Conversations With Randi B.: Impeachment, Gayle King & Bobby Love

What’s good, brethren? On this episode of Conversations with Randi B., Randi and I talk about Donald Trump‘s impeachment, Gayle King‘s questions to Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant and the Bobby Love story on Humans of New York. Check it out on Spotify below, fam. Let’s go!

We All Knew That Donald Trump Would Be Acquitted

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, Donald Trump‘s impeachment trial led to an impasse between my wife and I. To be clear, we both agree that this dude is guilty as shit. However, she wanted to keep our TV glued to the news and I wanted nothing to do with the constant coverage. Why? Because we all knew how this story would end, man. Real talk, we ALL understood that the Senate would acquit him. With that being said, why is anyone acting surprised, fam?

Ok, for those who haven’t been paying attention to our future, Trump’s impeachment trial just came to its logical conclusion. Now, despite the fact that the entire Ukraine situation was hilariously inappropriate, I never believed that Trump would be convicted of anything. I mean, let’s keep it a buck, bruh. The Republicans have the majority vote in the Senate, son. So, why would they break rank and actually oust Trump? Like, through three years of Trump’s presidency, when has the GOP EVER stood up to him? Fam, we couldn’t even get most of them to admit that Trump’s “very fine people on both sides” line from Charlottesville was a bad fucking idea. In any case, there was NO way that the Democrats could secure 67 votes for a conviction, man.

Moving on, when it came to the two articles of impeachment, the vote was damn near unanimous along party lines. Look, when it came to the obstruction of Congress charge, the vote was 53-47, with neither party breaking rank. When it came to the abuse of power charge, the vote was 52-48, with Mitt Romney being the sole Republican to vote against Trump. Needless to say, his party is LIVID with him right now. Shit, how dare he make a logical decision when he’s supposed to remain blindly loyal to his party, bruh? All in all, I didn’t pay much attention to this process because I already knew how it would end, son. So, I simply never understood the point of all of this, man.

In the end, the Democrats just gave Trump a gift, fam. Ultimately, President Orange is going to use this acquittal as a talking point on the campaign trail. By and by, he’s going to claim “vindication,” despite the fact that the deciding body is mostly comprised of his constituents. All I know is, this impeachment was an ill-advised move from the beginning, bruh. On top of that, all of the Democratic hopefuls for president suck, son. So, I hope everyone is ready for four more years of Trump, man. At the end of the day, I’ve got my passport ready, brethren. Hell, it might be time to bounce up outta this bitch, folks. That is all. LC out.

Donald Trump Stole Kim Kardashian’s Shine

*Sigh* Is this what time it is, son? Cats can’t even watch the Super Bowl without seeing some bullshit, man? So, instead of just seeing the Kansas City Chiefs knock off the San Francisco 49ers, I also have to see Donald Trump trump up some nonsense, fam? All in all, it’s great that Alice Marie Johnson was granted clemency. However, it’s fucking disgusting that Trump removed Kim Kardashian‘s contribution in an effort to pander to Black people.

Ok, for those who missed it, Trump and company secured some ad time during last night’s Super Bowl. Anyway, in the commercial, Trump tried to highlight his “mark” on criminal justice reform. Essentially, he took sole credit for freeing Johnson, a Black woman who served 21 years in prison for a nonviolent drug offense. Now, I’m not a hater and I give props were necessary. But, Kardashian wasn’t mentioned AT ALL in the ad and SHE was the one who brought this case to the public’s attention.

Listen, regardless of whether people like her or not, Kardashian has made it a point to advocate for federal prisoners. Hell, in addition to Johnson, Kardashian has helped fund the 90 Days of Freedom Campaign, which has freed 17 more prisoners that I know of since last year. In any case, this isn’t some random cause that she just breezed by, bruh. With that being said, Johnson’s case only entered Trump’s orbit because of Kardashian’s notoriety and persistence. Yes, Trump had to sign on the dotted line, but let’s not pretend like this was part of his criminal justice platform. Frankly, as a Black person, the pandering is fucking gross, son.

