Friday, December 08, 2006


It started off as a simple conversation during the staggeringly platitudinous “let’s build a memorial to MLK” hug-o-rama in DC on November 13. I was there representing my company because… um, it is my duty as the token black who also happens to be a woman—an equal employment opportunity officer’s wet dream, thank you very much.

Maybe one day I will gather my wits (and guts) enough to write about the absolute banality of a $100 million memorial in the midst of one of the most perilous times for African American males… high school and college graduation rates at an all time low; incarceration at an all time high. Half the companies who have pledged money to this insanity could not care less about racial equality because… well, I’ve freakin’ worked for them.

Oh, God. And then the myriad of civil rights fossils who have not had a semi-lucid thought since 1964 trying to lecture us (the young and the black) about the good old days, and lamely hinting at what sellouts we’ve been. Meanwhile Jesse Jackson was sniffling while angling for camera time. Ugh.

The whole thing was so creepy. And by the way, Clinton loves him some brown sugar. So does Bush-- So do all those white old men from the South.

So a simple conversation turned into a big conversation and now the Wonqette household is on the verge of moving! Mo-freakin’-ving. As in moving from one state to another! It is chaos. It is mayhem. It does not have a good beat and you can’t dance to it.

So that’s where I’ve been all this month. Blahblah. Blogging will resume as things settle.

In the meantime…

I see Ato Meles’ bloodlust hasn’t abetted. The Somali war is looming over us like an insipid logic readily dangles over Rumsfeld’s head. Seriously, can’t we get Ato Meles a blood-‘n-gore video game to keep him busy, or isn’t that good enough for irrelevant, semi-literate African warlords any more? Sigh. They are so temperamental.

Also, blogs and websites have again been blocked in Ethiopia by a regime which is part thug, part halfwit. Yeah, because blocking blogs is such a great way to keep out information during these crazy pill shortage days of Melesocracy. Bravo, boys. Next, maybe you can round up random people and charge them with genocide based on a witness who thinks he sees unicorns urinating on Bole Road on the second Thursday of every month… oh, you’ve done that already.

The EPRDF is going down. The question is, are we ready? Spiritually, politically… are we ready?

Be back next week.


Anonymous not anonymous said...

see, see why I missed you so? you're not one of them semi-literate African halfwits. glad you're back kid.


4:50 PM, December 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done as usual.

6:55 PM, December 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just curious...regarding the "brown sugar"...of which variety do you speak: the Ethiopian or American? Do tell.

7:10 PM, December 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful. I always enjoy your writing. Please keep it up. By the way I have volunteered to buy blood-‘n-gore video game for Meles. OH ya it is already pouched via the Sheraton video center. Alamudin will receive it on his behalf and they both will be watching it this Sunday. He promised to send me his impressions through Aigaforum and the Reporter. Thanks: let a thousand Weichegud of your caliber flourish.

7:48 AM, December 09, 2006  
Anonymous anonymous too said...

nice to see you back. but what is this rumor about you translating Dr. Berhanu's book?

I hope it is true. i can't think of a better qualified person for the job.

6:26 PM, December 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear madam,
you are not making sense by supporting only one group with out even willing to recognize the good part of those in power. taking sides is not good. if you are a Kinijit poletician then spare me, c'z i am not going to visit you site no more. and if you really want to help ethiopians then pls tell every body to build the country and not to shoot at each other.
Mystyfing some individuals as if they were larger than life is not new to ethiopia.
AS for me I choose to remain nutral and belive me I have had it.
For our contry and God

3:41 AM, December 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, we are ready! Don't try to be too cute wonkitu.

last anon,
use some of that frifari woyane is
throwing your way to take ESL classes at you local community
college or hire a tutor.

10:17 AM, December 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...youR local. . .(not you local..)

2:14 AM, December 13, 2006  
Blogger hewe said...

Anonymous that started with Dear Madam- this is her blog- which means that she's entitled to write about any group, person or such she desires to write about...some people take sides, some don't, why tell someone what to write about. If she's Kinijit or not, obviously she's a good writer who has great insights and plenty of things to write about...again, it's her blog.
FYI: Politician not poletician....also it's your site not you site.

8:08 AM, December 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wake Me Up One September!

1:48 AM, January 06, 2007  

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