Archive for June, 2011

Bachmann vs. Palin: no comparison

June 29, 2011

Video: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-627863

Outside of the fact that they are both women and are both prone to many gaffes, it does not make sense to keep comparing these two women. For example, Michelle Bachmann seems to have no problems talking about issues of race, whether she’s completely on or off. Most republicans including Palin will just invoke Dr. King’s dream in talking about race. Bachman makes comments like “President Obama failed black America.” That’s bold, especially for a party that has little black support. Furthermore, whereas Palin condemned liberal media and only talked to conservative media after several embarrassing interviews, Bachman will talk to anyone who will listen. You will see her on CNN, MSNBC, etc. Though they also share similar political views, these are two very different women who shouldn’t continually be compared simply because they are women.

X-Men: it’s realer than you think…

June 29, 2011

Video: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-611826

There are several reasons I have remained an X-Men fan over the years. Of course, as a kid, my siblings and I couldn’t understand why these preteens got all sad when they got their powers. WE wanted those powers to take care of some bullies at school! More seriously though, it’s the way X-Men has always paralleled with the real world that made me a fan. The constant theme of “People fear what they don’t understand” is what defines most of America’s issues, especially with racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, etc. Many don’t know that Professor X & Dr. King were based off of Dr. King & Malcolm X. When I saw Stan Lee mention this in an interview, it blew me away. With characters like that at the core of X-Men, the comic will always stay relevant. More of us should pay attention as the comic gets a reboot with “X-Men: 1st Class”.

Soup nazis, MJ, and forcing my daughter to dance

June 29, 2011

Video: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-611138

Had a very interesting experience at my daughter’s dance recital. Thought you iReporters who have children, have been around children, or ever were a child yourself would have some great feedback on it!