Archive for February, 2011

February 12, 2011


by MullOverThis

Thingy-something that is, but should not be, so isn’t significant enough to exert any effort to denote substantively, more or less acknowledge with a credible identifier.

Ghetto Sophisticate-An individual with the perfect mixture of finesse, and a small measure of refined decorum, whose persona could be construed as such until the core of ghettoism is detected, usually through elongated or recurring interactions, or through observation of the person during challenging circumstances; The complexity of the ghetto sophisticate becomes alarming when ignorance precludes and outweighs sound behavior.

This here situation is a thingy.

Now, I tried not to posit a single opine on this reputed cat-fight between Star Jones and NeNe Leakes.   Of course, this could all be hype to buffet careers because that is what a good dose of drama does, nowadays.

Nonetheless, if the alleged feud between Star Jones and NeNe is true, I need to talk to Star.  Who knows where the feud began and what the root of it is.

Photo Credit: Media Quicky

Star Jones, please take note of the following:

1.  Tell your friends who disclose your so-called side of the story to the media, to stop blabbing.  If you really aren’t talking, they shouldn’t be talking. If they want a check that bad, they are not your friends.

2.  Don’t use #1 or yourself to funnel information to the media at all.  You know this thingy could spin and jump you in an instant with the media.  If a blabbermouth keeps rattling and you don’t respond, all the people with good sense will know that you are above this thingy. So, don’t do anything that’ll associate you  with the fringes of a NeNe Leakes story.

3.  Allegedly, you have tweeted some “throw-off” lingo which could be directly attributed to NeNe.  Why give her any more publicity?  Why? Who, the heck is NeNe?  Really?

4.  You are an accomplished woman who has spent a long time in considerable stardom, even having survived a fight with the power-house, Barbara Walters.  Your choices for weight-loss, marriage and so on, weren’t only yours because you had been a public figure for so long that incredulous people-who had to be part of the populace of undiagnosed mental patients or people without enough business of their own-had to focus on the details of how your fat left, why you had such a lavish wedding, and why you didn’t trust complete strangers to just tell them the truth. You know the cycles in entertainment because you’ve been there long enough.  Let it ride.

5.  Your accomplishments didn’t begin when Barbara Walters slated you for The View.  Television didn’t make you.  You were graced to be chosen, but you had something to bring to the table.  You helped make day-time television and received the benefits and drawbacks of celebrity-ism, just like all the rest of so-called stars.  I’m sorry, why was NeNe cast in Housewives of Atlanta?  Because??????? We’ve noticed that the housewives who are distinguishable ladies with a real clue of how to handle wealth, notoriety, family life and a career (be it philanthropic) haven’t lasted on the show.  They have had the wherewithal to leave while they still had good will and dignity.   NeNe is the show favorite, just about.  What does that tell you, Star?  You know deductive reasoning.

6. So, Star, be careful about this one.  Anyone who has supplied sufficient footage for editors to drench her air-time talking about her so-called friends with no loyalty to anyone but herself, snapping on everyone around her, and stating who she can and cannot tolerate-as if she is the standard and any type of quintessential point of reference to other people’s existence-is not someone who you need to even be associated with,  in another nasty public beef.

7. One day, NeNe is going to look at the footage of herself, and how she has chosen to ride the wave of opportunism because the buck is working for her now, and realize that she should have used that loud mouth to contribute to the world around her.  I’m sure there’s something in NeNe that could edify the real portrait of exemplary Black women.  Until the ghetto sophisticate with a suburban life can begin to function with this conciousness, you shouldn’t be a significant part of this here drama when her reflective reels are spinning.

8.  NeNe has a history of apologizing when she realizes she is wrong.  We don’t know who the culprit is, if it is both of you, or what.  Somewhere down the line, this beef will be squashed, NeNe will be over this celebravado and realize that her volume of fans today, doesn’t necessarily reflect a volume of respectability.  We don’t need two more Black women railing against each other in public.

Star, stay where you live.  Ride the waves on this one, and let it go. Trump has enough money and doesn’t need you to suffer the expense of heightened buffoonery.


February 9, 2011

Re-post: me Me ME MEEEEEEEEE!

by MullOverThis

Nope, I’m not warming up for a vocal audition. I’m warming up for this blog entry. So okay people, here we go……………

While reading Matthew 13 today, I stumbled across a passage I’ve read a million times. The familiar passage was about a farmer sowing grain and what happens to the seed when it falls on different types of ground. What struck me most was the following in verse 22:

The thorny ground represents those who hear and accept the Good News, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the cares of this life and the lure of wealth, so no crop is produced.

