Monthly Archives: October 2010
|Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill-Time Magazine|
Although I was only a kid when this first happened, I do remember watching the hearings and over the years hearing about this case. When the confirmation hearings were first held, twenty years ago, I remember thinking, ‘ How gross..’ Who would do and say the things that this lady ( Anita Hill) is accusing him of. I also recall hearing views on both sides: ‘ She is lying because she wanted him’…’ She is being used to bring a Black man down..’, or ‘He was a pervert.’.
Fast forward, twenty years later….And, this can of worms has reopened, at the hands of Virginia Thomas, wife of , Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas. Ginny Thomas called Anita Hill (keep in mind that the two have NEVER met) and asked that after all of these years, Ms. Hill should apologize for ‘what she did to her husband..’ PLEASE click the link below…
That brings me to ask one question: IS SHE CRAZY ?! First of all, who makes a call like that after 20 years, and leaves a VOICE MESSAGE ?! If she felt the audacity to make such a request, the very least she should have done is ask for a face to face meeting. Why not, be a real woman and face your husbands’ accuser ? Now, you are probably wondering, whether or not, I believe the accusations that Ms. Hill made against Clarence Thomas. Well, for the record : I BELIEVE EVERY SINGLE WORD !! O.k, we got that out of the way.
I also have to mention the huge change in attitude over this in the last 20 years. I remember vividly hearing people say over and over, ” Why is SHE doing this to him ?” or ‘She must have wanted him.” Now, fast forward 20 years, and those SAME people have switched views and are now very PRO-HILL. What has changed ? I feel that in the early 90′s society and especially the political world were still very MALE dominated. We did not have a woman Secretary of State, nor did we have a woman on the VP Presidential ticket, and talking about ‘things like that’ were still very taboo. But, over the years, we have seen, high school teachers preying on their students, a harsher look at sexual harassment in the workplace, and a call for women to speak out and speak up when they are victimized. Alot has changed in 20 years.
As a young woman, I must admire Ms. Hill for being the ‘voice of a generation’ on this issue. I find it hard to believe that she would put herself through ALL that she has had to endure for the sake of revenge. I think Ginny Thomas is the ONLY one who may think her husband is worth all of that. But, it does make me wonder…if those confirmation hearings were being held today, and Ms. Hill were making those accusations, would Clarence Thomas be sitting on the highest court in the land ?
|Bill O’Reilly on The View|
In case you have not heard ( where have you been ?), but last Thursday on the hit Daytime Talk Show-’ The View’, Bill O’ Reilly made some controversial statements regarding the building of a Muslim Mosque, near ground zero. The statement that it was wrong since ‘Muslims killed us on 911′, caused such rage in co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar, that they got up and walked off of the stage. That move, left a stunned Elizabeth Hasslebeck, and Sherri Shepherd….Barbara WaWa on the other hand…seemed a little ticked. “What just happend, should not have happend,’ said BW. ‘We should be able to sit and have discussions on these topics, without getting enraged.’ After an apology from O’Reilly, the ladies returned to the stage and finished the interview.
Now, the fall out. Ratings for both the O’Reilly Factor (shown on Fox network) and The View shot up this week, with O’Reilly milking his spot on the show and replaying the walk out clip, over and over. Some people thought Joy and Whoopi were right to walk out. Some say they were wrong. Some think Barbara should have stood up more for her co-hosts. On today’s episode, BW and the ladies responded to the incident. Here is what they had to say :
Well, since everyone else has had their say…here goes mine :
1. Don’t ever walk off of the job- In all of the years that I have watched that show,I always admired the fact that these ladies speak their mind, and stand their ground with anyone who encounters them. And, since O’Reilly has been on the show before, they knew what he was like, and it makes it more suprising that they stormed off they way they did. But, maybe that’s why I love them….You just never what to expect, but one thing is for sure…They got guts.
2. Barbara Wa Wa ( and I call her that with love) has spent 50 years interviewing some of the most notorious, controversial, and infamous people of this century and she has always managed to maintain grace in any situation. I could tell by the look on her face, when her co-hosts ( and let’s face it- her employees) walked off the job, that she was not at all happy. When she said, ‘That should not have happend’, in translation, I heard : ‘Joy, Whoopi, get your butt back out here,and do your job !’ I can only imagine, the dressing room meeting after that show.
