Friday, March 2, 2012

Oh Bomb-a to bomb Iran?

Dear Mr. President:
I haven't written you in a while because I wrote you off at a lost cause. There's is only so much nation-building anyone president can do before it turns my stomach, and you turn my stomach more than any president since LBJ. I didn't like Reagan, but at least he didn't pretend to be anything other than what he is. You're a warmonger in liberal clothing, someone who not-so-secretly undermines enemy nations in order to pretend like you're spreading democracy, when you're really stealing oil. Now you're concerned about Iran's nuclear project -- and with good reason. Iran wants the status as a world power so it can push other nations around like the US, Britian and France do -- take Libya as an example. But if you were so interested in keeping the middle east nuclear free, why aren't asking Israel to disarm its nuclear weapons? I understand that Israel is scared of its neighbors, but do you really believe they will be any safer with nuclear capasity -- when they already have more than enough conventional weapons? You clearly are setting a double standard, because if Israel is attacked, it will use the nuclear weapons at some point. And regardless of what you say or do, there will be more attacks on Israel. So it will be okay for Israel to deploy such weapons, and not expect their enemies to want to be in the nuclear club. Of course, if Israel had oil, you might be singing a different tune -- might even want to invade it, eh? By the way, you're having dinner with a friend of mine on March 20. Don't poison his food because he knows me. He actually likes you, a sin I forgive him for.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

covering the beat

Photo thanks to Rich McCormack of last night's swearing in of freeholders and county executive.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Dear Mr. President

Dear Mr. President: I suggest that you rename the department of homeland security into the department of Homeland Insecurity, because scaring people seems to be what it does best. Today at 1 p.m., Hudson County set off its terrorism sirens. It scared the hell out of nearly everybody who heard it, even though it was announced earlier in newpapers -- including the one I work for. This is the quality of people we have looking after us? We get sirens on the day you and your friends have ranted on about us getting attacked by terrorists? It is no wonder we didn't stop 9/11 before it happened with people like this running security for us. We used to get red and yellow alerts, which had no purpose except to scare us more since none of us could do anything about it. Now we get crediable threats we are helpless to do anything about. All you seem to be accomplishing with any of this is to do the terrorists' work and create fear in the public. We don't have to fear fear itself, we have to fear homeland security and you.

Idiots in Hudson County set off sirens

For more than a week, the president, Homeland Security, the mayor of New York and others are telling us to watch out, we may have a terrorist attack on 9/11. So OEM in Hudson County sets off the terrorism sirens to honor those who died on 9/11. They announced ahead of time, of course, but most people didn't know about it. They did the same stupid thing last year. You have to wonder what these fools are thinking?