Well, maybe just a little something.
First of all, the PUMAsphere has been launched!
Check it out, join and participate! Sorry bots, we’re not going away, and we will be a lot more effective than you at holding Obama’s feet to the fire. You’re welcome to join us if/when you get a conscience and/or a clue.
Meanwhile, in Russia, Pooty-Poot is stepping up his aggressive stance towards Ukraine, by cutting off a large portion of the natural gas that Russia normally supplies to that country. It’s a bold and heartless move at this time of year, when heat is so desperately needed. The sharp reduction in natural gas supply has already affected Europe and Bulgaria. The EU is trying to make Russia reinstate the original supply level by the end of the week. Yeah, those big monopolies are such a great idea. Right, AIG? Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?
Israel invaded the Gaza Strip to take on Hamas. This was the strategic thinking for a ground invasion, according to Mark Regev, the spokesperson for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert:
“The endgame for us is threefold: that Hamas’s military machine would be substantially destroyed; two, Hamas understands that shooting rockets means paying a price they don’t want to pay; and three, there are mechanisms in place to prevent Hamas from rearming,” Regev said.
I certainly hope this is what happens, but somehow, I doubt it. You can’t stop terrorism by blowing the terrorists up. You need to stop the conditions that give rise to the terrorism, and that can’t be done with bombs, bullets and tanks. My heart goes out to the Israeli and Palestinian people, who live in the most war-torn and heavily contested area of the world, but whose leaders can’t seem to stop attacking each other.
The Blagojevich drama continues, with Burris, the current appointed junior Senator from Illinois, being refused entry by the Secretary of the Senate. Pass the popcorn, please!
Bill Richardson is involved in a pay-to-play scandal of his own and will no longer be Commerce Secretary. (Heh. Looks like the Obots, with their hysteria over President Clinton’s donor list, were focusing on the wrong Bill.) And of course Barack Obama is totally, completely innocent of all knowledge and wrongdoing. Or maybe not. But in any case, will Obama appoint a woman to take his place? A woman who understands that construction and infrastructure jobs heavily favor men, and that lifting women out of poverty with good-paying jobs will lift up our entire society so much faster?
At this point, my estimation of the President-Select can only improve. Let’s hope he manages to get something done that will please those of us on the left side of the aisle, and that will actually make some of his female supporters happy they pulled the lever for him. If he’s still thinking they’ll have nowhere to go in 2012, well, it’s going to be a long four years.
And PUMA is just getting started.