Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Obama Beats Romney... At Insulting the British

Yesterday, our friend Ducky, fresh from the liberal echo chamber full of cawing boobies and nattering nuthatches, spouted the propaganda of the day:  Mitt Romney has insulted the British!

It laughable.  First off, the British reaction was typically British.  They love flaming and lampooning others, especially when they perceive a slight, and most especially when it's from a foreigner, and it is truly rich when they can have fun at America's expense.  So it's all very understandable.

Romney had his CEO hat on and provided a hard-eyed analysis when he should have merely given a positive, politically-correct pablum-filled platitude, but it's hardly an earth-shattering insult.  You should read what the British press was saying leading up to the games.

Here is what the GOP presidential hopeful said:
"It's hard to know just how well [the 2012 London Olympics] will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting. The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging." (TNR)
The Obama fangirls in the press dutifully fanned the flames of manufactured outrage.  It was not a gaffe.  It wasn't an insult either, but Prime Minister Cameron's riposte was: "Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere."

Cameron's bombast was a return-volley wrought up with all the high dudgeon of a slighted third-world potentate who knows the heady days are over but still clings to the flotsam and jetsam of pride and faded glory.

You want to see what insulting the British looks like? 

Here are just a few of the many examples.  And keep in mind, the highly intelligent Barack Hussein Obama committed these stumbles, gaffes and contumelies with the benefit of foreign policy advisers and a protocol staff:
1. Siding with Argentina over the Falkland Islands

4. Betraying Britain to appease Moscow over the New START Treaty

6. Throwing Churchill out of the Oval Office, and then lying about it
7. Placing a “boot on the throat” of BP

8. DVDs for the Prime Minister

9. Insulting words from the State Department

A State Department official said,

"There’s nothing special about Britain. You’re just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn’t expect special treatment."
10. Confusing England with Great Britain

Perhaps less of an insult than an embarrassing indictment of Barack Obama’s Columbia and Harvard education, the president’s extraordinarily ignorant response to the storming of the British Embassy in Tehran last November, dubbing it the “English” Embassy, was the kind of elementary mistake that would have had America’s liberal press howling with derision had it been made a few years earlier by George W. Bush.
So clearly, Obama is the master of ignorant gaffes and bald-faced insults to Great Britain.


80 comments:

jez said...

None of these insults are a big deal, neither Romney's nor Cameron's nor Obamas'.

"Siding with Argentina over the Falkland Islands"

I can see why you would. Aside from the population of Falklands wishing to be British, it's hard to find arguments in favour of supporting us. I don't know whether you're better off focusing on the emerging South American powers than us lot, it's certainly not a no-brainer that it should be us.

"Betraying Britain to appease Moscow over the New START Treaty"

Does anyone consider our nuclear capability to be credible anyway? This is dead information. If some diplomatic headway was made with it, then good, probably.

"Throwing Churchill out of the Oval Office"

non story.

"Placing a “boot on the throat” of BP"

Despite its name, BP is not particularly British.

"DVDs for the Prime Minister"

At least Gordon Brown might have been allowed to keep them, unlike most diplomatic gifts!
But yes, the opportunity to choose something with symbolic value was lost.

"There’s nothing special about Britain. You’re just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn’t expect special treatment."

I can respect the honesty much more than I can disingenuous platitudes such as those offered to France.

"Confusing England with Great Britain"

Understandable: England's the best bit.

Silverfiddle said...

Jez: Did you go read the article?

I appreciate your personal opinion, but some of these things, according to polling anyway, did roil the waters over your way.

And siding with Argentina gets us nothing. Those people hate us. It's pandering at the expense of allies. I don't like it.

Always On Watch said...

Speaking of insulting Great Britain....Not exactly earth-shattering, but today I couldn't keep from posting about the missing Churchill bust and the White House's obfuscation and lying. Sheesh.

The Brits and the Welsh didn't take kindly to their queen being pawed by the Obamas on the Obamas' first visit there. Remember that one? I have a few UK friends, and they were appalled at the breach of protocol. The queen doesn't expect to be treated that way -- particularly in her own house.

Darth Bacon said...

