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I really tried not to laugh because this really was the utmost disrespect (according to Iraqi culture). So Pres. Bush was in Baghdad today for a surprise visit. And during a press conference, an Iraqi journalist hauled off and threw both his shoes at Bush's head. Check it. Sidenote: Did Bush play football? Dude was dodging those shoes with serious skill. Now if this was Barack, would Michelle have had to cut somebody?

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YBF I think this is the most

YBF I think this is the most disrepect in any country, especially here, that compares to getting spit in the face, except those shoes look like they would knock him out for a couple of days. Is the Secret Service on vacation. How the hell they allowed not 1 shoe, but 2 shoes be thrown at him and they took their time to get him. I betcha one of his guards paid the journalist to do it and said we will give you 30 seconds start.
Triple T's picture

[quote

[quote comment="337639"][quote comment="337357"]Just a comment on the checks and balances system. While all branches are to be blames to an extent, there is only so much the other branches can do when the President gives himself power. For example, wiretapping. The executive branch needed a court order to do that, but the President took it upon himself to grant himself the right to do that. In a situation like this, the courts cannot do anything unless suit is filed. Even if suit is filed, the courts have no enforcement power, i.e. the President can do whatever he wants. Anothe line of defense is the legislative branch. To make a new law would be redundant, because the law in place stated that he was supposed to get the ok from the court set up for that purpose. Since he blantantly defied the law, he could be impeached. However, because of the frivilous and partisan way in which impeachment was used in '98, some lawmakers are wary of stirring that pot again. Essentially, in this scenario, you have a president wielding unchecked. The only checks he has are in the same branch with him, and if they are not yes men, the they are "you're fired, or you need to resign" men. Regardless of whether or not there have been any other attacks, to let someone, or one branch, be the final starter and finisher is in defiance of our Constitution, and something we should not tolerate. Now, Bush has set a precedent, meaning that future presidents will feel they are promised the same rights. It will be interesting to see if future leaders give up these liberties. Thinking back to all the blunders of the past eight years, do we really want this one branch making decisions alone, without any supervision? It is easy to say no now, but new age McCarthyism can have many faces, maybe one that resembles your own.[/quote] See with that, a suit WAS filed. The ACLU filed a suit when the Patriot act was first enacted.The Supreme Court has the right to say whether or not the law is constitutional.The president is not able to enforce a law that is stricken by the Supreme Court. I don't think he should be impeached for his actions because he acted in the best interest of all of us. Unfortunately, September 11 changed the world as we knew it. Terrorist were not only threatening to attack the US, they were successful. To me, the phrase "freedom isn't free" means that in order to enjoy some freedoms, such as free speach, the right to bear arms, and the right to peaceful assembly, we have to give up others.If a suspected terrorist is even THINKING about another 9/11, I want to know everything about him. From his mother's maiden name to how often he gets his teeth cleaned. And just some food for thought,McCarty was a senator, not a president[/quote] I am very aware that McCarthy was a senator. My point was that "terrorism" or anything like it, can turn into a modern day search for communists or a modern day witch hunt. When powers go unchecked (whether in the executive branch or outside of it) the issue of who we should be searching becomes vulnerable to the whims of those who may have other things in mind (that we are unaware of) besides our safety. I have no problem with being safe, but I don't trust one person or one branch alone to determine what safe means. We forget that in most cases the President's job is not to create laws, but to enforce them. If Congress has passed a law saying what you can and cannot do, the President ,constitutionally, should abide by that law (unless they use the tried and true signing statement to say something "defies" their constitutional role; Bush has used this several times). President Bush did not abide by that law. In addition, the President technically can enforce a law that the Supreme Court has stricken. The Supreme Court as we know it today is a branch held by precedent, not by a large constitutional framework like the other two branches. All things aside, frankly, I do not completely trust someone to define "safety" when they have repeatedly lied to the American people. If we are not careful, we will have given so much "freedom" away that there is none left. Back to the issue at hand: To reiterate the sentiments of others, despite President Bush's trangressions he is still the President of the United states, and should be treated with some respect. The Iraqi man/reporter could have said everything he said without "shoe-ting." And... Bush was duckin and dodgin like nobody's business! lol
J.A.S's picture

