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Q’Anon, the Black Cowboy & A Conspiracy Already In Progress

Bass Reeves, first black U.S. deputy marshal in the Indian territories, working under “Hanging Judge” Isaac Parker.

It’s from my mom that I got my love of western movies and film.  An avid viewer of “shootemups” in all forms, she’d captivate me with her knowledge of stars from movie serials she’d seen as a young girl; the

same shorts that were making the rerun rounds on television.  But it was my dad who filled out the untold story of the black cowboy for me.

Like any child, I wondered about who I was, who we were in reference to what I saw on tv as the depictions of blacks, any type of black people, was very limited at the time.  From him, I first heard about Nat Love, a quintessential cowboy figure, and Bill Pickett, the inventor of bulldogging, a version of modern rodeo steer wrestling.

I thought about that and both of them listening to a commercial on MeTv for their Saturday western roundup; an entire day of programming.  And since I now know that 1 in 4 American cowboys were black, I couldn’t help but marvel at the slick and subtle manner in which you can not only eradicate the accomplishments of an entire group of people but at the same time reinforce that extinction at the societal level . Continue reading

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Those un-cashable wolf checks Trump has sold America

Let’s be clear; by “America” I mean, white America, unfortunately.  Continue reading

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There was a time when bullsh*t walked. It’s just not today.

It would probably be too dire of me to ask if everybody knew what the truth was.  So, I’ll take a different tact.

We all know or knew of a person, either we went to school with someone, worked on the job with someone or was in the military, especially in the military with someone like that, who at the end of the day was really full of shit.  We accept them for what and who they are; we acknowledge that they lie but because they may be part of our circle, we tolerate them; even at times enjoying their company.  But always, we recognize that what they’re selling is a bunch of fake.  We derisively yet jokingly say, “That mother%*cker can’t be relied on” or words to that effect. They’re not necessarily friends but yet sometimes more than acquaintances.  Continue reading

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Different & the Black Teflon that Enables Him

Everyone’s commenting on the development of Different and even I have to admit that he appears to be growing into his job.  The change in confidence began when he made the announcement to the Press about the termination of embattled Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; the impromptu conference as he was boarding MAR1.  He looked “presidential” answering questions, not seemingly from an earlier written and arranged script and doing so without flying ad lib as we’ve seen him do previously and recently.  Yet his timely, positional acclimation shouldn’t calm our fears. Let me tell you why.

That’s because no one seems to understand the depths of how low Different is willing to go.  And that’s because no one takes him for his word.  We’ve come to accept his lies as hyperbolic affirmations, choosing to err on the side of comedy rather than tragedy.  On the other hand, we should believe, understand and take literally everything that Different says; every bleeping thing.  Continue reading

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Death of the EPA & the Birth of CONTROL

When you look at what’s going on in the Trump White House, at times it reads like a spy thriller, including foreign locales, exotic women with names to match and an intricate story that, in the end as many espionage plots go, will wind up being about larceny, albeit on a global scale with the theft of security and ideals as much as money.   Except the central character of the Trump White House saga, with its bare-bones staff (still, how many positions to be filled?) is nothing like the serious and capable protagonists of a Clancy or Ludlum piece.  With his quirky and semi-comedic mismanagement style, it’s more a plot-device worthy of Matt Helms or Remo Williams, at least I’d thought originally.  Then along came Scott Pruitt and I got smart. Continue reading

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