Friday, July 10, 2009


So, this may be kind of late, but I'm still going to write about it.
His musical talents were great, though his choices in life may not have always been. All in all, Michael Jackson was still a man. A man lost in his own childhood. A man who was ridiculed, made fun of and tortured. He lived a life greater than most, in both good and bad ways.
Although I did not know the man personally, I am sad that he is gone. He did a lot for music and for the world. His presence here on earth will be missed.
Continue listing to those MJ tracks and keeping his memory alive.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Prop 8

I must say, I was a little scared about the decision that was going to be made today. The people voted yes on Prop 8, barely, but I thought that would be the end of it. Gay rights activists protested and fought so hard, that the California Supreme Court decided to re-evaluate the decision. Sometimes it is hard to predict what the decision will be.
This morning the Court voted in a 6-1 decision to uphold Prop 8 and ban same-sex marriage but to uphold those marriages that had already taken place under the law. I'm not a big fan of the second part, but I am happy that the ban was kept.
For one, it shows that are votes do matter for something. The people, though a close percentage, voted to ban same-sex marriage. If the Supreme Court would have overturned that, our November votes would have seemed useless. We spoke. We should be heard. They listened.
For two, I personally do not believe in same-sex marriage. I do find it a sin and I do not think that banning it is unconstitutional. I was shocked, surprised and happy to see the results. Unfortunately, according the the LA Times, there will probably another call for a vote in the fall ballot. That is probably true, meaning those who want to keep the ban, must fight and pray harder and speak louder. If not, we may lose.
For now, the Courts did not disappoint me.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Summer of movies

So far, this summer looks like it will be packed with really great movies. I am really excited.
It started off rough with "Wolverine," which I thought would be a really great movie. It disappointed me. It lacked an appealing plot line and everything happened so fast, I could hardly keep up. It did not explain everything like why he does not grow older and why he seems immortal. The movie just hoped that we knew the answer already. I am sad about that.
The next week, "Star Trek" came out. I am not a trekkie, but I will go see that movie. Unfortunately, a lot of trekkies are upset that the movie does not follow the original series, but I was never a fan of the original series so that does not bother me. In fact it makes me want to see it even more.
This weekend I believe "Angels and Demons" comes out. I don't really want to see that, but I assume that it will be good. I hear the first one was.
The week after that "Terminator" returns to the big screen, but with out our governor. That also does not seem very interesting to me. I think it's just the commercials that throw me off because they confuse. I'm still not sure what the movie is about, or why Christian Bale sounds so weird. This concludes May. There is a still a summer of movies just waiting for us.
The only oe I am really looking forward to and really hope not to be disappointed by is "Transformers." I loved the first one. It was amazing. I saw the previews for this one and it also looks amazing. So I hoping that looks do not deceive. We'll find out in June.

Oh No

I worry for the state of our school. For any school really, but mostly ours because I go here and because our budget is based on attendance, tuition and fund-raiser. The problem is that since this school is so expensive, less people want to attend here. therefore causing tuition to rise and making more people that cannot afford the rise, to leave. It's a horrible cycle.
We have the campus center. One of the main goals of this center is to bring in more students because of its appeal and to bring in more revenue since outside vendors can rent out the multipurpose room and sell alcohol. That's the plan, but it is not a stable one. Just because we have a pretty building does not mean students are all of a sudden going to start pouring in. We may get a couple of more, but not significantly more. Who knows how many vendors and such are going to want to rent out a building on a college campus. It is hard to say.
Then, athletics is being cut. We are down one sports team for next year. No one knows what facilities will be available for soccer and baseball to use. It is still a mystery as far as I know.
The biggest issue is faculty, staff and administration. People are being laid off, positions are being frozen and it just seem unfair to everyone. Those that are laid off have to quickly find a new job before fall starts and frozen positions leave departments inadequately run. There are not enough people staffed in those areas so production is less reliable.
Next year will be n interesting year. I am sure this is not the first time our University has had to go through something like this, but it is the first time for me. I just wonder how we are going to pull through this in the end. Right now, it does not look so good.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sher ACB movie

My first upload to from blogspot. YAY!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Big ups to Miss Cali

So, the question is, was it fair to eliminate Miss California for her views on same-sex marriage? I would have to answer no.
The most controversial topic of today was asked by a homosexual judge, clearly meaning he had a bias in how he wanted the question answered. With it being a representative California answering, I guess he thought he would get the answer he wanted. Too bad for both people that he got one of those the voted yes on Prop 8 to answer the question and answer it truthful to herself.
Miss California does not believe in same-sex marriage. What is the big deal. She answered the question politely and honestly. She did not "gay bash" anyone or say anything incorrect. She explained herself and her stance. The most important aspect is that she stayed true to herself.
The point of this contest is to choose who best represents America through her answers, poise, talent, etc. Well, America did vote yes on prop 8, hence the reason for the riots and angry people who believe differently. So, in a sence, her answer represented the country.
Also, just the fact that she was willing to speak her mind to a homosexual judge, knowing that he probably believes in same-sex marriage. She did not let that stop her from voicing her values and traditions. She did not give into the pressure and just say what she knew he wanted to hear.
In the end, she was cut because of her answer. According to Perez Hilton, it was not her answer that eliminated her but the way she answered. I do not believe that. He wanted to hear what he wanted to hear. He did not hear that and he dropped her from the competition.
In my she's the real winner.

Monday, April 20, 2009

At the APT on another drunken night

Me and my friend were at my friends' apartment when they were drinking. One got drunk and decided to wrestle teh otehr while the other tried to get off. LMAO