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American Person Travels To London For Olympic Games, Doesn’t Embarrass Entire Nation

Oopsie.Now that poor Mitt Romney has been called out for his “rude and graceless” remarks by none other than Carl Lewis — perhaps the greatest Olympian, who said of him in disgust, “some Americans just shouldn’t leave the country” — maybe his very bad news cycle is almost over. Has he said anything else awful? Well, this, which was a wee bit blorgh:

Asked whether he felt “partly English” […], a chuckling Mr Romney replied: “Well, I’m married to a girl from Wales, and I’m a guy from Great Britain. So I feel like this is home too, I guess.”

But he hasn’t hocked a loogie on the Queen or taken a poo in the bidet, to our knowledge, so he’s ahead of the game, for him. But is there someone else, another American, who maybe is in London now not being “graceless and rude,” and embarrassing all of US America? Oh, hai Michelle Obama! Thank you for going to Englande for us!

For her whole (short) speech, including Michelle Obama talking touchingly about her father, go here. Unless you hate nice things.

[Telegraph]

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  • ChernobylSoup

    It's almost as if Michelle Obama is successful at what she does and Mitt Romney is not successful at what he does.

    /continuing last night's discussion

    • http://www.indiegogo.com/revive-vlad Doktor Zoom

      Just remember that a certain percentage of Americans live in an alternate reality where, at a memorial ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the First Lady of the US leaned over to the President and snarled "All this for a damn flag," to his appreciative nod.

    • JustPixelz

      If had gotten on the Olympic Team I could have met Michelle! Wait! I'll get on the 2016 team. Gotta go teach my horse to dance. Also gotta get a horse.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    I’m a guy from Great Britain.

    Wait. He's NOT AMERCIAN?????

    WHAR BIRF CERFICKICKACK????????

    • mookwrthwilson

      I thought he was from Mexico…or alternatively was built on Kolob.

      • BonoboReview

        I think he goes to Kolob after he shuffles off this mortal coil. Or else he gets a different planet to rule over as a god. Come to think of it, if the guy really believed this crap it kind of baffles me why he is running for president when he could be a GOD.

        • Geminisunmars

          He gets an upgrade on his planet if he becomes a Preznident.

        • ibwilliamsi

          Better write into our wills that we don't want Mitt to proxy baptize us after death, or we could end up on Kolob with him. The only thing worse that Mitt Romney being President would be spending eternity with Mitt Romney on his private planet.

          • vtxmcrider

            The only hobbies on Mitt's planet will be extortion (banking) and dressage.

    • Not_So_Much

      It's not like he's claiming one of those grody other European countries that have citizens with more than just pasty or off-white skin tones.

    • sewollef

      "Asked whether he felt “partly English” […], a chuckling Mr Romney replied: “Well, I’m married to a girl from Wales"

      Wales being a different country to England, Romney couldn't be more wrong then. Again and again and again.

      What a fucking embarrassment that man is…. or as former Olympian Carl Lewis said in The Guardian today, " Really, some Americans shouldn't leave the country".

      So, so true.

      • sullivanst

        Well, he's totally lost the Welsh vote, that's for sure.

      • ibwilliamsi

        If he doesn't leave the country, that means he has to stay here. I can't go with Carl on this one.

    • Tundra Grifter

      Wouldn't that be "bloke?"

      Your move, Limey Lizzie…

  • http://www.wonkette.com ChillBill

    Most embarrassing moment for Americans since the crew of Jersey Shore moved to Italy.

    • Terry

      The Jersey Shore cast could have been moved to a warehouse in Indianapolis and told they were in Italy and they wouldn't know the difference.

      • Tundra Grifter

        Just as long as there was a nearby Olive Garden.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Is there a beach in Indianaopolis? Also, do they have low-rent meat-market bars to hang out in? (Biker bars don't count … although sending the Situation into a particularly rough one might be entertaining.)

        • tessiee

          It would be a re-enactment of a Lenny Bruce bit if the Situation went into a sandwich shop and tried to order a sub from Wayne Lee Ray behind the counter, and after several explanations, Wayne Lee Ray would say, in tones of amazed discovery, "OH! You want a GUINEA SANDWICH!!"

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      I'd wager this is even more embarassing. Cugines have been going back to the homeland for decades.

    • Typodong3

      Following his comments about the UK not being ready for the Olympics, and spending some time in the backside of 10 downing street, Mittens proceeded to comment on the terrible food in London, the lack of basic dental care, the oppressively rainy weather, and the funny way the brits talk.

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        And nationalized health care. Can't forget that signature issue.

        • sewollef

          That's the third rail of European politics. Completely untouchable.

          Doesn't stop conservative douchebags like Thatcher and Cameron wanting to tinker with it though.

      • Tundra Grifter

        "Great Britian?," continued Mr. Romney. "So far I'd say 'Pretty Good' Britian."

        • anniegetyerfun

          Oh, well played, old chap.

