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Romney: “England [sic] is a tiny island that makes stuff no one wants”

Via: Foreign Policy

Mitt Romney has already gotten in a ‘spot of trouble’ in London for suggesting that Britain may not be quite ready to host the Olympic Games. Romney has walked back his comments, but it’s not the first time the candidate has said some not-so-flattering things about the Sceptered Isle.

In his book, No Apology, he writes:

“England [sic] is just a small island. Its roads and houses are small. With few exceptions, it doesn’t make things that people in the rest of the world want to buy. And if it hadn’t been separated from the continent by water, it almost certainly would have been lost to Hitler’s ambitions. Yet only two lifetimes ago, Britain ruled the largest and wealthiest empire in the history of humankind. Britain controlled a quarter of the earth’s land and a quarter of the earth’s population.”

http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/07/26/romney_book_britain_is_a_tiny_island_that_makes_stuff_nobody_wants

Romney, jus’ keeping “the special relationship, special”

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personal thought:

So when Romney visits Jeruslem, is he going to quote his idol, St. Ronnie, and say?

“Tear Down This Wall!

Man, I wouldn’t bet against it.

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July 27, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Romney | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Romney/Cameron – London Olympics

WILLARD ‘even dumber, than GW Bush’ ROMNEY:

“It’s hard to know just how well it will turn out,” he said of the games and the lapses in security that have surrounded them, “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.”

He also questioned British people’s willingness to embrace the Games.

“Do they come together and celebrate the Olympic moment?” he asked. “That’s something which we only find out once the Games actually begin.”

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U.K. Prime Mniinster, DAVID CAMERON:

“We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world.

Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere (Salt Lake City).”

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UPDATE:

London Mayor Boris Johnson called out Mitt  Romney during a rallying cry for the London Olympics, which begin  Friday.

According to The Daily Mail, Johnson spoke to a crowd of  about 60,000 at a concert that ended the Olympic torch relay and addressed  Romney’s comment to NBC’s Brian Williams last night that the preparations have  been “disconcerting.”

“There are some people coming from around the world who don’t yet  know if we are ready,” Johnson shouted.

“There’s a guy called Mitt Romney who wants to know whether we are  ready. Are we ready?”

Read more:

http://www.businessinsider.com/boris-johnson-mitt-romney-london-olympics-2012-games-david-cameron-2012-7#ixzz21mGMEOu5

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Related post:

The U.K. and the U.S. – “. . . the special relationship is special

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/aide-romney-values-anglo-saxon-white-ties/

 

July 27, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, President Obama, Romney | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Aide: Romney values ‘Anglo-Saxon’ (WHITE) ties

Via: UPI

Mitt  Romney would restore  an “Anglo-Saxon” touch to U.S.-British ties that  President Barack Obama doesn’t value, an aide said as Romney was to arrive in London.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee — who begins a weeklong trip  to Britain, Israel and Poland Wednesday — is better placed to understand the  “special relationship” (because he’s white) between the United States and Britain than Obama, whose  father was from Africa (because he’s black), the adviser told the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph in remarks the newspaper speculated might prompt accusations of racial  insensitivity (yeah, ya think?).

“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and [Romney] feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said, adding, “The [Obama] White House  didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have (SEE PHOTO).”

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Read more, HERE:

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2012/07/25/Aide-Romney-values-Anglo-Saxon-ties/UPI-62941343199600/#ixzz21cRg439I

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personal thought:

I spent ’04 and ’05 in the U.K., and the ‘anti-Americanism’ was very evident because many Brits felt the U.S. had suckered ‘Blair – the poodle’ into the war.

I believe for ther most part, I was able to convince them, I did NOT vote for Bush!

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July 25, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Charleston – Image Gallery

Via: First Time User

‘American woman teaching English boys to dance the Charleston.’

– Great Britain, 1925

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See more photos, HERE:

http://firsttimeuser.tumblr.com/tagged/Charleston

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You Tube – 1920’s The Charleston

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJC21zzkwoE

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July 18, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Olympics ‘slum camp’ – 10 to a room, 25 to each toilet, 75 to each shower

Via: Daily Mail

Cleaners at the Olympic Park are being housed ten to a room at a huge temporary compound.

