Friday, January 30, 2009

Obama's top 3 priorities?

Please tell me I'm wrong, but I think Barack Hussein Obama's
top three priorities are:

  1. get reelected
  2. create a positive legacy
  3. maximize post-Presidential speaking fees
Does this seem cynical?

If so, chew on this: Why do some of the long-shots (Dennis Kookcinich,
Christopher "I'll show 'em, Dad!" Dodd, etc.) run for President?

  • to make a difference?
  • because they feel they can win?
  • to get their issues on the agenda?
Or is it really just to drive up their speaking fees?

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Stopping Iran from getting uranium

The Times Online recently reported that Iran is running short of the yellow cake uranium it needs to produce a nuclear weapon.

I'm certainly no expert on nuclear non-proliferation, but I think it's a no-brainer that (if they haven't already) civilized countries should quickly look into forming a consortium that will promise to widely beat any price that rogue nations might offer for their uranium ore.

Sure, this will lead to lots of collusion and price gouging, but so what?!

If it prevents the bad guys from getting the hot stuff, the better off we'll all be.

Naturally, richer countries (like US) will shoulder a bigger burden in this enterprise, but don't we always?

But the more we pay, the more we get, and that means less is left for our rivals and enemies - even the undeclared ones!

Would somebody with access please fax this idea to Hillary?

I say fax, not e-mail, because a tangible piece of paper is a little harder to ignore, and I suggest sending it to Hillary because of her position, because she needs an idea like this, and she is just the right person to present it to His Holiness O!bama!