Posts Tagged ‘politics’

Florida Republicans x Obama

Posted: February 20, 2012 in Everything
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via Miami Spice

Almost every piece of furniture in the White House is an antique and often a gift from a foreign country or some dignitary. I’m fairly sure that there is a story behind each one. It is obvious that this guy did not have a proper upbringing and has not demonstrated the respect that most other people would exhibit toward that stately mansion and it’s contents. How many people would go to the Guggenheim and prop their nasty feet up on those furnishings. Our White House is every bit as much of a museum as any other establishment of that caliber.

Pop Quiz: What do ALL these pics share in common?

They all show the same lazy jackass with a basic disrespect for the White House and its furnishings! The White House belongs to the ‘People of America’ and should be more revered than to use anything and everything for a foot rest! It also shows to the citizens of America that this lying imposter has NEVER EVER lived in or learned anything about America during his younger years.

What do you expect from a Chicago hustler,

no class, no manners, no social graces.

SO HERE’S THE MESSAGE FROM THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA:
"OBAMA PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!
KEEP YOUR NASTY FEET OFF OF OUR FURNITURE!"

Dear Florida Republicans,

WHY ARE YOU SO RACIST? Someone needs to pat you on the back and say "Girl, let. it. go." I read this as "Why is this nigger in our office, and why are his feet on our good, precious white furniture?"

I found this from a good friend whose Mom replied all with pictures of Bush, Nixon and Johnson: "I’m sending you this in case any idiot sends you the photo of Obama with his shoes up on the desk. THEY ALL PUT THEIR FEET UP."

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via Fashion Indie

“São Paulo fashion week sells the image of a Swiss Brazil where everyone is white and blue-eyed. The organisers … forget that more than half of Brazil’s population is black,” says Frei Davi Santos, a Brazilian race campaigner behind a series of protests over São Paulo Fashion Week.

The seeds of the protest were planted in 2008 when an inquiry by São Paulo’s public prosecutor revealed that out of 1,128 models booked for fashion week, only 28 were black. Oranizers agreed to a voluntary two-year, 10% black model quota — affirmative fashion action — which many designers have reportedly ignored.

Protestors are now calling for a 20% quota in hopes of more accurately representing the Brazilian population, which is 50.8% black. However, that figure means nothing as consumers “still reject the combination of black [models] and luxury clothing”.

At least they do according to Vivian Whiteman, fashion editor of the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo. Whitey, as I like to call her, wrote an article on the Brazilian modeling industry’s rampant racism that included an interview with Bruno Soares, a booker of Afro-Brazilian descent.

“For historical reasons,” claims Soares, “Brazil’s black population has been poor and not a consumer of fashion. This is reflected in the casting.”

But for Frei Davi Santos, that bigoted cup just doesn’t hold water:

“Brazil is a country that still insists on emphasising its European side and discriminating against its beautiful indigenous and Afro-Brazilian populations. We do not want catwalks that look like catwalks in Switzerland or England.”

Seems to me this problem is easily remedied. Gisele in black face. I mean, it worked for Beyoncé. [Guardian]

I am always perplexed by how Brazilian beauty is perceived, it seems that the mainstream (read: white people, mostly) often associate Brazilian beauty with an ethnic (exotic) look. Yet, the population that they reference is not usually the melting pot Brazil that I or any person who knows the demography of the country. Brazil has more African-American descendants than the US (outside of the African continent), although it seems one would never know that from media perception and coverage.

What troubles me most is that the beauty coming out of Brazil is often white girls with tans. I say this because many of the people in Brazil have European origins and are essentially no different than a German (Giselle) or Italian (Isabelli), yet the way we iconize them would be that the mixture of their looks is why they are beautiful. The mixed girls are usually not discussed or scouted.

The most worthy of mention is Adriana Lima who proudly admits a mixed heritage and does reflect a beauty (to me) that is indicative of Brazil. She is not fair skinned nor is she just tanned, but she does appear to be at least ethnically ambiguous which is how I think Brazil should be perceived. And that’s only half way to what I think we should see which are girls that look Afro-Latino a la Rosario Dawson, Zoe Saldana or even Halle Berry. I’m sure those kinds of girls can be found.

Obama 2012: Cain’s 404

Posted: November 17, 2011 in Politics
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via The Daily What

Catching Up With Cain of the Day

This is a bit juvenile, but very clever.

via The Daily What

Long Form Birth Certificate of the Day

Long Form Birth Certificate of the Day: In an effort to put an end to the birther debate once and for all, the President reached out to the Hawaii State Department of Health to request an exception to allow the release of his long form birth certificate in the name of putting the “fake issue” of his citizenship to rest.

The White House has now made that birth certificate available to the public via the White House website. In addition, the President is expected to make an official statement on the matter shortly.

White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer: “The President’s hope is that with this step, we can move on to debating the bigger issues that matter to the American people and the future of the country.”

New Project!

Posted: March 8, 2011 in Ramblings
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I just got my new project assignment at work. Hmm.

I was supposed to have a project with a particular BU, but then that was all changed after the higher ups were involved. I saw my hopes slipping away, and put out the feelers to look for confirmation. Nothing.

And bam, I hear my name being shouted in the room among the Directors and VPs, and I got worried that maybe something I said in this ultra high-touch group was misconstrued.

Oh no, they want to see everyone for an ‘impromptu staff meeting.’ What the hell is going on?

…We had to move the projects around…

[talking, talking, no real info given]

Can you all wait outside while we finish talking so that we can discuss new project assignments?

It’s lunch time, I’m hungry. And now, I’m anxious. It feels like gym again, except I’m sure I’m not the first person picked; yet, I’m sure there are going to be some winners/losers.

And then it all got real, and I have a ‘new’ project but from the ‘old’ lot of projects. And then I breathed a sigh of relief for my new (amazing) team and happiness of a particular fate avoided.

via Fashion Indie

Really KC, really?

Kenneth Coles Boneheaded Tweet

“Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders . . . and millions have been killed because of this obedience . . . Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves . . . {and} the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.” – Howard Zinn

An interesting quote…

“I pray the Egyptian people may soon know the bountiful freedoms that are assured by unregulated credit default swaps.”

Matters of State: Fashion

Posted: February 1, 2011 in Fashion, Politics
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via Fashion Indie

Oscar de la Renta went in Michelle Obama for not wearing an American designer to the Chinese State Dinner…

President of the CFDA Diane von Furstenberg:

“CFDA believes in promoting American fashion. Our First Lady Michelle Obama has been wonderful at promoting our designers, so we were surprised and a little disappointed not to be represented for this major state dinner.”

Steven Kolb, Executive Director of the CFDA, however, seems to honor a woman’s prerogative and came to Mo’s defense saying:

“Mrs. Obama is the First Lady, but she’s also an individual and she’s a woman. She’s going to dress in clothes that she looks good in and that she feels comfortable in. I don’t think she’s making a statement by not wearing someone. She’s just choosing clothes as a woman.”

Who knew fashion was that serious? My favorite part of the article above:

For Barack’s sake, can a bitch just wear some McQueen?

Excuse my ignorance, because I am going to make a few sweeping generalizations.

I really don’t understand Log Cabin Republicans (i.e. Gay Republicans). What I have the hardest time understanding is why you would want to part of a party that actively works to take away your civil rights.

Now you don’t have to be a support of gay ‘rights’ aka things that should be guaranteed to all, but it is odd that the political party you’ve chosen would prefer you be seen (just not flamboyantly) instead of heard.

Worst of all, is that LCRs are fighting to be part of the big tent party even though they are one of many groups repeatedly denied access to said big tent.

Anne Coulter, conservative author and talking head, was recently denied the ability to speak at the WorldNetDaily’s "Taking America Back’ national conference. Why? Because she’s also speaking at HOMOCON 2010, an event sponsored by GOProud – an LCR group.

This reminds me of that American Dad episode I mentioned earlier when it becomes apparent through who is allowed to speak where and on behalf of whom in the supposed big tent party.

Nevermind that the tagline for HOMOCON via Coulter (a straight woman) is: Our gays are more macho than their straights. And let’s also dismiss that Anne compared speaking at a college campus to an al-Qaida conference. I take more issue with this statement by the WND CEO:

Ultimately, as a matter of principle, it would not make sense for us to have Ann speak to a conference about ‘taking America back’ when she clearly does not recognize that the ideals to be espoused there simply do not include the radical and very ‘unconservative’ agenda represented by GOProud.

All I can say to that is WTF? If you’re ideas are unconservative and radical by your parties standards, you should find a new party. And I get that you can be socially and fiscally congruent or incongruent, but really?

Also, the former head of the Republican National Committee, Ken Mehlman, is apparently gay. He was Bush’s campaign manager in 2004 and part of an administration that has greatly stirred the anti-gay agenda.

Now he is sorry for what he’s done, for his silence and his sole opinion being silenced in the big tent. I wouldn’t put any onus on him for what he done (and what others will assume he should have done), but I think it just continues to become apparent that Republicans don’t like gay people. Or as Kanye would say:

Republicans don’t care about gay people.

Big deal? Yes. Surprising? Definitely not. I also feel like being a black republican is suspect, but so far racism isn’t a crime until your civil liberties are attempted to be or are removed.

Tax cuts: Obama v. GOP

Posted: August 16, 2010 in Politics
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I don’t know much about many things but I do know how to ‘interpret’ pictures fairly well. Apparently this is a comparison of the different tax cuts being proposed by Democrats/Obama and the GOP. Keep in mind that the bigger the tax cut, the more those people keep (e.g. millionaires getting an addition 6k or 100k depending on the party).

Barack Obama’s BBQ

Posted: August 9, 2010 in Food for Thought, Politics
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Apparently this video is at least one month old, but I’m just now seeing it (and loving it). I’m not an Obama stan or anything like that, nor would I see myself voting republican anytime in the next 20 years. And c’mon, John McCain? I digress. This video is an interesting take on the Obama presidency thus far.

The video won’t play from here, but it’s a 2-minute video that’s actually quite humorous – it covers same-sex marriage, healthcare, oil spills and the banking industry. And you can leave your comments here if you’d like but really if you bought into an idea of ‘change’ without asking for tangible goals or you find that change is actually a much harder thing with obstacles in place, well…and I must say that ‘this’ is much better than non-change aka John McCain and the last 8 years in U.S. history.