The Day after Thanksgiving; Leftovers and Other Goodies
There are many stories developing across the world right now and normally I focus on one or 2 and let my razor sharp political wit take them apart with in-depth commentary and a huge dose of *Anti-Spin*. Not so today, I am going to meander a bit, and look at several stories that can, and in some cases HAVE affected us here in the good old USA.
As most know, we had our share of server/host problems recently. It was nothing that we as a blogging conglomerate had done intentionally, it was nothing of server/host folks did intentionally and we weren’t HACKED. It seems we had outgrown the space we had allotted on the server and as such, we have been forced to purchase more server space to accommodate the number of hits we get on a daily basis.
Now that our move to a server that is one step from a dedicated server is complete, and after much intense work on the part of our server/host folks and my blogging cohort Bushwack at American and Proud, we are back in business, have very fast loading times and are now giving our readers the service they deserve!
Many speculated that we had been *hacked*, or that the Obama *thought police* had taken over our sites and done some nefarious deed. Not so, and being one that doesn’t play well with *conspiracy nuts*, I may have lost a couple of readers with my less than civil response to that foolishness.
One of the bigger bloggers on the ‘net today was hacked and suffered a temporary outage, Pat Dollard was hit, but in fine American Patriot fashion, he didn’t miss too many beats and he was right back in business. Site Hacked – The War On PatDollard.com Has Begun.
It happens, there are hackers out there that run from the TRUTH like roaches that scatter when the light goes on, but it’s not just Conservative sites that get hacked, we have heard so many stories about the White House, FBI, CIA and God only knows who else getting hacked or suffering Denial of Service (DOS) attacks.
From a few days ago we have this: Hackers target Israel with millions of attacks as Hamas rockets continue to fall. This is what we all face if we are bloggers, pundits, reporters or whatever the case may be; if you offend someone, if you speak or write words that they don’t want to hear and disagree with, they will *hack* your site in an attempt to shut you up, thus denying you your right to free speech on your own site!
You can bet that these *hackers* would be screaming bloody murder if the same was done to them.
On to other matters; I remember when Egypt was considered to be an ally of sorts, not one to be trusted, but not one to be too terribly feared. Now I have to wonder, are we about to see an *Egyptian Spring* as Morsi grabs dictatorial powers in Egypt?
I guess it’s pretty convenient when you declare yourself above the law, above the reach of the judiciary and your Constitution. I’m only speculating but I would take bets that Barack Obama saw this happen and said, “Can I do that too?”
And speaking of Obama; now that the *Little Prince* has been assured another 4 years in office, Black voters look to leverage their loyalty. Does that translate into a demand for MORE free stuff? Maybe another cell phone perhaps? We can’t be having Obama supporters waiting to contact their *crack* dealer now can we?
Right on schedule Shoppers hit the stores on Black Friday in what retailers are hoping will be a rush that will put profits into *The Black*. Now I have to ask; *Black Friday* and *in The Black*, do those terms conjure up images of racism for the likes of Je$$ie Jack$on, Al $harpton and the NAACP? It seems that any time the word BLACK comes up, even in normal conversation, the above named *race baiters* immediately hold a presser to make claims of racism and demand reparations for the word BLACK being used.
And how long do you think a cease-fire will last when you have this? Gaza crowds surge at Israel border fence, 1 dead.
I have great respect for Israel but I have serious anger issues too. Israel is by and large a very benevolent nation, the Israelis want nothing more than to be left alone, and I can understand and support that desire. No matter what Israel does, regardless the effort and concessions that Israel makes, they are always pushed again and again.
I wish that Israel would, once and for all, wipe the Palestinians off the face of the earth and then make it known that what just happened was merely a *warm-up* for the main event!
That about covers MY issues of this day, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, I know we did, and I hope that this time next year we still have something to be thankful for!