Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Allegations of "Massacre" Committed in Iraq Town of Haditha

You know how the Bush Administration keeps chastising the press for focusing only on the "bad news", instead of reporting on all of the "progress" that is being made in Iraq? Well, if there is some sort of "Good News" equivalent to the horrible story coming out of Haditha, NOW would be an excellent time to let the world know.

Last week, when the anti-war protester "Jesse Macbeth" was "outted" for apparently impersonating a US soldier in a documentary and making false claims to have committed war crimes in Iraq, I was pretty angry, yet somewhat relieved that it wasn't true... but that was last week.

Unfortunately, it seems that by the time the American mainstream media finally decides to start covering a story like this, it means that they can no longer avoid it (because "bad news" is also bad for the morale of the troops and home front) and the "facts" that support it are usually irrefutable (ie. video evidence). However; I'm pretty sure that there will be efforts made to downplay the severity of the incident over the next few days, which is to be expected.

During every "Shooting War", there is a "Propaganda War" that accompanies it. It is every bit as important that this conflict is won, because it is from that propaganda in which "history" shall be written. If the media reports are negative and loaded with skepticism and second guessing, then regardless of the actual outcome of the conflict, it will always be viewed upon negatively by history.

In this type of conflict, the "fog of war" actually exists in the media coverage and is often used to prevent certain (often negative) stories from dominating the discussion and (potentially) shaping the history of events. This is accomplished by deliberately creating an atmosphere of uncertainty and confusion in the reporting through an expressed lack of knowledge, which is due to the mainstream media's reluctance to conduct any sort of investigative journalism into stories that may turn out to be harmful to the "Propaganda War Effort".

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Today's Cartoon: The Internet STILL abuzz over Clay Aiken on "American Idol"

Ugh. There is nothing worse than being constipated. You know, that awful, uncomfortable feeling that comes when you've taken in too much rubbish and not enough "dietary fibre". Your system is all backed up because you've been eating too much "cheese"again; and when you sit on the can, nothing happens... nothing moves.

Well, for the last 5 days (since the finale of "American Idol"), internet search engines have been suffering through a nasty bout of "cheese induced" constipation. Now, usually, when the blogosphere decides to "snack" upon a single topic or issue, it is usually something with a little more "dietary fibre" that may not always taste great, but is still very good for your digestion. Now, of course this isn't always the case. We all like to cheat on our "news and information" diets and eat some junk food from time to time; but a 5 day "cheese" binge is just taking it way too far!

"You see, for someone who covers "current events" in his web cartoons, I have to stay regular. But with my busy schedule, I can't always watch what I "eat". That's why I use "techno-mucil". It helps keep me regular during those frequent bouts of "Cable News Constipation" :)

Unfortunately there are no "laxatives" for search engines. So when they start bunging up with "rubbish", all you can do is ride it out and pray for the obstruction to pass. Other than that, you could just start typing the word "flush!" into the search engines over and over again, and hope that people will eventually start getting the message ;)

Monday, May 29, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Produce Celebrity Baby and Media Frenzy

As I have previously stated, "Celebrity Baby News" is my favorite kind of news because it's like a well deserved day off for the mainstream media ;)

It seems like nothing "bad" ever happens on a day when a Hollywood baby is born, which is why the MSM is able to devote all of their attention on covering that one event. It makes me wish that celebrities would make babies everyday; that way we wouldn't have to worry about things like terrorism, war and bird flu any more.

The arrival of Brad Pitt and Angelia Jolie's baby is EXTRA special simply because of how physically attractive the parents are. It's important that very attractive people have babies because the better looking the couple is, the more media coverage they will receive; thus, preventing any "bad news" from occurring elsewhere. A baby that has a nickname, even before it's born (ex. "TomKat" and "Brangelina") is gold because the media overkill of such a non-event can ensure your safety for about a week :)

On the down side of all of this "celebrity media protection" is the creepy, awkward feeling of knowing simply WAY too much about people who don't know you and don't want YOU to know anything about them. You see, when the paparazzi get yelled at, it's not just them that's getting a scolding, it's me as well. It's not my fault though; I was just trying to watch the "news". For some strange reason instead of finding out what's happening in Iraq or Afghanistan (or anywhere else in the world for that matter), I'm stuck riding shotgun in a '95 Ford Taurus, following Angelina Jolie and her kids around Los Angeles.

