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Sunday, February 12, 2012

What I've learned from my travels (Philosophy)

-In Amsterdam
Things aren't always as they seem.  Sometimes you've got to peel back the onion to reveal what really lies beneath. Illustration: The city attracts commerce because sex and drugs sell.  Merchants with late hours, selling 'stoner snacks' are able to capitalize on the vices of the tourista flocks.

-In London
Those with the least, share the most.  Illustration: As is the case with most other developed major cities throughout the world, the poor parts of town were the most diverse.

-In Tokyo
God is real.  The power of the Almighty must never be ignored. Illustration: As tsunami waves demolished town ships to the north, 40 story buildings swayed and rocked in Tokyo.  Aftershocks will forever remind me of the reality of everyday struggle.

-In Negril 
Paradise comes at a price. Illustration: Those who can afford to visit or relocate here are the very ones who support the lives of the natives.  We are either going to live within our means [natives]or we will have to work hard to earn enough to experience the lifestyle.  The harder we work, the longer the hours.  Long hours lead to isolation from family and friends. To get to paradise they'll sacrifice their time. [non-natives]

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Don't sleep on Seattle

It's actually a pretty fun place.  When you're in the city you'll notice plenty of diverse culture and food.  You've got to check out Pike's Place Market.  Don't leave with out trying some damn good seafood at Emmett Watson's Oyster Bar.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Where haven't I been?!

2011  March - Tokyo, New York City
          February - San Francisco, Atlanta, New York City
          January - New York City

2010  December - Orlando, New York City
          November - New York City, Anaheim, Beverly Hills
          October - Cincinnati, Philadelphia, New York City
          September - Negril, Miami, New York City
          August - Norfolk, Atlanta

Is it all a dream???

Do you wonder how certain people always seem to make power moves?  Think of that guy, the one who regularly slides in and out of town.  He's hitting up the hottest restaurants.  He's got what appears to be a higher swagger composition than most.  So what's swagger?

1.   Rocking a custom suit in the club, turning model heads while having drinks passed your way.
2.   Speaking multiple languages
3.   Never once mentioning what you do for a living because your other interests are far more appealing
4.   Ordering food items that aren't listed on the menu
5.   Making people laugh at your stories
6.   Tipping doormen, bartenders, barbers, waitresses, flight attendants, drivers and dry cleaners
7.   Smiling and speaking to older people
8.   Firm handshakes
9.   Drinking the appropriate wine with your meal
10. Winning

In my view swagger is a combination of confidence and risk preference.  Life is a risky journey.  We often find reasons to avert risk.  "I'm not comfortable leaving my own state to travel, let alone consider leaving the country!"

The well travelled man has so many advantages over those who sit still-----a rolling stone gathers no moss.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


As I sit in the Delta seating area at JFK about to catch a flight to Tokyo, Japan I wonder if this is actually my pre-ordained life!  We all have those days from time to time when things just really seem to break your way, you're getting the love.  Appointments are met on time.  You get paid when you're supposed to, sometimes earlier than expected.  It's during these moments when it's vital that you give thanks to whomever or whatever it is that you worship, God, Allah, Budda, Jedi Council, or if you worship yourself and simply want to pat yourself on the back for a job well done!

Monday, November 29, 2010


It's hard to find really great friends. Make sure you let them know how much you value their friendship. One thing that I've done recently is create a list of priorities. Think of 25 people currently in your life then list them out 1-25 based on their importance to you at the present time. Don't waste your precious time on people who mean little to you!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thoughts on marriage

Marriage is the culmination of man's acceptance of his eventual demise.  The sooner that men realize this time tested fact, the better your lives will be.  We marry because of what we will need from a woman for our future, not necessarily what we need from them in the present.  Think about it.  Old men love to tell stories of the great times of their youth.  Hopefully they have produced children who will listen intently to these stories---this is why men marry.  Its all about constructing a reality for our later years.  Stop thinking that you need to marry young before the woman that you're seeking gets scooped up by someone before you.  It doesn't matter, because if you are smart enough you can have any woman that you could ever want.  The key is reaching a place where you no longer pursue a woman, but the women pursue you.  

