We Don’t Like You And Your Friend Too

Beck Banishes   

Awakened from their slumbers by patriot/seer Glen Beck, conservatives across America rush to join the antic showman in tossing Teddy Roosevelt over the side.

Until now, who knew that TR’s hysterically masculine crackpot vision of a white man’s world had some problems?  Evidently not Jonah Goldberg.

Wonkette peers under the hood of Teddy’s utopia:

One day soon, Jonah’s going to hear about this “Nationalized Parks” thing, and he is NOT going to be happy about it.

Richard Nixon’s Pop Explosion: When Has-Beens Collide!

The Pants Send A Signal As Well

One time teen sensation Britney Spears marks the California Winter Solstice as she does always this time of year: displaying herself in a “Dick” t-shirt.

Spears proudly wore the same quasi-opinionated garment a year ago, exciting spirited discussion of what she could possibly know about Watergate and other crimes.

Worn Out 

This Christmas, Give The Gift Of Nixon!


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……although in practice the Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation likes to break little children’s hearts.

The cool kids will also be hanging this Nixonian wisdom on the tree.   Ornament (Round)









Bush Library Plans: Now With Added Notions!

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George W. Bush has announced exciting new plans for his Presidential Library, spraying the horizon with many, many numbered lists of intentions, notions and fanciful ideas.

The Bush Library will continue Bush’s on-going worldwide effort to devalue words by grasping them tightly to himself:

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In the spirit of the age, the Bush Library hopes to mobilize the sinister power of social networks through its Member Advocates. But if the roaring success of the Bush administration alumni blog is an indicator, Face-book will remain fairly Bush-free.

The Bush Library web site is doing its part to erase the Kennedy assassination stain from local consciousness, offering a map of “Dallas Landmarks” with Dealey Plaza unmarked. Dallas_fw_map_thumb2

Equatorial Guinea, Following The Path Of Greatness

To Equatorial Guinea, where the Dark Continent meets the Deep Blue Sea, and oil floats the ruling family to a higher realm.

A spectacularly corrupt kleptocracy has evolved this West African island and some coast into a tropical gangster parody.

Think Of It As A Name Tag  

obiang President-Till-The-Cows-Come-Home Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has presided for three decades since killing his uncle, the previous dictator, and now the New York Times reports that a swanky bit of Malibu may be forever E.G. Teodoro Obiang's House

Strongman scion and heir apparent Teodoro Nguema Obiang spends much of his time in a multimillion dollar mansion in this suburb of the stars, despite US laws that nominally bar corrupt foreigners from our shores.Baywatch - Panic At Malibu Pier [VHS] [1989] 

Equatorial Guinea has been in an expansive mood lately.   The regime recently sprang a mercenary jailed in a murky coup attempt, freeing an unhappy Simon Mann to pursue his claim that Son Of The Iron Lady Mark Thatcher helped the plot.

President Obiang, shown here gathering strength from the martyred Che Guevara, Guinea Ecuatorial conmemora los 30 años del golpe de Estado que dio el poder a Obiang   has friends throughout the world.  Obiang y  Rice, encantados de conocerse

The regime’s website practices a level of delicious shamelessness, posting headlines like  “DEMOCRACY AT ITS PEAK IN EQUATORIAL GUINEA” and leaving them up despite mockery.

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Where did this big idea come from?

Equatorial Guinea has had a storied relationship with one American who has promiscuously spread himself over our nation’s Presidential Library universe.

World Beater

Joe L. Allbritton is a cartoonish exaggeration of Washington incestuousness, serving on boards for the Kennedy Center, the Lyndon Johnson, Reagan and George H.W. Bush Presidential Libraries, and a failed effort to bring George W. Bush’s to Baylor University.

Alblbritton financed his service to former greats’ memories through his ownership of Washington’s Riggs Bank, a daisy chain of power ensnaring Russian spies,  Saudi princes, a Bush uncle, General Pinochet and the Obiang family.

For hiding Obiang and Pinochet millions Allbritton lost the bank.  Riggs paid $39 million in US civil and criminal penalties, $8 million in Spain.  Allbritton and his son personally paid one million dollars to Pinochet torture victims.