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M.A.
14-12-08, 23:26
An Iraqi journalist threw two shoes at President Bush during a news conference Sunday with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The president was not hurt in the incident. (Dec. 14) OM3Z_Kskl_U


I LOLed.. :vlol:

Though, he got some pretty fast reflexes there! :tmb: :D

dizzydoil
14-12-08, 23:30
LMAO!! :vlol:

TR love
14-12-08, 23:30
LOL that reported got some guts

"Feel my stench!!' :vlol::vlol:

TRhalloween
14-12-08, 23:31
Bush has spider senses!
I can't believe that crazy shoe guy done that.

Seen it on the news this morning. I knew someone would post it here!

Punaxe
14-12-08, 23:36
(...) Though, he got some pretty fast reflexes there! :tmb: :D

I wouldn't be surprised if he has had some practice :p

Shrantellatessa
14-12-08, 23:38
I wouldn't be surprised if he has had some practice :p

He knew it would happen someday!

Hilarious and deep (esp. when you understand what the reporter said) :vlol:

]{eith
14-12-08, 23:42
The president was not hurt in the incident.

Damn.

mau3genius
14-12-08, 23:50
They really should have better security. It could've been a bomb or something. Who knows what a man can carry in his shoes? :p
Nice reflexes though!

tranniversary119
14-12-08, 23:51
He deserves more than a shoe.

Rivendell
14-12-08, 23:51
Pfft, bad aim.

Geck-o-Lizard
14-12-08, 23:53
:vlol: :vlol:

Shrantellatessa
14-12-08, 23:56
They really should have better security. It could've been a bomb or something. Who knows what a man can carry in his shoes? :p
Nice reflexes though!

A stinky bomb I hope :ton:

viper456
14-12-08, 23:57
I can only imagine just how funny it would of been if it smacked him right in the face. So close but yet so very far :(!

Solice
15-12-08, 00:17
I am sure he had lots of things thrown at him through the years:D

Shark_Blade
15-12-08, 00:24
I LOL'ed. :vlol:

Fallen.Angel
15-12-08, 00:25
Lmao :vlol:

Damn.. if only

siouxsiecrux
15-12-08, 00:43
I wish it would have hit him!

IceColdLaraCroft
15-12-08, 01:23
awwww....it wasn't a stiletto :(

Benguitar
15-12-08, 01:25
Say hello to jail.


~Ben

Lenochka
15-12-08, 02:00
What a goon

I don't care how much someone might dislike him, there is no excuse to act like a toddler and throw things.

Hairhelmet12
15-12-08, 02:01
Say hello to jail.


~Ben

indeed. thay threw his shoes away too. :rolleyes:

croft94
15-12-08, 02:01
{eith;3310852']Damn.

:vlol:

takamotosan
15-12-08, 02:01
LOL

:vlol:

that made my day.

Quasimodo
15-12-08, 02:51
What a goon

I don't care how much someone might dislike him, there is no excuse to act like a toddler and throw things.
Even though I myself enjoy a good dose of schadenfreude, I agree with you.

tombfan91
15-12-08, 03:26
i never enjoyed bush but nobody deserves to have things thrown at them. it's rude and disrespectful.

Tomb of Legends
15-12-08, 03:51
Greatest.TV.Moment...of this decade :D

Too bad he missed, I was genuinly disappointed. So close...so close.

IceColdLaraCroft
15-12-08, 04:38
How do you miss with a shoe?

maybe he should've thrown a Hammah. I wonder if Bush would've screamed like Natla.

AmericanAssassin
15-12-08, 04:40
Maybe it makes me a bad person, but I don't really feel bad for him. ;)

EmeraldFields
15-12-08, 04:45
How do you miss with a shoe?

maybe he should've thrown a Hammah. I wonder if Bush would've screamed like Natla.

:vlol:

Mad Tony
15-12-08, 06:20
What a goon

I don't care how much someone might dislike him, there is no excuse to act like a toddler and throw things.Exactly.

Good reactions, and I thought that guy getting tackled to the floor was funny. He sounded crazy. :vlol:

Drone
15-12-08, 07:40
it only shows his low intellect

Keir_Eidos
15-12-08, 08:24
According to Wikipedia, shoe throwing is a gesture of extreme disrespect in the Arab world (as oppose to an act of spontaneous comedy genius in my world), and I'd say that bloke certainly got his point across.

Fair play to him for standing up and doing something a little out of the ordinary. Shame he hasn't got the aim of Alex Ferguson when it comes to shoes.

disneyprincess20
15-12-08, 08:27
I was kinda surprised that there was no secret service agent willing to take a shoe in the chest for the President.

:D

EscondeR
15-12-08, 08:31
I'd say:

better aim
bricks instead
somebody hold that monkey :D


:p

Archetype
15-12-08, 08:39
lightning fast reflex's for bush

badboy70
15-12-08, 08:40
Yeah, I saw it on the news :p

disneyprincess20
15-12-08, 08:42
I'd say:

somebody hold that monkey :D



:vlol:

erosan
15-12-08, 08:48
OMG i laughed so hard... Good for him, Bush is an idiot, i wish he could have hit him right in the face.

