Kim Jong Il, North Korea’s mercurial and enigmatic leader, has died. He was 69.
Kim’s death was announced Monday by state television from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang.
Kim is believed to have suffered a stroke in 2008 but appeared relatively vigorous in photos and video from recent trips to China and Russia and in numerous trips around the country carefully documented by state media.
It is going to be a very Merry Christmas, isn’t it? Obama will take credit for the death of this tyrant in 3….2….1….
Now, in an homage to the hit movie, Team America World Police, here’s a palate cleanser for today’s news:
Here is a video that I’ve only found on one other website, and I believe it is real. I’ll let the readers decide on that, but everything about it, compared to the other videos I’ve seen, this is the real deal. See if you agree.
I have to say I’m happy for the Libyan people, but I’m very nervous about what will take the brutal tyrant’s place. Qaddafi ruled for over 40 years, and in that length of time, very little about everyday Libyan life was allowed to progress. As the saying goes, Libya could have been bombed back to the stone ages, but I’m afraid that would be a step forward.
Watch and enjoy, watch and enjoyers! Greta’s got the scoop here:
DECORAH, Iowa – President Obama got into a heated back and forth with a Tea Party activist who demanded to know at the end of a town hall meeting here whether or not Vice President Biden had called members of the Tea Party “terrorists” during the debt ceiling debate.
In public, Obama did not directly answer the question from Tea Party activist Ryan Rhodes about Biden. But Obama fired back that he knows better than anyone what it’s like to be slammed for his political views and was not about to accept a lecture on the topic.
“As someone who’s been called a socialist, not born here, taking away freedoms for providing health care, I’m all for lowering the rhetoric,” Obama said.
Obama did say he would discuss the matter further with Rhodes, founder of the Iowa Tea Party, after the event. And the duo was spotted in an animated conversation a few moments later.
In an interview later with Fox News, Rhodes claimed that the President insisted that Biden had not made the original comment.
Also from the Ames, Iowa Straw Poll event today. Michigan Congressman, Thaddeus McCotter, made it official he’s seeking the nomination to be the GOP candidate to run against Obama in 2012. He sat down with FNC’s Bret Baier for a brief interview after today’s event.
For those of you unfamiliar with McCotter’s personality, just Google “Thad McCotter” and “RedEye.” He’s acquitted himself quite well there, as someone who’s a serious candidate, as well as an uber-intellectual. Oh, and did I mention how hip he is? Again I encourage you to Google for videos of his appearances on various programs. He’s late to the game, but he’s definitely not a flake. I wish him well, and like Herman Cain, I think he would make a great cabinet pick for the GOP winner in 2012. He’s a serious guy, but not too serious. He’s got the political and policy chops to do big things in the future for the country.
He may not do anything big in 2012, but he’s definitely a rising GOP star.