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Geraldine Ferraro Welcomes Barack Obama to Black Camp

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The latest pause, … READ ON

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Eliot Spitzer: We’ll Always Have Paris

RUTH Henderson, “a former booking agent for high-priced Manhattan call girls”, says of Eliot Spitzer:

Remember that scene from Casablanca, when Captain Renault declares that he is shocked, shocked to find gambling going on – just as the croupier hands

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Ed Balls Says So What To Highest Taxes Ever

ed-balls-taxes.gifED Balls Says ‘So What’ To Highest Taxes Ever…

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The Budget Hits Nissan Micra Drivers

CURLY says the Budget has hit Nissan Micra divers – it will cost £40 more to drive one…… READ ON

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A Budget Hangover From Norman Lamont

alistair-darling-budget-10.jpgTHOSE post-Budget front-page headlines and what they reveal about the papers and their readers:

THE TIMES: “The hangover Budget”.

A picture of Alistair ‘Knut’ Darling carrying a bag (plastic?) of booze. Those eyebrows. That light grey hair. The absence of … READ ON

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Italy Wants UNESCO Recognition For Mediterranean Diet

binge-drinking.jpgFIRST Nicolas Sarkozy wants French food to be listed by Unesco as part of the world’s heritage, and now the Italians want their Mediterranean diet to be likewise acknowledged:
As The Croydonian says: I am NOT making this up:… READ ON

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Bob Spink’s Gender Responsive Budgeting

BOB Spink is Tory MP for Castle Point:

Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether consideration has been given to applying gender responsive budgeting to her Department’s budget.

Says Dizzy: What in … READ ON

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Barack Obama Might Be Black

BARACK Obama Might Be Black…



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Finding Eliot Spitzer’s Women Easy As ABC

eliot_spitzer.jpgREPORTS ABC NEWS in the US: “A 22-year-old escort found on another call-girl Web site claimed to ABC News in a phone interview that Gov. Eliot Spitzer had been one of her customers two years ago when he was New … READ ON

Posted: 12th, March 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Eliot Spitzer The Secret Libertarian

On Eliot Spitzer, via Tim:

Once again, we see that a vehement moralizer is secretly a libertarian, at least in regards to his own rights.

It’s always other people’s freedom that needs to be curtailed.

 More…

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Lindsay Hoyle On The Danger Of Tea Lights

tea-lights.jpgLINDSAY Hoyle, Labour MP for Chorley has an early day motion on tea lights, and their dangers:

That this House notes with concern the number of fires caused by tea lights; recognises that these small lights can easily cause

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Dinner With Matti Vanhanen, Tony Blair And Eliot Spitzer

bush-pretzel.jpgDINNER With Matti Vanhanen, Tony Blair And Eliot Spitzer.

Matti Vanhanen, Finland’s prime miniter, is partial to:

Matti Vanhanen, 52, prime minister since 2003, has been enjoying a wave of support since the disclosure that he likes to take

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Posted: 11th, March 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillary Clinton’s Dark And Stormy Night

WRITES Orlando Patteson in “The Red Phone in Black and White”, a response in the New York Times to Hillary Clinton’s 3am advert:

I have spent my life studying the pictures and symbols of racism and slavery, and when

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Those Eliot Spitzer Jokes

THOSE Eliot Spitzer jokes:

Letterman monologue.

Letterman’s “Top 10 Spitzer Excuses.”

“The Daily Show.”

“The Colbert Report.”

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Don Suber: Poohbahs Of Pork

POOHBAHS of pork: “Obama and Hillary join McCain in battling earmarks. I credit Glenn Reynolds and the rest of the bloggers” – Don Suber:

Via AP:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday

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Eliot Spitzer: The Face That Launched A Thousand Quips

eliot-spitzer-face.jpgELIOT Spitzer is the New York governor in the mire.

His is a story told in headlines: “Prostitute Admits Link to Eliot Spitzer; Resigns From Escort Service in Disgrace”; and “New York Governor Spitzer Is Linked to READ ON

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Ken Livingstone Is ‘Wrong’ Once Every 58 Seconds, Boris Johnson Less

SAYS Trixy: “Andrew Gilligan pointed out in the Evening Standard yesterday that Ken Livingstone cannot seem to open his mouth without lying about something:

Both the Mayor, Ken Livingstone, and his main rival, Boris Johnson, recently made separate appearances

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Neal Lawson On Mistakes: A New Labour Parody

NEAL Lawson: “A wealth of mistakes.”

John Hutton’s planned speech celebrating Britain’s highest earners flies in the face of what Labour should stand for. But there’s still time…

I was going to cut and paste the entire piece and file … READ ON

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Eliot Spitzer Prostitute Resigns

ELIOT Spitzer is in the mire. Says The Agitator (Source): I nominate the following for tomorrow’s NY Post headline: “Prostitute Admits Link to Eliot Spitzer; Resigns From Escort Service in Disgrace.”… READ ON

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Carmen Peláez On Che Guevara, Barack Obama

CHE Guevara makes an appearnce with Barack Obama and Ron Paul.

Says Cuban writer Carmen Peláez in Castro-loving leftists:

“When I started writing the play, I thought people just didn’t know what was happening in Cuba,” she said after

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Posted: 10th, March 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Eliot Spitzer Revealed In Prostitute Scandal

eliot-spitzer-naked.JPGREPORTS the NY Times: “Governor Eliot Spitzer has informed his most senior administration officials that he had been involved in a prostitution ring, an administration official said this morning.”

New York Governor Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution RingREAD ON

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Hillary Clinton Is Yoko Ono

bill_hillary_hippies.jpgA  FEW words on Hillary Clinton: “Saying that Hillary has Executive Branch experience is like saying Yoko Ono was a Beatle,” – Kos commenter, via Andrew Sullivan.

But what about Hillary bringing peace to Northern Ireland?

But what … READ ON

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The ID Cards Debated

cctv.jpgTHE ID Cards Debated:

THE HERALD: “Will the PM listen to the Home Office or to the experts?

The Scottish Government must be heartily commended for its decision to resist the imposition of compulsory national ID cards on Scottish

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Ken Livingstone’s Reduced Bus Company

ken-livingstone-advert.jpgKEN Livingstone says a vote for him to be London Mayor is a vote for reduced bus fares.

Boris Johnson says a vote for him is a vote for reduced buses.

The man on the Clapham Omnibus says: “Why … READ ON

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A Greener Budget To Appease Russia

“CLIMATE change may spark conflict with Russia, EU told,” announces the Guardian.
This front-page story appears alongside the report: “Darling plans Labour’s greenest budget yet.”

Can the two tales be linked? Is this green budget delivered with a nod to … READ ON

Posted: 10th, March 2008 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0