Can you stand this much silliness? It came in an email message. We’ve been holding back on
it, but somehow that seems wrong. So here’s the “first final” list of events for the Republican
National Convention in New York City:
6 p.m.: OPENING PRAYER read by Mel Gibson, while being flogged with a spiked leather
strap wielded by Ann Coulter, who will enjoy it a little too much.
* TOM RIDGE raises National Alert Level to RED.
* LEST WE FORGET — HONORARY ROLL CALL of All Members of (and Friends of)
Bush Administration Who Might Very Well Have Been Killed In Vietnam If It Hadn’t Been For
Nasty Trick Knees, Anal Cysts, Recurrent Headaches, and Highly-Placed,
Overly-Protective Parents. (Sponsored by Tyson Chicken)
* ANTONIN SCALIA speaks — “SLAVERY – THE ORIGINAL INTENT OF OUR
FOREFATHERS, AND GREAT FOR BUSINESS! (Sponsored by Wal-Mart)
* DICK CHENEY hosts AMBASSADORSHIP RAFFLE — Opening Bid 1,000,000 (cash,
non-sequential bills 20’s or less).
* CLIMAX OF THE EVENING — FILM – “BRING IT ON!” Stirring fictionalized
re-creation of Mr. Bush’s actual dental appointment in Alabama in 1972, where he showed the
incredible courage to allow “deep cleaning” of gums without anesthetic. (Sponsored by Sinclair
* SUGGESTED AFTER-EVENT — “GET BAKED WITH RUSH “Crankster”
LIMBAUGH! (Location TBD) (Sponsored by Pfizer)
6 p.m.: OPENING PRAYER read by Our Lord (The Passion Of) Jesus H. Christ, as
channeled by Lt. General William G. “Jerry” Boykin, the man who first revealed that Mr. Bush
was chosen by God to lead this country into war against the heathens. Mr. Boykin will then give a
short, upbeat presentation on Islam called, “My God can Beat Up Your God.”
* TOM RIDGE raises National Alert Level to FLASHING RED.
* WAYNE LAPIERRE will pry Davy Crockett’s Kentucky Long Rifle out of Charlton
Heston’s cold dead fingers (subject to Heston’s death). (Sponsored by Smith & Wesson)
* DESIGNATED BROWN PERSON (Hispanic or Muslim, or possibly an Hispanic Muslim,
if we can find one) will speak on how being a brown person doesn’t automatically disqualify you
from being a Republican (subject to finding a brown person capable of being bribed to do this —
may need professional actor, possibly brought in from Third World country)
* CLIMAX OF THE EVENING — PAUL WOLFOWITZ announces American plans to
invade Iran, strip them of nuclear weapons, and turn over entire country to
Bechtel to be run as a subsidiary. (Wolfowitz will tell anxious voters that the operation will
involve 200 out-sourced “consultants”, will take one week and will be entirely funded by pocket
change found in a White House couch.) (Sponsored by Halliburton)
* SUGGESTED AFTER-EVENT — “RIDE THE WAVE WITH RUSH “Big Oxy”
LIMBAUGH!” Do a couple of ‘ringers’ with Big Pharma. (Sponsored by
6 p.m.: OPENING PRAYER by the REVEREND JERRY FALWELL who will demonstrate
the spirit of Compassionate Conservatism(tm) and the eternal mercy of God by wishing a horrible
fiery death and an eternity in the pit of hell for all non-white, non-male, non-Christian
* TOM RIDGE raises National Alert Level to PULSATING RED.
* THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF INSANELY RICH PERSONS (AAIRP) will
present LAURA BUSH with A PLATINUM CHAINSAW in thanks for the Bush Administration
tax cuts. (Sponsored by Gulfstream)
* ANN COULTER, BILL O’REILLY and SEAN HANNITY will lead a special
TWO-MINUTE HATE aimed at photo of John Kerry.
* CLIMAX OF THE EVENING — DIEBOLD CORPORATION WILL ANNOUNCE
ELECTION RETURNS — BUSH WINS RE-ELECTION WITH 51% OF VOTE (YET TO BE
CAST). (JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA will certify vote results) Diebold Board member Wilbur
H. Grafton will deny fraud, announce his retirement, and be named the new Ambassador to
Jamaica. (Sponsored by Diebold)
* SUGGESTED AFTER-EVENT — GET WRECKED WITH RUSH “Kicker”
LIMBAUGH. (Sponsored by Eli Lilly)
September 2 (nomination night)
6 p.m.: OPENING PRAYER by ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT, who will
then sing “Let the Eagle Soar” and light the ceremonial “TORCH OF FREEDOM(tm) with the
(actual) Bill of Rights.
* TOM RIDGE raises National Alert Level to Fire Engine Red, and ANNOUNCES
CAPTURE OF OSAMA BIN LADEN.
* CONVENTION SHIFTS TO “GROUND ZERO” — DICK CHENEY will introduce and
personally re-nominate PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH, who WILL IMPALE OSAMA BIN
LADEN WITH DAVY CROCKETT’S KENTUCKY LONG RIFLE donated by Wayne LaPierre.
(Sponsored by NRA)
* PRESIDENT BUSH WILL GIVE ACCEPTANCE SPEECH, standing on Osama’s dead
FIRST PEEK — Here is the proposed text for President Bush’s speech:
“Hey, Freedom-Lovers! 9-11 Democracy Freedom Stay The Course Evil-doers trust my gut
9-11 Freedom Evil-doers Stay The Course Democracy 9-11 Evil-doers trust my gut 9-11
Democracy Freedom Stay the course Trust my gut Tax cuts Who cares what you think Evil-doers
Things are great Jesus speaks to me 9-11 Democracy Freedom Stay The Course Evil-doers 9-11
Freedom Evil-doers Stay The Course Democracy 9-11 Evil-doers trust my gut 9-11 Democracy
Freedom Stay the course Trust my gut Tax cuts Who cares what you think Evil-doers Things are
great Jesus speaks to me. G’night everybody!”
POST CEREMONY CLOSING NIGHT PARTY OPPORTUNITIES:
* “GET MAXED with RUSH “ROCKET CAP” LIMBAUGH!” (Sponsored by
* RICK SANTORUM ‘DOG ON DOG’ PETTING ZOO (adults only, please).
* BILL O’REILLY SHOWS OFF PULITZER PRIZE, ACADEMY AWARD, AND NOBEL
* SPECIAL BUFFET — JOHN ASHCROFT will PERSONALLY EXORCISE A KINDLE
OF CALICO KITTENS, BARBECUE THEM, AND SERVE THEM ON CANAPES.
(Sponsored by KRAFT “Thick N’ Spicy” BBQ Sauce)