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Kate Hoey Joins Boris Johnson’s Team

KATE Hoey will join Boris Johnson’s administration as a non-executive Director…

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


Richard Barnbrook Is The Stereotypical Far Right Leader

richardbarnbrook.jpgTHE Mail is looking at the BNP’s London mayoral candidate Richard Barnbrook, pictured dressed in brown, his short hair parted neatly:

“With a distinctive sartorial style which worries even his most extremist supporters, and a background as a ‘visionary’ artist whose most notable work was a homo-erotic film, Richard Barnbrook is an unusual Far Right leader, to say the least.”

Is he? He sounds pretty much bang on, a stereotype…

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


Zhirinovsky, Vice-Chairman Of Duma Is Hunting For Crows

Zhirinovsky, Vice-Chairman of Russian Parliament, the Duma, is hunting for Crows by shooting from a moving train.

He sees some crows and shoots some of them. He then shoots at chickens.

Posted: 29th, April 2008 | In: Anorak TV, Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jimmy Carter Uses Hamas To Push His 23rd Book

john-prescott-memoirs.jpgJIMMY Carter is using the publicity from his weekend break with Hamas to release his book – his 23rd book.

(Picture: Beau Bo D’Or Website.)

Could Tony Blair make it to 23 books? The New Testament only has 27.  

And what of John Prescott? What would he do to push his 23rd book? And he might do it – what with his being bibliomic.

Answers in the form of a menu-oir to the usual address…

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Posted: 28th, April 2008 | In: Anorak In New York, Labour Party, Politicians, War On Terror | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillary Clinton Compares Outsourcing To The Holocaust

Hillary Clinton Compares Outsourcing To The Holocaust – almost

Posted: 28th, April 2008 | In: Hillary Clinton, Politicians, Race For The White House, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Barack Obama And Jeremiah Wright: The Black Clap And Britney Spears

JEREMIAH Wright is talking. And talking. And talking. He does an impression of Britney Spears doing an impression of Dick Van Dyke speaking English like they do in England.

“Barack HUSSEIN Obama,” he says. “Barack HUSSEIN Obama, Barack HUSSEIN Obama. There are Arabic-speaking Christians, there Arabic-speaking Jews, Arabic-speaking Muslims and Arabic-speaking atheists. Arabic is a language, it is not a religion. Stop trying to scare folks by giving them this Arabic name like it’s some disease.”

As one pundit puts it: “According to this shining exemplar of Barack Obama and the deep scholarship of black liberation theology, black people are right-brained and white people are left-brained. Asian people don’t make the discussion since that would be, well, unfortunate.”

Posted: 28th, April 2008 | In: Anorak TV, Barack Obama, Politicians, Race For The White House | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nuclear Explosions Since 1945 And Deformities

nuclear-explosions.pngTHIS is a map of all the nuclear explosions since 1945.

Click on it to make it, er, blow up.

Interestingly, a painter by the name of Cornelia Hesse-Honegger collects and paints mutant bugs in the vicinity of irradiated wastelands.

At Sellafield I collected Heteroptera and Cicada Homoptera as well as ladybird beetles, Coleoptera. I found morphological disturbances, growths and deformities of the chitin, the material that makes up the exoskeleton of many insects. I found the most profound deformities in Ponsonby…

Hesse-Honegger is from Switzerland, the most depressing and annihilation-friendly country on Earth.

No nuclear explosions there. But they do have a relaxed take on assisted suicide…

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Posted: 28th, April 2008 | In: Photojournalism, Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Education Virus

EDUCATION whether you like it or not – Full-time adult coercion: the virus spreads

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


Barack Obama Is Steve Urkel

BARACK Obama: “He’s looking less like Kennedy, and more like Steve Urkel.”

Posted: 28th, April 2008 | In: Barack Obama, Politicians, Race For The White House, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown Is King Canute

REALLY: “We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to prevent coastal erosion on the east coast of Yorkshire“.

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Says The Croydonian: “As opposed to the west coast of Yorkshire, of course.”

