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Wait, Where Are We Going Again?

To paraphrase the old Barry McGuire song, the Middle-Eastern world, it is exploding and our president does…nothing.  Our ally, Japan, is devastated by an earthquake and tsunami and our president…plays golf. At home, unemployment remains high, gas prices are skyrocketing and unsustainable federal spending threatens our children’s and grandchildren’s futures and our president…writes a letter to the editor of the Arizona Star.

We’re riding out a storm in a rudderless ship, God help us.

Update: Japan is facing nuclear disaster and Obama takes time out to fill out his NCAA bracket. From Politico’s March 15th Playbook:

Japan’s nuclear crisis verged toward catastrophe on Tuesday after an explosion damaged the vessel containing the nuclear core at one reactor and a fire at another spewed large amounts of radioactive material into the air, according to statements from Japanese government and industry officials.

PRESIDENT OBAMA is taping his NCAA picks today, and they’ll be revealed tomorrow on ESPN.

I understand everyone needs some down time but a photo op? Really?


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Keeping Man In Perspective

First, there was the earthquake, on Friday morning (Japan time), March 11th.

The earthquake triggered a massive tsunami.

Then, today, March 13th, Mount Shinmoedake continued its latest activity after having been quiet since late February.


When all is said and done, man is a puny creature and we’d do well to keep that in mind.


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Which Is Dumber…

Rick Sanchez or a box of rocks? It’s hard to decide.

While covering the volcanic eruption in Iceland this week, Sanchez wondered out loud if it wasn’t just a bit too cold there for a volcano. Seriously. You cannot make this stuff up.

And what was that bit about Hawaii and long names? Isn’t Reykjavik long enough for him? I think its length compares favorably with, say Mauna Loa or Maunka Kea.

Of course Sanchez says he was making a joke. Maybe he was and maybe he wasn’t; if not, it wouldn’t be the first time he said something on air to make you wonder about his I.Q.

Like the time he had trouble getting his head around just exactly who was marching in the March for Life.

Or when he let on that the metric system is really just a little too complicated for him.

(Wait…did he really say the “yang of that yin?” And is he always that rude? What’s up with that anyway?)

Poor Rick. I feel just a little bit bad for picking on him so to make up for it, I’m going to give him some career advice if he ever leaves CNN.

So, hey, Rick! I hear Hank Johnson’s looking for a new staffer. I think you and the Congressman will really hit it off.

Update 1: Sanchez misidentifies the Galapagos Islands as Hawaii…and gets confirmation from the meteorologist. Is a sub-normal IQ a job requirement at CNN?


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