A Warning To The Ignorant

A Warning To The Ignorant

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Spike Lee Jr Films Iraq War Film In 2030

Alright folks - this is the sarcastic compartment of my blogging ecosystem. I try to craft submissions that are largely based on key stories in the news.

Spike Lee -

Article: Lee: Eastwood omitted black troops in WWII films


Producer Spike Lee Jr, the son of famed Black film producer Spike Lee plans to do a series of pod casts that highlight the participation of the Black soldiers in the unpopular war in Iraq that was kicked off in 2003 by then President George W. Bush. The war ended on February 2009 after the newly elected President Obama signed an executive order to have all US Troops to be removed from Iraq, a war that he was opposed to from the start, and shifted to Afghanistan, the war that he supported because they are the ones who attacked us.

As part of the new format of movies in 2030, Mr. Lee Jr plans to release a string short, 30 minute film segment which detail several elements of the War In Iraq in which the atrocities committed by the American soldiers who were Black were under reported by the media and the Anti-War forces around the world. This is largely because they saw this as American Imperialism which is an extension of White Supremacy and thus by having Black soldiers depicted as agents of White Supremacy ran counter to their agenda.

Where as when the Black solider was identified by the liberal biased Black press who were strongly united against the war - they cherry picked individuals such as Spc. Shoshana Johnson who they felt was shunned while Jessica Lynch, the White girl who was captured in the same incident received an overwhelming set of publicity. When the Lynch story was found to have been exaggerated by the Pentagon, the Congressional Black Caucus felt no remorse about their previous envy.

Mr Lee Jr hopes to correct this situation. He is of the opinion that if the Black soldier can be the good guy OR the unwilling participant in a war because he only signed up for college benefits in a society that stands against his interests as an equal citizen then he can also be called out for pulling the same trigger that the White American soldiers have done, killing and maiming Iraqi people who have never called him a "Nigger".

Mr. Lee Jr is of the opinion that EQUALITY flows both ways. Not only does America need to show that she sees Black people as equal human beings, the anti-War movement must also hold Black soldiers in the same light as - rapists, murderers and torturers - the same image that they have for the generic American soldier. Their face on the American soldier, however, is some White male hillbilly from the South who is blood thirsty to kill some person of color not only because he was told to but because the military gives him a channel to do what he wanted to do anyway.

Mr Lee Jr says "Think about it - we had the Buffalo Soldiers in the late 1800's. Though Black people like to hold them to the highest esteem, as we should, they also wore the uniforms of the American military as this country expanded into Native American territory. When the Buffalo Soldiers helped Teddy Roosevelt invade Cuba they used verbal chants learned from the Native Americans as they trecked through the forests of Cuba fighting against the Spanish. The chants disoriented the enemy, making it appear that there were more attackers coming than there actually were. Now if this is the case with the Buffalo Soldiers having learned these chants from the Native Americans.....do you think that the Buffalo Soldiers were making these chants against the American military who's uniforms they were wearing or hearing these chants made by the Native Americans who they were killing per their membership in the American military? Let's be real folks."

Clearly Mr. Lee Jr has continued his father's provocative ways. He transforms his frustrations onto film, allowing them to speak for him.

Mr. Lee Jr plans to do several podcasts with the following titles:

* The Brothers Of Abu Ghraib
Various Iraqi prisoners provide recollection of their experiences of being tortured by Black soldiers - per the focus of the American press at the time. The conclusion of the Iraqi prisoners - Moktada Al Haim is heard saying: "there is no particular difference between the torturous actions done by White American soldiers than by Black American soldiers. Only that the Black guy called us - how do you say it? "Take that Nigga" as he beat us."

* Brother Infidel - The View Of The Black Solider By The Insurgent Trying To Kill Them
In this segment Mr Lee Jr talks with the relatives of suicide bombers who are no longer with us, having blown themselves up while crashing into US military convoys. These relatives report that they were targeting the uniform, not the man inside it. Thus seeing a Black man inside of the uniform made no difference to them because he was carrying out the same mission that others who wore the uniform were doing. Why should they make note that these Black solders come from a slave legacy? Neither did it matter that most Black Americans back at home hated the war and President George W. Bush who sent them there.

