Archive for ‘Politics’

August 16, 2011

Passion Of The Craft (Trailer)

I highly recommend you watch this once it drops in its entirety.

Passion Of The Craft is a short documentary about just that.

BANDIT, a strategic ideas agency in Copenhagen, work with clients daily that don’t understand the real link between the lives of the consumers, and their brand. So they started on a journey to find like minded individuals in fashion, branding, media, photography, marketing and design.

The result is 10 frank and open conversations with 10 influential people in modern culture.

August 9, 2011

Celebrities Close-Up By Martin Schoeller

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Here’s a series of celebrity close-up shots. You can blame this piece of brilliance on photographer Martin Schoeller.

Photos include Mark Zuckerburg, Barack Obama, Brad Pitt, Jay-Z, Pink, Angelina Jolie, Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper (R.I.P.), and many more.

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July 5, 2011

Hollywood’s Reaction To Casey Anthony Verdict

Her reaction after the verdict

All I have to say is that this trial was a fail of EPIC proportions. Why do we have these morons for jurors? No worry I having had to do jury duty. I’m telling you everyone would be guilty if I were on the jury, unless that corpse comes back in angel form and sprinkles fairy/angel dust on me whilst whispering in my ear “This man didn’t murder me and buttfuck my lifeless corpse.” Until that happens, all you fuckers are guilty.

Anyway, here’s what some of the Hollywood personalities had to say on Twitter about this travesty.

More after the jump.

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May 17, 2011

Video: Jon Stewart x Bill O’Reilly Go At It


Bill O’Reilly and the right-wing are so damn delusional. Jon Stewart once again puts the smack down on the conservatives. *Salutes*

May 13, 2011

NBA Player Questions Trump’s Character

CNN:
Donald Trump’s most recent challenge to President Barack Obama took me back to my collegiate years at Syracuse University. I had studied for two weeks straight for a calculus class, harder than I had ever studied in my life. After I completed my exam, I was confident that all my hard work had paid off.
But the next day, my professor greeted me with accusations of cheating, saying three-fourths of the class had flunked. How could I possibly have managed to get a B minus without cheating? Thankfully, not all of my professors were cut from this same cloth, but I had my share of run-ins. One professor asked me on the first day what I was doing in his classroom, and shouldn’t I be in remedial English or Rocks for Jocks?
Why did I have to prove myself worthy of being in their classrooms? The vast majority of professors at Syracuse University were not like this, but the sting of disrespect from those encounters has resonated with me till this day.

Donald Trump questioning the president’s educational background took me back to those unfortunate memories.

President Obama graduated from Columbia University in 1983 with a degree in political science. He went on to Harvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude and was the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. But apparently Trump is not impressed. He suggested — without offering any proof of this baseless claim — in an interview with The Associated Press that not only was he a poor student, he didn’t deserve to be admitted to the Ivy League universities he attended.

Michael Eric Dyson described this situation perfectly when he said on “Face the Nation”: “Skepticism about black intelligence and suspicion about black humanity have gone hand-in-hand throughout the history of this country in feeding the perception that black people don’t quite measure up.”
I don’t think any other president in the history of the United States ever had his citizenship cross-examined, his religious faith challenged or his educational achievements put to question.

Trump rejects allegations of racism

Is Trump fanning the flames of ignorance simply for personal gain, or does he truly believe President Obama has to continually prove himself worthy?

Unfortunately, Trump isn’t alone. In a CNN.com article headlined “Potential GOP presidential candidates react to bin Laden’s death,” Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin and Rick Santorum all gave statements about bin Laden’s death. Only Tim Pawlenty mentioned President Obama by name, and he had to include that it was, in fact, “President Bush who promised that America would bring Osama bin Laden to justice.”

Now, did some of the terrorists captured while Bush was in office reveal pertinent information that helped identify Osama’s courier? Did this information lead the Obama administration to the compound where bin Laden was hiding? Maybe.

But isn’t it also true that it was the wisdom and insight of the president that led to the abandoning of the Bush approach of bombing the entire area, leaving no man, woman or child standing? Didn’t the decision by President Obama to use special forces and a surgical helicopter attack help prevent the loss of many civilian lives?

By removing Osama bin Laden, President Obama has accomplished what Bush couldn’t do in two terms, no matter what he promised. So why is it still so difficult for the right to give him respect and credit?
The president should not have to prove anything to anyone. Yet, he has handled every unmerited insult with nothing but grace and class. He has risen above every act of insolence, and proved them all wrong. There is, as CBS’ “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer described, “an ugly strain of racism that’s running through this whole thing.”

Going back to “The Donald”: I don’t think he is some cross-burning, Confederate-flag-waving racist. But I do believe he is a “Hey, what is that black guy doing here?” racist. He is the type of racist who wants black people “to stay in their place.”

It is a sad situation that a man who has earned a degree from Columbia University, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, has been elected as president of the United States and received a Nobel Peace Prize has to continuously prove himself as a man worthy of respect. He simply shouldn’t have to.

May 2, 2011

The Guy Who Unknowingly Live-Tweeted The Osama Raid

Would he be considered a snitch? If I were him I’d probably do the same. Kind of crazy if you were in his shoes.

Yesterday Sohaib Athar (@ReallyVirtual on Twitter) was just a “an IT consultant taking a break from the rat-race by hiding in the mountains”, specifically Abbottabad, northern Pakistan.

The IT contractor and graduate of Preston University (which would account for his excellent British-sounding English) also says he’s a ‘startup specialist’ on his LinkedIn profile.

