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  • Queen refuses to return to London to meet President Obama

    03/17/2016 7:46:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/17/16 | Ephraim Hardcastle
    The Queen refuses to come to London to meet President Barack Obama next month. Instead, accompanied by his security circus, he’ll trundle to Windsor in his bomb-proof, seven-ton limo for lunch. He’s due to stand alongside the PM and urge Britain to stay in the EU. ‘But he’d be well advised not to give a pro-EU sermon over lunch after the row about the Queen supporting Brexit,’ says my source. (Photo) Princess Anne will be at Cheltenham today to present the Gold Cup, sprinkling royal stardust on the festival’s incontinent punters. Unlike Ascot, where the Gold Cup was renamed to
  • John Kerry Sails into a New Falklands Conflict in London

    02/27/2013 6:13:04 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 53 replies
    Time ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | Catherine Mayer
    The FCO organizes press conferences like weddings, visitors on one side, hosts on the other, and inevitably the first question that came whistling from the British side of the aisle was about the Falklands’ planned March 10 to 11 referendum. Islanders will be asked, “Do you wish the Falkland Islands to retain their current political status as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom?” That they will answer with a resounding “Yes!” is not in doubt. That’s the sort of enthusiasm Brits wanted from Kerry too. Instead they got this: Let me be very clear about our position with respect...
  • Anna Wintour 'leading contender to be America's UK ambassador'

    12/04/2012 4:15:05 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | December 4, 2012 | Alex Spillius
    On the face of it, Ms Wintour, 63, may not appear a natural candidate for international diplomacy. Her reportedly aloof and demanding personality has earned her the nickname “Nuclear Wintour” and inspired the waspish character played by Meryl Streep in the film The Devil Wears Prada. But according to Bloomberg News, Mr Obama has placed her on his short list to safeguard transatlantic relations at the Court of St James. It would be hard to find a better connected ambassador in the fields of fashion and entertainment than Ms Wintour, who was awarded an OBE for services to British journalism...
  • White House admits it did return Winston Churchill bust to Britain

    07/29/2012 12:55:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 133 replies
    White House admits it did return Winston Churchill bust to Britain Barack Obama's White House has been forced to admit that it did return a bust of Sir Winston Churchill to British diplomats, after describing such claims as "100 per cent false". By Jon Swaine, Washington 7:53PM BST 29 Jul 2012 Aides to Mr Obama were furious after The Daily Telegraph disclosed last week that Mitt Romney planned to restore the Jacob Epstein sculpture to its home under George W Bush from 2001 to 2009. "I'm looking forward to the bust of Winston Churchill being in the Oval Office again,"...
  • Krauthammer Responds To White House Over Churchill Bust Controversy

    07/28/2012 7:15:05 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 23 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 7-27-2012
    (Krauthammer) It's astonishing. He doubled down. All he had to say is, 'We got it wrong the first time.' The British ambassador, today, said that the bust that's in his residence, the one that was returned when Obama came into office exactly as I had written -- 100% as I had written. So not being able to deny it, he pretends that it never happened and he says the idea that the bust was returned is false. And then he talks about the reason that the bust was returned was because of antipathy. I never talked about antipathy. He should...
  • Caption Obama seeing the Queen's car (Save this one for photoshopping)

    05/26/2011 6:09:00 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 141 replies
    reuters | 5/26 | reuters
  • Obama's Grudge Against the British

    06/21/2010 3:35:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 20 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 20, 2010 | Phil Boehmke
    One of Barack Obama's first actions upon taking office was the unceremonious rejection of the Winston Churchill bust which had been loaned to our nation as a symbol of friendship and trust after the 9/11 terrorist attack on America. Subsequent actions by Mr. Obama have revealed a deep seated hostility towards our old and valued ally culminating in his un-presidential response to the BP oil spill. In an exclusive interview with the UK Daily Mail Sarah Onyango, the woman Barack Obama calls ‘Granny Sarah' gave some insight into her grandson's anti-British bias. "...Sitting under a mango tree in the garden...
  • Obama's view of Cameron: a lightweight, claims magazine

    05/06/2010 3:47:45 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 29 replies · 1,018+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 05/06/10
    According to tomorrow's New Statesman, Barack Obama was unimpressed by his encounter with David Cameron earlier this year and commented: "What a lightweight!" According to James Macintyre's report, Cameron's attempt to stress his pro-American and Eurosceptic credentials did not meet with Obama's approval. According to Macintyre's diplomatic sources, the Democratic candidate was "distinctly unimpressed" and labelled Cameron a lightweight. Macintyre notes that 48 hours earlier Obama had delivered a speech in Berlin stressing "the importance of Europe's role in our security and our future". Following the meeting with Cameron, Obama apparently asked officials for more information on Tory Euroscepticism. Macintyre...
  • Britain Will No Longer Grovel To The U.S.

    04/03/2010 6:23:01 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 72 replies · 1,721+ views
    Forbes ^ | 4/1/2010 | Quentin Letts
    New report shows England's growing disillusionment with its once greatest ally. British parliamentarians have finally realized that the "special relationship" between London and Washington no longer exists--if it ever did. The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee has published an unexpectedly lively report urging British diplomats and ministers to be "less deferential" to the U.S. No more groveling, then. Not that it will stop Prime Minister Gordon Brown from being starry-eyed in the presence of President Obama when he visits the U.S. in a few days' time. The committee, whose members are about to disband before the general election campaign,...
  • Special relationship between UK and US is over, MPs say

    03/29/2010 3:41:35 AM PDT · by darkside321 · 17 replies · 797+ views
    The UK government needs to be "less deferential" towards the US and more willing to say no to Washington, a group of MPs have said. The Commons Foreign Affairs committee also said it was wrong to speak of "the special relationship" with the US, as it was fostering other alliances. However, the MPs did agree that the link between the countries was "profound and valuable". The Foreign Office said the two nations share a "unique" bond. The committee said the phrase "the special relationship" did not reflect the "modern" Anglo-American relationship. It was originally coined more than 60 years ago...
  • Obama Orders US Troops to March in Red Square

    03/27/2010 5:32:29 PM PDT · by blueyon · 116 replies · 2,934+ views
    pcfreezone ^ | theodores world
    Last week the British Embassy announced that British, French and American troops would march with Russian soldiers on Red Square to mark the 65th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany. The Brits said in a statement that the parade may mark the first time British troops have marched in Red Square. The AP helpfully explains that Victory Day is Russia's most important secular holiday. It adds that the Kremlin plans a larger parade than usual this year, with good reason. The Kremlin will be celebrating the addition of the British, French and American troops.
  • Barack Obama 'too tired' to give proper welcome to Gordon Brown

    03/13/2010 12:05:42 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 170 replies · 3,910+ views ^ | 07 Mar 2009 | Tim Shipman
    Barack Obama's offhand approach to Gordon Brown's Washington visit last week came about because the president was facing exhaustion over America's economic crisis and is unable to focus on foreign affairs, the Sunday Telegraph has been told. Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been "overwhelmed" by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest. But Washington figures with access to Mr Obama's inner circle explained the slight by saying that those high up in the administration have had little time to deal with international matters,...
  • If Britain's Not An Ally, Then U.S. Has None

    03/05/2010 4:39:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 99 replies · 1,041+ views ^ | March 5, 2010 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    Almost 30 years after losing a war over the Falkland Islands, Argentina is once again warning Britain that it still wants back what it calls the Malvinas. Argentina is now angry over a British company's oil exploration off the windswept islands in what it considers its own South Atlantic backyard. Although nominally democratic, the unpopular Kirchner government in Buenos Aires has claimed that the sparsely settled islands are a symbolic matter of Spanish-speaking pride throughout Latin America — and is theirs because the islands once belonged to Spain in the 19th century. In response to all this, the Obama administration...
  • US Refuses To Endorse British Sovereignty in Falklands Oil Dispute

