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Malcolm Gladwell: Biracial and proud of it

English: Malcolm Gladwell speaks at PopTech! 2...

English: Malcolm Gladwell speaks at PopTech! 2008 conference. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Cover of "Outliers: The Story of Success&...

Cover of Outliers: The Story of Success

 

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/facesofamerica/profiles/malcolm-gladwell/9/

I have just listened to three audiobooks  read by author Malcolm Gladwell.  I have heard of him and his books but just happened upon his Tipping Point and Blink both of which are worth a read.  He is not quite as smart as John McWhorter because in his interview with Gates he peppered his answers with lots of  “ahms, and you know” I’m like WTF?  This guy is not doing a good interview.  Was he nervous or was there bad chemistry between the two talkers.  During his many lectures Gladwell is well, coherent and not stumbling over his words.

My only problem with his thesis in Blink about thinking without thinking is that one is not using the brain or thoughts to reach lightning fast accurate assessments of situations that would harm them if they were to stop and think.  It’s called intuituion and it operates above the mental plane not on it.  So technically he is not correct but subjectively I can give him a pass on the book.  It gets people to thinking about intuition or making choices without thinking but intuiting and TRUSTING THAT INTUIT.

 Oh and how can I forget the Outliers about success.  This October his new book ” David and Goliath” should be out in print.

He  confirms one thing I know from my past life research that nurture and culture are huge and they are passed down just like genes to offspring.  Not only that but particular traits are indeed part of a family’s DNA

I also found this link about his genealogy and that his grandparent was named Thomas Adams.  That’s strange because that’s my maiden name and my grandfather, not the same person of course, was also named Thomas Adams!

I will have to do a little more research because we in fact could be related through our European ancestors.  It’s ironic because my anglo ancestors are mostly on my father’s side hence the name Adams.  However, my mother’s people are Mediterranean hence my olive coloring and Italian ways. 

More later on this guy.  He has interviews on youtube also you can check out. 

Mass shooting kills kids at school

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/14/shooting-reported-at-connecticut-elementary-school/?hpt=hp_t1

The suspect is dead at this time. 
December 14th, 2012
12:57 PM ET

Children and adults gunned down in Connecticut school massacre

  • There’s been a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut
  • We’re told “close to 20” people are dead, including at least 10 children
  • Below are the latest updates as they come to us

[Updated at 1:07 p.m. ET] Here’s the chilling account told to CNN’s Meredith Artley of what happened at the school.

What a sorry state Washington has become

Cover of "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts ...

Cover via Amazon

From the all-white halls of GOP-land to the race card from both sides of the aisle I am so glad not to be in DC.  It’s pitiful how no one can see the fiscal writing on the walls of the men’s restrooms.  DC has become a playground for those who fill their coffers with money they did not earn and from ill-gotten goods.  That is the problem.  Men like Obama go to DC with a few bucks in their pockets and leave with a trough full of special interest monies.

I am listening to the pablum that is The Audacity of Hope.  My God it is filled with platitudes and junk polisci enough to make anyone realize that Obama was an empty suit from the getgo.  I mean they don’t come any emptier.  Wait, not empty but full of daddy Mau Mau and mother atheist and worshipping the gods of the forest and all the different religions she introduced him to without getting grounded in any one. 

Like Obama’s mother I too am a trained anthropologist but my kids got grounded in religion and christianity and not atheism. 

Corpus Christi=Deep Urban Blight or It’s a dump

Omni hotels and American Bank towers in Corpus...

Omni hotels and American Bank towers in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Corpus Christi, it ain’t a city so don’t let that nice photo fool you.  Up close you see weedy lots and buildings that have not been updated decades. I know. I  just got back from Corpus Christi Texas and busy with teaching extra classes and reviewing a new textbook, for which I get paid.  So I’ve had web access but little time for more than quick online checks.

I am glad the election is over but not surprised Obama won.  I was for him then I was against him and now I don’t care.  If you want to see what the future looks like with illegals having a free reign in this country and white flight from urban areas come to Corpus.  It’s a dump and I got racially profiled when leaving that dump.  They probably have never seen a black middle class person in that town as there probably are few and even fewer flying from their tiny airport.

