Friday, June 29, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Jessica Alba doesn’t. Is there anything wrong with that? Apparently so.
The third-generation American and actress is under fire this week from fellow Latinos for comments she made to Para Todos magazine:
"Alba is my last name and I'm proud of that. But that's it. My grandparents were born in California, the same as my parents, and though I may be proud of my last name, I'm American. Throughout my whole life, I've never felt connected to one particular race or heritage, nor did I feel accepted by any. If you break it down, I'm less Latina than Cameron Diaz, whose father is Cuban. But people don't call her Latina because she's blonde…"
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Your Score: Daedalus
66% Extroversion, 66% Intuition, 27% Emotiveness, 57% Perceptiveness
You are most like Daedalus. You are extremely clever and inventive, but your methods can be very unorthodox. When faced with a setback, you're more likely to try to defeat it with sheer determination, rather than finesse. You're argumentative, but don't tend to take debate personally (actually, it's fun for you, and most people don't understand that). Regardless, you are a wellspring of mechanical ingenuity, and would make a fantastic engineer or inventor.
You can be extremely loyal in relationships and freindships, and you're extremely professional. You're also pretty grumpy.
Famous people like you: Thomas Edison, James A. Garfield, Walt Disney, Benjamin Franklin
Steer Clear of: Hermes, Apollo, Icarus, Aphrodite
Seek out: Atlas, The Oracle, Prometheus
|Link: The Greek Mythology Personality Test written by Aleph_Nine on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test|
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
The U.S. is trying to deport the illegal immigrant wife of a soldier serving (and missing in action) in Iraq who tried to become legal. Her name is Yaderlin Jimenez.
Meanwhile we refuse to deport an illegal immigrant named Ignacio Gomez-Gutierrez who has been convicted three times of DWI, which gives him the opportunity to do it a fourth time and kill three people.
Yeah I trust the government to get it right this time......
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Wrong. Most of them don't want to be American citizens. Many of them just want to work here and send the money home, and then return home when they can. Another significant portion want to turn large parts of the United States into Mexico, and they are doing a damn good job of it so far. It is the very fact that most of them don't want to become American that is pissing many of us off.
Mara Liasson: ".......Many Democrats have decided that being on the right side of this issue is good for the long term prospects of the party...."
Exactly. The problem is, they are supposed to be worried about the long term prospects of the country, not their party.
Thomas Friedman: "....Thor on Mount Olympus...throwing bolts....."
You know, if President Bush had said this, Friedman would have written a 10,000 word column about how dumb Bush is. I'll be much more charitable, and give Tommy boy the benefit of the doubt and say he misspoke. Thor is Norse, Olympus is Greek, and it was Zeus who threw lightning and thunder from Olympus.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
If only everyone could have a moment like this in their life...........
Update 6/15/07 1:30 A.M.: here is his semi-final performance -
(H/T: The Anchoress)
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
But a brief thought or question.
What would have been the reaction to the American public to live (or nearly live) television coverage of the landings, and the carnage that ensued?
Monday, June 04, 2007
I am glad that people afflicted with this disease are now able to treat themselves and extend their lives. If you were old enough, surely you remember when Magic Johnson announced he had HIV. I nearly cried. Back then HIV was a death sentence, and a quick one at that. Sixteen years later, he is still going strong. But do I have to endure commercials for HIV treatments? Is HIV nothing more than a bad case of hemorrhoids now?