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This girl got a lot of attention for this one. The sign reads:

What I learned from BUSH
1. Lying is O.K.
2. Cheating is O.K.
3. Torture is O.K.
4. Taking people's rights is O.K.
5. Neglecting the poor is O.K.
6. Being a religious hypocrite is O.K.
7. Killing is O.K.
8. Incompetence is O.K.
9. Cronyism is O.K.

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  1. Clonny 73 months ago | reply

    You're right. It's an insult to Chimps.

  2. BMJS 73 months ago | reply

    NYCtreeman should enlist so he can fight his good fight. What a twat.

  3. panzerwaffen43 [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

    What I learned from doing my own research and not buying into all the Internet 'BLOGS and MARXIST REVISIONIST HISTORIANS' .

    Here's the sobering information for the ANTI-WAR activist.

    Military Losses, 1980 thru 2006

    Whatever your politics, however you lean, however you feel about the
    current administration, this report should open some eyes.Military losses, 1980
    through 2006

    As tragic as the loss of any member of the US Armed Forces is, consider
    the following statistics:

    The annual fatalities of military members while actively serving in the
    armed forces from 1980 through 2006:

    1980 ......... 2,392 (Carter Year)
    1981 .......... 2,380 (Reagan Year)
    1984 ......... 1,999 (Reagan Year)
    1988 .......... 1,819 (Reagan Year)
    1989 ......... 1,636 (George H W Year)
    1990 .......... 1,508 (George H W Year)
    1991 .......... 1,787 (George H W Year)
    1992 .......... 1,293 (George H W Year)
    1993 .......... 1,213 ( Clinton Year)
    1994 ....... ... 1,075 ( Clinton Year)
    1995 .......... 2,465 ( Clinton Year)
    1996 .......... 2,318 ( Clinton Year)
    1997 ............ 817 ( Clinton Year)
    1998 .......... 2,252 ( Clinton Year)
    1999 .......... 1,984 ( Clinton Year)
    2000 ..........1,983 ( Clinton Year)
    2001 ............. 890(George W Year)
    2002 .......... 1,007 (George W Year)
    2003 .......... 1,410 (George W Year)
    2004 .......... 1,887 (George W Year)
    2005 ............ 919 (George W Year)
    2006.............. 920 (George W Year)
    2007............899 (George W Year)

    Clinton years (1993-2000): 14,000 deaths
    George W years (2001-2006): 7,932 deaths

    If you are surprised when you look at these figures, so was I. These
    figures mean that the loss from the two latest conflicts in the Middle East are
    LESS than the loss of military personnel during Bill Clinton's presidency;
    when America wasn't even involved in a war!

    And, I was even more shocked when I read that in 1980, during the reign
    of President (Nobel Peace Prize winner) Jimmy Carter, there were 2,392 US
    military fatalities! I think that these figures indicate that many
    members of our Media and our Politicians will pick and choose the information on
    which they report. Of course we all know that they present only those
    'facts' which support their agenda-driven reporting. Bu t why do so many
    of them march in lock-step to twist the truth? Where do so many of them get
    their marching-orders for their agenda? Obviously there is one shared
    agenda, and I believe it is clear it comes from the most powerful
    Democratic family of the decade.

    Do you want further proof? Consider the latest census, of Americans. It
    shows the following FACTS about the distribution of American citizens, by Race:

    European descent ..........................69.12%
    Hispanic ......................................... 12.5%
    Black ..............................................12.3%
    Asian ............................................... 3.7% Native
    American ..............................1.0%
    Other ...............................................2.6%

    Now... here are the fatalities by Race; over the past three years in
    Iraqi Freedom:

    European descent (white) .............74.31%
    Hispanic ..................................... 10.74%
    Black .......................................... 9.67%
    Asian ........................................... 1.81%
    Native American ........................... 1.09%
    Other ............................................ 0.33%

    I was surprised again. . .until it became clear to me that the point
    here is that our mainstream med ia continues to spin these figures (for political
    gain). Nothing more.

    I t's all about politics and some politicians, are now famous for
    turning American against American for a vote. (Consider Slick Willy and his
    comments just recently made about South Car olina, Jesse Jackson, and the
    'blacks' voting for the 'black' candidates); or Hillary's stump speech after her
    Super Tuesday 'victory' stating that the current administration does not
    'listen' to anyone and continues the war costing precious American
    lives.
    Yes, I might even agree with her, but she should be made to acknowledge
    her own husband's administration, without having an actual war, sent more
    soldiers to death during his regime-while also forcing the military to
    release Osama when we actually had him detained.

