With President Barack Obama slumping in the popularity polls this week, I thought I’d look to the nation of South Africa to lift America’s leadership spirit.
South Africa had a horrid past to overcome. Racism and greed was the country’s biggest demon to move on past into a new world and a better future. It was once full of unspeakable hatred. But let’s talk about America today.
President Obama has inherited the worst deficit of any president in US history as a result of the last government’s greed. He also has been a target of racism this week too, so perhaps South Africa’s ability to rise up with redeeming hope provides an answer forward for America.
–images by Oscar winning actress, Charlize Theron’s Vogue Magazine shoot.
–words by Nelsen Mandela.
“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more left to climb”–Nelsen Mandela
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination”–Nelsen Mandela
“It’s always impossible until it’s done”–Nelsen Mandela
Good luck Mr Obama. We have every confidence in you to balance the books and get it right.
Horiwood’s Top 10 today in Hollywood as voted by you the people worldwide are:
horiwood’s last twitter pick was from dale who is back in NZ :( Here it is: “@horiwood Definitely home – nothin like singing the Lord’s Prayer in Maori this am at Te Ataakura’s christening & crying over the AB’s loss.”9:50 PM Aug 1st from web in reply to horiwood
Saved By The Bell’s cast reunion brings back happier, more simpler times. Smiles all round. Here’s how you ranked your celeb and entertainment news at the top of the class today in Hollywood here on Horiwood.Com. Enjoy!
As we know, vampires are all the rage. Horiwood’s theory is that vampires are so hot right now, because of the recession.
The last eight years of American politics, has vampired the next generation, who are growing up having to bear the consequences of repaying the debt of a mismanaged America. That’s over $1 trillion worth of debt. Meaning, that politicians in office did drink the future dreams and lifeblood of today’s tweens. Yes! It sucks!
But the good news is, that in this cultural climate of pop culture, vampires entertain us with their personal battles to be virtuous and good as they coexist in a world of humans that both frustrate and fascinate them.
Anyway… Entertainment Weekly, has listed their Top 20 Vampires. Here they are: (more…)
Food 4 Thawt! 2 Views on WTF exactly, was the USA in Iran about neway?
Take one dictator president in Iran who is the mouth piece of a theocracy, add a fake democratic election farce … and you get drama in Iran. go here to read the latest.
Here on Horiwood.Com, let’s just let the pictures do the talking. There’s more serious things going on in the world today, then fantasizing about my next double double cheese burger at In N Out burger here in Hollywood. You know it!
Our hearts and thoughts go out to all Persians today (the large Persian population in Beverly Hills as well as Iran and worldwide) whose journey in mediating a theocratic society with a true sense of democracy and how this works to truly serve Persian people is still progressing forward in a modern world today.
On Horiwood.Com we luv us some Ariana Huffington, aka The Huff N Blo Beyotch. Here are her comments today on the topic of Torture.
The way we respond to the revelations about the Bush administration’s use of torture will define the kind of country we are. (more…)
Barack Obama is rewriting the way that USA’s presidential leaders approach their historical foes. Instead of being snobby and not dialoging with a ‘superiority complex’, Obama has shown he wants to be a leader that all world leaders can dialogue with.
In fact if he was writing a novel based on his actions in foreign affairs policy, it would probably be a romance novel called Love Your Enemies. He’s very smart. Love and peace is always better (and less expensive to nations) than a narrative of hate and war. And America can’t afford another war right now. Go Boy! The AP has this report.
Whether he’s greeting Her Majesty, The Queen of England or The Saudi King, Barack Obama (and Michelle) is always so respectful. What a model of diplomacy for a new era of American leadership. We live in such exciting times. Time to shine up the manners! Bring it on.
SOCIAL ENGINEERING is the star of the Obama Administration. Not only America, but also the world, with America as it’s Hollywood pretty model of world change. Discuss…
Furthermore, the subtext of the new presidency and the Obama administration is: when “world change” philosphy became flesh and was over-layed in effective US policy. It dwelt among us and was mirrored by all around the world through US society’s mammoth remodeling undertaking by President Obama. (more…)
iWorld news briefing
If you’re wondering how the world spins today in the world of politics and business, then here’s a great political links round up for you by Emily Sherman.
