Wrap-up of the world’s summer

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Aloha! As we bask in the euphoria of our various holiday experiences and savor the nostalgia of vain summer flings, our dearly beloved world has endured its own share of the season’s heartaches and passionate kisses.

The “Big Bad Dog” made a comeback. I am talking about no other than “The Shaft” of American politics—Bill Clinton.

On August 4, Bill Clinton aided the release of two American journalists from North Korea. Even the iron heart of Kim Jong Il could not withstand the piercing words of Mr. Smooth.

While most Americans rejoiced, a few prophets of doom called it “negotiating with terrorists.” Get a life Sean Hannity!

Mad about being sidelined from the summer charade, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reclaimed the spotlight on her tour of Africa.

Showing off some attitude, Hillary gave an “Oh no, you did NOT” response to a student in Congo whose question was misinterpreted by the translator. Someone got feisty.

Misinterpreted or not, Clinton’s lash was improper and undiplomatic—what happened to being politically correct? For crying out loud, show some love to Mandela’s land.

Although Clinton’s harsh speeches and alter ego might have pierced the pride of the Continent of Ebony, Africans revered the words of President Barack Obama when he visited Ghana in July.

The president used the visit to shower the continent with praises it merited and friendly encouragement in areas where it’s lagging.

For the first time in a long while, “Kid Africa” was spoken to as a friend and not scolded by “Big Brother America.”

But the summer’s feature attraction came from far away, in the desert sands of the Middle East, where the western world was treated to the delight of an epic brawl between two ironic contestants.

In June, Iranian theocracy squared off against Rousseau’s democratic ideologies. It was one for the history books, as never before had theocracy, the undefeated champion of Iranian political ideologies, been put to the floor by democracy—at least not since the CIA carried out a coup that ousted Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq in 1953.

And guess who had premium broadcasting rights? Twitter. Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was re-elected for a second term in spite of widespread inconsistencies.

Opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi called it, leading to violent riots in Iran. Even the Grand Ayatollah got served. Could this be the beginning of the end for Iranian theocracy? Make your bets now!

Back in the states the president has been put through the rigors of selling healthcare reform.

From unruly crowds to gun-wielding protesters, the nation has been torn apart by this passionate issue.

The problems: too many suggestions, too many thoughts and the ever present rigid partisan enigma.  Some things never change!

Representatives had the time of their lives at town hall meetings around the country.

Even Barney Frank was forced to show a lady who the man was, when she compared healthcare reform plans to Nazi policies.

I guess she literally spends most of her time on Venus.  Spot on John Gray!


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