Friday, September 30, 2011

Get Your Dunkin Friday

It's been a rough and long week. I don't want to get into it, but at least there's some positives. That's what I have to focus on. These next couple of days I hope to be writing and finishing a script. Sometimes it's tough to sit down and get out natural dialogue I was on a roll and then the plot got in the way...DAMN YOU PLOT! Anyway I hope all of you have a splendid weekend.

Here are your highlights:

Goals, non-violent protest & now major backing. Occupy Wall Street being joined by major unions. If there only achievement is inspiration, I can support that alone.

FBI seeks to expand definition of rape

Our elite continually fail at their jobs


This is an informative and fun article for you wine lovers, The New Rules of Wine

On the Death of Anwar al-Awlaki - a U.S. citizen was assassinated by the government. It has the Left angry, confused and some relieved. We are at war and al-Awlaki was definitely a threat. It does, however, set a dangerous precedent that has me wondering, what now? What can't our government do? Booman, does a better job than I, so read and sound off!


Fall Fund Drive: Please donate if you can & thank you for being awesome!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ninja Thought

Lead on me

I am Frank Chow and I approved this message

Fall Fund Drive: Please donate if you can & thank you for being awesome!

Get Your Dunkin Thursday

It's been a rough past couple of days. I'm exhausted and beat. Today was supposed to start my long weekend off, but I got a call back for play. YES! The little things in life that make you happy. I'm excited as the material is better than I thought and the theater company seemed cool. So YES! Again. I gotta run, but hopefully will be back for more rage!

Here are your highlights:

Tainted Cantaloupes Cause Deadliest Food Outbreak In A Decade As GOP Continues Fight To Gut Food Safety Laws

Another alleged domestic terrorist that the FBI helped, then caught. I'm starting to think these guys would just be ranting on forums forever if they weren't contacted by undercover agents...

Victor Ortiz a little late a little baby

Jobs numbers, unemployment claims decline

Occupy Wall Street, Michael Moore says it's the beginning of something...another perspective is that it's a waste of time if you don't have a purpose. More Wisconsin, Less "Loud Noises!" One thing is for sure, if it was a bunch of cranky old Republicans with funny hats, CNN would have non-stop coverage.


Fall Fund Drive: Please donate if you can & thank you for being awesome!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Get Your Dunkin Wednesday

(hilarious video from the talented "Drunk Kitchen" gal, h/t Sophismata)

Wow, work work and more work. I'm strapped today. I'll be in Studio City serving up lunch off the truck and then I have an audition for a play in North Hollywood. I also decided to add one more part-time job to my rotation. So count me among the under employed, employed demographic. Combined it will hopefully be 32 hours...we'll see. I have the next three days off though, so that's great. I'm going to hunker down and finish writing a project and maybe start a new one as well.

Here are your highlights:

Budget issues and lawsuits loom in California

A lesson in self-awareness, Eric Cantor wants his FEMA money NOW!

Herman Cain goes after big issues

You know those guys with expertise? They think Obama's jobs plan would help

They can't stop the trainwreck, Red Dawn the remake is coming...


Fall Fund Drive: Please donate if you can & thank you for being awesome!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Not At All Embarrassed

Romney, the candidate, has no shame whatsoever.

Mother Jones:

It's tough for a Harvard-educated, one-time moderate Republican governor (who used to support gay rights, abortion rights, and gun control) to get to the right of a swaggering conservative Texan who looks as if he walked—make that, strode—straight out of a tea party video. But Mitt Romney has found a way—by targeting Gov. Rick Perry's compassionate conservatism. That is, Perry's support for allowing the children of undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition fees at Texas state colleges. In the days since the issue flared up at last week's Republican presidential debate, the Romney camp has continued to pound Perry on this point.

At that debate, Romney—who in Massachusetts had vetoed legislation that would have permitted the kids of illegal workers in Massachusetts to pay in-state tuition rates—blasted Perry's support for a measure allowing students who had lived in Texas for three years and graduated from a Texas high school to be eligible for those lower in-state rates. Perry responded crisply: "If you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than they've been brought there by no fault of their own, I don't think you have a heart. We need to be educating these children, because they will become a drag on our society." He added that 177 of 181 Texas legislators supported this policy.

