Archive for October, 2007

Disappearing Acts

Posted in Uncategorized on October 5, 2007 by tomwars

During the Jena 6 incident, where was Lil Wayne? Cam’ron? Jay Z? Kanye West? 50 Cent? Young blacks sit apathetic because their heroes stand stagnant as well. With the lack of leadership that young kid can actually relate to (sorry Jesse and Al) young ones look up to sports figures and entertainers for guidance unfortunately. Where was Keyshia Cole? T-Pain? Rihanna? Guess it was no room for social consciousness under that umbrella. Even if it wasn’t feasible to make an appearance in Jena, where are all the songs from all the mainstream hip hop and R&B acts about the incident? Where is the outrage from mainstream gospel artists? Rock artists . . . oh wait, a rock artist actually made a song about the Jena 6 incident. John Mellencamp did something more than singing about buying a damn drink. Or a “he ain’t shit” song. Why does it take John Mellencamp to do this (no disrespect to Mellencamp since he actually had the brains and balls to do this). Here’s the video. Maybe this will inspire others to do the same.


The Hypocratic Oath

Posted in congress, double standards, homophobia on October 3, 2007 by tomwars

The Homophobic Quagmire

For the life of me, I can’t understand how it is Isaiah Washington was criticized, ostracized and fired (I was going to try to get one more word in there that ended with “ized” but I didn’t want to sound like Rappin Reverend Jesse Jackson) from his Grey’s Anatomy job for making a homophobic remark, yet Senator Larry Craig is allowed to keep his. I guess the difference is, Isaiah Washington used a naughty word. Honestly, that’s the only difference fundamentally. I guess calling your co-worker a “faggot” is a justified reason for not getting your contract renewed. However, being an in the closet homosexual seeking homosexual sex in an airport bathroom known for homosexual sex acts who votes against homosexual civil rights is not justification for being fired from Congress.

Let’s recap:
Using the “F” word = worse than lewd acts in a public bathroom
Using the “F” word = worse than cheating on your wife (Craig was a staunch anti-Clinton crusader since Clinton cheated on his wife)
Using the “F” word = worse than being a homosexual, and denying who you are
Using the “F” word = worse than being an in the closet homosexual and voting like this:

~YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
~NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
~NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
~YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
~NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)

Message understood. It’s okay to be a homophobe, as long as you don’t say the word “faggot.”