Top Ten reasons why Sarah Palin won’t be America’s VP

1. She is NOT Hillary Clinton. (Did someone say a female Dan Quayle?)

2. Why would any mother want to run an entire country after just having a special
needs child? This says she really wouldn’t be there for her children,
and is quite selfish, especially during those early developmental years.

3. The population of Alaska is 1/4 of the population of the city of Chicago….
It’s like saying if I have run a small hot dog stand in Fenway Park I am
now qualified to run Microsoft.

4. State government is a whole other ballgame as opposed to federal. Republicans
would argue that VA Governor Tim Kaine (D) was a possible VP choice, but
he wasn’t picked for obvious reasons.  He just couldn’t do the job.
She can’t either.

5. She and McCain would both rid women of their rights that they are provided
for in Roe vs Wade.

6. She would make off-shore drilling abundant in every available spot in America.
She wants to destroy Alaska let alone if she took hold of the
rest of America. She literally thinks Polar bears aren’t worth saving.
7. She avoided admitting to her “Bridge to Nowhere” (The Bridge Story is here! ) scandal.  If you are in
office and make a mistake, please own up to your own mistake.
If not, you really have no character.

8. Being equivalent to Mrs. Brady won’t make her qualified to run America.

9. If the old man McCain dies, (I will remind you all he is 72 and just had
Cancer.  He is in effect on his way out.) we would all have one clueless
Mrs. Brady in office.

10. She is a desperate ploy for an old man who needs female votes, minority
votes, and Hillary votes….We Americans are not that stupid or shallow
to vote for him just because he now has a woman on his ticket.

She’s not hot, not hip, progressive, or smart, or anything worth noting. She kills animals in her spare time and is so, so lame. I’d sooner vote for Paris Hilton than her.

The Real Danger of going Green

Dangers of going green? What?
You are probably siting there thinking did Carmelo watch too many documentaries, or maybe he’s become a Polar Bear hunter?
Nope. I recently started biking more often to save our planet and my own pocket from getting thinner and thinner. The end result is that I got hit by a car on my own residential street….correction, hit by an SUV. No major worries though, I was just winged and knocked down, but not out for the final count. I have just been out of commission in the physical fitness sense, unable to move run or bike :(.

Mentally, it’s not the greatest thing for one’s psyche to have that physical manifestation of the fact that hey, we all can be deleted if enough careless drivers ban together in one scary demonic car ride.  Think of the movie Transformers or go back and think of Stephen King’s Film Maximum Overdrive.

But rest assured the Decepticons didn’t get me after all.

Just one small woman in a big SUV, your standard LA stereotype.  If I had a nickel for every small or short person in LA with a big scary car, I’d be quite rich.  So no, unfortunately I will not be running in the Nike Human Run this Sunday.

The real dangers of going green in such a car-based city like Los Angeles is there are too many careless drivers and not enough bike or running paths.  It wasn’t the first time some careless driver nearly ran me off the road.  So please be aware of those people with the smiles on their faces biking and running along the side of your car.  I won’t say it again.  Just open your eyes, Los Angeles!!!

What can I do but now but eventually get back on the ole bike or dust off my running shoes and try to stay healthy in the land of fake boobs and fake health awareness.  This all was already a task to do considering I was just barely getting over my other medical condition i.e. ‘shin splints’ (caused by excessive running). Oh well, I must just try to train and forget about it, pushing forward as always.

Hopefully next time my efforts to stay “green” by not using my car will be rewarded by courteous drivers and not another trip to the ER. Thanks!

Why Giuliani is Still a Moron…..

(Taken from Yahoo News)

“She gave a great speech last night,” agreed Giuliani, who failed in his own bid to carry the Republican crown into the November 4 elections losing to John McCain.

“Why isn’t she the vice-presidential candidate? Why isn’t she the presidential candidate?,” he added, once again picking at the Democrat’s wounds while many Clinton supporters are still distraught at her defeat.

He said on Fox and Friends he had been convinced that Obama would pick Clinton as his running mate and, “I couldn’t understand why he would organize a convention to give the Clintons two nights and then diss Hillary as vice-president.”

My Take on it and him:

Why aren’t you a VP or Presidential candidate yourself, Giuliani? The answer is…because you are an immoral snake in the grass. I don’t want to write a super long blog about this bozo who only did one thing right in all of his political career: he did his job during 9/11…but honestly that’s no reason for him to run my America or my New York for that matter.

