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Syed
06-02-2008, 09:04 AM
Patient and steady with all he must bear,
Ready to accept every challenge with care,
Easy in manner, yet solid as steel,
Strong in his faith, refreshingly real,
Isn't afraid to propose what is bold,
Doesn't conform to the usual mold,
Eyes that have foresight, for hindsight wont do
Never back down when he sees what is true
Tells it all straight, and means it all too
Bracing for war, but praying for peace
Using his power so evil will cease:
So much a leader and worthy of trust,
Here stands a man who will do what he must
Great!

Mrleft8
06-02-2008, 09:09 AM
Sheeeesh...where the hell did THAT come from? :p
Some deluded individual who has been fed so much BS that he no longer can tell what's real, and what is just smoke and mirrors.

John of Phoenix
06-02-2008, 09:17 AM
Using his power so evil will cease:This is my favorite. :D

Wild Dingo
06-02-2008, 09:18 AM
Quote:
Patient and steady with all he must bear,
Ready to accept every challenge with care,
Easy in manner, yet solid as steel,
Strong in his faith, refreshingly real,
Isn't afraid to propose what is bold,
Doesn't conform to the usual mold,
Eyes that have foresight, for hindsight wont do
Never back down when he sees what is true
Tells it all straight, and means it all too
Bracing for war, but praying for peace
Using his power so evil will cease:
So much a leader and worthy of trust,
Here stands a man who will do what he must
Great!

Take 2

Patiently leading so many to their deaths for a lie
Ready to make up challenges just as fast as he can
Easy in brain, yet as weak as phiss
Strong in rhetoric refreshing as a phart in bed
Isnt afraid to commit even more to their deaths
Doesnt conform... period!
Eyes that have no sight forth or hind hes as blind as can be
Never backs down even when PROVEN wrong
Tells bullshyte wrapped up in even more bullshyte
Bracing for war and providing it for all
Using his power for his own ends and those of his cronies
So little a leader with absolutely no credibility
Here stands a man who has driven his country to the lowest standing in its history around the world

Goodlord what a wanker he is! :mad:


Anyone want to go for take three? ;)


Sorry Syed... but the mans an utter egomaniacal moron of the worst sort

Andrew Craig-Bennett
06-02-2008, 09:20 AM
I rather liked:

So much a leader and worthy of trust,


And recognising Syed's abilities at WBF Scrabble, I guess that other acrostics are comfortably within his power...

Syed - brilliant, mate! :D

Duncan Gibbs
06-02-2008, 09:23 AM
Shane maaaaaate! I think wot you just gone an' dun was wot our ol' mate in Lahore wanted someone to do, aay!

SamSam
06-02-2008, 09:30 AM
Well and good, Mr. Dingo, but I believe it's supposed to rhyme, as in poetry.

Greg P H
06-02-2008, 09:56 AM
It may rhyme in 'Strine :D

Duncan Gibbs
06-02-2008, 09:58 AM
It may rhyme in 'Strine :D

It's a rare West Oz version of Haiku... Only Shane can 'splain! :p

TimH
06-02-2008, 10:13 AM
What the opinion of Bush with the common folk in Pakistan?

George Roberts
06-02-2008, 10:27 AM
I was watching an episode of West Wing this week. There was a segment on teaching one of the Russian factions about democracy.

At one point there were comments on the dangers of a strong president v. a parlimentary system. The strong president that so many of you adore because it is in the constitution has many dangers. One of which is Mr. Bush's behavior. Of course, the same strong president principle gave us a lot also.

We need to learn to accept the bad as payment for accepting the good.

Greg P H
06-02-2008, 10:29 AM
It's a rare West Oz version of Haiku... Only Shane can 'splain! :p

No doubt it's something that needs to be heard, to be fully appreciated. Rhythm and accent is important!

Pres. Chavez (whatever you think of him) refers to Bush as "Mr Danger"

George, I don't feel we should accept anything that is 'bad' (however we define it), it's not a trade. The fact that we have shows how complacent and lazy we have become. It is reflected in the way we have traded our idealism for pragmatism, and trust for fear. Instead of looking at how we can make things better, we now focus on why we can't.... temporarally ;)

Keith Wilson
06-02-2008, 11:03 AM
For all Syed's undoubted abilities, I don't think he wrote it. IIRC, I've heard it before - although one tends to repress memories of truly horrible experiences.

TimH
06-02-2008, 11:07 AM
From

"the only thing we have to fear is fear itself"

to

"be afraid...be very afraid"

Syed
06-02-2008, 12:49 PM
Penned by an anonymous writer, The Leader found its way into an English textbook for 16-year-olds in Pakistan. This was removed from the book some four years back.

ccmanuals
06-02-2008, 12:51 PM
Sounded like a "wish list" to me of all the things a President should be and certainly not a reflection of what we have today.

glenallen
06-02-2008, 01:31 PM
For all Syed's undoubted abilities, I don't think he wrote it. IIRC, I've heard it before - although one tends to repress memories of truly horrible experiences.

Bob Smalser wrote it, right?