It was whatever time it was (there was much confusion early on about that, as you’ll soon read) and I was sick of Friends reruns. (Rachel and Ross deserve each other) so I decided to LiveTwitter the Obama Address at Cairo. For those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter, (@mycropht) I’d like to first congratulate you for resisting the Borg. Then I’d also like to paste the ‘Tweets’ in here. So that way I don’t have to write a real blog entry. #Lazy
@MissSharonCobb I had no idea it was on. Switching over now
Yeah. Via BBC WN: Fed Chair says lawmakers need to reduce bigass deficit caused by stimulus spending. Huge mtg. to state the obvious.
Diggity. I have no ability to translate ‘10.10 GMT’. I have ALWAYS sucked at the time difference.
If only I had a device that was able to tell me times in multiple time zones. Like this very iPod. Lord I am stupid at 4:45 am.
Yes, I know it’s in London but you’d think Clock would have a ‘GMT’ option for old times’ sake. This tweet followed by Rule Brittania.
BBC WN: “[Pres. Obama] is quite good with rhetoric. We need to see something tangible.” It’s like repeats of talk radio from last summer.
HAH! Screw you, Clock App! I Freakin KNEW GMT was different from British Standard Time. (Livetweeting Obama is dull until he shows up.)
You know, instead of buying the Sling Leash, just teach your dog to obey. Wait. Don’t I have TiVo? Why am I seeing this ad?
Obama’s new policy: US to not impose its will but start a two-way dialogue. Ahem. ‘Dialogue’ MEANS ‘two-way conversation’.
Just for that sloppy copywriting I declare that the BBC must now say ‘skedjewel’ instead of ‘shedyule’.
Via BBC: Doesnt matter what Obama says, most in MidEast feel policies won’t change. Rather getting the hang of it, aren’t they?
Via BBC: Iranian diplomats to be invited to 7/4 in US. Bcz a party where we blow stuff up says ‘we’re friendly and u can trust us.’
Via BBC: rousing cheer at flawless Islamic greeting I can’t spell.
Via BBC: second rousing applause for Q’ran.
Via BBC: “…to speak the truth as best I can.”. Uh….What? Scary qualifier from someone who just urged honesty from everyone else.
Via BBC: “I’m a Christian.” I guess now we know what everyone will argue about today.
Via BBC: Islam carried the light of learning during the dark ages. So did Judiasm, but maybe this isn’t the time to bring that up.
Via BBC. This is the part of the speech where he sums up the first part of Spaceship Earth.
BTW, Spaceship Earth at EPCOT is sponsored by Siemans. That always makes me laugh bcz it looks like a giant testicle.
Via BBC: “America is not a crude stereotype.” wouldn’t it have been funny if he put on a cowboy hat right after saying that? I’d laugh.
Via BBC: “We have…struggled for centuries”. Yeah. TWO of ’em, baby! Stick that in yer Middle Ages ‘n smoke it!!!
AAACK!!! “every end of the earth”. Anything in existence only has 2 ends. /analcopyeditor.
DING DING DING!!! paging @billhobbs. We have our first mention of ‘Hussein’
You know, I wonder if I would be a controversial candidate in France since my middle name is Joan. :sizzle sizzle sizzle:
Dead silence at the whole “any world order which elevates…one group of people over another will inevitably fail.”
Freakin BBC America stuck the funny/sad dog arthritis commercial in the middle of the speech.
Shorter Obama: Saddam sucked but so does war.
Combat troops out of Iraqi cities by July. ::big cheer:: All troops out of Iraq by 2012. ::bigger cheer::
Am I too cynical in pointing out that 2012 is Election Year? Prolly.
Shorter Obama: 9/11 screwed with our heads and made us do dumb crap. Our bad.
“This bond [with Israel] is unbreakable.” BOO-Yah! Aaliyah!
“America will not turn our backs on the legitimate Palestine aspiration…for a state of their own” okay, but it sounds like he just 1/2
2/2 promised the same bit of land to both warring factions. Unless he means to give those Palestinians Oregon or something.
Ugh. This is turning into a World History class. I feel that 72% of this speech was written for the lcd.
….and there’s the expected Settlement Freeze. (look it up. I’m so tired of all the spoonfeedery in this speech.)
SO: Iran can have Nuclear Tech if it promises to not make bombs. And that’s worked so well in N.Korea.
SO: We’re Democracy’s bitch, but you don’t have to be. Even though you should bcz it’s the best.
Heh. God’s vision of the world is for universal peace. According to my Bible that’s exactly 100% true. After Armegeddon.
Ahhh. The Cairo address is over. You know, I’m honestly surprised he didn’t mention Jon&Kate.
Well, there you have it. In spite of my need to be a smart-ass and the stupid BBC America sticking in commercials left and right I did a fairly c- job of the whole thing. But I do feel all wise for getting up to watch it. Cause that’s exactly what I did. Get up special, just to hear the President’s speech live from Cairo. I wasn’t up with insomnia and looking for reruns of Chelsea Lately. Not me…..