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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 04:17 AM
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LOL! The Missile Defense Agency logo that has righies moaning and crying was designed under Bush
Edited on Sat Feb-27-10 04:35 AM by ck4829
The blogosphere is abuzz over conservatives' charges that a logo being used by the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency looks very much like a fusion of the Muslim crescent moon and star and the Obama campaign logo. Some folks even detected a similarity to the Iranian Space Agency logo.

"New Missile Defense Agency Logo Causes Online Commotion," said the headline on Drudge. Indeed it did. Our pal Frank Gaffney, writing on his blog, expressed alarm. "The Obama administration's determined effort to reduce America's missile defense capabilities initially seemed to be just standard Leftist fare," wrote Gaffney, a senior Pentagon official in the Reagan administration. But "a just-unveiled symbolic action suggests, however, that something even more nefarious is afoot."

Lefty bloggers insisted that the logo meant nothing of the sort, suggesting the right-wingers must have found some particularly high-grade hallucinogens. Well, we thought the conservatives had the better of the argument.

Turns out, however, the "new" logo is not so new. "This was a logo that was developed three years ago for our recruiting materials and our public Web site," MDA spokesman Rick Lehner told our colleague Ed O'Keefe. "It did not replace our official MDA logo, and of course it has no ties to any political campaign. It was done one year before the 2008 elections. So the whole thing is pretty ridiculous." Lehner said the insignia was chosen because it was "cheaper, because it's three colors as opposed to the five colors on the official logo."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

So... this means that Bush is actually a secret agent for TEH ISLAM now, right?
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 04:25 AM
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1. !
Oh, this is rich! So funny. Thanks for posting. Nevertheless, it will be repeated ad nauseum by 'baggers and wingers that the logo really still is an evil secret Obama socialist muslin code thingy.
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 04:37 AM
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2. Has anyone else noticed that lately
when a print media organization runs a story about a thing including a visual element (the recent Chrysler logo/high school logo discussion comes to mind), in particular a photo involved in some controversy or other, the media organization usually doesn't include a photo so readers can draw their own conclusions?

Something is rotten in the state of our media.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 05:11 AM
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4. Ya think?
We have the best media money can buy. It just isn't the people's money buying the media. That's the problem.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 05:10 AM
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3. Teh Islam! LOL
He's Muslin. I knew he wasn't a polyester blend, no matter how plastic he seemed.
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NecklyTyler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 06:00 AM
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5. Missile Defense is an obscene waste of money
This farce of a program that was started back in the late 1950s and has been sucking in money ever since. Nike Zeus, Spartan, ABM, Star Wars, Missile Defense Agency take your pick and watch money go down a rat hole.
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 08:04 AM
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6. It's such a stupid conspiracy theory.
If President Obama had some secret Islamic agenda against the US, why would he advertise it in a military Logo? Stupid Stupid Stupid. :banghead:
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 08:11 AM
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7. Well, that one just got flushed down the toilet
I'm sure they are going back to the drawing board to come up with the next thing to be outraged about.
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-27-10 09:14 AM
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8. K&R for freeper grief! LOL
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