Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Which way did they go Wednesday & More!

I just finally exhaled. I sat a the keyboard wondering can I do it one more time. Is it possible for me to create another post? Then, I clicked and said, "have n't you had this thought process already?" Just stop it and get busy. So, here we are back at it after a barn burner last evening with Hill Force One stating," hold the phone..., it ain't over till it's over" victory speech and the Bouncing O still talking "it's all about the delegates, baby." Meanwhile, GOP frontrunner, then presumptive, now confirmed nominee, John McCain is sitting pretty in waiting for the November mash up with whoever cometh. Boy, just when you thought this was going be a pretty mundane campaign, it just keeps getting hotter than July in Arkansas. With all that said, I'm still trying to figure out, "which way did they go.." Let's try to find out...

Dream Team 2008: As Hillary Clinton basked in the afterglow of her "I'm just getting starting," rebirth. It seems that politicos are spinning in their office chairs and probably rolling their eyes as the smackdown continues as other states weigh in on who will be the eventual nominee. Tounges are wagging on various levels about the possibility of their being a "Clinton/Obama" or "Obama/ Clinton" dream ticket to take on McCain in the fall. Even Clinton her self said last evening that she wasn't sure if all this was heading that way, but of course it would depend on who was at the top of ticket. Now, let's speculate a bit. If this could be achieved, wouldn't it be the best of both worlds? Ultimately wouldn't this be a surreal tag team that could facilitate all the healing that each candidate talks about? Well, I don't know. It might be a longshot, but it would make for an even more interesting political season that would burn a hole in the history books and possibly my montior screen. There's no telling where this maddness will end up.

SQL on the Loose: Obviously Charles Knipp, commonly known as Shriley Q. Liquor has rilled a whole lot of folks, including some rather influencial indiviuals who are not having it. I've been monitoring the goings on as well as the rather heated rhetoric that being shot all over the net. In past post, I've had my say about this production and it's swing through Hot Springs not once, but twice in the past few years. I felt that I needed to share this info to demonstrate just how put out many in the SGL community and beyond have become with this type of show.

Nat'l Campaign Against Blackface Minstrel Show Officially Launches
National Black Radio Show "The Bev Smith" Dedicates Three-Hour Broadcast to Campaign to Raising Awareness of Shirley Q. Liquor
Today, in honor of Women's History Month and African-American women, activists launched in an attempt to call attention to Charles Knipp, a self-described forty-five-year-old, fat, gay white man that performs nationwide as his alter ego character Shirley Q. Liquor. Knipp describes Liquor as being "an illiterate welfare mother with nineteen kids who guzzles malt liquor and drives a Caddy." The character is favorite among his core audience whom Knipp described in Rolling Stone Magazine as being "gay men, their moms, and rednecks." While in blackface as Liquor, Knipp speaks in Ebonics and makes comments like "axe your mamma how she durrin" and misuses words like "ignunt."
Knipp is also known for mocking the Black American holiday Kwanzaa and uses Black faces to make fun of stereotypical sounding Black names in a music video entitled, "Who Is My Baby's Daddy" where his character Shirley Q. Liquor tries to recollect the names of her "chirrun," "---Cheeto, Orangello, Chlamydia, and Kmartina--"
National Black talk radio "The Bev Smith Show" on American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) will dedicate its entire Monday, March 3 (7p-10p ET) broadcast to the campaign to ban Shirley Q. Liquor and spread the word about his upcoming performances. "The Bev Smith Show" can be heard in Sacramento, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Augusta, Chicago, and more. AURN is the only African-American owned network radio company in the United States. It is the largest network reaching urban America, with more than 200 weekly shows, AURN reaches an estimated 20 million listeners.
Knipp is scheduled to perform in Miami Beach at EXXXOTICA Miami Beach April 17th and 18th, San Jose Gay Pride Week June 14th and 15th, Memphis, Tennessee, at gay nightclub Backstreet Memphis and in New Orleans Labor Day Weekend, just blocks from where displaced African-Americans are still living in trailers. With the exception of the Miami Beach show, all are gay venues.
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