c&binet and its upcoming forum.
The Obama administration has changed the missile shield defense set up along the Eastern Bloc region of Europe- purportedly because Iran has changed the way it said it is preparing to defend itself against any possible attacks or hostility. With their recent missile tests just four days before diplomacy meeting efforts around nuclear arms, whatever we are doing better be right and better be fast.
As it stands, though, Russia is unhappy with what the U.S. is doing. “Suspicious” is the word Reuters uses, as in Russia is afraid that its own strategic nuclear weapons will be threatened by the new U.S. layout. Are they really bringing up Cold War stuff again?
Following up on recent statements from Robert Gates about how difficult it will be to close Guantanamo Bay by his January 22nd headline, the Obama administration has cleared the release of 75 prisoners from Gitmo. Now I know this is what he was going for initially and it may have been in the works for some time now, but Obama, this is a pretty serious play to the media. Not two days later and you clear the release 75 of the 223 remaining? That’s 1/3 of people who a few years ago were regarded as dangerous enough to go to one of the highest level security detention centers in the world- the prison that hold the people suspected of threatening the United States.
Osama bin Laden is attempting international foreign relations diplomacy with the EU? Something like that. Proving that he is every bit a politician on a mission, Osama bin Laden has released a recording in which he asks the EU to diplomatically ditch the U.S. and take forces out of Afghanistan.
How in the hell did Carter do it? How could he lock himself in a room with these people for days at a time? I spoke to Netanyahu and Abbas on opposite sides of the room, several hours apart and I could still feel this... this... seething, irrational hatred just emanating from them like old, half-busted radiators in a brutal North Dakota January. Geez, now I'm spinning homilies, or talking like a freaking dime-store novel detective. I hate going to the U.N.
As the Disputed Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was preparing to speak before the UN General Session yesterday, Israel called for a boycott against the leader that has everyone on edge as of late. Hundreds of other protesters were also speaking out against the UN's decision to allow Ahmadinejad to speak before the council as others showed their opposition to the Lybian leader who also addressed the UN.
What could have been described as the day of bad speech hell, the political stage yesterday offered long winded rants, economic ignorance, ill informed Senators, sleeping on the job, and a recommendation for those who can not afford health care that will not be winning any humanitarian awards any time soon.falling asleep on the job, literally.
Watch this one:
With everything in the news about healthcare reform, the financial crisis and climate change legislation, it’s easy to forget that there are other things going on in the world (well, easy for this blogger, anyway). But there is plenty going on.
You may recall that there was recent press about the U.S. – Mexico border regarding how they would hash out the land between rivers and the border that is cut off from the ranchers and/ or farmers because of the fence being built along the border- as well as the massive debate with health care reform around whether undocumented immigrants from Mexico would receive medical care under Obamas health care reform ideas- the land would remain with the farmers in perpetuity and undocumented immigrants would not receive any health care.
And here comes the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh. Just as the city itself built its reputation on forging raw materials into the structures and framework that built the U.S.A., so to will Obama need to solder on and brandish the framework of a new financial approach, if pre-summit hype and talk are to be believed.
Here’s the deal: the world wants answers from Obama about how he and the rest of the US are going to deal with the financial mess that, let’s face it, we pretty much caused.
The correlation between Conservative Christian values and voting for/ supporting the Republican Party makes sense from a social perspective, but it doesn’t logically extend to opposition to health care. Any Christian with Sunday School behind them knows that Jesus was all about taking care of the less fortunate. What kind of faith-based group is going to organize a real protest in the capitol of the U.S.A. against the taking care of those less fortunate?
Tonight I'm gonna party like it's 2016 and Palin got abandoned on a mission to the moon. These college kids think I'm so fly... no, they know I'm so fly, that's why they all voted for me. Yeah, they alllll voted for me. Like, the demographic that "never, ever votes" came out like a freaking parade just to put my sweet caboose in the Oval Office. And now I'm back, trotting around in their auditorium telling them how I'm gonna give their sick, injured selves insurance even if it kills me. Man, I miss my 'fro.