Thursday, May 29, 2008

Joker of the Week Nods

Racist voters narrowly edged out Usher, Nariah and R. Kelly to win Joker of the Week last week. Thanks to all those who voted! This week it's all about the ladies.

Sharon Stone - For blaming the earthquake in China on China's bad karma. Stone said, "They're not being nice to the Dalai Lama, who is a friend of mine. And then all of this earthquake and all this happened and I thought, is that karma? When you're not nice, that bad things happen to you?" Over 68,000 innocent people, many of them children, have died in the earthquake. Stone needs to stick to acting and leave politics alone. Oh wait, didn't Basic Instinct 2 only bring in $100?? Hmmm, she should just sit in a corner.

Michelle Malkin - For claiming that Rachel Ray's scarf in a Dunkin Donut's ad looked like a Middle Eastern look "popularized by Yasser Arafat and a regular adornment of Muslim terrorists appearing in beheading and hostage-taking videos." Seriously? This is what the world has come to? Uproar over a scarf? Beyond ridiculous.

Liz Trotta - For "jokingly" wishing that someone would assassinate Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden. Trotta was discussing the uproar over Billary's remarks on RFK's assassination. Trotta said, "some are reading [it] as a suggestion that somebody knock off Osama." When she was corrected by the host regarding her misuse of Osama's name, Trotta went on to say, "Obama. Well...both if we could." WOW. So an African American man running for president is akin to a mass murdering terrorist? Lovely. I guess folks can wear their Klan hoods in broad day light now.

Na Na Campbell - For being charged with assault for her recent Heathrow Airport antics in a case of "luggage rage."

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Fashion Scarves = Islamic Terrorists?

Now I have heard it all. Dunkin Donuts has removed a recent ad featuring Rachael Ray after a Fox news commentator said the scarf Ray wore in the ad resembled scarves worn by Islamic extremists. Michelle Malkin (who has clinched a spot as a contender for Joker of the Week) said that Ray's scarf resembled a a kiffiyeh, a look "popularized by Yasser Arafat and a regular adornment of Muslim terrorists appearing in beheading and hostage-taking videos." Dunkin Donuts indicated that no such symbolism was intended but they are pulling the ad because they do not want any misunderstanding to detract from the promotion of their iced coffee.

Seriously? Ray is representing Islamic extremists? Anything that looks remotely Middle Eastern is now representative of terrorists and unpatriotic? Talk about a slippery slope. The idea that Dunkin Donuts--home of glazed donuts, bacon and cheese croissants and coolattas is some kind of promoter of terrorism is absolutely ridiculous. Ms. Malkin should have better things to do than policing donut ads.

Moreover, I find it extremely ironic that Malkin is discussing donuts and terrorists when commentators on her network suggested that Obama should be assassinated along with Osama.
Others on Malkin's "hate couture" watch list: Kanye West, Colin Farrell and DNC Chair Howard Dean.
Here's a pic of Ms. Malkin...

When Surgery Goes Wrong

I was innocently perusing an article on The Sex and the City premiere (YAY!), when I was accosted by this image of Lil' Kim. I actually just want to give her a hug. It has got to be difficult to look in the mirror and not even recognize yourself and to be unable to do anything to make yourself look good. Yes she did it to herself, but it's really sad.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Gas - Getting Robbed Without A Gun

CITC blogs about whatever is on our minds, and right now, the price at the pump has me steaming. I'm now up to $60.00/week, and I sincerely believe stations are watering down the gas because it is not lasting as long.

In the D.C. metro area, even regular gas has cracked the $4/gallon mark. Plus gas I've seen at $4.19 and premium gas as high as $4.30. It is SCANDALOUS, and apparently the prices are not going to go down any time soon. I believe one Exxon executive indicated last week that Americans were just going to have to adjust to gas at $4.00. Unreal. We definitely need to find some alternative energy source, mass market it and make it affordable, because this is straight ridiculous.

What are the gas prices in your area?

