Time has declared that Asians who favor Hillary Clinton 2 to 1 instead of Barack Obama racists because they're not drinking the Kool-Aid. But Time has yet to name what African-Americans who vote in bloc for Obama are.
We are still waiting for that article. I expect it to come out like, never.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Time has declared that Asians who favor Hillary Clinton 2 to 1 instead of Barack Obama racists because they're not drinking the Kool-Aid. But Time has yet to name what African-Americans who vote in bloc for Obama are.
Posted by Coolrepublica at 12:21 AM
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
All these videos have one thing in common. Every single one of these leaders were brought to power with the help of young citizens in their respective countries and kept in power by them.
Obama having wide support from the college crowd is making me nervous. Anyone that would decide to vote for a candidate base on peer pressure or a will.i.am music video makes me nervous.
To all the people who say that this election belongs to the young voters of this country, I say that is not necessarily a good thing.
What these leaders are saying in these videos are irrelevant. I only want people to scan the crowd in the video and ask yourself why politician love to enlist the young in their political machines. Hint:It's not because they are the smartest people of the population.
Jean Bertrand Aristide
Posted by Coolrepublica at 11:57 PM
We've all heard by now of Barack Hussein Obama, child of Mary and Joseph of Kansas, US. I am truly getting tired of hearing about his healing powers. If I have to hear one more time about how he will change minds and make all my dreams come true by the power of whatever, I am going to scream. Heck I have been screaming. Right now I don't care who is elected president, I just don't want it to be Saint Barack.
There is not one thing that Obama is promising that has not been promised before. He apparently has not made one speech that has not been made before either. I have it up to my neck with people who come on the scene and promise revolutions of biblical proportions. They promise to give you hope as if hope is theirs to give. Hope is something you have inside you. You have hope for yourself. You have hope for your country. You have hope for the future. Hope should not be bottle like Aquafina. But year after year there are millions of people who stand in line to get a chance to hear someone tell them that they have discovered the fountain to eternal salvation. This year's Messiah is Obama. Next year who knows.
Obamanians hate to be called cultists, but yet their behavior is cultist. If it walks like a dog and barks like a dog, am I supposed to call it a chicken?
They cry when he talks. They come to listen him talk and say nothing and cry harder. They want to be touched by him as if his touch will cure their illnesses (which seems to be their lack of hope and belief in themselves.) I don't want these people to decide who my next president should be. In 2000 Evangelicals also followed Bush as if he was the second coming. They saw him as a reformer and an agent of change and see what we got.
I am proposing a one month moratorium on Obama speeches and rallies. I want everyone to take a breather and not just follow in hysteria, and play follow the leader with my future. I want people to be allowed to vote after they have been De-Obamafied. If his supporters who seems to have abandoned logic on the 405 expressway are allowed to determined my future, I think we are fucked. No one is saying that hope is bad. But hope has to be rooted in reality. I hope to wake up tomorrow and be eighteen again, but it's not going to happen. But Obamanians seem to think that anything is possible, including time travel. That is just fucking ridiculous.
Below I have presented some example of cultist and then some footage of Obama rallies. You be the judge.
Please note that in the video he is excited because Barack has "great experience and he is not soiled by politics." I will have whatever he is smoking.
He gets to take his country back this year by voting for Barack. The fucking idiot would not have needed to take the country back if he got his ass off his couch 4 years ago and went and voted.
Jason thinks that Obama is going to bring democrat and republicans together. He has a vision that can unites us he says. I guess someone forgot to tell Jason that Barack Obama is the most liberal senator on the hill. Yes republicans love themselves a guy who has voted against everything they hold dear and voted for everything they hate. Way to go Jason. Good to know you know a lot about Obama's voting record. Not.
This video shows how Obama will end hunger, end wars, end torture. Well the list of what Obama will be able to do is too long to list. Please see for yourself.
Jonestown. It all sounds so familiar. I wonder why?
Posted by Coolrepublica at 11:02 PM
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
The Kindle has been out for 2 days, and everybody has an opinion. Even the Pope. Some people like it. Some people hate it. But everybody agrees that the Kindle is just plain too ugly to have been designed for e-book readers living in 2007.
The Kindle's best feature is its ability to download a book from Amazon anytime in seconds. All the other features are in need of refinement. I would not buy a Kindle because I am not allowed to loan it to a friend. It is against the term of use. I like sharing books. When you find a book you love, you want to tell all your friends about it and lend it to them. I don't see myself lending the Kindle to a friend because A)They might break it. B)If I lend them my Kindle, what I am going to read? C)If they decide to download their a book for themselves on the Kindle, how I am going to ask for my money back?
