Good morning, everyone!
I was going to rest my re-injured hand (broke/tore my right thumbnail 3/4" into the quick on Wed.) for another week, but Mitt's Very Bad Week happened. So - applesauce, bitches!
You know, I was concerned that the Freeperati would be despondent over Bad Will Hunting - The Smirkening, until I read these justifi.....er, reasons why Mittens' response was so misinterpreted -
"His face is ALWAYS like that!"
Will 'the smirk' come to haunt Romney? [when the media need to bury you, their pit is bottomless] Telegraph - UK ^ | September 13, 2012 | Damian Thompson
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012 1:33:58 PM by Cincinatus' Wife
That's quite some smirk on Mitt Romney's face as he walks away from the podium in Jacksonville, Florida, having just woven in criticism of Barack Obama to his reaction to the murders in Benghazi. The photograph was taken by Charles Dharapak of the Associated Press, and I suspect it's going to be one of the most significant images of the campaign. Maybe Mr Romney was just unlucky, but on the other hand… are you surprised? Honestly?
*********************I found this particularly interesting because yesterday while listening to Barack Obama's first press availability on the Libya murders, it struck me that his voice still rang with the same undisguised narcissism it always conveys (there was no hint of emotion for the death of Americans).
The idea of "Mitt's smirk" as the new media and blogosphere smear is telling.
I can't post the photo (AP) but it's at the source...
To: Cincinatus' Wife
That is not a smirk! It is a strained smile.
To: Cincinatus' Wife
In terms of inappropriate facial expressions, one only has to look at the arrogance that characterize the multiplicity of 0bungle photos that litter the media.
To: SacajaweauThat is not a smirk on Romney's face but the picture of the fag that wrote this has a smirk on his mouth... or maybe it's stretch marks.
To: Cincinatus' Wife
So friggin what?...
To: Cincinatus' WifeRomney always has this look on his face. It is just how he looks; like him or not. For someone to say he is smirking is the ultimate in media bias. Unbelievable.
You could find probably 1,000 pictures of him with the same look on his face.
Mitt Romney denounces anti-Muslim film
sun-sentinel.com ^ | September 14, 2012
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 1:25:41 PM by ilovesarah2012
NEW YORK--Mitt Romney denounced an anti-Muslim film that is stirring unrest in the Middle East, even as he stood by his condemnation of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo for its implied denunciation of the film.Speaking to George Stephanopoulous of ABC's “Good Morning America,” Romney said he still believed it was "inappropriate" for the embassy to put out the statement, issued as anger rose in Egypt on Sept. 11 over a film that ridiculed the Muslim prophet Muhammad. He said the embassy should have taken it down after protesters breached the embassy grounds. The same day, attackers in Libya stormed a U.S. consulate and killed four foreign service officers, including the ambassador, Christopher Stevens.
Just when he was acting like a leader...he backs down...
This “report” is partial spin on the topic. What Romney said was wishy-washy, but not they way they imply it.
Jees why did he do that
Just another wimpy politician. I bet Allen West doesn’t denounce the film.
Unfortunately, he's not the one running for President.
I watched some of it on YouTube and it was just silly. Looked like something goofy college pranksters would do.
Just think - if Spielberg had produced it, we'd really have something, huh?
My guess is hardly any of the muslim rioters even watched it. They are the religion of perpetual outrage. I’m sick of American(sic) apologizing to them.
Romney on ABC: “But I can tell you the president’s a person that a lot of people like. I don’t dislike him myself and wish him the very best.”
This will teach the ABR folks alright!! Go get em’ Mitt. What leadership!!!!!..
WTF is wrong with Romney? Why is he retreating? Good lord.33 posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 1:39:28 PM by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)..
No change here...still won’t vote for him.
In the End Days you are given only bad choices...
To: GeronL; All
Sarah Palin said essentially the same thing when Rev Jones threatened to burn the Quaran. She said that Rev Jones had a right to do it, but he shouldn’t do it, and no one wet their pants.
Why did the White House take so long to disavow the Cairo Embassy statement?
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 8:57:08 AM by nuconvert
As near as I can tell, the original statement released by the U.S. embassy in Cairo, " U.S. Embassy Condemns Religious Encitement", wasn't disclaimed for at least 5hrs.
Maybe they were sympathetic to the feelings expressed.
I think it was dangled out as bait and Romney and others took it.
If the White House had wanted to correct the story, they could have done so within 20 mins of it being posted.
The phoney(sic) outrage against Romney & others now is what Obama's handlers were hoping would happen.IMHO
To: nuconvertTake a good look people. This is J.C. Stevens, the slain ambassador, who was just appointed to the position in June.
The senior guy he replaced was packed off to Ghana at the time. Like Brain(sic) Terry, he, a junior foreign service officer and two U.S. Marines slain with him were just pawns in a giant Obama game to downsize America's influence in the world.10 posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 9:08:16 AM by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)..
I don’t know that your characterization of Stevens is correct.
William F Buckley was using the State Department as a Cover when he was kidnapped. Political Officer/Station Chief.
Deputy Principal officer and Political Section Chief
-Jerusalem , Israel
Political Officer - Damascus Syria
consular/political officer - Cairo, Egypt
consular/economic officer in Riyadh.
Stevens had been around. He has been with the Foreign Service since 1991
To: nuconvertObama’s Statement on the Muslim attacks on American missions
To all my Muslim friends. Peace be unto you in the name of Mohammed, blessed be his name.
If you MUST kill Americans, please try to refrain from hacking their bodies to pieces as it makes them difficult to identify.
Statement from Mitt Romney
American Embassies are AMERICAN SOIL. If you attack another American Embassy, unlike in Cairo where you morons violated our territory and destroyed property and where the Marine sentries were ordered by the Muslim friendly Obama administration to STAND DOWN, our security forces will FIRE FOR EFFECT. If necessary, I will dispatch carrier based air cover and additional ground forces to protect our people and remove them from your clutches.
The Marine Hymn contains the line “…to the shores of Tripoli.” If you wish to continue your insane tribal and sectarian madness, we will be back just long enough to bring out every American citizen then leave you to your national insanity until you’re all dead.