Arriving in London early for the Olympics this week, Governor Mitt Romney managed to offend an entire nation on multiple occasions by publicly denouncing Great Britain’s preparedness. When Prime Minister David Cameron invited Romney to 10 Downing Street, the presidential hopeful emerged from the meeting stating that he believed the host country was actually ready for the Olympics. The next day, however, he said they were not prepared — again. This is like telling your hosts that their cake was awesome then tweeting in the bathroom that your hosts are assholes and can’t cook. ♣ The governor also deflected and downplayed the fact that his wife’s horse is competing in the Olympics by saying he knew very little about it and even claimed not to have any idea when the competition would take place. ♣ The left and right continue to spinelessly buffer their responses to gun control, in the wake of the Aurora shootings, yet no one seems able to defend the legalization of assault weapons that can fire 100 bullets in a minute. Guns should be allowed for purchase for your own safety and rifles for hunting; assault weapons conversely endanger your safety because people use them to hunt other people. Period. ♣ People around the world enjoyed, were moved by, scoffed at, or were disappointed by the opening Olympics ceremony on Friday night; regardless everyone was talking about it including us (click here for our take). Many were disenchanted as we anticipated, not another Beijing, of course, but something less conventional out of the U.K.’s cinematic darling, Danny Boyle (arguably one of the most important directors to come out of Europe in many years). The lighting of the Olympic flame, however, was impressive and immediately made us wish we were watching Logan’s Run instead.
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