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Ding Dong

May 2nd, 2011 by skippy

So no doubt by now everybody has heard the news. If not, please stop reading to go and visit pretty much any news source in the Western Hemisphere.

Osama Bin Laden is dead.

He died on May 1st, of an acute attack of SEAL Team Six to the face. He was given a burial at sea to prevent a grave site being used as a shrine for terrorists, and because his home country didn’t want the body back. And possibly because somebody wanted to make a “sleep with the fishes” joke.

Some people can try and twist these events to fit a political agenda. They might come up with arguments based on how our country proceeded with this particular subject or how all of the details were handled. They might try to turn this into a religious discussion.

I just want to say for the next few days at least, let it go. For right now just take it as this. A bad person did bad things to our country. And he paid for it.

Thank you to all the brave men and women who gave up all the wonderful things our society takes for granted, sacrificing years and sometimes their lives, limbs, and mental well being to bring us to this moment. They’ve given up so much for us, please don’t try to take anything else away by trying to make it into anything else.

Tomorrow we can go back to fighting tooth and nail over every detail of our lives.

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31 Responses to “Ding Dong”

  1. Lilly Says:

    Great way of putting it.


  2. synj Says:

    You’ve always had such an eloquent way of putting things.


  3. Simon Says:

    Very well said. Many thanks to SEAL Team Six from this corner of Australia.


  4. Enigmatick Says:

    Not to sound like the tinfoil hat brigade, but something bothers me about the news reports of Osama Bin Laden’s death. The initial news reports, less than 24 hours after his alleged death, say his identity was confirmed by DNA testing. Now, I’m not saying this is gospel, but most of the information I’ve been able to dig up, and this is by no means definitive, indicate that a DNA identityh test can typically take 3-5 days. That’s for the labwork itself, no delays due to waiting for access to testing equipment. Does anyone have any solid information on how long a DNA test takes?


    Slyfoxx55 reply on May 3rd, 2011 2:59 pm:

    I haven’t read every news source, but one article I read said that the U.S. has DNA samples and that they are confident it really is bin Laden, but did not actually specify that DNA testing has been accomplished.


    Enigmatick reply on May 3rd, 2011 3:52 pm:

    Update: Several news sources states it was confirmed, then backed off today, stating he had been identified through facial recognition, and now DNA testing is pending.

    Sounds like some news agencies jumped the gun, and believe that DNA testing is done in the labs of CSI: Las Vegas.


  5. kat Says:

    Thank you skippy.


  6. Tremorwolf Says:

    I was with two Marines when this broke out over the tv.. we sat silently for the first 2 mines when all of a sudden our Cell phones started blowing up with Twitter notifications, Face book notifications, Ims notifications, Text, and phone calls.

    There was just something truly “American Awesome” about Two military Grunts and a Civie Grunt having the exact same reaction. after all. we are all one nation. :)


  7. Psychlycan Says:

    I’ll have quite a few questions if it turns out the DNA testing says it was somebody else.


    Enigmatick reply on May 3rd, 2011 6:23 pm:

    Do you think the government would allow the results to become public if the ID was negative?


    Psychlycan reply on May 3rd, 2011 7:32 pm:

    If it did, then the govn’t would probably say it was a higher up in another organization or something.


  8. Ian M Says:

    The world is a slightly better place than it was, that is for certain. Doesn’t actually solve a lot of imnmediate problems, but certainly it is something to cross off the ‘Need To Do’ list.

    I am guessing that there some will insist that OBL really isn’t dead, regardless of the evidence.


  9. Enigmatick Says:

    Well, I guess old Moammar’s next, huh?


  10. Ziggy Says:

    With him gone, who else will we be able to have unanimous agreement on for worst human?

    I mean what percentage improvement do you get with 1/6,500,000,000th better? That’s a tough fraction to figure. So does that mean every bad guy in the world is one slot badder than he was last Friday?

    I nominate Fred Phelps for worst human being now currently living.


    Ian M reply on May 5th, 2011 9:36 am:

    The biggest problem with that last is that, IMO, Fred Phelps died at least twenty years ago.


  11. ShuttleZ Says:

    Is it me or does anyone else find it a little suspicious that Apple released a fix for the iOS tracking bug AFTER Osama was killed?

    Jokes aside, and coming from a Muslim (not that it needs to be said); about damn time this animal was taken out. Well done!


    kat reply on May 4th, 2011 1:11 pm:

    Amazing the things we can pull off when Playstation Network is down, isn’t it?


  12. Psychlycan Says:

    You know, this will be the first time that I can think of (because I am probably wrong) that that there would be conspiracy theories that state that somebody that everybody wants dead, is still alive. At least this particular @$$401 will stop trying to kill us, now for his compatriots.


    Ian M reply on May 5th, 2011 9:39 am:

    There are always going to be people who howl “fakery” and/or “conspiracy”, no matter what. Releasing those photos won’t change that, especially considering he was shot in the head.

    “Is that Bin Laden?”
    “Nonononono. Osama Bin Laden is TALLER…”


    jmireles reply on May 5th, 2011 4:52 pm:

    People love being terrified…which is why some will refuse to believe he’s dead. Can’t fear him if he’s dead. Of course, I read an article showing that the birthers feel this is all a little too convenient. That it was all a ploy to avoid dealing with the fact that the president was really born on Pluto, and has tenticles he keeps hidden under his suit jacket…


    Psychlycan reply on May 5th, 2011 4:59 pm:

    So thats why pluto is no longer a planet!

  13. ElementsRook Says:

    The lady and I were barbecuing the day we got the call that the POTUS was making the announcement in 10 minutes. Being a shy and delicate flower that she is she went for the pork, handed me the phone to invite some friends over, opened up the home bar and set up the hookah up. Was a good night. On a side note the gamer bar that she works at announced a special on head shots ( a custom shooter that they do)


  14. jmireles Says:

    Hey, can anyone tell me where Chuck Norris was on the morning in question? Seriously though, I’m glad he’s gone. Kinda bummed we don’t get to see his final pics, but I’m glad he’s swimming with the fishes.


    Ian M reply on May 6th, 2011 8:34 am:

    Chuck COULD tell you, but then he’d have to kill you.


    AFP reply on May 6th, 2011 11:44 am:

    In fact, he was going to kill you anyways, this would just move your name up in the queue.


    jmireles reply on May 15th, 2011 8:47 pm:

    As seen on a sign outside of Klee’s Bar & Grill, my new favorite establishment, despite the fact that I haven’t the foggiest where it is and have never been there:

    Try a bin Laden Martini
    Two Shots & a Splash
    God Bless
    Our Troops


  15. The_Henchman Says:


    That is all.


  16. duna Says:

    “He was given a burial at sea to prevent a grave site being used as a shrine for terrorists, and because his home country didn’t want the body back. And possibly because somebody wanted to make a “sleep with the fishes” joke.”

    More likely



  17. Pvt. Wu Says:

    Was in Recruit Training when I heard. The Series Commander personally went to the squad bays to deliver the good news. We could hear the cheering from 2 floors down. It was just what we needed before the Crucible.



    jmireles reply on May 15th, 2011 8:54 pm:

    Hear ya. Was in AIT at Ft. Sam when our class was interrupted with news that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had been killed. It was even better when they showed gun camera video as a pair of 500lb bombs hit the house he was in. Not as spectacular as bin Laden’s death, but still awesome nonetheless.


  18. Anna Says:

    I found out when a friend texted me “OMG! WE KILLED BIN LADEN!” at 10 something at night. I was then forced to watch the news for several hours because my dad refused to turn the tv off so I could sleep (I slept in the next room and the walls are paper thin).


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