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Jamaa avua nguo uchi wa mnyama katika mkutano wa Rais Obama....

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  1. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Philadelphia may be the City of Brotherly Love, but apparently not everyone attending a President Obama-headlined rally there this weekend feels that way -- and at least one person takes that feeling a little too close to heart.

    An unknown guest in the audience launched a book at the president following his speech. In the video below, the literary projectile can be seen flying past Obama, who appears not to notice.

    To top off the shenanigans, another attendee was arrested for streaking nude through the crowd.

    According to the Weekly Standard the naked man was there to claim a million-dollar prize offered by billionaire Alki David.

    The man has since been identified as Juan James Rodriguez, 24.

    President Obama and Vice President Biden spoke before a crowd of about 18,000 supporters in Philadelphia as part of an upcoming tour designed to build momentum for Democratic candidates and close the ever-important enthusiasm gap between Democrat and Republican voters.

  2. MziziMkavu

    MziziMkavu JF-Expert Member

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    Mwendawazimu huyo wapo wengi Watu kama hawa hapa duniani
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    ByaseL JF-Expert Member

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    Yes, the publishing industry is reeling these days, but surely authors surely can find less disruptive ways to promote their newly published works than hauling off and throwing a copy at the president of the United States.

    But you know what they say: There's no such thing as bad publicity. Something like that thought probably crossed the mind of the unidentified man who hurled a paperback at President Obama at a rally at Philadelphia's Vernon Park over the weekend. Mark Knoller of CBS said that the Secret Service has interviewed the author, whom they described as an "overexuberant" Obama supporter who merely wanted to make sure that the president had a copy of his book. The determined scribe said he meant no harm but exercised horrendous judgment -- and that was apparently good enough for the Secret Service, which didn't seek charges against him. After agents with the service questioned the man, they saw to his release.
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    Obama has the book thrown at him: Moment a missile narrowly misses U.S. President's head (and what's with the naked man?)

    This is the astonishing moment a book was apparently hurled at the head of President Barack Obama during a campaign rally in Philadelphia.

    The flying missile narrowly missed hitting the President yesterday.

    It is not clear what the book was, where it came from in the crowd, or why it was thrown at Mr Obama - who did not appear to notice the danger.


    Duck, Mr President! A book narrowly misses Barack Obama's head after it is thrown on stage during a rally in Philadelphia today


    Close call: It is not clear where the book came from in the crowd - or what type of book it was

    But it is expected that there will be fallout from the security breach as the Secret Service investigates how close the President came to danger.

    The rally was clearly an eventful one - other images showed a naked man being led away in handcuffs by police.

    It is not clear if the man was involved in the book-throwing incident - or why he was not wearing any clothes.

    The bizarre incident recalled the moment in 2008 when an angry Iraqi journalist hurled a shoe at then-U.S. President George Bush during a press conference in Baghdad.

    The surprisingly nimble Mr Bush ducked the shoe - and the moment became immortalised with online parodies and internet video games.

    But the incident was also marked with controversy as U.S. media questioned why the Secret Service - whose members are supposed to be willing to take a bullet for the President - were not close enough to Mr Bush to deflect the attack.

    It is expected that the same questions will be asked about yesterday's incident.

    It came as Mr Obama tried to rally voters in Phildelphia to use to three weeks left before congressional elections to go to the polls.

    The president relied on an oft-used speech as he addressed the crowd in the city's Germantown community with the driving cadences that swept him into the White House two years ago.


    Er - what? A woman recoils as a naked man is escorted from Mr Obama's rally in Philadelphia today. It is not clear if the man was involved in the book-throwing incident - or why he was not wearing clothes

    Campaign commentary: A police officer tries to protect the naked man's modesty with a strategically placed 'Vote 2010' sign

    He and the Democratic party know, however, that this year finds Democrats imperiled because of what has become known as the 'enthusiasm gap', with party voters expected to stay away from the polls.

    That could be disastrous in a nationwide vote that was widely believed to hand the majority in the House of Representatives and, perhaps, the Senate to Republicans.

    There are ample reasons for Republican optimism. Poll after poll shows deep voter discontent and even anger at Mr Obama's and congressional Democrats' leadership. Mr Obama and his fellow Democrats are being blamed for the slow economic recovery and continuing high unemployment.

    On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics - in the last major economic news before the November elections - delivered another painful blow to Democrats: The U.S. lost 95,000 jobs in September and unemployment remained stubbornly stuck at 9.6 per cent.

    In another complication for Democrats, the government is expected to announce this week that more than 58 million Social Security recipients will go through another year without a cost-of-living increase in their monthly benefits.

    It would mark only the second year without an increase since automatic adjustments for inflation were adopted in 1975. The first year was this year.

    'I think the pundits are wrong. I think we're going to win. But you've got to prove them wrong,' Mr Obama said, jabbing his finger toward the audience.

    'They're counting on you staying home. If that happens they win.'

    Vice President Joe Biden joined Obama at the rally.


    Rallying the voters: Mr Obama, shown here making his speech in Philadelphia today, intended to bridge the 'enthusiasm gap' and bring voters to the polls


    Team: Mr Obama was joined by Vice President Joe Biden at the rally today

    It was the second of four large rallies designed to recapture some of the big-stage excitement that Mr Obama created in 2008 with stirring speeches to thousands of young and first-time voters.

    The President spoke to more than 17,000 people last week in Madison, Wisconsin, where many more thousands watched on screens in an overflow area.

    Democrats are desperate to fire up their base and win back independent voters against the likelihood that Republicans will grab the majority on November 2 and create a more hostile Congress that could cripple Mr Obama's efforts to implement his agenda in the last two years of his term.

    The President sometimes sounds wistful when noting the differences between this year and 2008, an he remarked again on Sunday about the extraordinary political high that he and his supporters felt after his victory.


    Popular: Not everyone wanted to throw things at Mr Obama - others embraced the President at the rally


    Riding on hope: The President is facing an uphill battle at the November 2 congressional elections


    The shoe incident: U.S. President George Bush ducks as an Iraqi journalist hurls his loafer at him during a press conference in Baghdad in 2008

    First Lady Michelle Obama recently told Democratic supporters that the big-stadium events of 2008 were 'very exciting, and people should know that those rallies invigorate Barack as well'.

    'It's time for us to re-engage that energy,' said the First Lady, who plans to campaign with her husband later this month.

    Republicans need to pick up 40 seats to win power in the House and would need to gain 10 seats in the Senate to take control from the Democrats.

    Governing parties typically lose seats in U.S. midterm elections, which take place in the middle of a president's four-year term. But polls indicate that Democratic losses are likely to be particularly severe.
  5. Elli

    Elli JF-Expert Member

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    Nanihii atarushiwa nini yeye??? tena yeye
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    jamaa ana-smile tu huku kitabu kinapita zake
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    Zogwale JF-Expert Member

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    Da sasa kazi ipo? Ila kwa Obama sijui ni kwa nini hawa Wamarekani wanataka miujiza itendeke wakati Obama amepokea ofisi uchumi ukiwa in shamble, including high rates of unemployment. Pole sana President Obama.
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    Mallaba JF-Expert Member

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    hizo dio siasa za marekani,vyombo vya habari kama vikiamua kukumaliza yaani ndio basi tena,unajua wamarekani ni watu wa ajabu sana na wanapenda sana kuamini vitu vya ushabiki na sifa hata kama uchumi unaharibika ndio maana walimpa Bushi term mbili kisa ni ubabe alioonyesha kwa Sadam, na Afghanistani,hivyo si ajabu watu wengine watamchukia Obama ingawa ukweli uko wazi kuwa ameikuta nchi ikiwa katika default kubwa toka kwa Bushi.
    Pia ukumbuke kuwa huyu ni mwafrika na USA ubaguzi bado upo sana tu hivyo watatumia kila njia ya kumwondoa madarakani ili asiendelee na kipindi cha pili hata kama atafanya mabadiliko gani,wanaona ila kwa kuwa wanataka wao wanachokitaka basi watapinga tu.
    thats how politics works
  9. boma2000

    boma2000 JF-Expert Member

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    I think the guy might have brain problem
  10. Gosbertgoodluck

    Gosbertgoodluck JF-Expert Member

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    Popularity sometimes needs bravery. The guy was looking for the same.