Tag: Obama

And now for the football results

Moscow Dynamo–Three——Washington Wonderers—–Nil To be honest, it wasn’t even a close match. In the opening minutes, Moscow Dynamo’s energetic centre forward, President (Vlad the Invader) Putin adroitly blindsided the entire Washington team and annexed the Crimea. Washington team captain President…

Beware the smiling bear

Vlad the Invader, Russia’s President Putin, freed from the bothersome necessity of having to fight any meaningful election campaigns, has been playing a long game. After successfully annexing the Crimea and cowing any Crimean opposition by the tried and tested, Stalinist…

The World according to Kilgore

Just to recap: Russia is in the process of invading Ukraine and Putin is, outwardly at least, convinced that he will get away with it. The West is resolutely backing the wrong horse in Syria, with the CIA ‘secretly’ training…

Strange bedfellows

Oh what a tangled web we weave: The BBC have been airing a series of programmes this week about Syrian refugees. In the main, presenter Mishal Husain has been doing a balanced job. Until this morning when it became subtly…

Doubts and dithering in a dangerous world

Democracy in action. Today, Friday 26th September, ‘Mother of all Parliaments’ will be taking a momentous vote. It is not the subject of the vote–to bomb ISIS in Iraq or not–that is momentous, rather it is the fact that a…

That was the year that was

It’s that time of the year when most journalists and commentators review the past year and what they’ve written about during that year. You can read about notable passings on other sites, I’ll just mention Sir David Frost. Those in…

Diplomatic dancing

Bow to your partners The first of the partners to take a bow should be the British Parliament. For I am sure a variety of reasons they rejected military action against Syria. Despite the British Government’s decision not to go…

A tale of two dictatorships

Syria There is not much doubt that some sort of chemical weapons have been used in an attack on the Ghouta region of the suburbs of Damascus. Most observers seem united in the view that the footage of the victims…

Do Chickens like Rock and Roll?

Happy Hens? This might appear to be an odd question but bear with me. Everybody knows (oh really?) that happy hens lay tastier eggs so the logic is that free-range eggs are best. Is this necessarily so? Allowed to roam…

They think it’s all over

It is now and it wasn’t even close So now we know and the answer wasn’t forty-two it was Obama. The professional pollsters   got it right and the professional pundits got it wrong. I ask you, how embarrassing is…

All the Presidents are Men

So, you want to be President of America do you?   In the run up to the American November Presidential elections it’s amusingly distracting to put the  actual policies of the candidates to one side, always provided you can determine…