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Chicago Voting Machine Forces Republican To Vote Democrat

REMEMBER those hanging Chads? Well, they swing both ways:

Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead.

“While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” said Moynihan. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”

While using a touch screen voting machine in Schaumburg, Moynihan voted for several races on the ballot, only to find that whenever he voted for a Republican candidate, the machine registered the vote for a Democrat in the same race. He notified the election judge at his polling place and demonstrated that it continued to cast a vote for the opposing candidate’s party. Moynihan was eventually allowed to vote for Republican candidates, including his own race. It is unknown if the machine in question (#008958) has been removed from service or is still in operation.

Vote early and vote often!

Posted: 21st, October 2014 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tony Abbott Goes Shirt To Nipple With Topless Vladimir Putin

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TONY Abbott, Australia’s prime minister, and former Oxford University boxer, says he will “shirt-front” Vladimir Putin at the next G20 shindig in Australia.

The Times:

The term “shirt-front” is used to describe a front–on charge at an opponent in Australian Rules Football intended to knock the opponent to the ground. “I’m going to shirt-front Mr Putin,” Tony Abbott told reporters yesterday. He was describing his intention to press Mr Putin over the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over the Ukraine in July by what is thought to have been a missile fired by Russian separatists.

“I am going to say to Mr Putin: Australians were murdered,” he said.

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Posted: 14th, October 2014 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Things Douglas Carswell Compares The Conservative Party To

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UKIP MP, turncoat and man of Clacton Douglas Carswell likes comparing the Conservative Party to things.

HMV. No – ho-ho – not HIV. The UKippers’ leader Nigel Farage wants AIDs sufferers banned from the UK.  This is another version of His Master’s Voice, the old record shop chain:

“To use a metaphor, I think it’s a bit like HMV, once ubiquitous when it came to buying music. The way the Tory party is retailing politics is like the way HMV retailed music. It’s a defunct retail model.”

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Posted: 12th, October 2014 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Photos Of Brook Newmarks Penis MP: The Big Ben Bellend And Thought Crimes

BROOKS Newmark MP continues to be front-page news. The Tory MP exposed (literally) in a sexting sting is on the Mirror’s front page:

 

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The headline tells readers:

“I craved thrill of sex texts”: Disgraced Tory MP Brooks Newmark reveals he’s seeking psychiatric help…

Sex shame Tory MP Brooks Newmark last night told how he is “battling demons” and is seeking psychiatric help after a woman claimed he sent her a naked selfie. The dad-of-five admitted “craving ­adrenaline and risk” and blamed work stress for his “increasingly erratic behaviour”.

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Posted: 12th, October 2014 | In: News, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


UKIP Welcome You To Clacton-on-Sea ‘Apart From…’

UKIP welcome you to Clacton-on-Sea:

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Spotter: David Schneider

Posted: 10th, October 2014 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Faces Of The Day: Douglas Carswell Annexes Clacton For UKIP

FACES of the day:

Douglas Carswell, chats with members of the Monster Raving Looney party after winning the Clacton constituency parliamentary by-election held at Clacton town hall in Essex. Date: 10/10/2014.

 

CArswell Faces Of The Day: Douglas Carswell Annexes Clacton For UKIP

 

For more bigotry and intolerance, vote UKIP.

 

Posted: 10th, October 2014 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Statue To The ‘Muslim’ Ghandi Erected In Cardiff

WALES online journalist Aled Jones has news of a Muslim Ghandi:

 

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‘Nuff said.

 

Posted: 9th, October 2014 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


We’re All Going To Die: North Korea Readies For Total War In 2015

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A man watches a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. North Korea’s top government Thursday proposed the rival Koreas stop slandering each other from later this month, halt hostile military acts and work toward preventing a nuclear disaster on the divided peninsula. The letters read “Stop slandering and joint military exercise”. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

 

EVEN though Kim Jong Un is the Sexiest Man Alive, has a weakness for cheese and was probably born in a lotus flower while scoring a hole in one as a sperm before emerging as a flying baby, let us not forget that he’s completely mental.

North Korea’s premier is a man who likes to keep his people under his waddling, hypnotic spell, while plotting constant war. You see, when you have everything and everyone is cow-eyed in your presence, the threat of nuclear war is probably the only thing you’ve got that gets the blood pumping around your regal underpants.

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Posted: 7th, October 2014 | In: News, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Annie Lennox Thinks Beyonce’s Feminism Is ‘Cheap’

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Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics.
Date: 24/04/1984

 

ONE of the big problems with feminism is that women like to spend great chunks of the debate, attacking each other. Of course, any movement needs criticism to adapt and sharpen the mind for future debates, but isn’t it a bit sad to see women trying to pull other women down, when ostensibly, their aims are the same?

