by Lavern Merriweather:
If I were a lot more computer tech savvy, then I could provide links to the two stories that my commentary is based on. All I can say is that the first video is available on the YouTube and TMZ websites. So you might be able to find them there.
It features a stand-up routine by Mexican comedian George Lopez where after hearing a stupid and racist joke, a black lady in the audience begins to heckle him. He then goes full Michael Richards on her by hurling insult after insult. Then tells her to leave which she eventually does.
For the record, I can’t stand Lopez. I have never found him funny, and his ABC TV show from a decade or so ago was completely abysmal. That being said, it doesn’t surprise me why he is in such hot water for what he said and how he treated this lady. Lopez made a crack that two rules in a Mexican house is not to park in front of the house and don’t marry anybody black. The latter obviously touched a nerve.
Let’s get one thing perfectly clear here. This fugly as hell, balloon faced, fat, stupid, annoying asshole could not get a black woman if he walked naked through Harlem with 100 dollar bills strapped to his bloated body. Granted, I wouldn’t want this sorry ass sack of shit if he were the last man on Earth.
However, that is not the point. This same prick and other Hispanic people are very quick to demand that black people stand with them whenever they get offended by a white person, namely Donald Trump in last year’s election, as Agent Orange went off on the Mexican-American populous. Their first response was that tired old line: if this were the blacks.
Okay, here’s the myriad of problems I have with that statement: First of all, those fuckers say that as if negative comments towards Negroes by white people just doesn’t occur anymore in the modern era. Second, most of the people saying that have never done a damn thing to have our back when a white person DOES say something dumb or prejudice against us. And third, most of the people whining are just as bigoted as their white counterparts.
The rare time that this so called “black/brown” coalition is even a factor is when it suits their needs alone. Not one Hispanic or Latino group speaks of banding together with blacks when there is no white attacker putting them on the defensive. In fac,t it’s the exact opposite. They are reveling in whatever hate filled rant a white pinhead is distilling on African-Americans to their little hearts content.
Bottom line, many people of other races feel that what’s ours is theirs but what’s theirs is theirs, and damn any arguments to the contrary. Lopez is the typical house Spic and yes I am using that word and I don’t give two fucks who I upset. You know why, because that fuckwad didn’t care about who he pissed off at the expense of his shitty little joke. He is the type to side with whitey every chance he gets, but cries for his black “brothers” when that same whitey turns their anger on him. Not this time, bitch. As my man Tariq Nasheed of the brilliant internet musings stated, “Hold your own nuts”.
Now of course, there will be those dumb ass fools who will still come to the defense of a no-talent hack like Lopez as will some very stupid black people believe that we have an unspoken camaraderie with anyone not white in the USA. Those people can have Lopez and his ilk, because I will not be getting down at that party. Too damn many times black people have had this rainbow idea nonsense without seeing many of these folks for who they really are, and that they are fucking opportunists. Since Trump and his minions are the ones threatening to deport those of a browner hue, then why is this fat fuck jag-off going after black people, because he thinks we are an easier target? That is exactly why this little shit did that; he is using the path of least resistance like any true bully. Don’t target the one who can kick your ass. Instead, go for the one who you imagine is weaker than you.
I got news for you George, the only weak punk around here is you, buddy boy. Your comedy is shit, and you are as worthless as the dog poop that I scrape off my damn shoe. For those who want to claim what if the situation was reversed, I can tell you right now without hesitation that if a black male such as Dave Chappelle or Eddie Murphy said something mean spirited about Mexicans, they would be getting criticized day and night. They sure as hell wouldn’t have that irritating rat bastard Lopez saying it’s just a joke, that people are being too sensitive or that we need to get over it. You know the very same shit they utter when a black person gets ribbed unfairly by some pissy little bitch trying to make himself more popular with the “cool kids”, or in this case white people.
It’s no secret that Lopez and countless other brown skinned people want mad love from white mommy and daddy. They are full on wannabes until the white father punishes them then they have the gall to expect that black folks will be there to dry their tears. And for those who try and compare this to the Katt Williams incident where he got into it with a male heckler that was Mexican, spare me the false equivalents. While I am not a fan of Mr. Williams, this is hardly what you could call the same thing in the slightest. Mr. Williams was reacting to some pissant that yelled out “Fuck America” by questioning why the hell he would stay in a land that he supposedly despises so much. That is a very fair question.
Yet, when asked, that dickweed started berating Mr. Williams with the constant barrage of the n-word. Now, I have seen the entire video of the Williams verbal altercation, and not once did he resort to calling that jerk a racial slur. But best believe, the n-word flew fast and furious out of his opponent’s mouth multiple times. So how the fuck can you say it’s similar?
