The Sad Story of Hamid Sayadi

The San Francisco Chronicle today features the sad story of Kurdish-American auto mechanic Hamid Sayadi. It's an example of what happens when reason gets left behind in our post-9/11 world.

A witty and eloquent Kurdish-American in his 50s, Sayadi waved the flag of his adopted country and cheered its military for three decades — all to end up stripped to his underwear one day, in the boiler room of his workplace, he says, a ragged and sobbing husk of his former self.

The workplace was New United Motor Manufacturing, called NUMMI. It's the largest auto manufacturer in Fremont, Calif, building both GM and Toyota vehicles.

He was a passionate supporter of the US military when it invaded Iraq -- but to his co-workers at the plant, he says, he was just "Ali Baba" and a potential terrorist. The harassment got worse and worse until one day he snapped.


He's now suing NUMMI, Toyota and GM for $40 million.

"It's a $40 million message to NUMMI that they cannot mistreat, humiliate, degrade, harass, discriminate and retaliate against and fail to protect the very people that make NUMMI what it is today," [San Francisco employment attorney Kelly ]Armstrong says. "It's a message that Mr. Sayadi deserves justice."

The details of what Sayadi says he endured are shameful. But not surprising, given an Administration that has relentlessly drummed the fear of terrorism into the heart of every American.

Time to say enough. Good luck to Mr. Sayadi.

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    I'm speechless, but not surprised.. (5.00 / 2) (#1)
    by Michael Gass on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 02:26:59 AM EST
    What I want to know is when will NORMAL moderate conservatives say ENOUGH is ENOUGH?  So far... crickets...

    If you are (1.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Wile ECoyote on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 06:19:27 AM EST
    speechless how did you possibly quote.  Seriously, I don't get the point of your posting.  Some idiots have been making fun of a guy, so the guy sues to company.  Sounds like amerikkka (good progressive effect there).  Bushes fault, the company should sue Bush.  Case closed.  Trial lawyers make money, donate to Edwards campaign, circle of life continues.  

    Ahhhhh. (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by Edger on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 10:02:53 AM EST
    Ya gotta love the smell of good clean blood red racism in the morning, right wile? They were just making fun of a guy, of course, just like some idiots were just making fun out of over a million Iraqis. Too bad they didn't make a roman candle out of him, right?

    Point (1.00 / 1) (#7)
    by Wile ECoyote on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 11:26:40 AM EST
    out the racism, please.

    The Fact That (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by squeaky on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 11:37:01 AM EST
    You are piping in is a big clue. Oddly you are the first one to challenge anyone who calls racism here, wonder why? Are you going to point out that this is not technically racism but bigotry? Or that it is just good ole boys havin some fun.

    Oh (3.00 / 2) (#12)
    by Wile ECoyote on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 12:52:45 PM EST
    I have little doubt that there was racism involved.  I will still say they are idiots.  And I still say the company will be successfully sued, and trial lawyers will make money off if it.  Point out the racism in my post still.  

    Not Just Some Guy (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by squeaky on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 01:03:33 PM EST
    Yes, as you mostly point out, racism was the only motive in the attacks on Sayadi. Not sure why you wanted to generalize it as

    Some idiots have been making fun of a guy, so the guy sues to company.  Sounds like amerikkka

    Unless your point was that we live in a racist country, and this was business as usual.


    Ok (3.00 / 2) (#15)
    by Wile ECoyote on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 01:12:45 PM EST
    I see now.  I should have jumped and called them racist off the bat.  All would have been cool.  Sorry, I am not the type just throw that stuff around with out really knowing.  I know.. tis a weakness, especially on a site like this.  

    Racism in your comment? (1.00 / 1) (#31)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 05:03:43 PM EST
    There is none.

    You have to remember that Edger attacks everyone who disagrees with him as, racists, bigots, idiots, stupid, etc. If you persist in disagreeing it will become worse and worse. He will almost go into spasms.

    I have come to believe he does this because he has a huge inferiority complex and the only way he can make himself feel good is to attack others.

    Worse, he has this God complex that only he understands Iraq, and that all the Iraqis are busy attacking US military. He completely ignores the complexity of the situation, and will not admit that a huge number of Iraqis are killing other Iraqis in an attempt to control and subdue them.


    Well, what can I say? (5.00 / 0) (#39)
    by Edger on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 03:40:30 AM EST
    After a comment like that I'm certain that no one will ever think you're stupid.

    I certainly won't.

    I can't even, after 4 days of asking around, find anyone stupid enough to think you made sense in your other comments.

    I'll keep looking though.


    Try saying nothing (1.00 / 1) (#40)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 08:31:15 AM EST
    It would be an improvement over 99.99999999999% of your trollish attacks that almost never provide any support for your argument and are meant only to attack someone and/or pander to the group that believes the US is evil and, as you said:

    Posted by edger at December 4, 2005 08:12 AM

    (I had written)Insurgents don't use car bombs to kill civilians or give booby trapped dolls to children. That is terrorist work, edgey

    (Edger replied) That is not "terrorist work" in the way you try to twist it to mean, at all. It is the work of the Iraqi people - the very people BushCo thought would throw flowers - fighting to kick the US out of Iraq":

    In case you missed it before.

    Being a reasonably mature adult with an average amount of self esteem, your thoughts regarding me are of no importance.

    Frankly, people who write such as this don't deserve attention.

    Posted by edger at September 3, 2005 01:04 PM
    ."..might consider, though, that the real villian is a MSM and the Far Left..."

    This may get me kicked off this site, and I'll probably regret saying this later, but here goes...

    Jim... you know how to use a gun? Bullets are cheap, and plentiful, you can get lots of 'em almost anywhere if you are out of 'em...

    You only need one, though...

    Saying nothing? (5.00 / 1) (#44)
    by Edger on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 11:02:57 AM EST
    Saying nothing? Heh! You wish.

    Sorry ppj. That's not an option. Although I've finally given up looking after realizing that I'm never going to find anyone anywhere stupid enough to think you make any sense, there's still much work to be done. We haven't marginalized all racist wingnuts completely into the tar pits yet, although you're pretty much toast.

    But have faith. I have steely resolve. You could think of it as a mission from gawd, and try praying to your G.I. George dolls ppj, if that helps. ;-)


    In fact. f I were you ppj (5.00 / 0) (#46)
    by Edger on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 11:23:13 AM EST
    I'd start praying really hard. Everything that you bushleaguers racist fantasies has wrought has backfired badly. Worse than you know.

    From a currency trader friend:

    My focus is on global markets and currencies (with side orders of petroleum and commodities). Meanwhile, the world's focus is on deliberately kicking America's ass (even if it hurts them in the short term). Many nations are willing to take a hard economic hit to rid the world of a dangerous invading nation with an insane leader threatening to "throw atomic bombs" at his make-believe enemies. As a result, experienced U.S. investors have been dumping their US dollars (frantically over the past ten days)
    It was the peasant mentality that did it, ppj:
    The American peasant cannot protect his country as he believes he is doing because by his indifference, ignorance and credulity he cannot differentiate truth from falsehood.
    But never fear, "the lllefffttttttt" will save the country from you....

    You can (5.00 / 0) (#49)
    by Edger on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 01:03:19 PM EST
    create some more unbearable internal psychological conflicts in yourself while you try to maintain, ppj. All you have to do now to avoid sinking completely is bet against Bush and his policies by dumping any US Treasuries you might be holding, and buying Chinese Yuen. Maybe throw some Rubles into the mix too. Help both Putin and Wen Jiabao marginalize Bush and the Neocons and you right into the tar pits of history and you get to keep your pathetic.... sorry, I mean palatial... retirement compound.

    Security Trumps All
    , after all, ppj. Even compunction and principle. Right? Right! :-)

    Ain't life grand?


