Sunday, May 31, 2009

Not so Secret Meeting with Asians for Progress


I will be in full ninjatastic attire this afternoon as I participate in a conference call and meeting amongst fellow Asian Pacific Americans for Progress.

The call will be with the following:

Judy Chu
Joe Sestak
Konrad Ng
Tammy Duckworth
and more


I will have a report tomorrow. Till then RAGE ON!


Chow!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Late Night Music with Frank- Hall & Oates



In honor of all of those still trying to convince us the Bush Administration did not authorize torture to lead us into a fake war. Time is up!


On the real...enjoy your weekend. Sorry no Dunkin' today was at a conference all day, off to a show where I will be rocking freedom, liberty and laughter.


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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dealergate Oooohhhh Dealergate


When you are from Planet Winguttia you have an uncanny ability to cook up random nonsense and then with a whim of unapologetic word vomit you let it loose on America. You fill the airwaves with catch phrases and scream that they the Gubbament is out to get you. With a vile, incessant tone you vomit and vomit again like a disgusting ritualistic fraternity machismo fest only to then high-five one another after appearances on the teevee for sticking it to the Left. The playbook calls on you to bastardize words like freedom, liberty, and justice. Put it on lunchboxes, slap it on kids backpacks and sell it sell it, sell it. It's the Winguttia way. Because on your planet words like corruption only apply to those you hate and hate you do. Consistently with such an odoriferous stank that it muffles the sense of your own hypocrisy. In the words of a G-Dub aide,

'We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.'' h/t Orcinus

The words of Winguttia.

It is thus no surprise that something like Chrysler's bankruptcy and the closing of dealerships that purveyors of Winguttia do not pause to reflect on family businesses, the factory workers and engineers who might lose their jobs, but a conjured up laughable conspiracy called "Dealergate." Instead of offering new solutions or possible assistance to the many jobless in America, the focus is how Republican car dealers were victim to an intricate Leftist agenda fueled by Pal Around Terrorist Barack Hussy Lefty Socially Corrupty Magicy Obama. This is Winguttia "journalism" and the bowels of logic. Digging and keep digging to connect Obama, the Left and the cup of Christ...or something. And who above all to blame but the Mainstream Media! The other proprietor of evil within the Left and the liberal biased such as and then some in my country, what have you. Chris Matthews single-handedly defeated any proof of a MSM liberal connection.

Winguttia meet your arch enemy facts.

Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight:

Overall, 88 percent of the contributions from car dealers went to Republican candidates and just 12 percent to Democratic candidates. By comparison, the list of dealers on Doug Ross's list (which I haven't vetted, but I assume is fine) gave 92 percent of their money to Republicans -- not really a significant difference.

There's no conspiracy here, folks -- just some bad math.

It shouldn't be any surprise, by the way, that car dealers tend to vote -- and donate -- Republican. They are usually male, they are usually older (you don't own an auto dealership in your 20s), and they have obvious reasons to be pro-business, pro-tax cut, anti-green energy and anti-labor. Car dealerships need quite a bit of space and will tend to be located in suburban or rural areas. I can't think of too many other occupations that are more natural fits for the Republican Party. Unfortunately, while we are still a nation of drivers, we are not a nation of dealers.


Alternate reality #1,104,2008.


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Comic of the Day


From Secret Asian Man


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Get Your Dunkin' Asian Edition


I was going to save this post for tomorrow, but according to work I have to attend a conference all day tomorrow downtown with no internet. It is communist. RAGE. Nevertheless here are your highlights!

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and so I would like to dedicate this Dunkin' to all blogs Asian. A little Wiki action for ya:

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) is celebrated in May to commemorate the contributions of people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in the United States. Congress passed a joint Congressional Resolution in 1978 to commemorate Asian American Heritage Week during the first week of May. This date was chosen because two important anniversaries occurred during this time: the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants in America on May 7, 1843 and the completion of the transcontinental railroad (by many Chinese laborers) on May 10, 1869. In 1990 Congress voted to expand it from a week to a month long celebration and in May 1992, the month of May was permanently designated as “Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.”[1]

Here are your highlights:

Alpha Asian- centers on a community of contributors set out to promote all things Asian with a positive vibe. Their three criteria are as follows:
1) Showcase Asians or Asian Americans 2) Be insightful, entertaining and/or humorous 3) Be positive overall
It is a great mantra that enables the Asian blogger community to highlight hilarity, creativity and intellect.

Asian American Movement- a partner to the e-zine based out of Boston, MA their main purpose is to network Asian American activists in different geographies, across generations, and with differing viewpoints in order to build Asian American activism. I can't argue with that. The AAM blog offers in depth commentary from a fresh prospective on progressive issues. It is important to give mediums for the Asian American opinion in the political world and movements like these are how progressive ideas grow.

Nikkei View- Gil Asakawa's is an Asian American, author of "Being Japanese American", comments on all things political and pop culture. He is an active member in the Denver community and ads a pleasantry to his commentary that makes for great reads. Plus he normally knows things before you do and that makes him "in the know."

the Minority Militant
- As you all know, I love RAGE. Unbridled and uncensored and of course with logic. Although I don't always agree with the MM, he lays down a scathing commentary that is great to read. It is all things Asian and comes from a unique background that you have to respect and appreciate. He also gets major points for this bust up of Asian self-haters.

