Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sometimes I Can't Help but Wonder WTF is Wrong with America?

I'm sitting at my desk at work and anxiously awaiting the Czech-USA Quarter-final olympic hockey showdown to start and it occured to me. There's really no question in my mind that I'd love to see the Czech Republic win. I have been living here for almost six years now and I've always been a fan of the underdog. This is the perfect David vs. Goliath example.

But below I think explains in a very simple and simplistic way why I am proud to call Europe my new home. The US has lost its way. It doesn't matter one bit if they win or lose this game.

This just says it all.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The US Congress is a Disgrace

I'm only 34 years old but this is truly the most dysfunctional and extreme Congress that I have ever seen. The Congress is not only refusing to get with the program regarding serious issues that require worldwide support and action (like the plethora of Environmental issues plaguing our planet) but they are actually taking steps backwards and literally acting like children. I am ashamed to say that I am even from the US these days (even more than usual). The three sentences below perfectly sums up what the problem is in my opinion.
Norman Ornstein and Thomas Man, two congressional scholars, have said the following:
The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise, unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science, and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.
When one party moves this far from the mainstream, it makes it nearly impossible for the political system to deal constructively with the country’s challenges.
***Not to say that the Democrats seem to be much better these days but what else is Obama supposed to do? I'm just glad I live in Europe now.