Thursday, September 25, 2008

In the Interest of Fairness: How Many Ways Can You Say "Black" Without Actually Saying Black?

Taking up the challenge made by one of our internet allies, let's reverse the gaze so to speak.

We would never want to be accused of "reverse racism," so let's play a game of how many ways can you say Black without saying "black?" As a nation, we are actually in the midst of a shortage of code words for black people (maybe this is a result of the economic downturn, or because frankly, when folk want to call out black people, they don't tend to be subtle). Let's predict: I say the over/under on this list is 15/25. As is customary, I will begin our list with some customary softballs.

1. Urban
2. Ghetto
3. Disadvantaged
4. Assailant
5. Children in under-resourced schools
6. Those people

And yes, just as we are giving a prize for the best contribution to the "Euphemisms for White Folk" list, we will be opening our goody bag for this contest too.

Let's get this party started...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Euphemisms for Naming White Folk: And Many Said it Could not be Done, the 60 Name Barrier has been Broken!



That whose name cannot be spoken can now we confronted. With your help, we will take the first steps towards curing America's racial id and its inability to say "White." Say it with me again, White people; White politics; White interests, White voters; White McCain voters; White Sarah Palin female voters; White Democrats; White Hillary Clinton female voters...don't forget, say White at least three times a day, everyday and your teeth will stay white and healthy.

Do you think we will reach the truly impossible, the magical number of 75? We have shattered the proverbial 3 minute mile and are boldly going where no one has gone before. Where will we finally stop?

The tally so far:

1. Values voter
2. Heartland
3. Mainstream voter
4. Hard-working Americans
5. Lunch pail voters
6. Soccer moms
7. Walmart Moms
8. Nascar Dads
9. Blue collar
10. Regular Americans
11. Real Americans
12. The Base
13. Culture War voters
15. Palin's Army
16. Joe Six Pack
17. Joe Lunch Pail
18. Hockey Mom/Hockey moms
19. American Workers
20. Work Force
21. Regular Folks
22. Ma and Pa Kettle
23. My (or your) neighbors
24. Average American Voter
25. Rural Voters
26. Non-elitists
27. My accountant
28. Small Town Voters
29. The Woman Vote
30. Middle America
31. Americans
32. American People
33. Good hard-working people
34. Working Class voter
35. The Nascar Vote
36. Midwestern Voters
37. Suburban Voters
38. White Collar Voters
39. Main Street
40. Wall Street
41. New Englanders
42. Southerners
43. All-American Girls/Boys/All-American
44. The latte voters
45. Dogwalking voters
46. The Recycling bloc
47. Folks in the heartland
48. Decent, hard-working people
49. Christians
50. God-fearing Americans
51. The people who want to have a beer with the sort of candidate who might like to have a beer with them
52. Reagan Democrats
53. One of us
54. Undecideds
55. Scrappy
56. Bubba Voters
57. Gun enthusiasts
58. People who are just worried about paying the bills on time
59. Voters in fly-over states
60. Scranton Voters
61. Kitchen table voters
62. Independents
63. Evangelical Voters
64. Pro-lifers
65. My friends
66. Honest Workers
67. Ordinary people

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ain't No Mountain High Enough-The Measure of a Man: Barack Obama, White Privilege, Money Raised, and a Losing Race



Race is indeed the invisible elephant in the room during the 2008 election. We have joked about this fact, pointed to it, and satirized it, but the fact is undeniable: the mainstream media, our fourth estate has failed to report the obvious--that race "matters" in this election in ways which they are loathe to admit. Simply put, the mainstream media has been horribly negligent in their efforts to talk around the issue rather than forcefully engaging it. Yes, we are all (to varying degrees) invested in America's mythology of racial inclusion, of the hope of colorblind politics. But when the fact, the truth, is horribly self-evident we, you, us, me have an obligation as the tired refrain goes, "to speak truth to power."

During this past weekend, and into this week as well, it seems that the mainstream corporate media may have in fact rediscovered race and its impact on the McCain-Obama contest. Time magazine, the New York Times, the Associated Press, and others are now amazed that perhaps, just perhaps there are White (as opposed to white, I always make this qualifier for our white allies because yes, it does matter in the final calculus) voters who will not vote for a black candidate.

Apparently, you can walk on water and they will not vote for you. You can cure cancer and they will not vote for you. You can save the Earth from an asteroid and they will not vote for you. The fact of your being, of your negritude is too much for them to sacrifice the psychological wage that comes with whiteness. Ultimately, Blackness is the barometer against which whiteness and American identity are judged, and it is these two facts which are among the greatest tragedies of American social and political life.

To make real the problem of race for Barack Obama, I turn to the realm of the quantitative. Here, I introduce a simple question. I ask, how much more money has Obama raised than McCain? And what should this tell us about his chances of victory?

I return to money, because in politics resources are a simple and reliable predictor of success. Money buys access, influence and exposure. Now money isn't everything, as there was many a candidate who was well resourced but who fell to defeat.

But, the case of Barack Obama, a man with a message, who is charismatic and accomplished, and is one of the most, if not THE most well-resourced candidate in American presidential history, has a war chest overflowing with dollars, and yet is hamstrung by an apparent inability to translate these resources into a resounding lead, does in fact tell us a great deal about the likelihood of an Obama victory in November.

By all measures, Obama should be polling significantly ahead of John McCain. Frankly, the Democrats could run a brown (not a yellow) dog in 2008 and he should win by every rule of American politics (get the joke?). The "out party" is facing an incumbent party in a horrendous economy, with dismal approval numbers, an unpopular war, a public which overwhelmingly believes we are going in "the wrong direction," and one of the most unpopular presidents in history. Nevertheless, McCain is hanging uncomfortably close.

Consider to date that Obama has raised approximately 246 million more dollars than John McCain.

Consider that the dollar bill is approximately 6 inches long.

So how long, and how high, is Obama's money?

Obama has raised so much more money than McCain that his stacks of money if laid end to end would total 23,295 miles.



A length almost equal to the circumference of the Earth;








A length equal to 3,398 Marianas Trenches;









A length equal to 15 Great Walls of China;







A length equal to 84,594 Sears Towers;








A length equal to 4,239 Mount Everests;







A length equal to 21,391,304 Clarence Thomas's.







A powerful set of visuals are they not?

Here is where the concept of white privilege becomes especially valuable. Yes, while Tim Wise and others have done a wonderful job of speaking to the dynamics of white privilege as they relate to the Obama-McCain contest, there is one fact which has gone overlooked in these conversations. White privilege is spoken of as an advantage in day to day life. It is an asset. It is what is commonly described as an unearned "wage," one both psychological and material for White Americans. White privilege is invisible but real. It is valued but denied. It has a worth both in terms of how it smooths over the edges of life while it simultaneously goes denied. White privilege is present and known, but it is also invisible, a trait which explains why so many cannot name white privilege, but simultaneously cling so feverishly to it...and defend it even when it is against their immediate, material, self-interests.

