Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Eddie Long Dong is at it again. First the little boys, now ole Eddie is in quite the pickle. Eddie Long Dong, along with recently accused Ponzi genius, Ephren Taylor, are now being investigated by the Securities Exchange Commission. Why, you ask? Well, it turns out that Eddie Long Dong opened the golden gates of his congregation, and allowed Ephren the serpent, to hustle church members out of more than $1 million dollars. Pardon the pun, but Eddie and Ephren have been bed buddies since 2009 when Mr. Taylor first started giving it in the ass to church congregations for his own personal gain. E.T. would find investors that actually cared about the community and wanted to give back, his specialty was preying on their desire to help others to basically help himself and his so-called business "associates". His victims figured that it was a "win-win" situation - I mean you help people and your community, and get a nice return back that you could bank besides that warm and fuzzy feeling of doing good? Too good to be true? In this case, yes. Ephren promised Rev. Soul-Glo Long's congregation a 300% return on investment. Really? 300%? I guess there were no C.P.A.s or financial planners on these churches' boards to give a qualified assessment of the improbability of these numbers. I mean, these investments were small businesses like car washes and gas stations were part of the investment. It's just now, that the truth is coming out. It always seems that people with money and the most intelligence, are the dumbest bitches on the planet when it comes to being conned and swindled. I mean, why did these folks believe him? Because he's black and "a man of God" just because he happened to give his sales pitch in the church? I mean, c'mon....shouldn't the criteria be a little higher? One red flag should have been the fact that he knew Long Dong, that down-low, manipulating gay ass bitch that many still uphold at New Faith in Atlanta! I don't need bigger, brighter, or the coolest shit or a supposed "God-annointed" money making scheme to validate who I am as a person. So, black folks, no sympathy here! Keep giving your hard-earned money, retirement, and pensions to folks like Ephren and Eddie Long! Stop giving your money to them and give it to those truly in need. Here's a hint...if you are tithing and barely making ends meet, and your pastor lives in a gated community, drives a late model luxury car, and has a private jet, then, perhaps your money is not helping anyone but your reverend. Another hint, if there are no independent audits of church funds and full transparency of where the money collected goes, then perhaps you are being hoodwinked in God's name. Stop being blind and see what is happened before you and in too many churches everywhere. False prophets are tearing you all a new one! The Pimp Game has been hijacked by the Preacher Game, for some, it is one in the same! For those who choose to believe in man and not the true God - keep getting it in the ass! That one was for you Eddie!! Dropping The Fucking Mic!!
Rahm Emanuel has turned out to be one of the biggest mistakes ever - like an unplanned pregnancy. I, for one, understand that some promises that were made, may not happen, that is just politics. It is the under the table, going through the back door, "wink-wink" shit going on in City Hall that bugs me. Let's start from the beginning. "I will not raise property taxes", he said, then Rahm raised property taxes. He appears to have become the poster child for fucking flip flopping. Well, Rahm, it seems your current past-time is fucking with CPS on a regular. School closings, longer school days and year, etc...you and that simple ass East Coast import to the Board of Education, Jean Paul "Gaultier" Brizzard, who seems to smirk whenever he discusses school closings are truly working overtime. On the issue of crime you've started using high-end terms for shit when you don't have a clue...what the fuck is a "gang audit" and why is the police chief occupying time by shuffling officers between districts and not actually policing? I really don't need my tax dollars used to overpay some Ivy League bitch to tell me Chicago has a gang problem! Now, on the heels of the red light cameras comes the blatant bullshit with the new citywide speed camera roll out and all this on the heels of the Mayor Daley's parking meter fiasco! In case you didn't know, Rahmey has ties to the company that provides red light and speed cameras for our dear city. It seems that company president, Greg Goldner helped Rahm out during his campaign and was a huge contributor. I guess this contract is the Mayor's way of saying, "thank you", I mean, why not let Goldner make his money back. He invested in Rahm and now Rahm is basically giving this bitch the keys to the city! Recently, our city council voted "yes" to speed camers in school and park zones. I'm proud to say that 14 Aldermen and Alderwomen voted against the cameras. They see the bigger picture of the cash cow crony benefits and the implications that more intrusion by Big Brother will cause the citizens of Chicago. Thank You Sandy Jackson, Bob Fioretti, Pat Dowell, and the others for voting against this stupid ass proposal. If we are now having issues with the red light cameras, wouldn't it stand to reason that we will have bigger issues with the speed cams? It doesn't matter and they don't care. Rahm and Goldner are shaking the shit out of those speed cams a.k.a. money trees and in the mean time shaking the shit out of our pockets. It is just business as usual in Chicago.
