Why Politics Piss Us Off.

19 07 2009

Politics. When people hear that word they might as well have heard the air raid sirens because everyone seems to always run away in fear that the non-exsisten radiation from the topic will seep into the their skins and morph them into a monster, or worse–a politician. It’s a sad fact to be honest seeing as how its oh I don’t know, the thing that allows us to live in a “stable” society (and I used the word “stable” loosly). With the past election of Obama and the current situation with the New York State Senate, politicis have been the topic of discussion more now than ever. I was in a Barns and Noble rcently and I over heard of some people talking about obama, I recall one women saying that, and I quote “Obama would have all the ‘little guys’ cutting their wrists” over how he was going to handle small businesses. I’m gonna go out on a limb hear guess her vote didn’t go to the Big “O”, but hey everyone is intitled to their opinion. My neighbor had told me that she had heard that if obama got elected presiden that “We wouldn’t have freedom of speech” which she claims to have heard on the radio, which I can only assume is somewhere in one of the many rooms her very expensive custom designed house has, that her husband (an architect) designed for them, and their large annual salery to relax in. If may have hit you that I’m on the liberal/democratic side of things but ya know what I like to look at both sides, I don’t side with one party because of a name or color. The whole deal with the NY Senate is pissing me off. It’s a waste of time, and I honestly have no idea what’s going on. Not even the Media seems to know what’s goin on. All I hear is “power struggle” and “coup'”. What the hell is this the french revolution!? Like seriously it’s only a ‘coup’ if you have radical extreamist beating the crap out of each other with what ever they can get their hands on. And as for power struggle, oh please these people are just pissed off because they’re party isn’t in power anymore, but ya know what, there’s something I just learned about that’s supposed to stop things like this from ever happening. IT’S CALLED TEAM WORK!!!!! another word might be COMPROMISE!!! Good god seriously I will never understand the art/science behind how a politician works. I mean anyone can sit back and make other peoples lives difficult while accepting gifts from lobbyiests. Psh I can do that. But ya know what in all honesty If I was a politician I would not take a bribe from a lobbiyest from the tabacco companies who tries to get me to vote against a bill that will keep kids away from smoking. Not even just smoking companies but any bribes. I say bribes and not gifts because they arent gifts. A gift is when someone goes out of their way to get you something. A bribe is when someone gives you something so that you do/or dont do something. I think Obama is one of the first politicians who I can remember that is trying to get done what he’s said he’d get done. I don’t expect the economy to be fixed over night, or affordable health care to spring up like weeds (though if it did that would be good) but at least he’s trying. He’s trying to plan for the future instead of living in the moment which I think is good. Though some people still don’t seem to understand his job is hard. They say he’s not trying hard enough. I’d like to see anyone else try his job—except Sarah Plain. He is trying, the peopel who aren’t trying are the politicians in congress and the house who constantly bicker over every small detail. I recently spoke to a friend of mine who told me he and his wife don’t have health care. I pray nothing happens to them because if something does and he doesn’t have any, well then I hope that every politician out there, democrat and republican alike who has done one thing or another that has caused the delay of affordable health care feels responsible. While you people are flying your private jets to meetings when you could be flying economy or while your at one of your multiple houses relaxing knowing you and your family are prepared for the worst, millions out there have nothing but hope that nothing happens to them. God forbid they should get ill and loose their job. Right now a job is one of the American citizen’s most vauable things. If I was obama or the president in general, I would walk up into the NY State Senate and be frank with them. I’d walk into the house and congress as well and say it like it is. “Look you guys are being complete and total idiots. I bet if you guys tried you couldn’t get along well or let alone get something done. Dems, your living up to the reason your symbol is a donkey, and repubs, no wonder your symbol is the elephant, your egos and ideas of yourselves are the size of one.” Screw being politically correct, why does it matter if it gets stuff done!? Look at countries around the world they’re political systems are not as “correct” as ours but hell they get stuff done. Look at france. Their president just openly assulted the idea of middle eastern women wearing burkas, but they have free health care!!! Something just doesn’t add up there. *SIGH* I ‘ve written 959 words as of now and i still feel like I’m getting no where. If I could have one super power right now it would be to be able to walk thru walls so I could by pass security at the NY state assembly and say it like it is to those politcians. Only problem is no would be there and secuirty would probably let me in so that way they’d at least have someone in their assembly room.


Rupert Grint…Check! Another Person Crossed of my List of People to Meet!

