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Thievery Cooperation


As I'm typing away here on my MacBook, I've got one eye over at another monitor, as President Obama makes his first Congressional address in front of a national TV audience.

Delivering the official Republican response after Barack Hussein Obama's speech is Piyush "Bobby" Jindal, another brown dude. The 37-year-old Louisiana governor is the product of two Punjabi Indian foreign exchange students who got hitched while in grad school at LSU. I kid you knot.

Maybe I'm being too cynical here, but the political discussion won't elevate despite the new color overtones. But hey, hopefully I'm wrong.

There is a positive spin I find from all the platitudes on the podium. Both speeches were a full plate of domestic issues dealing mostly with the economy. The words "Terror" and "Evil" and "Axis" came up a grand total of zero times.

Then there was a really classy essay in today's New York Times by a Jewish writer who gave a glowing review about the "warmth" he feels around Iranians, and its lessons for dealing with today's geopolitical landscape.

Less classier is a class action from a group of slimey Manhattan trial lawyers trying to steal ancient artifacts from Persepolis. What these suits don't realize in their case against the Islamo-facist government of Iran is that these are relics of Iran's PRE-Islamic past. Using Iran's contribution to World Heritage as liens against its undemocratic government makes no $ense. So these thieves must be stopped. And if you click on that link, you can do your part in thwarting their idiocy.

Another petition to President Obama worth signing is found across the academic pond.  And, of course, there is the Facebook group.

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