It's one thing when shows like Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood decide to devote their entire schedule to covering "celebrity baby news", but when the cable news networks start doing the same and try to substitute it for "real news"; It starts to make me feel what I can only guess is how Pat O'Brien must feel, every waking moment of his life :0

Friday, May 26, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Enron's Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling Found Guilty

Well knock me over with a feather; since when are rich white men, suddenly becoming accountable for their actions? ;)

Personally I think, "White Collar Crimes" should be given a more insidious name; that way people will start to develop a better understanding of just how much these crimes actually affect our daily lives.

The term "White Collar Crime" is deceiving. It almost gives you the impression that it's something that only affects wealthy people; but the truth of the matter is that most of us are more likely to be victims of these kinds of crimes than any other, due to its sheer scope and far-reaching effects (ever been "laid-off"?)

The problem I see with the use of the term "White Collar" is that sounds more like an accomplishment than an actual threat. I think a lot of people mentally disengage from the subject of white collar crimes, simply because they believe that they lack the understanding to comprehend the "complexities" of such misdeeds. There is nothing complicated about it. "Greed" is greed, regardless of the shirt collar. There is absolutely no difference between a crime which is committed by something who is rich than by someone who is poor (except maybe the "scale" of it). At the end of the day, the motives remain the same.

Hey, it was rumoured that "Jack the Ripper" was a doctor and may have even worn a suit when he committed his crimes, so would that then also categorize HIM as a "white collar criminal"?

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Osama Bin Laden Claims Zacarias Moussaoui Not Involved In 9/11

Do you really think Zacarius Moussaoui would feel any better if he knew that Osama Bin Laden was coming to his defense now... AFTER he had already been convicted and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison?

And even if he had mentioned this sooner, would Moussaoui's defense team really have benefited have from this? Remember, Bin Laden said that he himself was not linked to 9/11 either.

So, what does he really think is going to come from this? That the U.S. government is going to suddenly release Moussaoui from prison so that he can go back to flight school and finish his training so that the next time they put him on trial, it will be for all the "right" reasons?

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Iraq War Veteran Jesse Macbeth's False Claims Debunked

Is it just me, or has there been a noticeable increase in the volume of misleading and inaccurate "news" stories hitting the web recently?

From reports of Karl Rove's indictment, to news that Iran was forcing Jews and Christians to wear distinctive patches, to anti-war protesters impersonating soldiers. It's almost as though you can't trust what you read on the web anymore ;)

Actually, while the internet and the blogosphere does seem to be quite vulnerable (and gullible) to picking up "misinformation"; what really impresses me is how quickly (and thoroughly) most of these "news" stories are checked out to determine their accuracy. Despite being given a bad reputation by the "mainstream media", I believe that THIS is the web's most redeeming quality and is also the reason why I still rely upon it as my primary news source.

If there are individuals who are willing to go as far as to impersonate U.S. soldiers and claim to commit war crimes in an effort to manipulate me; it's good to know that there are always enough "skeptics" surfing the web at any given time, who will invest the time to make sure the "news" that's available, is as accurate as possible.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Tony Blair Makes Suprise Visit To Iraq

Another day, another surprise visit to Iraq. I guess this time it's Tony Blair's turn to play "Ann Margaret" for the troops. Seriously, at what point do surprise visits cease being a "surprise" and start being "routine"?

It seems like everytime something "positive" ever happens in Iraq, British and American leaders can't wait to hop over to Baghdad to absorb what little good news there actually is. As a result, any steps towards "independence" are seriously hindered by the appearance that the Iraqi government is nothing more than a puppet regime, installed by the "West", to serve the demands of the "West".

Iraq it seems, is a country with TWO valuable resources: Oil and "political capital"; however, it would also appear that neither of them are renewable. While unannounced visits and carefully staged photo-ops may make for good TV back in Britain and the United States; in Iraq it is just another reminder of who's "really" in charge. If sustained progress is ever going to be made, Western leaders are going to have to learn how to resist these urges to rush to Baghdad and claim responsibility everytime something "positive" happens (especially when they're every bit as hesitant to accept responsibility when they don't).

