Category Archives: Barack Obama

South Bronx is just as important as Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall

It is lovely to watch a US President taking the oath of office and not be scared. The feeling of dread I experienced in 1981 and 2001 when Reagan and the younger Bush took office was not pleasant. While Barack … Continue reading

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What if Iran talked about holocaust and returning somewhere to the Middle Ages?

Can you just imagine the outcry if Iran’s President Ahmadinejad came out with comments like wanting to send somewhere back to the Middle Ages. What if he talked about inflicting a holocaust on a particular people? And then had his … Continue reading

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Just stop the killing in Gaza

Ok, I’ve had enough. Will somebody please take Israel by the scruff of the neck and get them told that bombarding Gaza, causing immense suffering and a humanitarian crisis, is just not on. I’m looking at you, Barack Obama and … Continue reading

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Happy Rennieversary to Willie and Janet

Exactly 4 weeks ago, we all saw Barack Obama mention his 20th wedding anniversary as he started the first presidential debate. I will eat my own iPhone if Willie Rennie does similar in Holyrood this afternoon, but the occasion should … Continue reading

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Nick could learn from Barack’s State of the Union preparation

I spent some time yesterday evening geeking out on the White House website in advance of tonight’s State of the Union address. This is the annual prestige occasion when the US President addresses both houses of Congress on where the … Continue reading

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Please don’t get the idea that Mitt Romney is a moderate…..

A Facebook friend of mine last night summed up my feelings about the Republican caucuses in Iowa perfectly when he said: Looking forward to finding out what flat earth, anti-woman, homophobic, creationist, global warming denier the Republicans vote for in … Continue reading


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Campaign activists get to have dinner with Barack Obama

I just love this – and I love how natural Obama is with these people. I love all the details about how he spends his days, too. The other thing is, watching the West Wing, you get the idea that … Continue reading

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Oi, media, were you asleep last year when Clegg effigies were being hanged?

There’s a lot of fuss in the media about the entirely tasteless antics of St Andrew’s university students in burning an effigy of Barack Obama. It’s a crude ritual that really should not happen in a modern, liberal society. No … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin admits her defeat, but don’t write off the GOP yet

So, Sarah Palin is going to spend her time with “God, family and country” over the next few years. After “much prayer and serious consideration” she won’t be running for President. Cynics might say that this is less to do … Continue reading

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>So Bin Laden’s dead – but what now?

>I really didn’t get enough sleep last night. It was after midnight when I finally got to bed, and 5:40 when I woke up and saw the news that Osama Bin Laden had been found and killed by US special … Continue reading

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