And so to Annie Lennox, who said that she isn’t very impressed with Beyonce calling herself a feminist.

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Posted: 2nd, October 2014 | In: Celebrities, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Photoshop Challenge: David Cameron Watches David Cameron Inside His Birmingham Hotel Room

PHOTOSHOP this:

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Prime Minister David Cameron prepares his keynote speech in his hotel room before his speech at tomorrow’s Conservative Party’s annual conference at the ICC in Birmingham. Picture date: Tuesday September 30, 2014. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

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Posted: 30th, September 2014 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tory No-Sex Sex Scandal: Brooks Newmark Says You CAN Pull In Paisley Pyjamas

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Mr Newmarks looks over his drawers

 

 

NEWS of a Tory “sex scandal” whets the appetites. But in these dull times it’s a sex scandal without any sex. Tory MP for Braintree, Essex, Brooks Newmark sent a photo of himself to an undercover male reporter posing as a female Party worker called Sophie.

The Telegraph says it was a tabloid sting.

And remarkably, it worked. The middle-aged father of five really did think a young woman wanted to see his knob for her sexual gratitification. What occurs over Party conference season to make an intelligent man reveal his private member to a stranger? Are politicans that vain? Do they have groupies?

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Posted: 28th, September 2014 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ed Miliband Wonders If You Think He’s An Unelectable Spod Because He’s a Jew

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If the cap(le) fits

DO you think Ed Miliband is bit of a weirdo because he’s a Jew? Rachel Sylvester writes in the Times:

Privately, he suspects that anti-semitism may be behind some of the hostility towards him – he talks about how as the child of Jewish immigrants, he cannot say his family has “sat under the same oak tree for 500 years”. The sense that he is an “outsider” may, he believes explain in part the descriptions by some people of him as “weird”.

Privately? Does he do anything privately?

James Kirkup:

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Posted: 26th, September 2014 | In: Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mirror Hacked Phones: John Prescott Still Takes Their Cash For Columns

AND lo it came to pass: Trinity Mirror has admitted that some of its staff were involved in ilegal phone hacking.

The righteous Daily Mirror – the self-styled “intelligent tabloid” – will compensate Shane Richie, Shobna Gulati, Lucy Benjamin and Alan Yentob for listening into their private phone calls.

The company publishes titles including the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People.

And you know who writes for the tusty Mirror? Yep, it’s mullet-thumping, secretary-shagging, love-cheat John Prescott, champion of the surveillance-happy Government that watched us via ubiquitous CCTV, thought ID cards a good idea and brought about the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.

Prezza hates sooping.

 

 

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Posted: 24th, September 2014 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hope And Change In Syria And Iraq: Vote Obama Get Romney

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, adjusts his translation ear piece during a U.N. Security Council meeting, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the United Nations headquarters. The Security Council met Friday to discuss the situation of the Islamic State group in Iraq. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

HOW’S that pledge not to be like Mitt Romney going?

Two months before the 2012 presidential election, Vice President Biden warned on the campaign trail that Mitt Romney wanted to go to war with Syria…

“He said it was a mistake to set an end date for our warriors in Afghanistan and bring them home. He implies by the speech that he’s ready to go to war in Syria and Iran,” Biden said in his speech.
Biden also went after the Republican presidential nominee when Romney called Russia America’s “number one geopolitical foe.”

“He wants to move from cooperation to confrontation with Putin’s Russia,” Biden said. “And these guys say the president’s out of touch? Out of touch? Swiss bank account, untold millions in the Cayman Islands. Who’s out of touch, man?”

 

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Posted: 23rd, September 2014 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Americans for Shared Prosperity Create This Car Crash of An Advert

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She’s been forced to eat the Labradoodle by grinding poverty

 

THIS advert for Americans for Shared Prosperity is great.

The woman is trying to get back on her feet, trapped, as she seems to be, in an airy, stylish apartment of the type most Britishers recognise from magazines about fine living, home decer and Jennifer Aniston’s womb.

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Posted: 22nd, September 2014 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Prime Minister Ignorant of the Law On Booze Shocker

THIS will come as a surprise to some and as a simple confirmation of reality to others. For it appears that our Prime Minister is simply ignorant of the constraints which the law puts around him.

The SWA, whose 56 members employ 35,000 people in Britain, argues that minimum unit pricing would be illegal under EU trade rules as it would amount to a domestic barrier to free trade.

