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The Old Empire Strikes Back?

shushshush Senior MemberPosts: 6,259 Senior Member
'' Last Thursday US Representative Curt Clawson mistook two senior US officials testifying at a congressional hearing for representatives of the government of India.''

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-echochambers-28496544

Nisha Biswal of the state department and Arun Kumar of the commerce department.

A ''you look like foreigners to me'' moment.

Ye gods and little fishes!

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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    shush wrote: »
    '' Last Thursday US Representative Curt Clawson mistook two senior US officials testifying at a congressional hearing for representatives of the government of India.''

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-echochambers-28496544

    Nisha Biswal of the state department and Arun Kumar of the commerce department.

    A ''you look like foreigners to me'' moment.

    Ye gods and little fishes!

    And you from afar need to realize when discussing things on a fairly conservative forum that you need to think about from whence your info comes. The liberal faction of this country, which includes most of our media, loves to take pot shots at any conservative politician. And that is what happened here. In truth, this guy, Clawson, is a teaparty member newly elected in Florida. That right there makes him prime meat for the libs. And that's what this is all about. Everyday all of us make worse mistakes than this. You see two Indians or Filipinos or Mexicans together, is your first thought that Ahh two Americans of That descent? No, you or I would probably make the same assumption that Clawson did. It's only natural. Yeah we all really profile people. Only Liberals try to spin your mistake into a global incident. But if you pay close attention to liberals, they make as many mistakes. But when you have the main stream media on your side, then you can get away with murder. And yes, FOX was one news entity to bring up Clawson's mistake. But Fox, unlike the lame stream media, has both liberal and conservative reporters. They truly are Fair and Balanced.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    And you from afar need to realize when discussing things on a fairly conservative forum that you need to think about from whence your info comes. The liberal faction of this country, which includes most of our media, loves to take pot shots at any conservative politician. And that is what happened here. In truth, this guy, Clawson, is a teaparty member newly elected in Florida. That right there makes him prime meat for the libs. And that's what this is all about. Everyday all of us make worse mistakes than this. You see two Indians or Filipinos or Mexicans together, is your first thought that Ahh two Americans of That descent? No, you or I would probably make the same assumption that Clawson did. It's only natural. Yeah we all really profile people. Only Liberals try to spin your mistake into a global incident. But if you pay close attention to liberals, they make as many mistakes. But when you have the main stream media on your side, then you can get away with murder. And yes, FOX was one news entity to bring up Clawson's mistake. But Fox, unlike the lame stream media, has both liberal and conservative reporters. They truly are Fair and Balanced.


    I repeat;

    Ye gods and little fishes!

    snake, Did they report the truth?
    snake284 wrote: »
    You see two Indians or Filipinos or Mexicans together, is your first thought that Ahh two Americans of That descent? No, you or I would probably make the same assumption that Clawson did. It's only natural.

    Not if you live in my skin mate.
    snake284 wrote: »
    And you from afar need to realize when discussing things on a fairly conservative forum that you need to think about from whence your info comes.

    Is that with a small c or a big C.
  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,628 Senior Member
    In the big wide world of Congressional mis-speaks, this doesn't even rate a comment, let alone a news story, or a thread on this forum. The misguided, misinformed, misleading, mistaken, and utterly inane utterances of Democratic legislators are epic in proportion. They come from all (of Barack Obama's) 57 states.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    horselips wrote: »
    In the big wide world of Congressional mis-speaks, this doesn't even rate a comment, let alone a news story, or a thread on this forum. The misguided, misinformed, misleading, mistaken, and utterly inane utterances of Democratic legislators are epic in proportion. They come from all (of Barack Obama's) 57 states.


    :rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao:

    Amen Bro!
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Ummm...............Yeah. We got a Congresscritter that thinks if you put too many people on the island of Guam, the island will capsize. The Democrats have some people that regularly make completely stupid, ignorant, hilarious statements on the record in Congress, and it's never reported. But let a Republican make a mistake speaking, and the MSM will be all over it like manure flies on fresh cow pie.
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  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    Indian doctors and engineers are getting thicker around here than Mexican gardeners.

    I sure hope the brits don't expect us to save their behinds from sharia law in a couple of years. We've bailed them out enough.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    BAMAAK wrote: »
    Indian doctors and engineers are getting thicker around here than Mexican gardeners.

    I sure hope the brits don't expect us to save their behinds from sharia law in a couple of years. We've bailed them out enough.

