Monthly Archives: January 2012

I don’t like to talk about things like this, but I honestly cannot help myself.

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I was looking forward to 2012 and what it had in store for me until I realized that this year just might annoy me to death., and no not just because everyone is convinced that the world just might end because a calender made by the Mayans (they more than likely just ran out of space on the darn thing) who predicted our fate . I am annoyed because I will have to deal with all of the campaigns for presidency and the attacks on Obama, and I feel compelled to to talk about what I’m seeing and hearing.

When president Clinton left office in 2000 there was a projected surplus by 2018, when president Bush took office (and I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt because the twin towers were struck in 2001) that all changed. George W. Bush is not completely to blame, the attitudes and wastefulness of American is also to blame. We have watched super powers collapse for year, why did\do we think that our economy (thought the largest in the world) cannot  collapse? This mindset is appalling and as we see today, in the news in economic reports,etc. it is far from true. I am an independent when it comes to politics; I wouldn’t consider myself a liberal at all, but I would say the way people have viewed Obama and what he has done thus far is a bit harsh. The president who came before him was  quite incompetent (people may argue that Obama is also), alongside the mismanagement of funds by the banks, and other financial entities left Obama with an overwhelming job. With a national debt 403% of the GDP in 2007 (I shutter to think what it is now) the president cannot fix the state of the economy in two terms let alone the one he has yet to finish serving.

 “Why don’t you take a look at where the debt came from instead of who was stuck with it.”

-Anonymous comment online

I agree!

On the other hand I was told that Obama promised he could fix this in one term… (I’m guessing he’s never taken an economics course?) I have no idea how much truth there is to that statement but why would he make such an absurd promise, to later backtrack. Another thing I can’t stand is that Obama is so passive. Though he may have had great ideas to help stimulate the American economy. He is not aggressive enough with congress to get them to take the economy serious.

I am annoyed with Obama I think he has so much potential, I think he really intended to help America (Although after all of the racial epithets about him and his family I would have lost faith in a country that hates my color).  I’d be surprised if he lost the presidency this year (I mean seriously…look at the GOP) but Obama needs to start doing a bit more. He has my support because I loved some of his ideas, but he needs to get his voice heard (in other words ‘grow a pair’)… and fast!

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Some music on my Ipod

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Alright I know, I know what’s with all of these music posts? I think I have great taste in music and I want to share is that so bad? Sheesh! 

Ok so I watched Breaking Dawn (don’t judge me ok?) and though the Twilight movies aren’t popular with everyone,  they  always have some really great music, which where I discovered these guys, “The Features” …

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This is “Kimbra” you may have heard her sweet yet super soulful voice on Gotye’s  track “Somebody that I used to know” I truly enjoy her music, this is one of  her more  popular tracks…

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I don’t know if too many people know about “Little Dragon”  but they’re  very good this is my  favorite song by them, the intro is a bit lengthy if you want to fast-forward …

Enjoy my friends…

These would be a bit depressing…

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If they weren’t so absolutely gorgeous. they’re just so beautiful  you  just want to cry

I appreciate the talent that went into creating them.

…I’ve seen the paths that your eyes wonder down I wanna’ come too I think that possibly maybe I’m falling for you,”- Landon Pigg

” I’ve waited a hundred years…but I’d wait a million more for you…”Sleeping at Last 

“Lost myself and I am nowhere to be found”  – Sia

I know I’m a bit sappy at time… but you love it!  *Cheers my loves and enjoy!*

I truly hate to admit this…

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I am horribly addicted to celebrity /entertainment  news. I have no idea where this fascination even comes from… I think I’m more impressed that there are people who keep tabs on other people you know the  “famous people” (note the quotes), and they’re so stinking good at it! This has been a fascination of mine for a very long time. I love to read and at that I love to read things that are “to the point”, most entertainment news is “to the point” (well usually).  Like I stated in the title of this post I truly do hate to admit it but you can quiz me on the latest celebrity scandals, rumors , reports , I’ve always got the latest exposé…

 

But on the other hand…

 

I believe there is a problem with a society that elevates celebrities, who are human beings, to almost god-like statuses.  I am always  interested in what goes on, but I think that at some point celebrities should close their lives to the public and just enjoy living (Dear Kardashians please heed my advice).
I understand that being a celebrity may make you a “public figure” but not every aspect of your life should be on public display i.e. your wedding or your child’s birth (which is just weird might I add). This part of entertainment news I find sickening.

