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Ed Morrissey reminds us how the New York Times reacted when Bill Clinton kinda, sorta, not-really bowed to Akihito in 1994. “Unthinkable” they called it. “…the ‘thou need not bow’ commandment from the State Department’s protocol office maintained a constancy of more than 200 years.”

Change we can aggrieve in.


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Time: November 14, 2009, 2:09 pm

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Comment from Emperor Akihito
Time: November 14, 2009, 3:07 pm

Dat Obama, he cleepin’ me out.

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Time: November 14, 2009, 4:04 pm

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Comment from Rodent
Time: November 14, 2009, 7:06 pm

First thought on seeing the picture was it would be a Dr. Who reference.
Come to think of it, it may be that the good Doctor is the only one who can save us from this clown. (with apologies to clowns everywhere)

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 14, 2009, 8:03 pm

Never was a fan, Rodent (and long time, no see). I think that’s because I tuned in during the Tom Baker years, and something about that man makes me want to rearrange his teeth with a brick.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 14, 2009, 8:12 pm

Incidentally, those red phone boxes are still all over the place. I feel kind of bad for BT about it. It costs them a FORTUNE in upkeep, nobody uses them (particularly now that the country is saturated with cellphones), but there are almighty howls of protest if they try to get rid of one.

Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: November 14, 2009, 8:53 pm

Maybe BT could just stop providing service? If no one’s using them, no one would notice.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 14, 2009, 9:24 pm

Good point, Mrs P. Uncle B thinks some of them are Grade II listed — meaning, historic artifacts and legally unfuckwithable.

Our house is Grade II listed, BTW. That means fucking with it is a criminal (not a civil) offense. And up from that is Grade II* and Grade I.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 14, 2009, 9:25 pm

Kind of like “plaque houses” in the US, but stricter.

Comment from Oldcat
Time: November 14, 2009, 9:55 pm

So what? If you want to add a hot tub or whatever to your house, have a Muslim do it for you. Their rights trump all other British Laws, apparently.

Comment from Sockless Joe
Time: November 15, 2009, 12:39 am

The newer Dr. Whos (Eccleston, Tennant) have been tolerable, though I wish they would lay off the super-cheesiness just a little. I was once subjected to some Tom Baker era episodes and couldn’t get excited about it.

Comment from scubafreak
Time: November 15, 2009, 1:19 am

Damnit, Rodent!!! You pre-empted my line about Obama blocking the door to the Tardis, thereby preventing the Doctor and Rose (or whomever he is schmoozing this season) from escaping an unexpected Dalek ambush!!! 🙁

Comment from Roman Wolf
Time: November 15, 2009, 1:44 am

Admittedly, I’ve thought through the question of “If I was the President of the US would I bow to the Queen(as I am both British and American)?” The answer is I wouldn’t. If you’re the head of state you’re of equal (diplomatic) power to a sitting monarch, it wouldn’t be proper. Barack Obama doesn’t even have the excuse of being half-Saudi Arabian.

“The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.” – Alexis de Tocqueville

This might explain some of it. Barack Obama I think, and this goes for many democrats, are wannabe European aristocrats. This tendency is exactly the reason I play up my Britishness, American leftists can’t imagine a European who holds conservative ideas. My mere existence turns their brains to mush.

Comment from The Dread Pirate Neck Beard
Time: November 15, 2009, 1:55 am

I was once subjected to some Tom Baker era episodes and couldn’t get excited about it.


That’d make you a Pertwee fan then? Or Troughton?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 15, 2009, 8:33 am

Geek fight! w00t!

Comment from Sockless Joe
Time: November 15, 2009, 11:30 am

A very short geek fight, I’m afraid. I haven’t seen any of the other Doctors, so I can’t compare Tom Baker to Pertwee or Troughton.

It’s not that Tom Baker was bad as the Doctor, it was the show’s whole package that didn’t excite me.

Comment from Allen
Time: November 15, 2009, 12:47 pm

Dr. Who, what? Back in the stone age, late 60’s, that was the only watchable show an American kid (trapped in England) could find on TV.

Oooo, a flashback, sung to the tune of “Rule Britannia.”

Rule the tanner,
two tanners make a bob,
Three make one and six,
and four two bob.

Ask Uncle B. But, that’s when England went to the dogs if you ask me. When the craven bastards in charge decided to muck with the currency. Jeebus, that’s the last thing you want to do is muck about with your currency so the boobs on the continent can figure it out. Whatever happened to British impenetrableness?

