Tag Archives: politics

Embracing Death With Compassion This Election Season

But as the daylight succumbs to darkness, And as the Stars exhaust their radiance, Life bestowed returns to blankness, The Law of Existence knows no defiance… ~Life Bestowed Today is All Souls’ Day. In the Christian tradition it is the day when the souls of the faithful departed are commemorated. Serendipitously, it is two days […]

I Just Casted My Vote for Obama-Biden

I’m not a very political person. I grew up loathing politics in my country of origin. But as a first generation immigrant and a first time voter here in the U.S., this election is very important to me. I followed it since the primaries. I got to know all the candidates. I watched the debates. […]

To Conservatives and Liberals: It’s the Black Swan, Stupid!

As I write this Washington Mutual had just collapsed–”the largest bank failure in American history”–and the bailout talks just ended in chaos. Swell. I’m ignorant when it comes to the complexity of economics. But it seems to me that there are plenty of blame to go around: government, banks, and people who took loans they […]

Top 25 Things I’ve Learned From the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election

I grew up loathing politics in my country of origin. I couldn’t stand the hypocrisy and rampant corruption I heard and witnessed every day. Where I came from, politicians win elections by popularity, terrorizing, and pandering to the poor and uneducated. When they get to office, corruption is the norm. One person, one vote is […]

I Have a Crush on Sarah Palin That’s Why I Won’t Vote for Her

Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown. And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves. I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a “community organizer,” except that you […]