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Politics. Associate Pastor at Fuck Around and Find Out Missionary Baptist Church. Not here to remake the Democratic Party in Bernie's Problematic Ass Image
Nov 11 8 tweets 2 min read
I was born in Texas.

I live in Texas.

My entire family is from Texas.

And I still get mufuckas saying I only root from the Cowboys because of pop culture, commercialism or because I'm a frontrunner.

Folks need to stop projecting that made up bullshit you told yourself. There was a large migration from Texas decades ago and my family was part of it. Our ancestors moved to Texas from the Deep South to find jobs. We had to move West cause they were just as racist there.

We took lots of things with us.

But mostly we took our fandom for Dallas.
Sep 4 15 tweets 4 min read
Whew I'm so glad y'all wanna talk about #NazisForBiden because Nazis love Trump, conservatives and Republicans and it's about time we talked about it.… Can't have Nazis without holocaust deniers and boy are there A LOT of them in #MAGA.…
Aug 5 7 tweets 2 min read
So “they killed Jesus” is an old saying from the Black church that means no one is perfect. Kinda like a “not everybody gone like you” type thing.

Implying “the Jews killed Jesus” is an antisemitic trope with a long history.

Two things can be true at the same time. I heard this a lot growing up and there wasn’t an antisemitic connotation to it.

Not sure how Jamie Foxx meant it. But I wouldn’t be surprised if meant it the way I heard it growing up.

Folks who heard it another way have a right to question that tho.
May 6 7 tweets 1 min read
Legends! (H/T Ultimate’80s Page) Image “I can help you.”
May 6 13 tweets 3 min read
Alex stay on the “this is why you should hate Black Democrats” beat.

Kind of an obsession of his.
May 5 4 tweets 1 min read
I wish my favorite rapper would stop embarrassing me damn near every damn day. K thanks. I deserve a double album for this.
Dec 2, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
The DNC moves South Carolina to the first primary. Roughly 60% of the Democratic voting electorate is Black.

House leadership is now led by a Black man from Brooklyn.

A Black woman will probably be the party's nominee in 2028.

If you're mad, we see you.

We all know why. Oh and this is the DNC Chair and the Assistant Democratic Leader in the House. Image
Nov 30, 2022 28 tweets 7 min read
There's a really weird conversation comic book nerds have with each other sometimes and it mostly involves which character can get it.

Anyways that list for me is pretty X-Men heavy -- Storm, Rogue, Psylocke -- but Rosalyn Rosalyn is at the top of the list. Image Emma Frost on that list too. Image
Nov 22, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
So after hearing from the parties involved my initial suspicions were confirmed -- it is indeed messy

Accusations of homophobia, bullying, etc.

For the record avoid situations like these

I don't feel like I need to choose in feuds

If that cost me our friendship then so be it I continue to feel like this is personal. The parties involved really don't like each other. And they may have reason for that.

I would've stayed silent on it if so many of us weren't drawn into it.

I don't like to see us fight.

We have enough enemies as it is.
Nov 19, 2022 11 tweets 4 min read
The rush to define Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as "corrupt" while simultaneously saying WE HAVE NO IDEA WHO THIS GUY IS is a pretty big tell from many on the left who are dedicated to sabotage unless they're put in charge.

They don't want Black leadership unless its on their terms. A lot of us have been screaming for years that when folks rail against "establishment Dems" they're talking about Black folks.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and his elevation as Minority Leader I think is going to illuminate this.

A lot of people are going to reveal themselves.
Nov 17, 2022 38 tweets 10 min read
So Nancy Pelosi is taking on the role The Godfather did after Michael took over the family. Hakeem Jeffries will be Minority Leader and she’ll be his consigliere.

Who gets the pleasure of telling the Progressive Caucus their input will not be necessary? It doesn’t have to be progressives vs the CBC. Matter of fact there are members who are part of both

But with Nancy stepping aside they need a new boogeyman. And I know how they operate. Jeffries and the CBC will become the new “corrupt” entities they rail against to gain power
Nov 16, 2022 15 tweets 5 min read
Alright guys it's been a rough few weeks and Democrats won the Senate and still got work to do to get Warnock re-elected. The House looks less promising.

