Tag: South Africa

Zuma marries again: The bird, which flaps its wings too much, will drop its feathers

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Strange stuff by on January 6, 2010 0 Comments
Zuma marries again: The bird, which flaps its wings too much, will drop its feathers

The populist and controversial South African president Jacob Zuma married his third wife on Monday in a traditional Zulu ceremony. This is his fifth marriage. He has 19 children. Polygamy is legal in South Africa but also a controversial subject. As head of state, he didn’t show any sign of shame for setting a bad […]

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Obama Pardons Turkey: When you have a lot to do, start with a meal.

Filed in Current affairs by on November 26, 2009 0 Comments
Obama Pardons Turkey: When you have a lot to do, start with a meal.

At the White House, President Obama, accompanied by his daughters Malia and Sasha, pardoned a 45-pound turkey named “Courage”. After the state dinner in honor of India’s prime minister and then Thanksgiving, the president will not have time to digest. America and the rest of the world will be waiting for his decision on Tuesday […]

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No one drinks medicine on behalf of a sick person.

Filed in Current affairs, Politics, Religion by on November 24, 2009 0 Comments
No one drinks medicine on behalf of a sick person.

Rhode Island‘s top Roman Catholic leader has asked Rep. Patrick Kennedy to stop taking Communion over his support for abortion rights. It is true that the Catholic church is against abortion. But using a political figure to influence the debate on health care is hypocritical. There are so many issues that the Catholic church has […]

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What is bad luck for one man is good luck for another.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on November 21, 2009 0 Comments
What is bad luck for one man is good luck for another.

Thierry Henry, the famous French soccer player and one of the best players on the planet, is certainly the most hated player in Ireland after France (with the help of Henry’s hand) eliminated them from the upcoming World Cup in South Africa. As in any other sport, sometimes the referees just miss an important call. […]

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Even the maid has a family.

Filed in Current affairs by on November 19, 2009 0 Comments
Even the maid has a family.

Despite his heavy schedule while traveling in Asia, President Obama found time to meet his half-brother and his Chinese wife. The president has his own family and siblings despite being overloaded by politics and all the challenges that the US is facing. As the Zulu of South Africa say, “Even the maid has a family.”

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If you throw a handful of stones, one at least will hit.

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on June 15, 2009 1 Comment
If you throw a handful of stones, one at least will hit.

CIA director Leon Panetta says it’s almost as if former vice president Dick Cheney would like to see another attack on the United States to prove that he is right in criticizing the Obama administration for abandoning the harsh interrogation of terrorism suspects. It is not shocking news. Rush Limbaugh, a dear friend of Dick […]

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A house without children is a graveyard.

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on May 21, 2009 0 Comments
A house without children is a graveyard.

A recent Gallup poll showed where the GOP has lost the most ground over the past eight years. According to the survey, 9% of moderates and 8% of liberals left the party. Meanwhile, only 1% of those who describe themselves as conservatives have left the GOP over the last eight years. Definitely, the GOP has […]

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A thief is a thief, whether he steals a diamond or a cucumber.

Filed in Current affairs, Justice, Tragedy, US foreign policy by on May 15, 2009 0 Comments
A thief is a thief, whether he steals a diamond or a cucumber.

The video of a group of women called the Code Pink protesters calling Donald Rumsfeld a war criminal is one of the most spectacular events that I have see in a while. At least there are some American people with the guts to call Donald Rumsfeld what he is to his face. I wonder if […]

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Do not use words that are too big for your mouth.

Filed in Current affairs, Economy, Strange stuff, Tragedy by on May 1, 2009 0 Comments
Do not use words that are too big for your mouth.

When Vice-President Joe Biden speaks, he sometimes says things that he’s not supposed to say — even contradicting the White House. His comments suggesting that Americans should avoid air travel or confined spaces of any kind forced the White House to apologize. The swine flu is not good news for the Obama administration, sending a […]

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Where there is no shame, there is no honor.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on April 27, 2009 1 Comment
Where there is no shame, there is no honor.

The presidential election in South Africa is over. The ANC won. Jacob Zuma is going to be sworn in as 4th post-apartheid President of South Africa. Jacob Zuma is one of the most controversial political leaders of South Africa, accused of corruption, raping his friend’s daughter, and denying the existence of AIDS. Zuma is a […]

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