I Bet No One Saw This Coming

by TKOEd • Wednesday, Dec 17, 2008 • no responses - be the first

Shoe hurler being tortured? Can’t say I’m shocked by the accusation or that it might actually be true:

The brother of the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at US President George W Bush has said that the reporter has been beaten in custody.

Muntadar al-Zaidi has allegedly suffered a broken arm, broken ribs and internal bleeding, his older brother, Dargham, told the BBC.

Mr Zaidi threw his shoes at Mr Bush at a news conference, calling him “a dog”.

A spokesperson for the Iraqi military says the journalist is in good health and said the allegations were untrue.

It is unclear whether the reporter may have been injured when he was wrestled to the floor at the news conference, or at a later point.

Italics mine. You would think since this made so many headlines that whoever has the man in custody would be handling him with kids gloves, but who knows. As this BBC story reports, there have been two days of demonstrations in Iraq on Zaidi’s behalf. The Iraqis should be charging this guy straight up with whatever they got & let the law take it’s course. I don’t think he deserves to be tortured but I also don’t think a beating in his future was unforeseeable after throwing his shoes at the POTUS. It was a dumb, reckless act committed against a man who deserves worse than a shoe upside the head, but is not worth risking bodily harm or worse over.

Shout out to dday

You Feeling Brave…, Go ‘head Get Gully

by TKOEd • Sunday, Dec 14, 2008 • 2 responses - join us

This has to be one of the top five gulliest things of at least this decade. I really, really wanted to post a video here but the BBC video doesn’t have embedding, and it’s the best vid I’ve seen because it has Bush’s comments afterwards. He says he didn’t feel threatened but he looked pretty shook to me. Even if he really wasn’t scared, he should have been. My man threw those shoes like Rob Dibble threw a baseball. If they would have connected we would have seen blood. He was pretty accurate too, Bush’s deft duck kept his skull from being wrecked. While this is fairly amusing, I’m not really down with throwing shit at world leaders. That being said I don’t really blame the guy either. Bush & the GOP have been a disaster in this country & around the world. Any ill that befalls him I look at as karma.

that guy (bush)

by TKOEd • Monday, Feb 26, 2007 • no responses - be the first

I’ve decided to start this blog on a light note. i don’t know if this has been written about anywhere else but I’ve noticed that joe biden always calls bush “that guy” or “this guy” in interviews. i personally think this is hilarious especially considering that bush has a nasty habit of calling dems the democrat party instead of the democratic party. i have read this supposedly goes back to nixon who started saying it like that to try and emphasize the “rat” syllable in the name. really just lowbrow stuff.