DISGRASIAN
- You're a disgrace. To the race. When two women of higher intellect and humor get together, we are blessed with DISGRASIAN. Featured practically everywhere including the Huff Post, These women set the bar for pop culture and Asians in the news with a witty discourse that always has me coming back. Someone please give their own mainstream talk show already!

Angry Asian Man- The man on all things RAGE and Asian-American in the news. He has a loyal following. He is always offering fresh new positive Asian-American news. He is always calling out the racism in America with his THAT'S RACIST tag line. And he offers insight into a growing trend in Asian-American culture. WE ARE NOT YOUR STEREOTYPE. On a personal level this site for me is great outlet for the positive growth and outreach of Asian-Americans in the arts. Whether it is music, media and artwork, Angry Asian Man is normally first. Here is an insight article to the man behind the curtain at the Washington Post.

APA for Progress -Asian Pacific American for Progress. What can I say? It's the real deal. They endorsed Barack Obama in 2007 and most recently Judy Chu of California. A fresh and new organization hitting the ground running.


I hope you add these to your blogroll, feed or bookmarks. To all of you out there thank you for supporting the Asian-American community. Your blogs are

.



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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Late Night Music with Frank- the Color Fred



I always get a little laugh from the "Most Played" section in my Itunes. It is a surprise to see where I was at in certain periods of my life. Luckily I do come across a tune every now and again that is still played non-stop in my car and headphones. "Hate to see you Go" by the Color Fred happens to one of them.

I was never really sold on the longevity of Fred Mascherino joining Taking Back Sunday. Something just didn't sit right with Fred's approach to music and the TBS's appreciation for making music to mosh and cry. It was for lack of a better word "off" and although I did like the release they put out it seemed Fred was held back.

On his first venture into a solo career he proved me right. This album had its moment of pure pop and outright rocking which combines two of my favorite aspects of the scene. The ability to find melody not only in the instruments, but the vocal themes play right into the listener's ear. Fred currently has an acoustic cd out where he showcases his lighter side. It is an independent record store only release, so indie...


Chow!

North Korea and the Nukes



It pains me to say this, but the first phrase that popped in my mind after hearing North Korea was testing their nuclear capabilities was "I learned from watching you Dad." The old and terrible anti-drug commercial from the 1980's that we all remember now comically with a son's reply to a pot smoking father. I wouldn't necessarily liken America to a pot smoking father rather we are more like the recovering pimp/ crack dealer attempting to tell his kids not to do drugs.

The quest for nuclear proliferation has long been sought by nations across the globe. It was a sign of sophistication and a power play; however America remains to this day the only nation to use nuclear weapons. And we cannot forget that.

Yesterday and today's headlines persist with a consensus of condemnation of such actions and rightfully so. It is a modern era. Today's world has learned from the choice America made in WWII and the aftermath thereafter. It has led to a long and tenuous relationship with the Japanese for many years. But some argue an administrative blow should be levied by Obama and it is clearly misguided rhetoric that lacks historical competency.

The outright defiance by North Korea should though come as of no surprise. They are above all an Asian nation. They are closer to the reality of the nuclear weapon its capability, its lasting effect and its symbolic fortitude. To ask for North Korea to simply lie down with heat from the United Nations is rather simplistic. It is important to understand not only foreign relations, but also the country and the culture of North Korea when engaging their leaders. America should play caution to the reality of North Korea’s nuclear chess game before any decision and divisive policy is implemented.

As Kaplan notes:

So for the moment, Obama should keep the Asian allies secure and calm, try to lure China onboard, squeeze the North Koreans as hard as U.N. resolutions allow, and forget about the six-party talks, which have outlived their purpose. (If diplomacy gets serious again, it will be in the form of U.S.-North Korean bilaterals.) Above all, Obama should put the whole subject of North Korea on the back burner, at least in terms of public statements. Don't react to Pyongyang's screams and threats, which will be as hollow as they are torrential. Don't play North Korea's game.

At the same time, Obama should watch for the slightest hint of an overture—and be ready to respond immediately, though maybe in a way that refrains from official commitment. At some point, sending an "unofficial" envoy might be useful—someone like Bill Clinton or Madeleine Albright, who has credibility with the North Koreans, just as Jimmy Carter was the envoy who smoothed the way to opening talks during Clinton's presidency.

I have long thought—and still do think—that North Korea, above all, wants a deal for aid and security, and that its nukes and its missiles are the only bargaining chips it has. It bargains hard, sometimes maddeningly so, but negotiating a deal is possible. It has in fact been done under both Presidents Clinton and Bush 41.
Under the current circumstances, though North Korea—whoever winds up in charge—has to make the first move. Believing otherwise is delusion.


The last thing we need is more Cowboy Diplomacy.



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Home


How I feel today...

You'll see one day when you move out it just sort of happens one day and it's gone. You feel like you can never get it back. It's like you feel homesick for a place that doesn't even exist. Maybe it's like this rite of passage, you know. You won't ever have this feeling again until you create a new idea of home for yourself, you know, for your kids, for the family you start, it's like a cycle or something. I don't know, but I miss the idea of it, you know. Maybe that's all family really is. A group of people that miss the same imaginary place.

