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Posted in politics,travel by thehaikudetat on 06/30/2008

afghan-fort.jpg

Khyber pass, back when it was just a few farmers transporting their poppies

 

Bandits criss-cross the

Khyber, GIs sit and watch.

Superpower stunned.

 

 

Read: Hunt for Al-Qaeda Ineffective

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Supremes to DC: Handguns for everyone!

Posted in borrowed,home,pcg,politics by thehaikudetat on 06/26/2008

 

 

 

Justice Scalia,
Can you help? I can’t decide:
Glock or Beretta?

 

 

(courtesy of patrick cyrus gilman)

Spam – now environmentally friendly!

Posted in politics by thehaikudetat on 06/25/2008

dead fish in china wishing bush would just read his email

 

Climate change and cash

From a Nigerian. All

Spam to the White House!

 

Dirty tricks to halt

The Clean Air Act. Anything

Goes at the White House!

 

Read: White House Refused to Open Pollutants E-mail

America’s next top bottle (blond)

Posted in entertainment by thehaikudetat on 06/24/2008

Tyra Banks in Georges Chakra, 2008 Daytime Emmy Awards, Emmys, Fashion

tyra and her little friend

 

Tyra, your choices

Amaze. That Emmy win? Fierce,

But not for best hair.

 

 

Read: 2008 Daytime Emmy Awards

A to Zimbabwe

Posted in dynasties,travel by thehaikudetat on 06/23/2008

 

Voters hopes ignored.

Democracy in tatters,

Mugabe – till when?

Read: Security Council Urges Zimbabwe to Stop Violence

Kung pow!

Posted in chinese food,deliciousness,olympics,travel by thehaikudetat on 06/19/2008

mmmm

 

Ox tripe in chilis.

No matter how you say it,

It is still ox tripe.

 

Bean curd made by a

pocked marked woman. Dee-lish! I

will order double.

 

Read: Kung pao chicken made official for Olympics

Another 18!

Posted in attractive men,entertainment,tiger by thehaikudetat on 06/15/2008

 

elin and bizarro-elin. don’t ask me which is which.

 

Tiger Woods, forces

another playoff. Eagles

and birdies sing praise.

 

One more day of golf!

Joy for Woods, advertisers,

and my father, too.

 

 

Read: Woods Forces a Playoff with a Dramatic Birdie on 18

A great loss

Posted in attractive men,elections,farewells,politics by thehaikudetat on 06/13/2008

 

A mourning cry from

all who watched on Sunday morn.

Goodbye, our old friend.

 

The elections won’t

be the same without you and

your red, blue, whiteboard.

 

 

Read: Tragic Loss for Journalism

Musings on rice

Posted in borrowed,chinese food,deliciousness by thehaikudetat on 06/13/2008

One whole paddy field

Was planted ere I moved on

From that willow tree!

 

(courtesy of Basho, 17th century Japanese poet)

There is no stopping in the red zone

Posted in travel by thehaikudetat on 06/12/2008

 

very expensive luggage (saddleback leather company)

 

Fuel costs rising, and

passengers getting fatter.

Failing airlines fret.

 

Fifteen dollars a

bag. Soon we will be paying

charges per kidney.

 

 

Read: United Joins American in Charging $15 for First Checked Bag

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