Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

RAPping up 2011 (a real rap)!

January 15, 2012

Video on CNN.com: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-724522

I was thinking last night of all the top stories of 2011 and decided, why not have some fun and write another rap! I wrote this! Happy new year!

Newt! Come Clean!

January 15, 2012

Video: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-723669

All this back and forth about Gingrich’s past marriages is really making him look very arrogant, which never goes over well with voters, especially conservative ones.

The fall of the Arab Spring

January 15, 2012

Video on CNN: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-721616

The beating of Ms. Azza Suleiman in Egypt is just the latest example of how countries “liberated” by the Arab Spring have become as oppressive as their prior regimes and are throwing away a great opportunity at real change.

Kim Jong’s death a lesson for dictators

January 15, 2012

Video: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-719997

Kim Jong Il’s death leaves a huge void in North Korea which is completely the fault of the late leader’s ruling style. Many dictators should learn from this experience.

Bully (a poem)

October 13, 2011

I.

I just don’t feel nothing anymore

School just used to be a bore but now I abhor

It, wanna quit I just can’t take it

Used to front like I was happy now I can’t fake it

Hundreds of kids at my school but I’m alone

Bystanders standin by like talkin’ on phones

Math teacher wants to help but her hands are tied

She can handles squares and tris but can’t deal with bi

Wonder why I can’t cry like I did last year

Live in fear when ears hear being called a “queer”

Queer enough that’s the nicest thing I’ve heard all day

Folks come up with the meanest ways to call me gay

G-a-g-a sang today “I was born this way”

But now I wanna die being torn this way

Counselors and principals—no principles

Hung me out to hang myself I’m invisible

 II.

I know you think I don’t see you but my hands are tied

I’m running this school but school’s runnin me I tried

I got teachers wanna help but they need training

But the district cut the budget I keep complaining

Hard to watch what you’re going through it hurts to see

Cause when I was young kids used to pick on me

That’s really why I went into education

To build a place where students could have safe haven

For their dreams but it seems that you’re caught in the seems

You have no idea how much I want to intervene

But I got parents that’ll say that I’m pro-gay rights

Church groups that’ll call me the antichrist

Damn I’ll be damned if I plug this dam

But behind the scenes I swear I’m gonna do what I can

If you could just hold on for just one more day

I’ll do my best to make you feel you belong OK?

 III.

Got this kid at this school that I punched in the face

Didn’t do me no wrong, he was just in my space

Teacher didn’t care, didn’t gimme detention

Kinda crazy cause really I just want some attention

When I’m smackin’ up a kid I’m on top of the world

When I stop I’m nobody, the boys and girls

Don’t pay me no mind unless I’m spendin my time

Callin’ kids names and playing tricks on their mind

But does anyone wonder why I act this way?

