How many people does it take to announce “Madame Speaker, the President of United States”? If you said 2, you’re right! On this momentous occasion, the last State of the Union by President Bush, it took two people to announce his arrival. In the past, this arduous task was handled by one person. (more…)
Archive for January, 2008
Posted in Current Events, Democrats, Election 2008, News, Politics, Republicans, State of the Union, tagged Antonio Villaraigosa, Armenian Genocide, Curious George, George Bush, Hillary Clinton, JFK, John F Kennedy, Kennedy clan, Nancy Pelosi, No Child Left Behind, State of the Union, State of the Union Address on January 28, 2008 | 6 Comments »
Posted in Current Events, Politics, tagged 9/11, 935 lies, al Qaeda, Al Qaida, Bin Ladin, Bush Propaganda, George Bush, George Bush Lies, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Propaganda, Saddam Hussein, September 11 on January 24, 2008 | Leave a Comment »
The Center for Public Integrity reports that in the two years following the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration, and seven of his top officials (Cheney, Condi, Rummie, etc.), made at least 935 false statements about the security threats posed by Saddam Hussein and Iraq. That’s right, 935 lies. According to the report, President Bush made at least 232 false statements about weapons of mass destruction about Iraq and at least 28 false statements about Iraq’s links to Al Qaida. (more…)
My favorite online gossip columnist, Ted Casablanca, reports that George and Laura are headed towards splitsville. Yup, things are not so swell in the White House. Laura can no longer fake it. Maybe she’s had enough of Bush boozing and canoodling Condi. Maybe she wants a man who can use two syllable words without butchering them. Or maybe she wants someone who can actually pronounce the word “nuclear” which is NOT pronounced nuk-u-lar. (more…)
Posted in Election 2008, Politics, tagged Barack Obama, California Primary, Hillary, Hillary Clinton, Hillary wins Nevada, Hispanic Voters, Hispanic votes for Hillary, Latina Voters Hillary, Latino Voters, Latino/a Voters, Nevada Primary, Obama on January 20, 2008 | Leave a Comment »
Did anyone really think that Obama had a chance of winning Nevada? Yes, Obama is popular and charismatic. That’s great. But what people don’t realize is that Latino voters are more likely to vote for Hillary, a white woman, than for Obama, a black man. This is where racial politics comes into play.
During this election, Latino voters will play a deciding role in presidential politics. Most Latino voters are turning away from Republican candidates due to the “anti-immigrant” stance many of these candidates have taken in their policy-making decisions. And amongst minority groups, there has always been racial conflict between Blacks and Latinos. Sad, but true. So I predict, that in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas Hillary will be the winner.
Posted in Entertainment, Gossip, Politics, tagged abortion, abstinence education, Casey Aldridge, Jamie Lynn, Jamie Lynn Spears, Nickelodeon, Nickelodeon executive Jamie Lynn, sex education, teen pregnancy, Zoey 101 on January 18, 2008 | 1 Comment »
I hear that Casey Aldridge has dumped Jamie Lynn. Apparently, he’s having doubts about his paternity. As I mentioned before, there is a rumor going around that some Nickelodeon executive is the real father of Jamie Lynn’s baby and Casey Aldridge is being paid to be the fall guy.
I just love when some bible-thumping, Bush-loving, trailer park folks get into this kind of mess. I just LOVE that some people/churches/communities preach abstinence, condemn abortion, but have a problem with sex education. At least in the case of Jamie Lynn Spears, she can afford to raise this baby. But millions of teens who do get pregnant end up bringing kids into this world without the financial or emotional means to raise a child. Meanwhile, millions of tweens are watching adorable Jamie Lynn on Zoey 101 and getting a life lesson on unprotected sex. Hopefully, it’ll be a warning sign for “what not to do.” But more than likely, in our celeb-obsessed society, many kids are watching this story unfold and thinking, “if she can do it so can I.”
Posted in Current Events, Entertainment, Gossip, Hollywood, Politics, tagged abortion laws, Adnan Ghalib, Britney Spears, Britney Spears pregnant again, sterlization laws on January 16, 2008 | Leave a Comment »
So Marion Jones was sentenced to 6 months of jail time for lying about steroid use and something about her punishment really bothers me. I’m not condoning steroid use. I’m just tired of seeing harsher punishment applied in some cases and overlooked in others. So here are some examples of “crimes” and their corresponding punishments.
1. Marion Jones. Lied about steroid use, and got 6 months of jail time. A federal judge had decided to send a message instead of showing leniency.
Real crime: successful female athlete, who may or may not have known about the steroids. Gets a harsh punishment to send a message to the rest of the sports establishment… and for the mistakes of athletes such as Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds and that other dude that won Tour de France post Lance Armstrong… Floyd Landis. (more…)
So last night, my roommate and I are sitting in our living room talking and watching TV when I notice someone looking into the apartment from the window that faces the roof. Yup. A peeping tom or a would be thief. I scream. He runs. I run outside yelling at him. Probably not the wisest choice. Then instead of calling cops, I call my building manager. He’s extremely calm over the news that an intruder had found a way to climb to the 3rd floor roof and stand outside my window. Then I notice the stitching on my manager’s sweater. My aging hippie manager, who resembles papa smurf, was wearing a hoodie that has marijuana plants stitched all over. And the best part, my hippie manager got it on sale at Fred Segal. Then after a few minutes I decide I’m going to chase after the peeping tom. I put on my running shoes, get my pepper spray and run downstairs (this is about 5 minutes after the guy had sprinted away). Needless to say I didn’t catch him.
Amongst my generation Obama seems to be the more popular choice. He’s obviously charismatic and intelligent, both necessary qualities for a good leader (although our current leader is missing the “intelligent” quality, but that’s besides the point). He gives great speeches. He’s got Oprah’s endorsement. And he’s light-skinned enough not to scare of too many white folks. He’s the perfect black candidate to run for office. But for some strange reason, Obama does not excite me. I say strange because typically I’m very excited by all things black or with any hint of color. But Barack just doesn’t do it for me. (more…)
Hillary Clinton won New Hampshire. Yaaaaaaaaay!!! I’m not sure how Hillary showed emotion, maybe it was hormones, but I don’t care. Nobody likes to see a woman on the verge of tears and apparently voters in New Hampshire didn’t either. So listen to me babe, cry if you need to. Show some emotion. I want a woman in the White House and if tears work use it to your advantage. Real women cry! (more…)