    Security (5.00 / 1) (#50)
    by jondee on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 01:11:20 PM EST
    this week.

    And the devil take next week.

    Come Putin, Turkey, or high water.

    Effing lunatics.


    This must be your guru ;-) (1.00 / 1) (#53)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 05:44:05 PM EST
    Investors of all ages and experience levels are now in uncharted water as the market starts its second big wave down. This bear market has already exceeded the length of the 1929 bear market which now appears very short compared to Japan's current 14 year decline. A small number of stock funds still show a positive record over the past 4 years along with bond funds which, until recently, were benefiting from very low interest rates. It will become increasingly difficult for any of the conventional long stock funds to show consistent gains in the expected future environment.

    Although Wall Street and the general public are still bullish, their attitude will certainly change as the decline now underway picks up speed. All investors, desiring to continue growth of their assets, should think seriously of starting at least a very small trial venture on the short side of the market. I made that decision about 5 years ago and now consider that long and short funds are equally important in my current investing.

    Learning How and When to Short the Market
    A Primer for Mutual Fund Investors
    by Robert B. Gordon, Sc. D.
    April 19, 2004

    Durn. I just looked at the calender. Guess what???

    It aint 2004!!!


    tehe and haha (1.00 / 1) (#52)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 05:35:27 PM EST
    Worse than you know.

    Yeah, I know. Look! It is a Black Helicopter!

    BTW - I knew a bunch of traders. Most of'em are broke.

    Might we have the resume of this most worthy person forecasting gloom and doom????

    In the meantime, I'll be living in my palatial retirement compound... and please. Get a job and pay some FICA taxes.


    tehe indeed. (5.00 / 1) (#57)
    by Edger on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 08:43:24 PM EST
    A resume? To verify numbers? Why? You need a messenger to attack? You don't know how to find out what's going on yourself?

    Pull your head out and look around. It'll be faster.

    SINGAPORE: Japan, China and Taiwan sold U.S. Treasuries at the fastest pace in at least five years in August as losses linked to U.S. subprime mortgages sparked a slump in the dollar.

    Japan cut its holdings by 4 percent to $586 billion, the most since a new benchmark for the data was created in March 2000, U.S. Treasury Department figures published Tuesday showed. Chinese ownership of U.S. government bonds fell by 2.2 percent to $400 billion, the fastest pace since April 2002. Taiwan's slid 8.9 percent to $52 billion, the most since October 2000.

    The Asian dumping of Treasuries exacerbated the biggest sell-off in U.S. financial assets since Russia defaulted in 1998.

    edger - You posted a doom (1.00 / 1) (#58)
    by jimakaPPJ on Wed Oct 31, 2007 at 09:14:48 AM EST
    and gloom comment by a "trader friend." I merely would like to see a link because, speaking frankly, I don't trust you or believe you.

    No link. No proof. No believe.

    That's what comes of making comments such as:

    Do we offer them respect? Absolutely not. We do our best to marginalize and get rid of them.

    BTW - Do you have the slightest idea as to what would happen to the world's economy if the the US went into the tank?

    Answer: No, edger doesn't.


    Look around and you will see that (1.00 / 1) (#45)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 11:17:25 AM EST
    I am still here pointing out your nutty comments and lack of logic.

    Should I link to the one where you endorse the strategy of converting terrorists that a country can beat into ordinary criminals.

    That one still cracks me up. What a display of your depth of intellect.

    Given your uncivilized taunts regarding me shooting myself I would have thought you would have been embarrassed. That you aren't speaks volumes.

    Now, Now  hop on over to Gorrilasguides and play "aint it awful" with Jonathan. You deserve each other.

    July 18th, 2007 at 5:35 pm
    As I look what you have said, it pains me to think how much we have made your people suffer. We get to sit back in our luxury, reading about horrors on the internet, while you get to experience it daily. The statements of "we fight them over there, so we don't have to fight them over here" are truly horrid, because of course your people deserve to suffer daily attacks while I get to sit on my lazy ass. What makes us so special that other people should do the dying for us?

