Denis Leary is a Boston Idiot: St. Louis Way Tougher and Grimier

Before Game Two of the St. Louis World Series actor and comedian Denis Leary was brought in to give his insight. His take was basically to say Boston is a tough and blue-collar city and the Red Sox represent that and St. Louis is a wholesome clean-cut non grimey city and the Cardinals represent that.

Bullshit. Leary doesn’t know what the fuck he is talking about. St. Louis is WAY more grimey and working-class than Boston. Now if Leary is judging St. Louis by some rich West County in-the-closet daddies boy cornball like Joe Buck that is one thing. But Buck doesn’t represent St. Louis.

The crime, murder and poverty rates of St. Louis are way higher than St. Louis. It’s not even close. St. Louis is always either first or in the top-five of murder and crime. Boston is never even on the list. Roxbury, Matapan, and Dorchester seem like solid middle-class suburbs compared to North St. Louis, Dutchtown, East St. Louis, Kinloch, Wellston, etc. .

As far as blue-collar is concerned Boston also doesn’t compete. St. Louis was second only to Detroit in auto-manufacturing jobs ( both my father and grandfather are UAW Local 2250).  Where I grew up in North County the entire economy was based on the blue-collar industrial-economy. The only people I ever met with college degrees were preachers or teachers. A St. Louis hoosier is a working-class grimey white guy sneered at by West County pussies like Joe Buck and yuppie assholes like Leary.

Southie, Charlestown, and the like are nowhere near as grimey as parts of North County, Hyde Park-Old North, deep South City, Lemay, etc. . Whitey Bulger would have been Buster Workman’s towelboy in the joint.

Someone also told me Leary has something to do with “stuff white people like” website. For those not familiar Stuff White People Like is basically a funny list of stuff white yuppies like. I don’t know very many white people in St. Louis that are into any of that shit. Definitely nobody I grew up with. I do know Boston, even Southie now, is full of latte sippin, expensive-cheese eatin, gerbil in the ass dippin, European beer toasting, Prius driver coasting yuppie assholes. Go to Fenway Park half the crowd not even from New England.

What Boston has is being on the East Coast which gives it the advantage of media and Hollywood bias. Dennis Lehane writes good stories: but there are the same stories and more in St. Louis where we have a heroin and Lean epidemic followed by years of a crack epidemic. You got some celebrites from Boston who make good movies I actually like : but given a shot we have that same kinda talent in St. Louis. Four world heavyweight boxing champions from St. Louis and plenty of other tough guys. Moral of the story? Fuck Boston. BTW, a buddy of mine still has the tooth of a Boston cop he knocked out during the 2004 World Series.

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In other matters enough with the fear-mongering. No terrorist gives a fuck about St. Louis. Boston Marathon Bombing? Whoopty freakin do. 3 dead. We got 3 killed in St. Louis on a regular basis. So enough with the Boston Strong bullshit pimping of a tragedy and the fear-mongering by local St. Louis media.

Go Cards.

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Umar Lee Discusses His e-book Dunya Dust

 

Abdi- A Somali refugee living in South St. Louis torn between the deen and the streets

Abdullah-A white convert living in North County also struggling with being in the streets or the deen

Will- A brother from Brooklyn who comes to St. Louis to get clean only to find out there is just as much drama in the STL

Mustafa- A more mature African-American Muslim brothers who mentors the other three as they hustle in the “Milk game”

Set in 1994 the year of Newt Gingrich’s Republican Revolution, the deen is on the rise, gang-banging at it’s peak in St. Louis and the last years of the crack-epidemic this is a story of brotherhood, the realities of the St. Louis police, and what brothers will do to cover up a crime.

Jihad Hoe Samantha Lewthwaite Needs Your Diet Tips

It appears International Jihad Hoe Samantha Lewthwaite (who I wrote about previously comparing her to our local ghetto whitegirls) looked up dieting tips while planning the cowardly and Satanic Kenyan mall attack. Here is a dieting tip: after you drop your kids off at the orphanage go to the desert and blow yourself up. That should cut down on the blubber.

A post I have been thinking of for a while is about how the bloated British Welfare State is contributing to the problem of extremism in the UK. Quite simply if able-bodied adults had to work instead of sitting on their asses collecting checks and depending on the government to feed and house their children they wouldn’t have time to spend in jihadi chatrooms, meetings, and a lot of other worthless pusuits. A lot of people check out of society to pursue these jihad or other extremist ideologies and the state basically enables them by putting them on salary.

Absurdity of Drug War in St. Louis: Video of St. Louis drug arrest stirs controversy

I thought you might be interested in this story: Video of St. Louis drug arrest stirs controversy

Local cops planting drugs on suspects has been going on a long time. Seldom anything is done about it because there is never any evidence. This video is a blessing in that it exposes this practice. The Drug War is an absurd immoral war no more successful than Prohibition. It only accomplishes two things: feeding the prison-industrial complex and transforming the police from being protectors of the community to an army of occupation. Let me briefly look at some of the hypocries in local St Louis drug policy.

St. Louis City Class Issue

If you are a poor white hoosier in south city, the north side or out in the county there are complex buy-bust and surveillance operations dedicated to sending you to jail. This is often for amounts of drugs worth as little as $10 and $20 for which people can get felony convictions. Some go to prison costing the taxpayers a lot of money. If you are black and living in “hood” areas of the city and North County the police basically exist as an invading army dedicated to small drug-busts.

Meanwhile if you have money ( and are white) drugs are virtually legal. Sometime the difference is right across the street.

Downtown bars serving loft-dwellers, college students, Central West Enders, and West County folk are flush with coke, Mollys, and other pills. The club that is most notorious for drugs has a full time off-duty police presensce in uniform outside. Just a few blocks north in Carr Square and O’Fallon Place police are coming down hard for less amounts of crack, heroin and pills.

The Grove, a neighborhood popular with gays and hipsters, is also flush with drugs (and the  underage prostitution of young black males but that’s another discussion). Again this is an area heavily protected by police, mostly white, and slighlty affluent for St. Louis standards. In the same area black remnants of the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood are heavily policed for drugs.

I recently had a discussion with a white hipster dealer in The Grove and he said something I have known for years: ” the city is really desperate to get young white kids from the county to move in so they turn a blind eye to a lot of shit”. He even said cops periodically check up on him to make sure he is OK. Politically we also know The Grove has become very crucial to local politics so maybe some don’t wanna ruffle feathers.

I think with drugs and drunk-driving that is the policy in the city and county. If you are poor or working-class they come down hard. If you are white and have money you get a free pass. Dealers in West County, the CWE, downtown, certain south side hoods and The Grove are selling major weight yet you never hear of any busts. Why is that? While at the same time local jails are full of small-time offenders.

Drugs and Race

We all know that a lot of this hypocricy has to do with race. However, I will just share two personal experiences.

A couple of years ago I had a group of black friends over to my northside home to watch a basketball game. After the game I stood outside and talked to the brothers and gave one a few dollars for some work he had did for me. Out of nowhere a car came speeding up to us with a clean-cut white guy poor excuse for an undercover cop asking for drugs.

“Punk motherfucker we not into drugs so drive off before I snatch out of your car and beat your ass”. I said.

My friends drove off and the guy followed them all the way to the gas station on Salisbury and 70. That was a race thing pure and simple. White guy in a black neighborhood attracts heat and it was inconceivable to this dumb south side hoosier cop that we were friends. Have had the police mess with me many times over the years for the exact same thing.

It reminds me of an incident years ago when my sister was thoroughly violated by Ferguson cops under similar circumstances.

Prescription Drugs

Do you know that while people are casually selling thousands of dollars worth of drugs at the bars I described above people are getting felony convictions and prison time for one or two prescription pills? Can anyone honestly say this is just? Or wise?

Prosecution Instead of Treatment

wouldn’t tax dollars better be spent on treatment?

The Real Gateway Drugs

The real gateway drugs are alcohol and cigarettes. There may be no bigger group of lushes than cops and prosecutors. I don’t blame them they have a hard job. Just sayin. I think with weed, even in a conservative area like St. Louis, we are heading in the direction of legalization. People see the hypocrisy of people going to jail for weed when alcohol is legal.

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Four Muslim brothers in St. Louis form a bond of brotherhood while hustling in the “milk game”. When one of the brothers, a young refugee from Somalia, commits a brutal murder in the Shaw Neighborhood on the South Side, the other brothers have to help and cover it up. A tale of brotherhood, race, the streets of St. Louis, city cops and Islam.

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