Sunday, August 30, 2009

Not much to say...

So yea I've been gone for a good lil while but there's a perfectly good explanation for that. Ain't shit really going on (excuse my french). I mean eh, I'm pretty much back into the swing of things at work. Job is going great so far. Much more responsibility than I've ever had in past positions which is a great thing. So that's a bright spot.

My personal life is well, at this point non existant. Not tryna dwell on it na mean. It is what it is.

So another good thing about being back on my grind professionally is that I now have the income to fund some of the extracurricular activities I was accustomed to one of which being the gym. If ya'll remember most of last year I spent tryna get my body together to unveil this summer. Unfortunately stress from my previous job (Read: pergatory) and the subsequent parting of ways made it difficult to maintain what I had worked for. Although I am not fat or obese I clearly am not pleased wit my lil stomach. Further, others recently made comments about the tum tum that kinda cut like a knife. Having said all that I am back in the gym and I have been consulting all of my gym-o-holics as to what I should do to chisel out this temple of mines. So far the consensus has been that it's not the exercises or my diet, but it is my determination and work ethic. Yea my brain wants it, but the motivation to do it needs to surface. I agree. Oy be a cartoon character where someone can just come and paint a nice body on ya lol. Anyway, I'm fitna get up and head to the gym as we speak. Wish me luck folks.

Ummm nothing else to say besides that. I'll be in Atlanta next weekend so (if anyone actually still reads this) for those of you whom reside down there keep ya eyes open for tha kid. I'll holla!


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Just a few things...

Yo watz good blog fam. Just a couple things you may not have known about me...

- I'm very head strong (well yea you knew that)
- I love my country (God bless the USA)
- I've been unemployeed for the last 4 months
- Just got a new job that I'm excited to start in 2 wks. Wish me luck.
- I am dating this amazing dude n although he's not ready for a relationship we may end up together
- I've been bored n lonely but eh such is life.
- My boy Mr. Jones is one of my best friends and I adore him!
- I am extremely loyal to my peeps no matter what

So those are some things that you may have not gathered from reading my blogs. Love you all and I will try to be more diligent in updating this shit.


Friday, June 26, 2009

Fascinating Article: American Thinker 6/25/09

I would be remiss if I did not share with you all an article that I read today on the by L.E. Ikenga. It's extremely well written and is quite insightful. Take a moment to read below.

June 25, 2009

Obama, the African Colonial By L.E. Ikenga

Had Americans been able to stop obsessing over the color of Barack Obama's skin and instead paid more attention to his cultural identity, maybe he would not be in the White House today. The key to understanding him lies with his identification with his father, and his adoption of a cultural and political mindset rooted in postcolonial Africa.

Like many educated intellectuals in postcolonial Africa, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. was enraged at the transformation of his native land by its colonial conqueror. But instead of embracing the traditional values of his own tribal cultural past, he embraced an imported Western ideology, Marxism. I call such frustrated and angry modern Africans who embrace various foreign "isms", instead of looking homeward for repair of societies that are broken, African Colonials. They are Africans who serve foreign ideas.

The tropes of America's racial history as a way of understanding all things black are useless in understanding the man who got his dreams from his father, a Kenyan exemplar of the African Colonial.

Before I continue, I need to say this: I am a first generation born West African-American woman whose parents emigrated to the U.S. in the 1970's from the country now called Nigeria. I travel to Nigeria frequently. I see myself as both a proud American and as a proud Igbo (the tribe that we come from -- also sometimes spelled Ibo). Politically, I have always been conservative (though it took this past election for me to commit to this once and for all!); my conservative values come from my Igbo heritage and my place of birth. Of course, none of this qualifies me to say what I am about to -- but at the same time it does.

My friends, despite what CNN and the rest are telling you, Barack Obama is nothing more than an old school African Colonial who is on his way to turning this country into one of the developing nations that you learn about on the National Geographic Channel. Many conservative (East, West, South, North) African-Americans like myself -- those of us who know our history -- have seen this movie before. Here are two main reasons why many Americans allowed Obama to slip through the cracks despite all of his glaring inconsistencies:

First, Obama has been living on American soil for most of his adult life. Therefore, he has been able to masquerade as one who understands and believes in American democratic ideals. But he does not. Barack Obama is intrinsically undemocratic and as his presidency plays out, this will become more obvious. Second, and most importantly, too many Americans know very little about Africa. The one-size-fits-all understanding that many Americans (both black and white) continue to have of Africa might end up bringing dire consequences for this country.

