MAJOR BREAKING NEWS  10:54 am November 30, 2011

Heritage Foundation Dweeb Bravely Notices Obama Nearly Made a Gaffe

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

File photo of every Heritage Foundation blogger, ever.

One lonely little Heritage Foundation blogger weenie has stumbled upon the ultimate smoking gun of rock solid evidence that Barack Obama is a hopeless fool who could not pass the fifth grade: he accidentally said “English Embassy,” a thing which does not exist, when he was dutifully expressing his required disapproval of recent attacks on the British Embassy in Tehran. The actual next words out of Obama’s mouth if you watch the video corrected the error with “the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Iran,” but WHATEVER NO TAKEBACKS HUGE SCREW UP.

Most importantly, the blog post explains that by math, this near-mistake basically cancels out anyone being able to care about the relentless series of brutal foreign policy gaffes committed daily by the dim cesspool of idiots in the GOP presidential field:

In a press conference this evening, the president referred in stumbling fashion to the “English Embassy” in Iran instead of the British Embassy. One can only imagine the kind of howls of derision that would greet any presidential contender if that kind of basic error were made before, say, the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. You can watch the video above.

Ha ha, here is a funny thing: when we first clicked on the blog post, the video of the remarks did appear at the top of the page, where you could easily notice Obama correcting himself. We accidentally refreshed the page and noticed that like Internet Magick, the video is now gone! Probably because that would ruin our righteous blogger’s next point:

In case the president is unaware, England forms part of Great Britain, which also includes Scotland and Wales, though not Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom.

Look at all that fancy information! Obama would know that there is a thing called the United Kingdom, if only he would listen to himself speak one of these times.

And as always, it is infinitely fun to check in with the batshit commenters lurking on the Heritage Foundation website, like this super smart person “Barbara,” who trashes Obama’s gross lack of knowledge about the “English Embassy” with a clever mauling of English grammar:

Gee Pres, we thought you came from Haaaaarrrrvaaaarddd! Didn’t you learn basic Geography and World History in Elementary and Middle School?????? For cryin’ out loud, get a brain, because apparently your’s went on a long vacation as soon as you stepped into the White House…

These wingnuts are becoming so subtle with their jokes these days! [Heritage Foundation]

 
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{ 208 comments }

Barb November 30, 2011 at 10:57 am

Meh, Barack has pieces of the Heritage Foundation bloggers in his stool every morning.

prommie November 30, 2011 at 11:46 am

This, this most of all, is why we love you.

Barb November 30, 2011 at 11:50 am

I am so busted! Love ya back, Prommie! I only joined the Heritage Foundation because Jeff and I can't afford a vacation this year and I was hoping that we could get an invite to Nigger Head. If loving the Heritage Foundation is wrong, I don't wanna be white.

PalinzADummy November 30, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Stop it, you, you're making me miss you already, and you're still here.

PalinzADummy November 30, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I love him too, dear.

donner_froh November 30, 2011 at 10:57 am

your's YOUR'S your's

Fucked up no matter how one types it.

FlownOver November 30, 2011 at 11:08 am

Please accept this invitation to join the Apostrophobia Society.

The first rule of the Apostrophobia Society:

"Its important to put the apostrophe in it's proper place."

weejee November 30, 2011 at 11:15 am

Heritage batshitter batter Barbara struck out. More K's for Kapitalists. Any fool knows it's spelled yourz.

PalinzADummy November 30, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Your wrong about that, you're grammar is all scrooed up, you think you'r so smart, but your wrong.

Indiepalin November 30, 2011 at 10:57 am

The shock here is that nobody asked the President why he raised the voting age from 18 to 21.

freakishlywrong November 30, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Absolutely..and the conservatives are trying to raise it to 60.

starfanglednut November 30, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I'm sure they've edited the Wikipedia article by now.

johnnyzhivago November 30, 2011 at 10:58 am

I thought England was now the United MAGIC Kingdom? Weren't they bought out by Disney last year?

Master Janitor V572 November 30, 2011 at 11:47 am

Well the whole kingdom/country/administrative unit does exist solely for the purpose of providing a backdrop to "royal" weddings, so, yes, or near enough as to make no never mind.

x111e7thst November 30, 2011 at 10:58 am

You would think a Kenyan like Barry would know better, what with Kenya being an ex-colony and all.

WunkRocker November 30, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Also they aint gotta King. Amirite? So it is more of a Queendom.

