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Freaky Friday

Today is Friday, which is always a good day, but it's also a day in which some weird things have surfaced.

First, President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Don't get me wrong; I really like Obama. I feel bad for him right now because former President GW Bush left him such a terrible mess to clean up that he's having a hard time making any headway. But still, it felt like I had somehow flashed forward (apologies to Robert Sawyer) into the future because he's only been president about ten months. From what I have read, I assume it's because he has come out for nuclear disarmament, but still . . . I think really, this just shows how the rest of the world views the United States. When GWB was the prez, we were a threat, and now we're not.

On the other hand, we are bombing the moon. Guess it's lucky the guys on the Nobel committee didn't know this, huh? Actually, it's a valid way to do research on the moon, but it sounds weird. I just hope the mission is a success.

And finally, the CEO of Microsoft is actually quoted saying that Microsoft won't develop an eReader because everyone can read ebooks on their PCs. Now, that's just crazy talk! Obviously, the man has never sat outside in bright sunshine and tried to read a netbook.

At this rate, I expect to see Mulder and Scully come around and ask me questions.






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bogwitch64
Oct. 9th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
Despite being a rabid Obama groupie, I was surprised by the prize going to him. He's done a lot of great things in Chicago and the area, but...I don't know. I feel terrible saying it but, is this the BEST of what's out there right now?
karen_w_newton
Oct. 9th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
I do wonder if there was someone it should have gone to instead, but I think to a certain extent Europeans saw him as wresting America back from the extreme right wing. I guess you could say that was a real step towards peace in itself. I just hope he can live up to it.
bogwitch64
Oct. 9th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
I do think his election went a long way to restoring the USA's reputation in Europe, and in the rest of the world.

I can't blame the years of GWB and his administration fo the downward spiral completely. After the towers, this country danced to the tune set for it. Everyone got scared, and what do scared people do? They become religious, conservative, and ready to follow anyone who shouts loudly enough over everyone else. It took a long time for the level-headedness to return, to be heard again. Obama represents the fact that we HAVE begun to move back into being the America the world looks to instead of fears and dislikes.
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