Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Ok, so in my previous post I stated that I love video games and food. WELL! I love video games and politics too. Hence, the Super Obama World game! Haha, the little pigs are cute. Har har har. Love the background music too. :D
Monday, February 23, 2009
Ryan Seacrest at his finest: Being a lazyass in not pronouncing the kids' names from Slumdog Millionaire. That punk.
"YOU speak good English!"
Degrading the kids for being slow on speaking to him and him making up excuses for not pronouncing their names. Let the children speak! I hope he trips over an oscar.
Consortium of Pub-Going, Loose, and Forward Women! Try saying that 3 times as fast. Exactly. I was watching a Rachel Maddow segment and saw this. You must watch because you will learn how to help the Consortium of Pub-Going, Loose, and Forward Women fight back the conservative anti-Valentine and anti-pubgoing men through contributions of pink chaadis aka pink underwear!
So there was a hugggggeeee campaign over the Prop 8 measure in California. Long story short, if Prop 8 passed, gay marriage would become unconstitutional; therefore, invalidating thousands of marriages between gay couples in CA.
As for myself? I'm against Prop 8. The divorce rate is rather high in the U.S. and if there are gay couples who want to get married, I say go for it. So who wants to see THE list of people for donated money FOR the Prop 8 campaign? Oh yes I know you wanna see! Head over here for the list.
I'm rather belated in sharing the news of Illinois' Tammy Duckworth appointment to the Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Lengthy title, yes. Awesome appointment, oh heck yes! Go Illinois Asian Americans!
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release February 3, 2009
Duckworth Tapped for VA Assistant Secretary
WASHINGTON (Feb. 3, 2009) - President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate L. Tammy Duckworth, director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, to be the Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
“Effective communications with Veterans and VA’s stakeholders is key to improving our services and ensuring Veterans receive the benefits they deserve,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “Tammy Duckworth brings significant talent, leadership and personal experience to this important work.”
As assistant secretary, Duckworth will direct VA’s public affairs, internal communications and intergovernmental relations. She also will oversee programs for homeless Veterans, consumer affairs and special rehabilitative events.
Duckworth was appointed director of the state Veterans office in Illinois in 2006. In previous testimony before Congress, she expressed her commitment to Veterans and the need for transformation of the Department. “The VA system faces new challenges as a result of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” She also noted “the patient profile is changing. More wounded soldiers are surviving very serious injuries.”
She is serving as a major in the Illinois National Guard and was previously deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom where, as a captain, she was assistant operations officer for a 500-soldier aviation task force. She also served as a logistics officer and company commander. As a helicopter pilot flying combat missions in 2004, she suffered grave injuries when her helicopter was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade, losing both legs and partial use of one arm.
Her previous managerial experience includes coordinating the Center for Nursing Research at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, and working for Rotary International’s Asia-Pacific region from 2002 to 2004.
Duckworth earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawaii and a master’s degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Born in Thailand, she is the daughter of a U.S. Marine who fought in Vietnam. She is married to Iraq war Veteran and National Guard officer, Major Bryan Bowlsbey.
For more information, please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Public Affairs 202-461-7600.
I know, I know, will I ever shut up about Miley Cyrus? Have no idea, but this video amuses me greatly and simply explains why this chink eye thing is offensive. Thanks towards Adriel Luis of Ill-Literacy for making this. Props to Hyphen, for letting me know about it.