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Washington Post Writer 'Cringes' at Sight of 'Vulgar' Americans Celebrating Bin Laden's Death
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/geoffrey-dickens/2011/05/02/washington-post-writer-cringes-sight-vulgar-americans-celebrating- ^

Posted on 05/02/2011 8:49:59 AM PDT by chessplayer

For the Washington Post's Petula Dvorak the sight of American college kids celebrating the death of Osama Bin Laden outside of the White House gates, on Sunday night, was "almost vulgar." In a May 2 story Dvorak described the scenes of joy as "one part Mardi Gras and two parts Bon Jovi concert" but then went on to say "It felt a little crazy, a bit much. Almost vulgar" and went on to admit "my first reaction was a cringe."


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Gotta admit some of the celebrating bothered me in that it looked more like the kids were trying to get their few seconds of fame in front of the cameras. Think about it. Would college kids actually celebrate bin Ladens death? I seriously doubt it. They`re probably in mourning of his passing.
1 posted on 05/02/2011 8:50:04 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Flashmob kids encourged to get out in the street for the Obama show.

Give them a few weeks and they’ll be figuring out that the war isn’t over.


2 posted on 05/02/2011 8:51:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: chessplayer
Democrats...This is in support of Obama....Only thing that makes sense.

And the new mosque will be just around the corner and with Obama's Muslim blessing.

3 posted on 05/02/2011 8:52:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: chessplayer
Gotta admit some of the celebrating bothered me in that it looked more like the kids were trying to get their few seconds of fame in front of the cameras.

That was my impression as well as I watched youngsters in front of the White House mugging for the camera.

4 posted on 05/02/2011 8:52:56 AM PDT by Abin Sur
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To: chessplayer

I wonder, did he cringe when muslims celebrated the fall of the twin towers?


5 posted on 05/02/2011 8:53:34 AM PDT by just me (Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. (John Adams)
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To: chessplayer

Most of them were 20 yr. olds who have known him as our enemy for half their lives. Understandable.


6 posted on 05/02/2011 8:54:49 AM PDT by des
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To: chessplayer

I’m impressed how many actually know the words to “God Bless America”.


7 posted on 05/02/2011 8:54:53 AM PDT by noexcuses
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To: chessplayer
Was Petula just as upset at seeing our soldiers hanging from bridges, being dragged behind cars, beheaded, not counting airplanes flying into the Trade Center. Were Muslims insisting our soldiers were to be buried with reverence with in 24 hours?
8 posted on 05/02/2011 8:56:58 AM PDT by fish hawk (Obama = "low-level socialist organizer". Allen West)
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To: chessplayer
I bet she thought this was inspiring:


9 posted on 05/02/2011 8:57:33 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 830 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, time to arrest Obama)
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To: chessplayer

Something did not feel right about the flash mob in front of the White House. They were mostly white college kids. I know a lot of those types and the ones I know are just not plugged in to the Bin Laden thing. Bring up his name and most will look at you puzzled.

Something smells and it is not Bin Laden’s corpse which word has it was dumped in the ocean? The ocean? Huh?

Nothing is cut and dried about Obama. Nothing. This is all so strange. I hope the military clears the air and gives up facts, photos, etc.


10 posted on 05/02/2011 8:58:01 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: chessplayer
I was proud to see young Americans celebrating the death of one of our greatest enemies. I would have liked to have seen millions, of all ages, celebrating and showing the Jihadists what we think of their “leader”.
11 posted on 05/02/2011 8:58:24 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: chessplayer
It bothered my daughter and I as well. I felt very solemn and some vindication as if a bit of justice was meted out but not jubilant. I wondered if I/we were alone in this feeling. It seemed odd almost like I was viewing something from the middle east, except the burning effigy were missing.
12 posted on 05/02/2011 8:58:53 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: chessplayer
“Would college kids actually celebrate bin Ladens death? I seriously doubt it. They`re probably in mourning of his passing. “

I would say that is a very inaccurate generalization. We should all be celebrating the displays of patriotism by everyone last night and today.

13 posted on 05/02/2011 9:01:02 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Yes We Can, have smaller government)
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To: chessplayer

If anything is “vulgar,” it will be seeing images of those “celebrations” in campaign videos.


14 posted on 05/02/2011 9:01:46 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: des

I am in my 60’s and have known Obama as our enemy since the summer of ‘08!


15 posted on 05/02/2011 9:02:08 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: isthisnickcool

Was there something fishy about the 1000s who showed up at Ground Zero or Times Square. Or the 40,000 shouting USA at Citizens Bank Park in Philly?


16 posted on 05/02/2011 9:02:50 AM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!)
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To: Prokopton

I agree. I think jubilance is precisely and the most appropriate way to celebrate — yes, celebrate — the death of this evil man.


17 posted on 05/02/2011 9:03:08 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

I think you were alone, along with Petula. The jubilation did not bother me, or anybody I know, one iota. We are all celebrating at work this morning!


18 posted on 05/02/2011 9:03:23 AM PDT by nbenyo
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To: isthisnickcool

“Something did not feel right about the flash mob in front of the White House.”

Yup. Like a rent-a-mob to support obama. The mugging they were doing for the cameras was way overboard. It was like they were saying,,,”hey, look at me! Look at me!”


19 posted on 05/02/2011 9:04:32 AM PDT by chessplayer
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I just can't understand this.

I've searched the ‘blob-o-sphere’ for past writings from Ms. Dvorak denouncing every country in the Middle-East as ‘vulgar’ for hosting hundreds of thousands of ululating savages as they celebrated 3000+ dead in this country in the days following September 11, 2001, but have not been able to find anything.

She CAN'T be a hypocrite, can she?

...

20 posted on 05/02/2011 9:05:23 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: des
Most of them were 20 yr. olds who have known him as our enemy for half their lives. Understandable.

Jeez, that's crazy never though about it that way... If you are in your early 20's half your life was worrying about this evil man. Now I feel old..
21 posted on 05/02/2011 9:07:24 AM PDT by xenob
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To: xkaydet65
Was there something fishy about the 1000s who showed up at Ground Zero or Times Square. Or the 40,000 shouting USA at Citizens Bank Park in Philly?

Not that I could see. This would have been expected at Ground Zero, I saw the CBP video and that was a sincere reaction as was the Times Square reaction. The White House deal was just odd. Something just did not seem right. It seemed contrived.

22 posted on 05/02/2011 9:11:05 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: chessplayer

Did he cringe when the Pallies celebrated the death of the young Israeli family knifed in their own home, handing out treats to each other on the streets?


23 posted on 05/02/2011 9:11:13 AM PDT by lurk
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To: isthisnickcool
The ocean? Huh?

Yup. Like the Israelis with Eichmann, we do not want a particular location for his followers/believers to use as a shrine. Personally though, I wish we had cut off his head and stuck it on a pike. We could have planted it alternately between the WTC and the UN thru the summer.

24 posted on 05/02/2011 9:11:32 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: xkaydet65

I guess the celebrating West Point cadets were just showing their support for Obama! Get real, people.


25 posted on 05/02/2011 9:13:29 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable -- Daniel Webster)
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To: chessplayer

You really think most college kids would mourn obl’s death?


26 posted on 05/02/2011 9:14:02 AM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (THERE IS NO EXCUSE ANY LONGER.)
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To: isthisnickcool

What?

You mean you didn’t know about the age-old islamic religious law which requires that muslims be buried at sea within 24 hours of their death?

And you call yourself informed!

;-)


27 posted on 05/02/2011 9:15:45 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: chessplayer

I will say, at least she’s consistent.

A lot of those people celebrating were also the ones whining about waterboarding and Bush going after Saddam. Now that their boy is in the White House, it’s all good.


28 posted on 05/02/2011 9:17:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: chessplayer
Would college kids actually celebrate bin Ladens death? I seriously doubt it.

I dunno, at WVU they burned couches in the streets. They partied like the football team had just beaten Ohio State.


29 posted on 05/02/2011 9:18:30 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Everyone who is celebrating this is showing support for Obama, I guess. It’s just like what we said about the far left during the Bush years. Some people just can’t celebrate a good day for America just because the wrong guy is in the White House.


30 posted on 05/02/2011 9:19:59 AM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (THERE IS NO EXCUSE ANY LONGER.)
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To: chessplayer

Eh, they’re just kids in a media-centric world.

I noticed they were mostly short-haired and neatly groomed and they looked happy even when caught from the side. They knew the words to patriotic songs and for all any of us know, they are the silent majority that usually doesn’t demonstrate.

It is the far left that is *cringing* at American *vulgarity*. These kids did not look like zerObots.

I do not like or support the zerO, but credit where it is due. I hope they do decide to release the death photo, even though it will enrage the jihadis.


31 posted on 05/02/2011 9:23:48 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: chessplayer
Sounds like she needs some counseling.


32 posted on 05/02/2011 9:24:32 AM PDT by McGruff (When it comes to Obama's birth certificate. Trust, but verify.)
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To: Abin Sur

What about the thousands at the baseball game who chanted “USA USA USA”? Or the cadets at West Point out celebrating? Or those on the subway in NYC? Or ground zero? Or other college campuses? Or people driving honking their horns? Everything isn’t politics.


33 posted on 05/02/2011 9:25:52 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: chessplayer

Just run the film clip of the Gaza strip where they were handing out candy after the towers fell for this effin’ lib hack.


