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  • PetworthGuy

    The title is joking about all of the diplomatic immunity that foreign diplomats possess, and often abuse. The joke being, that for once, their diplomatic immunity and political ties have no way of helping them with this situation(as a tree fell and there is no one at fault/to blame)….and that they’ll be handling it like anyone else would have to. Not sure how you interpreted it to imply that the car cause the tree falling?

    • PetworthGuy

      Was a reply to a comment that has since been deleted……please disregard.

    • I deleted their comment rather than respond with the vitriol that would probably get me in trouble :)

      • PetworthGuy

        Ah – fair enough :)

    • A nony mouse

      Pretty sure the diplomatic immunity also causes people with diplo plates to act like traffic laws are merely advisory.

  • jim_ed

    Oh come on. I know there’s a trade dispute about lumber, but dropping a tree on the car of a Canadian embassy staffer seems a little on the nose, even for Trump.

  • anon

    When I hear about diplomatic immunity, it is in the context of diplomats breaking laws, often causing harm to others, with complete immunity.
    From the title of this post, the “…can get you out of this one” made me think I was going to read post about a driver doing something stupid and hitting a tree and bringing it down.
    What I saw was this photo, and no description of what caused the accident, and from the photo it was entirely unclear what had occurred. (I still don’t know what happened to this car and tree.)
    So, why write a title to the post implying that the car had caused the accident? It was a reasonable question – I am rather certain I can’t be the only one who had that reaction to the headline … sorry popville is so sensitive about comments … it would make more sense to explain than to be vitriolic, or to maybe at least take in what a comment says (that the headline implies the driver was at fault.)

    • Anonymous

      The title is a joke. Perhaps you didn’t find it amusing (I didn’t) but you do understand that it’s a joke, right?

    • Immunity

      For real? it was crystal clear to me! As soon as I saw the photo the joke made perfect sense!

    • ftoast

      I thought it was pretty clear as well; made me chortle.

  • susank

    car was an unwitting victim. the tree was apparently dead, or at least 3/4 of it was. it had been kept going by roots that took up only 1/4 of the trunk; hence green leaves. guess it just plopped……

  • chasscott

    Timberrrrrrr! I knew that would be Trump’s opening shot in the lumber war!!!

    (TG on a diplomatic plate is Canada.)


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