President Obama Will Fight Pirates

by MullOverThis

Every dog has its day.

And every pirate will have his too.  Did you all know I had to look up the word “pirate” to make sure that the cognitive meanings impressed largely by cartoons  was in fact correct?  Here’s a working definition of a pirate from

 1. A robber on the high seas; one who by open violence takes the property of another on the high seas; especially, one who makes it his business to cruise for robbery or plunder; a freebooter on the seas; also, one who steals in a harbor.

2. An armed ship or vessel which sails without a legal commission, for the purpose of plundering other vessels on the high seas.

The cartoons did a fantastic job of registering the  definitive worth of pirates in Mulloverthis’ mind.  A few noted and inconsequential distinctions:

1.  Real bad pirates (and the badder they are, the more “piratey” they are) have one eye missing, so wear eye patches, typically black ones.

2.  Pirates wear archaic hats, look unkept, and are always inebriated.

3.  Pirates aren’t African. 

But, these African  lunatics off of the Somalian shores who wake up day after day, thinking of how they can capture, seize the goods of, hold hostage, and potentially murder people in ships sailing through those waters probably didn’t anticipate their lucrative business would be defrayed when they targeted Americans.  Don’t they know that we are the world police?  We are the sheriff in anybody’s town, village, or water when we have humanitarian causes.   Don’t they know that while we pledge to fight against piracy and any more potential US hostages by the gutless nincompoops, we will need to heighten our pursuit of  inland criminals who capture children that disappear every day?  Here’s one more battle that America has to fight.  Look forward to increased navy presence and whatever other forces need to be deployed so that we can keep up our tough guy image.

Let’s hope that “YES WE CAN” get some of that commitment to dealing with drug cartels in South America that trickle down to affect the children in our neighborhoods.  While there is certainly a need to protect our citizens abroad, there needs to be balance in policing the world when our men are safe while thieves need to be taken down  in our own backyards. 



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