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Monday, October 1, 2007

Another Pic from Folsom Street Fair?

posted by on October 1 at 17:19 PM


Nope. It’s a Bush administration official—a female official, in case you’re confused (and I sure was)—and you’ll never guess what she said to the Brits about the Iranians. And what she said to the Brits about the Brits was pretty darn diplomatic too.

Britsh MPs visiting the Pentagon to discuss America’s stance on Iran and Iraq were shocked to be told by one of President Bush’s senior women officials: “I hate all Iranians.” And she also accused Britain of “dismantling” the Anglo-US-led coalition in Iraq by pulling troops out of Basra too soon.

Her name is Debra Cagan, and she’s the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Coalition Affairs to Defence Secretary Robert Gates.

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Golly gosh, darn bobble shlappers!

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 1, 2007 5:29 PM

Is she wearing an Iron Cross?

Posted by Nat | October 1, 2007 5:41 PM

She looks like the goth night-shift guy on The IT Crowd:

Posted by mattymatt | October 1, 2007 5:45 PM

I'm surprised she feels that way; I understand Iran is surprisingly tolerant of the transgendered.

Posted by tsm | October 1, 2007 5:46 PM

Hatred towards Islamo-fascists and Christians is not such a bad thing. Hatred can fuel change, and Iran needs to change by accepting Israel as the leader of the middle east.

America and Israel need to keep pushing Iran on the gay rights issue. As soon as Iran sends so much as one airplane near Israel, we'll be able to attack Iran waying "Israel and America are securing Gay rights in the world."

Then we can kill some IslamoFascists and the world will be safer.

Posted by Issur | October 1, 2007 5:48 PM

That hair cut on that face is just WOW!
I could almost feel sorry for her/him but the haircut prevents any sympathy.

Posted by mj | October 1, 2007 5:48 PM

I see Katherine Harris has a new career.

Posted by Original Andrew | October 1, 2007 5:55 PM

I'm shutting up on the subject but I was so hoping Issur was shutting up : )
Oh well, you entertain Poe so have at it Issur. God... Poe, you are not Issur are you?
I really do not care who the drama queen is anymore, have a blast! I guess you're funny.

Posted by mj | October 1, 2007 5:58 PM

No. I am not funny and/or intelligent enough to be Issur.

One can can dream.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 1, 2007 6:00 PM

Is it Ian Curtis's corpse? Josef Goebbels's great-grandson?

It's one thing to be kind of weird-looking, but she's playing it up. A red leather motorcycle jacket and an Iron Cross? And, uh, plastic bubblewrap around her neck? Eddie Munster's hairstyle?

Whatever happened to dark blue suits and pearls from Nordstrom's "Republican Miss" collection?

Posted by Fnarf | October 1, 2007 6:03 PM

Fnarf! You're back! Where the hell have you been? "Whatever happened to dark blue suits and pearls from Nordstrom's "Republican Miss" collection?" LOL!

And yes, she looks like a refuge from a bad Halloween party. The iron cross is particularly disturbing.

Posted by SDA in SEA | October 1, 2007 6:10 PM

Without the whip, this outfit totally doesn't work.

Posted by Boomer in NYC | October 1, 2007 6:13 PM

Poe, you are by all means both those things and if you do not know it you should get to know yourself!
Fnarf... Where are YOU? Is that really you?

Posted by mj | October 1, 2007 6:16 PM

OMG, Mark Finley is a Bush appointee?

Posted by monkey | October 1, 2007 6:19 PM

Desert Peach?

Posted by Paulus | October 1, 2007 6:22 PM

Whatever happened to dark blue suits and pearls from Nordstrom's "Republican Miss" collection?

Oh brother, that is you Fnarf...
That was very FUNNY and very TRUE

Posted by mj | October 1, 2007 6:26 PM

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome
Im Cabaret, au Cabaret, to Cabaret

Posted by Brian | October 1, 2007 6:29 PM



Posted by Issur | October 1, 2007 6:31 PM

No. I'm kidding.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 1, 2007 6:33 PM

Poe... : )

Posted by mj | October 1, 2007 6:47 PM

wow. a kaiser worshipper.