Man must only do what has been required of him since the beginning of time----survive.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I've been gone awhile.  To my one RSS reader and the random page lurkers, please accept my deepest apologies.  I also thank you for stopping by.  Life has thrown a couple jabs my way and I've been trying to return a few haymakers.  I will be blogging a lot more soon.  Its been tough to say the least.  Hard work has a way of making you hungry.  I feel like a young Iron Mike.  I'm gonna crank things up a bit...
If you like reading The G Manifesto, or VK's Empire Of Dirt (two of my favs) you'll love DICK GOODNUTS!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The definition of cool

Cool is knowing what you like and confidently expressing your understanding of it. You can be cool while standing butt-naked in a crowded elevator. You can be cool crouched in a dark alley, concealed from a machete wielding serial killer. The secret to achieving coolness lies in your state of mind.

I've always believed that my cool came from observation and education. Whenever I witnessed someone be it on TV or in real life deal with a tough situation, I learned from their response. When I read books, I seek out philosophical undertones that are always in line with coolness. My basic beliefs are similar to those espoused by Greek philosopher, Epictetus.

Of all existing things some are in our power, and others are not in our power. In our power are thought, impulse, will to get and will to avoid, and, in a word, everything which is our own doing. Things not in our power include the body, property, reputation, office, and, in a word, everything which is not our own doing. Things in our power are by nature free, unhindered, untrammeled; things not in our power are weak, servile, subject to hindrance, dependent on others. Remember then that if you imagine that what is naturally slavish is free, and what is naturally another’s is your own, you will be hampered, you will mourn, you will be put to confusion, you will blame gods and men; but if you think that only your own belongs to you, and that what is another’s is indeed another’s, no one will ever put compulsion or hindrance on you, you will blame none, you will accuse none, you will do nothing against your will, no one will harm you, you will have no enemy, for no harm can touch you. Epictetus, Enchiridion, 1

Try it and let me know how it works.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Steve Jobs, the storyteller

By Carmine Gallo
Apple CEO Steve Jobs is considered one of the greatest corporate storytellers on the world stage. Jobs inspires intense loyalty and also scares the heck out of his people. But there is no question he has transformed the typical dull, plodding, technical presentation into a theatrical experience. Here are 7 techniques that Jobs has learned about inspiring his audience; tips that you can use to wow your employees, customers, investors, or anyone else you need to motivate.

read more HERE

Friday, August 14, 2009

Open letter to Michael Vick

First off, welcome back to the public spotlight. We heard you express remorse today. We saw the pain and embarrassment in your eyes. The climb back to normalcy is going to be very hard, its next to impossible. You'll have some major physical pain while you push your body to limits that you've not experienced in many years. The naysayers will mock, chide and curse you. But do you know who has the final say in wheter you will or will not be able to acheive a successful comeback? No man, no woman, only God. Only through the power of the Lord's mercy and grace can your story be re-written. That's the beauty of mercy, it can't be stopped by humans. Michael Vick, your steps have been ordered--- you only have to follow the Lord's will.

Press forward young brother.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Washington D.C.

May not have the glitter or the glamour of L.A.
May not have the history or the intrigue of Pompeii
But when it comes to making music, and sure enough making news
People who just don’t make sense and people making do
Seems a ball of contradictions, pulling different ways
Between the folks who come and go, and one’s who’ve got to stay
It’s a mass of irony for all the world to see
It’s the nation’s capital, it’s Washington D.C.
-Gil Scott-Heron “Washington D.C.”

Since the election of the nation’s 1st black president, D.C. has turned an already popular tourist destination into the ‘it’ place to be seen. Recently, I spent some time dipping and dodging, slipping and sliding through one of my favorite cities and thought I’d share some dope spots that are often filled with power-players for anyone looking to raise their own social status.