It's like that game show "The Weakest Link"; the only way the contestants build up any real substantial capital is by letting it ride, risking it all and hoping for the best. Likewise, the only way Iraq can possibly move forward is by building upon its minor gains without interference from the "West". Unfortunately, with contestants such as Tony Blair and Donald Rumsfeld, those opportunities are quite limited because they'll "bank" every chance they get ;)

Monday, May 22, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Barry Bonds Ties Babe Ruth's Homerun Record

One ball to rule them all, one ball to find them, one ball to bring them all; and in the darkness Bonds them... er, I mean "binds" them :)

Baseball is a sport that is rich in history and superstition; therefore, if I were a fan of the San Francisco Giants, I would be extremely worried about what affect Barry Bonds tying (and eventually breaking) Babe Ruth's homerun record will have on the organization.

Remember, the last team to upset the "Bambino" was the Boston Red Sox; and as a result, they went 86 years before winning another World Series (and that was just for selling him to the Yankees). But what Barry Bonds has done is SO much worse than that because he is messing around with the man's legacy; and doing so in a very controversial manner.

In 2004, the Boston Red Sox were successfully able to break the "curse" and win the World Series... But did they REALLY break the curse? Perhaps the curse wasn't broken at all, but was merely "lifted" (out of pity), which means two things: 1) The curse still exists; and 2) "Someone" had to lift it.

Baseball players are almost as superstitious as their fans, so for "Giants" fans who believe in such things as "curses", this is definitely a cause for concern because if Barry Bonds "cheated" to break Babe Ruth's record, Babe Ruth WOULD know. And if the "Curse of the Bambino" still exists, then perhaps this also means that it exists in a state of transition; that "state" of course, now being California ;)

Friday, May 19, 2006

Today's Cartoon: "The Da Vinci Code" Hits Theatres and Stirs Controversy

Every once and a while a film comes along that is SO "controversial" that it makes me wish I had stocks in it.

To me, the negative reaction by the Catholic Church towards the release of the "Da Vinci Code" lends far more towards legitimizing the plot of the movie, than the film itself. I honestly don't believe there would have been nearly as much interest this movie had the church simply left it to play out (as "entertainment") in theatres and then disappear onto DVD shelves within a few months.

I guess what the church has decided to do is really hype this movie up, in an attempt to tear it down; but what they have failed to recognize is that the only thing protesting/boycotting a movie actually does, is get more people wanting to see it. People in general HATE being told what to do; and they hate being told what NOT to do even more. Then again, I guess I really shouldn't expect the Catholic Church to recognize that :)

If they want the world to believe that this movie is nothing more than a piece "rubbish" (which the critics already say it is) then they themselves have to learn to treat it that way as well. Otherwise: A) They're playing into the "plot" of the movie; and B) they are saving the studios a FORTUNE on marketing.

Remember, in Hollywood "success" is measured in dollar $igns; and the more dollar signs that are made, the higher the chances are for a $equel ;)

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Today's Cartoon: U.S. Government Releases 9/11 Pentagon Video

I guess there's WAY more pressure being placed on the U.S. government with regards to 9/11, than the mainstream media is letting us know. I mean, why else would they suddenly release footage of the Pentagon attack, after almost 5 years?

Now, I understand that this was done in an effort to debunk "conspiracy theories" about the attack, but here's the thing; the "conspiracies" are not about whether or not the Pentagon got hit on September 11th, that's about the only thing everyone already agrees on.

Most, if not all theories surrounding the attack is based on the belief that Pentagon was not actually hit by a 757, but by something else. So, you would think that with all of the different security cameras that supposedly captured the event on video, they would release something that showed Flight 77.

I'm not a 9/11 "conspiracy theorist" mainly because I don't "want" to believe that the Bush Administration was somehow behind it. Of course, this doesn't mean that it's not possible; it's just that the concept of "false flags" is a particularly terrifying one because everything and everyone that is associated with it suddenly gets cast into doubt and you have absolutely no idea who (or what) you can trust.

So, if the U.S. government seriously wants to debunk conspiracy theories about 9/11 and is now actually starting to make an effort to do so, then what they should do is take a film like "9/11: Loose Change" and refute it, point by point. If the skeptics are wrong and the "truth" is indeed on the government's side, then they really should have no problem in doing so. Right?

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Today's Cartoon: President Bush Deploys 6000 National Guard Troops to Mexican Border

Listening to President Bush's speech the other night, I got mixed messages.

