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• He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics

• He was known as “O’Bomber” at high school for his skill at basketball

• His name means “one who is blessed” in Swahili

• His favourite meal is wife Michelle’s shrimp linguini

• He won a Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir, Dreams From My Father

• He is left-handed – the sixth post-war president to be left-handed

• He has read every Harry Potter book

• He owns a set of red boxing gloves autographed by Muhammad Ali

• He worked in a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop as a teenager and now can’t stand ice cream

• His favourite snacks are chocolate-peanut protein bars

• He ate dog meat, snake meat, and roasted grasshopper while living in Indonesia

• He can speak Spanish

While on the campaign trail he refused to watch CNN and had sports channels on instead

• His favourite drink is black forest berry iced tea

He promised Michelle he would quit smoking before running for president – he didn’t

• He kept a pet ape called Tata while in Indonesia

• He can bench press an impressive 200lbs

• He was known as Barry until university when he asked to be addressed by his full name

His favourite book is Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

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Here are all my political thoughts from the year:

Obama’s slogan.

My Civic Duty:

I believe that voting is your civic duty, far under watching baseball but just above taking out the trash and often times I get those last two mixed up.

Buymyvote dot com.

I One Up The Religious Right:

Whenever someone tells me that won’t vote for the lesser of two evils, but only for the principled nominee I always one up them by telling them I write in Jesus’s name and vote for Him.

The Day I Lost My Faith in the American System.

The Presidential Candidate in 12 years.

On February 15th I predicted the next president of America. Keep in mind that this was before both nominees were chosen.

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