And Happy Holi

As I wouldn’t want to be called “Eurocentric” or anything like that, I’d like to wish you all a slightly belated Happy Holi as well as Ēostre. Got to keep up with the multicultural ethic, after all.

And Happy Holi As Well

OK, OK! All sarcasm aside, I just plain forgot that yesterday was technically Holi. My wives and I actually celebrate this Hindu holiday but, like many such things in the States, when the holiday falls on a weekday the big celebrations and ceremonies are normally held on the nearest weekend. Hence, Sunday we’ll be having fun and getting colorful at this year’s Rangwali Holi.

And hey! Holi’s even more colorful than Ēostre.

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Easter Beauty

To celebrate Ēostrethat’d be Easter for you Christians – this year Reflections From A Murky Pond is adding to its Beautiful Faces Project.

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Something Better Than Eggs For Easter

More and for some metrics better things come in bright, Spring colors than painted eggs, after all and beautiful women with their hair colored in such decorative manners are certainly one of them.

Oh! And, Ēostre being a holy day that celebrates the return of life to the world and fertility, just like the Easter Bunny, the beauties above are most definitely evocative of a more natural egg hunt. 😉

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Obama Defends Muslims

You can take the buck outta the ghetto...Most Americans have noticed and commented against the sad fact that, whenever Muslims attack Americans, Obama first thoughts, words, and actions are in defense of Muslims, not in defense of the vast majority of Americans. It truly seems to almost everyone that Obama is far more concerned with defending Muslims from Americans than in defending Americans from Muslims.

What seems odd to me is that Americans are shocked by this behavior.

To me, that Obama defends Muslims instead of Americans is to be expected and follows a solid logic train. At the end of the day, Obama is nothing but a Black male. No matter how well-tailored and expensive the suit you put him in; no matter how well-spoken and lacking in Negro dialect he is; no matter what levels of wealth, power, and privilege he has be granted; despite even his well-heeled White upbringing, Obama is a Black.

As a Black its nigh on impossible for Obama to not defend the Muslims first, last, and foremost. The boy can’t look at Muslims, a demographic possessed of both appearance and behavior far different from the American norm – which is, of course, too White for Obama’s comfort – without it calling up visions of the past oppression, both factual and manufactured, of his own people, the Blacks. Of course, Obama’s immediate response to yet another act of Muslim terrorism is going to be to try to shield Muslims from any backlash. He can’t help himself; shielding the “other” from the “norm” and blaming the latter’s “racism” for any harm they suffer is part and parcel of Obama’s culture and very identity.

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