Posted: 28th, April 2008 | In: Gordon Brown, Labour Party, Politicians, Twitterings | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Macedonians Boycot Greeks And French Fries

EU Ref looks at French Fries, Freedom Fries and Macedonians boycotting the Greeks:

Boycotting goods is all the rage. The Chinese are doing it to the French (and that deserves a separate posting) and the Macedonians are doing it to the Greeks. News of this comes from Transitions Online, whose journalist, Ljubica Grozdanovska, may know a great deal about the Balkans but seems to be a bit hazy on the United States.

When the French government refused to support the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, restaurants in Washington replaced “French fries” with “freedom fries” and the Gallic kiss became taboo. Patriots poured vintage champagne down the drain to show their distaste for the F-word.

Americans may now be eating crow with their fried potatoes and sparkling wines.

I’ve got news for the lady, which she and some other Europeans might like to think about. While French fries have remained available in the States, often called freedom fries, the alternative, known as home fries, are absolutely delicious. Even more to the point, Californian wine is not something to sneer at. Its consistently high quality is pushing French wines out of the world market, boycott or no boycott.

And: 

Getting back to Macedonia. As we have written before, Greece will not agree to the country becoming part of either NATO or the EU unless it changes its name, the present one, fully accepted by all except the EU under Greek pressure, apparently indicating that Macedonia may have territorial demands on northern Greece. Macedonia denies this and, to be fair, has, rather unusually for a Balkan country, never given the slightest indication of those demands.

Why can’t we all just agree to blow each other up?

Posted: 25th, April 2008 | In: Politicians, Twitterings | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown Has The Strength Of Ten Lunatics

SIMON Carr on Gordon Brown’s formidable strength: 

They are amazing, in their way. Admirable, even. The sheer intestinal fortitude it must take to appear in public after all that international humiliation. And then to come back and be humiliated at home. How to go through all that humiliation without being humbled! What a package of qualities you need for public life at this highest level. Of course, lunacy helps and, yesterday, Gordon Brown displayed the strength of 10 lunatics. It is his greatest asset.

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Posted: 25th, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Gordon Brown, Labour Party, Politicians, Twitterings | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Scrap The Greater London Authority

THe GLA – no way:

Isn’t it really annoying when Lefty think tanks get something right? The New Local Government Network, led by Chris Leslie, who was behind Gordon’s leadership campaign and involved in the dodgy donations scandal with Harman has said that the Greater London Authority should be scrapped because “[i]t is hard to justify employing 25 full-time politicians when local council leaders could scrutinise the mayor as effectively”.

Dizzy

Posted: 25th, April 2008 | In: Politicians, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


George Galloway Accused By Human Stress Ball

george-galloway.jpgRECOVERED from the stress of the stress ball attack, George Galloway is back on the camping trail.

To Westminster, and Galloway is stood atop his open-topped bus.

“I salute your indefatigability,” says one admirer, quoting Galloway’s famour catchphrase, before adding a cheery “you w***er”.

Says eyewitness Amanda Lamb in the Sun: “Galloway yelled, ‘Come up here and say that, big man’. The guy yelled back and said he was happy to go up on the bus and talk to him.”

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Posted: 25th, April 2008 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Barack Obama Flips That Bird Hillary

obamas-finger.jpgHAS Barack Obama been studying John Prescott?

And do his wife and local Chinese restaurateur know?

The US media is obsessed with hand gestures.

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Posted: 24th, April 2008 | In: Labour Party, Photojournalism, Politicians, Race For The White House | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


William Hague’s Uganda Diaries

uganda.gifWILLIAM Hague, the Conservative foreign affairs spokesman, is the subject of a press release:

It call on foreing secretary David Miliband “to take urgent action with regard to the Chinese ship, currently heading to Uganda carrying arms bound for Zimbabwe”.

Note to Chinese captain’s: Uganda is the blog in red on the map…

Spotter

Posted: 24th, April 2008 | In: Conservatives, Online-PR, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


That Office Of Government Commerce Logo Uncensored

nogclogo-1.gifSAYS a spokesman for OGC: “It is true that it caused a few titters among some staff when viewed on its side, but on consideration we concluded that the effect was generic to the particular combination of the letters OGC – and it is not inappropriate to an organisation that’s looking to have a firm grip on Government spend.”

Brand expert Michael Hamilton tells the Telegraph: “They’re going to get more column inches than they could ever have expected before. If I were them, I would be pretty pleased.”

