On this episode, Randi B. and I were back on Facebook Live talking about the Atlanta spa shooting, Ron Johnson and the COVID-19 vaccine. It evolved into a conversation that included a variety of other topics. Check it out on YouTube below.
So, there’s no way to cut it or slice it, son. Andrew Cuomo, governor of my state (New York), is out here wilin’, man. I mean, name it and he’s probably been accused of it, fam. At this point, I’m sure that he’s wishing it was still the early days of the pandemic, when the public “liked” him. Shit, in less than a year, Cuomo has gone from an elected official “battling” the Coronavirus to a creep who doesn’t give a shit about old people. All I can say is, life comes at you fast, bruh.
Ok, for those who are unaware, Cuomo is in all types of shit, son. Now, let’s start with the debacle in the nursing homes. Apparently, Cuomo and his administration has been lying about how many people have died from COVID-19 in nursing homes around the state. Basically, a bunch of elderly people were perishing from the virus and they neglected to tell anyone. In any case, the investigation began when Melissa DeRosa, Cuomo’s aide, let the truth slip. All in all, that’s fucking reprehensible, man. Hell, even if I didn’t have a grandmother in a nursing home, I would’ve still be mortified, man. Frankly, that’s no way to treat anyone, let alone the defenseless, fam.
Moving on, let’s talk about Cuomo’s creepiness around women. Now, according to Lindsey Boylan, Charlotte Bennett and Anna Ruch, Cuomo has a history of unwanted advances and general touchy-feely-ness. Furthermore, it’s been stated by numerous people that he’s created a work atmosphere that thrives on “bullying” and all sorts of sexual harassment. With all of that being said, I believe all of it, bruh. Why? Not only because of the testimonies of these women, but by Cuomo’s own words. Listen, anytime someone says shit like “I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation,” they did that shit, son. Real talk, all his statement did was try to downplay the creepo shit that he was doing in his office. The way I see it, we don’t believe you, you need more people.
In the end, there’s nothing else to say, man. Ultimately, it’s time for Cuomo to go. By and by, he can’t continue to abuse his position and think that there won’t be any repercussions, fam. At the end of the day, I really think that he thought he could skate because of how he was handling the Coronavirus publicly. Now, I say “publicly” because we all know the truth now, bruh. When it’s all said and done, he was letting elderly people die while fondling his staff. Yeah, adios, Cuomo. Let’s see if Chris Cuomo will keep it a buck about that. That is all. LC out.
So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, the internet never ceases to be funny, man. I mean, no matter the situation, the online community will find a way to make shit hilarious. With that being said, the name “Fled Cruz” is a special brand of comical. Like, on what planet did Ted Cruz think it was cool to ditch Texas during the middle of a crisis? Shit, after his role in fanning the flames of the U.S. Capitol riot, one would think that Cruz would try to be as helpful as possible. But, nope, brethren. Instead, Cruz tried to bounce with his family and really thought that people wouldn’t notice. All in all, he’s a certified clown, fam.
Ok, for those who are unaware, Texas is a shit-show right now. Thanks to climate change, the state has been battered with unprecedented amounts of snow and ice. Because of this, millions of people are residing in frozen houses that are without power. To clarify, the motherfucking Texas power grid just gave up, bruh. Furthermore, because of these extraordinary times, resources such as food and water are becoming an issue for residents. So, during a moment like this, what should the community expect from its elected officials? They should be finding ways to rectify the power issues and get supplies to the people, right? Well, that’s not what Ted Cruz did. In fact, to get away from the problems of his fellow Texans, Cruz hopped on a plane with his family to Cancún, Mexico. *Sigh* He’s such a great Senator, son.
Now, here’s the thing. The fact is, Cruz can’t pretend like this was some planned trip. Based on leaked text messages, his wife, Heidi Cruz, put this vacation in motion because their “house is FREEZING.” Well, welcome to the club, Heidi. Frankly, all of her father’s constituents are in the same boat and a lot of them don’t have the ability to flee the scene. Keeping it a buck, how dense can one man be, fam? Like, did he really think this was a good idea? To abandon the people who voted for him? For God‘s sake, Ted Cruz continually shows us that he’s of low character. Hell, I guess promoting a riot wasn’t bad enough. Now he wants to take the easy way out while his people suffer. Bravo, fool.
In the end, there’s nothing else to say, son. Ultimately, I’m not surprised by Cruz’ ain’t-shit-ness. By and by, these politicians just continue to show us that they don’t give a fuck about the people. At the end of the day, we get what we vote for. That is all. LC out.
So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, there was never a point in time when I thought that the GOP would convict Donald Trump. I mean, during his four tumultuous years in office, the Republican Party NEVER stood up to any of his tomfoolery. Hell, they had a chance to get Trump the fuck outta here during his first impeachment and they dropped the ball. His family members literally admitted to meeting with Russia, but somehow, no one got in trouble. With all of that being said, I wasn’t surprised that Trump got off, again. However, after hearing Mitch McConnell‘s speech, I want to chop him in the fucking neck. Like, what the fuck was the point of condemning Trump if he wasn’t going to convict?
Ok, for those who missed it, Trump skated after his second impeachment for inciting the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol. Now, in order to convict Trump, 67 Senators needed to vote for it. When it was all said and done, only 43 Senators did the right thing. Furthermore, only seven of those 43 Senators were Republicans. Needless to say, McConnell was not one of those seven. In any case, for some reason, this droopy-face motherfucker thought it was a good idea to say that Trump was “practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day.” Fam, is he serious? Like, is he really fucking serious?! Bruh, why the FUCK were they even there?! To hold someone responsible for the cotdamn riot! So, if Trump was “practically and morally responsible,” then why the fuck did he vote not guilty?!
Listen, at this point, I’m shocked that I can still be shocked, man. Shit, out of his own mouth, McConnell acknowledged Trump’s culpability. But, due to party allegiance, he STILL refused to do the right thing. Frankly, a conviction would’ve been a game-changer, son. It would’ve stripped Trump’s ability to run for office again and it would’ve stopped his access to confidential briefings. Now, for a man as volatile as Trump, that would’ve been the responsible thing to do. Then again, only a fool would think that the GOP would do the responsible thing. *Sigh* I don’t even know what to say anymore, fam.
In the end, Mitch McConnell is a fucking hypocrite, bruh. Ultimately, there was NO point in him criticizing Trump if he wasn’t going to do his fucking job. By and by, politics never ceases to disgust me, son. At the end of the day, being part of a team is WAY more important than being just. All I can do is shake my head, brethren. That is all. LC out.
So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I’ve been in a major Fred Hampton frame of mind lately. Now, as anyone could imagine, a lot of that has to do with the Judas and the Black Messiah movie that’s dropping this week. Despite my previous criticism of Daniel Kaluuya, his pedigree as an actor just can’t be questioned. With that being said, I’m positive that he’s going to do Hampton’s legacy justice. In any case, since Hampton’s name is back in the limelight, I’d like us all to really dive into his message. All in all, he was assassinated for one main reason: uniting various groups of disenfranchised people for economic empowerment.
Ok, for those who are unaware, outside of his leadership position in the Black Panther Party, the Rainbow Coalition was his next evolution. With this group, he was able to unite the Panthers, the Young Patriots Organization and the Young Lords for a common goal. Now, while it’s always easy to spot the differences between Black, White and Latino people, Hampton’s mission was to display our commonalities. When it came to institutions like poverty and housing, the affects were felt across a variety of communities. So, coming together to address these disparities was a sign of true revolution.
The truth is, the FBI and the rest of the federal government were well-aware of this, man. J. Edgar Hoover was especially fearful of a “Black messiah” that could galvanize the people. Shit, COINTELPRO was created for the sole purpose of destroying any movement designed to help Black America. Real talk, Black leaders were already considered “dangerous” for espousing beliefs of equality. However, they were ESPECIALLY feared when they turned their attention to economics and coalescing with outside groups.
Look, it’s not a coincidence that Hampton was killed 8 months after founding the Rainbow Coalition. I mean, the FBI had a file on him since 1967, but was murdered 2 years later when he started working with different racial and ethnic groups. Furthermore, it’s not a coincidence that Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated a month before the Poor People’s Campaign‘s march in Washington. Hell, everyone loves his “I Have A Dream” speech, but neglect to talk about his demand for wealth redistribution, equal housing and land rights. All I know is, when King and Hampton started turning their attention to the greater crimes of capitalism, they were removed from this Earth. The way I see it, none of that was by chance, man.
In this end, this is how it has always played out historically. Ultimately, Tulsa wasn’t destroyed because of Dick Rowland. It was destroyed because White people couldn’t stand the idea of financially-independent Black people. By and by, the evils of this country really rear their heads when the money is being affected. At the end of the day, slavery was about free labor for monetary gain. All I can say is, true liberation in this country comes from financial freedom. All of our heroes knew that and that’s a main cause for why they were murdered. That is all. LC out.