I’ve loved Georgetown since the days of Hoya Paranoia. Located in the northwest corner of the city, it’s slightly beyond the reach of the Metro and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
My favorite place to recharge the batteries and relax is the Park Hyatt in the West End Georgetown neighborhood, not too far from the Four Seasons----my breakfast spot of choice. Also located nearby are most of my other eateries; Blue Duck Tavern, Georgetown cupcake, Georgetown café (24 hrs), Café Milano, Marcel’s and J Paul’s.

K Street corridor (14th and K)
By day this is known as a bustling hub for lobbyists and D.C. powerbrokers. By night this is also where they play---hard. On a typical night out you are guaranteed to rub elbows with celebrities and heavy-hitters if you hit up some of the many dope clubs, lounges and bars in the area such as Josephine, The Park, kstreet lounge, Lima and Lotus Lounge…all within walking distance of each other. Also, make sure you grab a meal at Georgia Brown’s or go to Lima and venture upstairs to the restaurant for their excellent latin inspired dishes.

Connecticut Avenue/Dupont
Head uptown and you’ll find a few dope spots that at times are hit and miss but offer a cool spot to chill or dance a bit. You’ve got Andalu, 18th street lounge, café Citron, Current, 1223, Steve’s Bar Room, Ozio’z lounge and Fly Lounge. For the record I’ve upped my kill score to crazy numbers at Andalu, a great spot to slay drunken GW and G’town bunnies!

Shaw (U Street)
Finally I’ll take you to the area once known as ‘black broadway’. Republic, Marvin’s and bar Nun are dope, but be sure you hit up bar Nun on the correct night…the freaks come out only on specific nights. This is also where you can satisfy your craving for Ethiopian women as Dukem Market and Restaurant are located closeby. By now the whole world knows about Ben’s Chilli Bowl, thanks to the POTUS but it’s still worth waiting in the long lines for a chilli cheese half-smoke!

Sleep less, life is what you make it.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

How to seduce a woman Vol.1

I'm out of the game. I've hung up my P.O.L.O. hat; well kind of...my game is still trump tight. But while I am no longer a single man, I still know how to seduce the one and only lady in my life. Here's a tip for you guys out there trying to figure out how to get a lady in the mood for sex.
Music - You've got to create an atmosphere conducive to relaxation and sexual exploration. There are sounds, words, and melodies that are synonynmous with intimacy. I've got a solid list of cd's that can run from start to finish and keep your stroke strong.
Try these

R.Kelly - TP-2
Maxwell - Urban Hang Suite
D'Angelo - Voodoo
Jodeci - Diary of a Mad Band
Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

Food- Women love a guy who can cook. Several foods lend themselves to increased levels of sexual enrichment.
Try these dishes
Grilled Salmon with vodka/butter sauce over a bed of fresh uncooked spinach leaves and roasted potatos
Filet Mignon topped with 2-3 grilled shrimp surrounded by scallops and a white wine sauce. Add asparagus for the veggie side

Champagne - I only use two; Rosa Regale and Veuve Clicquot, demi-sec. Most women prefer a sweeter champagne to a dry brut. I don't know what it is about the bubbly, but I swear it makes them really comfortable. Its all on you from here buddy boy.
PS- If she asked for a massage, offer to start with her feet. Tell her she has to let you; no excuses. If she denies she's either got a pair of busted feet or she's not a woman who appreciates the finer things in life; she in-turn won't appreciate you. Moving right along...

FYI - P.O.L.O, Players Only Live Once, been reppin since 1999; long before Young Dro stole it for the title of his 2nd album.

Friday, July 17, 2009


Of all of the vodkas listed below, the worlds best is noticibly absent. These are the brands that we've all grown up with and order most often in bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Remember, the word vodka is russian for water. Why are you drinking vodkas made outside of Russia???

