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Tub-Thumper - 1. A speaker or preacher who for emphasis thumps the pulpit; a violent or declamatory preacher or orator; a ranter. (from This blog will be a combination of reasoned posting somedays and an occasional rant.
Saturday, March 18, 2006
Following on from the entriely succesful liberation Image Hosted by of Iraq a vacancy has arisen for a third member of the 'axis of evil'. Candidates will preferably be tinpot dictators who, although evil, will not pose any serious threat to the armed forces of the US and UK. Candidates will be expected to talk big whilst acting small. Previous work as a CIA operative is desirable but not essential.

Our generous package will offer a show trial upon completion of the job, possibly followed by several years of free hospitality or alterniatively and immediate termination (of you and/or your contract).

Candidates will initially be give interest free loans to buy US and UK weapons.

Penalty clauses may be invoked if these are not being used in line with our unequal opportunities policy.

Please send a stamped and abused prisoner to

Pennsylvania Avenue
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posted by michael the tubthumper @ 5:39 pm  
  • At 3:56 am, Blogger Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker said…

    Although they don't meet all of the criteria, may I offer up some possible candidates?

    In no particular order...

    Aruba (our boys need someplace nice to invade for a change)
    Anyplace ending in "stan"

  • At 6:19 pm, Anonymous sk said…

    rex, the biggest "stan" of all is Hindustan, why not go after it instead of wasting time on small fry? FYI, "stan" is a neutral term analogous to "land":

  • At 3:23 am, Blogger GraemeAnfinson said…

    venezuela has decent weather, and they are not playing by washington's economic rules, so they are a logical choice

  • At 5:25 pm, Blogger BondBloke said…

    How about Zimbabwe - Oh, I forgot it doesn't have any oil - Oh, well back to the drawing board!

  • At 2:06 pm, Blogger rev. billy bob gisher ©2005 said…

    i nominate canada.

  • At 4:54 pm, Blogger a rose is a rose said…

    just an observation, NOT a complaint

    now that there are two of you, it seems there are far fewer postings.......

  • At 7:59 pm, Anonymous fosco said…

    Canada and build a big ass military base to protect OUR oil sands.

  • At 8:50 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Personally...gotta be Switzerland, beautiful scenery, great watches, wonderful chocolates. Now where did I put those strategic resources?

  • At 9:39 pm, Blogger Paul Tomba said…

    A rose is a rose...

    A very shrewd observation. In my case the lack of posts are due to tiredness and for Michael it's more complicated than that.

    On the possible applicants for the position in the axis of evil, must say I agree with Graeme.

    Those Venezuealans are shaping up to be evil-doers of the highest order.

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About Me: Tub-Thumper - 1. A speaker or preacher who for emphasis thumps the pulpit; a violent or declamatory preacher or orator; a ranter. This blog will be a combination of reasoned posting somedays and an occasional rant. 28 years old, I write and research for a couple of websites and also do my own stuff.
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