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- NBC Interviews NAACP President.
Disclosure: I am “white”, a non-minority, am not a member of the NAACP, and the only discrimination I face on a daily basis is by those who hate people who are too awesome. I am not a huge fan of the NAACP. I understand why it was created, I understand all the good it has [...]
- Paintings That Are Not Bad.
SO a few days ago, via Digg or some random Tweet, I came across badpaintingsofbarackobama.com. It’s an amazing idea, but the issue is this.. most the paintings aren’t bad at all, in fact some are spectacular. Insert random rant about people making a website with one function in hopes it becomes the next internet meme. [...]
- AP Versus Shepard Fairey.
Let me preface this by saying I used to love Shepard Fairey, and then I got to the point where I couldn’t stand him (because he started opening his mouth, as opposed to communicating through the medium that made him noteworthy). So at this stage in life, I can’t stand Shep, but I respect the [...]
- Carson + G2 on Obama.
That there is the cover of The Guardian’s G2 section that ran earlier in the week. One of my favourite people on earth David Carson did the design, and inside is a multitude of other designers takes on POTUS Obama’s speeches. Nice little feature for the design geek and/or political dork.
- Detroit Bailouts.
So the auto bailout was postponed yet again today, which goes along with my life being postponed lately. I have been sick, barely able to do anything but watch Gossip Girl at 4pm. My apologies to all who it has affected. The person really affected is me, which is a lot NOT like the auto [...]
- Less Politics, More Free Music.
So we elected an African American, and California has more uneducated and religious voters than I thought (I’m not insulting anyone, the exit polls showed those voting Yes on 8 were in fact both those things). Let’s all relish in the opportunity of being a country that can once again innovate and lead this world. [...]
- My Favourite Election Moment.
Aside from the time John McCain introduced Joe the Plumber (and he wasn’t scheduled to appear) and he was no where to be found, this was my favourite election moment. That’s right, 7-11 did their own polls, and they predict a huge sweep for Obama. The greatest part of this map is how they just [...]
- Warren G. Harding Sucked.
In High School I had to do some sort of project with Becky Gibson (whom I owe immensely for making me finally realise how amazing Gavin Rossdale is) on Warren G. Harding. It had all the hits about corruption and the Teapot Dome Scandal involved, had his “Return to Normalcy” all covered. Most people have [...]
- T Minus 1 Day.
So as I sit here on the phone trying to figure out why Los Angeles couldn’t get my voter information out to me in time, I have been traveling some of the series of tubes. Every once in a while people ask me why I’m voting for Obama, I guess it kind of shocks people [...]
- Political Applications.
I was on the phone with my good friend Tell today, and it happened to be at the moment that I discovered the Obama 08 iPhone application. I was utterly thrilled, cause you know, Barack knows the internets. After my moment of jubilation, and my pestering Tell about his Obama 08 BlackBerry application (or lack [...]
- Politics And Baseball.
The baseball season is almost, finally over, maybe. One of my teams managed to not lose 100 games (barely), and the other finds itself in a tough playoff matchup with the Angels. I’m excited to see the BoSox battle the Angels (I typed this as “The Angles” the first time, and it made me laugh [...]
Yesterday my bank failed, then it was sold to JP Morgan Chase. I don’t know what this means for my banking mindset, but B of A has been tempting me lately. Earlier today on the news I was watching a local report on WaMu and a reporter was getting the “word on the street” from [...]
- McCain Says Workers Are Strong; Sky Is Blue.
I am never gonna try to claim (for better or worse) that one man is behind a political movement, campaign, or leadership, it is always a team of people. However John McCain needs to find some better people to bring aboard his team. The facts that he doesn’t use computers (and therefore is oblivious to [...]
- Alan Greenspan, Still Ruining Our Economy.
With all the financial sector shakeups this last weekend with Merrill being sold to B of A, Lehman’s declaring bankruptcy after multiple failed attempts to salvage it, AIG being saved at the last second by the Fed, and the potential for WaMu (who is currently the official bank ro rpj.com, B of A here I [...]
