Sunday, January 28, 2007


There are about 8000 licensed cab drivers in Washington DC and out of those about less than a couple of hundreds are white cab drivers if you count those Coptic Greeks as white people. The number of white drivers took a sharp decline after the riot of the 60's at a fast phase to the present numbers, and most of the surviving white cabbies are about 100 years old and they are at the finish line towards their grave yards. As far as I know I have got to be the youngest and the last white cab driver in Washington DC. I think the federal government is going to put me on the endangered species list and you will find me picking my nose in a fucken DC zoo chained to my cab pretty soon. Even though not as fast, the same is happening to Black American cab drivers because these days like any major American city the cab industry is dominated by foreign drivers and by the Ethiopians in Washington DC.

I can tell that most of you white riders kind of feel sorry for me and leave me the extra petty tip and some are so straight forward and they offer me a job interview and of course quite a few of you ass holes with a comment like "You got to be a real fucken loser to be white and drive a cab in this town!" and there are some, like this young black dude I picked up the other morning who sees it from a different angle. The brotha was on his way to an important job interview on K street when he flagged me and got in to my cab, and when he realized that I am white, he chuckled and said:

"Now I know they are not going to offer that job for a brotha like me! I guess things are so bad out there even a whittie is driving a cab! "

I hope he gets that job, I am very happy with mine.


Pastor Joe.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


Thanks for the kind words that some of you left in regards to the loss of my father. I really didn't want to write about anything to do about my dad's death, but I can't help myself but to do otherwise and throw in some few words about the funeral service because it was very special, uplifting and it was kind of funny that my old man was looking down and laughing his ass off.

It was supposed to be a small white family affair at a small Baltimore church until a bunch of DC cabs and a chartered bus full of misfits from DC managed to show up, thanks to the organizational skills of Mad Cabbie and Mr Hook. The room was full of mostly old white people until all hell broke loose and all the passengers off that bus entered the building. Cab drivers from different nationalities, managers from the cab company, hookers, pimps, some characters I don't think I ever met in my life and even a couple of homeless dudes that we knew over the years came to pay respect. You should have seen those poor old white folks from Bel Air Maryland on how confused and scared they were and asking themselves what the hell was going on and what are all these Negroes, foreigners and suspicious looking white dudes doing here. But you know what? When I saw all those people that I love and sometimes hate showed up at my father's funeral to be by my side, I felt all the love and all the sadness in me evaporated in to the thin air and I said to myself "Joe! everything is going to be all right!"

I would like to thank everyone who showed up that day and I hate this post sounding like an ass kissing session but I can't tell you enough on how thankful I am to Mad Cabbie who showed up at the hospital every single day and made my Dad laugh all way to the end. Thanks Mad!

Enough with the tears! Where are my transvestite passengers? The Pastor is on duty...


Pastor Joe.

Monday, January 22, 2007


Hello everyone, I am sorry that I haven't been updating this blog lately but it has been a rough month for me and I have been all over the place. Three different funerals in the same month! My grandmother (95 yo) laid to rest in Kaub Germany, my uncle (77 yo and my dad's older brother) in Richmond Virgina, and Pastor Joe Sr (81 yo) in Baltimore Maryland.

Let me catch my breath and I will see you in a couple of days.

Don't forget the homeless.

Mad Cabbie.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Last night was the first working night of the year for me and it was pretty quite. The only thing worth writing, is about this blind regular rider who lives in North Cleveland Park and also was my first fare of the year. I feel sorry for this dude because everything bad you can imagine happened to this poor fellow. He is blind, barley hears, difficulty walking, over weight and smells kind of bad. The only thing he got going for himself is he is loaded with cash.

I drove him to the Capital Grille on 6th and Pennsylvania avenue where the Washington lobbyists, power brokers, wanna be power brokers and chicks who hunt for men with power hang out. This blind man always annoys the shit out of me but I am nice to him because I feel sorry for his ass, every fucken block he asks the "Where are we now?" question! It's like:

HIM: Where are we now?

ME: 15th and Pennsylvania!

HIM: Where are we now?

ME: 14th and Pennsylvania!

HIM: How about now?

ME: 13th and Pennsylvania!

HIM: And now where are we?

ME: We are still stopped at the light on 13th and Pennsylvania Sir!

It's a fifteen minutes ride but it always feel like a fifteen hour torture.

I hope the rest of the year goes well.

Don't forget the homeless,

Mad Cabbie.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - In what has become an annual tradition of prognostications, religious broadcaster Pat Robertson said Tuesday God has told him that a terrorist attack on the United States would result in "mass killing" late in 2007.

"I'm not necessarily saying it's going to be nuclear," he said during his news-and-talk television show "The 700 Club" on the Christian Broadcasting Network. "The Lord didn't say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that."

Robertson said God told him during a recent prayer retreat that major cities and possibly millions of people will be affected by the attack, which should take place sometime after September.

Robertson said God also told him that the U.S. only feigns friendship with Israel and that U.S. policies are pushing Israel toward "national suicide."

Robertson suggested in January 2006 that God punished then-Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon with a stroke for ceding Israeli-controlled land to the Palestinians.

Do you believe this jackass? But you know what? God told me while I had a recent visit to a lap dance in a Las Vegas bar, that Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson will have hot gay sex and Pat will carry Jerry's' baby in 2007! How do you like them apples?

Did I say Happy New Year?

Don't forget the homeless.

Mad Cabbie.