7.21.2010

NEW WEBSITE - Mrmokelly.com

Come join the fun at the new (and permanent home) of The Mo'Kelly Report. All the same pithy debate with the occasional dose of foolishness!

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10.31.2009

Friends of the Weeping Ivy - Mo'Kelly will STILL be Publishing

Presently Barbara A. McKinzie is attempting to get the wordpress blog shut down. Mo'Kelly will publish here as well (INCLUDING BABS AND COOTER GET MARRIED at the appointed time).

This situation is fluid and will continue to post from a variety of locations and sites. When in doubt, email Mo'Kelly at mrmokelly@gmail.com for consistent updates.


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1.13.2009

Sorry, Mo'Kelly Changed His Mind


Can't simulpublish both sites...too much damn work. Please reset your bookmarks to mokellyreport.wordpress.com from this point forward. Subscribers are fine, you don't have to change anything. You'll receive your emails as always and those who subscribe in a reader, the feed address has been changed already. Random passers-by and new visitors, come join the party at the new site.

Ironically enough, the website "warnings" have seemingly gone away and this old site has been "cleared." Nevertheless, it was time to move. It's for the best. The increase in traffic has been instantaneous on the wordpress platform. If anyone has any problems accessing either the feed or is not in receipt of the subscription email, just hit me up.

Again, thank you for your collective patience.



The Mo'Kelly Report
is an entertainment journal with a political slant; published weekly at www.eurweb.com. It is meant to inform, infuse and incite meaningful discourse...as well as entertain. The Mo’Kelly Report is syndicated by Newstex and Blogburst. For more Mo’Kelly,
http://www.mokellyreport.blogspot.com.

Morris W. O'Kelly can be reached at mokellyreport@sbcglobal.net and he welcomes all commentary.

1.12.2009

Alternate Site for The Mo'Kelly Report

UPDATE 12:43am 1.13.09 - Subscribers migrated to new site. Those who subscribe by either email or feed reader should be good to go. Email me if you notice anything strange or have problems. You're still welcome to visit the original site. I will continue to simulpublish for a little while.

Still testing the archival links from the migration. There will be fewer bells and whistles on the new site, but it should function better and load quicker with fewer irregularities in presentation.

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UPDATE -
Migration of previously published material is finished. Still trying to find a way to migrate subscribers. Site is fully functional.
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Due to the "malicious code" warnings...The Mo'Kelly Report will be "simulpublished" at mokellyreport.wordpress.com. Eventual complete migration there eventually. Please be patient, it's a tremendous task...but thank you as always.

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1.02.2009

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Working with Google, evidently my blog as listed as "potentially harmful" and someone may have uploaded 3-rd party code...please ignore this post, working with google.

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Muslim Family Removed from Flight and Detained



For no real reason...

I sometimes wonder about the overall intelligence level of the FBI and the NTSB. I’m not saying that to be humorous or for effect. I genuinely wonder about the FBI at times. Or maybe it isn’t the FBI per se, maybe it’s our collective ignorance in the way we’ve gone about fighting the war on terror and the FBI is simply “doing as it’s told.”

Either way, when I hear stories like this next one, I become unnerved. A Muslim family was removed from an AirTran flight this past Thursday due to a “conversation” about the supposed “safest seat” location in the event of an airline disaster. There was no mention of “bomb,” “terrorism” or practicing of any “unusual prayer rituals,” only the innocuous conversation.

Story HERE.

The FBI removed 8 family members and a friend for questioning.

Never mind that there have been two runway incidents in the past month and on the minds of every subsequent passenger, irrespective of race. Never mind that terrorists bent on bringing down an airliner aren’t concerned with their own likely survival and aren’t interested in “public discussions” of clandestine activities. Never mind that the airline refused to re-book the family on a flight to help them get to their intended destination (but did offer a refund.)

Never mind any of that.

I’m concerned with how the FBI and NTSB are both still reactionary and myopic in nature. Unless there was an agent on the plane in the seat behind the family, we can assume that either a flight attendant, an irrational passenger or some likely combination of both “reported” the family.