* Wait Bro Don't Taze Me - The Black Jailers Of Guantanamo Bay
This episode details the former prisoners of Guantanamo Bay Cuba. In a surprising turn of events these Afghan and Iraqi prisoners said that they had free health care, good meals and were treated fairly. Some of them who had escaped the US military compound and infiltrated the Cuba society saw little difference between the prison and the daily life of the average Cuba citizen. Some of them came back to Camp Gitmo because at least they were able to leave the island - unlike the average Cuba citizen. Hasam Hili, a prisoner adds "It helped that we had a world of left wing activists lobbying for our release from Cuba. If only they were to do the same for the rest of the citizens of Cuba."

While I Was Away In Iraq I Could Have Been Saving New Orleans
Some Black soldiers who were members of the Louisiana National Guard, a good number of whom were deployed in Iraq when Hurricane Katrina hit their home town talk about their frustrations about not being able to save their own city.

Charles "Rambo" Jones says "I was very upset. I mean here I am fighting for my country in another land when I should have been at home rescuing people from the flood. Think about it - what Black man wants to see people in his home town suffering and he is off doing something else that is not helping people? I had the skills given to me by the US military to assist these people and thus assist myself because my people are me". When Mr. Lee Jr asked Mr. Jones about how he reconciles the fact that many civil rights leaders told Black people NOT to join the military because they would be deployed to Iraq but they also squandered the training opportunity to be able to help their own people in New Orleans and other places, Mr. Jones said "That was Bush's fault. How does Bush expect Black folks to care about saving our own communities if he doesn't provide a federal framework such as with the military to base this training upon? Are we supposed to set up a civilian protection service or something so that we can save ourselves? Didn't Bush realize that WE WERE SLAVES? Where are we going to get these resources necessary to save ourselves from if the Federal government doesn't provide them? They knew we were below sea level. They tried to kill us is what they did."

Mr. Lee's film series has not been rated yet.

Friday, May 23, 2008

A Civil Rights Leader Gets It Right In His Jail Cell Visit With A Victim Of Police Brutality

We here at "PHNN" (Parallel Hood News Network) pride ourselves at got to where the news is so that we might keep you abreast of what is going on in the world that is important to our key demographic - the Black American news consumer who keeps having to smack his palm on his head and say "This world is going insane. None of this stuff can be true." Sadly folks - while it might not necessarily all be true what we report - neither is MSNBC's commentary but hey - at least it pays the bills and keeps your interest. The truth is not too far away from fiction anyway.

We are here at the PHNN have a scoop on a story that is breaking out of Cleveland city jail. We are bringing to you live a meeting between the venerable civil rights activist Rev Leroy Biggs and Clarence Jackson - one of the 2 beating police victims that made national headlines. It seems that a Black man is not safe on the streets these days with the gang in Blue patrolling the streets and enforcing their brand of law and order. Rev Biggs has been at the forefront in seeking to nip these police attacks on Black men who get their asses kicked prior to being arrested.

This is a private meeting as requested by Rev Biggs and thus there is no official press coverage allowed. If you know PHNN we never let the rules restrain us. A police choke hold, maybe, but not the rules. We arrived 30 minutes before Rev. Biggs and bribed Mr. Jackson $50 to wear a microphone so that we could listen in on the conversation. In jail $50 goes a long way. It will buy several packs of cigarettes. Menthol at that. You know how much Black folks like to smoke menthols.

There goes Rev Biggs into the private meeting room for the conference with Clarence Jackson. Again Clarence Jackson is one of the two Black men who got their asses kicked by the Cleveland police officers who are now under investigation for police brutality. Jackson and his accomplice fired a gun into a crowd of Black people and then lead the police on a high speed chase, almost killing a Black mother who was rolling her 3 month old daughter through the intersection just as the car that Jackson was driving passed through. Tinisha Jones was not injured as she pushed her daughter forward and then dove out of the way. The police, who are bound to the concept of public safety was forced to call off the chase because it was too dangerous to the general public. Jackson, who had no such bond, kept on going and thus he was able to get away. Fortunately he was caught later when his car ran out of gas and he stopped at a gas station in the hood but did not know the zip code to type into the gas pump for the credit card that he stole and then tried to use. This extra hassle implemented at ghetto neighborhood gas stations paid off. Soon after the police showed up to the gas station and then wailed upon Mr. Jackson and his accomplice Rasheed Davis. The police tactics were caught on the gas station surveilance camera. The same camera system that was installed weeks earlier by the store owner who was tired of having gas thieves sneak up to the cars of paying customers who went inside of his store to purchase coffee while their cars filled up outside. These thieves would bring gas containers and fill up their own stash unbeknown to the customer. When customers with 17 gallon tanks were complaining to the owner about being charged for 24 gallons of gasoline the store owner Sunder Patel installed the camera system to catch people in the act. The police were ensnared in the midst of kicking the asses of Mr. Jackson and Mr. Davis by this same system.