Posted by wf | October 1, 2007 7:10 PM

and i thought McKenna and Coulter were the only trans republicans

Posted by vooodooo84 | October 1, 2007 7:15 PM

Fnarf has been in Northern England and Northern Ireland for a while. Unlike this lady, who has been in a box underground listening to Bauhaus for two hundred years.

Posted by Fnarf | October 1, 2007 7:23 PM

I'm confused by her choice of necklace/choker/ribbon with cross jewelry. It's all just so busy. But there's so much wrong with this entire picture that I don't know whether I should feel sorry for her or what. . . Oh well. At least she's got the gift for diplomacy going for her.

Posted by Michigan Matt | October 1, 2007 7:24 PM

Will someone please dig into Debra Cagan's real property records and find out which closet-case she shares a house with?

Posted by kk | October 1, 2007 7:27 PM

Seriously. This "lady" is so damn Folsom-street-lookin' it's hard to believe she's a bush crony. Holy Hell. The iron cross is a nice touch, but I s'pose she might be a huguenot:

Posted by christopher | October 1, 2007 7:28 PM

Turns out it's the Commander's Cross Order of Merit bestowed upon Ms. Cagan by the Embassy of Hungary on October 24, 2005 (at which occasion actor and former Mr. Universe Mickey Hargitay shared his recollections and thoughts). Holy shit! You can't make this stuff up!

Posted by kk | October 1, 2007 7:41 PM

And now ladies and gentlemen, Flash Gordon Dinner Theatre presents:

Ming the Merciless!

Posted by Original Andrew | October 1, 2007 8:01 PM

OHMYGOD Fnarf is back and he just made me laugh my dinner right out my nose! Fnarf, you were missed and you are a star, but PLEASE stop referring to yourself in the 3rd person.

Regarding this post, it might be one of the most remarkably strange and strangely remarkable things i have ever seen on SLOG.

Posted by longball | October 1, 2007 8:15 PM

Hmmm...insulting the dissidents who are our natural allies, insulting our actual allies, and dressing like a Hitler fetishist don't fall under the category of diplomacy.

Posted by Gitai | October 1, 2007 8:17 PM

FNARF Wrote:
"Fnarf has been in Northern England and Northern Ireland for a while."

I can say with conviction and complete
authority: Fnarf, you haven't missed a
damn thing.

Please forgive me for asking, but of
all the places on this planet, what took you to those two spots....and why
did you not let me know in advance so you could hump some car parts back
to me?

-- Jensen

Posted by Jensen Interceptor | October 1, 2007 8:35 PM

kk @27 got it. It's an order of merit, meaning the paper just looked through google images for this photo. Here's the order of merit info ye seek:

Posted by switzerblog | October 1, 2007 8:49 PM

I remember years ago I commented to a friend that I didn't believe that US agents could possibly be torturing prisoners in Iraq - we're the US, right? not a month later, the whole Abu Ghraib thing surfaces, and ever since, I just haven't been able to be too surprised by news like this.

Anyone for secession? Oregon can come along too.

Posted by dbell | October 1, 2007 9:08 PM

If I didn't know better, I'd say Ms. Cagan was bucking to be the #1 Lezbo/dominatrix sidekick to some megalomaniacal super-villian, ala Lotte Lenya in "Diamonds Are Forever".

Condi, better watch your six is all I'm sayin'...

Posted by COMTE | October 1, 2007 9:36 PM

Jocelyn Wildenstein wants her chin back.

Posted by matthew fisher wilder | October 1, 2007 10:10 PM

@33 I'd agree with you, but after '08, we own this country again.

Posted by Gitai | October 1, 2007 10:43 PM

"Would you like to touch my monkey? Touch her! Touch my monkey!" -DIETER

Sprockets (Saturday Night Live)
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Sprockets was a recurring fictional West German television talk show skit created by actor, writer and comedian Mike Myers for the American sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. Myers played Dieter (based on a real person who Myers met in art college), a bored, disaffected West German expressionist and minimalist who would interview celebrities in whom he was barely interested and always bring the discussion around to his "limited" monkey Klaus. The sketch made fun of German art culture in the 1980s. Appearing asexual or effeminate, Myers' costume consisted of tight black leotards; round, wire-rimmed glasses, and slicked-back hair. The show itself featured, most notably, a section entitled "Germany's Most Disturbing Home Videos," which showcased scenes of old men's heads spinning around, or dying cats and ANTS!! etc.

