Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Off the Grid

Jury Duty. I can't talk about it.


Friday, August 30, 2013

Jury Duty

I got called in...again. This time it maybe for real. Day two.

Luckily I get to read this:


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Wednesday

And I'm baaaaack. It was a long trip and much I don't want to relive, but we made it and the kids got married. Success! I decided once I got back from being in Michigan that I needed a vacation from my "vacation." Michigan wasn't really my scene. Grand Haven was like walking on the set of the Truman Show. Anyway, here I am back to blogging and now we have Syria which feels like Iraq War redux, but a bit different. The economy isn't much better and oh yeah, the GOP still is batshizzzz crazy. Good things don't change.

Here are your highlights:

50th anniversary of the March on Washington

Yosemite Fire. It's sad that we still are so helpless against forest fires

Welfare and drugs tests -- dear conservatives you're wrong

RG3 is starting - now who wants opening day tickets?! I've got some for sale!

Cool concept, Trunk Club for Men

The flood gates will be opened by activist judges

Syria, not even the Arab League wants intervention


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Off to Michigan

We're off to Michigan tomorrow morning. First stopping in Chicago for a night then driving to Grand Haven, MI. I'm finishing my work week, Day 6, on my feet and still rocking out. Maybe we'll remember this time to take pictures. Hold down the fort ya'll.

(this soundtrack rocks so hard)

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

From the Mix Tape - Daughter

Youth. A simple beautiful arrangement with a haunting vocal. Enjoy!


Friday, August 9, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Friday

This bit is sad because it's the best reporting on our current financial system all year. Not one news organizations has the balls to stand up to our over lords. Till then they'll keep getting away with it.

Here are your highlights:


It's really simple to fix the Post Office - quit letting the GOP purposely ruin it

GOP Gated Community

Yup, we're doomed

Early good signs from the Redskins in their pre-season game 

Congress is losing some of its best staffers cuz the crazy is thick

Upgrading my ladies ring, heck and maybe mine


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Thursday

Off to this thing where they make me say my name and smile in a camera.


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Wednesday

Needed to take a step back and relax. Still not happening. Michigan in a week. It'll be nice to have a small vacation...even if it's for a wedding.

Here are your highlights:

Report: Al Qaeda has a "Legion of Doom"

Obama cancels on Putin -- anyone else thinking Snowden was a spy?

Jay Bilas exposes NCAA and their amateur nonsense

American sometimes you are just embarrassing

Greats Sneakers

I grew up in the DC Area. The Post was a staple growing up. Over the years it became less and less about news and reporting and more about tossing the political football. I don't care for what it's become. If it weren't for Greg Sargent, Eugene Robinson and the occasional Ezra Klein post -- I'd never read it.


Friday, August 2, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Friday

This segment is one of the best during the John Oliver run. Sums up everything wrong with our current economic culture and discourse. It's Friday!

Here are your highlights:

Job growth still sluggish

Dems still well depressingly uncompetitive

Grumpy Cat 

Steve McQueen's Pioneer Moon Ranch - awesome

Congress is till worthless



Thursday, August 1, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Thursday

We're beginning the early stages of pre-production on our first project. I've got the scripts, the talent and now it's time to start looking at logistics. That'll be my day. I moved here two years ago with a hope to putting together new and fresh projects -- it's happening. Slowly but surely. I'm hoping to share with you all the latest thing I've done. That's in post right now. Hollyweird ya'll. Hollyweird.

Here are your highlights:

50, 000 pounds of beef recalled

Well this is a dream beer home

30-day suspension for gun crazed police chief

The not so good news about the economy -- the Sequestration and Stupid GOP "do nothing" Congress are ruining everything

You sir are now graffiti


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Wednesday

Hump day. That the Lord I've got tomorrow off.

Here are your highlights:

U.S. Economy Surprises

Bradley Manning, he broke 16 laws

GOP shutdown scheme faces reality

The in-fight of the Republican Party, it's not good for America


The unique RG3. It seems he handles pressure in an uncanny way. Here's to hoping he has a full and healthy recovery and isn't rushed into this season.


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Tuesday

You don't reward bad behavior. Yet here we are post-recession with CEOs and Wall St giants making millions of dollars in bonuses. I don't think they've learned a single lesson and it's disheartening to say the least. So don't reward more bad behavior. *Le Sigh. Just give people jobs or stacks of cash already.

This is also how I feel about work right now. Anyway...

Here are your highlights:

Doctors increasingly mess up your back more

Incas drugged their sacrifices

Hillary Clinton just got hot

The sad state of crazy representatives like Steve King 

Economics: Triumph of the Doves

The GOP hates the gov't even more so when they're in charge


This New Pope

Is something special thus far. And I say thus far because it's so early in his tenure. It will be that much harder for bigots to justify their distaste for teh gay when the Pope states he doesn't judge. It amazes me how much one man can change so much in so little time; Pope Francis with his kindness, his simplicity has done just that. I sit in mass every Sunday and there seems to be a new revelation -- almost a relief amongst the clergy -- to hear a Pope preach love and understanding. We are our each other's keeper. Life is much richer when we care for one another. It seems this Pope gets that and it's something we Catholics, old and new, have been wanting.

