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Tabloid Bingo At Heathrow Airport, With Gordon Brown

heathrow.jpgA PLANE crashes at Heathrow Airport. And another game of TABLOID BINGO!

It was “just 20 SECONDS from disaster”, says the Mail. The Express sees 136 passengers on board the Boeing 777.

The Mirror says “only 19” … READ ON

Posted: 18th, January 2008 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mike Huckabee On Marriage In The Bible

MIKE Huckabee is a professional Christian, but, as Volokh notes:

From a Beliefnet interview:

And the same thing would be true of marriage. Marriage has historically, as long as there’s been human history, meant a man and a woman

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Posted: 17th, January 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Racial Jokes On Barack Obama Are Like Porn

sexy-barack.jpgTHE story so far: Barack Obama is a black man. Hillary Clinton is a white woman. The question: Will race or misogyny prove the bigger barrier to the Presidency?

Now to the pages of the Rocky Mountain News. “Joke … READ ON

Posted: 17th, January 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillary Clinton Welcomes You Aboard Hill Force One

WHEN she’s not crying, Hillary Clinton’s knocking ’em dead in the aisles:

“Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and welcome aboard the maiden flight of Hill Force One” said the former First Lady as the plane took off from Las Vegas

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Posted: 17th, January 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


George Bush Cures Global Warming In Middle East

GEORGE Bush can turn the desert to rain. Now for the milk and honey:

It’s been a chilly welcome for America’s president: The Mideast, known for blazing sun and scorching winds, has been hit with an uncharacteristic wave of heavy

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Posted: 16th, January 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillary Clinton Is Tracy Flick: Video.

TRACY Flick Is Hillary Clinton:

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Posted: 16th, January 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mike Huckabee All Puff And Smoke

huckabee_fat.jpgTO Mike Huckabee, a question, via The Hill: “If you are president in 2009 and Congress brings you a bill to outlaw smoking nationwide in public places, would you sign it?” That from MSNBC host Chris Matthews.

Huckabee: “I … READ ON

Posted: 16th, January 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Simon Heffer Says Peter Hain Is…

PETER Hain is..:

All Mr Hain would be without his office, and the preening vanity it bestows on him, is a noisy, smarmy, unprincipled ex-student agitator whose contribution to our good governance remains not even debatable: for most of us

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Posted: 16th, January 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillary Clinton’s White House Prison

HILLARY Clinton says living in the the White House is like being in prison.

“I don’t feel lonely,” Clinton said. “But I do feel sometimes isolated. Because when you are in these positions that I have been in, it can

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Posted: 15th, January 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How Hillary Clinton Got Her Name

CHRISTOPHER Hitchens notes how Hillary Clinton got her name. Why are we interested? Because, if true, it says something about the way she operates:

Seeing the name Hillary in a headline last week—a headline about a life that had involved

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Posted: 15th, January 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sarkozy And Bruni Pay Queen’s Bed And Board

sarkozy-bruni.jpgPRESIDENT Nicolas Sarkozy of France is to visit Her Majesty the Queen on his first State Visit to the United Kingdom since becoming President of the French Republic.

The State Visit will begin on 26 March 2008 at Windsor Castle … READ ON

Posted: 15th, January 2008 | In: Politicians, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Heated Debate On Camille Puglia And Hillary Clinton

heated-debate.jpgCAMILLE Puglia is America’s answer to Germaine Greer. Writing for Salon, she notes on Hillary Clinton:

Hillary’s willingness to tolerate Bill’s compulsive philandering is a function of her general contempt for men. She distrusts them and feels morally superior

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Posted: 14th, January 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (4) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown’s Hearts And Minds

“SCIENTISTS have created a beating heart in the laboratory in a breakthrough that could allow doctors one day to make a range of organs for transplant almost from scratch,” notes the Times.

No need to donate, like Gordon Brown … READ ON

Posted: 14th, January 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown’s Shares Scandal

gordon-brown-donation-1.pngTHE plan so far: Gordon Brown wants to take your organs.

For now, the talk is of waiting for you to first die, although do you really need two kidneys, two eyes (Gordon has made it to the top … READ ON

Posted: 14th, January 2008 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How Globalization Is Viewed By Clinton And Obama Supporters

IN “The Globalization Election”, Fred Siegel writes:

Clinton’s slide in the polls began when she muffed a debate question about whether she supported New York governor Eliot Spitzer’s proposal to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. But when, in a

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Posted: 13th, January 2008 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


George Bush’s Middle East Birds

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GEORGE Bush in the Middle East spot the difference contest: 2003 (Iraq), 2008 (UAE)…

Spot five differences and win a good stuffing…… READ ON

Posted: 13th, January 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown Owns You And Your Organs

gordon-brown-donation.JPGGORDON Brown has “thrown his weight behind” (Telegraph) a move to permit hospitals to remove organs from dead patients without explicit consent.

Good for the ill in need of an organ. But does it mean that your body is owned … READ ON

Posted: 13th, January 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (10) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Barack Obama’s Plane Crash

airplane-accident-3.jpgNO: “The plane carrying Sen. Barack Obama struck another plane while taxiing at Midway Airport in Chicago early Saturday morning.

At 2:45 a.m. Central Time, the Gulfstream 2 plane that carried Obama, nine other passengers and two crew members struck … READ ON

Posted: 13th, January 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillary Clinton Slips In The Recession

SOME economic analysis from Hillary Clinton: “I think we’re slipping toward a recession,” she said. “A couple of people that I met on the street, they work in construction. They tell me it’s slowed down.”

Hillary’s common touch…

Source READ ON

Posted: 11th, January 2008 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


George Bush Postcards: Ed Gillespie Visits Bethlehem

BLOGGING peace. The White House has a new blog – Trip Notes From the Middle East. This from Ed Gillespie “Counselor to the President:

On a personal level, this is an exciting way for someone to visit the Holy

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


PM’s Petitions: Corsets For The Fat

PRIME Minister Petitions: “We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to make it compulsory for the Under 5’s to wear corsets”

And: “It is a known medical fact in the UK that most under fives are now obese or the … READ ON

Posted: 11th, January 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tony Blair’s J P Morgan Wage Is Good For Britain

tony-blair-arch.gif“TONY Blair will earn around £2 million a year in his part-time role as adviser to the Wall Street bank JP Morgan without ever having to go into the office,” says the Telegraph.

“BLAIR’S £1m-A-Year PAYBACK FOR IRAQ,” thunders the … READ ON

Posted: 11th, January 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John Kerry Boosts Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

LIFE for Hillary Clinton just keeps getting better: “Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for the White House.

Kerry the flip-flopper. The loser. He backs Obama. Bill Clinton backs Hillary.… READ ON

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


Peter Hain Prepares To Declare

PETER HAIN:

Peter Hain is preparing to admit to the Electoral Commission that he has failed to declare more than £100,000 in donations to his campaign for Labour’s deputy leadership.

It is understood that there are almost 20 donations

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


Hillary Clinton Does A Paul Tsongas

PAUL Efthemios Tsongas won the New Hampshire primary in 1992.

Unforgettable…… READ ON

Posted: 9th, January 2008 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0