Bomb This Hellhole To Bits!

Not one American was gassed
And so America bombed Syria because..
 Well, these things just should not be done.
After all, there are international laws.

What applies to America is unique.
There are none so exceptional as we
who were not gassed by no terrorists we trained,
but we still bombed a foreign country.

Some things just make no sense at all.
America refused Syria’s refugees
who were escaping a war torn land
brought on by our own tragedies.

Now let’s turn this all around.
Did America not gas the Iraqis?
And it was okay when we gassed the Vietnamese
and then say, “We are better than the Nazis.”

Tell that to the dead Vietnamese.
 Or have you forgotten all about Napalm?
Our selective amnesia is telling
when we can forget about a Napalm bomb.

White phosphorous, the Iraqis will never forget.
How can they when we are still there?
We bombed them over a big ass lie
since those WMDs are where?

Hiroshima and Nagasaki were cities
bombed by the US of A.
How many people did we kill?
And we still think that was okay!

We are all American dogs
who drool and piss and shit
on a planet of people at will
and we all deserve a direct hit!

So China, Iran and North Korea,
Russia and even Bangladesh
bomb this hellhole to bits!
Maybe this world can then start, afresh!

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2017 Shelby I. Courtland

Unfortunately, I shall not get my wish that Russia, Iran, North Korea and China will blow this hellhole to kingdom come, but I can still keep hope alive.

So, Donald Trump has initiated what amounts to déjà vu because didn’t we go over this already about Assad using sarin gas during Obama’s reign? And what happened? It was found that the Assad government did not gas their own people, the rebels that America’s CIA trained did that, but even so, Russia stepped in and helped to broker a deal that relieved the Assad government of any chemical weapons it may have had and yet, here we are again. Donald Trump is just so disturbed at the thought of little children getting gassed that he just could not contain himself and so sent 59 missiles to do what? Kill more innocent little children? Because that is what happened, isn’t it? Civilians were killed by those U.S. missiles and so where is the outrage from Trump about that?

That no good bastard is not even outraged that the U. S. Department of Justice issued a scathing report on Baltimore’s police force due to the fact of rampant and systemic excessive use of force and police brutality against a majority Black city. In fact, Attorney General, Jeff Sessions stated that, “the consent decree would keep the KKKops from doing their job of continuing to brutalize, racial profile and fuck up Black folks on a regular basis just ’cause they should!”

And here we have all these pasty-faced motherfuckers just declaring how horrid it is for Assad to gas his own people when these same pasty-faced assholes would rather see me dead just because my skin tone is dark. Don’t that fucking beat all? Talk about this shithole drowning in hypocrisy, America is the very definition of hypocrisy from one end of this cesspool of corruption to the other. And here we sit, biting our nails and hoping there’s to be no draft. My post titled, “The Draft Is Being Reinstituted On January 1st, 2016! is the number one post because you scared ass pieces of whiny assed exceptionally brain dead cretins are shaking in your cowboy boots and wife beaters over the possibility of you having to get up off your fat ass and get it handed to you by the Russians and the Chinese. You don’t have to worry about being drafted because you’re fucking useless, what with a needle stuck in your damn arm loaded with heroin and who knows what the hell else. Your fat ass can’t even fit in the cockpit of a fighter jet because you’re too damn lazy to even get up off the couch and turn the channel on the TV. The only thing you’re good for is nothing! Ain’t no use for you whatsoever. So quite actually, if a bomb was to land squarely in your fucking living room, it’d be doing you a favor by sending you to meet your fairytale maker sitting up in the sky waiting to receive your worthless ass, or so says your slimy piece of shit reverend; the snake oil selling bastard! Yeah, a bomb would quite actually be good for you because it’d put you out of your sorry ass misery. I wish they would send a bomb up the ass of every single piece of American filth and think I don’t mean that, you sorry ass filthy fuckers!

…And On The Bright Side…

 

uh…wait a minute, there is no bright side. Or is there?

Drugs are killing so many people in Ohio that cold-storage trailers are being used as morgues

Rick Walters, an investigator for the Stark County coroner’s office, had just left for two death scenes: a suicide and an overdose.

From the road, he called the director of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency to ask for help. He needed more space, he explained — specifically, a cold-storage trailer to act as an overflow morgue.

As with much of the United States, Ohio is in the throes of a heroin and opioid epidemic that shows no signs of abating.

The Friday afternoon request for a cold-storage trailer highlights the epidemic ravaging the state.

So, what is causing the outrageous statistics of death by overdose? What is so wrong with Americans that they are overdosing by the thousands? It has been stated that the overwhelmingly huge numbers of ‘white’ patients who have been prescribed opioids for their physical pain has caused them to develop a habit for which they cannot obtain enough ‘legal’ prescriptions to satisfy and so therefore, they are now running to the corner drug dealer even in rural America. How many Black drug dealers are on Becky and Sarah Lane in Klan Bluff, Kentucky or in Hoity Toity City, Maine? Yeah! Slow your roll! So, blame this epidemic on the pale-skinned variety because you own it. And if you want to try the ‘white’ drug dealer for murder because Becky and Sarah overdosed to death, then start with America’s military whores and the warmongers who they work for because they sent them into Afghanistan to protect that poppy plant that when harvested is given a free plane ride right to the states and straight into the hands of Sarah, Becky, Scott and William and now, their corpses are all lying in trailers awaiting autopsies that will tell us what we already know; they died from an overdose of heroin and other drugs like benzodiazepines and don’t forget, alcohol.

Bakersfield lies in the heart of Kern County, a vast sprawl of lush cropland in California’s Central Valley. Here, accidental overdoses among white women have tripled since 1999, according to federal health data, and suicides have doubled.

The death toll has alarmed health-care workers like Eggert and given rise to a loose network of therapists, nurses, pastors and drug counselors struggling to understand a generation of women overwhelmed by modern life and undone by modern medicine.

Wow! ‘White’ women are dying because they are overwhelmed by ‘modern life and undone by modern medicine’. But what does that mean? Does it mean that ‘white’ women are dying because they have the ability to live in a ‘vast sprawl of lush cropland in California’ and so cannot deal with that ‘hood’ type of environment since it is just too horrific for words? Are ‘white’ women ACCIDENTALLY overdosing to death because ‘white’ doctors are seeing to it that their ‘white’ female patients are given enough prescription opioids to kill them? Your own ‘kind’ is wiping you out while you are somewhere wailing and moaning and gnashing your teeth and all set to blame the ‘Black’ corner drug dealer when it is not the ‘Black’ corner drug dealer that’s getting your ass hooked on opioids in the first place. But you won’t lay the blame where it belongs. It cannot be another ‘white’ person that has given you the means to your end; it has always got to be a ‘Black’ person who is to blame for your ACCIDENTAL overdose. No, it’s not because how do you think that opium that you are ACCIDENTALLY overdosing on gets into this country? And how many ‘Black’ corner drug dealers do you know who own boats and planes to ship that shit into this country? No indeed, your ‘white’ counterparts don’t get off that easily. They are why you’re able to get your hands on enough drugs to get a tag placed on your toe inside a trailer morgue, your drug epidemic is so bad.

So, you’ve got sciatic nerve pain and you cannot take the pain? You went to your ‘white’ doctor and got a prescription for that pain and now that the focus is on those bad, bad opioids, your doctor has been instructed to reduce the number of pills you get and to reduce the strength of those pills and so now, you’ve got to look around to find something else to supplement what you’ve now lost? Heroin time! And now, it’s a needle in the arm for you and OOPS! ACCIDENTAL overdose! Now, let’s blame the ‘Black boogeyman drug dealer’ AGAIN! Nope! Not this time, ya don’t. You get to blame one of your own. Again, you own this!

And next, we have this!

Drugs are killing so many people in West Virginia that the state can’t keep up with the funerals

Deaths in West Virginia have overwhelmed a state program providing burial assistance for needy families for at least the fifth year in a row, causing the program to be nearly out of money four months before the end of the fiscal year, according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). Funeral directors in West Virginia say the state’s drug overdose epidemic, the worst in the nation, is partly to blame.

So, is it ‘Black’ drug dealers providing ‘white’ West Virginians with the cause of their demise[heroin]? Let me see. There are 1,739,988 ‘whites’ in West Virginia making up 93% of West Virginia’s total population and there are 63,124 Black folks living in West Virginia and so are we then to believe that a mere 3% of the population of West Virginia is responsible for the epidemic of drug overdoses of mostly ‘white’ West Virginians? Methinks not! So don’t even go there. And now, who would be responsible for this besides those who take the drugs and overdose on them? Your friendly neighborhood pharmacist who is just filling the prescriptions of the doctors of these patients who overdosed? Or could it initially start with the means to which the doctors could actually write out a prescription for opioids thanks to the fact of those military whores stationed over in Afghanistan protecting those poppy fields and giving poppy plants when harvested, a free plane ride here with the blessings of your government, Americans? Uh..that would be the answer. There is much blame to go around, but the blame certainly cannot be laid squarely at the feet of the ever so put upon ‘Black bogeyman corner drug dealer’.

‘White’ folks, you’d better wake up and smell the reasons for your addictions. While your counterparts have been studying and experimenting on Black people for hundreds of years, they have neglected your ass and now the hand wringing and gnashing of teeth is all the rage because they just did not see this most horrible of all epidemics coming; that of suburban, rural and city ‘white’ America succumbing to the lure and temptation of opioid addiction. No one saw your isolation amongst ‘lush cropland in California’ and near coalmines in West Virginia and in the back hills of Kentucky. It was just taken for granted that you were just loving life seeing as how you had every reason, what with your ‘white privilege’ and all to shield you from everything but drug addiction.

Every day, there is yet another news article on the ordeal that ‘whites’ are going through thanks to opioids. What the hell??!!! Has not the ‘War on Drugs’ been waged since the 70s and so why are we now looking at, not an end to this ‘drug war’, but instead, we are looking at a ramped up and seemingly endless epidemic of drug-related suicides and ACCIDENTAL overdose deaths of ‘whites’? Why? Because the ‘War on Drugs’ was a war on Black people and now karma is a bitch, ain’t she? Thank you KARMA!

And the ‘good’ news just keeps on coming ‘on the bright side’.

The prospect of a Payless bankruptcy is just the last bad news to buffet the retail world. Stores like The Sports Authority, American Apparel, Aéropostale, Wet Seal and PacSun are among the retailers to have filed for bankruptcy protection in the last two years, with some liquidating altogether. On Tuesday, Sears Holdings (shld, +3.79%) admitted there is ‘substantial doubt’ it can stay in business.

Those great paying jobs at Payless, Sears, Kmart, Wet Seal, Abercrombie & Fitch, JC Penney, Crocs, Guess, bebe and the list is endless are going, going almost gone and of course this means more despondency and an even greater need to dull the pain and so grab some more opioids; that’ll make you feel better as it dulls the senses and lulls one into a false sense of ‘all is well’, that is, until it wears off and back to the doctor ‘white’ drug dealer, you go.

Let us not forget the ‘good’ news of Donald Trump’s promise of ‘more great paying jobs for Americans’. Well, Trump, where are they? Because it does not look as though those ‘great’ paying jobs will be in retail. And it certainly does not appear as if many of Trump’s supporters will even be around in four years to vote him back in seeing as how it doesn’t even feel good to PAYLESS. The only person who is getting paid is the pharmacist and ‘white’ drug dealer on Becky and Sarah Lane in Coal Mine, West Virginia. The only persons who are getting paid are the military whores who are stationed in Afghanistan guarding those poppy fields to make sure that opium gets safely to America. Fight the Taliban? What Taliban? There’s opium in dem dar fields, doncha know!

Everybody had enough ‘good’ news for one day ‘on the bright side’? Yeah! That’s what I thought!

And before I forget, let me just finish with this little gem!

For whites across America, deaths of despair are rising

For many white Americans without a college degree, life in America has devolved in a few short decades from one that offered ample economic opportunity into a socioeconomic dead end

That’s according to new research from Princeton economists Anne Case and Nobel Prize-winner Angus Deaton, who grabbed headlines in 2015 with their finding that the death rate for middle-aged white Americans had sharply risen. The new research adds color to their earlier findings, helping to explain what’s driving mortality rates for less educated whites beyond that of blacks and their counterparts in other developed countries. 