Teaching has to be one of the or the hardest jobs imaginable... First hurdle are the kids. Second hurdle is trying to reach 30 or more children in one room. Third, dealing with the parents, some of which might not be the most active. Fourth, dealing with the principle, district, and an administration that might not have the best support system for your students. Teachers are like the middle class and impoverished. They are the last to get anything, but are expected to give their absolute all. That some real unfair shit. You want me to stay an extra hour? You want me to try and teach/reach an over-crowded ass classroom? You want me to deal with being cursed out and disrespected by not only the child and the parent? All for the same lousy ass pay??? Now you want to throw some more shit at me... Now being proposed by the Chicago Board of Education is a new system for paying its educational staff - to be paid by the merit system. In a nutshell, if the kids do well, I get more money, if the kids do poorly, my pay is affected. Some might say that sounds fair, but they are not taking into the account all the circumstances. Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Board of Education President Brizzard are treating teachers as if they are in retail. Answer me this, Rahm - what if the teacher is in a school where attendace is low? You can't teach a kid if they aren't present. What if the kid doesn't want to learn or has some serious learning roadblocks that haven't been addressed? Schools in all areas aren't supplied and run equally, even in 2012, as much as the Board would have us think otherwise. Exactly how is this shit going to work in the teacher's favor? It is not supposed to, Rahm at it again, with some more bullshit to swallow. Were putting teachers and students in a tough spot. They'd better be glad I'm not a teacher, if my livelihood is based on merit, I'm giving cheatsheet answers to every kid in my class. No child would be left behind, fucking with me! Bush plan all the way! That's right, little Ray-Ray would get straight A's throughout his class year time with me! And I know i'm not the first one who thought of that. (smile)
Yep! That's what Rahm and Police Superintendent McCarthy has said to the public. Even though when bullets are flying and you've learned to duck, dodge, drop, and roll to avoid getting hit, you are not alone - they are with you in spirit, as so they'd like you to believe. Rahm has seen fit to use the Englewood as the poster child for gang violence, it doesn't hurt his case as the neighborhood is now in the spotlight as the site for the Jennifer Hudson Family Murders. It is disturbingly true that homicides in Englewood have gone up 60 percent in a year's time with the majority being by gunfire. I couldn't imagine living in an enviroment like that everyday. I was born in Chicago and was a resident in Englewood back in the day, not telling the year, and let's just say, nothing much has changed, except maybe the frequency. Back then, my grandmother had a gun or two on standby, a baseball bat by the bed, and a butcher knife hidden somewhere in the house. Looking back it is probably where my tendency to carry shit wherever I go was born. What exactly does the Mayor and McCarthy going to do differently from the Mayor and officers that came before them? Nothing - absolutely nothing can stop that train wreck except maybe martial law, a complete checkpoint shutdown, if you will. Here's where black folks start to fuck themselves when it comes to playing politics. Voter turn out is a complete joke in certain areas. By not voting, your area is of least concern to the powers-that-be and who you choose to vote for can make or break your area's future. You have Aldermen and Alderwomen that could give a fuck about the actual well-being of their constituents, except come election day, that's the only time you'll get their attention and ear. The pimp-ass Christian churches turn a blind eye, as they buy property there at a cheap rate, pay no taxes, and don't give back to the very areas they are situated, and no one says a word - no accountability, no leadership, no responsibility. Englewood and neighborhoods like them, don't, and never will have a chance to flourish and get it together. Poor areas in America are treated like certain third-world countries, if there isn't money to be made, you are screwed. So, why bother to invest in an area, that won't invest in itself or have people demand in a unified voice for better surroundings. You need more than one or two people striving for change, you need the community to actively want better and not stop until their voices are heard and acted upon. "You Are Not Alone", the Mayor says,feeding us this line of bullshit to act as if we care. Make no mistake, fuck that, in this situation, we are alone.