*Sigh* So, despite the fact that Donald Trump is no longer in office, we’re still feeling the effects of his Goof Troop. I mean, let’s be clear, son: idiots like Marjorie Taylor Greene have been given a platform because of the dystopian world that Trump has championed. The fact of the matter is, Greene should’ve never been let anywhere near our legislative body. Shit, her position is not only an indictment on her, but an indictment on all of the dumbasses who voted for her. Then again, what should I have expected from the people who allowed Trump’s rise in the first place?
Ok, for those who missed it, House Republicans are gearing up to vote on whether Greene, a Georgia representative, should keep her committee assignments. Now, this debate comes after people started discovering the outlandish shit that this woman believes. Like, there are conspiracy theorists and then there’s Marjorie Taylor Greene. For God‘s sake, she doesn’t just co-sign one looney tunes idea, she pushes ALL of them, man. Hell, I don’t even know where to begin, fam.
For starters, she’s a full-blown QAnon disciple. Now, for those who don’t know what that is, it’s a theory that a secret order of Satanists, pedophiles and cannibals were working to remove Trump from power. Essentially, it’s Pizzagate on human growth hormone. Side note, Pizzagate was THOROUGHLY debunked. In addition, Greene believes that Muslims shouldn’t be allowed to serve in government. To further that point, she tried to get Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to retake their oaths on the Bible instead of the Quran. Furthermore, Greene believes that the mass shootings in Sandy Hook, Parkland and Las Vegas were fake, that Democrats in power should be executed and that the California wildfires were caused by a Rothschild-sponsored space laser. Yes, a space laser, brethren.
Now, here’s my thing: all of this shit would be hilarious if she didn’t hold a public office. Like, motherfuckers actually voted for this nutcase, bruh. Even worse, the GOP STILL won’t really condemn the shit that she’s saying. Instead, they considered stripping Liz Cheney of her power for agreeing with Trump’s impeachment. As fucked up as it is, President Orange still has a hold on that fucking party and I don’t understand it, son. I really, really don’t.
In the end, America is still out here operating like a wasteland. Ultimately, a new president doesn’t alleviate the issues that are affecting this nation. By and by, even in a loss, 75 million Americans voted to continue to the chaos. At the end of the day, I still don’t have a ton of hope for this country’s direction. Then again, did I ever? That is all. LC out.
So, we’re finally here. After four years of NONSTOP SHENANIGANS, Donald Trump is about to lose his job. Now, even though we’re still waiting on the final tally from Georgia and North Carolina, Joe Biden already has enough electoral votes to become the President-elect. However, regardless of the inevitability, Trump is refusing to go quietly. Then again, I can’t say that I’m surprised, son. I mean, I never expected Trump to accept his fate. But, if there’s one thing that I know, fake news can’t save him, man.
Ok, for those who’ve been living in a bunker, Joe Biden has been elected President. Now, as it currently stands, Biden has garnered 290 electoral votes, 20 more than the 270 needed to secure the win. The wild part is, we still don’t have the total numbers from GA and PA. In any case, if the current trend continues, the final count will be 306 electoral votes for Biden and 229 electoral votes for Trump. By comparison, the difference in electoral votes would match the number that Trump reached to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016. All in all, America said fuck youuuuu and go hoooooome to President Orange.
Now, despite the obvious loss, Trump is trying to do what he’s done his entire Presidency: lie. Without any substantiated evidence, he’s out here claiming widespread voter fraud and his supporters are eating it up. For the most part, Trump believes that mail-in voting is the devil (despite the fact that the GOP has long-benefited from the practice). Funny thing is, in Trump’s world, fraud only happened in the states where he lost. What are the odds, huh? Like, this is the same man who wanted everyone to stop counting votes in states where he had a lead and keep counting votes in states where he was trailing. On the real, it’s just shameless tomfoolery, fam. The problem is, his gullible fan base simply accepts whatever he says, bruh.
In the end, Donald Trump just needs to face the music, son. Ultimately, this is one time when his spin tactics won’t work, man. By and by, math is undefeated, fam. At the end of the day, his denials are right on brand, bruh. Shit, when it came to COVID-19, he denied science for the entire year. Of COURSE he would deny math now. Womp womp. You’re fired, bitch! LC out.
So, like I always say, I’m going to try and keep this post short today. Essentially, I don’t want to hear shit about polls, son. Real talk, I don’t think people have learned anything from the 2016 Presidential Election. Now, if anyone needs a reminder, here’s how it went: right up until voting day, Hillary Clinton was leading Donald Trump in basically all of the national polls. Well, we all know how that story ended, man.
