Sunday, August 20, 2006

Weekend Special - Sautéed Cloves 20 August 2006

With the 1st Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaching, FEMA, ignoring criticism of poor oversight of the millions-of-dollars in reconstruction contracts issued, as well as “disaster profiteering” is preparing to announce that it is abandoning providing trailers for displaced New Orleans residents, instead issuing “Energy-Efficient TeePees”.

FEMA officials defended the use of TeePees, saying that they allow less space so “there’ll be less personal property loss the next time the city floods”.

Critics say that FEMA’s announcement of the TeePees is meant to distract from the new, critical Spike Lee documentary “When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts”, airing on HBO

PETA, and other animal rights’ groups are protesting the U.S. Military, and President Bush’s use of giant owls in their new Baghdad security plan

In a related item, the State Department, over the objection and protest of the Pentagon , has hired the Lincoln Group, and another unnamed public relation firm to promote Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in the Middle East

The campaign will include television and radio appearances, ads across print media and the internet and giant banner billboards in major cities and along major highways

The campaign, touting Rice’s MidEast Peace Plan, is being titled “Our Friend, The Condi” and is said to be modeled after the Cold War relic, “Our Friend, The Atom”

Coming on the heels of President Bush’s illegal wiretapping program being slapped down by a Federal Court in Michigan, the World Santa Claus Congress, this weekend, announced that they have issued a censure of President Bush, similar to the one filed earlier this year by Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold, and that they, unanimously, called for the resignation of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld

In an effort to relieve the pressure at U.S. Airports, the
TSA, along with the Department of Homeland Security, is discussing with airline carriers to begin “single-person flights” for those passengers that wish to bypass the long, probing security lines

In a test program at three undisclosed airports, the number of passengers seeking the “single-person flights” dwarfed the number of planes available, causing havoc at terminals and runways, as passengers chased those who were taking off, and, in some cases, bringing the plane down, where scuffles ensued

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said he was going to hold off commenting on the debacle of Senator George Allen (DX-VA) and his use of a racial slur or insult last week against a young campaign worker of his opponent Jim Webb, saying it’s he wants to see how this settles.

If Allen ends up receiving a bump in the polls, McCain said he wouldn’t rule out using the strategy in his 2008 Presidential Campaign

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