White privilege is more than a wage or advantage, and as I write elsewhere (another hint as to my government name) it is a debit, a charge against those who are not White. It is a monthly withdrawal against the account, against your worth, against your assets be you a person of color or a less than fully empowered (and invested) White person.

If you accept this premise, that whiteness is a charge, in this case against Obama's blackness, we can begin to understand the uphill battle faced by Barack Obama's campaign in winning the hearts and minds of "average" voters.

Annually, a series of surveys is conducted that ask white respondents, "how much would it cost for you to permanently become a black person?" In essence, these surveys are asking, "how much is your whiteness worth to you?" Consistently, the agreed upon number is 1 million dollars. Yes, 1 million dollars for white respondents to become black. The numbers disguise an equally troubling set of facts, although not entirely unexpected, that in these surveys there is a wide range of value assigned to whiteness depending on how the question is asked.

For example, if white respondents are specifically asked, "how much would you have to be paid in order to become a black American?" the answer is only 5,000 dollars. Why? because of an unwillingness to admit that black Americans have legitimate grievances in the present, and that white Americans have some culpability and responsibility to and for these inequalities (of note: in this first wave of questions white respondents are so insensitive to the realities of race that by comparison, to give up television would require a 1 million dollar payout).

When the questions are accompanied by facts about racism, the number shoots up to 500,000 dollars for whites to become black (Isn't the truth a bitter pill?). When the question is abstract, i.e. set in a fictional country where white respondents are asked if they want to be in the "minority" or "majority" given the facts presented, whites value "in-group" membership at 1 million dollars.

In total, this range of responses highlights just how far Barack Obama is lagging behind John McCain in the presidential contest.

Again, let's convert these dollar values into debits which count against Obama's huge lead in resources.

If we make a conservative estimate that 5 million White voters will not vote for Obama under any circumstance, but value their whiteness at the ranges noted above, how much distance is "charged" against Barack Obama's lead?

However counted, the debit is a large, if not an insurmountable one.

Let's consider for the purposes of our exercise that there are 5 million white voters (a conservative estimate) who will not support Obama under the scenario above:

If these voters value their Whiteness at 5,000 dollars this is equal to 2.4 million miles (where the formula is 5,000 dollars X 6 inches X 5 million people divided by 63,360 inches in a mile). By comparison, the distance from the Earth to the moon averages 236,000 miles. The total amount debited against Obama's lead in distance is equal to 1o times the distance from the Earth to the moon.


If these voters value their Whiteness at 500,000 dollars then McCain's distance is 237 million miles. This is a distance great enough to reach the planet Mars.






If these voters value their Whiteness at 1,000,000 dollars then MCain's total distance is 474 million miles, which is almost five times the distance from the Earth to the Sun.


Barack Obama, with his now paltry by comparison sum of 23,295 miles worth of money, is running against the tide, uphill, with cement shoes on, after eating a bowl of cheap Stop and Shop pasta. This distance my friends in one hell of an obstacle, one that may be insurmountable. Imagine if you will, 5 million voters free to you, a cushion against your opponent. This is McCain's secret weapon. It isn't Palin, or ingenious commercials, or Rush Limbaugh. It is credit in the bank. It is white privilege in the bank...currency to use as a hedge against your opponent. Damning, yes. True, yes. But remember, knowledge is power. Now my friends, what do we do about it?

Monday, September 22, 2008

Euphemisms for Naming White Folk: 4 Names Away from 60!


Much love to Vee at the site Scritch and Scratch for feeling inspired enough to create this wonderful, and quite appropriate, cartoon in honor our our contest. Their work is on point: sharp, incisive, and smart.

Now, for the update, we are 4 entries away from the 60 names needed to 1) beat the over/under and 2) help exorcise White America of the hold the unspoken word has on it.

What entry is the most creative so far?

1. Values voter
2. Heartland
3. Mainstream voter
4. Hard-working Americans
5. Lunch pail voters
6. Soccer moms
7. Walmart Moms
8. Nascar Dads
9. Blue collar
10. Regular Americans
11. Real Americans
12. The Base
13. Culture War voters
15. Palin's Army
16. Joe Six Pack
17. Joe Lunch Pail
18. Hockey Mom/Hockey moms
19. American Workers
20. Work Force
21. Regular Folks
22. Ma and Pa Kettle
23. My (or your) neighbors
24. Average American Voter
25. Rural Voters
26. Non-elitists
27. My accountant
28. Small Town Voters
29. The Woman Vote
30. Middle America
31. Americans
32. American People
33. Good hard-working people
34. Working Class voter
35. The Nascar Vote
36. Midwestern Voters
37. Suburban Voters
38. White Collar Voters
39. Main Street
40. Wall Street
41. New Englanders
42. Southerners
43. All-American Girls/Boys/All-American
44. The latte voters
45. Dogwalking voters
46. The Recycling bloc
47. Folks in the heartland
48. Decent, hard-working people
49. Christians
50. God-fearing Americans
51. The people who want to have a beer with the sort of candidate who might like to have a beer with them
52. Reagan Democrats
53. One of us
54. Undecideds
55. Scrappy
56. Bubba Voters

Sarah Palin Watch: Are You Just Happy to See Me or Is that a Banana/Tube of Lipstick in Your Pocket?



I just have to state the obvious, how much more phallic can this picture be? And to paraphrase Freud, when is a cigar just a cigar? And when is it something else all together? Doesn't she appear to be filled with awe and desire as she looks up at that mighty powerful tube of lipstick? Frankly, her facial expression almost makes me feel like I am intruding on a private moment of sorts...

For those so inclined, how would you caption this photo?

Who knows? Maybe Sarah Palin needs a little bit of the Ladies Man aka Mr. Leon Phelps in her life?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Euphemisms for Naming White Folk: Sunday Night Tally

The count just keeps growing, and growing, and growing and growing...now at 54. Six more to go!

This is actually quite sad in a way, and you know we are going to have to do a "how many ways to name black people without naming black people list." And yes, it will probably be much much shorter a list.