Here is the audio from Rev Biggs and Mr. Jackson. Please forgive the static in the background. The steel in the reinforced concrete interferes with the transmission of the audio. It does a hell of a job keeping the prisoners from breaking through the walls so we will just have to live with the static.

Biggs: How are you Clarence?

Jackson: Good, good. With everything considered. They beat me pretty bad you know. Beat me like an animal. There was no call for it. These cops think that they can get away with anything, like they own the streets. They saw a Black man and they figured that they can disrespect US. I am just glad that you are going to stand up for my rights. I feel much better now knowing that you have my back.

Biggs: You know Clarence - that's what I came here to talk to you about. "Having your back".

Jackson: I know that you have been through this whole thing several times and all around the country. What is next? Do you appoint me an attorney from one on your list of "pre-qualified" lawyers who donated to your organization? I know that this case is a potential multi-million dollar case. Me getting my ass kicked on camera was a God send. Good is indeed good...."all the time".

Biggs: That is exactly what I came here to talk to you about Clarence. My role with regards to your case.

Jackson: Cool

Biggs: Clarence do you know that this jail is about 70 years old? I can't count the number of times that I have been put in hear, locked up after a peaceful protest. I did this in the name of justice. I knew that the sacrifices of my freedom today which was back then would lead to a time in the future, which is now, in which Black males like you would not have to be locked up due to injustices.

Jackson: As I said before THEY see us Black men as animals. We are predestined to end up locked up in their cages if they had it their way.

Biggs: Clarence. Indeed the benefit of the video technology allows those of us who were not there to have an eye cast on the series of events that have lead up to controversial situations that me and other Black leaders who are fighting for justice respond to. Indeed Clarence I saw the video at the gas station and indeed the police were out of control. They need to be dealt with for they acted beyond the rules that dictate their behavior.

Jackson YEAH. This is why I wanted you as my spokesperson. Say that same thing at my press conference later. Thank you Rev. Biggs.

Biggs: Clarence. Yes technology is wonderful. I have to tell you - I also saw the police mounted camera that recorded the entire police chase. I saw all of the red lights that you sped through without regard for life and property, only your own behind. I saw that there are at least 6 other Black people who will not be able to drive their cars to work tomorrow because of your own actions. In order to avoid hitting you they swerved and hit other cars. Clarence do you realize that there are at least 3 people in the hospital with neck injuries due to your actions?

Jackson: But, but Rev Biggs. What are you saying? You are on my side right? You saw what the cops do to Black people? I was scared.

Biggs: Yes Clarence. I am fully aware of what cops are capable of. I also realize that cops are humans. They have emotions as humans. Clarence - these cops saw you as you almost ran down Tinisha Jones and her young daughter Ebony. When I saw that video image Clarence I even wanted to put a foot up your ass. I am a man of God so I had to pray to get my actions in line.

Jackson: I blew my horn. Why is she out walking her child that time of night anyway? She should know that it is dangerous. That was on her.

Biggs: Clarence. Ms. Jones is a college student who also works a job to make ends meet. She was returning from her job and taking her child home from her mother's house for the night. She has enough stacked against her success already. You caused her great mental anguish Clarence. Myself and other pastors of the Concerned Black Clergy are visiting her to have her to get over this event that caused her life to flash before her. She is talking about dropping out of school now. We have to work with her to have her regain her confidence that the world is not against her that her struggles are just temporary.

Biggs: Clarence. You shot into the crowd of Black people gathered for a "Community Weekend" celebration. The community is working to stem the tide of violence, drugs and negativity within the community. This event was supposed to be our little "can't we all just get along" event to rebuild the cultural and human level connections among the members of the community. All was going well on the first two days of the event. The one incident that ruined everything for everyone was the fight that you and the other three guys got into. Clarence - tell me. Why?

Jackson: They dissed me Rev Biggs. They called me a punk. They said that this is their block and that I had better 'act like I know'. I originally just pulled out my gun to scare them off. I wasn't intending on shooting anyone. They tried to front on me. They told me that I didn't have the heart to shoot and I shouldn't not have even pulled out my gun. I had to fire the gun Rev Biggs. They dissed me. How can I ever show my face in the neighborhood if they would have chumped me like that? I had no choice. You don't know how it works Rev Biggs.

Biggs: Clarence. Do you realize that your bullets hit an 8 year old boy in the arm and another hit a 62 year old grandmother in the shoulder? How are you going to show your face in this community when you have to deal with them?

Jackson: I'm sorry. I just had to do it. I was aiming at the 3 guys but I missed.

Biggs: Where did you get the gun from Clarence/

Jackson: I bought it on the streets. One of my running buddies said that he could supply me some heat for protection. You know how it goes Rev. Biggs. These are some mean streets.

Biggs: Clarence do you realize that I have been working to keep our streets safe from illegal guns and here you are on the demand side making it worth the while for the gun traffickers to take the risk. You are a bigger problem than they are, I now realize. Without YOU there would be no them.

Biggs: Clarence the video of your shooting into the crowd that was captured on so many people's cellphones and which now are all over You Tube don't look good. They show you as a coward and a fool. I told you about the police cameras regarding your chase and now I want to leave you after we talk about the final segment as far as I am concerned.

Jackson: What's that?

Biggs: The final segment is the one that caused me to have a tremendous turn about regarding my past blind defense of people like you Clarence. You see the gas station surveillance system also showed me how I was a part of your entire situation. That wallet that Rahseed stole out of someone's wallet during the Community gathering the day before? That was MY WALLET. You friend Rahseed robbed me at gun point and then took all of my money and credit cards. I did not realize the connection that I played until the gas pump mounted video camera showed your face and your fingers inserting my credit card into the gas pump and then attempting to guess my zip code. I don't live in your zipcode any longer Clarence. I moved my wife and children away because it is too dangerous.

I now realize from this episode that while indeed I have been a drum soldier for justice......I have also been an enabler of your behavior because I always ask of the police - knowing that they have a command staff to whom they are ultimately accountable to and a set of legal liabilities which the department must pay. As a result I had super-human expectations of these men. Clarence - after seeing all that you and Rahsheed had done leading up to the confrontation with the police - I must say that I would not have been able to turn off my own emotions and treat you with the RESPECT that you did not bother to bestow upon so many other people who you have injured during the series of events that I watched on video tape.

I realized that while I had been holding the police accountable for all that they had done that at the same time I have failed to have any set of expectations for you or the thugs like you who terrorize our community with reckless abandon. Clarence - I will never stop attempting to manage the system, forcing it to make itself better. What I will start doing, however is to enforce certain standards from you and the other young people in my community. I realize now that if I don't ask anything of you that you will live down to my expectations.

It took your friend Rahseed to hit me upside the head with the butt of his gun to jar my brain into full clarity about the situation.

Biggs: Clarence GIVE ME MY DAMNED CREDIT CARD BACK! I am washing my hands of you. I have more faith today that the SYSTEM as is will handle you appropriately. As for me - I have to apologize to the Black community for I was wrong in my dealings with it. I need to try and restore the confidence that was lost in the people who have moved away from the community. It is clear that they tried to tell me of their limits of tolerance. I was intolerant of them as I supported YOU over WHAT YOU AND OTHERS HAVE DONE to hurt our community.

Clarence when you are ready to live up to my expectations per the rules of the system - come talk to me. My door will be open. If you want to be a thug - the prison door will always be open and will only close to lock itself behind you. The choice is yours. Good day sir.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Two Different Types Of Monkeys

A blog adversary of mine wrote the following soliloquy regarding the use of a monkey and the associated racial ramifications:

When animal images are used in general for folks, that isn't necessarily dehumanization as such but imagery/metaphor/parody. There is a difference.

