Who’ll have the funnest Christmas: President Obama, Mitt Romney, or Kim Kardashian?
– Gautam Dutta
I don’t know about you, but I found Clint Eastwood’s satirical tirade against the Empty Chair to be absolutely hilarious. Amidst all the canned programming of political conventions, it was quite refreshing to see something original and offbeat. (I especially loved the line on how Eastwood distrusts lawyers who run for President — never mind that Romney is himself a lawyer.)
However, I highly doubt Mitt Romney is laughing — and not because he doesn’t have a sense of humor. Why? Because while everybody is talking about Eastwood’s speech, nobody is talking about what should have been the crowning moment of Romney’s political career: his acceptance of the Republican nomination for the White House.
Like many others, I can’t wait to watch Saturday Night Live sendup of Clint’s “Chair Monologues”.
– Gautam Dutta
Houston’s Madam Mayor Annise D. “The Batman” Parker was the guest on last night’s Colbert Report.
In introducing Parker, Colbert joked
She, however, passed through Colbert Nation on her way to the U.S. Conference of Mayors in nearby Philadelphia. I take that to mean The Colbert Report had its choice of mayors and Parker came out on top.
What does Houston have going for it?
We’re a foodie town, we’re an arts town, we’re a sports town, a theater town, anything you want in a big city you have in Houston, plus we have a good quality of life, we’re affordable and we have jobs.
Yep. An arts town and a theater town. She neglected to mention one of the best restaurants in the country is a nice walk from her house.
Colbert also mocked Houston when noting Parker would be his guest:
I’ll ask her how she broke it to her parents that she wanted to live in Houston
While people enjoy or at least make the best of living in Houston for the above things, they live in Houston for the jobs.
That’s right. Johnson Space Center is still going strong.
When Colbert asked how it’s possible that Parker is the first openly gay mayor of a major American city — insulting Portland, Oregon and ignoring that Houston is one of the largest cities in the world to accomplish such a feat. Parker wisely noted Houston elected her six times before electing her mayor and explained
Houston is very tolerant of a lot of things; they want to know what you can do, not who you are or where you’re from.
Admittedly, I was disappointed Parker failed to mention Houston is the most diverse big city in America.
Watch the full interview:
Only time will tell what the Colbert Bump will mean for Mayor Parker.
- Justin Gillenwater
Update: The organizer notes the event is now free & extended the deadline to July 9.
Contact: Alison Mayersohn, 310.446.4230
Young Professionals are invited to a special evening of networking and philanthropy on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center. The evening is sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League and its partners in ADL’s Asian Jewish Initiative. The evening’s theme is, “Do Well by Doing Good,” and those in attendance will have the opportunity to mingle with Asian and Jewish professionals and board members from six organizations to learn how to create change and have an impact in our communities.
Admission is $15 in advance or $25 at the door and features food from critically-acclaimed restaurants Starry Kitchen and Park’s BBQ. Wine is included.
The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) is located in Downtown Los Angeles at 1145 Wilshire Blvd., LA, CA 90017. Public parking is available on the street and at public cash-only lots near Lucas and Wilshire.
The Asian Jewish Initiative is a partnership with Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Japanese American National Museum, Korean American Coalition, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics and Search to Involve Pilipino Americans to advance alliances and partnerships between Asian and Jewish communities through constructive dialogue, exploration of common ground, joint community projects, and coalition building. Visit our website: www.adl.org; www.adl.org/pacific-southwest
The below is a re-posting of “Whoops: RNC Latino Site Uses Picture Of Asian Children“.
Looks politically tact.
Oops, political fail.
Classic GOP. And we wonder what’s keeping Latino voters away from the GOP, ha. You can imagine all the self-assuring, racist things they’re saying in backwoods America as their comeback. If they even care.
– Richard Chen