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Bob Parson's may have (somewhat) changed his tune when it comes to inhumane treatment of prisoners, but there are still plenty of ways to show your support for the little terrorist resort that could (toture people)
posted by delmoi (23 comments total)

 
This isn't meant to be an apologia for parsons, but to point out the tshirts available in the other three links. Obviously it does tie in to the discussion yesterday.

Also, how cool is it that I mispelled "torture" in an FPP.
posted by delmoi at 1:10 PM on June 22, 2005


Bumper stickers too.
posted by mania at 1:20 PM on June 22, 2005


The Limbaugh link is scary. "What happens at Gitmo stays at Gitmo!" Jesus H. Christ.
posted by brundlefly at 1:24 PM on June 22, 2005


Hmm, I don't really think his follow up is an apology at all so much as an attack on those durned lefties in the blogosphere who undermistood what good ol Bob was talkin' 'bout.

And really nice to know he fact checked himself after posting his stupid little screed. What a maroon. And a liar too.

He certainly didn't win my business back with the follow up. And he should really rethink those pictures of him all googly eyed at the top, he looks like he's related to Jennifer Wilbanks. As an aside, what is up with Google Images having no pictures of her anymore? Are they honestly trying to say there are no pictures of the googly eyed lying bride? Yahoo Images has no such problem.
posted by fenriq at 1:26 PM on June 22, 2005


Also, Dick Durbin apologized for refering to the the gulags and nazis in the same paragraph as gitmo.
posted by delmoi at 1:27 PM on June 22, 2005


Is it really news that Rush Limbaugh would be selling pro-gitmo T-Shrts? The guy's been selling tacky crap with or without his picture on it for years...
posted by SweetJesus at 1:27 PM on June 22, 2005


(and now in XXXL & XXXXL!)

I guess there was a *huge* demand! /rimshot
posted by mr.curmudgeon at 1:27 PM on June 22, 2005


All t-shirt proceeds will go to the not-for-profit Rush Limbaugh Rehab and Subsequent Celebratory Three-Day Bender Foundation.
posted by Rothko at 1:30 PM on June 22, 2005


I wonder which t-shirt Dick was wearing under his parka at the Auschwitz ceremonies?

My guess is a yellow wife-beater that read:

"The first rule about Auschwitz is that you don't talk about Auschwitz"
posted by jsavimbi at 1:36 PM on June 22, 2005


This is why we can't have nice things.
posted by mkultra at 1:54 PM on June 22, 2005


Metafilter: WILL cause some around you to explode into fits of tolerance and rage for your diversity.

What the hell does that even mean? Rage for my diversity?
posted by odinsdream at 1:59 PM on June 22, 2005


Anyone wearing any of these Gitmo-themed atrocities shouldn't be surprised at getting sucker-punched. Repeatedly.
posted by clevershark at 2:01 PM on June 22, 2005


This baby's asking for it, too.
posted by dhoyt at 2:54 PM on June 22, 2005


dhoyt, You've opened my eyes. La La Ling, the "contemporary baby lifestyle boutique" that sells those onesies, has absolutely no business having a national platform to broadcast their disgusting, extremist political views. Look at the sickening copy they use to sell this stuff:

Long live the rebel in all of us...there's no cooler iconic image than Che!

Clearly a cold-hearted "joke" marginalizing all the victims of left-wing revolution in Latin America. For shame!

And the Poo Factory onesie -- don't get me started on the demagogery going on there!
posted by PlusDistance at 2:58 PM on June 22, 2005


Glad you "got it". Viva la revolucion! ;)
posted by dhoyt at 3:01 PM on June 22, 2005


I suppose that if his post about Gitmo was so misinformed and incorrect as all his other posts, why should I read his blog at all? If he isnt going to bother to fact check stuff before he posts, why would I want to believe a word he says?
posted by SirOmega at 3:22 PM on June 22, 2005


I don't care what he calls it, that's no apology. He's saying exactly what he needs to say to weasel out of the worst of it, by backing off just fractionally. The only reason he's changing his tune is because of all the people switching GoDaddy registrations. If you were going to do it and are rethinking it, follow through. Joker and Namecheap are both very good, very cheap registrars, and they don't have guys advocating torture at the helm.

On top of everything elset, he implies that the liberals are a bunch of crazy assholes who flipped out inappropriately, they're much louder than their 'real' numbers would suggest, and that there's an awful lot of people who agree with his original post.

Yeah, well so fucking WHAT? A lot of people agree with you.. that doesn't make torture right. It just means that there's a lot of scary, scary people out there.

I'll tell you what, Bob Parsons.... the next time a building blows up and thousands of Americans die, I'll be looking at you, the one advocating torturing innocent people because they 'might know something'. After 9/11, we had more worldwide brownie points than we've had since WW2, and we squandered them mopping urine onto helpless prisoners.

But you're all in favor of that, so when the next wave starts, I'm figuring you're responsible.
posted by Malor at 3:32 PM on June 22, 2005


The I (heart) Gitmo thong has many wonderful implications.
posted by fungible at 3:39 PM on June 22, 2005


I wouldn’t call it much of an apology but it’s probably the best we will get.

I don't care what he calls it, that's no apology

It's like stereo.
posted by betaray at 4:15 PM on June 22, 2005


Jesus H. Christ.

Words fail me.
posted by leftcoastbob at 4:53 PM on June 22, 2005


I don't care what he calls it, that's no apology.

He says more than once in the comments that it isn't an apology, but rather a clarification.
posted by ludwig_van at 5:01 PM on June 22, 2005


In related news:

Wiki Reviews Guantanamo Docs
"Government documents related to Guantanamo Bay are getting a thorough vetting on a website that lets anyone post and edit findings. The project, a collaboration between the ACLU and a left-wing political blog, plans to review more than 4,000 pages of records." [Wired | June 22, 2005]
posted by ericb at 5:12 PM on June 22, 2005


Ap'ostroph'e abu'se!!

I reckon that people willfully do things like this to the surname "Parsons"... but I'm not bitter. Oh no.
posted by Chunder at 2:01 AM on June 23, 2005


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