It has been 3 years since I moved to Chicago. Today my family is relocating from the Northern Virginia area to the Fredericksburg area. It happens to be quite the trend in old stomping grounds to move further and further away from D.C. Odd how everything can change while you are away and so quickly.


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Get Your Dunkin' Wednesday


Aww the Chicago weather. What did I say? THE WORST FUGGIN MAY EVERRRR! Anywho this weekend is hecka busy as I have a show on Friday and you should attend. If you want more info just holla at a brotha. Lots to discuss corruption, storms and coolness, Oh my!

Here are your highlights:

I am not sure what they are in trouble for, but Blago and Burris are in the news RAAAAGE!

Facebook is worth like so so much money

"Why there is No Supreme Court Fight", Ezra gives his two cents and those cents are worth so so much money

I love people (*cough Red State) who proclaim racial bigotry and have no understanding of either word, Dana Goldstein at Tapped nails it.

Yes. Because the worldviews of John Roberts, Sam Alito, John Paul Stevens, Anthony Kennedy, Stephen Breyer, and Antonin Scalia are not impacted at all by their white male identities. White men are raceless and genderless, haven't you heard?

Cyclone kills more than 165 people

Paper Art by Simon Schubert
as seen above is some of the coolest and probably most intricate work with paper I have ever seen. There are no pencils or shading techniques, it's folding. W.O.W. (yeah I just did that and I am totally fine with it)



Chow!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Kim Jong Il



The Onion
sometimes is scary.


Chow!

The Decision on Prop 8




A step back and a step forward.

It makes no sense that a court who considered this a violation of civil rights found it the second go around not a violation of civil rights.

It is encouraging to know that the movement won't end and at the next visit to the ballot boxes there will be a repeal that will hopefully have odds and logic in its favor.

The Courage Campaign continues.



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Get Your Dunkin Tuesday


It's Tuesday, but feels like a Monday because of the Holiday. How did everyone's go? Hope it was fantastic. Mine included taking the lil boat out with the lady and cruisin' it was so Miami Vice. Last night her and I went to the Cubs game that was a hitfest/walkfest. WTF CUBS?! Can you get out of this funk already? Cool hats though. Also Chicago is becoming worse and worse of a city weather-wise, my patience is running thin...if only California wasn't imploding...oh well.

Here are your highlights:

But the president decided to start what may become a new tradition by sending a wreath to the African-American Civil War Memorial at Vermont Avenue and U Street Northwest in Washington- CNN

Obama did the right thing yesterday. I am one of those who will rage on the South and their undying unapologetic love for the Confederacy, however soldiers who passed on deserve their remembrance. If they get a wreath though so should Americans who fought through much more dire and difficult circumstances.

Barcelona vs. Manchester United YES!

California, State of Paralysis

Grizzly Bear Grrrrr

Last Airbender, Hollywood got this wrong wayyyyyyyy wrong, Dragonball Z anyone?

Fear the Yellow People

The Housing plummet continues and I am not sure it will be getting any better any time soon.

The Future of the Republican party lies heavily in the hands of the logical outraging the illogical

Everyone is talking about it. Sonia Sotomayor is the pick for Supreme Court Justice. Let's see if the Republicans are willing to alienate more female and Hispanic voters... And another thing I keep hearing that she is not intellectual such misogyny is disgusting.


Chow!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day


As we remember those who have fought brilliantly for our freedom and those we have lost who have honored our flag. Also remember that a man's or woman's sexuality means more than their ability and willingness to defend our Nation.

Repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell

Contact your Congressmen. Contact the White House.



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Friday, May 22, 2009

Your Racist Congressman, Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX)



Louie, Louie woaahhh he gotta go LA LA LA!
Oha Louie Louie woaahhh he gotta go LA LA LA!

It amazes me when you watch this he was searching for about 30 or so racial slurs to throw out there and instead came up with Moogoo gibberish.

Inside the head of Louie Gohmert:

I have to nail this, Texas style. Set them on fire. Like Tom Delay would do. Like all the Dick's would do. All right so Chinky, Chink, Gook maybe...no that's the Vietnamese, Charlie? No wait that's Vietnamese as well. Chonk, Fortune Cookies, Chopsticks, Slant Eye...ahh fugg it. I will just say that meal I always get at the China Buffet in Angelina County. Now open mouth. There!


Cat! Dog! Are you kidding me? What kind of idiot actually goes on the House Floor to spew this egregiously stereotypical racist bullshiz. RAAAAGGEEE!!! How is the man even allowed to speak? This mumble of racist idiocracy has no place in our political spectrum, yet people keep electing him even after he shows time and time again that he lacks any understanding of the economy and our great nation.

Next time I am in Washington D.C. I am marching up to his office door.

Louie, I am Frank, nice to meet you. I am 6 feet tall and a proud Chinese American. I speak better English than you, actually use my college degree effectively, I am terrible at math, I have never owned a laundry mat, I have never owned a restaurant, I can use chopsticks really well, I eat all kinds of food except Indian it makes me poop, your kid can not beat up my kid, I can use Kung Fu to kill a man with two fingers, I don't wear rice hats, I play the guitar and sing, my father speaks better English than you, I don't have a Fu Manchu, I have never been to China, although I plan on it, I don't own an Iphone, I didn't create the Iphone, I did invent the missionary position, I have been to Texas you don't represent well, No one I know or am related to eats cat or dog, I have never worked on a railroad, I am not a spy, and I am dating your daughter.


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Fear the Brown People

David Neiwert over at Crooks and Liars makes a great point. We are told to fear the brown people. I read the rage from my nemesis and some message boards as well, none of them mention the guys who look like them, talk like them and rage like them.

Me. I fear no one. I am a fuggin ninja.




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Get Your Dunkin' Friday


Man never let your girlfriend feed you sushi and wine. She will talk you into watching Father of the Bride and Beauty and the Beast back to back. And from what I recall, the animation of B and the B was much better when you were a kid, seeing it last night I was like, WTF? Thank you Pixar for your amazing and revolutionary work. Regardless I was late to work today. I am going on a mini vaca tonight, can't wait and here are your highlights!

Cheney's speech the day after...he lied, durrrrrr.

WHITE SOX GET BLASTED
, it is always nice to have the South Siders humbled every now and again

The Craigslist Prostitution Ad War

Oh woah is whitey, CNN reports one of the dumbest stories ever. The real report.
The non-Hispanic, single-race white population of 199.1 million represented 66 percent of the total population

Call Arnold the Eliminator, is this going Galt?

The ever classy Lou Dobbs

Why is Illinois politics so difficult to trust? Here's why.

Goonies, then and now
. You have to read this it's amazing.

And finally FiveThiryEight: Having daughters rather than sons makes you more liberal



Chow!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Late Night Music with Frank- Say Anything



I think this says it all. As much as I feel like my life is running in a circle "your what keeps me believing me the world's not gone dead"

One of the best bands of my lifetime reflective of all that was and is...say anything...Say Anything/ Max Bemis you rock.


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GOP to re-brand Democratic Party


The Republican Party has been attempting to re-brand and re-establish itself in the nation, going on tours of listening, teaching and smelling. But having failed on their past attempts the RNC has decided to push forward with name calling the Democratic Party instead of re-branding referring to Democrats as the “Democrat Socialist Party.” Insider News of Politics Worldly has some breaking information the GOP was considering other names, but failed my majority vote.

Here were the others for consideration:

The Democratic Pfffftt Party

The Socialist Idealist Moralist Party

Party of the Uppity

Communist Democrat Social Club

We have no clue how to fix things, but either do they Party

Poop on them Party

Socialist of Social Communist Commie Party Democratic Party

Anti-business Party

Party of the Poor

Big Gubbament Party

Anything they do we can do better Party

Jebus doesn't love them Party

The Party of of of of....MOMMMMMYYYY!!!


Michael Steele the current head of the RNC said he does not support the name calling because all the options lacked the words "bling."While Rush Limbaugh referenced the butt four times before concluding the RNC should call the Democratic Party, the Butt Anal Bent Over Party. No word whether or not the GOP will bring ideas that actually work to their next re-branding meeting.


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Fair and Balanced?


Send in the clowns



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Obama on National Security Cheney on 9/11



Both sides may be sincere in their views, but neither side is right. The American people are not absolutist, and they don’t elect us to impose a rigid ideology on our problems. They know that we need not sacrifice our security for our values, nor sacrifice our values for our security, so long as we approach difficult questions with honesty, and care, and a dose of common sense. That, after all, is the unique genius of America. That is the challenge laid down by our Constitution. That has been the source of our strength through the ages. That is what makes the United States of America different as a nation.

It was a historic speech and in contrast we had Dick Cheney.

9/11 was mentioned at least 25 times and he admitted to breaking the rule of law.

It is a fact that only detainees of the highest intelligence value were ever subjected to enhanced interrogation. You've heard endlessly about waterboarding. It happened to three terrorists.

And the hypocrisy.

And to call this a program of torture is to libel the dedicated professionals who have saved American lives, and to cast terrorists and murderers as innocent victims.

I smell "bad apples."

There was no debate about national security. One guy is the President and attempting to build our nation and move forward while learning from our past. And another is guy still telling you to fear brown people and if you disagree with him you are Un-American.


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Get Your Dunkin' Thursday



It's Thursday that means we have a new American Idol and it's... it's Kris Allen? Guess America still hates the "flamboyant", I smell a Clay Aiken retread. I didn't watch much of this year because it really came down to Danny Gokey and Adam Lambert for me and once I heard Kris Allen was in the final it was over in my mind. America votes for the "more likable" guy. But you know what was cool? Adam Lambert singing Queen! You could see the guitar legend Brian May drooling over the Freddy Mercury-esque vocal runs. It was rocktastic. Regardless both will have decent careers and the pie on the face of my local paper for running story after story of Adam is rather funny. Both guys have promising careers, there is always room for another Jason Mraz and America needs a Freddy Mercury. Wow. Did I really just dedicate that much analysis to American Idol?


Here are your highlights:

Bomb plot thwarted in New York, can't have terrorists in our prisons, send them to Gitmo! Fear the brown people.

Movie Posters recreated with Legos = Awesome

Remind me what was Michael Vick in jail for? Especially when we give tevee time to more vicious and unapologetic criminals...

Rush Limbaugh likes the butt

Asians in the military making the news, the Trials of Ehren Watada

The headphones of America

They are against Harold Koh because he didn't like the faux war covered by their faux news using torture to connect the dots. My nemesis says so.

