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 Feb 24, 2011 20:28 PST 

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*Dictatorships fret over growing unrest*

(Grinn News Service) -- As the turmoil in the Middle East continues,
dictators around the world are taking note of their precarious situations
and implementing reforms to head off the widespread upheaval of protests
that already have toppled autocrats, Laundromats, and cool fez hats in Egypt
and Tunisia, and threatened other dictatorships in Libya and Bahrain.

In New York, Rupert Murdoch has ordered all the snack machines to be filled
with yellow Zingers, and has promised to lift a nearly 25-year ban on honest
and fair reporting at FOX News. Sources inside FOX News have reported that
news commentators such as Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity may even be allowed
to express their deeply held liberal beliefs, instead of following the
carefully scripted conservative playbook Murdoch has required them to keep.

"Away from their shows, these guys can't stop gushing about President Obama
and how he's the last, best hope for America," said camera operator Michael
Stedman. "If Murdoch doesn't allow views other than the official party line,
the lid's going to blow some time in the next two weeks, and I don't want to
be here when it does. I mean, it's gonna be bigger than Woody Harrelson in
'2012.'"

Bigger reforms are under way at the Austin home of Flavius Morris, where the
general population for years has suffered under a barrage of rules
pertaining to bedtimes and how much dinner must be eaten in order to get
dessert. Morris and his wife, Carol, have maintained tight controls over the
media in their household, and as unrest has swept other authoritarian
regimes from power, they have blocked web sites like Twitter, Facebook, and
4chan in an attempt to maintain control.

Even so, the Norrises are aware that change is in the air, and as
restlessness grows among their beloved cockateel and pet children, they have
begun initiating economic reforms intended to head off open revolt.

"Allowance will increase a dollar starting next Monday," Norris said in an
official statement left on the breakfast table. "But there will be a deposit
tax on the additional income, and we still expect beds to be made on time
and all peas eaten, hard or mushy."


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<b><font size="6">Dictatorships fret over growing unrest</font></b><br><br>(Grinn News Service) -- As the turmoil in the Middle East continues, dictators around the world are taking note of their precarious situations and implementing reforms to head off the widespread upheaval of protests that already have toppled autocrats, Laundromats, and cool fez hats in Egypt and Tunisia, and threatened other dictatorships in Libya and Bahrain.<br>
<br>In New York, Rupert Murdoch has ordered all the snack machines to be filled with yellow Zingers, and has promised to lift a nearly 25-year ban on honest and fair reporting at FOX News. Sources inside FOX News have reported that news commentators such as Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity may even be allowed to express their deeply held liberal beliefs, instead of following the carefully scripted conservative playbook Murdoch has required them to keep.<br>
<br>"Away from their shows, these guys can't stop gushing about President Obama and how he's the last, best hope for America," said camera operator Michael Stedman. "If Murdoch doesn't allow views other than the official party line, the lid's going to blow some time in the next two weeks, and I don't want to be here when it does. I mean, it's gonna be bigger than Woody Harrelson in '2012.'"<br>
<br>Bigger reforms are under way at the Austin home of Flavius Morris, where the general population for years has suffered under a barrage of rules pertaining to bedtimes and how much dinner must be eaten in order to get dessert. Morris and his wife, Carol, have maintained tight controls over the media in their household, and as unrest has swept other authoritarian regimes from power, they have blocked web sites like Twitter, Facebook, and 4chan in an attempt to maintain control.<br>
<br>Even so, the Norrises are aware that change is in the air, and as restlessness grows among their beloved cockateel and pet children, they have begun initiating economic reforms intended to head off open revolt.<br><br>
"Allowance will increase a dollar starting next Monday," Norris said in an official statement left on the breakfast table. "But there will be a deposit tax on the additional income, and we still expect beds to be made on time and all peas eaten, hard or mushy."<br>
<br><br>------------------------------------------------------------ <br>II. LEGAL STUFF <br>------------------------------------------------------------ <br><br>Brothers Grinn, BrothersGrinn.com, Cousin Otto, Grinn News Service, Jocko Grinn, Markle City, Smirkov Grinn, and other distinctive characters and institutions created by the Brothers Grinn, and their images and likenesses are the intellectual property and trademarks of Ravensmyth Corp. Unauthorized use strictly prohibited, used here by permission. We sincerely doubt that Ken Collins is a ruthless dictator, but then, we've never worked for him either. <br>
<br>Send all correspondence and petitions of grievance to <a href="mailto:jocko-@gmail.com">jocko-@gmail.com</a>. We reserve the right to publish letters in a later mailing. <br><br>If you're getting this mailing, either you are still subscribed to the Brothers Grinn after a hiatus that lasted for more than four years, in which case you really need to change your e-mail address more regularly; or the Internet remains on in your country. Support the public employee unions in  Wisconsin, Ohio, and throughout the nation by sending a message to <a href="mailto:brothersgrin-@topica.com">brothersgrin-@topica.com</a>, to get Brothers Grinn shipped right to your e-mail. (Endorsement of public unions was snuck in without Smirkov's knowledge. Power to the workers!)<br>
<br><br>Original humor at <a href="http://www.BrothersGrinn.com">www.BrothersGrinn.com</a> <br>Copyright (c) 2000-2011 by Ravensmyth Corp. <br><br><br>Note the following USE RULES: <br><br>1. Contents may forwarded with URL (<a href="http://www.BrothersGrinn.com">www.BrothersGrinn.com</a>) and copyright notice intact. <br>
2. Contents may be posted on another site with URL link and copyright notice intact. <br>3. Contents may NOT be published in other mediums than those listed here, without prior written permission of Ravensmyth Corp. Permissions are available from <a href="mailto:jocko-@gmail.com">jocko-@gmail.com</a>. <br>
4. Contents may not be used to support autocratic dictatorships.<br>

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