texas and pennsylvania have a lot of explaining to do

on the sidewalk

by now youve probably heard the tragic and horrible news from penn state university

that grown men and even a head football coach knew that another grown man was raping young boys

and they didn’t call the cops.

youve also probably heard that once the coach was fired the young people took to the streets

because they love college football so damn much

basically pennsylvania looks shameful right now.

but then yesterday rick perry continued his downward spiral and reignited the idea that there should be mandatory drug testing in presidential debates

several weeks before that debate, perry made people question if he was drunk or just crazy

regardless if he is drunk, high, or just some genius animatronics developer’s best imitation of a southern politician, the fascinating thing is the majority of

texas voters chose rick perry to be their governor.

in fact texas voters have been putting perry in office since 1984

they voted for him when he was a democrat and they vote for him as a republican.

texans love voting for rick perry.

they cant stop.

this week texans owe america some answers.

people can accuse you of things

eazy-e is a sellout in death?

but what can you do?

they can demonize you and call you names, but you have to focus.

you have to focus on the things that make you happy, you have to focus on the things that make you strong.

when i lived in compton it wasnt out of choice, it was out of desperation. we were poor.

there i met eazy-e, the only other black kid like me who enjoyed skateboarding.

unlike today, back then in compton it was a dangerous, all the time. everyone had guns. guns or knives.

even the women.

the simplest fights would end up tragically.

it was horrible, because as a young man you wanted to prove that you weren’t afraid to stand your ground

but you didnt wanna get hurt and you didnt want to hurt anyone else over weird things like a dirty look, or a misunderstood gesture.

so eazy and i would just skate. if someone said something we’d keep going.

he was lucky, he could rap. i wasnt so lucky, all i could do was fly a helicopter.

the other day i saw an old picture of eazy that i may have taken that ended up on a tshirt.

eazy loved to skate but he took so much crap for doing it. they called him a sell out, a wannabe, they wanted to fight him over it if you can believe it.

back then everything was a fight. so at some point both of us, all of us, just said, you know what, fine, if we’re going to die in compton over something as dumb as skateboarding, fine. if we’re going to go to jail because of fighting the wrong person, fine.

at some point you have to live your life. at some point you have to let go. at some point you have to move on.

i know when eazy reached that point of not giving a crap because you could hear it in his rhymes

and you could see it in how he skated.

he was fearless.

he was free.

and thats when the world opened up for him.

and thats when he joined the world  most dangerous band.

and thats when i moved to isla vista, where no one wanted to fight you over skating.

tinted windows dont mean nothin, we know whos inside

etienne posing in baker behind the xbi machineeven though nothing in here is true

even though im a master of photoshop

and the luckiest

and unluckiest

man in the world.

a child of God.

a citizen of earth,

and a regular in the drive thru window to your heart,

rarely do i know what the hell is going on.

the only place where i have absolute confidence is in

professional blogging.

the least respected of the romance languages.

she said the agency wants you back and i think i know how to persuade you.

this was almost exactly a year ago.

in a vision.

i said i bet you do.

she said dont be pervy.

she said meet me in baker next to the largest thermometer in the world.

at the time i didnt know it was her but she said here.

i said how is a guy supposed to be undercover driving a car with the license plate advertising the undercover agency he’s pretending not to be part of?

she said when you discover that,

you will have completed yr training.