It appears that he wants to secure his border with Mexico and deter illegal immigrants from sneaking into the United States, by deploying around 6000 National Guard troops to patrol the border. However, it appears that he ALSO wants to provide amnesty to those who have already snuck into the country.

So basically, the impression that this leaves me with is that the United States will do everything in its power to keep illegal immigrants out... until they finally sneak in. And by providing amnesty to those who are able to sneak in, there will now be even more people who are willing to risk their lives to do just that.

The situation at the US/Mexico border has been set up almost like a game show, where the illegal immigrants are the "contestants" and the border patrol (including the National Guard) are the "obstacles". The rules are quite simple; the contestants navigate their way through an elaborate obstacle course, while also being pursued. If they can survive the course and not get "eliminated" they win.

The prize? Amnesty and $2 an hour picking strawberries.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Today's Cartoon: United States Bans Weapon Sales To Venezuela

Hugo Chavez is like an itch that the Bush Administration would LOVE to scratch, but can't because they know that whole world is staring at them. Chavez knows this too and takes great pride in irritating his arch-nemesis, "Mister Danger".

By imposing weapon sanctions on Venezuela, the United States now runs the risk of receiving sanctions themselves; but chances are Chavez will do no such thing. He knows that by reducing or cutting off the oil supply to America, the only ones who would actually be affected by it would be the American people; and it is the American people (rather than the government) that he is trying to win the support of.

Venezuela doesn't seem to need those weapons anyway. In the "war" of public opinion, Chavez continues to win victories over the Bush administration, simply by giving away cheap oil and saying all the things that the American people (and much of the world) like to hear right now. Seriously, who needs bombs when you have oil and an unpopular government to play off of?

Monday, May 15, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Internet Reports Karl Rove Indictment

A line has been drawn in the "cyber-sand" between "internet" and the "mainstream media". At issue is the credibility of a report that former Deputy White House Chief of Staff, Karl Rove HAS ALREADY been indicted on charges of perjury and lying to investigators in connection to the ongoing Valerie Plame/CIA Leak investigation.

While the internet/blogosphere has been obsessed with this story since it broke (online) on Saturday; for it's part, the mainstream media has decided to remain silence on the matter. As a result, the MSM's refusal to discuss, investigate, verify or dismiss this "breaking news" story automatically places it in the realm of "conspiracy theory", regardless of any actual credibility. However, unlike other "conspiracy theories" which lack the "official" status and credibility that comes from being covered by the mainstream media; this story WILL have a definite resolution to it. Over the course of the next 24 "business" hours the world will find out whether or not Karl Rove has actually been indicted.

Now, it would be foolish to stake the reputation of the entire "internet" on this one example, but if this story proves to be "true", then this not only brings into question the effectiveness of the mainstream media to cover "breaking news" but also its ability to determine what's "news" to begin with. On the other hand; if this story proves to be "false", then it's only Jason Leopold's credibility that comes into question.

Really, with those kind of odds working against them, what does the mainstream media have to lose by covering this story?

Friday, May 12, 2006

Today's Cartoon: NSA Collects Phone Records of Millions of Americans

"Phone Tap"? By the sound of things "Phone Faucet" might be a more accurate term to use (and a "leaky" faucet at that). Keeping the phone records of "tens of millions of Americans" sounds less like a hunt for "bad guys" and more like a telemarketer's (or recruiter's) nocturnal emission.

President Bush has insisted that his domestic surveillance program is only intended to be used to track down "systematic intimidators"; and would not impose upon the personal lives of "innocent" Americans. But how does he know who's innocent and who's not? That's easy; he just uses his domestic surveillance program to spy on them :)

There are those in the U.S. who like to say that they don't mind domestic wiretapping because they have "nothing to hide"... and those people are called "exhibitionists". Believe me, the only reason that they say that is to trick you into looking ;)

Of course, the only people who have to worry about this are the "evil doers; you know, the people who visit to liberal web sites, leave angry messages on liberal message boards, Charlie Sheen and basically anyone who has ever mentioned George W. Bush on the telephone, which at last count was around "tens of millions of Americans".

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Britney Spears Announces Second Pregnancy

Celebrity baby news is my favourite kind of "news" because of the way the media goes overboard in its coverage of such a non-event. You'd think that each one was the second coming of Christ.

