Monday, July 21, 2008

Trying to Find a Way to Express Myself

You know, I can only write so much about Bush and the last seven years we've endured under his fascist regime.
Who would have known in 2000 that one could come up with a handful of worst case scenarios and Bush would eventually make them all come true?
Yes it's serious, folks, but I'm a little weary of reiterating, deconstructing and reconstructing what has occurred.
Sometimes it's just better to distill what we know into one catchy little ditty like this:

27 comments:

Dusty said...

That was awesome and I hate rap ;p

I will do my part to spread this around the internets..and of course give you your due for turning me on to it.

Karen, your still my mentor and I learn so much from you. Thank you for being here in the blogosphere! You kept me on a mostly even keel when it came to HRC..and lord knows I needed that!

Karen Zipdrive said...

I'm not big on rap either, but Mos Def and Eminem were kind enough to enunciate on this track.
Thanks for the kind words, Dusty. I imagine you're kinda missing Sen. Clinton about now, eh? I sure am.

mr bigstuff said...

awesome. can this tune be bought on any cd today? please respond. i came here from teambio. great blog.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Hi Mr.Big Stuff and thanks for stopping by.
The song is titled, "Tell the Truth" and it's a duet by Mos Def and Eminem, but I believe it's available on one of Def's CD's.
Sorry, but I don't know the exact title of the CD.

Dusty said...

Her vote on the FISA bill, and subsequent attempt to filibuster really said a lot to me about her character.

Obama's vote did too, although suffice it to say..it wasn't a positive feeling about him. ;p

kzip said...

Dusty, I fully believe in the months to come you'll find Hillary was a lot more like the candidate you were looking for.
Meanwhile, I'm glad to see our pander bear Obama is wowing them in the Middle East. We need some credibility restored up in there.

Anonymous said...

Nice way Mos Def advances his race by talking trashy ghetto talk. And then complains about racism when he is the one promoting it. What a loser.
Loverboy

karenzipdrive said...

Mos Def is definitely angry and expresses himself in what could be considered a crude way.
But I'm also angry and often express myself in a similar way.
I'm not trying to advance my race or gender or sexual orientation or any of that--I'm pissed at our fascist executive branch and I can relate to Mos Def's anger and the way he expresses it.
Angry musicians, writers and poets are often ahead of their time in expressing their angst in an non-conventional way.
Bob Dylan, Lenny Bruce, George Carlin...they were also considered losers in their day. But those motherfuckers' angry words make a lot of sense in retrospect.
Can ya dig it, bro?

Anonymous said...

Not at all. His anger is unfounded.
He is calling Bush a Nigga and a Motherfucker about something that he has no evidence to.
Loverboy
Let go of the anger. It's bad fer ya.

karenzipdrive said...

Oh, I think it's safe to call Bush a muthafucker and a nigga without having to tie either to just one event.
And honey, if you ain't angry, you haven't been paying attention to what that motherfucker Bush has been doing the last 7years.

Anonymous said...

And Obama is going to redeem us all. Praise Jesus!
Loverboy

karenzipdrive said...

Oh, I see now what you're getting at now, Loverboy.
You're trying to justify being a racist.
Take it somewhere else, KlanBoy.

mr bigstuff said...

anonymous,
all good writers write what they know in their own unique expressive ways. mos def uses such verbage to emphasize his point and not to define himself or others who happen to share his skin color. if the words motherfucker and nigger offend you or make you look down on the users of such, you might want to lighten up and experiment with recreational drugs. but be careful, if the police catch you doing such they might just call you a motherfucker while they slap the cuffs on. also, when you next post, i suggest on your sign off you insert the word "of" between lover and boy so that you may more realistically describe yourself.

Anonymous said...

Nice to show your Homophobia Mr Big.

"You're trying to justify being a racist'

Of course that is exactly what it is.Because you say it is.

What is racist about not liking music that promotes hatred and violence and if you don't think so look at the rappers who have been killed over rivalry. And Mos Def is not concerned about that yet promotes more of it? It's like the only option he translates to young people is to rap. and call each other "N" and "MF". Honey that and a token will get you a ride on the subway. It's too bad that hip hop was taken to the level of Gangsta Rap that promotes this. Of course you will deny it but that is a sad truth.
Even the 60's hippies grew up.

If that's racist well then I may as well just keep my mother fuckin thoughts to myself.


Hundreds of thousands were at Woodstock and no violence.
LB
Anyway thank you for my letting me express here.

karenzipdrive said...

Instead of blaming rap performers and gang members for their anger, perhaps you can ponder why white men have for generations provided wholesale street drugs and liquor stores on every block to Black communities.
If you think all that crack came from entrepenurial ghetto dwellers, first ask yourself how they financed the hundreds of thousands it takes to get the cocaine into America in the first place.

Anonymous said...

