Monday, January 19, 2009

Open letter to Barack Obama on what to do about Harry Nicolaides

Open message to Barack Obama (for whom I voted) about how he can deal with the problem of Harry Nicolaides.

The facts:
*Tomorrow is inauguration day, which the entire world will be watching.
*In Thailand, it is a jailable offense to insult the King of Thailand. (On which I have commented previously.)
*News reports have surfaced today that Australian writer Harry Nicolaides has been sentenced to three years in prison for insulting the King of Thailand.

Here's what I have to say to the King of Thailand:
*Fuck You! You're a fucking punk! This is the 21st fucking century motherfucker!

Here's what I have to say to President-elect Obama:

*Tomorrow is one of the most important days in the history of our country because of what you have accomplished. You have been a unifying force during some very difficult times.
*Despite this, some people don't like you or trust you. (I wish you would ixnay the tariff talk, but I still like you.) Some people don't like you because they think you are a socialist, and let's be honest -- Some people don't like you because you are black.

Here's what you could do about the above situation:

*Invite the Thai ambassador to accompany you all day Tuesday, sitting right next to you.
*Have somebody start calling every NewsMax contributor they can get their hands on, have them take turns accompanying you all day, and every hour or so give them a microphone for a few minutes. Maybe invite that "Barack the Magic Negro" guy.
*After they've had the mike for a few minutes, read aloud the full text of the First Amendment; maybe invite the ambassador to read it aloud a few times as well.
*Hopefully he will get the message.
*If not, you could always invade Thailand.

OK, maybe I've been too hard on the King of Thailand and the laws about not insulting him. Tell you what - Here's a traditional way of showing respect in my country. I've added some wings on to the side of the Thai Royal Seal. The golden ring is only for added for people we really want to impress.

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Blogger Acilius said...

I have written a letter to Barack Obama about the case of Harry Nicolaides. I suggested that he point out to the Thai ambassador that Harry Nicolaides did some very brave reporting about conditions along the border between Thailand and Myanmar this past July which could only be considered a service to both countries. Perhaps His Majesty might wish to take that service into account when he makes his pardon decision this April.

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Blogger Acilius said...

Oh, let me add that there is almost no chance that President Obama will read my letter. I do not have any special influence in the high circles of government. I wrote to the president, and to my other elected representatives in Washington, because I was deeply alarmed about the case and couldn't think of anything else to do.

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