the GOP gets introduced to reality (and facts)

What a spectacular and stunning loss for the GOP. Record numbers of women and minorities (muslims, gays, latinos, asian-pacifics, blacks..) were voted into office on Nov 07, and were for the first time in history a majority of each party's caucus in the House of Representatives. For fast-tracking this inevitable reality, I give my heartfelt thanks to the misinformation campaign of Karl Rove, the Faux News spin machine, and the most vile members of the GOP who hijacked the platform to preach dogma, promote hate and blacklist those with opposing views. These charlatans have failed their party and America by keeping their believer base cocooned in a bubble of lies and fear. Without facts to inform GOP strategy, it's advantage team blue. … [Read more...]

The New Idealist Social Network

The New Idealist Social Network, from the kid who co-founded Facebook and got Barrack Obama into the White House: a new social venture for connecting volunteers with their causes, Jumo. Whether the non-profit sector is ready to embrace a new social networking platform remains to be seen, especially given these organizations’ often-limited staff time and lack of familiarity with cutting edge technology. And there’s competition—Ning, for instance, allows non-profits to build their own branded social networking websites using pre-fabricated tools. But the most formidable rivals are [Chris] Hughes’ old friends at Facebook, which already offers the application Causes, on which users can donate money and promote non-profits to friends. … [Read more...]

Letter to congressmen: support Public Option!

Dear Representative James Moran:The US health care system is in deplorable state. Upon repatriation for any number of reasons your ~7 million expatriates are the only citizens of OECD member countries with no social health protection mechanism in place to assist in transitioning back home.As a voting constituent in the 8th Congressional District of VA, I respectfully urge you to vote for a strong and comprehensive public option that guarantees all Americans with the choice of a public health insurance plan, as proposed by President Barack Obama.This reform package, which aims to provide all Americans with access to affordable health insurance, must include a strong and comprehensive public option that:is available to ALL Americans on DAY … [Read more...]

Has the entertainment factor gone, post-Bush?

When the prevailing social constructs are blown to hell and back with the election of a black man to the White house [sic], there are social repercussions of a most disturbing kind, namely, what the heck do we do for entertainment now?? It was totally within the realm of political correctness to poke fun at Palin, who embodied the stupid white bimbo persona to a tee, and of course we had eight years of Bush, the perfect caricature of the cowboy simpleton we've come to love (or not) from decades of Westerns. Ditto with all the other white males (and females) whose daily grind and spiel are immortalised in the reels of Saturday Night Live and the late night cadre of satire and wit.But what do we do with Obama? Granted, he doesn't provide much … [Read more...]

… and the Inaugural Madness continues!!

Because for a moment so long anticipated, celebrating once is not enough... This time a cocktail party, so more mellow and in a stylin' swank joint. I include the menu prices for future gasp factor.ALL-NIGHT PARTING SHOTS $2Rejoice y’all! At long last, Bush is disembarkitating!Burning BUSH (Tequila)Dead-eye DICK (Vodka Caramel)CELEBRATE “A NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM”Raise a glass to the new President of the United States!ALE to the Chief $1 (Tiger Draught)BEVERAGES YOU CAN BELIEVE INCokeSpriteGinger AleLime JuiceLime SodaJuice BoxMontfleurBARACK Berry ChillCENTRIST LIBATIONS $3Obama-politanMICHELLE-mojitoBIDEN MargaritaYES WE DID Bubbly CocktailROAD TO THE WINE HOUSE $2.20/glass (CHOW "Exclusive" Red or White)RECESSION-PROOF CHOW BITES $3Fish … [Read more...]

Top 10 things we’ll miss about Bush

#1 might have to be the entertainment factor ... ..and circulating about cybersphere today is this fun piece about the tech-savvy Obama team descending into the dark ages of the White House IT infrastructure. "Like going from Xbox to Atari", one of his aides said. Have I mentioned lately how much I like our freakin' cool new Techie-in-Chief??. … [Read more...]

Watching Obama’s Inauguration in Phnom Penh

That was a pretty nice event.. Lots of energy and a huge crowd at the Gym Sports Bar: we had about 180 people throughout the night and well past 230am-- was not a good idea to have an 8am meeting like some folks did! And here, our two most favorite things-- ZULU and BARACK-- we just found our theme for the Mardi Gras Madness event! And on a side note, a hmmm moment... Bush will be the first ex-president not to get a lifetime security detail. [[cocking head to the side]]] ..of all the living POTUSes that'd need it most...! . … [Read more...]

Bye George!

Join us in the countdown pandemonium nearly a decade in the making, and share in the merriment of 43's imminent and much anticipated departure! What started with some hanging chads in the Fall of 2000 will finally come to an end! No weapons of mass destruction will be unfound; no Vice Presidential shotgun will be uncocked! Watch the West Wing purge of 8 years of carnage and idiocy and toast the End of an Error at two events!If you can't catch the Beltway action on the 20th, then join us at the Gym Bar for the LIVE inaugural soul cleansing! In honor of the Accidental President, we celebrate his departure with a nostalgic trip down memory lane with a Pub Quiz before commencing with the ceremonies. So get your game on, test those brain cells, … [Read more...]