    I hope that during the time between now and November, that intelligent
    Americans can decipher the facts from the spin and the spinners from the
    leaders; those who seek even more power from those that seek justice,
    the dividers from t he uniters.

    Over the next months let' s be good listeners (yes, Hillary we are
    listening) and see and hear who tries to divide our nation; and who wants to unite

    our nation. Who wants to control how our money is spent and who wants
    our money spent the way we would spend it. Who seeks power and who seeks
    justice?

    Who spins the facts and who is genuine.

    These statistics are published by Congressional Research Service, and
    they may be confirmed by anyone at:

    www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdf

  4. Clonny 73 months ago | reply

    Those first set of numbers are interesting, Panzerwaffen, but Snopes calls B.S. on them. www.snopes.com/politics/military/deaths.asp.

    To your latter point, I couldn't agree more. We do need to be better listeners and scrutinizers. I would add that we need to actively seek out information ourselves because we're not going to get it from the talking heads in the media or from the politicians. ALL politicians (including those in the past) are flawed and most likely don't have our interests in mind. I only wish there was more discussion before pulling out our c*cks and waving them around with the American Flag tied around our b*lls.

    nyctree"man", until I read that paragraph about you getting satisfaction out of seeing your fellow countrymen/women being executed by "Muslim maniacs" (racist much?) in your twisted fanastyland, I was (sort of) enjoying seeing what you had to say. Now you're just troll here.

    - Embrace ... vile and perverted ... leaders? I think I've demonstrated I don't. You on the other hand have done nothing but defend ("the Prez"). My politics may be progressive, but I'm not passive in anyway. I certainly wouldn't sit by under some new leadership and mentally masturbate to the scenes of people I disagreed with being executed.

    - "Defective ... gene in the human animal" Again, I'm not the one jerking off to the idea of my fellow countrymen being executed, supporting failed policy, or assigning the word "maniac" to a specific religion.

    - You support the troops more than me? Please. You're trolling up my photo page. That's not support. It's laziness and an attempt to distract from failed policies. Ron Paul says it nice a clear right here: www.antiwar.com/paul/?articleid=10444

    - Eat a bowl of it!

  5. Clonny 73 months ago | reply

    Correct, Isalm is a religion. It's the level of bigotry I took exception to. One that you surpassed with your comment: "Murder cult". Now, THAT doesn't read a tad bit ignorant, dipowitz. Gee. Why would those guys be acting that way? What would cause them to go out looking for blood? Hmm...

    nycTrollman, I'm SURE you wouldn't get satisfaction. I mean "silverlining" doesn't include hope or success. Nah, not you.

    I'm tempted to ask who "they" are and what traitors brainwashed me, but I can imagine your reply and I'm already rolling my eyes.

    I'll leave you with some scary news: The world is changing. Those with different ethnic backgrounds (religious, political, cultural, racial, etc.) are coming to a neighborhood near you. No amount of fire power will keep it away.

    Cheers. Now excuse me while I take my drink away from this dark corner of the pub and go mingle.

    Oh, and my life isn't miserable at all.

  6. BMJS 73 months ago | reply

    nycdoucheman: please enlist again.. please. i am glad to see you are single. (gee, wonder why) hopefully hou havent contributed to the gene pool. if you have.. they are probably playing the banjo on top of a country bridge somewhere muttering about purdy mouths and squealing pigs.

  7. BMJS 73 months ago | reply

    Stop me if I am repeating myself but.. like I said.. please enlist, re-enlist.. whatever. I highly doubt you served any time in Iraq for your worthy cause.. What.. are you afraid? Oh come one.. wave your American flag in the middle of Baghdad big boy. Go on.. get after it.
    Oh.. right.. you have more important things to do like write about how big,bad and righteous you and the other sheeple are on blogs... you are much to busy to actually practice what you preach.
    You have to repeat things for the ignoramus, Clonny.

  8. Clonny 73 months ago | reply

    @nyctreeman
    Speaking of having to repeat things. (See my earlier post) Those numbers you blindly copied and pasted are false! Just read the linked CRS report in the message and find out for yourself. Or just look here: www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/did_more_soldiers_die_duri...

    All those brains in your little fingers didn't help you out on that one did they? Want more? www.snopes.com/politics/military/deaths.asp

    Yeah, I live in Seattle. You live in NYC. So...?

    I don't consider people who preach intolerance of others beliefs as being smart. Simple-minded is what comes to mind.