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Joker of the Week Nods

Congrats to Papoose for his resounding Joker of the Week win due to his recent hide the handcuff key prison antics. That was well-earned joker. WELL-EARNED. Who can dethrone Papoose this week?????

Ursher - For allegedly separating from Mrs. Ursher so soon after the wedding and baby AND for two unimpressive releases to date from his upcoming album. He better bring sexy back or something. Don't let JT and Chris Brown take your swagger Usher!

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon - For their continued charade of a marriage and publicity tour. If you are really in love, you don't need to stage roller coaster outings for the paparazzi to take pics--you're ducking and diving James Bond style like BeyJay.

Non college "degree'd" people who won't vote for Obama because he is Black--both those who admit it when polled and those who secretly believe it but try to cover it up. Apparently, whites who have not attended college don't like Obama and many have openly admitted that race is the reason. Thank you for your honesty. But put your Klan hood away and get on the bus, because the world is changing jokers! Obama for life! (Just had to vent).

50 Cent/Rosci - 50 for calling Rosci a h* after she called his album"garbage." Rosci for talking smack and then being insulted and put on blast. Not a good look for either.

R. Kelly - For being identified as a sleazy molester by the victim's relatives and a former friend during the sex tape trial.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Ummmm, What?

On the bright side (no pun intended), this look is better than the skunk look, and she does appear to have utilized Arrid Extra Dry. But there is something about my favorite Idol that makes me want to rip the Easter egg dye out of her hands and take her to the nearest "Blessed and Highly Favored" beauty salon STAT!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


What's up fellow bloggers? I'm back from Jamaica, and wouldn't you know it's taken a turn for the cold in D.C.? Boo!

Any way, had a fab time in Jamaica for the wedding. Although, my mother and I had to make a good time because the Wyndam Rose Hall Resort and Country Club SUCKS! It's 4 stars and the reviews were good, but here's what they didn't put on tripadvior or expedia:

  1. The guestrooms are not carpeted. Instead they have white tile flooring which is constantly dirty despite housekeeping's efforts. It was disgusting.
  2. The hotel only has 3 restaurants. Two of the restaurants require reservations and are not open every day (i.e. when I went to make reservations on Thursday and on Sunday, one restaurant was closed for the day and the other was completely booked). The third restaurant is a buffet, and Traveldiva does not do buffet, especially one that reminds me of a high school cafeteria with the students being wet, scantily clad families coming in from the pool. So we ended up eating off the resort A LOT or surviving on chips and soda. HA.

  3. The ATM was out of service for two days.

  4. The cable t.v. stopped working right in the middle of the season finale of Desperate Housewives and did not come back on until the next day.

  5. THE RESORT IS INFESTED WITH DIRTY STRAY JAMAICAN CATS. I kid you not. My mom and I were lounging on an elevated beach area the first day we were there, determined to relax and enjoy the beauty of the ocean despite our disappointment in the hotel. I happened to turn my head and see a d*mn stray cat looking me dead in the eye. It would have been bad enough if that had been the only one. No, little Garfield had a gang of friends. And they came out on the resort property every evening, by the pool, by the ocean--h*ll cats were lounging under and around tables while people ate and listened to Calypso bands in the evening. I swear cats were laying down, relaxing in the eating area enjoying a little Bob Marley. A stray cat jumped down from a food tray right in front of my mother. There were even cats walking around our tables during the wedding reception and we were afraid one was going to pounce on a cake. Never in all my years of travel have I been to a resort infested with stray cats. I checked into a hotel, not a zoo. I made my complaints known to management and will be writing a scathing review on tripadvisor and expedia.

But on to the GOOD!

I went jet skiing in the middle of nowhere. I literally flew over the water--totally exhilarating.

The wedding was lovely. I led the line dancing at the wedding reception. I also swam, chilled at Margaritaville, hung out on the hip strip and drank more frozen drinks than I can actually count. Breakfast--I'll have a peach on the beach. Lunch - I'll take a Strawberry daquiri. Snack - Two pineapple mojitos por favor; Dinner - Need I even ask?