[quote comment="338605"]Its

[quote comment="338605"]Its funny, because I'm sure if that was Obama that this happened to you wouldn't have thought it was so funny! He's the president of the US, have some respect...[/quote] Bitch have you been living under a rock for the past 8 years. When President Obama won the election people around the WORLD were celebrating. How many more Iraqi people, Afghan, American soldiers, Canadian soldiers have to die???? YOU PROBLY VOTED FOR HIM TWICE!!!
NOW U KNOW!'s picture

[quote comment="338605"]Its

[quote comment="338605"]Its funny, because I'm sure if that was Obama that this happened to you wouldn't have thought it was so funny! He's the president of the US, have some respect...[/quote] Oh please!! Is u sleeping with him? Is he yur daddy??
Negrita's picture

This was damn HILARIOUS!!!

This was damn HILARIOUS!!! Ol' Hisrabbibi should NOT have missed thoe!! Just a few inches more...off by TWO DAMN INCHES....MILLIMETERS really!! Woulda made my day if the size-10 heel 'BLOOP', just hit him right inna him face!!! THAT woulda been funny!!! :D
WestIndiePrincess's picture

Its funny, because I'm sure

Its funny, because I'm sure if that was Obama that this happened to you wouldn't have thought it was so funny! He's the president of the US, have some respect...
niki's picture

ROTFFFFF....I heard this on

ROTFFFFF....I heard this on the radio yesterday. Oh man ::adds to facebook::
Joja86's picture

imagine if that shoe actually

imagine if that shoe actually did pop him up side the head? now THAT would have been news.
Mademoiselle Kiki......Engaged!!!! (Yes, he did!)'s picture

@ J.A.S. The government is

@ J.A.S. The government is corrupt, point blank.
Ara's picture

[quote comment="337053"]Nice!

[quote comment="337053"]Nice! He's 8 years too late and it could have been a grenade...LOL[/quote] LMAO!.......that was the funniest chit I have seen in years! It was disrespectful though. At least they didn't throw panties!
WTF?'s picture

Bush continues to humiliate

Bush continues to humiliate this country and run it straight into the ground.
chaka1's picture

[quote comment="337357"]Just

[quote comment="337357"]Just a comment on the checks and balances system. While all branches are to be blames to an extent, there is only so much the other branches can do when the President gives himself power. For example, wiretapping. The executive branch needed a court order to do that, but the President took it upon himself to grant himself the right to do that. In a situation like this, the courts cannot do anything unless suit is filed. Even if suit is filed, the courts have no enforcement power, i.e. the President can do whatever he wants. Anothe line of defense is the legislative branch. To make a new law would be redundant, because the law in place stated that he was supposed to get the ok from the court set up for that purpose. Since he blantantly defied the law, he could be impeached. However, because of the frivilous and partisan way in which impeachment was used in '98, some lawmakers are wary of stirring that pot again. Essentially, in this scenario, you have a president wielding unchecked. The only checks he has are in the same branch with him, and if they are not yes men, the they are "you're fired, or you need to resign" men. Regardless of whether or not there have been any other attacks, to let someone, or one branch, be the final starter and finisher is in defiance of our Constitution, and something we should not tolerate. Now, Bush has set a precedent, meaning that future presidents will feel they are promised the same rights. It will be interesting to see if future leaders give up these liberties. Thinking back to all the blunders of the past eight years, do we really want this one branch making decisions alone, without any supervision? It is easy to say no now, but new age McCarthyism can have many faces, maybe one that resembles your own.[/quote] See with that, a suit WAS filed. The ACLU filed a suit when the Patriot act was first enacted.The Supreme Court has the right to say whether or not the law is constitutional.The president is not able to enforce a law that is stricken by the Supreme Court. I don't think he should be impeached for his actions because he acted in the best interest of all of us. Unfortunately, September 11 changed the world as we knew it. Terrorist were not only threatening to attack the US, they were successful. To me, the phrase "freedom isn't free" means that in order to enjoy some freedoms, such as free speach, the right to bear arms, and the right to peaceful assembly, we have to give up others.If a suspected terrorist is even THINKING about another 9/11, I want to know everything about him. From his mother's maiden name to how often he gets his teeth cleaned. And just some food for thought,McCarty was a senator, not a president
ThatMixedChick!'s picture

