Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I'm living in a rush...


Ima need counseling
I lost my mind and still haven't found it.

I used to be so well rounded
Now I tip-toe on hell's boundaries.

F-Baby aka crazy
Trapped in a maze therefore I am amazing.

Block be the doc, I'm just a patient
And even with navigation...

I'm lost on the road.

I don't know what's wrong with me.
But ima keep that styrofoam with me.

I think I'm loosing it....

One in every 9 Black Americans are locked up
Our jails are populated with drug dealers
...We don't have room in the jail now for the real mothafukas,
the real criminals
Sex offenders, rapists, serial killers...


Monday, July 28, 2008

Lil Mama and I Sat Courtside, Shoes on the Hardwood at the Dream Game

Lil Mama and I had a ball at the Dream game. If you're able and you like ball, you have to sit courtside at least once in your life. It's an awesome experience! I forgot my camera (can you believe it?) and had to use Aja's point and shoot.

Left: Chioma Nnamaka, Rookie, Georgia Tech recruited her from Sweden
Right: All Star Betty Lennox
(13.4 ppg)

Castro going by All Star Alana Beard, Duke

Tamera Young, Rookie, 8.2 PPG
(Lil' Momma snapped this one)

Amazon Biotch: Alison Bales, Duke

Left: Erika Desouza (check out her nails), Brazil, 9.8 PPG, 7.8 RPG

Player of the Game with 23 pts: Iziane Castro Marques, Brazil.
Dang...Why am I cheesin' so hard?

Here lizard lizard lizard...

Friday, July 25, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Deputies Plotted to Kill Nichols

"Nichols sa
id he was angry that many of the inmates around him were also BLACK and he wondered how many were innocent. He called it systematic slavery."

In case you have not followed the Brian Nichols case (read my previous post).

Apparently, Nichols' vendetta against the system is rubbing off:

Fulton County sheriff's deputies plotted to kill Brian Nichols while he was in the Fulton County jail, his attorneys said in a court filing Wednesday.

"Deputies charged with Mr. Nichols' protection and safekeeping were in fact scheming and/or devising scenarios to enable them to justify killing him," defense lawyers alleged in court papers. "Not only were these deputies attempting to bait Mr. Nichols so they could use lethal force against him, these deputies were doing so in a manner that placed the lives of other deputies at grave risk."

According to the court filing, District Attorney Paul Howard told defense lawyers that Nichols was moved to DeKalb "to protect him from the danger of others within the jail who might harm him."

Mogul Communicator

Check out my man Jigga's phone below (Blackberry Curve)....I went from a Nextel i860 (needed the direct connect) to a Crackberry Curve about a month ago. Previously, I refused to upgrade and vowed to use my phone only for talking. The Nextel salesperson persuaded me otherwise. I don't know how I survived B.B. (before blackberry). The features I love are:
  • Navigation (when appts. pop up in my BB, I just click "Drive To" and she flawlessly navigates me there and adjust the route depending on traffic and even gives me an acurate ETA)
  • Sprint TV (when I'm waiting at a baby checkup, I can watch live CNN and FoxSports and the picture is excellent)
  • Email (with the legendary Blackberry email prowess, I can respond to time sensitive emails instantly)
  • Internet Browser (every morning when I'm ruling from my porcelain throne I read the AJC main headline stories).

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Our Gov't Doesn't Know the Meaning of CONSERVE

Apparently Grady read my previous post and somewhat came to their senses (click here). Pamela Stephenson is out. The PUBLIC SERVANT didn't leave empty handed. The cash strapped, millions in the red, constant fund raising having, public hospital serving the poor is giving Pam a $325,000 final payment package including a bonus of $175,000 for her excellent 6 month fiasco as first time CEO of any hospital (I couldn't make this bullshit up if I wanted to).

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Took these shots in Hilton Head...

Neptune: (Latin: Neptūnus) is the god of water and sea in Roman mythology, a brother of Jupiter and Pluto.

Sundial: an instrument to show the time of day by the shadow of a gnomon (The 'shadow-maker' of the sundial is called a gnomon)on a usually horizontal plate or on a cylindrical surface.

One of the first applications of astronomy in the ancient world was keeping track of time and the seasons. For agricultural societies, knowing when to plant and reap crops was extremely important; in addition, you will notice that many holidays are celebrated near or on days of astronomical events (e.g., the winter solstice or the first moon after the spring equinox).

The first time used was Apparent Time, which is based on the position of the sun (i.e., where the sun appears in the sky). This is the time that you would read on a sundial. The basic defining characteristic of Apparent Time is noon, which occurs when the sun is on the meridian.

A meridian (or line of longitude) is an imaginary arc on the Earth's surface from the North Pole to the South Pole that connects all locations running along it with a given longitude. The position of a point on the meridian is given by the latitude. Each meridian is perpendicular to all circles of latitude at the intersection points. Each is also the same size, being half of a great circle on the Earth's surface and therefore measuring 20,003.93 km.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Rashida Ua Bakari Ferdinand (New Orleans): Pensive

Umi Says...

