Mocha Mr. Clean's The Dirty Truth

November 1, 2010

No More Koons in Politics … Please!

Filed under: Uncategorized — mochamrclean @ 8:04 am

While Jimmy McMillan’s 15 minutes of fame were mildly amusing (McMillan is the is the “candidate” for New York governor who represents the “Rent Is Too Damn High” Party) and complete with a talking doll manufactured in record time, enough is enough.

Stop the tomfoolery. Enough with the crap. No one believes McMillan is a serious candidate for anything and we should not give him any more air time. And tell me, does anyone – anyone – seriously believe that Alvin Greene, the Democratic challenger to Jim DeMint in South Carolina, has any chance whatsoever of taking that seat on this Tuesday’s midterm elections? Greene is so bad that he has become a punchline for both the Fox News Channel and Bill Maher. When will we see that happen again?

No one denies that these jokers have a right to run for public office. That’s part of what makes America great. But a line has to be drawn somewhere. We all know the difference between a serious candidate – a serious leader – and a joke.

Whether you agree with Barack Obama’s policies or not, he is a person of color with a legitimate agenda who must be taken seriously – and should be respected as the President of the United States. He is no Stepin Fetchit. If you can’t respect the man, at least respect the title and office. But yet, he is often lampooned – overtly and subconsciously – by so-called “legit” sites and news folks who worship certain clowns in politics only because they share ideologies. (You can infer whatever you want and make your own guesses about who these clowns are.) And sometimes Obama hasn’t helped his own cause by behaving like a clown himself.


And although the term “koon” is a distinctly African-American slur, there are some other non-black koons out there who are better off forgotten after Tuesday’s midterms.

Carl Paladino: A knuckledragging, hypocritical, homophobic thug
Frank Caprio: This R.I. gubernatorial candidate told Obama that he take his endorsement and “shove it” (NOTE: Obama never even gave Caprio his endorsement) and then backed off six days later, expressing regret. Hey Frank, how about you shove it, loser. Caprio – a loser yesterday, a loser today, a loser after Tuesday.
Kristin Davis: Former “Manhattan Madam” who appeared on the same stage as McMillan. Same deal – 15 minutes of fame was mildly amusing but let’s stop.
Harry Reid and Sharron Angle: Unemployed Nevadans are in a no-win situation with two, no matter what happens Tuesday

There are many other koons out there, but we have to end this somewhere. Remember this when you go out to vote on Tuesday: Our leaders should be better than us. They should represent the very best of us. No more koons – the stakes are too damn high! And that’s The Dirty Truth.


March 10, 2010

The Mocha Grumpy Test of the Week

Filed under: Uncategorized — mochamrclean @ 2:08 pm

Greetings, marks and smarks and everyone in between … take a look at the picture below (And special thanks to a good friend of mine, The Mighty-Mighty BC!).

If this doesn’t bring even just a slight smile on your face, you need to stop what you’re doing, stand up and take a chill (breathe).

For more about this picture, CLICK HERE.

‘Nuff said … and that’s The Dirty Truth!

February 28, 2010

But Sometimes Love Isn’t Enough …

Filed under: Uncategorized — mochamrclean @ 6:43 pm

A few days ago, you learned about Rachel and Jacob and their inspiring story about love, devotion, selflessness and organ transplant. I wrote about  “love being hard work” but “when it’s right, it’s not that hard.”

To some, that may have been an oversimplification of matters of the heart – and they are right. Love is nuanced, often complicated. Sometimes it can feel right, but not really be right. But most of all, it takes two folks – it can’t be one-sided. Those relationships almost always involve a certain amount of denial, fear and ultimately disaster.

And sometimes, if you love someone, you have to know when to say goodbye. You have to stop being in denial of what’s in front of you. You have to come to terms with – and accept – the fact that no matter how hard you’ve tried, no matter how hard your special person has tried, no matter how good it once seemed to be, your relationship is not going to work. Sometimes you have to accept the fact that no matter how devoted you are to someone, he or she may not share that same commitment. There’s a big part of you that will always feel unfulfilled – and unrequited.

Mocha Mr. Clean has never really been afraid to walk the lonely road. (Let’s face it: Some folks really can’t stand being alone.) But anyone who tells you they actually like being alone … well, they’re just not being upfront with The Dirty Truth.



Because I feel like it … and it’s an underrated Springsteen song:

February 23, 2010

You’re All I Need to Get By

Filed under: Uncategorized — mochamrclean @ 10:42 pm

Rachel and Jacob are two friends of mine and you don’t see too many couples like them these days. (And in the interest of full disclosure, I am not using real names here.)