So, I got separated from my party of other white women and went through the security line alone.  They frisked me, went through my checked bag because the lock was gone and took trace sample from my hands.  Well, kiss me again, because I was the only freaking yogi in the whole damn airport, a black, swarthy one at that and I got profiled! FU CC.  You city is a pure dump.  The downtown only had a few building on it with free parking and once off the main street facing CC bay, Shoreline drive, the town turns into nothing but vacated buildings left long ago by white folks who went other places in Texas.

The building look abandoned for decades not recently mind you.  I mean it was creepy and ugly just one block off the shore.  The hotels were old and NOT updated at all.  In fact next to the best hotel in town the Omni was a vacant lot covered in weeds! What a hell hole. But we had fun.  What else do you expect from a town that is 75% Mexican and only 3% white and the rest other?

You get a creepy, vacant looking, broken down, boarded up, fenced off, weeded up city dump.  CC you should be ashmed but the city revenue is not there because white folks have fled! I don’t blame them one bit.

I get profiled the city gets slammed.

Caught in a Benghazi lie—from lips of Liar in Chief

Benghazi Mosque

Benghazi Mosque (Photo credit: an agent)

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/23/White-House-Received-Claims-of-Militant-Responsibility-Two-Hours-After-Attack

Everybody is talking about this one.  Obama et al knew about the Benghazi attack within  two hours that it was a planned terrorist attack. Instead he lied and Hillary lied about the cause and the circumstances of the attack.

They came out immediately and said it was some frazy video about Mohammed.  What liars.  Is this a high crime?  It’s a big lie that’s for sure.  Someone released the emails and the smoking gun.

Trump offers 5 Million to Obama for college transcripts

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on Februar...

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on February 10, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Donald Trump announced today that he would pay to any charity of Obama‘s choice 5 million if he would release his passport app and his college records from Columbia because he wants to know more about BHO. 

I learned a lot about Daddy Obama who was a drunkard and a wife beater and a huge communist egomaniac. 

I bet Obama won’t bite this bait.

Who Won the Debate?

JFK

JFK (Photo credit: Mike Jahn)

Obama was finally ready for friendly fire from Mitt Romney.  I think both men held their own.  Romney had some really good lines like we can’t kill our way out of this and told Obama that attacking him was not an agenda.  Mitt must have got the memo and the meme that he was going to be painted as a warmonger and one who start a war should he win.  I hate wars, rumors of wars and talk of war but I had to listen to this debate. Not just because it was the anniversary of JFK‘s talk to the people about crazy Cuba and ruffian Russia about to sneak attack our shores or our cities.

That is in the past but did Obama really pass the commander in chief test as valiantly as JFK did? I don’t think so.  Mitt had a real look of a winner for the first time.  He has become more likeable.   Finally I think we need some real role models.  White folks have got to step up because Mexicans and blacks continue to have bastard (technical term–no daddies)  babies at a young age and rely way too much on welfare and think it is okay to have a baby at sixteen.

I think that Mormonism is a good model.  It is a better model than Obama’s Mao Mao daddy and welfare and social dependency that will give everybody a fair shot.  He slipped and said that recently.

I am a conservative, independent who was undecided at the beginning of the campaign and I still am because there is no solid conservative in this race. I voted early and straight GOP as I said I would. It comes down to who told fewer lies with a straight face.  Or who told more lies to the camera with a wink and a nod.  Finally, I couldn’t care less if Obama loses.  I am through with him.  And if you use that idiom please note it is comprised of FOUR words, one contraction making it THREE words.  And it is not: “could careless or could care less”  even so-called educated people can’t get my idiom right LOL. You are actually saying the opposite of what you mean when you leave out the “not”.  I think  the use of the negative is tricky for some people. 