That’s the thing. It ain’t at all, and they know it. They just need something to point fingers at so they don’t look like the bad guy. Well, tough shit.
Mr. Williams did not engage ever in his career in making mockery of Mexicans, Latinos or any other ethnic group while Lopez has been on some anti-black racist fuckery for some time now as anybody who saw his failed late night talk show can attest. He doesn’t seem to recall that his sucking on white daddy dick and worshipping at the whiteness church didn’t secure his dumbass a job on either ABC or TBS. Both of those shows got replaced by white guys. So much for telling your kids not to bring home Shaniqua, huh asshole?
Guess what prick, that is the precisely what white parents are telling their kids about Juanita.
To those who say, well he was just being honest about how a lot of Mexicans feel about black people regardless, what he said was beyond moronic and fucked up. And another thing, how can it also be his true feelings at the same time? Either it was just a joke or that fucker actually told on himself. Don’t forget, when it comes to racism towards Negroes, most gutless pigs like Lopez will use their so-called comedy as a shield as a way to say, “Hey, I’m not disrespecting you, not in the least. So, I hope you will notice anyway.”
Also don’t give me that malarkey about not knowing how to handle a heckler or this shithead being frustrated by being interrupted. Lopez is not a youthful man, and he has been in the game for a long ass time. There are plenty of ways he could have answered that woman without resorting to swear words. The fucker was probably angry that she wasn’t going to just sit there and tolerate his being a total dick. She paid her money like everybody else did, and last time I checked, the whole issue of freedom of speech goes both ways. This is why I can not – to this day – understand what black folks see in people of other races as bed partners or pretend allies. I can wholeheartedly state that whatever words they say in solidarity with us are fake bullshit. Those people wouldn’t know a genuine thought if it bit them in their brown lard asses. They’re like Asians, buy very much into their ranking on the White American Totem Pole of Minorities, believing that pure crap about working harder than anybody else.
That’s funny, because I could have sworn not so long ago white people thought they were just as lazy as we are. Yet now, all of a sudden they either have become more appealing in white people’s eyes, or that they are just a tad better than them super darkies over there. Don’t get it twisted Paco. No matter how much you trample on black people to get to Susan and Steve, Donald Trump still wants to build an extremely expensive wall to keep your asses out. Not us. So whatever delusions you have about black people coming to your rescue should end effective immediately. I don’t give a rat’s ass about your plight, particularly since that shitbag Lopez thought it would be so hilarious to demonize us.
He’s not the only one. Carlos Mencia is another asswipe that I have mentioned as to why black people should want zero alliances with Hispanics. Hell, I have said in previous commentaries that the notion black people have anything even remotely resembling an ally with any other group of non-white people in America is a myth. Maybe a hard truth to hear, but a truth nonetheless. As the esteemed Mr. Umar Johnson once uttered, “Black people have no friends. Plus we don’t owe anybody shit!!” A whole lot of people benefitted from the sheer and utter brutality black people dealt with in the quest for equality with no help from anyone else. And not even so much as a thank you. Now, we have douchebags like Lopez who want to take cheap shots at every turn to make himself higher on the food chain of race in the United States.
This brings me to another infamous viral occurrence that surfaced on the world wide web. A video of an elderly Korean woman being sucker punched and knocked to the ground by a young white woman surfaced recently. The lady is 83 years-old. Still, that was not enough apparently to garner respect from this immature white female. However, I have no sympathy whatsoever for this Korean female despite her laying on the ground bleeding.
When Peter Liang shot and killed Aoki Gurley for no damn good reason the Asian community came out in support of that thug. They marched with protest signs blazing, decrying that Liang did nothing wrong even when he disobeyed orders to stand down. So a white hefffa’s wrath directed at a woman of the Asian persuasion is of no concern to me. Let those bitches who called for the acquittal of Peter Liang come to her aide. And let any Mexican person know from now on that if Trump wants to erect an obstruction to prevent them from coming into this country however they please is perfectly okay with me. You want to brag about how big your balls are? Well then, hold them your damn selves you hypocritical, two-faced, sneaky little shits.
It isn’t often you hear about the accomplishments and historical moments of our LGBT brothas and sistas during this time of year. So, I felt that it’s time to help give them their due and making history, black history.
As with my previous BHM article, the list will feature a few notable and brief mentions. Please check out more information on these and other black LGBT history makers and prominent individuals.
Alice Walker – Civil rights icon and author of The Color Purple for which she won a Pulitzer Prize.
Patrik Ian Polk – An openly gay film director who is known for his films on the African American LGBT experience and relationships.
Kye Allums – The first Division I openly transgender athlete in NCAA sports history. Today, Kye is a transgender advocate and the founder of Project I Am Enough, a project dedicated to encouraging self-love & self-definition for everyone.
