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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Kenneth Che-Tew Eng: Why I Hate Blacks Article Writer

by Paula Neal Mooney

First there was Kramer's tirade.

Now comes Kenneth Che-Tew Eng telling us "Why I Hate Blacks."

Kenneth Che-Tew Eng was a contributor to the San Francisco-based AsianWeek -- before he was suspended for writing the anti-black piece displayed below.

A self-described "Asian Supremacist," Kenneth Che-Tew Eng also wrote columns for AsianWeek titled "Proof That Whites Inherently Hate Us" and "Why I Hate Asians."

(Both posted below before they pull them.)

And now editors of "The Voice of Asian America" weekly have apologized.

AsianWeek's editor-at-large Ted Fang and editor-in-chief Samson Wong were feeling plenty of heat for running Kenneth Eng's so-inane-it-would-be-laughable-if-Eng-didn't-really-believe-it-immature-essay.

I just feel sorry for all the Kenneth Engs out there being mistaken for the racist essayist.

But I can partially see where Kenneth Che-Tew Eng's anger is coming from.

My Chinese friend was called a "chink" in her Northern California, mostly white, hometown.

And remember Mickey Rooney's portrayal of an Asian landlord in Breakfast at Tiffany's?

When Bruce Lee saw that film, it made him really sad.

Kenneth Che-Tew Eng is young, in his early 20s.

He's got lots of living and maturing to do.

The backlash from his writing will probably help him do it.

Hopefully.

But I do agree with Kenneth Che-Tew Eng about Asian men not being cast often enough as leads, especially romantic leads.

"Asian men aren't sexy," said my one Korean coworker, married to a Korean man.

Sounded like some of the same self-hatred blacks ascribe to.

Not until I saw beautiful Tony Leung in The Lover did I realize the dearth of roles like that.

Once again, instead of violence coming to Kenneth Eng, I pray he uses this lesson in losing his writing job as a turning point.

Hate only begets hate.

Time to try love, Mr. Eng.

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Why I Hate Asians
by Kenneth Eng
Jan 12, 2007

It seems like an odd title for an article written by an Asian Supremacist, but there are very good reasons why I hate many of my own kind.

The first thing I hate about Asians in America is how so many of them want to suck up to whites. I have had fistfights and verbal altercations with many who discriminated against me and my people.

Sadly, however, the Asians who witness or hear about these battles often hate me for being "hypocritical," and tell me that "two wrongs don’t make a right."

Do these sycophants think it’s "cool" to mindlessly side with whites and blacks? Is it not enough that we have to fight against discrimination? Now we have to fight amongst ourselves as well?


The second thing I hate about Asians is how little pride most of them have. This may be the result of societal brainwashing, but whatever the cause, it must stop. I am repulsed when I see Asian guys speak with British accents in an attempt to sound sophisticated.

British people can’t be all that sophisticated if they don’t yet understand the concept of dental hygiene. I am also sickened when I hear Asian people imitate Negro slang in an endeavor to sound "ghetto."

Am I supposed to be impressed that such a person emulates the attitude of a supposed slum resident? More importantly, whatever happened to being yourself?

The third thing I hate about Asians is how apathetic many of them are in terms of honor these days. If I saw an Asian being stereotyped in a movie theater, I would immediately stand up and shout incessantly at the screen so that none of the white audience members could enjoy the film.


When I saw a white man yelling at an old Asian woman a few months ago, I walked up to him and hollered slurs right back in his Aryan face. But most other Asians, I am disappointed to say, would rather just chuckle at their own stereotypes on screen and ignore the problems of their brethren.

At the risk of sounding corny, whatever happened to the days of the samurai? When honor meant more than life? Whatever happened to the age of Sun Tzu when we used to kick ass?

Don’t get me wrong. I love the Asian race, but every race has its inferiors.

Proof That Whites Inherently Hate Us
by Kenneth Eng
Nov 24, 2006

White people hate us and will always hate us. Here is a simple list of evidence, going from the most obvious down to the least obvious:

How many American films feature Asian heroes who are not stereotyped?

If someone makes a negative comment about a black person, all of the whites get hopping mad. Make a negative comment about the Asian race and nobody cares.

Most Asians know that everywhere we go, white/black/Hispanic people hurl racist remarks at us. I have already received about 10 racist remarks in the past three months and I have only been out of my home a handful of times.

In 1982, Vincent Chin was killed by two white people, Michael Nitz and Ronald Ebens. Both murderers went free, as the judge claimed that they were not the type of people who deserved to be in prison.

Chai Vang righteously killed six white people after they approached him with guns first. Unlike the “men” who murdered Vincent Chin, brave Mr. Vang was sentenced to life.

Asian civil rights activities receive virtually no media attention. Yet Rosa Parks was pretty much honored as a hero just because she refused to give up her seat. This is curious because Vincent Chin died to defend his race. Why hasn’t he been given an award?

It is quite na├»ve to think that all of this can be explained by claiming that whites are not “enlightened” or that whites lack awareness of our issues. It is even more immature to think that things will get better if only we continue to protest peacefully through lame marches and letters to the producers of (insert any American TV show here).

Animals, through evolution, are intrinsically developed to detest organisms that are different; the obvious reason being that conformity to a certain level increases the chances of a species’ survival. Since humans are part of the animal kingdom, it should be no surprise that whites have evolved to hate Asians, who have a strikingly different appearance than them.

Furthermore, we do live in an age where “political correctness” and anti-racism are in vogue. Why then, are there virtually no Asian heroes in the media? This is solid proof that we are enemies in the eyes of the Aryans. If even in an epoch where equality is an important matter they still do not treat us as equals, then what hope is there that they will ever treat us equally?


More importantly, why should we care? We vastly outnumber them. When you have a disobedient child, you do not give him gifts to make him abide to your will. You show him the cane.

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The Strides of March

by Paula Neal Mooney

Why do we wait all year to make New Year's resolutions?

Since tomorrow begins a new month, it's a good time to think about what we want to accomplish in March.

Here are my "Strides of March" new month's resolutions:

1 - Buy my own dot com
It's time. Whether it's for this blog or a new site, a nice and memorable dot com domain will be mine this month of awakenings.

2 - Begin a niche blog
I said I wouldn't do it.

I loudly proclaimed:

"I'm the Blog Brand I Want!"

"I'm the niche!"



And I still am, but my subscribers and pageviews are growing slower than I'd like.

Plus, there's this missing niche stirring around in my soul that I know will be a hit.

As soon as I'm released to do it, I will see how the niche blog fares with subscribers and such.

3 - Learn WordPress
Ever since Mario Walker set me up with a PaulaMooney.net to play around with, I've played a little.

Now I'm ready to move on to another level.

In March I declare that I will set up my new niche blog on WordPress and learn all those nifty plug-ins that people blog about.

Plus, I want to see if it's a lie that WP blogs don't get good Google juice rankings (since Google owns Blogger) and whether or not there's an issue with advertising code on WP like I've been told.

4 - Finish putting microbraids in my hair
Summer is coming.

I must braid the last half of my hair with teeny-tiny microbraids so I can run on the beach with ocean-soaked locks like Bo Derek in 10.

5 - Gather up my writing income and donations...
...from 2006, and finally give the numbers to my hubby to plop into TurboTax.

Then sit back and wait for the fat refund to roll in.

Ah...I'm looking forward to March.

What are your March resolutions?

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Want Some Link Love?

March 14, 2007 Update:
No more free link love!

Please see my sidebar to order a review from this blog from this day forth. Thank you all for participating!


by Paula Neal Mooney

Link love is important.

I'm all about the link love.

Getting links from other blogs back to your blog gives your blog more authority.

Giving links to other blogs that don't have as much authority as your blog is also good will.

Here are a couple of ways to give and get link love:

1 - Review John Chow's blog.
John Chow is a cool and popular blogger who's not shy about giving and getting the link love.

He's got a blog review thing going that you might want to join, since he's ranked 259 on Technorati as of this writing.

John's gonna crack the Top 100 real soon, I predict.

Check out the details from John's latest post.

2 - Review Paula Mooney's blog.
Okay, so I'm not at John's rankings yet, but today -- thank you, Father in heaven -- my blog is ranked 3,041 on Technorati.

Just look at my backlinks sorted by blogs with the most authority giving me link love to see how they've helped my rankings.

Since I'm Daniel-san to John-Chow-the-blogging-master, I'm gonna bite off his idea.

And even though Paul called me a "link whore" in the best possible way yesterday, I'm not doing what the above image describes!

However, if you review my blog, email cpmooney@aol.com and include the URL of your blog post linking to my home page.

Then I'll include a link to your blog post in an upcoming post on my blog.

