Romney Campaign Adviser Says He Understands Anglo-Saxon Heritage, Obama Doesn’t Because of African Father

Obama (right) with his father in Hawaii. ca. 1971

Romney Campaign Adviser Says He Understands Anglo-Saxon Heritage, Obama Doesn’t Because of African Father (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mitt Romney’s campaign is inching closer and closer to being accused of racial insensitivity. An adviser to the Romney campaign said the GOP presidential candidate would restore the Anglo-Saxon relationship with Britain, since Obama’s left-wing tendencies has made it hard for him to do, plus Romney was “better placed to understand the depth of ties between the two countries than Obama, whose father is from Africa,” the Telegraph reports. In other words, the white guy knows how to get along with Great Britain, not the black guy, right?  In Mitt Romney’s eyes, the black guy just doesn’t get the whole Anglo-Saxon heritage thingy, right? Can you spell racial insensitivity? I seriously doubt the adviser could explain what the Anglo-Saxon heritage means. I shouldn’t be surprised with this latest dig from Romney since he is part of a religion that discriminated against blacks until the late 1970s:

In 1978, the church abolished a long-standing practice that kept black men from seeking priesthoods and black women from participating in temple ceremonies. In 2006 Mormon president Gordon B. Hinckley publicly declared the faith open to all people. Aw geez, only two years ago? That doesn’t bode well for this religion, no matter what people say. Source

Um, I grew up in Jamaica, which is a part of the Commonwealth, does that disqualify me from understanding the whole Anglo-Saxon angle? Please, spare me the bullsh*t.  It is quite clear that Mitt Romney will literally say anything to get in the White House. Newsflash to Mitt Romney, in addition to whites in Great Britain, there are blacks, Indians, Asians, Latinos and Middle Easterners.

As the Republican presidential challenger accused Barack Obama of appeasing America’s enemies in his first foreign policy speech of the US general election campaign, advisers told The Daily Telegraph that he would abandon Mr Obama’s “Left-wing” coolness towards London.

Romney’s campaign adviser told the Telegraph, “We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special. The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.” Source:  UK Telegraph

As part of the sucking-up process, Romney, who gives the word patronizing new meaning, plans to reinstate the Churchill bust that was displayed in the Oval Office during George W. Bush’s tenure, but was returned to British diplomats by Obama when he took office in 2009. The Telegraph reports one adviser said Romney viewed it as symbolically important, while the other said Romney “is naturally more Atlanticist.” Um, why didn’t the Telegraph reveal the names of the two advisers? While spewing this bullsh*t neither adviser could tell the Telegraph how policy towards Britain would differ under Mr Romney, with one conceding ignorance on what their policy is on the European crisis. Um, I’m pretty sure Obama’s people would have an answer.  To use a phrase from “Bringing Down the House,” to Mitt Romney and his team — “keep talking teabag[s], keep talking.”

Mitt Romney’s family loved their Anglo-Saxon heritage so much that they ran to Mexico. Congrats to the Romney campaign, all the white supremacists are lining up right behind you and have your back. Just last week Cuban-born surrogate John Sununu said Obama needs to learn how to be an American. He later issued a half-ass apology. Romney himself attacked the president’s multi-culturalism saying his policies are foreign.

Here’s the reaction on Twitter to Anglo-Saxon racist dig:

Did Mitt Romney Call President Obama a “Corrupt” President During His VFW Convention Speech?

Did Mitt Romney call President Obama a “corrupt” president during his speech at the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) convention? Seems like that to me? Chris Matthews seems to think so and got Michael Steele to admit as much on “Hardball” Tuesday evening.

Romney said,  “A healthy American economy is what underwrites American power.  When growth is missing, government revenues fall, social spending rises, and many in Washington look to cut defense spending as an easy way out. That includes our corrupt president.” The Las Vegas Sun is reporting he meant to say “current president.”

Was this a Freudian slip or a calculated insult? You be the judge but this is reminiscent of Rick Santorum singling out blacks on welfare during his run for the presidential nomination. Romney’s campaign pushed back, with spokeswoman Andrea Saul saying in an e-mail that he “said ‘current,’ as was written in his speech.” Um, still sounded like ‘corrupt’ to me.

To hear Romney call Obama “corrupt,” CLICK HERE at the 9:45 mark.

“The Jeffersons” Star Sherman Hemsley Dead at Age 74

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“The Jeffersons” Star Sherman Hemsley Dead at Age 74, Moved On Up to the Deluxe Apartment in the Sky.

“The Jeffersons” Star Sherman Hemsley Dead at Age 74. Sherman Hemsley, who will best be remembered for his character George Jefferson on the “All in the Family” spin-off, “The Jeffersons,” died at his home in El Paso, TX, Tuesday. His nurse reportedly found him. He is thought to have died of natural causes, TMZ reports. He had no wife or children.

Sherman Hemsley, who also starred in “Amen,” was a professional singer and even released a single in 1989, “Ain’t that a Kick in the Head.” Sherman Hemsley brought us a lot of memorable lines in “The Jeffersons.”

Sherman Hemsley moved on up to the deluxe apartment in the sky with Isabel Sanford……RIP.

William Balfour Sentenced to Three Consecutive Life Terms in Murders of Jennifer Hudson’s Mother, Brother and Nephew

NEWSFLASH:  William Balfour sentenced to three consecutive life sentences in the murders of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, sister and nephew. Balfour was convicted May 11 on first degree murder charges in the deaths of Darnell Donerson, Jason Hudson and Julian King. Balfour was also convicted of home invasion and residential burglary. During the sentencing, the judge looked Balfour in the eyes and said, “your soul is as barren as dark space.”

 

Mitt Romney Says “Obama Has Given Trust Where it Was Not Earned, Insult Where It Was Not Deserved”

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Mitt Romney Says “Obama Has Given Trust Where it Was Not Earned, Insult Where It Was Not Deserved” (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

Mitt Romney is speaking at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention slamming President Obama saying he doesn’t deserve a second term in office because his policies haven’t fixed the economic problems and has diminished American leadership.  He said President Obama has exposed the military “to cuts no-one can justify” and that his administration has compromised national security secrets. Romney went to bat saying “in dealings with other nations, President Obama has given trust where it was not earned, insult where it was not deserved and apology where it was not due.” He said the military will be saddled with a trillion dollars in cuts. He said strategy isn’t driving the military cuts. Mark my words, the cuts would only weaken the VA system. Funny Romney should attack the president on that, since Republicans signed that legislation for $50 billion in cuts — 175 in the House and 29 in the Senate.

Romney slammed Obama on the covert intelligence leaks, that even a Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein said some ‘intel leaks’ came from someone at the White House. Mitt Romney said it was contemptible. By the way, Diane Feinstein has backtracked on her comments, saying “I stated that I did not believe the president leaked classified information. I shouldn’t have speculated beyond that, because the fact of the matter is I don’t know the source of the leaks,” the Hill reports. Um, that would be lost on Mitt Romney. Romney vowed that his White House won’t leak intelligence information. Really? Does Scooter Libby come to anyone’s mind? That has to do with the Valerie Plame outing that occurred under Romney advisor Eric Edelman’s watch. Romney asks why is flexibility with the Russian leaders more important than transparency with the American people. That assertion should be fact-checked.

He says Obama is fond of lecturing Israel’s leaders, saying he has undermined their positions. He claims at the UN Obama spoke of them as though they weren’t our closest ally. This may be the best speech Mitt Romney has given, but it doesn’t mean he knows what he is doing. I recall then-candidate Barack Obama saying he would close Guantanamo Bay when he got into office. Well, guess what, it is still open. Some times you may want to do but can’t when you are actually sitting in the Oval Office.

Mitt Romney is slamming China and their one-child policy saying it can be ruthless. He says China manipulates its currency to achieve an unfair advantage. He said Obama hasn’t stopped the cheating and he will. Really? Let’s see, aren’t we up to our necks in debt to China? Sorry, Mitt Romney as a foreign policy expert is laughable.  He says we can’t be neutral in the outcome of the Middle East crisis.

