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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:05 PM

The Guardian said:


When it comes to the diplomatic use of a Twitter account, it seems that even 200 years isn’t distance enough to spare a nation’s blushes.

That’s the hard lesson that the British embassy in Washington has learned after it posted on its official feedwhat it thought was a light-hearted tweet to mark the 200th anniversary of the burning of the White House by British troops.

The tweet featured a photograph of a cakeon which a model of the White House was flanked by British and American flags and encircled by lighted fireworks, with the words: “Only sparklers this time!”

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:25 PM

LOL!  Doesn't seem very diplomatic.  Someone has a weird sense of humor, but really no weirder than Obama giving the queen an ipod full of his speeches for a gift.  Screw it, I blame Obama. :gun:


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:32 PM

Oh God, have a sense of humor and don't take it so personally.


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:36 PM

I think it's funny.

We should focus on the real insults we get from Britian, like when they send us the ilk of Simon Cowell, Russell Brand, or Piers Morgan.

Them's fightin' reasons.


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:42 PM

View Postsupervike, on 25 August 2014 - 08:36 PM, said:

I think it's funny.

We should focus on the real insults we get from Britian, like when they send us the ilk of Simon Cowell, Russell Brand, or Piers Morgan.

Them's fightin' reasons.

They did not send 'em, Fox, Universal and CNN hired them, evidently in a conspiracy to make Americans dumber than they already were.

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:44 PM

they still can't get over obama throwing cherchill bust out of white house.

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:47 PM

For those whom it sparks anger; get your funnybone checked... Way worse jokes have been made, by Americans, about all kinds of incidents, which lay fresher in ones memory.
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Posted 25 August 2014 - 09:51 PM

View Postsupervike, on 25 August 2014 - 08:36 PM, said:

I think it's funny.

We should focus on the real insults we get from Britian, like when they send us the ilk of Simon Cowell, Russell Brand, or Piers Morgan.

Them's fightin' reasons.
Hey! I like Piers Morgan!

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 09:51 PM

They fired their guns ,and the British kept a coming, there wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago, they fired once more and the British started running ,down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.......that's the last time we fell out I think.
Nowadays we both have to stay friends against terrorism, and the bad guys.

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:24 AM

View Postspud the mackem, on 25 August 2014 - 09:51 PM, said:

They fired their guns ,and the British kept a coming, there wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago, they fired once more and the British started running ,down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.......that's the last time we fell out I think.
Nowadays we both have to stay friends against terrorism, and the bad guys.
Or just because everyone should just be nice.  Americans and English laugh at themselves much more than most other cultures as far as I can tell.  Just look at our television.


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 02:20 PM

Oh come on.  I follow the BE on Twitter and thought it was funny.

Folks need to relax a bit.

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 02:21 PM

View PostOverSword, on 26 August 2014 - 03:24 AM, said:

Or just because everyone should just be nice.  Americans and English laugh at themselves much more than most other cultures as far as I can tell.  Just look at our television.

lol, little britan is hilarious

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 02:40 PM

I thought it was clever and not in anyway insulting. I laughed.

Although the way this administration snubbed Thatcher's funeral (the white house was better represented at Micheal Brown's funeral) was a serious insult to our most important European Allie. So anyone offended by this harmless jest, I think should just take a deep breathe, remember what "we've" done and chill out.


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 02:45 PM

Maybe it was for Obama talking during "God Save the Queen"...

I had no idea that there were that many episodes in connection with the UK and this is only the Top 10!  I never heard about the Churchill bust until now...   thanks MSM!  :td:


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:21 PM

View Postpraetorian-legio XIII, on 26 August 2014 - 02:40 PM, said:

I thought it was clever and not in anyway insulting. I laughed.

Although the way this administration snubbed Thatcher's funeral (the white house was better represented at Micheal Brown's funeral) was a serious insult to our most important European Allie. So anyone offended by this harmless jest, I think should just take a deep breathe, remember what "we've" done and chill out.

The majority of citizens off the UK snubbed Thatchers funeral,she wasn't well liked by many people over here so I doubt many were offended





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