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Shoe thrower gets the book thrown at him

By jdclyde ·
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090312/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_iraq

Everyone remembers the little man that threw one shoe, and then the other, as security did nothing. The first to confront the thrower as actually another journalist.

3 years in jail for his crime, and it is the minimum for such a crime. He could have gotten 15 years for his assault. His legal team is planning on appealing.

I hope for his wasting of the courts time, they bump it up to the 15.

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I'll bet he would rather have had . . . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to Shoe thrower gets the boo ...

.....the shoe thrown at him! < insert groaning face here >

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Someone should throw something at you

by CharlieSpencer In reply to I'll bet he would rather ...

for that one. Maybe one of Shaquille O'Neal's shoes, or a one of Ed Sullivan's 'Really Big Shoes".

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Eddie Murphy's mom

by jdclyde In reply to Someone should throw some ...

Ah, the classic show throwing mom bit! ;\

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Getting the minimum penalty is hardly 'throwing the book'

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Shoe thrower gets the boo ...

When you consider the maximum penalty for the same crime under Sadaam was death. How is getting the minimum considered having the book thrown at him?

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How?

by jdclyde In reply to Getting the minimum penal ...

Because his legal TEAM was trying to get all charges dismissed, as well as attempting to get him charged for insulting rather than the attempted assault.

So, compared to what he was HOPING for, it is pretty stiff.

And no, we are not suppose to think that he is better off because Saddam is not ruling the nation. Don't you remember how good the Iraqi people had it?

Besides, it made me laugh.

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If that made you laugh,

by CharlieSpencer In reply to How?

Bernie Madoff pleaded guilty this morning, and he's looking at a maximum 150 years. Now THAT'S funny!

It's a shame we don't sentence to 'hard labor' any more; there's a lot of pot holes to fill, and the states could use the stimulus money (or 'Viagra bucks') to pay for the guards and asphalt.

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Hard Time

by NotSoChiGuy In reply to If that made you laugh,

Find out where he is going to prison.

Send him lipstick and edible panties in the mail.

He'll get all the 'hard time' he deserves.

(I'd insert a smiley face, but I'm not completely joking).

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Before going to prison,

by TonytheTiger In reply to If that made you laugh,

he should be forced to have breast implants... in his back

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the difference

by jdclyde In reply to If that made you laugh,

Bernie is sad and remorseful....


Ever see the show Papillon?

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In arab cultures throwing shoes is a big insult

by road-dog In reply to Shoe thrower gets the boo ...

Since his intent was to humiliate a foreign head of state, I think 3 years in the box is appropriate.

If he had done so to Saddam Hussein, he would have been sentenced to 10 minutes of being fed feet first and shoeless into a wood chipper. I think he could have done worse in his sentencing....

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