Newport 100s

I find it funny that you and I have an enlightening conversation about things in our lives, and a week or two later you forget it ever happened.

I find it funny that you talk with me on the phone and forget what was said.

I find it sad that we call each other friends, but I feel like you only call me friends when you need it.

And yet, you still have my heart. You still have my spirit. You are still welcome in my life.

I regret meeting you. I regret giving you my heart and telling you that I’d never leave you. I regret doing anything I could to help and support you.

I hate that I hang on to your every word but you only pick the ones you like from mine.

I hate that your promises are so easily broken.

I hate the box of smokes I bought you.

But what I hate most is that I don’t think I can live without you.


Short term memories

The big talk at the water cooler today won’t be about how gorgeous Princess Whatsernames’s dress was on Friday. It won’t be on who was eliminated from the Apprentice. It won’t even be about how the Red Sox actually won a game!

No, it’ll be about Osama bin Laden, and how he’s dead. I already heard it on the news – they’re already talking about 9/11. What about the USS Cole? What about the original World Trade Center bombing? Both incidents occurred during Bill Clinton’s two terms as President, but what actions were taken then? None.

It took 3,000 civilians to die from two successful attacks in New York City and Washington, DC, and a third failed attack just over nine and a half years ago before President George W Bush said enough was enough. And it took President Obama doing it the way he said before he was elected as the Chief Executive Officer, the way he was scoffed in the media as the wrong way to do it, to sneak in without telling the Pakistani government in the middle of the night and kill him.

While much of the reaction to the death of Osama bin Laden has been celebratory, the feeling is very different in the country where U.S. forces found and killed the terrorist leader.

In Pakistan, the mood is not jubilant. Rather, there is a sense of stunned silence.

In a carefully worded release from the foreign minister, the Pakistani government acknowledged that a U.S. team conducted the operation inside Pakistani territory. It did not say what role Pakistan took in that operation.

On Pakistani media, the bin Laden killing is occupying all the time, mostly with reaction from pundits and former government members.

From some quarters, there is anger at the United States conducting a mission inside Pakistan.

-Voice of America news [cite]

What will be interesting to see now is how fast he pulls troops out of Afghanistan and the Middle East. I mean, why do we need troops there now, Mister President?


An interesting few weeks

Since 1990, I’ve been a radio broadcaster. Even now, eight years since being inside a commercial radio studio, I still consider myself a radio broadcaster. Since 2003 I’ve taken the reigns of the Internet radio medium and called it home, both in live programming and in podcasting the Radio X show.

Starting a few months ago, I’ve become more and more involved with a local independent wrestling school and at the last show, the promoter and head writer both mentioned that I’m in line to be the next senior ring announcer.

Just figured I would share that with you.