42 Below®
Banker's Club®
Boris Jelzin®
Crystal Palace®
Devil Springs®
Fire and Ice®

Green Apple
Grey Goose®
Hangar One®
Ketel One®
Kleiner Feigling®
Old Herold®
Players Extreme®

Roberto Cavalli®
Silent Sam®
Three Olives®
Triple Eight®
Vincent Van Gogh®

I submit to you the best vodka.
Russian Standard

During a recent visit to Las Vegas I boarded the plane with a huge bottle of Russian Standard and drank damn near the whole litre by myself---it's that good. Don't be fooled by the sexy marketing of Grey Goose, Belvedere or Ciroc (grape vodka wtf!?!). Next time you're looking for an awesome vodka that is smooth enough to drink straight or on the rocks give it a try. In case you're wondering, NO HANGOVER!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Las Vegas 101

Carmex lip balm…check. Visine… check. Cash…check. It’s the middle of July and it’s 105 degrees in the shade. I’m drained but none the less I’ve got to Enter the Dragon. Went a bit too far last night, but damn, I looked good doing it. Picture this; bone white Ermengildo Zegna tuxedo jacket with red silk pocket square, crisp white Gianni Versace couture button-down with black skinny tie and tailored jet black slacks tickling the uppers of my Cole Haan mocs with the Nike Air sole. Stacy Dash… I see you lookin. I’m in Vegas and I feel like Tony right after he gets back to his crib… “I gotta get organized”. Montana, not Soprano, minus the blow. The Bella suite at the Venetian is perfect when you need an extra bed for your new found friends to sleep on. From my perspective, your body begins to shut down by your fourth day out here. You’ve got to pace yourself. Start every morning by sweating out the toxins, i.e. drugs, beer and liquor with a 30-45 minute workout at the gym in your hotel. No excuses. Water replenishment is another key to defeating the monkey that jumped on your back at about the time you strolled out of Spearmint Rhino with your pockets turned inside-out. This is the town that has the potential to spit you out with your shoestrings holding your pants up; remember Bell from Willie Dynamite?

Like GFK Jr. said, make sure that you’ve adequately stocked up on supplies before you arrive. Get your gum/altoids, Aleve, Visine, lip balm and cigarettes/cigars before you get into town. Your Zippo should be full of fluid. Time is yours to control as best you can. Also pack plenty of T’s, boxers and socks because you will sweat a lot. Good comfortable shoes are a must as you will be doing lots of walking. As a G you should be wearing comfortable shoes anyway because only cheap shoes hurt your feet. Steve Madden’s will be the death of you in Vegas.

If you are like me and you have a weakness for the green and red felt tables, you’ve got to do things to yourself so that you don’t ruin your life. Leave at least 200-300 dollars cash hidden either in your car parked at the airport or at your crib so that you have money once you get home. This prevents you from overspending what’s in your bank account. Limit your drinking at the tables. Casinos thrive on drunken gamblers, instead use this time to replenish your body with water and save the drinking for the clubs. And even then, don’t go overboard on the drinking, you have to be able to carry on a conversation with a fly honey and game spitting requires a clear head. Contrary to advice from the Big Tymer’s, this isn’t the time to drink till you throw-up. She will prolly be smashed out of her mind but that’s not your problem. Whether you bang it out or not you’ve got an image and a reputation to uphold. You’ve also spent too many chips on your gear to ruin it with vomit or any other body fluid--- be it yours or someone else’s.

Dress yourself in the best clothes you own. You can't hit up Tao in a polo or a t-shirt and expect to get any type of respect. If you’ve got crappy gear, pack light and re-up at the Forum Shops (Caesars), Via Bellagio or the Grande Canal Shoppes (Venetian). You control your destiny and the perception that you portray is that of a G. As tempting as it may be to go with the common theme out here, you’ve got to stay in your lane---- no flashy T’s! Let them have that style all to themselves. I can’t begin to tell you how many times women commented on how nice I looked. I was suited for four straight nights! My game was on hyperdrive because of the Brock Lesnar/Frank Mir UFC title fight. Amongst a sea of print T’s adorned with sequins, bobby pins and safety pins, a well tailored suit really stands out.

