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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:06 PM
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Man throws shoes at Bush in Iraq
Source: KC Star

BAGHDAD (AP) - A man threw his shoes at President George W. Bush and was dragged away by security officials during the president's farewell trip to Iraq.

The incident occurred as Bush was appearing Sunday with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Bush ducked and wasn't hit by either shoe. Bush joked, saying that all he can report was that it was a size 10 shoe. then calmly took questions.

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/637/story/936487.html
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williesgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:07 PM
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1. * is such a fucking asshole. Hooray to the shoe thrower, shame it didn't hit him.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:14 PM
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10. Maybe he'll visit the Baghdad Zoo, and the
monkeys will fling poo at him. That I'd like to see.

The question is: Did Bush take the shoes with him? A gift?
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felinetta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:11 PM
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45. I thought we were supposed to be greeted with candy and
flowers! I just love the parting gifts this group is getting. 79% won't miss him. Karl Rove is nervous about Eric Holden.
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PatrynXX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:39 PM
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66. either that or have a monkey grab his passport :P
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frogcycle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:42 PM
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134. how would we know the difference?
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 02:22 PM
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244. This is better than man bites dog. He must have been in mortal
fear having something with an actual soul coming so close to his evil head.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:21 PM
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125. .
Edited on Sun Dec-14-08 04:21 PM by MilesColtrane
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:59 PM
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40. It is Iraq. The poor guy is probably getting his feet removed about now.
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bigworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:21 PM
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54. BBC has video here
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:44 PM
Response to Reply #54
107. Better than I had hoped.
:rofl:
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:53 PM
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112. ABC has a different angle
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 05:49 PM
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155. Bush sure had a smirk on his face....
Edited on Sun Dec-14-08 05:50 PM by AsahinaKimi
He found the whole thing rather humorous...He is a disgusting little man!
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llmart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:58 PM
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114. Oh my God! That just made my day....
I soooooo wish I could throw something at the idiot too. What a royal class a**hole. Did you see his stupid response? Didn't even make any sense. "It causes you to get attention." Uh, hello, the guy could have gotten "attention" any number of ways, oh, say, pull his pants down out on the street and moon someone. No, you dipshit. It's pretty clear - he wanted to hit YOU with something because you deserve it.
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 05:18 PM
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148. Perhaps the now shoeless Iraqi
was simply channeling Lois W., wife of Bill W., co-founder of AA. She was frustrated with her alcoholic and threw a shoe at him, as I recall...
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 06:58 PM
Response to Reply #54
173. "this is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, dog"
What he said.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:14 PM
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88. oh but they came very close to hitting his noggin!
At least they weren't 6 feet above his head - they whisked right by him - that shows the real contempt of not just Iraqis, but most of the world towards the warmonger...

These designs on dozens of different shirts, button, stickers, mugs & more! http://www.cafepress.com/warisprofitable/1434671

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curiousdemo Donating Member (558 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:17 PM
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123. Yea! Get outta my country.....
Edited on Sun Dec-14-08 04:23 PM by curiousdemo
Keep the change, Ya filthy animal! :toast:
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Breathe Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 05:31 PM
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154. I hope the journalist it not in Abu Gharaib right now
Kudos to him for standing up to Bush's self-promotion, revisionist history tour. I just hope it doesn't mean he gets labelled an enemy combatant and tortured to death. I hope the media will follow up on what happens to him. I am praying for his safety!!!
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stevenleser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 10:07 PM
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206. Had the bard thrown the shoe, he might have commented thusly at Bush
Edited on Sun Dec-14-08 10:08 PM by stevenleser
"So, so, thou common dog, didst thou disgorge thy glutton bosom."
- Henry IV Part 2

"There's no more faith in thee than in a stewed prune."
- Henry V

"(Thou art) i' th' worst rank of manhood."
- MacBeth

"(Thou hath) not so much brain as ear wax."
- Troilus and Cressida
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 08:02 AM
Response to Reply #206
230. "Thou liest, most ignorant monster!"
- The Tempest

"Thou liest, thou shag-eared villain!"
- Macbeth

"Thy soul is as shriveled and barren as thy pee-pee!"
- (Unpublished manuscript. No, really. :evilgrin:)
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 10:28 PM
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208. "That's what happens in free societies"---& Georgie, next, you're going to jail for war crimes
May your end of days be dogged by lawsuits and pissed off people.
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Hawkowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:07 PM
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2. HUGH insult!
Remember in Iraq this is a huge insult. Remember all the shoe throwing at statues of Saddam?
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:43 PM
Response to Reply #2
68. Yep. Baghdad residents were offended by the Little Bird helicopters.
Because the guys sitting on the railings were showing the city the bottoms of their boots.
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Brazenly Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:11 PM
Response to Reply #2
120. He's saying it's the equivalent of shouting
but of course you are absolutely right and he is trying to save face. For all the good it will do him. It's a little late to start worrying about his image. :rofl:
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:08 PM
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3. "You don't know shit from shinola, Commander AWOL." - Iraq Shoe Flingers
Edited on Sun Dec-14-08 01:10 PM by SpiralHawk
Commander AWOL & Cronies FAIL to round up terrorist Shoe Bombers and Shoe Flingers. Just as they have failed at everything else.

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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:08 PM
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4. So much for his "farewell tour"...loved by EVERYONE as much as Bill Clinton!
NOT!!!

HA!

He's lucky it's only a shoe...

I can't say here or in public what I truly wish would happen to him...
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:09 PM
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5. That's one of the most extreme gestures of contempt
in the Arab world. Hitting Stupid wasn't the point. Throwing something at Stupid from the lowest part of the body was the point.

As usual, Stupid missed the point.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:13 PM
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9. In the Arab world: a gesture of contempt
In the Arab world, shoe flinging is a gesture of extreme disrespect. A notable occurrence of this gesture happened in Baghdad, Iraq in 2003. When U.S. forces pulled down a giant statue of Saddam Hussein during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, many Iraqi detractors of Hussein threw their shoes at the fallen statue.

This may be an ancient gesture from the Middle East; Psalms 60:10, speaking of some of the traditional enemies of Judah, says that "Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe...." (KJV)

The shoe represents the lowest part of the body (the foot) and displaying or throwing a shoe at someone or something in Arab cultures denotes that the person or thing is "beneath them." Showing the bottom of one's feet or shoes (for example, putting one's feet up on a table or desk) in Arab cultures is considered an extreme insult. Examples include Iraqi citizens smacking torn-down posters of Saddam Hussein with their shoes, and the depiction of President of the United States George H. W. Bush on a tile mosaic of the floor of the Al-Rashid Hotel's lobby, forcing all visitors entering the hotel to walk on Bush's face to enter the hotel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoe_tossing

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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:19 PM
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14. I wonder what they think about Americans such as Bush walking on the American flag?
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:22 PM
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94. You mean like this?
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:39 PM
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26. Someday we should make a pilgrimage to Al Rashid Hotel
and plan to step in dog shit before we enter and track it over Stupid's face.

My guess is that hotel will see a lot of traffic from people with no intention of staying there.
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Dangerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:45 PM
Response to Reply #26
72. Why not...
Bring a Jackhammer and drill these tiles. :mad:
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Morrisons Ghost Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 06:15 PM
Response to Reply #26
159. Actually I
Think the face on the floor of the Al Rashid is his dad's face!
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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:48 PM
Response to Reply #9
31. Years ago- maybe during Raygun's admin
some US vip was to have an audience with Saddam. He was sitting in a room with his leg crossed over his knee with the sole of his shoe facing the door that Saddam was to enter. He came in, turned around and left. Then one of his assistants came in spoke to the American about the problem. He put both feet flat on the ground and the interview commenced.

That says something in Saddam's favor that he did not take it as a personal insult but ignorance on the part of the American and came up with a graceful way to solve the problem.
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kirby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 05:16 PM
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147. I think that was Bill Richardson n/t
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 07:24 PM
Response to Reply #5
177. Great insight. That and calling him a dog. Both were tremendows insults. nt
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wizstars Donating Member (792 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 08:56 AM
Response to Reply #5
232. ...and Stupid was shown on TV saying, "I don't know what his beef was".....
......DUH....
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:09 PM
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6. hahaha!
Funny!
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:12 PM
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7. Pres. Talabani needs a health coach!
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:12 PM
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8. I wish someone would start a postcard mailing effort to the White House....
With the words written, 'FUCK YOU AND GOODBYE, ASSHOLE!"

I'd be part of it.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:16 PM
Response to Reply #8
12. Better, put a pair of old shoes in a Priority Mail
Flat Rate box and mail 'em to him at the White House.
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tclambert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 09:02 PM
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195. Darn it! I just threw out a pair of shoes two days ago. They would have made the perfect going away
present for our dear leader. Or the perfect "get the hell away from us" present.
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AlphaCentauri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 10:53 PM
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211. Those shoes could end up in * library
:rofl:
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live love laugh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:24 PM
Response to Reply #8
17. That should be done. Why don't you and I start it? LOL nt
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:31 PM
Response to Reply #17
21. I'm not a computer geek, so I'm not very good organizing things online nor even knowing...
where to organize them. I'd love to but don't know how. :( Maybe someone will see this and help or tell me how to go about it? It would not be an expensive message (postcard mailing is cheap), the message would be seen by everyone in every post office, the post office would be inundated, the WH would have to receive them, and news of it would end up in the mass media!
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live love laugh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:43 PM
Response to Reply #21
28. I think all we need is the address of the White House and a post.
I'll start it and ask each person to kick it and to respond when they have mailed off their card(s)/letter(s).

