July 11, 2007

Oh, Those Brits.

Iowahawk:

Initially police had specifically asked the public for information relating to doctors driving automobiles, but that initial warning brought angry denunciations from the British Medical Association and the UK Automobile Association.

"This directive unfairly singles out and targets British medical professionals, a great many of whom are loyal and patriotic citizens," complained Dr. Hamish Meldrum, chairman of the BMA. "The fact that some of the people involved in the recent unfortunate events may have been doctors is totally coincidental, just as if they had been accountants, plumbers, or random members of a deranged apocalyptic religious cult."

Sir Trevor Chinn, Chairman of the UKAA, warned that the earlier directive would "spark a backlash against the British motoring community and promote a climate of fear and carophobia."

On Tuesday, new British Prime Minister Gordon Brown met with representatives of the medical and car communities and announced that the government would henceforth prohibit occupational and transportational profiling by public officials. Brown said further government communications would prohibit the use of certain prejudicial words like "doctor," "Vauxhall," "podiatrist," "propane," "Asia," "drive," "ticking noises," "panic," and "the."

Posted by Attila Girl at July 11, 2007 02:44 PM | TrackBack
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Britian relased a list of approved words today;

A
And
How
The
To
What
When
Why

France approved this list and added two words;

Surrender
Retreat

Posted by: Darkman at July 12, 2007 08:00 PM


And back here in the land of freedom, only some words have power.

Victory in Iraq. Win at whatever the cost. Even though we do not know what winning means.

Posted by: azmat hussain at July 13, 2007 04:36 PM


Winning means a serious reduction in the number of people at risk, should those ticking noises get, um, consummated.

Posted by: Attila Girl at July 13, 2007 11:24 PM


azmat;

I did notice that you admitted that this is the land of "freedom". There must be a reason that this is a land of freedom, maybe you should find out why.

I suppose you would change it to "Retreat in Iraq", "Quit if it starts to cost" and then argue at what winning is.

Posted by: Darkman at July 14, 2007 06:47 AM


I should? I thought I had the freedom to be ignorant in a democracy?
I didn't say retreat ever, from the very beginning of mission accomplished I said declare victory and leave.
And attila do you mean the risk to 150K soldiers?
Cause the rest really don't count do they or do you have a count for them?

It is interesting to note that none of your readers have a clue as to what victory would look like.

Posted by: Azmat Hussain at July 24, 2007 11:02 PM




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