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norml Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:05 AM
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Poll question: Will Dubya Pose for Photos Goofing With a Cricket Bat?
Bush to watch school Boys cricket match

By Samiul Hasan | Saturday, March 04, 2006 11:46 :7 IST
The match is being organised to educate Bush about the game...


KARACHI: American President George W. Bush will watch a cricket match between school boys in Islamabad today and Pakistan cricket captain Inzamam-ul Haq has been specially invited to witness the game.
A Pakistan Cricket Board spokesman confirmed that Inzamam had been extended an invitation by the American Embassy for the cricket match that will be played in the American Embassy compound this afternoon.
The spokesman further said vice-captain Younis Khan, opener Salman Butt and PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan have also been extended an invitation. "The match is being organised to educate Bush about the game and Inzamam is one of the four Pakistan cricket team members who will explain the format of this sport. South Asia is cricket-mad and the game is more or less
like baseball that is very popular in United States," the PCB spokesperson.
In a pre-South Asian tour briefing in Washington, Bush had said to a question that he was a "cricket match person". "I'm a cricket match person. As I understand it, I may have a little chance to learn something about cricket. It's a great pastime," he had said.


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http://www.cybernoon.com/DisplayArticle.asp?section=fro...

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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mark11727 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:16 AM
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1. Yes, wearing either a cowboy hat or a "43" baseball cap...
:evilgrin:
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:25 AM
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2. No, they'll show him watching the match, sipping from this mug:


I don't know what this means.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:32 AM
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19. That's a W.G. Grace mug
too funny.
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:02 AM
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20. Thank you.
Now I know who W.G. Grace is.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:13 AM
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21. The legend of English cricket
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:16 AM
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22. I just read the article at Wikipedia.
He seems to have a lot of Babe Ruth qualities.
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:30 AM
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3. AP Breaking:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:41 AM
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12. No doubt he will follow the monkey
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 03:42 AM by malaise
and hold it backwards or he could hold it like a baseball player :rofl:


add smiley
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Peter Frank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:05 AM
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16. Friggin' funny BuyingThyme :) - Check this out...
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 04:05 AM by Peter Frank

Your picture also looks like a chimp trying to chainsaw through a cannonball!

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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:54 AM
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17. Cannonball sawing is common among Pakistan's elite.
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 05:48 AM by BuyingThyme
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leatherfeather Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:33 AM
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4. He will do photo op.
"This is the strangest way I ever seen to whack grasshoppers!!"
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:38 AM
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5. DUH-bya will knock himself out with a cricket bat.
I can dream, can't I?
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leatherfeather Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:49 AM
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6. That might work the wrong way.
He might knock a sliver of brain to the side that thinks.

OK...LOL Just kiddin...
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brettdale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:58 AM
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7. HOWZAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
With any luck, Bush*t will be asked to face, Shobia Atkar without a helmet.

Im guessing only a few people would understand the above comment.
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Random_Australian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:03 AM
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8. I do! Oi! Oi! Oi!
Is that a typo though I have always seen it spelt Shoab Ahktar...

I'd give a great deal to see Shoab & the other fast bowlers have an over of beamers at Bush, then convince him it was all part of the game... heh heh heh...
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brettdale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:06 AM
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9. Opps bad spelling
My mistake, yep, have Ahktar, Brett Lee and Shane Bond all send beamers down.
Bush*t wont know what struck him.
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:20 AM
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10. I'll just assume this Shobia fellow is some sort of cricket star,
for the sake of the joke. That's funny.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:49 AM
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14. Akhtar is known as the

Rawlpindi Express
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norml Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:38 AM
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11. Rooboy posted this about Imran Khan, on another thread of mine in LBN.
Bush visit 'prompts Imran Khan's house arrest'

For most of you DUers who don't follow cricket, Imran Khan is one of the sport's biggest legends. This would be something akin to putting Michael Jordan under house arrest (and that's not an exaggeration)

There are reports Pakistani police have placed opposition politician and former cricket legend Imran Khan under house arrest.

A spokeman for Mr Khan says the arrest comes ahead of a planned protest against the visit of US President George W Bush.