Reggie
15-12-08, 10:04
it only shows his low intellect

:tmb:

Still funny though

george_croft
15-12-08, 10:06
Oh my god, that's hilarious. :vlol:

Andromeda66
15-12-08, 10:09
My first reaction was: "Damn! He missed!....TWICE!"

tlr online
15-12-08, 10:23
OM3Z_Kskl_U


I LOLed.. :vlol:

Though, he got some pretty fast reflexes there! :tmb: :D

I thought Bush's reasoning shortly afterwards was just as funny as the main event. You have to wonder how this guy ever sat two terms as President. Thick as ****.

Ikas90
15-12-08, 10:51
Anyone could dodge that shoe lol. Seeing him dodge it was pretty funny. :vlol:

Anyway, is the journalist getting into heaps of trouble? Is he gonna get life imprisonment?

Betal
15-12-08, 10:59
Guess who are going to get hanged in the town square.


Or maybe they are nice to him and just cut his arm off while the whole town is watching. :hug:

Dazzy
15-12-08, 11:01
Looks like that guy wanted a new pair for Christmas throwing them at Bush lol.

Grenade
15-12-08, 11:05
http://i33.************/35akqja.gif

:D

tha_mattster
15-12-08, 11:11
Bush is like Neo :eek:

peffect
15-12-08, 11:13
He was like expecting it! :yik:
Pity, the poor man missed the target.

M.A.
15-12-08, 11:35
Wouldn't it be cool if he caught both shoes with his bare hands? :D

That would land him some movie deals I'm sure. Or at least a career in baseball... :D :p

jaywalker
15-12-08, 12:04
Can see the flash games now :)

He's a `shoe-rn` of a credit ;)

sorry that was terrible :)

Where were the secret service eh? i'd be asking that if i was W.. first shoe thrown, k give em that as it was out of blue, but 2nd shoe still got out of his hands before doors open behind him.. slacking

IceColdLaraCroft
15-12-08, 12:14
Bush already knows how to 'run and hide' he isn't the type to stand and fight....if it had been Cheney he would've keeled over from a heart attack from the shock.

Lara Croft!
15-12-08, 13:58
He deserves more than a shoe.

Indeed.... however it's the gesture that counts!:D

Gianni Bartoli
15-12-08, 14:13
Too bad they were'nt rock heavy Doc Martins. :(

mizuno_suisei
15-12-08, 14:34
I saw it on the news also :vlol: Smack bang in the face would have been GOLD :D

rowanlim
15-12-08, 14:35
While I'm not a fan of George Bush, his actions was uncalled for & inappropriate. You don't get respect when you act disrespectful. You don't go throwing shoes at people. Sigh.

Fish.
15-12-08, 15:18
That journalist needs better aim. :rolleyes:

Mad Tony
15-12-08, 15:44
Bush is like Neo :eek:http://features.csmonitor.com/politics/wp-content/assets/19/651/picture1.jpg

:D

Lara's home
15-12-08, 15:47
http://features.csmonitor.com/politics/wp-content/assets/19/651/picture1.jpg

:D
:vlol:

jaywalker
15-12-08, 15:59
Wasn't it in Austin Powers where he says `who throws a SHOE?` :)

Fdx Croft
15-12-08, 16:38
ha! :vlol: i saw it in the news today... finally! :p... not really, i dont agree with bush, i could say i hate him, but this is not the way to solve things...

Millyana
15-12-08, 16:39
YEEYY Journalist, Boo Beer:)

Lenochka
15-12-08, 17:23
Wasn't it in Austin Powers where he says `who throws a SHOE?` :)

Yes and that actor was arrested and charged with participating in a gang rape... Just goes to show you anyone who throws a shoe is bound to be lowlife scum :p

And yes, He really did arrested for that xD (http://dlisted.com/node/28697)

rickybazire
15-12-08, 17:33
This was hilarious!!

Last Hope
15-12-08, 17:36
http://features.csmonitor.com/politics/wp-content/assets/19/651/picture1.jpg

:D

:vlol:

Goose
15-12-08, 17:40
Bush already knows how to 'run and hide' he isn't the type to stand and fight....if it had been Cheney he would've keeled over from a heart attack from the shock.

If by running and hiding you mean invade two countries...yes....yes he is. Talking of cutting and running though, what was the first thing the new president has promised? It involves 12 months and country that needs alot longer then that.

_ush2_
15-12-08, 18:09
lool i can understand what theyere saying!! one said beg for forgivness from god!!

Shrantellatessa
15-12-08, 18:23
lool i can understand what theyere saying!! one said beg for forgivness from god!!

