BARACK OBAMA has been reelected president of the United States of America.. Shortly after his win, Obama delivered a victory speech. Some said it was inspiring. Others believed it was stirring. For Tito Sotto, it was worth translating.

In his victory speech, US President Obama said, “I have never been more hopeful about America. And I ask you to sustain that hope.” And then it got a bit weird when he declared, “Hahabulin natin ang mga tiwali at nagsamantala noong panahon ng pamamahala ni Ginang Arroyo!”

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama won. Scorecard: Empty chair: 1, Clint Eastwood: 0

Barack Obama has won the presidency. Remaining allies of former President Arroyo have jumped ship and joined Obama’s party.

The second inauguration of Barack Obama happens on Jan. 21, 2013. There’s no truth to rumors he’ll take his oath before Conchita Carpio-Morales.

President Obama will have his inauguration on January 21, 2013. He personally invited Noel Cabangon to sing a couple of songs, or maybe more.

Republican Governor Mitt Romney lost to Barack Obama. Big Bird is inviting everyone to a Sesame Street Party.

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan lost his vice presidential bid. His devastated wife Janna said, “Losing was tough.” And Korina Sanchez was like, “I know, right.”

Paul Ryan lost the elections but he looks forward to returning to Congress. He’s now forming 1-America Always Alive , a party-list group.

The presidential election is finally over. The Obama administration should now focus on rescuing Rick Grimes, his son Carl, Hershel, Glenn, Maggie et al. in Atlanta. When will you act people? For chrissakes, Lori’s already dead!

The magic number to win the White House is 270. The magic number to win Malacañang was 0927-IGLESIA.

Polling data guru Nate Silver impresses Americans again as he calls every state right in presidential vote. He’s been accurate in forecasting the winner in every state as he did in the 2008 elections. I think we should be alarmed if Silver begins predicting the end of the world.

I believe however that Nate Silver would have NOT predicted the winner of the 2004 Philippine presidential polls.

Barack Obama has won the presidency. At press time though, Namfrel is still doing a quick count.
“In a victory speech, I like to thank the opposition, because without their help, I couldn’t have won.”
~Jarod Kintz, ’99 Cents For Some Nonsense’

Quote of the Day
“It doesn’t matter whether you’re black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in America if you’re willing to try.”
~US President Barack Obama, victory speech

Enjoy the rest of the week!

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.


AFTER BRAGGING about his economic achievements in front of the Filipino community in Laos, President Aquino took another swipe at former President Arroyo. The economy has moved up but the President hasn’t moved on.

Plane Crash
Investigators concluded that the plane crash that killed former DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo was due to engine and pilot errors. Sorry President Aquino, it’s not GMA.

Political Dynasty
Despite a constitutional provision stating otherwise, reelectionist senator Alan Peter Cayetano said there’s nothing wrong with political dynasties. Something’s wrong with him.

Alan Peter Cayetano’s fellow Nacionalista, senatorial aspirant Cynthia Villar was also quoted to have said there’s nothing wrong with political dynasties. To which the 1987 Constitution replied, “Hiyang-hiya naman ako sa inyo. Palit na lang tayo. Kayo na ang konstitusyon.”

Party-List System
Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. lamented that after 14 years, “the party-list system has not served its purpose” and “the performance of party-list groups is very negligible.” Brillantes’ bold statement came as a bit of a shock to… no one.

MRT Fare
Amid strong public opposition to the proposed MRT fare hike, an MRT coach caught fire. Well played MRT. Well played.

US Elections
The US presidential election is underway. Democratic candidate Barack Obama is reportedly ahead of Republican Governor Mitt Romney. But things could change when election returns from Lanao Del Sur and Maguindanao arrive.

Mitt Romney or Barack Obama? Apparently, Chiz Escudero is endorsing the Democrat saying, “Ang kandidato ko may B.”

Surveys put President Barack Obama ahead of Governor Mitt Romney… disproving rumors that the Massachusetts governor won the endorsement of INC Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo.

This just in: Governor Mitt Romney has denied allegations that his camp was behind the Arroyobama propaganda.

Adele’s Baby
As of Nov. 5, Grammy Award-winning artist Adele has yet to name her new baby. The boy’s father is Simon Koneck so she’s choosing between Anong and Walang.
“The State shall guarantee the EQUAL ACCESS to opportunities in the public service and prohibit political dynasties as may be defined by law.”
~Philippine Constitution

Quote of the Weak
“If you have relatives in government and all of you are clean, isn’t that better than being the only one in government from your family but you’re quite corrupt?”
~Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano defending political dynasties in the Philippines

Have a productive week!

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.


The US Elections
Even before the final ballot could be counted, US presidential candidate John McCain has conceded the 2008 presidential election to Democratic rival Barack Obama. That was a quick one. To give you an idea how quick it was, John McCain accepted defeat in less than 48 hours… Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago has yet to concede to Fidel Ramos after 16 years.

The US Elections II
Less than 48 hours after voting began, a new American president was declared. That was fast! To give you an idea how fast it was, John McCain has conceded the presidential race even before Jose De Venecia could sign the copy of the impeachment complaint handed to him three weeks ago.

CNN’s Historic Coverage
For the first time in television broadcast history, CNN aired a live report beamed through holographic technology. Reporter Jessica Yellin who was in Chicago was projected as a three-dimensional hologram and talked to CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer as if she was in the network’s Manhattan studio. ABS-CBN News is reportedly using a similar technology – not to cover the news, but to prevent physical altercations between Maria Ressa and Luchi Cruz-Valdez during their staff meeting.

CNN’s Historic Coverage II
CNN reporter Jessica Yellin said she was surrounded by 44 cameras and 20 computers as CNN beamed her live report through holographic technology. GMA 7 is reportedly looking forward to duplicating CNN’s unprecedented feat but is nonetheless worried they might use twice the number of cameras in order to beam Jessica Soho live!

Briefly Noted: Sic
Deputy presidential spokesperson Lorelei Fajardo said, “We wish to express our profound congratulations to President-elect Barack Obama for his historical and stellar win as the 44th president of the US.” I hope you are reading this Ms. Fajardo. “Historic” po dapat ‘yon, hindi “historical.”

No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
— William Penn

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