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January 20, 2009

January 19, 2009

Obama inauguration concert on the mall

Aggregated from: JOTMAN

Washington DC today reminded me of the streets of Bangkok during the first days of the coup in 2006. The streets were closed to traffic. Humvees had been parked at every intersection manned by GIs.The first two photos capture the US military presence in the capital.1. Soldiers gather in near the ...

Funny how things work out

Aggregated from: England for Obama

If I hadn’t spotted that I’d left my iPod on my tube train seat, I wouldn’t have jumped back on the train just before the doors shut, and had to stay on until the next stop; and then got back on the line going back to my original stop. If I hadn’t been delayed by those 10 min...

Photos thus far

Aggregated from: England for Obama

Click on the photo below for shots I’ve taken since arriving Washington. The weather/light wasn’t great today - very grey and overcast - which never makes for very good pictures (at least on a little 800 ISO Ixus), but still. There are ones from the inaugural concert - I watched it from ...

January 13, 2009

JLo and Skeletor: Vile “Aprovechadores”?

Aggregated from: VivirLatino

That's what gossip blogger Perez Hilton is reporting is on the tongues of Latino democrats: that JLo and old Skelly-Skell are all about getting some spotlight at Obama's inaugural ball when they never supported the Illinois senator in the first place: Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez are scheduled to...

January 8, 2009

All the presidents men

Aggregated from: England for Obama

This is quite something: And here they are walking and talking and such. Well, talking, at least: .msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-top: 5px; background: transparent; text-align: center; width: 425px;} .msnbcLinks a {text-decoration:none !im...

Beyond cute

Aggregated from: England for Obama

The six-year-old son of the new Alaskan Senator, Mark Begich, screamed “Obama!” when he saw him in Washington on Monday (when all the new Senators were sworn in). And Obama, of course, responded to his call: ...

December 19, 2008

December 14, 2008

Obama Cartoons in arabic newspapers

Aggregated from: Rantings of a Sandmonkey » American politics

Ta3beer has a collection of Obama cartoons from arabic newspapers. Some of them are negative:   Some are appallingly racist    and some are positive and self-critical at the same time:   American Obama –His father is an African migrant who abandoned him in his childhood. ...