It really should be done.
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:47 PM
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30. You mean do it on here? Okay, I'll kick it and agree. Thanks! nt
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:48 PM
Response to Reply #28
32. Should we do two posts of the same and ask everyone to K & R? nt
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live love laugh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:03 PM
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42. I think one post will work. nt
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:16 PM
Response to Reply #42
50. My friend, I posted it! Go please kick and recommend it and add to it. Thanks! nt
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:17 PM
Response to Reply #42
51. Here it is:
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tclambert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 09:04 PM
Response to Reply #28
196. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20500
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:08 PM
Response to Reply #8
43. 'FUCK YOU AND GOODBYE, ASSHOLE!" --- FYAGA!
FYAGA! I like it, and may use it in the future. It's short and gets to the point!

pnorman
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Betsy Ross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:11 PM
Response to Reply #8
47. If the postcards have profanities on them
they will not make it to the WH. Maybe a note in an envelope?
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:41 PM
Response to Reply #8
67. Include a box of pretzels!
:evilgrin:
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wizstars Donating Member (792 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 09:37 AM
Response to Reply #8
233. I've been thinking send him a suitcase...
...tell him there's a snort of his favorite powder if he fills it and leaves before Jan.1
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:15 PM
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11. An ungrateful Iraqi who doesn't appreciate
being 'liberated'? :sarcasm:

I'm sure that will be the RW spin.
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MO_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:22 PM
Response to Reply #11
15. That's exactly what I was thinking.........
Bush being greeted as a "liberator". :rofl:
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MikeNearMcChord Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:48 PM
Response to Reply #11
136. Yes , over at (not so) Free Republic (so You don't have to visit)
That's what is being said.
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 05:24 PM
Response to Reply #11
151. Great. Just great.
Now TSA will likely make us fly barefooted.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 11:12 PM
Response to Reply #11
214. Actually they are saying he should thank Bush because he has the freedom to throw his shoe at him
:crazy:
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:18 PM
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13. Bush joked, saying that all he can report was that it was a size 10 shoe
Wow, same size as IQ score
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:32 PM
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23. His IQ score?
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live love laugh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:23 PM
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16. "Bush joked..." Mutherfucker. nt
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:27 PM
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18. Hoorah for the shoe thrower - at least he tried to show his disgust!


Your time is up BUSH!
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:27 PM
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19. I suspect it was NOT a 400 dollar pair of loafers. I'm glad the man had
shoes to throw, and more power to his aim and throwing arm next time.
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:30 PM
Response to Reply #19
97. If that shoe had hit him in the head it would have left another
scar to his collection.
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:55 PM
Response to Reply #97
138. yup- 'cept this one would not have been from being kneewalking drunk
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99th_Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:30 PM
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20. Oh Shit!! I wear size 10 shoes too. Should I be worried?
I'm concerned that now I'll be on the terrorist watch list. Please talk me down.
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pitchforksandtorches Donating Member (288 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:32 PM
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22. MSM will say the thrower was a heel
I say he had a lot of sole!
Too bad he missed the mother fucker!
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mcg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:31 PM
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60. He was the sole thrower. He didn't toe the line. nt
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704wipes Donating Member (966 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 08:14 PM
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183. Looked like it needed more 'arch' on it to me.
I couldn't think of any other way to 'kick' this thread since I am i my stocking feet,
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pitchforksandtorches Donating Member (288 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 10:58 PM
Response to Reply #183
212. I'd be lining if
I were to say that my tongue is tied - but I don't want to leave any tracks.
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mcg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 01:24 AM
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226. Come on, sock it to me, darn it, support the thread. nt
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NBachers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 11:56 PM
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221. He didn't nail Bush though, did he?
Edited on Sun Dec-14-08 11:58 PM by NBachers
At least he wasn't instep with the propaganda.

A pretty callus act, if you ask me.
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mcg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 01:17 AM
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225. and he wasn't on the ball.
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wizstars Donating Member (792 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 09:43 AM
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234. Face it--Bush is just a bunion on the toes of history....
...(sorry--couldn't resist being corny too).
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:37 PM
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24. His farewell tour in Iraq?
I guess he wants to take a photo op for his library before leaving office.
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:46 PM
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29. Least HE gets an Iraqi "farewell" tour.....
That is more than the troops who he keeps sending back there over and over get. I'm sure that they and their families would like to say "farewell" to the place, also.



Personally, **I** wanna see his "FAREWELL" to DC and his fucking plane/copter take off on Jan 20th. Of course, within a few hours of his DC takeoff it will be flying over my city and landing down in Dallas...bleh. Glad I only do mass trans to/from work in Dallas cuz it would piss me off to no end if he and his entourage fuck up Dallas traffic as he gets driven around.
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tclambert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 09:07 PM
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197. It might not be Bush's farewell tour to Iraq,
if we allow extradition.
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wizstars Donating Member (792 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 09:45 AM
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235. 4200 US servicemen got a farewell tour of Iraq thanks to that b@st@rd
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:39 PM
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25. They throw shoes, and we give him the boot
Symbolism is universal
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humbled_opinion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:52 PM
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76. No Nancy Pelosi took that off the table in 06.
His term expired, we did not give him the boot. Should have but didn't. I guess our side will never learn since the Right Wing plan on trumping up charges and investigation on Obama and press for his impeachment at every angle.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 02:27 AM
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228. Nancy was covering her own ass.
She is complicit in many Administration acts.
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bitchkitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:40 PM
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27. I hope the shoe-thrower
is not harshly punished by the police.
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:00 PM
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41. I am guessing that he took a great risk!
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pjt7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:31 PM
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59. He is no doubt a hero to a lot of folks
in Iraq.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:50 PM
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33. Joe the Shoe Thrower shoulda hung on to shoe
I coulda told him he'd never hit the Walking Meme, the False Narrative, the Orwellian Mirage that is our current POTUS. Plus, he might be needin that shoe, what with the great depression the Democracy Spreader brought us for Christmas.

Good effort, though. In a show of solidarity, hang a shoe for Joe. C'mon. Wag the dog.


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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:51 PM
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34. He throw his shoe, only because he didn't have flowers and candy.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:51 PM
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35. Was there dog shit on it?
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:57 PM
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38. Well, they one had hit Bush...
...there sure would have been dog shit on it! :evilgrin:
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caseymoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 11:24 PM
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216. No, dogs are highly unclean to Moslems, but he called Bush a dog.

This was really a huge insult, and wonder if Bush even knows. His flip response to it might be seen as arrogance.

He really didn't help rehabilitate his legacy, which I think is a non-starter anyway, especially when he has been doing it during the worst crisis in 50 years. Its Katrina all over again.
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:51 PM
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36. Talibani walks like a penguin
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8a2_1229267842


This is the end!" shouted the man, later identified as Muntadar al-Zeidi, a correspondent for Al-Baghdadia television, an Iraqi-owned station based in Cairo, Egypt.



thats 'freedom of the press'.

Maybe he will cover the Gitmo detainess from inside the walls
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:52 PM
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37. Quick....someone throw these, OK?


:evilgrin:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:16 PM
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49. LOL!
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PopYoColla Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 01:59 PM
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39. He better be glad it was just a shoe.....
It could have been a grenade. I wonder what little corny ass joke he would have made then.
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mascarax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:49 PM
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111. My first thought too
So is he over there to say, "Hey, aren't ya glad I liberated ya?"
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specimenfred1984 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:10 PM
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44. It almost hit him right in the Hitler mustache
It's off to one of Saddam's torture camps now run by Americans for that reporter.
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No Passaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:11 PM
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46. HERE IS THE PICTURE
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:27 PM
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57. Jeeeeeeez, the chicken shit cannot even defend himself from...
...a pair of shoes! :rofl:
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:13 PM
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87. Al Malaki is calling for an outside pitch, and stupid leaned into it.
I thought IdiotSon understood baseball.
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:49 PM
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110. Here is the VIDEO!
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InkAddict Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:16 PM
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48. So many old stinky Nikes, so little access.....
Where does AF1 come down?
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:19 PM
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52. The media pundits are calling this "SHOCKING", how could this happen!!!!!
The guy who threw the shoes lived in and reported on the conditions of the slums of Baghdad. Many of his friends and family members have been very much adversely effected during this occupation. As a reporter, he has been kidnapped and tortured.

But according to the media pundits, his throwing his shoes was an OUTRAGEOUS and SHOCKING act.

The media is so screwed up.
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bigworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:20 PM
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53. BBC has video here
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7782422.stm

