Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Warped POV by A. Dacosta Brathway

December 31st, Saturday... OK. It is only fitting for me to be watching the HISTORY channel, with a program talking about marijuana and how it is distributed throughout America. So, 9 to 1 Blacks & Hispanics to Whites are arrested for marijuana possession. I was not surprised to hear that. But, when I looked up to see a dude delivering marijuana to a cat who called him to bring it by like he was bringing the dude his dry cleaning... OK, hurry up 2011... Get out of the way so that I can make my attitude adjustment for 2012. I'm doing a whole different thing next year!
I ONLY resolution is that I am not doing it like I did previously. I'm flipping my personality! I may become a marvel to modern medical science! I plan to act "chilled" like someone who is on marijuana without smoking marijuana! I understand "double standard" America. I get racism. I know bigots still exist. Yes, I suffer from race, age and general discrimination. I know I'm not liked by everyone. My walk with Jesus Christ is croaked. I'm set in my ways and I don't really give a fuck about much anymore. Those are the qualities of someone who smokes marijuana minus the munchies! So, that's my plan and I sticking to it!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Friday, December 30, 2011

A Warped POV by A. Dacosta Brathway

December 30th, Friday... It's that time again! Time to make those New Year's resolutions that you know you're not going to keep! So, what will it be this new year? Gonna lose weight? Gonna stop smoking? I know, you're gonna eat healthier foods!
Maybe you'll stop beating your wife! What about child support? How about stopping referring yourself to being a "gangsta?" Are you gonna put on a belt this new year? How about not becoming a "baby daddy" for the fifth time? Will you eliminate larceny in your heart? Will you stop kidding yourself? How about coming out of that "denial" you've been in for awhile? Would you become more honest with yourself? Will you fall in love this time or not fall in love because you don't want to fall into something you cannot fall out of?
I guess what I am asking is, will you be able to stop all the bullshit in 2012?

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Warped POV by A. Dacosta Brathway

December 24th, Saturday... I truly understand the meaning of Christmas! I understand it because the secular meaning is some BS! I NEVER have any money at Christmas time! There is always some insane thing that happens to me that causes me not to be able to buy any presents! This year, my car broke down! Last year, I didn't have a job! Who knows what next year will bring? (I might be... well, you know...)
So, tomorrow will be quiet for me. I will think about the good times I had when I was a kid. I'll also think about when it all turned sour! I'll think about how cool it was that Jesus was born and all that we share in common. I will think about the unfortunate and how blessed I am to also be unfortunate. I will think about how homeless I am and how I don't eat regularly. I will think about not having my cell phone operating in case of an emergency because I ran up the bill with idle chit-chat conversations. I will think about how I have alienated myself because I trust no one. I will think about how I am not in love because I fell out of it a while back. I will think about how optimistically pessimistic I am! I will do a lot of thinking. But, what I will most think about is what will happen after New Years! In about a week I will have a new year to live the same life I have been living until next Christmas... Then, as now< I will experience Groundhogs Day when the vicious cycle repeats itself!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Warped POV by A. Dacosta Brathway

December 21st, Wednesday... I just read an article about Kobe Bryant's (Los Angeles Lakers superstar guard) wife Vanessa waited for ten years to pass in their marriage before divorcing him to get a maximum payoff! WOW!
Is it any wonder why the perception of American Society has a bad reputation in other parts of the world? I'm not saying that one society is better or worse than another but... What the hell happened? As far as I can see it, the economy is to blame. If the economy is bad, the move seems to be that some sort of alternative method of creating income has to take place. What better way of earning an income than to sit on your ass and deceptively plot and scheme a plan to systematically embezzle cash from your estranged spouse? That is some cool shit! As far as I can see it, the world hates America because their systems and beliefs will not allow their to consider such a plan and if, by chance one derives such a plan and gets caught, punishment is swift and just.
Of course, in America, you can go to jail but prison may not be so bad. You get three square meals a day. You have a master bedroom with a bathroom. Okay, you do have to do a communal bathing thing but at least you have company. You have exercise privileges and you do get to go outside for a little while. (It seems like it's not long enough but who wants to be out in the sun all day?)Okay, there are gangs and homosexuality and punishments within the confinement of the prison but it's no different than being on the outside. You have a job. You can worship (You can even worship Satan if you prefer!). Come on, I'm talking country club living here!
Maybe it is not worth fixing a bad economy. The alternative looks so much better! (Depending on who you ask!)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Warped POV by A. Dacosta Brathway

