Reggie Gay – Yeah I Said It.
Hi, This is Reggie Gay and welcome to my world. I love it. I’m always busy accomplishing and broadcasting of course. It’s what I do. Thanks God! I go from glory to glory daily. Literally! I trust God; when the window closes God opens a door. Call me the Energizer Bunny. I just keep going and going. And itâ€™s ALL by the grace of God.
What are you doing? Hope youâ€™re not WASTING time like a lot of folk do. Talk is still cheap. Actions still speak louder than words. ALWAYS! Stop talking about it and get busy vigorously going after your aspirations. Anything in life worth having is worth working for. Stop floating all over the place. Youâ€™re doing too much; perhaps thatâ€™s the reason youâ€™re not as successful. Get anchored. Pick ONE thing and stick with it. My Daddy said that to me when I was growing up. Glad he did. Guess thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m a successful broadcaster. Pick one thing. Work on it a little bit every day and before you know it youâ€™ll have reached your goal. Just remember, itâ€™s all by the grace of God.
Itâ€™s election season. Yeah. 2016 Super Tuesday primaries are over and the pack of 3000 people running for U. S. President has been whittled down to the hand-full that can afford to keep â€œpaying the billâ€.Â Yeah I said it. You have to PAY to be President of the United States. You didnâ€™t know? Thatâ€™s crazy! Pay to inherit ALL the worldâ€™s problems.Â When President Obama went into office in 2009 his hair was dark brown. Itâ€™s now silver and most likely from the stress that goes with the job. He, Michelle, the girls and Mama Robinson (Michelleâ€™s mother) Iâ€™m sure will be glad to â€œget the hell out of dodgeâ€ and back to a somewhat reasonable life without all the hassles.Â God bless them for their service to our country.
Two thumbs up to the qualified candidates who tried to campaign based on real issues. Unfortunately, theyâ€™re all gone. Itâ€™s nothing but a â€œslug festâ€ now and the last one standing wins.Â Are you listening to what theyâ€™re saying on the nightly debates? Nothing but a big reality TV shows for ratings for advertisers who can write gigantic checks to advertise and convince people to buy stuff they probably couldnâ€™t afford in the first place and that depreciates ridiculously the minute they sign on the dotted line. Itâ€™s capitalism at its best. Nobodyâ€™s talking about real American issues like how everybody can get an affordable education, decent housing, jobs that pay more than minimum wage and access to the same kind of money for EVERYBODY. Thereâ€™s nothing going on now but rhetoric, name calling, finger pointing, slander and who can concoct the best back room deal to run the most powerful nation in the world. Typical good oleâ€™ American politics that have made voters numb to the notion that people really do still hold the power to change. Can you imagine if the sleeping giant were to â€œwake-upâ€? Hell Iâ€™d be glad just to see it â€œyawnâ€ and remind Washington who really has â€œthe powerâ€. Oh well! Thatâ€™ll never happen. Con artist all over D. C. selling the same â€œbull shiggidyâ€ theyâ€™ve been selling for years. The sad part is people keep believing it [especially during Presidential election cycles] and get disappointed every time.
I heard somebody say one time â€œget it in writingâ€. Yeah. Thatâ€™s it! Get it in writing and make them sign it with their own blood. I mean it. You want my vote? Then make ALL the promises you want but sign here. And if yo ass (Yeah I said it) donâ€™t keep your word and make it happen (in a reasonable amount of time) hereâ€™s whatâ€™s going to happen to you.Â When I was living with my parents they were clear what the consequences would be if I broke the rules. Itâ€™s definitely time for American voters to be clear too.
Actually, I think itâ€™s absurd that you have to raise and spend MILLONS of dollars for a job that pays $400,000.00 and carries the weight of the whole freaking planet. Call it â€œpowerâ€ I guess. Itâ€™s the ultimate aphrodisiac; like a drug and very addictive. The more power you get the more you want. Itâ€™s pitiful; really all about whoâ€™s in control of the American check book. Yeah I said it.