The guy at Mulligans (note: a White bar that produced a t-shirt with Curious George the monkey with the caption "Obama 2008" on it) can say all he wants that he just thinks cute little Curious George and Obama look a lot alike...but he knows that blacks are taking offense and he doesn't care. I can tell from the way he's responded in the news and the fact he's gearing up to make more of these T-shirts, last I heard, after selling out of them...depsite the rancor this is raising.

From the PHNN ("Parallel Hood News Network") news archives we have the audio of a conflict between a little White boy and a little Black boy in which they were lobbing verbal assaults at each other after a third party had accused both of them of talking about each other's mama.

Black Kid: "Timmy you are a little punk. I told you that you stink every day because you don't wash. And when you do wash you jump into the toilet bowl after someone just took a crap."

White Kid: "Oh yeah, Jimmy? Well you are a little punk too. Your teeth are yellow because you don't brush them and instead you borrow your big sisters highlighter and paint your teeth florescent yellow"

Black Kid: "Well, well. You are so dumb that when our teacher asked you the question 'If Johnny had 3 apples and then ate 2 of them how many would he have left?' and you told her 'None because my momma always cuts up 3 apples for me in the morning and I eat all of them up".

White Kid: "That's nothing. You are so dumb that when the bus driver ask you 'Where do you live so I can take you home.' You told him - 'With my momma and my daddy.' "

Black Kid: Dunce!
White Kid: Weirdo!
Black Kid: Skunk!!
White Kid: Opossum!!
Black Kid: Orangutan!
White Kid: Monkey!!

Black Kid: "You called me a MONKEY! You are a racist! Don't you know how offensive it is to associate monkey images to Black people? "

White Kid: "Well you called me an Orangutan! Isn't that a monkey as well? We saw this during the field trip that we took to the zoo last month.

Black Kid: " The key difference is that when you are older and you call a Black person a monkey, being a White person it will be seen as your attempt to perpetuate the White Supremacist antics of your ancestors who were the oppressors of Black people.."

White Kid: "So when I hear you call me the same thing I should not be offended as well? I thought that you were my equal?"

Black Kid: "No. You shouldn't take me seriously when I call you names. This is just my anger at 400 years of oppression. Despite the fact that I was born in 1999 this pain is encultrated in me using ambiguous rules and double standards such as this particular one regarding the use of monkey references."

White Kid: "But didn't we learn in our science class that there is no genetic differences between any human beings, regardless of their race? We are all this way due to mating decisions over thousands of years".

Black Kid: "All of this science is true. But again I told you - you have to factor in two important things when this situation comes up - Black people have a large part of our self-sensibilities placed so much in the hands of what White folks do to them so you must be respectful of this fact.....and the fact that YOU ARE LIKELY TO GET YOUR ASS KICKED if you say it to them to their face".

White Kid: "Well since you put it that way - You are a Jackass instead."

Black Kid: "Jackass? - Well that's better"

White Kid: "Enough of this. Let's go pull the hair of Suzy. She's a real bitch when she yells at us".

Black Kid: "OK, let's go after that hoe".

Thursday, May 15, 2008

See Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell You Should Not Have Done That Bush Wedding When Black Folks Don't Like Him!!!

Article:Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell officiates Henry Hager, Jenna Bush wedding

Rev Caldwell - what were you thinking? Who told you to go near that show of merriment by the Bush family? Don't you know that the evil Bush family are "Persona non grata" with Black folks?

Bush probably originally invited you to serve the White wine (you know they didn't have a dark table wine right? They said that it was too bitter.) In order to save face they allowed you to stand in for the photo shoot. I am sure that Rev. Hagee who hates Catholics and Homosexuals was the invited speaker. Who else would the Bush Klan ask to give their daughter's hand away in marriage?

Now do you think that Jenna Bush would have ever been allowed to marry a Black man? If she did - neither you.......nor any of the Bush family would have been in attendance there. You know that. It might have happened. You see Jenna Bush did a stint as a teacher for a majority Black school in DC. She could have very well hooked up with a brother who might have turned her out. She was pretty wild in college you know.

Article: One of Bush Twins Will Teach Public School in D.C.

For the record - this picture is Jenna with children from Africa, not DC. But you can see how uncomfortable she is around Black folks. Years of conditioning to hate people of color will do that to you.

You see I KNEW IT! It's a CHARTER SCHOOL! What else would you expect from the Bush's than to attempt to UNDERCUT a traditionally GOVERNMENT OPERATED SCHOOL - where there is a teachers union running the show! Don't be fooled by the Black folks as a back drop. With her new husband as a former operative for Karl Rove it is clear to me now that this teaching stint was just a trick. I wonder what other mis-education she put into these BLACK children's heads?

Before leaving Washington, D.C. in Summer 2006, Bush taught at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School for a year and a half.She took a leave of absence from the Charter School teaching position to work at a shelter several days a week as part of an internship for UNICEF's Educational Policy Department in Latin America, specifically in Panama. After her internship for UNICEF, she returned to her teaching position at the charter school in Washington, D.C., where she is again currently teaching.

How could you Rev Caldwell? How could you slap Black people in the face like this? You are supposed to be an ANGRY BLACK MAN!

You are supposed to "Speak Truth To POWER" not say "By the POWER vested in me I now pronounce you man and wife"!!

The only disposition you should have with THAT MAN is the one that was shown on The Daily Kos:

This is a more fitting wedding album worthy of a man who has caused so much harm. (You have to ignore some of these pictures. They actually were killed or injured by a fellow Muslim. Bush freed these savages and thus they began acting as they know how to do. I am glad that The Daily Kos accurately presented this version of their own thinking. Otherwise people would think that this Muslims in the Middle East are equal human beings or something.

I know that you are lead by the spirit. But aren't you at least "guided by the political and ideological sentiments of Black folks"?

CLEARLY you had no intention of this being seen as an "advancement for Black folks" that a sitting President commission you to do something so personal to him.

You also CLEARLY had no intentions of having your picture appear in Jet Magazine either - did you?

You should have played it safe and only agreed to do work for a POPULAR president with Black people - like this guy here:

Simmie Knox

You know what. Now that I think about it. Now that Black folks don't like Clinton - or at least get punished or called a "Handkerchief Head Negro" if they show it publicly during this intramural battle among the Democrats. You have better not do any touchups to the painting below until after the elections. Things are dicey right now.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Exclusive Interview With The 3 Black Men Who Got Their Asses Kicked By The Philadelphia Police Department

We here at the "PHNN" (Parallel Hood News Network) work tirelessly to bring you up to the minute news about all that is going on in your community. We were able to use our connections to get an exclusive interview with one of the 3 Black men who got their asses kicked by the Philadelphia Police Department a few days ago.

We are now with Brian Hall, one of the 3 Black men who got his ass kicked by the Philadelphia Police Department.

PHNN: "Mr. Hall how are you doing after this episode?"

Hall: "Well my ass still hurts from getting kicked by the steel toed shoes worn by the cops but the prison infirmary tells me that I should be able to sleep on by back in a few days."

PHNN: "I am sorry to hear that Mr Hall. I hope everything works out for you."

Hall: "My trial lawyer, however, believes that I might have sustained permanent injury though. Now when my moms asks me why I don't just get up and find a job all I'll need to do is to replay the video tape. "

PHNN: "You have a point there. Indeed it was quite a beating"

Hall: "Well at least my moms will back off of me because this one minute ass whooping is going to translate into several million dollars taken from the treasury of the city of Philadelphia. :-) "

PHNN: "That's an interesting turn of events"

Hall: "Well just think. The average person taking a shot at the fame and glory of professional wrestling has to lift weights and go through several sparing matches on his way to fortune. All I had to do was to participate in a shooting, participate in a car chase with countless number of police following behind as we drove recklessly through the streets of North Philly and then step out of the car and GET MY ASS KICKED........Like money in the bank baby!"

PHNN: "Interesting Mr. Hall. Now let me change up subjects for a minute and get a bit more personal about what you were feeling at the time that you were getting your ass kicked. Here is the video tape playing. Tell us what was going through your mind during each frame."

Hall: "Well I figured that after going on a high speed chase for several blocks, almost running over several Black people that if we just stopped and gave up that the cops who are professionals would have their adrenaline lowered just hand cuff us and take us in. This is what they were trained to do, right? This is what the society expects from THEM. The society does not have any expectations upon me - a Black man so I should be allowed to do what I want. I have a right not to be beaten though. My crime of shooting in public and running away is not punishable by death......or by getting my ass kicked by the cops on the street.

