumptious, and the tribute to New Orleans was pretty cool, I could have had a V8.

What was way more interesting is why people who were supposed to be at the Grammy's didn't make it. Let's start from least surprising and work our way up, shall we?

Yonce. Her husband and sister got out of the limo together and then they were sittin together. Seems Solange was his date for the night. Her husband performed twice. You would think she would have been there, right? Something tells me that she is still scared Etta is waitin to knock her block off for singin her song to the Obamas. And she prolly didn't want to talk about it cuz you know it would have come up. Then again, maybe she was just busy....

Usher. Seems he was on his way to perform at the Clive Davis pre-grammy party and got a call that his wife was seriously injured in Brazil. Brazil? Da hell was Jelly Belly doin in Brazil? Yeah.....she was gettin her plastic surgery on and something didn't go right. Actually, shit went dangerously wrong. I bet it had something to do with the fact that since Usher and his mother won't allow her to come to Vegas while he is recording his new album and she knows that it is just a matter of days before he leaves her, she had to take matters into her own hands and get a whole entire face/body lift. You know people only go to Brazil when plastic surgery in America just ain't enough anymore. And you know after her 5th kid, she was due for more than a whole body work up. Too bad. Right now, the only statement being made is that there is a "serious injury in the family". Jelly Belly, its never that serious boo. He's gonna leave you no matter what. BUT maybe now that you almost died or bled to death or maybe now have some disfigurement, he might just stick around a little bit longer. Hmmmmmmmm....this may have been a brilliant move Jelly!

Rihanna and Chris Brown. O.M.G. This story is a mess and full of drama. Now have you guys all heard the rumors that Chris was gettin cozy with other chics while in Paris? Well fast forward a few days, Chris and Rihanna are seen getting their fun on at Clive's pre-Grammy party and then they leave and all hell breaks loose. Now I don't know if this will ever be confirmed but people are saying that Chris lost his mind and beat the shit out Rihanna cuz she gave him Herpes. I'm not sure I believe that, but the fact is, LAPD is looking for Chris Brown and he is being charged with Domestic Violence Felony Battery (Dun DUn DUN!!!). After Chris put the smack down on Rih, he kicked her out the limo and left her on the side of the road. She quickly called 911 and word is that she actually had to go to the hospital to be treated for her injuries. DAAAAAYYYYYUMMMMM!! What is even crazier is that Chris has disappeared and if he doesn't turn himself in, he will have a warrant out and shit will get way more ugly than they are now. Let's hope he turns himself in.

I mean, what could possibly have made Chris Breezy lose his cool like that? Herpes might make a mofo mad. Or maybe she got mad about his broads in Paris and then said some real crazy shit? But what makes it crazy is that usually when celebs beat each other up, they keep it in the limo or in the house. He didn't even like, hit her and say omg I'm sorry what have I done? He beat her ass and then kicked her to the curb. That is ANGER. Just damn. By the way...ya'll memba da pics of Rih when she had that shit on her lip, right? I'm not sayin, but I'm just sayin....

So anyway, the drama surrounding the Grammy's were way better than the actually Grammys. And this drama is obviously only the beginning......

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