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Richard Hammond’s Organ Recital: Daily Mirror Wins

pm-and-hammond-200.jpgNEWSPAPERS love little more than a campaign.

It gives their columnists something to write about other then their children, and allows the paper to quote itself a source of irrefutable and expert fact.

In today’s Mirror readers learn that the paper’s No To The Toll Tax campaign has won the day. The “controversial” pay-as-you-go toll tax is to be “axed”. Satellites will not track cars and charge by the mile.

Says the Mirror’s boy racer Richard Hammond: “This is a great victory.”

“REAL CAMPAIGNS,” says the Mirror. “REAL STORIES. REAL RESULTS.” The Hammond Report gts results.

Nothing fake here. No pictures of a British squaddie urinating on his Iraqi captive. No fiction. The Mirror newspaper sticks to the real.

And the real news is that the petition Richard Hammond handed to outgoing Prime Minister Tony Blair last year has had a real impact.

Not only did Blair leave power soon after, not only did Blair get to meet another celebrity, but now the Government says it has listened to the real people and the plan for an unworkable and expensive satellite tracking for all cars will not be made real.

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Posted: 4th, March 2008 | In: Politicians, Tabloids, The Blairs | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


UK Libertarian Party

THE new UK Libertarian Party want to abolish income tax. Policy No.1…

Posted: 3rd, March 2008 | In: Money, Politicians, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Johna Goldberg and Liberal Fascism

LIBERAL fascism.

Just following orders.

Posted: 3rd, March 2008 | In: Politicians, Twitterings | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Clinton White House Timeshare

clinton-timeshare.gifTHE Clinton Whitehouse Timeshare:

Posted: 3rd, March 2008 | In: Hillary Clinton, Politicians, Race For The White House | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Democracy And Theocracy In Race For The Whitehouse

SAYS Barack Obama in the NY Post: “I am a devout Christian. I pray to Jesus every night and try to go to church as much as I can.”

Hillary Clinton says: “Obama Not Muslim ‘As Far As I Know’…”

Do you believe in Evolution?

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Posted: 3rd, March 2008 | In: Anorak In New York, Anorak TV, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Politicians, Race For The White House | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Yvette Cooper’s £12million Scheme to Save You Money

OVER tyhe Goverment newswires: “Yvette Cooper launches £12m pathfinder for new money guidance service

Up to three quarters of a million people will get free money guidance on matters like managing debt, planning for retirement or saving for a mortgage deposit, under a new £12m pathfinder Yvette Cooper, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has today announced.

Taxpayers can apply for a cashback scheme by…

Posted: 3rd, March 2008 | In: Labour Party, Money, Politicians, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Alan Duncan Announces

NEWS from the Telegraph’s Court & Social pages that ALAN Duncan, the Conservative’s shadow business secretary, is to enter into a legal partnership with a same-sex partner, James Dunseath.

An Anorak readers responds:

Sir,

What a shame that Sir Edward Heath is not leader of the party and so able to see this…

Name and address supplied

Posted: 3rd, March 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Conservatives, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Let’s All Have A Saturday Night Laugh At Hillary Clinton

HILLARY Clinton has been on Saturday Night Live. She’s here to make you laugh. She might laugh along. And you might like to send the children from the room, lest they get scared.

Politicians are judged on their sense of humour as much as their policies. Forget the soundbite, we demand a pun.

It was the third consecutive “SNL” episode featuring a presidential contender. Republican candidate Mike Huckabee appeared on “Weekend Update” last week. On a November episode of “SNL,” the last before the Writers Guild of America strike, Obama played himself as a guest at a party thrown by Hillary and Bill Clinton.

John McCain needs to work on his material. Can he do a silly walk?

Posted: 2nd, March 2008 | In: Anorak In New York, Hillary Clinton, Politicians, Race For The White House | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Obama-A-Likes Are Coming

BARACK II: “Waiting for the Obama-a-likes”

The rise and rise of Senator Barack Obama is an epic event in the history of political marketing. Politicos everywhere should watch and learn.

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Posted: 2nd, March 2008 | In: Barack Obama, Politicians, Race For The White House, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


President Chelsea Clinton

PRESIDENT Chelsea Clinton:

At campaign meetings on university campuses across the country, student audiences have been gasping at the confident, articulate, personable spokeswoman who has been singing her mother’s praises in more than 20 states...She turned 28 last week and won’t be eligible to run for the White House until she’s 35. Yet despite anything you may have heard about Americans being sick of family dynasties, there are plenty of Democrats who are already fantasising about President Chelsea Clinton – and her delighted parents are doing nothing to discourage the idea.

If she can marry Prince Harry, what a dynasty it would be…

Posted: 2nd, March 2008 | In: Hillary Clinton, Politicians, Race For The White House, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Has The UK Declared War On Liechtenstein, Andorra and Monaco?

war-with-andorra.jpgHAS The UK declared war on Liechtenstein, Andorra and Monaco?

And if it has, has Prince Harry got his skis ready packed?

In “Alistair Darling chases rich in tax-free haven of Monaco – Chancellor tightens screw on wealthy Britons and their Riviera refuge”, the Times talks of “hostilities against Britain’s super-rich” and “sanctions against Monaco, the Mediterranean tax haven”.

“So far the attention has been on Liechtenstein, but Monaco is the goldmine,” says a Whitehall official. “Germany has got the bit between its teeth now and Monaco is where they want to go next – and we’re right with them.”

We learn that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) expects to obtain £100m in unpaid tax from 100 Britons who bank in Liechtenstein. “It paid £100,000 to Heinrich Kieber, a former bank employee, for clients’ names and bank account details. In the past few days it has begun sending them letters referring to their account numbers”.

This is the Heinrich Kieber who “has made millions of euros by selling stolen bank records to the world’s tax authorities. He is now Liechtenstein’s ‘most wanted’ man.” He is undoubtedly Liechtenstein’s most famous man.

On one had, news that the HM Revenue and Customs is buying stolen data must cause the banks to worry. And given the security around HMRC’s data reserves, foreign powers, domestic banks and the curious can expect to be offered the same information on a couple of discs any day now.

But it is the talk of sanctions that shocks? It all sounds so heavy-handed, putting Monaco on a par with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.

The wonder is what Liechtenstein will do about it? Will it link up with Monaco and Andorra and form a mini-me Axis of Evil? The Snowy Peril could consult with the Duchy of Grand Fenwick on a military strategy.

The invasion is coming…

Posted: 2nd, March 2008 | In: Money, Politicians | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pick A New Middle Name For Barack Hussein Obama

barack-obama.JPGBARACK Hussein Obama. Can we find a new middle name for the presidential challenger? Yes we can!

Your suggestions please.

Suggestions already made:

JEFFERSON  – Barack Jefferson Hussein.

CHE – Barack Che Obama. Ther is much in a name.

HITLER – Barack Hitler Obama 

BIN Barack Bin Obama 

OSAMA Barack Osama Obama 

BOB Barack Bob ‘The Builder’ Obama 

JFK Barack JFK Obama 

Keep them coming…

Posted: 2nd, March 2008 | In: Barack Obama, Politicians, Race For The White House | Comments (39) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Russian Election Thriller

THE RUSSIAN ELECTION at Siberian Light. Who’s gonna win..? God it’s tense…

Posted: 2nd, March 2008 | In: Politicians, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Retirement Interview With Fidel Castro

Posted: 2nd, March 2008 | In: Anorak TV, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Cameron Says Politicans Are The Trouble With Politics

david-cameron.jpgSAYS Tory leader David Cameron:

To describe this disengagement and cynicism as a ‘mood’ is to underestimate both the depth and the intensity of the breakdown in relations between the government and the governed.

To do that, we need to understand why this political breakdown has happened. A lot of it is to with behaviour. The behaviour of a minority of individual politicians, in all parties. Behaviour in the House of Commons.

Ban the politicos and clean up politics…

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Posted: 2nd, March 2008 | In: Conservatives, David Cameron, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Joan Collins On John McCain

FROM Joan Collins’ diary in The Spectator…

“John McCain really needs to do something about his pallor. His complexion is more translucent than Nicole Kidman’s”.

Via 

Posted: 1st, March 2008 | In: John McCain, Politicians, Race For The White House, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Barack Hussein Obama Osama’s Word Association Game

scary-obama1.jpgBARACK Obama is in the news. That’s Barack HUSSEIN Obama. Or is it Barack Hussein OSAMA?

So they say…

OK, Michelle, Who Is “They”?

Michelle Obama on the use of her husband’s middle name by his opponents:

Michelle Obama, who often has decried “the fear bomb” that opponents have used against her husband for his middle name — Barack Hussein Obama — said in Canton, Ohio, today that it is happening again and shows why it’s so important that he wins election as president.

They threw in the obvious, ultimate fear bomb,” Obama said today of her husband’s 2004 Senate race. “We’re even hearing [that] now. … ‘When all else fails, be afraid of his name, and what that could stand for, because it’s different.'”

