Current Event Ramblings, July 15

Well, while I'm waiting for my clothes to wash (the washing maching in this apartment takes an hour and 28 minutes to do its job, and I'm not kidding.  And then I have to hang them on a "drying rack" because there is no dryer.  The South Koreans haven't quite arrived at America's level yet, at least in terms of certain technologies.), here are some current event ramblings.

Obama has finally found a reason to hate and oppose Al-Qaeda:  they are killing black Africans so "In an interview earlier today with the South African Broadcasting Corporation to air in a few hours, President Obama disparaged Al-Qaeda and affiliated groups' willingness to kill Africans in a manner that White House aides say was an argument that the terrorist groups are racist."  Glad to have you on board, Prez, even if for an idiotic reason.  A couple of years ago some dingleberry claimed Al-Qaeda was racist because they weren't paying their black terrorists as much as their Arab ones. 

Remind me, if I ever cross the border into North Korea, not to break an arm or a leg.  From the Associated Press:  "North Korea's health care system is in shambles with doctors sometimes performing amputations without anesthesia and working by candlelight in hospitals lacking essential medicine, heat and power, a [human] rights watchdog said Thursday."  Yes, let's have more socialist, government-run health care in the United States. 

R.I.P, George Steinbrenner.  I never did like the guy because I hate the Yankees, but you can't argue against his success.  Well, liberals can, but no one who appreciates hard work and capitalistic development.

There's a billboard in Iowa that compares Obama to Hitler and Lenin.  That's not terribly couth, but liberals are all upset about the comparison to Hitler.  But not to Lenin.  There is an absolute, philosophical reason why.  Take my Western Civ II history class (if I ever offer it again) and you'll find out why.

And Comer sent me this funny:

Texas Sheriff's Exam

A man in Texas looking to join the Frio County Sheriffs' Dept.was being interviewed. The Sergeant doing the interview says, "Your qualifications look good, but there's an attitude suitability test you must pass before you can be accepted." Then, sliding a Smith and Wesson .45 pistol across the desk, he says to the man, "Take this pistol. Go out and shoot six illegal aliens, six meth dealers, six Muslim extremists, six 'Progressive Liberal' democrats, and a rabbit." 

"Why the rabbit?" the man asked.

"That's the attitude we're looking for." said the Sergeant.  "When can you start?"