Emil Amok Archive

  • Jeremy Lin

    Amok again: Have a “Lin-sane” Street Fair!

    What, another year? Another heritage month? Why not let your friendly longtime amok columnist slice and dice things up for you nicely? This year we replaced poor Asian American YouTube hater, Alexandra Wallace, the blonde buxom bully of Asian Americans in the library, with basketball […]

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  • Alexandra Wallace

    Amok: This year, Alexandra Wallace for Street Fair Queen

    by Emil Guillermo In the nearly 15 years of writing my “Amok” column in that historic ethnic media publication known as AsianWeek, I can’t recall ever seeing a force unite such a group as disparate as Asian Americans so totally. And just in time for […]

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  • Rod McLeod’s Political Experiment: Can you win without money?

    Rod McLeod’s Political Experiment: Can you win without money?

    San Francisco lawyer shows how to be above it all—spend practically nothing. By Emil Guillermo Rod McLeod–an accomplished trial lawyer and partner at one of the world’s biggest firms–is running on Tuesday for a Superior Court judgeship in the City and County of San Francisco. […]

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  • On Asian American Pacific-Islander Heritage Month, and other matters

    On Asian American Pacific-Islander Heritage Month, and other matters

    Funny how immigration has become the issue gripping all of us “professional ethnicists” during this Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. How’s this for a replication of the Nueva Arizona experience? When someone asks me for my papers I’m all ready with a standard reply: […]

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  • No Redemption for Bill Richardson

    No Redemption for Bill Richardson

    Don’t forget him: Wen Ho Lee is 2008’s person of the year I know, Lee made news back in 1999. But people forget, and they need to remember. That’s especially true now that Lee’s main tormentor, Bill Richardson — the former energy secretary under Clinton […]

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  • Christmas Dog

    Christmas Dog

    No, I didn’t eat one for Christmas dinner. But this year, it was a dog sitting on my lap who gave me my first real sense of Christmas. It was a quiet moment when a simple living being just looked up at me, and all […]

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  • Stocking Stuffer

    Stocking Stuffer

    Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse… With the Federal Reserve cutting bank lending rates to near zero, and “safe” T-bills yielding near zero returns for consumers, let me be the first to welcome you to the new Zero World. It even comes […]

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  • In an Administration of Firsts, APA Firsts

    In an Administration of Firsts, APA Firsts

    But will the IL scandal and Candidate ‘5’ put a snag in the appointment of the first APA woman to the Senate? You may be smirking about this week’s political scandal involving Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (that’s Bla-GOYA-vitch for all you phonetically inclined).

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  • A Slap in Our Face: We can’t forget what Richardson did to Wen Ho Lee

    A Slap in Our Face: We can’t forget what Richardson did to Wen Ho Lee

    Also Read: Commerce Secretary Appointment Draws Ire From Asian Americans Wen Ho Lee is as close as it gets in contemporary Asian Pacific American history to a mythic victim of racism in our nation.

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  • Of Hot Turkey Sex, Bush and Obama

    Of Hot Turkey Sex, Bush and Obama

    Is change coming to your Thanksgiving table and to the White House? All this talk about change these days. This year, is there going to be a change at your Thanksgiving meal?

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