Flying Shoes!

OK, here’s something that will be seen over and over and over again, as it is in this video! An Iraqi journalist flings a couple shoes at Bush in Baghdad. See it live, then live again, then again, on and on and on. We may have lost the war — although not admitted by Bush or our MSM — but we gained a couple of size-10 shoes.

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  1. debi_in_hawaii’s avatar

    for someone allegedly sauced (and not too bright), he’s surprisingly quick LOL

    And I resent that statement about him being a dog!! That’s a total insult to the canine species!!

  2. Mardé’s avatar

    Yes, that’s pretty funny, Debi. Here’s what Juan Cole said yesterday morning about the Iraqi journalist: Al-Zaidi shouted “This is a farewell kiss!” as he launched his size tens, then kept shouting “Dog, dog!” (In Arabic, it would be ibn al-kalb or son of a dog, equivalent to English s.o.b.; for color you can say ‘son of a thousand dogs!’) 😆

  3. debi_in_hawaii’s avatar

    he could’ve said ‘you son of a bush’… 😛

  4. Mardé’s avatar

    Hey, that’s a good one, debi! Why didn’t I think of that? Son of a bush!

  5. Prophecy’s avatar

    What a waste of perfectly good pair of shoes.

  6. Mardé’s avatar

    Hey, Prophecy, thanks for your comment. I guess you’re saying that al-Zaidi should have kept his shoes? Or, are you saying he was simply wasting them on Bush? Yes or No, or Yes and No?

  7. Minds Erased’s avatar

    I can’t think of a better use for a pair of shoes than this! To show the soles of one’s shoes is, in the Arab world, a HUGE insult. Akin to giving the finger, times ten. I’m just surprised he was able to get the SECOND shoe in there. Maybe the Secret Service guys are all like, “Bah, fuck Bush.”

  8. Mardé’s avatar

    Thanks for your comment, Minds. Yes, those Secret Service guys were real slow to act, and in the meantime poor al-Zaidi got beaten up pretty bad. But it looks like many, if not most, Iraqis support al-Zaidi.

    Here’s what I found on Juan Cole yesterday:

    Ghoul’s Glossary: Shoewhack

    Shoewhack (v.) To assault someone with footwear in such a way as to humiliate that individual, especially at a moment of supposed triumph or obvious hypocrisy. A shoewhacking generally involves an element of surprise. It is especially appropriate for individuals guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors who have for reasons of wealth and power nevertheless escaped any other punishment for their iniquity.


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