Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Sitting On My Porch Part Eleven......Questions
Did Barak Obama really vote yes on the FISA bill allowing the government to read our emails and listen to phone calls? If I say anything negative about his vote do I have to apologize and wait for him to accept before I can blog again?
How low does George Bush’s approval rating have to get before Democrats have the testicular fortitude to go against him?
When a Nigerian person opens up an email with one of those internet schemes about the Nigerian princess whose father was assassinated and has 75 million in bonds at the Swiss bank, do they get the same sinking feeling black Americans do when they open one of those emails with the ghetto prom pictures?
What the hell is wrong with Jesse Jackson?
After he got caught talking trash about Barak Obama, will Juan Williams be the only black man on Fox News?
Did Martin Luther King ever want to cut someone’s nuts off?
Jesse was dead wrong but why is it that every time some black person says something about Barak Obama they have to apologize and disappear but Pat Buchanan can write an entire article dissing everything about the black experience in America and still come on every news show on MSNBC and no one says anything?
Did our police chief just suspend a 35 year veteran of the force on his last day of work for wearing an old powder blue shirt to honor the policemen that were killed during his time of service who wore that color uniform?
What could the police department possibly gain from letting this story go public? After 35 years of putting up with NOPD drama, we should have let him work the last day naked.
Where are all the comments from angry suburban residents in Mandeville, LA threatening to leave the the Northshore because of all the corruptness in local government and law enforcement?
Isn't that why they all say they left New Orleans?
If Mayor Nagin would have gotten pulled over for drunk driving and let go by the NOPD, would every media outlet in this area have broken into his house just to take pictures of his liquor cabinet and found every member of his family's favorite cocktail to put on the front page of their papers?
Stan Pampe Barre got sentenced today to five years for corruption. After all that hoopla, did we really just get Oliver Thomas and a few small time players as the only people to fall?
Don‘t we need to have more people arrested than that or was this all just a set up to get Oliver Thomas out of the way for the mayors race?
Mayor Ray Nagin has a 31% approval rating. His rating is 49% approval with blacks and 11% with whites. Judging by the quality of life these two groups have in the city right now, shouldn’t those numbers be reversed?
How many people would get upset with me if I said that New Orleans East would be further along if Greater St. Stephen would have rebuilt their old church and corporate headquarters instead of going to Atlanta?
How many more years can I learn the words to Lil Wayne songs without feeling childish and less intelligent?
How can the city give out speeding tickets from cameras on Carrollton Avenue when no one knows the speed limit? I guess you find out when you get the ticket?
Am I the only person who has a co-worker who was out for an extended period of time with an illness but now they have fully recovered and been back for awhile. The spotlight of coming back has worn off so they find a way to incorporate being sick into every conversation for attention? Isn’t it always a person in a position that you have to talk to all the time for your work role so you have no choice but to hear the stuff? Am I the only one who has exchanges like this?
Cliff: I got that report you wanted.
Them: Thanks Cliff. You know I would run it myself but since I was out for months with my serious condition, I am still trying to get comfortable with the changes in the office.
Cliff: You’ve been back since last Christmas and we haven’t changed anything.
Them: I know but the doctors told me not to overload myself.
Cliff: You could always stay home until you feel you are ready to go full speed.
Them: I would do that but then you guys would be worried about me too much.
Cliff: Oh……………….We would?
Was that insensitive?