Saifullah Khan Nyazee, a spokesman for Mr Khan's Movement for Justice party told AFP, Mr Khan was leaving a friend's house in the early hours of Saturday when police served him with a detention order.

Mr Nyazee said police then drove Mr Khan to his house overlooking a lake near Islamabad and around a dozen policemen were standing guard to stop him leading the planned rally in nearby Rawalpindi.

Meanwhile anti-United States Islamist parties have promised more protests as Mr Bush prepares to round off a South Asian tour.

Mr Bush has been urging President General Pervez Musharraf to do more in the war on terrorism.

Mr Bush arrived in Islamabad a day after a suicide car bomber killed an American diplomat and two other people outside the US consulate in the southern city of Karachi.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200603/s1584045.ht...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:53 AM
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15. Imran is way more than a cricketer
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 04:14 AM by malaise
he is an Oxbridge trained political scientist and is profoundly anti-Bush.

http://www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-235/06030155461912...

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1641579,00130210...
Add link
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:46 AM
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13. hehehehehhee
You mean Shoaib Akhtar? Here he fells the triple world record holder.

I would pay to see him bowl at Bush. That would be priceless.
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zippy890 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:29 AM
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18. funny poll -
photo-op bubblemonkey president

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:16 AM
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23. The PCB has called up the big guns
http://www.dawn.com/2006/03/04/top7.htm

Former captain Imran Khan must be fuming. Oh yes he is fuming. Will try to find a link with his comments about locking up the opposition while talking about democracy.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:24 AM
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24. Bush Cricket -this is great
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:31 AM
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25. OMFG -Here he is bowling


<snip>
Bush bowled and batted several times on a practice cricket pitch set up on the grounds of the U.S. embassy in the capital of cricket-mad Pakistan, as students from the Islamabad College for Boys and the private school Schola Nova, who included girls, looked on and encouraged him.

He got a quick lesson on how to hold the bat from Shaharyar Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board.

"He's telling me the difference between baseball and cricket," said Bush, a former owner of a Texas baseball team.
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norml Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:00 AM
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26. In Pakistan, Bush Tries Hand at Cricket
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 10:34 AM by norml
In Pakistan, Bush Tries Hand at Cricket

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Mar. 4, 2006
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


(AP)








(AP) A game of cricket is good for U.S.-Pakistani relations, but that's about as far as it goes. President Bush says baseball is where his heart is.

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.

"Put something on that thing," Bush called out to the bowler, the equivalent of a pitcher in baseball. "Do I have my elbow right?"


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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/03/04/ap/politics/m...
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:49 AM
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27. hahahahhaha
He dropped the bat in soft ball cricket. Can't wait for The Guardian's take on this circus. Cricket makes for great political analogies. Damn the keeper is laughing :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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norml Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:28 AM
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30. Bush hit by bouncer, fooled by googly in Pakistan
Batter up!

Bush hit by bouncer, fooled by googly in Pakistan

Posted: Saturday March 4, 2006 6:22PM; Updated: Saturday March 4, 2006 6:28PM


President Bush batted several times on a practice pitch set up on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy in the capital of Pakistan.
AP


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- President Bush says baseball is where his heart is, but a friendly game of cricket is good for U.S.-Pakistani relations.

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. He pretended to knock dirt from his shoes like a baseball player stepping to the plate, then strode to the wickets for a few swings.

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


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http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/more/03/04/bush.c...
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:07 AM
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31. Don't know if you know that a googly
is the prize ball for a leg spin bowler(ball deceives batsman and moves from leg to off stump). How ironic that the king of spin would be so deceived. Of course it's tres appropriate since Pakistan's most famous cricketer, Imran Khan was under house arrest while the morons were talking about democracy.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/pakistan/Story/0,,1723935,00....

The tennis ball will not be missed either

http://www.dawn.com/2006/03/05/top8.htm
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brettdale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:37 PM
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28. What a wimp
Why the heck is he using a tennis ball, what a wimp!!!!!!!!!!

They should of used a real cricket ball.
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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:41 PM
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29. here's one


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