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  1. “Threat to national security” – are they using the rack in the States still? Hanging? Quartering? Backward, backward, backward. My country tis…embarrassment!!

  2. I look foward to President Obama’s second term in office. Romney has nothing on him at all.

  3. Robert in S. Kensington 4 May 2012, 8:30pm

    As if Grenell’s hiring was to give the impression Romney is not homophobic. He wants to invalidate same-sex marriages and make sure the Defence of Marriage Act (DOMA) is the law of the land.

  4. Mumbo Jumbo 4 May 2012, 8:45pm

    He remains completely silent during over a week of toxic attacks by religious fascists on one of his staff and then waits until two days after the staff member has resigned because of these attacks before uttering a lukewarm blandishment.

    Spineless creep.

    1. Crispy Mars-slacker 5 May 2012, 6:42pm

      Mitt Romney would quite suit a white pointed hat. If he had a spine he would rehire him, but we all know that American politics is corrupt.

  5. Paddyswurds 4 May 2012, 8:56pm

    Yea right! Please come back so we can pray you straight……It will be so satisfying to witness a second Obama term………

  6. That There Other David 4 May 2012, 9:04pm

    Romney just lost the slim hope he had of being the next President. Even Americans that don’t like gay people don’t like hypocrisy in their politicians, and this shines out so bright even sunglasses don’t help.

  7. Dr Robin Guthrie 4 May 2012, 9:15pm

    “Mormonism is a form of Christian primitivism that shares a common set of beliefs with the rest of the Latter Day Saint movement, including use of, and belief in, the Bible, as well as other religious texts including the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants. It differs from other Latter Day Saint movement traditions (such as the Community of Christ) in that it also accepts the Pearl of Great Price as part of its scriptural canon, and has a history of teaching eternal marriage, eternal progression, and plural marriage (although the LDS Church had abandoned the practice by the early 20th century).

    In other words, more bollocks from people not intelligent enough to think for themselves.

    They need religion to do it for them.

    F the lot of them to the hell they all believe in.

    Problem is, they wish to take everyone else with them.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 4 May 2012, 9:36pm

      Plus, it baptises dead people! Beyond sick! When Mormons die they believe they become gods, go figure.

      1. Mormons or the Mormon business arm of the so called religion. Bought up all the birth, marriage and death certificates of this country going back centuries. Not only to make money from their purchase but also it is alleged to baptise every dead person, since parish records first began some hundreds of years ago, into their sad little religion. So now you know people once your death has been registered some Mormon idiot will baptise you into their church. Game, Set and Match? I don’t think so.

  8. Dr Robin Guthrie 4 May 2012, 9:22pm

    Dear USA.

    The modern secular world is watching and laughing at how you p!ss on your own constitution.

    You only allow religious nutters as your candidates for election to your bankrupt mess of a country.

    Only billionaires can run for Presidency?

    You are no better than the Taliban with the religious guff that spews from your politicians.

    And you support it.

    Freedom of speech. Fine with that. But NOT when that denies others rights.

    Do they never learn.

    Sick Sick Country.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 4 May 2012, 9:38pm

      You can’t become president unless you declare a ‘christian’ belief system. No atheist would stand a chance even if he or she were a genius. It’s a rite of passage in the American political system, sadly. That said, it’s beginning to permeate the Tory party too of late.

    2. This is why we in America keep begging our British brothers and sisters to not get complacent and too high and mighty. We weren’t always so at the mercy of the religious right. They started out in the early 80’s with anti-gay crusades that looked a lot like your Coalition for Marriage. If you don’t nip these religious zealots in the bud you might be surprised how quickly they can take over and run the show. And don’t forget, American fundamentalists started from scratch whereas English fundamentalists already have the American blueprint and American fundamentalist money and support.

      1. I lived in the US from 1985-1995 – but I grew up in the UK. We are not even close to succumbing to religious fools – the fact is we simply don’t care about religion but in the US, it prevades everything you do which is the bigger pity. My American brothers and sisters will always have my sympathy with regards to their human rights – but for a country which seems to quote a variation of “free” in virtually everything it says about itself, well, from this side of the pond, it all sounds so hollow. “God” luck. (sic)

      2. Paddyswurds 5 May 2012, 1:02pm

        This is an unlikely scenario as we here in Ireland and the UK are generally quite scornful of religion in general and the Abrahamic Cults in particular. The fact is that only about 27% of Irish or British now regularly attend church and the incidence of atheism is quite high. Europeans in general are askance at the power religion has in the US and are astounded at the number of supposedly intelligent people there who still believe in deities and a sky fairy given that so many of the signatories of the Constitution were scornful of religion, eg Thomas Jefferson among others..

  9. Yeah, and in other news, the Pope is actually Mormon!

  10. …. and Romney completely and totally lacked the balls to stand by the guy he appointed!!!
    If he can’t stand by his own appointments how the hell does he think he’d cope as President!!!!

  11. There’s an old Yank expression that applies to Mr. Romney here. He’s a day late and a dollar short. In sum, he’s a coward and he’s ducked the issue until after Mr. Grenell was pushed out of his job.

  12. Crocodile tears from someone who won’t stand up to the mad bigots in his party whose support he’s desperate to keep.
    The GOP has painted itself into a crazy holy-rollers’ corner and is no longer capable of fielding serious candidates. Obama will walk it in November, and not through any intrinsic virtues of his own.

  13. Crispy Mars-slacker 5 May 2012, 6:38pm

    A threat to national security! What a complete joke! The only thing that is at stake is America credibility, if it has any left. For my tastes, I’m glad the pond in 1700 miles wide and they can’t see me pointing and laughing at them with my friends.

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