I apologize for the commercials yesterday.
I in no way am going to let Obama take away the glory, blood, sweat and tears that were spilled by our troops to say he did or President Bush for having the courage to say Obama.............son...............you and the USA got issues.
Let's get back to the story shall we.
We are using American Gangster directed by Ridley Scott costarred with Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe and a cast that I think each deserves an Oscar, so let's give props to the casting agency because they make my ability to relate to politics that much easier.
Denzel is Frank Lucas which for our purposes for the right is Michele Bachmann and the left is Barack Obama
Russell is Richie Roberts for our purposes for the left is Nancy Pelosi and for the right, myself.
Two moments that we are judging by when Crowe's wife and I am going to get your name dear lady, I put my notes on my blackberry.
When Richie's wife hits him with a truth in divorce court so deep, he shuts up, recognizes it, and acts on it immediately showing deference to a truth from a woman that loves him, knows him and providing a need in leaving so that he can fight his battles without his wife and son on the battlefield.
Second, moment is when Mr. Roberts which isn't shown more than alluded to, makes up in his mind to defend Mr. Lucas not because he's dirty, he recognizes a truth in Mr. Lucas and realizes that he is being not for his acts but rather for having the audacity to go about things in a way most didn't think a black man from the Carolinas could fathom much less pull off.
We have added other characters but for the sake of time, not going there today, but what I will do is set up a full cast Saturday so you can have context in watching the debates.
I wasn't really sure of the feedback regarding this using politics through a movie highlighting a drug dealer who basically revamped the network distribution of the global drug industry, but God found a way to let me know its working.
I like movies that reflect culture..........
Today, because of the debates tomorrow. I am going to introduce four more characters and we are headed straight for debate and strategy. This is primarily for you, Big Sister (Michele Bachmann) I call any woman who I really feel that is a friend, but still gotta show that respect, my Big Sister, I got a lot of them of all colors.....
I don't know what I am going to do at the family reunion ;) got some explaining to do. Let's go.
Frank is attending Bumpy Johnson's Funeral..........
The icon is down. Frazier is down(RIP have to show respect to a legend......... no disrespect).
Frank is looking around the room, folks eating, chowing down allready planning who got Bumpy's spot. The entire district of Harlem in regards to crime is already decided from the distributors down before the benediction at the funeral is done........
We are going to spend some time with this movie, may run into next year because why Mr. Johhson died is important, but not today.......
Frank is hot.........thinking in his mind......these mo**** thank its over? they thinking they not going to pay, they thinking I'm not going to handle this?
And most don't. Frank is a "driver" and in gangster terms a "driver" is the assistant that carries shovels, not an iPad. The "driver" is the one with the gun still smoking that looks the officer in the eye and says, I guess God answer his prayers, but I have no idea how that bullet got in his body. Its #JFK baby, it's magic.
But in the end, he worked for Mr. Johnson. He wasn't Mr. Johnson.
Three or four years ago, Mr. Obama was considered Frank at that stage maybe a possible VP, but it was Hillary's race to lose and everybody knew it on the right and the left.
Three or four years ago, Mrs. Bachmann was just an Republican anomaly just know really figuring how to get the bill into the hopper thing ;) much love, lady, much love.
The character played by Joe Morton and for the life of me I can't get his role name, but I will tomorrow. Plays what we are going to assign to Bret Baier, the assigned moderator for tomorrow's debate.
He's described as a boy scout with a knife, which is odd to me as a girl scout, and grew up in a church who instilled boy scout values in every young man they could. What boy scout don't have a knife, a compass, and pretty much everything else. The boy scouts are MacGuyvers........
Frank tells Mr. Morton's character and I apologize about the name, that he's going to get that money. And Mr. Morton don't take Frank seriously at first, he's talking about walking in Bumpy Johnson's shoes........
and throughout the movie, you will see what an asset Mr. Morton becomes but for right now.
