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On the Dan Severson homepage, you may find a link to his "Family & Fun" page. In amongst pictures of the Severson family you will find what passes for "fun" in the mind of Representative Dan Severson:

If you click on the link you can download the "funny" movie clip which is actually an illegally made clip. The clip itself is, at best, racially insensitive portrayal of a man of Arab descent getting into a VW car only to blow himself up.

From the New York Times:

The spot was sent to the London office of DDB Worldwide, a Volkswagen roster agency, by two people known as Lee and Dan. "We had no part in disseminating it," said Annouchka Behrmann, public relations director at DDB London, part of the DDB Worldwide division of the Omnicom Group. "We think it's absolutely disgusting."


So, are we to believe that watching Arab men blow themselves up is what puts a smile on Representative Severson's face? One only hopes that there aren't any Arab men living in his district because it is perfectly clear what Severson thinks of them.
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4 responses to "Dan Severson "Family & Fun" Page..."

  1. Anonymous On June 19, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    The title of your site should be "moron in the land of intelligence". The clip of a suicide bomber killing only himself is not a slam at Arab men. It is a humorous take on the ideal result of a terrorist attempting to murder other people. Grow up and gain some maturity, if that's possible.

     
  2. Political Muse On June 19, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Wow, you sure got me with that one! What a stinging rebuke. I don't know how I will ever recover.

    While you may find it humorous to portray all Arab men as suicide bombers, it is unbecoming of an elected official to claim that it brings a smile to his face when he witnesses the death of another person.

    But hey, good luck with the bigotry thing. I hope it works out well for you.

     
  3. Scott Olstad On June 19, 2008 at 5:14 PM

    Honestly, I think the video itself is pretty funny. Gotta stop taking everything so seriously and enjoy a little satire every once and awhile, ya know?

    But of course, having said that, the video probably shouldn't have been on Severson's homepage, let alone the family and fun section. It's cool if he thinks it's funny. It's cool if he e-mails the video to his friends and family. But putting a clearly controversial clip on your homepage probably isn't the smartest move.

     
  4. Anonymous On February 11, 2009 at 5:27 PM

    Go hug a tree liberal!! move to an arab country for 10 years then come back and lets see what you think....FO!!