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Back in the USA!

November 8, 2013

After a six-day trip to London and Edinburgh I’m back in the States, readjusting to the time and temperature.  The UK is a fun place to visit.  Among everything else, it’s the little things that make it interesting — the accents, pub life (no TVs to be found!), all that singing and chanting at the [...]

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Romney’s Hiccups in London

July 26, 2012

While presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney tours a number of countries over the next few weeks, he’s currently in London for tomorrow night’s 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies.  In the meantime, he met with Prime Minister David Cameron and others to talk about the games, etc., which offered a small moment of tension — Romney [...]

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Obama’s Asia Trip, Bush’s Book Tour Offer Contrast

November 14, 2010

President Obama is on his way home from his $200 million to $2 billion trip to Asia (no one’s coming forward with trusted ballpark figures so those are the generally accepted bookends).  There were lots of photo-ops of him and Michelle dancing, having a great time, Obama giving speeches to interested audiences, glad-handing lots of [...]

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UK EcoNazi Ad a Little Nuts

October 4, 2010

I thought this bizarre ad from across the pond needed to have one more voice added to the echo chamber in criticizing its inept creepiness.  It’s not funny-creepy like the “Green Police” Super Bowl ad was.  Nope, this is the kind of ad that EcoNazis think might be somehow clever, but to the unbrainwashed masses [...]

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Brighton (UK) Tea Party Update

March 1, 2010

Well, keep in mind that they’re British and they do mean well.  Saturday’s Brighton Tea Party managed to attract around 300 people (some having to be turned away due to room occupancy issues) in what turns out to be a very “Green” (read: “Red”) locale.  As Daniel Hannan said on his blog: “If you can [...]

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Climate Change is Natural? You Don’t Say…

December 15, 2009

Today, the UK’s Daily Express listed 100 Reasons why climate change is natural.  Well, of course it is!  But, apparently with all the craziness in Copenhagen, this UK news source has decided to list some pretty common sense factoids for one to chew on. Not all on this list are completely airtight, but neither are [...]

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Obama In Over His Head

March 11, 2009

The signs are becoming increasingly clear that Obama is in way over his head.  Supporters tout the quick passage of the stimulus and omnibus, but those were practically inevitable given the large majorities enjoyed by the Democrats in Congress.  Yet with the first fifty days of his presidency in the history books, his missteps far [...]

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Snubbing Brits an Example of Obama’s Twisted Priorities

March 8, 2009

For those of us who root for the Conservative Party when following British politics, watching Gordon Brown’s disastrous trip to the United States was a treat because it was merely the most recent episode of what has become a Labour Party trainwreck.  Although Brown’s trip was entertaining to follow from that perspective, the American in [...]

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Catholic Schools Catering to Muslims?

December 2, 2008

The Bishops of England and Wales are now catering to Muslim demands.  According to a report in the UK Daily Mail, the Bishops of England and Wales are requiring Catholic Schools to install Muslim prayer rooms and to ensure that toilet facilities cater to Muslim cleaning rituals. Say what?  Although 30% of students at UK [...]

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Some Joyless Brits Want To Ban Happy Hour

November 9, 2008

It’s no secret that our British friends like to have a good time with the drink.  I look back upon my own time doing it with them with great fondness. Unfortunately, some British lawmakers are allowing their love of government to trump the right of the individual to enjoy his free time.  Some British lawmakers [...]

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Sharia Law Creeping Across Britain

September 15, 2008

Over the past year, many sharia court decisions in the UK have been backed by the force of law. The legal justification is an Act of Parliament which permits courts to enforce arbitration decisions. On the surface, this justification is nothing extraordinary. Many legal systems, including our own, look favorably upon and even encourage alternative [...]

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