Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Alert more Bigotry from Nevada.

There should be an ongoing investigation in the courts and in Congress about who are the real Latinos For Reform. This is just another tactic by republicans to silence and to marginalize the Hispanic electorate from exercising their voting rights. I want to know who the Latinos for Reform really are and who is supporting them. Fucking hypocrites, the same people that are advancing in all fronts against the Hispanic Community now claimed that they are vested in the future of Latinos. When is it going to end?

This add is skillfully design to work in two aspects while it appears as benign and in favor of the Hispanic community, it also serves as a scare tactic to those Latinos that even with their citizenship are feeling the pressures of deportation fearing the intense racially profiling that is going on in Nevada and Arizona. I truly hope that this backfires and that the entire Latino community presents a new front and declare this unconstitutional. This tactic also, even though is presented locally in Nevada can emerge all around the entire Nation. The intention is simple keep the Latinos silent and afraid.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

NPR not so much for the Public than for their Party

I have posted before about NPR, but now I can validate some of my skepticism about their political programming. I listen to it constantly I am addicted to it but for a political junkie like me I've been feeling shortchanged about my fix. They have a wide variety of programs that stimulate my mind. But I have noticed that since 2008 election their coverage was less than impartial. I claimed that they are skewing their views. Now I can prove that they are doing so.

The latest is the memo sent warning any NPR staffers showing up for the John Stewart rally in Washington DC on October 30, as reported by the Huffington Post. And here are some of my other concerns. How come the memo now and not before Glen Beck’s charade?

When ever they make a reference to a political candidate they start by given air wave to the republican ones, and then they have a rebuttal from the democratic one and just when you think that the argument is settle, the republican one gets the last words. Even Christine O’Donnell gets this preferential treatment. Even though she has no substance what so ever, to a passive listener, she is right only because she has the last word and comes from NPR.

But it goes further than that. The other day while stock in traffic, I was listening to a segment in were one of Bush’s administrators came in favor of the Chambers of Commerce and their anonymous donors, so I am listening to this hoping a good come back to his BS, and their was none. The last statement I recalled was he saying it does not matter where the funds comes from, as long as the massage is of substance. Are you fucking kidding me this is coming from the mouth of one of the worst perpetrator of public interference? Is he one to validate me that I am supposed to be OK with corporations stealing our political process? Isn’t him a member of a gang that paid no attention to Wall Street yet let the market crashed to then give corporations a bail out for their failures? Should I be reaffirmed that there is no valid point to any accusations against Cross Roads and Karl Roves maneuvering?

Another issue that increased my Eyebrows is why are they getting money from an organization that is opposing our elected government like American for Prosperity who launches serious attacks on our government? Isn’t NPR supposed to stand for National Public Radio? Why are they so bested in debunking our present government?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Cesaria Evora

I am feeling the blues. And this is my comfort. Cesaria Evora. Her lullabies comfort me and I feel safe! A beautiful woman with history that speaks to my soul.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Oprah questioning men in the Down Low is a trap.

I do not get to watch much TV therefore I am illiterate when it comes to reviewing TV shows. But Wonder Man posted this video and I had to respond.

I could not finish watching this BS. Here you have Oprah living in the “down low” asking sexual identity questions to a black man that is now comfortable with disclosing his Identity as a gay man. My problem with her assumptions is that straight versus gay are encapsulated into the same binomials as black and white, rich and poor, healthy versus sick, norm versus abnormal, right versus wrong.

Here is my problem, the trap behind gay versus straight binomial is that it proposes that sexual identity like being gay equals sexual acts, equals gender, equals sexuality. And all or those terms need to be openly discussed when dismantling the homo versus heterosexual domains.

When I was young I used to have sex with another man who got married and created a live within the so-called “norm.” On an occasion we met at a billiard bar and he popped a fag joke and I asked him, have you told your wife that we used to have sex? And his response was I have never being gay I love pussy. So I asked him how would she feel if I were to disclose to her that you got off on my rim jobs? He told me I love pussy, should I be condemned for that? To which I responded we are on a public space and you feel is OK to belittle my identity but think nothing of the fact that you enjoyed it.