With all of the wild summer pool parties going on, your day game has to be up to snuff. You should be confident enough in your appearance that taking your shirt off is not going to leave you feeling vulnerable and weak. Push-ups, crunches and pull-ups will help. If you've got weights, use em. I've even seen one G use hotel furniture (benches, coffee tables) to prep for the pool scene, its that important! The resort pool scene is the time to stack your lady count, or as I like to call it your kill score. Trust me, it's very possible to pull a hat trick during a Vegas weekend; I've seen it happen. The dj's will be spinning mostly top hits, but it's your job to show off original dance moves. Listen to me. Learn from me. I was not the best because I killed quickly. I was the best because the crowd loved me. Win the crowd and you will win your freedom. - Proximo, Gladiator

If you aren’t satisfied with the Boise beauty queens or the Tallahassee trailer tramps, you can easily find a money pro honey sitting at the hotel bar. Trust me, it ain’t hard to tell. No real G will judge you for spending 2-3 hours with a Jessica Alba clone and her girlfriend. We don’t have to know that you blew last week’s paycheck on ass. Take a Polaroid picture of them, not with them and stash it away in your sin box.

Finally, you’ve got to eat good food. Avoid the buffets and venture beyond crappy hot dogs and cheeseburgers. You can get that stuff anytime back home. Eat foods that you’ve never had, I ordered the eggs benedict at the Grand Luxe Cafe and I’ll never forget that experience. It could have been the gold-diggin waitress Natasha or it could have been the fact that I chopped it up with Suge and almost knocked him for one of his lady friends. Unintentionally I might add. Suge, got much love for you big homie. This is the time to be a grown-up and channel your inner Anthony Bourdain. Real G’s eat real food.

DMV till I die

Very respectfully,

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Lil Wayne - Prom Queen

Rebirth is coming soon. Lil Wayne has nearly wrapped up his all rock album which will be released this June.

Check out the first single HERE
It's dope, I like it.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My Journey With Hip-Hop - Part 3

One of my childhood friends' stepfather turned me on to Rakim back in 1990. I was at their house one day and his pops, Dee pulled me aside and asked me if I knew anything about rap. My response was typical for a young guy who was in tune with the mainstream hits, "Yeah, Run DMC, LL, Salt N Peppa...I heard of them" That's when he looked at me as if I didn't know my own name, "You never heard Rakim, the greatest rapper alive?!?!"
He began reciting "Thinkin of a master plan, Cuz ain't nuthin but sweat inside my hand..." He found the record, played it, and it blew my mind!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

10 funniest movie scenes

10. Willie Dynamite

9. Friday

8. Wedding Crashers

7. Old School

6. The Mack

5. Coming to America

4. Blazing Saddles

3. Anchorman

2. Napoleon Dynamite

1. Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Thundercats movie (all black cast)

Jay-Z as Lion-O

Busta Rhymes as Tygra
50 Cent as Panthro
Leona Lewis as Cheetara

What if?? LOL

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My country...

Change has come to America.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

My impression of 2008

In 1998, I left home and began my adult life. It's been 10 years and 2009 could not have come sooner. I hated 2008!

Here are the worst things about '08

1. Sarah Palin
2. economy
3. Bernie Mac died
4. gas prices before the elections in November
5. Spencer and Heidi
6. skinny jeans (on men)
7. Casey Anthony
8. drudgereport.com
9. Ashanti
10. Snuggie fleece blanket/robe
11. Joe the Plumber
12. U.S. Men and Women olympic track relay teams
13. "If I were a boy"
14. Washington Redskins
15. Brett Favre
16. Entourage season finale
17. Mcnuggets commercials
18. MTV
19. Politico.com
20. Tropic Thunder

Friday, October 10, 2008

My President - Young Jeezy

I love this track - "It's a hands off policy, you touch him we ridin!"

listen here

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

What Up

NEW T.I. - What Up (video)
I love how Hip hop can be so versatile. From songs aimed at women either praising or bragging on the ones they've scooped, to straight up diss records aimed at fellow rappers. Shawty Lo is the target on this track...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Random Thought

If John McCain is such a 'maverick', why is he still a Republican?
What hasn't he rejected the GOP and become an Independent like his friends Joe Lieberman and Michael Bloomberg?