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Monday

The weekend went by way too fast. I'm starting to think I should request off every other Saturday. Forget this working the weekend noise...oh wait I work retail. Oh bother.

Here are your highlights:

No surprise here, Congress won't act on VRA injustice 

Pope Francis offers another welcomed change

Yeah, the car craze killed the logical public transit system

Obamacare works

Well this is one way to bike

Boxing Round-Up


Friday, July 26, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Thursday

Alright, it's Thursday. Passed the hump and time to dance!

Here are your highlights:

The GOP and the albatross of white racial panic

Texas v the Justice Department - yup, VRA was needed

Easy, simple technology Chromecast

Federal Reserve Chairman who will be the next pick? Hopefully not Larry 

U.S. beats Honduras moves onto Gold Cup final

The Republicans are trying to sabotage Obamacare -- when people tell me "both sides" it's stuff like this that I point out. We're dealing with an extreme flank of an unstable party. They are not living in the same reality and they're perfectly okay having Americans suffer. But yeah Obama's tone was mean once, so it's even, right?


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Wednesday

PBO is making a speech on the economy today. He should talk about the obstruction of the Congress, the lack of infrastructure in this country, public education, green jobs and stimulus checks to the 98% of us out here who don't use bottles of Ace of Spades as props. Sadly, until we kick the GOP out of the majority in Congress, nothing great will be accomplished. Anyone who doesn't show up to vote next year is to blame if you ask me. How's that for the Hump Day blues?

Here are your highlights:

The GOP is going to go all in on repealing Obamacare including a shut down...

California high court refuses to stop gay marriages

Early bubble in the housing market?

Bank thieves -- the way we treat our less fortunate is unfortunate

The frightening future if the GOP wins the House, the Senate and the Presidency


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Tuesday

Trying to limit my carbs makes me rage.

Here are your highlights:

Cities are safer

Harry Reid will not go down as the most clever Leader

Detroit by the numbers

Mike Lee is nucking futs

Stone Special Release: Farking Wheaton wOOtstout  -- one of the best releases I've had from Stone in a while. Rich and flavorful and 13.8%! Yes, it knocked me back a bit.


Monday, July 22, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Monday

I was off the grid most of last week. Mainly, because the Trayvon Martin result wore me out. I raged on Twitter for a bit, but the heartless and sociopathic responses of many was downright disgusting. I'm well rested now and ready to focus on the week ahead.

I wanted to give a shout out to Paddy K who passed his French exam and will now be shipping off to the luxurious Mauritius. We wish him and his family the best of luck! We'll miss ya buddy!

Here are your highlights:

NY craft distillery boom

Gun rights zealots want to buy Zimmerman a new gun

Reminder: the GOP doesn't want a better economy

LEGO Back to the Future

Scalia has "jumped the shark"


Friday, July 12, 2013

Snowden Roulette

The guy has spun his wheel and it's landed on Russia:

MOSCOW (AP) — Edward Snowden plans to seek asylum in Russia, a Parliament member who was among those meeting with the NSA leaker said Friday.

Duma member Vyacheslav Nikonov told reporters of Snowden’s intentions after he and a dozen other prominent officials and activists met with Snowden in the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, where Snowden has been marooned since June 23.

Snowden is believed to have been stuck in the airport’s transit zone since arriving from Hong Kong on June 23, as he negotiates for asylum in another country.
The activists included Sergei Nikitin, head of Amnesty International’s Russia office, and Tatiana Lokshina, deputy head of the Russian office of Human Rights Watch. Also taken into the meeting room were Russia’s presidential human rights ombudsman Vladimir Lukin, prominent attorney Genri Reznik, and Nikonov.

Nothing says principles like hiding out in a country ruled by mobsters and Putin.

He just better be sneaky, real sneaky.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Losing Hope - North Colorado

It's things like this that lead me to believe...we're headed toward an Idiocracy.


Representatives from 10 rural Colorado counties met this week to draw up plans for a 51st state they call "North Colorado," where they dream gun and oil laws will be more lax, Denver television station KCNC reported.

The secessionist movement grew out of its organizers' frustration with state lawmakers passing restrictions on guns and the oil and gas industry, as well as raising renewable energy standards for rural co-ops, according to KCNC.

The counties would need the approval of voters, the Colorado General Assembly and U.S. Congress to secede and form "North Colorado," according to the television station. Should the secession plan fail, county commissioners could propose a ballot initiative that would alter the state Senate so that each of Colorado's 64 counties would have its own senator to represent its interests.

“We need to figure out (a) way to re-enfranchise the people who feel politically disenfranchised now and ignored,” Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway told KCNC.

This is the fault of the socialist usurper Muslim is in the White House ruining traditional marriage and taking their freedom bullets. They have to protect democracy from the democratic process.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Tuesday

There's a lot to do. So much time so little to do...wait reverse that.

Here are your highlights:

The Supreme Court has unleashed the voter suppression 

Progress on gay marriage

Anyone defending health care companies at this point, kindly slam your head on your desk

Pre-Fourth of July fireworks

GGG is for real 

A righteous rant by No More Mister Nice Blog, I Owe My Soul to the Company's Banker -- more of this needs to be said. I don't care about Snowden. I care about the ordinary people being screwed daily by our overlords.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Back, Back to Cali Cali

I'm back from vacation. I arrived Tuesday into the hellish LAX, the hellish LA traffic and went to my job (not as hellish) red shirt and all. I was up for almost 24 hours straight before downing my Johnny Drum and calling it a night. Welcome back indeed.

Vacation was great. We went to the unknown world of Albuquerque. Dined on their nondescript green and red chile, saw our friends get married and danced the night away. Hopped a flight to Chicago stayed with a dear friend's family, then crashed at Longman & Eagle (a Chicago fine establishment), and watched the Blackhawks blow a game (WE DID IT STANLEY CUP-- days later). Followed that up with a train ride in business class, cuz that's how we do, enjoyed the scenery of rural Illinois and arrived in Mattoon, IL unscathed for the most part.

We got some boating in. The weather decided to play fortune's fool. It was nice one second, "Day After Tomorrow" the next. The wife's bf's wedding went off without much of a hitch and a tad bit cooler than expected -- the humidity would have slayed us. Central Illinois was introduced to the "crip walk" by yours truly. Then the lady and I were finally able to celebrate being married one year. We boated and cooked out with the fam, stayed on the boat and were able to reminisce on our first year as husband and wife. Perfect.

Coming back it seems like so much in the sphere I left behind has shifted suddenly. The VRA ruling has me still raging, yet the DOMA and Prop8 ruling has me relieved. It's odd that in two days, worlds have changed for millions of people. It reminds me of how lucky the wife and I are to enjoy certain pleasures in life. It also reminded me that heck, we're lucky to be married with people like Scalia, Alito, Roberts and Thomas still wielding their ignorance in court. The vacation was deserved and the fight continues.

So to show you wassup, here are a few pictures of our trip. Enjoy, we sure did!

(my get up for the NM wedding)

(Hello Chicago)

(Lodging at Longman & Eagle) 

(Father-in-law's John Deere Sprayer)

(On a boat)

(The storm that almost got us)

(Anniversary cake courtesy of BitterSweet in Chicago)

(The Farm)


Thanks for stopping by.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Heading on Vacation

We're heading to Albuquerque for a wedding, then Chicago for a couple of days, followed by a trip to Central Illinois (for another wedding). Somewhere along the way we're going to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary and relax on a boat. These past couple of days have been quite stressful, but it's over and I get to breathe. When I return hopefully we'll have some cool pictures to share with you all. Oh and the Mrs. bought an IPad Mini...so happy anniversary to us!

Sucky blogging to ensue for the next ten days. Not far from what you're currently accustomed to...


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Tuesday

It's been a scramble since Friday. I've been writing and writing some more. Maybe I'll be able to explain in due time. It's Hollywood ya'll.

Here are your highlights:

Obama calls GOP out on judge nominees

Both sides do it

Aurora movie shooting update, judge to rule

Chris Christie about to find out how much love he really has from the Right

Electricity and Wolverine claws, what could go wrong?


Thursday, May 30, 2013

It's Thursday

Weird. My days are all askew since I had Sunday and Monday off for the holiday. It's been a rough week. I've been dealing with managing the store while not being the store manager for quite some time. Looks like they'll be bringing in some outside hire, fine by me, just in the interim I'm doing the work. On top of that I'm lacking sleep.

I can't seem to settle down and relax. The bright side to this is -- I'm almost done with the first season of Game of Thrones. Lil Sis Frank was kind enough to lend me her dvds. I must say it's a compelling and well done show. Also too, nerds and swords.

No Dunkin today, but I had to share one link: The Questions People Get Asked About Their Race
Its hilarity only slightly eclipsed by its sadness. Good job NPR.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Friday

John Stewart sums up how I feel right now. Our priorities as a nation are skewed. At least it's Friday.

Here are your highlights:

Leaks and the First Amendment

Interesting archaeological find, Submerged Structure 

China's Air Pollution should be a warning to all

Our ever failing infrastructure it can be solved you know with gov't action and guess what it CREATES JOBS!

Replace gay with black and these responses sound familiar 

18th Annual Asian American Showcase in Chicago. This is where my career as a film actor began. It runs May 18-30th. Enjoy!


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Thursday

I got a lot done yesterday. Working on a new project. Looking forward to rockin out...oh wait work in a bout an hour.

Here are your highlights:

Terror in Britain

Welp, Weiner is running for mayor and people don't support him

Eric Garcetti new mayor of LA

Harry Reid again talking about filibuster reform

Did the world almost end in 1983?

Get your very own Daft Punk helmet 


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Wednesday

Thoughts and prayers go out to those in Oklahoma. If you can donate to the American Red Cross directly and skip all the gimicks. Whenever a natural disaster hits I think of living by the ocean...in California...and when we get an earthquake tremor my heart stops a bit. We're but small specs on this great big planet.

Here are your highlights:

Meet Virginia: E.W. Jackson, their very own Allen West -- completely nuts

Helicopters with money

The joke that is the Tea Party

About that deficit b.s.

