Back to the Grind

Sunday, April 12, 2009 Posted In , , , Edit This 11 Comments »
We're home!!!! Yay!!! I know you are all leaping for joy as you read that I am back to plague your life with my inanities (my word for the day).

Thanks to all who enquired after my health. I am doing brilliantly, the gallstones have been eradicated and I will always be glad that I did not allow the "Doctor" (and I use the term loosely) to surgically remove my gallbladder. Like my MIL says, "You need to keep your insides INSIDE."

But to the matter at hand. And I am referring, of course, to the recent rescue of the US Captain from the Somali pirates. I am uber-impressed with the Navy Snipers ability to pick off the thugs whilst standing on a Destroyer being thrashed around in high seas. Cool!

One of the surviving pirates made threats against the US saying that by using our military might, we are marked for retaliation. "In the future, America will be the one mourning and crying," he told The Associated Press. "We will retaliate (for) the killings of our men." Like he would want his country to sit back and do nothing if his countryman was being held hostage by a bunch of murdering thugs!

But here's the thing... the ship the Somali thugs attempted to hijack had been carrying food aid bound for Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda!

Talk about biting the hand that feeds!!


11 brilliant observations:

Kristina P. said...

Whatever happened to the days of hot pirates, like Captain Jack Sparrow?

wendy said...

Yay, your back. Hope you had a nice rest. Glad to hear you didn't have to have surgery. I'm with you --no cutting into me unless it is the LAST resort. Who in their right mind thinks they can be a successful pirate these days??

DeNae said...

I actually WAS happy to see your commenty face on my blog again! Glad you're feeling better.

I'd really like to know who these Somali wienies think they are. I mean, do they get cable on pirate ships? Do they really think they can scare a world power like - well, choose: The field is wide open in the contest of "countries that could kick a few Somalian pirates clean off the map with one army tied behind their back."

Sheesh!

Deb said...

Welcome back!!

Karen said...

Yay! Welcome back! Glad you're healthy and stuff!

As for the pirates, I'm glad the US Snipers went in and took 'em out. Enough is enough with the waiting-for-them-to-give-up garbage.

And @ Kristina: The only hot pirates are in the Caribbean!

Barbaloot said...

First of all---glad you're back to blog!
Second---Hello, Pirates? The 1800s called. They want their villain back.
Third---did you know Obama's response in all this? He said that any AMERICAN who threatened or injured the PIRATES who be tried. What?! Americans, punished by THEIR president, for defending THEIR country?! I'm not okay with that.

Loralee and the gang... said...

Welcome back! Glad you are feeling better...
:~D

Lucy said...

Hey...glad you're back and doing great!

Lissaloo said...

Yay! You're back!!

honeypiehorse said...

Hooray, welcome back. I know, it sounds like those pirates didn't fully think through the big picture.

Shelley said...

Glad you are better..and back..
The pirates, well it is all just too wierd. What is it with men these days. Now they have to actually play out the video games that everyone swears don't affect who they are..RIGHT.. Ok maybe they didn't actually start out that way, but give me a break. Amazing grown men with such horrible life choices.