Tuesday, February 3, 2009 9:51:44 PM
Thank God. I'm not alone. And you may be a grammar freak, but you sure aren`t a spelling one. It`s "scapegoat" .
But honestly, he deserves whatever he gets for throwing the shoe, no matter whether it was justifiable.
Thoreau spoke in Civil Disobedience about stuff like this (and I`m hella paraphrasing) when he said that taking an action against something unjust is only significant when you account for those actions. Trying to avoid jail time (or any other punishment) makes what may be a highly powerful and symbolic act innocuous.
Throwing the shoes was an intense symbol of disrespect, and that anger was not only directed at Bush. The number of people who are supporting the hatred of our own country is sickening(I`m speaking to the US posters, here). You may not have liked Bush, but he was the representative of the people of the US.
And I have to repeat that the government wasn`t behind it. The gov`t took down the statue because they thought it was totally inappropr
Tuesday, February 3, 2009 8:44:28 PM
ugh political views are so rediculous i feel like im the only sane person! bush has been a totally skapegoat (ok not total, he certainly wasnt the best president) but my god a monument for throwing a shoe at a political leader?! and again i am NOT a bush supporter but really, how many people can hold up to the kind of pressure hes been under, if nothing else have a heart :P although he didnt do a great job not a lot of people have what it takes to run the country.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009 8:30:31 AM
Didn't that guy go to jail? Honestly, if he goes to jail for throwing his shoes at Bush, who is, by law, a war criminal, then Bush should have been excecuted a long long time ago. (Im actually against the death penalty but legally the Iraq war never should have happened, and so -legally- Bush should be dead. I dont write the laws I just preach `em =])