Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My Inaugural Ramblings

In his address at Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln said:

The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth (Lincoln, 1863).
Just shy of the 200th year anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth, "we the people" will experience "A New Birth of Freedom" as President-elect Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States of America, and I will be in attendance. No matter how small of a spec I will make in a crowd of millions, there is no place I'd rather be than in the presence of history. In the place that commerorates the life and works of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, the place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 100 years after Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, shared his "Dream" with my grandparents and great-grandparents in 1963. Yes, I will be there when Barack Obama looks across the National Mall towards the Lincoln Memorial and addresses the nation for the first time as president, letting freedom ring from the White house to the "snowcapped Rockies of Colorado...the curvaceous slopes of California...the Stone Mountain of Georgia...the Lookout Mountain of Tennessee...every hill and molehill of Mississippi...every mountainside...Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

Also check my post Is Racism Dead from Novemeber 5th.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The selfish giver

One would think that being a giver is quite the opposite of being selfish, but I've come to find that I am both. While I've always been a HUGE giver, I'm equally as selfish. I mean if I have the means to do something nice for some one I care about, I'm gonna do it. No questions asked, and not because I expect something in return, but because I just love the gift of giving. I find pleasure in giving all around the board. But just as much, I'm selfish, not to the point where I have a disregard for the well-being of others, just to the point where I'd rather help you get your own than share mine. For instance. I have a friend who, everytime we order food, he's like, "You get this and I'll get that, then we can share." NO! I don't WANT that. If I wanted THAT, I would have gotten THAT. I want THIS, and if you want it too then THIS is what you should get, not THAT. How about I just buy two and you can have your own?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Allow me to reintroduce myself/wildest lyrics ever

In case you forgot, I go by Que.P, and I've been on a hiatus. Lots of thinking. Lots and lots of it. Some of which I might share publicly. Starting with music lyrics. I'm not the biggest fan of rap music, but within a 24 hr time span, I heard 2 of the wildest lyrics I've ever heard, and it got me to thinking about some other crazy lyrics. Feel free to add your own.

"Let me rub on your back/Paint on your toes/Let me scratch the dandruff out of your scalp/Pick in your nose" (David Banner, "Cool" by Anthony Hamilton).

- Um...Unless I lose the activity of BOTH my arms, we'll never be THAT cool. Sorry.

"Back breaker/Put you over my knees/Put you on punishment women and I'll spank ya/Have you praisin the Lord like thank ya-thank ya-thank ya/Lord I want to thank ya" (Luda, "Chopped and Screwed" by T-Pain).

- Is there no shame in our fornication? Too wild Luda. Too wild. LMBO.

"I'm the opposite of moderate/Immaculately polished with/The spirit of a hustler/and swagger of a college kid" (T.I., "Live Ya Life")

- I did the song but old is TI? I'll take that college swagger (some one pulease bury that word) and trade it in for some grown man weight any day.

"Lucky that my breasts are small and humble/so you don't confuse them with mountains" (Shakira, "Whenever, Wherever").

- Yeah so is that like suppose to be sudductive?

"I like it when the beat goes da na da na/Baby make your booty go da na da na/Girl I know you wanna show da na da na/That thong th thong thong thong" (Sisquo, "Thong Song").

- I can't front like I wasn't riding the Blue Line to the Red Line to the 87th bus blastin this on my walkman, but come on now, "da na da na"?