Obama’s Smokescreen

March 21, 2008 at 7:53 am (Barack Obama, Politics) (, , , , , , )

Someone went snooping around in Barack Obama’s passport file at the State Department. Obama’s people are up in arms, issuing the following statement :

“This is an outrageous breach of security and privacy, even from an Administration that has shown little regard for either over the last eight years. Our government’s duty is to protect the private information of the American people, not use it for political purposes. This is a serious matter that merits a complete investigation, and we demand to know who looked at Senator Obama’s passport file, for what purpose, and why it took so long for them to reveal this security breach,” Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement.

I personally watched MSNBC cover this for over an hour, nonstop, since the story broke.

Intentional or not, this is a smokescreen by Obama’s campaign, which the media will gladly, with a smile, a “‘shiver up the leg”, a steak and a blowjob, cooperate with. Ok, it is a big deal, people shouldn’t really be snooping around in your records, especially records which detail every country you’ve visited your whole life…but um, don’t try to make it into some kinda conspiracy…”the man’s out to get you” thing. It just isn’t. Its a plain case of a couple of employees recognizing a name and being curious, and well… breaking a few laws in doing so and therefore got their ass fired, end of story. It would be cool to say “if I see coverage of this story continue till Monday I’ll strip off my clothes and roll in dog shit” but I’m pretty sure I would be doing some rolling on Monday if I were to take that to heart. My problem is, its only been a few hours since the story came out but hey, lets move on. What the fuck is next? “BREAKING NEWS : OBAMA’S MISSING HIS SOCKS”?

Its a whole new Pandora’s box being opened, examining and speculating all sorts of bullshit (the Republicans are behind it, Hillary Clinton is behind it, whether they added shit in the file, what they did with it, the timeline, why they did it,…ahh!)…that almost, conveniently I might add, takes our minds off the scandal of the last two weeks. But, give it up, the Obama campaign needs to join the pack and make up more stupid excuses for my entertainment about Obama’s story of “typical white people” or about how much Rev. Wright means to them….because this shit is not going to make us forget it.

*UPDATE*

Turns out, the 2 nosy employees who checked out Obama’s file….checked out McCain’s file and Clinton’s file as well!! So now the attention is again shared between his diversionary tactic speech, described by MSNBC’s Chris Matthew’s (seen in drag in this video) as one Abraham Lincoln would give…and ofcourse his relationship with Rev. Wright.

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The Curse of Coursework

March 19, 2008 at 11:11 pm (Life, Stress, UWI) (, , , )

Unlike a mid-term exam, a coursework project is an ongoing curse that keeps you busy from the time the due date is announced. I haven’t seen morning in over 3 days, yet little progress is being made because I have 3 projects to do simultaneously, given the fact that they are all due around the same time. It raises the question, which is better? An exam for which you can cram the night before, go in, finish in 2 hours and be done with, or a project, with no studying, but a constant pain in the ass until it leaves your hand and into the lecturer’s? The answer I  think, neither. School on the whole just sucks. I much rather just have a 100% final. Times like these make me wish I could fast-forward through it all like Adam Sandler in Click..

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Caribbean Cinemas 8 Movie Tickets Increase

March 17, 2008 at 8:19 pm (Entertainment, Life, Movies, Rants, Trinidad) (, , , )

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Sign outside CC8, Trincity Mall

Yes. Believe it or not, even the price to see a movie has increased. But why? I know the price of flour, sugar, milk, etc has increased, but what the fuck does that have to do with movies? And furthermore, do they even need extra income, given the sheer amount of ads they have before each movie. Last movie I saw, “27 Dresses”, had 30 minutes of ads before it began :

 

 

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PepsiAd.jpg Pepsi Ad again, this is no mistake, they always show the same Pepsi ad 3-4 times in succession for some weird reason

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So is it just me, or is anyone getting the feeling that the business community is arbitrarily hiking up prices for absolutely no reason? The sad thing is, it has yet to backfire because the lines are still long..

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The Wise Men of the Toilet Stalls

March 16, 2008 at 6:49 am (Funny, Life, Misc, Trinidad) (, , , , , , , , )

Here are some snaps of the invaluable knowledge passed on to every person that uses the bathroom in these particular toilets nationwide

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Missed A Spot pt2

March 16, 2008 at 6:27 am (Trinidad)

The highly paid CEPEP workers just happened to miss another spot this week..next to a pan yard in Curepe

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Wrighting off Obama

March 15, 2008 at 8:32 am (Celebrities, Funny, Life, Misc, Politics, Rants, Trinidad, UWI) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Well! There are a number of things I could have blogged about today..it could have been :

Steve-O held with coke (apparently its all 80’s Miami now in Hollywood) going into the nut house..