Immigration will it die in the House?

Obama at Morehouse has opened up a lot of feelings. It's an interesting debate, one filled with a complex history.


Ninja Thought

Those who think they matter oft forget those who they say matter

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Tuesday

We're basically doing CrossFit at work right now. Moving tons of boxes of wine and shifting a ton of items around. I'm sore from head to toe. Back at it in a couple of hours...oh joy.

Here are your highlights:

Oklahoma the devastation and searching for survivors 

OK Senator Tom Coburn is just as a big of a jerk to his own constituents 

Apple is bad

I've been saying this for awhile now on the Tweet machines, all these faux-scandals will rally people around Obama

What do Superman and Batman smell like?

Support independent projects! My Gimpy Life, voted one of the top web series, is trying to make a Season 2. They have a Kickstarter up and need your support. Check it out!


Monday, May 20, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Monday

Anybody know how to switch this over to Wordpress? Anyone have any skillz? Hit me up. I'm thinking it's time for a makeover.

Here are your highlights:

Maureen Dowd has been writing the same column for eight years

While Wall St sits on stacks of cash, the poor continue to struggle

Make them suffer is the neocon motto

I think I'm switching to the dark side of the force

Monday Matthyse Boxing Round-Up

Virginia GOP has lost its damn mind. I can't tell you how embarrassing it is to say I'm from Virginia. Oh wait, I'm not. I'm from Northern Virginia -- I'm from D.C. Phew.


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Tuesday

Wow, what a clusterf*ck yesterday. I thought all news dumps were supposed to happen on Friday and get swept under the rug. Is it me or is all of it rather small? I'm don't care about the IRS "scandal", to me it makes sense after the Freedomworks debacle. It looks like the AP thing is more about AP and I already forgot what else I'm supposed to be angry about...

Here are your highlights:

Dick Cheney still evil still stupid

They've tried for over four years to pin Obama as corrupt and black

Six Retailers Sign to Upgrade Factories

GOP outreach

Reality Check on scandalmania

Austerity Kills Literally


Friday, May 10, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Friday

And I'm back. It's a been a long week. Luckily, yesterday I had the day off and celebrated my 32nd birthday with my amazing wife. We slept in, she made pancakes, we went to LACMA (saw an awesome Kubrick exhibit) and then had a decadent meal at Animal. Yes the name of the restaurant is Animal and it was probably the best meal I've had in LA. All in all it was just what the doctor ordered.

Here are your highlights:

Carbon Dioxide levels at dangerous high

West Texas explosion gets creepy

The goodness of a Joe Biden gaffe

Friday boxing mailbag

Megan Fox as April O'Neil in TMNT makes me beyond angry

Good news on jobs


Monday, May 6, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Monday

It's my birthday week and it's a busy one. Work has me hopping around to different places for training. I'm in the midst of figuring out what to do about my representation for acting and I supposed to be filming Tuesday and Wednesday on a new project. I kind of like being busy so I forget how old I will be...

Here are your highlights:

NRA Vendor has a "Obama" target

New York to sue Bank of America and Wells Fargo over mortgage packages

Why Israel Bombed Syria

Someone watched "In the Line of Fire" and thought cool we should market that! *Headdesk

Welp, Mayweather dominated. I was in the camp of "I hope he ages tonight" -- he's a brilliant boxer and a terrible role model

WANT: Balcony Grill


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Wednesday

Let's do this!

Here are your highlights:

3 More in Custody in Boston case

Apparently our fore fathers were cannibals...

Yup, our masses are stupid -- Wolverines!

Speaking of stupid, Maureen Dowd

Stop giving children guns

Probably gonna taste like the ocean, Shipwreck Whiskey

This Mom wins the day! Illustrative Napkins


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Tuesday

I'm so glad it's Tuesday. I hate Monday at work now. I literally stare at a computer all day while still on my feet. It's not ideal. I'm not much of an "office hours" guy, hence the retail career path. On Monday's though it's scheduling and office day in the booze world; it's something I can do without. Today is a day off, time to work out and then write.

Here are your highlights:

It's refreshing having a Commander in Chief who is not eager to jump into war -- for no good reason

The Boston investigation gets wider

CNN to release a morning show, "New Day"

Bonddad Blog for the win! Take that austerity asshats!

Ok, the deficit is not the problem, can we start creating jobs now?!

Heartwarming story of the week, an athlete chooses bone marrow donation over his career


Monday, April 29, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Monday

And it's Monday. Already here and back into action. Lots going on that hopefully I'll be able to share in the near future. Till then enjoy these awesome links!

Here are your highlights:

Too little too late, Justice O'Connor says she kind of sort of regrets her vote on Gore v Bush

NBA player comes out

Boston bombing: Misha turns up

Republicans propose bullet sequester, it might be one of the craziest moves to date

Chew doesn't look like it'll be made into a tv show, did racebending have something to do with it? 

Former lawmakers research ET

A look at the Redskins Draft


Friday, April 26, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Friday

Off to work again. Looks like I might be signing onto a new web series for an episode...cross your fingers! Looking forward to Sunday, some time to rest and beer!

