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2003-04-10 11:30:58 AM  
Perhaps the messages are really intended for the "powers that be" in the Arab world, in general, and not for mass consumption.
2003-04-10 11:40:47 AM  

Meanwhile, over at Sky news there is this story:

A broadcast to Iraqi people by Prime Minister Tony Blair and US President George Bush has been delayed due to power cuts.

The statements are to be aired on a new TV station up by coalition forces.

Question: Why can't they show it more than once? Some people have power / generators, and from what I've seen on TV lots of people have acquired new (to them at least) television sets.
2003-04-10 12:12:22 PM  
I don't think Baghdad is without power, at least not city-wide.
2003-04-10 12:16:58 PM  
Numberz, if they get IraqTV up and running, the last thing people are going to want to see is a rerun.
2003-04-10 12:19:12 PM  
They may not have electricity but I'll be darned if they don't have lots and lots of TIRES. OMG every single piece of footage I've seen during stories about looting involve mass numbers of tires being rolled down the street!
2003-04-10 01:02:50 PM  
This is a whole new market for "Nick at Night" and all these crappy "reality" shows.

And yes, I use "quotes" just for the hell of it sometimes.
2003-04-10 01:20:58 PM  
Numberz, if they get IraqTV up and running, the last thing people are going to want to see is a rerun.

I imagine for at least some of them, the last thing they want to see is Bush.
2003-04-10 02:50:27 PM  
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2003-04-10 03:26:27 PM  
Another Iraq thread, well I'll be a monkey's uncle...
2003-04-10 03:26:42 PM  
Blair from "Facts of Life"?
2003-04-10 03:27:56 PM  
Reality TV sucks.
2003-04-10 03:29:09 PM  
JackHandy - I think you meant, "Another Iraq thread putting down the U.S., well I'll be a monkey's uncle"
2003-04-10 03:29:21 PM  
Requesting some tinfoil now.
2003-04-10 03:29:54 PM  
Ever heard of a Wireless? Aka Radio? Some radios use batteies ya know...
2003-04-10 03:30:25 PM  
Funny headline.....
2003-04-10 03:31:28 PM  
i'm beginning to think the flamewars will soon replace kittens as the fark clique'
2003-04-10 03:32:08 PM  
04-10-03 03:26:27 PM JackHandy
Another Iraq thread, well I'll be a monkey's uncle...

Another evolutionist! Burn him at the stake! Creationism is the truth. So is Time Cube.

"I have requested that the UCS, or
Union of Concerned Scientists, act
to evaluate Nature's Harmonic Time
Cube Principle of Creation - for the
welfare of children, nature and the
future of all humanity. The dumb,
stupid and evil bastards have ignored
their obligation to their humanity
fellowship to research Time Cube,
and deserve to be spit upon publicly.
It is their moral duty to test Time
Cube, and a curse of evil if they ignore
the greatest discovery of humanity."
2003-04-10 03:33:45 PM  
Dear Liberals,

Stop it. Your killing me. I've got tears running down my cheeks, and my stomach hurts from laughing so damn hard. And that Baghdad Bob, wherever the fark did you find him? Crap, I'm spitting coffee all over my desk. again You are all just so damn funny. Bless you.

Your Friend in laughter,

2003-04-10 03:34:56 PM  
Now that's a funny headline.
2003-04-10 03:36:07 PM  
Shouldn't this have a "dumbass" tag?
2003-04-10 03:36:36 PM  
04-10-03 03:32:08 PM I_Can't_believe_It's_Not_Bevets!
04-10-03 03:26:27 PM JackHandy
Another Iraq thread, well I'll be a monkey's uncle...

Another evolutionist! Burn him at the stake! Creationism is the truth. So is Time Cube.


Can't you see some farker posted this in a sly ad hominum attack on Bush and Blair's intelligence ???!!!



Back to the program people....
2003-04-10 03:36:38 PM  

"All your base are belong to us."

