So, Osama walks into this bar… by Greg Palast (2006)

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
from Armed Madhouse: just so we don’t forget…
May  2, 2011

So, Osama walks into this bar, see? And Bush says, “Whad’l’ya have, pardner?” and Osama says…

…But wait a minute. I’d better shut my mouth. The sign here in the airport says, “Security is no joking matter.” But if security’s no joking matter, why does this guy dressed in a high-school marching band outfit tell me to take off my shoes? All I can say is, Thank God the “shoe bomber” didn’t carry Semtex in his underpants.

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Support Our Troops ‘Cause They Fight to Keep Us Free! By Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
April 13, 2011

Support our troops ‘cause they fight to keep us free!
They’re sent throughout the world, in air, on land, and sea,
To bomb and strafe and kill, restoring liberty!
So support our troops ‘cause they fight to keep us free!

Told to kill al-Qaeda, they bombed Afghani hills,
And leveled Afghan villages to kill the Taliban.
They followed orders to the hilt in Fallujah and Mosul,
And leveled buildings left and right to get Saddam.

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I believe I Saw Muammar Gaddafi On My Way To the Colosseum by Gaither Stewart

by Gaither Stewart
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
4 April, 2011

Roman Forum

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The sting of satire can often underscore certain truths that straight prose rarely manages to touch.

(Roma) A cold wind was blowing down Mussolini’s showpiece avenue. The Via dei Fori Imperiali is the site of victory parades. The victory over the duplicitous Ethiopians. The victory over the ambitious Libyans of East and West. The victory over the ferocious Albanians. It was about 3 p.m. Rain was in the air. The Roman Forum alongside the great avenue was relatively empty this last day of March. As each time I pass I stopped to observe the tourists looking at the ancient Roman ruins of numerous basilicas and arches and statues extending from the Campidoglio to the Colosseum.

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Beltway Buzz: The Upcoming Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Prozac by Sibel Edmonds (satire)

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
February 23, 2011

A Caucus to Combat Terrorism, Domestic Violence, Divorce & Job Dissatisfaction via ‘Happiness Pill’

According to our inside sources a new Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Prozac will be launched before the end of the 112th Congress. The primary purpose of the Prozac Caucus will be to raise awareness and advocate for this ‘miracle drug’ aka ‘happiness pill,’ on the grounds of combating homegrown terrorism and domestic violence, lowering the national divorce rate, and increasing the level of general job satisfaction among the restless American workforce. “Increasing the level of general satisfaction and happiness, while decreasing the effects of violence and despair inducing factors such as anxiety and depression, are the major keys to achieving long term national security, family unity, and work force stability. With Prozac we believe we can achieve all that and more,” said a congressional aide who wished to remain anonymous. Continue reading

On Patriots, Scoundrels and Spectators by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
November 28, 2010

We need to define what words actually mean before we should use them in serious discourse. Websters dictionary gives us the following:

Patriot- one who loves, supports and defends his country

Scoundrel- a villain

Villain- one who is wicked or evil

Wicked- harmful or pernicious

Evil- something that causes misfortune, suffering or difficulty

Spectator- one who attends and views an event; an observer

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DHS-TSA Terror Watch List Includes Dead & Long-Dead US Citizens by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
23 November, 2010

Benjamin Franklin

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Resilient Founding Fathers with Propensity for Resistance among One Million+ Terror Watch List Suspects!

In May 2009 the Inspector General of the Justice Department found that 35% of the nominations to the Department of Homeland Security’s Terror Watch Lists were outdated, many people were not removed in a timely manner, and tens of thousands of names were placed on the list without predicate. A September 2009 report by the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security found that the process for clearing innocent travelers from the list is a complete mess. Although significant, both reports failed to mention their findings on the number of names of already-dead US citizens who seem to be stuck there permanently. Even more significantly, it’s been reported that the TSA Terror Watch List includes the names of Long-Dead but well-known and well-respected US citizens, including several members of a group collectively known as the Founding Fathers of the United States. So far, based on our former and current TSA sources, we have been able to confirm the inclusion of two such long-dead persons on at least one DHS-TSA joint Terror Watch List: Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.

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My Friend Barack by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Nov. 22, 2010

After nearly two years out, I can imagine George W. Bush writing his successor the following letter:

Dear President Obama:

As you know I’ve been peddling my book Decision Points and while doing interviews, people ask me what I think of the job you’re doing. My answer is the same: He deserves to make decisions without criticism from me. It’s a tough enough job as it is.

But their inquiries did prompt me to write you to privately express my continual admiration for the job you are doing. Amazing! I say “privately” because making my sentiments public would not do either of us any good, if you know what I mean.

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Obama’s New Healthcare Plan to Bridge TSA, Department of Health & Human Services, and the Tourism Industry by Sibel Edmonds + Action Alert

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
16 November, 2010

Taking Medical Tourism One Step Further

The Obama administration is getting ready to unveil a new innovative healthcare initiative geared to bridge TSA, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Tourism Industry to provide airline travelers with several major physical examinations at No Cost. Based on the proposed plan US travelers will be offered thorough colon, prostate and breast exams, and will be given health certificates as part of their routine and mandatory TSA security checks at airports.

The White House has already begun its unofficial rounds to garner support from key congressional offices. According to several congressional sources the administration has coined the initiative ‘Triple Win’, a new policy based on the following premises:

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Obama’s 2012 Platform: “They Made Me Do It!” by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
29 October, 2010

The Obama Campaign team has finalized its core message and marketing platform for the 2012 presidential elections. After several months of intense debate and ‘market research,’ the Obama Presidency ‘marketing executives’ have put together yet another simple and short ‘market catch phrase’ which may be proved brilliant, depending upon the degree of IQ decline and level of backbone reduction among its Democratic Base. And, no; the catch phrase is not ‘change.’ The new marketing makeover will be centered on the ‘They made me do it!’ message.

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Angry Leftists ‘Man Up’ Against Scapegoating – Defying “When in doubt, bash progressives” by Robert S. Becker

by Robert S. Becker
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Dandelion Salad
rbecker@cal.net
October 25, 2010

Berkeley, CA: “Is this open season on leftists for having opinions, especially when correct?” fires off a new progressive group: “We’re this season’s real piñata, smeared by Tea Party red-baiting, ridiculed by the president for thinking world peace should start or the Pentagon end, and lately chided as Republican shills by fellow liberals online.  That makes us the magnet this year for cheap shots, ‘When in doubt, concoct, then bash progressives.’”

Calling herself a “mama polar bear,” because “it’s bigger than a grizzly” Angelica Sharpee heads the newly-formed Progressive Alliance to Restore America By Holding Obama’s Feet to the Fire. Her press statement disputes the White House party line that progressives are somehow responsible for the enthusiasm gap, the presidential gap, the Democratic Party gap, and the mid-term election bloodbath gap that hasn’t even occurred.

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Daniel Ellsberg on WikiLeaks, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan + Deja Vu all over again by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
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Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
August 22, 2010

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ells...

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(SOAPBOX #69) – Cindy sez: “Greetings! This Sunday, (August 22nd) at 2 pm PST, I hope you tune into Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox to hear my fascinating and informative interview with legendary whistle blower and activist, Daniel Ellsberg.  Daniel and I will be chatting about; the Wikileaks controversy, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan–an info packed show, for sure.  With millions of bits of disinformation and propaganda flying around our airwaves this past week, Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox continues to be a light shining through the lies.  Please use the link above to listen to today’s discussions.

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BP: Fishies and Birdies Can Live in Oil Just as Well as Water by Sean Fenley (satire)

by Sean Fenley
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
The Anything and Everything
Aug 2, 2010

The BP oil corporation announced today that according to their scientists, engineers, and researchers — who apparently are smoking whatever their erstwhile “fearless” leader Hayward was imbibing — that fishies and birdies, and, indeed, all of God’s creepy, crawly sea creations can make do and subsist quite nicely soaking, bathing, and going about their daily, day-to-day routines and activities in water thoroughly contaminated with oil. Though oil has been known exclusively, before the present, to be at least as harmful to wildlife as the toxic dispersant Corexit, which BP sprayed willy-nilly all throughout the sensitive region of the Gulf; BP told the media at a press conference/media event that they held earlier this morning, that their research was showing them some rather altogether different results. They said they had come to this, previously never before considered, and extraordinarily nebulous conclusion, by observing sea creatures in a simulated oceanic environment at their research facilities in the U.K.

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The illness that twists and perverts the psyches of billions of people… by Jason Miller

by Jason Miller
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Dandelion Salad
Thomas Paine’s Corner
May 21, 2010

At long last, the mental health community has identified, analyzed, and classified the illness that twists and perverts the psyches of billions of people, resulting in intense suffering and death for over 70 billion nonhuman animals each year. Look for it in the DSM-V, which is expected to be released in 2013.

And thankfully, there is a cure. It’s called veganism.

Anti-Animal Personality Disorder

Diagnostic Features:

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George W. Bush Bankrupts His Home in Dallas by Sean Fenley (Satire)

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by Sean Fenley
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
The Anything and Everything
May 12, 2010

Reports are cascading in today, via the newswires, that George W. Bush has reputedly continued unabated in his perpetual free fall upward. A multitude of news outlets have apparently reported that Bush’s wife Laura, told a local news publication, that he had now bankrupted their palatial estate. Fresh off bankrupting the most powerful nation on the planet, George W. Bush has plummeted and plundered the resources of his eminently cosy Northern Texas home. What can one say, except that the man is less than a virtuoso with general competency, and in particular budgetary acumen and sophistication!

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Devil’s Master Plan Triumphant: Disorder, Delusion, Distrust and Paranoia Abound

Passed on by Robert S. Becker
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
rbecker@cal.net
May 3, 2010

Note: Who knew “d-mail” existed (“d” for demonic?), let alone actual demons wreaking havoc upon our species (like we need help).  Surfacing by chance in my e-mail, one Uncle Screwtape, with nothing less than gleeful abandon, discloses how Devilish chicanery favoring chaos and against authority is coming to fruition.  Apparently, there’s no point just blaming liberal elitists or Tea Party sputtering, not Goldman Sachs, manipulation by rightwing billionaires, not even residual Bush-Cheney machinations. There are foreigners among us without birth certificates.

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