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Everything posted by careycarey

  1. "I wish they would stop calling these debates. In an actual debate you need to be able to substantiate a statement" HEllO! These "debates" are more like closing arguments to a jury. The whole set-up reminds me of the adage "The best lawyers are not the ones who submit the most truths and facts, it's the ones who tells the most compelling lies in a truthful and convincing fashion".
  2. I've been reading Leonard Pitts Jr's commentary for several years. Specifically his newspaper column (always loved them). However, not until reading this post, did I know anything else about the man. I certainly didn't know he was Pulitzer prize winner. Giving one's "opinion" in a column is quite different than writing a novel, however, like you Troy,based on his "voice", writing style and his ability to engage me, I will have to check out his latest offering.
  3. Thanks WG870, I love sharing our journey. And I take pride in knowing where I came from and more importantly, I adore sharing the struggles of those who came before us. To that point, I believe it's our responsibility to pass down our journey to this new generation, as those in power continue to "white-wash" our history.
  4. Yes WG540, there is a difference. Homosexuality is not a crime punishable by 30-60 years in prison. It's merely a "sin" by some's definition.
  5. In respect to black soldiers, I've said this before but I'll share again... my great-great-great grandfather fought in the Civil War. Well, actually he was stationed on a small island now known as The Arsenal Island. Listen, I am sure we all have stories of struggle. It's been said that if a man controls your mind, he controls you. I am not the type that blames others for my faults. However, if a person's dreams and hopes are deferred by limited exposure , who's to blame? Maybe no one, because in doing so, we look back and not forward. When I think about the dreams of my grandfather, I know
  6. Troy, I thought Samuel got great reviews for his portrayal of Martin Luther King in Mountain Top? Did you go? Yes, on several occasions Zoe has identified her self as black. It's been a topic of major discussions. In fact, on one site her exact words (a quote) has been posted. In reference to begging for books, don't get me wrong, I was not mad at the authors one bit. It was more of a hobby and a self-challenge than anything else. It was like a challenge to see if my "selling skills" and voice of persuasion were still there. re: Talking and talking, and "group-think". It's been
  7. Cynique, please don't fool yourself into believing (and you're not convincing anyone else) that Nah'Sun points were not well taken by those of us whose views are not biased. On the other hand, I saw your comments as a severe case of DENIAL. Listen, as I see it, Nah'Sun did not run out of words per se, he just got tired of trying to teach an old dog new tricks. I mean, you've admitted to be cynical and some have defined you as "bitter", so what purpose would it serve to continually build a platform for you to run around spewing hater-aid infused envy and jealousy?
  8. Good point Cynique, although I don't believe it's about going for "cheap", it is about star power or at least "bank-ability" and likability, to a large degree. As was the case with Samuel Jackson's participation in Pulp Fiction ( and I believe Bruce Willis), sometimes an actor will take a part for reasons unrelated to their huge salaries. The Simone biopic's budget is around 10 million. That's VERY low by today's standards. Consequently, from the producer's perspective, we can deduce that this is about star power. Going deeper, this film is intended for an overseas audience, which "suppos
  9. Hello, What are some of the AALBC alumni up to these days? Well, I know what this guy does in his spare time. Community Theater. A Tribute to the first black star of American television. Who is the alumni and what character is he playing?
  10. Troy, I meant to add that I believe in TD Jakes. He appears to be a honest man who actually believes in his convictions.. He may be in the elite group of mega-church preachers, however, unlike many of today's pulpit pimps, he is not a "prosperity" preacher in the sense that if you send him 100 dollars, you're promised 1000 back. If he speaks on prosperity, it's generally related to the rewards as defined in the Bible, not monetary rewards. I probably watch his program at least 3 times each week. My lady is one of those so called "church folks". She loves to listen to TD Jakes, Joyce Meye
  11. Troy, there's absolutely no doubt that discussion boards like you have here are much better suited for conversation. In fact, the movie site I mentioned has a terrible format. One cannot edit (ever) and there's now way to respond to a particular comment. And check this, every response is listed first. For instance, the comment that I am now writing, it would appear right after the title of the tread (last in, first listed). Also, there's no paragraph breaks. In short, it's not suited for conversation, however, several long debates do ensue. One such debate--> Zoe Saldana Is Apparently Takin
  12. Troy, I believe it's safe to say last nights debate did "more" to help Romney than Obama, but what is that really saying? As you said, people see what they want to see. And seriously, are these "supposed" undecided voters really undecided? Who are these people that wait until the 11th hour to decide which candidate best suits their interests? At this point of the game, what are they waiting for? If they don't know the issues and each candidates position, something doesn't smell right. I believe they just like the attention, or they just love being contrary. Then again, there could actual
  13. Dang, I didn't make the top 10 (I fell to 11th place). But in reference to the original question of "why", I believe Thumper's absence holds huge weight. He was engaged, funny, original, unpretentious and honest. You always knew he would be there. If one wanted to talk about a book, he probably read it and was ready and willing to talk back. Did things get nasty between him a Kola? Yes, very ugly. Below the belt and low blow to say the least. It got brutally ugly. I tried to stay in the middle of that one. I was cool with both of them. But that was not always the case. Who remembers tha
  14. " I could cast 1,000 votes and it would not make a difference in the out come of the election; Obama still wins NY". Disheartening isn't it. Yeah, and just think, there are several other states that fall in that same category. And if we really wanna uncover voting "unfairness"/discrepancies, look no further than the Electoral College. I was amazed to read when and how that system was developed. On a related note, regardless of a state's population, isn't it interesting that each state has 2 senators? And each of their votes have the same power as senators from states with huge populations
  15. Now now Cynique, don't be so mean. I thought fine black wine mellowed with age? Besides, you know the lick... there's no place like home. And since I was born and raised in this here brier patch, just because your name is now on the door, don't be asking me what brought me back. Just say that you missed me.
  16. Nah'Sun Believe me, from one who has fought many "battles" (arguably over 200) with the duo of Troy and Cynique, you're handling your business. Keep in mind that Cynique will never-ever, no never concede a point. Troy might throw you a bone but not Cynique. She's an expert at clouding the issue and moving the goal post (you've probably noticed that). Anyway, I skimmed over this thread. You've made several valid points but your opposition will never admit to that, so don't be deterred by their indifference. Hold your ground... you're doing a good job.
  17. TROY!!! NO....!!! Stop it! Al Sharpton... seriously? Although I am a fan of the Rev Sharpton, he's not even close to Obama. Sometimes his words are unintelligible and he has been known to "stumble" around. But I have to give it to you.. you picked a good one in TD Jakes. But lyania Vanzant, not. Her messages are poignant but unlike TD Jakes or Obama, her delivery does not appear to come from her heart... which instantly turns me off. And yes, Farrakhan would be in my top 5. But I am surprised you didn't mention Martin Luther King? None of the above possess his command of the English
  18. HOWDY YAWL! Whatsup... what's shakin'... how's it hangin'? It's been a while - huh? Well I just noticed that this portion of the discussion board has been named Cynique's Corner. That's great, she deserved it. Yeah... I remember when. Anyway, I dropped this on the other board but after seeing her name over here, I thought, well hell, let me drop this at her doorstep. Btw, that title is actually my motto. You know, I've danced with the devil (and loved it) and kissed the sky, but today i'm just happy to be alive, hence "What about a time called now"? Okay, here we go, my thoughts on elect
  19. Sorry for the intrusion but HEY HEY HEY... IT'S ME, A FLASH FROM THE PAST, Mr. CareyCarey :-) . Greeting all. It appears I've arrived a little late for this party -- ongoing discussion. However, I only stopped by to gloat . That's right, for those who are new to this site, on several occasions since president Obama took office, Troy, Cynique and a few others have debated our presidents' chances of gaining a second term. Well, on several occasions Cynique and Troy implied it was a done deal. Yep, Troy thought he (Obama) was one and done (I believe he said he wouldn't vote for him). Now, on t
  20. Hi Kola, A few days ago (23rd) I ran across your piece at someone blog. On the same day someone posted a similar article, but they were justifying the "cake" and the artist. So I posted a link to your post. Here's the link. Maybe you'll stop by. http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/fa120ad0-8cf8-11e1-bcc4-123138165f92
  21. Cynique, who suggested any of what you wrote? I was pointing out the fact that each person has his own responsibility when it comes to his or her position in the church. That includes finding the best source available to them (teacher, preacher,mentor, bible study group, etc) to interpret the Bible. My reference to Corinthians was only use to illustrated the fact that everyone in the church, regardless of their position, is not above reproach. So Cynique, again you've let your insecurities take you down a dark alley of skepticism and cynicism. You should be very cautious using the words "mind
  22. I have to step back in on the preachers who "tear their eyes". So again, I have to reference the Bible. If one reads the Bible they would know the position and responsibilities/duties of a Pastor/Preacher/Reverend, or whatever one wishes to call himself. However, just as important are the responsibilities and expectations of the congregation. Listen, if everyone in the church was above reproach, there would not be any need for the church. Heck, one of the books of The Bible is called First Corinthians or 1 Corinthians, it's message was directed at the people who lived in the city of Corinth. T
  23. PURE SILLINESS! Your whole post was a bunch of nonsense! Who are these black people you're referring to? Where have you been? What Black Church have you been walking by? Geeez, you're talking out your ass. I am begining to think you're a white troll.
  24. Wow, what a discussion... Porn, Sex and Religion. Well, as I've journeyed through this thang called life, I've learned that there are a few topics that a person should not touch. I mean, unless a person is prepared for a mountain of "push-back" and controversy, there are some subjects that will surely find them in a heap of trouble. Having said that, and although I've never liked discussing politics, religion or another man's wife, I'm gonna jump in this discussion. See, I was married for 35 years and I learned a few things along the way. Well, first, sex is a very powerful "tool". It can be u
  25. "So Carey has a problem with this board being a place of controversy?" ~ Cynique See Cynique, there you go again. Please excuse me, but I believe I've been a participating member of this board before you even arrived on the scene (long before you graced us with your venom). I've been do this for nearly 12 years, and controversy has followed many of my steps. So baby please, baby please, if you are going to quote me, come straight and save the pandering for another site. Now, what I am saying is IF your words and intentions have the SOLE purpose of causing confusion, bending t
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