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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Fanz23 - Props to California Voters

Yesterday the state legislature and our California RINO governor got a huge boot to arse reality. By a 2 to 1 margin of votes, California voters told our lawmakers or lack thereof to pound sand, kick rocks and get the f'ugg oudda here with the nerve to ask US taxpayers to fork over more money after approving the highest tax hike in U.S. history.

Now, like Prop 8, they are saying, you the California voters are dumb, stupid and YOU are responsible for the reason why California is actually going through the "Big One" financially, instead of earthquake wise. They the legislature, the governor and B.O., think they know what's best for you, the voter. They think that since you put them office, that you are depended on them from buying kool aid to zoo visits.

They are wrong when in fact, the voters have been constantly asked for more school funding for a program that is putting out fifty percent drop out rates, more tax users than tax payers, irresponsible politicians, unions running the government and although I was part of it, the huge retirement benefits given to State and City workers. Californians have simply had enough and yesterday told their government where to put their propositions. Now if we can wait until 2012, so we can tell B.O. where he can go...

L.A. Times, "California Voters Exercise Their Power...Unfortunately (link),0,5578614.story

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fanz23 - Self Righteous

I have issues with people who think they are self righteous. Shoot, I at times have problems with me and we all at one point or another have gotten self righteous.

Yes you!

We can't help it.

Like masturbation, it temporarily feels good, but produces nothing.

So why this subject? because soon to be released from prison Michael Vick is going to be looking for a team to continue his NFL career with. Problem is..

Which team is going to sign a player, who some think or feel participated in a egregious act against animals, dogs to be specific. What team is willing to stick up their middle finger to the crazy liberal leftist animals loons and tell them to scoop their cause somewhere else?

Who is going to argue that Vick hadn't taken responsibility and served his time?

Not me. And I'll tell you why. Although I have dogs and I wouldn't want anything to happen to them in any fashion. Dogs and cats don't rank pretty high on my priorities. Now it so happens, that my wife absolutely adores the dogs and calls them her babies and I imagine they rank pretty high on her priorities and she's not alone, my sister has two large dogs and takes offense if you call them dogs. To her, they are her kids.


But dogs and cats no matter how domesticated are still "animals" and the ruckus that followed during and after the Michael Vick matter is puzzling. You would think that Vick and his cohorts murdered people, enacted you pick the era genocide, whatever! You had folks crying and screaming and if I'm not mistaken, racial lines were drawn!

Over some dogs!?

So now Vick is ready to come out and I guess we can expect the above mentioned liberal leftist democrat votin' animal groups to protest again, but this time, I'm giving them no room. No only do I think they are domestic terrorist, but they are KKK sympathizers.

Recently I read that some members of PETA dressed up in KKK garb, hood and all, to protest over cows or something.

Mistake! and I'm offended, as well as anyone who read or know a parent or grandparent who faced the KKK back in the day. You see protesting to stop a manufacturer from making mink or a restaurant for serving a soon to be extinct fish is one thing...Dressing up like Grand Kleagle/Sen. Robert Byrd, democrat from West Virginia is another and therefore makes whatever protest or objection you have against Vick moot.

So sorry PETA, you need to come down your high "giant bean stalk" and quit being so self righteous.

Source: PETA dresses up in KKK garb:

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

RF23 - Have An Opinion About Gay Marriage..It Better Vibe With Gays

The more I hear and see events that goes against any group, wait check that, any liberal special interest group. I think of the saying, "People who ask for tolerance are intolerant." Meaning that they want concessions or any other wants or entitlements they feel they are not getting.

And one group that seems to be the most intolerant are gay organizations or individuals. Last November, California voters amended their state constitution to say that marriage is between one man and one woman. Key word, Voters.

One would think that after a fair vote on a historical day, when, well, lets move on, gays would accept that California citizens have voted and the majority having said, yes on proposition 8. Wrong! they went to the streets and protested the end results, they blamed the Mormon church and by the way, it's been over 100 days, and still no reports of gays protesting in front of black churches, however in those 100 days, they and other politicians have insulted blacks by saying, that they were confused and didn't read the proposition right. Gays started a "black list" on local business owners who donated money to "Yes on Prop 8" and continued to 'bmw' about the results.

So after weeks of bmw'ing, California politicians kowtowed to these groups and gave their support to these gay organizations and now the recently voted on proposition is being reviewed by the state supreme court. Strangely these politicians are wondering why the people are organizing protests and starting recalls.

