So… Net Neutrality, Huh?

So, this may be the end for this blog, son. Ok, yes, it may seem like I’m exaggerating, but after this net neutrality vote, I wouldn’t be surprised by anything, man. With that being said, everyone out there better enjoy my content while they can. All in all, thanks to the FCC and Ajit Pai, fair internet use may be coming to an end, fam. All I know is, this situation is yet another example of how Donald Trump‘s administration is trying to reshape the country in its image.

Ok, let me explain why everyone should be freaking out, bruh. Now, net neutrality was designed to keep broadband companies in check. The regulations prohibited companies from blocking websites, charging more for certain content or withholding high-quality service. Basically, net neutrality made sure that all content on the internet was given the same level of access. In any case, by shutting down net neutrality, the FCC has opened the door to companies controlling what people have access to and how much they can charge for it.

Look, I won’t lie, son. On the real, all of this shit is frightening, man. I mean, look at it this way, fam. Trump and the GOP have already been on a crusade to discredit the media and any other entity that speaks against them. Now, they’re putting the pieces in place to potentially stop people from accessing certain information. Bruh, they’re literally setting the stage to control what the citizens know and don’t know. Real talk, if anyone out there isn’t scared then they MUST NOT be paying attention!

Listen, at this point, I’m not sure about how to stop this, son. From what I understand, several states are planning to sue the FCC if this repeal actually goes into effect. In addition, several organizations are calling upon Congress to block this decision. In the end, I’m not sure if any of these tactics will work, but we need to try anyway, man. Ultimately, we can’t let our government dictate our access to information. By and by, that’s EXACTLY how they can assert a level of control that we wouldn’t be able to combat, man. *Sigh* These are fucking DANGEROUS times, fam! Keeping it a buck, we all need to keep our heads on a swivel, bruh. That is all. LC out.

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More Terrorism In New York

So, let me begin this post by saying that Akayed Ullah is a clown. This 27-year-old dude from Bangladesh really tried to hit Port Authority with a homemade bomb, son. Now, I won’t lie, man. As a native New Yorker, I’ve always had a deep-rooted fear of a subway explosion. I mean, our train system is so interconnected that a well-placed attack would be DAMAGING, fam! With that being said, I’m HIGHLY thankful that Ullah was ill-prepared, bruh. All in all, every last one of these ISIS enthusiasts need to be destroyed, folks.

Ok, let me be honest for a second. So, my normal morning routine consists of watching the news while my wife and I get our kids ready for the day. For whatever reason, I didn’t watch the news yesterday morning. In any case, I got on the D train at 8:15 but didn’t make it to work until 9:45. Keep in mind, the average train ride to work is only about 20 minutes. Now, the whole time I was stuck on the train, I had no idea that the delays were due to Ullah’s fuckery. Frankly, I just thought the MTA was up to its normal bullshit, son. Anyway, once I realized the gravity of the situation, I was just grateful that things didn’t take a more drastic turn.

Keeping it a buck, it’s scenarios like this that remind us how vulnerable we are. September 11 might have been 16 years ago, but in the grand scheme of things, not much time has passed, man. On the real, incidents like this remind us that there are fools who really want to harm innocent people. Moving on, as a result of Ullah’s premature explosion, he injured five people who were just trying to go about their day. Real talk, I know he was hurt too, but I don’t give a flying fuck about that, fam. All I know is, I wish he would’ve been the only one to take any damage, bruh.

In the end, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, son: ISIS is a bunch of cowards. Ultimately, they only target people who can’t go back at them. By and by, a wife going to work has nothing to do with their Jihad. A husband that’s late for his meeting has nothing to do with their Jihad. Losers like Ullah accept our residency and then become convinced that we’re the enemy. Look, bitch, if this country is nothing but infidels, then fucking leave, man! All I can say is, shout-out to all of my Muslim brethren who condemn this senseless tomfoolery. In addition, I hope Ullah gets used to prison. Shit, that motherfucker ain’t never getting out, fam. That is all. LC out.

A Thank You Post To My Readers

So, I’m going to keep this post reeeeeally short today, son. Basically, I want to give a shout-out to everyone who reads this blog, man. Being real, I have no idea why anyone pays attention to my random ramblings. However; I’m super appreciative for all of the support, fam. As of right now, thanks to everyone out there, this has been the most successful year of my blogging career. Side bar, is this a career? I mean, all I do is talk shit online, bruh. Then again, plenty of people make a living doing the same exact thing. In any case, because of the love I’ve been getting, I’m hyped to keep the journey going, folks. With that being said, let’s keep the proceedings proceeding, people. Viva la internet thuggery! LC out.

