Monday, February 13, 2012

The Book of (H&T) Chapter 12

Hello America!

I do apologize, just a lot of drama.......... has kept me away but I am here now.

I am going to ask the shows SouthLAnd and the Game to accept my apologies.  I have a paper due tomorrow.... I know right! grad school is hectic, but when I finish, my reward is to watch the episodes.. so bear with me, we'll get back to our lessons from our televisions shows.

The book is named is H&T which stands for Hollywood and Tiffani.

Most of the time, I draw from Hollywood, maybe a tad bit from me only from my sermon notes.

But today,

I am going to tell you a couple of things........

And then we are going to prepare for tomorrow.  As one of the mitigating factors that was precluding me from writing, has been addressed.........

Friday night,  I couldn't sleep.......  And finally when I got to sleep, my phone was blowing up with twitter notifications and such at like 4 am.......  I was very agitated, when I got up my eyes were almost swollen shut, which means that I had been crying in my sleep.

I've been through this enough before to know something bad was going to happen.  I have no need to lie about it, my assistant will tell you I was fussing all day long.

Things were hectic at my job.

My sister is a target of some stalker at her job and her car was broken into all of her stuff taken and her employer still refuses to move her for safety reasons even though this is the 6th incident.

Whitney passed, and I will address that in a moment.

After the news of Whitney as I was still at work...... I couldn't take no more.

So I went to bed, relatively early which is anytime before midnight.

I'm on the phone running my mouth about today's events, and my mom calls me on the phone and tells me that someone is starting up my truck and I need to go out there.

And all week long, its been strange cars in the driveway, its Dallas Police Department back wasting tax dollars following me, its back to neighbors doing I guess some neighborhood patrol keeping up with my whereabouts.

I am tired.......... and I am irritable.

So I tell my mom I am going to take care of it, and I don't.  And sure enough the next morning, my brake lines cut, not all the way, but enough.........

And there is so much of me, saying Tiffani don't go to church, its okay, but there is a bigger part of me saying if God has gotten you this far..........babygirl, brakes ain't nothing, so I go to church.

I didn't go outside that night, although I knew who was out there, I know who did it because frankly I don't want to go back to jail.  Not a scared thing, just I don't want to be bothered thing.  I knew if I went out and checked on my truck that night as I had been meaning to get an alarm, but was working 12 hour days until today, hadn't a chance to......... I would have ended up getting hurt or catching a case or both.

There are only three people that I will ever work with in this lifetime for free.  I don't care how big I ever became, to get paid by them is a disservice.

Chaka Khan........  do I really have to explain this choice? but the woman has a Peterbuilt engine for her voice, and every album she simply gets better........ Angel reminds me of the lesson we are going to learn about today....

Adele.......  This woman's use of tone is down right surgical.  I will not rest until me and this woman in the studio collabing on something.  Great songwriting, but the use of tone........reminds so much of donnie hathaway not in voice, but in the use of subtleties...

and the last one is Whitney Houston, I don't say was because I know the mother in her demands, her spirit is there to protect her baby........

but ironically not for her music.

My sister when I was a kid, and this post ain't all about Whitney, it's just leading to the lesson.  Had Whitney's tape, and there was this song called love is a contact sport.  And OMG that girl loved that song, so much so I couldn't do Whitney b/c I had been burned out.

But when Whitney started her relationship with Bobby Brown, I could identify........not for the obvious reasons, not about dogging Bobby Brown, but because of how she handled her problems regardless of what was going on, she wasn't going to let her husband be disrespected.  Regardless of what was going on, she wasn't going to pull back on her love........

And I could relate to that, so one night and I have told this story before, I was going through some real bad times in my life and I was so hurt because I prayed everynight to God to help me get my legal record straight, to give me the strength to do right, to stop smoking weed, to get away from at the time husband........and I would hear no answer.

And I know and I knew that God it wasn't a matter that I wasn't hearing him.

And there was this preacher by the name of Juanita Bynum, who was talking about her sister on the TV, as her sister was a crack addict, and Ms. Bynum questioned why her sister walked that path.  and her sister remarked because this is the path God put before me.........

There is power in that statement.........