Amazon also wants customers to pay for things they can get for free on the Internet. They want $15 for a New York Times subscription. Are they kidding me? They are also able to keep tab on how I read my e-books. That is the one thing I hate about things electronic, every company wants to connect to my stuff and see how I am using them. I bought it fair and square, so what I do with it is my business.
The Kindle has not kindled my imagination. Amazon wanted to Kindle to resemble ink on paper as much as possible. If someone is that attached to how ink looks on paper, don't you think they would just buy a book.
The Kindle looks like it was designed by baby boomers for baby boomers, and it shows. I say that Amazon should go back to the drawing board and design something with amazing features and that has "wow" written all over it and get back to us in one year.
Posted by Coolrepublica at 12:22 AM
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Separated at Birth
Saul Hansell of the New York Times
Doug Johnson of TLC Moving Up
I was channel flipping and I saw a show called 'Moving UP' on TLC, and I went "oh my gosh! I didn't know Saul Hansell was an interior decorator as well as a New York Times writer." I quickly realized that it was his long lost brother Doug Johnson.
If they're not related, color me blind.
Posted by Coolrepublica at 3:57 PM
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
"Isn't this beautiful?" Zuckerberg asked the crowd.
Mark Zuckerberg was 23 and a college dropout. He was the boy wonder that "put fear" into the mighty Google, and made Microsoft fall head over heels in love. He had every reason to be nervous, but he had grown accustomed to the limelight and he cherished every moment of it. Mark had just finished describing his strategy to turn users of Facebook into Internet billboards. He has never been more proud.
Manhattan is accustomed to seeing stars, but Mark was not just any star. Hundreds of executives and journalists had come to the Mecca of advertising, not only to see him, but to witness what they've been told would be the future. Executives came to see him tell them that their brands was safe in his hands.
A generation of children have grown up online and they knew nothing of privacy, intimacy, and quiet afternoons in a park with their thoughts and a book. For them life means sharing every thought with everyone, without inhibition.
They wear GUnit T-shirts and carry Louis Vuitton bags as if they were badges of honor. They talk constantly about the brands they own, and the brands they aspire to own in the near future. Some even tattoo their favorite brands on their bodies. What Mark had done was tapped into Facebookers' needs for constant reassurance, validation, and proof that they're loved. Even if the love is from marketers trying to sell to them. It is a world where fakes friends are better than none.
Mark belongs to this brand obsessed generation. He wear Adidas flip flops as if they were attached to his feet. The Adidas brand has branched into an extension of himself. He understands Facebookers need to belong.
Social networkers as a group don't mind giving every bit of themselves, as long as they are rewarded for it. Being "social" and telling the world about your deepest desires are rewarded by ads made "just for you" asking you to desire more, and share even more of yourself.
Facebookers who willingly sign up to broadcast their deepest thoughts have read about the pitfalls of letting corporations and governments too deeply into lives. They have read and written reports on George Orwell's book '1984." But for them 1984 is a fantasy written by an old Englishman before the Internet "was created" by Google.
Executives from Blockbuster, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Toyota could not believe their luck. They have wanted to capitalize on this social networking trend that had become a way of life for so many. A whole generation of young, educated users, who seemed willing to give up their souls for just $24 each. Mark had just just told them that Facebookers were willing to give up their souls, or let the thought police give them a gentle push toward what they should desire next for just a hug and affirmation. He would keep the 24 dollars.
Alas! On November 6, the past was dead, the future was unimaginable.
Posted by Coolrepublica at 11:10 PM
Monday, October 29, 2007
Last week J.K. Rowling outed Dumbledore from the imaginary closet. Apparently some readers were wondering about Dumbledore's sexuality, and Rowling decided to confirm the "rumors."
My first thought was "can fake people be gay?" My second thought was "how long before Jesus is outed from his closet as well?'
Jesus was never married, ran around with 12 men. If that's not tell-tale sign of gayness, I don't know what is.
I don't know why Mrs. Rowling felt the need to out a character that almost no sane person thought was gay. She made him gay after the Harry Potter series was over. What was her motivation? Perhaps she wants to teach kids that gays are not freaks, and they can be interesting, and lovable like Dumbledore, but you don't just turn a character gay just because you need a cause celebre.
I know that J.K. Rowling is the author of the series and she can turn any of the characters gay if she chooses, even Harry (which would have made more sense,) but I am choosing to believe that she doesn't know her characters. On her behalf I am I'm putting Dumbledore back in the imaginary closet.
As far as I know, Dumbledore was an old man who never married because he was too dedicated to his career as a wizard at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to find himself a wife.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Amateur commercial for Apple turns me into a CSS ( Cansei de Ser Sexy) fan
You may have heard about the 18 year-old named Nick Haley who created a commercial for the IPod Touch in his spare time, and caught the eye of Apple executives and have used his concept to create their newest Apple commercial.
The commercial is well done, but the music is what has got me hooked. I have been listening to it all weekend. I have even used the song as a nursery rhyme, minus the hot hot sex. I have been substituting words such as king size bed for Tivo, fridge, laptop. You to can do it, and you won't believe how much fun it is. You can substitute the music with other words as well. I have being using my daughter's name and singing how she is my "pogo sticks," "pooh bear," "my lollipop," etc. I think this is going to take off like a rocket.
When someone ask you how much you like someone, lets call him "James," just say that "James is my king size bed."
Pop culture in the making. How cool!
CSS Song Complete
Music is My Hot Hot Sex Lyrics
From all the drugs the one i like more is music
From all the junks the one i need more is music
From all the boys the one i take home is music
From all the ladies the one i kiss is music (muah!)
Music is my boyfriend
Music is my girlfriend
Music is my dead end
Music is my imaginary friend
Music is my brother
Music is my great-grand-daughter
Music is my sister
Music is my favorite mistress
From all the shit the one i gotta buy is music
From all the jobs the one i choose is music
From all the drinks the one i get drunk is music
From all the bitches the one i wannabe is music
Music is my beach house
Music is my hometown
Music is my king size bed
Music is my hot hot bath
Music is my hot hot sex
Music is my back rub
Music is where i'd like you to touch
Direto da escola, não
Não ia cheirar cola
Nem basquete, pebolim
O que eu gosto não é de graça
O que gosto não é farsa
Tem guitarra, bateria, computador saindo som
Alguns dizem que mais alto que um furacão (rhéum)
Perto dele eu podia sentir
Saía de seu olho e chegava em mim
Sentada do seu lado
Eu queria encostar
Faria o tigela até o sol raiar
Debaixo do lençol
Ele gemia em ré bemol
Mas tava tudo bem
Ele é fodão, mas eu sei que eu sou também
Posted by Coolrepublica at 11:17 PM
Saturday, October 20, 2007
As Crazy As It Sounds, Urban Camouflage Has Its Merrits
The Japanese's fascination with all things weird is well documented, and the newest addition to the list is urban camouflage Japanese style.
Urban camouflage has been around for a few years, but there is an article in the New York Times that has made Americans aware of the trend. The wearable vending machine and the fire hydrant are meant as a deterrent against crime. The idea behind them is that if you are in a bad neighborhood, and you see someone coming and you don't feel safe, you can just take your skirt and turn it into a vending machine look-alike and cover yourself and fool the possible perpetrator. This quote is from the NYT article:
But the devices’ creators also argue that Japan’s ideas about crime prevention are a product of deeper cultural differences. While Americans want to protect themselves from criminals, or even strike back, the creators say many Japanese favor camouflage and deception, reflecting a culture that abhors self-assertion, even in self-defense.
“It is just easier for Japanese to hide,” Ms. Tsukioka said. “Making a scene would be too embarrassing.” She said her vending machine disguise was inspired by a trick used by the ancient ninja, who cloaked themselves in black blankets at night."
Most Americans who have commented on this type of fashion were mocking it; but I am not so sure that the idea is that crazy. It could work and I have some videos that shows that urban camouflage is, indeed, a viable idea. The Japanese are not afraid to experiment with ideas and that is why they are so good at coming up with innovative inventions. Americans like to play it safe. Kudos to the Japanese for not being afraid to think of outrageous designs that may be ahead of their time.
Watch urban camouflage in action HERE
Posted by Coolrepublica at 10:55 AM
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Heroes is not getting better with age
I was not going to talk about episode 4 of season 2 of Heroes but I could not fight the urge. The writers are still nuts and their plots still don't make sense.
Superboy wannabe took Lois wannabe on ANOTHER "Superman and Lois fun ride" this time to Hollywood, CA. Yes they managed to fly really fast evading radar detection and he was able to hold on to her for the entire flight. So it is official! West has super-strength as well as flying powers.
Oh that part were West told Claire that his father would would be glad to meet him because, I quote "I can fly" was the stupidest line so far this season. Yeah West, his daughter cannot be hurt, but he’s going to be amazed at your flying abilities. Whatever!
A new character was introduced. She is black and her name escapes me. But her power is truly amazing. Amazingly stupid that is. She can learn things by watching someone do it. I don't care what Heroes' writers were thinking when they were coming up with powers, but this one takes the cake for the least plausible and the most useless. Here is why. Imagine that she saw two people fight with swords for 10 minutes as she did when she saw two guys wrestle, now is she really going to be a sword master by just watching 10 minutes of a sword fight. Come on! Get some brain writers and stop insulting me. I am willing to suspend believe in reality for 1 hour to watch the show, but I am not willing to suspend common sense.