I am also concerned for the children of celebrities, growing up in front of a camera can take its toll. Many celebrities troubled children or even child stars who struggled with drug addiction or have just disappeared from the limelight altogether.

Don’t get me wrong it’s cool to know  the latest designs because most of the time celebrities get them first (which sucks might I add). Or to see some famous folks at award shows (another one of my vices) or seeing Beyonce shopping  in Brooklyn with her security detail close behind  but seriously, sometimes I feel like some celebrities need the attention so they have something left to live for, and society just feeds into it and continues to place these people on a citadel … but for what really?

Racism’s newest and most popular outlet : “the internet”

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I have to write about this before my head explodes!

As much as people would like to pretend that racism is so “1950’s” and that because we are in the year 2012 society has evolved so much that racism is merely an afterthought… Well to all of those : wake up! People pretend to be morally outraged when they witness it then they get on with their lives and pat themselves on the back because it makes them feel so good to be so “accepting”… but I digress. The point is that racism is everywhere and its’ presence is most powerful on the internet.

For some strange reason sitting behind a keyboard gives people this false sense of power, the most hateful and demeaning things are said,recorded ,tweeted etc. on the internet. I have read more racial epithets about the President and his family since his election than I’d like to admit. I’ve been called all kinds of “n***er” over the internet, I’ve been told that Black women are the most undesirable race of women, and that 42% have herpes and that we are worthless. I have seen the N-word in all forms and it burns every time I see or hear it, especially from Blacks (will blog more about just this issue). I have seen someone trying to be “funny” by attempting to post swastikas all over their Facebook (by the way they used the wrong sign, and my family is Jewish). I have run into most of the racism on YouTube, I plan to write a letter to their corporate offices to let them know they should monitor their comments better… it’s disgusting.

I have been told that my race is full of dogs, that we are animals. It has become so increasingly overwhelming for me not that I have struggled with low self-esteem, but waking up everyday knowing that society hates me because of the way I look is hard and disheartening, I feel like I have to work a million times harder to prove that I am an equal.

I feel worse for my brother, he is one of the most brilliant human beings I have ever had the chance to know, but people will always judge him because he’s a Black male. We are the nothings of society, we are the “throw aways” , we are worthless objects of ridicule and yet … we are still here.

My real problem with the cowards who sit behind their computers and spew hate via the “inter webs” is that none of this will ever be said to my face or any other Black person at that. I call them cowards because this is what they are, not only because they sit behind their computers and type horrible things about other people, but because they are not brave enough to better themselves: they would rather bask in their ignorance.

I really don’t know sometimes whether or not to feel angry or sad. Most days I am a combination of both but I do know one thing : I will never stoop to that level, I am so much better than that.

The things I like to read aren’t always conventional

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Firstly Happy New Year and congratulations for making it to 2012 !

I was inspired to write about my favorite authors when I discovered last night that my HP Touchpad has a kindle! It is so awesome, I’m so happy. It made me think about all of the works I love and all the authors I really like. I love books and I love to read but I’m going to have to say that most of my favorite works are actually short stories or epic poems . They’re to the point, and I really like that.

Anyway I bought Edgar Allan Poe and also some of  J.D. Salinger’s work (he’s my favorite author). I know you’re probably thinking that I have interesting taste. The truth is I’m not the girl sitting around reading a Nicholas Sparks love story bawling my eyes and downing a pint of Ben &Jerry’s because I’m depressed or unnecessarily overjoyed at the ending of some unlikely to happen love story(no offense to you Nicholas Sparks lovers, I truly appreciate him as a writer ).

I have nothing against love stories in fact I love them, but I also love stories that make you think how screwed up they are after you finish reading them. For example “Perfect Day for Bananafish” by J.D. Salinger or “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe. Have you ever heard of “Goblin Market” by Christina Rossetti ? It’s a poem and once you read it don’t think me a strange person (if you don’t already). The sad part is these are not the worst, :laughs creepily out loud, literally:

I guess I really have  have a sick sense of humor…