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Archive for August 3rd, 2008

Obama’s “The One”

Posted by Ryan on August 3, 2008

The McCain campaign has been awesome this week, tightening the polls while going on offense!  I wasn’t too keen on the “Celeb” ad, but this new spot, “The One” is perfect.  It uses Obama’s own words against him, making him sound delusional in a fun way which will really grind the “geahs” of Obama’s people:

Obama’s people called this ad simply “juvenile antics.”  It is a well-known anecdotal fact that Libs do not have a sense of humor.   It’s more likely that Obama’s people probably didn’t get the gag. 

It’s also known that certain substances can make one feel like they’re on top of the world and can do anything.  Remember, he was once a self-professed “junkie” who now can lower sea-levels by his mere presence…hmm.  I’m just sayin’.

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Hamas, Fatah and the Elusive Mustache!

Posted by Ryan on August 3, 2008

Of course, Hamas is the instigator here, shaving the mustaches of Fatah prisoners or dissodents in public in order to humiliate them.  I know the whole cultural thing about facial hair in that part of the world, but I would not be surprised if lack of a mustache could get you killed in Gaza one day. 

A few questions come to mind, however:  before performing jihad and getting to rape those afterlife virgins, isn’t it prescribed that one shaves off any excess hair?  Could (by some interpretation) facial hair be considered “excess” hair in that regard?  If so, doesn’t this act put these members of Fatah on a fast track to wear that snug and hardly-noticeable suicide belt faster than those Hamas folks could, say, if they wanted to blow up Jews or Hamas members?  And ultimately, isn’t that an unfair advantage which could backfire on Hamas one day?  If that all follows, I’m not sure Hamas quite thought this renewed policy through fully. 

Either way, sarcasm aside, there seems something very 7th Century about this whole thing.  It is clear that Fatah, by cooperating with Israel and the West, is in a much better position to achieve independence than Hamas, who continues to be violent obstructionists with their sights set squarely on the mustaches of their enemies for the purpose of humiliation and degradation.  I just don’t think that’s a winning strategy in the long-run. 

Reuters photo.

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