Just some thoughts, Ladies and Gentlemen. Right or wrong...just what I was feeling at the time. - S. Carter

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Hi Mr. O'Reilly! Hope All is Well, Kiss the Plaintiff and the Wifey...

Photo used courtesy of WireImage.com

I am not a fan of Star Jones Reynolds (SJR), but the fact that she wrote this letter makes me respect her a little more. Bill O'Reilly has been getting away with making statements about "us" for years, and it's an outrage that he's never called to task for his offensive comments. It's amazing that he has such negative comments to make about others when just a few years ago, he was being sued for sexual harassment.

Star was pretty vocal on recent comments Fox News Host and full-time jerk Bill O'Reilly made about possible first Lady Michelle Obama.

This is what he said:

'And I don't want to go on a lynching party against Michelle Obama unless there's evidence, hard facts, that say this is how the woman really feels. If that's how she really feels -- that is a bad country or a flawed nation, whatever -- then that's legit. We'll track it down.'

This is what she (SJR) said:

"I'm sick to death of people like Fox News host, Bill O'Reilly, and his ilk thinking that he can use a racial slur against a black woman who could be the next First Lady of the United States, give a half-assed apology and not be taken to task and called on his crap.

This week O'Reilly gave the following response to a caller on his radio show who was making unsubstantiated negative charges against presidential candidate Barack Obama's wife, Michelle Obama:

'And I don't want to go on a lynching party against Michelle Obama unless there's evidence, hard facts, that say this is how the woman really feels. If that's how she really feels -- that is a bad country or a flawed nation, whatever -- then that's legit. We'll track it down.'

What the hell? If it's 'legit,' you're going to 'track it down?' And then what do you plan to do?

How dare this white man with a microphone and the trust of the public think that in 2008, he can still put the words 'lynch and party' together in the same sentence with reference to a black woman; in this case, Michelle Obama? I don't care how you 'spin it' in the 'no spin zone,' that statement in and of itself is racist, unacceptable and inappropriate on every level.

O'Reilly claims his comments were taken out of context. Please don't insult my intelligence while you're insulting me. I've read the comments and heard them delivered in O'Reilly's own voice; and there is no right context that exists. So, his insincere apology and "out-of-context" excuse is not going to cut it with me.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Rants and Raves - Oscars 2008

So I rushed home last night to watch the Oscars' Red Carpet, and for the most part, I was disappointed. There were a few dresses that I loved (and I'll stress a FEW), but for the most part, people looked dry and boring.

- To me, this year's best dressed starlets were:

Marion Cotillard


Heidi Klum

Normally I think playing it safe is better, but I love the risk that Marion took - it really worked for her. And Heidi's gown is classic and timeless. I love them both.

Jennifer Garner looked pretty, although I wasn't feeling that one big ruffle down at the bottom.

And I would have liked Cameron Diaz's dress in another color, but the pale pink worked for her.

Looking at the back now though, it looks a bit homemade.

- Access Hollywood's Shaun Robinson looked pretty fab too. Although, I'm sick of seeing her in those full wigs.

- Will someone PLEASE explain to me the rage with Renee Zellweger? She always looks a dry hot mess! Last night was no exception! Her gown was ok, but it looked like something the Dreams should have worn during that finale scene ("And it's hard to say goodbye my love, hard to see you cry my loooove...").

- As much as I love KLS, she needs to sit down. I love her show, I think her kids are adorable and she cracks me up - HOWEVER, just b/c you were once a model and you now have your own clothing line does NOT a stylish person make! Let's be real, what woman over age 18 is checking for ANYTHING made by Baby Phat?

- Ms. Ruby Dee should have won - she's been acting forever, and for her to never have won an Oscar is simply unfair. In fact, what was even more unfair is the fact that she was the only black person even NOMINATED for an Oscar this year. Racist much?

- This was just awkward. Looks like somebody else may need to head to rehab... The way Ryan Seacrest played it off though had me cracking up!

Friday, February 22, 2008

I Put My Teeth In When I Say So!

All I can do is shake my head - Classic Frankie! I don't ever want to see my mother "drop it like it's hot" like that - never ever.

Monday, February 11, 2008


We all know that the hot mess that is Flavor Flav seems to have more children than he can count on two hands. I came across a pic of someone else who can definitely pass for his long-lost son. I give you "Like Father, Like Son."

Like Father



Now, tell me you don't see it! Flav and "Teddy Penderass" look a lot alike in these pics. And they're alike in other ways too - seems like both of them will do anything for a buck, which has been made apparent by "Flavor of Love" Seasons 1-4, and ALL of T-Pain's music. It's Black History Month People...look how far we've come! *smh*

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Yes We Can!

The First Family

If you don't already know, today is Super Tuesday, meaning that 24 states have their primary elections today. New Jersey, my home state is included in this number, so I will most definitely be heading to vote this evening after work. It really annoys me when people (young black men and women, more often that not) rant and rave about how their votes don't count, and use that as an excuse for not voting. Um, people fought, bled and DIED so that you would have that right, and for you to just throw it away is definitely an insult to their legacies, and to those of us who appreciate their sacrifices. Don't use "the system" and "the man" as an excuse for your laziness. Think about it, when have we as a people actually had a candidate who stands a REAL chance at becoming president? Don't get me wrong, other brothers and sisters have run in the past, but none have come this close. Today is the day to make our voices heard, and to let our presence be known. I feel sorry for anyone who can't see and appreciate that. With that said....GO OBAMA!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

The First Family of FAB

The first lady of "Fabulosity," Ms. Kimora Lee Simmons (KLS) hosted a Baby Phat Fashion show last night. Of course, KLS' boo Djimon,BFF Tyra and the adorable little princesses (and fellow NJ B.A.P.s) were in attendance. Ming and Aoki are so cute - and Ming is the spitting image of her mama! *sniffle sniffle* They're growing up!