The theme song for the sketch as heard on SNL is Kraftwerk's 1986 song Electric Café. The track was sped up by playing the 33⅓ rpm album at 45 rpm, then it was remixed.

Some later skits featured Dieter outside of his talk show environment starring in parodies of game shows, TV dance parties, and art films.

The sketch was to be made into a film in 2000, featuring Myers and David Hasselhoff, but abandoned after Mike Myers became dissatisfied with his own script using a script-approval clause in his contract. This resulted in a major lawsuit against Myers for breach of contract.[citation needed] Myers has said that he would one day like to make the film, however.

[edit] Quotes and catch-phrases
"I am filled with anticipation (remorse), and it is most delicious."
"I am so filled with anticipation (remorse), that my genitals have sucked up into my body cavity."
"Would you like to touch my monkey? Touch him! Touch my monkey!"
"His agony was gorgeous. I need to be slapped."
"Berühre meinen Affen. Liebe meinen Affen-monkey!" (Touch my ape. Love my ape-monkey!)
"Now is the time on Sprockets when we dance."
"It was Twyla Tharp, or was it Vic Tayback, who once said of him: 'He is dance'."
"It had a good beat and was easy to dance to; I give it a fourteen."
"Now I am as happy as a little girl!" (spoken while pinching the fabric of his shirt at the nipples and pulling it away from his body)
"Sadly, Klaus is limited. But he is beautiful, is he not?"
"Your story (questions, setup, et al) has become tiresome."
"I appreciate a warm hand on my opening."
"Karl-Heinz, you are beautiful and angular; and if you were a gas, you'd be inert."
"I am emotionally obliterated."
"Gregor Voss, your presence intimidates me to the point of humiliation. Would you care to strike me?"
"Textures intrigue me."
"I would have liked to have seen you play Eddie completely covered in sores."
"I simply adore Lego. They are like a thousand toys in one."
"Why is it that the truly brilliant are doomed to a life of obscurity, surrounded by a sea of mediocrity, only to end up covered by sores in a pool of their own filth? Oh well, the beat goes on."
"You have disturbed me almost to the point of insanity...There. I am insane now."
"Whore. Nun. Whorenun."
"Your anger is delicious."
"I feel spent, like a man who is forced to wear his genitals around his neck like a pendant."
"That book (film, poem, et al) pulls down my pants and taunts me. But not in a mean-spirited way."
"In your film, Irritant #4, the only two images were a baby's head and a toilet. Did you mean for me to scream?"
"That book (film, poem, et al) looks at me when I'm naked and calls its friends."

Posted by John Lewis-Dickerson | October 1, 2007 11:00 PM

undiplomatic and very bad form to wear a red jacket at a remembrance day for the 56 revolution

Posted by Chasm | October 2, 2007 12:44 AM


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Posted by zoe | October 2, 2007 1:01 AM

Welcome back, Fnarf.

Posted by Gabriel | October 2, 2007 1:17 AM

I love Photoshop, but not zoe the spamster.

Posted by Will in Fremont | October 2, 2007 1:27 AM

I would not have been surprised if she really did show up at the Folsom Street Fair this year !

Posted by Lenny | October 2, 2007 4:34 AM

That's one angry tranny.

Posted by arandomdude | October 2, 2007 5:30 AM

You gotta click on the link. The Daily Toilet (seriously, you would not believe how appalling the Daily Mail is, and the Daily Express is worse) has a larger photo, and her makeup makes her look like she's covered in bruises.

She's uglier than Alice B. Toklas, and while there's no shame in that, it should make one consider one's wardrobe and styling choices just a little. One would think.

Sorry about the car parts, Lloyd. Considering that our luggage got home two days after we did, and was apparently stored in a pool of water during that time, they probably would have come out all rusted and corroded, or as they say in England, "factory original condition".

Why? For the food, of course. I had a plate of "beef curry" in Blackpool that defied description.

Posted by Fnarf | October 2, 2007 6:00 AM

Her outfit is also at odds with her body language. This pose is so, "Tee-hee! I'm a good, good, little girly!" And then she spews, "I HATE ALL IRANIANS! AAARRRGH!" Scary.

