You Don’t Say..

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a fictional story about the murderer Derek Chauvin and upon hearing he was asking for leniency I thought about writing something else about him. He had the nerve to ask for probation. The prosecution is asking for thirty years. I mean he just intends to take full advantage of his white privilege. Well, I for one, just contributed to a GoFundme page trying to raise funds so they can build a Ivory soap factory next to his prison if you know what I mean.. so probations a hard no-no from me. The article was supposed to be about what type of life can a convicted police officer expect behind prison bars. After a little research I found out that he will probably be put in protective custody for the duration. According to some former inmates he will be housed with sex offenders and child molesters. The latter two are on the bottom rung of the social hierarchy in prison and according to the majority of ex-felons who have spoke on the subject, a convicted cop is two rungs below that. Because of their social status in prison, most sex offenders and child molesters are housed in protective units away from the general population. So for the time being the only thing he has to worry about is making sure he sleeps on his back and not worry about someone stabbing him fifty times with a shank made from hardened bird sh*t with a rusty toenail sticking out the top. They also say he won’t have to worry about his food being compromised because unlike in the old days, food preparation is done away from the dormitory area’s and the people transporting it don’t know until the last minute which dormitory their trays are going to. Not that it really matters... It’s a well known fact that if you had a choice of going to the “Klan Billy Beer Extravaganza featuring Night Fire and the Hangmen, or eating dinner in the local jail.. well let’s just say.. fellows can you loosen the rope a little bit.. Anyway, so hopefully for the next fifteen plus years, he will eat sleep and exercise in solitude behind bars. Now I know a lot of you are are wondering why did this author used the word “hopefully” in such a context and in the same sentence while referring to a man hated by our community on par with the mass murderer Dylan Roof? I mean you didn’t see the word cut, priest, missing, sex, dirt, bleed, rope, poisoned, found, lifegiving or some other verb in the sentence which would lead you to think we are on the same page. Well we are, but I just want to point out something one of the former inmates said. Once Chauvin gets to his designated prison, the warden of that facility will have enormous power over his disposition. The warden can even put him on indefinite work release. Warden Wonofus Too: “That’s right Derek, you can go out and work during the day and come back home to eat and sleep at night… aww shucks.. just come back on the weekends.” Still again, there may be sympathetic corrections officers or others overseeing his detention. Officer Shott Wonlastnite: Hey bro.. (throws up ok sign)..” we got you.. plenty of necks in here..” On the flip side the person who wrote about an indefinite work release also said that the correction officers overseeing him may be black… Officer Weegiten’u: Go down that dark hall and replace that broken light!!” Chauvin: “I can’t see it.. its too dark..” Somebody: “It’s over here.. or somehow a door got left open… and now..Warden Wonofus Too: No one is leaving this Mfer till I find out who left that door open… and don’t tell me he fell on that Afro pick combing his hair!!

“Oh my darling, Oh my darling, Ohhhh my darling Clementine.. followed Jethro to the Capitol… now you gonna do hard time…” It is alleged that one enterprising insurrectionist has come up with a novel new legal strategy she hopes will get her off from sharing a cell in Fed City with Knuckles N. Moore. Stephanie Baez, a 27 should know better year-old, told authorities she traveled to Washington, DC, in January to attend President Donald Trump’s “March To The Capitol And Burn It Down Rally…” okay.. she just said rally.. Anyway, the PoPo caught her just like they did all the rest… she posted pictures of herself breaking the law on every social media platform in the United States Of America. “This is me kicking down the doors of the Capitol and pissing on the Senate Minority leaders desk.. ” and here’s another one of me in that cute little cowboy hat with the tassels I got on sale at Marsh Lee’s, burning top secret documents that I stole out the VP’s safe on the second floor… DM me for more pics:>) “ lol.. but yeah she got caught in a video on Instagram. So what’s her strategy? Well Stephanie said she had the right to be there because she looked it up and the building was opened to visitors…
U.S Capitol
Normal Hours 8am-5pm Weekdays
Insurrection Hours: Whateva.
Cross Burnings 12am-1am
Closed Sat and Sunday – except for True Red Blooded, Bible Carrying, Gun Toting, Gawd Fearing Americans.. Yahoo!!
She was arrested and charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a building on restricted land without legal authorization with violent entry and disorderly conduct… Ohhhh my darling… Clementine..