The best! :vlol: :vlol:

The journalist who threw the shoes said (when throwing them): "This is the goodbye kiss, dog" :vlol:

Tombreaper
15-12-08, 18:46
Throwing your own shoes to another person because you're angry or whatever sounds so stupid.
We always throw eggs, or a cake.:D

Geck-o-Lizard
15-12-08, 18:56
From 23/6... :cln:

1. Shouldn't you have jumped in front of that shoe?
2. Shouldn't you have jumped in front of that second shoe?
3. Second shoe = the one thrown after being removed from foot after first shoe was thrown.
4. Let's say people had three feet. Would you have allowed a third shoe to fly unimpeded?
5. While the shoe was in the air, were you like, "Oh, its just a shoe."
6. Same question about the second shoe.
7. Do you think this is funny, "Throw a shoe at me once, shame on--you. Throw a shoe--you throw a shoe, you can't throw a shoe again."
8. Is there not "protection training" for lunatics launching objects?
9. Let's say there isn't training for that--but do they tell you that if someone does throw (or shoot) something to be on the alert in case they want to repeat this behavior?
10. Where were you?

BONUS QUESTION: Do you think the Iraqis want us there? (Hint: their journalists are throwing their shoes at Bush)

Love2Raid
15-12-08, 19:15
I saw it on the news this afternoon, have been watching it over and over again on YouTube........

Gotta admit it, this is FUNNY! :vlol:

I had no idea Bush had these kind of reflexes O_O! I bet he is a gamer, I bet he is!

:vlol:

(Btw, someone should make a minigame out of this :P)

Cristina
15-12-08, 19:20
LMAO! :vlol::vlol::vlol:

God Horus
15-12-08, 19:22
LMAO! I saw this last night on YouTube :vlol: It's a shame he didn't hit him :( :p

IceColdLaraCroft
15-12-08, 19:23
If by running and hiding you mean invade two countries...yes....yes he is. Talking of cutting and running though, what was the first thing the new president has promised? It involves 12 months and country that needs alot longer then that.

No I mean by running and hiding that he avoiding going to Vietnam by hiding in Texas

Question:

Since the shoe didn't explode...does that mean we can STOP taking our shoes off before we get on a plane?

Mad Tony
15-12-08, 19:24
The reason why Bush has such good reactions is because he's a reptilian. I thought you guys would've known that by now ;)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Om0YxyZyKVk/R2u3y1W14cI/AAAAAAAAAD8/tymZtRkbzIg/s320/Bush_Equals_Reptilian.jpg

TombRaiderLover
15-12-08, 19:32
The reason why Bush has such good reactions is because he's a reptilian. I thought you guys would've known that by now ;)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Om0YxyZyKVk/R2u3y1W14cI/AAAAAAAAAD8/tymZtRkbzIg/s320/Bush_Equals_Reptilian.jpg


:eek:

The ultimate conspiracy theory

raiderfun
15-12-08, 20:07
When I saw this yesterday on Al Jazeera channel yesterday, I could not stop laughing at all, it has really made my day !!!!

But at the same time, I was so disappointed, why the heck hasn't it hit him ? It was so close !!! :mad:

Now, I have pity for the journalist, he was so brave ! :hug:

Mad Tony
15-12-08, 20:10
Now, I have pity for the journalist, he was so brave ! :hug:How is he brave? Anybody can throw a shoe at somebody.

bivvy
15-12-08, 20:11
How is he brave? Anybody can throw a shoe at somebody.

But not at the FREAKING PRESIDENT. ;O

tombraiderluka
15-12-08, 20:13
Oh Myh Godh :vlol:

raiderfun
15-12-08, 20:23
How is he brave? Anybody can throw a shoe at somebody.

Oh really ? Can you personally throw your shoe at Bush if ever you meet him ? :mis:

daventry
15-12-08, 20:26
The reason why Bush has such good reactions is because he's a reptilian. I thought you guys would've known that by now ;)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Om0YxyZyKVk/R2u3y1W14cI/AAAAAAAAAD8/tymZtRkbzIg/s320/Bush_Equals_Reptilian.jpghttp://i36.************/32zjpyt.jpg

Shrantellatessa
15-12-08, 20:37
When I saw this yesterday on Al Jazeera channel yesterday, I could not stop laughing at all, it has really made my day !!!!

But at the same time, I was so disappointed, why the heck hasn't it hit him ? It was so close !!! :mad:

Now, I have pity for the journalist, he was so brave ! :hug:

Yes, he's one of the rare persons to tell Bush what The People (and not the leaders) think of him in the Arab and Muslim states. Heads up for him :tmb:

Seb_01225
15-12-08, 20:40
he may be president but tbh who cares if someone threw a shoe at him he's just a person like the rest of you i bet you've all had shoes thrown at you (well maybe not be hey you get me anyway!)

IceColdLaraCroft
15-12-08, 20:42
But not at the FREAKING PRESIDENT. ;O

"you're not the president of me!" *tosses shoe like Naomi campbell throws a cell phone

Mad Tony
15-12-08, 20:43
Oh really ? Can you personally throw your shoe at Bush if ever you meet him ? :mis:Well if I met Bush and I had a problem with him then I'd take it out with him in a constructive manner. But yes, I could easily take my shoe off and throw it at him.

