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Chris Rocks King

This is worth watching.  We love ya Flava Flav, but we don’t want you as our president.  And McCain, you’ve got enough houses to lose a few.  

His answer to viewer Anton’s question was AMAZING.

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Kirala

Last week, when I was on an over-worked over-socialized blog hiatus, I. and I took R. and A. out to dinner to celebrate R.’s first published news article in a national newspaper. Not to mention the front section!

We all went and had a feast at Kirala, arguably the East Bay’s foremost Japanese restaurant.  For a non-urban, mid-level sushi place, Kirala really puts effort in, and I respect that.

I love their dishware: 

 

and the classic sake presentation in a bamboo carafe:

The seaweed salad is amazing here:

I. and I fought over some shrimp heads:

Crunchy!

And of course great sushi

The hamachi was amazing that night.

It was one week ago tonight, and now I’m re-living it in celebration of R.’s THIRD article published in the Tribune!!! Go Rimpletide! So prolific I can’t even keep up.  

Here’s the second…

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More On Whiteness

Check out Tim Wise on You Tube.  Interesting stuff.  

Tim Wise On White Privilege

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Live Blog: The Presidential Debate Part IV

MCCAIN’S ADVISOR HENRY KISSINGER:

KISSINGER IS A WAR CRIMINAL

MCCAIN depicts himself as a crusader against WAR CRIMES

MCCAIN IS A VICTIM OF WAR CRIMES, OF TORTURE

KISSINGER IS A WAR CRIMINAL 

HOLLYWOOD GOT ONE THING RIGHT.

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Live Blog Part III: The Presidential Debate

My favorite argument of Obama’s: 

AFGHANISTAN

McCain, for all his pro-military pro-veteran posturing HAS NO REAL ANSWER.  AFGHANISTAN IS A WAR.  WE ARE A WARTIME STATE.  WAKE UP AMERICA.  THIS WAR IS BIGGER THAN IRAQ.  AND WE HAVE NOT WON.  IT HAS BEEN SEVEN YEARS AND WE HAVE NOT WON.  

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Live Blog: Presidential Debate Part II: Obama is a Teacher

One of the hardest things you have to do as a teacher in the age of standards and high stakes testing is determine your “throughlines,” which might be loosely defined as your philosophy of what matters within the constraints of your discipline.  It is impossible to teach everything, to remediate every skill, to satisfy the needs and desires of every parent and every child.  

You have to decide as a professional, as an expert, as a trained technician, what matters and how to proceed based on your VALUES of what matters.  You have to take heart in the faith that the government and citizens have in you, which is implicit in your hiring: you have the power to discriminate.  The onus is on you to decide what is necessary and what is possible.  

Obama has done a BRILLIANT job tonight of articulating just this:

When faced with the question of how he will cope with spending in the context of a financial crisis, Obama said that he will use a SCALPEL, not a HATCHET. He said, and I paraphrase, that you have to know what your VALUES are before you decide where to cut.  You have to be in touch with what you BELIEVE.

Obama BELIEVES in PEOPLE, which is why he will still fund Early Childhood Education in a financial crisis, and why he wants to rewrite the tax code to tax corporations and the wealthy more heavily.  

When faced with the question of how to proceed in Iraq, he emphasizes that it is not a question of whether or not to use military might but HOW to use it, and says, and I paraphrase that it is HOW we use our military judgement, not whether we use military.  WE MUST USE GOOD JUDGEMENT.  

Obama is prepared to lead us from his throughlines.  He is being transparent about what he wants to teach us, and how he wants to lead us.  This is how we teach.  This is how we learn.  This is progress.

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Live Blog Part I: Presidential Debate

I could get all Maureen Dowd here, but I don’t think it’s necessary.  Cut and dry: the most hysterical and ridiculous McCain statements so far:

Saying 2x so far that he is no “Miss Congeniality” 

I wonder what RomCom character McCain identifies with?  I think it would be a good lead question for the next debate. 

Calling himself and Sarah Palin mavericks…maybe like Goose and Maverick?  Is T. Cruise a GOPer?


We are winning in Iraq

“…and peace and prosperity comes to Iraq…and it we will bring it to Afghanistan…”

MCCAIN IS A HYSTERICAL WOMAN ON A FREUDIAN, VICTORIAN LEVEL, CALL HIM DORA

maybe he needs some Therapeutic Touch.

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