News Round Up

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Word from blogosphere and beyond.

DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! Blaming the Black Voter

If we've learned one thing from this election, it's that we all have to work together. It wasn't black voters alone who got a black President elected. It was black, white, Latino, Asian, mixed, working together. And it's not black voters alone who passed the gay marriage ban, either. We all did--a percentage of us here, a percentage of us there. That's the truth that these exit poll numbers tell us: we failed. All of us. Together.
Tech-Addicted BF

Dear Q: My Chinese American boyfriend is a stereotypical tech geek and addicted to his gadgets. He will look at his PDA, cell, check his email, surf the Web and text while we’re together—in the car, over dinner, while I’m in the middle of a sentence. When we’re not together, he’s on his laptop.

He knows it makes me crazy. We’ve talked about it, but he hasn’t changed (though he stops after I nag him to death). What can I do to make him stop ignoring me?
Miracle of Giving Fool (2008 Korea)

I’ve wanted to see this movie since it came out in Korean theaters back in February but didn’t get my hands on the DVD till last night. I really enjoyed this movie mainly because of the innocent love that Sung-Ryong has for Ji-Ho. Also that fact that Cha Tae-Hyon (My Sassy Girl) is in it is a plus.
The Grewals heart Obama, wake up to a cross-burning for it

A family who had supported Barack Obama’s presidential campaign emerged from their home in the northwestern New Jersey town of Hardwick Thursday morning to find the charred remnants of a 6-foot wooden cross on their front lawn. Pieces of a homemade bedsheet banner reading “President Obama , Victory ‘08,” which had been stolen from the yard the night before, also were found, leading investigators to believe the banner had been wrapped around the cross before it was set afire.
The King of Bhutan is HOT!

The young king ascended to the throne after his father abdicated the throne in favor of his Western educated son. Jigme Khesar is an Oxford grad and began his unusual reign overseeing the democratization of his country, by presiding over the last sessions of the present parliament where electoral laws, land reform and other important issues were deliberated.
Florida's Shame and the Limits of Change

"Change" was in the air last night, as president-elect Barack Obama observed in his acceptance speech at Chicago's Grant Park. But on the eve of Obama's history-making victory, some corners of the country were approaching change cautiously. In the state of Florida, veering hard-blue for Obama and a House-seat pick-up, "change" looks to have been a case of "two steps forward, one step back".
Goodbye "white guilt".

There go my fellow conservatives, glumly shuffling along, depressed by the election aftermath. Not me. I'm virtually euphoric. Don't get me wrong. I'm not thrilled with America's flirtation with neosocialism. But there's a massive silver lining in the magical clouds that lofted Barack Obama to the presidency. For today, without a shred of intellectually legitimate opposition, I can loudly proclaim to America: The Era of White Guilt is over [...] That brilliant proclamation was from a conservative hack by the name of Tom Adkins...
Hope… but verify

As I’ve said before, I am bothered by U.S. Presidents who want to “help” Mexico… which means helping loot the country for the benefit of the United States, and not those things like doing away with agricultural subsidies and dealing with the gun and money laundering problem which are not a matter of charity, but of treating Mexico as a legitimate NAFTA partner and neighboring nation.