    The greatest crime of all though, is that we know what is going on, but we really don't care. It isn't that we don't know what is going on in your country, but the fact that we are so focused on our i-Pods and DVD players, that we simply don't care that your people die every day. All they are to us is statistics on the news. We lament loosing a single American soldier, and ignore the hundreds that day each day. All people have equal value, and the nation that touts itself as the land of equality has forgotten that.

    I desperately want to say something that creates peace, but there can never be anything I can say that will do that. As long as I sit in the lap of luxury while another your people live in squalor, there can be nothing that creates peace.

    Bingo (1.00 / 1) (#17)
    by Wile ECoyote on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 01:17:15 PM EST
    Most posting where people call other people racists it is obvious they either do not know the difference between the words racist, bigot or prejudiced.  Or worse, they know the difference and choose to use racist in order make a larger impact.  Your turn

    Sliding Scale? (5.00 / 1) (#22)
    by squeaky on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 02:14:21 PM EST
    OK I give up, what's the difference? From the point of view of the racist/bigot/predijuced? Does it mean less to the person who is attacked?

    Not sure what you are getting at. Are you trying to say that bigoted behavior is more tolerable than racist behavior and prejudice is lite?

    They all seem equal to me and quite interchangeable.


    um, ok (1.00 / 1) (#23)
    by Wile ECoyote on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 02:42:39 PM EST
        rac·ism Listen to the pronunciation of racism
        &#712;rā-ˌsi-zəm also -ˌshi-\

    1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

        big·ot Listen to the pronunciation of bigot
        French, hypocrite, bigot

    : a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance

        prej·u·dice Listen to the pronunciation of 1prejudice
        Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin praejudicium previous judgment, damage, from prae- + judicium judgment -- more at judicial
        13th century

    1: injury or damage resulting from some judgment or action of another in disregard of one's rights; especially : detriment to one's legal rights or claims2 a (1): preconceived judgment or opinion (2): an adverse opinion or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge b: an instance of such judgment or opinion c: an irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics


    OK (5.00 / 1) (#25)
    by squeaky on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 03:00:11 PM EST
    In practice is there a sliding scale or does it all amount to the same thing?

    Hateful intolerance for whoever is determined to fall outside one's own self identified group. For me that seems to sum it all up.

    Call it what you like, the dictionary doesn't ostracise people, people do that.


    B W Squeaky explains (1.00 / 1) (#34)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 05:17:39 PM EST
    They all seem equal to me and quite interchangeable.

    Actually, BIORN, words have meanings beyond your precious feelings.

    Racism and racist refers to race. Bigot does not.

    I could be prejudiced against green beens and neither a racist or bigot.

    But what else could be expected from someone who is perfectly content to smear people.

    ppj does as ppj does (none / 0) (#30)
    by squeaky on Sat Mar 03, 2007 at 09:58:35 PM EST

    (I ahd written)So because Rove is doing wrong, it is okay for you to do wrong?

    (You replied) I have no problem with alleging that Rove's grandparents were Nazi's. Even if they were not, he uses Goebbels' propaganda techniques as a bible and may as well be a born and bred Nazi.

    Now we see why you want to say that Wile's comment was racist.


    You Could Also Be Retarded (5.00 / 1) (#38)
    by squeaky on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 10:54:28 PM EST
    Prejudiced against green beans? Now I have heard everything. Must be your irrational fear of Muslims taking over the US that has made what little intelligence you have disappear.

    B W Squeaky (1.00 / 1) (#42)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 08:59:33 AM EST
    Now I know it is hard for you to be accurate,  but I do wish you would at least try.

    I am not worried about the radical Moslems taking over the country. I am worried about some people on the Left just giving it to them. Especially those who say we should just give up.

    squeaky said (none / 0) (#59)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sun Apr 08, 2007 at 09:20:07 PM EST

    (Squeaky wrote)"His father was martyed by Sadaam, had we martyred him, as you suggest there would be terror  in the USA for years and years to come.
    Not a good idea."

    (I wrote:_"Then you say we should yield to the threat of terror."

    You (squeaky) wrote:

    "Yeilding is often a good idea."

    (I wrote)Okay Neville Squaky, what are you willing to give to achiece peace??

    I have asked that question time and again. You never answer. What would you give up?

    Gay Rights? ..... wait. They have none in Iran.... they have all been killed... Women's Rights?  Freedom of religion??? Separation of church and state?? Freedom of speech??? Well, you didn't protest the banning of the cartoon in the WP, so that's settled....


    Norman Podhoretz redux (5.00 / 1) (#48)
    by jondee on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 12:27:35 PM EST
    Time Ole Norman -- and his embedded confederates -- were taken to the back of the pasture and put out of their misery (so to speak).

    These people think we should extend the already Bush-described "never ending war" into an increasingly frightened, defensive -- and very well armed -- Iran. All because any sharp words leveled at that little land with 200 nuclear warheads means Hitler!, Hitler!, Hitler! has come again.

    And of course, people who write things such as I just wrote are also Hitlers. And "why should we care what the rest of the world thinks?"; we're on a mission from God (so what if the God is Moloch; righteous is righteous).


    Plastic Sheets? (5.00 / 1) (#51)
    by squeaky on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 02:01:09 PM EST
    I have asked that question time and again. You never answer. What would you give up?

    Given that you are asking me to give up something to help solve your problems I am not willing to give up much. But, if it would make you feel more secure I will donate a king size box of Depends to your household. Otherwise I would suggest that you change your anti-anxiety meds, because clearly they are not working.

    I am not worried about the radical Moslems taking over the country. I am worried about some people on the Left just giving it to them.

    So it is the left that is causing the breeding or is it something that the left is adding to your water?

    The west is being out bred and is importing Moslems at a rate that insures the end of western culture.

    You are really sounding like a genocidal maniac here. Are you proposing that there is a final solution to your Muslim problem?

    Forced sterilization, or is it just wiping out a bunch of Muslim countries and replacing them with disneylands?


    B W Squely opones (1.00 / 1) (#54)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 05:51:15 PM EST
    So it is the left that is causing the breeding or is it something that the left is adding to your water?

    I wish it was. Unfortunately it is the ignorance you demonstrate.

    And that remains true. Your denial changes nothing.

    BTW - I see that you are still projecting. I urge you to seek counseling.


    Heh! Not good to drink and comment. (5.00 / 1) (#64)
    by Edger on Wed Oct 31, 2007 at 12:46:51 PM EST
    You might spill your drink and smear yourself. Hard on yer spleling ability tu.

    BTW - I see that you are still projecting. I urge you to seek counseling.

    This thread might have been more aptly titled "The Sad Story of ppj".


    Subtitled: (5.00 / 1) (#65)
    by jondee on Wed Oct 31, 2007 at 12:56:37 PM EST
    The Abolition of Lynching and it's Discontents.

    Hah! :-) (5.00 / 1) (#66)
    by Edger on Wed Oct 31, 2007 at 01:00:31 PM EST
    Perfect! (5.00 / 1) (#67)
    by squeaky on Wed Oct 31, 2007 at 01:24:56 PM EST
    No Racism? (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by squeaky on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 11:55:59 AM EST
    Would this be your advice to Sayadi:
    Armstrong says that one co-worker has admitted to telling Sayadi "powder your face white and change your name" and they would get along fine.

    I think we (1.00 / 1) (#13)
    by Wile ECoyote on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 12:54:39 PM EST
    have crossed wires.  They were probably racists or bigots harassed Sayadi.  Point out the racism in my post, please.  

    I just did, wile. (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by Edger on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 11:59:55 AM EST
    No one expected you to get it though.

