purpleinflorida...striving for clarity on a daily basis
- Miami, Florida, USA
- April 07
- Senior Mortgage Consultant, Commercial RE Investment Specialist, Residential Appraiser
- Amerisave, Capital Commercial RE Group, Seacoast Appraisals, All-State Credit Restoration
- I was born in Oakland, Ca. and am proud to have been born to a progressive and unapologetically liberal family. I lean left or right, as long as I can unflinchingly look myself in the eyes each day.
I am stupid:
1. lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind...but not dull
MY RECENT POSTS
- Afghan Opium - A Case For
May 29, 2010 12:11PM
- We Are With Stupid, Part 2
September 19, 2009 02:56PM
- Get Over It, We *Are* With
Stupid: Part 1
September 06, 2009 07:14PM
- Peace Finds the Princely King
of Pop - At Last
July 07, 2009 11:53PM
- Post Inauguration - The
Morning After: I Still
January 21, 2009 10:17AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Sorry for the vagueness,
Kent - earlier I may have felt
I had a lot of
November 26, 2010 10:24PM
- “Excellent post, Mauricio
- and I wholeheartedly agree
you as well, Nick
November 26, 2010 08:31PM
- “My dearest
heart is in the right place -
November 26, 2010 08:02PM
- “@Janice: be happy -
please. I think SP knows full
November 26, 2010 07:20PM
- “Nice post Kent (rated)!
drilling restrictions on the
November 26, 2010 06:06PM
- MY LINKS
So I'm doing research for my International Relations of Drug Trafficking Class here at FIU, in order to complete my Counter Drug Country Study on Afghanistan - and I come across this link:
The relevant content:
3.… Read full post »
People who are uncomfortable with truths will ALWAYS fight full acceptance.
This of course has two main effects:
First, they get mad because they don't understand how the world could not be flat, and why you insist - contrary to what you and they can see with the naked eye -/… Read full post »
"It must be nice, to ignore all that while insulting those of us who still live in our own purgatory hoping one day to the same access as everyone else in this country…"
That quote from findyourinnerrockstar, referencing her own struggles with the 'mentality' of Birthers and today's VJ… Read full post »
I woke up that day, as if it were any other. I went to school,
thinking only of the exams to prepare for in the days ahead. I
thought not of July 4, but only focused on the necessary tasks
ahead...and then I heard.
For the past four days, I… Read full post »
I missed the opportunity to travel to DC to see President Obama accept the battered torch of leadership from President Bush, and renew his commitment to inspire us all to"... lift ourselves up, and dust ourselves off." I was working, so had to YouTube it yesterday evening, but I got to see… Read full post »
Just under a month ago, our friend Monte started a dialogue on President Elect Barack Obama's race with this post. I thought about summarizing Monte's questions, but in keeping with the original goal of his post - to start the dialogue - I decided to allow readers to revisit those questions… Read full post »
T-Pain... I am a fan - but I look nothing like him. Read full post »
I don't have the same civil service background as Padraig Colman, nor the life experience and familiarity with historically significant events. I do however, have a marginally informed perspective which I would like to share with my friends here at OS.
Recently, I read his piece on Gertrude Bell,… Read full post »
Fuzzy Math, by Aaron Feit
The light of candles,
Missed subway trains.
Wine, desecrated - neglected
Marinade instead of prelude to a kiss.
Salon appointments that run long.
A man, a woman...shaking the… Read full post »
Sorry if this is a repost, but a little comedic relief, just in time too. This is funny as hell, by the way.
"The assertion that "all men are created equal" was of no
practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it
was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future
use." - President Abraham Lincoln
My hope for the Obama presidency is that at will be characterized by efforts… Read full post »
Many of my friends here at OS have hinted that I have perhaps run out of steam or the passionate monologues that characterized my pre-election posts.
Please allow me to retort...
I feel today, like Darwin. Not Darwin on steroids - like Sparta - but… Read full post »
Dear Dr. Hill,
I want to respect women unflinchingly, while I also hold onto my right to be what a man is. What's a closet chauvinist pig to do?
I fully believe, that to change others in order to benefit our own lives - to strive for a… Read full post »
So one Christmas, I'm over my friend's cousin's house, having been invited for dinner. I have NO idea what is on the menu. We go downstairs, into the den in this quaint, sprawling pad in El Sobrante, Ca., and sit down to watch some Niner's football. My friend and I, who… Read full post »
Would You Dare Presume To Negotiate With The Devil? With God?
In spite of your actual beliefs, or because of them, bear with me; it does get better. As the theory/legend/scripture goes, God is everywhere, and the Devil/Shaitan/ Beetlejuice/ Lucifer is either in the shadows, waiting for Overtime on Re… Read full post »
Hmm...Ever wonder about the irony that a group called One Republic has a hit in an election year that is titled, Apologize? The hook says it all “...it's too late to 'pologize.”
A friend of mine here on OS, perhaps sensing my impending indignance, encouraged me to look at this… Read full post »
I saw Chris Matthews on Hardball the other day, discussing with an emotional conservative with whom he was debating the Colin Powell endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama; with respect to motive. As I contemplated the meaning of the endorsement, I found myself again transported to the… Read full post »
The employer/employee relationship - much like that of a democracy and its citizens, or in a mother-son/ father-daughter relationship - begins with a difference/s implied if not explicitly stated. Also, it bears pointing out, that one's intention and the character of the superio… Read full post »
As I said on my long commentary added to Leonce Gaiter's excellent post on race, civil rights, and same-sex unions (Prop 8), imitation is the sincerest, and deceptively benign form of flattery. The problem with that is, the racism and nepotism that African-Americans were subjected to prior to o… Read full post »
Addict or not, an unfaithful mate and irresponsible citizens alike, can't seem to get it through their heads exactly what marriage/citizenship and raising/encouraging a healthy family/society entails. One wherein family/society values like fidelity, honor, mutual respect, and a desire to match… Read full post »
If the assertions made on my friends blog are correct, (I haven't had a chance to check them yet) then it does give me some reservations about Obama. I don't trust Obama 100% of the time. I don't trust McCain 100% of the time either. Here's the thing though; I… Read full post »
Old School Rules, New School Fools
Recently, a new friend of mine here on OS reminded me of the hipocrisy that is ignored when we allow ourselves the excuse of failing over and over at things we need to succeed at, because we were raised a certain way. If that were/… Read full post »
Liberal or Conservative, 'the media' Is Full of Morons
I agree, in general, with the theory that the current tone within politics, news, network offerings, etc., is dumbing-down America, as it regards both parties' supporters. Actually, more to the point, the networks are catering to an Americ… Read full post »
I was quite irritated, and a more than a little horrified by someone's comment on Fox News, that 'most African-Americans are in lock-step with the Democratic nominee.' This was from a viewer, who had responded with an email comment reacting to the revelation that Colin Powell endorses Senator Barack… Read full post »
Trash TV is a whole different episode of Donahue. To answer the question though, in reference to The Chocolate News' David Alan Grier's assertion that Barack Obama may not be black enough...I thought someone might bring up the point about wanting 'incontrovertible proof' that a 'black' candidate is c… Read full post »