Rachel and Jacob, both in their late thirties, have been married for 15 years, but they have been together since high school. They were high school sweethearts and they have seen each other through love at first sight, proms, graduations, marriage, medical school and two beautiful boys. Both of them are doctors – you could say they’re like a real-life version of the Huxtables, only with a Latin flavor. The greatest thing about these two folks is that not only are they successful, but they’re quality people – they have seen each other through the thickest and the thinnest.

Right now, they are going through a thin phase. Jacob needed a new kidney. Who was the donor? The love of his life, Rachel. Time will tell whether Jacob’s body accepts Rachel’s kidney, but the love between these two – the commitment, selflessness – is overwhelming inspiring and amazing.

So often these days, you hear about folks not being able to make it work – not being able to stay together. Divorce has seemingly been the norm for a long, long time – it’s nice to see youngish folks who love each other that much and are that committed to each other. (These days, most long-term couples are folks who keep their teeth in a clear glass and well into their retirement.)

Love is hard work, but when it’s right, it’s not that hard. It can be both the kind of fever that fuels a passionate kiss or renders us sick with heartbreak. It can fit like a glove, protect us, make us feel warm, snug, taken care of  .. fulfilled. And when it’s right, the love with that special person is all you will need to get by.

Here’s to Rachel and Jacob and hopefully a speedy recovery to them both. They’re two of the finest people I know … and that’s The Dirty Truth.


Reintroducing … ‘The Dirty Truth’

Filed under: Uncategorized — mochamrclean @ 10:02 pm

Greetings True Believers, dreamers, skeptics, romantics and everyone in between and welcome to Mocha Mr. Clean’s The Dirty Truth. I’m the MMC himself.

It’s been a long time since we last met – more than 18 months. I got struck by a very long case of writer’s block. And with writer’s block came a lack of energy and inspiration – a lethal combo for any writer.

But now, I’m back and feeling the hunger again. The beautiful thing about The Dirty Truth is that it will not be about just one thing. One day, you can see musings on politics (Isn’t everybody a pundit these days?); the next you’ll see commentary on pro wrestling and comic books; another day you’ll see the world as I, the MMC, may see it. I don’t promise that you’ll like or agree with everything that is written here. I don’t promise to be witty and entertaining all the time. But I do thank you if you take the time to read.

So sit back, relax and get ready … it’s time for the return of The Dirty Truth!


August 11, 2008

A ‘Good’ Way to Go …

Filed under: Uncategorized — mochamrclean @ 3:07 am

Hello Fellow Proud Marks, Smarks and True Believers:

I’ll admit it … all this death lately of performers I have enjoyed, combined with recently inching another year towards a milestone, has me a bit down and feeling somewhat introspective.

It’s difficult to write when you feel like you’d be better off catching up on other things, or better yet, with people you love and care about. Let’s draw some inspiration from the way late Carnegie Mellon professor Randy Pausch approached death and life:


July 4, 2008

If You’re Reading This …

Filed under: Uncategorized — mochamrclean @ 8:01 am

If you are reading this, first of all, thank you. But please read – an dmost importantly, obey – the command below immediately:

Go on a picnic! Plan to go on a picnic. Go outside and toss a ball with your kid. Watch some fireworks. Go somewhere – anywhere – but don’t stay a minute longer in front of this computer on Independence Day! There’s more to life than BlackBerrys and blogging, folks.

Thank you for reading. Until next time …


June 29, 2008

Introducing ‘The Dirty Truth’

Filed under: Uncategorized — mochamrclean @ 2:21 pm

Mr. Clean Bottle

Hello, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the first edition of Mocha Mr. Clean’s “The Dirty Truth.” As you read this, you may be wondering, “What the hell is this? Who would go by the name ‘Mocha Mr. Clean” and what is this blog about?”

Well, first of all, let me tell you what I am NOT: I am not some aspiring rap artist. I’m not selling anything. Like anybody else, I’m just sounding off, looking to ask the questions some people are afraid to ask and sound off on issues that interest me, bother me, move me or just generally piss me the hell off. And maybe, just maybe, somebody feels the same way and wishes to spout off, too.

“The Dirty Truth” is not relegated to one subject matter: You’ll see that it will focus on politics one minute, sports-entertainment and the mixed-martial arts world the next or maybe on the media. “The Dirty Truth” has already been banned and censored on one Web site because it dared to be honest and tell “the dirty truth.” Later, you will see why it got banned.

Anyway, welcome and please come back to read and enjoy.


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