wow -- the guy really whipped them!
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pjt7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:26 PM
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55. Only one person threw it?
..that's hard to believe.
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:34 PM
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62. Given what we have heard about his and pickles relationship
I'm sure chimp felt right at home having stuff thrown at him..he seems to have perfected the ducking.
Sure took the SS a while to get there (I assume it was them who came thru the door behind chimp--well after the second show was thrown).
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:08 PM
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118. No kidding, he threw them very hard.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:26 PM
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56. Did he shout
as he threw the shoe "Peace Bush, I peace on you."
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99 Percent Sure Donating Member (355 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:29 PM
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58. Saw the video on CNN about 10-15 minutes ago. Krack-a-lackin' funny. n/t
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pjt7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:33 PM
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61. If you listen carefully
you can hear the Iraq reporter yell, "Mission Accomplished" as he chucks his old kicks.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:35 PM
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63. Hilarious! I bet it shook him up a bit, despite his seeming calm.
:rofl:
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:35 PM
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64. It looks like Bush has been practicing on the Wii Fit soccer game
I cannot believe how funny that was.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:43 PM
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70. !
:evilgrin:
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all.of.me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:37 PM
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65. And he missed the point.....
He joked. Does he not get what that meant?! Is he that thick?! I just CANNOT wrap my head around this man's thinking! It frustrates me. Why do I waste my time? Oh, nevermind. Just venting.
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:52 PM
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75. Yes. He is THAT thick.
AWOLbush knows only what can make him and his handlers richer.
That's -retty much it.
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Broadslidin Donating Member (949 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:43 PM
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69. The P.M. grabbed the "Shoes", quickly realizing their value as 'Highly Collectable'.....
:nuke: :patriot: :nuke:
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:15 PM
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89. Look for it on Al-eBay before the sun goes down...........
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Ecumenist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:45 PM
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71. Too bad that he had only one pair of shoes...
I regret that noone had another pair or two of shoes or boots. PITY, PITY, PITY!!
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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:47 PM
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73. Bravo..Bravo.... The shoe thrower deserves a Medal !
LOL.. the best thing I've seen in the last 8 years.
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Swagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:49 PM
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74. yes yes ! a bouquet to the man with no shoes !!
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The Blue Flower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:53 PM
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77. Shoes flung at him for the rest of his life
I have a vision of him having shoes flung at him wherever he goes for the rest of his life. The only way to prevent it would be for security to make everyone in his audience remove their shoes at the door. Wouldn't that be awesome?
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Swagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:16 PM
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90. yes yes..let this happen..toss shoes at him forever..
Edited on Sun Dec-14-08 03:17 PM by Swagman
:toast: :rofl: :toast: :rofl: :toast: :rofl: :toast: :rofl: :toast: :rofl:
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Lautremont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:53 PM
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78. I think this was disrespectful and wrong.
Those shoes were way too small for a man of Bush's accomplishments. Steel-toed boots would have been much more appropriate.
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scarface2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:54 PM
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79. hold still.... it s only a size 10 shoe!!!
Edited on Sun Dec-14-08 03:00 PM by scarface2004
jive ass mutha fucka!!!!
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 02:56 PM
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80. Dana Perino (WH Spokemodel) got a black eye in the mele.
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OswegoAtheist Donating Member (440 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 09:21 PM
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199. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Oswego "sniff :nopity: sniff" Atheist
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 10:31 PM
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209. collateral damage
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 11:16 PM
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248. yeah shit happens
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:01 PM
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81. "This is a goodbye kiss, you dog," Zaidi shouted.
Bush had just finished his prepared remarks in which he said the security agreement was made possible by the U.S. surge of troops earlier this year, when the journalist, Muthathar al Zaidi pulled his shoes off and hurled them at the president. "This is a goodbye kiss, you dog," Zaidi shouted.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/14/bush-visits-ir...

BRAVO!
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lisa58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:02 PM
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82. Too Funny - had to duck - lol
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:02 PM
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83. *sigh* why can't anyone ever hit their targets?
is it asking too much too see Bush hit in the face with a shoe, or Coulter with a pie, or Rove with flaming poo?
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:02 PM
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84. Too bad his horse didn't join him. n/t
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northernlights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:19 PM
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92. ooooh, I have an old draft horse shoe
sitting in my garage, taking up space.

My horse throws his shoe at you, too, *!!!
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KeepItReal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:03 PM
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85. McClatchy: Two other Iraqi journalists...called Zaidi's actions "courageous."
"Two other Iraqi journalists were briefly detained after one of them called Zaidi's actions "courageous.""

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/251/story/57803.html
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sasquuatch55 Donating Member (701 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:11 PM
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86. I'm howling with laughter
The ultimate insult. Love it.
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proust78 Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:17 PM
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91. Bush did tell Iraqis to "Bring it on"
Speaking about projectiles a lot more dangerous then shoes.
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JFN1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:21 PM
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93. "Lame Duck Ducks Shoes"
That's got to be a headline somewhere...!
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OswegoAtheist Donating Member (440 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 09:23 PM
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200. "Chicken Hawk Ducks"
Oswego "Fowl Language" Atheist
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Shardik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:24 PM
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95. Wow! This is shaping up to be a great Christmas.
Thanks, Zaidi. I'm sorry that I didn't get anything for you, but you are my new favorite Santa.
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lenegal Donating Member (258 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:25 PM
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96. Two shoes trown at Bush, the entire civilized world applauds the journalist
Who threw both shoes. Good aim. Too bad he missed.
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:31 PM
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98. Who throws a shoe?
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smiley Donating Member (602 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:33 PM
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99. We should all be praying for the reporter.
He is probably on his way to gitmo as we speak.
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Shardik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:35 PM
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100. My new BFF
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NorthCarolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:36 PM
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101. I can't stop LMAO. I want to see this clip over, and over, and over and
over again! TFF
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scarface2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 06:56 PM
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172. let me know when the youtube remix is ready!!
should be a winner!
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Milspec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:39 PM
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102. Thinking about the office not the man...
were the hell was the Secret Service, The President (remember the office not the man) should have been covered before the second shoe was out of this guys hand.
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llmart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:09 PM
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119. Or maybe the Secret Service.....
secretly hate his guts.
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moonbatmax Donating Member (290 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:35 PM
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132. No Kidding!
What I noticed was how the thrower had time to reach down for the second shoe.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 05:03 PM
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140. I was thinking the same thing - where the hell was the Secret Service
If that had been a gun or a grenade Bush would've been a dead man.

Don't want to take a shoe for the president?

Glad we all got a great chuckle out of this, but I want to see better protection from the Service with Obama coming in to office next month.
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 08:39 PM
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188. Quick thinking Secret Service...
"Hah, hah. It's just a shoe. Damn, he missed. Must keep a straight face... Must keep a straight face. Oh hell! Here comes another one! Oh God this is funny. Must laugh. NOOOOooooo....."

