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by vivrant thang on makes me wanna holler

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Don’t push me cause I’m close to the edge
I’m trying not to lose my head

Now usually I don’t do this because I just don’t have time for multiple postings in one day. However, this was very necessary.

I did so much ranting last week that I promised myself I would focus on the music this week. After all, that  is what this blog is supposed to be about for all intents and purposes. Unfortunately, that’s going to be pretty much impossible in the world we live in. Besides, as I mentioned, I just accepted a new job that is very politically focused so as I learn more about the issues, I’m sure I’ll have a lot more to say. I’ll always have a song for ya though!

Two things have got me close to the edge today. Before I get into all that, I would be remiss on a Super Tuesday if I didn’t say to any of my readers in primary states to be sure to get out and rock the vote! Being an Obama Mama, of course I would prefer that you “Barack the Vote!” However, I just want you to get out and cast an informed vote for the candidate of your choice.

Now there’s a chance that I won’t be saying this same thing in November.

I was listening to News and Notes with Farai Chideya yesterday, specifically the Bloggers Roundtable. One of the bloggers, a black male, said that he would vote Republican if Hillary was the nominee.

Pause.

Relax, relate, release.

Farai asked him to expound on that. He said that Billary has revealed themselves to be racist, particularly with that comment about Martin Luther King and it taking a White person to get things done.

Okay. Let’s go with that.

Do people really think that the Republican party feels any differently? Do people really not think that the GOP believes that anyone other than John Q. WhiteMan can be the “Decider” for this country?

I was watching the last round of Republican debates because I believe in keeping my side eye on what they are up to on the other side of the aisle. I had to hit the Goose hard after watching that mess. It was that painful. They have absolutely no intention of ending this war until I have a complete head of gray hair to go along with the five strands I’ve already found.

McCain, the likely nominee, does not appear to be strong on the economy. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that the pressing issue for most people?

Readers, that blogger is not alone. This is a very scary thought for me that the hatred people feel for the Billary machine would outweigh the desperate need to rescue this country from the incompetent hands of another war-hungry cowboy. That blows my mind. I am going to need someone to explain this to me like I’m a three year old. Why? And please give me some other reasons besides you feeling duped by Billary. I accept that, but I need something more. I sincerely want to understand this because at this point, I just want people that feel that way to keep their tails in the house on Election Day. I realize that is a harsh thing to say but I’m that worried about the direction this country is headed. Scratch that. Don’t stay home. Take the Average Bro approach and write yourself in as the candidate if you have to. But voting Republican?

I’m not saying that the Democratic party cares so much about us that we should blindly give them our votes. However, to say that you are voting across party lines for a candidate that will likely continue to push this sinking ship to the bottom of the ocean just to vote against Billary is frankly…well, let’s just say I strongly disagree with that. If you’ve always been a Republican or an Independent, then I can’t argue with that. However, I see this as just another case of Obama-itis. Stans*, wake up!

For anyone that chooses to comment, I will respectfully respond. Let’s be clear though, I will likely disagree. However, we always keep it respectful here  in the comments. If you know anyone that plans to vote this way, please ask them to come here and respond. I really would like to be able to wrap my mind around this.

*update: 2/11 – Indeed, we don’t have the luxury of a protest vote. Preach!

As if this wasn’t enough, I have to read about this mess.

Tragedy of 10-year-old mom

The baby’s birth at University Hospital on Nov. 4 was routine.

chaffer.jpgWhat wasn’t routine was the fact the infant’s mother was just 10, impregnated by her mother’s boyfriend.

Now, social workers are trying to figure out how to unravel the mess involving one of the youngest children ever to give birth in Greater Cincinnati.

Michael Chaffer, 40, is accused of impregnating his girlfriend’s 10-year-old daughter, according to Hamilton County prosecutors. The baby has been taken from her mother and put in a foster home while the child-mother is now being taken care of by a relative. Her mother is not allowed to see the baby and can only see her daughter when supervised by social workers.

Lawyers jammed the courtroom Wednesday, representing the prosecutor’s office and all three generations of the family.The girl’s mother was warned not to let any adult men in her Lockland home while caseworkers tried to track down the infant’s father.

Paternity was not determined until Wednesday morning.Prosecutors say the girl’s mother ignored that order to keep adult men away from her child, and when a caseworker made a surprise visit to her Lockland home Jan. 4, they found Chaffer.

Read this story in it’s entirety here.

I think I’m going to let you all do the ranting on this one.  I’ve done my share. I don’t know how many more ways I can express my anger over these type of situations. I’ve had about all I can take of these poor excuses for human beings masquerading as mothers and putting a man before the needs of their own child. Now this little girl has experienced things that she should have been shielded from because of her “mother’s” selfishness. Now she has to deal with the pain of being kept away from her baby that I’m sure she loves.

You already know that I hope they put Chaffer in Oz…in gen pop. He should enjoy his stay there.

 *(again, not to be confused with supporters of which I am one).

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