So no one could have guessed that during a Miss USA pageant, a gay judge asked Miss California, Carrie Prejean on her thoughts in regard to gay marriage. With her continued smile, she gave a truthful answer, the same answer bho gave, that although he did not support prop 8, he felt that marriage should be between one man and one woman. The same answer given by H. Clinton. Yet there were no reverberations toward bho on election night. But Carrie Prejean? what she went through in just 3 weeks after her comments, as she said, should not happen in the United States. The gay judge, this flaming Hilton guy-girl, called her everything but a child of God, by which based on his-her choice to disobey God, will flame forever in hell. Next, racy photos of Ms. Prejean show up on the internet, followed up by demands that she resign as Miss California.

And Joe "The Plumber" thought he went through it..

So again, people like this Hilton guy-girl and other gay groups can bash anyone who does not agree with their positions, yet when hit in the face...

Like rats that they are, they hide behind the homophoeb card.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Playmate of the Year

She fine.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Fanz23 - Remembering Valenda...

I wrote this exactly three years ago about my friend, Valenda. I dunno what made me repost this blog entry, I guess she was on my mind and I'm wishing she could see me as I am now...

Monday, May 07, 2007
Good Bye - Sweet Lady

Today, I decided to drop a few lines to a good friend of mine, one of whom I haven't heard from in a while. I knew that she was battling bone cancer, but when I last heard from her, she said she was doing well. I believed it and would not believe that she would leave this life so early. [Sadly]I was wrong.

So today, in my E-mail, I put down, that I hadn't heard from her in awhile and that I hoped all was well. It never occurred to me that the E-mail would fall short and not be delivered. So when it did, I felt this uneasiness about the return e-mail and something just told me to check "lexis."

There she was.

Valenda C. DeCohen, her social security death notification. She died in December of 2006 and was only 46 years old. My heart sank and although I knew it was her, I didn't want to believe it, so I checked the local news papers and there she was...

It was.

It had everything I knew about her in it and like her four children, her mother, her twin sister and father. I now have to come to grips that she is gone.

I, like everyone who came into contact with her, is left with good memories and funnies ones. She was my and could have been one of my best, best friends. I confided in her, like she confided in me. She listened to me and vice versa. We used to talk to each other in the early mornings.

Well I was her alarm clock.

I can't believe she is gone, but at least she is no longer in pain. And I'm not talking about the physical pain that her cancer put her through. I'm talking about the pain her ex-husband put her through. After years of supporting him and giving him four children. He upped and left, cause she wanted to grow as a person. She wanted to define herself as a woman, wife, mother and all of that was for him. How'd he accept it, he got the family together at the dinner table and announced that he didn't want to be married anymore. He fought, kicked and scratched to avoid paying child support, took her three boys away and made her fend for herself.

She was a strong woman, a woman who piqued a lot of curiosity and above all...She was a lady.

Thank you Valenda for allowing to me celebrate your graduation from Cal.State Dominquez and into your life path way. I will NEVER forget you and you will remain a piece of my heart.

Good bye Sweet Lady

Valenda C. DeCohen (1960 - 2006)

December 21, 2006
Age 46, peacefully made her transition on December 18, 2006. She was a beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend. Lynn, as she was affectionately called, had a zest for life and lived it to the fullest. A native Detroiter, she moved to the Los Angeles area in 1975. In 2004, she moved to Dallas, where she was an educator until she was diagnosed with cancer. She moved back to Detroit in November 2005 to be with her mother and family while seeking treatment for her illness. Lynn was a woman of faith. She loved the Lord, as was evidenced by her beautiful smile, kind, loving heart and magnificent spirit. Last summer she planted a beautiful vegetable garden because she was a nature lover who enjoyed the outdoors. She especially loved the mountains and the ocean. Lynn is survived by her daughter, Jezreel; sons, Kadesh, Jeremy and Ethan DeCohen; devoted mother, Patricia Marshall; father and stepmother, Harold and Paula Ward; sisters, Vanessa Ward Hines, Dana Hugle, Makeva Ward, Torri and Gina Hill; brothers, Darrell Wells and Rashaan Washington; a loving companion, Hussein Lynks; aunts, Jacqueline Lowe and Diane (Jules) Jenkins; uncle, Kenneth (Mary) Marshall, a special uncle Jerome Readus; and nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends. A family hour will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 22, 2006, at St. Stephen A.M.E. Church, 6000 John E. Hunter Dr. in Detroit. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. A private scattering will take place in May 2007 in Angeles National Forest in Altadena, California, as well as in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Long Beach, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Stephen A.M.E. Church for the Valenda Cheryl DeCohen Scholarship Fund

Jason Whitlock: A-Rod author has credibility issues

After she (Selena Roberts) went all Al Sharpton on Duke lacrosse, can we really trust Selena Roberts and her A-Rod book?