- Protesting, And Holding Signs On Street Corners.
Joel posted on his blog the following video. It stirred me up all kinds of crazy, so be forewarned. Just head over to Joel’s blog to see the video. I have a newsflash “peaceful protestors” of Denver, the moment you left the park (where coincidentally the law enforcement had no issue with you) and started [...]
- Hands Free.
As I hope all of you living in California know, July 1 is the beginning of the hands free cell phone law. You cannot talk on a cell phone with it pressed against your ear, you can however take your eyes off the road to text, email, blog, check traffic, etc. Yes, I actually do [...]
- New World Moral Order.
This is a very interesting map, created by Maurice Gomberg in 1941 (published 1942). Interesting the concepts written along with the map. It’s a shame a 3 branched “world police” couldn’t be established to help the betterment of mankind everywhere. Even if it could have, would it have helped?
- Try Giving Them Some Credit.
Our country is so incredibly lost in how it treats young people. It’s no wonder young people in America feel lost or the need to act out. No one possibly thinks these people are capable of greatness. What happened to all the faith being in young people? What happened to giving everything to the future [...]
- Those Liberal Californians.
Today the State of California Supreme Court overturned a ban on same sex marriage. While I personally have had a rather vague opinion on homosexuality and even same sex parenting (I simply have beliefs on all sides of this debate), one thing no one can argue these days is that if we offer benefits to [...]
- All Of Politics Are A Fad.
Joel posted an interesting take on the shape of Politics in his life, I was going to reply, and I thought I would do so here. You should probably read his post if you want this to make the most sense. I support Obama, I hope every day for him to be our next President, [...]
- 10 Ways Hillary Clinton Can Still Win.
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- Political Piledrivers.
Last evening, the next President of the United States, the leader of the free world, appeared on WWE’s Monday Night Raw. Yes all of the potential President’s, somehow, were conned into appearing on a wrestling show. Every last one of their campaign managers should be fired. Next up, the decision on the Democratic nomination, live [...]
- My (Soon To Be Un-popular) Opinion On The War.
So I was doing some perusing of the internets the other day, reading this article. It’s not really necessary to click the link, the article doesn’t actually say anything interesting, it just rambles endlessly like our government representation (and this sentence), however it did get me thinking about the war and solutions. You should all [...]
- Darth Cheney Is Brilliant.
Dick Cheney absolutely stole the show at the Radio & TV Correspondents dinner last night. I’m sure he had a brilliant writer working for weeks on this material, but let’s face it the delivery is aces. My personal favourite is around the 3:50 mark, and it just gets better from there. If the last 8 [...]
- One Nation Under Banksy.
Banksy is back at his usual games across the pond. This time he is taking on the big-brother like CCTV that watches over all of London. The Daily Mail gives you the full story on how he set up scaffolding and tarps to pull this large piece off, all right under the watchful lens of [...]
- Lobbyists, Obama Won’t Take Your Money.
Daily Kos has a great post about Barack Obama not taking his money and why it has made him even more “prObama” (I made that up months ago, if it ever catches on, take note). The reason why? He is a lobbyist, albeit not one of the evil, trying to control politicians, lobbyists, but a [...]
- Apple Is Awesome.
Recently Microsoft and Universal joint venture MSNBC.com ran an article it probably had to make a few calls about whether or not it should be published. The article basically said that Apple is one of the strongest, hippest brands and that Microsoft is boring and out-dated. Tell you something you didn’t know? I know, it’s [...]
- Reason #371200 Why I Love David Letterman.
Last night on Letterman, he discussed Eliot Spitzer’s penchant for “banging whores”. Now Letterman has no problem with the practice, he just doesn’t want him doing it on the state’s time. He also took up issue with Spitzer debating what he will do now that the truth has come out, rather than step down immediately [...]