MadCroy101
15-12-08, 20:48
OM3Z_Kskl_U


I LOLed.. :vlol:

Though, he got some pretty fast reflexes there! :tmb: :D

I saw that on the news this morning, I think on ABC, it was so FUNNY!!!! :vlol: I have to be honest, I hate Bush anyway. If I was that guy, I would have done it no matter what.;)

Agent 47
15-12-08, 20:59
pure comedy gold :vlol:

this is thread of the year material right here

admin "make it so" :D

Love2Raid
15-12-08, 21:05
http://features.csmonitor.com/politics/wp-content/assets/19/651/picture1.jpg

:D

OMG I just noticed this! :vlol:

He is Neo!!! :vlol:

Y'all remember this?

http://www.onedigitallife.com/images/bush_book.jpg

Well, at least we know how he will be described in the future history books.............:cln:

Jack Croft
15-12-08, 21:06
Lol.

:vlol:

raiderfun
15-12-08, 21:15
Yes, he's one of the rare persons to tell Bush what The People (and not the leaders) think of him in the Arab and Muslim states. Heads up for him :tmb:

Yeah right, lol !

Well if I met Bush and I had a problem with him then I'd take it out with him in a constructive manner. But yes, I could easily take my shoe off and throw it at him.

Are you sure ? Wouldn't you anticipate the consequences ?

BTW, this is the best video of 2008 ! :D

DMC
15-12-08, 21:20
Hahahaha, made my day :)

Geck-o-Lizard
15-12-08, 22:26
Well if I met Bush and I had a problem with him then I'd take it out with him in a constructive manner. But yes, I could easily take my shoe off and throw it at him.

You gotta to admit it takes balls to physically attack a world leader in a room full of cameras, journalists and Secret Service. :p

Iraq rally for Bush shoe attacker (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7783608.stm)

The Cairo-based al-Baghdadiya TV channel said Mr Zaidi should be freed because he had been exercising freedom of expression - something which the Americans had promised to Iraqis on the ousting of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

Lenochka
15-12-08, 22:47
How is he brave? Anybody can throw a shoe at somebody.

I don't particularly like bush, but I agree... There is nothing brave about throwing a shoe... Infact, I would consider it a sucker punch or a ***** move. Its almost like someone saying its brave to spit in someones face.

Shrantellatessa
15-12-08, 22:59
So it's not brave to throw a shoe at Bush and it's brave to kill civilians looking for Weapons of "Ass" Distruction?

Draco
15-12-08, 23:08
I can see the statement for what it was...

the only thing I'm trying to figure out is how anyone can think better security would have prevented this...?

Tombreaper
15-12-08, 23:09
Ass Destruction?

:D

Paddy
15-12-08, 23:10
Was funny as :D
Even funnier then when he choked on a pretzel, pity it didnt finish the job.

Shark_Blade
15-12-08, 23:11
Dang, our newspaper is late. Only today they feature this news on the front page. :vlol:

Solice
15-12-08, 23:19
You gotta to admit it takes balls to physically attack a world leader in a room full of cameras, journalists and Secret Service. :p

Iraq rally for Bush shoe attacker (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7783608.stm)

It's all pent up rage. I mean, look at what Bush did to his country.

Geck-o-Lizard
15-12-08, 23:20
the only thing I'm trying to figure out is how anyone can think better security would have prevented this...?

Ground-to-shoe missiles?

SpongeBob Lover
15-12-08, 23:23
wow!! he has good dodging skills!!! hehehe :D

Paddy
15-12-08, 23:29
wow!! he has good dodging skills!!! hehehe :D

Haha and that is all.
Surprised he could dodge considering how bad he is at speaking.

Bumio
15-12-08, 23:29
i laughed so hard when i saw this :vlol:
by the way, im watching this artist (http://latuff2.deviantart.com/) at Deviant art, he creates pretty forthright caricatures, so here are few since it fits the topic :)

http://fc59.deviantart.com/fs38/f/2008/350/4/6/The_Pathetic_End_to_Bush_Era_2_by_Latuff2.jpg
http://latuff2.deviantart.com/art/The-Pathetic-End-to-Bush-Era-2-106396222

http://fc11.deviantart.com/fs39/f/2008/350/1/4/The_Pathetic_End_to_Bush_Era_by_Latuff2.jpg
http://latuff2.deviantart.com/art/The-Pathetic-End-to-Bush-Era-106392370

irjudd
15-12-08, 23:34
Don't shoe wish your prez could, duck, like that. Don't shoe.

(to the tune of pussycat dolls)

Paddy
15-12-08, 23:35
Wish he had it done to him sooner.
Was the funniest thing Ive seen for ages. Wouldve been better if the shoes had connected

Dark Lugia 2
16-12-08, 00:16
LOL! I Some fast throwing! and woah at his reflexes!! :vlol: The dude said "YOU DOG" xD

Thats actually seen a big insult in Islamic culture if no one knew :p

Tombreaper
16-12-08, 00:26
LOL! I Some fast throwing! and woah at his reflexes!! :vlol: The dude said "YOU DOG" xD

Thats actually seen a big insult in Islamic culture if no one knew :p

Yeah, dog, pig and throwing shoes.