But today he will become known as the guy who, while live-tweeting a series of helicopter flypasts and explosion, unwittingly covered the US forces helicopter raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound. And he knows it. Here’s a selection of his Tweets:

More of his tweets after the jump.

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May 2, 2011

Video: Obama’s Speech On Bin Laden Death


Is this the end, or just the beginning?

April 27, 2011

Obama’s Not From Outer Space?!?!

Just a quick note on this Obama vs. Birther crap. I’m sorry but isn’t there a sense of blatant racism going on with the Republicans/Birthers? Since when did politicians ever go to these lengths to certify an American president’s birth? People will say that they aren’t pulling the race card. OK then, what is it? Once there’s another president that’s not white will this same birther crap continue or will it end with just Obama? American politics has to evolve. We set ourselves back hundreds of years with this nonsense.

Now back to your regularly scheduled program.

April 26, 2011

Video: Prodigy Talks Illuminati


One half of Mobb Deep shares his take on the illuminati. I love the resurrection of one of my all-time favorite groups. More M-O-B-B!

Prodigy has been talking about the the Illuminati for years. Long before contemporary hip-hop’s obsession with the secret society, P was vocal about the “enlightened ones” who he believes control the population to push their own agendas though food, television, radio and more.

In this exclusive Complex video, he elaborates on the subject, and also speaks on Kanye West and Jay-Z’s rumored involvement with the group.

April 19, 2011

Marcus Troy | 10 Habits of an Influencer

I once had an in depth conversation with my brother about the meaning behind certain titles, names and words. Words that used to have so much meaning and relevance are now useless because of the overuse of some of those words. These days I find a lot of people like to refer to themselves as INFLUENCERS, oftentimes without merit.

I wanted to breakdown my thoughts on the habit of the influencer and allow you all to judge for yourself. I was inspired to create this list after the pastor at Church broke down his views on influencers.

Check out the list after the jump.

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April 14, 2011

Sean Penn Is A Real Man


An interesting way to promote a campaign about human trafficking.

April 8, 2011

Morgan Spurlock At TED


One of my homegirls sent this my way and boy am I thankful.

April 7, 2011

Video: Emilio Rojas – Right To Stay


Some powerful music by Emilio Rojas regarding the treatment and laws of immigrants whether they be illegal or legal. This video speaks upon one particular story involving Luisa Gonzaga. Watch and listen.

Get that Life Without Shame mixtape here.

Directed by Court Dunn
Produced by Needlz

April 3, 2011

Video: Alye Pollack’s Message


This bullying nonsense has gone too far. There’s the argument that some of these kids need to toughen up and there’s the fact that this shouldn’t be going on. When it gets to the point where kids are killing themselves then something HAS to be done. Kick the bullies asses? That only perpetuates the problem. Its a dicey situation that needs to be handled with care. Luckily, I’ve never been bullied since I stood up for myself, and I wish some kids would find it within themselves to do the same. Besides, bullies always grow up to be losers anyway, karma is a bitch. Props to Alye Pollack for posted this video. I got your back.

April 1, 2011

Obama’s $30,800 Dinner Menu

They need more food on that menu in order to satisfy me. Roast a pig or something.

Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson hosted a dinner for President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama this week at his newest restaurant Red Rooster in Harlem.

The small dinner party of 50 shelled out $30,800 (€27,710) per plate for the party fundraiser.

Samuelsson is one of the president’s favorite chefs and has been called upon to cook a handful of state dinners for him in the past.

Samuelsson posted the evening menu on his new site, Food Republic, the morning after. Here’s what $30,800 will buy you at a dinner with the president.

First course

Cornbread, with honey butter

Lobster salad with asparagus, peas, hot biscuit

A glass of Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling “Semi-Dry” 2008, Finger Lakes, New York

Main course

Braised Short Ribs, honey-glazed chokes, spring onions and red wine reduction

A glass of Brown Estate “Chaos Theory” 2009, Napa Valley

Dessert

Chocolate Cake with rhubarb compote, buttermilk sherbert

Sweet Potato Doughnuts with cinnamon and brown sugar

Ridge Geyersville “Essence” 2007, Sonoma County, California

Via: Luxuo

March 20, 2011

Vida Guerra Gets Naked For PETA


Oh, Vida, where have you been in my life? Good to see her doing something else besides showing her ass everywhere. Wait….

Spotted: TLF

March 2, 2011

Video: Mike Tyson in The President’s Speech

Too damn funny. I knew Bush was a moron but jesus christ, he’s fucking retarded.

February 28, 2011

Video: Lupe Fiasco Doesn’t Vote


Lupe joins Tim Westwood’s show and reveals that he doesn’t vote on presidential elections. He’s not in favor of war and knows where’s his tax dollars go, which affects his judgment. I can’t say I disagree with him.

Seen: UDaily

February 23, 2011

I’m Mad As Hell!


This rant from ‘Network’ in 1976 remains true even for this generation. Peter Finch spoke the truth.

February 21, 2011

Religious Extremists vs. Hacktivists

I just felt like posted this since I found this quite amusing. Both parties come out losers in this case, but I will admit that the Westboro Baptist Church protesters are in their own fucking universe. Its extremists like this that make me proud that I don’t have to live anywhere near that nonsense.

Gawker:
The online hacktivist collective Anonymous first came into being to protest the Church of Scientology in 2008. After rising to prominence with recent pro-Wikileaks attacks against Mastercard, Visa and Paypal, the group is returning to its church-bashing roots. Anonymous’ next target appears to be the hate-spewing Westboro Baptist Church. They may have met their match.

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