Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Balls to Say It

The honorable, Rev. Jesse Jackson; a man of vision (you have to have vision to see black as one of the colors of the rainbow). I believe he was also the first black man to make a honest to goodness go after the position of President of these United States, back when I was still in High School, as I recall. That was a big step back then, and you had to give him credit for having the balls (no, One Man, this is not the time for a pun) to do so.

He is also a man known for his great quotes. Here, I wrote down a few for you:

“A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever.” Wow. Powerful!

“America is not a blanket woven from one threat, one color, one cloth.” How true. How true.

“Your children need your presence more that your presents.” Right on. Right on.

“When we’re unemployed, we’re called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it’s called a depression.” Say that again, I don’t think they heard you.

“Today’s students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude.” Okay, I’m down with that.

“It is time for us to turn to each other, not on each other.” Amen, brother Jackson. Amen.

"See, Barack's been talking down to black people ... I want to cut his nuts off." Urp? What the fuck?

That’s right, you heard it here first. This dumb bastard….Wait. Can I call a pastor a dumb bastard? What the hell…I’m already buying time in the racist section of Heaven, might as well spend a little more in the closet of intolerance. This dumb bastard, knowing full well he was miked, seeing that he was waiting to go on a live broadcast of Fox and Friends, makes this comment to the black newscaster sitting across from him.

Now I am not all up and arms because he said this shit about Barack Obama (if getting his balls snipped is the worst thing that happens to Barack during his bid for Presidency, I think the brother should count himself lucky). I’m mad because this supposed man of God is talking about cutting off anybody’s testicles. That shit ain’t cut. I don’t know about the rest of you men out there, but I love my nutsack and I don’t want nobody joking about cutting them off. Especially not a man of good. Hell, you can’t even lay hands on them (get it? That’s a religious pun.)

I know this is just a figure of speech, sort of speak, but it is in extremely bad taste, especially for a minister who is a renowned as the Rev. Jackson. Let’s face it, it’s right up there with Shaq saying; “Kobe, tell me how my ass taste.” And as you can see, I’m still not over that one.

Barack, tell my how the cross taste.

Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not trying to pass judgment on the man, because that would be less than Christ-like. And it’s not like I’ve lost or gained any respect for the man, because although I believe in giving credit where credit is due, I hold no man in higher esteem than One Man. I’m just wonder about the mind frame of a man who had to have know he was miked (I mean, c’mon now. They have a person come right up to you and clip that shit to your lapel).

So, what’s up, Rev. You been smoking on the wacky weed? Is that it? You been doing a little puff, puff, pass? I mean, your eyes did look a little bloodshot in that broadcast feed. A brotha just wants to know.

-One Man’s Opinion. Peace.


Anonymous said...

You're gonna be in the racist section of Heaven???? Get da hell outta here! I was invited there too!!!!! You go first though... let me know how it is... and save me a spot.

Oh and FIRST!

B.Price said...

First time in your blog, I must say I do like the way you write.

On to my comment.

Not only was it in poor taste for him to make such a vulgar reference, but the fact that he did it in as public of a place as a NEWS STUDIO while whispering it (WTF) to another brother who was smart enough not to agree, just to nod his head in expression that he'd comprehended what he had say.
I mean seriously, is this amature hour or something?

He knows better then this, he's been around long enough to know to when to let ish out and when to keep that ish for the privacy of your own home/office/massage parlor.

One Man’s Opinion said...

See, B-P, that's all I'm saying.

Gotta, you know I got you. I'll even but Barbara Walters book in a set to whole your spot, baby girl.

naijalines said...

HAhaha! Good... or is it bad old rev Jackson is just jealous he's not the one smiling all the way to the white house, that's what!

At a time when black folks should be rallying together and singing alleluya, he's busy thinking 'why not me'!So pathetic! And to think I used to have so much respect for the man back in the good old days... He's as good as mud now in my estimation. I just can't stand that black to black snipping and hating.

Darius T. Williams said...

Too funny. He's actually not even a pastor - just an ordained minister.

Um, I'm with you though. Sometimes we just make dumb ass mistakes. I think this is one of those things that the good Rev. just has to live with. He messed up. He apologized. And now on to other depressing matters.

E. Christian Wallace said...

lol @ I love my nutsack

Jesse knew or should have known better. I was reading something a bit earlier that says that Obama just might benefit from this in the eyes of white conservative voters.

It says: "...What better way to prove your mainstream bona fides with white conservative voters than to be criticized by Jackson?"

They also referenced a similar incident with Bill Clinton back in '92


Twin...Jackson's a hater. Flat out. He's going to be like lil Richard...whining and hating as long as he lives. I give him credit for being the 1st blk man to run, but Obama went where he couldn't...why? Jackson is 'the angry black man'...u can't alienate the non-blacks and PRAY they'll vote for you. he's uncouth. His son checked him
I'm going to go and do my post..and SHUT UP LOL about Feldman's comment! ur sick...the baby sibling ALWAYS GOTTA HAVE ATTN ON THEM!! SMH
love u anyways...
brie :)

Dreamy said...

I'm sorry One Man but that man gets on my nerve with a passion. He talks about this and that but that man is the biggest hyprocrite I know.

He is so ignorant to me, and then to go on National TV and say that kind of shyt. I digress cause he will get a good cussing out, despite the fact that I have been trying to stop cussing,lol

Dreamy said...

Yeah the title of this post should have been: Look At This Nigger!!!!

lyre said...

