KafirGirl

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I saw a picture of a guy holding a sign at Obama’s shin dig in Chicago.  It simply said this:  We HAVE overcome.  My heart exploded.

Best day ever.  Seriously.  Now I have to finish baking my cookies for the Obama celebration tomorrow and get my exhausted ass to bed.

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Written by kafirgirl

November 5, 2008 at 12:37 am

Posted in Quran

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  1. Finally.. America did not fuck up. Congrats to B O. Just the magnitude of his win is overwhelming.

    Shashi

    November 5, 2008 at 12:49 am

  2. .. and KG no need of tums anymore. ;-) its RUM time.

    Shashi

    November 5, 2008 at 12:50 am

  3. But… if your heart asploded… how you write next chapter? How you even write this post??

    Blood circulation FTW!

    crucifinch

    November 5, 2008 at 12:59 am

  4. The story about the 106 year-old woman got me!

    Doubting Foo

    November 5, 2008 at 1:25 am

  5. It’s like 53% to 47% so nearly half of America still voted for Mccain…….. How very disappointing……

    GAD

    November 5, 2008 at 1:43 am

  6. People is thinking maybe i am just breaking down in tears and stuff cos Sara Palin lost?
    No. Me feelings for Sara Palin is another, it’s more just like nothing even political and stuff, i like her cos she’s kind and stuff.
    Now Obama?
    Wonderful in all ways, but what about Pakistan?
    Will he order attacks on us- like he told?
    So we are happy and stuff, yes, but worry also. We do not want these missiles comieing into our country- we are independent nation and NOT URE COLONY also.
    Best wishes any to President Obama

    Jasmine

    November 5, 2008 at 2:39 am

  7. Well thank fuck for that.

    I breathed a sigh of relief when the news came in, and I think most of the rest of the world did too. Congratulations KG, and all the other americans commenting on this blog. Hell, congratulations to everyone else, too.

    manigen

    November 5, 2008 at 3:25 am

  8. i am so proud to be a part of this and I don’t normally react to things emotionally!!

    but I feel safer with him in the white house……knowing he’s someone who makes decisions calmly..

    the country is such a clusterfuck now though….i feel bad for him and hope that he can meet up with the expectations as the present goodwill wears off!

    godissantaforadults

    November 5, 2008 at 8:55 am

  9. So in all my mushiness, I completely forgot to say this: all those churchies praying for a (Mc)Palin win must be feeling pretty dejected right now. I mean, where’s their God now?

    ….muahahahahahahaha!

    kafirgirl

    November 5, 2008 at 9:18 am

  10. Magoo and Barbie gonna hit the bricks, and hopefully fade into obscurity, though I’ve heard awful rumors of some heavy hitters trying to push a Palin ticket for 2012. And as this is the country that allowed Bush two terms, it’s not exactly impossible X( I see that Obama plans to hit the ground running, so may his 08 win also be for 8 in general.

    Mike Lee

    November 5, 2008 at 9:41 am

  11. Now watch they will wheel out Jeb Bush and have him as the mouth, on hand to dog every move in Iraq the President tries to make.
    This is me kindly meant advice also, please not think to come to Pakistani territory American friends cos we know what we are doing in Bajur Province, American friends- stay out of Pakistan, cos WE ARE NOT IRAQ.

    jasminefrompakistan

    November 5, 2008 at 10:07 am

  12. Barack Hussein Obama, president-elect! Only in America. :-) Now, post us some cookies please.

    Muhamad

    November 5, 2008 at 11:41 am

  13. Barack Hussain Obama has won!! Praise be to Allah!

    Rahul

    November 5, 2008 at 11:43 am

  14. Rahul, he’s not Muslim and coming from a Muslim background no matter what ure views is nothing to be shame of also, u know…………

    jasminefrompakistan

    November 5, 2008 at 12:06 pm

  15. Jasmine, he was being sarcastic. Plus I’m pretty sure you’re preaching to the choir about America’s relationship to Pakistan =)

    kafirgirl

    November 5, 2008 at 12:20 pm

  16. I cannot contain my joy – Nay my pride – in being American.

    As regards KG’s comment about “where’s their God now?”

    The members of some Christian Org were exhorted to pray for rain… torrential rain…. of Biblical proportions on the day of Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic convention. As we all know, the weather was perfectly clement then.

    After a few weeks, the GOP had their convention and it was disrupted by Hurricane Ike. Meteoroligists projected a storm of ‘biblical proportions’.

    Moral of the story: God fucks with people – especially the believers.

    Rahul

    November 5, 2008 at 12:23 pm

  17. Preaching to the converted?
    So u all disagree with Obama’s ideas and plans to bomb Pakistan?
    U think we don’t know what’s going on. Ure trying to get out of Iraq and using incursions into Pakistan to not lose face with the public.
    The Arabs squirm off the hook, and more innocent Pakistanis get killed in missile strikes and illegal special ops raids.
    I doubt anyone here accepting meself knows anything about the status of the war on terror in Pakistan.
    Do you guys even know when our offensive in Bajur began, how many Pakistani soldiers we lost or how many Pakistani civilians been killed?
    No.
    Stupid american dogs, as always.
    Best ally of Pakistan is China and Russian Federation.

    jasminefrompakistan

    November 5, 2008 at 12:55 pm

  18. I love it when KG uses terms like “preaching to the choir”. Its like a nun using words like “orgasmic delight”. Peace out!

    Rahul

    November 5, 2008 at 1:07 pm

  19. the problem is, this blog tangles with issues and stuff, but as soon as we – namely me- try to deal with them, suddenly out runs Kafir Girl screaming her head off.
    this is the most cowardly fucking blog in existence, too afraid to debate and stuff- why, cos i will TRASH YOU ALL, pure and simple.
    what u don’t seem to realize is that as soon as i am in a position to blog freely as the APOSTATEPAKISTANIGIRL- all this rubbish is going to be put right.
    we’ll have a real radical feminist-communist blog- with real issues and real debate, like before.
    This blog is rubbish, i don’t like, and its just simpering away day after day

    jasminefrompakistan

    November 5, 2008 at 1:13 pm

  20. fucking peace out u kutta, tell that to all the little kids who is getting killed in American missile strikes

    jasminefrompakistan

    November 5, 2008 at 1:13 pm

  21. i never ever ever comeing to this lousy blog again
    PAKISTAN ZINDABAD

    jasminefrompakistan

    November 5, 2008 at 1:15 pm

  22. …Ohhhhkay then.

    kafirgirl

    November 5, 2008 at 1:18 pm

  23. KG, seriously, haven’t you had enough of jasmine? Block her/ban her maybe? She literally has issues, as we’ve seen quite clearly here on numerous occasions.

    Emmy

    November 5, 2008 at 2:02 pm

  24. Fuck off u dog

    Jasmine

    November 5, 2008 at 2:14 pm

  25. Jasmine, seriously, you’re done. I don’t know what’s going on with you, but you’re out of control.

    kafirgirl

    November 5, 2008 at 2:16 pm

  26. Jasmine,

    You are right! This blog is about the Koran – but when you deal with the “real” issues like US-Pakistan relations everyone just withdraws.

    So you draw you attention to this glaring gap in your well-reasoned and charming way.

    What does KG do? She screams her head off!! Maybe she secretly wants Obama to bomb Pakistan like he “promised”. Maybe KG wants to talk about the Koran to just distract us from US missile strikes in Bajaur.

    And yes “Peace Out” is a Jewish conspiracy which needs to be dealt firmly by denouncing others as “Kutta” (i.e. dog).

    I want to thank you Jasmine for bringing our attention to the real issues on the Koran blog.

    Sincerely,
    Rahul.

    Rahul

    November 5, 2008 at 2:18 pm

  27. Well, now that she’s gone…

    The election…well… I’m just besides myself. I’ve been supporting Obama since the beginning, but I guess I didn’t believe it would really happen, after living under Bush for 8 years I’ve become quite pessimistic.