Contrary to the way it continues to be portrayed in mainstream Western culture, Africa is not a continent that can be solely defined by AIDS, ethnic rivalries, poverty and safaris. Africa, like any other continent, has an immense history defined by much diversity and complexity. Africa's long-standing relationship with Europe speaks especially to some of these complexities -- particularly the relationship that has existed between the two continents over the past two centuries. Europe's complete colonization of Africa during the nineteenth century, also known as the Scramble for Africa, produced many unfortunate consequences, the African colonial being one of them.

The African colonial (AC) is a person who by means of their birth or lineage has a direct connection with Africa. However, unlike Africans like me, their worldviews have been largely shaped not by the indigenous beliefs of a specific African tribe but by the ideals of the European imperialism that overwhelmed and dominated Africa during the colonial period. AC's have no real regard for their specific African traditions or histories. AC's use aspects of their African culture as one would use pieces of costume jewelry: things of little or no value that can be thoughtlessly discarded when they become a negative distraction, or used on a whim to decorate oneself in order to seem exotic. (Hint: Obama's Muslim heritage).

On the other hand, AC's strive to be the best at the culture that they inherited from Europe. Throughout the West, they are tops in their professions as lawyers, doctors, engineers, Ivy League professors and business moguls; this is all well and good. It's when they decide to engage us as politicians that things become messy and convoluted.

The African colonial politician (ACP) feigns repulsion towards the hegemonic paradigms of Western civilization. But at the same time, he is completely enamored of the trappings of its aristocracy or elite culture. The ACP blames and caricatures whitey to no end for all that has gone wrong in the world. He convinces the masses that various forms of African socialism are the best way for redressing the problems that European colonialism motivated in Africa. However, as opposed to really being a hard-core African Leftist who actually believes in something, the ACP uses socialist themes as a way to disguise his true ambitions: a complete power grab whereby the "will of the people" becomes completely irrelevant.

Barack Obama is all of the above. The only difference is that he is here playing (colonial) African politics as usual.

In his 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father -- an eloquent piece of political propaganda -- Obama styles himself as a misunderstood intellectual who is deeply affected by the sufferings of black people, especially in America and Africa. In the book, Obama clearly sees himself as an African, not as a black American. And to prove this, he goes on a quest to understand his Kenyan roots. He is extremely thoughtful of his deceased father's legacy; this provides the main clue for understanding Barack Obama.

Barack Obama Sr. was an African colonial to the core; in his case, the apple did not fall far from the tree. All of the telltale signs of Obama's African colonialist attitudes are on full display in the book -- from his feigned antipathy towards Europeans to his view of African tribal associations as distracting elements that get in the way of "progress". (On p. 308 of Dreams From My Father, Obama says that African tribes should be viewed as an "ancient loyalties".)

Like imperialists of Old World Europe, the ACP sees their constituents not as free thinking individuals who best know how to go about achieving and creating their own means for success. Instead, the ACP sees his constituents as a flock of ignorant sheep that need to be led -- oftentimes to their own slaughter.

Like the European imperialist who spawned him, the ACP is a destroyer of all forms of democracy.

Here are a few examples of what the British did in order to create (in 1914) what is now called Nigeria and what Obama is doing to you:

1. Convince the people that "clinging" to any aspect of their cultural (tribal) identity or history is bad and regresses the process of "unity". British Imperialists deeply feared people who were loyal to anything other than the state. "Tribalism" made the imperialists have to work harder to get people to just fall in line. Imperialists pitted tribes against each other in order to create chaos that they then blamed on ethnic rivalry. Today many "educated" Nigerians, having believed that their traditions were irrelevant, remain completely ignorant of their ancestry and the history of their own tribes.

2. Confiscate the wealth and resources of the area that you govern by any means necessary in order to redistribute wealth. The British used this tactic to present themselves as empathetic and benevolent leaders who wanted everyone to have a "fair shake". Imperialists are not interested in equality for all. They are interested in controlling all.