JustPixelz November 30, 2011 at 3:46 pm

According to the birf'ers, Obama is a British citizen because his father had dual citizenship in England Britain The United Kingdom.

LabRodent November 30, 2011 at 10:58 am

57 states libel!!!

johnnyzhivago November 30, 2011 at 10:59 am

This puts the Birth Certificate issue completely back on the table if you ask me.

Tundra Grifter November 30, 2011 at 11:08 am

JZ: If you want some cheap entertainment, read the remaining active discussion about the evil "Dr." Corsi's trash book over at Amazon.com. There is one deadender remaining – a tool and a fool.

GunToting[Redacted] November 30, 2011 at 11:00 am

I understand that Obama's next move is to visit the Uzbeki-keki-stan-stan embassy.

johnnyzhivago November 30, 2011 at 11:00 am

Impeachable offense???

LesBontemps November 30, 2011 at 11:58 am

Of course!

tihond November 30, 2011 at 12:21 pm

You Betcha!

Nostrildamus November 30, 2011 at 1:07 pm

The only way we can be sure is to have a trial.

Lionel[redacted]Esq November 30, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Being Black and President? By Republican standards, sure.

tessiee November 30, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Isn't everything?

Negropolis December 1, 2011 at 1:01 am

Is this, like, when you dip a president in a vat of peaches, and if he floats, he's guilty or some shit?

JosephWNobles November 30, 2011 at 11:01 am

So there's this one and then the "57 States" gaffe back in the campaign, and also "corpse-man." He better watch out, because he's only 362 away from having his own page-a-day calender like Bush!

GunToting[Redacted] November 30, 2011 at 11:42 am

I suspect term limits may reduce this to a week of pages.

Lascauxcaveman November 30, 2011 at 11:47 am

While Rick Perry has his next three years' worth already at the printers…

RadiosTyrone November 30, 2011 at 12:52 pm

All the while using his teleprompter.

JustPixelz November 30, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Bush has a "page a day" calendar for Uranus (ha ha) whose years are 30,000 days long.

CarnyTrash November 30, 2011 at 11:02 am

LIMEY LIBEL!!!!1!!!

tessiee November 30, 2011 at 9:22 pm

LIMEYLIZZIE LIBEL!!

Generation[redacted] November 30, 2011 at 11:02 am

All part of his anti-colonial world view. He recognizes England, but not the British Empire, and certainly not Northern Ireland.

You won't hear him mention Rhodesia, either.

Master Janitor V572 November 30, 2011 at 11:50 am

Or "The [Belgian] Congo."

Boomlay, boomlay, boomlay, boom!

yrbmegr November 30, 2011 at 11:02 am

We'll have to remember this when we go to vote on November 12th.

donner_froh November 30, 2011 at 11:03 am

One difference between the Pres and the GOP rabble of candidates:

Obama made a quick slip of the tongue which he corrected immediately.

The Republicans are don't know when they make mistakes and don't care.

NorthStarSpanx November 30, 2011 at 11:14 am

It was nice to have are Heritage Foundation investigating tooday. Now kind of quiet w/out Newt Lobbying and Herman changing Friend statuses.

CapeClod November 30, 2011 at 11:55 am

And the Republicans have followers who will try to alter reality by immediately going to wikipedia and edit whatever page the flub relates to.

Buckminster November 30, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Even my cable guy thinks Perry and Cain need to hang it up.

user-of-owls November 30, 2011 at 1:17 pm

The Republicans are don't know when they make mistakes and don't care.

I had no earthly idea you were Republican!

Buckminster November 30, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Republicans just have their minions alter the Wikipedia to fit their version of the facts.

tessiee November 30, 2011 at 9:25 pm

"The Republicans are don't know when they make mistakes and don't care."

Except Reagan, who, when somebody pointed his mistakes out to them (back in the days when anybody bothered to do that to a repuke), would deny them, often repeatedly, sometimes even after being shown the videotape.

I still hate that old fucker.

SayItWithWookies November 30, 2011 at 11:03 am

Apparently we should do whatever the Heritage Foundation wants us to do to fix the economy — because our country can't afford teachers or firefighters right now, and yet Heritage has a fully staffed Office of Tedious Pedantry, so clearly their economic model is doing just peachy.

prommie November 30, 2011 at 11:31 am

"Tedious Pedantry!" This will be Marx Marvelous' phrase of the day!

