Standing at just 4 ft, 11 inches, 16-year-old, Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas made Olympic history yesterday by “becoming the first US female gymnast to claim a gold medal in both the team and individual events in the same Games and the first African-American to win the all-around.” Hip Hip Hooooooooraaaaaay!!!!!
“You just have to not be afraid and go out there and just dominate,” Douglas said afterward, a stuffed Olympic mascot under one arm, a bouquet of flowers in one hand and an Olympic gold medal around her neck. “You have to go out there and be a beast. Because if you don’t, you’re not going to be on the top.” WORD!!
I am totally proud to count a 16-year-old as one of my heroes. Gooooooooo GABBY!
Ahhh yes, with under 100 days to go until the Presidential Election, we are in the final stretch of the insanity known as high stakes campaigning. I feel like the GOP has been campaigning against President Obama since November 2008. It really is too bad that some people can sustain themselves on hatred for so long, damn shame really. That’s cool, cause “karma karma comes back to you hard.”
Anyway, on to more positive matters – VOTING!!! If you’re not yet registered to vote in your respective state OR want to make sure your ish is prepped and ready to go on NOVEMBER 6TH, you should visit this very user-friendly website:
The first site will assist you with registering in your specific state and the second site is for California voters.
Willard Mitt Romney has an incurable case of “foot in mouth” disease which is only exacerbated by the fact that his circuit board is overloaded with right-wing rhetoric that crosses wires with a plethora of personalities: the Romney who was the child of a career politician, the Romney who ran Bain, the Romney who ran the Olympics, the Romney who was the Governor of Massachusetts, Romney the Mormon and now the Romney who is finally officially the GOP Presidential nominee. Whew, that’s a lot of wires to keep straight and hence his campaign’s deliberate strategic policy of shutting out the press because really who knows what is going to come out of that man’s mouth next.
Didn’t have to wait long. Regarding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s assertion that a credible source told him that Romney didn’t pay taxes for ten years, Romney finally responded with “Put up or Shut up.” HA!! Now that’s funny. What we have here is one guy, Reid, making what is honestly a wild accusation (although I really really REALLY wish it were true) and Romney responding with “prove it” BUT Romney is the one who holds the information that will clear all of this up. As should have been anticipated, Reid succinctly points this out:
When it comes to answering the legitimate questions the American people have about whether he avoided paying his fair share in taxes or why he opened a Swiss bank account, Romney has shut up. But as a presidential candidate, it’s his obligation to put up, and release several years’ worth of tax returns just like nominees of both parties have done for decades.
It’s clear Romney is hiding something, and the American people deserve to know what it is. Whatever Romney’s hiding probably speaks volumes about how he would approach issues that directly impact middle-class families, like tax reform and the economy. When you are running for president, you should be an open book. (Huffpo)
Indeed. Granted, it has recently occurred to me that this whole tax issue might be BS in that it’s possible that the information contained in his returns really isn’t that bad and that perhaps the plan is to finally release them and people say “oh is that all?” But if that is plan I think Romney will REALLY look like a jacka*s for not releasing them sooner if he really didn’t have anything to hide. Wait, what’s that you say? Re the “looking like a jacka*s” comment? Too late you say? True true.
Speaking of “foot in mouth” disease, his wife has a touch of it as well. Must be something in the water in the mansion(s).
(1) “We can be poor in spirit, and I don’t even consider myself wealthy, which is an interesting thing,” said Ann Romney to Fox News. “It can be here today and gone tomorrow.”
(2) “I love the fact that there are women out there who don’t have a choice and they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids. Thank goodness that we value those people too. And sometimes life isn’t easy for any of us.” (gawker)
‘Tis true, the artist formerly known as Snoop Doggy Dogg, then Snoop Dogg, has now become “Snoop Lion” (pronounced in your best Jamaican accent mon). That’s right, Snoop has converted to Rastafarianism and was rechristened Snoop Lion by a Rasta priest this past February. The conversion is shown in a documentary called Reincarnated which is also the name of Snoop’s upcoming album. Hey, it’s alllll about cross promoting.
Initially I was like “wtf?” but once I thought it about it for like 10 seconds I was like “yeaaah, I could see that” – clearly he already has the “ganga” smoking part down pat. Alright mon, do yu ting!!
GOOD JOB DISNEY!
If you didn’t already know, now you do, introducing that latest in Disney animated cartoons – “Doc McStuffins”!
*There is supposed to be an image here but once again “html” is snickering at my novice skills. Sigh.
“Doc McStuffins” is a fairly new tv show (debuted in March) centered around a 6 year old African American girl named “Dottie McStuffins.” Her mother is a doctor (yaaaaay) and her father is a stay at home dad (interesting but sure okay) and “Dottie” or “Doc” for short is already planning to follow in her mother’s footsteps and has opened a clinic for dolls and stuffed animals.
When she puts on her stethoscope, something magical happens: toys, dolls and stuffed animals come to life and she can communicate with them. With a little help from her stuffed animal friends, Stuffy, Hallie, Lambie and Chilly, Doc helps toys “feel better” by giving them check-ups. Each 11-minute episode includes original songs, the “Time for your Check-up” song and the “I Feel Better” song. During ending credits, Doc gives advice to viewers about staying healthy. (wikipedia)
I LOVE IT! It is already a ratings hit, “attracting an average of 918,000 children age 2 to 5,” AND it is garnering rave reviews from parents thrilled their children can tune into some animated diversity.
“It truly warmed my heart and almost brought tears to my eyes when my 8-year-old, Mikaela, saw ‘Doc McStuffins’ for the first time and said, ‘Wow, mommy — she’s brown,’ ” Kia Morgan Smith, an Atlanta mother of five, wrote on her blog Cincomom.com. Myiesha Taylor, a Dallas doctor who blogs at CoilyEmbrace.com, took her praise a step further, writing, “This program featuring a little African-American girl and her family is crucial to changing the future of this nation.” (NYT)
Hmmm, let’s see there’s Oprah, Dottie “Doc” McStuffins and now Gabby Douglas (just to name a few) perhaps we’ll have that first black female president in my lifetime after all. Hey, if you’re gonna dream you may as well DREAM BIG!