And now he's a hero too...thought you were a hero when you save other people from certain deaths or something.

Twilight
16-12-08, 02:04
:vlol: wow that guy's got some guts.

Solice
16-12-08, 02:59
If you watch Bush's reaction afterward, you can see just how out of touch with reality he is. He really has no idea how many people intensely hate him.

wantafanta
16-12-08, 03:13
If you watch Bush's reaction afterward, you can see just how out of touch with reality he is. He really has no idea how many people intensely hate him.

Oh, I think he knows -- he just doesn't care. Did you hear his lame joke about "size 10" shoes with that cocky smile of his? The reason his trip to Baghdad was top secret was because, if anybody knew about it, the Iraqi militias would have been out in force and shelled the place to the ground. If you ask me, shoes were too good to waste on that guy. Considering all the deadly ordnance he threw at the Iraqis the past 6 years, a pair of shoes is nothing.

Sir Croft
16-12-08, 03:18
Even though I kinda think it's disrespectful under those conditions, I LOL'd. :vlol:

Shark_Blade
16-12-08, 03:45
Well, if you had your country rain with war by Bush, you might throw your shoes at him too.

Sir Croft
16-12-08, 03:50
Well, if you had your country rain with war by Bush, you might throw your shoes at him too.

Yeah, fair enough. :)

TombRaiderLover
16-12-08, 05:41
How is he brave? Anybody can throw a shoe at somebody.

Exactly. It's like saying it's brave to punch somebody; it's really not.

Mad Tony
16-12-08, 06:11
You gotta to admit it takes balls to physically attack a world leader in a room full of cameras, journalists and Secret Service. :p

Iraq rally for Bush shoe attacker (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7783608.stm)Yeah, I saw that. Thing is, throwing a shoe at somebody isn't freedom of expression. It's assault. You'd be arrested for throwing your shoes at somebody even in the most freest of nations.

iamlaracroft
16-12-08, 06:22
^ :vlol: but what about all the rednecks and losers on Jerry Springer and Maury? :p

JACOBryanBURNS
16-12-08, 07:03
Wow. That guy, ftw.

Philio
16-12-08, 07:47
:yik: Lol! Poor Bush. :vlol:

Paddy
16-12-08, 07:49
Even though I kinda think it's disrespectful under those conditions, I LOL'd. :vlol:

Who cares about disrespect, its Bush LOL

ivannnnn
16-12-08, 07:52
I will never throw any shoes at someone in case the shoes are really expensive and pink colored. :) Instead, I only throw shoddy shoes. :)

but Bush deserved it and "feel the shame, Bush!" ;)

igonge
16-12-08, 07:57
LMAO! I saw that on the news yesterday. My mum couldn't stop laughing, I was like "calm down mum, it's not that funny."

Shark_Blade
16-12-08, 08:02
Who cares about disrespect, its Bush LOL:vlol:

young Lara Croft
16-12-08, 08:49
I heard of this , and I thought that justice was made! :D

Paddy
16-12-08, 09:01
Haha so did some who called for the guy to be freed.
I say good on him.

peffect
17-12-08, 15:41
Exactly. It's like saying it's brave to punch somebody; it's really not.

Throwing the meanest thing at the president of the biggest country in the world IS a brave act. (considering what's happening in Irak.)
And frankly, if someone thinks Bush deserves the least respect, I beg you reconsider your point. It's a speaking beast. (not harm intended to beasts.)

And for the record, someone from Arabie Saoudite called and gave 10 million box for the Journalist's pair of shoes! :D

domina
17-12-08, 15:45
What a goon

I don't care how much someone might dislike him, there is no excuse to act like a toddler and throw things.

Agreed. :tmb: I believe Austin Powers said it best: "Honestly. Who throws a shoe?" :D

MattTR
17-12-08, 15:46
That's pretty funny, but poor bush he only has barely a month left in office and he's getting this crap. :(

rowanlim
17-12-08, 16:24
Agreed. :tmb: I believe Austin Powers said it best: "Honestly. Who throws a shoe?" :D

:vlol:

@Matt: Well it's not everyday you get a chance to throw a shoe at (one of) the person(s) responsible for the deaths of many innocent civilians.

Shrantellatessa
18-12-08, 01:23
You guys might wana enjoy some shoe throwing in this mini game (http://www.kroma.no/2008/bushgame/) :D And look at the total hits: 3425286! I hit him 4 times :p

Shark_Blade
18-12-08, 01:30
LOL I got him on my first throw. :vlol: Got a total of 5.