Perry had doubled-down. Worse, he had insulted all those Republican voters who disagreed with him. And the Romneybots went to town. While the debate was still in progress, the Romney campaign blasted out a press release accusing Perry of backing "tuition discounts for illegal immigrants." That was quite the negative spin. The issue could just as easily be framed as Perry—and practically every Texas lawmaker at the time—opposing penalizing Texas students whose parents were undocumented.

For once I actually agree with Rick Perry (HOLY HELL STOP THE PRESSES! I MEAN REALLY?!! YES! REALLY!). It is heartless to penalize students, especially in this matter. For a political party who peddles the "American Dream" so often, the GOP baseheads are certainly opposed to a lot of people having it.

I am Frank Chow and I approved this message

Fall Fund Drive: Please donate if you can & thank you for being awesome!

Get Your Dunkin Tuesday

Live by Rex Grossman, Die by Rex Grossman. Last night against the Cowgirls, some of our flaws showed, but what was glaring to me was that Grossman is still Grossman. Badly timed interceptions, panic in the pocket and a fumble to end the game. And then there's Kyle Shanahan who with a lead and a power back like Tim Hightower, he decides to pass the ball...even more...AND DON'T get me started on Romo. If you ignore the fact he didn't get the ball in the end zone and had a mediocre game, well then you could work for ESPN and stay on his jock. RAGE! Oh well 2-1 ain't too shabby for a team I still expect to go 8-8.

Here are your highlights:

The Worst and Best of the Redskins v Cowboys game

Welp, this is extreme. Heckler calls Obama the "Anti-Christ"

Jon Stewart to GOP faithful "it's you"

You know, I thought I left those right here...20,000 missiles missing in Libya

Stimulus Tales

No shutdown this time and call me optimistic, but it looks like the Democrats stood their ground on this one and that's great news for our country.


Fall Fund Drive: Please donate if you can & thank you for being awesome!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Ninja Thought

A world run by Patrick Bateman

I am Frank Chow and I approved this message

Fall Fund Drive: Please donate if you can & thank you for being awesome!

Get Your Dunkin Monday

It was a crazy weekend. Busy and productive. I officially finished my first week at work and it was a major success. The truck rolled! Yesterday we were in Venice...oh Venice people. Always always always entertaining. It was fun rockin out all day, but I'm beat today. Not sure I got up this morning. Tonight is the Redskins v Dallas game, BEAT DALLAS!!! It's gonna be interesting which Dallas shows up and which Grossman shows up. He certainly can't start tonight's game like he did last week against the Cardinals. Dallas will make him pay. I'm excited to see our defense out there, hopefully with the main man LaRon Landry. Nobody on the team brings the kind of flare he does. Hail to the REDSKINS!! The Fall Fund Drive continues, things are tight in the house of Frank. IF you can please donate to help keep this blog rolling that'd be amazing. Thank you!

Here are your highlights:

Obama pew pews Perry

Speaking from experience this might be the scariest part of the application process, I'm glad more states are eliminating it, Cracking down on job-candidate credit checks

September jobs numbers, not promising, but some positives

Not often this happens, Mark Warner asks a good question

Ross Douthat, terrible person

Finally pulled the trigger and downloaded Spotify, I like

This is how the Right lies, all day everyday


Fall Fund Drive: Please donate if you can & thank you for being awesome!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Get Your Dunkin Friday

Well I'm beat. We did our first dinner shift at a bar in Hollywood last night. It rocked, it rolled and it was fun. A couple of my buddies showed up and that was doubly awesome. We stayed open late, so I got home around 2 in the morning. It's like being on a moving restaurant! This weekend we're excited as the truck was invited to the Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice. So this Sunday 10-6, come on by and say "Hello!" Also starting today and running for a month I'll have the "Donate" button below each post. It's the Fall fund drive. I love writing this blog and will continue, if you could be so kind and make a donation to keep Frank eating and raging : ) it be much appreciated. We've got a big year coming up and I'd love to expand what I do here. With your help that can be possible. Thanks and all my love.

Here are your highlights:

Rick Perry looking perrty terrible right now. Now walking back the whole Social Security is Unconstitutional nonsense. Welcome to the big leagues, Rick!

America's Failing Infrastructure
, if you complain about your crappy roads, here's why

New music video for the cutest couple/band, Mates of State "Palomino"

LA County approves transportation jobs

Uh-oh, looks like someone is in trouble: UK lawyers to start News Corp legal action in U.S.

Conservatives Hit Panic Button, apparently while I was working last night there was a GOP debate...and it didn't look too good. Not good at all to the point where it seems the GOP is worried about there chances having a candidate who doesn't sound completely nuts. Who would have thought? OH AND THE CROWD BOOED A GAY SOLDIER!


Fall Fund Drive: Please donate if you can & thank you for being awesome!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ninja Thought

Strange Fruit

I am Frank Chow and I approved this message

Get Your Dunkin Thursday

(h/t Mahablog)

Well it's been a busy week and it keeps getting busier. We had our second day out on the truck serving delicious eats to Valley peeps and they loved it. We've done a slow roll out the last two days, but tonight is the real first planned event. We're heading to Quebec in Hollywood tonight and hopefully we'll be churning out a ton of food. The owners are happy. The cooks are happy and I get to dance. So all is good. We were also invited to the Abbot Kinney Festival, a huge outdoor arts, music and rockin good time. Can't wait! I'll be trying to blog more at evenings to keep up with the daily happenings. Don't forget to write a review for the Matthew Filipowicz Show & the Trans-Atlantic Throwdown! Thanks XOXO - Frank

Here are your highlights:

GOP flirting with another possible shutdown this time over disaster relief funds
. How patriotic...

More controversy from the Murdoch Corp

We've come so far, Best Buy ad 1996

Fight weekend! Jon Jones v. Rampage Jackson, I'm thinking if Jones is healthy Jackson is in for a long long night.

The Great $16 Muffin Myth

A great video of Elizabeth Warren above discussing "class warfare", I caught this at the Mahablog, a wonderful read every post, Interconnections


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Troy Davis Executed

Georgia executes Troy Davis after his last pleas fail

I just don't know how we can call ourselves a civil society, a modern society with an abomination such as the death penalty.

Prayers go out to Troy Davis, his family and the MacPhail family. Not much else to say.

I am Frank Chow and I approved this message

Get Your Dunkin Wednesday

Hey folks! It was a great first day on the truck. Aside from the normal "getting to know everything" stuff, we rocked out some delicious eats and people left happy. We're doing it again today and I can't wait. Gonna pump some good tunes and rock out some orders. This is unique Dunkin today, I'm merely going to suggest you listen and review the Matthew Filipowicz Show. If you haven't already you can also become a member. Please do as we're going to release some cool extra footage and chats!

Here is your highlight from Matt:

Hey everyone,

Before we get to today's episode, I have a quick favor... Take a minute to rate and review the show on iTunes. This link will take you to our page, then click View In iTunes, which'll launch the program on our page. Then, if you'd be so kind, give us 5 stars and write a quick review. Reviews and rankings are how iTunes chooses what podcasts will be feautred, so we would really appreciate the help!

On to today's show!

Episode 49 of the Matthew Filipowicz Show is now available to stream and download.

Coming up on today’s show, we have one of the organizers of the Occupy Wall Street action, Justin Wedes talking to us live from the protest in New York City.

We also have Ian Millhiser from the Center for American Progress here to talk about his latest report entitled, What If The Tea Party Wins?

Plus we have a special announcement about Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s birth certificate posse from none other than Yosemite Sam.

We'll also be discussing President Obama's supposed change in tone toward Republicans.

Remember, you can subscribe and podcast the show for free on iTunes and at You can follow the show on Twitter and Facebook. You call the listener hotline at 617-855-TMFS. You can support the show by becoming a member. We have new shows every Tuesday and Thursday.


Thanks everybody!


P.S. Troy Davis sign the petition

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Get Your Dunkin Tuesday

I start work today! It feels great to wake up in the morning, get ready and put on my food truck tee. It's gonna be a hot inland day and I can't wait. I'm a bit rushed, so without further ado...

