Thursday, September 27, 2007

Tipping?

I've changed my mind. I actually think that Mrs Browne-Sanders is going to lose her case against Isiah and the Knicks. Earlier I thought she had a slam dunk case that was going to really tear apart the Knicks and bring down Isiah but now......

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketWell that ain't to say her story isn't the truth. I wont get into a judgment call cause it seems like its a classic case of he say she say (I heard it through the gravevine, no static got an automatic , too much of anything can make you an addict). However the Knicks have really closed ranks and paraded a slew of staff who have done a number on Browne-Sander's credibility, professionalism and abilities. Mind you most harassment cases go this way but lets just say I think any jury would probably have a bit of doubt now regarding her claims. Also didn't help that this one former intern that Browne Sanders claims slept with Knicks player Stephon Marbury against her wishes came out and said the sex was consensual. Could be a case of big business just buying off or scaring folk into testifying for them or could not be. That said I think she loses the case and Isiah continues grinning.

Yesterday's Toronto Star had an article about Asian-Canadian fishermen who have been recently assaulted up near Sutton (about an hour north of T-dot).

"Typically, young adults drive around in the middle of the night seeking out Asian fisherman standing near piers and bridges. Then they'll push them into the water and sometimes steal or damage their fishing gear."

OK I get it, country folks ain't got nothing better to do right? Ever heard of cable?

Look no matter how they talk about this, its racist plain and simple. Then the police are apparently taking this lightly. That just plays really badly in terms of the image of that community. Plus, they actually have a name for it up there....nippertipping. What the hell? You think folks are animals that you can just randomly walk up to them and throw them in the lake. You think they find this funny? You think randomly assaulting someone in general is funny?

One guy is in hospital because of an incident related to this but they're trying to play it down as oh just a random assault. Come on admit it was racial motivated and deal with this.

And in other actually rather ironic news since I just decried racism against Asian-Candians (and I stand by that stance), China is a racist state ain't it? Makes one wonder why so many Caribbean nations are in bed with these guys. Feel sorry for this yout though.

"The detainees included 22-year-old Joslyn Whiteman, son of Grenada's ambassador. One witness said he saw police grab Mr Whiteman and beat him repeatedly, despite onlookers crying out, "Stop! He's a diplomat!" According to the South China Morning Post, Mr Whiteman spent the night in a hospital with concussion."

It sure is going to be interesting to see how next years Olympics plays out. Maybe we need a new Jesse Owens.

Oh and before I go, I knew there was a reason for this blog. Anyone catch Bill O'Reilly's comments about his visit to a black restaurant in Harlem? Apparently he couldn't get over the fact that there was no difference between this black run restaurant and others in the city. Dude commented "There wasn't one person in Sylvia's who was screaming, '[Expletive], I want more iced tea!' . . . There wasn't any kind of craziness at all."

You know I knew O'Reilly was an idiot but I just think this comment is interesting cause you know he's not the only person who thinks that the only way black folks can communicate is through swearing. Mind you it doesn't help when David Banner goes before congress and swears in his testimony (of course I don't see the point to hearings on rap, I never heard any hearings into violence in Hollywood movies and they make lots more money). Blame the media, blame rappers, blame BET, blame whoever but there are a lot of misguided beliefs about black folk in this society. And its sad. No wonder nooses are back in fashion down south and Chinese are kicking our asses. How long till Cross burning catches on again?

12 comments:

Melody said...

China, Jdid? De whole world!
Anyway, Isaiah has a likeability factor that makes it way difficult for anyone goin' up against him, even if de woman's character and professionalism were flawless. Only they themselves know exactly what happened between dem.

GC said...

I am angry about the fishermen though. It's one thing what the police want to do to you. They are a separate problem, but when private citizens take it upon themselves to menace others who are doing them no harm, things are really wrong in that community.

Why is this Isaiah person always in the news? What else is really going on that we are being distracted from?

Amadeo said...

"Nippertipping" Damn. Did they get bored with cow tipping?

Lene said...

yeah, when i heard that isiah doesn't like it when white people say "bitch", it was a wrap for me. hahaha. seriously though, i feel sorry for that woman, if she is telling the truth. i do know from experience, that isiah can be a slime ball, but when i was in grade five, he saigned my basketball.

those hate crimes up north are disgusting. i feel like going up there with a car load of my people, and busting they ass. like, i want to set a trap, and have my friends jump out the bush. hahahaha. it's just like canada to pretend that everyone is happy and nothing racist ever happens. lame!

Stunner said...

Those people definitely have nothing to do at all! They must be really idle and stupid to be entertaining themselves by harassing people who are going about their own business. Those fishermen need to laywait those idiots and string them up on the fishing lines!

LoveMyselfFirst said...

i'm mad that this Isaiah case is on the news 24-7? Let's keep it real; sexual harassment happens on the regular at work.. I'm not saying that it's not important, but dude ain't that impt to be showing this all the damned time!

Bill O'Reilly makes my stomach turn. He's so pompous and smug. Someone needs to slap some of the teeth loose from his mouth. Idiot.

Brotha Buck said...

"Niggertipping" lol. I may steal that one.

Leon said...

I had no idea the Chinese could be racist. They seemed pretty neutral on the whole race issue. Chances are Saunders was indeed paid off. Why are "developed" countries becoming so racist?

Jdid said...

actually buck it wasnt a spelling mistake it is nippertipping.

Luke Cage said...

I learned something new today brotha J. "nippertipping." Dayum...

Crankyputz said...

Interesting post

inciquay said...

Nippertipping?

How do White people always come up with slang for racial ish but never for anything cool?
Black people don't really have any slang names for other cultures do we? Wigger maybe, cracka never really held up over time and Becky just isn't harsh at all...but leave to White folks to come up with nippertipping - a play on nip, nigger, towel head, etc. SMDH