Long story, but the other day I decided to jot down a few poems. Sometimes when prose fails me, a little poetry brightens the day.
Whatever you’ve got,
It’s never enough.
Don’t live your life
Just gathering stuff.
Live every day
as though it’s your last.
Don’t ever forget
the present is the future’s past.
Posted originally at The Right Wing Blog:
As I’m typing this, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama have just finished a joint press conference from the Oval Office. Since President Obama’s bombshell pro-Palestinian call for Israel to revert to its pre-1967 borders, Netanyahu and his associates have made it clear that such a move would be geographic suicide, endangering Israel’s very existence.
The AP sums up the meeting “between friends” as “showing no concrete progress.” To put it bluntly, President Obama’s narcissism has kept him from admitting that his Thursday speech, meant to mollify Muslims, was rude at best and hostile at worst.
The Israeli leader said he would make some concessions but Israel will not go back to the lines from decades earlier because they would be “indefensible.”
For his part, Obama said that there were differences of formulations and language but that such disputes are going to happen “between friends.”
In other words, like with Obamacare, this is just a “communications error.” Geez, these people are so clueless.
Continue reading at The Right Wing Blog→
The Obama regime has decided not to release any photographs of Usama bin Laden’s dead body. Talking with 60 Minutes, President Obama stated:
It is important for us to make sure that very graphic photos of somebody who was shot in the head are not floating around as an incitement to additional violence. As a propaganda tool. You know, that’s not who we are. You know, we don’t trot out this stuff as trophies. You know, the fact of the matter is this was somebody who was deserving of the justice that he received.
Yes, he deserved what he got. But how exactly would releasing a photograph incite radical Muslims more than they already are? I’m pretty sure al-Qaeda has plenty of other propaganda tools to use.
Writing for Hot Air, Patterico argues the bin Laden photos should be released. He makes a good case:
Despite what conspiracy theorists are claiming, Usama bin Laden is dead and in the process of being devoured by small oceanic organisms. But while it is clear that the al Qaeda leader is deceased, details of how he died remain cloudy.
Some are now suggesting that he may have been shot by his own men, to prevent the CIA or U.S. military from interrogating him. In the past, I’ve heard many UBL experts suggest that his guards were ordered to kill him should capture be imminent.
The day after the September 11th attacks, we stood united as a Nation. Let’s not politicize the killing of UBL. We must pray for all servicemen and women fighting for this nation and for everyone who works to keep this nation safe. Now that we’ve killed their leader, al-Qaeda and its affiliates will try even harder to kill Americans. Lets pray they meet the same end as their leader.
Islamic Motherf*cker Osama bin Laden has been killed. I’ll talk more about this on a special Monday edition of The KaibCast.
Last night, the White House announced that the President would be making a late-night address to the nation. I knew it had to be big, since the subject was a secret, but I never imagined this:
Declaring “justice has been done,” President Obama announced late Sunday that Usama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan, marking the end of the worldwide manhunt that began nearly a decade ago on Sept. 11, 2001.
The president made the stunning announcement within hours of informing congressional leaders. He said bin Laden was killed Sunday, the culmination of years of intelligence gathering. The news drew a large crowd to the front of the White House, as well as in Times Square, as people chanted “U-S-A. U-S-A.”
Obama, in his address to the nation shortly before midnight, thanked the Americans who have toiled in pursuit of bin Laden and applauded those who carried out the successful mission in Pakistan. Describing that mission only briefly, he said its result “is a testament to the greatness of our country.”
“For over two decades, bin Laden has been Al Qaeda’s leader and symbol,” Obama said. “The death of bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat Al Qaeda.”
I’m lazy because it’s Friday, so
I won’t be writing any long posts about stuff (Oh, well. I got worked up about the budget and had to write about it here). And yes, I realize that I haven’t done any “Around the World in 80 Words” posts lately, but that’s because I don’t have an intern whom I could foist the responsibility onto. So here’s the first “Short Takes” in a while.
Is Japan hiding a nuclear weapons program inside power plants? That’s what some guy I never heard of is asking at ‘New American Media,” whatever that is. I only find this story interesting because I like conspiracy theories. I’m no Alex Jones, and I don’t normally believe the crazy stories, but I still like reading about them and imagining that they’re real.