The answer to your question is yes, Obama the Affirmative Action President is winning the race in insulting his opponent. The big difference is in character and Obama is winning there, he's got plenty of that mean spirited, leftist, evil Marxist, arrogance in his ignorant pea head.
Whereas the Democrats/Liberals are constantly blaming George Bush for everything including hurricane Katrina Bush never insulted Democrats, none of them, whereas Obama is completely comfortable insulting and criticizing any and all Republicans and everyone that even may be his opponent, he should be known as the Wanda Sykes of Washington.

Didn’t he insult is own grandmother as well as the entire white race with that typical white people remark?
And how about his insulting the Jewish people by talking on the phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with his feet were up on the desk. And calling Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a pain in the ass.
And by publicly scolding the Supreme Court! Obama wins by a landslide.

conservativesonfire said...

You left out Obama standing up and making a toast to the Queen while "God Save the Queen" was being played. Not cool.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"In response to an inquiry from Mediaite, the British Embassy wrote: "The bust of Sir Winston Churchill, by Sir Jacob Epstein, was lent to the George W. Bush administration from the UK's Government Art Collection, for the duration of the Presidency. When that administration came to an end so did the loan; the bust now resides in the British Ambassador's Residence in Washington D.C. The White House collection has its own Epstein bust of Churchill, which President Obama showed to Prime Minister Cameron when he visited the White House in March.

The British embassy offered to let Obama keep the bust in the Oval Office for another four years; Obama preferred a bust of Abraham Lincoln instead. Some in the British press considered Obama's decision an insult.

Pfeiffer has added an update to his original blog post. There is no apology or admission of a mistake but he does claim to provide "some additional info." The bust lent to the White House during the George W. Bush administration was returned, Pfeiffer admits, "as is common practice at the end of every presidency."

"The idea put forward by Charles Krauthammer and others that President Obama returned the Churchill bust or refused to display the bust because of antipathy towards the British is completely false and an urban legend that continues to circulate to this day,"


SOURCE

So the new American president chose to display, in the Oval Office, a bust of our most revered American president over a British Prime Minister, [a Churchill bust is STILL in the WH] and the GOPers are still pooping green bricks over this?

Do you guys seriously understand how nuts that is? If Mr. Obama had retained the loaned Churchill bust instead of honoring an American president, you would have gone beserk over that as well.

BTW, SF, no matter what you put up about Mr. Obama's gaffe's nothing tops a politician who goes to a country and insults it. Try to make this a "Obama Did It TOO!" argument, and it won't fly. Mr. Obama never generated the outrage that Mr. Romeny has. And I believe that's the reason you won't let this go.

Interesting try, though.

jez said...

The fact is that BP is a multinational owned as much by Americans as it is by the British (40% each). So Obama's hard words applied as much to the American owners and controllers as it did to the British ones. It doesn't matter if polls show that British people took personal umbrage; that umbrage was taken in ignorance of the above.

Silverfiddle said...

Jez: All well and good, but I refer you to the poll of what the British people thought of the action.

Shaw: If you really believe what Romney did was an insult, then I can understand why you take offense so easily.

Pfeiffer lied about the bust, complete with a disingenuous picture, and he got caught doing it. Red handed. He's an exemplar Obama administration minion.

It is telling that you willingly parrot the party line, shifting from "the the Churchill bust," given by PM Blair, to "a Churchill bust."

Gotta watch those progressive folks! They're crafty devils.

(and no, I'm not calling you Satanic, shaw. "Crafty devil" is am idiom).

And it is laugh out loud laughable that you really think Romney's ill-considered remark outweighs all of Obama's bumbling stupidity and ignorant boorishness?

Really? One remark by a candidate is worse than all of that tomfoolery by a sitting president? Really?

You are over the edge. Are you the new Obama Girl, since the original one abandoned him?

Really Shaw, you're damaging your credibility now.

jez said...

It's a poll highlighting the stupidity and ignorance of the British, that's all.

Mind you, I don't put it past Obama to take advantage of the stupidity and ignorance of the Americans who enjoyed hearing what they thought was Obama telling us off.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"And it is laugh out loud laughable that you really think Romney's ill-considered remark outweighs all of Obama's bumbling stupidity and ignorant boorishness?"--Silverfiddle

No, SF. You're forgetting some of Conservativedom's leading lights think so as well. As did the British Prime Minister and the Mayor of London. And the British people.

