Other glorious cultures

Where are the open minds?

I am appalled! At what? The lack of a properly multicultural attitude on the part of Egyptian youths who stormed the U.S. Embassy yesterday to shred the American flag.

Where is their devotion to diversity? Their warm embrace of multiculturalism?

Their open-minded acceptance of contrary opinions?

These loutish fanatics were angry at some unidentified movie, apparently American, that they feel disses their glorious prophet Muhammad. The hooligans were waving their own banner, the black flag normally associated with Islamic terrorism.

And what was the U.S. Embassy’s response?

Sympathy and understanding.

It totally understands the actions of the invaders and “condemns the continuing efforts of misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.”

That is correct. The U.S. Embassy voiced sympathy with this attack and the tearing down of the American flag. Your president at work, boys and girls.

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The White House said Tuesday that Obama will show Benjamin Netanyahu his presidential backside during the Israeli prime minister’s U.S. visit later this month.

Meanwhile, Michelle is polishing the silver and cleaning the red carpet, all a’twitter over the possibility that the bad boys of Hamas will soon come calling.

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Update!

This morning: The U.S. ambassador to Libya has been killed by a mob angry about the movie. Obama issued a statement in which he included an apology.

Also this morning: Mitt Romney criticizes Obama’s response to the attacks.

“It’s disgraceful that (Obama’s) first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

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Michelle took a call from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. They were both smiling.

21 thoughts on “Other glorious cultures”

  1. Do you think the U.S. proletariat is going to get the picture from all this? Obama is an embarrassment to U.S. foreign policy. I suppose there are a whole lot of Arab nation people that would give him a hug if they could. Ugh!

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    1. John: That Obama’s poll numbers remain so high is a constant source of amazement and consternation to me. Having this character in the White House is a national peril. That more people do not realize this indicates that they simply are not paying attention, which to this point gives them the government they deserve, as the saying goes.

      Ugh indeed.

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  2. This the first I have seen that you realize there is a good possibility Obama is going to get reelected – sad but true. It seems people fear change – ironically that is what Obama got elected on (the promise of change); which never occurred unless you count things changing for the worse – ugh!

    There is some hope that the debates will help expose what they have in Obama.

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    1. John: I certainly do not think there is a “good possibility” that Obama will be re-elected, but I do not rule it out altogether. I never underestimate the lunacy of the American people in these lamentable days.

      I’m not an expert on electoral matters, but I read recently that when the polls show the opponents almost neck and neck, that usually bodes poorly for the incumbent. That heartens me.

      I am optimistic about the debates, and I hope my boy Mitt does not let me down. He’s been playing it a little too safe for my taste up to now.

      The good thing is that Obama’s much ballyhooed “eloquence” is pure myth. He is, and always has been, wooden.

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    1. Ms. de Bois: Well, ain’t you a cute one. I had to look that up, of course, since I am 90 percent ignorant of the Bible.

      For others, Psalm 109:8 says:

      May his days be few; may another take his office.

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  3. This is from the news item you linked. I see no mention of Obama expressing sympathy for the attackers, only of a press release issued before the attack by the US Embassy in Cairo which was disavowed by the administration.

    “Romney was referring to a statement issued by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo that apologized for an obscure film insulting the Prophet Muhammad being distributed by an Israeli-American real estate developer that prompted the protests Tuesday. But as ABC’s Jake Tapper notes, the embassy statement was released before violence broke out.
    An unnamed Obama administration official disavowed that apology to Politico’s Byron Tau, saying it “does not reflect the views of the U.S. government.”

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    1. Croft: I just took another look at the news story in the link, and it has been racheted down a bit. The news media is looking out for their main man and/or a new statement from the White House has been issued.

      But in the response to both events from the White House after the two attacks, there was a clear mea culpa implied. I imagine some fancy footwork and backtracking are now going on.

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      1. Since the campaign began there have been repeated criticisms of Obama for “apologizing for America”. These irresponsible charges are thrown out there with no quotes or links. Why? Because there are no quotes or links. It has never happened except in the warped minds of the reactionary right.

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  4. There are days when I can’t find the words to express the deep sorrow in my heart over what’s happening in my country. People no longer want to be self-reliant or take responsibility for themselves. They want the security of the nanny state. They will vote for a president who promises nothing more than mediocrity. Now it’s evil to make a profit or to be successful, all coming from a man who has never held a real job. As a nation we are selling our heritage of freedom for a mess of pottage.

    Like Rosalind de Bois I too have claimed Psalm 109:8.

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      1. There are several interpretations of this piece of scripture but I do understand the interpretation many on the right are using calls for the death of the President.

        A clue may be in the verses of the 109th Psalm that follow verse 8:

        May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.

        May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes.

        May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.

        May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children.

        May his descendants be cut off, their names blotted out from the next generation.

        May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the Lord; may the sin of his mother never be blotted out.

        May their sins always remain before the Lord, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.

        In that context, are these folks actually urging us to pray for Obama’s death? I think that clearly, they are. Is this being responsible citizens?

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        1. Croft: Nah, we just want him outta there! Back safe and sound in Chicago spending his Sundays again in the front pew at the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s “church,” organizing the “community” during the daytime, having barbecue and beer in the evenings with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.

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  5. Well I am glad to hear that you are not praying that “his children be fatherless and his wife a widow”. because that does not sound very loving and as we know, these Blogs are monitored by the nice folks in Langley, VA. 😉 Christianity is such a loving religion!

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