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Monday, February 05, 2007


by HL

On 2007 Super Bowl
the Hegemons face off the Terrorists

In the past it was
the Giants vs. the Patriots
those old timers were eliminated
by those
new age whiners
who had no time for basic training
by those
free agent stars
with oil company sponsors
who practice killer
in the Arab league
where the teams
play on sand
with their WMDs
(wanton military delusions)
no one has ever seen

In a cheerleader’s imagination
there is no harm done
when heroes die

earning victory
for the Gipper’s dream team
in a Iran-Contra instant replay
but today
after the SOTU intermission
pep talks
marching bands
national guard dispensations
the second half begins
the cause

Either young George wins
Daddy’s prize
or he celebrates
when the Cheney gang
moves the sticks
to mark enormous
in the end zone game

Meanwhile back to live action...

When the Baker’s dozen
were caught with too many
Pitiful Man king the quarterback
called the leap-of-faith play
drawing the congress

The game is turning real

Yeah Pelosi

While the officials deliberate
opposing coaches consider
what the US-Iran
to get where they are now

Stay tuned as we go to a media timeout...

On Sunday
the MSM will not disappoint you
but it will cost a lot more honey

War: what we fight for

HL says, "War is not the Answer / Ride a Bicycle," and more at cornfedtrouble.