1. Values voter
2. Heartland
3. Mainstream voter
4. Hard-working Americans
5. Lunch pail voters
6. Soccer moms
7. Walmart Moms
8. Nascar Dads
9. Blue collar
10. Regular Americans
11. Real Americans
12. The Base
13. Culture War voters
15. Palin's Army
16. Joe Six Pack
17. Joe Lunch Pail
18. Hockey Mom/Hockey moms
19. American Workers
20. Work Force
21. Regular Folks
22. Ma and Pa Kettle
23. My (or your) neighbors
24. Average American Voter
25. Rural Voters
26. Non-elitists
27. My accountant
28. Small Town Voters
29. The Woman Vote
30. Middle America
31. Americans
32. American People
33. Good hard-working people
34. Working Class voter
35. The Nascar Vote
36. Midwestern Voters
37. Suburban Voters
38. White Collar Voters
39. Main Street
40. Wall Street
41. New Englanders
42. Southerners
43. All-American Girls/Boys/All-American
44. The latte voters
45. Dogwalking voters
46. The Recycling bloc
47. Folks in the heartland
48. Decent, hard-working people
49. Christians
50. God-fearing Americans
51. The people who want to have a beer with the sort of candidate who might like to have a beer with them
52. Reagan Democrats
53. One of us
54. Undecideds

Saturday, September 20, 2008

On White Privilege and Tim Wise-Open Thread



There is some fun coming up Monday, but we reasoned this could be useful and appropriate as a primer. I also saw Tim Wise on Thursday at a local university (another hint as to my location) where he spoke about race, politics, and white privilege at the first year convocation. But, as I often say about whiteness studies, at times this "discipline" commits the same oversight of power that it is ostensibly challenging. Because even as whiteness studies "fights" white racism and white privilege, white folk are still at the center of the conversation, and it can become a communal therapy session that really accomplishes little. But again, you know I am biased in my feelings towards guilty liberal types and others.

Random thought number 1: how many Cornel West tapes has Tim Wise studied?



Random thought number 2: those women at the 13 second mark are looking really hungry for some Cornel Socratic dialogue/foundations of American prophetic pragmatic loving aren't they?

For those not in the know, anti-racist, scholar, and author, Tim Wise--what a cool name, by the way--has published a piece on race and the presidential election that has gone viral and is causing some more conservative (and other myopically challenged) White folks to engage in hysterical denial. Read the article, but make sure to read the comments section as well: truly priceless examples of the power of denial.

Let's begin:

And you know, just thinking aloud, while a clear homage to Peggy McIntosh's White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, I also think Time Wise was reading our Niggaro Universe posts as he wrote the following piece, and that we deserve proper attribution.

This is Your Nation on White Privilege

September 13, 2008, 2:01 pm

By Tim Wise

For those who still can’t grasp the concept of white privilege, or who are constantly looking for some easy-to-understand examples of it, perhaps this list will help.

White privilege is when you can get pregnant at seventeen like Bristol Palin and everyone is quick to insist that your life and that of your family is a personal matter, and that no one has a right to judge you or your parents, because “every family has challenges,” even as black and Latino families with similar “challenges” are regularly typified as irresponsible, pathological and arbiters of social decay.

White privilege is when you can call yourself a “fuckin’ redneck,” like Bristol Palin’s boyfriend does, and talk about how if anyone messes with you, you'll “kick their fuckin' ass,” and talk about how you like to “shoot shit” for fun, and still be viewed as a responsible, all-American boy (and a great son-in-law to be) rather than a thug.

White privilege is when you can attend four different colleges in six years like Sarah Palin did (one of which you basically failed out of, then returned to after making up some coursework at a community college), and no one questions your intelligence or commitment to achievement, whereas a person of color who did this would be viewed as unfit for college, and probably someone who only got in in the first place because of affirmative action.

the post continues here...

What do you think? How much does white privilege impact the election? Does it or does it not? Is there such a thing as white privilege? Are there multiple white privileges and not one privilege? Are there black, brown, or people of color privileges? If so what are they? Frankly and being provocative, can White folk be anti-racist? Can they work against racism? Generalizing, can men be feminists? Can straight people work against heterosexism? Or can they try and ultimately always fail because their/our hands are always dirty? Do you buy Tim Wise's argument? Is he sincere or is he pandering and working an angle? Is he a con man of sorts? Or is he a brother in the struggle, a man down like John Brown?

Friday, September 19, 2008

Euphemisms for Naming White Folk: Update 2

Now at 40 names! Can we get to 60? Do any of you sense a collective release by America's racial id as we name that which cannot be named? Is our therapy working at all?

1. Values voter
2. Heartland
3. Mainstream voter
4. Hard-working Americans
5. Lunch pail voters
6. Soccer moms
7. Walmart Moms
8. Nascar Dads
9. Blue collar
10. Regular Americans
11. Real Americans
12. The Base
13. Culture War voters
15. Palin's Army
16. Joe Six Pack
17. Joe Lunch Pail
18. Hockey Mom/Hockey moms
19. American Workers
20. Work Force
21. Regular Folks
22. Ma and Pa Kettle
23. My (or your) neighbors
24. Average American Voter
25. Rural Voters
26. Non-elitists
27. My accountant
28. Small Town Voters
29. The Woman Vote
30. Middle America
31. Americans
32. American People
33. Good hard-working people
34. Working Class voter
35. The Nascar Vote
36. Midwestern Voters
37. Suburban Voters
38. White Collar Voters
39. Main Street
40. Wall Street

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Euphemisms for Naming White Folk Contest: the Tally So Far

The contest is heating up it seems! So far we have the following euphemisms for saying "White" or signaling "Whiteness" without speaking the word which cannot be named. I will add one more myself, "Good hard-working people." So far we have:

1. Values voter
2. Heartland
3. Mainstream voter
4. Hard-working Americans
5. Lunch pail voters
6. Soccer moms
7. Walmart Moms
8. Nascar Dads
9. Blue collar
10. Regular Americans
11. Real Americans
12. The Base
13. Culture War voters
15. Palin's Army
16. Joe Six Pack
17. Joe Lunch Pail
18. Hockey Mom/Hockey moms
19. American Workers
20. Work Force
21. Regular Folks
22. Ma and Pa Kettle
23. My (or your) neighbors
24. Average American Voter
25. Rural Voters
26. Non-elitists
27. My accountant
28. Small Town Voters
29. The Woman Vote
30. Middle America
31. Americans
32. American People
33. Good hard-working people

I initially thought the over under would be 40/60...as it creeps up there I am thinking 50's or 60's. Keep the names coming!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

It's the Economy Stupid!!!

At the end of President Bush’s first term, I had a huge argument with a good friend who is an investment banker in Paris. He thought it was absurde of me to think that Bush would be elected for a second term: “The entire world knows that the Bush boy is an imbécile! The American people will never repeat their mistake.” My response to him was to snicker.

“Look, it is a question of self-interest,” he continued. “Your economy is fragile and everyone is jumping from the dollar to the euro. Bush is destroying your economy.” Oh, Europeans. Needless to say, my friend was dumbfounded when the election results were announced. (I won’t even try to describe his reaction when we failed to “rebel” as a result of the voter fraud.)

Four years later, the same friend has moved to New York City with his family. He is excited about being in the United States at such “a historical moment.” His eight year-old is asking if he can join me in the voting booth. “The election of Obama will bring the United States into the 21st century,” my friend proclaims. “It will invigorate America’s credibility with the rest of the world.” When I tell him that I doubt that Obama will actually be elected, he directs the word “imbécile” at me. Cynical, maybe. Imbécile, I am not.

It may be possible to excuse Americans for not realizing how quickly the dollar is losing value. But, it should be obvious to everyone that our economy is in even worse shape than it was four years ago. People have been out of work for so long that they are no longer showing up in the unemployment statistics. Families are being kicked out of their homes unable to pay their mortgage costs. At this point, even the upper-echelons of our society are hurting. Major investment banks are being sold as if they are tenement homes in the inner-city. The sellers are happy to get whatever they can.

With the economy spiraling downward, support for the McCain-Palin team surges forward. McCain and Palin have yet to even fully acknowledge the predicament that we are in as a nation.

What does the future hold for us?


Chauncey DeVega says: How Many Ways Can the Mainstream Media Avoid Using the Word "White?" or Alternatively Entitled: Euphemisms for Naming White Folk



Let us count the ways...

One of the most striking features of the 2008 Presidential Campaign has been the way that pundits, critics, and many in the public have avoided speaking truth to power, of naming the obvious: This election is about White America and its role in an increasingly "post-racial" world. Perhaps, it is the result of a myopic and twisted understanding of "colorblindness" where the very act of naming race as a social fact is itself considered "racist." Maybe, it is a result of an anxiety wherein actually talking about White America, and how White racial identity will influence voting decisions, is dangerous because it destroys the myth of a colorblind America (a myth which should have been shattered to this point by the pathetic pandering of the Democratic Convention, and the unapologetic White Nationalism on display at the Republic Convention).

This fear of saying "White," and/or of naming "whiteness" in our public discourse is a type of mental illness. Naming race, or more appropriately the fear of doing so, is like the elephant sitting in the corner of the room taking a crap on the carpet while you are trying to have a dinner party: this is the absurdity, everyone knows the elephant is there, but they are desperately trying to ignore it. So let's call a spade a spade--do you like that Oscar Wildesque wordplay?--and name what we are seeing. Wow! Sometimes I am so easily impressed with myself.

As a humanitarian act, we respectable negroes are going to conduct an intervention where we help to cure White America of this problem. In this treatment, taken right out of the DSM-IV, we are going to list of all the ways to say "White" or to signal "whiteness" without actually using those words. To that end we are going to keep a running list of these terms and phrases and update it each week.

To begin, here are some softballs:

1. Values voter
2. Heartland
3. Mainstream voter
4. Hard working Americans
5. Lunchpail voters
6. Soccer moms

I especially like this new phrase which I heard last week on Fox News:

1. Walmart Moms

Our respectable negro readers, friends, allies, and family members, please help cure White America of this pathology by adding to our running tally. We must name that which does not want to be named if we are to help cure the sickness afflicting America's racial id.

Here is my prediction for our tally come November, I say less than 40 or over 60 for the total number of names on our final Euphemisms for Naming White Folk list. And I will throw in a prize for the best and/more most obscure and creative name or phrase...something from my own personal library for understanding the ways of white folk.

What is your guess for the total? And what are some more words and phrases to be added?

A Communal Project: We are Respectable Negroes and Free Darko Present the All Time Presidential Candidate One on One 21 Tournament

We respectable negroes like making friends.

Accordingly, Gordon has come up with a devious, and ingenious exercise with our colleagues at Free Darko:

Welcome to the All-Time Presidential Candidate one-on-one 21 Tournament, a singular event over 150 years in the making. What makes this tournament so special? All of the participants ran for president either as Democrats or as Republicans (a criteria that has rankled a number of 3rd party candidates). Many of the participants actually made it to the White House, but some never even made it out of their party’s primaries. The games are governed by standard 21 rules: maximum 3 free-throws after a made basket, players go back to 11 if they score more than 21 points, no out of bounds, only blatant fouls, traveling, and double dribbles called.

Good stuff huh? Presidential candidates fighting it out in a NCAA style tournament--I wish our real electoral politics were as exciting. The first round has just concluded. Were there any surprises or upsets? Who will be Cinderella story? What candidates are the "dark horses"--I love that word by the way--Did they rise to victory?

And for those of you not in the know, if you like us respectable negroes, you are probably going to love Free Darko.

Monday, September 15, 2008

We Can Finally Exhale: The Rift Between Our Universe and the Niggaro Universe has been Closed



It was a hell of a week wasn't it? I don't know exactly what happened because my memories are a bit fuzzy. Earlier today I received a phone call from Dr. Ronald Mallett, physicist at the University of Connecticut, and a fellow respectable negro. For those of you not in the know, this brother is working on time travel and is definitely a first ballot entry into the Ghetto Nerd Hall of Fame.

On the phone, Brother Mallett proclaimed: "Chauncey, I got the answer! I can close the Niggaro rift!" I was so confused I didn't get what he was talking about...I rattled off some nonsense about Black Republicans and being a Rush Limbaughesque news commentator. Thank god, Brother Mallet calmed me down, he simply said, "everything is gonna be alright, everything is gonna be alright."

It seems that Brother Mallet had been working on this problem for years and had actually anticipated that the Large Hadron Collider would tear a hole into the Niggaro Universe. His solution was simple. Brother Mallet decided to simply figure out the ratio of dark matter to "normal" matter in the Niggaro Universe and to send a heavy proton beam into that universe on an inverse frequency. This would create a unitary function that would in turn nullify the effects of the Niggaro Universe, and in turn, close the rift.

In essence, Dr. Mallet computed the inverse function of the unified field theory which was operative in the Niggaro Universe and found a way to send energy which would vibrate at the exact wave function necessary to close the convergence. I was utterly confused by his explanation. But, I intimately understood his formula:

The Foundational Matrix: The Time Haters



Variable 1: Call Me Mr. Tibbs!



Variable 2: Brother Bruce Lee



Variable 3: Some P-Funk



Radiation added: So Black and Cool it Glows



Isotope 1: Pryor's Genius



Isotope 2: Redd Foxx's Genius



Compound Zero: Ol'Dirty is Undefinable



Base 1: Dignity



Base 2: Pride



For the closing explosion--

Anti-Matter 1: Damn!



Anti-Matter 2: Even More Damn!!!



Matter 1: Genius



Matter 2: Use the Force!


Matter 3: Rakim Knows All



Matter 4: Too Cool


So that Our Universe Can Prepare the Niggaro Universe to be Conquered--Heavy Protons: Brother Malcolm



Thank you, thank you, thank you again, Brother Mallet for finding a way to get We Respectable Negroes back on track. I know we will be hearing from you again, but in the short term, let's get back to our task of exposing stupidity and foolishness wherever we may find it.

Conflict with the Niggaro Universe has renewed us. My respectable negroes and white allies, we are now ready to return to battle! In return for your dedication we promise you glory:

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Niggaro Universe Proclaims: Democrats’ Support for Liberal McCain Proves That They Put Country Last!

****Because of the hole in the space time continuum created by the Large Hadron Collider, the Niggaro Universe has overwritten the universe of We Are Respectable Negroes. Scientists are diligently working to correct this problem, and it should be rectified in the next few days. For now, because of the influence of this alternate reality things are changed. Our Barack Obama is now "Barack O'Bama," a white Republican, Sarah Palin is a black Democrat, Joe Biden is Joe Biden but just a Republican, and John McCain is a maverick, Democratic populist. Zora, Gordon, and Chauncey have been replaced by their doppelgangers from the Niggaro Universe. They are the same, yet different. If you too have been changed by the disruption of the space time continuum do not feel obligated to resist. Instead, indulge your new self until this Crisis on Negro Earths is remedied****


Quick thought experiment: Imagine that a Republican candidate had graduated at the bottom of his class. Be honest—such a Republican wouldn’t be able to sniff the presidency, not in a million years; yet the last two Democratic candidates, George W. Bush and now John McCain, have a proven record of mediocrity. They only got ahead because of their daddies. Call it affirmative action by nepotism.

Republicans produce proud candidates who forge their own paths. Consider Republican war hero John Kerry, whose stellar combat record was shamelessly savaged by the liberal media during his 2004 Presidential campaign.

But let’s look more closely at media darling John McCain.

Fact: Hothead McCain graduated 5th from the bottom of is class at the Naval Academy.

Fact: After reaping the benefits of being the son and grandson of admirals, McCain crashed five planes. Five!!!!

Fact: McCain dated strippers.

Fact: McCain recorded 32 propaganda films for the Viet Cong. In these tapes, he condemned America. And he has the absolute gall to question our doubts about his patriotism?

Fact: McCain divorced his first wife once she was crippled, but not before he started cheating on her with Cindy.

Fact: McCain again benefited from nepotism when Cindy’s father—himself a crook, by the way—hired McCain to his beer distribution company.

Fact: McCain was a member of the Keating 5 and was proven to be not a maverick, but an entrenched corrupt Washington insider.

Fact: McCain called his wife a “cunt” in public.

Fact: McCain has several questionable radical associates.

Fact: McCain claims to be for the people, but he and his zillionaire wife, with her $300,000 outfits and half a million dollar credit card charges, don’t even know how many houses they own. And they want to call the O’Bamas elitist?

What all of this adds up to is that we can learn a lot from the judgment and the character of Democrats who have chosen McCain to lead their party and our country. What does it say about Democrats that they have fawned over a traitorous dimwit with an overblown military record? What does it day that they back a gigolo who has never had to do an honest day of work in his life due to his daddy, granddaddy, and daddy-in-law? What does it say that he exhibits the lack of family values that those on our side exalt over all?

Because the radical, angry leftist media refuses to tell the truth about this man’s character and past, it is up to us, the righteous conservative warriors on radio and on the internet, to let the American people know the truth!

The Nigarro Universe Proclaims: "Quota Queen" Sarah Palin's ABC Interview is More Proof that Affirmative Action Has Failed All Americans

****Because of the hole in the space time continuum created by the Large Hadron Collider, the Niggaro Universe has overwritten the universe of We Are Respectable Negroes. Scientists are diligently working to correct this problem, and it should be rectified in the next few days. For now, because of the influence of this alternate reality things are changed. Our Barack Obama is now "Barack O'Bama," a white Republican, Sarah Palin is a black Democrat, Joe Biden is Joe Biden but just a Republican, and John McCain is a maverick, Democratic populist. Zora, Gordon, and Chauncey have been replaced by their doppelgangers from the Niggaro Universe. They are the same, yet different. If you too have been changed by the disruption of the space time continuum do not feel obligated to resist. Instead, indulge your new self until this Crisis on Negro Earths is remedied****



The We Are Respectable Negroes News Network in conjunction with the Super Excellence in Broadcasting Station and Uncle Chauncey El Limbo O'Reilly DeVega brings you our Friday Talking Points Memo:

While the liberal media and the McCain campaign cry foul over the phrase "lipstick on a pig," Sarah Palin, Democratic Candidate for VP was preparing for her television interview with ABC News.

After watching the interview I can now see why the Libs were so desperate to make sure that Sarah Palin was "comfortable," was going to do the interview at a "time and place of her own choosing," and when the media was going to be "deferential" to her.

The Democrats don't need to be worried about O'Bama's joke about lipsticks and pigs, when in fact they have said much much worse. After watching the Palin debacle, the folksy phrase the Democrats need to be worried about is one I learned from my grandma: You Can't Polish a Turd!

While we know that Palin's selection as VP is the product of identity politics on the Left, this need to put a black and female face on their ticket in order to win over their base and to shore up their liberal credentials, still shocks me. I remain amazed out how they couldn't find someone who is actually qualified for the position of vice president. Is there not one person of color in the Democratic Party with the ability to step up and take the reigns as Vice President?

If one were to watch Palin and imagine her as president, with the authority to make important decisions which impact our nation and the world, the picture that would be painted would be truly frightening:

1. Palin would have us at war with Russia. Assuming she knows where Georgia is, she actually believes that the United States should deploy military force against a country with thousands of nuclear warheads to protect Georgia? Excuse me, Georgia? A small country of marginal geopolitical influence, and one that is certainly not worth a nuclear war.

2. Israel. I will say it again Israel. Miss Earmark Palin would cede our national interests to another country. Palin it seems would give Israel a blank check to do as it wishes with the full assurance that the United States would back their play. Are you kidding me? Does Palin know anything about international relations and the fact that countries are self interested actors? Accordingly, you never cede your authority to another country because it is rarely in your favor.

3. The Bush Doctrine. God bless Charles Gibson for throwing Palin a lifeline. In watching her fumble for an answer I almost felt bad for her. Watching her it reminded me of the scene in the movie Caddyshack where Chevy Chase is trying to teach Bill Murray how to golf and he's kind of saying, "You're not, you're not ..." And he's standing behind him and he's trying to -- and he says, "You're not good." Palin's performance resonates with me and reminds me of that scene because frankly, she's just not good.