OneDollarJuana November 30, 2011 at 11:04 am

Quick! Ask Barbara if the Isle of Man is in the UK!

Chichikovovich November 30, 2011 at 11:27 am

Obama's a Manxist!

Negropolis December 1, 2011 at 1:19 am

I haven't laughed so hard in weeks. lol

LiveToServeYa November 30, 2011 at 11:06 am

I guess Barry owes QE2 another iPod.

DaRooster November 30, 2011 at 11:06 am

"What was the third one… sorry… oops…"
"Libya… uh… Libya?"
"This product makes girls ret@rded."

Hey Dipshit… at least he caught his mistake and admitted to it… not like your's

Barb November 30, 2011 at 11:07 am

Wow, Barbara Plunkette Turner got 144 thumbs up for saying this about the President. What kind of dweeb signs up to a website and says mean things in the hopes of getting thumbs up like that?

SexySmurf November 30, 2011 at 11:15 am

Sarah Palin is a cunt.

Barb November 30, 2011 at 11:19 am

Thanks! Now I know what to sign my Christmas cards with. I give you a thumbs-up.

Chichikovovich November 30, 2011 at 11:29 am

Well at least she has the self-respect not to sign in to a site that has eliminated the thumbs-down.

prommie November 30, 2011 at 11:34 am

Mean things are only cool if you say them "meta" and throw in obscure hipster references, and always make sure to call something "the new black" and say "today we are all tedious pedants." She's doing it wrong, is what the problem is.

superdave November 30, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Know who else said cool, hipster meta mean things?

Geminisunmars November 30, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Who?

Chichikovovich November 30, 2011 at 1:09 pm

The hipster Hitler in Springtime for Hitler?

user-of-owls November 30, 2011 at 1:20 pm

I feel like I don't even know you any more.

Barb November 30, 2011 at 4:42 pm

For real? Did I do or say something to upset you? I truly hope not.

user-of-owls December 2, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Oh no no no, dear thing! Check the arrows, I was replying to Prommie. It was a pretty lame crack along the lines of "Prommie the Terrible saying some mean things are not cool?!"
Gah, so much for going minimalist. Sorry for the confusion…sending big feathery abrazitos your way!

SorosBot November 30, 2011 at 11:34 am

And does she realize the irony in criticizing the President's minor mistake while overusing punctuation like a moron??????? And using bad grammar and stupid non-words that I guess she thinks is cute?????? SO THAT HER COMMENT MIGHT AS WELL BEEN IN ALL CAPS?????? YA THINK!!!!???

Barb November 30, 2011 at 11:38 am

That and she has a picture of her kid as her avatar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I guess she's hoping that some man will see the little butt plug and claim paternity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is this YOUR'S?

prommie November 30, 2011 at 11:48 am

I love that picture of your pussy, by the way.

DaRooster November 30, 2011 at 11:54 am

I agree… looks cozy.

LettucePrey November 30, 2011 at 12:28 pm

My conclusion, derived after years of scientific research, is that when women post pictures of their kid as their avatar, it's because they are too fat to post pictures of themselves. TROOF.

JustPixelz November 30, 2011 at 3:50 pm

What kind of dweeb signs up to a website and says mean things in the hopes of getting thumbs up like that?

Is it Hitler?

GuanoFaucet November 30, 2011 at 11:07 am

Apparently the Heritage Foundations mission is to preserve America's tradition of being the world's most fertile moron farm

prommie November 30, 2011 at 11:36 am

Tedious Pedantry: Apparently you are unaware that the possessive is formed by adding an apostrophe, and then an "s," to the end of the word in question. Declensions are rare in English, but the possessive case is the one remaining declension. Imagine the howls of derision had you made such a grammatical error in the editorial offices of the Heritage Foundation.

GuanoFaucet November 30, 2011 at 11:50 am

Thank's!

prommie November 30, 2011 at 11:52 am

"Gezundheit."

Biel_ze_Bubba November 30, 2011 at 1:24 pm

So, it's Tediou's Pedantry?

tessiee November 30, 2011 at 9:32 pm

"the world's most fertile moron farm"

I thought that was the Duggar family.

Chillwaver November 30, 2011 at 11:08 am

It's quite obvious that unlike Herm, Barry doesn't have a "special relationship" with the UK.

