Monthly Archives: July 2010

Local Houston KHOU has Contracted the Michale Berry Disease

Gah.

First, I heard about how the expiration of tax cuts would lead to people making not very much money would lead to those same people getting their tax credits for their kids getting cut.  This is not true.  It is just a way to scare people.  If you don’t make more than $250K your taxes have gone down already and they will not go up.  Either you can’t figure out how to read you your paycheck, in which case I can’t help you, or your boss is cheating you.  Simple truth for more that a year and a half now.

Now they are trolling for people hating on the poor — those on “government assistance” getting a little help with cell phones.  WHAT A LUXURY!!!!!  Meh.  I don’t have a cell, but if I didn’t have a job now, I would appreciate it.  If I had a cell, I wouldn’t mind helping some HOMELESS PERSON OR FAMILY find a home or maybe a job.  Thanks KHOU for focusing on how people are shits.  (I got mine FUCK YOU. — That;s the attitude they are encouraging — right up Michale Berry’s alley.)

Gah.

But before Shurn Min Chow’s (that’s how her name sounds, who cares if I get it right?) report on Charlie /Rangel/:  pronounced with stress on the first  syllable and rhyming with Angel pronounced with a Spanish accent.  Shurn Min Chow did it more than once.

Look, if you are a teevee presenter, get your pronunciation right, especially for a man who has been to war and survived and served his county.  Weepy Shurn Min Chow could learn a few things from Charlie Rangel, like compassion for people down on their luck or the poor in general.  But she’s probably just cow-towing to Michale Berry’s point of view.  Because you know in this city that elected a lesbian(!) and has elected liberals for YEARS THAT Michale Berry attitude is predominant. NOT.  Sucking up to the MINORITY (conservative Michale Berry peeps) works, I suppose.  Maybe they are just trying it out for the weekend.

Remember, KHOU did a fluff piece on Berry not all that long ago.  Whose nads does Berry have over there?

Of course there is nothing on their website about the news they just broadcast.

Diigo and Kevin Whited Piss All Over My Blog

You know, I don’t advertise.  I don’t run this blog for money or fame.  You could say I am sort of a pure blogger.  I do it because, you know what, it gives me the avenue that just wasn’t available when I was in my twenties and arguing with Sterling Morrison.  At a bar.  In the Heights or at the Ginger Man in University place..

I’m not in this for the money.  I’m not in this for the notoriety.  I ran into one of my old boyfriends at the Kroger and he asked me if I was still writing.  I write because that is what I do.  When I was younger, I had hoped to write a novel.  I wrote all of those years — about everything — not just politics — but everything.  I cannot help but write.

This medium has given me the chance to write.

But there are some who think that they can make fun of my writing and all the while shield themselves from any ridicule.  They are Kevin Whited and Corey the Quitter.

I have asked Kevin to stop linking to my blog.  He thinks it is cute to keep calling my posts “nachos.”

I call him and Cory cowards.

This is What People like Michale Berry Do Not Get

Today, Michale Berry spent his time on the radio crying about how President Obama didn’t go speak to the homophobic Boy Scouts organization.  (The fact that Berry supports Perry for gov and Perry “wrote” a book about the Scouts might have something to do with that.)  Of course he got a dig in at Sheila Jackson Lee and Bill White, but most of the time he was mocking black people.  You can get a pretty good idea of how Berry feels about black people from how he tries to mock the way he THINKS they all talk.

(I has  a SAD.  I couldn’t get my audios file up.  Just listen here and see if you don’t get what I’m talking about.)

(Curious how few callers he had) — Michale hopes that his listeners accept his excuse that he had so many things to talk about.  But really, Michale is just filling time.  Nobody really calls anymore.  Not even me.

Let’s put this in perspective.  Today a man who was wrongly convicted of rape TWENTY SEVEN YEARS AGO was not released (on bond?  why is there any bond or anything?) as scheduled.  Why?  He got a little pissed off at being shackled hand and foot, so he spends yet another night in jail for nothing.  This is how black Americans have been treated for years.  You behave — even if all of us were wrong and you were right — you BEHAVE!  It’s disgusting.  I’m pretty sure my choice for the inevitable Republican for District Attorney (Jim Leitner) wouldn’t have made this mistake.

