Day: April 9, 2009

The hairdo I will attempt for the trip. Pray for me.In my rambling about clothes I forgot to update you all on the fact that YES The Snob is coming to the East Coast next week for a host of reasons, the no. 1 of which yours truly was invited to take part in a panel during Harvard University’s Black Policy Conference.

In its fifth year, the event happens April 17-18 at Cambridge, Mass. This years major speakers feature Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick (obviously), Essence editor Susan Taylor, theologian and author Michael Eric Dyson.

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Rep. Betty Brown, R-Terrell, made the remark during House testimony on Tuesday. (Houston Chronicle)This heifer! Get ‘er, Kumar!

From The Houson Chronicle:

The comments caused the Texas Democratic Party on Wednesday to demand an apology from state Rep. Betty Brown, R-Terrell. But a spokesman for Brown said her comments were only an attempt to overcome problems with identifying Asian names for voting purposes.

The exchange occurred late Tuesday as the House Elections Committee heard testimony from Ramey Ko, a representative of the Organization of Chinese Americans.

Ko told the committee that people of Chinese, Japanese and Korean descent often have problems voting and other forms of identification because they may have a legal transliterated name and then a common English name that is used on their driver’s license on school registrations.

Brown suggested that Asian-Americans should find a way to make their names more accessible.

“Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese — I understand it’s a rather difficult language — do you think that it would behoove you and your citizens to adopt a name that we could deal with more readily here?” Brown said.

Oh, assimilation! Do you keep the O’Henry or do you just go by “Henry” because the sign says “No Dogs, Niggers or Irish allowed?” Decisions, decisions!

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Men and your suits.

One wouldn’t know you from the other save the ties. And unless you’re a Fortune 500 executive, mobster, politician and black guy, you don’t know how to properly rock a suit anyway. Do you even own a pair of Stacey Adams?

But it doesn’t matter. Because you’re a man. A suit is your version of a habit, a robe, a pair of Bermuda shorts. It’s just what you wear.

As I plan my first big trip to the East coast I remain perplexed about many things:

Will I have enough money?

Will I have a place to stay?

Will I be able to meet all the people I’d like to meet and all the people who’d like to meet me?

What the fuck am I going to wear?

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Remember when this site wasn’t wall-to-wall Obama? Wait. You don’t because that’s how most of you found the site. (Save you TJ lovers.) Well, I used to write about other things — some serious, some not. And, quite frankly, I’m no more interested in being a cheerleader than a cynic of the Administration. Naturally, if it’s newsworthy I’ll write about it with the usual level of seriousness and verve, but … I can’t believe I’m saying this … The Snob is all ‘Bamaed out.

Now some classic Snob features survived Obamania. (Google Stalking TJ Holmes and The Great Wall of Sexy, anyone?) Others are in the Snob Blog Graveyard. Well, they want to come back, but they need your help and your votes. So here they are! The Zombie features! The Walking Dead!

The Vampire posts looking for a second life until Barack invades something. Read the background, check out the links and vote in the poll!

The top five will be reinstated.

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Members of the pro-life organization Operation Rescue, protest against abortion across the street from the White House on April 1, 2009 in Washington, DC. An invitation by the University of Notre Dame to US President Barack Obama to speak at the school’s commencement ceremonies in May, has met with great debate by pro-life organizations and conservative Catholilc groups who believe that Obama’s view on abortion clashes with core church teachings about human life.Sigh. Catholics and I are having a bad week. We’ll get through this, but … right now? This is just uncalled for, ya think?

FOX News as well as The Associated Press are reporting that 10 Holy Cross Priests are opposing an appearance by the president and an honorary degree based on his policies.

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