Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Obama using 'white guilt,' Nader says

All I have to say is "kiss my blk ass Nader."

Check it:

Too busy? Well here's a snippet:

[CNN] "Speaking with Colorado's Rocky Mountain News, Nader accused Obama of attempting to "talk white" and appealing to "white guilt" in his quest to win the White House.
"There's only one thing different about Barack Obama when it comes to being a Democratic presidential candidate. He's half African-American," Nader told the paper in comments published Tuesday. "

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Obama CHECKS Absent Black Fathers

Today on Father's Day, Obama talks out against absent black fathers (including his own). Amen. I for one have never really celebrated Father's Day for this very reason. I haven't heard from nor seen my biological father since a visit back up to upstate NY when I was about 7 years old. I've been thinking about going up to visit the man but I don't necessarily have the desire. I'm SO tired of men, especially black men, not understanding the importance of being in the life of their children. I have absolutely no respect for him, but I do need to forgive the man before it's too late. Ugh. Ah well. Maybe one day....

Friday, June 13, 2008

RIP Tim Russert

RIP Tim Russert, you will definitely be missed..

I often look forward to "Meet the Press" to guide my political compass - this program provides direct fact-based reporting that is grossly lacking in today's media coverage. He seemed like a sincere and charismatic reporter that I was particularly drawn to. There aren't many reporters I can say that I necessarily "like" as a human being. I tend to like Chris Matthews, Tim Russert, and Anderson Cooper (yea that's about it). Others, I never feel to connect to - other than they deliver news/spin, and I listen. It's strange how you can develop relationships with t.v. personalities you've never met. But I must admit, I felt a certain sadness and sense of loss knowing that one of my favorite reporters would no longer be on to share in this exciting political landscape we find ourselves in. I felt a genuine connection he had to politics and most importantly his family.

Another thought of mine when I initially heard he'd had such a sudden death due to a heart attack, I quickly thought about how the devastating effects of heart disease in the African American community. I think an emphasis needs to be placed on healthier living across the board. So, I'll start doing "health" blogs periodically, mostly to ensure that I'm keeping myself on track. Lead by example right? *wink* I'll keep in touch.


Our Presidential Countdown - 220 days to go!

Sometimes, I still can't believe this man is our president. Here are a few oldies but goodies. Funny Stuff.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Michelle Obama - Is America Ready? Well, Everyone Except Fox "News"

Did you read what it says? really Fox News? It's like that? I see.

Check out the full story here, great article.

*H/T* - Afrobella

@ work, will add more comments later, but please tell me what you think. This is insane.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Updates, Changes, and Hippie Alert!!!

Wow, I've been SOOOO slack about getting the blog updated. I mean a lot has been happening lately. Most importantly, BARACK OBAMA IS OFFICIALLY THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. YES!!!!! I must admit that I was more than a little bit ready for this primary race to be over. Hillary was driving me CA-RAZY. But I do respect her and give her the most props for finally sucking that shit up and standing for party unity. Good job Hills.

Other than that, I've officially started working out and focusing on nutrition. I'm working with a trainer about 3 times a week, and doing some daily cardio to improve my stamina (I'm way out of shape, Lord help me). It's a much needed change, and definitely a new lifestyle change for me COMPLETELY. But it's all good.

I'm also becoming more earth-friendly. Yep, ya girl if officially going green (which isn't necessarily that hard to do and I refuse to spend more money on this ish).
So let me tell you what small steps I'm taking on my mission of going GREEN (aka becoming a hippie):
  • Using only natural hair and body products (Carol's Daughter Products are mostly all-natural)
  • Recycling paper (magazines, cardboard, glass, aluminum) - not much goes into the trash
  • Buying locally grown and organic products - Love whole foods and farmer's markets
  • Taking reusable water bottles into work and refilling with a brita pitcher - no more plastic bottles!
  • Using Shaklee Cleaning Products at home (which is great for my dog)
  • Using reusable bags at the grocery store (easy to do in a single person household)
  • Keeping prepackaged foods to a minimum
Now I must admit, these changes are forcing me to be smarter with my money, which in the long run saves me a lot of money. Most things are reusable and pretty cost effective. Not to mention, they are probably saving me money in health problems later on in life should I continue my same patterns.

So, I'll keep you updated on other tips I find, because so far, these changes haven't been too hard to integrate into my life (which is pretty busy these days). Also, please let me know if you have any other tips.

I'll be back soon,