Why did everybody rush over

Why did everybody rush over to the dude that threw the shoe? Shouldn't Secret Service have been all over the POTUS? Bush was still up there eyeballing the whole situation like this was the most excitement he's had for a hot minute.
SweetDiva's picture

LOL THIS IS SOME OF THE

LOL THIS IS SOME OF THE FUNNIEST ISH I HAVE SEEN THIS YEAR! DID YOU SEE HOW FAST HE REACTED? NOW WHY COULDN'T HE REACT TO SOME REAL PROBLEMS OUR COUNTRY IS FACING TODAY? GO LITTLE IRAQI MAN! LOL
DEE's picture

one of dem shoes needed to

one of dem shoes needed to knock him right in the head with his dumb ass ... maybe he woulda catch some sense!
*arte*'s picture

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[quote comment="337293"]Ok...Its now beginning to dawn on me exactly how seriosu this situation is....don't get me wrong....I's still LOVE to hit Bush upside his head with a platform pump....However, we have to think about our president to be next month....We are a part of the YES WE DID!! majority....however, there are many who aren't happy....you can google negative images on Obama....I am a college student, and I did this for class the week Obama won....I remember how heart broke I was to see a cartoon image of Michelle Obama being tortured by the Ku Klux Klan...Ignorant people still exist in this world... We say the Iraqui's would'nt do that to Obama...maybe not...but the "I can't vote for this man, he's a terrorist" lady would...she might not throw a shoe...But only God knows what people lget like her could try to do get rid of Obama... Like it has been stated already, please keep in mind, that we should'nt be against the muslim community because of this incident...This man reacted because of his own personal grief towards Bush...But because his Secret Service allowed this to happen we need to think about Obama's safety as a future president.[/quote] I agree w/ everything you said.
S&J's picture

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[quote comment="337298"][quote comment="337294"]As far as the patriot act is concerned, I have no problem with it.I have nothing to hide. If someone at the C.I.A things it's pertinent to know that I'm obsessed with the YBF and owe blockbuster %5.67, that's fine with me.[/quote] You don't???LOL. So you want any unnecessary people all in your medical records?Phone?Email?Go all up in your home or business without your knowledge?All without a court order?Because that's where the act is flawed.I don't know about all that lol.[/quote] I really don't have a problem with it.Nothing I do could even remotely be tied to terrorism lol. It SHOULD be ammended though so that a court order is required.It shouldn't be a liscence to snoop on whomever.
ThatMixedChick!'s picture

[quote comment="337294"]As

[quote comment="337294"]As far as the patriot act is concerned, I have no problem with it.I have nothing to hide. If someone at the C.I.A things it's pertinent to know that I'm obsessed with the YBF and owe blockbuster %5.67, that's fine with me.[/quote] You don't???LOL. So you want any unnecessary people all in your medical records?Phone?Email?Go all up in your home or business without your knowledge?All without a court order?Because that's where the act is flawed.I don't know about all that lol.
Brazilian Barbie you got that McNugget lovin's picture