Not_So_Much November 30, 2011 at 11:08 am

"One can only imagine the kind of howls of delight as the deep thinkers in the Heritage Foundation starting flinging their own poo at each other during afternoon fun time! /fixed

SexySmurf November 30, 2011 at 11:08 am

I hope the Republicans in the House take time out of their busy schedule of not fixing the economy to waste tax dollars passing a non-binding resolution reaffirming that the United Kingdom still exists.

tihond November 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I hope it mentions "the special relationship!"

FlownOver November 30, 2011 at 11:09 am

Lizzie?

We await your righteous indignation.

poncho_pilot November 30, 2011 at 11:09 am

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel? did i buy a fish i need to wrap up? did i run out of Angelsoft?
am i painting and i don't want to drip paint on the floor? am i sleeping on a park bench and need a blanket?

SorosBot November 30, 2011 at 11:10 am

Damn, next maybe he'll make another major gaffer like referring to the Cold War era USSR as "Russia", or the United States as "America" even though there's a bunch of other countries in North and South America.

Sparky_McGruff November 30, 2011 at 11:10 am

Hell, I mix up the names of my two daughters, and I'm just an over-stressed dweeb writing grants at a med school. I'd probably have my pants on backwards if I had to deal with half the shit on his day-planner.

MozakiBlocks November 30, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Hell, the grandchildren are used to me going through a long list, including the dog's names before hitting the right one. The youngest boy has taken to just shouting his out to save time.

DaRooster November 30, 2011 at 11:10 am

Is this the best you got?
You are a lame ass are you not.

NorthStarSpanx November 30, 2011 at 11:10 am

Here we go, we can't get rid of the 57 States plugging up the comments sections, now we'll have this.

SexySmurf November 30, 2011 at 11:11 am

What's so great about Great Britain, anyways?

LesBontemps November 30, 2011 at 12:23 pm

"Great Britain" was a term coined before truth-in-advertising laws, which would now require labeling as "Fair-to-Middling Britain."

elviouslyqueer November 30, 2011 at 12:33 pm

"I shall tell you what is so good about England, Miss Brahms. It is the only country in the world that isn't semi-detached."

/Captain Peacock, Are You Being Served?

tessiee November 30, 2011 at 9:37 pm

So Captain Peacock has never heard of Japan?

Chillwaver November 30, 2011 at 11:11 am

"In case the president is unaware, England forms part of Great Britain, which also includes Scotland and Wales, though not Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. "

I'm now confused…did Paul Revere warn the English, the British or the UK?

Tundra Grifter November 30, 2011 at 11:12 am

I won't have an opinion about this until we all hear from Limey Lizzie.

That's not quite true. The Turbo wrote:

"One can only imagine the kind of howls of derision that would greet any presidential contender if that kind of basic error were made before, say, the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel."

This is what passes for right wing nutz' commentary. Having no real point to make, they fall back on "imagine." They use that word more than John Lennon. It is their stock-in-trade, and it works for them because it has no limits, having no foundation in reality.

As for The Heritage Foundation, it appears to be a conservative cottage industry, providing menial work for the otherwise unemployable.

Thurman Munster IV November 30, 2011 at 11:30 am

At last! Job creation!

Biel_ze_Bubba November 30, 2011 at 11:43 am

As in, "Imagine if the GOP had a decent candidate."

Biff November 30, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Or a collective soul.

BerkeleyBear November 30, 2011 at 12:46 pm

The term you are looking for is "sheltered workshop". And yes, the HF qualifies, as you have to be fucking mentally incompetent to want to work there.

tessiee November 30, 2011 at 9:42 pm

"howls of derision that would greet any presidential contender if that kind of basic error were made before, say, the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel."

So, what, now — the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is some kind of hot shit standard bearer for geopolitical knowledge, and everyone who is anyone is quaking in their boots at the thought of incurring their wrath? I figured they just wrote about beer, cheese, and the Packers.

NorthStarSpanx November 30, 2011 at 11:12 am

You mock, but I think they are waiting for their Pulitzer.

Barrelhse November 30, 2011 at 11:19 am

This would put Obama on equal footing with such GOP darlings as Cain, Perry, and 1L, the foreign policy and geography experts.

mereoblivion November 30, 2011 at 11:21 am

Its' a good thing noone axed Osama if he even nose whose our embassyodor to I-ran, eyther.

a_pink_poodle November 30, 2011 at 11:22 am

Who care's where England-land-land-land-land-stan-stan-stan-stan is?