Spin it any way you like, but the fact of the matter is, even college-educated ‘whites’ are in despair since many of them are still waiting tables years after having earned a college degree. Many are janitors and are selling shoes in Payless Stores, while they’re still open, that is. So yes indeed, the chickens are coming home to roost and about time, I say! And if I don’t seem one bit upset about all of this, it is because I am not one bit upset about all of this! You thought your ‘white privilege’ would shield you from drug overdose suicides and from the pink slips dished up by a fucked up economy? Not anymore. Your own kind has now made it a fact that you are privileged to die with a needle in your arm thanks to their giving you the means to your own end while they blame everyone else for fucking you up. But you thought that Donald Trump was going to ride in on his white steed and save the day for you? Is it happening yet? Let me know when it does and I will be more than happy to add it to more ‘good’ news ‘on the bright side’!

This Reeks of a Set-Up!

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…and here we go again!

Nashville officer fatally shoots man after traffic stop

According  to this article, a KKKop in an unmarked ‘police’ car notices a man running a stop sign, apparently follows him until he pulls into a housing project and then gets out of his unmarked ‘police’ car and approaches the BLACK man just to ‘talk’ to him about running a stop sign. The big, scary Black man, then charges at the little ole puny KKKop, knocking him all about all the while brandishing his.357 and somehow, he pushes the little puny KKKop out of the way and makes a run for the housing project’s door, whereas he is then shot in the back by some ‘white’ man dressed in a KKKop uniform who just got out of an unmarked ‘patrol’ car ‘believing he was in imminent danger’ while the Big scary Black guy had his back turned towards him. Seriously???!! Really??!! For real????!! I’m not buying that load of horseshit!

According to police, Clemmons had parked his vehicle outside of a public housing development and was getting out when Nashville Officer Josh Lippert drove up to talk to him about running a stop sign. Clemmons was carrying a loaded .357 pistol and charged at Lippert, then ran through the parking lot of the development.

Lippert caught up with Clemmons, and the two had a physical confrontation. Clemmons refused orders to drop his gun. Believing he was in imminent danger, Lippert fired three times at Clemmons, according to police.

I don’t care how crazy it sounds, they will spin it any way they can and expect us to believe that bullshit when we know better. How many times have we been told to watch out for fake KKKops who get out of unmarked cars and pretend to be the police. Women have been raped. Homes have been invaded and homeowners beaten senseless by ‘white’ men pretending to be KKKops and so why would a KKKop be patrolling in the projects in an unmarked patrol car? What was the reasoning behind this? It was a set-up from the gitgo because the purpose was to shoot another Black man, dead!

And of course, here it comes!

Clemmons was convicted of a cocaine felony in 2014 and received an eight-year probated sentence. As a convicted felon, it would have been a violation of both state and federal law to possess the pistol, according to the statement.

“Oh looky! We got a real bad career criminal off the streets and inside the morgue! Thank us! Real bad Black dude here had a felony criminal record thanks to the ‘War on Drugs’ cause he was caught with some cocaine on him and that’s a felony. See folks, the ‘War on Drugs’ is working!”

But let’s take a look at something.

Coroner: [Actor]Philip Seymour Hoffman died of acute mixed drug intoxication

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead February 2 on the bathroom floor of his New York apartment with a syringe in his left arm, died of acute mixed drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine, the New York medical examiner’s office said Friday.

Now, how did Philip Seymour Hoffman obtain his cocaine that helped him overdose to death? Where were the KKKops when Philip Seymour Hoffman was pulling up to his New York apartment with heroin, cocaine, syringes and every goddamn thing else on him? You see, the KKKops are busy laying in wait for Black men in the projects who have already been arrested for cocaine possession and who are also well known by the KKKops since they’ve got a mug shot posted in their unmarked vehicles that they use to trap Black people who’ve previously been convicted of cocaine possession. What, they’ve busted up all their ‘marked’ patrol cars in Nashville, TN? And why no KKKops stationed in unmarked cars in upper crust neighborhoods? Anyone with more than two brain cells connected cannot think that cocaine use is not prevalent among whites. Hell! The KKKops are more than likely driving up in ‘unmarked’ cars and delivering their drugs to them while we are busy getting shot for doing less criminal shit than they do. And of course the deceased Mr. Clemmons had a gun. Don’t all Black men carry guns? But if in this instance, by some miracle, Mr. Clemmons did not have a gun, by the time the KKKops get their stories straight, he’ll have had several, including the one tattooed on top of his head that ‘could’ have fired because we have all heard the stories from KKKops of how suspects that are handcuffed in the back of the ‘patrol’ car have somehow maneuvered their hands and found a weapon that the KKKops couldn’t find on them during the search and shot themselves, in the head no less, and  of course, died. So, tell me, who are the REAL criminals?

You want some examples of people dressing up as KKKops? Here are a few just for starters. Here and what about Stockton Teen Thwarts Home Invasion By Men Dressed As Police Officers or what about Man impersonating cop handcuffs woman during kidnapping attempt and I could go on and on, and so why would a KKKop ride around in the projects in an unmarked car? To kill another Big, scary Black man in a set-up, that’s why! Because if a KKKop is not in a ‘marked’ patrol car in the first place and then waits until the ‘suspect’ who allegedly ran a stop sign pulls up in the housing projects and then steps out with a KKKop uniform on and goes up to the man who allegedly ran the stoplight, ostensibly just to talk to him, what could possibly go wrong? What would you have been thinking if confronted with this scenario? Is this shit for real? Well, if you’re Black, it’s real and it means death! And in this case, dead men tell no tales. As usual, the KKKops write the script and they certainly never stray from it, do they? What need have they? They are just doing what they’ve signed on to do and what they were hired to do, kill those niggers! Yeah! I know who the real gangsters are, in and out of ‘patrol’ cars!

February Is Slave History Month

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Yea though I stand humbly draped in chains,
I am allowed to celebrate slave history gains.
And since I shall die while serving my white master,
make a note that I worshipped at your feet, sweet Alabaster.

Make no mistake, I am grateful for no freedom
since oppression is what I’m used to as I head to God’s kingdom.
There, I will be judged by their god of outrageous lies
and found stunningly unfit by the lord of these flies.
So, please stand with me now as we thank our dear captors
for our place in history; all twenty-eight chapters.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2017 Shelby I. Courtland

As we are all aware by now, we are in the midst of celebrating Slave History Month and so without further ado, let the celebrations begin.

Those of us who had no choice but to be here since we did not immigrate but are here nevertheless thanks to our ancestors having been forcibly dragged here, take this opportunity to thank those who are the spawn of what dragged us here for giving us this month to celebrate that fact. It is quite apparent that those who wish us to thank them for this opportunity to stand before them in chains to this very day, are awaiting demonstrations of gratitude from us. We have not humbled ourselves in their kitchens, slave quarters, bathrooms, bedrooms and fields quite to their satisfaction for why else have they given us this month in which to thank them for their generosity; their thoughtfulness in dragging our ancestors from Africa to America? How can we let them know just how truly delighted we are to have twenty-eight chapters…I mean, twenty-eight days in which to celebrate our slave history?

And if you think you are not still a slave, why, Donald Trump just disabused you of that notion by in essence, speaking of Frederick Douglass as though he were still alive today.

Trump had this to say about Frederick Douglass. “Frederick Douglass is an example of someone who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I noticed.”

Frederick Douglass, on behalf of Donald Trump, we wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued excellence in getting your point across as it pertains to “What to the slave is your fourth of July celebrations?‘ as you tour America today. Apparently, you did not die in 1895 since Trump is noticing that you are being recognized more and more wherever you go even though most of us are aware that you were born into slavery. It is good to know that you are still with us and even though you are still a slave, they have given you leeway to go on tour to promote your abolitionist views.

I hear tell that Harriet Tubman is being brought back to life in the form of her picture on the twenty dollar bill. What in the world is President Jackson saying about this? And I know he will not keep quiet about it. But then, we shall surely wait for Donald Trump to get around to enlightening us on that score. So many slaves still here with us today to celebrate Slave History Month and so let us thank them for their continued sacrifices on our behalf. For theirs has been an excruciatingly long and arduous struggle and we also have many Civil Rights icons that we want to thank as well; Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, Bayard Rustin, Ralph Abernathy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Ella Baker, Medgar Evers and so many, many more.

But today, as we celebrate Slave History Month, our celebrations are being upended thanks to The Donald’s Muslim ban and the cries for us to stand in solidarity with the Muslim community that never stood in solidarity with us; in fact, went out of its way to make sure that the ‘whites’ knew that we could not count on Muslim solidarity in our time of need. What group has ever stood in solidarity with us? Most certainly not the Muslims. And just so you know this to be true, here is a little excerpt that I took from a blog that I was reading earlier.

In the Fight Against Islamophobia, Solidarity with other Marginalized Groups is Key

when I sit around listening to aunties at parties giving pointers to each other on the best times to go to yoga classes so as to avoid black people. (Honestly, it’s a charitable interpretation of their language to even say they refer to black folks as people; most of the time they casually use the term kala, which literally means just “black” in Hindi/Urdu.)

Isn’t that nice? Black people are not even referred to as people, only as the ‘color’, Black, literally by the Muslims. You are less than a color to these Muslims. At least the ‘whites’ gave you the dubious distinction of being three-fifths human, but the Muslims don’t even give you that much. And so, you are going to stand somewhere in solidarity with some shits that don’t even see you as ‘human’? What does that say for them? Send their ass packing Donald Trump; each and every damn one of them. Send them packing!

And yes, we must be avoided at all times but because the Muslims are afraid for their very lives now, it has now been deemed appropriate to wake up and recognize that the ‘whites’ are now coming for them, so let’s get with the program that it would be to their benefit to get with ‘the color Black’ at yoga class because those  ‘Black colors’ have been marginalized since forever. The Muslim marginalization has just begun and they want to recognize the fact of ‘the ongoing color Black’ marginalization just NOW! Too goddamn late! Don’t let the door hit you on your ass on the way out of yoga class or on the way out of this country! Send them packing, Donald Trump! Send them packing! And if that isn’t bad enough, read this:

I knew my marginalization wasn’t unique every time I heard my classmates cycle through a seemingly endless repertoire of racist jokes on the schoolbus, about everything from the emo-Muslim who lets out angst by crashing planes to the Mexicans coming out of holes in their backyards to the eternal crowd favorite, “What do you call 3 black men on the moon? Three black men on the moon. What do you call 3 million? Problem solved!”
Just as horrifying as these jokes was the expectation that I would laugh at them too — since, hey, I’m not Mexican or black, so what business do I have being offended?

To take offense for the sake of people different from you is to begin to become invested in a politics deeper than your own individual hurt.

WOW! Hey slaves in America, you taking note of this? This newly marginalized Muslim here has been listening to these racist comments all her life but has chosen this time to dig up some hurt for you because now Muslims like herself are being targeted. So, this indeed is the case of “I did not speak up when first they came for the Blacks in my yoga class, I did not speak up when they told racist jokes about Black men, but now, I want these same ‘marginalized’ people to get with the program that we should now gather in a group hug and recognize that we need each other since I am now one of the ‘marginalized’.” Nope, not going to happen! If you were never in my corner…AND, you were NOT!!!, you are never going to be in my corner simply because the focus is not just solely on our ass anymore, but now they have dumped their collective hatred onto your ass! And even your various college degrees are not enough to save you from their hysterical hatred for Muslims from select countries who hold green cards or an H-1b visa. You see the one difference between us is I don’t hold a green card nor a visa because I was born here. Can you say the same? No, I didn’t think so because if you could, you wouldn’t be so put out about this Muslim ban, would you? They cannot put your sorry ass out of this country fast enough to suit me! Send them packing Donald Trump! Send them packing!

So, let us celebrate Slave History Month, my fellow slaves because we are on our own. There is no need for you to feel pressured to march through the streets with those who are afraid of some immigration ban because their fight is not your fight since your fight, they never bothered with or even thought about since it did not seem as though the ‘whites’ would ever pick a fight with them. No, celebrate your Slave History Month for what it is worth and tell those who would stand in solidarity with you now that karma is a bitch! Send them packing Donald Trump! Send them packing!

Why Boycott Starbucks?

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Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, in opposition to Donald Trump’s recent executive action regarding banning immigrants from certain countries for a few months, has decided to hire 10,000 refugees at Starbucks locations all across the globe. So according to this article, Trump’s supporters took to social media to ramp up a boycott against Starbucks because of the CEO’s stance even though it has also been stated that Starbucks pledged to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses by 2018.

People are boycotting Starbucks (SBUX) again, and this time it has nothing to do with its cups.

On Sunday, Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz disclosed that the coffee giant would be hiring 10,000 refugees worldwide over the next five years, a direct response to President Donald Trump’s executive order barring immigrants — including refugees — from seven countries from entering the U.S.

Now, let’s take a look at something. The average pay of a barista at Starbucks is between $7.63 and $10.63 per hour, and shift managers earn an average of $9.12 to $13.44 which still leaves the employee in poverty since it has been established that a person needs to make $48,788 a year to cover standard costs of living expenses and if I was to take an average of what a Starbucks shift manager earns which would be around $11.00 an hour, that employee would make $21,120 a year, well below what’s needed to live on. So, how is Starbucks doing any favors for veterans and their spouses or even immigrants since they will need social programs to live on and need to make use of food banks to supplement their Starbucks earnings because their take-home pay will not be $21,120 since taxes and other payroll deductions will come out of their pay? How is the CEO of Starbucks in any position to attempt to take the high road at all since this is also known by the Starbucks CEO? How is he even attempting to take the high road against Donald Trump by announcing his plan to hire 10,000 immigrants and pay them poverty wages while the CEO of Starbucks makes $9,200 an hour which makes him one of the biggest hypocrites to even attempt to take the high road?

Where is his concern for those who enable his sorry ass to rake in $9,200 an hour while Starbucks shift managers start out earning $9.12 an hour and the starting salary for a barista is only $7.63 to $10.63 an hour? Why was there never a call to boycott Starbucks in protest over the paltry wages paid to those who work there?  Or better yet, to make a noise over the pay of its CEO in comparison to that of the average Starbucks employee? Why not stand in solidarity with those who, once they finish their shift at Starbucks,  must then head out the door, change clothes and go to their second job; that’s the only way they’ll be able to afford more than a box underneath a bridge because I hear tell that boxes underneath bridges are at a premium these days. We will never make a difference because the only way to make a difference is to boycott every single business in every single country and turn our cities into communities where we help each other. But that will never catch on because we only boycott when something makes us mad and for only five minutes. What’s that going to do? Not a damn thing. So, no one is worried about your Starbucks boycott, especially not the one you’re hoping will be worried; its billionaire CEO, Howard Schultz.

Isn’t it nice when billionaires decide to take a stand to help the helpless? Isn’t it just wonderful to see one billionaire pit his empathy and selflessness against another? I mean, on the one hand, we have Donald Trump calling for a ban on immigrants from certain countries because ‘average’ Americans need to be kept safe from refugees who were made so by the very fact of this country shit stirring in theirs; bombing the hell out of their country and on the other hand, we have another billionaire who steps in and saves the day for the ‘average’ immigrant by throwing poverty wages at them if they can indeed, get past Donald Trump’s immigration ban. How this circus of horrors will play out is anyone’s guess. But we can be sure that things will only go from bad to worse at this point with billionaires telling us what’s best for us. When has a billionaire ever done anything but what was best for the billionaire? Both are bloated windbags with more money than brains and who have been using their silver spoons to sip from their bowls of wealth and privilege and who never knew what it actually meant to earn one honest dollar in their lives.

We have 10,000 veterans and spouses of veterans about to start earning poverty wages, and by the way, this must be how billionaires ‘thank them for their service’ and soon to be joining them in about three months time will be 10,000 immigrants and with both the House and the Senate hell bent on cutting social programs, we wonder why more and more homeless tent cities are popping up and why food banks are stretched to their limits and are running out of food? Ha! Keep wondering. Meanwhile, being the ever so helpful person that I am, I did a bit of research and found the cheapest apartment in America. It is located in Cleveland, OH and it’s only $350 a month. Sweet ain’t it? If you don’t mind living in Cleveland, then you’re all set. No need to thank me, that’s what I do, help the helpless and can you believe it, I’m not even a billionaire. I’m just a thoughtful, empathetic person who does indeed know what it feels like to live like a refugee in ones own supposed, ‘country’. I am one who has seen much suffering of those who are not deemed ‘refugees’ but who also live like refugees in their country of birth.

We don’t even take care of the least of us who were born in this country but we want to add to the burden of a system that is already bulging at the seams to the point where its ready to burst and deflate and what with these hypocritical Christian charities over here taking donations left and right and doing nothing that amounts to charity work, we need more people who have empathy and selflessness because we are the only ones who will attempt to step up to the plate when billionaires and Christian hypocrites add to our problems instead of resolving them.

I don’t need to boycott Starbucks because I have never stepped foot inside one. Of course it could be because caffeine disagrees with me but it also could mean that I loathe the very name ‘Starbucks’ because everyone is running through the doors of Starbucks as though it is the first and last name in coffee. We’re talking coffee folks, something that just should not be that important. If you were running through the doors of say, ‘Habitat for Humanity’ seeking to help build some poor person a much needed home, then I’d say, “Way ta go!” But that’s not what’s happening.  When was the last time you ran inside the doors of a homeless shelter because it was bandied about as being the most hip spot to go into and get your ‘help the poor’ fix? When was the last time you ran inside the door of a food bank or food shelf to help out because it was the most hip spot to go into and get your ‘help the hungry’ fix? When others hype up a place like a ridiculously named coffee joint to the point where that’s the only name you hear, I do just the opposite and that is exactly what I do, head in the opposite direction.

So, Cleveland it is then, eh?

Orange/White Privilege

white-privilege

Bigotry from a man who turned himself orange;
protests from those who know nothing but privilege.
Would that I could turn myself orange and know privilege,
I would never need another pair of walking shoes.

If love trumps hate and all things in between,
how is it that love does not trump my skin tone?
For if it did, those signs would read:
“Stop killing my Black brothers and sisters, please!”

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2017 Shelby I. Courtland

Uh…Excuse Me, But….’White’ Women…..

marching-in-washington

 

….you overwhelmingly voted for Donald J. Trump and so what is the deal? Because according to an article in the New York Times, 53% of white female voters voted for Trump and now you’re protesting him? Was yesterday’s march on Washington planned as soon as Hildabeast gave her concession speech which you knew was coming since you headed inside the voting booth and marked an ‘X’ beside Donald Trump and Mike Pence on your ballot and now you are marching and planning future marches to protest what you helped to elect?Why in the world would you get buyers remorse so soon after putting Trump in office? I already knew most of you were crazy, but you’ve certainly proved that beyond a shadow of a doubt.

I saw the pictures of you marching through Washington, D.C. just a proudly showing off your pink hats and various other apparel, apparently to bring attention to your supposed femininity, but it don’t cut no ice with me. Whatever can your agenda be or do you even know? Because I cannot even hazard a guess as to what it is. You clearly made your choice on election day and now you want the world to know that you are upset, to say the least, with your choice? The world should turn its collective back on you instead of standing in solidarity with your foolishness. If you were so afraid that Donald Trump would take your rights away, then the 53% of white female voters who voted for Trump should have voted for someone else because you get what you pay for and you paved the way for Donald Trump on election day by casting your vote for him and so now that you have him, you’re still not satisfied? But then, that’s always been your problem. You’ve too much time on your hands, too much privilege along with too few brain cells functioning and so your thought processes are retarded, obviously, if you can overwhelmingly vote for a man while claiming at the same time that he is a misogynistic asshole; is disrespectful of women, hosts beauty pageants that are demeaning to women, even though you participate in them, and then turn right around and protest what you put into the oval office.

And I sincerely hope that you are not wondering why my Black ass was not standing shoulder to shoulder with the likes of you because it is a known fact that you’ve given not a damn for the plight of the Black woman in Amerikkka from slavery to this very day. As ‘whitewashed’ as history is, it is still well known what you depraved asses did to slave women. It was not their fault for being here and your husbands and sons were lusting after them and it was the slave woman who was tortured by you. And even today, you would only have us stand with you to make your numbers look good when you protest the fact that your own men still hold you in contempt and think of you as nothing more than something to get laid to produce their progeny and then they get up and search for another man’s butthole. But of course, you can’t stand the truth in that you whore yourself out to a man through marriage for those credit cards, McMansions, SUVs and fancy vacations and when you start looking like a dried up prune, he is busy divorcing your ass while you piss and moan over your plight. I’ve seen this too many times to count.

Even though I did see a few Black faces in the crowds, they were few and far between because even we have some retarded women who will follow behind the likes of you because they apparently, don’t know any better or have their own agenda. And of course, we’ve got the bi-racials who will always side with the ‘white is right’ crew; that’s a given and believe me, you are welcome to them.

“Ninety-four percent of black women voted for Hillary Clinton. Sixty-eight percent of Latina women did so. But 53 percent of the white female voters in this country voted for Donald Trump.”

That’s right! You own this one, white women! Ninety-four percent of Black women voted for Hillary because Black women were sincere when they responded to the question when polled about who they would vote for while quite obviously, white women were not since you state one thing and do another. This also goes to show how untrustworthy you are. I damn sure would never turn my back on any of you. I don’t care if you’re in the South, the Midwest or the West; makes no difference because you’re all the same, out for yourselves and damn any one else. That’s how it’s always been with you and it always will be this way.

There were a multitude of responses to the question, “Why are you marching and protesting?” Let’s see what a few responses were.

“At one checkpoint, protesters wore orange jumpsuits with black hoods over their faces to represent prisoners in U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay. Eleanor Goldfield, who helped organize the DisruptJ20 protest, said protesters wanted to show Trump and his “misguided, misinformed or just plain dangerous” supporters that they won’t be silent.”

Now, isn’t that telling? You were protesting the prisoners in Guantanamo while 2.3 million mostly Black men and women languish in prisons in America and you don’t have a problem with this because you were not protesting that those prisoners should be released, you were worried about those in Guantanamo. Oh, how thoughtful and considerate you are and so selective when doling out your consideration and thoughtfulness because it would seem that some of us are just not worthy of your consideration; namely Black folks.

“Trump’s election was the wake-up call that progressives needed, said Erin Edlow, 28, the membership director of the Virginia Beach Young Democrats. She was in town with her sister to demonstrate her support for the rights of immigrants and of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.”

Of course Trump’s election was a wake-up call and 53% of white women woke up and headed to the polls to elect Donald Trump as the next president of the United States. They also called on their fellow co-workers, friends, relatives and acquaintances to do likewise and then turned right around and requested their presence at the march on Washington. And Erin Edlow here, stated in no uncertain terms that she was marching for immigrants and for the LGBT crowd but never a mention for those who have been on the receiving end of endless racism, bigotry, prejudice, Jim Crow; the whole nine yards. Why am I not surprised? Hell no! I would never stand with any of you! Not for a nanosecond!

“Although the marchers were mostly female and white, men and people of color also joined the throngs.”
See what I mean? We’ve got a few people of color who were dropped on their head, but by and large, white females along with their male counterparts elected Donald J. Trump. Now why oh why are you so upset over your own choice? And I have stated this before and it would seem that I must state it again. Why be afraid of Trump? He is just like you! Wouldn’t you think that Black people should be the ones marching through the streets, en masse? But you don’t see this and you know why? It is because we are used to Trump since we have to deal with YOU every day and not just for four years or even eight years, but every single damn day and you are worse than Trump! Now, you deal with you! And so get somewhere and sit the hell down because you’re only looking foolish parading around as if you didn’t vote into power the very thing you’re pretending to protest against. Give it a rest! Those of us who have not been dropped on our head, know the deal! When you look in your mirror, Trump is staring right back at you!

I Owe You Nothing!

Colin and Jesse

Colin, I too, sit!
Not only do I sit,
but I also spit
upon a flag
that I perceive
to be nothing
more than
a worthless rag.
No one fought
to free me,
for I am
still, a slave.
If not,
then why,
why am I
in jail?
I am
making money,
not for me,
but for
my white masters.
In this arena,
I am,
a spectator sport.
I am admired
for my prowess
on the football field,
on the tennis court,
on the hip/hop stage
and for the NBA.
I sit because
I cannot stand,
not with these
iron chains
that drag
me down.
Tired, though
I am,
you want
me to stand
and salute
my slavery;
your hypocrisy.
I owe you nothing;
not my soul
nor any allegiance.
You want me to leave?
Tell that to my ass
and kiss it good
for you know
why I am here.
So, hate me!
That’s nothing new.
Denounce me
for I could care less.
When are you
going to leave?
No one
invited you here.
Ask an Indian man
just what the fuck
your white ass
is doing here!
Me? Disrespecting
the troops?
The troops
can kiss my ass!
How’s that
for disrespect?
Killing the Vietnamese
did not set me free.
Killing Iraqis
did not set me free.
Killing Iranians
did not set me free.
You are the Nazis,
experimenting
on my blood,
infesting it
with your diseases,
but you want me
to stand and salute
my annihilation
by your hands.
Suck it motherfuckers,
and go to hell!

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2016 Shelby I. Courtland

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States.

His latest refusal to stand for the anthem — he has done this in at least one other preseason game — came before the 49ers‘ preseason loss to Green Bay at Levi’s Stadium on Friday night.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

And before you get started on the questions, “Why are these bi-racial people taking such public stands against oppression of Black people in Amerikkka? Is it because they are insulated due to the fact of their having a ‘white’ parent and so therefore, they feel as though they’ll not suffer much from the condemnation of their stance?,” ask yourself, does it really matter who is taking a stand? We all remember Jesse Williams speech at the 2016 BET awards.

“Now, this award, this is not for me. This is for the real organizers all over the country, the activists, the civil rights attorneys, the struggling parents, the families, the teachers, the students that are realizing that a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do. All right?” he explained. “It’s kind of basic mathematics: The more we learn about who we are and how we got here, the more we will mobilize.”

And ‘white’ Amerikkka, right on par, went nuts, being ‘post-racial’, of course. “There’s a Black man in the White House! What more do you ‘people’ want?” I am sure that is tame in comparison to all that was said and all that is being said because Colin Kaepernick had the nerve to sit and by doing so, dishonored the troops. Who the fuck cares about the ‘troops’ when the ‘troops’ are needing all up and down on some medical care and some anti-suicide help in their time of crisis? You fail to recall concrete evidence that no one gives a shit about the troops until a Black person takes a stand that’s deemed, ‘unpatriotic’ and then, let’s put the ‘troops’, front and center, when the ‘troops’ can’t even get necessary medical care when they need it. The ‘troops’ are homeless, hungry and fucked up in the head, but Colin disrespected the ‘troops’ by not standing during the national anthem; an anthem that is as racist as the day is long and well into the night. As racist as it was from the time this land was ‘discovered’ and illegally occupied by a nasty, syphilis dripping ‘white’ ass! You hypocritical shits take the goddamn cake with your fake ass attempts at outrage; outrage that acts as a shield to cover the filth that hides beneath it. You’re not outraged! You’re a nasty ass blight on the face of this planet and you hate to be shown up for what you are! Well, you can suck it! Because the ‘troops’ don’t mean shit to you and they certainly don’t mean shit to me since not one of those military whores did I ever ask to put a goddamn thing on the line for me and quite frankly, they have not put a goddamn thing on the line for freedom. For when has ‘freedom’ ever been achieved by violence, missiles, drone warfare, torture, war crimes and illegal occupation? It has not!

So, yes indeed, I SIT with Colin and damn the consequences! Now, come on up in here with your fake-assed outrageous patriotic bullshit and see if I don’t sit your hypocritical ass down beside me for the next singing of the national anthem!

Oh and lastly, yeah! This is how much we fucking care about the ‘troops’!

“VA Suicide Hotline! Hold Please!”

The VA, has been swamped with calls since opening in 2007. The volume increased from fewer than 10,000 in 2007 to more than 500,000 last year, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.

A 2010 calculation by the VA estimates that 22 veterans kill themselves each day. The VA, which has not updated that estimate, says the hotline “rescues” 30 veterans from suicide each day.

Some workers handle only one to five calls each day and leave before their shifts end even though phone lines have gotten busier, the emails say. As a result, 35% to 50% of the calls roll over to back-up centers where workers have less training to deal with the emotional problems of former service members.

In February, an Inspector General investigation revealed that some of the in-coming calls early last year had rolled over to back-up centers and gone to voicemail.

But we ‘care’ about the ‘troops’???!!! Shut the fuck up! Because if you really cared about the ‘troops’, your ass would be ‘manning’ the suicide hotlines in an attempt to aid those military whores in their quest for some peace of mind that they will never find since they willingly chose to surrender peace to a gun, a uniform and ‘fake-ass patriotism’! I spit on the flag and to hell with your racist ass national anthem! Shove it up YOUR pink ass! I can’t because I’m sitting this shit the fuck out!

How I Spent My 4th of July While Black Folks Was Getting Gunned Down!

latest pics 035We were having so much fun, we camped at the fireworks site!

latest pics 003Oh yes, while KKKops were killing other Black folks, we was enjoying ourselves. Oh yes, we were!

latest pics 029And here, we had a front row seat to a little volleyball while waiting for the sun to set and the fireworks display to begin.

latest pics 048Oh looky there! Fireworks, everyone!

latest pics 053And more!

latest pics 059And some more and y’all have to excuse these bad pics because I was doing twelve things at once, while imbibing also.

latest pics 090These are my patriotic fireworks. They are supposed to be red, white and blue! But damn, I was deep into my champagne flute by this time! Lawd, was I having fun!

latest pics 067Not bad. What do you think?

latest pics 068“Oh beautiful, for spacious skies…..lalalalalaladeedah!”

latest pics 135Excuse me again, a little off, was this one!

latest pics 142Yeah, I know, this one is sad. I was just turning back to the fireworks when the camera went off, accidental like, you understand.

latest pics 201But anyway, hope you enjoyed your patriotic 4th of July day!

So, there I was, just a sitting somewhere enjoying myself while Black folks were getting shot up by the dozens before, during and right after my merrymaking. I should be ashamed of myself, but there it is, in ‘living color’, my unabashedly, unashamedly merrymaking while horrendous shit was going down and now, I want to sit somewhere and whine about racism, police brutality, KKKops murdering innocent Black folks and some mo shit. I know. I know! I am such a hypocrite!

 

“I’ll Call You Racist And Raise You One!”

warren and ryan

 

I find it quite ridiculous to see so many racist politicians calling Donald Trump out on his racism. Paul Ryan, for one, has called Donald Trump’s remarks regarding a judge, racist.

Paul Ryan Calls Donald Trump’s Attack on Judge ‘Racist,’ but Still Backs Him

Speaker Paul D. Ryan, the nation’s highest-ranking Republican, on Tuesday called Donald J. Trump’s remarks about a Latino judge “racist,” an extraordinary indictment that generated a fresh wave of criticism and panic from other Republicans. By the end of the day, Mr. Trump was forced into a rare moment of damage control and said that his words had been “misconstrued.”

Mr. Trump, who said last week that a Mexican-American judge in a case involving Trump University was biased against him because of his heritage, issued a statement Tuesday saying, “I do not feel that one’s heritage makes them incapable of being impartial.”

Now, if I am going to say that someone is a racist, if I were NOT a racist, I would NOT continue to back a person who I called, racist. But if I were also racist, then yes indeed, I would continue to back another racist because I am racist! It is not rocket science, but you cannot have it both ways. If you are going to stand up and shout to all and sundry that Donald Trump is a racist and then state that you are going to continue to back a racist, then what would that make you???!!! A goddamn racist! For the love of …..!!!! I just cannot make this shit up.

And now we come to Elizabeth Warren.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren unloaded on Donald Trump on Thursday, calling the presumptive Republican presidential nominee a “loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud” and a “racist bully” during a fiery speech in Washington.

I swear, white folks act like Donald Trump is some sort of anomaly. Racists calling out another racist! Wow! Just fucking wow! I have never heard so many white folks go on and on about another white person being a racist in all my born days. Who is writing the script for these people? Because this is most definitely some scripted shit. Every other week, some other white politician unloads on ole racist Donald Trump, who apparently, is out in racist ‘left’ field all by his lonesome and let us racist politicians distance ourselves from this racist while calling him out as a racist at the same time.

“Look everyone! Look over there at that racist! So you see, I could NOT be a racist because I have the balls to call another ‘white’ person, a racist.”

No, you’re all racists and you’re thinking that if you continue to point the finger at Donald Trump who says OUT IN THE OPEN, what you all say in private that you make yourselves look better by attempting to depict yourselves as not at all racist when nothing could be further from the truth. Face it! It is a classic case of the ‘pot calling the kettle, black’! And I don’t care if it is a democrap or a rethuglicon that’s doing the calling out!

Donald Trump is not, what you would have us to believe, ‘The Lone Racist’ in political circles or any other circles for that matter. But now that whatever is behind the rise of Trump is not backing down and the rethuglicons must accept Trump as the presumptive republican presidential nominee, why let’s continue to call this racist, a racist and get the AmeriKKKan people to believe that there is a difference between Trump and all the other racist shits slithering and crawling around D.C.

And quite actually, Elizabeth Warren needs to sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up since she has endorsed racist ass Hillary Clinton when we all know that the Clintons are the reason why over a million Black people are cooling their heels in ‘For Profit’ prisons on bullshit drug charges. Hillary Clinton is the one who said that “Black people are super predators and need to be brought to heel!” I have yet to hear Elizabeth Warren address that statement that was made by Hillary Clinton and I am not going to because that does not fit in with a certain narrative; that is not in the script. But I suppose, in the eyes of Elizabeth Warren, since Hillary Clinton is a democap, then ‘he’ must be one of the ‘GOOD’ racists! Newsflash! There is no GOOD racist! Hillary Clinton is no better or worse than Donald Trump. And despite what some would believe, Hillary Clinton has not gone out of  ‘his’ way to hide ‘his’ racism. And this is why I know that the entire voting system in AmeriKKKa is rigged because Hillary, with all the corruption that is behind ‘his’ ass could not have possibly won, fair and square, the democratic presidential nomination. There was indeed, a movement by the people who are sick to pieces of these assholes destroying their livelihood while thumbing their noses up at everyday people, every day! People have gotten fed up with the status quo and yet, we are to believe that when the votes were tallied, Hillary Clinton’s ass came out on top? Hell if that’s so! And this is exactly why I am not going to yank my voting status from Virginia to where I am now and waste my goddamn time, standing in a long ass line for nothing! And believe me, I will not complain when that skank with its big ass jock strap on slithers into the Oval Office. And even now, women are going on and on about how it’s finally time for a ‘woman’. That he-man is NO woman! Hell! Bill Clinton knows it and that’s why he has been chasing everything in a skirt since marrying that man! Hillary Clinton’s got more pants in its wardrobe than Bill Clinton has.

Donald Trump is a racist, misogynistic egomaniac, but he is most definitely not the only racist that is attempting to ‘descend’ to the presidency. He had plenty of company in the beginning before the field was narrowed down and what is left standing is exactly what AmeriKKKa deserves, pond scum! So, make no mistake, Donald Trump is not being heralded as the new face of ‘racism’ because those that call him racist are not, Donald Trump is just the scapegoat that the rest of the bigots and racists are hiding behind because Donald Trump is unapologetically, racist! He don’t keep his shit on the down low. He lives exactly what he is! And that says more for him than it does for those other hypocrites because at least he lets you know exactly where you stand with him; Mexicans behind the wall and Black folks, in jail or better yet, dead!