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January 19, 2009

Photos thus far

Aggregated from: England for Obama

Click on the photo below for shots I’ve taken since arriving Washington. The weather/light wasn’t great today - very grey and overcast - which never makes for very good pictures (at least on a little 800 ISO Ixus), but still. There are ones from the inaugural concert - I watched it from ...

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Aggregated from: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying

   2 days left…   …and the excitement and anticipation in this town is palpable. I have my warm clothes, the wool socks, the hat and gloves all ready for Tuesday. I’ve got my walking route planned for the 3 mile hike over the Potomac and onto the Mall. Let̵...

January 14, 2009

Bush’s final press conference

Aggregated from: England for Obama

If you’re like me, you started to watch George Bush’s last press conference, and gave up after about 30 seconds because it made you so mad. So here, instead, was Keith Olbermann’s coverage of it (ie the conference in nice, palatable chunks broken up by comment/sarcarsm/fact-correc...

January 13, 2009

George Bush is a Hot Mess

Aggregated from: VivirLatino

I just got finished listening to the last Bush presidential press conference ever (let the celebrations begin!), and all I can do is shake my head. What a mess that man is. One of the most telling lines in the conference was when Bush talked about how "the presidency never leaves you! You can never ...

To move on, or not to move on?

Aggregated from: England for Obama

That’s the question facing Obama when it comes to pursuing the Bush administration for crimes such as torture and wire-tapping. And from the sounds of his interview on ABC yesterday, he’s still unsure (watch the video here). As the Huffington Post piece notes, however: “As pointed ...

What do the following men have in common?

Aggregated from: England for Obama

1. John McCain 2. Joe Biden 3. Colin Powell Apart from all being prominent American male political figures, that is. And all being white (like Stephen Colbert, I don’t see colour). Give up? They’ve all got a great track record on bipartisanship. Well, a good enough track record to be hon...

On Closing Gitmo: What Glenn Greenwald Won’t Talk About

Aggregated from: PoliGazette

Responding to reports that Obama is dealing with the practical problems of translating campaign promises into real-world policy-making, far-left purist Glenn Greenwald has another in his long series of screedsabout torture and Guantanemo Bay up today.  But within the usual nest of multiple upd...

G.W Bush Golden Moments :)

Aggregated from: Egyptian chronicles

Honestly what I am going to miss is these golden moments of G.W Bush where he shares with the rest of the world his wisdom and insight !! Technorati Tags: G.W Bush,America,President,News,World,international,Politics ...

Obama In Over His Head

Aggregated from: The Strong Conservative

It's becoming increasingly clear that Obama has no idea what he's doing. The junior senator from IL lack the experience and knowledge to effectively manage the country in times of economic difficulty let alone a crisis. The current situation is not a crisis, although the media and Obama would like...

Kenyan choir to perform at Obama's inauguration

Aggregated from: Global Voices Online » U.S.A.

Kenyanpoet reports that a Kenyan choir will perform during the inauguration of the US president elect Barack Obama on January 20, and that “they have prepared a special repertoire of African choral music to remind Mr Obama of his African roots”. ...