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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Common Sense SAM part 5

Happy Halloween!!! No, we're not living in the house yet but we did go sugar begging...I mean, trick or treating in the new hood. All the kids ran for the huge McMansions screaming,"The big houses have the good candy!" How quickly they learn. It was like watching pigeons at the park going after the last crumb of food.

And speaking of begging, anyone else getting tired of the phone ringing off the hook from politicians? I wonder if there's some sort of class action suit that can be filed for phone spamming. I bet if a politician ran on that platform they'd get a lot of votes.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Candidate SAM part 4

Debate time!...sorta. I feel like back in the day people used to discuss political issues and policies for hours and hours at a time. Even days. Now we just wait to see who has the better attack ads. I think we need to get back to nobody leaves until we've decided town hall style super meetings! Who's with me! (cricket chirp)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Candidate SAM part 3

As SAM is thrust into a political race he doesn't want to be in he ponders the important questions...like what's in it for him?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Candidate SAM part 2

The continuing saga of a man thrust into the political limelight. May God have mercy on our souls.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

ASPIRE Asian American Women Leaders Conference Oct. 16 in Boston

Just wanted to let everyone know about an important conference going on at Boston University on October 16. It's the Asian American Women Leaders conference organized by the nice people at ASPIRE (Asian Sisters Participating in Reaching Excellence). Their mission is to aim to encourage attendees to explore, learn, and flourish. It will challenge and support Asian American women to take a leap. Speakers will share their experiences on how they were able to discover themselves through new inspirations and experiences which allowed for change in their lives.

The morning keynote will be given by Linda Chin who is the President of ATASK (Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence) and the afternoon keynote will be presented by Jeannie Suk, Assistant Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

They are graciously offering discounted pricing for advance ticket purchases/registration. But it ends this Saturday so get your tickets NOW! Please find more information about this event at their website.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mmmm...can you smell the politics in the air?

It's that magical time when the leaves turn colors, political robo-calls ring non-stop and the TV becomes inundated with ads that were approved by so and so. At this point in my life I've seen my fair share of political cycles and the one thing that really hasn't changed is the promise of change. All politicians promise to be an agent of change that will bring lasting prosperity and hope. After all, change is good, right? But after a while the message loses its luster and, after seeing enough candidates under-deliver on their promises, loses meaning altogether.

But then I sit back and think to myself, "Why are candidates promising anything? Aren't they just supposed to do what we tell them to do? Isn't that the role of a politician?" At which point my other self says, "Yes, but when a politician is following up on his/her constituent's demands it becomes his/her responsibility to carry through with their wishes and sometimes that comes across as a personal agenda." Then third self jumps in with a "That's crap! Politicians only carry through on things they agree with. No way an anti-abortion politician is going to defend abortions even if everyone in his/her state wants it legalized." Fourth self then leaves the room and checks to see if there are any brownies left in the kitchen.

Oh, yeah. I've decided to extend this storyline for the next few weeks until the elections in early November. I apologize in advance.