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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Time Out

Related Link » President Obama looking to kick some ass over BP Gulf oil spill
“I was down there a month ago, before most of these talking-heads were even paying attention to the Gulf. A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there, standing in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be. And I don’t sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar. We talked to these folks because they potentially have the best answers so I know whose ass to kick.”
— Barack Obama quoted by The Daily Caller, 06/07/10
When the Great Healer of Nations is on the warpath, perhaps it is time for a time out. Even The Coolness Himself has his limits, I guess, though it does contradict the omnipotence thingy.

As has been well documented, there is a whole lot of hatred going on in the world today. And by most accounts, there is ample reason for some of it. Unfortunately, there is not a consensus on what or who would qualify as a target for guilt-free hatred, though great strides have been made in recent times to fall back on the tried and true standby — Jew-hatred. But those pesky Jews in Israel and some of them in America refuse to play the role the world has been trying to impose on them for ever. There is nothing more galling than a target of hatred that refuses to roll over.

Full-time hatred must be debilitating, just as constant deflection of hatred seems to be. Everyone needs a breather now and again, before stepping up for the next round. But not everyone is fortunate enough to have an escape hatch for a time out. An escape to a place in spacetime where chaotic sights and sounds are attenuated to mellifluous peace and harmony; where the gentlest sound to be heard is, "I love you, Grandpa."

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