Sunday, February 15, 2009

Roland Martin...SUPER JERK Hates Valentine's Day

For the sake of honesty, Roland is NOT my favorite personality on fact, I cannot stand the overly self important, over weight, full of himself ass hole...HEY, just stating my own opinion here. Seeing his article calling for a boycott of Valentine's Day just proves to me that my hunch on him is closer to TRUTH than he and others would ever admit. Hello, Valentine's Day is about CELEBRATION.

He basically presents a poor argument that Valentine's Day is nothing more than a con thought up by folks on Madison Avenue to separate men from their hard earned dollars during a normally slow retail month...and, I am man enough to concede part of a point to him there. Problem is, he is missing the point. More importantly, using his FLAWED logic, we should also get rid of Mother's Day, Father's Day, even the month long celebration of Black History. After all, if we really appreciate Mothers, Fathers and Blacks, shouldn't we be aware of, and celebrate their contributions and history 365 days a year? Why do we need a special day or a SPECIAL MONTH for them?

Like it or not, people like a little recognition, like knowing there is one special day, or week, or month where their contributions TAKE CENTER STAGE...think for instance Secretary's Day, Nurse's Day, and the list goes on. What is wrong with having one day a year where we CELEBRATE OUR LOVE FOR ANOTHER? Is Roland just a cheap piker that does not want to part with his hard earned dollars...I might be wrong here, but with his books, his radio show, and being a regular on CNN, I am sure he can afford to GO ALL OUT, even in these hard economic times. As to his claims that men get the short end of the stick...that is between HIM AND HIS WIFE...if she is short changing him, maybe they should have a little talk, or maybe she doesn't do much for him on that special day because she already knows he is a bit of an asshole when it comes to celebrating Valentine's Day? Speaking for myself, I have always felt more than appreciated by my own beautiful wife on this special day when we celebrate our love for the other. (Yes, I get flowers.)

Sorry Roland, but once again you have shown me why it is that I just don't care for you...wish that CNN would find someone else to bring us colorful commentary, because you just don't do it for me. Hopefully you managed to put your own negative attitudes away today long enough to do the right thing where your wife is concerned...if not, I feel sorry for her, and for you, as you really are MISSING THE POINT IN THIS SPECIAL DAY....its about CELEBRATING THAT SPECIAL LOVE WE HAVE BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND, that special love that God has blessed us with. This past year my wife was diagnosed with Breast me, this Valentine's Day WAS VERY SPECIAL FOR ME...I got to celebrate the fact that she's still here, and is CANCER FREE. Life and holidays are how you look at them Roland...maybe next year you can write an article apologizing to your wife.

Editor's note: A nationally syndicated columnist, Roland S. Martin is the author of "Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith" and "Speak, Brother! A Black Man's View of America." Visit his Web site for more information.

Roland S. Martin says he doesn't buy all the hype associated with Valentine's Day.

Roland S. Martin says he doesn't buy all the hype associated with Valentine's Day.

(CNN) -- With retailers hurting and the U.S. president trying to encourage Americans to spend money to restore consumer confidence, what I'm about to say may seem like treason. But here goes: Please boycott Valentine's Day and all that is associated with this horrendous "holiday."

For several years I have ripped into Valentine's Day. Not because I'm against love and relationships, but mainly because the holiday is such a farce.

First of all, Valentine's Day is not built around a religious event like Christmas or Easter; nor does it have any special meaning to the nation such as Memorial Day or Veterans Day.

It is nothing more than a commercial holiday created by rabid retailers who needed a major shopping day between Christmas and Easter in order to give people a reason to spend money.


Anonymous said...

You're the idiot. Roland Martin is absolutely correct. Mother's day, Father's day, Secretary's day, (or pick any other holiday - they're a dime a dozen). are all creations for the purpose of making profits. I wouldn't feel any less a man or father if there were no Valentine's day or Father's day. One of the biggest flaws of American society is the insatiable need for each person to be made to feel special - whether warranted or not.

Royce Penstinger said...

Anomymous...Pity you could not sign your name. Fact of the matter is, WE ALL have this really bad habit of taking things, including the one we love for granted most of the time. Sure, its nice to say we should make every day Valentine's Day, or Father's Day, or Mother's Day, but we don' is too hectic. So, having a day when we pull out all the stops is NOT A BAD THING.

Anonymous said...

Dude, you really have a lot of hate in you. Disparaging someone's weight and opinions with such nonsense. But hey, that's why they have blogs for nobodies like you to spew venom.

Royce Penstinger said...

Curious Anonymous...ever listen to some of the insults tossed onto the airwaves by Rolan Martin? What is fair for the goose, should be good for the gander?