A clip from a Today Show interview with Bill Cosby is spreading throughout Blogistan. In the clip, Cosby essentially tells Trump to put up or shut up.
I have no interest in writing or thinking about Donald Trump. He’s a jackass in a bad hairpiece. He doesn’t buy into this Birther bullshit. Only idiots are birthers, and Trump may be a lot of things, but he is not an idiot.
Quite simply, he is jumping on the Teabilly Bandwagon because he knows that everytime he says the word “birthcertificatekenyanmuslim,” Sean Hannity and the rest of the Fox News asshats cream their collective shorts; so much so, in fact, that Fox gave Trump his own show.
If you really want to start your week off with a migraine and a case of diarrhea, watch Mondays with Trump: So Awful that Even Your Bowels Will Be Irritated.
At any rate, if you have not yet seen the clip yet, here it is:
I don’t care either, Dr. C.
What I do care about is the rest of that interview — the reason for Bill Cosby’s appearance on the Today Show, which was to discuss his and Dr. Stanley Battle’s (President of Southern Connecticut State University) efforts in inspiring black children in low-income neighborhoods to strive for success, and to discuss the need to demonstrate to young children that someone cares about their future, and to urge that communities provide “safe passage,” so that children can walk freely in their neighborhoods without being confronted with violence, drugs, and thuggery.
And, when asked about Obama, both Battle and Cosby had good things to say about Obama’s performance as an “education President.” I care about that, too.
Here’s the full clip:
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It’s always heartwarming to see Dr. Cosby out there fighting the good fight; using his celebrity to inspire children to succeed. (I used to watch him compete in the Penn Relays back in the day — when he wasn’t 73 [!!]. Good times.)
As Dr. Battle said, the urban experience is unique. So while we focus on the assault on teachers in places like Wisconsin, let’s not forget that kids in urban communities often have it worse — a lot worse.
And when you see “black intellectuals” like Cornel West slamming Obama for not doing enough for black people, or for not ending wars through the spreading of love, it’s a good idea to remember that there are black celebrities who are actually doing shit, instead of just talking about it.
To read more about Dr. Cosby’s efforts, click this link.
To read about the tensions between some black Obama-supporters and the “black intellectual class,” check this rant over at W.E.E. See You.
And just because: