Redcoats Insult Utah

In a brilliant diplomatic move, presidential candidate Mitt Romney got British Prime Minister David Cameron to admit how he really feels about one of our United States…

In a move that astonished Downing Street, hours before it laid on a special reception for Romney at No 10, he told NBC there were “disconcerting” signs about the preparations for the Games. One senior Whitehall source said: “What a total shocker. We are speechless.”

David Cameron wasted no time in rebuking Romney hours after his remarks were broadcast. On a visit to the Olympic Park, the prime minister said: “We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities in the world. Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.”

Cameron’s remarks were intended to be a light-hearted jibe at Romney, who used his famous management skills honed at Bain Capital to rescue the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.

‘Middle of nowhere???’ Romney skillfully maneuvered Cameron into revealing his simmering resentment at our historic anti-colonialism. Romney could have just used this trip to advance his campaign, but instead he is taking the lead in ferreting out potential enemies among those we thought were friends. Imagine what he would do as president. David Cameron owes Utah a public apology. And even though Utah is far away from Rhode Island, they don’t call us ‘United’ for nothing. I’m calling for a boycott of English muffins. Let’s hit them where it hurts.

Hallelulia

A Valentine from Ninjanurse–

Get me a cool cloth for my forehead, and clutch my pearls for me while you’re at it. I saw on the nets that K.D.Lang sang Leonard Cohen’s song ‘Hallelulia’ at the Olympics opening ceremony. I wonder if any Canadian snow survived unmelted.

I heard an interview with Leonard Cohen by Terry Gross on NPR some time ago. He went to a Zen monastery so he could do nothing for a while. Brave man. Nothing is the hardest thing to do. I heard a little bit of ‘Hallelulia’ then.

Pam’s House Blend posted K.D.Lang’s performance at a recent concert. I love K.D.Lang. I heard ‘Constant Craving’ about ten years ago at a women’s martial arts conference performed with kata, so I think I’ve got the drift.

But I’m basically visual, and I really take it in when I read it. I looked up the lyrics.

Damn, that man can write.

Here’s YouTube with the Great Man himself and some big-haired blond women giving it some Holiness.

And K.D. Lang with Constant Craving. She sings Hallelulia wonderfully, but I like this better.

Pot Calling the Kettle Fat

This is from the Huffington Post, count the contradictions in two sentences and win a prize…

Conservative commentator Bill Bennett certainly didn’t endear himself to the residents of Chicago during a recent appearance on CNN’s “The Situation Room.” Asked for his thoughts about President Obama going to Copenhagen to personally lobby for Chicago as the sight of the 2016 Olympics, Bennett said that he was actually rooting for Rio, Brazil: “I’m actually for Rio. In Rio, it’s beautiful women at the beach, and in Chicago, it’s fat people eating.”

Bennett (not the slimmest man on television) saw one silver lining in Obama’s trip: “He is going to have to say some really very positive things about the United States while abroad, which is not something he has been doing.”

Now this is a chubby guy slandering an entire major US city as being fat, while criticizing the President for supposedly saying negative things about our country. He’s rooting for Rio over Chicago. Way to go, patriot.

Bill Bennett is a conservative opponent of health reform who can lose enough money on the slots in an evening to insure a dozen poor families for a year and has written several books on virtue.

Bennett grew up in modest circumstances and worked hard to get an education with the help of loans and scholarships. Prior to advocating for cuts in the federal student aid program he was able to attend Catholic school and two colleges to study Jesuitical Sophistry Philosphy and Law. He is not an elitist.

This just in– We lost. I blame Bill Bennett. Why does he hate America?

To heck with Chicago– it’s not the real America anyway. Zealots erupt in applause when Rio gets the Olympics. That’s American zealots. They want us to fail.