Today it had new meaning as God used the aforementioned passage to answer a burning question I had on my heart, which was why, despite such displays of power and promises of prosperity, a certain brand of Christianity didn’t seem to truly reflect Biblical Christianity. To be extremely honest, I have a major concern with the sector of the faith that primarily focuses on prosperity, miracles, and blessings…all the time. While I am a firm believer in all of those and believe in the power of the Holy Spirit, I could not understand why despite all of the supposed displays of God’s power, the scales seemed to tip heavily on the side of gifts and light on the side of fruit. This is as opposed to churches which preach more on Christ and the kingdom and in turn seem to be more progressive in character. So where is Waldo in this? The disparity could be due to the fact that a Christ-centered gospel has been replaced with a Me-centered gospel.

What was made clear to me was that when we begin to look to God primarily to fix all of our problems and give us all that we want, we begin to crowd out, as Matthew 13:22 says, the Good News. This constant need to have the perfect life and be happy (not to be confused with joy which is not circumstantial), this constant need to have every single prayer answered with a yes, this continual need to give an offering in church to get something monetary in return versus understanding it is our obligation to support the work of Christ, causes us to crowd out the Good News and thus no crop is produced. Don’t mistake the expected crop for new cars and houses, wives and husbands, lions, tigers and bears (oh my!). That crop is the fruit we must bear to demonstrate the power of a transforming gospel. That crop is a renewed mind and the power to walk in that newness to show people the way of Christ.

When we serve God to meet our needs instead of meeting His needs, we have it backwards, and that is why we can sit under what we call the anointing, have an emotional experience, always talk about miracles and blessings, then go home and nothing inside of us has changed.  Some of us live day-to-day in disappointment because nothing spectacular has happened or no one has given us a self-aggrandizing prophecy when that is not the daily reality we are called to. According to Matthew 23:37-40, God wants us to live this way:

… “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the other commandments and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”

All the other commandments hinge on those two? Wow, they must be important! The key word is love, which the Bible says is the mark of a true Christian, not your bank account, not having everything the way you want it, and not being puffed up in pride because you have access to the pastor (who has a life outside of the congregation by the way!). None of those things are impressive and none of those things guarantee spending eternity with the Father. And when we put first things first, half of the things we call problems wouldn’t be problems because we would either own our wrongdoing and change the way we do things, or we would have a different perspective and handle our situations better on the front end. If we put first things first, we wouldn’t always need a miracle to do things people who don’t believe in Christ do as second nature. We would learn that everything is not up in the sky and that the purpose of learning heavenly principles is to be an effective earthly example.

My dear friends, I hope you are not too offended by what I’ve written. I don’t want any of us to become like the Corinthians, flowing in gifts of every sort but bearing no fruit. I want you to live your best life and stop going in circles trying to have all of your problems magically solved. Take things one day at a time, let God transform you, seek His kingdom first, and when you take care of His business, He will take care of yours. And guess what people? THAT is prosperity!

Adios y Dios te bendiga!

*Disclaimer-I do not believe in taking a vow of poverty but  I also do not believe in taking a vow of greed. Over and out!


Authored by my homegirl, and you know she’s got it going on.

February 8, 2011

Cherish Nosey Neighbors

by MullOverThis

And to think, nosey neighbors are usually reviled.

Had it not been for a neighbor who kept binoculars handy, this Wisconsin man might have suffered the cruel fate of death from being buried alive in snow.  The headlines are riddled with all kinds of accidents, rescues and snow storm-related deaths this winter. 

I’ve always maintained that every good neighborhood should have at least one nosey neighbor.   Nosey neighbors observe information that can save lives, particularly when they see strangers coming and going or residents breaking their regular routines.  It takes a certified residential mind-the-neighborhood’s busybody to have the mental rolodex of everything that shouldn’t matter, but may matter, who has too much time on his hands to make it matter, because the inclinations to absorb everyone else’s business is so overwhelming, but may save the day in situations such as these. These types of neighbors are the ones who notice what others overlook. 

My neighborhood busybodies are a couple who live across the street.  They are quite friendly and patrol the entire neighborhood.  Google should actually recruit them for visual oversight of our dead end block.  One time some friends came to pick up a package from my mailbox, and the self-propelled sheriff of good neighboring asked my friends if they could produce identification for going into my mailbox.  They did, called me simultaneously, and I called the neighbor while car-side and told him they were okay.  Mulloverthis explained to my friends if I ever had an intruder, the busybodies would be the ones to crack the case.  I saw the value in them.

