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12th son of the Lama visits White House

So I jump ship in Hong Kong and make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas. A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock. So, I tell them I'm a pro jock, and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald... striking. So, I'm on the first tee with him. I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one - big hitter, the Lama - long, into a ten-thousand foot crevasse, right at the base of this glacier. Do you know what the Lama says? Gunga galunga... gunga, gunga-galunga. So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, "Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know." And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness." So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.

Bush_dalai_lama I love the whole idea of the Dalai Lama, it allows the monks to stay so far above the fray that they can reincarnate him wherever they want. What a perfect Jedi mind screw. And I realize he is the 14th Lama but I am sticking with Bill Murray on this. Some things transcend truthiness.

Tomorrow the Lama gets a gong from Congress and W will be the first US President to appear in public with a Lama in several reincarnations, more or less.

Now this is simply an empty gesture and consequently one could ask what makes it different than the empty gesture Nancy Pelosi wants to make? Well, I can't stand Nancy Pelosi and so no matter what she does I reflexively oppose it because that is what my handlers want. Hey wait, I'm Uncle_j_workin my own handler, errrrr next slide.

Bottom line is that Nance was pissing off someone who could throw our entire effort in Iraq out the window. If Turkey flips, or even rotates enough we are roasted. On the other hand the Chinese have been flexing their muscles recently and they need a reminder that we are not incapable of playing geo-politics and standing up for oppressed groups.

America has to be able to project power and affect the actions of other nations. This steps right back into that diplomacy the left is always clamoring for. Well I'm with 'em. But they have to remember that it is played not simply by sipping tea, and that sabers need to be rattled as well.

A lovely Fall day in the Mad City and I was taking advantage of free wireless from Espresso Royale on State street while working extra diligently.

Always scheming global domination and world peace.