The Double Take: In which I must comment.
First Take: The ongoing Republican case in which they feel that Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act is a bad seed on the American side of hate, is really nothing more a fear of misunderstanding. We’ve seen and heard from the still no vote, John Boehner, and mostly from Texas’ Senator Ted Cruz. Can these guys please get a grip? Seriously. Plus now the crazy Michelle Bauchman had to open her mouth, as well as the Tea Party, and the comments of Rush, Hannity, and any other Right Wing personality that I don’t agree with personally. Now check this: Fox News has picked up Dr. Ben Carson. He is the latest acquisition of the non-telling truth network. And at a recent Values Voters Summit, he addressed the issue of Obamacare.
His comments: “You know Obamacare is really I think the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery,” And it is in a way, it is slavery in a way, because it is making all of us subservient to the government, and it was never about health care. It was about control.”
Really Dr. Carson? Is that what Obamacare is? SLAVERY?!!!!
Can I please breakout this hashtag: #AMERICANNEGROPLEASE!
So technically if I were to get Obamacare for my health arsenal, that I would be subjected to slavery? Really? Hold up! I thought slavery was dead. We should get over it. Right? Well the physical part of slavery is over but the memory part of slavery still lingers. And what is Dr. Carson’s beef anyway? So that the next time his liberal progressive patients per say is to pay for a pre-existing condition, he would have to deny it? What if that person dies? UM HELLO! The vernacular of this man’s tone shouldn’t be so surprising. There are probably more black conservatives in America had to side with their “so called conservatives allies” just to be on the same team. Even Allen West had to comment about Obama being a spoiled brat in all because of the law of the land. Um…. wasn’t he a spoiled brat by got booted out of Florida’s race a year ago? Or better yet, he had his run in with Bill Cosby? Talk about him being spoiled.
From my understanding, ObamaCare is hear to stay. PERIOD! It’s not ” no forced slavery thing”. Now for those who have their coverages, yes you are required to have them. Even the President has said the same thing when he brought it out. Some folks really need to go back and READ THE ENTIRE rules and directions about the Affordable Care Act. And some #spellbindingtokenfolks need to have their head examined. Even if the name Dr. Ben Carson fits the bill.
Second Take: The attack on Black Milwaukee Nightlife continues. I want those to take a look at this photo. Seriously, even if you live in Milwaukee on Facebook:
For those of us in Milwaukee that are African-American, you may have seen this around Facebook. The Alderman pictured is Robert Bauman, who heads the 4th District. He had called a “special meeting” recently in discussion about the state of Black Milwaukee Clubs Downtown. The 618 Live on Water, is one of them. And a possible club called the Ultra Lounge. Once before, I have commented about the black clubs around Milwaukee that have closed up way after their openings. Now after this meeting, one local DJ from Milwaukee is calling it an act of Racism. All because of playing Rap Music in the clubs downtown, which would lead to shutting the doors. On Facebook recently, Homer Blow recently posted his commentary at hand about the meeting that took place:
WAKE UP URBAN NITELIFE!!! “RACISM IS ALIVE AND WELL!!!” YESTERDAY EVENING I ATTENDED A MEETING DOWNTOWN AT THE MARRIOT HOTEL ABOUT UPCOMING PEOPLE TRYING TO OPEN BUSINESSES DOWNTOWN. ONE HAPPENED TO BE BLACK AND THE MOSTLY MIDDLE AGE WHITE CROWD (PACKED HOUSE I MIGHT ADD. OVER 100 PEOPLE) BEGIN TO LET THE RACISM REAR IT’S UGLY HEAD! THEY LITERALLY TOLD HIM EVERYTHING EXCEPT RIP UP YOUR APPLICATION!!! THEN CAME SILK, 618 LIVE & MILWAUKEE STREET BUSINESSES. BESIDES THE MAN TRYING TO OPEN ‘THE ULTRA LOUNGE” & HIS FRIEND THERE WERE ONLY 5 OTHER BLACK PEOPLE THERE. I HEARD COMMENTS COMING FROM THE HILTON GARDEN INN’S LAWYER, WHITE RESIDENTS & OTHERS WHO WERE NOT RESIDENTS. INCLUDING THE ALDERMAN “BOB BAUMAN” REFER TO THE PATRONS OF 618 AS DEVIANTS & MISFITS WHO HAVE CREATED AND I QUOTE: “A DEADZONE!!! IN DOWNTOWN MILWAUKEE. WHEN I ASKED ABOUT OTHER ENTITIES DOWNTOWN THAT HAVE HAD MAJOR INCIDENTS IT WAS BRUSHED OFF AS WE’RE NOT GOING TO DEBATE HERE. BUT WHEN WHITE PEOPLE IN ATTENDANCE SPOKE & SAID THEY WERE SCARED TO DRIVE DOWNTOWN BY 618 & HOW THE POLICE HAVE TO BLOCK IT OFF TO DIRECT TRAFFIC AFTER CLOSING, AND THE HOTEL RESIDENTS NEED SECURITY ESCORTS TO THEIR CARS DUE TO “THOSE PEOPLE” WHO GO TO 618! REALLY??? BUT IT WAS OKAY FOR THEM TO KEEP TALKING. ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 18TH AT CITY HALL YOU NEED TO BE THERE TO SHOW A STANCE OF SOLIDARITY!!! THE “WHITE HOUSE” HAS TO APPEAR @ 9AM & “618 LIVE” @ 10AM WE NEED TO BE THERE TO SUPPORT BOTH IN MY OPINION. AND ALL OF OUR BUSINESSES THAT ARE BEING TARGETED BY THIS CITY! IF NOT THE UNFAIR PRACTICES WILL CONTINUE AND THEY WILL FEEL LIKE YOU DON’T CARE!!! MORE INFO COMING SOON. PLEASE WEIGH IN ON THIS & SPREAD THE WORD.”
Ladies and Gents, nevermind the all caps from Homer Blow’s commentary.
This is another view of hyper-segregation in Milwaukee. What Homer Blow just described in his viewpoint is an classic example of not wanting patrons of African-Decent of having a good time in their own establishments in a well known area of Milwaukee. We know also that if you’re familiar with this similar area of description, it’s nothing new. This to me also reminds me of what I’ve heard of WNOV in which that those who came out to this meeting, aren’t really from Milwaukee, probably from the outline suburban areas. They probably just wanted to jump aboard and back up like “yeah I agree with the Alderman” in a bandwagon fashion. They really don’t in my opinion. Even columnist Eugene Kane raised his viewpoint on the Black Milwaukee Clubs being targeted unfairly. Now I had my share of the Milwaukee Nightlife. And yes, I’ll do it again if possible. But however I think that shutting down clubs or prevention of clubs being opened should not be in the cross hairs all because of playing Urban Music. If those take that away, it’s asking for trouble. And since Alderman Bob Bauman is a prime leader of not letting this go, then guess what Milwaukee? If he’s on the list for 2014 to be re-elected, he better NOT lead no more! You in the 4th District, he’s your Alderman. If you feel that he’s wrong VOTE HIM OUT! I’m just thinking this: what if the visitors from Out of Town and are African-American and want to visit the Milwaukee Nightlife, that is non-traditional per say, what would they say about our Urban Nightlife being attacked and talked about by 100 plus white folks filled a hotel room, and a Milwaukee Alderman who despises the notion? What will that say to them? Probably, in essence, Milwaukee still has segregation issues. Which some folks will not understand. But it’s real though.
No more hiding on this one. If the patrons, promoters, consumers, or any other fan of black nightlife in Milwaukee is concerned about this: RISE UP!