The Obama’s were the special guests of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness, Prince Phillip, at Buckingham Palace today. How befitting and exciting for all, in the new world. Only Nelson Mandela was missing.
Congratulations to Lady Gaga today who made history, becoming the 4th woman in music history to have 2 #1 hits off a debut album! Very cool! Other than that major news, I’m thinking G20′s importance in London for the world. Enjoy the read! Courage To Love ya’ll, Sam Cruickshank of Horiwood.Com
What did President Barack Obama mean, by emerging markets in the world.
For America, who are they?
Obviously – China and India are two. Both nations = 1/3 of the world’s population.
How can we help America emerge? How can we create inroads into new markets to help America get out of a recession faster? Your brain power is needed!!! Let’s work!
Apart from Hollywood Entertainment News, there are things that are just a tad bit more important in the world. Like… fixing the state of the global economy and the future of our children and grandchildren and their children to come. What greater calling is upon us all than that? If Entertainment can provide light relief in between a globalized focus of repair, then it is useful. If it can convey key messages that help our future, then entertainment and the entertainment industry has shown wisdom in realigning with the relevancy of the times in which we all live. This must be our goal, not only in Hollywood but all around the world. When leaders speak, we must listen. I am. Hope you are too.
In their first International outing as the First Couple of America, Michelle Obama was a picture of Jakie O charm and style, when her and Barack left for London.
Already there’s tension on the set of the G20 leaders summit meeting. It’s good that Momma Obama is there to keep the President happy, mid the stress at hand, where leaders of the world want answers from America about the global economy. The UK Telegraph has this report:
AS THE WORLD SPINS: 3.28.09
From where I sit, there’s a few things that caught my attention this week as the world spins us into the future.
Firstly, it has to be said, that Barack Obama is quite a dude, in having the guts to unravel and sort out, the tangled mess that he inherited to fix in his first term as US President. Okay, that’s the within-the-US-shores presidential butt kiss, out of the way! But the man’s a political rock-star!
Now, let’s cover off the international folk who can’t praise Barack Obama enough either in the President seat. (more…)
CANADIANS DISCOVER A CHINESE SPY RING HAS HACKED 103 COUNTRIES SECURITY INFORMATION – & THE DALAI LAMA IS A TARGET
To read the full report by the AP News feed go here.
China makes up a 6th of the world’s population. But who ever knew they were that nosy! Why is the Dalai Lama such a threat to China? Isn’t this a sign of a very guilty conscience on a matter of wrongful conquer by the Chinese of another man’s rightful kingdom? If you were Chinese Intelligence, wouldn’t you rather hack Lucy Liu’s computer for her private pics instead? Just kidding! But leave the Dalai Lama alone. Why are Chinese people censored, in watching YouTube from their government, when the Chinese government are hacking everyone’s computers the world over. Shouldn’t government officials, let the Chinese people watch on their computers what they want to? Come on Big Brother China, play it out, a bit more fair now, then your people won’t revolt, like you currently fear. Just sayin!
AMERICA NO LONGER HAS THE BIG BROTHER TITLE IN THE WORLD? WE ARE ALL BROTHERS IN THE SAME BOAT. GEITHNER APPEALS TO WORLD FINANCIAL LEADERS
US Treasury secretary Timothy Geithner was sent to pimp it out for America this week, to a meeting of world financial leaders and the world bank… here’s what he said:
‘the global economy is in a “challenging period” and that the crisis is “still evolving”… ‘economic recovery in the United States depends on its companies’ access to “open and growing economies” globally. Geithner said the U.S. recovery “will be stronger if the world is stronger.”
Word! Now let’s show more respect to other nations outside of American shores, if we are appealing to them for their money, to then access… to help save America as well as their corners of the world. That’s a good start, perhaps. In this round of press, Geithner admits that America is no longer ‘big brother’ but is in the same economic boat in order to survive the financial crises of the global recession, like any other developed nation. Nice persuasive skills Tim! All nations must pony up. Word!