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Jihadi Leaders Call Obama Win A Victory

Posted by Joanne On November - 9 - 2008

From The New York Times:

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The leader of a jihadi group in Iraq argued Friday that the election of Barack Obama as president represented a victory for radical Islamic groups that had battled American forces since the invasion of Iraq.

The audio statement came amid a very public discussion in the Middle East over what Mr. Obama’s election meant for the future — and what it said about the past. Most of the public reaction, in newspapers and on television and radio stations, was euphoric, with many commentators marveling at the election of a black man whose father was from a Muslim family. There was a general assessment that Mr. Obama’s election was a repudiation of the course taken by President Bush and his inner circle over the past eight years.

“It would be no exaggeration to say that we Arabs and Muslims were the main unseen voters who decided the outcome of these elections,” wrote Abdelbari Atwan in Wednesday’s issue of the London-based pan-Arab daily newspaper Al Quds Al Arabi.

Read the rest at the above link.

Obama Workers Angry Over Not Getting Paid

Posted by Joanne On November - 6 - 2008

According to WTHR TV in Indianapolis:

Several hundred people are still waiting to get their pay for last-minute campaigning. Police were called to the Obama campaign office on North Meridian Street downtown to control the crowd.

The line was long and the crowd was angry at times.

“I want my money today! It’s my money. I want it right now!” yelled one former campaign worker.

“It should have been $480. It’s $230,” said Imani Sankofa.

“They gave us $10 an hour. So we added it. I added up all the hours so it was supposed to be at least $120. All I get is $90,” said Charles Martin.

“I worked nine hours a day for 4 days and got paid half of what I should have earned,” said Randall Waldon.

“They say that they gonna call you or they going to mail it to you, but I don’t know. We’ll see what happens,” said Antron Grose.

“Talking about they’ll mail it to us. I ain’t worried about that, man. They’re not going to mail nothin’,” said Martin.

Breaking News: Obama Fans Have No Life Now!

Posted by Joanne On November - 5 - 2008

Mixed Feelings On Obama’s Win

Posted by Joanne On November - 5 - 2008

I have biracial children (black/white like Obama) and although we, as a family, supported McCain, as a mother I have to move my children past their disappointment so they don’t get stuck there. This morning we talked about how we now have a multiracial president, for the first time and although we don’t agree with him, we can be proud of that one fact, alone and by itself.

My personal feelings are that I think Obama will take this country in a very dangerous direction, especially with Pelosi, Reid and the Democratic control of the Congress and I feel that we, as American’s will pay the price. I don’t trust him to have America’s best interest over his own. The media did a great job at pushing him through and covering for him and it’s going to be interesting to see how they’ll handle the next four years.

For me personally, I’ll spend the next four years speaking out against him when each opportunity arises and I will continue to blog here when I smell corruption coming from his administration, as it has from his campaign.

As Americans, we don’t have to agree, with each other, or with our President. We don’t all have to come together order to move forward as a country. This country works better when there are opposing points of view. I just hope Obama doesn’t attempt to silence that.

And in 1,460 days we can vote him out of office. Let the count down begin! 🙂