Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Today is a sad day.  Buju Banton was convicted yesterday of three charges related to a drug deal, and I cry INJUSTICE! 

Buju has been found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, knowingly and intentionally possessing a firearm in furtherance of and during the course of a drug-trafficking crime, and aiding and abetting others in using a communication facility in the commission of a felony.

The jury, however, returned a not-guilty verdict for attempting to possess five kilograms or more of cocaine.

Defence attorney David Oscar Markus, who, in closing arguments last week, begged the jury to return a not-guilty verdict, was a broken man when he descended the steps of the Sam M. Gibbons Building which houses the United States Middle District Court, Florida Division, in Tampa.

"We are all very upset and disappointed and emotional. The only person who seems to be OK is Buju. We just saw him in the lock-up and he told us that he was happy that he fought, knowing that he is innocent," Markus said.

He added: "We are just devastated. We are going to keep fighting, we are going to appeal, but right now I feel empty. I really don't have anything else to say … . We are just going to keep fighting."
His colleague, Mark Seitles, who an hour earlier interpreted questions asked by the jury in relation to two of the charges as a ray of hope for Buju, wept as he walked from the courthouse.

"If these are the questions, then it's definitely not guilty," Seitles had whispered to Markus just after 1 p.m. in the courtroom.

The prosecution, led by Jim Preston, argued in court that Buju, who bragged in conversations with an informant about being part of a major cocaine-trafficking ring, conspired with his long-time friend Ian Thomas to purchase cocaine from undercover detectives at a Florida warehouse.

The iconic Jamaican artiste, whose sentencing hearing date has not yet been determined, will now face 15 years to life behind bars.

Buju was not at the warehouse when the crime was committed, but the prosecution pointed to the recorded conversations of him saying he does not get involved but stays in the trenches as evidence that he was a behind-the-scenes man.

Thomas, along with James Mack, who has said he has never met Buju, was arrested on December 10, 2009 when they presented more than US$130,000 to the detectives and were about to leave with the cocaine.

Buju has denied the claims made by the US government. While on the stand last week, he said he was "stupid" to have said the things he did and even to have tasted the cocaine in the warehouse. He, however, said the conversations captured by the informant, Johnson, had no flesh on them, as he was "just talking".

Buju has also said he would not have fought for his life and his freedom if he had committed the acts.

This comes less than two weeks after the DJ won his first Grammy for his latest album, Before The Dawn.

Our life and our destiny are sometimes predestined, and no matter where this journey takes me, remember, I fought the good fight. It was a great man that said my head is bloody but still unbowed. I love you all, thank you for your support”. -- Buju's statement to supporters, read by his attorney, David Oscar Markus.

I am just gutted, I cannot believe this.  I have been one of Buju’s biggest fan since the early 90’s and this is just a terrible blow to him, all his fans, and the reggae music scene.   He already spent a year in jail before trial, and the first jury came back hung, I thought for sure he was on his way to freedom.  Today is my birthday, and I do not even feel happy, I am just so incredibly sad…..

FREE DA GENERAL!  We will never stop praying for justice and Jah will watch over you Buju.  Jah knows your innocent, and so do we.  Love you, Jah Bless.

"JAH knows I’m Innocent.
JAH knows I'm Innocent. Yeah!

Look I here now
come now I sayeth
don’t afflict  anymore, oh no

Earth is my mother
have known no other
the forces have gathered for what I don’t know
I really don’t know

They think they’re clever
doing whatever
all men will have to reap what they sow
from the earth and soul

Men says what eyes don’t see, heart don’t lead
they play the game a finders keepers losers weep
just to find a food to eat
they apply systematic pressure
but we know we must make it better yeah!

This earth is my mother   
and I’ve known no other
the forces have gathered for what I don’t know
I really don't know
they think they’re  clever
doing whatever
all men will have to reap what they sow
remember I tell you

I’ve been accused
wrongly convicted
JAH knows I’m innocent
JAH knows I’m innocent yeah!

