My Prime Minister Is A “Fellow Left-Hander”, Not The Leader Of Malawi In Disguise

This week is the week that the Prime Minister of my country visited the country I am in.  Exciting times.  Got a few stories to share.

In this story, PM Lee Hsien Loong credited a train attendant for being normal (thanks Jon for the lead).

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, with his wife Ho Ching, sharing a light moment with train lead service attendant John Laliberte, 57, on being a fellow left-hander after Mr Laliberte took his meal order. They were travelling on the regular Acela Express from Washington, DC to New York City on Wednesday. -- ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, with his wife Ho Ching, sharing a light moment with train lead service attendant John Laliberte, 57, on being a fellow left-hander after Mr Laliberte took his meal order. They were travelling on the regular Acela Express from Washington, DC to New York City on Wednesday. — ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN

This after meeting President Obama the most powerful lefty in the world. Here they are seen trying to cope with the demands of a right-handed world.

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And finally, the Pentagon loaded of a video of the Malawi Leader received by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and titled the video as PM Lee’s visit (this is a useless link showing that the Pentagon has already removed the vid, let me know if you clicked it, and I will have a good laugh at you, then refer you to this link which beat our friends at The Pentagon Channel to it).  This caused a huge furore amongst 40% of the population in my home, with another 40% unaware and apathetic, and the remaining 20% illiterate.

I’m not an Englishman in New York, but I think I know how Sting felt.

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Lefty Blog’s Endorsement of Whoever’s Left in the Presidential Election

Following our fellow reputable publishers The New York Times and The Economist, this blog has something to say about this election.

After a fierce campaign so close as if trying to tell one’s left hand from one’s right, it is time for Americans to choose their President.  And so it is for the rest of the world, never mind that they have no say on the matter whatsoever—my son who is in elementary school is still being asked by his teacher to vote in class tomorrow, never mind that he is underaged, and not a citizen. Now even though at this point the left hand (read: rest of the world) does not know yet what the right hand (read: Yanks) is going to do, it will all become clear, perhaps even before the last Californian at the poll booth votes—that is, if the West Coast states; also known as the left-hand-side of America; know there is an election going on, given how little they have seen of their candidates.

The election of Barack Obama as the 8th left-handed president of the United States was a landmark for us minorities, and cut our ever-closing American president handedness deficit to 28 (8-36).  However we would have to agree with the NYT on the fact that his election did not usher in a new era for minorities in America, given that he did not pass any new legislation that recognized our rights as minorities during his term in charge.  However, we believe that such legislation, although firmly out of left field, remains a greater possibility under Obama.  Our hopes are left slightly dimmed but unextinguished.

Voters need to know the last four right-handed presidents since Kennedy.  They are: Johnson, Nixon, Carter and W. Bush. Compare their tenures with those of the last four left-handed presidents: Reagan, H.W. Bush, Clinton and Obama.

This is in fact all that we have to say that is relevant to the election (we are after all a small publication).  The rest is left to you, the (eligible) voter.  The picture below sums up our choice for the 2012 presidential election (and serves as evidence for those of little faith in our fact-checking).

(We are not sure why we use the word we to describe ourselves, when there is clearly only me behind this publication.  Sure sounds a lot more authoritative though.)