And so now you've been reduced to finding "meaning" in my use of "a" and "the?"

Man, that IS digging to make a point.

But I still contend that Mr. Romney's "Romneyshambles" has hit home hard, otherwise you wouldn't be trying to throw more dirt at the situation in order to deflect from the mess Romeny created for himself.

The rest of your comment to me was cute, though. Damaging MY credibility because I have a different opinion.

Cute.

Always On Watch said...

Shaw,
Did you note the tone and language used in the White House Blog post before the update was added? See it HERE.

Word games, too. Or an honest mistake. But if the latter, why no coming clean about an honest mistake?

And check out this video. So much sneering and derisiveness. Unseemly, IMO.

Shaw Kenawe said...

AOW and SF,

This happened almost 4 years ago, and as jz sees it, of no importance whatsoever.

As I noted, IMO, the only reason for SF's bringing up this old news--funny he called my current post old news today, hmmm--is probably because it damaged Mr. Romney, and SF feels he has to even the attack by dredging up "The Winston Churchill Bust Scandal!"

It is a bit "tarsome."

Silverfiddle said...

Shaw, the white house did play word games on the bust, and so did you.

Now, what about the other nine insults committed by President Obumbles.

The English Embassy? This from the smartest man to ever hold the presidency?

And I'm not throwing dirt, but putting it all in context. Something the progressive Obama worshipers don't want, because in context, Obama looks even worse.

Jack Camwell said...

It's awesome when someone speaking his mind and giving his honest opinion based on his own experience and the lamenting of the British press is considered a "gaffe."

I can't wait to see how many people rush to downplay all of Obama's slights against Britain just to show how mean spirited and gaffetastic Romney is.

The whole thing is stupid anyway, because every head of state of every country thinks that their respective country is better than everyone else's. Not much has changed in that regard since the late 19th and early 20th century, I'm afraid.

Silverfiddle said...

Jack: I agree with you that the whole thing is stupid.

And you need to look no further than Shaw and her liberal confreres to see the tendentious acrobatics they go through to ignore Obama's gross ignorance and blatant stupidity when acting on the world stage.

Steve said...

SF said,
" I agree with you that the whole thing is stupid"
So SF makes it even dumber by writing this post.
Never underestimate Republiscums ability to make a dumb issue, even dumber.

Silverfiddle said...

Well Steve, we are talking about Obama...

Steve said...

No we are talking your post, which is a childish attempt to distract from the point, that your candidate, is a classless jerk hurting our relations with countries around the world. Face it SF, Romney has all but killed his own chances at getting elected, by showing how stupid he is.

Ducky's here said...

The criticism of Romney's gaffe started in Britain. The British press right down the line from The Guardian to The Daily Telegraph told him to stuff it.

Rather than playing the silly straw man game with Obama you would be better served noting what a tin ear Romney has and how he depends so much on this "saved the Olympics" nonsense for credibility.

He didn't save the Olympics. He merely stepped in to resolve a corruption scandal and handed out government money to many of the same people who got him tapped in the first place. A real private enterprise guy, huh?

But look over there, Obama ...

The pure stinky cheese, Silverfiddle.

Ducky's here said...

... also, what you fail to notice is that Romney found no support even among the conservatives in Britain which might tell you, if you were paying attention, that Romney is seen as part of the American loony right which has lost support as Obama is seen to be closer to European conservatism.

Z said...

http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2012/07/30/new-tv-ad-olympic-athletes-mitt-romney-brought-huge-sense-hope

SF, nice to see Olympians from the Utah experience supporting Romney for all he did for them...some surplus money is being spent on athletes even today.
There was federal funding brought in because of the terrorism threat; something that made total sense, of course.

I guess NONE of your links quite made a dent re the truth about the Winston Churchill bust. Then, after fighting the truth via several comments, the conversation dissolves to "but that was four years ago" :-)

Shaw Kenawe said...

No, no Z. Please do continue with your outrage over a bronze statue.

And trying to prove that somehow Mr. Obama is anti-American, a foreigner, and a suspicious character because he chose a bust of revered American President Lincoln over British Priminister Churchill for the Oval Office, and relocated Churchill's bust elsewhere in the White House.

