Friday, August 29, 2008

Obama speech

I was unable to sleep last night and came down stairs for a cup of tea and ended up watching the US Democrat Convention in Denver. You folks sure as hell know how to do politics when it comes to a rally. The speech by Obama must have delivered more than even his harshest critic could have hoped for. Along side the speech by Al Gore I have no doubt the people of America will have no option other than to vote for change, and lets face it if ever it was needed it is now.

My only concern is that some of this rhetoric and enthusiasm was shown as Tony Blair began his campaign to become PM in the UK many years ago now. Had I know he was to turn into a Conservative along the way I would never have voted for him.

I only hope the clothes Obama wears do not also turn into that of a Wolf.


Monday, August 25, 2008


The son of a friend of ours was last night set upon by a gang of lads whilst walking home from a night out with his friends. He serves in the British Armed Forces and has had a tour of duty in Iraq. He left a night club early after celebrating a mate’s twenty-first birthday to be with his expectant wife and son. He was attacked whilst walking to a taxi rank for a ride home. I can only hope that the cowards that did this are one day unfortunate enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

It must be bad enough not knowing who the enemy are whilst in places like Iraq but to have similar in your own country is just disgraceful.

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Game over

What am I to do now that the Beijing Olympics are coming to an end? When I get up in the early hours of the morning I will have nothing to watch on TV and now hoping for another Gold medal for Team GB.
We have just had our most successful games ever and in four years time we will be hoping for a similar, if not better, result then. I am still annoyed that the UK still felt the need to bid for and hold the Games in the London when money, time and effort should have been put into a second attempt by the City of Manchester, if not then perhaps a more central City such as Birmingham. Although I appreciate the ‘feel good’ factor the Games can bring I am not so sure that having most of the facilities in London will benefit the Country as a whole when most UK citizens rarely, if ever, visit the Capital city.
The Midlands already lost out to the building of the National football stadium at Wembley and if it had been situated centrally in the Country we may not have had the delay and overspend before the stadium was eventually opened and let’s hope that the same mistakes are not made with the Olympic building programmes.

I guess I will have to get back to taking notice of the more important things on the World stage that affect mankind in a less than favourable manner than the success of the Games.