I hope Osama is dead. I don’t care who killed him, (though I must admit, as far as methods go, you can’t beat assassination by Navy SEALs, if that’s what really happened,) or even if he choked to death on a hot dog (preferably a pork hot dog, if the true mode of death was asphyxiation by wiener.) If he is indeed, dead, the world has been rid of someone almost as twisted and evil as Hitler. Most people, excepting radical Muslims, regardless of their political preferences, are probably glad to hear this dude is taking the Dirt Nap- or in his case, Swimming With the Fishes. I just have a lingering twinge of doubt in the back of my mind regarding: a.) did Obama have anything to do with the death of Osama?, and b.) whether or not Osama is really, truly dead.
The timing of the Osama killing couldn’t be better for Obama. It’s taken the attention away from the whole birth certificate fiasco (don’t know what to believe on that one either, but I seriously doubt Obama was born anywhere near Hawaii – or any other US state,) and from gasoline prices killing the economy- again.
I smell price fixing, collusion, and just plain boldface lies- and at the center of it? Obama.
Osama may have already been dead for years- or he may have dropped dead of some natural cause, and Obama’s been saving up the Osama Assassination Event to build up his street cred at a particularly strategic hour. I can’t think of a better strategic hour than right now. With the 2012 election coming up and his poll numbers in the crapper, he needs something to get the American people’s minds off of the very real possibility that not only do we have a sitting President who is ineligible to hold the office – and is crazy enough to run again, he could also use something to distract Joe Sixpack from the fact that it’s going to cost him half the national debt to fill up his F-150. The economy is going straight down the toilet while Obama and his pet contributors are on the take, and it appears that’s exactly how he planned it. What better than a dead terrorist as a distraction- better yet, the Grand Pappy terrorist of them all? It just smells very fishy- and way too expedient- to me.
The other thing I don’t get is why do we as Americans give a rat’s ass if Osama gets a proper Muslim burial? Do terrorists assure that all the Christians they kill get appropriate Christian burial rites? Do they have priests on the ready to give last rites to Catholics who die at terrorists’ hands? And what about Jews? Jews have their burial rules too, and I bet terrorists really don’t observe those either. I don’t think it was the US Navy’s responsibility to do anything other than make sure he’s dead and put the body put somewhere where it wouldn’t stink and draw flies.
Burial at sea, while hygienic (granted-it won’t stink and draw flies six fathoms beneath the sea,) and a perfect way to maintain an unmarked grave, poses too many credibility questions. How do we know they didn’t wrap up a couple of bags of cow manure in a white sheet and toss them over the edge and just say it was Osama? I think they should have put him in the freezer and sent his carcass to a taxidermist so he could be mounted and displayed, so people could see for themselves that he’s really dead.
Admittedly, today I’ve gone from my normal baseline pragmatism right into the heart of cynicism, but who can blame me? I don’t trust Obama any further than I could throw him. I don’t trust the media, who is in cahoots with him. I also don’t trust the string-pullers who are price-gouging and profiteering and doing their damnedest to engineer another economic crisis. All of these events don’t make me want to re-elect Obama. They make me wish Congress would have the stones to impeach him now, and run him and his cronies out on a rail.
Anyway, I shouldn’t get too hung up on things I can’t change. I have to deal with them, and while I still have the freedom to comment on them as I see them, I’m going to.
Today I came across a man after my own heart. I love this guy. His commentary on the abysmal condition of “customer service” in retail is a bit cheeky, but mostly true. I know I’m getting old. I bemoan the extinction of the Man Who Wears His Pants Pulled Up to the Waist with No Visible Underwear or Butt Crack.
Pull up your damned pants! Maybe I’m just old, but there’s no mystique or attraction to be found in some dude’s hairy, sweaty butt crack, or in getting a visual of his boxers or whitey-tighties. I want to see dudes with their pants at the waist.