In the end, I feel like that ad was more for White people than for Black people. Ultimately, I believe that Trump wants to show his base that he “cares about minorities.” However, we’re not as dumb as he might think we are, man. By and by, people like me can read right through the tomfoolery, fam. At the end of the day, a publicity stunt should never be confused with an actual movement, bruh. The truth is, Donald Trump never gave a fuck about Alice Marie Johnson, brethren. He just thought it would be a good way to ingratiate himself with the Black community. All I know is, it ain’t fucking work, dummy. That is all. LC out.

A Podcast That I Did With Randi B.

So, I’m going to try and keep this post short today, son. Now, I know that I say that a lot, but I mean it, man. Well, I guess. In any case, I just want to let everybody in on that new new, fam. With that being said, my brethren Randi B. has started a new podcast. In addition, she was gracious enough to let me get in on the first episode, bruh. All in all, what else do folks need to know?

Ok, as a quick background, Randi’s podcast, Conversations with Randi B., is available on Anchor and Spotify. Now, on this first episode, Randi and I recapped the 2010s. We talked about everything from Barack Obama/Donald Trump to social media to #MeToo to Black Lives Matter to Prince/Michael Jackson/Whitney Houston. Needless to say, we covered a lot of ground in 30 minutes, son.

In the end, there’s nothing else to say, man. Ultimately, I want everyone to go out there and support the movement, fam. By and by, folks can find links to the podcast below. Give it a listen, give us some feedback and let’s get the proceedings proceeding, brethren. That is all. LC out.

Trump Is Tryna Start WW3 On Twitter

So, before I even begin, I want everyone to carefully read the above tweet from Donald Trump. Real talk, I had to go inspect his timeline for myself just to confirm the shenanigans, son. Like, I’m not going to sit here and pretend like I understand all of the inner-workings of our government. However, I’m pretty sure that a sitting President can’t use Twitter to compel Congress to start a war. Yet, here we are, man. *Sigh* I legitimately don’t know what the fuck is happening right now, fam.

Ok, let’s be real, bruh. At this point, I shouldn’t have to explain to people what’s going on, son. Basically, Trump authorized the assassination of Qassim Suleimani, Iran‘s Major General, and all hell has broken loose. Now, for folks who don’t understand the significance of this, if Iran knocked off one of America‘s Joint Chiefs of Staff, that would probably be similar to killing Suleimani. Meaning, this is a big deal, man. Like, a really big fucking deal, fam.

Anyway, since the drone strike hit Baghdad, the world has been wondering how Iran is going to respond. Because of this, all of the World War 3 jokes have started to fly on social media. Now, I’ll admit, there’s a lot of funny shit floating around, bruh. But, if the draft gets reinstated, my knees are most likely too bad for them to pick me, son. In any case, moments like this are exactly why I don’t know how Trump’s Twitter use has been allowed to thrive. Shit, he really might start a war with 280 characters, man.

Listen, as I stated in the opening paragraph, I really want people to understand the gravity of his words. Hell, against all semblance of protocol (and logic), the President is trying to tell Congress (a separate entity) what to do in the face of potential battle. Fam, what? What?! Look, I REALLY don’t want a potential nuclear holocaust to start on the same application that permeates SpongeBob memes, bruh. All I know is, there is NOTHING presidential about how Trump is handling this, brethren. Then again, what the fuck did I even expect?

In the end, I have no idea how this situation is going to resolve itself, son. Ultimately, I’m interested/terrified to see how Iran is going to retaliate. By and by, part of me doesn’t believe that Iran really wants to get into a full-on fight with America. On the other hand, maybe they are crazy enough to try and go kamikaze on us. Either way, the immediate future might be turbulent as shit, man. At the end of the day, folks better keep their passports on deck, fam. All I can say is, I’m taking my family the fuck outta here if shit gets serious, bruh. That is all. LC out.

