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Does Obama Know the Difference between Great Britain and England?
http://blog.heritage.org/2011/11/29/does-obama-know-the-difference-between-great-britain-and-england/ ^

Posted on 11/29/2011 5:37:22 PM PST by macquire

In a press conference this evening, the president referred in stumbling fashion to the “English Embassy” in Iran instead of the British Embassy. One can only imagine the kind of howls of derision that would greet any presidential contender if that kind of basic error were made before, say, the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. You can watch the video above. In case the president is unaware, England forms part of Great Britain, which also includes Scotland and Wales, though not Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. There is no such thing as an “English” embassy anywhere in the world, and there hasn’t been one for several centuries.

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Bet Bwian WaWaWilliams doesn't cover this tomorrow, eh?
1 posted on 11/29/2011 5:37:24 PM PST by macquire
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To: macquire

Both those countries speak American don’t they?


2 posted on 11/29/2011 5:40:48 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: macquire

I guess you would have to ask him in great British but its possible he only speaks lesser British.


3 posted on 11/29/2011 5:40:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: macquire

Both are going to be near-term additions to the 57 states of Islam.


4 posted on 11/29/2011 5:41:02 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: macquire
Idiot, everything Western is Interchangable to him.

One would think he would know this, since he was born a British Citizen

I'd Bet he Doesn't even know that English has Roots in Austrian.

5 posted on 11/29/2011 5:42:53 PM PST by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney! The GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him.)
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To: macquire

Is the buffoon still in Hawaii, Asia? lol


6 posted on 11/29/2011 5:43:19 PM PST by Kevin in California
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To: macquire

There’s the UK, Great Britain, England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Let’s see if Obama can figure them all out.


7 posted on 11/29/2011 5:45:52 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: macquire
I highly, highly doubt it.
8 posted on 11/29/2011 5:45:52 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Cain = Zipper Problem; Perry = Amnesty for Illegals; Romney = Obamacare forever. Who's left?)
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To: KC_Lion

He doesn’t even know who his daddy was, how old he is or where he was born.


9 posted on 11/29/2011 5:46:17 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: KC_Lion

As far as I know he never renounhed his British citizenship.


10 posted on 11/29/2011 5:47:18 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: macquire

The short answer— “No.” And somehow every nudnik in the Chattering Classes doesn’t realize that Obama is not that bright.


11 posted on 11/29/2011 5:50:47 PM PST by Lysandru
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To: macquire

Love these lines from Doctor Who in the episode “Voyage Of The Damned.”

Somewhere in an open space in London the TARDIS is waiting. The DOCTOR and MR COPPER walk across in what appears to be falling snow.

COPPER:
So, Great Britain is part of, uh, “Europee” and just across the British Channel you’ve got Great France and Great Germany.

DOCTOR:
No, no, it’s just-it’s just France and Germany. Only Britain is great.


12 posted on 11/29/2011 5:52:06 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: macquire

Well, as when Bus alluded to “Grecian” instead of “Greek”.

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13 posted on 11/29/2011 5:54:36 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

All things Anglo-Saxon are foreign to him; and not meaningful in his distorted worldview.

We who civilized the world are the oppressors.

Freedom, hence, is a concept which escapes him.


14 posted on 11/29/2011 5:56:03 PM PST by One Name
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To: macquire
As if world-wide, scorn and derision is not sufficient; Obama invites more. All justifiable; of course.

Do you think NOW; that someone in MSM might be curious as to Obama's 'educational credentials'?

When does Harvard, make a disclaimer?

Is Obama's ignorance as much a threat to our nations well-being; as say. . .an overweight twelve year-old? Per Government recommendation's per 'fat pre-teen'; think it is time for Obama to be removed from HIS living quarters. . .and far more critical that we insure that he is.

15 posted on 11/29/2011 5:57:09 PM PST by cricket
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To: macquire

Uh, Great Britain is part of England?


16 posted on 11/29/2011 5:57:36 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: macquire

Heaven help Herman Cain for taking 11 seconds of thought to a question.


17 posted on 11/29/2011 6:01:28 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: macquire

Obama sickens me. Now, that said, from an American point of view, there’s no big difference. If you share a military, then it’s all the same. There’s no Welsh Air Force or Navy of Scotland as far as i know, and they all bow to the same “Royals”.

This reminds me of dolts who foam at the mouth when someone calls us “America” because south and central American are “America” too.
So British, England, UK, etc,, everyone knows what you mean by any of em.

PS,,did i mention that Obama sucks?


18 posted on 11/29/2011 6:01:58 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: macquire
There is no such thing as an “English” embassy anywhere in the world

I beg to differ. Its in that country where they speak Austriam.

19 posted on 11/29/2011 6:02:12 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: bgill
"He doesn’t even know who his daddy was, how old he is or where he was born.

And we don't know how old he was WHEN he was born.

20 posted on 11/29/2011 6:03:02 PM PST by I am Richard Brandon (Spreading the Wealth, one dollar at a time)
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To: Psalm 144

I don’t know. I spoke to a British “african-american” (a little liberal lingo there) once who was in the British Army. The guy had one hell of an English accent. I could hardly understand him.


21 posted on 11/29/2011 6:03:54 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: cricket

“When does Harvard, make a disclaimer?”

You kidding Harvard is PROUD of him. Tells you all you need to know about Harvard.


22 posted on 11/29/2011 6:04:26 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: macquire

Obama should know the difference between Great Britain and England, he was born in a country ruled by Great Britain.


23 posted on 11/29/2011 6:10:32 PM PST by Venturer
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To: macquire
please... the boy doesn't even know the difference between his azz and a hole in the ground
24 posted on 11/29/2011 6:10:54 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: macquire

What a dufus - he has been President for three years and does not know this??? And the Democrats painted George Bush as ignorant!?!?


25 posted on 11/29/2011 6:11:02 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: macquire
IT took me a while to get it straight.

First, there is England. Then there is "Britain" (England + Wales) which is not a commonly used term. Then there is "Great Britain" (England + Wales + Scotland) Then you have the "United Kingdom" (England + Wales + Scotland + N. Ireland). And then you have the "British Isles" which is all of the above + the rest of Ireland.

26 posted on 11/29/2011 6:11:35 PM PST by Paradox (The rich SHOULD be paying more taxes, and they WOULD, if they could make more money.)
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To: macquire
Obama could care less about whether it is England or Great Britain. All he knows is that they are filled with a bunch of white people, therefore it is beneath him to dignify them with proper attribution. The return of the Winston Churchill bust wasn't an Obama gaffe, it was a purposeful undertaking.
27 posted on 11/29/2011 6:13:16 PM PST by Major Matt Mason (The Chicago Way isn't the American Way.)
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To: Chode

Or his hole and an ass on the ground.


28 posted on 11/29/2011 6:15:34 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Paradox

Even that woman in the field in Monty Python and the Holy Grail didn’t know who the Britons were,,, and hell, she WAS one.
And then Arthur started repressing her husband.


29 posted on 11/29/2011 6:16:31 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

To which the continentals reply “it’s Groß britannien or maybe groot-Brittannië or possibly Angleterre”. To the Welsh and Bretons it’s still just Britannia which is unfortunately overrun with Sassanach barbarians.


30 posted on 11/29/2011 6:18:46 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Paradox

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8bqQ-C1PSE

Who are the Britons??


31 posted on 11/29/2011 6:19:39 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Paradox

Manx~


32 posted on 11/29/2011 6:21:13 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Revolting cat!

Right, Beavis!


33 posted on 11/29/2011 6:21:24 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Cain = Zipper Problem; Perry = Amnesty for Illegals; Romney = Obamacare forever. Who's left?)
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To: DesertRhino
You kidding Harvard is PROUD of him. Tells you all you need to know about Harvard.

Should have put that in quotes or sarc tagged it./lol/

34 posted on 11/29/2011 6:26:00 PM PST by cricket
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To: muawiyah

When i hear any European insisting on their pure cultural identity, i remember the endless swaths of invasion back to Julius Ceasar, and it’s related breeding-fests,,and i smile.
Half of France has German fathers, Half of Germany has French and Russian forefathers, England and France are a little of everything, and i don’t think even Belgians know what a Belgian actually is.


35 posted on 11/29/2011 6:32:58 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: cricket

You kidding?? Harvard is PROUD of him. Tells you all you need to know about Harvard.

Hmmm,, all i could see was the need to add a question mark! No sarcasm intended. Harvard stands solidly behind him, and that tells us all we need to know about Harvard!


36 posted on 11/29/2011 6:36:48 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Farmer Dean
that too...
37 posted on 11/29/2011 7:00:25 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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38 posted on 11/29/2011 7:03:18 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: macquire

**** “ Bet Bwian WaWaWilliams doesn’t cover this tomorrow, eh? “ ****

Really blow him away and ask how many States he has played Golf in.

TT


39 posted on 11/29/2011 7:08:31 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is real islam. Moderate islam is the trojan horse.)
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To: Paradox

Over there, they all all Brits. But do not call them English, because there is the England part of Great Britain-UK.

There is the Scot part of GB and the Irish and the Welsh etc-but they are all Brits. I got educated on that the times I was over there.

Best thing to do is if you are in Scotland to call them Scots, etc. They DO NOT like to be identified as English, which they arent.


40 posted on 11/29/2011 7:40:06 PM PST by crz
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To: macquire

Isn’t there, like, an English Consulate in each of the 57 states, like? But that was last year, 2008, right? Each one, I’m sure, sure is, like, guarded by some corppsmen or something. Like, it’s hard to talk to the Austrians cus I can’t speak Austrian and stuff.


41 posted on 11/29/2011 7:55:47 PM PST by ALPAPilot
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To: crz

A Scottish friend once told me, “You can call me British but don’t ever, EVER call me English!”

Believe me, I never have! :O


42 posted on 11/29/2011 8:05:53 PM PST by nodumbblonde ("The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." - Ayn Rand)
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To: macquire

What do we expect with no teleprompter available.


43 posted on 11/29/2011 8:31:36 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (Man the pitchforks and torches....let the revolution begin)
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To: DesertRhino
and i don’t think even Belgians know what a Belgian actually is.

Indeed, they seem to waffle a lot.

44 posted on 11/30/2011 4:28:21 AM PST by Paradox (The rich SHOULD be paying more taxes, and they WOULD, if they could make more money.)
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To: macquire
You can watch the video above. In case the president is unaware, England forms part of Great Britain, which also includes Scotland and Wales, though not Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. There is no such thing as an “English” embassy anywhere in the world, and there hasn’t been one for several centuries.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain is sovereign country comprised of Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England. Wales, Scotland, and England are found on the island of Great Britain. UK = political entity. Great Britain = geographical entity. Great Britain is often used to refer to the UK in the same manner of abbreviation that America is used to refer to the USA.
45 posted on 11/30/2011 4:55:40 AM PST by aruanan
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To: macquire
DUFUS Alert!
46 posted on 11/30/2011 7:22:06 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Nachum

Considering he IS British, he should. However, the man is an idiot, so no, I don’t think he does.


47 posted on 11/30/2011 7:47:14 AM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Paradox

An excellent summary, thanks.


48 posted on 11/30/2011 2:59:20 PM PST by MattinNJ
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