Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The taming of the shoe

Hi folks,

Those of you who have not seen the shoe video (could there really be anyone?), you need not read further, unless you first visit YouTube and find out what I'm talking about. Just search for Bush, shoe, Iraq.

Anyway, there are a lot of differing opinions here as to whether this was a good way of protesting, a really dumb thing that's probably going to get the guy 'disappeared', or a ploy by the Bushies to generate some sympathy for W at home as he shines up his big belt buckle and gets ready to head back to Texas.

I don't have an opinion one way or the other. I do know that Iraqis don't play baseball, so the guy's aim can be excused. But I think they do play cricket....hmmm....maybe the double miss was on purpose after all????

In other news:

There are rumors going around in Iraq that the US is going to pull out before the end of Bush's term, and all the troops will be re-allocated to a massive invasion of China.

Apparently, there were two WMDs found in Baghdad, and both were stamped: 'Made in China'.

Business news:

According to economic analysts, things are going to be pretty nasty for some time to come. The dollar is down, oil prices are down, the Dow and Nasdaq are down. Hottest tip on Wall Street: Go long on Mohammed & Sons Shoes (Ticker: SHUZ).

Proctor and Gamble (Ticker: PG) is also expected to do well as coffee shop owners all over the Middle East scramble to stock up on Mr. Clean, to remove the footprints from the walls around the dart boards.

In Sports:

Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki has been drafted by the Iraqi national soccer team as goalkeeper.

American and Iraqi troops have been ordered to suspend their Saturday afternoon friendly games of horse-shoes.

In Fashion:

After a long history as the preferred footwear of hippie backpackers and urban wannabe's, chukka boots have come back strong at the end of this holiday shopping season.

Jeepers, I should get a day job!

Love and Peace to all!

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