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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

Posted: 10th, March 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (6) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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

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


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


Gordon Brown’s New Still Tax

death-tax.jpg“FAMILIES’ £800 BILL JUST TO STAND STILL.”

The Mail’s front-page headline is grist to the mill of they who warned us against Gordon Brown’s love of stealth taxes.

The Queen’s guard at Buckingham Palace stand still. Are they exempt? Or … READ ON

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


Bjork Ruines China For Artists

BJORJK makes her childish point about Tibet and leaves the mess behind:

HANGHAI (Reuters) – China will tighten its controls over foreign singers and other performers after Icelandic singer Bjork shouted “Tibet! Tibet!” at a Shanghai concert last weekend,

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Posted: 9th, March 2008 | In: Celebrities, Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Oklahoma Gays Are Cancerous, Islamic Terrorists

OKLAHOMA Gays Are Cancerous, Islamic Terrorists. So says Sally Kern, an Oklahoma State Representative. Gays are also responsible for global warming:

The only two things from Oklahoma are steers and queers, and I don’t see any horns on you boy … READ ON

Posted: 9th, March 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillary Clinton Would Have Saved Rwanda

hillary_fate.jpgHILLARY Clinton cured Northern Ireland. Or not. Hillary Clinton saved thousands in Northern Ireland:

Bill Clinton claims that Hillary Clinton urged him to intervene militarily in Rwanda:

And then, using a more somber tone, he explained that she had

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Does John McCain Have Cancer?

mccain-adam-ant.jpgDOES John McCain have cancer?

Says the New York Times in “On the Campaign Trail, Few Mentions of McCain’s Bout With Melanoma”:

In 1999, during Mr. McCain’s first race for president, he gave the public an extraordinary look at

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Hillary Clinton’s 3am Girl Supports Obama

hillary.jpgTHE girl in Hillary Clinton’s 3 a.m. advert is an Obama supporter.

The first girl in the ad is young Casey Knowles. It’s stock footage from eight years ago when she worked as a TV extra – footage owned now

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Vince Cable Walks Into A LibDem Pub Without Nick Clegg’s Cojones

clegg.jpgVINCE Cable, the Lib Dem treasury spokesman, says High Street banks “had become the financial equivalent of a Wetherspoons pub – but with even less of a sense of social responsibility”.

Vince Cable says: “Just as binge drinking has become … READ ON

Posted: 8th, March 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Samantha Power, The Scotsman, Oh-Bummer And McCain

samanthapower-obama.jpegCLIVE DAVIS on Samantha Power: “It’s ironic that an academic who made her name by writing about genocide can’t tell the difference between Hillary and a real monster. Andrew Sullivan thinks Samantha Power was just speaking the truth. Really? Alex READ ON

Posted: 8th, March 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jacqui Smith’s Abrogated Student Radicalism Shows No ID

JACQUI Smith on ID cards:

Even the most hard-bitten student activist would recognise its not an abrogation of his radicalism to get an ID card if it helps him to provide an assurance of his identity to those who provide

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Oh-Bummer: The Cult Of Barack Obama

ryan-phillippe-obama.jpgMARK Hemmingway on the Cult of Barack Obama. No, not the death cult:

If anyone doubts that Obama’s supporters engage in cult-like behavior, try pointing out that they engage in cult-like behavior. Apparently fealty so permeates Obama’s hardcore base

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Posted: 8th, March 2008 | In: Celebrities, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ed Balls Parent Know-How Programme Pamphlet

ed-balls-twat.jpgGOES the Government’s press release: “ED BALLS HOSTS CHILDRENS [sic] PLAN DEBATE.”

Ed Balls, Secretary of State for Children, Young People and Families today announced the detail of a Government parenting programme to help parents get extra help with issues … READ ON

Posted: 8th, March 2008 | In: Online-PR, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Caroline Flint Is ‘Thetford Forest’

ON Caroline Flint, from PopBitch , via Dizzy:

Minister’s friends tell hair-raising tales

A friend of Housing Minister Caroline Flint claims that when she was a Students’ Union leader at University of East Anglia she did the popular lefty

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Posted: 7th, March 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Separated At Birth Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz And Jessie Wallace

cecilia-ciganer.jpgSeparated At Birth Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz (right) And Jessie Wallace (left):

sarkozy1.jpgREAD ON

Posted: 7th, March 2008 | In: Celebrities, Photojournalism, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John Prescott’s Clean-Up

john_prescott_sex.jpgWITH John Prescott wielding his Peacemaker in Armenia, the cleaners move into his former grace-and-favour apartment, or “love nest”, as the Express has it.

It is “Prez’s dirty secret”, says the Star. The place needs a “deep clean”. The Sun … READ ON

Posted: 7th, March 2008 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nick Clegg Gets On His Bike

nick-clegg.jpgSTEVE Webb, the Liberal Democrat’s environment spokesman, is sat on the GMTV Sunday sofa talking of his boss, Nick Clegg.

Says he: “Nick is experimenting with some sort of low-carbon moped for getting around London, so I’m sure there is … READ ON

Posted: 7th, March 2008 | In: Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hugo Chevez On The London Buses

chevez-in-london.pngI HAD that Hugo Chavez on the bus once.

Don’t worry if it’s a bit late. You see Venezuela has its own time zone.

chevez2.png

Ken Livingstone’s Chum Hugo Chavez And Freedom Of SpeechREAD ON

Posted: 6th, March 2008 | In: Photojournalism, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jacqui Smith Says ID Databse Cannot Be Hacked

DIZZY thinks Jacqui Smith said on the Today prgramme this morning, in an interview on ID cards, that “the database cannot be hacked”.

Really.

But can it be put on a disc and lost? … READ ON

Posted: 6th, March 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillary Clinton And Obama Not Ready For 3am Call, Unity Candidate McCain And Ken Starr

ARE the Democrats campaigning for the Republicans?

As he says: “Hillary will spend the seven weeks prior to Pennsylvania telling us Barack is awful. Barack will spend the seven weeks prior to Pennsylvania telling us Hillary is awful. And … READ ON

Posted: 6th, March 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John Prescott Wields His Peacemaker In Armenia

peacemaker_prescott.jpgJOHN Prescott is heading to Armenia.

“Peacemaker Prescott heads for Armenia,” says the Guardian.

“Prescott leads Armenia peace trip,” trills the BBC.

The Council of Europe is sending the former deputy-PM to Armenia because: “John Prescott will assess the post-electoral … READ ON

Posted: 6th, March 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0