    02/24/2010 9:18:10 PM PST · by Steelfish · 151 replies · 3,343+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | February 25, 2010 | Giles Whittell and James Bone
    February 25, 2010 US Refuses To Endorse British Sovereignty in Falklands Oil Dispute Giles Whittell and James Bone Washington refused to endorse British claims to sovereignty over the Falkland Islands yesterday as the diplomatic row over oil drilling in the South Atlantic intensified in London, Buenos Aires and at the UN. Despite Britain’s close alliance with the US, the Obama Administration is determined not to be drawn into the issue. It has also declined to back Britain’s claim that oil exploration near the islands is sanctioned by international law, saying that the dispute is strictly a bilateral issue. Argentina appealed...
  • US diplomats add a moat to their expenses at $1bn London embassy

    02/23/2010 6:45:20 PM PST · by kcvl · 52 replies · 1,014+ views ^ | February 24, 2010 | Catherine Philp
    US diplomats add a moat to their expenses at $1bn London embassy The United States has unveiled plans for its new $1 billion high-security embassy in London — the most expensive it has ever built. The proposals were met with relief from both the present embassy’s Mayfair neighbours and the residents and developers of the Battersea wasteland where the vast crystalline cube, surrounded by a moat, will be built. The decision to abandon the former site in Grosvenor Square by 2016 came after a prolonged battle with residents angered by the security measures demanded after the September 11 attacks. More...
  • Plans for $1bn US embassy in London include 30m moat to foil bombers

    02/23/2010 2:27:25 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 39 replies · 1,131+ views
    The Australian ^ | February 24, 2010 8:01AM | Catherine Philp
    THE UNITED States has unveiled plans for its new $1 billion high-security embassy in London - the most expensive it has ever built. The proposals were met with relief from both the present embassy's Mayfair neighbours and the residents and developers of the Battersea wasteland where the vast crystalline cube, surrounded by a moat, will be built. The decision to abandon the former site in Grosvenor Square by 2016 came after a prolonged battle with residents angered by the security measures demanded after the September 11 attacks. More than a hundred residents took out a full-page advertisement in The Times...
  • Future US embassy in Britain a 'timeless' vision in glass

    02/23/2010 1:38:54 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies · 566+ views
    AFP ^ | Feb 23, 2010 | AFP
    The United States announced Tuesday that it has chosen a cutting-edge, energy-efficient design by acclaimed US architecture firm KieranTimberlake for its future embassy in Britain. The building, a towering glass cube covered with a thin sheath of photo-voltaic cells "met the goal of creating a modern, welcoming, timeless, safe and energy-efficient embassy for the 21st century," the State Department said. "The concept holds the greatest potential for developing a truly iconic embassy and is on the leading edge of sustainable design."
  • Obama Gives Britain the Cold Shoulder

    12/14/2009 6:39:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies · 1,156+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 13, 2009 | Con Coughlin
    Britain is the only European country President Barack Obama can really count on to respond positively to his plea for NATO to provide extra forces for Afghanistan. So why is it, then, that the Obama administration can barely conceal its disdain for a nation that, by its deeds, time and again proves itself to be America's staunchest and most reliable ally? Shortly before Mr. Obama's Afghan policy speech at West Point earlier this month, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced Britain was sending another 500 troops to that beleaguered country, bringing the total number of British troops to around 10,000....
  • Why does Obama keep snubbing the British?