    • AutomaticPilot

      Maybe even more embarrassing… to my knowledge, no cast member of Jersey Shore is running for preznint.

  • Limeylizzie

    Tell that man that there is no such country as ''Great Britain", it's either "Great Britain and Northern Ireland" or it's England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, the constituent parts of the United Kingdom.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Mitt Romney, like his money, is not bound by puny concepts like borders or nations.

    • BoatOfVelociraptors

      Even the Sex Pistols, with all of their reverence for the queen, bothered to keep their Anarchy in the U.K.

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/mrblifil mrblifil

        Has Mitt met with the Queen yet? Someone should let him know that their figurehead is not what she seems.

        • JustPixelz

          Yes, I think he already met Senator Graham.

      • tessiee

        That's fitting, since Mitt ain't no human being.

    • viennawoods13

      Yeah, he's from Great Britain but she's from Wales? He really has no fucking clue.

      • Lazy Media

        Somebody obviously media-trained him not to say "England," because Brits HATE it when you refer to the UK as England. Your family's from England, Mitt, get over it.

      • UW8316154

        Almost like saying Obama wasn't born in the United States because Hawaii isn't part of America.

    • http://www.wonkette.com ChillBill

      Clueless Willard also said "Nation of Great Britain." But you know, "57 STATES!!1!!! CORPSE-MAN, CORPSE-MAN!!11!!1"

    • Biff

      I have a birth certificate discount card from Tire Kingdom; we want our country back!

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        You can't be British. You'd spell it "tyre".

        Like "pyjamas."

        Why can't those damn English learn English, dammit????

        • sewollef

          Oi….! I heard that.

          • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

            Good!

            Because I'd hate to have to repeat it slower and louder…

    • prommie

      He's such a fucking cunt.

      • Limeylizzie

        He is that, btw, MrLL is doing wonderfully well, all medication appears to be working , spent yesterday on the beach in Venice, missing the insane storn in NYC.

        • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

          Meh! It blew over quickly.

        • prommie

          The pics of NY look like Ghostbusters, I was looking for the pillsbury doughboy climbing somewhere there. Glad to hear Mr.LL is well!

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            First time I've seen residents standing on the sidewalks on Riverside Drive, just watching the sky going all apocalyptic. It was impressive.

        • UW8316154

          Are you referrring to a Venetian beach, or Venice Beach?

          • Limeylizzie

            Venice Beach, CA

    • Terry

      Fun fact. The term United Kingdom does NOT include the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands as they have their own legislatures, money, etc.

      While we're at it, here's a helpful hint. Do not tell someone from Northern Ireland that they're British. Politically, they are but culturally they're Irish. A certain part of the population is still a little touchy about that.

      • sewollef

        Technically, or constitutionally, Northern Ireland is not part of the 'United Kingdom'. The sovereign states are referred to as: the 'United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

        Great Britain being constitutionally separate from Northern Ireland…. despite all the fucking bloodshed, bombings and killings over the last 35 years.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          I'd like to start referring to "The United States of America, and Texas", to avoid embarassment when overseas.

          • anniegetyerfun

            I am going to have to start doing that.

          • vtxmcrider

            Why not just honor tradition and refer to the United States of America and the Confederate States of America?

        • sullivanst

          Technically, or constitutionally, Northern Ireland is not part of the 'United Kingdom'.

          You've parsed your "and" wrong. It's not (The United Kingdom of Great Britain) and Northern Ireland. It's The United Kingdom of (Great Britain and Northern Ireland).

          NI is part of the UK, it is not part of GB.

          • prommie

            Fucking lawyers. There is an NJ Supreme Court case which held that "and" means the same thing as "or."

          • tessiee

            Does it have to do with a certain governor Christie disputing a diner menu that said that he could have bacon OR ham with his eggs?

          • prommie

            Yer funny!

          • sewollef

            Gah… You're right, I confused UK with GB when reading and then…. oh fuck it I screwed up.

          • sullivanst

            I had a fairly long discussion of all this with my tutor at college, after he was trying to get me money from some scholarship fund. Turned out I wasn't eligible… conversation started something like:

            "Where was your mother born?"
            "Belfast"
            "Oh. Does she have an excuse for that?"
            "Errr, does 'that's where her parents were from' count?"
            "No, that's a shame."
            "Why?"
            "Well, there's this endowment, but it's only for people whose parents were both born in Great Britain."

    • Nostrildamus

      I do find the nationality terminology for that area of the world confusing, and make mistakes using it. But if I was a serious candidate for POTUS, visiting there, trying to up my international cred, I'd be damn sure to learn it!!! Mitt's a twit.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Mitt doesn't need to know stuff … he has people for that.

    • ibwilliamsi

      You'd think he'd know about Northern Ireland, considering that he has a buttload of cash stashed there.

  • Lazy Media

    OH, SURE, MOOCHELLE NOBAMA, NOW YOU WANT US TO SIT DOWN AND WATCH THE OLYMPICS ON TEEVEE INSTEAD OF GETTING UP AND MOVING? HYPOCRITE MUCH?