    Of course.... (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by Edger on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 12:40:01 PM EST
    we should be tolerant of racists and wrap our lovin' arms around 'em, but anti-racists are intolerable.

    Ain't that right, Preaches? ;-)


    After all, calling out racists (5.00 / 0) (#19)
    by Edger on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 01:25:04 PM EST
    on their racism might be offensive to them, and that would be intolerable.

    Almost as offensive and intolerable as racism.


    Not "defending it" (5.00 / 2) (#24)
    by jondee on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 02:54:09 PM EST
    just minimizing it's significance ( some might say laughing it off ), as much as possible.

    Afterall, it's not his problem.

    One wonders why he posted about this case at all.


    Nonsense (1.00 / 1) (#32)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 05:06:31 PM EST
    Wilie did not at any point minimize anything.

    BS (5.00 / 1) (#33)
    by squeaky on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 05:14:45 PM EST
    Wile wrote:


    Some idiots have been making fun of a guy....

    Making fun of a guy????

    They were making racist taunts to the point that he was hospatilized.

    If that is not minimalizing, I do not know what is.


    Learn to read (1.00 / 1) (#35)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 05:24:12 PM EST
    "Making fun of" is a description of what they were doing.

    What it refers to is the fact that they were taunting him and enjoying it. "Making fun of."

    Expand your vocabulary. Grasp the richness of the English language.


    Yeah (5.00 / 1) (#37)
    by squeaky on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 10:32:20 PM EST
    Making fun was what they were doing?  Must be an old southern phrase heard when they were making fun around the lynching tree.

    Your dishonesty is astounding.


    Had your withered (5.00 / 2) (#47)
    by jondee on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 11:56:48 AM EST
    filberts handed to you yesterday, and now yer itchin for a fight. eh poker?

    Dont go away mad, just go away.


    I be here (none / 0) (#60)
    by jimakaPPJ on Wed Oct 31, 2007 at 09:20:33 AM EST

    No it is very standard English.. (1.00 / 1) (#41)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 08:35:32 AM EST
    As in:

    Speaking of crushing grapes:

    Making wine of.

    Did you actually get out of middle school, and if so, how??


    I Do Not (5.00 / 2) (#43)
    by squeaky on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 09:16:22 AM EST
    Dispute that "making fun of" is standard english. The point is that when someone is getting lynched because they have darker skin than the the lynchers, calling it "making fun of" is a typical way of minimizing the event. IOW the person getting "made fun of" is below human and killing him is like shooting fish in a barrel for fun.

    Is your obtuseness stemming from your deep seated fear of immigrants especially Muslims? Don't you see this as having to do with the fact that the abusers were harassing him because he was from Iraq and had dark skin? Do you not see this as having nothing to do with anything other than racist stereotyping?


    How drool. (1.00 / 1) (#55)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 06:42:14 PM EST
    I use a pejorative to describe the actions, and this doesn't suit you? To heck with you.

    Your continual attacks and usual BS has placed you in the category of "who cares what jondee thinks?" Nothing suits you. You whine continually and deliberately misunderstand.

    And worse, you are losing your entertainment value.

    Get a new act. This one is wore out.


    Doesn't Suit Me? (5.00 / 1) (#56)
    by squeaky on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 08:43:00 PM EST
    I use a pejorative to describe the actions, and this doesn't suit you?

    Right, whatever you say.

    I could be prejudiced against green beens and neither a racist or bigot.

    Sounds just like something a bigot would say.

    Oh, yeah, I'm prejudiced..... prejudiced against green beans....yuk yuk har har.


    And I could (1.00 / 1) (#59)
    by jimakaPPJ on Wed Oct 31, 2007 at 09:19:34 AM EST
    have the patience of job when it comes to your and Jondee's BS, but I don't.

    You claim to misunderstand plain English using everyday descriptive terms, call everyone who disagrees with you a racist while you evidently won't even accept the dictionary meaning, etc.