    09/27/2009 12:58:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies · 2,090+ views
    Wahington Examiner ^ | 9/27/09 | Byron York
    At the G20 summit in Pittsburgh, and at the UN Security Council meeting before that, Barack Obama continued his administration's new policy toward Great Britain: declare that the "special relationship" between the U.S. and the U.K. is as strong as ever, and then act as if there is no such relationship at all. The British papers were filled with the news that the president would not grant Prime Minister Gordon Brown a one-on-one meeting. "Mr. Obama had refused five separate requests from the prime minister for a private meeting during his U.S. trip for the UN summit in New York,"...
  • No.10 turns on Obama and Clinton for criticising decision to release Lockerbie bomber

    09/06/2009 10:10:38 AM PDT · by fiodora · 167 replies · 9,351+ views
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 3:14 AM on 06th September 2009 | Simon Walters
    President Obama and the US Secretary of State fuelled a fierce American backlash against Britain, claiming Abdelbaset Al Megrahi should have been forced to serve out his jail sentence in Scotland – but a senior Whitehall aide said their reaction was ‘disingenuous’. British officials claim Mr Obama and Mrs Clinton were kept informed at all stages of discussions concerning Megrahi’s return. The officials say the Americans spoke out because they were taken aback by the row over Megrahi’s release, not because they did not know it was about to happen. ‘The US was kept fully in touch about everything that...
  • Brown To Obama-Quit Your Bitching, You Knew About the Lockerbie Release the Whole Time

    09/06/2009 6:38:25 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 64 replies · 3,426+ views
    UK Daily Mail/The Lid ^ | 9/6/09 | The Lid
    Wasn't Barack Obama supposed to be the guy who was loved all across the world. During the campaign didn't they do public opinion polls that showed how the Obamessiah was the choice over McCain in all of our allied countries as well as our enemies? Those days are gone. Remember how he he upset the entire country of Great Britain by dissing their Prime Minister; no state dinner, no press conference and to top it all off President Obama gave the Prime Minister a crappy take-home gift, old DVDs that were in a format that couldn't be played in a...
  • Barack Obama leads condemnation of Scotland for freeing Lockerbie bomber

    08/21/2009 11:15:10 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 25 replies · 1,385+ views UK ^ | 10:00PM BST 20 Aug 2009 | James Kirkup
    The US President’s criticism of the “mistake” added to a growing backlash against the Scottish decision to free the biggest mass murderer in British legal history on compassionate grounds. Hours after the Scottish National Party administration in Edinburgh announced its decision to free him, Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, the only man convicted of the 1988 atrocity, flew home to a hero’s welcome in Tripoli.
  • Transcript: Scotland official talks of Lockerbie release

    08/20/2009 7:44:02 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 36 replies · 1,567+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/20/09
    Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, convicted of murdering 270 people by blowing up Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, two decades ago was returned to his native Libya on Thursday. Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi covers his face as he boards a plane. "Our justice system demands that judgment be imposed but compassion available," MacAskill said. He spoke to CNN's Wolf Blitzer about the case. Here is a transcript of that interview. Blitzer: And joining us now from Scotland, Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill. Mr. MacAskill, did Al Megrahi kill 270 people? MacAskill: Yes. He was convicted by a...
  • US Warns Libyans Not To Make Hero of Lockerbie Figure [Spine of Steel Guy reacts]

    08/20/2009 3:53:54 PM PDT · by SJackson · 47 replies · 1,296+ views
    VOA ^ | 8-20-09 | David Gollust
    The United States is warning Libya not to make a hero out of the terminally-ill Libyan, convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie airliner bombing, who was allowed to return home Thursday by Scottish authorities. The Obama administration says the decision to release Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was a profound mistake. The United States is expressing deep disappointment and regret over the Scottish decision to release the Lockerbie bombing figure, and it has warned Libya not to make a hero of the convicted terrorist or face unspecified consequences in bilateral relations. The decision by Scottish authorities to release Megrahi, said to be near...
  • Barack Obama will pay a price for Lockerbie bomber's release