Here’s what changed my mind: I voted my values, although I hope the next president can keep the stock market in a bullish mode.  Hopefully Romney can hold up a higher standard of family life and business model and doing the right thing like my kids did: get an education, get a job, get married THEN have CHILDREN! And stop leaving teachers to raise your little bastards and then complaining about the JOB WE ARE DOING.  Don’t make me mad when they touched on how much they love teachers.  Yes we deserved that shout out and now something about it.  Keep these brown and black people from having babies that they don’t care about two years after they are born.  Get some parental education going as well as English classes.  We know everyone has reproductive rights and can have as many babies as they cannot feed.  They also have unreproductive rights AKA choice option to abort aas many babies as they can feed.  The last stats I saw said that married women had more abortions than any other group, especially black married women.  Who knew?

Oh boy, that’s the domestic mess we are in now.

Mexican Maine Madam Mixes Married Men in Zumba Brothel

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/18/zumba-madam-allegedly-used-maine-dance-studio-as-brothel-and-made-videos-of-customers.html

Alexis Wright is not your ordinary Mexican Madam living in quiet Kennebunkport Maine.  No, she was running a brothel with married men out and about town who were inside her building not doing zumba but paying for Alexis and other women doing whatever they wanted to the soundtrack of moans and groans!

The neighbors knew that was not a soundtrack for exercise but rather sexercise inside a brothel.   She is described as a nympomanic bisexual brothel runner who got caught in a sting.  Did the neighbors tip off the police? I sure would have.

Why that debate muted

The last two debates may have well been on MUTE.  Not only did we learn nothing about know nothing Biden who just gesticulated and acted a clown and laughed at the American people but he also lied and said nothing of substance. 

Unfortunately we don’t have a record of Robert Kennedy in debate mode because he famously refused to debate the other dem contenders until just days before he died he changed his mind but it was too late then.

Official portrait of Vice President of the Uni...

Official portrait of Vice President of the United States . (Photo credit: Wikipedia) boring buffoon Biden

Even the SNL parodies were stupid.  They weren’t even funny did you notice that? I mean Biden is a big boring buffoon. 

Will Tuesday’s debate be any better or will we be treated to more muted malarkey?

Poor Ryan.  The last time someone trotted out JFK‘s name that party is the one that lost ala Sen. Benson who famously told Qualye he was no JFK.  Good zinger but not a winner.

Then there was that first debate with an absent Obama and a highly present Mitt.  Again you could have watched on muted because nothing evolved, mutated or shaped into anything of substance.  If it’s style over substance you want then watch some of the old classic debates or provide your own soundtrack LOL. 

The next presidential debate is tomorrow.  I was out of this weekend, reeling from an earache and my Minere’s disease and the fact that my cable was down because the tree trimmers did something in the alley to jeopardize it.  But I am back. My freakin ear still hurts but I lost four pounds over the weekend from not eating and throwing up. 

More later

Obama will “go back to cruel” on the next debate

My new pun “back to cruel” is how I describe what might be Obama’s weak attempt to get back on top of his campaign and win a second term–NOT. 

Just guessing that he will have to get cruel in order to stem the tide of fleeing undecideds or independents who can be SWAYED by a few well-placed words that ain’t coming out of Obama’s mouth no less.

It seems to me that Obama is retooling after being called out by every pol on the planet to say that his debate “nice” style sucked.  He was on the Tom Joyner show this morning lying through his teeth so that “ears later” he won’t still be talking about how this first debate sunk his presidency thereby making his sound byte a reality “Then it will be a one-term proposition.” 

Obama’s latest portrait of Romney sounds just like Obama. I have read everything out there about Obama in books including the new book about his mother.  It’s too bad he was the lesser of two evils back then.  It was fate what can you say that we elected an African and American to the WH. From what I’ve read his father, his biological father, because let’s face it Obama is a bastard, was a really cocky, asshole who killed himself after a night of drinking by hitting a tree while driving with two rods for legs which he lost during an earlier wreck.  

Barack, Barry Sr was an African.  His progeny therefore is NOT an African American in my books.  Maybe one day we will have a home-grown black man.  Until then we will just say we had a biracial in the WH for one term. LOL. I know I helped promote this man whom I said was not black or black enough from the getgo to his worldly apotheosis.  But that’s all folks.