Archive for July, 2009

Gavin Newsom Is An Empty Suit

July 20, 2009

A friend from new york asked me about gavin newsom  because, in an effort to raise his political profile, he was appearing on

tv shows in new york.

My friend, being unfamiliar with mr. newsom,  thought he was personable and came off well.

I dont know him personally, so i’m commenting on the public person here, but i find newsom to be a tool.

I have come to believe he doesn’t have a single original thought.

I think every  word that comes out of his mouth originates from the group of people who  surround him.

It’s like the people he is fronting for created him in a lab.

In a sense they have.

He really reads to me like sensitive political polling is pulling every one of his puppet strings.

his special  gift is the ability to seamlessly   redirect your gaze so you dont notice the strings.

Not a  single one of  “his”  grandstanding ideas has ever been implemented.

He is the king of the meaningless symbolic gesture.

I know what some of you are thinking.

That he was a hero for standing up for gay marriage.

Well, I certainly support the act, but the more i watch gavin, the more i suspect it was a calculated political move.

He reminds me of the guy that is  there smiling in every photograph of the class yearbook, but no one remembers him being there, or who invited him.

Al Franken is a Politician

July 20, 2009

I was at a family gathering yesterday and some of my republican relatives were complaining that a comedian

had won the seat in Minnesota.

Yeah, well at least he is actually pretty smart and has a sense of humor unlike the steroid using weight lifter we have for

a governor in california.

Or the cheesy actor we had for president.

Or all the wrestlers, ball players, astronauts, and sons of rich people who have held higher office in the last few years.

They were sure pre-qualified to handle the complicated aspects of foreign and domestic policy.

At least in the Philippines the soap opera star they elected is good looking.

Maybe san francisco’s Gavin Newsom could go there.

Please.

I’m From You Nork!

July 6, 2009

There are a lot of people where i live that came from new york.

How can I tell?

Because within sixty seconds  of meeting me,  they feel compelled to tell me;

“I’m from  New York”.

This is usually followed by a pause with the person looking at me expectantly.

I’m never sure what i should say,

“that certanly makes you unique”

or, “so?”

or, ” cool. You must be a real tough guy.

I was going to try and take advantage of you in some way, but now i realize

i’m dealing with a super  savvy scrapper.

I better back down!

Why do i get a sense they are searching for a reaction?

Is it a challenge of some kind?

Or do i just not know the secret code?

Look. I like new york.

It’s an especially  fun place  if you are in your twenties and have a career with an upward trajectory.

But taking pride in tamping down your fight or flight reflex to live in an over crowded,  overstimulating,

dangerous rat maze is kinda perverse if you think about it.

Anyhow,  i’ve taking  to responding by saying;

“New York is way better than here,  this place is lame, i wish i could live in new york, when are you going back?”