Category Archives: Politics

Happy MLK Day

Today we celebrate the life of a man who has fought hard and died to change the lives of a generation during his time and after.  Let’s not taint his mission with today’s prejudice and bigotry.  Today, we honor you.  Celebrate Martin Luther King Day with love.

 

OWS via Reflection Eternal

taken from http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/my+mama+aint+on+welfare+but+your+bank+is

It’s moments like these that make me wanna listen to Talib Kweli

 

 

 

Low End Theory Japan Benefit

(image taken from http://fusicology.com/events/?event_id=40580)

If you live in the Los Angeles area, Low End Theory will be throwing a Relief for Japan Benefit concert at the Echoplex on March 31, 2011.  Resident DJ’s will be in the building – Daddy Kev and DJ D-Styles – along with special guests to be announced.  All proceeds will  go directly to help out Japan in their time of need.  For pre-sale tickets and more info on where to donate, click on the bottom links below:

http://fusicology.com/events/?event_id=40580

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=188918577811062

http://www.jrc.or.jp/english/relief/l4/Vcms4_00002070.html

One Love.

MLK Day

Today we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.  His life’s work and struggle helped shape our present.  A lot more needs to be done about change, but everything will come in due time.

Death of Aquaman

(stole this from poplicks)

So Superman died by Doomsday (technically), and then Batman almost dies from Bane.  Now Aquaman loses his life to his biggest nemesis, BP.  Too bad Aquaman was not defeated by a super-villian, but by an oil spill caused by offshore drilling.  Aquaman, you will be missed…

Current Update On the Jobless Rate

Lazy post for today.

Got this over at Yahoo’s Finance Report.  The jobless rate has dropped, but there are a lot of people still hurting for jobs.  Duh!  I could have told you that.  Especially when you’re a college graduate still looking for a job! Would someone please open up the freeze (from job companies) and hire people?  Bad enough the City of Los Angeles is cutting jobs AGAIN!

Freeze?

I don’t know how I feel about this, but this spending freeze is what John McCain’s campaign was all about.  I don’t even know if this freeze on domestic policies will be a good thing, but already some people are worried about education, social services and health care.  These programs can be affected a LOT!  And with our current economic situation, there is still a lack of job growth, retirement security and what not.  If you’ve been living under a rock, then you have noticed a trend of adults in their 20’s and 30’s (and an outlier in their 40’s and 50’s) still living with their parents.  Their parents!!!  So with this announcement, this does not give comfort to a lot of people in economic woes.  Even myself.

If I could articulate this any better, Ezra Klein says it best over at the Washington Post on his blog:

“The danger of proposing a freeze is that the focus is on the freeze, not the precise mix of policies that leads to it. And so it’s a lot easier for Congress to change the mix than reject the overall freeze. But a freeze is very hard to do right, particularly in tough economic times. Doing it wrong would be a catastrophe.”