I Laugh everytime you talk bout that Shaq video. LOL
It was SO stupid! and Jesse just made an ass of himself on National TV.
I say a video called, "Kobe, tell me how my jesse taste." might be more appropriate.

One Man’s Opinion said...

Thank you for the link to the article, Wallace. It made Jesse sound like a little bitch. LOL. It was right though, Obama will take the high road. That is what I like about the man. He doesn't play that damn tit for tat game. I love that.

Lyre, I was going to say, Obama, tell me how your nuts taste....but that would have been inappropriate. LOL

Of course Dreamy think I should have called this Look at the Religious Nigger. Now THAT inappropriate. LOL

Mizrepresent said...

You right...just stupid man...Jesse should have known better, and the fact that he spilled his guts to a reporter is just more stupid, mike on or off.

One Man’s Opinion said...

Can I just go on record, and this has nothing to do with Jesse, saying that Mr. Wallace is one hell of a photographer, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to comment on his damn site. Oh, and That Girl Tam. Where the hell is she. Did she have the baby?

Anonymous said...

What's baffling to me is Jesse made that comment because he said Obama was talking down to blacks. Just bc he told a young black teenage to stay in school and don't strive to just be another Lil Wayne or the speech he gave on Father's Day about deadbeat black fathers. These are things that need to be said. I hear so many young kids saying they want to be rappers or ball players. What happen to wanting to be doctors or lawyers? 70% of black kids were born out of wedlock in 2005.

Must we not forget Jesse created an outside child he tried to hide.

Tam hasn't popped out the kid yet but sge looks like she's ready. (hey Tam!) She has posted twice this week.

Anonymous said...

I am dying laughing at this post. Not only are you sitting in the racist section of heaven, you gotta be chillin' in the closet of ignorance as well? Too much, One Man.

But so true on JJ. I can't even see him as a reverend right now cuz that was a low blow (no pun intended).

Great post though! Love your train of thought.

Curious said...

I'm not sure what the fuss is about. Jesse is just acting like Jesse. Surely no one forgot what Jesse said in 1984 -"Rev. Jesse Jackson referred to Jews as "Hymies" and to New York City as "Hymietown" in January 1984 during a conversation with a black Washington Post reporter, Milton Coleman." - This during his own run for the Presidency helped him lose NY and FL and the Democratic nomination.

As long as Obama treats him as he should, as an old idiot at arms length and no where close to any policy making, there will be no fall out. If Obama can accept the good reverend's apology then I'm not sure why other's can't as well.

Super Dave Van Buren said...

All I'm going to say is that he should have known better than to say this not only on live TV but on FOX News. They couldn't wait to blast that shyt all over the planet.

FREEDOM said...

I think some comedian said, "Messy Jessie" lol

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Desy said...

lmao- wacky weed?...smh, you are too much One

I hadn't heard of this (since i have been buried in my world a bit) but I cannot BEEELIIIIEVE it... wow...

he's just jealous... he knows he still wants to be president...


Yeah b ut look when he was in a heavily Jewish area and called it Hymie town?
I think he is being a jealous lil' bitch ( re Barrack) and wanted it to get out.
I don't think he is very Christian,myself.

Anonymous said...

I have to co-sign with on on this... and with Curious as well.

Jesse is full of shit, and is just trying to be relevant. Poor Jesse, no is paying attention, so he has to say stupid(er) things to get people to notice him.

...I should have called this Look at the Religious Nigger"


Hadassah said...

ahm am I allowed to say his an angry jealous man! well he shouldn't have said that at all never liked him an that just proves what Warren Ballentine once said on his radio shows these niggers are jealous!

Hadassah said...

Well he didn't say niggas! but u catch the drift...

Stew said...

i was disappointed in the man when i heard about this. but apparently he did not know the mic was on.

either way it was a stupid thing to say.

Montgomery Maxton said...

how's that barbara walters book coming along! ;)

The Diva's Thoughts said...

I still can't believe that fool said that.

pinkyandbrain said...

I Hail You! No Nonesense Nigga Commentator....You Are As Liberal And Logical As It Can Ever Get On Your Observations When It Comes Down To The Race Saga....Rev.Jesse It Seems Has Beef For Obama,Barbara on her part only needs a nigger's d**k to make her yuppy...I Wish Obama The Best In His Quest And More Than Ever The U.S Truly Needs A Change Coz I Almost Dont See Any Difference Btw Now And The Depression Era Just That Modern Day Media shenanigan Would Cover Up Any Wound,A Pity That The General Populace Here Believe All The Cock And Bull They Are Been Fed..But We In The "Know" Know Better...Bull-Finger To You Bush For A Job Well-F**ked!

nikki said...

for real though...when was the last time jesse was relevant? i'm thinking around the time when reagan was president.

why this cat still getting face time? cuz he looks for the photo ops. this is why i'm surprised he wasn't more astute when it came to the mic on him. the only time you see the cat is when he's mic'ed up and sitting like a fat cat in front of the camera.

i'm glad this went down. time for new leadership anyway...why folk still look to him for anything is beyond me.

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Eb the Celeb said...

Jealousy and envy... Jesse knows that african americans have never taken him seriously so he is going to hate on any blackmen that this new generation is finally following after. He was jealous of MLK and he is jealous of Barack... and it really showed here. Funny when you own son doesnt even defend you and publicly came out and said how embarassment he was by your comments... but that's just my take