Thursday, October 30, 2008

This is Funny

That's funny. I don't care who you are. That's just funny.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Teapot? Kettle?

In this most recent attempt of a long line of failed attacks, Palin has been repeatedly tried to accuse Obama of being a Socialist.

All this because he does not believe the majority of wealth in the US should be concentrated in the top .1%.

People, are you in this top.1%? Cause if you are, you have every reason to dislike Obama. BUT I'm going to guess you're not in this top .1%, and if you're not, why the fuck would you vote republican? You understand they don't give a flying fuck about you right? Unless you're making a crap load of money, they think you're just as bad as anyone else. Yes, they don't think you're any better than those damn liberal hippies your broke ass bitch.

Also, if you're not in this top .1%, why wouldn't a little redistribution of wealth be that bad? Are you doing that well right now? If you are, good for you, but most of the country is not.

Stop thinking you're in the top .1% you jackass. You're not now, and you probably will never be (barring a lottery win or freakish inheritance). I'm not trying to be mean or negative, just being realistic.

They don't care about your beliefs. They don't really care about your religion or what your values are. All they care about is how big your wallet is.

Know that.

OK, back to my original point of this post.

A few years ago, a certain governor said the following. I'll let you guess who said it.

"And Alaska - we're set up, unlike other states in the union, where it's collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs."

Hmm... we share in the wealth? Why, that sure does sound a little socialist doesn't it?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Suck it Bird!

No, your eyes are not mistaken. No, this is not photoshop.

This is a giant spider eating a bird!! Oh, the circle of life here in Australia.

Terrorists my ass. This is what you should be fearing.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I feel odd

I'm not sick, but I don't feel well either. I really don't think there's anything wrong with me. Nothing that I can tell anyway, but still, something doesn't feel right.

Is it the work? I don't think so. It's picked up a little, but it's nothing I'm not used to. I just got recognized last month and got a random bonus (good ol' cash). My customers so far are all loving that I'm in town and not 14 hours away.

Is it the social life? I don't think so either. I'm pretty much booked for the rest of the year. I have salsa lessons, ultimate, raves, and shows till the end of the year. I have cooking lessons and even a lesson to do 'Mix Medium' art which I'm not even sure I know what that is.

I really don't have anything to complain about. Yet, I don't feel right.


Saturday, October 18, 2008

How Low Can You Go?

This is just disgusting and pathetic. I guess when you're desperate, you're willing to do anything. Isn't there a point where Americans will stop tolerating a politician and his party's tactics that breeds nothing but fear and turn us against each other?

What I'm talking about is at the heart of an ambitious "robo-call" campaign from GOP nominee John McCain and the Republican National Committee, part of a $70 million get-out-the-vote operation underway in electorally important states.

"Hello. I'm calling for John McCain and the RNC because you need to know that Barack Obama has worked closely with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, whose organization bombed the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, a judge's home and killed Americans. And Democrats will enact an extreme leftist agenda if they take control of Washington. Barack Obama and his Democratic allies lack the judgment to lead our country. This call was paid for by McCain-Palin 2008 and the Republican National Committee at 202-863-8500."

Let's forget the fact that there is really no facts in this message. Let's forget the fact that this is an almost perfect example of negative and fear mongering campaigning. Think about all the problems in our country and in the world. As someone running to be the most powerful person in the world, your strategy is to talk about some unbelievable link about someone your opponent was an acquaintance with decades ago? Really? Does that really seem very presidential to you or does it seem a bit high school to you?

For someone who claims they love this country, you don't seem to have a problem tearing the people apart and making them fear and distrust each other. That's not the type of president we need. We need a president that will bring the American people together, and bring the world together.

I hope you will reject this type of politics and tell the people responsible that this cannot and will not be tolerated. Tell them that we will no longer live under their fear mongering and toxic speeches.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Women for McCain

This would be funny except what they're saying is true. I'm not trying to say what I know what's best for women, but if you are a woman voting for McCain, please seriously consider the following points that may concerns you.