I went to the spa--80 minute deep tissue, pedi, mani. Good times.

I climbed the Dunn's River Falls in Ocho Rios. Now, that was not deliberate. I thought I was going to be walking along a gentle path along the falls. I did not know I was going to be actually rock climbing risking life and limb up a seemingly unending waterfall for an hour. Luckily I encountered three other Black girls who were equally as petrified, and we made our way up the slippery rocks together. I honestly had to stop in the middle of the trek and pray to the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost because only the Trinity kept my behind from falling and either killing or injuring myself. Seriously, the brochure shouldn't just say climbing the beautiful falls--that sounds like a fun frolic. It should say "BEWARE--the rocks are slippery, steep, and you will fall and bust your *ss a number of times before it's all over."


I'll do more of a blow by blow of my trip to Portugal, but just wanted to hit some highlights and lowlights for ya!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Keeping it Real!!!

And on a "keeping it real note," its great to see Kimora Lee Simmons looking natural........ Even the queen of fabulousity takes a break every now and then........

and post artistic and creative manipulation.........

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mariah is Joker of the Month

I know we've already blogged about this and we're all over this, but this chick is really starting to bother me........ I know she still thinks she's 12 and still dresses like she's 12, but this must stop. Or am I just hating? Probably not!!!

And then yesterday, Nick/loverboy/keptboy/armcandy was out "buying" a new toy..... i ain't mad at him...... I would too, if I had a cashkitty/wife/cashkitty!!!

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Congrats to Grown Woman on her little Bundle of Joy

Congrats to our Girl Grown Woman!! Much Love and "Rest" to you!!!!

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Joker of the Week Nods

  • Papoose - This rocket scientist was set to marry Remy Ma during a visit to his boo in prison. BUT he got busted sneaking a handcuff key into the prison, so the wedding did not take place and he's been banned from Riker's for 6 months.

  • Suge Knight - Vanilla Ice singing "Ice Ice Baby" on I Tunes? 99 cents. A copy of "Holler If you Hear Me," Micheal Eric Dyson's book on Tupac? $10.20. Suge Knight getting knocked the f out? Priceless.

  • Hillary Clinton - On GP.

  • DMX - Speeding + drugs + animal cruelty = jail

  • Bill O'Reilly - If you have not seen the video of O'Reilly losing his cool on Inside Edition, please click here. 'Nuff said.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Random Juice

  • X - DMX was arrested twice last week. How? He was arrested once for a speeding violation in Arizona from January. Then several days after his release, he was arrested again at his home on allegations involving drugs and animal cruelty. Apparently, when the police first raided the place, he tried to barricade himself in his room. Well, we know he didn't know who Barack Obama was, but is it possible he didn't know about Michael Vick's arrest on animal cruelty??

Today's Public Service Announcement: We have to pause in delivering general random tidbits for the following PSA. Please Angelina Jolie hire someone to do little Zahara's hair. I know, you may not be familiar with the texture, the right styles, grease, but someone can help you for a small fee. Please, if you're going to help orphans and throw them in front of the paparazzi, please hire someone that knows how to do their hair. We now continue with today's gossip.

  • Obama Update - Barack has taken the lead over Hillary in declared superdelegates for the first time!

  • Suge Knight - Some anonymous bloke opened up a fresh can of whoop A on legendary "gangsta" Suge Knight. Oh the irony....

I've Got The Fever!

Hola Bloggers!

I'm going to Jamaica on Thursday for a wedding, and I've already got the fever. I don't want to work or think too heavily, so my blogging will likely be sporadic this week. In my absence, I'm not sure what's going to happen. Grown Woman is set to have her baby in a few hours (WOOOHOOO!), so I know blogging is the LAST thing on her mind. Tilshop hasn't blogged in ages. Yes, I'm calling you out chica. Sassy may blog if massa doesn't have her on the plantation till 2 AM this week.

But in any event, I'll take pics and think of you guys when I'm jet-skiing! LOL

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Return Of The Jedi - AMENDED 5/8/08

I don't know if you have seen the Empire Strikes Barack parody on YouTube, but it is hilarious. But if the Clinton/Media Empire struck Barack in the last few weeks, last night represented The Return of the Jedi. (Yes I'm revealing some dorkiness, but I'm excited, what can I say? LOL). Last night Barack Obama TROUNCED Hillary Clinton with a 14% lead in North Carolina, negating her gains from her Pennsylvania win, and then, if that weren't enough, he came within 2% points of her in Indiana. Old Hills expected Indiana and North Carolina to be a game changer. And she was right--Barack returned in full force and showed that he could weather the storm and that he still had the support of the people. The fact that he could beat her overwhelmingly in North Carolina and that she could barely edge out a victory in Indiana with all of the bad press Obama has received lately speaks volumes.
Onward and upward Obama!
P.S. There was a point at the beginning of the presidential race when I would have been happy if Hillary won because I'm a woman and it is about time America followed the example of many other countries and had a female leader. But, that time has passed due to the antics of the Clinton machine.
CNN is reporting the following on Darth Vader today:
Hillary Clinton suggested Wednesday that "White Americans" are increasingly turning away from Barack Obama’s candidacy."I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on," Clinton said in an interview with USA TODAY.
Clinton cited an Associated Press poll "that found how Senator Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me."
"There's a pattern emerging here," she said. Exit polls from Tuesday's primaries in Indiana and North Carolina show Clinton won about 60 percent of the white vote in both states. That percentage is down from the Ohio primary on March 4, in which Clinton won upwards of 65 percent of the white vote. Meanwhile, Clinton garnered 63 percent of the white vote in Pennsylvania on April 22. Speaking with the paper, Clinton rejected the notion her comments were racially divisive in any way. "These are the people you have to win if you're a Democrat in sufficient numbers to actually win the election," she said. "Everybody knows that."
I don't want to call her a B out of overall respect for the first viable female candidate, but she's making it hard...........

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Karl Malone Is A Deadbeat Dad?

Who knew former NBA star Karl "The Mailman" Malone was a deadbeat dad and had R. Kelly tendencies? I certainly did not. While he was a sophomore in college, Karl fathered a child, Demetrius Bell, with a 13 year old girl. THIRTEEN! Malone has never acknowledged his son or had a relationship with him. In fact, Bell did not know Malone was his father until after he graduated from high school. And what did Malone tell Bell when he finally met him? Only that it was too late for Malone to be his father and Bell would have to “earn his money on his own.” Too late to make up for lost time? Too late to even be friends and have a relationship with your own flesh and blood?
Despite having such a triflin' father, Bell has now gone on to become a defensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills. SMH

Monday, May 5, 2008

Ummmm, What?

Fantasia is becoming a regular in the "Ummm, what the h*ll was she thinking?" series. What's worse in this pic, the hair color or the fact that she didn't use Arrid Extra Dry?

Friday, May 2, 2008

You Better Work!

This week's award goes to the recently married Tia Mowry from The Game and Sister Sister fame. I actually didn't think she had cut her hair--I thought it was just some random plot on the show. She is working the short 'do and giving plenty of sass! Go 'head chica!

Is Mariah Off Of Her Meds?

Word is that Mariah Carey married actor and (cough) rapper Nick Cannon. I had previously dismissed these rumors as complete nonsense, but now the Associated Press is reporting it, so this could actually be true. I am sincerely confused. After Drumline, what has Nick Cannon done? That comedy show? Am I the only one who thinks he's a total cornball? Yet he has dated Christina Milian, Selita Banks, and may have married a singing diva like Carey? Wow. He's got some kind of hustle going....

Source - Cannon and Banks
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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Barbara Tells Oprah About Interracial Affair!

Barbara Walters + affair + Married Black Senator = Armageddon
Just kidding--I always knew she was a freak...