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"I would hurl words into the darkness and wait for an echo. If an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight." Richard Wright, American Hunger

Osama Been Decayin’ – for about 48 hours now.

(part 3 of “Tax Mysteries Uncovered!” will appear next week)

It’s finally happened. Osama Bin Laden is dead.

 Yesterday, I received a call from a friend telling me to turn on the news. It had just been announced that OBL had been killed. I watched ABC network coverage of OBL’s death for about 45 minutes and started to get curious. I don’t get cable TV, so I went to the computer to check out Fox “News” Channel. There’s a big link to click on at the top of the page that says, “Watch FoxNews.com Live.” I clicked on it and what did I see? A replay of the coverage of the royal wedding.

 Wow.

 Just… Wow.

 I watched about 5 minutes to prove to myself that this was what Fox was really running, and then my Firefox browser crashed.

 Of course, I can’t know if it was just some technical difficulty that our “Fair and Balanced” friends were suffering, but somehow I doubt it. I still have questions about the complete story of 9/11 (Oh, to be a fly on the inside of George W. Bush’s skull right now. But let’s save that discussion for another day.) but one thing is for sure – this is just a huge victory (politically if nothing else) for President Obama. I’m sure it’s taking some time for ill-prepared Fox “News” spinners to concoct something negative or just to formulate a plan to keep the negativity flowing.

We’ll see if I’m right over the next few days. But for now, let’s just read a list of the dead:

 Osama Bin Laden

and…

 The 2012 presidential campaigns of:

Sarah Palin

Donald Trump

Mitt Romney

Michelle Bachman

Etc.

Etc.

Etc.

 By the way, I again tried the Fox “News” live feed on Monday morning at 9:05 am, Pacific time. All the other networks just can’t show enough about OBL. Fox live feed had a show on about how terrible the economy is and how hard it is to get a job.

 One thing of which I am completely certain: Obama haters will go on hating. That’s what they do.

-Tom Rossi

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Tom Rossi is a commentator on politics and social issues. He is a Ph.D. student in International Sustainable Development, concentrating in natural resource and economic policy. Tom greatly enjoys a hearty debate, especially over a hearty pint of Guinness.

Tom also posts on thrustblog.blogspot.com

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2 thoughts on “Osama Been Decayin’ – for about 48 hours now.

  1. I bet the conservative campaign specialist are scratching their heads trying to figure out what to do now! -Roger.

  2. Roger, it’s interesting that it seems that for the most part (there are exceptions, of course – http://www.politicususa.com/en/glenn-beck-bin-laden) the conservatives have accepted this as a victory for Obama, and want to get back to the lies that have worked in the past – about Obama’s economic policies “leaving most Americans high and dry” – stuff like that. In a way, this shows a type of maturity, if you use the word loosely. REALLY loosely.

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