It’s a well known, though little talked about fact that the “law and order” Republicans see the justice system as a way to reduce the number of black Americans able to vote.  Their thinking goes along the lines of hit black Americans with everything available and legislate even more ways to make sure a good percentage of blacks get caught up in the penal system.  If a few whites do too, well they represent a larger group and their punishment can be reduced based on the offense.

Just look at how long it took to black farmers to finally (maybe not, sadly, again) to get a settlement from the USDA.  Show me the white farmers with the same grievances.  Oh yeah, they are all of the wealthy farmers living of of government subsidies and bellyaching about the Bush tax cuts expiring.  Right.

I’ve written about this sort of thing before, but not nearly as much as I should have.

This makes me very angry and very sad at the same time.  Listening to Michale Berry today mock black people — while claiming that he didn’t have enough time to get to all of his supposed topics — just made me mad.

And then I realized something.  Michale Berry doesn’t care about black people singularly or in general.  Michale Berry cares about Michale Berry.  Anything he says will not reflect badly on the Republican party because he’s no longer a real player — except to be a handmaiden to Glenn Beck.  In other words, he’s just a tool.  A means to an end.

And so, I don’t feel so angry or mad because you know what?  I can mock him here on my little blog and he links to it and Kevin Whited links to it and every one of their readers turn out to be lame numskull cowards — or paid lackeys.

Here I am.  I support the Innocence Project.  I support the Southern Poverty Law Center.  I support LULAC and La Raza.  And the NAACP.  And Amnesty International and UNICEF.

I don’t support Texas Direct Auto, Gulf Coast Siding, and now IKEA (learn something new every day), or Houston Siding, nor any of the other people who peddle in the hope of making a buck off of the racist audience of Michale Berry.

Gah (vomit) in listening to him to capture the audio I forgot how he falsely accused a Spanish speaker of focusing on Spanish pronunciation.

This and That Again

Let me repeat, I hate (because I’m bad at it) blog titles.

In a little over a week, I will be on vacation.  YaY!  I’m taking more time this break because I have plans for the house and garden.  I will take pics to chronicle it.  Planting is not in the picture, but seedlings inside are.  I’ve got one more bed to lay in and a new compost pile.  Since it looks like all pond pumps are made in China, I’m opting for a no pump pond.  It’s a pity, since I got the electrician to put in a specific plug for a pump.   Perhaps if I keep looking, I will find a pump not made in China.  I will keep looking.

What about Man Talk at the 950 here in Houston.  On the upside, “Outlaw Dave” was nominated for best Houston talker by Houston Press.  (Sorry Michale!)  I thought about voting, but I don’t care.  If the Houston Press awarded not only Michale Berry, but a dead blog, I don’t think my vote will count much.

At any rate, the Man Talk 950 people on Facebook are complaining about the reruns — which they did again today.  Monday morning was supposed to be Chris baker from Minnesota again but they skipped that after the disaster that was Friday morning and just played MANCOW.

I know that Michale Berry lost his job managing one station.  Will managing the 950 be next?  He’s turning people off.

Michale doesn’t have the reach nor “talent” of Glenn Beck — Beck is going to march on Washington on August 28th, Michale is going to eat oiled seafood over Labor Day (while mocking the people he meets).  There is no comparison.

Michale once mentioned that someone asked him to go national.  He said he declined, but the fact is he never will.  Just listen in when he subs for Mark Levin.   He’s as tame as docile dog.  But hey, Michale is a born self-promoter and there must be something in this AM (dying, changing to Latinos music) radio for him.  Here’s just going to be a day late and a dollar short.  As always.

I wonder, at times, why my readership spikes.  It always seems to be Michale Berry supporters, but since the last time they waded in these waters, none of them are brave enough to comment.

