I was reading some tweets from friends when I noticed a huge surge of tweets with the trending topic of Osama bin Laden in them. Around 7:30pm (pacific time) these tweets started popping up. Then the grand-daddy of all tweets coming from President Barack Obama, who tweeted that he was about to do a rare late night public announcement live, streamed live on the web. So I waited with bated breath.
It was announced that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by American forces, issued by the President (10:30 Eastern).
Oh Twitter. I laughed, I cried, and read with intent. There were so many perspectives on this event that I had to stop my stream to read them all in real time. As I type, our Prime Minster is speaking about the 9-11 and the death of Osama Bin Laden. His speech was short. I understand that he is, after all, in the twilight of an election.
Here is the President’s speech in its entirety:
So, I will continue to pick this up for tomorrow.
On a Humours note, poking fun at the election, I present a YouTube clip of this acapella group, “The Tra La Las,” poking fun at the Harper Conservatives. This is for some members of my family, who are staunch Conservative supporters–you know who you are… Heh heh heh. So get out there and VOTE tomorrow! Vote, it’s your right and privilege!
Harper is the Root of All Evil
As the night progresses, and if I have more energy, I will probably add more to this post. But I must get back to Twitter. 🙂