Monday, January 21, 2008

Obama rules.

I'm down for Obama, always have been. He's the best Dem running. I still am not quite sure which Rep I like best. My boyfriend was watching the polls the other night and he's for Obama. He has already decided he's voting for Obama so he's emotionally invested in the election already. I have yet to remain faithful to one candidate. The polls he saw on TV showed Shrillery beating Obama and the boyfriend was pissed. His thought was that people are still so racist in this country they'd rather see a woman president than a black man. He might just have a point there.

But Obama was working the black angle pretty hard by appearing at MLK's church. Shrill can go to a black church to speak and she did--in Harlem. But to me, Obama clearly wins this political move of making the most of the holiday. It works in the same way that she can snivel on TV about how she had big plans for this country, but if Obama sniveled on TV, his career would be over. She gets to work the femininity angle like that.

But which angle will go farther in the election? If you just take a look at what takes a person farther in life (or what holds a person back) which is the bigger factor? Race or gender?

Saturday, January 12, 2008


As I try to decide who to vote for this year for president, Pakistan weighs on my mind. Fortunately there's so much crazy stuff going on in the world right now for the candidates to react to so we can get their take on the war, the economy, and anything else that pops up. Take for instance the December 27 assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Out of all the canned responses from the candidates I read on that week, only two candidates mentioned the importance of the danger of Pakistan being a nuclear state. They were republican Fred Thompson and democrat Chris Dodd.

Tumblr is becoming a quick favorite of mine

It's turning into a nice little scrapbook of quickie thoughts composed over the Apple widget "Tumblet." It's also a good little storage spot for quick links. I think it makes a nifty companion to this main blog.

Friday, January 11, 2008

I haven't been watching the news so much

Not since Shrillery won the New Hampshire primary anyway. Come on! Clinton and McCain victorious? This is getting boring now. Nothing is a bigger turnoff than the 'old guard' getting a win. I think it's meaningless at this point. Oh, but the media is searching for any glint of meaning on the campaign trail right now. That's an even bigger turnoff. Just tell us what's going on. Don't try to predict anything. CNN, you're not psychic.

I decided to fart around on Tumblr

I just wanted to try something new. So Libertease has a little companion blog there now.

Monday, January 7, 2008

I can't help it

It's election year and I'm not working in a newsroom like last election. I'm a news junkie. I'm an election junkie. It has to come out somewhere so I can feel better, so here it goes...

I'm not an analyst, poli sci major, or anyone important enough for you to read. All I am is just another voter with a blog. Who knows if anyone will actually read this or think about anything I write. But I guess that's the fun of it all.

Some thoughts about today:

1. Soledad's back! So nice to see you again on CNN!

2. Shrillery has lost the election. She may as well pack it in and go home to Bill and join the threesome. Why? She CRIED. She SNIFFLED. On camera, on purpose, and in front of everyone! I think America is ready for a woman president, provided the woman is a tough chick who doesn't cry in front of her voters. Do you see Condoleeza cry when she has a rough day in the world of foreign relations? This isn't a pageant! Tears don't win you anything, honey.

3. It's too early to nominate the word of the year for 2008. "Change" is nice and all, but it could be usurped by the 2008 version of "flip flop" or whatever "subprime" turns out to be this year. Let's not get ahead of ourselves by jumping on the obvious here.

4. I still love Obama and I'm damn happy for him. But I still don't know who I'm voting for in November. I still have doubts about every single candidate. Well, except for McCain who I'd never vote for. Speaking of...

5. What color is Cindy McCain's face supposed to be? Anyone?

6. I still don't give a shit who Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Chuck Norris, and Oprah Winfrey want to vote for.

7. Liz Edwards looks OK.

8. Michelle Obama looks amazing.

9. Before you ask, yes, it does matter what these people look like, how they dress, and everything they do and say all year. Woot! Let the fun begin!

10. Why hasn't anyone come up with a silly spoof on an "I Heart Huckabees" t-shirt yet? I'm far too busy. You do it and let me know.

11. Romney looks kind of dorky, kind of too perky, like he's trying too hard.

12. I wonder if any of the candidates use a Mac?

OK, I'll stop now. It feels good to blog about an election!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Kramer Met Al Gore!

Kramer is my coworker at 98-7 The Peak; we both work weekends on the air. Kramer is kind of that guy, oh how to describe him? He looks like an ordinary guy, but manages to get in touch with the fabulous in life every so often. He's the guy who will get off the air at 7pm and take a plane to Vegas, then I find out a week later he won a few grand that night and met a hot chick.

Last week, Kramer met Al Gore in Los Angeles. He even got to do some Q&A on stage with Gore and that made it onto NBC Nightly News. Kramer begged Gore to run for President. Gore is mum on running...will he or won't he? It's shit or get off the pot time.

Anyway, I have no idea how Kramer pulled off his hobnobbing last week, but just thought I'd share.