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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:07 PM
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Bush gets beaned playing cricket in Pakistan


http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/news/article.adp?id=20060304...

After a day of meetings, Bush rolled up his shirt sleeves Saturday afternoon and headed out to the lawn of the U.S. Embassy to play the baseball-like sport with Pakistani students.

He took his turn at bat after a few pointers from Shahryar Khan, chairman of Pakistan's Cricket Board, and Inzamam-ul-Haq, captain of Pakistan's Cricket Team.

Bush took three practice swings with the bat, which is flat on one side and humped on the other. He pretended to knock dirt from his shoes like a baseball player stepping up to the plate, then strode up to the wickets for a few swings.

The president connected with the first pitch, was hit in the shoulder by the second one, and sent a third ball sailing into a tree.

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TheBaldyMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:11 PM
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1. FYI in the English ITN evening news they showed the clip and the
news anchors were trying desparately not to burst out laughing.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:12 PM
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2. LOL
How funny.
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:13 PM
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3. Sounds like he has a good chance of winning...
...the Upper Class Twit of the Year Award!

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Panda1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:22 PM
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4. He's so embarrassing
Is the pitcher still alive?

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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:22 PM
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5. Sticky Wickett?
I am waiting for * to try polo.
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USA_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:22 PM
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6. corked by a yorker ...
... as the British would say
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:25 PM
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7. Damn, the guy was aiming at his Head! I guess he gets a free ride to GITMO
Looks like they are using a tennis ball for this stupid Photo Opp.

http://cdn.news.aol.com/aolnews_photos/06/01/2006030413...

I guess the figured they didn't want him to wear the Helmet, trying to avoid the
Michael Dukakis helmet photo thing.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:49 PM
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8. it was an F'n Tennis Ball...
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Panda1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:23 PM
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11. You're right
Chickenshit couldn't even deal with real balls.



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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:56 PM
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9. How about a go at rugby?
Could be great fun to watch.

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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:02 PM
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13. He cheated @ that too


at my college we would have kicked the crap out of him .... even if he was on our team ....
chickenshit asshole
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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:57 PM
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14. It can't be an illegal hit
If the president does it, it is not illegal.
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Panda1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:00 PM
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10. Another angle
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:58 PM
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12. I hope it hurt
yes INDEED
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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:28 PM
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15. Speaking of cricket
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1438380....

ISLAMABAD: Police on Saturday detained former cricketer Imran Khan at his Islamabad home and arrested dozens of supporters from his party to block a rally against US president George W Bush's visit.

Among the few who gathered to join the protest march to Islamabad from Rawalpindi, police beat and arrested at least 16 people who were chanting slogans against Bush and Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf.

Police ordered a handful of other demonstrators to go home or face arrest.

In Karachi, a total of about 500 people gathered at small rallies, chanting, "Killer of Afghans George Bush," and "Killer of Iraq George Bush." One banner read, "How much more blood you want Uncle Sam?"

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