Monday, May 2, 2011
NY Firemen Learn Osama bin Laden is Dead Picture
That's the famous picture from the New York Times. A bunch of guys cheering that the USA killed a man in Pakistan. There's Stassi in the middke doing a mix of Richard Nixon and Fonzie, with Wilson, McLeod, Pelosi, Hickey and some other guys trying to figure out what this means.
Nobody knows what it means, and lemme tell you I don't know either.
I do know Osama bin Laden was a rich brat who used a bunch of kids and dopey lackeys to kill Americans. He was loaded with western money living in the Middle East, blaming America for whatever his therapist told him. Who knows?
Now by this time, his death is symbollic. Barack Obama gets to finish what George W. Bush started and this kind of puts them on the same playing field. Nobody is saying these two men agree on much, but they do agree that terrorism from Islam's extreme side is bad and needs to be taken down. I don't know what the right thing to do is, but this could be a big thing, or just another dead Islamic leader.
Meanwhile in my fair city, Mayor-elect and famous potty-mouth Rahm Emanuel has got himself a new top cop. Newark Police Chief Garry McCarthy will replace Police Supt. Jody Weis. Weis did pretty good. Let's see how it goes.
Read some thoughts on bin Laden's death, including a funny story about Area 51.