    When I was in nuke power, the last plant I worked at had a LOT of Indian engineers. Must have been about 40 with the last name Patel. One of them was always setting off the fire alarm in the building he was in cooking dinner on his small electric wok. I was on fire brigade, and he used enough curry powder that walking in there would make your eyes burn like they were on fire. We finally convinced him to do his cooking in the break area where the fire alarms weren't as sensitive to cooking fumes.

    Had a Russian electrical engineer that managed to get shocked on control power circuits with boring regularity. I don't have any idea what he was saying when he got shocked, but it probably wasn't good! :rotflmao:
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  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    BAMAAK wrote: »
    I sure hope the brits don't expect us to save their behinds from sharia law in a couple of years.


    How will you be able to do that, all us foreigners look alike. :tooth:

    cpj wrote: »
    [/B]............You see two Indians (the kind from India, not so called "native Amaericans").......


    You mean two gentlemen from the Indian subcontinent or South Asia, to include
    India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan and the islands of the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

    Yo, dat's tite son! Yah mean? :wink:
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
    shush wrote: »
    Is that with a small c or a big C.

    shush,

    You seem to be well 'read' on American politics, but just in case, I'll explain that, for all practical purposes, there aren't really any 'big C' conservatives here, since there is no viable party called the Conservative Party. Actually, there probably is a party named the Conservative Party, but almost no one is in it and they are not a factor on the political scene. But more importantly, conservatives here have mostly never even heard of Edmund Burke, despite the fact that they probably conform to many of his stated principles (that don't involve holding on to the monarchy :tooth:).

    In the US, before the Democrat Party gained control of the media, Hollywood, and most of the college professorships and redefined our language to make the word 'conservative' a synonym for 'redneck,' 'racist,' 'cretin,' etc., it simply was just a general term for folks who believed in the Constitution, and wanted any major changes in governing to be carefully debated and examined before implementation. This was to avoid or minimize the unexpected consequences, as Edmund Burke warned of, and effect major changes slowly. Conservatism in the US evolved out of the original libertarian beliefs of the founding fathers, as a way to hold on to the original tenets expressed in the Constitution.

    You probably know more about this subject than I do, but I just wanted to make sure that everybody who didn't already know, that there are significant differences in the meanings of the labels of 'liberal' and 'conservative' between the USA and Great Britain.
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    It was nicer than saying "dot, not feather"

    Or "quick trip, not casino"
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  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    shush,

    You seem to be well 'read' on American politics, but just in case, I'll explain that, for all practical purposes, there aren't really any 'big C' conservatives here, since there is no viable party called the Conservative Party. Actually, there probably is a party named the Conservative Party, but almost no one is in it and they are not a factor on the political scene. But more importantly, conservatives here have mostly never even heard of Edmund Burke, despite the fact that they probably conform to many of his stated principles (that don't involve holding on to the monarchy :tooth:).

    In the US, before the Democrat Party gained control of the media, Hollywood, and most of the college professorships and redefined our language to make the word 'conservative' a synonym for 'redneck,' 'racist,' 'cretin,' etc., it simply was just a general term for folks who believed in the Constitution, and wanted any major changes in governing to be carefully debated and examined before implementation. This was to avoid or minimize the unexpected consequences, as Edmund Burke warned of, and effect major changes slowly. Conservatism in the US evolved out of the original libertarian beliefs of the founding fathers, as a way to hold on to the original tenets expressed in the Constitution.

    You probably know more about this subject than I do, but I just wanted to make sure that everybody who didn't already know, that there are significant differences in the meanings of the labels of 'liberal' and 'conservative' between the USA and Great Britain.


    A very concise account of how the land lies, thank you. :up:

    The reason behind the two c's question;
    snake284 wrote: »
    And you from afar need to realize when discussing things on a fairly conservative forum that you need to think about from whence your info comes.

    My eyes are not what they were, just had to make sure. :tooth:

    bisley wrote: »
    (that don't involve holding on to the monarchy :tooth:)

    Got that in nicely,

    Touchee! :devil:
  • PFDPFD Senior Member Posts: 1,482 Senior Member
    On the OT, I saw the video and found it hilarious and had no idea who he was or what party he was from. You'd think when you have someone testifying before you someone would have told you who they are and why they're there, but I guess mistakes happen.

    This.

    All the rest is just a bunch of "Yeah, well you should see what the other side does!" or "It's only in the news 'cause it was a conservative" or "It's a perfectly understandable mistake". Kind of embarrassing to not have the gumption to laugh at "one of our own" when they do something stupid.

    Shush, it was hilarious and a sad reminder that 9 times out of ten when the Honorable Senator or Congressman Blowhard takes part in some sort of event that can have far reaching consequences they probably have no business being there.
    That's all I got.

    Paul
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