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Barack Obama has made me want to boycott America
Telegraph ^ | 6/12/10 | Alex Singleton

Posted on 06/12/2010 11:21:29 PM PDT by Nachum

The special relationship is over. We gave America years of unwavering support after September 11. And now we see how Barack Obama’s administration repays us.

First, Obama declared that America was “neutral” over the sovereignty of the Falklands, ignoring the clear wishes of the islands’ population. And, second, his Assistant Secretary of State, Philip Crowley, snubbed Britain by failing to use their proper name and instead calling them the “Malvinas”.

I don’t know where Obama learned about diplomacy, but his stinks. I’m normally pro-American, but Mr Obama’s seeming support for Argentinian aggressors, who have no legitimate claim over the Falklands, is gratuitously offensive. So from today, I’m boycotting America as a tourist destination. This summer, I’ll be going to France, not California.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: america; barack; boycott; crowley; falklandislands; falklands; malvinas; obama; philcrowley; philipcrowley; statedepartment
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1 posted on 06/12/2010 11:21:29 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Oh oh. I thought Barry was going to make the whole world love us again. LOL!


2 posted on 06/12/2010 11:24:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Bush made me do it!" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Nachum
Did the Hill-Bag really say "Malvinas"?

Every day a new reason to hold these people in a new level of contempt.

3 posted on 06/12/2010 11:24:43 PM PDT by Dagnabitt
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To: FlingWingFlyer
>”Oh oh. I thought Barry was going to make the whole world love us again. LOL!”<

Have a Coke and a smile...

4 posted on 06/12/2010 11:28:21 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obama, proving Hillary right that it takes a Village Idiot.)
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To: Nachum
Return to sender

Bambi is a fool who does not know who are real allies are.

5 posted on 06/12/2010 11:28:34 PM PDT by BBell
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To: Dagnabitt
Did the Hill-Bag really say "Malvinas"?

I did not know that. What an embodiment of evil is the totus. I no longer shake my head because my muscles hurt.
6 posted on 06/12/2010 11:31:42 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: BBell

Bambi is a fool who does not care who are former allies were. We are now the USSA.


7 posted on 06/12/2010 11:41:30 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Nachum

Most of us (Americans) feel the same way. We’ll throw him and his out as soon as we can, but it may take a while. Sorry for the delay. If you hear sounds of warfare, just stay clear until they subside.


8 posted on 06/12/2010 11:41:39 PM PDT by JohnQ1 ("I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." - Clarence Darrow)
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To: Nachum
So I guess this is the end of all that "We LOVE Americans, it's just Bush we hate" stuff?

I have to say, while I applaud anyone for stepping up and dumping on Obama, it's getting a little tiring to read these little tantrums from Brits. After years of hearing them denounce us for not being believers of Global Warming/Cooling/Climate Change, now they're saying you can't attack BP because it'll hurt those who're invested in them, or have BP stocks in their portfolios.

Drudge linked to an article from some Brit commentator that shows all the awful things America has done to the UK, and what really caught my eye was how we entered the world wars late and that our losses weren't much compared to Britain's. It never occurs to these folks that our people died by the thousands to save THEIR land--we weren't in any immediate danger. (I'm not against our fighting in these wars, and of course we would have ended up fighting WW2 sooner or later--that's not the issue.)

I think the soccer thing today just shows how mature the British are, after always sniffing at everything American for decades, or centuries. Seems they can be just as childish as anyone else--which, of course, would be a devastating blow were they to admit that to themselves.

I think Americans on the whole respect the British but don't like them, while the British like Americans but don't respect them. Obama is just the latest opportunity for them to come out in the open with what some have long suspected.

9 posted on 06/12/2010 11:42:02 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("You seem to believe that stupidity is a virtue. Why is that so?"-Flight of the Phoenix)
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To: Nachum
Gots to bow to Muslims though.

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – JUNE 6: U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates (R) bows as he shakes hands with Azerbaijan’s Minister of Defense, General-Colonel Safar Abiyev on the tarmac at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport June 6, 2010 in Baku, Azerbaijan. On the table in front of Aliyev is a letter from President Barack Obama. Gates left Singapore earlier today after participating in the Shangri-La Dialogue’s Asia Security Summit, which ran from June 4 to 6, 2010. DL

10 posted on 06/12/2010 11:42:25 PM PDT by TigersEye ("Flotilla" means "pirate ships running supplies to terrorists.")
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To: Nachum

Welcome to our world.....


11 posted on 06/12/2010 11:43:26 PM PDT by JABit (oathkeepers.org)
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To: Nachum

I’m somewhat ambivalent about this rant. But France? really? They honestly helped you out greatly in WWII. And you don’t even speak their language. The Falklands? a last vestige of a sunsetted Empire. You don’t speak their language, either.


