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  • The ugliest American

    08/12/2015 3:48:26 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 23 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-12-15 | DrJohn
    NY Sen. Chuck Schumer (D) announced that he will oppose Barack Obama's capitulation to Iran. I will vote to disapprove the agreement, not because I believe war is a viable or desirable option, nor to challenge the path of diplomacy. It is because I believe Iran will not change, and under this agreement it will be able to achieve its dual goals of eliminating sanctions while ultimately retaining its nuclear and non-nuclear power, Schumer wrote in a lengthy statement issued Thursday night detailing his decision. Better to keep U.S. sanctions in place, strengthen them, enforce secondary sanctions on other...
  • Obama urges Kenyans to 'choose the path to progress'

    07/26/2015 6:41:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CTV News ^ | July 26, 2015 | Darlene Superville and Tom Odula, The Associated Press
    NAIROBI, Kenya -- President Barack Obama told Kenyans on Sunday that their country is at a crossroads and urged them to "choose the path to progress" by continuing to root out corruption, confront terrorism and be more inclusive of women and girls. Closing out a historic visit to the land of his father's birth, Obama said Kenya has come so far in just his lifetime, but can go even further. "You can choose the path to progress, but it requires making some important choices," he said in a speech to several thousand Kenyans packed into an indoor arena here in...
  • Sen. Markey Wants to Establish Special LGBT Envoy at State Department

    06/24/2014 1:07:43 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6-23-14 | Tatiana Lozano
    A bill introduced June 12 by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), would establish a special envoy at the State Department to coordinate Americas global response on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues and allow LGBT individuals who have a well-founded fear of seek protection in the United States. The International Human Rights Defense Act of 2014 would reinforce the Obama administrations already established foreign policy position on LGBT rights, including the public funding of overseas LGBT groups. In addition, the bill would require annual congressional briefings on the status of the human rights of LGBT people internationally and institute...
  • U.S. thrusts 'gay' agenda upon world

    06/17/2014 2:13:03 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 38 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 9/16/14 | WND Exculsive
    Barack Obama has integrated promotions of homosexuality and other alternative lifestyle choices into his policy and practice since his election, successfully promoting the gay lifestyle in the U.S. military and forbidding the enforcement of the federal law called the Defense of Marriage Act that supported traditional marriage. The extent of the reach of his actions perhaps was epitomized by last weeks announcement that the U.S. Embassy in Israel was flying a rainbow flag representing homosexual activism along with Old Glory. But now a coalition in Congress, made up exclusively of Democrats, wants to take the effort further and...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio to Speak at State Departments Our Ocean Conference

    06/17/2014 11:42:49 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies ^ | 6/17/14 | Andrea Seikaly
    Leonardo DiCaprio to Speak at State Departments Our Ocean Conference by Andrea Seikaly Leonardo DiCaprio is set to speak at the State Departments Our Ocean conference Tuesday morning. Secretary of State John Kerry will introduce DiCaprio, who will speak immediately after a video appearance by President Obama. Im pleased that Leo DiCaprio is lending his powerful voice to our call to action to work together to protect the worlds ocean, said Secretary Kerry. Kerry invited the Wolf of Wall Street star to the conference because of the dedication that he and his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation have demonstrated in efforts to...
  • Madeleine Albright in 'Disgusting Serbs' Outburst

    11/01/2012 4:35:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 30, 2012 | UMBERTO BACCHI
    The Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright involved in a verbal altercation with pro-Serb activistsFormer US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright called protesters "disgusting Serbs" when they confronted her at a book signing in Prague. Two videos showing Albright in a verbal altercation with a group of activists contesting her role in the Yugoslav Wars were posted on YouTube. Prague-born Albright was at a bookstore in the Czech capital to sign copies of her memoir 'Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948.' The videos show Albright being approached by members of the group Friends of Serbs...
  • Dozens of pro-family leaders denounce U.S. embassys participation in Czech gay pride parade

    08/10/2012 3:09:56 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 8/9/2012 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    August 9, 2012 ( - Dozens of pro-family leaders have signed a petition to condemn the participation of the U.S. embassy in the Czech Republic in this years gay pride parade to be held in Prague later this month. The signatories vigorously protest the participation of the United States Embassy in the Czech Republic in a so-called gay-pride parade which will take place on August 18, lamenting that at the directive of the president of the United States, Washington is aggressively promoting the gay agenda internationally, including same-sex marriage and the stigmatization and marginalization of any who object to the...
  • American Tourist Beats Up Korean Elderly Couple On Bus (video)

