Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Mista and Mrs. Jaycee's Top 5 Thangs Not To Do on Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Last year, Mrs. Jaycee and I were watching the news. There is a place in Wilmington that slaughters fresh turkeys. A nice Elderly Black Woman was looking at the Turkeys as they walked around the holding room.

When asked which one she wanted. She replied the one that looks like he's running thangs!

Wow! Needless to say that this was disturbing to me.

So with that I have a list of the Top Five thangs Not to do on Thanksgiving!

5. Do not show up a Full appetite and Empty Hands!

Take your behind to the Sto and grab a bottle, some cranberry sauce, some ice, more beer! Something!

4. Thanksgiving with the Family is NOT the time for you to decide to Come out of the Closet!

Family is Family believe me if you just tell your Momma and Your Aunt, the news will travel fast and sure as Taxes!

3. If you don't like the Damn Food Shut up about it!

Nuff said on this one. Hell, you'll eat again. Let's face you ate before you came. So there is not any reason to create strife that could last a lifetime.

2. TODAY is NOT THE DAY for Substitutions!

Do NOT GO NO CAL, LOW CAL Skim Or VEGAN TODAY! We lookin for the fatten azz, artery clogging, greasy, sugary, good tastin, Comfort food today!

1. If you bring Him or Her, Make sure you've known them at least 6 months!

Remember this is YOUR Family and anyone you bring will be a reflection on YOU so remind them to be courteous! Now, is not the time, to rail against the Pork Hoof/Hamhock, Grandma put in her greens Malik!

And if y'all been sexxxin then Damn it! We yo family and we gon be looking for the Damn Ring or the Receipt!

Honorable Mention:

Don't Use up all my Damn Foil with Yo Greedy azzes trying to take stuff Home!

Wear Proper clothing! This means UNDERWEAR! No Thongs ladies! Ain't no reason we should be commenting on your azz! Cover them damn Tats! Tramp stamps, piercings and that old musty Christmas sweater you pulled from the back of your closet!

Knukkas is eatin!


Happy Thanksgiving again!

BE Mindful! BE Prayerful! BE Careful!

Happy Thanksgiving Again!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Spiritual Food For Thought!

You're all mixed up!

For the sake of come with reverence before the blind and wait in the hall;

but in the presence of one who can see,you behave with disrespect.

No wonder you've become fuel for the fire of desire.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

9-11 Suspect Trail in New York! Bout Time!

Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama have decided to try several high profile terror suspects in New York City. There has been much discussion and debate whether this is the right thing to do. Back in 1993, when then, President Bill Clinton, decided to try the first World Trade Center Bombing suspects under American Jurisprudence some in the legal community held that this was wrong.

But let's be real about "this" trail and in possible aftermath. Obama and his administrators have to do something! They have to! They have to do it for the sake of the Country!

Fact! John Yoo, John Ashcroft, Don Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney and George W. Bush Pissed in the Kool Aid!

You arrested enemy combatants and terror suspects! Fine! Nothing wrong with that as long as you followed the rules of the Geneva Convention. It was the guide!

They didn't do that! They played hard and loose with the Geneva Conventions! They played fast with the definition of Torture! They played fast and loose with the term enemy combatant!

They did that not the terror Suspects! So you captured them, threw them in a prison someplace...... see every one captured and questioned may not have been in Gitmo!

They had no access to a Lawyer of any kind!

This goes against the heart of our American System. Arrest, adversarial trail before an impartial jury, right to confront the accusers, right to know the charges levied against them! Hallmarks!

Bush and Co pissed in the Kool aid! So now we got Khalid Shaykh Muhammed! Possibly a very scary dude coming up for trail for the Mass Murder of 3000 United States Citizens on American Soil. And you may have tortured him! His confessions may have been obtained under torture!

Any Law school dummy knows that this would get any suspect free in this country!

The whole world is watching this and you piss in the Kool Aid!

So now what do we do? Obama did the only thing he could do! The only real option you left him! Try them in an American Court and try to convict in spite of all the mess you made!

Bush and Co made this mess! Obama is just having to clean up one more mess that never should have been made in the first place. The Geneva Conventions were written and signed after blood had been spilled! They guided us! We didn't play with them! The Bill of Rights has guided us! We didn't play with them! The Constitution, however flawed, guided us!

Here's to what they should have gotten in the first place. The Real hallmark of Democracy! The right to be heard in court!

BE Careful! BE Mindful! BE Prayerful!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bam Bam Bows!

The bow is perhaps one of the most misunderstood traditions in martial arts. Many people may think of it as a religious affiliation or as a sign of a master-slave type relationship between an instructor and his or her student. This interpretation is false. Instead, the bow is done to show humility and is used to express a lack of arrogance. In addition, it serves as a sign of mutual respect between teachers and students and between practitioners and opponents. If you were to compare the Asian bow to a Western tradition, it would most closely represent the handshake. Courtesy of LOTUS Martial Arts

Blessed are the Meek for they will inherit the Earth. The Beatitudes

Anyone who would call themselves a Master must be the greatest Servant of All! Jesus of Nazareth

Obama bowed! That's what they were commentating on this passed weekend. "It's beneath Presidential dignity!"