12 posted on 06/12/2010 11:46:06 PM PDT by tenthirteen
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To: JohnQ1
If you hear sounds of warfare, just stay clear until they subside...please feel free to recall WWII and send reinforcements to our shores. (sorry)
13 posted on 06/12/2010 11:48:01 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Blessed Is The Nation Whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: Nachum

The FEW will control the masses. There really is no where to escape.

Are these the end times, who knows?

Many contend that the possibility of anarchy is very much in the air.


14 posted on 06/12/2010 11:48:45 PM PDT by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: Alex Singleton

Boycott America, visit Arizona.

15 posted on 06/12/2010 11:54:11 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Nachum

Don’t getcher knickers in a knot, Alex. 0bama hates America more than you ever will.


16 posted on 06/12/2010 11:55:04 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Darkwolf377
I think Americans on the whole respect the British but don't like them, while the British like Americans but don't respect them.

I visited Exeter University in the summer of 1975, and the brief intercourse this entailed with British youth culture led me to the observation that we ARE the Brits, with minor variations that tend to make this fact obscure to us. Take for example, Bugs Bunny. Qunitessentialy American, right? But British through and through, if you look deep.

G. B. Shaw said it, "One people, separated by a common language."

17 posted on 06/12/2010 11:55:59 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Nachum

Who would have guessed?

British & American tribute band of brothers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9RPPJ2bZZA


18 posted on 06/12/2010 11:57:39 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Nachum

How has BP made you feel?


19 posted on 06/12/2010 11:58:47 PM PDT by Tempest (I believe in the sanctity of life... As long as you can afford it.)
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To: dr_lew
led me to the observation that we ARE the Brits, with minor variations

I've never believed that, but you've had more exposure to them in their batural habitat, while I've encountered quite a few Brits in the wild (America). Can't say I cared much for 'em, tho' that may be my Irish ancestry coming through. Fell very hard for one British girl, but was lured away by an Aussie... :P

20 posted on 06/12/2010 11:59:23 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("You seem to believe that stupidity is a virtue. Why is that so?"-Flight of the Phoenix)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The UK is number 3 on his most-hated nations list. The US and Israel are tied for 1st.


21 posted on 06/13/2010 12:02:32 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: BBell
Bambi is a fool who does not know who are real allies are.

He's no fool ... he knows exactly what he's doing.

22 posted on 06/13/2010 12:03:31 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: JohnQ1
Most of us (Americans) feel the same way.

Exactly!

23 posted on 06/13/2010 12:04:26 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: TigersEye

o m g r u f kidding me

What is this the Stepford cabinet?


24 posted on 06/13/2010 12:05:07 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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To: kcvl; JohnQ1

I was going to say something like, “Hell, I live live here and I feel like boycotting the place”, but you folks beat me to it.


25 posted on 06/13/2010 12:08:05 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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To: DoughtyOne

Everything is insane now. Barry0 wants BP to pay the other oil companies for losses from the moratorium.


26 posted on 06/13/2010 12:11:02 AM PDT by TigersEye ("Flotilla" means "pirate ships running supplies to terrorists.")
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To: Nachum

Me, too. And I LIVE here!


27 posted on 06/13/2010 12:11:14 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Darkwolf377
Drudge linked to an article from some Brit commentator that shows all the awful things America has done to the UK, and what really caught my eye was how we entered the world wars late and that our losses weren't much compared to Britain's. It never occurs to these folks that our people died by the thousands to save THEIR land--we weren't in any immediate danger. (I'm not against our fighting in these wars, and of course we would have ended up fighting WW2 sooner or later--that's not the issue.)
If you read
The New Dealers' War:
FDR and the War Within World War II
by Thomas Fleming

you learn that the US was very loathe to get into WWII; right up until Pearl Harbor opposition to it polled 80%.

But then, the British jubilantly greeted Neville Chamberlain as a hero when he came back from his meeting to appease Hitler proclaiming "Peace in our time." So much for the idea that the British were more eager to fight Germany than the US was.

You also realize that the US was in the 1940s still not really over the War of 1812 enough to think that the British Empire was a good thing.
The US was anticolonialist. Monroe Doctrine, and all that . . .

28 posted on 06/13/2010 12:16:43 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ( DRAFT PALIN)
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To: Nachum
Over 70% of Britons were wishing that Obama would get elected in a Gallup Poll released about a month before the election. I don't have a lot of sympathy when they are getting exactly what they wished for.
29 posted on 06/13/2010 12:27:26 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: TigersEye

And you know..., I suffered anxiety over it.

They’re going to take BP down. Britain is going to be furious. Can’t say as I blame them.


