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The Bastard1 Donating Member (112 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:19 AM
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State Department Condemns Rice Cartoons


And they had this to say about the cartoon,

We encourage development of a free press but along with those freedoms come certain responsibilities, a State Department spokesman told the Times. Secretary Rice is focused on doing her job. She knows that the United States is doing the right thing.


But this is what the State Department said about the cartoons of Allah a few months back,

While we share the offense that Muslims have taken at these images, we at the same time vigorously defend the right of individuals to express points of view . . . Freedom of expression is at the core of our democracy, and it is something that we have shed blood and treasure around the world to defend, and we will continue to do so,


I guess its only freedom of the press when youre making fun of the other guy.


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eFriendly Donating Member (260 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:22 AM
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1. Sounds like. . .
the cartoon has struck a nerve. :D
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:42 AM
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13. I think so, too:
It's all fun and such until you draw the SecState as being "hippy." Cross that line, and Bolton's after ya (and you know that stink don't wash off.)
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:23 AM
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2. Nice catch! Nom! nt
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:26 AM
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3. If State hadn't made the condemnation....
I never would have seen the cartoon. My tax dollars at work!

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electropop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:38 AM
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11. Excellent cartoon!
Love it! I appreciate the Governemnt pointing this one out.
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Lifelong Protester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:49 PM
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22. same for me! N/t
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:26 AM
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4. So the thing to say is...
While we share the offense that (neo-cons and other Repubublicans) have taken at these images, we at the same time vigorously defend the right of individuals to express points of view . . . Freedom of expression is at the core of our democracy, and it is something that we have shed blood and treasure around the world to defend, and we will continue to do so,


There, that should do it. :hi:
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:31 AM
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5. What's written in Arabic
top right hand corner ?. Anyone got any ideas ?
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:34 AM
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7. Nobody knows. Turns out, all our Arabic translators were gay. n/t
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:40 AM
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12. YOMANK
That was a doozy! :rofl:
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:34 AM
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18. And we don't want homos translating for us
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The Bastard1 Donating Member (112 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:35 AM
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8. This is what it says in Arabic
"Rice speaks about the birth of a new Middle East," in reference to the secretary's recent remarks about the "birth pangs" of the region."

It's in the link to the article from the original post. Sorry, should have included it.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:43 AM
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14. Thanks for that note
makes it even funnier. Dread to think what would have happened if he'd looked like a pig instead of a chimp.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:46 AM
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15. On a scale of 1-10, I rate the offensiveness of the cartoon at 4.5
That's worthy of rolling your eyeballs at it and releasing a deep sigh.

Anything under an offensiveness level of 8 is not worthy of a press release.



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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:33 AM
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6. Is Condi pregnant with a monkey wearing a Yarmulke?
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shain from kane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:37 AM
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10. Get the catcher's mitt. Birth pangs are starting. n/t
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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:36 AM
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9. What's good for the goose is good for the gander!
Never send your "wife" to do a man's job!
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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:46 AM
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16. poor Condi - she's a mess. She's in way over her head
she's certainly no expert in diplomacy, the middle east, democracies, the political system, makeup, or even the proper use of Pink Lady No Lye Relaxer.

She can't fix any of those things, so of course a little cartoon is something she can "focus on". She just continues to prove that she was promoted several levels above her competence.

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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:33 AM
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17. It's a monkey cause it's Bush's baby.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:37 AM
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19. She gets no respect because she has earned
zero respect with us or with people abroad... She reaps what she sows....

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Carla in Ca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:40 AM
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25. Right on.
She is bad for us, bad for the world. Keep those Condi cartoons coming!


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Mr_Jefferson_24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:49 AM
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20. She's a nasty piece of work...
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:49 AM
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21. "We encourage development of a free press. . .
. . . but along with those freedoms come certain responsibilities." Hmmm! What's wrong with this statement.

Well, first there is no precondition to a press being free. It's either free or it isn't. If it is truly free, and there are no conditions, then there are no "certain responsibilities."

Secondly, if you believe that these conditions must exist, then you DON'T encourage the development of a free press.

So, the State Dept. is both stupid and they lied.
The Professor
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:51 PM
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23. That's the consequences of pandering to bushco's fundy base,
using code words like "birth pangs".
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MsMagnificent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 02:20 PM
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26. Just ran across this biblical quote: Thessalonians
While people are saying, 'Peace and safety,' destruction will come on them suddenly, as labour pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape ... Thessalonians 5:3

Still on their State-sponsored road to Armegeddon, and can't --or don't care to-- hide their metaphors :puke:
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:01 AM
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24. Someone at the State Dept. has WAAY too much free time.
With everything going on in the world right now,
why is ANYONE at State wasting precious time issuing
statements about frickin' CARTOONS?
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FUGW Donating Member (237 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 02:23 PM
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27. "She knows that the United States is doing the right thing.
No matter what the fact are.
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