34 posted on 05/02/2011 9:29:35 AM PDT by sniper63 (Endeavor to persevere, then go to war with 'em.....)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I was speaking only of the kids shoving their faces in front of the cameras at the White House. As regards your examples, point taken.


35 posted on 05/02/2011 9:41:14 AM PDT by Abin Sur
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“Petula Dvorak?” Can't the Post find any real Americans to write for it?
36 posted on 05/02/2011 9:50:48 AM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Abin Sur

I’m just happy to know that Americans still have a certain amount of blood lust for our enimies.


37 posted on 05/02/2011 9:51:05 AM PDT by Himyar
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To: chessplayer

At least this commiecrat reporter in this article you posted is not a hypocrite.

The rest of the media are organisming

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2011/05/02/deutsch-goes-gaga-over-obama-announcement-i-have-never-seen-more-c


38 posted on 05/02/2011 9:54:21 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I remember many Muzzies celebrating the attacks on the World Trade Center. Where was the Washington Post then?


39 posted on 05/02/2011 9:59:05 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Don’t forget the midshipman ant the US Naval Academy. I think they would be especially proud of Navy SEALs getting the job done. But as others, like my friends at SOCOM in Tampa, have indicated this is just the end of the beginning. There have been over 13,000 violent acts in the name of Islam (www.religionofpeace.com) since September 11, 2001.


40 posted on 05/02/2011 9:59:43 AM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: chessplayer

Of course Petula Dvorak finds the celebration of Osama’s death “almost vulgar.”

The left wants muslim fanatics to kill as many Americans as possible because they’re too cowardly to do the job themselves. American leftists are sobbing from sea to shining sea.

I’m sure he also finds it vulgar that in 1945 Americans danced in the streets when Hitler ventilated himself. He probably cries tears of joy watching old newsreels of Stalin starving the kulaks and farmers.


41 posted on 05/02/2011 10:08:16 AM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization that must be outlawed)
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To: chessplayer
...with 10%+ of the nation unemployed, WHY DOES THIS WOMAN STILL HAVE A JOB?
42 posted on 05/02/2011 10:12:49 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: chessplayer

Note to Dear Petulant Petula Dvorak: I/We were just having our Wellstone Memorial Moment!
Nah-Nah-Nah,Nah-Nah-Nah Goodbye!


43 posted on 05/02/2011 10:13:49 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: chessplayer

I can’t count how many times in the last few hours I’ve read “I feel happy about Osama being killed but I don’t want to celebrate” Like this reporter with “cringing” and “vulgar”

What is wrong with celebrating victory? My personal enjoyment of it - or those who are terrified of celebrating it - changes nothing in the overall War on Terror. Nothing on this whole Earth will change because I celebrate Osama’s demise.

Why do people feel the need to hedge as if their reactions will cause some seismic shift in world politics?


44 posted on 05/02/2011 10:18:49 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (The more the plans fail the more the planners plan - Ronald Reagan)
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To: chessplayer
Celebrate Good Times
45 posted on 05/02/2011 10:21:08 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (How is allowing an Army Doctor be prosecuted and sent to prison "good for the country"?)
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To: chessplayer

Anyone believing this was a spontaneous demonstration at the White House does not know how these things work.

But I was looking at it and thinking “this ought to really P.O. the sand rats.”


46 posted on 05/02/2011 10:25:49 AM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: chessplayer

This was no different than Obama’s mobs in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Bahrain getting their marching orders of “spontaneity”.

This was Obama 2012 complete with US flags handed out, Obamaniac college children and CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN signs.

In the movie Posse, outlaw Bruce Dern told law man Kirk Douglas that is was HORSESHIT in Douglas using Dern’s dead body to get elected to Washington.
This is Obama bullshit.

What kind of nation is America now when mobs go out like 3rd world trash cheering that a terrorist is dead?
Americans did not act this when Adolf Hitler was dead. There was composure and dignity in being pleased a threat was dead, but Americans did not act in such disgusting low class outburst complete with ABC covering another “Smear the Tea Party” staged event.

Using a dead terrorist and psychotic children to run on for 2012............head shot Gabrielle Giffords...........America you are now Pyongyang.

This is the change you believe in as Obama has turned you in barbarians at the sadists gate of the White House.
Reporters flushed with elation that their Obama got bin Laden.............their gangsta finally murdered someone they could hang their hat on.

I don’t even recognize this America any longer....

http://lamecherry.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-absolutely-obama-disgusting.html


47 posted on 05/02/2011 10:26:47 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: chessplayer

It is disgusting but exactly what I would expect from progressives...they love death...a culture of death is all they understand.


48 posted on 05/02/2011 10:29:49 AM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

You are far from alone. Everyone I know feels the same way.


49 posted on 05/02/2011 10:30:17 AM PDT by llmc1
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