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More ‘do-gooders-doin’-stupid’ in Britain

After the riots and looting we’ve seen in London of late, I find this pretty astounding.  The story was featured on Cam & Company tonight.

There are going to be 125,000 school kids getting free tickets to go to the 2012 London Olympics but they will not be allowed to watch the shooting events. Not even shooting practice for you, kiddies.

Danny Bryan, founder of Communities Against Gun and Knife Crime said: “I agree with Boris [the mayor of London]. It is good kids should enjoy the Games but there’s no way we should glorify guns.”

So with that argument, are they glorifying the javelin, the shot or the discus? Any of those can be lethal weapons and all are Olympic events. For cryin’ out loud, you could beat someone over the head with a hurdle or a block, for that matter.

What do they think they are protecting these kids from? It’s okay to see Londoners break windows, steal flat screen tv’s and throw rocks at the unarmed police but not okay to watch people shoot at targets. And it goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway – these kids have seen much worse on tv, in video games and in movies. They have seen much worse “glorifying guns” than they can ever absorb at an Olympic shooting event.

After the looting and riots we have just seen in London, how do these ‘do-gooders-doin’-stupid’ justify this – – seriously?

You know, I love the Brits but sometimes they say and do things that just make no sense.

Michelle’s glitzy Spanish vacation

The London Evening Standard:

Michelle Obama has boosted the profile of a number of up-and-coming designers since becoming First Lady in November 2008.

Designer Jason Wu created a full-length flower-covered dress for her inauguration balls and she has worn pieces by emerging names from London Fashion Week.

There isn’t one American designer who could make her a coat? Once again it’s more stunning extravagance from this White House and they have totally no concern about appearances.

$375,000 vacation in Spain? And we have to learn all this from UK newspapers via Drudge. (Thank you, Matt Drudge for keeping us informed.) She’s in Spain to “relax and unwind.” Something that she simply can’t do anywhere in the United States. A trip that would help bolster the economy of any American city and state that she choose to vacation in but there is  nowhere in this country where she could do this.

My God, the gulf coast has suffered in a huge way this summer and she can’t spend a long weekend there? Of course not. There are no votes to garner there. The South is going to be solidly against TheOne and his party this fall.

Every day – – every. single. day. — it’s one more thing from this regime. I’m counting the days until this ends.