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Last updated on June 7th, 2017 at 02:56 pm

The BBC’s Justin Webb warns us all to behave:

Some amazement at the warm-up act for the President at his US airbase visit before he left Germany.

Cheerleaders – scantily-dressed and provocatively choreographed – charged around the stage, shaking their assets at the assembled troops …

Admittedly, this was an all-American affair, and cheerleading is an all-American, wholesome sport.

But these pictures were available to any TV station in the world – including the Muslim world.

Those cheerleaders are going to look great in burkas.

Posted by Tim B. on 02/24/2005 at 06:27 PM
    1. Well, that link is useless without pictures.  Thanks a lot, Justin.

      Posted by Matt in Denver on 2005 02 24 at 07:40 PM • permalink


    1. Don’t tell Webb about the Internet.

      Posted by Crispytoast on 2005 02 24 at 07:46 PM • permalink


    1. Check out the Frankfurt Galaxy (what a name!) cheerleaders, who welcomed the Prez:

      Posted by cuckoo on 2005 02 24 at 08:04 PM • permalink


    1. Well they’ll be completely at home here in Oz on our SBS. On a Friday night last year they showed a “documentary” on a mother and son who practised Sado masochism for a fee on members of the public. Tasteful live action of them all piled one on top of the other with the elderly mother plying the whip, taking various parts of people’s bodies in her mouth etc etc—you get the drift. I hope no Muslim people were watching their SBS.
      off topic- Andrew Bolt punished by being featured for 15 mins as the big, bad wolf on Catalyst (against Kyoto).
      Last night’s ABC and SBS news presenters BOTH used the term “CHARM OFFENSIVE” about George W Bush last night.Did they copy it off someone else or did the ABC crib it from SBS….?

      Posted by crash on 2005 02 24 at 08:08 PM • permalink


    1. I think the term is “arse-hat”

      Posted by murph on 2005 02 24 at 08:09 PM • permalink


    1. and following up…Geraldine Doogue on Crittenden’s b’fast just said it AGAIN -“Bush’s CHARM OFFENSIVE in Europe”.“seems to have morphed”. Then we are told about the newspaper which published a picture of Putin grimacing as Dubya places his hand on his shoulder…

      Posted by crash on 2005 02 24 at 08:16 PM • permalink


    1. The operative word being “available”. No one would be forcing a TV station with a large Muslim audience to screen the thing.

      Not unless the Bu$h Junta is more powerful than we thought. Take up the cry, lefties! No boobs for oil!

      Posted by blandwagon on 2005 02 24 at 08:18 PM • permalink


    1. Golly, and I hope they draped all the billboards that might have come into view of a camera crew. And I hope they stayed completely away from Kurfurstendamm.

      Posted by m on 2005 02 24 at 08:24 PM • permalink


    1. It’s pretty hard to find common ground with people you can’t crack open a beer with to watch the cheerleaders.

      Posted by Aaron – Freewill on 2005 02 24 at 08:30 PM • permalink


    1. Has everyone seen this pic of Condi yet?

      Posted by JimC on 2005 02 24 at 08:42 PM • permalink


    1. Scroll down and you get

      There is a refinement to some aspects of European life which simply can’t be matched in the New World

      what a snob

      Posted by giles on 2005 02 24 at 08:44 PM • permalink


    1. I for one welcome our new Islamist overlords…

      Posted by Brian O’Connell on 2005 02 24 at 08:48 PM • permalink


    1. Torture Gone Public!
      “In your face”?
      “Bushes of the World, Unite”?
      “Eat me, Abdul”?

      Bring it on! We’re warrin’ just a little taste.

      Posted by J. Peden on 2005 02 24 at 09:20 PM • permalink


    1. Awfuggit, Brian!  You beat me to it!

      Posted by murph on 2005 02 24 at 09:36 PM • permalink


    1. I’m waiting for Playboy to showcase the “Cheerleaders of Al Queda,” featuring Sheik Yerbooti.

      Posted by Mystery Meat on 2005 02 24 at 09:37 PM • permalink


    1. Yeah, they will, won’t they? hehhehheh…

      Look for an increase in “insurgent” casualties over the next couple days; it’s hard to adopt a good prone firing position when your short arm is cocked and locked…

      Although I’d be worried about showing them to our gallant UN peacekeepers.  Get them boys worked up and they’re like to head straight to the nearest pre-school…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 02 24 at 09:53 PM • permalink


    1. “Gimme a Gee!”
      “Gimme an Oh!”
      “Gimme a Dee!”
      “What’s that spell?”

      Posted by triticale on 2005 02 24 at 10:17 PM • permalink


    1. Thanks Cuckoo! I too was about to complain about the journalistic lapse of not including pics.

      Posted by Susan Norton on 2005 02 24 at 10:21 PM • permalink


    1. Ah! Cheer leaders! One of the better manifestations of democracy in action! Those perky bouncing breasts; those lithe thighs; those rounded buttocks (so reminiscent of a barely ripe peach) and those gyrating pelvises, pregnant with promise?
      Oxygen, damn you, oxygen! And whilst you’re there bring me my blood-pressure tablets and a double dose of sedative.
      All that aside, I would dearly love to see Condi in a teddy. What a phenomenon that woman is! Smart; attractive; articulate; super-highly intelligent and with a resume that most career women would kill for – plus an overbite that triggers the ultimate male fantasies. And she’s black! Damn me, if the Republicans don’t nominate her in 2008 they’re out of their freaking minds!

      Posted by Boss Hog on 2005 02 24 at 10:32 PM • permalink


    1. More on Condolezza Rice. “These boots are made for walking……………..! Go to here for an update on this most upstanding black woman in Americain the last 200 years.

      Posted by Boss Hog on 2005 02 24 at 10:55 PM • permalink


    1. Based on this, I believe we can expect a Kent Brockman-like reaction from Justin when the giant space ants finally land on earth.

      Posted by John57 on 2005 02 25 at 12:44 AM • permalink


    1. Y’know, here in Kuwait, we actually get cable TV.  It’s a satellite feed, but I know that we share a lot of these channels with the Arab world because of the Arabic subtitles, on American movies, through popular movie channels.  There’s no “R” rated stuff, so I suppose we could apply the term “wholesome” to this.

      Thus the Muslim world has ample of opprotunity to view the female form in various scenarios.  And they pay for this.

      So Webb’s whine is silly.  Oh, wait, he works for the BBC.  My bad…..

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2005 02 25 at 01:21 AM • permalink


    1. No boobs for oil!

      That’s “No boobs for baby oil”, surely…

      Posted by PW on 2005 02 25 at 02:32 AM • permalink


    1. For the ultimate cheerleader story you have to go back to Kinflicks by Lisa Alther.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2005 02 25 at 05:48 AM • permalink


    1. There is a refinement to some aspects of European life which simply can’t be matched in the New World. – Justin Webb

      The vulgarity of their rituals is, perhaps, relieved by, how shall I say, an endearing boisterous energy.  Like a young wine, Americans can be so amusing, mon cher Justin, do you not think?

      Posted by Inurbanus on 2005 02 25 at 06:56 AM • permalink


    1. Gawd, these people. Of course, if they would offend his blue-haired grannie and her kaffee klatsch (the simpering old biddies!) then the cheerleaders would be a good thing. But God forbid we offend The Muslim World! They might kill us, I guess. Too bad his blue-haired grannie isn’t Muslim.

      Posted by bovious on 2005 02 25 at 10:26 AM • permalink


    1. “But these pictures were available to any TV station in the world – including the Muslim world.”

      And this is supposed to be a problem because of… why, exactly?

      Posted by Old Grouch on 2005 02 25 at 06:54 PM • permalink


    1. Is this another one of Rove’s plots?

      ‘Middle East Mullahs miffed by millions of Muslims mired in masturbation.’

      Nobody can say that ten times fast.

      Posted by lmbrjk on 2005 02 25 at 08:54 PM • permalink


    1. Yes, Moslem audiences would wince at the sight of all those ungodly, unveiled female heads. They prefer their heads rolling off to one side after they’ve been hacked off by a gang of virtuous murders!
      Trust the BBC to run with a line like that!
      WHAT NEXT!?
      And as for the ABC’s coverage of Bush in Europe…that would’ve had to have been a first class lesson in predetermined spin and manipulation to the point of total corruption!

      Posted by Brian on 2005 02 25 at 11:32 PM • permalink


    1. Well, if it offends them, let’s have more!  “Death by Cheerleading.”  I like it.

      Posted by Patricia on 2005 02 25 at 11:54 PM • permalink


    1. Hasn’t anyone thought of poor Immad’s mother during all this?

      Posted by Sortelli on 2005 02 26 at 02:23 AM • permalink


    1. I think that in order not to offend the the Saudis, Bush should beat Condaleeza Rice with a Taliban style punishment stick for showing her ankles, the hussy.

      Posted by Ross on 2005 02 26 at 04:32 PM • permalink


    1. Did that cracl BBC reporter happen to note that those were a German cheerleader squad?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 02 26 at 06:30 PM • permalink


  1. But these pictures were available to any TV station in the world – including the Muslim world.

    And we should give a rat’s ass about this because….?

    There is a refinement to some aspects of European life which simply can’t be matched in the New World

    For which, I assure you, we in the New World are eternally grateful.

    Obnoxious snot.

    Posted by Barbara Skolaut on 2005 02 26 at 07:32 PM • permalink