It warms my heart to no end that a majority of the people in the United States voted for President Barack Obama to have another four more years. May God guide and protect him during this historic second term. A real triumph and proof that his 2008 victory wasn’t a fluke.
I thought the Norwegian Nobel Committee was having a laugh when they announced that the Peace Prize would be given to the European Union this year. Then I reread Elie Wiesel’s autobiography Night which details his horrific experience of being in a Nazi death camp and warmed to the idea. Sure the European Union is currently in economic crisis but it has been relatively peaceful since World War II.
But really how could the Committee overlook the European Union’s inability to act more quickly during the 1990s Yugoslav Wars? Granted the death toll is not on the scale as what happened at the Nazi death camps, but it was all still horrific nonetheless. So shouldn’t that disqualify the European Union from getting an award of this kind? Apparently not!
Anyway, if you haven’t read Night, give it a read. Elie Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize for 1986 as his memoir and subsequent work to fight the forces of evil encourages “peace, atonement and humanity dignity” for all.
I haven’t been paying much attention to the 2012 American Presidential Election as the thought of Mitt Romney in the White House is just too unsettling. So fingers crossed that it doesn’t become a reality in November and oh yeah, good to see that one of my childhood heros shares my option!
What a great tribute to Senator Edward “Teddy” Kennedy at the 2012 Democratic National Convention which also manages to sneak in an attack on Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney. Basically, it revives the accusation that Romney is a flip-flopper.
Anyway, watching the video brought back such wonderful memories of the Senator and couldn’t held but shout: “Teddy … Teddy … Teddy.” The dream definitely still lives on! And so here is hoping that President Obama who isn’t perfect by any means, gets another four years. The risks are too great to trust the Presidency to a man (Romney) who changes his position based on the direction of the wind.
Boris Johnson the current Mayor of London is tipped to be the future leader of the British Conservative Party and eventual Prime Minister. So let’s hope that when he does get back into Parliament, he will start acting less like a buffoon and more like a serious politician. Don’t get me wrong, I do like a politician who is of the people and is quite personable, but Boris takes it all a bit too far and often makes a fool of himself. Thus, to think that he could be at centre of British power is scary. The man is all personality and no substance.