    I was in shock last night, but I’ve been bawling most of the day. I have so much hope for the future of our country and have never been more proud to be an American.

    Oh, and my youngest son thinks Obama is daddy. Every time Obama comes on tv he calls him baba. :)

    Emmy

    November 5, 2008 at 2:34 pm

  28. Check out this news report where Palin was certain that Divine intercession would reverse McPalin’s poll numbers.

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/10/22/palin-god-will-do-the-right-thing-on-election-day/

    Rahul

    November 5, 2008 at 2:58 pm

  29. Like everyone else here, I am very excited that Obama won. I really hope that he will be able to do something substantive as he has promised, but have lowered my expectations given that his main job is to get re-elected in 4 years and if he rocks the boat too much, that is not going to happen. A great start would be to close down Guantanamo Bay. I won’t hold my breath for that… or for a prompt withdrawal from Iraq / Afghanistan or universal medicare.

    It’s a little funny as Obama is portrayed a a “radical” liberal in the US media but in Canada he would fit best in the Conservative party! I do wish him the best!!

    Dave W

    November 5, 2008 at 3:11 pm

  30. Now for some reality check. After the initial honeymoon period is done, I want to see what all would ‘change’. Seriously I don’t think anything will change. Obama did not say he would change anything. Even if he wanted to the enormity of the problems are such that, they cant be changed in one decade. We, and I mean the ‘World’, are at a major intersection. There is so much flux and a multitude of changes are taking place at multiple levels. There is only so much a person can do, even if he is the POTUS.
    Take for example the financial mess that is currently hitting the roof. It will not or rather cannot get solved in a month or a year. You cannot negate the effects of decades of economic policies overnite. Even if tough measures are taken, the results wont be in until at least 6-10 yrs. In this age of instant gratification, we expect our problems to be solved in a day.. not 6-10 yrs time frame. And even that *might* not be possible.
    The US has long stopped being the ‘manufacturing power’ it was back during the WWII and subsequent years. It is now dependant mainly on imports for even minute needs. Will that change now? No way. People want goods for cheap, and they wont be coming from the US for sure. And the Auto industry is entirely ruled by the Japanese makers. Remember Japan buys US T-bonds so that US can function day-to-day. How dd you think Japan will react if US restricts its market for the Japanese makers? It ain’t gonna happen. US trade deficit is of gigantic propositions.
    It’s now a chicken and egg problem. US needs China, Japan etc to buy it’s T-Bonds for US to spend, and China, Japan etc need to export goods to the US in order for them to buy the bonds. This status quo will continue into the foreseeable future. The industry is too big for any person to change it without consequenses.
    Similarly the External Affairs. US will remain an Empire. The only candidate who acknowledged this and wanted to shut them down was never really in the race. The rest dont matter. If you look at the speech Obama gave at the AIPAC or see his Veep or look up his choice for the Chief of Staff, the Israel – Palestinian issue will not be solved. And so the Arabs will not like it. Forget the Middle East, now Obama wants to go into Waziristan. NO ONE goes in there. It’s a quagmire par none. In fact that area was never ruled in the last maybe 2000 years. And it wont be ruled now. They are the past masters of the guerilla warfare and that’s how they will fight. Pak is at a tipping point and something gotta give.
    And this is only the beginning. The point I wanted to make was that, don’t get your ‘hopes’ up. nothing will probably ‘change’.

    Shashi

    November 5, 2008 at 5:19 pm

  31. Check out this news report where Palin was certain that Divine intercession would reverse McPalin’s poll numbers.

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/10/22/palin-god-will-do-the-right-thing-on-election-day/

    Thank goodness it doesn’t matter any more, but I’d just like to mention that this interview also contained another of Palin’s incredible blunders: She didn’t know what the Republican platform was.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-kelly/sarah-palin-might-not-kno_b_137163.html

    Karin

    November 5, 2008 at 5:26 pm

  32. Hey Shashi,

    You are right in one sense and possibly wrong in another.