In the letter, the trade organisation stresses that efforts in the past by other countries such as the Netherlands to introduce minimum pricing have been rebuffed by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

This is all about that idea of having minimum pricing for alcohol. We who actually understand that much of our law is now made in Brussels, not London, have been pointing this out for years. All those people arguing for that minimum pricing are simply being ignorant as well as stupid.

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Posted: 15th, September 2014 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sir Gerald Howath Wants Aldershot Twinned With Joanna Lumley

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SIR Gerald Howath, a former defence minister and current Tory MP fo Aldershot, who said Enoch Powell’s 1968 ‘rivers of blood’ speech was spot on, has turned his eye to Joanna Lumley, the actress who campaigned for Gurkhas’ rights.

Lumley was part of a succesful camapaign calling for Gurkhas who retired before 1997 the right to settle in the UK.

Sir Gerald Howarth wonders:

“Many of my constituents feel extremely aggrieved that Joanna Lumley ran this campaign, this very emotional campaign. She has been nowhere near Aldershot since, as far as I am aware. The problem does not lie with the younger, recently retired veterans, who speak good English…

“The problem arises with the older former Gurkhas … generally unable to speak English, virtually no job prospects, unfamiliar with our customs and often with failing health, inevitably because they are elderly.”

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Posted: 15th, September 2014 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Peas In A Pod: Alex Salmond’s Nigel Farage Problem

ARE respective SNP and UKIP leaders Alex Salmond and Nigel Farage two peas in the same pod?

Dominic Lawson:

In his book Civilisation and Its Discontents, Freud wrote: “It is clearly not easy for man to give up the satisfaction of this inclination to aggression. They do not feel comfortable without it . . . I once discussed the phenomenon that it is precisely communities with adjoining territories, and related to each other in other ways as well, who are engaged in constant feuds and in ridiculing each other — like the Spaniards and the Portuguese, for instance, the north Germans and the south Germans, the English and the Scots. I gave this phenomenon the name of ‘the narcissism of minor differences’.”

What Freud meant is that we often hate most intensely those who most resemble us..

So, for example, the “English” political movement that the Scottish nationalists most affect to hate is Ukip: its leader, Nigel Farage, was at severe risk of being beaten to a pulp by demonstrators when he ventured to Edinburgh last year, eventually seeking sanctuary in a pub (not for the first time). Yet Salmond and Farage use exactly the same arguments about “an out-of-touch Westminster elite” — and the rising tide of support for both men rests on that common method of rhetorical appeal.

Far from being polar opposites, they are two political peas in a pod. The most noticeable difference, perhaps, is only that the thuggish element of Scottish nationalism more closely resembles the English Defence League than it does the beery bourgeois burghers of Ukip.

Patrick West:

They are great foes, these men, and it’s not difficult to see why. While Farage seeks to reduce immigration, thwart the EU and claw back powers for the United Kingdom, Salmond wants Scotland to leave the UK and join the EU as an independent country. Farage is superficially every bit the SNP caricature: a southern Englander with a background in London’s financial sector. He is seemingly the opposite of everything the SNP likes to think of itself as: progressive, tolerant, open-minded, and with a profound concern for the welfare state.

Yet the more you hear them, the more you realise that they are part of the same phenomenon, the same populist wave that has swept Europe this year: the revolt of the dispossessed against the elites.

Michael Crick:

Two charismatic, street-fighters shunned by the London establishment – astute, populist campaigners who have grasped and exploited the growing disillusionment with the political system, and old-style ways associated with the centuries-old House of Commons.

Vote now and vote often…

Posted: 14th, September 2014 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What Obama Said About Iraq In 2008

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to meet with Secretary-General of the Arab League Nabil Elaraby in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Kerry arrived in Cairo for a short visit of less than a day to discuss how Egypt can help in the fight against the Islamic State group. He has been on a regional trip to garner support for President Barack Obama’s initiative to go assemble a coalition of nations willing to go after the militant group. Kerry heads to Paris next for a meeting on how to support Iraq in its fight against the Islamic State group, which holds large parts of Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

 

THIS New York Times op-ed about Iraq by candidate Barck Obama in 2008 is worthy of mention:

MCCAIN: “The differences on Iraq in this campaign are deep. Unlike Senator John McCain, I opposed the war in Iraq before it began, and would end it as president. I believed it was a grave mistake to allow ourselves to be distracted from the fight against Al Qaeda and the Taliban by invading a country that posed no imminent threat and had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks. Since then, more than 4,000 Americans have died and we have spent nearly $1 trillion. Our military is overstretched. Nearly every threat we face — from Afghanistan to Al Qaeda to Iran — has grown.”

