6 Fictional Lands We Should Bomb Once We're Done With Agrabah

Posted by Zenphamy 6 years, 5 months ago to Philosophy
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Ever wonder why it's so difficult to discuss anything of significance with not only Liberals, but also Conservatives?

The results of a recent poll might give us a clue:
"Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb... Agrabah? While U.S. airstrikes in Syria continue to dominate foreign-policy headlines, the Republican electorate won't so easily forget about another Middle Eastern menace. According to a new poll from Public Policy Polling, 30 percent of Republican voters nationally support bombing Agrabah. Just 13 percent are opposed, while the rest remain unsure.

Agrabah, for the record, is not actually a real country. It's the name of the magical kingdom where the Disney movie Aladdin takes place."
SOURCE URL: https://reason.com/blog/2015/12/18/republicans-want-to-bomb-agrabah

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  • Posted by $ allosaur 6 years, 5 months ago
    I'd like to bomb the Candy Mountain progressive polices are supposed to take us to.
    The end result should hopefully be the same as Dorothy tossing water on Broom Hillary.
    What I'd also like to see is some gifted orator convincingly for all to hear nuke the concept of a Marxist Utopia.
    That would effectively render Bernie as obsolete as he should be considered.
    But to make all these Christmastime wishes come to pass, bombs also need to be dropped into the outstretched hands of a kazillion moochers.
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  • Posted by $ MikeMarotta 6 years, 5 months ago
    I get the humor, but Mordor was Tolkein's case for war against Nazi Germany. That being as it may, nonetheless, Mordor's location qualifies it as the USSR. Moreover, Mordor received allies from opportunists in "Lebennin" who came on massive elephants.
    Lest we forget: Men of West! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me.
    Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXGUN...
    (Presented by American Rhetoric)

    So, it's a tough call... One of the few phrases I know in Arabic is "Ana tajur" I am a merchant. Historian Ernst Samhaber in Merchants Make History pointed out that a good merchant does not argue religion with his client. But what do you do if your client wants to kill you back first?

    Myself, I would move away... But in LOTR (as in England 1940), there was no moving away.

    This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
    This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
    This other Eden, demi-paradise;
    This fortress, built by nature for herself,
    Against infection, and the hand of war;
    This happy breed of men, this little world;
    This precious stone set in the silver sea,
    Which serves it in the office of a wall,
    Or as a moat defensive to a house,
    Against the envy of less happier lands;
    This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
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  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 6 years, 4 months ago
    Laughing but in a sad way...seems that those we have chosen, counted on; have caved and lost their minds. It's amazing how the events of the day so closely correlate to recurring cosmic events...guess the advent of a mind is not enough to control the brain against these events.

    However, what truly amazes me is that 'some of us' have retained disciplined thought and control.

    Maybe it is we, the nameless, that have a responsibility to save the day. That opens up more questions than we have answers for right now.

    I'll be reading: The Fourth Turning in the hopes of getting a handle on these cycles.
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  • Posted by Herb7734 6 years, 4 months ago
    Here are few more fictional lands that could use a few bombs:

    Elbonia, a comic strip land where everyone lives in waist deep mud.

    Bananastan, a South American country transplanted into the Middle East.

    Syrias, a Middle East country that we cannot make up our minds about.

    Lesbebon, a Middle East country comprised only of women.

    Dadsbag, an ancient land filled with mysticism.

    Irack, an ancient country that keeps racking 'em up and knocking 'em down.

    Rusha, a country of people with weak bladders.

    Manygerm, a country in need of antiseptic.

    The theme song for this is Bombaloo sung by Desi Arnaz. (Youngsters, ask your mom or dad.)

    Just a little humor. Merry New Year and happy Christmas.
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  • Posted by Steven-Wells 6 years, 4 months ago
    I'd like to see a poll question asking whether the military should designate Karastan as a bombing target because Karastan flying carpets would violate no-fly zones. I'm sure some substantial fraction of the voting public would approve.

    However, Karastan is not a middle eastern country. It's a brand of carpeting. Textile manufacturer, Marshall Field, made its first Karastan rug in North Carolina, taking it off the loom at 2:02 p.m., April 8, 1928.
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  • Posted by edweaver 6 years, 5 months ago
    Good thing you shared the source of the name or I would have had to look it up. I'm not a Disney guy.

    Of course if I had thought about your question, I likely wouldn't have needed the results of this poll to know why it is so difficult to have a discussion with them. I'm sure at least 43% of liberals & 43% of conservatives are not paying attention to anything but Entertainment Tonight.
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  • Posted by $ FredTheViking 6 years, 4 months ago
    You I did a Google search for the gullible and I could not find a definition! Anyway, if someone ask you should we bomb Agrabah. Your thought is unlikely to be: "does Agrabah even exist?"

    You might give the questioner correct for knowing about Agrabah. Assuming you don't already know it doesn't exist. Being gullible, does mean you are stupid? No, It just means you a little trusting of pollsters.

    My point is people support for bombing Agrabah says little to nothing about their other opinions. I think just pointing out that is strong support for a muslim database is enough to be concerned. But saying they are stupid doesn't solve anything.

    I think an article that talks what people hope a Muslim database would accomplish would be more interesting.
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    • Posted by livefree-NH 6 years, 4 months ago
      Fred makes an excellent point. Remember the "ambush" questions that reporters try on candidates, so they can later say "he doesn't even know [the detail] - what kind of president doesn't know that?!" The did it for Bush, Palin, and most of the Repubs in the 2012 cycle as I remember. No "man on the street" would want to sound that dumb, for sure!

      Although this time j.mp/1PphIYw it went horribly wrong for the talking head.
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      • Posted by $ MichaelAarethun 6 years, 4 months ago
        Answer: "And how do you feel about that?"

        Answer "Interesting but what is more interesting is...?"

        Answer "I see my time has run out. My committee meets in five minutes."

        Answer "What committee? The one I'm going to head after winning this election?"

        Answer? "Thanks for coming I learned a lot from your incite-ful slant.
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