Please just go look him up and you will see all the terrible things he has done.

Here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudy_Giuliani

Or check out the eye opening documentary on our former mayor here:
http://www.giulianitime.com/

Giuliani billed the great people of NYC tens of thousands of dollars, in funding for most of his affairs; (Note the plural form…there were many affairs he had aside from him marrying his second cousin, which is so very gross!) He billed the City of NYC i.e. dinners, hotels, and more…all for his own philandering.

He is the biggest supporter of, historically, the worst president the United States of America has ever had: G.W. Bush.

This is all I will say about Giuliani and his long-winded rhetoric.  Let’s not let him or figures like him ruin our Democratic National Convention.

Best-

CV

I Saw Jamie Kennedy’s Homies and they aren’t that tough…..

I am joking of course, and I was just referring to Jamie Kennedy’s movie, “Malibu’s Most Wanted”-a movie about rich kids acting like “gangstas”.

The other day in Beverly Hills, I was ‘almost messed with’ by some Beverly Hills High school ‘gangstas’. (I know this from their BH High-school shirts they were wearing.)
‘They walked right in front of my car blocking me for a few moments, then stared me down like we were old cell mates in Chino State Prison.  Are you kidding me?   Lucky my old street instincts didn’t kick in, and I didn’t jump out and get crazy on them.  Instead, of course, I just chuckled it off..until I really thought about it later that night.

It was almost amusing to see these stereotypes of rich kids of many different races and ethnic backgrounds ‘playing ghetto’ and walking that proverbial walk. But then again it was kind of sad. Do these confused kids really need such a ‘wall’ up and or image to survive the mean streets of South Beverly Drive and beyond? Nope, but that’s the reality of today’s world. Image, Image, Image.

Teenagers today are just as confused as when I was one, if not even more. They are spoon fed images, ads, MTV reality shows, and other pop influences that all probably make them think they have to act a certain way or other kids will laugh at them and call them ‘soft’.  Maybe now being rich isn’t that cool unless you are Paris Hilton or some other lost rich boy or girl.  I think the rich are often self-important, bad drivers, and even worse when it comes to self image.

Point #1:

Learning balance and self worth for being one’s true self is hard, whether you are rich or poor, funny or serious, or even normal or weird.

I myself grew up being ‘weird’ and around money in the wealthy suburbs of Connecticut. In my late teens I left that comfort of money and suburbia to live in a real city. In the end I wound up hanging out in some of the toughest neighborhoods in Boston. But tough is all relative depending on whether you know those people in your ‘hood’.  I won’t bore you with stories about the gangstas’ I used to know.  That’s not today’s story.  I will admit though, it does take time to learn to be yourself whether it’s in the mega malls of Beverly Hills or the Projects of Boston.

Point #2:

Money isn’t such a big deal.  Money might just give you a little more freedom and a little more leeway to be more impulsive, but it can’t buy you self worth.  I have had friends who were worth millions of dollars that weren’t half as happy as my broke yet happy homeless street friends.

Point #3:

Self worth is worth something that is necessary rich or not, whether you play a role or yourself.  All we really have is self-worth: so make it count. We as human beings have short lives, so please don’t waste those lives trying to be something forced and not natural.  What I’m saying is: just be.

To quote my favorite graveyard epitaph from the late great Charles Bukowski: “Don’t Try.”

It might take a while to find that self worth, as it did for me. But in the end it will be the thing that frees you more than the mighty dollar, or that even mightier than that silly-looking Gold chain.

But who really knows except you…yourself.

Peace all-

CV

Quotes of the Day from "Edward Scissorhands"

Current mood: amused
Category: Movies, TV, Celebrities

Memorable quotes for
“Edward Scissorhands”

Edward: Goodbye.
[Kim kisses Edward]
Kim: I love you.

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Officer Allen: Will he be OK, Doc?
Psychologist: The years spent in isolation have not equipped him with the tools necessary to judge right from wrong. He’s had no context. He’s been completely without guidance. Furthermore, his work – the garden sculptures, hairstyles and so forth – indicate that he’s a highly imaginative… uh… character. It seems clear that his awareness of what we call reality is radically underdeveloped.
Officer Allen: But will he be all right out there?
Psychologist: Oh yeah, he’ll be fine.

