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Re: Bush attacked with shoes

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:00 pm UTC
by vviipp
I saw this on the news as well, and alot of the guys were talking about it at school.
Either way, Bush got lucky; pretty sure that Obama will take very strong precautions

Re: Bush attacked with shoes

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:47 pm UTC
by roc314
vviipp wrote:Either way, Bush got lucky; pretty sure that Obama will take very strong precautions
The depressing thing is that I think Obama will need to take more precautions in the US than out of it. We don't want the KKK throwing shoes at him.

Re: Bush attacked with shoes

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:58 pm UTC
by Vaniver
22/7 wrote:Fair enough. I just find it funny that he could do a Google search but not a forum search.
A forum search wouldn't even work- you can't read FaiD threads unless you've applied (which I neither have nor plan to do). And unknown acronyms are far more likely to be explained on a random site than on the xkcd fora.

Bakemaster wrote:"Insult" doesn't appear to be a crime. Insulting the government appears to be. And it's not like we don't have a comparable charge in the U.S.
Time to take this in a bizarre direction- was the reporter in question lawfully ordered to not throw his shoes at the president?

More seriously, it is true that the guy was disrupting a press conference- that's less serious than disrupting court proceedings, but it does make it more than if he had thrown his shoes at Bush elsewhere.

Re: Bush attacked with shoes

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:08 pm UTC
by Arc
vviipp wrote:Either way, Bush got lucky; Obama will take very strong precautions

He should train his reflexes by having the Secret Service guys throw objects at him randomly throughout the day. While that would, in all likelihood, only serve to make Obama paranoid and skittish, it would be funny to see videos of it.

Re: Bush attacked with shoes

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:30 pm UTC
by Vieto
This reminds me of the ending to the first Austin Powers movie.

"you don't throw a shoe. Honestly!"

Re: Bush attacked with shoes

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:35 pm UTC
by roc314
Vieto wrote:This reminds me of the ending to the first Austin Powers movie.

"you don't throw a shoe. Honestly!"
Already been done.
Marbas wrote:Austin Powers, the answer to your question is JOURNALISTS.


Spoiler:
"Who throws a shoe? Honestly." -Austin Powers

Re: Bush attacked with shoes

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:42 pm UTC
by The Reaper
Spoiler:
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Spoilered to not take up space. Still funny though.

Re: Bush attacked with shoes

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:08 pm UTC
by Vieto
roc314 wrote:
Vieto wrote:This reminds me of the ending to the first Austin Powers movie.

"you don't throw a shoe. Honestly!"
Already been done.
Marbas wrote:Austin Powers, the answer to your question is JOURNALISTS.


Spoiler:
"Who throws a shoe? Honestly." -Austin Powers


XD

I didn't notice that.

Re: Bush attacked with shoes

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:01 pm UTC
by 22/7
Bakemaster wrote:Why assume, when you could just read the article Vaniver linked, where it explicity says:
Reuters wrote:He would be sent for trial on charges of insulting the Iraqi state, said the prime minister's media adviser, Yasin Majeed.
Well, probably because they're contradictory and the one I was quoting is more recent.

Re: Bush attacked with shoes

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:17 am UTC
by thornahawk
Well, nothing like lèse majesté can be pinned on the guy, right? :P

Anyway, follow-ups:

Marry my daughter!
Give him an award!
What, $ 10,000,000?!

My take: guy can't do moving targets. ;)

~ Werner

Re: Bush attacked with shoes

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:30 am UTC
by Vaniver
Al-Zaidi is being held for allegedly insulting a foreign leader, a charge that carries a maximum of two years in prison.
From the marriage proposal article.

Max sentence of two years seems surprisingly benign (as in, appropriate instead of draconian) for that sort of offense.

Re: Bush attacked with shoes

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:51 am UTC
by thornahawk
^ knew that. ;) I merely wanted to introduce some nice French into the discussion.

The joke going around where I live is that people will eventually use a flag that has a shoe in place of a crescent. :D

~ Werner

Re: Bush attacked with shoes

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:40 am UTC
by RealGrouchy
Actually, newly-released footage indicates that there was more than just shoes thrown at Bush.

Based on that, I'd agree with Vaniver that a two-year sentence is pretty mild! (Although, it is in an Iraqi jail...)

- RG>

Re: Bush attacked with shoes

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:52 pm UTC
by EsotericWombat
There's going to be political trouble if they don't find a way around jailing him though. He's a folk hero locally. They're also going to have to own up to beating the shit out of him while he was in custody.

Re: Bush attacked with shoes

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:38 pm UTC
by Gunfingers
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Re: Bush attacked with shoes

Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:32 am UTC
by fishyfish777
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