Someone recently posted a YouTube video of an Iraqi reporter , throwing his shoes at President Bush.

Someone on Twitter suggested we ship our old shoes to the White House. I didn’t know if he was kidding or not and I didn’t care. As a final act of protest I’m joining the Iraqi reporter and I’m shipping my old shoes to the White House.

Anyone interested in joining me can
ship their old shoes to:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20500

Reportedly the Iraqi reporter shouted, “This is a kiss goodbye you dog.” My shoes will be shipped with an identical message.

In addition I’m asking folks to assist me in coming up with shoe jokes. Thus far I have:
Chooing the fat in Iraqi
Playing with the Keds
Bush grapples for New Balance
Mock a Sin
Bush foreign policy…Ugg!
Instead of making his way to the DMZ as scheduled, Bush instead arrived at DSW.
Bushwacked!
Shoe-in For Worst President

Tonight Secret Service and the President of Iraq are sporting T-shirts that say “I’m Not George”, lest there be any confusion among journalist or the general population as to where their hostility should be directed.

Feel free to add your own in the comment section!

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Guest Editorial
By Marlon Black
Towards the closing days of the election, then Senator and now President Elect Obama made a statement and used the term ‘redistribution wealth’. This terrified some of my more conservative friends who began talking about him as a ‘dangerous socialist’. Some of the more extreme opinions I’ve heard even warned that his victory would result in the ‘United Socialist States of America’. And, while I don’t pay too close attention to punditry, I was relieved that they didn’t similarly grab hold of this.

But, hold on here. Socialism? Redistribution of Wealth? Call me crazy, but didn’t our current (and fervently free market) President just shove Congress into supporting a 700 billion dollar redistribution of wealth? Sure, I heard a lot of people complain, but why didn’t anyone call him a Socialist? Obama and McCain both voted for it twice, so why is Obama maligned as the Socialist, by himself?

Well, America. I have a little wake up call for you. We aren’t capitalists. We love to say we are, and when times are good and we’re rolling in the green we’d sooner cut our toes off than consider regulating industry. But you know what? When things get hard and it’s time for us to take our lumps, we charge it to our American (Tax-Payer) Express. We’re only capitalists until capitalism is inconvenient. Do you know who, in a strict capitalist sense, is too big and important to fail? NO ONE. The threat of failure is what is supposed to regulate the market and prevent people who take dangerous risks from polluting the rest of the market. America has taken the teeth out of capitalism, we’ve rejected socialism out of hand, and then sit around wondering why isn’t working right.

Three cheers for Brattleboro and Marlboro, Vermont.  In a vote that is being called merely “symbolic” MSNBC reported the following:

More symbolic than anything, the items sought to have police arrest Bush and Cheney if they ever visit Brattleboro or nearby Marlboro or to extradite them for prosecution elsewhere — if they’re not impeached first.

The indictment was reportedly denounced by the Republican National Party.