I donâ€™t think the folk left running for U. S. President are truly concerned about the real welfare of Americans in as much as they just want the power that comes with the territory. WAKE UP PEOPLE! Listen to what theyâ€™re saying and then measure their track records. All these folk are talking but I donâ€™t see anybody showing us a plan. In fact, the last Presidential candidate I saw on television with a tangible plan was Ross Perot. Remember him from the 1980â€™s? He showed us what he would do â€œin writingâ€ if he got elected. Oh well! My Mama often says â€œtoo much like rightâ€; probably why he didnâ€™t have a snow ballâ€™s chance in hell of becoming President of these great United States. Iâ€™m hearing lots of promises but when I look around (especially in my â€˜hood) nothingâ€™s changed. NOTHING! But most keep believing. People are so gullible. Will we ever learn? Iâ€™d say probably not.
I think youâ€™ve got to be a lunatic to want to be President of the United States or any kind of politician for that matter. Had a couple people to suggest I run for local office. Honestly, I thought about it momentarily and then â€œthank Godâ€ I came to my senses (borrowed a line from Sophia in the movie â€œThe Color Purple) and said â€œHELL NAWâ€. Iâ€™m a gospel DJ and I intend to â€œStay in My Laneâ€.
With that saidâ€¦Iâ€™ve got a question for you? Why is it that we ONLY hear from some (local, state and certainly national lie-uh-ti-cians (I mean politicians) during election season? Grinning in our faces and some willing to say and/or do whatever is necessary to get â€œelectedâ€. Iâ€™m sick of it; especially in the African-American community. When will we ever learn to make them put their promises in writing and sign it with their real blood?Â The Republican Party is on the skids; I would be surprised if theyâ€™re still around in 20 years. America has changed right under their noses but theyâ€™re still doing â€œbusiness as usualâ€. And because of the buffoonery going on in the Republican Party I predict Hillary is going to ride into the White House on the pivotal â€œblack voteâ€. She beat the hell out of Bernie in the primaries in the South. He didnâ€™t even bother to show up in most Southern states. Heâ€™s been working the North end. Huh! Isnâ€™t that an oxymoron? North end still runs things but Hillary wins the White House based on votes from black folk predominantly in the South with its subtle racism. Wait. Racism is in black communities all across America.Â Have you looked around â€œthe hoodâ€ lately? Nothingâ€™s changed since Dr. King led the Civil Rights Movement. The manâ€™s been dead since 1968. Actually, I think Dr. King would be very disappointed at the lack of progress weâ€™ve made in the black community since he was murdered. Blighted, dirty neighborhoods, poor (if any) retail selections. Itâ€™s true. African-American communities donâ€™t have access to the same kind of MONEY necessary to upgrade and see real change. Iâ€™m not even confident things will be any better after Hillary serves her two terms. Yeah I said itâ€¦again. And with all that sheâ€™s said in the past few days [about what sheâ€™ll do in office] have any black leaders been shrewd enough to make her put it in writing? Nope. And if they have Iâ€™ve not heard about it. Have you? When will we stop permitting â€œlie-uh-ti-ciansâ€ to pimp our vote; make them put their â€œcampaign promisesâ€ in writing? God knows weâ€™ve paid the right to passage but have in no way collected whatâ€™s truly owed.
And another thing all these DAMN black talking heads on TV giving their assessments (babble babbleâ€¦blah blah blah) is annoying to me. Shut up! Yeah I Said It. Iâ€™m sick of them too. Half of them need to be on television like they need a â€œholeâ€ in their head. GO get a real job and help make real changes. Whereâ€™s my dang remote anyway? Iâ€™m changing the channel back over to â€œThe Beverly Hillbilliesâ€.
God help us all. Thank goodness heâ€™s the one really in control. If it werenâ€™t for the Lord on our sideâ€¦right? Wake UP folks!Â Itâ€™s time to make some REAL legitimate demands and get it in writing before we go to the polls in November and elect somebody who will probably get a convenient case of amnesia as to who really put them in the White House.
Did you see the movie â€œSelmaâ€? Great flick! The movie depicted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. constantly insisting to then President Lyndon Johnson â€œChange NOW Mr. President.Â We canâ€™t wait any longer.â€Â And although Johnson gave 102 reasons as to why he couldnâ€™t act immediately they kept reminding him of his moral responsibility to ALL Americans. Thatâ€™s probably â€œpie in the skyâ€ these days and a totally disillusioned perspective. Oh well (singing now) â€œBack to lifeâ€¦back to realityâ€.
Yeah I Said It! You take care; make good choices based on knowledge and thanks for visiting Reggie Gayâ€™s world.