Of COURSE, the family fit the “profile.”

Muslim/Middle-eastern, and on a plane. Sounds like a potential terrorist to me!

As an African-American man, this rings all-too familiar. As a 13-year old boy sitting in a passenger side of my mother’s car. A police officer pulled a gun and pointed it at my head as he answered a call of the bank being robbed.

The bank robbers were ADULT and White.

But I digress.

As I was saying, I sometimes wonder about the overall intelligence level of the FBI and the NTSB. To this day, the crux of our airport security can be found in the removal of our shoes, laptops and discarding of lotions and cremes. All under the watchful eye of bored 20-somethings and plain-clothed air marshals.

All of which have been a reaction to 9/11. Common sense and history have shown that terrorists aren’t likely to do the same thing, the same way twice. If our security measures are still focused on the presence of Muslim families who have innocuous conversations on aircraft, God help us all.

God help us all.

My question is this, does the FBI detain any former Army veterans who are ethnically similar to Timothy McVeigh and drive near federal buildings? Remember, they fit "the profile" too.

Probably not.

Does the FBI detain any high school adolescents who are ethnically similar to Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold who also might be emotionally troubled? Remember, they fit "the profile" too.

Probably not.

Does the FBI routinely detain mentally disturbed college students who are ethnically similar to Seung-Hui Cho and studying at one of America’s colleges or universities? Hey, there is a profile here as well.

Probably not.

But last I checked, all of those associated events were acts of terrorism where dozens or hundreds died. But “we” are more concerned with chasing our tails questioning Muslim Americans who have the "unmitigated gall" to fly. America is unsafe, due to an unjust war internationally and shortsighted homeland security domestically. WE are our own worst enemy, not our shoes and lotions.

And yes FBI. you can now go back to reading my email, tapping my phones and monitoring my empty bank account…I know the Patriot Act drill and know it well. Yes, waste more time and resources worrying about me.

The Mo'Kelly Report is an entertainment journal with a political slant; published weekly at www.eurweb.com. It is meant to inform, infuse and incite meaningful discourse...as well as entertain. The Mo’Kelly Report is syndicated by Newstex and Blogburst. For more Mo’Kelly, http://www.mokellyreport.blogspot.com.

Morris W. O'Kelly can be reached at mokellyreport@sbcglobal.net and he welcomes all commentary.

12.31.2008

Charles Barkley DUI Smacks of John Daly


UPDATE (5:55pm PST) - Barkley "admits/confides" to officers that he was en route to getting a blow job and handgun found in the vehicle - Smoking Gun official police report HERE
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This just in (12:09pm PST) - Golfer John Daly suspended for 6 months today by PGA tour for among other things, alcohol-related incidents of late.
Read HERE
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Let’s get the obvious jokes out of the way in all of their predictable splendor. It’s going to appear everywhere, so let Mo’Kelly do due diligence and “acknowledge” the jokes right off the top. "Yes, Charles Barkley should’ve called Dwyane Wade in his Fav 5 and had Dwyane drive him home instead."

Chuckle, chortle, sniggle, guffaw.

Never mind that Wade was in Miami after ruining LeBron James’ 24th birthday and couldn’t give him a ride anyway. That’s neither here nor there. Given the extensive T-Mobile commercial campaign featuring both, that’s how the joke will read.

EVERYWHERE.



Mo’Kelly’s just acknowledging the obvious and the fact that T-Mobile (and TNT for that matter) is/are none too pleased about ending up in The Mo’Kelly Report under such circumstances. Then again, TNT "knows drama." And let’s not forget the “other” obligatory joke, where Barkley didn’t get the memo about how drinking to excess was better suited for New Years Eve, not “New Years Eve Eve.”

Missed it by one day Chuck.

It’s not hard to find a celebrity spokesperson who can give you bad press and get arrested for a DUI. That’s rather easy. Companies usually are in need of the one who doesn’t get arrested…that’s the hard part.

You probably know by now that “Sir” Charles Barkley was arrested under suspicion of DUI this morning (12.31). Barkley declined a breathalyzer, failed the field sobriety test and the results of the blood test have not been made public yet. Nevertheless, it’s less than a stellar way to end 2008 for Barkley.

