Sunday, August 24, 2008

Can I Get You A Slurpie with This Post?

That's it, I'm going to start working on my accent, move to Delaware and get into the ultra-successful career choices offered in the wide world of mini-markets and morning donuts. This almost made me think about possibly, maybe, potentially switching my vote.

Almost. (Yess, to answer your impending question, Karmy, go to town.)

favorite part is how he thinks he just gave someone a compliment. How about you?

Thanks to for the heads up.

P.S. I've entered this post in a ProBlogger contest in a shameless bid to get more readers. Not that you aren't enough for me. You are.

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Blogger Tariq said...

oh my goodness...just when we thought we had a winning team...this guy opens his mouth. Argh. Isn't he the head of the foreign relations senate committee? And what is that rule that an organization is only 70% as effective as its leader? Damn...we are all screwed!

Sunday, 24 August, 2008  
Anonymous Faiqa said...

you know, tariq, if you had said "oh my goodness *gracious*" you would've sounded just like Apu from the Simpsons. don't worry, i think we'll be ok. nobody cares about offending indian people.

Sunday, 24 August, 2008  
Blogger Jordie said...

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Sunday, 24 August, 2008  
Blogger Avitable said...

Oops - that was me. I was helping someone else with their blog.

Sunday, 24 August, 2008  
Blogger Faiqa said...

oh, let me amend that statement about "nobody cares" to most people don't care. sigh.
avitable, i'm sure that's not what he meant. i think that's the saddest part. but, yeah, still better than the alternatives.

Sunday, 24 August, 2008  
Anonymous mahnaz said...

OMG, I hate when people of a good profession open their mouth and something ignorant comes out! What an idiot!!

Monday, 25 August, 2008  
Blogger Miss Britt said...

Oh for pete's sake. DAMN.

Although, how are you going to say "oh I don't want to elect the Obama/Biden ticket, they're racists against minorities"?

I guess there's THAT. *eye roll*

Monday, 25 August, 2008  
Anonymous Romeen said...

He is soooooo STUPID!!!

Monday, 25 August, 2008  
Blogger Faiqa said...

mahnaz: yeah. i hate it, too. the things is he's actually kind of smart and well qualified. just not well qualified on not pissing off indian people.

miss britt: this is like getting a phone call from a movie star. can i get your autograph? seriously? anyway, i don't think the comment was necessarily racist as it was just culturally insensitive. hopefully, obama will send biden to the same finishing school he went to and we can avoid any further potential eye rolling.

romeen: it was a stupid thing to say. but, let me just say, in his defense, at least every stupid thing i've ever said isn't on you tube (shudder at the thought).

Monday, 25 August, 2008  
Blogger Komal said...

I don't like Joe Biden, however I don't think it’s that big of deal. I mean it’s not like he’s the first political representative to treat the American people like ignorant buffoons in order to make "simplified", yet "complimenting" remarks on socio-economic issues. I’m just saying if you’re going to be insulted by a South Asian stereotype, you might as well take it a step further and realize you’re being insulted every single day by living in a country that’s lost all its ideals and humanitarian merit. Then again its “me” and I think almost everyone sucks lol, that and I’m pissed no one gave Kucinch a chance :(

Monday, 25 August, 2008  
Blogger Komal said...

um I didn't mean to sound THAT crazy in my last I think I was pissed because "someone" aka "shamomo" ate my cusatndwich...>:/

Tuesday, 26 August, 2008  
Blogger Faiqa said...

komal: remind me not to ever steal a sandwich from you. the fate of the democratic party could rest on my shoulders.

Tuesday, 26 August, 2008  
Anonymous Zia said...

A friend once told me that 70% statistics are made up.

Tuesday, 26 August, 2008  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Loved the title - it was the first submission from the problogger contest I checked out!! Take care.

Tuesday, 26 August, 2008  
Blogger Faiqa said...

thanks for commenting, laurie, i appreciate it!

zia, didn't tariq tell you that?

Tuesday, 26 August, 2008  
Blogger Ava Semerau said...

Goes to the old adage - better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you a fool than to open it and prove them right.

As an expat, my absentee ballot is ready and if it just gets counted!

Ava Semerau
And God Was Please: Principles for Creating Christian Success

Tuesday, 26 August, 2008  
Anonymous lulugal11 said...

I found your post through ProBlogger's group project and just thought I would stop by to say hello to the top 5 posters for the first day of the contest.

Tuesday, 26 August, 2008  
Anonymous lulugal11 said...

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Tuesday, 26 August, 2008  
Blogger Faiqa said...

I think it was in alphabetical order? But thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 27 August, 2008  
Anonymous Kat said...

Hey, where's my slurpie? Or did you mean that dude on the YouTube.

Foiled again.

cheers & best of luck with Problogger's contest!

Wednesday, 27 August, 2008  
Blogger Faiqa said...

Kat, you have to tell me what flavor you want in your best Indian accent. Duh. On another note, I just got someone to call Joe Biden "that dude on YouTube." I'm something of a demagogue, aren't I? Awesome.

Wednesday, 27 August, 2008  
Blogger Kimberly said...

LOVE the title!! Great job :)

Thursday, 28 August, 2008  
Anonymous Bill Kanapaux said...

Yes, it was an unfortunate comment. Coupled with his "praise" of Obama as a clean and articulate black man or whatever, it pretty much cost him a serious run for the presidency.

The interesting thing though, from my Anglo perspective, is that he doesn't seem to think he's being insulting. Maybe he was trying (and failing) to compliment Indians on their entrepreneurial spirit.

That doesn't excuse it though. It's an ignorant thing to say. Hopefully Obama will send him to that finishing school.

(Got here via Problogger and promotional magazine's list ... Great title.)

Friday, 29 August, 2008  
Anonymous karmi said...

Faiqa? This Joe Biden episode happened waaaay back. It was predictable. The man is a lame brain. He's a one man gaffe machine. He even flubbed his introductory speech: "I give you, Barack ... America!" huh??? He also said that Barack was articulate and "clean." Like it's unusual for black Americans to be clean? Geeez. oh also, sorry i was indisposed for a few days, Faiqa. President Mac called a meeting of the the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy to announce the vice-presidential pick. I received the summons on my secret decoder ring. YeW GnO YeW WuB mE, Faiqa. JuSt aDmiT iT, YeW WuB PreZiDenT MaC TeW. :-)

CoNseRvaTiVe HuGz,

Friday, 29 August, 2008  
Anonymous Mjuboy said...

Hi Faiqa,
That is an interesting post indeed, and thanks for stopping by my blog as well :)

Saturday, 30 August, 2008  
Blogger Faiqa said...

Bill, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I agree with the contention that he was trying to be complimentary. Personally, I wasn't offended, I just thought it was damn funny. Particularly, since he said you had to have an accent to go there not work there.
karmi Congratulations on Mac's VP pick. Or should I congratulate myself? Wink, wink.
Mjuboy :)

Saturday, 30 August, 2008  
Blogger sybil law said...

Way to go, Joe.
Way to go.
Still, I like that you posted this. In my opinion, you're some kind of asshat for even wanting to be president, or VP, so you just pick the one LEAST like an asshat.
(And obviously I don't mean YOU, you, Faiqa, I just mean the collective, universal you.)
Am I making any sense?!

Friday, 05 September, 2008  
Blogger Faiqa said...

Sybil, you make total sense. Asshat. Giggle.

Saturday, 06 September, 2008  

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