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Laughing Roosters! Who Knew? by The Elephant's Child
April 4, 2013, 4:11 pm
Filed under: Politics | Tags: , ,

These birds were filmed in July, 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia at a laughing contest where the talents of these roosters have made them extremely popular.

The world is indeed full of the strangest things.

(h/t: thekidshouldseethis)

The Thrill Is Gone! by The Elephant's Child

There was a great wave of enthusiasm across the world when Barack Obama was elected President of the United States, for various and sundry reasons, for few knew much about him.  After a year, the bloom, so-to-speak, is off the rose.  Probably most damaging was the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the new President after only a few days in office, and his acceptance of it.  That called the attention of the world to the premature nature of Obama worship, and the need to wait to see what he accomplishes.

Much of Europe has lost its enthusiasm, Massachusetts definitely did, the polls are way down, but now Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo has authorized the removal of a recently erected statue of Barack Obama as a child, from its current spot in a park in the city’s classy old Menteng neighborhood to the nearby school that he attended.

The order followed the creation of a Facebook group of Indonesians campaigning for the statue to be torn down. Newspapers and TV stations picked up on it, newswires picked it up, and the group’s membership has soared to over 50,000. Well, easy come, easy go.

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