Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A 17-year anniversary and counting...

Can you believe that today is a 17-year anniversary of us being in the City of Santa Fe Springs? It's true. This is the longest stay in one city for me. I have moved five time in the first 10 years. So, imagine that Santa Fe Springs has been home for that much longer. I am more aware of myself now and that's where I've changed. Click here for photos of me growing up...

I remember like it was yesterday that I came and finished the sixth grade at Lakeland Elementary School after having attended Kester Avenue School in the City of Van Nuys; from there is was Lake Center Middle School, Santa Fe High School and Cerritos/Los Angeles City Colleges.

Who knows if we will be here for another 17 years but wherever we are I'm sure that it will be better than the last. Here to what happens the next 17.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Reading about history and all its Lies

First, I want to apologize for not posting as much and I want to explain what's going on. Nothing. Nothing at all. I was taking time to read Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen.

After reading this book, I will NEVER EVER look at history classes the same again. As students we are always taught to believe everything that there is to know about the history of the United States. But that all changed for me, at least, the idea of what the United States means.

For what it's worth I know that people like Cerritos College's own History instructor John Haas means well when I had his class in the spring semester. I know that he has worked hard in order to have students understand the meaning of open dialogue and understanding among everyone.

But honestly, can you tell me that everything he has lectured on is true? He's obviously has had a read of Lies and yet he and all of the other history and political science teachers continue to lecture on what they know and what we SHOULD believe.

I was becoming suspicious when everything I learned in history was coming up rosy. Everything you read about history was about how great America is and how we are all the good guys. Everything is covered, from the questions of Honest Abraham Lincoln to Christopher Colombus, to President George W. Bush. That was one reason I didn't bother to buy the $96 history book or the $90 book for History of California. Now do you see why I hate government jobs and why I think the ASCC is a complete joke?

You already know that ASCC President Michael Barrita wants, wants and wants but there is not results from him. There is no real concern for him. The only thing that concern him is inflating his ego to the point that he is a hot air balloon playboy. That's the point of being involved in government; to BE that hot air balloon playboy.

I will do this for now on: When I take a history class I will have the copy of Lies My Teacher Told Me because this student has had enough of the bullshitting.

EVERYONE should read this book!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Talon Marks opinion and the ASCC Senate

Note: I know...it has been a while.

Well, here is an opinion article that caught the attention of four students at Cerritos College. The opinion is about how cheerleaders show too much skin. However, in reading this article I have come up with something that I wanted to ask to the Talon Marks writer who wrote it and it goes like this:

I know that you have a problem with too much skin
but you don't have a problem with being too thin
You say that you were a high school cheerleader and went to a football game on Saturday but make it sound that YOU know what it feels like to get laid

And I did have a question...what if the cheerleader
was your sister or brother? But do you have the
balls to say what you say to your mother?

I would be careful about what you write.

And as for the ASCC Senate meeting...I was NOT impressed because as far as Michael "I-wanna-be-Obama" McPain goes, he should re-examine the book, Lies My Teacher Told Me.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remembering 9/11 seven year later

How can anyone forget the date: Sept. 11, 2001? Nobody can. In honor of the 2,974 people who died, here is a poem that I thought of last night:

It is a day that will live on in infamy, all of us who watched on television asked, how can it be?

Sept. 11 was chosen for a reason by those who carried it out, but more than anything there was nothing that could prepare us for what would have happened.

I wanted to cry and scream at the people who did this and for ending the lives that were in their hands. I wish I had the opportunity to take it back.

I remember where I was that day, but everything that I was feeling was drowned out inside my heart.

It wasn't fair, it wasn't right, but we must remember that America will always put up a fight.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

N-dolla to attend ASCC Senate next week

N-dolla will attend a ASCC Senate next week. In my first public appearance since leaving Cerritos College I want to have a look at the people who will be part of the continued propaganda of being "Champions for Change." But if you need a refresher about my thoughts of the ASCC elections, read below.

See you next week, and I will report following the meeting...

