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So, an Iranian newspaper editor has challenged European newspapers to a battle of blasphemous cartoons?  Ahhh, if only all wars were fought with snarky, offensive cartoons instead of bullets and bombs.  

Imagine the DoD (Department of De Funny) stockpiling snark instead of nukes.  

Imagine the CIA recruiting art school grads for covert snark operations.

Imagine a guy like AQ Khan secretly selling Lybia the technology for developing their own Trey Parker.  

Imagine a geopolitical strategy of "Mutually Assured Embarassment."

The UN Security Council meeting to discuss the alarming proliferation of Dennis Miller?

Iran being sanctioned for pursuing Weapons of Mass Disingenuousness?

Concern over North Korea having snark-ular missles capable of striking Oxnard?

Bill in Portland Maine as US Secretary of Snark?

C'mon folks!  Jump in here!  It might even help you lose some "weight"!

Originally posted to sxwarren on Tue Feb 07, 2006 at 07:16 AM PST.

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  •  Dinosaur extinctions not the result of (4.00)
    an asteroid strike, but because they never developed a sense of Irony.

    Progressives encourage dissent to improve society through constructive engagement. Conservatives encourage dissent to identify and silence the traitors.

    by sxwarren on Tue Feb 07, 2006 at 07:16:45 AM PST

  •  The Islamics have begun a Hitler/Anne Frank love (none)
  •  Jeez! No takers? (none)
    Maybe this place HAS lost its sense of humor.  Or, possibly, perhaps, I just suck at being funny.

    Anyway, I hereby suggest that the top terror alert be changed to "But seriously folks..." because people already understand that when they hear those words, a "bomb" is on the way.

    No?

    Not working for you?

    Progressives encourage dissent to improve society through constructive engagement. Conservatives encourage dissent to identify and silence the traitors.

    by sxwarren on Tue Feb 07, 2006 at 09:02:21 AM PST

    •  Wow! Is that the Waterstone's in Chicago? (none)
      If so, those flames in the background might've been me!  (My crack pipe exploded, damnit!)

      Progressives encourage dissent to improve society through constructive engagement. Conservatives encourage dissent to identify and silence the traitors.

      by sxwarren on Tue Feb 07, 2006 at 10:19:07 AM PST

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    •  Hi :) (none)
      I came upon this too late to rate your post. So I'm just going to say....

      This is one of the funniest things I've seen all day!

      :)

      •  Thanks! (none)
        After doing "serious and angry" for an extended period, I have to step outside for a breath of snark or my brains liqufiy and start running out my ears.  And then my schweetie gets pissed at me for ruining the pillowcases.

        Progressives encourage dissent to improve society through constructive engagement. Conservatives encourage dissent to identify and silence the traitors.

        by sxwarren on Fri Feb 10, 2006 at 07:00:29 AM PST

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  •  I found a bunny raaa-bit. Can I keep him? (none)
    Changing the terms of warfare to a cartoon-based idiom would at least ensure that we'd be able to find Iraq's wascally weapons, right?

    There may be a deeper reason why we have trouble poking fun at the overreaction to the Danish cartoons.  Some South Jutlander publishes cartoons  offensive to some elements of the Muslim faith, right?  Local religious leaders and their followers start riots.  Not really such a big deal, one might think, BUT...

    The administration's strategy for victory in Iraq still hinges on democratic elections and free speech making everything better.  Free speech and democracy don't always thrive in environments where armed riots are just a schoolyard taunt away.  The implication is that even the administration's rosiest hopes for Iraq aren't feasible.  This probably isn't much of a surprise to most political junkies, but it's still a bit sobering to have the reality stare us so glaringly in the face.

    Atheism: free.  50,000 years without killing anyone in the name of religion: priceless.

    •  Personally, I'm just trying to keep my head (none)
      wrapped around all the ironies exposed by this situation, but it's tough.

      As many have pointed out, a newspaper editor in Jordan took the bold step of running a couple of the Danish cartoons side-by-side with photos of (I think) Syrians burning down the Danish embassy ahile posing the question, "Which hurts the reputation of Muslims more?"  Of course, he was fired and arrested.  And his first name is Jihad.

      I'm also trying to avoid painting anyone involved with a broad brush, partly by filerting everything I hear through the adage, "All politics is local."

      Lastly, every time I think about the situation in the Middle East - not just the last few days or months, but in the context of the last 100 years -  another adage pops into my head (and I'll be damned if I can recall who said it):

      "Without Freedom, there can be no Justice; and without Justice, there can be no Freedom."

      Progressives encourage dissent to improve society through constructive engagement. Conservatives encourage dissent to identify and silence the traitors.

      by sxwarren on Wed Feb 08, 2006 at 06:46:13 AM PST

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    •  BTW (o/t) (none)
      Where are you in Michigan?  I lived in A2 for about 20 years, off-and-on.

      Progressives encourage dissent to improve society through constructive engagement. Conservatives encourage dissent to identify and silence the traitors.

      by sxwarren on Wed Feb 08, 2006 at 06:48:36 AM PST

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