Don't Pardon My French, F&^k the IMF
Remember, kids, our own Treasury Secretary sits on the IMF board and therefore supports global economic terrorism. Yup, I said it. And yup I'll say it again, as many times I have to until you fuckers listen.
What's with the shoe throwing? I'm I missing something as an ignorant American who only cares about what traditions we've got going on here?
The International Monetary Fund has spent years trying to convince developing nations that it is their ally. A student here answered by tossing a sneaker at the IMF's chief on Thursday and shouting, "IMF, get out of Turkey!"
While the shoe-tossing was an isolated event, the anger at the IMF, which chose Istanbul as the site of its annual meeting, isn't.
Word of the incident at a college forum at Bilgi University spread rapidly. Local television news shows repeated the clip endlessly, sometimes using a split screen showing the Iraqi journalist who tossed a shoe at then-President George W. Bush. The Turkish shoe tosser didn't come close to hitting IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
For a U.S. journalist looking for comment, merely pointing at his own sneaker sparked immediate recognition from passersby near Istanbul's Grand Bazaar.
"It will show what Turkish people really think of the IMF," said Batuhan Bal, a law student at Istanbul Commerce University. "We need space between ourselves and the IMF."
I almost got a chance to see Ben Bernanke perform in person once at a local, world-renowned University and have to admit here that if I had that sort of honor, I wouldn't even consider tossing a shoe at the dude. Nikes are like $60 a pair, you must be trippin.