Monday, December 15, 2008

Weapons of Mass Humiliation

I am sure everyone has seen this a million times already, but it warms my heart. I love that George Bush had shoes thrown at him. It's like my personal sun beam on the Santa’s ass of frozen misery known as Utah.

"This is a farewell kiss, you dog," Muntader al-Zaidi yelled in Arabic as he threw his shoes. "This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq."

A lot of people don’t realize that in Arab culture it's considered rude even to display the sole of one's shoe to a fellow human being since shoes are considered ritually unclean in the Muslim faith, so the shoe throwing was mainly symbolic.

Muntader al-Zaidi is already a hero in Iraq, and beyond. He was even given a an award for courage. That pretty much says it all.

Well, that and the fact the secret service allowed him to throw the second shoe before rushing out.


  1. Yes, that footage warmed my heart, too. All I could think of was, "Damn. I wish Bush wouldn't have ducked." I would have loved to see that man with a shoeprint on his forehead. And the Iraqi journalist who did it deserves a Pulizter for that work. :)

  2. ha, your youtube link video got commandeered by the associated press. pst, like a million bizzilion people haven't already seen it!


What's on your mind?