11 07 2009

I was at the Harry Potter Primeire last night and was lucky enough to snag an autograph from one of the actors! Rupert Grint who plays Ron Weasely was kind enough to come over to his fans and sign stuff! I didn’t actually get to go to the movie but I waited until after with about 200 other people for the actors to come out—unfortunetlyRupert was the only actor who came over to sign, everyone else headed for their brand new shiny Audi TDs–which run on Clean Diseal (is there such a thing…?) I mean I was disappointed. I only saw Daniel Radcliff from afar and Tom Felton was about 50 feet away—but when you had 242,863,146,190,347 screaming insane fans and 3 large body guards who I’m sure we’re former pro-wrestlers, 50 feet becomes more like 5 miles. Though I don’t blame the cast for leaving quicly I’m sure they were tired, but it would have still been nice if they had come over to sign a few autographs even if not for me. But hey thats hollywood whaddya gonna do?

I got a picture of this Signed--It is now a part of my collection of autographs (over 20 and growing!!!)

I got a picture of this Signed--It is now a part of my collection of autographs!

Now that I’ve crossed Rupert Grint off my “List of People to Meet in My Life” that leaves me with about 60 more to go…thats before I add anyone else…

Utada Hikaru Cancels US Tour!?

12 05 2009

Sadly you read that correctly. Utada Hikaru has cancelled her US tour due to Pertonsillitis–a more severe form of tonsillitis which she says she gets once or twice a year. Here is her message to her disappointed fans.I suppose a lot of you have heard already; I’ve had to cancel the instore events that were scheduled for this week.

The reason is, I’m sick. I came down with a case of “peritonsillitis”—it’s basically a more severe form of tonsillitis, in which the area around the tonsils get badly swollen as well.

This happens this to me once or twice a year, when I’m extremely tired and my immune system gets in bad shape.

I was in bed this past week, making daily trips to the hospital to get intravenous administration of hardcore medication, and now I’m near the end of the recovering stage, but the problem with this condition is that I have to be very careful until it is completely take care of, as it tends to easily come back.

It was decided that I’m in no shape to be traveling and working for a while.

I’m trying to rest as much as possible, relax a little and take it easy.

I apologize to my fans who were looking forward to the events, and to everyone involved with organizing these events.

I’m glad she’s recovering—her health is more important, make sure you send your “Get well vibes” her way. I did read somewhere in a previous statement that they said she looks forward to reschedualing her tour. Could this be a sign of hope? Who knows. Get well Utada!!!

Swine Flu? Swain Blu? Pan Flute?!

6 05 2009

Ok with all the news of Swin Flu (H1N1) swirling around us recently I figured it might be helpful if I put up some facts (fro the CDC website) to ease those of you who are freaking out. Like the title of this post (which is based off an inside joke between me and my friends), when news spreads, it general becomes contorted. For example the other day i was watching the news and they announced the amount of swine flu cases in my area–several hours later a friend of mine was telling me how this one school had to evacuate and shut down for a week because almost everyone was infected and was leaving their classrooms vomiting. Pretty sight that would be. So ya here are some facts and how to prevent catching it. I look at it this way. I hardly ever get sick, yet as I type this I have a sore throat (Swine flu!?) But don’t freak out if you end up getting it because the chances of you dying (in my mind) are the same as if you got the regular flu. People who unfortunately die  from the flu are either very young or very old, and while it’s odd for Swine Flu to target middle aged kids/adults, they haven’t been dying. but don’t take my word because it’s not scientifically proven (^_^)

Are there human infections with this H1N1 virus in the U.S.?
Yes. Cases of human infection with this H1N1 influenza virus were first confirmed in the U.S. in Southern California and near Guadalupe County, Texas. The outbreak intensified rapidly from that time and more and more states have been reporting cases of illness from this virus. An updated case count of confirmed novel H1N1 flu infections in the United States is kept at http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/investigation.htm. CDC and local and state health agencies are working together to investigate this situation.

Is this new H1N1 virus contagious?
CDC has determined that this new H1N1 virus is contagious and is spreading from human to human. However, at this time, it is not known how easily the virus spreads between people.

What are the signs and symptoms of this virus in people?
The symptoms of this new H1N1 flu virus in people are similar to the symptoms of seasonal flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. A significant number of people who have been infected with this virus also have reported diarrhea and vomiting.  Also, like seasonal flu, severe illnesses and death has occurred as a result of illness associated with this virus.

How severe is illness associated with this new H1N1 virus?
It’s not known at this time how severe this virus will be in the general population. CDC is studying the medical histories of people who have been infected with this virus to determine whether some people may be at greater risk from infection, serious illness or hospitalization from the virus. In seasonal flu, there are certain people that are at higher risk of serious flu-related complications. This includes people 65 years and older, children younger than five years old, pregnant women, and people of any age with chronic medical conditions. It’s unknown at this time whether certain groups of people are at greater risk of serious flu-related complications from infection with this new virus. CDC also is conducting laboratory studies to see if certain people might have natural immunity to this virus, depending on their age.

