Linkblogging for 20/01/09 – The Obama Edition…

Just linkblogs tonight, as I’ve got back home from work and found the lightbulb’s blown in the living room, where my computer is. I can read the screen, but typing’s a pain…

Is he finally gone, by the way? Is that sociopathic cretin finally out of the job for which he was the least-suited person in history? I still can’t believe that we’ll finally have a ‘leader of the free world’ who’s only a right-winger with almost no experience. At least we can expect Obama not to actually drop nuclear bombs on Ireland because someone in Sweden looked at him funny…

As you might expect, there’s a little bit of an Obama/post-Bush feel to the links I’ve picked up today…

First, Unity at ‘Liberal’ Conspiracy explains why we can’t have a British Obama. I’ve been saying this to anyone who’ll listen for ages – Britain’s different governmental system and different history with regard to race make the idea of a ‘British Obama’ about as meaningful as an Anglican Pope.

Via Richard Stallman, an article on some of the real causes of the economic crash we’ve seen. Particularly apropos is the phrase “London thus became for New York something akin to what Guantánamo Bay would become for Washington: the place where you could do abroad what you could not do back home; in this instance, a location for regulatory arbitrage.”

And speaking of Guantánamo, Amnesty have a petition that you need to sign, if you want to ensure that Obama really *does* bring in ‘change’…

In non-Obama news, Pillock is interviewing the Mindless Ones, Millennium is making fun of Daddy Alex a bit , evidence that the universe is a hologram, and Marc Oliver reviews Final Crisis

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1 Response to Linkblogging for 20/01/09 – The Obama Edition…

  1. pillock says:

    Oh, that sort of “British Obama”…

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