A Desi Has Your Money

07 Oct
Are you a homely girl?

I like homely girls

For all I know – or, for that matter, anyone else knows – Neel Kashkari is a very nice man who genuinely has an idea of what to do with $700 billion of US taxpayer money.

But it’s so much more fun to examine this anonymous commenter’s take:

This person and I have a mutual friend. We were at an event last year. A few of us sat outside that evening, to chat. My Significant Other and I joined him, his wife, and another couple. Oddly, they were at 2 tables, segregated by gender. The women talked weather. The guys talked politics.

What’s so “odd” about that? Hasn’t this person ever been to a desi party? She should be glad the women stuck to the weather instead of exchanging recipes and the men were young enough to stick to politics instead of their ailments.

Kashkari starts dogging Hillary Clinton. He said “I’d never vote for her because I don’t think women should be president.” Verbatim. My SO told me this, and I heard part of it, as I was sitting nearby. The other women were oblivious.

Well, he’s just lucky he lives in the United States then. Indians never voted for Pratibha Patil to be President and yet there she is on Raisina Hill. And of course the other women were oblivious. They were probably too busy dissing Hillary Clinton for acting like a man.

My SO defended women, but Kashkari wouldn’t have it. He insisted women should never be leaders. Kashkari’s own SO said earlier, that although she had a career, “I basically follow Neel around wherever he goes.” Verbatim.

She’s probably making sure he doesn’t cheat on her with some gori mem who wants to be President some day. That’s why she said women shouldn’t be leaders too – it’s a lot more satisfying to follow your husband around and personally make sure he’s where he said he would be at all times.

Kaskhari then said global warming doesnt’ exist. He said wind energy is stupid. And he would look up things on his Blackberry whenever my SO said something, to prove him wrong.

Tsk. He probably meant tilting at windmills is stupid. See, I’ll put it in a sentence: “Women who want to run for President are tilting at windmills.” Makes sense now, doesn’t it? And obviously he checked up on his Blackberry. What the hell else would you check things up on? Books at the library? Hello! Welcome to the 21st century.

Because he didn’t like non GOPs, he later went to our mutual friend and said my SO had talked about being abducted by aliens. Yes, Neel Kashkari said this, in an attempt to attack someone he disagreed with.

Well, yeah. That’s how you win an argument. You basically make shit up about other people. You didn’t know this? The correct response would have been to tell your friend that your SO only said that to make him feel better about getting anally probed aboard the Starship Enterprise.

Silly billy.

[via Gawker]


Posted by on October 7, 2008 in Life, News, Newsmakers


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12 responses to “A Desi Has Your Money

  1. Chevalier

    October 7, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    I think this person is just making the comments up. Especially the last one about the aliens.

    How would someone who believe that the earth was created 5000 years ago believe that aliens even exist?

  2. Chevalier

    October 7, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    On a serious note, he’s ex-NASA – not likely to be the type to dismiss global warming or wind energy etc.

    And no GOP-er is saying after September 2008 that women shouldn’t lead. That’s the best thing Sarah Palin’s pick has done – it’s forced the GOP to face its chavunism and to turn more feminist, just as Hillary Clinton’s candidacy forced the Dems to face up to their misogyny and sexism.

  3. memsaab

    October 7, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Ha! Speaking as a gori mem, I wouldn’t go near him with a ten-foot pole.

    Give me back my money!!! Seriously, I am beginning to think about not paying taxes any more.

  4. pitu

    October 7, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    His eyes are creeping me out *gulps* :-p He looks like a C grade villain in an 80s movie- hashish aaj raat dock pe pahunch jayega mwahahaa

  5. DewdropDream

    October 7, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    LOL @ Pitu’s comment.

    He does look rather creepy… can’t remember who’s blog I saw this on… but the blogger was saying Abbas Tyrewala looked like Voldemort and someone else too… personally I think this guy looks more Voldemort 😛

  6. complicateur

    October 7, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    I’m sorry “I like homely girls” has to be pantheonized. Totally R(ing)OTFLing. How quickly would you hit reply to profile if you saw that picture up on Bharat matrimony?

    And umm didn’t the Indians vote for a Mrs. Gandhi… twice?

  7. Broom

    October 7, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Do you think it’s a mere co-incidence that his name sounds like Cash and Carry?

  8. sachitta

    October 7, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    So, I once bumped into Neel Kashkari, near the place where cows are worshipped he felt strongly about cows, and recommended the closure of all macdonalds…

    See anybody can bullshit. I don’t know what is the truth, but i do know it doesn’t make sense to link up all such inane non-trustworthy comments,

    One of the follow-up comment is,
    “KashKari – sounds like a name from a male centric world”
    Only cows can save these world!

  9. narendra shenoy

    October 7, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    LOL at pitu’s keen sense of observation. Dragon eyes. He’d make a wonderful scarecrow.

  10. Amey

    October 8, 2008 at 9:05 am

    Come on, not all desi parties are like that. I have been to some in States’ Bangalore, and majority are co-ed.

    That said, couldn’t you have picked a better picture of him? We don’t need any more economy-related horror shows.

  11. rads

    October 8, 2008 at 10:02 am

    He looks like Amrish Puri’s sidekick from that movie Mr. India. 🙂

  12. Amrita

    October 10, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Chevalier – lol! Yeah, I don’t think he’s quite the cave man he’s being portrayed as.

    Memsaab – the Palins would give you company!

    Pitu – he’s more “mere paas aao raani!: 😀

    DDD – awwww, poor AT!

    Complicateur – he’s Amreekan born and bred, so he gets a pass I guess? I LOVE “homely”. it’s my fave Inglish word. More than even prepone.

    Broom – knowing the Bush admin, they probably only chose him because his name made Bush laugh “Cash and Carry. Heh heh heh.”

    Sachita – the person who wrote that male centric comment was clearly having a cow! 😀

    Naren – ah, so that’s Bush’s grand plan! Cash and Carry will scare off the recession.

    Amey – how come you’ve never invited me to these parties, hein? That IS the only pic of him available. It seems to be a requirement at the Treasury dept that you stare goggle eyed at the camera.

    Rads – I don’t remember who you mean but i’m sure his name was Goga or something similar 😀

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