Thursday, June 24, 2010

Observations from the Shore 6.24

I’m not keeping up with the news the way I normally do but some things just jump out at me when I open my laptop. The first is the continuing Afghanistan debacle with President Obama accepting General McChrystal’s resignation and replacing him with General Petraeus. In the end he really had no choice but to accept the resignation but followed with a brilliant choice for his replacement. Whatever happens Obama can rightly say he did all he could. Now all we need to do is declare victory and leave that burial ground of empires behind.

Than there is the discovery of trillions of dollars of minerals or, as Fox News calls it, stuff in Afghanistan. Fox is worried that China will want this array of stuff so we have to stay to protect it. Hell let the Chinese have the stuff! Just leave and hand the whole effing mess over to the them. Or better yet trade Afghanistan for Tibet. We get the Dalai Lama and they get Hamid Karzai and his pathetic posse of cronies.

Whatever happens with the Afghan’s new lottery winnings Jon Stewart is, as usual, dead on. “Perhaps now the Afghan people will pay some sort of price for the war. You hear that Afghan people? The free ride to Rubbletown is over!" Stewart said.

Finally I have to have a tard of the day. I haven’t had one in a bit but not because of lack of potential candidates. The right wing is a virtual cornucopia of tards and aholes. But all that is for another time. So in leaving I give you Mike Huckabee who said in a New Yorker article “I do believe that God created male and female and intended for marriage to be the relationship of the two opposite sexes. Male and female are biologically compatible to have a relationship. We can get into the ick factor, but the fact is two men in a relationship, two women in a relationship, biologically, that doesn’t work the same.”

Ick? A presidential hopeful used the word ick? The Urban Dictionary defines ick as ‘something gross, a feminine way of saying "ew". usage by men: only recommended if you are a homosexual.’ Ahhh now I understand!

And so it goes

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