Everything has changed. It has happened very quickly. Things that were important no longer matter. The Premier League, the NBA, the Euro's, the golf (Masters, PGA tour, the Ryder Cup), and the Olympic games all centerpieces of the 2020 calendar are suspended, postponed, or canceled. Other major cultural and leisure activities have also not happened … Continue reading All Changed-Changed Utterly.A New Normal.
Up until this point, the democratic debates haven't been very enlightening as there have been far too many candidates on the stage, so topics got little more than a superficial treatment. There were, broadly speaking, two distinct camps, (1) the progressive camp and (2) the moderate camp. The significant difference between the two camps was … Continue reading Democrat Debate (Nevada 2020)
"Oh Jeremy Corbyn, Oh Jeremey Corbyn…." was sung at the Labour leaders rallies and even by football supporters at premier league games. It was believed that he was creating a "youthquake" that would shock the Tories and ensure that Boris Johnson's reign as British Prime Minister would be a very short one. Now, after the … Continue reading The British General Election, 2019 (The Brexit Election)
As the early results of the 2016 election came in, it looked like the United States was indeed about to have its first female President. The networks were calling the early reporting states on the East coast for Hillary Clinton. The talking heads on T.V. had some discussion about the margin of her lead being … Continue reading Why did Trump win the 2016 Election?
As we walked back to the car after I collected my daughter from school, she began telling me about her day. "We had a lockdown drill today, dad." "How was that?" I asked. "It sucks," was her reply. After I had a little chuckle to myself over her use of the Americanism, "it sucks" I … Continue reading Why America is Not Great (Part 1)
"Are people's teeth in Ireland as bad as the rest of the UK?", my child's larger than life dentist asked me. We were meeting him for a consultation to see if our daughter needed to get braces. He admitted that he was quite shocked at how crooked teeth were in the UK. He said it … Continue reading Socialised Medicine vs Private Insurance
My daughter is taking part in her school play "Schoolhouse Rock". One of the songs that she is learning is "The Great American Melting Pot". The song is about how people from Russia and Italy were inspired by "Lady Liberty" and her book of recipes to come to America where "life might let them win". … Continue reading What Makes America Great? Part 1.
The first time I ever heard Barrack Obama speak I had to sit down. So did my wife. We were in the Big Apple for a short break, and we were getting ready to go out for dinner and a night out in Manhattan. It was our first time in New York, and we were … Continue reading Barack Obama