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Afghanistan April 2011 @ The Big Picture

Confusion of Feelings & Death of Osama bin Laden

Whatever sort of emotional response I may have had on hearing the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. forces was immediately confused by everyone else’s response.
Jessa Crispin @ The Smart Set

My thoughts exactly.

He’s Dead – Americans Celebreate the Death of Osama bin Laden

He's Dead

Someone mentioned something about the death of Osama Bin Laden this morning (that would be around 9-10PM EST), but it took me a while to realize what exactly he was talking about. He had gotten a message from someone on his phone, via Twitter, email, Facebook, or IM, and mentioned it in passing. I was way too tired to realize what he was talking about. It’s only when I got home, at around 1:30PM that I understood what had happened. The US, thanks to some CIA and Joint Special Operations Command managed to hunt down and kill Osama bin Laden.

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Mark Singer on Trump

Marc Singer has a good article about Trump in the New Yorker. Ever since I became aware of his bubbling birtherism, he’s totally lost any respect that I had for him.

Donald Trump The Birther Over at NYT & Gail Collins

I don’t know what’s going on with Donald Trump, but he’s become a birther and he’s proud of it. Egomania breeds idiocy.

Vote for Donald Trump, the man who can make Bill O’Reilly look like the most sensible guy in the room.

Trump’s main argument for why he should be taken seriously as a presidential contender is his business success. Has Obama ever hosted a long-running reality series? Owned a bankruptcy-bound chain of casinos? Put his name on a flock of really unattractive high-rise apartment buildings? No!

“Celebrity Apprentice” is widely regarded as terrible and cheesy programming, but, actually, it has its moments. I recently saw an episode in which a former top model had a serious discussion with a fellow competitor about whether this was the 20th century or the 21st. You can’t get stuff like that on “Mad Men.”

To establish his birther creds, this week Trump produced his own birth certificate, after one failed attempt in which he came up with a document that was too weak to qualify for a passport. By the time he worked things out, we had an entire news cycle devoted to Donald Trump having been born in New York.

Here’s Trump’s response.

Reception of the French National Team In France

On Thursday, as France’s national soccer team returned home after its abject failure at the World Cup in South Africa, and were met by riot police sent to protect them from their fans, haters of the team, and the country, continued to heap scorn on the squad now blamed for sullying the nation’s honor.

Another noted simply: “When the team wins, the players are French. When it loses, they are Africans with French citizenship.”

Chatroulette’s Creator Is Revealed

The creator of the random webcam chat site Chatroulette was revealed as a Russian teenager.


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