Chichikovovich November 30, 2011 at 11:22 am

There are so many right wing think tanks these days that the Heritage Foundation has had to make do with second string talent. If they were really on their game, there would be a post (complete with siren link from Drudge and long discussion on RedState, etc.):

Another Diplomatic Blunder from Obama! Endorses Independence for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Not since DeGaulle shouted "Vive le Québec Libre!" from a balcony on an official visit to Canada has the diplomatic world been so stunned at heavy-handed interference in an allied country's internal political situation. By pointedly referring to the embassy of the United Kingdom in Iran as the "English embassy", Obama undoubtedly sent Scottish and Welsh Nationalists to the streets in cheers, and emboldened the "reformed" (sure they are) terrorists of the IRA, including the bloodthirsty provisional wing. (It is too soon to tell if this will spark a new wave of bombings in Belfast taverns and department stores, but the danger is obviously there.) The public silence of the British government on this matter reflects their clear contempt for Obama and the Changes we Can't Believe in – no doubt phone lines from London to Washington are burning, as Prime Minister Jim Hacker has delegated his senior civil servant Sir Humphrey Appleby to chastise Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. How long must the United States' international reputation continue to be stained by the amateur Obambi?

SenileAgitation November 30, 2011 at 11:34 am

So life like!

Chichikovovich November 30, 2011 at 11:45 am

And in the words of Rick Perry: "Ooops!" I forgot to include the last paragraph:
And of course the same Obama consistently insults the only true democracy in the Middle East with the policy he and his administration initiated of placing the US embassy in Tel Aviv rather than Jerusalem, the location chosen by the Israelis themselves. In this case, he cites "UN resolutions" as a justification for the slap in the face to our faithful ally. But as his aid and comfort to the IRA shows, the only real principle behind Obama's actions is right out of the pages of the left's treasured instruction manual, Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals: always prefer terrorists – be they Irish or Palestinian – over trustworthy, friends and allies.

SorosBot November 30, 2011 at 12:21 pm

"Obama consistently insults the only true democracy in the Middle East…"

Wait, why would Turkey be insulted by where we place our embassy to Israel?

Chichikovovich November 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm

A question I've often asked myself when neocons repeat this turn of phrase. Then I ask: "How does someplace count as a "true democracy" when millions of people who live in the territory they have seized and control aren't allowed to vote for representation in the government that rules their lives, and have no reasonable expectation of ever doing so?"

PubOption November 30, 2011 at 4:28 pm

According to Condi, having free and fair elections did not automatically make a country a democracy. I suspect that the only real requirement was that the government, however it came to power, had to agree with U.S. policy.

Lascauxcaveman November 30, 2011 at 12:11 pm

LOL, did DeGaulle really do that?

That playful scamp!

Chichikovovich November 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm

{Nosnark}
Yep. 1967, at a Canadian centennial celebration in Montréal. At the same time as he was cracking down harshly on Breton culture in France, to the point where the Breton language nearly died out.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vive_le_Qu%C3%A9bec_

Gives the measure of what an arrogant douchebag DeGaulle was, remember that just over 20 years before, Canada had suffered nearly 100,000 casualties in WWII – a huge number for a country of only 12 million at the time – contributing to a military feat that DeGaulle needed to count on others to accomplish for him. And with his vainglorious fantasies of the grandeur of France, this is how he repaid us.

Asshole.

Lascauxcaveman December 1, 2011 at 2:15 am

Playful scamp / asshole.

Tomatoe / tomahhh-toe.

Geminisunmars November 30, 2011 at 12:30 pm

So, how long have you been writing for the "National Review"?

LesBontemps November 30, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Clearly, this signals US support for a Cornish uprising against their English overlords.

user-of-owls November 30, 2011 at 1:31 pm

That reminds me…Cornish hens really piss me off.

They're only about the size of small pigeons, not hens, and they don't taste anything like corn.

prommie November 30, 2011 at 11:24 am

Heritage, not Hate!

prommie November 30, 2011 at 11:25 am

So is it the British Embassy, or the UK Embassy?

Fukui_sanYesOta November 30, 2011 at 11:48 am

http://ukinusa.fco.gov.uk/en/

British Embassy. With the tagline "UK in the USA" for the Embassy in Washington.

ManchuCandidate November 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

Oh yeah, Demrat equivalency.

1 tiny boo boo = Eleventy Bajillion GOPer stupids.