I also wonder about this Berry Brigade to harass people, whether for good or bad.  Is Michale just trying to catch a tiger and get the same people who called all their congress people last summer to do what he wants them to?

I don’t think that will work twice.

My prediction:  Michale Berry will keep running old shows on the 950.  Pags and Dave will get mad and leave for another station, and the 950 will just be reruns (!) and their web site will just be boobs.

You heard it here first!

Michale Berry’s Priorities

Michale Berry wants to make an impact — especially with dollars (yours and his).  He rounded up a few people to go to Arizona in response to the boycotts that their legislature brought upon itself.  Now he’s looking to take yet another group to the Louisiana Gulf Coast.

Let’s look at a timeline, shall we?  Michale Berry seems to be as sluggish as the U.S. Senate.  Perhaps more so.

The Arizona law was passed in April.  Berry’s response took until a convenient holiday (not Memorial Day) July the 4th.

The BP Deepwater explosion happened in April.  Berry’s response will be Labor Day.

Need I say more than this:  Berry is a typical Republican.  Wait until it’s late in the game and then make a grand gesture.

Does that remind you of anyone?

Sorry Nashville.  You were a passing fling for the wingers.  Hope you dug yourself out of the mud — oh wait, the FEDS helped you and still are?  Ok.  You are no longer useful for the radio peeps.

Did a dam break in America and drown some people?  Really.  Good luck with that.  You are not very important to wing nuts on the radio.  It’s much more important to point to BLACKITY BLACK people, including our president as racist.

Feel better now? (That’s for any defenders of Michale Berry who might still be reading this.)

Shame.  Shame on all of you.  All of you who “listen to Michale Berry and nod your heads.”

Paying Cash Means You Spread the Wealth to the Wealthy

This is depressing.  I thought paying cash for big ticket items or any other was good for me.

Not.

If you are rich you get breaks coming and going.

I’m a Lucky Ducky

Our school went to the Museum of Natural Science today and I got to see

She is larger than I expected, but not quite as stinky as advertised.  She may be a bit of a dud as far as the advertised photo of what patrons could expect, but to me, it’s all good.  One negative neddie complained about all of the media hype about it, to which I responded, “It’s for the CHILDREN!!!!!”  Seriously, it’s summer and the media is lazy and this is novel and parents are looking for something *special* to do with their kids.  The homeschoolers are looking for points in particular.  REMEMBER THE CORPSE FLOWER!!! YOU WERE THERE!!!!  That should graduate the home schooled child up a grade or two.

It looks like the museum and McDonald’s made a killing if the lines are proof of anything.

For me, the Corpse flower was a little meh.  I was wowed by the IMAX.  It was HUBBLE!!!!!!  I have loved and mocked Hubble since it needed contacts and couldn’t see Voyager flying by.  Roberto and I used to say, “Voyager, where are you?”  “Over here!”  “I can’t see you, Voyager.  Where are you?”  “Here Hubble.  I’m right here Hubble.”  “Hubble!”

Anyway, the IMAX about Hubble was in 3D and damn cool.  It brought back memories (see above) and was amazing.  The 3D parts about what Hubble can see in deep space were beyond belief.  I HIGHLY recommend seeing it.

I meet a lot of people in my line of work.  They are special in that they have taken the big leap to come to another country.  For some it’s not such a big leap — they have spent most of their lives away from their home country.  For others it is a big deal.  But in the larger scheme of things, they are all people who have done something — live in another country, not just visit — that the vast majority of Americans or any other peoples have never done.

There are times that I meet someone who is really special.  These last few months I have been honored to meet one of those very special people.  He’s a young man from a country that is not so well respected in parts of this country, but I would challenge anyone to beat him at just being a descent person.  Perhaps he might comment here at some point — he seems interested.  We’ll see.  I respect him and genuinely like him.  I hope to stay in touch with him for a long time.

I’m a lucky ducky because I get to meet really special people all the time.  If I didn’t have to feed the pups and kitties and keep up the house, I would do my job for free.  It is that rewarding.