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Does Anyone Really Going To Care That Romney Offended The British?
The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-26-12 | The Looking Spoon

Posted on 07/26/2012 4:20:12 PM PDT by The Looking Spoon

I didn't think so...



TOPICS: Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: barackobama; britain; mittromney; olympics; whut

1 posted on 07/26/2012 4:20:21 PM PDT by The Looking Spoon
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To: The Looking Spoon

“Does Anyone Really Going To Care That Romney Offended The British?”

You missed grammar class, I take it?


2 posted on 07/26/2012 4:22:30 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: MeganC

Yes, the title is awkward and needs a rewrite.


3 posted on 07/26/2012 4:23:20 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: The Looking Spoon

the State run media seems to care very much, treating it as a grave offense, speaking in solemn, gutteral tones about it.


4 posted on 07/26/2012 4:24:04 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: The Looking Spoon

Does anyone going to read a post with no content and a grammatically indecipherable title?


5 posted on 07/26/2012 4:24:13 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: The Looking Spoon

Am who is they does offended? I want answered!


6 posted on 07/26/2012 4:26:52 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: Sirius Lee

You can’t be Sirius!


7 posted on 07/26/2012 4:28:53 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: The Looking Spoon

If the british were not offended when Obama gave them back the bust of Churchill or when he gave the Queen an iPad with his speaches on it, then they should not find what Romney said offensive at all.


8 posted on 07/26/2012 4:31:52 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: The Looking Spoon

As I understand it, the Brits had a private firm signed up to provide security. At the last minute they find that said firm can only provide 1/2 of the personnel required.

Romney has apparently noted this and expressed his concern. That concern is valid.

Good for him. The Brits screwed up and are scrambling to fill the gap with military/law enforcement personnel. That may work out. And it might not. And the stakes are high.

So is this a gaffe? I don’t think so.

Are the Brits upset? Of course. Nobody like to have their problems pointed out to them.


9 posted on 07/26/2012 4:32:39 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: Sirius Lee

The Brits who am. Mainspring the rapturous wombat sandwich. Mainspring it with water lily laborious.


10 posted on 07/26/2012 4:32:45 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: The Looking Spoon

I doesn’t care. The Brits should need thicker skins.


11 posted on 07/26/2012 4:33:34 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: The Looking Spoon

The Licking Spoon thinks Romney is offending the British?

What about Michelle? She slapped Queen Elizabeth on the back, didn’t wear hosiery and wore a sundress and open toed shoes when she met with the Queen.

Obviously she didn’t get invited to The wedding.


12 posted on 07/26/2012 4:34:50 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: The Looking Spoon

I thought they, and the rest of the world, loves us now because we have a foward thinking Prezbo?


13 posted on 07/26/2012 4:36:55 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: marstegreg

“If the british were not offended when Obama gave them back the bust of Churchill or when he gave the Queen an iPad with his speaches on it, then they should not find what Romney said offensive at all.”

Ditto!


14 posted on 07/26/2012 4:37:09 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: The Looking Spoon

I thought they, and the rest of the world, love us now because we have a foward thinking Prezbo?


15 posted on 07/26/2012 4:37:14 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: The Looking Spoon

All yer titles are belong to us. - Mao-say-Dung


16 posted on 07/26/2012 4:39:38 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Obammy gave an ipod of his own speeches to the Queen and thinks he’s such a swell douchebag.


17 posted on 07/26/2012 4:41:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: InterceptPoint

The women’s football match between North Korea and Colombia was delayed by an hour after the Asian side refused to play when the flag of bitter enemies South Korea was displayed next to the names of their players on the stadium’s big screen.

oops


18 posted on 07/26/2012 4:41:21 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: MeganC
“Does Anyone Really Going To Care That Romney Offended The British?” You missed grammar class, I take it?

He knows grammar. But as with many of us in this medium we sometimes change what we are going to say after we have begun. And this can result is some strange constructions.

I am guessing he originally meant to say: "Does anyone really care that Romney Offended the British?"

But then he decided to change it to "[is] going to" in order to clearly establish futurity.

19 posted on 07/26/2012 4:41:45 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: a fool in paradise
Obammy gave an ipod of his own speeches to the Queen and thinks he’s such a swell douchebag.

yeah, like that wasn't the mother of all offense, esp. to the Brits! "Here! I brought you some stuff I said!"

