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“Dishonest Dubya” Lying Action Figure


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By way of Lisa Morgan

Also posted at:


https://pauliecannoli.wordpress.com/2007/01/08/unintentional-irony-and-wishful-thinking/

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Earlier, Stuart and I discussed Ethiopia and Somalia

I came across this today, and thought back to that discussion….

Rad Geek writes….

… Ethiopia decided to launch a bombing campaign and a ground assault against Somalia. The putative purpose of the invasion is to run out the network of sharia courts that recently took over some of the major cities in Somalia, and then to install the transitional government into power. For those keeping track, that’s the gang of pretenders who have been holed up in the town of Baidoia for the past year, and exercising effective power over basically nowhere outside of their headquarters. (The Baidoia government was in fact governing from a secure location in Kenya for about two years before they even got up the gumption to relocate to somewhere actually in Somalia.)

So why do you suppose it is that virtually every American news report on Ethiopia’s war of conquest has insisted on referring to the Baidoia gang by the phrase Somalia’s internationally-backed government (2, 3, 4), or Somalia’s internationally-recognized government (6, 7), whenever they mention the purpose of the assault?

Do you suppose it’s because the only people who have really demonstrated any particular interest in the Baidoia gang’s pretensions to authority are foreign governments, rather than, well, Somalis?

Further reading:

Also posted at:


https://pauliecannoli.wordpress.com/2007/01/08/somalia-vs-ethiopia/

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This is the source from which I cribbed the infamous Moon of Jupiter Badnarik Campaign Post-Mortem.

Originally forwarded to me in 2003, you’ll notice that the costs of the operation have, as is typical of government operations, been far higher than projected, with no end in sight.


WE GET DOZENS and dozens of emails every day from people asking us to liberate millions from various countries in the world.

This one appears to be a variation on the theme.

IMMEDIATE ATTENTION NEEDED :
HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL

FROM: GEORGE WALKER BUSH
DEAR SIR / MADAM,

I AM GEORGE WALKER BUSH, SON OF THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH, AND CURRENTLY SERVING AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THIS LETTER MIGHT SURPRISE YOU BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT MET NEITHER IN PERSON NOR BY CORRESPONDENCE. I CAME TO KNOW OF YOU IN MY SEARCH FOR A RELIABLE AND REPUTABLE PERSON TO HANDLE A VERY CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS TRANSACTION, WHICH INVOLVES THE TRANSFER OF A HUGE SUM OF MONEY TO AN ACCOUNT REQUIRING MAXIMUM CONFIDENCE.

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…no, not the one you might think.

Bureaucrash.NET says:

“No Back Rubs”

Today, U.S. President Bush II told German Chancellor Angela Merkel with a smile at the end of a their news conference. The Courier Mail said that she “smiled sheepishly in response” and summarized last year’s harassment for us:

Ms Merkel had raised her shoulders in surprise last July at a Group of Eight summit in St Petersburg when Mr Bush, in a gesture of friendliness, approached her from behind and put his hands on her shoulders and squeezed.

Videotape of the massage was posted on websites around the world.

Like this one:

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