Category Archives: Politics

One Alaskan’s Perspective

Wow. This is a very interesting article about McCain’s new running mate: Sarah Palin… taken from an Alaskan’s perspective.

A must read for those interested in politics.

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McCain And Who?

Yesterday I learned that John McCain picked Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his Vice-Presidential running mate. I am surprised and not surprised about it.

I know nothing about Palin, but she’s a woman, which is fantastic. This country will either have an African-American President or a female Vice-President and it’s about time! This is the kind of history that should have been made a long time ago.

(Click unless you have really good eyes.)

Interesting and smart move, right? I can clearly see why McCain made this choice.

  • He’s trying to attract those former Hillary fans.
  • He wanted to keep the conservatives happy.
  • He wanted someone who’s young and dynamic.

Fair enough. But I am assuming that John McCain really analyzed who Palin is, her believes and abilities, before making his decision. While researching about Sarah Palin online, I learned that she is a member of the NRA and likes to hunt and fish. She also supports drilling for oil in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge.

It’s a big risk taken by our oldest ever candidate for president. But it might work.

What do you guys think?

Serial No. 3817131

Rachel Papo is an Ohio-born Israeli photographer who began photographing young women in the army in 2004. She served two years as a military photographer in the Israeli Air Force starting when she was eighteen before returning to the US.

Her latest photo essay project is called Serial No. 3817131, named after her own ID number during service. It displays the everyday life of an 18 year-old soldier girl in Israel during her mandatory two-year military service. 

Check out Rachel Papo’s website for the full photo slideshow.

Via Boing Boing

National Debt

This is the trailer of a documentary about national debt: a topic that is growing rapidly but is greatly ignored. Would it have the same exposure of ‘Fahrenheit 911’? We’ll see.

Scary.

Don’t Bother Explaining Your Side Of The Issue

I cannot believe this! A preacher tries to calmly explain how he, like everyone else, wants to take measures reducing emissions. This as long as they don’t negatively affect his poor community.

All of a sudden, when he politely finishes, a senator snaps back (I mean, interrupted) rudely.

Via Press Democrat

About The Olympics

I shouldn’t say this is shocking since China has proven to fake just about anything. Why should the Olympics be any different, right?

During the opening ceremonies, if you think 9 year-old LinMiaoke sang beautifully for all the Olympic attendees, think again… she was not actually singing at all.

Milli Vanilli style, LinMiaoke was chosen to lip sync for the real singer because she is cute. The real singer was YangPeiYi, a 7 year-old from Beijing.

Apparently YangPeiYi’s beautiful voice wasn’t enough to grant her the opportunity to sing at the Olympics celebration. The director thought that YangPeiYi was not pretty enough to perform, therefore they recorded her voice so the 9 year-old could lip sync for her during the opening ceremonies.

The Chinese government claimed it was better for the image of China. Really.

After the news spread, Yang was interviewed on CCTV. When the reporter asked her how she felt about all of this. She replied:

“I’m happy to have my voice in the opening, that’s good enough for me.”

Sad… very sad.

Now to conclude, Dubya is the Leader of the free World and has no clue which way to hold the flag. His daughter had to correct him.

The Procrastinator

September 13, 2001:

“The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our Number one priority and we will not rest until we find him!”

– G. W. Bush

March 13, 2002:

“I don’t know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and I really don’t care. It’s not that important. It’s not our priority.”

– G. W. Bush

June 15, 2008:

“Get Osama Bin Laden before I leave office.”

– G. W. Bush