Hassan Rouhani’s Rosh Hashana Tweet

September 8th, 2013 → 7:29 am

Cassius:  “Did [Rouhani] say anything?”

Casca:  “Ay, he spoke [English].”

Cassius:  “To what effect?”

Casca:  “Nay, and I tell you that… those that understood him smiled at one another, and shook their heads; but for mine own part, it was Greek to me.”  – Julius Caesar

They say Israeli’s are “bewildered” by Iranian President Rouhani’s Rosh Hashana greeting.  I’m surprised myself.  But we might as well take him at his word – if he’s going to wish Jews a happy New Year, well, L’shanah tovah!

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The Syrian President

September 6th, 2013 → 6:00 am

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” – Henry IV

A reader of this blog pointed out to me that the last quote (repeated above) could have easily applied to the Syrian President himself, and not just to those who have to figure out what to do about him!  Yes, one hopes that Assad is feeling uneasy right now.  If he isn’t, if he’s enjoying the war and the killing and the international attention, then he’s a psychopath.

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The Syria Question

September 4th, 2013 → 5:23 am

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” – Henry IV

I do not envy Barack Obama and other world leaders who have to decide what to do about Syria.  Punish Assad, don’t punish Assad.  Make a point, don’t make a point.  I have my opinions, but I’m quite glad right now I don’t have the responsibility.

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Labor Day

September 2nd, 2013 → 6:28 am

“Sir, I am a true labourer:  
I earn that I eat, get that I wear;
owe no man hate, envy no man’s happiness;
glad of other men’s good, content with my harm.”  – As You Like It

We should all be so content and self-sufficient.  A good wish on this Labor Day.

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