Okay Barack: Show’em Your Black Side

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” – Mike Tyson Last spring my twin sons were learning how to identify coins in their kindergarten class.  I was excited to help them, so I pulled out a bunch of change from my pocket and started explaining who all the Presidents were onContinue reading “Okay Barack: Show’em Your Black Side”

It’s a Party, But Not a Game: Why I’m not voting for Obama

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” ~ Mark Twain When it’s all said and done, I’ll blame my Presidential vote on Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa being such a horrible party host.  When I tuned into the DNC’s big convention party, I was rudelyContinue reading “It’s a Party, But Not a Game: Why I’m not voting for Obama”

4 Things about the RNC Convention

I had fun watching the RNC Convention.  It was a welcome distraction from the late nights of work I had, and was as disturbing, jingoistic, xenophobic and factually incorrect as I suspected. Their most popular positive talking points were, “God is real”, “hard work pays off”, and “love your family”.  Three things no one inContinue reading “4 Things about the RNC Convention”

Election 2012, Jesus v Darwin

Let’s get ready to rumble!  In this corner we have the “Grand Ol’ Party”, the people who brought you Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan.  The party responsible for preserving the Union and shifting all the money and power to the top of it.  Representing them is the richest man to ever run for president andContinue reading “Election 2012, Jesus v Darwin”

Bomani on NPR’s “Face the Nation

Poet and satirist Bomani Armah talks about his Washington Post op-ed, “Okay, Barack. Now Show ‘Em Your White Side.” Obama is “black enough,” Armah writes. “We need to start stressing the idea that his universal appeal is partly due to his being white, like all the presidents before him.” Check out the full interview here.