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We're Speechless (WS Journal Can't Believe Amnesty International's Website)
The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 23, 2007 | James Taranto

Posted on 05/23/2007 1:29:16 PM PDT by Zakeet

You just have to see this to believe it, so here's a screen shot. It's from the Web site of Amnesty International USA, a group we thought wanted to be taken seriously:


(Excerpt) Read more at opinionjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; byebyetocredibility; hatred; liberal; looneyleft; moonbats
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Unless they've taken it down, you can see their hateful garbage here.
1 posted on 05/23/2007 1:29:19 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

65% Darth Vader
18% The Hobgoblin
17% Dick Cheney


2 posted on 05/23/2007 1:30:40 PM PDT by TommyDale (More Americans are killed each day in the U.S. by abortion than were killed on 9/11 !)
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To: Zakeet

Surely this was in jest.


3 posted on 05/23/2007 1:31:03 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: Zakeet
Latest vote count at Amnesty International webpage:

Darth Vader: 65%

Hobglobin: 18%

Vice President Cheney: 17%

4 posted on 05/23/2007 1:31:36 PM PDT by Bob Loblaw
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To: Zakeet

Well, it’s still up, and I voted for Darth Vader. Here’s the results:

Who’s got the worst human rights record?
Poll results:

65% Darth Vader
18% The Hobgoblin
17% Dick Cheney

Doesn’t seem to be working too well for them, does it.


5 posted on 05/23/2007 1:31:51 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: Zakeet

They just blew their credibilty right out the water!..........what little they had, anyway.......


6 posted on 05/23/2007 1:31:56 PM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: Zakeet
So wrong... Darth Vader was not responsible for the destruction of Alderaan. That was the work of Grand Moff Tarkin. In fact, Vader himself advised Tarkin NOT to destroy Alderaan. I would dare say the only innocents Vader killed were the children in the Jedi temple. Aside from that, he only killed people who pissed him off directly.

I don't know what is more shameful, the fact that I know this from memory, or the fact that the terrorist front group Amnesty International is giving Darth Vader a bad name.

7 posted on 05/23/2007 1:33:11 PM PDT by pnh102
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To: Zakeet

Notice how all the lefty whacko groups are coming out of their closets and proving who they have been all along. Nothing but shill groups for leftists masquerading as a neutral group. BDS apparently does that to you.


8 posted on 05/23/2007 1:33:55 PM PDT by Tarpon
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To: Zakeet

What do we expect? Asshats International is a charter member of the “Blame America First” crowd. But their communist friends are “O. K.”!


9 posted on 05/23/2007 1:34:26 PM PDT by hunter112
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To: Zakeet

AI was founded many years ago as a public campaign to protect “prisoners of conscience” around the world, whatever their political beliefs..... i.e., in the original and noble conception, AI was all about opposing the worst dictatorships which imprisoned people solely due to their political beliefs.

Unfortunately, AI has long since been taken over by raving far-left moonbats who did not find that original, noble mission sufficiently sexy, and like many so-called “non-profit” NGOs they long ago decided that they prefer life as a dishonest far-left moonbat entity to life as an honest, objective, non-partisan type of group.

Moral: no one in the MSM or public or Govt. should take AI seriously or pay any attention to their ranting pronouncements. They are merely to the left of Dennis Kucinich.


10 posted on 05/23/2007 1:35:31 PM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: pnh102
So wrong... Darth Vader was not responsible for the destruction of Alderaan. That was the work of Grand Moff Tarkin. In fact, Vader himself advised Tarkin NOT to destroy Alderaan.

I must say I agree with you that Tarkin was ultimately responsible for Alderaan, but I don't remember Vader trying to talk him out of it.

11 posted on 05/23/2007 1:35:42 PM PDT by The Blitherer ("What the devil is keeping the Yanks?")
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To: Zakeet

Notice they had to use fictional characters to compare to Cheney because if they used real despots it wouldn’t work out too well for them.


12 posted on 05/23/2007 1:35:58 PM PDT by lwd (Fear and Loathing in Liberal Land: Hunter-Thompson 2008)
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To: pnh102
With all due respect, are any of the characters of star wars actually human beings?

Granted, they may look human, but considering their life spans and other factors, we do not know their biology, so its possible that Vader never actualy hurt a single human beings, just human like groups.

Its a technicality, and a stupid one, but this whole thing with amnesty international is so dumb, there is no point in ever going through the merits of justifying it as serious.

13 posted on 05/23/2007 1:36:46 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: pnh102
Good memory, you have.

Vader isn't all bad. "There's still good in him."