Damn, Golden Krust

So, this may be a very New York City-centric post, son. As a matter of fact, this may be a very Bronx and Brooklyn-centric post, man. All I know is, as a West Indian dude who was raised in NYC, the news of Lowell Hawthorne‘s suicide is shocking, fam. Real talk, Golden Krust is a MAJOR part of my life, bruh. With that being said, if the theories behind the CEO‘s death are true, then this situation is highly tragic, folks.

Ok, before I continue, let me just paint a quick picture. So, in case people don’t know, I’m from the Bronx. On the real, I’m the product of Co-op City through and through, son. In any case, although I lived with my mother, my father also lived in the Bronx on Seymour Avenue. Now, this is notable because his house was a block away from Gun Hill Road, where one of the original Golden Krust locations exists. Needless to say, anytime I visited him, I completely OD’ed on beef patties and oxtail, man. Until this day, I can’t get enough of their food, fam.

Now, outside of my little worldview, Golden Krust has grown into a very successful business. Hawthorne took his family’s patty recipe and created an empire, bruh. As of now, the company has over 100 locations across various states. So, on face value, it seems like everything is going well, son. However; as we’re now learning, it appears that Hawthorne was dealing with a lot of pressure, man.

Apparently, Hawthorne was facing massive tax debt AND was being sued by Robert Wray, a former employee. Now, according to Wray’s suit, he was never paid overtime over an 11-year period. From what I understand, relatives are now stating that Hawthorne began behaving oddly after confessing his financial troubles to them. All in all, everything came to a head on Saturday when he was found dead in his Bronx factory from a gunshot wound to the head. Keeping it a buck, it’s a really fucked up way to go, fam.

Look, in situations like this, I try not to judge people, bruh. However; if Hawthorne’s suicide was over his financial issues, then death doesn’t really solve the problem, son. I mean, the IRS is still going to hit up his company for their money and Wray’s lawsuit will most likely continue. So, even though he’s out of the picture, the problems still remain, man. Furthermore, in addition to grieving his loss, now his loved ones are left holding the bag, fam.

In the end, this is just a sad circumstance, bruh. Ultimately, suicide is always an unfortunate situation, son. By and by, I feel for his family, his friends and the people who worked with him. Being real, I want to say Rest In Peace to Hawthorne, but I find it hard to think of peace when someone dies in such a manner, man. Anyway, I hope all of Golden Krust’s issues get resolved and I hope everyone involved is able to move on, fam. That is all. LC out.

What The F*ck Is Happening In Libya?!

Man, what the fuck is going on right now, son?! Like, my eyes and ears MUST be deceiving me, fam! Look, there can’t be any possible way that slavery still exists, right? Right?! Listen, at this point, I’m not going to pretend like I know all of the particulars about this issue. However; all I know is, Africans are being sold in Libya right now. Yes, that’s right, bruh. In 2017, refugees and migrants are being sold, people. All in all, I don’t even know what to say or do, folks.

Ok, like I said in the first paragraph, I’m not even going to pretend like I’m some expert on the subject. I’ve read a bunch of articles about what’s going on and I can’t make heads or tails of it, son. Now, from what I’ve seen, a number of people trace the problem to Muammar Gaddafi, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Basically, as the theory goes, by taking Gaddafi out of power, it caused a vacuum that led to the rise of human trafficking. Keeping it a buck, this idea makes sense, but I’m not going to act like I have an innate knowledge of the climate over there.

Moving on, due to issues like war and poverty, a lot of refugees are leaving countries like Nigeria, Sudan and Senegal. For them, the goal is to make it to Europe and seek a better life. However; instead of freedom, they’re being captured and sold to the lowest bidder. Like, some people are being sold for as low as $400, son! Shit, I can’t even make this shit up, man! It’s literally some of the wildest shit I’ve ever heard, fam! I truly, truly, truly can’t believe this is all real, bruh!

Now, for one second, I want to turn my attention to Donald Trump. Look, this dude still doesn’t understand that his words have weight in the real world. Listen, his Twitter jabs aren’t some game that can just be ignored, son. On the real, they have actual implications, man. Ok, we all know about his crusade against the media. Just the other day, he went on a tirade about CNN International. Per usual, he called them “fake news” and a bunch of other random shit.