December 17th, Saturday... OMG! As if things were not bad enough, the worse has settled in! The Los Angeles Lakers lost out on Chris Paul (Thank you David Stern), lost their award winning 6th man Lamar Odom and received nothing in return, and now their Michael Jordan clone Kobe Bryant is getting divorced from his wife of 10 1/2 years! I'll tell you, when it rains (in Cali) it pours! Things were looking pretty good when the lockout ended but now dark clouds loom.
How much can the Lakers take? The tried to rid themselves of Pau Gasol, didn't happen. Phil Jackson is gone and so is the infamous Triangle Offense Kobe thrived in. Mike Brown is the new coach (post LeBron James/Cleveland Cavaliers). Who knows what that means? Kobe's pissed off! The Lakers got swept by the Dallas Mavericks and now have sent Odom there...
Truth be told, I was never a fan of the Lakers so it might be fun to watch them sink slowly into the abyss of the NBA. Time for new meat to talk about!
"This gone be good!"

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Warped POV by A. Dacosta Brathway

December 16th, Friday... I was reading an article about the hazing incident that took place involving the death of a marching band member by the hand(s) of the band itself. The Florida A&M marching band participated in a (traditional) hazing to initiate members into the band and caused complications that ultimately killed him! My question is: What the hell is it with this kind of activity to intro someone into a group that is so damn pleasing to those involved? Why do it and why want it done? There is no group I would want to be involved with that could not wait to kick my ass and then call me "Brother!" I'm not a masochist but that's just me!
I went to a Black college where pledging a fraternity was a big deal and I have seen and heard about some of the hazing that went on. Someone paddling my ass was not my idea of bonding! From what I have seen, a part of being in a fraternity was to (easily) attract women. I did not want to be a part of being the affection of some "big brotha" who was (still) having women problems and took out his frustration on my ass! Next thing you know, parties at the frat house would turn into wanting conjugal visits like in prison!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Warped POV by A. Dacosta Brathway

December 15th, Thursday... I keep reading where the extremely rich wants to maintain Bush's tax cuts while the economy sinks deeper and deeper into the abyss. CEO's of Fortune 500 companies are getting buyout increases... Bogus mortgages are being issued. Foreclosures are (still) on the rise. The perception of a recession is present while construction of new buildings is also present and I have to ask myself, why does the powers that be in America keep fucking with its people!
Maybe I have the wrong explanation about politics and politicians. Maybe what's happening is supposed to happen. I thought (like an ass) that the system was in place to help the poor and middle class. I (now) see that it (the system) was designed to destroy those entities! I mean, where else can war be looked upon as a business? Capitalism is about statistics... Body counts and dollars and cents. Fuck the people! Procreate so that the species can be replenished so that the numbers will be there when it's time to do the fucking over!
2012 is the year when it has been prophesied that the world would come to an end,,, C'mon 2012!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Warped POV by A. Dacosta Brathway

December 14th, Wednesday... I love going to the movies! As a matter of fact, I like everything about going to the movies. First of all, I do not like being late! Oh hell no! I enjoy waiting in line so that the buildup... the heightened anticipation gets my blood bubbling! I'm not all that enthused about paying $12 to $15 buckaroos for a ticket! (Oh hell yeah I'm doing the matinee piece and I'm using my Senior Citizen benefits too!)
Hopefully I get the seat I want (advantage: matinee!) I've got my soda or water, popcorn and a pack of Raisonettes! Then comes the slide show and then... the features!
So, the other day I was watching TV and I heard an argument about Hi Definition TV vs. 3D! Now I don't know what 3D TV looks like (I haven't seen one- yet!) The winner was Hi Definition TV! But I have to say there is something to be said for 3D movies! I saw The Green Hornet in 3D and I was trippin'! Man, it looked like things were floating over my head! I was reaching for stuff and everything! Even the glasses were cool! No more of those flimsy paper thingies. I had on hard frame nerdy looking glasses!
I'll tell you... If I wasn't such an old punk-ass I would smoke some weed and go to a 3D movie and trip but it would be just my luck that the cops would smell it on me, watch be buy all of the munchie food, then bust me for consumption! I'm too old to do time!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Warped POV by A. Dacosta Brathway

