Skip to comments.Obama Reaches Out to 'Moderate' Pirate Community
Posted on 04/09/2009 3:16:09 PM PDT by EveningStar
After maintaining his silence for two days, President Obama will soon make his first public statement about the pirate attack upon an U.S.-flagged vessel off the Horn of Africa. After several inquiries and a few well-placed bribes, Exurban League has received an early transcript of the President's remarks:
(Excerpt) Read more at exurbanleague.com ...
He will prolly invite them to Party hardy Wednesday night at the White house
He doesn’t have to bow so deep to the moderate ones.....
What in the hell is a ‘moderate’ pirate?
That includes granting them legal U.S. residency and a path to citizenship for them and all of the Pirate-American community. Right?
That headline is a classic!!
And billions in Somali relief funds...
“He will reach his hand out towards the PI RATS in conciliatory way, and put them under his wing and find out why they have become like that.
Whether it was environmental causes i.e ( the way society has treated them badly ) or their past lives in the way their families, friends, white man has treated them.
Then, he will give them all the medical, social, psychological treatment and welfare care that they need ( of course, at the expense of the tax payer, mainly the ( WHITE MAN ) ... “
The pirates are probably also very upset about global warming and the US health care system.
The question is should we tax them or send them a bail out check.
What the heck is wrong with Hillary? I’ve never seen such buffoonery coming from a Secretary of State during a crisis before. Hillary and Obama both need to step away from the red phone.
Its beyond comprehension Its time we call for her to step down over this
Good one. LOL! I may borrow this to pass to a few friends.
Obama and his ENTIRE administration are a laughing stock.
LOL! Is that TOTUS speaking?
Julis Caesar and the pirates: http://www.livius.org/caa-can/caesar/caesar_t01.htm
Caesar and the pirates
Bust of Caesar. Antikensammlung, Berlin (Germany). Photo Marco Prins.
In 75, Julius Caesar was captured by Cilician pirates, who infested the Mediterranean sea. The Romans had never sent a navy against them, because the pirates offered the Roman senators slaves, which they needed for their plantations in Italy. As a consequence, piracy was common.
In chapter 2 of his Life of Julius Caesar, the Greek author Plutarch of Chaeronea (46-c.120) describes what happened when Caesar encountered the pirates. The translation below was made by Robin Seager.
Ancient-Warfare.com, the online home of Ancient Warfare magazine
First, when the pirates demanded a ransom of twenty talents, Caesar burst out laughing. They did not know, he said, who it was that they had captured, and he volunteered to pay fifty. Then, when he had sent his followers to the various cities in order to raise the money and was left with one friend and two servants among these Cilicians, about the most bloodthirsty people in the world, he treated them so highhandedly that, whenever he wanted to sleep, he would send to them and tell them to stop talking.
For thirty-eight days, with the greatest unconcern, he joined in all their games and exercises, just as if he was their leader instead of their prisoner. He also wrote poems and speeches which he read aloud to them, and if they failed to admire his work, he would call them to their faces illiterate savages, and would often laughingly threaten to have them all hanged. They were much taken with this and attributed his freedom of speech to a kind of simplicity in his character or boyish playfulness.
However, the ransom arrived from Miletus and, as soon as he had paid it and been set free, he immediately manned some ships and set sail from the harbor of Miletus against the pirates. He found them still there, lying at anchor off the island, and he captured nearly all of them. He took their property as spoils of war and put the men themselves into the prison at Pergamon. He then went in person to [Marcus] Junius, the governorof Asia, thinking it proper that he, as praetor in charge of the province, should see to the punishment of the prisoners. Junius, however, cast longing eyes at the money, which came to a considerable sum, and kept saying that he needed time to look into the case.
Caesar paid no further attention to him. He went to Pergamon, took the pirates out of prison and crucified the lot of them, just as he had often told them he would do when he was on the island and they imagined that he was joking.
” What the heck is wrong with Hillary? Ive never seen such buffoonery coming from a Secretary of State during a crisis before. Hillary and Obama both need to stop sniffing the glue and step away from the red phone. “ .... there now, fixed.
“ What the heck is wrong with Hillary? Ive never seen such buffoonery coming from a Secretary of State during a crisis before. Hillary and Obama both need to stop sniffing the glue and step away from the red phone. .... there now, fixed.”
First Obama on 60 Minutes. Now Hillary. They are either sniffing glue or giddy with disbelief over their power.
( First Obama on 60 Minutes. Now Hillary. They are sniffing glue , giddy , and peeing their pants with disbelief over their power. ) there now, fixed.
“And billions in Somali relief funds...”
after all they are “too big” now to fail. After all, importance to the countries economy does not matter under the relief funds giveaway.
He’ll throw money at the problem to help their suffering, which is the root of this evil.
We didn't "work together with Morocco to end piracy all those years ago (Hillary, laughing...)", we attacked them and forced them into surrender and making terms with us!
A moderate pirate is someone elected to either house of congress in a blue state.
I can see how you might think Obama is talking about the Somali guys. It’s an easy mistake to make.
Yar Har Har : You are a Pirate!
“0bama loves pirates. They reduce globull warming.”
LOL. Great chart!
Lies. Damn lies. Statistics. And absurd correlations that must mean something dammit!
You DO realize that ending piracy has cause global warming.
Note to Obama: "Pirates of the Caribbean" was a movie. Fiction.
Yeah, but he had stones the size of pickle jars. Michelle is keeping Barry’s shriveled little raisins under lock and key lest Larry come to town.
What in the hell is a moderate pirate? A metersexual one.
I think they are covering for the mortal terror they are feeling. They realize now that being a world leader is a big deal and has some consequences. And they know they aren't up to it.
I just wish they would call in some grownups to help them out.
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