If you thinking about vacationing in Hudson, Ohio.. don’t.. you not wanted there… We all know that Memorial Day was first celebrated by African American a few days after the Civil War ended in 1865 at Charleston South Carolina. There were at least 10,000 people in attendance. They gathered to honor 257 dead Union soldiers, whose remains they had re-buried from a mass grave at a Confederate prison camp. So back then there was a popular Union song called “John Brown’s Body.” Three thousand African American school aged children singing the song were carrying armfuls of flowers as they went about decorating the graves. I think the lyrics went something like this.. “Whipped yo ass like John Brown did.. Do da, do da, Tell yo mamma what I said…and don’t come back no more!!” I’m gonna have to research the lyrics.. I think that’s what they sanged :>) Naw I’m kidding.. but I am leaving a link to the real song “John Brown’s Body” and if you think you have heard it before… welcome to Appropriation 101. Anyway at this years Memorial celebration in Hudson, retired Army Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter  said as much and then “Bam!!”.. the microphone stopped working. “The first Memorial Day celebration was in Charleston, South Carolina… African Americans… (tap..tap.. tap..) hey there something wrong with the mike..” Okay he got a little bit further than that.. but yeah they cut him off while he tried to finished with how African Americans were the first to honor fallen heros. According to one report: “Cindy Suchan, president of the Hudson American Legion Auxiliary, declined to say who specifically turned down the volume, but said organizers wanted the portion cut out since it was “not relevant to our program for the day.” Suchan said she had reviewed the Colonel’s prepared speech a few weeks earlier and had asked him to edit sections of it. According to her he refused. So let me get this straight… How Memorial Day got started is not relevant to a Memorial Day celebration? So there you go putting raisins in the potato salad again… Suchan: I’m not a racist! I got a black cleaning gal! All I asked him to do was change the words African Americans to “a bunch of old slaves and dey gals” and children to “pickaninny’s.” What’s racist about that? Bertha be a sweetheart and bring me my brella.. it getting frightfully hot… thanks… no hold it.. so the sun don’t shine on me.. now where was I?..” yep that sounds like it could be her… As for the Ohio American Legion, well they are investigating and put out this statement: “We will investigate and take disciplinary action if needed. We deeply apologize for this matter and are launching a full investigation. We sincerely apologize for any harms caused and will hold those accountable once the facts are investigated.” This link will take you to the Colonel’s speech. This is the whole ceremony, but the Colonel comes on at 46:30.

In other news, Georgia’s Governor, Brian Kemp is pissing out the window again. He supported the Georgia Education Board in their resolution declaring among other things that 1.) The United States of America is not a racist country and 2.) The state of Georgia is not a racist state.” So we just gonna ignore the race riots all over the country last summer and we not gonna mention that Georgia’s state flag is based on the “First National Flag of the Confederacy” which was known as the Stars and Bars… no we gonna leave that alone for now. We are gonna focus on what brought this resolution about. Its the discussion on a doctrine called the Critical Race Theory. Now I like to pride myself on my knowledge of black history and the black experience, but I can’t hold a candle to these brilliant social thinkers who are probing the very essence of racism and its causes. I just got a certificate in Negrology and these people have PHd”s. Shid.. they talking about naming watermelon varieties after these folks! Yessiree… they race scientist! Ever hear of “white privilege”? Guess where that came from? Now many of us have a layman’s conception of what white privilege is.. that being that you are granted certain social and legal advantages based on your skin color. Okay, that’s cool for me, but let’s look at how Cheryl I. Harris and Gloria Ladson-Billings explain it, two law professors and adherents of the theory.. “White privilege is a notion of whiteness as property, whereby whiteness is the ultimate property that whites alone can possess; valuable just like property. In this sense, from the critical race theory perspective, the white skin that some Americans possess is akin to owning a piece of property, in that it grants privileges to the owner that a renter (in this case, a person of color) would not be afforded. The property functions of whiteness—i.e., rights to disposition; rights to use and enjoyment, reputation, and status property; and the absolute right to property—make the American dream more likely and attainable for whites.” Hot diggity dog!! … I ain’t buying nutting but Harris/Billings watermelons from now @!##$ on!!! So yeah Georgia got they hands full messing with those people. The Georgia resolution goes on to reject the idea that “an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, bears any responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex,” and “an individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race or sex.” Morally I can agree with this portion of your resolution in a perfect world.. but we do not live in a perfect world, especially when some of you as a members of the dominant social structure reap the rewards of the system set up by your members of the past and you refuse to disassemble the construct as it would do away with your advantages over the subservient classes. In addition they also say, “With respect to their relationship to American values, slavery and racism are anything other than deviations from, betrayals of, or failures to live up to, the authentic founding principles of the United States, which include liberty and equality.” A deviation? Give me a #@!! break… slaves built the building you signed the Constitution in!! We are not going to unpack any more of this as the room is filling up with BS and Georgia privilege. Kemp roll that damn window up! For a better understanding of what Critical Race Theory is and what is being proposed about it being taught in school, you can check out this interview with Okaikor Aryee Price, Professor of Early Childhood Education and member of Black Lives Matter School.

Finally I want to talk about the light of our lives.. no not Barrack and but a man named Lewis Howard Latimer. Latimore was born in 1848 right in the time of John Brown and Harriet Tubman. Fortunately his parents escaped from slavery in Virginia in 1842 and made their way to Massachusetts before he was born. But no good deed goes unpunished. Shortly after arriving his father was arrested by slave hunters. At his trial.. yep he had a trial, he was represented by  Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison. Most of us know about Douglas and as for Garrison, he was the pre-eminent white abolitionist of his day. “I will be as harsh as truth, and uncompromising as justice… I am in earnest, I will not equivocate, I will not excuse, I will not retreat a single inch, and I will be heard​.” -William LLoyd Garrison. They say it took twenty men to hang him from the tree in front of the slave auction house.. lol…I don’t know why I say things like that.. He died of kidney disease in 1879 in New York. Frederick Douglass delivered a memorial in Washington DC in which he said, “It was the glory of this man that he could stand alone with the truth, and calmly await the result.” Douglass died on February 20, 1895 at the age of seventy nine due to a heart attack and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York. Anyway remember when I said no good deed goes unpunished… When Latimer was 10, his mother decided to split the family after the Dred Scott decision ruled individual slaves needed to prove they had the consent of their owner in order to legally become free. This caused Lewis’s father, George Latimer, to flee for his family’s safety because he had nothing to prove he was free from enslavement. So, he fled in order to protect his family. After a stint in the Navy, Latimer got a job as an office boy for a patent agency. After a time someone noticed he had a talent for sketching patent drawings and Latimer was promoted to head draftsman earning $20.00 a week by 1872. That’s $ today’s money. Latimer married Mary Wilson Lewis in 1873 and they had two children. His grandchild, Gerald Latimer Norman, would eventually become an administrative law judge. Norman died in 1990. So why did I say Latimer was the light of our lives? Thomas Edison had a hell of a time making his light stay on. After years of experimentation he could only get them to last less than a day… yep the light bulb only stayed lit for half a day before you would have to replace it. Around the same time Edison was experimenting with his bulb so was Latimer. But it was Latimer who made the breakthrough. Latimer created a light bulb which would stay on for more than one day. He sold the patent to the US Electric Co. in 1881. Latimer had scores of patents and there is word on the street that it wasn’t Bell that invented the telephone, but Latimer. Latimer worked for Bell and their relationship would result in an esteemed career for Latimore and a lifelong friendship between both men. He died on December 11, 1928, at the age of 80 in East Flushing, Queens, New York.


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