Friday, November 21, 2008

What About "Change"?

Fresh new faces, fresh ideas, eh' Mr. President Elect Obama? Look, I know that every time I doubt something that the Obama team does, I end up being wrong and Obama ends up being right, but something just seems off about this. The entirety of Obama's staff is shaping up to be Clinton administration people and though the Clinton administration was very successful, times have changed and that is why the American people voted for Obama and not, well, Clinton. Let's take a look at some of the names Obama has selected and see where they fit in, relationship-wise, to the Clinton administration.

Rahm Emmanuel, the future White House Chief of Staff, is a long known Clinton supporter since his first day on the political scene. In 1993 he served as one of Bill Clinton's chief advisers, he remains quite close to Bill and also helped in support of Hilary's recent run for the White House.

Bob Gates, future Defense Secretary, has no real ties to Clinton but is certainly not a change because he recently served under a guy, maybe you've heard of him, George W. Bush, in that exact same role.

Eric Holder, I talked about a little in a previous posting, as he was named as Obama's Attorney General, and while it is change in that he is the first black person to be named to that position, he too has close ties to the Clinton admin. as he served for Bill Clinton as Deputy Attorney General.

Hillary Clinton, the likely Secretary of State, has close ties to the Clinton's as well, mostly in that, well... she is one. I've talked already about why this is a terrible choice, mainly because of her differences with Obama in foreign policy, in regards to talking and meeting with foreign leaders with(out) preconditions, her lack of judgment on the war in Iraq, so on and so on, and I also mentioned the possible political ramifications of this choice in the long run.

Look, here is the bottom line, when you deal with the Clinton's and Clinton people you end up dealing with politics instead of real world issues. Yes, Bill Clinton's presidential era was a damn good one, but it was not without drama and politicking going on all the time, Obama said he was going to bring change to Washington and I simply don't see how it is possible when he is bringing in the same faces and names from the Clinton era. I understand it is hard to strike a balance between new people and experienced council, but I do think it is important for Obama to put a stamp on his own era in history.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Frost/Nixon Looks Excellent

Geeks like me are real antsy for this movie because, hello, it's going to be sick. Even though the screen writer, Peter Morgan is overrated you might remember his crown jewel "Last King of Scotland" and if you're like me, you might too remember that it was a pathetic movie. But, Ron Howard - a former oscar winner - is a sick director. The movie is basically a re-creation of one of the most intense on-air interviews in American history between former president Richard Nixon and journalist David Frost. It also gives you a lot of the behind the scenes stuff that went down to booking the interview and all of the negotiations that went on beforehand. I love journalism, I love politics, and I love awkward/heated interviews. Comes out December 5th and I absolutely cannot wait.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Obama Selects Attorney General

Eric Holder. Whoever that is, will become the first black head of the justice department. The only place we - and by we I mean me - have ever heard Eric Holder's name before is in passing when he was one of the chairs in the Obama vice president selection committee. I've done some homework though and it turns out Holder has close ties to Bill Clinton's administration where he served as D.C.'s U.S. attorney and later the deputy attorney general for the Justice Department, which is the position just beneath the one he is about to accept. According to everything I have read he has all of the right credentials for the job and could restore some much needed order to a department that has been out of hand recently, see Alberto Gonzales.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Hillary Clinton Being Considered for Secretary of State

Secretary of State is a HUGE job, its the top post at the state level, and there is no question that she is amply qualified for the job. Clinton did everything possible to help Obama win the election after the primaries, but let's not get it twisted, as a political opponent, she is a SNAKE. Obama has to be very careful giving her that kind of power, because she will inevitably, be making a run at him 4 years from now and he needs to make sure he can keep her in check. There's a lot of speculation out there that Clinton would try to almost railroad Obama's presidency at every avenue possible. I don't see why Obama won't just give the job to John Kerry, he is the most qualified person for it, he gave Obama his start in politics, and would never flip on him. Maybe Obama is worried about leaving Clinton in the senate, but the reason he elected Rahm Emmanuel to Chief of Staff is because he can keep people like Clinton, and the rest of the democratic party members, in line.

Redskins Drop Another Winnable Game; 6-4

Washington was winning that game last night with 5 minutes left and should have won the ballgame, were they able to put together any type of drive and finish it. Look I don't want to take anything away from the Cowboys, they played very well in certain areas (running the ball), and their pass rush was great. But, I feel like the pass rush is more a victim of the Redskins inability to protect for Jason. Run blocking we are strong. Pass blocking terrible. I feel like our defense did a phenomenal job throughout the game and the playcalling/offense really let the team down.

0-3 in primetime games.

Everyone in the city wants to write the Skins off, but I'm not so "what have you done for me lately", we're 6-4 and basically tied with Dallas, except that our conference record is 1 game better (although its too early to start looking at that). I'm not writing the team off, don't bury us, but we gave Dallas life now. Next week is critical for Washington, we need to win @ Seattle.