Just by being born we have already accomplished the greatest athletic feat of our lives. We won a million sperm marathon to reach our mother's egg; and then we had to pound our way into it with only our heads. As a result, the winner (us) gets born while the losers (potential us') dry up and disappear forever.

So, why is Britney Spears' new baby such important "news"? Well for starters, this kid won a marathon against the sperm of an extremely potent father (I mean, this is the guy's FOURTH child already). But also, this kid just won the biological "Tour de France" by ending up in Britney Spears instead of some guest on the "Jerry Springer Show".

Which may actually still be possible, now that I think about it :)

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Today's Cartoon: The United States Grants Aid to Palestinians

If the United States really wanted to help the Palestinians, wouldn't they have already figured out a way to give aid to the people through some sort of intermediary (something similar to what the EU and the UN have just now arranged)?

"Terrorism" is defined as "systematic intimidation as a method of governing or securing political or other ends." Now, obviously the world shouldn't support governments that practice or sponsor terrorism; but if that was REALLY the case then every country would be as isolated as North Korea.

The way I see it, the world is like a wolf pack full of alpha males, each one trying to assert it's dominance over the others... through "systematic intimidation". The problem with Hamas is that in the past, they have been incredibly sloppy in their tactics. Through their overt attempts at "systematic intimidation", the only thing that Hamas has been able to accomplish is justify the retaliation against them. That being said, any form of "systematic intimidation" (whether it's bombings, kidnappings, economic sanctions or embargoes) is basically just an invitation for retaliation, through (you guessed it) more "systematic intimidation".

The methods may be different, but the outcome will always remain the same.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Today's Cartoon: President of Iran Sends Letter to White House / David Blaine

Watching last night as David Blaine attempted and failed to break the record for holding his breath underwater; it reminded me just how important the element of "distraction" is to a successful "magic" act.

I think the reason why David Blaine failed, was because he seriously believed that he was capable of completing the trick without the assistance of any scantily clad women or laser light show to distract the audience. This would have given him the opportunity to secretly receive enough oxygen needed to complete the act (and send the audience home happy). In short, David Blaine failed because he actually believed in his own "magic".

Had this been David Copperfield, there is no doubt that the act would have been successful because he knows EXACTLY who he is and what he does. He's not a "magician" or a stunt-man; he's an "Illusionist" (the same as David Blaine) and a very good one at that. His job is not to perform magic, but to trick his audience into thinking that he does.

An illusionist believing in his own magic is like a politician believing in his own propaganda. Both will inevitably lead to disaster.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Today's Cartoon: The Sudden Resignation of C.I.A. Director Porter Goss

The "Watergate Hotel" is for Republicans, what the "Overlook Hotel" was for Jack Torrance in "The Shinning". For some mysterious reason, the place just makes them do very bad things.

Playing poker with "professional escorts" is a sure way to not only loose your shirt (and pants), but your career as well. I guess this brings new meaning to the term "Undercover C.I.A. Operative" ;)

For the Director of the C.I.A. to be even be connected to such a scandal, (if not directly linked) speaks volumes about the ongoing series "intelligence" failures that continue to plague America's premier spy agency.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Today's Cartoon: 63 Year Old Woman Becomes Britain's Oldest Mother

You are aware that pretty soon ALL children are going to be born via Invetro Fertilization.

The way the world is becoming through increasing "outsourcing" and "downsizing", people simply won't have the time to raise children while they're young because they will be too busy working four or five part-time jobs just to be able to afford starting a family. So, by the time a couple is actually ready to have kids, 63 years old isn't going to seem all that uncommon anymore.

It used to be that a couple would want to have lots of children in order to help them out on the farm. Now it seems that older couples want to have (more) children because they realize that they haven't saved up enough for their retirement and are hoping that the extra income will help them out when they need it, in around 20 years.

Of course 20 years isn't that much time, so if older parents really want their new children to "pay off" then they should teach them to play $ports instead of sending them to school. Education is an investment in "their" future, while football in an investment in YOURS. That way you can celebrate you child's multi-million dollar contract and endorsement deal just in time for them to start paying your exorbitant nursing home and hospital bills :)

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Zacarias Moussaoui Sentenced to Life in Prison

I don't know how Moussaoui thinks that he "won" against America. Life in an American prison isn't exactly "paradise" for high profile inmates (remember Jefferey Dahmer?); and somehow I don't think his 72 virgins are going to show up for conjugal visits.