James Baldwin – Writer of Giovanni’s Room, lived most of his life as an expatriate in Paris where he attempted to escape American prejudice towards blacks and gay individuals, overall celebrated civil rights icon.
Simon Nkoli – An openly gay black South African political activist, formed the Saturday Group, the first black gay group in all of Africa.
Wanda Sykes – Comedian, actress, gay rights activist.
Kylar Broadus – The first transgender person ever to testify before the US Senate when he spoke in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
Darren Young – Openly gay WWE wrestler.
Robin Roberts – Television Broadcaster, an anchor on ABC’s Good Morning America.
Next up, Black History Month: The Gentlemen’s Club
From the New York Times:
Mary Tyler Moore, whose witty and graceful performances on two top-rated television shows in the 1960s and ’70s helped define a new vision of American womanhood, died on Wednesday in Greenwich, Conn. She was 80.
Her family said her death, at Greenwich Hospital, was caused by cardiopulmonary arrest after she had contracted pneumonia.
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From ABC News:
Alan Thicke, the actor best-known for his starring role in the 1980s sitcom “Growing Pains,” died Tuesday at age 69.
Thicke’s publicist confirmed his death to ABC News. A publicist for Thicke’s son, Robin, said the actor suffered a heart attack in Los Angeles.
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Ron Glass, a prolific TV actor known for playing Ron Harris in the sitcom “Barney Miller” and Shepherd Derrial Book in “Firefly,” has died. He was 71.
The actor’s rep confirmed the death to Variety, but had no further details regarding the cause or location.
Glass was born in Evansville, Ind. and went on to study drama and literature at the University of Evansville. He began his career in Hollywood in episodes of “Sanford and Son,” “Hawaii Five-O” and “All in the Family” in the early ’70s.
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From NBC News:
Florence Henderson, who wrangled six unruly kids in a blended family on TV’s “The Brady Bunch,” died Thursday night. She was 82.
Kayla Pressman, Henderson’s manager, said the actress died of heart failure surrounded by family and friends in Los Angeles.
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By Lavern Merriweather:
As much as I can’t stand Tina Fey, I really should be thanking her. She has once again proven my point as to why I have an issue with white folks that cry ‘freedom of speech’ while denouncing political correctness. They are the most hypocritical and two-faced assholes on planet Earth.
Tina recently boasted that this nation has become too apologetic. So she plans to opt out of it. She says that, because she took a lot of heat for an episode of a Netflix TV show which she writes and produces. In the show Jane Krakowski, who is a white woman, decides to forgo her Native American heritage at the urging of friends and family. As one can imagine, many Native groups are up in arms about this. Yet Tina feels that her entitled privilege shields her from such criticism. She would rather be a stuck-up arrogant asshole than a real human being.
Funny considering she is the very SAME woman that almost got black comedian Tracy Morgan fired from her other show “30 Rock”. Seems little Miss Tina didn’t like the comments Tracy made about what he would do if he found out that his son were gay. Although what Tracy said was disturbing and somewhat creepy, that still doesn’t give her the right to attack him for his comments when she doesn’t have to play by her own rules. She demanded that he apologize. But once someone is insulted by what she puts out there, they can kiss her snotty white behind.
On top of her hypocrisy is her hypocrisy drenched in racism. Tina stayed silent when fellow co-star of Rock Alec Baldwin also made an exceedingly bigoted and offensive comment about a gay entertainment writer. I understand and agree that Alec had a right to be pissed, because the guy went after his wife with a story that was completely fabricated. However, the same white folk brigade defending gay folks from Negroes is forever quiet when the vitriol comes from the mouth of a famous white male. Tina didn’t utter a damn peep about Alec needing to say sorry to gay folks, nor did she write an open letter about how important a resource the gay people on staff were. That diatribe was reserved solely for the black man as is much of the vilifying from white people in the media who supposedly love gays so much only to continue to affirm that what they truly love is being racist rotten asswipes. Which is exactly what Tina is,
It’s no surprise that the Fake Noise types on Laura Ingraham’s Facebook page were cheering on phony Fey. They were saying ‘good for her’, oblivious to the fact that she cried foul when she didn’t appreciate what was stated by Tracy Morgan, just more evidence that many white folks like to preach one thing while they practice another. What they really mean by ‘freedom of speech’ is anything spoken that doesn’t offend my bigoted, selective, huckster ass. Fey like that other insufferable, woefully unfunny heffa Amy Poehler love to bemoan sexism and homophobia all while happily enjoying their lily colored privilege.
