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    WH to Onion: Stop using seal

    White House to Onion: Stop using seal
    Symbol 'being used inappropriately,' says spokesman

    Wednesday, October 26, 2005; Posted: 9:04 a.m. EDT (13:04 GMT)


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The White House is not amused by The Onion, a newspaper that often spoofs the Bush administration, and has asked it to stop using the presidential seal on its Web site.

    The seal was still on the Web site www.theonion.com on Tuesday at the spot where President George W. Bush's weekly radio address is parodied.

    With headlines like "Bush To Appoint Someone To Be In Charge Of Country" and "Bush Subconsciously Sizes Up Spain For Invasion," The Onion is popular with readers looking for a little laughter with their politics.

    White House spokesman Trent Duffy said people who work in the executive mansion do have a sense of humor, but not when it comes to breaking regulations.

    "When any official sign or seal is being used inappropriately the party is notified," Duffy said.

    "You cannot pick and choose where to enforce that rule. It's important that the seal or any White House insignia not be used inappropriately," he said.

    Duffy said while he does not personally read The Onion, he admitted knowing others in the White House who do. "Like everyone else, we like a good laugh."

    Scott Dikkers, editor-in-chief of the satirical newspaper, said its lawyer disagrees with the White House assessment.

    "I've been seeing the presidential seal used in comedy programs most of my life and to my knowledge none of them have been asked not to use it by the White House," Dikkers said.

    "I would advise them to look for that other guy Osama (bin Laden) ... rather than comedians. I don't think we pose much of a threat," Dikkers said.

    [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/roll2.gif[/img]

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  • #2
    Are we sure this isn't an Onion article.......

    Unbelievable
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    • #3
      yawn


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      • #4
        Why yawn?
        Dude. Can. Fly.

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        • #5
          QUOTE(dvyyyyyy @ Oct 26 2005, 09:15 AM) Quoted post

          Why yawn?
          [/b][/quote]

          It's easier than whistling past the graveyard.
          His mind is not for rent, to any god or government.
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          • #6
            Our tax dollars in action... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

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            • #7
              QUOTE(dvyyyyyy @ Oct 26 2005, 11:15 AM) Quoted post

              Why yawn?
              [/b][/quote]

              Because some lower level legal counsel assistant found the Onion using the seal, and folks act like they wasted time in a cabinet meeting on this.

              Non-story.

              Thus, the yawn.


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              • #8
                I think this is perfectly understandable. The White House doesn't want any competition in its attempt to turn the presidential seal into a joke.
                "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
                --Albert Einstein

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                • #9
                  QUOTE(kennyboyerfan @ Oct 26 2005, 10:47 AM) Quoted post

                  I think this is perfectly understandable. The White House doesn't want any competition in its attempt to turn the presidential seal into a joke.
                  [/b][/quote]
                  Winnar!!!

                  jj twiggs - A great family restaurant

                  Dear God, KBF here. I'd just like to say thanks, once again, for allowing Dusty Baker and I to live during the same time period. Every time I think he's given me his last gift -- overpitching Prior in the playoffs, getting cocky in Game 6 vs. the Angels, blowing another game for the Cubs -- he does something stupid like pitching to Albert Pujols. Thy will be done, baby!!!!!

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                  • #10
                    QUOTE(kennyboyerfan @ Oct 26 2005, 10:47 AM) Quoted post

                    I think this is perfectly understandable. The White House doesn't want any competition in its attempt to turn the presidential seal into a joke.
                    [/b][/quote]
                    Nicely played!

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