- McCain does not believe that an abortion is ok even when the health of the mother is concerned (said this again during the 3rd debate).

- McCain and Palin are very anti abortion even in cases of Rape and Incest. I don't have anything clever to say here. This just seems absurd.

- In Alaska, Palin made rape victims pay for their own rape kits.

- In the next 4 years, whoever the president is will probably appoint 1 or maybe 2 more supreme court judges. Roe v. Wade could be in danger of being overturned.

- McCain is not for equal pay for equal work between men and women.

So before you vote for McCain and Palin in the election in the next couple of weeks, think. Do you want someone that will take away your ability to choose and impose their rules on you? Do you want someone who doesn't think you deserve equal rights?

Don't just vote for someone your family or husband or boyfriend said to vote for. Don't say oh I don't care about politics, politics is boring, or politics doesn't affect me. Find out about the candidates, find out the facts on their policy and make an educated decision.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Let Me Clear My Throat

I've been hearing a lot of Anti-Obama people and groups saying that he will make this country a socialist country. Some even throw out the word communism.

First of all, please look up what these words mean before spewing them out. I am willing to bet you don't really know what you're saying or what it means to be in these types of government.

To these people who are spewing suggestions of socialism like it was some type of horrible disease, I bet you voted for Bush in the last 2 elections. In case you been under a rock, you might notice that we're under a bit of a financial crisis. The current president, the one that you voted for twice (probably), is hailing his economic stimulus plan of partially nationalizing major banks.

Think for a moment what this means. For the longest time, the banks were enjoying the profits for themselves and their shareholders. Now that they're in trouble, the current president is using yours and my money to help out and to buy a stake in them. Guess what this model of government is called? Anyone? Anyone? Buller?

That's right. This is socialism. By having the government have ownership in big banks and using the tax payer's money in these institutions, you're essentially federalizing banking in this country. Congratulations. You don't have to wait for Obama. The guy you voted for is way ahead of you. You know, that guy that's 'just like you', and that 'you can have a beer with'. That guy.

So, how does that make you feel? You think that whole socialism thing is a good argument against Obama? You're already part of the it. Like it or not. You voted for the guy that's starting this process. Once again, congrats!

Btw, both McCain and Obama is supporting this bailout plan. So if you're saying Obama is for socialism by supporting this plan, well then, so is McCain.

Also, as a side fact, do you know who the strongest economy is right now? or at least in a couple of years? That's right, China.

Guess what type of government they are? Huh? Anyone? Anyone?

Thursday, October 09, 2008

The Base

Is this the base that people keep talking about? This is the group of people voting for McCain? Is this the group of people you really want to be associated with?

I realize that there are going to be dumbasses on both sides, but this is just a bit scary. Guilty because of someone's name? That's what's motivating your vote? Not the fact that the Dow is around 9000? For all of you out there that thinks Obama's tax increase for the super rich will affect you, why aren't you caring about the economy instead of someone's name? And if you don't care about the Dow, you're probably never going to be in that super rich category.

If someone named Hugh Harry Richard could solve the current economic crisis, I would vote for him regardless of his name.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

And The Pile Just Keeps Getting Bigger

In response to her reponses durin Katie Couric's interview, Palin got on Fox news and had this to say.

Apparently, she was annoyed. Yes, that was her reason. Damn Couric for not just giving her an chance to say whatever she wants and to ask follow up questions.

"In those Katie Couric interviews, I did feel that there were lot of things that she was missing in terms of an opportunity to ask what a VP candidate stands for, what the values are represented in our ticket. I wanted to talk about Barack Obama increasing taxes, which would lead to killing jobs. I wanted to talk about his proposal to increase government spending by another trillion dollars. Some of his comments that he's made about the war, that I think may, in my world, disqualify someone from consideration as the next commander in chief. Some of the comments that he has made about Afghanistan -- what we are doing there, supposedly just air raiding villages and killing civilians. That's reckless. I want to talk about things like that. So I guess I have to apologize for being a bit annoyed, but that's also an indication of being outside the Washington elite, outside of the media elite also. I just wanted to talk to Americans without the filter and let them know what we stand for."

