Waiting for the President

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Waiting for the President

Postby Monde Luna » Mon May 02, 2011 3:21 am

So Bin Laden is dead... Geraldo Rivera accidentally said Obama is dead, and the Fox News headline said Usama Bin Laden is dead. It's going to be an interesting night.

I'm still shooting for world peace, it's kind of sad when people rejoice over someones death... even if they are terrible people.

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Re: Waiting for the President

Postby Ardent Fox » Mon May 02, 2011 3:45 am

I rejoice, I served in Afghanistan and watched too many of people under me die because of that guy. To hell with him.

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Re: Waiting for the President

Postby Monde Luna » Mon May 02, 2011 3:50 am

I'm sure the great majority of US citizens are and will continue to for some time. It's kind of crazy that it took 10 years to get this guy.

I just hope that this doesn't spark more conflict. I have a friend in the Army currently stationed in Afganistan I just hope she stays safe. And of course Ardent thank you for your service, I meant that 100%.

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Re: Waiting for the President

Postby whitedragon_nall » Mon May 02, 2011 3:56 am

I'm glad too see him gone. It's a shame it wasn't done sooner. Though, like Monde Luna stated, it may cause more conflict...I really hope that doesn't happen. Too many people have died over there already and I'd hate for there to be more lives lost.
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Re: Waiting for the President

Postby Nobiyuki77 » Mon May 02, 2011 4:20 am

I usually don't celebrate when people are killed, but in this case I think I'll make an exception.
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Re: Waiting for the President

Postby Aaron » Mon May 02, 2011 5:20 am

This is going to be a good year I hope. It certainly started out badly and has been getting worse. Perhaps we have reached the bottom of the barrel and its only better from here.

I think our president will be reelected.

Osama Bin Laden is one person I'm pretty sure is in Hell right now.

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Re: Waiting for the President

Postby Kizyr » Mon May 02, 2011 1:39 pm

Hm, this is a good development, I think.

I saw Geraldo's reporting for all of about 2 minutes before it got too comical to watch, then switched it back to CNN, ABC, etc., until I got tired of news anchors talking to one another and repeating the same thing. I'll watch the recording of the press conference later today. KF
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Re: Waiting for the President

Postby phyco126 » Mon May 02, 2011 4:24 pm

Yeah, I was celebrating most of the night last night because of it. The large crowds that formed in Time Square, Ground Zero, and the White House was epic, especially when it was 2 AM and the crowds remained celebrating. Booya, hope that guy burns in hell!
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Re: Waiting for the President

Postby LuNaRtIc » Tue May 03, 2011 12:53 am

So the Prince got married and the bad guy is dead.
It's been a real Disney weekend! D:
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Re: Waiting for the President

Postby GhaleonOne » Tue May 03, 2011 1:58 am

If I could 'like' your post Shannon, I would. Haha.
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Re: Waiting for the President

Postby Sonic# » Tue May 03, 2011 12:19 pm

Let's hope Disney doesn't get into current events anytime soon. :P
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Re: Waiting for the President

Postby JediLeroy » Fri May 06, 2011 11:15 am

Usama Bin Laden


That's an acceptable spelling of his name. Wiki sez:

There is no universally accepted standard for transliterating Arabic words and Arabic names into English;[9] bin Laden's name was most frequently rendered "Osama bin Laden". The FBI and CIA, as well as other U.S. governmental agencies, have used either "Usama bin Laden" or "Usama bin Ladin", both of which may be abbreviated as "UBL".


So if yours was a jab at Fox News... Dot, dot, dot.

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Re: Waiting for the President

Postby Monde Luna » Fri May 06, 2011 3:17 pm

JediLeroy wrote:
Usama Bin Laden


That's an acceptable spelling of his name. Wiki sez:

There is no universally accepted standard for transliterating Arabic words and Arabic names into English;[9] bin Laden's name was most frequently rendered "Osama bin Laden". The FBI and CIA, as well as other U.S. governmental agencies, have used either "Usama bin Laden" or "Usama bin Ladin", both of which may be abbreviated as "UBL".


So if yours was a jab at Fox News... Dot, dot, dot.


Obviously not a very serious jab at Fox News since I was watching it after all. If I was anti Fox News I wouldn't watch the station. My point was the general public knows Osama Bin Laden as Osama not Usama. And Fox News usually (I can't say always anymore) refers to him as Osama Bin Laden. The ticker repeatedly referred to him as Osama, there was a lack of continuity. That being said I just thought it was a hurried typo and found it funny. I also found all the videos of the newscasters confusing Osama and Obama to be humorous.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention that Usama is also an accepted way of spelling his name. I always like to learn something new. However Fox News was reporting to the general public not the CIA, FBI or other government agencies. To us by and large his is known as Osama. I could have been watching any station that night and I probably would have posted a similar post about their news cast but I watched Fox.

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Re: Waiting for the President

Postby Werefrog » Sun May 08, 2011 2:34 pm

The more hilarious Fox typo was when the crawler said, "Obama bin Laden is dead." Freudian slip? (Note... I didn't see this on Fox live, but I've heard about it on several political blogs and saw a screenshot.)

This was definitely for the best. Despite my personal belief in nonviolence, I realize that there are times when it is necessary, and this was definitely one of them.


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