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 Post subject: "Our Leader"
PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:56 pm 
A Clear Channel Communications outlet in Florida put up this as a "political public service message."

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=104&topic_id=2736955&mesg_id=2736955

For those who's thoughts wander in a bluntly ironic direction, I checked on Babelfish: "Our Leader" translates into "Unser Führer," with the singular "My Leader" coming out as "Mein Führer. "Der Führer" translates back to English as "The Leader." Good possibility that the guy who came up with the billboard probably doesn't understand irony or German.

Someone else can make the ironic comparison to Orwell.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 11:03 pm 
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Or to Godwin.

Shortest. Thread. Ever.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2004 12:17 am 
Nah, there've been a number of 0 reply threads. Sometimes, there's just nothing more to add.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 4:11 pm 
Well, there are things to add sometimes . . .

Here's Bush doing his fake military guy thing again. Pissing on an important 200 year old tradition like some 60s left-wing campus radical.

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Anyone know who he is supposed to be impersonating? My first thought was Rock Hudson in The Martian Chronicles. That jacket looks like the sort of futuristic uniform you see astronauts wearing in 1950s space movies. Costumes in the TMC were a homage to that era. Or is this some mock-up of a current military jacket?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 6:25 pm 
It's hard to say with the image missing like that...


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 7:56 pm 
Raif wrote:
It's hard to say with the image missing like that...


:?

It's a jpg linked from my yahoo site. Wrong spec?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:10 pm 
Berken wrote:
Raif wrote:
It's hard to say with the image missing like that...


:?

It's a jpg linked from my yahoo site. Wrong spec?


Yahoo dislikes deep linking images. Ask Packy for a folder in his gallery.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:35 pm 
gwalla wrote:
Berken wrote:
Raif wrote:
It's hard to say with the image missing like that...

It's a jpg linked from my yahoo site. Wrong spec?

Yahoo dislikes deep linking images. Ask Packy for a folder in his gallery.

Even quicker, here's a link to a CBS photo of the event (middle left on the page: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/12/07/national/main659661.shtml
Apparently the jacket says "Commander in Chief." If this odd-looking beast isn't part of a regular uniform and turns up in other photo ops, I would smell Karl Rove behind it. That flight suit gag on the aircraft carrier backfired on him. It would suit his style to have someone invent something that looks like a uniform (for pimping to the Right-wing base) but isn't really (to flip off the people who criticized this particular stunt the first time they tried it.)


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