Those who consistently read The Mo’Kelly Report would likely assume this an opportunity to tee up Barkley. It would be a reasonable expectation.

Not this time though. But speaking of "teeing up"...

What troubles Mo’Kelly most is that Barkley is becoming more and more like professional golfer John Daly with each passing day. To be fair, Barkley has never been charged with third-degree assault for allegedly throwing his second wife into a wall. (He DID though throw a guy through a plate glass window at a bar, and oh yeah, broke a man's nose in a fight after a game in Milwaukee...for what they're worth.)



At the same time, Barkley does exhibit all of the classic signs of addiction and lack of self-control. From gambling, to weight excess to arguably, arguably...problems with alcohol, it’s all there.

Yes, “arguably” alcohol.

It’s very easy to point the finger and say Barkley has a problem with alcohol given the DUI arrest, yet most people disregard the reality of how easy it is to become over the limit in a legal sense. There but for the grace of God go you, I and thousands of others on a nightly basis who may not have happened to have been stopped on “this” or “that” occasion.

And no, Mo’Kelly does not have a DUI.

If Barkley’s BAC level is found to have been closer to .2 than .08, that would justifiably alter the previous paragraph. We shall see. Regardless, the DUI should not be viewed independently of everything else we know about Barkley; the problems with gambling, diet…or even the battle to “control” his on-air commentary.

For decades Barkley has been both lauded and chided for his public commentaries. In fact TNT is presently (or maybe I should say “was formerly”) running a campaign ironically highlighting this fact, with Charles on “trial” for his many controversial comments and incidents over the years.

For decades, Barkley’s indomitable “spirit” was both beloved and bemusing in nature. There “was” even talk of a Barkley Alabama gubernatorial bid. Ultimately, Barkley will receive an inordinate amount of criticism and comedic derision for this latest incident...and he will have rightfully earned all of it.




In the past Barkley has been very stand-up about publicly addressing his foibles. I anticipate nothing less in this instance. Mo’Kelly has always suspected that Barkley is more self-aware than people give him credit for being. If there is anyone acutely aware of Barkley’s shortcomings, it’s probably Charles. Historically, Charles has bypassed the denial stage of addiction, for better or for worse. One can argue both the positives and negatives of such a reality. What is most concerning is that Barkley’s greatest strengths are obviously his greatest flaws and it might only be a matter of time before Barkley truly becomes John Daly.

Maybe he already is...



The Mo'Kelly Report
is an entertainment journal with a political slant; published weekly at www.eurweb.com. It is meant to inform, infuse and incite meaningful discourse...as well as entertain. The Mo’Kelly Report is syndicated by Newstex and Blogburst. For more Mo’Kelly,
http://www.mokellyreport.blogspot.com.

Morris W. O'Kelly can be reached at mokellyreport@sbcglobal.net and he welcomes all commentary.

12.30.2008

More Inauguration Information (Day of)

Timing

While the actual swearing-in will take place shortly before noon, the formal program begins at 11:30 AM and the musical prelude and seating will begin much earlier. Security checkpoints will open for ticketed guests at 8:00 AM, and the committee advises arriving no later than 9:00 AM to ensure that you are through the checkpoints by the time the program begins. Screening will end when the program begins at 11:30 AM and late arrivals will not be able to enter the grounds.

Getting to the Swearing-In

Getting to the swearing-in ceremonies that morning will be very difficult because of the large crowds. In addition to the 240,000 ticketed guests, a million or more people are expected to view the inauguration from the National Mall between 4th Street and the Lincoln Memorial, along with hundreds of thousands of others who plan on watching the Inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.

We recommend planning ahead, but also caution that any plans made in advance should be double-checked in the days and hours prior to the event in case of changes to transportation schedules, street and other closures, and other factors that may impact your travel plans. We also recommend developing back-up plans in case your or iginal travel plans need to be changed at the last minute.

The District of Columbia's inaugural website will have the most up-to-date information on road closures and other travel alerts. We recommend that guests bookmark the site, http://www.inauguration.dc.gov/index.asp, and check it frequently for changing information.

A security perimeter will be established around the U.S. Capitol and the parade route on or before January 20, 2009. Subway stations, bus stops, and streets within that perimeter will be closed. Street closures throughout Washington, D.C., will make traveling by car or taxi very difficult. Bridges from Virginia crossing the Potomac River into Washington, D.C., as well as major roadways from Maryland into Washington, D.C., may be closed to all but bus traffic.

Following are recommendations on how to get to the swearing-in ceremony:

Within 2 Miles of the U.S. Capitol
For those people who will be staying within 2 Miles of the U.S. Capitol, walking to the swearing-in ceremony will be the most reliable method of reaching the ticketed seated and standing areas. Be sure to carefully plan your return trip as well - it won't be possible to cross the Pennsylvania Avenue parade route, except at designated points and Metro will be extr emely crowded. For some people bicycling may be an option to get close to the U.S. Capitol. While bicycles will be prohibited within the security perimeter on January 20, 2009, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is working on a plan with city officials to have bike valet stations available outside the security perimeter near the swearing-in ceremonies and parade route. More information is available at: http://www.waba.org/index.php.

Beyond 2 Miles of the U.S. Capitol
Use public transportation to get you as close as possible to the U.S. Capitol and walk from there.

D.C.'s subway system will be running "rush-hour" service all day, but is expecting "crush-level" crowds. Be prepared to wait for space on a train for long periods of time, during which you will have to stand in close proximity to several thousand people. Many Metro escalators will be closed due to crowding and individuals will need to climb Metro stairs or wait to utilize the small number of elevators at Metro stations.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) plans to run Metrobuses on Inauguration Day. Check its website, www.wmata.com, for information regarding routes and schedules. As with any other travel planning for January 20, please allow extra time and prepare a back-up plan.

AMTRAK, www.amtrak.com, and regional commuter trains, Virginia Railway Express (VRE), www.vre.org, and MARC (Maryland) Commuter Train, www.mtamaryland.com/services/marc/, will be operating reserved trains on special schedules and are expected to sell out well in advance of January 20. Please visit their websites for more information.

Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

There will be no vehicular access or parking in the areas around the Capitol on January 20, 2009. This includes vehicles with special disability license plates or tags. While there will be locations outside the perimeter of the Capitol that will be designated as drop-off points for persons=2 0with disabilities, traffic conditions and restrictions may make reaching these drop-off locations extremely difficult.

As noted above, public transportation is expected to be running at "crush capacity" and WMATA has informed us that while Metro Access will operate for its regular customers, they do not expect to be able to provide pick-ups for people after events.

There will be designated areas for people with disabilities in each of the ticketed seating areas on the Capitol grounds, however these areas are limited in size and available on a first-come first-served basis. Persons in wheelchairs or utilizing walkers should be aware that they will need to move across bumpy surfaces, grassy areas, and possible icy areas (depending on the weather).

Other Important Considerations

The weather in Washington in January is usually quite cold and often rainy or snowy. Please think carefully about whether you can stand outside in cold weather in a large crowd for up to six hours, and whether you are ready for long delays getting home afterwards.

Regardless of the weather conditions, umbrellas will not be permitted in the ticketed areas. Other prohibited items include, but are not limited to: Firearms and ammunition (either real or simulated), Explosives of any kind (including fireworks), Knives, blades, or sharp objects (of any20length), Mace and/or pepper spray, Sticks or poles, Pockets or hand tools, such as "Leatherman", Packages, Backpacks, Large bags, Duffel bags, Suitcases, Thermoses, Coolers, Strollers, Laser pointers, Signs, Posters, Animals (other than service animals), Alcoholic beverages, Other items that may pose a threat to the security of the event as determined by and at the discretion of the security screeners

Bring with you any medications that you need because there will be very long delays in getting to and from events.

Be aware that it may be difficult to talk or send pictures from your cell phone, according to wireless companies. Please use text messaging to send critical messages.


