baby-got-back-in-time

•November 10, 2008 • Leave a Comment

You should’ve seen me dancing to this when it came out. Ghetto pedophile wet dream.

GOP BS

•November 10, 2008 • Leave a Comment

“Quiz:

Which young, thin, non-white, Ivy League-educated politician who has a foreign-sounding name and prominent ears is changing the face of politics as we know it?

Oh … and whose name is not Barack Obama?

Whuh?

That’s right, the president-elect may hold a monopoly on current buzz, but some in the GOP are looking to their own whiz kid to lead them out of the proverbial wilderness the Democrats have just left behind.

His name is Bobby Jindal, and he’s the 37-year-old Indian American governor of Louisiana.”

NOW the Republican party thinks it’s cool to put a brown man on the front line of their party. How insulting that it takes a black man’s success to make the Republican party just happen to pick an Indian American to potentially represent their party in the next election. These motherfuckers are so racist they think it was just Obama’s blackness that got him in. It was everything he said he’d do that got him elected but he also happens to be black. On election night, the news showed a poll that asked Americans whether race was a factor in their decision in this election. 80% said no, 19% said yes. That’s like the question being “Are you racist” and just answering “Yeah, I am.” Gross. But I guess it’s nice to see they’ve expanded their tiny fucking minds.

Results: Obama yes :) Prop 8 yes :(

•November 6, 2008 • 1 Comment

Gotta give it up to America for this. And then be ashamed of California for passing Prop 8.

It’s all already been said, but I am very excited and hopeful to see how the next few years turn out. I’m most interested to see if seeing a black man being elected as the fucking president will spur any sort of drive and effort from the black community to have hope in this country. America has a lot of potential to do great things and be a great place. “A journey of 1,000 miles starts with a single step.”

California on the other hand… that’s another story. I am disgusted that we, along with Arizona and Florida, banned same-sex marriage this year. This shouldn’t even be an issue left in the hands of voters. These are basic fucking rights that other people shouldn’t have any control over. All I hope is that at the least I see this injustice made right in my lifetime. We reached a milestone with electing a non-white president, but the struggle for civil rights is far from over.

But because of people like Gavin Newsom, who, in my opinion, spearheaded this recent dialogue about the inequality of California’s marriage laws, I have hope that people will never back down from the things they are passionate about. He took a bold step when he was newly mayor in 2004 and look how far we’ve come. I trust that if many voters really thought and talked about the ISSUE, instead of being misled by scare tactics (see below) Prop 8 wouldn’t have turned out this way. And also when people start to separate church and state.. then we’ll start to make some progress.

“Where do babies come from?” Yes on 8 commercial:

DON’T CONFUSE YOUR KIDS! DON’T HAVE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT DIVERSITY WITH YOUR IMPRESSIONABLE CHILDREN! BRAINWASH THEM INTO INTOLERANCE! The issue of religion should never ever ever be a talking point on a political issue. The argument that this country was founded by Christians or that we are ultimately “a Christian nation” is so far from what our founding fathers created here. Consider the following quotes from my main man, Thomas “Layin’ the Smackdown” Jefferson:

…the common law existed while the Anglo-Saxons were yet pagans, at a time when they had never yet heard the name of Christ pronounced or knew that such a character existed.
— Thomas Jefferson, letter to Major John Cartwright, June 5, 1824

Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the common law.
— Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, February 10, 1814, responding to the claim that Chritianity was part of the Common Law of England, as the United States Constitution defaults to the Common Law regarding matters that it does not address. This argument is still used today by “Christian Nation” revisionists who do not admit to having read Thomas Jefferson’s thorough research of this matter.
The clergy, by getting themselves established by law and ingrafted into the machine of government, have been a very formidable engine against the civil and religious rights of man.
— Thomas Jefferson, to Jeremiah Moor, 180

Put that in your bong and smoke it. I just did.

Chris Rock droppin’ some knowledge

•November 3, 2008 • 1 Comment

This is an appropriate clip for the times.. here’s Chris Rock at the 2000 Republican National Convention:

This here’s another Chris Rock clip about how not to get your ass beat by the police:

CA budget/students follow-up…

•November 2, 2008 • Leave a Comment

The president of SFSU, Robert Corrigan, had this to say in an email to all students:

“As you have no doubt read, the long-delayed state budget – which started with a deficit – has worsened in recent weeks, with revenues falling well below projections. In response, the Department of Finance has required state agencies to make a $390 million General Fund budget cut — $31.3 million from the CSU alone. SF State’s share of that cut will be slightly under $1.9 million. We are going to be able to cover that reduction from funds we held in reserve earlier this year, in case something of this sort might happen. That is the good news. Now, however, it is looking very likely that the CSU and other state agencies will be told to cut their budgets again in mid-year. We do not know the size or exact timing of such a cut. We do know, however, that it would have major impacts on SF State. Among them would be reduction of the class schedule.”

Well, I guess it IS good news that this cut will be covered but I’m a little uneasy about the fact that these motherfuckers were sitting on almost $2 million. That’s a hefty rainy-day fund. Maybe I just didn’t know about it, or maybe they never mentioned this before, but either way.. it makes me question what other things I don’t know about my school. How much money is left? Where did all this money come from? $2,000,000 is a lot of money to have just “in case something of this sort might happen.”

CA budget impact on students

•October 31, 2008 • Leave a Comment

I. am. pissed.

“Because of growing uncertainty about California’s budget and possible impacts on the Spring 2009 class schedule, we are postponing registration for a few weeks.” – SF State website

This means that, similar to last semester, many classes will be cut and many students will be fucked. I was planning on finally finishing my BA in psychology but it seems that fate will have it otherwise.

So let’s say, worse case scenario (in this case, also the likely scenario), classes that aren’t requirements for majors or that already have many sections get cut. So fewer classes and fewer sections of classes will be offered. Some of the classes I need to graduate are not what you would call priority classes, especially some very narrow courses of study like Psycholinguistics. I guess I don’t need that exact class but I’ve been waiting for it to be offered since I started at SFSU and it’s the exact topic I’m most interested in. So fuck it, yeah I need it. I am almost expecting it to get cut and who knows when they’d offer it again. But other classes that I DO need, like the Intro to Research class, will likely have sections cut. Scheduling-wise, I was already stressed because I was only going to work less than 10 hours a week but now I’m even more concerned that my options will be limited and I’ll be forced to drag out my undergraduate studies for another semester. That means way more money than I need to spend, which means the school should have..more..money..?!?! So why do classes and sections need to be cut? Where is the money going? I don’t understand – any economists, please explain.

I hope that none of the classes I was planning on taking will be cut, just like I hope John McCain and Sarah Palin won’t win the election. But these are two scary things that are too close to happening and all that’s left is hope. So I got that goin’ for me.

origins.

•October 30, 2008 • Leave a Comment

This Cat Power cover of a Hank Williams song is where I got the name for this blog.

You’ll be seeing a lot more Cat Power on here.