The Good, the Bad and...the Not-too-Ugly?
Feel free to pass along in your post what you like about my blog, what works for you.

But don't be shy to spell out what you don't like.

Honest criticism from my blogging buddies Bonnie, Rory and Keith Tipton inspired me to redesign my whole blog yesterday.

I had to stuff any knee-jerking defensiveness to realize they were so right, respectively, about:
  • My blog's crazily cluttered header *snort*
  • Not knowing what the name of my blog was!
  • Too many ads -- making the content hard to read

(Don't worry Martin, I'll put another pic in the header soon... and I see your link love is already kicking in for your blog on Technorati!)

And now, a warning...
Be warned, while this will probably improve your Technorati ranking, I don't know what it will do to your blog's Google Pagerank.

I'm trying like the dickens to get mine off of a Pagerank of 3.

Andy Beard says my low pagerank is from link leakage like my blogroll, which I'd temporarily killed then reinstated.

Maybe he's right.

Time will tell...

But I just can't stop giving and receiving this great link love!

What do you guys think about my blog's new look?

Either comment, or write it up in a post!

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Monday, February 26, 2007

I was called a nut then tagged...

by Paula Neal Mooney

KWiz called me a nut.

Then she tagged me for the "five reasons why I blog" meme game.

Not the "right wing nut-job" popular insult speak-of-the-moment as some are prone to copy mindlessly and hurl at me.

KWiz -- wife of Manchild -- meant "nut" in a good way when she found my blog.



Well, it's 2:26 a.m.

And as the Led Zeppelin-like lead singer in Almost Famous told Cameron Crowe's character as he sought to interview him:



"I'm in too truthful of a mood."


But here goes with the real reasons why I blog:


1 - So I won't cheat on my husband
Just check out my Cindy George piece to find out all the trouble a lonely housewife can get into when her hand is taken off the plow.

Like Bible Girl, I continually cast down wrong thoughts.

I used to think I should only meditate on Scripture during the times I succeeded in getting the wrong visions outta my brain.

Now I realize I can also think of ways to improve my blog too...



2 - 'Cause I turned down a $25/hour job
Yes, 25 bones per hour.

It was a one-year software quality testing position at Progressive, about an hour's drive away from home.

He didn't tell me till I said no, but my hubby had been praying I'd decline the job.

We coulda used the money to help pay our debt, but Chris and I both like me close to home to take care of our kids myself.

3 - To build a blogging career
And since I keep hemming and hawing when the corporate headhunters call, I'm focused on getting paid a full-time (and beyond) salary thru blogging.

I can see it just as clear as Shoemoney's check that I've doctored here to reflect what my Lord is in the process of doing for me.

I'm holding on to that hope and vision that my funny and caring God once again reminded the other day was mine.

Debt be gone!


4 - So I won't be lonely
Corporate gigs are cool -- especially the moola and friends -- but there's something calling me to write in a drafty sitting room with the bay-windowed ledge every day that fulfills my soul.

But this isn't the 1950s with moms right next door to share a martini with when the isolation threatens to usurp my soul, so I've turned to the next best thing.

Giving up being an insular blogger was the best resolution I ever made this year.

And it's really funny how fond I've become of people like Laura Spencer and such, some of whom I've never even seen a picture of...


5 - To stop people from running into a burning building.
D.L. Moody didn't just see people, he saw souls.

I felt this way one day when I was standing in a sunny park.

Not surrounded by average men and women and children that didn't matter. I saw more than that.

Maybe that's why I might come off too strong and crazy and Christian psycho-like sometimes.

I'm so misunderstood sometimes -- readers may think I'm trying to engage some huge political debate.

At the heart of it, at my core, it's really my feeling of love towards folks of all faiths.

I'm not trying to turn my Messiah into some battering ram shoved down throats.

In my mind's eye, I'm overlooking Ground Zero, envisioning people running into -- not away from -- the burning buildings.

And I want to stop them.

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Let's see...who hasn't been tagged already and/or doesn't hate blog memes like Bonnie?

I'll tag Martin, my new buddy Paul, Tara, Kimberly, Tisha and for good measure, Jill.

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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Bible Girl Julie Lyons on Bestiality, Homosexuality and Sinning Pastors

by Paula Neal Mooney


Never on a Sunday, a Sunday, a Sunday...

Perhaps never -- especially on the blessed Sabbath -- would folks expect to find the kind of nitty-gritty stuff that Bible Girl (nee: Julie Lyons, before she was married to her new nom de plume) exposes in her excellent Bible Girl: The Unfair Park Religion Column.