4. The Bush Doctrine point 2. Palin clearly didn't know what the Bush Doctrine is. I will repeat it, this woman, this affirmative action hire, doesn't have a basic knowledge of foreign relations. Yet, she is going to be one heartbeat away from the presidency. Am I the only one scared to death by this? As Palin fumbled through her answer it was striking how unqualified she is and how this whole thing came about within the Democratic Party. I think it really goes back to the fact that nobody had the guts to stand up and say no to a black woman. Ironically, these liberal policies, this policy of playing identity politics over merit is going to end up strangling liberals too.

5. Palin on Foreign Affairs again. Watch the video of Palin again. For your own sake, and because I don't want you to believe that I have convinced you of this fact, please watch her interview on ABC a second time. If you do, you will see the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee wandering aimlessly in desperate hope for a cogent thought. Again, if Sarah Palin were Caucasian, they would have taken this woman out on the basis of pure ignorance long ago.

6. Hubris. Did Palin even know what the definition of hubris is? Clearly, we see why she needed six years and four colleges to earn a Bachelor's degree.

America we are at a real cross-roads with this election. On one hand you have Barack, a real visionary, the American success story, a young man of destiny and vision. On the other hand, you have a party that has insulted the intelligence of the American people. The Democrats think you are stupid America! They think that black people and women will vote for Sarah Palin just because of her gender and her skin color. The Democrats are doubly insulting because they think that by trotting out a woman who uses her family as a prop that they can win votes. This is sad, sad, sad.

Sometimes we have to swallow a bitter pill. I feel sorry for Sarah Palin and I mean this sincerely from my heart. She is clearly over matched and under qualified for the job she has been offered. It is because of this very reason that I am against affirmative action and quotas. These programs hurt the very recipients of the programs by putting them in positions for which they are under prepared and ill equipped. Palin is the product of set-asides and special privileges. Her whole career has been the result of someone opening a door for her and lifting her up. Not once has she ever had to pull herself up by her bootstraps, not once!

The America we Republicans love, the America of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson is one where you make it on your own. The America we Republicans love is that of Martin Luther King Jr., one where you are judged by the content of your character and the strength of your ideas. This is not Sarah Palin and the Democratic Party's America. No, their country is one of special privileges, quotas, and affirmative action.

Sadly, Palin's interview showed us just where those policies will lead us.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Niggaro Universe Proclaims: Sarah Palin -- A Radical, Welfare Queen Who is Out-of-Touch with Mainstream America

****Because of the hole in the space time continuum created by the Large Hadron Collider, the Niggaro Universe has overwritten the universe of We Are Respectable Negroes. Scientists are diligently working to correct this problem, and it should be rectified in the next few days. For now, because of the influence of this alternate reality things are changed. Our Barack Obama is now "Barack O'Bama," a white Republican, Sarah Palin is a black Democrat, Joe Biden is Joe Biden but just a Republican, and John McCain is a maverick, Democratic populist. Zora, Gordon, and Chauncey have been replaced by their doppelgangers from the Niggaro Universe. They are the same, yet different. If you too have been changed by the disruption of the space time continuum do not feel obligated to resist. Instead, indulge your new self until this Crisis on Negro Earths is remedied****

The face of Sarah Palin has grinned from the cover of every major news publication since she was announced as the Democratic, vice-presidential nominee. That she is clearly supported by the liberal media shows once again how out of touch they are with mainstream American values. What is the basis of their support? Palin’s speech at the Democratic convention showed little more than that she is photogenic and adept with words. What do we really know about Sarah Palin?

While there is little known about Sarah Palin’s career before she formally entered politics, we do know that she spent significant time as a “community organizer” for an extremist, Christian fundamentalist sect. A former Catholic with a history of marijuana use and a record of dating strippers, Palin was converted to the evangelical perspective by a boyfriend when she was a teenager. Her academic records indicate that she was kicked out of four community colleges across several states for poor academic performance and for behavioral issues related to religious intolerance. She finally managed to get a degree in Communications from the University of Idaho through their fast-track, affirmative action program.

Those who are close to Palin share that she married her husband, Todd Palin, when she found herself pregnant with their first child. While Palin has consistently described herself as “a strong, black woman,” it seems that she had no problem turning to the state for welfare handouts while her husband demonstrated his own lack of ambition by spending his days fishing and playing basketball. Palin’s affirmative action education proved useless in helping her find meaningful employment.

Sarah Palin came to the attention of Democratic operatives in her home state of Alaska when her welfare benefits were eventually cut off. Outraged, she demanded that the state support her pro-choice perspective to have more babies than she and her husband were able to support. In asserting her sense of entitlement, she proved herself able to rally the support of others who shared her radical views. Democrats saw an opportunity in Wasilla’s growing evangelical community and tapped Palin to run in the town’s mayoral election. Even Democrats, however, were surprised when she won.

As mayor, Palin quickly found that the most lucrative welfare benefits to be had were in the form of government earmarks designed to circumvent the merit-based allocation process and curtail the ability of the Executive Branch to properly manage funds. Palin took the title of “Welfare Queen” to an all new level when she secured record level earmarks for her cronies. The Democratic leadership found her to be more useful than they had ever imagined and began making long-term plans for her. Leaders within her extremist, Christian sect also found Palin to be useful. Believing that he had a direct line of communication to God, Palin adopted Pastor Kalnins as both her religious counselor and her political adviser. Pastor Kalnins and other sect leaders were able to mobilize a voting block for Palin by preaching that their members would be condemned to” a lake of burning fire” if they did not cast their vote for her. (It is reported that one of Palin’s early election slogans was Cast Your Vote for Palin or Be Cast Into Hell!)

Sarah Palin made history on Dec. 4, 2006, when she took office as the first African-American woman to hold the position of state governor. Since taking office, her top priorities have been what she has termed “resource development.” It turns out that this is just a fancy phrase for milking the federal government and directing resources to her pet projects. Others like her include Marion Berry and Kwame Kilpatrick. While Berry and Kilpatrick were eventually exposed for the ghetto figure-heads that they were, Palin has been able to effectively fuse her minority status together with her gender to create a protective shroud against criticism. Comments pointing out the truth are rallied back as sexist and racist. This tactic is so successful that the Democratic presidential nominee is now using her as his personal mouth piece. In spite of her new status as a media darling, Sarah Palin is simply a fast talker who can’t be trusted.

Sarah Palin touts herself as a leader with “executive” experience. Even if we set aside the fact that she defers to a store-front preacher with no political background and that her rise in politics was the result of an affirmative action fast track, there is still the matter of her family. Throughout her personal pursuit of political gain, she has given birth to no less than five children. It seems that family planning and personal responsibility are basics that Palin has chosen to ignore.

