Monday, May 31, 2010

Round Bout Long Beach!

I finally got Mrs. Jaycee to come with me to the East Arts Village Farmers Market this past Saturday. The East Arts Village/Downtown Farmers Market is in Long Beach between 1st Street and Linden Ave. It's about 1 block North of the Beach! Super Cool!

MMMMMMM! Fresh Vegetables, Agua Fresco's, Great Gourmet Pita Chips, Fresh Fruits, and absolutely delicious tamales. I absolutely love it and so I am gonna give out a great big HEY! HEY! to 1st District Councilperson Robert Garcia and to Suja Lowenthal who had alot to do with making this market a success!
Remember, a neighborhood is only a neighborhood if every one's neighborly! So stop by and patronize the market! Shop locally and buy home grown!
BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!

Temptations Lead Ali "Ollie" Woodson Passes

This is a real bummer Y'all but Ali "Ollie" Woodson of the Temptations has passed away a battle with cancer. He was 58 years old. Woodson, out of Detroit, led the Temps, in the 1980's and 1990's singing lead on hits like "Treat her like a Lady". Woodson, is one in a great line of Temptations leads including David Ruffin, Dennis Edwards, Paul Williams, and Eddie Kendricks.

The Brotha had style and more importantly he had soul. You could "feel" the lyric on the recordings.

Rest in Peace! Sleep well until the Last Day with the hope that God (IAM) will say well done!

BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!

Friday, May 28, 2010

TV Icon Gary Coleman Passes!

Gary Coleman was My television star! Every Thursday night, my younger brother and I, tuned in to watch "Arnold, Willis and Kimberley" on NBC. He was funnie and I loved him the same way I enjoyed the "Little Rascals". To me he was much more than a catchphrase. He deserved more than the caricature they turned him into.

At one time Gary Coleman was literally a cottage industry! People paid their mortgage's because they worked on a project that he starred in. I remember one movie where Gary could pick the winning horses and everyone got rich. He played an abandoned kid that lived in the Subway terminal. The plot was so ludicrous that even as a kid we knew it wasn't plausible. But we watched it and we loved it! Why? Gary! Gary was funny and Gary was cute. That's why. There had never been one like Gary before and there ain't been one since.
PS. Extra on NBC did a nice, respectable job, staying away from the nastiness! Good Job!

Sleep well, Gary and Thanks! May the God (IAM) smile and say well done!

BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Damn It!! Hurry and Get There Bam Bam!

President Obama, "Bam Bam", "Brother Bam", Get to the Gulf now! I mean put on some old shoes and go and step into the marsh Man! Louisiana needs to see you! You can't just be eloquent in a situation like this.

For years now, the Republican Right has chanted "Drill Baby! Drill!" admonishing Environmental activists as "Kooks, commies, and quacks"! The Republicans, just last year, were saying that folks who were concerned with the dangers of Off-Shore drilling were out of touch with the desires of the American Public!

Well, here it is! That danger that was ignored is all over the Gulf! Big Oil and Big Business decried Regulation! But we reduced oversight on the banks and look where that got us! Bailout!
We reduced regulation on the oil companies and let them drill!

It's time to regulate them! We can't afford for this to become a trend!

"This is an isolated incident Mr. President!"

So What! So was 9-11 but we still created the Department of Homeland Security and passed the Patriot Act! Ok, I'll admit, both ideas were terrible, but Damn it! Something got done!

Now, get down there and DO Something! Only Do it Smart!

BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Vesak! Happy Buddha Day!

Happy Buddha Day!
Some Buddha's consider this the date of Buddha's Enlightenment (His Great Awakening) as well as his physical Birthday! I like what I've read about the Buddha. His quest for an end to Suffering!
I like that fact that the Buddha just means that he was the Enlightened one! The one who figured some things out! Simplified, I know, but Cool Beans!
BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Take the Meatless Challenge!

Let me start by saying "I am not a vegetarian!"
I am considering, becoming a vegetarian, though and have gone meatless. It has been a month. I feel good!

It all started with Mrs. Jaycee; Her buddie called her and issued the Meatless challenge along with the fast walk challenge. She considered it and suggested we both eat meatless for five days. Just five days!

I grew up as a Meat eating Seventh Day Adventist Christian. "Going" meatless would not be hard for me but "Staying" Meatless has been the challenge!

Seventh Day Adventists have a wonderful health message that prescribes a vegetarian diet, full of veggies, fresh fruits, nuts and whole grains. We don't smoke tobacco or drink alcohol or caffeinated drinks. We promote daily exercise, in addition to prayer and meditating on positive things.

There are Seventh Day Adventists who do eat meat. While the Church prescribes and promotes a vegetarian lifestyle it does not forbid eating meat! It does, however, forbid the eating of unclean meats as detailed in the 1st Testament book of Leviticus. So, SDA Christians do eat meat, just not pork, shellfish, and scavengers as outlined in the Bible.

