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Passage of a Leader – Yasir Arafat

It was sad to see a great leader pass away who was the sore pin in the Jewish lobby for ages. The Jewish lobby has been pushing for his removal for a long time and attribute this reason as the reason for the roadblock in the so called “Roadmap for Peace”. I now wonder if the Palestinian cause under a differnet compromising leadership will suffer after the demise of this great leader who fought to the bone for this noble cause. May his sole rest in peace


Back to Pakistan

After my stay at UPENN for a period of 6 weeks I am back to my motherland – you might see a change in the blogs as now it is more of a reflection on the world around me from Pakistan instead of when I was in the US. Talk to you later


Bush off to the woods

What a ruler to set by example, the day after he won the elections, he announced he needs to take a break. So fellow americans your President is off to Camp David for a week of much needed rest and also to repeat exactly what he did four years ago. Shows how concerned he is about change, this guy needs brains having the lowest IQ, his Yale trascripts never found and his last four years were spent lazing around.

The movie Farenheit 9/11 said that he was off work for 60% of his first year in office, are we about to see a repeat. We shall wait and see.


The world has chosen – Four More Wars?

The entire world was so engrossed in the US elections that it appears that it was too choose the President of the World, in a way yes, the power weilded by the White House affects many countries that destiny lies at the its mercy.

This time around it was not the Florida chads but almost turned into the “Ohio Provisionals” had it not been for the fact that Bush had a lead of 130,000 votes and for Kerry to nab 90% of the 150,000 or so provisional ballots was very unlikely and once Kerry was sure it was well beyond the 8000 lawyers hired by the Democrats to watch over the elections he finally conceeded the next day by a courteous five minute call.

As per my late swing towards Bush, my heart still refused to accept Bush, who am I to argue as the poeple have spoken and so with a sore heart I wish Bush all the best and hope he awakens from his slumber and does indeed make a difference in the world mind you I hope this time for the better. With the House and the Senate safely tucked in his back pocket it is now upto President Bush to either have Four More Years or walk into Four More Wars ?


Why is it important for Bush to win

I have been a staunch supporter for Kerry throughout the pre-election campaign and still hate Bush to the guts, but right at the last day, I might have a change in my overall decision. Why? You might ask, I feel that in the past 4 years the US has lost its credibility in the entire world and that I feel is important for an actual downfall of the US (Bully of the world). Let’s analyze each scenario and weigh the advantages of each

If in case Kerry wins then he promises to do an about-turn of the international policy and try his best to join hands with the disgruntled nations and improve the US ties with each of them, this in effect will undo what Bush has done, bear in mind that he does not plan to stop the army in Iraq and he will remain on a war footing for sometime to root out the Anti-US terrorist aspect.

If in case Bush wins then we see him continuing the same course of action, he will not pull out the forces from Iraq and the US will sadly continue to loose men on a day-to-day basis. Unfortunatley with the present attitude Bush will not be able to mend the relationships with the disgruntled nations and US will remain at daggerhead with all.

The Islamic world will remain under constant pressure, too root out terrorist activity, soon I predict attention will revert to issue of nuclear arsenal, and Iran followed by Pakistan will come in the spotlight. This scenario happens in both republican or a democratic leadership. So we Pakistani’s in actual affect do not gain to benfit in either way but looking at the overall picture I would rather have Bush at the helm of affairs to continune is his slumber and destroy the failing US economy and also the reputation of the United States of America.

Keep your fingers crossed, its midnight of the election with polls opening in 7 hours


Prediction: Kerry Wins

Of all analysts trying to predict the ultimate winner in the US elections let me also put “my two cents worth”.

My prediction John Kerry as the next President of the United Stares of America. Slate.com has him leading by 10 electoral votes as of 31st October leading by 277-267 so let see how the future holds. It sure would be nice change, Muslims are united for Kerry


O’Reilly Not Innocent

Bill O’Reilly settles out of court with is producer/accuser for an undisclosed sum, rumors have it estimated to be more the $50 Million, “shoot he got off cheap” – I would have loved to milk that sucker for more.

An out of court settlement is basically an admission of guilt

BILL O’REILLY GUILTY – he now wants to put this case begind it, but ofcourse we shall never forget – its like sweet revenge but would appreciate more juicy gossip


Ashlee Simpson – Caught Lip Sync’ing

For those who don’t know Ashlee Simpson – she is a singer who was performing live at Saturday Night Live – in her second stint to sing on stage a song started and the band played its tunes, BUT the vocals to the first song were heard, while Simpson held her microphone at her side. Flustered, she improvised a few dance steps before bolting from the stage. NBC quickly cut to a commercial.

