Ironically, the Random Quote Machine at the bottom of the page right now for me was one of Grimis saying "Nothing's Shocking Anymore." I can safely say, seeing this headline was a total shock. Time to dance in the streets.
So when Obama released his birth certificate last week and said "I have better things to deal with," he wasn't kidding.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
So, somewhere out there, there's a person who shot Osama Bin Laden dead. Imagine being that person, imagine everyone knowing you're that person, and then realize he (or she's) probably not allowed to admit to being that person. Harsh.
Also, Obama gave the order to go in, then made jokes about his birth certificate and Donald Trump to a media core who would be back the next night to report on it. This is going to be mythologized as the polar opposite to "The Pet Goat."
Originally posted by CajunManand I'm not watching FoxNews.
That's good, because judging by my Twitter timeline several Fox affiliates around the country cut off news coverage at midnight or earlier (midnight for me here in NYC, of all places!!) whereas other network affiliates are still running coverage as I type this (it's currently 12:30a here).
Some people apparently got NO coverage at all from their local Fox stations. Guess those reruns of The Cleveland Show were more important?
Originally posted by thecubsfanSo, somewhere out there, there's a person who shot Osama Bin Laden dead. Imagine being that person, imagine everyone knowing you're that person, and then realize he (or she's) probably not allowed to admit to being that person. Harsh.
I'm guessing that even if there's a way to tell which member of the team fired the fatal bullet, that's not something you want out there as general knowledge. If identified, that person would need tighter security than Salmon Rushdie.
But among the Special Ops forces and Intel types? Legendary status for life.
Maybe someday we'll hear about some details, like happened with the Glomar Explorer mission...
(Edit: Forgot to say good riddance to the bastard.)
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On an international theme again, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the recently jailed business man in Russia, may wind up running for president over therer to get him out of jail and to serve as the "Stop Putin" candidate.