Friday Evening News Roundup (addendum)

Friday Evening News Roundup

Mitt Romney seems to vacillate on every single topic except his taxes. On the subject of his taxes, he stands firm. It just makes you wonder –

I’m wondering, do you see much difference between these two statements:

U.S. Embassy in Egypt:

The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.

Romney to ABC:

MITT ROMNEY: Well, I haven’t seen the film. I don’t intend to see it. I, you know, I think it’s dispiriting sometimes to see some of the awful things people say. And the idea of using something that some people consider sacred and then parading that out a negative way is simply inappropriate and wrong. And I wish people wouldn’t do it. Of course, we have a First Amendment. And under the First Amendment, people are allowed to do what they feel they want to do. They have the right to do that, but it’s not right to do things that are of the nature of what was done by, apparently this film.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: We’ve seen General Martin Dempsey call Pastor Jones to say, “Please don’t promote this film.” You think that’s a good idea?

MITT ROMNEY: I think the whole film is a terrible idea. I think him making it, promoting it showing it is disrespectful to people of other faiths. I don’t think that should happen. I think people should have the common courtesy and judgment- the good judgment- not to be- not to offend other peoples’ faiths. It’s a very bad thing, I think, this guy’s doing.

Nope, I didn’t neither.

I still have questions about what happened in Libya. What was the security? How did the ambassador get lost? The explanations that I’ve heard just don’t seem adequate. I’m not saying that anybody is covering up anything. I’m saying we don’t have enough information yet.

I know that everyone is sitting on the edge of their seats waiting on the iPhone 5. I’m just wondering how much money Apple would lose if they decided to make the iPhone 5 here in the United States instead of somewhere in China. I’m just asking.


A very long time ago when I started a new school, I saw a friendly face. She was nice. She was kind. She treated me like her own son. For about 10 years, I saw Ms. Maxine just about every day. I am deeply saddened to hear that she is gone.


Now, this is more plausible. Last night, Rachel Maddow reported that it is quite possible that the US Consulate in Benghazi was under a sustained attack by an Al Qaeda type military force.

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In a way, I hate stories like this because it encourages more people sifting through trash looking for the gem. It appears that a woman in Virginia purchased a box of garbage that happened to contain a small oil painting by the great Renoir.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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