Monday, October 12, 2009


Neta did not get chosen to participate in the TV food program "Halv åtta hos mej". We are disappointed. We will just have to have our own party.

Our neighbors business is doing well. This is great, but it also means that I have to work more. I enjoy the work, but I also miss my three day work weeks. This is OK for now. I feel very fortunate to have a job here in Sweden and to have great people to work with. It is not easy to get a job here.

I have been keeping up with the political and economic situation in America. And I am very disheartened with what is going on. Here is an excerpt of an email I sent to a friend:

I am very fearful that the course American politics is taking is to another worse economical and human crisis within the next 8 to 12 years. Maybe even sooner. Things are still very bad. Wall street, insurance companies, and big corporations are in charge. They have no fear. And the news media, the big boys, are nothing but entertainment shows. They have also lost there way. President Obama is part of the problem. He has to date joined the "old boys" club. Obama needs to clean house. He needs to have a revelation of how things are. And, frankly I don't think he has it in him. He has accepted the way of doing things in Washington as they have always been done. I had such high hopes. I am really saddened and disappointed by President Obama.

I have thought this now for a long time. This Bill Moyers TV show has solidified my views.

I would urge you to watch this program.

Next post Neta and I will talk about some of the culture shock we have experienced here in Sweden.


  1. President Obama was raised in the political climate of Chicago, Illinois. Next to Louisiana, it is the most corrupt in the US, and in order to rise in rank you must be supported by the machine. Which means you go along with the machine’s ethics. I am not at all surprised by his conduct in the White House.

  2. Your right. But, I still hoped he would have had the courage to go against the system. Maybe it is naive, but I wait for that day. The light bulb may still go on.

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  4. We couldn't agree with you more.
    VERY DISAPPOINTED! He is a great orator and that is about all. Too bad.