PHNN: "Astounding".

Hall: "When they threw me down on the ground in this frame I thought that I was experiencing a 'Jump In' by the Crypts. I mean I saw all of the blue shirts around me. About 4 years ago I wanted to join the Bloods. When they told me about the jump in that I would have to go through I declined. At least with THIS jump in with the Philly cops.....I'm gonna get PAID for getting my ass kicked by the Philadelphia police department!! 33% gone to my trial lawyer, shit, this Nigga still will have a bunch of change in his pocket. What! Nigga what?!"

PHNN: "Amazing. Now Mr. Hall - what about this frame right here. You are clearly getting your ass kicked by two officers. What exactly were you thinking?"

Hall: "To be honest with you - I was feeling kinda good. I had just gone to the inauguration of the 3rd Black Mayor of Philadelphia. As the crowd gathered and I was looking for some pockets to pick.......I was captured by his speech. He talked about HOPE for the city of Philadelphia. He talked about how society has failed to provide for so many and that CHANGE was going to come about under his administration. I saw the new Black police commissioner sitting on state as well. When I saw these Black men on stage and I knew they were also Democrats I got inspired. I had to walk back and give the old lady who's wallet I stole her property back."

PHNN: "You are an honorable man Mr. Hall"

Hall: "So to answer your question - when I was actually getting my ass kicked by the Philadelphia Police Department I felt comfortable that 2 strong Black Democrats were ultimately the commanders of these rogue cops who were kicking my ass after I had charged them up by going on a long chase through the city, having almost killed some people."

PHNN: "That is interesting. I hear the same hope for motivation being said about Obama. People say that if young Black males like yourself were to see that a BLACK MAN can rise to the level of President that it might motivate you to achieve higher as well. Your comments?"

Hall: "Well that is nice but in truth I my daddy hadn't left me hanging all of those times I had waited for him to come on the weekends for his court ordered visitation - I believe that this would have had a much greater impact upon me. You see - now that I think about it sir, Getting your ass kicked by the Philadelphia Police Department feels the same regardless of is the mayor is White or Black, Democrat or Republican. I must therefore figure that had Obama been president at the time rather than evil George W. Bush - my ass would be just as raw now as it is today. This claim is only used to draw Black folks to vote with their HEARTS and not their ASSES.

PHNN: "Powerful!"

Hall: "I just hope I can get my felony conviction tossed out because I got my ass kicked by the Police Department of Philadelphia so that I can vote for Obama in November."

PHNN: "We at Parallel Hood News Network thank you so much Mr. Hall. Your words were insightful. Now I can truly say that I can empathize about how it feels to get your Ass Kicked by the Philadelphia Police Department.

Monday, May 5, 2008

City Of Atlanta Purchases $300,000 Public Toilets Rather Thouse A Luxury House For The Homeless That Use The Toilet

But hey........at least they are not sending our money to Iraq!!!

Maybe the hundreds of workers that were recently laid off from the City of Atlanta can come down to pee once they get evicted.

article: Flush That! City Pays $1.5 Million For Five State Of The Art Toilets

ATLANTA -- Three hundred thousand dollars will buy you a house, a fleet of cars, or in the city of Atlanta's case, a public toilet.

The City purchased five public toilets at $300,000 apiece. That's $1.5 million dollars in total.

The facilities feature automatic doors, sinks and seats. They even play music while users take care of their business.

Some are questioning the spending at a time when the city is laying off hundreds of people.

"Every time you flush it, how much money is going down the drain?" questioned Atlanta resident Chuckie Langford.

"I'm surprised they're not gold," noted Barbara Payne from the Fulton County Taxpayers Foundation.

The state of the art toilets are found around the city including Woodruff Park, Piedmont Park and just behind Atlanta City Hall. Some are only open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

"What? So it's not even a 24/7 toilet?" asked Payne.

Not everyone was disappointed with the purchase. Joseph St. Jean just opened a trolley tour line for visitors. He thought the money was well spent.

"It sounds a little pricey, but I also think the City is working on its image to promote people coming to the City," he told Channel 2's Lori Geary.

The toilet company owner reports they've had 38,000 customers take care of their business in the facilities in the past three months.