Monday, November 14, 2011

The Book of Mirrors (Chapter 4)

Hello America,

I am sorry that I didn't write Saturday, I had a paper to write.  Let me thank the South Dallas Cultural Center for providing me a night of culture with the 11th Annual Black Dance Festival.  I thoroughly enjoyed all of the performances. 

We are going to be brief today.  I have a paper due tomorrow and had to spend time getting handling personal business that took longer than expected so this is my blog, my pace, my chapter, this will stand until Wednesday morning.  I have to get ready for work, I have to do what I have to do for school.

We are going to use dance, the blog of a good friend, and the Dallas Cowboys to learn and discuss how round 1 is going so far.........

Let's begin shall we.

I like to start with political notes:

GOP, WE ARE GOING TO KEEP OUR WORDS REGARDING TAXES.

we are not the left loves, we know taxing the 1% that pays over 50% of costs and is responsible for about 60% of job creation is a recipe for disaster.

The truth is not a popularity contest, it is the damn truth...........  time to write these lies a dear john letter.

All this caving to Obama's promise to demonize everyone won't work

I am black and bold enough serving a God mighty enough to handle his bull, DO YOUR JOB and let folk like me do mine....

He will be handled, don't make the situation worse, taxing the rich don't help. ending the corruption, waste and bulls*** spending does.

Big Sister Michele Bachmann, thank you for standing up for the babies, you know my personal story and it makes me feel warm inside to know that they are parents out there to take a bucket of water, and drops of justice to protect all those who harm our most vulnerable assets in our children and our powerless......  Keep it up Big Sister, I am still on your team.  Tell these pedophiles abusing young precious babies, males or females, tell them they lies of harming and ruining our babies innocence ...........is getting an eviction notice. 

Cain, I am going to give you some good free sound political advice, don't mention the words, anita hill, ice cream or women until you get some full disclosure, your wife words is allright, but not good enough, stop making jokes or this fluke you call a presidential run is going to end sooner than later.  No disrespect personally,but this is for the soul of this country, we ain't got time for games or darn snacks.


Cantor give me a 5 sound reasons why you need a stronger balanced amendment, write an op-ed or something, I got your back.

The only reason Obama is ending waterboarding is because he got the secret service protecting him on our dimes, if his security was personally on the line, nothing would be off the table, but he doesn't fear retribution from the muslim terrorists because he works for them........

yeah, I really did say that because I really do mean it.

Here are the rules


Here are the rules,

1) each one of the candidates on the right will be matched up against Obama, out of consideration for my time as I am launching a second site, will release the name next week, in two classes and working, I am going to use my discretion to only address the candidates that I think have a legitimate chance.

2) I am going to use the blogs of others, write sometimes, use articles, maybe a song or two, to pick an issue, present how Obama addresses it and how the candidate addresses it, ending each post with a list of qualities that are reflected in the mirrors.

3)the theoretical basis for this book and measure comes from two sources.  Rev. MLK Jr's assertion that the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in comfort and convenience  but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.  That he includes women as well.  This quote means that when you want to know about somebody don't look at how they act in the good times, but how they act under crisis, when the grits hit the fan.

4)The second source is from Brooke Foss Wescott, an English Theologian, who asserts that great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men.  Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last the crisis shows what we have be become. In other words, there is no great event that makes someone stand up, it is just an opportunity for us to see what is already there.

5) Each candidate will have a crisis selected from five areas with Obama, I am not going to go in order, one day it may be romney or it may be bachmann, but I will develop a chart or a link to one where we can start to keep a running inventory of the values we see present in the mirrors.  The five areas are personal, foreign policy, discrimination (race, class, gender), constitutional adherence, and enforcement.

Today, I have added a feature, a wrinkle in the game.  myself, because it is not fair to talk about Cain or any of the others without including tidbits about myself so today because of time we will get into the things I see in my mirror.  And today is about lying and telling the truth.

I talk with God a lot, a lot, we pray, we meditate, and we talk and I told God this morning, I am not really feeling a political topic, I got my other parts together of my post, and God tapped me on the shoulder and asked what did you see this weekend, what did you learn?

  I thought about it and I said the truth in talent, and the talent in truth........

There was this young lady at the cultural events, which always remind me that there are different ways to see things.  Anyway, this young lady is talented......a very talented dancer, it makes me want to give to the arts when I am fiscally able to.  Dance to me is like what I do with these words, make them go places others didn't fathom.  Anyway, her talent was her truth, her mirror, just raw hopefully and prayerfully gets to be developed talent.

And I look at the Cowboys game yesterday, I am not going to comment on football season, right now.  The playoffs I give my right to change my mind, but right now, I just wanted to see ray lewis, an icon, pay this weekend and the game wasn't on in my market.  When you have 16 years in, rings, and accolades and you still tackle with your shoulders square, it is andy rooney, baby, truth in 60 seconds.  You watch this dude on film, not even about football it is his mirror in following the techinques that makes his talent the truth at this position.

So I watched the Cowboys, and the first play on offense was the truth of why they are turning it around.  A run play led by Holland (game ball sir) who led Murray to like 8 yards, the play wasn't all that.  But it set a tone........., it set a truth, that Dallas Cowboy football was back.  This is not about football, it is about truth, and staying in your lane.  We run down here, then pass, then run again.

All Murray did was set records be the sooner he is so to your sir(a crimson and cream game ball).... Jumping over that dude, though Mr. Murray that's some of that did Vince Carter just jump over his head type play...... I knew when you hit that field, a back, not a running back, a workhorse, a back that you base a game on hit the huddle and the focus would come off of romo.  thanks for proving me and God right dear sir.

I digress, The first play on defense was a sack by Demarcus Ware.  another talented player. 

A run and a sack.  Both physical acts.....the truth about the offense and the defense that can if they stay on course, get the season back on track.

But  those are just two guys, what compelled my heart to fill with proud, My Dear Football Daddies, is not that you won, I love you, a win a good enough for me, rings only shut me up until next season is that.

America, not the touchdowns, the little things matter because habits die hard and winning and success is a habit.  When Jay Ratliff who just got paid, game is over, the lead is 28 points in the fourth quarter, scrambling for a fumble................When Tanner is fighting for a first down like the game mattered, When Murray jumping over folk already over 100 yards, already got more yards than the buffalo offense in the waning period of the fourth quarter, When Terrance Newmann, a vet who don't have to earn his, bumping with receivers, getting picks late in the fourth knowing the victory is already there......

it shows a pattern of men that are committed to four quarters, to not giving a darn about the scoreboard, to the concept of as long as I am on this field, I will give my brothers, my Cowboy nation the best of me.......

IS WHY I WENT AFTER THE GAME INTO THE BATHROOM AND CRIED TEARS OF PRAISE........

AMEN, GUYS.  NOT ABOUT FOOTBALL, ABOUT FOLLOWING THE TRUTH OF YOUR CITY AND THE ORGANIZATION.  WE RUN, SACK......WE PLAY EVERY DOWN, EVERY QUARTER, EVERY MOMENT WE ON THE FIELD. and romo, I am proud of you, of letting the game come to you and through a back.... proud of the way you are handling yourself these days, it is always love there, its dysfunctional but you have lived in Dallas long enough to know it's love none the less.

that's what their mirror showed America and that helped me say to you.


We have to play our game.  We have to play our way.  We can't do what the other guys do, we have to walk the path, God placed us on.......


The lie of running somebody's else race, or playbook, GOP, Cowboys, all that is over..........


and to explain why we are going to use today the words from Words of truth regarding lies
 

 the link is to the independentrant.com, the author is a friend and he said he thought of me when he wrote it, and I knew it was God's plan for me when I read it to end with his truth.

