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Missionary service is not the same thing as military service – a fact, and not just a semantic one – lost on Mommy, Daddy, and the Romney Boys. Donning a crisp white shirt and black tie to annoy the hell out of the good citizens of France from the back of a 10-speed is “service” to your church. Bleeding to death in a rocky Afghan Pass that a big flock of Mitt’s equally chickenhawkish supporters sent you to is service to your country.Missionary service is not the same thing as military service – a fact, and not... more
If you're going to publicly slam your High School English teacher...
1) Make sure to use proper English
2) Make sure she's not on FacebookIf you're going to publicly slam your High School English teacher... 1) Make... more
All I know is, he was telling me to fix my uniform,” said Spc. Stacy McCane. “I was fresh out of (advanced individual training) and dealing with drill sergeants all the time, so I just took it like he was correcting me."All I know is, he was telling me to fix my uniform,” said Spc. Stacy McCane.... more
A watering hole in Spain is serving up free beer and tapas to customers who insult its bartenders as a way to let off recession-linked steam.A watering hole in Spain is serving up free beer and tapas to customers who insult its... more
By Waleed Ibrahim
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush in a supreme insult has suddenly become the talk of Iraq, hailed by marchers as a national hero but blasted by the government as a barbarian.
The little-known Shi'ite reporter, said to have harbored anger against Bush for the thousands of Iraqis who died after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, had previously made headlines only once, when he was briefly kidnapped by unknown gunmen in 2007.
TV reporter Muntazer al-Zaidi remained in detention on Monday, accused by the Iraqi government of a "barbaric act." He would be sent for trial on charges of insulting the Iraqi state, said the prime minister's media advisor, Yasin Majeed.
His employer, independent al-Baghdadiya television, demanded his release and demonstrators rallied for him in Baghdad's Sadr City, in the southern Shi'ite stronghold of Basra and in the holy city of Najaf, where some threw shoes at a U.S. convoy.
"Thanks be to God, Muntazer's act fills Iraqi hearts with pride," his brother, Udai al-Zaidi, told Reuters Television.
"I'm sure many Iraqis want to do what Muntazer did. Muntazer used to say all the orphans whose fathers were killed are because of Bush."
Zaidi shouted "this is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, dog," at Bush in a news conference he held with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki during a farewell visit to Baghdad on Sunday.
The journalist then flung one shoe at Bush, forcing him to duck, followed by another, which sailed over Bush's head and slammed into the wall behind him. Throwing shoes at someone is the worst possible insult in the Arab world.
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More at linkBy Waleed Ibrahim BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at... more
"An Iraqi journalist threw two shoes at President George W. Bush missing with both as he shook hands with the nations prime minister.""An Iraqi journalist threw two shoes at President George W. Bush missing with... more
People should stop using the word chav, a left-wing think tank has recommended.
The widely-used term is, according to dictionaries, derogatory slang for a young person of low social status, often wearing designer sportswear.
The Fabian Society's Tom Hampson says the term betrays a deep level of "class hatred" and is "deeply offensive to a largely voiceless group".
But Simon Donald, the co-founder of Viz Magazine, said the word was meant to be an insult - and that was fine
Mr Hampson, who is Fabian Society editorial director, says in an article that the word is "sneering and patronising", and compared it to other controversial words such as "faggot" and "pikey".
"Some uses of some words fall below the threshold of acceptability and some are definitely above it.
"Chav is way above that threshold. It is deeply offensive to a largely voiceless group and - especially when used in normal middle-class conversation or on national TV - it betrays a deep and revealing level of class hatred."
And he said "it is distancing, turning the chav into the kind of feral beast that exists only in tabloid headlines".
It was an example of the middle classes using language to belittle the lower classes, he said.
"This is middle class hatred of the white working class, pure and simple."
But Simon Donald of Viz said it was the Fabian Society itself which was patronising.
"Amongst everyone who I can see who uses the term it's meant as a term to put others down and there's always going to be language in society that does that.
"And I think the Fabian Society's attempts to step in and become the voice of the working classes is frankly patronising."
The Oxford English Dictionary classes chav as derogatory British slang.
It is defined as "a young person of a type characterised by brash and loutish behaviour and the wearing of designer-style clothes (esp. sportswear); usually with connotations of a low social status".
What do you reckon? Chav: foul or fair?
People should stop using the word chav, a left-wing think tank has recommended.... more
"As a native-born, small-town Pennsylvanian, a son of native-born, small-town Pennsylvania parents - one from the coal region, one from Lancaster County - let me assure you that the so-called offensive, condescending things Barack Obama said about the people I come from are basically right on target.""As a native-born, small-town Pennsylvanian, a son of native-born, small-town... more
"A 45-year-old man has been sentenced to four months in prison for insulting the queen, reports the Volkskrant.
The man called Queen Beatrix a ‘cancer whore’ and threatened the police and Salvation Army workers.
He was ordered to spend an additional month in jail for a similar earlier offence. "
This seems like a strange offense for a country that permits so much."A 45-year-old man has been sentenced to four months in prison for insulting the... more
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DISCLAIMER: DO NOT STARE DIRECTLY INTO THE LONG HARSH INSULT. DO NOT READ IT TO PEOPLE JUST FOR FUN. DO NOT EMAIL IT TO SOMEONE TO SEE WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT IT. THE LONG HARSH INSULT IS ONLY INTENDED TO DEEPLY, TRULY AND PERMANENTLY INJURE THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE TARGET.DISCLAIMER: DO NOT STARE DIRECTLY INTO THE LONG HARSH INSULT. DO NOT READ IT TO PEOPLE... more