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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Democratic Congressional Candidate Colleen Hanabusa

November 1st, 2010 | 3 comments | Posted by Jen


Name: Colleen Hanabusa

Hails from: Wai’anae, Hawaii

Occupation: Labor lawyer, Hawaiian State Senator, and Democratic nominee for Hawaii’s 1st congressional district

Known for: Becoming Hawaii’s first woman President of the Senate in 2006, thereby becoming the first Asian American woman to preside over a state legislative chamber in the U.S.; getting endorsed by U.S. Senators Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka, former President Bill Clinton, and President Barack Obama; running a close race against Republican incumbent Charles Djou, who won the seat in a May special election, in part because the liberal vote was split among Hanabusa and several other candidates.

Karl Rove has spent more than $16 million on ads trying to defeat Democrats like Hanabusa and install candidates in Congress like her opponent Djou, who favors extending Bush’s tax cuts even to the most wealthy Americans and limiting government spending even at the expense of job creation. The irony, of course, is that Rove is one of the main architects of our current deficit that the GOP has been so keen on blaming on Obama and Democrats. The last thing Hawaii–which had the ninth-highest foreclosure rate in the 3rd quarter–needs is to put someone in office supported by Rove.

The GOP also wants this seat so badly because it’s in Obama’s home state and district, and a win would be “hugely symbolic”–so it’s time to show your mahalo spirit, Hawaii, and not let that happen!

[Colleen Hanabusa for Congress]

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Thanks, Cate!

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Dear Iraq

December 15th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

The frontpage of the online NYT Monday morning, which has since mysteriously and inscrutably changed

Dear Iraq,

Dudes. We can’t tell you how many times we’ve wanted to throw our shoes at Bush. Well, okay, not our own shoes per se, because you don’t just throw away shoes in this economy, not even a pair of grungy scribbled-on Chucks. The point is, we’re no fans of Bush, and we want out of Iraq, too. But when you’re rallying around the Shoe Thrower today, do you think you could refrain from, um, insulting more people?


The thing is, Fu Manchu was considered a criminal “genius,” a man who had “one giant intellect, with all the resources of science past and present.” So if you’re going to compare Bush to an evil Chinaman, please please get it right and pick a dumb one.

hearts and shoes,

DISGRASIAN

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Thanks, Irwin!

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Blame It on the Poncho

December 2nd, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Reasons Not to Wear a Poncho:

  1. They make you look like a beached whale
  2. They make you look like an arm amputee
  3. They will not get you laid
  4. They are sooo 2002
  5. They are sooo 1972
  6. They scream “Shit-Faced Frat Boy Who Got Separated from His Broheems after a Late-Night Donkey Show in TJ”
  7. They’re bad luck. You put one on and a week later, you’re out of a job, like Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat, who just resigned under pressure from the Thai military and the people


George Bush, you’re next!

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