He said resolve moves events in our direction and won’t surrender America’s leadership in the world — clarity in our purpose and resolve in our might. Sounds like a lot of hogwash as usual coming from the lips of politicians. Yeah, Mitt, let’s see what you will do when you get in the White House if you win the election.

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Gun Sales Skyrocket in Colorado After James Holmes Shooting Rampage at “Dark Knight Rises” Midnight Premiere

Gun sales up in Colorado after the deadliest shooting massacre in America’s history. The Denver Post reports that background checks for people wanting to purchase guns in Colorado jumped more than 41 percent after James Holmes went on a shooting rampage early Friday morning at the premiere of final Batman flick “Dark Knight Rises.” Firearms instructors are reportedly seeing an increase in the training required for a concealed-carry permit, the newspaper reports.

Between Friday and Sunday, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation approved background checks for 2,887 people who wanted to purchase a firearm — a 43 percent increase over the previous Friday through Sunday and a 39 percent jump over those same days on the first weekend of July.

The biggest spike was on Friday, when there were 1,216 checks, a 43 percent increase over the average number for the previous two Fridays. Source

Unfortunately there will some some “ticking timebombs” purchasing guns in Colorado as well. So, this doesn’t really solve the problem of guns getting in the wrong hands, now does it?

Torrence Brown Jr. to File First Lawsuit in James Holmes Shooting Rampage that Claims Best Friend’s Life Alexander Boik

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Torrence Brown-Smith to File First Lawsuit in James Holmes Shooting Rampage that Claims Best Friend’s Life Alexander Boik

First lawsuit about to be filed in James Holmes Aurora theater shooting rampage by Torrence Brown-Smith [Torrence Brown Jr.], who was in the Century 16 theater when the gunfire erupted. One of his best friends, Alexander Boik died after being shot in the chest. Brown was not physically injured, but claims he now suffers from extreme trauma. That’s entirely possible.

Torrence Brown-Smith [Torrence Brown Jr.] has hired attorney Donald Karpel to represent him. TMZ reports Brown is targeting three defendants — the theater, James Holmes’ doctors and Warner Bros.

The theater — Karpel claims it was negligent for the theater to have an emergency door in the front that was not alarmed or guarded.  It’s widely believed Holmes entered the theater with a ticket,  propped the emergency door open from inside, went to his car and returned with guns.

James Holmes’ doctors — Karpel says it appears Holmes was on several medications — prescribed by one or more doctors —  at the time of the shooting and he believes the docs did not properly monitor Holmes.

Warner Bros. —  Karpel says “Dark Knight Rises” was particularly violent and Holmes mimicked some of the action.  The attorney says theater goers were helpless because they thought the shooter was part of the movie.  Karpel tells TMZ, “Somebody has to be responsible for the rampant violence that is shown today.” Source:  TMZ

This will be the first of many lawsuits, but the timing is suspect. The victims haven’t even been buried yet and there’s a money grab. SMH.

Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee Seeks Meeting with NRA Over John Holmes Aurora Shooting Rampage

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Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee Seeks Meeting with NRA Over John Holmes Aurora Shooting Rampage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

REP. SHEILA JACKSON-LEE SEEKS MEETING WITH NRA:  Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) is seeking a meeting with the National Rifle Association (NRA) to see if there are any ways to find an agreement on how to prevent tragedies like the Aurora shooting massacre last Friday at the premiere of the new Batman movie, “Dark Knight Rises,” that left 12 dead and 58 wounded. Sheila Jackson-Lee, who once wanted hurricanes to have more black sounding names, said late Monday from the House floor, “I’m going to invite the National Rifle Association to one of my meetings. I want to sit down and talk to them about how we can work together.” Ain’t nothing like Sheila Jackson-Lee mucking up any situation.

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Director Martin Scorsese Stars in New Apple Ad Directing Siri to Call Up Real Time Traffic Reports

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Director Martin Scorsese Newest Celebrity Pitchman for Apple Directs Siri in New iPhone Ad (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Martin Scorsese stars in new Apple ad:  The iPhone 4S “intelligent personal assistant” was showcased in a new ad starring Martin Scorsese, who sits in a New York City cab, ordering Siri to rearrange meetings, locate a friend named Rick and call up real-time traffic reports.

Providing real-time traffic reports is a rumored upgrade to the phone’s upcoming iOS 6 operating system. Scorsese says, “I like you, Siri, you’re going places.”

Scorsese follows Zooey Deschanel, Samuel L. Jackson and John Malkovich as pitchmen for Apple!

REPORT: Michael Jackson Estate Executors to Ask Court to Appoint Temporary Guardian for Kids After Katherine Jackson “Kidnapped”

The Jackson family implodes over late King of Pop Michael Jackson’s estate, with Tito, Marlon and Jackie breaking rank with Janet, Jermaine and Randy on the ‘kidnapping’ of mother Katherine Jackson and confrontation with Paris Jackson, where is Child Services?

Trouble for the Katherine Jackson? TMZ is Michael Jackson estate executors will go to court and ask that a temporary guardian be appointed for the late singer’s kids alleging Katherine Jackson has been effectively kidnapped by Michael’s siblings and as a result the kids, Paris, Prince and Blanket, are in danger and without supervision.

Sources very familiar with the situation tell TMZ … the executors feel responsible for protecting the kids … since the kids are the primary beneficiaries of their father’s estate.  As such, the executors and others involved want a temporary guardian to care for the kids.

As we previously reported, Katherine went off the radar more than a week ago leaving her grandkids behind as Janet, Jermaine, Randy, Rebbie and Tito executed a long-standing plan to convince Katherine that Michael’s will was a fraud and the executors had to go.

Sources tell us … this plan has been in the works for months, but here’s the problem … Even if the will was invalidated, MJ’s brothers and sisters would get zilch because the prior will also gives them nothing. Source

I am really surprised that Child Protective Services hasn’t paid a visit to the Jackson residence in California. They go after people for much less. Mrs. Jackson has effectively abandoned these kids, whether she was kidnapped by her kids or not. She seemed pretty happy playing Uno with her daughter and family in Arizona.

UPDATE#1 (07/24/12): TMZ reports Tito Joe Jackson, AKA TJ, son of Michael Jackson’s brother Tito, is having his lawyer draft legal docs in a bid to become temporary guardian of Paris, Prince and Blanket.

UPDATE#2 (07/24/12): Randy Jackson appeared on “Politics Nation” with Al Sharpton saying the executors of his brother’s estate are criminals because the will is a fake. Rev. Sharpton showed a video with Michael Jackson in New York on the day Randy Jackson claims the will was signed in Los Angeles. Um, two issues with his weak accusations: a witness forgets which city the will was signed in and it was approved by the court. Lest Randy Jackson forgets, the siblings were cut out of Jackson’s earlier will and I seriously doubt John Branca and John McClain would risk losing their law licenses and their fortunes on Michael Jackson’s behalf. Tito backed out of the Janet, Jermaine, Rebbie and Randy hot mess.

Randy Jackson told Al Sharpton that this plot wasn’t about money, but Radaronline reports he and Jermaine Jackson pleaded with the estate to release some funds to help pay for child support for Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza, whom they both had two kids each with. Nasty.

UPDATE#3 (07/24/12): Someone forgot to send Marlon Jackson the memo that some of his siblings ‘kidnapped’ his mother and took her to Arizona because she needed rest per a doctor’s orders. He and two of his brothers, Jackie and Tito, appeared on “The Insider” during which he broke down in tears, TMZ reports:

Marlon explained, “We’ve been told that our mother is safe. She’s doing well. But we have not spoken to her. We have not talked to her and I don’t know where my mother is.”

At that point, Marlon grew incensed, saying, “All i know is she is in Arizona, and whatever doctor is saying I can’t talk to my mother you call ME!” Marlon then stormed off.

I am really surprised at Janet Jackson, who at one point wanted to be the guardian of her brother’s kids, to have now called Paris Jackson a “spoiled bitch.”

TJ Jackson’s tweet to Paris Jackson:

Here’s a tweet from Jermaine Jackson: