What a Week It Was

It looks like a big news week, what with The Hammer going down in flames and King George's White House Shylock headed for the Supremes. So big in fact that we're staying out of the political fray today - at least partially - to bring you some of the news you may not have heard about among all the Sturm und Drang of the recent news. To whit:

  • And You Wanna Know Why They Call Us Infidels? - In the great Bushonian tradition of speaking before thinking, plane purveyors Boeing and Bell recently launched an ad blitz for its oft-crashed Osprey tilt rotor aircraft. The ad's tagline, "It descends from the heavens. Ironically it unleashes hell. Consider it a gift from above" appears over a photo of special ops types fast-roping onto the roof of a mosque. Oops! "We consider the ad offensive, regret its publication and apologize to those who, like us, are dismayed with its contents," said Mary Foerster, VP of Communications for Boeing. Cleaning this PR mess up sounds like a job for Secretary of International Propaganda, Karen Hughes, to us.
  • Those Crazy Vicars - You've got to give them an A for trying. A new book recommended by a Church of England Bishop suggests that one way to get the good word about the Good Book out is to sponsor lingerie parties. ""What a tragedy that we are surrounded daily with television programs, art, film and even real-life stories that champion casual sex and pornography, yet as Christians we often have so little to say about it," the book says. You just have to take control we guess. What's next, a special Vicar's area at the Exotic, Erotic Ball? Works for us.
  • Well, DUH! - A recent New York Times poll reveals that 1-in-3 Democrats would never date a Republican while 1-in-4 Republicans feel the same way about Democrats. Maybe the Dems just have less desire to do to the Republicans what they're doing to the country. Meow!
  • Send Your Cards and Letters to The Mayor of Topeka, P.O. Box 12... - Topeka, Kansas Mayor, Bill Bunten, was not amused with a Hallmark greeting card bearing the title CSI: Topeka and featuring a cartoon of two people standing over a corpse, with one saying, "Looks like he was bored to death." Says Da Mayor, "I find it offensive. It's probably drawn up by somebody from West Virginia who hasn't been here." There's been no reaction about Bunten's comment yet from the Mayor of Wheeling, but we're guessing it won't be positive.
  • Now There's BIG Surprise - Last week was a bad one for former House Majority Leader Tom "The Hammer" Delay (R-Shit Creek). He was indicted, lost his job, and was selected as the Number One Conservative Idiot by the Democratic Underground. Tom's been talking a lot about the "politics of personal destruction" since the big news. We believe he is the perfect spokesman for that sentiment, having so much first hand knowledge of its inner workings. We believe that "every man is innocent until proven guilty", but as much as we believe the saying, "where there's smoke, there's fire." Tom, we'd be dusting off the old exterminator's clothes right about now if we were you.

And so, that's the way it was. October 3, 2005. We're not Walter Cronkite, but we are signing off.

Good night America.

Truth Told by Omnipotent Poobah, Monday, October 03, 2005

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