Monsieur_Grumpe November 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

I’ve developed a rating system for public speakers. A GPM (Gaffs Per Minutes) number can be used determine the speaker’s competence.

Obama’s rating: 0.1965

W’s rating: 389,456,888.3

(For Bush I’m rounding to the nearest tenth because it would be silly to carry it any farther.)

Zombie_Reagan November 30, 2011 at 11:27 am

"One can only imagine the kind of howls of derision that would greet any presidential contender if that kind of basic error were made before, say, the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

One of these things is not like the other.

Canmon November 30, 2011 at 11:28 am

There's two things the Welsh hate. Being called 'English' and vowels.

Oblios_Cap November 30, 2011 at 11:34 am

cym on, now!

Lascauxcaveman November 30, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Nd wh cn blm them?

Biel_ze_Bubba November 30, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Too bad we shipped all of our emergency vowels to Bosnia.

Chichikovovich November 30, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Don't they also hate paying off lost wagers?

johnnyzhivago November 30, 2011 at 11:28 am

I hear the Ottoman Empire is still trying to build a nuclear weapon.

chascates November 30, 2011 at 11:31 am

Although it is now official GOP doctrine that the Democratic Party be referred to as the 'Democrat Party' and that decades-old Social Security is a 'Ponzi scheme'.

Guppy November 30, 2011 at 11:32 am

To the Wayback Machine, Sherman!

''I don't know why you're talking about Sweden,'' Bush said. ''They're the neutral one. They don't have an army.''

Meanwhile, Scot and Welsh independence groups each sent Obama a bouquet with a thank-you card (the Ulster folks were too busy glaring at each other to notice). Obama has also cinched the Amish vote with this.

Mojopo November 30, 2011 at 11:33 am

Pinworms. Every one of them.

Ducksworthy November 30, 2011 at 11:34 am

We need a constitutional amendment making Amurikan the official language of these here United (albeit temporarily) States.

elviouslyqueer November 30, 2011 at 11:39 am

This, about the author of this lovely dispatch:

Nile Gardiner is Director of The Heritage Foundation's Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom.

Translation: Nile Gardiner is a crawling toady for some fictional institute devoted to the worship of Britain's version of Ronald Reagan in bad drag.

Fukui_sanYesOta November 30, 2011 at 11:50 am

De Nile isn't just a Thatcherite monkeyfucker in an irrelevant think thank.

prommie November 30, 2011 at 11:57 am

Wasn't Thatcher the one who restored the Empire (Falklands) and made the UK a superpower again? And thats why, to this day, the UK aerospace and automotive industries are the envy of the world, and the UK has 100% employment.

An_Outhouse November 30, 2011 at 1:19 pm

When you say UK, are you including Northern Ireland? Is Wales on board with that? The answers to these questions may make your entire statement WRONG!

Fukui_sanYesOta November 30, 2011 at 12:03 pm

AHAHAAHAHA – look at this guy. Doesn't he scream "I collect matchbooks"?

elviouslyqueer November 30, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Doesn't he scream "I collect matchbooks child scat porn"?

There. Fixed that for you.

SorosBot November 30, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Also, isn't "Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom" an oxymoron?

PubOption November 30, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Not exactly, British workers still have the freedom not to work in a coal mine, for example. Thatcher just removed their freedom to work in a coal mine.

tessiee November 30, 2011 at 9:53 pm

"Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom."

Damn, my Irony-meter broke again.

vulpes82 November 30, 2011 at 11:41 am

It's his Kenyan anti-colonist beliefs showing!

June_Cleaver2.0 November 30, 2011 at 11:44 am

It's my guess that at one point the Republicans wanted to have a real think tank, but they are so crazy that real conservatives are over at Brookings. They will regret beings such hacks.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 30, 2011 at 11:46 am

"One can only imagine the kind of howls of derision that would greet any presidential contender if that kind of basic error were made before, say, the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel."

Yes, that's all one can do: imagine it.

Wonderthing November 30, 2011 at 11:50 am

A bon chat, bon rat. (Look it up.)

Dashboard Buddha November 30, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Tom and Jerry!

DemonicRage November 30, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Heritage Foundation: Mostly older white people, yes?

DahBoner November 30, 2011 at 12:46 pm

That's HAARP—old people trying to change the weather ….

fletc3her November 30, 2011 at 12:08 pm

First rule of snarky blogging, at least be right.

