Saturday, December 17, 2005


Random Thoughts

Why did Trump try to steal Randal's thunder (limelight) when he asked him would he hire Rebecca? In the first season he did not offer Kwame a job, when Bob Rancic won. So why did he wait until an African American won after brilliant work and wins to try to make it a tie? I am glad that Randal had the galls to say no. He worked hard and smart to be the apprentice, why should he share it with the loser?


Why didn’t I care about Stanley Tookie Williams' death? I am totally against the death penalty for many reasons but why didn’t I care that this man who killed four people received the death sentence? Why didn’t I care that he had been nominated four times for the prestigious Nobel Peace prize? In this case I think I cared more about the victims whom he is accused of killing and for the many African American men who are dying in huge numbers daily from gang fights.



Why are African Americans the fastest growing group with new cases of AIDS? Do we hear the news? Why won’t folks use condoms and other forms of protection? Is having sex so good that many would die for it?

Why are thirteen year olds’ so highly sexed they are raping children and women to get their thrills? Are sexy videos the problem?


Why are folks who are mentally ill suddenly being killed for their rash actions? Or has many of the folk’s police officers kill suffering from some form of illness that causes them to resist arrest.

32 comments:

chele said...

The media is calling Randall selfish ... maybe so. I've never known a Black Man to not look out for self. I don't watch the show but it is my understanding that he was one of the nicest and selfless contestants that they've ever had. He should not have been expected to share anything. Good for him.

I'm feeling you on Tookie ... Rev. Jackson, Snoop and Jaime are so quick to sing his praises but for goodness' sake ... he founded the most notorious gang in America??? Hello? The number of deaths that he is responsible for cannot even be numbered.

I went to a high school step show last night and I could not get over how sexual our children are ... guaranteed some of these girls will be dancing on a pole in a few years.

Shawn said...

how you gon' call Bill Rancic Bob? hahaha! Trump's a chump for what he did to Randal.

no comment on Tookie. I'd like an explanation on the arbitrary nature it seems states go about choosing their next execuationee...how long did that man sit on death row? There needs to be a time limit set in place from (death) sentencing to execution.

I don't know if videos are too sexy or not but I watched a 9 yr old girl drop it like it's hot in front of her mama and nothing was said.

sex is good but it's not that good. the thought of disease makes me queasy.

KHALLI 88 said...

The problem with the death penalty is a simple one, we don't have a perfect judicial system, so for the guy here in Ga been 2 this year who DNA has freed after 16 & 25 years what if that crime senteneced to death? My parents were murdered when I was 13th and I didn't think any vindication would come from killing the three men but that they live with the crime for the rest of their existence on this planet behind bars and yes Tookie started a gang but he changed 360 degrees? if redemption is what a man is suppose to seek then he qualifies, George W is the leader of a "modern day gang" young soldiers die on the daily? for what freedom for IRAQ? please, can he be next for the lethal shot. Just a thought

gawrshly said...

Racism cuts both ways. For example, black men often favor "brothers" and "sisters." Had Rebecca been African-American, I have no doubt that Randal would have encouraged Trump to hire her as well. Instead, Randal indulged his considerable racism and revealed himself to be so incredibly and foolishly selfish.

E said...

Nice topics.

Regarding the Apprentice controversy, I think Trump was an idiot to put Randall on the spot like that. The way the show was going, it made it seem like he wanted to hire both. So I don't know why he didn't hire them both. Truth said, I think Rebecca (despite not picking up any money that night at the event) had the better event and she's shown that she's quick on the gun. But there's no denying that Randall has the experience over her. That whole situation was just shady.

I don't get the outcry for Tookie. Yes he may have done a lot of humanitarian things in his final years, but he's still a murderer.

Yeah every single music video has to have sexual overtones in it. I've seen 4 and 5 years old trying to have boyfriends and girlfriends. It's ridiculous. Why can't kids just be kids?

~^^~Elsie~^^~ said...

Hi Rose: Yes, I wonder the same thing - why are kids growing up too fast? They don't enjoy being kids anymore - so quick to have sex. I wonder where their parents are? I also disagree w/ what the media portrays regarding minorties. Why do they focus on the negative? Really? Why don't they use their mediums to convey some positive message to get children more involved in after-school activites? Really, I love the Boys & Girls Club - they do awesome things for the kids here on the "south side" and I am blessed to be a volunteer now. :) Keep on praying Rose - that's all I can say. :)

crallspace said...

I was against Tookie's execution, but at the same time, while he may've been innocent of killing those particular 4 people, think of all the other murders he likely got away with. It's not far fetched that the guy who started the Crips murdered a few people in his day.

But all in all, I would've rather seen him allowed to live. He did good things in his latter years.

TeeBee said...

If I were Randall, I probably would have done the same thing. Trump didn't need advice when he fired 2-4 people at one time, so if he wanted to hire her, he should have done it. Of course the media is going to make Randall look like the bad guy for taking his victory fair and square. Reminds me of when they were saying that Ruben and Clay tied for American Idol.

Tookie is all the L.A. news talked about before, during and after his execution. Although I don't agree with the death penalty, I felt no compassion either. L.A. was preparing itself for riots and violence afterwards, but I didn't hear of any events.

"N" Search of Ecstasy said...

Thanks for visiting my site!

You have some very interesting thoughts going. You bring up a very good point about Trump offering Rebecca a job as well when the brother won. They were talking abou that on the radio. Seems that some people thought that he was being selfish, but I agree with him. This was a competetion and in a competetion there is only one winner!

A random thought that is going on in my head is what is wrong with these children down here in Florida. There have been 4 instances in which children/teenagers have killed their parents since Thnxgiving! One teenager even killed his mother and then raped her body. Now is that sick or what? What is wrong with this kids!!!!!?????

scrappy rose said...

