Thursday, April 28, 2005
Governor's ratings down
Knight Ridder Sacramento Bureau
SACRAMENTO - What once seemed unthinkable has now become a reality: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's approval ratings have plummeted to Gray Davis levels, and the cornerstone of his ''Year For Reform'' agenda is on shaky ground.
In 90 days, Schwarzenegger's popularity has tumbled by 20 points and potential voters are now voicing doubt about the state spending restrictions the Republican governor wants them to approve in a special election this fall.
I am happy to say that I didn't vote for him. And you know there are people out there that jumped on the Terminator band wagon without really thinking long term. He is a figure head for the narrow minded Republican idiots. I bet Gray Davis is laughing right now.
Special elections? How much more money does California need to loose? Same goes for the mayor's seat in San Diego. The city is already in financial crisis and they are talking about a special election. Money that could be better spent on schools.
And another thing, Dick Murphy smugly said that the registrar of voters was following the law by not allowing the non-bubbled ballots to be counted, and then he turns around and resigns. He knew he was a loser and his resignation proves it, coupled with the Time magazine article. Of course, he doesn't accept any of the blame for the city's financial problems.
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
"This is an important relationship - (my) personal relationship with the crown prince is important," Bush said.
Monday, April 25, 2005
"It seems clear to me the city needs a fresh start," said Murphy.
Murphy also said at the news conference, which was held at 10:15 a.m., that he would stay on until July 15.
"A good leader needs to know when it's time to move on," said Murphy.
Deluded is more like it. Who said he was a good leader? Not Time Magazine. A good leader should have conceded and let Donna Frye take over the mayorship. I think he's afraid of the internal investigation founding some of his darkest secrets. He could've left a martyr, but now he looks more like a criminal.
Sunday, April 24, 2005
Some of it reminded me of The Matrix,
but I felt that Chow was mocking American movies that take martial arts from the masters and try to make it their own. Be that as it may, Stephen Chow's creativity could do great things in American cinema, and for Asian actors as well.
Is this cool or what? I wonder if Piku boogies in.
Friday, April 22, 2005
Kung Fu Hustle opens today! Just like Shaolin Soccer, this movie should be funny. It's in Mandarin with subtitles. Stephen Chow wrote, directed, produced, and acted in this "soon to be" classic movie. He's my new idol. GO ASIAN!!!
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
This is my favorite! After melting it just a little in the microwave.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
In that office, Ratzinger disciplined Latin American "liberation theology" theologians, denounced homosexuality and gay marriage and pressured Asian priests who saw non-Christian religions as part of God's plan for humanity.
In a document in 2000, he branded other Christian churches as deficient -- shocking Anglicans, Lutherans and other Protestants in ecumenical dialogue with Rome for years.
He has denounced rock music, dismissed anyone who had tried to find "feminist" meanings in the Bible, and last year told American bishops it was appropriate to deny Communion to those who support abortion and euthanasia.
This guy sounds archaic and by looking at him, he looks geriatric. How can his congregation move forward if his thinking is backward. If God wanted the world to live as stated in the bible, that is how we'd be living today. We've evolved. If we were made in His image, He'd evolve too.
I think the Asian priests have it right. They are looking at the world, full scope, and that each religion has something to contribute. Essentially, aren't they all worshipping the same God?
Monday, April 18, 2005
SAN DIEGO --
The story cites Murphy's role in the city's under-funded pension plan -- specifically, a deal in 2002 that increased pension payouts and gave special benefits to union presidents. That deal is now under investigation by the FBI, the U.S. Attorney and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.The magazine also notes that Murphy almost lost his bid for a second term to write-in candidate Donna Frye. The city councilwoman collected about 5,500 more votes, but courts ruled those ballots invalid because voters failed to darken the oval next to her name.
Murphy has been quoted as saying that the media only focusses on the negative. The fact that he didn't concede and do the honorable thing by allowing Frye the mayorship speaks volumes about his character. He might not have been voted one of the 3 worst mayors in the U.S.