Posted by miss_m | October 2, 2007 6:34 AM

@15 OMG YES! IT is the Desert Peach!!! I haven't thought of that comic in years!

Posted by Al | October 2, 2007 7:52 AM

Welcome back, Fnarf. Shake off the jet lag, though, buddy. Car parts make me feel crazy. I don't know how to assemble them. They should always already be properly attached to the car.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | October 2, 2007 8:26 AM

davey havok is in the bush administration?

Posted by jon | October 2, 2007 9:01 AM

How come such a jewish bushist mad cow may insult 60 mio Iranians without being brought to justice (or better delivered to Mahmoud for his private dinner).

Posted by Jeep | October 2, 2007 10:09 AM

Debra Cagan is Jewish? Or is it you who's an anti-semite, Jeep old chum?

Posted by Fnarf | October 2, 2007 10:21 AM

Hey Fnarf, goog guy.
Don't mix all. I just say who are the warmongers. If they are - not few - Jews is it my fault ? BTW, How can we call Cagan ? antimuslim ? anti-iranian ? is it better ?

Posted by jeep | October 2, 2007 10:53 AM

Holly mierda!! Jeane Kirpatrick's corpse! These neo-cons will do anything to bring back their idols.

The iron cross is scary.

Posted by SeMe | October 2, 2007 11:18 AM

Nice shot but not, NOT, from England.

She'sin Hungary in 2005.

Google is your friend.

Posted by vanderleun | October 2, 2007 11:33 AM

Now, the fact that they went to so much trouble to include an inflammatory and out-of-context pic just makes me doubt the whole story.
Not that she's much less scary elsewhere.

Posted by chi type | October 2, 2007 12:14 PM

Pic exists nevertheless and the monster too !
Insane to tell such hatred against a whole people. Imagine an US departement officer saying : "I hate Jews" !! Good luck for the future.

Posted by Jeep | October 2, 2007 1:05 PM

Isn't she like the pot calling the kettle black?

Posted by Jo | October 2, 2007 1:14 PM

Maybe she means she hates Iranian blood, as it doesn't agree with her vampire stomach.

Posted by Bont | October 2, 2007 2:18 PM


Posted by austin powers | October 3, 2007 7:23 AM

It's Ann Coulter in drag?

Posted by ArmySlut | October 3, 2007 8:34 AM

Another said: "She is very forceful and some of my colleagues were intimidated by her muscular style."


Posted by ArmySlut | October 3, 2007 8:51 AM

Hi to Debra
I heard your insult to Iranians.
You are a very stupid person to say such things to a nation. I am sure all Hungarian people are nice and kind, except you dummy!

Posted by chatterbox | October 3, 2007 1:08 PM

Wow! I haven't seen Debra in nearly 20 years, since she left her job as a Soviet analyst with DIA's J2 to take a position at State. I'd heard she was back in the Pentagon since 2005. Jeez, she's lost a lot of weight. A lot. I admire the dedication and discipline it takes for Debra, with her "big bone frame" to look that thin. The outfit is, indeed, "office Goth." She always was smart as a whip and very ambitious, but her diet of Loyal Bushie Kool-Aide is very disturbing.

Posted by Rick | October 6, 2007 6:39 PM

Of course she hates all Iranian, becouse every Iranian are more perty than her, I never saw any one more ugly than her, I think more than any thing she hate her self

Posted by mitra | October 7, 2007 9:50 AM

This S/M whitch hates all Iranians !?
Maybe because Iranians do not submit themselves to her "treatment" !
My advice to Debra the Sado Queen :
Go and fuck yourself and afterwards hang yourself with your Iron Cross!

Posted by XERXES | October 7, 2007 8:45 PM

This story was reported in Britain about a woman called Debra Cagan telling some British MPs that she hated all Iranians. The British MPs were labour MPs. The British Labour party is a left wing party that hates the right wing Bush administration and will do anything to demonise it. Although I do have to admit the picture of this Debra Cagan in her red leather jacket is bizarre

Posted by ABrit | October 12, 2007 4:43 PM

Bush awarded her the Iran Cross!

Posted by georgepwebster | October 15, 2007 2:36 AM

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