Hey moron, you mispeled a lot of words in that post! Didn't you go to skool?!

actor212 November 30, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Don't look now, but part of the Great British Empire, Ireland, maintains its own embassies. I'd bet Scotland does too.

Fukui_sanYesOta November 30, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Um…

I'm trying to decide whether this is snark or whether you comment on blogs for the Heritage Foundation.

Chichikovovich November 30, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Canada, India and Australia as well.

Negropolis December 1, 2011 at 1:36 am

"Ireland"

Them's fightin' words, actor.

Generation[redacted] November 30, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Silly Bammers. You can't just immediately correct yourself when you misspeak. The only way to make things right is to have your followers edit the Wikipedia entry.

not that Dewey November 30, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Next thing you know, China will start developing nuclear capabilities.

Generation[redacted] November 30, 2011 at 2:50 pm

That's a risk, but we should still try to emulate their capitalist system.

not that Dewey December 1, 2011 at 12:28 am

Yeah, at least they're not a welfare state, and they don't give out food stamps.

freddymcmurray November 30, 2011 at 12:17 pm

God save the queen
The fascist regime
They made you a moron
Potential H-bomb

elviouslyqueer November 30, 2011 at 12:21 pm

See, if Barry had any sense of manly fortitude, he would scream about character assassination, cry about attacks on his reputation, and accuse everyone of trying to bring him down. That's what people with real presidential caliber do, after all.

Biff November 30, 2011 at 12:49 pm

OMFG, another high-tech lynching!

Nesnora November 30, 2011 at 12:23 pm

"YOUR'S" ?!

I think that sums it all up.

Biff November 30, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Up y'oars, also.

BarackMyWorld November 30, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Is this supposed to make the various Republican verbal fuck-ups look better?

glamourdammerung November 30, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Yes. After all, whining about 57 states for the last four years was getting a bit stale.

Buckminster November 30, 2011 at 5:25 pm

It's too bad Bammers only made one major gaffaroonie in all this time. Rick Perry is so special he can knock 'em out two to the sentence!

Callyson November 30, 2011 at 12:29 pm

In case the Heritage Foundation is unaware, the United States has regained much of its standing in the world, which it lost during the numerous foreign policy blunders (to put it mildly) of the W administration, though not from Osama bin Laden, who Obama got and W didn't.
You're welcome.

Nesnora November 30, 2011 at 12:38 pm

I believe you meant "Your's" welcome.

succalina November 30, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I just replied to "Barbara" with the link to this story. She needs to know she is the hot stuff!

Buckminster November 30, 2011 at 5:25 pm

"hot stuff" as in santorum?

Eve8Apples November 30, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Thank God the Heritage Foundation is monitoring these important issues. What would the jobless, homeless, broke American people do without the meaningful work of these brave American patriots? This clearly shows why we need to reduce taxes for aristocratic millionaires and billionaires.

Buckminster November 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm

So this is the sort of non-issue the superior, white richie riches of the world spend their valuable time pondering! One always wondered.

smitallica November 30, 2011 at 12:43 pm

So, in other words, they got nothin'.

Chichikovovich November 30, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Exactly so. It's better to say nothing at all, so that people think that the silence is due to some misfortune – perhaps the blogger has been consumed by rodents attracted by the Cheetos fragments around his chair, or perhaps he's severed his own head in a tragic chainsaw accident.

But bring this pitiful whiff to the table and people will know you're due for a trip to the minor leagues.

DahBoner November 30, 2011 at 12:44 pm

United Kingdom?

Isn't that the clothing company that makes striped shirts or something, that lined up a bunch of ugly freaks in the 90's to let us know that, uh…beauty can be diff'rent???

Biff November 30, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Iranistan has a nice ring to it.

Tommy1733 November 30, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Get a brain MORANS!

James Michael Curley November 30, 2011 at 12:48 pm

There were three Heritage Foundation bloggers stranded on a desert island. All they had was one can of soup and no way to open it.

This is going to get ugly.

Buckminster November 30, 2011 at 5:28 pm

So they all had teh ghey buttsecks until they died of starvation?

chicken_thief November 30, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Lou Sarah has called on the ghost of Paul Revere to alert the British of the Pretender-in-Chief's latest gaffe.

Snarkfest November 30, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Ok EVERYONE go register on the HF (no-not HorseFucking but the social equivalent) site and c&p your post from here – over to THERE.

