F-A-Natic Fridays – Jay-Z’s Occupy All Streets???

Jay-Z has decided to support the Occupy Wall Street (#OWS) movement with a new shirt that his clothing brand Rocawear will distribute; Hov recently wore the Occupy All Streets shirt at the MSG Watch The Throne performance.  Jay-Z getting behind the Occupy Wall St is sort of a BIG DEAL; this attention will bring a crowd not typically interested in social issues.  Of course the attention will be superficial at first as people will be more into looking cool wearing the t-shirts, but there will be an effect (positive and negative).

BUT, I do have 1 problem with Rocawear’s Occupy All Streets t-shirts

“The ‘Occupy All Streets’ T shirt was created in support of the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement. Rocawear strongly encourages all forms of constructive expression, whether it be artistic, political or social. ‘Occupy All Streets’ is our way of reminding people that there is change to be made everywhere, not just on Wall Street. At this time we have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement.” 

Sooooooo, you support #OWS, BUT you only support to a certain point????

Come on Rocawear, you have to do better than that; the #OWS movement is about the 99% tired of the 1% building their fortunes on the backs of the working man.  And here we have Rocawear profiting off the backs of #OWS!!!

Hmmmmm…….

As Jon Bershad wrote in an article on Mediate

If the shirt is just designed to be cool and “of the moment” or something, then, fine. Do whatever you want. However, if they actually intend it as support, then they should be supporting in a more tangible way.

What Jay-Z’s doing isn’t wrong, per se, it’s just kind of tasteless and jerky seeming. If he wanted to lend his support, he could have shown up at the protests…  Or he could have made the shirts say something clearer like “Jay-Z, a rich man, should pay more taxes!” Or he could just give the movement some of the darn profits.

I agree with Bershad on these points, basically Rocawear is profiting off the backs of #OWS!  Jay-Z needs to call up whoever at Rocawear and tell them to do the right thing.  I realize there is a cost of production, Rocawear should keep what money they need to cover cost and give the rest to support #OWS.

Put the mic down for a second Hov and do the right thing!!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Takeover Thursdays – Herman Cain “The Real Black Man”, LMAO!!!

"The Real Black Man"

It trips me out how Herman Cain REALLY believes that he is more Black than President Barack Obama and that Black folks that don’t want to listen to his ideas have been brainwashed by Democrats.  If you haven’t been paying attention Cain is trying to win the Republican nomination to run against President Obama in 2012.  Cain is a politician/columnist who is the former chairman and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, and according to him his past experience would make him a better president than Obama.

Ummm….

So I can’t lie when I heard this kat was a the chairman and CEO of pizza chain I was hesitant to listen to his ideas; I don’t know maybe it was the idea of the former head of a pizza chain possibly sitting down with Israel and Palestine trying to hammer out peace… That caused the hesitation, HAHA!!

With that said I was still willing to hear this man out….

Well, that was until I started to hear Cain talk about being “The Real Black Man”, and how if he had Cancer now he would die because of President Obama passing the Affordable Care Act.

What???

This is the type of silliness that leads me to tune out the nutbag Republican candidates.  I am willing to listen to anyone who has ideas, but I can’t sit there and give any credibility to those who talk nonsense just to make a splash in the media or get some attention from the extreme Right-Wing of the Republican party.  Yes, I’m Democrat who fully supports President Obama but at the same time I realize Obama is not perfect and I am open to hearing new ideas.  Instead we have the Godfather of pizza trying to tell me that as a Black person my support of Democrats can only mean that I have been brainwashed, GTFOH!!!!

Word of advice for Mr. Cain, there is no need to go off the deep end like Perry or Bachmann.  Stick to the real message of jobs, reforming entitlements and the tax code; actually Cain might want to fall back on tax code reform.  I say that because his 9-9-9 tax plan is a great sound bite, BUT as a plan is lacking.

Also Cain should stop referring to Occupy Wall Street (#OccupyWallStreet or #OWS) protesters as Un-American:

“Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself!”

“It is not a person’s fault if they succeeded, it is a person’s fault if they failed.”

Herman Cain seems to have a short memory when it comes to the damage Wall Street caused in the crash of 2008 which caused many Americans to lose their job.

But I guess I have to be careful who I laugh at, currently Cain  is the GOP front-runner in many polls.  SMH, we will see if the so-called “Real Black Man” can stand the spotlight of being the “Top Dawg”.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!