Friday, January 2, 2015

Oh Yeah... Bullshit! by A. Dacosta Brathway

January 2nd, Friday... So, what's it going to be? Lose weight? Stop smoking? What? It's 2015 and I am sure the resolutions are flying! But why? You know you are not going to follow through... If you're fat on January 1, you will be fat on April 1 (April Fools Day!).

Don't get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with making new year's resolutions. The problem is sticking with them! Hey, get in shape. Prolong your life! Do it year round. Why wait for January 1 to be your starting point every year? (I know, you love the Ground Hog's day effect!) Why say you are going to start going to church when you know you are a practicing atheist? Don't say you are going to stop smoking when you know you love weed! (Oops, my bad. You meant cigarettes!)

Have I ever made any new year's resolutions? Hell yeah! Never followed through on any of them! I once said that I would stop cursing... Sshhiitt! I used to think that I had some sort of control over my life! Sshhiitt! Oh yeah, there was that time when I said I would stop drinking alcohol... (Sshhiitt, I just knocked over my Jack!) Hold on, my computer is acting weird... Oh sshhiitt, I think it's gonna blow...

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Ain't This Some Crap?

December 28th, Sunday... I just read a short piece that flipped my brain! (I feel concussed...) A high school basketball team was disallowed to participate in a basketball tourney because they wore "I Can't Breathe" t-shirts! Now, I did hear this last night on a sports talk radio program but I was half asleep. I thought I heard the commentator take the position that a high school student should not have a political stance because he/she is under aged. Okay, what am I not getting?

This is America, the land of the free and the home of the brave? A Constitution does exist, no? Is there such a thing as "freedom of speech?" I'm confused... Regardless of the fact that there seems to be some civil rights infractions; Not to mention the killing(s) of Black men for various reasons... I mean high school students should not take A STAND BECAUSE THEY ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL?

If the future of America is on the backs of the youth of our nation, why should they not take a stand? No civil disobedience has taken place. The very freedom that has been taken advantage of by those who are doing the judging is being made a mockery of, in my opinion. But, I have to understand that an opinion is a judgment as well and maybe mine does not count(?)! Maybe their opinion should not count either but... Oh, I get it. They are running the tournament! You cannot play because (WE) say you can't! And, why be threatened by a t-shirt? Maybe no one should play because they are simply out of breath?

Monday, December 22, 2014

Never Thought I'd See You Again! by A. Dacosta Brathway

December 22nd, Monday... Man! It has been soooo long since last posted, I thought I didn't have a blog anymore! What was I thinking? So much has happened. Black men being hunted by the police. RGIII proves me right by not being a "Franchise Quarterback!" The Redskins stink. (So does the Giants and the Jets!) Bill Cosby looks more and more like  pervert as the days go by! "Ratchet TV is gaining momentum. TV producers have found a way to make Black folks look more and more like assholes to white viewers...(...if they watch it instead of the news?) What else?

So what now? I plan to jump back on MT. The new year is coming in and I am refocused. A lot has changed for me. All of my security blankets are gone. I am out here on my own, for real! It's no biggie. I've been a loner all my life. Now I am on the tight rope without a net. Hey, it could be worse... I could (NOT) be on a tight rope at all. In other words, I am back on the blog! (Get it?)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Awww Shit!

September 16th, Monday... Say what you want Redskins fans but RGIII is STILL injured! Considering how quarterbacks are treated in DC, the CIA is managing all information and correspondence concerning Robert Griffin III's condition.
The Redskins are not running the same offense they ran last season because RGIII cannot run it. Basically, he cannot run. He's gimpy. He tentative... He's unsure.
Here is where being a media whore means nothing... It does not matter what he (RGIII) says in front of a microphone, he cannot back up what he says right now. That's why he should shut up and rehab! Get football ready! Forget your brand. Forget your commercials. Forget drawing attention to yourself... (How did the "Operation Patience" t-shirt thing work out for you?) Okay, so you did not have a preseason. Ask Mike Shanahan why that did not happen? He probably (still) does not trust you after the stunt you pulled last season. (Shanahan is still trying to get that "Metrobus" off of his ass!)
So, the 'Skins are now 0-2 with two more games to go before their bye. If they go 0-2 or 1-1, rush hour in DC will never be the same. It's not to say that the team cannot turn this thing around. But "things gotta change!" They need an attitude adjustment. They are not as good as they were last year. A lot of things change for teams from season to season, even when you have the exact same players! C'mon 'Skins... Your division sucks! There is hope. The hope is that the team steps up and stop believing the hype!

