Daily Archives: 01/23/2021

US POLITICS: Biden’s Administration – Is It like Obama’s ninth year presidency? – By Yvonne Sam

On certain issues will Biden’s administration residency feel like Obama’s ninth year presidency?

   By Yvonne Sam

As Joe Biden took the oath of office as the 46th President of the United States, the ongoing debate over the validity of the  election itself obscured any discussion of what is to be expected during his administration. Former president Donald J. Trump spent significant time subverting executive actions by President Barack Obama, and as such we should expect from Joe Biden a return to the Obama administration policies. Based on statements made during the Biden campaign, here are some of what the new administration should be expected to do.          Continue reading

US POLITICS: Amanda Gorman books top bestselling lists after soul-stirring inaugural poem – The Guardian

Two upcoming books on Amazon’s bestseller list within hours after the resounding delivery of her poem at the swearing-in

Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman speaks during the inauguration of Joe Biden on Wednesday.

Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman speaks during the inauguration of Joe Biden on Wednesday. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

from Washington @LiveFromKenya – Fri 22 Jan 2021 19.09 GMT

Short Stories: Rex’s Waterloo! – By Geoff Burrowes

– By Geoff Burrowes

Her name had to be Chunkie. She was too scrawny to be anything else! She was grey with stripes of black running through her sparse fur. The other kittens in the litter were furry and their fur was glossy black or shiny white. They loved to be picked up and stroked and purred contentedly when they sat in someone’s arms.  Chunkie was not so obliging and was likely to claw and spit at whoever was trying to pick her up!

Eventually she was the only one of the litter that was not taken in by another family and so she became ours. Chunkie never put on weight and grew to be a lean unlovely animal with the same sour personality. Some tomcat must have found her attractive however as after she was grown she produced her own litter of kittens.    Continue reading