And Amnesty International just lost ALL credibility.

14 posted on 05/23/2007 1:37:27 PM PDT by americanMel
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To: Zakeet
Is this an organization that takes itself seriously and expects other adults to take it seriously? Or is it some leftist, looneytoon group of juveniles?
15 posted on 05/23/2007 1:37:39 PM PDT by CremeSaver
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To: pnh102

Also, their Dick Cheney looks an awful lot like Mikhail Gorbachev.


16 posted on 05/23/2007 1:38:08 PM PDT by guinnessman
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To: P-40
Nope, it wasn't meant to be funny, and they go on to say as much.

sw

17 posted on 05/23/2007 1:38:19 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (..._ _ _...)
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To: Zakeet
This world has gone to hell. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
18 posted on 05/23/2007 1:38:54 PM PDT by rbosque (L)
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To: Zakeet

have they no shame? nope.


19 posted on 05/23/2007 1:39:30 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: Zakeet
From their website:

All joking aside, the U.S. government, once perceived as a beacon of hope and justice, no longer leads the world on human rights.

Okay... so who does? Notice they NEVER answer that question?

The continuing allegations of U.S. torture, use of secret prisons, ghost detainees, and indefinite and unconstitutional detention at Guantanamo calls into question the U.S. commitment to fight torture and adhere to international law.

Continuing allegations. Well, I allege that AI is a group of large, furry plantlike aliens. I will continue to allege that. Allegations don't mean squat.

20 posted on 05/23/2007 1:39:43 PM PDT by Terabitten (Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets - E-Frat '94. Unity and Pride!)
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To: Zakeet

Silly teenagers.

They have reduced every noble effort to the level of snotty little teenagers, drunk and or high on cheap cynicism.


21 posted on 05/23/2007 1:41:00 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: pnh102

Impressive.


22 posted on 05/23/2007 1:44:18 PM PDT by AliVeritas (I see the men and women on the battlefield... where are the men and women here?)
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To: pnh102

“So wrong... Darth Vader was not responsible for the destruction of Alderaan. That was the work of Grand Moff Tarkin. In fact, Vader himself advised Tarkin NOT to destroy Alderaan.”

So, what’s your geek score?


23 posted on 05/23/2007 1:46:51 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: Zakeet

Amnesty International is as phoney as the ACLU or PETA.

Phoney s.o.b.s.


24 posted on 05/23/2007 1:49:31 PM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: Zakeet

Speechless.


25 posted on 05/23/2007 1:50:34 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet -Fred'08)
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To: rbosque

Shouldn’t that dweeb’s sign read, “THE ENDS ARE IN SIGHT”?


26 posted on 05/23/2007 1:55:16 PM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: Zakeet

I vote for the Hobgoblin. He was an absolute anarchist, much like today’s leftist liberals. Plus he had a cool mask.
If I was Dick Chaney, I’d proudly blow up that webpage and put it in my game room.


27 posted on 05/23/2007 1:56:24 PM PDT by TheThinker
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To: Zakeet

Who’s got the worst human rights record?
Poll results:

67% Darth Vader
17% The Hobgoblin
15% Dick Cheney


28 posted on 05/23/2007 1:57:30 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot
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To: Red Badger
credibilty

Credibility???

Only in the minds of the DBM/MSM.....and a few million sheeple.

29 posted on 05/23/2007 1:57:36 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Every attempt to make war easy & safe will result in humiliation and disaster.-W. T. Sherman)
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To: pnh102
I don't know what is more shameful, the fact that I know this from memory, or the fact that the terrorist front group Amnesty International is giving Darth Vader a bad name.

You're not the only one that has retained that information.
30 posted on 05/23/2007 2:00:35 PM PDT by JamesP81 (Isaiah 10:1 - "Woe to those who enact evil statutes")
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To: pnh102
I don't know what is more shameful...

Hey don't worry about it, I had the first thought when I saw Amnesia International's poll as well.

31 posted on 05/23/2007 2:02:13 PM PDT by infidel29 (Amnesia International: Forget about the atrocities of the left, they meant well.)
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To: Zakeet

I take some comfort in the fact that Darth Vader is leading (although I voted for Hobgoblin).


32 posted on 05/23/2007 2:02:38 PM PDT by RonF
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To: Zakeet

There was a time, many years ago, when Amnesty International did good work on a non-partisan basis. But they got hijacked in the late 60’s or early 70’s. Today they are nothing more than another propaganda outlet for the far left. Much like the environmental movement which, when it was concerned with conservation and good stewardship, accomplished much good but now just operates to push a political agenda more and more divorced from reality.


33 posted on 05/23/2007 2:02:49 PM PDT by scory
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To: rbosque

Back off — just, back off.


34 posted on 05/23/2007 2:04:11 PM PDT by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
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To: pnh102
So wrong... Darth Vader was not responsible for the destruction of Alderaan. That was the work of Grand Moff Tarkin. In fact, Vader himself advised Tarkin NOT to destroy Alderaan. I would dare say the only innocents Vader killed were the children in the Jedi temple. Aside from that, he only killed people who pissed him off directly.

Vader wasn't quite the badguy he was made out to be. Granted, he didn't take no crap from anyone else, but hey, there was a war on and he was trying to win it.

He even offered to help overthrow the tyrant running his own government, but his weak willed left wing peace activist son turned him down. Pansy.

BTW, as I'm sure some of you can probably guess, I don't really have any plans of a social nature this weekend...
35 posted on 05/23/2007 2:06:20 PM PDT by JamesP81 (Isaiah 10:1 - "Woe to those who enact evil statutes")
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To: pnh102

Those pantywaist communists are trying to put the stink on the dark brother Vader.

The baddest, blackest dude in the universe made a name for himself through his own hard work and effort instead of playing the victim game and taking a handout from the Galactic white man. That’s why Shamnesty and Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are trying to keep him oppressed.


36 posted on 05/23/2007 2:07:55 PM PDT by GuineaRabbit
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To: P-40
Amnesty Int'l doesn't jest like Maher or Stern would.

And Don't call me "Shirley". [j/k]

37 posted on 05/23/2007 2:08:36 PM PDT by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: Zakeet

Amnesty International= Advocates for killers worldwide.


38 posted on 05/23/2007 2:11:04 PM PDT by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: Zakeet

Why does the Cheney cartoon look like a black man? Is AI onto something here we don’t know about?


39 posted on 05/23/2007 2:39:31 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: TommyDale

Whoa!

53% Darth Vader
37% The Hobgoblin
9% Dick Cheney


40 posted on 05/23/2007 2:41:22 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: pnh102

lol


41 posted on 05/23/2007 2:54:42 PM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: Zakeet
Taranto spews his own garbage up in the middle of his piece here:

... our conclusion is that while there is something to be said for both of these interpretations, on the whole there is more truth to the optimistic one. At the very least this survey strongly refutes the claims of some right-wing extremists that Muslims simply cannot adhere to civilized Western values. For although it is true that enough of the Muslims surveyed hold invidious views to give one pause, they are still a small minority.

And then he cites a whole slew of things...which contradict his claim!!!!

The U.S. is at war, yet the clear majority of these cohorts support our enemies. That seems to fly under this guys radar...as an inconsequential "outlier".

And of course a majority also reject that Muslims committed 9-11. A MAJORITY.

This puts them in the seriously-deranged dangerous column in my book. DAFAP. Deport As Fast As Possible.

But Taranto wants to believe this is on balance great news...probably primarily because of this finding...almost 61% think Israel and Muslims can coexist. Thats 39% that don't. That's more than enough.

42 posted on 05/23/2007 2:58:11 PM PDT by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: pnh102

It’s a cheap shot. Vader’s dead [except as a spirit that gets younger every time George edits ‘Jedi’]. He can’t defend himself...


43 posted on 05/23/2007 3:23:43 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: The Blitherer

He talked him out of killing Leia. He stopped Bobba Fett from wasting Chewie in the carbon freeze chamber. He spared his son, at least once; and saved him a second time. But he did have his moments...


44 posted on 05/23/2007 3:25:35 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: TommyDale

I WINNNN!!!


45 posted on 05/23/2007 3:40:59 PM PDT by darth
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To: snarks_when_bored

Oh yeah!


46 posted on 05/23/2007 4:09:48 PM PDT by rbosque (L)
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To: No Truce With Kings

Ha! Butt pun!


47 posted on 05/23/2007 4:10:10 PM PDT by rbosque (L)
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To: Zakeet

I just went there to vote for Vader. Unfortunately, the page has been changed.


48 posted on 05/23/2007 5:04:16 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Will I be suspended again for this remark?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; All

Page didn’t change. I was on it until 10:30 p.m. Eastern. Got Cheney down to 4% until someone noticed and started hitting the site. The activity crashed the poll.


49 posted on 05/23/2007 9:30:02 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: sageb1

I’m not finding the page. What is the URL that you have?


50 posted on 05/24/2007 12:08:26 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Will I be suspended again for this remark?)
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