Thursday, October 9, 2008

Barack Your Baby: Obama accepting babies through mail

Barack Your Baby

Barack Your Baby: Barack Obama travels a lot, but many babies live in places he hasn’t been. That’s why he’s now accepting babies by mail. Send him your baby, and he’ll kiss it and send it back to you.

Most Australians would vote for ObamaFrom

Obama would win by landslide if world could vote United States only country where McCain won Obama leading in opinion polls since vote

IF Australians could vote for US president, Democrat Barack Obama would win by a landslide, according to a survey that was part of a global poll.

In fact if the whole world could vote, Obama would win by a landslide in all but one of the 17 countries polled by Reader's Digest magazine.

The odd one out was the United States where Republican John McCain was preferred by a narrow margin, the magazine said in an article posted on its website.

However, the surveys - with about 1000 participants in each country - were conducted from June 2 to July 7 and since then Senator Obama has been leading in opinion polls.

In Australia, 76 per cent of respondents said they would vote for Senator Obama, to Senator McCain's 10 per cent.

When asked if they were paying attention to the campaign, 85 per cent of Australians said they were, with 24 per cent of claiming a high level of interest.

But a resounding 71 per cent said they would not want to live in the United States.

Of the global picture, the magazine's polling director John Fredricks said: "It's Obama by a landslide - except in the country in which he's actually running for president".

"What is most striking is the margin of his support."

Senator Obama was preferred by more than 90 per cent in the Netherlands, by 85 per cent in Germany and by similar margins on all six continents, the magazine said.

Polling was conducted in Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, South Africa, Taiwan, and the United States.

An interactive reader survey by The Economist delivered another resounding victory for Senator Obama.

The Economist has created a "Global Electoral College" in which readers in all of the world's 195 countries can cast votes on its website.

Mirroring the US system, each country is allocated a number of votes in proportion to its population.

In the US electoral college, a candidate needs to win 270 of a total 538 votes to win the White House. US voters cast ballots to decide who wins their state's electoral college votes, rather than voting for president directly.

"With over 6.5 billion people (worldwide) enfranchised, the result is a much larger electoral college of 9,875 votes," the Economist said of its global version.

"But rally your countrymen - a nation must have at least 10 individual votes in order to have its electoral college votes counted," it said.

Voting at will conclude on November 1 at midnight London time.

So far, Senator Obama had tallied 8455 global votes and Senator McCain 16 - from Andorra, Georgia and Macedonia.


Sarah Palin banned at Madonna shows

Pop superstar Madonna has banned US Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin from attending any of the dates on her current Sticky and Sweet world tour.

"Sarah Palin can't come to my party. Sarah Palin can't come to my show. It's nothing personal," Madonna announced from the stage during a gig in Meadowlands, New Jersey, last Saturday.

Madonna is believed to be backing Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama in his campaign for the White House.

From The Star Online

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Joe Biden's son leaves for Iraq

Democratic vice presidential candidate and Delaware senator Joe Biden sent his son off to war Friday.

Joseph Biden III, 39, is a captain in the Delaware Army National Guard's 261st Signal Brigade. He is also the Delaware attorney general.

Biden said goodbye to his son and the rest of the national guard in a ceremony outside the state capitol.

"We take comfort in the knowledge that you are the best-trained, best-prepared group of citizen soldiers that our country to this day has ever sent into harm's way," Biden said.

Biden's unit leaves Sunday for Fort Bliss, Texas. There they will train for six weeks before heading to Iraq.

Love Child of Joe Biden and Sarah Palin

Avi Muchnick, while commenting on intense sexual chemistry between Joe "Six-Pack" Biden and Sarah "Nukeyoolar" Palin, went ahead and had a closer look at alleged love child of Joe Biden and Sarah Palin.

Have a laugh!

Love Child of Joe Biden and Sarah Palin

Love Child of Joe Biden and Sarah Palin

From Aviary