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Tebow and Gingrich – Taking It To The Field (Politics and Football) – Hell Froze Over, Officially

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2011 at 10:08 pm

I rarely cover news on my personal blog, let me retract that – I never do. I think once you start delving into the whole mad house that is politics you get bashed no matter which way you sway. At this point in the political debates, however, I just can’t keep my mouth shut anymore in regards to the Republican race for presidency. It wasn’t even worth my time to write about the Herman Cain scandal – it only took, what, 10 women who filed for the exact same charge for him to “excuse himself from the debates” – please…

Here are my thoughts on Mitt Romney – I think he’s extremely out of touch with reality and what the country wants as a whole. I also think he’s losing a lot of luster in his inability to shut up when need be – throwing out a $10,000 bet to Rick Perry in a state that the total family income is $10,000 was the stupidest move in his race thus far. He just rubs me the wrong way – and continues to bash Newt for being married 3 times, who cares? It’s America – there is a lot more twisted shit that happens here then that.

Politico

OH Newt. I didn’t think Newt would be blowing the polls out of the water by any means – just being honest. I was very shocked to see his current escalated poll numbers. He’s not a saving grace of ANY sort, however, he is a stable well known man in the political industry whose had his footmark in the sand if you will for decades now. Obama even noted that he isn’t surprised Newt popped back into the picture – he never really left to begin with. He’s undoubtedly not a leader that will stand up and make Americans feel empowered or  inspired, but I do think he has a chance to win over Obama at this point – hate to say it, but it’s true.

Think Progress

Tim Tebow – OK now I’m fine to talk about news. Only kidding. The entire aurora around Tebow is somewhat extraordinary. He comes into the football industry, being coined as the “long shot,” is wildly religious and steadfast in his beliefs and even kneels on the field after a win. The whole package is a lot to absorb for the typical football watcher who rarely sees devotion of this sort being displayed on the football field. I think people nationwide are split in their decision about Tebow – is it right to kneel to the Lord in the middle of a game or is it not?  Regardless of race/ethnicity/religion I think what Tebow is embodying is a shining light  of sorts for Americans – showcasing the importance of having something  to believe in … anything. It’s really interesting to hear the mixed reactions. I for one am intrigued but still a bit skeptical to see how the rest of his years in football will play out – the rookie year for sure has been one to remember for Tim.

NY Daily News

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Drake – The Cocky Yet Insecure Singer Whose Paving the Way for Hip Hop

In Uncategorized on December 6, 2011 at 3:08 am

Here’s my thing about Drake. While he absolutely drives me nuts for reasons as to which I’ll elaborate on in this blog post, he also manages to seduce me into his music and overall entity.

Do I still see him as Jimmy from Degrassi? Undoubtedly. On other hand, do I think he’s become THE one to catch up with in the R&B field? You better believe it.

Drake’s cocky, unapologetic, skilled, twisted, hurt, proud – and for that, I find him to be the largest rising star in the music game.

While I loved his original hits for their catchy appeal such as Best I Ever Had and Find Your Love, his latest album just blew it out of the water for me. Some songs specifically are just mind blowing- Take Care, Headlines, Lord Knows and Make Me Proud. On this album, he’s raw and honest while still presenting himself in that egotistical manner that we all are attracted to him for (don’t try to convince yourself otherwise).

Killer Hip Hop

If he continues to integrate great outside forces such as unbelievably talented Otis Redding into his mixes and provide listeners with raw emotion, he’ll continue to be a path maker not driver on a pre done road. People want honesty and they also want diversity. Bringing in Rihanna, Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj were also smart moves.

411 Daily

No need to take care quite yet, Drake. I’m excited for what’s to come.