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This year’s election was an election of firsts. Not least of all for our people, who are often left out of election and post-election talk altogether. A brief recap:
MAZIE HIRONO (D-HI) becomes the first Asian American woman elected to the Senate, and the first woman senator representing Hawaii. She’s also the first Senator born in Japan, and she’s Buddhist. Plus her name is Mazie–from the Japanese “Meiji,” pronounced “May-zee”–which officially gives her the coolest name in Congress.
TAMMY DUCKWORTH (D-IL), who will represent the 8th Congressional District of Illinois, becomes the first Thai American and the first disabled woman veteran elected to Congress. She’s fluent in Thai, Indonesian, and before she was deployed to Iraq in 2004, she was pursuing her Ph.D. She was a US Army combat helicopter pilot in Iraq when the Black Hawk she was co-piloting was hit by an RPG, causing damage to her right arm and the loss of both her legs. Now, thanks to prosthetics, she is fully mobile. So yes, she is more badass than anyone you know.
GRACE MENG (D-NY), from New Yorks’s 6th Congressional District, becomes the Continue reading We’re #1: 2012 Election Was An Election Of Firsts For AAPIs
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Y’all. I never knew an action figure could be sexy until I laid eyes on Hot Toys’–appropriate name–Bruce Lee in Casual Wear action figure. Bruce Lee’s always been a muthafucka with mad swag but this one you can actually touch. I mean, the shades, the lace-up shirt, those spectators, and a beach chair included? I don’t know if I want to lick him or bite his style. A little bit of both I guess.
Don’t get me wrong. I tried to lust after my brother’s Han Solo action figure back in the day, but they made him ugly back then. Plus my bro never let me near any of his collectibles. Now I know why!
Whether you want to lick him or be him, Bruce Lee in Casual Wear will set you back about $150. Whatevs.
Filed under: Action Figures, Badasses, Bruce Lee, Bruce Lee Action Figure, Bruce Lee Doll, Bruce Lee in Casual Wear Action Figure, Expensive Toys, Hot Dolls, Icons, Playing with Dolls, Sexy Dolls, Swag, Toys
During last night’s episode, “The Recruit,” I got so much done: I checked my email 8 times, I accepted an outstanding friend request on Facebook, I wrote on somebody’s wall, I made a couple of online Scrabble moves–no bingos, sadly–I wrote 10 tweets, I bookmarked two websites, I read this ridiculous post about “How Dreadlocks Work,” I checked out Jessica Alba’s Twitter page because Twitter suggested that we follow her, and I read about designer vaginas, or, as I like to call them, “deginas,” which are apparently all the rage in the Czech Republic.
All this is to say that I WAS OUT OF MY MIND BORED WATCHING YOUR SHOW.
I’m not sure how exactly you’ve managed to make reading up on “deginas” more appealing than watching Maggie Q play a vengeful female assassin, but that’s exactly what’s happened.
Since I’m part of that female Vampire Diaries‘ audience the CW’s so keen on retaining, may I suggest you take one cue from your lead-in show?
Filed under: (BO)RED, Asskickers, Badasses, Blowing Your Lead, Boredom, Boring TV, Female Assassins, Helpful Suggestions, La Femme Nikita, Maggie Q, Men Without Shirts, Nikita, Nikita Reboot, Shirtless Men, The CW, The CW Network, Vampire Diaries
Hails from: The East Bay, CA
Occupation: San Francisco District Attorney and California Attorney General candidate
Why She’s a Babe: SF District Attorney Kamala Harris is hot because she’s tough. She’s tough on gun felonies, child assaults, hate crimes, and violent crime in general. The only thing she isn’t tough on is, obvs, the eyes. She’s also the Queen of Firsts: the first woman elected District Attorney of San Francisco, the first African-American voted to that office in California, the first Indian-American to hold that position in the United States. And her next move? Becoming the first female Attorney General of the state of California in 2010.
To learn more about Kamala Harris’s 2010 campaign for CA Attorney General, go to her official website.
Become a fan of Kamala’s on Facebook here.
Filed under: Badasses, Blasians, California Attorney General Race 2010, East Bay, firsts, Kamala D. Harris, Kamala Devi Harris, Kamala Harris, Mixed People, San Francisco District Attorney, We Love Being First
To the too-gorge Kelly Hu, we salute you.
When you turn 41 tomorrow, we hope that you celebrate being even more badass and beautiful than you’ve ever been (we’ve had the opportunity to see you up close; we wanna hate, but we can’t). Party on, lady!
Hails from: Hawaii
Occupation: Olympic wrestler
Known for: At 4’11″ and 105 lbs., being the smallest U.S. Olympian; scoring a major upset at the Olympic Trials this month by beating Patricia Miranda, whom the 26 year-old Chun lost to at the 2004 Trials (and who went on to win the bronze in Athens); making those weird wrestling singlets look bitchin’ and putting a cute face on a badass, butch sport.
Somebody give homegirl an endorsement already!