Now, I grew up eating BACON! PORK Bacon and sausage! I gave it up for several years but have indulged in it even though I know better! I also drink liquor, I used to smoke cigars, the occasional cigarette and beedie, and for a while, I smoked a pipe.

I have fond memories of sampling Vanilla and Black Cavendish with Cherry in my pipe! So, I am not a "Good" Seventh Day Adventist dig? And that's ok. What I am is a dude that wants to BE healthier and live a healthy life. So, back to the meatless diet.

Both Mrs. Jaycee and I noticed a difference after about five days. We both felt that we were not as "Gassy"! This is important! Mrs. Jaycee can tell you stories where I could clear a room! Yes! I am proud! Oh Yes! I am sooo proud! (Laughter)

But all farts aside, I felt sluggish in the morning! I belched alot! I felt heavy and lethargic all the time. I, not only, felt heavy... I am heavy. Now I feel energetic and the heartburn's gone away!

My Belly began to shrink! Cool! I fit my clothes better and my face did not look as puffy! But the biggest challenges have been having "Variety" when eating meatless! Rice and Pasta are cool but too many starches are not good for you! I don't like the veggies meats with the exception of Morning star farms Grillers Originals. I like the taste and the texture. So I've been cooking meals that don't use the veggie meats. It's going well but it ain't easy! I am now making a meal out of what used to be the side dish!

I am now issuing the challenge to you! Go Meatless for Five Days and see how you feel! Try it! Five Days! Try it! You may live to be 90, but if you're suffering at 90 , then it's not worth it!

BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!


Monday, May 17, 2010

Western Conference Finals start Tonight!

Whooo Whoo! It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas, Mista Jaycee? No! It's NBA Playoff Time! Basketball at it's highest level! Oh, the Joy!

The Most Beloved Los Angeles Lakers versus the Wiley Phoenix Suns Basketball Club for the Western Conference Championship. A Best of Seven game series that will end with the Most Beloved Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals!

Now, if the Most Hated Boston Celtics earn the right to represent the East then even Better! Now, Double R (Revvy Rev) from That Certain Sound is a loyal Celtic Fan. Double R is NOT Evil but THE Celtics are! They must be stopped! Stopped! Stopped!

Go Lakers and enjoy the game!

BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"Amira" Conversation with a Hot Body!

"Amira" Not Pictured Photo courtesy of the Web

I'll call her "Amira" and she worked in a Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors Ice Cream Shop. She was cute and had a hot body. "Amira's" 19. My Daughter's 19. She told me as we waited for the bus that she attended Community College and had been on her own since she was 16. I asked, about her parents, she told me that they had disowned her. Disown your own flesh? What the hell is that? What could a child do that would make parents wash their hands of them?

She got pregnant! She said! The baby's Father showed that he was indeed just a "Boy"! He wouldn't tell his parents that he was going to be a Father or that his Girlfriend had been kicked out and disowned. She was alone.

She miscarried the baby later. Now, at 19, she was steadily dating a dude that she's been on and off again for a while. She lived with his Family while she attended school. He lives in an apartment, an hour away, where he works. He's always been there for her! He's was the one that was there to pick up the pieces after her life fell apart. Isn't that always the case?

His Family keeps tabs on her. I asked, "How do you know he's not cheating? He's an hour away, he lives in his own place and you don't see him everyday!

She replied, "Well, if he cheats, and I find out about it then he won't have me anymore."

"How would you know?" Many a fella, Ladies, has been busted cause some other chick marked her place. Y'all know what I'm talking about! She left an earring. Maybe, there some hair or God Forbid some undies that don't belong to YOU! Sometimes, a lady will smell some one's scent or perfume.

She admitted that this was possible then stated though that he wouldn't cheat cause She was waaaaaaaaaaaaay out of his league. Now, I'll admit, she was easy on the eyes but and this is to all the Ladies who read this blog. I stated to her that "Many a Dude has cheated on Chicks that were waaaaaay out of their league."

That's some bullshit! She was living with his Family which would give HIM a good chance at knowing if SHE was cheating or just foul! She living with his Family! She didn't understand that she didn't have a commitment!

Ladies, You can only judge a Dude by his mettle!


Ladies, YOU CAN ONLY JUDGE A DUDE BY HIS METTLE! What he's been through? It's easy to clean up the pieces of someone Else's mistakes! Will he stick around when you're pregnant with his baby and support y'all?

It's easy to condemn a Dude for being an azzhole to a chick, but what will HE be when he's walked in that dudes shoes for a year? Hummm?

Sure, She's beautiful, smart, sexxxy but some Guy somewhere is sick of Halle Berry!

She didn't have any real money saved? She didn't really have a back up plan for herself. What if he got tired of her? What if his Family turned out to BE assholes? What if he cheated? Found another Girl and decided that HE wanted that Woman?

Dating a Dude, Shacking with a Dude is NOT a strong commitment!

You are not married legally! There is no such thing as a spiritual marriage! Either you is or you ain't! You and He are not obligated to each other to do anything! Promises don't matter and don't pay the rent!

