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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2008, 10:01:22 am »
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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2008, 11:19:28 am »
OK, incidents I can remember.

UK: 

Our government built up its case for the Iraq war on a 10 year old MA thesis they stole off the internet.

MI5 followed the 7/7 bombers for months, apparently decided that they weren't a threat, let them kill 50+ people and the government decided this is not worth an enquiry.

According to the SCOPA Law, wearing LOLCAT t-shirts outside Parliament is a form of political protest that can result in arrests without police permission being obtained for such a protest.

The wholesale pandering to the Daily Mail and Sun newspaper editorials when it comes to policy on law and order and immigration.

Our government trying to defend the actions of successive governments in ethnically cleansing the population of Diego Garcia to make way for a US airbase, and attempting to defeat rulings that the action was unlawful.

Providing support for CIA rendition flights.

Our government cravenly backing down from the BAE corruption investigation after the Saudi Arabian government threatened our civilian population with "more 7/7's" should the investigation continue.


Australia:

Little Johnny Howard, ex-Prime Minister crowing about Australia's capture of the entire Iraqi Air Force (which had taken no part in the war, was mostly stolen by Iran in 1991 and was actually found by an Iraqi who led Australian troops there).

The Cronulla beach riots being written off by Little Johnny Howard as a result of "drinking", totally dismissing the racist element of the Australia First party and skinheads who helped initiate the violence.

Little Johnny Howard accusing immigrants of throwing their children off of a boat, then refusing to apologize.

Attacking Kevin Rudd for issuing a government apology to the Stolen Generations of Aborigines who were taken from their parents (often for nothing more than racist reasons) by government agents.

The Liberal party handing out fake leaflets from an invented Islamic organization saying that Labor supported the Bali suicide bombers.

The Liberal government being prepared to deport 43 Papua New Guinean asylum seekers, who faced death at the hands of genocideal Indnonesian backed death squads if they returned.

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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2008, 02:06:31 pm »
Gitmo.

Waterboarding.

The Patriot Act.

Homeland Security.

New Orleans.

Declaring victory in Iraq.

Every time Bush steps up to a microphone.

Donald Rumsfeld.


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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2008, 02:09:41 pm »
George W. Bush "giving up" golf for the troops. 
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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2008, 03:07:02 pm »
Just turn on any news station, odds are good anything they report makes me facepalm.  With the occasional lulz.

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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2008, 04:00:16 pm »
OK, incidents I can remember.

UK: 

Our government built up its case for the Iraq war on a 10 year old MA thesis they stole off the internet.

MI5 followed the 7/7 bombers for months, apparently decided that they weren't a threat, let them kill 50+ people and the government decided this is not worth an enquiry.

According to the SCOPA Law, wearing LOLCAT t-shirts outside Parliament is a form of political protest that can result in arrests without police permission being obtained for such a protest.

The wholesale pandering to the Daily Mail and Sun newspaper editorials when it comes to policy on law and order and immigration.

Our government trying to defend the actions of successive governments in ethnically cleansing the population of Diego Garcia to make way for a US airbase, and attempting to defeat rulings that the action was unlawful.

Providing support for CIA rendition flights.

Our government cravenly backing down from the BAE corruption investigation after the Saudi Arabian government threatened our civilian population with "more 7/7's" should the investigation continue.


Australia:

Little Johnny Howard, ex-Prime Minister crowing about Australia's capture of the entire Iraqi Air Force (which had taken no part in the war, was mostly stolen by Iran in 1991 and was actually found by an Iraqi who led Australian troops there).

The Cronulla beach riots being written off by Little Johnny Howard as a result of "drinking", totally dismissing the racist element of the Australia First party and skinheads who helped initiate the violence.

Little Johnny Howard accusing immigrants of throwing their children off of a boat, then refusing to apologize.

Attacking Kevin Rudd for issuing a government apology to the Stolen Generations of Aborigines who were taken from their parents (often for nothing more than racist reasons) by government agents.

The Liberal party handing out fake leaflets from an invented Islamic organization saying that Labor supported the Bali suicide bombers.

The Liberal government being prepared to deport 43 Papua New Guinean asylum seekers, who faced death at the hands of genocideal Indnonesian backed death squads if they returned.

Oh man, you nailed a lot of the good ones Cain, how the fuck am I supposed to add anything now?
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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2008, 04:00:37 pm »
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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2008, 04:03:22 pm »
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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2008, 05:45:40 pm »
Gitmo.

Waterboarding.

The Patriot Act.

Homeland Security.

New Orleans.

Declaring victory in Iraq.

Every time Bush steps up to a microphone.

Donald Rumsfeld.



War on Terror

Jeff Gannon

Alberto Gonzalez

Domestic Wiretapping

Swift-Boating

And of course, this.
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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2008, 05:52:46 pm »
Our government built up its case for the Iraq war on a 10 year old MA thesis they stole off the internet.

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AND WHAT ABOUT MARGARET THATCHER?!

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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2008, 06:02:23 pm »
plz to stay on topic...give Canadian Genocide examples worm

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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2008, 10:51:33 pm »
Our government built up its case for the Iraq war on a 10 year old MA thesis they stole off the internet.

 :lulz:

AND WHAT ABOUT MARGARET THATCHER?!

Fortunately I was in the UK just as John Major was put into power.

And Lys, I'm sure you'll think of something.  I mean, come on, its Johnny Howard.  The man's pure scum, I'm only going by what I remember, you actually had to live under him.

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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2008, 06:28:32 pm »
Our government built up its case for the Iraq war on a 10 year old MA thesis they stole off the internet.

 :lulz:

AND WHAT ABOUT MARGARET THATCHER?!

Maggie - best buddies with General "oops where did all those citizens disappear to?" Pinochet
Sided with the US in backing of Saddam Hussein during the 80s.
Running the country's infrastructure into the ground through privatization (that worked really well for the phone companies but for no one else)
 
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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2008, 06:42:50 pm »
Mine was when Chretien took a cream pie to the face and then got MAD about it... if he had just laughed.... if... eh...  :|
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Re: Moments where your government managed to embarrass even YOU.
« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2008, 09:17:07 pm »
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