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I Watch Politics, World Cup Soccer, And The Olympics

If There Is Another 9/11 Style Attack

Barack Lost The South Carolina Debate
South Carolina Debate

Al Qaeda Strikes India, Wants Hindu-Muslim Riots
Bush Nabbed Saddam, His Mandate Was To Nab Osama

That was the key question that got asked at the South Carolina debate. Hillary gave the best answer. And that was key to her winning the debate.

Obama can not be blamed for trying to bring attention to New Orleans, but he will have to find other ways to do that.

If there is another 9/11 style attack.

If there is another 9/11 style attack, it will probably be Al Qaeda's work. We can say that with near certainty. So the question is, is the Al Qaeda weaker or stronger since 9/11? That is W's report card. The Al Qaeda is stronger today than it was ever before.

How did that happen?

The Al Qaeda has never been a standing army. This is how W thought. Wait a minute. We got a standing army that fights standing armies. Who has a standing army? Saddam? Well then let's go for Saddam. It is like the patient needs heart surgery. But the equ…

Barack, You Can Do Debates

High Energy Generation Obama Event: I Am Hooked


Generation Barack Obama Launch Party"For all NYC young professionals!" This event is planned to start at 7:00 pm on May 30, 2007 at Lotus.

Photos from the same event in DC

I have been to numerous political events the past two years in NYC, some of them great ones, but this was outright mindblowing. I learned about it in a Facebook mail that got sent to me. I don't know the person who sent it to me.

I got there about 10 minutes early so I walked around and found myself at this convenience store staring at USA Today. The front page story was on the richest Mexican who supposedly is richer than Warren Buffett and soon might take over Bill Gates. I was surprised to learn.

Carlos Slim Helú - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carlos Slim Helu, The World's Richest People -
Carlos Slim Helu Quotes - Mexican Billionaire
ONLINE ORIGINAL: Carlos Slim: "The Key Is the Internet"For the past two decades, he has shown an uncanny ability to spot undervalued companie…

Political Socializing In NYC

From A Few Different Websites
Love Poems
Dating Advice
The Love Teachings Of Kama Sutra

Brooklyn for Barack BBQ May 26, 2007 at 12:00 PM
Union Square Walk for Change Jun 9, 2007 at 11:00 AM

Long Walk To Freedom
Long Walk To Freedom: Just A Third World Guy Dazzled By The City

In The News

Barack Responds to Romney and McCainThis country is united in our support for our troops, but we also owe them a plan to relieve them of the burden of policing someone else’s civil war. Governor Romney and Senator McCain clearly believe the course we are on in Iraq is working, but I do not. And if there ever was a reflection of that it's the fact that Senator McCain required a flack jacket, ten armored Humvees, two Apache attack helicopters, and 100 soldiers with rifles by his side to stroll through a market in Baghdad just a few weeks ago. Governor Romney and Senator McCain are still supporting a war that has cost us thousands of lives, made us less safe in the world, and resulted in a resurgence of al-Q…

DNC Needs To Take Over The Monthly Debates

How about the DNC take over and the networks are given a choice. The DNC will invite along about 20 video bloggers, all of whom will participate under the condition they may not use any video footage for the 24 hours after the debates are over. After that, anything goes. So the TV networks still get a full run for the first 24 hours. And if the networks do not come along for this fair deal, they should be simply kicked out and the videobloggers should have full access, and the rights to broadcast right away. I hope it does not come to that. I hope a way can be found for Old Media and New Media to coexist.

The current arrangement is not okay. Old media has a monopoly over the debates. New media has been excluded. This is unhealthy for democracy. If the debates are videoblogged, that will spark a genuine dialogue across the country on all the important issues of the day. Videoblogging the debates means they can be played and replayed at one's leisure. That will also mean the candidat…

Fitting In Hillary, Obama, Spitzer

In my mind, these are the three star Democrats in America today. There are many other good ones as well, but they are more Secretary material.

Make no mistake, I am for Obama. I want him as president, and I want him now. But I have always liked Hillary, that has never seen a dip. And Spitzer is a racehorse waiting in the wings. You have to watch his hooves. It is hard to imagine this guy will not have a decided go at the White House at some point. His governorship feels too much like a prelude to something bigger.

I have thought of many combos in my mind. I have thought of Obama-Spitzer. But I think Hillary will carry New York in the primaries, and Barack will carry Illinois, but New Jersey, California and the rest are fair game. There is no telling right now if it will be Hillary-Obama or Obama-Hillary. Both sound great.

One scenario is it is Hillary-Obama in for eight years. Then Obama picks Spitzer who has had two wonderful terms as Governor of New York, and he has been preparing hard…