Yes, I voted for the loser…

Extraordinary number of calls, texts, and messages this morning. And I am just as shocked as everyone else… Some good comments from “Left Futures” this morning:

**The recoil against the dominant politics of the centre-left over last twenty years stands revealed for all to see. In short, the Third Way is over.

**In Britain, discontent has been mounting for more than three decades, rooted in the deindustrialisation that destroyed many communities long before globalisation got round to finishing the job. Cash for questions, cash for honours and the MPs expenses scandal have generated widespread disengagement from all major parties, culminating in the sort of widespread alienation as much at work in the Brexit vote as hostility towards the EU and immigration. Earth calling Planet Westminster, can you hear us?

So, what can we take from this?In short, all these tax-and-spend Liberals dressing out as Tories is about to come to a crushing end. Whilst political party membership is at an all time low both here and in the US, political interest has never been higher.  A great time to be in the middle of it all…

Too shocking to admit you are an American today…

After seeing what is going on in America today, it is too shocking to contemplate being an American today…  Somehow, this group of people calling themselves conservatives has done the unthinkable, they have decided to hold the good people who work for the US Federal Government hostage to their purely political quest to derail healthcare for the millions who can’t afford it. These are not conservatives, they are just thugs in very expensive suits, and they deserve to be treated with nothing other than contempt.  if any of the rest of us tried this, it would be called extortion…

This whole thing is just about protecting the revenues of the Insurance Companies that run the current system who are not remotely concerned with that half of the US that cannot possibly afford their healthcare in its current form…  Listening to President Obama last night, I couldn’t help wondering what these Tea Party idiots are thinking???  They took an oath of office to support and defend the constitution.  That constitution clearly stipultates how laws are made and implemented.  The new healthcare law that went into effect today was enacted according to all those parts of that constitution that they took an oath to enforce.

So, if you do what these people are doing, you are proclaiming yourself to be bigger than that constitution that you took an oath to enforce.  It would be different if there was some broad disagreement to the size or scope of the budget, but there isn’t.  It is only about this one issue, and Tea party only wants to de-fund this one law that was totally and properly enacted according to the constitution.  But now it has gone way above and beyond the issue of healthcare and is now an issue of the arrogance and ego indulgence.  if any American decides they are bigger than the constitution, then there is a real problem.  The answer?  That same constitution…  Start the recall petitions and vote them out…

Take another look at yourselves America…

Yet another week passes where the American Senate (their upper house) loses the will to live, actually the will to stand up to the gun lobby…  And yet another week passes where some kid takes a gun and slaughters innocent people. Great week not to be known as an American…  Interesting to watch the Boston Police take credit for such great police work in grabbing the 19 year old kid last night…

Success? Hardly…  So they search all the homes in the middle class working town of Watertown, and after they are done searching the very neighbourhood where the kid is holed up, they declare it safe.  Then a few minutes later some guy walks outside and notices the trail of blood going down his drive to his boat in the back garden, where he lifts the lid on the boat and finds the poor bleeding kid in his boat. And then, even with all the firepower on show this still precipitates a 1 hour shootout to get him in…  So, how did the Boston Police miss this???  What we have seen on the news in the last 48 hours in Boston is more firepower than most countries, and for what? To be outgunned by a couple of untrained amateur teenage terrorists???

So, these two kids blow up a bunch of people right in the open at the Boston Marathon with no attempt to hide themselves, drive openly around the Boston area, rob a store, kill another cop at MIT, get in a high speed chase, chuck live bombs at the pursuing officers, and still  the 19 year old gets away???  As Janet said to me this morning, where was Jack Bauer???  Out of the thousands of cops and their hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition, where was the one guy who might have done something?  Oh that’s right, he was busy lobbying to stop any gun control in the US.  I just want to ask my countrymen: don’t you get it?  The King has no clothes…

Could we find even one American Senator who has any balls whatsoever?  At the entrance to the Senate they don’t need to bother with a metal detector, they need a scrotum checker…  No balls, no go…

Starting The Day With A Moment Of Silence…

I’d hope we could all start the day with a moment of silence for the 3 people killed and 100+ people injured yesterday at the Boston Marathon. I grew up not far from there…  Sporting events should be sacred safety zones for these insane terrorists, but nothing is out of reach for them.  By now we will all have seen the video clips of the actual explosions, although so far we have been spared viewing the loss of life and the dozens of limbs ripped off from the incredibly innocent people cheering on their friends to the finish.

This cowardly act of terrorism was particularly putrid, in that these animals targeted the “normal people” that run in these things.  There were 23,000 people out there. The winners run it in just over 2 hours.  At the 4 hour mark, all the “real runners” had long since finished… This was all the recreational runners who were just there to run through the real streets of Boston to say they did.  Normal people, family people, people just trying to reach a personal goal… Our society needs prayer for the normal people, God bless them…

So Who Won???

So, the bigger question is not who won, but who lost in the US this morning???  As one commentator I saw on Sky this morning said: Romney just ran out of white people to vote for him…  America is more racially divided today than ever.  73% of Latinos and 93% of Blacks voted against him.  All of my life growing up in America, there have been thousands of programmes to redress the racial divide, from school bussing, to all sorts of goverment entitlement plans.  And what have they accomplished?  That’s right, the square root of zero…  Government cannot change the way people think, despite what they themselves think, it’s just not happening.  Not here, not there, not nowhere.

No matter what Americans tell you, they are a lot better off than they were 50 years ago, so why do they hold onto their base hatred and distrust of the other races?  Who knows, the answer to that is above my “pay grade”…  But what I do know is that most of the country is like a bunch of “Lewis Hamiltons”, ungrateful little bast**ds…  Minimum wage in America entitles you to live like a King in most of the rest of the world, and a big part of Europe.  Most of Spain would break your arm for minimum wage job.  So, why don’t we all hate each other like the Americans do?  Well maybe, just maybe it’s not about the money.  Maybe we have figured out here that we are leaving this world with exactly what we arrived with, nothing.  Could someone please tell my countrymen this?  Maybe there is some hope for them…