Fast forward to today, some Libyan news outlets are using Trump’s words to dispute CNN’s reporting of the slave trade in Libya. That’s fucking dangerous, fam! My God, this isn’t a joke, bruh! This clown’s words are having a DIRECT influence on how a country is reporting about MASSIVE human rights violations! I… I just don’t know what to say, bruh. My mind literally can’t comprehend what’s happening in our world today. My sense of understanding has been completely shot, folks.

In the end, what do we do about this? Seriously, what can we do to put an end to this travesty? Real talk, if anyone has insight on how we can help, please let us know. Ultimately, there’s no way this shit can continue to occur, son. NO human being deserves this shit, man! Plain and simple. By and by, the time for this to end is NOW, fam. That is all. LC out.

You Too, Charlie Rose?!

So, the sexual abuse train just keeps on running, huh? I mean, it’s truly difficult for my mind to grasp how prevalent this type of behavior is, son. Like, is there any woman out there who hasn’t been harassed in some shape, form or fashion? Is there any dude out there who hasn’t inappropriately fondled someone or done something way worse? Shit, the fuckery has gotten to the point that I can’t keep up with all of the allegations, man. With that being said, it pains me to have to drag Charlie Rose through the mud, fam. However; NO ONE is safe from being justly rebuked, bruh!

Look, just a couple of weeks ago, in my “opioid crisis” post, I mentioned that my wife and I routinely watch CBS This Morning. Frankly, I’ve been a fan of Charlie Rose for years upon years, son. Listen, his self-titled interview show has provided countless classic moments from his conversations with celebrities and intellectuals. For me, he’s one of the few journalists who simply gives me the news without saturating it with bipartisanship. In any case, as of today, his character has been called into question. Based on a report in The Washington Post, Rose is now excused of harassing at least eight women. *Sigh* The fuckery never stops, man.

Now, according to the story, Rose has allegedly done a myriad of things, including walking naked in front of employees and groping any body part he chooses. Apparently, these stories go back to the 1990s and have continued well into the 2010s. To make matters worse, his self-titled show didn’t have a Human Resources department, so there was no one these women could turn to, fam. Bruh, I can’t even think of a more egregious abuse of power. Look, there was absolutely no one there to check him. He could literally do whatever he wanted to whoever he wanted. Real talk, the lack of accountability is staggering, folks.

In the end, I’m wholeheartedly beginning to lose faith in people, son. Now, I know that I don’t know any of these folks personally, but it’s hard not to hope that there are good people out there. However; as more stories start to emerge, I now realize that damn near everyone is trash, man. *Sigh* I might as well go sit in a silent room, fam. That’s the only way to keep away from everybody’s tomfoolery. LC out.

P.S. Shout-out to the women for finally coming forward and shout-out to Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell for keeping it a buck on-air. Ultimately, I know that’s their colleague, but they didn’t let him escape without being criticized. That is all.

Gabby Douglas Played Herself

So, back in 2016, I wrote a post coming to Gabby Douglas‘ defense. At that particular time, she was unfairly criticized for a variety of ridiculous reasons. Black people made fun of her hair and White people questioned her patriotism. All in all, that’s a lot to deal with for someone who only recently reached drinking age, son. Now, while I stand by everything I previously said, I must admit that Douglas just played herself, man. All I can say is, victim-blaming doesn’t look good on anyone, fam.

Ok, for those who missed it, Douglas recently said some fuckity-fuck shit on Twitter. Needless to say, she got flambéed for it. Now, everything transpired after her Olympic teammate, Aly Raisman, made a statement about men not having the right to sexually abuse women. She stated that regardless of the nature of a woman’s clothes, men aren’t entitled to their bodies. Look, that should be common knowledge now, right? Well, not according to Douglas. Instead of backing up her squad leader, Douglas said that women should “dress modestly,” “be classy” and stay away from the “wrong crowd.” Yeah, she really went there, bruh.

Now, at this point, I shouldn’t have to explain to anyone what’s wrong with Douglas’ logic. Look, we’re living in a time when women are openly fighting for their respect. With that being said, no man has the right to violate a woman’s body or her personal space. If she isn’t with the shits, then the shit doesn’t go down, son. Frankly, it’s really that simple, man. On the real, I truly don’t understand women who put the onus on other women instead of the abusers. Shit, just because I like a woman’s cleavage doesn’t mean I can just go ahead and grab a boob, fam.

In the end, Douglas can save her apology, bruh. Real talk, people only repent after they get roasted for saying some dumb shit. Ultimately, I believe that Douglas believes everything she originally said. She’s only backsliding because everyone called her out for it. By and by, some women suffer from the same symptoms as some Black people: they don’t even realize how much they’ve been brainwashed. *Sigh* LC out.