The campsite in East London, hidden from public view, has 25 people sharing each toilet and 75 to each shower.

They sleep in portable cabins, some of which have been leaking in the rain.

And the bad weather has left the site flooded with stagnant water, forcing them to use abandoned crates as makeshift ‘stepping stones’ to move around the site.

Hundreds have come from abroad to work at the Olympics despite promises that the jobs would go to Londoners.

On arrival, some were horrified to be told there was no work for two weeks. But despite this, they were made to pay the cleaning company £18 a day in ‘rent’ to sleep in the overcrowded metal cabins, which works out at more than £550 a month.

Others who had come to the UK desperate for the jobs turned back, describing  the camp as ‘horrible’, with showers and toilets ‘filthy’ from over-use.

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Read more here, and yes it gets worse:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2174034/London-2012-Olympics-10-room-1-shower-75-people-Inside-slum-camp-Olympic-cleaners.html#ixzz20nmW6Jat

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July 18, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

(1 of 2) Wall Street Executives Believe Employees Need To Engage In Illegal Behavior To Succeed

Via: Think Progress

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In a survey of 500 senior executives in the United States and the UK:

26 percent of respondents said they had observed or had firsthand knowledge of wrongdoing in the workplace

– 24 percent said they believed financial services professionals may need to engage in unethical or illegal conduct to be successful.

16 percent of respondents said they would commit insider trading if they could get away with it

30 percent said their compensation plans created pressure to compromise ethical standards or violate the law.

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Read more, HERE:

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/07/10/513518/wall-street-illegal-survey/

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July 11, 2012 Posted by | Occupy Wall Street | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

This is a kinda/sorta shitty story, but here goes

‘Paul Moran, Northern Ireland Man, Tries To Turn Feces Into Gold, Ends Up In Jail’

Via: Huffington Post

The plan was to s!@# bricks — gold bricks.

Paul Moran hatched a scheme to get rich quick by turning his own feces into gold, according to authorities in Northern Ireland. But like King Midas himself, Moran might have flushed his life down the drain in pursuit of his golden dreams.

Moran’s attempts at alchemy crossed the line into arson when he set his apartment on fire after placing his feces on an electric heater, according to The Belfast Telegraph.

The 30-year-old resident of the town of Enniskillen reportedly caused nearly $4,800 in damages to his home.

Moran was charged with arson and endangering the lives of others. He was sentenced to three months in jail followed by one year on supervised release.

“Rather bizarrely you were attempting to make gold from human feces and waste products,” the judge stated, according to The Belfast Telegraph. “It was an interesting experiment to fulfill the alchemist’s dream, but wasn’t going to succeed.”

Moran’s lawyer reportedly stated that his client is a smart man who has suffered from a drug problem.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/21/paul-moran-tries-to-turn-feces-into-gold_n_1024363.html

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‘Turn SHIT into Gold’

Sounds like the Republican/Libertarian/Teabagger Party debates to me.

FAIL!

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October 22, 2011 Posted by | 2012, Cain, Gingrich, GOP morons, Perry, Romney, Ron Paul, Santorum, teabaggers | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exclusive footage (10 seconds) of Britain’s most laid-back rioter

Via: HappyPlace.com

‘All week, the streets of England have been overrun by scores of disgruntled British yobs, valiantly standin’ up for their God-given right ter hurl burnin’ wooden planks frough electronics store windows and ball of chalk wiv as many Blu-ray players as they can carry.

But the bloody blokes ‘oo still remember wot this protest is right about, like the chuffin’ man in this video, take a much more foughtful, subtle approach.’

Yer see that, guv? He’s not puttin’ up wiv yor garbage anymore.’

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http://www.happyplace.com/9654/footage-of-laid-back-british-rioter-pushing-over-trash-can

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August 12, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

London 2012

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August 11, 2011 Posted by | photoshop | , , , | Leave a comment

‘bloody hell!’ – London – Before and After

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August 10, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment