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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

I will be on BBC Radio today

Cheeck me out on BBC RADIO today on their World Have your say program to talk about this cartoon outrage/denmark boycott thing. It's broadcasting at 16 GMT, which means 8 pm Egypt time and 1 pm US Eastern standard time. I will be on some time after the first 15 minutes, so wait for me. On a completely seperate note, you know who might be loving this? The US. The muslims of the world are riled up, demonstrating, acting stupid, attacking embassies and burning flags and for a change it's not theirs. Imagine that!


At 2/07/2006 09:31:00 AM, Blogger Jeffrey said...


You've got a point there. I must admit that, as an American, I felt of forbidden shiver of pleasure when the Islamofascists were burning a Danish flag instead of an American flag.

By the way, I LOVE the simple and striking design of the Danish flag.

Muslims burning flags with a white cross on it is pretty cool, don't you think? Oh yeah, that ought to tamp down the imminent clash of civilizations, right?

I'm an atheist, but I would gladly become a Crusader and join my fellow Westerners as we make another thrust into the Middle East to kick some righteous arse.


Heh heh.

-- from your old pal, the Original Psycho Sicko American,

Jeffrey -- New York


At 2/07/2006 10:15:00 AM, Anonymous elengil said...

Loving it? Hardly. Some might be, I'm not among them.

However, I did find it a tad ironic that for the first time, the Muslim world is up in arms and we're not involved in any way.

The irony soon died, however, when they did still manage to find a way to drag the Jews into it though.


There really isn't much hope for the world, is there?

At 2/07/2006 10:19:00 AM, Anonymous AhmedT said...

Way to go buddy. Get your voice heard. If we don't speak Bin Laden will speak for us ! It would be great if you can get it recorded and post it up here on your blog so those of us who can't hear it could get a chance to listen to what you had to say :-)...

Best of Luck.

At 2/07/2006 10:37:00 AM, Anonymous Erik - Denmark said...

They might get a kick out of burning the cross. Who knows.

They look a bit agitated too me.

At 2/07/2006 11:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not exactly loving it, but seeing someone else walk a mile in our shoes is kind of eerie. The Danes don't seem to know what hit them. Perhaps being a Great Satan takes some getting used to or something.


At 2/07/2006 11:55:00 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

@Jeffrey, read that the Danish flag is quite probably the oldest flag which is still in use in Europe :)

Actually, a close look at the riots,.. you'll see that the most severe protests are in countries where generally speaking the so called terrorist groupings exist in large numbers. Didn't hear anything of such acts in Morocco e.g. Neither the United Arab Emirates. Or Kuwait. Maybe i'm missing the news from out of there,.. but i believe it was really severe, I would have known? I'm following (English languaged) Arab news as well ;)

though I must say im surprised I havent heard anything from Algeria.

At 2/07/2006 12:01:00 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Btw, what kind of pathetic proposal that is from that Swedish guy quoted in the BBC article. Like if Israel is to blame for the publishing of cartoons in a Danish newspaper! Is this Swede also infected with all kinds of conspiracy theories or his is comment sarcastic meant? I hope the latter!

Talking about Swedes:

At 2/07/2006 12:08:00 PM, Blogger aliandra said...

As an American, seeing someone else's flag ablaze, I felt kinda neglected. It's like being cheated on, LOL.

At 2/07/2006 12:39:00 PM, Anonymous ArmyArtilleryWife said...

Although I take little pleasure in wanton violence, I must admit some schadenfreude.

That those in Europe who blamed the US for attacks perpetrated on the US are now the subject of attacks from the same enemy (Islamofascists, not Muslims in general) is too rich in irony to not at least note.

More so with the French than the Danes...that the French were lecturing the US on imperialism and minority assimilation was worth a smirk or two even before the riots.

Hopefully the rest of the world will stop blaming the victim (which is not to say that maybe the US shouldn't dress less like a tart, metaphorically speaking) and understand the extremists for what they are--unappeasable evil.

At 2/07/2006 12:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schadenfreude was pretty blatant in the US during the whole French car-b-que crisis. Jokes about a Paristinian Intifada were everywhere.

At 2/07/2006 12:55:00 PM, Anonymous elengil said...

As an American, seeing someone else's flag ablaze, I felt kinda neglected. It's like being cheated on, LOL.

LMFAO!!! YEAH!! Dammit, the US is the Arab biyotch, how dare they cheat on us by hating someone else!
*goes to sulk in the corner*

Maybe I'll burn the US flag just so we don't feel so left out.

hm. nah.

At 2/07/2006 01:41:00 PM, Anonymous Erik - Denmark said...

Yeah Suzanne it’s quite old, from about 1356 (no not b.c.) and a long time before they invented the good “old” USA.

Have a look : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dannebrog

They shouldn’t burn it you know, it’s a relic. Oh what the hell, well just buy a new one.

At 2/07/2006 02:10:00 PM, Anonymous Limagolf said...

To all the Americans out there:

Have one on us!

You have deserved a little break from the flagburning - now kick back, take five and watch Dannebrog burn.

I´m sure you´ll manage to make headlines again soon anyway and take the heat off us again.


At 2/07/2006 02:17:00 PM, Anonymous Erik said...

I just had a terrible thought.

What if its is just another publicity stunt from Arla?

If it is then I am going to be very angry....

At 2/07/2006 04:04:00 PM, Blogger Mr Holger said...

To ArmyArtilleryWife!
Sorry, but we've been behind you all of the time!

A Dane

At 2/07/2006 07:03:00 PM, Blogger ArmyArtilleryWife said...


Which is why France is more ironic...

...but (and maybe I'm wrong) I suspect the Danes are like the rest of Europeans (including the British) and have a view of Americans as a bit barbaric and perhaps that we had this all coming to us due to our foreign policy?

Turkey is supposedly an ally, and they are no American-lovers.

I looked for a poll, but could not find one for Denmark. If you find one, please share. I would be happy to find out that Denmark is an exception to the European rule.

At 2/08/2006 10:24:00 AM, Blogger Meg Q said...

Okay, I'm late to the party . . .

Car-b-que! Ha! Of course, I live in Canada, so I missed all the really good ones . . . although there was a cartoon in the Financial Post section of the National Post at the time the Beaujolais Nouveau came out in November - a (North American) wineseller telling her customer, "It has a slightly smoky aftertaste this year."

Denmark ain't no France. For real.


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