Friday, December 09, 2005

Is This the Best We Can Do?

I mean it. Is this the best we can do?

Seriously… The pissing contest between the Ethiopian and Eritrean ambassadors on CNN’s Diplomatic License… it is so surreally, garrulously retarded; regressively obtuse. Neither missed a single stereotype of present day African warlords in pin-striped suits. Demagoguery? Check. Scripted apparatchik creepiness? Check. Pre-school boy boorishness? Check. Tawdry bouncing of reality checks? Check. Being treated like “pain in the ass Africans who are going to war over nothing, and dragging us into pleading with them not to kill their own people… again!” by a haughty, perfectly coiffed anchor? Priceless.

Ugh, ugh, ugh.

To leverage human lives on this bullshittary is beyond cruel.

To more sublime matters. The lucky recipients of calls from hundreds of pumped up Ethiopians supporting HR 4423 (and some irate ones requesting its defeat) are…

Friday, December 9
Congressman Mark Green: (202) 225-5665
Congresswoman Betty McCollum: (202) 225-6631

Hopefully their interns have had their protein shakes today.


Anonymous OhMyEyesHurt said...

It's my turn! It's my turn! Richard, tell him it's my turn.

Behold, our countries' representatives! Shameful chumps who are screwing our people. I'm livid.

2:17 PM, December 09, 2005  
Anonymous Zenebe Z/Mariam said...

It wasn't as bad as the one where Meles himself called to defend po' old kassafoon, but let's just hope it's just PR... get another khadafi have'em shake hands, spray a lil' dough so that everyone, including Annan, can take a victory lap in the international corridors.

4:08 PM, December 09, 2005  
Anonymous not genet zewdie said...

oh oh oh. i see your "ugh" in triplicate and raise you a "oh my GOD!" we need a "new generation" of african leaders knighted!

8:48 AM, December 10, 2005  

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