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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s Dream Sequence

un-flag-handkerchief.jpgUN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is addressing the Global Classrooms Model United Nations Conference, in New York, 15 May.

This is an extract from his speech:

So, please indulge me while I tell you a true story about someone I know very well. His name is Han Seung-soo, currently the Prime Minister of Korea, where I come from.

When he was a young boy, he lived in an isolated village in the mountains of my country, Korea. He had to get up at dawn and travel for miles, crossing two different rivers, just to get to school. The only thing that kept him going was the dream that he might one day become President of the United Nations General Assembly.

He later wrote that this great dream, I quote “offered one destitute boy the hope and sense of purpose needed to continue studying”…

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Posted: 19th, May 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hail, Snow And Drought To The Chief: Barack Obama Warms Up

obama-messia.jpgSAYS Barack Obama: “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK.”

Is 72 degrees the optimum temperature for eating? If it is, perhaps the heat could be adjusted and America’s feeding frenzy gauged. It might turn out that Oprah Winfrey, a leading Amerian eater and Obama acolyte, eats less fat at 79.2 degrees.

In which case, expect her to go long on SUVs and champion global warming with gusto.

Says Obama: “That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.”

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Posted: 19th, May 2008 | In: Barack Obama, Politicians, Race For The White House | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ben McBean’s Army: Gordon Brown, Celebs And Crisps At The Sun Global Recognition Award

gordon-brown.jpgEVERYONE wants Ben McBean in their private army.

McBean is one of the Daily Mail’s Harry’s Heroes, on account of his having been injured in Afghanistan (he lost two limbs) and labelled a hero by Prince Harry Baseball cap.

Ben McBean is part of the Mirror’s “Honour the Brave” slogan, which seeks to equip each retuning injured serviceman with a medal.

He’s a leading player in the Sun’s “Help for Heroes” campaign, the one backed by actor Ross Kemp, he of ITV’s Ultimate Force show, and so well placed to explain what being a soldier is all about. Kemp spoke at the City Salute, addressing the injured, McBean included.

And here is Mr McBean in the Sun, receiving tribute on behalf of the Armed Forces and a Sun Global Recognition Award, sponsored by Walkers crisps.

Gordon Brown is there, shaking hands, being wowed and talking about a return to the values of cheese and onion.

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Posted: 19th, May 2008 | In: Celebrities, Gordon Brown, Politicians, Tabloids, War On Terror | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gemma Garrett On Politics’ Motley Crewe

gemma-garrett.jpgMORE panting news from the Crewe and Nantwich by-election where Gemma Garrett is bidding to become an MP.

“I’m campaigning on lots of different issues but the main one is about pay for British troops,” says Miss Great Britain, dressed in stockings, suspenders and business like open-necked shirt.

Gemma represents, and is representative of, the Beauties for Britain party, which aims to “wipe out politics’ sleazy image” by replacing it with good old fashioned soft porn.

“I want people to know I am campaigning on proper politics and real issues,” says she, even if her twin manifestoes appear booster by borrowed policy directives…

Posted: 19th, May 2008 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Celebrity Quote Of The Day: Lil Wayne Says Obama Heralds The End Of The World

SAYS US rapper Lil’ Wayne in Blender:

“The world is about to end in 2012… ’cause the Mayans made calendars, and they stop at 2012. I got encyclopedias on the bus. The world is about to end as we know it. You can see it already. A planet doesn’t exist – there’s no more Pluto. Planes are flying into buildings – and not just the Twin Towers. Mosquitos bite you and you die. And a black man and a woman are running for president.”

Wayne should ask his co-rapper 50 Cent what to do…

Posted: 18th, May 2008 | In: Barack Obama, Celebrities, Politicians, Race For The White House | Comments (9) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Beyond Parody: Empty Nodding Heads On Bush, Obama And Hitler

CHRIS Matthews on Hardball, a US politics show. Nodding heads are nodding…

Posted: 18th, May 2008 | In: Anorak TV, Barack Obama, George Bush, Politicians, Race For The White House | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tony Blair Years: Binge Eating, Sex, Dead Babies And Greed

the_blairs_cashing_in.jpgTO the offices of Tony Blair,where the paper shredding machcine is in use:

Some of Tony Blair’s expenses claims, which the High Court last week ruled should be disclosed to the public, have been shredded. The documents, itemising Blair’s claims for household expenses during a year of his premiership, were destroyed in the midst of a legal battle over whether they should be published. All MPs’ expenses are funded by taxpayers.

Picture: Beau Bo D’Or Website

It is a criminal offence to destroy documents to prevent their disclosure under freedom of information (FOI) laws, but Westminster officials say they were unaware that the files were the subject of a legal challenge. They insist they were destroyed by mistake.

Very soon, the only record of the Blair years will be found in his colleagues’ and wife’s notes and memoirs. And we will mistake his tenure for a time of binge eatingunprotected sex , dead children, and greed

Posted: 18th, May 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, The Blairs | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Boris Johnson’s Sunday Service

BORIS Johnson is writing in the News of the World:

“I WAS as sickened and horrified as everyone else in Britain by the murder of altar boy Jimmy Mizen at a baker’s shop in London last weekend.

Amen.

I won’t pretend there is some messiah-like solution. But I do believe investment in the right areas will reap huge rewards.

I’ll do my part and tackle this menace in London. I pray the government follow my lead and do the same for Britain.

Here endeth the lesson…

Posted: 18th, May 2008 | In: Boris Watch, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


If You Go Down To Waltham Forest Today

IS Waltham Forest London’s most rotten borough?

Maybe… 

Posted: 18th, May 2008 | In: Politicians, Twitterings | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Kill Barack Obama Death Cult: Huckabee Shoots

MIKE Huckabee is musing about Barack Obama being killed:

During a speech before the National Rifle Association convention Friday afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky, former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee — who has endorsed presumptive GOP nominee John McCain — joked that an unexpected offstage noise was Democrat Barack Obama looking to avoid a gunman.

“That was Barack Obama, he just tripped off a chair, he’s getting ready to speak,” said the former Arkansas governor, to audience laughter. “Somebody aimed a gun at him and he dove for the floor.”

It’s the Barack Obama death cult:

Bang!
Bang!
Bang!
Bang!
Bang!
Firing blanks

Posted: 17th, May 2008 | In: Barack Obama, Barack Obama Death Cult, Mike Huckabee, Politicians, Race For The White House | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Barack Obama Jesus Fish

BARACK Obama – the cult, the death cult, the evangelist

The Jesus Fish…

obama-jesus-fish.jpg

Follow me…

Source

Posted: 17th, May 2008 | In: Barack Obama, Photojournalism, Politicians, Race For The White House | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillary Clinton’s Tibet China Poster

HILLARY Clinton’s new poster (top centre):

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“Senator Clinton is a beautiful, strong and inspiring woman, and I wanted to make a poster that reflected that. Rather than putting a slogan on the poster, I chose to put her name, because she is surely the only leader at this level with whom we are all on a first-name basis, and to me, that reflects her personal warmth and connection with ordinary Americans.”
– Tony Puryear

It’s the Snow Lion Flag of a free Tibet meets China’s man of the year…

In the interests of fairness, here’s an increasingly familiar picture of Barack Obama…

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Posted: 17th, May 2008 | In: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Politicians, Race For The White House | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


No Class At The Crewe and Nantwich By–Election

tory-boy-timpson.jpgTO the Crewe and Nantwich by–election and Labour Party candidate Tasmin Dunwoody is using her blog to answer the question: “Who is Edward Timpson?”

You mean the Conservative candidate?

Answer: All we know about him is he waffles lots, wants to cut the funding going to our schools, has no idea how to tackle crime and lives in a BIG mansion house on the other side of Tarporley.

It’s class war, as declared by Tamsin Dunwoody. Is she related to Moyra Tamsin Dunwoody-Kneafsey, granddaughter to former government whip Baroness Phillips, daughter to Labour MP Gwyneth Dunwoody, whose death has brought about the by-election?

It would seem so. But she’s now plain old Tamsin Dunwoody, Moyra and the hyphen-Kneafsey lost on route from her Welsh home.

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Posted: 17th, May 2008 | In: Conservatives, Labour Party, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


P J O’Rourke On Sex And The US Elections

P.J. O’ROURKE ON THE ELECTIONS:

Two substantive political issues are the federal budget deficit and the war in Iraq. Now, if you’re electing Democrats to control government spending, then you’re marrying Angelina Jolie for her brains. This leaves the Democrats with one real issue: Iraq. And so far the best that any Democratic presidential candidate has been able to manage with Iraq is to make what I think of as the high school sex promise: I will pull out in time, honest dear.

And fire blanks…

Posted: 16th, May 2008 | In: Race For The White House, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John McCain Is One And A Half Barack Obamas

JOHN McCain is:

“He’s older than his wife, a little younger than his mama,
He’s old enough to be one and a half Barack Obamas.”

Posted: 16th, May 2008 | In: Anorak TV, Barack Obama, John McCain, Politicians, Race For The White House, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kate Hoey Can’t Recall If She Voted For Ken Or Boris?

katehoey.jpg THE London Evening Standard’s Paul Waugh asks Kate Hoey, the former Labour sports minister and still Labour member of parliament for Vauxhall, now operating as Boris Johnson’s Commissioner for Sport, how she voted in the London mayoral elections.

Boris or Ken?

Her reply:

“Er…when was the election…I can’t remember!”

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Posted: 16th, May 2008 | In: Boris Watch, Labour Party, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Miss Great Britain Says British Troops Steal From Dead Iraqis

army-babes.pngGEMMA Garrett, Miss Great Britain and Beauties for Britain agonist in the Crew by-election, is considering the war on terror.

Expecting to hear that those fabled weapons of mass destruction were hidden by concealer, Miss Garrett instead reveals:

“I met a veteran of the Iraq war and was utterly sickened by the experiences he described.”

Oh?

“Our boys are being forced to remove blood-soaked shirts, footwear and weapons from the corpses of their fallen enemies because the equipment this Government gives them isn’t good enough.”

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Posted: 16th, May 2008 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Obama Wants Debate With Jihadists Who Blow Up Children

obama_and_ahmadinejad.jpgHOW do you debate this, Barack Obama?

A young girl carrying explosives that killed her, an Iraqi captain and injured four soldiers was blown up by remote control, officials said today.

The incident happened as she approached an Iraqi command post in Youssifiyah, south Baghdad, earlier this morning.

Iraqi army Lieutenant Ahmed Ali confirmed that the girl, who had hidden explosives strapped to her, was the cause of the blast …

“The bomber was detonated by remote control, killing Captain Wassem al-Maamouri and injuring four soldiers,” Ali added.

Says George Bush, widely regarded as an idiot:

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Posted: 15th, May 2008 | In: Back pages, Barack Obama, George Bush, Politicians, Race For The White House, War On Terror | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How To Tell If The UK Is F***ed

WRITES Devil’s Kitchen: “How to tell if your country is fucked…

from The Nation of Shopkeepers, with assistance from Vindico.

Simple. You look around to see if there are state agencies using draconian legislation to spy on and otherwise harass civilians, while introducing ever more authoritarian laws. You check to see if, despite large amounts of job losses, your EU masters are preparing to fuck over the city in an act of pure jealousy. Noticing increasing inflation and unemployment, your government attempts to bribe the population ahead of a by-election.

