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Late Late Nite FDL: “It’s a Moral Issue”

 

While the media in 2000 was covering sighs and olive suits, Al Gore was thinking about how to preserve human life on the planet. He talks more about what you can do in the video above.

No new word tonight on the urgent matter of John Edwards’ next haircut.

In other news, I finally get my due: Machu Picchu made it as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

A Peruvian in national costume held up Macchu Picchu’s award to the sky and bowed to the crowd with his hands clasped, eliciting one of the biggest cheers from the audience of 50,000 people at a soccer stadium in Portugal’s capital, Lisbon.

The New York Times editorial page begins tomorrow, succinctly, thus:

It is time for the United States to leave Iraq, without any more delay than the Pentagon needs to organize an orderly exit.

And in the ComPost, Bouffont Byron has a tantrum with Bush over his tepid Libby commutation, immigration and other disillusionments.

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Pachacutec

Pachacutec did not, as is commonly believed, die in 1471. To escape the tragic sight of his successors screwing up the Inca Empire he’d built, he fled east into the Amazon rain forest, where he began chewing lots of funky roots to get higher than Hunter Thompson ever dared. Oddly, these roots gave him not only a killer buzz, but also prolonged his life beyond what any other mortal has known, excluding Novakula. Whatever his doubts of the utility of living long enough to see old friends pop up in museums as mummies, or witness the bizarrely compelling spectacle of Katherine Harris, he’s learned a thing or two along the way. For one thing, he’s learned the importance of not letting morons run a country, having watched the Inca Empire suffer many civil wars requiring the eventual ruler to gain support from the priests and the national military. He now works during fleeting sober moments to build a vibrant progressive movement sufficiently strong and sustainable to drive a pointed stake through the heart of American “conservatism” forever. He enjoys a gay marriage, classic jazz and roots for the New York Mets.

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