30 posted on 06/13/2010 12:36:29 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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BP is one thing. One rather big thing. But the moratorium and other screwing around is going to utterly destroy the Gulf coast states. Louisiana is going to lose fishing, shrimping, oystering, recreation, vacationing and oil industry jobs and revenues.

But they still have Mardi Gras. /s

31 posted on 06/13/2010 12:41:43 AM PDT by TigersEye ("Flotilla" means "pirate ships running supplies to terrorists.")
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To: Nachum

Sounds like some Bush “Miss Me Yet?” billboards need to go up over there. :)


32 posted on 06/13/2010 12:49:36 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: NavVet

AFter stomaching Russel Brand’s little tirade on the music award show two years ago, calling Bush “retarded” and begging America to vote for Obama, I think it’s all quite humerous.


33 posted on 06/13/2010 12:52:03 AM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Nachum

It’s a ridiculous article because of the whole boycott thing, but I can appreciate the anger and the anti-Obama sentiment. Zero really does stick it in the eye of the British every chance he gets. The Special Relationship isn’t over because our interests still coincide; only when they permanently diverge will it truly end. Unlike Britain we have a constitution which doesn’t allow us to call for new elections at the drop of a hat...we have to wait it out until 2012. See you then Alex.


34 posted on 06/13/2010 12:53:25 AM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
Good post. I will check out that book.

But then, the British jubilantly greeted Neville Chamberlain as a hero when he came back from his meeting to appease Hitler proclaiming "Peace in our time." So much for the idea that the British were more eager to fight Germany than the US was.

Funny how the article Drudge linked didn't mention any of that. Well, not really.

35 posted on 06/13/2010 1:05:50 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("You seem to believe that stupidity is a virtue. Why is that so?"-Flight of the Phoenix)
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To: Nachum

36 posted on 06/13/2010 1:07:16 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Republicans should campaign like Rush Limbaugh. A lot more of them would get elected.)
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To: Nachum

bump for later read.


37 posted on 06/13/2010 1:10:00 AM PDT by meyer (Big government is the enemy of freedom.)
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To: Nachum

Mrkd


38 posted on 06/13/2010 1:24:20 AM PDT by KarenMarie (NEVER believe anything coming out of DC until it's been denied.)
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To: Skepolitic

Unfortunately I believe your right.


39 posted on 06/13/2010 1:30:45 AM PDT by BBell
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To: 240B

>> Bambi is a fool who does not care who are former allies were.

Many of our allies told us to eat dirt while fawning for the One.

I love Europe, but they can eat dirt on this One - their damn infatuation with vapid BS.


40 posted on 06/13/2010 1:33:08 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: NavVet
Over 70% of Britons were wishing that Obama would get elected in a Gallup Poll released about a month before the election. I don't have a lot of sympathy when they are getting exactly what they wished for

Yes, you are exactly correct. I work with and have several Brits as friends. They were almost completely (one exception) rooting for Obama. I told them Obama was a fool and a charlatan and they they would feel very stupid within one year. They now know they were wrong and now must get Crow in a big way.
41 posted on 06/13/2010 1:35:00 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: truthguy; NavVet

yup


42 posted on 06/13/2010 1:36:10 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Gene Eric
yes I know. I thought of the same thing.

Their support for him was crazy and he threw them all overboard right after he won. I wonder if they think of that?

The only supporters he kept were just the Muslims. The rest of his 'crazy' supporters are now fish food.

43 posted on 06/13/2010 1:45:32 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Nachum

He makes me want to boycott him.


44 posted on 06/13/2010 1:46:01 AM PDT by pallis
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To: tenthirteen

? The Falklands are an English speaking zone, settled by people of UK ancestry.


45 posted on 06/13/2010 1:47:33 AM PDT by ketelone
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To: Darkwolf377

I agree-I also remember that the Brit’s supplied the VC with weapons when we were fighting there.


46 posted on 06/13/2010 1:55:31 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: truthguy

Ditto that “Yup”


47 posted on 06/13/2010 1:57:49 AM PDT by onona (dbada)
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To: TigersEye

That turns my stomach. I really despise these scum.


48 posted on 06/13/2010 2:00:17 AM PDT by Post5203 (Let's make election 2010 EJECTION 2010. Time for a complete do-over.)
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To: Nachum
I’m normally pro-American, but...

Me too...

49 posted on 06/13/2010 2:23:55 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Nachum
To the Brits: I don't blame you guys. I want to boycott America, too, and I live here! Maybe George Bush wasn't such a bad fellow after all, eh? But cheer up, most of America loves our neighbors across the pond. Please don't judge us by the idiot that squats in the WH. Remember when you guys asked the question how could that many Americans be so stupid after George Bush was elected? Well they have gotten even more stupid.

Freepers, remember when the libs did that apology thing after Bush was elected? Maybe we should do one now.

50 posted on 06/13/2010 2:42:01 AM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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