I can understand parody, but after listening to the song itself (“Barack The Magic Negro”), that parody is hateful and racially tinged. It truly undercuts the whole point of satire, which is to make light of the situation. The song has been widely condemned even by high-ranking RNC officials — so what does that really say? . . . → Read More: My Response to the Mean-Spirited "Barack The Magic Negro"
We want to wish you a very pleasant (though where we live, the weather isn’t so pleasant) holiday!
Oh, and if you want to see the Santa Margarita Christmas tree up close, . . . → Read More: Merry Christmas From Ochs Nation and The ROCK
Earlier this afternoon, I received an e-mail from someone who sent a link regarding AES chair and Reclamator inventor, Tom Murphy. It was an article written by Daniel Blackburn from CalCoastNews.com entitled, “Reclamator inventor sues water resources establishment.” It’s a good read, but what caught my eye were the comments on the article.
“Tom Murphy is crazier . . . → Read More: Los Osos: Fighting Mistruths, Hate With Hate
This morning, I was informed of a video that has surfaced on YouTube. The video was produced by the RNC, attacking Obama for not fully disclosing his ties to now-disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich.
Seriously, it’s getting stale.
Political ads are suppose to highlight actual fact instead of posing a number of questions that have yet to be . . . → Read More: Questions Remain?
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) is really in for it now.
I’m sure many of you have tuned in to watch the latest developments regarding the investigation of Blagojevich. A little more than a month after America witnessed a historic election, which turned a relatively unknown figure from the Illinois senate into the 44th President of the . . . → Read More: Blagojevich and Corruption
I appreciate Barack Obama’s plan to launch a public works program, but I believe that there needs to be reform in the area of public works efficiency and affordability. He needs to pose the question to all Americans, “How can we establish reform while instating qualitative public works projects that are also affordable?”
In my hometown of . . . → Read More: Obama Pledges Massive Public Works Program (VIDEO)
The district of my hometown is now approximately $50 million in debt. Our district, which represents and services 15,000 residents, has been spending more pork than a one-day session of Congress. Thanks Lisa and Julie.
When the community voted for you, they voted because they felt that (1) you would fight for an affordable wastewater treatment project . . . → Read More: LOCSD Meeting (12/4/08) Commentary
Two days ago, my family was walking our dog down this relatively vacant stretch of the bay, which is a few blocks away from the house. While we were walking, we overheard what was apparently some gunshots fired in the distance. A woman, also walking her dog, mentioned to us how appalled she was to discover . . . → Read More: Hunting in a Residential Area?
Ochs Nation had been using a very ordinary blog template. A couple of readers e-mailed me about the font type being too small and the readability wasn’t so great. I uploaded a new template and made some tweaks to it. Now if you want to post a comment, you need to look right under the headline . . . → Read More: New Layout, New Attitude
The problem I have with this segment with Chris Matthews is that Joe Scarborough starts to talk about race in the end as if everything Obama does has some racial undercurrent. In reality, I think that Obama went with people who were definitely qualified while maintaining a diverse administration, not to split up the “white guys” . . . → Read More: Chris Matthews: Obama’s Diverse Cabinet Like "Many Faces Of Benetton," "Clearly Representative Of America"