Here are your highlights:

Jon Stewart on George W. Bush Library

When the GOP makes cuts, it hurts our first responders  Boston included

Shorter Congress, rich guys can't feel the sequestration pain

Worst Idea Ever -- there's a theme this week, we're run by selfish assholes

Notes on the economy, housing shows strong signs and yes the gubbament need to spend (see above)

NFL DRAFT: The mighty Redskins will be picking today, be on the look out as we build a stronger team around RG3 and our gaping holes in the secondary


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Thursday

Car is in the shop. Rockin the Nissan Altima rental. Still can't get over my paranoid feeling that there's a contingent of bad LA drivers out to get me. I think I'm becoming a California native slowly, but surely.

Here are your highlights:

Syria has used "chemical weapons" -- faint smell of the Clinton years

Bush Library opens, has everyone forgotten already how bad of a president he truly was? The idea that he gets a library instead of a trial makes me a bit queazy.

Kinds of Crazy

The cost of being Iron Man 3

Gun debate is barely being debated

GOP still going after Obamacare, still not creating jobs. They literally are getting paid to do nothing.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ninja Thought

Joseph Smith Ninja

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Get Your Dunkin Wednesday

Yesterday was excellent...except I had a little too much beer. I'll share some pics later. I've gotta spend this morning getting the car checked out.

Here are your highlights:

The odd ricin case, Elvis is free

Friends on the East Coast! Kollaboration New York auditions

People on Terrorism Watch List Not Blocked from Buying Guns -- Uhhhhmerica!

Photopshop mailer check, photoshop out minorities double-check

How the Redskins can sign their draft picks

The Right-Wing mindset as so eloquently displayed by Rush Limbaugh

NASA for the win!


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Tuesday

The wife is home. The beer can now flow! I kid. Today, a couple of us from work are heading to the Bruery for a tour and tasting. It's one of those cool perks one gets when working for a purveyor of alcoholic beverages. I'll be sure to take a lot of pictures.

In other news, I was up way too late writing last night. I'm starting to have achieve a nice pattern in my writing. Yes, I lack sleep, but for some reason it works for me. I'm hoping with diligence I can make big things happen. Cuz, hey "we do big things!"

Here are your highlights:

Early Thinking: The bombing suspects worked on their own

Austerity is stupid and people speak in Gibberish to defend it

The Right attack Newtown families and Gabby Giffords - classy

Finally, Max Baucus to retire, his legacy will be that of being a puppet for the health care industry

California Legalize Marijuana now

Cool article about LA's Koreatown


Monday, April 22, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Monday

(I'm obsessed with this song right now. Might even see the movie because of the soundtrack)

Well we made it to Monday. How's everyone feeling? Hopefully rested. I'd like to say I accomplished a lot, I did okay. The pages are coming slowly, but surely. The wife comes back from her trip today, so I must clean before work. Duty calls!

Here are your highlights:

Boston, the investigation continues, were there more attacks planned?

Oh look Maureen Dowd is wrong even to an editor of the NRO

My friend Ben likes beer and he writes about it

Boxing Round Up

The futility of blaming Islam

Conservative economist will soon by considered an oxymoron

This should be said tirelessly -- "Not an Enemy Combatant"


Friday, April 19, 2013

Mid-Day Update

I drop off the wife at the airport at 6am this morning, went back to bed and slept in. I have no desire to be glued to the tv all day. This has been a dark week, however we've had many bright spots where we're reminded of our human heart. I hope everyone remains safe, no one else gets hurt and we bring this week to closure sooner than later.

Here are your highlights:

One Boston Suspect At-Large

Pacific Arts Movement Spring Showcase April 18-25

The residents of Watertown on lockdown

Alvarez v Trout - I think Alvarez wears Trout down and pulls out a close decision

Legislator from Arkansas probably shouldn't be allowed to talk, ever, again

We're ruled by cowards


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Thursday

I've worked nine days in a row. This past week was inventory week and I'm exhausted hence the zero postage. Today is a celebratory day, it's my wife's birthday! Last night we went to a nearby Italian BYOB on Montana Ave, then hit up Yogurtland (one of her favorites). I've still got some tricks up my sleeves for today. Her gift should be arriving soon in the mail and tonight I'm taking her out to eat at a place we've never dined at before...it's gonna be niiiiice.

It's a tumultuous past couple of days. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those effected by Boston, Texas and the failure of the gun control bill. We will overcome.

Here are your highlights:

The cowardice of the Senate and the NRA control of the Senate

Starving children, the way of austerity

Worst person of the day, Glenn Reynolds aka Instapundit

Texas fertilizer plant hadn't been inspected

CNN major fail

Boston, the aftermath. Obama "A bomb can't beat us"


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ten Years Later

It amazes me how many of these jerks still have "credibility." We should be shaming them in the public square.

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Get Your Dunkin Thursday

Exciting fight this weekend. Hopefully I'll get off work on time to catch it. Donaire has cemented himself as the best Filipino fighter on the planet. Sorry Pac-Man, you're still in my heart, but this young kid is strong, fast, has better boxing skills and isn't past his prime. Nonito Donaire has to ice Rigondeaux to make a big statement.

Here are your highlights:

Gun Bill passes first Senate test

The Republicans take Obama's budget, their own proposals and shove it back in the president's face. When will these guys get punished for their dishonesty?

Rand Paul at Howard University, not good for the ole "minority outreach" thing

Well, if all else fails, blame Zombies

Huge recall for car air bags, Toyota and Honda. Be safe people!


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Wednesday

I've been up way too late the last couple of days writing. I'm inspired, but boy am I exhausted. I also closed at work last night and now I gotta go back in less than twelve hours later. Oh boy. I'm going to be the walking dead today. Anyone know how to shoot coffee straight to the vein?

Here are your highlights:

Chained CPI is just another way for people to raid Social Security

The Right hates Melissa Harris-Perry now 

Governor Ultrasound

Movement on background checks at gun shows? Not going to hold my breath

The Republicans keep moving the goal posts

TNC has been simply brilliant about the new Brad Paisley song featuring LL Cool J. His latest Against the "Conversation on Race" is excellent.


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Tuesday

My laptop is acting all funky. Gonna take it easy. I think it's burnt out from all the March Madness.

Tuesday's normally are no fun anyway. Harrumph.


Monday, April 8, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Monday

I had a solid weekend. Worked. Michigan won. NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP game baby! This hasn't happened since I was a kid wearing too baggy shorts and a Michigan Starter jacket. I'm not gonna lie, I picked against my own team in my bracket. Mainly because my brackets never work out the way I like, but I'm so glad I was wrong. This weekend also marked the first time I went to mass as a Catholic. It was topped off with the wife and I bringing up the gifts. A special moment for the both of us. Then I had a writer's meeting with an accomplished screenwriter to work on my pilot script and guess what? I don't suck! I'm onto something, I just need to make some slight changes, tighten somethings and should have what I want. Not too bad for a weekend, not too bad at all.

Here are your highlights:

Reid bluffs on the filibuster again

Treasury secretary Jack Lew goes to Europe and tells them austerity is stupid -- hmm, shouldn't we be saying the same thing to ourselves?

Margaret Thatcher dies, I don't have much else to add

Phrase of the week: "Give people goodies"

Fugg SNL and their stupid Kim Jong-Un sketches. There are plenty of funny Asians out there, quit being lazy, do your diligence and stop doing uncreative crap.

Jim Beam Distiller's Masterpiece


Friday, April 5, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Friday

I've got head to work early. Pulling a clopen.

Here are your highlights:

Obama's risky budget proposal

Soon it will be out of place to be an anti-gay marriage Senator

Cabinet members take pay cut

Federal Judge strikes down restrictions on morning-after pill

GO BLUE! Trey Burke wins Wooden Award

RIP Roger Ebert, you were one of a kind and you will be missed. Two thumbs up!


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Thursday

It's Thursday already? I've have a mild week. Work, training new people, running the store and well trying to get my agent to work for me. I'll be switching representation in May no matter what happens this month. I'm writing and hopefully I will be able to share new projects in the summer. Yes, you will finally get to see me in action. And by action I mean zero parkour and zero martial arts. I'm a ninja, I don't show off like that!

Here are your highlights:

Conn. passes gun control law

White supremacists suspected in Colorado killing 

I believe our children are the future, take their lunches away if they can't pay...wait what?!

Initial jobs claims explained

Arrested Development returns on May 26th

"Chink's" sign comes down, local outrage is just as stupid and racist as you would expect

New James Blake song


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Tuesday

I'm back! It was a special Lent season for me as some of you know. On Saturday I was finally baptized,  confirmed and received first communion at St. Monica's. I am now a Catholic. The journey was trying at times, frustrating even, but my faith only grew stronger. It probably seems odd that someone my age and during these times would decide to become Catholic...on paper sure I can understand that. For me though it made perfect sense. After being baptized I felt a weight lift off my shoulders, I feel young again, full of hope and focus -- all of which can be contributed to my faith. I can't thank those of you who offered support enough. I'm truly blessed with an amazing family (sis drove from San Diego to sit through a three and half hour mass). A special thanks to Paddy K for his guidance and patience as I worked through the journey. And a very special thank you to my wife, my sponsor who without which I wouldn't be half the man I am today. If anyone has questions or wants to know about RCIA, feel free to email me. Thanks for stopping by! - Vitus

Here are your highlights:

When You're Mixed Race, Just One Box is Not Enough

The DOMA game in the Supreme Court

Pipeline breaks in Arkansas, why isn't this the biggest story of the week?

Farmer with a discovery of a lifetime

UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal Symposium April 6th 

Pope Francis has given Catholics everywhere hope. His gestures thus far are rooted in humility and it is truly inspiring


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Rand Paul is an Idiot

This needs to be said *headslamondesk

(ninja vanish)

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Taking a Break

I've been taking a bit of a break from the blog the past week or so. Some good things have been happening. Mostly, though, it's been rather negative all over the media of late. As part of my Lent I'm trying to block out the noise as best as I can. I still use Twitter daily for the most part -- can't quit it and yes I can be negative on it -- I'm weak like anybody else.

