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Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Battle of the Bulge

After much cajoling for close to eight weeks , I finally got my 13 year old 6ft.2” , 248 pounds son to put down his addictive XBox live and head to the park for a power walk . He was back within the hour , with no noticeable perspiration streaming down his face in keeping with someone who had just exerted himself. When questioned he claimed that the battery for his IPod was about to run out. “Yes I did five laps,” he too forcefully retorted ,after I reminded him that part of the deal I made with him before the purchase of his IPod was that he would do a five lap power walk every day until he could step up his game to running. Perhaps I am too rough on him , kids been kids and need free reigns to know themselves and all such neo psychological Dr. Phil media driven babble and all. I’ll give the guy a break , after all at one time he wanted to be the next NBA future Kevin Garnnet , now his sights are firmly set on making it in the “less strenuous NFL -” his words. Was this after viewing the movie BlindSide? Of this I cannot remember.
Darm , JHud just lost 30 post baby pounds, en route to replacing ‘her royal highness Sarah Fergie, as new spokesperson for the billion dollar business conglomerate. Better yet , our big bone gal can now fit into her pre teens jeans all , while still claiming to follow a strict weight watchers, calorie counting regiment. Just made my task difficult , when I was trying to show the young man the merits of exercise. The next you know is that this TV obsessed budding NFL star would want me to use my expensive Health Care reform insurance and pay for a gastric bypass lazy way out procedure just like famous morning weatherman Al Rocker ,or one time ABC View TV personality , Ms. Star Jones did .Heavens forbid , for we know how those ended for both .,,20138518,00.html

Hopefully the truth would emerge as to what our favorite black media sensation Jennifer is doing to not only take it off the excessive weight, but keep it that way.
Don’t we love it when these modern celebrities dabble with noble charity causes after the fact? Madonna, George Cloney, Brandjolina , Al Gore ,and now Usher sweet ex soon to be millionaire Tameka , as well as American idol /Oscar/ Grammy sensation ,everything I touch turns to gold JHud ? Is it a Chi town thing , I wonder?Oprah, MJ, Obama, DWade , and finally J Hudson.
These projects works both ways it seems . They are good PR opportunities for all concern, help push record/ movie ticket sales , increase ratings , and simply induce fine ‘inner child feelings for participants .’
Former President Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter are two of the most noteworthy masters of that ‘do good game,’ at that high political angle. The former makes more prime time media airplay than the top ten presidents of the free world, and the latter snagged a Nobel for his post presidency efforts, thus achieving some vindication against his ardent critics for loosing Iran to nutty theocratic Mullahs , USSR 1979 Afghan invasion , and we’ll throw in Vietnam war ,just for argument. As for Al Gore our Environmentalist new aged Guru, he won on all levels with his own Nobel prize , and the opportunity to see George W muck it up and become -in the estimation of more intelligent folks than my self -the worst President ever in the history of the United States.

My boy Don Cheadle was never the same after Hotel Rwanda.

Post Grays Anatomy star Isiah Washington is now recognized that he was suddenly an African from Sierra Leone , thanks to getting fired from the famous TV medical show, and this exhaustive list goes on.
The fundamental question for me however is this , who is really watching these folks from Bono to Mia Farrow that claims to be seeking the interest of the poor, desperate, and needy?
While we know that Uncle Obama made his political bones on the poor , south side of Chicago, and is today the President for the most caring nation on earth for his troubles,what can we expect from Jhud and others like her ?

Brother Wyclef, wea re watching, and have your back.
Meanwhile , you should stand by and expect more from me on these and similar ‘weighty issues,’ down the road.

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Speaking truth,as one major prerequisite, to concrete justice. A novel form of social advocacy.