The Mo'Kelly Report
is an entertainment journal with a political slant; published weekly at www.eurweb.com. It is meant to inform, infuse and incite meaningful discourse...as well as entertain. The Mo’Kelly Report is syndicated by Newstex and Blogburst. For more Mo’Kelly,
http://www.mokellyreport.blogspot.com.

Morris W. O'Kelly can be reached at mokellyreport@sbcglobal.net and he welcomes all commentary.

12.29.2008

Latin Pageant Queen Moonlights as Pablo Escobar


Story HERE

What better way to close the year than to tell the story of one Laura Zuniga. If you haven’t heard the news, Laura is the 23-year-old reigning Miss Hispanic America and Miss Sinaloa 2008.

Meaning, she’s hot.

WAYYYYYY hot.

But that’s only HALF of the “news.” Earlier this week, Zuniga was busted for handguns, semi-automatic rifles and $53k in cash.

That's the "other" half of the news.

Meaning...when she’s not practicing her “impromptu” answers on how to make the world a better place she is cutting her product and cutting major drug deals in her native land of Mexico.

Yes, nothing like a beauty queen moonlighting as the female/Mexican version of Tony Montana or Pablo Escobar. Couldn’t you just imagine how Zuniga might have fared in the Miss World or Miss Universe pageant? Or better yet, what did the “talent portion” of the Miss Hispanic America showcase of Zuniga’s “skills?”

(Random yet ubiquitous uber-macho Latin male pageant host holds up a microphone to announces the next contestant. Non-Spanish-speaking viewers at home watch the English translation dart across the bottom of the screen.)

“And now, Laura Zuniga, of Sinaloa will come to the stage and share her extraordinary talent of…”

(He turns and looks to a stage director off-stage)

“Is this right, this isn’t a mistake?...ok, if you say so. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Sinaloa’s own Laura Zuniga as she shares her talent for…(pause)…consummating a drug deal.”

(crowd offers smattering of confused applause, Zuniga wheels out a glass table, a credit card, one single brick of cocaine, razor blade, 9mm handgun, a semi-automatic rifle and an Adidas bag of non-sequential hundred dollar bills)

“The first thing any successful drug dealer needs to know is how to cut pure cocaine. You can use baking soda, Enfamil, chlorine, sugar…your choice. Each has benefits and drawbacks. A credit card (she holds it up) usually works nicely to get it done."

“Then, when the motherf******* come in wanting to buy, (she picks up rifle, aiming at host’s head)…point the rifle like so…at his dome, so when sh!t jumps off, you’re ready to squeeze off a few rounds if the ‘consumer’ gets a little froggy.”

(Show host signals to producers in truck with executioner slash across throat to cut to commercial)


Presently, Zuniga and seven of her “accomplices” are being detained on charges ranging from racketeering, drug trafficking, guns and money laundering.

Grand slam. Racketeering, drug trafficking, guns and money laundering. That's a round-tripper in the world of drug baseball.

Is it just Mo’Kelly, but if you’re living a high-profile lifestyle, one common to beauty pageant contestants, doesn’t that exclude you from excelling in the clandestine underworld of the drug trade? Celebrities don't make good drug dealers, and there are plenty of reasons as to why.

If you are a foot-soldier cutting product, cutting deals and popping caps in domes, doesn’t that mean life as a celebrity probably is not in the cards for you? Aren’t you just “slightly” more recognizable come the late-night meeting down at the docks or in the back room of some equally undesirable Mexican location?

(Two Mexican drug factions meet an undisclosed location in Culiacan. There is the stereotypical table, ammo and cash all cinematically positioned for review. Zuniga cuts open a brick of coke and inserts her pinky nail. Mo'Kelly translates their Spanish conversation for your convenience below.)

"Sh!t tastes right. Good product. We'll give you 18k per kilo...can you work with that?"

"Hey, I know you...aren't you Miss Sinaloa 2008? I remember your talent portion of the pageant...you rocked! The semi-automatic rifle did it for me."

"No, that wasn't me, besides I'm way hotter."

"I don't know about "way hotter," but you sure are way dumber. I'm a Federali and you're under arrest, Miss Sinaloa 2008. Should've stayed on stage in a bathing suit and heels; much safer there. You have the right to remain silent chica."

Props to the Latin drug queen. Nothing sexier than an amoral beauty queen who knows how to rob, steal and kill.

Uh, not really…




The Mo'Kelly Report
is an entertainment journal with a political slant; published weekly at www.eurweb.com. It is meant to inform, infuse and incite meaningful discourse...as well as entertain. The Mo’Kelly Report is syndicated by Newstex and Blogburst. For more Mo’Kelly,
http://www.mokellyreport.blogspot.com.

Morris W. O'Kelly can be reached at mokellyreport@sbcglobal.net and he welcomes all commentary.


Black Murder Rate Up...Blame Up Too

Story HERE

Criminologists at Northeastern University in Boston, MA have recently released a report…yes, another report. This latest “report” indicates that the rate of young African-American men and teenagers who’ve committed or were victims of murder have increased significantly since 2000.

In addition, the FBI data used for the study also indicated that murders nationwide have leveled off.

Each time I happen upon a study like this, the responses to it are predictable if not laughable (on both sides). On one hand, you have those who will use this data as “proof” of the inherent criminal nature of African-American males and plaster the internet with such commentary accordingly.

Not so fast there…

On the other hand, you have the other extreme who use this data as “proof” of the inherent injustice of the American capitalistic machine and the latest call to arms...

uh…the latest “call-to-action” to lobby Washington for more expansive funding of inner-city programs. In fact, the study found the Bush administration was partially at fault for grant cuts to local police and juvenile crime prevention programs.

Not so fast there either…

If you didn’t notice the picture in the upper left-hand corner of the page, I am an African-American man. “Young” is more a relative adjective to describe me these days, and less an objective truth. Also, I live, work and attend church in violence-infested communities. In other words, there is a level of familiarity with this problem that FBI data and Northeastern University criminologists do not and can not address.

Far too often, studies like the aforementioned one are misused as opportunities to assess “blame” in a singular and definitive direction. Studies like these do more to codify the problem in neat and statistically digestible morsels, and less to identify the root issues.

There are two simple areas that must be addressed and addressing problems is a forward-looking approach, one far different than retroactive blame.

Responsibility and accountability.

Young Black men are more likely to kill and be killed due to an absence of responsibility and accountability. That is not to be confused with inherent criminality. If Black men were predisposed to crime, then historically Black men would always have sought their own “water level” of violence. Knowledge of the fullness of American history proves this not to be true.

The responsibility of caring for young Black men has been lacking, if not non-existent with the gross number of absent fathers in our community. We as African-American men must be responsible for our sons. “Responsibility” is not the same as blame and shouldn’t be treated as such. I don’t need the FBI or a group of criminologists to highlight the statistical correlation between the percentage of violent offenders and the percentage of those without a stable father-figure presence in the home.

Common sense does that job just fine, thank you very much.

Children (irrespective of color) without guidance, instruction and discipline will likely have their lives bear these realities out upon reaching adolescence and adulthood. We live in a society fascinated with guns and violence…of course this is the inevitable result among young people. It’s not unrelated to why the best soldiers to fight any war are closer to age 18, not 38. Although murders nationwide may have leveled off, the core group; those most likely susceptible to society’s negative influences have responded accordingly.

We as African-American men with good sense have been fundamentally lacking in terms of responsibility.

I said it I mean it and have no desire to take it back.

We may not like the way in which comedian Bill Cosby “lectured” to us on this topic or were irritated in the way then Senator Barack Obama “chided” us…but the truth does not change.

At the same time, let’s not forget about accountability. If we can agree that poverty, drugs and violence are inextricably linked, then those individuals who are disproportionately housed…or imprisoned if you will in a generational sense in poverty; there can be only one likely end-result. Any discussion of accountability should also include the factors which negatively contribute to these generational realities.

