Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A new Respect for the American People

I have always been disappointed in the American people following the re-election of George Bush in 2004. How could they vote this man back into office following his disastrous two wars and ridiculous crack down on human rights in his first term in office was a total mystery to me.

However, last week Americans proved me wrong and to quote Bill Maher " I will never accuse Americans of being quick, but they eventually catch on" . During the ceremonial first pitch at the Nationals park in DC, the crowed booed the hell out of president as he walked to throw the first pitch. Job will done fans, i hope you do the same in Nov 2008 :)

A last comment about the incident, this incident was a great illustration of what made and continues to make America, the best country in the world. Free Speech, there is no country in the world were people could boo their president so openly and confidently and can assure themselves they will be sleeping in their own beds in the same night. Unfortunately, it is also the only country where a president so unpopular can remain in office till the end of his term :(. I guess with democracy, you have to take the good with bad. I leave you with a clip of the booing of the century so far .. enjoy :)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello. I´m a Sports Journalist in Mexico and I suddenly came up with a story about some rich business man in Saudi Arabia giving away camels for each goal scored in a game between Nayran and Al Tayi. I´ve been looking everywhere for information and can´t find any. Do you know anything about this?
alinearnot@hotmail.com

Bird of Shadows said...

Hello Ali,

that was news to me and i had to do some digging to find out. Appearently, a supporter of najran club offered a camel to every player who scores a goal in thier pivotal match against Tayi (Both teams were fighting off relegation). The news was even reported on a Spanish magazine.

http://www.sport.es/default.asp?idpublicacio_PK=44&idioma=CAS&idnoticia_PK=496147&idseccio_PK=849

in addition, you can find the story on Najran club forum. It is in Arabic but i think you can translate it to Spanish using google translator.

http://www.najranclub.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5506


I hope that helps :)

Anonymous said...

are all saudis as stupid as you