Monday, September 9, 2013

When the Shit Hits the Fan

September 9th, Monday... Well it's pro football time! Not a good time for me. Pro football time means that the summer is over. Damn the official date, the Fall is coming! That means I will soon have to rake leaves, break out my warm gear, and be deprived of looking at heavily cladded women.

I live in Redskin country so that means the ban wagon Redskins will be out in full force! That, in itself is not a bad thing but with the addition of RGIII (Robert Griffin the 3rd) back in the lineup, the sports news reporting will be off the chain! I'm sick of it!

RGIII is a pain in the ass to me! Every time I turn around, he is holding a press conference. Why? Is it necessary to reveal every single step he had to take to get back on the field? Was it necessary to talk about "Operation Patience?" Is he that engaging that I have to hear about everything he has and is doing? He's a football player, that's it!

You may think I don't like him... To be honest, he is not the problem. The media, in DC, reminds me of suburban housewives meeting for breakfast at a girlfriend's house, drinking Starbucks coffee while sitting in a breakfast nook! "Blah, blah, blah..." Let the warriors play their game! Stop making RGIII a "media whore!" It seems like quarterbacks in other cities are football players. A quarterback in DC is a fluff piece talking head!

Tonight is the night! After eight months of RGIII being hurt, he gets to show out against the Philly Eagles! You need to bring it tonight, all the shit you talked! And don't get hurt! If his knee gives out tonight, all hell is going to break loose! (Keep your head on a swivel Mike Shanahan!)

Friday, September 6, 2013


September 6th, Friday... Damn! It has been way too long since I last posted! Truth of the matter is, I have been psychologically incapacitated. I've been wrestling w/ such subject matter as to whether or not I am a worthy Christian... A "Down" Brotha? (That is not to be confused w/ being a "down low brother!") Should I go back to school to get a doctorate (Hell NO!) or just educate myself like I've been incarcerated? My writing has suffered because my brain feels like a hard scrambled egg!

Well, I am over it all now! I could not even figure out if I am a "writer?" I write all the time! I am even published as it were. I am a writer! So, it's time to write! I have a project to do. It's BIG! I have some small ones to do as well. I will be posting more. (I probably should be arrested for negligence!) What I will not do is participate in the bullshit that the world has been providing me lately. Now I know what it feels like to be a "junkie!" I was drugged! I was residing in crack houses for gifted scribes! My creative juices dried up... My throat has been parched. I had things to say but could not say them. I could not even move... I just sat there in that one spot, urinating on myself. My words dripped from the crotch of my pants. I was crippled!
Then, I got saved! My faith never left me... I was depressed, but I broke free of that bondage. I am back to where I never left.

I am writing something that will be psychologically damaging to the human mind. It is a story about modern day slavery, woven in the fabric of relative change. The backdrop is the seedy side of a pro sport where a degenerate dwells. He preys on the mentally weak and displays his wealth arrogantly. Stay tuned...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Some Dumb Ass Shit!

May 14th, Tuesday... Right now I am dealing with some kind of cold that is beyond my comprehension. My nose is running... I am coughing violently! My head is pounding so hard, my forehead looks like someone is trying to breakout like Andy in "Shawshank Redemption!" Anyway, I'm flipping channels on the television and I stop on the Wendy Williams Show. Personally speaking, I don't like her show because she is a busy body! (No, I don't care for Oprah either!) That being said, she was talking about Will Smith allowing his 15 year old son to move out of their house because he wants to be emancipated! (Remember, I'm sick!)
What I want to know is, what kind of hell is going on in their house when a 15 year old wants out, and you are willing to let him out? Last time I checked, the Smith household, on appearance, looks to be one of the more lavish establishments money can buy. How blessed can you be to be afforded that kind of living without lifting a finger to afford it? And, you (the 15 year old) now has an acting career to boot!
I feel so bad for Will Smith's son. His life must be awful! The problem I see with Will Smith is that he is buying into his son's BULLSHIT!!!