I believe the world has gone MAD
Here are a few examples pulled from the headlines today, with a short commentary on each story, BUT, the big comment is reserved until the end of this post, and it’s going to anger more than a few readers. GOOD!
Australia police calm unrest at immigration center
SYDNEY (AP) – Australian police used pepper spray to quell an overnight protest at an offshore detention center that has been the scene of unrest in the past, officials said Friday.
Protests frequently erupt at the overcrowded Christmas Island center, where Australia processes asylum seekers who have often fled poverty and war in the Middle East or Asia. In March, more than 200 detainees demanding visas set fire to buildings and tried to escape from the center. Police also responded to that demonstration. SOURCE
That’s a bunch of people you really want to issue a visa to, demanding destructionists that riot and burn when they don’t get their way…
32 dead in Syrian crackdown and assault on north
BEIRUT (AP) – Syrian forces shelled a town in the country’s restive north and opened fire on scattered protests nationwide, killing at least 32 people on Friday, activists said. Hundreds of Syrians streamed across the border into Turkey, trying to escape the violence.
A Syrian opposition figure told The Associated Press by telephone that thousands of protesters overwhelmed security officers and torched the courthouse and police station in the northern town of Maaret al-Numan, and the army responded with tank shells. The man spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. SOURCE
If you can’t kill your own people, just WHO can you kill? That’s how THEY look at it, and it is, after all, their nation. I still see this as Muslims killing Muslims, and I just can’t get upset over it.
Syrian activists release new footage of dead teen
BEIRUT (AP) – Syrian activists on Thursday released footage of the body of a 15-year-old boy they said was tortured by security forces, nearly a week after anti-government protesters galvanized by another teen’s death turned out by the thousands.
The dead boy, Tamer Mohammed al-Sharei, disappeared in Daraa on April 29, the same day and in the same restive area as the other young teen, Hamza al-Khatib. Video of Hamza’s mutilated body turned him into a symbol of the revolt against President Bashar Assad, driving thousands to rally last Friday against the government. SOURCE
Again, Muslims messing up Muslims, looks like a Win-Win to me.
Yemen protesters demand wounded leader’s ouster
SANAA, Yemen (AP) – Nearly 100,000 Yemenis protested Friday in a main square of the capital, demanding the president’s ouster in the biggest rally since Ali Abdullah Saleh left for Saudi Arabia after he was wounded in an attack on his palace.
Saleh’s evacuation for medical treatment has thrown Yemen into a dangerous political standoff, with opponents insisting he now be pushed completely out of power and his allies seeking to preserve his rule. Saleh was wounded in a blast that hit a mosque where he was praying in his presidential palace on June 3. Badly burned, Saleh was rushed to Saudi Arabia for treatment along with a number of top officials from his regime who also were wounded in the blast. SOURCE
Now before a bunch of *bleeding hearts* start talking about Syrian democracy and the *toasted* Syrian leader, remember this, as soon as their rage against HIM subsides, their rage against US returns.
Vietnam plans live-fire drills Monday
HANOI, Vietnam, June 10 (UPI) — Vietnamese military officials say they will conduct live-fire exercises in the South China Sea despite tensions with China over disputed waters.
Vietnam warned boats to stay clear of the area off the coast of central Quang Nam province Monday, when the drills are scheduled, the BBC reported. SOURCE
Vietnam is going to piss off China? Well, OK, just don’t expect the USA to go running in and save the day. We already have 4 serious engagements taking place, one more and we have WWIII in the making.
Joplin toll rises to 151; some suffer from fungus
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) – The death toll from the tornado that destroyed much of Joplin has risen to 151, and three of the latest victims suffered from a rare fungal infection that can occur when dirt becomes embedded under the skin, authorities said Friday.
Jasper County Coroner Rob Chappel said the three had been hospitalized with the unusually aggressive infection sometimes found in survivors of other natural disasters. He said it was difficult to identify the fungus as a cause of death since the people infected also suffered other severe injuries. SOURCE
Didn’t Obama make a load of promises about this was an American tragedy? Didn’t he vow to get the U.S. government fully involved?
Well, he brought the folks of Joplin, Tuscaloosa and Birmingham a LOAD, but it wasn’t a load of what they needed.
Remember the story of Nero? How he *fiddled* as Rome burned? Well, modern day similarities point to Obama and a 9 iron. He golfs while America burns.
Our economy is in the tank, jobs are nearly nonexistent, stocks and investments lose money on a daily basis, interest rates for money held in banking institutions is so low it’s nearly nonexistent, and what are the BIG stories of the day? What are the news organizations, and many thought to be Conservative bloggers going on and on about?
It seems that Anthony Weiner tops the list at the moment, and according to some, his seat is safe, apparently his constituency is as big a bunch of no-class perverts as is Weiner himself. Poll backs Weiner vow not to quit.
The other BIG story of the day? Alaska releases Sarah Palin’s emails. Yeah, her emails, and people are paying money, spending time and energy to pour over them hoping to find that gem, that one little tidbit that proves to the world that Sarah Palin is as dumb as a bag of hammers.
WAKE THE HELL UP AMERICA! The media is useless, Conservative bloggers are the last best hope this nation has. Don’t you think we could find something more relevant to write about that Weiner’s wiener, Sarah Palin’s emails, or, just for you May, whether or not Rick Perry is a Global One World Bilderberg conspiracy person?