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Iraqi Voting Disrupts News Reports of Bombings
Scrapple Face ^ | 1/30/05 | Scott Ott

Posted on 01/30/2005 5:30:41 AM PST by pookie18

News reports of terrorist bombings in Iraq were marred Sunday by shocking graphic images of Iraqi "insurgents" voting by the millions in their first free democratic election.

Despite reporters' hopes that a well-orchestrated barrage of mortar attacks and suicide bombings would put down the so-called 'freedom insurgency', hastily-formed battalions of rebels swarmed polling places to cast their ballots -- shattering the status quo and striking fear into the hearts of the leaders of the existing terror regime.

Hopes for a return to the stability of tyranny waned as rank upon rank of Iraqi men and women filed out of precinct stations, each armed with the distinctive mark of the new freedom guerrillas -- an ink-stained index finger, which one former Ba'athist called "the evidence of their betrayal of 50 years of Iraqi tradition."

Journalists struggled to put a positive spin on the day's events, but the video images of tyranny's traitors choosing a future of freedom overwhelmed the official story of bloodshed and mayhem.

An ink-stained finger marks an Iraqi woman as one of "tyranny's traitors."


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: democracy; election; elections; iraq; iraqielection; scottott; scrapple; voting

1 posted on 01/30/2005 5:30:41 AM PST by pookie18
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To: pookie18

Inexplicably, Pat Buchanan's leading the polling in Basra.


2 posted on 01/30/2005 5:32:24 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: pookie18

I think the middle finger should have been 'inked'. This would have sent an additional message to the terrorists.


3 posted on 01/30/2005 5:33:35 AM PST by duckman (I refuse to use a tag line...I mean it.)
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To: pookie18

The Dims are on the wrong side of another one, and this was is definately going to leave a mark!


4 posted on 01/30/2005 5:34:20 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: billorites
Inexplicably, Pat Buchanan's leading the polling in Basra.

Al Gore is deeply saddened & has contacted David Boise...

5 posted on 01/30/2005 5:37:25 AM PST by pookie18 (Clinton Happens!)
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To: pookie18

ROFL!


6 posted on 01/30/2005 5:37:43 AM PST by Soul Seeker
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To: pookie18
hehe. Bite me Kennedy. ...no wait... :)


7 posted on 01/30/2005 5:37:51 AM PST by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: pookie18
Despite reporters' hopes that a well-orchestrated barrage of mortar attacks and suicide bombings would put down the so-called 'freedom insurgency', hastily-formed battalions of rebels swarmed polling places to cast their ballots -- shattering the status quo and striking fear into the hearts of the leaders of the existing terror regime.

Mr. Scott nailed it.

It has been joy to watch the sheepish expressions of the liberal biased news channels and their chattering heads as they comment on the good voting news out of Iraq.

One wonders what B'ch Boxer and I'ot Kennedy will have to say about the election.

8 posted on 01/30/2005 5:43:17 AM PST by RAY (They that do right are all heroes!)
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To: pookie18

"Let Freedon Reign".


9 posted on 01/30/2005 5:53:07 AM PST by bitt
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To: Fenris6
IRAQ THE MODEL
Sunday, January 30, 2005

The people have won.

[snip]

I walked forward to my station, cast my vote and then headed to the box, where I wanted to stand as long as I could, then I moved to mark my finger with ink, I dipped it deep as if I was poking the eyes of all the world's tyrants. I put the paper in the box and with it, there were tears that I couldn't hold; I was trembling with joy and I felt like I wanted to hug the box but the supervisor smiled at me and said "brother, would you please move ahead, the people are waiting for their turn".

Yes brothers, proceed and fill the box!

These are stories that will be written on the brightest pages of history.

10 posted on 01/30/2005 5:56:38 AM PST by angkor
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To: pookie18

CNN will be running tapes of the last three Super Bowls, since there is no news to report today.


11 posted on 01/30/2005 5:58:31 AM PST by Ed_in_NJ (Who killed Suzanne Coleman?)
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To: pookie18
I love some of the comments below the "article".

Quagmire! Quagmire, Quagmire, Quagmire!

Oh, and I told you so.
Posted by: John F. Kerry at January 30, 2005 08:07 AM

Maybe the insurgents can demand a recount. With (continuing) help from the Dems they should be able to find enough casualties to nullify the elections.
Posted by: Gary at January 30, 2005 08:11 AM

12 posted on 01/30/2005 6:05:02 AM PST by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: pookie18
Too funny.

One inspiring story from Fox last night....

Vehicle travel was prohibited, so when the poll at Abu Grav didn't open.........voters would have to travel 13 miles by foot to vote.

First a trickle....and it grew and grew as thousands began walking the 13 miles to participate in the democratic process. God Bless em all.

Meanwhile, some in Ohio are upset having to stand in a line for what they thought was too long. LOL
13 posted on 01/30/2005 6:06:43 AM PST by Smartaleck
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To: Lazamataz

Ping.


14 posted on 01/30/2005 6:16:29 AM PST by FreedomPoster
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To: FreedomPoster
LOL

I really should apply to ScrappleFace. He and I would get along nicely.

