October 15, 2008

Stories from October 15, 2008

Obama: Made in Brazil

None of the six "Obamas" running for office in Brazil - despite trying hard to capitalize on the American candidate's popular appeal and the wave of Obamania that has taken the country aback - succeeded in getting elected in the recent October 05 municipal elections.

Today’s Faves: Canadian Confession, Baby Sarah and UK student visits the U.S.

In today's round up, we learn about a Canadian who confesses to know more about the US election than that of her own country, a new Tennessee father going out of his way to show support to the McCain-Palin ticket and a UK student who spent time volunteering in the Obama campaign.

Mickey Mouse Must Die..or Maybe Not

Mickey Mouse must die, declared a Saudi cleric in a television interview. Or perhaps that is not exactly what he said. Regardless, the interview found its way to television screens and newspaper headlines around the world and bloggers are at loggerheads with the issue. Did the cleric literally mean that Mickey Mouse must die or was it just another ploy to sensationalise and poke fun of anything an Arab and a Muslim utters?

Babbling Doll Offensive to American Parents

If you think that the incomprehensible sounds babies make mean nothing, think again. Keeping up with the times, the blogopshere is abuzz over Fisher-Price’s Baby Cuddle and Coo doll, which allegedly proclaims: "Islam is the light." Parents in the US are outraged and some shops have even pulled the 'offensive' doll off the shelves.

Today's Faves: A Palin Shoe Fetish, Optimistic Times, and “The Scary Arabs”

Voices without Votes continuously aggregates interesting links about the election from world bloggers. Our authors take turns picking their top 3 personal favorites every weekday. Today, Jillian York takes a look at a Jordanian blogger vehemently defending Arabs, a Filipina who loves Obama, and a Moroccan who doesn't get what all the love of Sarah Palin's shoes is about.