23 02 2009

A crime of passion turns ends in something utterly unbaweavable.

I mean this is something straight out of a Damon Wayans movie.


Superdelegates and Yet Still in College?

11 05 2008

Its fair to say that most of us, whether Republican or Democrat or Independent, consider the very notion that some people within the Democratic party get to be Superdelegates rather absurd. Its just seems silly that such public servants, most of whom were elected, should hold so much sway as to who gets the nomination.

But if that wasn’t bad enough some of those Superdelegates are not even elected officials. In fact, some of them are Democratic party activists who are still in college.

Consider Lauren Wolfe of University of Detriot Mercy and Awais Khaleel of University of Wisconsin at Madison. Both of whom, by virtue of being president and vice president, respectively, of College Democrats of America, are Superdelegates.

And apparently they made an appeal to their peers for some guidance as to who they should they endorse in
a recent YouTube video.

Watch it.

Wow. College pizza looks the same everywhere. I guess thats why I only eat real pizza when I am in New York City. Just saying….

At any rate, it seems as if the coed Superdelegates got their wish….and then some. According to Threat Level at Wired, the two have been inundated by thousands of email and Facebook messages lobbying them to choose one over the other.

Jason Rae, 21, another Superdelgete still working towards completing his undergraduate degree, and Obama supporter, also wrote an open letter lobbying in an effort to persuade his fellow coeds to support the Illinois Senator. That too was done in conjunction with Students for Obama one of the many forces behind the Obama campus insurgency.

For those wondering, according to the WSJ, Wolfe, Khaleel, and Rae complete the trio of Superdelegates still in college.

Needless to say, these kids got it made. I am sure they could use some of their leverage for a nice gig in the White House or Justice Department or at least some decent pizza in New York or a steak dinner in DC.

(H/T: Sarah Lai Stirland at Threat Level)

Mike Gravel Does the Soldier Boy Dance?

8 05 2008

I could do without the duet. Just seeing Mike Gravel do the Soldier Boy Dance was enough for me.

Seriously, though. This Obama girl makes me nervous. We all know what happened to Harold Ford in his 2006 race for U.S. Senate in Tennessee.

Biggie Must be Turning Over in His Grave

25 04 2008

But I have to give it to them this video is entertaining in that pop culture minstrelism kind of way.

The whole Darth Vader reference was a bit too creepy for me.

One day, perhaps a year or two from now, someone is going to make a documentary of all these 2008 election YouTube videos deconstructing race, gender, class and media representation and some old fart of a professor will praise it as a paradigm shifting event in all things pomo.

But until then I am just gonna brush my shoulders off.

(H/T: Andrew Sullivan)

You Must Be on Cocaine

3 03 2008

Ever since the 1980s, it has become common place for people to align fits of insanity or even poor judgment with an addiction to crack-cocaine. We’ve all heard it before.

“Brittney did what to them kids? Oh, she must be on crack.”

“He paid how much for that? He must be on crack.”

“You think that house is going to be worth how much in a few years? Sheeeeeeeeet. You must be on crack.”

But notice how no one ever says you must be on cocaine. Consider the following:

“What do you mean he’s not supporting the troops? He must be on cocaine.”

“You really think the Superdelegates within the Democratic party should decide who the Presidential nominee should be? You must be on cocaine.”

“Do you really think we live in a color blind society? You must be on cocaine.”

Why is that? Obviously, I am being coy. We all know the reason for it. At any rate, I am going to start using the “you must be on cocaine” line until it catches on. IntheKut readers feel free to join in.

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Obama Cult?

21 02 2008

It amazes me what passes for news, especially once the mainstream media gets caught up in the horse race. This piece could have been done by a bunch of Hillary supporters.

The overall sentiment of this piece is not sound all that different from how Hillary Clinton tried to dismiss Obama’s spate of wins on the eve of the Chesapeake primary. According to CNN’s political ticker:

Clinton has publicly dismissed the caucus voting system since before Super Tuesday, seeking to lower expectations heading into a series of contests that played to Obama’s advantage. His campaign features what many consider to be a stronger and more dedicated grassroots organization than Clinton’s.

Noting that “my husband never did well in caucus states either,” Clinton argued that caucuses are “primarily dominated by activists” and that “they don’t represent the electorate, we know that.”

I wonder what the subtext here is all about.

The Case for Settling

14 02 2008

On Valentine’s Day we frequently hear relationship experts tell couples they need spontaneity to keep the flame of passion alive, communication to sustain the bonds of intimacy, honesty to promote mutual respect. But little attention is paid to the wisdom of the strategy of the wear-you-down-method.

What’s that? Simply put, it can simply be described as hard headed persistence in wooing a woman. Women beware! Some men can be frighteningly committed to this approach. And they do it because it works.

In her essay, “Marry Him! The Case for Settling for Mr. Good EnoughLori Gottlieb Writing for March issue for the Atlantic Monthly, illustrated the cold realism inspired by the the wear-you-down-method.

Money quote:

Then there’s my friend Chris, a single 35-year-old marketing consultant who for three years dated someone he calls “the perfect woman”—a kind and beautiful surgeon. She broke off the relationship several times because, she told him with regret, she didn’t think she wanted to spend her life with him. Each time, Chris would persuade her to reconsider, until finally she called it off for good, saying that she just couldn’t marry somebody she wasn’t in love with. Chris was devastated, but now that his ex-girlfriend has reached 35, he’s suddenly hopeful about their future.

“By the time she turns 37,” Chris said confidently, “she’ll come back. And I’ll bet she’ll marry me then. I know she wants to have kids.” I asked Chris why he would want to be with a woman who wasn’t in love with him. Wouldn’t he be settling, too, by marrying someone who would be using him to have a family? Chris didn’t see it that way at all. “She’ll be settling,” Chris said cheerfully. “But not me. I get to marry the woman of my dreams. That’s not settling. That’s the fantasy.”

Now that’s what I call cold blooded calculation. I don’t condone it, since there are obvious flaws to this strategy, but you do have to admire his resolve, even if it distorts one’s sense of reality and comes at the expense of much greater fulfillment.

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