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Why don't they just cut off his head and tack it up there.
He's nothing but solid rock above the shoulders anyway.
                                                         --Greg--

Peter Montgomery wrote:

> Didn't Bushiebaby suggest his should be the next head
> to have its likeness impaled on the presidential
> monument at Mt. Rushless?
>
> P.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rickard A. Parker [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 2:18 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Slightly on topic (but mainly stupid)
>
> Yet another post in my "T.S. Eliot in the Wacky World Wide Web"
> (TSE-WWWW) series (previously unamed):
>
> http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:pQv1LOH-aXgC:www.moorishgirl.com/
> Posted by the by MoorishGirl Wednesday, August 14, 2002
>
>     Turkmenistan. All I knew about the place was that it was an ex-Soviet
>     Republic and that it agreed to let George W. access its borders for
>     his war on the "forces of evil." This week, though, I'm seeing the
>     country and its leader in a whole new light.
>
>     Saparmourat Niyazov , an ex-communist who was elected president after
>     the fall of the USSR, was declared "President for Life" in 1999 by the
>     "People's Council." Niyazov was so happy with his new gig that he went
>     on a restructuring spree. To wit: He would henceforth be know as
>     Turkmenbashi (meaning, Head of All Turkmen) or Turkmenbashi the
>     Great. He decided that TV screens in his country would carry a golden
>     silhouette of the leader at all times. He names cities, stadiums, and
>     streets after himself. Next, he decreed that the months of the year
>     would be renamed. January would be named after him: Turkmenbashi.
>     Other months would be named after his political oeuvre, Turkmen poets,
>     or national leaders. In a tell-tale sign, though, he decided that
>     April would be named "Mother" in deference to his own mother, who died
>     when he was young. T.S. Eliot said April is the cruelest month, and
>     seeing how Niyazov turned out, maybe he was right. Finally, he decided
>     to rename the stages of life. Adolescence lasts until the age of 25,
>     and old age doesn't kick in until age 85. Since I find that I am now
>     in my "youth" period, I think I like his definitions better. Can you
>     imagine conversations in Turkmenistan these days?
>
>     "Excuse me. Can you tell me the way to Turkmenbashi?"
>     "Why, just take Turkmenbashi down to Turkmenbashi!"
>
>     Or:
>     "Your little Turkmenbashi grows taller every day."
>     "Yes, he will turn 5 next Turkmenbashi."
>
>     Or:
>     "Do you Turkmenbashi?"
>     "Course I do, every day!"
>
>     I wonder what changes I would implement if I were a potentate...

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