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BARACK Obama Watch: Obama is black-ish. America is reinvented. And in Austria Klaus Emmerich, the retired editor-in-chief of Austrian broadcaster ORF’s news and current affairs service, an expert on U.S. affairs says:
“I do not want the western world being directed by a black man. And if you say this is a racist remark, I say you are damn right it is.”
That’s one in the eye for the bigots who say the media is controlled by Jews. It’s not. It’s the Austrians who hold sway. Austrians own everything.
BARACK OBAMA watch:
“The most meaningful thing that has ever happened.”
Should we question it? Well, no we can’t:
WHITNEY Houston: is that you?
DIZZEE Rascal undoes Paxman – PopsugarUK
SPITZER. A good day to bury him:
Apparently disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer still has friends in high places. Federal prosecutors will not file charges against him, despite his regular habit of arranging “for women to travel from one state to another state to engage in prostitution,” as an investigation found. It hasn’t been proven that the high-end hookers were paid with public money and/or campaign funds.
The Sun cocks an ear to the West. It picks up its hotline to Omar Bakri. The Sun’s dial-a-loon denies all knowledge.
“Not, me, guv,” chimes Bakri, Beirut Hackney Cab Driver 5641b. “But I wish I’d have thought of it. While you’re on the blower can I wish death on Pudsey Bear instead?” Save it, Bakri.
Back to the Star, and Anjem Choudary says our poppies are crap. Our poppies aren’t even real poppies. Our Great British poppies smell of NOTHING.
IT’S Siegfried and Roy – but better…
UPDATE: It’s not Ros Taylor’s baby. She tells us that she has not given birth to a new hope yet and is but four months into her pregnancy.
Ros has yet to put her name down for any baby names. Indeed, before doing so she may like to consult with Laurence Y Payg, an expert in such matters.
Jemima Kiss points out our error in not investigating her twitter annoucement.
So whose little Barack is it? He does exist, right?
Beyond parody: “Matt Seaton is editor of Comment is free. He is the author of three books on cycling.” Wanna see a picture?
US military intelligence has claimed that the messaging application Twitter could be used by terrorists as an operational tool.
“The main news is the situation in America, but we also bring you this competition with Suzanne Shaw” – Kate Garraway puts things in context on GMTV
Fiona Phillips is away…
OBAMA wins. And black victim hood dies. No excuses:
Some black leaders say Obama’s political success means it’s time to shift away from the dialogue of victimhood.
“Racism is no longer the primary obstacle to black progress. With the election of a black man whose middle name is Hussein, the rhetoric of white racism is off the table,” declared the Rev. Eugene Rivers, a Boston-based minister with a national agenda and a history of taking controversial stands. “Black people don’t want to hear it. White people don’t want to hear it. . . . The old school is over.”
Blacks are no longer victims… right?
SEX Education: the musical:
Speaking last night at the State Government’s Sydney Futures forum, Dr Flannery warned of a city grappling with up to 60 per cent less water. As temperatures around the world warmed by 2 to 7 per cent, Sydney could glimpse its future by looking at the devastating impact that global warming had already had on Perth… ”I think there is a fair chance Perth will be the 21st century’s first ghost metropolis,” Dr Flannery said.
The ABC reported yesterday:
Record rainfall in Perth has led to the November average being reached just six days into the month; it’s the wettest start to November since 1969.
Of course, it’s not too late. One man can stop the weather. No, not Tony Blair. Well, not only him. But Barack Obama.
HAZEL Blears masked:
I’m a nobody. But I still managed to walk into Millbank after my walk this evening to a Hansard speech by our favourite chipmunk, Hazel Blears.
OBAMA. Job done. Palin’s still there:
THE Obama Nutterists:
he is also hiding what he intends to do as president. he says he is a democrat. i think he does so to hide that he is a committed marxist leninist who intends to impose a marxist dictatorhip upon this country, which advancig the interests of islam.
THE Directors of HBOS have been accused of failing in their duties to shareholders by not looking seriously at alternatives to the Lloyds TSB takeover bid.
A cross-party group of Members of the Scottish Parliament has launched a new attack on the deal and said they had asked the Takeover Panel, to suspended the merger until more information is available.
The price cut follows a string of high profile problems for Express Newspapers, owner of the Daily Star, which was forced last month to apologise and pay £375,000 in libel damages to the so-called ‘tapas seven’, the group Kate and Gerry McCann dined with on the night their daughter Madeleine disappeared, after the publisher ran a series of defamatory stories about the group.
Get that? The Star and Express are now cheaper because of the McCanns? Will the Sun and Mail be cheaper? What about subscriptions to Sky TV?
EZRA Klein on how the race was won:
Spencer Ackerman asks, “Remember in 2003 and 2004, when there was all this talk about how the Democrats were in danger of no longer being a national party?” I do remember that. I also remember how Democrats had to get religion if they ever wanted to be competitive again. I also remember how they had to appeal to the white heartland by nominating candidates more culturally recognizable to rural voters. Instead, they went in the opposite direction, running a candidate who was recognizable to the majority coalition Democrats hoped to have in 10 years.
Be brave and let all sides speak their minds. You might just win…
THE New York Times covers it all, just some of it more then others:
France is No.3…
An apology to Billy the Twitch. Billy was (and still is) a poster and used to rave a bit. Billy would drool on, and on, and on, about his beloved Salford.
“All human life was there,” was the claim. I hesitated, I demurred. I did not believe and it turns out I was a heretic. I was wrong and admit it. There is Life in Salford and it was to be given a big boost but dreams have turned to morning mists. Horns have been pulled in…temporarily.
FOUR years of Joe Biden. Bring on the comedy…
OBAMA wins. The BBC wins.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the result is historic. As for the BBC’s coverage, well thanks for your comments. Iain Dale was also unimpressed, and as evidence of the Beeb’s standing at home and abroad, here’s an American perspective:
The real fun network of the night was BBC America, which picked up the BBC feed being aired back in England. The coverage played like a good-natured “Idiot’s Guide to the American Election,” with references to such states as “North Hampshire.”
And there are idiots everywhere…