Archive for May, 2010
When would you wear this?
Seems to me this is about the tenth time I’ve heard that the “third in command” in al Qaeda has been killed.
Righties turned up the heat last week when President Obama decided to spend the Memorial Day weekend in Chicago instead of in D.C. and at Arlington National Cemetery, laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier.
You know what they were thinking:
Obama’s weekend plans included laying a wreath at a grave at the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Elmwood, Illinois. Unfortunately, that was cut short today due to a torrential rainstorm, so Obama flew back to D.C. and did what? Put that whole thing to bed? No. In order to placate the righties he made a speech at Andrews Air Force Base so the wingers
wouldn’t accuse him of “hating our troops.”
But what good did that do? None. Here are the headlines on FauxNews.com tonight:
When will he ever learn?
The United States gives billions of dollars in aid — yes, that would be billions, with a “b” — to Israel every year. If Israel is going to take that money and use it to raid a ship — sailing in international waters — carrying aid to the blockaded people of Gaza and kill nine or ten humanitarians (no, they weren’t associated with al Qaeda) in the process, then I say let’s withhold the money, now.
But no. The Israeli lobby in the United States is so powerful that if they had their way, it would be a crime for me to put this post up.
Oh, and I agree with these tweets of the day, from The Young Turks:
Happy Memorial Day to all veterans, past and present.
Please, please, please Obama, bring our service men and women home now. Make today the last day we morn a soldier who died for our need for oil:
BP’s CEO Tony Hayward whined to CNN today about how he would, “like my life back.
Yeh, so would hundreds if not thousands of Gulf coast restauranteurs, fishermen, hoteliers, guides…
What an arrogant ass.
Expect the hysterics on the right to freak out about this tomorrow (anything to divert attention away from how “small government” has failed us, as in the financial crisis and the oil spill):