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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-19-08 11:44 AM
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Barack Obama is on the ballot.... IN BRAZIL !!!
Edited on Fri Sep-19-08 11:53 AM by cui bono



Brazil double-take: Barack Obama's on the ballot

By BRADLEY BROOKS 18 hours ago

BELFORD ROXO, Brazil (AP) With Barack Obama on the ballot in at least eight local elections in Brazil, you might think the Democratic presidential candidate is keeping his options open in case John McCain winds up in the White House.

Not at all. Due to a quirk in Brazilian electoral law, candidates can put any name they want on the ballot, as long as it isn't offensive. At least eight candidates have chosen to be known as "Barack Obama" in the Oct. 5 elections.

The Illinois senator is hugely popular in Brazil. The prospect of a black U.S. president has generated enthusiasm across the country, where more people call themselves black than anywhere except Nigeria.

A variety of Brazilian candidates are hoping they can ride his distant coattails into office.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5geOXYKsZWP8VS_KFUZMH...

:rofl:

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Alter Ego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-19-08 11:47 AM
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1. "President Obama, may I present the Brazilian Premier...Mr...um...Barack Obama."
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-19-08 11:54 AM
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2. =)
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-19-08 05:18 PM
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3. No one enjoyed this?
:'(
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TuxedoKat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-20-08 12:52 PM
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6. Hey, I think
it is an amusing story. Thanks for sharing!
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-20-08 04:19 PM
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8. Yay for the weekend crowd!
I guess I was playing to the wrong audience.
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-20-08 12:42 PM
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4. *sigh*
Thread rejection is so hard to take.


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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-20-08 12:47 PM
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5. Nice.
:rofl:
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Tindalos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-20-08 12:58 PM
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7. Breaking news: The winner of the election is Barack Obama.
Obama1: Who me?

Obama2: No, no, I think they mean me.

Obama3: Nuh uh! No way!
Obama5: Me! Me! Memememememememe! :bounce:

Obama6: :mad:

Obama7: Why me? :eyes:

Obama8: :grouphug:



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vanderBeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-20-08 04:21 PM
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9. Obama wins everytime.
:smoke:
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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-20-08 04:23 PM
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10. Out there somewhere are some republicans who will start accusing obama
of being Brazilian.

"I'll never vote for Obama, he's from Brazil!"
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