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'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!