The name means…

“Hussein” is the ultimate fear bomb? I thought the international community had him contained; isn’t “Osama”, Ted Kennedy’s formulation of “Obama”, much scarier?Whatev. Speaking of scary, let’s just call the Senator from Illinois “He Who Must Not Be Middle-Named”.

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Posted: 1st, March 2008 | In: Barack Obama, Politicians, Race For The White House | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Angelina Jolie Beats Obama

JOLIE 1, OBAMA 0.

Angelina Jolie Plays The Battlefield in Iraq

Posted: 1st, March 2008 | In: Barack Obama, Brandgelina, Celebrities, Politicians, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Departmental Visits Abroad

fiji-gordon-brown1.jpgYOUR tax money: “Departmental Visits Abroad”:

Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many overseas visits by officials in his Department took place in each of the last 10 years; which countries were visited; and how much was spent on such visits in each such year. [181612]

Dizzy tots it up a bill of £1,436,939. And the coutries visited to appraise their teaching methods are:

Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korean Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA.

No, we can’t see Fiji , either. No small shock, given the weather and Gordon Brown’s support of the country’s tourist industry…

Posted: 1st, March 2008 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Should Sex Offenders, Tagging And ID Cards

IN the Derry Journal: “Sex offenders ‘should be tagged and forced to show their faces'”

CONVICTED sex offenders should be electronically tagged and have no rights to anonymity, says Strabane SDLP Councillor Eugene McMenamin.

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Posted: 1st, March 2008 | In: Politicians, Twitterings | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Banish The Bag With Gordon Brown And New Labour

peter-hain-banish-the-bag.jpgBANISH the bag. Banish the wind bag. Peter Hain is banished…

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


Ron Paul Endorses Murray Sabrin

SAY Ron Paul ofr Dr Murray Sabrin: He “has devoted his entire career to promoting limited government and personal freedom, and I am proud to have known him and worked with him for more than 25 years,” said Paul. “He will not only be an outstanding representative of the people of New Jersey, but the greatest advocate of liberty and constitutional principles the US Senate has seen in decades. I am delighted to endorse him and encourage all Americans who believe in freedom to support him enthusiastically.”

Vote Sabrin for US Senate..

Posted: 29th, February 2008 | In: Politicians, Ron Paul, Twitterings | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The God Cult Of Obama

barack-obama-is-god-1.pngAS the Secret Dairy writes of Obama:

“HERE he is in El Paso meeting with some schoolkids. This was right after he fed an entire auditorium with just a single stick of French bread and a pack of hot dogs.”

Life. Death. Satirists for Obama!

Posted: 29th, February 2008 | In: Barack Obama, Politicians, Race For The White House | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Barack Obama Death Cult

scary-obama.jpgBarack Obama Death Cult: Anorak looks at assassination and Barack Obama in the news…

GERARD VAN DER LEUN is worried about Obama. “I think all sane Americans of good will can agree that something happening to Obama would be just about the worst thing to happen to our political system since those three terrible days in the 1960s. The abiding problem is that not all Americans are sane — especially those of the political persuasion.”

And:

But after a moment’s reflection the chilling subtext of that glib rim-shot started to occur to me as I recalled recent reports of lax security at Obama appearances. ( ABC News: As Obama Security Rises, Lapses Remain ) And since I am of an age where I can remember the 1960s, I was chilled even more as images from the more violent of those days came back to me. Chief among them were November 22, 1963, April 4, 1968, and June 6, 1968. These are, as I’m sure you know from the first date, the days on which John Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy were assassinated.

Says Glenn Reynolds: With Gerard, I can just urge Obama’s security folks not to get slack.

Posted: 29th, February 2008 | In: Barack Obama, Barack Obama Death Cult, Politicians, Race For The White House | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown: Banish The Wind Bag

gordon-brown.jpgGORDON Brown is the Mail’s new celebrity columnist.

In “Why Sarah and I know this is right”, Prime Minister Gordon Brown “backs the Daily Mail’s Banish the Bags campaign”.

Anorak’s own campaign urges Britons to boycott the Mail, on account of its exploitation of turtles. Millions of you agree with us.

To the column, and Gordon Brown is every inch the columnist, using the word “I” 19 times, and “we” on 17 occasions. The “we” is split between Gordon and his family, and Gordon and the rest of us. But what the difference?

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Posted: 29th, February 2008 | In: Gordon Brown, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0