Entries by Ike Awgu from 08/2012

For Some Olympians, Seeking Asylum Is Better Than Gold

| Posted 08.06.2012 | Canada

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.png Earlier this week three Sudanese athletes who had been part of their country's Olympic training squad also disappeared from the Olympic village and are expected to seek political asylum in Britain. There are certain to be empty seats on planes returning to a number of countries in the Middle East and Africa after the closing ceremonies. The Olympics are a tribute to human athleticism and dedication but they are also an anachronism in which some are competing for glory and pride whereas, others, like gladiators, are competing for the lives of their families or in fear for their personal security.

Hey Canadians, Your New Olympics Is The Paul Ryan Show!

| Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Politics

The choice of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's Vice-Presidential running mate means two things for Canadians; the first, that a second term for Barack Obama and Joe Biden is inevitable and the second, that there will be great political theatre south of the border right up until the Presidential election on November 6. Forget the Olympics; this election will have all of the competition with none of the sportsmanship. the same Romney who said London may not have been "ready" for the Olympics would be wise to be "ready" for retirement from politics come November 7, 2012.

To Win as a Party, Republicans Must Lose This Election

| Posted 08.24.2012 | Canada Politics

If Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan win in November the religious fringe of the Republican Party will solidify its place in Republican politics. The Party needs to lose, and loose badly, so it can remove from its tent the intolerant and credulous whose presence has begun to rot the bowels of a once great institution.