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Obama’s India dilemma – turban or no

I love this picture. . . whoever he is.

News that President Obama may skip a visit to the Golden Temple, the holy shrine to millions of Sikhs on his upcoming trip to India, is a sign of the confused times in which we find ourselves.

Part of the requirement for entering the Golden Temple — a sprawling and serene complex of polished marble that is the spiritual center of the Sikh religion — is that men must cover their heads. Their head-covering has to include a knot because tying carries a spiritual significance.
President Obama may reportedly skip the visit to avoid covering his head and being confused as “a Muslim”! A recent poll found that 20 percent of Americans still believe that Obama, a Christian, is actually Muslim.

(My Note: I’m not going to link to this story because I don’t want a bunch of leftist trolls coming over here. You can find and read it at the Huffington Post, by Joe Esposito.  And I guess if you listen to NPR, you already know this story. I heard about it over the weekend from a friend who does listen to NPR.)

(CNSNews.com) – Reports that President Obama has decided not to visit a historic Sikh temple during his visit to India next month are sure to upset adherents of one of the world’s largest religions.

President Obama has been invited to visit the world’s biggest democracy by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh – who happens also to be India’s first Sikh prime minister.

Reports from India attribute the White House decision to call off a planned visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar to concerns that the head covering Obama would be expected to wear at the shrine might revive suspicions in the U.S. that the president is a Muslim.

Ironically, the fact that Sikhs are at times mistaken for Muslims was one of the reasons Sikh leaders in the U.S. welcomed the news that Obama would visit the site.

Read more here. And do read this story, please.

When I was in London a couple years ago, I met a really nice Sikh man who owned a tourist shop. He was more than happy to explain his turban and its religious significance. These folks are nothing like muslims but are often mistaken for them, by Americans.

Caption these: 2 world leaders on vacation

Putin with a crossbow out whaling. from YahooNews

Don’t anyone ever say that Putin doesn’t understand the use of a photo op. These 2 photos speak volumes to these 2 men and their characters. H/t to the Drudge Report.

Obama with a snow cone. from the TimesOnline

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.