Vice President Joe Biden has quite the reputation for using hyperbole and sticking his foot in his mouth. Sometimes he can even do both at the same time proving he is a Zen Master of buffoonery. Uncle Joe's latest bout of extreme embellishment happened when he was speaking at a fund raising event in New Jersey (funny how these guys are either taking our money through more taxes or asking for it via "fund raisers") when he said, speaking of the plan, by Super President Obama, that ended up in the tracking down and killing of Osama Bin Laden:
"You can go back 500 years. You cannot find a more audacious plan. Never knowing for certain. We never had more than a 48 percent probability that he was there."
Really Joseph? Nothing was better and more audacious than that plan, in like 500 years? Well here are 10 things even more audacious than Obama killing Osama.
1. The Moon Landing - That was a pretty audacious plan right there Joe. In fact, it was conceived that we would put a human on the moon and placed before our nation by President Kennedy as a challenge to get done in less that 10 years in the most bold manner imaginable. When Kennedy gave his famous speech calling to put humans on the moon before the 1960's decade was out, technology for such an endeavor didn't even exist. We also didn't have much more than dirt roads and a few cleared acres of Florida swamps to launch a rocket capable of the journey either.
As a side note, one of the Apollo 15 astronauts, Alfred Worden, holds the title of being the most isolated human being in history when he was flying the command module around the moon while the other 2 astronauts got to play in the lunar dirt. Worden was a bit more "all alone" than Barack Obama was in his decision to take out Bin Laden as you also spoke about in that 17 minute side show making the rounds these days.
2. Splitting the Atom - Another big endeavor taken on by tens of thousands of engineers, scientists, physicists, technicians, math junkies and other technical wizards that may have beat the killing of Osama by a measure or two of audaciousness. Sure, it opened a Pandora's Box of total uncoolness with the threat of nuclear annihilation, but bombing Nagasaki and Hiroshima also probably save a million lives of soldiers and civilians by not having to invade Japan and kill many times more people than the bombs did. I'll bet Japan probably thought we were seriously audacious for threatening the very existence of their entire civilization.
3. Radio - Had those that presided at the Salem witch trials seen a box that you could talk into and get an answer back from someone in another state or farther away, they would have given Marconi the water boarding and hanging treatment as well. Fortunately the audacious Marconi lived about 250 years after such foolishness.
4. Hoover Dam - To bring electricity to a large part of 4 states, somebody had the audacious idea to stop up the Colorado River with some concrete and steel and then use that energy behind a 700 foot tall wall built with those materials and turn it into electricity. The cliff scalers hanging 500 to 1,200 feet above the mighty Colorado and sharp jagged death if they fell (which some did), placing dynamite, chipping rock and sweating mercilessly in the scalding sun were enormously more audacious than Super Obama making a decision. Seriously Joe, Hoover was a Big Dam audacious project.
5. D-Day Invasion - Some 220,000 total service personnel, 5,000 ships and 11,500 total aircraft were involved in the largest invasion and war battle in human history known as D-Day. I'm sure it took one heck of an audacious plan to pull that battle off. The logistics of putting this plan together (in a day without computers) were quite a bit more complicated that Joe Biden having to pick out his wardrobe every morning.
6. Balloon Solo Circumnavigation - Adventurer Steve Fossett was the first person to circumnavigate the globe in a hot air balloon all by himself in July of 2002. He achieved this momentous task on his sixth attempt. Big plans, no, audacious plans and bravery were required for these adventures that are equal to ones that guys like Christopher Columbus and Lewis and Clark made when they didn't really know what they were facing.
7. Youngest Person to Sail Around The World - Jessica Watson became the youngest person to sail around the world, solo (that's alone, Joe) on May 15, 2010. Her parents had to make the audacious decision to let her take an adventure that many thought she would not come back alive from. They also helped her plan the adventure. And Joe, she was only 16 when she completed her trip. How audacious!
8. Driving a Top Fuel Dragster to 336 mph in 4.42 Seconds - There isn't anything like watching a top fuel dragster rocketing past you at the finish line of a quarter mile drag strip, except for of course riding in that dragster. One cylinder of a top fuel machine produces more horsepower than the entire engine in a NASCAR machine and the total horsepower of one of these beasts is more than the first 4 rows of cars at the Daytona 500. The fastest production car in the world, the Bugatti Veyron, accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 2.46 seconds, a top fuel car reaches 200 mph in that same amount ofÂ time.
You have to be a seriously audacious individual if you plan on driving one of these monsters.
9. Joe Biden's Wardrobe - Joe is a well dressed man, kinda like a mafia boss. You are audacious Joe, more audacious than Mr POTUS. What else can I say?
10 - The Guys That Actually Killed Osama Bin Laden - Props to audacious Seal Team 6 who actually risked their lives and were the ones who also actually carried out the plan that they came up with. Really Joe, did your hero Obama even have the slightest idea what our elite soldiers had to do to get the world's most wanted terrorist at the time? Barack Obama made a decision to carry out a plan that was worked on by hundreds to thousands of other people. He isn't the hero, they are!