Please, please do continue to tell us how awful this is.

And shame on those of us who see it as a tempest in a tea bag.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Oh, and here.

You can borrow my pearls to clutch!

Darth Bacon said...

Steve are u talking about that classless Jerk from Kenya in your comment?

Z said...

Shaw... I know....Obama didn't mean anything about the Churchill bust the British Government had given AMERICA (not HIM), and there are no other pedestals for the Lincoln bust so Winston had to GO BACK, not be put anywhere else. I get that.
Thanks.

Silverfiddle said...

This is a presidential campaign, so we compare candidates and their accomplishments.

When it comes to insulting the British, Obama has done way more than Romney, one of the few accomplishment comparisons his O-ness wins against Romney.

"Look over there?"

Obama's whole reelection campaign strategy depends upon distracting people from his disastrous record.

Shaw: You are obfuscating. It's not the bust, it's the fact that Obama's spokesmouth lied about it and got caught, but you get a gold star for toeing the party line.

The bust is one of the lesser of the insults Obama dealt to the Brits.

Ducky: I've already addressed the British press. Unlike ours, they still have teeth, and they enjoy going after people, especially Americans. It's great sport over there, and their treatment of Romney was hardly unprecedented. He's American and conservative (by their standards) so they go extra hard on him. Big deal.

The British conservatives didn't defend him?

Are you so ignorant to expect that they would? Why? They have no solidarity with him, but rather with their own country.

Also, as any casual reader of history knows, British conservatives are by no means pro-American, and they have little in common with conservatives in the US.

So nice try, but you struck out.

Ducky's here said...

This is really so z.

Faux news goes on about a Romney political ad by a skater who would have no more idea than a bag of hammers about the back door corruption that was taking place.

She goes on about something close to "hope and change".
But a political ad is bound to be gospel.

z, I'd take Shaw up on the pearls offer. Yours must be pretty worn by now.

Z said...

Ducky, sorry, but it's not a FOX news thing, it's just the truth.
But, I know...and will try to remember: NOTHING Conservatives can do is ever right, Romney did nothing to get those Olympics out of trouble, and Obama is the KING. We're getting that.

You and SHaw are very much alike. I'm so sorry.

Ducky's here said...

Romney did nothing to get those Olympics out of trouble

----
Not exactly.
There was a huge corruption scandal and Romney was is a Mormon with political connections so he was the guy to get the FEDERAL money to pass out to his Utah buddies.

Now if being the designated bag man makes you the savior of the Olympics then your values are more upside down than I thought.

But it's FAUX News so it's The Truth. Man, the open minds of the fringe right.

Ducky's here said...

DVDs for the Prime Minister

----
I don't know why a selection of the best of American film isn't a reasonable gift, since these are largely symbolic anyway.

As for the Region code --- I suspect the Prime Minister has a region free player that mounts anything. I know I do.

Hack said...

You forgot the thoughtful gift to the Queen of an ipod pre synced with Obama speeches.

Z said...

Ducky, really" Suddenly you think there is a "best of American film"? That's a laugh...if it's not foreign, you don't usually approve..not cerebral enough.
I hope THE SOUND OF MUSIC wasn't included, you'd really have a fit.

And, no, Ducky, I think we both know that it's not just FOX who thought Romney did the fantastic job he did. But, keep plugging..!!

Boy, you people are ANGRY, aren't you :-)

Hack..you're right. That bunch of his greatest speeches didn't go over well, either. Except with the left. .."Gee, now the Queen has a collection JUST LIKE MINE! Oh BOY oh BOY" :-)

Silverfiddle said...

Z: No kidding. Ducky craps all over popular and beloved American cinema in favor of dark indies no one has heard of...

Until his man Obama decides to give them as gifts, then he turns into an Obama fanboy, defending his messiah's global foolishness.

Shaw Kenawe said...

SF: "When it comes to insulting the British, Obama has done way more than Romney, one of the few accomplishment comparisons his O-ness wins against Romney."

In your universe, not anyone else's.

Here's what really, really matters:

Britains leaders and its people think Romeny is a twit. And they don't like him.

