The allegations against Bill Cosby could not have come at a more racially charged moment. In what may be yet another OJ moment where a beloved black man is reduced to rubble by his own demons, Cosby has fallen. Part of this is his own fault by continuing to not address the problem directly, praying the issue will go away which he may get after tonight's Obama address and tomorrow's possible Ferguson verdict. It won't help his career either way because it is dead as a doornail even if the world detonates over the next 24 hours.
No, I was never raped, but I was tortured by the family dentist who never used Novocain during any procedure. Trust me you have never felt pain until some dick drills into three cavities in a day sans painkillers when you're eight. There is a reason why Marathon Man is so hard to sit through the "Is it safe?" scene. I haven't thought about it for years, but as you get older, these kind of things start to come back to you. I looked him up recently and found he died in 2001. I also found out he was war hero, had a big family, and was either a cheap bastard or secret sadist. Either way, I am glad he's dead and I hope he burns in hell. PS, I do not have PTSD when by all rights I really should. I guess I am lot tougher than most.
All of this comes on the heels of NBC idiotic decision to do another pay or play deal that blew up the last time they tried it with Michael J. Fox. He didn't get into a scandal, his show just flat out sucked, but NBC was stuck with 22 episodes they had to air that were as popular as a test pattern. Now it's going to cost $10 million to make this go away. The biggest ouchie was TV Land pulled all Cosby reruns, making his fellow cast mates swearing bullets behind closed doors as their cash cow just died 7th Heaven style. Maybe they can form a support group for TV dads who rape girls and children.
We need immigration reform and the Republicans have been dragging their feet about this for more than a decade now. If Obama has to stand up and be the adult in the room, more power to him, figuratively of course.
And then there is the very strong possibility of the Ferguson verdict some time tomorrow, late I would estimate. At least 83 cities are preparing for protests, which I hope a vast majority are peaceful. I may not agree with what you have to say but every American has a right to have their voice be heard and peaceful protests are the bedrock of this society. However, if things go tits up, this could get ugly real fast. I am sure many places will have no issues, such as here in MA. But the closer you get to the epicenter of this shit storm, the more likely violence is going to happen. I agree with the black community that things have to change, but instead of blaming all white people, blame the white people in charge. We are all in the same boat, race be damned. I just wish black people would see it that way.