UWI’s launch of a “virtual campus” in July (the physical one is already in a total mess would the virtual one just be a collection of error messages and viruses?)

a Minister in the Ministry of Finance saying “Fuck you” to everyone that’s concerned about the ridiculous rate of inflation in Trinidad

or my favorite, what came in as a very close second..

the beating and “citizen’s arrest” of 4 men from Ghana trying to sneak into Trinidad from Moruga

But this story just takes the cake, the frosting, ice-cream, candles and the gifts.

Barack Obama has been a member and active follower of the United Trinity Church of Christ in Chicago for over 20 years, a church which describes itself here:

We are a congregation which is Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian… Our roots in the Black religious experience and tradition are deep, lasting and permanent. We are an African people, and remain “true to our native land,” the mother continent, the cradle of civilization. God has superintended our pilgrimage through the days of slavery, the days of segregation, and the long night of racism. It is God who gives us the strength and courage to continuously address injustice as a people, and as a congregation. We constantly affirm our trust in God through cultural expression of a Black worship service and ministries which address the Black Community.

Wow. Sounds like a Black Panther/Farrakhanist cult to me. But…it’s a church, and i’m assuming they do pray and stuff…so we can probably let this slide. Obama has been recently trying to force it down the throat of the public that he’s African-American, so news like this can probably go in his favor, especially among Black voters.

..However, the detail of quintessential interest regarding Obama’s affiliation to this church is the role of Reverend Jeremiah Wright Jr., who’s been on the job at the church for 36 years :

  • Obama has claimed Wright is his “pastor, friend and spiritual mentor”Obama and Wright
  • Obama claims Wright to be the source of inspiration for his attempt to put himself on equal footing with Hillary Clinton, seeing that she published a best selling book just before running for the Democratic nomination book, “The Audacity of Hope”, modelled after hearing one of his sermons.
  • Mr. Wright is one of the first people Mr. Obama thanked after his election to the Senate in 2004.
  • Mr. Obama personally consulted Wright before deciding to run for President. He prayed privately with Mr. Wright before announcing his candidacy last year.
  • Wright was officially part of Obama’s campaign for President
  • Obama donated $22,500 (and reportedly up to $200,000 in total) to Wright’s church in 2006
  • Wright officiated at Obama’s wedding
  • Wright baptized Obama’s children

In a nutshell, they go way back. Insinuating Obama is trying to court evangelical voters you say? Quite the contrary, unintentional or not.

The problem is Reverend Wright has a history of making the craziest, leftist, most radical, racist, inflammatory comments at his sermons, many of which were faithfully attended by Mr. Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama for the last 20 years. Here are just a few excerpts :

“Hillary is married to Bill, and Bill has been good to us….No, he ain’t! Bill did us, just like he did Monica Lewinsky. He was riding dirty.”

“Hillary ain’t never been called a n****r.”

“The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people….God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.” – 2003 sermon

We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye”

“We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost
(First sermon after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center – September 16th 2001)

lol. Absolutely unbelievable. This truly is Obama’s swiftboat. He began using race as his vehicle to securing the nomination, only to have it breakdown and explode in his face. The whole “i’m Black” thing is now in our faces, but not at all in a positive light. Similar to John Kerry using the swiftboat story as his method for bragging about how heroic he is, only to have it thrown back in his face, raising questions about his honesty and war hero credentials.

Obama is basically best friends with a Black supremicist and an anti-patriot. It doesn’t even matter whether he denounces Farakkhan anymore, if you’re buddies for 20 years with a guy that says the same thing that Farrakhan does. As a matter of fact it raises the question as to whether he really did truely denounce Farakkhan when confronted live with the fact that Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam supports his campaign.