Monday, May 04, 2009

Rev. Wayne Perryman - White Companies Got Billions & Blacks Forgotten

Obama hardly ever mentions the inner-city or African Americans in his speeches

Jason Whitlock

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Fanz23 - Trouble In The Water...Trouble Before The Water..

This morning after watching the replay of Oscar De La Hoya literally quit on his stool after taking a beat down from Manny Pacquiuo. I happened to catch a documentary titled, "Trouble In The Water." And it's about a couple and one man coping with the incoming and post [Storm] Hurricane Katrina and trying to find a way to restart their lives.


Everyone after such an storm needs to rebuild and restart their lives after such an event. But what got me was the mixed reactions from the main characters, Kim and Scott Rivers.

It seemed that on one hand...ahh wait a minute, a little disclaimer before I continue on.

I believe that a litany of things did not happen and that a lot of folks share responsibility for the what happened or did not happen in New Orleans. One, once folks received warning that indeed a storm or hurricane was approaching 'Nawlins, folks should have gotten out, if they were able body. It seems to this writer, that if you can afford cable, satellite and or internet usage, you can afford a few dollars to get out of the way of the storm. Katrina when it hit, exposed a lot things about black folk that is only talked about, well, by black folk and even that is taboo unless that person is Jesse Jackson or any of the other cronies that make their living being poverty pimps. In the documentary, in the closing credits the film makers said that the public schools were the worst in the country..ALL FAILING. The film makers in the same closing credits said that Louisiana, after Katrina remains the number one in it's incarceration rate. I guess for this discussion and for reading purposes...We can talk about black folk. So for whatever reason you all come up with, racism, sympathy or whatever you may have. Please take notice that blacks and latinos commit a good portion of all crimes..Which! brings me to this, both of the main characters are criminals, both are drug dealers, so before the storms hit, some areas in 'Nawlins had domestic terrorists in it's street terrorizing the innocent and selling poison to it's own.

Yet, strangely someone else gets the blame for that behavior or it's rationalized. Take this for instance:

"I don't have a high school diploma and you need to graduate from high school or at least have two years of college to make at least ten dollars an hour..I figure why do that if I could out to this corner and make fo' or five hunnert and call it a day."

Scott Rivers said that.

In a rap by Kim titled "Amazing," she chronicles her background which was started by her own mother being a crack head and losing custody of Kim and her brother. Kim states that instead of being in a foster home and separated from her brother (who by the way was in jail when Katrina hit) they rolled the streets, stole to get what they needed and when she got tired of doing that, she herself, sold the one thing that her mother failed to overcome. Drugs. Yet it was rationalized and somehow they are now victims for not leaving when told or Scott spending his fo' or five hunnert dollars the day before Katrina hit, so they had to stay.

Another person introduced in the documentary was a guy named "Brian." Now Brian had a sadder story because his mother/grandmother was in a New Orleans hospital and apparently when the storm hit, the hospital abandoned the patients that were in their care. According to Brian, two weeks after the storm, they still hadn't found the body. Next, after moving with Kim and Scott to Tennessee, the couple and Brian tried to get FEMA assistance, but one problem. Brian, himself was a drug addict and at the time was living in sober house, he could not prove residency. And of course, during the credits, it was told that Brian relapsed and returned back to 'Nawlins after Kim and Brian.

So although the documentary was interesting, I got the feeling that the producers and characters, especially the characters deep down inside believe they took some of blame for their situation, Brian most notably. But on the outside, it's the same blame someone else and point the finger at the rich white folks that had the money to get out and they left us behind like we were second class citizens in a third world country.

And they could not be more wrong...Prior to Katrina, you and others were menaces to society and you treated the areas where you lived, as if you were a third world country. No one to blame but yourselves.