Crossposted from my better half', the lovely and luscious Alaine
It had been a bit dim upstairs for a few weeks in our household. I was struggling with noticing the lightbulbs given the other domestic challenges I had been facing. There's something really challenging about getting enough contract work that you are never at home to do your real work. My real work is centered out of our home, you know the aspiration to be the Proverbs 31 woman. I have dreams of blessing my household in the wee hours, yielding high regard for my husband, growing children who value my opinion more than the pop stars. I was feeling pretty smug about the domestic sexy concept, until my husband turned the lights out on my pride. He said in so many words - if you really liked domestic sexy you'd make sure I knew it.
I thought to myself, I just told you how much I value domestic sexy. He in return offered an astute directive - "I'm a hands on learner. I'd like to equate some action with your view of domestic sexy." Oh, okay. He's talking losing the domestic and the y and he's cool. Instant reward.
I was in Staples yesterday and selected printer paper with an instant rebate, vs. a cheaper brand that required a mail in rebate. I like instant rewards. I was reminded in that brief moment that my husband likes instant rewards too. I thought my positive affirmations and a phrase coined after his attention to my domestic priorities was a great reward. He, however, is in many ways a very simple creature. I guess wife rain checks aren't the prize I thought they were. Maybe a bit more instant reward will yield some core association like Pavlov's rat. Every time you take care of A, I'll take care of T&A. It sounds so crude and so unlady like and so contractual, it sounds so stiff, so....like I might get my patio and yard done if I did it. My personal Ah Ha Moment in Domestic Sexy indeed.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Crossposted from A Political Season
Did Barbara Lee and the other CBC members express any concern to Castro about these issues? They met with families of the Cuban Five,
Its appropriate for the CBC to take an interest in Cuban policy given the African American and Afro-Cuban connections between the US and Cuba, but to engage in that discussion with not a critical word regarding the governments repression of its own people really makes CBC members appear to be very unthinking and lacking in level headed analysis. Supporting liberalization in Cuban policy without a critical word about this government, a government that they would not want to live under for one second, a government that rules repressively over an entire population of Afro-Cubans whom the CBC is sympathetic too, is a very limp knee jerk, leftist liberal viewpoint. I don't think one could even call it progressive given that it is so lacking in any critique of the Castro government's repressive nature, which is every bit as damaging and harmful to Cuba's people as the US embargo. I listened to Barbara Lee's remarks to the press upon her return from Cuba and at least in the portion I heard, there was not a single reference made to the repression of the Castro government. Bobby Rush, qouted in the LA Times ,who was also part of the delegation, was positively gushing:
"I think that what really surprised me, but also endeared me to him, was his keen sense of humor, his sense of history and his basic human qualities,"
Are you kidding me? This is as silly sounding as Bush's comment about looking into Putin's soul, a silliness however countered and tempered by the fact that you could never accuse Bush of having an uncritical view of Russia.
The CBC should stop shilling for the Castro regime in this manner. Am I off base here? Does it not strike anyone else that there is something unseemly about the CBC championing a change in relations while ignoring the very repressive nature of Castro's government over an island full of black people?
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
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The whole change thing is becoming unsettling. First Iowa voted for a Black guy with the middle name Hussein to become President of these United States and now gay marriage is the law of the land in Iowa.
I am stunned, slack-jawed and left scratching my head. Oh, and I am speechless.
Not a lot to say other than Iowa and Vermont have just sided on the side of equal rights and approved gay marriage. If Iowa can legalize gay marriage it should be no surprise that Vermont followed suit. Other states will follow and we will be left counting the states who DO NOT honor gay marriages as the oddity instead of the other way around.
Even as the Department of Defense (DoD) Grants $17.4 Million to minority academic institutions it may be spying on black campus groups who as one terrorism assessment finds radical nodes on HBCU campuses. AAPP says: Here the government goes again folks. Targeting black folks, and black organizations as they have in the past. This reminds me of COINTELPRO (1967-1971). I guess this is COINTELPRO 2009. No wonder the United States Government seems to be involved with plans to place Federal troops to quell urban violence, but to protect who? The government should really be watching those white terrorist groups and not black folks. You have to read more about this:Hat tip to Raw Story, and also a Hat Tip and Shout Out to "Dale D" at Blog Talk Radio for the link to this Raw Story post about a newly leaked terrorism assessment from a law enforcement fusion center in Virginia. The Assessment shows that police and feds are targeting "historically black colleges" as "radicalization nodes" for terrorists. RAW STORY has published the entirety of the 215 page report, style="font-family:trebuchet ms;">available here in PDF format. From page 17:
Cross posted on African American Political Pundit.com