    08/29/2011 2:58:32 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 43 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 8/29/2011 | Liveleak
    Linky Here Foreigner on Korean bus verbally abuses elderly couple--all over a misunderstanding Description from here: "A video is circulating on the Korean Internet of a black gentleman yelling at and threatening an elderly Korean couple.His violent behavior was the result of him misunderstanding the elderly man’s comment to him. The elderly man reportedly said “니가 여기 앉아” (a sign of consideration) ("You can sit here" = Niga Yuh gi anja"), but not knowing Korean, the man in question interpreted “니가” as the N-word which led to his violent outburst. [...] Apparently our culprit learned “개새끼야” but couldn’t...
  • Obama Bashing in Bavaria and Paris

    04/07/2009 2:09:15 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 25 replies · 1,249+ views
    Spiegel online International ^ | 04/07/09 | Sebastian Fischer.
    US President Barack Obama says Turkey's future is in the European Union. Not everyone agrees. Numerous politicians in Germany have gone on the attack, and even French President Sarkozy is unimpressed. Turkey's role at the NATO summit has soured the mood. During his stay in Europe, everybody seemed eager to be President Barack Obama's friend. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi threw his arm around the US leader. French President Nicolas Sarkozy seemed to be on Obama's heels wherever he went during the G-20 meeting in London, the NATO summit in Strasbourg and the EU get-together in Prague. Even Russian President...
  • (XinHua, China mouthpiece):Pelosi, the most disgusting figure

    BEIJING, April 12 (Xinhua) -- If an opinion poll were to be carried out on the Internet in China to choose the most disgusting figure, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would probably be on top of the list, as she confused right with wrong on the issue of Tibet, held double standards to interfere in China's internal affairs, hurt the feelings of the Chinese people and impaired China-U.S. relations. The fact that Pelosi is detested by the Chinese people is closely connected with her recent move to clamor for "Tibet independence" and instigate "boycotting the Olympic Games".
  • Cameron Diaz Apologizes for Maoist Bag (Shades Of "Che")

    06/24/2007 8:50:58 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 68 replies · 2,622+ views ^ | June 24, 2007 | AP
    Cameron Diaz Apologizes for Maoist Bag Jun 24 09:52 PM US/Eastern LIMA, Peru (AP) - Cameron Diaz apologized Sunday for wearing a bag with a political slogan that evoked painful memories in Peru. The voice of Princess Fiona in the animated "Shrek" films visited the Incan city of Machu Picchu in Peru's Andes on Friday wearing an olive green bag emblazoned with a red star and the words "Serve the People" printed in Chinese, perhaps Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong's most famous political slogan. The bags are marketed as fashion accessories in some world capitals, but in Peru the slogan...
  • Roadside bomb kills 10 Colombian soldiers, army blames rebels

    05/10/2007 5:54:58 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 13 replies · 654+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10 May 2007 | Toby Muse
    BOGOTA, Colombia A roadside bomb planted by leftist rebels killed 10 soldiers as they patrolled in southwestern Colombia on Thursday, the deadliest attack on security forces this year, authorities said. A similar attack killed nine police officers a day earlier. The new attack, which also injured 13 soldiers, occurred shortly after midnight Thursday morning, said the commander of the army's 3rd Division, Gen. Hernando Perez Molina, who blamed Colombia's largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 04-21-2006

    04/20/2006 10:22:26 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 11 replies · 226+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 04-20-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. It wasn't Ben and Jerry's plans for their new ice cream called "Black and Tan" to raise such a stink. (In Ireland, I think the name conjures dead football fans.)
  • 'Speak softly, don't argue and slow down'

    04/15/2006 9:26:23 PM PDT · by Family Guy · 55 replies · 1,746+ views
    telegraph ^ | 4/16/2006 | Philip Sherwell
    Loud and brash, in gawdy garb and baseball caps, more than three million of them flock to our shores every year. Shuffling between tourist sites or preparing to negotiate a business deal, they bemoan the failings of the world outside the United States. The reputation of the "Ugly American" abroad is not, however, just some cruel stereotype, but - according to the American government itself - worryingly accurate. Now, the State Department in Washington has joined forces with American industry to plan an image make-over by issuing guides for Americans travelling overseas on how to behave. 'Ugly American' abroad: Worryingly...
  • The Ugly American?

    04/09/2006 7:54:28 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 55 replies · 1,481+ views
    various | 4/9/06 | Reaganesque
    From the 1958 political novel "The Ugly American": "For some reason, the people I meet in my country are not the same as the ones I knew in the United States. A mysterious change seems to come over Americans when they go to a foreign land. They isolate themselves socially. They live pretentiously. They're loud and ostentatious." From a "Study Abroad" website: "The image of the Ugly American is unchanged since 1959: someone who is ignorant of and indifferent to foreign cultures and believes the U.S. is superior to other countries. Sometimes this ignorance and arrogance is full-blown, as in...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 12 March 2006

    03/12/2006 4:42:26 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 1,558 replies · 18,575+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 12 March 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, March 12th, 2006 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn.; Reps. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and Mike Pence, R-Ind.; opera singer Placido Domingo.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. George Allen, R-Va., and Joseph Biden, D-Del.; retired Marine Gen. Bernard Trainor and Michael Gordon, chief military correspondent for The New York Times. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.; Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark. THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., and Russ Feingold, D-Wis.; political satirist Art Buchwald. LATE EDITION (CNN) : U.S. Ambassador to Iraq...
  • Tunehead54 (& Family) Goes To Washington (Trip Tips Vanity!)

    03/18/2005 1:33:54 PM PST · by Tunehead54 · 45 replies · 729+ views
    My To Do List ^ | 3-18-05 | Tunehead54
    Hi gang! Since its Friday maybe this won't get pulled before I get a couple of tips. We're 50 and taking our two gals (17 & 14) and our guy (10). We'll be arriving Sunday 3-20 (Amtrak willing)and leaving Friday 3-25. If there are any great places to eat or relatively unknown cool places to visit you know of we'd appreciate a quick post. BTW, since I read Michener's "Chesapeake" years ago I've regularly tried crab cakes but they never have lived up to his description. Softshell crabs however, have! Yumm. Any DC FReepers - please ping the rest of...
  • John Glenn Goes Back Into Orbit

    09/05/2004 8:15:54 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 41 replies · 2,048+ views
    Knight Of The Mind ^ | Sunday, September 05, 2004 | .cnI redruM
    I admire the courage of astronaut John Glenn. He has led our great nation into space and slipped the bounds of Earth's atmosphere as he sped off into the aether. Only this time, he neglected to suit up and travel on a rocket. John Glenn had this to say regarding the recent GOP convention. Former senator John Glenn (D-Ohio) took the defense a step further by comparing the Republicans' misleading statements to those of Nazi Germany. "You've just got to separate out fact from fiction. . . . Too often, too often, in this country, if you hear something repeated,...
  • Australian government minister brands US moviemaker an ugly American (Michael Moore - who else)

    Australian government minister brands US moviemaker an ugly American Wed Jul 21, 4:24 PM ET Add Offbeat - AFP to My Yahoo! CANBERRA (AFP) - US filmmaker Michael Moore, whose anti-war documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, has been praised and savaged by critics around the world, was described by an Australian government minister Wednesday as "the quintessential ugly American." Moore's film, which won the top prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival (news - web sites), has attracted sell-out audiences in Australia where it has been viewed by some critics as a justified critique of US President George W. Bush (news -...
  • Nader tells Canadians not to vote Conservatuve

    06/24/2004 9:05:23 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 5 replies · 144+ views
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | Thu, 24 Jun 2004 23:14:06 EDT | CBC Staff
    TORONTO - Another American has asked Canadians not to support the Conservatives on June 28, saying a right-wing government would undermine the country's health-care system. In an open letter, Ralph Nader, who is running as an independent candidate in the upcoming U.S. presidential election, asks Canadians to close their eyes to the sponsorship scandal and vote for any party but the Tories. # Ralph Nader's letter If Canadians don't heed his advice, Nader warns the Canadian economy will be dictated to by foreign ownership and large corporations and the country will turn to a "pay-or-die model" of health care. "Forty-five...