Monday, 15 December 2008

Bush Nearly Hit By Shoes, Big Fucking Deal

Yesterday, President George Bush was nearly hit by two shoes and the second it happened, I thought, that's going to be all over the interwebs.

Here I am, blogging about the damn thing but you know what, I think it stinks. First off, what if they'd hit, that would've hurt and that is no way to behave around a President or any world leader, no matter what they've done; you can't go around fucking assaulting them with shoes or Pop Tarts or whatever weaponry you have to hand.

I watch the footage of the event and I actually feel sorry for Bush and then I get impressed by the sheer speed of his reactions but it's weird, he dodges the first one like a pro: swift, fluid and focused on the object right up until the last minute...kinda reminds me of a batsman in cricket ducking out of the way of a bit of 'chin music' but then the second shoe, he kinda deflects it with the support of Nouri Maliki who shows good wingman skills.

The shoe throwing dick-wad wanted his moment of fame, his moment of name calling and violence and that seems kind of appropriate, as he represents a country that is full of name calling and violence; as murderous squabbles between Shite and Sunni leads to dead civilians and dead troops and makes Iraqi people and Iraqi society frankly look like they haven't a shitting idea what they're going to do with their own country.

9 comments:

  1. But you miss the point my friend. Several prominent figures have been tart slammed already, and people have every right to do so! not anarchy, simply freedom of expression.

    And excuse me, you are asking for respect of someone who respected non, just for being a world leader? pardon me, he earns non of my respect, and the pair of shoe are well earned. Imagine someone done so much to my people and my country on a podium being called a "friend" by the asshat that is Nouri Maliki!!! befriend my ass! Here is one more pair of shoes from me! ----->

    I honestly think the guy is not looking for fame, he is honest about his feelings. You do not think about fame when you know you will be severely punished, this is Iraq! he is probably having his share of first class torture already by now!

    World leaders earn respect, they do not get it bundled with the job. Just like everyfreakenbody else!

    and Oh! it was SO funny I almost fainted laughing seeing the video! ain't that something?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh, and here in this link on a prominent arabic news channel (sorry in Arabic) a Saudi gentleman is offering to buy the pair of shoes for 10 million rials (aprox. 4 million dollars). He calls it the Freedom Flag!

    http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2008/12/15/62070.html

    C'mon man, do not tell me this was an immoral act! be fair and balanced...oh, why does this word sound familiar ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Well, I am no Bush fan but I think the whole "shoe" thing is pretty queer.

    If no one is to be above the law, then he should serve a brief prison sentence for the attempted assault. Good for him for becoming a folk hero, though.

    I can't wait 'til we get our renewable energy so we can stop sending our capital to the Middle East. How do you shut that loudmouth in Venezuela up? Stop buying his oil

    Oh, yes, that'll shut him up! Wind power to defeat wind power!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh. And speaking of barbarism, I look again to the Middle East today. In Iran, a court sentenced a man to be blinded by acid after he did the same to a woman.

    Kudos on cracking down on domestic violence but.... Jesus Christ.

    This attempt at civilization? Fail!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Mohamed: I never said that people don't have the right, of course they do but then they have the right to be locked in a jail for attempted assault with a goddman shoe, even if that does turn them into a weird show martyr/hero.

    Although you have to question the mind of anyone who makes a hero out of a shoe thrower.

    As for respect, Bush holds a position of power, I may not like him or Mugagbe for that matter but a more civilised way of dealing with them must be found, not violence.

    And I'll confess, it is funny but I stand by my first reading of the event, one of sadness and a lot of pity.

    And as for the Saudi man who wants to buy the shoes, why is it the nations that are protected and their backward laws upheld by the US so keen to bite the hand that feeds it.

    I say, we get the US out of Saudi Arabia and then invade the county to give the people some human rights.

    M@: hearing you, all the dealings we've had to have with this part of the world means we've got our hands dirty with some dubious people.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I heard the shoe-thrower got beat up. I think he should be prosecuted but the guy who broke his arm should be, too. That's awful.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I agree, if it's true, at the moment his brother is saying he got beat up but head of journalist union says he's fine.

    But where I come from, you assault someone, you got to expect beats back.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I wondered if the incident would make history books. It seems the type of silly incident that made my US History course book. I find myself frustrated by the media who seem hone in on any bit piece of news and make it huge. I hate the media ... especially these 24*7 channels that epitomise 'dumbing down'. Arg.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I really hope this silly thing doesn't become anything for the history books, I doubt it...surely.

    But yes, this is a fine example of a bit piece of news that is drawn out, when in reality the fact that the UK troops are withdrawn by July is a real winner.

    ReplyDelete

Please do not be under the misapprehension that this blog has a laissez-faire comments policy where commenters can get away with whatever they want to say on account of their ‘freedom of speech’.

Blurred Clarity has a stringent comments policy. So anything off-topic, diversionary, trollish, abusive, misogynist, racist, homophobic or xenophobic will be deleted.

Cheers duckies.