According to the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau
"Known for it's near-idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches and dazzling array of world-class family attractions, including the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California, San Diego offers a wide variety of things to see and do, appealing to guests from around the world."
Little do these tourists know, that underneath this beautiful facade; America's Finest City is a den of lies, corruption, and deceit.
Police Find Author Of School Shooting Threat
8th-Grader Admits Posting Message
I wonder if the parents, after finding out it was their son, never believed that their child was capable of doing something like this. Some middle school students are lying, back-stabbing, conniving, cheating little heathens. Some school administrators are even in denial that students at their school are capable of doing something like this. The problem, with the trouble making students today, is poor parental involvement.
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Saturday, April 09, 2005
Very slick, very violent, but interesting and funny.
Devon Aoki kicks ass! My only problem is that she does not say anything. However, at least she doesn't die, which seems to be the case when there's an Asian character involved.
I also saw Harold and Kumar go to Whitecastle.
Which had some high and low points. I thought Harold (and of all names, Harold. Why not Franklin or Lawrence) was pretty stereotypical until the end. Why do Asian clubs have nothing but nerds in them? And even when they cut loose, they're still nerds. It was funny at times, but I still had some problems with it. Doogie was hilarious! I wonder how I would have felt if Gedde Watanabe was in the Doogie role. Gedde who?
You know, Long Duk Dong from Sixteen Candles
I probably would have been offended.
Friday, April 08, 2005
(according to the California Energy Commission)
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
A BMW swerved into my lane and almost hit me. And yes, the bitch was talking on a phone. I believe that people who talk on phones while driving, eating alone, shopping, and even walking, (walking of all things), are insecure and cannot, I repeat, cannot do anything by themselves. There is also that need to feel and look as if they are someone important. HELLLLLOOOOOOO! Just about anyone can get a cell phone. There was a time when only an elite group of people had them.
Just for fun, I followed several people talking on their phones and listened to their conversation. I'd tell you what they said, but it was just a whole lot of nothing. I'm not sure if they noticed I was following and listening, but if they are going to talk in public, I have a right to listen. There are no privacy laws in effect here, and if they wanted privacy then they shouldn't be talking in public. But I guess it could be considered stalking, maybe even harassment. But they are harassing me by talking on their phone.
Did you ever notice that people talk louder on their phones when they are in a restaurant? If it was legal, I'd throw a pat of butter at them. I don't have one because I don't want people to be able to get a hold of me 24/7. Oh, wait, I do have one. It is one of Sprints first phones. It's the size of a small, very small, brick, and weighs about as much. People laugh when they see it. But there's no monthly charge and I only use it when I travel long distances. I don't even know what the phone number is. I had a pager at one time, but that didn't last very long (4 months).
Sunday, April 03, 2005
Saturday, April 02, 2005
Had to share what someone said to me.
San Diegans Prepare For Pope's Passing
What is there to prepare for? Is there going to be a wake? Looking at all the people that are interviewed, they look lost. It's as if they need to show some moral sympathy to make up for all the immorality in their lives. I'm talking about lying, cheating, speaking ill of others, intolerance, bigotry, cursing, etc. There will be a day of abstinence after the Pope's passing, but then they will do the same lying, cheating, etc., the day after.
Everyone is praying for the Pope. WHY? The man is the POPE! What irritates me are these "all of a sudden I'm Catholic" people who are interviewed on the news. They speak as if they know him, if they've met him. Did everyone think he was going to live forever because he's the Pope? Come on. I think all those "Catholic Sinners" are wondering who they're going to turn to for forgiveness. I think it's a sad thing that he is going to die, but I never met him so I don't feel sad. A new pope will be elected, life will go on.
All those people who were praying for Shiavo, praying for a miracle. Did they think on the 3rd or 13th day she was going to rise from her situation? There is no indication that the Pope's health is going to miraculously get better. What does that say about our faith in God? Does He pick and choose who will live and die? One would think so.
I wonder what's going to be the next big sensationalism story of the week.