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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:12 PM
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Larry Beinhart: Fear the Penis
http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/contributors/456


A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Larry Beinhart, author of "Wag the Dog" and "Fog Facts"


Thank God for Mark Foley.
It proves that the American people still care about something.
It happens to be penises. But still.
They care about who talks about them, who plays with them, who covers them up, who uncovers them, who covers up the uncovering of them.

Even Jon Stewart put the big penis cover-up ahead of the fact that this government just passed a law that says that George Bush can say, Hey you, youre an enemy combatant, and once he says that, they can whisk you away.....This is literally true. Its like that joke in the first grade:
Make me a milkshake
Poof: Youre a milkshake

If George Bush says: youre an enemy combatant. Poof! You are one. And then they can take you to Guantanamo, do not pass go, do not call your attorney, do not see a judge, do not hear the charges against you, go straight to the cage they want to put you in. The cage comes with lights that stay on 24 hours a day and wake-up calls every fifteen minutes so you never get to sleep and special exercise programs where you stand for hours in stress positions, upward screaming cat, squatting tortured turtle, and other lite abuses that used to be quaintly prohibited by the Geneva Conventions.

Todays joke:
Q: What do Americans do after they commit war crimes?
A: They pass a law that says they cant be prosecuted for committing war crimes.

If you dont find that funny, if you actually think thats serious, then ask how come nobody else does. How come CNN doesnt care, NBC, the NY Times? How come the Democratic leadership doesnt care?


Larry Beinhart is the author of Fog Facts: Searching for Truth in the Land of Spin, and The Librarian, which just won the Grand Prix de Littrature Policire.

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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:15 PM
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1. Fear The Penis!!!
maybe that's my problem -- i always wanted to be it's friend.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:20 PM
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2. Hey, maybe that's the new litmus test!

Do you or don't you fear the penis?
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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:20 PM
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3. Excellent post. I've always loved his articles. Maybe when this
Foley crap dies down people will start talking about how wrong the new bill is. All we can do is hope....and write editorials to our local newspapers.
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:21 PM
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4. What's the agreed term for the current famous
member?

Is it the Folenis, the Flenis, or the Fenis?
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:18 PM
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7. LOL

Ruth can ask, "which is more important, Clenis or Flenis?"
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:28 PM
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5. Watch out. It can smell fear.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:03 PM
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6. KICK & RECOMMEND!!! This will appeal to many.
It's comedic logic. Zing!

And Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:18 PM
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8. The NY TImes ran multiple editorials against the Torture Bill.
Don't blame that newspaper.

Blame the people who voted for the Torture Bill.
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