Fnar…

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Posted: 24th, April 2008 | In: Money, Photojournalism, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tobacco Makes Breathalyzer Tests Useless

A breathalyser test made right after someone has puffed on a cigarette was thought to be unreliable, and thus inadmissible in a court of law.

Le tribunal d’Avignon a relaxé mardi un automobiliste qui avait causé un accident en état d’ébriété, estimant que la mesure de son taux d’alcool n’était pas fiable. En effet, le pré­venu avait expliqué avoir fumé une cigarette quelques minutes avant d’être soumis à l’éthylomètre.

Spotter 

Posted: 24th, April 2008 | In: Politicians, Twitterings | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John Prescott’s Menu-Oirs: The Sick Bag Years

prescott-diaries.pngFORMER conservative Philip Oppenheim is thinking of John Prescott and his :

Dear old Prezza – in so many ways a metaphor for everything that has gone wrong with the brave, new Labour world.

Pass the sick bag.”

Posted: 24th, April 2008 | In: Conservatives, Labour Party, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Barack Obama: Sponsored By Abercrombie And Fitch

obama-fitch.jpgARE Barack Obama’s supporters sponsored by Abercrombie & Fitch?

Is anything in America not sponsored?

Posted: 23rd, April 2008 | In: Barack Obama, Online-PR, Photojournalism, Politicians, Race For The White House | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brave George Galloway Felled By Weapon Of Miss Destruction

galloway.jpgWHO threw the stress ball that might have struck George Galloway? Why, it’s Tim Heald, of Penge, south-east London.

No word from him, and readers are left to wonder if the ball was thrown in anger or support? Was the intention to knock Galloway out. He would come to as a changed man unable to recall being offered Quality Street by Saddam Hussein, focusing instead on the Conservative Party, who he endorses “a million percent”, global warming and shaving?

Here’s Galloway, armed with a loud hailer, chinstrap beard and sunglasses. Galloway is on the campaign trail for the London Assembly elections.

Heald takes aim. He shoots. Witnesses see the ball. They see Galloway duck to avoid it. In doing to, Galloway bangs his head on the side of the bus. Is this a self-inflicted injury, something embarrassing and best shrugged off with a cheery laugh and a wince? Is this the moment the new Galloway is made?

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Posted: 23rd, April 2008 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cruz Beckham Speaks Out

cruzbeckham-finger.jpgSAYS Cruz Beckham…

Says Brooklyn Beckham

Posted: 22nd, April 2008 | In: Celebrities, Political Betting, Posh and Becks | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John McCain’s Antistasis Tax Dollars

mccain_popeye.jpgJOHN Mccain says: “They’re going to raise your taxes by thousands of dollars per year — and they have the audacity to hope you don’t mind.” Says Figaro, that’s  antistasis (an-TIS-ta-sis), the repeat that changes meaning. From the Greek, meaning “opposing position.”

Want to undermine your opponent’s ethos? Puncture his favorite uplifting expression — not by arguing against it but by repeating it. The antistasis does  ju jitsu on an expression by flipping its meaning.

That’s what McCain does with Obama’s Audacity of Hope, the audaciously pretentious book title. The straight-talkin’ Republican turns audacious hope into something shifty and underhanded and raise- your- taxes- in- secretiveness.

Shooting from the lip…

Posted: 22nd, April 2008 | In: John McCain, Politicians, Race For The White House, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Snooping On Britain

Snooping On Us And Traffic CCTV Data?SpyBlog

Posted: 22nd, April 2008 | In: Politicians, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ecumenical Question: ‘Obama, Osama, Hmm, Are They Brothers?’

obama-osama.jpgYOU say Obama, they say Osama.

Obama. Osama. Obama. Osama. Let’s blow the whole thing up.

To the Jonesville Church of God, in Jonesville, South Carolina.

Pastor Roger Byrd has placed a sign by his church. Goes the legend: “Obama, Osama, hmm, are they brothers?”

At a guess, we’d say they are most likely twins. No, wait. More likely they are the same person. We had thought Osama, rarely seen in public in the same place as Tony Blair was Robin Cook, but then we saw Obama and changed out minds. We now think Obama is Osama and the real Obama lives in Surrey, if he ever really existed at all.

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Posted: 22nd, April 2008 | In: Anorak In New York, Barack Obama, Politicians, Race For The White House, War On Terror | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0