[quote

[quote comment="337293"]Ok...Its now beginning to dawn on me exactly how seriosu this situation is....don't get me wrong....I's still LOVE to hit Bush upside his head with a platform pump....However, we have to think about our president to be next month....We are a part of the YES WE DID!! majority....however, there are many who aren't happy....you can google negative images on Obama....I am a college student, and I did this for class the week Obama won....I remember how heart broke I was to see a cartoon image of Michelle Obama being tortured by the Ku Klux Klan...Ignorant people still exist in this world... We say the Iraqui's would'nt do that to Obama...maybe not...but the "I can't vote for this man, he's a terrorist" lady would...she might not throw a shoe...But only God knows what people lget like her could try to do get rid of Obama... Like it has been stated already, please keep in mind, that we should'nt be against the muslim community because of this incident...This man reacted because of his own personal grief towards Bush...But because his Secret Service allowed this to happen we need to think about Obama's safety as a future president.[/quote] Exactly, we have home-made terrorist.Oklahoma City bombings, KKK was one of them.It's that image we have that "American's can't be terrorist," but all in all we are terrorist to them because we invaded them and nothing was even wrong. As the president, he represents us.We know he don't makes majority of the decisions and that the background (Congress and the House have limited say so unless the president doesn't act) because he still can deny.He did veto the children's health (I'm going to google that because I forgot what the proposal was called)and to think that would help kids, but wants to still spend about 10 million $$$ on a war?That's all him..
Brazilian Barbie you got that McNugget lovin's picture

As far as the patriot act is

As far as the patriot act is concerned, I have no problem with it.I have nothing to hide. If someone at the C.I.A things it's pertinent to know that I'm obsessed with the YBF and owe blockbuster %5.67, that's fine with me.
ThatMixedChick!'s picture

Ok...Its now beginning to

Ok...Its now beginning to dawn on me exactly how seriosu this situation is....don't get me wrong....I's still LOVE to hit Bush upside his head with a platform pump....However, we have to think about our president to be next month....We are a part of the YES WE DID!! majority....however, there are many who aren't happy....you can google negative images on Obama....I am a college student, and I did this for class the week Obama won....I remember how heart broke I was to see a cartoon image of Michelle Obama being tortured by the Ku Klux Klan...Ignorant people still exist in this world... We say the Iraqui's would'nt do that to Obama...maybe not...but the "I can't vote for this man, he's a terrorist" lady would...she might not throw a shoe...But only God knows what people lget like her could try to do get rid of Obama... Like it has been stated already, please keep in mind, that we should'nt be against the muslim community because of this incident...This man reacted because of his own personal grief towards Bush...But because his Secret Service allowed this to happen we need to think about Obama's safety as a future president.
KanyeKalonji's picture

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[quote comment="337283"][quote comment="337279"]The thing about the U.S. Constitution is, there are checks and balances. Each one of Bush's laws were approved by congress and deemed constitutional by the Supreme Court. There is a reason why those checks and balances were built into the constitution. Each branch of the government is equally responsible. And you can say what you want about Bush/the government, but there has not been another attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.[/quote] totally agree. Congress & the Supreme Court share the blame. We should throw some damn shoes at them too. I dare mention that there were VERY FEW senators/representatives that made BIG noise about opposition to this war..... HOWEVER, 9/11 was not what most people think it was. Researching/reading any critical, fact-based information on the events that took place that day will AT THE VERY LEAST raise questions in your mind. This country has a history of justifying the means by the ends. We dropped a bomb on Hiroshima AFTER the Japanese agreed to surrender (fact check if you don't believe me) to further purport our stance as a global superpower. In the interest of maintaining 'national security', economic security and a presence of power, the leadership of our great nation have gone to what most regular folk would consider extreme and unjust lengths.....for recent examples we can start with Guantanamo (sp) and the Patriot Act.... peace.[/quote] Yes, Guantanamo Bay and the dealing with prisoners of war is trickeier. How do we deal with people who broadcast the beheadings of their POW'S on the internet? I for one agrre with wakeboarding. It is better to give them the ILLUSION that they are drowning as opposed to actually drowning them. And since the incident in 2003, we have not violated the Geneva Convention as far as I know.
ThatMixedChick!'s picture

*the president's veto. The

*the president's veto. The C-A-B system is a lengthy process.
Brazilian Barbie you got that McNugget lovin's picture

[quote

[quote comment="337283"][quote comment="337279"]The thing about the U.S. Constitution is, there are checks and balances. Each one of Bush's laws were approved by congress and deemed constitutional by the Supreme Court. There is a reason why those checks and balances were built into the constitution. Each branch of the government is equally responsible. And you can say what you want about Bush/the government, but there has not been another attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.[/quote] totally agree. Congress & the Supreme Court share the blame. We should throw some damn shoes at them too. I dare mention that there were VERY FEW senators/representatives that made BIG noise about opposition to this war..... HOWEVER, 9/11 was not what most people think it was. Researching/reading any critical, fact-based information on the events that took place that day will AT THE VERY LEAST raise questions in your mind. This country has a history of justifying the means by the ends. We dropped a bomb on Hiroshima AFTER the Japanese agreed to surrender (fact check if you don't believe me) to further purport our stance as a global superpower. In the interest of maintaining 'national security', economic security and a presence of power, the leadership of our great nation have gone to what most regular folk would consider extreme and unjust lengths.....for recent examples we can start with Guantanamo (sp) and the Patriot Act.... peace.[/quote] We do, but voting them out lol. Yeah, this whole thing about checks and balances is so civil law lol, but still the only time any other branch has power is when Congress overrides his veto.
Brazilian Barbie you got that McNugget lovin's picture

[quote

[quote comment="337283"][quote comment="337279"]The thing about the U.S. Constitution is, there are checks and balances. Each one of Bush's laws were approved by congress and deemed constitutional by the Supreme Court. There is a reason why those checks and balances were built into the constitution. Each branch of the government is equally responsible. And you can say what you want about Bush/the government, but there has not been another attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.[/quote] totally agree. Congress & the Supreme Court share the blame. We should throw some damn shoes at them too. I dare mention that there were VERY FEW senators/representatives that made BIG noise about opposition to this war..... HOWEVER, 9/11 was not what most people think it was. Researching/reading any critical, fact-based information on the events that took place that day will AT THE VERY LEAST raise questions in your mind. This country has a history of justifying the means by the ends. We dropped a bomb on Hiroshima AFTER the Japanese agreed to surrender (fact check if you don't believe me) to further purport our stance as a global superpower. In the interest of maintaining 'national security', economic security and a presence of power, the leadership of our great nation have gone to what most regular folk would consider extreme and unjust lengths.....for recent examples we can start with Guantanamo (sp) and the Patriot Act.... peace[quote comment="337279"]The thing about the U.S. Constitution is, there are checks and balances. Each one of Bush's laws were approved by congress and deemed constitutional by the Supreme Court. There is a reason why those checks and balances were built into the constitution. Each branch of the government is equally responsible. And you can say what you want about Bush/the government, but there has not been another attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.[/quote] Yeh, we've just lost countless soldiers in Iraq, we're in a recession, thousands losing their jobs and home, and lost respect throughout the world. What we're going through now is as bad as another 9/11 attack. America is in a horrible economic situation right now. There are more depressed and impoverished people now than I've known in my entire lifetime.
XmasBaby's picture

[quote

[quote comment="337246"][quote comment="337173"]This was not funny at all. Although most of us personally may disagree with his policies....people must show respect.[/quote] I concur, many people and/or countries may not like Bush,(I'm certainly not a fan) but in this instance, Bush is standing as a representative/symbol of the USA, and as such, everyone needs to respect Bush's authority. It was very disrespectful\wrong for that man to attack Bush. It would have been just as direspectful/wrong if the person standing behind that podium, was Carter, the other Bush, Clinton or Obama.[/quote] Respect is earned. Nuff said.
XmasBaby's picture

[quote comment="337279"]The

[quote comment="337279"]The thing about the U.S. Constitution is, there are checks and balances. Each one of Bush's laws were approved by congress and deemed constitutional by the Supreme Court. There is a reason why those checks and balances were built into the constitution. Each branch of the government is equally responsible. And you can say what you want about Bush/the government, but there has not been another attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.[/quote] totally agree. Congress & the Supreme Court share the blame. We should throw some damn shoes at them too. I dare mention that there were VERY FEW senators/representatives that made BIG noise about opposition to this war..... HOWEVER, 9/11 was not what most people think it was. Researching/reading any critical, fact-based information on the events that took place that day will AT THE VERY LEAST raise questions in your mind. This country has a history of justifying the means by the ends. We dropped a bomb on Hiroshima AFTER the Japanese agreed to surrender (fact check if you don't believe me) to further purport our stance as a global superpower. In the interest of maintaining 'national security', economic security and a presence of power, the leadership of our great nation have gone to what most regular folk would consider extreme and unjust lengths.....for recent examples we can start with Guantanamo (sp) and the Patriot Act.... peace.
hustleurpassion's picture