I thought it really sucked that Trump did that... I'm glad Randall didn't respond differently...I'm sure Donald will hire her later anyway if he is so inclined...I wonder if Donald was trying to find something out about Randall by asking? And if he was what was it and did he find out what he wanted to?

Brownsoul said...

great thoughts, rose

you know, i don't think that we will see a lot of national coverage about the AIDS epedimic in this country until we see it as a national issue...until the majority starts to see the effect that the minority is seeing or at least starts to realize that it IS already a national issue, we won't see the campaigns against AIDS anywhere other than BET

mytruth said...

I have some of the same feelings you have.

Stacy-Deanne said...

Rose said, "Why didn’t I care about Stanley Tookie Williams' death? "

Well, I don't know Rose but I tell you I didn't and don't give a flying DAMN about that man and I am glad he's dead. I was outraged that people would band together to stand up for a damn murderer! This man murdered innocent people! Whether you believe in the death penalty or not makes no difference in my opinion. I don't care how he died I am just glad to see the punishment fits the crime. He killed that family(and probably more)in what, the damn seventies? Shoot he lived 30 years more than they did! It's long enough for me as far as I am concerned. Rose this entire thing sickened me. People can stand up for a known killer if they want but I think it's disgusting. I could see if the man was innocent and wrongfully jailed but he stole three innocent lives. If I could I would dance on his grave. At least the victims' family can now get some peace. Sure is funny no one cared about THEM in the past week did they? He's in hell now where he belongs. One less murderer our tax money was wasted on if you ask me.

Hasan Mubarak said...

As far as Tookie's death sentence is concerned, that's the reason why, i, support death penalty only for those who are the cause of stealing lives of other beings...

Safe Sex, undoubtedly, is the most important of all issues concerning the younger generation of our time just to avoid the sharp increase in AIDS victims.

And, if I am not mistaken by the last of your sentences, you are talking about the Miami plane killing here??? I was completely infuriated by the action...

BostonPobble said...

I've never watched The Apprentice so I can't comment on it. Honestly, I don't even know what you're talking about. Lord, I am such a geek.

As for Tookie Williams, I am conflicted. I just don't know. But I know it made me sad. The whole situation made me sad.

Sex was, three years ago when this lovely tidbit came through our office, a Third Grade decision. Who knows when it has to be made now. Third grade.

Ruben said...

I don't think Randal was being selfish. No other apprentice had to share their title why should he.

Edz said...

I will reveal that I was really shocked when Randall refused to share with Rebecca. I thought he is just selfish. Why not sharing? Why not? I have doubt about him now.

Stacy-Deanne said...

Rose, GO BACK TO MY BLOG and read my response on my last post. I got a little heated, LOL.

Michelle said...

Rose -- Randal wasn't being selfish. Why black folks gotta apologize for what we get/have? He won fair and square and if Trump wanted to hire Rebecca -- he should have. Heck, he's Donald Trump -- he's the King of the World (sorry for the Titanic moment).

I change daily on my opinion about the death penalty -- I for the most part think it's God's role ONLY to take life. But even if there may be doubt about the lives Tookie was killed for, I bet he has taken a few lives in his time and he did start the Crips afterall. Can writing a few anti-crime children's books erase all that? I did find the media coverage of his death very inflamatory and insulting though! That's probably the reporter in me talking.

As a nation we are screwed up about sex. Kids are having it way too early -- and adults that are having it aren't being responsible! Sex can be good (from what I've heard :-) but it ain't worth dying for.

I noticed that recently too about more mentally challenged people dying at the hands of the police. It seems like the policy is shoot first, ask questions later. For the police -- maybe that's the only way to be. But in questionable cases, can't they shoot to maim versus kill?

Be blessed, sweetie. Merry Christmas.

***Double_Oh_No*** said...

My main issue with Tookie's death is the fact that they waited sooo long to do it. To me, that's cruel and unusual punishment; not simply justice at work. It makes it hard for me to support the death penalty in this case because he turned his life around, writing children's books and such.

Perhaps God has been at work in his life in the last 26 years? It's a hard call.

I think videos do have a lot to do with the sex problem and "kids." And they are just that!

Shawn said...

Merry Christmas to you too Rose!

Deb S. said...

Keep bringing up great topics, Rose. Merry Christmas!

defiant goddess said...

I feel the same way about Randal, Tookie, and the AIDS pandemic.

Merry Christmas, Rose!

Unconquerable Soul said...

i feel you on everything you said.. the world needs prayer... But, i'm standing in for all of those who don't know the power of the man up above.

Stacy-Deanne said...

Hi Rose, due to Yahoo's mail not working right over the last two days I had to give you a message through your blog so I hope you don't mind. Just wanted to let you know I got the email and everything is set. I already ordered the book and will send it to you soon as I get it. If you have anything you would like to send me beforehand, please go right ahead. Happy Holidays and thanks again!

blakkquill said...

I guess there's alot of WHY's to life questions and no easy answer to satisfy a wandering mind.

I don't believe in the death sentence because I don't condone one killing for the next. Tookie was on death row for too long; people change and there's room for reform. What a horrible punishment, knowing you change yet you will still DIE for your actions. One of life greatest lesson is knowing your mistakes and accepting the consequences.

SEX can kill, maybe that should be the message we teach our kids instead of passing out the condoms. What a two-edge sword to a mix message in our society (our future generation it there's one left).

HIV is on the rise and our people aren't staying informed. Maybe they think it won't happen to them?

Great thoughts of Why's.

NellaBella said...

Thanks for checking on me Rose. You are just too sweet!

***Double_Oh_No*** said...

Hope you have a very merry Christmas!

Hasan Mubarak said...

Wish you a very Merry Christmas Rose!

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