State Department Bans US Diplomats From Ice Bucket Challenge

Tyler Durden's picture

As President Obama tees off in Martha's Vineyard, The State Department has decided that its diplomats should not be allowed to have fun (for a good cause). As AP reports, US Diplomats have been barred from undertaking the #IceBucketChallenge ... there goes CNBC's ratings...


h/t @APDiploWriter

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Karlus's picture

Important news!

toady's picture

The boss said he wasn't doing it last week, so they can't have any of the lackeys showing him up.

SoberOne's picture

I've started the End the Fed challenge... we will see if it takes off.

pods's picture

Well the DoD is certainly analyzing the results of this, and how to replicate such a groundswell of support.



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redpill's picture

Obama should take the challenge, he might wake the fuck up.

ZerOhead's picture

27% of funds raised go to research.

Here's a new fundraising challenge for our politicians... where's John Kerry to get this thing started?

#sulphuricacidbathchallenge  (no donations accepted )

Boris Alatovkrap's picture


Warning: do not drink all of vodka in endangerment of lethal toxicity level of blood alcohol. Not is recommend for pregnant teenager.

knukles's picture

Doesn't John Kerry have something more important to do like go dog paddling about in Fiji?

goldhedge's picture


The Merikan Sheeple should take the challenge, they might wake the fuck up.

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What does it mean, "5) Minimized considered" ?

chumbawamba's picture

Did you lose your secret decoder ring or something?

No worries, just go to your nearest supermarket and pick up a box of Lucky Charms and you'll be able to translate that message.

Agent Chumbawamba, out.

clade7's picture

Is that the one where somebody pisses on your head and tells you your hat was on fire?

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

CNBC's ratings would skyrocket if they had all their female anchors and guests do the challenge in their skirts and silk shirts!!  NOT Meg Whitman though!!

Alhazred's picture

That sounds like PayPer view kind of a thing more than broadcast.

on second thought i think it could be a good cable stunt, megan kelly should do nicely for fox.

(on third though Megan Kelly should start her own channel also called Fox...  ;p )

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

It is pay per view, you have to pay your cable company to get CNBS!!  I'd feel like CNBS would have some value if they did the Hot Anchor Ice Bucket Challenge!

sleigher's picture

Anyone watched this new (new to me) OAN news channel?  Some of the anchors on there are pretty hot.  I guess they have to attract new viewers and trying to be unbiased isn't gonna work...

rehypothecator's picture

"There are firmly established rules preventing the use of public office [...] for private gain." 


813kml's picture

That's the only reason to run for office nowadays.

Edit:  And I wasn't aware that the US had any diplomats.

SheepDog-One's picture

Insider trading in public office still OK though. There'll be no social media stunts though, that's 'for fun' personal gain....only personal gain of money will be allowed.

SteveNYC's picture

There is no better indicator at  present of the sheep mentality that has taken over society, than this.

WarPony's picture

Ah, but remember what happened to the wicked witch in "The Wizard of Oz" - would apply to all D.C vermon.  Go team!

Sofa King's picture

But insider trading by officials is constitutionally protected.

disabledvet's picture

Only for..."insiders."

I mean seriously...this doesn't sound very diplomatic. What about a full head of hair? Is that banned as well?

knukles's picture

A full head of hair and unkempt beard are allowed as long as you run about the hallways screaming Allah Akbar and kill people...
Then it's cool...

ebworthen's picture

Yes, only for insiders who are already bribed ("lobbied") CONgress Critters who are supposed to directly represent their voters not themselves.

Mid-level managers hired by HR must act with all decorum and morality befitting the office (except this).

CONgress and those at the top can do whatever the hell they want.

kowalli's picture

ahah, democracy and freedom what a joke

813kml's picture

Too bad, an ice bucket would prepare gov scumbags for life in a Siberian gulag.

saints51's picture

I would do it out of spite. I guess thats why I am not a government drone.

tony wilson's picture

any press memo on the  16 thousand dead folks in ukrainia

any news of the nazi zionist kiev rape and death units.

any news on the new israeli depleted uranium bombing runs on gaza


just kosher tumble weed

Son of Captain Nemo's picture


As long as 14,000 in that 16,000 figure are comprised of "blue helmeted" and American Academi bodies...


Potential liquid explosive situation here... of course, makes perfect sense. 

Relentless101's picture

Yes. This makes sense.

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

Actually it does even if the excuse why is bullshit and it comes off as Debbie Downerish. Though with that said I doubt that it was logic that was applied here but just another case of pollitical correctness at play.


economessed's picture

No official word yet on #BoilingOilChallenge....

clade7's picture

The "Honey Bucket Challenge" is still in play too...combined with a golden shower afterwards, theyd be lining up for that one!

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

Or the Jen Psaki ice water bucket wet tee shirt challenge. I bet you horn dogs would donate some cash to ALS if she did it.

1stepcloser's picture

I still miss a nice #tarandfeatherchallenge

813kml's picture

Damn, beat me to the punch.

813kml's picture

Hopefully, gov officials are fast approaching the #TarAndFeatherCompulsory.

ejmoosa's picture

It's Vin Diesel's fault.  He dissed Obama.

If Barry can't play, ain't nobody playing.

Badabing's picture

The Wookie is not a diplomat, I say we douse her/him/it!

youngman's picture

Wet Wookie hair smells bad...real bad

1stepcloser's picture

but our foriegn #smartbombchallenge is still in effect. 

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the6thBook's picture

SO, if it was the AID's ice bucket challenge or Ebola challenge it would be okay?  I mean really what is number one about? What if it was the global warming ice-bucket challenge?  I bet that would be okay.

CrimsonAvenger's picture

This makes sense. If you dump icewater on Kerry, he may get startled and throw off his rider.

Dre4dwolf's picture

Bunch of sissies.

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

Search around the web, someone made an image of what would happen if Hillary Clinton took the ice water bucket challenge. The image shows the wicked witch of the west after she melted.