He’s closing Guantanamo.
President Obama is expected to sign executive orders Thursday directing the Central Intelligence Agency to shut what remains of its network of secret prisons and ordering the closing of the Guantánamo detention camp within a year, government officials said.
The executive order has already been drafted, all that remains is to work out the exact wording, a few details, and of course the presidential signature.
It’s starting. Now, how about those children that got left behind everywhere?
In the margin of my Facebook page today I saw an ad for “Bark Obama–The Lighted Dog Collar”. I supposed it was meant to be funny, but… um… am I over-sensitive for thinking it vaguley inappropriate to joke about putting a leash and dog collar on our first black president?
I feel like I should write something deep and insightful about today’s momentous occasion. That the United States, widely believed by its European allies to be too racist to ever have a black president, now actually does have one. One who could not resist mentioning in his inauguration speech that just 60 years ago, his Kenyan father would not have been able to eat at the restaurants in Washington, because of his skin color.
Young nations change faster than old ones? Maybe. Continue reading
I swear, these ladies know better than most “experts” what is wrong and why. Maybe there is something to that “life experience” I keep hearing about…? Money quote:
But while the entire nation is singing “ding dong the witch is gone“ members of Congress seem to forget that they’re the only ones who have a lower approval rating than the jack ass himself. Talk about glass houses. Congress gave Bush a blank check. They allowed the continuation of an illegal war. And they looked the other way while the White House took away our basic civil rights. This all happened while the fox watched that little hen house we call the Capitol and now Congressional politicians are coming out of their holes to pontificate on Obama’s every move before he has even been sworn in – much less starts a war.
Ever since this picture was taken I have been trying to figure out what on earth the cat is doing, and why. Finally someone (Tingus_Nequam from the Dungeon Runners forums) has solved it!
That Palin woman just will not go away…! Once again, the Anchorage Daily News present a great example of what journalism should be, and what an editor should be doing. I just wish the rest of the national media would ask that type of questions.
I was watching Countdown on MSNBC earlier tonight and learned something funny. Do you know what the difference is between a pitbull and a governor of Alaska?
You can train a pitbull to occasionally keep its mouth shut.
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You might laugh right now. You might think we are ridiculous, that we are awkward and strange, and so easy to make fun of and ridicule. But just you wait. In the future, we will be running the show, and you will be sorry.
And it’s going to be the future soon. Very soon.
Jonathan Coulton again, this time illustrated by Spiffworld