Weather he is or not on the “Down low”, I do not give a shit. Because the way I see it, he having sex with me does not make him gay, perhaps horny. I must confess that he used to come to me after caressing his girlfriend for long hours in her father’s balcony. In some cases it was easy for him to get his rocks off with me than with a chick, because of fear of being expose of infidelities. He knew that I was on a disadvantage if I ever broadcasted to anyone about our sexual relationships.

And why because if I were to do so we were both going to be outcast as fags; neither one of us wanted that, especially me with a high pitch voice and a history of being called a "fag" since I was five.
He was in the army, an athlete, and a boxer. I on the other hand, hang out with the girls, dance disco, and had a ponytail. You got the picture! In my social group sexual acts were not disclosed if they were not with in the “norm.”

And this is my point! No, I do not think that all men that have sex with men are gay. No, I do not think that sexual identity is easy, especially if you are identified or belong to the fringe; which in this case can cast anyone as sick or having aids. And no, not all sexual acts can be define as procreative acts, or solely confine to couples to only perform acts of copulation. I just recently heard of a close relative of mine who is a republican, who is straight, who goes to church, and who straps a dildo to please her man. Is she and her husband gay? I choose to not care. Honestly I do not give a shit. But what I am more interested is in dissenting from the narrative of the “norm.” Sexuality, sexual acts and sexual identity are far more complex to be boxed in the straight gay domain.

And Oprah discourse in this matter is, only benefiting her pocket. She loves the surprised gasps and the laughter of her audience for her ratings. I give her a d- for attempt. Perhaps she wanted to jump in the bang wagon of the “Long” saga where millionaires have a frenzy to debunk each other. But to me is not interesting nor it gets my rocks off. Because the way I see it, with all the bucks she has, she could have hire some extra researchers to make a solid point other than the domestic framework she presented.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Connecticut the proof is in the pudding.

Linda McMahon claims that we can solve our financial problems by lowering the minimum wage. Yet for someone that knows the business she did not know what the minimum wage is? But of course not, for someone that has 50 million dollars to spend on negative adds, why should she care about the minimum wage. And she is supposed to be speaking for all of us?

Take a look at her opponent records. Richard Blumenthal He “asked a state court to freeze all home foreclosures for 60 days. Doing so "should stop a foreclosure steamroller based on defective documents."

And guess what? McMahon is loved by Republicans in my town. Some of them are my neighbors, the idiots!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

America, face your future!

I was reading at the Huffington post and came across this national catastrophe. I am not a fan of Hugo Chavez, a dictatorship is a dictatorship any where, but when millions of people say yes to a democratic elected official, why then ‘"a coup d'eta?” This hit a hard core with me, because I am a civil servant, and I believe in democracy. I believe that our work is important. Teachers, Firefighters and the Military should get pay a honorable salary. But for young boys to take over just because they have guns, I’ll say that is bulling!

This picture here can be easily transferable. And Ecuador is not Venezuela.

The parallels here is that in nowadays climate, I wont be surprised of this happening in the USA. Hey, you have enough opposition from the military and a loud group that wants Obama gone. And what do you think is going to be next on the plate "a coup d'eta.” Only that ours will be sponsored by wall street.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

When name calling backfires

Big Boys with bullies’ mind think that it is easy to intimidate. But when progressives respond, they have shit to say! This is the kind of argument that needs to move to the front.

Gender versus Race

It is a political strategy for Repugs to put women against blacks. And to put non-religious against religious ones. Americans versus migrants. Or better yet Christians against Muslim. You see the pattern here division of the masses. But how come they do not highlight the rich versus the poor. They have shit of an argument there.

Oh bad manners, I got this video from "Maybe Is Just Me" sight.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Keep benefiting the rich; say good-bye to your home!

As much as I like Colbert, I still feel that when talking immigration laws you need to address global economy in relation to the US corporations that are shifting their work production abroad.

It is interesting to notice how the migration debate, only focuses on our national agenda. As a migrant myself, most people leave their homeland not because they want to, but because they are forced too. And trust me it is cold and hard up north.

During my college years I used to clean houses while attending Cooper Union, that in the first year alone, had me doing 21 credits per semester while other more pricelly institutions were requiring only twelve. My first semester, I was put on academic probation. When I mentioned to the panel that I was working and going to school, they all agreed that that was impossible. I love Cooper; they gave me a chance to advance. They raised my scholarship so that I did not have to work while going to school. I ended up with an award upon graduation.

And this is my point, while we can all blame the immigrants, why not focus that energy on the multi billionaire companies that are getting the tax brakes while shifting their production to Latin America, in where a 18,000 dollars a year job renders them middle class; forcing many other lives to leave their country. Forcing them to come north to farm work! You and me are not winning. Yet we pay a price and they leave their homes, while corporations here, with their trickle down mentality are only getting fatter and fatter.

Is that going to be the landscape of third world America; where Americans are going to be force to migrate while targeted because doing the menial jobs that the hosting nation does not want to perform?

The repugs argument is that we need to address salary scales for native workers, yet I do not see an agenda from their platform addressing this concern. I see more and more Sarah Palins look alike claiming they stand for regular moms, while they have shit to offer.

This is not that I am going against immigrants. I can't. But how in hell are you going to help other nations while the fat cats here are eating the mice?

Keep benefiting the rich; say good-bye to your home!

Friday, September 24, 2010


Rhythmic Gymnastics 2010: Frighteningly Flexible Girls Showcase Their Skills

I love the Huffington Post. And this is why, you see gymnasts girls working their craftsmanship, you see how the body is a temple. I do not call that "frighteningly;" I call that awesome!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Intelligence takes over

Mother Jones has a great piece for all democratic districts; reshape and play the foul game. Once you learn the game, you are ready to play.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Girl effect

Girl effect, are you listening? Do I need to say more? Get active!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Surprise, Surprised!

Look who is defending Obama?

I am delighted that this event took place. I am not a fan of Collin Powell but I truly hope that with this one he stir up some, and that Americans start seeing the escalating racism going on.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dude you have no Quran

The stakes are getting high.

This piece went viral. To me this is an option, to what I mentioned before, on my blog.

“Dude you have no Quran
” is a strategy to include a voice lacking in our media. Here, with his taxing noise, Jacob Isom challenges the idea that burning of the Quran is not an option.

I am not a friend of religious institutions, but on this case the dude made his point. I will not go into a dismantling scheme for why I like the number.

I will rather have you do the work. Is this an alternative or not?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Joy speaks and got us some treasure

On new blog discovery

Joy is my heroine. She speaks with the knowledge that is lacking our dialectics. She speaks on behalf you and me. Please visit her and let her know that she is the voice we need.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tea Party Tinderbox

After reading the "TEA PARTY TINDERBOX?" on MOTHER JONES, my level of optimism reached an all time low. I always hope that reason and conversation will always settle the grounds for prosperity. However on today’s hot climate settling two opposites sites to counter act each other, is a recipe for disaster. Specially, when they are about to meet on the same field.

Allan has always been the cheerleader on the home, yet even him sees my pessimistic side as an apocalyptic sign.

It is easy to blame the Tea Party crowd for their intolerance, but how come they are still gaining grounds, when we have Keith Olberman's national coverage?

As as dyslexic man, whenever I see him on TV, I keep hoping that he will talk to my understanding. He uses language that is foreign even to me that have a Masters Degree. I do not think that Americans are stupid, I think that the progressive media keeps ignoring that most folks are too tired to even enjoy television; let alone understand how big money is behind the Tea Party movement. Progressive Media uses language and dialogues that is shaped for the smart ones only; the elite of language; the Harvard graduates, that in some cases got us in the jam that we are today.

So how will you come to an agreement, when the information you have either comes from Glen Beck or from Keith Olberman? Shouting will be the answer, and when that fails, guns will come handy. And already Tea Baggers have the NRA, and the Second Amendment on their side.

And this is my point, if progressive people do not have the points that they can share with the opposite site, in a form that can lead to a dialogue, that dialogue will have less of a chance to happen. Progressive media has the means to do that, but they keep ignoring to enunciate a message that can override the Glen Beck and Sara Palin’s followers.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Linda McMahon is another wolf on sheep clothes

Linda McMahon is another danger to our lives. She is a Repug, that have spent over 28 millions dollar of her own account to secure her GOP denomination. Imagine her speaking on the behalf of millions of American that live paycheck by paycheck. Like the Sarah Palin of the corporations and the Arizona Governor, she is still brainless enough to think that without hard working Americans, that struggle for their living, her profitable living will be gone.

So lets give her the opportunity to shine, lets have campaign opponent Richard Blumenthal, make her reason.

The irony of this, is that she does make her living on wrestlers that are so appealing to working class America. Her greed spells out another Bloomberg on the making; that while he has triple his billions, thousands of New Yorkers are homeless and shipped abroad.

I am rallying behind Richard Blumenthal.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Bronson, the movie

Its a journey into the unfairness of prison. It is based on the true story of Prisoner BT1314, and how Michael Peterson supposedly became the most violent prisoner in all Britain’s Penal History.

His first crime in 1974, in which he stole a mere £26.18, landed him a sentenced to 7 years, for a robbery in which no one was hurt. For a criminal who has never killed anyone, Bronson has spent 30 out of 34 years in solitary confinement, subjected to both physical and psychological brutality, all throughout his incarceration.

The movie was skillfully crafted using first person narrative and monologues to illustrate Bronson’s attitudes against the system.

The actor playing Bronson was a fine male specimen perfect for the part.

Yet to me Bronson is just a great performance artist, who was able to master body over mind, in spite of all the cultural, political and social pressures against his time.His name was changed by his fight promoter in 1987. It had nothing to do with the actor Charles Bronson's film "Death Wish" as is usually reported in the newspapers.

He is now 55 years of age.

He has NEVER killed anyone!

He has now spent 34 years in prison, 30 of those years have been in solitary confinement.

Yet the guy can fight

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz.

After much insistence from my Hubby I just finished reading “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz.

And the novel turned me out. I know that the Caribbean is replete with political horrors, but never have I read a book that delineates how those horrors, surpass way past generations, even after their villain dictators are gone.

I new that Trujillo was a bastard, a demon or Fuku as Junot refers to. But Shit generations after his ruthless dictatorship, the dude left his damage on the lives of the Dominican Republic. A damage that even years after his death, people are still not convinced that they can’t stand up against injustice.

Junot tried to make it easy for you to understand the suffering of his people, but even when the novel is a love story, the final outcome spells out political evils and degradation.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Feast of all Saints by Anne Rice

The Feast of all Saints by Anne Rice

This summer I was emerged in the reading of “The Feast of all Saints” by Anne Rice.

Which is a provocative narrative that took place during the pre civil war in New Orleans. It’s a fictional account attesting to the lives of the “Gens of Couleur Libre,” and their struggles and decisions that shaped their history.

While reading the novel I had to reexamine my own encounters with colonialism.

I have always experienced colonialism from the assaults it inflicted against my national heritage, my sexual identity, my working class upbringing and my limited language skills. Yet I have never experienced colonial degradation from a racial context.

Growing up in Puerto Rico, never did the check box for race caused a posse on my behalf; I new that I was a white Puerto Rican man. Migrating to the states helped me face the limited access that I have due to my skin color. I was invisible to the norm that constantly render me as “the other” either because of my language or because my affections.

Having struggle through that experience, I had to relate how my experience compare to others and specially to the black community. And I saw that I still had the upper hand.

Yet having experienced being place in a insignificant status, I had to reconsider how I will go about assisting in abolishing those ideas that cast humans into a position of unimportance. How can someone be considered devalue because of their skin color?

To me any excuse to hate can infiltrate on others reasons for hating: say their place of birth, their family income, their religion, or their sexual orientation. Yet, why is it so grievous when it comes to the context of color?

It is because color is a physical manifestation unlike having an accent, in where if I do not speak I will not get easily stopped. Or when it comes to my sexual preference where if I do not engage or disclose my sexual likings no one will be so eager to cast a stone.

Race under the Anglo-European world is a screening device to exclude, to silence and to justify inequities? Inequities that can then be always justify by other incoherent reasons such as the place of birth, the sexual orientation, or the religious believes that might undermine the Anglo-European self of importance.

I do not think that Anne Rice set to unleash this debate onto the minds of her readers, but what she did instead, was to restitute a voice to those that had been silenced because of their color. She provided an alternative kaleidoscope of histories rich in humanity not only shaped by their color, but by a desire to better their lives; hence the novel of the “Gens of Couleur Libre,” in The Feast of All Saints.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

forever grateful

I am forever grateful to Allan and to all that came because of him,
to Renee and to Kyle,
to nutwoodjunction and to Buckos
to our long hours behind a screen thinking
we can make a change.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Award Winners

Give it to my students.

