Thursday, February 17, 2011
As growing unrest spreads across the Mideast, angry protestors have taken to the streets of Bahrain demanding either greater representation in government, or freedom for the undead to feast on the flesh of the living.
Or perhaps they want both; if undead voters in Chicago can continue voting for tax increases, we suppose it's possible anywhere.
Bahrain is a close ally of the United States, meaning that they've had no real idea where they stand with Barack Obama for the past two years. Which may be why the Shi'ites have hit the fan, and are demanding that the largely Sunni government give them greater representation and the ability to rewrite the country's constitution.
According to King Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, whose family has ruled Bahrain for over 200 years, "the situation here is entirely under control. We have boarded the doors and windows, and my Security Council is studying Night of the Living Dead for additional tips on longterm survival."
In the meanwhile, Barack Obama has promised to issue a heartfelt, strongly-worded statement on the uprising in Bahrain just as soon as it becomes clear which side will win.