But those words were still ringing a little hollow in my heart, but Whitney Houston in promotion of preacher's wife was on Saturday Night Live and I can't even remember what she was singing, but it was gospel and the riffs that woman had that night...........

You all not appreciating this woman's voice, smoking cigarettes, dope, Whitney ain't Michelle Obama she ain't doing no platypus dance(don't miss anything *wink*), she ain't doing no pushups, none of that.........

this woman didn't sing ,or sang, this woman had church in 60 seconds of riffs...........

Bc whatever God wanted to me feel or know, I got it from that moment and that moment saved my life because I understood that Ms. Houston, had to go through what she went through to have that moment as it was a long ways from Love is a contact sport.

I made it to church right when the sermon was starting, I had a fever been drinking mucinex like drake got a drank in his cup, I am tired, sick and nodding through the sermon, but God is there, and he wakes me up for the part he wants me to hear........

And for the sake of this post, we take from Ephesians 1:22-23.

22And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
 23Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Now the point of the verse, was Paul explaining to the church the role severyone has, the point of the Pastor was pretty much the same.

But I offer the verses for this sense, when we hear the "shout" as we discussed last week, we don't have to plan, we only have to time to act, and we can only act from what we are, we can only draw from our path.

I can't judge Whitney or Amy or Michael for their paths because without them, some of you all wouldn't have nothing to talk about, nobody to judge this morning.......

But my larger point is why I didn't go outside that night, I am now becoming more comfortable with "my place" that God has for me.  I am now a part of the body of Christ, of the body of my community, of the body of my nation, that is not malfunctioning trying to be something I am not...........

Unfortunately, we have a President writing love letters to fans, his wife dancing all the damn time, but still won't stop this multi-million dollar vacations or spending when we are 4 years into a deficit.

The arm we call the majority senate party is diseased so much Mitch McConnell for the third straight year has to call the Obama budget to a vote, because Reid won't.

And I can go on and on.

But they are some body parts that are functioning.  Rep. Hensarling, Sen. Corker wrote two really relavant op-eds regarding the dangers of Dodd-Frank in politico.  They are worth reading.  Rep. Cliff Stearns is showing why despite my passion, they are my brothers and sisters in the fight to save this country...... You three are my brothers, know that.  I know you have to do your part and so do I, but don't think it is not love and support there......

I digress..

How are you going to respond effectively to the shout in your life, when you don't know part of the body you play?

I got a little down, Sunday, America and I'm closing because me and the party who damaged my truck are in a struggle where one of is going to live and thrive and be free and other is probably going to die in prison.  There is no middle ground.

And I cried a little because I am trying to leave these folk alone but because I know my place in the body, I know that it is time for me to leave Dallas, to leave Texas, because the wrong that has been done to me here, not even my will and ego can make it right........will cause this party and others their freedom, their money and their lives....... and that fact makes this a constant struggle until I cross that line.

But I cheered up because I remembered that I know my place in the body.  I cheered up because I know that God will handle the "bodily" functions if you will that I am not meant to.

I know that all I need to do is play my part. stay in my lane.

So to CPAC and all of these social conservatives:

That, with our Republican fathers, we hold it to be a self-evident truth, that all men are endowed with the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and that the primary object and ulterior design of our Federal Government were to secure these rights to all persons under its exclusive jurisdiction; that, as our Republican fathers, when they had abolished Slavery in all our National Territory, ordained that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law, it becomes our duty to maintain this provision of the Constitution against all attempts to violate it for the purpose of establishing Slavery in the Territories of the United States by positive legislation, prohibiting its existence or extension therein. That we deny the authority of Congress, of a Territorial Legislation, of any individual, or association of individuals, to give legal existence to Slavery in any Territory of the United States, while the present Constitution shall be maintained...................

That we invite the affiliation and cooperation of the men of all parties, however differing from us in other respects, in support of the principles herein declared; and believing that the spirit of our institutions as well as the Constitution of our country, guarantees liberty of conscience and equality of rights among citizens, we oppose all legislation impairing their security.

Ain't a Republican Politician shouldn't know where that came from, that is our original intent for the body we call the GOP, our platform from 1856 in which black men as we celebrate Black History month like Frederick Douglas help make a reality...........

wasn't no discussion of abortions, or birth control, of gay rights and please let not be naive and say homosexuality wasn't open as it is now......., there are only so many body parts and so many places to put them..., wasn't condemning no religions, wasn't deciding who got the "Value" vote.

just all men are promised the pursuit of happiness and impairing all legislation that interferes with the security of all........

So CPAC, that hot mess, you call an endorsement of Romney is like J Cole winning the Source Awards over KRS-ONE, Dre 3000', GZA, Kayne, Wayne and Hammer....... for the lyricist of the week, day, decade, month, all that.......

ask your aides to explain that......

Romney is not the head of the GOP, nor is Santorum because it ain't evolving no conservatism, if you have run for President 6 times and ain't figured that out, it's time to sit down.......

There is only one head that will fit the body of the GOP because our sole role is to defend the rights of all men........ the rest of that judgment crap belongs to the democratic party, so "conservative" value voters....... you not functioning correctly..............

We getting back to the basics, we getting back to our roles.

Its time to let judgments of all kinds go back to where they belong to the left.


b/c in order for a body to function everybody gotta know they place........

and when that's not the case it's time to.......

 let go b/c

All y'all confused this time
You all don't belong
or claim the right
For every sin
God will avail
But aint your job to condemnn
  Time to exhale (yeah, yeah, say)

Shoop, Shoop, Shoop
Shoo Be Doop Shoop Shoop (yeah)
Shoo Be Doop Shoop Shoop
(All you got to say is shoo be doop)
Shoo Be Doop Shoop Shoop
Shoo Be Doop Shoop Shoop (Shoo be doop)
Shoo Be Doop Shoop Shoop
Shoo Be Doop Shoop Shoop
Shoo Be Doo

Its time to walk our own paths
Learn our own why
Time to embrace "us"
Hear each other cries
We all know y'all mean well 
But to judge is a sinn
  Time to exhale (yeah, yeah, say)

Shoop, Shoop, Shoop
Shoo Be Doop Shoop Shoop
Shoo Be Doop Shoop Shoop (shoo shoo shoo huh)
Shoo Be Doop Shoop Shoop
Shoo Be Doop Shoop Shoop (Sho0 be)
Shoo Be Doop Shoop Shoop (Say shoop say shoo be say shoo be)
Shoo Be Doop Shoop Shoop (say shoo-hoo say sho)
Shoo Be Doo (be doo oh)

  Our party's promises broken
  cuz we know we making value tokens
God's rules aint fair
but truth lies in prayers
Knowing who you living for
Respect his flow
He made this place
Not yours yo
You should look inside yourself
b/c the judging bull belongs over THERE *pointing left*

[Repeat Verse 2]

Shoop, Shoop, Shoop (Shoo Be)
Shoo Be Doop Shoop Shoop (Shoo Be)
Shoo Be Doop Shoop Shoop (Shoo Be)
Shoo Be Doop Shoop Shoop (Shoo-hoo-hoo be)
Shoo Be Doop Shoop Shoop (Shoo be doop doop doop hoo hoo hoo)
Shoo Be Doop Shoop Shoop (do do shoo be shoo be feels alright)
Shoo Be Doop Shoop Shoop (You can say oh)
Shoo Be Doo

CPAC, Santorum, Romney and your evolving conservatism, just like the text from the bible, the word on what this party stands for is right there.  It ain't gotta evolve, either you down with it or not.

If we don't start functioning as we are supposed to, then this body we call a party is going to fail and I cannot allow that.

Not saying values aint important, but not the role of the government or the one who wants to lead this nation because you gotta lead all.

The role of President is real simple, enforce the constitution, the role the Republican party is real simple as well.

Maybe if some of you all spent more time playing your part and showing change in your life, but staying in your lane and letting God run the tollway, you wouldn't have spend so many millions demanding it.

The place for judging grown individuals for grown behavior in which you not in the bedroom, to judge on color, gender, culture, race, religion, SES OR AND VALUES OR LACK OF THEM is to the left of this party...........

We exhaling because of folk highlighted in this month, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY BECAME A STAPLE IN THIS COUNTRY.

And they didn't did race baiting nor value condemnation to do it then, nor do we need it now.

Only one candidate knows his role: Newt Gingrich....
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