"President Obama filled in as the coach of his daughter Sasha’s basketball team. Sasha evidently listened to her Dad, because all she did was drive straight down the center and piss everyone off." –Conan O'Brien
"If Gov. Scott Walker is driven out of power in Wisconsin, there will be a power vacuum that may be filled by the Muslim Brotherhood." –David Letterman
"Bill Clinton recently revealed that he only sent two e-mails while he was President. Then he added, "And it turns out those pills are just a scam." –Jimmy Fallon
"In Libya this could be the end for strongman and exhausted Lionel Ritchie impersonator Moammar Khadafy. With any luck we’ll get to see citizens storm the Palace and Moammar’s posse of 40 to 50 female bodyguards defend him. That news footage will be golden. The menacing click-clack of razor-sharp 5-inch stiletto heels. Choreographed waves of 6-foot amazons spin-kicking protesters in the jaw. It’ll be like a Janet Jackson video."
Qaddafi is recalling his mercenaries back to the capitol to defend him, as protesters are planning on a coordinated protest in Tripoli this Friday, as reported in the NY Times: "The looming signs of a new confrontation came as a growing number of Libyan military officers and officials said Wednesday that they had broken with Colonel Qaddafi over his intentions to bomb and kill Libyan civilians challenging his four decades of rule.
A vicious crackdown by Colonel Qaddafi’s forces, with armed militiamen strafing crowds from the back of pickup trucks, killed scores in Tripoli already, residents said. Bursts of gunfire extended the reign of terror in the capital on Wednesday, residents said.
The overall death toll so far has been impossible to determine. Human rights groups say they have confirmed about 300 deaths, though witnesses suggested the number was far larger. On Wednesday, Franco Frattini, the foreign minister of Italy — the former colonial power with longstanding ties — said the dead probably totaled more than 1,000 across the country." What kind of man will drop bombs on his own people? And what will happen to those mercenaries if Qaddafi leaves, do they go to the next Sub-Saharan dictator on the list who also is refusing to step aside?
The amazing thing is that these protests won't stop, and using violence against them only makes each succeeding rally larger and more passionate. What's even more morbidly fascinating is watching the public meltdown of each meglomaniacal personality. Qaddafi resembles a mixture of an over-the-top Elton John style fashionista cross-bred with a character out of Rocky Horror Picture Show. With his Swedish nurse squad in the background as a chorus line, I can hear him sing:
There may be something to the thought that this is the Middle Eastern version of Woodstock, if nothing else, the US should send over some old hippy bands as a form of foreign aid. I think Country Joe is still alive, and Jesse Colin Young is now playing with his sons instead of the Youngbloods - anyway, it'll work. Look at the pictures that come in from Iran, Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain and Libya, see how many of them shoe people flashing peace signs. The peace sign was made to counteract the old sign of the devil, which has been used in modern times by cabals like the Illuminati, and you see it everywhere:
You get the idea...
This next piece of news came from the morning edition of the NY Times. In the afternoon online edition it had been edited out. On page A10 was a map of the Middle East with a synopsis of the unrest in the area. Iraq was listed, with the blurb:
"With demonstrations scheduled for Friday, the government's chief spokesman said that Iraqis were free to assemble peacefully to demand better services and to criticize the government. But a military spokesman in Baghdad warned that suicide bombers were planning to attack the protesters and that people at the rallies should be wary of gunmen with silencers."
Unless my eyes deceive me, this is the first time that someone from the Iraqi government has admitted that they are recruiting and funding suicide bombers. Al-Qaeda my foot... I've long suspected that al-Qaeda is pretty much long gone in Iraq, and all of the bombings of Shiites on their pilgrimages, and the bombing of Sunni buildings were done by different sects within the military, probably to get the US to keep on shelling out the cash to this poor country that hasn't recovered from the horrors yet... After all, who else can get hold of so much explosives?
Next revelation will be that American sport companies are making the actual vests, and will soon be including Western versions in their Spring catalogues... look, more pockets! And soon there will be versions for other countries and ethnicities, glen plaid for Scotland, refurbished Mao jackets with the sleeves torn off for China, Cheeseheads for Wisconsin... Jeez, and I haven't gotten around to prattling about the gunmen with silencers...