    More of the same: "You are correct, ISLAM IS HELL ON EARTH, it is a murder cult, it is primitive and barbaric, and it should be exterminated from the world." THAT view of the world is barbaric and dangerous. Exactly the mentality Chimpy & Co. were looking for when marketing the war. Fear, ignorance, arrogance, belligerence, and bigotry. Sound familiar? You do not possess more patriotism, or a deeper love of America, or any of those high-minded ideals as you would like to believe. You possess the qualities that allowed Chimpy to hijack this country to do his bidding. With a 28% approval rating you really should be aware of this by now.

    6 minutes when the hammer comes down? Squealing pigs? Is that supposed to be some prophetic statement? It's pretty lame, honestly.

  9. Clonny 73 months ago | reply

    @nyctreeman
    Anyone that disagrees with you is a traitor. 72% of America now...

    I hope that sub-machine gun comment isn't a threat. (Got my screen cap for later reference, just in case.)

    After reading Flickr's community guidelines (pasted below) I've decided comments need to involve the photo, going forward. No more rants or trollin' this area please. Same goes for anyone who supports the image. Go find some political blog to rant on, which ever side that may be.

    Don’t vent your frustrations, rant, or bore the brains out of other members.
    Flickr is not a venue for you to harass, abuse, impersonate, or intimidate others. If we receive a valid complaint about your conduct, we’ll send you a warning or terminate your account.

    Don’t be creepy.
    You know the guy. Don't be that guy.

    On a more positive side:
    - 351 favorites
    - 253k + views
    - Double time on Reddit and Digg's top 10 lists
    - Links and embedded copies of this photo on numerous blogs around the world.

    Thanks, Flickr (world)!

  10. panzerwaffen43 [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

    In all fairness I will not insult someone else's religion, but I do have a major problem when someone else's faith crosses the line and tries to impose their ideals on me, then I get aggressive. Live and let live and don't fuck with me, and lastly to the Marxist Left Bloggers....Don't piss on back and tell me its raining. We didn't start this war it was in the making since 1979.

    We are Right and They are Wrong it as simple as that!

    Semper Fidelis since 1775

    Puerto Rican by ethnicity , American by birth, and Marine by the Grace of God.

  11. Clonny 73 months ago | reply

    Panzerwaffen43, I understand your line of thinking a little more. Don't completely agree with it, but that's just how things go.

    So did you get it out of your system, nyctreeman? Yeah, I did delete it. I asked for particular posts and you stained it up with more belligerence. Not that your most recent post is any different.

    Coward? Wus? Running to the Flickr admins? Nah. Standing up for what I believe in. Yep. I protested Chimpy's decision to invade Iraq from the beginning, when the streets were lined with hijacked individuals like you. Did I run. Nope. You see, I don't hide behind machine guns like you, shout from the sidelines, or look for people to harass online as a member of the 101st Fighting Keyboardists. You're afraid of inevitable change. Not me. Like the McCarthyites, you will serve both as a symbol of shame and a warning to future generations.

    I won't delete this post - hopefully your last. Do let me know when you decide to go out in a spray of glory against the "barbaric hordes". I want to take that picture.

  12. BMJS 73 months ago | reply

    "Maybe if we all close our eyes at the same time, and wish really really really hard....." nyctreeman "will let us have *peace*" and go back to playing Barbies in his mommy's basement.

    "*snicker*"

  13. Clonny 73 months ago | reply

    @nyctreeman
    Dude, you make no sense.

    Aren't you an older guy? You act like the 14 year old boys on YouTube who talk sh*t from the safety of their home. You call me a coward for clicking a link and deleting more of your hate filled rants. I at least go out and do what I support. You fantasize about shooting people, as if you think you're some kind of hero.

    Take a hint. Seriously.

  14. BMJS 73 months ago | reply

    P.S. Congrats on 253,091 views! Amazing photo!

  15. jazykwala [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

    Thanks to the photographer for creating yet another space where people can see what other's really think.

  16. jazykwala [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

    I meant that genuinely, not sarcastically :-)

  17. erin darcy {artist} [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

    Hi I'm admin for Hidden Messages: a little bird told me, and we would love to have your image (and message) added to our group!

  18. Claudiu Balaceanu * [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

    I'll just say my point of view very clear !

    STUPID MAN - BUSH ! To save the environment, they should plant him back to Texas ! He's a bush, isn't he?

    Submission in Red
    congrats

  19. maplemama 65 months ago | reply

    Through your generous cc2.0license, I've included this lovely image in a holiday video that I created for the Third Annual Blogger Christmahanukwanzaakah Online Holiday Concert.
    www.citizenofthemonth.com/2008/12/23/third-annual-blogger...

    The video and attribution can be viewed here:
    flickr.com/photos/mrsmaple/3129871703/

    Best wishes this holiday season! -Allison

  20. g567hey [deleted] 52 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Explored <100, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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