I really don't condone to

I really don't condone to such acts, but, I mean, we got 36 days until this man is out of office and he should be taking the heat for being such a horrible president.I'm pretty sure something triggered off in that man to make him throw that shoe.He had the balls to do it! I can sit here and type out all day Bush's transparent antics.I mean, hello, I'm pretty sure the man who threw those shoes is not the only one who wanted to.Bush made most of the world hate us.Bush is hardheaded and hardheaded people go on and do exactly what is not right.I don't know if I forgive (he's our president, yeah, yeah yeah, yadadada, bullshit, he should apologize to the American people for lying about going to a huge war, but yeah God got him for that) him because he's basically wasting his and our time and $ and time is $.A person who is wasting my time does not get respect from me. And the American media makes me sick.
Brazilian Barbie you got that McNugget lovin's picture

[quote comment="337279"]The

[quote comment="337279"]The thing about the U.S. Constitution is, there are checks and balances. Each one of Bush's laws were approved by congress and deemed constitutional by the Supreme Court. There is a reason why those checks and balances were built into the constitution. Each branch of the government is equally responsible. And you can say what you want about Bush/the government, but there has not been another attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.[/quote] It makes me happy to read so many good, concise and well constructive arguments to this post. I don't usually participate in blogging because it can get pretty nasty, but it's nice to be able to post what I feel, read the comments of others, and discern such constructive criticism. By the way, mixed chick makes a good point, Bush couldn't have done all these things by himself, the democratic process within our government led to the very things that are going on in our world today.
Gail's picture

The thing about the U.S.

The thing about the U.S. Constitution is, there are checks and balances. Each one of Bush's laws were approved by congress and deemed constitutional by the Supreme Court. There is a reason why those checks and balances were built into the constitution. Each branch of the government is equally responsible. And you can say what you want about Bush/the government, but there has not been another attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.
ThatMixedChick!'s picture

That was totally

That was totally disrespectful! Is it me or did it seem like it took the secret service forever and a day to get up there? They should have been right on him, he's still our president!
NaTanya's picture

I can't stand Bush, so for

I can't stand Bush, so for me, it's like the O.J. situation... it's not about Bush... you've got to look at the big picture! I was thinking the same thing as some of you when I saw that video. Where in the heck was the secret service?! Is that the type of security that our new President will have to depend on?
Dejer's picture

The thing about the U.S.

The thing about the U.S. Constitution is, there are checks and balances. Every single one of Bush's policies were approved by; The House of Representatives, Congress, and The Supreme Court. There is a reason those checks and balances were built into the Constitution. Each branch of the government should be held accountable, not just the president.And you can say what you want about Bush, but there hasn't been another attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.
ThatMixedChick!'s picture

They have assassinated

They have assassinated PRESIDENTS, CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS AND OTHER POLITICAL FIGURES for trying to make positive changes in America, I feel for the Iraqi man and his family, who knows what they are doing to him at this very moment?
NOW U KNOW!'s picture

[quote

[quote comment="337260"][quote comment="337087"]Oooooh how i wish that shoe would've connected - connected for this recession, connected for the gas prices (a few months ago - the prices are cool now), connected for all the dead soldiers, connected for all the 9/11 victims, connected for all of his gross negligences him AND his father created. You gotta respect those Iraqi's though - they ain't scared of ish![/quote] Co-Sign. I was waiting for the reproter to say "DON'T TAZE ME BRO! "[/quote]
Melodia's picture

I didn't find the shoe

I didn't find the shoe throwing as an offense to America, but to how Bush ran foreign policy for these 8 years. His leadership deserves a shoe thrown or two. Who starts a fake war with no clear objective "The war against terrorism" WTF? Weapons of mass destruction NOT! And him and other Repubs go on like this war is fabulous. If he's a symbol of America he show is not symbolizing us well. He has a low approval rating over here too so even AMERICA don't like him.
Nikki's picture

