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Photos: Iraqi shoe hurler inspires art in Saddam hometown
sfgate ^

Posted on 01/30/2009 4:27:35 AM PST by JoeProBono

When an Iraqi journalist hurled his shoes at George W. Bush last month at a Baghdad press conference, the attack spawned a flood of Web quips, political satire and street rallies across the Arab world. Now it's inspired a work of art. A sofa-sized sculpture , a single copper-coated shoe on a stand carved to resemble flowing cloth was formally unveiled to the public Thursday in the hometown of the late Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein.

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TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bds; iraq; saddam; shoe


1 posted on 01/30/2009 4:27:36 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono
Did they take one of the shoes of the toppled Saddam statues? Losers.


2 posted on 01/30/2009 4:36:36 AM PST by SolidWood (www.sarahpac.com / Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: JoeProBono

Thats the thanks we get for giving them the freedom to build it. Why did we even care that these people were being tortured and dying under Saddam Hussein. These Arab arent worth the life of one American soldier.


3 posted on 01/30/2009 4:37:32 AM PST by Venturer
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To: JoeProBono

The woman with the thumbs-up... this gesture means “flipping the bird” among Arabs doesn’t it?


4 posted on 01/30/2009 4:37:37 AM PST by SolidWood (www.sarahpac.com / Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Venturer

This is Saddam’s hometown. Odds are that they are relatives of him and probably were the ones doing the torturing and murdering.


5 posted on 01/30/2009 4:39:51 AM PST by SolidWood (www.sarahpac.com / Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: JoeProBono

Don’t they have a local supplier of Che Ts? That would make the celebration complete. Huge turnout.

The stupidity of people never ceases to amaze.

It’s all a PRAVDA caused time warp.


6 posted on 01/30/2009 4:43:35 AM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty, market economy and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: JoeProBono
"It's not a political work,"

Just another day of art imitating life.


7 posted on 01/30/2009 4:49:18 AM PST by SouthDixie (We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly.)
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To: SolidWood
The woman with the thumbs-up... this gesture means “flipping the bird” among Arabs doesn’t it?

Yeah, basically. Although they've been around us for so long now, that they don't get offended when they see a thumbs-up. It's a case-by-case basis kind of thing... :o)

8 posted on 01/30/2009 4:51:14 AM PST by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: JoeProBono

Given what Saddam Hussein brought to his country in his ugly despotism I am not surprised that his followers would honor this man.


9 posted on 01/30/2009 5:12:03 AM PST by Carley (Remember when we had a real President)
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To: evets

Here’s your chance to post your shoe thrower again.


10 posted on 01/30/2009 5:20:28 AM PST by MountainDad
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To: JoeProBono

I guess they must really miss the days of living under a dicatatorship. Must miss the killing, maiming, torturing, etc. Clearly they appreciate the sacrifice of AMERICANS to give them the freedom to create this.

I’m not sure when I gave up on the arab world / the muslims that inhabit it - I just continue to get continual affirmation of that decision.


11 posted on 01/30/2009 5:24:45 AM PST by Made In The USA (Liberalism is a sign of stupidity.)
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To: Venturer

Sorry to say, I felt that way from day one.
They are ingrates.


12 posted on 01/30/2009 5:28:17 AM PST by FES0844
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13 posted on 01/30/2009 5:48:29 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
If Bush had shoes thrown at him by these islamo-muslims, what do you suppose they will "throw" at our boy obammer?

Perhaps the severed heads of a few of the feeelthy infidels?

That should make obammer feel right at home!

14 posted on 01/30/2009 5:50:54 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (Welcome, one and all, to the islamo-muslim states of obammica!)
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To: SolidWood

Yes, it does


15 posted on 01/30/2009 7:35:01 AM PST by G8 Diplomat (The Middle East: We put the OIL in TURMOIL!)
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To: All
Some prefer Wingtips


16 posted on 01/30/2009 7:41:16 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Look, our goal was to give them freedom right? That includes political expression we do not like -comes with the territory. Same with the Bush-Chimp and Hussein Obama stuff. We should be happy for them. What do we prefer, they remain a frightened little child hiding under our skirt? Appreciate the irony and move on.


17 posted on 01/30/2009 9:27:40 AM PST by MoreGovLess (Seek justice, love kindness, walk humbly with your God (Micah))
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To: Venturer
Thats the thanks we get for giving them the freedom to build it. Why did we even care that these people were being tortured and dying under Saddam Hussein. These Arab arent worth the life of one American soldier.

Oh, for crying out loud...a few poeple from Tikrit for Heaven's sake, who could even be related to Saddam do not represent all of Iraq.

Let's have a little perspective here, shall we?

18 posted on 01/30/2009 9:31:17 AM PST by Allegra ( VOTE, Iraqis! Election Day, Saturday, January 31, 2009)
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To: Future Snake Eater; SolidWood
Yeah, basically. Although they've been around us for so long now, that they don't get offended when they see a thumbs-up. It's a case-by-case basis kind of thing... :o)

Just don't ever do the circle using your thumb and index finger that we use to say "OK." It doesn't mean that in the Arabic world. LOL

19 posted on 01/30/2009 9:33:50 AM PST by Allegra ( VOTE, Iraqis! Election Day, Saturday, January 31, 2009)
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To: MountainDad

Lol... you trying to get me banned?


20 posted on 01/30/2009 11:26:22 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: MountainDad

21 posted on 01/30/2009 11:26:32 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: evets

No...not trying to get ya banned. Just loved that post! AND, your tag line. Thanks!


22 posted on 02/02/2009 4:22:49 AM PST by MountainDad
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