Palin’s oldest son and daughter carry the sins of their mother – Hezekiah is addicted to crack and La’Shawnda is unmarried and pregnant. Not surprisingly, Palin has expressed not an ounce of shame about her children’s difficulties. Instead, she is parading her daughter’s “baby daddy” on the national stage with claims that marriage is imminent. (Insiders report that the “baby daddy” was actually threatened with physical violence by elders within Palin’s religious sect if he refused to participate in the current sham.) Unwilling to help her son through his addiction, Palin has made Hezekiah the government’s problem by forcing him to join the military.

The saddest and most shameful of all is Palin’s neglect of her youngest child, Pooty. Born with developmental disorders, Pooty Palin has been left to the care of his oldest sister while Palin selfishly pursues political power and her husband hangs out on the corner with his basketball “homeboys.” Palin’s short comings as a mother clearly reflect what we can expect from her as one of our nation’s top leaders.

Although we know painfully little about the real Sarah Palin, what we do know is enough to make us all tremble at the thought of her representing the American people. Sarah Palin is an extremist figure who does not reflect our values as a nation.

Sarah Palin? Welfare Queen, yes. American Vice-President, absolutely not!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Niggaro Universe Proclaims: Barack O'Bama-Visionary, Leader, Cut from the Cloth of Ronald Reagan, a Hero, and Future Leader of These United States

****Because of the hole in the space time continuum created by the Large Hadron Collider, the Niggaro Universe has overwritten the universe of We Are Respectable Negroes. Scientists are diligently working to correct this problem, and it should be rectified in the next few days. For now, because of the influence of this alternate reality things are changed. Our Barack Obama is now "Barack O'Bama," a white Republican, Sarah Palin is a black Democrat, Joe Biden is Joe Biden but just a Republican, and John McCain is a maverick, Democratic populist. Zora, Gordon, and Chauncey have been replaced by their doppelgangers from the Niggaro Universe. They are the same, yet different. If you too have been changed by the disruption of the space time continuum do not feel obligated to resist. Instead, indulge your new self until this Crisis on Negro Earths is remedied****


I am disgusted by the attacks on our candidate by the Democratic Party. They say he mocks them, that he is a sexist, that he smears Sarah Palin as being a pig with lipstick. They are afraid of his potential I tell you. They are afraid of his patriotism. They are afraid of what they believe is an impossible dream come to life. O'Bama cannot exist in their America. But I tell you, in our America, in the America of Republicans, there are thousands, millions, tens of millions of little O'Bamas, boys and girls, waiting, yearning, preparing to change America--spurred on by Barack's example, and in their own time ready to make history.

I sit here teary eyed as I think about Barack O'Bama. He is a visionary. He is a true leader. He is experienced. He is ready to lead. America is at a cross roads and fate has blessed us with an amazing leader. While the Democrats would tell you that he is not ready to lead, that he does not have the experience to lead, that he is embroiled in petty local politics, tarred by his associations with "real" Americans, we patriotic, God fearing, heartland, lunch pail voters know differently.

O'Bama is our story. What person doesn't see Ronald Reagan when they hear his voice? Who can't be proud at his amazingly American story? Visualizing this young man in that most American of States, Hawaii, surfing and swimming, embodying even as a child, the wonderful and amazing diversity of peoples, creeds, and places that these United States have to offer.

Barack's life is an American story. He is the product of immigrants who rose from humble beginnings to find success. Barack never complained, never cried foul, never apologized for his life circumstances. Raised by a single mother, reaching out to mentors wherever he could find them, and a God fearing man, he found his way to Harvard University--that most esteemed and elite of institutions. From there, he graduated as president of the Harvard Law Review and went onward to win positions as a representative for the state of Illinois on both the state and national levels. America is amazing. Don't listen to those America haters, those tired "liberals" in the media, those who no longer believe in the hopeful possibilities of America's greatness. Ask them: where else could a man of such humble beginnings find his way to the White House? In what other country could a man raised with the values of the heartland: hard work, distinguished service, educational excellence, and loyalty to family find himself at such a young, age, only 3 months away from the being President of the most powerful country in the world?

Family matters to Republicans. Family matters to Walmart moms, those Americans struggling to do the right thing even when it is easier to do the wrong thing. Family matters to those small town Americans who comprise the beating heart and soul of this country. Family matters to those blue collar Americans who pay their taxes on time, volunteer in their churches, and contribute to their communities through volunteer service.

Family matters to Barack O'Bama. Community matters to Barack O'Bama. When it was easier to go to Wall Street or to a big investment firm, our nominee said, "No!" Instead he went to work as a volunteer in Chicago. When it was easier to run off and make millions in the private sector our nominee said, "No!" Instead, he entered into that most selfless of professions and became an educator. When it was easier to take the public's money as he ran for president our candidate said, "No!" Instead, he said I can stand on my own. This is your, our, America's Barack O'Bama.

Some would say that this story of uplift, of self-help, of pulling yourself up by your bootstraps, the Barack story is a lie, a fantasy, something that we Republicans cling to in our nostalgia. What the Democrats don't understand is how this story is true, it is reality, it lives in every small town, in every entrepreneur, in every child and grandparent of immigrants, in every ancestor of those who arrived on the Mayflower, and in the soul of every child whose parents hail from Latin America, China, or Korea. America works because its citizens believe that it works. America is embodied in men and women like Barack O'bama.

And I won't lie, America is embodied in wonderful and supportive partners and spouses like Michelle Obama, an amazing woman, mother, friend, and I will admit it, because we all need a wall upon which to lean, that rock upon which Obama rests his tired and weary shoulders after he has come home exhausted and tired because he has fought for you, the American people. And how can you not love those beautiful, poised, and charming children? America, Barack is our America. Barack is our family. Barack is you. Barack is me.

Some say America's best years are behind us. Some say we are an imperial country, and Lord I hate that idea because what empire has given the people of the world so much? Has given so much to so many?

No, no, no, no! We are a giving people. We are a righteous people. Barack O'bama, a future world leader, a man that publics around the world are supporting, are rallying to, is the next, greatest, hope, for peace and prosperity. Think about it my fellow Republicans, Barack isn't even elected and the world has anointed him its leader. It is only in this party, a party of great individuals, where men and women rise because of their ability and not because of patronage, where excellence is cultivated, and we are beyond the petty identity politics which would allow a fraud, a hollow hope such as that Sarah Palin to be considered for vice president, that a man like Barack O'Bama could be nominated for president.

Barack, like Reagan, just as he stood before those wonderful Ivory white, Romanesque columns, that magisterial display that was our convention, will anoint a new era. America, following the leadership of this considered, confident, accomplished, and amazingly intelligent young man, will bring young and old together, healing the wounds of petty division, and crossing the divides of party to usher in a new American century. We, us, America, will once again be a beacon shining on the hill for all peoples starved of freedom, for all people who yearn for change, and for all Americans ready to walk forward into another century of American greatness.

