Posts Tagged ‘Bush

05
Aug
08

Election 2008: The Pots Calling the Kettle ‘Uppity’

Sam and I were listening to NPR this weekend when we heard a woman say, “I am sick and tired that every black man with an education is called ‘uppity,'” or something pretty close to that.

We guffawed in total agreement. Show me a white Ivy Leaguer who has been labeled as such. It may be my upbringing in the south, but uppity has always been understood as a code word; always the adjective that precedes a very specific epithet. If I know this, then you know the McCain camp does.

Online Etymology Dictionary:

uppity
1880, from up; originally used by blacks of other blacks felt to be too self-assertive (first recorded use is in “Uncle Remus”). The parallel British variant uppish (1678) originally meant “lavish;” the sense of “conceited, arrogant” being first recorded 1734. Continue reading ‘Election 2008: The Pots Calling the Kettle ‘Uppity’’

05
Feb
08

Hillary Clinton is to Heath Ledger as Bill Clinton is to Ennis Del Mar

hillarypainting.jpgHillary Clinton is to Heath Ledger as Bill Clinton is to Ennis Del Mar.

We were sad about the loss of Heath Ledger. We were really mourning the loss of Ennis.

I’m not so much about Hillary, as much as I am about the return to a Clinton White House. Like many, I’m down with any “Billness” that we can bring back to this country – blow jobs and all. Life was good then.

Continue reading ‘Hillary Clinton is to Heath Ledger as Bill Clinton is to Ennis Del Mar’

22
Oct
07

More Love, Less Bush.

Blogging. As my friend Paul puts it, “Because what the world needs is yet another opinion.” Another criticism. Another review. We’ve been to Paris. We’ve seen Britney’s kids, and where they came from. Enough. More love. Less Bush.

Lovesick Billy is about love, an exploration of it and all of its manifestations: photos of stolen kisses, brotherly love, charitable love, love dilemmas – yours and mine, gain, loss, and everything in between.

A friend who constantly complains about being single, said to me once, “You’re like all the rest of my friends, single for about twenty minutes.”

“So maybe you should be doing what I’m doing,” I replied.

I have been very lucky in love. Always. The best rules are the rules that work best for you, not your well-meaning friends or family. We usually know what’s best for us, unless it’s not working, and then second opinions can help – but honest ones, and those are hard to come by.

Lovesick Billy is a source for honest insight into matters of love. Because that’s what the world needs now.




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