I’m sure you have seen the tasteless and pointedly insensitive suicide bomber VW Polo ad. Well, apparently, now they are being sued for about it, it was all a big mistake.
Lee and Dan the advertising company in England who created the spot had this to say (emphasis mine):
“The ad got out accidentally and has spread like wildfire [uhh, sure it did. You blew $40,000 on an ad that you never intend to show anyone]. It wasn’t meant for public consumption. We think the spot reflects what people see in the news everyday, and in this instance the car is the hero that protects innocent people from someone with very bad intentions.“
On behalf of the thinking world let me ask you to go fuck yourself, you self-serving little shite.
(Thanks Boing Boing!)
Molly Ivins at truthout sez:
I wouldn’t go calling anyone a liar, but as we say in our quaint Texas fashion, this administration is stuffed with people who are on a first-name basis with the bottom of the deck. They’ve been telling us only four out of the 18 provinces in Iraq will be too unsafe to vote in. Doesn’t sound that bad, does it? Unless you happen to know that about 50 percent of the population lives in those four provinces.
Here in the National Laboratory for Bad Government, we are happy to help out by showing everyone else how not to solve problems, but it’s really annoying when Bush insists on taking what didn’t work here and making it nationwide….Not that I’m accusing anyone of lying, of course, but these people are slicker than bus station chili. Count your change when dealing with Bushies.
Listening to Right Now -Move – Oakland – Charlie Hunter – Stand String Mix 2003 (6:11)
“They were torturing us as though it was theater for them,” he said, as the prosecution wound up its case against Graner on assault, dereliction of duty and other charges that could bring him up to 17 1/2 years in prison.
An obviously ill-at ease Mutar added: “I was extremely emotional because (even) Saddam didn’t do this to us.”
If you wait long enough, you can admit to pretty much anything without suffering the consequences. It looks like the powers that be have decided that enoug time has passed one this one to come clean, so no-one can accuse them of a coverup. Excellent, smithers….
The U.S. force that scoured Iraq for weapons of mass destruction has abandoned its long and fruitless hunt and is assisting in the more immediate task of counter-insurgency efforts, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.
President Bush and other U.S. officials cited the grave threat posed by Iraq’s chemical and biological weapons and Baghdad’s efforts to acquire a nuclear arms capability as a central justification for the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. No such weapons have been found.
No one knows for sure who he was, that Middle Eastern man in an American flag shirt and a cowboy hat who was supposed to sing the national anthem at a rodeo Friday night in the Salem Civic Center.
“I hope you kill every man, woman and child in Iraq, down to the lizards,” he said, according to Brett Sharp of Star Country WSLC, who was also on stage that night as a media sponsor of the rodeo.
An uneasy murmur ran through the crowd.
“And may George W. Bush drink the blood of every man, woman and child in Iraq,” he continued, according to Robynn Jaymes, who co-hosts a morning radio show with Sharp and was also among the stunned observers.
What does the W stand for? I thought he was from Staines, England.
(That website was so pitiful, I couldn’t help the link, Here’s where I mean.
(You can remove elbizri from each of the above in order to get all the results they were looking at when the came a-visiting. That first one is bringing on the order of 6 hits a month. Wierd….)