My Journey With Hip Hop - Part 2

In late 1987 my family moved to a small village within Huntingdonshire, England named Kings Ripton. My friend Tony Davis turned me onto Public Enemy and my political interests were ignited when I first heard "Don't Believe the Hype" in 1988.
For everybody who thinks that Flava Flav is a clown...what a difference 20 years makes!

Friday, September 12, 2008

My Journey With Hip Hop - Part 1

We met in 1987. I was 9 years old when it infiltrated my soul. I remember my parents throwing big parties in our North Dakota, doublewide trailer. Yeah, I'm a TPK, f#@* you! I remember hearing the song that kicked it off for me. This song came to define my swagger, my being, my entire persona. When LL Cool J released his second album, Bigger and Deffer; my life forever changed. I'm Bad became my theme song. I played that tape (swiped from my dads collection) every chance I got in my brick red Audiovox boom box... the one with the removable speakers.
Watch how he simulates eating the crushed jelly bean. Classic!

John McCain supports sexual predators

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


by John Ridley

If you're a minority and you're selected for a job over more qualified candidates you're a "token hire." If you're a conservative and you're selected for a job over more qualified candidates you're a "game changer."

If you live in an Urban area and you get a girl pregnant you're a "baby daddy." If you're the same in Alaska you're a "teen father." (Actually, according to your own MySpace page you're an F'n redneck that don't want any kids, but that's too long a phrase for the evil liberal media to take out of context and flog morning noon and night).

Black teen pregnancies? A "crisis" in black America. White teen pregnancies? A "blessed event."

If you grow up in Hawaii you're "exotic." Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, you're the quintessential "American story."

Similarly, if you name you kid Barack you're "unpatriotic." Name your kid Track, you're "colorful."

If you're a Democrat and you make a VP pick without fully vetting the individual you're "reckless." A Republican who doesn't fully vet is a "maverick."

If you say that for the "first time in my adult lifetime I'm really proud of my country" it makes you "unfit" to be First Lady. If you are a registered member of a fringe political group that advocates secession that makes you "First Dude."

A DUI from twenty years ago is "old news." A speech given without proper citation from twenty years ago is "relevant information."

And, finally, if you're a man and you decide to run for office despite your wife's recurrence of cancer you're a "questionable spouse." If you're a woman and you decide to run for office despite having five kids including a newborn... Well, we don't know what that is 'cause THAT'S NOT A FAIR QUESTION TO ASK.

Monday, September 1, 2008

First thoughts on Sarah Palin

Joe Scarborough, former Republican Congressman
Pat Buchanan, former Republican Presidential candidiate
Listen as they share their initial views on the morning the McCain VP announcement was made.

Diddy says "John McCain is buggin' the #$@ out"

Speaking truth to power.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sarah Palin

Does Sarah Palin believe that she is ready to be Vice President of the United States of America?
As recent as July, Palin said “As for that VP talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day? I’m used to being very productive and working real hard in an administration. We want to make sure that that VP slot would be a fruitful type of position, especially for Alaskans and for the things that we’re trying to accomplish up here for the rest of the U.S. before I can even start addressing that question.”

This whole saga sounds eerily similar to Harriet Miers; I bet that it concludes the same.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Good Morning - Kanye West & Takashi Murakami

I may be late, but here it is.
Very good.

Tips from my father

My father is a very wise man. He gave me many important life tips, I'll share some of my favorites.

