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UN Banquet: They Come To Eat Mugabe Not To Bury Him

pet_sweat-drink.jpg THE 40 heads of government taking part in the UN food summit are investigating food at a table in Villa Madam, a palace on the lower slopes of Monte Mario, Rome.

The Telegraph says the menu is a secret but

Posted: 4th, June 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Robert Mugabe Meets Agriculture Jihad

mugabe-ahmadinejad.jpg SAYS the Mirror: “Cabinet minister Douglas Alexander will snub Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe at an international summit on food shortages.”

Good of the Mirror to announce this snubbing lest the Zimbabwean despot not realise that it’s happening.

And if that’s

Posted: 3rd, June 2008 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown’s 42 Days Fisked

Fisking Gordon Brown on 42 Days at SpyBlog

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Posted: 2nd, June 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


That Michelle Obama Video In Full

OVER in the US, there is a rumour that Michelle Obama, wife to Barack Obama, reportedly, could be, or might be, in a video that possibly shows that she is allegedly, perhaps, calling white persons, or persons who are white

Posted: 2nd, June 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (9) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How The Potato Wars Started

potato-gun.jpg RADIO Netherlands Reports :

Chile and Peru have for some time been embroiled in a dispute over the origins of the potato. Chile’s latest claim to be the region where potatoes first grew is being hotly refuted in the Peruvian

Posted: 2nd, June 2008 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


George Bush Won The War On Terror

GEORGE BUSH’S legacy – a good point:

“But when a professed enemy succeeds as wildly as al Qaeda did on 9/11, and seven years pass without an incident, there are two reasonable conclusions: Either, despite all the trash-talking videos, they

Posted: 30th, May 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Al Gore: The Opera

al-gore-opera.jpg AL Gore: The Inconvenient Opera

First it was the film and the book. Now the next stop for

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Condoleeza Rice’s Late Night Encounter With Kiss

OOOER…

CONDOLEEZA Rice met the legendary glam rock quartet when they happened to share a hotel in the Swedish capital. Rice was in Stockholm on Thursday for an international

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Scott McClellan Flowchart

THE Scott McClellan flowchart what was he thinking…

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Posted: 30th, May 2008 | In: Photojournalism, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lip Service: Gordon Brown Calls Voters

gordon-brown-phone-call.jpg IT’S lonely at the top. Gordon Brown is lonely. That’s him on the phone.

The Anorak has learnt that Brown routinely telephones voters at home to talk about Labour policy.

The prime minister whiles away the moments between presenting gold

Posted: 30th, May 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Tony Blair Faith Foundation

THE Tony Blair Faith Foundation (Why didn’t we think of it first? Oh well …):

On May 30 in New York, Blair, 55, formally unveils The Tony Blair Faith Foundation, which, among other things, is dedicated to proving that collaboration

Posted: 29th, May 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


An Interview With Home Secretary Jacqui Smith

jacqui-smith.jpg “THESE are terrifying times to be a parent,” says Julie McCaffrey, the Mirror’s woman with her ear pressed to the street and pulling a knife from a stabbed kebab.

“There are worries about whether your child is binge-drinking or having

Posted: 29th, May 2008 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Amsterdam Approves Sex In The Vondelpark And Outlaws Dogs

dog-collar-sex.jpg TO Vondelpark, Amsterdam, where 21 people per square meter come to relax.” As the city’s website claims : “In comparison, Central Park in New York is visited by approx. 5 people per square meter.”

With space at a premium, what

Posted: 29th, May 2008 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Joined At The Lip: Brian Reade, Diane Abbott And Joey Barton

diane-abbott.jpg DESPERATE link of the week comes via Brian Reade, the Mirror’s columnist at large, who manages to implicate Diane Abbott MP in the matter of footballer Joey Barton’s incarceration for six months for a “violent and cowardly” attack on a

Posted: 29th, May 2008 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Reasons Why We Invaded Iraq: No.1 – Afghanistan Is Boring

SCOTT McLellan , a former press secretary think a piggier version of  Alistair Campbell -attacks George Bush’s White House in his new book.

The Politico  says McClellan charges that Bush relied on “propaganda” to sell the war. As a

Posted: 28th, May 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BNP In Stoke

THE BNP has gained ground in Stoke:

“The men and women of the BNP look like your neighbours,” says Michael Tappin, the former Labour group leader and ex-Stoke MEP who lost his council seat on May 1. “They are not

Posted: 28th, May 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillary Clinton Is The Best, Says Hillary Clinton

HILLARY Clinton: “I’m The Better Candidate ‘Based On Every Analysis, Every Poll”

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Gordon Brown Is Not Yellow, He’s Green

“DON’T be yellow Gordon, be green,” says the Independent on its front page the Independent that supported the

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Posted: 28th, May 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vote Barack Obama Because He Was Born On An Island

BARACK Obama was born on an island. He’s one of us, Britishers! Vote Obama!

But Obama can’t be leader of the UK well, not in name, only in spirit (unless we can be the 51st state of the USA?)

Posted: 27th, May 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Barack Obama: The Making Of A Murder

obama-killed.jpg THE media plot about the plot not yet finalised, nor known – to kill Barack Obama is underway and gaining momentum.

Look!  Out!

ABC news reports:

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Ogaffa: Obama’s Uncle Was At Auschwitz

Ace of Spades and HotAir noytice the Memorial Day  Ogaffa and Gateway Pundit spots another crazy uncle :

…Obama also spoke about his uncle, who was part of the American brigade that helped to liberate Auschwitz…

Says GP: This uncle …

Posted: 27th, May 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ogaffa: Barack Obama’s Bushisms

BARACK Obama is proving that politics doesn’t have to be boring, kids. If you pay attention, and really listen to the players you might just hear him day something stoopid.

It’s great fun listen out for Hillary Clinton sounding

Posted: 27th, May 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Death To Mengistu Haile Mariam, In Zimbabwe

FROM our African despot correspondent :

The Ethiopian Supreme Court has sentenced the country’s former dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam to death…The former leader is, however, unlikely to face execution as he has lived in exile in Zimbabwe since he

Posted: 27th, May 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Richard Desmond Restores Pride To Gordon Brown’s Britain

british-jobs.jpg “GORDON BROWN HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF RELYING ON AN INFLUX OF MIGRANT WORKERS TO FILL BRITISH JOBS,” says the Express.

The Express sees “latest figures” that show how nine in ten jobs created under Labour have been taken by foreign

Posted: 27th, May 2008 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Gordon Brown Nail Biter

AGW writes in the forums:

The USA prison population, that is guards and prisoners, have a neat expression for convicted murderers…Dead Man Walking.

It is one of the rare and beautifully-coined phrases which sometimes grace the English language, and

Posted: 27th, May 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0