That's the bare bones in this discussion. Ducky pointed out the media reports on the Romneyshambles, and yet all you do is stamp your foot and say "Obama Did It Too!"

Obama made gaffes. But the British seem to understand the difference between gaffes and supercilious speech. What Mr. Obama did is former; Romney engages in the latter.

Why don't you go over to Britain and tell them how wrong they are about Romney. Explain to them how much more of a regular guy Mr. Romney is than is Mr. Obama, and that his $77,000 tax deduction for his dancing horse is what a typical regular guy gets on his taxes.

Silverfiddle said...

Fortunately for Mr. Romney, the election is held here in the US, but I'm sure the democrats would get those lefty Brits on our voter rolls if they could.

As I've already said, this is an election and we make comparisons.

Obama's blunders are worse and more numerous.

Only one hopelessly blinded by the Hype and Changle could maintain otherwise.

Even with Obama's 4 years as president, Mitt Romney is still more experienced and better prepared to be president.

Ducky's here said...

David Cameron is a lefty, Silver?

Gee who knew.

Silverfiddle said...

So where did I say that, Canardo?

Ducky's here said...

@Silverfiddle -- but I'm sure the democrats would get those lefty Brits on our voter rolls if they could

Steve said...

So where are all The American headlines from newspapers and other media that Obama insulted foreign countries, or that Americans are mad at Obama for insulting foreign countries?
Even FOX and Kraut boy have slammed Romney for his stupid behavior abroad.
Watching the real (classless idiot) Romney travel around is much funnier than your lame attempt to falsely accuse Obama of the same international stupidity.
You are an extremist. You are the ONLY one who thinks Obama is dissing other countries, except for the other troglodytes in your club.

viburnum said...

Steve: "You are the ONLY one who thinks Obama is dissing other countries, ..."

You might want to check with the Poles on that one. Or the Israelis

Silverfiddle said...

Ducky: That refers to those Brits who are supposedly so offended by Romney's comment.

Steve: I can't help it if you can't read. A little googling will produce the headlines you're looking for, although Obama's press lapdogs made much less of him selling out the UK to Russia than it has this kerfuffle.

But anything to take attention away from this dismal president who has Nixon's honesty and Carter's competence.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Even with Obama's 4 years as president, Mitt Romney is still more experienced and better prepared to be president."


Really?

Obama's experience: 7 years Illinois state senator, US senate 2005 to his election to POTUS. POTUS for 4 years.

Romney: 4 years governor of Massachusetts.

If Romney is elected, he will be the president with the least amount of political experience ever to win the presidency.

Business experience? George W. Bush and Herber Hoover were businessguys too.

Steve said...

Which Israeli? The Israeli leader who just yesterday said Obama was the best friend Israel had in the White House ever?

Silverfiddle said...

Viburnum: We're dealing with ideological goose-steppers blinded by the Hopium and Changle

One ill-timed comment by a candidate is way worse than a pile of insulting and ignorant excrement from a sitting president.

Michael Savage is right: Liberalism is a mental disorder

Shaw Kenawe said...

"You might want to check with the Poles on that one. Or the Israelis"

The Solidarity Poles do NOT like Mitt and did not welcome him in Poland. Mitt is anti-Union for chrissake!

I have at the top of my blog a video where two very prominent Israeli leaders praise Mr. Obama for what he's done for Israel. The Israelis who don't like Mr. Obama are on the same political spectrum as the Americans who don't like him: The far right.

But they don't vote here in America either.

And American Jewish people overwhelmingly support Mr. Obama.

Silverfiddle said...

If Romney is elected, he will be the president with the least amount of political experience ever to win the presidency.

Only a Beantown liberal could consider that a bad thing.

Steve said...

Right, now Obama is worse than Nixon.
Keep showing your stupidity.
Thanks for the laugh.

Bush was the only president to hold an MBA. He led us to the biggest financial crisis since Hoover/Coolidge.

Silverfiddle said...

So brushing aside Israelis, Poles and Brits, we're back to who has amassed more insults and ignorant statements, and Obummer and Gaffmaster Joe take the prize.

Silverfiddle said...

He led us to the biggest financial crisis since Hoover/Coolidge.

No, that was Clinton's fault.

