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(Salon)   Kofi Annan guests on Sesame Street; in other news, Snuffleufagus to speak at UN meeting   (salon.com ) divider line 28
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2001-12-08 07:59:12 AM  
Can you say "Resolution"
 
2001-12-08 07:59:36 AM  
The UN has always been a childrens show.
 
2001-12-08 08:07:19 AM  
GREAT FUKCING HEADLINE! Kudos to the author.

Snuffleufagus is gay. And Big Bird is his man-whore. They always went to Gordon for some of his magic shiny bald-headed man lube. Turned such an innocent anti-UV substance into such a dirty thing. I'm ashamed of PBS.

"In other news, Oscar the Grouch has been applauded by the artistic community for his defense of of the label 'artist', as it is constantly confused by the non-artistic community, who commonly refer to him as 'bum'."
 
2001-12-08 08:24:25 AM  
Snuffy was scary as hell. And wasn't he supposed to be invisible to everyone except the bird or something?
 
2001-12-08 10:16:32 AM  
This looks like a job for:
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2001-12-08 10:21:58 AM  
Let the brainwashing of our children begin!

"You want a world government."
"You need a world government."
"Your existance is meaningless without a world government."

"Stare into Pustulio!! You all want to obey me! It would make Pustulio very happy!"

Err, sorry, that was Invader Zim, not Kofi. :)
 
2001-12-08 10:33:41 AM  
I suppose now Pat Buchanan or Jesse Helms or David Duke will demand equal time. God knows we can't have this One-World Commie (possibly Zionist) propaganda brainwashing our poor impressionable children.

Quick! Get those kids to a Protestant church for quick baptism and deprogramming!
 
2001-12-08 10:39:48 AM  
Okay, I'm trying to figure out if Misha is being sarcastic, or if he's a modern day Nazi... please be sarcastic man, please be sarcastic.
 
2001-12-08 10:51:38 AM  
Apparently Kofi will step in to try and resolve a conflict between the Elmo and his friends, after which Elmo will completely ignore him, and launch a tactical nuclear strike against the others in the name of democracy and preserving his right to act unilaterally in such matters. God Bless Amerika.
 
2001-12-08 10:55:07 AM  
i almost agree with misha. this is certianly not the kind of shiat i want my child to watch. the un is every bit as dangerous to human rights, (in particular peoples in europe), as if a nazi where appointed as "world president".

your knee-jerk reaction to that statement might be to call me a nazi too, but keep in mind the stated and actual purpose of the nazis and the un. remember, the nazis always claimed to be a party of resource and sagacity, and the only people that they criticized (gypsies and jews), where, at the time, already fair game for pointing fingers, ie. nazis did not invient hating jews and gypsies, they simply excelled at it.

the un has, since it's inception, began to point it own fingers at people it doesn't agree with, and who where already fair game. until lately that meant jack-shiat, but with the impending passage of "WIPO" and other auxiliary "laws" and "treaties", the un is creating power from seemingly thin air. if you look at the un's track record of late, you will see that the new found "power" is being used more for political and big commerceral aims, rather than the good of the "global village".
 
2001-12-08 11:15:17 AM  
He's actually trying to negotiate a peace treaty between Bert, fresh off his time serving the Taliban, and Ernie.

Life imitating art imitating art imitating art.
 
2001-12-08 11:29:50 AM  
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2001-12-08 11:31:24 AM  
Well, I wasn't necessarilly calling Misha a nazi, but I couldn't tell if he was using anti-Semitic language for comic effect or if he really believed it. Sarcasm can be very difficult to convey in text sometimes.

As for you statement, Desade, I would not even concieve of calling you a Nazi. While I do disagree with your POV (at least along with the UN trying to become the One World Government), your position is one built from rational thought and intellectual concern, and not one of racial bigotry and hatred hypocritically disguised as scientifically based, and I can respect that. However, I do agree that the UN is starting to lose its way, however, and is best used as an unbiased mediator to smooth over rough spots between battling nations, and not as a tool to spread capitalism.
 
2001-12-08 11:33:10 AM  
>

Psh, cooperation. THAT'S original.
 
2001-12-08 11:36:24 AM  
Never mind one of the howevers, that slipped by me when I was checking my post over. But anyway, I do agree that the UN is serving its own self-interest over "this global village"'s to too far a degree. I don't think they're trying to take over though. That view has always seemed to conspiratorial to me, and too much like the myth that Jews control the media, and that there's a white-man's conspiracy to keep "the colored" down. If there are such conspiracies, someone forgot to tell me.
 
2001-12-08 12:34:20 PM  
Please remind me again how the UN hurts human rights.
Afterall, weren't they the ones who developed the UDHR?
Anyways, i dont believe the UN is trying to become a world government, as one giant country. However, I think an organization that can serve to unify nations, instead of divide nations is very much neccesary. Just because a country exist, doesn't mean it shouldn't be held accountable for its actions.

I also don't appreciate the comments about Sesame Street.

Also, God forbid children are told not to fight, and to get along. I realize many people live by conflict, not peace. Thus many people look for what differentiates them from one another, instead of unifies them. They do this to justify their self-created superiority.

CommieDave: that was funny. :)

Oh yes, one more thing...
"Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too

IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE
LIVING LIFE IN PEACE....

Imagine no possession
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man

IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE
SHARING ALL THE WORLD....

You may say Im a dreamer
But I am not the only one
And I hope some day you wil join us
AND THE WORLD WILL BE AS ONE... "
 
2001-12-08 12:56:35 PM  
I thought Super Grover was screwing Super Girl after the Green Giant dumped her.
 
2001-12-08 01:52:02 PM  
minmei-

from your post, i take it that you have not taken the time investigate any of the actions that the un has taken as opposed to it's pr. to perhaps pique your interest, i will be very glad to tell you how the un hurts human rights.

first, the UDHR is great...in theory. theory is the all the UDHR is. the un has done practically nothing to stop true crimes against human rights, like the thriving white slavery trade in southern asia, israel,and more recently parts of the former soviet union, or the thriving black slavery trade in parts of africa, or the booming asian slave trade right here in america (NOTE: indentured seritude might be a more appropriate description, but makes it no less offensive). the un has consistantly overlooked these actual crimes agaist humanity, and instead focused it's efforts on such hot-potatos as coca-cola's copyright infringment in argentina and weather or not it is legal to make an mp3 of an american music group if you aren't in america.

second, the un seems to only take in to account the pov of america and occasionally some european countries. it harms human rights in other countries by demanding, by force when neccessary, that other cultures abide by the un's interpretation of right and wrong, discounting the localize sovereignty, customs, morals, and mores of the culture in question.

i could go on and on. please do yourself a favor and investigate the un's track record. you will have a change of heart, i am sure.
 
2001-12-08 02:30:19 PM  
U.N. started out as a good idea. Being formed after WW2 when nationalism was blowing the world to hell for the past 50 years, a multinational peace keeping force seemed the best possible way to avoid destruction.
The problem is that they are totally ineffective. Sure they have weapons, but they can't use them. In Kosovo they were abused by the people on both sides and watched helplessly as the Serbs killed off the men and boys of villages. The whole idea of a peacekeeping force with guns is an oxymoron.
It has become a tool of politics and would be disbanded. At least take their nukes away. A nationless government with nukes is a little scary.
Back to watching Sanford and Son.
 
2001-12-08 03:16:51 PM  
This should have a scary tag......getting the kid's ready to welcome the big takeover.....



buy a gun, NOW.
 
2001-12-08 04:46:02 PM  
Why do I always get Kofi Annan and Colonel Kadafi confused? Either way, I wouldn't trust him around my kids.


... I don't have kids. But if I did, it would be pretty bad for me, since I'm 16. I'd have other things to worry about besides which dictator is on a children's show.

Arrgh! Why can't I go one post without making a fool of myself? 'Least I'm not a troll, I guess.
 
2001-12-08 04:49:45 PM  
Kofi Annan is the most useless human being alive. And he'd fit in perfectly in Sesame Street, since the show is about puppets.
 
2001-12-08 06:00:51 PM  
Zing!
 
2001-12-08 09:21:58 PM  
For those who haven't kept up with my other posts, I was being quite sarcastic.
I read conspiracy theory as a hobby, and the Right wing shiat is undoubtedly the best. Trilateral Commissions and masons and Jews and rock n' roll musicians and Jesuits and communists and the UN and gays and Nintendo executives and the Hollow Earth Flying Saucer Bigfoots and the like all grace the pages of the radical Right, and though they seldom if ever bother with documentation there are still way too many fools who unquestioningly believe it.
 
2001-12-08 10:27:41 PM  
Wouldn't George W. be a good candidate for the show?
 
2001-12-09 12:20:04 AM  
Bill Clinton actually did tape an episode of Sesame Street but then there was that telling footage with him and Maria. So the whole thing was scrapped
 
2001-12-09 12:31:55 AM  
so did osama
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2001-12-09 11:42:38 AM  
Not Osama!

Ok, thanks Desade for the info. However, I am not convinced that the UN is bad. I agree, it, and the UDHR, are great in theory. I wish they could be more effective (i.e. the UN actually have the ability to enforce the UDHR). However, most countries will never give up any slight chunk of their soverignty to an organization like the UN.

I am a bit of an idealist, I believe that with time, it will have more power, and be less controlled by the influences of just a few countries. I believe one day, the entire world will follow the UDHR whole-heartedly. I believe one day the US will pay our UN dues too.. :)

I guess I am a little partial to Kofi Annan, after seeing him speak at Notre Dame's graduation in `00.
 
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