I’ve been badly singled out by beloved friends and brethrens who sold me out,
I was the corner stone rejected and refused
left alone in my blues
your foot could never fit my shoes no no

And I wont bow yeah
I totally refuse
tell Babylon for them
we’ve got news
Rasta come to pick and choose  
were gonna choose well
 tell them I said go to hell

Earth is my mother
have known  I’ve known other
the forces have gathered for what I don’t know
I really I don’t know

They think that they’re clever
doing whatever
all men will have to reap what they sow
remember Buju tell you

Woah woah women cry no more
redemption try at night LORD
women needs a sister
I beg you wipe your eye
affliction and days of tension soon be over

I see joy
I see joy
over yonder
there is a greater day ahead
there is a greater day"

Unknown Sister

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Who Am I & Top Ten Tuesday

Who am I?  That is the question that has a million answers.  
I am a mother.  
I am a movie buff.  
I am a sadistic Domme.   
I am a coupon clipper.   
I am a cook.  
I am a pot head.  
I am a Catholic.  
I am a lesbian.  
I am polyamorous.  

I could go on and on and on.  I will talk about all these things over the course of this blog.  You might find reading this that from time to time, I sound a lot like a man.  Or so I have been told over the course of my life 750 000 times……even though I admit that I am very male thinking, I assure you all that I am 100% female, just not 100% woman, lol.  My ex D used to call me Man all the time, thinking it was an insult.  I have female friends that depend on me for a male point of view.  Funny, cuz in other areas of my life, I would say I am very female.  Being a mother is my number one thing in my life, and I am not handy around the house at all, that is why I keep men around, hehe.    Men are handy for  a LOT of things.  As much as I love and prefer woman on a sexual  level, I would not want to give up everything a man can do for me.  For a long time, I used to think I was bisexual….which, ironically, I don’t even believe exists anymore.   That is a topic for another blog though, that is for sure. 

I have seen at least two people have read my posts….that is a start, I guess…..I have just gotten started myself, gotta start somewhere I guess.  My birthday is right around the corner, I am going to be 35 this year….man, where does the time go….it’s hard to believe that I am approaching middle age, and have teenagers… did that happen?  Don’t get me wrong, I love life, and it’s been quite a journey, but too fast!  I cannot say I miss having a baby or anything, cuz that would be a lie for sure, but I might miss having a five year old sometimes, they are so much easier to please than a teenager.  Outside is snowy and cold, and I hate this time of year as well.  Why couldn’t I be born in the summer when the weather is nice?   My friends were desperately trying to get me to go to a bar this past weekend, and I was so not into it, I am SO glad I cancelled too, esp since my weekend ended up being crazy and I was insanely sleep deprived.  When I was younger, there were several years that I practically lived at the bar, or bars, I should say.  There was a small group of us that you could find at the club every weekend, and another couple friends that I used to party with during the week even.  We would travel up to two or more hours for the right party or club, and man, we got ourselves into some jams along the way, that is for sure.  I had one crazy friend named J that would always be great for a night out, but also, could get us in SO much trouble.  I will have to write more about that sometime, I have a few stories that I am sure would be good for some laughs, and then some. 

I guess I should get going to bed….I will leave you with the first top ten list.  I am going to try and post one every Tuesday, until I run out of ideas anyway….so, here is the very first Top Ten Tuesday:

Top Ten TV Show I Love
Random Order

Queer As Folk

Law And Order SVU


Saturday Night Live


Modern Family



Big Brother

Nurse Jackie

Until next time………

Unknown Sister

P.S.  For the two readers that left comments and now do not see them here, I apologize.  I was in the mailbox for this blog, and deleted the comments, thinking I was deleting them from the mailbox only, not the blog itself....still learning my way around here, please do not let it stop you from leaving more comments, they are always welcome.....

Friday, February 18, 2011

Why would you want to read this blog?