As many of you know, I work in the Bronx NYC. I travel almost 56 miles each way to go to work. I get up at 3 am every morning and guess what, I love it. I wish for it to be different. I am thinking about relocating back to the City. But I love my work. I love the product and the process of my students’ ability to create. And it is not easy. The other day some of my students, actually 3 of them on a 5th grade class, when I gave them modeling clay decided that it was cool to make dildos. I freaked out and I broked, Yet I was disable to let them understand the beauty of creating beyond TV pedagogy, rap and pop culture. I have a 5th grader that scream sex for attention and I am weary that she can not see the fact that the odds are against her, and will be against her for years to come. Yet when I get to reach those that listen, I am surprised, cause they surpass my expectations. I have award winners, sensitive creative and beautifully crafted human entities that got the message. So here are some of the product. I am proud.

Third grader award winner

Fourth grader award winner

Fifth grader award winner

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I have to give props to Nutwood Junction

I have to give props to Nutwood Junction. The other day on her blogg
Prohibiting the free exercise thereof, Beth posted about whether we should allow a Mosque to happen on Ground Zero surroundings and my response was, fuck no.
I have gone through so much stuff in my life that my patience was limited. But I totally get her point. I have no saying in others freedom of religion and where to worship.
I am just getting really weary about the state of affairs and the role of Muslim and Christianity against homos like me. You read the news and you hear about homos being killed in Christian and Muslin Africa and I say fuck why advocate on their behalf. I am not intolerant of others, I am just safeguarding my ass.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Let us know

The Israel Gaza conflict is unnerving. Here are some questions.
Why attack a group of humanitarians?
Why attack on Iternational Waters?
Why suspend all communications for Ninety minutes?
Why releasing all communications from the Israeli point of view?
I will say that sounds like bulling to me, but I want to be better inform.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Today is a great day

Today is a great day

This has been a great weekend First Allan graduated With a bachelors in science in Special Education. And today My friends celebrated my 50th birthday. Trust me life has its surprises.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Blackface fag loved by whites

You cannot make this shit up. This is so fucking out of line it is even surreal. So here we have it a privilege white boy dressing up supposedly as a black woman with 19 children living in welfare. I find that insulting and so far from the fucking true. I wish for him to experience the reality of welfare or poverty or even been black, which I do not know anything about. And for queers to get a laugh out at this is really compelling on the state of affairs. The dude is popular around white extremist. One of them even commented “he is too articulate to be black.” Mind you he is getting booked around the tea party circuit. They rather have a fag in black face than to have a black woman onboard. White pride loves him. And I'm still concerned about this fucking division within the queer community. Listen if your brain is the size of a peanut you have dick to match. Fuck if by now you have not gotten the message that being queer is not OK with everyone Why join then with a blackface? And to see the boy from the queer eye laughing with her is appalling. Let him live in Arizona. In welfare.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Not only @ Arizona

Take a look at this site, where if u look latino u get stump in the head by the police.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Nazi Bitch

I love America I really do. However this pic of Michelle Mcgee or whatever her motherfucking name is, is irrelevant to me. But it is relevant to nowadays politics. You got brain dead fuck-heads appearing in national news. What is relevant is the fact that she feels very comfortable acting like a bitch to arouse others mentality and dicks.

The crowd that she is hoping to get admiration from is the same crowd that is terrorizing Arizona, is the crowd that is bringing guns to political rallies, and is praying for Obama to be killed. But does that crowd really know how Hitler died? He died like a bitch, he had to put a bullet on his head because he was weak.

So her power stance of bitch mama is limited to her lack of facts or knowledge., Next she will come up with a wet t-shirt portraying Jesus Christ as a fucking Nazi himself. And we should be able to fucking crucifiy her. She is stupid and weak and the tattoos are her only way to lure weak men in. Her brain is the size of a fucking anthropoid. I dare her to carve a fucking swastica on her fucking forehead. Lets see what will happen. Nazis will know that they are in for a power struggle and they will lose.