How does this new H1N1 virus spread?
Spread of this H1N1 virus is thought to be happening in the same way that seasonal flu spreads. Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing by people with influenza. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.

How long can an infected person spread this virus to others?
At the current time, CDC believes that this virus has the same properties in terms of spread as seasonal flu viruses. With seasonal flu, studies have shown that people may be contagious from one day before they develop symptoms to up to 7 days after they get sick.  Children, especially younger children, might potentially be contagious for longer periods. CDC is studying the virus and its capabilities to try to learn more and will provide more information as it becomes available.

If we are to assume the worst, I think Walt Disney and Robin Williams are to blame for this

Even while hes frozen in a tube, Walt Disney has the last laugh...

Pirates Picked the Wrong People to Mess with

4 05 2009

Today a group of 11 pirates targeted a ship to attack. They charged at the supposed commercial ship with great speed and with the intent to take it over. Well turns out it was actually a French Navy ship. There are just some people in the world that you don’t mess with, and the French are one of them. The 11 pirates were captured and a French Navy helicopter assisted i rounding up the rest. Ok seriously these pirate attacks are getting a little old. Like every other news heading is now includes either “Pirates” or “Somalia”. I mean I agree with those who think that we should just arm the sailors on these ships. I mean you have pirates in speed boats with RPGs and automatic rifiles taking on sailors with what? A crow bar and a hose? Jeez that’ll be a fight to see. I do commend those, especially that captain who saved his crew, and I feel that they should be well armed to take on these situations seeing as how there has been a spike recently. The next headline reguarding pirates better have “Jack Sparrow” somewhere in it or else these pirates are gonna really make me mad. I mean heres and idea, while it might plunge the world into world war III it could work. Just go over to an area where the pirates mainly attack and drop a very large bomb—this is not intended to killt hem but rather to scare them, as well as cause a giant wave that washes them away back to the coast. While this would never work it’s fun to think about.

These pirates have a long way to go before the reach "Jack Sparrow" Status...

These pirates have a long way to go before the reach "Jack Sparrow" Status...

Utada Hikaru Plans US Autograph Tour!!!

4 05 2009

Oh my god. Utada Hikaru. New York City. Autograph.

Once I read those 3 phrases I flipped out!!! She’s gonna be in NYC and several other places in America promoting her new English Album “This is the One”. My favorite songs (from what I have heard) are “Apple and Cinnamon” and “Come Back to Me”. I’ve been praying that I would some day be able to meet her, because she too is on my “List of people to meet in my life”. Oh this list does exist by the way. Seeing as how i keep referencing it I should let you know it’s real. But ya she’ll be at the Best Buy on 44th street and 5th ave. on May 12th at 7pm. I recently saw pictures of when she did her very brife tour at 3 Sephora cosmetic stores in NYC and several other locations. My god. Every Asian-American person in NYC must have been pushed up against the glass of the store just to see her! She really is that popular. In Japan she’s known as “Japan’s Greatest Singer”. Her hit songs “Hikari” and “Passion” are most familiar to gamers and anyone whoes played Kingdom Hearts I & II.

Her new CD will be $9.99 at Best Buy and will include 3 bonus tracks: Simple and Clean, Sanctuary (Intro), and Sanctuary (After the Battle)

Her new CD will be $9.99 at Best Buy and will include 3 bonus tracks: Simple and Clean, Sanctuary (Intro), and Sanctuary (After the Battle)

Obama’s first 100 Days! (^_^)

4 05 2009
Yahoo! We made it! We still have 1360 more days until his re-election!

Yahoo! We made it! We still have 1360 more days until his re-election!

Well we’ve finally made it. Obama’s first 100 days. As my friendput it to me in a text message this weekend, “50 years ago they said  black man would be president when pigs fly–and look 100 days later swine flu!!!”. Now of course my friend was just kidding as we’re both liberals (and proud of it!). I would have to say for the most part I think Obama’s doing a pretty good job. He’s really showing that he means to get down to business. He’s been making it known that he wants to get America back on track and put aside the past conflicts and move to a brighter future. Now there are some things that I don’t totally agree on, such as the giant economic packages he’s passing–though I mean I’m not completely against it. I think we’ll need money to jump start our economy but I don’t think we should throw out hundreds of billions. Though I think with him we have a good chance at seeing free health care and other perks that much of the majors nations in our world have. I recently sent a letter to the white house because Obama’s on my list of people to meet in my life. Hopefully I’ll get a response, and if I don’t I’ll just send another letter (^_^). Well I wanna know what you all think of Obama’s first 100 days. Remember keep it clean!