Sunday, December 6, 2009

This blog has moved ...

... and changed names. You can now find Smarty P. Jones at Smarty's World. Please change your blog rolls. - Smarty P. Jones

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Standing on the Cusp of History

Words will never be able to convey the amount of pride, honor, excitement and anxiety I feel for this man on this day. At noon today, Barack Hussein Obama will be sworn in as this nation's 44th president. After more than 200 years of institutionalized slavery, more than 100 years of Jim Crow laws that legalized segregation and the on-going discrimination that people of color endure regularly - finally, we have stepped up to cash that metaphoric check Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., spoke about at the March on Washington. Standing tall atop the shoulders of great black Americans like King, like Ralph Abernathy, like Rosa Parks and countless others, we as people, of all colors, have achieved a dream that our foreparents dared not dream. We have joined together with brethren and foes alike to move our wonderful nation forward in a positive direction. Today, America is different. It's been transformed, reborn and it has indeed become a better place. There's still work to be done, but now, we can do it together. Now is the time for us to put aside our differences, our hatred and our insecurities so that we can all come together on one accord to make our country the best it can possibly be. So today, faithful readers, shake a hand, share a smile, hell, hug a few folks and let's get to work. A wise person once said, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Casting our ballots for Obama was that first step and the work we do will up to those thousand miles. Let's finish this journey together.

Monday, January 19, 2009

What a King is Supposed to Be ...

As we all enjoy our day off and our community service projects. I would like for everyone to pause and reflect on the man who is the reason for this holiday. Take a moment and say a prayer of thanks for the life of the man whose legacy lives through us all.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Cat-like reflexes

Well, at least President Bush has great reflexes. In case you haven't heard, Bush dodged a couple of "shoe bombs" earlier today in a visit to Iraq.
An Iraqi journalist, God bless him, threw both his shoes, size 10, at the outgoing president, he almost got him too. Damn those cat-like reflexes!
Take a look:

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Pass the peanuts ...

... it appears that Washington, D.C. politics have turned into an all out three-ring circus and the President Elect is the ringmaster.
First off, Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been arrested and charged with several felony corruption charges that allege he was trying to sell Obama's senate seat. According to CNN, Blagojevich and his chief of staff were each a count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and a count of solicitation of bribery.
The U.S. Attorney's office caught them in a good old fashioned sting operation complete with a bugged office and phones. Earlier today, Blagojevich was released under his own recognizance under a $4,500 bond. He had to surrender his passport and now Sen. Dick Durbin is trying to get the state legislature to pass a bill to have a special called election for the president elect's Senate seat.
Well duh, they need one. That snake will probably appoint a family member or one of his campaign contributors as the succesor. I want the president elect as far away from this nonsense as possible. It has gotten completely out of hand.
And speaking of other random foolishness, how about Alan Keyes' lawsuit to challenge Obama's citizenship? What kind of random, Uncle Tom, crabs in a bucket nonsense is this?
He, and a lot of other quacks, contend that Obama was not born in Hawaii like he claims, but in Kenya. They also allege that he also has a citizenship in Indonesia. The U.S. Constitution states that in order to be the president, one must be a "natural born" citizen of the country. That loosely translates to mean that he must be born on American soil. This is a load of crap. I don't remember hearing anyone dispute Sen. McCain's eligibility to serve. He was born in Panama for crying out loud.
Keyes is simply being a sore loser, emphasis on the word loser. This guy is still pissed that Obama spanked his ass in the Illinois Senate Race back in 2004. Now, he was a presidential candidate who got all of 40,000 votes and now he's pissed that he got beat again.
He's been challenging Obama to produce evidence that he was born in the U.S. I say we turn the tables. I want evidence that Keyes is a black man. I want proof that his name is spelled 'Keyes.' Hell, I want proof that he is an American.
I know all of those are ridiculous, so is his claim that Obama is not a natural born citizen. In fact, Keyes is the recipient of Smarty Jones' "sit cho ass down" award for this quarter. In his honor, a song by one Maino:

Thursday, December 4, 2008

This is just re-damn-diculous!

Barack Obama has been elected our nation's 44th president and millions and millions of people are ecstatic. Since Nov. 4, there have been countless celebrations, people paying for free inauguration tickets, people being barred from talking about Obama at work and school and of course, more merchandise than we can handle. All this began with a couple of T-shirts and caps, maybe even a few buttons and lapel pins. As the president elect gained momentum, you started to see bags, towels, playing cards and maybe even a few wristbands. Now that he's President Elect Obama, people have just gone crazy. I've seen coins, commemorative plates, mugs, shot glasses. But now, these people have gone too far. I opened up my e-mail yesterday and I saw Obama Chocolates. Chocolates, people? And that's not all, there are calendars, workbooks, pencils, posters and a partridge in a pear tree! Please vendors, bootleggers and hook-up men, stop! Stop right now. Stop bastardizing this man's image and likeness. You are cheapening his victory, for $19.95 plus shipping and handling.

Thursday, November 6, 2008