Happy fifth of May…this is America, not Mexico. Noteworthy events that happened today in History.
Napoleon Bonaparte died in Exile on the island of Elba. There’s some forensic evidence that he was poisoned.
Alan Shepard became the second person and first American in space in 1961.
Karl Marx was born on this day in 1818. That was a sad day in the history of the world.
Actor Tyrone Power in 1913. Remember him in “Mark of Zorro”?
Every bodies favorite housekeeper, Ann B. Davis in 1926.
One of the great female country singers of all time, Tammy Wynette was born on this day in 1942. And Annette Benning, ooh la la, was born in 1959 on May fifth.
Whatever pisses off Robert Gibbs is a good thing, right? From Politico:
“Brownie” — former FEMA director blamed for the White House’s sluggish response to Hurricane Katrina — claimed the Obama administration let the Gulf oil leak get worse so they could retract its own promise to expand exploratory offshore drilling.
“I would not be surprised if the White House said, you know, we might be able to, guess what, do what? Use this crisis to our advantage. Let this crisis get really bad, and then we will step in,” Brown told Neil Cavuto. “We will be able to shut down offshore drilling. We will be able to turn to all these alternate fuels.”
Robert Gibbs got pissed off about it and lambasted Fox News correspondent Wendall Goler because Fox News aired his views.
I don’t know if his theory has merit, but you know that there isn’t much beneath this administration, so it is at least plausible. My two responses to his theory are: 1) Why didn’t I think of that? And 2) A stuck pig squeals the loudest. Heckuva job, “Brownie.”
Imagine that you are a rag-head hiding in a cave in the Pakistan-Afghan border. You get the news that a rag-head was let into our country, earned a higher degree at our university, then threw away the good life to go back to Pakistan to learn “bomb-making” from terrorists. He then went back into the country, got everything necessary for a bombing in Times Square, and could have pulled it off with just a smidgen of competence.
My reaction would be, “Great! We can do this if we just get some gullible camel-humpers who aren’t so incompetent.”
But wait, there’s more!
After getting away with it and not having to blow himself up, he almost got away. He was under surveillance but the incompetent boobs let him escape. They knew he would probably get on a plane but he got on anyway and almost made it out of the country.
If I was that rag-head terrorist leader, I’d say: “What a relief! It’s been getting harder and harder to dupe those gullible rag-heads into believing that crap about the 70 virgins. Now all we have to do is convince them that they can get away with it because Amelica is so incompetent! Allah Akbar! Hey, Ahmed! It’s my turn to $crew the goat! Stay away from her!”
Okay, maybe I got into the role playing a little too much. But that’s how rag-headed terrorists think.
Put on your flak jackets, ladies and gents. It’s about to get more interesting.