Thursday, July 07, 2005

Morning Edition - 07/07/05

No Licky-Licky; Not So Fast Kim
Foul-mouth rapper and convicted perjured artist Kimberly Jones a.k.a. Lil’ Kim will be spending one year and one day behind bars beginning September 19, announced U.S. District Court Judge Gerald Lynch yesterday. The 29-year old artist said "I testified falsely. ... I now know it was wrong. I'm a God-fearing, good person." Initially Kim held news briefings saying the government was on a witch hunt because she was a wealthy African American female artist. Now, Kim will have a chance to literally “eat” her words and also live-out her guttural lyrics, “No licky, licky, forget the sticky-sticky. …talk about being “tongue” in cheek.

London Suffers Deadly Terrorist Attack
With 274 stations and more than 250 miles of active lines, the London Underground subway system, known as the Tube suffered an assault by terrorist who bombed various busy stations in the early morning rush hours. At the moment, two people are reported dead – but some insiders say the death toll could top 90. This is an ongoing story.

Cry Me A Rio (River)
Steven Rios, a former Columbia, Mo. Police officer was sentenced to life in prison after killing his boyfriend, 23-year old University of Missouri student Jesse Valencia. Valencia had his throat cut. Rios maintains his innocence and says he will appeal. Linda Valencia, Jesse’s mom, says she feels sorry for the Rios family but asked that Rios be sentenced to the maximum sentence.

Please post your On Blast question(s) in this Morning Edition’s Comments section.

Keep passin’ the open windows…


Cocoa Rican said...

Thanks Caspar... Caspar sent me the following... it touched my heart and made me choke on my coffee... :)

If the night turned cold and the stars looked down
And you hug yourself on the cold, cold ground
You wake the morning in a stranger's coat
No one would you see
You ask yourself, who'd watch for me
My only friend, who could it be
It's hard to say it
I hate to say it, but it's probably me

When your belly's empty and the hunger's so real
And you're too proud to beg and too dumb to steal
You search the city for your only friend
No one would you see
You ask yourself, who could it be
A solitary voice to speak out and set you free
I hate to say it, but it's probably me

You're not the easiest person I ever got to know
And it's hard for us both to let our feelings show
Some would say I should let you go your way
You'll only make me cry
If there's one guy, just one guy
Who'd lay down his life for you and die
It's hard to say it, but it's probably me

When the world's gone crazy and it makes no sense
There's only one voice that comes to your defense
The jury's out and your eyes search the room
And one friendly face is all you need to see
If there's one guy, just one guy
Who'd lay down his life for you and die
It's hard to say it
I hate to say it, but it's probably me

Anonymous said...

Toy says...

Lil Kim is getting what she deserves. If they'll lock-up Martha Stewart, why not Lil Kim?!

Anonymous said...

Hello Coco,

I am putting my B**** neighbor ON BLAST...

For the last couple of weeks she has been putting out her trash in front of my house. Not just in front of my house but inside a wooden box that surrounds my tree. One evening when I was taking out my trash, she was sweeping up the front of her house and in my box I found quite a bit of her trash. For example, a broken sink, a broken patio table, large black bags of trash, etc. It's only a 3ft by 2 ft box. Everything was piled up against the tree. I walked over to her nicely, greetly her politely and told her that I wasn't asking her to move the stuff now, but, that I would be planting in the box soon and to please stop dumping there. I also mentioned that garbage is picked up from the front of her house. (This is the short version and it's already a long story.) She made it clear that she wasn't paying any attention to me or my request by babbling about how she wouldn't have put garbage there if there was flowers and they are coming tomorrow and blah blah blah!!!
Needless to say all of her trash was dragged to the front of her house shortly after, to emphasize my point.
I mentioned it to her again that the Dept. of Sanitation will remove trash from the front of her house, so she can stop putting it in the tree, or in front of my house. And I have said it again and again.
Well this past Tuesday night when I went to drag out my cans, the Trash Monger had her cans in front of her house, just next to our property line and a busted up entertainment center in my tree. When I realized what it was I had to fight everything inside of me that said to put it back together and stick it on her doorstep. I am trying to be an adult here about this. And this woman is at least 20 years my senior. At this point I know she is deliberately trying to bust my chops.

I wanted to know how you would handle this situation...

I also need to be able to laugh at all of this and I know you could help me with that.

Cocoa Rican said...

Short answer: Dump her trash back in front of her house; allow her to get a ticket/summons for it by the sanitation dept.; problem solved, lesson learned (the hard way)... people tend to respond and adhere to rules when money is draining out of their purses. If the sanitation dept. does not arrive in time to ticket her - call them! Second time around, direct a letter to her, cc: the sanitation dept and the city of new york and mail it next door via return receipt. This way, if you're ever ticketed for her trash you can have her forced to pay.

I'll hit you up with the long answer tomorrow.