Bret Baier is Morton's character. because he has the innate ability to tap into any network with ease........so much so that even Hugh Heffner says..............now that's a player
Whether it's hanging with Yankee officials or coming down to see RedTop in the projects, Mr. Morton's character goes where he is needed. He's a different type of criminal per se. These kids through rap only know drug dealers, murders.......Mr. Morton's character is a "blackbook"
He's a link.
And So is Mr. Baier, he's a reporter with all kind of networks, with all kind of info that won't be bullied by anyone on that stage including Newt.
The next character needs no introduction, She is Ruby Dee. At first when I saw she was in this movie, I was a little caught off guard as you the trailer and it doesn't fit. There is only a four letter word for this woman :ICON. pure and simple. I can't write enough about this woman, beautiful in grace, the physical, when I think of black love I don't think of Barack and Obama, I think of Ruby and Ozzie, baby, that's beyond wifey material, young men. THAT'S THE DEFINITION OF A WIFE, OF A WOMAN.......
She plays Mama Lucas, she has borne Frank and the next character she has introduced. Frank is her oldest, and any parent knows the fundamental problem with the oldest, seen too much.... ;), we gonna get back to Mama Lucas later in the book.
She has another son in "Huey" played by Chiwetel Efiofor, a wonderful tremendous actor, who I didn't know his name until know. Played on I think a movie that should have been nominated for an Oscar in Talk to Me..... I digress.
let me introduce the last character and we are going to get into these debates and end for today.
Richie Cotser, who plays Joey Sadano, the childhood friend of Richie, if things were to play out without Frank Lucas, Mr. Sadano would end up being Don Cattano. We judge actors by their lines, but Mr. Cotser I am sorry is a master of the subtleties..... I don't think he got enough credit for his role nor his craft. But in the end, this is Richie's homie. The godfather to his kids.
Frank and Richie are at the beginning walking their paths baby steps. Frank gotta buy watered down dope from the cops which they steal from drug busts and cut it down to sell back to the streets. Richie is a cop with a honest partner who we will give credit to later in his own way trying to make it through law school.
We always show these movies to our young people, letting them see stars rise to the top, making it seem so easy......but ain't. Gotta start with one sale, one test, one merit badge........
And as Frank and Richie come up in their own respective paths, they realize they need help.
Richie don't have to go far, when he needs something protection, answers and everything in between, ain't no secret.........He calls Joey Sadano, the don in waiting..........
Frank ain't from Harlem......... and out of all the people he knows, out of all the people who can and have put in work for him.
He calls Mama Lucas' baby boys. Starting with his brother Huey.
Now in the movie, Frank brings his brothers to Harlem, don't tell them what for. And he does something you have to watch the movie for. He does what makes the streets the streets, he let's everyone know not through no rap song, no rap beef, no you tube, he puts his shovel to work, in the middle of the street in broad daylight. to let the police and everybody in between know.........from this corner of 125th on down to here......
This Frank way, all day.
The brother Huey looks in surprise like did Frank just do that? Did frank put the shovel down in the streets, and he jumps slightly, but in an instant he remembers that big Brother Frank as I am the eldest as well, I have a younger sister. I ain't going to look bad or scared in front of big Brother that's Frank. Fixed his head, looks back at his brother and they make a decision right then and there, that whatever Frank brought them up there for
AIN'T NO RUNNING.
LET ME REPEAT THAT BECAUSE OBAMA NEEDS TO HEAR THIS.
WHATEVER FRANK BROUGHT THEM UP THERE FOR WASN'T KNOWN AS OF YET, BUT AIN'T NO RUNNING! THEY GOT A GLIMPSE OF HOW FRANK MADE HIS MONEY THEY MET RED TOP, BUT THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE GOING TO BE DOING, BUT NEVERTHELESS.............
AIN'T NO .....................
Tonight, Big Sister Michele, its your time to put in your shovel. It's your time, to show my nation that is building, baby.........Folk may not like me, but they know my heart is in the right place, they know I'll fight for them, I die for these babies to be able to have a America they can live and thrive in under their own terms, not for what some elitist determines is fair or right.
Tonight, is your night, Big Sis! You can't let Newt shame you out of attacking him because the focus should be on Obama because the focus is on whose best to lead this country, and while beating Obama is a step, to run and empower Pelosi is not......418 bills, y'all got something in common.
When he hits you with facts, BABY COME OUT STRONG, WITH CONCEPTS, you gotta a boyscout that got a glock for mind, and a choppa "AK-47" for a mouth, Newt's mouth is fly, Bret's mouth is factual....... He makes Brit Hume say no there's a reporter right there. :)
So don't get into no tit for tat with Newt, when he comes with compassion and facts about they ain't leaving. THINK ABOUT THAT MOMENT FRANK DID, WASN'T NO TALKING, WASN'T NO BACK AND FORTH, JUST A TRIGGER........
COME BACK WITH SIMPLICITY THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN RECOGNIZE.
THEY GOTTA FOLLOW THE LAW, SO SHOULD EVERY ONE. WE ACCEPT EVERYONE OVER HERE IF THEY FOLLOW THE RULES, AIN'T NO GREATER COMPASSION THAN THAT.
DO YOU UNDERSTAND?
Fight for your mike time, screw it, let them call you what you want.........
When MITT say, you ain't the top two, YOU TELL HIM, NEITHER WAS JESUS NOR AMERICA, B/C NOBODY THOUGHT EITHER OF THEM WOULD BE WINNING EITHER. You make it relatable to every Jordy Nelson that has been counted out because they white, black, slow, fast, whatever....... You fight back with simplicity.
RON PAUL KNOWS HE IS DANGEROUS, BUT HE IS LOADED AND HE AIN'T GOING TO QUIT. HIS POINTS MAY SOUND MORE FACTUAL BUT THIS IS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT WHO LEADS THROUGH CONCEPTS DEPENDING ON THE CONGRESS AND COURTS TO GET INTO THE DETAIL.
When he talks about what we can't afford with money, you tell him we can't afford for our babies to be at risk either! He talks about the fiscal bottom line. YOU USE YOUR STRENGTH AS A MOTHER TALKING TO MOTHER BECAUSE EVERY WOMAN BIOLOGICALLY IS A MOTHER FROM THE TIME WE ARE BORN OUR BODIES TELL US EACH MONTH, EVERY DAY WHAT WE NEED TO CONCEIVE.
It don't stop because we don't have children.........
You address that bottom line.
When Perry tries to goat you into the vaccine details, HIT HIM WITH THE TRUTH THAT A CONSERVATIVE DON'T BELIEVE IN RAISING FOLK KIDS, THAT NOW BECAUSE OF HIS ACTS YOUNG MEN ARE GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE A VACCINE THAT MIGHT STERILIZE THEM AND WILL HE IMPLORE MEN TO TAKE IT VERSUS WOMEN.....
When Santorum comes with when he was in Congress, let him know that was then, this is now and you on the battlefield, you made the hard choices................
YOU DON'T HAVE TO WIN BIG SIS, ACCORDING TO GALLUP OR THE EXPERTS,
YOU WIN ACCORDING TO THE PEOPLE.
YOU TAKE YOUR SHOVEL, THAT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU, LOOK YOUR BABIES, AND YOUR FAMILY IN THE EYE, GET A LITTLE EXTRA SUGAR FROM MARCUS ;)
AND YOU GO TO WORK.
and put the shovel down so that all can see, that you are going to fight that this is your nation, damn a debate............
and let all these Huey's, and Mama Lucas's and Joey Sadono's I got waiting with their cars packed to put in work now................
It's Franks way, all day. because they folk that you fighting for are being slaughtered not only by Barack, but by the acts of some of those folk on the stage.
No gloves, love............
We need the fingerprints, we want the WORLD TO KNOW EXACTLY WHO DID IT.