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Gordon Brown Ignore Daily Express Petrol Crusade

daily-express.jpg“BROWN BLOCKS OUR FUEL PETITION,” announces the Express on its front page.

“Gordon Brown yesterday banned our petition – demanding an immediate cut in fuel duty – from the No10 website.”

To the No.10 website and a hunt through rejected … READ ON

Posted: 7th, June 2008 | In: Money, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Michelle Obama Video: The Non Denial Denial

MORE on rumours of a Michelle Obama video of her saying things that must not be said. See the video here.

And:

The headline of this story is that “Obama denies a rumor,” but he doesn’t really, at

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Posted: 6th, June 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown’s Scots Thrown Out Of London

kings-college-hospital-london.jpgGORDON Brown is in the mire and signs are that his grey-suited tartan army are being expunged from London.

Brown’s British but as this patient form at King’s College Hospital, London, shows, he can’t be Scottish – not in London.… READ ON

Posted: 5th, June 2008 | In: Photojournalism, Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


King Barack Obama Is The Tabloid Dream

obama-mandela-king.jpg“HE HAS a dream,” says the Sun’s front-page headline, words illustrated by a picture of Democratic Party nominee Barack Obama, mouth agape and right hand raised to the heavens.

News is that a man called Barack Obama has been chosen … READ ON

Posted: 5th, June 2008 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (7) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


China Bans Six Types Of Foreigner During Beijing Olympics

THE Olympics are coming and the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee (BOCOG) duly issued a set of “legal guidelines” for foreigners visiting China during the Games.

Please note the list of six types of foreigners that are not welcome.… READ ON

Posted: 4th, June 2008 | In: Back pages, Politicians | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Un Climate Talks Kick Off With Clown Boot-Sized Carbon Footprint

carbon-footprint.jpgTHE latest round of international climate talks has kicked off in Bonn, Germany.

The two-week session is not the end of so much expelled hot air and there are at least eight more chats planned in the next year and … READ ON

Posted: 4th, June 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Al Gore Is From Venus, Humans Are From Earth

ALK Gore is confusing Venus and planet Earth in his bad science exhibition:

After leading into the topic with the statement “there’s an illusion still out there that the climate crisis may not be real, and if you want to

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Posted: 4th, June 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (5) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Plot To Kill Barack Obama And Hillary Clinton (Video)

kill-barack-and-hillary.jpgMORE on the plot to kill Barack Obama, and the now lesser plot to kill Hillary Clinton:

To Manhattan, where artist Yazmany Arboleda is launching his new exhibition: The Assassination of Hillary Clinton/The Assassination of Barack Obama.… READ ON

Posted: 4th, June 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Barack Obama On Modesty And Healing The Planet

barack-jesus-christ.pngBARACK Obama, he’s so very modest:

At this defining moment for our nation, we should be proud that our party put forth one of the most talented, qualified field of individuals ever to run for this office.

Halleluja!

Because if

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Posted: 4th, June 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jason Wood Orgams Over John Prescott’s Textualised Book

john_prescott_memoirs.jpgSIGNS that Australian MP Jason Wood has been reading John Prescott’s works and reviewing his past speeches.

(Picture: Beau Bo D’Or)

On the matter of genetically modified organisms, Woods offered “genetically modified orgasms”.

I support the member for

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Posted: 4th, June 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Obama’s Step For Racial Equality

Marc Ambinder looks at Obama and McCain:

What a different emotional register from John McCain’s; Obama seems on the verge of tears; the enormous crowd in the Xcel center seems ready to lift Obama on its shoulders…McCain appealed to Clinton

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Posted: 4th, June 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Light A Match For World Environment Day

WORLD Environment Day is almost upon us and you can do your bit.

global-warming-predictor.jpgAs the wind-powered UN site says, it can be celebrated in many ways, including “street rallies, bicycles parades, green concerts, essay and poster competitions in schools, tree … READ ON

Posted: 4th, June 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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

pet_sweat-drink.jpgTHE 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 … READ ON

Posted: 4th, June 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (2) | Comments 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 … READ ON

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


Gordon Brown’s 42 Days Fisked

Fisking Gordon Brown on 42 Days at SpyBlogREAD ON

Posted: 2nd, June 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments 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 … READ ON

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


How The Potato Wars Started

potato-gun.jpgRADIO 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

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Posted: 2nd, June 2008 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comments (2) | Comments 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

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


Al Gore: The Opera

al-gore-opera.jpgAL Gore: The Inconvenient Opera

First it was the film and the book. Now the next stop for Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” is opera.

La Scala officials say the Italian composer Giorgio Battistelli has been commissioned to produce

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Posted: 30th, May 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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 conference on Iraq. Kiss had a sold-out gig to play on

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Posted: 30th, May 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Scott McClellan Flowchart

THE Scott McClellan flowchart – what was he thinking…

scott-mcclellan-flowchart.jpg

Here

Via READ ON

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


Lip Service: Gordon Brown Calls Voters

gordon-brown-phone-call.jpgIT’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 … READ ON

Posted: 30th, May 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (7) | Comments 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

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Posted: 29th, May 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (3) | Comments 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 … READ ON

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


Amsterdam Approves Sex In The Vondelpark And Outlaws Dogs

dog-collar-sex.jpgTO 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 … READ ON

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