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Updated With Video: Libya's Reaction To Ghaddafi's Speech - Flying Shoes

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Tue, 02/22/2011 - 15:46 | 986150 FranSix
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Freud would have a field day with this fist statue:

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/02/picture-of-the-...

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 16:00 | 986182 cougar_w
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Worse, it's just a megalomaniacal lie. That jet blew his house and family to rat shit. No crushing was involved. Not even close.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 17:23 | 986433 ColonelCooper
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Can we do it again, huh huh?  Can we please blow that fucker straight to hell, PLEease?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 18:15 | 986603 FranSix
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Wikileaks 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/wikileaks/8294231/WikiLeaks-we...

So an acknowledged international terrorist with pretensions of gleefully blowing up Americans is doing whatever he wants anywhere he goes, because of oil interests.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 00:10 | 987536 Harlequin001
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Pity the poor bastard who owns the telly.

Do they pick these things up after they've thrown them or just walk away in disgust?

 

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 16:48 | 986323 Dismal Scientist
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http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2009/08/qaddafi-slideshow200...

Not just mad as a box of frogs, but stylish to boot...

 

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 17:17 | 986405 illyia
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Thanks, that was fun.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 23:37 | 987450 ConfusedIdiot
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Absolutely Outstanding find. Gracias and regards. CI

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 03:11 | 987813 StychoKiller
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I swear, the crazed doo makes him look like a well-dressed (define well-dressed here!) Alky! :>D

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 15:46 | 986151 surfwon
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nice I guess Rex Ryan wouldn't want to live there............. he loves feet and shoes

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 15:47 | 986153 Hephasteus
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Shoes are a symbol for your approach to life.

I guess they are tying to tell him to lose the crazy approach.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 15:48 | 986157 Dr. Porkchop
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If they had a touch sensitive screen, they could upload the shoe polling data in real time.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 18:01 | 986564 asdasmos
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I laughed

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 18:02 | 986570 Ricardo Pobre
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+1

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 15:49 | 986159 SheepDog-One
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When you dont have any weapons to kill a dictator with, throw smelly sandals! After you BTFD of course.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 15:51 | 986163 Sophist Economicus
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Sandal?   Looked like a Hush Puppy from my angle...

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 16:18 | 986230 tickhound
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Someone throw a zh logo on these shoes

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 15:50 | 986162 Rotwang
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The Crusades repeating on live tellie.

Not sure if the people are reacting to physical or mental hunger.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 15:52 | 986166 cougar_w
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Not sure where "The Crusades" enters into this. But I'm open to an explanation.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 15:59 | 986179 Rotwang
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I used the "Crusades" as a crutch for a conflict that is very old.

 

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 16:04 | 986193 cougar_w
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I thought perhaps that was the case. But please not that in all these riots it is North African Arabs demanding freedoms from a N. African despot. In all cases. Foreigners are not involved, are not being hunted down, and are leaving on their own for security reasons. I think these nations will emerge more international in character, rather than less, and will resume (or become) major players on the global stage as has been the case in the past.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 16:11 | 986212 Rotwang
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I'm not so sure how these riots start. I think hunger, and the spot price of wheat plays a larger part out there. They don't buy their nourishment at the local A&P.

Politically, if they dig into sharia law, and the Koran as the arbiter of all things, it will fall apart (mho)

 

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 00:23 | 987565 Harlequin001
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It's all to do with the exchange rate.

If the US prints twice as much money and that money isn't immediately devalued by financial markets then US dollar holders can buy twice as much food at the same price on international markets as other countries that don't print money. Countries that don't print money or print less because their economies are too small starve of course, because they can only buy half.

Under a gold standard this wouldn't be possible.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 15:51 | 986164 cougar_w
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Kadaffy is toast. But it will take him 2 weeks and 10k dead before he figures that out.

One bullet. Someone, just do it.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 15:52 | 986165 gwar5
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I love the shoe thing.

Glad it's not mens' panties.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 15:57 | 986176 Cash_is_Trash
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If you throw one shoe, might as well throw the other.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 00:23 | 987568 Harlequin001
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Not if you only have one leg...

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 19:40 | 986842 chumbawamba
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I once tried to grace the band L7 with the man panties I was wearing at one of their concerts.  Went to the toilet, took them off, stuffed them in my pocket, made it back towards the front of the stage as close as I could get, wound up, chucked them and...they fell short (yes, excuse the pun).  Right in front of the stage.

I felt short-changed (haha).  And dumb.  Because it was.  (Dumb.)

I am Chumbawamba.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 00:25 | 987576 Harlequin001
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I've only got one pair, and they're my lucky undies anyway, so I never take them off.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 15:55 | 986170 TeamAmerica
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Why didn't Kadaffy duck?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 16:17 | 986227 KickIce
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lol, you're despicable.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 15:55 | 986171 entendance
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Message to President: Support Freedom for the Libyan People and Justice for Gaddafi
PRESS RELEASE BY FAMILIES OF PAN AM 103/LOCKERBIE RE LIBYAN REVOLT

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/message-to-president-support-fre...

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 16:05 | 986172 asdasmos
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It would be hilarious to see a video of the protesters chasing him down a street with him in his golf cart type vehicle and his shades on, trying to evade them.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 16:07 | 986204 Dagny Taggart
Wed, 02/23/2011 - 03:14 | 987817 StychoKiller
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Holding his umbrella as shoes "rain" down on him! :>D

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 15:58 | 986174 shushup
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Having a shoe thrown at you in their culture is considered one of the greatest insults.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 16:02 | 986189 Cash_is_Trash
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In ours it's debasing the currency.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 16:04 | 986195 cougar_w
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But that is fast becoming the national sport, too. Here, let me debase you. It feels good.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 16:37 | 986288 Cognitive Dissonance
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A little more to the left please.

Ahhhhhh. Thanks kitty cat. :>)

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 17:35 | 986478 cougar_w
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You monkeys are a sick bunch. 5 million years you stay out of claw reach, and now all the sudden you enjoy it. I should be happy, but it's kinda freaking me out.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 19:37 | 986831 chumbawamba
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Yes, because having a shoe thrown at you in our culture is considered a compliment.

I am Chumbawamba.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 15:58 | 986177 philgramm
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I think these bandwagon shoe throwers owe royalty fees to the Iraqi gentleman who first popularized the notion by chucking one at ole' W!!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM3Z_Kskl_U

 

 

 

 

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 16:07 | 986202 Pure Evil
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To bad the son of a bitch missed.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 16:23 | 986244 AssFire
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As I have mentioned, not one great pitcher in the history of MLB.. Despite all that rock throwin.. Even that guy 15 feet away was high and right of GW. Not that inbreeding is the certain cause of this http://www.consang.net/index.php/Global_prevalence

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 00:37 | 987598 Harlequin001
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Isn't he still in an Iraqi nick?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 15:59 | 986178 Yen Cross
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 The Shoe thrower index! Love it! LMAO. Is it broken down into subcategories? eg. boots, tennis shoes, loafers ?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 16:02 | 986186 metastar
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Running Shoes!

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 16:39 | 986297 AssFire
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Jack Boots

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 16:01 | 986187 SpeakerFTD
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Ah, the thrown shoe.    I am familiar with that form of protest, although as I recall, the chant that went along with it was something along the lines of "who the fuck is Charlene and why is she texting you at 2 in the morning!?!"   

 

 

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 16:06 | 986199 Dr. Engali
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You only got a shoe thrown at you? I had everything thrown on the front yard.

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