Archive | November 2010

John McCain’s Hypocrisy

Even though I don’t usually watch Rachel Maddow’s show, I do watch it here and there because my brother prefers the shows on MSNBC (while I like CNN more). The only show on MSNBC I like is Keith Olbermann’s.

Earlier this week, she had a piece on John McCain’s contradictions on basically EVERY policy. While I think it’s fine for politicians to change their minds from time to time (because EVERYONE does change their minds here and there), one who changes their opinion on EVERY issue is just a hypocritical moron.

Here’s a clip from her show:

Here’s a clip from the Daily Show with Jon Stewart on the same topic:
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Rutgers vs. Syracuse Football Game

This past Saturday, I attended the Rutgers vs. Syracuse football game, courtesy of winning two tickets through NJ.com’s (online version of a local newspaper) twitter account.

I graduated from Rutgers last May, and had not gone to any of the games so far in the season, so this game was also my first game as a Rutgers Alumni.

The first half of the game was quite mundane, but it quickly picked up in the latter half. Unfortunately, we lost.

It was, also, the first home game Rutgers was playing following the game against Army, where Eric LeGrand was paralyzed from neck below.

Here are a few pictures we took at the game:

Sea of Red:

The student section formed the number “52” in honor of LeGrand: 

During their half-time show, the Rutgers Marching Band formed a “52” in honor of LeGrand:

The Fall 2010 semester at Rutgers so far has been plagued with unfortunate events. Read my post about what happened in September by clicking here and October by clicking here. As for November — right before half time, one of the people attending the game fell at the game and is hospitalized in critical condition with injuries to his head. You can read more about that here. Some commenters on the news article seem to suggest that Rutgers is playing down the story, and all I can is this — I was just a few feet away at halftime in a crowd of people at the concession stands, and I didn’t find out until I was back in my seat later on via twitter.

Hopefully next semester will be a lot smoother.

I meant to write about the game that night, but when I got home my laptop suddenly would not turn on! It was running absolutely fine until before I left for the game, so I am not sure what happened. I ended up getting a new laptop Sunday, but I AGAIN lost everything from my old laptop which is quite annoying.

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Eid-ul-Adha 2010

Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating!

It’s very weird — it’s our first Eid ever without Faraz (who moved to Canada in July) and also our first Eid in our new house.

We invited our local family (around 45-50 people) for breakfast/brunch, so that should be a lot of fun!

Hope everyone has a great day with their family and friends,

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Aurora Moments Photography

A good photographer makes a world of a difference, don’t you think?

My cousin, Samia, recently started a photography business of her own, called Aurora Moments Photography. She’s based in New York (but does events in New Jersey and other local areas as well).

I’m not just saying this because she’s my cousin, but she is a great photographer!

She actually started her business to cater towards Muslim brides who are looking for female photographers, but she does all sort of events — everything from portrait sessions to birthdays to graduation parties to weddings and everything in between.

Click here to check out some portfolio pictures on her Facebook fan page and you can contact Samia Ahmad at samia@auroramoments.com for all of your photography needs.

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MSNBC Suspends Keith Olbermann

So as you may (or may not have) heard, MSNBC ‘indefinitely’ suspended Keith Olbermann earlier today in light of the news that Olbermann donated to three democratic candidates in the midterm election. Olbermann, who acknowledged the contributions, made the maximum legal donations of $2,400 to each of the three candidates.

According to POLITICO:

NBC has a rule against employees contributing to political campaigns, and a wide range of news organizations prohibit political contributions — considering it a breach of journalistic independence to contribute to the candidates they cover.

It’s not like Keith Olbermann claimed to host a nonpartisan show – EVERYONE knows that the majority of times, he support liberals candidates and liberal causes. How is this any different from how he expresses his point of views on the show (along with all of the other journalists)? When has Olbermann ever claimed to be an impartial journalist?? That’s like saying a journalist on Fox News is impartial.

It’s always been an on-going battle at my house — I like CNN while my brother likes MSNBC — but the ONE show I actually liked on MSBNC was Keith Olbermann’s. The same article I mentioned earlier stated that Olbermann tripled MSNBC’s ratings at 8 p.m. Without a doubt, MSNBC’s rating will plummet without Olbermann.

What do you think about MSNBC’s decision?

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Election Day Reminder

Hopefully you are aware that tomorrow is Election Day!

If you know me personally, you have gotten an email reminder as well, but again this is just a friendly reminder (as always) for you to vote tomorrow.  I don’t care who you vote for, just don’t forget to vote and remind your friends and family to do the same.

I know many of you only vote in presidential elections, and others of you who don’t vote at all – but I urge you to exercise your right to vote tomorrow. Whether it is a presidential election, a primary, a local election, etc. – each election is just as important.

The ones who don’t vote are usually the first ones to complain about everything and when I ask them why they didn’t vote – they don’t usually have a reasonable answer. Have your opinion be counted tomorrow.

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