Rock on.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Friday

Yesterday was a nice Hallmark day. The wife surprised me with a gift of Willett Family Estate Single Barrel Rye. It's mighty nice. I gifted her a scarf from one her favorite stores and made a delicious (if I do so say myself) scallop and italian sausage pasta dish. Recipe available upon request ;) On another note I disabled comments a while back because I was getting too much spam. If anyone knows how to bring that option back in this here archaic interface let me know! Or email me frank.chow.pundit - gmail. Thanks buddies!

Here are your highlights:

Illinois Senate passes gay marriage legislation!! 

Yesterday a meteor hit Russia, 9 videos capture the moment

Chris Cillizza everything that's wrong with our media

Let's get a love shack baby

Happy Blogiversary to Angry Asian Man

In a time of war -- the GOP blocks the nominee for Secretary of Defense

Ladies and gentlemen, SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Thursday

I woke up this morning to some clinking and clamoring in the kitchen. The next thing I knew I was presented with dark chocolate pancakes in bed. Sometimes these Hallmark holidays work out in a man's favor. I'm truly a lucky guy. Hope your Valentine's Day goes just as well!

Here are your highlights:

Encouraging jobs report

The GOP has gone overboard, Trouble for Hagel nomination

Tesla v. the NYT

A love song by Rhye

Pelosi House Speaker again?

Whimsical bridge

A new documentary, Don't Stop Believin'


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Wednesday

I have to work all day. We have a corporate visit -- oh joy! But I do have an hour or so to share with you today's highlights with a couple of positives as Lent has begun. This is gonna be tough!

Here are your highlights:

Watching the State of the Union with Undocumented Immigrants - we rarely hear this story

Nom nom Valentine's Day recipes

Summing up the right-wing

A newly designed IPA glass, sounds like just what I need at home


The battle over minimum wage begins -- I'm kind of baffled this is even a discussion. $9 is nearly impossible to live off of, let alone support a family. Are our corporate overlords that vindictive...? If it's the starting off point to maybe increase hard working folks hourly wage, it'd be great. Also too, golden parachutes for everyone


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fat Tuesday

I was going to do a Dunkin, but I felt most everything being posted today was about the same couple of things; the Pope, State of the Union and Ted Nugent. As many of you know this is the beginning of a special Lent for me, at the end of it, I'll be baptized and confirmed into the Catholic Church. I'll probably be all over the map emotionally, however part of Lent is finding peace throughout the 40 days.

As a part of my Lent, this blog will become more positive. It is often easy to get wrapped up in all the negative that swirls about us. We tend to point out differences, rage about our opponents and forget that there's good in this world. It'll be tough for me, I won't lie, Frank loves to rage...I will still probably rage -- nobody's perfect.

Today, though is Fat Tuesday, so I'll indulge in some gluttony -- started the morning off with pizza -- and remind all of you tonight, during the President's State of the Union, to play whichever drinking game makes you feel most patriotic!


Friday, February 8, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Friday

It's been a busy busy week. We have a big sale on at work and I've been working 6am to 4pm pretty much the past couple of days. I'm exhausted...on top of that I decided, like the genius I am, to begin working out four days a week. No pain no gain.

Here are your highlights:

Ahead of the SOTU Teachers Unions pushing to the president support voter rights

The manhunt for Christopher Dorner, crazy ex-cop and cops shooting the wrong people...

Childhood awesome, Calvin & Hobbes

A huge blizzard on its way to the East Coast

On drones and self-defense

Duke University Kappa Sigma "Asian" party, racist and not funny. I knew I hated Duke for more than one reason. On a similar note, a customer came into work the other day and two white women told me they were having a "China" party at work. They asked me for Chinese beer and anything to mix that would be "Chinese." It took everything in my personal being not to ask them what they meant by "China" party. I didn't feel like it was worth it to get fired over, but damn where do these people get off?


Monday, February 4, 2013

All of the Lights, All of the Lights

Something constructive likely won't come out of the Super Bowl outage. Like oh say, infrastructure investment...it's kind of pathetically predictable at this point.

Bonddad brings us a truck load of depressing facts:

There was a 30 minute black out during the Super Bowl last night, which seems like an appropriate time to bring up the terrible state of the US' infrastructure.

Here's the report card of the US' infrastructure:

Aviation D
Bridges C
Dams D
Drinking Water D-
Energy D+
Hazardous Waste D
Inland Waterways D-
Levees D-
Public Parks and Recreation C-
Rail C-
Roads D-
Schools D
Solid Waste C+
Transit D
Wastewater D-
America's Infrastructure GPA: D
Estimated 5 Year Investment Need: $2.2 Trillion

Would this be a great way to lower unemployment and get the economy moving again? It did work for China, after all.

But teh deficit and teh inflation are ruining our future. Also too, We're Number 1! We're Number 1!

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Get Your Dunkin Monday

It was wild wild one. A game to remember for its utter absurdity and its tension filled finish. Man, I'm gonna miss football! Congrats to the Ravens the game played out close to how I thought it would...except for the blackout. What an odd Super Bowl story, but hey it's the NFL! Time for my man RG3 to get healthy and rocket back to the playoffs.