Julie "Bible Girl" Lyons is a Dallas Observer editor and blogger, growing increasingly popular beyond the free weekly alternative that's owned by the Village Voice.

I found Bible Girl thru the in-depth and also excellent Get Religion.

And I will never lose Bible Girl again.

Because Julie Lyons is the real deal.

She's a Christian that exposes her own wanton sin, and a quick peek thru her posts shows that Julie Lyons isn't afraid to tackle the stuff the Pharisee-set stays away from: sinning pastors, greedy ones, and frank discussions about lust.

Neither is Bible Girl afraid to say she's fed up with movies that display a 12-year-old girl getting raped nor give her thoughts on accounts of real-life bestiality.

I've yet to dig thru all of the Bible Girl's posts, but my favorite thus far is when Julie Lyons writes about her own struggles with homosexuality and her downright blatant powerful healing thru it -- stuff we need more bloggers to confess.

Guess I'm talking to myself there.

Julie Lyons has inspired me even more to stop fawning to the fake Christians who believe that Jesus' message was to get all dressed up in our Sunday finest then look down our noses at any behavior on our long list of offenses that we deem un-Christ-like.

They come off more like Dana Carvey's hilarious "Church Lady", driving more folks away from the cross than to it.

Now if someone would just forward me a pic of Julie Lyons -- I've just emailed the Bible Girl herself for one -- I'll plop my new favorite writer right here...

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Saturday, February 24, 2007

This is a tough one...

by Paula Neal Mooney

Sometimes I try to close my eyes to stuff like this that exists, but my friend Ilker Yoldas tagged me for an amazing meme to help children victimized by online porn.

I'd previously read about the child porn ring discussed in the articles that Ilker links to.

I stopped at the section in my local newspaper that said this international child porn ring had videotaped their victims being sexually abused and uploaded it to the net.

"Some of the children could be heard screaming," the article said, and that haunted me.

I cry now as I write this.

The only hope is in the wrongdoers repenting.

I won't call them disgusting and look down my nose as is so easy for us "good" Christians to do.

I'll relate the story of a ex-pedophile I saw on TV.

He said Jesus told him, "I died as a sex offender."

He corrected Jesus, saying, "No, you died for the sex offenders."

Jesus said, "No, as a sex offender."

The Lord explained to this man that when He hung on that cross, He took on all the sins of the world and exchanged all our filth for His righteousness.

Therefore, that's the only open letter I can give to the creators and purveyors of porn that either includes or is delivered to children:

Repent now. Deliverance is available. Soon the mighty hand of Jehovah Nissi will strike you down...

I'm tagging:
1. Jill Miller Zimon
2. Tara Pringle
3. Jose
4. Laura Spencer
5. Lisa
6. Jennifer
7. Bonnie Calhoun
8. Scott Nance
9. Kimberly
10. Not Fearing Change
11. KWiz
12. Jim Legington
13. Martin Lindsey
14. Peter Mooney
15. Pho
16. Ms Jayy
17. Tonya Mitchell Peele
18. Charlie
19. Richie
20. Bryan

Friday, February 23, 2007

Unbanned by Digg: Jesus Set the Captives Free...

by Paula Neal Mooney

Well, glory hallelujah!

The DiggNation has a soul.

Or, maybe they've fixed a banning glitch.

Or maybe the Digg head honchos were worried about their growing bad reputation that could be thwarting buyout hopes.

Whatever the reason, I found out today via John Chow's blog that he'd been unbanned by Digg.

I tried to Digg my "Is the Secret Anti-Christian" post and lo and behold, I found out they unbanned me, too.

Yay!

The good news is that more high-profile folks like Neil Patel are giving me that great link love 'cause they are posting about my original "I Was Banned from Digg.com" piece...

...leading them to my "All the DiggNation's Men" post as well.

Just reminds me of Joseph's brothers who threw him in a pit, only to have him rise to be a ruler over them later. But he didn't gloat, and neither am I.

"My brothers," Joseph said as they stood sheepishly before him, "do I stand in the place of God?"

Also reminds me of another great resurrection history lesson: When those evil people tried to bury Christ in the grave. That didn't quite hold my Lord, either...


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PayPerPost Reject Your Blog? Keep Trying, They're Paying More Now...

by Paula Neal Mooney


Back when I first heard of the PayPerPost blog ad network that pays approved bloggers money to post, I jumped all over it.

