It is easy to say that all politics and all government is bad and should not exist. Well, how about murdering your neighbour because there was no law to prohibit killing a neighbour? Or would you like your wife, sister, or daughter to be raped because there is no government to enforce a law that says it is a crime?
Most of my American friends who oppose president Obama have said that they want less government. I tend to agree with my friends. Not only America but most countries in the World need less government.
We Europeans need either less or more powers to be handed to a European government. If the European commission wants to get more to say about, we need a democratic union, whereby all of the present 27 member countries are all but states. It would be democratic but probably not politically correct, far less possible to achieve.
I do not even remember the name of the guy who is supposed to be the president of Europe. Why should I? He has nothing to say and nothing to say about.
I do know that I like president Obama. That guy I trust
What about turning the cups upside down? According to Onion, Mexico is building a border wall to “keep the American assholes out”. Hilarious.
Tags: Barack Obama
JibJab usually awaits another electoral season before making anothe funny presidential video but now they have come out with their remarks on the first months of Barack Obama’s presidency. Whether you like Obama or not, got to admit that the clip is funny.
via Johan Ingerö
Tags: Barack Obama
Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama in action against “air attack”
Tags: cell phone, common decency, manners
I have not used a cell phone for three years and I am not missing the damned thing a second. There are apparently still quite a lot of people who do not understand that it is utterly impolite to have a cell switched on at every moment anywhere they go. I am glad that White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs made a point of it.
Tags: hillary clinton
It may not be such a big deal that Hillary Clinton accidentally referred to EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana as “High Representative Solano”. And we should probably not pay much attention to the mishap of calling European Commission External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner “Benito”, as in Benito Mussolini. These things just happen, no fuzz about it.
Secretary Clinton is absolutely right to point out that the American democracy has “been around a lot longer than European democracy“. After all, democracy has only been “around”, as it were, in Europe for about 2500 years. Even a child would understand that 2500 years is much less than the 233 years of democracy in America.
Clinton also had some fresh and interesting views about the ideal number of political parties in a democratic society:
I have never understood multiparty democracy. It is hard enough with two parties to come to any resolution
I bet she would prefer just one party. Then again, that model has been tried in parts of Europe with not so good results.
Hillary Clinton did indeed speak words of wisdom in Brussels. The European climate must have a stimulating effect on her brain. All of us remember her earlier experience in Bosnia where she landed under sniper fire.
You may be sleepless in Seattle but Seattle is definitely not a good place to get arrested in. Getting arrested is not a pleasure anywhere but in Seattle it may cause you a serious headache.
Read all about the first garden in NYT.
Tags: Dick Cheney
The US vice president is a heartbeat from the presidency as they say. It is just a bit more than a month to go before Obama and Biden occupy the White House but I sure hope that George W Bush is going to be alive and well these remaining days of his presidency. I would not like to see Dick Cheney as president, not even the short time left.
Cheney would be a bad president. Not as bad as Sarah Palin but worse than Bush which is quite a lot to say. The reason I think so is that Cheney stands 100 % for the policies of the Bush administration but unlike Bush and Palin, he understands all about it. I just read a summary of his interview and it gave me goose bumps.
Tags: Barack Obama
When Barack Obama made his first weekly Tube address for a few weeks ago I complained that it was “somewhat thin of substance”. That can not be said about today’s address. The president-elect actually makes sense.
Tags: Barack Obama
President-elect Barack Obama has for the first time released his so called weekly address as a YoutTube video and intends to do the same every week. That seems to be the most important news you can say about this week’s address. Other than looking and sounding very presidential, the address was somewhat thin of substance.
On the other hand, Obama is not president yet which puts a limit to how much news he can deliver. I expect that to change once he is sworn in.
I hear that I would be 75 % more qualified than Mrs. P. If you take her as a measure I might even feel insulted to get such a low score. The governor of Alaska is yesterday’s news.
|You are 75% more qualified than Sarah Palin. Sure, your resume is missing a few things, but you’ve got the experience where it counts. You know that the hard-working men and women of America deserve a government that will work for them, and that there’s nothing “average” about a plumber that makes $200,000 per year.|
|Find Your Character @ BrainFall.com|
I have posted this clip before but it deserves to be posted again. Thinking about that Eskimo poetry.
Now that we got that old detail out of the table, it is time to get on with the real work. Yes we can!
Tags: mccain, obama
It is no secret where my sympathy has been in the US presidential election so I am naturally more than happy with the outcome. That said, I must give Senator John McCain strong credit for the best consession speech I remember having ever heard. I am naturally submitting my congratulations to president-elect Obama but I want to use this space to post all of Sen McCain’s speech. I wish him all the best.
Tags: Marc-Antoine Audette, nicolas sarkozy, sarah palin
Sarah Palin got pranked the other day by Montreal comedian Marc-Antoine Audette calling from radio station CKOI. “The Masked Avengers” were pretending to be the French president Nicolas Sarkozy.
I would love to make fun of Gov. Palin but I do not need to. She does it all by herself.