The icing on the cake is Sylar getting out of the jungle of God knows where and ends up in the desert on the U.S./Mexican border. How is beyond me. Did he fly? I doubt that he did not have any flying powers that I know of. Did he run really fast like Bionic Woman? I doubt that also. So how in the world did he get out of that Jungle? Why did they even show me the stupid jungle in episode 3, if they were going to let him out so easy?
The Guatemalan twins need to die ASAP. And that chick has got to stop stressing so easy. Someone looks at her the wrong way and her eyes gets all black. She needs to get on Paxel right now and control whatever is inside her. What the heck is her power anyway? So far, all I got was that she could annoy the shit out of me.
The previews for episode 5 talked about Peter finding out about his identity. Who give a flying leap? We already know who Peter is. How is that a suspenseful episode?
Kristen Bell joins the cast of Heroes in episode 5. And their hook for her character was that we would never guess what her power is. 5 bucks I know what it is already. I say that her powers are going to be stupid, useless and a complete waste of my time. If I was to be more specific I would say she can tap into memory or something ridiculous like that. I am just guessing. But whatever her power comes out to be, it's not going to be interesting. Mark my word.
Posted by Coolrepublica at 2:50 PM
Monday, October 15, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Microsoft to introduce unified communication system "That day, Bill Gates plans to introduce Microsoft’s invasion into their business, with a new line of software for what the company calls “unified communications.” That means it is meant to integrate all the ways that people talk to each other: voice, video, instant messaging and more elaborate forms of online collaboration. If it is successful, this software will accelerate the shift of communications from specialized devices and networks onto Internet-based networks, desktop PCs and microprocessor-based servers. And that, in turn, could challenge the economics of the remarkably profitable telecommunications industry."
NYT technology blog has a piece that talks about Bill Gate's big plan to introduce unified communications on Tuesday October, 16, 2007.
Here I see it.
Microsoft's offer to unify my communication systems with their softwares is plain and simple a crappy business deal. Here's why.
Cutting through all the B.S., what Microsoft is suggesting is a simple trade: they bring their buggy, unsecured, unstable softwares to the party and I bring my money, my VOIP telephone service, voice mail, faxes, video conferencing, all my telecommunications needs. Fine, simple. But here's the rub, Microsoft will not get less buggy, more secure or stable and my communication systems will likely get really crappy...in fact, it is very likely that my problems with this "unified communication" will increase but it is an absolute certainty that Microsoft customer support won't be a great help!
So, in simple terms MS unified communication is going to a business deal I am most likely to regret, and I am not interested in the stress.
So in Wall Street terms, we would call Microsoft's offer a trading position, not a buy and hold. It doesn't make good business sense to buy it or lease it for that matter (which is what they're asking,) so I'd rather stick to what I know works and works well.
Sorry Microsoft. No dice!
___Coolrepublica using wise words from a man, who may, or may not be Rob Campbell.
"That day, Bill Gates plans to introduce Microsoft’s invasion into their business, with a new line of software for what the company calls “unified communications.” That means it is meant to integrate all the ways that people talk to each other: voice, video, instant messaging and more elaborate forms of online collaboration.
If it is successful, this software will accelerate the shift of communications from specialized devices and networks onto Internet-based networks, desktop PCs and microprocessor-based servers. And that, in turn, could challenge the economics of the remarkably profitable telecommunications industry."
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Don't drop the soap homie!
According to TMZ.com, T.I was arrested on Saturday,October 13, 2007 for being rich and really stupid. The ATF arrested him today for using his bodyguard to purchase machine guns and silencers. Yes, you read right. Silencers. It seems that Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. aka T.I did not get smarter when his career took off. All that money and he couldn't buy a brain.
A lot of people are writing him off as another dumb rapper who could not get his shit together after he left the hood. Actually, they are saying that in a very racist manner I do not wish to repeat here.
How can these rappers be so stupid? Why would a man with bodyguards needs machine guns and silencers. I am not even going to try to figure this out because I will bust my head trying to find logic behind his stupidity. We can pretty much say good bye to T.I because when the Feds come knocking, they don't mess around. I hear that if he's found guilty on the charge of of trying to purchase silencers, he may not see the outside world for a long, long time.
I am kind of glad he got his ass arrested. No one buys silencers so they can go to the shooting range and practice.
I hope Al Sharpton stays away from this mess. Who I am kidding? Al is probably trying to rally the troop to get T.I out on bail.
Well T.I, it was nice knowing you. I did not think your music was ever that great, but since I felt you were earning an honest living, I respected you. Now that I know you were trying to kill people, all I can say is "dumb fuck; don't drop the soap!"