Thursday, March 12, 2009

Q Tips

NPR related comments welcomed as always.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Iraqi who threw shoes at Bush jailed for 3 years"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090312/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_iraq;_ylt=An7mC_PSrLofgaqKKp8ozA5vaA8F

So, this guy (a REAL journalist) goes to jail, essentially for speaking the truth to power and the vast majority of the White House press corps* (faux journalists like NPR's own Don Gonyea) pay no price whatsover for their Bush grovelling and Bush parroting over the past 8 years. In fact, many of them undoubtedly got raises and promotions for reporting what amounts to manure (WMD in Iraq [not]!!)


*with the exception of a very few like Helen Thomas.

Porter Melmoth said...

One of the clearest fringe benefits from the Iraqi Oil War was to set up a puppet government. One can imagine a happily retired Dubya requesting the death penalty for the brave shoe-tosser, while fully expecting the Iraqis to mete out a 'light' sentence, thus showing their humanity, so as to cloak the puppet wires from DC.

I wonder if he will be serving his term in Abu Ghraib?

Anonymous said...

Wherever he ends up, I'm sure he'll get the "George Bush Salute" at least once a day.

Actually, he has already been tortured since his "detention" for the shoe throwing.

Porter Melmoth said...

Indeed, he was beaten very badly, and no doubt repeatedly, in his lurid Salem witch trial experience.

I hope he takes some comfort in the support he has from the populace, and that he might know that he has fans in the USA and elsewhere.

In a non-puppet government, he would no doubt be released, with apologies.

WarOnWarOff said...

I think it would be peachy if this was what brings down the puppet government.

Hubertg said...

The guy should have recieved a medal, a certificate of appreciation , and a new car. America invaded and destroyed his country without provocation.

Anonymous said...

In a non-puppet government, he would no doubt be released, with apologies."

In a non-puppet government, he'd be leader.

We'd never get someone like that here.