DNC: What’s the Damage?

So the DNC has come and gone. Promises were made by the candidates, whether or not they will come to pass remains to be seen. Whether or not the promises were nothing more than grandstanding, well only God knows.

Prior to what has to be one of the world’s largest pep rallies, the Democratic Party leadership made a promise of its own: to make the upcoming convention “the greenest convention in the history of the planet.” (See, “The DNC: It’s not easy being Green…”)

Well, ran across a piece which recounts the damage:
Democrats find ‘green’ political convention tough to enforce

They tried and tried mightily but the author concludes:

Let us stipulate that the Democratic Party, perhaps because it was good marketing or perhaps because it was a sound principle, made an effort to promote recycling here. But whopping huge mounds of trash remain unavoidable–and the presence of idling SUVs–show that the concept remains more of a slogan than reality. (Then again, probably the only way to hold a “green” convention is to do it entirely over the Internet.)

As for me, I’m just wondering how many of the attendees can echo Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s (below) famous pronouncement: “You know, I keeps a private jet”

While it is not easy being green, it is easy to be Money May.

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Obama’s Hispanic Voting Block?

On our last visit to my native México we stopped by a convenience store and purchased some items one usually purchases at such an establishment, ice, drinks, snacks etc.

My dear sister (who along with her husband also were visiting there) bought me a pastry. A very delicious and thus unhealthy pastry. A pastry which if it were sold in the United States would be subject to much controversy.

The name of the pastry is “Negrito” which is Spanish for “little black boy”. The wrapper for this treat used to have a spear-wielding, bone-through-the-hair, dancing black boy (if you can stomach it, click here). Bread giant, Bimbo, is the company which makes it.

The wrapper housing today’s “Negrito” features a black boy (think Huey from Boondocks) on a skateboard. Who says México hasn’t outgrown colonialist attitudes? By the way the pastry is sold here in the States but understandably so, it is called something else.

Saw it at the local Wal-Mart a few weeks back and I can’t recall what it is called.

Some find it hard to believe that Mexicans are racist (melaninist to be fair). Probably because,

1) it is not understood how a people who are typically on the short end of discrimination can also discriminate others

AND/OR

2) Some mistakenly think us inferior and so can’t understand how one group of inferiors can regard another group of inferiors as well, inferior.

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