Obama is not like Bush!




Enjoy your Thursday, Chow!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Only in America


Under the measure, any person with a state permit to carry a concealed weapon would be able to bring that weapon into parks and wildlife refuges unless a state law specifies otherwise.

The firearms language is now expected to be included in the final version of the credit card legislation, which lawmakers want to deliver to President Obama's desk by Memorial Day.
-House passes measure expanding gun rights.



Because nothing says credit card reform like guns.


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Durbin up to bat and IT COULD GO ALL THE WAY



It is nice to see your Senator telling it like it is. Yes I do know they need a "plan" , but this vote down has nothing NOTHING to do with releasing them into the wild or not being able to handle them in our Federal prison system. Durbin brings it with some sauce and logic. Only wish the Democrawussies and the Republicawussies would be more like him on these matters.

Fear of the brown people....


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Get Your Dunkin Wednesday


I am excited it is Wednesday. It is Memorial day weekend (which is particularly tough for me) and I will be hopefully spending some time on a boat! With a scarf, shorts and Sperry loafers and selling the f out. Not really, but I will be a on boat most likely and can't wait. I am almost certain getting away from the Mao of Chicago is good for me right now, I swear I was being followed all last night, granted it turned out to be my cousin on his way to the house for dinner, but still Mayor Mao is after me...

Here are your highlights:

CHU WINS, CHU WINS! Damnit, there has to be run off....I smell Norm Coleman's stank

According to TIME, the Middle East is a game and Obama has a new playbook

Gitmo Detainess, What we should really fear: Rude Pundit always entertaining and spot on

New Mortgage Loan Recast Chart

HELLLOO Pre

New song by the Dear Hunter...one word EPIC

The banks seems to be doing better at reporting fraud, it just doesn't make sense to report that you have "raised" billions, when you have taxpayer money in play, seized lending and are barely afloat. Pay it back already, then talk raising billions.




"When Betty White asks you to get a cup of coffee, you get her a fuggin cup of coffee!"


Chow!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Judy Chu for Congress


I have been watching this closely, but since I am in Chicago and not in a specific district in California, I'll admit I have been on the sidelines on this one. Others have voiced support, this is an awesome Asian with the promise to do awesome things in Congress. The early turnout is not encouraging...

PEOPLE OF THE 32nd DISTRICT GET YOUR BUTTS OUT TO VOTE!!




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Cars will fly....well sorta


“For the first time in history, we have set in motion a national policy aimed at both increasing gas mileage and decreasing greenhouse gas pollution for all new trucks and cars sold in the United States of America"- President Barack Obama

This is great news and about time. It is refreshing to announce decent legislation and triumphs in saving our planet. It is imperative to move in a direction that takes responsibilities for a better and cleaner environment. And for you Wing-Nuts out there. I think I can communicate to you in a way you might understand.

Franks gets into a truck with a CB radio and a megaphone. Hikes it up to 11.


YOUR CAR WILL BE MORE FUEL EFFICIENT AND THUS SAVING ON GAS COSTS!!!! IT SAVES YOU OVER TIME. YOU KNOW. TIME?! IT WILL BE MADE IN AMERICA?! RRRAAAGGEE CARS GO FAST WON'T GUZZLE UP GAS. LEAVE DOUCHEBAGS IN DUST ON THEIR BROKE ASS!

Ah fugg it, have fun in your Hummers, while everyone around you is speeding past in lightning fast awesome minis PEW PEW. Please attempt to argue against this, I implore you to come up with a logical reason why this is a bad thing (being a global warming denier automatically eliminates your from debating any environmental issue). And if you have a problem with that get ready to deal with the Governator.




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Prison Break?



When was the last time you heard about one of these? And the culprit actually getting away? Apparently Harry Reid and Co. are buying into the paranoia of "not in my America." It's terrible leadership.

Montana is taking the right approach.



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Get Your Dunkin Tuesday

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Meghan McCain
colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorGay Marriage


Well hellloooooo Tuesday. I love Stephen Colbert and I don't mind Meghan McCain, hence this video, but why I really posted it, is she seems like one of the few sensible "Republicans" on the teevee lately. She states at the end that the party is being pulled farther and farther to the right and it is completely true. This is discourse I can appreciate and pro-sex, how can you argue with that? So other than that joining a gym sucks, they have just as many fees and start up costs as the banks...RAAAGGGEEE!!!

Here are your highlights:

Sign of the apocalypse a Twittering Toilet

MOCK DRAFT- Let's hope the Wizards get the "kid"

Gov. Quinn does not want to anger the drunkest city in America

It never made sense to me to get rid of cops, firemen and actual city workers as solutions to handling deficits and budgets, especially in LA

Asians behaving awesome, Shin Fujiyama
and he is not too far from my old stomping grounds ROCK ON SHIN!

Wal-Mart is going after Game Stop, that's RAAAAGGETASTIC!

