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28 Dec 2008: Bangladesh

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Hanging-up on Barack Obama

Would you ever consider hanging-up on President Barack Obama or a president elect of your own country? Well, I guess not. Some would, though. Recently, Republican congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen got a call from President-elect Barack Obama, didn't believe it was him, and hung up on him, twice.

President-elect Barack Obama called the congresswoman on Wednesday, 03 December; she assumed it was a crank call and hung-up. She thought it was one of the radio stations in South Florida playing a prank.

Moments later, Obama tried again, this time through his soon-to-be chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel. "Ileana, I cannot believe you hung up on the President-Elect," Emanuel said. And guess what; she hung up on Emanuel saying she "didn't believe the call was legitimate."

A short time later, she received an urgent call from Rep. Howard Berman, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, who informed her that she indeed hung up on Obama. This time, she was convinced. Ob…

News presentation Bangladeshi style and Barack Obama

So many channels, it’s tough to stick to one. MY PROBLEM. I was watching news at evening. Just when I switched to Channel 1, I saw still clips of Britney Spears for like five seconds. To my amazement, the news presenter said “Barack Obama”………and that was it; he went on with the next news.

It took me 15 seconds to think of a possible connection between Barack Obama and Britney Spears. MY EMPTY BRAIN. Bill Clinton alike controversy! Oh God! MY PROBLEM. I tried to figure out the drama at BBC and CNN, no luck. MY BAD LUCK. Searched Google and Yahoo and WA LA – got it! In 2008, people searched Britney Spears more than Obama at Yahoo. BRITNEY’S GOOD LUCK.

Why the channel did not show Obama’s pics when saying his name! THEIR PROBLEM. Lack of professionalism I assume. THEIR BAD LUCK. Just when I am writing this post, RTV is giving the nation a breaking news : Senator McCain arrived in Dhaka. Why is this a breaking news? OUR BAD LUCK.

When will they ever learn? NEVER.