Daily Archives: May 11, 2008

A wedding for a Bush

The daughter of US President George W Bush has got married in a private ceremony attended by 200 family and close friends at his Texas ranch.

Jenna Bush wed Henry Hager, a business student who worked as an aide to Mr. Bush’s former adviser Karl Rove. “This is a joyous occasion for our family,” said Mr. Bush in his weekly radio address.

Correspondents say the wedding has been kept out of the public eye, with airspace cleared above the ranch. Jenna’s twin sister Barbara was her maid of honor, and 14 female attendants and 14 male ushers were at the ceremony.

And keep away from politics …three Bush are more than enough for this earth!

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Obama takes the super-delegates

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has overtaken his rival Hillary Clinton for the first time in endorsements from super-delegates.

Four super-delegates – party and elected officials – pledged to support Mr. Obama, including two who previously supported Mrs. Clinton. Mr. Obama also has a strong lead in delegates won in state primary and caucus votes.

The Democratic super-delegates look set to decide who wins the nomination. Added to the nine who came out in support of Barack Obama on Friday, he now has 275 super-delegates to Mrs. Clinton’s 271.

I’m going to say it again, time to think a united front Hillary!!!

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Lebanese violence

Fighting has been reported through the night in the Lebanese city of Tripoli between Hezbollah sympathizers and supporters of the government.

Machine-guns and rocket-propelled grenades are being used and people have been fleeing their homes, correspondents say. Three people died in the northern city on Saturday. Meanwhile, an uneasy calm has descended on the capital, Beirut, scene of four days of bloody street battles.

More than 30 people died in those clashes between Hezbollah fighters and government supporters. On Saturday, Hezbollah agreed to pull its fighters off the streets of the Muslim western part of the city after the army overturned government measures aimed at curbing the group.

It suddenly seems that somebody has turned on the world button for conflict!

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Sudan cuts Chad ties

Sudan says it has cut off diplomatic relations with Chad, blaming it for helping rebels from Darfur to launch an attack on Sudan’s capital, Khartoum.

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir made the announcement on state television. Sudan has accused Chad of helping the Jem rebels to attack the Khartoum suburb of Omdurman, which the rebels said they had taken control of. Although the government says the rebels have been defeated, this is the closest they have come to Khartoum.

Remember that Darfur is in Sudan, remember what’s going on in this poor African country, think how many more …innocent!!!

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The Ovi magazine today

Number 3000 by Asa Butcher
It took our Ovi team 281 days to move from 1,000 articles to 2,000, so it is with great glee I announce that we have managed to jump from 2,000 to 3,000 in 264 days. Shall I pause for applause? Nah…

Jane of Thought: Mother’s Day, yeah baby! by Jane Eagle
Today it’s Mother’s Day, so come on, go and send flowers, kisses and lots of Hallmark Cards for the amazing creature that brought the amazing you into life and taught you how to walk and speak – she didn’t teach you how to dance though, hmmm tough.

9/11’s Great What If?! by Leah Sellers
September 11, 2001. The World Trade Center and thousands of lives in and around that national symbol of American/Global wealth, might and power, are destroyed, desecrated by judgmental, hate-filled religious and political fervor from without and within.

How Bizarre! by Thanos Kalamidas
Browsing the news daily we often miss these little bits of news at the bottom of the page. They are often funny, sometimes weird, and they give us a new perspective on life, so here’s the first of a new column series: How Bizarre!

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