    • chicken_thief

      History's greatest monster. Fer sher.

  • http://www.wonkette.com ChillBill

    "I’m a guy from Great Britain."

    Mitt: just because everybody calls you a "wanker," doesn't mean you are a Brit.

    • Generation[redacted]

      "My nickname in my home of Britain is wanker, which translates to really great guy. This is what the head of MI6 called me when we were talking out of the backside of 10 Downing Street."

      • vulpes82

        Haha, "backside."

    • eggsacklywright

      And someone should tell Mittz that when the locals call him Guv'nor, it's only a figure of speech.

    • Pat_Pending

      he doesn't qualify as a wanker; he's more of a tosser.

  • memzilla

    If Mitt's miffed at the Olympics, I guess it means they thwarted the Bain Capital takeover and/or horse dressage bribery attempt. Damn those freedom-hating Brits!

  • viennawoods13

    Dear Mitt-
    Your family left GB in the 1800's. Get over it. You're American now. (and then there's that whole Mexican interlude).
    In other words, you are confusing ethnic heritage with nationality. There's a difference. Dumbass.

    • Terry

      Good point. Mitt is more Mexican and polygamist by heritage than he is English or Anglo-Saxon.

    • Guppy

      Sheesh, I've got some Scot-Irish great-great grandparents that make me more British than him…

      • Butch_Wagstaff

        You must be one of my many, many cousins?

    • anniegetyerfun

      I would like the wingnuts to go furious with this one (they likely won't, of course) because Obama has never identified as a Kenyan, despite having a parent from Kenya, whereas Mitt is perfectly happy to refer to his wife as "from Wales" even though it was her, what, grandparents that left Wales?

      My grandparents left Europe, too, but you don't hear my husband saying that he married a "girl from Poland/the Ukraine."

    • savethispatient

      I think he's using St Patrick's Day logic. You meet a lot of "Irish" on St Patrick's Day, who have remarkably lost their accent.

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    Look, Mitt will do better in Israel!

    "That Wailing Wall was just the right height!"

    • OneYieldRegular

      "Hello, and thanks for that warm shalom. It's great to be here in the Holy Land, where we're united, we Americans and you Israelis, through our common interests and through our faith. I'm just admiring this beautiful Dome of the Rock here, we know about that back home, as a matter of fact I'm going to encourage my church to see about trying to buy it. Anyway, uh, like I said, it's great to be here, great country 'n' all, even if you're not hosting the Olympics this year. So, you know, thanks for the welcome. Ich bin ein Jerusalemer."

      • Geminisunmars

        You got his cadence down perfectly OYR. I can just about hear his voice. Don't forget ""Morning, messpuucah," Romney told a group in Tel Aviv. "I got started this morning right with some cheesy matzoh brei."

        • tessiee

          Given his propensity for misstatements, I would expect something more like, "Good mishugenah, momzerim. Hope you're all enjoying your dreck".

          • anniegetyerfun

            That would take a lot of chootz-paw.

    • RadioBowels

      His hair gel will be like velcro for the obligatory yarmulke.

    • redarmyzombie

      Oh god, I don't even like Israel, and already I can feel my skin crawl.

      The man's going to go there and make a holocaust joke, I know it…

    • vtxmcrider

      "I am surprised that the Whaling Wall is nowhere near the coast. It must have gotten its name during that Noah's Ark episode."

  • KeepFnThatOwl

    Mitt knows blorgh people.

  • CivilMcMannerly

    "I’m a guy from Great Britain"

    Mitt Romney… From Great Britain? Or the Greatest Britain?

    • chicken_thief

      Mitt is severely British.

  • SorosBot

    But I thought Michelle couldn't understand our special relationship with England due to our Anglo-Saxon heritage?

    • vulpes82

      Thanks to the legacy of slavery, Michelle is probably more Anglo-Saxon than Romney (though he is of course much, much, much, much, much, much, much, muuuuuuch whiter).

      • LesBontemps

        Due to the Anglo sexin'.

        • anniegetyerfun

          Anglo Sexin': Not as good as it sounds. And it doesn't sound that good.

  • ChuckieJesus

    Gringo tourists got no reason to live.

  • smitallica

    I would like to see the cavalcade of rightwing pants-shittery that would erupt if Obama ever said anything even remotely in the vicinity of implying he was from another country.

    • http://www.indiegogo.com/revive-vlad Doktor Zoom

      Oh, I dunno; apart from a few idiots tut-tutting when he quaffed a Guinness, there wasn't too much fuss over his visit to the home of his Irish ancestors.

      OK, and the inevitable "must be one of those Black Irish" jokes

      • tessiee

        At the last Highland Games I attended, the winner of the caber toss was a very large African-American gentleman in a kilt.

        Also, you never saw so many snow-white legs with bright orange leg hair in your life.

        • anniegetyerfun

          Well, that started out as one of my greatest sexual fantasies and then died a hairy-legged death.

      • anniegetyerfun

        My CEO at the time was genuinely disgusted and confused by Obama's trip to Ireland.

        "It doesn't make any sense!" he puffed over a business dinner. "He CAN'T be from Ireland."

        God, I don't miss that fucking company at all.

    • HistoriCat

      It's OK – the right-wingers will say it for him.

  • KeepFnThatOwl

    Also, from a friend who's a British ex-pat: The Welsh are considered the white trash of the UK.

    • Lazy Media

      Hey! Nice double racism there.

    • LesBontemps

      Yeah, Wales is pretty much the West Virginia of Britain.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      As opposed to Scousers? Or people from way up north?

    • vulpes82

      I thought that was Essex girls?

    • Terry

      …and the Irish are the last stone age culture in Europe.

      What are old expressions?

      The English are self-made and worship their creator.

      The Scots hold onto their children and anything else they can get their hands on.

      The Irish don't know what they want, but will die fighting for it.

      The Welsh pray on their knees on Sunday and on their neighbors the rest of the week.

      I think there are a couple more, but I'm blanking on them.

      • Dashboard Buddha

        The sun never sets on the British Empire…because God doesn't trust the Brits.

    • Vecchiojohn

      Many of my ancestors were Welsh, Mr. Owl, and I resent this remark. And here I was just about to invite you over to my trailer for a possum fry and a little hand-fishin.

      • KeepFnThatOwl

        Speaking as a blastocyst originating around Forrest City, Arkansas, I have a little latitude here. Only a ginger can call another ginger "Ginger".

      • widestanceromance

        Also too here with Welsh ancestors, so Mr. Owl would not be served the cakes we like in our abandoned car home.

        • KeepFnThatOwl

          Hey, my best friend is a Welsh-hating Cornishman.

          • widestanceromance

            Well, then, you may have some ceder cheese if you don't mind a little coal dust on it.

          • sullivanst

            That doesn't much compute, given the Cornish are really more closely related to the Welsh than to the rest of the English.

            Although, I suppose very few of the petty intranational resentments of Britain much compute.

          • KeepFnThatOwl

            I grew up Christian, but now get angry when I see churches. Tribalism is tribal.

        • eggsacklywright

          What? No periwinkle caravans?

          • widestanceromance

            Thank you. I tried working 'caravan' in there, but was in a rush to submit (old habits die hard, heh, heh).

        • tessiee

          "Mr. Owl would not be served the cakes we like in our abandoned car home."

          Just as well, they probably have a dangerous amount of coal dust in them.

          *reads rest of thread*
          Oh, DAMN it!

          • widestanceromance

            There, there. It happens to everyone sooner or later.

    • http://www.wonkette.com ChillBill

      Who do you think would win the Sheep-Shagging Olympics: Wales or Alabama?

      • tessiee

        Australia ??? libel?

    • proudgrampa

      Some of my best friends are Welsh.

      • JohnyEdge

        Some of my best friends welsh.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Asked whether he felt “partly English” […], a chuckling Mr Romney replied: “Well, I’m married to a girl from Wales, and I’m a guy from Great Britain. So I feel like this is home too, I guess.”

    Um, Mitt? Evidently there's a bit of the brown in your British heritage. Sí, si puede, also, motherfucker.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      He might be from South Britain

      • LesBontemps

        Baja Britain.

    • BoatOfVelociraptors

      Mitt the Mexican Mormon!

    • chicken_thief

      ANCHOR BABY MUCH, MITTENS?!!!!

  • coolhandnuke

    The Olympics have yet to start and Mitt has already captured two medals–Gold in the 20 Meter Belly Flop and Gold in the 100 Meter Backstoke.

  • Lazy Media

    I can't WAIT for him to joshingly tell the Israelis that he feels a connection to them because "You people really like money, too, right? Hahaha."

    • mavenmaven

      And I own Global-Tech, which outsources ovens, I remember something about you folks and ovens *romney wierd laugh*

    • Guppy

      His ancestors came over on the boat from Israel.

  • Dr. Nick Riviera

    Chuck Todd says this is all the GB media's fault! *harumpph*

    • eggsacklywright

      What a fucking corporate media weasel.

    • GunToting[Redacted]

      Ah, I was wondering what Fuck Toad thought about this.

      No, wait… I WASN'T wondering what this idiot tool and his beard thought about this.

    • docterry6973

      Todd can't grasp that some journalists don't spend their day kissing butts and regurgitating campaign spin.

    • anniegetyerfun

      Brian Williams, a well-known communist, is to blame for any of Mitt's Olympics-related gaffes.

  • TootsStansbury

    I think it's high time that citizens greet the Mittbot with tossed rotten tomatoes and other harmless icky missiles.

    • tessiee

      Or, if he visits inflicts himself upon Ireland, rotten potatoes.

    • tessiee

      Now I'm picturing three generations of Irish guys throwing potatoes at Mitt.
      *thick Irish accent*
      "Call that a throw, do ya, Da?"
      "Now look here, me Son: when yer throwin' yer potato, do like this [demonstrates], because ya don't want to be after strainin' yer shoulder muscles before ya even run out of ammo."

    • anniegetyerfun

      Incidentally, "icky missile" is how a Mormon man must refer to his penis.

      • widestanceromance

        Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck. But, are they allowed to refer to it at all? Only to a doctor if unavoidable?

      • TootsStansbury

        Haha Ew. Well we could throw dicks instead of rotten food.

  • ChernobylSoup

    We might as well set Michelle's travel itinerary to follow Mitt's by 48 hours, otherwise we might see NATO disband, Israel collapse from within, and Poland try to build their own missile shield out of tinker toys.

    • OurDailyBread

      Promise?

    • Guppy

      And this is a bad thing?

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/ DerrickWildcat

    "Pierogis and Kielbasa are some of my favorite peasant food. We feed it to our Horses all the time."

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      "Not pierogies or kielbasa. The peasants that eat those."

    • Veritas78

      "Hey, your ancestors never whined about a minimum wage, did they? And here you are, so it all turned out well! Say, I'm a serfer, too! What's Polack for "gnarly", eh?

    • vtxmcrider

      "Mr. President, your kielbasa is just the right size."

  • Generation[redacted]

    Sigh. I just got back from reading the comments on Fox New's coverage of this. The story is "Romney trades volleys with Brits over Olympic preparations." Of course the story is buried under the major stories of UN arms treaty, UN corruption, UN conspiring with North Korea, the Dream Act being exploited by illegals, and nepotism in the Justice Department.

    And the comments, these folks need to get out of their small town and see what the world is really like.

    • elviouslyqueer

      And the comments, these folks need to get out of their small town single-wides and see what the world is really like.

      FTFY

      • HistoriCat

        That's not true – Cletus turned in that old trailer for a double-wide five years ago.

    • GunToting[Redacted]

      It constantly amuses me how much hatred there is for Europe. Every conservative I know seems to think that all the folks over there are miserable, dirty, and hungry, and live in collapsed brick buildings in sepia-toned dusty streets. It's as if they saw photos of the bombed out cities from WWII and just figured that the Europeans were not clever enough to rebuild.

      • anniegetyerfun

        Except they DO have some grudging admiration for Germany, I've noticed. You know, back when the Germans weren't taking shit from ANYONE.

    • AbandonHope

      No, they really don't. We need to build barricades around those towns, and preferably cut off Internet service as well.

  • Goonemeritus

    When will Michelle Obama stop undermining the Republican candidate by not being totally graceless? America has a proud tradition to uphold, if you aren’t going to at least throw up on an important dignitary I say stay home.

  • sudsmckenzie

    Hey, you know who Else had an awkward Olympic experience?

    • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

      Jesse Owens! He ruined Hitler's party.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      The guy who designed the London logo?

      • sudsmckenzie

        To be honest, we All wondered what Lisa Simpson going down on someone would look like.

        • Dashboard Buddha

          Sadly, and I only know this because a friend of mine did one of those surprise website tricks on me, there is quite a bit of cartoon porn for the simpsons, family guy, etc. (the family guy stuff is particularly disturbing…you'd think they'd run out of disgusting ideas after all of this time.)

          • SorosBot

            But the Family Guy porn must at least be funnier than the actual show.

          • Dashboard Buddha

            Well, the family has a dog, and brothers and sisters, and a baby, and a crippled neighbor…so, shock funny, yeah.

          • sudsmckenzie

            You got rick rolled by lisa simp, gahh I really didnt think I would need to source this http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/artblog/20

          • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

            I'm sorry, I disbelieve this story, based on the mascots

            I think they rolled it out, and when it got hammered, walked it back.

          • sudsmckenzie

            I think they would be better suited at Penn State.

        • tessiee

          "we All wondered what Lisa Simpson going down on someone would look like."

          She's a vegan; she's got to get protein from somewhere.

    • Thurman Munster IV

      Zeus?

    • ChernobylSoup

      Tonya Harding?

    • An_Outhouse

      The victims of the Munich massacre in 1972?

      • Geminisunmars

        Too soon.

    • HistoriCat
      • RadioBowels

        I absolutely love those guys. One of my favorite moments in all of sports history.

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        I was going to say Smith and Carlos, but that was hardly awkward for them. But you're right: the team had lots o splainin'

    • LesBontemps

      Salt Lake City?

    • SorosBot

      The Doctor? Fear Her is quite possibly the worst episode of the revived series.

      • redarmyzombie

        Figures. It was written by the same guy who made Bonekickers.

    • eggsacklywright

      Rafalca, in So You Think You Can Prance.

      • sudsmckenzie

        I just laughed out loud

        • eggsacklywright

          Thank you, fellow Scottish person. As the Frenchies say, it is my raisin debt.

          • sudsmckenzie

            today, I am Scottish

          • http://www.acepilots.com/wwi/can_bishop.html WABishop

            Today, we are all Scottish. Because if it's not Scottish it's crap.

    • widestanceromance

      Many young Greek boys?

    • RadioBowels
    • mookwrthwilson

      Dora Ratjen, the man Hitler made compete as a woman?
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dora_Ratjen

    • http://mwittier.tumblr.com/ mwittier

      Johnny Weir?

  • MonkeyMotion

    Maybe Mitt should just sing 'em 'God Bless America', you know, in that wonderful voice of his!

    • Tundra Grifter

      Just wait until he hears "God Save the Queen" and blurts out "Hey – they stole our tune!"

    • tessiee

      That old fart in the van by the river could back him up on keyboards.

      • MonkeyMotion

        Excellent suggestion!

        Though, do ya think there'll be sufficient security to hold back the throngs of cheering Brit's?

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/mrblifil mrblifil

    Merrie Olde Englande. Of course ye olde usage for "merry" meant "up for a damn good rogering at a moment's notice." Seeing Michele in London on an actual mission of patriotism (will she go see the dressage horses compete, unlike Mitt? AMERICA FUCK YEAH!) makes me merry indeed.

    • ChernobylSoup

      Oh god, I hope Michelle attends the dressage competition. A perfectly timed "bless your heart" to Ann Romney when Rafalca loses would be priceless.

  • smashedinhat

    What's Johny Rottens take on this anyway? I for one am dying to know.

    • Thurman Munster IV

      God save the Mitt. He's just a piece of shit.

    • Oblios_Cap

      It's better to burn out
      than be a Romney.

    • prommie

      I saw him back in spring of 2002, he kept asking the crowd "why aren't you all in eye-rock?"

      • smashedinhat

        Was that before or after he turned his back, bent over and spread his butt cheeks?

        • prommie

          He didn't do that, but he kept pulling up his shirt and playing with his nipples, while the crowd spat on him. It was for realz!

          • smashedinhat

            A great loss for the viewing public. Filthy Lucre indeed.

          • prommie

            He was skinny again, and despite all reputation, that band was tight.

    • http://www.indiegogo.com/revive-vlad Doktor Zoom

      No future
      No future
      Noooooo future for you!

    • helefink

      I saw him on Venice Beach drinking mint juleps in spring of 2012. He was loudly complaining about "all these Fuh~~~cking Cuh~~~nts."

  • chascates

    Mitt would be most at home in the House of Lords.

  • Dildeaux

    In Israel:
    "Those are some hats ya got there. I prefer my Stetson."

    In Poland:
    "The lights are a bit dim for a photo op. How many of you people does it take to screw in a light bulb?"

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      “I like those fancy hats you got. Really sprung for the big bucks, huh?”

    • Geminisunmars

      "Say, where did you get those beanie things?"

  • sbj1964

    The only reason the Brit's are stoked about the Olympics at home is now they don't have to worry about NOT setting off the Medal detectors at an airport.

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    Mitt does it again!

    Tells Queen "I like the size of your Corgis – you can probably fit four of them on the roofrack of your Land Rover!"

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    "I don't know any Pollacks but my father used to hire them to clean his gutters"

    • sullivanst

      "Then I fired them. Good times!"

  • Oblios_Cap

    Has Wioilard made any comments about the UK food or the weather yet? Because that would be comedy gold.

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    "If Poland wasn't separated from Europe by the Baltic Sea, Hitler would have over run the place"

  • prommie

    He meant "I'm White, I'm White," when he said that, didn't he?

  • Baconzgood

    Jeese that trip was about as bad as what that dude did in An American Werewolf in London.

  • Puffperney

    Thanks for the link to Michele speaking about her father. I'm guessing that clip will never appear on FOX.

  • smashedinhat

    Mittens should talk to Conrad Black on how to stare down a life time of shame.

    • viennawoods13

      I think that a room with those two in it would explode from the concentration of sense of entitlement within.
      Fuck I hate Conrad Black. I'm still pissed that we let him back into Canada.

      • smashedinhat

        Try posting a realistic (negative) comment about him at The National Post. Hilarity will ensue.

        • viennawoods13

          I hate that fucking paper, but it is delivered free to our school and the only thing to read at the staff room at lunch. Unless I remember to bring my New Yorker along.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Mitt arrives in Israel on Saturday.

    "Say! Where is everyone? I was supposed to have a massive throng of Jews waiting at the airport! It's a bright sunny day, what happened?"

  • KeepFnThatOwl

    Okay, I'm done with Barry.

    Michelle / Biden '012!!!

  • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

    maybe his very bad news cycle is almost over.

    Mercy. I'm suffering from Rmoney fatigue — and it's not yet August.

    • KeepFnThatOwl

      Forest / trees. We're only hearing about Santorum in a makeshift Chick-Fil-A commercial, so count your blessings.