Let's do a thread of alternative hip-hop (whatever that means) shall we?

Cool. As a hip-hop head, KRS-One assaulting PM Dawn was a badass moment. But now that I'm older it's just a really sad moment of a culture that didn't accept dude's genius like it should've.

And a lotta us fucked with him.

Prince B was that dude for real.

Nov 16, 2022 30 tweets 9 min read
A few thoughts on #WakandaForever. This will include spoilers and some rambling thoughts so be prepared.

So let's get into it. Part of the reason I went to see it was to get my mind off sports. I mean, I was always going to see it but I figured this was the best time. I wanted to avoid the rush of the premiere and see it late night preferably at an IMAX.

Mission accomplished.

Sep 25, 2022 17 tweets 5 min read
The fact that ADOS, FBA and B1 are trying to re-elect Kemp, who literally tried to put Black men and women in jail for voting, should tell you everything you need to know about them. They really don’t like Black folks and especially Black women they can’t control. It’s obvious. Kemp played a pivotal role in this. ADOS, FBA and B1 were and are silent asf about it.…
Jul 28, 2022 9 tweets 2 min read
Democratic leadership is led by women, Jews and Black folks. That’s who leads the House and Senate and that’s who’s in the White House. Just remember that when you hear people go off on them. That’s who they’re talking about. Schumer is the most powerful Jewish politician in Washington. Pelosi is the first woman speaker. Kamala is first Black, South Asian woman Vice President. Clyburn was the first nonwhite advisor to the Govenor in state history. This is the "establishment" they're talking about.
Jul 22, 2022 9 tweets 2 min read
Just FYI Hawley is the guy some of the loudest voices on the left helped get elected because Claire McCaskill was supposedly a no good and rotten corporate Dem centrist. They’re still pretty unrepentant about it too. Think it’s hilarious she lost and he is what replaced her. Not lying about this btw.

Jul 20, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
So I got this totally charming and not racist woman from @TYT on my timeline and she’s been insulting me for a couple hours and I don’t know I just get the feeling she might not be a great advocate for the Black community. Call me crazy. I fear for any Black man she’s ever worked with. I get the feeling she’s told more than one supervisor she feels “uncomfortable” around us.
Jul 18, 2022 18 tweets 5 min read
The idea that the only thing wrong with the Democratic Party (and it’s base of Black women) is we need a younger whiter coalition inspired by the crossest old white man in Vermont to lead it is deeply offensive to me and it should be to you. It’s like “boy you really have a nice house here. If only you had someone worthy to live in it.” 🙄
Jul 17, 2022 20 tweets 5 min read
People wanna how MSNBC become Bernie Central? Well years ago I said Bernie had an echo chamber within the media and it was influential. They argued for years MSNBC refused to have Bernie on. The network agreed, overcorrected and now that's all you hear is him and his familiars.…
Jul 12, 2022 9 tweets 3 min read
What do some Warrenistas get out of their capping for BernieBros and their hatred of Biden and #KHive?

Neither of them tweeted 🐍🐍🐍 at Warren. They still hate her. They will never vote for her.

What's the tangible benefit of the relationship?

A mutual hatred of Democrats? Is it they're trying to clear the field so she can run in 2024 or 2028? That kinda undercuts the "Biden is too old" argument. She's 73.
Jul 7, 2022 7 tweets 3 min read
The paradigm is not "old vs new politics" between progressives and Democrats. That's not the appropriate dichotomy. It's "effective vs. performative." For all the criticism of incremental progress I don't see any progress from progressives. It's all esoteric praise for "fighting" Or it's blame-shifting. Or taking all the credit while refusing to take none of the blame. I see that too much from certain progressives. Everything is everybody's fault except theirs. That's something to consider when considering the nature of their criticism.