If you’ve been watching the news concerning Willard’s visit to London, you may have heard that he has made a number of gaffes – enough so that the Mayor of London has compared him to Sarah Palin, and thought Palin was the more accomplished candidate.
You can review all the gaffes so far HERE, including videos and statements. It makes you a little ashamed to be an American since the Brits are now looking at Romney as an example of us all.
Here’s one of the gaffes that hit on Mitt’s preparedness for the whole thing:
BBC News quoted Romney:
“To look out of the back side of 10 Downing Street and see a venue having been constructed, knowing that athletes will be carrying out their activities almost in the back yard of the prime minister is really quite an accomplishment.”
So what’s wrong with that, you say. Well… The Guardian responds:
Firstly, in Britain, “backside” means “ass”. As in the part of the body. Secondly, “10 Downing Street” is often used in political reporting as a synonym for a press spokesman for the prime minister, in the same way as “the White House” can say things or have opinions.
Imagine what he’s going to do (or say) in Poland and Israel.
- Mitt Romney Makes ‘Disconcerting’ Olympic Gaffe In London (ibtimes.com)
- Ten Reasons Romney is Dangerous On Foreign Policy (davidmixner.com)
- Romney under fire for comments about London Olympics (news.yahoo.com)
- David Cameron Praises Marriage Equality Right Before Romney Visit (towleroad.com)
- After ‘Anglo-Saxon’ gaffe, Mitt Romney and British PM trade barbs over Olympics (news.nationalpost.com)
- Romney Campaign Shames America By Criticizing POTUS on Foreign Soil (politicususa.com)
- Romney tells public of secret meeting with MI6 spy chief (rawstory.com)
- Romney Questions London’s Readiness for Olympics – Media Has a Conniption (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Romney Plays Loud American Tourist in London (theatlanticwire.com)
“I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first. I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”
It is a strong statement, and one I agree with.
- Stephen Hawking: “There Is No Heaven… That Is A Fairy Story” (alan.com)
- Stephen Hawking on heaven and death (mojoey.blogspot.com)
- stephen hawking: there is no heaven or afterlife (toomanytribbles.blogspot.com)
- Steven Hawking: “There Is No Heaven…That Is A Fairy Story” (alan.com)
- Hawking: Heaven is a fairy story (thesun.co.uk)
- Hawking-Heaven Is A Fairy Story (merovee.wordpress.com)
- There is no heaven, it ‘is a fairy story,’ Stephen Hawking says (thestar.com)
..and, of course, led us into a long stupid war with dead and wounded Americans and thousands of dead Iraqi citizens.
This snippet by an article from Empty Wheel:
- “Curveball” Says He Lied About WMDs To Topple Saddam (alan.com)
- Curveball ‘deserves permanent exile’ (guardian.co.uk)
- ‘Curveball’: I lied about WMD to hasten Iraq war (msnbc.msn.com)
- Iraqi Defector Admits He Lied About WMD in Lead Up to War (hotair.com)
- Iraqi defector ‘Curveball’ admits WMD lies (telegraph.co.uk)
- Iraqi Defector ‘Curveball’ Admits WMD Lies, Is Proud of Tricking U.S. (abcnews.go.com)