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Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Annika1980, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    1/20/06 Michael Richards In, John Bolton Out as New Bush Ambassador to

    Washington, DC (Rotters) - The White House this morning, in a hurried
    press conference, announced that the president would be withdrawing his

    controversial reappointment of John Bolton as US ambassador to the
    United Nations. Perhaps deciding that the inflammatory nomination was
    not worth the battle in Congress, it was announced that Bush would be
    putting forward the immediate nomination of comedian Michael Richards
    to fill the post.

    The White House cited the success of its venture into the entertainment

    business with the appointment of Fox network's Tony Snow as press
    secretary to fill the vacancy left by Scott McClellan.

    "Michael had a little slip up and he apologized immediately," said an
    anonymous White House source. "This is precisely the rapid thinking on
    one's feet that this position needs. We regret Michael's recent loss of

    his cool, but he was in the midst of a comedy routine, and sometimes
    things can be taken the wrong way in the heat of the moment... it's not

    like he called someone a macaca or insulted our troops or something...
    besides, most of the audience seemed to be really with him in his
    comments... that's exactly the bold leadership that we want at the UN
    to advance America's objectives."

    Bolton's parting with the White House on the surface appeared to be
    amicable. Rumor had it that he was able to secure a multimillion dollar

    contract with Quaker Oats Inc. as their new spokesperson, replacing
    the aging Wilford Brimsley. Quaker is set to launch a new "get tough
    with cholesterol" advertising campaign which will spotlight the talents

    of the frequently acerbic Bolton.

    President Bush, just returned from what he described as a smashingly
    successful trip to Indonesia, stated that he was looking forward to
    working with Richards. "I'm a big fan," stated Bush, "I've got all his
    episodes on tape. Lot's of folks were into that whole Ross/Rachel
    thing, but I always thought that he carried the show... How YOU
    doin'?... that still cracks me up... and I use it sometimes myself!"
    Annika1980, Nov 21, 2006
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    Joseph Kewfi Guest

    Washington, DC (Rotters) - The White House this morning, in a hurried
    What the world is really concerned about: when will Bolton shave that
    ridiculous strip of pubic hair on his top lip?
    Joseph Kewfi, Nov 21, 2006
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  3. What the world is REALLY concerned about: when will Americans stop airing
    their unwanted facile opinions about American politics on photography newsgroups?

    Richard Polhill, Nov 22, 2006

  4. Yes, but you don't get it: We don't give a shit that the world
    doesn't give a shit ;-)

    Actually, I've been a little surprised at how much attention
    American politics *does* get (and it's far too much, I agree) - some
    people from outside the States are amazingly well-informed. And in many
    cases, more informed than many American voters (but that'll set us off

    But, look at the original poster. Now, would you rather hear more

    Okay, then...


    - Al.
    Al Denelsbeck, Nov 22, 2006
  5. Ah good point. Wasted my electrons sending that...
    Perhaps. Although it's probably mostly UK people as our news is prioritised:
    Soccer, London News, US News, Terrorist and Middle East news, Sports news, Uk
    regional news, Europe and the rest of the world.
    Eww! Good point.

    *if there was an emoticon for a thumbs-up there'd be one here*

    Richard Polhill, Nov 22, 2006
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    Pudentame Guest

    Probably about the same time non-Americans stop contributing to the threads.
    Pudentame, Nov 22, 2006
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    Walter Banks Guest

    The smoke is clearing after the election. There is almost nothing
    left to talk about on thanksgiving except football.

    Have a happy turkey day to all the American readers. In a brilliant
    move to get all the best turkey's our thanksgiving was a month ago.

    Walter Banks, Nov 22, 2006
  8. Annika1980

    Joseph Kewfi Guest

    Actually, I've been a little surprised at how much attention

    Us non-Americans don't have much of a choice but to be interested, until
    China takes over as the pre-eminent superpower, were stuck watching the
    decisions you lot make, of course we'll all be well-informed experts about
    communist China's politics in the near enough future by the look of things.
    Joseph Kewfi, Nov 22, 2006
  9. Unfortunately, I think you are absolutely correct. The only thing is that I
    think they will lose the "communist" label and replace it with a more moderate
    "socialist" one.
    Thomas T. Veldhouse, Nov 22, 2006
  10. Annika1980

    Joseph Kewfi Guest

    Unfortunately, I think you are absolutely correct. The only thing is that
    I don't mind what they call it, as long as they don't try to interfere all
    over the world. I think China is mainly interested in being the dominant
    power in Asia, I don't really think it's all that bothered about the
    policies of other nations outside it's immediate sphere of influence, I
    really don't think world domination is on the Chinese agenda (maybe being
    I'm naive), but judging by how stand-offish they are to world affairs, for
    example at the UN security council they always prefer Russia to take the
    lead if they want to oppose the positions of US,Britain,France, I don't see
    this changing, plus they realise that Chinese culture
    (language,history,laws,customs,movies,music, etc) could never emulate or
    replace the influence of American culture, they are unlikely to promote
    their culture in a imperialist way, unlike the US which use it's popular
    culture as a tool in it's soft power arsenal to influence other nations.
    Forward to the multi-polar world I say.
    Joseph Kewfi, Nov 22, 2006
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