I found this article on the BBC website to be in equal measures interesting and depressing.Â It is called Why do people vote against their best interests? and is about the US healthcare issue, but really has lessons for the left over here too.
Entries Tagged as 'USA'
February 1st, 2010 · Comments Off on LA Rain · Life
I can’t say I was surprised by this story.Â When I went to Los Angeles it rained for a couple of days.Â There were roads closed, and on one journey we were on a freeway and where it dipped under a junction there was a good 40cm of water to get through. I guess the […]
May 2nd, 2009 · 4 Comments · Life
I am going to have to move Chicago further up my list of places to go to – if only for the chance to stand on the ledge.
November 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Philadelphia Freedom · Politics
Earlier in the month I was rambling about the US political system and its differences to ours.Â I forgot a couple: one good and one bad.
November 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Paint It Black · Politics
I figure that enough time has passed since the US elections to be able to reflect on it a little more objectively, rather than in the over-cooked excitement of the immediate aftermath – and perhaps that is something Trevor Phillips should have done.
November 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on New Sensation · Politics
Yet again I find myself agreeing with David Cameron.Â This time it is regarding the nice reference he made to to David Milliband when he said: “Barack Obama is the first of a new generation of leaders who will deliver change”
For election liveblogging with a difference, pop over to Chase me ladies, I’m the cavalry. Always guaranteed to have his own perspective…
Having watched the end of the footie, I started watching the US election coverage on ITV.Â That did not last long.Â As soon as Alastair Stewart mentioned the “Mason-Dixie line” the second time my inner pedant reached for the remote and switched to the BBC, where immediately Dimbleby refered to “North Hampshire”. I can live […]
I was going to download Fela Kuti’s The Black President tonight in anticipation of Obama’s success (or to cheer me up otherwise) but my favourite download site doesn’t have it…Â I could probably take the time to find all the individual tracks off other, non-compilation, albums but I am in a bit of a rush. […]
September 10th, 2008 · 23 Comments · Politics
I’m not too keen on this Sarah Palin woman, and for so many reasons. Her pregnant daughter, however, is not one of them.Â As far as I am concerned that should have no relevence to the election or be any reflection on Palin.Â Even her habit of choosing names for her children that Frank Zappa […]