Thursday, November 13, 2008


So I am a moofer today - "Mobile Out of Office" for the uninitiated, and Oxford Dictionary's runner-up for Word of the Year.

There's even an entire blog dedicated to people's moofing experiences. It doesn't come as a surprise that the site is "in association with Microsoft".

My moofing experience today involved about 5 minutes of Oprah - something about women being insecure and making their partners partake in a lie detector tests. Was actually hoping for the 2008 'Oprah's Favourite Things' episode. Perhaps that's incentive to moof for the rest of November.

Now that the presidential election hype has subsided, it's time to project forward to the next 100 days. George W's activities in his first 100 days made my chuckle. His achievements included:
  • announcing the end of U.S funding for international centres that offer family-planning counselling and perform abortions;
  • creating an Office of Faith Based and Community Initiative to help religious groups obtain federal tax dollars to address social problems;
  • presents $1.96 trillion budget plan to Congress, which proposes reducing growth in government programs and gives Americans the largest tax cut in two decades
  • meets with German Chancellor and defends his opposition to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol
Aw my gawd.

On the other hand, Franklin D. Roosevelt is fast becoming my fave U.S President according to his first 100 days track record.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

President Obama

What a day ... what a speech - delivered to a tee, and without any notes as well. He is indeed a master orator.

McCain's concession speech wasn't half bad either - surprisingly genuine and very appropriate. Perhaps he also appreciates the magnitude of this defining moment in history. Bush's track record and the accompanying anti-Bush sentiment certainly did not help McCain's cause at all.

The world made sense today - and that is encouraging.

Now, my Obama shrine might be worth something now. If only I could could preserve my Obama-inspired pumpkins: