Saipan Blogosphere (and
other such) Last updated:
October 28, 2008 My blogs
Blog of lil_hammerhead. Lively . . . distinctive point of view .
. . lil'iterate .
. . energetic . . . creative . . . concerned. Besides,
lil_hammerhead links to my blog, how could I leave this one out?!
Self-Description: Hafa Adai, Welcome to
the Adventures of Chamaole, founder of the
CNMI Jedi Party and the leading voice for the people of the CNMI that
live in his apartment! Living and working in Saipan, CNMI since April
2006. Brokeback video
Lively and interesting blog on island life and issues written by a trio
of writers, identity unknown, noma
de blog, Geek Goddess, The Reveler, and Weird Elle.
Life's a Beach!
(Hey, that used to be the slogan of my old bar and restaurant, The Beach Pub. If you know
Saipan, you know the place. Used to be California Beach Inn, then went
through a few unnotable iterations before my partners and I had it,
then it became Rudolpho's.
Now you know it as Oleai Beach
-- went through a few changes along the way. Rudolpho's bought us
out, and when they moved to the Capitol Hill intersection took our
polished ironwood trunk bar stools with them. No idea what
happened to those.) Anyway, Tamara's blog is great!
Excellent blog of Micronesian Legal Services Corporation Executive
Director Jane Mack.
Representative-elect Tina Sablan's forum (i.e. her website established
well before the election). Thank you, Tina, for your vision and
leadership, for empowering people, liberating voices, and helping bring
all the people of Saipan together.
Website of the public fora initiated by Tina Sablan and her "Commonwealth
Billed as, "The hastily written random musings of a debatably regular
Jeff Turbitt's excellent (although sometimes offensive or annoying)
blog. Jeff says
(5th comment) this description is a bit lame, so I guess
I had better liven it up a little. Supplemental description starts here:
Reviled by lil_hammerhead
and pragmatic plato;
odd relationship with bradinthesand,
whom he repeatedly links with NAMBLA (see here
fraternal relationship with Angelo
spiced with sometimes
rivalry over who's sexiest; author of "never even a little bit
offensive or in bad taste" New Rules regular feature;
observations and analysis of local issues meriting a B+; high school
creative writing teacher tries to keep his muse sharp; agrees
everyone's annoying sometimes; and even offers links
to naked young Japanese women engaged in group sex. (How's
Brad Ruszala, executioner of Weathermen. Brad's Weatherman
posts are here
Dr. David Korram
Micronesian Legal Services Corporation blog
Anti-DC Democrats, Anti-Federalization Rant -- Website with ridiculous "be
scared at home," keep U.S. resources there, forget CNMI, meddling will
create turmoil and uncertainty for this poor, fragile place utterly
dependent upon "U.S./foreign investment and tourism" automated
(just-fill-out-your-data-and-punch-send) letter to U.S.
Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Parade of horribles: "Federalization" of the CNMI's immigration
will make the U.S. mainland vulnerable to "illegal aliens, drug
smugglers, and terrorists." Besides, the "indigenous US citizens"
are against it. Ahh! I see, only haoles are in favor of
federalization. Funny how that isn't what I hear from all the
brown-skinned people I meet and talk with on the streets and in the
shops and offices of Saipan.
Angelo Villagomez (Saipan Blogger)'s special friend. Viral
blogging . . . connectedness . . .
Bruce Bateman's sour grapes (and that's being charitable!)
Melissa Simms's "Rants, Raves, and Randomness from a Lawyer in Paradise"
Randy Steele (Triple J Motors)
gross . . .
Figure this out . . . . Oh,
there's more -- this one's entitled "Against Fixing Our Labor
System" and is vividly confused, xenophobic, and . . . . (need it
Turtle picture is fabulous but cannot make up for the profound policy
misjudgments and various misdirections here at the home blog of former
Representative (and chief responsible party for Public Law 15-108)
Cinta Kaipat, whose appointment by her uncle, Governor Benigno "They
Are All Illegals" Fitial, to be Deputy Secretary of the Department
of Labor is a crystalline testament to the unstated agenda and
underlying attitude of the present administration toward foreign
national workers: use 'em, abuse 'em, dispose of 'em, or more
cerebrally: restrain them; process them (mechanically, with maximum
efficiency); move them out -- fungible commodities, dispossessed third
worlders who should be gratfefully for having been allowed to be here
at all, whose humanity, dignity, contributions to the community,
families, personal situation are all deemed irrelevancies -- to be
disregarded by applications some crude truncated and parocial (even
mean-spirited) legal rules, the bastard children of myopic
preconceptions lacking any meaningful empirical basis.
"Refaluwasch" (The writer is a former CNMI legislative employee.)