As Sad As He Looks
Despite common perception, often by Americans themselves, Americans do not own the right to be ugly, backwards bigots. These are terms that can be applied wherever necessary throughout the world.
The mayor of London, a town you hopefully have heard of in the UK, Ken Livingstone attacked David and Simon Reuben for their role in an ongoing dispute about the Stratford City development in east London.
He suggested the brothers "go back (to their own country) and see if they can do better under the ayatollahs". http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/4830878.stm
Conservative members of the London Assembly said the brothers were not Iranian, but had been born in India of Iraqi Jewish parents. Apparantly conservative Brits in government are a little more heads up than the douches who ramble on about irrelevant social issues around here. To be fair, it seems current government officials in both countries are rather geographically challenged, the confusion centering around Iran and Iraq.
The mayor is not a fast learner. He just returned from a 4 week suspension for comparing Evening Standard journalist Oliver Finegold to a Nazi concentration camp guard. He is now barely hanging onto his job pending appeal.
Sounds like Mr. Livingstone is helping his city's image about as much as Mr. Marion Barry did Washington DC. Not to sound nationalistic, but I'll take a crack smoker over an anti-semite anyday. U-S-A, U-S-A