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soupkitchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:58 AM
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Obama to change Czars To Tsars
To accommodate criticism from the right of his continuing the Nixon initiated custom of naming government managers, of a certain level, Czars President Obama announced today that they will now be called Tsars.

"I understand how my good friends on the right can, after forty years of common usage, still find the CZ in czar unsettling After all, this is a country where we learn our ABCs not our ABCZs. But people of good will can agree to disagree. And knowing how my opponents on the right love to say Tssss, Tsss, Tsss to everything, to calm their fears of an Eastern European invasion, we will officially change the job description of Czar to Tsar."
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:01 AM
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1. LMAO. Total love.
This Russian-speaker gives you a K&R.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:04 AM
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2. Ochen Xhorosho!
:rofl:
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:05 AM
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3. I think the czar/tsar thing is stupid, and always have.
It's right up there with naming a restaurant Au Pied de Cochon.

They wouldn't call someone the "energy caesar" so why would they call him a czar?
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:08 AM
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4. It's only an issue because it's
an easy thing for the teabaggers to remember, it reminds them of the best time of their lives (the Cold War), and "Czar" is short enough to fit on a protest sign.
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soupkitchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:14 AM
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5. I'll bet you my last dollar
That most tea-baggers equate czars with Communism, although it was the decidedly right wing Czars the Communists overthrew.
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:20 AM
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7. History is not their strong suit.......
nor is math, spelling, geography, and reading. The only thing at which they seem to excel is swallowing and mindlessly repeating Glenn Beck's lunatic rants.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:14 AM
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6. I don't think any of these booger eating morans understand that czars
were hated by the communists. Four centuries of harsh authoritarian rule by the Romanov dynasty was the reason communism caught on so heavily in czarist russia.

Now if he were to appoint commissars....

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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:24 AM
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9. Well said!
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:24 AM
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8. Cool. I think you could add another verse to Blondie's "rapture". n/t
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:34 AM
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10. I wish he would just change Czar to Overlord
Just give them a real reason to freak out.

Anyway, someone has had the same idea. The character below is Thorax, a New England farmer with a quantum anomaly in his shed. He regularly sets up roadside stands where he sells tomatoes along with other services like religious penance.


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