Here are your highlights:

Rick Perry v. the DOJ

David Brooks, still totally sucks

How to help Obama lose, primary him, waste your time fighting straw men and oh be Michael Moore, Cornell West and RALPH NADER

Transformers nom noms

Notes on Class Warfare


Monday, September 19, 2011

Get Your Dunkin Monday

We're back in Cali! I'm fighting off a cold I caught while in Chicago. Hooray! I start work this week, finally and I'm looking forward to serving up some food truck awesome. It feels good to be back here after seeing our old stomping grounds. Chicago will always have a special place in our hearts. It was nice to remember how far we've come in only three months.

Here are your highlights:

President Obama laying out his plans for deficit reduction

Troops in Yemen open fire on demonstrators, killing dozens

Pat Robertson still a terrible human being

Best analysis of the Mayweather v. Ortiz fight I didn't link to yesterday

HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!!! It was a close one, one that last year we would've lost, but I'll take it. We showed resolve, heart and the Defense was aggressive till the end. I'm loving Ryan Kerrigan and with him and Orapko we've got a what looks to be a great d-end tandem. Five Observations from the Game.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mayweather v. Ortiz Reactions

(Getty Images)

It was an eventful evening in boxing. I was just landing into LAX after our trip to Chicago, so I missed the fight. I did, however follow the updates via Twitter and then later saw the fight in its entirety on YouTube. The best way to sum up the fight would be to "Protect yourself at all times!" Mayweather retaliated to a dirty tactic by Ortiz, legally, and Ortiz paid. It wasn't the ideal ending, but it surely was comical and almost poetic; Ortiz can only blame himself as many others said. The only fight I'm interested in for Mayweather is Pacquiao. I'm not going to analyze that fight till it's made, but damn, after last night I think more than ever it'll be fun to watch. And yes it has to be made, I don't believe it's about either fighter being scared, I think it's about money. It's always been about money and when Pacquiao takes care of business (unfinished at that) in November, the fight will happen or both men will have one looming question mark for their legacies. Enough of that, let the experts do the talking!

Here are some of the reactions:

Dan Rafael ESPN-

Protect yourself at all times. It is the oldest adage in boxing. Victor Ortiz did not do that, and he paid the ultimate price.

Floyd Mayweather Jr., who had dominated the first three rounds, looked brilliant in his first fight in 16 months, but that brilliance may be overshadowed by the way he scored a stunning knockout with one second left in the fourth round Saturday night to win a welterweight title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Some at ringside called it a sucker punch from Mayweather. Others blamed referee Joe Cortez, who did not have his eye on the action. Whatever you want to call it, Mayweather drilled Ortiz in a triumphant return to the ring.

Mark Kriegel FOX Sports-

Even by the standards of boxing, this was unmistakably crude. In that moment, as referee Joe Cortez moved to penalize Ortiz, the younger fighter seemed to have been found out, no, make that shamed. Perhaps this was to be expected. It seemed that Ortiz had been punked at the weigh-in, when he allowed Mayweather to put a hand on his throat. The headbutt wasn’t a way to even the score. It was an admission of weakness.

Ortiz knew it. Everybody knew it. So what did he do? He made matters worse — not by acknowledging his misconduct — but by stepping to Mayweather to embrace and … kiss him.

Kissed him?

Yes, kissed him. This was supposed to be a fight, not an emotional breakdown, not another cheap reality show.

Then Cortez — the referee who advertises himself as “fair but firm” — signaled for the action to commence. Ortiz hugged his opponent again.

“I spaced out,” said Ortiz.

Apparently, he was more interested in forgiveness than fighting.

Michael Rosenthal RING Magazine-

The words of wisdom reverberated across the MGM Grand Garden Arena after the crazy ending to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.- Victor Ortiz fight Saturday night.


Indeed. Victor Ortiz, new to mega-fights and in over his head, was brutally knocked out with one second remaining in the fourth round because he let his guard down in a moment of confusion and stupidity. For that he can only blame himself.

On top of that, he had purposely head butted Mayweather only moments earlier. It was an ugly moment, although one that probably can be attributed to a frustrated kid losing his head.

Again, though, he must take responsibility for his actions.

Chris Mannix Sports Illustrated-

Mayweather won't get much credit for the win. The general public is going to look at Mayweather's knockout punches as cheap shots. Simple as that. That replay will be shown over and over (and over and over), and in slow motion, it looks pretty bad. Mayweather proved, once again, that he is the most skilled fighter in the world. But this win won't go down as one of his finest moments.