Author Neil Gaiman, who is a favorite of mine and wrote the hit best-seller “Coraline” which became a hit movie, said something great and profound. He stated, and I agree, that if you replace the words political correctness with respecting people then that conversation would change drastically. I tried it myself and he’s absolutely right, particularly when it comes to those folks who praise the notion that everyone’s feelings but theirs are fair game, especially Fey, who really had nothing more propelling her career than her Sarah Palin shtick which has gotten old and tiresome.
If those who bitch about freedom of speech want to have distinctions that benefit them alone, then they should say that from Jump Street, instead of falsely implying that they are speaking on behalf of everyone. The worst part of their selective ideas about freedom of speech are the Negroes that never hold their feet to the carpet regardless of how blatant white people have been allowed for decades to get away with being so absolutely full of shit. While in the meantime POC’s, are expected to just shrug their shoulders and mutter “the ways of white folks” as if this were still 1922, and the world was one big never-ending live action minstrel show.
I say damn that. Neither Fey nor any other white person can think that the very guidelines they set forth should be diverted for their one edification. And no Tina, being a second class citizen yourself doesn’t absolve you of your involvement in degrading of non-white folks. If anything, she of all people should understand why those at the bottom feel so insulted. However, she obviously prefers to let her skin advantage do all the talking.
The bullying “do as I say not as I do” mindset of racist white people, even hipster racists, should no longer be tolerated. Since they don’t like us people of color defending ourselves, stop saying disrespectful shit to make us angry. Either stand by what you say and be consistent, or shut the fuck up and leave us alone.
It’s practically a full year since the public was reminded of Bill Cosby’s horrendous rape allegations via a comedy routine by Hannibal Burress. I’d say it’s a done deal that his sterling silver reputation is unsalvageable as it seems that every new month or so, one or two more accusers emerge to say that the puddin’ pop authority and respectable politics advocate raped them.
Recently, it’s been made abundantly clear how far the Cos has fallen as Ebony’s recent issue’s cover displays a shattered image of the cast of the beloved Cosby Show with a huge hole over Cosby’s face. The cover alone has caused quite a stir on and offline. Half the people support the cover, while the other half is disgusted by it as they still believe that Cosby is the innocent victim in all this. And the ones who are at fault, according to them, are the 50-plus women.
It’s easy to see why people hold dear to the Cosby Show’s legacy despite the current hurricane of rape allegations. It showed America a different side of black America, the side that is rarely seen if not imagined. The Cosby Show was about a successful black family living the American dream. Some of the problems, including racism, didn’t exist in that universe. In a way, it showed that black people can indeed “make it”, and that racism was a thing of the past during the administration of perhaps one of America’s most racist presidents.
Some black folks look to the Cosby Show as the Holy Grail of television. They consider it as the blueprint for positive black imagery hardly seen on television back then and in small doses today. And the Huxtables were seen as the anti-stereotype of the way black people, families especially, were seen in the white-owned media.
But the actors behind the show are real people, and with ole’ Bill’s past springing up and Raven Simone’s “New Black-isms”, especially her recent hang up about not hiring black folks with black-sounding names, some of them are quite dysfunctional.
I often hear from Cosby’s defenders why must these allegations surface now? I often ask why not now? Perhaps it has something to do with the current racial climate. With Black Lives Matter still rolling and black lives continue to be taken by law enforcement, it’s a safe bet that Cosby’s rape allegations are not helping in any way.
Many people feel that these allegations of rape against Cosby is shaming black America. Some people feel that black America’s image is tarnished because of it. They hate hearing about it, especially when a new accuser pops up, because it perpetuates the stereotype of the black male rapist, a stereotype among many, that black people struggle to get rid of. Bill Cosby helped to turn the stereotype into a reality in the worst way. In my mind, we should be furious at him, not try to defend him. The fact is many black folks believe in respectability politics, the kind Cosby used to preach, more or less, and with that, you would think they would be pissed off at Cosby for becoming America’s famous serial rapist instead victim blaming the women.
I admit. I struggle with this everyday. I wonder how Cosby’s rape allegations would impact black America as we are all collectively judged by individual screw-ups. I wonder how it would impact his shows’ legacy. After all, he’s not just famous for the Cosby Show. There’s also Fat Albert and I Spy, to name a couple. Can those shows see the light of day again on the small screen, or should they be buried along with the love and admiration people had for Cosby? And I wonder what will become of all the parties involved. What will become of the women? What will become of the Cosby family? How will society as a whole handle rape and sexual assault after this? Will it change for the better, for worse or not change at all?
I know there are some of you who still support Cosby throughout this whole crisis, and I respect that. I don’t know if he is worthy of any support. I no longer became much of a fan after his infamous Pound Cake Speech. As conversations are ignited and will likely remain lit up for some time in the future, we must look at the gender-based and racial angles throughout this whole saga. Only by asking uneasy questions would we on the road to healing.