Posts Tagged 'Presidential Election'

Darth Palin?

I watched the acceptance speech by Obama last night (yes, I can!) and the concession speech by McCain. Both speeches were great in my opinion and I wish both candidates were this candid prior to the election. Any ways, that is beside the point. Now onto the real news.

I did catch one phrase that John McCain said in his speech that caught my attention.

We can all look forward with great interest to her future service in Alaska, the Republican Party and our country – McCain to Gov. Sarah Palin

I could not help but notice that this is very similar to another quote by an elderly senator to a rapidly rising and unknown young buck.

We will watch your career with great interest

Some of you will get this right away, for others who are not as well-versed in the Star Wars galaxy as I am (my one and only nerdy vice), I’ll tell you. Palpatine said it to eight-year-old Anakin Skywalker at a celebration just as he destroyed a Trade Federation Droid Ship.

McCain and Palpatine. Both are senators. Both are really old. Both have awkward smiles. Both are a part of a government that the majority are unhappy with (Galactic Senate and Republican Party). Both can shoot electricity out of their fingers.

Anakin and Palin. Both have “in” their names. Both were complete unknowns until something thrust them into the spotlight. Both have future careers within a political landscape. Both are from desolate, backwards places that lack a population of females (Tatooine and Alaska). Both are considered young and dynamic.

Uncanny? I believe so. I’ll tell you one thing. I’m going to re-watch all six Star Wars movies right now. After 13 hours of Star Wars, I’ll know more about the future of politics than anyone in America.

“Cut through the pork, young Palin.”


Huffington Attacks the Hipster!

I know, it is of poor taste to post two things on the same topic or the same subject, but perhaps it led to inspiration. I concede that sometimes what must be done has to be done and today I posted two posts on the same subject.

While reading the news on the political soap opera that is the United States Presidential Election, I was reading the much controversial (and sometimes reviled) webnewsblog, the Huffington Post, when I came across this little peppy article that holds much contempt to the hipster fashion scene. The writer of this article, Verena von Pfetten, does correlate some interesting celebrity and pop culture figures with the hipster fashion trends to make her points. Read the article here.

But hey, it’s all fun and games, we wear what we want to wear because we want wear them to right? We wear what we wear to rage against the machine! However, a graphic designer named Rob Dobi (who has infamously designed work for such talent-heavy bands like the Used (ugh), Angels and Airwaves (gross) and Fall Out Boys (no comment), but has more recently invested his time into his clothing line Full Bleed) is a talented artist and his work has been featured on various record companies and magazines.

However, he redeemed himself and in turned washed his hands of his interactions with Fall Out Boy in my eyes with this entertaining website called, which is basically a scientific, anthropological look at the scenster lifestyle. Here’s a few examples, but really, check out the site you should get a guffaw, grin, chuckle or a harty har har out of it.

Making history and taking names

History is constantly being made, but we live in a time when things are happening right in front of our eyes through this year’s rollercoaster presidential election.

First, we had two democratic presidential nominees, a black man and a woman, run against each other. This had never happened before. Now we have a potential to have the United States of America’s first black president. Who knew this man from a tiny collection of islands and the last State of the Union could become president?

Barack Obama: From Hawaii to the history books.

As of today, the Republican presidential nominee John McCain has chosen Alaska govorner Sarah Palin as his running mate. For the first time in American history, she could be the first woman will be the second-in-command to the most powerful person in the world. There has only been one other woman selected as a running mate. Her name was Geraldine Anne Ferraro, selected by Walter Mondale during the 1984 presidential election against Ronald Reagan

Sarah Palin: Former ‘Ms. Wasilla’ beauty contest winner now a potential vice president.

These are exciting times that we are living in. During my high school years, I grew up in Alaska and I even remember meeting Sarah Palin when I worked for the City of Wasilla back in 2002. Who knew that the mayor of a small town of 8,000 people would now be the potential vice-president of the most powerful country in the world?

We live in a small world and the world is going to get smaller. When the world gets smaller, the more you can make a difference. We’re all a part of history and you can make history happen.

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