Â Hey my lovely Feedbackers, its ya girl MissOMyGoodnezzÂ guest blogging for The IPS while he is out resting up. Don’t worry guys he’s okay and you won’t be stuck with me for too long. In no time I’ll be back at the crypt with Kizzy Rowland spraying oil sheen on Mama Tina’s good Sunday wigs.Â
Â Anyway, on to the story of the day..Lawd Hammercy, the man of my dreams has a hit out on his life!!! Someone (*side-eye* Jessie) wants to see to it that the object of my political fantasies is swimming with the fishes Soprano’s style. Now, in the event that you do not keep up with politics I will give you a brief run down of the recent activities that have taken place. Â
July 08, 2008 1:01 PMABC News’ Sunlen Miller Reports:
Â Barack Obama took a “tough love” message to African American youth, telling that finishing high school is a better route to success in life than an unlikely trip to the NBA or the top of the rap industry.Â Â
Â “You are probably not that good a rapper. Maybe you are the next Lil’ Wayne, but probably not, in which case you need to stay in school,” Obama, D-Ill., told a cheering crowd, brought to a standing ovation at a town hall meeting in Powder Springs, Georgia.
The presumptive Democratic nominee was speaking about high school drop out rates and the need for people to be committed to working hard in school so they can get a job after school.Obama said he knows some young men think they can’t find a job unless they are a really good basketball player.Â
“Which most of you brothas are not,”Â Obama, who played basketball in high school, a sport he continues to play to tÂ his day, said jokingly.Â ”I know you think you are, but you’re not. You are over-rated in your own mind. You will not play in the NBA.”Â
Obama, who will be the first African American presidential nominee of a major party when he accepts the Democratic nomination on August 28, 2008, in Denver, spoke to a predominantly black audience at the Georgia event.Â The candidate regularly voices a “tough love” message in front of all groups â€“- telling parents to turn off the video games, get off the sofa, and if their child is in trouble in school to “not cuss out the teacher.” Â Â Â
In the words of the ever so clever Chris Tucker “Daaaaaaaaamn”. Somewhere a million gangsterlicious soulja boy jr’s are reevaluating their whole life’s meaning, wondering “Damn, what am I going to do now?”. I’ll tell you what WORK got-dangit. Get that lovely diploma then get your spoiled tails out here and WORK. I love how Barack put it so eloquently. I love even more that he knows who Lil Wayne is. It’s obvious he’s been reading up on the history of theÂ Lochness MonsterÂ and knows that he has taken hip hop as his latest victim. And they say he’s not for National Security…pshhh.
Meanwhile, Jessie “That Baby Don’t Look Like Me” Jackson was not happy about the recent speech given by Sen. Obama and had this to say: Â Â
Â W.W.S.G.D? (What wouldÂ Soulja GirlÂ Do?)