Listen, Homey: This Shit Ain’t Cool

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A lot of Americans are saying, “That was so last year. I’m on to the next thing. C’mon, you’re killing us with this Katrina thing.” Well, I’m sorry. People are still struggling, and…will be dealing with the aftermath for years.

–Spike Lee

Because I will only pay for HBO when new episodes of The Sopranos or The Wire come on(a), I won’t be able to watch Spike Lee’s When the Levees Broke in real time.

Instead, I’ll have to wait for one of my hacker-types to put an .mp4 on their DOT.TUNES network(b).

At any rate, I’m sure that all of the great, inventive, riveting rap albums that have come out in the Worst Year Ever(TM) have diverted your attention from the fallout of a little thing called Hurricane Katrina. But Idlewild hasn’t stopped the types of top-dollar curmudgeons who hang in the VIP room at the titty bar with Buckshot Cheney from making beuacuop dollars on this thing.

It just smells like this was a fixed fight from the get-go,” said Keith Ashdown, vice president of the watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense.

No. Because that would be wrong. That would be like, to paraphrase Lesane Crooks, spending money for war but not feeding the poor. That would be like telling people who had insurance policies that they’re cuffed because, well, fine print, bitches. That would be like ignoring that their homes are now raw material for science fiction.

No. Becuase that would be greedy. Or incompetent.

Or just plain wrong.

P.S.– You gotta love YouTube.

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(a) Why still I haven’t ponyed up the two bills for a jim sqeeuzie satellite receiver is beyond me. Talk about lack of priorities.

(b) RabbitShare and BitTorrent are so not “first!” Step your game up and thank me later.

  • soopadoopa

    1st!!!!

  • soopadoopa

    I heard the government done took over alot of the land that Katrina fucked up so maybe they wanted this shit 2 happen in the 1st place. United Snakkkes of America 4real.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Too far down the rabbit hole for me.

  • slap fire out a blog

    Too far down the rabbit hole for me.

    ^^cosign, lets be serious people

  • two fingers

    tell’em why you mad, son
    tell’em why you mad…

  • two fingers

    tell’em why you mad, so
    tell’em why you mad…

  • pop a poppa

    yo kris good post… where is public
    enemy when we need them? i swear we
    could use another “fight the power”
    anthem right now. but who would it
    come from? hmmm

  • DJ N-Credible

    The white folks in New Orleans are glad that this happened because it gives them the oppurtunity to be the majority in the city that was mainly black pre-katrina….even before the storm they had plans to knock down the inner city projects and replace them with condos…the were in the process of moving all of the blacks from the inner city too the east…which is the most devestated area along with the 9thward…hmmm interesting…but they dont want all the blacks that left to come back…why…because we aren’t needed by them we were treated like rats that have infested the city…thats why nagin is making a push to make new orleans a chocolate city again…to be honest blacks made new orleans what it was just like blacks made america what it is today…half these whites would not have half the money they have it it were not for my ancestors slave labor…today you can call minimum wage slve labor because it is chicken feed compared to inflation…but anyways katrina points out the issue of racism and classism that america has yet to overcome

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  • Mr.Me

    Kris ya moms got naked pix on myspace.

  • H-man

    Its a tradjedy for sure…the people will rebuild and their resolve will B nuttin , but stronger

  • bLAQ

    AFTER WATCHING THE SPIKE LEE, HBO SPECIAL I REALISED THAT WE BLACK PEOPLE NEED TO WAKE UP N STOP BLAMING OTHERS. WE CANT WAIT ON THE GOVT TO GIVE US HAND-OUTS ALL THE TIME AND TO SAVE US FRM ALL DISASTERS. WAKE UP PEOPLE, CONTROL YOUR LIVES!!! ENUFF WITH THE VICTIM MENATALITY.

  • http://myspace.com/blackfeatha jaypah

    i’m still down here in new orleans and with the exception of the tourist-appealing areas it’s still pretty shitty down here. most of the 9th ward looks exactly the same as it did when i came home last november. deadlines for “caliming” your house and getting it demolished is approaching. anyone that you talk to here (black, white, whatever)will tell you that they believe the government is about to turn this city into the “new vegas”. of course for that to happen you have to tear down the ‘hoods. damn, i miss Old-New Orleans. late, myspace.com/blackfeatha

  • K.O.

    i agree with my man Jaypah, aint much change since we came home… and yes, it has become a racial thing… all i can say is the 60′s aint happening again… “we might fight amoung each other but i promise u this/ we’ll burn this bitch down, get us pissed” i send my prayers and heart out to the victims of the hurricane… WE GONNA HOLD IT DOWN ‘RAVENS’

    http://www.myspace.com/blackfeatha