Hair on fire

Chichikovovich November 30, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Pearls before swine.

owhatever November 30, 2011 at 1:05 pm

The King of England will never forgive us. Thanks to the Heritage Foundation…but is this all that you guys do? Like your proof of Weapons of Mass Destruction? Jeez. And you get paid by the rightwingnutz lunatics?

An_Outhouse November 30, 2011 at 1:16 pm

I could never figure out Great Briitain = England = United Kingdom so thanks, heritage dude, for clearing that up but I'm American and I really don't give a fuck.

An_Outhouse November 30, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Did he once play drums in Spinal Tap?

starfanglednut November 30, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Suspend the drummer!

tessiee November 30, 2011 at 9:56 pm

No, that was his brother, Stumpy Gardiner.

ttommyunger November 30, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Nice to know the Right spends their money so wisely. Heritage Foundation, indeed! What a fucking joke.

BlueStateLibel November 30, 2011 at 1:27 pm

We Irish call it the Dirty Filthy Sassenach Embassy, so there.

GorzoTheMighty November 30, 2011 at 1:35 pm

(looks at picture at top) Mom? ya got parole?

OneYieldRegular November 30, 2011 at 1:39 pm

If this Heritage blogger is so exercised about Obama's near mishap, his poor head will certainly explode when he takes a look at Herman Cain's foreign policy map and finds Russia, France and the United Kingdom included in "The Americas."

Indiepalin November 30, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Herb Cain wants to build an electrified fence between Great Britain and Iran.

SwanSwanH November 30, 2011 at 1:52 pm

26 + 6 = One

Terry November 30, 2011 at 1:55 pm

In Barry's defense, there are still people in the British Isles who consider the government there to be an English one and that most of the rest of people of the islands to be conquered and occupied to varying degrees.

Negropolis December 1, 2011 at 1:41 am

And, a lot of English seem to think that, too.

Antispandex November 30, 2011 at 2:12 pm

These are the same people who thought Dubya was a business scholar. It seems if you are a conservative you can do no error, and if you are not, you can do no right. Now, that might seem unfair to you, but I assure you it would not seems so if you were one of these self-appointed prophets of all things Jesus.

Tundra Grifter November 30, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Antispandex:

Yes- Remember the "MBA President?" How'd that work out for ya?

His self-funded leveraged hostile takeover of Iraq was a business school case study.

In failure.

tessiee November 30, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Also, it has nothing whatsoever to do with racism.

glamourdammerung November 30, 2011 at 2:15 pm

One would think conservatives would really not want to get into a contest about who has the candidate that says the most goofy stuff. But bless their hearts, they can not help themselves.

smitallica November 30, 2011 at 3:02 pm

I would literally bet the lives of my children that 9 out of 10 Republicans cannot tell you the difference between Great Britain, England, and the United Kingdom.

Pres.Libunatic November 30, 2011 at 6:56 pm

OK, England…. all these countries are just whirlin' around in my head…

tessiee November 30, 2011 at 9:18 pm

"by math, this near-mistake basically cancels out anyone being able to care about the relentless series of brutal foreign policy gaffes committed daily by the dim cesspool of idiots in the GOP presidential field"

Also, President Obama has made as many mistakes in his entire life as Idiot Boy Bush made in a typical day, therefore it's EXACTLY THE SAME!!

tessiee November 30, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Out of footrests?

tessiee November 30, 2011 at 10:00 pm

(e) he's apparently too busy chasing tail.

Negropolis December 1, 2011 at 12:38 am

Out-Kingdom Libel! The Welsh and the Scots are going to be pissed, but what else is new. In parts of Northern Ireland? Not so much. Speaking of which, what do the people in Northern Ireland call themselves, anyway? Northern Irish? Northern Irelanders?

mrblifil December 1, 2011 at 12:40 am

And yet, they begrudge him the use of a teleprompter. It almost seems as if he's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.

Manhattan123 December 1, 2011 at 2:39 pm

This is Hugh1111111

carlgt1 December 2, 2011 at 2:09 am

remember when Bush called Northern Ireland the "Republic of Ireland" – now that was a gaffe!

Master Janitor V572 November 30, 2011 at 11:45 am

That was my assumption as well.

prommie November 30, 2011 at 11:59 am

The domestic shorthair, my favorite kind! I don't like those landing strip and Hitler 'stache kinds.

nonbeliever7 November 30, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Dammit. Can't find my magnifying glasses when I really need them.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 30, 2011 at 1:27 pm

We were wondering who'd be the first to succumb.

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