UFC 245 Was NUTS!

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I don’t even know where to start, man. The fact is, UFC 245 was fucking nuts, fam! Now, I know that the fight between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington was worth the price of admission. But, the rest of the card was also crazy, bruh. All in all, I was thoroughly entertained by Saturday night’s chaos (pun intended).

Ok, as folks can probably assume, I’m here to recap Saturday’s shenanigans. Anyway, let’s begin with the bout between Geoff Neal and Mike Perry. Now, to be frank, I’m a big Mike Perry fan, son. I mean, he doesn’t always win his matches, but he’s always fucking exciting, man. In addition, he’s normally durable as shit. Well, Neal put a stop to all of that shit, fam. All I can say is, he hit Perry with a head kick that ended the night quick, bruh. The fact is, Neal is going to be a problem at Welterweight, people.

Next, we had Petr Yan versus Urijah Faber. All I know is, that fight went exactly the way that I thought it would, son. Seriously, Faber had no business fucking with a dangerous dude like Yan, man. In any case, another head kick put another fighter down, fam. Shit was brutal, brethren. From there, José Aldo got robbed against Marlon Moraes. Look, Aldo kept chasing Moraes around because Moraes refused to engage, bruh. The way I see it, you can’t backpedal for an entire fight and earn a decision, folks.

After that, the G.O.A.T. Amanda Nunes took on Germaine de Randamie for the Bantamweight title. Now, if I’m being honest, I thought that Nunes would steamroll de Randamie, son. Ok, yes, it’s been six years since Nunes first beat her. But, based on Nunes’ last couple of years, I thought this would be light work, man. The truth is, the bout was a lot closer than the scorecards would suggest, fam. Like, I know that Nunes won four rounds, but it wasn’t easy, bruh. Shit, there were a few times where Nunes was in real danger, folks. From submission attempts to upkicks to well-placed right hands, de Randamie held her own against the champ. However, she couldn’t stop a takedown to save her life, people. Honestly, that’s the area where Nunes dominated.

Moving on, we got to see Max Holloway scrap with Alexander Volkanovski for the Featherweight strap. Keeping it a buck, I had no idea how this fight would go, son. Yes, Holloway has been a dominant champion, but Volkanovski is a motherfucker, man. With all of that being said, Volkanovski kept Holloway at bay with copious amounts of leg kicks. Real talk, Holloway couldn’t really put his offense together because his legs were getting brutalized, fam. To me, Holloway won Round 4 and maaaaybe Round 2. Other than that, Volkanovski did more than enough to dethrone the champ, bruh. From my vantage point, it was a brilliant strategy, folks.

Now, let’s get to the main event, son. *Wooooo* I’ve been waiting for this shit for a while, man. Truth be told, I didn’t have a clue on how Usman versus Covington would play out, fam. Like, they’re both dominating wrestlers with relentless pressure. Hell, I thought that the winner would be determined by who got tired first. In any case, I didn’t see this fight turning into a straight standup battle. For nearly five rounds, both men went back-and-forth with no wrestling, minimal kicks and a TON of punches to the face.

When it comes to their styles, it was basically power against volume. Usman had the power and Covington had the volume. When it was all said and done, the power won out, bruh. In Round 3, Usman broke Covington’s jaw. In Round 5, Usman knocked him down twice before finishing him. Despite a respectable effort, Covington couldn’t keep taking those hits to the face, son. Regardless, I was fucking happy to see Covington go down, man.

Look, before I continue, I want to address the MAGA crowd that loves Covington. Listen, I guess it’s only right that they subscribe to “fake news,” fam. Shit, on social media, I’m hearing cats cry about an “early stoppage” and that Covington would’ve won a decision. Now, factually speaking, going into Round 5, the three judges had it 3-1 Usman, 3-1 Covington and 2-2 even. On top of that, based on the two knockdowns alone, Usman was winning the fifth round. So, even without the knockout, Covington would’ve lost a split decision. Side bar, anybody who thought that Covington won three rounds is a fucking joke, bruh. That’s literally nonsense, son. Anyway, Usman saved everyone the trouble and put the clown on his ass.

