Erin Gloria Ryan asks: Is America ready for a white, male Secretary of State?
She's not the only one satirically contemplating this question - John Norris over at Foreign Policy magazine has also wondered: Is America ready for a male Secretary of State? [more inside]
Why Obama Now
- from Simpsons/Family Guy animator Lucas Gray [more inside]
By Thai cartoonist Stephane Peray.
Mail Room Veterans for Bush
Not exactly your Swift Boat Veterans, but staunch defenders of all things holy and honorable and patriotic just the same. Submitted for your Friday fun.
In His Own Words
-- just in time for
Quicktime Friday, Bush's own words, from 2003's State of the Union
matched with more appropriate and now-historic imagery than a man standing behind a teleprompter and podium. (Warning: some graphic stuff inside.) Realplayer version available here. and perhaps because not everything deserves the lighthearted jibjab treatment.
Picture Hunt time!
How many women are in this picture? (more inside)
DOJ Introduces New Threat Levels
Citizens should be alert, but continue to go about their normal daily spending activities.
Who's the only man who can take on President George W. Bush in a debate? Why, it's Texas Governor of the past, George W. Bush! BUSH v. BUSH!
Not just selfcentered, but warmongers too.
SUV owners are more likely the the general populous to support the war in Iraq (60%). When small SUVs are eliminated, the figure jumps to (80%). Probably not a causal relationship, but interesting none the less.
The John Ashcroft Snow Globe.
Make your own punch line. Other merchandise on the site includes a literal Bible Belt, and what I believe to be Newt Gingrich underoos of some sort.
Daschle, Gephardt: 'political strategy is working'
"WASHINGTON (CNN) - As cable networks projected continued Republican dominance of the House and a Republican takeover of the Senate, two leading Democrats met with reporters to announce that 'everything is going according to plan' and the future of the Democratic Party looks bright.
Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle expressed optimism about Democratic prospects for the next elections, saying that "our strategy of leaving no daylight between ourselves and the president is clearly working. Although in today's election the voters were still able to distinguish Republicans from Democrats, resulting in some lost seats for us, I'm confident that by 2004 we will regain our lead by becoming utterly indistinguishable from Republicans."
Friday Fun!! Got a question for the Axis of Chicken Hawks?
"The Official Simulation Act of 2002 created the Dept. of Official Simulation (DoOS) and tasked it with minimizing time wasted on media availability by certain U.S. Government officials who have been designated as essential to national security.
DoOS makes available for press conferences and interviews simulated officials virtually identical to the originals with regard to talking points, lucidity and veracity"
Try it! The answers are hilarious!! (thanks to busybusybusy)
Empire burlesque: Iraq invasion through the looking glass -
"MECCA, March 22, 2005
-- President Osama B. Laden today called for a 'regime change' in the United States, saying the military dictatorship led by unelected strongman George Walker Bush 'is an ever-present threat to world peace.'" Spot on or way off, I found it amusing, in a whistling-past-the-graveyard way, at least. (piece originally appeared in The Moscow Times)
MAJORITY OF AMERICANS NOW BELIEVE EVIL IS BAD, SURVEY SAYS
Andy Borowitz is rapidly becoming the best political satirist on the web. More frequent than The Onion
, and more wide-ranging in his humor than Tom Tomorrow
, this guy is becoming a must-read for left-leaning humor. All three great sources of political humor beg the question of why cartoonists and humorists seem better capable of attacking conservatism than liberal politicians or pundits?