Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Bsi 2,054.15 -2.97 -.14%

As comedy writers we can't tell you how much it hurts our soul to have to move the Index down over Wisconsin state assembly candidate Ieshuh Griffin's campaign slogan: "Not The White Man's Bitch." Really, it's killing us.


Shirley Sherrod (USDASS) 1.84 +1.84 NA

Teaching moment for all -- us included.


Ben Jealous (NAACPBJ) 7.81 -6.39 -45%

You were not duped by the right -- they just gave you enough rope.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bsi 2,057.12 +21.59 +1.05%

Maybe this week we've been missing the forest for the trees -- although the administration and NAACP reaction to the Shirley Sherrod thing is still bumming us out -- one thing's for sure... BHO is getting shit done.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bsi 2,035.53 0.0 0.0

The Index takes a pause as in the past few days discourse on race in this country has gotten so out of control that everyone needs to take a step back.

America may have elected a black president, but we think the argument can be made that we're still not ready for one. At least by judging the vitriol on the right and their victim mentality that's looking for "reverse racism" in any form. Their kind of gotcha politics thrusts someone like Shirley Sherrod forth to be a sacrificial lamb -- red meat -- in a ridiculous effort to either drive web traffic, headlines or worse... policy. It's sickening.

But the left isn't blameless either. The NAACP essentially said "how high" to Andrew Breitbart's "jump", condemning Sherrod before getting all the facts. And then there's the Obama administration. Whether or not they're involved in this there's the appearance that they are. They need to get their house in order -- now.

Nobody's looking good in all this -- except for perhaps The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates, who once again breaks it down just right.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bsi 2,035.53 -7.61 -.37%

It's not a good sign if the White House is so afraid of racial bogey men that they need to intervene in a controversy involving the USDA rural development director for Georgia. It's the job of the White House, liberal and conservative media and the NAACP not to make kneejerk reactions just because a story may or may not involve race.

You don't need this shit right now, man... c'mon!



Oakland Street Fights

Damn Oakland. Just... damn.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bsi 2,043.14 +8.88 +.43%

Okay, okay... there was something good that came out of the whole Tea Party-NAACP broohaha its that one of their public faces, Mark Wilson, came out as neither comedy writer nor critical thinker.

Dear Mr. Lincoln

We Colored People have taken a vote and decided that we don't cotton to that whole emancipation thing. Freedom means having to work for real, think for ourselves, and take consequences along with the rewards. That is just far too much to ask of us Colored People and we demand that it stop!

In fact we held a big meeting and took a vote in Kansas City this week. We voted to condemn a political revival of that old abolitionist spirit called the 'tea party movement'.

The tea party position to "end the bailouts" for example is just silly. Bailouts are just big money welfare and isn't that what we want all Coloreds to strive for? What kind of racist would want to end big money welfare? What they need to do is start handing the bail outs directly to us coloreds! Of course, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the only responsible party that should be granted the right to disperse the funds.

And the ridiculous idea of "reduce[ing] the size and intrusiveness of government." What kind of massa would ever not want to control my life? As Coloreds we must have somebody care for us otherwise we would be on our own, have to think for ourselves and make decisions!

The racist tea parties also demand that the government "stop the out of control spending." Again, they directly target Colored People. That means we Colored People would have to compete for jobs like everybody else and that is just not right.

Perhaps the most racist point of all in the tea parties is their demand that government "stop raising our taxes." That is outrageous! How will we Colored People ever get a wide screen TV in every room if non-coloreds get to keep what they earn? Totally racist! The tea party expects coloreds to be productive members of society?

Mr. Lincoln, you were the greatest racist ever. We had a great gig. Three squares, room and board, all our decisions made by the massa in the house. Please repeal the 13th and 14th Amendments and let us get back to where we belong.


Precious Ben Jealous, Tom's Nephew National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Head Colored Person.


Ha ha very funny mother fucker.