A Kenyan looks at Florida
One of the joys of reading far right wingnut blogs is the abundant affirmation this activity affords me: I am, after all, a sane and balanced human being and not a barking moonbat. Did you know that Obama's cousin had signed a secret agreement with Kenyan Muslims to institute Sharia law if he was elected President? And that furthermore, Obama himself has signed a secret agreement with US Muslims to make at least 10 changes to the Constitution if he's elected President? Well, maybe you'd heard this, but I hadn't.
No links, I won't direct traffic to these people or give them any linkylove. You could probably google it up if you're interested.
Anywho, a wordy and mostly inapposite introduction to the other joy of reading these people -- I end up in corners of the web I'd never thought to look for, such as this article by a Kenyan [a country where there has been a bit of *cough* election shenanigans] who decides to visit Florida [a state where there has been a bit of *cough* election shenanigans] --
It is a critical state for both Obama and McCain, and in fact McCain has no chance of winning the election if he loses Florida. So this week I am visiting the state to get a better insight on what Obama and his team are doing to win the state. The headquarters are located in Tampa Bay, a medium size city that is in the heart of the territory that is most contested, and after strenuous efforts I managed to get invited to visit and learn about the operations there. As I enter the bland brick building I am shocked that there is no security at the door, and I briefly wonder if I am at the right place as what I am used to in Kenya is walls, security and sense of importance in these sorts of operations…
Emphasis mine. Obama may not read blogs, but surely he reads the African papers. ;)
An end note, if you're ever in the Tampa area and in need of a Kenyan cafe, stop in at Cafe Kili. Hmmm... it's been a while since I've had any Kenya AA coffee....