Why Tropic Thunder is so so Good. It’s All about the "Work " Baby.


Please check out Ben Stiller on Charlie Rose:
http://www.charlierose.com/shows/2008/08/15/1/a-conversation-with-ben-stiller

Tropic Thunder is loads of war-time parody fun!

It is for sure 10 steps above the standard yearly ‘parody’ movie ie: ‘another another teen movie’, ‘superhero movie’ ‘epic movie’ and more….This film is Ben Stiller’s Love Child i.e. his 8 year labor of love that he put his whole heart into. (If you watch the Charlie Rose interview it will all become more apparent).

I won’t sit around and say that it is racist or degrading to: African Americans, Gays, or mentally challenged people. The only race of people this film degrades is the ‘race of people that are Actors’ and the Hollywood system as a whole. There are so, so many funny lines from Downey (Downey makes for one cool brother too by the way) about how actors put in the “work”.  You might just get it-how much we all make ourselves look so very self-important.  Perhaps we might realize how silly we are in forgetting that reality and or life is tougher than any movie or performance we might have always dreamed of giving.

The other highlights to me were Mr. Tom (who knew this guy was so funny) Cruise’s immoral Hollywood Agent character, and Nick Nolte’s fake war hero.  Honestly the whole cast and crew were great.  Even the actor who played the director, Steve Coogan was perfect, and he will also be staring in the highly anticipated comedy, “Hamlet 2”.

Tom Cruise was a total shock.  I mean we all saw his rivetingly funny and heartbreaking performance in Magnolia, but his role in this film was just pure laughter and comedy, written for folks who love making fun of that flawed Hollywood system we all (here) must operate within.

A Response to our Latest: Saddleback Church and Other Issues…Why Obama is always on Top……

…because Senator Barack Obama will not fake it for votes.

For those of you who watched the semi-religious debate…..Okay….. let’s make that the ultra-religious Fox News debate, here is my summary of what went down:

The Candidates:

Barack Obama was, in effect, full of great answers and was poised, relaxed, and actually speaking to the Pastor. He had a great point about reducing the number of reasons for abortions. But I think that the issue of teen pregnancy will always be there no matter what year it is. Whether it’s at a church or visting our troops, Barak Obama always remains the same man. He does not try to adapt some fake persona for the occasion, like some elderly Arizona senators we know.

John McCain looked tired and semi-desperate, only addressing the crowd directly, not addressing the Pastor, which was the whole point of the meeting. He gave short, stubby answers to everything, as if life were that cut and dry. I truly believe that he had tip offs for his ‘answers’. My specific proof is that there is no way he answered the question of: “Which Supreme Court Justice would you not support?” without hearing his opposer’s view.

To me he sounded like nothing but an aging ambition; almost like that guy in High school who never got the lead role in the high school play.  He was that extra that wanted to be more.  But his own harsh truth was he was more like that AV Tech guy you always pushed around, and now he wants revenge on you. (No offense to any former AV tech types, please!)
In Closing:
I want to finally pose this last question: “What the hell is that lump on McCain’s right cheek?” He looks like he is storing food for the winter. Okay…. I will be reasonable and according to my good pal the internet: Here is the answer:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_does_John_McCain’s_cheek_look_swollen

Why does John McCain’s cheek look swollen?
In: Political Office Holders [Edit]

According to Dr. Michael Hinni, senator McCain has a swelling of his left jaw due to “absence of soft tissue on the face in front of his ear (left).” Whether the swelling is related to past medical history of melanoma is unclear.
John McCain was diagnosed with melanoma (malignant skin cancer) on his cheek 5 years ago which he says has left his cheek puffy looking.
I will pose a final question to the USA: Why would we want a 71-year-old man who possibly has a fatal disease in power?  It seems like we would be asking for a national tragedy to happen on so many levels….aside from the fact that the man runs off at the mouth about the same boring Vietnam war stories as that super annoying relative you know we all have. We don’t want that, do we?

Now know this, I am not a cold or mean person and I would never wish another person harm or to get Cancer, but it does look like McCain already has Cancer. McCain would not be able to handle such a high stress, always on the go performance, and high pressure job that is being our president. Hell, I will use his own quote to my advantage: “I’d chase McCain into the gates of hell rather than let him win the 2008 election.”