So, Mulloverthis commends this neighbor for scouring the neighborhood and the neighbor’s yard across the street during a snow storm to find a flubbering glove on the hand of a flurried neighbor.

God does work in mysterious nosey ways.

February 2, 2011

Joan Rivers Called Michelle Obama Blackie O.

by MullOverThis

Joan Rivers, my absolute favorite comedienne, told Howard Stern, the lord of decrepitude, that she refrained from calling Michelle Obama “Blackie O” onstage because she knew it would offend African-Americans.  The joke was along the lines of “We used to have Jackie O…now we have Blackie O.”

Of course, quixotic African-Americans are already on the prowl to let Ms. Rivers “have it” for which can only be in truth and at its’ greatest worth,  hypercritical pontifications.  

To my fellow countrymen I say:

1.  Hast thou ever chachinnated whilst harkening to the illustrious vituperations from the Crowned King of The Idiocy of White People, Paul Mooney?  Mightest thou be presently queasy with paroxysm from the convulsions of  ill-requited hypocrite juice?

2.  To wit,  the JAP and  BAP acronyms are often affectionately esteemed by the privileged personas to whom they are often directed: the promising cusp of the upper middle class, the wealthy, and  Jewish American and Black American Princesses, respectively. The JAP simply wanted to snap on the BAP.

3.  Hast the farcical performances which causes an anamnesis for Blue Collar Comedians and audiences alike generated billions of dollars for the crowned King Jeff Foxworthy and his sidekicks because Rednecks don’t exist?

4.  SO WHAT!

Joan Rivers is a comedian and that is what comics do:  go to the line and push it.  She said she DID NOT use the joke out of sensitivity, which is more than what 99% of Black comics would do.  Whitey had no rest while the Bushes were in office.


February 1, 2011

What the?

by MullOverThis

The head of the New Century Foundation and racial realist Jared Taylor is peeved that the Charlotte, North Carolina hotel has reneged and  pulled the rug from under their conference because of safety concerns.

This is a bunch of bull.

Safety concerns?  Who is going to do anything violent to a bunch of white supremacists who have dumb-downed their jargon to be a bit more tasteful and politically correct in 2011?  Uh, people with their ideologies are the ones with the history of unparalleled efforts to subjugate other people and wreak violence throughout the ages.  The Black Panthers haven’t struck in a long time and those that aren’t grinding the midnight oil at a corporate cubicle probably can’t even rev up their motorbikes to get to Charlotte.

So, I say, let these ridiculoids meet wherever they want to, so long as they:

1.  Pay the bill.  Addendum:  They don’t deserve discounts.  As premiere nationalists who know what is best for America, they should want to help this deficit as much as is humanely possible.

2.  Keep the sheets on their beds, not on their faces.

3.  Use a boat-load of hand sanitizers.  Remember, Charlotte is replete with a bunch of non-thems and no one else should be infested with their germs when they are finished strategizing on how to maintain the purity of their “themness”.


February 1, 2011

FL Mom Murders Two Teenage Children

by MullOverThis

Why, as this story unfolds, is this tragic outcome not surprising?


Why were these two teenagers left alone (hello Colonel) with a mom who is allegedly mentally unstable? 


Why was this mom free to purchase a hand gun AFTER she told police (hello police) she back slapped her daughter in her face, when her daughter notified authorities that her mother was abusive? 


This mom’s  teenagers mouthed off, like just about every other teenager in the world. Most teenagers don’t have to deal with so-called recovering drug abusers as mothers.  But, these two got their heads blown off-literally.  No one had a clue?  What makes people like her be on the radar, off the radar, and no one does a dag on thing to prevent this type of disaster?  She needed more than 12 -step therapy.

The mother of one of my minor relatives threatened to give her a black eye.  Threatened.  I found out about it, and told a relative with standing to sue the threat-wielding parent for joint custody.  All other factors remaining constant, this mother is a relatively good parent, like all of this mom’s neighbors seem to think of this pre-meditated killer mom.  Our family   preempted the black eye and sent a strong message to Rocketta:  Rocky is only a movie and  this child won’t be abused or neglected, point-blank.  This mother is a better mother because her daughter has family that pays attention and intervenes. 

No more excuses and duh question marks.  Mom under pressure or not, these children needed protection and didn’t get it.