Don't get involved with women who live in your neighborhood. That includes people in your dorm, apartment complex, trailer park or residential neighborhood.

Save money, cut your own hair.

Read and study your Bible.

Write down your thoughts, keep a journal, write poetry or write a story--- just write!

You make things happen by moving forward. It's easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.

Keep your tires properly inflated.

Always keep a pen in your pocket.

Before you get married; make sure she's the right person, it's the right time and you're marrying for the right reasons.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I built my entire teenage persona around this show!

Oh the 90's...

Monday, August 25, 2008

Relentless. A look inside the Obama campaign

For those of you who are wondering what propelled Barack Obama to run for president--- did he jump or was he pushed? An editorial research project by Roger Simon of The Politico, does a great job offering an explanation of that, it also lays out how Obama defeated the Clinton machine. Great read!


"Stone Cold" Steve Austin

So funny!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Non-verbal communication in politics

Clothes make the man. During the initial Obama/Biden political rally in Springfield, Illinois, Barack Obama and Joe Biden communicated a lot through their sartorial decisions. It has been stated by many fashion experts of the world that colors express emotion. You will see in the photo below the significance of their tie color choices.

Notice the red tie on Obama, the light blue tie on Biden and the crisp white, rolled sleeves shirts and both without jackets.

Red ties communicate strength, aggression and force. Blue ties communicate confidence and trust. Rolled sleeves are common amongst politicians when they want to portray themselves as fighters---ready to get their hands dirty to help the American people.

Obama has been dogged by detractors as being soft and idealistic. Biden is labeled as loquacious and aggressive. The mere fact that both wore tie colors in contrast with their standard demeanors, is an effective strategic communication strategy. Obama would typically be linked to the blue tie, whereas Biden would normally be associated with the red tie.

Watch the speeches and you will see a more aggressive Obama, repeatedly rapping against the podium, forceful hand gestures, something he often does not do. Also, notice how Biden runs across the stage and seems at great ease in his role. His task---- to bring working class Americans to the voting booths for Obama/Biden 2008.

Swagger Like US (S.L.U.) - TI, KanYe, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne


The Intellectual President

Here are the facts. Barack Obama is a man of intellect. He graduated from Columbia College with a 3.8 gpa. He eventually went to Harvard Law School and graduated magna cum laude and became president of law review. He spent several years as a law professor and is considered somewhat of a 'constitutional scholar'. John McCain mocks Obama as being a 'pointy-headed professor type.' McCain also finished near the bottom of his U.S. Naval Academy graduating class.

Obama's decision to select Joe Biden as his presidential running mate is profound, because both are public policy and constitutional law experts. America was founded on principles from a sound charter; the U.S. Constitution. America broke away from British rule 232 years ago, and that document has allowed this nation to remain strong and sovereign. What's so wrong with having smart, intellectual citizens managing our federal government?

Obama/Biden 2008

Barack Obama has chosen Delaware Senator, Joseph Biden as his running mate. I've liked Biden for quite some time, having followed him since I first saw him grilling judicial nominees like Alito and Roberts. He's going to bring credibility on international affairs and will bolster Obama's appeal amongst blue collar Americans.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Green Light - John Legend feat. Andre 3000

Hip hop is alive and well.


Is this the only GOP duo that can actually compete against Obama/Biden?
Mitt Romney is too wealthy and Tom Ridge is pro-choice and a former 'Bushie'.

Charlie Crist is considered the 'people's governor' here in Florida. I've met both McCain and Crist...nice guys. As a matter fact my aunt knew Crist when he was a little boy. She worked with his father at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.
But they won't be getting my vote!

What if this was Barack Obama's VP choice?

Chocolate City with a cherry on top.


Sho' Nuff

Julius Carry, widely known as Sho' Nuff from Berry Gordy's film The Last Dragon, died this week.

The Last Dragon

American Pimp

Although I don't condone this profession, this is certified comedy!!!