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Kim Jong-Un Readies Hot Dog Launchers

Posted in International News, War

More Trouble For Arizona: Apaches On War Path, Burning Homes, Attacking Station Wagons

PHOENIX – As if Governor Jan Brewer didn’t have enough on her mind these days, the Apache Indians, who last took up arms against the United States over one hundred and twenty years ago, left their reservation last night with the

Posted in Extras, History, U.S. News, War

Pentagon Deploys Salvation Army For Afghan Surge

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Defense Department announced that the troops being sent to Afghanistan as part of President Obama’s surge are from the Salvation Army. “All the other military units have been depleted by the war in Iraq, so the Salvation Army is

Posted in War

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Signs Exclusive Contract With Fruit Of The Loom

NEW YORK – Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, has signed an exclusive contract with Fruit of The Loom, Inc. that requires him to wear only Fruit of The Loom undershirts for the duration of his pending trial

Posted in Business, U.S. News, War

Obama to Raise Army’s Morale With Talent Show

WASHINGTON – President Obama announced a plan to stem plummeting morale among U.S. troops in Afghanistan: a good old fashioned talent show. “It’s about time we put a big smile on the face of every soldier serving in Afghanistan by staging the biggest doggone

Posted in War

Obama Cracks Down on Radical Jihadists in the Military

“I am announcing a policy of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ for all radical jihadists serving openly in the U.S. military.”

Posted in U.S. News, War

US Invades Fox News

NEW YORK – President Obama deployed 40,000 troops to Fox News’ Rockefeller Center headquarters last night in a stunning surprise attack that quickly wrested control of the conservative cable television news channel from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation and placed it in the hands of the Obama White

Posted in War

Heroism of Soldier Who Donned Pink Underwear in Afghanistan Battle Prompts Obama to Soften Military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy

New policy: “It’s OK to be gay, just don’t be too proud of it.”

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