Happy 5th Birthday Iraq War…remember Operation Enduring Freedom…or some bullshit slogan like that…enduring indeed. I think it’s time to look back, sit back and listen to PraaJek’s good old rant dedicated to all things Enduring…
Click Here to listen to: Jis Lissen, one of PraaJek’s greatest (s)hits…
Like me, you lookin 4ward to that John McCain Perpetual 100 Years O’ War?
I’ve just read Barack Obama’s speech today in Philly about race and religion. I’m thinking: should or could this be the speech that he gives and then bows out of the presidential nomination race? Or should/could it be the speech that makes it necessary for him to continue. In simple, unemotional language Barack Obama outlined the origins and history of the racial divide in America. It’s not complicated. It’s just that few, on the public national stage, have ever tried to even attempted to explain this complex chasm. The feelings rarely expressed or given voice outside of outbursts of anger, frustration or intimate family and friend discussions…the hurts and grievances harbored by both blacks and whites…the stain of slavery that cannot be cleansed; the resentments of whites who don’t feel they should recompense for ancestral sins; the resentments induced by welfare, affirmative action, busing, crime. What precipitated this speech of course was his pastor’s recently publicized campaign-paralyzing roadside bomb utterances spit from the pulpit. That’s how most whites react to them. But not Rev. Wright’s congregation…who are inured of this type of holy hyperbole..it’s part of the black church experience says Obama…singing, stomping, shouting, exaggerating; not always coherently but always with passion and a bow toward theatre. A passion and theatre born of a feeling of freedom..a feeling of safety…here in this church I can finally speak my mind….without fear. Sometimes it’s emotional and moving, prayerful, poetic and political; sometimes it cathartic and full of venom and bile and just has to be spit out. When I first saw Rev. Wright’s video clips I said to myself…crap…I’m voting for Hillary. After reading O’s speech today I think I have to think a lot more about a lot of things.
Prayer for Economic Stim-ul-us
Lord have mercy on the credit mongers
the Fed Wizard’s wings no longer
Span green across the nation’s
Don’t let prime-rated mortgage meat
And recalled droppings soon be rations.
Lord have economic mercy
By George slay our recession dragon
We depleted the evil
Iraq attack still causes pain
So stimulate us with rebate feathers
tickle us where darkness reigns
whip us to a frothy heather
keep our consumer tails a’waggin
And our economy from saggin.
The sign above the coffee grinder in the grocery store says:
do not regrind coffee.
I’m comforted by this sign.
I won’t regrind my coffee.
Barack’s Rev. Wrong
A lot of folks in Chicago knew this was coming. Most Black Chicagoans know about Rev. Jeremiah Wright…and his penchant for fire-breathing blasts of hyperbolic carbonic acid-laced ejaculations; more like soda-pop for Black audiences and sulfuric for White ears which know little of him. His “god damn..not god bless America” utterances will make great B-Roll for future John McCain ads this Fall. Does Obama need to do more than recite the 3-R’s: Renounc’n, Reject’n Repudiat’n ? Maybe Resign’n from the Trinity United Church ? McCain of course has his McNut job preacher supporters such as PastorJohn Hagee and Rev. Rod Parsley…his not so sage spiritual mega-church mentor who says America has a constitutional mandate to destroy Islam.
Gotta love these preachers…preachin’ Christian values of love yet screaming hate, war and vengence. Hmmm…smells like Christianity?
You gotta read today’s David Brook’s take on American Spitzer Guys…he’s nailed it: click on Title: American Spitzer above.
PraaJek’s latest rant: Runnin 4 Prezident…
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