December 13th, Tuesday... So what is the significance of a social network like Facebook or SINGLENET when a society of people are anti-social? Communication among people outside of family and tightly woven social circles is a joke.
I used to really like Facebook but my experiences reading false profits and pseudo-intellectuals post sayings and comments that reflect some cosmic understanding about life that everyone else also understands and shares the same feelings about what is said. So the poster gets credit for posting the obvious. But, when their name pops up in the chat box and you speak to them, they go into avoidance mode and have nothing profound to say! What the fuck is that all about?
In the case of a dating network, how do you connect with someone who you find out has posted a false name and made up profile? Can you really trust the process?
I'm cool with the technology and the intent but the result is some BULL!
The idea of "policing thyself" is a joke if you understand that people don't even want the police to "police" them. (Uhh, policing IS their job! DUH!)
So, now I hate Facebook and SINGLENET and any other social network. If I am going to ignore some one's advances, I'd prefer to be ignored the old fashion way. You know... The two ships passing in the night thing. We meet on the street or in a grocery store... We make eye contact... A decision is made to speak by me... And... and, I get no response!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Warped POV by A. Dacosta Brathway

December 11th, Sunday... There is hope for me! I broke up with my woman a couple of weeks ago. I have not been paid in 4 months from my job. ( We are being punished for an discrepancy that we are, apparently, guilty of). We are in the throws of Winter in America. (Yeah it's cold!) My car needs a tune up and an oil change. I have no money, no gas, no food, I am hungry, and, I am feeling a bout of depression coming on...
So I got up this morning and went to church. The music was good. The congregation was into it and I felt a little chill, thinking that maybe, just maybe the LORD heard my prayer. I get home and go online. (Facebook of all places.) I thought maybe if I read what other people were going through, I would not feel so lonesome... And then I saw it! I SAW IT!!!
I saw an article about Paris Hilton! Paris Hilton is one of my favorite people to write about. She ranks right up there with Lindsey Lohan and the Kardashians! Those girls provide so much comic relief to me, I lose my mind just thinking about the crap they get into! But, here lies the rub... Paris has converted to ISLAM! Oh damn! Paris has found purpose in life! She has a direction! No more running out of gas in a Bentley! No more wild parties, getting high, dating new guys every two weeks, making idiotic comments to the press and, OMG, no more getting out of cars with no panties on! Shit... Now I have a real good reason to be DEPRESSED!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Warped POV by A. Dacosta Brathway

December 10th, Saturday... I'm watching a show called "Life After..." and it reviews the career of selected Black celebrities from "back in the day!" Jayne Kennedy, who was the first Black woman to co-host NFL Today, and the first Black woman to be on the cover of PLAYBOY, was pretty much victimized in Hollywood just because she was Black and beautiful! Here you are born beautiful by the hand of GOD and you get treated like shit! I wonder if that is just an American thing?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Warped POV by A. Dacosta Brathway

December 7th, Wednesday... LeBron James has come out of the closet! No, he is not gay... Never was. He is now tired of playing the "villain" role in the NBA. You see, LeBron was vilified when he left Cleveland and joined the Miami Heat of the NBA. There was this contrived drama... He made people wait for his decision because he became a free agent. He's from Ohio so the owner of the cavaliers and the fan base felt betrayed, blah, blah, blah...
Now he has had time to reflect and he is tired of being in the "villain" role. Here is what bothers me about this BS! Be the professional that you have achieved to be. Stop playing roles and play the game! You have always been a spoiled punk-ass! Maintain the role. You are paid! No one will disrespect you because of it. You will be worshipped by the pathetic masses that have nothing else to do with their time as usual. All you have to do is play the game and keep your mouth shut!
Every time athletes become false profits, they fail in some respect. You cannot have it both ways. be the "superstar in your chosen profession OR heed the call and become a pontificator and procrastinator and call it a day! Your choice. (Message: Professional sports pay better unless you become a pastor of a mega church!)

Friday, December 2, 2011

A Warped POV by A. Dacosta Brathway

December 2nd, Friday... I was on Facebook (man, I have to get off Facebook!) and I read an article about Vanessa Long (Pastor Willie Long's woman) filing for a divorce and then rescinding the petition. When I finished reading, I got to thinking, what is it about people doing what they do? Money? Power? Recognition? Then it hit me... She wants to be the First Lady Of Pedophilia! What else could it be? (LOVE?)
Okay... Lets say it is love. Are women so weak to love that they would subject themselves to circumstances so despicable? (First Lady of Pedophilia!/ LOL!)
I blame Michelle Obama for this. (JOKE!) She started this Black First Lady thing. She brought dignity and class to the position and now Black women are losing their minds trying to be a first lady.
Give it up! The economy is so bad, people will forsake their dignity for some prestige and the almighty dollar. If homeboy really wanted to get down, he should get down with the Atlanta Housewives' freaks. I know pedophilia is a power trip thing but I'd bet Long would be taken on a real power trip with those two! (I can see it now... Bedroom lit with a red bulb and Coolio playing in the background!)