I decided that my first post was not enough for anyone to really know anything about me, or what this blog is about… here is a little more…..

Things I plan to blog about:

1.     News
2.     Motherhood
3.     Sex
4.     Religion
5.     Childhood
6.     Day to Day life
7.     Things that piss me off
8.     Books
9.     Movies
10.   TV
11.   Sports
12.   Gossip
13.   Opinions on hot button issues
14.   BDSM
15.   My family
16.   My friends
17.   Websites I enjoy and use
18.   Weekly Top Ten list
19.   Cooking 
20.   Advice or opinions that are asked for in my comments

50 words to describe me, as chosen by several people that know me well…….

1.     Mother
2.     Domme
3.     Lesbian
4.     Fun
5.     Loud
6.     Caring
7.     Wild
8.     Intelligent
9.     Opinionated
10.   Sadistic
11.   Strong
12.   Non Judgmental
13.   Layered
14.   Interesting
15.   Different
16.   Giving
17.   Aggressive
18.   Anxious
19.   Passionate
20.   Understanding
21.   Honest
22.   Trust Worthy
23.   Responsible
24.   Unconventional
25.   Private
26.   Loyal
27.   Happy
28.   Original
29.   Geeky
30.   Activist
31.   Tolerant
32.   Confident
33.   Assertive
34.   Outgoing
35.   Unique
36.   Complicated
37.   Catholic
38.   Blunt
39.   Picky
40.   Stubborn
41.   Sincere
42.   Thrifty
43.   Focused
44.   Determined
45.   Hilarious
46.   Practical
47.   Reliable
48.   Brave
49.   Sexual
50.   Bright

 Looking forward to really getting started.....

Unknown Sister

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My first post should be an easy one....

For a starting blog, I thought a quick Q&A session should do the trick.  Please leave comments, I love lets me know that someone is actually reading what I post....if you have any suggested topics, or opinions you would like to hear, leave me a comment, and I will get to it.....I am going to try and post about twice a week......thanks, and happy reading!

1. Why did you start blogging?
This is actually not my first blog.  I started this one because I needed somewhere that I could really let lose, and just say what is on my mind, without worrying about who is reading it, or what I say.  You folks here are going to get the real deal of what is exactly going on in my life and my mind....scary eh?  I have many different sides to my life, and I plan to share them all here......

2. If you could travel anywhere in the world with no restriction of costs, where would it be and why?
There are many places I would love to go, although I most likely never will, I am sure you will learn lots about that as this blog grows....but, if there was no problems (not just cost), I would love to see different parts of Africa, Italy, Jamaica, and Hawaii.  

3. Did you have a teacher in school that had a great influence on your life? If so, what?
I had a couple that really did great things for me.  Dee Dee and Dave are the first two that come to mind, they worked at this special school program I went to in my mid teens for kids that were kicked out of regular school and/or on probation.  I also had another teacher in high school that I will call DR, and she was amazing, I loved her most of all.  All three of these teachers could see that I was fucked up due to my home situation, and worked with me, and never judged me or underestimated my intelligence.  

4. If you could spend the day with a famous person, who would it be, and what would you do?
Man, this is a hard one.  I have spent a while thinking about it already, and can only come up with Buju Banton, or Chloe Sevigny....Buju is my favorite singer, so I would love to sit and talk to him and listen to him sing, and Chloe is my favorite actress, I would just love to be around her, pick her brain for a while....

5. Toilet paper — over or under?
UNDER, always under.  Over is stupid, and doesn’t even make any sense!  If someone puts it on wrong, I WILL change it first time I see it.....

6. Name one thing in your life that you would do over if possible.
There are certain people I would not have let into my life so deeply....I can think of at least five right off the top of my head.....I might have to write a blog about this one day.....

7. Tell about your pets — if any.
I have a small rodent.   I love all animals.

8. Do you live in a small town or a large town. (You don’t have to name the town).
Small, not tiny, but population under 100 000

Unknown Sister