Delayed post: Obama wins! And the first few weeks…

Well, it’s been a little crazy in the world since President Obama was re-elected!  Unbiased journalism be damned, I’m very happy about this!  Yes, he’s not perfect, but can you imagine the alternative?

And honestly, who doesn’t love the First Family?! So amazing to see Sasha and Malia grow up before our eyes.

However, now the dust has settled and the real work begins.  Drones, the fiscal cliff, the foreign policy cliff, the fact that Obama didn’t win by an overwhelming majority of the popular vote are all issues that will need to be addressed.

Perhaps we’ve seen signs setting the tone for the next administration already.

The President at a recent press conference after being asked about Senator John McCain and Senator Lindsay Graham’s out right refusal to approve United Nations Ambassador for the position of Secretary of State should she be nominated:

And then there’s this whole General Petraeus MESS.  A ridiculous soap opera which has effectively ended the storied career of a man who was doing a solid job, by most accounts, commanding the war in Afghanistan.  There are some rumors about how the CIA would have had to have asked the FBI to investigate the General’s emails and..ahem…personal communications.  Why would they do this?  Well, from what I’ve read Petraeus was not well liked by some at Langley because he came in from the outside instead of an intelligence officer from within being promoted.  Of course, this might just be speculation from the reports I’ve read however.  There’s the other side of the story that Kardashian look-alike Jill Kelly and her shirtless FBI paramour were the ones who initiated and then pushed for the investigation.   Fact is, he has resigned and WE’RE STILL AT WAR.

Despite the the threat to national security secrets, a crime was not found to be committed.  To be honest, given his history, I don’t really care who he’s sleeping with as long as that information is kept where it needs to be kept.  It remains to be seen what kind of effect this will have in the future.

If you think this is confusing and ridiculous…it is. Via Washington Post

Further posts regarding Burma/Myanmar, Israel/Gaza, attending a sustainability/corporate social responsibility conference, Bal Thackeray’s death in Bombay, and much more.  I’ve been pretty lax in regaling you with information essential and in a feeble attempt to improve my writing speed, I’ve decided to do my own version of NaNoWriMo – 30 posts or more in the next 30 days.  Please pass on my blog to any and all interested!


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