Archive for Politics

Makes Me Smile

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on April 10, 2009 by thebibliophile

President Barak Obama shakes hands with member of the Royal Gaurd


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 22, 2009 by thebibliophile

The Age of Infinity?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on December 17, 2008 by thebibliophile

I have to take a moment to pause and ponder on this:

“Americans have entered the age of budgetary infinity.”
                                                            – David Brooks

Kelley Tse

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on November 10, 2008 by thebibliophile

Right before the election, Kelley Tse posted a really well made video.  What’s great is that she points out the importance of acknowledging that race in this country is beyond black and white. I think its a really cool video – check it out:

Lady O Has Arrived!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on November 7, 2008 by thebibliophile

Brilliant, beautiful, and strong.

What I really like in the below shot is First Lady-elect Obama’s use of color – pairing electric blue with a great jaunty yellow and simpy white tee and flats. The look comes off as effortless, yet exciting and fun. The slim fit of the pants also harkens back to Jackie O’s looks. I like the look on the right, for its casualness. The colors match and highlight – it is a completely laid back look.

I wish the photographer had gotten a fuller view of this ensemble. First the simply white shirt, paired with the lovely wide belt, is all highlighted and taken to a new level with her well-fitted jacket – rolled decisively and neatly at the elbow. It’s a look that is very “American style” to me. And of course, the jacket is mudcloth. Lady O. is rocking mudcloth! Mudcloth! Yes! Get it, First Lady O.:


The STUDDED BELT is the fashion accessory in this assemble! How fashion forward. Here its almost as if she’s channeling the best of Nancy Regan – with the polka dots. And there all similarities end. he combination of the belt with the uber feminine dress takes the look to another level. The picture on the right is such a sophisticated ensemble.

And do you know what’s great? She wore all of these outfits, while doing amazing things – giving powerful speeches, campaigning, taking care of her children. Just awesome!

Check out the New York Times style review of First Lady-elect Michelle Obama’s fabulousness!:

Cynicism & Racism in Polling

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on October 22, 2008 by thebibliophile

   On the website, an unnamed McCain source described the entire Quinnipiac survey as “laughable.”

    “Our polling shows us up seven” in Florida, the source said. “My guess is they oversampled blacks and undersampled Cubans.”

Independence is Sexy, Until it Demands to Secede

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on October 13, 2008 by thebibliophile

Progressive Alaskan blogger over at Mudflats blog, posted this:

It’s about Palin’s connections to the Alaskan Independence Party. I found it disturbing. Know about it.

I’m going on a Paln hiatus…I’ve said my bit – there are plenty of other bloggers, journalists, and commentators with things to say. I mean, really, why stay “Palinated” from all the good things in life,  when I can focus on the fabulousness of these womyn warriors:

By Annie Lebowitz

Angela Bassett, who just joined the cast of ER:

Of course, the Divine Miss O.