Tuesday, 20 January 2009


I must at least acknowledge the fact that we have a new President. I say "we" deliberately, because,
1: I regard myself as partly American after living there 16 years,
2:, because the decisions U.S. presidents make affect everyone on the planet, as Obama´s predecessor regularly demonstrated.
So, best of luck, Barak, Chum.
If you can simply make things less ghastly, you will have done plenty.
The Onion got it nearly right: BLACK MAN GIVEN NATION´S WORST JOB, except that it should have said, WORLD´S worst job.


Revolutions are the locomotives of history.
Karl Marx

Farewell poem for Dick Cheney (and Donald Rumsfeld, remember him?)

Epitaph on a Tyrant

by W. H. Auden
Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after,
And the poetry he invented was easy to understand;
He knew human folly like the back of his hand,
And was greatly interested in armies and fleets;
When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter,
And when he cried the little children died in the streets.

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