Dear Lie

Today, as I was relaxing and listening to some music, I ran across a TLC song (written by Babyface and Tionne Watkins “T-Boz”) called, “Dear lie“.  All day long, the lyrics to the song have reverberated in my head because they epitomize everything  I would like to convey to the leadership of the Democratic party. For the better part of 20 years,  the Democratic Party has sought to change its image because,  historically, it was Democrats who opposed abolishing slavery and it was Democrats who opposed the civil rights of blacks and women.
But this is only the beginning of their sordid deeds and their “face change“, to this very day, is only skin deep.
  • Democrat leaders decry racism but they have managed to separate their caucuses by ethnicity to keep racism, very much alive.
  • Democrat leaders started Social Security as a program for the elderly who, due to age, were unable to work and had nothing to live on. Later, Democrats touted Social Security as a retirement program for all Americans and now, it is bankrupt.
  • Democrat leaders complain about rising medical costs but THEIR programs, Medicaid and Medicare, set the low standard of payment for services rendered causing everyone else’s insurance premiums to rise. Both programs are rife with fraud and abuse from doctors, clinics, hospitals, and patients. Further, both programs are the #1 denier of insurance claims in the industry.
  • Democrat leaders funded infrastructure for ethanol and now, corn is $8 a bushel. Thanks to the funding of bio-refineries, the Federal government is obligated to pay farm subsidies so farmers will continue to grow corn for food. This is sure to become a problem in very near future as inflation rises.
  • Democrat leaders took control of the education process and curriculum, encouraged teachers to unionize, and pass out government funded scholarships and block education grants that are based upon important criteria, like skin color and gender. In the mean time, education costs keep rising because these scholarships and grants set a monetary standard for educational institutions who, in turn, demand more money from those who do not meet scholarship or grant criteria. These same people who have made themselves responsible for education now call their people stupid, lazy, and ignorant.
  • Democrat leaders claim that abortions are not funded with tax-payer money, however, they omit that everything except the actual abortion is paid for with Medicaid funding and that these clinics would not exist without Medicaid funding. So is the Federal government funding abortion with tax money?  Yes they are.
  • Democrat leaders tout themselves as the “working man’s Party”, but they contract jobs out to foreign entities and have sent more jobs to China than their counterparts.
  • Democrat leaders think the United States Constitution and the political process are a waste of time when they hold the Presidency. But when a Republican holds the Presidency, suddenly, they are worried about Congressional procedures and ethics.
  • Democrat leaders own the Occupy movement and the people in attendance. The TEA Parties were far larger in scope and size, yet, produced far fewer arrests and no significant violence.
I could continue listing the sins of the Democrat leadership and the hell they put us through, but instead, I want to dedicate the lyrics to the TLC song, “Dear lie” , to them… This is for you Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Anthony Weiner, Maxine Waters, Charles Rangel, Andre Carson, Timothy Geithner, Kathleen Sibileus, Eric Holder, and all you other liars who care nothing about the people of this country.
Dear Lie (Written by: Babyface & Tionne Watkins T-Boz“)
Dear lie
You suck
You said you could fix anything
Instead I’m fucked
You made things even worse for me
If I had balls I’d tell you get away from me
Guess I’m not smart
I let you unnerve me
I let you control me
Afraid the would hurt me
When its you that hurt me more
Get outta my mouth
Get outta my head
Get outta my mind
Stop puttin’ words in my head
Get outta my mouth
You’re nothing but trouble
Get outta my life
Get out of me
Out of me
Out of me
Out of me lie
Lie lie lie lie
Dear lie
You’re dumb
You think you’ve got the best of me
You think you’ve won
Misread my vulnerability
I’ve got your balls
Now get the hell away from me
I’ve learned your heart
Won’t let you unnerve me
Won’t let you control me
The truth will only free me
And your lies won’t hurt no
No more
Get outta my mouth
Get outta my head
Get outta my mind
Stop puttin’ words in my head
Get outta my mouth
You’re nothing but trouble
Get outta my life
Get out of me
Out of me
Out of me
Out of me lie
Lie lie lie lie
Lie lie
I’ve got your balls
Now get the hell away from me
I’ve learned your heart
Won’t let you unnerve me
Won’t let you control me
The truth will only free me
And your lies won’t hurt no
No more
Get outta my mouth
Get outta my head
Get outta my mind
Stop puttin’ words in my head
Get outta my mouth
You’re nothing but trouble
Get outta my life
Get out of me
Out of me
Out of me
Out of me lie
Lie lie lie lie
Lie lie
Dear lie
Lie lie lie lie
Lie lie
Dear lie…
This  blog post is dedicated to my friend Tiffani E. Mims who has found truth and is spreading the word in the urban community. Check out her blog Real Talk for Real People and follower her on Twitter @tmims50.
God bless you girl and keep spreading the truth



DO YOU REALIZE WHAT JUST HAPPENED? Baby, TLC, myself, twitter and my brother all were used to spread a truth about living our truths, and stopping the lies that are robbing this country, this party, a football team, our lives....

Do you realize America? I didn't tell him what to write.  Do you realize America, I didn't read it until right now because God told me three days ago, you will use his post and here I am talking about lies and the values of playing your game and the truth I saw in this young dancer and the truth I saw in a football game and here are his words reinforcing everything I saw in these people this weekend.

In my mirror is faith in what I am doing because I know God's will for me is truly my way.

young dancer lady, baby hold to your dreams and I will hold to my promise when I can the South Dallas Cultural Center and the arts along with your pursuits will receive the help you all DESERVE.

to my GOP, write those lies about not holding your word a dear john letter like the song suggested and let it go.  time to start being honorable.

to the pundits and experts, baby.......... do you see the knowledge that we have in our electorate, a regular person using GOD'S WORDS AND CULTURE THROUGH ALL TYPES OF Angels to spread truth, not going to testify today...........But praise his name., praise his name.

To my Dallas Cowboys, baby, don't it feel good winning your way, playing your way, We Dallas, we don't hide our itentions, we tell you we going to run the ball that way and do it, we don't use deception or trick plays, we just play... tell them lies of not playing the game, that every play don't matter, tell them lies.........bye. tell them lies its time to go because the truth of Dallas Cowboy football is back.

To the GOP field, to Barack Obama, this race will be fought and won earnestly and honestly........

My Brother say, it's time for the lying to stop and when a man speaks an undeniable truth around me, the woman in me demands my only response is 

AMEN, AMEN, AMEN.........

Bachmann's round 1 (personal issues and how she handles them in comparison to Obama starts Wednesday)

My name is Tiffani El Dawn Mims, and in my mirror is faith in my God which leads to a faith in my fellow citizens called my brothers and sisters........

in my mirror my brother used TLC to show a truth about his nation, about his party, about his people because we all bleed red white and blue.

in my mirror, is a team that is finding their path which was right there waiting for them to come back to


in my mirror is my nation

what's in your mirror?   
 
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