Syria. It’s the number one topic on everyone’s mind. To bomb or not to bomb, that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the hearts of men to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to blow the hell out of Syria for a few days. President Obama is agonizing over this decision even as this keyboard heats up. In fact, let’s listen in on a crucial cabinet meeting, shall we…….
Prez: Chuck, how do you think the vote in Congress is going to go? They must know how serious I am about this. And by the way, have you noticed my new Greg Norman shirt?”
Hagel: “Boy, it’s tough to tell Mr. President. Yeah, looks great on you, and nice shot. I thought sure that ball was going straight into the cup!”
Prez: “Thanks, Chuck, I’ve been working on not rolling my wrist too much on the down swing. And you, John? What’s your take on the Senate resolution?”
Kerry: “Well, I don’t see how anyone could fail to fall for, uh, I mean agree with the logic of my well rehearsed and awesome testimony for lighting up Damascus. By the way, you’re really mastering that new driver, Mr. President. I’ll bet that drive was 350 yards at least.”
Prez: Thanks, John. I think that round with Tiger was just what I needed. Now back to the crisis in Syria. I can’t think of anything more important for us to be working on and every minute counts. Damn, I just shanked that six iron. That’s usually my go to club, too. How are the military preparations coming along for the strikes on Syria? Shit, did my ball just roll into a trap?”
Hagel: “The Generals and Admirals are ready, but still wondering what we hope to accomplish, sir, and frankly, I’m a bit puzzled myself. NICE CHIP SHOT Mr. President!”
Prez: “Well, Chuck, just tell them it’s to sway the voters for 2014…er…..uh…wait…. no, tell them it’s to show North Korea that we mean business. John, which way do you think this putt is going to break?”
Kerry: “I think it will go slightly to your left, Mr. President. So, you’re going to blowup a bunch of Syrian civilians to teach Kim Il-sung a lesson, eh? Brilliant! But not as brilliant as that bunker shot you just pulled off, Mr. President.”
Prez: “Thanks, John. Tiger told me to choke down a little more on the shaft. I think that’s really helped. OK. let’s all meet in the oval office tomorrow morning to decide when to launch the missiles. Oh wait. I’ve got a 7:10 AM tee time with David Letterman tomorrow. Go ahead and launch tonight.”
Kerry & Hagel: “You’ve got it sir! And nice round. Isn’t 115 your best score yet?”
Whew, for a moment there I thought this was going to be a Syrious post…
Assad from the fact you used a pun, thanks for the comment.
I’m too tired to escalate this. Why don’t you just listen to some soothing music. I bet you have a nice collection, especially named and all: Al Jazz Ear. Hey, I said I am tired!
Hey, we’re pretty good at this pun stuff. One could actually say you rock and Iraq.
That’s so generous of you, Al. I was sweating it out, trying to come up with a good come back last night, that I really felt that I was between Iraq and a hard place… 😉
There’s many a true word written in jest. Good take on the situation, Al.
And many a true bogey was made on a hole, but a birdie was written on the scorecard.
The observation over here is that he is one air strike short of a Nobel Peace Prize….
Puhleez….don’t get me started on that Nobel prize. They managed to devalue that award to an almost irreparable extent.
Have a look at this; http://libconnotebook.wordpress.com/ (but don’t tell her I sent you) she is just about to start a degree in International Relations in University of Southampton & is far far more conservative than her hippy mum! Would be interesting if she thinks you are similar to her grandad!!
You guys might have similar political standpoints… She would be very interested in a genuine American response to what she has written
I visited her blog. I think I’m going to like it. I left a couple of comments.
P.S. You’re a nice hippie.
Are there not nice hippies?
The Charles Manson clan comes to mind…….
you have a point
PS I think we were sussed…. ‘Mum, I think a friend of yours has commented on my blog’ (good comments by the way… she likes your responses
Great. She makes excellent points and is ahead of her years in expressive writing. Should be fun to follow.
I’m not allowed comment, just read, but you not being related are welcome, and she likes your points of view 🙂
If you like, I can secretly relay your point of view for a reasonable stipend.
Lol, I think she’d notice your change of heart. I don’t believe in military intervention…. Try saying that & not getting caught out! 🙂
Think I’ll pass. No family imbroglios for me. I have enough of my own.
By the way, did I tell you I had to look up “sussed” in my “Brit Usage” dictionary?
Awww, I thought you remembered it from the last time I used it!
It usually takes me 3 or 4 times using a word before it “sets in.” Don’t give up, I’ll be a right sharp Brit yet.
Your “Watergate Memoirs” will be a big seller I can see. The tape shows with alarming clarity that he might know more about golf than he does the consequences of bombing. “Fools rush in where angels use a four iron” springs to mind.
Your reply is hilarious, ducks. Reminds me of what Lee Trevino once said about about the difficulty of hitting a one iron. “If I got caught in a lighting/thunderstorm I’d hold my one iron toward the sky because even God can’t hit a one iron.” Ironically, he was later hit by lightning. Twice. But is still around to tell the tale.
I hope they have studied the elevation, the speed, the grain, the distance, the curves and the wind, or else we will all walk the plank over the Toxic Sewer of Death and I will need my epitaph ready!
Are you referring to the flight of the golf ball or the missiles?
I know nothing about golf, but cannot understand why taking sides when Hezbollah and Al kaida are swinging at each other is a good thing.
PS. Played BB. Left field like my hero TW. When choosing sides, boys argued over me because I hit the ball so well. My team in high school made it to the finals. Lost to the stupid Freshman team. I wrote up the game for the school newspaper. Batting average between 3 and 3.5.
Played ball with a Congressional team called the Population Bombers (composed of staff on the House Select Committee on Population)
Later in life played ball with a church team. I caught a ‘would be’ home run David hit at a church retreat softball game. We were just married and on opposite sides.
That explains why you are not in the Cooperstown hall of fame. You showed up your hubby.
You must have been the other golfer in the foursome, the one jotting his blog post on the scorepad. Nice game, Al.