Shoe Guy is Screwed

This poor guy is so fucked:

Maythem al-Zaidi contacted a judge to ask him if what his brother [Muntader] did is a crime under Iraqi law. The judge told him that he might serve two years in prison or pay a fine for insulting a president of foreign country unless Mr. Bush withdrew the case. “If they manage to imprison Muntader, there are millions of him all over Iraq and the Arab world,” Maythem al-Zaidi said.

Anyone who expects clemency from the Commander Guy should recall his remarks about Karla Faye Tucker.

In the week before [Karla Faye Tucker’s] execution, Bush says, Bianca Jagger and a number of other protesters came to Austin to demand clemency for Tucker. “Did you meet with any of them?” I ask.

Bush whips around and stares at me. “No, I didn’t meet with any of them,” he snaps, as though I’ve just asked the dumbest, most offensive question ever posed. “I didn’t meet with Larry King either when he came down for it. I watched his interview with [Tucker], though. He asked her real difficult questions, like ‘What would you say to Governor Bush?’ ”

“What was her answer?” I wonder.

“Please,” Bush whimpers, his lips pursed in mock desperation, “don’t kill me.”

Brother Explains Shoe Tossing Iraqi Journalist’s Anger [NYT Baghdad Bureau]

It’s great that the brother’s first name almost spells Mayhem.

Should we print up some “I AM MUNTADER AND I HAVE TWO PAIR!” T-shirts with the ducking Caligutard on the front and”Visit” on the back?

Two years for “insulting” a foreign leader?

Considering the number of insults I’ve made about W and others I could be facing life if I were in Iraq.

However, considering Fatty McGoo Harper is Canada City’s “current” PM I should not feel confident about avoiding extradition.

@ManchuCandidate: You have to wonder whether that law was written at the insistence of the U.S.

“He knows when you been sleeping.
He knows when you’re awake.
He knows when you vote Liberal so you’d better vote Tory for goodness’ sake!”

I suspect he also knows that I’m currently sitting at an airport lounge on my way to Vancouver for a quick cheap trip to visit friends having forked over some cash for airport wifi.

I thought they had a fabulous new Constitution and democracy and sunshine and rainbows over there in Iraq now thanks to Chimpy and Cheney. Two years for insulting a foreign leader sounds pretty retrograde.

Oh I’m sure it was like most of the laws. Sort of like RoboCop’s Directive Number 4.

@ManchuCandidate: He does. He just IMed me. You’re being watched by 6 Mounties hiding in the crowd.

@SanFranLefty: NBC’s First Read needs an update:

The good news for [Bush]: He’s taking this with humor and, as he points out, journalists could not have done that in Iraq eight years ago.

And why do these things always happen the moment the Daily Show goes on vacation?

As much as I wish I could enjoy this, I can’t. That poor guy is gonna be beaten and tortured now, and for what?

Sadly, this is as close to justice as Bush will ever get. He’s our Pinochet, and once again he escapes scot-free.

I see five of them, but the sixth is probably the guy behind me sleeping and not paying attention.

@Original Andrew:
Maybe, but also maybe not. Who knows what will happen?

The Daily Show is on vacation? Mr. SFL and I were going to try to stay up late tonight to watch baked’s boyfriend’s take on the shoe revolution. Thanks for the warning.

P.S. LAT took your idea and have a photo montage of “Shoes and Politics.”

@SanFranLefty: That’s exactly it. I shouldn’t have got hung up on finding video.

And yes, the Daily Show NewsHour is on hiatus until 2009. After all, what could possibly happen the last two weeks of the year?

Caroline Kennedy is having an entitlementgasm. “Ewww, my unka got to be senator from NY. It’s my turn now! Mine!”

@FlyingChainSaw: And my other senator? Guess what Chuckie did …

As an alternative to Cox’s plan, Schumer advocated a largely voluntary approach in which regulators would simply encourage the [ratings] agencies to disclose their ratings methods. “They’re making good-faith efforts,” Schumer told Cox at a 2006 Senate hearing.

Ultimately, says the Times, Schumer was able to get the measure amended “so that it explicitly prohibited the S.E.C. from regulating the procedures and methods the agencies use to determine ratings.”

Source: TPM. Basically Chuck was pushing for even less regulation than the Loyal Bushies. I am very displeased.

@blogenfreude: They’re making good-faith efforts,” Schumer told Cox at a 2006 Senate hearing.

…while backstage, committee staff laughed uproariously.

@blogenfreude: All these enablers need to be thrown from helicopters over the Atlantic.

@blogenfreude: That’s Lady Caroline, mister. Seeing as you live in a state with hereditary Senate seats and all.


Our Congress, military, “Justice” Department and White House Press Corps have only one skill: Pressing their lips to Caligutard’s butt cheeks. It doesn’t look good.

Open your windows and shout:


blogenfreude: Damn right. Of course, the Republican bench is really thin — you would think that Upstate might have some pols with a decent shot at any statewide office, and you would be wrong — so she won’t be in any danger of losing the seat. But, srsly: some imagination would be nice.

When shoes are outlawed, only outlaws will have shoes.

Shoes don’t hit people, people hit people.

They’ll take my shoes away when they pry them off my cold, dead feet.

/off to Shoe Pavillion to stock up before the Eagle unshoes us all.

@nojo: As daughter of the King of Camelot, I’m pretty sure her title is “HRH The Princess Royal.”

@Mistress Cynica: Ah, yes, of course. The Shrivers are the Lords and Ladies.

@redmanlaw: Excellent. 9 WIDE here.

I think I would make an adorable senator. I wonder why no one’s approached me yet? It’s possible they’re shy. I must call Libtard Central and talk to someone. I’ve got a suit and, I think, a red tie. I’m sure I could get a flag pin somewhere. Then I’d be set. I’ve got sneering and evasiveness down pat. Plus I have the added advantage of actually living here in NY state full-time.

Oh, and nojo, any time you want to post more funny stories about people throwing things at Preznit Bunnypants you go right ahead. Cabbages, rocks, snowballs, loafers, you name it. It’s all good.

@nojo: Lady Shriver was on the cover of Sports Illustrated a couple of weeks ago. That convinced me there is nowhere you can go in these United States to get away from them. Even in buttfuck Appalachia, the littlest RFKer is filming some sort of documentary on teh poorz.

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