It's hard to believe that Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard has already spent nearly 25 years in jail. He was convicted in 1987 of spying for Israel and thought we've convicted many spies in the past 50 years, no one ever got life in prison.
It's not surprising that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is pleading for Obama to release Pollard — and why not ask, the US government has never turned down any request from Israel. The balls to ask for us to forgive this man of the crime he committed against our government — screwed by our so-called ally without so much as a kiss. Funny how that works: take billions of US tax dollars from us every year in the way of technology, war gear and forgiven loans, fuck us as you have your spies entangled in our government and affecting our foreign policy then ask for forgiveness ONLY because you were caught.
I hope President Obama isn't swayed by the powerful Israeli lobby and doesn't give in to the pressure he'll no doubt get from the GOP to let this criminal go free. Israel has done nothing for the US government except to sway its decisions in world affairs. Let Netanyahu know that the American public is tired of his government's arrogant tactics and policies and that we'd consider Pollard's freedom if they cleaned their act up with the Palestinians — let's start by giving them back their land and finding peace in a two-state solution.
Really, what Pollard was caught doing in the 80's is no different than the sort of terrorism we are fighting today. He compromised the USA's national security putting lives at risk. And who knows, there were likely lives lost that we simply don't know about. Pollard was a terrorist with an agenda, and the agenda was created and driven by a government we've supported blindly for over 40 years. Enough already.
My rant on the cheaters taking open handicapped parking spaces at my local Target store isn't complete — not until I blast the lazy-ass MFers that park in the handicap space while they're waiting for someone to come out of the store. Unbelievable — they sit in their car and wait for their friend or family member to come out. It's like the handicap space is this great convenience so their fat-assed partner doesn't have to walk too far. It makes you want to ask them what the hell they're doing. The answer you'll likely get is "waiting for my wife/husband/lazy-ass kid to come out of the store, they'll only be a minute."
What are we to do with this nation of parking lot cheaters? I say we rise up and confront these bastards, let them know they're not getting away with anything because we can see what they're doing. They're cheating and we don't need to take it any longer! Rise up people.
Ever notice how many able-bodied people park in the handicapped parking spaces around retailers? Is it just me or do Target and Walmart stores seem to attract a greater share of these lazy asses? I love my local Target store — to the tune of 2 or so visits a week — but what is it that brings out the worst in folks to where they park in a space reserved for someone less fortunate than themselves?
You know who I'm talking about — the trailer park trash that gets out of their car, usually some beater, often in full conversation on their cell phone, as they jump to their feet and stride into the store. This moronic lazy affliction knows no boundaries and is without prejudice as it impairs men and women, black and white, young and old. It makes me nuts almost to the point of speaking up, which I won't do because I'm chicken shit.
I understand that not all handicaps are ones you can see, but trust me when I say this, you can tell who needs the close parking spot versus someone who doesn't, even if they have a mental handicap that you cannot see. The idea of a near-the-door parking space is for those that are physically impaired and need the benefit of the shorter distance to the front door.
I am not wasting this space in hopes of sending a message to the offenders — those idiots likely don't own a computer and/or cannot read anyway. What I'd like to see is for the local police to deputize more citizens like me and allow us to confront these losers before they move on to become hardened criminals. I suggest the local police outfit everyday citizens, many of us with too much time on our hands, and give us a badge, a pad of tickets and a gun (just in case), and that will be one less matter for them to deal with.