You have to allow a Man to do Date/Court you Ladies! You have to BE real and let em know that you expect him to BE working towards this in the relationship. The end point should be a marriage then a Family. Anything else has a false bottom! Y'all just playing house!

But he might leave Mista Jaycee? Good! Let em go! It could be worse! He could be a poot butt and STAY!

Fellas! She could be a POOT Butt and Stay too! Get real and get yourself together so that you can get YOUR Destiny!

BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!


Lena Horne Passes!

June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010
Good Night Sistah Lena! Sleep well, until the Last Day when God (IAM) will wake you!
Well Done Lena! Well Done!
BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Thanks to all the folks who gave a kind word and financial help. I'm still not out of the woods yet with the car repair bill but I am in a better space than I was.

God Bless!
BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Missing Student Mitrese Richardson's Family marks her 25th Birthday!

Los Angeles, CA
Leimert Park Village

A Choice of Weapons has followed the Mitrese Richardson disappearance since it occurred. May 2nd, her Family marked her 25th Birthday Celebration in the Leimert Park Village section of Los Angeles, CA. Mitrese, a College student, disappeared after leaving the Los Angeles County Sheriff Lost Hills/Malibu division station on foot after being arrested after allegedly failing to pay her bill at a local restaurant.

Happy Birthday Mitrese! (Praying for your safe return)

Questions remain surrounding her disappearance. Mitrese Richardson was taken into custody after failing to pay a restaurant bill. Her car was impounded! Why then ,would you release her on foot at 2 AM? Is that procedure?

Why were her Parents not called? What's the procedure? Why did she not have to wait until later that morning before she was released? Is that Procedure? Did the LASD call her a cab? Is there a record that she called a cab? Is there a record that she was offered the chance to call a cab? Did the LASD offer her a ride? Is that procedure?

There are stories alleging that Mitrese was Mentally imbalanced? Again, why was she not taken to a local hospital for observation? There are reports that she was allegedly exhibiting bizarre behavior earlier at the restaurant. Why was she not taken to a hospital? Were the Officers trained to recognize the signs of Mental illness?

The GLAAD Organization states on it's blog that Mitrese was a Lesbian. Might this have played a factor in her arrest, or her disappearance?

Think about this. Pretty Black Girl gets arrested and released at two in the morning? Why? She is then allowed to walk away on foot! Lost Hills is located in a wooded area. You do the math!

1. Pretty Black Girl (See Photos not subjective)
2. Arrested and taken into custody
3. Exhibits bizarre behavior (possible drugs/alcohol/Mental illness)
4. Lesbian status
5. Released at 2 AM on foot into wooded area.
6. Gone for 8 months! No Full Investigation by Law Enforcement for over 80 days!

Would we be looking for a Young Pretty White Female Lesbian College Student who disappeared following her arrest and released on foot at 2AM into a wooded area from the Los Angeles County Sheriffs station? Hell Yeah! We would have looked and Found HER by now! The News Media would have covered this story nightly! The FBI and other Law Enforcement agencies would have gotten involved long before this! Just my opinion! I'm not pulling the RACE Card! THE LASD, THE LOCAL NEWS MEDIA, and LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT already played the WHOLE RACE DECK!

BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Quick Rant!

Hey Y'all
Read this little blurb this morning on AOL highlighting some organization that wants to help Actor Steven Baldwin, who's career has nose dived lately since he began to trumpet his "Faith".

In their eyes Steven is being persecuted BECAUSE of his FAITH! This is a LIE! There are plenty of active Christians working in Hollywood! Plenty who proclaim, testify, and share their faith all the time!

Now, this is for everyone, but especially, the so called Christians! Steven Baldwin is being shunned cause he's BEEN an absolute D*CK! His statements have been divisive, they been mean spirited, and they have lack any of the Love and inclusiveness shown to us by Christ Jesus!

Steven, You got in bed with so called Christan's who sport a right wing political agenda! You knew what the cost would be!

Most of YOUR employers are Euro-American Jewish People who's work you insulted! Who's INDUSTRY you insulted! They don't have to let you make a living! They don't have to hire you! You called out Gays, Liberals, Democrats! Hell, everybody that doesn't support the so called Christian Agenda that you spout! Dude, everybody you called out stands next to you at the water cooler! Everybody you called out decides who they green light for just about anything!

You know Steven that it's about the relationships you build with these/those people!

What about Mel Gibson? Mel's a D*ick too! But Mel has been the lead in several films that have MADE MONEY! Mel has a following! YOU have not starred as the LEAD in a HIGH B Movie! You have yet to be even considered an A list Actor! Mel's has gotten work but not nearly the work he used to get! And YOU, Steven, ain't MEL!

It ain't cause of YOUR Faith! It's cause you been MEAN and an A-Hole! Maybe you should learn to BE more tolerant and more diplomatic! At least BE nice!

Your Brother wants to Kick Your Butt too! So don't act like it's just the "Liberal" Industry! You been a D*ck! Deal with it!

BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!