The issue also brings up a number of interesting things about Obama :

  • What is his real reason for not supporting the war in Iraq…? Because its wrong…?…or because America is just a war-mongering state that randomly drops bombs on people..?
  • Did he intentionally not put his arm over his heart for the American anthem because he was really thinking “God Damn America?”
  • Were his wife’s comments about “being proud to be American for the first time” motivated from Wright’s sermons?
  • What does he really think about the Israel/Palestine conflict?
  • Would Wright still be part of his campaign if these facts weren’t brought to light? And if so, if elected as President of the “God-damned” America, what role will Rev. Wright officially play as a personal or official advisor?The fun still doesn’t stop. Even with 1000 words. The Obama campaign has been attempting to control the damage, reluctantly removing Wright from the official campaign and with Obama coming up with a video of a bullshit, sincere as a pathological liar on laughing gas, illogical to anyone with an IQ above 10 denouncement of the pastor’s statements, a considerable time after the story broke, which means he himself reluctantly did so, after leaving room hoping the story would go away.Certain idiots on blogs that I’ve read are also saying shit like “Obama’s minister’s words and beliefs aren’t Obamas” ,“Trinity has done a lot for the community and his words don’t make it racist” and similar nonsensical phrases. This is my response :
  • Why would someone donate thousands of dollars to an organization they kinda support?
  • Technically, the Nazis were a political party too
  • Why would someone wake up every Sunday morning, get dressed, and bring their wife and children to sermons from someone for TWENTY YEARS/20 years/Vingt années/Veinte años/20年/二十年 which contain statements which you “vehemently disagree and strongly condemn”. That, has my honor of being the biggest load of insulting-to-my-intelligence bullshit I’ve ever heard in my life. What the fuck? Were the sermons required courses for his degree? Even for those I walk out or stop going when the lecturer starts straying off-topic and talking irrelevant stuff ….How about Hillary Clinton attending KKK rallies for 20 years, having a Klansman for her godfather and then trying to talk her way out of it…and worse yet carry on her presidential campaign??? Where are the Newsweek articles and covers with Obama’s face with headings like “Is it time to call it quits”?

It really is all amazing. These next few days will be interesting. If this doesn’t scare off white people into not voting for this man, I don’t know what will, a picture of him with Saddam? Obama needs to quit his nonsense, stop his lies and two-facedness, and bow out of the race hoping he gets Secretary of State or something, but most importantly, stop taking us for fucking idiots.

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“Mary-Ann” caught with Mary Jane..?

March 12, 2008 at 7:39 am (Celebrities)

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Dawn Wells through the years..

Dawn Wells sentenced to 6 months probation for possession of marijuana

No, it isn’t about lesbians. Gary Coleman, Britney Spears, Lindsey Lohan, Michael Jackson, R.Kelly…now Dawn Wells, better known to us all as the innocent, cute, Mary-Ann from Gilligan’s Island. Well, the curse of fame got her too. She was caught with a good amount of marijuana driving home from a birthday party (she is now 69).  What the fuck is a woman her age doing with weed?? Not to mention lying to the police about it too. Geez, are there any celebrities immune from this fate of a gradual descent into disgrace?

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Obama Cartoons Too Good to Keep to Myself

March 8, 2008 at 8:42 am (Funny, Politics)

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50 Cent and the G-Unit of Trinidad

March 7, 2008 at 6:57 am (Music, Trinidad)

I’ve carefully followed the careers and lyrics of the Jamaican Dancehall artist Mavado and American Rap artists 50 Cent/G Unit since they came on the music scene.

I predicted that they would both be stars..but more so 50 Cent because he is a little more versatile, being able to collaborate with artists outside of his genre like Justin Timberlake. However, I don’t support the content of most of his music, i.e violence, gangs, sex. I thought that evidence to prove that the popularity of his negative music has a bolstering effect on crime levels and the audacious nature of criminals in Trinidad was impossible..until, almost as if it were only for the sole purpose of proving me wrong :

G-Unit Gang Strikes

“Police believe the hit was carried out by the notorious G-Unit gang, a group which started in Port-of-Spain and has spread its tentacles into the East-West corridor”.

Another G-Unit Member Gunned Down

“Julien is the third G Unit member to be killed within the past two weeks.

Sources said following the September 16 killing of G Unit leader Kerwyn “Fresh” Phillip, there has been an internal struggle in the gang for the leadership position. However, the struggle intensified after it was learned that people from within the gang were responsible for Phillip’s murder.