Here are your highlights:

John Harbaugh and the Ravens

White House AAPI will be in Houston on February 23rd

Going Godwin

The new GOP strategy "Extortion politics"

Man spends 7 years drawing an incredible maze

Howard Kurtz sucks -- more defense of the right-wing media

And the best news, Robert Griffin III wins the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year!! It wasn't even close and a much deserved accomplishment for the young QB. A quick and healthy recovery to RG3!


Thursday, January 31, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Thursday

I need a new job, anybody have any leads?

Here are your highlights:

For Asian-Americans, Immigration Backlogs a Major Hurdle

The GOP still has a "47 percent" problem

U.S. sues over AB-InBev take over of Modelo

John McCain has been wrong about everything, but go ahead and give him more show time

I stick with the term gun fetishists 

Eliminate the field goal in football? 


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Even China Hates the New York Times Paywall

No, really. File this under -- shit you just can't make up.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Tuesday

I'm jamming out to the new Tegan and Sara. Heading to work.

Here are your highlights:

The Immigration Debate, anyone saying "amnesty" is an asshole

Hillary is going to be Super

SNES coffee table, don't tell the Mrs.

UK continues to prove Austerity doesn't work

Big news in Hollywood, Kevin Tsujihara becomes new CEO of Warner Bros.  -- although I doubt anything will really change for Asian-Americans in terms of characters, narrative and opportunities. Have you seen the trailer for the new Gerard Butler film...


Monday, January 28, 2013

Ninja Thought

Appease not those who will never be satisfied

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Get Your Dunkin Monday

The wife is off on a work trip, so I'm in SM alone -- writing -- and then working. This weekend was not long enough. I'm beginning to look for new work with hopes of finding a similar schedule where I can keep auditioning and such. Over the weekend I tried the impossible -- I tried to watch the Sunday Shows...I lasted a whole 30 seconds before I wanted to throw the tv through the window. Needless to say I quickly turned on a movie and saved myself the pain.

Here are your highlights:

Immigration reform has movement, the problem? It's still being done in archaic fashion.

Climate Change -- we're looking at it being "far worse"

The insular Republican world

Gun nuts are nutty

Lucas Matthysse made a statement, who's next?

Red State America - profits on the backs of those with no health insurance -- awesome...


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Thursday

I've got work. Enjoy these links!

Here are your highlights:

Senate GOP meet John Kerry

Enough of this Beyonce non-troversy, Shakesville

Advice to the World

Flip it and get away! License plate flipper

A look at the choices for the Republicans in 2016

I appear on the latest episode of the Matthew Filipowicz Show around minute 34:00. Please support the show and become a member if you can. AAPI IN THE HOUSE!!


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Mid-Day Update

I slept in apologies. Tonight the wife and I are attending the LA Art Show premiere party. We're excited to be attending this classy and unique event. Two newly made friends were kind enough to invite us and we couldn't say no. Granted, I'm going to feel a bit poor and maybe a bit out of place, but I'm always okay playing pretend. Plus we get to view a ton of amazing art, something the Mrs. and I enjoy and don't get to do often enough.

Here are your highlights:

Hillary Clinton talks Benghazi and it gets a bit heated

Rep. Paul Broun needs to re-read the Constitution

Obama GOAT?

Steve M. thinks the Right is gonna run with Hillary soundbites

GOP really doesn't have a hand to play debt or budget wise

Excellent article by ESPN about the "Lost Super Bowl Heroes." One of them Ricky Sanders


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Tuesday

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

I worked yesterday morning. Then I head to church for my weekly meeting. I wasn't feeling it when I walked in and then Monsignor chatted with me. It was a normal and most basic of conversations, but him simply asking about my day, my wife and family was exactly what I needed. A lot is happening in March with me. I'm excited and it's the littlest moments that make the journey so special.

As for inauguration day, the second time is much sweeter. Not nearly as celebratory, but more so satisfying. America is changing. We started the ball rolling. There is a lot of work to do I know...let's just remember we won't see this many firsts in sometime. I can now look forward to the inevitable election of our first Asian-American president, our first female president, our first Latino president, our first gay president and the list goes on. Will these all be in my lifetime? I hope so and for once I can say I think a couple may be so while I'm alive.

Here are your highlights:

The discomfort with an unapologetic president

Rude Pundit says what the prez can't 

300 million year old part?

David Brooks, I think he is now just trolling 

The opposite of brave your GOP


Friday, January 18, 2013

Get Your Dunkin Friday

Here we are again. Back to Friday already. This month is moving at lightening speed and is shaping up to be more fun than expected. The wife and I were invited to a large art expo this coming Wednesday. It's full of celebs, art and free booze. Then the wife is headed to Seattle and Phoenix for the first time on work, so that's sad for me since I can't go, but awesome for her. I'm still writing, meeting and acting away. 2013 let's get this ball rolling!

Here are your highlights:

The Debt Ceiling Battle looks to be over

I have no words

The NRA ever classy says it's Obama's fault that he receives so many death threats

This man shops at JCPenney with an arsenal

Featherweight Showdown

Those annoying scanners in the airport, RIP