  • fartknocker

    Mitt would be a smart man if he watched this video several times to learn about sincerity and empathy.

    • Puffperney

      The bad news… You either have sincerity and empathy or you don't. Studying it won't do it.

  • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

    W is Cardinal Mazarin compared to R-Money.

    • vulpes82

      Jenna and Barb are no Mancini sisters, though.

  • Dr. Nick Riviera

    Did someone already get this one: Romney promises to return the bust of Churchill to Oval Office
    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/07/27/1299

    Fairly certain it belongs to the British…I'm not sure it's proper manners to announce you are reborrowing someething that doesn't belong to you

    • BoatOfVelociraptors

      You wouldn't understand, its an Anglo-Saxon thang.

      • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

        Indian Givers!

    • Limeylizzie

      It does and it was given to GWB for the length of his time in office, Barry put one of Lincoln up instead.

    • Geminisunmars

      OFFS.*

      *oh for fucks sake

  • Wadisay

    Great Britan??!! They're exceptional, too??

    • TribecaMike

      They invented the concept.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      For a small island, yes.

  • TribecaMike

    Given the Mormons' Bizarro World version of history, shouldn't Israel be coming to America to visit Romney?

  • http://howtosavetheworld.ca/ BZ1

    "I’m a guy from Great Britain"- let's see the Birf Cert!!

    • TribecaMike

      And his green card.

  • GhostBuggy

    Yes, yes, but how many times did Michelle say "I" or "we" in her speech in England? Please report the important details, Wonkette!

  • arihaya

    Well, I’m married to a girl from Wales

    TRAITOR !!

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Right. You marry English or Scots. You fuck Welsh girls.

      • sullivanst

        Piece of advice: do not marry a Scot and then fuck a Welsh girl. Very risky.

        • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

          How'd he die?

          Hit by a flying caber.

          • eggsacklywright

            I picked a bad week to stop tossing.

          • sullivanst

            Where is he now?

            That haggis you're eating? Yeah, there.

  • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

    I’m a guy from Great Britain

    When did the UK conquer Mexico? Must been in the late 60s or early 70s, bits of that are a little foggy.

  • arihaya

    also BBC has a nice story about how Romney family migrated to USA,
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18422949

    apparently some crazy Mormon missionaries (redundant) told his great-great-great grandparents that Jesus once visited America, and will be back there soon, so to see Jesus they migrated to Utah. Weird? Yes.

    • chascates

      Has anyone figured out how the Native Americans ended up getting screwed so badly if Jesus came here? Seems as though He through them under the Conestoga wagon for the European usurpers.

      • HistoriCat

        Considering that the Jews are Yahweh's chosen people – and how screwed they were – it almost seems plausible that Jesus had a connection to the Native Americans.

  • ph7

    Well, I'm married to a girl from Wales

    I can't wait to see how this limerick ends.

    • sullivanst

      Who tries to be charming but fails

      • TootsStansbury

        An election at stake
        She says "let them eat cake!"
        While a poor humble serf does her nails

        • Geminisunmars

          Group Win!

        • UW8316154

          Wild applause!!!

          • TootsStansbury

            Blush. I was going to say something about strapping doggerel to the roof of the car.

  • chascates

    Will he offer a photo op by attending a Mormon temple service?

  • Sir_Fartz_Alot

    Mitt is showing symptoms of (dressage) hoof in mouth disease

  • http://www.wonkette.com Clancy_Pants

    He's from Great Britain but she's from Wales? That Harvard degree really was worthless wasn't it?

    • widestanceromance

      Both of them, Clancy.

      • http://www.wonkette.com Clancy_Pants

        I know! But law school? Does that count for anything?

        • widestanceromance

          Harvard even gives degrees to the blahs now, so clearly not. Willard does not want to highlight that he has 2 degrees from an institution like that.

  • eggsacklywright

    Hey, wait a minute. If Mittz is really a white guy, why doesn't he play golf? Does not compute.

    • rocktonsam

      $Mittens$ has friends that own golf courses, close enough.

  • ShuCityRefugee

    Where are all the liberal birthers, ready to seize on Governor Romney's remarks as "proof" that he was not born in the U.S. of A.? I think it's time to start trolling right-wing sites with 144-character posts about the "guy from England" and "the girl from Wales."

  • An_Outhouse

    “some Americans just shouldn’t leave the country”

    and some should just stay away and not return. (we're looking at you, Mitt)

  • sudsmckenzie

    Wow, Michelle, I could hear Benincasa going "arse over tit" from my house.

  • Dashboard Buddha

    "Unless you hate nice things."

    Well, it's not that the wingnuts don't like nice things…they just don't like nice things that are black.

    • proudgrampa

      Mitt is why we can't have nice things.

  • Dashboard Buddha

    "Well, I’m married to a girl from Wales"

    Torchwood Singles Online?