3. Convince the masses that your upper-crust university education naturally puts you on an intellectual plane from which to understand everything even when you understand nothing. Imperialists were able to convince the people that their elite university educations allowed them to understand what Africa needed. Many of today's Nigerians-having followed that lead-hold all sorts of degrees and certificates-but what good are they if you can't find a job?

4. Lie to the people and tell them that progress is being made even though things are clearly becoming worse. One thing that the British forgot to mention to their Nigerian constituents was that one day, the resources that were being used to engineer "progress" (which the British had confiscated from the Africans to begin with!) would eventually run out. After WWII, Western Europe could no longer afford to hold on to their African colonies. So all of the counterfeit countries that the Europeans created were then left high-and-dry to fend for themselves. This was the main reason behind the African independence movements of the1950 and 60's. What will a post-Obama America look like?

5. Use every available media outlet to perpetuate the belief that you and your followers are the enlightened ones-and that those who refuse to support you are just barbaric, uncivilized, ignorant curmudgeons. This speaks for itself.

America, don't be fooled. The Igbos were once made up of a confederacy of clans that ascribed to various forms of democratic government. They took their eyes off the ball and before they knew it, the British were upon them. Also, understand this: the African colonial who is given too much political power can only become one thing: a despot.



Thursday, June 18, 2009

Congratz to my team.. The LA Lakers!!!!

Congratz to the LA Lakers for an outstanding season. Oh and before any of ya'll try to come at me saying that I'm not a true fan, know that I've been a LA fan since Kareem n Magic, thanks!


Friday, May 22, 2009

NYC Fleet Week 2009

So yesterday I decided to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather up here in the NYC metropolitian area and what better time then Fleet Week. No not that kinda 'fleet' get your mind out the gutter guys n dolls. Fleet Week is a week long celebration leading up to memorial day which kicks off with the Parade of Ships into New York City Harbor. A stunning sight! On yesterday I went to Central Park to partake in Marine Day and below are some photo's I took.

Some band that was playin some kind of music lol

Take a look at these guns. Bang Bang!!!

I think they wanted her to hold 'it'. LoL.

Some of the gear some of our men n women in uniform wear.

Ya can't really see it but this camera man was sexy as all hell! LoL.

Here's some of the moves I learned

So if you come across a soldier this Memorial Day Weekend, extend a hand and thank them for their service and sacrifice to our great nation. God Bless!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

damn Damn DAMNIT, I DONE DID IT!!!

Aiight so I have succumb to the pressure of everyone around me joining this twitter thing. I tried to stand against the onslaught of individuals telling me that I am out of touch, old and not 'hip' (for lack of a better word) but to no avail. So the young kharismatic kat who has neither MySpace or Facebook has embarked upon a new venture. Yes folks ya boy ~Damnit! is now on twitter.

Come follow me and see the crazy shyt that only ~Damnit! can say from time to time. LoL.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Ok, why in the world would some IDIOT authorize this photo-op fly over in Manhattan. I just don't get it. LoL. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called the flights "ridiculous and poor judgement" but I could go further. This administration official, this Louis Caldera is a retarded lil twit that should be plucked from his office like the little tick he is. I mean look at the panic his poor decision caused...

Now, for my lil buddy YB&DL who seems to think that I walk lock step with Republicans on everything from abortion to drinking water, this may come as a shock to him. I truely don't think that OB had anything to do with this lil fly over photo-op shit for one reason. He's far too calculating and methodical and this 'mission' was far too sloppy and retarded to be approved by him. Although Sean Hanity alluded that OB was fully aware of the 'mission' (I keep putting that in quotes because it's laughable to call this a 'mission'. You wasted Jet fuel for a picture that could've easily been photo shopped by a 6th grader! Yet I MUST cut MY carbon footprint to stop Global Warming??? Riiiiiiiiiiiight...LoL), I don't agree. There, I said it. LoL.


While watching the evening news, it's reported that the cost of this lil photo-op that unnerved so many here in the NYC metropolitian area was... *Drumroll* $56,508 per hour. LoL amazing!