What a surprise the credit card companies and banks are trying to screw YOU over

It's Tuesday so I give you some Chicago Underground Comdedy, if you haven't made a show yet, tonight would be great to make it out for first timers. The show stars Dan Telfer, Adam Burke, Jeff Hansen, Alvin Stockdale, Carrie Callahan, Hannibal Buress and one of my personal favorites Brendan McGowan. Brendan is a local Chicago guy with a daily dose of America, he has a straight forward approach and a presence you can't ignore. I suggest you check out his performance from earlier this year at the Underground's St. Patrick's Day show. Classic.




Chow!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Netroots Nation from the Shadows



I must preface this by saying I was in costume, hidden in the shadows and completely undetected, so for those of you worried about my ninja guise being unmasked fear not...thank American Apparel.

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to attend the Netroots Nation Salon in Chicago. The salon actually took place north of Chicago in the Rogers Park neighborhood joint, the No Exit Café. Along the walls Che Guevara posters and photos hung crookedly. The place reminded me of a lost era where worn wooden floors were a sign of customer traffic not deterioration. I entered as the panelists took to the stage with host Matt Filipowicz welcoming each one WWE announcer style. It was a rowdy start. The crowd was for the most part over 30 and white which was discouraging, however what I expected. Considering the locale of the venue and normal café-goers I did have a smidge of hope it would be a diverse crowd. *Sigh* We did fill the place to the brim, but that should be the case every time.

The panel included four respected voices on progressive issues, seated left to right:

Veronica Arreola, Viva La Feminista
Greg Palast, BBC, author of Armed Madhouse
Rick Perlstein, author of Nixonland, Before The Storm
Matthew Filipowicz, Huffington Post, Headzup.tv
Ed Yohnka, ACLU-IL, Director of Communications And Public Policy

It began with Filipowicz discussing the current political scope offering his wit to the rage of America. Wing-nuts, torture, Obama oh my! He then was followed by each panelist giving their scope of certain issues, but the question at hand was “How do we set a fire under the feet of Obama?”

For sake of brevity in order:

Palast: I have no clue. The economy is important. Obama is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Appeal to both and you will win. It starts from the ground up. Detroit UAW are fugged. Obama is one cool dude, with juicy pecs.

Yohnka: Torture. Photos. Liberty and justice for all. No one who knows Obama is surprised by Obama. Cautious, central and conservative politician. Pose the questions to his face. Real issues, real people.

Perlstein: FDR history lesson. Past President’s psyche. Obama psyche. What’s facing Obama. Not sure what gets Obama’s goat. 350 million people in the world give him a reason to move.

Arreola: I am a woman and a minority and a mom. 1 out of 4 really? Hillary at least I knew when she would fail me. Obama I don’t trust him. Feminist, racial and people issues. Everybody issues. Obama is a politician.

It was interesting to see such individuals cascade their thoughts about the panel and try to develop (on site) a way to “push the progressive agenda.” Each offered different takes on the questions while postulating about our place in history. However none seemed to really have a definitive answer. Obama's personality was a topic of concern because of policy issues (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Torture photos, and single payer healthcare) that deserve immediate attention. Palast argued that the economy and those losing their homes were of gravest concern, while Yohnka countered stating “we can walk and chew gum at the same time. “ It was a rather poignant response that garnered cheers from the audience.

The crowd that did participate in the open question and answer session with the panel mostly made statements. All had concerns about the state of America whether it was the financial sector (crooks and liars), the past administration (crooks and liars) and the current administration (liars not yet crooks). It was interesting how many scattered thoughts could be squeezed into one statement. The panel happened to hop on some of these with more earnest desire than others, but it made for solid discussion.

One point that surfaced through the myriad of discussion was Mayor Mao Daley. Here we were in Chicago gathered together for progressive issues, while we have the Mao of Chicago and his police state. Arreola noted that every time Daley comes up for re-election with a shrug of their shoulders to the corruption her friends check his box. It was the Aha! moment of the night as she and Yohnka pointed out the truth of Mao Daley and his rule.

The idea that it is just as important to push the progressive agenda locally as it is federally was quite the revelation. And it offered perhaps the best answer to the question, Obama is from Illinois. Obama lives in Chicago. If his city, our city, is pushing the progressive agenda aggressively with fervor and intelligence insisting on the change he so aptly campaigned upon, he will have no choice but to listen. The calm, cool and calculated Obama will have to act and act accordingly. Change can be and mean many things, after the salon it was clear change starts with the we and not the he.

For more information regarding the panelists, who I merely highlighted here, there are links on each of their names. I can not do their reputations any justice their works do not already account.

Conclusion: When's the next one Nation of Nets?



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Sexism at its finest



So is that she's a woman? Or maybe that she's a woman with an attitude? Or that she is a woman who is a Democrat? Or a woman with power? Or maybe she's a woman who stands up for herself? Or maybe it's a she? Or they don't know how to behave around a strong woman? Or maybe they just really want to sleep with her because "well woman are only good for one thing", but they are grovelling Neanderthals who have no chance in hell because she is a real woman?

Or they are weak minded men destroying rational thought at every turn and pushing blatantly sexist attacks on a Congress WOMAN.



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Get Your Dunkin' Monday



It's Monday ya'll. This weekend was a blur probably because I have officially assimilated to the Borg that is the left wing progressive liberal bias side of the Jedi Order. In other words I met up with some cool people and attended an event for Nations of Nets and just to settle your nerves, yes I was wearing a ninja costume. I have to remain anonymous. Plenty to announce this week, plenty to RAGE about, but

Here are your highlights!

Boxing's loudmouth was silence yet again, Andre Ward dominated.

There used to be a bank here....Banks, Reborn

116 tools in space

Eminem's New Album is streaming on Myspace. Blerds predicted the album years ago.

Ezra Klein has begun at the Washington Post and is busy. Great reads and let's hope he continues his criticism of "the Wills" (Billy and George).

Telemarketer companies must die!

It's amazing with all their huffing and puffing about not investigating, now they WANT TO INVESTIGATE PELOSI! Do it, please and then we can have the Dicks and Bushies held accountable...wonder what color Boenher will turn once that happens?

Netanyahu and Obama this should be watched closely



Chow!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Saturday Music - Yuto Miyazawa




Have a great weekend, ya'll! Rock on Yuto Miyazawa. (scroll to the end to see an amazing solo and Ozzy!)

Friday, May 15, 2009

the Nancy Pelosi Nonsense



Look they are saying funny stuff in a different language and it is funny because people are dancing. How silly! How distracting! Nancy Pelosi, bene! Busha no torture! Cheney no torture! CIA never lies! Bene Nancy Pelosi. Itsa magical Nancy Pelosi means now Newt is respectable and we listen to his words! Hooray Nancy! Lame Italian stereotypical accent here full of distraction and nonsense! Pelosi knew something, no she didn't, no wait she did says the CIA!

It's doesn't change a thing. David Shuster is the only sane one on the tevee today.


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The Reality of the Housing Crisis


In “My Personal Credit Crisis,” Edmund L. Andrews brings to light the human nature of the housing and credit crisis. It is often forgotten that there are stories out there whether individuals or family that reflect the naivety of homeowners and the draw to live the “American Dream.” We have become a society obsessed with a grandiose ideal that America is a house with a white picket fence waving to our neighbors every morning like Jim Carrey’s Truman. It is a reminder that many bought into this exceptional ideal and lenders had no problem facilitating their “American Dream.”

With all the fervor over the banks and insurers alike the common thread that is missed is that these “professionals” convinced people it was of no worry, it would be alright and now people are suffering. People. Some bet on love, a bonus that never came, a steady job, pension, a promotion, new jobs, and some were so into the idea of a “house” they never stopped to think of all that came with it. Actual people, who were living their lives, working their jobs and essentially they were swindled, the lack of ethical standards amongst lenders to this day is astounding. As Atrios so aptly put it “the ability to repay a loan was of no concern.”

Each story might be different and have its own twist or explanation, but it is infuriating when members of Congress, the Fed and commentators want to dehumanize this crisis (taking banks over people in arguments, missing personal stories in papers and banks refusing to save foreclosure). People are losing their homes, their dreams and their livelihood. Not everyone is as fortunate as Andrews, as he for now is still in his home; some are already out to dry and homeless. To worsen the situation, we are a credit obsessed America and hopefully it has hit its zenith of destruction because if not this crisis will tear at us further.

Congress has passed legislation that brings us back to a bit of reform, regulation and logic, but it is prudent to remember to not go back to any type of legislation that might bring out the piranha-esque financial sector that viciously and vapidly ate the mortgage system to its core. It is apparent that even an aware and informed individual such as Edmund Andrews, can be victim to “professionals” treating people as digits, dollar signs and bottom lines while taking advantage of our pursuit of the “American dream.”



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Get Your Dunkin' Friday

WOW it's Friday, thank Jebus. Last night was an awesome show. West Dundee is full of flies and people are sweet there. I was actually told by a family that I would be "famous" in no time after my performance. And no I didn't get them drunk or drug them. This weekend is set to be exciting, I will be attending a Nation of Nets gathering in Chicago, so if you you want to say hello feel free. I am almost certain you will know who I am once you take a look around the room.

Here are your highlights:

Hawks vs Wings, Chicago vs. Detroit...well what's left of Detroit. Should be an awesome series.

The Truth About the Dick, Dick Cheney that is...Wilkerson in this column gives every reason to investigate and actually says what would save the Republican Party.

Dude Perfect- YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS IT'S AMAZING BABY

SERE Instructor tells it as it is

Nancy Pelosi calls the CIA a bunch of liars
...wait an intelligence agency fudged information to further an agenda...the CIA? NEVERRRR!!! But if she did know, then she is a very very convincing story teller and give her a nice cell next to Dick.

Favorite Website of the Day

the headlines says "Obama on why he isn't for single payer health insurance", but in all actuality he is... just not in America and not in our current system. He does offer a solid answer to the debate; we need a public option.

And on a local shout out note, last night I had the opportunity to rock it out and share the stage with some amazing talent. I have many friends in the Chicago stand-up comedy ring, however there are few I had the great honor of "running a room" with downtown. It was a great time for comedy and local talent. The show allowed people to do what they do best, make people laugh. Last night one of those partners in crime took it to another level with his comedy. Here is a clip for your Dunkin' of one of Chicago's finest comics, Joe Kilgallon, one mean Irish dude.

Joe Kilgallon- Drinking Parties

NSFW




Chow!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Code Pink is Pinktastic



Juno's step-mom
is pissed.

This is RAAAAGGGEEEE!!! And really that is what it is all about ladies and gentlemen. There is a difference between petty blogo rage and the all out rage seen here. Notice the veins in her arms as she yells, the use of the diaphragm to project her message, the consistent in your face tactics; it is text book. I am not sure what they were trying to accomplish, but from now on every time I see Rummy's face I am going to be thinking "WAR CRIMINAL."

....so I guess they got their message across. Peace bra, peace.


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Obama to Wear Michigan Jersey at Notre Dame Commencement

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moar funny pictures

This Sunday President Barack Obama is set to speak at the University of Notre Dame for the commencement of the Class of 2009. Debate has been abound as many Catholics are in protest of a prominent figure being pro-choice and in favor of stem cell research speaking at the Catholic of Catholicism universitadoms. The President himself has been rather silent about the commencement and what his speech will entail, but Associated People of Socialist Nation Press has the inside scoop.

The President isn't taking this lightly. Known primarily for his calm and cool President Barack Obama is secretly planning to wear an University of Michigan football jersey underneath his cap and gown. Citing anonymous sources of sorcery, the APSNP found that President Obama will actually finish his speech with the fight song of Michigan arguably the most recognizable fight song in the nation.



It is no telling what this will incite as the issue at hand has been differences in policy thus far, but it is sure to start a raging spark of rivalry. The gesture will be the first FUGG YOU the President has offered as he decided to take the high rode with the past boneheads of Arizona State University.

Many have stated this protest and "debate" is a matter of ridiculous posturing while others find it a point of concern for their university, those in the latter will be a group of 50 or so students organized in protest. Of the 50 students 49 will be too drunk to attend commencement and just don't have the heart to tell their parents they wasted their money.



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Get Your Dunkin' Thursday

Show tonight in West Dundee. West Dundee you say? Yes and it ain't no outback. Chicago is now officially the schizo girlfriend that I don't know how to break up with. Last night we had a tornado warning and I wake up today and it's perfect. "What's that dear you want to break both of my arms and tie me to the bed?" Next day..."Good morning! Here is your Dunkin and a nice breakfast sandwich." Not quite my relationship with Chicago, but close, so here ya go!

Tawain and China
might just kiss and make up

22 Awesome ways to quit your job

James McGovern asks for an Exit Strategy and gets a Veterans boost

No more "erotic services" on Craigslist, now it is the super politically correcxxx ADULT section, yep that's gonna do the trick

I might go to hell for this, but do they call this the "Rope-a-Pope"?

I HATE SIDNEY CROSBY

Credit cards can suck it

Well with all rightwing extremists of late, the DHS proves that their report was correct to cause alarm, but is pulling it anyway....here comes the conservative "we told you so" machine. And Napolitano "saying its the worst thing to happen," is a sack of crap, dissappointed in the way this whole debacle was handled.

That's all for now,

Chow!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Late Night Music with Frank- Jimmy Eat World



Well I am a Democrat Socialist now and that leads to only one thing Jimmy Eat World...about as logical as calling Democrats socialists.

Rock on America.


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The Storm is Coming



"The homosexuals have taken over every aspect of the culture"


W.O.W.


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Stress Tests the Truth Revealed


The banks passed the Stress Tests laid out by Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner, but what did these test look like? What is the reality of these test? Ladies and gentlemen I give you the Stress Test.

Here is an inside look:
  1. Do you lose time from work due to banking?
  2. Is banking making your banking life unhappy?
  3. Do you bank because you are shy with other banks?
  4. Is bank affecting your reputation?
  5. Have you ever felt remorse after banking?
  6. Have had financial difficulties as result of banking?
  7. Do you turn to inferior companions and environments when banking?
  8. Does your banking make you careless of your family's welfare?
  9. Has your ambition decreased since banking?
  10. Do you crave to bank at a definite time daily?
  11. Do you want to bank the next morning?
  12. Does banking cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
  13. Has your efficiency decreased since banking?
  14. Is banking jeopardizing your job or business?
  15. Do you bank to escape from worries or trouble?
  16. Do you bank alone?
  17. Have you ever had a loss of memory as a result of banking?
  18. Has your physician ever treated you for banking?
  19. Do you bank to build up your self-confidence?
  20. Have you ever been to the hospital or institution on account of your banking?
Thank you for answering these tough questions, we know how hard it must for you right now. To comfort you here is a couple more billions dollars.

Tanks,

Timmy Geithner



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Get Your Dunkin' Hump Day



The little gamer in me just went teehee when I saw this, not to mention one of the more fun boxers personality wise playing the role of Little Mac, Paulie Malignaggi.


What a game last night! Go Cubs Go! The Dunkin' is definitely needed this morning (hungova) and I will be smack in front of the computadora rockin some tutorials for web design. I doubt my boss knows I will use these classes to spruce up ole Franky Chowy...if only *sigh*

Here are your highlights:

JESSE THE BODY VENTURA
, dude lays the smack down with a pile driver of logic.

Harry Reid not only pisses me off, Bob Cesca and many others.

The GOP will never learn

1982 it was Vincent Chin, today it's Luis Ramirez...sadly I think there will be more.

Heidi Montag will do well in porn

It's always about the future of our children, not really. The Bankrupt Debate Over Bankrupting Our Children.

Now I wear glasses, but I never ever would go to this extreme IT'S NUTS



Chow!