See how easy you guy's ignorant little political team sport game is to play?

Now, unless you can come up with more than 10 ways Romney insulted the British. You lose!

Steve said...

Change the subject again. Did you learn that tactic from Rove?

Steve said...

A LOSER (you) is one who has to make up lies to make a ridiculous point.

Steve said...

It's the "low effort" thought Shaw proof was highlighting.

Shaw Kenawe said...

SF: "Michael Savage is right: Liberalism is a mental disorder."

Silverfiddle, you're welcome to come here and comment. I think I've been a courteous hostess to you.

I don't think you need to come into my "home" and call me mentally ill because I don't agree with you.

You are obviously angry over this. Don't take it out on me or anyone else here by making stupid remarks.

This is from the guy you admire so much and who thinks liberalism is a "mental disorder:"

"Back when America was still moral and whole, our meatballs were big, soft, and tasty. Today, thanks mainly to the Demoncats, the libs, and the Commu-Nazis who rule the courts, America's meatballs are small, hard, and tasteless. In other words, we have replicated the Swedish meatball, which is what socialism brings."

Brilliant. Want better meatballs? Vote for Romney!

This is the guy Silverfiddle admires.

But liberals have a mental disorder.

Jeebus!

Shaw Kenawe said...

No matter how insistant SF in blustering his way through these comments, the fact remains that Ronmney is perceived as clumsy and a twit and insulting.

SF has tried with all his might to change the subject and blame Mr. Obama.

Doesn't matter. Romeny's been defined as a snobby twit who's prone to embarrassing mistakes.

And though he and Mr. Obama are pretty much tied in the popular vote, Mr. Obama crushes Mr. Romney in the likability category.

No one likes a snobby twit who won't release his tax returns because they may show he hasn't paid taxes in 10 years!

viburnum said...

Steve; "The Israeli leader who just yesterday said Obama was the best friend Israel had in the White House ever?"

Have a name an a source for that Steve?

Ducky's here said...

Better yet, viburnum, point out something he's done that has gone counter to Israeli expansion.

Ducky's here said...

@Shaw -- Romney: 4 years governor of Massachusetts.

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And for the civilians here let's explain that in Massachusetts the Speaker of the House (at least until the grand jury convenes) runs the show.

viburnum said...

Shaw: "The Solidarity Poles do NOT like Mitt and did not welcome him in Poland."

It would seem at least one did.

http://blogs.wsj.com/emergingeurope/2012/07/31/walesa-gives-romney-strong-endorsement/

Ducky's here said...

@z --- I hope THE SOUND OF MUSIC wasn't included, you'd really have a fit.

-----
Absolutely. Terrible sappy film especially from the nation that developed the musical after Rene Claire introduced it in France. Although there are some here who might prefer Al Jolson singing in black face to "Le Million" and would credit American film.

But I would certainly include the American musical -- Top Hat, Singing in the Rain, Funny Face, West Side Story but no, not that Julie Andrews schlock.

Steve said...

All your supposed proof that are just lies, no surprise you don't know what is ACTUALLY going on .
Google it lazy, slow thinker.

viburnum said...

Ducky: "...point out something he's done that has gone counter to Israeli expansion.

Before the election? Not a chance. He's in enough trouble with that particular demographic already.

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/07/25/obama-buyers-remorse-not-about-sheldonadelson-jewish-vote-obama/

viburnum said...

Steve: "Google it"

I did and only found that statement in the article above that I linked for Ducky.

q.v. "...the president and his surrogates have been working overtime to persuade Jews to accept the dubious assertion that he is the best friend Israel has ever had in the White House. "

And I suppose that's not really Lech Walesa either?

Leticia said...

Silver, no matter how many times you give the truth regarding the Left's precious president they are going disagree.

The man has made a complete ass of himself and I still shutter about his behavior in front of the Queen. I would have crawled into a corner somewhere.

He's embarrassed us long enough.

Silverfiddle said...

the fact remains that Ronmney is perceived as clumsy and a twit and insulting.

And so's your Obama, and he's president, so his stupidity is a danger to our nation.

And Shaw, this is my blog, in case you've lost track. I imagine your head is spinning trying to defend the indefensible.

