Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Subtext to Obama Inaugural a Call for "A new Birth of Freedom"

In so many ways, today's inaugural address was a call for the spirit of Lincoln at Gettysburg to come forth: He said ---------- The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to... Sign in to see full entry.

The Other Kennedy -- President Caroline, 2020

New York Post is reporting that Governor David Patterson, recently of SNL fame, has made a deal with Mayor Bloomberg and the Kennedy Machine. Drudge is boasting "IT'S CAROLINE!" ------------- DESPITE claims that he's still undecided, Gov. Paterson is "certain" to pick Caroline Kennedy to replace... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Woody Guthrie Radicalized

If you missed the concert for the Obamas at Lincoln Memorial yesterday -- I saw it live! -- then tune in to HBO and catch the replays all this week. If you missed most of it, caught Pete Seeger, his grandson, and Bruce Springsteen singing "This Land is your Land" and made the finale with Beyonce... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Obama as Lincoln? Careful what you ask for!

His hand on Lincoln's bible, adopted Illinois son, Barack Obama faces new challenges rivaling the Great Depression and the Civil War. Inexact as my analogy is, the truth remains that Obama will need the brilliance and oratory of FDR, and the wisdom and focus that Lincoln had. And as I stand out here... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Obama's Silence on Gaza a Sign of the Zeitgeist?

Today's papers are carrying a piece about how "Obama is losing a war he doesn't realize that he is fighting". The argument goes like this: since the twelve-day war has been going on, Obama has been playing golf. Al-jazeera is running footage of the two events in split-screen. The Muslim World wants... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

World War III

If the Gaza War turns into a line in the sand against Iran, then we can expect some to and fro on that front. Either an expansion of the bombing campaign into Hezbollah territory in Lebanon, a bombing of the nuclear facilities in Iran, or a blockade in the Persion Gulf. As it stands now, the great... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

War in Gaza "Cast of Leas"

Death toll is rising, nearing 400 as we speak, nearly all Hamas soldiers and leaders. This is the poem from which Israel names this operation in Gaza. "For Hanukka" My father lit candles for me;Like a torch the Shamash shone. In whose honor, for whose glory? For Hanukkah alone. My teacher bought a... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Palistinians Reap Double Dose While Dancing with the Devil

Israeli warplanes pounded the Gaza for the third straoght day. Sadly, the Hamas have set themselves up for defeat by refusing to compromise. That's one thing a government must do if it is to survive. Hamas, says my brother-the-real-teacher, is a two headed serpent. One head hands out juice boxes to... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

OBL Now in Iran - Eldest Son Held There

The big question we asked our niece's husband, retired navy gunny seargent, was why would Bin Laden be in Iran? Well, according to navy seals that he trains, OBL is in Iran, a twelve-man extraction plan using seals, is in effect. Even though the sheik is a member of a different Muslim group, the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Bush Saves the Economy!

Watching the news today with my mother, it wasn't long until I saw the light. Last week's shoe-throwing event in Iraq has led to a boom in shoe sales. Bush saves the world, at last! Sign in to see full entry.

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