Troy, OH

HopeThis past weekend, I visited Troy, Ohio. Besides farangi, the duo from the excellent fivethirtyeight.com were along for the ride. They were shadowing my attempt to convince just ONE ohio voter to cast her ballot for Obama because he is a Muslim. There really is nothing wrong with being a Muslim, man. I am telling you.

Below the fold, are some of the photos I took. You can see the full set here. You must also go to Brett’s site and see what he was snapping, as I was snapping him. Brett is a friend and I have been a jealous fan of his work for a while. So, go see it.
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Say it like you mean it

What is with conservatives and the word ‘pakistan’? First, there was that insane Christopher Hitchens letter juju. And now comes the cry that Pock-i-stahn is so not the Amrikan pronunciation

As a native speaker of Urdu, let me help you out: Pay-Armi-stan, Palin-s-TAN, Pick-a-side-an, Powpow-sometan.

In any case, lets learn how to pronounce Obama’s name, properly.