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America’s Call To Arms / The Arms Of Government

In President Obama’s inaugural address he appealed to America to “pick itself up and dust itself off”. Republicans in the meantime appear determined to demonstrate that nothing has changed. Basking in what appears to be a self deluded state occasioned by voting 100% against the Democrats’ stimulus proposals in the house and close to that in the Senate, they believe they have Mr Obama’s measure. Regardless of the state of the economy, foreclosures, education, health care and the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Republican’s clear objective is to make life as difficult as possible for the President.

A Dear John Letter

But as bad judgement would have it, in looking for a running mate you got “impalined” by lipstick.The Alaskan red on a pitbull look. A little too aggressive for Estee Lauder to sell I believe. John since you’ve been palinised, you now seem paralysed. Why in the name of Arizona John, would you choose a running mate like Sarah Palin, aka, Barracuda?

November / America’s Roll of the Dice

We as citizens of other countries (aka foreigners) would be out of our cotton pickin’ minds if we didn’t study or follow what was happening in the United States,the world’s superpower. In particular making an effort to learn something of it’s history,its people,its multiculture and its form of national government,warts and all.

The State of the Media Vs The American State

The obstacle to which I refer is not Obama’s Republican opponent Senator John McCain.I am specifically referring to one of the most insidious elements in US society today. The mainstream American media. A corrosive, politically biased force with attitudes and an agenda capable of pervading and eroding the foundation principles of a democratic nation state.

Awaken The Sleeping Giant

The current catchcry from the Democrats and the disillusioned is “We need to take back our country”.Very noble, I’m sure. Sounds like something straight from the movie “Braveheart,” invoking images of raging Scots charging across the battlefield towards the English army and oblivion at Culloden in 1746, in a desperate final and failed fling, to rid themselves of an English King. Americans historically can identify with that goal.

Why The World needs Obama / Not McCain

American leaders need to appreciate that any attempt to impose their brand of democracy on others, unless invited is bound to fail. Democracy means different things to different people and is often in conflict with centuries old cultural and religious divides in many parts of the world. One size does not need to fit all, to achieve a more tolerant and peaceful world. Change always takes time, engagement, example, trust and understanding

The Accidental Hero

It has been said that McCains prime motivation in seeking the Presidency is to surpass his predecessors achievements. He wouldn’t be the first man with such a goal. Possibly it is also McCain’s love of power which drives him. That’s not new either. The words “Commander in chief” would be music to his ears and the majestic strains of “Hail to the Chief” would lead his top forty chart any time.

US Justice Dept Call * Passport Spying

The US Department of Justice has been called upon to investigate alleged passport security breaches of the personal files of Senator Barack Obama on three occasions since January and subsequently it is claimed, on the files of Senators Hillary Clinton and John McCain. JH.   ——— WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators from both parties on Sunday urged the Department […]