    08/20/2009 8:18:57 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 29 replies · 1,155+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | August 20, 2009 | Janet Daley
    It is not just the reputation of Scottish justice that will suffer in America as a consequence of the release “on compassionate grounds” of Abdelbasat Ali Mohmen Al Megrahi. The credibility of Barack Obama’s influence on the world is going to take at least as hard a knock. In the end, all the protests and all the diplomatic pressure from the White House counted for nothing. Scotland’s determination to return Megrahi to the bosom of his family and his homeland was not going to be blocked. The rehabilitation of America’s standing in the world was going to be one of...
  • How the euro crept into Britain

    08/09/2009 3:40:26 PM PDT · by Jonny foreigner · 11 replies · 1,129+ views
    For anyone wondering what to do with a couple of 20 euro notes stuffed in their sock drawer and no holiday in sight on the Continent, there may be a simple answer - spend them in the UK. From the south coast of England to a Birmingham nightclub and a major high street retailer to Edinburgh's Royal Mile, substantial numbers are saying yes to the euro. Quite where this trend began is in dispute. Dunster, a medieval village in Exmoor, lays claim to being the first place in Britain to accept euros on a par with the pound - not...
  • Where Does Prince Charles Get Off Decrying Capitalism?

    08/06/2009 10:29:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies · 1,978+ views
    FOXBusiness ^ | August 04, 2009 | David Asman
    There are few things more annoying than a millionaire socialist -- hearing someone condemn capitalism after they’ve already banked their million. The only thing worse is a billionaire socialist. Folks like Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez make this list. And now add to it Britain’s bonnie Prince Charles. Earlier this month the prince gave a lecture in which he blamed capitalism and consumerism for bringing the world to the brink of collapse and declared that the “age of convenience is over.” He warned that the world has just 96 months to avert "irretrievable climate and ecosystem collapse, and all that...
  • Hillary Clinton's vow to keep Northern Ireland on her radar is no bad thing

    08/03/2009 12:45:14 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 1 replies · 348+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | Monday, 3 August 2009
    After a week of press speculation on the subject, Hillary Clinton has finally weighed in to confirm that the special envoy rumors are true — well, sort of, anyway. But what exactly did Foggy Bottom’s heaviest hitter say about Northern Ireland’s future place in the Washington sun? By pledging her continued peace process dedication, did she mean it will be business as usual for the prized Belfast-to-Washington pipeline of the last 15 years? Or, was there a subtext in her words that signaled that top level US involvement is gradually winding down? In an interview, Clinton left no doubt that...
  • Britain and United States Go in Different Directions

    07/21/2009 4:06:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 365+ views ^ | July 21, 2009 | Michael Barone
    Once upon a time, British and American politics seemed to operate in tandem. Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan came to office, both supposedly little experienced and out of the mainstream, at about the same time. Tony Blair shaped his New Labor politics with the New Democrat approach of Bill Clinton very much in mind. But today, British and American politics are moving in very different directions. One reason is that changes of government, from one party to another, have become very infrequent in Britain. The only one the last 30 years, since Thatcher's victory in 1979, was Blair's in 1997....
  • Britain ‘can no longer afford to be a mini-US’

    06/30/2009 8:18:46 PM PDT · by Flavius · 40 replies · 1,035+ views
    the national ^ | June 30. 2009 | David Sapsted, Foreign Correspondent
    LONDON // Britain should stop trying to be “a mini-United States” and give up maintaining armed forces capable of policing world trouble spots, a report from an influential think tank said yesterday. After a two-year review, the high-powered panel of experts said the UK simply could not afford its international role and recommended slashing Ł24 billion (Dh146bn) from proposed defence spending.
  • Some 9/11 hijackers would still get through

    06/30/2009 6:55:17 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 398+ views ^ | June 30, 2009 | Duncan Gardham
    Four of the September 11 hijackers would have got through America's travel screening procedures introduced since the attacks, the US Secretary of Homelands Security has said. In an interview in London, Janet Napolitano said screening procedures have been improved since the attacks eight years ago, adding: "All but four of the attackers would have been picked up." But she said: "You can't thermoseal entry to the US. We have to be ever vigilant." The US has seen Britain as a potential jumping-off for terrorists attacking the US but Ms Napolitano emphasised the country was a "close ally" and had much...
  • Obama junks ‘global war on terror’ label [Ms Napolitano’s comments were the clearest....]