I'll have more on the game later. Peace.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Tonight is Colossal

The Redskins don't necessarily have to win tonight to mathematically be in good shape for the playoffs, but as far as the mentality of a football season goes, its a huge game. It's a gargantuan game. It's monumental really. Is Tony Romo going to be the spark plug Dallas needs to turn them around, or can Washington hit them with a hay maker tonight and prove that even with Romo, their team isn't good enough. Will the Washington home field advantage actually help the team tonight? Will Portis play? If, yes, and as of 6:20 PM it appears he'll be on the field, then what kind of role will he serve? Can Campbell rebound from a mediocre performance? What will Jim Zorn have for the Cowboys defense with 2 weeks to prepare. With the Eagles tying early today, in a game that seemed like an easy win, the Redskins have a golden opportunity to solidify themselves in the playoff mix. I pray to god they capitalize on it. Beat Dallas. Hail to the Redskins. Let's get it.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Four Guys Three Mics - Episode Eight (Part Two)

We relive some Music from the 90's and continue talking about broads

Four Guys Three Mics - Episode Eight (Part One)

We talk about hot chicks most of the show, we mention Steve being fired, and touch on sports for a bit

Four Guys Three Mics - Episode Eight (Behind The Scenes)

Here is a take of Kyle and me going at it in between the first break. Enjoy.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Four Guys Three Mics - Episode Seven (Full Episode, download/stream)

The Seventh installment of Four Guys Three Mics, we talk Obama, Palin, grasping at hotties, and more.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Four Guys Three Mics - Episode Seven (Part Two)

The Seventh installment of Four Guys Three Mics, we talk Obama, Palin, grasping at hotties, and more.

Rockets @ Blazers Incredible Ending Last Night

And who says the NBA regular season is boring?

(<-- Clickable) is the link for the HD version, if you want the full effect, if not here is the mediocre quality version:

Basically, the Blazers, Brandon Roy made an incredible game winner with 1.8 seconds, only to make a bone-headed foul on Yao Ming who was able to convert on an And-1 and put the Rockets up by 1 point with 0.8 seconds remaining. Brandon Roy rectifies his mistake by putting up a fade-away DEEP three pointer for the win. Just a magnificent finish to a game.

Four guys Three Mics News

As everybody knows it's Friday and that means another edition of Four Guys Three Mics, but instead of being on from 10PM-11PM, we will now go a second hour up until midnight. So, the same start time that you're used to, but we are now a 2 hour show. I will update this post later tonight with the podcast version of the show, but if you can tune in live we'd appreciate it. As a refresher, here's how to listen:

Go to, look to the left under the first tab "Listen Online", simply click WMUC2 (either HQ or Lo-Fi, either works) and the show will open up in one of your media players (WMP, Itunes, etc.), kick back, maybe even turn on your xbox, put the volume on mute, and enjoy.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Night of the Election - How I'm Feeling

I am by no means a gifted enough writer to put into words the emotion that has overcome me tonight as Barack Obama won the presidency of the United States, but I will give it my best shot. To be a part of the generation that elected the first black president into office enthuses me more than you could ever know. If you are reading this I’m sure you know my political leanings, I am very liberal and have been pretty vocal about my stances on politics for the past couple of years now, but this is bigger than just domestic/foreign policies. This is the affirmation and a new chapter in racial relations in the United States, even the most pessimistic can never deny the fact of what just happened tonight. This is a surreal moment in time and has not even really sunk in yet that our president elect is Obama. People were celebrating all night, in Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., outside my College Park window, and God bless them, but not me. Tonight, I just sat and watched and reflected and tried to soak it all in. Then Obama came on and put into words everything that I was feeling but could have never orated. I don’t need to remind any of you what a great speaker he is, but make no mistake about it; he captured the essence of what just happened better than anyone ever could. So, if you were part of the raucous celebration and missed it, enjoy…

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The 44th President of the United States of America; Barack Obama

11:00 PM EST, NBC News has called it, Barack Obama is our president. This is one of the greatest moments of my life, I'm sitting here in my dorm with goosebumps running up and down my arms and legs. Probably one of the most monumental occurrences in the history of our country, I honestly can't believe what I'm watching. Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois is going crazy right now, I wish I had the words to describe how I'm feeling at this exact moment, but I'm not that gifted of a writer. A simple message of hope and change, that's what this campaign started as and it grew and grew and grew across cities and towns all across the country. This campaign was never about Barack Obama, it's about all of the people who never had a voice in the decision making. I am on cloud nine right now, this is the most proud I have ever been to be an American citizen. Surreal.

I Just Baracked the Vote

Just getting back from the voting booth and I have to say it went off without a hitch. No lines, no wait, no issues, I was in and out. Obama got my vote and I've got to tell you I do have a sense of accomplishing my civic duty, for as much as I protested against the stupid voting policies in this country, I'm glad I got out and made my opinion heard. It's also really good to know that no matter what, my vote was a part of history, because make no mistake about it, this is going to be a historic night. So, I hope you all did, the results should be coming in pretty soon now, so things should heat up quickly. It seems like this election so far has been free of any major disasters, which is good, but there is still a lot of time to go.

The Day of the Election - Getting Ready to Go Vote

Its almost 3:00 now and I'm getting ready to go punch the ticket for Obama. Today has been rather uneventful as expected, in fact most political pundits/veterans will tell you that election day is usually pretty boring until the results start to pour in. There's really nothing to talk about, the candidates have made their pleas and now its up for the public to decide, that's it. I did find it interesting that Sarah Palin wouldn't say who she voted for, consider SHE IS ON THE MCCAIN TICKET, but she has been pretty clueless throughout, so I can't say I was surprised by her dubious answer. Tonight should be fun and I'll check in after I vote and as the results come in, I hope everyone is getting out and voting. Peace.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Four Guys Three Mics - Episode Six

Episode Six featuring Kevin Anderson, the possible new 4th "Guy". Jason, Kyle, and Nikolaj interview Kevin as we delve into lifehood jobs and much more.