I thought “the hell with it” looked wrong as the beginning part of the anagram, so I moved it to the second half. I guess you could say that, by my standards, today’s anagram was reversed engineered. Onto the news.
The Obama Administration, and Hillary Clinton in particular set the tone for the future dialogue between the United States and North Korea with a sharp and scathing statement in response to North Korea saying it will take “Firm military action” should United States or any of it’s allies try to further isolate the North. The Administration will, according to Mrs. Clinton will “Vigorously enforce” the new sanctions which have recently been put into force against North Korea.
Vigorously enforce, among the other statements made, is not on it’s face the strongest statement one could make. But think about this. This statement comes after the North made the statement that any attempt to “blockade” the north would be considered an act of war, and after they said they would enrich more uranium and use plutonium for nuclear weapons. Vigorously enforce, from that platform, sounds very much like The U.S. saying “Go Ahead, try something” There was no conciliatory language here, no waffling in the face of a potential increasing threat from a Nuclear North Korea.
Sounds to me very much like the Obama Administration is ready to tackle, head on, the North Korean threat.
But there is something somewhat disingenuous in making waves with statements about North Korea, while saying next to nothing about an increasingly strong nuclear power in the middle east, Pakistan. But we do have need of a strong Pakistan, to help us in the fight against Al-Qaeda, so a strong Pakistan, nuclear or otherwise, is less of a moral issue, so long as they are our ally in this fight. A similar argument could be used with Israel, being a key ally in the middle east, the worlds powder keg. Perhaps the following video is correct on the point that maybe North Korea is doing this to get attention, and much needed money, from the United States.
Onto Other things.
Perhaps it’s good that I didn’t do picks for the Stanley cup Finals. Because I tell you this, no only did i not see The Penguins getting to a game seven when this thing started, I didn’t see them winning, especially not in Detroit in a game 7. I was actually thinking at the beginning that this was going to be a one sided affair. I was thinking maybe a Red Wings sweep.
WRONG. And it wasn’t because I’m a Rangers fan and the Pens are a division rival. It was because i thought that the Red Wings, with Osgood seemingly playing excellent hockey, and the offense and defense churning in front of him, that they would simply be unstoppable. I didn’t think Marian Hossa would implode and be held to 0 goals against his former team. I didn’t think that the Wings top scorer, Henrik Zetterberg, would be held to no points in the final 2 games of the season, or that there number 2 playoff scorer, Johan Franzen, would be held to just 1 point in his last 4 games Vs. the Pens.
That’s about it for me. Later! I’m gonna have some fun with the nuggets today, Tongue Twisters!
Today’s nuggets, via wikiquote: I am a mother pheasant plucker. I pluck mother pheasants. I am the most pleasant mother pheasant plucker who ever plucked mother pheasants.
Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie.
Swedish wrist watch
The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.