Why? Because no American President has ever done this in memory?

In rebuttal to the charge that it's beneath Presidential dignity I would like to interject that Barack Obama is no Ordinary American President!

There has never been a American Black President! Never! So everything that Obama does is going to be a first! Everything Obama does will have a lasting effect for years to come!

So, pardon a Brotha for trying to be a polite President.

Now, as to that Presidential dignity thing.... Bush Jr. Didn't add alot of that to the office. He held congress, the constitution, the Bill of Rights, The United Nations and so on in open contempt! The rest of the World's rights, opinions be Damned cause God (IAM) made him President!

No, even though America may be a Super Power it won't hurt America for its head of state to practice humility and be Meek.

Seems to me another Chief was all about meekness......What was his name again???

Oh Yeah, Jesus!

BE Careful! BE Mindful! BE Prayerful!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Mista Jaycee Running Round Long Beach!

Dig, I've been running around Long Beach, my current home city, and I've had my camera at the ready so I just wanted to show some of the interesting sites from my perspective.

I've often felt that a cities true beauty lay in the small things like hole in the wall restaurants, street musicians, graffiti art murals and the local churches and temples.

I wish that the City Council agreed cause it seems that there are those who would like to clear away any individual charm by turning the city into a shiny, characterless set of individual enclaves. Just like the neighborhoods in Bradbury's 451.

Happy Friday!

BE Prayerful! BE Careful! BE Mindful!


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mista Jaycee's Serious List of The Greatest Male Vocalists!

The long time readers of A Choice of Weapons have read, re-read, argued for and against and suggested Divas who should make Mista Jaycee's list on the Divas. It's still one of the most popular posts. But now it's time for me to view the MEN!

Now, these lists of course can be subjective according to one's preference, bias and taste so I decided to list a few who I feel have a SOUND no other Male vocalist has. That's right the VOICE!

First Up!

1. Eddie Levert of the Mighty OJay's!

I challenge anyone to dispute this! Name me one singer who EDDIE sounded like! If they exist, I don't think they've been recorded because Eddie Levert's voice like the DIVA Gladys Knight just seems to have come out of nowhere!

Well, what about Gerald Levert Mista Jaycee?

Gerald proves my case! Gerald sounds like Eddie with a little Donnie and Stevie thrown in the pot! Gerald was the next step from Eddie, but his Daddy is the mode! The Bonafide Original!

2. Jeffrey Osborne formerly of LTD!

Before Mr. Osborne was The "Woo Woo" Man, he held the lead on several R and B classics including "Jam!" "Shine On" "Concentrate on You" "Where Did We go Wrong?" and then went on to command a huge market share in the eighties with "Stay with Me tonight!" "On the Wings of Love" and of course "You should be mine" (The Woo Woo Song)

3. Phillipe Wynne formerly of the Spinners, Wynne Jammin and a member of the PFUNK Incorporated Thang!

Who in the world sounds like Philipe? Go ahead name em!

Take a listen to "Sadie" It take a fool to learn that Love don't love nobody" Mighty Love, the Rubber band Man or go to PFUNK's Knee Deep and listen to his ad libs. "I got ants in my pants and I need to dance and tell me that ain't classic!

4. Ronnie Isley

Before he was Mr. Big to R. Kelly, he and the Brothers Isley made hit records for DECADES! The Beatles covered "Twist and Shout" "Shout" was made even more famous when a singer named Duane Jessie took the part of Otis Day and the Knights and sang it in "Animal House". A budding guitar genius named Jimi Hendrix was their sideman before becoming a ROCK LEGEND! Ronnie's voice is unmatched. Ronnie is NOT the greatest Singer but who sounds like him. Ronnie is Easily one of the greatest Song Stylists to caress a Lyric! Bar None # 1

And just to throw a Rock! My last entry! Drum roll please!

5. Luther Vandross! The epitome of class, sophistication and smoove styling. Only Barry White and Ronnie Isley probably ushered in more population growth spurts in the last thirty years!

Sorry El Debarge, Sorry Prince, Sorry Michael! Damn! I miss Mike!
No, for Babymakin Music There's only one sure fire # 1 Dude! It's Luther Vandross bar none. The renowned Background vocal assassin turned Solo Artist sounds like Who? That's right No one! Listen to Chic, David Bowie's Fame or Stevie's Part Time Lovers and you hear that voice! I would say that his first quartet of albums show this beyond a shadow.

Even when he went POP (which I refer to as the Weenie years) that VOICE was still the tops!

So now, go to your corners and come out swinging!

BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Mista Jaycee is proud of his two Grandfathers (RIP) service and his two younger brothers. Both are veterans and work and live honorably although one of them owes me a phone call and the other about five, 10 dollars but I digress!

