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" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2008, 06:10:39 pm »
awkward......
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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2008, 06:22:32 pm »



January 1992, moments after Bush Snr vomitted all over Japanese prime minisiter Kiichi Miyazawa
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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2008, 06:41:38 pm »



January 1992, moments after Bush Snr vomitted all over Japanese prime minisiter Kiichi Miyazawa

Actually, it was their foreign minister, wasn't it?
" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
- TGRR, shaming himself forever, 7/8/2017

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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2008, 06:43:45 pm »
Invading Iraq.


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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2008, 06:48:01 pm »
http://www.geenstijl.nl/filmpjes/Stem_voor_Mulder.wmv

a couple of years ago people in europe got to vote whether they wanted a european constitution or not. when the population of the netherlands appeared to vote against it in a fairly large majority, (some of) our politicians started making TV ads to convince the people to please vote for this constitution.

this one was in particularly bad taste. it shows images of the holocaust, Srebrenica and the terrorist attack in Madrid with the text "this never again", followed by some politician urging you to vote for this constitution!

after the first broadcasts on some local TV stations, the ad spread like wildfire on the internet (thanks to geenstijl.nl), the total and immediate outrage caused this ad to be pulled of the air within a matter of hours.

(afterwards, the Dutch people voted no, and a while later the politicians used some sort of loophole to do what they wanted to do in the first place, anyway)
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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2008, 06:59:43 pm »
How long have we got?  I've got small books on Australia and Britain's doings.

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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2008, 07:08:44 pm »
President Bush's entire presidency

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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2008, 07:15:26 pm »
I can't remember the last time my government did something potentially embarrassing.  Then again, Canada is boring, so I tend to get my lulz from American news.

Anybody want to enlighten me to my country's faux pas?

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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2008, 07:19:00 pm »
American News is quite lulzy

I can't think of anything, but I'm sure some of our more politically involved posters can.
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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2008, 07:27:46 pm »
I can't remember the last time my government did something potentially embarrassing.  Then again, Canada is boring, so I tend to get my lulz from American news.

Anybody want to enlighten me to my country's faux pas?
http://www.albionmonitor.com/9801a/canadasorry.html


In a ceremony in Canada's Parliament building on Jan. 6, Native leaders and government ministers pledged to work together to try to heal the damage done to Native people and their culture. Indian leaders condemned the government for its 80-year program of taking children from native families and sending them to often abusive government-run schools.


Also, while these kids were at the schools, they were forced to live with christian foster parents for 10 months of the year.  This is where I suspect most of the abuse came from.  In fact, one of my fathers best friends growing up was one of those native children.



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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2008, 07:34:44 pm »
I can't remember the last time my government did something potentially embarrassing.  Then again, Canada is boring, so I tend to get my lulz from American news.

Anybody want to enlighten me to my country's faux pas?

Your failure to exterminate the cannibalistic Inuit, before they overran and captured the Northwest Territories.

" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
- TGRR, shaming himself forever, 7/8/2017

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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2008, 07:36:59 pm »
the fact that Mary Carey would have probably made a slightly better Governor than Arnie.

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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2008, 07:43:55 pm »
I can't remember the last time my government did something potentially embarrassing.  Then again, Canada is boring, so I tend to get my lulz from American news.

Anybody want to enlighten me to my country's faux pas?

Your failure to exterminate the cannibalistic Inuit, before they overran and captured the Northwest Territories.



LOL...

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