D-Day at 75: The Brave Black American Men

D-Day pic2Of some of the coverages and commemorations of D-Day, the World War II Allied amphibious invasion of Normandy, France, code-namedOperation Overlord that I’ve been seeing on television and hearing on the radio so far, none of it either referred to nor mentioned the participation of nearly 2,000 brave Black American troops; men of color who, seventy-five (75) years ago, also landed on [code-named] Omaha and Utah Beaches at Normandy on that fateful day of June 6, 1944.

Video: A Distant Shore: African Americans of D-Day

Fortunately, a few print magazines and websites had the courage to mention this truthful fact; choosing to neither ignore, white-wash, nor erase what is an equally important aspect of World War II history (unlike, for example, what the 1998 war film “Saving Private Ryan” – which I still liked, had shamefully done).

D-Day (definition)

I’ve watched and loved war drama television shows and theater films since childhood. As I watch such shows or films, I always look for Black U.S. military servicemen. I especially look for men who “looked like me” in TV shows and films that are based on WWI and WWII history and am quite disappointed when none are featured because I know full well that brave men of color were “over there” too!

Video: The Invisible Soldiers: Unheard Voices (Blacks in WWII documentary)

I’ve listed a few links to sites where readers can learn a bit more about Black Americans who served in World War II and about ‘D-Day‘:

– RobFather X

Marvel vs DC Comparison (humor)

I found this meme that compares DC comics and book-based movies with those of Marvel, to be funny as fuck! Yeah, I know some of y’all [DC comic book/movie] lovers will be pissed, perhaps mad as fuck about the comparison but then ask yourselves:
When doesn’t the underlying truth of comparison about the two major comic book publishing houses in the world – Marvel and DC – especially when it’s the truth about movies made – based on comic books from each of those grand comics publishing houses, not made some people mad? Huh? Huh???MEME_Marvel, DC by comparisonCHECK IT: I’m what some might call an “old school” comic book collector. My comic book collecting period ran from 1965 to around 2005. Year 2005 is about the time when I started [more] seriously saving and/or spending my money on buying and/or paying for a house, buying better cars, raising my kid, buying better computers and computer-based/electronic gadget shit, and of course better condoms that felt skin-natural on my dick (and wouldn’t break). In addition to the comics I’ve collected from other comic book publishers, most of my large, still-existing comic book collection consists of comic books from both Marvel and DC – with much of that collection being comic books from…. Marvel! (Always “Make Mine Marvel” first…then I’ll check out the rest!)

Anyway, if you’re “offended” or “insulted” by the comic publishing house comparison and want to get past having your fragile comic book feelings and sensitivities [always] being insulted and hurt (how silly of you!), then simply write a letter to the people who make the DC comic book-based movies and tell them to… step up their game.

Oh, and getting some better actors can’t hurt either. It oughta all be simple.
LMAO!

– RobFather X

Being both Masculine and Alpha

_RFX, Renzo nude, goatee, armpit, pierced nippleThere are pockets in U.S. society which either want or would prefer that people look down on a guy who is masculine and/or who has an “alpha” type personality; as though being one or being both is supposed to be some negative, bad, and perhaps dangerous thing. Well, fuck people who either think like that or want to believe that sort of thing! It’s not my fault that such people can neither understand nor accept the kind of men (like me) who happened to be both.

Men like us will neither be guilted into nor shamed for being who we are. We will never feel obligated to somehow “tone down” our measure of masculinity, masculine demeanor, nor any “alpha-type” personality we may happened to have due to the sensitive and/or insecure nature or feelings of other people. Furthermore, I am only qualified to assess and take comfort in and with my own level or measure of masculinity and personality type. It’s never my place to assess and/or judge that of another man. I believe society would be better off if they’d simply follow my position on this.

I recently tweeted this:
RobFather Tweet (12APR2019)-3Among a host of other things I attribute to the “me” that I am, my self-confidence, both my psychological stability and sexual security and comfort, my leadership and managerial skills, my strength, patience, love, and concern as a father, how I choose or prefer to interact with other people, my management of stress and personal health, and my very ability to live, travel, and survive in this country and in the world itself, is all based simply and exactly to my being – and remaining – the kind of person that I am and have long been. I’m good with that! Any psychologically and/or emotionally insecure, fearful, and/or intimidated motherfucker who doesn’t like it will simply have to deal with it because the man that I am will not change for their benefit. 

– RobFather X

The Mid-April Deadline “Sweat Exercise”

RFX-in backyardJust as Star Trek’s James T. Kirk did not believe in a “no-win scenario” (referring to the Kobayashi Maru), so do I not believe in procrastinating in getting my annual tax returns filed. Sure, like many people, I tend to procrastinate with certain tasks. Mainly the reason why I choose to procrastinate is due to my cocky confidence in my ability to get certain tasks done rather easily and in a timely manner. Sometimes I get the task done either the day or the hour before that task is due for completion or reporting. I’m also rather proud of my unique skill to improvise whenever I encounter a problem in completing a procrastinated task. I can’t help but smirk when I learn later that the task which I had finished at “the last-minute” was well-received, well-liked, and much appreciated by others.

Ahhhh….sometimes it’s great to be me!

I tweeted this earlier today  …
RobFather Tweet (13APR2019)1Now, when it comes to doing those accursed annual tax returns (which, like every true-blooded American, I hate doing more than anything), I choose not to procrastinate. It’s been my forty-five-year working citizen experience that regardless of the political party that controls the U.S. government, the damn tax laws – and some of the tax language and meanings on tax forms and tax software, tend to change every year. Even for a non-wealthy single person such as myself, there are often statements and questions on tax filing forms and/or software that can be a head-scratcher!

And so the moment I know that I have all the required forms reflecting my income, deductions, payouts, credits, et al over the previous year (having received all forms either by late January or by the first week in February), I take my first day off work to stay home to complete and file that most hated and completely unnecessary annual report to the U.S. government.

– RobFather X

RobFather’s Tweets (1)

Featuring some of the things I’ve tweeted. Most are nothing special to read…well, except some do reflect the brilliant thoughts that cross my mind after I get laid and have had a good night’s sleep because of it!  😎
(Posted in no particular order.)

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robfather tweet (24jan2019)

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– RobFather X