You have an unelected leader…

Source 

Posted: 15th, May 2008 | In: Politicians, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kate Hoey’s Labour Party Letter

KATE Hoey writes:

Dear Member of Vauxhall Labour Party,
The Members of this Party are its lifeblood and so I wanted you to be the first to know that I have now agreed to be the Mayor of London’s Commissioner for Sport.
I have been asked to develop the London legacy plan for sport arising from the unique opportunity that the 2012 Olympics gives us, and to help increase grass roots sport participation and access to sporting opportunities across London.

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Posted: 15th, May 2008 | In: Boris Watch, Conservatives, Labour Party, Politicians, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Indelible Hillary Clinton (Tattoo)

hillary-clinton-tattoo.JPGLUIS SALGADO sees Hillary Clinton on his thigh.

Salgado, 28, owner of the Ill Skillz (4948 N. 5th) tattoo parlor, Philadephia, has just got a portrait of Clinton inked on his leg at a tattoo convention in Baltimore.

Artist Buffalo Bill, of Sunbury, offered a free Hillary tattoo to any takers because his daughter Sarah Taby is a big Clinton supporter and thought the tattoo would give Clinton good exposure… “Hell, yeah,” Salgado says, when we asked if he voted for Clinton recently.

He likes “her experience, her motivation and the fact that she doesn’t bite her tongue.” We asked a Clinton spokesman for comment on whether the New York senator would respond in kind and get a tattoo of Salgado, but there has not yet been a reply.

Does Hillary really have that much stubble?

Posted: 15th, May 2008 | In: Anorak In New York, Hillary Clinton, Politicians, Race For The White House | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jacqui Smith: How To Take Drugs And Get Away With It

SAYS JACQUI Smith, the Home Secretary: “Under my own guidelines, had I been caught in possession over 18 I should have been charged.”

jacqui_smith_cannabis.jpgSmith has admitted to having smoked cannabis a “few times”, but assures a caller to the radio show she’s talking on that it was “a lengthy period ago”.

Although what with the schizophrenic properties of weed, she cannot be certain when it was exactly, and neither can she.

(Picture: Beau Bo D’Or Website)

Smith made a note of it somewhere, and passed over the file to a data management company for safe keeping, but they’ve mislaid it and now there is a lack of proof about whatever it was she was saying earlier.

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Posted: 15th, May 2008 | In: Labour Party, Politicians, TV & Radio | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Look At Obama, Clinton and McCain’s Handwriting

CAN their handwriting teach us about the characters of the US Presidential candidates?

Obama is very much his writing — fluid, graceful. McCain’s is angular and intense; he’s a pit bull. And look at the perfectionism in Hillary’s — straight up, precise. She is persistent and is not going to give up until she absolutely has to,” said Imberman, a court-certified graphologist based in New York.

You are going on a journey

Posted: 15th, May 2008 | In: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Politicians, Race For The White House, Twitterings | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Political Quote Of The Day: George Bush On Golf

GEORGE Bush has done an interview with Politico and Yahoo.

With a War on Terror raging, we all of us need to amke sacrifices. Bush has given up golf.

“I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf,” he said. “I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.”

So what can you play, George? Croquet..?

Posted: 14th, May 2008 | In: George Bush, Politicians, War On Terror | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Democrats And Liberals Make It A Vote On Race And Obama Finds Jesus

obama-jesus.jpgSO enlightened are the Democrats that the party’s two stars – Hillary Clinton  and Barack Obama – have managed to the campaign into a vote based on race. It’s more like the Socialist Workers’ Party over there, albeit with less women:

As the NYT says:

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton won a lopsided victory on Tuesday over Senator Barack Obama in the West Virginia primary, where racial considerations emerged as an unusually salient factor. Mrs. Clinton drew strong support from white, working-class voters, who have spurned Mr. Obama in recent contests.

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Posted: 14th, May 2008 | In: Anorak In New York, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Politicians, Race For The White House | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0