Friday, January 28, 2011

New Poetry

Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! They Cried!
The American Manufacturing Sector has died

Jobs making lamps, Nike's and jeans have long ago

been shipped overseas

Greed ravages the Land like a infectious disease

Low Taxes! More tax breaks Titans of Industry Implore

Sending their profits to Tax Shelters off-shore

While people have not seen decent wages in ages

And the hunger pangs of the poor go on ignored
And the American Empire is now winding down

The People long for a return to more prosperous days

They'll never return! Never? Never!

The Wealthy got more, the Poor got shown the door

downsized to balance the ledgers.


Mr. President Sir

The Poor will be with you always.  Jesus of Nazareth

President Obama gave a masterful state of the union address this past Tuesday but I can't help but think that it's all for not. The House and Senate may have sat next to one another in the chamber but this is not reality. In reality, Progressives are in a battle with ultra conservatives. No need to panic though because while an angry majority sent the Tea Party Republicans to congress, even more Angry Americans, mostly White Folks elected Barack Obama President of the United States of  America.

That number trumps their number and Mr. Obama should remember that and remind the American Media and the Publics at large that this is so.  It is my agenda, my ideas, my cabinets ideas that the congress needs to work with, not their own agendas. 

Mr. President, they've done you a great favor. Their opposition gives you the chance to clearly spell out your plans and implement them. Have some back bone Mr. President and Stand up!

You can still be the President you want to be but for that to happen it will take Brains, Ingenuity and Guts!

BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Booom! Back Pack Bomb Story Ignored in the Mass Media!

Backpack Bomb Found on King Celebration Route in Spokane, Washington

Once again, the mass media has done a exceptional job of ignoring a Major Story! Bravo Mass Media! Kim Kardashian's booty needs all the page space you can spare.  Brittany's got a new album!  Kanye West is sooo gracious in allowing Brittany to BE number one on the charts! That's News!

Now, an unidentified person or group leaves an explosive that would have killed or injured several people during a Peace Parade route is swept aside.  Are you kidding me?  This was Dr. King's Birthday Celebration March.  A march dedicated in honor or a slained Baptist Minister who dedicated his life and a large part of his ministry to the Principle of Non Violence.  And you ignore that?

Kim's Boo-Tay! Now that sells papers! Not Hard Hitting Investigative Journalism and News!

Where is the Federal Bureau of Investigations in all of this? Why hasn't the media published major stories quoting them?  Why hasn't this been Kathy Couric's lead story?  Brian Williams busy?  John King from CNN, Anderson Cooper?

Why??? This needs to be covered! The culprits needs to be captured and brought to justice!

BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Thank You Dr. King!

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Arizona Murders! Media says, It wasn't anything We said!

President Barack "Bam Bam" Obama was once again, classy, elegant and took the high road of politics last evening as he addressed the Nation in wake of the murders in Arizona including the assassination of a Judge and a Congressperson.  (You do not have to die in order to be listed as assassinated)

Over the last couple of days though there have been several pundits and organizations, some who have over the last few years mounted an increasing aggressive political climate saying, WE had NOTHING TO DO WITH IT! It wasn't anything WE said that made this LONE NUT GO OFF and KILL PEOPLE WE DIDN'T Agree with!

It wasn't anything WE said that made this LONE NUT GO OFF and KILL PEOPLE WE DIDN'T Agree with!

Baloney! Hogwash! BULL ISH! It is not a coincidence that this so called LONE NUT just happened to kill YOUR POLITICAL Opposition. 

"LIAR!" Congressman Joe Wilson

"I Hope you Fail!" Radio Show Pundit Rush Limbaugh

" There's an African in the Zoo but the White House has a Lyin African!" Tea Party Member's Sign

More after the jump

Still not convinced???

"Oh, it was nothing we said, it was NOTHING that WE did!" 

The media has great power to influence the public and that power has to be used responsibly. You can't just FART in an Elevator and not expect it to stink and choke out anyone in the vicinity. Sarah Palin is no longer a politically elected official but she is a public figure and she has to be held responsible for what she says first by the MEDIA. 

"How do we do that Mista Jaycee?"

"Hummm, well you could start by countering some of her assertions with..I don't know FACTS! You could have I don't know.... you could have Domonique Diprima, (Front Page) Jasmine Cannuck, (LA Journalist) Danielle Beltran (The Black Snob) to counter her in language, and style and with FACTS! That's just a starter.

Sarah Palin gives a great soundbite! Oh yeah, she's the Effin Karrine Stephens of Soundbites, the Superhead, the Kat Stacks of Effin Soundbites but while it Tit-Til-Lating and Provacative, and gets RATINGS it also starts alot of shit that a responsible MEDIA is supposed to referee.  I believe that somewhere there's a corporate flack who loves that fact that some nut finally killed somebody!  I think that for some it would have been better for ratings if it had been an actual attack on the President. 

"If it bleeds it leads!'

So President Obama, Take your own safety into your own hands starting by warning elected officials that they need to watch their mouths. Secondly by arresting them when they don't! Some have gotten too bold, it's not just criticism of you or your policies which is an American Right but it's borderline threats on your person and on the Office of the President.  Arrest they asses! The time for civility is over and has been for a long time.  I said that President Bill Clinton should have had arrested Senator Jesse Helms when he implied that the "President's Life might be in danger in North Carolina because of his policies."  Senator Jesse Helms received a polite slap on the wrist. That was one Southern Old White Dude, threatening a YOUNGER White Southern Dude who was the POTUS!

I said that President Bill Clinton should have had Senator Jesse Helms arrested!

Time for you Mr. President to stop pretending that some in congress do not have a problem with you being a BLACK Dude, Bi-Racial or not, with the highest office in the land. Arrest them! Sure, it has never happened in Recent American History but there has NEVER been a BLACK MAN IN THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT'S OFFICE BEFORE! Time you set a standard and redefine the rules.

As far as the media is concerned. You may feel that you did not contribute to the climate that may have inspired anyone to kill but I believe that you did.  You can change how you do business TODAY so that you are not the inspiration for the NEXT Group of Nuts!

Just my opinion!

BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Kongo Square Chat with Novelist Archie Caswell

Welcome to A Choice of Weapons, Kongo Square Chat. I’m your host Mista Jaycee. Today’s guest is Novelist Archie Caswell. Her latest book is “Evolution of a Nympho”

Jaycee: Hi, before we talk about your novel, tell me a little a little about your life as a writer.

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Jaycee:   At what age did you begin writing?

Archie: I believe I was a story teller before I became a writer. I learned the value of my imagination early on.When I learned to spell I began to put pen to paper and
I never stopped.

Jaycee:   What was your first published work?

Archie:  When I was 17 I had a poem published in a local newspaper. It was entitled Who Am I. Now that I think about it , it was corny but I was so proud of myself. lol

Jaycee:  When times are slow, how do you keep yourself encouraged? A lot of aspiring writers quit because of the rejection.
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Archie:  I never attempted to submit my work to a publisher. I felt strongly enough about my work to self publish. I don't have time for rejection. I invested in myself.If I succeed i reap the benefits, if i fail I simply try again. You can't allow other peoples opinions of you to detour your dreams.

Jaycee:   What story turned you on? I mean, what story did you read that made you say I can do this? I want to do this?

Archie:  "Tar Baby" by Iceberg Slim. His characters reminded of the people I had been around my entire life. I didn't know that my reality was worth reading until I discovered his books.

Jaycee:  Now, let’s talk about your most current work, “Evolution of a Nympho” You have my attention with the title. (Laughter) Why did you choose to birth this story or did it choose you?
Novelist Archie Caswell

Archie:  lol...Honestly this book had a voice of its own. I felt it even though I didn't live it. I knew a lot of girls that did. I knew that it was worth sharing when I cried and laughed and cried again. (Laughter)  I read it again last night and I couldn't believe some of the things that I had written. I love this book like a child.

Jaycee:   I have spoken with several published authors, such as Darnella Ford and Odie Hawkins about the so called “Ghettoization” of African American Authors. I’m referring to the lumping of all Black Authors into one section or even more specifically, into one genre. I wouldn’t say that "Evolution of a Nympho" is a younger version of Zane’s the Heat Seekers but maybe an uninformed book seller or publisher might. Have you had to deal with that?

Archie:  No I haven't, but I would be honored to be placed in a category with any of these authors. The title The Evolution Of a Nympho has placed me in the erotica box on its own. This book is so much more than that. It has it's sexual moments but I would prefer to be placed in the urban/lit genre

Jaycee:   Was it fun writing this novel? What’s been the overall reaction to the novel?

