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Stephen Colbert on Bush’s ‘Words’

Stephen Colbert satirically lauds Bush’s attempts to make his words speak louder than his actions (i.e. nonexistent WMDs become, in Bush’s mouth, “weapons of mass destruction related program activities”).

Posted on Jun 21, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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From The Onion

A Satirical Broadside at China’s Employers

The Onion reports on an “unpaid 15-minute break during the regular 18-hour workday, to allow pregnant women to ‘expel the child from their body, adjust to being a new parent, wash their hands, and return to work.’ ”

Posted on May 29, 2006 READ MORE


Andy Borowitz: Best Medicine for Flu Is a Dose of Blame

“Once state and local governments have been successfully blamed, the White House will ensure that others, such as congressional Democrats and illegal immigrants, are blamed as well.”

Posted on May 5, 2006 READ MORE


First Daughters
From the Washington Post

Bush Housecleaning Begins at Home

In a moment of satire, the Washington Post surfaces a letter that Bush wrote to his daughters explaining why he’s decided to replace them with Chelsea Clinton.

Posted on Apr 19, 2006 READ MORE


Andy Borowitz: U.S. to Send One Troop to Iran

The political satirist reports on Rumsfeld’s plan to punish the government of Iran for its nuclear ambitions by sending the one troop to Tehran.

Posted on Apr 14, 2006 READ MORE


The Meatrix II

Jack In to ‘The Meatrix II’

The creators behind the critically acclaimed Matrix satire, “The Meatrix,” have produced an equally engaging sequel, which continues to shine a harsh light on the conditions endured by animals on industrial farms. Watch it.

Posted on Apr 14, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


FEMA’s Got a Handle on Bird Flu ... if There’s a Stiff Breeze

Satirist Andy Borowitz reports that our emergency preparedness experts have the bird flu situation under control. Mostly, they’re counting on a natural disaster to wipe out the bird population.

Posted on Apr 8, 2006 READ MORE


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Posted on Apr 6, 2006 ENLARGE


Stewart Serves up Steaming Satire on Immigration

When Sen. Bill Frist calls it “workable” to deport 11 million illegal immigrants, Stewart replies, “It’s absolutely workable! Just think about Elian Gonzalez. How easy that was!” (video)

Posted on Apr 3, 2006 READ MORE


In Shake-up, Bush Fires Pastry Chef

The celebrated satirist quotes Bush as saying that his kitchen staffer was “slow to act” in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: “Basically, he was just in the kitchen baking the whole time.”

Posted on Mar 31, 2006 READ MORE


Bush Outsources Town Hall Meetings to India

The political satirist quotes the president as saying the move “is designed to free up my time for other duties, such as wiretapping the American people at random.”

Posted on Mar 27, 2006 READ MORE


Anatomy Lesson

Posted on Mar 13, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


The Anatomy Lesson









Posted on Mar 13, 2006 ENLARGE    


Quote of the Day

Question: Why does Bush always sound like he’s talking to 5-year-olds?
Answer: “That’s the way these issues were explained to him.”—Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter

Posted on Mar 12, 2006 READ MORE


Bush Considering Exit Strategy for War on Obesity

According to the strategy being mulled, President Bush would simply declare victory over obesity and announce a plan to withdraw most low-carb products from supermarket shelves by the end of 2006. (satire)

Posted on Mar 4, 2006 READ MORE


Bush Considering Exit Strategy for War on Obesity

According to the strategy being mulled, President Bush would simply declare victory over obesity and announce a plan to withdraw most low-carb products from supermarket shelves by the end of 2006. (satire)

Posted on Mar 3, 2006 READ MORE


Armed Cheney to Guard Ports

Attempting to defuse the controversy over the decision to place the operation of several key American ports in the hands of a company based in Dubai, Vice President Dick Cheney said today that he would personally patrol those ports with a 28-gauge shotgun.

Posted on Feb 24, 2006 READ MORE


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From pastryweb.com

Denmark, Iran Near War Over Pastry Naming Rights

Riots sweep the streets of Denmark after Iranians rename Danish pastries “roses of the Prophet Muhammad.” (satire)

Posted on Feb 17, 2006 READ MORE


Halliburton Wins Contract to Reconstruct Cheney’s Reputation

The $42-billion contract represents the first time that the company has been employed to put its reconstruction expertise to work on one embattled human being. (satire)

Posted on Feb 17, 2006 READ MORE


An Olympic Athlete With No Tragic History? That Won’t Do!

A member of the U.S. Olympic ski team was disqualified from competition today when it was learned that he did not have a sufficiently compelling human storyline to exploit on the NBC telecast of the worldwide sporting event. (satire)

Posted on Feb 11, 2006 READ MORE


Groundhog Day at the White House

Cheney’s Brief Appearance, Return to Secure Location May Mean Six More Weeks of Winter

Posted on Feb 4, 2006 READ MORE


Bush with Cheney
White House photo by David Bohrer

Cheney Denies Knowing Bush

Jack Abramoff? Sorry, never knew the guy…. Oh yeah, and while we’re on the topic of bad guys, I don’t know that Bush character either. Photos? What photos?

Posted on Jan 27, 2006 READ MORE


state of the union satire

‘State of the Union’ Satire Burns Up Internet

A hilarious, pitch-perfect satire of the upcoming State of the Union address draws 26,000 viewers in just over 12 hours. | video

Posted on Jan 27, 2006 READ MORE


Army Corps of Engineers Calls Chocolate City Unfeasible

“The last thing you want is a city that a bunch of hungry drunks are going to eat.”

Posted on Jan 24, 2006 READ MORE


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