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#7: Obama Touches Liberty Bell, Heals Crack

Posted in Derision 2008, Politics

Ötzi, World’s Oldest Mummy, Unthawed to Console Brother, John McCain

Otzi, the world’s oldest mummy preserved in a glacier for 5,300 years, was unthawed yesterday to cheer up his brother following McCain’s loss earlier this month to Barack Obama in the presidential election. After physicians unfroze the mummy using hair

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Palin Vows To Learn Identity of Critic Within McCain Camp

WASHINGTON – Governor Sarah Palin vowed today that she will uncover the identity of the person within the McCain camp who has leaked unflattering claims about her to the media. Carbolic Smoke Ball has obtained a copy of the latest

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Bush Shows Obama the “Dark Parts” of the White House

“I thought that’s where he’d be most comfortable,” the President said 

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Obama Visits White House, Hires New Advisor

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“I Know Africa is a Continent — Just Like Mexico”

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Racism, Segregation Not Dead Yet: Obama Forced to Ride in Back of Limo

Secret Service Agents deny any wrongdoing: “If we really were prejudiced, we’d make him drive.”

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McCain Has Revelation About America

“You really aren’t my friends, are you?

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“You Didn’t Know Africa is a Continent? No Wonder We Lost, You Dumbass!”

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Biden Calls in Special “Contractor” to Clean Up VP Mansion After Last Tenant

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106-Year-Old Ann Nixon Cooper, Singled Out in Obama’s Acceptance Speech, Speaks Out

“Yes, I voted seven times on Tuesday. That’s to make-up for all the times my people couldn’t vote.”

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Obama: “I Don’t Want to be Known as a Running President”

President-Elect promises to “stay in the pocket, go through my progressions, and wait for my Cabinet members to get open”

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Posted in Derision 2008, Pop Culture, U.S. News

Black Is So “In,” Michael Jackson Has Skin Darkened

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Obama Wins; Rise of Oceans Begins to Slow

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Bush Makes It Official: “I Will Not Seek a Third Term”

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With Election Over, Cheney Comes Out of Seclusion

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Hillary Chides Dems With Statement She’s Been Waiting Five Months To Deliver

“See? Now do you believe me? If you had selected me as the nominee, we’d be sending a Democrat to the White House tonight. Maybe next time, you’ll listen.”

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Obama Elected; Racism Eradicated

KKK, Black Panthers lay down their arms, hug in the streets

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McCain Doctor: “Good Thing Obama Won; McCain is Nuts”

PHOENIX – John McCain addressed a large crowd in Phoenix last night after it became clear he would not be the next president and said, “We have nothing to fear except creeping senility.” Noah Swayne, M.D., John McCain’s personal physician,

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Obama Victory Touches Off Riots in Grosse Pointe, Aspen, Dubuque and Branson; Bush Sends Federal Troops Into Suburbs to Calm White Rage

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