Eddie Haskell
18-12-08, 03:06
I doubt there is anyone who dislikes President Bush more than I, but if I was there that asshole "reporter" wouldn't be throwing any more shoes for awhile, or anything else with his two broken arms. He still represents the United States, and that shoe was not only thrown at Bush but at every American as well.

Jade Rae
18-12-08, 03:18
I doubt there is anyone who dislikes President Bush more than I, but if I was there that asshole "reporter" wouldn't be throwing any more shoes for awhile, or anything else with his two broken arms. He still represents the United States, and that shoe was not only thrown at Bush but at every American as well.


Agreed.

Paddy
18-12-08, 03:18
If America is represented by Bush good luck to them.
Bush represents stupidity same with Aussies past PM Johnny Howard, Bush pretty much had that thing coming.
I can understand what youre saying though about throwing the shoes at the American people too but Bush isnt a good representative if he ever was one.

Tomb of Legends
18-12-08, 05:34
Wait, Paddy are you trying to say Jonny is on the same level as Bush?! Howard was a great Prime Minister, yeah, he made a few mistakes, but everyone does.

I dislike Kevin Rudd...didnt he just backflip on a Carbon Emmissions scheme recently?

Paddy
18-12-08, 06:31
Wait, Paddy are you trying to say Jonny is on the same level as Bush?! Howard was a great Prime Minister, yeah, he made a few mistakes, but everyone does.

I dislike Kevin Rudd...didnt he just backflip on a Carbon Emmissions scheme recently?

In terms of English he was better but he was not a great prime minister in my opinion.
The fact he neglected funding for hospitals, schools etc is a great example of it.

Lara.Jolie7
18-12-08, 06:34
oh gosh
if was a boot...

Gosh
Bush looks a model
Oh look a shoe! defend! and back to the pose
hahaha

but
wow
he trow so fast
if it get in bush....

NemesisxAngelus
18-12-08, 07:12
I'm suprised no one has posted this one yet. :pi:

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff127/tetrabinary/Two/Three/bush_stooges.gif

Paddy
18-12-08, 07:36
Lol hahahaha thats hilarious as

Lara.Jolie7
18-12-08, 07:50
hahahahhaha
hope more come

peffect
18-12-08, 07:52
I doubt there is anyone who dislikes President Bush more than I, but if I was there that asshole "reporter" wouldn't be throwing any more shoes for awhile, or anything else with his two broken arms. He still represents the United States, and that shoe was not only thrown at Bush but at every American as well.

What would you do? :vlol:
There's a big difference between asshole and brave, though... :)

@Salwa:
MDR! Yes, you can! :vlol:

raiderfun
18-12-08, 11:45
I doubt there is anyone who dislikes President Bush more than I, but if I was there that asshole "reporter" wouldn't be throwing any more shoes for awhile, or anything else with his two broken arms. He still represents the United States, and that shoe was not only thrown at Bush but at every American as well.

Hating Bush does not mean hating all Americans, there is a huge difference. Personally, I hate Bush certainly more than you, but it doesn't mean I hate all Americans, on the opposite, I have lots of American friends, I don't see the population or nation, but I see the personality and so does that journalist ;)

Ada the Mental
18-12-08, 12:17
http://i44.************/2hrjxu0.jpg

Paddy
18-12-08, 12:19
http://i44.************/2hrjxu0.jpg

Hehehehe Shoe Matrix.

Potkanka
18-12-08, 12:25
According to Wikipedia, shoe throwing is a gesture of extreme disrespect in the Arab world

Yes, I've heard that too. Hope Bush knows that :pi:
It's still a shame the reporter missed...

ajrich17901
18-12-08, 12:26
That's pretty funny, but poor bush he only has barely a month left in office and he's getting this crap. :(

he deserves everything he gets.

Nefertiti_89
18-12-08, 12:27
Ah that was so random and funny!!

Never mind weapons of mass destruction, the shoe is clearly the most deadly weapon in the Iraqi arsenal!

At least the world of comedy will get one last kick out of the train wreck that was the Bush administration!

Jedd Fletcher
18-12-08, 14:57
I think the reason he dodged the shoe so well was that the secret service trains him. I can just see it: "okay Mr President, today we'll be using rotten tomatoes. Tomorrow we'll try shoes, I heard that's an insult in the Arab world".

lara_rocks
18-12-08, 15:18
http://i44.************/2hrjxu0.jpg

lmao

Drone
18-12-08, 15:33
lol @ neo bush

Lara.Jolie7
18-12-08, 19:58
gosh
ahhahaah

that new one looks amazing aghga

Eddie Haskell
18-12-08, 21:36
What would you do? :vlol:
There's a big difference between asshole and brave, though... :)

@Salwa:
MDR! Yes, you can! :vlol:

Do you know who I am? And what I did for a living? I thought not...

peffect
18-12-08, 21:56
Do you know who I am? And what I did for a living? I thought not...

Neither do I believe in "what would you do." ;)
But if you were Iraki, I'm sure you'd have something else to do. :)

Geck-o-Lizard
18-12-08, 22:29
FYI the guy's been beaten in prison and is looking at 7 years, last I heard. :(

Eddie - break his arms for disrespecting his country's illegal invaders? Yep, that's sure to improve respect towards your countryfolk. Alternatively, you could look no further into it as hatred towards the man who spearheaded the whole thing. He didn't throw it at a flag now did he?

jjbennett
18-12-08, 22:31
^ Under Saddam's regime he'd be dead now so he got off rather lightly!

Geck-o-Lizard
18-12-08, 22:33
Under Saddam's regime his motivation to throw those two shoes wouldn't exist. :p

jjbennett
18-12-08, 22:40
Well said ^

Democracy does have its limitations...

Eddie Haskell
18-12-08, 22:51
FYI the guy's been beaten in prison and is looking at 7 years, last I heard. :(

Eddie - break his arms for disrespecting his country's illegal invaders? Yep, that's sure to improve respect towards your countryfolk. Alternatively, you could look no further into it as hatred towards the man who spearheaded the whole thing. He didn't throw it at a flag now did he?

Totally irrelevant to me. There are many ways to voice ones displeasure and to make a statement. Attacking a nations leader is tantamount to attacking ones father. As a life long soldier and a proud American, the fact that I despise Bush is not an issue, nor anything that he may have done. When our leader is assaulted we have his back, regardless of how I personally feel about his job in office or the policies and wars that he may have started.

Those are the facts for an American in uniform, or a proud veteran.

peeves
19-12-08, 00:01
Well i first heard my dad say that george bush had 2 shoes thrown at him by an arab and then i went online to check this out it was quite funny actually that the arab guy yelled at George W. Bush Jr. :vlol:

Mad Tony
19-12-08, 06:03
FYI the guy's been beaten in prison and is looking at 7 years, last I heard. :(

Eddie - break his arms for disrespecting his country's illegal invaders? Yep, that's sure to improve respect towards your countryfolk. Alternatively, you could look no further into it as hatred towards the man who spearheaded the whole thing. He didn't throw it at a flag now did he?He did more than just "disrespect" Bush. He assaulted him. I'm not surprised he got his arms broken. It's not like he calmed down after he threw the shoes, if anything he got even more violent.

luis54321
20-12-08, 17:41
Just saw this on the news now http://www.sockandawe.com/ fun mini game :vlol:

Love2Raid
20-12-08, 17:53
Just saw this on the news now http://www.sockandawe.com/ fun mini game :vlol:

Minigame w0000000000t!!! :vlol:
:jmp:

Endow
20-12-08, 18:03
I didn't know shoes could kill. Don't exactly know the circumstances but breaking his arms seems kind of stupid to say the least.

Bush must have one hell of a "spider sense" though.

Neteru
20-12-08, 18:13
Just saw this on the news now http://www.sockandawe.com/ fun mini game :vlol:And in regard to that particular site:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/12/five_grand_for_sock_and_awe.html

Mad Tony
20-12-08, 18:17
The name "Sock and Awe" is pretty damn funny. Kudos to the guy who came up with that.

Mona Sax
20-12-08, 18:23
Totally irrelevant to me. There are many ways to voice ones displeasure and to make a statement. Attacking a nations leader is tantamount to attacking ones father. As a life long soldier and a proud American, the fact that I despise Bush is not an issue, nor anything that he may have done. When our leader is assaulted we have his back, regardless of how I personally feel about his job in office or the policies and wars that he may have started.

Those are the facts for an American in uniform, or a proud veteran.
I think if more people questioned their leaders, the world would be a more peaceful place. There's loyalty, and then there's blindness.

Being a soldier doesn't mean you can just turn off your brain - the Nuremberg trials proved that.

Eddie Haskell
20-12-08, 18:36
I think if more people questioned their leaders, the world would be a more peaceful place. There's loyalty, and then there's blindness.

Being a soldier doesn't mean you can just turn off your brain - the Nuremberg trials proved that.

I don't expect you to to understand. I don't expect a non-soldier or a non-American to be so inclined. And my brain is just fine thank you. :)

And who is questioning (or not questioning) their leader here? If I witness my President being assaulted right in front of me I am not going to stop and think think "Hmmm, you know, he is a lousy leader and I don't like him. How about I stand here and watch him get pelted and attacked." The quality of the leader is unimportant here. What he has done is also unimportant. What he is IS the vital component. It's the office and what that represents, not the man that is important.

If it were President Obama, would you feel differently?

Encore
20-12-08, 18:42
^ Wow... That level of devotion to any politician scares the crap outta me.

Eddie Haskell
20-12-08, 18:45
^ Wow... That level of devotion to any politician scares the crap outta me.

You are missing the boat here. And you are not comprehending anything that I am expressing.

Encore
20-12-08, 18:49
I understand as far as symbols of the State goes. It's like feeling personally insulted when someone disrespects our flag, or whatever. But I'm afraid that's the best I can grasp here, because like I said, a kind of personal devotion to politicians is scary.