    Your game is exposed.

    Have a nice day.


    Huh?? (1.00 / 1) (#63)
    by jimakaPPJ on Wed Oct 31, 2007 at 10:16:16 AM EST


    Doesn't Suit Me? (none / 0) (#56)
    by squeaky on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 07:43:00 PM CS


    How drool. (none / 0) (#55)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 05:42:14 PM CST


    Do Not (3.66 / 3) (#43)
    by squeaky on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 08:16:22 AM CST

    So you think a thread that wasn't commented on overnight is sunsetted??

    I thought I felt something biting my ankle.



    This administration requires (5.00 / 2) (#3)
    by Lora on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 07:27:11 AM EST
    ...the lunatic fringe to support them.  This is what we reap when the lies and propaganda go unchallenged and inflame the public against an entire group of people.  Naming three entire countries full of people the "axis of evil" contributed to this disgrace.  (Oh, I didn't mean the people, just the governments...  Sure ya didn't, dubya.)

    maybe he should include (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by cpinva on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 08:16:00 AM EST
    the company's ceo's testicles in a glass jar, for his desk, as part of damages. or ovaries, as the case may be.

    just a thought.

    Someone on the board (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by jondee on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 10:06:38 AM EST
    already has them.

    Sobering post (5.00 / 1) (#16)
    by tnthorpe on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 01:12:49 PM EST
    I hope Mr. Sayadi gets every penny and more. I would like to see the sorry lot who tormented him made to complete a course in remedial humanization or at least do community service at the next Muslim Film Festival in the Bay Area.

    Wow (5.00 / 1) (#28)
    by tnthorpe on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 04:23:11 PM EST
    talk about a non-sequitur

    I would (5.00 / 1) (#30)
    by tnthorpe on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 04:29:50 PM EST
    prefer a head in the sand to where your head is stuck, Truth!

    Or the next one in Baghdad. (1.00 / 0) (#20)
    by Edger on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 01:41:28 PM EST
    My heart goes out to Hamid (5.00 / 3) (#36)
    by Nowonmai on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 08:18:59 PM EST
    And if anyone really thinks that any monetary settlement will fix him after what was done to him, think again.

    He wasn't "being made fun of". He was systematically destroyed by hateful words and actions. I am disgusted that some seem to think that 'is all it was'.

    This bullying/harassment/bigotry type of behavior is not to be tolerated. And for the company to ignore his complaints, even worse, humiliate him for daring to complain is disgusting.

    We (the collective United States we) did this to German Americans during WW1 and 2, but they could change their names from Mueller to Miller and 'blend'. We did this to Japanese Americans, but they coudn't blend, so they were put in interment camps.


    You know (1.00 / 1) (#62)
    by jimakaPPJ on Wed Oct 31, 2007 at 10:09:26 AM EST
    It looks like this guy was trashed by some people saying some very, very, very dumb things.

    Ve haf vays of makink you tawk... (none / 0) (#1)
    by Bill Arnett on Sat Nov 18, 2006 at 12:08:54 PM EST
    ...und zen you vill be found guilty and shot! Sign ze papers!
    I believe even the Nazis accorded fairer treatment to prisoners of war than America now does. Says a lot about what we have become and why the world considers America to be the greatest threat to world peace.
    Nice job, mr boosh

    How do we get rid of the rest of them? (1.00 / 2) (#7)
    by maheanuu on Fri Mar 30, 2007 at 08:54:27 AM EST
    Perhaps Rat Poison might work, but then even a rat wouldn't be as bad as the repigs in office today

    I got a 16...what a waste of time. (none / 0) (#20) by bx58 on Fri Jan 05, 2007 at 10:50:01 PM EST FDR and Reagan should've gotten a Saddam kinda send-off...
    Trashing the constitution and voting for a post-9-11 world would get you less points. Bogus survey.

    Oh... You don't mean these people..

    (sarcasm alert)