Just saw my dad punch my mom in her chest today

Happened right on the street and no one said a word

Guess hittin on people is just how you get heard

So I’m a keep hittin ‘em til folks are hearin’ I’m

Looking for some guidance, an intervention sign

If you could just hear me when all the kids fear me

Maybe I’ll stop bullying  and see my life more clearly

My Name Is Sally Hemings

September 26, 2011

Get your violins out, your flutes and cellos

As I recount my days back in Monticello

The year America breaks from Europe’s chains

I’m still a slave shackled in America’s chains

And I’ll make it plain I was more than a slave

A founding father found me and he couldn’t behave

Y’all can call him what you want, America’s son

I call him a rapist under Virginia’s sun

Put him in the books for the country he claimed

But me, I’m just a blip y’all don’t know my name

Know nothing about from whence I came

Call me Sally or Sarah, some say I’m to blame

But I ain’t ask for this I was part of a deal

So hear my story as a slave just recountin’ the real

While Jefferson was workin’ so hard to plant nation

I was his concubine on his plantation

Tried to make it slick and just call me a nurse

While I was savin’ lives they put my soul in a hearse

Doin’ nothing but my best to help heal Mary

Then she go to sleep and I’m screamin’ hail Marys

Prayin’ I won’t be raped by this man so scary

Y’all venerate this man but on the contrary

I was in the room taking care of wardrobe

He comin’ from behind and he never wore clothes

Now he comin’ from behind and I’m caught in the throws

I’m special, presidential w-h-o

R-e, he birthed nation, I birthed his kids see

Y’all see his face everywhere but mine don’t exist see

I’m Sally Hemings case you didn’t know

And I was more than a slave more than Jefferson’s ho

So know my story it’s an American classic

How I survived for centuries from life so tragic

See I rep for my sisters that you’ll never know

The ones mastered by the masters, sexed on the low

Y’all say it was just a sign of the times

Then you rewrite history, rewrite the lines

But I ain’t ask for this and some say it’s my fault

Look down at my sisters now it’s still their fault

Janet sabotaged her bra, it wasn’t Justin

Rihanna pissed off Chris Brown—musta been

Tina Ike-d up just cause she tried to mic-up

Anita knocked off the Hill she tried to rise up

Halle Berry had it comin’ who she think she be

Damn… in retro she kinda look like me

But I digress, I distress when I have to digest

Centuries of women being blamed for men stress

But until we tell our story won’t nobody care

So sisters rise up and tell your tales without fear

Obama & Boehner must go beyond the base

July 28, 2011

Video: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-640904

Now that Obama & Boehner have taken their case to the media, they now must go beyond the base and really start thinking about the people in the middle, where most Americans reside. We have our political beliefs, but most of us are not extreme leftists or ultra conservatives. While i believe that Obama has done more to solve this problem, both sides have enough blame to go around. Now that the blame game has reached its height, it’s time that these politicians remember what they were sent to Washington to do.

Bachmann vs. Palin: no comparison

June 29, 2011

Video: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-627863

Outside of the fact that they are both women and are both prone to many gaffes, it does not make sense to keep comparing these two women. For example, Michelle Bachmann seems to have no problems talking about issues of race, whether she’s completely on or off. Most republicans including Palin will just invoke Dr. King’s dream in talking about race. Bachman makes comments like “President Obama failed black America.” That’s bold, especially for a party that has little black support. Furthermore, whereas Palin condemned liberal media and only talked to conservative media after several embarrassing interviews, Bachman will talk to anyone who will listen. You will see her on CNN, MSNBC, etc. Though they also share similar political views, these are two very different women who shouldn’t continually be compared simply because they are women.

How long will we all be Americans for THIS time?

May 2, 2011

Video: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-600228

As I see the celebrations taking place over the death of Osama bin Laden, I know tomorrow (if not already) that on both sides of the aisle, the battle for who deserves credit for his death will brew mightily. President Obama mentioned Bush in his speech. Bush said he congratulated Obama. That should be it, but we already see people outside the White House carrying Bush/Cheney signs. Maybe some have Obama signs but I don’t see them. It’s not about that! Both parties could have a president in power and this still could have happened. Let’s give Obama credit for carrying out on the promise made by the American government as we would if McCain was president. Let’s focus on the feeling we have right now and figure out how we can manifest it in our daily lives, especially as we move towards the next election. Congratulations America.

Egypt: Obama on right track, Americans one-track minded

January 30, 2011

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-546704?ref=feeds%2Flatest

President Obama must continue to act at the presidential level in engaging President Mubarak. We in America cannot be as gullible to just see calls for democracy and immediately harken back to 1700s America in an empathetic gesture. We need to educate ourselves on all of the intracacies of Egyptian politics. As history has shown in places like Congo, just because a student group, rebel group or otherwise uses the name “democracy” it does not mean democracy will exist. While I believe that the movement taking place in Egypt is genuine, it is important that we watch this with our minds and not our hearts. President Obama must continually pressure Mubarak to make sure the people are being protected in this process and if Mubarak cannot accomplish this, he should lose Obama’s support. The rest of us should do our best to support peace in Egypt, but if we don’t want to seriously educate ourselves on the conflict there, we’re better off changing the channel.