Thursday, April 22, 2010

Why Did I Get Married? II

I just finished watching Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? II. Thoughts running through my can tell a lot about a person by what they produce...I do think Tyler Perry is a totally separate thought...he makes a lot of commentary on marriage--and the characters are therefore somewhat stock...his scenario with Sheila and her two I was watching it I was thinking....not like Celie Shug and Mister....dynamic figures...However, I enjoyed the picture. It was OK. Very strong in some parts and in others, I was ready for it to end. I am glad I saw it.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Noam Chomsky Assesses the RealPolitik behind the Tea Party Movement

This era we are in now closely mirrors that we found ourselves in the first decade of the 20th Century and in the 1890s. The Tea Party people....and the populist movements of that era closely resemble each other--although, I must say, the populists of the 1890s were a lot more progressive than the Tea Party people. Although, there were those considered populists such as Tom Watson of Georgia who could shout Nigger as loud as the rest of them.... We need new Mother Joneses and Mary Leases...we need Ida B. Wells...hell, we could have used a Lolita Lebron during the Bush era...I wonder....where were the Tea Partiers when Bush was in office and all had gone to hell? I think the racist attitudes embedded in this movement far outweigh and definitely more clearly define this movement than any anger over taxes...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Crystal Bowersox made me cry tonight.

Sunday, April 18, 2010



May 2010 Issue of O: Back Cover

This photo immediately made me think of Nina Simone, especially with the classic, dark eye. It also makes me think of Barbra's classic Egyptian look.