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China Threatens Vegemite Shipping Lanes!

©Tom Toles

I like the quizzical look on the kangaroo’s face, “Where the heck did he come from?” Come to think of it, why do we need a military base in Australia?
– Iron Filing



  1. Don wrote:

    The Vegemite shipping lanes? No, anything but that. That would lead to the end of British culture as we know it in the Southern Hemisphere or even world wide, I’d surmise. Oh, wait, I get it, the US Marines are there to protect the British icon from tampering by the Chinese? I’d be worried about that, too – tampering, that is. Think of all the toxic compounds one could secret away in Vegemite without anyone having the least suspicion. It’s a good thing the Administration has the brain trust working on this. Oh, wait, Australia isn’t a third world country, though, is it. That means that they probably have a military of their own. Hmmmm. Aren’t they in Afghanistan? Maybe this isn’t about Vegemite at all, but rather an early volley in the US drive to establish colonies in the that part of the world. Part of a military coup? Dang, this is starting to get serious. Why in heavens name would the US be involved in fomenting a coup in Australia? Can’t they foment their own coups? Oh, wait, perhaps we’re there to stop a coup. Hadn’t thought of that. Lot of subversive types down under – I mean look at those giant cans of what they call beer down there. Yeah, that’s it, maybe we’re there to support the existing regime against a communist China sponsored military coup d’etat and the whole Vegemite ploy is just that, a ploy to cover up our true motives in sending troops there in the first place. Or maybe we’re sending troops there because we have such a surplus in the DOD budget that we’re trying to find new places to park our forces until they’re needed somewhere else instead of letting them go home for dinner every night. Now that would be sad. I keep thinking it’s time to give our military a much needed rest with home cooked meals, shorter work days, a chance to get to a ballgame without going in uniform, and, best yet, an opportunity to get to know their families again.

    Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Permalink
  2. Iron Filing wrote:

    Don – You have me rolling on the floor. We’d make a great team if I wrote the headlines and you wrote the posts!

    Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Permalink