Bites down on own tounge. Mouth full of bood. Grimaces. Lips sealed. Manages with extreme difficulty to fake a look of great concern, taking one for his President.

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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:40 PM
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103. That guy deserves a gold medal!
:woohoo:
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:43 PM
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106. .....or the Cy Young award.
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NBachers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 12:12 AM
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222. Or the Barry Zito award
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 08:04 PM
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180. Why, he missed, twice!
He'll have to live with bronze. Ooooh. Could the shoes be bronzed, you think?
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 08:31 AM
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231. BEFORE or AFTER they're thrown?
So much for Shit-fer-Brains' "victory lap."
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:41 PM
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104. The guy threw 2 perfect strikes
Gotta give Bush credit for a couple of moves.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:41 PM
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105. Bush should thank his lucky stars
that the thrower didn't have access to any of Sarah Palin's stiletto's.

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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:47 PM
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108. That's just a sad sad statement of the Bush years in the White House
I mean figuratively speaking how many times have we sat in front of the TV and want to throw something at Bush like a Shoe or something.
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proust78 Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:48 PM
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109. Plenty of experience with flying shoes as former male cheerleader
no biggie!
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 03:55 PM
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113. Dang, just missed
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:04 PM
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115. BWAHAHA!! I want to see a clip of that...
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Willo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:06 PM
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116. Inches away from being the best video ever
Edited on Sun Dec-14-08 04:06 PM by WIllo
~Sigh~ So close. So darn close.

That second shoe had soooo much potential!
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Aslanspal Donating Member (303 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:06 PM
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117. First impression
Anybody notice:

How slow security was?

no one covered the shoe or removed shoe...could have had explosives.

humor: ball one....strike one on Maliki
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exman Donating Member (116 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:16 PM
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121. shoes fly, ? don't bother me.
:woohoo: :applause:
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Wizard777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:17 PM
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122. How do you loop that and make it a screen saver?
:rofl:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:31 PM
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129. I want to put it on tape and give it out as a Christmas gift
:rofl:
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Ex Lurker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:18 PM
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124. All the schadenfreund on this thread is not unexpected. However, this was
an epic fail on the part of his security team, and that's no laughing matter. It is to be remembered that in another month this same Secret Service will be protecting a guy most DU'ers like.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:32 PM
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:24 PM
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126. I'll say this much for Bush

...nice reaction time.

I didn't think he could move that quickly.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 08:10 PM
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181. Yeah...he's pretty cool at "ducking those hits." Best P-Resident ever for
"Ducking Hits." :rofl:
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:27 PM
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127. k
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tomreedtoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:30 PM
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128. Guys, you're misinterpreting the gesture.
The journalist believed that Bush was the backwoods bumpkin that he appears to be every time he opens his mouth. He seriously thought Bush was the less-intelligent friend of Opie Taylor, who walked around Mayberry or Crawford barefoot. He wanted to give him shoes to wear!

His miscalculation was in thinking that Bush would know how to put on shoes once he had them.
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:37 PM
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133. what's that saying? . . . "never look a gift horse in the mouth?" . . .
too bad they weren't horseshoes . . .
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soupkitchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:35 PM
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131. Et Shu Brute
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Puglover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:44 PM
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135. A waste of good shoes.
Cat shit would have been a better choice IMO.
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Submariner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 04:51 PM
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137. Dubya made his Mom and Pop proud
I'm glad they are still around to see how their son and the Bush name is perceived by the world.....like dirt.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 05:00 PM
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139. *PIC* The other shoe "dropping" *ACTION PIC*


In this image from APTN video, an man throws a shoe at President George W. Bush during a news conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, in Baghdad. The man threw two shoes at Bush, one after another. Bush ducked both throws, and neither man was hit.
(AP Photo/APTN)
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 05:04 PM
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141. did you see the video? This guy should get the Medal of Freedom
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 05:10 PM
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142. a liberators welcome
Time to pony up defense funds for the tosser...
Hope he don't end up in gitmo...
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 05:10 PM
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143. THROWER had been KIDNAPPED, tTORTURED, released as a journalist.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 05:28 PM
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153. Jeez...I would think
the meaning/custom of throwing shoes in the Arab world, and the fact that this guy was a reporter, would be kind of relevant to the story.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 05:11 PM
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144. That guy's now got a lot of friends in Iraq.
He fucked up his life to make a political point, one that will go down in history. Hats off!
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flyingfysh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 01:04 PM
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242. He's made himself the most popular guy in Iraq
Everyone will now watch his news reports.
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makinguphumans Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 05:11 PM
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145. Quick reflexes on the part of Bush.
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makinguphumans Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 05:12 PM
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146. Video here:
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 05:25 PM
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152. I gotta say, that was a pretty good dodge
The deer-in-headlights wait for the second one less so..
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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 05:20 PM
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149. Hahahaha...
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mrbarber Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 05:22 PM
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150. Haha
Classic.
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ptolle Donating Member (423 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 05:51 PM
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156. security
I'm thinking in a somewhat cynical way that it's good thing the Secret Service was on the job and just wrestled the guy down and hustled him away, if they had subbed security out to Blackwater who might have gone full rock and roll on the whole room we could have had a full-blown insurgency on our hands once again.
You'd think the twit would have better things to do than to try to stage some semi-grandiose triumphal farewell tour through a country he's destroyed.I'm surprised he could get the time off from the 11th hour fire sale of resources he's running for the benefit of friends in big oil/energy.
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 06:01 PM
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157. Whack-A-Bush! A world-unifying event whose time has come!
:thumbsup:

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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 06:02 PM
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158. Quite Possibly The SINGLE GREATES THING EVER POSTED On The Internets!
:rofl:
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appleannie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 06:17 PM
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160. Shoethrower saying "You are lower than shit". That is what that means.
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cureautismnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 06:26 PM
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161. He should have used Shaquille O'Neal's shoes.
Size 22.

:rofl:
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 10:23 PM
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207. Or these....
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 06:27 PM
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162. I laughed from a'healthy' place! LMAO!!
:P
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mahina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 06:28 PM
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163. Pity he missed.
K & R and prayers for the guy.
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kitty1 Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 06:31 PM
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164. Shrub was just waiting for the other shoe to drop.....
how metaphorical is that.
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 06:34 PM
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165. Wow!!! I would have loved to have seen that.
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 06:41 PM
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166. Too bad the guy wasn't a better pitcher...
and that it wasn't a ski boot. :evilgrin:



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The abyss Donating Member (930 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 06:43 PM
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167. Dana with a black eye!
I want a picture of Dana with a black eye! Ive searched, havent found one yet.

Really too bad the melee didnt go further. But then again the revolution probably will not be televised.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 06:46 PM
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168. MY HERO
I WILL LOVE HIM UNTIL THE END OF MY DAYS
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 08:44 PM
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191. These are a few of my Favorite Things.
Perhaps it is time for a "send old shoes to bu$h" campaign!
We sent rice before the war to the White House ....

That guy is my hero now, too.

Ah, and remember the "go F*ck yourself Mr. Cheney" guy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a5O83gEX-0





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Christa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 06:46 PM
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169. I wish I could send him a brand new pair
the best I can afford, as he deserves it.

I hope he is okay ...
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kitty1 Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 06:47 PM
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170. Nike should use this.... Just do it.....n/t
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kitty1 Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 11:52 PM
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250. It looks like Jay Leno got the same exact idea for his skit tonite ...n/t
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 06:56 PM
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171. He deserves a kick in the Butt
Bush better hide when this is all done
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Don Davis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 07:06 PM
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174. Cheney Claims Shoes Thrown at Bush Were Really Sizes '9' and '11'
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armed_and_liberal Donating Member (78 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 07:18 PM
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176. BIRKENSTOCKISTAN?
AS A RESULT OF THIS INCIDENT, WERE PLANNING AN IMMEDIATE INVASION OF BIRKENSTOCKISTAN .

Isn't that near Cambridge Massachusetts ?
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 07:12 PM
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175. k&r for righteous indignation. n/t
He deserves worse, but the action sums up my feelings for * pretty well.

The United States is a LIBERAL Country.

:dem:

-Laelth
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Deb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 07:28 PM
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178. bush ducks and the American flag gets hit
A typical response from a filthy chicken hawk.

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riverwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 07:34 PM
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179. Muntadar al-Zeidi should get a Pulitzer
What a magnificently symbolic act.

"This is the end!" shouted the man, later identified as Muntadar al-Zeidi, a correspondent for Al-Baghdadia television, an Iraqi-owned station based in Cairo, Egypt.

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JDwho Donating Member (339 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 08:14 PM
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182. N/T and great article at the link.
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fbahrami Donating Member (154 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 08:24 PM
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184. I enjoyed that!
From the YouTube comments:
"The Iraqi journalist who threw the shoe is heard shouting in Arabic, "This is a farewell kiss, you dog.""
I just hope the thrower is not beat up too bad.
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pjt7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 08:33 PM
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185. Dana got a black-eye from a microphone?
K-A-R-M-A.. any-one?

Funny day & let's be honest, Bush is very, very lucky to only have a shoe thrown @ him, from a Country he wrecked.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 08:37 PM
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187. "This is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, dog."
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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 08:35 PM
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186. Too bad the shoe is not lodged up shrub's ass.
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 08:41 PM
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189. Christmas has come early, thank-you shoe throwing man. K&R
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Sewsojm Donating Member (554 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 08:41 PM
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190. Too bad
Too bad Shrub didn't get his teeth knocked out, that guys a true hero!
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tclambert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 08:55 PM
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192. I dind't know John McCain wore size tens.
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smiley Donating Member (602 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 08:59 PM
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193. Republicans will now be pushing for a barefoot world
.
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 09:25 PM
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201. And pregnant, to boot
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Peregrine Took Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 08:59 PM
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194. Wow - what a "sprit's lifter!" I feel like a new woman! Bring it on!
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rrneck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 09:13 PM
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198. Somebody get that guy a brick n/t
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OswegoAtheist Donating Member (440 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 09:29 PM
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202. Maliki didn't even bother reacting.
That's one good thing about standing next to *; if something is thrown, no matter what it is, you know it isn't aimed at you.

Oswego "The Lich King casts Shield of Maliki, adding +2 to AC" Atheist
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dcsmart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 09:40 PM
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203. i hate to say it, but good
he is still the president of the USA and we should all have respect for the Office, if not for the man. with that said, GOOD. to bad they didn't throw something that rhymes with IT.....We have a great country and it is a shame that the world sees us so badly. GB is such a toad. i cannot wait for him to leave...oldly enough, if you check out the newest issue of Playboy, Jan 2009, Christopher Hitchens has an article somewhat supporting George. at least the War....not his entire presidency....which really was his presidency...what else did he do...
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jetphixer Donating Member (126 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 09:44 PM
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204. LOVE IT
Couldn't happen 2 a better person
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 10:03 PM
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205. lol!
He didn't get the memo he was s'pose to throw flowers! At least Bush got the greeting he deserved. :toast:

Julie
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indio55555 Donating Member (144 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 10:34 PM
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210. Maybe he needs on of these.
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AnnieBW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 11:08 PM
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213. I wonder if they made sure that the troops kept their boots on?
Because I'm sure they were soooo pleased to see their Commander in Thief on his farewell tour. :eyes:
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 11:13 PM
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215. Fucking shame he missed.
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wundermaus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 11:30 PM
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217. Merry Christmas, George!
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caseymoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 11:34 PM
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218. Rec & Kick if you think we should send shoes to the White House.

Old worn out ones from the closet.
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mwdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 11:44 PM
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219. He must have had shoes thrown at him by his father, growing up..
he seemed to almost expect it. It must have been how Poppy got his attention as a child.
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 11:55 PM
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220. I see a new video game concept in the works.
:dem:
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John Kerry VonErich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 12:55 AM
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223. I am gonna get chewed big time for this.....
But violence is violence, no matter how you look at it. And this was a violent act. Funny, quite possibly, but not the way anger should be shown. I figure freeperbots and moles are having a field day with this very thread. I can't believe some are condoning this course of action.
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Fedja Donating Member (544 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 02:05 AM
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227. /
No it wasn't, it was a deeply symbolic act.
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 12:40 PM
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238. violence is being kidnapped and tortured
Edited on Mon Dec-15-08 12:45 PM by noiretblu
the reporter who threw his shoes at the mass murderer was kidnapped and tortured. surely you aren't comparing torture and murder to tossing shoes, are you?
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 01:09 AM
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224. A Brave Man!
Hope he isn't brutally treated!
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 03:09 AM
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229. I thought Obama handled Joe The Plumber a lot better than...
Bush handled Omar the Cobbler...
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canaar Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 10:45 AM
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236. What is it with Arabs and shoes anyhow?
Shoe bomber, shoe thrower? Is this some plot to bring down the cobblers and make us all go barefoot? No more shoes in public places?
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 12:11 PM
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237. I'm probably alone in this sentiment, but I don't find it amusing or laudable
Like him or not, and I happen to loathe him, Bush is still the President for another month or so. The guy was a journalist, right? Couldn't he have WRITTEN something extremely critical of Bush? No, he just had to lose his cool and assault him. He must not be much of a journalist.

And for those who say, "Oh well, it was only a SHOE," I've got a size 10 wingtip I'll gladly bounce off your head, and see if it hurts. Watch the BBC video -- the guy didn't just lob the shoe; he fired it.

Violence is never the answer. I hope this "journalist" is punished. I'm sure he already has been.

Bake
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 12:45 PM
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239. he started an illegal was in this man's country
this man was kidnapped and tourtured because of the pResident bush. perhaps he and the rest of the people in iraq have been punished enough. on the other hand, bush has yet to be punished for his crimes.
a million shoes should be thrown at him.
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Sewsojm Donating Member (554 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 12:56 PM
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240. And how many
And how many people would actually get to read anything an Iraqi journalist wrote, I applaud this "Journalist" for what he did, its just a shame Shrub didn't get his teeth knocked out!!
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 12:59 PM
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241. BBC article quotes from DU
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7783325.stm

The only thing we'll miss about * is the comic entertainment value. :rofl:
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 02:05 PM
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243. JUST DO IT!
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flyingfysh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 05:25 PM
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245. when we Americans see Bush, we say...
Shoo! Shoo!
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bagrman Donating Member (889 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 05:28 PM
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246. We should all send * an old shoe.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 06:30 PM
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247. OK, now I know what this story is about
The guy is lucky he didn't get his ass shot on the spot.
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kitty1 Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 11:50 PM
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249. Jay Leno used my idea about the Nike ad;..... just do it..... .
I'm just hoping it was from the submission I made on this thread Sunday nite.
I wrote the Nike should use this ....Just do it..... and it looks like they did.
Probably just a coincidence but who knows huh?
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