It's summer and it's hot out. I've been trying to stay calm and not get too excited and hot under the collar about the current events. But this morning, I've had enough.
The buses in Seattle have been carrying posters and ads showing pictures of the most wanted terrorists. That's a really good idea, especially since several years ago a terrorist was stopped trying to cross into Washington from Canada. Some "brilliant" congressman has decided that these ads are racist because it shows only muslim terrorists. It doesn't matter that the majority of terrorists are muslim. Maybe, in the interest of political correctness, the FBI should have invented some non-muslim terrorists. Anyway, the FBI has wimped out and will withdraw the ads, thus making sure that no muslim's will be offended and the streets of Seattle will be safe.
This morning I heard the president's answer to a question whether or not he was in contact with Putin regarding Snowden's return to the US. This president responded that he didn't think he should have to call Putin. To quote Freddie Prinze, "It's not my job man." Whose job is it then? What is our secretary of state doing? Is this the flexibility the president talked about before he was elected?
It looks like, in the president's eyes, coal is the biggest threat to our survival as a country. He talks about reducing our carbon footprint while he flies off to Africa with his entourage of fighter jets; hundreds of Secret Service agents; a Navy ship with a full trauma center; and military cargo planes to bring 56 vehicles including 14 limousines and three trucks loaded with sheets of bulletproof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the first family will stay. Some of this is necessary, but 14 limousines? Does the first family travel in separate cars? That would only account for 4 limos. I can understand the need for a Navy ship with trauma center and the fighter jets.
At least he gave up the idea of a safari where he would have been surrounded by snipers in case an animal seemed threatening, although I've heard from friends who've been to Africa several times, the animals are so used to people that they don't notice and are not threatening.