Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Bsi 1,318.31 -49.51 -3.62

It's getting ugly out there people.

Who looks for a job in the newspaper anymore?


Black American's Collective Comprehension of Satire (BACCS)    5.67 +.65 +11.46%

Backdoor gains after making it onto the losers column on July, 18 brought about by another group's not understanding metaphor, as advocates for the blind protest the new movie "Blindness"... you know, the one based on the Nobel prize winning allegory.
"The National Federation of the Blind condemns and deplores this film, which will do substantial harm to the blind of America and the world. Blind people in this film are portrayed as incompetent, filthy, vicious, and depraved. They are unable to do even the simplest things like dressing, bathing, and finding the bathroom. The truth is that blind people regularly do all of the same things that sighted people do."
Perhaps this is because the characters in the book/movie aren't blind, but are rather, suddenly struck with blindness.  Despite the title, it has nothing to do with THE BLIND.  It's good to know we're not the only people who sometimes don't get it.

Yeah, we talking about you, Jesse!


Black Period Pieces  (BPP) 9.24 -2.56 -21.69

It seems there are three types of black films being made today.  Tyler Perry movies, Gangsta/Hood movies, and feel good period pieces (anything set in the past with overt racism and/or a Motown soundtrack).

Love football.  Love Ernie Davis.  But I would still like to see a movie deal with contemporary issues of race.

I'm sorry, I should have made myself clear.  One that ISN'T god-awful.

The limits on the first two "genres" are clear, but BPP does just as little to tell the story of the 30 million different ways there are to be black in America.  In addition, these movies seem to make racism, institutional or otherwise, seem like a relic of the past.  If the ugly tone the election took this week is any indication, that's anything but the case.

Like I said, it's getting ugly out there.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bsi 1,367.82 -9.8 -.71%

The Republicans campaign by trying to link Barack Obama to Williams Ayers, a fabricated Muslim past and anything other than relevant issues in an attempt to close widening poll deficits, ushering the spectre of  The Bradley Effect back into the public dialogue.  

"Was it something I said?"

The Truth, Ruth

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Bsi 1,377.62 -17.23 -1.24%

The Index ends the day lower on the meme that the economic downturn is being caused by minorities.

Guess who's getting blamed?

What is now a credit crisis is still being blamed on sub-prime loans to blacks and Hispanics, brought about, in theory, because of a "pie in the sky" Democratic program brought in during the Carter administration.  Don't believe the hype.  From an article on
These arguments are generally made by people who read the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal and ignore the rest of the paper—economic know-nothings whose opinions are informed mostly by ideology and, occasionally, by prejudice. Let's be honest. Fannie and Freddie, which didn't make subprime loans but did buy subprime loans made by others, were part of the problem. Poor Congressional oversight was part of the problem. Banks that sought to meet CRA requirements by indiscriminately doling out loans to minorities may have been part of the problem. But none of these issues is the cause of the problem. Not by a long shot. From the beginning, subprime has been a symptom, not a cause. And the notion that the Community Reinvestment Act is somehow responsible for poor lending decisions is absurd.
Analysts here believe blacks will survive this slight.  We all know who gets blamed when something goes missing.  It just happened, this time it was 30% of the Dow. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Bsi 1,394.85 +33.54 +2.4%

As the attacks on Obama's character increase, so does his lead in the polls.


The "Dean" of black filmmakers, best known for his experimental masterwork, Symbiopsychotaxiplaxm: Take One.

Though analysts here are partial to Ali The Fighter, his documentary about the first Ali-Frazier fight in 1971.



In an attempt to out-Fox themselves, the new CNN, home to Glen Beck, has decided to make their afternoon news reports more conversational and folksy... which is to say, lower the level of conversation so even a third grader can understand it.

Enter these two nitwits.

Don Lemon...

...and Tony Harris -- you have been called out!

What happened to news anchors who actually seemed as though they know what they're talking about?  Harris and Lemon combine to lack the gravitas of a snap-pea.

At least they're not this guy, though.

Rick Sanchez: moron

Monday, October 6, 2008

Monday, October 3, 2008

Bsi 1,361.31 +8.36 +.61%

The message sent to the market following the recent O.J. Simpson verdict: Money may be able to keep even a guilty black man out of jail, but it doesn't mean you'll get away with it.  They'll find something.

You better not even jaywalk, Robert.