American Crusade 2001 Trading Cards
November 7, 2001 10:40 PM   Subscribe

American Crusade 2001 Trading Cards Now it's easy to keep track of Good and Evil.
posted by dack (9 comments total)

 
I like these much better than those other trading cards everyone is going on about.
posted by jjg at 11:29 PM on November 7, 2001


Somehow he's missing the "Liberal Appeaser" card...
posted by owillis at 11:52 PM on November 7, 2001


No, owillis - as British 'President' Tony Blair said recently, "No one who raises doubts is an appeaser or a faint heart."

The democracy which Bush and Blair are supposedly fighting for lauds free speech, the sharing of conflicting ideas and consequently the use of satire and dissent as assets. This idea that if I disagree with my government or point out some of its more inconsistent claims I am somehow sitting in bin Laden's pocket is bullshit.
posted by skylar at 1:24 AM on November 8, 2001


Who said anything about free speech? You're free to say whatever you want, even if you're wrong. Maybe your position doesn't make us appeasers, but if Bush took your position we sure would be.

Never mind that a portion of Britain's populace would like to take the same position of their ancestors 60 years ago. That worked out great for Poland, didn't it?
posted by owillis at 2:10 AM on November 8, 2001


Yes, people seem to have this false notion that freedom of speech means you cannot be criticized or frowned upon for what you say.
posted by rabbit at 2:26 AM on November 8, 2001


Rabbit's right: Freedom of speech = Freedom to criticize. Combined with the notion of Equality, it's freedom to be criticized.
posted by dlewis at 4:20 AM on November 8, 2001


people seem to have this false notion that freedom of speech means you cannot be criticized or frowned upon for what you say

No they just think it gives them a right to frown back. Comes down to who has the wrinkliest forehead, then.
posted by walrus at 4:31 AM on November 8, 2001


Good point, walrus. If you do choose to frown upon liberal appeasers, be prepared to pay the price.
posted by dlewis at 5:37 AM on November 8, 2001


Direct quote from cnn.com


NEW YORK (REUTERS) -- There is one trading card in a new "Enduring Freedom" series that stands out -- Osama bin Laden -- and the chief executive of Topps Co. encourages kids to do what they want with it.

"Stamp it out. Rip it apart," said CEO Arthur Shorin.


Beats the hell out of Pikachu. Bet they sell more too.
posted by MoonFire at 12:38 AM on November 9, 2001


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