There are liquor stores on just as many street corners in white neighborhoods and is just as easy to get any drug.
The only difference is the parents aren't doing them.
LB
No one is twisting anyone's arm.

karenzipdrive said...

Loverboy, you need to look up some statistics and see the disproportionate number of liquor stores in ghettos and barrios in the U.S.
You also need to check on drug usage statistics.
It's fine with me if you have such an obvious bias against Blacks, just don't try to pass it off as something besides innate racism.
One really has to view things from a sociological aspect before they start making such black and white (pardon the pun) observations.
Bush's ridiculous "No child left behind" is a great place to start. Unfunded mandates that purport to raise up the disadvantaged are just words without action.
Then look at how Bush reacted to Katrina. Hell, it was just a bunch of po' black folks-fuck them, they aren't in Bush's base and they don't contribute $ to politicians.
If you don't get that America has a historical record of racial bias, then you don't get much, friend-o.
We citizens are either part of the problem or the solution.
Which are you?

Anonymous said...

I saw Katrina as a local problem run by a democratic government who's job as first responders was to get this ready for a disaster they knew it was coming but once the floods came and roads were blocked and people that should have been evacuated weren't was alot tougher to get to with boats and helicopters.How easy do you think that shoud have been to rescue 100,000 stranded people with no access to roads?

The Superdome which they could stock for 50,000 sports fans they couldn't even supply any water. WTF was that?

And to blame Bush as it being a racist thing was meant to tarnish a make him look bad which was totally unfair.
Amazing how we don't hear how bad the floods in Iowa were because that state did the right thing for it's citizens.
I felt really bad for Katrina victims and the media and the Bush haters made it more difficult to focus on the what needed to be done because all they did was portray Bush as a racist hating Blacks.
What is the solution? To keep making excuses or to take some responsibilty and stop blaming everyone else How many more years are we going to have to take the blame? Another 50? When does it ever stop? I am not racist as a matter of fact I had a black friend
and all she did was complain about black men and how lazy they are. And how they would show up at the door the 5th of every month with their hand out for some of the government money the mother of his so called kids were getting.
I just think it's unfair how you portray Bush as saying it was onl po' black folks.
How many countries would supply housing for 2 years and food and medical for what 100,000 people or so?
That was a huge undertaking which maybe you'd better research a little more instead of going on the asumption it was all about race,as usual.
LB

karenzipdrive said...

Rather than argue with you and your Fox News sensibilities, suffice it to say I realize you like to have the last word. So take it, then please move on to someone else's blog where your Bushian views are more welcome.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great year.

dguzman said...

Sheesh, way to stir up the wackos, Zip!

I don't like rap either, but as you said--that was a clearly enunciated pronouncement of righteous anger at BushCo and all he's done to fuck us all. Nice find, Zip.

Anonymous said...

Fox news has nothing to do with my opinions but don't you just hate that we are allowed to hear other views instead of the left views?
I guess you are done with that debate just like Al Gore said the debate is over on Global Warming.

He said it and we have to take it and suck it up.
LB

bigsis said...

Zip, don't waste your time trying to reason with someone who is part of the 28% fringe minority that thinks Bush is doing a great job. The lowest rated president in the history or our country and anonymous is still defending him.

Anon, you don't get it and you never will, so do yourself a favor and stop talking because the vast majority of US citizens think people like you are nuts.

karenzipdrive said...

Oh, I know, Sis.
The moment this 28 percenter implied that global warming was still a matter of debate made the conversation a big fat game, set, match.
A lot of these neo-cons love to argue just to get attention, even if it's negative.
I'll bet he's the kind of guy who'd root for the other team if his hometown team was playing in the Superbowl, just to get noticed.
I know of no liberals or moderates who haunt conservative and neo-con blogs so they can argue.
But these racist, close-minded kinds of right-wing blowhards have the same sense of entitlement guys like Bush have.
They persist until someone tells them to fuck off, then they get all puffed up and say stuff like, "Oh my, that was a very ignorant response."
The only fun in engaging people like this is knowing that everyone else reading the exchange is laughing as hard as I am.

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Karen Zipdrive said...

Courtesy and patience are wasted on those who overstay their welcome.
Being full of shit is no crime, but expecting decent people to have to keep smelling it should be.
You're done here, Lover Boy.
Buh Bye!

Dusty said...

Hater Boy,

If your so hellbent on getting your 'say' why don't you take your candy ass over to Blogger and get one of these free Blogs for yourself.

Nah, you would rather troll around the internets playing the fool.

Karen, I fail to see the humor or educational benefit to allowing this Hater Boy a forum for his fuckwitted mind games.

It only encourages them to continue. He needs a timeout and thats why I use haloscan..you can ban the assholes IP address.

karenzipdrive said...

Dusty,
As you can see I deleted his last soliloquy and told him his commenting rights have ended.
I believe in the First Amendment, but if I want to read his brand of neo-con horseshit, I suspect Fox News has a blog.