1883- ALL AND ALL IT’S JUST ANOTHER BRICK [NOTE] IN THE WALL?
So the news for the last few days has focused on Romney’s ‘world tour’.
As most of you know- he embarked on this trip to boost his foreign policy credentials.
And of course- the ‘main stream media’ has made it sound like he has made the worst gaffs since the time Biden told one of his political ‘close friends’ to stand up at some rally.
Biden ‘go ahead- stand- don’t be shy’ of course the guy sat there- still- hoping Biden would move on.
‘Go ahead stand man- stand damn it- enough of this false MODESTY- stand!!”
Finally- someone from the audience yelled ‘he’s crippled you ….’
Close friend- remember?
So- in London Romney’s asked about the Olympics- does he think there might be some security problems.
And as a former CEO who ran the Olympics in the past- he was honest- he said there might be some difficulties with the security people who were hired to do the job.
Oh my- the press in the U.K. and the U.S. made it sound like this was the worst thing in the world.
They spent days- top headlines- top world news- yes- ‘how can this be- Romney singlehandedly has destroyed the greatest coalition ever- NATO and the Brits will fall apart now!! Oh my!!!’
I mean it’s hilarious.
Most don’t realize that Romney simply expressed- in a nice way- what the British press has been saying for weeks.
As a matter of fact- the security company who was hired to do security were about 3,000 men short.
The British military filled the gap.
This is bad- very- very bad.
Though I’m sure the military are good guys- yet they are not trained for this type of job.
The London games is a major target for terrorism- and if the truth be told- Romney’s comments were mild.
But because they decided to portray them the way they did- now the media are stuck in a way- because the games have had a bad start.
Most of the seats are empty- they actually need people to attend the events.
Yet- you have people who can’t get tickets.
They don’t know for sure- but it might be that lots of companies bought tickets- and gave them to their people- and the people are not going.
I mean I’m sure it couldn’t be the fact that the media have been reporting for weeks that the security is in fact not good- no- it can’t be that.
Either way- Romney was right- and those who follow the news know it.
Then- Romney trotted off to Israel.
Of course the media have found their niche- they are waiting to stomp on him every time they get a chance.
So- he tells the Israelis ‘your culture obviously has contributed to your success as a nation’.
Okay- is this true or not?
Look- as a bald faced statement- it is true.
What did the media say?
Oh my- Romney has insulted the Arab world- he has defamed the Palestinians- how could he ever have made a statement like this!
Now- as an independent- I do not always side with U.S. policy in that part of the world.
And- I think the American Evangelical church has made some big mistakes when they read the bible- and try to fit current U.S. policy in with their interpretation of end time events.
So- I do not see the Palestinian problem as one side being the enemy [Palestinians] and the other as the ‘people of God inheriting the land’.
For the most part those are Old Testament mindsets that overlook the New Testament view- that we are all called to inherit the kingdom thru the Cross.
So- just wanted to make that clear.
But- the truth is Israel has one of strongest Democracies in that region of the world.
They are governed with a system of courts and laws- that have even ruled on the side of Arab people- against their own govt.!
That’s rare- very rare- you do not find that in Arab states- that a court in Iran would rule against their leaders- and side with a Jew.
You have certain Arab states- that to even be Jewish would get you killed on the spot.
And some Arab states [not all!] have no real rule of law- even though they have tried- many are living a lawless existence.
Okay- I know there’s more to the debate- but on its face- Romney simply told the truth.
Yet the media are reporting it as a huge blunder- the likes of which has never been seen before!!
So- they show a clip of Romney putting a folded prayer request in the Wailing Wall [Jerusalem].
They then do a quick story ‘I wonder what he said’.
You know- it’s a traditional thing- the wall is a place for the Jewish people to connect with God- and they pray daily at the wall.
So- Romney kinda says what he wrote in the note- he says he thanked God for the source of our salvation- a few other things.
Then they show the shot of Obama when he did his note- of course they had the scoop form Obama’s note.
He asked for ‘wisdom and knowledge to govern the people’.
Basically the same prayer that king Solomon prayed [convenient that this slipped out- in Jerusalem!]
Then they had the shot of good ole G.W. [Bush].
I braced myself.
They simply showed him putting his hands on the wall.
I was waiting for Brain Ross to break in [you know- Ross is the news guy who ‘outed’ Jim Holmes from the Colorado shooting- he said he was a Tea Partier from Aurora- of course he outed an innocent man].
Yeah- I was waiting for the ‘Ross Report’.
‘George- I have breaking news- I don’t know if this is the same GW from Texas- but a goat herder was walking by the wall- and he found this note had fallen- strangely- it was signed by a GW from Texas’.
Go on Brian- what does it say man?
‘Well- like I said- we don’t know if it’s Bush- but the note says- and I quote- “What’s it like to be a wall” unquote’.
Yeah- I was waiting for the scoop.
So- you get the idea- the media have the power- and the desire- to depict one side as total idiots- and the other as those who can do no wrong.
I’m not on either side- trust me- but the bias is hard not to see.
Okay- I actually do have more to say- maybe tomorrow.
Right after I post this- I’ll post some pics from the weekend- now that I got my smart phone- I’m taken pics.
In a little while I will be driving my daughter to San Antonio- she’s catching a flight back to Indiana- she’s staying there for now- her boyfriend has been working across the country- right now they are in Indiana.
So- I’m sure I’ll take some pics.
That’s it for now- enjoy the pics.
And don’t forget the lesson of the day.
If you’re in a political rally- and Biden says ‘go ahead- stand up man- for the love of Pete’.
Just leave- it will save you from a very awkward moment for sure.
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