Steve Kim Max Boxing from Twitter-

I mean, seriously, if any other fighter, did what they did to Ortiz, people would applaud that fighter- because he deserved it

Again, I don't really like what Floyd did or how it ended, but let's be real here. Victor, in many ways, did this to himself

Mayweather-Ortiz will be like that really bad, classic B-movie that will have a cult following. 'Attack of the Killer Head But

I gave my thoughts on Twitter last night, if you'd like to see don't forget to follow.

I am Frank Chow and I approved this message

Friday, September 16, 2011

Get Your Dunkin Friday

I'm exhausted. Yesterday was a long day; early morning engagement photos, meeting with wedding venue, visit to FedEx and then a great dinner at Blue 13. We shut down around 10 just after the Shore. I haven't watched Jersey Shore in a long time, since we're without cable, but it's still the same train wreck as ever. We head to the burbs today to see family and then tomorrow fly back to Santa Monica. It's been a quick and busy week, a nice reminder of how lovely Chicago is as a city. I will, however, be excited to get back to warmer weather and my own bed.

Here are your highlights:

The GOP tries to use Clinton-era tactics
with the Obama administration, "scandalous"

Pass the bill! Unemployment claims jump

Here's how I would spin things: GOP Congress still less popular than the President

Rick Perry stuck at 234

But Black People Govern Like This...TNC & Angry Black Lady tear into liberals who say terribly racist comments about Barack Obama and somehow think it's okay. On the flip side a sad take on our country, America as a Tragedy, it's hard to argue the truth.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sneak Peek: Engagement Shoot

We had our engagement shoot this morning at sunrise. Our photographer had us out on North Avenue Beach with a casual picnic set-up; orange juice, coffee and a bit of champagne. It was cold, really cold. The weatherman said, by the lake, it was 38 degrees (Oh Chicago!). We didn't prepare for that, but toughed it out for two hours and it was totally worth it. Hopefully I'll have more to share in a week or two.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Get Your Dunkin Wednesday

We're in Chicago! My lady is at the office doing her due diligence. Tomorrow we shoot our engagement pictures, meet with the wedding planner and hang out with my cousins. Today I think I'm going to hit up a food place or two that I don't get in Santa Monica. I'm heading downtown, you folks enjoy your day!

Here are your highlights:

Your Special Election Punditry

What won't the Chinese faux? Angry Birds is the latest

Fox News hates paper clips!

Lose a House seat, gain a Senate seat - Elizabeth Warren is in the game, get involved!

About that federal aid to disaster victims...Republicans Hate People

Must Read of the Day: Why Supply Side Economics Won't Solve the Current Economic Malaise


P.S. Safe travels to Paddy K, he and his family are traveling across the Atlantic to make their new home stateside. We're excited for their arrival and can't wait to see them in D.C., hopefully later this year.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Get Your Dunkin Tuesday

I had nothing but internet slowness yesterday. Twitter wouldn't really cooperate either. All signs point to me just enjoying this secluded farm life. We hop on a train tonight to head to Chicago. I'm excited to see the old haunts, grab some grub and maybe if I'm up to it, sip some Ransom Gin at my favorite bars.

Here are your highlights:

U.S. hikers jailed in Iran to be released soon

The Teabaggers blood lust is unsettling

David Wu was simply exercising his Lifetime Membership

Obama has super confused the super committee

Economics news is still not promising, A Closer Look at Manufacturing


Monday, September 12, 2011

Pictures from the Farm

We're staying at the lady's folk's farm house. It's literally in the middle of nowhere. Corn to the right. Corn to the left. I kid that if this were a horror movie, I'd be the first to get dragged into the corn and killed. The "Asian guy dies first" is the new "Black guy dies first." There's one road and acres of farm land. I don't believe there's a neighbor within a mile in any direction. I snapped a ton of pictures yesterday, here are a few:

Harvest is just beginning

Corn, ready for its close-up

Grain bins on the farm

I'm kind of enjoying the isolation and pace. It's rather relaxing. If I get time I'll share more pictures and maybe some video later on!

I am Frank Chow and I approved this message

Get Your Dunkin Monday

Well we're here for two more days in Central Illinois. The wedding went off without a hitch, the reception was on the bride's family farm and we danced the night away. Yesterday was kiddie day. Nieces and nephews of my lady's playing while I watched football with her dad. Speaking of football...HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!!!! HAIL VICTORY!!! I'm not going to get too too too excited, but it was a great start to the season and encouraging to the see the defense much improved from last year. On offense; Sexy Rexy didn't look utterly awful and at times he looked like a quarterback, but leave it to him to fumble and turn the ball over when he needed to take the sack. Thank God for that defense. It's great to have football back. All is almost right in the world.

Here are your highlights:

Obama set to send the American Jobs Act to Congress

Nope, Rush isn't racist, not one bit at all...

The blackouts in Southern California & Arizona, How about some Infrastructure Spending?

Republicans no issue with playing dirrrty

9-11, ten years later. I tried my best to not watch much of the "never forget" footage and the highlight reels on the basic channels. I've always felt it was a day to be with family and so that's what we did. There are a lot of things I'd like to say, but this from Krugman encapsulates a bit of what I'd like to say, The Years of Shame


Friday, September 9, 2011

Trans-Atlantic Throwdown- Interview with Colombian Necktie

I had the chance to interview two members of the LA band Colombian Necktie. Take a listen and get to know this band as they are truly in West Coast terms EPIC.


LA's Colombian Necktie have been together for just over a year and have quickly made their mark on the flourishing West Coast hardcore/punk/metal scene. The music is honest to its core, like the band's D.I.Y. ethics and beliefs. They are successfully bridging gaps between subgenres and constantly experimenting with sound and feel, which can be heard on their negatively charged self-titled EP. And the intensity doesn't stop there; Colombian Necktie's live show is chaotic, unafraid and destuctive. Fueled by creativity, aggression and passion, Colombian Necktie is a force of nature that isn't slowing down anytime soon.

This is the first of what will hopefully be many interviews on the Trans-Atlantic Throwdown.

Links for Colombian Necktie:

Upcoming Shows

Saturday, September 17 · begins 7:00pm sharp
Roy's House 729 N. Myrtle Ave Pomona, CA
with Skies of Ruin, Arms Of Enmity, The Fallen, Parlous

Thursday, September 29 · 7:30pm
COCONUTS 34235 Doheny Park Rd Capistrano Beach, CA
with Countdown (Belgium), The Mistake, Low Places, Slave

Thanks for listening and don't forget to check us out on Twitter at TATPodcast and Facebook.

I am Frank Chow and I approved this message

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Heading to Illinois

Obama was in full campaign mode tonight. Here are some of the reactions. If you saw Obama's speech tonight and compare that to last night's GOP debate, it's not even close. When he's on, he's hard to beat, even with this economy. He also urged Congress to "pass this now" repeatedly, a direct challenge to the do-nothing GOP Congress. It doesn't have a Hail Mary's chance of passing, but it's going to be hard for Republicans to explain why they did nothing when people are still suffering in 2012. Also too, I like the name "American Jobs Act." Freedom fries and all that (as for the plan, I'll let the wonks look at it, but I would've preferred more shovel-ready talk and less tax cuts talk). You asked for a fight, Obama was definitely in a fighting mood.

The lady and I are headed to Central Illinois for a wedding, then Chicago for the rest of next week. Limiting blogging will ensue. Have an opinion about the speech? Plans to get jobs going? Sound off here, if you like.

I am Frank Chow and I approved this message

From the Mix Tape - States

States, their album is due to release October 18th. Can't lie, Mindy White's vocals and the band's overall pop sensibility has me singing along. Enjoy!

I am Frank Chow and I approved this message

Get Your Dunkin Thursday

We fly to Central Illinois late tonight. RED EYE! Woohoo! I'm looking forward to a little stint in farm country and then Chicago for a couple of days. Home sweet kind of home. Tonight is the Obama Jobs Speech. My advice to the White House, if they ever listen to us lowly bloggers and I've said this before, GO BIG. If you think a compromise can be reached around $300 billion go for $700 billion and add in goodies. I mean shovel ready, fix schools, roads and bridges. I can name a few around here off the top of my head *cough Santa Monica Blvd, Lincoln *cough cough. There's no reason to propose something knowing the Republicans will reject it anyway, unless you propose the biggest plan meant to turn around the economy in the near future. Let's face it, we need it. Obama needs it to win. Oh, and he won't get help from our media. No matter what happens, they'll find a minute sliver from his speech or what someone else says and make it front page news. Never mind, the glaring unemployment number of 9% and the president being the only adult attempting to turn that around.

