Tag: Senegal

Republicans shouldn’t be overconfident: Do not laugh at the fallen; you may find slippery roads ahead

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on August 19, 2010 0 Comments
Republicans shouldn’t be overconfident: Do not laugh at the fallen; you may find slippery roads ahead

The Republican party is feeling good lately. The president’s approval ratings are down, unemployment did not fall as expected by the Democrats, and then the president made his comments about the construction of an Islamic center in New York. Political strategists are predicting a big loss for the Democrats in mid-term elections, which is sending […]

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Levi Johnston as mayor? A butterfly thinks itself a bird because it can fly

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on August 12, 2010 0 Comments
Levi Johnston as mayor? A butterfly thinks itself a bird because it can fly

It is hard not to laugh about Levi Johnston. He is thinking about running for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska — the same post that his ex-fiancee’s mother Sarah “Baracuda” Palin held before becoming Governor. Everyone has a right to dream. But a bad dream can be a nightmare. America has created Levi Johnston, and now […]

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Naomi Campbell to Testify at Charles Taylor Trial: The witness of a rat is another rat.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on July 12, 2010 0 Comments
Naomi Campbell to Testify at Charles Taylor Trial: The witness of a rat is another rat.

The controversial Naomi Campbell, the super model, was called to testify at Charles Taylor‘s U.N. trial at the Hague regarding reports that she received diamonds from the former war lord and president of Liberia. Charles Taylor will certainly be remembered as a brutal and evil person whose greed for diamonds has fueled the civil war with neighboring Sierra […]

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Obama and Medvedev Eat American-style: A guest sees more in an hour than a host in a year.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on June 26, 2010 0 Comments
Obama and Medvedev Eat American-style: A guest sees more in an hour than a host in a year.

President Medvedev of Russia and his host President Obama made an unannounced stop at a local popular restaurant in Arlington, Virginia. Asked what he thought about their lunch, President Medvedev said, “It’s not quite healthy, but it’s very tasty and you can feel the spirit of America.” I am sure that many Americans did not want […]

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Pakistanis Pose as Indians: A snake and millipede can both crawl on their bellies but this doesn’t make them brothers.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on May 11, 2010 0 Comments
Pakistanis Pose as Indians: A snake and millipede can both crawl on their bellies but this doesn’t make them brothers.

Since the latest terror bomb attempt in Times Square, the Pakistanis are posing more and more as Indians to avoid discrimination. It is known that Indians and Pakistanis share a history but also are “visceral enemies.” Pakistanis who are job seekers and live in the United States are feeling it in the job market. Even […]

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Michael Steele vs. GOP: Troubles are like babies; the more they are nursed, the better they grow.

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on January 13, 2010 0 Comments
Michael Steele vs. GOP: Troubles are like babies; the more they are nursed, the better they grow.

Being Black and Republican is culturally bizarre. Being Black and chairman of the Republican National Committee is even more bizarre. For someone who observes American politics, Michael Steele‘s election as chairman of the Republican Party was more an answer to the Democrats that they can “have their Obama” and that the GOP is now a […]

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It is better to travel alone than with a bad companion.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on November 2, 2009 0 Comments
It is better to travel alone than with a bad companion.

Very few political leaders have the sense to avoid chaos. Many do politics as a way to be rich and powerful, others to serve their people. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, former Afghan foreign minister, withdrew from the November 7 presidential run-off. It is a great move for two reasons: to avoid another painful division in his […]

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An intelligent enemy is worth more than a stupid friend.

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on September 6, 2009 0 Comments
An intelligent enemy is worth more than a stupid friend.

Honestly, American conservatives are going insane! Since America has elected the first man of color, every initiative coming from the White House is subject of controversy. The election of Barack Obama was a miracle for those like me who did not believe that America had reached a level of accepting a non-white man leading the […]

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It is better to be loved than feared.

Filed in Current affairs, GOP, Politics by on May 4, 2009 0 Comments
It is better to be loved than feared.

The Republican party has started the National Council for America, a series of town hall meetings across the US. This initiative shows clearly how serious things are for the GOP. Their goal is to reshape the image of their party: to listen to their base and change the direction of their party. The GOP is […]

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Wearing a beard doesn’t make someone an Ayatollah

Filed in Current affairs, Religion by on January 3, 2009 0 Comments
Wearing a beard doesn’t make someone an Ayatollah

AirTran Airways has issued a public apology and provided free return airfare to nine Muslim passengers who were forced off an AirTran flight to Orlando at Reagan National Airport Thursday after two other passengers overheard what they construed as threatening remarks. Racial profiling is wrong. But, people got on and made comments they shouldn’t have […]

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