Monday, January 29, 2007

The Queen Has A Gun

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January 29th, 2007

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Charles Windsor
Charles Windsor
In 1968 at 2am a shot rings out in the gardens of Balmoral Castle. Guards rush out to find Queen Elizabeth I holding a rifle and standing over a dying wolf. To their even greater amazement, they watch the dying wolf transmogrify into Prince Charles. Something unspeakable happened in 1946, ..
.. Her Majesty says, and she has suffered the most dreadful sea change. Now it is finally over and she can get on with her life.

~ entry by Steve Payne from counter history in context - you're the judge!

In 1964 septuagenarian Chancellor Adolf Schicklgruber opens the the IX Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria. Schicklegruber

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

Charles Starkweather
Charles Starkwe..
In 1958 Roman Catholic Priests led by Maestro capture the demon Charles Starkweather ending a killing spree of 11 victims in Nebraska and Wyoming during a road trip with his under-age girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate

~ entry by Steve Payne from counter history in context - you're the judge!

In 2002 in his State of the Union Address, United States President George W. Bush describes regimes that sponsor terror as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea. W's determined attempts to dismantle the Axis of Evil lead to the nuclear war of 2008, forcing him .. George W Bush
George W Bush
.. to withdraw to a bunker at Camp David where he married Condoleeza Rice, dying in 2026 aged 80 years old convinced he had kept 'a charge to keep'.

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

in 2005, just as European Union President Morris Appleby had feared, conflict erupts in Israel between his forces and the fundamentalists. Also as he had feared, angels come streaming down from the sky to fight on the side of the fundamentalists. The Anti-Christ knows that this is the beginning of the end, so he makes an announcement to the wider New World Order. “We're buggered, people,” he tells them. “Have fun while you can.”

Mike scanned the board for any response. There was nothing in any of the code names that Janice used. “No response yet,” he told Steph.
She chewed a fingernail and tried to calm herself down. “Does she have a cell phone?”
“Are you crazy? Do you know how insecure that kind of transmission is? You call her, she might as well be shouting out in the middle of the street.” Steph gave him her best mommy look. “Oh, all right.” Mike pulled out his own cell phone and dialed. “It's ringing.”

Janice jumped when she felt her cell phone buzz at her hip. “Holy crap,” she said, her heart slowing back to a reasonable pace. She slid it out and flipping it open. “Mike!”
Jake jumped over to her side, saying, “How are Joan and George? And Steph?”
“Did all four of you make it to New Mexico?”

“I heard your ex,” Mike said to Steph. His face grew slack as he realized who had perished in the mission, but hope sprang up in him. It was possible that it was all part of the conspiracy, after all. “Janice, we heard Bush say it, but was that just... I mean, is Eli...”

Janice lowered her head. “Neither Eli or Kevin made it, Mike.” Her voice trembled slightly, but she maintained most of her composure. “But, they were heroes. You should've seen Eli. He took a half dozen of 'em down with him.”

“Just like he always wanted,” Mike said, tears running down his face. He handed the phone to Steph because he couldn't speak anymore.
Steph was finding it a little hard to keep her voice, too. “Janice, this is Steph. Did you say that Kevin wasn't with you anymore?”

“Just me and Jake,” Janice said. “I'm sorry, Steph. I know you two were starting to like each other.” She had to stop talking for a second to pull herself together, then had to ask, “Is his dog OK?”

“He's fine,” Steph said. Her eyes were misty, but she was in better shape than Mike. She looked over at Joan and George and said, “Can my kids talk to their father?” When Janice said yes, Steph handed the phone to her daughter and walked over to Mike. She put an arm around him and hugged him tightly. “I'm sorry.”
Mike let her comfort him while he cried.

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