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Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks That Defeat The Evil Empire

This week’s installment will be easy, since all it has to do is explain how Ronald Reagan ended the Cold War by scaring the Godless Rooshians with a laser gun. And lots of deficit spending on the military, but we don’t need to talk about that. But Reagan didn’t do it alone — he had help from the moral rot of communism itself, which left the USSR unable to keep up with Reagan’s youthful vitality and manly bonerism (OK, on that, we’re extrapolating from what’s implied in our Christian textbooks). Read more on Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks That Defeat The Evil Empire…
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Televangelist Explains How His Jebus Books Brought Down The Berlin Wall

You may have thought that the Berlin Wall was brought down by the economic and political bankruptcy of the East German government in 1989, or maybe because of the impromptu actions of enthusiastic Berliners who just kind of spontaneously went all nutty and freedomy and sledge-hammery, or perhaps even as a result of delayed echoes from a 1987 sonic attack by Ronald Reagan, but last week we learned that all of these hypotheses were incorrect! What really did it, according to televangelist Kenneth Copeland, was a handful of East German fundamentalists who were “talking to [the Wall] in the name of Jesus,” and telling it to fall down for years and years, and “just suddenly one day, thpppppppt, down it went.” Read more on Televangelist Explains How His Jebus Books Brought Down The Berlin Wall…
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Joe Miller Thinks the Stasi Had Some Good Ideas!

The phrase “will to power” gets thrown around a lot (by nerds, making nerd talk with each other), but it is probably indicative of something when a person seeking political office seems to have a big hard-on for arresting and imprisoning people. Like, remember when Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller had his security goons arrest some blogger, despite not strictly speaking having the “legal authority” to do so? Well, perhaps this shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, since immediately before this incident Miller was at a Town Hall meeting, extolling the virtues of the people who built the Berlin Wall. Read more on Joe Miller Thinks the Stasi Had Some Good Ideas!…
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Nicolas Sarkozy Might Have Sadly Photoshopped His Facebook Photo!

Here is your annual bit of foreign news from the foreign country of France! France’s “President”—think: the equivalent of America’s “minority whip”—Nicolas Sarkozy posted a Facebook photo on his French Facebook in which he is shown personally destroying the Berlin Wall with a Nicolas Sarkozy-sized ax. Except according to historical evidence dating back to November 9th, 1989 A.D., Sarkozy was actually in Paris at the time. According to European-style geography, it would have been impossible for Sarkozy to be both in Paris and also knocking down the Berlin Wall, located in Berlin. Read more on Nicolas Sarkozy Might Have Sadly Photoshopped His Facebook Photo!…
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Don’t Think These Two Random Guys Won’t Suggest Putting The Berlin Wall Back Up

Two completely random European journalists are requesting credit for the fall of the Berlin Wall. See, they were the ones who asked tuff questions about it! No one had even THOUGHT about knocking it down—that is, before the quality of their journalism alluded to it. [WSJ] Read more on Don’t Think These Two Random Guys Won’t Suggest Putting The Berlin Wall Back Up…
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Ugh, Weird: Germans Are Building A New Berlin Wall Out Of Styrofoam And Then Knocking It Down

Obama, to prove he does not hate New Orleans and has zero plans to willfully destroy it—as per the tradition of his predecessor—will visit this afternoon. [Los Angeles Times] Over 30 people were killed in a series of coordinated terrorist goings-on in Islamabad. [New York Times] Read more on Ugh, Weird: Germans Are Building A New Berlin Wall Out Of Styrofoam And Then Knocking It Down…