Angry Asian Man: black white whatever

Angry Asian Man

black white whatever

Spoken word artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai tells me she just launched this cool new video, “Black White Whatever,” directed by Jazzmen Lee-Johnson. It’s good stuff, so spread the word.

It’s a call out to our politicians to dig deeper past the black/white binary when discussing race in America. You know, because there are a lot of us out here who are neither black nor white… but we’re sure as hell American. The message seems more relevant than ever as we quickly approach one of the most important elections in our lifetime.

I’ve linked Kelly’s stuff before, about a year back, when she did this kickass video for “By-standing: The Begining of an American Lifetime,” with director Karen Lin. To learn more about Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai and her work, visit her websitehere.

The Atlantic: Marc Ambinder: McCain’s Cosmological Breakthrough: Unreality Is Expanding

The Atlantic: Marc Ambinder

McCain’s Cosmological Breakthrough: Unreality Is Expanding

The McCain campaign has broken through a heretofore impenetrable barrier in quantum physics, experimentally proving the existence of unseen dimensions and, in the process, setting three of its surrogates on a pathway towards winning the 2009 Nobel Prize in the physical sciences.

Gov. Sarah Palin, campaigning, she said, in “real America,” which apparently includes part of North Carolina, Rep. Michelle Bachmann, calling for a media investigation to determine whether Americans are real or not, and today, McCain all-around best surrogate Nancy Pfotenhauer (pronounced — Foe-Ten-How-er, like proton power), said that parts of the state of Virginia, heretofore universally assumed to be in America, were not, in fact, in the country.

We cannot rule out the possibility that  Palin, Bachmann and Pftoenhauer — let’s call them PBP for short — are somehow about to perceive these extra dimensions, and that there is something fundamental about their physical constitutions that makes such perceptions unavailable to most everyone else. 

Now, in order to “see” a new dimension, we’d have to come up with some coherent theory of how our eyes process the photons.  Some physicists are working on a theory that holds that, in certain conditions — perhaps times of great national peril — the speed of light is not constant. It is possible that P,B,P have, in their retinas, special photoreceptors that are capable of translating projections from extra dimensions into familiar, three-dimensional objects.

If you think that’s special, then think about this. Pfotenhauer said that she lives in a place called Oakton, Va. Oakton is located in Fairfax County. Pfotenhauer implied that the country was part of “real America” because it was open to the possibility of electing John McCain. Here’s the problem: Fairfax County, like its neighbors, are in the process of turning colors. (We can detect this with a special version of a mass spectrometer called a “ballot box.”)  

So what Pfotenhauer, by locating “real America” in the middle of an expansion of “unreal America” — has given us more evidence yet that “unreal America” is expanding.  Perhaps unreal America is a like a bubble in Alan Guth’s Inflationary Universe Hypothesis, one that, when it envelopes “real America” will tear apart. (That would explain the fear in the voices of P,B and P.)

In any event, all of this must be exciting for cosmologists and physicists everywhere.

The rest of the world — most Republicans, Democrats, independents, children, dogs and the media — cannot do justice to this new theory yet. Our reality — 50 states — and then, at a great magnification, people of all shapes, sizes, ideologies and…spins… is about to be upended.

*- I’ve made a hash of the physics here. But poetic license seems to be the order of the election.

Minnesota Independent: Video: SNL jabs Obama’s-an-Arab woman

Minnesota Independent

Video: SNL jabs Obama’s-an-Arab woman

I’d like to think that Minnesota’s contributions to informed political dialogue transcend the Obama’s-an-Arab incident, but for now that’s what we get: a version of the Lakeville rally questioner made an appearance on Saturday Night Live’s Thursday edition of Weekend Update last night (starts at 6:15).


Nashville Post Politics: Lil’ O’Reilly Is Back

Nashville Post Politics

Lil’ O’Reilly Is Back

(Editor’s note: Because even dog whistle politics can be funny!)

McCain broke up with Chris Matthews

Nope, doesn’t have to be nasty

Obama Fathers 2 Black Children in Wedlock

Because all politics don’t have to be nasty

Silenced Majority Portal: North Carolina Political Art / “Race Card” Ad

Silenced Majority Portal

North Carolina Political Art / “Race Card” Ad


McCain-Palin ad parody (I assume) about “the race card”