Barack O'Bama you are our child of destiny. Barack O'Bama we are indeed lucky to have you as our future president.

The Niggaro Universe Proclaims: All Your Base Are Belong to Us!

I Think I Know What is Going on--The Niggaro Universe is Flooding Into Our Own



The last broadcast on the news said something about multiverse theory. These are the moments where I am thankful that I am such a geek.

Apparently, theoretical physicists have long known that there are all these universes overlapping one another. This isn't really a new idea, we just could never prove it.

Normally, you can't see or interact with these multiple universes except for those vague shadows you sometimes see--you know those shadow people--out of the corner of your eye or for the random sense of de ja vu we all sometimes get. We know something is there but we can't process it...and it can't hurt us. Now, the Hadron Collider has torn open a hole between our universe and another one. The scientists are turning off the Hadron Collider. And they are also using some type of heavy proton beam to accelerate their closing of the rift. But, the catch is that it won't close for a few days at least.

Damn, I hope we can all stay calm long enough for reality to come back to normal.

It seems that the effects are not consistent across the Earth. They seem to be related to our proximity to the Hadron Collider. In Europe things are totally crazy with knights and such running around downtown London. Vikings have apparently been sighted in the North Atlantic. In the U.S., the effects are more random and sporadic for now. But, the authorities are saying the entire world will be impacted by the "Hadron Wave" in a few hours. Let's just hold our breath and try to get through this together.

From what I can figure out from the signals we have received from the different tv stations in the reality that is overlapping ours (that reality knows something is up as well, their Earth is called "Niggaro" and they are as freaked out by this as we are), things are similar but also different. We all exist, but we may change somehow, or be influenced by our peers in the parallel universe. The rules as I have figured out are that most things are the same, so if we stay cool we should be fine. I am concerned because one of the scientists on the EBS said that the Niggaro universe has more dark matter so it may actually overwrite our reality for a time until things equalize and return to normal.

I am deeply disturbed by what I have discovered so far:

1. Obama is a white Republican named O'Bama;
2. Palin is a black woman who is a Democrat;
3. Biden is still the same, but instead is a Republican;
4. McCain is a maverick, populist Democrat.

This is going to be a wild ride...may God have mercy on us all.

The We Are Respectable Negroes News Network Brings You the Following Emergency Announcement



The We Are Respectable Negroes News Network has been asked to make the following announcement.

*****

This is not a test. We repeat this is not a test. This morning the Large Hadron collider in Switzerland was activated for the first time. This machine, which is designed to recreate the effects of the Big Bang, has created a chain reaction that is altering the relationship between space and time.

Scientists from around the world are working on correcting this problem. We advise all citizens, especially those in large cities, to remain in their homes or places of work. The federal government in conjunction with your local authorities are deploying police and National Guardsmen to maintain public order. Again, the Hadron Collider is causing citizens to hear voices, to see objects and people which are not there, and to experience a general sense of confusion and panic. Again, we urge all citizens to remain calm, to stay in their homes, and to follow any and all directions given to them by local, state, and federal authorities.

Your government is here for you and is diligently working to correct this problem. President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have been relocated to secure command centers where they are monitoring the day's developments. The presidential and vice presidential nominees have also been secreted away to secure locations.

More news will be broadcast as it becomes available. Again, you are all urged to remain calm as the world's best scientists are diligently working to correct this problem.

The World is coming Undone, What Type of Madness is this????



Something is really really wrong.

I urge all of you to put on your televisions and radios. I don't know what is really happening, but it is bizarre beyond belief. Luckily, the internet is still working...thank God that is the way the Department of Defense designed it. On television, there are all these images overlapping with the pictures already there. On CNN and Fox, the news is alternating between stuff that makes sense, and information which is totally non-nonsensical. Someone called my landline--thank God I still have one because the cell phones are down--and they were asking how I was doing, but I have no idea who they are, but they seemed to know a great deal about me.

This may sound crazy, but it was almost like I was doing acid again (I wasn't a good boy in college) and I saw all these strange things on the television. I am not kidding! On the news someone was doing a story where Obama was white and a Republican! Then they showed a picture of Sarah Palin and she was a black Democrat! And McCain was a Democrat too! Our reality is coming apart at the seams or something, it is almost like that comic book series Crisis on Infinite Earths with all the different Earth realities collapsing together. Or maybe the first Matrix when Neo wakes up from his dream. Hell, the world is going down the toilet and I am thinking of a comic book and the Matrix Movies. I must be really losing it...

Chauncey DeVega says: The Large Hadron Collider Passes First Test--I Don't Buy It Because Something Seems Wrong Here

The powers that be are saying the Large Hadron Collider worked fine. But I don't believe them.

There is something heavy in the air. It almost smells of ozone. The television and radio are picking up different signals...lots of interference, and signals overlapping one another. I am a bit freaked out. It's surreal, really surreal. This is getting real weird, like something out of a science fiction or Stephen King novel.

Here is the propaganda they are circulating:

Massive particle collider passes first key tests


By ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS, Associated Press Writer

GENEVA - The world's largest particle collider passed its first major tests by firing two beams of protons in opposite directions around a 17-mile (27-kilometer) underground ring Wednesday in what scientists hope is the next great step to understanding the makeup of the universe. After a series of trial runs, two white dots flashed on a computer screen at 10:26 a.m. (0826 GMT) indicating that the protons had traveled clockwise along the full length of the 4 billion Swiss franc (US$3.8 billion) Large Hadron Collider — described as the biggest physics experiment in history.

"There it is," project leader Lyn Evans said when the beam completed its lap.

Champagne corks popped in labs as far away as Chicago, where contributing and competing scientists watched the proceedings by satellite.

Five hours later, scientists successfully fired a beam counterclockwise.

Physicists around the world now have much greater power to smash the components of atoms together in attempts to learn about their structure.

"Well done, everybody," said Robert Aymar, director-general of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, to cheers from the assembled scientists in the collider's control room at the Swiss-French border.

The organization, known by its French acronym CERN, began firing the protons — a type of subatomic particle — around the tunnel in stages less than an hour earlier, with the first beam injection at 9:35 a.m. (0735 GMT).

Eventually two beams will be fired at the same time in opposite directions with the aim of recreating conditions a split second after the big bang, which scientists theorize was the massive explosion that created the universe.

"My first thought was relief," said Evans, who has been working on the project since its inception in 1984. "This is a machine of enormous complexity. Things can go wrong at any time. But this morning has been a great start..."

the lies continue here.