    • HistoriCat

      I think I have the start of a theory on Mitt's origins …

      • Dashboard Buddha

        He was once a charismatic robot from Antares and Torchwood decided that such advanced technology was too good to destroy so they installed a Monty Python Twit Subroutine that allowed the robot to wander about?—

        • HistoriCat

          You ARE good!

  • prommie

    Barack shoulda just stone cold showed up, so everyone could get a direct side-by-side comparison. Barack should hold campaign events directly across the street from every Romney event, just to stick it up his patrician twit ass.

  • LesBontemps

    Sell the naming rights — that's the American thing to do.

    • HistoriCat

      Damn it – I yield the point to the primate.

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        What would we rename Great Britain…or whatever…then?

        United Monarchy of Rupert Murdoch? Beatleville?

        • HistoriCat

          East America.

          • sudsmckenzie

            North Seamus?

        • LIT_Fag

          Reagan Economic Zone

        • sewollef

          East New York.

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            "Old New York" would go over well.

  • rocktonsam

    "so I feel like this is home too, i guess"

    how many homes do you need, you elitist prick?

    • Guppy

      More importantly, how many homes does his money need?

  • Mahousu

    The next time Mitt goes on a trip, he should take Zwinky with him. And let her do all the talking.

  • a_pink_poodle

    Romney is a secret loyalist who wants to sell us back to the British after we kicked their asses in WW2 at Wounded Knee!

    On another note, this is amazing, I had hoped he would say more cute things! The circus is in town indeed!

  • ElPinche

    Romney needs to go home now. I suggest a nice slow yacht sail through the Bermuda triangle.

  • usuhname

    Wait, how can he be British and also be Mr Roboto AT THE SAME TIME?
    Not for the first time – does not compute, does not compute at all.

  • Mojopo

    A friend mentioned that the Beeb let the c-word slip, in reference to David Hunt. Gotta love it.

    Edit: I edited this stupid thing 3 times. Need moar coffee.

    • TribecaMike

      I need more scones meself.

  • macv507

    Mitt butler served him Freedom Muffins with his eggs benedict this morning.

    • viennawoods13

      And why are those eggs named after someone who betrayed the Americans to the British?? Hmmm???

  • Tundra Grifter

    So far, things are OK in the U.K.

    For Mr. Obama.

    • proudgrampa

      Yeah, too bad the Brits can't vote for him!

  • http://www.marionstein.net Self-Uploader

    Doesn't take a crystal ball to see how Michelle's trip is going to play in certain circles:

    Shame on her for politicizing the Olympics…
    oh and talking about herself, like she's so much better than the rest of us…

  • ttommyunger

    When asked why she didn't have a horse like Ann, Michelle smiled slyly and said "I've got Barry, I don't need a horse."

  • Steverino247

    Wait until Mitt gets to Israel and they figure out Mormons believe they're the missing tribe. Ought to be fun!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Johnny-Appletruth/133951326629923?sk=wall deanbooth

    "I’m a guy from Great Britain."

    In that sense, we're all guys from Africa (maybe even Kenya).

  • Guppy

    I still say he's catering to his GOP base. Being booed by European socialists should give him almost as much (unpaved) street cred as being booed by the NAACP.

  • Guppy

    Can we send him to go insult the Canadians next?

  • monsieurleghorn

    Mittens is from a part of the country where Latin types, such as myself, get told to speak 'murrcan, by sallow persons such as himself. Now he says he's British and his wife is Welsh. Can we get him to self-deport?

  • Nostrildamus

    Mitt/Michele 2012 !!!

  • randcoolcatdaddy

    I'm expecting remarks from Mittens on how the double-decker buses would be triple decker if they were run by private enterprise….

  • Nostrildamus

    I can hardly wait for the results of Rafalca's Olympic drug test.

  • DahBoner

    He meant Wales, Utah…

  • eaglewon

    But wasn't Mitt's campaign trying to claim he was Mexican?

  • TribecaMike

    Why was she speaking in front of not one but two Liberian flags?
    http://www.mapsofworld.com/images/world-countries

    Aw, who cares? She's hot!

  • ibwilliamsi

    See, if the First Lady's father had a million dollar dressage horse I'm sure he would have been just fine.

  • KotBR

    I'd make some 'Romney's too dumb' to be President crack here, but I lived through Reagan and W. so, apparently he's just about right for two terms.

  • Pat_Pending

    SOD OFF MITTENS YOU FUCKING CUNT

  • PuglyDoRight

    "I'm from Great Britain"??? Ex-cuuuuuse me, Mittens, but your ancestors were more recently living in Mexico.

  • docterry6973

    Couric destroys Palin and Williams dismantles Romney. Liberal media bias, I say! Asking them softball questions that any teenager could handle is so unfair!

  • http://dandalionsworld.blogspot.com/ dandalion

    Why does Mitt remind me of Dan Quayle? The guy must like the taste of his toes because he seems to be always sucking on them.

    On another note… of all the first ladies I would enjoy meeting Michelle.