Politicans and world leaders making news and in the news, and spouting hot air
KATE Hoey will join Boris Johnson’s administration as a non-executive Director…
“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…
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.
(Picture: Beau Bo D’Or Website.)
Could Tony Blair make it to 23 books? The New Testament only has 27.
Answers in the form of a menu-oir to the usual address…
Hillary Clinton Compares Outsourcing To The Holocaust – almost…
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.”
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…
EDUCATION whether you like it or not – Full-time adult coercion: the virus spreads …
BARACK Obama: “He’s looking less like Kennedy, and more like Steve Urkel.”
REALLY: “We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to prevent coastal erosion on the east coast of Yorkshire“.
Says The Croydonian: “As opposed to the west coast of Yorkshire, of course.”
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.
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?
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.
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”.
RECOVERED 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.”
And do his wife and local Chinese restaurateur know?
The US media is obsessed with hand gestures.
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…
SAYS 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.”
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.
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.”
Is anything in America not sponsored?
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?
Says Brooklyn Beckham…
JOHN 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…
Snooping On Us And Traffic CCTV Data? – SpyBlog
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.