Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Throw Your Shoe at Bush on January 20, 2009



When two shoes were thrown at George Bush by a journalist who had seen enough dying children and blood spilled on his country, I watched in disbelief.

What stunned me further was how people debated - in detail - if this man should be imprisoned or punished. Let's see what would happen if we could turned the tables. Suppose another country invaded our land in the name of democracy and freedom, and through years and years of violence, shed blood on the bones of civilians and children who were never officially counted or reported about in the news. Might you, filled to the depths of your soul with death and injustice, throw your shoes?

His family maintains he did this out of frustration. Others report saying he was influenced by someone who "beheads people."

From my view, I saw a reporter, an alive being, but filled with death. He was filled with the death of his country and the violence inflicted upon it by the hand of George Bush and our country. For all that has been done to their people, a shoe - or two - seems hardly a reason to beat and imprison him. It was a gesture that, some have argued, is perfect.

51 comments:

  1. Oh this is great! I love it. :)

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  2. oh man! my totally kick-ass faux-snakeskin doc martens are TOTALLY ready for some virtual ass-kicking! lisa you are brilliant.

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  3. Anonymous6:51 AM

    I don't have a blog but I'd like to throw these shoes http://www.schuhstore.co.uk/item_main_frameset.asp?s_ref=130341

    They are my favourites but I will sacrifice them for a good cause. Plus the soles are heavier than they look so could give Bush a black eye if aimed carefully.

    The rainbows are a message of hope for a better, more colourful and peaceful future without Bush.

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  4. I am so there, wearing what my co-worker calls my "ass-kicking shoes." I will link here when I'm done.

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  5. I found a reference to this on Salon's Broadsheet. I think I'll be doing both a live and virtual shoe throwing event at our Inauguration Party.

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  6. Sorry to be such a newbie, but I am one, so there you go. I recently started my own blogspot blog, and I want throw a shoe so badly. Unfortunately, I do not know how to 'link back to original post to ccompile list.' Can someone post instructions? Thanks!

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  7. I threw my dd's cousins army boots at him. I want him and all of our other husbands, sons, nephews, wives, daughters, nieces home and home now and home safe!!!!

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  8. Hi Karen,
    Click on the title post at the top. That should isolate the post you want to link so it brings it up full page.

    Scroll to the bottom and past all the comments, there should be a link that says, "Create a link"

    Click and it should come up for you. Use that to link up anything you want. That should work.
    Let me know if you have problems.

    Thanks!

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  9. I'll be throwing my leg-foot-cast/boot, in solidarity with all the people who can't afford to go to doctors to get casts for their broken legs and feet, or are otherwise deprived of health insurance!!! (I just took a photo of it for my Flickr page)

    My appointment for the 3rd X-ray is Monday (ye Gods), and hope to get it OFF finally.. either way, I'm throwing it, because it's just so politically RIGHT ON.

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  10. Anonymous4:33 AM

    I don't have a blog or site but I can e-mail a link to your site to my friends. Great idea!

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  11. I got an early start.

    http://deadlystealthfrogs.wordpress.com/2009/01/19/dont-let-the-door-hit-you-in-the-ass-on-the-way-out/

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  12. I'll be driving back to NY tomorrow from TX so I have to post today, but I scheduled my post to publish 1st thing in morning! Here's the link it'll appear at:

    http://thefeministtexican.wordpress.com/2009/01/20/cyber-shoe-throw/

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  13. I don't know if the trackback will work because of where I published my shoe throwing, so here is the link:

    http://www.illumemagazine.org/magazine/publish/aaminah_hernandez/throw_your_shoe_for_change.php

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  14. Brilliant idea, and I was proud to participate.

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  15. My own contribution: here.

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  16. That create a link thing confused me, so: my contribution here.

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  17. Hi,
    I'm not sure if I did the link correctly, so here is a link to my post:

    It's Hubristic to Be George W. Bush
    http://fervidus.typepad.com/lingual_tremors/2009/01/the-hubris-of-george-w-bush.html

    Thanks for hosting this!

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  18. mine is up! happy, happy day! and thank you for a wonderful idea!

    http://stompiesmax.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/01/good-riddance-to-bad-rubbish.html

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  19. I have lobbed my virtual Timberlands at his virtual big dim head. Thanks!

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  20. It gives me great pleasure to post this as I'm watching the inauguration simulcast. Salamat for putting this together.

    http://tanglad.wordpress.com/2009/01/20/these-boots/

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  21. Anonymous11:29 AM

    I just saw this on LiveJournal. Cool idea, and thanks for the suggestion. I've tossed my shoes --

    http://starwatcher307.livejournal.com/302341.html

    StarWatcher

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  22. Here you go!! Wheeeee!!

    The Pregnant Bitch throws a shoe!

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  23. Here's my shoe being thrown!

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  24. Check out these photos of celebrants in Dupont Circle today throwing their shoes at a giant inflatable Bush doll.

    Also, I posted my photo here.

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  25. Excellent and fun idea!

    http://aizome.livejournal.com/258464.html

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  26. Time to bust out the sexy boots for throwing!


    http://hollowdoll.livejournal.com/76572.html

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  27. Glad to join in: http://enormouschanges.blogspot.com/2009/01/good-riddance.html

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  28. Hi Lisa, I cheated a little but its the thought, right?

    http://itsjustmissingwords.blogspot.com/2009/01/super-virtual-shoe-throw-at-bush.html

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  29. Bach-us6:28 PM

    I only have a facebook account, but I threw a pair of boots that look a lot like Nikki's here: http://hollowdoll.livejournal.com/76572.html

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  30. Fabulous idea. My shoes: http://kbk.livejournal.com/353653.html

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  31. http://365daysofjudith.wordpress.com/2009/01/20/january-20th-throwing-my-proverbial-big-masculine-dykey-shoe/

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  32. A little late to the shoe-throwing bonanza, but here we go.

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  33. I'm in.

    WCD

    http://cripwheels.blogspot.com/2009/01/in-augurating-joy-and-little-shoe.html

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  34. For this cause, I can commit every pair of shoes I own: http://ablogwithoutabicycle.blogspot.com/2009/01/buh-bye.html.

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  35. Hey, is anyone else catching some major flak on their blogs? 'Cause I am! Whoooo-ee! It's sort of making my blood boil. Except not sort of.

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  36. Define flak and I'll let you know.

    If "flak" means hate and threats then my answer is yes.

    But I'm really used to that so I usually chuckle and then delete.

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  37. Anonymous8:32 PM

    Don't you all have something better to do with your time! Really...shoe throwing! Why don't you try throwing yourself down in the middle of a store and wail loudly to really stir up some debate. Childish...so childish! If my children threw their shoes (which they don't), I would give them a little swat on their behind and explain to them how you don't throw things when you are angry because it is SOOOOO pointless. That is what you all need....a good swift kick in the A$$!!

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  38. Oh the inevitable pissy Anon!

    I don't see my link popping up below, but, I threw my shoe too!

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  39. Btw Abby, I didn't catch flak on my blog but I got a really charming email this morning, dunno if the two are related though!

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  40. late, but done!

    http://omidele.blogspot.com/2009/01/dont-let-door-hit-ya.html

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  41. This is such a great news, it really helps,Thanks for convey the message, i really didn't know about that,Thanks for share this.

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  42. Interesting to see the topic that throw your shoes on bush and as well you are playing with this day, well I have k swiss trainers to throw on.

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  43. Anonymous1:12 PM

    good...

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  44. Another great article. I like that you are very honest and direct to the point.

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  45. Well that was an irremovable moment when an Iraqi reporter called visiting U.S. President George W. Bush a "dog" in Arabic on Sunday and threw his shoes at him during a news conference in Baghdad. Iraqi security officers and U.S.

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  46. who can't afford to go to doctors to get casts for their broken legs and feet, or are otherwise deprived of health insurance!!! (I just took a photo of it for my Flickr page)

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  47. I had forgot all about this until I stumbled across your blog, thanks for sharing this.

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  48. Really very amusing stuff, but he deserves it.

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