Too funny! I would've paid

Too funny! I would've paid money to see both shoes connect with his face!
countrygyrl #13's picture

[quote

[quote comment="337087"]Oooooh how i wish that shoe would've connected - connected for this recession, connected for the gas prices (a few months ago - the prices are cool now), connected for all the dead soldiers, connected for all the 9/11 victims, connected for all of his gross negligences him AND his father created. You gotta respect those Iraqi's though - they ain't scared of ish![/quote] Co-Sign. I was waiting for the reproter to say "
Melodia's picture

[quote comment="337248"]one

[quote comment="337248"]one last thing---all of us have personally spent at least $5,000 on the Iraq war. The last time I checked a few years ago, as a Louisiana tax payer I had payed a little over $2,300 in tax dollars for this foolishness. Count inflation and us spending $10 billion a month, It's probably more than five grand. I would love to know if those of you who felt this gentleman's gesture was disrespectful would change your opinion in light of this information.....just food for thought.. peace & much luv.[/quote] Some people don't think about things like this. All they think about is, "Muslims took down the towers in 9/11 and they're out to kill all Americans" when that's really not the case. Sure, within every group of people, there will be those that are going to have people that they hate in this world. That's just how humans are unfortunately. However, not all are like that and until people stop making blanket generalizations and drawing their conclusions on much of the watered down half-stories that is presented in much of the media today, especially in the US, this is how people are going to react to things. How many people, if they had to live under the circumstances and the mentally and emotionally draining environment of everyday life in Iraq, would be able to stand at the end of the day? While what the journalist did might have been disrespectful to the authority given to Bush's position as Head of State, surely one can empathize with his anguish? Think about it. You have lived all of your life under the rulership of a man who, in many ways, used religion in ways in which is was not meant to be used. Then, he is captured and hanged, but at the price of your freedom. Again, you are a captive and subordinate to someone who does not share your religious beliefs nor, in many cases, respects your cultural customs and traditions. When people are pushed into a dark corner and kept there for a length time, they wonder what they will do when they see the light again. And when they see a sliver of light, they claw their way through, straight to the top. We can never truly say what someone should or shouldn't do in difficult situations unless we have experienced them ourselves.
magpie aka Embrya ^_^.'s picture

[quote comment="337173"]This

[quote comment="337173"]This was not funny at all. Although most of us personally may disagree with his policies....people must show respect.[/quote] Shut the hell up bitch! That man fucked this country over ESPECIALLY POOR PEOPLE ESPECIALLY BLACK PEOPLE ESPECIALLY HARDWORKING PEOPLE Than man deserves life in jail for what he AND hit got damn daddy did to us! FUCK BUSH
christina's picture

[quote

[quote comment="337246"][quote comment="337173"]This was not funny at all. Although most of us personally may disagree with his policies....people must show respect.[/quote] I concur, many people and/or countries may not like Bush,(I'm certainly not a fan) but in this instance, Bush is standing as a representative/symbol of the USA, and as such, everyone needs to respect Bush's authority. It was very disrespectful\wrong for that man to attack Bush. It would have been just as direspectful/wrong if the person standing behind that podium, was Carter, the other Bush, Clinton or Obama.[/quote] Fuck Bush! He is representing his got damn self! He is the only one who supports this war and pretends like our families aren't dying. Weapons of mass destruction? Where? Bin Laden? Where is he Bush? He is only concerned about oil and power. Fuck Bush! I'm mad the reporter missed. Carter, Obama, and Clinton did not run this country into the ground. People are losing their homes left and right and this insensitive asshole is announcing he is buying a new home. Serious?
Melodia's picture

That damn reporter throws

That damn reporter throws like a girl. LOL He should have anticipated him ducking and aimed for that spot. Fucking amateur!
Melodia's picture

one last thing---all of us

one last thing---all of us have personally spent at least $5,000 on the Iraq war. The last time I checked a few years ago, as a Louisiana tax payer I had payed a little over $2,300 in tax dollars for this foolishness. Count inflation and us spending $10 billion a month, It's probably more than five grand. I would love to know if those of you who felt this gentleman's gesture was disrespectful would change your opinion in light of this information.....just food for thought.. peace & much luv.
hustleurpassion's picture

[quote comment="337173"]This

[quote comment="337173"]This was not funny at all. Although most of us personally may disagree with his policies....people must show respect.[/quote] I concur, many people and/or countries may not like Bush,(I'm certainly not a fan) but in this instance, Bush is standing as a representative/symbol of the USA, and as such, everyone needs to respect Bush's authority. It was very disrespectful\wrong for that man to attack Bush. It would have been just as direspectful/wrong if the person standing behind that podium, was Carter, the other Bush, Clinton or Obama.
Gail's picture

[quote comment="337109"]Shoes

[quote comment="337109"]Shoes in Iraq are normally hand made so trust, they were not Payless... It sounded like he called Bush a dog though. It's difficult to hear what he's saying and my Arabic is rusty... How much you wanna bet he's probably lost family due to some kind of US Military fire or just from the war in general? I wouldn't doubt it. Arabs, as a whole, are a very proud people and they detest aid from non-Arabs. To be occupied by another country, America no less? In an Arab's mind, that's like spitting in his face and tying his hands behind his back, all while being blindfolded, only to tell him to find his own water for wudoo before making salah. In the experience of Black men in America, it's like being watched by the police, just because you "look" the description of a criminal waiting to act. Constant watching. A constant watering down and humbling of one's pride just to appease a preconceived notion. Pride is something everyone holds sacred but especially men and I guess he was attempting to get his pride and dignity back by clockin' Dubya upside the head. Security moved real slow though and Bush kind of shrugged them off.[/quote] Thank you for this very insightful information. The American press tried to make it seem like the guy was "oh so disrespectful" and somehow wrong for what he did. We have been occupying their damn country for six years and private US companies (Halliburton just to name one) have amassed FORTUNES off this bullsh*t ass "war." It shouldn't have been an Iraqi throwing shoes. It should have been a damn American for the fuckery of 9/11 and the ridiculousness of a six year fake "war" that may not end for another two years. You were right- he did call him a dog several times. According to BBC the journalist had been kidnapped by some militia in the past, which may have added to his frustrations. I would encourage folks to check out BBC's version of what happened which is incrementally less biased than any US reports, but after looking @ the story a second time, they've watered it down to make it seem like the guy was nuts or something.......the manipulation of the media marches on.... peace.
hustleurpassion's picture

[quote comment="337240"]I

[quote comment="337240"]I know I'm in the minority here but I still feel that what that journalist did was unprofessional and unacceptable. Like him or not, Bush is still a sitting world leader and deserves even a modicum of respect. I just hope these guys know not to pull some sh*t like that with Barack. That sh*t is NOT okay under any circumstances.[/quote] You cannot be serious. Please tell me you're joking.
XmasBaby's picture

I know I'm in the minority

I know I'm in the minority here but I still feel that what that journalist did was unprofessional and unacceptable. Like him or not, Bush is still a sitting world leader and deserves even a modicum of respect. I just hope these guys know not to pull some sh*t like that with Barack. That sh*t is NOT okay under any circumstances.
Sugar's picture

oh that ish was HILARIOUS.

oh that ish was HILARIOUS. Man. If that thing had hit him in the face? Oh Lord.... that would have been absolutely fantastic. Big ups to the Iraqi man.
prtty_yng_thng's picture

WOW! damn, Bush better not be

WOW! damn, Bush better not be making anymore "surprise" visits. He might be getting another "suprise" Nike, Adidas, Buster Brown upside his head:)
goober's picture

Wow, Georgie! He stood his

Wow, Georgie! He stood his ground and he never ran, I'll give him that! Even after the shoe, he just stood there on stuck! I'm mad @ Secret Service though b/c they weren't far away and didn't move until the 2nd shoe!
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