Sure, the story of TSA violating our civil liberties is important, but it’s starting to prove to be a bit of a distraction.Â Unfortunately this is a busy Thanksgiving, and we have a lot more to worry about than watching football and sliding that belt out one more notch after eating grandma’s butter coated sugar pie with butter crust.
North Korea launched 100 artillery rounds at a South Korean island, killing 2 soldiers and 2 civilians.Â According to the (North Korean) Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (lol):Â “The confrontation between the North and the South in the political and military fields has been put to such extremes that the inter-Korean relations have reached the brink of a war.”
Wikileaks intends to release hundreds of thousands of classified internal State Department documents that “could negatively impact U.S. foreign relations”, according to the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs.
And if Quantitative Easing wasn’t dangerous enough to the health of the dollar:
China and Russia have decided to renounce the US dollar and resort to using their own currencies for bilateral trade, Premier Wen Jiabao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin announced late on Tuesday.
It’s more than the average American really has time to worry about — but that’s why we elect a president, hopefully one of our most competent citizens (okay…ideally), to act as the agent of the people representing the best interests of America.Â In this sense President Obama has categorically failed.Â He might as well have had his fingers crossed when he took the oath of office.Â He couldn’t even get a free trade agreement signed with South Korea, with 28,000 American troops stationed there for their protection, and now a carrier strike group on the way.Â Maybe he should just go meet with Hugo Chavez, he might do better there with a kindred narcissistic Marxist spirit.