Monday, March 31, 2008
In a Time magazine interview last year, rapper 50 Cent pledged his allegiance to Sen. Clinton. However, 50 Cent has recently changed his tune.
"I heard Obama speak. He hit me with that he-just-got-done-watching-Malcolm-X and I swear to God, I'm like, 'yo, Obama!'"
I'm so over 50 Cent. I'm angry that CNN wastes their time reporting this kind of "news." I'm angry that I just wrote this blog. The end.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
"Just Out: What sort of special rights do you feel that the Oregon Equality Act offers?
George: First off, I thought that was a fabrication of definition, in the sense that you gave special rights, it picks out another group, a lifestyle group, and says hmm, you have all these protections. The main thing that bothered us with the whole bill was the fact that here we go again, adding one more class of people that need to have special rights.
Just Out: What if an employee is fired because of his/her sexual orientation or gender identity? Isn't the Oregon Equality Act in place to guard against such discrimination?
George: As an employer, I don't wanna hear about it. This workplace is for work purposes. My advice to the gay community is SHUT UP, just don't talk about it. If you walk around talking about what you do in the bedroom, you should be on the pervert channel.
Just Out: What is your reaction to the recent murders of out gay youth in Florida and California?
George: Obviously murder is murder, there's no excuse for that. Here's what I'm saying, I think we're seeing a backlash, in other words if you push me too hard don't be surprised if I react. Gays will tend to react violently if people are oppressive toward them. If gays are oppressive toward straights, then you'll see a violent backlash. You're going to have a point where these groups develop and say I'm tired of these special privileges."
Sunday, March 9, 2008
For all of you fashionistas out there, you surely saw the finale of Project Runway. I was certainly not surprised that Christian Siriano won.
This 22 year old Annapolis native walked onto stage from day one with confidence and wow'ed the judges. He was gtiven $100,000 to start his own line as well as a magazine spread.
Past Project Runway winners such as Jeffrey Sebilia, Chloe Dao, and Jay McCarroll have not found success so easily.
The first season's winner, Jay McCarroll, had a hard time after winning the competition.
"He found out that The Weinstein Company owned 10% of whatever he created if he took the $100,000 prize. He didn't take the money, and now he's broke and doesn't really do anything for the network anymore, which hurts his images and brand (the clause is no longer in the show's contract). McCarroll doesn't even have a permanent home: "I haven't been living anywhere for two years...I sleep at other people's houses. I sleep here [a studio] if I'm drunk," said McCarroll in an article entitled "Project Runway winner slams Bravo."
Only time will tell if Siriano can turn his win into a future in fashion. Here's hoping this wanna-be can turn into a big-shot.
I recently read an article in the Washington Post entitled "Alas, We're Just Wild About Hurry" by Robin Givhan that was in stark contrast to a recent post I wrote about Mike Huckabee.
Givhan's post discusses our culture's need for "instand brilliance and immediate perfection," noting Mike Huckabee's recent refusal to suspend his campaign, until McCain reached the magic number; 1,191 delegates.
My reaction to Huckabee's persistance was that of annoyance. Sure, most of my annoyance was because I simply do not like him, but Givhan asks a really important question. Where is our patience? "Why can't the candidates make their case as many times and in as many venues as they'd like? They're only competing for the most important job in the world."
Givhan argues, "surely there's satisfaction in knowing that you've pursued a goal with your best effort, that you've seen it through to the end. That ought to be met with congratulations, not exasperation. "
"We can barely wait for the polls to close, let alone sit still while the votes are being counted. People have been screaming for Hillary Clinton to pull out of the race -- forget Texas and Ohio and Pennsylvania and the convention and the superdelegates," said Givhan.
Givhan cites Huckabee's self-deprecating SNL skit about continuing his campaign, even though his chances of winning were slim to none. "In a fundamental teach-a-kid-a-lesson way, Huckabee's refusal to suspend his campaign -- until John McCain had officially won enough delegates to secure the nomination -- was admirable."
I hate to admit this, but I agree. Who would have thought?
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Ladies and gentlemen, did you know that there is a third Democrat running for president?
Mike Gravel, the former senator from Alaska isn't exactly expecting to win the nomination. He is, however, looking for a bit of attention.
In a TIME article Gravel talks about his idea for direct democracy. At a meeting with the Harvard Democrats he claimed to have more charisma than Obama.
Those are some fightin' words.
Check out his campaign video.
Seriously though, an article from CNN is projecting that John McCain is the next Republican presidential nominee.
Camp McCain must be celebrating tonight.
Mike Huckabee dropped out of the Republican race after McCain's glorious results were in. So long Huckabee.
"I am very, very grateful and pleased to note that tonight, my friends, we have won enough delegates to claim with confidence, humility and a great sense of responsibility, that I will be the Republican nominee for president of the United States," said McCain.
The presidential race '08 just got a lot more interesting.