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THEN & NOW

[The Backstop strides to the podium, his "Nixon-mask-on-stick" in hand]:

Been seeing a lot of Nixon/Bush analogies lately. What is happening now (revolt of the generals, moderate republicans distancing themselves from Bush and the perceived intensification of MSM criticism) will turn up some nasty truths, and may result in some heads rolling, but these "investigations" will never get to the core of the true crimes of this administration. For example:

  • Watergate - investigation carefully avoided the fact that Hunt led the operation to get damning pictures of him and other "hobos" taken at Dealy Plaza in 1963.
  • Iran-Contra - investigation carefully skirted the main crime of the CIA's practice of drug-running to finance covert operations.
  • Iraq War - investigations will never truly reveal the 9/11 story and the anthrax attack conspiracy, and the use of these events to justify the invasion.

Oh well, at least things are getting more interesting...

April 30, 2006 in The Backstop | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

NO WHAMMIES...

...and STOP!

April 30, 2006 in Science | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

LADIES & GENTLEMAN - THE FAT PITCH

LOVELY MAN COMES CORRECT:

You can't serve it up and better than this -

GUYS AND BALLS
Ecki is a young man who works in a bakery in Dortmund and plays soccer on his local team. Already under pressure for playing badly, his homophobic team-members find out that he is gay and throw him off the team. With the help of his sister and a cranky former soccer star, he tries to form an all-gay football team to challenge his old team in a grudge match.

April 30, 2006 in Pop Culture | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

LAST MONTH IN DOUBLESPEAK

THE BACKSTOP SPEAKS:

For the record, we support the election process, we support democracy, but that doesn't mean we have to support governments that get elected as a result of democracy.

You also gotta love the ingenuity of British teens, so much better than their American suburban counterparts.

And while we're throwing links at the wall, some "leverage xenophobia" anyone?

April 30, 2006 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

THE ECONOMIC SCARCITY OF THE ESKIMO HAIKU or HOW I STARTED MY SUNDAY or IS THAT FOLGER'S IN YOUR CUP?

Eskimo [Rubberneck ruminates on the following declassified missive from the resident Mongollian]

i've never not made wood on too much tequila...never tried prozac. shaving the taint is easy solo...it's all about squattin' and stretchin' it...i leave you w/ that thought of me for the weekend...mmmmm hairless taint squat

[Taking a sip from his freshly stirred cup of Folgers, he unleashes what historically may go down as the first ever Eskimo-focused haiku]

Skmomo imagery,
The best part of wakin' up:
"mmmmm hairless taint squat."

[ED. NOTE: The interns are still verifying the "first ever" part]

April 30, 2006 in Haiku | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack