Thursday, March 20, 2008

John McCain and The Surge

Oh, not the military action in Iraq, but my hit counter. For the past week, I've gotten a big surge of visitors to this here blog primarily by those of you Googling "John McCain," "pastor" and "John McCain's pastor."

(Heh. That oughtta bump me back near the top of the search result list).

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Way of the Cross With a Chinese Flavor

Given that the upcoming Summer Olympics are in Beijing, it's probably not coincidental that Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong was selected to compose the Way of the Cross meditations for this year's Good Friday service at the Colosseum.

Also make sure to check out the awesome artwork accompanying Cardinal Zen's meditations. (h/t Amy Welborn)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Clueless in Berkeley

A classic illustration of how to divert attention away from an otherwise dumb message with a totally avoidable mistake.

False Equivalency Alert!

From the Harvard Law educated Obamamessiah (h/t Powerline):
I can no more disown [Jeremiah Wright] than I can my white grandmother – a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.
Borrowing from the Obamamessiah's campaign slogan - Spanish version: Sí usted puede.

Update: Is it Obamessiah or Obamamessiah? Think I'll start going with the former since it seems to have a better flow.

Monday, March 17, 2008

I'm a Wave

Great news for me. I've been provisionally accepted into the MBA program for fully employed folk at Pepperdine University. It's not quite a top 10 program like the one at USC and UCLA, but it seems to be fairly respectable.

Yeah, I'm gonna have to borrow money for this endeavor, but I think it'll be worth it in the long run. And as much as I'd love to be able to go to Malibu for classes, I won't be. Pepperdine has a convenient satellite campus for its MBA program down in the OC. As a matter of fact, it's right across the street from USC's MBA satellite campus.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

"Happy" 30th

Nice to see local college, and my sister's alma mater, Cal State Fullerton make the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament for the first time in 30 years.

Interesting that when the Titans were last at the Big Dance in 1978, they made it all the way to the Elite 8, and had beaten teams from the University of New Mexico, which featured future L.A. Lakers great Michael Cooper, and the University of San Francisco, which featured Bill Cartright, a future longtime NBA player and champion himself.

Why No Focus On John McCain's Pastor?

That was the question asked by liberal political pundit Kirsten Powers on Fox News' The Strategy Room today when the topic of Obamamessiah and the well publicized anti-American and racist ravings of his pastor, Jeremiah Wright, came up. I suppose that would be a pretty good question if it wasn't for the fact that McCain, unlike Obamamessiah, hasn't made his pastor a part of his presidential campaign. Nice attempted diversion, though, Kirsten.

Speaking of the Rev. Wright being a part of his campaign, it seems Obamamessiah is now actively trying to erase it from everyone's memory.