20 posted on 07/26/2012 4:50:29 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: The Looking Spoon

I love the pic!


21 posted on 07/26/2012 4:50:51 PM PDT by Justice4awe
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To: The Looking Spoon

Does anybody really know what time it is?


22 posted on 07/26/2012 4:52:19 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: The Looking Spoon

The first story on ABC’s World “News” Tonight was about Romney offending the over-sensitive Brits by saying “They’re Not Ready.” The British had a hissy fit and so did ABC. Who cares.


23 posted on 07/26/2012 4:55:26 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (If Guns Kill People then Cars Drive Drunk)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

24 posted on 07/26/2012 4:57:09 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: The Looking Spoon

Will we care? Of course not. But many Americans will, especially those he is trying to persuade. Here was yet another big chance for Romney to make his mark, this time on foreign policy. And, yet again, he comes away looking like a drooling, feckless buffoon.

This nomination foisted upon us is an unmitigated disaster. I say again ... a disaster. He is going to hurt down ticket races. I can not emphasize enough what a disaster he is. And as bad as Hussein is, it changes nothing about the fool that is Romney.

How on Earth could he screw this up? But I find that I say this weekly about this moron.


25 posted on 07/26/2012 5:01:59 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: The Looking Spoon

Good grief, whatever happened to the Brits having a “stiff upper lip?”.


26 posted on 07/26/2012 5:15:56 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: ladyjane

People are always given instructions in protocol and etiquette before meeting the Queen. Michelle KNEW what she did was inappropriate, but she did it anyway, just to show that she could.

Big damn clumsy moose....


27 posted on 07/26/2012 5:17:13 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Nah, I don’t think anybody will care. I tested the water with two libtards earlier and even they don’t care.

I say let the libtards keep chasing their tail until November.


28 posted on 07/26/2012 5:25:02 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: 1035rep

I’m British. Not offended in the slightest, but Romney really isn’t going to impress anyone if he continues performing like this. He’s not offensive, he’s just not very good.


29 posted on 07/26/2012 5:33:32 PM PDT by everydayislikesunday
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To: RIghtwardHo

Get a. Grip .
You fall for every left wing phoney scandal cooked up by the Obama operatives ,


30 posted on 07/26/2012 5:44:55 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: The Looking Spoon

First off - don’t ‘forward’ the lie. He ‘offended’ no one. He was asked a question - he repeated FACTS told to him BY THE BRITS.
That is not an offense...
The ruse here is the media twisting itself inside out to make it one and the brain-dead swallowing it and repeating it for them - playing into their hands..
Don’t be a dupe.


31 posted on 07/26/2012 5:55:27 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: maine-iac7

You nailed it .
Brit media is way farrrrr left than the even the US .
And the London mayor is a communist .
So the Britbmedia is ready to attack any GOP option


32 posted on 07/26/2012 6:02:06 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: Billthedrill

Cush wobbie syog no caboo? Ohy.


33 posted on 07/26/2012 6:05:24 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: RIghtwardHo
How on Earth could he screw this up?

Exactly what did he do?

34 posted on 07/26/2012 6:41:19 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: ncalburt

His name may be Boris but I don’t think he is a communist.


35 posted on 07/26/2012 6:51:08 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Billthedrill

Machined wrapped in butter.


36 posted on 07/26/2012 9:28:51 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Flycatcher

Does anybody really care?


37 posted on 07/26/2012 9:30:03 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: goseminoles

It is rude to walk into another country and criticise their organisation. If David Cameron did it in America, you’d pillory him as being a pompous Euro-Limey.

Has any British politician ever criticised the 1996 games, which frankly only gets remembered for a bomb and an innocent man being hung out to dry?.


38 posted on 07/27/2012 3:31:26 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

We are not over sensitive, irked a bit, but not quite crying yet.

Sorry, but if our PM did what he did, Americans would consider it rude and pompous, another Limey/Euro bashing America. It is simply rude to arrive in the UK (or any country) and criticise a host and even the British people as he did. Romney wasnt offensive per se, just came across as a touch arrogant and patronising.

And given the debacle of 1996, any American would be well advised to keep Olympic doubts quiet......

If Romney has doubts, he should have kept them to himself. He btw also managed to publicly mention a secret MI6 meeting he had, couldnt remember the name of the Labour leader and used the word backside (which is British for bottom) to describe Downing Street.

Not good form I am afraid. I want Romney to win, but he hs looked like a bumbling novice this week.


39 posted on 07/27/2012 3:39:43 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

Nobody cares about this but the media and leftists looking to burn news cycles to avoid obamas disastrous record.


40 posted on 07/27/2012 3:41:37 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: ncalburt

“And the London mayor is a communist.”

As a Brit I have to ask: Umm, what? Really, what?

Boris Johnson, a Communist?

Honestly, I’m sure I just felt my funny bone snap into a million, billion pieces.


41 posted on 07/27/2012 5:57:33 AM PDT by ToranagaSama
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To: the scotsman

Agree 100%. Whether posters here care or not about anyone in the UK being offended is kind of beside the point (still a bit rude though ;-)) - Romney just hasn’t handled this flagship visit to the UK very well at all.

It’s a measure of how much his comments have annoyed the Government that the Prime Minister would then go on to publically say something along the lines of “Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.” Time to drop one’s bacon sandwich!

Had to laugh an awful lot though at Ed Millipede’s “Mr Leader” - you know, the guy that may well be UK Prime Minister in a couple of years... :-)


42 posted on 07/27/2012 6:16:23 AM PDT by ToranagaSama
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To: ncalburt

Boris Johnson is a Conservative.

You are thinking of the ex-mayor, Ken Livingstone, who wasnt a communist, but certainly a hardleftist.


43 posted on 07/27/2012 6:47:50 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: ladyjane

I’m commenting on the left’s reaction. I think this is much ado about nothing too...especially in light of the Obama’s own boorish behavior abroad.


44 posted on 07/27/2012 10:34:31 AM PDT by The Looking Spoon
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To: The Looking Spoon

Boorish behavior? Slapping Queen Elizabeth on the back? LOL


45 posted on 07/27/2012 4:44:29 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: the scotsman

What is a conservative in London now ?
A nancy pelosi ?


46 posted on 07/28/2012 5:45:26 AM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: ToranagaSama

There are no conservatives in England anymore .
They suck up to Barry and his vacation loving beast .
A Brit conservative is a Harry Reid in our world .
The previous mayor was an actual commie but now it’s a
Leftist lite version .
They both the GOP .


47 posted on 07/28/2012 5:51:07 AM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: ToranagaSama

There are no conservatives in England anymore .
They suck up to Barry and his vacation loving beast .
A Brit conservative is a Harry Reid in our world .
The previous mayor was an actual commie but now it’s a
Leftist lite version .
They both hate the GOP and support socialism .
Please they had a celebration of the NHS which has the worst cancer survivor rates in the first world .


48 posted on 07/28/2012 5:53:06 AM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: goseminoles; july4thfreedomfoundation; the scotsman

Watch out for this whinging little scotsman, folks.

He was up to this same business yesterday, starting in with the ‘96 Olympics, then cutting directly to his self-satisfied slurs about 9-11 and “the world’s greatest military power blindsided by 19 civilians with boltcutters.”

We also saw yesterday what he and his ilk perceive as Olympian excellence and splendor: a slapdash farce featuring the glories of national health care, Mr. Bean as the embodiment of the Empire, and finally—and so appropriately—a man in pantaloons bailing out of an airplane.

By the way Mike ol’ chap—was that you cleaving the skies in drag yesterday?

Splendid show, what?


49 posted on 07/28/2012 6:20:05 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: ncalburt

“There are no conservatives in England anymore.”

Oh, there are - they just aren’t in power at the moment. The Conservative Party is being pulled ever more to the right by its membership, which is fissioning massively BTW due to Cameron’s total lack of leadership or direction. Cameron is basically attempting to be Tony Blair, but (thankfully!) the only person that can pull that off is the man himself.

“The previous mayor was an actual commie but now it’s a
Leftist lite version .”

Livingstone certainly was all that, but I’m sorry - on no planet can Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson seriously be described as a “Leftist lite version”. Get past the “zoinks!” verbiage and floppy mop top and you’ll find an unabashed right-winger.


50 posted on 07/30/2012 3:13:30 AM PDT by ToranagaSama
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