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Wed Jul 3, 2013, 02:51 AM

NYT: In unexpected bid for coveted prize, US gov't makes move Tuesday to "out dick" rest of world



NYT: In surprise bid for coveted prize, US makes move Tuesday to "out dick" rest of world:

New York - Tuesday began like any other hot July day but by noon there were already whispers among the nation's top newspaper editors that the U.S. government appeared to be making a bold bid for "World's Biggest Dickhead" award for 2013. Affectionately referred to as the 'Dickie', the award was originally created in 1996 to recognize Oasis band member Liam Gallagher's historic dickheadedness and has only been awarded to individuals thus far. An unnamed Obama administration source expressed the belief that "After today we're going to be the frontrunner for this year's prize and the runner-up won't be within a country mile."

It began with a press release from the Treasury Department that the Obama administration had chosen to delay, for a full year, enforcement requiring businesses to provide workers health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Shortly thereafter followed news that US director of national intelligence, James Clapper, flat-out admitted he lied to Senator Ron Wyden and all of congress when questioned about allegations of snooping illegally on innocent Americans with an as yet mostly secret network of telephone and internet bugging devices- some of which famously came to light through leaks by security whistle-blower Edward Snowden. And as Tuesday concluded, New York time, major news and social media were ablaze with reports that Bolivian President Evo Morales' presidential jet had been denied overflight privileges over several countries at the request of the United States on the belief that whistle-blower Snowden was aboard.

It was later revealed that Snowden was not aboard president Morales' jet.

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"This is a huge play for the prize this year." said a source close to the 'Dickie' prize voting committee. "The judges are going to find it tough not to look at what the United States has achieved in a single 24 hour period today and just go 'Fuck, what epic goddamned dickheads!'"


More at the link!

U-S-A!

U-S-A!

U-S-A!




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Reply NYT: In unexpected bid for coveted prize, US gov't makes move Tuesday to "out dick" rest of world (Original post)
Poll_Blind Jul 2013 OP
dkf Jul 2013 #1
SamKnause Jul 2013 #2
JDPriestly Jul 2013 #3
Violet_Crumble Jul 2013 #4
Poll_Blind Jul 2013 #5

Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 02:54 AM

1. L-O-L L-O-L L-O-L

 

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 03:42 AM

2. Prize

The U.S. government, the MIC brass and Wall Street have been outdicking the world for quite sometime.

They certainly have sped up and rammed full steam ahead as of late.

Certainly gives a bad name to those of us who appreciate a good dick.

Pusbag prize would be more fitting.

No one would defend, or have any affection towards a pusbag.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 04:21 AM

3. Insulting South America.

I wonder to how many people from South and Central America the US has granted asylum in spite of grave protests from the countries from which the people fled. The number probably isn't that small. We consider the Cubans seeking asylum in the US because of repression of their speech rights and their giving us Cuban secrets to be heroes. Cuba no doubt is laughing at us right now. This is pitiful.

We may object to the fact that another country might grant political asylum to someone we consider to be an enemy of our state, but we should respect the sovereignty of other nations enough not to take drastic retaliatory measures against a country that does that. Fact is that Snowden has not killed anyone. He has committed a political crime, a crime against our state, and he claims to have done it out of conscience. You can question is view on what he did. There are arguments on both sides. But let's face it, he is a political fugitive. He is not a violent criminal. He did not rape anyone or kill anyone or even assault anyone.

If another country wants to grant him asylum, that is that country's business.

We have to respect the national sovereignty of other nations. That's just the way the world works. We are an independent nation. So are other nations.

We have granted asylum to all kinds of people who were wanted in the countries they were from. And some of them brought secrets and handed them to our government. That is the way the world works. Grow up, please. We are not the kings of the earth. What is more, we are not always right.

In the marketplace for ideas, let the best ideas win.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 04:30 AM

4. LOL! I love the Liam Gallagher reference...

The link led straight to the homepage, btw. Do you have a direct link to the rest of the article for lazy folk like me?

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 10:21 AM

5. It's satire I wrote up for DU! 8^) Though, now that I think about it, I'm surprised no one...

...made such an award. Liam Gallagher pushed the boundaries of what it meant to be a dick for the entire planet.



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