U.S. electorate embraces Sanity…for 24 hours at least

7 11 2012

So that is it…it’s all over.

Forty-seven years of campaigning, $47 trillion billion spent and the creation of a carbon footprint that may take some shifting for future generations.

Mitt lost, Obama won. Donald Trump got annoyed and Fox News had to break the news to Karl Rove that  the projections in battleground states were probably right.

Sanity seemed to prevail in the end as millions of voters decided that Mitt wasn’t the right option and that they would stick with the bloke with the nice smile instead.

Well done. Read the rest of this entry »


Everywhere I Go…George is with Me

20 02 2012

Americans do like a Federal Holiday.

Throughout the year there are eleven of these days and they normally have something to do with an important historical event or the recognition of a person (or persons) responsible for putting the country on the right path.

Today, we are thinking about Presidents. Mainly the ones who shaped the USA into the force of nature that it has become while also considering some of the men who may not have done the job quite as well as their election promises had claimed they would.

Officially, this federal holiday on the third Monday in February was originally conceived to honor George Washington. He was the first President of the United States, was the bloke who led the country to victory over the colonial oppressors from the tiny island across the pond and now stares impassively out from the one dollar bills that I always find in my back pocket after a night out.

To put it simply, Washington was the blueprint for all presidents since. Read the rest of this entry »

The Land of the Free and the Home of the Cave

2 08 2011

Three years ago, the Democrats had to choose to between two individuals as to who would be sent into battle against the retreating forces of the Republicans.

The road to this moment in time had been long and hard with both candidates not averse to disputing whether the other would be fit to lead the country in the event of being elected by the US public.

Even if the aging Republican nomination and his Mama Grizzly running mate seemed like the insane chance for a country that was beginning to realize the true legacy of George W. Bush.

Hillary Clinton – wife of a man who struggled to keep his Johnson in his boxer shorts –  had been critical of her opponent ‘s approach to leading the country saying that “none of the problems we face will be easily solved. Now, I could stand up here and say, ‘Let’s just get everybody together. Let’s get unified. The sky will open. The light will come down. Celestial choirs will be singing and everyone will know we should do the right thing and the world will be perfect.'”

Three years later, it is hard to admit but perhaps Hillary might have been right. Read the rest of this entry »