Tag Archives: Barack Obama

A Set of Experiences, President Obama: Trayvon Martin

Pundits across the Left, Right and Centre have discussed the Trayvon Martin case. Far from the US, in Europe and Britain it has not escaped comment. Yet few have put their finger on the issue as President Obama does. This … Continue reading

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Boycotting Israel, Banning Women And The Crazed Right Wing

There is an up-and-coming election in Israel, and my bet is that many Western “anti-Zionists” would pick Benjamin Netanyahu, if they had a vote. They must positively love Israel’s politically clumsy and callous Prime Minister. Ever opportunistic those actively behind … Continue reading

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Post US 2012 Presidential Election Thoughts

A random pile of US election insights, links and wit. Fox News didn’t have a good night, Watch Fox News Chew Its Own Leg Off in a Fury of Recrimination. Huff Post and idiotic GOPers, US Election: The Funniest Angry … Continue reading

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Donald Trump And The Egalitarianism Of Twitter

There is one marvellous aspect to Twitter, its egalitarianism. Class, skin colour, gender, sexual orientation and wealth are all irrelevant. It doesn’t matter if you’re a billionaire, a millionaire or just someone with access to the Internet, you are all … Continue reading

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US Presidential Election 2012 Part Round Up

This is a partial round up of the US Presidential Election 2012, it is highly subjective as it is still going on and the final votes are not in yet. If Romney wins as a picture! The BBC’s America votes: … Continue reading

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That Letter to President Obama

Elections are often dirty affairs and politics rarely brings out the best in us, but this letter is delightful: “Dear Barack Obama, It’s Sophia Bailey Klugh. Your friend who invited you to dinner. You don’t remember okay that’s fine. But … Continue reading

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Rounding Up Romney, Sesame Street And The World

The US Presidential election is almost over, in a day or two voting will be completed and the counting starts. Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate, has received a more than fair hearing by the world’s media, but as far I … Continue reading

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Last Presidential Debate 2012

I didn’t watch the whole debate, but Obama looked tired in this BBC clip. There are some videos at the Beeb which give a greater flavour of the debate. I thought the Presidential debate: Obama’s ‘horse and bayonet’ jibe was … Continue reading

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The US, Food Banks And Real People

Gary Younge’s description of real Americans discussing their once well-off circumstances and the need for food banks is a reminder of how precarious existence can be: “Mark’s fortunes began to change in the summer of 2009 when was a human … Continue reading

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US Presidential Debate: Obama vs Romney

This clip from BBC news is good at summing up the second US Presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney of 2012. I must say, I find the thought of Romney as US President to be frightening, he’s in … Continue reading

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