Here are your highlights:

The GOP presidential debate, the biggest loser was Reagan

Oliver Willis, Why I Criticize Obama

To Live and (Screen) Write in L.A.

Some insight to the speech, people will be disappointed if Obama doesn't show some fight (oh less bipartisan crap)

Bacon, Spinach & Eggs. Nom nom nom.

Quick points by Rude on the GOP debate last night. And the most disturbing moment was the conservative applause for Rick Perry's death bragging. The modern GOP's blood lust is sick. They should all be very Christian of them...


P.S. Rick Perry is no world beater.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Ninja Thought

Republicans hate democracy

I am Frank Chow and I approved this message

Get Your Dunkin Wednesday

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

It's gonna be a busy day of errands and chores for me today. We fly out late tomorrow night and I needs to get things in order. I also will be posting an interview with Colombian Necktie today or tomorrow, recording a skit with Matthew Filipowicz and going to the DMV. God help me. It's been hot in LA folks. Be safe!

Here are your highlights:

Five Ways to Save the Postal Service
, here's one idea: stop running it like a business

GOP candidates for president set to debate. A Question for All of Them

LaRon Landry to miss opener

Taping back the eyes of a model to look "Asian" I'm without words

Romney doesn't have an economic clue

This article was done by a friend. It's about nom nom food trucks and talks about the vending regulations, some slowing up the truck I'm to work for, "Street of Dreams"


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Treasonous, Anti-American, Unpatriotic Congressmen to Skip President Obama's Job Speech

Alternate headline: Republican Congressmen Reject Black Man Who Wants to Talk About Jobs


When President Obama delivers his address on a new job-creation plan to a joint session of Congress on Thursday, he won't be speaking to a sold-out crowd. Several lawmakers are still determining whether it is worth their time to stay in Washington to hear the president, and some are already planning to skip it.

Republican Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia is the latest to announce that he will not be attending, and will instead watch the speech from his office across the street. During the speech, Broun will post his comments about Obama's remarks on Twitter, a tradition he keeps during State of the Union addresses.

"Dr. Broun will not be attending President Obama's joint address, but he looks forward to hearing the president's proposal for job creation," Broun spokeswoman Meredith Griffanti told The Ticket. "Dr. Broun will instead watch the speech from his office where he will host a live town hall via Twitter to interact with his constituents."

Broun remained in his office during Obama's State of the Union address in January, providing his own commentary on the social networking website throughout the speech.

"Mr. President, you don't believe in the Constitution. You believe in socialism," one of Broun's tweets read.

Anybody still wondering if these guys want to create jobs in America? Anybody still think they can be reasoned with? I hope the White House points this out on Thursday, I won't hold my breath, but this kind of abhorrent behavior should be called out. There are people who want nothing, but Obama to fail even if it means wrecking the country.

But but but BOTH SIDES!! "Sons of bitches" is a perfect term if you ask me.

I am Frank Chow and I approved this message

2012, It More Than Matters


I think the Republicans have pushed the ball far enough down the field that they will be in position to radically change this country if they win the White House next year. They'll almost certainly be able to attain a majority on the Supreme Court to overturn Roe, which will then allow all these extreme abortion laws in the states to go into effect. They'll probably be allowed to get away with severely limiting voting rights without any challenge from the Department of Justice. Public-sector unions will be gone. The EPA will be rendered toothless. Entitlements will be gutted. Everything that isn't tied down will be privatized and corrupted.

There won't be anything compassionate about the triumph of conservatism. And it will be really hard to fix.

I don't think this is hyperbole. Do you?

No, I don't.

Case in point: Every Republican presidential candidate has to "kiss the ring" of a guy like Jim DeMint if they want to get the nomination. That in itself should scare the living day lights out of a reasonable person.

We really must pull ourselves together and do everything we can to stop a GOP presidency and GOP majorities. The nation will not look remotely the same if we don't and "no amount of clapping will bring us back from where they will send us."

For you Santa Monica peeps, here's a group already getting organized. Santa Monica 4 Obama. Not in Santa Monica, no worries, the site has a search engine to find local groups near you as well.

I am Frank Chow and I approved this message

Get Your Dunkin Tuesday

It's Tuesday? Already?! Damnnnn...well the lady and I send off to Central Illinois Thursday night. It will be our first foray into the red eye flight. We're hoping to get sleep and be up and at it in Illinois when we land....please god let me sleep....I hope everyone had a lovely Labor Day weekend. We spent it with family and friends, had a few too many cocktails and delicious dim sum. Cuz that's how we roll.

Here are your highlights:

New heat wave in LA county starts fires

What's the light future look like, LEDs


Forgot to post this last week, Congrats to Goodwin Liu

Rex Grossman named starting QB of the Redskins *Slamheadondesk

What The Media Won’t — Or Can’t — Tell You About The Jobs Crisis - THE GOVERNMENT CAN CREATE JOBS!!


Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day

Enjoy your day everyone!

I am Frank Chow and I approved this message

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Little Hell

Woke up and the first post I read was agreeing with Sarah Palin's "crony capitalism" and the second was a Hillary should run in 2012 post. I swear there must be something about the end of summer that makes the true Left go absolutely nuts. It's like a piece of "little hell." You can never be taken seriously if you are willing to hand the country over on a platter to sociopaths or delusional about a primary challenge. Here's a clue to the true Left, you're not the base. And no I won't link to the pieces, I only mention it, so that people will stop before we repeat 2010 and live in big hell.

It's a tough road ahead. We stand a much better chance if people acknowledge there's a bit more at stake than who is the most progressively pure...

I am Frank Chow and I approved this message

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Style Inspiration: Engagement Photos

The lady and I are getting engagement pictures in a couple of weeks. I'm tasked with nailing down my look. Here's what I'm thinking...

Navy Gingham Shirt

Grey Knit Tie

Jeans and Oxfords

And if we get a bit more formal...

Navy Blazer gets added

We're looking forward to this shoot and once we get the photos I'll put a few up. Enjoy your Saturday.

I am Frank Chow and I approved this message

Friday, September 2, 2011

Get Your Dunkin Friday

I'm exhausted from filming yesterday. Due to some traffic issues one of the actors was a couple of hours late. We didn't wrap till 1:30am. So it was a long day, apologies for sleeping in...okay not really. It's always interesting after I'm done filming because I want to get right back in there and do it again. I always think of something new or want to just one more take to make it perfect. Alas, that's not how it works. It was a fun time, I spit, I fake vomited, I stuck my hand in a vile...I'll spare the details...I'm glad I had the opportunity. I should have final footage by December and hopefully sooner. Thanks for the support everyone, this is just the beginning!

Here is your highlight:

Unemployment Report, it's not time for bipartisan committees or bipartisan "plans." It's time for a big, aggressive plan from our president that can turn our economy around. Austerity has failed, as we knew it would. We know the GOP has no intention of helping turn our country around. They've decided beating this president is more important than our country's health. It's the time the White House says that and looks them straight in the eye and says "Enough, already." Jobs, jobs, and jobs. Forget the racist assholes, forget the beltway media, forget the corporations, this is about the people. We're out here and we're beyond frustrated.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Get Your Dunkin Thursday

Well filming is today. The call times got pushed back to this afternoon which is fine, I'm just antsy to get started. It's gonna be a late night. I'm thinking 10 hrs at least. We'll see. This is the part though that I love. Yes it's a short film, but I get to work on my craft at these times. Cool stuff. I won't get too actory on yeah. In other news, Happy September (it's already here) in a week we'll be back in Chicago for a wedding. I'm looking forward to hitting up the ole city, seeing buddies, and family. Then back to LA and the food truck, hopefully some more auditions and fall football. YES!

Here are your highlights:

Obama's Job Speech moved to Sept. 8th, progressives have the vapors, the White House sees an opportunity, Boehner still a prick

As always, Stay Classy Fox News

White House releases cooooool new site page, We the People

NFCEast Predictions, my Redskins 7-9, that's plausible

Must Read: The consequences of scorched-earth policy making, Steve Benen explains the almost criminal like behavior of the Republican party. The extremism that almost caused another financial meltdown and how now they don't care who or what gets destroyed anymore...