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I am trying to get a theme going across
blogs, facebook and twitter. Post your own "dear Obama" message warning him
that the Muslim Brotherhood is doing some trivial thing democrats waste
time accusing Republicans or the Tea Party of doing. Here are some I've already thought up:
Dear President Obama: the Muslim Brotherhood does not provide women with free contraception. Please send Sandra Fluke to negotiate.
Dear President Obama: the Muslim Brotherhood
has over a billion dollars of taxpayer money, and some of it might be
invested in a Swiss bank. You should check that out while you are
investigating Mitt Romney's tax returns.
Dear President Obama: I heard the Muslim Brotherhood might require members to have a photo ID. You should look into that.
Dear President Obama: children of the Muslim Brotherhood are eating more and more high fructose corn syrup. Please,
think of the children!
Dear President Obama: I hear the Muslim Brotherhood is bitterly clinging to guns and religion. You may want Eric Holder to look into that.
Dear President Obama: I hear the Muslim
Brotherhood may be supporting a War on Women. How about cutting their
funding and donating it to breast cancer research instead?
Dear President Obama: I think the Muslim
Brotherhood may not have all their tires properly inflated. They may be
contributing to global warming. Please look into this!
Dear President Obama: I don't think the Muslim
Brotherhood has enough Latino members. Maybe you should ask your
Diversity Czar to check into that?
Dear President Obama, I think that some
members of the Muslim Brotherhood actually believe in "legitimate rape."
Please check into that.
Dear President Obama: I saw your allies, if
that's what you think they are today, in the Muslim Brotherhood driving
large, gas guzzling SUVs. Maybe you should buy them Chevy Volts
That's enough to get you started. Share these, post your own to blogs, facebook and twitter, make
them go viral!
Which of the following would you say is the greater threat to national security?
A) Radical moslem fascist terrorism
B) Iranian nuclear ambitions
C) Russian opposition to a missile defense shield
D) Childhood obesity
Now, most of you folks might look at this and think "gosh, more than one of those is a real threat... it is hard to pick one out." Well, most of you are obviously stupid, weak-minded fools incapable of understanding the nuance of the situation. Fortunately, you need not worry your feeble little minds, because we have the Obama administration in charge and ready to tackle what is obviously the gravest danger for us. Clearly, childhood obesity is the greatest threat of these choices - not only is Michelle Obama ready to call out this killer for what it really is, but that she is actually going to DO something about it (as opposed to the other three non-issues the administration is ignoring).
No, I am not posting about how rude it is to talk on a cell phone in a restaurant. I am, however, posting about something that involved using my cell phone in a restaurant. Just not to call.
Gullybabe and I met some folks at a local chain family restaurant. I don't like to name names, so let's just say it starts with an "M" and rhymes with "hairy calendar."
Normally, we wouldn't even go there. But it wasn't our pick. We were meeting others. So I looked through the menu and found something that sounded acceptable: a gorgonzola salad. Note, that is the actual name of it. A salad of gorgonzola. So, one would expect a fairly large portion of the meal to be, well, gorgonzola.
Sadly, this is what came:
Now, in case you couldn't tell, there actually is some gorgonzola there. Here, perhaps this will help:
And here is a close up:
See, there is, in fact, gorgonzola.
However, I did not believe this was the image of gorgonzola the restaurant intended to convey through the use of a name like "gorgonzola salad." So naturally, I wanted to complain. And naturally, our waiter completely failed to return to check up on us.
We did manage to get the attention of a manager, who at least offered to return with some extra gorgonzola. I didn't need much. Just enough to actually register to anyone familiar with the substance that it was, in fact, part of the dish. He did come back with a small container of the elusive cheese - enough that, combined with the original dose, the sum total may have approached perhaps two teaspoons of the magical substance!
I was not thrilled. You see, this was not the only problem we had. I don't like to toss around accusations like this, because of the concern of making a mistake and falsely brandishing someone, but I am pretty sure our waiter was not exactly what one would call "operating with the full use of his mental faculties." Infer from that what you will. Drinks were not delivered. Orders were not taken properly. There was general disappointment from the dinner party. So the manager heard all about it. And, to give the manager some credit, he did spring for dessert.
Still... not going back. The service was abysmal. The food failed to live up to expectations. The manager was apologetic, but that wasn't much consolation.
Memo to restaurant executives: in today's world, an unhappy customer might have a cell phone camera and a website. You have been warned!
This is clearly a failure of the Bush administration to keep America safe by sending our troops off to an illegal war in Iraq when they should be here protecting our own people. If I am elected your Senator, I will ensure that no Soviet forces invade our great state of Oregon the way they have invaded Georgia.
Not to make light of their economic situation, which you can read about in this NPR sob story about poor people in Ohio (no doubt meant to make the people of Ohio long for "hope" and "change"), but do they actually look like they have had a hard time obtaining food?
If you are going to write an article on the plight of the poor starving masses, try finding some to photograph who look more like "starving" than "masses."
I had to do some searching, but I finally found this photo that I first saw in a college course on communication through art:
What do you think of this picture? Does it shock you? It shocked the hell out of me. I heard the photographer later committed suicide, after winning a pulitzer prize. Would this child have loved to have had the chance to grow up in Ohio? We can never know (although, according the photographer, the girl was rescued... but her identity and final fate remain a mystery).
Just think about this next time someone tries to sell you a sob story about the hungry people in Ohio...
In what might wind up being one of the worst public relations blunders ever by a major international company, Absolut vodka envisions an "absolut world" where Mexico reconquistas the American Southwest. This is NOT a photoshop:
Well, it's a free country and Absolut is entitled to whatever message it wants to share and all. But then, that makes me free to choose as well...
So next time you feel like a screwdriver, consider an alternative:
I haven't said anything yet about the tragic tiger attack at the San Fran zoo. But now I need to speak out. Read this. I am incredibly upset that people are trying to diminish the failure of the zoo by ginning up talk about taunting and alcohol.
Here are the facts:
1) There were people at the zoo who may have been misbehaving.
2) A tiger escaped from her pen.
3) The pen was not properly secured.
4) The tiger attacked three people, killing one.
5) The tiger, an endangered animal acting on instinct, was killed to protect innocent people.
Four of those five facts are material facts. That is, they have a real bearing on this tragedy. One of them does not. Guess which one?
The first one.
Tigers are endangered. They are precious. They need to be protected. That protection means not only protecting them from harm, but preventing them from harming people. After all, if the tiger can harm people, it becomes necessary to kill the tiger.
Tigers are animals. They do not have free will. They act on instinct. They can't think about whether their actions are right or wrong. They can only do what their instinct tells them. Their instinct is to hunt, attack, kill, and eat other creatures. Their instinct is to strike hard and fast at anything they consider a threat. They have no fear. They have no pity. They exist to kill. That's what they do.
Tigers can also jump. I mean, they can jump. Don't believe me? Watch this. Caution: it will scare the hell out of you.
Now, experts knew that the tigers at the San Fran zoo could jump across the moat and over the wall. Read this for more details. And this. And, most alarming, this. Even though zoo officials are acting as though they did nothing wrong, it seems pretty clear that everyone involved knew there was a problem. Yet, nothing was done to remedy the problem - and all that needed to be done was to run three feet of chain link along the top of the wall!
Tigers live to kill. Tigers can jump. Moats and walls were known to be too short. No corrective action was taken. Therefore, it was inevitable that, at some point, one of these tigers would escape, hunt, attack, and kill a human at the zoo. Whether or not that human was taunting the tiger is immaterial. Whether or not that human was drinking vodka is immaterial. It is just a distracting coincidence. The tiger could just as well have made her escape as a group of innocent nuns and well-behaved school children were standing in the way. Right now, instead of talking about taunting and drinking, we might have pictures of mutilated kids on the nightly news. It wouldn't be the kids' fault. It wouldn't be the tiger's fault. It would be the zoo's fault.
One person is dead. Taunting an animal and drinking in public might be infractions, but they are hardly worth a death sentence. An endangered tiger is dead. There was little choice but to kill it - but that choice need not have been made - and a dead person would still be alive - if the zoo had acted responsibly and improved the moat and wall when the problem was known and documented.
But now the lawyers are involved, and as such they are trying to shift attention from the real blame, and instead distract us with tales of taunting and vodka.
To hell with them!
A human life is gone. A natural treasure is gone. The only people to blame are the zoo managers. End of story. And the story disgusts me to no end.