3. There is a serious lack of understanding on the part of some of us in this country. There was once a time when Black people were the enemy…Then it was the Jews…The Catholics…The Irish…The Mexicans…Now, the Muslims. Oh, this was all in America, by the way. I certainly don’t think that all people should be condemned for the acts of some. Just as Timothy McVeigh or David Koresh should not be reflections of all White people. Who ever heard of condemning an entire race, religion, or creed….Certainly not, in America ?
|The Real Housewives of Atlanta|
I told you they would be back, bold, beautiful, and bitchin’ as ever…The Real Housewives of Atlanta are back on deck !! Nene and her new nose, Kim and her new wig (and, something else was new,but we will get back to that), Kandi has a new man (if you recall, her fiance AJ passed away last season), and Sheree wants to be an Actress…OK….The season premiere introduced the first of the 2 new housewives : Phaedra Parks…She is a far cry from the never ending boredom of Lisa Wu (Keith Sweat’s ex wife) and her ultra handsome hubby Ed..Phaedra is a successful attorney to the stars, very stylish, and smart…and, yes, she just married a man who spent six years in prison. Now, having said that, let me make it clear : I don’t care what you say, that lady is BOSS ! She knew what she was doing, and she did say that there was a PRENUP ! I just can’t be mad at her..Check out the video below, as Kim And Sheree find out about Phaedra’s hubby. But remember, ‘I ain’t mad at her !’
This season, Kim announced that she was Bisexual..last year she was a country singer, was gonna marry ‘Big Poppa the Billionaire’, claimed to have been victimized by NeNe/Lisa/Sheree/the pizza man, and everyone else in the ATL…, and the funny thing is, every time something happens to this female, she runs to OK ! Magazine or US Weekly, for counseling, I guess…Yet, she wonders why Sheree calls her a ‘media whore’…Now, those are Sheree’s words, not mine..wink..
As for Sheree, last year she wanted to be Vera Wang, and now she has aspirations of an Oscar…The award, not a man by that name….Well, let me say, SO DO I !!! Only difference is, I have studied,( and still am) gone on several auditions, done Theater, Television, and Film, and consider Acting my life long dream. But, the reality is, with the ‘fame’ she is getting from the show, who knows…The Wayans Brothers may call…I will keep my fingers crossed !
Nene…I have not forgotten about you…enough has been said about her nose, so I will leave that alone. I am more curious about how she can say that Phaedra is not fabulous, but, Kim and Sheree are ?! I think it sends a poor message on the climate in Atlanta, when a successful businesswoman (who is self made and not capitalizing off her husband), who is well mannered, gracious, and has a great sense of style is NOT considered fabulous, but the ex-wife of an NFL player who let her house get foreclosed, and a single mother who openly dates a married man in front of her children, relies on him for the sole support of her family, while ‘toying’ with a music career IS ?! Maybe we should re-examine that, later in the season.. But, I will say, that was TOO funny when NeNe went off on Dwight !! Not sure if I would have done that at someone else’s party, in a room full of people, but she had to get him…But, don’t forget about NeNe’s husband, Greg, I think he will have some explaining to do in the next few weeks…I am staying tuned for that ! And, Dwight, I never thought I would say this, but, QUIT LYING !!! You did NOT put $ 30,000 into Sheree’s fashion show, nor did u loan Greg $ 10,000 ! Come on Dwight, I am like Greg, now, “Do u have it ?’
Just for laughs click the video of the beating Dwight took from NeNe..
On to DC….the entire Season Finale, dealt with the fake, phony, lying, party crashing, 1970′s limo riding, Michaele and Tareq Salahi…You know, the couple who crashed the White House State Dinner last November…Well, in the episode, Michaele is seen ‘looking’ for her invitation (she knew she didn’t have one) and Tareq informed her that she ‘did not need it.’ Now, I just can’t beat this horse anymore, because we know and they know what they did. But, it was the reaction from the other housewives (especially Cat) that really made it interesting. Stacy tried to be a friend, give them the benefit of the doubt, and a chance to explain, but they basically shut her down. Stacy you are a real friend for at least trying to get through to those grifters… I just can’t wait until the reunion, so they can be put on FULL BLAST, and watch them squirm….
Here is a sneak peek of the Real Housewives of DC Reunion !