In the end, I’m glad that I gave ESPN my $59.99. Ultimately, damn near all of the fights were entertaining as shit, man. By and by, we’ll probably get a Usman/Covington rematch down the line. For now, I’m just glad to see the dumbass squirm, fam. Viva la UFC! That is all. LC out.

P.S. There’s something truly disheartening to see Candace Owens, a whole Black woman, call Usman the “Nigerian cry baby” in Covington’s Instagram comments. *Sigh* I won’t even expound further, son. I’ll just leave that there. Good day.

P.P.S. I wonder if Donald Trump will return Covington’s calls now that he lost. Probably not, right? Ha!

Impeaching Trump Might Be A Bad Idea

So, I won’t lie, son. Real talk, when it comes to Donald Trump and impeachment, I have conflicting feelings, man. On one hand, I truly believe that something needs to be done about the reckless way he runs the presidency. However, given the Senate‘s history of sitting on their hands, I don’t see any action being taken, fam. With that being said, that’s why impeachment might be a mistake, bruh. The fact that the Senate won’t do shit, folks.

Ok, before I continue, let’s talk about Ukraine, son. Now, if we’re being honest, so much misinformation has been spread, man. Then again, what’s new, fam? In any case, this is what’s really going on. So, Trump, Rudy Giuliani and a gaggle of other fuck-tards have been trying to target Joe and Hunter Biden. As it stands, both Trump and Giuliani have had multiple conversations with Ukrainian officials about the Biden family. Essentially, the White House wants a foreign nation to do some digging on a couple of American citizens. All in all, Trump and company are convinced that the Biden’s are involved in corporate corruption.

In any case, Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky is what led to the whistleblower complaint. Basically, the whistleblower thought it was highly inappropriate for the president to ask for assistance against a political foe. Ever since then, Congress has been on fire, bruh. Shit, the House of Representatives is now setting up an impeachment inquiry and both Democrats and Republicans are trying to spin the story for their own respective narratives. The fact is, these are chaotic fucking times, son.

With all of that being said, these are the facts, man. First, the investigation into Burisma Holdings, the company that Hunter Biden is now a part of, began before Biden even joined the company. Meaning, they’re being investigated for crimes that may have occurred before Biden was in the picture. Second, former Ukrainian prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko has already confirmed that there’s no evidence of illegality from Biden. So, the whole corruption narrative that Trump and Giuliani are trying to spin has no merit, fam.

Third, when did it become fucking cool for the Executive Branch to solicit help from outside countries against its own citizens? Hell, it’s barely being reported that Trump asked Australia to help William Barr investigate the origin of the Robert Mueller report. Seriously, no one seems to be talking about that, bruh. The truth is, the president of the United States spends a great deal of time working with other nations AGAINST the United States. Frankly, it’s fucking frightening, son.

Now, despite everything I’ve just written, impeaching Trump may still be a bad idea. Why? Because the Senate won’t do a cotdamn thing, man. On the real, no matter what that lunatic does, they sit idly by, fam. So, thanks to their inactivity, Trump is never reprimanded for his actions and he uses that to claim “vindication” for all of his fuckery. All I know is, when impeachment goes nowhere, it’s going to give Trump more ammunition to say “they tried to take me down and failed.” The way I see it, he’s going to have a grand ol’ time spinning these stories on the campaign trail, bruh.

In the end, this is what everyone needs to understand. Ultimately, as long as Trump has the Senate is his pocket, he’s untouchable. By and by, if they refuse to hold him accountable for anything he does, then he has no reason to behave differently. At the end of the day, the Senate has given Trump license to do whatever the fuck he wants, son. As long as that fact remains, all efforts to punish him will fail. It just is what it is, man. That is all. LC out.