* Barack Obama and his advisers are apparently considering bringing Hillary Clinton into the VP seat and sending Biden off to some far away country some place really far away.
* Well, at least one million people are planning on voting for Obama again, probably.
* Rush Limbaugh has taken a much-deserved respite from his normal life of evil to throw his support behind a fundamentalist murderous rapist terror group. So nice to see him branching out.
* Evangelical pastors don't seem to want to endorse Michele Bachmann because she's a woman, and also she makes them wait sometimes. (But mostly because she's a woman.)
Tags: Africa, Barack Obama, Christianity, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Men and Women, Money, Obama Administration, Pork Barrel, Religion, Rush Limbaugh, Terrorism, Veepstakes
The summer games may be over, but it appears that their impact will hover over South Africa for some time to come. Just hopefully not aurally…
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Tags: Africa, Postcards from the News, Soccer, South Africa, Sports
As everybody knows, this past weekend, the U.S. soccer team managed to successfully beat Ghana for the privilege of going home and watching TV and maybe having a few beers in a nice air conditioned room. (Hope you continue enjoying the African heat, Ghana!)
But oddly enough, not everybody gets so excited about being excused early from this impossibly loud and remarkably slow sporting event. Some people in some countries actually get mad about being sent home. Go figure…
Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan has suspended the national soccer team from international competition for two years after their dismal performance at the World Cup.
Nigeria came bottom of their group at the tournament in South Africa, losing to Argentina and Greece before drawing with South Korea.
On the plus side, though, that's two years that Nigerians are excused from having to watch soccer. So, it's not all bad.
Tags: Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Soccer, Sports
Since I have a feeling a good majority of you don't follow my friend Ian on Facebook, I feel pretty safe just flat out stealing the following introductory text for this story from him, and none of you will be any the wiser. The perfect crime!
Hey, it just goes to show you, if you work hard and apply yourself, one day you can become king of Uganda…
For years, Charles Wesley Mumbere worked as a nurse's aide in Maryland and Pennsylvania, caring for the elderly and sick. No one there suspected that he had inherited a royal title in his African homeland when he was just 13.
On Monday, after years of political upheaval and financial struggle, Mumbere, 56, was finally crowned king of his people to the sound of drumbeats and thousands of cheering supporters wearing cloth printed with his portraits.
Now I just have to wait for Ian to inherit a royal title that I can lift, and I'm totally in there!
Tags: Africa, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Uganda