Something you do NOT often see in a beauty contest is a contestant landing on her arse. The LINK is of Miss USA making history during the Miss Universe contest.What I am MOST amazed by is the rudeness of the audience in Mexico City. What JERKS.
Basically we are hated throughout the world!But I guess they like our stars....hollywood....mtv....or sports!?!?
All I can say is--Banzai!!
8:17 - It's become very true that people around the world seem to hate Americans, however, I find that those same people like Americans but really hate the arrogance of the current American government. The next administration will have a difficult time overcoming the damage done by the Bush bunch.
I was very impressed with Miss USA to keep her smile. Just seconds later it was as if nothing happened. She is probably one of the greatest actresses in the world. She should have gotten extra points.
I watched the World Music Awards and could have sworn they showed a couple of clips of Paris Hilton in the audience. Wasn't she sentenced to jail?
We have about 12 million or so of their own that we would to boo back to Mexico.
8:45: The Bush admin might have had a chance to be better liked if it hadn't had to clean up the mess after eight years of Clintonian neglect.
For what it's worth, as a foreigner I don't think Canadians hate Americans. We may not share all the same values but we have an awful lot in common. Some of my best friends are Americans and I vacation every year in the U.S. However, if the Anaheim Ducks win the Stanley Cup then my views regarding Americans may change radically. Go Sens Go!
8:45-There is always risk in being hated or despised for standing up for what is right. Even with his mistakes, thank goodness our current president is not afraid to do that.Our country is still held in utmost respect in many countries in spite of the misinformation our liberal media spews everywhere. I travel abroad fairly often and I have found that indeed many do not like Bush but they respect him for standing up for what he believes.As my 16 year old son told a female acquaintance of his last year--"I would rather be hated for who I am than liked for who I am not." John 15:18 "If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first."
1:06 Did you just compare GW Bush to Jesus? Using your same logic, anyone that stands up for what he believes is right must be doing the right thing. Absurd! Hitler stood up for what he thought was right. Saddam Hussein stood up for what he thought was right.Being stubborn and refusing to change your mind even after it is clear that you are wrong is not a value taught by Jesus. I hope you spend some time teaching your 16-year old that.
1:06 - Osama bin Laden and al Queada very much believe they’re right. The difference between them and Bush is that Osama changes plans and approach to suit the current situation. Bush is stuck with proven incorrect policy that he's been unable to recognize and correct. Real stupid.
Wordbile, your shiate is getting SO boring. Why don't you give up and get a freaking clue?MzCreep, can you imagine how it would have gone in Baghdad?
4:36 Just when was it so clear that Bush was wrong? Bottomline, Bush is a man of integrity unlike Clinton and so many others. The Mexicans were acting like a bunch of classesless lowlifes and Miss USA showed tremendous class and poise in spite of them.Also, I don't need you distorting my words and telling me what to teach my son. He has done just fine so far without your input.
8:36 I pray for your son. You ask, "When was it so clear that Bush was wrong"...really? Perhaps you were watching different news reports when they actually "found" the WMD's and it really was "Mission Accomplished", or maybe when female soldiers gave the "thumbs up" while holding the leash of a prisoner of war, you said "Good Job, I'm Proud to be an American". Perhaps you're ready to declare victory in our multi-billion dollar experiment to establish a representative democracy in Iraq.If you can't entertain the position that Bush has been wrong (a position supported by about 75% of Americans in recent polls) it's hard to consider you as particularly open-minded and open to facts. You then support your position by claiming that he's a "man of integrity" and then for further evidence make an irrelevant reference to Clinton.I didn't distort your words, I just pointed out your clear bias and unwillingness to consider an alternative position.Just like Bush, you had the opportunity to clarify your position or modify it in some way, maybe even acknowledging the possibility that you might have made an error or misstated your intended position. However, in your haste to be "consistent", you have ignored reason, logic, and I fear, most of the teachings of the Bible that you originally referenced.A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesman and philosophers and divines. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
6:19 PM - Clever post. Your mother would be proud.9:55 PM - In a single paragraph you quote the results of some poll, then talk about "facts." Polls indicate only what people think or believe, not any "fact." Of course Bush has been wrong about some things, who hasn't?Regarding WMDs: If Bush was wrong, then so was the UN, Britain, John Kerry, the Clinton administration and 99% of the civilized world. Everyone believed that Saddam Hussein (RIP) had WMDs, and he did nothing to dissuade that belief. He had multiple chances to be open and honest, and chose not to do so.Regarding female soldiers and "thumbs up": Bush's fault? No. Stupid on their part? Absolutely. But compare that to the beheading of Daniel Pearl. Is immature hazing morally equivalent to the Muslim terrorists' beheading of captives on video?
wordkyle again selectively recognizes fasts and opinions. It is a "fact" that polls show the majority of Americans don't support Bush or his war in Iraq. Not everyone believed Saddam had WMD - many in the intelligence community had their doubts but were ignored. By the way, Saddam claimed over and over that he didn't have WMD and the UN inspectors couldn't find any either. Apparently he was being honest in that and the inspectors were unable to find what was not there. But Bush chose to believe otherwise and led us into the very long-term mess. Those who so like to blame Clinton for all inherited problems need to also include the previous 12 years of Reagan and George Sr. BTW, the conservatives hollered about Clinton’s involvement in the Balkans. However, that situation was handled much more successfully than Bush has in the Mid East. And while I find beheading objectionable, it doesn't make the victim any more dead than other means of killing. Remember, too, that our own ancestors in England and France used public beheading displays for centuries.
Pearl Harbor.....are you kidding me? What....our payback wasn't enough for you? At least they targeted our military. We should be ashamed of ourselves for the two cities full of innocent people we leveled. Sick...very sick. Get over it....we won....yippee.
1:31 - Funny you should mention the Balkans. I don't remember the Yugoslavs attacking or supporting attacks on American targets. The U.S. vital interest was...what? Iraq, on the other hand, 1) supported terrorism, 2) forbade UNSCOM inspectors access to suspected weapons sites and 3) kicked UN weapons inspectors out of Iraq, all during the Clinton administration. A mess that Clinton ignored.As for our European ancestors beheading people -- how long ago was that? Two hundred years? You seem to be equating that with the Islamic terrorists executing hostages for propaganda purposes (e.g., Daniel Pearl's videotaped beheading.)As for polls, they reflect only what people believe, not facts. I stated previously that Bush has made mistakes in the war -- just as previous Presidents have made mistakes in wartime. The media have played an incessant drumbeat of defeat since the beginning of the war (in coordination with the Democrats) to the exclusion of any positives, even to the point of actively working against the American military. Americans base their opinions on incomplete or inaccurate information. (35% of Democrats believe Bush knew about the 9/11 attacks beforehand, according to one poll. Does that make it true?)
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