    06/30/2009 4:00:17 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies · 684+ views
    Obama junks ‘global war on terror’ label By Edward Luce and Daniel Dombey in Washington Published: June 30 2009 01:04 | Last updated: June 30 2009 01:04 The Obama administration has junked the term “global war on terror” because it does not describe properly the nature of the terrorist threat to the US, according to Janet Napolitano, secretary for homeland security. “One of the reasons the nomenclature is not used is that ‘war’ carries with it a relationship to nation states in conflict with each other and of course terrorism is not necessarily derived from the nation state relationship,” she...
  • Foreign Office Fury as Settlement of Uighurs in Bermuda [Hillary made a boo-boo, didn't tell Brits]

    06/17/2009 1:06:45 PM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies · 930+ views
    Times Online ^ | 6-17-09
    The British Government responded with ill-disguised fury tonight to the news that four Chinese Uighurs freed from Guantanamo Bay had been flown for resettlement on the Atlantic tourist paradise of Bermuda. The four arrived on Bermuda in the early hours, celebrating the end of seven years of detention after learning that they were to be accepted as guest workers. But it appears that the Government of Bermuda failed to consult with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the decision to take in the Uighurs – whose return is demanded by Beijing – and it could now be forced to send...
  • A Fast One On An Ally

    06/15/2009 5:46:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 575+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 15, 2009 | Investors Business Daily
    Diplomacy:Should the U.S. scrap its special relationship with the U.K. to fulfill an ill-considered campaign vow? That's the trade-off the Obama administration made by secretly foisting terrorists onto Bermuda. It's wrong.The British Foreign Office had a right to be angry at the U.S. transfer of four Uighur terrorists from Guantanamo detention to the U.K. colony of Bermuda without its knowledge. After all, Britain is a sovereign state and, like any nation, has a right to know who's on its territory. Instead, it got treated like some banana republic. It didn't learn of the move until after the four Gitmo detainees...
  • UK: Prime Minister's wife Sarah Brown rents designer clothes

    04/08/2009 3:35:27 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies · 531+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/8/2009 | Robert Winnett
    Mrs Brown pays hundreds of pounds of her own money to rent the items - including a Ł9,000 top worn at last week's G20 summit events with other leaders' spouses. Mrs Brown's approach is in stark contrast to that adopted by her predecessor, Cherie Blair, who was criticised for receiving free clothes or discounts worth thousands of pounds from top designers. Carole Caplin, Mrs Blair's lifestyle guru, is said to have negotiated many of the discounts amid concern from senior civil servants at the time. For recent banquets with foreign leaders and the Lord Mayor, Mrs Brown has rented dresses...
  • Barack Obama really does go on a bit

    04/06/2009 3:14:39 PM PDT · by DrC · 19 replies · 2,009+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | April 5, 2009 | Iain Martin
    Isn't it time for him to go home yet? It is good, in theory, that the new President of the United States is taking so much time to tour Europe. He arrived in London last Tuesday, has been to Strasbourg, Prague yesterday and now he's off to Turkey. It shows, I suppose, that he cares about the outside world and that is 'A Good Thing'. But his long stay means that we are hearing rather a lot from him, way too much in fact.
  • Barack Obama: He Really Does Go On A Bit.

    04/06/2009 11:19:57 AM PDT · by Montana_Gal · 15 replies · 759+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 05 April 2009 | Iain Martin
    Isn't it time for him to go home yet? It is good, in theory, that the new President of the United States is taking so much time to tour Europe. But his long stay means that we are hearing rather a lot from him, way too much in fact. His long speeches are under-delivered...leaving a faintly empty sensation in this listener...Yet, we are told that he is a great I alone in finding him increasingly to be something of a bore? ...most of the serious answers that I listened to were interminable, windy and not very impressive. At points...
  • It's the Thought That Counts

    04/06/2009 3:16:06 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 465+ views ^ | Monday, April 06, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    I never imagined I’d say it, but I’m beginning to identify with Barack Obama. I’m certainly not referring to his politics or his narcissism, but it seems that both of us really suck when it comes to gift giving. First, he gave Prime Minister Gordon Brown some DVDs that were incompatible with English electronics, and then he gave Queen Elizabeth an iPod that contained his speeches. Well, I hate to admit it, but I can empathize. Shopping for a prime minister has got to be hard enough, but trying to shop for a woman who has her own country would...
  • U.S. independence suffers massive blow: Hedgecock cautions president, 'Weakness invites attacks'

    04/06/2009 3:17:44 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 719+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 4/6/09 | Roger Hedgecock
    While the world and the American mainstream media were swooning over the Obamas in Europe, the independence and sovereignty of the U.S. suffered. The media's flattering pictures and fulsome words of Obama praise could not mask the price Obama paid for the harmony portrayed ("my new comrade" enthused Russian "President" Medvedev) and the "successes" counted. First, there's the war without end going into its eighth year in Afghanistan. At the NATO meeting, Obama failed to get European troop commitments. He desperately sought to deflect criticism that the U.S. was going it alone in escalating that war. While there are 32,000...
  • NoMedia coverage of US President Obama's Bowing to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

    04/05/2009 6:56:08 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 44 replies · 2,933+ views
    BreitbartTV ^ | 4/05/2009 | hatfieldmccoy
    During the G20 Summit in London, US President Barack Obama bowed to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. The mainstream TV and print media in the US have not produced any stories of this event. Coverage of this story has been limited to blog sites and non-US news outlets.
  • Barack Obama really does go on a bit

    04/05/2009 4:26:33 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies · 1,428+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | April 5, 2009 | Iain Martin
    Isn't it time for him to go home yet? It is good, in theory, that the new President of the United States is taking so much time to tour Europe. He arrived in London last Tuesday, has been to Strasbourg, Prague yesterday and now he's off to Turkey. It shows, I suppose, that he cares about the outside world and that is 'A Good Thing'. But his long stay means that we are hearing rather a lot from him, way too much in fact. His speeches have long under-delivered, usually leaving a faintly empty sensation in this listener even though...
  • Barack Obama really does go on a bit

    04/05/2009 11:00:10 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 92 replies · 4,609+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | April 5, 2009 | Iain Martin
    Isn't it time for him to go home yet? It is good, in theory, that the new President of the United States is taking so much time to tour Europe. He arrived in London last Tuesday, has been to Strasbourg, Prague yesterday and now he's off to Turkey. It shows, I suppose, that he cares about the outside world and that is 'A Good Thing'. But his long stay means that we are hearing rather a lot from him, way too much in fact. His speeches have long under-delivered, usually leaving a faintly empty sensation in this listener even though...
  • Obama's 12-Teleprompter Entourage Is Not Newsworthy, or Humor-worthy [Puppet In Chief]

    04/05/2009 10:40:51 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 45 replies · 2,131+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | April 5, 2009 - 13:26 | Tom Blumer
    On Monday, the UK's Evening Standard, at its "This Is London" site, matter-of-factly noted the following in the final sentenceof its report about President Obama's upcoming European trip (bold is mine): Accompanying the party will be a total of 500 officials including kitchen staff, 35 vehicles in all, four speech writers and 12 teleprompters.
  • Drip, drip, drip -- the MSM coverup of the Presidential bow before the financier of radical Islam

    04/04/2009 3:38:03 PM PDT · by fiodora · 40 replies · 2,496+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 04, 2009 | Thomas Lifson
    You have to look really hard to find it, but the American mainstream media are glancing at the stunning Obama bow before the King of Saudi Arabia, but only for the purpose of dismissing it. The Hotline, widely-read among political pros, publishes a brief note focusing on conservative blog reactions, not the incident itself, in its "Blogometer" feature. The implication is that only right wing kooks care about such matters. Quite clearly, many in the media would rather nobody reported on the incident, but since news is leaking out, they feel a need to minimize it, and make sure nobody...
  • While Obama Dismantles America, The World Laughs Behind His Back

    04/04/2009 2:52:50 PM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 29 replies · 2,787+ views
    Rush 24/7 | 4/3/09 | Rush
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: President Obama with a joint press conference this morning with Angela Merkel, she is perhaps unique on the world stage among all the European Union leaders in that she is not spellbound and she's not rendered a little high school cheerleader when Obama comes to town. A story here from Baden-Baden Germany: "Last time Barack Obama came to Germany, he was campaigning for the White House, met Angela Merkel, and was treated like a rock star by hundreds of thousands of people in Berlin. But today there's an undercurrent, however slight, of resentment against the United States...
  • Look what's on the Queen's new iPod

    04/03/2009 7:47:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 2,078+ views
    The London Guardian ^ | April 3, 2009 | Jon Henley
    OK, you're the young, mould-breaking, rockstar president of the US of A. You're on a visit to Britain that features (among other stuff) tea at Buck House, your first ever encounter with Her Maj. You've already been chastised, and not in a kind way, by the British press for presenting their prime minister with a gift of 25 Great American Movies on DVDs that may or may not have been compatible with British machinery. So now what do you give their octogenarian monarch who, you can safely assume, already has everything she could ever want? An iPod, of course. Engraved,...
  • Obama's star shines bright in London (Mother of all BARF ALERTS!)

    04/03/2009 4:45:54 PM PDT · by 444Flyer · 20 replies · 506+ views
    POLITICO ^ | 4-02-09 | Jonathan Martin
    London-Maybe it should have been called O-20. Just over two months into his presidency, Barack Obama commanded center stage at this high-wattage gathering of the world's industrialized nations, vacuuming up attention both inside the summit and throughout a sophisticated city not easily star-struck. Obama proclaimed at the end of the conference that his country would be more humble in the world, but there was nothing modest about the attention he received.
  • Just call stylish Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni the First Ladies who lunch

    04/03/2009 7:07:47 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 51 replies · 4,012+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, April 3rd 2009 | David Saltonstall
    One is a role model, the other a fashion model. One likes to bare her arms, the other — well, she bares it all. But First Lady Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, do have this in common — both are grabbing as much attention as their famous husbands while world leaders huddle this week in Europe. The two superstylish first ladies are scheduled to have lunch today, when the paparazzi are likely to burn a new hole in the ozone over Strasbourg, France, the site of their planned tete-a-tete. But as far as...
  • Obama bows down to Saudi King (updated)

    04/03/2009 2:08:37 AM PDT · by Scanian · 57 replies · 2,971+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman
    I am quite certain that this is not the protocol, and is most unbecoming a President of the United States. Update (for the doubters who claim this was not a bow). Here is a video of the unmistakable bow: (hat tip: Michelle Malkin) Update: See Miss Manners on the protocol. Americans do not bow to foreign monarchs because that act signified the monarch's power over his subjects. Here is the protocol from the Queen of England's website -- which applies even to her own subjects: "The Queen meets thousands of people each year in the UK and overseas. Before meeting...
  • Michele Obama Touches Queen

    04/02/2009 9:12:36 PM PDT · by merchvent · 54 replies · 2,373+ views
    AOL ^ | 4/2/2009
    But the bigger headline came out of the reception that Buckingham Palace threw for leaders attending the G-20 summit in London. It was there that Elizabeth rested her hand on Michelle Obama's back.