"Just Tell Them...
I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."
Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony
Monday, April 13, 2009
Eventful Easter Weekend Ends Well, but PUMAs Divided
Having been born into a family of seafarers, I watched the situation with Captain Phillips quite closely. Having the whole story coincide with the Holy Week saga, I think, drove it home even more deeply for me. I felt that capture and release in my bones!
PUMA assessment of Mr. Obama's role in the situation is about evenly split from what I can tell. That is not surprising. We are individuals .. each entitled to our own opinions.
I just want to thank Larry Johnson at No Quarter for sharing his own knowledge and expertise about situations like these. I tend to agree with his assessment. Though I also share many of the frustrations I see in responses to Larry. Like this one, at D.O.N.E.
For right now I will say... Barack Obama surprised me. He seems to have risen to the occasion. I will await further tellings of the tale... from Mr. Obama himself, from Capt. Phillips & family, and from other involved parties. I really look forward to hearing the take from my nephew in the Navy (though that may be a long time coming, as he is out on the high seas himself.)
Peace to all on this Easter Monday. Captain Phillips has come back from the dead. We can all rejoice!
"Piratebook Blog" Perspective. Interesting read. Might be a good blog to follow in this matter.
More PUMA response here, at The Confluence.