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hezbollabaq boy [Jul. 14th, 2006|04:02 am]
The American Caliban
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The gold standard for executive authority in this world is clear. If you're the top guy, you get guarded by the U.S. Secret Service. This is the only explanation I can find for this picture. Here's the leader of Hezbollah, fanatical turbanist group. He's in full Iranian-style mullah/politician getup, but his guards look like Jean Reno Eurotrash versions of Dubbya's heavies, all the way down to the dark glasses and the expensive suits.

The effect for me is more Bad Hip-Hop Video than Imposing World Leader, but I bet it plays well back home.
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[User Picture]From: kineticfactory
2006-07-14 11:44 am (UTC)
The Middle East is not known as a bastion of restrained taste. Witness all the use of gold and marble (real or fake) in the region's architecture, for example.
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[User Picture]From: ttam
2006-07-14 01:20 pm (UTC)
The best part is that the flags and banners have AK-47s all over them but the bodyguards aren't carrying any. If they're really SS poseurs they're probably carrying Zionist Uzis.
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[User Picture]From: changeng
2006-07-14 04:17 pm (UTC)
the most disturbing thing is how terrorist factions are reveling in classic American comics "supervillain" style, from dress, flags, tactics, etc. How soon before they carry small, hairless pets?
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[User Picture]From: drieuxster
2006-07-14 05:28 pm (UTC)

Why We Must Stop Stem Cell Research


Do you really want them to make miniture clones of themselves too????
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[User Picture]From: changeng
2006-07-14 05:34 pm (UTC)

Re: Why We Must Stop Stem Cell Research

would help to pick them out of a crowd.

of course there would be the whole "clone-profiling" flak.
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[User Picture]From: drieuxster
2006-07-14 05:39 pm (UTC)

Re: Why We Must Stop Stem Cell Research


Hum....

I had not thought about the evils of a "clone-Profiling" crisis....

Clearly that too works as a reason that stopping stem cell research to rescue archaic 3rd world terrorist cliques from campy trashy cliches...

Perhaps we must tell this to fearless leader....
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[User Picture]From: drieuxster
2006-07-14 05:27 pm (UTC)

Go Team Go!!!


Win Team WIN!!!

Now the important problem is how DO we get Americans into those high paying jobs...
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