Silverfiddle said...

@ Shaw Silverfiddle, you're welcome to come here and comment.

That's gracious of you... Since it's my blog!

... call me mentally ill because I don't agree with you.

I didn't quote Doc Savage because I disagree with you.

I did it because you persist in the ludicrous notion that one minor slip by a presidential candidate is more serious than ten documented ones by a sitting president.

But then, you and Steve voted for Obama, and that explains much.

Silverfiddle said...

Well, it's been a good day here. We've accomplished a few things.

We've got liberals making absurd statements contradictory to documented facts, and we've flushed out Ducky as the Obama lover that he is.

Finntann said...

@"Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere."

Cameron's bombast was a return-volley wrought up with all the high dudgeon of a slighted third-world potentate.

Uhh... have you ever been to Salt Lake City? ;)

Shaw: He said President Obama “started his Presidency by returning to the British Embassy the bust of Winston Churchill that had graced the Oval Office.”

This is 100% false. The bust still in the White House. In the Residence. Outside the Treaty Room.

While the bust is definitely old news, lying about it is definitely current events.

And he did lie... read the quote from the WH. The bust of Winston Churchill that graced the oval office was indeed returned to the 'English' Embassy.

So enlighten us, what in Krauthammer's statement was false?

Now, what part of Pfeiffer's statement is true?

Ducky: "I suspect the Prime Minister has a region free player that mounts anything. I know I do."

That....could be taken more than one way.

Cheers!

Z said...

SF "we've flushed out Ducky as the Obama lover that he is."
That's been the most fun to watch, no doubt about it. Thanks for the great post! :-)

Shaw Kenawe said...

Yes. Interesting day when we have the conservatives going apeshyte over where a statue of Churchill is placed in the White House as an indication of how unAmerican the POTUS is!

LOL!

Shaw Kenawe said...

"SF "we've flushed out Ducky as the Obama lover that he is."
That's been the most fun to watch, no doubt about it. Thanks for the great post! :-)"

Yes. Isn't it amusing for an American to support his/her American president, while you and SF diligently work to tear America's president down.

Your patriotism is inspiring.

Yay America!

Silverfiddle said...

Shaw: this is the third time I'm telling you this. The matter of the bust is that Obama's spokesmouth lied about it and got caught. And you liberal Obama worshipers cheer it on, but then progressive governments are allowed to lie for the good of the progressive state, right?

And since you probably didn't know, Ducky maintains a sour disposition towards all, insisting he doesn't like Obama. So much for that charade.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Whatever.

Finntann said...

MMMmmm Crow, don't it taste good.

White House Aide Pfeiffer Apologizes For Churchill Bust Controversy.

“I take your criticism seriously and you are correct that you are owed an apology,” Pfeiffer wrote Krauthammer.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/white-house-aide-pfeiffer-apologizes-for-churchill-bust-controversy/

Now, can we be done with this silliness? It does a disservice to a great man who was, at least once, esteemed enough to be proclaimed an Honorary Citizen of the United States by the Senate and House of Representatives, and signed into law by President Kennedy.

Give the man some credit, at least he had the decency to use the HMS Resolute Desk and the HMS Gannet penholder (Which by the way is what Brown gave Obama when Obama gave him those DVDs).

Cheers!

Liberalmann said...

Romney got tens of millions of taxpayers money and bought 10 times as much land as was needed...and turned around and sold it to developer friends. This is one of the reasons he won't release his tax documents.

Finntann said...

Uh, yeah, right.

Mustang said...

Romney got tens of millions of taxpayers money and bought 10 times as much land as was needed...and turned around and sold it to developer friends. This is one of the reasons he won't release his tax documents.

Amazing.

And people claim there are no aliens from outer-space.

Silverfiddle said...

@ Mustang: LOL! :)

Finn: Thanks for the good news!

Rita said...

See how nice and tolerant the Obama-ites are? They tell SF he's welcome to comment on his own blog and then reminds him they have been a good hostess.

jez said...

What makes me angriest in this whole thread is the matter of region-restricted DVDs. If anything drives otherwise honest customers to piracy, it's dick moves like that.

Silverfiddle said...

Yeah, I don't get that either. As if it even slows down the pirates...