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Killarney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:06 AM
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RNC's online ad lets you pretend to kill Muslims
http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped... /
Time to put the joy stick away, Mr. President. Republican National Committee is running an ad on Internet video game site that lets player act like cartoon President Bush killing terrorists who have invaded White House.
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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:12 AM
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1. Got to keep the base happy!
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FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:14 AM
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2. At this point, if the "invaders" promised not to harm the building
itself, I would go play some other video game. One without guns.

I take it no Muslims will vote for Shrub this time for sure?
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bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:14 AM
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3. this calls for
a smiley face head exploding. (That's what I feel like).

But I didn't see any. I may make one.

:grr:



(MAY DAY protest - see activism forum)
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:17 AM
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4. It's probably stereotypical using Arabic looking people
What is with the Republican party's fascination in using Arabs as terrorists. What about using the KKK? Or how about Kach members? How about using Christian Reconstructionists as terrorists? They want to overthrow the government, execute anyone who does not agree with them, and establish a theocracy. That sounds just like Al Qaeda, doesn't it?
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MikeG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:54 AM
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5. How about a game that lets us poke W in the ass with a pitchfork?
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:00 AM
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6. Miniclip.com
I think the title of the game is bush shoot. The terrorists are completely covered and one cannot tell their ethnic background, at least that is how it is on level one.

Pretty stupid game, really. Bush did have a rather hapless look on his face as he reloaded his weapon.

I only saw one popup during the brief minute I was there. It was a "should we stay the course in Iraq" popup.
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:01 AM
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7. This actually isn't as bad as it seems (I did some digging)
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 10:03 AM by eyesroll
The site, miniclip.com, has a bunch of video games. This is a very typical games site, with games ranging from shooters to word games, chess to action-adventure. Some are even for kids.

One of them is called "Bush shootout." It's rated 14+. I played a round (super-crappy interface). The "terrorists" are completely covered from head to toe in green (military?) guard -- you can see their eyes. You really can't tell what they look like. They're non-descript.

The RNC ad did not pop up on the Bush Shootout page (a National Guard ad did) when I played. I don't know if the RNC advertises only on that page, or on the Chess or the puzzle pages. I think this is pretty shrewd marketing, though -- if the RNC wants to target men under 30, they've found a place.

On edit: They have a Bush-Kerry boxing game. (Cartoon Kerry just beat up Cartoon Bush! The ad there was for Yahoo hosting.)
http://www.miniclip.com/knockout.htm
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