Thursday, January 22, 2009

Closing Gitmo

Today President Obama signed an executive order to end the detention of enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay. I disagree with this from my core, and actually celebrate our ability to imprison these monsters away from American soil. I think it's even funny that we do so on the shores of communist Cuba.

So this executive order begs the question: Where will we send the prisoners? Most of these terrorists will still need to be detained, so we have to send them somewhere. Today I heard the suggestion (from Glenn Beck) to send them to Alcatraz. I think this is a fantastic idea. I am quite sure the loudest voices to close Gitmo have come from Bay Area Liberal types, so they should welcome them right? Besides, lovely San Francisco is a sanctuary city, so when we release some of these evil-doers, (or they escape), we won't have to ship them back to the battlefields of the Middle East where they immediately begin shooting at our boys again. They can just stay in San Francisco as illegal aliens, living alongside some of their biggest advocates! According to Glenn Beck, housing these terrorists at Alcatraz would allow Nancy Pelosi to "keep an eye out" to make sure the detainees were treated well. (How could they possibly be treated any better than they were in that tropical paradise called Guantanamo? Sending them back the Middle East was the only torture.)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama stealing Bush "rhetoric"

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Token "first post" for 2009

It's January 4, 2009, and I have yet to post anything. Since I'm leaving this week for a company meeting in Newport Beach, I'm just going to post about whatever comes to mind (isn't that the essence of a blog anyway?), and hope it comes out coherent and mildly entertaining.

I saw today that Bill Richardson withdrew his name from the nomination to the Obama cabinet post. My prediction is that this is the first of many similar situations with the incoming administration. I don't even think Rahm Emanuel will make it to inauguration day.

Has anyone noticed Obama sprinting to the center after the election. This is a good thing, and I hope it continues, as reality continues to set in for our new leader.

I truly hope that 2009 has some good things in store for my family. My wife has been through hell with her health lately, and we have prayed for the blessing of a healthy year in 2009.

I have some selfish wishes for 2009 as well. I really am hoping to get away this Spring to the slopes for a few days. I haven't snowboarded in 3 years, and really need to log some hours on the board!

Texas A&M and the Dallas Cowboys are home for the season, so my football year is over. I'm a Gator fan by birth, so I can stretch my football season til the 8th, but after that, it's all Aggie basketball, Mavs basketball, and Aggie baseball.

Aggie football just has to be better in 2009. Can it get any worse??

I saw on Fox News today that Elvis Presley made $52 million last year. An entertainer who died in 1977 makes more money than most entertainers alive today.....only in America!

Finally, all my Christmas decorations are taken down and put away. I feel really good about that, as it closes the lid on 2008 for good!

Happy New Year.