The title says it all. Seriously, look at the two of them at the bottom of this page and tell me I’m wrong; you can’t. This must be why it took the normally quick-to-correct folks at wikipedia fully 15 minutes to catch this gem. Enjoy:
This country just never runs out of reasons for me to love it. Take this truck that whizzed by me this morning. This photo is a touch blurry, but hopefully you can make out the giant Bald Eagle shredding documents and dropping them in a trashcan. This is a most excellent logo. It says, “That’s right folks, The Great Bird of America will come right to your office or home and shred your sins to tatters with its powerful talons.”
If only Jeff Skilling had found this evidence-destroying raptor in time. It is not easy to train a bird for this kind of work, but the payoff is well worth it. Skilling hired a team of 25 Guatemalans to come up to the 30th floor of Enron and jam thousands of papers into giant shredders by hand. But this was dumb, and they obviously didn’t do a very good job in the end. Any smart man would’ve hired a magnificent Bald Eagle to shred that evidence. A hungry eagle can shred 320 reams an hour if you whip it into a proper frenzy. Don’t make the mistake Skilling did…
**Update: They’re Back!**
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****Update 2: The good folks over at zazzle have come through, for now. We’ll keep you posted.
**Update: Apparently the ass-clowns over at cafepress are not familiar with the notion of fair-use as it applies to parodies. We’re looking for a new supplier, so if you print t-shirts of dubious legality, please contact us.-A.P.
We have joked here at SMC about slow news days—they happen. When they do, they affect the more ‘mainstream’ outlets most heavily. This is when you see those stupid “Top 5” lists or “Tips on How To….” articles that clearly have nothing to do with new at all. I though something was up when I saw who won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. That Mr. Obama—a man struggling to fix his own country’s economy, drumming up support for more troops in Afghanistan, and working on building missile-(shields) in eastern europe—has walked ass-backwards into a Nobel Prize says something about the state of peace in the world today.
Well I submit that 2009 was a slow peace year. I mean honestly, the Nobel Peace prize for someone whose foreign policy experience is less than a year as as President of the United States? This man led a bid for the olympics that lost out to a city controlled by gangs, he’s spent more money on the largest domestic spending program in the history of the United States and is struggling to keep peace within Congress and our own country as he plows ahead with Healthcare reform. Yet he’s the best at making peace the world has got?
This is not to criticize Mr. Obama or his goals and efforts for peace—both are admirable and effective. It is, however, a sad commentary on the state of peace in general.
Anyhow, here are President Barack Obama’s foreign relations stats through his first 100 days:
– Meetings with foreign leaders: 44
– Phone calls to foreign leaders: 56
– Countries visited: 8
– Multilateral summits attended: 4
– Overseas press conferences and availabilities: 11
– Discussions with foreign youth: 2
– Foreign Interviews given: 3