Polish Nazis. I hate Polish Nazis
Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:35 PM
Obama Nazi death camp gaffe 'hurt all Poles': PM
(AFP) – 4 hours ago
WARSAW — US President Barack Obama's description of a Nazi German Holocaust site as a "Polish death camp" shocked Poland, whose leaders insist the record be set straight 67 years after World War II.
Obama on Tuesday labeled the Nazi facility used to process Jews for extermination as a "Polish death camp." The White House later said the president "misspoke" and expressed "regret".
The linguistic faux pas overshadowed Obama's posthumous award of the highest US civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to Jan Karski, a former Polish underground officer who provided early eyewitness accounts of Nazi Germany's genocide of European Jews.
Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Wednesday Obama's words had hurt all Poles and he expected more from Washington than just "regret".
"I am convinced that our American friends can today allow themselves a stronger reaction than a simple expression of regret from the White House spokesman -- a reaction more inclined to eliminate once and for all these kinds of errors," Tusk told reporters in Warsaw.
"Today, this is a problem for the reputation of the United States," the prime minister said.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:05 PM
links in article and video at site
Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 8:12 PM
Barack Obama gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dolores Huerta, an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. During the ceremony today President Obama admitted he stole her slogan “Yes we can!” for his 2008 campaign.
President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday to Dolores Huerta, an 82-year-old labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union.
Huerta is also an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America.
DSA describes itself as “the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International.”
Huerta has claimed, “Republicans hate Latinos,” and has spoken fondly of Hugo Chavez’s despotic regime in Venezuela.
The Medal of Freedom is awarded to individuals who have made “especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
Barack Obama admitted at the ceremony today that he stole Huerta’s slogan for his campaign.
read it at the link.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:33 PM
Not sure, it doesn't seem to make it clear what particular camp he was referring to but they do say "Many were killed in death camps set up by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland -- including the most notorious, Auschwitz-Birkenau" so it's possible he meant that one.
Was this a Nazi death camp in Poland used for the killing of Polish citizens?
Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:23 PM
You can count on one hand the number of times that Obama has said something that was off.
With Bush and then Palin, most of us lost track of the stupidity because it became an almost daily occurrence.
What's the other thing he said... 57 states? Conservatives felt tingles down their spine when he said that one. They still talk about it.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:37 PM
I'd go with referring to them by who created and controlled them, especially in a case like this where you're pretty much assigning the responsibility for the death camps on those who suffered and died in those very camps.
There were lots of death camps, many of them were in Poland. So how precisely are you supposed to refer to a death camp in Poland?
Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:44 PM
Earlier in the day, he botched the signing of the guest book at Westminster Abbey by writing the date as "24 May 2008."
Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:42 AM
Like NDAA 2012
The 800 billion dollar failed stimulus
PATRIOT Act extension and ramp up
US citizen drone assassinations
and a host of other poor legislation? This man can do absolutely no wrong in the eyes of democrats. Even as he carries on the Bush jr. legacy everyone bitched and moaned about. Unreal.
Posted 01 June 2012 - 12:53 PM
Did you see how they're covering up the deaths of innocent civilians killed in drone attacks?
I wonder how much the civilian casualty totals would drop for the Iraq war if Bush had tried to pull this sort of bullshit (of course you can bet your ass those who think this is the "right thing" now would have been screaming the loudest if he had even hinted at it)
The White House convinces itself that the Obama-ordered air strikes overseas have not killed many civilians because, according to the president, any and all men near around a drone target are considered enemies of America and can be executed without being added to the count of civilian casualties.
"It in effect counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants, according to several administration officials, unless there is explicit intelligence posthumously proving them innocent," is how the Times report it. "Counterterrorism officials insist this approach is one of simple logic: people in an area of known terrorist activity, or found with a top Qaeda operative, are probably up to no good."
Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:02 PM
Is it in the water or something?
Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:22 PM
Sure is, prolly from the fucking fracking...prolly
Is it in the water or something?
Obama’s Support for Natural Gas Drilling "A Painful Moment" for Communities Exposed to Fracking
Last week, President Obama called the United States "the Saudi Arabia of natural gas" in a speech about boosting domestic energy production. That concerns Wyoming farmer John Fenton, who already has more than two dozen gas wells on his property. The Environmental Protection Agency ruled in December that water contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming, was a result natural gas extraction and the controversial technique known as fracking. "Things changed pretty rapidly," Fenton says, after fracking took place on his land near Pavillion, and he now has to ship in water for drinking. "It didn’t take long to notice significant impacts to the water, the change to smell like diesel fuel. Methane was bubbling in the water. We had neighbors that actually had livestock die from drinking the water. And we also saw really huge impacts to our way of life. The farm fields are full of wellheads now that we have to work around. We have people coming and going off our property 24 hours a day. And we’ve seen over a 50 percent devaluation in the value of our land." We also speak with filmmaker Josh Fox, who was arrested for attempting to record a congressional hearing over the EPA report on Pavillion. Fox is producing a sequel to his award-winning film, "Gasland," about the impact of fracking across the United States. [includes rush transcript]
Posted 01 June 2012 - 05:51 PM
Unreal. Is it some type of strange joke? Or his hyperpartisanship really jumped the shark and now it's just football. Blue vs. red.
Posted 01 June 2012 - 06:06 PM
LOLberals; they never seize to amaze.