Thanks for your service and to all the Vets. God (IAM) Bless all of you in these stressful times!
BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Spiritual Food For Thought!

This morning devotional thought comes from the Noble Quran. Surah (Chapter) 2 Verse:256

256. Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error. Whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah (God) hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Update! Melody Ross Murder Arrests Made!

Long Beach City 1st District Council Member Robert Garcia announced that there have been two arrests made in the murder of Wilson Student/Athlete Melody Ross.

Cool! This is progress and I commend the councilman for being forward thinking and having a website, email and all these new fangled techie things to get the word out and communicate with the people.

Since Melody's Murder, we the people have had to endure two other murder stories. The mass shootings in Orlando and at Fort Hood!

A Choice of Weapons, Mista Jaycee, and members of our community would extend our condolences to the families in all these recent tragedies. We grieve and fight alongside you to prevent these tragedies from happening whenever possible.

May the Peace of the Lord be upon the families and Justice reign.

BE Prayerful!BE Mindful!BE Careful!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Rage Needed Now! The Murder of Melody Ross!

Saturday Evening, October 31st, a Honor student/athlete was murdered following the Long Beach Wilson/Long Beach Poly High School Homecoming Football game. Her name was Melody Ross and she was struck by a bullet on 7th/Ximeno near 10th Street. Feel free to go to the Long Beach Press Telegram's website where you can read all the known details.

No, this post is about the Gift of Rage! Yes! Rage is a Gift! We need it NOW!

We don't need another article stating the obvious.

"Oh, what a senseless murder! Those butchers! They didn't deserve to die.....

insert sobs!"

No one deserves to die! All murders believe it or not are senseless! So let us stop stating the obvious and get to the point!

Melody Ross, (Peace of the Lord upon her) is NOT the first young person to be murdered this year and she won't be the last! There that's the problem! She ain't the first, and she won't be ,the Last. But what have we done since the last senseless murder? What are we going to do now that this one has occurred?

Anyone remember Breon Taylor and Dennis Moses? Both were murdered when a gunman fired into a crowded party at a Masonic Hall in Lakewood, California last January 19, 2008. Is it mere coincidence that all three died by stray shots fired indiscriminately?

We Should be Enraged? Rage is good and necessary so we don't get used to things like this. We should never allow ourselves to get used to it! BE Angry then Do something to change it!

See last time I wrote a few posts just like I'm doing on this one but to what end? A couple of days of documented sadness and grief! No what we need is RAGE! We need to become so ENRAGED at the slaughter of our Young People that we ATTACK the PROBLEM!

Here's what we can do. Contact Mayor Bob Foster, the Long Beach City Council, The Press Telegram, The District Weekly, The Long Beach Times, The Los Angeles Sentinel, Long Beach Police Chief Billy Chief Billy Quach , UNITY 1 and any other anti gang and anti violence groups that you can think of. Write them, fax them, light em up with tweets, Face Book, My space, Hit the radio stations. Hit up Dominique Diprima at KJLH from the Front page.

But that's just the first thing. Then we need to fill the PTA/Parents association meetings to the Brim!

Here's something that never gets suggested first! Call the local chapter of the National Rifle Association and get them involved. Ain't they the ones always hollering about Gun rights. Well, you want to own guns then you can be responsible for em too. They should be the first to lead the fight against the use of undocumented or unsecured hand weapons. Get they Azzes on the phone!

Don't Just Howl! Get Enraged Then Get Engaged!

BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!


Monday, November 2, 2009

Trick Or Treat? This Year, TRICK!

Friendly Furniture Salesman wears Scary Costume!

(Photo by Mista Jaycee)

I hope that every one had a great Free Candy Day! (Halloween) I had fun but this year I got had more of a trick than a treat! And it wasn't the scary clown dude. He was friendly and a great sport! Thanks for letting me photograph you even though I didn't let you get close to me.

Clowns are EVIL but I digress!

So dig, I'm up late chilling on Facebook when I went to a fellow poets page. There was a question posted on his page. Do you think -------- has ever been to a strip club? Yes or No?

I answered yes and then a Face book program prompted me to take another quiz. Cool! It asked me did I think another of my Face book friends had ever kissed a Guy? Yes or NO?

I answered NO! But a few minutes later that same friend commented saying Hey! What kind of Ish is this? Don't nobody question my MANHOOD! Take that ISH DOWN MUTHA!

So I'm like what? So I look on my page and the question has been flipped. Mista Jaycee asks do YOU think Such and Such has ever kissed a Guy? VOTE YES OR NO?

What? I never asked that? All I did was answer a question. So I ended up going to alot of different pages and deleting that quiz. I got Tricked!

I immediately emailed and apologized to him for the grief and it's cool now but it could have went real bad. Heck! It did go bad! Done with the Face book Quizzes cause you think it's one thang and it ends up being another.

With that...

BE Careful! BE Mindful! BE Prayerful!