Sorry for interrupting though. :o

Endow
20-12-08, 18:53
I don't expect you to to understand. I don't expect a non-soldier or a non-American to be so inclined. And my brain is just fine thank you. :)

And who is questioning (or not questioning) their leader here? If I witness my President being assaulted right in front of me I am not going to stop and think think "Hmmm, you know, he is a lousy leader and I don't like him. How about I stand here and watch him get pelted and attacked." The quality of the leader is unimportant here. What he has done is also unimportant. What he is IS the vital component. It's the office and what that represents, not the man that is important.

If it were President Obama, would you feel differently?

You got a point there. But breaking the guy's arms didn't prevent anything that couldn't be handled right there and then. And being a soldier or american has nothing to do with it. I understand that you military people see things through different eyes but let's not forget that being in the military is not a prerequisite for anything other than to fight. It's not like other people are blissfully oblivious when it comes to how a person or a president should be treated in this kind of situation.

Mona Sax
20-12-08, 18:57
And who is questioning (or not questioning) their leader here? If I witness my President being assaulted right in front of me I am not going to stop and think think "Hmmm, you know, he is a lousy leader and I don't like him. How about I stand here and watch him get pelted and attacked." The quality of the leader is unimportant here. What he has done is also unimportant. What he is IS the vital component. It's the office and what that represents, not the man that is important.
The office is worthless without the man, just like a uniform is. Just because Bush has a lot of power doesn't mean he has more rights than anybody else. We're all human, nothing more and nothing less. Besides, natural authority comes from skill, knowledge and commitment, and it's the only kind of authority I respect. If somebody makes poor decisions, they don't deserve to be followed, and being the president doesn't make any difference.

That being said, since I don't support violence, I also don't support anybody throwing objects at somebody else for whatever reason. Again, it doesn't matter if the target is Bush or a random passer-by.
If it were President Obama, would you feel differently?
No. I wouldn't support anybody throwing shoes at Obama, and I wouldn't follow Obama if I didn't agree with him. Actually, I prefer not following anybody whatsover. I like to go my own way, and if other people happen to share it, great.

Eddie Haskell
20-12-08, 19:03
I understand as far as symbols of the State goes. It's like feeling personally insulted when someone disrespects our flag, or whatever. But I'm afraid that's the best I can grasp here, because like I said, a kind of personal devotion to politicians is scary.

Sorry for interrupting though. :o

My goodness, good discussion is never "interrupting". :)

A "politician" is totally different from a President and the Commander in Chief. A simple "politician" can be someone who is simply running for dogcatcher in Hicksville (and loses I might add). On the other hand someone with whom the people elected to office and who is in office is entitled to the respect of that office. The people voted them in. The gravitas that comes with that is significant, even down to the local level (but much more so for those elected officials with statewide votes, or for the President national totals). They represent large constituencies, and for the President the entire nation.

President Bush cannot be simply labeled a politician. Very few are "devoted" to the man (particularly if the man is Bush), but all should be respectful of the office and the officeholder. One should also remember that the President is the Commander in Chief of the United States Armed Forces. Therefore he is/was my commanding officer.

Mr.Burns
20-12-08, 19:09
My thoughts on this in a nutshell:

Respect is earned, not given. Bush hasn't earned my respect. However I do respect the office of the President. That doesn't mean I will respect the person holding it.

Eddie Haskell
20-12-08, 19:22
My thoughts on this in a nutshell:

Respect is earned, not given. Bush hasn't earned my respect. However I do respect the office of the President. That doesn't mean I will respect the person holding it.

I don't know how this relates to the specific situation. It does not indicate what you would do, except perhaps get locked in a logical loop...;)

IceColdLaraCroft
20-12-08, 21:22
It's a shoe.

It wasn't like it was an assassination attempt or even a chair!

Mad Tony
20-12-08, 21:45
It's a shoe.

It wasn't like it was an assassination attempt or even a chair!It's still assault. Anyway, I don't think getting two shoes to the face would've been painless.

Betal
20-12-08, 21:50
Just saw this on the news now http://www.sockandawe.com/ fun mini game :vlol:

Yaay now everyone can throw shoes at Bush. :D

Paddy
20-12-08, 23:36
My thoughts on this in a nutshell:

Respect is earned, not given. Bush hasn't earned my respect. However I do respect the office of the President. That doesn't mean I will respect the person holding it.

Couldnt agree more.

To the person saying had it happened to Obama, wouldve still laughed actually. More to it had it happened to John Howard when he was Aussie PM I wouldve laughed even more.

Haha that games awesome, hit Bush 11 times.

IceColdLaraCroft
21-12-08, 00:07
It's still assault. Anyway, I don't think getting two shoes to the face would've been painless.

You say it like it was a domestic/civil issue. This was a reporter vs. a President...compared to what Presidents are threatened with this was nothing.

This is the same man that almost died choking on a pretzle

Laurencarter
21-12-08, 19:23
Poor Mr. Bush. That must really suck to get shoes thrown at you.