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The general, socio-political and very personal rantings and ravings of a hip hop head from the hood hustling for change... Of himself.

You all know me and are aware that I am unable to remain silent. At times to be silent is to lie. For silence can be interpreted as acquiescence.
—Miguel de Unamuno


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

30 Days... 30 Posts: Day Eight

Stayed up until 5am watching our election debacle. I am embarrassed.

We have a serious racial situation going on here in Chicago, and a candidate who lost last night stormed election headquarters with most of his supporters and got into it with election officials and the dudes bringing in the ballots claiming that the election was being fixed.

This drama carried on until damn near 5am. This cat is claiming conspiracy and his followers got into fights and damn near compromised boxes of tabulated votes at our city hall because he thought that the burbs votes (read rich white folks) were purposely not being counted.

Now dude is white and stood an outside shot of beating the brother who ran against him. The campaign was nasty and racially motivated since the March primaries. Oh, did I mention that the brother that was running for the seat his daddy had to relinquish because of a complications of a stroke?

This position is a powerful one, It's for county board president. Cook County, which is the 2nd largest county in the US encompasses all of Chicago and about another 20-30 square miles of land outside the city. The position is a mirror image of our mayor's spot. A few people are taking exception to a 42 year old, hip hop listening to, educated son of the current president pining for daddy's spot.

Enough of this nonsense.

And the mad republican cat didn't even have enough votes to win the damn election. He just wanted to not concede and act a friggin fool.

Mission accomplished, GOP.


Anonymous said...

Y'all are doing entirely too much out there!

LadyLee said...

Hassan... I am just glad that it is all over. I am going to scream if I have to see one more freakin' mudslinging commercial!!!

Anonymous said...

Thats serious!! But there was some voter intimidation across the country I heard. People were calling voters and claiming that certain Republicans were Democrast and trying to get them to vote.

Aly Cat 121 said...

okay I'm just waitin for some real sh*t to go down. what would people do if no one knew who won or didn't win? would regular folks proclaim themselves leaders? *shakin head*

DivineLavender said...

I bet advertizers are glad this crap is over too. I miss the Sonic commericals with their limeade and those juicy burgers. (Even tho there isn't a Sonic in the Chicagoland area-
Dayum THEM). Plus, I need to resort back to the mind numbing Check Into Cash spots. LMFAO!

aquababie said...

stuff like that just makes me ill. i can't even imagine why folk want to be politicians.