Archie:  Writing this novel was intense! It was pleasurable, exciting, emotional,fulfilling, you name it, i felt it. I have received some really good feedback and great reviews. The poll is still out.Ask me this question again next year maybe I'll have a better answer for you.

Jaycee:  What advice would you give to up and coming writers?

Archie:  I would give them the same advice that my father gave me. If you wake up every morning wanting to write, if you go to bed every night with a sonnet on your mind. You are a writer. No piece of paper, no degree, nobody can change that. Just keep writing...
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Jaycee:   What have you discovered about the publishing industry or about just being an author that maybe you had not considered before you got into the business?

Archie:  It's hard work...It's very time consuming and at times it's a struggle. For me the business sometimes takes away from the creativity. It is very challenging, but at the same time it's rewarding. It's more than a job it becomes a away of life

Jaycee:  Who are your inspirations and your writing mentors?

Archie:  I don't want to leave anyone out...(Laughter)   Wahida Clark is a great motivator for me. I love her style. K'wan has been a mentor. I think Mary Morrison is a great business woman, so is Zane. My friends and my family motivate me. Life...Inspires me. I am truly blessed!

Jaycee:   What author just irks the heck out you as an artist/ (Loaded question) (Laughter)

Have you ever heard of Archie Caswell?   She gets on my last nerve! lol lol lol Just comment :-)

Jaycee: Thanks for allowing me to interview you.

Archie:  Thanks for having me.

Jaycee: "Evolution of a Nympho" and all Archie Caswell's Novels can be purchased at

Monday, January 10, 2011

Rest in Peace to all the victims in Az!

I Love Women's Basketball!

I love Women's Basketball! My Daughter played in high school and in college.  I went to every home game and sat through hours and hours of hard, grueling practices and tournaments, so I was deeply offended while listening to the Petros and Money radio show.  P and Money were on vacation but the guest hosts were talking about John Wooden's UCLA Bruin win streak being eclipsed by Gene Aurelia's UCONN Women's Huskies team win of 90. 

Who's cares about Women's Basketball he asked?

I do! I care deeply.  It's a very enjoyable brand of basketball. The WNBA is boring to me.  I went to a Los Angeles Sparks game and it was as exciting as watching hair grow.  I think that's the NBA's doing.  The College game is a great product. Fast Break basketball, great defense, with passionate players.  But back to my point.

Women's college basketball does not receive the coverage they should. My Daughter's team for instance, never enjoyed what the Men's team took for granted.  The school band sat in the stands and played during the Men's game, the Cheer Team, cheered for the Men's team.  The concession stand was open for the Men and The Women's team was encouraged to support the Men's team.  They didn't always cheer for the Women's game.

This is a fundamental point of unfairness.  The Men should BE encouraged by the Athletic department to support the Women's teams.  Reality check! Men's sports bring alot of dough to the colleges but Women's bring money as well as prestige to the college.  Does Duke, Stanford, Rutgers or Tennessee turn down any publicity garnered from a successful Women's program? Heck No!

South Eastern Louisiana University loves to promote Robin Roberts as an alumnus. A Basketball playing Alumnus who graduated and went on to ESPN and then to Good Morning America!

So, I would encourage you to write the athletic programs of your local colleges and universities in support of the Women's programs.  Plus follow up by wearing a college jersey and writing a check! WRITE A CHECK FOR THE PROGRAM!

BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!

Friday, January 7, 2011

First Post of 2011

Welcome back to A Choice of Weapons. Happy New Year! This is gonna BE a Great Year! On deck are interviews with Novelists Archie Caswell and Pamela Chapron in the monthly Kongo Square Chats. Its' gonna BE hawt! I mean HOT!

This year, I am honored to BE able to recommend a host of new Blogs and Bloggers, most notably Novelist Odie Hawkins, who is publishing new work over at Odie Hawkins Unlimited @

As a writer who covers American Life and Politiricks I am ecstatic that the TEA PARTY (FAR RIGHT DISENFRANCISED WING OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY) has been elected to the congress. This should provide lots of material to write about. Good Times!

Well, fasten your seat belts, gird your loins, keep your hands and feet inside the car at all times, put on your Big Boy Drawers or your BIG GIRL Panties and remember Mista Jaycee and A Choice of Weapons is not responsible if you laugh and shoot soda out your nose or if you become enraged that you throw a shoe threw your television because of something your read here.

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!