    If you think that “Change” is to brought about by one person (even if he were the POTUS), and all we need to do is sit back and “hope” – then you are right in presuming that nothing will change.

    But I urge you to think differently.

    Change is not the monsoon-season which comes along while you wait under a tree. Change is us determining that we need water and being willing to dig wells and canals. An engaged government can help by providing tools – but the desire to change and the willingness to work toward it is our responsibility. Indeed that is the Spirit of America.

    If we desire change, then it is time for us to work toward change. In doing so, will the powers-that-be be with us, against us or in-different to us?

    For a long time, we have had governments that were either indifferent to us or outright against us. The reason why the Barak Obama inspires so many is that he looks and sounds like a person who will work with us. And that is a welcome CHANGE.

    Over to you….

    Rahul

    November 5, 2008 at 7:35 pm

  33. At least there’s some hope of getting the country on the right track…

    whew…

    ReasonReigns

    November 5, 2008 at 7:53 pm

  34. Meh, sorry about earlier ya’ll. I thought about responding properly, but honestly, I don’t even know how to react anymore. Every couple of days it’s some new attempt and inciting an argument or starting drama. I’m pretty fed up.

    Dave, I’m so with you. Obama is great, but he’s no radical. He’s center-right. It seems like all the Dems are these days. But, that being said, I still like the guy and I have high hopes. The whole damn world does. I hope he won’t let us down.

    Like Richard said, there’s hope =)

    kafirgirl

    November 5, 2008 at 10:35 pm

  35. Was really delighted last night with the result (particularly while remembering the sheer horror and disbelief of watching the map turn red 4 years ago), then woke up this morning to see California had passed Prop 8. How fundamentally depressing to see over 5 million people actively proclaim themselves to be bigots and vote for sexual apartheid. I’ve been reading some polls where people gave their reasons for supporting the ban and they all seem to come down to Leviticus and Romans. If these half-wits would actually bother READING the fairytales that they try to get everyone else to live by, they might notice that these books actually compel gays to be EXECUTED, not just denied the right to marriage. Anybody going to put that on the next ticket?
    I fear it isn’t the barbarians who are at the gates, but us.

    Lance

    November 5, 2008 at 11:38 pm

  36. Don’t worry about it, kafirgirl. You handled it better than I could’ve.

    And Rahul: inspiring stuff, and I tend to agree. Societies are built and maintained by their population. Things go wrong when some faction doesn’t participate because they are too lazy, or they are ideologically oposed to participating, or they’ve been forced out by some other faction.

    manigen

    November 6, 2008 at 5:23 am

  37. Rahul,

    I would like to reply to your comments but I am not so sure KG would entertain politics here.
    The point I was trying to make is that the handlers are much powerful than the prez and I dont think even the direction in which we are headed would change. I would love to be proved wrong.

    KG – sorry if i am spamming your blog.

    Shashi

    November 6, 2008 at 8:47 am

  38. In The Netherlands Obama would be called right-wing, with perhaps 85% of the population to the left and 15% to the right. Yet there was a lot of excitement on Tuesday Night, unlike earlier elections. A candidate who is intelligent, charismatic, eloquent, dignified.

    At our office Obama would have gotten 100% of the votes. In our country he would have gotten 91% of the votes.

    I don’t expect radical changes regarding American foreign policy, but wish him and the Democrats all the best. I’m afraid they are going to need it.

    DutchA

    November 6, 2008 at 2:21 pm

  39. Yay Obama!!

    omar

    November 7, 2008 at 10:53 am

  40. Good for Obama and America, and while it’s great that racism didn’t stop him, it’s too bad misogyny helped lift him.

    Tabby

    November 7, 2008 at 6:02 pm

  41. Thanks for the link Rahul.

    Muhamad

    November 8, 2008 at 1:27 pm

  42. Here’s how Afghanistan/Pakistan policy might change under Obama:

    http://tang0.wordpress.com/2008/11/10/obama-and-the-war-in-afghanistan-pakistan/

    tanh1980

    November 10, 2008 at 5:34 am


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