Memo to Al: You’re still colored


Al, it’s me again-Skeptical Brotha and I’m here to tell you that you’re colored.   Don’t look surprised.  I know you believe that because you became Attorney General it somehow entitled you to some protection and conferred upon you some condescending “honorary white” status.   It doesn’t.   You’re colored.   Because of your colored status, you can be sacraficed anytime by the big cahuna to save his lily white arse.

Yes, Alberto.  I know you and the big cahuna are best buds and pals.   It don’t mean a thing.  Really.  It means less than what you leave in the commode every morning.   Rest assured, if your self-serving and vague “mistakes were made” B.S. don’t cut it up on the Hill, you will be unemployed.    Worse still, you may be looking at some federal time because you are either incompetent or you are lying.   Both should be against the law.  

Your tortured authorization for Guantanamo, prisoner rendition and torture qualify you for Skeptical Brotha’s Handkerchief Head Award.   Your facilitation of war crimes and your cavalier attitude regarding civil liberties is not only revolting, it makes you an unmitigated embarassment to the Latino community. I hope and pray that the right-wing DLC Democrat Ken Salazar, a corporate shill who wears his moderation as a badge of honor wipes the smirk off your face by calling for your dismissal or resignation.  After all, he voted for your confirmation and needs to apologize to all the American people.

Congressman Meeks incredulous about surprise witness testimony in Sean Bell case


Congressman Greg Meeks released the following statement regarding the Grand Juryn  proceedings in the Sean Bell Case in New York City:

“I’ve heard of 11th hour conversion but this is ridiculous. The public is being asked to believe that a witness, previously interviewed by the police has just come forward to say that he actually did see a mysterious Black male fire one or two shots at the police officers who were firing 50 shots at Sean Bell, Jose Guzman, and Trent Benefield. All three were unarmed. Bell was killed. Guzman and Benefield were seriously wounded.”

“This witness claims that he didn’t reveal what he saw because he was “scared.” But, now — even as the grand jury in the case is in the midst of deliberations and expected to render a decision in the next day or two — this witness’ “Christian conscience” would not let him be silent any longer.”

“Unbelievable and incredible, to put it mildly! Especially when the NYPD canvassed the block where the shooting occurred, the immediate neighborhood, and in fact in other neighborhoods, looking for a so-called “fourth man” who allegedly escaped while the hail of bullets were being fired (a preposterous story if there ever was one), but found nothing.”

“It appears to me that there may be unnamed parties who are eager to throw a monkey wrench into the gears of justice. This last minute episode has all the earmarks of a provocation and a maneuver to delay, if not disrupt, the grand jury process. I trust that neither District Attorney Brown nor the grand jury will allow a detour to be placed in the path of their patient, detailed, diligent work. I urge the community and people of goodwill throughout the city to remain vigilant, disciplined, and hopeful, at all times respecting justice and keeping their “eyes on the prize.”