Saturday, August 29, 2009

Gaddafi Pitches Tent in New Jersey

Just when we thought Bob Dylan was looking for a house at the Jersey Shore, we find out that Col. Gadaffi already owns a mansion in North Jersey and planned on pitching his tent there while visiting New York to address the United Nations.

This comes on the heels of the homecoming Abdel Baset al-Merahi received after being released on humanitarian grounds by a Scottish judge, and the anticipation for al-Meraghi to be the guest of honor at the 40th anniversary of the Gadaffi revolution on Tuesday, September 1.

Now the families of Lockerbie victims are planning on holding demonstrations in New York when Gadaffi addresses the United Nations in late September, and New Jersey politicians were quite vocal in their denunciation of the idea that Gadaffi would pitch his tent in their backyard, yet none of them have ever spoken out for the return of the remains of Richard Somers and the men of the Intrepid.

Oddball Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy has decided against pitching a tent in Englewood, N.J., on his much-protested first visit to the U.S. next month, a New Jersey congressman says.

"I am very pleased that Moammar Khadafy will apparently not be coming to Englewood," said Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.).

Rothman said Khadafy's presence in an air-conditioned luxury tent on the grounds of the Libyan compound in Englewood "would have presented unnecessary safety and security issues for the residents of Englewood and the Libyan diplomats."

Khadafy's plan to come to the U.S. next month to address the United Nations General Assembly has triggered fierce outrage after the hero's welcome home he gave released Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi.

Khadafy is expected to seek rooms for himself and his large entourage at one of New York's luxury hotels.

A spokesman for the State Department, which has approved visas for the Khadafy delegation, voiced confidence that the Libyans "will have suitable accommodations and that they will respect the earnest wishes of the people of the region" to keep a low profile.

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7:47:22 AM
Aug 29, 2009

Barry O will meet him at the hotel over a few beers and talk about the old days.

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8:20:24 AM
Aug 29, 2009

Well it will be good for the economy at least. People if we start denying entry to the leaders of these type of countries we will never catch the ears of there people. change must start with the man(country in this case) in the mirror.

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8:29:51 AM
Aug 29, 2009

Other countries let Bush stay in hotels and he is a war criminal, so what's the big deal? This is typical American hypocrisy coming from a bunch of New Jersey semi-urban red necks who are jealous of New York and just like seeing their toxic waste dump of a state in the news.

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8:30:04 AM
Aug 29, 2009

Sometimes leaders from other nations use their ability to speak at the U.N. to prove their ability to manipulate the U.S. into doing whatever they wish, showing their countrymen and the world how "powerful" they are. I am glad that our old enemy Kadafy Duck didn't get his way.

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8:47:30 AM
Aug 29, 2009

Leaving New Jersey for New York at least shows some good taste.

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10:22:41 AM
Aug 29, 2009

I would have thought that Mayor Mike Madoff Gloomberg would have taken in Khadafi and his goons. Maybe the chefs will put some pork with his diiner.

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11:00:40 AM
Aug 29, 2009

maybe someone can plant a bomb in his room, get caught, sent to a country club prison for awhile, then get released and be given a heroes welcome when he returns to his neighbourhood.

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11:22:13 AM
Aug 29, 2009

I bet it's The New York Palace on 50th and Madison

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11:49:02 AM
Aug 29, 2009

Hell Ya! You can't orchestrate and benefit from killing Americans and expect to stay in NJ! Get yr *** to a luxury NYC hotel! United we will never- Hey! What's that shiny thing over there????

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11:49:04 AM
Aug 29, 2009

Let them build and furnish their tent. Then TORCH IT...........OH, AND MAKE THEM PAY FOR CUTTING DOWN THE TREES ON THE NEIGHBORING PROPERTY......Mouse

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