I’m sure Jimmy Carter tried like hell to get there in time.

From MSNBC:

The U.N. General Assembly granted a request from North Korea and held a moment of silence on Thursday for Kim Jong-il, the country’s former leader who died on Saturday, though Western envoys said they would boycott it.

Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, president of the 193-nation General Assembly, saying he was following existing practice, led the moment of silence before an assembly meeting at 3 p.m. EST.

He offered condolences to the people of North Korea.

Keep in mind this “moment of silence” was to honor a brutal dictator who starved his own people:

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UN lifers probably loved Kim Jong Il because he saw to it that his country was environmentally-friendly and didn’t waste electricity. This photo is Al Gore approved:

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20 Responses to “Hardly Surprising: UN General Assembly Holds Moment of Silence for Kim Jong Il”

  1. backwoodsconsr on December 23rd, 2011 4:04 pm

    It's hardly a moment. The people behind this have been silent about Kim Dung Il's doings for a long time.

  2. Marshall_Will on December 23rd, 2011 4:26 pm

    "saying he was following existing practice"

    Of what? Forming a circle j@rk and volunteering to be pivot man? Another slap in the face for Christians and Jews the world over. This FOLLY just… couldn't wait! Meet the new boss, as DEMENTED as the old boss.

    While you're at, let's make December 25th "Progressive International Kim Jong Il Day". Because, ya' know ( nothing really 'happened' that day worth commemorating anyway..? ) In The True Prog Tradition of co-opting, hijacking and commandeering our most cherished traditions and institutions.

    E'f YOU Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser. Lick 'em. ( Or was I wishy-washy about that? )

  3. backwoodsconsr on December 23rd, 2011 5:49 pm

    Jimmy Carter has the right to remain silent, but lacks the wisdom to do so.

  4. Nauseating spectacle at the United Nations « Public Secrets on December 23rd, 2011 6:17 pm

    [...] moment of silence in memory of Kim Jong-Il? [...]

  5. swede on December 23rd, 2011 7:18 pm

    "Moment of Silence for Kim Jong Il"

    Just what would you say?

    A heartfelt Eulogy: "This despicable despot will be forever remembered for unimaginable abominations against the very people he made pretense of caring for. Hell is far too good a place for this venomous cretin and gutless swine who… Oh, h*ll words fail me. Let's have a moment of silence…"

  6. Pasadena Phil on December 23rd, 2011 7:30 pm

    "Keep in mind this “moment of silence” was to honor a brutal dictator who starved his own people:"

    It was a health program called "Move It!". Very effective too. Nary a fat North Korean to be seen anywhere anymore. Some day, FLOTUS could be similarly honored for the same reason.

  7. Pasadena Phil on December 23rd, 2011 7:50 pm

    I prefer the expression "bite me!"

  8. swede on December 23rd, 2011 8:45 pm

    Sincere Merry Christmas Phil. Don't always agree with you, but respect and admire your passion.

    May God bless you and yours with an awesome new year. We can rip eachother's eyeballs out then!

  9. Pasadena Phil on December 23rd, 2011 11:07 pm

    Thank you and right back at ya. I never understood why we fight anyway.

  10. SignPainterGuy on December 24th, 2011 3:11 am

    Nuclear (or is that newkuler ?) Engineering Degrees don`t come w/ wisdom !

  11. SignPainterGuy on December 24th, 2011 3:13 am

    It`s for the fun ?

  12. SignPainterGuy on December 24th, 2011 3:15 am

    Bite Me : "The Taliban is not our enemy !"

    Jimmah Cahtuh : "The Norks are not our enemy !"

  13. SignPainterGuy on December 24th, 2011 3:16 am

    Snort !

  14. backwoodsconsr on December 24th, 2011 10:50 am

    After all these years I still wonder why the people elected Jimmy Carter president when they could have had Billy instead.

  15. SignPainterGuy on December 24th, 2011 1:20 pm

    Billy at least would have been fun; nightly stories of his latest fights at the "He Ain`t Here" bar, collecting the latest release of Billy Beer w/ the .9999 % pure-gold Presidential Seal, the latest episode of "Who shot out the East-Wing Window – THIS TIME ?"

    With Jimmah, I felt we only got that Hirohito smile and a bag of peanuts !

  16. backwoodsconsr on December 24th, 2011 4:44 pm

    "I have a sister who's a Holy Roller preacher, I have another who wears a helmet and rides a motorcycle, my brother thinks he's going to be president–in short, I'm the only sane person in the family."

    "This isn't a gas station. It's a beer store. We just sell gas on the side."

    That kind of stuff makes a whole lot more sense to me than anything Jimmy ever said.

  17. backwoodsconsr on December 24th, 2011 5:35 pm

    Can you imagine the presidential limo sitting on blocks in the backyard of the White House, or under a shade tree with the hood up, and Billy tinkering with the engine?

  18. SignPainterGuy on December 25th, 2011 3:26 am

    Yep ! I can also imagine the "colorful Southern exclamations " iminating from under that hood when he knocks a beer off the fender and down between the headers and the wheel-well ! You just know it`s gonna lodge in tight ….. upside down !

  19. backwoodsconsr on December 25th, 2011 7:37 am

    Rednecks ain't much for crying over spilt milk, but wasted beer, that's a whole 'nother ball game.

  20. SignPainterGuy on December 25th, 2011 2:39 pm

    My point exactly ! Something is gonna get thrown, cussed at and kicked; maybe a new knot on his head and some skinned knuckle meat ! The Secret Service would do well to keep any guns well out of his reach about now ! The coon hound might not be safe !

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