Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Notable Quotable - Spike Lee

"In life, sometimes you have your moment. You have your window that lies upon you and then it leaves. This is not Jesse's time right now. This is Barack Obama's time, and I think he's having a problem with that."

-- Filmmaker Spike Lee commenting on civil rights activist Jesse Jackson's incendiary comments on presidential candidate Barack Obama.

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Lori said...

Yes, I think there probably is a bit of jealousy there. IMHO, Rev. Jackson needs to keep paying his child support and stop worrying about other mens' privates.

Hopefully, the day of the Bill C. and Jesse J. type of man/politician/rogue is about to come to an end. Hallelujah!

Malcolm said...

Yes, I feel that Spike's comments are on the money. To paraphrase what Ice Cube's character said to Cedric the Entertainer's in one of the Barbershop movies, "I think Jesse's got a little hateration in his game".

X. Dell said...

To be honest, I don't really know what to think about this entire episode, other than the fact that someone else has referred to some violent act when mentioning Obama. Otherwise, I actually agree with Jackson's criticism of him, even though the threat--tongue in cheek as it obviously was--didn't help his cause, whatever that is.

pjazzypar said...

Lori; Funny you should mention the outside child. I had almost forgotten all about that. You are right about the day of the womanizing politicians coming to end. They investigated Barack all the way back to kindergarten and found none of the type of behavior you eluded to.

Malcolm; You and me are on the same page regarding ole J. J. I think it is sinking in...he'll never be a Steppin Fetchit (lol)

X.; Jackson wasn't being literally, I think we can all agree on that. He just needs to be mindful of what he says, whether he thinks he is being recorded or not.