I would think asking where you get your news, which Supreme Court decisions you disagreed with, why Alaska's proximity to Russia gave you foreign policy experience, and your opinion of the bailout package for Wall Street would be quite informative about "what a VP candidate stands for". But no, apparently, talking negatively about Obama is what she wanted to talk about.

I think that's pretty telling if she thinks that's what a VP candidate stands for.

It blows my mind how anyone could still even remotely consider voting for this ticket.

BTW, if you think she was great in the debate, here's what has to say.

Palin mistakenly claimed that troop levels in Iraq had returned to “pre-surge” levels. Levels are gradually coming down but current plans would have levels higher than pre-surge numbers through early next year, at least.

Palin repeated a false claim that Obama once voted in favor of higher taxes on “families” making as little as $42,000 a year. He did not. The budget bill in question called for an increase only on singles making that amount, but a family of four would not have been affected unless they made at least $90,000 a year.

Palin claimed McCain’s health care plan would be “budget neutral,” costing the government nothing. Independent budget experts estimate McCain's plan would cost tens of billions each year, though details are too fuzzy to allow for exact estimates.

Biden wrongly claimed that McCain had said "he wouldn't even sit down" with the government of Spain. Actually, McCain didn't reject a meeting, but simply refused to commit himself one way or the other during an interview.

Palin wrongly claimed that “millions of small businesses” would see tax increases under Obama’s tax proposals. At most, several hundred thousand business owners would see increases.

Come on people. Seriously.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Royal Randwick

Last week was the lawn party at the Royal Randwick. They Royal Randwick is a horse track here and last week was the first race of the season (I think), or maybe it was just a chance to throw a big party.

I wasn't too sure about this event as it was a pretty expensive event. The price of admission did include all you can eat and drink, so that along with a few friend's encouragement, I was there. Along with the horse race and booze, there was going to be 5 stages set up with DJs. Good ones, not glorified wedding Djs. That was also a big selling point. I haven't been to a big event here yet, so this will be a good trial. The event was also very cool in that every one had to dress up. All the guys were in suits and the ladies were all in nice dresses and hats. Big hats, small hats, feathers in their hair. It was pretty sweet.

We got there about noon, and for the next 5 hours, it was an open bar. Like I mentioned, this event was pretty expensive, so being the cheap bastard that I am, I tried to drink it all back. Yea... there was some serious drinking going on.

There were also lots of tents for food. There was an Asian tent that had stir fry and sushi, a curry tent, a fish and chips tents, and an Aussie food tent (meat pies, etc). I don't know if it's cause I was just drunk, but the food was pretty good.

In between the races, the DJs would start the beats. Apparently, the beats scares the horses, so no beats during race. Each stage was playing a different style. After a few races where I did terrible in the betting (if I chose a horse to win, the horse would come in 2nd, if I chose it to place, it would come in fourth. This happened in 3 races), I decided to concentrate on the drinking and the music.

I was loving the beats. It's been a while, and I sure miss good beats. I'll be the first one to admit this, I'm an incredible snob when it comes to dance music. I love dancing, but I will not dance to crappy music. Yea, get over it. With good music though, watch out.

So the beats were good and I got down. I must've been doing something right, or maybe just making a total ass of myself, but I got a lot of interest in the dancing which is always good. Had a few strangers take photos with me and got to pose for a few online magazines photos too (sadly, I was too drunk to remember which magazine they were).

It was a good day at the tracks. There was plenty to eat and drink and beats. Lots and lots of beats. I did bet on one last race and the horse did come in for me which even all of my other losses so it was all good.
Next week will be the first of the big dance events here in Sydney. Angels in White. Stay tuned for that, should be brilliant.