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Archive for September, 2008

Palin Just Doesn’t Get It

Obama has been saying for months that McCain doesn’t get it.

Now Palin doesn’t either. She’s obviously been given mantras to repeat over and over and lines to memorize and when given a question about something she doesn’t know about, like the Bush Doctrine, she fumbles around.

Here’s an exerpt of a conversation between Katie Couric at CBS and Palin last week…

Katie Couric: Why isn’t it better, Gov. Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries; allow them to spend more and put more money into the economy instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?

Gov. Sarah Palin: That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, we’re ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health-care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, helping the — it’s got to be all about job creation, too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So health-care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans. And trade, we’ve got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, scary thing. But one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today, we’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that.

Huh? Even I understand the economic situation better than a governor.

Once people get over all of her VPILFness, especially after the VP debate this Thursday, I think people will wake up.

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Go Sticky!

One thing I miss about working at the Buff and Blue student newspaper at Gallaudet is doing restaurant reviews.

I have to tell you all about this awesome restaurant on the H Street corridor in D.C. I went to the restaurant last Saturday with a couple of friends and came away identifying this restaurant as in my top-five favorites in the D.C. area.

Remember this name: Sticky Rice.

When my friend Larry told me about this place and that it was on H street, I was like, what? There? Outside Gally? Uh on, no. No way. He swore by it and I respect his culinary tastes, so we all went there.

Saturday night, 8pm. 1 hour wait. Sheesh, so we all waited, and luckily got a table within 30 minutes.

The food is C.H.E.A.P. Seriously. My dinner was only $8 and I was full and had a doggy bag to bring home (that I ate for lunch today). Plus we had their famous Tater Tots with their dipping sauce, delish! We had three pailfuls of TTs.

Sticky Rice is Asian-themed, and has a full menu of Asian food, plus American with an Asian twist (for instance burgers with Teriyaki and pineapple) and Asian alcoholic drinks.

Our host, Merritt (who’s a deaf man), works there Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; told us to avoid Fridays because that’s when people come and wait. He even said he’s had people wait for 3 hours for a table because that’s how bad they want to eat there.

Go on Saturdays, or even during the week. You won’t regret it.

1224 H Street, NE. Remember that address. Or if you cannot remember the number, it’s right across the street from AutoZone on H Street.

And after you go there, tell me all about it!

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Can’t Look At Ya…

I only watched 20 minutes of the Presidential Debate last night.

I’m not into hot air or all of the rhetoric, instead I observed the candidates’ body language.

I think this post says it all…

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How Come He isn’t Fat?

I saw this article on CNN last night and the headline captured my attention:

MAN EATS 23,000 BIG MACS IN 36 YEARS.

First of all, how do you know you ate that much?

And, shouldn’t you be dead by then? Aside from Hardee’s heart-artery clogging burgers and Burger King’s Whopper, the Big Mac is one of the most dangerous burgers out there.

Turns out this guy, who is from Wisconsin, eats 2 Big Macs a day and has OCD, which has resulted in him keeping every single receipt for each burger in the past 36 years. He said it’s become so commonplace for him and he even knows the 8 days in 36 years when he did not eat a Big Mac.

Get this: He’s only 185 pounds and claims he walks around 10 miles a day. That might explain why he’s not fat, but  I can’t imagine what his arteries look like, especially after 23,000 Big Macs.

McDonalds’ should make him a honorary Jared spokesperson for Big Macs and give him 2-a-day for the rest of his life. Seriously.

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Serious Paper Cut

Leah’s first grade teacher got a paper cut so bad that it cut through to the bone.

She had to be rushed to the ER during the school day.

When Alli told me this, she explained that she saw this TV show after school during her grade school years where this “tv-scientist” showed how paper edges can cut through cucumber.

Okaaay. I had no idea paper could be that sharp.

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