Tuesday, May 29, 2007

News updates...

It was so exciting for my family today. My brother received his official letter to Cornell and not only does he get a full tuition scholarship, he also gets a partial stipend for living expenses! This news came as we were trying to do a family budget to see how this would all work out...! Awesome!

Also...I saw Miss Tanzania in a clip on the Miss World padgent and I think it will be a tragedy if a big modeling company doesn't take her on! She is beauty and raw talent combined and this is her second attempt at a beauty pagent having won the first attempt in Tanzania. I unfortunately- or fortunately do not watch beauty pagents... but i was glad I saw this clip.

Next:
Cindy Sheehan has bowed out of fighting to stop the war after many years. The media states that she was quitting because the left wing is as bad as the right wing... I could have told her that..:-)LOL... any way, she had many Sheehan bashers, many of whom are in denial about the reality of the war. First of all, if "freedom" means the ability to say and do as you choose, then why is she called un-American by many when she expresses her views about things? In the interest of fighting terrorists... I trust that a very good attempt is being made in Afganistan...however I do not agree with the reasons for the 'war' in Iraq. That doesn't mean I think the soldiers are dying for nothing because every life has value...it doesn't matter how it is lost! Also this is a grieving mother...let her console herself in the best way she knows how...just like other grieving mothers choose to call their sons heros for dying in the same wars.

The other silly argument (and there are many...like I said, I missed a big chunk of the news when the war was having a vocabulary make over) I hear often about the reason for the Iraqi war was that it was to 'liberate' Iraqi's! While we're at it, why don't we liberate our neighbors Venezuela? or Cuba? oh..wait..why not send in the troops to liberate the Sudanese if we care that much about liberty for all don't they need it more than anyone??? Sanctions wont work as well as just sending in the military to build a wall between the rebels and the darkville sudanese people. Divide and conquer.

Any way...in funny news, Poland is trying to ban Tinky Winky...the teletubby because he is a homosexual!!!

Like you all didn't notice he carried a handbag??
How about Sponge bob? or winnie the pooh?

Why can't we just go back to the days of He-man and She-ra???

7 comments:

kokakolafanta said...

well apparently Sheehan wasn't even living with that son after her first divorce...so I am surprised she made a big spectacle of his death too!
lol...you mean Tinky winky was a boy??? I saw the hand bag and thought it was a girl! He is certainly gay!

kokakolafanta said...

where did you find He-man my hero!! It brings bad memories pa 17 hours and all...

Manena said...

ummm Kokakola! just coz she wasn't living with her son doesn't mean she didn't love him enough to protest the circumstances surrounding his death!
Also how did you not know that Tinky winky was male?
She-ra was my hero... by the power of sobibo (sp?) I am sheeeerrraaa!

Edgar said...

Manena, how come there is no contact info on your blog. I enjoy your blogs. keep up the good work...

happy zambian;-)

Manena said...

Edgar: I prefer to be anonymous sometimes lest I decide to run for president...I wouldn't want a lot of this info holding me down. Besides sometimes I make some really ignorsnt comments...lol.
No seriously, I would rather have people email me requesting my information so I know roughly who's walking around with my information. If that makes any sense:-)

admin said...

hello, this blog is awesome! some of the postings are hilarious and truly zambian. i am the webmaster for azaonline.org. I starting a Zambian blogs section on the site. hopefully its fine by you if we can publish some of your articles.

let me know if we would need an attorney for that:-)

Manena said...

Admin:
Thank you for reading my blog! As for publishing some of the trash I write...my lawyer says do so at your own risk:-)