Tomorrow may never come
For you or me

Life is not promised

...I aint no perfect man
Im trying to do, the best that I can,

With what it is I have

...Sometimes I get discouraged
I look around and, things are so weak

People are so weak


Sometimes I feel like crying

Sometimes my heart gets heavy

Sometimes I just want to leave and fly away

...Sometimes I dont want to be bothered

Sometimes I just want a quiet life, with
Me and my babies, me and my lady

Sometimes I dont want to get into no war

Sometimes I dont wanna be a soldier

Sometimes I just wanna be a man, but

Umi said shine your light on the world

Shine your light for the world to see

...Black people unite and lets all get down

Gotta have what,

Gotta have that love

Peace and understanding
One god, one light

One man, one voice, one mic

Black people unite come on and do it right

-Mos Def


The preacher want me buried why? 'Cause I know he a liar
Have you ever seen a crackhead? That's eternal fire
Why you got these kids' minds thinkin' that they evil?
While the preacher being richer you say honor God's people
Should we cry, when the Pope die? My request:
We should cry if they cried when we buried Malcolm X
-Tupac : Basphemy

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Baby Boy's Chair


I know...I know.....

Baby boy hasn't even been born yet, much less be able to hop his lil' butt in a's here waiting for him when he's able.

Vicious Vette - 2009 ZR1

Fastest, most powerful, Corvette EVER made. Corvettes performance lines up with the best of them (Porsche, Lambo, Ferrari, ect...) but they cost 1/3 the price (they save money on the interior). 6.2-Liter LS9 V8 pumps out a Viper-slaying 620 hp along with 604 foot-pounds of gut-wrenching torque (enough to give you whiplash - seriously), courtesy of a dual-brick Behr intercooler feeding an Eaton TVS R2300 supercharger that produces a whopping 10.5 psi. The ZR1s carbon-ceramic brake rotors and six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers are nearly identical to the ones fitted on the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 and the Ferrari FXX.

0-60 in under 3.5 seconds

Did i mention it has a carbon-fiber hood and roof, front and back spoilers, front fenders, and side rocker panels? It took years to develop the clearcoat for the carbon-fiber because sunlight degrades the material over time. The coating, which only the ZR1 has, uses a special additive to prevent that. The additive alone costs $60,000 a gallon, while the mixture of clearcoat and additive applied to the roof costs $2,200 a gallon.

One more thing....

The first blue devil was auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Auction with the proceeds going to the United Way for a cool $one milli.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Grady Hospital

Grady hospital was started in 1892 by the editor of the AJC who worried about the lack of quality health care for Atlanta's poor. Grady is one of the largest public hospitals in the US and the only level one trauma center within a 100-mile radius (and #1 in the world). They actually train the military on how to treat gun shot wounds considering how many they receive. Sad but true.

I would think the federal, state and local governments would do everything they could to fund and keep Grady's doors open considering who the hospital serves. In Iraq, we build hospitals and take care of Iraqis for free, but when it comes to our own, the gov't turns a cold shoulder. The gov't is increasingly giving less and less money to Grady and the patients, who are uninsured, don't pay, so it's simple mathematics why Grady is in the red and struggling to stay open.

The government's solution to get Grady through its darkest financial hours was to privatize the management and give the CEO, Pam Stephenson, a two year $1.2 million contract to mismanage Grady. The hospital's finance chief projected that the struggling facility will run a deficit of $20 million to $43 million this year. Stephenson has never been chief executive of any size hospital (I couldn't make this bullshit up if I wanted to).

Stephenson's contract was sealed shortly before the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority was to hand over control of the hospital to a new nonprofit corporation. On Monday, the corporation announced four finalists for the CEO position, and Stephenson was not among them. The contract is undated, and it is unclear when it was signed. Some members of the old board said they were unaware the contract existed. In addition to serving as interim CEO, Stephenson is chairwoman of the of the hospital Authority, which awarded her the contract (If that's not a conflict of interest, I don't know what is), AND she is vice chairwoman of the new Grady Memorial Hospital Corp.

But hold gets better:

Money troubles have plagued Stephenson's personal and campaign affairs for years, public records show. Creditors have taken Stephenson to court repeatedly over debts in recent years, court records show. Since 2003, Stephenson has also racked up 30 fines for failing to file campaign finance reports on time in connection with her other job as a state legislator.

It still gets better...

Stephenson said past overdue bills do not reflect on her ability to steer Grady. In some cases, she said she gave relatives credit cards in her name and was unaware of outstanding balances. Peep this....this woman has a second job of robbing the taxpayers of Decatur to. As a state legislator from Decatur, she had the second-worst record for missing votes in this year's session, according to an analysis by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Get the F outta here with that bullshit
. It's time we hold our corrupt, immoral gov't accountable. I'm calling for her to be fired effective immediately!!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Overseas Outsourcing SUCKS

I'm really tired of calling the dude below. I guess the only prerequisite for the job is you know how to read and barely speak English. These jokers don't deviate from the script an inch and half the time the scripted answer has absolutely NOTHING to do with the question asked. I get to the point where I say, "Helllll naaawwwww. Did you seriously just say that in response to what i asked...yes or no?"