Moussaoui is now the permanent "guest" of the country that tried to have him executed; though, I'm sure the government won't hold any grudges ;) Remember, Abu Ghraib was an example of how they treated "suspected terrorists", in other countries. Zacarias Moussaoui is now a CONVICTED "terrorist", with a direct association to the 9/11 attacks, serving his sentence INSIDE the United States of America. I think dropping the soap in the shower is going to be the least of this guy's worries.

We all know how much George W. Bush likes to use nicknames; so when he said that the verdict represented "the end of this case but not an end to the fight against terror." I think it becomes fairly easy to figure out what name he has chosen for his new "pet".

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Bolivia "Nationalizes" Gas Industry

So, who exactly benefits from "globalization" again? Well, according to the President of Bolivia it certainly isn't his country. It seems that he has come to the conclusion that the big oil companies are all a bunch of crooks and has launched a "hostile takeover" of the nation's oil and gas industry.

It's kinda hard to feel bad for the oil companies, especially when they decide to take out their frustration on the rest of us by raising gas prices... again. Gee, thanks Bolivia! Thanks for given them the excuse they needed. I hope you're happy.

Man, if I knew where you were on a map I'd come over there to give you a piece of my mind. Then again, I couldn't afford the gas for the trip anyway... You win this time, Bolivia ;)

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Today's Cartoon: "Day Without Immigrants" Protest Held In United States

So many causes, so little time. So many protests, so few cameras (or at least news organizations willing to use them). It seems like in the United States, there are more mass protest and rallies taking place (for various causes), then ever before.

Whether it's about the War in Iraq, the situation in Darfur or the "Illegal Worker/Economic Refugee" debate; Americans are taking to the streets and the mainstream media is having a really hard time keeping up.

For the most part, it appears that the press has decided to focus mainly on the immigration issue, while underreporting or completely ignoring the others. Perhaps this decision has something to do with the manner of the "Immigrant protest" (the organization, the turn-out and the enthusiasm of the participants) that simply out-performs the competition. Like a curious child, the media is attracted to "shiny things" and there is nothing shinier than a street full of half a million, smiling Mexican workers :)

So, if the media is not willing to cover your event, then why not just bring your event to the media, by hiring one of these "illegal workers/economic refugees" to carry your banner for you? These protesters have already proven how effective they are at staging huge rallies and attracting the media, so why not just leave it up to them to relay your message to the world... as "professional protesters" for hire!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Stephen Colbert Roasts President Bush At Correspondents Dinner

I like Stephen Colbert. I admire his courage and willingness to stand up and tell it as it is; no matter "where" he is or "who" he's with. He's not afraid to throw down the "truth", like a pair of hockey gloves on the ice rink of some "hippie-homo-commie" nation ;)

He's the kind of "straight shooter" that I'm sure Dick Cheney would LOVE to go quail hunting with :)

As one of his many anointed "heroes", I (like you) "get it". We understand that there are those out there who wish to control our lives and make us think in accordance to their sinister agendas; and it is up to Stephen Colbert to tell us EXACTLY who they are and how much we're supposed to hate them.

His distrust of "facts", his contempt of "books" and his uncanny ability to simplify even the most complex issues into bite size morsels of "Liberal lashing" outrage have already earned him the title of being America's favourite "Truth Monger"; but, after his speech at this year's White House Correspondents Dinner, you can now add the rest of the world to that growing list of admirers.

Fans of Colbert have long since known that when the man "loves", he loves hard (heterosexually speaking); and in his speech, he showed a lot of love for George W. Bush. He also showed a lot of courage by delivering that speech in front of the who's who of the Mainstream "Liberal" Media Establishment, as they sneered and chuckled away at him.

And when it was all said and done, there was absolutely no mention of Colbert or his "love letter" to the administration in the American media, because to do so would be admitting that despite the poor approval rating there are still "patriots" out there that will stick by this administration, no matter what. Patriots that they do not want you to know about.

Of course, liberal media outlets (such as CNN and FOX news) were all too willing to show the President of United States make a fool of himself by delivering a speech while standing next to what appeared to be a Mexican immigrant, surgically altered to look like him. But that's okay, because despite their efforts, the "heroes" still "get it".

So, in keeping in the tradition of another great victory... "Mission Accomplished", Mr. Colbert ;)

(BTW, you can watch the video of his speech here, here and here)