Monday, November 10, 2008

DMX on Obama

So I know I should have posted this a long time ago. Loyal readers, I'm sorry I let you down.

Back from a xxl interview in March The whole thing is here.

(xxl)Are you following the presidential race?
(DMX)Not at all.

You’re not? You know there’s a Black guy running, Barack Obama and then there’s Hillary Clinton.
His name is Barack?!

Barack Obama, yeah.

What the fuck is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa?

Yeah, his dad is from Kenya.
Barack Obama?

What the fuck?! That ain’t no fuckin’ name, yo. That ain’t that nigga’s name. You can’t be serious. Barack Obama. Get the fuck outta here.

You’re telling me you haven’t heard about him before.
I ain’t really paying much attention.

I mean, it’s pretty big if a Black…
Wow, Barack! The nigga’s name is Barack. Barack? Nigga named Barack Obama. What the fuck, man?! Is he serious? That ain’t his fuckin’ name. Ima tell this nigga when I see him, “Stop that bullshit. Stop that bullshit” [laughs] “That ain’t your fuckin’ name.” Your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack.

So you’re not following the race. You can’t vote right?

Is that why you’re not following it?
No, because it’s just—it doesn’t matter. They’re gonna do what they’re gonna do. It doesn’t really make a difference. These are the last years.

But it would be pretty big if we had a first Black president. That would be huge.
I mean, I guess…. What, they gon’ give a dog a bone? There you go. Ooh, we have a Black president now. They should’ve done that shit a long time ago, we wouldn’t be in the fuckin’ position we in now. With world war coming up right now. They done fucked this shit up then give it to the Black people, “Here you take it. Take my mess.”

Right, exactly.
It’s all a fuckin’ setup. It’s all a setup. All fuckin’ bullshit. All bullshit. I don’t give a fuck about none of that.

We could have a female president also, Hillary Clinton.
I mean, either way it doesn’t matter. I don’t care. No one person is directly affected by which president, you know, so what does it matter.

Yeah, but the country is.
I guess. The president is a puppet anyway. The president don’t make no damn decisions.

The president…they don’t have that much authority basically?
Nah, never.

But Bush pretty much…
You think Bush is making fuckin’ decisions?

He did, yeah, he fucked up the country.
He act like he making decisions. He could barely speak! He could barely fuckin’ speak!
Can’t be serious. He ain’t making no damn decisions.

Well Barack has a good chance of winning so that might be something.
Good for him, good for him.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Ralph Nader -- Still an Asshole

"To put it very simply, he is our first African American president; or he will be. And we wish him well. But his choice, basically, is whether he's going to be Uncle Sam for the people of this country, or Uncle Tom for the giant corporations."


Yep, on the eve of our historic election, before the day even passed, Ralph "1/16 Lebanese so vote for me" Nader calls Barrack Obama an Uncle Tom. Yeah, there may be some context, but still, phrase your shit different son.

Here's the youtube clip where he is given a chance to clarify what he meant, but chooses to meander about the corporations, and all the things Obama has done for all the corporations and how there are these evil corporations and this magazine your should read called adbusters and how adbusters talks about the corporations and how these corporations will kill you and eat your child and did you read the Chomsky book where he writes about how the corporations flew the planes into the towers because Zinn had warned America but we didn't listen because the corporations were deafening us with their money? He is asked if he wanted to phrase his uncle tom thing differently, but of course, Ralph "the hater" Nader said no, because the corporations I'm guessing made him into an asshole.

Dude interviewing him is shocked.

Here is Thomas Friedman's Op ed piece. In it he asks, "Obama will always be our first black president. But can he be one of our few great presidents?" I think this is a much more appropriate way of phrasing Nader's nonsense.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

2008 Election