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(Daily Times)   King of Swaziland wants to redecorate three palaces and build eight more for his 11 wives, while 80 percent of his people are homeless peasants   ( dailytimes.com.pk) divider line
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2004-01-14 01:12:59 PM  
Well, at least he's not giving tax cuts to the uberrich.
2004-01-14 02:09:36 PM  
at least he doesn't "plan" to go to mars in 20 years.... farking slow moving technology...

/wanted to see someone step in Mars before 30 y/o.
2004-01-14 02:11:49 PM  
...see, this is why I firmly believe some people just need to be shot in the back of the knees.

Dear God,
please have Tito and Big Tony take care of this.
Thank you.

2004-01-14 02:12:56 PM  
The King of Swaziland is Mormon?
2004-01-14 02:47:11 PM  
Remember the Golden Rule. Whoever has the gold makes the rules.
2004-01-14 02:55:42 PM  
I say Bush invades Swaziland because of injustices to its people.
2004-01-14 02:56:11 PM  
Any chance he's got WMD, or at least that people think he might have WMD?

If so, we could premise an invasion of Swaiziland on preventing the spread of WMD, and then later justify our invasion on liberating the people from his tyrannical rule!
2004-01-14 02:56:39 PM  
It's good to be the King!

/can't beleive it wasn't said yet.
2004-01-14 02:58:19 PM  
btw - I'm asusming "landless" and "homeless" are not quite the same thing.
2004-01-14 02:58:28 PM  
I loves it. A real dictatorial tyrant is exposed in a link, and it didn't take but one post in this thread to shift the discussion to how Bush is just as bad.
2004-01-14 02:58:33 PM  
He's got no assests worth stealing. US is not interested.
2004-01-14 02:58:42 PM  
You can't tax swaziland's rich because there are no rich.

That's called socialist utopia
2004-01-14 02:58:52 PM  
"Let them eat cake!"
2004-01-14 02:59:12 PM  
King Mswati of Swaziland

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2004-01-14 02:59:22 PM  
Hear that, Eurotrash? The poor, impoverished nation of Swaziland needs your donations! Quick, before the evil, brutish Americans invade and depose their rightful and beloved leader.

2004-01-14 02:59:26 PM  
hey, nobody is making that 80% stay there.
2004-01-14 02:59:29 PM  
beeferoni - whats in it for Americans?
2004-01-14 02:59:37 PM  
Not just bush biffstertim but check US history over time. We can be bad little boys ya know.
2004-01-14 02:59:42 PM  
finally, a "leader" worse then bush

/couldn't resist.
2004-01-14 03:00:32 PM  
Of course, it is the fault of the President of the US that this guy is in power.
Oh, and there was this teacher who punched a student in the face for menacing and unplugging an overhead projector. That's GWB's fault, as well.
2004-01-14 03:00:33 PM  
Appropriate use of the sick tag. Isn't this the same guy who basically kidnapped one of his 'wives' (a teenaged girl) off the street?

Oh, and here's a fun fact: Swaziland has the world's highest HIV infection rate.

/fiddling while Rome burns
2004-01-14 03:00:58 PM  
I was going to post a sarcastic comment about how at least he isn't as bad as Bush.

Amazingly, you people have already posted such comments, yet you were serious.

God, people, take your blinders off. If you truly believe such nonsense about Bush being worse than people like this guy/Sadaam/Hitler, you are mentally ill. The sad part is that it's by choice.
2004-01-14 03:01:07 PM  
And who the hell would pick the name of a country to be Swaziland ? I mean Superbowl MVP's go to Disneyland, do the MVP's of hopscotch go to Swaziland ?

"Sorry Swaziland is closed. The starving street urchin out front should have told you that."

2004-01-14 03:01:08 PM  
Do they have any oil?
2004-01-14 03:01:15 PM  
How is it that an entire continent, extending into most of the middle east, can be a thousand years behind the rest of the world. Tribalism maybe?
2004-01-14 03:02:23 PM  
Boy, those Europeans sure left Africa in great condition when they left.
2004-01-14 03:02:46 PM  
everytime i hear "Swaziland" i think of a German World War 2 theme park for some reason..
2004-01-14 03:03:09 PM  
Let Africa take care of its own problems.
2004-01-14 03:03:10 PM  
Since when did Sweden have a black king?

/keep getting those "sw" countries confused...
2004-01-14 03:03:17 PM  
re: finally, a "leader" worse then bush

haha. another dumbass hippy poppin off.

/couldn't resist
2004-01-14 03:03:32 PM  
You know, this guy seems to have implemented objectivism in his life almost perfectly. Why should he give up his dreams to the worst among him?
/Who is John Galt?
2004-01-14 03:04:00 PM  
I smell civil war brewing.
2004-01-14 03:04:27 PM  
The best part about Swaziland is that it is a landlocked little island wedged between South Africa and Mozambique.

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2004-01-14 03:04:36 PM  
daveuf, if Africa took care of its own problems, there would be a giant crater where Europe was...
2004-01-14 03:04:52 PM  
Isn't this the country that the World Health Organization made an appeal to stop beating their prisoners with chains because the blood on the chains transmitted HIV?

Sounds like a swell bunch of fellas.
2004-01-14 03:05:40 PM  
So .. we just can't read the article and say .. man, that's pretty sad. Thank God (or whatever else you hold dear) I wasn't born there. Nope, we have to BASH BASH BASH. I do sincerely hope that the majority of these posts were biting wit and not true sentiment.

/weeping for the future
2004-01-14 03:05:49 PM  
They have a term what what should be done with this guy:

2004-01-14 03:06:30 PM  
Sounds oddly similar to Bush and his $2000/plate contributers vs. the American people.
2004-01-14 03:06:55 PM  
I'm suprised he didn't opt for building his palaces out of the bones of his servants. If I'm going to be a ruthless dictator - I'm goin all the way baby - Impaled enemies (a la Vlad the Impaler) all over the place.
2004-01-14 03:06:59 PM  
Let's see: Dictator? Check! Stalinist? Check!

Nope, the UN or the Left will say anything bad about him!
2004-01-14 03:07:10 PM  

go through history and find a civilization/empire/nation/state/city/village/man/woman/child who has done ONLY good and never harmed anyone, then come back here and report on it.

You may think your attitude that Americans have no right to comment on morality because we've done morally questionable things in the past is pretty harmless. But how can we survive if all that ever gets mentioned are the few instances in our nation's history when we've undertaken an action that turned out to be morally wrong? How can we help anyone in this world if every time we try to help someone, we have OUR OWN CITIZENS saying we're so evil?
2004-01-14 03:07:26 PM  
Sadly, this seems to be normal behavior for 3rd world leaders. All the aid these countries get goes right into the pockets of the leadership. The people rarely even have clean water.

I remember reading once about a tribe in Africa that had this interesting practice: If, during a king's rule, he was considered incompetent by his subjects, he was given a gourd of a certain color. Upon recieving the gourd, he was obliged to kindly kill himself for the betterment of the kingdom.

This jerk needs to be sent a gourd of a certain color.
2004-01-14 03:07:31 PM  
re: finally, a "leader" worse then bush
haha. another dumbass hippy poppin off.

*gasps* are you saying this guy isn't worse then bush?! you disagree with me.
2004-01-14 03:08:01 PM  
What a complete A.S.S.H.O.L.E.!
2004-01-14 03:08:04 PM  
"So .. we just can't read the article and say .. man, that's pretty sad"

new to fark?
2004-01-14 03:08:34 PM  
awww no one wants to talk about Ayn Rand with me...
2004-01-14 03:09:42 PM  
Are there any leaders of any shiatty little African countries who don't do exactly the same shiat?
2004-01-14 03:09:42 PM  
and where is GWB when the damn country need him...
2004-01-14 03:10:17 PM  
Since one of the main arguments republicans use for justifying the invasion of Iraq (Since they lost the WMD debate) was that the leader was a bad guy and since we have the power to remove him, we should - I wonder how long it will take for Bush to invade Swaziland.
2004-01-14 03:10:24 PM  
Patrick Swasi has his own country? I mean dirty dancing was kinda ghey, but his own country?


I for one welcome our new patrick swasiland overlords.
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