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. TODAY´S THOUGHT 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.