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(New Vision)   Tourism board hopes to create profitable new "tourism trail" following the life and legacy of "the most popular Ugandan ever," Idi Amin. Hey, come on, this isn't the worst idea you've heard from Uganda lately   (newvision.co.ug) divider line 18
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2014-03-31 10:20:35 AM
I think Hitler Haciendas on the Baltic coast of Germany might do well with tourists.
 
2014-03-31 10:22:15 AM
You can book tours to Auschwitz-Birkenau.  My home town of Charleston, SC makes bank on tourism based on the history of the slave trade and Civil War.  Despots and dictators, disasters and wars no matter how awful, inspire curiosity as well they should.  People want to see why those who fall so far out of our concept of societal norm do what they do.

Folks in that region had to suffer the worst of Amin's wrath, they may as well profit from it.
 
2014-03-31 10:29:20 AM
Most popular Ugandan ever?

www.wwe.com
 
2014-03-31 10:44:54 AM
Can we please call it a "Tourism Fun March"?
 
2014-03-31 11:14:16 AM
"And we begin our tour with your arrival at Entebbe Airport, the site of Idi Amin's utter humiliation at the hands of the Israelis. He retaliated as only he could: ordering the murder of an elderly hostage being treated in a local hospital, and numerous doctors and nurses who tried to stop it. After the airport we stop for lunch, a selection from Idi Amin's private "game" reserve..."

/by David Mugabe
//any relation to another African despot?
 
2014-03-31 01:24:56 PM

Paris1127: "And we begin our tour with your arrival at Entebbe Airport, the site of Idi Amin's utter humiliation at the hands of the Israelis. He retaliated as only he could: ordering the murder of an elderly hostage being treated in a local hospital, and numerous doctors and nurses who tried to stop it. After the airport we stop for lunch, a selection from Idi Amin's private "game" reserve..."

/by David Mugabe
//any relation to another African despot?


I figured the name "Mugabe" over there was like "Smith" over here, or "Lee" in China.
 
2014-03-31 01:28:54 PM
Will the tour group luncheon feature finger sandwiches?
 
2014-03-31 01:35:33 PM
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Hey, everybody, we're all gonna get head!
They're in the fridge.
 
2014-03-31 03:11:53 PM
When I was in high school I had this:

The Collected Bulletins Of President Idi Amin

Hilarious!
 
2014-03-31 03:12:49 PM
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2014-03-31 03:24:51 PM

factoryconnection: You can book tours to Auschwitz-Birkenau.  My home town of Charleston, SC makes bank on tourism based on the history of the slave trade and Civil War.  Despots and dictators, disasters and wars no matter how awful, inspire curiosity as well they should.  People want to see why those who fall so far out of our concept of societal norm do what they do.

Folks in that region had to suffer the worst of Amin's wrath, they may as well profit from it.


Ehhhh.... this guy left power what, 35 years ago?  Even with Forest Whitaker winning that Oscar for "Last King of Scotland," it might still be a little "too soon."  And "most popular Ugandan ever" probably doesn't extend much beyond Uganda, so I wouldn't count on lots of rich international tourists.
 
2014-03-31 08:52:11 PM
 
2014-03-31 11:31:59 PM
Hey, come on, this isn't the worst idea you've heard from Uganda lately

I tried to argue with this in my head. But I can't deny the logic.
 
2014-04-01 12:21:17 AM
What is the worst idea I've heard from Uganda lately?

Didn't they pull one of those "pass a law that being gay is illegal" deals within the past year or two?  That's a pretty bad idea.
 
2014-04-01 02:40:16 AM

Larofeticus: Didn't they pull one of those "pass a law that being gay is illegal" deals within the past year or two?  That's a pretty bad idea.


Yeah, if by "being illegal" you mean death penalty for being gay. Well, actually it's prison for life now, because Ugandian law is merciful and benevolent. Life in question, of course, being short and rather painful, because despite being merciful, Ugandian law doesn't have money to keep those unholy gays alive for decades.

And it can't be a bad idea, because the law was sponsored and pushed, in large part, by US religious missionaries and priests there, and everything that US does is by definition, good.
 
2014-04-01 04:30:15 AM
P.S. Now, of course I understand, that those priests aren't "the US" as in the whole US, they are the fringe, extremist group of, well, extremists. But why is there no universal condemnation in the US of those fringe extremists? And before you post links with the condemnations, be advised that any single condemnation of any extremists is not a universal condemnation, and therefore doesn't count, and therefore the US completely and utterly supports those fringe extremists. So there!
 
2014-04-01 10:31:43 AM

Grahor: Yeah, if by "being illegal" you mean death penalty for being gay. Well, actually it's prison for life now, because Ugandian law is merciful and benevolent. Life in question, of course, being short and rather painful, because despite being merciful, Ugandian law doesn't have money to keep those unholy gays alive for decades.

And it can't be a bad idea, because the law was sponsored and pushed, in large part, by US religious missionaries and priests there, and everything that US does is by definition, good.


And it's not like they're actually  enforcing the law... their  President leading a rally celebrating the law is clearly just for show.
 
2014-04-01 11:38:10 PM

Hack Patooey: He de General, de President, de King of de Scene


Glad to see that, haven't heard it since Dr.Demento.
 
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