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Author Topic: Can you throw a shoe at Bush?  (Read 8107 times)

PhilB66

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Can you throw a shoe at Bush?
« on: December 17, 2008, 07:14:11 AM »
Yes You Can!  :D

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Re: Can you throw a shoe at Bush?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2008, 07:31:45 AM »
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Re: Can you throw a shoe at Bush?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2008, 07:35:54 AM »

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Re: Can you throw a shoe at Bush?
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2008, 07:53:51 AM »
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Thanks for posting the link justice.

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Re: Can you throw a shoe at Bush?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2008, 08:28:33 AM »
wow, I must be lame, I hit him on the first try... I bet I can't do that again. Though now I have something to do while I wait until I have to leave for my finals at school
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Re: Can you throw a shoe at Bush?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2008, 08:48:20 AM »
Shoes are symbolic. Khrushchev is probably remembered more for banging his shoe at the U.N. than many other things. This is especially ironic now that Bush is turning every leaf in an attempt to be remembered as a "liberator" rather than war monger. The shoes have voted!

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Re: Can you throw a shoe at Bush?
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2008, 08:51:02 AM »
I found this rather humorous. Sending shoes to bush as a gesture and then telling him what charities will take them!

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Re: Can you throw a shoe at Bush?
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2008, 08:56:55 AM »
wow, I must be lame, I hit him on the first try... I bet I can't do that again. Though now I have something to do while I wait until I have to leave for my finals at school

I saw the video of the actual incident last night - what impressed me the most was the accuracy of the Iraqi reporter's throw! Both attempts were right on target. Not sure of the actual distances involved, but I'm not sure I could have done that  :o
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Re: Can you throw a shoe at Bush?
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2008, 11:10:49 AM »
wow, I must be lame, I hit him on the first try... I bet I can't do that again. Though now I have something to do while I wait until I have to leave for my finals at school

I saw the video of the actual incident last night - what impressed me the most was the accuracy of the Iraqi reporter's throw! Both attempts were right on target. Not sure of the actual distances involved, but I'm not sure I could have done that  :o
He's probably used to throwing rocks.

While I'm no fan of Bush and find the whole incident a bit funny, I still think it was a wrong thing to do.
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Re: Can you throw a shoe at Bush?
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2008, 12:48:08 PM »
wow, I must be lame, I hit him on the first try... I bet I can't do that again. Though now I have something to do while I wait until I have to leave for my finals at school

I saw the video of the actual incident last night - what impressed me the most was the accuracy of the Iraqi reporter's throw! Both attempts were right on target. Not sure of the actual distances involved, but I'm not sure I could have done that  :o
He's probably used to throwing rocks.

While I'm no fan of Bush and find the whole incident a bit funny, I still think it was a wrong thing to do.

Absolutely - don't take my comment the wrong way - I thought it was an idiotic and tacky thing to do (but I'm still impressed by his aim  ;))!
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Re: Can you throw a shoe at Bush?
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2008, 04:53:53 PM »
Remember what the Iraqis did after toppling Saddam's statue? Shoeing is considered the ultimate insult in Arab culture, a sign of contempt.

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Re: Can you throw a shoe at Bush?
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2008, 05:07:59 PM »
Remember what the Iraqis did after toppling Saddam's statue? Shoeing is considered the ultimate insult in Arab culture, a sign of contempt.

It's very insulting in Asia as well. I understand the "statement" that the man was trying to make, I'm just not sure that he accomplished anything in making the statement. But then, I'm not Iraqi and can't imagine the Iraqi peoples' frustration. I do begrudge the fact that he appears to have wasted a perfectly good pair of shoes... tut, tut.
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Re: Can you throw a shoe at Bush?
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2008, 08:53:17 PM »
It's very insulting in Asia as well. I understand the "statement" that the man was trying to make...

It's time to put a sock in it!


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Re: Can you throw a shoe at Bush?
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2008, 11:26:55 PM »
If you would put my sock in it, it would be a weapon of mass destruction...and Bush would actually be happy with that, because then he had the proof that the whole war was legit and that he is a "liberator".  ;)

Well, he will go into history as a "liberator" anyway...how many US citizens did he "liberate" from (most of) their money anyway?  :(

Read a quite interesting piece from Dana Blankenhorn on how the "Broken window theory" from an mayor of New York (Rudy Giuliani) can be used for the Wallstreet Stock Exchange.

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Re: Can you throw a shoe at Bush?
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2008, 05:57:15 AM »
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[Shades]: If you would put my sock in it, it would be a weapon of mass destruction...and Bush would actually be happy with that, because then he had the proof that the whole war was legit and that he is a "liberator". Well, he will go into history as a "liberator" anyway...how many US citizens did he "liberate" from (most of) their money anyway?

Ha!  ;D  Thanks for the Dana Blankenhorn link. I was unaware he had a site, and that piece is particularly informative. Dissecting how Madoff made off with everyone's cash will be the subject of many documentaries. And yet the SEC was told on several occassions that Madoff's numbers were obviously fixed (he was reporting more profit from trades on any given day than the entire volume in the market for that same day!). His won't be the last Ponzi scheme we see, but maybe it's time to start handing out life sentences to these Wall Street crooks just to send a message that wiping out people's, endowments, charities, and others' wealth is lower than my shoe.

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Re: Can you throw a shoe at Bush?
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2008, 06:00:07 AM »
PS: Don't forget that the Bush Administration was bookended by the Enron scandal and now Madoff and the mortgage insanity. Hoover couldn't top that in his dreams!

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Re: Can you throw a shoe at Bush?
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2008, 07:30:59 AM »
Dissecting how Madoff made off with everyone's cash will be the subject of many documentaries. And yet the SEC was told on several occassions that Madoff's numbers were obviously fixed (he was reporting more profit from trades on any given day than the entire volume in the market for that same day!).

Greed was the motivation behind peoples decision to invest with Mad(e)off. Warning signs were plenty for those willing to look.

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Re: Can you throw a shoe at Bush?
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2008, 08:56:31 AM »
the fact that he appears to have wasted a perfectly good pair of shoes

Any news on whether he got his shoes back or not ... ?   :huh:  :D
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Re: Can you throw a shoe at Bush?
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2008, 08:07:24 PM »