My blog already met the 90-day-old requirement, but I hadn't blogged that often. I hurriedly created more than 20 posts and submitted this blog for approval.

But I didn't read the fine print and got rejected.

"You skipped a whole month!" replied one of the PayPerPost checkers.

She was right.

I calmed down and kept my nose to the blogging grindstone, and before long, PayPerPost accepted this blog.

I've posted 7 perfectly-numbered posts for them (not including this one) thus far and they've accepted each one and paid me for all seven.

PayPerPost's New Payment Model Pays Bloggers More
And lately, PayPerPost has redesigned their payment model in a smart way.

Instead of lumping all bloggers in the same ilk and offering all of us the same payment, PayPerPost's clients are now paying attention to Google Pagerank, Alexa ratings and Technorati rankings to figure out what to offer whom.

Like the $125 payment for bloggers (with the high rankings pictured above) offered for posts about how much they've made. Some pay up to $1,000 for one post.

But you've gotta have great rankings...

And like other advertisers, some of PayPerPost's sponsors also don't want Blogspot, WordPress, MySpace or TypePad blogs, so this is more than enough encouragement for me to finally get my own dot com.

Not just for high-traffic bloggers...
...so don't let the high ranking requirements discourage you from PayPerPost.

(Just check out how to make a quick $7.50 by reviewing blog posts at the end of this post. Look for my upcoming blog post about their new Review My Post program.)

Also check out the new cool PayPerPost disclosure image tag, which all bloggers are now required to put at the end of their PayPerPost-sponsored posts.

They also have code that bloggers who have control of their HTML templates can post near their head tag for verification purposes.

So PayPerPost is coming along nicely. If you've been rejected or never given them a try, go forth and blog for them!



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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Is Million Dollar Avatar a Scam?

by Paula Neal Mooney

Today I was cruising TechCrunch's post about Explode! and in the comments section I saw a guy pitching something called the Million Dollar Avatar.

I headed on over to the Million Dollar Avatar, and was as happy as a pig in slop when they approved my quick application and my big face made it on the Million Dollar Avatar's front page.

After I joined the Million Dollar Avatar and started surfing the site, I found this in the Million Dollar Avatar's FAQs page:

How do I become a member?
Becoming a Million Dollar Avatar member is very easy. First, walk-thru the 2 step registration process to register your profile and pay the $10/yr membership fee....

Whoa!

Hold the phone Million Dollar Avatar maker!

Who said anything on the Million Dollar Avatar's terms and conditions about money?

(Not that I read those things anyway. But I did just select all and try to find a dollar sign -- no dice.)

Neither could I find out how to win a free membership as stated in the little star thingee on Million Dollar Avatar's first blog posting.

So I'm a little confused, but at least the Million Dollar Avatar guy says he's tithing 10% of the revenue to Lance Armstrong's Live Strong campaign to fight cancer.

Maybe this is a great thing...

Plus, I do have a ton more links and my Technorati ranking is 5,338 -- thank You, Yeshua! -- but I don't know if this is due to Million Dollar Avatar, Explode! or something else.

I still don't know when or how the Million Dollar Avatar plans to collect his 10 bucks.

What do you think?

Is the Million Dollar Avatar a scam or a genius akin to the Million Dollar Homepage?

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Explode Your Blog Traffic with Explode!

by Paula Neal Mooney


Don't fret, MyBlogLog pet, but there's a new social site in town called Explode!

TechCrunch led me to this new Explode! site that lets you enter your profile, upload your pic and enter your website that other Explode! users can visit.

Here are some cool things about Explode!...

  • Explode! allows you to enter a long lists of interest in your profile. They turn to blue links when someone else has entered that same interest, allowing you to visit the person who shares your interest.


  • Explode! even provides you with a tag cloud so you can see what interests are already out there.


  • Explode! let's you add friends by clicking the little plus icon, or "un-friend" them by clicking the minus icon.


  • If you've listed your blog's site in your Explode! profile, Explode! users who click on your picture or friend request emails will be led directly to your blog, not your Explode! profile page.


  • Explode! has a nice widget (though not as cool as MyBlogLog's widget, I must say) that I've placed at the bottom of my blog. It tracks site and page counts.


  • The commet wall in Explode! takes HTML and your comments rotate on the home page of Explode!


  • Explode! seems addictive.


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