June 4th, 2009: (Today) Barack Obama gave a powerful speech in Cairo with the hope of assuaging tensions in the Middle East. The speech was one ethical fire bomb after another. He appealed to reason, hope, faith, compassion, honesty, and one entire enchilada. Every time he quoted from the holy Koran, the audience applauded like there was a flashing "APPLAUSE" box above the stage.
That brings me to laugh tracks. I love laugh tracks in nearly every way. You can put a laugh track on any footage and it will instantly be hilarious. I dare you to prove me wrong.
Back to the speech. Obama was moving like a butterfly and stinging like a bee. He dropped so many compassion bombs and daggers of prosperity that it was like your heart wanted to implode into a blackhole of good intentions. He made so much sense, it was like watching money roll off the conveyer belt into a bucket with a sign that read "sweetest dreams" on it. He made so many babies fall in love with him, it was like he just gave birth to an entire nation, where the tears of joy could represent the viscous afterbirth of hope. He broke off so many pieces of thoughtful consideration, he might as well have been doing the roger rabbit on stage after every sentence!
Obama also singled out violent extremism as something that needed to be collectively attacked by the best of the best on all fronts. Hopefully, he never finds himself in the same room as this man: