Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

What else might be going on?

December 31, 2009

2009 draws to a close, on to the next decade!

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Does anyone wonder why two bumbling terrorists used the same m.o.? If our attention can be drawn elsewhere so easily, what else might be going on? We always seem to be protecting against the last attack. This most recent guy looks like another decoy, a setup. But body scanners it will be. Liquids, box cutters, shoes, are now joined by a peek into our undies.

I would put my money, instead, on luggage or an external airline attack such as a heat-seeking missile on takeoff  or a radicalized pilot on a private jet causing a mid-air collision.

It is an interesting strategy, however: keep us looking where the¬† threat won’t be.

Speaking of threats and decoys, isn’t that Sarah Palin something to behold? It still scares me that she and McCain could be sitting in Washington. Sure Obama could be doing a better job, but boy am I glad he’s in the White House when there was no apparent alternative.

What a day!

January 21, 2009

What a day in our nation’s history! I am delighted!

Obama’s speech yesterday has been reported to be good, but not great. Nevertheless, the phrases which resonated with me are:

  • “… we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.”
  • “The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works …”
  • “As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.”
  • “… our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please.”