Church of Ineffable Stupidity 7/17/06

2003 – India declines a United States request to send an occupation force to Iraq. United States Envoy assures that Indo-US relations will not be hampered by the refusal.

2007 – US begins bombing of India
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Coincidence? I think not!

“The church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.”
— Robert Green Ingersoll


a) Ineffably stupid mom
Single mom ignores kids, goes to a party. Gets shit-faced drunk. Stumbles home to feed her infant. Passes out while nursing said kid. Suffocates kid. She wins the Church award for Ineffable Stupidity, that and the fact that Condi and George have been hogging the award for months now.
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b) 26th and Cal
Everyone in Chicago knows what this is. A dank, dark, stained, smelly, stinking block-sized complex located at the corner of 26th street and California. It serves as Cook County Court’s criminal division. Perhaps on the day it opened, it did not smell like sweat, piss, blood and worse. Nor did it have odd stains dotting the environment. Every day thousands of accused folks get filtered through the county’s criminal justice system. Just walking into any one of the buildings in the complex depresses you.

Now that R Kelly’s trial is starting, the brass doors look like brass for the first time in decades. There is a carpet in the entry. (We weren’t sure what to call what was there earlier.) The WALLS are painted!. The urine and sweat smell is gone. and the courtroom for his trial has been transformed into a hi-tech, internet savvy, carpetted, gleaming, shiny, clean, spiffy courtroom.
Boy, talk about LA-Law. In Chicago, no less!
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c) Iraqnam
I’ll say one thing for Israel’s invasion of Lebanon. It took the stinking corpse of Little George’s Iraqnam off the front pages.
So, you did not learn the the Iraqi parliament condemned Israel’s attack on Lebanon. You did not learn that Sunday was the deadliest day since our invasion ended. You did not learn that we are close to 2600 casualties. You did not learn that Baghdad is now considered a dead city, a ghost town filled with combatants in a civil war. Even US military are calling it that.
And probably, you did not hear that more than 100 people a day are finding themselves dead. Mission accomplished.
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d) Porta-president
Everywhere the president goes, he gets his own personal, portable convenience. Why? Because you can get a lot of diagnostic value from someone’s urine and crap, including accurate readings of blood alcohol levels, prescription drugs and medical conditions.
What is the president hiding? Is he taking psychotropic drugs? anti-depressants? Zoloft? anti-psychotics? Is he pounding too many down each day?
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e) Big Dig
Bechtel and Parsons may face millions in personal injury damages, but actually fear a conviction for fraud and rebuilding costs. hundreds of millions in repair costs are likely. Pity the poor Bush supporter – every time they try to tie the Dig to the democrats, it turns out that the GOP actually ran things.
the last 4 governors? GOP
the last 5 project managers? GOP
the three largest companies building it? GOP
the two companies who stole or supplied substandard concrete and steel bolts? GOP
Yup, it sure does look like a democratic problem.
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On the other hand, as the truth comes out, watch for congress to try to legislate more tort deform legislation to protect some of their largest lobbyists and campaign donors.

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