President Obama takes a full swipe at Romney with this statement in the wake of Romney’s criticism of the Obama Administration’s handling of the Cairo Embassy’s confusing condemnation of “hurtful” free speech:
”There’s a broader lesson to be learned here,” Mr. Obama told “60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft at the White House. “And I — you know, Governor Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later.”
One is left to wonder, what does “aiming before you shoot” look like then? Apparently like this:
Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. None. The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts.
So Obama says that Romney is mixed up in his awareness of the facts, after he just delivered the exact same message his administration disavowed and that Governor Romney is criticizing.
Mr. President, it doesn’t matter if you say how unacceptable violence is, if you criticize “hurtful speech” in the same breath, you are tacitly justifying the violence.
As Governor Romney put it:
I spoke out when the key fact that I referred to was known, which was that the Embassy of the United States issued what appeared to be an apology for American principles. That was a mistake. And I believe that when a mistake is made of that significance, you speak out.
There’s really no way to make the conspiracy about President Obama’s birth certificate completely go away, so we might as well laugh at it — and make sure as many people as possible are in on the joke. Get your Obama birth certificate Made in the USA mug today.
After the “disconcerting” kerfuffle, I can’t help but grin as the London Olympics gets a couple black eyes that I think anyone would be disconcerted by. And to think that this is “one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world” and not the “middle of nowhere.”
President Obama last convened his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness back in January. In the meantime, he has attended 117 fundraisers.
The US Commerce Secretary was involved in some accidents on Saturday.
According to the San Gabriel Police Department, Bryson’s Lexus rear ended a Buick that was stopped at a railroad crossing late Saturday afternoon in San Gabriel. Bryson spoke with the Buick’s male passengers, then drove away, “hitting the same car again as he left,” police said.
The men followed Bryson and called police. They witnessed Bryson hit a second car.
When police arrived, Bryson was “alone and unconscious behind the wheel of his vehicle.” Bryson was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital, where the officers cited him for felony hit-and-run.
Sounds odd, no? Wait for the explanation.
“He suffered a seizure,” Commerce Department spokeswoman Jennifer Friedman said in a statement on Monday. “He was taken to the hospital for examination and remained overnight for observation. He was released and has returned to Washington. The investigation is ongoing.”
A seizure? Was this before striking the Buick at the railroad crossing? Or before talking with the occupants of that car? Or before striking it the second time? Or before striking the second vehicle? Or just before the police arrived?
I was under the impression that seizures inhibited physical control, not impairment of judgement. Hmmm.
A short video I made with Mark Serrano over the weekend.
All-Encompassingly has a great post with a video I made with them about the Obama’s dog Bo. Obama wrote in the 1990s about eating dog meat in Indonesia as a cultural norm and adventurous part of his childhood. I await interest in the story to reach the levels that “Seamus atop Romney’s car” achieved.
In the meantime, we’re encouraging all those that love dogs to pray for Bo.
The fact of the matter is, Obama ate dog. And he, as an adult, wrote about it in his book. Not as an animal rights issue, but as a culinary one.
Its that time of year again, and I’ve decided to begin a tradition of selecting some of the more bizarrely specfic questions that I’m asked on federal or state taxes.
Here are the standouts this year: (I think all from Maryland State Taxes)
- Credit for aquaculture oyster floats
- Donated farm products to a gleaning cooperative
- Purchased an on-site sewage disposal system system that uses nitrogen removal technology, for which the Department of Environment’s payment assistance program does not cover