Friday, June 13, 2008

NBC's Tim Russert - RIP

I'm completely stunned by the very sad news - Tim Russert has passed away from a heart attack.

I've been spending a whole lotta time with this guy lately over politics and I am definitely jolted by his death. I'll miss his work, his insights and his courage.

May he rest in peace.

My condolences to his family and the entire NBC family as they mourn this great loss.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

On my mind...

Kudos to Hillary for actually verbalizing a concession, an endorsement and a "yes we can!" all in one very disjointed speech.

Pro-Hillary Women:
What is this "robbed" phenomenon going around in her blogs? How is it they conclude she was robbed of this nomination despite having lost fair and square from simple math; very basic addition and in her case occasional subtractions? And then these women will go out and declare they are being discriminated against. abused, undervalued, pushed out...? This is the problem I have with these kinds of women. if we as women are going to fight to be accepted and appreciated as worth our dime, we must become worth our dime. Which means we need to learn how to understand our processes, our situations and avoid sounding dumb to the masses, because within these masses lie the males that will need to make promotion decisions that involve us.

Fist bump terror:
Seriously? Fox news suggests Obama's fist bump to Michelle could be portrayed as a terrorist handshake/gesture? What are they smoking up in that place? Even if its absolute desperation, some limits? Some sort of pretense towards sensibility? Duh?! Well folks, y'all beware now. There are a whole lot of terrorists around you given this criteria...

Could they be done with elections already?

I'm guessing God is raging mad at somebody or some people or all of us! Floodings like crazy in the Midwest, heatwave in the east coast, snow in June and this in the heels of record high tornadoes already (season is far from over), record high deaths from tornadoes and not far from the shocks of Asia's catastrophes. Some scary stuff!

Gas Prices:
Had better stop playing. Like very seriously. And for the republican senators to block the vote to tax the excess profits and revoke their 17B in tax breaks this year... I'm just expressing my absolute disappointment at anyone who votes republican especially this year.

Spoke to some who's who's on economic stuff and situations in this very USA. Turns out we're no longer really discussing a recession, that's a given. There's a new D word out there. Depression! That's right folks. Like in the 1920s. yeah, all signs are leading into that. If they are right, its about to be the biggest fall of a great nation in modern history.

Oh, the conspiracy theories: The bear sterns bailout, is supposedly a republican ploy to hold the markets steady through elections. And then it will collapse and send the markets reeling so badly (this is a scary scenario)... Plus there's the one on the Bush stimulus packages. As people enjoy this free money, they should be aware that it's real purpose was to bail out credit markets such as banks et al, who have had the worst 1st quarter performances in years, some in history. Pretty much, it was given to you so that you'd pay your credit card bills which many people had stopped paying because they injected that portion of their earnings into increased costs to their meals and gas. The agenda was to save the bank not you. I wondered about this. Is the way to get back at the government to instead use this money to take a vacation and leave your credit card unpaid? And would this be responsible and prudent behaviour? I mean, despite their ulterior motives, isn't this still a necessary and helpful bailout?

Should seriously consider a meeting where they allow all oil trade to be conducted in currency other than the dollar so that crude oil prices can go back to about $70 a barrel. This whole sit back and get rich attitude they've adopted while the rest of us give up basics such as the 3rd meal of the day... How did we human beings get here? That we can allow a small committee of rich but otherwise regular human beings to control so many of us significantly with just one law passed on all their contracts?

Otherwise, Go KG! Show Kobe how it's done!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008


Was made today (err yesterday, this was started and abandoned due to some minor emergency)

Obama wins the nomination.

Clinton does not concede. (Update) NYT reports Clinton to concede and endorse Obama on Friday. She was literally forced here by her own superdelegates who made no attempt to hide their displeasure at her speech last nite.

Bad Manners:

That would summarize my opinion on her speech last night. Just plain simply bad manners. You know better than that, Hillary Rodham Clinton.


That better be in their wildest dreams. Can someone, anyone tell me how you announce to the world that John McSame, err McLame, err sorry McCain is more experienced, is better vetted etc, etc, and then come on and ride on my coattails as VP and expect that the GOP will not announce how my own running mate thinks McCain is better suited for the position than I? If she had wanted that position, she shouldn't have burnt the bridge and the surrounding trees making sure there would never be another bridge built on that issue. Frankly, she needs to get over herself and her "should be respected" supporters. Kwani, the rest of us don't deserve respect?

William Clinton:

Suffering my own personal loss on him, I'm disappointed and saddened. I think this campaign showed me his true colors and I can honestly report that he had me going. I thouhgt he was a much better person than that. However, thank goodness for his infidelities and his dubious sources of $$. We have good reason to just say NO! to her when she comes a knocking for the VP spot, thanks to her decision to stay with this one very Bill Clinton, she is quite frankly, not a viable candidate.

Eeks me out. Maybe he will finally Shut the hell up!!!!

Barack Obama:

Congratulations! Again and again. Go make us proud!

On June 3rd 2008, the democratic party, by nominating black Barack Hussein Obama as their nominee, has made history. MLK must be smiling in his grave. I wonder if even he dared to have this dream.