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2003-04-10 03:38:22 PM  
04-10-03 03:32:08 PM I_Can't_believe_It's_Not_Bevets!

*blinks in misunderstanding after being confused by a Dennis Miller joke using the words "obsequious" and "baba ganoush"*
2003-04-10 03:39:03 PM  
Isnt this freedom TV? or something
2003-04-10 03:40:27 PM  
How ironic..they don't have any "power"

-awaits irony police
2003-04-10 03:40:31 PM  
No electricity? Then it's sure to be a very peaceful broadcast indeed.
2003-04-10 03:45:37 PM  
Thats as stupid as waving at a blind guy!?
2003-04-10 03:49:12 PM  
"We did not want this war. But in refusing to give up his weapons of mass destruction (WMD), Saddam gave us no choice but to act."

What was that saying.. about counting chickens before they hatch...
for Bush's sake they better find some WMD.. post haste.
2003-04-10 03:49:30 PM  
Your search - steam powered television - did not match any documents.
2003-04-10 03:50:39 PM  

"My God, fellas, thru my bi-noculars I can see that the Iraqis have no e-lecticity !"

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2003-04-10 03:50:46 PM  
Haven't we been distributing wind up radios to remote areas and other places without power? I have one. They work a lot better than you'd think.
2003-04-10 03:54:21 PM  
once again, if you use my name, at least spell it right.

and once again it shows, b&b are not the brightest guys
2003-04-10 03:54:46 PM  
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"Those will work better if you remove the lenscaps, sir"
2003-04-10 03:54:57 PM  
I think the better solution would have been to send out a mass e-mail to the Iraqi people. It would look something like this:

Subject: Hey, you didn't call me!



This is George W Bush, the President of the United States. At this moment, the regime of Saddam Hussein is being removed from power, and a long era of fear and cruelty is ending. American and coalition forces are now operating inside Baghdad - and we will not stop until Saddam's corrupt gang is gone. The government of Iraq, and the future of your country, will soon belong to you.
2003-04-10 03:55:19 PM  
Haven't these poor people suffered enough aleady?
2003-04-10 03:55:42 PM  
"Thanks to Bush and Blair, the Marines have found a rolling boi-weapons lab, disguised as a surface to air missle truck, legal under UN sanctions. Truck has a false wall, with lab hidden behind it, complete with electronic pulleys, winches, containers, and jeating and cooling facilities.
Also may have found weapons-grade plutonium. It's soon to tell about the plutoium, but the truck is pretty self-evident."

Link please. Its not polite to talk out of your ass.
2003-04-10 03:57:33 PM  
No wait, you funny liberals have a good point.

Screw trying to communicate with the Iraqi people. Yep. They should just let those brown skinned people guess what we're a gonna do next. Heeyuck!

I mean, why should we bother? It's not like they can understand anyway, right? And we're just gonna drop summore MOABs on 'em, right? Sho 'nuf!! Heeyuck!

How dare Bush and Blair treat them like intelligent people who can understand and are deserving of respect!

(BTW - to the numbnut who wrote the headline - Almost all of Basra has power and only sections of Iraq are in blackout. And I guess you never heard of these amazing 21st century devices called "batteries" and "transistor radios" either. Shazam!)
2003-04-10 03:58:03 PM  
Has anyone else noticed that Geraldo Rivera is back with the 101st Airborne in Iraq? Just saw him there an hour ago.
2003-04-10 03:59:41 PM  
Maybe it's one of Geraldo's body doubles...
2003-04-10 04:00:45 PM  
this link reminds me of my IS department at work, which regularly sends us email saying the email server is down...
2003-04-10 04:01:21 PM  
I have not seen so much looting since ...well...since the Clinton administration left and cleaned out the White House!
2003-04-10 04:01:37 PM  
Looks like making fun of TV broadcasts and whatnot is the best you Bush/Blair haters can do now, because you were wrong about everything you people said would happen in this war. We won it in 21 Farking days, without millions of civilian casualties, without months and months of brutal urban fighting to reach Saddam, without thousands of our soldiers dead. The Iraqi people are celebrating in the streets and cheering the troops, just like you all said they wouldn't.

Coming up, former Iraqi scientists, now free to speak without fear of their wives being raped and children being killed (or vice versa) will be able to show us the WMD facilities, so we can destroy them. But the first priority before that will be to restore infrastructure and lawful order to the Iraqi cities, and put in place an Iraqi provisional government chosen by the people of Iraq, to run things while a constitutional democracy is established... adding to the list of things you Bush/Blair haters were wrong about.

But yea... duh--huh huh... them there guys is stupid cuz they are broadcasting to a city without power. (So stupid they accomplished exactly what you people said they couldn't.)
2003-04-10 04:02:02 PM  
No offense MacG i'll wait until I see on another channel that isn't FOX. They aren't the most reliable news source.
2003-04-10 04:02:36 PM  
Hey what ever happend to that asshat that used to post like he was GW? Just wonderin'. Don't miss that blood clot at all.
2003-04-10 04:08:29 PM  
I gotta admit - all kidding aside for a sec - I really AM starting to chuckle more and more as I read these posts by liberals today.

These Bush-Bashers are starting to get FREAKY-FRANTIC in coming up with negative things to say about the war in Iraq. I think they're collectively blowing mental gaskets from watching Iraqi kids kiss U.S. marines and give them flowers.

I mean FLOWERS ???!!! That's the peace movement's symbol dammit!! YaaaAAAaAAAAAARRRrRrRrrrrRRGGGG*BOOOMM*

I especially chuckled after reading JonathanChance's post in the Saddam statue thread. Get our yer tinfoil hats folks! The CIA's mind control satellite is due overhead any minute now!!

2003-04-10 04:09:46 PM  

I think you mean "George_W_Snatch." and I completely agree, the guy wasn't funny at all.
2003-04-10 04:16:39 PM  

Oh my God! You mean there are civilian casualties in a war?

First off, horrifically photoshopped pictures are not the best way to convince anyone to agree with a misguided political statement.

Second, and I know this is a big shock to a lot of people, we don't live in Unicorn Land. I hate civilian casualties as much as anyone else, and anybody who claims that they don't matter is a callous bastard. But have you seen ANY of the statistics regarding the numbers Saddam has raped, murdered, tortured, etc. during his dictatorship? If there was a non-violent way to stop that, I would be 100% in support of that plan, but the simple fact is, it doesn't exist.

Yesterday, some Farker (I'd like to give credit, but I forget who) summed it up perfectly: let me know when the invent the special "Kills Only Bad Guys" bomb. Let's put it this way: don't you think the Iraqi people, or for that matter, any people, would accept the fact that there are going to be some limited civilian casualties if they know that it's going to be part of bringing about the end of two decades of a horrible regime?

I will agree that death sucks, and please don't think that I'm entirely insensitive to it. But this is the real world. I'm sorry, but it happens.
2003-04-10 04:17:14 PM  
Don't forget that the Taliban have moved back into Southern Afganistan... Of course you wont hear about that on FOX news as it would not be convenient for the Bush regime.

heres a link (you may need to bablefish it):,5987,3216--315694-,00.html


Oh in other news im gonna say I saw something on FOX like ohhhh... MACG pulling random crap outta his ass, but im not gonna give a link to that to back it up. "good luck with finding your own link"
2003-04-10 04:19:18 PM  
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2003-04-10 04:20:36 PM  
Bush sucks
Blair sucks
Saddam sucks (or used to...)

US sucks
UK sucks
Iraq sucks
UN sucks donkey balls

I'm farking tired of this stupid war, I need boobies, I need fapping, I wanna kill some kittens, and I believe I speak in name of each and every farker when I say:


That is all.
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