How does that other tune go? Something about Hitler, his mother, and Albert Hall? Half a tic luv it’ll come to me 🙂

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 15, 2009, 5:01 pm

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I want to put the counter Yandex metric itself to the site.

plugging the first to place all in a module Nifiga fails

corking the second, and yet Yandex dnezheka plows why metric is not furychit

in general, how do I put a counter on the site

German game links involved.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 15, 2009, 5:14 pm

Smiley test: 🙂

Just upgraded my WordPress, trying to fix my RSS feed. That blows out my custom smilies.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 15, 2009, 9:30 pm

Allen – Hitler has only got one ball, maybe? (sung to the tune of Colonel Bogey – theme from ‘Bridge Over The River Kwai’).

And yes, Oldcat, you’re right. I’m having Badger House declared a mosque. That way we can do WTF we like.

We’ve already got Sharia law on runny babbits, after all 😉

Comment from Shifty1
Time: November 15, 2009, 10:33 pm

Well this is an interesting twist. I just got done ‘splaining to Mrs. Shifty that Chairman MaObama wasn’t bowing….he was recovering. See that sneaky little Emperor ninja-kicked the Glorious Leader right in the fleshy patch where his testes used to be! (Thankfully, his Klingon war bride had them made into an absolutely STUNNING pair of earrings!) I’m not sure what to make of this latest image…perhaps Dick Cheney has valmorgified himself into a phone booth and ninja kicked the Dear Leader in that irritating little fleshy patch again. Perhaps the WH Comms department could send around a memo letting everyone know about the whole “earring” thing, and sorta telling everyone to lay off kicking Barry there, since it only stuns him momentarily.

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Time: November 16, 2009, 12:37 am

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Comment from Allen
Time: November 16, 2009, 1:15 am

That’s the one Uncle B, she was a dirty bugger. Every time I see that movie that ditty wanders through my mind. Or, what’s left of it.

Comment from iamfelix
Time: November 16, 2009, 10:52 am

I love Col. Bogey. We used to have a garage group leader who was pretty much universally despised. One of the guys started to whistle that every time he saw him coming. Pretty soon, the GL couldn’t show his face without every guy in the place tuning up. I just loved it – Cracked. Me. Up.

Comment from DrAllecon
Time: November 17, 2009, 12:54 pm

I was going to say “Change you can bereave in,” but I was afraid it would be taken as an Asian slur.

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Time: November 18, 2009, 9:14 am

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Comment from Snarky Basterd
Time: November 18, 2009, 9:17 am

I hope you don’t mind, Stoaty, but I swiped your image (with credit) for an idea I got this morning (See above trackback). It was just to priceless to avoid doing so.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 18, 2009, 9:21 am

Not at all, Snarky. I used to have a sidebar image inviting people to steal art; I should resurrect that. I’m tickled pink when the stuff escapes into the wild.

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Time: November 19, 2009, 8:25 pm

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Comment from Preston
Time: November 20, 2009, 1:58 pm

Who cares if he bowed.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower bowed to Charles de Gaulle (France) and President Richard Milhous Nixon bowed to Emperor Hirohito (Japan).

The haters don’t let the facts get in the way, they believe the lies they want to believe but the reality is that the facts stay constant.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 20, 2009, 6:05 pm

I’m not really a hater. I’m more of a contempter.

Noam sane?

Comment from Anonymous
Time: November 27, 2009, 6:32 am

I haven’t read all above comments, so if this is a repeat, I apologize and defer (WITHOUT bowing) to whoever was first.

My comment – This clown makes Clinton look like a class act. (your choice of Clintons)

Comment from Anonymous
Time: November 27, 2009, 6:43 am

@Presson, or Preston, …whatever.

Ike didn’t bow, he bent over so he could hear better. Nixon appears to have bowed, for which I don’t respect him (it wasn’t reciprocated, either). Bush’s holding hands with them was bad enough, but kissing the Sado Arabian Kinks was completely disgusting.

But O’Bunko doesn’t, as previous presidents have, hint at a bow, he takes it all the way. Any more bowing and he’d be prostrate on the ground.

So, yes, I have a right to criticize O’Bungler, because he’s a jerk, and although that is the LEAST of the problems with him (he’s a commie, a crook, a pathological liar, grossly incompetent, etc., etc.), it’s still worth a shot.

Now, get over yourself. You aren’t the genius you think you are. The “your guys did it too, so it’s ok.” argument doesn’t wash, because if it’s wrong it’s wrong, no matter who does it. And, for everything our guys screw up, yours do a dozen, and often more.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: November 27, 2009, 6:57 am

What do you call someone who “goes it alone” when it’s the right thing to do?

A leader.

What do you call someone who goes along with the crowd, even when they are wrong?

A looser.

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