What a Horrible, Horrible, Horrible Time to be a President

by tripppleO

“When thousands of peoples is riled up to see you
That can arouse ya ego, we got mouths to feed so
Gotta stay true to who you are and where you came from
Coz at the top will be the same place you hang from
No matter how big you can ever be
For whatever fee or publicity, never lose your integrity”

– Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones (aka ‘Nas’)

Long hours on the campaign trail, packed and charged rallies, meetings with campaign donors, countless election strategies and counter strategies all culminating in the announcement of the win and the swearing in ceremony. It’s all usually glamorous and inspiring to most people looking in from the outside. Although the campaign period is extremely stressful and draining on the candidate the really hard work begins once that candidate is sworn into office.

Just ask Barack Obama. After his ‘landslide’ win he embarked on achieving some of his campaign promises and he was successful in some most notably healthcare and Wall street reform. However, there is the big issue that has dominated news in the States these last 6 months (not Osama) have been the budget deficit. Make no mistake, the U.S debt is a serious global issue. While the risk of the U.S defaulting on its debt may be a bit farfetched, given the close linked global economy, it is crucial that they sort out their debt issue. As most economists will confirm the two ways to cut a deficit are either reduce spending or increase taxes. However, both options are politically risky for any American president. (There’s also the increased tax receipts/collections option as a result of economic growth but this is more long term in most cases and highly dependent on economic growth).

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AGNES, YOU’RE THE MAN!

Dear Agnes,

"Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, OH MY GOD!"

Consider this your 1,000,000th fan mail. Yup, you’re my winner!! Actually, you stole my heart. You captured my attention and captivated my mind while Ciku busted you on live national radio. Seriously girl, you did it! Whatever your reasons, you courageously stepped into male territory and did what a man would do and not get the kind of heat coming your way – you cheated and got caught. Continue reading

Sex Manic Rooney

Over the past few days the press has done what they do best; exposing evils committed in our society.

Although I am a Chelsea fan, I do appreciate talent and skill when I see it. So I must say it came to me as a shocker when I read that Wayne Rooney had committed the ultimate sin for a married man – inviting vice girl Jenny Thompson back to his family home for sex. Every married/committed man cheats at some point, so what’s the big deal? According to some of my female friends “paying a girl to have sex with you is one thing. Paying a girl to come back to your marital home when you’re pregnant missus is out is taking it a step too far”.

Many ladies out there believe that he showed no emotion nor spared any for his dear wife. Being a democratic society that we are in they are entitled to the opinions and views.

Anyone who saw his wedding to Coleen in 2008 and in particular when WR was making his speech would never think that a year later would he take up his dangerous liaison with this overpriced (£1,200 or Ksh150,470.13….per session) hooker, Jenny.

By Nairobi standards that is some good money. I wonder how much our AfC, Gor and Sofapaka stars would pay for a hooker at K-street. I’m sure those hookers would take the chance to bone Roon if the chance presented itself; and if not for the fame, for the money.

Please let it be known I don’t support prostitution, or infidelity. Trust in any relationship is important but especially so when you’re in the spotlight. Its very unfortunate that Wayne Rooney was caught up in all this, i must say this kid has talent, although he can not match Messi and others he is a star in his own way. The media should give him a break and eff off after all there are married men ot there who have done worse, once again I am in no way defending him or his actions.

Kenyans are Musical Sheep

Sheep

I was sitting in a board room the other day, looking sharper than new pencils, waiting for…someone or something. I could care less. I mean, I couldn’t have been in a better mood; last meeting of the day, just had a free lunch, I was happy as can be. That was until I heard someone’s phone ring and I almost instantly snapped.

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To-Do List – Erykah Badu

Didnt Cha Know.

The promiscuity double standard. We all are familiar with it. Just to break it down: men are allowed to have as many sexual partners, flings, one-night stands, mistresses, clandes, chips-funga’s as they want but if a woman does it, she’s a h… *gardening implement*.

Dont blame me, ladies. Blame society.

From an early age, women are taught how to walk, talk and behave like ladies from the way they’re supposed to sit, to the manner in which they dress, the way they eat and most importantly the way they carry themselves around men. Therefore any deviation from the standard of “being a lady” is automatically frowned upon by society. In fact, in the dating and relationship game, men are literally given carte blanche to insult, degrade, and dismiss ‘promiscuous’ ‘loose’ women. I’m not a feminist, but I dont think its right. I dont see why, in the case of a new couple for instance, the guy has more of a right to be pissed off and upset that his girlfriend has had more sexual partners than he has or more sexual encounters than he would expect her to have had.

 However, the reality of today’s world is that both women and men are evolving. Men, on the one hand, are not the chivalrous, alpha-male types and are more open to embracing new lifestyles and other facets of their sexuality. Women, on the other hand, are assuming a greater control over their sexual and reproductive capacities and are exerting more pressure on men and their notions of masculinity than ever before.

My proof? Erykah Badu, ofcourse.

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Law & Hip-Hop…


In my short lifetime, I have had to vigourously defend two very important choices I have made in my life: my music and my career. I hope the previous blogpost on Hip-Hop made it clear where I stand when it comes to my choice of music. As for my career choice, it seems the subtle inferences, jokes, sarcasm and stereotyping have only just began. I am a lawyer, by the way. Ironically, my underlying defense of both my love of Hip-Hop music and my choice to study and eventually practice law is one and the same: there’s a soul, a consciousness in it that a lot of people don’t seem to appreciate. The general perception of lawyers among most of my friends is that they are nothing more than freelance bureaucrats willing to sell their souls to the highest bidder.

Allow me if you may to respond to a few other statements that have been made about the legal profession that I totally disagree with.

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