Caught red handed trying to LIPSYNC – a crime, all do it but she got caught and when you get caught it’s a bug SIN

Perfectly fits into the Southwest airlines commercial – Wanna Get Away – Ashlee sure wish she was in the Bahamas instead of on he SNL stage.


“Journalism by Remote Control”

Journailst based in Iraq are unable to move about physically and they feel enclosed in a prison hence to compensate for their loss of mobility, most reporters have increasingly turned to their trusted Iraqi staffersâ€translators, drivers, fixersâ€to collect first-hand information from news scenes and conduct interviews with Iraqis.

Imagine how scared shit the American Army is out there -pissing in their pants – as see it


O’Reilly stuck after all


(Image taken from Slate.com produced by Darryl Cagle)

Bill O’Reilly (FOX- O’Reilly Factor) finally gets in a jam, from which it wont be too easy to walk away from, an argument to which he can’t interjet between the sentences, over-talk the opposing comment, or shut the phone down upon.

Never liked his guts – I hope Bill serves some time still it might be difficult to get even with his arrogant reporting style. Enjoy some deep conversations with Martha Stewart.


Kerry slammed for pointing out Lesbian Mary Cheney

Kerry is loosing ground in the polls and is trailing bush 48-46 and experts say it is due to his comments on Mary Cheney being a lesbian. The reference to Mary actually weakens Bush’s stance on being anti-gay and for Kerry to use this reference in the debate, people say was an underhanded punch.

My opinion is who the hell cares – Cheney in the past has referred publicly accepting that Mary (his daughter) is unique and even when John Edwards had mentioned Mary in the much nastier vice presidential debate, Cheney had thanked him “for the kind words he said about my family and our daughter.”

For us Pakistanis – we wonder what’s the issue? Gay or Lesbian – please talk about something worthwhile


Michael Moore on Jay Leno

Well tonight Michael Moore made an appearance on the Jay Leno show. Dressed in the same shabby pants, t-shirt and baseball cap he again rattled the Bush and probably have the Republican supporters yelling at the TV screen. I believe his new book is a must read where he documents all his evidence in more detail.

He complained that Pay-per view and FCC cancelled his 1-day before election show (ofcourse against Bush) probably due to pressure form the administration and in exchange the pay-per view agency is set to telecast an Anti-Kerry show in exchange – Interesting I would rather had seen Michael Moore break Bush from Limb to Limb


Kerry does a SLAM DUNK

Kerry rolled Bush into a joint and smoked him away in the last presidential. Economy is Bush’s weakest link but still Kerry rolled him over – on the overall effect I think Kerry won

Lets hope it translates into a victory in November – Keep your fingers crossed


Intent to produce WMD

This is the most hilarious comment from Bush trying to justify that Saddam had intentions to produce WMD and hence supporting his intention to go to war. Well with intentions like these the world would be a messed up place, I give you an example, what if i wanted to kill that teacher who has made my life a living hell, would I be sent to jail for just having that thought. Now apply the same analogy to Saddam. Saddam did not have the means to make the WMD but he surely wished he had some, this is a free world he can wish all I want, too bad for Saddam he wished to the wrong person – Bush’s, both Senior and Junior.

Bush can’t justify his going to war on just the presumption that Saddam might have WMD’s. We all know there was Oil to go after and that too was mentioned in the 1st Presidential debate where Kerry said that the first things that were controlled were all the oil wells and there was no other plan for the rest of the war – how selfish can the Americans get.


Kerry catching up

Well observing the Election Scorecard found on Slate.com its actually a better picture then viewing the millions of polls conducted USA-wide, they usually have a twist but what Slate does is combine all those polls and comes out with an average, they look at how each state is changing and can you guess what the latest predictions are? Kerry is close behind Bush with only 18 Electoral votes difference between them – thats a considerable gain since my last post where he was trailing by more then a 100.

My preception is that the media played up with the NO-WMD in Iraq issue well – its damaged Bush’s credibilty to a greater extent. The second presidential debate is on tommorrow I expect that to be a thriller with Bush recovering from the 1st debate by being a little bit more mature and not just acting like a sissy and repeating that – “Kerry also signed the consent to go to war” my dear ‘ol fellow Bush you presented the wrong facts to the nation and now blame it on the Congress for pushing you into the war it was your desciosn to twist the facts.

My fingers are crossed its Kerry’s turn to shine and I wish he plays to destory Bush’s crediblity even furthermore by hitting on Bush’s tax breaks and other internal issues (which this debate is primarily about)

To me Bush and Kerry are the same for the Muslim world but i just simply hate Bush’s gutts for what he did in Iraq and Afghanistan.

CYA tommorrow after the debate.


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