- Reason #239781 Why I Love Google.
Today Google gave all homeless persons in San Francisco a free phone number and voicemail. I have always been a pretty big supporter of Mayor Gavin Newsom (even with that whole affair scandal, he handled it pretty well) and the strides “The City” (On the west coast, this means San Francisco) has made as of [...]
- Amazing Campaign By-products.
I really cannot decide which is better: Barack Obama being my new bicycle; or Hillary Clinton being my new bicycle. However, I definitely know which candidate I would support by wearing baseball inspired campaign shirts.
- On Politics.
I have been trying to explain my thoughts and feelings on the face of politics in our country numerous times recently with friends and strangers. I have tried to explain why I used to respect McCain, why I hate Clinton, why I’m nervous about Obama, why Ron Paul is not an option, and I don’t [...]
- Super Tuesday.
So recently I was un-registered to vote due to crimes against the State (I’m just trying to sound edgy, I have no idea why it happened), which is probably for the best because it forced me to register in Los Angeles County, where I actually live. Due to these events becoming known to me a [...]
- Lets Get Political, Political.
Yeah, the whole primary thing is kind of a drag, the economy sucks, and everybody is over the war. However this piece that popped up over at CBS News is pretty interesting. I think there is far too much coverage about the “lies” that led us into what has become a tragedy of a war, [...]
- The next time the NCAA does the right thing will be the second.
We all know a lot about this country is wrong, I haven’t shifted my stance on a lot about this country being right, just letting you know I think a lot of things are wrong as well. I focus more on systems, rather than people, and a lot of the systems we have in place [...]
- JT/JFK Day (AKA Memorial Day).
As we have another 3 day weekend full of sunshine and barbecues to celebrate the persons who have died fighting for the country we call home, some people want to talk about politics and what is wrong with this country. I simply present the stories of 2 men whose lives have had an impact on [...]
- Drunk Drivers don’t want to be drunk.
It’s true, they just want to have one beer and be on their way. That damn peer pressure and all that cool ambiance in the bar though, it’s like they want you to stay and keep drinking. These kind of lawsuits must come from that group of archaic minded individuals that still think; it’s a [...]
- The President does better stand up than Dane Cook.
As we close in on the birthday of the finest Presidential orator ever, another Presidential “orator” makes it so obvious how much times are changing. “W” is in tune with the blogosphere… George W. Bush “Information is moving — you know, nightly news is one way, of course, but it’s also moving through the blogosphere [...]
- Not My Governor?
This weekend when I was over at Hollywood Park my Father made a comment about our Governor. I believe his words did not include “terrible” or “worthless”, and I don’t have the exact quote but I believe he said “terrific” at some point. My Grandmother and I just looked at each other in disbelief. My [...]
- I’m Voting For AC.
Albert Clifford Slater was simply legendary; from his star rise on “The Bell,” to his showing up at my HS’s prom, and don’t you dare say “SBTB, The College Years” or “Dancing With The Stars” can tarnish his status. If anything, it makes this all the more fabulous. SBTB was an absolute crutch to my [...]
- Shutting down the city.
So as all my fellow Angels know, the Downtown area I work in was taken over by protesting persons. These people were utilising their free speech by making it so I couldn’t go to the office. The protesters want rights for immigrants; those here already, and those to come in the future. These same people [...]
- Duke Lacrosse charges dropped.
The ridiculous accusations of rape by 3-4 rich, white, Duke University Lacrosse players made by a poor, black, non Duke University student who survives by dancing exotically (You notice how ridiculous it was that I noted who was rich/poor and white/black? Yeah, I think so too) were finally put to rest with all the charges [...]
- Political Declarations.
I keep forgetting if I’m a registered Democrat or Republican (technically, I just found out I’m not even registered) so deciding who to support is always a tough call. Sometimes I like the Gov’t leaving us alone, sometimes I want the injustices in our daily lives to stop, sometimes I want free gas in exchange [...]