15 posted on 01/30/2005 6:17:52 AM PST by Lazamataz (Running around in a circle waving my arms and screaming like a little girl)
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To: Smartaleck
Meanwhile, some in Ohio are upset having to stand in a line for what they thought was too long. LOL

It wasn't about standing in line.

It was about claiming disenfranchisement so they could overturn the election.

16 posted on 01/30/2005 6:20:07 AM PST by Lazamataz (Running around in a circle waving my arms and screaming like a little girl)
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To: duckman

What an excellent idea. That would have been great. Then every picture we saw of an Iraqi displaying his/her ink-stained finger would have been telling the terrorists and the nay-sayers where to get off.


17 posted on 01/30/2005 7:10:01 AM PST by JudyinCanada (I can't wait, the dream is coming true and I will stand in front of the box to put my heart into it.)
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To: angkor

hammorabi

http://hammorabi.blogspot.com/

The New Democratic Iraq Born!

No more 99.99 % in Iraq!
This is the figure of the Arabs' dictators except Saddam!
He used to get 100%!


Surprisingly those who voted for the master of the mass graves are abstaining now!

Our voting is:
No to the terrorists!
No to the dictatorships!
No to hate and racism!
No to the fascists!
No to the Nazis!
No to the mentally retarded tyrants!
No to the ossified, narrow-minded and intolerants!

The Iraqis are voting in few hours time for the new Iraq.

We are going to create our future by ourselves not by dictators.

We are going to say:
Yes for the freedom and democracy!
Yes for the civilized Iraq!
Yes for peace and prosperity!
Yes for coexistence!
Yes for the New Iraq!

Let them bomb and kill us. It will not deter us!
Let them send their dogs to suck our bones. We care not!
Let them bark. It will not frighten us.
Let them see how civilised to be free and democratic!
Let them die by our vote tomorrow! It is the magic bullet which will kill them!

Welcome New Iraq.
Welcome freedom and democracy.
Welcome peace and prosperity for all nations with out exception but terrorists!


posted by hammorabi @ 1/29/2005 11:59:37 AM


18 posted on 01/30/2005 7:50:37 AM PST by Valin (Sometimes you're the bug, and sometimes you're the windshield)
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To: Lazamataz

"It was about claiming disenfranchisement so they could overturn the election."

Precisely. Which, in view of what these Iraqi's are willing to endure and risk jut to vote makes it all look so silly.


19 posted on 01/30/2005 7:55:48 AM PST by Smartaleck
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To: angkor

That's beautiful.


20 posted on 01/30/2005 8:42:41 AM PST by Lady Jag (All I want is a kind word, a warm bed, and unlimited power)
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To: pookie18

Looks like Neurotic Iraqi Wife's finger. Her sanity, I suppose, is another victim of the Occupation.


21 posted on 01/30/2005 8:44:23 AM PST by Caesar Soze
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To: angkor
Wow... excellent... This is truly a great and historic day.
22 posted on 01/30/2005 8:55:47 AM PST by steveo (Member: Fathers Against Rude Television)
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To: pookie18

Too much truth in this one to be considered satire.


23 posted on 01/30/2005 8:58:16 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum europe vincendarum)
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To: pookie18

FMISF

24 posted on 01/30/2005 9:23:17 AM PST by mikrofon (God Bless the Free People of Iraq)
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To: pookie18; Lando Lincoln; quidnunc; .cnI redruM; Valin; yonif; SJackson; dennisw; monkeyshine; ...

Nailed It!
Moral Clarity BUMP !

This ping list is not author-specific for articles I'd like to share. Some for perfect moral clarity, some for provocative thoughts; or simply interesting articles I'd hate to miss myself. (I don't have to agree with the author 100% to feel the need to share an article.) I will try not to abuse the ping list and not to annoy you too much, but on some days there is more of good stuff that is worthy attention. I keep separate PING lists for my favorite authors Victor Davis Hanson, Lee Harris, David Warren, Orson Scott Card. You are welcome in or out, just freepmail me (and note which PING list you are talking about).

25 posted on 01/31/2005 8:36:00 AM PST by Tolik
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To: angkor; All
And for those whacky leftists who claim this election was a put-up job by the Americans, I have one question: Then which slate won the Iraqi election?

If their conspiratorial nonsense had even an ounce of truth to it, the left would be able to tell us which slate the Americans wanted to win and rigged it so they would.

26 posted on 01/31/2005 8:59:36 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Berosus

got here from this:

Mark Steyn: The 'civil war' that wasn't
The Australian ^ | 1 February | Mark Steyn
Posted on 01/31/2005 6:11:24 AM PST by Eurotwit
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1332544/posts

You've probably seen both, but hey, just in case...


27 posted on 02/01/2005 9:42:14 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Ted "Kids, I Sunk the Honey" Kennedy is just a drunk who's never held a job (or had to).)
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To: JudyinCanada
It looks like you got your wish, assuming that nothing was retouched in this picture besides the captions.


28 posted on 02/01/2005 6:36:14 PM PST by Berosus
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To: Berosus

Right on!


29 posted on 02/01/2005 7:05:48 PM PST by JudyinCanada (I can't wait, the dream is coming true and I will stand in front of the box to put my heart into it.)
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