Disparities between crack and cocaine sentencing laws speak to waning judicial accountability and must be woven into the narrative of this generational disconnect. One “father” convicted of crack possession and another of cocaine possession will have widely disparate impacts on the length of the subsequent separation from the child/ren. Crack is available on virtually every corner in urban America, as are liquor stores. Of COURSE violent crime among Black men is up. Of course there are more Black men in jail for longer periods, meaning longer periods of separation from the child/ren.

Yes, it’s the “responsibility” of the “father” to not engage in drug use/distribution first and foremost, but our society must be held accountable for our disparate treatment of them and the unintended consequences that also come with it. Disparate sentencing is only one of many variables in how we've come to this point and we must hold our political leadership accountable in that regard; the judges we elect and the propositions we pass.

Going further in the study, it also indicated that young White men who’ve committed gun-related homicides also rose, though not as sharply as African-American males. As they say, “tell me something I didn’t know.” Again, we live in a society fascinated with guns and violence.

In our never-ending quest to someday coexist peacefully inter and intra-racially, let us begin to talk more about responsibility and accountability and less about blame. Blame is only motivated by absolution of guilt. Accountability and responsibility are motivated by pride and self-worth.

The Mo'Kelly Report
is an entertainment journal with a political slant; published weekly at www.eurweb.com. It is meant to inform, infuse and incite meaningful discourse...as well as entertain. The Mo’Kelly Report is syndicated by Newstex and Blogburst. For more Mo’Kelly,
http://www.mokellyreport.blogspot.com.

Morris W. O'Kelly can be reached at mokellyreport@sbcglobal.net and he welcomes all commentary.


12.27.2008

Republicans Play 'Magic Negro' Card - BRAVO!


Saltsman
If you were unsure of either why Republicans lost or why Republicans seemed out of touch with the American electorate, here is exhibit 1a. Although the politics of yesteryear, replete with racism and anti-Americanism clearly contributed to the demise of the Republican party in 2008, some folks clearly didn't get the message.

Chip Saltsman, a candidate for RNC Chairman took it upon himself to send out a parody CD to RNC members, containing among others the song Barack the Magic Negro.

I'm going to forego the long, reasoned soliloquy and simply take the path of least resistance and respond with a singular question.

"Why?!"

"Why Chip...Why?"

Why in the world would anyone running to helm the Republican National Committee find it a good idea to associate him/herself in any way with the very politics leading to the demise of the party?

Don't get me wrong, I'm ecstatic with the level of Republican stupidity here...but it still begs the obvious question, "why?"

Of course, there are those will argue tooth and nail that the song is simply a parody, as are the others contained on it. But this "why" question doesn't have anything to do with whether Saltsman "could" or "has the right" to send out a CD with/without racially insensitive material. The question is simply "why" in the world would you?

Bravo Neocons...keep on shooting your NRA selves squarely in the ass. Why wait until 2012 to ruin that election too?! You have to love the long-range planning vision of its potential "leadership." Nothing like sinking the Republican party further into the abyss while campaigning for Chairman!

Why Chip...why?

ELECT CHIP SALTSMAN!

Why would you do it when given the tremendous failure of such tactics against Barack Obama, you Chip offer more of the same? Why would you do it when the moderates of the base were in no way galvanized and in fact were put off by such tactics? Instead of offering "new" (no, I won't use the word "progressive), Chip instead offered the worst definition of conservatism. He reaffirmed that the Republican party is still not a party of inclusion and it is the still the same party which has waved the flag of Dixiecrat Republicanism since Strom Thurmond.

ELECT CHIP SALTSMAN!

For their short-sighted troubles, this multi-cultural America smacked them squarely in the mouth. Not that I'm mad about it, but it begs the simple question.

Why Chip...Why? (Rolling on the floor laughing)

Personally, I'm encouraged. If the RNC is silly enough to elect Saltsman, it only likely ensures the further failure of the party. Bravo Chip...Bravo.

(And P.S. Chipper...it's "Mr. President" to you...)

ELECT CHIP SALTSMAN! Republican leadership 'we' need!



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12.25.2008

Eartha Kitt: 1927 - 2008

She will be missed. It's almost ironic, her passing on Christmas Day...





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