With all of that being said, don’t talk to me about Joe Biden‘s lead in the national polls right now. The way I see it, this is the same false sense of security that individuals had four years ago. Frankly, I don’t give a flying fuckity-fuck about what a small faction of Americans said in a poll. One, they could be lying their asses off. Two, these folks aren’t representative of the entire country. So, throw all of these cotdamn polls in the garbage, fam.
In the end, everyone needs to just go out and vote, bruh. Ultimately, until we actually submit our ballots, all of this auxiliary talk is for the birds, son. By and by, I’m sure everyone already knows how I feel. At the end of the day, we need to get Trump’s goofy ass the fuck up outta here, man. VOTE! That is all. LC out.
So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I’m not surprised about Donald Trump‘s taxes. If anything, The New York Times‘ article confirmed two things that I already knew: our tax system is a joke and Trump isn’t NEARLY as successful as he pretends to be. In any case, this may some crazy, but I’m not even that mad at Trump. Honestly, I find all of this funnier than I probably should, man. The fact of the matter is, he was able to fleece the IRS because the system is fucking broken. Or, rather, it’s working exactly the way it was designed for the 1 Percent.
Ok, for those who missed it, The Times just exposed like two decades of Trump’s tax returns. Now, as expected, there are shenanigans galore, fam. Essentially, in 10 of the last 15 years, Trump hadn’t paid ANY federal taxes. In addition, in two of those other years, he only paid $750 each year. Yes, that’s correct, bruh. Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, paid these same United States $1500 in taxes across two years. In addition, he’s continually claimed losses and even collected a $72.9 million refund once. All in all, Trump’s finances are chock-full of all manners of fuckery, son.
Now, just in case people don’t understand how absurd this is, attorney Max Kennerly compared Trump’s 2017 tax return to Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. During that year, Biden paid the government about $3.7 million. Harris paid roughly $500K, Sanders paid $300K and Warren paid $270K. So, the man who’s leading the “free world” and supposedly more successful than his competitors is paying EXPONENTIALLY less than everyone else. Frankly, it’s disgusting, man.
All I know is, THIS type of shit is why there’s a backlash against capitalism and the wealthy. The truth is, A LOT of these motherfuckers just don’t pay their fair share, fam. I mean, it’d be one thing if they paid their taxes and gave their employees a decent wage. Instead, they bleed the average American dry AND leave us to carry the country’s tax burden. Keeping it a buck, Trump may be one of the most egregious examples, but he’s FAR from the only one who takes advantage of this system.
In the end, what else do people need to know, bruh? Ultimately, a number of Trump supporters voted for him because he’s “good for business.” By and by, this false narrative “allowed” them to look past the blatant racism and xenophobia. However, the numbers are cut and dry, son. He ruined a good economy, which he inherited, AND he’s been losing money for EONS. At the end of the day, EVERYONE knows what they need to do in November, man. Fuck this guy, fam. That is all. LC out.
Ok, today’s post is going to be a little different, son. Now, anyone who knows me knows that I live in my head. Like, I spend a GREAT deal of time just analyzing any and everything, man. With all of that being said, the future of this blog has been on my mind for a while now. So, I want to pose a question to everyone out there: should I find a blogging niche?
Now, as a quick history lesson, I started this blog back in 2011. At the time, I was experiencing SEVERE writer’s block with my music and I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to perform again. In any case, while I was trying to figure out my next move, my then-girlfriend/now-wife made a suggestion: start a blog. Since I’ve always been a highly-opinionated person, she figured that it would be a cool endeavor to undertake. So, I Can’t Be Famous was born. All I can say is, I never really expected anyone to read it. Needless to say, I’m actually shocked that I have an audience at all, fam.
Moving on, despite the fact that the blog does fairly well in terms of readership, I’m actively thinking about growth. Yes, I’ve been able to amass a pretty cool audience by being random, but I wonder if a niche can push me even further. Now, if that’s the case, then what should that niche be? That’s where all of the good folks reading this come in. Frankly, I’ve talked about A LOT of topics on this blog. If I chose to veer in a certain direction, what would people prefer? Basically, I’m just thinking out loud and trying to gauge the community. So, holla at me!
In the end, there’s nothing else to say, bruh. Ultimately, I’m just out here trying to figure out the future, son. By and by, I value the opinion of the brethren who read this. So, let me know what’s good, man. Talk to me. Let’s go! LC out.