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The Incredible Folding President

(7) Comments | Posted July 21, 2011 | 5:18 PM

How many more times can the incredible folding President fold?

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Rupert Murdoch Takes Over the Times

(7) Comments | Posted June 9, 2011 | 11:54 AM

New satire venue The Final Edition imagines an all too likely possibility in the not-so distant future...

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Meet Lady Ga-Gaddafi!

(1) Comments | Posted March 17, 2011 | 6:15 PM

Moammar Gaddafi is a murderous, corrupt, fratricidal terrorist dictator, busy slaughtering his own people and leveling his own cities. But guess what? He can't help it! He was born that way!

Lady Gagadaffi - Born This Way from The Final Edition on Vimeo.

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George Carlin: The Last Words You Can't Say on Television

(130) Comments | Posted February 3, 2010 | 2:41 PM

Just shy of three months ago (November 10th) George Carlin's "sortabiography" Last Words was published. That same week the ever-loyal I-Man (who can still kick a book's butt up the best seller list) did a nice spot with George's bro Patrick, USA Today ran a great review, NPR's...

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George Carlin: The Last Words of America's Greatest Comedian

(338) Comments | Posted November 16, 2009 | 9:26 AM

For half a century, somewhere in America, night in, night out, George Carlin stood on a stage, raging, berating, sniping, griping, purring questions, snarling answers, kicking holes in the polyester pants of hypocrisy, puking down the nice clean tux of conventional wisdom, convulsing audiences and never failing to do "this...

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Bloomberlusconi Wins in New York!

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2009 | 9:31 AM

Flouting the law, sneering at democracy, bachelor-at-large Michele Bloomberlusconi triumphed yesterday in his flagrant third-time purchase of the top spot in the supposedly smartest city in the world. The diminuitive, reptilian media mogul spent an unprecedented $90 million purchasing the office, convincing ordinary New Yorkers that as a bastion of...

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Not The Bible -- The Ultimate and Eternal Parody

(7) Comments | Posted October 9, 2009 | 5:32 PM

Earlier this week, an enraged righty named Andrew Schlafly, fruit of his Blessed Mother Phyllis' virgin womb, together with some of his fellow pseudo-Christians announced that it was time to rewrite the Bible. The Literal Word of God had somehow been corrupted into The Liberal Word of God. Time to...

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New Yorker Unveils Next Week's Cover: Baruch Obama!

(104) Comments | Posted July 16, 2008 | 8:07 PM

Art by Rick Meyerowitz

Turns out New Yorker Editor Supremo David Remnick was just kidding with last week's apparently racist-classist-sexist- ethnically-and-religiously-biased cover. It was all just a set-up, said the legendary political satirist, to what we at the New Yorker really think of the great Senator from Illinois.

Say...

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Prominent Right Wing Coward Smears Obama for Not Considering Military Service

(14) Comments | Posted June 2, 2008 | 6:46 PM

Super-star NYT Op-Ed columnist Billy Kristol shot one off today that outslimed even his own epic levels of sliminess.

The doughty Vietnam non-vet took Senator Obama to task for giving a commencement address at Wesleyan this weekend in which he didn't remind his "elite" audience that military service was one...

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Could Hillary Win as an African-American Male?

(21) Comments | Posted May 23, 2008 | 4:50 PM

Forget the Rules Committee. Forget the superdelegates. Forget attacking Obama in the bathroom with a butcher knife. The increasingly demented Hillary has come up with a real nuclear option -- the only way to neuter the presumptuous pretty-boy who hijacked her party...

Become a black man too.

Why...

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Bush Vows To Take Out Iran's Non-Existent Nukes

(9) Comments | Posted December 7, 2007 | 4:46 PM

(37 minutes ago)
Speaking at an emergency press-conference in the White House, President Bush has just announced that air, sea and land elements of a massive US invasion force are being assembled in the Persian Gulf and on Iran's Western borders.

Citing Monday's NIE which established "beyond the...

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Enough Spin Already: Bush and Cheney Lied, Iran Didn't

(154) Comments | Posted December 4, 2007 | 11:18 AM

Here's the New York Times frontpage left-hand hed from this morning: "Assessment Jars a Foreign Policy Debate About Iran." Assessment? Jars? Debate? Excuse me?

Here's Gramma Pelosi this morning: "The NIE illustrates the effectiveness of international monitoring and targeted sanctions to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass...

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Lapham's Quarterly: Cutting-Edge Journalism From The Distant Past

(5) Comments | Posted December 3, 2007 | 3:59 PM

At 72 Lewis Lapham is hardly in the twilight of his life, but he's certainly embarked on its happy hour. Formerly editor of Harper's, America's quintessential liberal magazine, (perhaps the only one which never grew ashamed of that venerable designation or squandered its integrity fawning over the intellectual terrorists of...

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Michael Moore Recycles My Joke! Yay! (I Think)

(5) Comments | Posted July 5, 2007 | 3:35 PM

No one, bar no one enjoys Michael Moore movies more than me. Anyone who can get the troglo-right's ample knickers in a twist the way he can, is aces in my book. The message of his ads for SICKO seems to be that said troglo-right, along with HMOs, pharmas and...

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War Criminal Commutes Sentence of Convicted Perjurer at Behest of Traitor

(35) Comments | Posted July 2, 2007 | 9:19 PM

Honor among liars, killers -- and thieves.

Forget the carefully measured, judicious judicial analyses. Here's what actually went on today. George Bush who has so far been directly responsible for the deaths of at least two hundred thousand of his fellow human beings (that was the most reliable count...

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Supreme Court Renames Self, Resegregates

(31) Comments | Posted June 30, 2007 | 2:02 PM

There was a party atmosphere at the end of the Supreme Court's session yesterday. A jubilant rightwing majority, represented by Justice Alito, made three dramatic announcements concerning the future makeup and direction of the court:

A. Effective immediately the Supreme Court will be renamed the Supremacist Court of the United...

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Forget God: What's So Great About Atheism? (Part 1)

(102) Comments | Posted June 21, 2007 | 5:42 PM

The day God died, Stalin was born. Or close enough. Nietzsche was writing Die Fröhliche Wissenschaft in the very early 1880s, when the future monster was a toddler. The second edition (1887) appeared just two years before little Adolf, future monster #2, poked his bullet head from Mrs Hitler's apparatus....

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Disnimperialism Conquers India!

(1) Comments | Posted June 14, 2007 | 5:15 PM

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The Enchanted Mouseoleum,
Photoshop by Lucy Hendra

Walt Disney Studios is extending Disney world-domination into the storied subcontinent of India. Plans for a series of animated movies made in conjunction with Bollywood will be followed by...

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Arrivederci Tony -- and Good &%$@ing Riddance!

(58) Comments | Posted June 12, 2007 | 10:18 PM

Finally! It's OVER. The pandering, pretentious, overblown, over-wrought, over-interpreted, over-rated series about a loathsome subculture of brutal cowards who feed off the poor, the weak and one another, who despise anyone not of their race and express their displeasure with baseball bats (provided the odds are solidly in their favor)...

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That Special Blair Bush Relationship; Shades of Doctor Strangelove.

(10) Comments | Posted June 8, 2007 | 7:50 PM

It was truly repulsive watching Tony Blair this week at his last G8 summit. There he was still doing the boyish grin thing, still whinnying about changing our Glorious Leader's so-called mind on global warming, because of that special relationship he has, and still failing miserably to have the slightest...

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