Following this disclosure, the G Unit gang became divided, with Julien leading a “fragmented section”. “

Wow. They even have their own splinter cells. Yes. Trinidad has its very own G-UNIT gang that’s going around killing people…CLEARLY influenced by the music of 50 Cent and G-Unit. Even though these people may have still been doing this in a parallel world where there is no 50 Cent or G-Unit, calling themselves the Dave Matthews Band or something, the fact that they have modeled or arguably, are modeling, themselves after artists who produce such music as 50 Cent or G-Unit proves that their music is not having a positive effect on Trinidad, or just young people in general. How could it with lines such as :

I got X
Meth and slabs of cocaine
So the feds wanna search
It’s like arabs boardin’ tha planes


Nigga, I’m high all the time…
I smoke that good shit.
I stay high all the time…
Man I’m on some hood shit


You cross me and you gon’ make a cemetary visit
That’s gangsta, you know me I told it, cuz I live it


Teflon, kevlar, need to wrap it round your chest
You pop off they pop back and you get left a bloody mess
Mac 11 mac 10 time for some action
Dump a clip out this bitch and see how niggaz act then

Everything’s cooler than a fan till you rolled on
Have you in the I.C.U. tryin to hold on
Niggas in the waitin room been waitin so long
Till they hear the flatline the doc say he’s gone, he’s gone (Ha ha, that’s fucked up!!!)
Well he knew that could happen fuckin with the kid
This is graveyard music right here ya dig?
This is not competition this is murder

We “dig” you loud and clear. You make violent, negative, fucked-up music that is dangerous for young impressionable minds to listen to. Out of 5 songs that I randomly picked, 3 are about guns, shooting guns, or atleast killing someone and 2 are about drugs. The rest would be about sex, the ghetto, or how rich he is.

In light of the current crime situation, Trinidad should explore some measure of censorship of music such as 50 Cent’s…maybe even do it the Iranian way and ban the thing altogether :
Iran Bans Rap Music

People need to understand that everyone is different. You may say that you’re normal and you don’t kill or maim people yet you listen to 50 Cent and G-Unit and their genre of music, but there are frustrated, foolish people out there for who listening to such music may be the last push towards them committing a crime.

Freedom of speech, artist expression, “music doesn’t cause violence, people do” – my ass. There is a fricking gang of criminals calling themselves G-Unit for shit’s sake. Its time to do something…………before an all-out war erupts among the Flipmode squad from Felicity, Dipset gang from Diego Martin, St. Lunatics crew from St. Augustine, D12 from Chaguanas and The Eastside Boyz from San Juan…….

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Bleach “fillers” coming soon..

March 7, 2008 at 5:59 am (Anime) ()

The Inevitable Truth
Reported by dyne on March 6th, 2008 at 2:44:36 PM

Some news I just found out, which was released earlier this week. Bleach will once again plummet into fillers with the anime right on the mangas tail. What is more interesting is the news that has been released about the fillers according to bleach-fan.jp a new character, Amagai Shuusuke, will be taking over the third division captain position. The story will also return to Soul Society starting sometime next month, April. What puzzles me is the episode titles that have be released up to the April 02 are the following, 164. Ishida’s Strategy, the 20-second Offense and Defense, 165. The Murderous Intent Boils! The Joyful Grimmjow, 166. Ichigo’s Promise, the Destined Battle, 167. Grind Pantera! Grimmjow Strikes Back. Now as us manga readers know, if 167 or even 168 is the last Bleach episode before fillers that would mean that they’re planning of cutting a whole lot of Hueco mundo action out. Which I can’t even begin to imagine how they plan to fix. Hopefully they will finish the Hueco Mundo ark off before splicing in some fillers
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Ok then..Kubo Tite is officially a dick. Yeah you’re a talented writer, Bleach is neck and neck with Naruto Shippuuden as the most popular animé in the world right now, but give us a fucking break with the filler episodes. Consecutive fillers for Bleach is like finding out your girlfriend is going to be on her period….for a month. Why can’t he write stuff so that we don’t have to waste our time watching bullshit episodes about stuff like baking cakes and Arrancar’s blowing snot out of their nose? Is it that he just took out a mortgage for his house and he wants Bleach to last as long? I swear, because of the pace, flashback sequences for almost everyone and everything, and filler episodes, its the most drawn out story I’ve ever seen. I won’t be surprised to see an episode one day based on a fight between 2 characters, one provokes the other, they both have flashbacks of their past, then either of them goes to striking a blow and before even landing it the screen freezes and we see the words “To be Continued..” piss us off at the bottom of the screen again. The funny thing is this has probably already happened several times since I’ve began watching Bleach.

Tite-san, give your fans a break and work a little more for crying out loud. Its already torture waiting a whole week just for one 22-minute episode, of which 14 minutes are actual new storyline material, just to see what happens next.

*UPDATE* It was revealed in episode 165 that the next episode of Bleach will air on April 9th.

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