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Zen and the Art of Hoaxes

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(El Paso, TX) America is the home of the "Inconsistency for fun and profit" school of business philosophy. Here's a good example: Richard Heene says he didn't know that his kid wasn't in the balloon and a large part of the USA reacts by crying: "Fraud!" George W. Bush claims he didn't know that the WMD's in Iran were a figment of his own imagination and all Republicans respond with this nonchalant reaction: "well, that's good enough to start a war (even though it contradicts the American philosophy as stated at the Nuremburg War Crimes Trials) and let's let it go at that." Who, other than the Who, cares about getting fooled again?

Isn't inconsistency the basis for driving people nuts (as well as the hobgoblin of small minds?)? When Pavlov's bell rings and the dog doesn't get the expected treat isn't that a good way to make the dog begin to manifest schizophrenic behavior?

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Don't Texans, and especially the 43rd President, know that a different term for hoax is to call it a practical joke or to at least use a deceptively exotic label such as: "preemptive strike" rather than calling it a "sucker punch"?

Richard Heene should be held accountable for an expensive prank, and

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George W. Bush should get a pass regarding any war crimes trials and be hailed as the one who should be getting this year's Nobel Prize for his efforts to track down rogue weapons of mass destruction. What's wrong with a little bit of inconsistency?

"You got your mind right, Luke?"

Good patriotic American Christian Republicans have no trouble seeing that a Texan like George W. Bush deserves an "attaboy" for his use of extreme questioning because the results saved American lives. The Geheime Stastspoltzei used the same methods while questioning

French citizens (AKA "frogs") in an effort to root out members of the resistance and they faced charges of war crimes for their dastardly efforts, but if it could have been proven that by doing so, they had saved American lives, then all the expenses involved in the Nuremberg trials could have been avoided.

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Can't the Democrats see that sending American troops to Afghanistan today is in the same commendable tradition as sending volunteers to the Alamo?

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