Monday, September 8, 2008

How the ASCC Senate Elections are a sham

Just because I'm going to a different community college this semester doesn't mean that I have forgotten about Cerritos College. So, in light of this week's upcoming Associated Students of Cerritos College's Senate Elections I wanted to share with you the Top 10 reasons why the elections are a complete sham. Ready?

No. 10: All of those who are running for ASCC Senate claim that if YOU vote for them that they are the "Champions of Change" for Cerritos College. We, the voters, have too much of a migraine already from Presidential nominees Barack Obama and John McCain.

No. 9: The ASCC President for the 2008-09 year is Michael Barrita, from what I'm hearing he is currently working at the English Writing Center and shown to have already disappeared. His excuse is that he has been too "busy." That means one of two things; he either partied too hard or had looked toward snogging his next girlfriend.

No. 8: Well, I will say this for you, at least this year there is a female student Vice President in office, but unfortunately her name is NOT Sarah Palin.

No. 7: During the elections there I'm sure there will be those candidates who will be wearing t-shirts that will stand out, just be careful that none of them are the color purple.

No. 6: With a mini-Obama and mini-McCain inside of him Michael Barrita's new name should be Michael McPain.

No. 5: ASCC Student Trustee Jason Macias is the backbone to Michael Barrita, what a position to be in.

No. 4: ALL of those elected never read their ASCC handbooks, and yet they are in college.

No. 3: ALL of the students at Cerritos, more than 20,000 of them, will think that they are voting in the presidential election, all you wonder why the response is, "huh?"

No. 2: We don't have to look too far for the college version of President George W. Bush and John McCain.

And the No. 1 reason why the ASCC Senate elections are a sham: ALL of them claim to speak for the students of Cerritos College thank you but one mini-me is enough.


Friday, September 5, 2008

When are you coming back?

It seems that I have a fanbase growing outside of Cerritos College and Los Angeles City College. It also seems that the fanbase is growing in Hollywood without me knowing it. How can that be, like I said Enrique, a student from Rio Hondo College stopped me and now it is someone who lives in Hollywood, and he said, "When are you coming back to (StarWorld Hollywood)?"

IF any of you who have read this blog before, and I know you have, I have said that I DON'T pay attention to anyone around me. So, how is it that when I spoke with this man who was at StarWorld Hollywood, said that he has seen me before, how can this happen? Gay or not, I love men.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Media sexist target of Sarah Palin

You knew going into this presidential election that someone was going to be analyzed, criticize and scruntinized. The national and local media has decided its target is Alaska's Governor Sarah Palin and her family. With all the focus on what the media is doing wrong let just say that the media has every right to be focused on her and the lack of experience. And the fact that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant, there is more to come.

With Barack Obama taking a back seat to Palin, it was the same treatment that he had when he was looking toward being the next President of the Untied States. Sure, nobody knew who Palin was before Republican President nominee John McCain (R-AZ) chose her as the Vice President candidate but then again, everyone had the same thought of Obama before he got exposure from Oprah Winfrey. I guess that the only way to get exposure, huh?

Now that the election is underway, the media get attacked for being sexist about its coverage; I mean get real. Every single person who has decided to run for president or any public office has felt the wrath of the media what makes this so different? And like anyone, everyone has shot their mouth off before, just ask Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Joseph Biden (D-DE).

As there continues to be rapid growth of technology and with media outlets facing competition from the Internet no matter how pissed off you get it means that you, yes, all of you, can still read.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Cerritos' most well-known celebrity

Has N-dolla become Cerritos College's most well known celebrity? Yes! How so, you ask? Nevermind that. But here's the thing, I have come across more people whom they says they know me and that makes me feel great. Yesterday, as I was coming home, someone named Enrique said that I looked familiar.

I said, "I do." And said that he'd seen me at Rio Hondo College or Cerritos. I said Cerritos, yes, Rio Hondo no. But the point is, I am a self-made celebrity...I guess that makes me a Material Girl.