Monday, August 09, 2010

If I Didn't Have an Almost Two Year Old...

  • We would have certainly talked about the fact that WYCLEF JEAN is running for President in Haiti. Now, don't get me wrong, I was a huge Fugees fan and I dig Wyclef's song with Shakira. But, President of a country?

  • And we should have talked about the MOVE Act a week ago (You should see my bookmarks's out of hand and I wonder why things get lost in the mix...) Like the Philly Black Panther debacle wasn't a big enough black eye for the we learn that they'd protect the rights of felons and illegals to vote over the MEN AND WOMEN of the ARMED FORCES?! For real? Isn't it those very men and women that afford us that right?!
    "The Department of Justice is ignoring a new law aimed at protecting the right of American soldiers to vote, according to two former DOJ attorneys who say states are being encouraged to use waivers to bypass the new federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act.

    The MOVE Act, enacted last October, ensures that servicemen and women serving overseas have ample time to get in their absentee ballots. The result of the DOJ's alleged inaction in enforcing the act, say Eric Eversole and J. Christian Adams — both former litigation attorneys for the DOJ’s Voting Section — could be that thousands of soldiers' ballots will arrive too late to be counted." (source)

  • How about Facebook? I just read that ONE in FIVE of every new divorces filed is citing facebook as the reason. See, and all these years people have thought it was weird that I'm still friends with all my exes...they represent no enigma to me, no representation of an easier time gone by...they're just friends. Maybe more people should have followed my lead in that regard. There's an entire FB Divorce page, and how about the chick that found pictures of her husband marrying another women on FB? Geez. Cheating to a whole new level...polygamy! I don't blame FB though. I think these people are using the Internet for social interaction for the first time. It's easy for newbies to fall into the fake world of online social interaction...and I don't this is what Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes had in mind.

  • And of course the mosque-to-be in Manhattan. Everyone has written about it. Speaking of FB, here is some one's status update: "The mosque within two blocks of the WTC is a big deal why? Under the prevailing logic, we should also look out for Catholic Churches being built too close to day care centers." Terrible analogies are indeed a pet peeve of mine. A much better analogy is the one asking if we would build a monument to the Japanese kamikaze pilots at Pearl Harbor.
    Anyway, as you wade through all the pro and con articles, this one should be on the list:
    Mischief in Manhattan: We Muslims know the Ground Zero Mosque is meant to be a deliberate provocation.

  • Now, back to my unusually-needy-today almost two year old. He's lucky he's so damn cute.

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