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Posted: 13th, September 2014 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kate Bush Sings About ‘Sex Machine’ Ken Livingstone

 

 

KATE Bush once sang a song about Ken Livingstone, former leader of the GLC, Member of Parliament and the first democratically-elected Mayor of London.

 

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Mr Ken Livingstone, former leader of the GLC, and labour parliamentary candidate for the Brent East constituency, outside his campaign office. 1987.

 

 

Ken is the man that we all need,
Ken is the leader of the GLC.

Who is the man we all need? KEN!
Who is the funky sex machine? KEN!
Who is the leader of the GLC? KEN!
Who is the man we all need? KEN!

The Comic Strip revisited the tune:

Posted: 27th, August 2014 | In: Music, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pussycat Riot Rips Into Putin: Dictator Themed Litter Boxes and Scratch Posts

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KITTY Cat kitsch takes on political idologies with these fine scratching posts and litter boxes by The Pussycat Riot.

The voodoo doll-style posts are £4,500.00 a totem; but the poo trays are just £3.00.

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Look on as your sweeti pie-foo-foo rips out Putin’s eyes and craps on Kim Jong Un, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

From the very heart of the Internet we raise our banner with #ThePussycatRiot: a new protest movement to unite the cats of the world and their owners in opposition to cyber censorship. We aim to raise awareness of the oppressive regime Preventing people from freely enjoying the boundless wealth of mankind’s innovation and creativity … And cat videos. [...]

[The Putin- and Kim Jong Un Cat Scratching Posts are] one-of-a-kind product protest and the ultimate feline satirical statement. An incredibly lifelike cat scratching post Modelled on Kim Jong-un and Putin for your censorship-hating cat to scratch.

 

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Spotter: The Pussycat Riot website, DM

Posted: 26th, August 2014 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Scottish Independence: Deep-Fried Food For Thought

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WILL you vote for an independent Scotland? Are you a Scots Braveheart rejecting Britain and all the fusty Middle Englanders? Are you just bored with the UK and think separation is something to do, a move that will enliven the moribund political debate?

Do you just want to declare your Scottishness?

Do you see the vote as chance for the Left to reject Tories?

And what is Scottish? The Scottish National Party keeps producing images of the past. But why would anyone vote for a retuen to a monoculture? The BBC talks about the “formula for Scottishness“. It’s not about blood and lineage, says the BBC; being Scottish is about “my accent, vocabulary and appetite for cholesterol-rich foodstuffs still mark me out as a Scot”.

Is that it? If you like deep-fired Mars bars, can understand Rab C Nesbitt without subtitles and can do an impression of Mike Myers’ Fat Bastard (the same voice he did for proud Scot Shrek), you are Scottish. Tick those boxes and you can get our own country and be ruled exclusively by others just like you. Unless the leaders do as promised an swiftly join the EU.

So. It’s not really an indepedent Scotland the YES campaigners want. It’s a bigger recognition of what Scots are.

But what is that? Or is it best defined by what it isn;’?

WORLDbytes hosted a debate about the referndum. Watch it below.

 

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Posted: 26th, August 2014 | In: News, Politicians | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


LibDems Align UK Government The Clerical Fascism Of Hamas And Want Israel Destroyed

PA 8679734 LibDems Align UK Government The Clerical Fascism Of Hamas And Want Israel Destroyed

Liberal Democrat Party Leader Nick Clegg (centre), and PPC David Ward meet members of the public during a visit to Printing Roller Services in Bradford, Yorkshire.

THE Liberal Democrats has excerpted influence on the Government. The UK  will suspend some of its arms exports to Israel if the current ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is broken.

The business department said a review of UK exports to Israel had identified the 12 licences for “components which could be part of equipment used by the Israel Defence Forces in Gaza”. They include equipment for military radar, combat aircraft and tanks.

Vince Cable, the business secretary, said: “We welcome the current ceasefire in Gaza and hope that it will lead to a peaceful resolution. However, the UK government has not been able to clarify if the export licence criteria are being met. In light of that uncertainty we have taken the decision to suspend these existing export licences in the event of a resumption of significant hostilities.

“No new licences of military equipment have been issued for use by the Israeli Defence Forces during the review period, and as a precautionary measure this approach will continue until hostilities cease.”

The export suspension comes after a long and fierce battle within the coalition over restricting arms sales to Israel. The prime minister, David Cameron, and the foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, have been resisting demands from Cable and the deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg calling for the immediate suspension of exports.

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Posted: 13th, August 2014 | In: News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0